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The Essentials of Leadership - Part 2 - Vision, Authority, Command

The Essentials of Leadership - Part 2 - Vision, Authority, Command | Vision |
In 1962 Thomas Kuhn, historian of science, published his seminal work: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. He wrote that: periodically a visionary arises and opens a new field of exploration.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA
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Lead-to go before or with to show the way; conduct or escort Have a vision, set your course and organize your Team

er- used to express or represent a pause, hesitation, uncertainty Understand and accept it will take time to develop your Team so each Team Member can see how their task supports the vision.

ship-a vessel, especially a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines

Whether your ship looks more like a  boat (small Sole Proprietorship, local Non Profit or business owner) or a massive aircraft carrier (large multistate, national company or  global conglomerate), it is YOUR ship.

Whether you are the CEO, CFO, HR Director, Payroll Clerk, Secretary, Receptionist, Service Technician etc.. take ownership of your part of the vision. We do not need to own the ship to enjoy the journey.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:17 AM

Some other great thoughts on the key fundamental in leadership ~ vision! Definitely worth reading and reflecting upon!

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Motivation vs Self-Discipline – Which Is the Key to Habit Formation?

Motivation vs Self-Discipline – Which Is the Key to Habit Formation? | Vision |
Note: This post is written by Kevin Hilton “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit,” said Aristotle. And in the realm
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Often we find managers, sales managers and those in leadership use words like motivation because it easy to demonstrate.  We watch professional sports and see athletes getting motivated at the beginning of the game or a "pep" talk during ; yet we gloss over the hard fact that motivation has a short window of effectiveness as it pertains to the sustainable execution of medium to long term goals.  Self Discipline is the ability to regulate emotions, compartmentalize objectives and maintain focus on the objective.  Self Discipline does not care if I or you "feels" happy, sad, or mad its purpose is process.  " We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit," Aristotle. Motivation and Self Discipline are like the wings on a plane, mutually beneficial and critical to mission attainment; whether your mission is driving sales, improving process outcomes, employee engagement, developing your brand internally or externally. We need balance in our messaging. 
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Golden State Warriors use tech to their on-court advantage

Golden State Warriors use tech to their on-court advantage | Vision |
To get to the NBA finals, the team tapped into the power of tech to help transform itself from perennial loser to a winning force.
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Where does the use of technology and the metrics we can extrapolate from it start and stop?  Not just with your starters or your top 10% but every player or sales team member.  I would be willing to wager the strength of the Warrior's Team (starters and bench) versus the Cavaliers is not just direct result of the Warrior's implementation and utilization of technology but also how they communicated the value of the data collected to ever player! 
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The Power of a Grateful Leader | Switch and Shift

The Power of a Grateful Leader | Switch and Shift | Vision |

How would you like to go to work every day never feeling appreciated? How long would it be before you stopped trying? How long would it take for you to quit?

Via Amy Ragsdale, Mary Grace
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" People don't quit companies first, people quit people first," The Radical Leap, Steve Farbar.  How do we engage gratitude at a corporate, Team or individual level?  We should start with ourselves. " Attitude controls your altitude" the fundamental truth to this quote lies in the fact that we must rise above ourselves to see from where we started and reflect on  the joys, pains, and pitfalls we, as Leaders, have experienced along the way.  Out of 86,000 seconds in a day a simple "thank you" takes less than 2 seconds.  If we reflect and acknowledge our journey with an attitude of gratitude then we can never lose touch with the employee that collectively makes up our Team, company or organization. Find a key employee, or tenured employee that consistently models the character, culture, or credibility of your brand and "thank" them.  The act of gratitude does not need a major corporate announcement, most of the time, but will hit the mark when you choose to engage your employee during their daily routine, when you step into "their" world. 
donhornsby's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:24 PM

(From the article): Expressing gratitude effectively is an art form. If done correctly, gratitude generates positive energy that benefits the employee, you, and your organization as a whole. Gratitude doesn’t have to be extravagant as long as it’s sincere. 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:56 PM

There is great power in authentic gratitude!

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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners | Vision |

Reinvention and relevance in the 21st century instead draw on our ability to adjust our way of thinking, learning, doing and being. Leaders must get comfortable with living in a state of continually becoming, a perpetual beta mode. Leaders that stay on top of society’s changes do so by being receptive and able to learn.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Every book, class, or seminar is an opportunity to learn.  Every new sale, blown presentation or passed over promotion is an opportunity to learn.  Every win and every loss is an opportunity to learn.  Every interaction with your employees, employer or clients is an opportunity to learn.  My point is we are surrounded by an abundance of resources and opportunities to help us learn and as Leaders ( at the top, bottom or middle of the org chart) we should leverage every source.
Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 18, 2015 7:29 AM

Sustainable competitive advantage depends on having people that know how to build relationships, seek information, make sense of observations and share ideas through an intelligent use of new technologies. To help leaders do that, we’ve developed a process we call Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM), a lifelong learning strategy. It is a method for individuals to take control of their professional development through a continuous process of seeking, sensing-making, and sharing.

Harold Jarche and I wrote this piece for the Drucker Society Europe. It's part of a series of articles leading up to the Global Drucker Forum 2015. The theme of conference in 2015 is: Claiming Our Humanity: Managing in the Digital Age.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, October 19, 2015 7:27 AM

When a leader stops learning, that leader stops leading.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2015 7:56 PM

I agree. And I really learned a lot by reading this ;-)