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Being a Leader Is Overrated: Find Your Unique Superpower

Having interviewed hundreds of candidates, I heard similar patterns when it came to career goals. Many people talked about wanting to be leaders or managers when talking about future aspirations, yet when asked why, the answers were pretty disappointing. Most people responded with a general view that they’d just like to be some kind of leader or even that they should become a leader because that is seen as the epitome of success in some way. Leadership roles are mistakenly seen as superior to others Leadership doesn’t automatically mean you’re…

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How to Be a Leader That Everyone Respects, Not Fears

When it comes to discussing today’s job force and environment, people tend to focus on Millennials and the different ways in which they work. There is much conversation regarding work ethic, entitlement, and general opinions. But the truth is that the job force has undergone plenty of changes, one of which surrounds the idea of “The Boss.” No longer is the man in charge an illusive figure-head in the corner office. In fact, the boss isn’t always a man. More so, the idea of giving orders and simply being the…

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Why It Is Wrong to Glorify a Leader and Belittle a Follower

Is it bad to be a follower? We spend most of our young lives learning about the power of peer pressure and avoiding being called “sheep.” There’s a pervasive notion that being good at following others is a negative trait. Shouldn’t we desire to be mold-breaking, paradigm-subverting powerhouses? There’s no question that we need strong leaders. They drive collective visions and propel organizations to the next level with their desire for success. A 2015 Gallup report found that half the study participants who quit their jobs cited poor leadership as…

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Revealed: How to Be a Great Leader That Everyone Wants to Follow

They say that good leaders are born, not made. But no matter how great a leader we think we are, we can all stand to foster and improve our leadership and management skills from time to time. Here are 10 of the very best qualities that will help propel you into great leader status, all backed up by some of the most trusted leaders in business. Time Is Never Wasted on Listening to Others. “Resonance – this is one of the lowest rated qualities in leaders and one of the…

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Being a Woman and a Leader: It’s Challenging but Achievable

Ladies, this isn’t news to us. As a woman in the work force you need to work twice as hard, be twice as successful, twice as creative, and be twice as productive as the men in your field just to even be recognized as a valuable asset to your company. The stakes are even higher as a woman in a leadership position. Women have gained their place in the work force, even if men are still trying to shake us out. Women still struggle with the stigma of their place…

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Are You A Boss Or A Leader? And One Is Definitely Better Than The Other

You’ve nursed your dream along slowly, patiently with equal parts of blood, sweat and tears. And now it’s starting to blossom and grow. People are noticing you, your business is growing. You’ve gone from a one-man show to hiring employees.  Congratulations. Take a moment and smile and thank everyone for their support and commitment. But only a moment. Then it’s back to work. Now you have a decision to make: Are you going to be a boss or a leader? And I hear you saying,“What is the difference?” The difference…

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6 Traits to Become a Respected Leader

Leadership is a quality that many employers want and many applicants lack. It is not something that can be easily learned, studied, or memorized. Rather, it is an attitude and a way of looking at life. To learn to become a leader involves changing the way you think, not just the way you act. There are also some people that are born with certain traits, both physical and mental, that make them more natural leaders. While some people do have a much easier go of it, however, anyone can become…

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The world has one more woman leader thanks to a historic election in Tokyo.

<br> On Aug. 1, 2016, Tokyo made history by electing Yuriko Koike, its first female governor. Koike is a groundbreaking political veteran with cabinet experience who ran for a head of state position in 2008. Sound familiar? Tokyo is with her. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images. Not only was this a big win for her (she defeated her closest opponent by over a million votes), but it’s also a huge win for Tokyo, a city that doesn’t have the greatest track record on women’s rights. “Hillary used the word ‘glass…

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