Do You Want to Be a Leader : Medium Articles

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Do you want to be a leader?.You are right place.In this post I am going to introduce you to some great articles about being a leader.So let’s look at the articles.

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What a leader looks like
“When you think of a “leader” — who do you see? Many people think of a tall white man in a suit. Long ago, I decided that I wanted to do my part in changing that image.
As I’ve grown in my career and taken on leadership positions, I resisted the idea that a powerful leader was mutually exclusive from a woman who likes to wear high heels and a killer dress. In fact, after I moved from France to Silicon Valley, I refused to dress down in a hoodie and jeans to fit in, kept my beloved heels, and embraced my French accent (my efforts to lose it were useless anyway). It became my signature style. Different, feminine, but also truly empowering. This gave me the confidence to take on bigger and bigger challenges. I’ve even given speeches encouraging women to embrace whatever image is true to their authentic self — and drive toward it. Recently though, I’ve come to realize that associating my strength as a leader too closely with how pulled together I feel and what I look like is actually problematic.”

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How Not to Be a Leader
“Whether it’s the rise of the extreme right in Europe, Donald Trump’s ascent in the US, Canada’s stunning plunge into fringe politics, the world is awash in a new political phenomenon: a tsunami of vocal, angry extremism, where once placid waters calmly shimmered. Not extreme enough for you? In one of the world’s most advanced societies, unemployed kids, of which there are too many, are going to have to go…not to school, college, or even community service…but to boot camp.WTF?
In this short essay, I want to offer a lens through which to see this phenomenon. A few years ago, there was a huge leadership deficit in the world. No one, it seemed, was steering the ship. And perhaps you thought things couldn’t get worse. But today things are different: there’s not a deficit of leadership anymore. There is a surplus of bad leadership. Too many angry, blind pilots pointing ships…straight into the icebergs. Leadership, it appears, has fallen into a deep abyss. From which it must climb out, if it is to regain its place in the world again.”

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What My Uterus Can Teach You About Being a Tech Leader
“The same is true for all the other women who have leadership roles in the tech industry. So why is it that when women get up on stage at tech conferences, the conversation so often turns to child-rearing, pregnancy, and “work/life balance”?
A few months ago, I attended Fortune Brainstorm, a tech conference in Aspen with an impressive lineup of speakers, including my former colleague Susan Wojcicki, who currently serves as CEO of YouTube. Susan has one of the most celebrated careers in tech, and I was excited to hear her talk about her vision for YouTube, a product I worked on for a number of years and still care deeply about. She also happened to lead Google’s advertising business for years. This woman is a pro. So I was expecting some exciting insights into how she thinks about the industry, how YouTube’s monetization efforts will evolve, etc etc.”

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Be the Leader you Wish you had
“I work in a place that is fabulously fun every day. This was not always so. When I was a fresh, newly appointed lead in our Boston studio, I struggled to have much fun. I viewed my role as a thankless duty to direct and be responsible for others. I believed I was a fixer of broken things, thinking, and people. And the story I told myself was that I was the martyr for the fun that others were having while I dealt with the important leaderly stuff.
As a result, I spent most of my time finding and focusing on problems, real or imagined, and adding to a growing list of things I would solve to make my mark. My notebooks from those days suggest that I believed I would be a hero one day, but for now, was resigned to suffer through unrewarding and lonely work. I was an asshole. And you get what you give.”

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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors
“I joined IDEO straight from business school. Some differences were immediately obvious, even a bit cliché. Sharpies, not spreadsheets. Post-Its, not PowerPoints. Blue jeans, not blazers. A more subtle difference between IDEO and the traditional business world revealed itself over time: how leaders lead.
I was lucky to spend my first year at IDEO working closely with Tim Brown, our CEO. I consistently found myself surprised by Tim’s default behaviors — the way he acts more often than not. They flip conventional ideas about management and leadership — the kind I learned in the corporate world and in MBA classrooms — on their head.”

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The Top 10 Things Amazing Leaders Do
“Leadership. Love that word.
Makes me think of Mandela and Gandhi. Gates and Edison. Mozart and Beckham. Bono and Bieber 😉
It’s a word I’ve passionately built the past 17 years of my life around–reminding so called ordinary people that they are called to lead. And create. And contribute. And win.
These are strange and gorgeous times. Tons of challenges. Dazzling possibilities.
And I viscerally want you to leverage these times to fly. To express your talent. To do your dreams. To make the world better.
To help you Lead Without a Title, I’ve distilled 10 of the most valuable and practical insights on leadership that I’ve taught to our global corporate clients like Starbucks, IBM, Nike, GE and FedEx. These ideas have helped them do some great things. My deep wish is that they deliver the same results for you.”

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Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong
“Here’s a question. What is leadership? And why, though we seem to train and indoctrinate people in it, and when that doesn’t work, beat people over the head with it, don’t we seem to be able produce many leaders worth following? Here’s my tiny theory: because much, maybe most, of what we suppose, assume, and believe is leadership isn’t.
A morally conflicted world is in desperate need of moral leadership. A way of life that offers us convenience — but is costing us the planet. Technology that delights us — but takes our jobs. Economies that reward us — but frustrate us with stagnation. Tribes we compete to belong to — which cost us ourselves. Social contracts which are broken — but no one quite knows how to rewrite. Such are the fraught moral dilemmas of the age. And in such a world, lower levels, less powerful, sophisticated forms, of leadership, simply don’t cut it. They’re not enough to inspire, arouse, or awaken people, let alone anchor organizations, movements, or revolutions. But here’s the catch — it’s those largely lower forms of leadership which we’re taught, rewarded for, and familiar with.”

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