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The Antidote to Ambiguity: Values-Based Leadership

The Antidote to Ambiguity: Values-Based Leadership | Personal Power | Scoop.it

What is your mission statement? How many people in your organization have read it? Understand it? Remember it? BELIEVE IT? And, how many of those who remain after answering those questions have actually adopted it?

 

Management books universally extol the importance of a mission statement. I have both suffered through mission development exercises as a staff member and been hired to facilitate these sessions. The process goes something like this: a group of senior administrators lock themselves in a room for an extended period of time; they debate, compromise, and craft lofty prose until they finally unveil (white smoke from chimney) their UNIFYING DOCUMENT. Shortly thereafter, they proudly display their statements on websites, placards, and business cards, then sit back and wait for the wisdom to trickle down to the masses. Much to their surprise, little change occurs.

 

Read more: http://www.unconventional-leadership.com/2012/03/15/the-antidote-to-ambiguity-values-based-leadership/


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Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

 

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”

 

“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

 

Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947.

So let’s just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi.

 

1. Change yourself.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

 

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”...


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10 Brainstorming Techniques that Help Stimulate Your Individual Creativity

10 Brainstorming Techniques that Help Stimulate Your Individual Creativity | Personal Power | Scoop.it

Brainstorming is a great tool to find new ideas for our life. I like using various technics to do so. In this post you'll find 10 different, I'm sure you'll find one that suits you. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Brainstorming is a valuable method for rediscovering your creativity. Some days, you are drowning in an ocean of ideas. Others, you are looking at the desert and hoping for an oasis. You are creative, your brain just needs a bit of priming. Here are ten methods for brainstorming to get the idea river gushing.

 

1. Free Writing

Stream of consciousness writing is one of the most unpredictable forms of writing. You do not know where your brain will lead you, but you can be assured that it will be interesting. There is no special preparation for this method. Open a new Notepad window or pick up a sheet of paper and start writing.

 

Read more: http://www.persistenceunlimited.com/2010/08/10-brainstorming-techniques-that-help-stimulate-your-individual-creativity/


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