Željko Zidarić

  1. Learning Teamwork from the Football (Soccer) Pitch


    Studying teams, teamwork and leadership from an academic angle can be a difficult endeavor as there are thousands of opinions and a thousand books. Using a real world example of something we are all familiar with can give us a feeling, which is a starting point on which we can then elaborate using research. Team sports are an ideal example of teamwork in action as it is natural action with minimal thinking. In team sports having skills gets you onto the team, but a winning team is determined
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  2. Active Citizens Developing Social Wealth and Building Society


    An active citizen earns social capital and has social currency to spend to accomplish a goal. Influencing government decisions (laws or policies) can be done either by; proving the moral rightness of an action, by economic influence or by social influence. Economic influence being based on money and the power associated with large sums of money and backroom deals. Social influence being based on the power associated with large numbers of people and public action. Rich people accumulate
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  3. The Political Quackery and the Incompetent Citizen of the Balkan State


    The Balkans are not just a geographical location but a mindset as well. For almost 1,000 years we Croats have been part of Western empires, Hungarian, Austrian, Austro-Hungarian and for hundreds of years we were the bulwark of Christianity stopping the Ottoman advance into Europe. Today though we are still not a part of The West. We want to be Western but we do not know how to be Western and for that reason we are politically unsophisticated and easily susceptible to political quackery.
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    Updated 9th-April-2015 at 03:28 PM by Željko Zidarić

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  4. Need for a Targeted Leadership Model for Social Sector Activists

    When you have only a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail. We have generic leadership models but we need models targeted towards to specific environment we are working in. We need to develop a few different types of hammers that are optimized towards different jobs. You will not use a sledgehammer to hammer nails into a hardwood floor.

    This article is an extension to "Activist (Active Citizen) Leader Responsibilities"

    A leadership model that is generic
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    Updated 15th-March-2015 at 02:43 AM by Željko Zidarić

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  5. Unified Leadership Theory - The Big Picture


    There are a lot of leadership books promoting various leadership styles usually focusing on one skill but leadership takes a lot of skills. For example, focusing on 'Visionary Leadership' is like saying that the GPS unit is the most important part of the car. Alternatively, can we say that the body style is more important than the motor? A transmission is necessary, does it really matter if it is a manual or automatic transmission?

    What happens when there is a paradigm
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    Updated 19th-March-2015 at 08:08 PM by Željko Zidarić

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