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Golden pieces of leadership advice for young entrepreneurs 
FOX Business 
It’s likely that most entrepreneurs and business leaders would confess to having been in a situation of feeling overwhelmed and in over their head. In such circumstances, leaders might rely on the “say yes to everything now and figure it out later” approach, which can trigger angst, frustration and some sleepless nights along the way.

 

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Unforgettable leadership qualities for successful entrepreneurs 
Entrepreneur 
Entrepreneurs are a different breed of leader. Renegades, rebels, world changers, innovators, black sheep, risk takers, workaholics — these are just a few of the names we are called by both those who love us, and those who don’t understand us. 

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Show and tell: The impact of stories on organization success 
By Catherine Iste 
About 100 human resources and organizational development professionals recently listened to Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health, talk about transforming an organization from the ground up. His presentation revolved around making the most of adversity to bring an organization together. While Van Gorder provided great tactical advice and practical ways to take action immediately, there was also one big underlying theme: the importance of storytelling to ensure successful implementation of any big plan. 

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Oprah and leadership: How to build a steadfast following 
By Ryan Clark 
My wife and I recently attended Oprah Winfrey’s two-day, “The Life You Want Weekend.” There, I noticed two things: I was one of only seven men there, and Oprah has discovered a secret that allleaders need to learn — how to get people of all walks to not only trust, believe and follow in their own goals, but also to follow in yours. Over the course of her career, Oprah has shown that by being approachable, building bridges and supporting the talents of those around her, she can evoke a sense of sorority and dedication with her fanbase. And after so many years in the business, there aren’t too many ways to become a better leader. 

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Why women in leadership should just be themselves 
NBC News 
From their body language, to their word choice and even the frequency of their smiles, working women hear a constant and often contradictory chorus about all the ways they should be behaving if they want to make their way to the corner office. The broader message to women seems to be that they are simply not acting the part, and it’s the “acting” side of this which Barbara Annis — a gender intelligence expert and the Chair Emeritus of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School — sees as problematic. 

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The collaboration effect: How millennials are impacting leadership 
Inc. 
A new paradigm for leadership is coming. It’s undeniable — we’re in the midst of a momentous generation swap that will ultimately change management and leadership as we know it. The Baby Boomers have known traditional top-down leadership their entire careers. As they retire, that linear structure will not be as prevalent. 

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9 ways leaders insult their employees 
Forbes 
Many leaders lack executive presence and the basic fundamentals to effectively communicate with and manage people. Holding a fancy title doesn’t give a leader permission to disrespect and antagonize their employees. Today’s leader must be emotionally intelligent enough to know when they are crossing the line. 

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Imprinting the face of Gandhi on a new brand of leadership 
The New York Times 
Watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the last month, as he began to carve out an image for himself beyond India’s borders, one might have gotten the impression that Mohandas K. Gandhi was his ideological progenitor, or his running mate. Gandhi is everywhere in Delhi these days. A stylized drawing of his steel-rimmed, circular glasses is the logo of Mr. Modi’s new cleanliness drive, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, introduced with great fanfare on the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth. 

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Successful leadership begins with a clear and compelling vision 
Daily Mirror 
People have seen how successful leaders have mastered the art of self-leadership. They are authentic, reliable, fair and trustworthy and also compelling. Such leaders have also taken time to crystallize a personal vision of the future, which will become the foundation or cornerstone for a shared vision. 

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3 things they don’t teach you about change leadership 
Forbes 
Somewhere between reading John Kotter’s Leading Change and Michael Watkin’s First Ninety Days, most change projects are tested by currents of resistance and indecision that are often quite subtle, but need to be played right if the change initiative is to gain traction and maintain its momentum. Overlooked, or played wrong, they can become the beginning of the end, as with time these currents have the power to grow and derail any chance of success for the change initiative. 

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