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Chuck Hagel Lunches (And Learns From) Service Members

Chuck Hagel Lunches (And Learns From) Service Members | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
When you want to know what’s going on in an organization, especially a very large one, you talk to the people who make the place run well. That is what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is doing every since he assumed his current position last year. While Hagel was a Senator [...]
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Losing touch with the pulse of your organization??  Then get out and meet with those in the trenches doing the hard work and you'll get great insight while also messaging authentic commitment.

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Millennials and Leadership: What They Really Think

Millennials and Leadership: What They Really Think | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
  Studies on generations often end up in generalizations. Baby boomers think this. Generation X thinks that. My mind usually goes to the exceptions and challenges the assumptions.     Still, I’m fascinated by the research because I want to …
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If knowing what a majority of your workforce values consist reflects directly on how you lead them, understanding millennials and their proclivities may be better understood from this survey results' infographic.
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When Your Leader is Struggling, Here’s What You Can Do

When Your Leader is Struggling, Here’s What You Can Do | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
I am unhappy with my boss… He doesn’t give me feedback…. When she gives me feedback, it’s really vague and unhelpful… He doesn’t do what he says he’s going to do… She doesn’t tell me what is expected of me…. He [insert your personal complaint here]. I have been hearing this a lot
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Very GOOD piece on a topic I have not seen much written.  Great tips on how to work authentically with bosses who may not be firing on all cylinders.
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Reflections on Leadership: Uncertainty & Tomorrow’s Military Leader

Reflections on Leadership: Uncertainty & Tomorrow’s Military Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The United States military faces uncertainty on several fronts in the
upcoming years.  How deep will we get into Syria?  Will deployments to Iraq
surge to former levels?  Will the U.S. ever complete the mission in
Afghanistan?  In what ways will Russian aggression and Chinese expansionism
shape training?  How significant a role will cyber warfare play in future
conflicts? American military leaders, especially junior leaders, must be
prepared to confront these uncertainties; to do so, below are three broad
areas critical to military leadership of the future.
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Reflections here of value to both military and civilian leaders of all stripes and corner offices!
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7 Mindset Shifts That Will Make You Radically Successful Today

7 Mindset Shifts That Will Make You Radically Successful Today | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How to make small mindset tweaks to achieve massive success

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Great words on how to shift your perspective and think differently about what success looks like.
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Why leaders feel lonely and what they can do about it

Why leaders feel lonely and what they can do about it | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Good piece in describing how it feels at the top and some coping strategies.
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The 10 Traits of Top People - Or Not

The 10 Traits of Top People - Or Not | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Being a top performer is only half the solution. The circumstances matter just as much, often more. In the right circumstances just about anyone can be a top performer.
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Outstanding piece on traits that make great leaders.
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The Biggest Leadership Lesson I Learned From My Dad

The Biggest Leadership Lesson I Learned From My Dad | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
As Father’s Day approaches, it occurred to me how influential my dad was in my leadership development and the kind of man, husband, father and career professional I have become. His example shaped me
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Just posted this to my LinkedIN page.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope you value your fathers this weekend!
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Teach Your Team to Expect Success

Teach Your Team to Expect Success | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
They’ll be more likely to achieve it.
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This article is spot on. Your attitude toward your team acts as a barometer for how they will handle the myriad challenges they face day-to-day. I have been conditioned to think that most every challenge can be overcome through logic, persuasive argumentation, and plainly doing the right thing for the team. encouraging and empowering your team acts as a force multiplier for success.
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6 Apps That Will Turn You Into an Expert Public Speaker

6 Apps That Will Turn You Into an Expert Public Speaker | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The cure for all your presentation woes may lie in your mobile device.
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I admit that I laughed when I first saw the title of this article, but as I read through the enabling apps I came to realize that these can really help many of the common problems people have with public speaking. Check it out!
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4 Ways to Run Better Meetings (and Transform Your Culture)

Meetings. Some are dreaded, others are valuable. Make sure your meetings are productive and a good use of time...your culture will thank you for it.
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Short, hard-hitting ways to make your meetings efficient, short and productive.
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How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Think incrementally.
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You could also title this article, "How to express lackluster confidence through calculated risk."  A great read for all of us who sometimes are unsure what to do when faced with unfamiliar challenges.
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Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The art of asking questions is the source of all business success.
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Very good set of questions to help take stock of the recent past and this week when it comes to meeting goals and objectives.
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5 Things That Happen When a Real Leader Enters a Room

5 Things That Happen When a Real Leader Enters a Room | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Your failure to get to the next level hinders everyone relying on you. You can't take people beyond where you currently are, personally and professionally.
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Own it!
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Stop Trying to Graduate from Leadership Basics

Stop Trying to Graduate from Leadership Basics | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Vince Lombardi, the legendary football coach, famously gathered his Green Bay Packer team together as training camp opened in 1961, held a football, and declared, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” H…
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I like this piece for two reasons. First, the author won me over by relating a Vince Lombardi story that culminated in a Packers championship, but his second point that a strong foundation of leadership basics is necessary to the furtherance of all other leadership tasks should not be lost on all leaders.
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This Is the Path to Being a Great Leader

This Is the Path to Being a Great Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It comes down to respect.
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"Respect is the path to successful long-term leadership."
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Strategic Plans Are Less Important than Strategic Planning

Strategic Plans Are Less Important than Strategic Planning | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
No plan survives contact with reality.
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This quote in the article as coined by Winston Churchill says it all: "Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential." Plans themselves gives us a foundation for which we can deviate, and we should understand the implications of deviating. They also contain a lot of intellectual rigor in having gone through structured processes and in making risk decisions such that the flexible planning changes that may become necessary become easier.
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Optimism: The Secret Of Great Leadership

Optimism: The Secret Of Great Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for powerful fuel for your leadership, look at optimism. Winston Churchill used to say A pessimist sees the difficulty in every
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Though some may scoff at some of these notions I can tell you from personal experience as an eternal optimist that most everything turns out the way it is supposed to and worrying over things you can't control is a time waster and energy sucker. Positive thinking has benefits across the board!
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Gen Y career advice: Don’t follow your passion. Do this instead.

Gen Y career advice: Don’t follow your passion. Do this instead. | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The follow your passion advice, and the implied expectation, is that you should immediately walk into an exciting and fulfilling job. Instead, entry-level work is often tedious and tough.
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For frustrated millenials scouring the job market, take heart!
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You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you can influence and have an impact on others, you're a leader.
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If leadership can be defined simply as influence, then you certainly do not need a formal title.  Here are some questions to ask yourself as you take inventory of your leadership cache.
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The Biggest Leadership Lesson I Learned From My Dad

The Biggest Leadership Lesson I Learned From My Dad | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
As Father’s Day approaches, it occurred to me how influential my dad was in my leadership development and the kind of man, husband, father and career professional I have become. His example shaped me
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Just posted this to my LinkedIN page.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope you value your fathers this weekend!
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How to Experience Flow and Get Crazy Productive

How to Experience Flow and Get Crazy Productive | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Flow is a blissful state of effortless productivity where distractions vanish. Achieve this state of mind in 5 easy steps.
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Very interesting research on productivity. If you are struggling in any of the areas where advice is given please take a look.
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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Seek, sense, share.
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Can't disagree one bit on this one.  And a shout out to fellow Scoop.it curator Kenneth Mikkelson for penning this piece!
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3 Ways To Navigate A Toxic Command Climate

3 Ways To Navigate A Toxic Command Climate | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes you have to step up and take action against a toxic command climate when no one else will.
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Though geared for military organizations, mush of the toxicity described here, and the suggested remedies, can be applied to many types of organizations.
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How Great Leaders Value People

How Great Leaders Value People | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders truly value their people, and demonstrate that sentiment. This post details three ways leaders show they value their people.
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Trust your people, respect them and respond to their needs!
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10 Ways to Access Your Creative Genius

10 Ways to Access Your Creative Genius | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We were each born with an active imagination and creativity
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Maybe you're like me and lack much creativity. If so, here are some ways to tap what all of us already have inside.
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