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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog
This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership. He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan. To be a leader today in almost any organization means you are daily, if not hourly, bombarded with problems and challenges that don’t have clear-cut “right” answers. Or, even more confounding, there are many “right” answers, depending on your perspective. Such challenges include meeting contradictory needs (for example, tending to your “stars” while building the team as a whole), delivering quarterly results while investing for the future, maintaining consistent standards and policies while accommodating unique customer requirements, or staying focused on results while adhering to your company’s purpose and values.

Deep Capture Blog strategy+business A Father's Advice: F. Scott Fitzgerald on What to Worry About In the hundreds of letters authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald that have been collected, we have this one dated August 8, 1933. In it, he offered the following advice to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, while she was away at camp. It is still good advice today. I feel very strongly about you doing duty. All I believe in in life is the rewards for virtue (according to your talents) and the punishments for not fulfilling your duties, which are doubly costly. Half-wit, I will conclude. With dearest love,

Zen Habits — Simple Productivity Seth's Blog : Naked PR Blog - Truth, Not Charm Sloan Management Review - Sustainable Innovation Ever Imagined a World Without Internet? [INFOGRAPHIC] Steve Carrell may be seeking a friend for the end of the world, but here at Mashable, we're more concerned with the end of the Internet. Can you imagine it? Instead of an iPad, you'd be clutching a weighty $1,200 Encyclopedia Brittanica as you rock yourself to sleep. And instead of tweeting with pals halfway around the world, we'd be licking stamps that would total $6.3 trillion in the United States alone. We're cringing at the thought. SEE ALSO: The Internet Is Ruining Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC] Online Education created this graphic detailing the nightmare that would be the world without Internet. What would be your biggest nightmare in a world without Internet? Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, JamesBrey

The Practice of Leadership Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams October 24th, 2011 Posted in General | 7 Comments and 23 Reactions I know I’m getting older when I step on a regional jet and the pilot looks like he just graduated from high school. Truth is, I want a pilot with experience not someone who learned to fly on the Sony PlayStation. : ) Yet, while I desire a pilot with experience it occurred to me that experience is not always a good thing. In fact sometimes experience can be a curse. I’ve noticed that in this economy a lot of people are inflicted with the curse of experience. The good news is that there is a simple antidote to the curse of experience and it is to Think Like a Rookie . Rookies don’t have experience. Rookies put their head down, work hard, stay positive, live fearlessly and are naïve enough to be successful. I recently spoke at a national sales meeting for a Fortune 500 company. Rookies aren’t tainted by rejection, negative assumptions or past experiences. Do you agree that experience can be a curse? -Jon

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