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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Nobody’s Perfect – So Get Over Yourself

Nobody’s Perfect – So Get Over Yourself | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Sorry if I'm the one to burst your bubble but, nobody is perfect. Not even you. You don't need to handicap yourself by carrying around that kind of burden. Aim for the bull's-eye? Absolutely. Strive for perfection? Yes - always - but understand that some times you can't attain the unattainable. 

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Worth Remembering … Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence – Vince Lombardi
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It's Your Life to Live. Own It!

It's Your Life to Live. Own It! | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Everyone is born with the potential for greatness. What happens next is up to you. It’s Your Life to Live. Own it!
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(From the article): Securing the ultimate prize takes strength and courage. You’re going to face challenges that seem insurmountable and suffer setbacks along the way, but faith, hard work, and determination will see you through. Don’t listen to naysayers or allow others to lead you astray; follow your heart and let your dreams lead the way. You owe it to yourself to be the best you can be. You’ll travel this road only once. Believe in yourself and make yourself proud. There are no dress rehearsals in life.
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6 Powerful Traits of the Most Inspiring Business Leaders

6 Powerful Traits of the Most Inspiring Business Leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Anyone can be a leader--but if you want to be an inspiring leader you need these powerful six traits.
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Authenticity is key. 

(From the article) If you are looking to be an inspiring leader, it is important to be an authentic leader. Authentic leaders are ethical leaders. They've identified their ethical codes, and they never compromise on what they believe to be right and wrong. Authentic leaders are inspiring because they know who they are and they don't let anyone keep them from making a decision that they know is right. They have integrity and a firm moral code, and they manage to stay sensible and stable even during the most difficult times.
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But What If My Team Doesn't Want to Change? 

But What If My Team Doesn't Want to Change?  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Change requires confidence and inclusion, not selling. When you can take your audacious vision and make it feel real, practical, and achievable, your team will sail along with you. 

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(From the article): No one wants stuff done to them, or even for them. With them goes a lot further. Ask employees, “What’s working well and how do we leverage it? What enhancements do we need? Where should we head next?” All these questions go a long way. Include employees by involving them in your change efforts. 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 14, 10:14 AM
Change happens. It goes on all the time, often unnoticed. It takes leadership without micro-managing and coercing people to follow. Good listening and being present are keys.
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Ask Profound Questions…Get Profound Answers

Ask Profound Questions…Get Profound Answers | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The way to get your focus clearer is by asking profound questions. This article is about teaching you what profound questions to ask to turn the fog in your head into crystal-clear energizing, unlocking, releasing, and expanding in your ability to focus. 

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(From the article): Secondly, make a hobby of collecting questions for a lifetime. I would encourage you to start today making your collection of questions. Ask your best friends, ask the leaders you know in your life, “What are your all-­­time favorite questions? What questions do you ask before making a major decision? What questions would you ask before you risk money? What questions would you ask at this point in my career? What questions would you ask before you decide to sell something or buy something or adopt a child or build a house?”

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7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work

7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Everyone wants to be recognized for doing a good job, to be able to earn promotions and raises and to move up the organization. However, the path isn't always clear, and sometimes we are our own worst enemies--standing in the way of our own success.


Via The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria
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Give these 7 proven ways of getting ahead at work a try, and watch your career skyrocket.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:50 PM

A good list of ways to ensure that you get the recognition that you deserve.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 17, 2015 3:06 AM

These seven proven ways are important for us because few of us are ready to speak out in meetings, few of us are ready to take up challenging work, few of us believe about showcasing our achievments and some of us don't take credit for exemplary work. In a world of cut throat competition, one has to speak out for oneself, and one has to step in before a totally unrelated person takes credit to a job done well!

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, March 17, 2015 4:40 PM
The seven tips to share with us Peter Economy to achieve promotion at work I find very valuable. However I will complementary, and that promotions in real world does not always achieved only with good practice, consider the "dark side (the hidden chart) organizations", then I completed 7 with the following tips: + Identify as measured and rewards people in the organization, in some it is not done a good job but: to be "loyal and obedient" to the boss, being a lame boots, paid to cover up or participate in matters little ethical, strike up a relationship. If you find that your company is rewarded (promoted) for some (or all) of the above reasons, you have to make a decision, quit and find an organization that applies meritocracy, or stick to change the satuo quo or to adapt and use it, IS YOUR DECISION, ARE YOUR VALUES!
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5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed

5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they're just as critical to any entrepreneurial business.

Via TechinBiz, Dan Forbes, juandoming, Aki Puustinen
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(From the article): Ask yourself the following: What do I need to do to keep up with the pace of business with the increasing complexity of today’s workplace? What can I do today to hone in on my leadership skills to be successful?

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Jean-Pierre Greeff's curator insight, July 29, 2014 2:38 AM

The Seed SA is passionate about leadership development, and we found this article to be a promising read.

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7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are

7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Owning and operating a brain is hard.

Via Anita, David Hain
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Interesting article: You believe a lot fewer ridiculous things than even the smartest people did just a few hundred years ago, but that doesn't make you smarter than them, just less dumb. 

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Anita's curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:14 AM

How knowing this could give you an advantage.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:35 PM

This is an interesting article with good examples.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 11, 2013 12:55 AM

Owning and operating a brain is hard. You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person.

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How Many Goals Are You Chasing Right Now (And Do You Have Too Many)?

How Many Goals Are You Chasing Right Now (And Do You Have Too Many)? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you going after too many different goals right now?

 

Do you have a long list of projects that you rarely make any progress on?


There’s no “perfect” number of goals … but, generally, the fewer goals you have, the higher your chances of succeeding with each.


Two Approaches to Goal-Setting


Imagine two people, Alice and Bob. They’re a couple; they have two kids, and they both have day jobs....


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11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs

11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

When everything’s a priority, how do you maximize your productivity and continue getting things done? We asked eleven entrepreneurs about their strategies for staying on top of mounting piles of work, focusing on what’s important, and otherwise holding on to their sanity while building a company.

 

Outsource, outsource, outsource
Everything may be a priority, but you are not equally brilliant at everything. Eliminate the unnecessary tasks and outsource your weaknesses so your time and focus is directed to where you’ll make the biggest impact for the business.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/JRdkjb


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Leadership Mantra: Delegation.

Leadership Mantra: Delegation. | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Delegation, an indication that identifies a real leader!

 

“Following the suggestion of a reader, in my last leadership mantra, I’ll approach with you a topic that is, in my opinion, very often misunderstood and not often enough used to fair value.”

 

What does mean delegation for you?

 

What are the words that come to your mind when you hear or you think to delegation?

 

Before reading further, you could invest a few minutes, to be clear about this issue.

 

What is emerged and to which group you belong to?

 

Here are a few groups:

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IKMOVE


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One Question Every Leader Should Inspire In Those They Lead

One Question Every Leader Should Inspire In Those They Lead | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A look at the challenges two leaders faced and what it reveals about the power of relationships to bring out best in those we lead.
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(From the article): And therein lies a valuable lesson every leader should take note of – we all want to know that what we do matters; that it makes a difference and has value. By accepting the help of those we lead, we serve to reinforce that need.
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7 Behaviors of Successful People

7 Behaviors of Successful People | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Forget luck. Embrace the right behavior patterns, and you'll be well on your way to success.
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(From the article): You don’t have to make an idol out of every successful person you know in order to learn from them. Instead, pick apart the qualities that helped them succeed, then practice embodying those qualities in your day-to-day life. What behaviors have you noticed in those who have achieved success? Which ones have helped you become successful?
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How well do we make time for what we desire and value most deeply?

How well do we make time for what we desire and value most deeply? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Monastic time management is about putting values into practice, practicing what we preach.
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How well do we make time for what we desire and value most deeply? Are we wasting time on being productive when we could be accomplishing something more important?
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Meus's curator insight, May 10, 1:31 PM

We all need to find time for what really matters.

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What Leaders Need To Do To Help Their Employees Succeed

What Leaders Need To Do To Help Their Employees Succeed | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Discover through two stories why purpose instead of passion is what's key to sustaining employee motivation and growth over the long term.
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(From the article): Ultimately, there’s no question that passion is important as it is the spark that can fuel our drive for change and growth. But what’s most critical to our ability to bring out the best in those we lead and to support both their present and future successes is helping them to derive a sense of purpose in what they do. Of finding meaning and value in the contributions they make to help transform our shared purpose into today’s reality.
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(From the article): Ultimately, there’s no question that passion is important as it is the spark that can fuel our drive for change and growth. But what’s most critical to our ability to bring out the best in those we lead and to support both their present and future successes is helping them to derive a sense of purpose in what they do. Of finding meaning and value in the contributions they make to help transform our shared purpose into today’s reality.
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25 Simple Things to Give Up If You Want to Succeed

25 Simple Things to Give Up If You Want to Succeed | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The best way to invite good new things into your life is to make room for them. Just as you declutter your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn't helping you make your success achievable.

 

Here are some good places to start.


Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson, Marc Wachtfogel, PhD, Roger Francis
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(From the article): We all have traits and tendencies we need to give up so we can let something great come in. Everyone is entitled for success; we just have to make room for it. Learn to give up what is keeping you stuck and start moving closer to the things you want out of life.

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Hil Gibb's curator insight, September 11, 2015 9:15 AM

Some simple, yet powerful, tips to remove the shackles and get more productive.

FELICIA PHILLIPS's curator insight, September 11, 2015 9:21 AM

Kick out the bad and say hello to the good!   25 things to let go so you can succeed!! #inc #success #entrepreneurship

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What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice

What Happens When You Put Aside Your Ego And Take Your Mentors' Advice | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

You are a twentysomething entrepreneur ready to launch a new business and your emotions are running wild. You're frightened, intimated, and stressed, but at the same time you're enthusiastic and confident about what the future holds.

 

At this point, it's time to step back and listen to those who have been in the same situation.

 

It would be a foolish mistake and a missed opportunity not to value the advice, experience, and knowledge a mentor can offer. Put your ego aside; be a sponge and soak up as much wisdom as possible.

I was in this exact position prior to launching SDC Nutrition Inc. I was confident and probably a little too self-assured, but I knew I had to set aside my ego to listen and absorb as much invaluable advice as possible from my advisers.


Via The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): Whether you're an established entrepreneur or fresh to the world of entrepreneurship, you should never hesitate to ask for advice from your mentors. Their expertise and perspective may be the knowledge needed to help you and your business succeed and prosper for many years to come.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 8, 2014 12:46 AM

Very good advice!

victor carney's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:52 PM

when you listen to somebody that knows more than you do you learn and grow into the best you can be 

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

 

Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.


Via The Learning Factor, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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(From the article): Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

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Sarah Frame's curator insight, April 30, 2014 7:58 AM

Good habits to practice, and not as easy as it sounds

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 24, 2014 3:33 AM

I like this article. In gives inspiration and highlights the need to be in touch with yourself

Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:40 AM

Everyday leadership requires mental strength and stamina, or more simply, perseverance.  The 13 things that mentally strong people don't do is a great reminder of how to keep your wits about you and persevere through the daily struggles of life and leadership.

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Building Self-Confidence - Prepare yourself for success

Building Self-Confidence - Prepare yourself for success | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.


Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: People who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.


After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that's being pitched by someone who was nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic.


On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.


Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJYFrN


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27 Traits Of Successful People

27 Traits Of Successful People | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Is it really possible to become a successful person in just one day? I actually believe you can become a successful person in just one second.

 

Why? Because to be a successful person you only have to change your thoughts and start to think like a successful person. Your have to program your brain to respond differently to situations that it was previously refusing.

 

But how exactly are successful people made and how do they think? I’ve read and studied a lot of books on the subject, as well as experimenting and asking around. The following is list of 27 traits that distinguish successful people from ordinary people. If you take the commitment to apply every day each principle in your life, you’ll start to see amazing results in no time.

 

They are positive. Successful people don’t let negative events alter their ego. They see the glass half full and not half empty. They are known as the ones who raises positiveness among others. Benefits: other people want to stay with them because they make them feel better. They say yes to everything. They take every opportunity they can. They are not afraid of doing something new, like giving a talk in public. They take everything like a challenge with themselves...

 

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The Fifty Success Habits

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So I thought that I might write a quick review of every self-help book ever written all right here in this one little post. Simple enough. I love the easy jobs. Surely it couldn’t be that hard, could it? I figured that maybe I could take the important lessons from every self-help book I’ve read and every life experience I’ve endured, condense all that into fifty key points and save everybody a whole bunch of reading time. Sure, global book sales in the self-help field might take a down-turn for a decade or so, but I’m willing to take that chance and put in a solid sixty minutes (or so) work for the good of humanity; my gift to mankind.

 

Selfless I know.


I thought that perhaps I could follow Stephen Covey’s lead (the Seven Habits) and come up with my own list of say…

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/K0qqcN


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Slavica Bogdanov's comment, May 1, 2012 8:24 PM
Thank you. It felt good to read this, more than words can say.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 2, 2012 3:54 AM
Great Slavica! Yes, this post gives us a lot of interesting insights to be successful and it easy to read!
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Leadership Mantra: Noise.

Leadership Mantra: Noise. | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

This noise who changing our life.

 

About what noise are we talking about here? There is talk about the discontinuous noise in our head, which is an integral part of our daily live.

 

Have you ever paid attention, if so, what was his tone? It was a pleasant tone, beautiful, positive or rather, unpleasant, ugly and negative?

 

Here, you can imagine, is the big difference.

 

Why am I talking about this today? Just because our attitude is dictated by this dialogue. If you are in the unpleasant and negative plan, it goes without saying that it will be difficult for you, to have a full and balanced life – which should ultimately be the goal of all of us.

 

Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/04/11/leadership-mantra-noise/


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