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How to Recognize a Leader

How to Recognize a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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As aspiring leaders, we need to be sure we have these qualities.

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Katherine Bryant's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:00 PM

I like how this article differentiates between the "halo effect" and true charisma which is an entirely differnet quality - good looks and charm do not a leader make!

Pavel Barta's comment, June 4, 2013 4:48 PM
Thank you for sharing, here is great, simple, personal exercise regarding how we can distinguish great leaders … http://sco.lt/7xLxh3
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 11:12 PM

It's not so much about how a leader appears on the outside (when guided by persona) but rather how a leader truly leads up from the inside out (when guided by character).   

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Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk

Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk | Leadership | Scoop.it

Captain James T. Kirk is one of the most famous Captains in the history of Starfleet. He saved the Earth several times, stopped the Doomsday Machine, helped negotiate peace with the Klingon Empire, kept the balance of power between the Federation and the Romulan Empire, and even managed to fight Nazis. On his five-year mission commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise, as well as subsequent commands, James T. Kirk was a quintessential leader, who led his crew into the unknown and continued to succeed time and time again.

Here are five of the key leadership lessons that we can take away from Captain Kirk:

1. Never stop learning
The more knowledge we have, the more creative we can be. 

2. Have advisors with different world views
Kirk’s closest two advisors are Commander Spock, a Vulcan committed to a philosophy of logic, and Dr. Leonard McCoy, a human driven by compassion and scientific curiosity. They both have different world views. Organizations that allow for differences of opinion are better at developing innovation, better at solving problems, and better at avoiding groupthink. We all need a McCoy and a Spock in our lives and organizations.

3. Be part of the away team 
Leaders sometimes have to be part of Away Team missions, missions where the team has to act without the leader and where the leader has to trust the own crew 

4. Play Poker, not Chess
Bluffs, tells, and bets are all a big part of real-life strategy. We cannot always play chess in life. 

5. Blow up the Enterprise 
There will come a time when it no longer makes sense to pursue the own passion. When that happens, no matter how painful it is, we need to blow up the Enterprise. That is, change what isn’t working and embark on a new path, even if that means having to live in a Klingon ship for awhile.

What we may learn:

- We need to keep exploring and learning.
- We need to ensure that we encourage creativity and innovation by listening to the advice of people with different opinions.
- We need to occasionally get down in the trenches with the members of our teams so we understand their needs and earn their trust and loyalty.
- We need to understand the psychology of our competitors and also learn to radically change course when circumstances dictate. 

Read the article: http://goo.gl/tE13J

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The list is a must read...I do love this list and again, thankful to my husband that I know James T. Kirk.

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You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future.

You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future. | Leadership | Scoop.it
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ARE YOU A GIVER, A TAKER OR A MATCHER? - Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success

ARE YOU A GIVER, A TAKER OR A MATCHER? - Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success | Leadership | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Counterintuitive insight on what makes people thrive from the wunderkind of organizational psychology.

The principle of give and take; that is diplomacy - give one and take ten. 
~ Mark Twain famously smirked.

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Givers dominate the very top and bottom of the leadership world...which are you? Giver, taker, or matcher? Have you found the balance?

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LEADERSHIP - John Maxwell: How to be a Dealer in Hope

LEADERSHIP - John Maxwell: How to be a Dealer in Hope | Leadership | Scoop.it
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"Hope brings the victory when no one is winning".

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David Hain's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:47 AM

Maxwell and his team brought esperanza - hope - to Guatemala last week. See Building What matters blog by Barry Smith at @BldWhatMatters.

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:24 AM

This article makes a VERY good read

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:11 AM

Are you a dealer...in hope?

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To paraphrase Star Trek, leaders must boldly go where no one has gone before.

To paraphrase Star Trek, leaders must boldly go where no one has gone before. | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Thanks to my wonderful husband, I am now a new age Star Trek fan. And I love this poster.

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How to Be Confident, Meet People, and Influence Others - Self Stairway

How to Be Confident, Meet People, and Influence Others - Self Stairway | Leadership | Scoop.it
How to be confident, the truth behind what people think when you talk to them, and how you can influence the way they perceive you through confidence.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Fake confidence until you make it! People - yes! Especially starting on the road to leadership, there are times when you may not feel like what you have to say is as important as those around you. Fake it until you make it. Confidence that is.

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Ananya Das's comment, June 14, 2013 11:39 AM
Very Nice Piece !
Vincent Nguyen's comment, June 14, 2013 11:49 AM
Thank you, Ananya! :)
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Leadership: Are you listening with your Heart ?

Leadership: Are you listening with your Heart ? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Open your eyes and heart to listen. There have been numerous instances when I just listened and kept quiet. The other person cried and the tears made him lighter.He could face the situation in a better way.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Be fully present with each person you encounter. I try to listen with my heart and keep my emotions at bay.

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Esther Turón Perez 's comment, June 6, 2013 2:26 AM
....is better for all.
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:31 PM

Mindful leaders are fully present in the moment; locally focused and attentively listening with the other person's best interest at heart.

Esther Turón Perez 's comment, June 19, 2013 2:28 PM
Really Angela, great comment,thanks, :)
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DON'T MISS OPPORTUNITIES - My Best Career Mistake: Drawing a Blank With a Powerful Executive

DON'T MISS OPPORTUNITIES - My Best Career Mistake: Drawing a Blank With a Powerful Executive | Leadership | Scoop.it
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This is true, yes?

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9 Leadership Lessons from the Best Boss I Ever Had | WeKnowNext.com

9 Leadership Lessons from the Best Boss I Ever Had | WeKnowNext.com | Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @weknownext: 9 Leadership Lessons from the Best Boss I Ever Had http://t.co/7f3glVXdpI

Via John Michel
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Great advice for transforming your leadership role in your job! Great article.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:47 PM

  The best leaders are acutely aware of the impact they have on people and recognize that leadership is about helping people become their very best.  Leadership isn’t a job. Leadership is a responsibility

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4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say

4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say | Leadership | Scoop.it
As the boss, you have to know it all and always be in the right. Wrong. Try these simple, yet powerful words to build trust and lead with integrity.

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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I want to Lead with Integrity.

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Why Real-Life Relationships are Key to Social Media Success

Why Real-Life Relationships are Key to Social Media Success | Leadership | Scoop.it
Don't stop at 140 characters and thumb-ups. Your online relationships should impact your real-world business--for the better.
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I love what this article says! We are more than 140 characters. Lets get to know each other face to face and use that connection to build a social media network.

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:51 PM

YES! I work under a leader like this! I want to be a leader like this!

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Without deviations from the norm, progress is not possible

Without deviations from the norm, progress is not possible | Leadership | Scoop.it
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INFLUENCE OR INVEST IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

INFLUENCE OR INVEST IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Give freely of your time and knowledge.

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What Makes a Good Leader? --> Telling the hard truths. | HBS Working Knowledge

What Makes a Good Leader?  --> Telling the hard truths. | HBS Working Knowledge | Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, and often from entirely unexpected quarters. In this excerpt from the HBS Bulletin, five HBS professors weigh in with their views on leadership in action.

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It takes skill and experience to tactfully tell the "hard truths". This is something I will work towards.

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The Presenter Manifesto : 8 Distinctions of a World Class Presenter

A compilation of proven distinctions on what makes a World-Class Presenter. Written by Eric Feng, Presentation Coach ( http://ericfeng.com ) and Designed by Sli

Via Baiba Svenca
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

Working on being a professional development leader? Know that your audience is King...context is more important than content. This makes me reevaluate all of my professional development sessions. 

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Johana Tachón's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:03 AM

Enjoy it.

Priyanka P. Kamra's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:59 PM

Dintinction is important when you start a new business - to distinguish your business offering as well as You as a Leader for the organization you represent.

There are some good suggestions in this.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:39 AM

Eric Feng shares the 8 major factors to keep in mind when you really want to share your message to an audience (no matter how many are in that audience)

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10 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills | Business Women Connect

10 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills | Business Women Connect | Leadership | Scoop.it
Creating, Connecting, Collaborating

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This list is a MUST! Number 4 is a non-negotiable.

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Ajish Kumar's comment, June 19, 2013 6:13 AM
good one.
Charney Coaching & Consulting's comment, June 19, 2013 8:13 AM
Thank you, all, for your responses!
Judith Baxter's curator insight, January 8, 2014 6:38 AM

An interesting blog post to help improve your leadership skills by using different linguistic techniques, such as encouraging contributions, motivating others and retaining a positive attitude. However, this blog post only covers a few linguistic strategies compared to how many techniques one can essentially use. For more information visit http://leadershiptalk.blogs.aston.ac.uk/

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How to Recognize a Leader

How to Recognize a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

As aspiring leaders, we need to be sure we have these qualities.

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Katherine Bryant's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:00 PM

I like how this article differentiates between the "halo effect" and true charisma which is an entirely differnet quality - good looks and charm do not a leader make!

Pavel Barta's comment, June 4, 2013 4:48 PM
Thank you for sharing, here is great, simple, personal exercise regarding how we can distinguish great leaders … http://sco.lt/7xLxh3
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 11:12 PM

It's not so much about how a leader appears on the outside (when guided by persona) but rather how a leader truly leads up from the inside out (when guided by character).   

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. | Leadership | Scoop.it
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YES! I work under a leader like this! I want to be a leader like this!

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Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance


Via Daniel Watson
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What are your thoughts on being a servant leader? Its worth a read.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:36 AM


Leadership means many things to business owners, and many believe that to be a great leader, they must be charismatic, have a commanding presence, be a visionary and also be well educated at a top school.


Unfortunatly, if they do not fit this mold, many business owners see the leadership role as not being an area in which they can make a huge difference to their businesses.


This excellent article, dispells this widely held belief and suggests that servant leadership is displayed by the most successful leaders, few of whom display the common traits believed to be displayed by great leaders.

CAEXI BEST's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:28 PM

Servant Leadership: Un chemin vers la haute performance

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Learning Relationships: "Kid's Can't Learn From Teachers They Don't Like"

Learning Relationships: "Kid's Can't Learn From Teachers They Don't Like" | Leadership | Scoop.it
Learning Relationships: "Kid's Can't Learn From Teachers They Don't Like"

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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This is a MUST read! I want to be your kids champion!

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