Best Leadership Advice of 2013

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Find More Leaders

Successful leaders need help to manage their employees. Marc Barros, co-founder and former CEO of Contour, says this ability to find new leaders can be crystalized in one interview question: "Tell me about the last person you fired." Barros explains if the candidate, "'I haven't fired anyone,' it's obvious this person's a bad fit. You can't build a great team without occasionally deconstructing and rebuilding it. And while every leader makes mistakes, if he can't admit, correct, or move on from them, you don't want him or her at your start-up," he writes.