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The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader

The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
People respect selflessness in a leader, and perceive it when they see safety, service, and sacrifice.
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What is your motivation to act?  Selfishness or selflessness?  This  author contends that "Safe is a place where people come to work not worried about whether they will have a job tomorrow, where compensation is fair, where employees feel that they have gotten a little bit better at their job every day, where they feel there is opportunity to advance and learn, and where their bosses treat them like they are important contributors to the betterment of the organization."  Keep these concepts in mind as you lead: Selflessness, Safety, Service, and Sacrifice. 

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How to Become a Purpose-Driven Leader

How to Become a Purpose-Driven Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
To capture the hearts of our team and ignite their passion, we must meet one of their most basic psychological needs.
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What is your purpose and what does it mean?
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9 Ways the Most Successful Leaders Refuse to Run Their Meetings

9 Ways the Most Successful Leaders Refuse to Run Their Meetings | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes, what you don't do matters even more than what you do.
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Meeting mechanics can always be a time sink--a huge peeve of mine! Break the cycle with these efficient meeting time savers!
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Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School

Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvard teaches leadership but if you want to learn what works best in running a startup, use six principles from this alumna
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Simple and straightforward common sense, particularly at the end...treat others as you would want to be treated.
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The Importance of Visionary Leadership - ACHIEVE - Blog

The Importance of Visionary Leadership - ACHIEVE - Blog | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Share this article:   Vision is our view of the future. Vision is the portrait of our hopes and dreams. It is our mental picture of what might be, but ... Read More
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A good reminder that leaders must cast and evaluate vision for the workplace. That vision must speak to the journey the organization is headed and not necessarily the destination. Leaders should revisit the vision from time to time with the organization to assess progress.
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5 Work Practices That Are On Their Way Out

5 Work Practices That Are On Their Way Out | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A lot of change is coming in the future of work, but we can start by removing these five outdated work practices from our offices:
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All of these practices reflect current times, however, I would caution doing away with employee reviews, particularly in the government sector. If an employee is not meeting expectations, there must be a documentation checks and balances system that may eventually lead to releasing that employee in the worst case. Otherwise, what grounds would there be to do so?
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This Simple Truth About Life Is The Secret To Success (and Maximum Productivity)

This Simple Truth About Life Is The Secret To Success (and Maximum Productivity) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The true secret to productivity is simple, yet profound.
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"People who achieve their goals are consistent. They work every single day. If they do take time off, they're very intentional to be completely disconnected from work so that they can recharge and come back to their job refreshed."
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One Behavior Separates the Successful From the Average

One Behavior Separates the Successful From the Average | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Being successful requires being proactive and not waiting for life to come to you.
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Be an initiator!
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10 Horrible Leadership Habits You Need to Get Rid Of

10 Horrible Leadership Habits You Need to Get Rid Of | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.

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Look in the mirror and do a self-check up of these items and work to rid them from your way of conducting business.
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The way we work doesn’t work, anymore

The way we work doesn’t work, anymore | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Gallup has released its 2017 State of the American Workplace, and the first words, from Jim Clifton, Gallup’s Chair and CEO, takes a very strong stand: He goes on to make a list of recommendations…

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Summary of a Gallup "2017 State of the American Workplace" Report.  The article portends that the report makes for fascinating reading, particularly on the different attitudes and working styles amongst millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers.
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A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World

A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Management is tough enough in normal times. But what are leaders to do when their companies are buffeted by global uncertainty? Bill George explains charting a course True North.
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How does your organization stand-up to VUCA 2.0 principles? --Vision, Understanding, Courage and Adaptability.
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10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.

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A summary of many of the things you've heard before.
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8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid

8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Workplace emotional health depends heavily on leadership. These are 8 bad boss behaviors to watch out for that can lead to stress in the workplace.

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Revisiting toxic leaders and the cancer they impart.
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A Harvard professor on the five questions to ask when facing tough decisions

A Harvard professor on the five questions to ask when facing tough decisions | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

'It’s making teams work and the relationship of trust and candor that you’ve got to try to foster.'

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A good short piece on executive decision making wrapped in stories.
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21 Examples of Personal Development Goals for a Better You - EmployeeConnect

21 Examples of Personal Development Goals for a Better You - EmployeeConnect | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
21 personal development goals examples designed to enhance your quality of life, achieving more, becoming stronger, more confident version of ourselves.
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Many of these should resonate with you. For me, #s 4, 13 and 17 are great reminders.
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Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Even a brief moment of reflection can help.
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A clarion call well worth the read to leaders of organizations, particularly larger ones. Fascinating and telling are the stats in the diagram on organizational purpose.  If the organization and leadership haven't forged objective-driven vision and mission statements together, the organization will likely devolve into the "in reality" portion of the attached poll.
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Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We’re hardwired to read emails in a more negative tone than how they were actually written. Here’s the antidote.
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This is a great piece for communicating better via email. Since email doesn't convey emotion all that well, we can all benefit from better techniques and advice for sending them.
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6 Nuggets of Wisdom About Life I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

6 Nuggets of Wisdom About Life I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If I could turn back the clock, this is what I would tell a younger, less wise me.
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Great advice, and seeing that my oldest daughter is a 22 year old senior at Michigan State, quite apropos!
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How This 2-Minute Pep Talk With Stephen Curry Is a Sign of Great Leadership

How This 2-Minute Pep Talk With Stephen Curry Is a Sign of Great Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Coach Steve Kerr from the Golden State Warriors gave a pep talk to star Steph Curry that shows how great leadership works. Here's how to follow the example.
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Four good quick lessons for motivating and tapping into the potential of your team.
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How Way Too Much Focus is Killing Your Creativity

How Way Too Much Focus is Killing Your Creativity | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Focus can be essential to productivity, but it is possible to try too hard to get things done. Here are three ways you can be focused without burning out
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Multitasking can actually assist in sustaining long-term focus with multiple projects.
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3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally - Ivy Exec Blog

3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally - Ivy Exec Blog | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Developing a strong relationship with your boss is one of the most important tools for career success.

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Some good advice and strategies for aligning yourself with your boss...the sum result being necessary loyalty.
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Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Three ways to boost output.

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Some interesting research and insights on productivity and efficiency.
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Characteristics of a Good Listener – The Mission

Characteristics of a Good Listener – The Mission | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

I was at a dinner and someone told me, “if you are even thinking of a response while someone is talking, then you aren’t really listening.” I thought about it a lot afterwards. For a long time I felt…

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Very good first-hand characteristics of what good listening constitutes.
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How To Spot Leadership Potential In Millennials

How To Spot Leadership Potential In Millennials | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

I’ve said it dozens of times: millennials are some of the sharpest, hardest-working employees out there, and I’m proud that they comprise over half of my team at Vanderbloemen. Here are several key attributes to look for when interviewing a millennial in order to discern their leadership potential.

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Soon millennials will constitute the majority of our workforce, and will quickly become (as they are in many) the leaders in several industries.  This piece helps us understand they are not much different than previous generations of workers, and in many cases, better! 
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These Are The Top Three Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

These Are The Top Three Reasons People Quit Their Jobs | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Forget work-life balance: These other factors have more of an impact on retaining employees.

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Really interesting data covering 5000 people in the corporate sector. These reasons are very different than those given in the military. 
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