Posts tagged effective leadership
A Real Live Woman Joins the Late Night Lineup!

If you’re like me, and you’ve always been more of a Colbert Report connoisseur than a Daily Show devotee, there’s a good chance you hadn’t even heard of late night’s newest kid on the block until recently. But it has been impossible to escape one name as of late: Samantha Bee.

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The Art of Leadership Is Saying "No"

According to a recent TIME Magazine article, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair believes that “the art of leadership is saying no, not yes.” In fact, both Steve Jobs, the genius behind Apple, and Warren Buffet, the renowned investment guru, share that conviction. As Buffet puts it, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

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Leading By Letting People in on Your Weaknesses

Over the last 40 years, I’ve held numerous positions—from executive director to chairs of boards—in which I’ve had the challenging and sometimes daunting task of leading other people. Although I had to learn it the hard way, by making the same mistakes over and over, I finally discovered one of the less recognized keys to being an effective leader. It is crucial to let people in on your weakness, forewarn them about your bad habits, invite them to call you on those failings, and take steps to counteract the negative effects you’re unintentionally producing.

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