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8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth,

  Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Manager and leader are two completely different roles, although we often use the terms interchangeably. Managers are facilitators of their team members’ success. They ...

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LEADERS CHECK 2 LISTS EVERY MORNING.

I was late for my meeting with the CEO of a technology company and I was emailing him from my iPhone as I walked onto the elevator in his company’s office building. I stayed focused on the screen as I rode to the sixth floor. I was still typing with my thumbs when the elevator doors opened and I walked ...

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LIVE 100 YEARS WITH FOLLOWING 5 ATTITUDE

243 people of more than 100 years were watched and found with pleasant and positive attitude in the one of the research projects carries out by the Albert Einstein College of medicine. People more than of 95 years were involved in the research. People who passed 100 years, out of those 243, out of them 75 percentage were woman. Their ...

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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM DABBAWALA

It is this very simplicity and the zeal to work hard that has made the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin-box Supplier Trust, one of the most efficient services across the world.   It does not just stop there. Top notch universities like Harvard and leading companies like Microsoft, Accenture and SAP have invited the members of this association and done detailed case ...

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How To Lead In A Crisis LEARN FROM LBJ

Since 1982, historian Robert Caro has been chronicling the life of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. The first three volumes of the Years of Lyndon Johnson series were met with wide acclaim. The third volume, Master of the Senate, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Now, Caro has released volume four: The Passage of Power, ...

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HOW MANY CEOs company need to lead better ?

It’s a classic management consultant’s nightmare. Conventional wisdom insists there can only be one person truly in charge of a team, department, or company. But the five CEOs who run both MOBI Wireless Management and Bluefish Wireless Management have proven that idea wrong.   MOBI is a three-year-old company that provides wireless device and plan management for enterprises. Bluefish provides ...

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So what’s Sony’s new CEO to do?

Today’s guest post is from Bob Herbold, the long-time Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft Corporation and author of What’s Holding You Back: 10 Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders (CLICK HERE to buy your copy). You can read more about Bob at the end of this post. The stories we’ve been reading these past few weeks about Kazuo Hirai, Sony’s ...

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THE 6 ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!    1) Availability We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason ...

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The language of successful marketing

The best marketing messages have six make-or-break characteristics in common, according to a recent post by Alex Goldfayn Goldfayn’s list suggests marketers should pay careful attention to both what they say and how they say it. In summary, his key insights on successful marketing language include: Simplicity – if you think your current messages are easy to understand, aim to ...

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How to turn bad habits into good onesleadership guru,

The transformation of bad habits into productive ones isn’t an easy process – it’s a simple one. The post discusses a recent study that suggests 40 per cent of what we believe to be “decisions” are actually habits and, as a result, are quite possibly unproductive actions. To help break the cycle the following tips on habit change are offered: ...

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FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPING NEW LEADERS IN THE COMPANY

That is a key finding of a new study by the Hay Group, a talent management consulting firm, that identified the best-managed U.S. companies for 2011. The top 20 highest-rated companies for leadership development included corporate stalwarts such as General Electric (GE), Procter & Gamble (PG), IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT). One common ingredient — these businesses all place a ...

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WHAT ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL TASK FOR CEOs?

(MoneyWatch) “But what will I do?” a CEO asked us. He told us he had a great chief operating officer to handle his company’s day-to-day operations and had just interviewed a perfect candidate to take over the financial side of his business. The only problem — hiring a CFO would leave him with little to do, he said. This is ...

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12 important lessons for leaders at the age of 60. MUST READ.

 I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned during the past six decades that really matters. Here’s a first pass: 1. The more we know about ourselves, the more power we have to behave better. Humility is underrated. We each have an infinite capacity for self-deception — countless unconscious ways we protect ourselves from pain, uncertainty, and responsibility — often at ...

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HOW TO ADOPT MENTORS WITHOUT REALLY ASKING?

This interview with Shellye Archambeau, chief executive of MetricStream, a firm that helps companies meet compliance standards, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. What do you consider some important leadership lessons you’ve learned? A. My mother had a definite influence on my leadership style. She was very involved in the community. She would say that whenever you run ...

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EVERYTHING IS CHANGE IN THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 2012 EXCEPT SELF

  Today’s post is by Jan Rutherford – author of The littlest Green Beret . You can learn more about Jan at the end of the post. The thing about leadership development is that it all starts with everyone’s favorite subject – themselves.  Self awareness is the starting point for effective leadership, and it’s always interesting to watch my students ...

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