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About leadership
I strongly believe in a new type of management style. Not the control-and-command style, form which Managers are derived, but working together based on trust, empowerment and cooperation. Leaders in stead of Managers. All part of my philosophy call 'Qualtism'.
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The Most Underestimated Skill of A Great Leader

The Most Underestimated Skill of A Great Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
Highly respected management guru Warren Bennis once stated that as a successful leader you need to be effective and efficient at the same time. Effective being defined as "Doing the right things
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10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece | About leadership | Scoop.it
Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees.
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The first being the most important: Excel in the moment!

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Six Ways to Expand Your Perspective

Six Ways to Expand Your Perspective | About leadership | Scoop.it
Here are six ways to get more and new perspectives into your experience and thought process – helping you to better communicate, prioritize, decide and lead.
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Leadership, What's So Hot About Humility Anyway? - Kate Nasser

Leadership, What's So Hot About Humility Anyway? - Kate Nasser | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership: Humility was rarely listed as a trait. Now it is and here's the value of humility in leadership.
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How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership

How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Trustworthiness, sincerity and capacity to inspire count for a lot. Likeability, not so much.
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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? | About leadership | Scoop.it
The real gender issue isn't a lack of qualified women, but a surplus of unqualified men.

 

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced stereotypes, that prevents women from accessing the ranks of power. Conservatives and chauvinists tend to endorse the first; liberals and feminists prefer the third; and those somewhere in the middle are usually drawn to the second. But what if they all missed the big picture?

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How To Succeed At Leadership – Inspiration From An Unlikely Source

How To Succeed At Leadership – Inspiration From An Unlikely Source | About leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to leadership, there’s a common understanding that true leadership doesn’t require formal titles or roles. Rather, it involves our ability to inspire and rally those around us to commit their talents, creativity, and insights towards a shared purpose, and then doing whatever we can to help them to succeed in that effort.

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Succesfull leaders make connections with their employees

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Leadership Rocks

Leadership Rocks | About leadership | Scoop.it
I’d much prefer to be led by a leader who loves rock ‘n roll than one who doesn’t.   

 

The rock-lovin’ leader is more likely to cherish independent thinking, and will be repulsed at the thought of smooching the tails of those higher up on the organizational food chain. And a rock-lovin’ leader will deeply “get” the connection between leaders and those he or she is privileged to lead.  Without a tight band and without screaming fans a lead singer is just a Karaoke crooner.

 
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Does Your Team Have a Chief Belief Officer?

Does Your Team Have a Chief Belief Officer? | About leadership | Scoop.it

n a state correctional facility, Christine had a problem.

With no prior supervisory experience, as one of a small handful of female staff in a mostly male prison, and with a highly diverse and contentious inmate population, she had been placed in charge of creating a clothing factory.

As if those weren’t enough barriers, prior attempts to open a similar factory in other state facilities had failed.

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CBO. Well, I like the thought of it.

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How to Recognize a Leader

How to Recognize a Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.
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It is much easier to follow someone when you know they are not just in it for themselves, but are concerned about the welfare of others and the company.

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How Procrastination Destroys Young Leaders - Joseph Lalonde

How Procrastination Destroys Young Leaders - Joseph Lalonde | About leadership | Scoop.it
We all find ourselves desiring to put off the work we're doing. This isn't good. In fact, it's killing your ability to lead. Learn why and what you can do
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I know that I'm prone to procrastination. And it's very hard to change :-)

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Are you a thought leader?

Are you a thought leader? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Ask.com says that a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, August 20, 2013 3:09 PM
I think I am on certain subjects.
Paul Grout's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:51 AM

This is an excellent article which I am sure many people can connect to. I totally agree with the concept with what you focus on is what you become. Strong enthusiasm and willpower is great to get started with our missions to serve the world. My concern is that if we keep pushing ourselves without enjoying the process we can may start to become lost in the field of 'wanting' and not doing. We are all creative machines who desire passion and purpose in what we do. So I believe that willpower is much more effective when we create a underlining purpose which gives us the passion keep on track to achieve the goal with flow. Focus is very important. What helps me stay on track of my mission to help people find their creative flow is to ensure I have a healthy balance for work and play. For example, I normally get my best ideas when I relax and dedicate time for fun. I am certainly going to share this article with my community. Thank you http://creativeflowevolution.com

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Leadership Development Made Easy - Let's Grow Leaders

Leadership Development Made Easy - Let's Grow Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership development used to be easier.

Early in my career, my team was small, and I was in HR leading other HR folks. We all spoke the same language, and everyone believed in leadership development.

 

Then a move out of HR to a team 50 times the size in a union environment.  More tricky, but all in a few large call centers.  I could physically model the leadership I was looking to grow.

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Karin Hurt on how to lead a team.

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How leaders get what they want | Aspire-CS

How leaders get what they want | Aspire-CS | About leadership | Scoop.it

I often hear from leaders about things they’d like to have happen – but aren’t happening because they haven’t taken action in some way. These might be things that they want for themselves, for their employees or for their organization, but seem out of reach for them. There are all kinds of stories and excuses about why they don’t get what they want, including but not limited to:

I’m not worthy
He/she/they don’t like me
We don’t have the resources
They’ll just say “no”
Maybe next year

We may not always get what we want, but it always feels better when we take some action rather than just allowing ourselves to stew about what isn’t possible. Leaders take action, after all, and this includes moving ahead even when it might be uncomfortable.

- See more at: http://www.aspire-cs.com/how-leaders-get-what-they-want?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.DNsJQewY.dpuf

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Compliance With Laws Isn't Ethical Leadership (There's More)

Compliance With Laws Isn't Ethical Leadership (There's More) | About leadership | Scoop.it

Beyond Compliance


I have intentionally avoided using the C-word (Compliance) in most of my posts, and I decided that it was time to explain why. In this post I’ll explain why laws are not enough, and why complying with laws does not mean that we are leading ethically.

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By Linda Fisher Thornton

 

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3 Reasons Leaders Need To Be A Salesman - Joseph Lalonde

3 Reasons Leaders Need To Be A Salesman - Joseph Lalonde | About leadership | Scoop.it
Never forget sales is a skill used in many profession. Leadership is one of them. Do you know why? Find out why you need to be a salesman in this post.
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Successful Open Innovation Strategies and Leadership Engagement

Successful Open Innovation Strategies and Leadership Engagement | About leadership | Scoop.it
Senior leadership is essential to strategy execution, according to research by APQC, PMI, and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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Leadership and The Power of Perspective

Leadership and The Power of Perspective | About leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, when you use the power of perspective, you can be more effective and successful. Here are tips for using perspective and gaining new ones.
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Insprired by Gus Petro's photo mashups

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Leadership Is Stewardship

Leadership Is Stewardship | About leadership | Scoop.it

Stop. Breathe. Deeply. Exhale. Hold still.

 

Listen for your heartbeat in your chest. This isn’t just another post in a stream of data input in your daily consumption of more. To fully grip the message in this piece, I need for you to breathe deep, and clear your mind to be present.

 

The rapid pace we maintain throughout the year too often prevents us from fully grasping what runs through our eyes and into our brains. We cannot fully digest what our actions mean to others in the rapid pace of our world. And as a leader, the consequences are adding up. Do you know what that holds for you and those you lead?

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By Shawn Murphy

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Nine Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

Nine Warning Signs of a Failing Employee | About leadership | Scoop.it

“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”

 

Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless nights leading up to that difficult conversation.

 
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The number one job for a leader is to help his or her employees succeed. Before an employee is terminated, a leader needs to be able to look in the mirror and honestly admit that everything possible has been done to help the employee succeed. 

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Be a Protégé Who Gives Back

Be a Protégé Who Gives Back | About leadership | Scoop.it
In my work I talk a lot about the importance of surrounding yourself with a strong entourage —a distinguished group of individuals within your network who support and inspire you. And no professional entourage is complete without mentors.
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The mentor-protege relationship. What can you offer to your mentor?

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5 Keys to Effective Delegation: How Leaders Assign Responsibility & Authority

5 Keys to Effective Delegation: How Leaders Assign Responsibility & Authority | About leadership | Scoop.it

As business leaders we experience constant pressure from all sides, but our time and energy to get things done and deliver results is limited. What do we do? Delegate effectively.

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Amy Ragsdale's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:05 PM

From the article:  Delegation is a "must have" for sustainable success and your sanity! Commit to delegating. Keep the important activities that play to your Strengths and delegate other performance driving activities to the Strengths of others with clear responsibility and authority. Done well, everyone wins; people grow and productivity increases. When you delegate to peoples Strengths your organization grows faster because we grow the fastest in areas we feel strong.  Recognize often the behaviors you need to see and before you know it everyone is winning.

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Leadership: Others do when leaders do

Leadership: Others do when leaders do | About leadership | Scoop.it

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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Leaders: teacher, coach and mentor

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5 Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive In Difficult Times

5 Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive In Difficult Times | About leadership | Scoop.it
As the workplace changes, the economy continues to struggle and employees remain paralyzed by the fear of uncertainty, leaders are trying hard to make a positive impact in people’s lives. People are challenged to remain motivated.
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Good but long read.

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It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success

It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success | About leadership | Scoop.it

We tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we really,really, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not common practice.

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#Leadership isn't complicated. There is no mystery neither any hidden secrets. Just do it.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:52 PM

Being present and mindful would be helpful.