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10 Things Really Effective Leaders Do

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When you’re constantly fighting fires, endlessly bombarded with emails, and double-booked in meetings for 60 or 70 hours a week, it’s hard to get ahead and easy to lose perspective on what really matters.

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, January 11, 2013 1:19 AM

This is for my coachees, today!

Think about it, we're going to share some thoughts on this.

Do you agree with everything written?

Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 11, 2013 7:22 AM

What can you learn from effective leaders?  What do they do?

John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's comment, January 20, 2013 5:48 AM
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the noise of business management. Focusing on what is really important is more likely to get things done. What this article neatly does is give you some thoughts on how and why that focus can be attained and maintained. Read it, though - you'll be surprised at some of the suggestions...
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12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader

12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
What types of leaders are there in businesses? What type of leader transforms an enterprise into a social enterprise? What characteristics should this leader have? Tell us in the comment section ;-)

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Insightful and practical read

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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Top 10 TED Talks on Leadership

In many cases earning a PhD means becoming a leader in your field or profession. Here are 10 of the most popular TED Talks about leadership to help you do that well. 1. “Everyday Leadership” Drew Dudley Drew Dudley, the Leadership Development Coordinator at the University of Toronto, spoke to the TEDx audience in 2012 […]

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Most Working Adults Find Team-Based Work Difficult - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Most Working Adults Find Team-Based Work Difficult - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
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Okay, so I am not a fan of University of Phoenix as a source; however, Chief Learning Officer is reputable. I am also aware that Phoenix has deep pockets that support collecting data from industry. As one that is not personally a fan of "group" work, it is undeniable that having the skill and ability to work collaboratively is a desired competency in most working environments.

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How to Eliminate Leadership Development Roadblocks - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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A 1945 study boiled leadership down to two behaviors. Any guesses?

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Leadership: 10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence

Leadership: 10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence | Leadership Application | Scoop.it

lf Confidence is one of the key characteristic of a Leader. 10 ways to enhance your Self-Confidence


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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:08 PM

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bancoideas's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:10 AM

Ideas para repensar tu liderazgo.

The Newsroom 3.0's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:17 AM

In what manner could I be self-condidence? This post contains 10 ways you can enhance you Self- Confidence.

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Why Accelerating Leadership Development Is a Must - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Why Accelerating Leadership Development Is a Must - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
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In any desire to create, develop, or sustain a high performing organization, a strategy for leadership development is essential.
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Change Management Fails for Three Reasons

Change Management Fails for Three Reasons | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
There is a way to successfully engage large-scale organizational change. It's complex. It's takes longer. It's more expensive. But it works.

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Well worth a read, especially if you are involved in supporting change initiatives (formally and informally).

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Transformational Leadership Has Positive Effects on Employee Well-Being

A transformational leadership style—valued for stimulating innovation and worker performance—is also associated with increased well-being among employees, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...

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Yes, it is all about leadership.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:32 PM

"A transformational leadership style, which conveys a sense of trust and meaningfulness and individually challenges and develops employees, could lead to greater employee well-being," according to the new research by Christine Jacobs of University of Cologne and colleagues.

Graham Wilson's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:44 AM

Ensure people feel great improves results - simple really!!

Tom Hood's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:32 AM

Transformational eadership and increased employee well-being. Four traits of transformational leaders are: 1) leading by example, 2) making employees feel they are contributing to a common goal, 3) providing intellectual stimulation, and 4) giving positive feedback for good performance. 

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7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think

7 Signs You're Not as Self-Aware as You Think | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Self-awareness is a really big deal for everyone, especially executives and business leaders. Failure to face reality can destroy your career and your company.

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Quick and dirty list to keep in mind...

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12 Signs of Cowardly Leadership - Forbes

12 Signs of Cowardly Leadership - Forbes | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Courageous leadership. You hear that term a lot these days. It is a call to commit and act; to make hard choices and take risks; and to do what’s unpopular and right. Language can be a funny thing though.
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Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail

Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
By By Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Hilliard Research shows that most development programs fail to deliver expected returns. Here, experts offer tips to master the real drivers of behavior for sustainable change.

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Good tips for consideration if the goal is sustained change.

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:46 AM

Interesting insights.It is necessary to embrace a holistic approach of the individual in order to increase success in personal and professional development. Human beings are composed of 4 dimensions: physical (basic needs), mental, emotional and psychological. In the corporate world we tend to focus on only on 1 or 2 dimensions: physical and mental. It is time to involve emotions and even psychology or spirituality at work to allow each individual to use its full potential.

 

"Leaders and employees alike need to train their rational brain to work in sync with their emotional brain if they are to shift from self-protective behaviors that get in the way of achieving their potential. As humans, it is only by understanding how to harness our emotions that sustainable development and behavior change occurs. Understanding how a leader or employee’s brain is wired and the emotional drivers of their behavior is critical to their ability to engage in learning and developing."

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4 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader

4 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
You can be a good manager without being a good leader. You can be a good leader without being a good manager. You can be a good leader without being a transformational leader.

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When motivation, morale, and engagement are present, magic is possible.

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Lauran Star's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:08 PM

4 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader

Elaine Cox's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:19 AM

So it's about transforming the people, helping them grow - which in turn transforms the organisation.

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Transformational Leadership Takes Companies to New Heights - PM Hut

Transformational Leadership Takes Companies to New Heights - PM Hut | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Transformational Leadership Takes Companies to New Heights - PM Hut (Transformational Leadership Takes Companies to New Heights http://t.co/A8xbXoHPGU)...

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Now this is what I am talking about...

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:26 AM

Be the change you want to see, keep your eye on the long-term prize and your company will thrive!  I share practical wisdom on how to be a transformational leader at http://inventivelinks.com

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.
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Friends hopes curriculum will equip students to change world | Wichita Eagle

Friends hopes curriculum will equip students to change world | Wichita Eagle | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Friends University has developed a new curriculum for people who want to transform the world.
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Emotional Intelligence: The Real Performance Indicator - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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Soft skills continue to be of recognized importance for good leadership!

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Technology’s Role in Leadership Development - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

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"Technology plays an important role in leadership development: 86 percent of companies report a significant investment in learning technology such as webinars, videos, mobile applications and simulations in soft skill development, according to a 2013 survey by Impact Instruction Group, a corporate training and development firm."

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10 Things Successful Leaders Do Instinctively - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

10 Things Successful Leaders Do Instinctively - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
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Most important is the last one listed...Enjoy Leading.

"When leaders reach a senior level, it becomes more about others than about themselves".

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Transformational Leadership - The Dirty Little Secret

Transformational Leadership - The Dirty Little Secret | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
What is transformational leadership, and what is the well kept secret about how and why very few become transformational leaders?

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Transformational leadership is an art.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:21 PM

This is a fantastic resource.

 

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Burns, the Grand Father of transformation leadership, defines it as a “Process of engaging with others in such a way as to raise leader and follower to higher levels of motivation and morality.” He contrasts this to,

“A false conception of leadership as mere command and control.

 

As leadership comes properly to be seen as a process of leaders engaging and mobilizing human needs and aspirations of followers, women will be more readily recognized as leaders and men will change their own leadership styles.”

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:15 PM

Any leadership style has situational problems that have to be balance or more fluid with application and implementation.

Robin Martin's comment, August 19, 2013 10:55 AM
Thanks for sharing Susan!
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Why Transparency Is Essential to a Trusting Staff

Transparent businesses not only have more loyal employees, but better brainstorming sessions and more productivity.
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High trust = high performance

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You Lead By Virtue Of Who You Are - Forbes

You Lead By Virtue Of Who You Are - Forbes | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Former South African President Nelson Mandela Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) 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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Sometimes we face the challenge of helping others who are struggling through difficult leadership journeys. The following paragraph struck me as I read this article this morning. We must be brave and strive to do "the right thing"-- even when it proves uncomfortable or difficult.

 

We lead by virtue of who we are every time we refuse to play safe. We do it every time we speak up about what’s important to us. We do it every time we hold someone accountable. We do it every time we think outside the box, or turf the box out altogether.  And we do it every time we refuse to let our failures define us, and we challenge what has always been in exchange for what could be.

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Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:51 PM

Great leaders must build on a firm foundation of self-awareness.

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Authenticity is still primary in leadership...

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Fight to THRIVE! Uncertainty is Now Permanent

The last time I saw Jim Collins speak at Radio City Music Hall at the World Business Forum, one of the many points that he brought up was that we are now operating in a period of great uncertainty and that uncertainty is now the rule, not the...

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Uncertainty is the new rule of thumb.

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To Become More Adaptable, Take a Lesson from Biology

To Become More Adaptable, Take a Lesson from Biology | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
It's easy to make your company more adaptable: Stop giving orders and start issuing challenges. (Excellent!
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Maya Mathias's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:10 PM

An eloquent piece on the business lessons we can learn from biological systems.  Applying just one of these ideas can take your company from good to great.

John Michel's curator insight, March 17, 2013 8:05 AM

Even the best of us are horrible at predicting the future. That's too bad, because our world is full of risk that we'd love to avoid and opportunity that we'd love to seize.

Fortunately, there's a rich source of lessons on how to thrive in an unpredictable world, and it has been cranking out success stories for 3.5 billion years. It's called biology.

All of Earth's successful organisms have thrived without analyzing past crises or trying to predict the next one. They haven't held "planning exercises" or created "predictive frameworks." Instead, they've adapted. Adaptability is the power to detect and respond to change in the world, no matter how surprising or inconvenient it may be.

While there's much chatter in the management world about the need to be adaptable, only a few creative companies and innovative managers have probed the natural world for its adaptability secrets. But when they have, they've been remarkably successful. A study of nature offers straightforward guidance through four key practices of adaptable systems.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Setting Company Culture means Understanding Employee Motivation

Setting Company Culture means Understanding Employee Motivation | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
People in the business community love their clichés. “There’s no ‘I’ in team,” “work smarter, not harder,” and my personal favorite, “think outside the box”. Ugh. When it comes to describing a workplace culture, clichés are abundant here as well.

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Motivation and perceptions at varying levels in an organization are critical when it comes to "culture"--

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Revisiting the mediating role of trust in transformational leadership effects.pdf

Revisiting the mediating role of trust in transformational leadership effects.pdf | Leadership Application | Scoop.it
Shared with Dropbox (Reading http://t.co/ZW925XV7pt)

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Trust.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:22 AM

Amazing... research on the motivational results of affective and cognitive trust... 

Eli's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:40 PM

Transformational leadership effects - research...