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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy | McKinsey & Company

This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Leadership and Life Lessons From My Mom

Leadership and Life Lessons From My Mom | Good Advice | Scoop.it

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-life-lessons-from-my-barry

 

Warning: If the title leads you to think that this is going to be a list of sage guidance imparted by a wise elder seasoned by her life experiences, you may finish reading a tad disappointed.

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You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet

You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Think about the leaders that you’ve known, respected, and looked up to across the span of your lifetime. Maybe it was a favorite teacher who helped you develop a love of learning and knowledge. Maybe it was an athletic coach who encouraged you and helped you achieve your goals. Maybe it was a supervisor at work who mentored you and helped you advance in your career. Or maybe it was a drill instructor that demanded more of you than anyone ever had, and showed you that you were capable of more than you would have ever imagined. Whoever the leaders were who had a profound and lasting positive impact on you, whatever the circumstance was…and think about this question for a moment and answer it honestly…did you let each and every one of them know?

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 8, 2014 4:11 AM

Management consultant and coach Allison Rimm, author of The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life says it’s possible for all of us to find joy in our business and personal lives, but to do so requires strategy.

Pat Headley's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:17 AM

We’d all love to say we wake up in the morning feeling exhilarated--joyful even--and move through the day with purpose and intention, but the reality is most of us spend the larger part of our day going through the motions, feeling exhausted and wondering what the point of it all is. 6Steps2Success  6StepsCoaching 

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Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Caste your mind ahead ten years from now and think about the life you want to be living then. What do you want to be doing? With whom? Who do you want to have become in the process?

Ten years from now there will be people who have achieved extraordinary success. While we don’t know who they will be, one thing is sure - they won’t be people who have stayed inside their comfort zone. Rather, they will be people who have continued to stretch themselves, even when things are going smoothly, and who have been willing to risk failure or looking foolish, knowing that the biggest risk they take is not taking any risks at all. The question is – will you be one of them?!"

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:24 AM

Great scoop by Anne Leong via via @anne_leong.  As a work with a number of clients and continue my own journey through this process, I find the questions listed extremely helpful!


Again and again, we have to decide:

  • Do I keep doing what’s always been done, or challenge old assumptions ad try new approaches to problems?
  • Do I proactively seek new challenges or just manage those I already have?
  • Do I risk being exposed and vulnerable, or act to protect my pride and patch of power?  
  • Do I ask for what I really want, or just for what I think others want to give me?
  • Do I ‘toot my horn’ to ensure others know what I’m capable of, or just hope my efforts will be noticed?
  • Do I speak my mind or bite my lip, lest I ruffle feathers or subject myself to criticism?
Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 11:07 AM

Wow, those questions were not exactly "fun" to answer (especially rapidly and honestly). However, I have always been told that "If your dreams don't scare you, then they aren't big enough". This is something that I have lived my life by for quite some time now, and it definitely appears to be more than true... "If you are always comfortable, then you are never growing." It's worth some discomfort/fear in order to grow and reach goals! Thoughts? How tempting is it to stay under the umbrella of comfort? Is it worth it?

Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 11:08 AM

Wow, those questions were not exactly "fun" to answer (especially rapidly and honestly). However, I have always been told that "If your dreams don't scare you, then they aren't big enough". This is something that I have lived my life by for quite some time now, and it definitely appears to be more than true... "If you are always comfortable, then you are never growing." It's worth some discomfort/fear in order to grow and reach goals! Thoughts? How tempting is it to stay under the umbrella of comfort? Is it worth it?

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Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius

Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius | Good Advice | Scoop.it
He never attributed his accomplishments to his brilliant mind. Rather, he credited his character - his simple curiosity combined with relentless determination.Albert Einstein went so far as to say he was not smarter than other people. He just stuck with things longer than anybody else.It's a great lesson in self-leadership for us all. There are many smart people in this world going nowhere fast. Here is what Einstein had to say, and how we can apply his words of wisdom to our daily lives today.1. “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it
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Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies.

Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies. | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things. Being a leader is a mindset. But first you have to lead yourself.

A) More success for others than for you

B) Say Yes, and

C) Gratitude

D) The 30-150 Rule (or...The Vision Rule)

E) Change

F) Dignity

G) There's always a good reason and a real reason

H) Health

I) Love

J) Lead yourself

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My favorite is to ask people before they leave a message on my voice mail to say one thing they are grateful for.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:53 AM

There are a lot of servant-leader ideas in this. It is hard work and difficult to get past the vocabulary but when people can it is incredibly rewarding.

 

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6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Did I work toward my goals today?

2. What bad habits do I need to stop?

3. What motivated me today?

4. Have I been the kind of person I want to be?

5. What mistakes did I make today, and what did I learn from them?

6. What am I grateful for today?

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Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant

Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The philosophy department is invading the M.B.A. program—at least at a handful of schools where the legacy of the global financial crisis has sparked efforts to train business students to think beyond the bottom line.
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Being a tech geek is cool, I should know, I am one

Being a tech geek is cool, I should know, I am one | Good Advice | Scoop.it
14-year-old Zea is building an app to encourage people to recycle more. She explains why being a geek is cool and how tech has changed her ideas about the future
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Zea says in the article, "I used to think technology was just fixing computers and saying thing like: "have you tried turning it on and off again?" like in The IT Crowd. But I have discovered another side to it and that you can make tech your own."

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