Rebel Heretics Community Feed – Issue 1

We are honored to serve alongside other thinkers and doers who are pioneering a new way in business and leadership. Here are a few we don’t want you to miss.

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To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask
by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

““The only way to discover your strengths,” wrote Peter Drucker, “is through feedback analysis.” No senior leader would dispute this as a logical matter. But nor do they act on it. Most leaders don’t really want honest feedback, don’t ask for it, and don’t get much of it unless it’s forced on them. At least that’s what we’ve discovered in our research.”

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions
by Warren Berger

“Here’s a question: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? If that question seems familiar, it should…’If you really ask yourself this question,’ Dugan told the TED audience, ‘you can’t help but feel uncomfortable.’ She explained that the question tends to make us aware that fear of failure ‘keeps us from attempting great things . . . and life gets dull. Amazing things stop happening.’ But if you can get past that fear, Dugan said, ‘impossible things suddenly become possible.’

What’s in Your OODA Loop?
by Matthew Fritz

“Relationships—especially business relationships with a competitor—can be a dogfight where each player strives to outmaneuver the other for market dominance. This is where the OODA-Loop comes into play (think: a Baseball Game and being where the ball will land when it is batted). How you understand your own OODA-loop and, more importantly, get inside your opponent’s, spells the difference between success and anything short of victory.”

Performance and Humanity: The Good Boss’s Balancing Act
by Robert Sutton

“Even though the journey is never easy, great leaders know what goals to strive for and how the ride for followers, customers, and clients ought to feel along the way – and lousy leaders never seem to quite get it.”

Simple Reminders From The Smartest Marketers In The World
by John Hall

“Naturally, marketers are looking for more ways to track ROI because clients are thirsting for metrics that prove something is worth the investment. It’s important to track data to make better decisions and measure ROI, but that shouldn’t mean that you don’t assign value to other areas that are hard to quantify.” 

 

 

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