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The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business

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This image was recently emailed to one of the senior-most technology executives at LinkedIn. In case you can't read it, the text says:"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key
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Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference

Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders spend five times more time teaching with questions than telling people what to do. What's your ratio?
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How often to you tell rather than teach?

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Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Secrets to Success

Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Secrets to Success | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
It's not an us vs. them situation. Here, a veteran female entrepreneur talks about a few simple secrets to making it.
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Three very good suggestions for women who are business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Leadership Dictionary: How to Talk Like a Leader

Leadership Dictionary: How to Talk Like a Leader | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know which buzzwords and phrases to use--and which to avoid?
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Do you use words that reflect good leadership?

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Rethinking the Work of Leadership

Rethinking the Work of Leadership | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it

Here we are in 2013 with organizational leadership models that continue to deny the social nature of organizations and wallow in inertia.

 

Our leadership practices remain authoritative. People are disengaged, distrusting and perhaps even disenfranchised.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:44 AM

If it were only so in the land of Dilbert.  Unfortunately this is pervasive in many organizations - lack of trust, lack of sharing knowledge and no collaboration all go hand in hand and are together the tools of a failure to innovate.

Andy Brough's comment, July 15, 2013 4:24 AM
Leaders will need to work hard to create a deeper sense of engagement, trust and empowerment
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:31 AM

Wonderul Scoop Kenneth!  I am currently working on understanding inclusion by exploring exclusion and this is absolutely perfect!  

 

While we may have a "diverse" employee base"  if we have authoritative and distrusting cultures, it is impossible to have inclusion!

 

 

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3 Leadership Lessons From Asiana Crash

3 Leadership Lessons From Asiana Crash | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
If you look closely, there are certainly lessons you can learn from this horrible tragedy.
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The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership

The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it

Stable leaders model a level of constancy and consistency that individuals, teams, and organizations so desperately need, but often find missing.


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David Hain's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:14 AM

Nice piece from Mike Myatt.

John Michel's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:33 PM

A lack of stability harms culture, stifles productivity, erodes trust, and makes it extremely difficult to retain top talent. Instability can also be a harbinger of bigger problems. The passing of time will usually reveal unstable leaders also tend to be lacking in several other areas.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:40 AM

Stable #leaders model a level of constancy and consistency that individuals, #teams, and #organizations so desperately need, but often find missing.

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How To Get Your Organization Out Of The Box

How To Get Your Organization Out Of The Box | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Thinking that begins in the box ends up in the box. Ideas produced within the status quo rarely challenge the status quo—no room for heretics inside the box. That’s why you need a heretic or two from without to take the organization out of the box.
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Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter - Huffington Post

Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter - Huffington Post | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter
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Even the most accomplished leaders can feel like frauds.
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Three Myths About Joining a Board

Three Myths About Joining a Board | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
The best and most fulfilling professional development experiences of my career have come from serving on nonprofit boards. When I speak with professionals about the opportunity they usually say that
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Interested in serving on a board? Don't let these three myths stop you!

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10 Leadership Lessons for Gen-Y

10 Leadership Lessons for Gen-Y | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
It might be a brave new world, but an old-school approach to leadership still works. Take notes.
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Nothing found for Servant-leadership Super-bowl-blackout

>> 4 Leadership Lessons from Super Bowl Blackout << ( http://t.co/UFu5bary - This AM's #Leadership Post )
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Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways

Be a More Gracious Leader: 12 Ways | Thoughtful 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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What's the difference between leadership and management?

What's the difference between leadership and management? | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
While management and leadership are distinct concepts, there is a natural overlap between the skills they require. Rebecca Ratcliffe explores
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Time-management tips for the real world

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Time-management tips for the real world - Get Career Advice from the experts at CareerBuilder.com
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Some great ways to focus on the important things and be more productive in less time.

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10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers) | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.
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5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate

5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Learning how to delegate is crucial for a successful CEO. However, there are certain areas of your business that should always be under your control. Here are five.
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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. I hope you noticed the previous sentence didn't refer to being a great talker - big difference.
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Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key

Innovation:  Leadership Is Always The Key | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to creating an innovative culture, nothing takes the place of strong, authentic leadership.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:14 PM

Innovation is a product of systems. 

Systems are an emergent factor of leadership. 

Therefore, leadership drives innovation.

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Startup Leadership: How to Select Advisory Board Members

Startup Leadership: How to Select Advisory Board Members | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's why an advisory board can be a great step… (Startup Leadership: How to Select Advisory Board Members - #smallbiz #startups #leadership http://t.co/1OAAuo5fq3 @YFSMagazine)...
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All Great Managers Are Alike

All Great Managers Are Alike | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Hollywood and Silicon Valley often seems worlds apart. While movie making and startup building may always be very different endeavors, great managers use the same techniques in every discipline to
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5 Reasons Leaders Fail

5 Reasons Leaders Fail | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
There's a fine line between successful and failed leadership. These five dynamics will push you right over it.
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The 'Dark Side' Of Leadership: The Impact Of A Bad Boss Can Go Viral Though The Office - Forbes

The 'Dark Side' Of Leadership: The Impact Of A Bad Boss Can Go Viral Though The Office - Forbes | Thoughtful Leadership | Scoop.it
Abusive bosses don’t just affect their target, they affect his or her colleagues too: It’s called “vicarious” bullying.
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