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Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: If you had a rare diagnosis of an aggressive disease, wouldn’t you want to be treated by the best of the best doctors?

The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

I T'S NOT ABOUT YOU. That’s where servant leadership begins. Success is based on your influence in the marketplace and those you help. Or rather, it is significance over success. This is a very different mindset from a power-leadership model.

Let’s Not Complicate Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes I think we complicate leadership too much. I frequently talk to pastors and ministry leaders who are stressed out by the things they know they should be doing, but aren’t getting done. They’ve read a blog – maybe even this one – they read a book, listened to a podcast, or attended a conference and they feel defeated by things, which they know could make a difference in their churches, but they’ve never been able to implement them.

7 Ways Humility Contributes to Self-Confidence

Leadership Freak

Formulas for developing confidence are only outstripped by the numbers of people who lack confidence. Think positive thoughts. Dress for success. Fake it till you make it. Smile. Stand with your hands on… Continue reading → Courage Curiosity Fear Personal Growth courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

What's in Your Expectations?

Execupundit

A police captain once told me about a frequent personnel issue he encountered with new lieutenants.

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How To Embrace Brand Citizenship

Eric Jacobson

You likely have noticed the sea change in the market’s demand for brands to reinvent how they engage with customers. It’s the mandate to embrace Brand Citizenship. Which means “doing good.” Doing good for customers, employees, local communities, and the planet overall.

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So You Want to Be a Change Practitioner. Where Do You Start?

Change Starts Here

I often meet people who want to move into change management from another job, and they ask me, where do I start? The good news is that most of the people I know who do change work full time didn’t start there.

GE's Decline

Execupundit

Fortune magazine: Geoff Colvin explores " What the Hell Happened at GE ?" An excerpt: “Jeff just didn’t listen to his subordinates,” says a former finance executive. Pushback went away under Jeff,” says a former staff member. When the top guy is the smartest guy in the world, you’ve got a real problem

Authenticity and Value Alignment

Talent Anarchy 1

We talk a fair amount here about the importance of authenticity (applying a bit of intentionality toward knowing who you are and acting accordingly) and sometimes folks hear this is as an ooey-gooey, touchy-feely kind of thing that likely does not have any real value to the organization.

Q: How Long Will This Strategy Work Take?

Management Excellence

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Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

Harvard Business Review

bloomberg/Getty Images. President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology.

The 3 Types of Diversity That Shape Our Identities

Harvard Business Review

Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images. Diversity means different things to different people. In a study of 180 Spanish corporate managers, we explored perceptions of diversity and found that depending on who is answering, diversity usually means one of three things: demographic diversity (our gender, race, sexual orientation, and so on), experiential diversity (our affinities, hobbies, and abilities), and cognitive diversity (how we approach problems and think about things).

How to Help the Employees You Gain in a Merger Succeed

Harvard Business Review

Lance Grandahl/Unsplash. The term “acqui-hire” is a nifty neologism that enjoys the virtue of being well-defined in M&A circles while suffering the vice of being misunderstood. Ostensibly, young companies are “acqui-hired” more for their best people than for any real interest in their products, services, or ongoing operations. Talent acquisition is acqui-hiring’s main purpose, say innovation pundits — everything else matters less.