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Three Daily Sheets Guide Morgan Stanley's CEO

by Erik Schatzker

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman talks to Erik Schatzker about his leadership lessons, one of which is to keep three sheets of paper every day: daily numbers, personal goals, and company strategy. Gorman explains they provide focus and reveal important patterns and aberrations over time.

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Does Resilience Differentiate You as a Leader?

by Maureen Metcalf

Be deliberate in your approach to building resilience, and you will be better equipped to lead in volatile times, says Maureen Metcalf. She describes four critical focal points: physical well-being, managing your thinking, fulfilling your purpose and being emotionally intelligent, and harnessing the power of connections.

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Ten Behaviors Leaders Should Eliminate for Better Results

by John Stoker

John Stoker describes 10 behaviors to correct for better leadership. Do you forge ahead without soliciting--or, worse, listening to--input? Have you been told that you lack self-awareness? Stoker suggests you should "Pay close attention to how others are responding to you: whether they engage or seem intimidated, share their thoughts and feelings freely or only speak when absolutely necessary."

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How Servant-Leaders Cultivate Performance

by Dan Rockwell

Explaining that the "choice between personal advantage and organizational advantage speaks to the heart of servant leadership," Dan Rockwell suggests you weather the short-term disadvantage of developing and supporting your new team members, because it will pay off in long-term performance. He says, "Developing people means setting them up for success when it's quicker and easier to do it yourself."

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Mindfulness: Why Being Present Can Make You a Better Manager

by Knowledge@Wharton

Gretchen Steidle, author of Leading From Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation, discusses how mindfulness training can transform leadership, describing it as beneficial not just for the self, but also for the organization: It is "a way of shifting, creating change and doing business more effectively and more collaboratively, especially with your stakeholders."

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