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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

7 Top Skills In Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
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

Unlock Relationships that Transform Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
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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Seven Ways to Defeat Hopelessness

Seven Ways to Defeat Hopelessness | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Hope is a way of thinking when things are uncertain. Leadership requires boldness in the face of uncertainty. Boldness requires hope. Hope enables action. Hope believes things can change. Leaders w...
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Leadership requires boldness in the face of uncertainty. Boldness requires hope. Hope enables action.

Hope believes things can change.

Leaders with hope rise to challenges. Leaders without hope run. Hope gets more done than discouragement or despair.

Hope faces uncertainty with reasoned confidence."

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
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My Favourites: 

- Don't ive away power to make you feel inferior or bad

 - Don't waste energy on things you can't control

- Don't worry about pleaseing others

- Don't make the same mistakes over and over

- Don't fear alone time - treasure it!

 

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One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership

One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.
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Future of Business Leadership: "Purpose beyond profit; social business at the core!!"

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Managing Your Boss

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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

7 Top Skills for Business Intelligence | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
  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

Mandela: His 8 Lessons of Leadership | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
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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10 Ways to Win at Office Politics

10 Ways to Win at Office Politics | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Lack of leadership invites backstabbing, gossip, sabotage, game-playing, and foot-dragging. But, don’t expect a savior on a white horse to rescue you after you've been stabbed in the back.  Respond...
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...Office politics: " choose What is important versus Who is important.."

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Tips & Secrets From Top CEOs

Tips & Secrets From Top CEOs | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
“There are three roles of leadership: lead, follow and (or not) get out of the way, and the key is to know when and how to do each.”
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20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback

20 Ways to Give Negative Feedback | Leadership Primer | Scoop.it
Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death. Growth requires feedback. Successful leaders are great at giving feedback. Good intentions don’t compensate for poor execution when it comes to negati...
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The Focused Leader

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;;"Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness—getting in touch with your inner voice. Leaders who heed their inner voices can draw on more resources to make better decisions and connect with their authentic selves. But what does that entail? A look at how people focus inward can make this abstract concept more concrete."

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