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7 Signs Employees Have Lost Faith in You

7 Signs Employees Have Lost Faith in You | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Finding time for self-reflection is not exactly high on the priority list when you run a startup. But it should be--before you have a staff mutiny brewing.
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I hope you never have to experience the employee side of this, however, we can all stand to see if these signs exist in ourworkplaces where we are the boss and to take some time for self-reflection!

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6 Little-Known Productivity Hacks to Improve Your Performance

If you feel like more mainstream productivity tips are not working for you, give these a try.
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Excellent tips, especially on Monday, for those who may be stuck in a rut!
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How The Most Productive CEOs Keep Email In Check

How The Most Productive CEOs Keep Email In Check | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Not every exec hits “inbox zero”—or even tries to. There’s more than one way to keep emailing to a minimum.
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The struggle is real! Trying to keep up with and sort email is a task unto itself for many. Here are some excellent tips from company leaders you may find helpful in managing the email time sink.
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The Real Secret About Success Is that It's Invisible

What moves you inside is more important than the external trappings.
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Internal issues matter more than externally imposed ones
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Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentially

Strategic Choices Need to Be Made Simultaneously, Not Sequentially | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
All your decisions need to fit together.
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Great piece on the importance of multi-tasking multiple lines of effort simultaneously. Great read.
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7 Leadership Lessons From the CEO of a Multibillion-Dollar Company

SAP CEO Bill McDermott is doing it his way--and it's working. Here are seven lessons you can learn from him.
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Great insights--servant leadership and taking care of your people are the secret ingredients.
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Three Indisputable Traits Of A True Leader

Three Indisputable Traits Of A True Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Three questions great leaders ask their team.

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GREAT piece...#1 You Must Be Worthy Of Trust, #2 You Must Be Accountable, #3 You are a learner, not a knower.
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7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.

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Good, quick piece on back-to-basics leadership principles.
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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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How to Get Paid By Telling the World What You Already Know

If you've ever watched a professional speaker and thought,
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Very insightful piece on getting paid to speak, of you have ever thought about it.
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3 Things All Great Leaders Know

Use uncertainty as a tool!
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I was just having this conversation yesterday with a friend--get comfortable with dealing in uncertain/ ambiguous environments!
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So You Want to Be CEO? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know First

If the CEO title is in your sights, here are five skills you'll want to hone.
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Want to lead from the top? Then you better be prepared for the awesome responsibilities that come with it.
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Think You're Too Young to Run a Business? Think Again

The next time someone judges you by your age, remember this.
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Take heart Gen Z! You got this!
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Sharpen your axe: Daily personal growth critical for leadership success

Sharpen your axe: Daily personal growth critical for leadership success | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership success comes with continuous growth, says Roshan Thiran.
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Passed along by a friend...don't be too busy felling trees (achieving) that you forget to sharpen your axe (develop and grow)!
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Bob Tiede | 15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

Bob Tiede | 15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership. These leaders are hungry. They wa

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This is a great piece for learning how to ask the right questions of a mentor or potential mentor, and for understanding what makes them tick.
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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is ou
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Fascinating food for thought for leaders at all levels.  Are you adapting to a changing world with your leadership skills?  Check this piece out.
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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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