At a recent seminar, a woman who helps run a community college stood up to ask a question.
"Well, the bad news," she said, "is that we have to let everyone in.
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Mimi Meredith suggested I check out a post she wrote about refraining from criticism for a whole month. Being an obliging soul, I did, and I must say, her post really has me thinking. I have been maintaining that a lot of the strife we encounter online and in the real world is based on a sense of entitlement. You know, entitlement along the lines of, “I’m entitled to my opinion and yours is stupid.” But Mimi has a bit of a different idea. She thinks that we butt heads with each other a lot because we are so critical of each other.
In a way, this isn’t really our fault. Bloggers tend to end their posts by asking us to weigh in or by asking us what we think. Facebook and Twitter ask us what’s on our minds. We want to answer all of these things honestly, and honestly, a lot of times our first response is to critique.
Now why is that?...
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There will never be another Steve Jobs. His parting gift to the world are 10 lessons we can all use in life and leadership. Steve Jobs lessons in digital leadership.
It is a sad day for the world when a visionary like Steve Jobs is no longer walking among us. It truly reminds all of us how short and precious life is. Just like there will never be another Socrates, Wayne Gretzky, Winston Churchill, or Ghandi, there will never be another Steve Jobs. While we can never become Steve Jobs, nor should we strive to be (follow your heart). What we can do is understand what is the greatness of Steve Jobs and, where applicable, apply these principals to help us develop as leaders...
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