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Confrontation From A Fruit Fly’s Perspective - Advanced Vectors

Confrontation From A Fruit Fly’s Perspective - Advanced Vectors | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Take a lesson from the tiny fruit-fly and apply it to your interaction within your Team. Camouflage and deception cannot be allowed to become effective blockers to good communication.
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Chances are you know a few G. Tridens in your life: people who have developed unique skills to confuse and intimidate Teammates, into a fight-or-flight mentality (with hopeful-focus on the latter). This is a learned behavior, borne of consequences and observed through modeling. Regardless of the inception, the resulting reaction helps the “human fly” to avoid confrontation and buzz-off to safer environments of their own choosing. Twitter: @fritzmt
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Leaders find it necessary to confront poor behavior when it happens, if only to prevent poor modeling from becoming a repeatable trend within the Team.

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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, 11:29 AM

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

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Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going - General Leadership

Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Not every journey you take with your team will be to a tropical destination with a nearby amusement park. Sometimes it’s across the street, while other times you’ll be heading to the moon and stars beyond.
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Leadership Lessons: 4 Ways to Connect with Younger Workers - BusinessNewsDaily

Leadership Lessons: 4 Ways to Connect with Younger Workers - BusinessNewsDaily | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
BusinessNewsDaily Leadership Lessons: 4 Ways to Connect with Younger Workers BusinessNewsDaily Every year, a new batch of college graduates enters the job market.
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Taking a Look at Command, Control and Authority

Taking a Look at Command, Control and Authority | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
I once had a boss who was a real “my way or the highway” kind of guy. He was a stickler for punctuality and his need for control was so strong that he posted one of his managers at the elevators e...
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Have You Mastered The Key to Great Leadership?

Have You Mastered The Key to Great Leadership? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders bring out the best in others, but the most successful leaders go even farther: They form lasting emotional bonds. They are the kind of leaders we hold in our hearts. Deep motivation then develops.
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The Modern Face of Kabul

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Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, the country's capital city of Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene, a handful of sleek shopping malls, cafes, and more
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What Your Kids Can Teach You About Leadership That Your Boss Cannot - Forbes

What Your Kids Can Teach You About Leadership That Your Boss Cannot - Forbes | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
What Your Kids Can Teach You About Leadership That Your Boss Cannot Forbes When we think of leadership, we often gravitate toward lessons learned from our bosses (past and present), with a sense of their expertise.
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Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On - TIME

Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On - TIME | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On
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Into Thin Air · It's Mary Barra's GM Now. What made him such an extraordinary leader? And does modern research back up his methods?
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From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: An Interview with General John E. Michel

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: An Interview with General John E. Michel | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews distinguished Brigadier General John E. Michel for National Geographic News Watch. Eyewitness War on the National Geographic Channel “follows the men and women of the armed forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. ” The show features “dangerous missions and the perils of war through the eyes of our…
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Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity....
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Combining Art with Engineering can be the difference between survival and obsolescence.  Challenge youth to combine design with their drive towards creation by promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics) in your communities!

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Innovation through Inspiration: Presidential Leadership - General Leadership

Innovation through Inspiration: Presidential Leadership - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The examples provided by great leaders are meant to be inspirations for our own climb to greatness. Each of us has the ability to sprout ideas--innovation--which have potential to change the world around us. The breadth and scope of the world we can impact is based upon the value of the innovation we have to share. Why not start by innovating right where you are? To see a need and fill it within your family, your community, or your workplace?
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Great leaders have the power to inspire greatness.  Leading through example is not hard if the example you strive to set is one of character, integrity and innovative leadership.  How are you inspiring innovation with your team?

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Does Your Work Suck? Make It Into A Game! | Switch and Shift

Does Your Work Suck? Make It Into A Game! | Switch and Shift | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

Just last week I found a new favorite radio show on NPR: Snap Judgment, hosted by Glynn Washington. And here’s the segment of his show that hooked me: Tatyana Brown’s “National Holiday Project.”

Tatyana, a poet, found herself in a situation very familiar to most of the poets and other artists in the world through time immemorial: working a “real” job to pay the bills.

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Gamification of tasks and environments can be the difference between satisfaction and drudgery.  Explore ways to rise above the soulless monotony by devising creative ways of making work interesting. 

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The Leader's Harvest - General Leadership

The Leader's Harvest - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
I challenge you to ask yourself the following questions about your leadership: “What type of seeds am I planting as a leader?” I am very interested in hearing how you are seeding leadership potential within your team, your family and your community. Are you happy with your harvest…or are you facing a famine? Visit GeneralLeadership.com to learn more!
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Nurture your fields of inclusion, commitment and selflessness towards stronger mission accomplishment anchored with deep-roots of team potential. With simple actions, you can share self-multiplying power within your team!

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3-Signs You’re An Insulated Leader | Switch and Shift

3-Signs You’re An Insulated Leader | Switch and Shift | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
If you are an insulated leader, you are missing the big picture. As a result, you are making decisions based upon poor—sometimes misleading—information. In today’s climate, you cannot afford to misinterpret the variables that make up your opportunity for a winning equation. As such, you need to remain aware of the insulation effect, or R-value, of your team by watching for these clues...
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Share your techniques for crushing insulation and removing R-value in the comments and on Twitter with hashtag: #RValue. I’m interested in hearing your suggestions and stories!
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When Did Accountability Become Passé? - Blog - Mills-Scofield LLC - Innovanomics, strategic alignment for innovation

When Did Accountability Become Passé? - Blog - Mills-Scofield LLC - Innovanomics, strategic alignment for innovation | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
From customers’ and suppliers’ viewpoint, Company X is fast growing, exciting, and high-energy. Inside, though, Diamantini & Domeniconi and designed by Tak Cheung it’s a tornado. Fighting fires, arguing over who committed to what, why it didn’t happen, and noticing things that fell through the cracks in just enough time is normal.
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Determining where the buck stops (hint: if you're reading this...it's probably you in some form of the definition if "here") shouldn't be that hard. We seem to find words like "integrity" and "accountability" becoming buzzwords with no follow-through. When did this happen?
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3 Steps to Firing an Employee Who's Not a Cultural Fit

3 Steps to Firing an Employee Who's Not a Cultural Fit | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Hiring for cultural fit is a commonplace practice. Sometimes firing for fit is necessary too. ("Fit" nebulous, key piece of team.
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Innovation Excellence | What’s in Your OODA Loop?

Innovation Excellence | What’s in Your OODA Loop? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The model Colonel John Boyd developed as a fighter pilot, dubbed the OODA Loop for “Observe, Orient, Decide and Act” has become the foundation for agile strategy used for success in environments from legal, to business, and to war.
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Considering that an opponent is not just standing there and watching you nug out an answer to beating them at their own game, the faster you are able to complete this cycle and then re-engage to do it again—over and over—is what puts you on the Wheaties box. Complete the cycle poorly, and you can expect a poor outcome. Cycle continuously and rapidly—better than your opponent—and you will find yourself crowned king of the mountain.
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Tune-in 9pmEST SiriusXM Ch125! Topic: Grace & Selfless-Service - General Leadership

Tune-in 9pmEST SiriusXM Ch125! Topic: Grace & Selfless-Service - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Join us -- LIVE Wednesday, 2 April -- at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 & the David Webb Show!
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Real Leadership Means Owning Your Disasters - Inc.com

Real Leadership Means Owning Your Disasters - Inc.com | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Real Leadership Means Owning Your Disasters Inc.com A study Leader-Chivée coauthored in 2010 with the Center for Talent Innovation examined "the intangibles of leadership"--the ways in which CEOs show their leadership capabilities and their power...
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John Michel's curator insight, March 29, 8:41 AM

If you're a leader, your job is to take ownership of everything your company does--good, bad, and ugly.

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"Shona Ba Shona" 438th AEW AFN Commercial

"Shona Ba Shona" 438th AEW AFN Commercial | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan has the task of building a sustainable Afghan Air Force. The advisors mentor in over sixty separate career fields, over one hundred ninety specialties bringing the professionalism and personal touches to the mission. This is an AFN commercial for this wing and the mission.
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Excellent spotlight of our amazing mission here at NATC-A, not to mention our inspiring teammates!

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Lessons in Leadership from Vince Lombardi

Learn what Vince Lomardi did to transform mediocre players into top performers.
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Will Your Kids Be High-Performers In The Workplace?

Will Your Kids Be High-Performers In The Workplace? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
In the 1950’s and 60’s, researchers were curious to find out if there was a correlation between intelligence, creativity, and high-performance. At the time, psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance was conducting a series of tests on children. Kids in his study were not only tested on their intelligence but they were [...]
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As it turns out, you were right all along...curiosity and engagement are the traits that have the most impact towards success in life!

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7 Signs of a Successful Network: A Lesson From the Boy's Club | Switch and Shift

7 Signs of a Successful Network: A Lesson From the Boy's Club | Switch and Shift | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s Women’s History Month and we are enthusiastically talking about the impact of calling girls “bossy” and how women network and help each other. Let’s start by looking at how the men have always done it.

The ‘good old boys network’ has represented the club where big decisions are made behind closed doors or on the golf course. The boys club has historically had the dark side of being exclusive and only male. No girls allowed. Yet, they did one thing right. They not only valued action on behalf of each other, it was expected.

A few weeks ago, I listened in on a conversation of men (who would never describe themselves as good old boys) talking about their lives, careers and work. In the span of about an hour of pre-dinner drinks, there was very high productivity without any real effort.

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How you cultivate your network is just as important as how you engage with it.  In the end, the "who you knows" will remember more than just your name...they'll remember how they interacted with you.  How are you engaging with your network?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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On Becoming a Passion-Driven Leader | Switch and Shift

On Becoming a Passion-Driven Leader | Switch and Shift | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

ovatioI believe passion to be the single most important asset we have as individuals, SMB’s and corporate leaders. Passion differentiates us consistently over time, a

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What's fueling your passion and innovation?  Your team is counting on your energy and drive...did you bring it to work?

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Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest? | TIME

Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest? | TIME | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths. But first off, psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths.
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Ever here that phrase, if you don't think you have any jerks in your organization...chances are you are the one? I wonder--does it apply to psychopaths?
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Draw Your Elevator Pitch

Draw Your Elevator Pitch | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to a good elevator pitch, brevity and memorability are everything. Most elevator pitches are neither.

 

One of us (Liza) is a staff cartoonist for the New Yorker, while the other (Deb) is a mentor to many start-up founders.  We got to talking about the problem of crafting a brief, memorable pitch, and the impact of powerful visuals — and began discussing how any new venture or project could benefit from a pithy cartoon that sums up its value proposition. After all, most people are visual learners. And many people — Deb included — turn first to the cartoons when they get their copy of the New Yorker. So why shouldn’t entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs use that human impulse to their advantage?

 

We see five reasons that cartoons can convey ideas and start conversations better than traditional elevator pitches...

Matthew Fritz's insight:

Love this--an opportunity to utilize the creative side of our brain when analyzing the rational/business prospects of an idea.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, this concept could provide a lasting-memory of a pitch which is both imprinted and considered.

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Barbara Ganley's curator insight, March 11, 5:22 AM

Great reminder of the power of the visual and HUMOR!!!