Assuming a leadership role is often an end goal for many business people. If you’re hoping to get there one day and want to know how you can succeed, or you’re hoping to improve your skills, this post will explain what leadership skills are, outline how you can develop them, and learn how to display your skills on a resume to stand out amongst your competitors.
When the housing market crashed in 2008, my Dad lost $40,000 of his pension fund and his salary froze for two years. I never knew what caused my Dad’s financial stagnation or even the Great Recession, mostly because I was 13 at the time. But after I read The Big
Whether you’ve recently been promoted to a leadership position, or you’ve been leading your team for years, it can often seem tricky to discern what being a “good” leader actually means. When you’re trying to determine the components of a successful leader, it’s easy to fall-back on certain terms we
Leadership is often confused with being authoritative. They are absolutely different and a leader is not an authoritarian. A leader is one who holds the torch in the dark tunnel, stands at the frontline, musters up his courage to lead the thousands behind him and he knows that everyone looks
Welcome to The Science Behind Success — a new blog series that explores the best ways to help our brains perform better at work. With psychological research and interviews with leaders in the field, we’re showing you how psychology can help you overcome workplace obstacles and excel in your career.
When Karla Cook, the current Editor of HubSpot’s Marketing Blog, first joined the team as a staff writer in July 2016, she realized she had more in common with most of her new teammates than she originally thought. As a rhetoric major at Bates College, a liberal arts school in
Every once in a while, I’ll meet people who at once give me hope for the future and make me wonder what the heck I’ve done with my life. (I mean that, of course, in the most positive way possible.) Yesterday, I had a the privilege of meeting two such
At one point or another in your career, you’ll encounter a manipulator. Unfortunately, people who use manipulative tactics to get what they want aren’t just in movies like The Devil Wears Prada — they exist in real life, too. It’s often difficult to spot a manipulator. Manipulative behavior is inherently
Mission Statement Examples Life is Good: To spread the power of optimism. sweetgreen: To inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food. Patagonia: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. American Express: We work hard every day
When I was asked to write on this topic, adaptable leadership, I started shaking my head. I am not a huge fan of putting an adjective in front of leadership and making it a new thing. Let’s just call it leadership and then talk about how to be better at
“A good leader should always … ” How you finish that sentence could reveal a lot about your leadership style. Leadership is a fluid practice. We’re always changing and improving the way in which we help our direct reports and the company grow. And the longer we lead, the more
This past summer I managed the largest acquisition campaign in my company’s history. I work at HubSpot, a marketing software company that popularized lead-gen campaigns and the whole idea of “inbound marketing,” so this is no small feat (we’ve run massive campaigns over the years). The campaign, Four Days of
When Brian McGrory, Editor-in-Chief of The Boston Globe, gave a talk at HubSpot’s Cambridge office this summer, he told us a story about a crucial leadership lesson he learned during his early days as head editor. At night, Brian would answer emails before bed, and it became a daily routine