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Leadership and Systems Thinking

This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.

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Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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My top 10 quotes on leadership - Virgin.com

My top 10 quotes on leadership - Virgin.com | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
10. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. –Zig Ziglar 9. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. –Steve Jobs 8.
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James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95 - New York Times

James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95 - New York Times | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
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James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95
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The nature of leadership was his fundamental theme throughout his career. In his biographies of Roosevelt, John F.
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A Sad Day.  Such a great man.

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Why Do Leaders Screw Up? They Ask The Wrong Questions - Forbes

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Why Do Leaders Screw Up? They Ask The Wrong Questions
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When I was in my 30s, I was Vice President of Sales at USA Today, working with a consultant who told me that leaders screw up by asking the wrong questions.
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Know how to get information is all in the questions you ask.

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5 Important Leadership Lessons From - Huffington Post

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5 Important Leadership Lessons From Huffington Post While watching The Lion King recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he...
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Leadership is Everywhere

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Why organizational leadership needs collaboration for success

Team dynamics is important for collaboration which is why masters of organizational leadership at Alvernia in Reading, Pa devotes a class to this topic.
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The Silos recommendation is something I see come up a lot.  It is about really making the team communicate.  Very important!

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Leadership and Systems Thinking

This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.

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Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds - Entrepreneur

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What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds
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Graduations are inherently bittersweet and a little terrifying. They also carry the promise of possibility.
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Always good to hear personal stories.

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What Is Charisma and Charismatic Leadership?

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Is charisma born or made? What makes leaders charismatic? (What difference does charisma make in leadership? How is charisma related to transformational #leadership?
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The connection to Transformational Leadership discussed here is very interesting.

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Why Defining Your Nonprofit’s Culture Will be the Most Important Thing You Do This Year

Why Defining Your Nonprofit’s Culture Will be the Most Important Thing You Do This Year | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Chung  Company culture isn’t just for startups or corporations. It’s a vital and deep-seated part of each nonprofit’s unique DNA.
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Use Emotional Intelligence To Become A Self-Aware Leader | Empower the Leader in You

Use Emotional Intelligence To Become A Self-Aware Leader | Empower the Leader in You | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
If you are self-aware, you are far more likely to pursue the right opportunities, use your strengths, and keep your emotions from holding you back.
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Starbucks' CEO Talks Business

Brendan Barns, founder of the London Business Forum, interviews Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
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Five Pieces of Nonprofit Leadership Advice That No One Wants To Hear

Five Pieces of Nonprofit Leadership Advice That No One Wants To Hear | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
Last week I had an amazing phone call with a young leader wanting to learn all about fundraising while she was waiting on her nonprofit registration to be processed.
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I really appreciate the advice about choosing which part of the problem do you want to solve.

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5 skills you must master before moving up to management - MonsterWorking

5 skills you must master before moving up to management - MonsterWorking | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
If moving up to management is one of your dreams, this is what you should be working on now.
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Use Mental Strength To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence - Empower the Leader in You

Use Mental Strength To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence - Empower the Leader in You | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence empowers leaders because it allows them to dig deep within themselves and lead from a place of mental strength and strong heart.
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Know yourself as a leader first- then you will understand others.

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7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it

What does it take to be a great leader?

 

Once upon a time, birth order and socioeconomic status were considered powerful determinants in who would successfully climb the ladder.

 

Lately, though, the focus has shifted to personal qualities.

Guiding vision, passion, and integrity are well known leadership traits. But there are lesser known leadership traits, as well--in fact, some historically have been perceived as weaknesses.

 

These hidden traits can be developed and nurtured to help further your career and your role as a leader, at work, in your community, or in life in general.

 

See if you just might have some or all of these personal qualities that lend well to leadership:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, July 8, 7:14 AM

Hidden traits you can develop and nurture to advance your career and your role as leader.

Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, July 8, 8:03 PM

Some of the best leaders I've met are those that are at the community level....no formal education or training and called informal leaders.   But they are knowledgeable about community issues, are passionate, have loads of integrity and are very humble!  Good share Dyana! I couldn't agree with you more.


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5 Ways Young Leaders Can Get Others To Take Them Seriously - Fast Company

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Any new role comes with a learning curve, but that doesn't mean you don't know your stuff.
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Watch that Tone!

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The World's Most Powerful Women 2014

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FORBES' definitive annual guide to the extraordinary icons and leaders, ground breakers and ceiling crashers who are asserting themselves on the world stage.
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Always and interesting list.

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Doctoral Faculty Represent CityU at GSBA Scholarship Dinner - City University of Seattle

Doctoral Faculty Represent CityU at GSBA Scholarship Dinner - City University of Seattle | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
Doctoral Faculty represent CityU at the annual GSBA scholarship dinner.
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This was a great event with lots of amazing scholars.

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When Leaders Don’t Lead - City University of Seattle

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What happens when leaders don't lead. What are some of the newest revelations from research about bad leaders.
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Leadership Qualities: How To Lead Well Across Cultures - Forbes

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Forbes Leadership Qualities: How To Lead Well Across Cultures Forbes Geert Hofstede, one of the first researchers to look at the idea of what good leadership looks like in different countries, coined the term “power distance”, which he defined as...
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Want your company to thrive? Hire adaptable people

Want your company to thrive? Hire adaptable people | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
The more adaptable your work force, the more productive your company will be (Adaptability is key for employees and employers alike.
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Turnaround expert: ​How to lead a struggling organization through major change - Business Journal

Turnaround expert: ​How to lead a struggling organization through major change - Business Journal | Leadership Matters | Scoop.it
Turnaround expert: How to lead a struggling organization through major change
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Pat Nichols has led more leadership transitions than any executive I know.
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Interesting Interview about leading change.

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Great Design

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Leadership, and lessons from an effective leader and CEO for organizational success and competitive advantage. Example from Steve Jobs of Apple. Level five leader? Jim Collins.
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I'm not sure I agree with all these...well not sure I would want to work here.

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5 Ways To Save Your Middle Managers From Burnout

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Stepping into a management role requires shifts in perspective and responsibility. Here's how to help your middle managers become the best leaders... (Great advice for Organizational Management folks and managers of managers...
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