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Leadership Behavior

A leader influences others to strive for a common goal. In order to be an effective leader there are good leadership behaviors you should follow. Learning how to be a good leader takes time and patience, but the ability to influence others to help you reach a common goal can be helpful. Here are a few tips. Focus A good leader shows focus on their goals and inspires others to keep that focus as well. Develop a system of organization that allows you to deal with other issues, but still […]

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Qualities of a Leader—and How to Acquire Them

Leaders are both born and made. See if you have what it takes to be a manager, and what you can do to improve the skills you already have. 10 Qualities of a Leader—and How to Acquire Them Managers don’t become leaders overnight. Even “born” leaders don’t start out possessing all these skills. To be a strong leader, you need to: 1. Have vision. Leaders have a clear sense of where they want to go and how they intend to get there. They see the big picture, then create a […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Qualities

Leadership can be defined as one’s ability to get others to willingly follow. Every organization needs leaders at every level. Leaders can be found and nurtured if you look for the following character traits. A leader with vision has a clear, vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how to achieve it. But it’s not enough to have a vision; leaders must also share it and act upon it. Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co., […]

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Be Committed to Excellence

“To be successful you must first see success.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “To be enthusiastic, you have to act enthusiastic.” Dale Carnegie “Do everything right and you’ll never be wrong .” Craig Lockerd “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got .” Unknown “Many years ago, a large American shoe manufacturer sent tow sales reps out to different parts of the Australian outback to see if they could drum up some business among the aborigines. Some time later, the company received telegrams from both […]

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Successful Students

Successful students persist. They focus on the task and complete it successfully. They know how to proceed when they get stuck. Successful students manage impulsivity. They control themselves and act thoughtfully and deliberately in any situation. Successful students listen with understanding and empathy. They devote their mental attention to others and are able to build rapport easily and quickly. They can identify with another’s point of view while keeping their own. Successful students think flexibly. They are able to view a situation from many perspectives, and their minds are open […]

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What Leadership Means…

When asking the question “what is leadership, and what does it mean?”, I’d have to say that leadership means that you are willing to take on responsibility and make choices for yourself. It’s not a responsibility that was thrust upon you by someone, but a responsibility that you took upon yourself because you believe that you are the best man or woman for the job. And once you make this choice for yourself you automatically have no other option but to become a leader. And another great point about leadership […]

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As Far as Leadership Qualities are Concerned

When discussing leadership qualities, please recognize that a person in a position of leadership possesses the power to influence as well as motivate all of the people around him or her. You can nudge people in the right direction to control their activities so they help the team achieve the desired goals that they are going after. That’s why having strong leadership qualities is so important when you take on a position like this. You have to be able to walk your talk and lead a group of people all […]

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Can Leaders be Developed?

Like anything else, leadership ability is distributed throughout a population. Some people are “natural” leaders, others prefer to operate capably within a well-defined context, and many people are somewhere in between. Natural leaders have important core abilities, but they often need careful training in the more practical aspects of converting a creative vision into a concrete program of action. Very often, they need to understand the length of the change life-cycle so they don’t underestimate the importance of persistence. Most people, however, can develop their leadership skills by working at […]

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How to Measure Your Effectiveness As a Leader

The demands for leaders are growing each day and many find themselves being consumed in their organization and not finding the time to be effective leaders. Working “on the business to achieve results through others” requires leaders who are focused on what they need to achieve and are actively thinking about how to adopt the correct leadership behaviors to achieve results. This requires a clear understanding of what leaders do. Many, when asked, find it difficult to clearly explain what they do to be a leader, and therefore have difficulty […]

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5 Things You Should Say Today

This is a great and motivational article. I left the company years ago for another but I still run into former colleagues. Usually the ensuing conversation involves something along the lines of, “Hey, did you hear about the (latest management decision I think is really stupid) at the plant?” This question was different. “You worked there for almost 20 years,” my ex-coworker said. “Is there anything you wish you could go back and do over?” I thought about it later. I don’t really regret strategic errors or poor tactical decisions […]

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