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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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:45 AM

+Mike Myatt aks:
"Have you ever wondered why some people have more influence than others? It’s because they invest more “in” others. Those with influence have built into others through some form of consistent direct or indirect contribution."

His golden rule of building relationships reads:
"Give, give, give some more, ... and then when you have nothing left to give, you guessed it … give even more.”

If you want to create a powerful sphere of influence follow these steps Mike states:

1.) Create a Vision - Be sure that your vision is based first and foremost on adding value to the lives and careers of others.
2.) Take an Inventory - Take a personal inventory of your contacts and relationships. See who it is that you know, but also pay attention to who they know. Make a personal relationship plan.
3.) Participate in the Dialogue - Develop a strong core competency, then give freely of your time and knowledge. Be visible and accessible. 
4.) Value Your Network - Develop a keen understanding of the following point: Your network is your business.
5.) Focus on the Positive - Don’t waste time with people who only see problems and flaws, but cannot ever seem to create solutions. The world is full of bitter people, small thinkers, naysayers and those who just get their kicks out of sniping from a safe distance. Remove these people from your network.  
6.) Quantity and Quality Both Matter - Successful networking requires an understanding there needs to be a balance between quantity and quality. 
7.) Influence is built upon a foundation of trust - If a person is not trusted there is a firm limit on their ability to create and use influence. Trust is important!
8.) Influence is built upon making others successful - This is often times referred to as the law of reciprocity. If you invest yourself in making someone else successful, then they in turn will likely be predisposed to helping you become successful.
9.) Influence is most often possessed by those with Authority - It is important to realize that there is a reason for the statement “the highest authority is that which is given, and rarely that which is taken.” Authority is most often given to those who display honesty, competency, empathy, expertise and wisdom. 
10.) Value and Scarcity drive Influence - Understanding the value of your position, brand, authority, resources, access to people or knowledge and any number of other items as it relates to fulfilling the needs and desires of others creates influence. 

-> Developing influence is about having a sincere interest in the success of others.


WHEN WE SEE OTHERS WITH HUMAN EYES WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT VIEW TO HELP THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, TOO

Read the article: http://goo.gl/1ikZV

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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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:07 AM

You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future. ~ Edward de Bono

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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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:35 AM

Organizational psychology wunderkind Adam Grant wrote a book
"Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success".

Grant said:
"According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have threethings in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck." 

"[But there is] a fourth ingredient .... success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?"

Takers
"Takers have a distinctive signature: they like to get more than they give. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others’ needs. Takers believe that the world is a competitive place."

Givers
"Givers are a relatively rare breed. They tilt reciprocity in the other direction, preferring to give more than they get.

In the workplace, however, few of us are purely givers or takers - rather, what dominates is a third style:

Matchers
"We become matchers, striving to preserve an equal balance of giving and getting. Matchers operate on the principle of fairness: when they help others, they protect themselves by seeking reciprocity. If you’re a matcher, you believe in tit for tat, and your relationships are governed by even exchanges of favors."

"The worst performers and the best performers are givers; takers and matchers are more likely to land in the middle."

"Givers dominate the bottom and the top of the success ladder. Across occupations, if you examine the link between reciprocity styles and success, the givers are more likely to become champs — not only chumps....

And here something to ponder:

"Successful givers are every bit as ambitious as takers and matchers.
They simply have a different way of pursuing their goals... there’s something distinctive that happens when givers succeed: it spreads and cascades. When takers win, there’s usually someone else who loses....people tend to envy successful takers and look for ways to knock them down a notch. In contrast, when [givers] win, people are rooting for them and supporting them, rather than gunning for them." 

"Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them."

That is what good leadership is about:

SUCCESSFUL LEADERS OR GIVERS HELP OTHERS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL TOO! 


Read the article: http://goo.gl/sC66q

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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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Karin Sebelin's comment, June 18, 2013 2:43 AM
TY Melissa! :-)
Karin Sebelin's comment, June 18, 2013 2:44 AM
TY John :-)
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:11 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.

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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

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 8:39 AM
Very Nice Piece !
Vincent Nguyen's comment, June 14, 2013 8:49 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.

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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 5, 2013 11:26 PM
....is better for all.
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:31 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 11:28 AM
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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:03 AM

Rajat Taneja missed an opportunity to reach out to a highly influential person, because he was too intimidated to strike up a conversation. Afterwards he regretted to not being able to take advantage of this opportune moment. 

He says:
"This experience taught me that in business, you have to make the most of the moments you have and to not let a level of intimidation get in the way of making a good, and lasting, impression."

Read the article: http://goo.gl/OCbGZ

DON'T MISS OPPORTUNITIES!

TAKE CHANCES!

Karin Sebelin's comment, May 16, 2013 4:52 PM
Thank you !
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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

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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 3:47 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.

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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.
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

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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Michael Rogers's comment, May 13, 2013 5:38 PM
If you care more, serve more and desire to see people to succeed more, you are a leader! Thanks for the quote Karin.
Karin Sebelin's comment, May 13, 2013 9:39 PM
Thank you !
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, May 14, 2013 5:51 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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:05 AM

Without deviations from the norm, progress is not possible.
                                                           ~ Frank Zappa

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INFLUENCE OR INVEST IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

INFLUENCE OR INVEST IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

Give freely of your time and knowledge.

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:45 AM

+Mike Myatt aks:
"Have you ever wondered why some people have more influence than others? It’s because they invest more “in” others. Those with influence have built into others through some form of consistent direct or indirect contribution."

His golden rule of building relationships reads:
"Give, give, give some more, ... and then when you have nothing left to give, you guessed it … give even more.”

If you want to create a powerful sphere of influence follow these steps Mike states:

1.) Create a Vision - Be sure that your vision is based first and foremost on adding value to the lives and careers of others.
2.) Take an Inventory - Take a personal inventory of your contacts and relationships. See who it is that you know, but also pay attention to who they know. Make a personal relationship plan.
3.) Participate in the Dialogue - Develop a strong core competency, then give freely of your time and knowledge. Be visible and accessible. 
4.) Value Your Network - Develop a keen understanding of the following point: Your network is your business.
5.) Focus on the Positive - Don’t waste time with people who only see problems and flaws, but cannot ever seem to create solutions. The world is full of bitter people, small thinkers, naysayers and those who just get their kicks out of sniping from a safe distance. Remove these people from your network.  
6.) Quantity and Quality Both Matter - Successful networking requires an understanding there needs to be a balance between quantity and quality. 
7.) Influence is built upon a foundation of trust - If a person is not trusted there is a firm limit on their ability to create and use influence. Trust is important!
8.) Influence is built upon making others successful - This is often times referred to as the law of reciprocity. If you invest yourself in making someone else successful, then they in turn will likely be predisposed to helping you become successful.
9.) Influence is most often possessed by those with Authority - It is important to realize that there is a reason for the statement “the highest authority is that which is given, and rarely that which is taken.” Authority is most often given to those who display honesty, competency, empathy, expertise and wisdom. 
10.) Value and Scarcity drive Influence - Understanding the value of your position, brand, authority, resources, access to people or knowledge and any number of other items as it relates to fulfilling the needs and desires of others creates influence. 

-> Developing influence is about having a sincere interest in the success of others.


WHEN WE SEE OTHERS WITH HUMAN EYES WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT VIEW TO HELP THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, TOO

Read the article: http://goo.gl/1ikZV

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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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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:20 AM

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, said that one of the key elements of being a good business leader is the capacity to tell the hard truths. "Leaders struggle with this problem all the time," says David Thomas. "From a leadership point of view, you always want to move toward telling the hard truths and helping people cope with the realities of change. But as a manager, you might be more inclined to minimize the complexity of a situation so things can run smoothly for as long as possible. It's often a judgment call."

Such judgment calls often create unreal and feigned situations where mediocre leaders try to bring some harmony in the "room" whereas everything cries for honesty and sincerity.

Read the article: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/2141.html

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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

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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 7:03 AM

Enjoy it.

Priyanka P. Kamra's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:59 AM

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 2, 2013 9:39 PM

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

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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

This list is a MUST! Number 4 is a non-negotiable.

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Ajish Kumar's comment, June 19, 2013 3:13 AM
good one.
Charney Coaching & Consulting's comment, June 19, 2013 5:13 AM
Thank you, all, for your responses!
Judith Baxter's curator insight, January 8, 3:38 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.

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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 9:00 AM

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 1:48 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 8:12 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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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's insight:

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

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:08 PM

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


http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/if-your-actions-inspire-others-to-dream-more-learn-more-do-more-and-become-more-you-are-a-leader/

Michael Rogers's comment, May 13, 2013 5:38 PM
If you care more, serve more and desire to see people to succeed more, you are a leader! Thanks for the quote Karin.
Karin Sebelin's comment, May 13, 2013 9:39 PM
Thank you !
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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 1:36 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 5:28 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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