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5 Reasons Leaders Must Dial-Down the Emergency Setting

5 Reasons Leaders Must Dial-Down the Emergency Setting | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
RT @DougConant: Helpful & quick read > Why Leaders Should Dial-Down the 'Emergency' Setting http://t.co/Ap4MlhTL4c by @WScottCochrane #lead…
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The fact is, many leaders are adrenalin junkies; they get a rush when their organization is at DEFCON 1.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:41 PM

You’ll never eliminate emergencies from your organization, nor should you. When a genuine crisis hits, the leader must be able to sound a genuine call to arms and “up” the level of urgency. 

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The Top 6 Mistakes Managers Make When Having Difficult Conversations

The Top 6 Mistakes Managers Make When Having Difficult Conversations | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
These mistakes are common, but they can turn a difficult conversation from uncomfortable to disastrous.
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Why One Kid Gives Up While Another Bounces Back (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Have you ever wondered why one kid may be more resilient than another? Let’s say Lisa and Jenny are students in the same eighth grade math class. They both struggle during the quarter and, in the end, they both receive low final grades.
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How Great Leaders Make a FUSS About What Works

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Why are we always so focused on what’s NOT right? It’s partly human nature, partly habit, and we are just drawn to solve the biggest breakdowns in the business.
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Working To Strengthen Your Leadership? Accept More Bids To Connect. - Forbes

Working To Strengthen Your Leadership? Accept More Bids To Connect. - Forbes | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
You live your message in what you say and what you do AND in how you respond to those bidding for your attention
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Karina E Marley's curator insight, November 20, 1:12 PM

Leadership!!! Is it not determined by power, it is determined in the ability to empower others... And to make a change... Leaders don't tell how is done, they show it!! 

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Courage, Compassion, and Resilience Make Great Workplaces - Huffington Post

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Most of what is taught in business schools and executive development programs, though certainly relevant, does not contribute significantly to the creation of workplaces that enable human beings to flourish and engage meaningfully in the success of...
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11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

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Although the ‘Great Man’ theory of leadership belongs to the scrapheap of history, its allure continues to mystify. Underlying this...
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From a leadership perspective, it’s not very difficult to say that Alexander was without peer. He could be magnanimous toward defeated enemies and extremely loyal toward his friends. As a general, he led by example, leading from the front. 

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Subtle Things Leaders With Integrity Do - Business Insider

Subtle Things Leaders With Integrity Do - Business Insider | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
True integrity is not paraded about for others to admire, but is shown through small actions and behaviors. Quora users discussed how to spot these qualities in the popular thread: "What is the single most revealing thing about ...
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7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership

Warren Buffett shares words of wisdom from decades of experience, success, and failure.
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A Leadership Secret for Today’s Distracted Leader

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Being present is reflecting back and magnifying the desired wishes, wants and needs of each person in the room. Do all you can to speak positively and encourage those you meet with. Connect to the very soul, as you look each person in the eye.
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Taming Your Inner Critic: 7 Steps To Silencing The Negativity

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The conversations you have with yourself can either fuel your success or hold you back from reaching your full potential.
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The 8 Essential Steps to Building a Winning Company Culture - Entrepreneur

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Culture is incredibly important because it sets the tone for everything from how the early team interacts to the kinds of hires made to how customers are treated.
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10 Invitations to Transformation

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Ask people to talk about what they’re good at and their eyes light up. For some, the topic of their strength is so awkward that it takes them time to get their bearings. Eventually, everyone smiles...
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Ah, the never-ending battle to stay or get in shape. Atkins, low-cal, vegetarian, South Beach, low-fat, and dozens of others all claim to work. Exercise more.
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Successful change management involves the employees

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Successful change management involves the employees. Change must not be imposed upon employees. Engage people at all levels.
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10 Realities Every Young Leader Needs to Hear - Ron Edmondson

10 Realities Every Young Leader Needs to Hear - Ron Edmondson | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
I work with young leaders everyday. I have two incredible young leaders as sons. (Here’s my picture with them a few years ago — taken the day we moved to Kentucky.) Occasionally, when I am talking to a young leader something becomes apparent.
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How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover

How to Lead with Compassion but Not Be a Pushover | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Compassion goes wrong when it goes too far. Too much compassion prolongs helplessness, failure, and mediocrity. Compassion done well fuels confidence, excellence, and success. Organizations without...
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What I Learned About Leadership From A 4-Star General - Business Insider

What I Learned About Leadership From A 4-Star General - Business Insider | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Many military leadership lessons can carry over into business.
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How Leaders Make It Right When They Blow It

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If you’re in a position of leadership, chances are better than good you’re going to blow it with your people sooner or later. It’s like messing things up in your marriage. Don’t ask me how I know this, but it’s inevitable from time to time.
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A Leadership Rule Every Boss Should Know

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Great leaders are role models for building strong relationships. This rule of thumb makes relationship-based leadership easy.
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7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

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Simon Sinek delivered TED Talks' third most-watched presentation ever. Here are his top secrets for capturing, captivating and connecting with your audience.
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7 Things Your Social Media Consultant Should Tell You

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Anjali Mullany Fast Company's social media editor exposes social media consultants.
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9 Negative Thoughts that Push People Away from You

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John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 1:34 PM

The people you take for granted today may be the only ones you need tomorrow.  Never be too busy to make time for those who matter most, because sooner or later you just want to be around those special people who make you smile.  So today, make time for those who help you love yourself more.  Schedule them into your busy day.  They are worth it.

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3 Ways to Challenge the Leadership Norm and Achieve Exponential Success | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine

3 Ways to Challenge the Leadership Norm and Achieve Exponential Success | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Being able to see beyond what you know and analyze a situation using different angles and viewpoints is essential to achieving exponential success.
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Why Innovation Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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It's impossible to win solely by managing existing assets when your competitors are busy inventing new ones.
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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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