The World Needs More Revolutionary Leaders

In the not too distant past, I held a callous and shallow definition of a leader, which did not distinguish between normal and revolutionary ones. Over the years though, I have come to question every aspect of what a leader must endure and exhibit to understand both the technical and emotional aspects of any organization. My new understanding has allowed…

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Four Reasons Leaders Don’t Need a Position of Leadership

Just recently someone asked me how learning about leadership or adopting leadership skills would help them, as they were not in a leadership position. First of all, this is a great line of thinking because it really shows that an individual is considering themselves and their development in the bigger picture. Secondly, it's perfectly reasonable to ask a question like…

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Leadership and the Yellow Brick Road

I've often heard by those who take on new roles of leadership that they feel like they don't know what they're doing. There is, of course, the reality that this was caused by faulty promotional procedures. But let's assume for argument's sake that the placement is warranted. What leads to such feelings of uncertainty? Truthfully, it's because leadership is complicated…

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Modern Leadership from Five Classic Quotes

Leaders are storytellers. They create a vision for others through their language, and we often memorialize that language with clothing, tattoos, and colorful graphics. We have so many leaders, past and present, which means there are countless leadership quotes for us to digest. How often do we stop and really interpret what those words means with regards to our leadership?…

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Three Terrible Attitudes in Leadership

How a leader takes initiative is dependent on the language they use. Actions often speak louder than words, but for leaders, words can be just as significant at revealing how they view the world. The phrases that follow may seem outdated, even obviously misguided, but those in leadership positions still use them with frequency and fervor. "Stay in your lane"…

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Leading Against Pluralistic Ignorance

In "The Emperor's New Clothes", a narcissistic emperor succumbs to the wit of two conmen, leading to his reveling in town stark naked. While the emperor's leadership skills are an entirely different matter, the reaction, or lack thereof, is the subject of this article. Dozens of townspeople sat by in reverent (or fearful) silence and allowed an unclothed man to…

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