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Why Monk Mode Is The Secret To Insane Productivity

Why Monk Mode Is The Secret To Insane Productivity | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
If you have a gigantic project and a ton of people wanting your time how do you satisfy both? By slipping into monk mode. (Lately, I've found that going into monk mode has helped my productivity too.
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Taking the time to silence your mind and place yourself in the moment is a skill not easily mastered. As a leader, focus at the right times can be crucial to your Teams success. Seek out your "happy place" and learn to quiet distractions in times of struggle and strife to see the light!
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John Michel's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:54 AM

When you go into monk mode, you make an open declaration to yourself and everybody else that you're going to be doing your deep work. You come out of the closet about going into your cave.

Don Cloud's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:25 AM

A little something to share with my fellow introverts.

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Leadership Development Carnival - January 2014

Leadership Development Carnival - January 2014 | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Welcome to the January 6, 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! One of the best ways to improve as a leader is to reflect upon your past experiences, catalog the lessons learned, and...
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Wow! I'm honored to have my article included in this list of amazing blogs with my publication, "The Leader's Greatest Harvest," published on SwitchandShift at http://switchandshift.com/the-leaders-harvest Pretty Cool, Indeed!
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buket's curator insight, February 2, 2014 2:29 PM

I've bookmarked this page for great reading with my EIB students. Thanks :) 

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The Profound Potential of Each Moment

The Profound Potential of Each Moment | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Reflect on the changes you want to make. Whatever your goals for your leadership are, remember you are sowing tomorrow today — and every day. If you are not yet where you want to be, that’s OK. You can set the intention to do better in your very next interaction. Top-tier leaders, like Margaret Rudkin, were once aspiring leaders with an ambition to improve. You are already equipped with the power to become the leader you want to be. You can start in this very moment
Matthew Fritz's insight:
Who we are is made up of moments and choices. The same thing is true of leadership. Leadership does not consist of one speech we make to the board, one landmark decision, or one change initiative. It’s our behavior in the smallest of moments that forms our legacy as leaders and determines whether we triumph or fail.
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The Stories Behind Military Challenge Coins

The Stories Behind Military Challenge Coins | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
They’re one good deed and an open palm away. And they can be kinda heavy. Challenge coins permeate the military. Almost everyone with a significant rank doles them out. Even the commander-in-chief ...
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I can track a careers worth of memories by glancing at my coin collection. A great tradition with a host of stories to collect and share!
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4 Reasons Great Leaders Admit Their Mistakes

4 Reasons Great Leaders Admit Their Mistakes | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
You can never go at leadership alone. Unfortunately, too many leaders allow their egos and hidden agendas to stand in the way of doing what is best for the people and organizations they serve. Leaders are not responsible for always being right.
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Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
So stop it.
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That's a good enough admonition for me. Now join me in the journey to keep work during work.
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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 8, 1:09 AM

Work while you work and rest while you rest. 

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, July 8, 11:42 AM

If your best ideas come at night, save your emails as drafts. Then send them out in the morning.

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7 Habits Of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance

7 Habits Of People Who Have Achieved Work-Life Balance | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Work might demand that we are always on but some people have managed to have carved out meaningful lives outside of their work. Here's how.
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9 Characteristics of Standout Leaders

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Every year TIME Magazine comes out with a Person of the Year -- known for a certain accomplishment, ...
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Why Smart Companies Want Their Employees to Be Social Media Superstars

Any successful business leader knows that recruiting is a major part of their job.
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Things Only Military Brats Understand - YouTube

Mistaking anyone in uniform for your parent was a common problem. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow MUSIC Swing Ki...
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20 important facts about military brats (backed up by research and stuff)

20 important facts about military brats (backed up by research and stuff) | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
In the world of the United States military, April is the “Month of the Military Child.” Military children (aka “Brats”) are a distinct sociological subculture and have been recognized as such for many decades. Children in military families obviously face a lot of challenges their civilian counterparts will never experience. This is not to say that one child is better than another, and while the challenges are important to realize, the resiliency of these children is just as important. Here are some facts and figures about modern military children and who they are likely to grow up to be.
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Values-Based Leadership - General Leadership

Values-Based Leadership - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The next time you are confronted with leading a process or solution, start by asking yourself and others what part values are playing in the process—there is no better way to lead your organization.
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Col. Jeff Smith, director of the newly formed Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE) at Randolph AFB, TX has recently joined the Author team at #GeneralLeadership providing unique perspectives and quality PhD analysis of relevant topics. Glad to have him onboard to keep the leadership conversation going strong!
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Seeking ways to bridge 'civilian-military gap'

Seeking ways to bridge 'civilian-military gap' | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
When veterans take a bigger place in the public spotlight, they can either help bridge the gap with civilians or widen it instead. Some veterans that
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So happy to see GeneralLeadership.com recognized as a positive gap-bridger for our military authors and corporate America!
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Great Leaders Serve With Great Returns

Great Leaders Serve With Great Returns | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The great leaders know that the more they serve, the greater the return.
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John Michel's curator insight, March 9, 8:55 AM

Great leaders serve with mentorship. There are many ways to pass on wisdom and skills, and help others learn how to be better in their lives. When we are lighting the heart of someone else, in return the our own flame is extended. 

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 9, 3:19 PM

Amen!

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The Most Exclusive Little Coffee Shop In Kabul, Afghanistan

The Most Exclusive Little Coffee Shop In Kabul, Afghanistan | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Gratitude Café is the exact opposite of an officers’ club. At this U.S. military-run java joint, only senior leaders are allowed to work the counter.
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To get a cup of coffee at Gratitude Café, you’re going to need a heavily armed escort and the right paperwork. The tiny coffee shop is located in the U.S. Air Force’s Forward Operating Base Oqab (which means “eagle” in the Afghan language), a small compound of only a few acres surrounded by concrete walls and barbed wire in a corner of Kabul International Airport on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s home to roughly a dozen senior-level officers and approximately 40 security personnel. Another 230 or so troops call it their home base, though they are housed nearby.
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How Introverts Can Network Powerfully: 5 Key Ways To Rock At Networking When You Hate It

How Introverts Can Network Powerfully: 5 Key Ways To Rock At Networking When You Hate It | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Networking is critical to professional success, but introverts often find it a challenge. These actions will help.
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The Structure of Gratitude - NYTimes.com

The Structure of Gratitude - NYTimes.com | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Gratitude happens when some kindness exceeds expectations, when it is undeserved. Gratitude is a sort of laughter of the heart that comes about after some surprising kindness.
Matthew Fritz's insight:
While deployed for a year to Afghanistan, we had expressions of gratitude shipped to our team from well-wishers all over the country. Items included coffee, snacks, cards and letters. The expressions of gratitude were so copious, we opened up the #GratitudeCafe as a single point of collection, distribution and sharing. Each new day in Kabul, sipping coffee sent from a new friend or motivator somewhere in Iowa, surrounded by cards from cub scouts in Tennessee, and munching a cookie sent from a widow in Florida we would gather and smile, enveloped in the tangible expression of gratitude from people back home. I still keep in touch with many of the original #GratitudeCafe instigators and suppliers -- volunteers all -- and am grateful for their friendship, and most of all their example of graciousness in a challenging time. Thanks to my friend Perry Jobe Smith (Twitter: @PerryJobeSmith), one of those original graciously kind hearts who made #GratitudeCafe possible, for bringing this article to my attention. He, and others like him, are examples of gratitude and (at the time) anonymous friendship I will always treasure and attempt to model in my own life. Thanks to my
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5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators

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5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators: Try moving them into your conversation skill se...
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7 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently Than the Rest of U

7 Ways Great Leaders Think Differently Than the Rest of U | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
People who are highly successful think differently from everyone else. The good news? Their thinking habits can be easily learned. Friend, Lolly Daskal, hits the mark in her latest post with Inc...
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What Does Your Desk/Office Say About You?

What Does Your Desk/Office Say About You? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
When deciding on a topic for my doctoral dissertation I knew I wanted to expose how obvious psychotherapists’ personalities were to their clients just by now they decorated their offices.
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Why Smart Companies Want Their Employees to Be Social Media Superstars

Why Smart Companies Want Their Employees to Be Social Media Superstars | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Any successful business leader knows that recruiting is a major part of their job.
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Fear vs fortitude when it comes from building in brand ambassadors, vice worrying about negative feedback or increased turnover. Once again, social media provides an opportunity!
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Matthew T. Fritz on Twitter

Matthew T. Fritz on Twitter | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Hope leads to Confidence via earned insight. Start the tough journey today! #AdvancedVectors @GenLeadBlog pic.twitter.com/xrPPS1r5z8
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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Emotional Intelligence for Marketing

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Emotional Intelligence for Marketing | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
In addition to growing your business faster, using these emotionally intelligent strategies will ensure you are connecting with the right customers who will also help you grow faster.
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When Emotional Intelligence Goes Wrong

When Emotional Intelligence Goes Wrong | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
People skills can be dangerous. Especially in the wrong frame of mind. Let's all promise never to do these things...ever...
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Capt. Sully: 5 Tips for Making Decisions Under Fire

Capt. Sully: 5 Tips for Making Decisions Under Fire | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
What "Miracle on the Hudson's" Sully Sullenberger learned applies to business, too.
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Reliance upon training and team are hallmarks of keen aviators everywhere. Sully has a unique perspective of seeing this in action under the direst of circumstances, so I think we can trust that he knows what he's talking about.
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Why We Write... - General Leadership

Why We Write... - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Over the past year, General Leadership has been fortunate to experience a surge in popularity, interest and exposure through the Internet. We now boast 40,000 views a month and over 10,000 regular subscribers to our mailing list. As part of this increasing influence, we have received quite a few queries on why we individually devote a significant amount of time to The General Leadership Foundation. Recently, I was in a class with fellow General Leadership Curator Matthew T. Fritz and, during a class break, one of our student peers looked at us and said, “Aren’t you two the General Leadership guys?” After a few minutes of conversation, the inevitable two questions arose that always seem to be on people’s minds: “How much money do you make from it?” and, “If not for money, then why?”
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Well, those are easy questions to answer. The General Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization and we do not receive any monetary compensation for our work. Each of our curatorsvoluntarily dedicates significant time and effort to the success of our endeavor. However, what we do receive is the personal satisfaction of promoting positive principles of leadership and facilitating active conversations between you and America’s most trusted leaders — hopefully to inspire positive change. We believe leadership is a choice, that experience promotes growth, and real-world examples are the best way to inspire change.
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Are You A Well-Intentioned Manager? The 3 Skills You Need to Succeed

Are You A Well-Intentioned Manager?  The 3 Skills You Need to Succeed | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
My goal with this blog is to host an advice column for you, the well intentioned manager. Over the past seven weeks we’ve looked at some of the ways that well-intentioned managers get it wrong so t...
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