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Here’s the link:
Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

 

 

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“A Different World Cannot Be Built By Indifferent People.”
~ Peter Marshall, Chaplain, U.S. Senate

“Believe Those Who Are Seeking the Truth; Doubt Those Who Find It.”
~ André Gide, Nobel Laureate

“The Question Isn’t Who Is Going to Let Me, It’s Who Is Going to Stop Me.”
~ Howard Roark, The Fountainhead

“If you’ve told a child a thousand times, and the child still has not learned, then it is not the child who is the slow learner.”
~ Walter Barbe, Editor, Highlights For Children magazine

-m

 

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In the corporate world…

What you see as your leadership skills the boss may see as competition.

Leadership does not equal Status…

…but Status equals Leadership.

Leadership is no substitute for action.

Leadership by committee isn’t.

Leadership requires followers.

Management trumps Leadership.

Results trump everything.

-m

 

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Leadership is in trouble.

It’s been categorized and stereotyped.

It’s been reduced to a list of traits, skills, or principles that anyone – so we are told – can acquire and master.

It’s been distilled into terms like Emotional Intelligence – that is having the ability to listen, to be respectful, to be self aware, and to remain calm.

(Prior to 1990 these characteristics were called good manners, but I digress).

Rather than something to strive for, Leadership has become a raging industry unto itself.

It has been hijacked by hucksters and fanatics who see it as a means to their exit strategy or to make a buck.

By compartmentalizing leadership, they have us nearly convinced that anyone can be an effective leader…

…just for the price of a symposium, a book, or a college degree.

Here’s why they are wrong.

Leadership is having passion and conviction and instilling the same in others.

Leadership is believing in something bigger than yourself.  It’s being able to articulate a vision and to convince others that – if they follow you – they will achieve something bigger together.

Leadership – like creativity – is intricate and often fleeting.

and like creativity…

…not everyone can attain it.

-m

 

It’s Time To End This Leadership Training

June 21, 2016

(image from TheBooksThatMattered.com)   You’ve been there. You’ve attended the off-site leadership retreat where the high-paid consultant directs the staff in team-building exercises or trust-building games or other leadership activities designed to demonstrate the power of collaboration while ignoring the eye-rolling going on behind his back. It’s baloney. The only building going on is inside the […]

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