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YEC Members Offer Tips on How to Grow Into Leadership

YEC members are experts in many fields. From technology to food innovation, they’ve started successful and forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries and gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. This week, our members offer insight on how entrepreneurs can grow into leadership.

How to Beat Leadership Stress (and Avoid a Crisis)

In his latest Forbes article, Elliot Tomaeno, founder of Astrsk, shares how stressful and sometimes lonely it can be to be the sole founder of a business and have all of the responsibility fall on your shoulders. He writes, "It’s time for us to stop ignoring the emotional costs associated with running a successful business and start taking mental health seriously. Leaders are as susceptible as anyone else on the payroll to the toils of stress and anxiety, and everyone sometimes needs support keeping their head above water.

12 Things You Must Do Before Your First Board Meeting

Entrepreneurial tip No. 1: Never walk into a board meeting unprepared. Instead, use these tips offered by fellow members in this Inc article. One member writes, "The best board meetings are ones with discussion and debate. The worst are ones where you simply report the facts and figures of the business."

YEC contributors: Fan BiBlank LabelAaron Schwartz, Modify MerchNicolas Gremion, Free-eBooks.netBrian Smith, S Brian Smith GroupAdam Steele, The MagistrateNicole Munoz, Start Ranking NowLuigi Wewege, Vivier GroupJeff Epstein, AmbassadorChristopher Kelly, ConveneDerek CapoeFinAnthony Pezzotti, Knowzo.comJohn RamptonDue.

13 Books That Teach Everything You Need to Know About Entrepreneurship

Many startup books preach empty, "feel-good" advice, but these top picks stand the test against 13 real, successful entrepreneurs. Here's the latest from The Huffington Post.

YEC contributors: David Henzel, MaxCDNDoreen Bloch, Poshly Inc.Corey NorthcuttNorthcutt Inbound MarketingDrew Hendricks, ButtercupNanxi Liu, EnplugKirk Simpson, WaveAfif Khoury, SOCi, IncBrittany Hodak, ZinePakDiana Goodwin, AquaMobile Swim SchoolJoel ButterlyInGenius PrepMatt Wilson, Under30ExperiencesBeck Bamberger, BAM CommunicationsDanny Boice, Trustify.

Overcoming the Fear of the Podium: 9 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Practice Public Speaking

If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are you’ve participated in plenty of public speaking engagements. In this AllBusiness article, YEC members share their best tips for startup founders who are new to pitching, promoting and speaking in public.

YEC contributors: Leila LewisBe Inspired PRMark CenicolaBannerView.comElle KaplanLexION CapitalAdam SteeleThe MagistrateClayton DeanCirca InteractiveAllie SiartoAllie Siarto & Co. PhotographyEran EyalSpringleapBrittany HodakZinePakAndrew SaladinoKitchen Cabinet Kings.

Keep an eye out both on our blog and around the web for more great content from YEC members, who regularly share their best practices and insider tips across the Internet.