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How to Be a Really Stupid Leader

What makes a leader stupid? Most believe it is a combination of a number of unattractive and unproductive behaviors that are incorporated into their style that makes them unsuccessful, along with a refusal to change. A stupid leader is a committed se...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 20, 2014

Lessons From Argentine Reaction to World Cup Loss

VIDEO: Riots erupted in Argentina after World Cup loss. High hopes and expectations gave way to defeat, shock, dejection and finally to pain, anger and destruction. This was the 120-minute journey taken by Argentina’s national football team’s sup...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 18, 2014

WPC: Relic

Relics: Senior horses are the very best. The Grandfather Horse and I have been together for so long that the line between us blurred to gray and we can’t remember which century we met. We’re rickety relics of a story the two of us made up...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 14, 2014

Creating fun

There are several different play structures at this park, but where does she want to play? on the bike rack. I love this playful, joyful approach to life. I relish in it. I love things like bike racks being used for other than their intended purpos...
by CoffeeJitters on Jul 8, 2014

On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a leader is the inherent need for personal courage. “Personal courage is the ability to act on the tough but necessary decisions guided by a moral compass that serves to benefit the team or stated goa...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 2, 2014

On Leadership, You and Your Modus Operandi

Please watch this short two-minute Ted Talk above and then read on… “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ~ Alan Al...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jul 1, 2014

On Leadership, Persistence and The Strong-Willed Leader

When I was a kid, I was known to be a little hard-headed at times. I must have driven my parents crazy with all the times that I refused to do what they asked me to do. I wanted to do things my way. What Goes Around… I can see that God has a gr...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 26, 2014

On Leadership, Star Athletes and Awesome Support Teams

Whether you are in a small business or organization, leaders need a quality, trusted support system to help make and keep them at the top of their game. Even legendary athletes swimmer Michael Phelps and football great Tom Brady have top-level suppor...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 19, 2014

GRAND PIANO

GRAND PIANO-Spain-90 Mins. 2013 Directed by Eugenio Mira Written by Damien Chazelle I could take the low road and say that Grand Piano is Phone Booth set in the world of classical music. I wouldn’t be far from the truth-look up the synopsis for...
by Written in Blood on Jun 19, 2014

7 Timeless Leadership Lessons from an Anachronistic Concierge

Monsieur Gustave H. was a hotel concierge performing at the very top of his game at a time when Europe was heading into its darkest hour. He was a man so devoted to his profession and committed to his personal values that it eventually cost him his l...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 17, 2014

Leaders: Do You Want Compliance or Engagement?

To achieve the highest levels of success within an industry today, organizations should be focused on creating training programs that develop better leaders, not better managers. Management vs. Leadership Often times the terms leadership and manageme...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 16, 2014

Smart Leaders: How To Avoid the Bullying Trap

Although we may not want to face it, our organizational cultures may be encouraging or rewarding abrasive and bullying behaviors in the name of achieving goals. This makes it too easy to fall into the bullying trap. Anything Goes? If your strategy is...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 12, 2014

On Leadership, Winning and Losing

There are many components to classical effective leadership. But today I want to discuss just a single critical part of effective leadership through the sharing two stories with you. One: I got a funny comment of one of my blog posts this week. Afte...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 11, 2014

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Dad On Father’s Day

For children, Father’s day is the perfect day to present a gift to their dad. But what Father’s Day gift would make their dad really happy? Whether you’re a daughter or a son, I know this would be on your mind whenever Father’s Day approa...
by Aha!NOW on Jun 10, 2014

Dealing with Nasty People Who Undermine You

Have you ever come across colleagues, coworkers, or “frenemies” who undermine you? Or worse, have you had this happen to you and not even know that it was happening? And how might you know if someone is working under-the-radar to cause y...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 9, 2014

Is this really YOUR problem?

NO it is definitely NOT your problem.I saw this one and had to share.Maybe you can take it to heart or share it with someone who is having trouble dealing with the feelings of "not being good enough"You really need to come to the conclusion that it i...

The VA Debacle, and Four Steps to Help All Leaders Focus on the Right Goals

I’m not convinced of the “law of attraction,” but I can say for sure that its cousin, “the law of focus” applies in leadership. And it is this: You get more of what you focus on. We only have to look at a few anecdotal examples to see the p...
by Linked 2 Leadership on Jun 1, 2014

On Leadership, Batman and Alfred the Butler

Lately, there seems to be no-end of supply of super hero movies from Hollywood – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Spiderman, and Superman. Among all these super-heroes, one of them seems to be the all-time favorite to the movie-goers, with rema...
by Linked 2 Leadership on May 30, 2014

You are NOT broken

I think that there are some people, women and young girls more often then others so it seems, who think that they are not capable of doing great things. They are not "capable" because of something that they did that was "wrong" or "incorrect". I woul...

You should only have ONE regret

This one is perfect.  So many people allow others to tell them that they can't do something ... and they believe them.  Then they look back and regret that they didn't at least try ... Nope not me - not anymore.Will there be regrets at the...
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