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Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln

Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."

 

Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

It's a helpful post:  simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all.  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?

David Hain's comment, July 4, 2013 3:06 AM
Happy 4th July to all my American friends!
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7 Things Confident Leaders Don't Do

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In a world full of wannabe entrepreneurs and leaders, don't try to be what you're not.

 

"Anyone who tells you to focus on self-promotion instead of doing whatever it is you love to do just doesn't get it."



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:20 AM

I'd add #8, working to illuminate your blind spots to #7, Which is about be-who-you-are.   Friends, colleagues and the use of a coach can help maximize your own strengnths in getting clear on your leader path and smart decision-making, through, not around, the blind spots. ~ Deb

John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's comment, February 26, 2013 5:09 PM
Good article - I like the comment that leaders focus on purpose, from which comes actions; and Deb Nystrom's addition. Useful checklist for aspirational managers
John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:11 PM

Focus on purpose. Those who spend time on leading their business can't afford time on distractions. This article lists some reflections on what to avoid...

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Why We're So Afraid of Change ~ What Holds Businesses Back - Forbes

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"Embracing change requires you yourself to experience the changes you’re asking your organization to undergo."

 

Our client is now desperately hoping his division’s leaders will embrace change, maybe even a Blue Ocean Strategy. They’ve reached a dangerous tipping point that could risk the future of their business.

 

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To ignite change, you need to do it yourself first.
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:52 PM

Any Blue Ocean change practitioners out there who wish to comment on their client experience of "do it yourself first?"  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:04 AM

In 2009, Steve McKee published “When Growth Stalls” in which he notes that 41.2% of nearly 5,700 companies he studied stalled in the previous decade. The number of reasons why are staggering, namely: a failure to focus, no competitive point of difference, and weak brand images and identities, to name just a few.

Given this reality, we can turn to science to explain why businesses stagnate. Growing research from the neurosciences and cognitive sciences reveal that change really is difficult for humans. Resistance comes from three forces: