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  • 1. challenging thoughts about leadership.
  • 2. 1
    Good leaders connect with their people. Starting the day by acknowledging their existence works wonders.
  • 3. 2
    challenging thoughts about leadership.
    Leadership masters a positive attitude. Few good things come out of focusing on problems or shortcomings. People thrive on positive feedback.
  • 4. 3
    Create an atmosphere in which people get to choose the things they like to work on.
  • 5. Imposing through authority and symbols is not
    enough to win the hearts and souls of your people.
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  • 6. 5
    Leadership moves from doing
    a lot of talking to doing a lot of listening.
    Command & control work,
    trust & inspiration work better.
  • 7. 5
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    The elephant being the necessary change that everyone avoids, the work required to adapt. Leadership upsets the status quo.
    Leadership moves from doing a lot of talking
    to doing a lot of listening. Command & control work, trust & inspiration works better.
  • 8. 7
    challenging thoughts about leadership.
    Leadership is inclusive. Leadership protects the voices of the minority and dares to confront cultural differences.
     
  • 9. 8
    Development is not a privilege.
    Leadership doesn’t pigeon-hole people.
  • 10. 9
    There is no such thing as leadership that works for every organization. A leader who listens will quickly work that out.
  • 11. 10
    Leadership doesn’t wait for the
    coach’s call. Leadership has no
    safety nets. It’s your choice.
  • 12. 11
  • 13. 12
    Authority is restrained by position and provides order and direction.
    Leadership is unrestrained and produces real change.
  • 14. 13
    Leadership tests reality, also the reality of your own self. Leadership is awareness.
  • 15. 14
    Truth comes before politics.
    Leadership looks for the truth and the beauty of it.
  • 16. 15
    Leadership is stakeholder-proof.
    It flourishes in society’s fishbowl.
    Be proud of what you do
    or don’t do it.
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  • 18. 17
    People follow what you do, not what you say. The question
    for leaders is: which example do you want to set?
  • 19. 18
    Leadership is more than just telling
    a story. It’s being the story. What do you and your people stand for and how do you convey this?
  • 20. challenging thoughts about leadership.
    Every organization has its own story.
    Antwerp Management School will not dictate yours. We’ll make it better. Our leadership
    programs will challenge your beliefs, increase your awareness and expand your influence.
    Discover our leadership programs on www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/leadership
    www.antwerpmanagementschool.be
    © Antwerp Management School

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