“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

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Second, we were interested in investigating how good people actually are at recognizing good leadership. This means that I have watched people make poor choices about who to give a leadership role to, year after year. Leadership Leading teams Knowledge management Article

To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

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Second, for very large tasks you often do not get feedback on your success until many of the pieces of that project are in place. Even if particular elements of the task appear to be going well, the success of the large-scale project requires integrating all of the specific tasks in a coordinated fashion. It is not until you have a complete draft that you can assess whether the project is working. The individual tasks that are part of any major project take practice.

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The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded

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As Cornell psychologist David Dunning says, “The road to self-insight runs through other people.” Leadership Decision making Managing yourself Digital Article

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

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Execution risk: A wrong execution model or poor execution can make a project run too long and cost too much, leading to a total loss of focus and a reduction in value creation. Almost half of IT projects run over budget and about 56 percent deliver less value than predicted.