Surviving Leadership Chaos
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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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Leaders must live up to the definition of the term “leader.”

Leaders must live up to the definition of the term “leader.” | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What's behind the decline of our ethics and morals? It’s time to put an end to ethics as usual and restore our standards of decency and trust.
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Leaders must live up to the definition of the term “leader.”


(From the article): Your character matters most when nobody’s looking. I long for the day when honor has meaning. In this world, most people do the right thing because they know that what goes around comes around. And if it doesn’t, they know they’ll get paid back in karma points.


In the new world I envision, people follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law. This is a world in which shaking someone’s hand is as good as a contract and where one’s reputation is a valued asset. This is a world in which people go to great lengths to protect their family name, and leaders see their first responsibility as strengthening the trust and credibility of their institutions. In this world, people do the right thing not only because it’s considered acceptable behavior, but because they know every action affects another action. In this world, people won’t be policed by bureaucracies because everyone will see it as their duty to call out unacceptable behavior — ethical derelicts will be disgraced and shunned for their misdeeds. In this world, people are accountable to a higher power — themselves — letting their own conscience be their guide.

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Eight Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eight Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. On this day we celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known.

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(From the article): 5. Great leaders call people to act in accord with their highest values. It would be easy for the civil rights movement to change tactics and resort to violence. Some did. However, like Nelson Mandela did when he became president of South Africa, Dr. King called his people to a higher standard:

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:01 AM

Lesson #8:  Great leaders paint a vivid picture of a better tomorrow.


Leaders can never, never, never grow weary of articulating their vision. They must be clear and concrete. They have to help their followers seewhat they see

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Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling

Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
“What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.” -John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB During the past two years, B2C as well as B2B marketing leader…

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(From the artlcle): “What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.”

 

-John Maeda,



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Zeb WATURUOCHA, PhD's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:00 AM

It is true that if you don't listen to me, I will not listen to you though I might pretend to be listening because you are my boss.

Raymond Godding's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:01 PM

Leiders die beweging tot stand willen brengen, beginnen met luisteren voordat ze gaan vertellen. 

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5 Rules For Making Your Vision Stick

5 Rules For Making Your Vision Stick | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

If your business is on the path to success, it most likely is being managed in accordance with the strong vision of the founder, or a vision collectively agreed to by the management team.

 

The extent to which a business that actually has a vision for the future, will manage to achieve the articulated vision, depends on many factors ,not the least being communicating the vision in a way that sticks in the mind of all required to work towards its achievement.

 

This excellent article, discusses a study that identified the best ways to communicate the vision of the business to stakeholders, and suggests five qualities which need to be displayed in communicating the vision.

 


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Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:37 AM

Making a vision easily understood is critical. Drop the buzzwords and corporate speak. Use terms that are easily understood, unambiguous, and as simple as possible.