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A one-stop shop for TWC students and staff to explore prevailing discussions on trends in leadership and leadership education.
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If you want to stay current with the ideas that are influencing leadership today, find examples of successful leaders,  enhance your understanding of leadership, or browse tips for improving your own leadership style, make sure to check back often!

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Ten Proven Ways to Create Better Stories And Persuade People

Ten Proven Ways to Create Better Stories And Persuade People | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it
Stories trump data. ;
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Continuing with the Importance of Storytelling...

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The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking

The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Making long-term plans is the key to long-term success - take it from Jeff Bezos.

 

[[Obey the two pizza rule and other ways to plan for the future, as inspired by Amazon's CEO.]]

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12 Maverick Leadership Tips from James Bond - Forbes

12 Maverick Leadership Tips from James Bond - Forbes | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Some suprisingly good tips gleaned from 007 himself.

 

[[Many of today’s most inspiring businesses were created by maverick leaders who colored outside of lines and thought outside of the box. Sir Richard Branson comes to mind.  Mark Cuban. Elon Musk. James Bond as a maverick business leader?]]

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10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking

10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Don't let these common mental blocks keep your from unleashing your creative side.

 

[[Psychology2010 - Tai's Psychology Blog...]]

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Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly

Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

The theory of leadership is constantly evolving--just take a look at how many different models we've embraced over the years!

 

[[An infographic designed to assist in leadership development courses by helping participants to increase their awareness of leaders and leadership theo...]]

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Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century | Psychology Today

Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century | Psychology Today | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Our ideas of leadership are changing from your father's time. Take a look at what PT considers to be some of the essential skills for leaders today.

 

[[Who You Are and Whether You Care are Just as Important as What You Do By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D]]

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What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Leaders can be made, and the journey starts with small steps. A few tips about forming good habits--the building blocks to being a better teammate, and leader.

 

[[Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.]]

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Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors | Video on TED.com

Great leaders are like great conductors: they understand what the group is trying to accomplish overall, can differentiate individuals from the whole, and know that the best performance comes when they are seen as partners in the process, not merely managers.

 

[TED Talks An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word.]

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The Introverted Leader - Ecademy

The Introverted Leader - Ecademy | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

There's an unspoken belief that leaders must be gregarious, outspoken individuals. The truth is that there's no mandatory personality for leaders.

 

[by David McQueen via Ecademy]

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Why Vulnerability Can Be Your Biggest Strength

A wonderful explanation of how necessary it is for transformational leaders to connect with others through the sharing of themselves. Great companion piece for anyone who's participated in the Story of Self training.

 

[by Henna Inam, via The Glass Hammer]

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Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership | Video on TED.com

Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership | Video on TED.com | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

A quick, inspiring talk that shows how we can all be everyday leaders--without even knowing it.

 

[TED Talks We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk from TEDxToronto, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.]

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3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it
Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life.
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Learning that creativity can be cultivated is an important step in moving beyond just being a manager to being a visionary leader. Here's 3 steps to get you started.

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We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders

We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it
The average supervisor has been managing for 10 years before he gets any training.
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It's true, leaders learn and practice the skills that set them apart. And, this article suggests, they don't start practicing them early enough.

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Comfort Can Undermine a Leader's Effectiveness - Forbes

Comfort Can Undermine a Leader's Effectiveness - Forbes | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Don't let the title deceive you - it's not necessarily being comfortable that's an issue, so much as being surrounded by a complacent circle of friends who are all of the same mindset and never challenge the leader's way of thinking.

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The #1 Thing Leaders Suck At

The #1 Thing Leaders Suck At | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Hint: It has to do with feedback. Another way to frame this, if you're not practiced at integrating constructive criticism just yet, is to ask those you work with, "How can I help you work more effectively?" That opens the door for a discussion about more resources or amended action without directly asking someone where you've failed.

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John Spence on the 4 biggest challenges facing industry leaders

John Spence on the 4 biggest challenges facing industry leaders | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Sometimes the best advice is the most obvious - never forget about these core necessities for leadership.

 

[[During the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to present leadership and business improvement training sessions to more than 1,200 CEOs from firms...]]

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The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives - Forbes

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives - Forbes | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Looking at the traits of unsuccessful leaders can help us avoid their pitfalls.

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How Many Goals Are You Chasing Right Now (And Do You Have Too Many)?

How Many Goals Are You Chasing Right Now (And Do You Have Too Many)? | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

This article is a nice complement to IDP season. It is possible to have too many goals--the important thing to remember, this article suggests, is to focus on complementary goals to maximize your time.

 

 

[[Are you going after too many different goals right now? Do you have a long list of projects that you rarely make any progress on?

There’s no “perfect” number of goals ...]]

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8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Interesting ideas on how to anticipate the future from some leading visionaries.

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Leadership Lessons from a Cracked Pot

Leadership Lessons from a Cracked Pot | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Note: Not from a crackpot. An interesting parable that illustrates some questions that are important for leaders to ask themselves periodically.

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Manager Achieves Full Mastery Of Pointless Managerial Jargon

Manager Achieves Full Mastery Of Pointless Managerial Jargon | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

Here's something we want to stay away from; good leaders, like good managers, should always clarify rather than obfuscate matters for their colleagues. What's the point of being in a position of leadership if no one can understand you?

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Leadership vs. Management

Leadership vs. Management | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

A general overview of the difference between leaders and managers. Do you think the two are mutually exclusive?

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Today's Students Need Leadership Training Like Never Before

Today's Students Need Leadership Training Like Never Before | TWC Leadership Pillar | Scoop.it

While respect for leadership training has evolved significantly since late 2010, this short post gives a good high-level introduction to why leadership training is important and what good programs should entail.

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