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How Leaders Become Self-Aware

How Leaders Become Self-Aware | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"A plethora of people, courses, and self-help guides profess to lead you by the hand to the promised land of business success. The problem is that things are always messier than the how-to's make them out to be. This is why it is often better to consider less the specifics and more the principles and qualities that bring success.

 

In my experience — and in the research my co-authors and I did for our new book, Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck — there is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making."

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Leaders: America Needs You To Be Its Batman - Forbes

Leaders: America Needs You To Be Its Batman - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"What does it mean to be a champion of growth? Here’s a short list of attributes I’ve observed in leaders who manage growth-oriented businesses – with my assessment of how those attributes contributed to a strong corporate culture, one tuned for growth and job creation...."

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Rising to the Challenge Before Us – LEADING FORWARD | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center

Rising to the Challenge Before Us – LEADING FORWARD | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Rising to the challenge of 21st Century Leadership starts with recognizing our ability to do GOOD by building GOOD leadership, GOOD business, GOOD communities, GOOD families, GOOD lives."


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What is Purpose? What is yours? – Ben Quinn on Leadership ...

What is Purpose? What is yours? – Ben Quinn on Leadership ... | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
A leader must have vision. A leader must be strong in their convictions. A leader must build a good team. They must listen to their team. A leader must synthesise all stimuli and formulate a plan best placed to achieve a final ...

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Thoughts on Freedom, Responsibility | Thin Difference

Thoughts on Freedom, Responsibility | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
This is the crux of freedom’s lesson. It is about the freedom itself, and our resolve to embrace and protect it. Freedom is also about our recognition of what freedom brings in terms of responsibility.
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Five Ways to Get Good at Mistake Making

Five Ways to Get Good at Mistake Making | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
***** The fear of making mistakes doesn’t prevent mistakes it destroys progress and growth. John Wooden said, “I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” Challenge: Too many mistakes and...

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If You Want to Succeed in Business, Read More Novels - Forbes

If You Want to Succeed in Business, Read More Novels - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Why reading novels may give you the business skills you most need to succeed today.


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Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

I was late for my meeting with the CEO of a technology company and I was emailing him from my iPhone as I walked onto the elevator in his company's office building. I stayed focused on the screen as I rode to the sixth floor.

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Are We Completely Honest Leaders?

Are We Completely Honest Leaders? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"We need to create a floor. Our honesty floor needs to stop us cold from being ignorant, bull-headed, and arrogant. The reasons are straightforward:

 

Situations change. We can choose to adapt as appropriate, or we can choose to be less than honest and become irrelevant.


People change, and people need to change. We can choose to let people stay on a wrong and destructive path, or we can choose to have the honest, respectful conversation.


Personal leadership requires change. We can choose to stand still in our self-discovery and become a roadblock, or we can choose to learn and grow and become empowering leaders..."

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6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Successes

6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Successes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
For decades they were denied the top executive jobs in American corporations, but now women (as of mid-May 2012) run 18 of the Fortune 500 companies, among the nation's biggest. Twenty-one women CEOs also run companies...

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Simple Principles Work!

Simple Principles Work! | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

A story about feeling overloaded and finding a way out....

 

"“I am just swamped though, and the work just seems endless. I don’t know if I can keep this pace. I just imagine this wave of work overtaking me.

 

My friend tried to comfort me by adding, “You know you will work through it. You always do....”

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10 big mistakes successful leaders make - CBS News

10 big mistakes successful leaders make - CBS News | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Success brings unusual pressures and pitfalls -- it changes people, and not usually for the better...

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4 Ways Leaders Can Overcome the Fear of Conflict

4 Ways Leaders Can Overcome the Fear of Conflict | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations. All posts are practical and applicable to help you apply the methods we teach.

 

It’s nauseating to hear – someone soft-shoe dancing around an issue because they’re afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. They do so because they might receive negative feedback in a 360 review that they were abrupt or too direct in delivering feedback on that issue. So rather than going the direct route, they water down their message until it’s a mealy mouthed blathering stream of meaningless crap (yes, I’m fired up as I’m writing this).

 

Let me ask you this – do you want to follow a “leader” who doesn’t speak his or her mind? Someone who is more concerned with how their actions will be perceived rather than saying what they really think? Do you want to follow a leader who is more interested in doing nothing wrong (and hence not doing much of anything) or would you rather follow someone who takes a stand for what they believe in and suffers the consequences as appropriate?

 

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Happy Leadership Interdependence!

Happy Leadership Interdependence! | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

A leader without integrity is an independent, soulless one. Integrity without leaders is just a concept.

For integrity to come alive, leaders need to embrace it. For leaders to lead effectively, integrity needs to be upheld. More than the relationship between leader and integrity is the need for both to be demonstrated actively in our teams, organizations, communities, and families.

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Strong Leaders Establish Trust

Strong Leaders Establish Trust | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Trust is a privilege, not a right. It's earned, not assumed. If you pay suppliers late, drive too hard a bargain, over-work and underpay your workforce, then you shouldn't be too confident of anyone's trust. If you treat everyone who connects your business with respect, you stand a far better chance. Think of it as an investment: The more you put in, the more you get back."

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Zen leadership: Build What You Want, Not What You Know

Zen leadership: Build What You Want, Not What You Know | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

My business partner and I have a mantra that keeps us focused on our vision: "Build what you want, not what you know." I've found that simple phrase is key to strategic execution.


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The Five Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers - Forbes

The Five Hallmarks of Highly Respected Achievers - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
I’ve been working on a research project for a few weeks that involves identifying the characteristics that describe highly driven, achievement-oriented people who are also among the most well-respected in any organization.
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The Discipline of Listening

The Discipline of Listening | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
As the up-and-coming vice president and CEO candidate for a Fortune 500 technology corporation sat before the CEO for his annual review, he was baffled to discover that the feedback from his peers, customers, direct reports, and particularly from...

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Decisions vs. Choices: Is There a Distinction? | Thin Difference

Decisions vs. Choices: Is There a Distinction? | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
We can go through our life making decisions on where to live, work, and play, but do we make the choice of how to best live or lead?
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How to Get and Keep Respect – 4 Practices | Thin Difference

How to Get and Keep Respect – 4 Practices | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Respect is such a simple thing in concept. In practice, since other people are involved, respect gets more complicated. Self-interests are mixed in, so emotions and actions impact us in unexpected or adverse ways."

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Wake Up Your Character | Thin Difference

Wake Up Your Character | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Our character – our leadership – needs to rise to the situational challenge. It is about ownership and integration. We need to own the good, the bad, and the indifferent. We need to own the problem and resolve it with head-on grace. We need to ensure our character is integrated to support actions in all types of situations."

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What Type of Wake Are You Cultivating? | Thin Difference

What Type of Wake Are You Cultivating? | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
What does your wake look like? This is a powerful question to think about. What do I leave behind with my actions and conversations? Leadership is about the paths you cultivate and leave behind.
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7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders

7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

I’ve been assembling the list of “7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders” (TCLs) over the past several years, and I’ve come to discover that these folks are just — different!

 

Excellent comparison between transactional and TC Leaders.


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How to Influence Without Authority | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center

How to Influence Without Authority | Jesse Lyn Stoner >>> Seapoint Center | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Leadership today depends on the ability to work effectively across reporting lines. Tap these 8 sources of influence to increase your power as a leader.
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