Marc Sparks: On Leadership

Marc Sparks: ‘Never Allow Self-Pity’

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Marc Sparks: On Leadership | 0 comments

Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur and owner of Timber Creek Capital, says one should never allow self-pity. The minute you start feeling sorry for yourself, do something nice for someone else. Change the channel! Not only will you make the recipient’s day, you’ll also feel a tremendous amount of pride that you helped make someone’s day just a little bit brighter. Read more about the things Marc Sparks says are on his list of “never” statements. Read full post at www.whoismarcsparks.com

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Marc Sparks on Leadership: Praise in Public, Criticize in Private

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Marc Sparks: On Leadership | 0 comments

Marc Sparks on Leadership: Praise in Public, Criticize in Private

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. He is also the owner and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. As the owner of any business—or anyone on your management team, for that matter—setting an example is the key to maximizing the output of your team members.  You never want to be a dictator; you simply want to be the dude (or dude-ette) in charge. And when it comes to how you treat your team, my philosophy is simple: treat everyone with respect. Praise publicly and reprimand in private. You can’t possibly expect those who are leading your team to perform at their best if you tear them...

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