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Why Executive Management Doesn't Get Bad News Until It's Too Late to Do Anything About It

Why Executive Management Doesn't Get Bad News Until It's Too Late to Do Anything About It | Leadership | Scoop.it
I work in the yacht and commercial vessel construction sector. I mention this so that you can understand the context in which I make these remarks, namely, one in which major, relatively long
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Leaders are built, not born

Leaders are built, not born | Leadership | Scoop.it
Last week, I wrote an an article about leadership for non-leaders. It generated some healthy debate, with a lot of interesting viewpoints being aired. One recurring theme was “leadership is something
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Why Great Leaders Laugh

Why Great Leaders Laugh | Leadership | Scoop.it
"There is little success where there is little laughter." ~Andrew Carnegie“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” ~William
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The New Rules of Leadership and Power

The New Rules of Leadership and Power | Leadership | Scoop.it
Like it or not, the rules of leadership and power have now changed. What used to be widely accepted is no longer tolerated. Understanding the new rules of leadership and power will help you be more
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WARNING: How Not to Say No

WARNING: How Not to Say No | Leadership | Scoop.it
I am a big believer in saying no. I love how it can liberate people to say yes to more meaningful activities and relationships.However, I have recently heard a few examples of how people have said no
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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Leadership | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.
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If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will | Leadership | Scoop.it
“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” So said Mahatma Gandhi, and we all know how his conviction played out on the
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A Purpose Beyond Profit

A Purpose Beyond Profit | Leadership | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, something palpable has begun to change at big companies, Tony Schwartz writes. They are awakening to a larger perspective and a bigger view of the role they play in the world.
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Beyond Dollars

Beyond Dollars | Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s no question a business needs to turn a profit. That’s how capitalism works—consumers vote with their dollars on the value of a company’s products. If the sum of what consumers will pay is
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Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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How War Has Prepared Today's Veterans for Startups and Small Businesses

How War Has Prepared Today's Veterans for Startups and Small Businesses | Leadership | Scoop.it
This article is by Nick Padlo, the managing partner of Graycourt Capital and a former captain in the U.S. Army. Employers and headhunters typically describe veteran military officers as hard-chargers who can lead teams and execute plans in large, process-driven companies. But that misses something—how veteran officers also tend to be [...]
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When Times Are Good, Consider Change

When Times Are Good, Consider Change | Leadership | Scoop.it
Jason Fried had it going great. He had a successful software company in 37 Signals, and several products including Basecamp, used by millions of people across the planet. For many leaders, that's the
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Nine Invisible Qualities That Make a Few Leaders Exceptional

Nine Invisible Qualities That Make a Few Leaders Exceptional | Leadership | Scoop.it
Good leaders look good on paper. Great leaders look great in person; their actions show their value.Yet some leaders go even farther. And they’re even more successful not because of what you see them
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The Real Leadership Shows When You Are Not The Boss

The Real Leadership Shows When You Are Not The Boss | Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you have a team of people working for you? Do you manage them? Do you provide direction and guidance? Do you get things done by working through them? Then you are a great manager, excellent boss
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When it comes to your career, are you a fire chief or a firefighter?

When it comes to your career, are you a fire chief or a firefighter? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you a fire chief or a firefighter at work? Learning to set—and stick to—strategy can advance your career and ease the daily grind
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7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Stay

7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Stay | Leadership | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I published an article titled, "7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Quit." Now it is time to look at the other side of the coin. The previous column sparked a
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7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Quit

7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Quit | Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a REALLY bad boss? Well I have. This individual drove everybody out and the company had to close the regional office, because everyone quit or was fired. I quit after being there
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6 Tips for Better Business Conversations

6 Tips for Better Business Conversations | Leadership | Scoop.it
Years ago, as a young associate editor for Contract magazine, I went to my first design conference in Chicago at The Merchandise Mart. I was assigned to visit about 15 showrooms, find the marketing
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My mother’s depression made me a better leader

My mother’s depression made me a better leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
My mother had clinical depression. As a consequence, I experienced some very difficult and upsetting moments in my childhood - none more so than when she was absent from home, residing in a
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Is Your Decision-Making Out Of Control?

Is Your Decision-Making Out Of Control? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Decisions are the life-blood of business. The right decisions can lead to tremendous successes, while the worst decisions can bring entire companies down.In business, we make decisions, big and small
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Align Your Team on the 'Why' Axis

Align Your Team on the 'Why' Axis | Leadership | Scoop.it
Why are your employees doing whatever they're doing? At the base, there' really only one answer.
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Terrible Excuses of Terrible Bosses

Terrible Excuses of Terrible Bosses | Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know people who have excuses -- or more likely "reasons" -- for not being a better leader?See if any of these ring a bell:"My employees work better when I leave them alone."If that's true, you
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TEDxKrakow - John Scherer - Quit Your Job and Find Your Work - YouTube

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people tog...
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Simple Ways To Make Every Employee's Day Brighter

Simple Ways To Make Every Employee's Day Brighter | Leadership | Scoop.it
We all know that recognizing great people for great work is an important part of building a company's culture. Some show recognition through an “Employee Of The Month” program, often associated with
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