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Leading in the 21st century | Daniel Vasella & others | McKinsey & Company

Leading in the 21st century | Daniel Vasella & others | McKinsey & Company | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it

"Are you being led by the context or do you set direction? Are you being led by your followers and are they choosing for you? Or do you choose and do you lead? I think you have to be aware of the context and what people expect and hope for. But as a leader, you’re not there to feed people with all the things they hope for. Your job is to recognize the right goal and path forward and then to align and persuade people to do the things you believe will be relevant for the long-term success of the company..." Daniel Vasella, Chairman, Novartis

 

"How do you communicate your character? How do you tell people effectively that you’re a person of integrity, a company of principle?" Michael Useem, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 

"A leader’s words must be precise and totally committed. Words are the connection between leaders and the public. They must be credible and clear and reflect a vision, not just a position." Shimon Peres, President of Israel

 

"Leaders of the future will also need to have a lot more empathy and sensitivity—not just for people from their own countries, but also for people from different countries and cultures. They are going to need global empathy, which is a lot more difficult. It is a paradox: on the one hand, you have to be more confident and secure, but on the other, you have to be a lot more open and empathetic. You need to listen, but when you make a decision, that’s it—you must be a very hard driver. Usually, these are not attributes you find in the same person." Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault SA and chairman of Renault-Nissan Alliance

 

" Well, the first criterion is: do you love it? It’s a seven-day-a-week job. I think that’s true for anyone in these roles. If you don’t love the company and the people—really love them—you can’t do a job like this. " Moya Greene, CEO of Royal Mail, UK

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What Fred Wilson, the Godfather of New York tech, learned from the dotcom bubble

What Fred Wilson, the Godfather of New York tech, learned from the dotcom bubble | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures lost a lot of money in the dotcom crash. Everyone did. But not everyone spent the next three years trying to earn it back. Ultimately, by scrambling and salvagi...
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Ian Ritchie: The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee | Video on TED.com

"Imagine it's late 1990, and you've just met a nice young man named Tim Berners-Lee, who starts telling you about his proposed system called the World Wide Web. Ian Ritchie was there. And ... he didn't buy it." Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs.


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Adaptive learning could reshape higher ed instruction (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Adaptive learning could reshape higher ed instruction (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives,” Charles Darwin once observed, “but the one most responsive to change.” If only it were true in higher education. It’s interesting to observe, isn’t it, how much higher education is still driven by a “brute force” model of delivery? As much as we might wish it were otherwise, postsecondary courses and degree programs are still largely delivered in a one-size-fits-all manner...." Go to the research reports commissioned by the Gates Foundation: http://edgrowthadvisors.com/research/

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The New Rules for the Modern Workplace

The New Rules for the Modern Workplace | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
In today’s workplace, you have to be accountable for your career and to take charge of your life
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Six social-media skills every leader needs - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Innovation

Six social-media skills every leader needs - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Innovation | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, how you and your leaders can keep up. A McKinsey Quarterly Strategy article.
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The Best Leaders Know Self Esteem is Scarce

The Best Leaders Know Self Esteem is Scarce | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Economics teaches us that if something is scarce, it is more valuable. And while self-esteem might be scarce in your workplace, it doesn’t have to be. (RT @KevinEikenberry: Have you seen this one?

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(From the article): See it Yourself.  When people’s self-esteem isn’t at healthy levels, it is in part because they don’t see themselves as capable or able to achieve at higher levels.   Before you can help them see something new in themselves, you must see it in them.

 

Help Them See It.  Let people know you believe in them.  Show them examples of success that they don’t see, are downplaying, or are denying.  Your belief can begin to be transferred to them when you help them see what you see.

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Learning Dispatch: Management Meetings: Decision Options

Learning Dispatch: Management Meetings: Decision Options | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
The function of the management meeting is to act – to decide.
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Jim Kouzes: Why You Should Hone Your Storytelling Skills

Jim Kouzes: Why You Should Hone Your Storytelling Skills | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Part 3 of 4. About Our Guest: Jim Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership ...

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Jeff Domansky's comment, January 25, 2013 6:25 PM
Enjoying his insight; thanks for sharing Diana
Karen Dietz's comment, January 25, 2013 6:39 PM
Yes Jeff, I really liked that quote in the article too. Thanks for re-scooping!
wanderingsalsero's comment, January 26, 2013 7:57 AM
I like stories too.
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Great Employees Are Not Replaceable - Forbes

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable - Forbes | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
One of the most important lessons I learned during my years as a CEO was that great employees are not replaceable. It isn’t the technology or the product that make a company great, it’s the people.
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Six Secrets to Doing Less

Six Secrets to Doing Less | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Why the best innovation strategies are rooted in the art of subtraction.

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Success Indicator: Characteristics For A Successful Life [Infographic]

Success Indicator: Characteristics For A Successful Life [Infographic] | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it

Measuring success is hard. By consulting this success indicator, you will be able to tell if your personality & characteristics showcase success or failure.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 6, 2015 10:14 PM

Thank you!

Kathaperumal Parimanam's curator insight, August 7, 2015 11:07 AM

We need to add the characters and qualities for the success

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 8, 2015 1:05 AM

Thx @Berend de Jonge

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10 Social Media Tips for Authors

10 Social Media Tips for Authors | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Wrap your mind around this: One of the most important factors that traditional publishers use to decide whether to acquire a book is the marketing platform of its author. You’d think that the
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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to
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Why Salespeople Fail- Failure to Listen & Premature Elaboration

Why Salespeople Fail- Failure to Listen & Premature Elaboration | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it

"Last week I spent two and a half days with Mike Bosworth in his Story Seekers workshop and was once again reminded of what makes great salespeople...."  Selected by www.CogBooks.com - the leader in adaptive learning for critical needs - from admarco blog.


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Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders

Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Bond with people, be accessible, develop talent, drive change, encourage risk…these are just a few marks of high performance leadership as outlined by George Kohlrieser.

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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization

Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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An interview with Don Tapscott - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization

An interview with Don Tapscott - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
The author and strategist describes why effective knowledge management within enterprises requires replacing e-mail with social media. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
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Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Chi-Hua Chien, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers - Dan Rosensweig, Chegg - Solving Problems Makes a Great Business (Entire Talk)

In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches.
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One Sure-Fire (and Fast) Way to Get Rid of Office Politics

One Sure-Fire (and Fast) Way to Get Rid of Office Politics | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Politics are the bane of company life. But eliminating them is a lot less complicated than you think. Here's how.
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7 Qualities of Uber-Productive People

7 Qualities of <em>Uber</em>-Productive People | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
They work hard, and they work smart. But highly productive people also tend to think about their work differently from everyone else.
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5 Sure Ways to Lose Top Talent - Forbes

5 Sure Ways to Lose Top Talent - Forbes | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
Ignoring the extraordinary insights emerging from modern science would be about as clever as believing the current technology explosion is short-lived and the Cloud will soon dissipate. Not very.
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How CEOs Stay So Productive

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”-–Paul J.
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The One Thing You Must Do to Achieve Break-Through Results

The One Thing You Must Do to Achieve Break-Through Results | Leadership Focus | Scoop.it
I often meet people who are stuck in one area of their life or another. It’s almost always a result of encountering a barrier inside their own head. Here’s how to move past it.

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(From the article): The reason why most of us don’t accomplish more is because we set our goals inside our mental barriers, where it’s safe. (That’s why it’s called “the comfort zone.”)

 

But if you want to get unstuck and start getting traction again, you have to set your goals on the other side of the barrier. You don’t have to get crazy, but you do have to stretch yourself and push past the invisible barrier in your head.

 

This is the secret to achieving break-through results.

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Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change

Our Stanford team lists common mistakes in trying to change behavior. We'll update this list (or add details) if people want. Let us know. Email -- captology

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David Hain's comment, January 26, 2013 3:59 AM
Great advice here!
Anne Landreat's curator insight, January 26, 2013 12:07 PM

Back to basics

Ricard Lloria's comment, January 27, 2013 11:56 AM
great David!!!Thanks