1 super rare sign you’re supposed to be a leader, according to science

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By Leah Thomas via Fairygodboss – Ladders If you’re someone who is able to keep your cool — and care — even when your team is driving you nuts, you were born to be a leader. Leaders are often depicted as cold-hearted, no-nonsense figures without a trace of a soul (think: Miranda Priestly). But recent… read more

Brave Leadership: Seven Hallmarks Of Truly Courageous Leaders

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By Margie Warrell – Forbes A robotic revolution, looming trade wars, random gun violence, chemical warfare… little wonder so many people are feeling anxious. Little wonder also that ‘VUCA’ – a term standing for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambitious – has become such a trendy managerial acronym. We live in anxious and uncertain times. The… read more

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

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by Kevin Cashman – Forbes Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains leadership for the long… read more

5 Reasons Leaders Are Afraid To Challenge The Status Quo

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By Glenn Llopis – Forbes How often have you seen senior leaders challenge the status quo or ask employees to think outside the box? That’s the question the Harvard Business Review put to more than 1,000 employees across industries nationwide. The result? 42% said never or almost never, 32% said sometimes, and 26% said fairly… read more

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

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by: Carol Kinsey Goman-FORBES With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional authority. The goal of leadership without authority is to… read more

10 habits of super likable leaders

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by: Travis Bradberry-Ladders If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly… read more

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

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by: Christine Comaford-FORBES Are any of these phrases familiar to you? • “You just don’t understand.” • “How many times do I have to repeat myself?” • “I can’t tell if you’re distracted, or you just don’t care.” Whether you’re hearing these phrases or saying them, they’re all signs of ineffective listening. And ineffective listening… read more

A Story about Authentic Leadership; Learning the Hard Way

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by:Glenn Maul – LinkedIn Thanks for the overwhelming response to my last article. I was very much moved by some of the comments, and the people who wrote in about how our interactions over the years had helped them along their path. I also appreciated the individual who noted that the implications of authentic leadership… read more