Start with Mindset

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By: Liz Cooper The other day, I was presented with a question that sent my mind spinning in a million directions.  The question was this: “What is the first step I need to take to start my journey of personal-development?” I immediately thought, well crap…. First-step?  Is there really a first step to something so […]

Out of Sight= Out of Mind

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By: Patrick McBane The idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view. Life becomes complicated when I can’t see where I’m going and how I’m going to get there.  While many of us get hundreds of different bits of knowledge and information presented to us […]

Leading Culture Change: A Lesson from Pollyanna

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Originally posted on Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership By: Linda W. Belton Do you remember the children’s story of Pollyanna? Pollyanna is an orphan taken in by her reclusive aunt. Despite a difficult life, she always looks for the positive; searches for the best in people. Conversely, her aunt always expects the worst and has […]

Columbus Innovators Get Real at Leadership Forum

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By Amanda Pierce “Innovation is finding a new method of doing something,” said Mark Kvamme, co-founder & partner at Drive Capital, as he set the stage for Relā’s Leadership Forum event on Wednesday. In theory, it’s simple. And yet somehow, rookies and pros alike still seem to get in their own way when it comes […]

The 9 rules of Innovation

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By: Greg Satell Originally posted by Digital Tonto On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, […]

The Servant Leader & Connection: A Tool for Innovation

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By: Shannon Lee With Leadership Forum fast approaching, I felt it important to share the connection between Innovation and Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership involves 18 key attributes one of which is Pioneering. It is this attribute that is directly related to Innvoation (Russell & Stone, 2002). Pioneering means “to open up or prepare a way […]

Leading Innovation

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By: Harvey Hook “It’s always innovation that gets us out of the straight-line thinking, of what problems look like.”  -Bill Gates It was the innovative technology of Henry Ford that launched the mass production facilities of Detroit, and placed America first in the auto industry. It was the innovative strategy of Bill Gates that captured […]

4 Simple Tips for Being More Innovative

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By: Michael Shuchter Everybody wishes they had a breakthrough idea that would be the difference-maker in their business or on the job, but few do anything to develop their innovation skillset.  Being innovative or creative isn’t something you have to be born with.  Here are a few simple practices that can help you amp-up your […]

Servant Leadership is “Low Pressure” Leadership

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By John Rue Low pressure fuels the physics and the chemistry of the most inspired and most sustainable high-performance leaders, individuals, teams, and cultures. If you are thinking “low pressure” is just something in moderation between no pressure and high pressure – it’s not. Servant leaders believe the kind of low pressure you want is on […]