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11 #Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

11 #Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Although the ‘Great Man’ theory of leadership belongs to the scrapheap of history, its allure continues to mystify. Underlying this theory is the assumption that if the right man (yes, it is often assumed to be a man) for the job emerges, he will almost magically take control of a situation and lead a group of people into safety or success. While such leaders are rare, there are times when a singular individual steps out from the crowd and serves as a paragon of leadership.


One such individual was Alexander the Great; one of history’s most famous warriors and a legend of almost divine status in his own lifetime. He falls into the elite category of individuals who changed the history of civilisation and shaped the present world as we know it.




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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 28, 2014 2:22 PM

Visionary, team builder, mentor, he shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.

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Developing Mindful #Leaders for the C-Suite

Developing Mindful #Leaders for the C-Suite | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The use of meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at successful enterprises.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 16, 2015 8:10 PM

Be careful we do not turn a spiritual practice into a technique and technology.

 

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Are you Intelligent with your Emotions? #Successful #Leaders

Are you Intelligent with your Emotions? #Successful #Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
A recent study shows those who are in tune with their colleagues' emotions may be more financially successful.
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Interesting study supports that Emotionally Intelligent people make more money.

 

Awareness is the beginning to all change, and emotionally intelligent people not only strive for self mastery -- to understand, manage, and use their strengths...they are aware of how their actions impact people and situations.

 

What are your thoughts?  How can you tell when you a leader is emotionally intelligent?

 

---- If you have any questions around Emotional Intelligence or Leadership...I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  I am grateful and fortunate to work with best in class global organizations and talented leaders, and I love to pass along lessons I gained from my experiences.

PS - Live on Purpose!

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Inspirational #Leaders vs Micro Managers - #Success

Inspirational #Leaders vs Micro Managers - #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. - Steve Jobs
Recently, I published two articles regarding corporate management strategies, and the impact they have on a company's
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Tony Curl's curator insight, October 9, 2014 6:33 PM

Awesome insight here. Are you a manager or a leader? Focused on the vision?

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Richard Branson: Virgin staff can have as much vacation as they want

Richard Branson: Virgin staff can have as much vacation as they want | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson is experimenting with unlimited vacation for staff at Virgin Group offices.
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As a leader it is always curious to me how much we value our vacation time as a benefit; however, so many of us don't use the vacation time we can take.

 

I think that Richard Branson is on to something!  What are your thoughts on this?

 

Would really love to hear from you:)

 

Signing off for now.  Until next time...PS Live on Purpose!

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Pierre Galeon's curator insight, October 5, 2014 5:40 AM

Humm I like that and many other companies were already doing it but again RB takes the credit! Well done Richard! 

Jaro Berce's comment, January 3, 2015 7:52 AM
A very dangerous thing! read when you can take vacation: "when ALL is done!" Is that possible? NO, so it is a way to take away even last part of peoples free time!
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10 Secrets of What Great #Leaders Know and Do - Forbes

10 Secrets of What Great #Leaders Know and Do - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do
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This is the “doing” part of leadership. The little things that are demonstrated by the actions of leaders.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2014 2:13 PM

How great leaders create powerful organizations where the whole becomes many times greater than the sum of its parts, impossible visions manifests in everyday reality, and individual & organizational purposes are fulfilled and renewed.

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Quiet the Mind & Transform your Approach To #Work - #Fast Company

Quiet the Mind & Transform your Approach To #Work - #Fast Company | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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How Taking A 20&Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work
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The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's #Leadership

The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
While Richard Branson’s new book, “The Virgin Way” is “about listening, learning, laughing and leading”, applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book’s ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:57 AM

Richard Branson's leadership style is much more charismatic than Jack Welch and even Steve Jobs. Jobs was charismatic but not when he leads. 

 

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Succession Planning - A #Leadership Essential

Succession Planning - A #Leadership Essential | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
A Transformational Essential for Executive Leaders: Begin Succession Planning ...
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To attain and sustain a transformational organization takes purposefulness.

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Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon #Leadership

Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

More than we’d probably like to admit so many of our days are spent in a state of self-delusion, an internal monologue of justifying our actions, both good and bad. When we do something wrong, our evolutionary instincts kick in and we do anything we can to not acknowledge the obvious: sometimes, it’s all our fault.


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If you want to go far...you need to know who you are!

 

 

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John Michel's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:26 AM

Over time, this becomes our routine, our default reaction, and we fail to stop and reflect on what we’re doing. To make it even more difficult, many of us don’t have the luxury of someone being accountable for us (who does?), helping us recognize our mistakes and their repercussions.

Charlotte Hitchcock's curator insight, August 19, 2014 5:37 AM

Know yourself before you  lead others. Understand why you respond as you do and  its affect on others.  Honesty about yourself can be hard but in the end it is worth it

David Jardin's curator insight, August 28, 2014 7:06 AM

Emotional intelligence and effective leadership are unattainable without self-awareness.

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12 TED Talks on #Leadership - #Success

12 TED Talks on #Leadership - #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire others to follow you.


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#Leaders Of The #Future Need To be Courageous + #Authentic Storytellers!

#Leaders Of The #Future Need To be Courageous + #Authentic Storytellers! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]

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Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

S'Marie Young, CPCC's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:00 PM

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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Kindle eBook: hustle

Kindle eBook: hustle | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
A meditation on business and professional success, made-up with a carefully chosen selection of 133 meaningful quotes from a wide-range of leading thinkers, successful business people, creatives and industry experts in key areas: including Napoleon Hill, Marilyn Suttle, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Edward De Bono, Joe Pulizzi and many, many more.
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Great #Leaders Can Double Profits, Research Shows

Great #Leaders Can Double Profits, Research Shows | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
To some extent, the connection between leadership and the bottom line has been made. Yet most evidence on this point comes merely from the personal treatises of famous and successful executives.

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I love research that supports what most of us have seen for ourselves.  There is such a strong ROI on investing in leadership talent.  I was just having this conversation yesterday with an executive. 

 

I believe that leaders are alot like computers.  Just like our computers, we need to make sure that we invest a significant amount of time and money into making sure that we have the most updated software and virus protection for our leaders.  Most leaders are running off of programming from years ago...Isn't it time to reboot, get the viruses out, and update our programming so that we can be aligned with the organization's network (goals), communicate more effectively, and work more efficiently.

 

As leaders when we stop learning we stop growing.  If that happens, what happens to our teams?

 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  Walt Disney said, "Whatever we have accomplished has been because other people have helped  us."  So don't be afraid to ask for help...that is what I am here for!

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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Great Leaders...make everything Great...

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The value of a good leader is difficult to determine, we are only now realizing this...

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Developing Leaders offers big rewards studies show...

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#Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

#Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
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As a leadership coach I get so revved up when I hear about organizations that have cultivated this type of culture!  Trust and Appreciation are part of the environment, and every employee is empowered, engaged, and inspired to contribute.  Walking around an organization like this is a bit like electricity with the buzz, energy, and positivity! 

 

Another interesting thing happens is that employees seem to transform into entrepreneurs who are committed and "own it" each day.  They know their role, what is expected of them, are accountable, and make decisions each day confidently to solve problems, take care of customers, and make the organization better. 

 

In this type of environment each person knows their boundaries, and makes a difference each day.  They are empowered and not afraid of making mistake, because they know that their leaders and the organization have their backs.  What a great feeling that to work in an organization where you could not fail, because your entire team had your back, and mistakes are seen as stepping stones towards growth.

 

What are your thoughts?  Have you worked at an organization like this or do you currently?  Would love to hear from you.

 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about organizational culture or leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspriation to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  I am grateful and so fortuante to travel the world as a speaker and coach.  I get to work with some of the best in class organizations, and I love to pass along lessons I learn from you to others.

 

Until next time…PS – Live on Purpose!

 

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4 Tasks of Senior #Leaders

4 Tasks of Senior #Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Successful senior leaders are cognizant of their input in them and place intentional energy towards them.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:38 AM

Whether or not the senior leader consciously recognizes his or her role in accomplishing these tasks, by sheer position he or she is determining the way the organization performs in these four areas.

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#Leaders - Coach Others & Speed Your Own #Success

#Leaders - Coach Others & Speed Your Own #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Even while we are still learning, leadership growth requires us to encourage, mentor and coach team members.

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Ten Ways to Build Great Leadership in Turbulent Times #Leadership

Ten Ways to Build Great Leadership in Turbulent Times   #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

 

Science confirms that our ability to inspire, empower and actualize our potential has never been greater; remember this, empower it, use it! Neuroscience confirms that we can rewrite default patterns of thinking, communicating and doing; we can build new emotional set-points that take us forward faster and better while also enhancing our ability to focus, ideate, learn and relearn.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

 


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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:01 PM

Turbulent times are where the "action is" and when leadership is needed the most ... and when it counts the most.  The only question is will you choose to grab the "turbulent" bull by the horns and lead your people and organization to even greater potential, or will you let someone else lead instead ( ... perhaps your competition or adversary)?

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#Leaders - The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

#Leaders - The Right Way to Present Your Business Case | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Get key stakeholders on board with one effective presentation.
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Leaders inspire others to reach higher!

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Susan Cain: The power of introverts - #Leadership

http://www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Su...
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#Leadership: Love Thy Critics !

#Leadership: Love Thy Critics ! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Just like a good tester breaks the system to find flaws so that the software becomes robust and stable, the same way, these people pinpoint where we are going wrong.

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Creating #Team #Alignment - #Leadership Success

Creating #Team #Alignment - #Leadership Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
This is the biggest key to creating team alignment

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:11 AM

(From the article): When you get people in alignment with purpose, the alignment of specific goals and strategies will come much easier. But perhaps more importantly, when this clarity and meaning is achieved, the perspective of every team member will shift from “opportunity is nowhere” to “opportunity is now here.” 

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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Even the most strained relationships can be repaired.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:01 AM

(From the article): Getting a relationship with a coworker back on track may require that you put your ego away. “We often get stuck in our heads about who’s wrong and who’s right. And when you’re hooked on the idea that you’re right, you can’t start to repair the relationship because the issue of who’s at fault becomes a distraction,” says David. To satisfy this need to be right while not letting it affect how you interact with the person, David suggests “imagining the other person with a big, fat sticker on his back that says, ‘I’m wrong.’” Then you can just focus on moving the relationship forward.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, August 28, 2014 10:00 PM

Very good article on how to rebuild important relationships in the workplace.