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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on respect and leadership | opensource.com

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on respect and leadership | opensource.com | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst offers some insight on how respect is integral to good leadership and how respect is earned.
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A humble perspective on leadership regarding the earning of respect.  One point in particular that leaders often miss is his point on demonstrating confidence.  Weak, unconfident leaders exercise their authority from a basis of fear, while confident leaders do so based on trust and empowerment.  Confidence doesn't necessarily mean you have all the answers, but means having the confidence to get to the answer through active listening, asking good questions and trusting those around you to give you good advice and counsel.

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5 Hobbies That Make People Better At Their Jobs

5 Hobbies That Make People Better At Their Jobs | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Hiring managers should take the personal interest section of resumes seriously, these hobbies are signs of focus, discipline, and more.
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The example hobbies in this article are a good jumping off discussion for the point that striving for balance in your life--for me it is spiritual, familial, intellectual, physical, and work--creates conditions for a better work life and sharpens you in all the other areas, too.  My hobbies are reading, writing, and obstacle course racing which all give me decided advantages in the other balance endeavors I pursue.  Any hobby will do, and getting lost in that hobby is even better!

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Adjemson's curator insight, January 23, 8:46 AM

#EfficacitéProfessionnelle #GestionDuTemps #DeveloppementPersonnel :
En gestion du temps il est intéressant de comprendre que développer tous ces grand rôles dans la vie (social, spirituel, familial, professionnel...) participe à vous faire atteindre avec qualité votre "Grand" objectif de vie. Voilà ici, très clairement 05 exemples de hobbies qui améliorent drastiquement notre efficacité au travail! Vous choisissez le(s)quel(s)?

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13 Leadership Habits Our Nation's Top Military General

13 Leadership Habits Our Nation's Top Military General | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Our diversity is a blessing and will help us succeed in these challenging times
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Exceptional piece from our top US military leader, who also happened to be my boss's boss in my last position.  Not just saying this because of that, but this hits the nail on the head!

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6 Leadership Practices That Every Leader Should Follow

6 Leadership Practices That Every Leader Should Follow | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders think strategically, understand the critical link between focus and clarity, and appreciate the value of time. So, fewer and fewer are inclined to let others waste their time. …
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I like this piece a lot.  It boils down to knowing your audience and what they need from you out of a meeting/engagement.  If they have questions after your abbreviated presentation, they will ask.  Less is more, and the real learning often come in the ensuing discussion following a presentation.

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How Damaging Is a Bad Boss, Exactly?

How Damaging Is a Bad Boss, Exactly? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
What’s the one factor that most affects how satisfied, engaged, and committed you are at work? All of our research over the years points to one answer — and that’s the answer to the question: “Who is your immediate supervisor?” Quite simply, the better the leader, the more engaged the staff. Take, for example, results […]
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I buy into this 100%.  Even a mediocre organization can improve work performance by simply having a good boss who cares.

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What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years

What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence? “Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future. But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, [...]
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I am naturally skeptical when people try predicting the future.  Some of these notions in this piece ring true, yet others have already occurred in many forward-leaning organizations today--such as asking good questions, employee pulls and customer pulls.  Thus, I would contend that many leaders are already innovating and turning traditional leadership models on their head by moving in this direction.

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Baillie Lumber's curator insight, January 16, 1:39 PM

Do you think leadership will be different in 20 years? The article mentions how leaders in the future will continue to push the boundaries of decision making into the organization and away from a central command post.  Maybe that is an effective approach for today as well.

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Feeling Overwhelmed By Work? How Other Countries Are Beating Us at Work-Life Balance

Feeling Overwhelmed By Work? How Other Countries Are Beating Us at Work-Life Balance | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
In the U.S., we tend to have a problem with work-life balance. What are the secrets that other countries are using to solve the problem, and how can we use those to improve our stress levels and productivity?
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An issue I talked about incessantly when I was an Air Force wing commander--working hard doesn't necessarily mean working smart.  Use the best part of your circadian rhythm day when you are most alert to have meetings, read, think and otherwise include the most strategic parts of your day.

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Honest Hearts Produce Honest Leaders - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Honest Hearts Produce Honest Leaders - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Honest leaders are memorable. They keep check on themselves, demonstrate sincerity, lead by their values, and are ruled by their principles.
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Good piece on honesty and principled leadership and how there should be no daylight between them.

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20 Mantras Great Leaders Live By Every Day

20 Mantras Great Leaders Live By Every Day | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There might not be a single recipe for what makes a great leader, but these 20 mantras can put you on the right track.
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Informative reminders to help check ourselves and our leadership styles.  Re-cage your style by reviewing this simple mantras.

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Leading with grace

Leading with grace | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Newcomers in leadership positions often feel as if they’re wearing clothes that don’t quite fit. But the ability to mitigate this discomfort and to project a sense of calmness and clarity - even if you don’t feel it - is one of the keys to effective leadership.
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Leading with grace requires a foundation of self confidence and a high degree of authenticity.

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14 Essentials That Help Today’s Leaders Do Great Work

14 Essentials That Help Today’s Leaders Do Great Work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about one thing they need to do good work. Here are the responses.
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Check out this simple laundry list of things to make you a more effective leader.

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Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership

Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
He was once regarded as one of the best business leaders in the world. At the end of his career, he was disgraced and, by some measures, considered one of
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Key #1: Passion

Key #2: Work Ethic

Key #3: Persistence 

Key #4: Humility

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9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military

9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Three US military veterans explain how their time serving as officers prepared them for leadership roles in the corporate world.
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I want to give a plug for a program referenced in this piece regarding the Master of Business for Veterans, or MBV.  Check out this article if you are a mid-level officer (or NCO with a Bachelor's degree) for details at the hyper-link to the MBV within the article--particularly if you are thinking of transitioning from the military to the civilian sector. 

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How Strong are the Questions You’re Asking? Use This Index to Know | Verus Global

How Strong are the Questions You’re Asking? Use This Index to Know | Verus Global | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Ok, so I read this piece thinking I was going to learn about the value of the questions leaders ask, and this piece goes down that road it falls short.  I think the broader issue leaders need to know about their people (downlines) and vice versa is about the quality of the questions asked.  The piece suggests plotting this, yet we all know when we give a pitch to our upline leadership whether they have truly grasped the presentation by the quality and depth of their probing follow-on questions.  Strive to be this kind of leader!

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The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader

The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Find out why it's important for leaders to understand how people feel about the freedom they have and their relationships at work.
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Science helps explain some leadership theories/maxims about what many of us have intuitively experienced.

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Are Employees Actually Doing Any Work?

Are Employees Actually Doing Any Work? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How can you identify the employees slacking on the job and, most importantly, how bad is workplace slacking?
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Fascinating piece that confirms something I've suspected at certain places I have worked.  Good info for executives to potentially understand a segment of their work force.

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How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great

How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.
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Great motivational tidbits on leadership and being a great boss! 

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5 Ways Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us

5 Ways Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders have some common traits when it comes to how they approach problems, information, and other people.
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Exceptional piece to start your Tuesday morning.  If you can relate to some (or all) of these ways, you are unlocking the means to becoming a great leader!

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The 7 things successful people never say - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

The 7 things successful people never say - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be successful but your actual words might be undermining your chances of success writes Llya Pozin.
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Really good tidbits in this piece...cause for self-reflection.

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My First 90 Days: Why You Should Have 30 Coffee Meetings

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Great piece reminding us how to get started on the right foot when joining a new organization.  I am actually using some of this right NOW!

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work - HBR

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work - HBR | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Start by changing your mindset.
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Many people dread, and even avoid having difficult conversations with employees who may not be living up to their potential.  These tips may help organize your thoughts as you approach how to have these necessary discussions.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 12, 10:05 AM

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage the exchange so that it goes as smoothly as possible?

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Top Ranked Leaders Know This Secret: Ask For Feedback

Top Ranked Leaders Know This Secret: Ask For Feedback | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
When leaders ask for feedback does it make them look weak? This is a question I hear frequently from corporate executives and entrepreneurs. It is a common misperception that seeking feedback makes a leader seem unconfident or needy. In reality, it takes courage to request feedback and the impact of [...]
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The answer is unequivocally NO to this question.  Good leaders are self aware enough to know they don't have all the answers and need feedback to improve and cover down on blind spots and weak areas--period! 

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Don’t Run in the Pentagon

Don’t Run in the Pentagon | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership lessons from a career in the military.
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Good leadership gems applicable not only to military, but to all executive leaders.  Flexibility, patience and leadership by walking around...check it out!

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Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s a trick question.
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Despite the analysis and evidence this article brings to bear, the answer, in my experience, is quite simple--people.  Investing in them every time will bring results.  Have the self-confidence to develop your people and they will always bring results!

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John Michel's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:57 PM

Social skills are a great multiplier.  A leader with strong social skills can leverage the analytical abilities of team members far more efficiently. Having the social intelligence to predict how team members will work together will promote better pairings. 

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3 Steps to Leading Your Life in a More Excellent Way

3 Steps to Leading Your Life in a More Excellent Way | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
“We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?” Edward YoungDifferent is good.In fact, I believe different can be very, very good.Of course, thinking and being different than those
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Great post by my friend John Michel about making the most of your leadership potential.  Reminds me a lot about the plot line for "Atlas Shrugged."

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Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence

Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Nobody is born a leader, but the traits that we associate with big-picture vision can be built over time in small ways.
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“[Leadership is] about doing less and being more. The reason you want to do these kinds of practices is that it increases your availability to your task, which is being aware of and solving problems so that other people can do great work.”  This quote in the piece says it all--if you read nothing all day, read this short inspiring piece on channeling your inner leader.  Great read!

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