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Make 2017 your best leadership year

by Alaina Love, SmartBrief, December 26, 2016

Reflecting on mistakes and victories from the past 12-months can help leaders set themselves up for a productive and successful new year, writes Alaina Love. To do this, examine what values have guided you, how your leadership role has evolved, and how have you shaped the workplace culture.

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Fit leaders have more energy for their companies

by Yogesh Kumar, The Outdoor Journal, December 1, 2016

Staying physically fit has benefits for leaders that extend beyond personal health, writes Yogesh Kumar. "One puts in more concentrated efforts and active time and mind to work, which ultimately helps in the growth of an individual and the organization," he writes.

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Female leadershelp companies, employees thrive

by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, December 27, 2016

Female leaders help drive gender diversity and wage equality, lay off fewer employees, and foster improved working conditions, according to several studies, writes Alana Semuels. Researchers hypothesize that greater empathy and patience may play a role, as well as focus on community growth instead of personal gain.

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Five game-changing resolutions for leaders

by Rob Jenkins, 9 Virtues Blog, December 23, 2016

To become a better leader, you must first become a better person, writes Rob Jenkins. To do this, Jenkins provides a short list of practical, imminently doable behaviors that leaders should consider adopting in 2017. “Even if you’re already doing all of these, I suspect you could probably do better,” he writes. 

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Leading requires learning

by Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership, December 15, 2016

The only way to learn to lead well is by doing, writes Wally Bock. "You will not become a great leader automatically, easily, or without pain," he notes. "If you aspire to leadership or if you aspire to be a better leader, think of it as a lifelong learning and trying experience."

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Administration 101: Deciding to lead

by David Perlmutter, The Chronicle of Higher Ed., January 1, 2017

Almost any administrative position in higher education today comes with a heavy workload and a lot of stress, writes David Perlmutter. “Don’t get into administration if your ego demands constant gratification – or even simple gratitude,” he warns.

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Don't fall behind leadership communication trends

by Noah Zandan, Quantified Communications, January 3, 2017

Data suggest that persuasive statements from the C-suite rely on intuition and emotion, accompanied by a tone that is authentic to the speaker, writes Noah Zandan. The data also suggest clarity is a good thing and can be realized even in dense financial statements, as seen with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway annual letters.

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