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Living on purpose and why confusion is comfortable.

Living on purpose and why confusion is comfortable. | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

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Written in my backyard in Cerritos, CA over a two day period, October 30/31. Under the influence of green tea with ginger. I was having a conversation with a friend this pa...

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A different take at the leadership mind.

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GE's six dimensions of leadership

GE's six dimensions of leadership | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
A drum that many communicators bang a lot - I do it, too - is the one that tries to get your attention on the view that an essential role of leadership in organizations is that of communication. I'...
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Concepts of authentic leadership from G.E.. With special consideration for adding the digitial world to the mix.  "Just as leaders suffer from overflow, so do their people."  Key learnings from some folks who know too well.

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18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama | The Unbounded Spirit

18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama | The Unbounded Spirit | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

The Dalai Lama leans into leadership.

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Worthy of printing and posting on your cubicle wall... or on the inside of your skyscraper, corner-office, window

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Top 10 psychology tricks to win friends and influence people

Top 10 psychology tricks to win friends and influence people | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Get someone to do a favor for you. Here is a list of the top ten ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, David Hain
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I think we've all known a lot of people who can be jerks while in the process of trying to influence others.

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To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First

To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don't lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. They lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind, and soul.
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I'm not one for broad generalization in leadership, but this article has my attention.

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5 Ways to Become a Healthy People-Pleaser

5 Ways to Become a Healthy People-Pleaser | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Only people-pleasers succeed. The more people you please the more success you enjoy. The list of people who need pleasing includes: Clients. Superiors. Boards. Employees. Colleagues. Vendors. &#822...
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Steve Jobs would likely have disagreed with this premise.

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Is There A Perfect Leader | Leadership, Sales & Life

Is There A Perfect Leader | Leadership, Sales & Life | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
No ones perfect and there are no perfect leaders. Leaders that are humble and practice humility get results. They build trust and moral authority. This enables them to influence. (Is There A Perfect Leader?
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I'm a firm believer in the power of humility. Glad to see this post.

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Track and Fieldwork: Remembering Dr. Tom Wood | Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | PBS

Track and Fieldwork: Remembering Dr. Tom Wood | Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | PBS | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Proof that maybe exercise is good for the scientific brain and that you never know what you can discover when you... http://t.co/5PoCk3CL
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As a long-time runner, and wishful-thinking scientist, I can attest to this.

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Sleep (or how to hack your brain) + Dustin Curtis

Sleep (or how to hack your brain) + Dustin Curtis | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Ramblings from a user interface designer and amateur neuroscientist.
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"My body is incompatible with Earth."

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Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2012 - Modesto Bee

Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2012 - Modesto Bee | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Top 25: What corporate America is reading, December 2012
Modesto Bee
"Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy" by Jon Gordon; John Wiley & Sons, 192 pages ($21.95).
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106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great

106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
The following is a rare guest post, this time coming from Tommy Walker. Tommy Walker is an Online Marketing Strategist and host of “Inside the Mind” a fresh and entertaining video sho...
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General Stanley McChrystal: Leadership Lessons From Afghanistan - Forbes

General Stanley McChrystal: Leadership Lessons From Afghanistan - Forbes | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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General Stanley McChrystal: Leadership Lessons From Afghanistan
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General Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U.S. Army.
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I tend to stay away from military anologies to the business world.  They seem trite and out of scope for the most part.  But this quote sticks in my mind, "but the crux of it was turning elite, hierarchical, sometimes insular special operations units and intelligence agencies into a fast, collaborative, information-sharing network."  You can replace the term "special operations" with "business units" and understand the gist of the business connection.

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33 Ways To Stay Creative

33 Ways To Stay Creative | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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Leadership often lacks an edge. Creativity could be that thing. Reach for it.

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An Essay by Einstein -- The World As I See It

An Essay by Einstein -- The World As I See It | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

An unusual essay from the mind of Albert Einstein.  It certainly gives pause to our general view of him as some crazy, brilliant, scientist.  

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It's fine that this man is known for his scientific breakthroughs.  After reading this I'd prefer those be seen through this lens. "But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent..."  Leaders behold!

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It's fine that this man is known for his scientific breakthroughs.  After reading this I'd prefer those be seen through this lens. "But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent..."  Leaders behold!

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Emotions Connected to Facial Expressions

Emotions Connected to Facial Expressions | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it

The definitive guide to what it means to have "that" look on your face.

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This would be a great guide to print off and hand out at public meetings. Or as a sort of bingo style game during presidential speeches and city commission sessions.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:39 PM

I'm imagining using this at the next city commission meeting where they discuss food trucks and/or roundabouts.

Pei-Ying Lin's curator insight, February 20, 2013 11:33 AM

A facial experssion guide.

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Think Like a 5-Year Old (the Best Leaders Do)

Think Like a 5-Year Old (the Best Leaders Do) | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to grow your business? Reclaim your child-like sense of wonder, that endless curiosity about the world around you. (RT @wrightsmedia: Think like a 5 year old and grow your #business.
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It's the finger painting I remember best... and the ocassional tantrum or two.

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Leadership Dilemmas: The Seduction of Correctly Solving the Wrong Problem | PA TIMES Online

Leadership Dilemmas: The Seduction of Correctly Solving the Wrong Problem | PA TIMES Online | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
RT//"@ASPANational: Food for thought this morning. Is this a common response among public managers?... http://t.co/pz704TP0"
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We are often so caught up in providing the solution that we can't see it's the wrong solution.  I've found this especially true with men versus women leaders.  By God men just want to jump right to the solution without asking the right questions of it first.  Though the article doesn't bring up this dispartity, it is hard-hitting nontheless.

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Exhaustion is not a status symbol

Exhaustion is not a status symbol | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Who are we without productivity as a metric of our worth? (Exhaustion is not a status symbol: great article on leadership and setting boundaries.
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"The burden of not getting enough done."

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Tune Your Subliminal Biases toward Optimism: Scientific American

Tune Your Subliminal Biases toward Optimism: Scientific American | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
We can tune our mind to notice the bright side of ambiguous events, bolstering our resilience to stress and anxiety
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Ambiguous events make up a lot of my day.  This is still my favorite magazine to read, and the only paper subscription I still carry. 

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Exercise | Brain Rules |

Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials. (I'll be giving my brain as much oxygen as it requires today.
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I've seen Medina's work a lot. This web site still keeps me coming back.

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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2)

The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts (Part 2) | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
If you examine the rise of a typical leader, the ability to look and listen decreases as power increases. That's a trend you need to be aware of. At the outset, a future leader often rises out of a (On Leadership.
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JST Virtual Science Center | Mind Lab

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I tried to come up with something intelligent, humorous, and pithy on this one.  All I got was "deep".

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Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People

Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
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"There is no try. There is only do."

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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | Management Matters

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | Management Matters | Whole Brain Leadership | Scoop.it
After years of debate, people still confuse these ideas - at their peril. (Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | @scoopit http://t.co/Qkq84efG)
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My old friend John Kotter from Harvard Business School.  His early work on change management is still valid and important stuff to read.

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