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5 ideas for improving how you manage people

5 ideas for improving how you manage people | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
As a manager, you are responsible for a wide range of activities. Recruiting. Establishing a positive work environment in your group. Setting expectations. Managing performance. Making decisions. Coaching.
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Leadership by Example: How to Ignite this Quality in Your Life and Work | A Slice of Leadership: A Leadership Blog, One Slice at a Time

Leadership by Example: How to Ignite this Quality in Your Life and Work | A Slice of Leadership: A Leadership Blog, One Slice at a Time | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Leadership by example can change everything. Learn how from the masters: Nelson Mandela, Frances Hesselbein, and Gandhi help us learn how to ignite this power today.
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Leadership 310: The Four Principles of "Followership" - Forbes

Leadership 310: The Four Principles of "Followership" - Forbes | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Leadership 310: The Four Principles of "Followership" Forbes A big takeaway from VJ's talk was a question he addressed about the “keys to be a great leader.” VJ paused and said that it's not about leadership, the real question “followership” and...
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Swim Lane (Rummler-Brache) Diagrams - Problem Solving from MindTools.com

Swim Lane (Rummler-Brache) Diagrams - Problem Solving from MindTools.com | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Learn how to use Swim Lane Diagrams to map and improve the processes between departments and teams in your organization.
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Making a case (again) for Bettis' place in Canton

Making a case (again) for Bettis' place in Canton | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
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"That when they called my name, I was there. I answered the bell every single time. The second thing is that I inspired my teammates. In this day and age, if you're a leader, you have to lead by example and men have to want to follow you," he said. "The hardest thing in the world is to be a leader of men. And for you to be able to improve someone's level of play because you're there, that's important. You don't see that all the time."

 
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6 Self-Serving Team Behaviors That Will Torpedo Your Team

6 Self-Serving Team Behaviors That Will Torpedo Your Team | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
If you're not happy with the way your team is working, serve your team by putting it on the table instead of engaging in these 6 self-serving behaviors.
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First, We Must Have a Vision

First, We Must Have a Vision | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Over and over again, I talk about vision. It is what pulls us forward and keeps us going. The Miriam-Webster online dictionary defines vision as: 1)   Something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially a supernatural appearance that conv...
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Dark social: Why measuring user engagement is even harder than you think

Dark social: Why measuring user engagement is even harder than you think | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Media companies and publishers of all kinds spend a lot of time measuring their online traffic patterns using analytics that track where readers come from -- but Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic argues that they are overlooking a huge contributing...
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Appreciating and Celebrating Our Workplace Mentors | Effective ...

Appreciating and Celebrating Our Workplace Mentors | Effective ... | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
If you manage a mentor program in your organization, it is the ideal time to celebrate mentoring and acknowledge those engaged in your programs. If you are an organizational leader, this is the time to speak to the value ...
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Fire yourself this Christmas

Fire yourself this Christmas | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. “ …
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Seven Ways to Help People Use Their Creative Potential

Seven Ways to Help People Use Their Creative Potential | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it

Do you want to be more creative? Would you like your team to be more creative too? It all starts with one critical factor?

 

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Helping people reach their creative potential is a huge part of leadership.

 

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What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need

What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
The critical criterion to assist schools with making investment decisions related to technology and computing.
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Shifting your leadership as your company outgrows the startup phase | SmartBlogs

The majority of popular leadership advice falls into one of two categories: Leadership for the small-business owner (which usually deals with entrepren...
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When It’s Time to Move On… Successful Leaders Transition Well | Peter K Greer

When It’s Time to Move On… Successful Leaders Transition Well | Peter K Greer | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Nice article about succession planning and leading people.
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Invest in a child's life: District Five's Bootstraps Mentoring program aims to ... - The Times and Democrat

Invest in a child's life: District Five's Bootstraps Mentoring program aims to ... - The Times and Democrat | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Invest in a child's life: District Five's Bootstraps Mentoring program aims to ...
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After 10 Years, We Finally Hit Upon the Perfect Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe

After 10 Years, We Finally Hit Upon the Perfect Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Most people don't know the exact Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe but for a decade, both Aaron and my mom have intermittently attempting to crack the code, making various tweaks to their pastry-baking-marathons.
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OK...not about leadership, but fun none the less.

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Mathew Brady - a summary - History in an Hour

Mathew Brady - a summary - History in an Hour | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Mathew Brady might well be considered the first photojournalist, “the Father of Photojournalism”, for his work in documenting the American Civil War.
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THE pioneer in photography/photojournalism.

 

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Making a difference in others’ lives | Aspire-CS

Making a difference in others’ lives | Aspire-CS | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
 When I left my corporate job years ago for the risky business of starting something on my own, several people asked me if I was afraid. To me, it was an odd
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After 10 Years, We Finally Hit Upon the Perfect Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe

After 10 Years, We Finally Hit Upon the Perfect Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Most people don't know the exact Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe but for a decade, both Aaron and my mom have intermittently attempting to crack the code, making various tweaks to their pastry-baking-marathons.
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OK. I realize this doesn't have much to do with Leadership. However, I can't help sharing this excellent recipe I made over the weekend. It was exceptional. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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4 Steps To Achieve Your 2013 Business Goals Without Burning Out - Forbes

4 Steps To Achieve Your 2013 Business Goals Without Burning Out - Forbes | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
The problem with goal-setting is that most of us fail to prioritize what's most important (and what can wait for later). Nathalie Lussier rings in the new year with a 4-step prioritization plan.
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7 Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Business in 2013

What's in store for 2013? IT professionals need to be prepared for a mix of old (biometrics), new (3-D printing), borrowed (apps for watching TV) and blue (unemployed skeuomorphic designers).
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5 Reasons Why Servant Leadership Works

5 Reasons Why Servant Leadership Works | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
To be a servant leader requires that you let go of self-importance.
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4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company

4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Your balance sheet alone won't tell you if your company is thriving or on the verge of failure. Here's what you really need to look out for.
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10 Signs You Love Your Job (Really)

10 Signs You Love Your Job (Really) | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Musings at the intersection of employee recognition, company culture, and total rewards.
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Change Your Leadership Habits by Taking Giant Leaps in Small Steps

Change Your Leadership Habits by Taking Giant Leaps in Small Steps | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
By Manie Bosman “So I realise that I have to change the way in which I’m leading people. Can you give me just five things I can do to be a better leader from now on?” In the nearly two … Con...
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Six Keys to Better Impromptu Speaking

Six Keys to Better Impromptu Speaking | Lead from the Front! | Scoop.it
Having the ability to articulate your thoughts and think on your feet is a valuable skill to communicate your confidence and competence to others. Do it better with these pointers.
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Marty Malone's curator insight, December 28, 2012 11:26 AM

Personally I love public speaking, impromptu speaking makes me sweat