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By Phil Dourado Apr 17 2008

April 17th 1970: Houston, we no longer have a problem. Leadership Lessons from Apollo 13

A lot of leadership lessons have come out of NASA over the years Teamwork and Innovation Leadership and innovation consultants often remind their clients that NASA would get two teams to compete on coming up with an innovative solution to a problem and that the competitive element accelerated the in...
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By Anonymous Apr 16 2008

Larry Bossidy on Leadership

In his book, Execution, Larry Bossidy mentions that Leadership is not about strategizing and creating vision then dispensing it on managers to do the grunt work. Leadership is not about presiding. Leadership is about being actively involved in the business. To Read more, click here.
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By Colin Scowen Apr 15 2008

Reformist update

Right, time for another leadership diary entry. It's been a while, so this one will be quite long. There is still some too-ing and fro-ing in the leader group here. Some are still in the soaking up information phase, some are in the reflection phase, and some are in the starting to do it phase....
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've use in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or an...
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By Joe Espana Apr 15 2008

Leadership and Air Traffic Control

This is an analogy I've used in many senior level engegements in the past.  It works for me because it suggests a basic skill set for leaders that we don't often take time to contemplate.  This skill set has nothing to do with communication skills, direction setting, building commitment or...
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By The Architect Apr 15 2008

On singing someone else's song, and leadership lessons from Casablanca

I think leadership struggles with the whole 'one to one', 'one to many' and 'many to many' paradox of the world we are in today. I find this hard to explain. I mean traditional notions of leadership are about one person leading many. But, in a horizontally networked world (Wisdom of Crowds, Wikinomi...
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By Richard Cooke Apr 15 2008

Hijacked In Cyber-Space

I’d be very interested to learn how many others experience this phenomenon. Periodically, I will come to my office intent on doing only the smallest of tasks and then moving on or out, and for a series of almost inexplicable reasons the cyber world strikes back and I encounter one little fault (perh...
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By Zen Master Apr 14 2008

Inspiring start to the week: sing somebody else's song

I found this inspiring, compared to the examples of leadership we have been experiencing lately in countries from Zimbabwe to China. It's from TED and is to focus attention on their Pangea day - one world day - on May 10th. I think 'Pangea' was the word for the one continent that was t...
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By Josie Daughrity Apr 13 2008

Josie

 I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons or your properties, but and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the spirit and soul. I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other g...
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By Phil Dourado Apr 13 2008

More Leadership Articles: on Charisma, Love, Intuition, Decision-making, Mistakes

A number of Hub members have asked recently "Where are the leadership articles?" So, here are some links to a site called Leadership Articles. If you have some good leadership articles on your own site, or you know a site you want to recommend, do please post the link into, maybe, your le...