Take the LeadFrom leadership skills to lead generation, leads are important to every business. Here are seven posts from around the web that will help you take the lead (hopefully!).

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1. 5 Keys to Revolutionary Lead Generation

Why: Is lead generation a daunting task for your business? Michael Nelson aka Cogent Coach shares his simple lead generation system.

2. The hidden leadership skill you can ignite today

Why: Mark Schaefer reveals a leadership quality that we can all tap into and use to build our business or career.

3. 5 Traffic Generation Tips Every Blogger Should Try

Why: Increasing traffic to your site will positively impact both leads and sales. Eddie Gear gives some advice to help you get the leads.

4. 7 Reasons Your Lead Generation Offer Isn’t Working

Why: Do you have a lead generation strategy in place, but aren’t seeing the results you hoped for? In this post for SteamFeed, Randy Milanovic explains the most commonly faced issues.

5. 7 Tips to Creating an All-Star Event

Why: In this guest post for WUL, Susan Rubin of current SBCI client Cision offers stellar tips on holding an event that will build relationships and nurture leads.

6. Client and Customer Referrals: Five Steps to Get Great Ones

Why: Referrals are a great way to generate leads. In this post for SpinSucks, Jeff Riddle covers the steps you can take to get started.

7. 5 Metrics Every B2B Marketer Should Track

Why: Tracking the correct metrics can make or break your lead generation program. Eric Wittlake shares which data are essential for long-term marketing success.

What steps do you follow to help your business take the lead? Are there lessons of success or failure we can all learn from? Please share in the comments below!