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Is Giving Good? Do Givers really Gain? While there are a lot of stories about how Givers Gain, there is very little research and academic validation for it. Adam Grant Professor at Wharton however has done some excellent research on this and this article from the New York Times highlights some of it. I enjoyed reading it, Giving is good for you.
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Seven Leadership Lessons from Great Basketball Coaches

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The first thing I remember purchasing with my own money that I earned was a basketball. As a boy, when I wasn’t in class, often I was shooting baskets.
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Inspiring... it is not about money. Ikea founder Mr.Kamprad is worth more than $18 Billion, yet lives a frugal life. Does not flaunt wealth and looks at every oppotunity to save. Inspiring story of what  the billionaire values.Self-made man: Ingvar Kamprad with wife Margaretha  In his faded coat, tinted prescription glasses and scuffed shoes, he looks like just another
Recommended by: Narendra Bhatta
what kind of an introduction would you like to present when networking? the article suggests some pitfalls to avoid when framing an introduction about oneself. The purpose to let people know who you are in as simple terms and language as possible without the need to unnecessarily glorify. worth reading and implementing
Recommended by: Niranjan Rao Reddyshetty
If failure is viewed with the right lens, it needn't be a bad/ fearful thing that we may think it to be...here's a point of view.It would be difficult to come across anyone who hasn’t failed ever – at anything, or even anyone who doesn’t know what it means. And yet so many times we get hassled by this familiar experience, instead of leveraging it. Embrace
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How one deals with adversity, could be the difference between what one accomplishes in his/ her life. Here's a thought on converting Adversity into Opportunity.
Convert adversity into OPPORTUNITY!   A certain amount of opposition is of great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind - John Neal. Adversity or difficult times are often feared,

Don't Bet the Farm

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained. But how much risk is good? Is it worth betting the farm? The Lance Armstrong episode may have a lesson.  In January 2013 Armstrong confessed to having used banned drugs during his professional cycling career between 1998 and 2005. It was too late.
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 By: Mark Mckergow
I liked Mark McKergow's concept of Host Leadership. Steps above the typical stereotypes of "Dictator", "Servent Leader" and so on. In this article he shares how as a Host Leader you take charge when needed and in other times create space for others to do thier part. Excellent concept.
Our next focus of discussion at www.hostleadership.com

To lead, we must listen.

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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.blogspot.in/2012/11/to-lead-we-must-listen.html
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This has been an exciting year for EFactor founders Adrie Reinders and Marion Freijsen. Their highly anticipated book “The E-Factor: Entrepreneurship in the Social Media Age” hit the shelves just couple of weeks ago and already reached #1 on Amazon