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Leading into Resistance

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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated i...
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Leading "Up" is always a challenge--and one no leader goes looking for. Resistance is inevitable, but certainly not futile--it helps us to find our strengths and to identify our faults.
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John Michel's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:02 PM

Every great invention or creation of mankind has included a good dose of resistance. All the great social movements in history came into being through fierce resistance. It’s part of our world.

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Complex Organization Change Management and Appreciative Inquiry in the pursuit of Leadership in the face of Mediocrity!
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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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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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The Art of Applying STEM: Why STEAM Matters - General Leadership

The Art of Applying STEM: Why STEAM Matters - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
STEAM is the intentional addition of Art to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Look at challenges through a different lens!
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Effective advising, just as an effective implementation of STEAM in any environment, requires empathy and understanding commensurate with technical credibility. The result? Together, the NATO team was building a system that was Afghan-appropriate, effective and sustainable. In the end, that is what ultimately mattered.

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How to Overcome a Negative Past

How to Overcome a Negative Past | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The past is a weight that grows heavier with the passage of time. Little mistakes grow larger. Offenses get heavier. Failures persecute. The past crushes those who hang on to it. The older you get ...
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Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting

Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 9, 9:16 PM

Max van Manen used similar musical analogies in describing pedagogy. The roots of pedagogy are leading children and the roots of education includes knowing when to let go. Gadamer said that teaching is about the student becoming the teacher.

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 10, 9:48 AM

Watching the orchestra and analyzing the role of the conductor are ways of seeing leadership from a different perspective, and there are many parallels between orchestras and corporations.

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Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence

Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Nobody is born a leader, but the traits that we associate with big-picture vision can be built over time in small ways.
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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, January 5, 7:56 PM

If you are a Leader, one of your responsibilities is to find solutions for complex challenges.

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Matthew T. Fritz: If It's To Be, It Has to be Me | Business Innovation Factory

Matthew T. Fritz: If It's To Be, It Has to be Me | Business Innovation Factory | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
MATT FRITZ RECOMMENDS THAT WE SLOW DOWN, BE MORE INTENTIONAL; TALK TO PEOPLE, SEE WHAT THEY KNOW. THIS ADVICE SERVES AS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE STRATEGY WITH WHICH MATT LEADS COMPLEX MILITARY OPERATIONS — INCLUDING THE MULTI-NATIONAL TEAM HE LEAD WHOSE CHARGE WAS TO REBUILD THE AFGHAN AIR FORCE.
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Truly an honor to be able to share this story at #BIF10! That said, #BIF11 is around the corner...will you be there?
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Why Art Matters As Much As Technology

Why Art Matters As Much As Technology | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Intentionality of design is an important component of any successful project. It means understanding the customers’ needs to ensure the final product meets, or exceeds, those needs in the customers’ own context and constraints.
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AirplaneGeeks Episode #322: Flying a KC-135 When the Ground is all Sparkly | Airplane Geeks Podcast

AirplaneGeeks Episode #322: Flying a KC-135 When the Ground is all Sparkly | Airplane Geeks Podcast | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Guest Matt Fritz is a KC-135 Instructor and Commander with over 2000 hours, including combat and combat support. He is also a certified acquisition professional, a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner, and the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success.” Matt actively blogs with other military leaders atGeneralLeadership.com, as well as at his personal blog AdvancedVectors.com. He’s a civilian licensed commercial pilot with multi-engine and turbine ratings. We talk about the role of the KC-135 tanker, an aircraft with a mix of old and new technology. Also, the future look of the Air Force, and the importance of open communication between military leaders and the public – connecting the warrior to the citizen. Matt has some advice for young pilots who aspire to serve their country as a military aviator, and he tells us a story about a brand new boom operator flying over Afghanistan on a night mission.
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Honored to be asked to join this group of amazing guys as they share their love of all things aviation!
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A Day Short of Missing History - General Leadership

A Day Short of Missing History - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” Christopher Columbus It’s a seldom discussed fact that Christopher Co
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Christopher Columbus almost missed his shot at the history books...how close are you?

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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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Ask GeneralLeadership - General Leadership

Ask GeneralLeadership - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
You ask, and GeneralLeadership responds with sound leadership advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders! “I will be joining a team that is already formed and will be their Director. It is a team of 15 that is operating off site at a large client’s place of business. Where I have a question is that from everything I’m seeing, the client is difficult to please, and the staff that I’m taking over is less than professional. The VP that I interviewed with noted that they need a strong leader to shape up the current staff or to remake the staff. That would take a very strong personality. He also stated that the person they are looking for needs to be a little submissive when dealing with the client. I think I have the qualities to be that type of a chameleon, but it seems like a very difficult task. What reading and/or advice would you recommend for me so that I can make my first 90 days a resounding success, and thereby keeping the momentum into the future?”
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Justin, we’ve posed your question to our team of GeneralLeadership.com curators and authors to compile the following responses. Although any member of our team would have loved to provide pages of response, we did our best to constrain them to one, succinct paragraph review of your question. We hope the suggestions below are as useful to you as they were fun for us to discuss!
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John C. Maxwell: Instead of Complaining, Remember These 10 Things

John C. Maxwell: Instead of Complaining, Remember These 10 Things | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
A faint but discernible dividing line separates achievers from dreamers. What makes the difference? Attitude. Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers.
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Dreams Can Change the World - General Leadership

Dreams Can Change the World - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday today, let us honor his legacy and consider how we might lead within our own world.
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Few people–even the greatest among us–start out with the intention of changing the world with their ideas. Most simply want to change their ecosystem…then the dream grows wings and the idea takes hold. Why is that? Quite simply, we often find that our best ideas are shared. Shared ideas ignite passion and motivate involvement. Such can be said for the ideas, passion and motivation of Dr. King–a systems thinker who worked through boundaries, walls and ceilings to advocate for a better world. As we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday today, let us honor his legacy and consider how we might lead within our own world: our homes, our churches, our schools, and our communities. Let us also consider how our idea–no matter how humble the roots–might take hold and inspire change beyond our imagination!
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The Measure Of A Leader - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

The Measure Of A Leader - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leadership is not something we experience, it is something we create—and that is why we must asses to see how we measure up to our leadership
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Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence - HBR

Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence - HBR | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Muriel Maignan Wilkins of Isis Associates shares this insightful article about one of my favorite topics...along with four ways to improve!
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Veterans Day - Solemnly Remember - General Leadership

Veterans Day - Solemnly Remember - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Veterans Day: Support your troops--by finding the lesson of their stories and applying it in your daily American life.
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Friends, you are surrounded by heroes here in your community. Not just on Veterans Day, but every day. Look around your community–see their proud faces. Take the time–listen to their stories. Support your troops–by finding the lesson of their stories and applying it in your daily American life. Through this, you’ll honor their sacrifice and hold true to your pledge to “Support Your Troops.”

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Inclusion: 8 Drivers of Employee Engagement - General Leadership

Inclusion: 8 Drivers of Employee Engagement - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Inclusion represents opportunity for growth, new knowledge, and global community to inspire shifting from diversity management to inclusion!
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I love reading inspiring words on inclusion and engagement -- but it's even cooler when those words come from my own Dad!  He's been an inspiration to me throughout my life, but reading his thoughts on important leadership topics like this are always amazing.

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A Military Leader's Approach to Dealing with Complexity

A Military Leader's Approach to Dealing with Complexity | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Principle 1: Craft your vision in pencil, not ink. Principle 2: Believe no job is too small or insignificant for anyone, especially you Principle 3: Remember that leaders should be generalists, not specialists. Principle 4: Recognize that every interaction is an opportunity to equip, engage, empower, and inspire those around you.
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Bullying - The Dynamics - Leadership Development

Bullying - The Dynamics - Leadership Development | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
I don't think I have ever been in a work situation where there has not been at least some discussion about whether behaviours can be construed as bullying
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Great insight from friend, Christina Lattimer, on a subject very seldom discussed: adult bullying.  All too often, we look the other way when we witness this poor display of interpersonal behavior only to find ourselves feeling regret for inaction, or worse--on the receiving end someday.  Be a better wingman, teammate, co-worker and bystander by intervening appropriately and making a stand for professional behavior.

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