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Simple Isn't Simple

Simple Isn't Simple | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Any fool can create complex. Complexity leads to confusion. Confusion leads to uncertainty. Uncertainty produces cowardice. Cowards never take meaningful action. Simplicity: Longfellow said, “... i...
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Longfellow said, “… in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”

John Maxwell said, “The leaders job is reducing rather than adding to complexity.” (Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013)

Lousy leaders confuse – exceptional leaders clarify.


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How to Let Go and Hang On

How to Let Go and Hang On | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Maybe not! What if it's time to let go? It takes more wisdom to let go than hang on. Desperation makes you hang on. Distress persists....
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Authenticity: 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt

Authenticity: 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Developing skills - when you’re empty on the inside - destroys you, especially if you succeed. Empty leaders lose themselves to skills, methods, and strategies. Teach how to be, before teaching wha...
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How to Motivate Others to Commit

How to Motivate Others to Commit | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Frustrated leaders ask, “How can I convince others to do what I want them to do?” Why is commitment so low? Reluctance: Reluctance to commit is natural and healthy. Overcoming reluctance is part of...
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The Jazz Principle: Why Good Leaders Celebrate Uncertainty

The Jazz Principle: Why Good Leaders Celebrate Uncertainty | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
A jazz-like worldview breaks rigid constraints and boundaries in exploration of different paths. And while leaders and followers are free to experiment and fail, one special benefit is that they are able to sense different, offbeat ways of getting to the right place.
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7 Ways to Break the Bondage of Old Patterns

7 Ways to Break the Bondage of Old Patterns | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Predictability is stability, until it shackles. Old patterns are hard to break because they worked, once. But, you've changed and what worked once is bondage now. Patterns establish predictability,...
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Leadership tricks and the advantage of becoming an essentialist

Leadership tricks and the advantage of becoming an essentialist | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Leadership tricks and the advantage of becoming an essentialist
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Everyone wants to live life fully reaping all its benefits. Having time for each life profile: career, healthy lifestyle, family, hobbies, leisure life – is the main concern. How successful are you with ticking all the boxes on every profile every day? Do you manage to do what you have planned? Or there are still some bullet points you decided to skip for tomorrow?

Time pressure. Speed of life. Tons of information. And we all need some quiet time to think as well. How do you cope?

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Secrets to Great Presentations

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Leaders who present well, extend their influence, broaden their impact, and advance their careers. Great talkers have an advantage. Two questions: Ask the most important question presenters forget ...
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Iraqi Kurdistan Set To Become An Independent World Oil Power

Iraqi Kurdistan Set To Become An Independent World Oil Power | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Iraqi Kurdistan is now moving inexorably closer to becoming an independent state, and a major world oil power.
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The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

New research suggests that altruism makes employees more innovative and engaged.
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Nonetheless, our study raises one common, perhaps universal implication: To promote inclusion and reap its rewards, leaders should embrace a selfless leadership style.

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Leadership and Influence Part 1

Leadership and Influence Part 1 | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Article reviewing the links between leadership and influence
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“ They key to successful leadership today is Influence, not Authority” Kenneth Blanchard.

I assume most of us are familiar with the word “Influencer”. I became acquainted with it a couple of years ago, through the scope of its current meaning, in light of all the digital eco-system we live in nowadays. Audience, followers, social media strategy, digital etiquette, expertise – this all builds up the world of influencer, its market share.

For me, it’s both exciting and challenging, the idea of being an Influencer and the way you can become one. I would say that expertise, self-discipline, focus, passion and egularity are one of the main features of strategy in order to become an Influencer. Passion will make it all come true much easier as well as leadership skills.

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7 Ways to Break Destructive Patterns

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Lousy leaders solve the same problems over and over. When problems feel familiar, negative patterns prevail. The real problem: The difference between success and failure is how quickly you see and ...
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The difference between success and failure is how quickly you see and deal with destructive patterns. How many times will you solve the same problem, before you acknowledge the problem isn’t the issue?

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How to Stay Relevant and Ahead of the Competition

How to Stay Relevant and Ahead of the Competition | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Staying relevant in a constantly changing world is an ongoing challenge. It requires emotional connection, innovation and leadership.
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 31, 6:28 AM

Great advice to stay current

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Break the Ice: 8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Break the Ice: 8 Networking Tips for Introverts | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
If the pressure to come across as interesting and likable feels defeating at times, here are some helpful hints to letting your true self shine through.
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3 Ways to be the One Others Love on their Team

3 Ways to be the One Others Love on their Team | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Frustration with people must be the number one frustration in organizational life. Wrong teammates distract, drain, and hobble. People, not work, make organizational life misery or joy. Success on ...
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 18, 6:32 AM

People not work create the environment...so when engagement suffers look at the people who control that...

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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"..study suggests that efforts should be made to structure activities so that instrumental consequences do not become motives. Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success..."

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 8, 5:14 AM

Great post on motivat

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When Assuming the Best is the Worst

When Assuming the Best is the Worst | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Assume the best about others until history says assume the worst. Believe history not hope. Before you go with the hope that they’ll pull through, ask yourself, what’s changed since the last time t...
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Oil and gas companies hoping for investor-friendly legislation

Oil and gas companies hoping for investor-friendly legislation | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has requested that President Jacob Zuma delay signing amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act
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How to Find the One Thing Everything Else Needs

How to Find the One Thing Everything Else Needs | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The success of every project or initiative boils down to one essential behavior. The one thing is - the thing - everything else needs. If someone took responsibility for the project you currently l...
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Leadership lessons from science - Washington Post (blog)

Leadership lessons from science - Washington Post (blog) | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Leadership lessons from science Washington Post (blog) Córdova spoke about her experiences and her current role leading the NSF with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and innovation at the nonprofit...
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10 ways to Enhance Charisma

10 ways to Enhance Charisma | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Admiration converts to influence. Charismatic leaders achieve results through presence and personality. People seek the approval of charismatic leaders. They love giving them what they want. Magnet...
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Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet

Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
According to Greg McKeown's book Essentialism, Essentialists recognize 90% of opportunities are distractions. Essentialists focus on just 10% of opportunities.
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"..We figure we’ll have to squeeze the new demand into the margin someplace, unaware that all our yeses are building a bomb that will eventually make casualties of our health, job performance, family life, and more."

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7 Ways to Maximize Quiet Leaders

7 Ways to Maximize Quiet Leaders | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Quiet, slow-movers frustrate talkative, quick movers. Those who think, speak, and commit quickly, often believe they’re superior to leaders who need time. One of the worst things leaders do is over...
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Tony Curl's curator insight, June 13, 2:39 PM

Leading people is about leading individuals. Build trust and rapport with them and understand their strengths they bring to the table. The concept that all leaders are vibrant and loud is a stereotype you wish to avoid if you want to be a great leader.

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▶ Presentation - Energy Investment Outlook - YouTube

Questions about the reliability, affordability and sustainability of our energy future often boil down to questions about investment. But are investors ready...
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10 Things Young Leaders Need to Succeed

10 Things Young Leaders Need to Succeed | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The Success of young leaders is the future of organizations. Old leaders, who cling to leadership, limit their legacy. Act like you’ll be gone next year. Rigor: Call for commitment. The image below...
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Master Time Management From Inside Out

Master Time Management From Inside Out | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Each one of us has 24 hours to our day, 18,400 unique minutes. How we master our time makes a big difference. Time management is an art. It involves efficiency and productivity with a focus on our goals. It is not about filling every moment with busy work, but rather organizing our time around what
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Successful leaders master their time from inside out:

Value time: Time is precious for each of us and it is a valuable resource.We should not spend it unwisely or give it away. Leaders who are masters of time know when to put a stop to activities that do not contribute to their purpose.

The word NO can sometimes be the greatest time management tool of all.

Plan time: Planning for how to spend your time enables you to work far more efficiently than figuring it out as you go. What is planned happens, because planning leads to action.

Prioritize time:  To master time management is to set priorities among your goals. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do what is important."..

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 31, 6:27 AM

its not about managing time anymore but how you use what you have