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10 Character Traits Of Elite Achievers

10 Character Traits Of Elite Achievers | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
If you have ever worked really hard toward reaching a goal only to get average results, you know how horrible it feels.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:03 AM

Incorporate these truths into your life and watch your future blossom

John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:15 PM

It’s all too easy to get bogged down in over-planning, procrastination, and self-doubt. These things are time and energy suckers. You can literally waste days, weeks, and months on these types of unproductive behaviors – and not realize it until it’s too late.

While the average spend time and effort on unproductive tasks, elite achievers spend their time on tasks that move them toward their goals.

There’s good news, though. Elite achievers don’t have a secret weapon or some sort of productivity pill. They’ve just developed certain character traits that make it easier to crush their goals.

That means you could be just one or two small adjustments away from joining the ranks of the elite achievers.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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Leadership Development: When to hire a coach

Leadership Development: When to hire a coach | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's a post I thought you'd like.(Hire a coach when you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish but don't know how to get there on your own http://t.co/rZurjPSDpb)...

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:57 AM

Exellent guidance for an important decision in your personal/professional growth

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Conflict and Generations in the Workplace

Conflict and Generations in the Workplace | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
By now everyone should be aware of the fact that the workplace is populated by different generational cohorts—specifically Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials.

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Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People

Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Most organizations and their leaders take pride in updating their systems with the latest technology and equipment. They devote significant resources to ensure their employees are using state of th...

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Kudos's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:42 PM

Really intersting artcile applying science to what we all inituitively know. Whay is it then that so many businesses and leaders / managers operate in a contrary way. Food for thought.

John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:58 PM

The mysteries of the brain are unfolding.  Only a generation ago, we believed that our brains were static and fixed, prone to inevitable atrophy.  Now we are beginning to understand that the brain can rewire itself in remarkable ways. And we are the catalysts!

The not-so-good news is that what often remains – as stagnant and immobile as our brains are not – are the ways we still cling to old ideas about organizational systems that do not maximize human performance.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf

Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Words matter. The right word makes a world of difference in what’s communicated and understood. Mark Twain observed, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lighting and a lightning bug.”

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John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:01 PM

A classic quotation from Greenleaf is: “The servant-leader isservant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Greenleaf held a high and noble view of service and envisioned servant-leaders helping their followers navigate Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:29 AM

Excellence is found in the practice, not just the act-for without the practice, the act is unlikely.

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#3 Barrier to Leadership – Avoiding the Smelly Moose

#3 Barrier to Leadership – Avoiding the Smelly Moose | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Recently, I was talking with a group of employees about the one leadership skill they felt was absolutely essential to be an effective leader.
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From the article: "Relax – have fun helping people succeed. Those members involved in a smelly moose situation will be most pleased that you have helped them bury the stinky moose. Those people that are not pleased are most likely smelly moose creators which lets you know who is interested in being on the team and who is not."

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:09 AM

“Handling the tough stuff – the situations that keep us from doing our job”. Great analogy!

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A Little Empathy Can Go a Long Way: The Bill Drayton Story | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

A Little Empathy Can Go a Long Way: The Bill Drayton Story | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

"We want the world to see that it has to be a changemaker world. Everyone is a changemaker. That's very radical." - Bill Drayton, Ashoka CEO and one of Harvard's 100 Influencial Alumni

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From the article: "Empathy is not just as a nice value, it is a critical skill. Let’s show the next generation of school administrators and their students why empathy is critical for their success."

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ACCOUNTABILITY: A Minute With John Maxwell, Free Coaching Video

http://JohnMaxwellTeam.com - Join the John Maxwell Team, receive free daily coaching videos from John C. Maxwell. John is an internationally recognized leade...
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Is There A Metric For Value? | Bob Burg

Is There A Metric For Value? | Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In a free-market based economy, money is simply an echo of the value that’s been provided. After all, why should anyone willingly give you their money unless
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The Four I's Of Affective Leadership

“The legacy we leave behind is more than the impression created by our impact…rather it is found in the still depths of the imprint we leave on those we connect with…and how we determine to fill th...

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John Michel's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:04 PM

“The legacy we leave behind is more than the impression created by our impact…rather it is found in the still depths of the imprint we leave on those we connect with…and how we determine to fill those still depths.” We have been led to believe that leadership is Influence.  And very well it is.  It is that…and much, much more.

Tom Hood's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:14 AM

The legacy we leave behind is more than the impression created by our impact…rather it is found in the still depths of the imprint we leave on those we connect with...

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The Power of Words

Wonderful and highly inspirational video. Reminds us all to strive for authentic and purposeful communication. So choose your words wisely. They are extremely powerful.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:37 AM

Choose your words wisely...

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What Makes a Great Leader?

What Makes a Great Leader? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Editor-in-chief Amy Cosper on the many aspects of leadership.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 7, 2013 9:28 PM

Being a boss doesn't necessarily make you a leader, nor does being bossy.


In fact, a leader isn't always the boss.


The difference between the two is this: Bosses manage; leaders inspire. Anyone can manage, but not everyone can lead.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:19 AM

(From the article): Great leaders do many things, but perhaps their most telling characteristic is a natural and authentic ability to inspire excellence while maintaining strength and a modicum of humility.

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10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge - Forbes

10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
News Flash - innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has long since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:40 PM

News Flash – innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers. Old, static, institutionalized thinking will gate the pace of forward progress faster than just about anything. If you want to expose yourself as an out of touch, dated leader, keep trying to address today’s issues and opportunities with yesterday’s thinking.

///////////John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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4 Games That Leaders Play

4 Games That Leaders Play | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Childhood games are fun for kids, but when leaders play games instead of really leading it's not fun for anybody.

 

International Leadership Blogathon - Day 3.  Insight from Dan Forbes


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David Hain's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:40 AM

Another bang on article from the ongoing Leadersghip Blogathon.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:42 AM

(From the article): There you have it.  Leadership is pulling people up, it’s inspiring others to want to follow you, it’s leading from the front, it’s having a vision that excites and compels others to follow. Good leaders don’t play games.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:16 AM

Exellent!

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10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness

10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living (Working for money alone will make your life very unhappy http://t.co/S9V9NbDUnE What's your motivation?)

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From the article: " A bad day is just a bad day.  Choose not to make it anything more. 

 

Times of adversity will inevitably affect the conditions in which you live and work; yet you don’t have to let it affect who you are and where you’re headed. 

Take note of the setbacks and adjust to them, but don’t expand on them by making them a bigger part of your life.

 

Every day brings new lessons and new possibilities.  There is always a way to take the next step forward on the path you’ve chosen.  Events may be terrible and inescapable at times, but you always have choice – if not when, then how, you may endure and proceed onward.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 12, 2013 8:47 AM

Ever struggled to understand why you feel dissatisfied? This may help clear the path for you...

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The Importance of Integrity in Leadership

The Importance of Integrity in Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In today's world, we often look for faster ways of getting things done.  The magic of technology makes this possible.  And, there are all kinds of ways to cut through processes when they start gett...
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Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world | Video on TED.com

The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent.
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6 Qualities In a Leadership Role Model

6 Qualities In a Leadership Role Model | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership requires awareness, empathy and foresight – and more. Here are six qualities that you should find in a leadership role model.
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From the article"Everyone has leadership ability. It's how we use our leadership abilities that decides if we are a role model for others."

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:52 PM

(From the article):  Everyone has leadership ability. It’s how we use our leadership abilities that decides if we are a role model for others.

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Great Leaders are Great Because They ...

Great Leaders are Great Because They ... | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leadership is more about others and less about you. Stop focusing on yourself. Great leaders are great because they: Have emotional intelligence. Reveal greatness in others. Know where they’r...
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From the article" Enable people to act without you by establishing shared vision.

Stop telling good people what to do."

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Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do'

Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do' | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In elementary school I could not imagine why I was being tortured by Latin or math, and, as a crashee, I had a twisted perception of soccer.But I loved starting things, especially newspapers. Once I
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Save the World With Collaborative Leadership

Save the World With Collaborative Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We still have a lot to learn about how to create long-lasting, cross-cutting, highly effective collaborations. New models are being devised and tested every day.

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The Path Elements Profile exists to facilitate a movement toward better communication, resulting in better relationships, and more effective teams.  We are passionate about transforming this world through improved communication.  

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A Quick and Really Fun Overview of The Go-Giver | Bob Burg

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Bob Burg's The Go-Giver is a must read for everyone.

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Building Team Buildings

Building Team Buildings | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Some rules to observe to get the most of your TeamBuilding activity!

 


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Jose Luis Anzizar's curator insight, March 8, 2013 12:59 PM

En MAPA Consulting nos apasiona diseñar y facilitar Team Buildings, adecuados a las necesidades específicas de su empresa.

 

At MAPA Consulting we love to design and facilitate Team Buildings, adjusted to your specific organizational needs.

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Robert K. Greenleaf | Center for Servant Leadership

Robert K. Greenleaf | Center for Servant Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is an international nonprofit organization that serves individuals and organizations seeking to be better servant-leaders.  We provide that service through a variety of programs you will find described here on our website.

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