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How Does One Live as a Leader?

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How Does One Live as a Leader?

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What makes someone an effective leader?
What kind of leadership is most effective?
How much is leadership learned, how much is inherent?
How does one foster his or her ability to lead?
Who are the great leaders of our past, present, future? What can they teach us about leadership?
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Maddi Ownbey, Feb. 27, 2014

A leader is a person that commands or leads a group. Or that is what is the dictionary says. On the other hand it doesn’t matter if you lead the group, you have to have the responsibility and have the determination to be a successful leader. Just because a person is in charge doesn’t mean the are a leader. Hitler was called a leader and he was but was he a good one? No, he had so many people killed just because she did not like the way they looked. What kind of leader is this? To be an effective leader you have to be persuasive and you have to lead the group in the direction to make things better for the group as a whole. You don’t have to do everything the leader does. If you do not feel that it is the right thing to do, why do it? Be your own leader and use your own judgments to lead you.

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Sydnie SUSA, Feb. 10, 2012

Someone who isn’t afraid to put their right foot forward and speak up in situations were they may be the only one who stands up for their certain belief. A leader needs to be someone who is understanding but who can get things done.

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  • Sami H-USA Sami H-USA Oct. 18, 2013
    I agree, im that kind of person that gets scared to step up in situations. Somepeople like me just need to step up and be the leader and help people out in situations.

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Megan McCausland, Dec. 22, 2011

When the CEO of a company called Vineet Nayar told all employees that substantial layoffs would happen if the company didn’t find a way to decrease expenses by $100 million, the employees came up with $260 million worth of cost saving ideas and no one got laid off. http://bit.ly/qZf7Bi

This is the kind of bottom up leadership more people in positions of leadership need to embrace.

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  • srini n srini n Dec. 23, 2011
    One of my fellow Cost Management professional friends used to say for decades at work, at meetings and at seminars: “Don't cut heads; cut overheads”
  • Howard McCosh Howard McCosh Jan. 7, 2012
    One of the few things I like about the US Government is the Ideas for Excellence Program. For suggesting creating a form in tractor or pinwheel feed format years ago and showing how much time and money would be saved using that form I was awarded $400. Employee incentive programs work nicely!
  • Howard McCosh Howard McCosh Jan. 7, 2012
    To be an effective leader one must know where he is going and entice his/her people to follow! Mission first, people always!
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Megan McCausland, Nov. 15, 2011

Key leadership lessons from the Penn State scandal: http://drivingresultsthroughculture.com/?p=2512. The downfall of any organization is imminent when values and principles are not put into practice.

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Megan McCausland, Nov. 6, 2011

Jim Collins says that good leaders don’t motivate people, they add passionate people to their teams and avoid doing things that cause their enthusiasm to extinguish. http://bigthink.com/ideas/40844

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Georgia Gibbs, Oct. 26, 2011

Just wanted to share this interview I just read in Google Quarterly: Madeleine Albright “shares her thoughts on the transformational power of women’s leadership.”

http://www.thinkwithgoogle.co.uk/quarterly/people/madeleine-albright-nothing-without-a-woman.html
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  • Jill Davies Jill Davies Oct. 27, 2011
    Madeleine Albright is one of the great women leaders. I have always held her in high esteem. What I find remarkable about this interview is how boldly she delves into her “human” side. This passage, for instance:

    Even at the pinnacle of her profession, Albright says she sometimes second-guessed herself when she was the only woman in the room. In meetings, she’d be about to speak up, only to silence herself, thinking, ‘That will sound really stupid’. Then, almost inevitably, a man would pipe up with the same observation, “and everybody thinks it’s brilliant, and you are so mad at yourself.” There’s something both reassuring and discouraging about the fact that a Secretary of State makes the same sort of mistakes as an ordinary professional woman. Reassuring, because she was a spectacular success despite them. Discouraging, because it suggests that no amount of success ever really makes deep-rooted insecurities go away.

    To me, her ability to share her human side, her faults and insecurities, shows just how strong she is.
  • Georgia Gibbs Georgia Gibbs Nov. 9, 2011
    I have listened to her in a few interviews and am always delighted by how much I admire her. Her breath of experience and the spine she had to achieve what she did are both inspiring. She is an inspiration and, in a historical context, was a torch for many that followed.

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Jill Davies, Oct. 22, 2011

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions - and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for C level jobs.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html
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Billy Sumner, Oct. 22, 2011

On June 18, 1940, after the battle of France, the new Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Spencer Churchill, delivered a stirring speech to Parliament, and he spoke to the nation, in which he outlined the fact that the Nazi war machine would very soon attack Britain. At the end of his speech, Churchill pointed out that if they survived the terrible onslaught, history would look back and say, “this was their finest hour.” One of the finest leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYKwnBYVbw
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Bedford Wells, Oct. 20, 2011

Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence for fighting for our cause, but by non-participation of anything you believe is evil.” — Albert Einstein, 1950

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Elsa Maestra, Oct. 19, 2011

Simon Sinek has studied leaders from Steve Jobs and Martin Luther King to the Wright Brothers and come up with a model of leadership that starts with the question: “Why?” Be inspired!

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
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