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How the Mind Tricks Us (part 1 of 8) - Prof Eric Mazur (Harvard)

Professor Eric Mazur will help you discover how neurobiology and cognitive psychology have made great progress into understanding how the mind processes info...

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13 Crowdfunding Websites to Fund Your Business

13 Crowdfunding Websites to Fund Your Business | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Here is a list of crowdfunding sites. Some sites focus on funding creative projects, others sites focus on meeting specific needs in the marketplace or community.

 

++ So don't let access to capital hold you back — let the crowd fund you.

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Excelling with Difficult Employees

Excelling with Difficult Employees | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
The employees who are most difficult to reach are often the eccentric ones, the extremely talented ones, or the rainmakers who bring in the customer...
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Leadership | Fast Company: Where ideas and people meet

Leadership | Fast Company: Where ideas and people meet | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.
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42. Second Chances

42. Second Chances | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Olympic athlete Lolo Jones was destined for a medal at the Beijing Olympics, until a tiny mistake made her story more compelling.
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What Lousy Leaders Can’t Do

What Lousy Leaders Can’t Do | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Lousy leaders expect others to adapt to them. They’re rigid and bossy. If you expect others to adapt to you, get over yourself. Failure to adapt to others frustrates everyone, including yourself. L...
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Pitching your big idea | SmartBlogs

Pitching your big idea | SmartBlogs | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
To get support for your big idea, you have to become adept at pitching every idea. Good leaders know how to pitch. They do it naturally and easily.
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Great Managing - Dilbert comic strip

Great Managing - Dilbert comic strip | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

The twelve steps of great managing!

 


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Overcome the Dangers of Office Politics

Overcome the Dangers of Office Politics | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Highly political environments – cronyism, favoritism, manipulation – are never cured from the bottom up.

 

Unethical office politicians create perceived threats. They’ll suggest someone is out to get you. “Watch out for Joe!”

 

Vulnerability to unethical office politicians occurs when you wrongly believe they’re acting in your best interest. In reality, they’re working for themselves.

 

I’ll never forget a colleague saying how sorry they felt for our boss. “She thinks I’m her friend.” they said. In reality they were manipulating rather than supporting the boss. On another occasion, they said, “I can cut someone and they’ll bleed to death before they realize what happened.”


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17 Reasons To Ignore Everybody and Follow Your Dreams

17 Reasons To Ignore Everybody and Follow Your Dreams | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Don’t let the haters get you down.This is why we need you to follow your dreams …...
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5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership - Forbes

5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership - Forbes | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
As you reflect upon your career and future, step-back and assess your body of work and how it has impacted the manner in which you lead.

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Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
How can you tell when you’ve heard wise words?

 

Foolish words nullify hard work and good intentions;stop shooting yourself in the foot.

 

Leaders get ahead by speaking well and working hard. You need both. I’m focusing on words not work, today.

 

Cost/benefit:

 

Foolish words cost. You know you’ve spoken foolishly when you’re expending time and energy correcting false impressions, wrong assumptions, and negative conclusions.

 

Wise words clarify and inspire. Foolish words distract, confuse, and de-motivate.

 

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The Top Five Crowdsourcing Mega-trends

The Top Five Crowdsourcing Mega-trends | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Crowdsourcing - using the Internet to find people to help with projects - has come a long way quickly. Here are five trends you need to know!


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Leadership lessons from a friend who died too young

Leadership lessons from a friend who died too young | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

An emotional, true story that reminds us of the importance to lead ourselves and others out of conflict in order to maximize the good we do while on this earth. 

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Rosita and Roberto part 1, a story of unsustainable conflict

An example of the consequences of unsustainable leadership. How does this seltzer bottle relate to conflict?

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A fall. A discovery. A gift.

A fall. A discovery. A gift. | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Inspiring true story of courage, perseverance and leadership. Del Mar teen survives a fall from the sky only to  learn he has a serious birth defect, then learns life lessons...

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go,

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6 Types of People Build Your Mental Toughness - Forbes

6 Types of People Build Your Mental Toughness - Forbes | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

As the saying goes, “It gets lonely at the top.” There are many reasons that one feels isolated and at times lonely when they have reached the pinnacle of success.OR are on their way to success. 


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Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Trust, empathy, and mentoring constitute the foundations of leadership.

 

When I was a kid, the children in our neighborhood would play in a nearby park every evening. Our undisputed leader was a boy barely a year older than I was, I think. He introduced the new kids to everyone, taught them the rules of games we played, and made sure no one felt left out. We also trusted him blindly because he had our backs whenever we messed up.

 

None of the leadership lessons that I have learned, unlearned, or relearned ever since have left as indelible an impact as the ones I learnt as a child. Three, in particular, stand out:


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Transformational Leadership in Schools

Transformational Leadership in Schools | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Transformational leadership supports a “leader of leaders” model within a school. This type of leadership works to create a positive school culture, set a school-wide vision and build capacity in other members of the learning community.

 


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Fortune (Character) from the movie Rudy

Fortune (Character) from the movie Rudy | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Fortune: "I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn't being played because of my color, I got filled up with a lotta attitude. So I quit. Still not a week goes by I don't regret it. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough?"

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Writing as therapy – healing, empowering and free!

Writing as therapy – healing, empowering and free! | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Writing is therapeutic, it's free and everyone can do it. When you are confused, sad or down, write about it! You will get answers.
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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren't doing this, then it's time to focus on becoming a...
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