Tag Archive for Leadership

Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch

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Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch By David Roppo For many decades the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” has been floating around leadership development circles. It’s often attributed to Peter Drucker, the father of management, although that claim has yet to be substantiated. Nevertheless, I believe the phrase makes for some…

6 ways to be a better project manager

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Project management is a complex — and critical — function. Here are six pieces of advice to help project managers improve their craft. Project managers wear many hats: facilitators, managers, problem-solvers and even interpreters — translating business needs into actionable plans for teams and aligning resources. They must work around constraints, map skills and set…

Election Tech: Leadership is more powerful than technology

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Harper Reed-entrepreneur, programmer, and Obama’s former CTO-says winning organizations treat technology as a ‘first class citizen’ by empowering people and small teams to make smart decisions. The myth is powerful. Technology and big data helped Obama win a tight re-election campaign in 2012. Obama mastered social media in 2008, and by 2012 had such a…

Leadership and Compassion

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Compassion is a fundamental pillar for highly effective leadership, however, it may not always enjoy the level of importance it deserves! Let’s explore some basics and the related implications… What is compassion in practical terms? I found an appealing explanation of the term compassion at the “Greater Good” website and they state it as the…

7 Lead-Off Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Manager

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Establishing yourself as a credible and positive leader is important and challenging. Here are some all-too-common missteps of first-time (and even some hapless, experienced) managers. Avoid them in good health! Leading-off with, “Things are going to change around here.” Too many managers enter into a new role assuming everything is broken and that they’ve been…

Team Leaders Should Play Favorites (but Only in Moderation)

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It’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to gravitate toward certain people based on things like interpersonal compatibility and demonstrated performance abilities. However,…