Admiral Michelle Howard is the first African-American Navy commander and first four star woman in Navy history. She also played a key role in the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, whose kidnapping by Somali pirates became a film.
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The Navy's top female commander shares her thoughts on what it takes to be a successful leader.
A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir by splashing it around. Eventually, the leader pulls their hand out, and when they do, the water quickly returns to it’s original state. It’s as if they never existed. Even though there was a lot of activity, in the end, the bucket of water looks no different than it did before.
A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir by splashing it around. Eventually, the leader pulls their hand out, and when they do, the water quickly returns to it’s original state. It’s as if they never existed. Even though there was a lot of activity, in the end, the bucket of water looks no different than it did before
Great leaders know that their words have a powerful effect on their employees. You can go from good to great by using these phrases regularly. (17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day Great article, Peter Economy!
How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting ForForbesAn old colleague and leadership expert used to relate a little parable about the great British prime ministers, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.
We've all had "those days" at work where nearly everything seems to go awry. From that traffic jam delaying your first meeting to opening an inbox full of bad news, our patience and well-being are tested more often than we'd like.
PETER DRUCKER once observed that, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” Nine years after the management guru’s death, his remark is truer than ever: employees often have to negotiate a mass of clutter—from bulging inboxes to endless meetings and long lists of objectives to box-tick—before they can focus on their real work. For the past 50 years manufacturers have battled successfully to streamline their factory floors and make them “lean”.
Today, businesses of all types need to do the same in their offices.
Fast Company 5 Books That Predict The Future Of Workplace Leadership Fast Company Our long-enduring resistance to bringing the heart into workplace management dates as far back as the industrial revolution.
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Everywhere I go people are talking about how to better connect with and manage their millennial talent. Here are 5 books that can help
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