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The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded

The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded | Business | Scoop.it

When we think of great leaders, certain characteristics come to mind: They have confidence in their abilities and conviction in their beliefs. They “trust their gut,” “stay the course,” and “prove others wrong.” They aren’t “pushovers,” and they certainly don’t “flip-flop.” But this archetype is terribly outdated. Having spent three years studying many of the world’s most successful leaders for my new book, Persuadable, I’ve learned one surprising thing they have in common: a willingness to be persuaded.

Alan Mulally, the vaunted CEO who saved Ford Motor Company, is, for example, exceptionally skeptical of his own opinions. Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, insists that his team ruthlessly second-guess his thinking. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, seeks out information that might disprove her beliefs about the world and herself. In our increasingly complex world, these leaders have realized that the ability to consider emerging evidence and change their minds accordingly provides extraordinary advantages.


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The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

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Jordan's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:09 AM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 8, 2016 11:05 AM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

MindShare HR's curator insight, March 10, 2016 2:24 AM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

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Role models are the new royalty, so be a great one

Role models are the new royalty, so be a great one | Business | Scoop.it

In the age of social media, role models are the new royalty. Whether it's labels such as #fitspiration, #bodyspiration or - the hashtag I most frequently see on my newsfeed - #careerspiration, it seems like everyone is looking for someone to look up to. With power, though, comes great responsibility.

As a CEO in a high-profile publishing role, I am in the lucky position to frequently meet people who say my work, books or conference addresses have inspired, motivated and guided them. I love hearing this, but it always leaves me with a slight sense of 'imposter syndrome'. Because, lets face it, I'm only human, and no single person has all the answers. What if I lead someone down the wrong path, and offer advice that doesn't serve them?


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In the age of social media we're all looking for someone to look up to.  Who are your inspirations?

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 3, 2016 5:24 PM

In the age of social media we're all looking for someone to look up to.

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, March 4, 2016 3:09 AM

In the age of social media we're all looking for someone to look up to.