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Emotional Intelligence - EQ

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As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I'm often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it's so important. Here goes... Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:08 PM

A short explanation of Emotional intelligence and how it is so important.

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The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You)

The DDI report reveals a dire need for leaders with the skill of empathy. Only four out of 10 frontline leaders assessed in their massive study were proficient or strong on empathy.

Richard S. Wellins, senior vice president of DDI and one of the authors of the High-Resolution Leadership report, had this to say in a Forbes interview a year ago:

We feel [empathy] is in serious decline. More concerning, a study of college students by University of Michigan researchers showed a 34 percent to 48 percent decline in empathic skills over an eight-year period. These students are our future leaders!

We feel there are two reasons that account for this decline. Organizations have heaped more and more on the plates of leaders, forcing them to limit face-to-face conversations. Again, DDI research revealed that leaders spend more time managing than they do "interacting." They wish they could double their time spent interacting with others. The second reason falls squarely on the shoulders of technology, especially mobile smart devices. These devices have become the de rigueur for human interactions. Sherry Turkle, in her book, Reclaiming Conversation, calls them "sips of conversations."

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:15 AM

The state of empathy in leadership - and it's not healthy!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 4:05 PM
Empathy and emotional intelligence are essential to leading and performing. Central to these are face-to-face conversations with people and providing people with time for conversations, instead of relying on digital tools and social media. Sherry Turkle refers to those as "sips of conversation."
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15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually)

15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Many times I've had people ask me, "In addition to coaching and training, what else can I do to learn more about how to improve myself? How can I learn to be a great leader that propels myself and others towards greater growth and greater opportunities?"

 My answer is simple, read. Read everything you can about successful leaders and the steps that they have taken to achieve peak performance for themselves and their organisations.

 The following is a list, and brief overview, of some of the best books that I have read about leadership.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:21 AM

If you only have a small bookshelf and a thirst for leadership wisdom, here's a good way to fill it!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 3:53 PM
A list that includes Viktor Frankl and Man's Search for Meaning is good.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 7:46 AM

being honest not all these are what I'd call 21st century reads... lesson is simple read something about our craft and make yourself better . Read my book #offthebenchleadership or another ... but read 

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How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture 

How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
We are at an important inflection point. For most business organizations to survive and thrive, they must innovate. Innovation requires a business culture of purpose, values, and relationship capital. Many leaders have had the false belief that their organization’s culture was not a lever that they could effectively manage for higher levels of performance. Culture is often overlooked as a business driver because it’s an asset without a dollar value. Leaders need to assess and implement new operating models that leverage the innate purpose, values, and creativity of the individual and the team with the flexibility and efficiency of technology.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:10 AM

Nice mini case studies on the effectiveness of measuring relationship capital!

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The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Stories are an integral part to communicating effectively with your employees. A great story goes a long way, because it’s memorable and creates connections.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 21, 7:57 AM
Remember, like any good communication, stories should have a purpose and tie directly to the end result you’re trying to achieve.
 
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How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap 

How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“Learning to recognize your leadership gap is the factor that determines your greatness as a leader.”
 

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 21, 8:07 AM
The Leadership Gap provides the antidote for leading on autopilot. Daskal provides the insight into our behaviors and beliefs that can if not managed properly can derail even the most talented and successful leaders. Confronting and avoiding our leadership gaps is the key to attaining long-term leadership success.
 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 7:42 AM

happens more than you think... a disconnect between how a leader thinks people are experiencing their style vs.how they actually are experiencing it.

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10 Key Differences Between a Boss and a Leader: Which Are You? | AllBusiness.com

10 Key Differences Between a Boss and a Leader: Which Are You? | AllBusiness.com | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Post sponsored by Alvernia University. How can managers today better engage and motivate their employees? The answer is by striving to be more than just a boss and instead becoming a true leader.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 20, 12:46 PM
If I change the word leader to teacher, similar traits remain in place.
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When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
75% of employees report that their direct line manager is the worst part of their job

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Mark Taylor's curator insight, June 18, 11:43 AM
75% of employees report that their direct line manager is the worst part of their job
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Work Flexibility Is No Longer Just A Corporate Issue

Work Flexibility Is No Longer Just A Corporate Issue | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Flexible jobs, or jobs that can be done remotely, are very common today. A recent Gallup survey found that 43% of American employees spend at least some time working remotely.

 

The nearly half of jobs that can be done remote is no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, as technology has paved the way for workers to unplug or become location independent. It’s the same reason why millennials are keen to become digital nomads and travel while they work.

 

Employers benefit by having remote employees because their productivity spikes without distractions provided by an office environment. Further, a FlexJobs report found that 82% of millennials said they are more loyal to their employer if they have flexible work options.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 14, 6:37 PM

82% of millennials said they are more loyal to their employer if they have flexible work options.

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I consider Work from home the best... Because I follow Just one Rue " PRODUCTIVITY OVER PRESENCE"
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Be Careful! Your Mind Makes Accidents Inevitable

Be Careful! Your Mind Makes Accidents Inevitable | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Joshua Rothman on “Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds,” by the psychologist and safety expert Steve Casner.

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#Leadership Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving”

#Leadership Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving” | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Such is the sad state of many productivity or continuous improvement efforts across the world. People work hard, the business spends a lot of money, and leaders just might sneak past their 2% annual improvement target… only to be saddled with the same thing next year.


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Are You a Bridge Building Leader?

Are You a Bridge Building Leader? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Building bridges is not an easy task for any leader. These three principles undergard all effective bridge-building processes.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 6, 12:30 PM
Changing silos into alliances does not occur suddenly. The civil rights movement lasted decades. And, it was not a smooth transformation from a compilation of well-coordinated initiatives. It was a collection of quick wins from many isolated efforts. Great bridge building leaders are patient. But, like the leaders of the civil rights movement, they seize small opportunities to move toward a clear and present goal that never escapes their sights. They know that bridge building can involve two steps forward and one step back. Yet, like Rosa Parks, it begins with the courage and commitment to take the first step.
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 1:16 PM
As a leader and teacher, a person wants to be the bridge and bridge the space between people, not silos.
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10 TED Talks to Encourage Personal Growth | Those Positive Thoughts

10 TED Talks to Encourage Personal Growth | Those Positive Thoughts | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Lifestyle blog, created to inspire personal development and happiness. Articles include advise and personal life experience to motivate and inspire others. Categories are, inspiration, happiness, thoughts and reading, all of which are designed to encourage a more positive outlook on life.

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Taking a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Approach to Leadership

Taking a Top-Down, Bottom-Up Approach to Leadership | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership works best as a partnership, with managers and direct reports working together toward achievement of company goals. It requires strong skills in goal setting, diagnosis, and matching for both manager and direct report.

But most organizations only focus on one half of that partnering equation, says Susan Fowler, a senior consulting partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies.


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Untangling your organization’s decision making | McKinsey 

Untangling your organization’s decision making | McKinsey  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The ultimate solution for many organizations looking to untangle their decision making is to become flatter and more agile, with decision authority and accountability going hand in hand. High-flying technology companies such as Google and Spotify are frequently the poster children for this approach, but it has also been adapted by more traditional ones such as ING (for more, see our recent McKinsey Quarterly interview “ING’s agile transformation”). As we’ve described elsewhere, agile organization models get decision making into the right hands, are faster in reacting to (or anticipating) shifts in the business environment, and often become magnets for top talent, who prefer working at companies with fewer layers of management and greater empowerment.

As we’ve worked with organizations seeking to become more agile, we’ve found that it’s possible to accelerate the improvement of decision making through the simple steps of categorizing the type of decision that’s being made and tailoring your approach accordingly. In our work, we’ve observed four types of decisions

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:30 AM

4 useful categories of decisions require different approaches.

Matrix Marketing Grp's curator insight, June 22, 9:40 AM

4 useful categories of decisions require different approaches.

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The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind

The Science of Learning: 5 Things to Literally Keep in Mind | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
While our technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly, allowing for the vast amount of existing cognitive-science research on how the brain takes in information. To create powerful learning experiences, it’s helpful to understand how the brain works. Translating research into meaningful, evidence-based practices, programs, and policies is crucial for learning and development professionals seeking to gain the most impact out of their endeavors.

The five methods by which the brain processes information below will put you on track to improve your own learning and development initiatives.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:24 AM

Understanding our brains is fast becoming a game changing skill for successful people. Useful starter article here!

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5 Keys To Authentic Leadership

5 Keys To Authentic Leadership | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
But author Jeff Davis discusses in his new book, The Power of Authentic Leadership: Activating the 13 Keys to Achieving Prosperity Through Authenticity, that authentic leadership prowess is a cornerstone trait needed for success not just at work, but in life as well. Through conversations with Senators, billionaires, New York Times bestselling authors, and extremely successful business owners, coupled with his own research and application, Davis believes that authentic leadership is the essential ingredient for prosperity.

Hardly theoretical, authentic leadership is something that can be used and applied on a day-to-day basis, and it is needed now more than ever. In a nutshell, it’s more about being true to your word and demonstrating by example than it is about getting people to follow you or telling others what to do.

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4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders

4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn about 4 steps any leader can take to help them become inquisitive in order to bring out the best from those they lead.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 21, 8:11 AM
How do we become more inquisitive in our leadership?
 
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3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders

3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 20, 7:47 AM
As a visionary leader, you need to be your organization’s oracle, driving its performance down a pioneering path into the future. To be a positive, transformational leader you need a clear vision if your organization is going to survive and thrive. But you and the vision are indistinguishable. Without a clear vision, you won’t last. And without a visionary leader, neither will the vision.
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"A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see".
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#Leadership How to Recognize a Leader |  by @JesseLynStoner

#Leadership How to Recognize a Leader |  by @JesseLynStoner | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
How do you recognize a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? Not necessarily. A police officer directing traffic is not a leader. Is it . . .

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, June 17, 6:22 AM
No siempre el lider es el que ostenta el "titulo" oficial... ¿Sabemos reconocer a lideres en las personas de nuestra organizacion?
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Why crisis management belongs in the executive suite

Why crisis management belongs in the executive suite | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

For any leader who wants to crisis proof their organisation, read the 8 mistakes to avoid.


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What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My First Job

What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My First Job | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

I can admit it now; I  was completely clueless about a lot of things in my first job out of college. From navigating complicated office hierarchies to knowing exactly what to wear in the workplace, and just exactly how I was supposed to figure things out myself when I had no idea what I was doing. It took me a while to understand the etiquette and unspoken rules of the workplace that now seem so obvious.

 

Of course, I learned with time and would probably not trade my then-naivety for anything else. It did, after all, force me to learn lessons that are so drilled in my head now as a working person. If it wasn’t for my cringeworthy expectation that I was always going to be given clear instructions and then realizing I was wrong, my brain wouldn’t be set to the “automatically anticipate needs” mode that it’s on today. If it wasn’t for me being completely unhappy (and useless) in my first job, I might not have been brave enough to take the plunge and pursue the career that I really wanted.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 14, 6:31 PM

Being resourceful is important, and job descriptions always change.

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7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction

7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Newport says that managing one's attention not only makes you more productive, but also is, in the words of science writer Winifred Gallagher, “the sine qua non of the good life and the key to improving virtually every aspect of your experience.”
Here are seven tips for learning to do deep work and cultivating time for it.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 16, 5:13 AM

Some interesting tips.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, June 20, 10:35 AM
What would this look like in education? 
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#Leadership 8 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Respond To Change

#Leadership 8 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Respond To Change | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Given the rapid pace of change and the level of uncertainty and disruption in today’s world, one of the most important skill sets for managers to have is the ability to help employees embrace and respond effectively to change. Here are a few actions that will help you do so:


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To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.

Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes visionary, servant leadership at the top creating the environment for intrinsically motivated employees to release discretionary effort.

These are selfless leaders who shine the spotlight on others instead of themselves. They have one thing in mind: How do I empower my tribe to reach their potential? You'll find that they are givers--in a personal, leadership, and organizational sense.


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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 13, 6:19 AM

As leaders we can sometimes think we are too busy to consider the organisational health of the company as we can be consumed with bottom line results. This article reminds us all that commonly held beliefs, strong values and positive work behaviours do drive engagement and ultimately stronger results. If you like this article then do read The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni who focuses solely on the benefits of building a cohesive leadership team who cited "The single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organisational health". Happy Reading and Happy Holidays. 

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The tyranny of competence: why it is bad for us to be ‘good enough’

The tyranny of competence: why it is bad for us to be ‘good enough’ | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Our modern working lives are ruled by the concept of competence. Competence based interviews are used to decide if we should get a job. If we do get the job, we are then trained to achieve competency in the workplace. And we might lose that job if we don’t maintain at least a competent performance.

The idea that lies behind competence is quite simple: that one can specify what people should do in behavioural terms, and then measure whether a person has succeeded or failed in meeting that task.

This approach to how work and education should be organised started in the slaughterhouses of Chicago at the end of the 19th century. It was then used in the car production lines of Ford at the beginning of the 20th. Nowadays the idea of competence can be found in every sector of the economy, from manufacturing to finance and retail.

We rarely pay a second thought to whether the idea of measuring and achieving competence is a good one or not. In fact, the whole edifice of competence is a controversial one that doesn’t provide a sound basis for thinking about how people learn and work. Because although machines can be competent, humans cannot.


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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 13, 6:57 AM

Thought provoking article on whether measuring and achieving competence is a good one or not. Do we as humans lose our uniqueness and creativity if we are pegged against competencies?