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Photos from Steve Jobs’ 1996 return to Apple land on Flickr

Photos from Steve Jobs’ 1996 return to Apple land on Flickr | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Back in December 1996, Apple was not in a good place. The company had weathered over a decade of declining sales and sub-par leadership, and was on the brink of financial collapse.
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You lead by virtue of who you are.

You lead by virtue of who you are. | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Millions of dollars are spent annually on developing leaders in organizations. Look up ‘Leadership’ on Google and you will get nearly 200 million results.
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How to Use Temptation to Strengthen Your Willpower

How to Use Temptation to Strengthen Your Willpower | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
I was running a leadership offsite at The Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon — one of my favorite hotels — and the food, as always, was exquisite. The carrot cake at lunch was so delicious that I ate two pieces.
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Developing Female Leaders: The Key is Showcasing Diversity in Leadership

Developing Female Leaders: The Key is Showcasing Diversity in Leadership | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
In pursuit of gender diversity, it’s not enough for an organization to focus only on hiring practices to attract women. Far more impactful for the long-term — including future recruitment — is retention and development of female leaders.
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Leadership: What Do You Plan to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life?

Leadership: What Do You Plan to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
You may have noticed that the name of The Customer Blog has changed to the Customer+Leadership Blog.
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5 Leadership Lessons From the Seder

5 Leadership Lessons From the Seder | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The Passover Seder has much to teach us about the functioning of a healthy team.
Last night our family participated in a Passover Seder with a number of friend and colleagues.
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Kelly Oxford On Her New Book and Why It's Wise to Take Risks

Kelly Oxford On Her New Book and Why It's Wise to Take Risks | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
If you’re not one of Kelly Oxford’s nearly 460,000 Twitter followers, you’ve probably heard about her unfiltered, hilarious Tweets about everything from pop culture (“If you can name 5 Kardashians but can't name 5 countries in Asia, stick a knife...
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The Truth about Social Media Leads

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by Jason Miller
There are hundreds of differing opinions regarding the effectiveness of using social media for lead generation.
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What are the Differences Between Management and Leadership?

What are the Differences Between Management and Leadership? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The differences between management and leadership are like the differences between an airplane and the pilot.
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UW-Tacoma debuts cybersecurity and leadership graduate program

UW-Tacoma debuts cybersecurity and leadership graduate program | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity is a pressing issue these days and the University of Washington is doing something about it.
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How to Develop Thought Leadership

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Thought leadership in an industry is important to generate inbound leads and have clients come to you.
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Debra Chrapaty Departs Zynga to Head Nirvanix

Debra Chrapaty Departs Zynga to Head Nirvanix | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Debra Chrapaty, who has served in infrastructure leadership positions for some of the Internet's largest players, is now calling the shots for a cloud service provider.
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4 Ways Pope Francis Masters New Leadership

4 Ways Pope Francis Masters New Leadership | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
While the world watches, the new Pope is already making strategic moves that will go a long way toward bolstering his reputation. I was in Rome earlier this month when the new Pope was chosen. Everyone instantly had an opinion.
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CMO’S Weigh in on Collaboration with Other C-Suite Executives

CMO’S Weigh in on Collaboration with Other C-Suite Executives | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
By Lauren Meyer Over 100 Chief Marketing Officers and senior marketing executives gathered in Chicago last Thursday, March 14th at Argyle Executive Forum’s Chief Marketing Officer Leadership Forum to share thought leadership and discuss the most...
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How to Make Coaching Conversations Easy Using Topgrading Scorecards

How to Make Coaching Conversations Easy Using Topgrading Scorecards | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Ever since I heard Brian Souza talk about his book, The Weekly Coaching Conversations, at the Atlanta Leadership Summit in May last year, I’ve been experimenting with ways to include it in Bluewire’s routine.
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PROFESSOR: Ron Johnson Sabotaged Himself From The Very Beginning

PROFESSOR: Ron Johnson Sabotaged Himself From The Very Beginning | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Despite its CEO's high profile pedigree, initial high hopes for success, and an innovative strategy, J.C. Penney Co. is in a huge amount of trouble.
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Your Leadership Stinks: 10 Tips for Leadership Branding

Your Leadership Stinks: 10 Tips for Leadership Branding | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Nothing is worse than seeing a personal brand with great potential ruined by poor leadership qualities. This is often a person who exhibits traits of blind authoritarianism, forgets their own accountability, and lacks listening skills.
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Great CIOs Are Politically Savvy

Great CIOs Are Politically Savvy | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Despite all our objective metrics, executing a business strategy requires a personal touch, says Brand Velocity's Jack Bergstrand
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Yes, Personal Service At Retail Is Worth It - Again

Yes, Personal Service At Retail Is Worth It - Again | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
There has been much discussion about the value of in-store sales associates as the Internet, smart phones, iPads and other digital devices have empowered shoppers to be more self-sufficient and self-serving in-store.  With technology at their...
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From Bristol To HP: When Friendly Doesn't Cut It

From Bristol To HP:  When Friendly Doesn't Cut It | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Not long ago, Bob Whitman, the chairman and CEO of the famed leadership training firm Franklin Covey, told me a story about how building a strong company culture can be tougher than it seems.
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How well do you defend your team members from the bureaucracy above you?

How well do you defend your team members from the bureaucracy above you? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.
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What Are the Basic Concepts of Leadership?

What Are the Basic Concepts of Leadership? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the concepts of leadership; however, after all the dust settles it comes back to the same old time tested methods that have been used from the beginning of time.
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Ten Things Educators Should Know About Introverted Students

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I’ve been doing more interviews on introversion this year as a result of the success of my eBook, “The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership” and my Harvard Business Review Blog Post.
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Conscious Leadership is an Inside Job — Reflections from Casey Sheahan, CEO Patagonia

Conscious Leadership is an Inside Job — Reflections from Casey Sheahan, CEO Patagonia | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
“For companies to transform on a larger scale, individual leaders must transform.” - Casey Sheahan At its core, business is a form of human social organization — people coming together to do something with purpose and to create value for...
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7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own

7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Very few entrepreneurs, board members, or investors give much thought to leadership development. That's a huge mistake.
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