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This article talks about creative leadership and what it means to balance finesse and creative leadership when it comes to managing a team of creatives.
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Anyone can be an influencer.People no longer need to own a TV station to make their voice heard, and neither do they need to be particularly conscious abou (New Blog Post: The 7Cs of Tribal Influence [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Great persona archetypes graphic.
Leaders resist the urge to run when things get tough and learn to embrace the adventure and capture the learning along the journey.
Great leaders often pride themselves on having a great mind. They are often thought of as brilliant philosophers, scholars, savants, sages, intellectuals, or geniuses by the outside world.
Steve Ballmer's decision to step down has sparked many columns about his leadership style. But here's what you should takeaway from his exit.
As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part one in a three-part series.
"Because researchers love to study super-high achievers, we know that the vast majority of achievements don’t spring from innate talent as much as they emerge from hard work and passion."
Companies love Good Corporate Citizens. You know them, they never doubt the corporate strategy is the right one, never complain about their hierarchy, they always find the CEO "inspiring" and take pride in being positive.
A leadership foundation is critical to success. Leadership is about finding a mentor and developing your skills over time. Leadership is a process.
managing complexity to see a better world
Very nice and short overview about complexity management
Everyone should know about complex systems!
What does the future of business have in store for us? Here are 29 quotes to help you understand the changes that are coming. Please add your own quote?
add your insight...in business note that families are valuable assets to hang on to when the storm hits
The internet has radically changed the relationship between customers and businesses. This has forced especially small businesses into a new space where ‘business as usual’ must be done differently in order to get discovered, connect with customers and run effective promotions.As we’ve been visiting with small businesses, we’ve found that most are using social media to connect with customers. But at the same time, most are unaware of the power online communities, that include a combination of Social, Local and Mobile media, can play in today's consumer’s purchase decisions.
This stat proves this to be true: "Peer recommendations drive sales. 70% of consumer said they were influenced by a friend or family member’s online recommendation, beating out in-person recommendation (61%), online articles (59%), ads (49%), or someone they follow online but don’t know (32%)"
When we are caught up in our own egos and forget to distinguish between our own perceptions and the factual reality of things, bad consequences can arise.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength -Charles Caleb Colton "Karin, we should be able to have this project done by the end of the year." I listened impatiently as
There are times when you need to get help even as a leader. That’s okay. Too often leaders think that they have to stand strong and that asking for assistance is a sign of weakness. Thinking tha...
Let's be honest. A lot of people are unhappy at their jobs. They feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, stifled and just plain bored. And their performance reflects it.
No one is excellent at everything. Leaders know their limitations. Leaders know what they do well, better than anyone else. Great leaders surround themselves with people who do different things wel...
But how much emotion is too much?
Usually if the title of a business book contains the word “idiot”...
The social software market is undoubtedly booming, with it said to be worth several billion dollars already. Whilst there are many facets of the social business field, in the enterprise sense, col...
Stanford MBA school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer reviews the research on power and the bios of high achievers to reveal the 6 keys to success.
Trustworthiness, sincerity and capacity to inspire count for a lot. Likeability, not so much.
They did learn the buzzwords, and they know what is in the air in the mainstream management literature, that's for sure... they are stars and, of course, visionaries... they say, leading and managing are different but they are helluva good managers as well about their closed circle and that's management about, it's pretty sure too... However, it would be very interesting to have also a 360 review about their activities to see more clearly...:-)))
The real gender issue isn't a lack of qualified women, but a surplus of unqualified men.
I have been doing a lot of work on Inclusion lately and this is a very good article about some realisties in the global workplace.
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The truth of the matter is that pretty much anywhere in the world men tend to think that they that are much smarter than women.
Yet arrogance and overconfidence are inversely related to leadership talent — the ability to build and maintain high-performing teams, and to inspire followers to set aside their selfish agendas in order to work for the common interest of the group.
Indeed, whether in sports, politics or business, the best leaders are usually humble — and whether through nature or nurture, humility is a much more common feature in women than men.
For example, women outperform men on emotional intelligence, which is a strong driver of modest behaviors.
Well into my career in the U.S. Navy, I found myself traveling unexpectedly – and reluctantly – from Europe to Washington, D.C. I’d been ordered to fly all night to deliver a
We can't all have the scope and influence of Steve Jobs. But we do all face many of the same issues, and his openness gives us the chance to learn from him.