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Encouraging Leaders

Encouraging leaders bring the best in other people.  Each one of us needs an encouraging leader to be around us when we need a lift. The encouraging leader adds value through believing in our potential and provides resources to help us achieve better results. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” Zig Ziglar grateproducts.com/sitedir/

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Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that some languages cannot identify. Somehow narrowing it down to just a handful, we’ve illustrated 11 of these […]

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Highly Effective Leaders

One of the most basic duties of any leader is to make decisions. Highly effective leaders aren’t afraid to be decisive and to make tough calls quickly when circumstances require it. But before you make any decisions take into account these simple traits! … inspire action. … be optimistic. … have integrity. … support and facilitate your team. … have confidence. … communicate. … be decisive.

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3 Ways Great Leaders Make Every Day Count

Many leaders shine in exceptional circumstances. No surprise there–doing so is a large part of the role of leadership, after all. More telling is what leaders do in mundane, day-to-day, unexceptional times. Those times when there’s no compelling crisis or emergency. Those times when there’s just a lot of daily, weekly, monthly routine “stuff” to get through. Most of the time, in other words. What I’ve discovered is that “most of the time” leaders pass up exceptional opportunities make a real difference, because they’re both lulled by the rhythm of […]

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Youth Leadership Books

This is a great list of youth leadership books for personal reading or to use within a group setting. 50 Great Things Leaders Do: Let’s Get Fired Up! by Frank Rudnesky (2007) 101 Ways to Integrate Personal Development Into Core Curriculum: Lessons in Character Education for Grades K-12 by Mary Ann Conroy (University Press of America, 2000) A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi by Keshavan Nair (Berrett-Koehler, 1994) A Leader’s Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass, 2006) A Social Change Model of Leadership: […]

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5 Key Traits of Great Leaders

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation: “I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to attract and retain great people if they don’t feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. If you don’t give people an opportunity to really be engaged, they won’t stay.” As an […]

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The Value of Commitment!

Commitment requires that you give priority to a lot of things other than yourself. It doesn’t require that you lose yourself entirely, only that you temper your more selfish and petty urges and challenge yourself to rise above them. Commitment has the power to help you grow and be a better person. Sometimes an opportunity is handed to you and you lose out when you focus on yourself and not on the commitment. What are you committed to? Dr Simon

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What is your Story?

Moving forward requires us to look inside and establish our identities and what role we want to take part in society. We follow leaders we trust and the greater our trust is in them the farther we are willing to follow. A powerful way to generate trust is to share stories that reflect who we are – where we’ve been, what we believe, how we came to be whom we are and what has always been our passion, our goal. What is your story? OELiinkedIn

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Step Aside……

“Being a leader is about knowing how to step aside and let your team take the lead and encouraging the team along the way. As leaders, we must always remember that we could not lead if there wasn’t a team to believe in our vision or dream. So, as a leader you must always remember to recognize the effort of others.” RV

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Willing to learn…..

“Being a leader entails being willing to learn. You cannot think you know it all, because that is when you see that you know nothing at all. Remember to always listen and you will be heard. It is important to respect everyone, the person you “think” doesn’t deserve it, will be the one to impress you the most.” DJ

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