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Crucial tips and advice on leadership skills for entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.
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Why are so many managers useless as leaders?

Why are so many managers useless as leaders? | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Most managers got their position by being good as an employee, but the skills of a leader are much different
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I couldn't agree more with this article. We've written about this previously in a blog post:

http://www.brilliantleadershipacademy.com/fire-a-manager-hire-a-leader/

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9 Essential Habits of Remarkably Effective People

You don't have to be born able to execute at a high level. Here's how you can develop that vital skill.
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I would add that they have an effective way of managing their distractions. 

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Personal Development Tips » Boost Your Leadership Skills With These Great Tips

Personal Development Tips » Boost Your Leadership Skills With These Great Tips | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Boost Your Leadership Skills With These Great Tips - http://t.co/pHXYtc4lGm
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In my experience another crucial element that every leader needs to communicate effectively is Presence. Presence increases the leaders awareness of his own emotions and motivations and enables him to be more influential.

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The Causes and Conditions for Innovation - The Brilliant Leadership Company™

The Causes and Conditions for Innovation - The Brilliant Leadership Company™ | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
What Truly (And Honestly) Motivates Businesses and Their Leaders to Innovate. In our currently fast-paced, digital age of economy virtually every business..
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7 Ways To Take Your Company To The Next Level Of Excellence

7 Ways To Take Your Company To The Next Level Of Excellence | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, March 6, 2013 11:16 PM


Establishing and growing a business venture is never easy, but once a business has reached a level of profitability and sustainability, the tougher challenge for a business owner is to take their business to the next level.


Fortunately for business owners who are ready to take the next step, many have successfully trodden the path before them, and the ways to a higher level of success are well mapped out.


This excellent article, suggests that moving forward with the challenges involved in reaching the next level will also improve your company culture, and it lists seven ideas that can be implemented to achieve the necessary improvements.

Selena Mini's comment, March 7, 2013 3:16 AM
Nice! Good suggetion.
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Victory for Victor Meldrew, as pessimistic people 'live longer' - Telegraph

Victory for Victor Meldrew, as pessimistic people 'live longer' - Telegraph | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
It may be an unfamiliar concept to them, but the Victor Meldrews of the world finally have something to rejoice about.
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What do you think about that? #happiness #longlife

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Ignite HR 5: Unleashing the Power of Positivity

Ignite HR 5: Unleashing the Power of Positivity | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Mike Caracalas, a former HR pro who is currently an executive and leadership coach at the Alexcel Group in Texas, made it clear where his Ignite HR presentation at the HR Reinvention conference was going from the get-go: “I’m …...
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How Family-Run Businesses Should Choose Future Leaders

How Family-Run Businesses Should Choose Future Leaders | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
These enterprises face a big problem: Who will run their companies in the future? Those that neglect formal succession-planning processes and leadership development risk making bad decisions.
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The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails - Forbes

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails - Forbes | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders.
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Must read to understand the difference between leadership training and development.

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The CMO Whisperer: Five Insights To Drive High-Performing Teams - Forbes

The CMO Whisperer: Five Insights To Drive High-Performing Teams - Forbes | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I was part of a CMO panel where we fielded this question: “What initiatives do CMOs follow to help their organizations keep pace with the transformative change happening in marketing?
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Asking for help and hiring a coach or consultant will create a competitive advantage for you business.

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4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, December 7, 2012 7:13 AM


Time is a finite resource, and small business owners and managers know that because every hour of every day counts, they cannot afford to be procrastinators.


A small degree of procrastination may not necessarily be a bad thing, but chronic procrastination in the area of getting things done and staying focussed on activities that matter, can have a serious effect on business productivity.


This good article, identifies that about 20 percent of the population are chronic procrastinators, and it offers four tips to help anyone afflicted with this condition to overcome it.

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How to deliver critical feedback that sticks — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Busin...

How to deliver critical feedback that sticks — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Busin... | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Effective leaders often say they prefer to earn employees’ respect than to befriend them. The test comes when these bosses need to dish out criticism.
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Top 10+ sins of performance management

Top 10+ sins of performance management | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Make sure to avoid these deadly sins of performance management - Top 10+ sins of performance management - - Torben Rick...
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12 Powerful Ways To Create A Cohesive Team | LinkedIn

12 Powerful Ways To Create A Cohesive Team | LinkedIn | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it

There’s nothing better to have on your side than a great team—one where work and ideas flow easily, where people support and enjoy each other and are invested in each other’s success.

But great teams don’t come together by magic. It takes a great leader and some powerful ways to create a successful team.

Here’s how to start building this secret weapon for your organization:


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David Hain's curator insight, October 1, 2014 8:33 AM

Team isights form Lolly Daskal, on the money as usual!

donhornsby's curator insight, October 1, 2014 8:40 AM

(From the article): Hold yourself to the same standards that you expect of others. Set expectations that require everyone to stretch but are not impossible to achieve.

Hervé Odet's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:55 AM

Bonne lecture, Hervé Odet Cabinet Baud

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Why Selfies Are Degrading Leadership - Business Insider

Why Selfies Are Degrading Leadership - Business Insider | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
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Why Selfies Are Degrading Leadership
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Standing in the ever speedy checkout line at Trader Joe's yesterday I bumped into a big chalk board strategically positioned between me and the irritatingly cheerful cashiers.
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Why innovation is a 'MUST' for every business owner. - The Brilliant Leadership Company™

Why innovation is a 'MUST' for every business owner. - The Brilliant Leadership Company™ | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Not so long ago innovation was something that big businesses did when they had extra time, money, and human resources. Today, fact is, that if you don't innovate you won't be in business much longer.
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Culture Inhales Strategy for Breakfast... Then Spits it Out!

Culture Inhales Strategy for Breakfast... Then Spits it Out! | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
People in a formal leadership position often fail on having an impact on a culture contributing to obtain the desired results of the organization. Using 3 simple principles, leaders can begin a culture transformation.
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David Laverie's curator insight, March 7, 2013 4:33 AM

Develop a culture of employee engagement to improve loyalty and productivity.

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Talking It Out: The New Conversation-centered Leadership - Knowledge@Wharton

Talking It Out: The New Conversation-centered Leadership - Knowledge@Wharton | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Talking It Out: The New Conversation-centered Leadership by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:41 PM

Thanks @TrevorBLee for this excellent book suggestion.

 

 "Conversations are the heart and soul of any thriving organisation's culture."

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Collaboration is the New Competition

Collaboration is the New Competition | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
Five ways to drive large-scale social change by working cooperatively.
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For Employee Wellbeing, Engagement Trumps Time Off

For Employee Wellbeing, Engagement Trumps Time Off | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
New Gallup research shows that an engaging workplace has more of an effect on worker wellbeing than your company's vacation or flextime policies do.
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Employee engagement is the best incentive...

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Trumans's curator insight, January 13, 2013 7:07 PM

Seems so obvious really....

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy: 4 Dec 2012: House of Commons debates - TheyWorkForYou

Mindfulness-Based Therapy: 4 Dec 2012: House of Commons debates - TheyWorkForYou | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
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Great! The UK government discussed the benefits of mindfulness pratice.

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The Most Important Leadership Quality for CEOs? Creativity

The Most Important Leadership Quality for CEOs? Creativity | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
For CEOs, creativity is now the most important leadership quality for success in business, outweighing even integrity and global thinking, according to a new study by IBM.
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Think yourself well

Think yourself well | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
THE link between mind and body is terrain into which many medical researchers, fearing ridicule, dare not tread. But perhaps more should do so. For centuries,...
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4 Subtle Ways Leaders Can Lose Control Of An Organization - Forbes

4 Subtle Ways Leaders Can Lose Control Of An Organization - Forbes | Leadership Skills | Scoop.it
1. Unwillingness to communicate bad news: There's a natural tendency for leaders to not want to communicate bad news to a variety of constituencies...
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