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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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Monday Morning Leadership - Leadership, Sales & Life

Monday Morning Leadership - Leadership, Sales & Life | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is simple but complicated. Simple at times but complicated. There's no perfect way to lead but the key about leadership is to simplify it.
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The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age

The Sharing Economy Comes Of Age | About leadership | Scoop.it
At London's LeWeb conference kicking off today there is much talk about the new consumer values: transparency participation and collaboration. The...
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Leaders Do. Together. | workplace MOJO

Leaders Do. Together. | workplace MOJO | About leadership | Scoop.it

Countless organizations out there right now, while perhaps even appearing healthy and stable to those on the outside looking in, are dying on the inside. Morale is down. Infighting and politics are on the rise. Trust is lacking. Inefficiency isn’t. In short, it’s a hot mess.

So what’s to be done? Well, that would certainly depend on the group or organization, and what the specific symptoms are, but I think there’s at least one common denominator. These organizations need leaders, whether they have the fancy title or not, to step into the fray and become initiators of change.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:34 AM

If you’re a leader within a group or organization, whether officially recognized as one or not, start the shift. Lead. Encourage others to do the same. Get together with them. Talk about it. Recruit others to join you. Make a difference. What are you waiting for?

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Leading in a Systems World

Leading in a Systems World | About leadership | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

The impact of our leadership decisions is felt far beyond the spaces where we work. The choices that we make may impact people, communities, the environment and society ...
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Playing it analogue in a digital world.

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Can You Pass The More Human Leadership Test? | TerryStarbucker.com

Can You Pass The More Human Leadership Test? | TerryStarbucker.com | About leadership | Scoop.it
“A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, or to others, is not a nice person.
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Using Appreciative Inquiry to Minimize Negativity | WebTalkRadio.net

Using Appreciative Inquiry to Minimize Negativity | WebTalkRadio.net | About leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard the phrase: People join organizations but leave managers? Are you the type of manager people leave or the type of leader that people
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Appreciative Inquiry

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A.G. Lafley and the 3 questions every leader must answer | SmartBlogs

A.G. Lafley and the 3 questions every leader must answer | SmartBlogs | About leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders of our businesses, do we have the kind of concise clarity on three questions that Lafley answers in his letter?
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Three Steps to Build Authentic Leadership Behaviors | Metcalf & Associates

Three Steps to Build Authentic Leadership Behaviors | Metcalf & Associates | About leadership | Scoop.it
How to use the five elements of innovative leadership to become a more authentic leader is the focus of this five-blog series. We will explore each element in depth and provide recommended next steps.
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Better before Bigger

Better before Bigger | About leadership | Scoop.it

Most businesses need to grow. The buzzword is scale. Scale equals big. More customers quicker and faster. How can I scale what I’m currently doing and replicate it?

 

Is this a good thing? Is bigger better? It depends on what scale you are using? Do you want to scale locally, regionally or nationally?

What’s the hurry to get big (scale) so quickly?

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From Boomer to Gen Y Leaders: New Emperors Need Newer Clothes

From Boomer to Gen Y Leaders: New Emperors Need Newer Clothes | About leadership | Scoop.it

In the 1990s, we Boomers were fretting over a previous economic downturn and whether or not the Internet was a passing fad (another golden age of myopia). At that time, management thinker, Charles Handy, told a memorable story as an analogy for change in his book ‘The Age of Unreason’.

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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it
It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 3, 2013 6:53 PM

We need to distinguish the differences and know when each is most appropriate.

Nora Wendel's curator insight, June 4, 2013 7:16 AM

Are you a Manager or a Leader?

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True leaders create new leaders, not followers!
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Are You On Mission? Have a Leadership Creed

Are You On Mission? Have a Leadership Creed | About leadership | Scoop.it
Duty, honor, country… Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying poin...
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When we lead, what is our duty? How do we find honor in the legwork of leadership? What value does it provide to our organizations, families, communities, or the world we all share?

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Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid? | About leadership | Scoop.it

If you want to empower, engage, or motivate others, don't just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good. To quote from a previous HBR article, How to Play to Your Strengths, "Multiple studies have shown that people pay keen attention to negative information. For example, when asked to recall important emotional events; people remember four negative memories to every positive one." So, which behaviors do leaders most need to avoid? 

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Don’t believe the hype: Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘sharing economy’

Don’t believe the hype: Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘sharing economy’ | About leadership | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Milo Yiannopoulos is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Kernel and yesterday he gave a talk at LeWeb London entitled "Why the Sharing Economy is Bollocks." ...
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Well. I don't agree. But it is an opinion. 

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What Fatherhood Can Teach Us About Leadership

What Fatherhood Can Teach Us About Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
[Editor’s Note: John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio are the authors of The New York Times Best Selling Book, Athena Doctrine: How Women (And the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule The Future. All st...
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Truly Human Leadership

This is a great TEDx talk by Bob Chapman. Bob runs a company called Barry Wehmiller. He and his organization are obsessed with developing people and creating an environment that allows them to go home fulfilled by the work they do.


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:43 AM

This is an important message for any organizaiton.

Pavel Barta's comment, June 7, 2013 11:54 AM
I am so glad that we are moving away from the industrial era where human beings were just means to the end. The beauty and worth of human being is limitless and so is their potential to learn. We need to learn to unleash and harness the power that people have by treating them as human beings, like we would like to be trated ourselfs.
Tony Vengrove's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:54 PM

We're human beings, not human doings.

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Be a Real Mentor

Be a Real Mentor | About leadership | Scoop.it

The very first use of the word “mentor” comes from Greek poet Homer’s classic book The Odyssey.   As Odysseus is preparing to go off to fight the Trojan War he realizes he would be leaving behind his only heir, Telemachus. Since “Telie” (as he was probably known to his buddies) was only in junior high and since wars tended to drag on for years (the Trojan War lasted ten), Odysseus recognized that Telie needs to be coached in kinging skills while Daddy was off fighting.  Odysseus hired a trusted family friend named Mentor to be Telie’s tutor. Mentor, the man, was both wise and sensitive—two important ingredients of world-class mentoring.

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5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader

5 Easily-Copied Traits of an Excellent Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, sets a standard for company culture that you should imitate. Here's how.
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The End of Competitive Advantage

The End of Competitive Advantage | About leadership | Scoop.it

Virtually all strategy frameworks and tools in use today are based on a single dominant idea: that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. This idea is strategy’s most fundamental concept. It’s every company’s holy grail. And it’s no longer relevant for more and more companies...


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Tom Hood's comment, June 4, 2013 9:35 AM
I love Rita's work and this is a great read. Her big idea that competitive advantage is fleeting is on point. The way she recommends dealing with it to become systematic about innovation and she offers a "playbook" framework. I agree with Christopher's caution about not changing for change's sake. Thanks!
Suchitra Mishra's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:42 PM

Brilliant insights. Need to read this before reviewing/creating your organizational strategy

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:48 AM

Steve Denning discusses this intriguing new book called 'The End of Competitive Advantage'. According to the author Rita Gunther McGrath, all our current ideas about strategy and competitive advantage are based on the 'old economy'. The 'Creative Economy', however, requires a different strategy approach.


For example, "one of the biggest changes is “to stop thinking of within-industry competition as the most significant competitive threat. (..) Today, competition can come from anywhere. Now entire product lines—whole markets—could be destroyed almost overnight as customers defect in droves by “big bang disruption."

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Doing More With Less: 4 Ways to Cope (And Even Succeed) In A Downsized World

Doing More With Less: 4 Ways to Cope (And Even Succeed) In A Downsized World | About leadership | Scoop.it
Scaling down your operation doesn't have to be scary. But many people confuse activity and results. Meanwhile effective leaders succeed with limited...
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Five Warning Signs You Aren't Trusted As Much As You Think You Are

Five Warning Signs You Aren't Trusted As Much As You Think You Are | About leadership | Scoop.it
"I don't trust you." You will rarely, if ever, hear someone say that to you directly. Trust is one of those topics, along with religion and politics, that is usually taboo to discuss openly in the ...
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Strengthen your Leadership with a simply Weekly Quote

Strengthen your Leadership with a simply Weekly Quote | About leadership | Scoop.it
The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations. All posts are practical and applicable to help you apply the methods we teach.
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Leader - Member Exchange (LMX) Theory

Leader - Member Exchange (LMX) Theory | About leadership | Scoop.it
Every leader and follower are unique and work differently in different situations. Leadership is a relationship between leaders and followers, and building this relationship requires an appreciatio...

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:55 AM

This is one of the most effecitve leadership models in existence today...

David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:55 AM

Useful model and resource for those interested in this area.

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To Mentor or Not to Mentor, That is the Question

To Mentor or Not to Mentor, That is the Question | About leadership | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein once said, "Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means." If one agrees with Einstein, then there is no question IF mentoring is important,...
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What is a mentor and why should you mentor?

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Why Great CEOs Embrace the Uncontrollable

Why Great CEOs Embrace the Uncontrollable | About leadership | Scoop.it
Every day we see or read about superb acts of leadership. The ones that occupy an indelible place in our minds are often characterized by unexpected high-pressure, traumatic conditions and courageo...
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