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Square Astronaut, Round Hole: Sweat the Small Stuff!

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“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

We’ve heard that expression a lot in the past and still occasionally today. It was made popular in the self-help and pseudo leadership literature in the nineties. Indeed, one compact book went by that title, written by Richard Carlson in 1997.

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Leadership 2013: An All-Star Female Line Up!

MalalaAnother year has come and gone by in a flash. Unexpected events, too many to list, struck from all sides. One of the year’s big events was the human calamity in Syria, which has passed the two-year mark and with over 130,000 civilians killed.

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Another Year Comes to a Close: Giving Our Thanks

Another year has come and gone. During the past 12 months we’ve witnessed atrocities of staggering proportions in some countries (Syria comes to mind, with over 100,000 civilians killed); the man-made disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec, caused by a run-away, fuel-laden train which devastated the town’s center; and the enormous damage and deaths caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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Gen Y Should Give Us Hope: It’s About Self-Empowerment

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Society, for whatever reason, has traditionally looked at youth as pampered, lazy and possessing no goal in life.

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Turning Learning Upside Down the Khan Way

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Salman Khan was working as an analyst at a hedge-fund in Boston in 2006. Being a bit of a math whiz (with four degrees from MIT and Harvard) he had been tutoring family members and relatives. He had an idea and started putting up tutorial videos on You Tube to make learning more flexible for his students.

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The Payoff from Sharing Power

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Sometimes we’re reading something. Anything: a magazine, a book or an online article. And then we have what I’ll call a brain fart. An idea pops into our mind, only to stay there for a while, waiting to be exploited, beckoning us in increasing urgency to check it out before it disappears for eternity.

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Hope Blooms: Kid Power at Work

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Close your eyes and relax.

Picture a leader in your mind.

What do you see?

Now open your eyes.

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Warmth and Competence: The Winning Combination

9781118611319_cover.inddAs human beings we’re constantly sizing up others, trying to determine their motives, whether they’re genuine individuals and what the impact will be on us personally. It comes down to two kinds of judgements that primitive humans used:

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Are You Frozen by Too Much Collaboration and Teamwork?

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So how’s that teamwork coming? Are you and your fellow co-workers doing enough collaborating?