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RT @DougConant: Helpful & quick read > Why Leaders Should Dial-Down the 'Emergency' Setting http://t.co/Ap4MlhTL4c by @WScottCochrane #lead…
The fact is, many leaders are adrenalin junkies; they get a rush when their organization is at DEFCON 1.
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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.
Listening matters. But sometimes you’ve got to open your mouth too and make positive statements to generate the safety people need.
Practical Tips for Productive Living
Do the best you can to smile. Be so busy loving your life and the people in it that you have no time left for hate, regret or unnecessary stress. In the end, loving your life is about trusting your intuition, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning through experience. It’s a long-term journey.
Do you really LOVE your life?
How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For Forbes An old colleague and leadership expert used to relate a little parable about the great British prime ministers, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.
It takes maturity and humility and wisdom to grasp that oftentimes the best thing you can do with that spotlight is to put it on those around you, so that they blossom in ways they didn’t realize were possible … and so that your organization can benefit fully from their fully developed talents.
Wow, I absolutely love this article!
What a powerful message to remind us that leadership is not about us, it is about helping our teams shine.
So today if the positive spotlight is turned on you, turn it back to the team and let them shine!
What do you think? Would love to learn from our experiences and observations....The SPOTLIGHT is on YOU:)
Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!
There is a lot of servant-leadership in this article. I thought about how often I heard School managers spoke using language that suggested ownership. For example, my School, my teachers, my leadership, etc as if they were the only ones who had a vision.
On the eve of her promotion, the highest ranking woman in Naval history spoke with Forbes about innovative teams, how to help employees stay committed, and what she's learned from a caffeine habit.
We can't succeed on our own, but it's easy to undermine the people trying to help us. Here are the top 10-mistakes leaders make with their executive assistants.
"Having an effective working relationship with your executive assistant will enable you to achieve your core objectives while minimizing the clutter and distractions that sets you back."
The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” But
5 Counterintuitive Habits of Truly Authentic Leaders Forbes We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or...
As a leader, admitting to and even embracing weakness requires a certain degree of emotional acuity and inner strength, a point that strikes a chord with Carl’s former colleague at the World Economic Forum, Anastassia Aubakirova.
If you feel like you’re stuck, or struggling to make progress, know that you are not alone. We are all in this together. However, there is also a good chance you’re holding on to something that’s holding you back. Which means you might be able to make things easier on yourself if you give this “something” up.
It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with?
Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable blogs.hbr.org (blog) Good leaders have always stepped out of their comfort zones, but converging global megatrends are putting more pressure on those at the top to navigate a faster, more complex, more...
All leaders will see life become more chaotic and overwhelming, and their struggles and management will be more visible than ever.
It's hard enough to get one person going, but moving a group presents exponential challenges. Here Inc. columnists share how to get them rolling.
Many entrepreneurs simply think that a good idea or great compensation is enough to get the people engine running at peak performance.
The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup employees aren’t too far off. It sounds like a lot of time, but for most, it’s not enough. Nearly 30% of that time gets sunk into email. Another third gets spent in meetings — and studies show that half of those hours are completely wasted. Looking at the schedule of a typical CEO, a full 70% of that time is sub-optimal, and I’ll back that up with my own experience. Prior to joining First Round as a partner, I served as Co-Founder and CEO for three companies, including LiveOps. Today, I meet with dozens of founders every week, helping them grow their teams and get more productivity out of themselves and the people they work with. They know they should be using every hour to move their companies forward, create great products, close deals and hire the best candidates. Many just can’t find the time. So, how do we get better? This year, I spent several weeks leading up to our annual CEO Summit catching up with people I know who do a superhuman job at managing their time. My goal was to capture the tools, tips and hacks they use to make every work hour count. Below, I share eight strategies that have worked for them and for me, so we can all stop wasting time and missing out on opportunities.
Excellent techniques for getting the most out of your time.
Entrepreneur 10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others Entrepreneur To realize the utmost potential and minimize wasted effort, identify exactly what you're going after and make sure your people do, too. Redundancies arise when communication falters.
Effective leaders must choose the right tactic for the right mission, no matter if it’s the boardroom or the battlefield. Inspiring others comes in myriad different forms. Here are 10 leadership guidelines to inspire others:
Be the type of leader for your people that you want your leader to be for you.
Motivation may not be what you've always thought. Find out if money truly is what motivates people, or if it goes much deeper than that. (Do You Know What Motivates #Employees?
(From the article): When we speak in terms of rewards as motivators, this typically refers to an inanimate reward, such as money or a cookie. When the “reward” is in the form of greater interpersonal connection, say, a pat on the back from an authority figure you truly admire, or the flip side, perhaps a look of disapproval from someone whose respect and acceptance mean everything to you, suddenly rewards and punishments– in the form of belonging or the lack thereof– come back into motivational fashion in a hurry.