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Leadership trends, innovations, team-building, management versus leadership, leadership insights and intrinsic values
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When it's Time to Adapt Rather than Persist

When it's Time to Adapt Rather than Persist | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Persistence is one reason problems persist. More specifically, persisting in behaviors that don’t work, is one reason problems persist. Smart, motivated people, do this all the time. Persistence ha...
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12 Ways to Make the Most of Opportunities

12 Ways to Make the Most of Opportunities | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Everyone who says, "I wish I had more opportunities," doesn't understand opportunities. An opportunity is your chance to give before you get. An unmet need, for example, is an opportunity. The door...
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The Most Important Leadership Idea, Today

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A young leader asked, “What's the most important leadership idea?” He wants the down and dirty truth. The one thing. Honestly, my answer changes. This time I said, “Leadership is about understandin...
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How Confusion Gives Way to Clarity

How Confusion Gives Way to Clarity | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
I often receive emails that include things like, “Do you have any suggestions or advice?” Occasionally, I ask if they’d like to talk. These calls are part listening and advising, but mostly, they’r...
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4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching

4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Telling-leaders drain and disengage. Coaching-leaders energize. Energize through coaching: #1. Assume others know: Others don’t know everything, but they know something. What do you know about this...
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How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical

How to Receive Criticism without Becoming Cynical | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Leaders are criticized when they take action and when they don’t. Nice critics try to help by pointing out failures and faults, but neglect positive suggestions. Tearing down makes nasty critics fe...
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How to Use Doubt and Belief as Motivation

How to Use Doubt and Belief as Motivation | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Doubt inspires fear and insecurity, usually. Belief inspires boldness. Doubt as motivation: “I’m not sure you can do it,” drives those driven to prove you wrong. Doubt fuels performance when seven ...
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One Word Away From Transformation

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Leave a comment on today's post to become eligible for one of fifty copies (50) of, "One Word that will change your life." *** Focus, clarity, courage, and momentum are as simple as One Word. My wo...
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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, 2014 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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Seven Ways to Find Extra-Ordinary Connections

Seven Ways to Find Extra-Ordinary Connections | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Connect with an outstanding person who doesn’t need you to like them and doesn’t care if you do.
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15 Ways to Invite and Ignite Commitment

15 Ways to Invite and Ignite Commitment | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The ability to inspire commitment is the ability to create the future.
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The Illusion of Desire

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Recurring gossip, blame, and complaining indicate you want things to change, but you haven't done anything about it. Wanting change increases frustration when old behaviors continue. Tell me what y...
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10 Ways to be a Mature Leader Even if  You’re Young

10 Ways to be a Mature Leader Even if  You’re Young | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
I just got home from a conversation about maturity with some really smart college students. This post is inspired by our conversation. 10 expressions of immaturity: Don’t realize or don’t care that...
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Seven Steps to New Leadership

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You could be more. Can you live with that? Leaders don't. There’s hope if you’re unhappy. Contentment chokes growth. 7 Steps to New Leadership: #1. Distress fuels discontent and drives urgency. Eve...

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 19, 2015 8:33 AM

Love the phrase "Contentment chokes growth " Never settle is a part of "Off the Bench leading"

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5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out

5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Extraordinary strength in a person with a strong personality (SP) is a potent opportunity for advantage or destruction. Don’t dial back your strong personality. Choose when to let the tiger out. A ...
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How to Lower Frustration and Improve Performance

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Reflection is essential to improvement. Curiosity is essential to reflection. Focus curiosity on patterns when improving systems. What difficulty can you predict you'll encounter when we do this ne...
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16 Ways to Think Like a Leader

16 Ways to Think Like a Leader | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
The title of leader is common, even cheap. But, a person who thinks like a leader is a thing of beauty. The first step toward becoming a leader is thinking like one. Leadership is determined by the...
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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

Visit Inc.com for the latest issue of Inc. Magazine and get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow.vvvaggg cchetin T
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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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