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Leadership Prince William hands out awards - Inside NoVA

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Leadership Prince William hands out awards Inside NoVA Rex Parr of Didlake received the Leadership Prince William Vision Award, which honors an individual who lives or works in county, Manassas or Manassas Park and whose leadership has made a...
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Is Effective Leadership Simply A Matter Of Combining The Gender Stereotypes?

Is Effective Leadership Simply A Matter Of Combining The Gender Stereotypes? | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Grounded Leadership vs. "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus." I Think So! - via @smallbizahead http://t.co/QmyFGZzqDg”;
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more self-aware and emotionally mature, collaborative and communicative, and comfortable assuming and sharing their power. More people would be inspired, organizations would be healthier and higher performing, and the world of business would be a much better place to spend time.
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Defense Leader Praises Air Force as Backbone of Global Reach - Department of Defense

Defense Leader Praises Air Force as Backbone of Global Reach - Department of Defense | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Defense Leader Praises Air Force as Backbone of Global Reach Department of Defense “In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan last year, decades of Air Force-led training and exercising enabled the coordinated response of C-130s from countries that...
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Performance Counts

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Character. Integrity. Honesty. Ethics. Morality.


These words and others like them often dominate the media.
Strangely, we only seem to take notice when the media are reporting
on the absence of these – some CEO gets caught fudging the
company tax returns; some senior military officer turns his/her eyes
when subordinates sexually harass junior people; some government
agency covers up the latest scandal. We seldom are exposed, however, to shining examples of the presence of ethical behavior.

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Quality in the First Person: Be the Change

Quality in the First Person: Be the Change | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Applying the social responsibility standard to your life.
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Reading Hamilton From the Left | Christian Parenti Blog | BillMoyers.com

Reading Hamilton From the Left | Christian Parenti Blog | BillMoyers.com | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Two hundred years ago, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded by then Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel at Weehawken, New Jersey. Their conflict, stemming from essays Hamilton had penned against Burr, was an episode in a larger clash between two political ideologies: that of Thomas Jefferson and the anti-Federalists, who argued for an agrarian economy and a weak central government, versus that of Hamilton and the Federalists, who championed a strong central state and an industrial economy.In the American political imagination, Jefferson is rural, idealistic and democratic, while Hamilton is urban, pessimistic and authoritarian. So, too, on the US left, where Jefferson gets the better billing. Michael Hardt recently edited a sheaf of Jefferson’s writings for the left publisher Verso.Reading “Jefferson beyond Jefferson,” Hardt casts him as a theorist of “revolutionary transition.” We like Jefferson’s stirring words about “the tree of liberty” occasionally needing “the blood of patriots and tyrants,” and his worldview fits comfortably with a “small is beautiful” style localism. We recall Jefferson as a great democrat. When Tea Partiers echo his rhetoric, we dismiss it as a lamentable misunderstanding.But in reality, Jefferson represented the most backward and fundamentally reactionary sector of the economy: large, patrimonial, slave-owning, agrarian elites who exported primary commodities and imported finished manufactured goods from Europe. He was a fabulously wealthy planter who lived in luxury paid for by slave labor. Worse yet, he raised slaves specifically for sale.“I consider the labor of a breeding woman,” Jefferson wrote, “as no object, and that a child raised every 2 years is of more profit than the crop of the best laboring man.”Even if it could somehow be dislodged from the institution of slavery, Jefferson’s vision of a weak government and an export-based agrarian economy would have been the path of political fragmentation and economic underdevelopment. His romantic notions were a veil behind which lay ossified privilege.Hamilton was alone among the “founding fathers” in understanding that the world was witnessing two revolutions simultaneously. One was the political transformation, embodied in the rise of republican government. The other was the economic rise of modern capitalism, with its globalizing networks of production, trade and finance. Hamilton grasped the epochal importance of applied science and machinery as forces of production.In the face of these changes, Hamilton created (and largely executed) a plan for government-led economic development along lines that would be followed in more recent times by many countries (particularly in East Asia) that have undergone rapid industrialization. His political mission was to create a state that could facilitate, encourage and guide the process of economic change — a policy also known as dirigisme, although the expression never entered the American political lexicon the way its antonym, laissez-faire, did.To be sure, Hamilton was living in the era of “bourgeois” revolutions and the state he was building was a capitalist state, complete with the oppressive apparatus that always involves. Hamilton did not oppose exploitation. Like most people of his age, he saw child labor as normal and defended the rights of creditors over debtors. But regarding slavery, he firmly and consistently opposed it and was a founder of the Society for Manumission of Slaves. It was Hamilton — not Jefferson — who had the more progressive vision.Even today, Hamilton’s ideas about state-led industrialization offer much. Consider the crisis of climate change. Alas, we do not have the luxury of making this an agenda item for our future post-capitalist assembly. Facing up to it demands getting off fossil fuels in a very short time frame. That requires a massive and immediate industrial transformation, which must be undertaken using the actually existing states and economies currently on hand. Such a project can only be led by the state — an institution that Hamilton’s writing and life’s work helps us to rethink.Unfortunately, many environmental activists today instinctively avoid the state. They see government as part of the problem — as it undoubtedly is — but never as part of the solution. They do not seek to confront, reshape and use state power; the idea of calling for regulation and public ownership, makes them uncomfortable.And so green activism too often embodies the legacy of Jefferson’s antigovernment politics. It hinges on transforming individual behavior, or on making appeals to “corporate social responsibility.”Click headline to read more--
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The Founders are so interesting and eccentric, but the gave us a solid foundation for governance and leadership.
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How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning O...

How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning O... | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education.
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Identifying a learning objective is synonymous with identifying strategic objectives in organizations. Leaders. Should always have a purpose and outcome to influence people to achieve the outcome.
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5 Reasons Why Servant Leadership Works

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5 Reasons Why Servant Leadership Works http://t.co/bNwrTH7jr9
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Two keys are teamwork and trust.
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Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management, by Dr. Howard Eisenberg: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Leadership and Management is out!
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Why This 99-Year-Old 'Sewing Celebrity' Is a Hero - NBC News

Nearly every day, Lillian Weber makes a one-of-a-kind dress for a little girl she will never meet.“It keeps me going after 99 years,” she says. “I don’t know...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press ... - The White House (blog)

Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press ... - The White House (blog) | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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Remarks by President Obama and President Ilves of Estonia in Joint Press ...
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Each day the President does his job with thousands, if not millions, of critics telling him what to do, how to do it, and that he was wrong.  Each day he does his job.  He leads!  Whether I agree with his decisions or not, he leads.  Along the way, he inspires, helps, and changes the world as best he can for the betterment of the world.  Every POTUS deserves our support and our ideas to make America and the world a better place.  This does not mean blind obedience.  Everyday leadership means being a good citizen through engagement, participation, and being part of solutions.  Everyday leadership is never about being a critic of a leader!

 

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Happiness Through Humanism: Principles of Leadership – Army Style

Happiness Through Humanism: Principles of Leadership – Army Style | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
What I find interesting about the Army Leadership list is that the emphasis is on personal responsibility. http://t.co/gGCC6ThvXZ
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The best and most enduring leadership lessons I've ever learned were on the football field and in the US Army!  The Army's leadership principles have shaped my life and my family.  Thank you Uncle Sam!!!

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What's the Matter With Overthinking?

Think no one cares when you're being indecisive? Think again. It's clear from past research that the care, or thoughtfulness, with which people make decisions affects their own certainty about those decisions. But very little research has examined the inferences people draw from other people's thoughtfulness. We wondered whether people are more drawn to, and more willing to be influenced by, someone who spends a lot of time and effort making a decision, or very little time and effort making the same decision


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Calibrating our decision processes to the data available, the situation, and the time available is an element of our individual processes.  The ability to understand the situation and impacts of a decision in context of all the elements helps us to be better leaders and to make timely decisions for action by our teams or organizations.  The theory of calibration in this article and the ideas for future research are very important in developing the leadership acumen to get things done and influence people to positive actions and outcomes.

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5 Ways to Be an Entrepreneur in Your Workplace

Before Google, Apple, and Amazon originated, The Walt Disney Company got its start in Walt Disney's uncle's garage in Los Angeles. Walt and Roy Disney set up The First...
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Entrepreneurs exhibit leadership in a variety of ways and change the world everyday.

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Ken Burns on “The Roosevelts” and American Leadership - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Ken Burns on “The Roosevelts” and American Leadership - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Ken Burns on “The Roosevelts” and American Leadership blogs.hbr.org (blog) For Burns, the seven-part, 14-hour series (which is available via streaming video on the PBS website), is the latest in a career in which he's trained his lens on leaders...
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I'm enjoying this series.  Well done, informative, and intriguing.  Hope current leaders are watching or DVRing for future viewing and learning.

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How Campbell's Soup's Former CEO Turned The Company Around - Fast Company

How Campbell's Soup's Former CEO Turned The Company Around - Fast Company | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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How Campbell's Soup's Former CEO Turned The Company Around
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What measurable effect did this kind of leadership have at Campbell's Soup? Conant and his team achieved extraordinary results.
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Virginia Senate Productivity and Quality Award

Virginia Senate Productivity and Quality Award | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
released a report to President Obama, Better Health Care and Lower Costs: Accelerating Improvement through Systems Engineering , that calls out the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as an opportunity "for raising awareness of performance excellence" in U.S.
health care.

 

http://www.spqa-va.org/images/Newsletter/currentnewsletter.pdf

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Andrew Yochum on Twitter: "Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple. #startup http://t.co/E0ionEP69c"

Andrew Yochum on Twitter: "Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple. #startup http://t.co/E0ionEP69c" | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
“"@10MillionMiler: Complexity Is Your Enemy. @yochum @10MillionMiler #quotes #entrepreneur #leadership #business http://t.co/sT2AfjRXxZ"”;
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Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes (Community Development Research and Practice Series) - Kindle edition by Norman Walzer, Gisele F. Hamm. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks...

Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes (Community Development Research and Practice Series) - Kindle edition by Norman Walzer, Gisele F. Hamm. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters

The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Image source by George Hodan Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret," of leadership in five letters, SERVE. The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and actionable clarity. Serve S...
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“Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”
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John Michel's curator insight, September 13, 9:14 AM

How would you answer the question, "Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”


Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 15, 3:19 AM

Good guidelines for a continual reinventing journey:-)

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Servant-Leadership - The Greenleaf Centre for Servant-Leadership UK

Servant-Leadership - The Greenleaf Centre for Servant-Leadership UK | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @thehostleader: Find out more about #Servant-leadership in the UK http://t.co/FBouOZ5kjZ
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Servant-leaders achieve results for their organisations by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those they serve.
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Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities

Systems Thinking and the Future of Cities | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
The idea that nothing exists in isolation−but only as part of a system−has long been embedded in folklore, religious scriptures, and common sense.

Via Erika Harrison
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This article is a little different than most articles curated for everyday leadership, but is relevant from the perspective that leaders have to consider their entire environment and situation.  A systems approach to leading is indispensible for enabling better decisions and exercising effective influence among the people of one's situation or organization.  In this example, the focus is on the future of cities, but a leader could be focused on the strategy, vision, and objective, and so the concepts in this article are pertinent to your everyday leadership.  Think big! Think system!

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Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, August 16, 10:45 AM

One of the things that gives real wizards their "powers," is the ability to see the world as systems within systems within systems... and then finding the leverage points, where a small action in one part of the system might cause a very large response elsewhere...

 

This post and article discuss that whole idea in a bit more depth. I found it to be a good read.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, August 19, 11:08 PM

Non-linear futures.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, September 14, 4:11 PM

Timely focus on the critical role of thinking systemically as a leader...

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Strong leaders hire strong employees - LifeHealthPro

Strong leaders hire strong employees - LifeHealthPro | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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Strong leaders hire strong employees
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There are a lot of things that can go wrong when you're a leader, but few are as damaging as poor hiring decisions.
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LSU volleyball team unified by leadership program - LSU The Reveille

LSU volleyball team unified by leadership program - LSU The Reveille | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
LSU volleyball team unified by leadership program LSU The Reveille For the past three seasons, Janssen, who is the president and founder of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center, has worked with the LSU volleyball team and every other University...
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Sports teams are often the first exposure to leadership for many and real test of leadership for young people as they mature their everyday leadership skills.

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Food Finders kicks off Hunger Action Month - Journal and Courier

Food Finders kicks off Hunger Action Month - Journal and Courier | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Food Finders kicks off Hunger Action Month
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(Photo: Photo by Mikel Livingston/Journal & Courier ). 6 CONNECT 4 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE.
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Anytime we help others and serve others, we are leading others!

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On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader

On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most overlooked aspects of being a leader is the inherent need for personal courage. "Personal courage is the ability to act on the tough but necessary decisions guided by a moral compas...

Via Chris R Stricklin
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Courage is indispensable for everyday leadership and making the difficult decisions to lead people to excellence.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 25, 6:03 AM

(From the article)" A leader is continually asked to make decisions with incomplete and variable data sets. The choices many times are not right or wrong, but differing degrees of good enough with conflicting second and third order effects. This draws many leaders into analysis paralysis where a decision is delayed into nonexistence because of the continual search for a perfect solution.

 

A courageous and dynamic leader knows their worth is determined by their ability to properly analyze situations and take deliberate, calculated risks to move the team forward.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, August 26, 11:06 AM

Personal courage is the catalyst to overcoming fears and becoming the leader and person, you are meant to be.

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 26, 1:18 PM

It is not enough for a leader to have courage ... rather, the most powerful leaders must both exude courage in the face of danger and more importantly must draw out and energize the courage of their people to face and defeat that danger.