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Triumph and Tragedy in Antarctica

On December 14, 1911 Roald Amundsen and his team of four Norwegians became the first to conquer the South Pole. Robert Scott, the English explorer, was thirty-four days and 360 miles behind having lost the head start of over eight weeks. Scott
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Personality of Inquisitive Organisations

Last month I had written about how leadership behaviour inculcates the spirit of learning. Surely learning orientation and leadership behaviour stem from corporate culture? What are the key cultural aspects of inquisitive organisations? My 
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Larry Wilson: Be the best you can be

One day an entrepreneur took his young sales manager up to a magnificent estate overlooking a beautiful river.   He then took him up on the highest peak on the property, put his arm around him and pointed down and said: "
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Every student dreams of making it big after college. What they lack is the direction to achieve success. E-SUMMIT 2013, which is being held on 5 th & 6th of February in DTU, promises to help students realise the fact that one can
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To lead, we must listen.

The best leaders are supposed to be the best speakers. However, there is one attribute of communication that is even more powerful for every leader. The power to LISTEN. Here is my blog that covers this very important topic. http://ianfariablog.
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Who's really important in the organization? Everyone!

A sea captain and his chief engineer got into an argument about which one was more important to the ship. Finally they decided to trade places for a day. After a few hours, the captain suddenly appeared on deck, covered with oil and soot
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How Insights Shape Strategy.

Why do strategies fail? The principal purpose of strategy is to achieve a desired future state by making the business competitive. Strategies fail when they are inconsistent with the long-term goal. The leadership may have, as is usual, defined
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Good leaders bring out the best in employees

It's election season, and one of the greatest privileges we have in America is selecting our own leaders. While we have widely varied opinions of who should win, the fundamental characteristics of good leadership remain constant.
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Want an edge in business? Study the Trust Edge

"Trust flows from individuals, not organizations." That's the best summary I can provide of David Horsager's hot new book, "The Trust Edge - How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line
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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

As part of the UC Santa Barbara's Distinguished Lecture Series, Emmy Award winner Seth Epstein and current Founder and CEO ofSocialStay, described seven practical, hands-on techniques entrepreneurs can use to enhance their overall awesomeness