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In an ancient parable, three masons are sitting in a row, all chipping away at large blocks of stone. A woman observing them is curious about what they’re up to. She asks the first man what he’s doing, to which he responds, “I’m chipping away at this block of stone.” Indeed, she thinks. She questions the second man similarly, who says, “I’m working to feed my family.” Also true, reflects the woman. Finally, she questions the third mason, who responds, “I’m helping to build a beautiful cathedral.”

The servant leader uses what people want to inspire them to perform their best.

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Author Anthony K. Tjan says when it comes to leaders, self-awareness trumps all traits and features for managers, entrepreneurs and leaders. And the  best thing they can to improve effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making.

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No enterprise can succeed without good ideas. But without execution, a good idea is useless. Everyone knows Southwest Airlines’ strategy, yet other airlines can’t, or won’t, pull it off. Same goes for Dell, Ben & Jerry’s, Wal-Mart and Costco.  This piece by Roshan Thiran explores how to get things done, including some that won’t fit what you like to do every morning, like “eat the cockroach.” Happy executing.

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Great leaders, be they CEOs, politicians, thinkers or heads of movements, often have the perks of office. But they get there by a willingness to be alone, to assess circumstances and come up with ideas that others resist vigorously at first. Leadership means you go first, often alone.

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Professor Graham Jones says many organizations make the mistake of promoting people to leadership positions because they are good at the functions of the  business or organization. They tend to play it safe — no bold moves means no mistakes. Real leaders, Jones says, are those who are thinking long term and are willing to shake things up to move there.

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