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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Change Leadership Watch

Start with Why: How great leaders inspire action | Classic, Video TED.com

"People don't buy what you do, but buy why you believe it."


Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...


The law of diffusion of innovation:  TIVO, the single highest quality product on the market, great market conditions.  Yet a commercial failure.

For Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, there where no invitations.  The focus was on belief.  250,000 people showed up to hear him speak.  They showed up for themselves for what they believed for America.  25% of the audience was white. 

“[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.” 

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 5, 2013 11:11 AM

From one of the comments:  "Therefore, good leadership is not pushing and/or pulling people (normally done by top management) but acting so that people do it for themselves and by themselves."   - Deb

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from #BetterLeadership

Be on a mission that doesn't suck

Be on a mission that doesn't suck | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

If you’re job hopping, serially starting companies, or constantly burned out, ask yourself: why is this happening? Chances are, it’s as simple as not being on a mission that you care about. When you’re really doing something you love, stress can actually improve productivity (this isn’t necessarily founded in science, just personal observation), whereas when you’re drudging along, stress compounds an already adverse circumstance.


So what makes a mission that doesn’t suck?


The best missions, it would seem, are those keep you cranking day after day. They’re ambitious, improbable, and fundamentally thrilling. Some of the loftiest are missions that can never quite be fulfilled. Google’s famously is “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Starbucks wants to “inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” Whole Foods believes that“companies, like individuals, must assume their share of responsibility as tenants of Planet Earth.”


Via AlGonzalezinfo
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, January 10, 2013 5:39 AM
Good question Jean-Phillipe. In my experience, things like possible organizational changes or possible layoffs are the types of issues that can lead to lots of fear. My guiding light is to talk openly about the reality the team is facing and what is being done about it. It is key to make it safe for staff to openly share their concerns and address their concerns openly. The opposite will result in negative watercooler talk and growing distortions that make everything worse. Big topic here.
Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's comment, January 10, 2013 4:37 PM
Thank You Al for your point of view. Conscious fear may be acceptable only if followed by positive transformal action.
Michal Zachar's comment, January 10, 2013 4:40 PM
All mankind is in bondage. Each faith is slavery (and unlimited faith in the power of love). Yes every so-called "giving a heart full of love" (not because we think we can, but because we want), every religion, every church, every synagogue, every such temple is nothing but a prison with open doors. A door to them are deliberately open so provoked in you the illusion that you are not in jail. And what will happen when i close this door?