Leadership perspective blog Norbert Biedrzycki

Leadership. It takes a wider perspective to win

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Whether they want it or not, leaders are cogs in a fast-moving machine, which requires them to clip their claws regularly. They must fight to keep their moral backbones from being crushed. What are...
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Employing LinkedIn is Job 1

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LinkedIn inspires love-hate relationships. Users swear by it or swear at it. Those in the middle simply don’t use it. Jeff Sheehan is a user -- a power user. That’s part of his job. He...
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Leader or Follower? Both!

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One doesn’t have to look far to see the perceived division between leaders and followers. Motivational posters, overly-hyped and overpaid event speakers, social media memes, and even our own expressions force us to decide if...
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In Search Of the Vanishing Human in HR

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Human resources is almost a misnomer. People still have the ultimate say, but increased deferment to technology and processes strips away the human element. For more than two decades, Laurie Ruettimann has fought the good...
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Cut Through the Clutter and Say Thanks

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A spirit resonates among leaders who look after their workers. Theodora Manjo sums it up this way: "Real leaders are in the trenches with their employees when times get tough. They celebrate small victories and...
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Why You Need a Coach

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Tom Brady is annoying. Let’s face it. But then, to the Cleveland Browns, so was Elway. Manning annoyed the holy crap out of an awful lot of folks, too. What they, and all other quarterbacks-...
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How to build an Agile Team for your Successful Projects

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WHAT IS AGILE? Movement. Change. Adaptation. It’s the model enabling developers to respond to change or sudden problems without much disruption.  Agile Software Development embraces the best practices based on the principles of ‘Agile Manifesto’ - promotion...
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How to Avoid Losing

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It’s your lucky day! You meet a kind stranger who offers you your choice of a great deal, something for nothing. No tricks, really: you’re getting a free lunch.  She gives you $45. Then, she...
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The proof is in the coaching

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A coach can bring a boom to business. That puts a premium on hiring the right person. "If you want to be a better golfer, you'd consult a golf coach." said financial advisor Winnie Sun....
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8 Secret Leadership Traits from Friday Night Hollywood and Bollywood Movies

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All great movies have few things in common. Same is true with all-important programs or projects. More importantly, there is so much similarity between the great movies and great projects. Some of those are successful...
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What’s the Word for Success?

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Words matter. The best idea in the world will go for naught for lack of description. Whether oral, written or conveyed in sublime body language, improved communication can enhance your business and -- ultimately...
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The Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

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Every supervisor, manager, president, and CEO dreams of being recognized as “The World’s Greatest Boss,” so what are its definitive qualities? A rare 6% of employees with great bosses lack passionate for their job,...
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Report From Trump Country: How ‘The News’ Helps Trump in the South

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This story is about what I have observed regarding Southern Trump voters. I am a white male that was born and raised in the South. This story tells what I have noticed about the...
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5 Skills to Develop to Be A Great Leader

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Have you ever felt that you are not the leader-type of a person but deep inside you want to be one? I’m one of those people and maybe you are too. The good news...
Return to Politics

Will Obama Return to Politics?

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Former President Barack Obama is arguably the most popular living former president. Not only is he a global presence with a tremendous youth following, he is also still relatively young by political standards. He...
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Social Leadership Cries Out for Personal Touch

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Even social media needs leaders to herd cats. One of those top cats is human leadership coach Gene Petrov, who helps marketers become leaders. He believes leaders cultivate and nurture community. That builds an...
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Sharpen Skills with Action and Attitude

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Leadership is practiced in actions and attitude more than in words. Appreciate hard work, humility and empathy. At their core, relationships drive leaders and followers. Hailing from different yet related arenas, Winnie Sun, Sonya Smith-Valentine...
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European Central Bank President: It’s the “How?” not the “Who?”

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Synopsis: The President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi is set to step down later this year and the race to replace him is not short of Qualified candidates. Whilst his replacement...
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The Poison Killing Your Company Could Save it

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Is pessimism killing your company’s work ethic? You should be able to answer this question pretty quickly. If the following phrases are abundant in your workspace, it’s likely that your leadership doesn’t know how to properly...
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Fixing Photography

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Deep Domain Expertise Weighs In to Reinvent a Broken Business Introduction Have photographs lost their economic value? One might make that case by connecting the dots, from photo agency consolidation and the transition from film to digital...