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Why Real Leaders Don't Set Out To Become Leaders

Why Real Leaders Don't Set Out To Become Leaders | agile4fun | Scoop.it
If fewer people succumbed to the siren song of leadership—to the prestige, the paycheck, the perks—the overall level of leadership in our society would instantly rise, because many people with the wrong motives would be cleared out of the executive suites.
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The Difference Between Passion and Purpose (And Why You Need Both) - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The Difference Between Passion and Purpose (And Why You Need Both) - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you.
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Why You Should Become a Storyteller

Why You Should Become a Storyteller | agile4fun | Scoop.it
We all love a good story.Whether it's letting ourselves be swept away by a big-screen drama, watching Shakespeare in the park or curling up with a good novel, there's something about a narrative that
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4 Leadership Lessons From Marine General James Mad Dog Mattis

The retired four-star general recently gave a talk to Stanford business students. Here are some of the important takeaways.
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Expressing Your Vulnerability Makes You Stronger

Expressing Your Vulnerability Makes You Stronger | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Apologizing or seeking help can turn a loss into a win.
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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach | agile4fun | Scoop.it
The most important thing is having the right kinds of conversations.
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How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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The Power of Gratitude

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"There is great wisdom in the idea that "we become what we think about most of the time". The human brain is a goal-seeking, problem-solving machine, and the things we think about, focus on, and wo...
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Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" | agile4fun | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.
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How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers | agile4fun | Scoop.it
After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. “Twitter is happening and we want you to join us.” But Stirman wasn’t easily convinced. “I told him, ‘You want me to move for 140 characters and a button? I don’t think so,’” Stirman says. “And I’ll never forget this. Ev looked me right in the eye and said, ‘If we do this right, it’ll totally change the way the world communicates.’ I thought to myself, ‘I like you, but you’re crazy.’” He regretted his decision almost immediately, and 18 months later, when Twitter hit 50 or so employees, he made the jump.
 
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What Do Great Leaders Discuss With Their Employees?

What Do Great Leaders Discuss With Their Employees? | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Research shows a great return on the time spent by bosses talking directly with their staffers. Here are four conversations you could have.
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Don’t Fall Victim To Leadership Entitlement

Don’t Fall Victim To Leadership Entitlement | agile4fun | Scoop.it
I believe that it’s too easy to be rooted in a belief that because of a title or position, we should be looked at as a leader. In some cultures, titles mean a lot. You reach a certain level and
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Are You Ready to Lead? 7 Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Are You Ready to Lead? 7 Important Questions to Ask Yourself | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, there are too many people in leadership and management roles who aren't effective and some are just plain inept. And because most people leave managers not companies, AND with workpl...
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10 Tips to be a great leader | Slalom Consulting

10 Tips to be a great leader | Slalom Consulting | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Want to become a better leader? Follow these 10 leadership tips from Slalom’s Brian Ladyman.
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Conflict Resolution ... A must for team leaders!

Conflict Resolution ... A must for team leaders! | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Working in any organization means working with people that have a variety of opinions, perspectives, and work styles. This means that everyone always gets along 100% of the time. Team leaders need to
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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

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What is a Leader?

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Leading is simple.  That is the premise of Random Acts of Leadership.  One way to remind us of this is to talk to children about what leadership means and what a leader is.  Kids don't tend to comp...
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Motivate Team Members with Individual Recognition - Management Tip of the Day - July 24, 2014

Motivate Team Members with Individual Recognition - Management Tip of the Day - July 24, 2014 | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Leaders

Great leaders are made, not born. Maximize your effectiveness by emulating these habits.
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Five Lessons Whitepaper

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The Five Lessons for Leaders as they Build a Great Workplace distills the key takeaways from this year's annual Great Place to Work® Conference, where FORTUNE Best Companies leaders, Great Place to Work®, and industry experts opened up regarding the realities of creating a great workplace in today's world.
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Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership: How Do They Differ?

Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership: How Do They Differ? | agile4fun | Scoop.it
Authentic leadership and servant leadership are leadership approaches frequently written about these days. So what’s the difference? In my last blog I talked about servant leadership and a...
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