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What intriguing and inspiring posts have you read on leadership and business lately? Here are a few great reads on mentoring, leadership, and business from around the web that I found worth sharing. 

Ask people what they think is the most important quality a leader possesses and you’ll likely get answers based on personal experience. This month’s roundup posts challenge our perception of what leadership is by showing us what it isn’t.

Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley

Sometimes people are hesitant to call themselves leaders because they don’t identify with the leadership stereotype. In the TEDx Talk Everyday Leadership, Drew Dudley explains how everyone has the ability to lead. This is an interesting and funny six minutes on how people mistakenly give up leadership opportunities because they think of leadership as something bigger than themselves.

http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership.html

How to Inspire Greatness: Stop Leading by Jessica Stillman

Our leadership style can sometimes hinder those we lead by preventing them from thinking independently. Stillman explains that leading through empowerment is the hallmark of good leadership. She illustrates her point with the story of nuclear submarine captain David Marquet who changed his leadership style by vowing to never give another order again.

http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/inspire-greatness-by-not-leading.html

5 Myths of Leadership by Ekaterina Walter

Lastly, there are certain myths that resurface over and over again in discussions about leadership. Here are five leadership myths, debunked.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ekaterinawalter/2013/10/08/5-myths-of-leadership/

Do leadership myths prevent us from being good leaders? What do you think is the most important quality a leader possesses?

Posted by: Tina Imperial

Tina is a public relations manager, mother and lifelong learner. Based in Indiana, she blogs, manages online communities and assists with furthering business objectives for small companies. An adept relationship manager, Tina also provides creative and strategic support. She tweets about business, social media and digital beauty @imperialtina. In her spare time she cultivates her sense of humor.

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