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Terry Boynton                                                                                                                                                                     Updated 08/04/2017
lead·er·ship
ˈlēdərˌSHip/
noun
noun: leadership
  1. the action of leading a group of people or an organization.
    "different styles of leadership"
    synonyms:guidancedirectioncontrolmanagement, superintendence, supervision
    organizationgovernment
    "firm leadership"
    • the state or position of being a leader.
      "the leadership of the party"
      synonyms:directorshipgovernorshipgovernanceadministrationcaptaincycontrolascendancysupremacyrulecommandpowerdominioninfluence
      "the leadership of the Coalition"
    • the leaders of an organization, country, etc.
      plural noun: leaderships
      "a change of leadership had become desirable"



BEING A GOOD MENTOR
Everyone should have a mentor and more good people should be mentors.  
Here is material 
provided by TED on "How to be a good mentor."  Not everyone
has the skills to be a good mentor, but give it a try.  Everyone wins if you can do it!

                   Forget the pecking order at work (15:47)    2016/11/15
                   Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where
                   the value is 
placed on star employees who outperform others.  And yet, this
                   isn't what drives the 
most high-achieving teams.  Business leader
                   
Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee
                   break, every time one team member asks another 
for help — that leads over
                   time to great results.  It's a radical rethink of what drives us 
to do our best
                   work, and what it means to be a leader.  Because as Heffernan points

                   out: "Companies don't have ideas. Only people do."


Giving Up Control: Leadership in the Digital Era (10:33)                                                  09/24/2016
In business today, the need for innovation and rapid decision-making trumps
yesterday’s drive for efficiency. How does this influence what it means to be an
effective leader? 
 Charlene Li explains that it’s less about control and more about
empowerment: enabling employees to acquire the information they need, so they
can make their own decisions.



How Great Leaders Inspire Action (18:02)                                                                                      10/04/2016
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting
with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther
King, and the Wright brothers ...



Learning to be Awesome at Anything You Do Including Being a Leader (15:50)
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED
Conferences. Can we learn to lead, or is leadership something we're born with?
In this thought-provoking talk, 
Tasha Eurich shares a prescription to be not just
awesome at leadership, but anything else you want to improve.



With a contagious passion and energy, Tasha Eurich pairs her scientific savvy in
human behavior with a practical approach to solving business challenges. Her life's
work is to help companies succeed by making their leaders awesome. In 2013, Tasha
released her first book "Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and
the Power to Deliver Both." It debuted at #8 on the New York Times best-seller list
and was named a Top 10 Small Business book by Small Business Trends in 2013.



Listen, learn ... then lead. (15:38)
Four-star US General Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership
over 
his decades in the military.  How can you build a sense of shared purpose among
people 
of many ages and skill sets?  By listening and learning — and addressing the
possibility 
of failure.  It is no surprise General Crystal indicates "To inspire others and
create a shared 
sense of purpose, it is essential to listen first."


The Difference between Winning and Succeeding (17:36)
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to
pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his
players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.



What It Takes To Be a Great Leader (9:19)                                                                                     10/00/2013
The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead
might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres
describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three
simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in
the future.



Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe (11:59)
What makes a great leader?  Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone
who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.  But
creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big
responsibility.