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From One Entrepreneur To Another: The Best Advice About Leadership, Failure And More

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   July 09, 2015

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. (At least it feels like it.) And why not? Entrepreneurs live the dream: the freedom, the fame, the purpose, the change. But building a startup and keeping it going five or ten years down the line is incredibly hard, even with all of the support networks and funding channels innovators have at their fingertips today.One of the biggest obstacles is fear—of failure, mostly. One of the best tips for managing it comes from best-selling author Seth Godin: you can’t make fear go away, you must dance with it. Link to article

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Six behaviours for women to get ahead: If you aspire to leadership, you need to show ability

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   July 09, 2015

Ability is the price of entry. Behaviours can affect leadership success, and women, by becoming more self-aware, can better navigate the challenges of the workplace. There are six core behaviours that are critical to the success of women. Link to article

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Should the Financial Planning Coalition support the DOL’s fiduciary proposal?

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   July 03, 2015

The Financial Planning Coalition issued a statement on June 17 that it intends to support the Labor Department re-proposed fiduciary definition. If so, it will not be acting in the best interests of financial planners. Link to article

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7 signs clients look for in trusted advisers

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   June 12, 2015

Survey after survey have revealed that the vast majority of investors do not know the difference between fiduciary and suitability standards — nor do they care. What they care about is whether or not they can trust their financial adviser. So important is trust, it has become the new currency of Wall Street. So what are the 7 signs clients want to see before you become their trusted adviser? Link to article

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Great Leadership Broken Down Into 6 Vital Steps

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   June 12, 2015

“Why should anyone follow me?” Easier asked than answered, yet there are plenty of incredible leaders out there leading people to better places, even when faced with adversity. Here are 6 things you should know if you want to become a great leader: Link to article

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ON LEADERSHIP AND WHY POWERFUL PEOPLE CAN BEHAVE SO POORLY

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   June 08, 2015

Research tells us that social power can actually have an effect of the psychological state of the power holder. Social power can intensify the motivation of power holders to pursue their wants or desires (good or bad) while decreasing their awareness or sensitivity to potential consequences of such pursuits. Link to article

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The financial services industry needs real leaders

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   May 27, 2015

Leadership researchers from around the world — in every industry sector and domain — have seen a dramatic shift in the attributes society prefers to see in a leader. The top-down, hierarchical command-and-control style is no longer favored for every leadership situation. Character is now more important than charisma. The financial services industry needs to take note of this phenomenon. Link to article

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7 signs the fiduciary movement is coming to an end

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   May 27, 2015

The significant difference between the fiduciary movement past and present is that it was once a point of positive inspiration, but has now become a source of negativity. There are seven clear signs that the 30-year fiduciary movement is coming to an end. That is not to say that the work of defining new fiduciary standards is going to cease. To the contrary, it is highly likely that even more financial advisers will become subject to fiduciary standards. Link to article

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Why The Best Leadership Involves ‘Downward Mobility’

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   May 15, 2015

Do you want to be happy, or would you prefer to be a leader? Don’t decide too quickly. And if you are already a leader, do you know if you’ll able to do the one thing that could allow you to be content when it’s all over? Most leaders aren’t happy when the day is done or their career is done. From studying history and watching and working with many leaders up close, I’ve seen that few ever are able to take lasting satisfaction in their accomplishments or in the tributes paid to them. Link to article

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Knowing the difference between 2 facets of the fiduciary standard

don3ethos   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   May 12, 2015

President Barack Obama’s remarks on Feb. 23 about the Department of Labor’s re-proposed fiduciary standard are an excellent illustration of the two faces of a fiduciary standard. On the one hand, Mr. Obama singled out great advisers who are doing the right thing for their clients. He then changed his tenor and talked about advisers who are “selling snake oil.” Link to article

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