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10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. They must evaluate how their leadership brand is being perceived by others and whether or not it has grown tired and requires a tune-up.  Leaders must take pause and reach out to those before them who have already lived the situations they are about to experience themselves – and embrace these perspectives as nuggets of wisdom in preparation for what lies ahead of them.



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Progressive training's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:21 AM

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

 

#leadership #management #business

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

 

 

(From the article): As leaders, you must begin to look beyond the obvious and open your eyes to see the opportunities previous unseen.   Leadership requires you to have circular vision and when you begin to grow complacent, you only see the obvious details before you – rather than those they lie around, beneath and beyond what you seek.  In fact, your mindset becomes stagnate because you are not stretching your perspectives enough to see more than you want to.

 

When you fall into this trap, it’s time to reshuffle the deck, and map out the internal and external factors that are influencing your thinking. You must begin to identify areas that can be improved –  such as relationships, workshop culture, networking, how you are investing in yourself (or lack thereof), etc.

 

It’s not experience, but rather opportunity that is the true mother of success.   Be more mindful about how you manage opportunity before it begins to manage you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:41 AM

The first lesson is a good place to begin. We become so busy we do not look up and from side-to-side. Leaders need to be present and aware of what is happening and not happening. They need to be aware of who is best served to take the reins in a given situation.

 

In School, leadership and management should be intertwined. Quite often, I found that the latter was used almost exclusively and leadership did not exist.

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the Science Of Persuasion - Robert Cialdini

For more visit our blog at www.insideinfluence.com Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, ...
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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
What will be the impact on your business of changing global trends such as: shifting macro economics, social and geopolitical trends, globalization, the increasing influence of the BRIC nations, climate change, food/water and other resource...

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Global Trends Team's comment, October 3, 2013 4:27 AM
Thanks to all for sharing. Just came across this article on influence which may also be of interest: http://blogs.imediaconnection.com/blog/2013/10/01/is-influence-dead/
Sebastien Caron's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:10 PM

The Social Business transformation have brought to the enterprise, properties of political systems. Therefore, mapping and monitoring your network of influencers should become part of your operations. 

Matthew Quetton's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:25 PM

Insightful article of how you can map and manage the influence within your business ecosystem.

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7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric

7 Attitudes That Make You More Relationship Centric | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Relationships are the new currency, especially now with social media giving us another world to mine and harvest great people, in addition to meeting people in person.

 

Here's some quick food for thought: are you and your business all about relationships -- or all about transactions?

 

Working with stories in business well is all about relationships. So are you on the right track and what attitudes go along with this?

 

This article is a quick read and a good barometer to know if you need to up your biz relationship game.

 

And I love this at the end of the article: "Remember, the WE in Your Social ME-dia works. . ."

 

Read the full article here: http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/06/7-attitudes-make-you-relationship-centric.html ;

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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The Big Shift in Influence

The Big Shift in Influence | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Influence is becoming more and more challenging.  It’s hard enough to attract attention, much less retain it or use that attention to shape the behavior of others. And yet, in a world of scarce resources and mounting pressure, the ability to influence others becomes more and more central to the ability to set big things in motion.


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Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, February 25, 2014 7:52 AM

We create influence and trust by accepting our magnificent imperfection ...

Alex Watson's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:07 PM

Really insightful post about the changing nature of influence and the power of questions

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The Science Behind Why Great Stories Spread

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In the second of a two-part series Jonathan Gottschall discusses the unique power stories have to change minds and the key to their effectiveness.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:13 PM

This is important data for teachers to understand in terms of embedded learning and understanding.  

John Michel's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:36 AM

 When we enter into a story, we enter into an altered mental state--a state of high suggestibility.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:55 PM

Many songs in particular Country or blues ballards tell a story often of love lost like "Me and Bobby Magee "..."

And so the discussion continues. Jonathan Gottschall writes his second blog post in his series about why/how storytelling works so well for businesses (and in general).

 

He does a good job in laying that foundation.

 

I have two thoughts for readers as they check out this post:

 

1. Gottschalk talks about story structure. Of course you have to know story structures to craft a good story. But structure alone won't make you successful IMHO. There's a whole lot more going on in telling a compelling story and structure is only one piece. Ask any creative writer! There are many different formulas. Most biz folks in the US are completely unaware that different groups/cultures have different story structures than what we see broadcasted on the Internet. Which in a global marketplace has huge significance! I'm not anti-story structure -- I just want us to understand its role better.

 

2. Stories and manipulation. Yes we are being influenced by stories -- and have always been. Yes we are being manipulated all the time. Yes, at some level we know this. No, access to information via the Internet and social media does not innoculate against this. Which is one reason why consumers are getting much more savvy about purchasing from companies who are socially and environmentally conscious.

 

Gottschalk focuses mostly on ads in this post. Ads are only one type of business storytelling however. He asks questions at the end, "Is storytelling really locked into a master formula?" No. 

 

Another question he asks is, "Hasn't the digital revolution paved the way for a new kind of storytelling?" and "Is it time for story 2.0?" LOL -- both remain to be seen and I look forward to the next post!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for the Just Story It curation on business storytelling"

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Complexity, Leadership and storytelling

Complexity, Leadership and storytelling | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

"Yet while political organisations have always been a rich fund of colourful stories (who’s up, who’s down, who’s in and who’s out) and powerful visions (I have a dream …) this is excluded from the traditional account of managerial leadership. Our research highlights the distinctive ways in which storytelling serves strategic purposes for chief executives’ leadership behaviour. This short article outlines some of our headline findings and argues that storytelling should be recognised as central to the ways in which local authority chief executives act as leaders."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:02 PM

Good science is a mix of philosophy, storytelling, and observations of the world we live in.

Beth Robinson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:15 PM

Stories are a good way to get people from different backgrounds relating to the same set of circumstances and can provide a touchpoint for discussing their different needs.

Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Ivon and Beth -- good points! Thanks for sharing.
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The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories)

The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Most CEOs are not inspiring. After years of working with leaders in business, it's hard to come to any other conclusion.

 

The 5 mistakes listed here are right on -- I experience them all the time when working with my coaching clients.

 

Number 4 is -- CEOs don't tell stories. That's for sure.

Number 5 is -- CEO's reading speeches instead of talking authentically with their audiences.

Number 3 is -- they are too stiff (that comes from not telling stories or not knowing how to tell stories)

Number 2 is -- they don't write their own material. No one can write your personal stories for you, BTW.

Number 1 is -- CEOs are not conveying a vision. Hey, we want to be inspired!

 

Well, for sure many business people of all types suffer from the same mistakes. So what to do? Find the stories you are passionate about telling, learn to tell them well and authentically, leave the notes at home, and please -- don't practice in front of a mirror! That's the kiss of death.

 

There are many more insights here in this article about how these mistakes show up for people, so go grab them.

 

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