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MARCH 2007 

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Thoughts From Sandra

Marine Corps Leadership Principles include:

Know yourself and seek self-improvement; be technically and tactically proficient, develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates, make sound and timely decisions, set the example, know your marines and look out for their welfare, keep your marines informed, seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions, ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished, train your marines as a team, and employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.

There's lots more to peruse at this web site including leadership traits.

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by Kaye Thorne

Among Ms. Thorne's thoughts:

Information equals power ? and in today's organizations when a relatively small number of people are developing specialist skills, if these people walk, there is a very high risk of part of the business going with them.

To be a thought leader you need to be expressing thinking that is original and different. It requires maturity, a confidence and a self-belief, which will establish your reputation as having something of value to say.

Today's younger employees are much more mobile than previous generations. In some cases organizations are offering financial incentives to join a company. Such is the need to attract new talent.

Being enterprising is no longer a term just used for people who want to run their own businesses; people need to be enterprising within their own organizations.

Cited and used with permission from Blue Point Leadership. To read the entire article, visit here and join (free) or have it e-mailed to you on a regular basis.

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Four distinct contexts of leadership have emerged in business ? each shaping the perspectives of its leaders.

1. Paternal-mechanistic ? Business is ?survival of the fittest,? and competition is a win-lose game, where the goal is wealth creation for business owners.
2. Humanistic ? The purpose of business and leadership is still wealth creation, but with a win-win mentality in which ?enlightened self-interest? supplants ?selfish-interest.?
3. Holistic ? The goal of business evolves beyond "wealth creation for shareholders" to "wealth creation for all stakeholders" ? including employees, customers, and future generations.
4. Spiritual-based ? The primary purpose of business and leadership is spiritual fulfilment and selfless service to society. Wealth creationbecomes a means for enabling and sustaining this purpose.

Cited and used with permission from Global Dharma Center. Read the rest of the article here.

by Dr. John C. Maxwell

If leadership functions according to the laws of supply and demand, then let us ponder what we might have that will increase our influence with others.

Intellectual Capital: Intellectual property is valuable if it is rare and relevant.

Social Capital: Social capital is the relationships and respect a person has built up.

Maxwell continues to list Experiential Capital, Talent Capital, Creativity Capital and Passion Capital, providing, for each one, a "How to Accumulate" section. A good read.

Cited and used with permission from LeadershipWired. Read the entire article here.

A Great Electronic Leadership Resource

1.  After meeting with an effective leader it is not unusual to feel uplifted, inspired and motivated. 
2.  Effective leaders make others feel good about themselves as well as the work they are doing.
3.  A good leader communicates the big picture, so that each employee can see how he makes a contribution.

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