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TEDxDesMoines - Angela Maiers - You Matter

Angela Maiers is an education and technology consultant from Des Moines, Iowa who shares with us how two words can change a life. In the spirit of ideas wort...
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Seth's Blog: Open, generous and connected

Seth's Blog: Open, generous and connected | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Isn't that what we seek from a co-worker, boss, friend or even a fellow conference attendee? Open to new ideas, leaning forward, exploring the edges, impatient with the status quo... In a hurry to make something worth making.
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Overhauling how we teach leadership

Overhauling how we teach leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Ethical leadership and ethical leaders are not the same thing. (Woop woop #JEPSON! Overhauling how we teach leadership http://t.co/2cpRlFd3 #UofR)

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John Michel's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:44 PM

It’s time for those of us who teach and write about leadership explicitly to acknowledge the essential difference between studying leaders and studying leadership.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog)

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog) | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 8:07 AM
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Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?

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Mediocre Me - Living up to your own potential? Job Unsatisfying? Are your relationships far from what they could be?

Mediocre Me - Living up to your own potential? Job Unsatisfying? Are your relationships far from what they could be? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Mediocre Me - A Leadership Book (Book a Speaker, Speaker Guest, Keynote)
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How to Lead People You Don't Agree With

How to Lead People You Don't Agree With | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Politics and religion... These are two topics that many people suggestion should stay "non-topics" in a polite society. Fightin' Words Following politics in any country shows the passion that peopl...
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Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear

Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Why didn’t I want to speak up? I could feign altruism by saying, “I didn’t want to hurt other people’s feelings.”

 

But that would be a lie. The truth is that I was afraid. It was all about me.

I didn’t want to be embarrassed.I didn’t want to lose face.I didn’t want to be wrong.I didn’t want others to think less of me.

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:53 AM

Excellent post on how to lead and act in spite of fear. 

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College grad with ties to First Coast creates volunteer corps to empower Tanzanians

College grad with ties to First Coast creates volunteer corps to empower Tanzanians | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Many idealistic young people get out of college intending to help save the world.
Caitlin Kelley is actually fulfilling that pledge, at least in the part of the world called Tanzania.
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True Leadership

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. 

In between, the leader is a servant. 

- Max DePree


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Why Can't We Get Anything Done?

Why Can't We Get Anything Done? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
These days, people know a lot. Thousands of business books are published around the world each year. U.S. organizations alone spend more than $60 billion a year on training -- mostly on management training.
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:38 AM

(From the article):The other trap that companies and people fall into is confusing making a decision with making something happen. First, we become obsessed with making the right decision -- which becomes a major obstacle to trying something to see if it works. Then we forget a simple fact: that a decision by itself changes nothing. A decision is the beginning of the process of doing, not the end of that process.

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OVERCOME: A Minute With John Maxwell, Free Coaching Video

http://JohnMaxwellTeam.com - Join the John Maxwell Team, receive free daily coaching videos from John C. Maxwell. John is an internationally recognized leade...
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What are good ways to resolve conflicting "#1 priorities"?

What are good ways to resolve conflicting "#1 priorities"? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

RE-EXAMINE THE PRIORITY OF EACH

This first step is a heuristic designed to save time. These basic questions, applied to each solution, hopefully help you arrive at a decision quickly:

Ask yourself "what would happen if we don't do this?Are we solving a core problem, or working on context?What problem is being solved (prioritize problems over solutions)?How many customers/users does this solution benefit?Does the solution fit into your products strategic vision?Does the solution fit into your organizations strategic vision?How well does the solution fit into the roadmap in terms of timing?Are other high priority items in the backlog complemented either solution?


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:35 AM

I am really starting to like Quora.  Here is an example why.  I am working on strategic planning for 2013 and dealing with the same old issue of competitng priorites.  I found this question and very good answers.

 

image credit:  http://www.xfitforlife.com/priorities

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9 Qualities of the Servant Leader

9 Qualities of the Servant Leader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know the 9 qualities of a servant leader? Learning the nine attributes of servant leadership can change your style.
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Spiritual Leadership: Do No Harm

Spiritual Leadership: Do No Harm | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Do no harm as a leader. We have seen many positive components of leadership and spiritual leadership in blogs posted on this L2L blog. But there is more to leadership than just the positive we can do and grow in as leaders.

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Leaders, It Takes Courage To Talk About Safety

Leaders, It Takes Courage To Talk About Safety | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

My last two articles Leaders Beware, Good People Bully Too and Unexpected Leadership Skills focused on how easy it is for managers, as I was, to bully their staff without even knowing that we are doing it.

It's always easier to spot bullying behavior in other managers."

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The connected leader | Harold Jarche

The connected leader | Harold Jarche | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:43 PM

This would be a good model for any edcuational institution.

AnnC's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:00 PM

concepts that can turn our organizations upside down - in a good way!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:23 PM

The nature of organisations are going to change dramatically over the next 20 years.  Collaborative working will become the norm.

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Seth's Blog: Those people

Seth's Blog: Those people | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
At a recent seminar, a woman who helps run a community college stood up to ask a question. "Well, the bad news," she said, "is that we have to let everyone in. And the truth is, many of these kids...
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From the article: "Everyone is capable of being generous, at least once. Everyone is capable of being original, inspiring and connected, at least once. And everyone is capable of leading, yes, even more than once.

 

When those that we've chosen to teach and lead write off people because of what they look like or where they live or who their parents are, it's a tragedy. Worse, we often write people off merely because they've been brainwashed into thinking that they have no ability to do more than they've been assigned. Well, if we brainwashed them into setting limits, I know we can teach them to ignore those limits."

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Edge online - Leadership - Leadership styles - John Adair: taking the lead

Edge online - Leadership - Leadership styles - John Adair: taking the lead | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Famous for his ‘three circles’ Action Centred Leadership model, John Adair has been nicknamed the father of leadership. Helen Mayson meets the man who inspired a leadership revolution

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From the article:

"I think this is the greatest sentence ever written on leadership: “The task of a leader is not to put greatness into people, but to draw it out, because the greatness is there already.”

That’s what a true leader thinks. We have a responsibility to the world to play a leading part in growing and developing good leaders and leaders for good."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:14 AM

Leadership is fluid and is never outdated. What I am not seeing is the shift from management to leadership. It certainly is not happening where I work and live. The trust question and answer is revealing. He does not use the word narcissism, but it is in evidence and growing. What will that do for the next generation?

 

Tom Hood's comment, February 10, 2013 8:05 AM
Love the curator insights (Amy & donhornsby) "I think this is the greatest sentence ever written on leadership: “The task of a leader is not to put greatness into people, but to draw it out, because the greatness is there already.” That’s what a true leader thinks. We have a responsibility to the world to play a leading part in growing and developing good leaders and leaders for good." and (From the article): Half the world’s population is 25 years or under, so we have an immense job of sowing the seeds for the next generation of leaders.-
John Adair - Thanks!
Tom Hood's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:16 AM

In our five years working with the CPA Profession's best and brightest young leaders (AICPA, MACPA, UACPA, LSCPA Leadership Academies), I worry that many of our current leaders are not taking the responsibility to develop new leaders fast enough. Yet when you get these young leaders in a room, it is easy to pull their greatness out of them.


What can we do to develop more leaders fast enough as two baby boomers will retire for every Gen-Xer available to replace them?


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"I think this is the greatest sentence ever written on leadership: “The task of a leader is not to put greatness into people, but to draw it out, because the greatness is there already.” That’s what a true leader thinks. We have a responsibility to the world to play a leading part in growing and developing good leaders and leaders for good."


And (From the article):


Half the world’s population is 25 years or under, so we have an immense job of sowing the seeds for the next generation of leaders.- 
John Adair

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Leaders Inspire What The Manager Cannot | Bob Burg

Leaders Inspire What The Manager Cannot | Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I loved this recent quote on Twitter by my great friend, Leadership Authority, Steve Keating: People do not commit to a manager, they comply with a manager.
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5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One)

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (and How Not to Be One) | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as a warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln).
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Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways

Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
People follow strong leaders with drive and ambition. But these 12 actions of grace will make you a leader worthy of following.
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Why I cheer when my employees leave

Why I cheer when my employees leave | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Some companies are at their most vindictive when their employees are at their most ambitious. And when I say ambitious I mean the worker is considering leaving for a job at another company.Some
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Costs of a Bad Boss [VIDEO] | Sustainable Business Forum

Costs of a Bad Boss [VIDEO] | Sustainable Business Forum | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
“The True Costs of a Bad Boss” is a thought-provoking video brought to our attention from One Minute MBA. It includes some compelling research in a fun, familiar style.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:48 PM

a bunch of whiners or poor leadership?  You decide...

Lenka Lutonska's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:54 AM

These statistics don't sound very encouriging...there is a lot of work to do!

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Leadership With Heart: The Four “E’s”

Leadership With Heart: The Four “E’s” | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is like Baskin Robbins ice cream offerings; there are many flavors. The world is now hungry for new and innovative ideas and concepts to replace the old worn out definitions that have served us for centuries.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:38 AM

(From the article): An leader can easily become ineffective if the tribe is not in alignment; but a team with heart is difficult to beat.  Take a new look at how you are leading, you can get more by inclusion than exclusion.

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Dr. Mary Kay Whitaker | Leadership Skills

Dr. Mary Kay Whitaker | Leadership Skills | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Dr. Mary Kay Whitaker can help you increase your leadership skills through consulting and training.
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