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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style
Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major ecommerce company out of her dorm room. He might be the next salt-and-pepper-haired, barefoot Steve Jobs, presenting a groundbreaking new device at a major industry conference. "Our research indicates that what really matters is that leaders are able to create enthusiasm, empower their people, instill confidence and be inspiring to the people around them," says Peter Handal, chief executive of New York City-based Dale Carnegie Training, a leadership-training company. That's a tall order. 1. Great leaders are brave enough to face up to challenging situations and deal with them honestly. "The gossip at the coffee machine is usually 10 times worse than reality," Handal says. 2. 3. If you're not a suit, don't try to be one. 4. 5. The 5 Keys Series Related:  Management - Tools, Ideas and GiraffesTeaching methods

A Speech Every Executive Should Give Good morning. It’s good to be together again. This is our first gathering under our new organizational structure. As some of you know from past meetings, I want today and the rest of the week to be fun. At the same time, I consider this one of our most important meetings ever. In one sense, I don’t like starting out seriously. On the other hand, my opening message is extremely important. I’d like to begin by telling you what I’m NOT going to discuss at length today. The first is quality of service. Frankly, there’s been enough talk about that. And while I’m at it, one further comment about quality. The sixth and most important reason is … inattention by management. Another thing I won’t spend much time on today is the intensity of competition caused by oversupply. Many of you are experiencing it firsthand. Things are supposed to improve in a few years, when demand catches up with supply. Having told you what I don’t want to talk about today, now to the things I DO want to discuss.

Content Performance Issues? These are the Remedies 20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good news is there are plenty of reputable places to educate yourself online for free, and here’s a good 20 of them to get you started. 1. The coolest thing about Internet learning is that you can take college courses which in the past were only available to people who forked over immense sums of money to attend elite colleges. Courses typically include videos and certain coursework (such as online quizzes) that must be completed in a certain amount of time, as these courses are monitored by a professor. 2. Home to more than 3,000 videos on subjects ranging from SAT prep to cosmology, art history to calculus, Khan Academy is a great place to learn. You can also leave comments or ask questions if you want more information or if something isn’t clear in the lessons. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. iTunes U Love videos by experts on all sorts of topics? 13. 14.

Part II: The Movement Towards Change You’ve got the itch, something in your life could use a little excitement, change, or even fulfillment. So what’s holding you back? If you have identified the fears, negative beliefs or thoughts that are hindering you from moving towards something better, then rock on! If you are still hesitant or unsure of what that may look like, then take a few minutes and go back to Part One. These simple questions will help guide you to more effectively shift out of your comfort zone. 1. 2. 3. These three steps can shift your life immediately and help you move to the next chapter. Success stories, just like our friend, have had major changes after meeting and mingling with like-minded people, folks who were seeking more from their everyday lives. Join us at the second 2013 Clean Slate event April 23rd at BlackFinn Ameripub. Much Love, Emily Roberts & Robin Emmerich

The One Thing Successful People Never Do 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Whether or not the feedback is just “there” to be grasped or offered by another person, all the examples highlight seven key characteristics of helpful feedback. Helpful feedback is – Goal-referencedTransparentActionableUser-friendlyTimelyOngoingConsistent 1. Given a desired outcome, feedback is what tells me if I should continue on or change course. Note that goals (and the criteria for them) are often implicit in everyday situations. 2. Even as little pre-school children, we learn from such results and models without adult intervention. Far too much educational feedback is opaque, alas, as revealed in a true story told to me years ago by a young teacher. 3. Thus, “good job!” 4. 5. 6. 7. References

Managing Effectively in a Matrix - Ruth Malloy by Ruth Malloy | 11:00 AM August 10, 2012 What if you upgraded your IT network to a new operating system that promised faster, better and leaner results — only to find that the vast majority of your leaders did not have the necessary competencies to use that new system? At Hay Group, our research suggests that many companies are now stuck in that metaphorical boat. To uncover the competencies required to achieve results within the matrix, we conducted interviews with dozens of leaders from around the world who were accountable for results but did not have formal authority over the resources needed to achieve those results, which is a fairly common matrix scenario. Influence and conflict management capabilities help leaders to build consensus around a common purpose and deliver the collaborative solutions that the matrix requires. However, knowing the skills that are required is not enough. Just how scarce are matrix-related leadership skills? 1. 2. 3. 4.

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