You’re Never Too Young To Be A Leader: Here’s How (Forbes)

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While new employees are usually not seen as leaders, young employees can still develop leadership skills. Employees who have just started at a company have not yet earned the respect of their peers. Older employees tend to believe that younger workers are arrogant, and see their attempts to lead as disrespectful. It is important for young employees to take on tasks while acting respectfully, to be able to develop their skills.

Often, lack of confidence is what holds young leaders back the most.

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The corporation as agent of cultural fusion, Makiko Eda [TED]

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Makiko Eda, former President of Intel Japan and current Chief Representative Officer for World Economic Forum Japan, shares her experiences of joining a global corporation, Intel, in this TED Talk, “The corporation as agent of cultural fusion.” She shares about culture shock and of what she learned navigating global and cultural norms personally and through observing other employees, especially in emerging markets.

She shares the very different office norms from more reserved Japanese style to the more direct American style as soon as she would pick up the phone.

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Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change, Jim Hemerling [TED]

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In a time unlike any other that has occurred in our lifetimes, COVID-19 has brought about constant change and unknown. While organizations were familiar to change already, this period of time has brought into focus the need for transformations of companies and organizations. The DeBoer Fellowship recommends this TED Talk by Jim Hemerling, “5 ways to lead in an era of constant change” and has provided a summary of his points below.

While people may describe self-transformation with positive emotions like “empowering,

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True leadership during a crisis and how to communicate effectively

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We cannot emphasize enough the importance of effective communication as leaders. DeBoer Fellowship provides this summary on leadership and effective crisis communications through its Trustworthy initiative. This article, “6 ways you can show true leadership during a crisis like COVID-19, and how to communicate effectively with your employees and clients” was originally published by Business Insider, an American financial and business news website.

For leaders, a crisis can be used as an opportunity to “exhibit your company’s values” through effective communication strategies.

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Calm through crisis

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As part of our initiative, Trustworthy: Leading With Your Heart and Mind, we recommend this article, “Calm Through Crisis: How To Lead From The Front,” by Forbes Magazine contributor, Sairah Ashman. This article gives practical insights for leaders who are determined to see their organization through the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. Forbes is an American business magazine and leading source of business and financial news worldwide.

During times of crisis, we need good leaders. Good leaders will keep “keep us informed,

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