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  • feedwordpress 13:35:20 on 2017/06/21 Permalink
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    Discover Your Leadership Archetype To Lead With Strength 

    Are you a rebel? A hero? A navigator? Or someone else?

    If, as a leader, you’ve ever had a moment of self-doubt or uncertainty, then you may have accessed one of your archetypes. In any given situation, we can spring into action and either try to “fix” the problem or take control, neither of which are beneficial to leading a team. Finding your archetype can help you approach your weaknesses and address them head on.

    Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead From Within, a global leadership coaching and consulting firm. Her new book is The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. I recently interviewed Lolly on the LEADx podcast, and delved into her thoughts on archetypes and how to approach them. (The interview below has been lightly edited for space and clarity.)

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    As seen on Forbes written by Kevin Kruse

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  • feedwordpress 13:15:21 on 2017/06/21 Permalink
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    7 Habits All Great Leaders Share 

    One of the best ways to grow in your professional life is to study great leaders. And there’s no better way to understand the best leaders than looking at their habits. After all, our disciplines reflect our priorities, and it’s the things we do every day that shape us.

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    As seen on Thrive Global written by Lolly Daskal

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  • feedwordpress 13:13:11 on 2017/06/21 Permalink
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    Supervising Friends, Ethically 

     

    QUESTION:

    I was recently promoted to a new midlevel supervisor position, and several of the people I now oversee are good friends. I think they are doing excellent work, but I’m concerned that I not show special treatment. How does one supervise friends ethically? ANONYMOUS

    Asking this question is a good sign. After all, it’s easy to assume your judgment and decisions are unimpeachable. Pausing to reflect shows a degree of thoughtfulness that will serve you well.

    Still, you don’t want to overthink this — and end up behaving in response to your perception of others’ perceptions. It may be more useful to take a step back and frame the situation a little differently. For some input on that, I spoke to Lolly Daskal, a longtime leadership coach and consultant and the author of the bestselling book “The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

    “I’ve bumped…

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  • feedwordpress 13:06:26 on 2017/06/21 Permalink
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    Understanding the 7 Leader Archetypes of Leadership 

    Andrew was a top executive working for one of the world’s largest multinational companies. A specialist in organizational design, he was renowned throughout the industry for successfully revamping his company’s culture. When the CEO of a major competitor approached him with a promotion offer and the opportunity to play on a bigger stage, he jumped at the chance. His mission was to develop and launch a complex and important organizational redesign that the company’s CEO hoped would vault the company far ahead of its competitors.

    At his last job, Andrew had thrived on top-down leadership. He was used to leading without involving his employees, and—at least for a while—that had worked out fine. But his new company was less bureaucratic. Its leaders were more open and transparent, and employees were used to being involved in decision-making.

    As the stress and responsibility of his new position mounted, Andrew doubled down on what had worked for him in the past. He defaulted to commanding his people instead of engaging them.

    But Andrew’s command-and-control tactics were beginning to create discord. Complaints started trickling up to the CEO, and she brought me in to help ensure that Andrew’s leadership style didn’t interfere with the project’s success.

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    Article posted on SHRM

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  • feedwordpress 13:05:01 on 2017/06/21 Permalink
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    Recommended Summer Reading for Leaders 

    With summer unofficially underway here in the United States, you might soon find yourself with some extra time on your hands either as the normal pace of business slows down or as you take a vacation from the office. As a result, summer is a fantastic time to take a breath, recharge, and carve out time for personal and professional development, like enhancing your leadership skills.

    We know that leaders are made, not born. And, we know that the best way to acquire leadership skills is through real-world experience. But, we also know that it can be helpful — and truly inspirational — to read first-hand accounts of trials, tribulations, and successes from great leaders who have boldly gone before us and are eager to share their stories.

    So, before you head to the beach or the pool, be sure to pick up a book (or two) from our list of Recommended Summer Reading for Leaders below.

    To compile our summer reading list, we polled our team members, clients, and master trainers. These are the books that they’ve turned to over and over again throughout their careers for inspiration. These are the books they consistently recommend to colleagues looking to enhance their leadership skills.

    Be ready to be  motivated, energized, and inspired. Click on the book cover to read a full description or purchase on Amazon. Happy reading!

    The Leadership Gap made it to the recommended summer reading list for Leaders.

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