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By Inspector Gadget Mar 12 2015

THE primary motivator of people (is exactly what you think it is)

What motivates people on a daily basis is the sense that they are making progress; that is, they are regularly achieving small wins on their way to a meaningful goal.Oh, rats. I thought it was chocolate.That quote is from Bob Herbold's 'Gutsy Leadership Blog'.Of course achievement and progress are...
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By Phil Dourado Mar 8 2015

Speaking While Female: What happens when women speak up at work

Today's International Women's Day. Not that we need that as a reason to remind us all that there aren't enough women leaders (in official leadership positions I mean) and ask what you do about it every day to help change that.This is from LinkedInAdam GrantWharton professor and author of GIVE AND TA...
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By Zen Master Mar 6 2015

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader."

I love humble leadership.Scott Edinger posted a blog on his new book 'The Hidden Leader'.Leadership can exist anywhere in a company, from individual contributors, front-line supervisors, or middle management—places we don’t tend to look for leaders.... Leaders believe that what they do matte...
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By Jim Taggart Mar 1 2015

Creating Win-Win through Interpersonal Leadership

How often have you felt that you’ve been in a win-lose situation at work, and where you were on the losing end? Wow, more hands than expected shot up.It doesn’t have to be that way. Indeed, to be blunt, it’s a pretty dumb concept for profit-driven companies to allow managers and leaders to oper...
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By Amelia Ranta Feb 26 2015

Thomas Carlyle Was Wrong, Leadership Is Communal Not Solitary

Communal leadership is not a well-known concept. In fact, you probably learned Thomas Carlyle’s approach to leadership. Carlyle — a Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer — believed leadership to be a solitary task. It is only for people who know how to take charge, domin...
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By Phil Dourado Feb 26 2015

If you weren't the Boss, would your company hire you?

Here's a story to learn from.It's from Mitch Kapor about the firm Lotus Development Corporation, which Kapor started in 1982 with a few friends; three years later, Lotus had grown to 1,000 employees."In 1985, Freada Klein (then head of organizational development for Lotus) did an experiment......
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By Jim Taggart Feb 23 2015

Leadership and the Responsible Use of Power

 The most effective leaders appear to exhibit a degree of versatility and flexibility that enables them to adapt their behavior to the changing and contradictory demands made on them. (The Leadership Handbook, Ralph Stogdill) It’s one thing for a leader to recognize the styles she sho...
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By The Architect Feb 22 2015

The Most Amazing Female Leaders that History Books Forgot

Great infographic that the guys over at Brighton School of Business Management shared with us.  Including Annie Smith Peck, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, Mary Lou Williams, Sojourner Truth, Beatrice Potter Webb, Lilian Bland, Murasaki Shikibu, Nellie Bly, Ethel L. Payne and Anna Nzinga Mbandi. Click...
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By Walt's Frozen Head Feb 19 2015

"You are Putting on a Show Every Day"

I've been listening to Lee Cockerell's weekly podcasts. (I'm a head, after all. I'm all ears.)Lee is the writer of 'Creating Disney Magic', and knows full well what it takes to 'put on the show': to have everyone in your company working to make the customer's experience.1. It's In The DetailAt...
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By Jim Taggart Feb 15 2015

What Can Situational Leadership Teach Us?

 Leadership = InfluenceLeadership can be viewed as a process of influencing people. That’s no big revelation. However, the challenge arises when a leader wants to motivate her team or assist in their professional development and she must determine which leadership style to use.To read more, cli...