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The first step in overcoming corporate naysayers is refusing to be intimidated.
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Learning is intrinsic to change. This video contains suggestions for leaders to engage in the learning process.
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"Let’s say your goal is to eventually become the CEO of your company. That’s a lofty goal, to be sure.
Why do you want to achieve that level of success? Is it because you like the title? Is it because of the pay? The social status? If those are your reasons, it’s my contention that you cannot be a truly great leader."
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What did you, our readers, most enjoy from SmartBlog on Leadership in 2015, and how does it compare with our most-clicked links in our daily newsletter, Sm
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With our seemingly never-ending to-do lists and 9-to-5 back-to-back meetings, we are navigating at breakneck speeds in our work days to attempt to keep it
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Credit: getrefe.com One of my worries about the idea of leadership is when it becomes this weighty, abstract concept, something talked about in the
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“The Power of 50 Bits” can be digested by the layperson, but it is based on behavioral science and research and thus requires a patient and curious reader.
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Let’s set our yearly leadership development goals and put some best practices in place to help us achieve those goals.
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Client focus, adaptability and people and passion. It’s a pretty simple yet hard to replicate formula. Figure out the specific that apply to your business.
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There will never be perfectly clear skies. So don't blame clouds. Effective leaders must adapt to changing conditions and adjust their strategy accordingly.
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If you're looking for me for my work at SmartBrief, try here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105033915762529808012
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  • SmartBrief
    Senior editor; managing editor of SmartBlog on Leadership, 2012 - present
  • SmartBrief
    Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • SmartBrief Inc.
    Copy editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy desk chief, 2007 - 2009
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern, 2005 - 2005
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Fifty Bits: A book that shows we can make better choices| @SmartBrief
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“The Power of 50 Bits” can be digested by the layperson, but it is based on behavioral science and research and thus requires a patient and

Make it safe to learn | Video by @JohnBaldoni
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Learning is intrinsic to change. This video contains suggestions for leaders to engage in the learning process.

13 development goals for leaders in 2016| @GreatLeadership
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Let’s set our yearly leadership development goals and put some best practices in place to help us achieve those goals.

What SmartBrief's top leadership posts of 2015 tell us | @SBLeaders
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What did you, our readers, most enjoy from SmartBlog on Leadership in 2015, and how does it compare with our most-clicked links in our daily

How does a firm survive and prosper over 3 decades? | @Comm_Core
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Client focus, adaptability and people and passion. It’s a pretty simple yet hard to replicate formula. Figure out the specific that apply to

Leading is about simple actions taken every day | @James_daSilva
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Credit: getrefe.com One of my worries about the idea of leadership is when it becomes this weighty, abstract concept, something talked about

The art of asking effective questions | @JoelGarfinkle
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A wise man said there are three kinds of questions: Ones that show how smart you are, ones that show how dumb they are, and ones that seek i

Vocal delivery: Take command of your voice (part 1) | @SmartBrief
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How do strong vocal delivery skills enhance your presentation? A voice that is both easy to hear and pleasing to listen to immediately grabs

3 arguments against performance reviews | @CorporateIntel
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It's really hard to explain to someone how they can learn from mistakes and get better at what they do.

Bill George: The journey to authentic leadership
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This post is excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from "Discover Your True North, Expanded and Updated Edition" (August 2015)

How to add -- a 3-minute lesson in design | @TheDanWard
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Another 3-minute design lesson from "The Simplicity Cycle" Imagine Sherlock without Watson, chocolate without peanut butter, or an accelerat

Self-management Is the other half of self-awareness | @JohnBaldoni
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Everyone says self-awareness is essential to effective leadership. It is, but there is another aspect to awareness that may be equally compe

Creating an organizational culture of resilience: Leaders are the key
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Volatile equities markets, rising interest rates, international turmoil and instability, unstable monetary exchanges, shrinking resources, c

Don't take ourselves too seriously | @SCEdmonds
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We take ourselves very seriously, at work, at home, with friends, and with strangers. We need to lighten up.

Share rather than prove | @JohnBaldoni
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I play piano for fun and sometimes when I play, especially for a new audience, I get a bit nervous. And so I turned to Dr. Julie Jaffee Nage

The unexceptional outweighs the unbelievable | @WithinYourGrasp
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For the most part, the stories we hear about leaders and companies tend to be about the amazing exceptions. These are not the norm.

CEOs: manage the future, not the past | @TheAmericanCEO
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Looking to historical information for insight has its place, but those insights are best mined by functional leaders -- not the CEO.

Celebrate mistakes: Creating a culture of forgiveness | @JoelGarfinkle
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Your team is made up of some of the best -- you have seen them in action and you know they’re great players. Every day, you see them minimiz

3 approaches to public speaking: The interpreter | @SmartBrief
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A few weeks ago we kicked off our series, ”Moving Up the Value Chain of Speaking Approaches” with a look at the Expert presentation approach

Running scared when failure occurs | @James_daSilva
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I spend many, many hours watching the NBA playoffs each spring. The first round is, in many ways, my favorite: up to four games per day, and