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Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln

Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln | Change Leadership Watch |

"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."

Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.

Lead with action.  While others are talking about the problem, leaders take action.  ...Action, not intention, determines your destination.

Speak with conviction.  ...speaking with conviction inspires others to join your movement.

Set the tone.  Many will try to distract you.  ...In every interaction and every meeting a leader brings focus to the objective.  W

Via Jeremy Walsh &  - xoombi

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's a helpful post:  simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all.  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?

David Hain's comment, July 4, 2013 3:06 AM
Happy 4th July to all my American friends!
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Change Leadership and Adaptive Confidence | Robert Quinn

Change Leadership and Adaptive Confidence | Robert Quinn | Change Leadership Watch |
Thoughts and Updates on Positive Organizational Scholarship and Its Implications for Leaders...


I attended a presentation by Bob Quinn today at the Ross School of Business, as a part of the Positive Organizational Scholarship series.  Bob relayed three stories: 


* Norma Rae: her bold move for union organizing in the south,

* The Dead Poet's Society story featuring English professor John Keating's work with students, and

* Gandhi's move into the center of a  conflict. He found a bed on a roof and announced that he would fast until the violence ended. His fast brought the violence to a halt.


The discussion in the room in Ann Arbor today brought up terms like unleashing your power, entering a state of stillness to transform, trancendance, fully realizing your capacity, and much more.   A theme in all three stories was courage.


The blog has many stories useful to understanding how the change process happens and how adaptive confidence is key to personal leadership within it.

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