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'Theresa May's mask has slipped': febrile mood at SNP spring conference

Angus Robertson tells supporters it would be a ‘democratic outrage’ for PM to ignore Holyrood’s vote<p>The SNP’s spring conference struck a combative tone from the start, as Angus Robertson, the party’s Westminster leader, told Theresa May she had better not dare block a second referendum before …

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The "Jack of All Trades" Might Just Be a Master of Big-Picture Thinking

Effective leaders don't have all the answers. They know how to put the right pieces together.<p>The old saying "jack of all trades, master of none," is almost always used with negative connotations. It usually means a person lacks the focus needed to stick with anything long enough to become truly …

Leadership

Future Leaders Connect

Future Leaders Connect – The global network for emerging policy leaders<p>Your chance to connect to a long-term network of emerging leaders from around …

Psychology
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Personality

5 Things Strong Leaders Do

Life isn’t fair. If you think you will always have the same raises, bonuses and opportunities as your peers, prepare to be disappointed. That’s life. …

5 Tips To Empower Your Team (And Make Your Job Easier)

Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. But managers have to do their part to unlock potential.<p>Empowered employees are the mark of real leadership and the symbol of a healthy company. Whether you're a mid-level manager or a C-suite executive, as a …

Success

The Truth About Authentic Leaders

Is "Be yourself" terrible advice for a leader? Bill George, the creator of the "authentic leadership" approach to management, answers critics and …

Being Quiet Is Part of Being a Good CEO

After interviews with 200 senior business executives, Hal Gregersen of MIT found that one of the virtues of good leadership is listening properly.<p>The amount of literature devoted to teaching people how to become a successful executive is vast. And that’s no surprise: People aspire to be in the …

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8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who don’t? The successful elite make smart decisions and keep their …

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Success comes to those who look for it, not to those who wait for it.<p>Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain …

TED Talks

Who Needs To Lead Digital Transformation In 2017

Shutterstock<p>The question of when digital transformation will be complete is a moot point these days. New technologies and digital trends will never stop. However, it’s likely that the people leading the charge will be the change from year to year.<p>In a recent report from Altimeter, analysts found …

Governance
Leadership

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. …

How To Build Influence And Land That Leadership Role

Leadership is all about <i>influence</i>, the more influence we have, the better the leader we can be.<p>Now there are five sources of influence <i>Position, Knowledge/Expertise, Network, Character</i>, and <i>Success</i>.<p>Of this position is probably the least important.<p>Now I appreciate that might seem like a strange thing …

Leadership and Operational Excellence

I am honored to have been selected to speak at the Business Transformation and Operational Excellence World Summit in Orlando Mar 21-24, as improving operational excellence is the area where I have spent the majority of my professional career. Whether it has been driving transformational programs, …

Your Leadership Requires You to Have Guts

Leadership is hard. It means making difficult decisions, stepping out of your comfort zone, and standing on the edge of your greatness.<b>Leadership</b> …

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How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-improvement

After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

The Secrets Of Women Running Billion-Dollar Companies

Billion-dollar startups are so rare they’re called unicorns. Those led by a woman? Even rarer. Here, three share what they’ve learned.<p>When you’re running a billion-dollar tech company, there isn’t a lot of time to stop running, step back, and take in all that you’ve built.<p>For Eventbrite’s Julia …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Elements of a Strong Leadership Pipeline

Investments in traditional leadership development are often misguided and a waste of money.<p>It’s not that development itself isn’t important. In a Deloitte study of 7,000 organizations this year, 89% of executives rated “strengthening the leadership pipeline” an urgent issue. That’s up from 86% last …

The 5 Essential Skills Everyone--Especially Leaders and Entrepreneurs--Should Cultivate ASAP

Before management or leadership skills, before marketing, financial, or operational skills, there are five more essential, more foundational skills that drive success.<p>Five essential skills are needed to create and build a great business.<p>Leaders need these skills if their business is to have the …

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A CEO who has founded 4 companies explains why she hopes to never go above 50 employees

Some startup founders dream of seeing their companies grow to hundreds or thousands of employees. Serial entrepreneur Cindy Whitehead, however, prefers to keep headcounts low.<p>Whitehead, who is currently the CEO of her fourth company, The Pink Ceiling — an organization that offers consulting, seed …

Theresa May faces backlash from European leaders over plans to curb migration

Theresa May is facing a backlash from European leaders over plans to curb migration after France threatened to retaliate against Britons working on the continent.<p>The Prime Minister and Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, used their Conservative Party conference speeches to announce an immigration …

The Slippery Slope of Leadership Transitions

When it comes to that big promotion or job change, leaders feel high degrees of ambiguity and uncertainty and little support from their new or old …