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BOLD: Bold Leadership is Not What You Think

BOLD: Bold Leadership is Not What You Think | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership |


Bold leadership isn’t reserved for the chosen few, and it certainly isn’t limited to popular culture’s definition of big, brash, loud leadership.


Bold leadership is about the everyday behaviors we use to build trust, focusing on the needs of others, leading with confident humility, and vulnerably engaging with our people in authentic and genuine ways.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:48 PM

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Gaetan Klein's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:52 AM

It is intereting to think about what is bold leadership. One must have quality in my opinion is presence : the quality of the relationship.

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Building Effective Business Leadership Skills

Building Effective Business Leadership Skills | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership |

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:30 PM


Every business requires good leadership, yet many business owners lack the level of skills needed, to effectively guide their businesses to become successful and sustainable entities.


Often, the lack of knowledge and understanding of the skill set required to become an effective business leader, is the one thing that is holding back many business owners from achieving success.


This excellent article, suggests that there are specific skills that a business owner needs to develop in order to effectively motivate and direct others, and it lists and explains ten ways to enhance business owner leadership skills.

Brooke Foederer's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:35 PM

There are many new graduates who want to grow to be an effective and professional business leader. Today it seems as though it is becoming harder to work up your way up the ladder in the business world. This article gives and discusses many great tips for building effective business leadership skills. 

Not only do hiring businesses look for professionals and skills but for a strong leader as well. Good leaders are made, not born. 

The first step to becoming an effective leader is to value others. Give people praise for the good work that is done and let others know how good of a job he or she is doing. 

Secondly, lead by example. By challenging yourself and choosing the hard task shows that you are willing to accept a challenge and excel. Show others what you are capable of and be the motivator for them to work harder. 

Third, be strong. There are always other coworkers watching or your boss. Being patient is always a good trait to practice and by doing so one can learn to control anger and frustration. 

Fourth, help others do a good job. Train others to do their job the right way, give feedback and corrective criticism. Any positive feedback will anyone to feel good and may motivate them to continue the good work. 

Fifth, find your leadership style. Everyone has a leadership style that they are comfortable with. "Some managers work in the trenches alongside their staff. Others watch from a distance, holding off detractors." 

The last few tips include, hold reasonable expectations, continue to learn, study the company’s mission, vision, and goals, monitor department progress, and prioritize your work. 

In our textbook 'Adventures in Public Relations' by Guth and Marsh, the first chapter discusses the world of public relations. I thought this article related to the public relations process-research, planning, communication, and evalution. The PR process is necessary for all of the skills needed to become and effective business leader. 

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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership |

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!



Molly McClure []'s curator insight, April 4, 2014 1:24 PM

We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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20 Leadership Tips for Small Business Owners

20 Leadership Tips for Small Business Owners | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership |

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Cathy Matthews's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:11 AM

Wise words on how to become an effective leader.


Tooliers's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Leadership, management, inspiring and motivating - probably most used concepts in managing a small business.  In fact, any business.


Great tips via @ceoreserve

Ann Dixon's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:34 PM

Leadership skills can be natural and they can be learned. Being an effective leader will pay dividends both in your business and your personal life. Invest in YOURSELF daily. It'll be the best investment you will ever make.

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Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams

Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams | SME's, Management, Busines, Finance & Leadership |

When Harvard Business School Associate Professor Francesca Gino invites high-powered business leaders to address her class, she often observes an interesting phenomenon. The guest speakers announce that they are just as interested in learning from the students as teaching them, and encourage them to ask questions and make comments. In reality, however, the speakers often do the opposite—dominating the time and not allowing for much discussion at all.


"As professors we do this too," admits Gino. "It's very difficult when think you have the right answer not to put it out there." At the same time, she has observed, by hogging the discussion, these leaders not only limited their own learning but also made the class less productive as a whole.


Gino wondered if the same dynamic could be occurring in business, with dominating leaders stifling creative ideas that might otherwise emerge from group discussions and making the teams less productive.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:05 PM

Power interrupts, and absolute power interrupts absolutely. Francesca Gino and colleagues discover that a high-powered boss can lead a team into poor performance.