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17 books all leaders must read

What do parents, teachers, CEOs and managers have in common? They are all leaders. Parents are given the task of leading their children. Teachers, their students. CEOs, their businesses. Managers, their team. But regardless of who you are leading, the principles are the same. Learning how to motivate your employees will work just as well …

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a man, an engine, and a dash of imagination

Visionaries change the world… They have an uncanny ability to see what others can’t. They can see what can be and simply set out to make it so. Steve Jobs was one such visionary. First he revolutionized the music industry with the iPod, the MP3 player that was both hip and easy to use. Then …

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14 things you did not and will not learn in school

School is all about learning… You learn in the classroom; parabolas, historic battles, grammatical errors, foreign languages, jumping jacks, formulas, music notes, paint brushes…and all those other wonderful things we spent years learning. But when the bell rings another type of learning begins. You’ve got friendships, bullies, liars, gravity, punctuality, negotiation, and food are all …

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2 critical components of leadership in the 21st century

Long hours…sleepless nights…stress…pressure… These are just a few of the things that come along with being a leader. It’s never easy leading an organization. People look to you for answers. They seek guidance. And they want answers. If things weren’t hard enough with the global recession going on, the speed at which information changes has …

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Instagram, from zero to a billion in a year…and what it means for us

The other day I came across the news that Facebook had bought Instagram for 1 billion dollars. An app. That is basically the photo version of Twitter. Created just over a year ago. With less than 20 employees. And no income?! All I can say is, “Wow!” A single solitary app worth a billion dollars …

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just who is Hartley Peavey

Success and failure go hand in hand. Like black and white. Like French Fries and ketchup. Like Peanut Butter and Jelly. Behind nearly every success there is a trail of failure. Each failure bringing that person closer to his or her goal. Success is not an overnight event, despite what we hear on the news or see …

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