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Transformational Leadership Guide: Definition, Qualities, Pros & Cons, Examples

by Ombretta Mancini

Transformational leadership is among the more recent leadership theories. It focuses on a leader’s ability to inspire followers and it does so by focusing on a vision that can change the structures around the organization. Its objective is clear when you simply look at the word the theory is built around: transform.

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The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

by Ombretta Mancini

by Jerrold McGrath “The Japanese build spaces as extensions of culture and values, rather than as places where culture happens.” When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full? If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for […]

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We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

by Ombretta Mancini

By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEYMAY We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad to predators — but […]

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Creativity will be the source of our next industrial revolution, not machines

by Ombretta Mancini

“The modern economies that will undergo a fourth industrial revolution will not be those that worship machines, but those that support human creativity.” by Itai Palti Growth in the first industrial revolution was driven by engineering, the second through electricity and production lines, and the third by technology and information. The modern economies that will […]

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If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

by Ombretta Mancini

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place. by Margarita Mayo Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their virtues and shortcomings – […]

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What is Intuitive Intelligence?

by Ombretta Mancini

How many times do we see a business leader make a decision without a lot of data, seemingly without deliberation, and make the right call? Not very often, in the “western” world. But every so often we encounter that rare leader who makes impossible decisions and, time and again, gets it right. This is not […]

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Putting Purpose to Work: A study of purpose in the workplace

by Ombretta Mancini

It’s no secret that employees and leaders see the importance of purpose in business. What does it really mean to bring purpose to life for employees, and why does it matter for the business? In a time of heightened stakeholder expectations, business leaders are rightly concerned with how purpose can boost innovation and brand value—for […]

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An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your ‘Why’

by Ombretta Mancini

You will never figure out “how” until you are clear on “why.” By David Koji Asking ourselves “why” is generally a reactionary response after we have done something. Why did I do that? Or, why do I continue to do something? In the business world, “why” cannot be an afterthought. It must be your forethoughts forethought. Properly […]

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The cost of leadership

by Ombretta Mancini

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Be Creator of Leadership

by Ombretta Mancini

How do you define leadership? What are the measures of leadership success? Where do you begin? You are a coach. You coach leaders. Sometimes you coach those who would like to be leaders. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” –Mahatma Gandhi […]

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