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Trading Tulips: The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality

Trading Tulips: The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality | Leadership | Scoop.it
The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality: Why staying true to yourself is crucial for leaders.
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@johnemichel "Herd mentality speaks to the very human tendency to mimic or emulate the actions of other people. Of course, this isn’t always bad. After all, experience confirms the fastest, most effective way we develop and grow as leaders is by watching others."

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The Bridge To Your Big Dream - General Leadership

The Bridge To Your Big Dream - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Remember the four foundations to your bridge: ACT, have COURAGE, approach your dream with TEAMWORK and pursue it with DETERMINATION.
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Insightful wisdom from @mjklintworth "I’m convinced many of us don’t pursue our dreams because they seem overwhelming, there may be distractions, there’s risk of failure and challenges surely await. But don’t let that deter you. Your next big dream is only a bridge away and could impact generations to come! Remember the four foundations to your bridge: take ACTION, have COURAGE, approach your dream with TEAMWORK and pursue it with DETERMINATION."

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Metaphor for Dynamic Leadership - Lead Like a Rich Person!

Metaphor for Dynamic Leadership - Lead Like a Rich Person! | Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you lead like a successful person? What characteristics can you add to the Dynamic Leader tool-kit? Join the discussion on Twitter @GenLeadBlog with hashtag #DynLdr.
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"A Dynamic Leader must continually search for the paradigm shift that will ensure success and positive progress. Don’t fall victim to overlooking good lessons hiding in plain sight."

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Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.”
Via Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian
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An article on gratitude from Harvard Medical School states: "In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships."
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The World Pays Off on Judgment | Switch and Shift

The World Pays Off on Judgment | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” The article noted that the actions of many of the actors in the
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"The world pays off on judgment – not brilliance, knowledge, and not experience or compassion either, though a fair portion of all of these is essential to the exercise of good judgment.”"

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30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day

30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ You don't need an expensive life coach to empower you, sometimes one or two sentences are already enough to brighten your day.”
Via Chris R Stricklin
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"Thirty inspiring sentences that can empower and motivate you to look ahead."
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Workzone: Good leadership key to loving your job

Workzone: Good leadership key to loving your job | Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you love your job but feel like it doesn't love you back? It's not you, it's them. Your company's leadership is making you feel unloved. "In most cases, it's because of the leader," said Jim Concelman, vice president of leadership for Development Dimensions International in Scott. "The leader is the biggest driver of employee engagement." "Employee engagement" is the business school term for people who love their jobs. There are three key elements of employee engagement: First, employees feel they are doing meaningful work. "Meaningful work" can have a wide range of meanings. It can be that employees feel they are helping the business or it can be that they feel they are helping society, the environment or making a broader impact on the world. Second is the work environment. Mr.
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""Employee engagement" is the business school term for people who love their jobs."

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Relevance for meaningful conversation

Relevance for meaningful conversation | Leadership | Scoop.it
As a salesperson, how would you feel if your existing and prospective clients quickly accepted your request for a phone call, meeting, or introduction? Leading to conversations which are exploratory,
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"Relevant information is the key to being valuable; meaningful information at the right time is essential to good decision-making. The secret is knowing when."

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The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation

The Magical Number That Will Amplify Your Next Presentation | Leadership | Scoop.it
Many of the most persuasive TED Talks are packed with trios. You should follow the speakers' lead.
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Be an effective communicator by following the "Rule of Three".

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Trading Tulips: The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality

Trading Tulips: The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality | Leadership | Scoop.it
The Fallacy of the Herd Mentality: Why staying true to yourself is crucial for leaders.
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@johnemichel "Herd mentality speaks to the very human tendency to mimic or emulate the actions of other people. Of course, this isn’t always bad. After all, experience confirms the fastest, most effective way we develop and grow as leaders is by watching others."

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Positive Change: Yesterday Is Interesting But Irrelevant - General Leadership

Positive Change: Yesterday Is Interesting But Irrelevant - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Embrace new ideas and question the assumptions which define your business model. Positive change must be a concept of employment considered early and often.
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Positive change strategies by @chrisrstricklin, "Each employee knows his or her particular job better than anyone else…better than the CEO and better than the commander. They know where the inefficiencies are in the process and how to improve performance. What they need is clear guidance on positive change, direction to question everything and the empowerment to affect the inefficiencies discovered."

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15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork | Leadership | Scoop.it
The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.
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"No matter how smart, talented, driven, or passionate you are, your success as an entrepreneur depends on your ability to build and inspire a team. A successful leader is one who can inspire his or her team members to work better together toward a common vision and goals. "

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No matter how smart, talented, driven, or passionate you are, your success as an entrepreneur depends on your ability to build and inspire a team. A successful leader is one who can inspire his or her team members to work better together toward a common vision and goals. 

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Worn Out by Weariness? - General Leadership

Worn Out by Weariness? - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Commit today to worn out by weariness. Convince yourself not to quit when frustration is high and satisfaction is low. You may be on the verge of greatness!
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@johnemichel, "If we are completely honest with ourselves, it’s likely each of us can think of times when the burden of weariness tugs at us. I’m speaking of those moments in which we find ourselves operating in the present without joy, face an uncertain future with little hope or are seemingly pursuing a path with no discernable purpose."
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Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters

Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership, like followership, is a continual journey through actions and growth, not merely a journey’s end for a CV. This leadership development conundrum has always been a puzzle.
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Without great followers, it's impossible to have great leaders..you can be both!  Valuable insight shared by @ChrisRStricklin, "Dynamic Followers, simply, are followers who take charge of both their personal and professional development, ensure complete competency at their primary duty, actively manage their relationships and exercise independent thought with both professional restraint and respect. Dynamic followers, and leaders alike, always remember yesterday may have brought you to today, but it most likely will not carry you to tomorrow. To continue success, we must make positive changes to improve both individually and collectively."

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Your Glass Can Be More Than Half Full | Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders!

Your Glass Can Be More Than Half Full | Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders! | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders!
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Timeless wisdom by @dvanwig "Great leaders have the ability to consistently appreciate the positive aspects of situations and see the future potential."

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Honoring Those Who Have Given Their All - General Leadership

Honoring Those Who Have Given Their All - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
The following is an unedited transcript of the speech I shared this morning commemorating the third anniversary of the loss of nine of our teammates fighting for freedom in Afghanistan…a reminder they are gone but certainly not forgotten
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Sober reminder of just how much freedom actually costs.  Thank you to all those who serve.

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How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life

How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life | Leadership | Scoop.it
It's not just for Oprah devotees. Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life--and researchers believe it may help...

Via Sandeep Gautam, John Michel
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Simple, effective ways to be more grateful!

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John Michel's curator insight, April 23, 8:32 AM

Yet more proof that being grateful is a win-win for you and those around you.

FND Hope's curator insight, April 23, 10:56 AM

Gratitude is the key to happiness.   If you are thankful for what you have then you will be happy and content.

 

Vittorio Grieco's curator insight, April 24, 8:35 AM

#thankyou #sensei

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Is it really that bad? Best Advice…I got from Ray…

Is it really that bad? Best Advice…I got from Ray… | Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes the struggles in life make it hard to breath. Meet my buddy Ray…and his Marvin the Martian hat! Bet you just smiled...We all have discouragements throughout life. We all have hard times

Via John Michel
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A great reminder that you can always choose to be happy even in the midst of your challenges.  Thanks, Ray!

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The Power of a Grateful Leader | Switch and Shift

The Power of a Grateful Leader | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
How would you like to go to work every day never feeling appreciated? How long would it be before you stopped trying? How long would it take for you to quit?
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"When employees don’t feel appreciated, their work suffers. As a leader, it’s your job to make sure that the company is successful. A successful company is made of employees who put forth their best effort every single day. Being a grateful leader is the easiest, cheapest way to make them want to do that."

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Answer These 5 Questions Before Scheduling Your Next Meeting

Answer These 5 Questions Before Scheduling Your Next Meeting | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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"The way meetings are run in your organization is a result of your internal cultural norms. These come directly from the skill or lack of skill of those leading and facilitating the meetings. New people conform and perpetuate those meeting norms."

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Business meetings can consume far more time than warranted, and if the cost of conducting meetings was better understood by business owners, more care would be taken when scheduling them.


The cost of meetings is not confined just to the cost of the participants time in attending, and when all additional costs are considered, the return on investment is usually in negative territory unless the meetings are very successful in terms of the outcomes achieved.


This excellent article, discusses the true costs involved in conducting business meetings, and it suggests five questions every meeting convenor should ask before scheduling any meeting.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, March 6, 6:10 PM

If the meetings are to the point and quickly identifies the action points and timelines, productivity can really be high, people feel motivated. 

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NATO Commanding General talks leadership, change, and agility | ZDNet

NATO Commanding General talks leadership, change, and agility | ZDNet | Leadership | Scoop.it
A top US Air Force leader offers advice on managing business transformation, people, and technology on a huge scale.
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"To learn about leadership and transformation at scale, we spoke with Brigadier General, John E. Michel, who is Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan."

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How to disagree

How to disagree | Leadership | Scoop.it
I had a young, new member of the leadership team I lead ask me, “What do you want me to do when I disagree with you?” You should also know he reported to me. ***** “If everyone is thinking alike, t...
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"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” George S. Patton

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The efficient ineffectiveness of control | SmartBlogs

The efficient ineffectiveness of control | SmartBlogs | Leadership | Scoop.it
In today’s world, the sustainable advantage goes to those who can let go, pause and experiment, learn, apply, iterate to discover real needs,
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@dscofield "When we control, we are focused on the outcome. When we free ourselves to pause and to question, we are focused on discovery. When we control, we are usually presupposing — maybe even imposing — a solution that may not work because we didn’t pause long enough to listen, learn and discover what our customers really need or want, from their view of the world."

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Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going | Switch and Shift

Communicating Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
And so it goes with organizations striving to progress from the “As Is” to the “To Be". Struggling to align the goal with the motivation, the vision to the reality. Herein lies the true value of communication, ensuring each teammate shares the experience of knowing where they are going. In Leadership from A to Z, James O’Toole shared that you, as the leader, must “…communicate clearly and repeatedly the organization’s vision…all with the intent of helping every person involved understand what work needs to be done and why, and what part the individual plays in the overall effort.” As the leader, you hold the cue-card and are artist-in-charge of painting a vivid picture that both inspires and clarifies the destination. Here are some simple tips to ensure you keep the destination in clear view:
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@fritzmt "And so it goes with organizations striving to progress from the “As Is” to the “To Be”. Struggling to align the goal with the motivation, the vision to the reality.  Herein lies the true value of communication, ensuring each teammate shares the experience of knowing where they are going."

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Leadership Without Presumption: Lessons From Eisenhower

Leadership Without Presumption: Lessons From Eisenhower | Leadership | Scoop.it
Intellectuals scoffed at Eisenhower during his time in office. Now his leadership style seems like genius.
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A must read...practical application for today!
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John Michel's curator insight, February 18, 4:55 AM

Today, Eisenhower’s consistent, incremental progress and drive to get things done seems less like the work of a simple minded military man and more like the work of political genius. Eisenhower was a good leader because he knew how to be political and get things done while remaining humble and, more importantly, human.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 18, 5:56 AM

Excellent Scoop John!  The whole post is wonderful, and here is my favorite section:


4. There are smarter people out there


Eisenhower had the guts to admit he didn’t know everything. It made him humble and it’s why he became a successful leader. In his book, At Ease: Stories I Tell My Friends, he advises, “Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.”


It’s shopworn advice, but it’s something many leaders forget in the day-to-day. Leaders need to stop protecting their egos and learn from whomever they can.


-- Guts AND Humility!  Two wonderful leadership traits!

Ricard Lloria's comment, February 18, 1:27 PM
Ever Al Guts AND Humility! Two wonderful leadership traits!
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What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership

What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership does not mean having followers; it's about having an impact, or influence, on those around you. After I saw Joshua as a man like me -- not a stereotype of a homeless man --I couldn't stop thinking about how I could help him since he alread...
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"A lesson for all of us can be summed up with: Sharing what you do can be more powerful that what you actually do. This didn't come from a message that was declared, or an order "passed down," it was shared with those around me. Leaders belong in the community, not above it."

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