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The Seven Powers of Powerful Questions

The Seven Powers of Powerful Questions | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Questions are the most powerful statements you make. Questions expose. Your questions tell me who you are. Questions invite thought. Answers end thought. Questions enlighten. “It is not the answer ...
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Leadership trends, innovations, team-building, management versus leadership, leadership insights and intrinsic values
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Egoless Leadership is a Myth

Egoless Leadership is a Myth | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
In a perfect world everyone serves from a heart of love. But, I see ego-centric motivations in my heart. What about you? Egoless leadership is, at best, an aspiration. You know you're an ego-driven...
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Mike Mowery's curator insight, December 11, 5:51 PM

We should all aspire to leave our egos at the door, but this is a very honest and good discussion about realities.

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Kindle eBook: hustle

Kindle eBook: hustle | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
A meditation on business and professional success, made-up with a carefully chosen selection of 133 meaningful quotes from a wide-range of leading thinkers, successful business people, creatives and industry experts in key areas: including Napoleon Hill, Marilyn Suttle, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Edward De Bono, Joe Pulizzi and many, many more.
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7 Ways to Make the Past a Platform Not a Roadblock

7 Ways to Make the Past a Platform Not a Roadblock | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The past is a dark, dissatisfying place. I can’t resist the temptation, at this time of year, to look back and forward at the same time. There’s nostalgia, anticipation, sadness, gratitude, and hop...
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Seven Ways to Be Grateful Like a Leader

Seven Ways to Be Grateful Like a Leader | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The opportunity and ability to contribute is the great privilege of leadership. Be grateful every time you open your hand and heart, even if results fall short. Generosity expands life. Gratitude a...
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10 Ways to Grow into Challenges

10 Ways to Grow into Challenges | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Certainty is a symptom of ignorance. You’re never fully up to real challenges. If you feel prepared for the challenge, it’s really just business as usual. The top 12 leadership challenges: Dealing ...
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Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds

Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Ultimately, economic progress depends not on saving and the accumulation of capital, but on creativity. That is why fear of “secular stagnation” in today’s advanced economies has many wondering how creativity can be spurred.
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Avoid 4 Dangers of Impatience - Still Get Things Done

Avoid 4 Dangers of Impatience - Still Get Things Done | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Show me a leader with patience and I’ll show you someone people trust. Dealing with people requires patience. They’re putting up with you all the time. 4 dangers of impatience: Fractured relationsh...
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How Questions Hinder Connection

How Questions Hinder Connection | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Questions demonstrate interest and make people feel they matter. Questions show respect, but reflection enables connection. 7 questions to evaluate your listening: What do you enjoy about listening...
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The Real Truth About Authority, Power, and Position

The Real Truth About Authority, Power, and Position | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
You don’t need authority, power, or position to lead. Sometimes they get in the way. Leading is serving, nothing more, nothing else, nothing less. Become a leader by serving. The trappings of leade...
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13 Things You Don’t Need to Lead

13 Things You Don’t Need to Lead | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Pressure based on unrealistic expectation; frustrates, defeats, even crushes. Self-imposed pressure drains joy, prevents progress, and invites leaders to become isolated and self-protective. Leader...
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How Positive Thinking Really Works

How Positive Thinking Really Works | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
I start feeling negative when I hear, “Stop thinking negative thoughts.” Positive thinking is important. Successful leaders are optimistic about success. But, positive thinking that results in fant...
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Your Data or Your Life

Your Data or Your Life | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Today's amalgamation and synthesis of digital services and hardware is designed to make our lives easier, and there is no doubt that it has. But have we stopped asking fundamental questions, both of ourselves and of the companies we entrust to do all of these things?
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"..Privacy is only one part of a larger discussion around data ownership and data monopoly, security, and competition. It is also about control and destiny. It is about choice and proactively deciding how people’s data are used and how people use their own data…"

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Courage to Take a Different Path

Courage to Take a Different Path | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The most frightening thing in life is reaching for what lies deepest in your heart. You won’t get there alone. Mentors ignite courage and fuel progress. This post is based on my conversation with L...
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The "Better" Question Changes Everything

The "Better" Question Changes Everything | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you...
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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

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10 Ways to Become a Molder of Reality

10 Ways to Become a Molder of Reality | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Some mold reality, others are molded by it. Character is strength to mold rather than be molded. Reality bends to leaders with character. Leaders with character mold reality. Character stays steady...
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Is It Time to Stop Saying Thank You

Is It Time to Stop Saying Thank You | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Gratitude, honor, and recognition are so much deeper and more powerful than just saying thanks. It's true that a heartfelt thank you can make someone’s day, it’s a small thing that makes a big diff...
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What Matters Now

What Matters Now | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
A million small things call you away from what matters now. We sell ourselves to the "devil of busyness" because it’s easier than doing what matters now.  Busyness is an excuse to avoid what matter...
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What Keeps Employees Motivated?

What Keeps Employees Motivated? | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 16, 8:54 AM

Recognition, coaching and communication and did I say recognition ....thank and tell people they are doing a good job every chance you get. Its money in the bank of relationships and engagement.

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12 Ways to Get Serious about Fun

12 Ways to Get Serious about Fun | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The law of the sad face says the more important leaders are the less they smile. You can’t milk fun out of self-important, problem-centric leaders. Fun seems frivolous when issues are important, op...
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10 Invitations to Transformation

10 Invitations to Transformation | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Ask people to talk about what they’re good at and their eyes light up. For some, the topic of their strength is so awkward that it takes them time to get their bearings. Eventually, everyone smiles...
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Why Poor Performers Don't Get It

Why Poor Performers Don't Get It | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The unskilled often feel they’re doing better than they are. Poor performers, who lack skill, don’t realize their performance is poor. They think they’re fine. You think they’re failing. Poor perfo...
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"Skill enables perception"… 

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How to Prevent Unnecessary Conflict

How to Prevent Unnecessary Conflict | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The worst fight is the one that’s unnecessary. People collide over small issues and completely miss the big stuff. Agree on deeper purpose before solving surface problems. Every problem you repeate...
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John Maxwell on the Three Phases of His Journey Pt. 1

John Maxwell on the Three Phases of His Journey Pt. 1 | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
John Maxwell told me there have been three phases to his leadership journey. The first is having followers. Follower phase: A leader without followers is delusional. 5 top ways to earn followers: H...
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