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If you're a leader with all the answers, that means you don't listen to your staff

If you're a leader with all the answers, that means you don't listen to your staff | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Unless they’re in crisis mode, bosses simply need to be able to motivate people to achieve shared goals
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Outstanding motivational piece on how to effectively lead.  Avoid coming into a new organization having all the answers, create a shared vision, earn commitment and trust, etc.  A great read!

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Leading is often about asking questions rather than having answers. Questions suggest that employees do know something the boss might not fully understand. This was rarely my experience in education. Usually, the people outside the classroom had the answers until it was a crisis moment.

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Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that makes us unique.
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We do this especially when were younger and inexperienced. Great advice to boost your confidence and forge ahead with proper blinders to the distractors around you.
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The 5 Most Common Leadership Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

The 5 Most Common Leadership Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether you're new to the game or are a seasoned pro, it's likely you'll fall victim to one of these common leadership mistakes.
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Lessons on Discipline and Success from a Former Navy Fighter Pilot

Lessons on Discipline and Success from a Former Navy Fighter Pilot | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Carey Lohrenz, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, describes at the Inc. 5000 conference the lessons she learned about not letting fear get in the way of her goals.
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I normally don't post video links but this one appealed to me for two reasons: a good message, and, it comes from a pilot--call sign Vixen!
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Here’s who Tim Cook turns to for advice

Here’s who Tim Cook turns to for advice | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Even the CEO of the most powerful company in the world needs advice. Here's some of the people Tim Cook has turned to, r
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A good message here, not necessarily about Tim Cook, but--who do you rely for good advice and mentorship across the spectrum of expertise required?
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15 Things Great Leaders Do When Things Get Really Dangerous

15 Things Great Leaders Do When Things Get Really Dangerous | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A former military aviator who led Marines in an incredibly dangerous job shares his insights.
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7 Common Body Language Habits That Are Making You Look Arrogant

7 Common Body Language Habits That Are Making You Look Arrogant | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There's a fine line between confidence and cockiness. Are these body language mistakes pushing you right over it?
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Look in the mirror or ask a trusted colleague if this is you and adjust accordingly--good tips.
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5 Bad Habits That You Need to Ditch Right Now

5 Bad Habits That You Need to Ditch Right Now | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
These poor habits can limit your success--and make you less likeable. Kick them to the curb and see what happens!
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Your Leadership Only Drives Success, Not Powers It. Here's What Does

Your Leadership Only Drives Success, Not Powers It. Here's What Does | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Culture reflects leadership. And one of the most essential components to leadership is to model the culture the company needs in order to succeed.
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Interesting perspective on what fuels employee engagement.
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7 Things Great Bosses Do (That You're Probably Not Aware Of)

7 Things Great Bosses Do (That You're Probably Not Aware Of) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You don't realize how good you have it until it's gone.
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Want To Train Millennials To Lead? 6 Things You Should Know About The Millennial Mindset

Want To Train Millennials To Lead? 6 Things You Should Know About The Millennial Mindset | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Millennials will need to be equipped to take leadership positions in organizations sooner than any other generation in history. Understanding the millennial mindset can help organizations prepare them to be leaders.
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Millennials are a quickly growing segment of the leadership workforce. Understanding their general core principles will aid in how to train them for those leadership roles.
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The One Thing You're Sure to Struggle With as a Leader

The One Thing You're Sure to Struggle With as a Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders face a lot of issues but one thing they will struggle with is sometimes staying positive. Being a leader is all about balance. You have to be
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Stay positive!
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6 Things the Best Bosses Do to Stay Friends With Their Employees

6 Things the Best Bosses Do to Stay Friends With Their Employees | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Simply running a business is not enough. Here's a guide to help you tackle interoffice relationships
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I would submit many struggle in this area but these are simple and straightforward ways to get it right. Judgment needed, though.
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Reflections on Persuasive Leadership: Leading When You're Not In Charge

Reflections on Persuasive Leadership: Leading When You're Not In Charge | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The ability to persuade others is paramount to success at every level.
Effective persuasive leadership can turn ideas into approved contingency
plans, doctrine, concepts, or programs of record. Convincing others of the
importance of a project or plan to gain their support and effort can be the
difference between success and failure.
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Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

Superbosses Aren’t Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
They know how to empower their team.
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Very interesting read on having the confidence to delegate big decisions down
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Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious?

Why Is Micromanagement So Infectious? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Stop it before it spreads.
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Very interesting piece...just let go and delegate more!!
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3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day

3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Stop setting yourself up for failure and start being happy now.
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Elegantly and simply stated. Great tips to start your Monday!
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3 More Ways to Push Past Your (Supposed) Limits

3 More Ways to Push Past Your (Supposed) Limits | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Break out of the beliefs that are holding you back with these powerful techniques.
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Good tips for leaders to go the extra mile when the situation demands.
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Here's How You End Your Meeting Madness

Here's How You End Your Meeting Madness | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you running your calendar or is your calendar running you?
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Be more efficient with your valuable time!
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7 Networking Hacks You Need To Start Using Immediately (That Actually Work)

7 Networking Hacks You Need To Start Using Immediately (That Actually Work) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Honesty is the best policy. Here's why
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Networking and the relationships built therein are key to expanding your knowledge and info base. The author also argues for making friends while networking.
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3 Ways to Create a Deeper Connection at Work

3 Ways to Create a Deeper Connection at Work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You have to put yourself out there if you want to create an authentic connection with people. Sharing your Leadership Point of View is one of the most powerful ways to accomplish that, according to coaching expert Joni Wickline. In the August issue of Blanchard Ignite, Wickline describes a Leadership Point of View as a…
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Theme of telling stories--your stories--surfaces again.
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25 Dumb Mistakes That Very Smart Bosses Make

25 Dumb Mistakes That Very Smart Bosses Make | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Very smart leaders make very dumb mistakes all the time. Maybe it's time to stop.
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All bad!
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4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.
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Great words and advice.
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How To Project Authority Right After You Get Promoted

How To Project Authority Right After You Get Promoted | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How do you get former peers and supervisors to take you seriously as a boss when everyone remembers the mistakes you made years ago?
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Great common-sense advice!
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3 Reasons Writing Is Great for Your Mental Health

3 Reasons Writing Is Great for Your Mental Health | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
According to a stack of studies, regular writing is great for your mental health.
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I'm personally a big believer in this concept! Most of my academic military writing is behind me, however, I still take the opportunity to pen an op-Ed or write a book review and get them published. Doing so helps me organize my thoughts for clarity and ultimately makes me a better leader. It takes time and discipline, but it's worth it!
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Dramatically Improve Your Listening Skills in 5 Simple Steps

Dramatically Improve Your Listening Skills in 5 Simple Steps | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You can do it! Here's how to boost your abilities
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Simple advice we all need a refresher on (especially me) from time to time!
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Alex's curator insight, July 28, 1:58 AM
In a time where distractions are more present than ever, listening skills have become even more important and relevant!
Alex's curator insight, July 28, 2:17 AM
In a world that's even more filled with distractions, listening skills become all the more important!