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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Here are 10 signs that you were born with the entrepreneurial spirit.”

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.
 Ray Bradbury (thinkexist.com)

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager
“To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital skills you can have as a manager — the ability to …”

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager

To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital skills you can have as a manager — the ability to …”

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were.

fastcompany:

Grounded leaders are able to do away with traditional leadership stereotypes based in gender roles.

We’re all familiar with the phrase “men are from Mars and women are from Venus.” In the business world, this has had unfortunate consequences for male and female leaders.

Male leaders were typecast as dominant competitors who played politics inside hierarchies and were great at leading with power, while female leaders were expected to understand connection and communication and lead people and teams better.

With this lens, the business world developed a whole theory of preconceived notions and biases about what to expect from men and women leaders. And like most assumptions, these supposed differences took on a life of their own. Over time, we became experts at typecasting people and, ultimately, shackling men and women to these stereotypes.

It’s time to put an end to this preoccupation with gender differences. It represents an old way of thinking and does a real disservice to both men and women.

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Vision building is the most relevant and rare asset in our society. We do not live in a world where data and knowledge are missing. Indeed, it is just the opposite. The amount of information is overwhelming. What is rare is the capability to make sense of this enormous and complex picture, to go beyond the past and existing patterns and imagine what is not there.
Roberto Verganti & Don Norman. “Having a vision is not enough—it must be implemented” via @annearetz (via peterspear)

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dreamcometruecareeradvice:

"All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

dreamcometruecareeradvice:

"All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.