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Leaders Admit Mistakes Quickly (an Example) - theLeaderMaker.com

Leaders Admit Mistakes Quickly (an Example) - theLeaderMaker.com | leadership | Scoop.it
Top daily source for senior leadership guides, leader development, and key leader characteristics: Leaders Admit Mistakes Quickly (an Example)
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One of the first lessons leaders learn is to admit to mistakes when made and do so quickly.  Then take action to repair the damange.  By doing so, they continue to earn the respect of others and gain credibility.  However, the IRS, in just now informing Congress of missing emails several months after the fact, failed one of the basic requirements of leadership.

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Senior Leadership Coaching - theLeaderMaker.com

Senior Leadership Coaching - theLeaderMaker.com | leadership | Scoop.it
The most challenging and rewarding part of senior leadership coaching is the development of junior leaders. Coaching sets the conditions for success.
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All senior leaders have had coaches, mentors, and teachers that helped them in their growth as a leader.  The most challenging part of being a letter, however, is developing those most junior.

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Leaders, Admit Mistakes … Quickly | the Leader Maker

Leaders, Admit Mistakes … Quickly | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
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Admitting that we made a mistake is difficult but necessary for leaders, especially for the most senior leaders.  There are very few downsides to saying we made an error and it shows that we are human.  Cultures that are prone to deny mistakes rarely do well in the modern world.

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Pre-WWII Americans: Flabby, Pacifist, Cynical | the Leader Maker

Pre-WWII Americans: Flabby, Pacifist, Cynical | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
BG Douglas Satterfield's insight:

America was different before WW2.  What changed them?  A brutal war set us on a path that we still travel today.  I will argue that the path is one of good.

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Federal School Lunch Program Failure | the Leader Maker

Federal School Lunch Program Failure | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
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Regardless of how much we need improved nutrition in our school system, the top-down federal approach has provided us with a casebook example of how to screw-up a program.

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Fortune ranks the World's 50 Greatest Leaders

Fortune ranks the World's 50 Greatest Leaders | leadership | Scoop.it
In an era that feels starved for leadership, we've found men and women who will inspire you -- some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.

Via Ingenium Consultants, Kenneth Todorov
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Kenneth Todorov's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:43 PM

I (almost) agree with all 50 selections. Great to see Derek Jeter make the list!

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Characteristic #26: Extraordinary Persistence | the Leader Maker

Characteristic #26: Extraordinary Persistence | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
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Leadership Requires Practice - theLeaderMaker.com

Leadership Requires Practice - theLeaderMaker.com | leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership requires practice and is not something we normally think about when improving leader talents. Leadership means improving and that takes practice.
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Leadership has many attributes that are required to be successful.  One of them is practicing those most important.  This is why leadership requires practice.  Without practicing our profession and those skllls associated with it, we will stagnate and fail.

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Leaders Take Responsibility for their Decisions |

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Leadership means many things but it always must include taking responsibility for your actions and decisions. 

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VA Scandal: Another View | the Leader Maker

VA Scandal: Another View | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
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We continue to hear a lot about the VA scandal.  Here is a view from a military veteran with experience.

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Iraq: Democracy, The Purple Finger, and Leadership | the Leader Maker

Iraq: Democracy, The Purple Finger, and Leadership | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
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Iraq is a nation with great potential for good.  Today, Iraqis again go to the polls in a democratic process.  But the choices are not good.

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Characteristic #56: Having Patience | the Leader Maker

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Patience is a virtue ... at least that is what my grandmother told me.  Here is an article that discusses why patience is so important to senior executive leaders.

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Intelligence and Leadership | the Leader Maker

Intelligence and Leadership | the Leader Maker | leadership | Scoop.it
BG Douglas Satterfield's insight:

Intelligence does matter when it comes to effective leadership, but perhaps there is a little more to it than being "book smart."

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