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Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader.
Image source The most powerful leadership moment occurs when someone is vulnerable. Leadership is influence. Vulnerability is the channel of influence. Vulnerability is the moment when others are c...
In today’s day and age we are bombarded by more stimuli than ever before. This stimuli can be from various sources like social media, emails, chats, demands from the real world and from every ...
It's not between you and your boss, your critics, your editor, your competition, your spouse or some other outsider. The essential confrontation, of course, is with yourself. You are your own biggest critic.
Over the years I have written about the importance of strong leadership in business and the essential qualities a leader must have. These qualities are timeless, and they are especially important
Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?
The emotional intelligence model can be looked at in terms of what it means to be intelligent about emotions, which is being self-aware, knowing your own feelings, and why you feel that way. It’
The terms leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but there is a huge difference between a leader and a manager.
5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't Forbes The secret to leadership is there aren't any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.
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Develop Awareness– Great leaders are self aware, organizationally aware, culturally aware, contextually aware, and emotionally aware. They value listening, engaging, observing, and learning over pontificating. They value sensitivity over insensitivity and humility over hubris. Leaders who come across as if they know everything haven’t fooled anyone – except themselves.
The 5 key transitions the author proposes make you think about how great human beings we expect great leaders to be: (1) find purpose, (2) people first, (3) develop awareness, (4) shun complexity, and (5) get personal. And I could not agree more about the fact how many people assume the responsability to lead but only a few can do it well: "Average leaders spend time scaling processes, systems, and models – great leaders focus on scaling leadership".
In recent months I’ve talked at different times with two leaders, each facing the loss of his job because of a corporate merger or acquisition. Although their situations were the same, their responses could not have been more different.
Leadership is like being on the trapeze. For one thing, it can be helpful to have a safety net that can hold you. There will be times when your reach exceeds your grasp, and a safety net can make a...
A serial entrepreneur lost a fundraising pitch last week, but came away with some useful management techniques.
Even though people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it's the courage to show up and be seen.
http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His...
It is most difficult to see beyond our current circumstances when so many walls and ceilings block our view... And yet, just raising the roof is not enough...sometimes we need a breakthrough if we ...
Don't think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Continue reading →
Perfect doesn't mean flawless. Perfect means it does exactly what I need it to do. A vacation can be perfect even if the nuts on the plane weren't warmed before serving. Any project that's held up in revisions and meetings...
There is a lot of talk about leadership. Leadership is important. https://twitter.com/KayFSheldon/status/339763933026074627 Leadership can and should be inspirational. Twitter is inspirational. Har...
Are you an idea monkey? According to G.Michael Maddock, author of “Free the Idea Monkey…to Focus on What Matters Most,” an idea monkey is someone who can produce lots of new thoughts, concepts or ideas on demand and is …Read »...