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5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army

5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
“RT @ShaunCoffey: 5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army http://t.co/a4kBR2gRPT”;
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Biography, George Washington: The Man Who Would Not Be King

Biography, George Washington: The Man Who Would Not Be King | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Born at Bridges Creek, Virginia, in 1732, George Washington was the eldest of six children of his father's second wife. Further, he had four older half siblings from his father's first wife. When Washington was 11, his father died and he became the ward of his well-placed half brother Lawrence and his wife, Anne.

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The Laws of Simplicity

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John Maeda's book, The Laws of Simplicity, proposes ten laws for simplifying complex systems in business and life. Think of it as simplicity 101.
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A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time

A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to potentially save hours of your time each week, by investing a total of about five minutes.First thing one morning, take a piece of paper and write a column of numbers
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Review: On the Slow Road to Problem Solving

Review: On the Slow Road to Problem Solving | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In our fast-paced society, to say that a problem has a complex solution can sound like a negative. If it is the solution, shouldn’t it be simple?
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The Single Most Important Change You Can Make In Your Working Habits

The Single Most Important Change You Can Make In Your Working Habits | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In an increasingly interconnected world, finding focus and enabling time to do work is becoming harder and harder. One key to preforming better is a routine.
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Write Like A Wizard: Writing tip #3- Defeating Writer's Block

Write Like A Wizard: Writing tip #3- Defeating Writer's Block | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Why a Mirror Can Make You Behave Better, and 5 More Tips for Boosting Self-Control

Why a Mirror Can Make You Behave Better, and 5 More Tips for Boosting Self-Control | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Self-control is very valuable, and most of us are eager to boost our self-mastery.One of the best ways is through monitoring. The more aware we are of what we’re actually doing–not what
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Seven reasons your coworkers don't trust you | TechRepublic

Seven reasons your coworkers don't trust you | TechRepublic | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
You don’t have to commit a major scandal for your coworkers to lose faith in you. Sometimes it’s a bunch of little things that add up.
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What's the best advice you've ever received?

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Life is tough, and sometimes it takes some encouragement to keep going. What piece of advice -- whether professional, practical, or personal -- has made the biggest impact on your life? Who passed along these words of wisdom?
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5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One)

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One) | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as a warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln).
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Three Quick and Easy Ways to Quiet Your Mind

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Neuroscience tells us that, to be more productive and creative, we need to give our brains a break. It's the quiet mind that produces the best insights. But it's a challenge to take that sort of time off in the midst of a busy day. Here are three specific, quick, and easy ways to build purposeful break time into your day.


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We all need this!

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 14, 2013 4:14 AM

It is amazing what 20 minutes can do to settle us, let us create, and refresh us...

donhornsby's curator insight, January 14, 2013 5:03 AM

(From the article): New research from the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging suggests that people who meditate show more gray matter in certain regions of the brain, show stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy. In other words, meditation might make your brain bigger, faster, and "younger". As lead researcher Eileen Luders explains, "it appears to be a powerful mental exercise with the potential to change the physical structure of the brain."

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The Difference Between Persuade, Convince, and Coerce

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Rachel Carson: A Voice That Broke the Silence

Mid-20th-century technological advances caused many to ignore the potentially negative effects. One early voice of caution was that of Rachel Carson.

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Out of Poverty: What Works?

Out of Poverty: What Works? | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Farming has always intrigued Paul Polak. He grew up in the country, eager to make a living off the land. At the age of 15, he convinced two local farmers to be partners with him in a strawberry business. 

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Intent to Harm: Willful Acts Seem More Damaging

Intent to Harm: Willful Acts Seem More Damaging | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
People significantly overestimate the monetary cost of intentional harm, even when they are given a financial incentive to be accurate.

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Barely Legal Things Employers Do To Keep Unemployed Applicants Out

Barely Legal Things Employers Do To Keep Unemployed Applicants Out | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Systematic exclusion at its best.
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Video Article: Insight: Global Problems, Global Solutions, Part 3

In this third installment in his series on global problems, Vision publisher David Hulme discusses injustice.
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In this continuing series on Global Problems, we've  identified  four major areas of  concern that if left unresolved could spell disaster for  humanity. These  include war and its weapons, food  and  water shortages, injustice and failed government.  In this   installment, we'll focus on injustice: something that touches everyone at  some point in  life.

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MU Expert Discusses Workplace Mindfulness Practices

MU Expert Discusses Workplace Mindfulness Practices | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Stress reduction classes improve work performance, concentration and creativity, says University of Missouri expert.

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"Workplaces that encourage employees to adopt and learn mindfulness-based skills will be healthier, happier and more productive," says Rossy. "These skills teach people the ability to respond better to stress, pain and illness. Mindfulness leads to an increase in important self-care strategies."

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What Leaders Get All Wrong About Leadership

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I did leadership all wrong for years. I held leadership positions without understanding effective leadership practices. My early education was in theology. Tragically, I had no training in leadership.

 

My leadership journey includes powerful, sometimes painful, shifts in attitudes and practice.


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(From the article): Respected leaders help others see themselves.


Actors whisper, “Did you see so-n-so is here tonight?” when dignitaries sit in the audience.

 

Actors feel important when someone important is watching.


In my youth, I thought leaders stood on center stage. Now I know leaders are the audience.

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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Mediocre People - The Rumpus.net

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On the Benefits of Failure

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Failure is nothing to be ashamed of!

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Once in a major collabroative and complex project we lived by Teddy Roosevelt's The Man in the Arena :


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.


The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

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TechWell | Media Multitasking on the Rise as Doctors Plead for Its Demise

TechWell | Media Multitasking on the Rise as Doctors Plead for Its Demise | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Doctors are doing all they can to spread the word about the dangers of the newest consumer trend—media multitasking.
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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization

Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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Feeling Resentful? 5 Hard Facts About Shared Work

Feeling Resentful? 5 Hard Facts About Shared Work | Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
One obstacle to happiness is feeling resentful when another person won’t do his or her share of the work. But what is “fair” when deciding who should do what work? As I thought
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