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Leadership: Why do we Fail ?

Leadership: Why do we Fail ? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether we admit it or not, all of us have failed in our lives sometime or the other.Successful people take failure as a learning step in the right direction. In fact, it is good to fail sometimes, but why do we fail ?

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Mike Doherty's curator insight, September 6, 2013 7:40 AM

Lack of Goals: Sometimes, in our lives and in our career, we feel that we have "hit the ceiling."  We feel that  there is no where to go further. Our lives have reached a full-stop.  Yes. It is true that this does happen. But , to succeed, we have to sense this before we reach the stage when we think that we cannot progress further and take positive steps on the next part of our lives and career.  We should have a clear vision where we want to go.  It is perfectly fine to make changes to your goals when the need arises, to think about altering your course. We can always have a list of excuses, but to succeed, we need clarity of thoughts, self discipline and a sense of self worth.

David Hain's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:41 AM

There are many reasons - the important thing is to experience and earn from it.  None of us learned to walk withoutfalling over!

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How to Create High-Converting Content

How to Create High-Converting Content | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn five things to help create better converting content to improve your content marketing success – Content Marketing Institute

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These are some of the most effective ways to create high-converting content. You may be a novice content marketer or an expert just looking to expand your knowledge. Either way, these easy and effective tips can help you improve your content to boost conversions. Are there any additional tactics not covered above that have worked well for you? Please share them in the comments.
 
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Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified

Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The 4 conundrums of the universe that lead to all biases

There are 4 qualities of the universe that limit our own intelligence and the intelligence of every other person, collective, organism, machine, alien, or imaginable god. All 200ish of our known biases are attempts to work around these conundrums!


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David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 6:27 AM

This is a great resource on how we can be alert to our faulty thinking tendencies!

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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted - Duarte

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted - Duarte | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn to improve your storytelling presentation skills and engage and move your audience using contrast, the hero's journey, and a gripping narrative.

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7 Signs That You’re Lying

7 Signs That You’re Lying | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
New research by Dr. Leanne ten Brinke at the Haas School of Business suggests that, while most of us have pretty good instincts when it comes to recognizing liars, we hesitate to call out lying in professional environments because we feel guilty for being suspicious. Calling someone a liar for no good reason is a frightening proposition for most.

Dr. ten Brinke’s research points to objective, well-documented physiological and behavioral changes - or “tells” - that we can use to make accurate assessments of other people’s truthfulness. Both her work and that of Dr. William Ury (Harvard) in Getting to Yes, can help us recognize autonomic behaviors in others and ourselves, in order to increase our truthfulness. Here are seven “tells” that may indicate someone is lying:


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David Hain's curator insight, May 19, 6:56 AM

Useful guidelines for your personal crap detector!

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Seth's Blog: What Henry Ford understood about wages

Seth's Blog: What Henry Ford understood about wages | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it



Every time Ford increased the productivity of car production (in one three-year period, he lowered labor costs by 66% per car), he also raised wages. Not merely because it's the right thing to do. He did it because well-pai


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'The Leading Brain': The Science of Achieving Peak Performance

'The Leading Brain': The Science of Achieving Peak Performance | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A new book combines science with management techniques to offer strategies for peak performance.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 17, 9:55 AM
There is one thing that determines the highest performance, and that is psychological safety.
 
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To achieve to peak performance develop your emotional intelligence.

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10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

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10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

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Courage: The Defining Characteristic of Great Leaders

Courage: The Defining Characteristic of Great Leaders | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Courageous leaders inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies on the front lines of societal change. Bill George explains why there aren't more of them.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 17, 9:52 AM
Courageous leaders inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies on the front lines of societal change. Bill George explains why there aren't more of them.
 
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5 of the Best Self-Care Practices for Real Change

5 of the Best Self-Care Practices for Real Change | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Do you associate self-care with physical activities like a restorative nap, a soothing bath, or time in nature?  Maybe, to you, self-care means buying something nice for yourself, or pulling out a coloring book to reduce stress. 


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 15, 11:11 AM
Be responsible, authentic, and positive. Take time and set boundaries. The last two are challenging for teachers. We end up rushing through days and not thinking about how that takes a toll on us.
Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 17, 1:25 PM

Self care is a blessing from God taking time for God to renew you is greater just a important if not more than being there for other. Self care is important.

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'The Leading Brain': The Science of Achieving Peak Performance

'The Leading Brain': The Science of Achieving Peak Performance | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A new book combines science with management techniques to offer strategies for peak performance.

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The 6 Short Phrases You'll Hear Good Leaders Say (a Lot)

The 6 Short Phrases You'll Hear Good Leaders Say (a Lot) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences:

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 9, 12:33 PM
There are likely more than six. I don't know and asking for questions are always keys. I found in teaching that was a dependency role that emerged. Many teachers wanted their principals to tell them what to do, but only after a long and often argumentative debate. The flip side was the principals seemed to want this.
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Leadership Material: How To Up Your Game

Leadership Material: How To Up Your Game | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. In other words, if you’re not making a positive, lasting difference, you’re not really a leader. Here's a new book that offers some fresh insight into an ageless subject.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 7, 12:38 PM
Leading has to do with relating with people. This sounds like teaching.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 7, 8:39 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine.

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, May 9, 4:24 AM
Un lider es aquel cuya presencia y acciones provoca que otros sean aun mejores... tanto si está presente como si no lo está. Y este objetivo es con frecuencia, la suma de pequeños detalles mantenidos en el tiempo.
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How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 7, 10:59 AM
The secret comes down to three words: People over profit. And when that happens, companies will actually make more profit. Imagine that.
 
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The Keys to Overcoming the Negative Work Experience

The Keys to Overcoming the Negative Work Experience | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the most significant contributing factors to a negative work experience is a mismatch of management practices to employees’ expectations.


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How Did We GET Here? The Mystery of Organisational Culture Transmission

How Did We GET Here? The Mystery of Organisational Culture Transmission | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
So how DOES organisational culture get passed on (or transmitted)?

It is an important question that does not get the attention it deserves. The corporate world is familiar with measures of organisational culture and engagement. Most of Australia’s largest companies have at some point pulled in an external research company to give them a picture of their current organisational culture. Some do it religiously every year to track changes.

These measures are helpful and paint a rich story of the cultural norms that exist. What happens after the report has come out is the sticky bit. Many a large company has received “this years culture score” and the response is somewhat predictable. There are rounds of workshops, pie charts and circumflexes are pawed over, some people get bonuses other lose them and then HR are left holding the baby of “improve the culture”.

Some companies make great use of the data and use it to transform – but others end up thinking “I KNOW this…but what do I DO about it?”. The real question they are asking is: How did we get here and how is the culture continuously transmitted onwards?

Thankfully the fields of sociology, anthropology and psychology have been asking this question for decades. If you start looking harder you find that the famous philosopher – and one of the earliest psychologists – William James was asking this question in the 1850s. Even Charles Darwin himself strayed from naturalism into culture and pondered the way in which his principles of natural selection apply to cultural norms.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 6:47 AM

Transformation needs culture, mindset change. Very useful science based article on how to engineer it.

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4 Types of Leaders Who Aren’t Ready for Coaching

4 Types of Leaders Who Aren’t Ready for Coaching | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

All over the world, leaders are using coaching to gain a competitive edge. But does coaching solve every problem one might encounter in the workplace?

“No. It’s not a panacea,” says coaching expert Patricia Overland in an article for Chief Learning Officer. “Determining when coaching is a good investment can be challenging.”

Overland shares a couple of examples from her experience when a leader may not be ready to learn and apply coaching skills. Overland explains that offering coaching without addressing these underlying beliefs is usually a recipe for failure.


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Org Physics: How a triad of structures allows companies to absorb complexity

Org Physics: How a triad of structures allows companies to absorb complexity | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The new, emerging theory of organizations is this: Every organization has three kinds of power, and three forms of leadership, three structures. This is not a menu. There is no decision to make about having all three structures, or not. None of the three structures is optional, or nice to have. They are part of organizational physics - universal laws that apply to every organization, large or small, old or new, for profit or social.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 19, 6:52 AM

Very persuasive conceptualisation of leadership levers, from Nils Pflaeging.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 19, 11:33 AM

This is a good step in understanding leadership.  I have always maintained that an organization is held together by a matrix of relationships and this address some of that concept.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 19, 7:27 PM
Agree an excellent article. For value to be created (delivered) people must feel valued and be living values. More on these at http://blog.ianberry.biz/2017/02/for-your-best-business-results-turn.html
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What Leaders Can Learn From Farmers

What Leaders Can Learn From Farmers | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
There are lessons for leaders in every part of the farming process. Looking at how to correlate farming and leadership.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 17, 9:48 AM
You are not a leader only because of your knowledge or skill. You also have others to bring along with you, so they grow and blossom to support the goals of the organization. Be sure you don’t take for granted what it takes to grow great employees. If necessary, create your own development plan so you will become a superior grower. By the way, farmers who grow seasonal crops don’t take it easy in the autumn and winter. What do you do after the harvest to prepare for the next round?
 
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10 Solutions for Building Trust in Your Team

10 Solutions for Building Trust in Your Team | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are the top 10 indicators that your team may not fully trust you yet, and what you can do to address that.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 17, 9:16 AM
Here are the top 10 indicators that your team may not fully trust you yet, and what you can do to address that:
 
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Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Mastering the art of conversation takes time but here are 7 steps from research and classic texts that can help you glide through your next interaction.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 15, 8:02 PM
Good conversation is about listening and not listening to answer.
Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, May 15, 9:43 PM
I was just having a discussion with an old friend about the lost art of communication. People have a hard time communicating. Both the spoken and the written word are highly valuable life skills to master. Public speakers and writers spend a lifetime honing their craft. Individuals seem to give up on their communication skills or simply be careless.

This article provides some useful suggestions and a book recommendation on the topic of improving conversations. Conversation truly is an art form that is specific to the individual or audience addressed. A lifetime may not be enough to master the art of communication but it is important to always keep improving our skills in this area as the quality of our lives often depend on it. May we all practice good and effective communication in our lifetimes. Do the best you can and never stop communicating and improving your skills. Enjoy your week, friends. ❤️
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Coaching Model: SPARK

Coaching Model: SPARK | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A Coaching Model Created by Mami Sugimura (Caregiving Coaching, UNITED STATES) The purpose of life is to live it to taste experience to the utmost to reach.

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An Olympian Shares the Five Steps to Developing Resilience  

An Olympian Shares the Five Steps to Developing Resilience   | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Bonnie St. John overcame poverty and losing a limb to become the first African American to win a medal in skiing at the Winter Paralympics. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, the Rhodes Scholar talks about developing resilience in her new book co-authored with Allen P. Haines, Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy. She says resilience does not result only after major efforts, like rebuilding after a hurricane, but also in the practice of tiny moments of resilience — small adjustments in daily routines, thought patterns, nutrition, activity and others.


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How Leaders Know It’s Time to Go Up to ’11’ 

How Leaders Know It’s Time to Go Up to ’11’  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Can a leader ever justify giving anything less than their very best?
 

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 9, 9:27 AM
As silly as that scene plays, leaders need to know when it’s time to go one louder; when it’s time to go up to “11”. In other words, leaders need to know how and when to call for the very best out of their team; even beyond the level of their normal level of performance.
 
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How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 7, 10:59 AM
The secret comes down to three words: People over profit. And when that happens, companies will actually make more profit. Imagine that.
 
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Cultural forces that define #leadership…

Cultural forces that define #leadership… | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
What if Ron Ritchhart's  cultural forces were applied  to the concept of leadership? How might a leader, in any context, ensure that he or she provides time, sets expectations, engages in interactions, uses language, models actions, creates an environment and ensures opportunities that empower the community to flourish? As a leader, irrespective of your context, what…

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Dr. Lisa Gonzales's curator insight, May 6, 9:23 AM
What cultural forces exist in your district that are impacting leadership?
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 12:22 PM
There are constraints to teaching, which is what the post is about: time, opportunities, expectations, etc. How do we work with them to create "teachable moments?"