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10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees

10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees | Leadership | Scoop.it
Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.Exceptional bosses do all of the above -- and more. (And we
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5 Important Leadership Lessons From - Huffington Post

5 Important Leadership Lessons From - Huffington Post | Leadership | Scoop.it
“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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We recognize good leaders when we see them, so why is it so hard to be a good leader effortlessly. This article reminds us why. "People don't care how much you know unless they know how much you care."
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Leadership Rituals that Make Each Day Count

Leadership Rituals that Make Each Day Count | Leadership | Scoop.it
Rituals can strengthen and spotlight the values, intentions, and experiences you have chosen to live by; they and can be useful when we are trying to figure out what is important.
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Some of these rituals may require courage, but those are probably the events that can teach the most.
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Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech

Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech | Leadership | Scoop.it
U.S. Navy admiral and University of Texas...
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I made my bed this morning.  Why?  Because a Navy Admiral said it was a good idea.  If you make you're bed when you get up and have a long tiring day that ends in total failure, at least you go to sleep in a well made bed.  He has other great advice too...

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The Latest from Mark Miller: Talk is Cheap… Change is Hard

The Latest from Mark Miller:  Talk is Cheap… Change is Hard | Leadership | Scoop.it

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16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General

16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General | Leadership | Scoop.it
“"We like to equate leaders with values we admire, but the two can be separate and distinct."”
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9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day | Leadership | Scoop.it
“People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.”
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The best leaders I've had have said these same phrases to me many times. Over half of these phrases lay the foundation for what author Simon Sinek calls the "Circle of Safety." When the circle is large, those inside the circle have more room to do great things for the organization. As leaders, we need to work continuously towards making that circle bigger. This article teaches/reminds us of some things we can say to manage the circle better.
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How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience

How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience | Leadership | Scoop.it
“A new study finds that great coaches don't focus on finding and fixing their team's weaknesses. They do this instead.”
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This article is interesting in that all the benefits from positive coaching are all areas engaged by the right side of the brain. This seems to be a reoccurring theme in a lot of books I have been reading. If you're curious about the growing world of right minded thinking, start with the author Dan Pink.
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7 Trade Secrets To How Creative People Constantly Stay Innovative | Elite Daily

7 Trade Secrets To How Creative People Constantly Stay Innovative | Elite Daily | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Creativity is basically innovation; there really is minimal difference.”
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These seven interesting secrets/reminders about creativity struck a chord with me. I relate to many of these ideas, because they either describe me or describe areas I need to work on. For example, I need to write more of my ideas down lest I forget them...which I usually do.
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10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel

10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel | Leadership | Scoop.it
Brigadier General John E. Michel is the Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition to...

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John Michel's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:31 PM

Ten lessons for change leaders...be it on the battlefield, classroom or in the boardroom. 

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Ten lessons for change leaders...be it on the battlefield, classroom or in the boardroom. 

"Make lifelong learning something you believe in and invest in. "

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A “To Be” List for Aspiring Leaders - General Leadership

A “To Be” List for Aspiring Leaders - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
“”Being’ and ‘doing’ are inseparable aspects of your presence and influence. -author unknown I have the privilege each year of speaking to auditoriums full”
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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 2014 9:05 AM

So, what do you think? Would you follow leaders with these traits and qualities? What can we add or do to help nurture those who seek or are called to serve?

 

Leadership is a choice. The choice is ours to help them make; TO-BE or NOT-TO-BE.

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In Just 60 Seconds, Jim Carrey May Alter The Way You Live Your Life For Good

In Just 60 Seconds, Jim Carrey May Alter The Way You Live Your Life For Good | Leadership | Scoop.it
So true!
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"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well do something you love."  In the drive to be the best version of ourselves, Jim Carrey brings up a good point.  As leaders we must consider this as well, for it informs out decisions.  

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Six Key Servant Leadership Attributes

Six Key Servant Leadership Attributes | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Dirk von Diernedonck at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), identifies six key characteristics for successful servant leadership.”
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Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 6, 2014 10:39 PM

"Servant leadership is demonstrated through empowerment and the development of people; by expressing humility, authenticity, interpersonal acceptance, and stewardship; and by providing direction."

John Michel's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:09 PM

The 21st century has brought much in the way of turmoil and change to the world of business. As a consequence, ways of doing business that were once universally accepted now seem outdated and inflexible in an age where knowledge drives economies and socially responsible corporate attitudes influence stakeholders and shareholders alike.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:09 AM

Like civil servants, its time other leaders/managers too start thinking of them in terms of being a servant of their employees.

 

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
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There's a hunger for leadership in America.  I feel it.  I know others do as well, but people hunger for more than just leadership; they hunger for inspiration.  Simon Sinek shows us how to better inspire in his book "Start with Why."  It's a compelling book, but his second book, "Leaders Eat Last" seems particularly timely.  He explains why we have this hunger...and what we should do to feed it.  If you don't have time to read his new book, try this TED video as an appetizer. 

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Great Leaders Build A Culture of Courage In A Climate Of Fear

Great Leaders Build A Culture of Courage In A Climate Of Fear | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Simple Trick for Better Brainstorming Sessions

Simple Trick for Better Brainstorming Sessions | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Need lots of ideas right now? Here's how to get them. The ability to generate good ideas is perhaps one of the most valuable assets in business. But what if you're feeling uninspired or blocked?”
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Much of our brainstorming efforts engage the left side of our brain (analytical), but our right side, often called the creative side, is the part of the brain where wholistic thinking occurs. Too much energy centered in the left brain leaves little energy for the right brain to see the big picture. To truly be creative, one must engage both sides.
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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Edutopia.org

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Edutopia.org | Leadership | Scoop.it
I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including copy machines).She describes three school settings in South Korea, Finland and Poland as being devoid of the technology U.S. teachers take for granted, and how, especially in math and science, their best students outperform our best students by a wide margin.I agree with the premise of her book: good teaching and high expectations make the difference, and technology is icing on the cake.My concern is that we are at a point where our students spend more time using technology and less time actually learning.Click headline to read more--
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From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: An Interview with General John E. Michel

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: An Interview with General John E. Michel | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews distinguished Brigadier General John E. Michel for National Geographic News Watch. Eyewitness War on the National Geographic Channel “follows the men and women of the armed forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. ” The show features “dangerous missions and the perils of war through the eyes of our…”
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Much of this article is a repeat from a recent HuffPost article, but some of the new material is great. I thought the leadership/confidence comparison was particularly interesting and touched upon the old "are leaders born or made" debate.
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Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl

Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl | Leadership | Scoop.it
“The problem with most business and leadership advice is that it's a little like this: The two circles aren't the point. Getting the two circles right is a good idea, but lots of people manage that part.”
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This short post fits in nicely with Daniel Pink's book, A Whole New Mind. Leadership requires more than a logical and systematic approach; it requires a wholistic perspective as well.
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Interview with General John Michel on the David Webb Show, SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 (2/28/2013)

Excellent interview with General John Michel on the David Webb Show, SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 aired nationally on 28 February 2013.


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