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The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters

The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Image source by George Hodan Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret," of leadership in five letters, SERVE. The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and actionable clarity. Serve S...
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Questions Are Answers

Questions Are Answers | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Great questions change everything. Commands invite protection, resistance, and fault-finding. Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. There's a great question for every situation....
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Not Born With It? You Can Still Become A Great Leader

Not Born With It? You Can Still Become A Great Leader | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
To get from good to great, or even poor to great, build these six practices into your daily routine.
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How to Ignite Fire

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Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of, "Lead Positive." (25 copies available. Winners chosen at random.) The first job of leadership is catching a glimpse of who you are. Leade...
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Leaders who bring themselves to challenges and opportunities engage in effortless effort.

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Solving Leadership Isolation with Connection

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Leaders lay awake at night wondering what’s really happening. You wonder, “Who should I touch base with? Isolation prevents you from feeling the pulse of your organization. Blind spots hinder your ...
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Stories Of Wizards And Leadership for 2014

Stories Of Wizards And Leadership for 2014 | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Joseph Campbell who was an American mythologist, lecturer and writer said once that anyone standing on a street corner waiting for the light to turn green
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10 Hallmarks of Competitive Intelligence Excellence

10 Hallmarks of Competitive Intelligence Excellence | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Competitive Intelligence can be defined as the process of ethically gathering and refining information/data so that it can be used to make strategic busine
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7 Top Skills In Leadership

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When talking about leadership, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “What makes leaders great?” Those that want to succeed in a leadership career n
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Why Young Leaders Drive Old Leaders Crazy

Why Young Leaders Drive Old Leaders Crazy | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Young leaders are full of piss and vinegar because they haven’t failed enough. Old leaders look down their noses and think, “You’ll smarten up after you get knocked down a few times.” Old leaders f...
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Unlock Relationships that Transform Leadership

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I knew too much when I was younger. Now that I’m older, I have the same problem. But, the thing that most expands leadership is the belief that we don’t know. Those who think they know are worse of...
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13 Ways to Overcome Timidity and Fuel Boldness

13 Ways to Overcome Timidity and Fuel Boldness | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Stagnation emerges where uncertainty prevails. Fear pulls back and congeals the past. But, boldness builds the future. Boldness is the belief that hard work works. Bold teams achieve; timid teams s...
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Six Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Culture Now

Six Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Culture Now | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
People in strong cultures smile and laugh. The idea that it takes fewer muscles to smile than frown is silly. If you don’t want to smile, it doesn’t matter how easy it is. You may think you’re smil...
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Building strong organization requires smiling.

 

You set the tone. Telling people to be happy doesn’t matter until yousmile. People reflect leadership.

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100 Best Quotes On Leadership

100 Best Quotes On Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others; in my book Employee Engagement 2.0 I open every chapter with an enlightening quotation. Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time.
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..."My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery"

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Marshall Goldsmith: Choose to Invest Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith: Choose to Invest Yourself | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Over-commitment is the inability to say no. Chronic over-commitment reflects lack of priorities. Weak, insecure leaders fill their calendars to the point of panic. “Beware the barrenness of a busy ...
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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates

 

The hardest choice isn’t deciding what to do, although that can be tough. The hardest choice is deciding what to stop.

 

Lack of vitality is the result of
being too busy doing what doesn’t matter."

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The Most Challenging Leadership Skill of All

The Most Challenging Leadership Skill of All | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “STARTUP LEADERSHIP,” by Derek Lidow. Derek sold his last company for $100 million, in 2010. Image source The FIVE: Su...
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How would Confucius, Machiavelli and Sun Tzu define modern strategic management?

How would Confucius, Machiavelli and Sun Tzu define modern strategic management? | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
In order to survive in our contemporary life-style where we are trying to succeed in every profile, whether we need to cope with unexpected life challenges
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When you have won a victory, do not repeat the same tactics again. Respond to each new set of circumstances with new variations in your strategy – Sun Tzu, Chinese Military Philosopher, c. early 4th Century BC.

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Taking Back the Time | Mindful

Taking Back the Time | Mindful | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Have we equated productivity with speed? Margaret Wheatley on why our workspace could use a mindful pause.
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Breaking down the Barriers of Leadership

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Breaking down the barroers of Leadership IntelligentHQ Regardless of how experienced a leader you are, you're bound to run into significant challenges in y
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Building Bridges: 7 Ways To Improve your Communication Style

Building Bridges: 7 Ways To Improve your Communication Style | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
In this age of instant communication, everyone seems to be in such a rush to speak what’s on their mind that we forget to focus on truly communicating to o
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7 Top Skills for Business Intelligence

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  According to Pringle and Company the business intelligence industry is growing at a phenomenal rate of 15% annual growth each year. There is simply not s
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Resolving Tension Between Young and Old Leaders

Resolving Tension Between Young and Old Leaders | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
“You’re challenge is giving control to young leaders.”  (Spoken to an old leader at lunch three years ago.) He was a quiet gentleman. It was like I had reached across the table and punched him in t...
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How to get more comfortable saying 'no' like you mean it

How to get more comfortable saying 'no' like you mean it | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it

",,,Plan ahead. If you know a request is coming, think in advance about your response. Use a gentle tone of voice to say "no." Blaming external circumstances may help alleviate your guilt and embarrassment at not being able to comply...."The word makes some people uncomfortable, but it is necessary for setting boundaries, experts say

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Plan ahead. If you know a request is coming, think in advance about your response. Use a gentle tone of voice to say "no." Blaming external circumstances may help alleviate your guilt and embarrassment at not being able to comply.

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7 Ways to Gain Authority

7 Ways to Gain Authority | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Those who constantly demand and use authority don’t deserve it. Thoreau said, “Any fool can make a rule…” Longing for authority reveals a deep sense of powerlessness, unwillingness to defend ideas,...
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Don’t give authority to those hungry for authority. Give authority to those hungry to serve.

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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Which kind of leader are you?
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"..Working out which types of leaders you have on your team can work wonders for your effectiveness as a group.  It helps you to recognize how you and your colleagues can individually make their best contributions. This will in turn create a culture of mutual support and trust, reduce team stress and conflict, and make for more creative problem solving. It also informs your search for new additions to the team: what kinds of personality and skills are you missing?"

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What Leaders Can Learn From Mandela's Selflessness And Sacrifice

What Leaders Can Learn From Mandela's Selflessness And Sacrifice | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi all went to jail instead of abandoning their beliefs. Our politicians seem more keen to abandon their beliefs to stay in office.
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.."With the rise in popularity of layoffs as a first choice option to balance the books, a strategy that only started to gain popularity in the 1980s, it seems a good too many leaders of companies today would sooner sacrifice their people to save the numbers than sacrifice the numbers to save their people. That's like getting rid of one of your children to protect the car payments. No sacrifice. No service. No leaders."

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Mandela: His 8 Lessons of Leadership

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As he celebrates his 90th birthday, the world's greatest moral leader reflects on a lifetime of service — and what the rest of us can learn from it
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.."Lead from the front–but don’t leave your base behind"


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