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The #1 Rule of Leadership - "It's not about you"

The #1 Rule of Leadership - "It's not about you" | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Perform a search of “leadership” on Google and you will find dozens of listed leadership “rules” and “qualities” (most of which are very accurate). But there is one primary axiom of leadership that
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Growing leaders sometimes forget the purpose of ascending into positions of influence and authority.  A real tendency to become a firm mindset is to think your ascension leads you to a place where others serve you, when in fact, quite the opposite should be true.  Your leadership is about helping others and not about you!

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Simon Sinek: How Good Leaders Become Great

Simon Sinek, bestselling author of Start With Why, explains that leadership isn't a rank you achieve. It's a skill you need to practice your entire life.
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Great leadership advice from Simon on this Monday morning!
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Great leadership advice from Simon on this Monday morning!
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6 Powerful Ways to Make Anyone Into A Great Leader

The function of a leader is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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Encouraging tips to build aspiring leaders!
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Encouraging tips to build aspiring leaders!
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Why 99 Percent of All Meetings Are a Complete Waste of Money

And time. And energy. And opportunities to accomplish great things instead.
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This piece argues for the shrewd, yet often necessary, rule set required to infuse discipline into your meetings. Never be afraid to establish policies for rules like this, or similar ones--especially if you are in charge!
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The Complete Story of the Millennial Generation

How gaming, the Internet, and mobile technology rewired an entire generation. This exhaustive timeline will help you better understand Millennials.
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See millennials from the perspective of their timeline...very interesting!
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7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write

Ever heard of Writer's Block?
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As a military leader who just stepped into a college presidency role, I found this advice refreshingly honest and simple!
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Maybe They're Born With It: 10 Qualities That Make Great Leaders

Not everyone is cut out for it, but there are a few traits that separate the good leaders from the greats.
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Good reminders in this piece as we prepare to go back to work from the long holiday break.
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Good reminders in this piece as we prepare to go back to work from the long holiday break.
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How to Deliver Criticism in a Positive Way

Start by saying something friendly.
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A great approach and one I've used for years.
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7 Questions Interesting People Always Ask in Conversations

Replace those typical (and boring, I may add) questions like, 'What do you do for a living?' with these refreshing questions that lead to great conversations.
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I often talk to many groups of people I have no prior affiliation. These questions are great starters to make connections where they otherwise don't exist. I especially like 2 and 3 in the first list, and the book discussion item in the second!
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Why Being a Mentor Isn't Actually About What You Think

Why Being a Mentor Isn't Actually About What You Think | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You can dish out advice to anyone. But to be a good mentor, you need to learn to listen first.
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An exceptional piece that well captures what a true mentor is and does, finally! Read about the difference between tailored mentorship and merely providing management advice.
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It's Lonely at the Top -- Here's How to Know if Your Stress Is Business or Personal

Looking for some support? Start by knowing the cause, before you seek the cure
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Very interesting piece about whether a coach or therapist is right for helping a leader.
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7 Habits To Build Your Center Of Influence

Use these stealth and natural conversational methods to rapidly build rapport, be memorable, and deduce what motivates the individual on the other side of the table.
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The essence of taking care of your people is getting to know them better. Here are some ways to start the process.
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How to Be a Terrible Leader (Hint: It's Easy)

Effective leaders are confident, empathetic, and self-aware. Ineffective ones are just the opposite.
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Want to be a terrible leader? Here's how!
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5 Obvious Signs Someone Has True Leadership Ability (Ask Any Employee)

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.
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Great piece!! People over profit, and other good wisdom nuggets.
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How to Write a Sincere Thank You Note That Will Make People Smile

To craft a thoughtful and effective thank you letter, follow this template.
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You can never go wrong with an attitude of gratitude!
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Paralyzed by Fear of Failure? Here's How to Break Free and Succeed

Ever made a mistake in business or been afraid of failing in your career? Free yourself from the past and future to unlock success in the present.
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Don't let making a mistake paralyze you. Make a conscious decision to move forward and just do it!
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Why Your Brain Prioritizes Instant Gratification Over Long-Term Goals, According to Science

In many cases, logical reasoning isn't a strong enough motivator.
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4 solid tips and the science behind them to help you control your emotions and meet your goals!
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How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.
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Perfect advice...the piece on employee disengagement due to lack of setting goals and expectations is telling and leaders should examine this within their organizations.
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Perfect advice...the piece on employee disengagement due to lack of setting goals and expectations is telling and leaders should examine this within their organizations.
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7 Outside-of-Work Hobbies That Help Entrepreneurs Be Their Best in the Office

Making time to step away from work is crucial to being your best on the job.
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Substitute leader for entrepreneur in this piece as these same principles apply--exercise, traveling, networking, mentoring, etc.
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3 Reasons Why You Need To Address Poor Performers Quickly

If you don't step in it can damage results and your reputation
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Most would rather sweep this issue under the carpet yet not addressing poor performance in others reflects poorly on your leadership!
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Most would rather sweep this issue under the carpet yet not addressing poor performance in others reflects poorly on your leadership!
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Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too

Don't let self-doubt prevent you from reaching your goals.
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Great story and advice!
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Why You Should See Challenges as a Motivator and Conflict as a Blessing

A challenge is not a curse. A conflict is no cause for depression. See these setbacks as a springboard to help you achieve even more in the job...and in life.
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We all face challenges and conflicts. How do we face them and with what attitude can actually strengthen us and our resolve to handle future flaps.
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True Happiness Means Doing These 4 Things Every Day

Happiness isn't for a select few. Practicing these daily routines can help you find more joy in your career.
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Train Yourself to Stop Wasting Time on BS

Obsessing over the little things can erase time for the things that matter. One website can help you reward yourself for balancing your mental checkbook of petty obligations.
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Interesting approach to completing complex tasks/projects...
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As A Leader, Everything Matters

As A Leader, Everything Matters | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Kids and employees have an amazing ability to pick up on when our behaviors don't match up with our words.
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A good reminder of how important personal situational awareness is to those around you!
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A Year In The Life Of A CEO, As Told By Numbers

I often get questions about what a typical day in the life of a CEO looks like - here it is by the numbers.
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