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The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

Leadership Strangers: Authority and Accountability

A project or initiative begins. Do we have the authority to lead?An initiative deviates. Do we have accountability in results?Authority and …

The best bosses are enlightened dictators

- Walt Disney would ask employees for their ideas through surveys but would then dictate his requirements. When employees didn't perform, he would …

Three Lessons in Leading Innovation from the LSI

Three lessons from the LSI for those leading innovation and change within organisations Continue reading →

The Top 12 Missed Opportunities of Leadership

I’m sure you’re rowing hard. But are you rowing like a leader? In order to seize opportunities you must recognize them. The top 12 missed …

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

10 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent Bosses

It may be counter-intuitive to pull off for top-down bosses, but when mastered, your morale and engagement will soar to new heights.<p>Eleven years ago, I reported to a highly emotionally-intelligent and very successful executive -- still my favorite boss to this day.<p>The greatest lessons Bruce taught …

Emotional Intelligence

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

3 Surprising Leadership Qualities You're Probably Missing

Ready to unlock a higher level of leadership? Start embracing these out-of-the-box traits.<p>Certain traits leaders demonstrate--honesty, confidence and creativity, for instance--should come as no shock. If you're looking to truly set yourself above the pack, though, you've got to go beyond these …

Leadership