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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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Being happy is a goal that most people pursue consciously or unconsciously; the media focuses on it relentlessly; even our Declaration of Independence references “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as one of our unalienable rights.  But should happiness be your goal…or is there even something more fundamental that we should strive for?.

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Be on a mission that doesn't suck

The other day marked the 8 year anniversary of starting work on the product that would soon become Box, a company that my co-founder and I launched in 2005. Since then, it’s been almost a
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Lead So Others Will Follow: 6 Tips

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No matter what kind of leader you hope to be, you need to get people behind you. Here's how.
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Breaking Your “Four Minute Mile” - George Ambler On Leading in Turbulent Times

Breaking Your “Four Minute Mile” - George Ambler On Leading in Turbulent Times | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Our beliefs and mindsets limit or expand our world. Beliefs have power over us because we treat them as though they’re true. Beliefs influence what you attempt or choose not to attempt in life.

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The Ultimate Management Test: Are Your Leaders Creating Leaders?

The Ultimate Management Test: Are Your Leaders Creating Leaders? | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
The conventional view of leadership is of something done by heroic soloists. Nothing could be further from the truth.The myth of heroic leadership--soloism--is ancient and pervasive.A few weeks ago, I met with a tremendous business leader.

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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

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How To Build Trust By Stephen M. R. Covey Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. Trust in our culture at large, in our institutions, and in our companies is significantly lower than a ...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:39 AM

The power of trust in a business is healthy for the employees and ROI.

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Strategies to Help You Transition Into Becoming Your Company’s Next CEO - Vistage Baltimore

Strategies to Help You Transition Into Becoming Your Company’s Next CEO - Vistage Baltimore | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

Great advice on transitioning into the role of CEO.

 

I liked this list of bullet points Marv Howard laid out in his post on the Vistage Baltimore site about stepping into the role of CEO. In our executive search practice and hiring consulting we've seen many CEOs and senior executives fail in their first 6-12 months for the issues Marv described in this article.

 

A good checklist if you're stepping into the role of CEO or your still on your honeymoon with a new company.

 

Barry Deutsch


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Vistage Baltimore's comment, November 29, 2012 11:28 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this great post by Marv Howard. We are glad you found it valuable.
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David Logan: Tribal leadership | Video on TED.com

TED Talks David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form -- in schools, workplaces, even the driver's license bureau.

 

[Richard Andrews]  I can recommend Dave's book 'Tribal Leadership'  provides food for thought and ideas for promoting fundamental culture change.


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Lsantiargarin's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:43 AM

 

You should see this !!

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9 Life Lessons for Every Entrepreneur

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Here's a set of simple rules to live and work by--from a very unexpected source.
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The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks

The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
How do you define which task to start with and which one to put aside? The eisenhower box gives you a very easy trick to define the way to treat your various tasks.

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Business Plan vs. Strategic Plan

Business Plan vs. Strategic Plan | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the past few weeks I have read articles also featuring this topic on my radio show and in group discussions. Is the business plan dead? Have strategic plans taken their place? Are they one in the same? Do you even need a plan to have a successful business?

 

Just like in business, I believe business plans and strategic plans must transcend old school convention and be used as a catalyst for start up, growth and the revitalization of a business.

 

Read more: http://boonemanagementgroup.com/2012/09/business-plan-vs-strategic-plan/#ixzz28444mHXD


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AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 1, 2012 6:23 PM
The power of the social web... I am literally starting to work on a biz plan and was wondering what the differences are between a strat plan and a biz plan. Thanks to Paul, Steve, Amy and the author!!!!
paulgreen's comment, October 2, 2012 5:15 AM
Hey Al - glad you found it useful.
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Your Reputation is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your reputation is your most valuable asset, you are creating a trail in every area of your life about your integrity, performance, expertise and is becoming the backbone of Social Business.

 

Rachel Botsman gives a powerful talk on TED  about the currency of the new economy, which is trust. Rachel is the author of Collaborative Consumption. If you haven't read it, you should because it is an amazing book about a movement that is underway and the wave of the future.

 

It's empowering on so many levels. It has everything to do with the Trust Economy where technology has enabled trust between strangers to create all kinds of new marketplaces, relationships, possibilities. 

 

This is one of those talks that you have to listen to more than once, it's that important!

 

Here are some highlights to Rachel's talk

 

**In the 21st Century, the reputation economy will create new ways we look at wealth, it is as powerful as the industrial revolution, listening to this talk is a must!

 

**Empowering people to create new marketplaces that are built on reputation and trust

 

**We have wired our world to share, swap, trade or barter - match what we have in more democratic ways

 

**part of a massive value shift underway - instead of keeping up with the Jones, we're connecting, collaborating and buying to get to know the Jones

 

**Your reputation and new ways of measuring this is crucial. This is not like Klout, where they measure influence, this is about service networking. She refers to this as lemonade stands on steroids

 

**Think of all the possibilities - over the past 20 years, we've evolved trusting strangres

 

**Reputation economy - everything we do leaves a trail online about how well we perform, behave towards others - capturing all of this is a massive challenge

 

**Shouldn't we own our reputation data? It's contextual, the big challenge, is figuring out what data is important to pull, but it's a matter of time we will be able to see a real-time stream of how you have acted, performed in different areas of your life. What you're good at, your integrity and performance rating. This is fascinating.

 

**Reputation Capital - The worth of your reputation - how you can aggregate, monitor and use your online reputation (she says this sounds like Big Brother) however, she has a point, she says we would have more control over our reputation if we own it. More on this in the talk.

 

**Reputation Capital will create a massive disruption in the marketplace - your credit score will no longer limit what you can do in the world - your reputation will be the currency that you can be trusted

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Hear complete talk here: [http://bit.ly/Ps0Fnp]


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Daniel Depaz's comment, September 30, 2012 11:05 AM
Ta be seen... Thanks
Olga Kiss's comment, March 4, 2013 6:06 AM
Thank you, Luis, it's a great presentation. I've shared it on our Hungarian EMCC facebook page with a small Hungarian summary:
Luís Cochofel's comment, March 4, 2013 12:07 PM
Glad you liked it, dear Olga! Thanks for re-sharing, as i really think it worths being seen attentively.
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Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on | N2Growth Blog

Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on | N2Growth Blog | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Share and Enjoy:
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I don't know who said the quote but more often than not we are our own worst enemy.  Our circumstances aren't good or bad... they "just are."  The quicker we get past wallowing and complaining and move forward the quicker we'll get past the challenges. So what's holding you back?

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Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 - Forbes

Six Questions to Elevate Leadership in 2013 - Forbes | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Will you reach new heights in 2013?(Photo credit: brewbooks) The New Year is a great opportunity to reset your leadership aspirations.  While we step back to think about taking our organizations to higher levels each year, rarely do we step back with...
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Where Is Your Impatience Placed? | Thin Difference

Where Is Your Impatience Placed? | Thin Difference | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Where do you focus your impatience? Is it focused on your important things in life? Our life needs the right balance to keep our pace and stride focused.

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100 Best Quotes On Leadership

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Below are 100 quotes on the subject of leadership: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu Where t...

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Risk-Takers? Not Most Entrepreneurs

Risk-Takers? Not Most Entrepreneurs | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Contrary to most stereotypes, entrepreneurs characterize themselves as more cautious than crazy, adventurous types.

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The Best Way to Jumpstart Your Company’s Growth | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine

The Best Way to Jumpstart Your Company’s Growth | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it

Every leader and company they captain will encournter hurdles and barriers along the way.  It's an inevitiable part of growth.  The question is do your recognize it and can you reinvent yourself and your leadership style to crash through those barriers.  Whether you like it or not, the barrier may not have been created by your leadership sytle but getting beyond it will depend on it.  Are you holding your company back?

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Jim Collins: How to Achieve Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Jim Collins: How to Achieve Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership expert Jim Collins explains what drives some entrepreneurs to relentlessly pursue bold ideas--and succeed where others have failed.

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100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes

100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others. Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time. (Have a favorite quote that didn't make my list? Share it out in the comments section below!

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24 Ways To Be Uncommonly Productive Today - Forbes

24 Ways To Be Uncommonly Productive Today - Forbes | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
Let's face it we all want more time in our life to get more done, be more, do more and have more. The thing is, we are all given the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else.

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How Do Leaders Hold People Accountable?

How Do Leaders Hold People Accountable? | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
People have different ideas of what “accountability” means. Some believe it is a discipline; others simply say, “Leadership Skills” are...

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Weed Out the Wrong Hires Fast: 7 Interview Questions

Weed Out the Wrong Hires Fast: 7 Interview Questions | CEO Leadership | Scoop.it
It's tough to find the right employees. It all starts with asking the right interview questions.

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