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Lead with Your Heart

by Mark Nation, Lead Change Group, July 20, 2017

Many leaders have what Mark Nation calls the "Tin Man syndrome," meaning they run on autopilot without being passionate about their work and interactions with others. Nation encourages leaders to approach the office with empathy, trust, and gratitude.

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Getting Them to Trust You

by Rob Jenkins, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 18, 2017

Which is more important to you: to be liked, or to be respected? Rob Jenkins says the answer is neither. A good administrator has to earn the faculty’s trust. He shares how to do it here.

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How to Get Changes to Take Hold

by Gleb Tsipursky, Psychology Today, July 26, 2017

We all know the experience of reverting to old habits after committing to make a change. Gleb Tsipursky shares how to anticipate and plan workarounds for our barriers to adopting change, helping you to follow through on these commitments. Imagine yourself doing the new behavior to prepare your mind for action, or call on team members to help you and others practice.

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Traits That Make a Good Communicator

by David Grossman, LeaderCommunicator Blog, July 24, 2017

David Grossman provides a list of 12 communication tips and says that good communicators develop trust, provide context and meaning, and reflect their words with their actions. "Just because you say something doesn't mean others hear and understand you," he explains.

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Study Discovers What Makes Groups Smarter

by Adi Gaskell, The Horizons Tracker, July 20, 2017

When work networks are egalitarian, groups can become smarter through their members' communications, but when a few people dominate a group, they can influence it in the wrong direction and decrease collective intelligence, a University of Pennsylvania study suggests. "The question becomes of course, how likely is it that networks will ever be truly egalitarian?" Adi Gaskell writes.

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How Stopping Can Help You Move Forward

by Dan Black, Dan Black on Leadership, July 17, 2017

Busy leaders sometimes need to halt so they can make plans, reflect on experiences, and think through ideas and decisions, claims Dan Black. As he explains, "Stopping to propel forward is less about physically going or doing and all about mental actions."

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