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Strategy : for Business to War, and everything in between...& Leadership to successfully guide you through all of it
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Just How Powerful Are You?

Just How Powerful Are You? | JR : Strategy & Leadership | Scoop.it

Is power that thing assigned by others? Is it about getting top grades in the right school, and having the right titles and rank at work? Is it about being born to the right parents, into the right gender, in the right country? Are you more powerful if you are on the top org chart, or less powerful if you're at the bottom of the ladder? Do these external assignments define any of us as more or less powerful?

Or is power something that each of us manifests by knowing our purpose, applying it to what we create, and using that to define how we see ourselves in the world?

 

 

Jayant Rana's insight:

Power is open. Power used to be the thing that got things done, and influence used to be the thing you used to try and get things done. But today, the power of connections, community, and shared ideas offer a different lever in what can be accomplished.
When power is assigned from the outside world (based on others' opinions or on status), then it is power that can also be taken away by that world. But by granting ourselves agency — a power that comes from understanding our individual ability to contribute to the world — we give ourselves a power that cannot be taken back.

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Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012 | JR : Strategy & Leadership | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy, innovation at Unilever and Nike, and the rise of green arithmetic.
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The mega forces driving sustainability deep into business — such as climate change, resource constraints, and transparency — are getting stronger. We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics.

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | JR : Strategy & Leadership | Scoop.it
The first master of the art believed in ethos, pathos, and logos.
Jayant Rana's insight:

Ethos is essentially your credibility — that is, the reason people should believe what you're saying. Pathos is making an emotional connection — essentially, the reason people believe that what you're saying will matter to them. Logos is your mode for appealing to others' sense of reason, ergo the term logic.
These three elements of communication reinforce one another. You may rely heavily on data and analysis (logos) to make a point and in so doing create a perception of expertise and authority on a topic (ethos).

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