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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...

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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, 9:03 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, 2:06 PM

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, 4:18 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.

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Australia's 100 Women of Influence 2014 - The Australian Financial Review

Australia's 100 Women of Influence 2014 - The Australian Financial Review | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
More women than ever are coming forward to talk about their efforts to make changes in their chosen fields, and set an example for a new generation of leaders in Australia.
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This article highlights the efforts of 100 leaders in Australia who happen to be women.  See what they are doing to make a difference everyday in their leadership roles.

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What strategists need: A meeting of the minds | McKinsey & Company

What strategists need: A meeting of the minds | McKinsey & Company | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
A unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey debates the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on opportunities for innovation in a changing world. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Strategists are everyday leaders who shape and explain the future for other leaders.  This article provides some different thinking on the future of corporate decision making and opportunities for shaping a new business environment.

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Don't Solve Your Problems

Don't Solve Your Problems | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it

Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by lollydaskal in Blog, Career, Lead From Within, Leadership, Leadership Development, Life Skills, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Help, Workplace

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Take a break and unleash your freedom of thought!  Everyday leadership is not just problem-solving, it's teamwork, thinking, failing, succeeding, and influencing people through a variety of approaches. Don't be afraid to try something new and different.  There's a reason we had recess in school and we may need a recess each day to stimulate our mind, body, and soul.  Give it a try!

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7 important outcomes from the U.N. Climate Summit

7 important outcomes from the U.N. Climate Summit | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
More than 125 heads of state and government officials gathered in New York City. What came of it? (RT @GreenBiz: 7 important outcomes from the U.N.
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Leadership By Virtue: Mission and vision

Leadership By Virtue: Mission and vision | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
Most of mission and vision statements are generic, therefore awfully deficient.
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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, 12:14 PM

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


Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 15, 6:19 AM

Good guidelines for a continual reinventing journey:-)

Betty Skeet's curator insight, September 22, 5:58 AM

If you really want to make a difference...what kind of a leader are you?

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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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Josie Gibson's curator insight, September 14, 7:11 PM

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

Jason Leong's curator insight, September 29, 4:15 AM

"Despite the inherent logic of systems thinking, governments, corporations, foundations, universities, and non-profit organizations still work mostly by breaking issues and problems into their separate parts and dealing with each in isolation. Separate agencies, departments, and organizations specialize in energy, land, food, air, water, wildlife, economy, finance, building regulations, urban policy, technology, health, and transportation−as if each were unrelated to the others. So, one agency pushes hard to grow the economy while another is charged to clean up the resulting mess and so forth, which is to say that the right hand and left hand seldom knows−or cares−what the other is doing. The results are often counter-productive, overly expensive, risky, sometimes disastrous, and most always ironic."

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 29, 4:57 AM

Very comprehensive and interesting.... and not only about the cities... Good...

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Critical Experiences Are Essential To Most Effectively Lead - Forbes

Critical Experiences Are Essential To Most Effectively Lead - Forbes | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
o be an effective leader in the 21st century you have to do a lot more than just deliver results (that much is expected).
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Glenn Llopis provides several areas of experience that he considers essential to lead effectively.  Do you agree?

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Dealing With the Shadow Side of Leadership

Dealing With the Shadow Side of Leadership | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it

Senior executives need exceptional drive and interpersonal skills to push themselves and others to succeed – but under pressure, these qualities can go into overdrive, and lead to catastrophe. So what makes managers act out the darker side of their leadership? How can professionals identify and challenge self-defeating behaviours to ensure that leadership shadows or ‘gremlins’ are disciplined? 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Elysian Training
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Finding balance and establishing a foundation of integrity keeps leaders from crossing into the dark side.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 28, 10:40 AM

Other resources on this topic: 


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10,000 UpLifting Leaders | Lead With Giants

10,000 UpLifting Leaders | Lead With Giants | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
» 10,000 UpLifting Leaders | "…on the shoulder of giants."
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Join me in leading from where you are!

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FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global ... - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global ... - Whitehouse.gov (press release) | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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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--
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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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

5 Reasons Why Servant Leadership Works | Everyday Leadership | Scoop.it
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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