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

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We Pause To Remember - General Leadership

We Pause To Remember - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 Sep 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world.
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Air Force Security forces team awarded Combat Action Medal for fighting off base attack

Air Force Security forces team awarded Combat Action Medal for fighting off base attack | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Thirty-nine security forces Airmen received the Air Force Combat Action Medal Sept. 2, for their actions in defending U.S., NATO, and Afghan military bases from an insurgent attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.,
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Thank you, NATC-A Security Forces, for your professional response actions on 17 July.  I and my family are forever grateful!

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Lead with Your Feet - General Leadership

Lead with Your Feet - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Attempting to lead with your feet is easy, in practice it is much harder than one would think. To be a leader of people we must be out there, among our team
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Get up, get out...and INTERACT!  You cannot afford to insulate yourself from your team and your best capabilities.  Never underestimate the value of human contact.

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"Four facets of leadership I've learned from heroes," by military leader Matthew T. Fritz

"Four facets of leadership I've learned from heroes," by military leader Matthew T. Fritz | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Military leadership advice from Lt Col Matthew T. Fritz of the US Air Force.
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There is no secret-recipe for effective leadership that is guaranteed to work in all situations.  The secret sauce for success is found in managing and developing the facets of leadership that apply to your environment.  The key to employing these facets is to study those around you—examples, both good and bad—to understand the effects and the results of leadership action.

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Matt highlights four facets of leadership that can apply to your business, your sports team, your church, and your family…”the human element of military leadership is most evident—the ability of a leader to inspire action through the successful combination of persona, credibility, resource management and intuition—and the masters of this element become the subjects of tomorrow’s history books.”

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If it’s to be, it has to be me | Business Innovation Factory

If it’s to be, it has to be me | Business Innovation Factory | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Strolling down Vine Street, the main drag of Arthur, Ill., population 2,282, one might absorb a history lesson about getting things done.  In this once indiscriminate spot in 1872, just west of the Kaskaskia River, a railroad was laid down for the first time, stretching east to west across the Big Slough, as it was known.
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Discovering Innovation -- Indiana Jones Style

Discovering Innovation  --  Indiana Jones Style | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Innovation can give organizations unimaginable power. Use these lessons from Indiana Jones' journey to pursue innovation for your company.
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What’s Your Leadership Legacy?

What’s Your Leadership Legacy? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
When you lead with your legacy in mind, you move from success to significance, from balance to focus, and from achieving to becoming. (RT @SteveGutzler: Rt > @SkipPrichard: What’s Your Leadership Legacy?
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Are Millennials Compatible With U.S. Military Culture?

Are Millennials Compatible With U.S. Military Culture? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
An editorial in a magazine published by the U.S. Naval Institute grouses about the behavior of Millennials: their constant texting ignores the chain of command and they're way too laid back to serve in the military. A Millennial naval officer has responded online—and he blew those complaints out of the water.
Matthew Fritz's insight:

I consider it a privilege to learn with and from generations worth of warriors in the military.  I would imagine previous generations wondered the same about my clan when we entered the ranks.  In the end, it's about communicating--leading through engagement.  As a result, today's generation of leaders must lean into their discomfort to learn the language of today's generation of hopefuls in order to engage, communicate and interact in a way that is both meaningful and valuable to all involved.  This is exactly why embracing, rather than fearing, social media is so important--it is a stream of communication that should be explored by anyone hoping to reach out and connect.

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Unlocking Victory - General Leadership

Unlocking Victory - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to serve with you this past year in what has been the highlight of my twenty-six year military career. Achieving Victory through Service!
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Forget Big and Flashy: Go For The Little Wow!

Forget Big and Flashy: Go For The Little Wow! | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
A little wow may not change the world, but it can certainly motivate, inspire, and show appreciation for those upon who we rely every day.
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My good friend, David Cohen, shares his unique insight and wit with this great article which acknowledges that the little things in an experience--when totalled together--can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience.  Never understimate the power of individuals to make small transactions which act as deposits of good-feelings for your customers, partners, colleagues and friends!

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The Best of Lead With Giants – August 2014

The Best of Lead With Giants – August 2014 | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
» The Best of Lead With Giants – August 2014 | "…on the shoulder of giants." (RT @TristanWember: The Best of Lead With Giants – August 2014 http://t.co/F7VDMpFRax)...
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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

All of these characteristics have one thing in common. They are contagious. As a leader, you have the opportunity every day to inject energy and passion into your team or organization. You can choose to use your positive influence to do everything in your power to leave the world better than you first found it.

Radioactive waste not required.

Matthew Fritz's insight:

I'm a big fan of the great stuff my friend, Deb Mills-Scofield publishes on her blog at Innovanomics.  In her relentless pursuit of blue-lobsters in life, she brings together diverse people into random collisions of enlightenment and fascinating conversation.  This article, by my friend General John E. Michel, captures this transformative power perfectly.

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Innovation Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom

Innovation Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

Innovating in Afghanistan certainly brings new meaning to the corporate term “change or die”. Over the course of the project, Col. Fritz had to resolve vast technological limitations and overcome cultural and language barriers. Together, he and his team synchronized the activities of 16 nations, spread across six geographical locations within Afghanistan, to build air power capability and ensure security for the country’s future.

The colonel, who in his spare time curates a blog at GeneralLeadership.com and tweets management insight from his(@fritzmt account to 95,000+ Twitter followers insists that lessons gained on the battlefield have many applications in the boardroom.

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Honored to have this opportunity with Time, and looking very forward to sharing my story at #BIF10!

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Finding the Sweet Spot and Leading Teams to Achievement - General Leadership

Finding the Sweet Spot and Leading Teams to Achievement - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
A leaders primary job is to harmonize the needs of the organization, the task, and the people in order to create a high performing team.
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6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers

6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World's Best Interviewers | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Listening intently isn't just for journalists. Here's how to sharpen your interviewing skills to get the most out of your connections. (Some tips for communicating on #WisdomWednesday

1. First Prepare Notes, Then Toss Them
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Via Mike Klintworth
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Very appropriate given today's theme: Interaction.  How we talk WITH the people we interact with determines the pace and the depth of the relationship.  Spend time to get to know a member of your team deeper today...you may be surprised what you learn!

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Leadership Lessons From Much Further Afield

Leadership Lessons From Much Further Afield | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
A great challenge of entrepreneurship is leadership. Early stage entrepreneurs must struggle with the twin demands of both defining and leading their new enterprise. Longer-term entrepreneurs must struggle with the changing nature of their own role as a leader when their business or operation grows and evolves. A third type [...]
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I loved this conversation with my new friend, Drew Marshall, at Forbes Magazine.  In all, it was one of my more interesting conversations from Afghanistan--but well worth the effort in making the connection in preparation for #BIF10 just around the corner. 

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3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
A business philosophy as old-school as it gets
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I'm so happy to see my good friend, Deborah Mills-Scofield featured in Time Magazine's #BIF10 series.  You just can't beat this great quote:

“Your network is not about you. A network is to be shared,” she maintains. “Networking is about people: seeing what makes them tick, and connecting them to someone to help them.”

She admits to being selective in networking, but her criterion is humble: “I only help people who are willing to help others.”

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Great Leadership Isn’t About You

Great Leadership Isn’t About You | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

The need to reimagine and recast how we think about leadership has never been greater. In my view, too many of us have allowed our understanding of leadership to grow stagnant, contributing to why we face so many daunting problems in our society today. Now is the time to discover the leader within all of us. Now is the time to accept that leadership is meant to be more verb than noun, more active than passive.

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Engaging with your team--truly supporting and interacting--is leadership in it's finest form.  This collaborative engagement defines leaders, as well as the effectiveness of their teams.  Seek to engage at all levels, and hold your team leaders accountable to do the same.  Only then can the individuals achieve something greater than teammates, by themselves, could have otherwised achieved...that is, "greatness."

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What Startups Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Empire - Forbes

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What Startups Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Empire
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This haphazard leadership grouping obviously led to confusion, weakening of alliances, and of course, infighting among leadership.
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Solve Problems Like an Entrepreneur by Focusing on the Process

Solve Problems Like an Entrepreneur by Focusing on the Process | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Most people solve a problem by identifying a goal and then pursuing a path directly towards that ideal, but when you ask a successful entrepreneur what to do, you might get a different answer. They don't think in terms of an endpoint; they think of the process.
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Process-based thinking--seeing not only the outcome, but the sum of it's parts and the path to get there--is not some magical trait only entrepreneurs have cornered the market on.  You possess this ability, and entrepreneurs are keyed into it by virtue of their goals.  Attempt to see the forest...and the trees!

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8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To

8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To | Living Leadership | Scoop.it

Avoid these errors in your first 100 days in the top position to ensure the success of your venture.


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Performance or Potential - General Leadership

Performance or Potential - General Leadership | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
The question is not performance or potential, its performance AND potential.
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My good friend, Dan "SHIP" Lasica has a wonderful way of words.  As a result, he is capable of conveying his unique perspective based upon years of hands-on, command-level leadership experience.  I can attest, first-hand, to the value of his leadership unders some of the most challenging conditions out at a small post leading a large training force in Afghanistan. Take note of the outstanding framework he introduces and how it can provide true value for your team! 

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Leadership: Do You Practice What You Preach?

Leadership: Do You Practice What You Preach? | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Being a leader is certainly not an easy job. As a leader, you have to deal with high levels of responsibility and pressure. Expectations are very high, no matte(...) (Leadership: Do You Practice What You Preach?
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All too often, leaders fail to realize that they are the brand of their company and their team.  All of us have heard it before: "lead from the front!"  The challenge for real leaders is following through . . .and leading from within. 

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The 12 Talents: The Must Have Habits and Attitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders

The 12 Talents: The Must Have Habits and Attitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders - Kindle edition by John Michel, Angela Maiers, Matthew Fritz, George Fritz, Catie Hargrove, Jay Levin, Jean Michel, Holly Michel, Garth Sanginiti, Douglas VanWiggeren. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The 12 Talents: The Must Have Habits and Attitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders.
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Okay--this is a shameless plug for the ebook we published today.  Needless to say--we're very proud of it.  The conversation around “must-have” 21st century leadership skills has been in full swing for years. From business to education, classroom to community, the debate on what is a “new skill” or an “always skill” can be both controversial and confusing. Fortunately, "The 12 Talents: The Must-Have Habits and Attitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders" provides simple, yet powerful perspectives, ideas and applications that help anyone interested in maximizing their ability to satisfy the very human hunger for meaning, contribution, and significance, succeed. Their exists no singular list of skills, strategies, and competencies leaders must embody for success now and in the future. However, we do know what effectively operating and leading in a dynamic and ever changing 21st Century world requires--Leaders with the skills to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly they will come to see it in themselves regularly. Ultimately, "The 12 Talents: The Must-Have Habits and Attitudes of Effective 21st Century Leaders" is a playbook for successful leadership. It is packed with insights that will help you make small shifts in perception and thinking to achieve profoundly positive results. It will arm you with a combination of habits, daily disciplined attitudes and actions, which will improve individual and collective optimism, empathy, confidence, and performance. Though a quick read, the "12 Talents" will equip you to make the most of your influence. Consider it an invaluable leadership primer capable of helping you focus on what is strong, valuable, and possible, inspiring others to do the same along the way

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Extensive Taliban Assault Challenges U.S. Military Facility in Kabul, Afghanistan

Extensive Taliban Assault Challenges U.S. Military Facility in Kabul, Afghanistan | Living Leadership | Scoop.it
Fighting erupted in the pre-dawn hours of July 17th, after heavily armed insurgents penetrated the airfield’s outer defenses to strike at Forward Operational Base (FOB) Oqab, the headquarters of the US Air Force’s 438th Air Expeditionary Wing. As the attack spiraled, eyewitnesses on the scene reported, weapons fire spilled over into neighborhoods along the Qasaba Road, shut down military and civilian air traffic into Kabul, and diverted US and international flights to Bagram, and as far away as Mazar-i-Sharif.
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I don't publish a lot of overtly military feeds here, but this one caught my attention....as I was there to witness this one first hand.  I and my teammates are fortunate to be here today thanks to the quick, professional and heroic actions of our defenders who answered their call in spades.  Anyone who says Air Force airmen aren't capable in battle weren't there to see my brothers and sisters in arms throw 3000 rounds of lead downrange towards an enemy that kept on coming.  17 July is truly a day I will never forget--and I'm glad to see this story make the news to tell their tale.

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