The new leaders value empathy and vision

The new leaders: When Microsoft’s Nadella speaks about leadership he talks about empathy, while PayPal’s Schulman talks about inspiring hope. Leaders lead by inspiring others. But where do they find their own inspiration to lead? I was watching a Facebook Live interview with Paypal’s CEO Dan Schulman, and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, and what struck me were…

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes When Hiring a Business Ghostwriter

You’re thinking of writing a book. You’re a business owner, manager, professional or entrepreneur who genuinely wants to share your journey to success, or share your expertise. To make your book-writing journey profitable and pleasurable, just make sure you avoid these 7 big mistakes:   Not hiring a ghostwriter with a business background “Business ghostwriters specialize in…

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Do leaders get better with age?

Do leaders get better with age? It’s not an easy question to answer, so let’s start with a different but very definitely related question: How important is it for a leader to look smart in the eyes of subordinates? Is your boss that person? Does he or she feel the need to look smart and…

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Givers & Takers & Great Motivators

One of the things that most impressed me about Adam Grant’s thinking in his book Give and Take was that “givers” develop a devoted following in part because because they are such wonderful motivators. They are not the brash, hyper, rah-rah type of motivators, however, but the quietly persistent type – you know the ones….

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Givers & Takers & Four-Legged Treasures

Giver, Taker,Matcher, Faker,Rich Man, Poor Man,Beggar Man, Thief I came across Adam Grant’s book, Give and Take, only recently, and it left an indelible impression on me. He says there are three groups of people in the world: givers, takers and matchers. Actually, there’s a fourth group, which I’ll get to in a moment. Most…

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