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Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly

Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

An infographic designed to assist in leadership development courses: see leaders and leadership theories through the ages, and the correlation between these and the developing world.


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The Real Cost of Bad Bosses

The Real Cost of Bad Bosses | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Infographic: Crummy bosses aren't just a pain; they're bad for business. But how bad? We've found the stats--and it's not pretty.
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What the Research on Habit Formation Reveals About Willpower (And How You Can Apply it to Your Life)

What the Research on Habit Formation Reveals About Willpower (And How You Can Apply it to Your Life) | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
In the past decade, there has been a lot of fascinating academic research conducted around habit formation and willpower.
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Creating positive habits is one of the key skills in Managing Yourself.

 

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"Like throwing a pebble into a lake, the act of establishing one habit triggered a ripple effect that improved people's lives in a variety of ways."

Charles Duhigg writes:

"Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change."

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How to Seize Your Greatest Opportunities

How to Seize Your Greatest Opportunities | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Opportunity is ugly. Opportunity is a door that feels like a wall, an open window that feels shut, or a ceiling that feels too low. Mud disguises, pain exposes, and fear illuminates opportunity.
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Love the quote "You’re crushed from without when there’s nothing within"

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One Choice that Informs All Others

One Choice that Informs All Others | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Unable to choose is unable to move. Choices enable movement. Unable to choose is another way of saying stuck. Successful leaders make decisions. Everyone who’s stuck lives with choices waiting to be made.
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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. The process of making decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences. The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers. They become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions. 

Here 15 things most successful leaders do automatically:

1.  Make Others Feel Safe to Speak Up
2.  Make Decisions
3.  Communicate Expectations
4.  Challenge People to Think
5.  Be Accountable to Others
6.  Lead by Example
7.  Measure & Reward Performance
8.  Provide Continuous Feedback
9.  Properly Allocate and Deploy Talent
10.  Ask Questions, Seek Counsel
11.  Problem Solve; Avoid Procrastination
12.  Positive Energy & Attitude
13.  Be a Great Teacher
14.  Invest in Relationships
15.  Genuinely Enjoy Responsibilities


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http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2013/02/18/the-most-successful-leaders-do-15-things-automatically-every-day/


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15 is a lot to hold in mind at one time.  I suggest leaders focus on  4 key areas:  Manage Themselves; Manage Relationships; Manage the Team; Manage the Business.

Each of the 15 will fit into one of these areas.

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:31 AM

I hold no. 1 for very important. Often leaders are not able to give others the right feeling to speak up. Encouraging others, especially those who feel insecure about themselves, has to get our primary focus. Finding the right tone and sensitivity is very important. Leaders who show no empathy for others do not deserve to be titled a leader.  

Karin Sebelin's comment, March 7, 2013 1:13 PM
Thank you :-)
Karin Sebelin's comment, March 7, 2013 1:58 PM
It is not about learning these points by heart, it is about understanding and living these points ..
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5 Structures that Shaped Zappos’ Culture

5 Structures that Shaped Zappos’ Culture | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Lack of focus wastes energy, squanders resources, and defeats hope. Focus, on the other hand, eliminates the superfluous in order to grasp the essential. Success requires focus.
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Zappos is a truly great company and this insight into how they created their amazing culture reinforces the power of purpose.
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10 things bosses hate

10 things bosses hate | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

Funny how the first 'person' I thought of when thinking about what bosses hate is Homer.

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Great article from Naomi.  What is your pet hate?

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Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013 - Forbes

Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013 - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed.

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Hone Your Leadership Skills - TIME

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Hone Your Leadership Skills
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The tough economy of the last four years has made managing and leading a business a lot harder than it used to be, but a new book has some leadership lessons worth learning.
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Answering the Call: Women in Leadership Stepping Up and Stepping Out - Huffington Post (blog)

Answering the Call: Women in Leadership Stepping Up and Stepping Out - Huffington Post (blog) | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Answering the Call: Women in Leadership Stepping Up and Stepping Out Huffington Post (blog) "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch...
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In the EQ research I've studied (Martyn Newman ECR) women score higher in Relationship & Empathy skills so Gina has a point.  But let's also remember that all emotional intelligence (EQ) skills are learnable so even a man can learn to be more empathic! 

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Multi-tasking affects your brain more than smoking weed... - Interview @equalman

My recent interview with Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics and Digital Leaders. Erik shares many interesting tips, including the fact that multitasking affects your brain more than smoking weed does.


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Here's the stat Erik quotes:  "Trying to do two creative things at once (multitasking) such as writing an email while on a conference call will drop your IQ level by 10 points which is the equivalent of going 36 hours without sleep or twice as bad as smking weed!"

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Eric's Socialnomics and Digital Leadership are BOTH FANTASTIC READS! SEE HERE! http://amzn.to/Uxrloj
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20 Quotes for a Prosperous Year as a Small Business Owner

20 Quotes for a Prosperous Year as a Small Business Owner | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

Some may call you a dreamer or a fool, but one thing is for sure … you are a natural-born entrepreneur and business leader.

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Norman Schwarzkopf: 10 Quotes on Leadership and War - Forbes

Norman Schwarzkopf: 10 Quotes on Leadership and War - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
10 Quotes on Leadership and War by Norman Schwarzkopf (US General) RIP my fav: “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.”
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Science Of Persuasion

For more visit our blog at www.insideinfluence.com Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, ...

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A great summary of Cialdini's persuasion principles.

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Do You Trust Your Employees to Work Remotely?

Do You Trust Your Employees to Work Remotely? | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer unleashed a firestorm of commentary throughout the business world with her recent announcement that remote working was off the table for the tech company’s staffers, who will now be expected to show up in the office every day.
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Contains an interesting statistic about presenteeism  -

"While managers are more likely (79 percent) to view employees who get to the office early and stay late as “hardworking,” employees don’t feel the same. Just 54 percent believe these individuals are hardworking."

 

Being present isn't the same as being productive!

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Stop Stealing Dreams: Some Good Questions from Seth Godin ...

Stop Stealing Dreams: Some Good Questions from Seth Godin ... | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Life, Project Management, Leadership, Business, Politics and other little things (by Nelson Biagio Junior)
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Seth Godin. Doing what he does best - asking really fundamental and important questions.
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9 Entrepreneurship Principles You Shouldn’t Forget

9 Entrepreneurship Principles You Shouldn’t Forget | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Businesses fail all the time. SBA likes to throw statistics at you such as a 95% failure rate within a year of operation and so on. (But see the definitive small business failure rates.) The reasons as to why businesses fail can be many.
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I like No. 1 - "it's always about you"
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Harvey Mackay: John Maxwell offers wise views on leadership - Tulsa World

Harvey Mackay: John Maxwell offers wise views on leadership - Tulsa World | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvey Mackay: John Maxwell offers wise views on leadership Tulsa World As John says, "People won't go along with you until they get along with you." You have to get close to your people and connect with them.
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"Relationships are the foundation of leadership. You've got to develop trust" John Maxwell
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Only when we overcome our weaknesses we become true human beings and are able to lead best.
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What I see different is this:
John feels everyone should have a growth plan. He believes you need to discover your strengths and grow them through a daily plan. "Don't take the time to focus on your weak areas, because all you will do is get to average," he warns. "And people don't pay for average." 

► Overcoming our weaknesses is key nowadays ... in the spiritual age!

► Only when we overcome our weaknesses we become true human beings and are able to lead best.

Nat Sones's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:14 AM

I agree with others who've commented on this; while you need to overcome weakness, sometimes that just adds up to normal. Be extraordinary, if you possibly can. Be astonishing. Focus on what makes you that - and sharpen it to a razor edge.

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5 Lessons in Leadership from Sir Alex Ferguson

5 Lessons in Leadership from Sir Alex Ferguson | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Sir Alex Ferguson recently visited Harvard Business School to discuss his leadership style and what it takes to be a successful manager.
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Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep - Forbes

Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

Well, it’s that time again—time to start rolling out the New Year’s resolutions. Some of us will vow to eat less, exercise more, live in the moment, be more grateful. But what abour your New Year's business resolutions?

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Great list of resolutions.  I love No 9 - resolve to be a creator.  Ask 3 simple questions:

1) What is the outcome you want?

2) What stands in your way?

3) How do you overcome these obstacles?

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Which street are you on?

A short tale with profound implications

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Autobiography in 5 short chapters, by Portia Nelson:

 

1) I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.
    I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault.
    It takes forever to find a way out.

 

2) I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again.
    I can’t believe I’m in the same place. But it isn’t my fault.
    It still takes a long time to get out.

 

3) I walk down the same street. 
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in… it’s a habit
    My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault.
    I get out immediately.

 

4) I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

 

5) I walk down another street.

 

Which street have you started walking down in 2013?

 

If you want different results do something different.

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Leadership as Craftsmanship: Three Ways to Practice It - Forbes

Leadership as Craftsmanship: Three Ways to Practice It - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership as Craftsmanship: Three Ways to Practice It
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Craftsmanship is the operative principle in the manual arts.
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Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud

Communication Skills: Top 10 Tips for Tough Conversations With Your Boss, Business Partner, Or Best Bud | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

...the conflict has been ongoing, stress has clearly altered productivity and results, and both parties have crashed against a communication barrier that seems insurmountable. If you find yourself in that same predicament, consider these tips for a straightforward conversation that helps you break through that wall of hard feelings and misunderstandings...


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5 Things Business Can Learn from a Tree - Forbes

5 Things Business Can Learn from a Tree - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
I am always noticing metaphors, symbols, patterns. For a long time I have noticed the powerful principles embodied in the design and structure of a tree as it relates to business. I hope it helps your business like it has helped ours...

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Great metaphor highlighting some timeless business principles

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Leadership Journey - Forbes

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Leadership Journey - Forbes | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership lessons from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Leadership Journey
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5 Leadership Lessons From Tim Cook - Business Insider

5 Leadership Lessons From Tim Cook - Business Insider | Small Business Leadership | Scoop.it

"You can only do a few things great." - Recent interview with Businessweek offered a rare glimpse into Cook's life and philosophy as CEO of Apple. 

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