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Leadership Lessons from Dr. Seuss

Below you will find a series of quotes from the collective works of Dr. Seuss and a brief explanation of how each relates to leadership.  “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Leaders should be bold, take risks, and move organizations forward. One of my favorite sayings is that managers do things right and leaders do the right things. That’s the difference between fitting in and standing out. Dr. Seuss did not fit in and neither should you. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Qualities

Integrity is the integration of outward actions and inner values. A person of integrity is the same on the outside and on the inside. Such an individual can be trusted because he or she never veers from inner values, even when it might be expeditious to do so. A leader must have the trust of followers and therefore must display integrity. Honest dealings, predictable reactions, well-controlled emotions, and an absence of tantrums and harsh outbursts are all signs of integrity. A leader who is centered in integrity will be more […]

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9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think–and why it works. Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time. Deadlines and time frames establish parameters, but typically not in a good way. The average person who is given two weeks to complete a task will instinctively adjust his effort so it actually takes two weeks. Forget deadlines, at least as a way to […]

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Training For Senior Leadership: Which Skills Are The Most Valuable?

What separates talented middle managers from the people who make great leaders? What skills do you look for an employee, and how do you go about training them for corporate leadership? Below, we take a look at research from the Center for Creative Leadership that reveals some surprising findings about those in line for upper management.

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Lead Without a Title

How to change the game in this new decade of leadership. The old way of leading is dead. Many of our best-known organizations have fallen and some of our most revered leaders have lost face. The global economy has now transformed and with all the new media ranging from Twitter to YouTube, everyone now can build a following. And lead their field. We have just entered what I call The Decade of Leadership. Leadership has become democratized. I’m not at all suggesting that we don’t need titles and people at […]

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Leadership Lessons from Disney Animated Movies

Disney’s animated films have played a part in our lives for decades. Many of us know the Disney versions of the fairy tales better than we know the originals. But most of us probably don’t think of leadership when we think of Disney. But isn’t that what most Disney movies are about? A character discovering who he or she is and what role she plays in the world? Isn’t the most common motif a character discovering its potential and becoming a leader of sorts? Take a look at the list […]

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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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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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SMART Goal Setting: A Surefire Way To Achieve Your Goals

I encourage you to pick up a pen and a piece of paper and jot down the goals you want to reach. Look at each goal and evaluate it. Make any changes necessary to ensure it meets the criteria for a SMART goals: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Attainable R = Realistic T = Timely Specific Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do. Specific is the What, […]

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Leadership Myths

Ten or twenty years ago, debunking leadership myths was easy. In every other corner office you could find an overconfident boss barking orders to masses of underperforming employees. However, over the last decade there has been a shift in the prevailing management winds. Most of the changes have been good—though none revolutionary. People are getting more respect. Collaboration, engagement, and performance are all on the rise. More and more companies are doing well by doing good. None of it is “new,” successful leaders have been doing this stuff for years. […]

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