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30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end? Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? What makes a leader …

Leadership Trends in 2013

A report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) last year showed that nearly three quarters of organisations in England reported …

The Power of Conceptual Thinking to Strengthen Your Leadership

Enhance the abstract part of your brain to best convey your vision and stimulate creativity. The fourth in a seven-part series on leadership communication.<p>In order to communicate most effectively with your staff--and bring out the best in them--you have to relate to them in all the different ways …

In-depth analysis of public sector leadership

Like the Public Leaders Network, the International Journal of Leadership in Public Services aims to promote greater understanding of the challenges and lessons to be learned from successful leadership of public services.<p>Like our network, the journal believes there are specific issues about public …

The DIAMOND LEADERSHIP

The difference between aligned and misaligned teams/organization, is the difference between average and excellent. When strategies are misaligned with culture, organizations and businesses pay extremely high price.<p>Aligned teams happen to be innovative, perform faster and better in the changing …

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Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability

What does the ancient eastern practice of mindfulness, often associated with orange-clothed chanting monks, have to do with the fast-paced, performance-driven style of western leadership? In tough times, it could act as an influential asset in the public service's fight for survival.<p>Mindfulness is …

Top 5 Leadership Videos Less Than 5-Minutes Long

Mid-week inspiration for managers and leaders: Here are five of our most popular leadership video blogs.<p>Why Large-Scale Change, When Pushed Through Management, Fails <br>Management is great at the day-to-day operations. But since those same management systems fail 70% of the time at implementing …

Stepping up: five tips to succeed in school leadership posts

Come September many of us will be stepping up to take a leadership post for the first time, or taking on a new leadership role outside our comfort zone. This waiting period can be both an anxious and exciting time as we wonder what lies ahead.<p>I am about to move from a middle leadership post in a …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

Leadership Values and Workplace Ethics

A Key Secret in the Success Factors That Define Effective Leaders<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Share<br>• Email<p>Updated March 29, 2018<p>Leaders know what they value. They also …

Top 10 Underrated Leadership Traits

Every boss has room for improvement. Get started by analyzing which of these traits you might lack.<p><i>"Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership."</i> <i><br>--Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of Visa</i><p>Just because you're a manager, doesn't mean you're a leader. Management …

3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at TechCrunch's Disrupt event Monday afternoon, but he didn't talk about his own company. In fact, Costolo …

Leadership Lessons from Tug-of-War - Switch & Shift

“What am I creating?” is a critical leadership question you must ask yourself every day. Personally, it aligns your choices and actions. …

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50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

The Human-Side of Leadership - Switch & Shift

I prepared for a career in business by taking management classes, obtaining a management degree and getting a job in management. My education was …

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Classic Leadership Skills You Should Apply to Your Social Life

What makes a great leader makes a great friend. Nobody wants to think of their social life as a business that needs management, but many of the best …

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an age that seeks quick fixes and easy answers. Sometimes leaders abdicate their thinking to others and accept "prevailing wisdom," which is often an oxymoron.<p>I grew up, like most, accepting many things at face value. It wasn't …

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