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This is a guest post from the MindEdge Report. For more professional development videos, visit www.mindedgereport.com.

Former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis discusses the essentials of political leadership.


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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“The 10 Commandments of Leadership” – Inc.
A group of archaeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka “wall plaques”) engraved with the following laws: I. Thou shalt remain optimistic…” Continue Reading

“What Makes a Great Leader? [Video]” – MindEdge Report
What qualities define a great leader? Successful professionals offer their opinions – and good communications skills are definitely near the top of their list…. Continue Reading

“What True Ambition Really Looks Like” – Fast Company
Leadership starts with a special kind of quest: a real ambition. Numbers, facts, or figures do not motivate people. Rather, people are enchanted when they have the chance to create something extraordinary and when they can see clearly the opportunities they have to participate… Continue Reading

“Leaders Are Getting Better At Change Management — But Not At Transformation” – Forbes
It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article, “Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major transformation programs remains essentially unchanged… Continue Reading

“How Did That Person Get To Be A Leader?” – Lead Change Group
As an HR manager, it’s amazing what people will tell you. Sometimes when a promotion notice was posted, employees would seek me out and ask, “How did that happen???” It was particularly perplexing when the person in question was observed to be more talk than action… Continue Reading

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different” – Forbes
For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead. New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to counsel people on performance problems and…” Continue Reading

“Career Coach: Watch out for the dark side of charisma” – The Washington Post
In a recent leadership session I conducted with a number of senior executives, we talked about the importance of charisma as a way of connecting with people and getting them to hear a leader’s message. Several asked whether charisma is always positive or whether there is a potential dark side… Continue Reading

“90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership” – Inc.
Over the next 90 days, you can build not only your business but also your personal leadership beyond what you may have thought possible. Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be–in your business and in life… Continue Reading

“Remarkable TV: Success Requires This [Video]” – Kevin Eikenberry
There is one critical ingredient for our success as leaders, and unfortunately, fewer and fewer people are utilizing it. What is it? Find out in the video below. Success requires concentration. What are you concentrating on? Continue Reading

“The workforce is changing, is your leadership ready?” – Lead On Purpose
We see changes around us all the time. Some things change so often we become blissfully unaware. One of those areas of rapid change is the people making up the workforce. With the challenges facing the economy, and Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers, leaders face challenges in the next decade… Continue Reading

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Personal Branding Trends for 2016” – Forbes
In my previous personal branding trends post, I shared four important developments for you to be aware of so you can build your brand better in 2016. In this follow-on post, I share three more…” Continue Reading

“Executive transitions: Elevate you leadership communication strategies” – Deloitte University Press
As a C-level executive taking on a new role, it’s important to quickly establish or elevate your communications program. The higher you go, more people within the organization will want to know what you will be doing… Continue Reading

“Traits of Companies Who Lead the Way” – True North
Project delivery and execution alone don’t quite cut it anymore. Today’s expectations include a long list, with ‘more for less’ serving as the overwhelming wrapper. It’s not enough to be the recipient of great… Continue Reading

“Step-by-Step: Lead like a Millennial executive” – THINK Leaders
As members of the Millennial generation (born between 1980-1994) make their way up the corporate ladder, analysts foretell a shift in business-as-usual. But what is changing, really? Continue Reading

“Finessing Feedback to Empower Employees” – MHI Global
One of the key skills for successful leadership involves seeking and responding to employee feedback in a way that both improves company operations and gives employees a meaningful stake in how the operation is run… Continue Reading

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“5 Ways to Avoid Displaying a Superiority Complex At Work” – Inc.
In 1999, two researchers, Dunning and Kruger, identified a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. Named Dunning-Kruger effect, it explains why some people we work with are over-confident in their self-assessment of their skills and abilities…” Continue Reading

“10 steps to becoming a successful young leader at work” – World Economic Forum
Young people should not be afraid to embrace leadership roles, according to career experts. Forbes argues that young people who are observant, have the right attitude and are keen to learn should put themselves forward for leadership roles… Continue Reading

“Step Aside And Watch Others Take The Lead” – Lolly Daskal
A world-famous violinist once said after a successful performance of Beethoven’s violin concerto: “I have a beautiful score, a lovely violin, and a very good bow. When I put these three together I only need to step aside.” In leadership, when you have a great mission, great purpose, and a great team… Continue Reading

“The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners” – HBR.org
As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a multi-car pile-up… Continue Reading

“10 Winston Churchill Leadership Lessons” – Management-Issues
Winston Churchill’s storied, spectacular career holds numerous lessons for 21st century leaders. Among the lessons of Churchill’s leadership: 1. Leaders Are Self-Created. Winston Churchill was anything but a “self-made man.” He was born to the aristocracy at Blenheim Palace. Nonetheless, as much as anyone could be, he was self-created…
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If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

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Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


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WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Who do you promote? 5 Qualities of a Good Leader” – Get Lighthouse
As your team grows, there’s increasing pressure to develop good leaders within your team. At some point (~10 direct reports) you can’t manage everyone yourself. The logical thing to do is to get help…” Continue Reading

“4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain More Leadership Training” – Entrepreneur
In stark contrast to the corporate world — where people in large companies are promoted into leadership roles only after working their way up through the ranks — leadership development in the startup arena often happens overnight or even by accident… Continue Reading

“If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple” – Great Leadership
The rulebooks of business are being rewritten. So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete… Continue Reading

“What Leaders Can Learn From Cal Ripken, Jr.” – Leadership & Learning
If you aren’t a baseball fan, Cal Ripken, Jr. is a Hall of Fame shortstop who played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles. While over 18,000 have played in the Major Leagues, less than 250 have been elected to the Hall of Fame. And no one who has ever played in 2,632 games in a row. Except Cal… Continue Reading

“So you’re a manager. Now what?” – Management-Issues
People in management often fail to realize the ripple effects of their actions and attitudes. Thankfully, many are eager to learn how to be better when given the chance, but other managers couldn’t care less about any damage they cause…
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If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


Tags: , , , , ,

WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“10 Habits to Help You Become a More Generous Leader” – Inc.com
When you think of success, the first association to come to mind is probably not generosity, a term we think of in relation to giving to charity or picking up a lunch check. Being a generous leader isn’t about any of that, but something that’s both more meaningful and less measurable…” Continue Reading

“One Billionaire’s Secret to Success” – EntreLeadership
Dave asks a billionaire entrepreneur for his key to winning in business. Check out his video to hear the answer. We guarantee it’s not what you think… Watch Video

“How to manage for the 4 types of motivation” – Fast Company
When work needs to get done, we need to dig down to find the motivation to keep going. This, in the face of dwindling focus (now down to less than a minute) as an increasing array of digital distractions clutter, and… Continue Reading

“7 Personality Traits of a Great Leader” – SUCCESS Magazine
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract someone to the gifts, skills and opportunities you offer as an owner, as a manager, as a parent. Jim Rohn calls leadership the great challenge of life. What’s important in leadership is refining your skills… Continue Reading

“Leadership Quotes” – The Lean Leader
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If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Letting Someone Go: Ask Madeline” – Blanchard LeaderChat
If you feel confident that you really have provided this person with explicit instructions and plenty of chances to get it right, it doesn’t make sense to retain an employee who is probably in the wrong job. If you are at all unsure, you can check yourself in a couple of areas… Continue Reading

“How To Manage People Who Are Older Or Have More Expertise Than You” – Forbes.com
You were just promoted into a management position or asked to lead a project team – and you’re the youngest person in the group. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to managing people who are older or have more expertise than you… Continue Reading

“How Good Managers Become Lousy Bosses” – About.com Money
A recent Gallop survey of 7,200 adults found that about half had left a job at some point “to get away from their manager. There is no shortage of surveys, polls, and research that point to the number of bad managers out there. How does this happen… Continue Reading

“Five Ways to Create Greater Visions” – Kevin Eikenberry
Every leader deals with leading, championing or even driving change. And every book and article about doing that will talk about the importance of the vision for the changed state. There is a good reason for that – a vision of the changed state you want people to move… Continue Reading

“Three Responses To Conflict” – Lead Change Group
Our stated topic this month is responding to conflict. It was carefully chosen. We can’t avoid conflict. Conflict comes with purpose. Think of conflict like friction. We create friction as we pursue purpose… Continue Reading

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.
Copyright © 2015 MindEdge, Inc.


WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“3 Keys to Move from Boss to Leader” – thoughtLEADERS

“A Practical Way to Improve Your Creativity” – George Ambler

“The Heroic Journey: How Personal Growth Leads to Leadership Growth” – TerryStarbucker.com

“The Selfie Strategy” – strategy+business

“Achievers and Connectors” – Sources of Insight

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2012 MindEdge, Inc.

WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy Leadership news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of Leadership.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Learn How To Develop Others” – All Things Workplace

“Do You Barely Exist As A Leader (Video)” – Blanchard LeaderChat

“What is Great Leadership?” – Great Leadership

“Getting Your Whole Team Pulling Together” – Kevin Eikenberry

“6 Ways to Choose the Best Employees” – Lead on Purpose

If you spot leadership news of interest, or you have an interesting blog post you want to share, let us know at: info@mindedge.com.


MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in business communications, management, and leadership. Our courses are designed to engage and inform!

You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

Copyright © 2012 MindEdge, Inc.

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