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5 leadership lessons from Abraham Lincoln:

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Credited with freeing the slaves, Abraham Lincoln remains a timeless figure in American history and will forever be known as one of the greatest presidents to ever hold office.  These lessons, gleaned by example, will help you develop the character traits to become a ...

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Discipline always cut the distance between you and goals

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success. Phase 2: When we have success, it leads to more options ...

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The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard Abou

  The old distinctions between leaders and followers are gone. Great followers follow by leading. Here’s 11 ways to make sure you do just that. In 1982 I left a great job at MTV: Music Television for what is now the A&E Network for one reason: to work for Jim Collins. A highly successful executive, Collins poured wisdom into my ...

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Performance Appraisals Are Dead, Long Live Performance

  Performance appraisals are one of the most frequently criticized talent management practices. The criticisms range from their being an enormous waste of time to their having a destructive impact on the relationship between managers and their subordinates. Criticizing performance appraisals has a long history. For decades, the literature on talent management has pointed out the flaws in most performance ...

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LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM HIGGS BOSON

With physicists closing in on the elusive Higgs boson the long sought-after “God particle” that could explain so much about the origins and makeup of the universe — I think it’s time to reveal an Earth-shattering revelation of my own. To all of you, I’m a friendly neighborhood management consultant and former corporate executive, but that’s just an alter ego ...

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BUSINESS LEADERS SHOULD GET CONNECTED TO POLITICAL LEADER

IN A grey building on a busy roundabout in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Aliko Dangote deals in everything from cement and sugar to pasta and prayer mats. His ascent did not follow the usual path of the Nigerian mega-rich who feed at the oil trough. A decade ago he took over several failing state enterprises and made them profitable. His ...

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PATIENCE ALWAYS PAY: SANIA NEHWAL

    Elated after lifting her second title of the year, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal yesterday said that patience and a newly-acquired calm demeanour made all the difference in her Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold triumph in Bangkok. The 22-year-old world number five, who had defended the Swiss Open in March, rallied to defeat Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon 19-21 21-15 21-10 ...

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THE WORLD'S MOST REPUTED 100 COMPANIES

The World’s Most Reputable Companies We live in a world where word of mouth is the No. 1 driver of sales and competitive advantage—and because there’s a strong correlation between a company’s reputation and consumers’ willingness to recommend it, businesses need to focus on building those strong bonds with stakeholders. Companies should of course strive to earn the trust and ...

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TAKE THESE 4 STEPS IF YOU NEED TO BRING BIG BUSINESS CHANGE

 In today’s accelerated business environment, the ability to anticipate and actively lead change on a daily basis is essential for leaders. John Kotter wrote the books (literally) on how to lead change. He laid out six important areas for effecting change: creating a sense of urgency, creating a compelling vision, forming a guiding coalition, communicating widely to gain alignment, gaining ...

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I HAVE TO MEET MY COACH : Usain Bolt SAYS.

Usain Bolt leading the pack during the Diamond League in Rome on Thursday Usain Bolt may have won in the fastest time this year and set a new meeting record at the Diamond League in Rome but he is still expecting coach Glen Mills to explain what he did wrong. While he could understandably be upset with his 10.04sec run ...

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