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Lead with your ideas, not with your title

In December, an article published in Nature described a new advanced alloy. Combining magnesium with ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, a team from UCLA created a new material that is lighter and stronger than any we’ve known before, opening up the potential for rethinking our next generation aircrafts, cars, space travel, electronics and bio-medical devices.

Reading about the breakthrough made me think that the greatest leaders are in fact, HUMAN advanced alloys. Their combination of intelligence, curiosity, and emotional quotients make them especially strong, quick, and resilient in helping lead teams and organizations in discovering untapped potential and ideas.

Use this simple algebraic formula to become more successful in 2017.

Sometimes leadership lessons come from the most unexpected places. While leadership fads come and go, a few timeless pieces resonate with their simplicity and pragmatism.

One such piece of advice comes from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Champion, Frank Shamrock. It outlines a simple mental model we can all use to become more successful in work, and in life.

According to Mr. Shamrock, we all need a mindset of a plus, a minus, and an equal.

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