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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

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Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

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The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store

The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“ The surprising story of how Amazon.com became one of the most successful companies in the world”
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Kick-start your creative brain with these 10 free lateral thinking puzzle sites

Kick-start your creative brain with these 10 free lateral thinking puzzle sites | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Lateral thinking is #1 skill in a creative’s toolkit, which means puzzles can used as a brain boosting warm-up, an office team-building exercise or even a feelgood ego boost (mmmm dopamine) when you’re...”
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Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles.

 

Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to maneuver more effectively than organizations where all insight and direction comes from the top. In short, the autocratic Commander, whether brilliant or misguided, just won’t cut it anymore.

 

 


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june holley's curator insight, February 20, 2015 7:10 AM

Even though this is directed at businesses, it shows how we are moving to a network age where people want to be part of engaged networks. How do we shift our ideas about leadership to support this larger shift?. 

Shannon Banks's curator insight, February 22, 2015 5:29 PM

Top-down leadership is no longer viable in the digital age. This article gives great context for technological reasons behind this shift.

Abel Linares's curator insight, May 24, 4:13 PM
Digital business transformation: disruption, optimization, integration and humanization
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27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

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27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

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Should You Use Net Promoter Score as a Metric?

Should You Use Net Promoter Score as a Metric? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Although the simplicity of net promoter score is appealing, the metric has limited support from academics.

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What does neuroscience say about how and why people learn?

What does neuroscience say about how and why people learn? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

In this series, originally posted on our sister site TrainingZone, we look at a number of myths which have grown up around good learning strategy and design and take the findings from neuroscience to confirm or bust them. This series is drawn from the book Brain-savvy Business: 8 principles from neuroscience and how to apply them. Jan is giving away 20 books, one to each reader who contributes a short example of how they will use the ideas in the series or of how they have applied neuroscience to learning.


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The Nine Box Grid: What’s the impact on employee engagement?

The Nine Box Grid: What’s the impact on employee engagement? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Whilst the Nine Box Grid has become a popular way of trying to identifying an organisation’s future talent, the impact of this on employee engagement is a relatively underexplored question.

When managers are asked to rate their staff on the Nine Box Grid, the majority tend to place their staff in the top right of the grid; the 'future talent' boxes. Managers, it would appear, are aware of the potentially demotivating impact of being placed outside these boxes.

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Leadership “Harem” Style

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Harem management was a type of leadership that fostered a strong undercurrent of political influence. It is synonymous with the politicisation of some organisations, where various shadow individuals or groups compete fiercely for power. Harems were often directed behind the scenes by a sultan’s female relatives, particularly the all-powerful mother, known as the Valide Sultan. And then there were the eunuchs. They could be lowly servants, or rise to become third in command after the Sultan and the Grand Vizier; and often had the trust, and the ear, of the sultan.

Reflecting on his own predicament, Edward could see how his CEO obtained some benefits from this harem-oriented way of running Serail Corporation. Why should he get rid of a person if he or she had still some use? Why annoy them by taking them off the executive committee?

While the CEO paid lip service to the advantages of teamwork, he clearly preferred working with members bilaterally. They all liked to have a direct reporting relationship with their boss. By keeping the roles of the people reporting to him ambiguous, he was assured that the information he needed would flow up. In addition, by keeping his “harem” he had reserves at hand in case one of the harem members became fed up with the situation. In the meantime, everyone in the company would be at his beck and call, vying for his attention.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 13, 5:10 AM

Useful piece form Kets De Vries on the dysfunctionality of harem leadership and how to spot it.

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The Importance of Meaning in the Workplace

The Importance of Meaning in the Workplace | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The ADP Research Institute recently completed its 2016 Evolution of Work study, which analyzed key factors transforming the global workplace. They identified five basic human needs that today’s workers are looking for: freedom, knowledge, stability, self-management and meaning.

Most businesses understand the importance of providing stability and learning and development opportunities. But that doesn’t always factor in the need for meaning, freedom and self-management. As leaders of a global workforce, it’s essential that we provide these values in order to build a team of great employees who are enthusiastic about their work and workplace.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 10, 9:20 AM

Socualising meaning - arguably the key role of leaders in the VUCA world?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 11, 11:01 AM

Some excellent points being made in this article.

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How Prioritizing Spirituality Made Me Better At My Corporate Job

How Prioritizing Spirituality Made Me Better At My Corporate Job | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Being a spiritual woman in a corporate world—and practicing meditation on a daily basis—has taught me certain things about how to survive and thrive in today's modern workplace. Here's what I've learned over the years, and my advice on how to use mindfulness to your personal and professional advantage.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 10:03 AM
Who we are away from work informs who we are at work. Mindfulness is part of who we are as a person.
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Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Most time-strapped executives know they should plan ahead and prioritize, focus on the important as much as the urgent, invest in their health (including getting enough sleep), make time for family and relationships, and limit (even if they don’t entirely avoid) mindless escapism. But doing this is easier said than done, as we all know—and as I, too, have learned during years of trying unsuccessfully to boost my effectiveness.

In my case, I stumbled upon an ancient meditation technique that, to my surprise, improved my mind’s ability to better resist the typical temptations that get in the way of developing productive and healthy habits. Much in the same way that intense, focused physical activity serves to energize and revitalize the body during the rest of the day, meditation is for me—and for the many other people who use it—like a mental aerobic exercise that declutters and detoxifies the mind to enhance its metabolic activity.


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Ines Bieler's curator insight, April 5, 8:42 AM

Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2:28 AM
Manish has writtern a wonderful article that suggests how one can be a better leader. While the adage, observe more react less is true, the means of doing this would require not reacting immediately, or even postponing decision making for another day. Meditating, relaxing by taking a break, and I guess 'sleepiong over the problem could be a great help.  It has been noticed that knee-jerk reactions to e-mails and other correspondences might cause more harm than good!
rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2:35 AM
Manish states very clearrly that it is not a good idea to react immediately to e-mails and make immediate decisions. Sometimes it is better to 'sleep over' over the problem! Taking a vacations before making a decision might help too!
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Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership

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Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don't trust their employer. What gives?

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 7, 10:37 AM
(From the article): One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman "Trust Barometer", a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.

 Among the other notable findings, trust decreases down an organization’s hierarchy: 64% of executives, 51% of managers, and 48% of rank and file staff say they trust their organizations, and employees say they trust peers more than CEOs when it comes to company information. Right now, many workers have their choice of jobs that boast high earnings and a range of career opportunities. To stay competitive in the war for talent, most employers are offering a full complement of benefits and perks as well as beefing up their efforts to engage workers through inclusion initiatives. Indeed, many employees among the Top 100 Great Places To Work reported being satisfied with their jobs, but also having a high level of trust for their companies.

 That’s obviously not the case everywhere, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. The survey revealed gaps between factors that employees rate as important for building trust and how their leaders rated based on those attributes.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 11:21 PM
When we conflate management and leadership, treating them as the same thing, we make the mistake of missing what leading is. It cannot be defined, but, when we see it, we recognize it.
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Slaying the Procrastination Demon in Your Organization 

Slaying the Procrastination Demon in Your Organization  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
What Really Lies Behind the Procrastination?

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 12, 9:46 AM
(From the article): So, how do you slay the procrastination demon in your organization? As a leader, you must help people overcome any fear that may be preventing them from taking action. Teach them to block tasks together, scheduling small chunks of time where they allow for brief periods of distraction before getting back on task without interruption. Clearly communicate direction to your employees, work together to develop a plan that is broken down into milestones, and then hold people accountable for sticking to the plan. Don’t allow important tasks to get buried underneath layers of busy work. Help employees to recognize when procrastination has become a habit. Set clear objectives and timelines to keep employees on task and on target. Educate employees and managers about the symptoms, causes, and consequences of persistent procrastination. Has it become a habit? Get started today and slay the demon.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 10:58 AM
There is a need to be attentive and present to the task at hand. In a world filled with distractions, it is easy to become sidetracked.
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Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“ The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms.”
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Abel Linares's curator insight, February 23, 2015 9:20 AM
Gran Alarma! España esta perdiendo su "momento" de transformación digital y si hay algo seguro en esta revolución digital, es la velocidad de los cambios. Nos movemos todos a un Planeta Tierra Digital, pero a diferentes velocidades.
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Three Limits to Growth

Three Limits to Growth | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

"From the graph it is evident that increasing production and consumption is rightly called economic growth only up to the economic limit. Beyond that point it becomes uneconomic growth because it increases costs by more than benefits, making us poorer, not richer. Unfortunately it seems that we perversely continue to call it economic growth!"


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, September 4, 2014 3:03 PM

New Herman Daly article explains the reality of our current economies.

think2share's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:16 AM
 


The metabolism of our economy isnow on a collision course with the metabolism of our planet
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Edgar Schein: Humble Leadership

Author and organizational culture expert Ed Schein in a conversation with Google VP of People Development Karen May.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 23, 10:36 AM
Humble leadership fits with mindful and servant leadership. Humble leading is knowing when to step aside.
Michael Sankey's curator insight, May 23, 6:59 PM
You can't argue with a lifetime of experience - keeping it humble is such much what it's all about. Mindfulness + culture (the cumulative experience of your learning) = situational awareness
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Elevate Your Brand of Leadership & Get Promotion Ready

Portion of a Keynote on the "Build & Harness Your Personal Brand for Success, Leadership & Promotion."
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Designing service

Designing service | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

 

 

Customer experience, customer service, design thinking, service design, service management

 

Mail me: fjg.zimny@serve4impact.com

  

Follow me on twitter: @serve4impact

 

Connect with me on linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/in/fredzimny

  

Even more good stuff at http://serve4impact.com 

 

 

 

 




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super article
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The Workplace as an Experience: Three New HR Roles Emerge

The Workplace as an Experience: Three New HR Roles Emerge | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
What will “the new normal” look like for how companies source, develop, and engage employees? It has been seven years since McKinsey coined the phrase “the new normal,” referring to the fundamental changes in the business landscape following the recession of 2008. Melis / Shutterstock.com The New Focus on The Employee Experience Human [...]

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Leadership: Assessing Organizational Health

Leadership: Assessing Organizational Health | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership in a business context is challenging because its effectiveness depends not just on a leader’s key traits but also on organizational decision making, competitive forces and constantly changing external situation. On the other hand, people want to work in healthier organization cultures

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Saramesss's curator insight, May 19, 2:40 PM
Salud organizacional
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Set Boundaries to Support, Not Defend, Your Standards

Set Boundaries to Support, Not Defend, Your Standards | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

I have recently resumed coaching an exceptional leader after a six-month break. In our first post-break coaching call, she updated me on some significant changes she has made at work. In a nutshell, she has achieved clarity on standards for herself and her team. To uphold these standards she has eliminated unproductive meetings and is no longer accessible to her team members around the clock.


However, in our conversation she didn’t lead with her standards. Instead, she questioned her boundaries. She was uncomfortable because she had always heard that boundaries are needed to keep other people away—and that weak people had weak boundaries and pushy people had pushy boundaries.


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Radical Wisdom for a Company, a School, a Life

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). 


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Hector Cortez's curator insight, March 23, 12:19 AM

Required viewing to make you think, even if you don't go a quarter as far as Semler has!

David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 6:35 AM

All leaders should review Semlers work, even if they disagree with it!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 10:23 AM
His book Maverick is a great read. He proposes sitting together, talking with each other, and listening to each other. The corporate rules are 21 captioned cartoons.
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What the Greatest Coach Can Teach Us

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As a former high school English teacher, John Wooden always thought of himself as a teacher rather than a coach, and the basketball court was his classroom. He championed teaching, believing that it contributes more to society than any other profession. His teams dominated college basketball throughout the 1960s and 70s, accomplishing an incredible run of 10…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 6:11 PM
John Wooden's book They Call Coach is a worthwhile read for teachers, parents, and coaches. What could supposed leaders learn from this great coach and person?
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Leadership and Trust | Leadership Learning Community

Leadership and Trust | Leadership Learning Community | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Trust comes up a lot these days in conversations about leadership, and especially in conversations about networks.  Recently I heard it mentioned numerous times in a recent SSIR webinar, The Network Leader Roadmap, definitely worth a listen.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 9:51 AM
When we have organizations that are focused on management and conflate leadership with management, control becomes a necessity. Listening to people and supporting them are important in organizations.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 10:00 AM
Joseph Stiglitz links a decline in trust to staggering inequality (from the post). For example, although they are teachers, school managers and executive elevate themselves beyond classroom teachers and distance themselves for those experiences.
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New Study Links Meditation To Wisdom

New Study Links Meditation To Wisdom | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A new study has found an association between meditation and wisdom.

Researchers with the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology have found that meditation, and physical practices such as ballet, might lead to increased wisdom. The study, “The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom,” was published in PLOS ONE.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 16, 6:23 AM

Is the mystery of wisdom about to be revealed? And isit  that surprising that it should be associated with holistic and reflective practices?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 1:04 PM

Is the mystery of wisdom about to be revealed? And isit  that surprising that it should be associated with holistic and reflective practices? What people involved in spirituality have known for centuries is becoming mainstream.

Ricard Lloria's curator insight, March 17, 2:44 AM

Is the mystery of wisdom about to be revealed? And isit  that surprising that it should be associated with holistic and reflective practices?