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5 Ways To Free Yourself From A Leadership Rut - Forbes

5 Ways To Free Yourself From A Leadership Rut - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Leaders who are bored, in a rut, or otherwise find themselves anesthetized by the routine have a huge problem - they are not leading. Leadership is a game for the mentally agile, not the brain dead. Sound harsh?..."

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A Year Without Fear

A Year Without Fear | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
In 2011, the Dilbert cartoonist decided that it was time to confront his aversion to physical risk. What might some audacity and adventure bring? A few minor injuries, he reports, but also the pleasure of overcoming anxiety and apprehension.
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Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well

Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
So, how's your 2011 been? Mine: the proverbial best and worst of times. I had my first book published, finished my second, and made it (much to my own massive surprise) onto the Thinkers50 list.
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Lead from the Middle: The 9 New, New Leadership Principles | Thin Difference

Lead from the Middle: The 9 New, New Leadership Principles | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Lead from the middle - this is the new, new way of leading in today's world. Read the 9 principles of leading from the middle.
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A Philanthropy Reboot in Silicon Valley

A Philanthropy Reboot in Silicon Valley | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, wife of the Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, wants all tech titans to be famous for their charitable work, too.
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4 Critical Traits of an Entrepreneur

4 Critical Traits of an Entrepreneur | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
You may be a risk-taker, goal-oriented, and ambitious but only these four traits will help take you to the next level.
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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less - The Energy Project

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less - The Energy Project | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Discover A Better Way of Working with this blog, by Tony Schwartz and The Energy Project, which provides ideas, tips, strategies and more.
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Growth Mindset Leadership | Neurons 2 people skills (N2) Blog

Growth Mindset Leadership | Neurons 2 people skills (N2) Blog | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

As Carol Dweck says:  "How you interpret challenges, setbacks, and criticism is your choice. You can interpret them in a fixed mindset as signs that your fixed talents or abilities are lacking. Or you can interpret them in a growth mindset as signs that you need to ramp up your strategies and effort, stretch yourself, and expand your abilities. It’s up to you."

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At American Airlines, a Departing C.E.O.’s Moral Stand

At American Airlines, a Departing C.E.O.’s Moral Stand | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Gerard J. Arpey, who was chief executive at American Airlines, believed that bankruptcy was morally wrong. So he resigned with no severance package.
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Living Life with a Purpose

Living Life with a Purpose | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Even though some people reached success beyond their wildest dreams, they still have an empty feeling . . . Success in life begins with purpose.
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12 Most Unexamined Sources That Influence Your Leadership - |

12 Most Unexamined Sources That Influence Your Leadership - | | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Shawn Murphy describes the usually unexamined sources of powerful leadership.
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Why Introverts Can Make The Best Leaders - Forbes.com

Why Introverts Can Make The Best Leaders - Forbes.com | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
They draw on important strengths that extroverts may not have.

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An Innovative Idea? Five Questions to Ask of Your Next Innovation | The Brainzooming Group | Strategy Consulting and Strategic Planning

An Innovative Idea? Five Questions to Ask of Your Next Innovation | The Brainzooming Group | Strategy Consulting and Strategic Planning | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
innovative idea is really innovate: Every couple of years a new catch phrase rises to prominence in the management lexicon.

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12 Most Positive Personal Actions To Make 2012 A Happy Year - 12 Most |

12 Most Positive Personal Actions To Make 2012 A Happy Year - 12 Most | | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
John Boyle Offers His 12 Most Positive Personal Actions To Make 2012 A Happy Year...
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Should You Hire For Skill Or Spirit? | Fast Company

Should You Hire For Skill Or Spirit? | Fast Company | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life.
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Havel’s revolution of truth

Havel’s revolution of truth | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

“But who should begin? Who should break this vicious circle? The only possible place to begin is with myself. . . . Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost.”

 

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Compromise vs. Compromising – More of the First, Less of the Latter | Texas Enterprise

Compromise vs. Compromising – More of the First, Less of the Latter | Texas Enterprise | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Here is the odd thing about this. While compromise is viewed as being bad, compromising has been very active.

 

Compromising honesty has happened. Compromising sound business principles has
happened. Compromising our future with loads of debt has happened. Too
many have been good at compromising the fundamentals of doing the right things.

 

While compromise has been out of fashion, too many compromising positions and actions have been taken.

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Humble Yourself at Work - BusinessWeek

Humble Yourself at Work - BusinessWeek | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Relax as we face this fact together: When your reports disappoint you, it's probably your fault...
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Family vision

Family vision | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
I’ve seen the power of vision help many families transform from being oriented around problems to being focused on their vision for who they want to be as a family—all kinds of families, as families come in all shapes and sizes.
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Kneale Mann: The Responsibility of Leadership

Kneale Mann: The Responsibility of Leadership | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Bosses say 'Go!'. Leaders say 'Let's Go!'"
E.M. Kelly

 

Great leadership insights!

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Women make companies more generous - CBS News

Women make companies more generous - CBS News | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
An analysis of some Harvard research by nonprofit Catalyst shows just how influential women are in corporate philanthropy (:).

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Five Questions That Should Shape Any Change Program

Five Questions That Should Shape Any Change Program | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Most organizations will shrink or disappear in the long term: only a third of excellent companies remain excellent for decades, and when organizations try to transform themselves, even fewer succeed.
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Mandela on Leadership: Inspire Others to Exceed Their Own Expectations - Forbes

Mandela on Leadership: Inspire Others to Exceed Their Own Expectations - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Today we have a guest post from my colleague, Russell Raath, on an exciting youth leadership training program led by Kotter International.
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