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QUOTES & OBSERVATIONS: Notes for the Boss

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The Best Motivational Tool We Love to Hate

The Best Motivational Tool We Love to Hate | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
When I was in school I hated deadlines.   Absolutely hated them.  To make matters worse I was a classic procrastinator, especially when I was in college.
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Being Manchester United, 4 Lessons From The World's Biggest Sports Club

Being Manchester United, 4 Lessons From The World's Biggest Sports Club | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
I was delighted to read Mike Ozanian's piece yesterday that Manchester United had become the first sports club, globally, with a $3 billion valuation. I'm a long-time fan of Man U, and like so many of us cannot possibly get or afford a ticket.
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Beyond showing up

Beyond showing up | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
You've probably got that part nailed. Butt in seat, smile on your face. We often run into people who understand their job to be showing up on time to do the work that's assigned.
We've moved way beyond that now.
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Leadership With Heart: The Four “E’s”

Leadership With Heart: The Four “E’s” | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is like Baskin Robbins ice cream offerings; there are many flavors. The world is now hungry for new and innovative ideas and concepts to replace the old worn out definitions that have served us for centuries.
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:38 AM

(From the article): An leader can easily become ineffective if the tribe is not in alignment; but a team with heart is difficult to beat.  Take a new look at how you are leading, you can get more by inclusion than exclusion.

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Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)

Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic) | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Consider these words of encouragement on the often bumpy road of entrepreneurship.
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A System or A Compass - It's Your Decision

A System or A Compass - It's Your Decision | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
What dictates the goals you set? Who sets your goals?  What drives them?
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Chaos to calm: Building a mindful workplace

Chaos to calm: Building a mindful workplace | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Initiatives to introduce mindfulness into the workplace, holds a promise for a cost effective way to improve employee productivity and well-being, while reducing health care costs, most of which are stress related.
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Eleven things organizations can learn from airports

Eleven things organizations can learn from airports | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
[Of course, this post isn’t actually about airports]. 
I realized that I don’t dislike flying--I dislike airports. There are so many things we can learn from what they do wrong:
No one is in charge.
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Illuminating the Vison while remaining realistic

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12 Ways To Illuminate The Vision, While Dealing With The Realistic Stuff
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8 Fears That May Be Holding You Back

8 Fears That May Be Holding You Back | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
When the jackpot reaches astronomical levels, people take a chance – they purchase a lottery ticket. Yet the likelihood of any of these people winning is equal to the probability of getting struck by lightning… twice.
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Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes

Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Everybody thinks they’re a leader – most are far from it. The harsh reality is that we live in a world awash with wannabe leaders. As much as some don’t want to admit it, not everyone can or should become a leader (my take on the born vs.
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Intersectional Thinking Requires a Different Mindset by Carol Mase

Intersectional Thinking Requires a Different Mindset by Carol Mase | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
If an Agile Enterprise is an intersection of five big ideas that can, and will, change the way we experience work (see January 7, 2013 blog on this topic), how do we begin the process?
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7 Reasons A Positive Leader Gets Results

7 Reasons A Positive Leader Gets Results | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
If you were given four things you could do right now to be a better leader, what would they be?  You could work on them all year where you work, with your family, friends and co-workers.  No seminar, no courses, just activities that drive results.
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A Place For You

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We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned that we can only catch glimpses of from time to time  – Starhawk   Remember a time when you found the house of your dreams and said,” This...
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3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea

3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way.
It’s that time of year again--the annual crumbling of the noble goals you outlined so resolutely on December 31.
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When Rudeness Dominates Your Work Culture, Everyone Pays the Price

When Rudeness Dominates Your Work Culture, Everyone Pays the Price | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
You’re rude because your boss is rude.
WOW! That was an article in my feed from the Harvard Business Review this week. I could not wait to click over and absorb that one.
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But We All Think So

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"If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing."
Bertrand Russell
20th century British  logician/philosopher
Numbers don't necessarily prove intelligence, not in what your management thinks nor what your customers think.
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Lessons from the Ordinary

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This is a guest post by Skip Prichard. He is a dear friend of mine, an accomplished CEO, turnaround business leader, and keynote speaker. I highly recommend you subscribe to his blog and follow him on Twitter.
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The Plurality Myth – Origins of Lead Change Group Part 5

The Plurality Myth – Origins of Lead Change Group Part 5 | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Posted in Leadership DevelopmentThis is the fifth part of a series on the origins of the Lead Change Group based on one of the key books that inspired me to take action: Tribes by Seth Godin. For links to all the posts, check out this page.
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4 Attitude Choices Every Leader Must Make

4 Attitude Choices Every Leader Must Make | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Your attitude, not your aptitude, determine your altitude – Zig Ziglar An observation was made of how both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat because that is what they are looking for.
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9 Powerful Ways to Spend a Day

9 Powerful Ways to Spend a Day | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
All the time given to you in life is valuable; you just have to know what to do with it.  Let’s make it count.  Shall we?
Starting today, spend more time…
1.  Thinking for yourself.
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Kudos's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:23 AM

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller.

Annabel Kaye's comment, January 29, 2013 6:46 AM
Thanks for this - improved my day by starting with reading it
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Hi, Annabel. I'm glad. IN fact, I used some of this stuff today, during a particularly long meeting...
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Squelch Gossip in your Team

Squelch Gossip in your Team | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
Whenever we bring diverse groups of people together to accomplish work, there is always potential for gossip.
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:06 AM

(From the article): There’s no better time to start a ban on gossip than now. Real leaders don’t participate in gossip and they don’t tolerate gossip from others. To improve productivity and build a work environment where employees love to come to work, take the lead on reducing gossip.

David Hain's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:32 AM

Hain's ratio - the level of goosip in a team is inversely related to the level of authenticity nd communication from the leader(ship) of the team!

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If You Don't Know Where You Want To Go, Any Plan Will Get You There

If You Don't Know Where You Want To Go, Any Plan Will Get You There | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
"It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it was able to find its way."
Oscar Wilde
19th century Irish poet/dramatist
But has it known where it would like to go?
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Hey Leaders: Knowledge is Power, So Cultivate It

Hey Leaders: Knowledge is Power, So Cultivate It | MILE Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders/managers, we have all been in situations where a stellar employee for personal or professional reasons, moves on to a better or different opportunity in his/her career.  Gone are the days where an employee starts working in an...
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