21st Century Lead...
Follow
Find
13.7K views | +1 today
21st Century Leadership
Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Making #love and making personal #branding #leadership
Scoop.it!

Are you a thought leader?

Are you a thought leader? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Ask.com says that a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.

Via Barry Deutsch, David Hain, Ricard Lloria
more...
Barry Deutsch's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:11 AM

A very interesting article on thought leadership. Could you check off any of these as describing yourself?


Do you aspire to be a thought leader?


Do you want to be seen within your niche as the "go-to" person, the "expert", the source of trusted information?


Would you like your clients and prospects to use YOU as their benchmark for thought leadership within your niche or industry?


What are you doing right now to establish yourself as THE thought-leader who drives conversations around leading issues in your niche? Do you abdicate this role to your peers or do you aggressively seek it for yourself?


If you do want to become a thought leader, what is your specific written plan for achieving it?



Barry Deutsch

Social Media Coach to Vistage and TEC Speakers and Trusted Advisors

 

Are you reading our Blog on How to Attract and Engage with Potential Clients Through Social Media Blog?

http://www.barrydeutsch.net/vistage-speakers-trusted-advisors

 

If you're a Vistage/TEC Speaker - Consultant - Coach - Trusted Advisor, join our LInkedIn Discussion Group to learn how to find, attract, and engage more clients

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Vistage-TEC-Speaker-TA-Group-1875142/about

 

Not a Vistage or TEC Speaker or Trusted Advisor, then be sure to visit our public blog on how to drive sales through social media, AND/OR our open discussion group on LinkedIn, Sales Through Social Media

 

http://www.barrydeutsch.net/sales-through-social-media

 

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Sales-Through-Social-Media-3854199/about

 



David Hain's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:00 AM

Much food for thouht leadership!

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:52 AM

I hope you are. The abundance of information available needs some order and organization. We need to know better what we know and don't know. 

Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Generation Y: Counterculture, Cynicism & Progress - Highbrow Magazine

Generation Y: Counterculture, Cynicism & Progress - Highbrow Magazine | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Highbrow Magazine
Generation Y: Counterculture, Cynicism & Progress
Highbrow Magazine
Twenty-plus years later, Coupland's novel stands as a remarkable example of the standard view of the generation whose now antiquated name it coined.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Organisation Development
Scoop.it!

A Close Look at What CEOs Really Think About Employee Engagement

A Close Look at What CEOs Really Think About Employee Engagement | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what your CEO really thinks about employee engagement? Many of us have, and new research from the UK's Ashridge Business School provides some answers. The study found …

Via Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach, David Hain
more...
Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, August 15, 2013 10:52 AM

This is a great article! The biggest gap is between 'knowing' and 'doing'.  I know it can be scary for a leader to put themselves in a vulnerable position by exposing themselves in ways they've never done before, BUT that's the only way they will gain the benefits such as employee engagement.  Another point to make is the people that don't resonant with the new behaviors will find their way out of the organization -- and that's a good thing.  

 

Knowing what to do and how to do it are 2 different things. This is an ideal time for a leader to work with a coach to get support, accountability and strategize potential conflicts as they implement new behaviors and ways of being.

John Michel's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:53 AM

The study found CEOs had a pretty good idea of what employee engagement is and what it could do for their organizations. They view engagement as a strategic narrative (and ongoing dialogue) within their organizations that creates emotional connections and purpose for employees. Their view of the end result is a culture where people choose to give the very best of themselves at work.

Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Situational Leadership in the Recruiting Process - WorkPuzzle

Situational Leadership in the Recruiting Process - WorkPuzzle | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Occasionally, a book is written that sums up something so obvious it clarifies much of what we know and already do well. At the same time, it inspires us to strive to perfect those very same things. Ken Blanchard's classic...
Roy Sheneman, PhD's insight:

Situational leadership is simply the most powerful tool to equip your leaders with...used properly it opens doors to communication with your followers that you likely have never known existed. As a practioner of SLII, I can vouch for the incredible power and utlity this model promotes.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:11 PM

Situational leadership is something that happens all the time.

Miklos Szilagyi's comment, August 17, 2013 4:32 AM
Hmmm... I like very much the SL but I'm just thinking about the denomination of the 2. stage: "Coaching"... actually it's rather guiding, mentoring, supporting what would be more appropriate a name for this and Coaching would be better (IMHO...) to name the 3rd stage (instead of "Supporting")... Coaching is not "directing"...
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:27 AM

I adore the SL from Mr. Blanchard... it's a good application...

 

Let me just put here a side note (I have made a comment in the morning to the original scoop of Mr. Hain, it's the copy of that...). I just like to add that when I first met this small system, I did not know anything about coaching, I was a "normal" manager, a CFO... at that time this tiny thing I mention here has not made any tick in me but now that I work as a coach, I am more sensible to the use of this word... So, my morning comment: 

 

"Hmmm... I like very much the SL but I'm just thinking about the denomination of the 2. stage: "Coaching"... actually it's rather guiding, mentoring, supporting what would be more appropriate a name for this and Coaching would be better (IMHO...) to name the 3rd stage (instead of "Supporting")... Coaching is not "directing"..."

Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People - Forbes

Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Truly Human Leadership: Why You Should Value Your People Forbes In the book, Mackey outlines four principles by which some of America's most successful and highly regarded companies operate: higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious...
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:40 PM

You should appreciate the people that work in your organizations. They are not commoditites.

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement
Scoop.it!

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Doctors, lawyers, merchants (and a few ne'er do well heirs) -- meet the self-made men behind the Declaration of Independence.

Via Scott Span, MSOD
more...
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:44 AM

We all know about Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, true entrepreneurs before the word was even in use. 

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement
Scoop.it!

How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome

How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
It's about educating the bosses -- and about persistence.

Via Scott Span, MSOD
more...
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Leadership is About Questions | Leadership, Inn...

Leadership is About Questions | Leadership, Inn... | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders who inspire appreciate and ask questions, and listen. They tend to ask “Why?” very often, along with “How could we do that?” about new ideas.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from LeadershipABC
Scoop.it!

What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders

What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Generation Y are now starting to infiltrate management ranks. They need advice about how to adapt to their new roles and, perhaps, rewrite the rules of management to fit their ways.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
more...
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:37 AM

Feedback and coaching at all levels is needed...

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, August 14, 2013 1:03 PM
Absolutely Scott. I remember when I used to think my gen was the best thing since sliced bread, now I have to remind myself my gen does not know it all :)
Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:48 PM

While there are many qualities that distinguish millennials from other generations, "One of the key things to remember, he [the author] said, is that millennials are highly collaborative."  However, collaborative doesn't mean they are skilled at communicating, at least outside of today's common social media forums.  Generation Y also appreciates transparency.  Good points to consider in today's blended workforce.

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Fuel Your Goals
Scoop.it!

The One Thing Successful People Never Do

The One Thing Successful People Never Do | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports or a hobby. Whatever success you are after there is

Via Willis Smith
Roy Sheneman, PhD's insight:

"Never, never, never, give up!"-Winston Churchill (Paraphrase)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Ten quotes from the biopic about Steve Jobs that will help you in your career. (RT @ForbesTech: 10 leadership lessons from the new Steve Jobs movie http://t.co/l2VBB01LNL Not a bad role model !
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Cultural Trendz
Scoop.it!

The benefits of appreciative inquiry | Leadership

The benefits of appreciative inquiry | Leadership | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

So what is Appreciative Inquiry anyway?

Have you ever heard the following phrase?

‘People join organizations, but leave managers.’

Would you say you are the type of manager people leave or the type of leader that people stay for and want to work with?

Are you trying to solve the problem with your staff or are you including them in creating a better reality?

Do your employees trust you? How do you know?


Happiness and Trust

In a recent podcast with David Hain, Director of Transformation Partners, based in Cardiff, Wales, we discussed some scary statistics about the declining level of trust in organizations around the world as well as the benefits of happiness and trust in the work place. We then explored how the Appreciative Inquiry model can be used as a way to not only develop trust, but to inspire others.

Let’s start with the benefits of happiness at work.

According to the Happiness at Work Global Index, empirical research involving 9,000 people from around the world reveals some astonishing findings. The data shows that employees who report being happiest at work:

    Stay twice as long in their jobs as their least happy colleagues
    Spend double their time at work focused on what they are paid to do
    Take ten times less sick leave
    Believe they are achieving their potential twice as much

Research has identified five components that inform and build happiness at work. These components are known as the 5 Cs, and they are:

    Contribution is the effort an individual or team makes
    Conviction is short-term motivation
    Culture is a feeling of fitting in at work
    Commitment is long-term engagement
    Confidence is the belief in ones abilities

When the 5 Cs are established for employees in an organizational culture, they form an ecosystem which works together to drive performance. When one starts to fall, the others will become unstable in turn.

As you may have guessed, trust is critical in order for staff members to feel they can contribute with conviction in a culture that values long-term commitment and believes in their capabilities.

Unfortunately, on the workplace front, trust and employee engagement continues to decline. A 2011 Maritz Research Poll offers a sobering glimpse at trust-diminishing issues facing organizations in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Their research found that:

    25% of participants said they had less trust in management than a year ago
    14% believed leaders in their company were ethical and honest. This means that 86% believe that their leaders are NOT ethical and honest!
    12% reported an employer who genuinely cared about employees
    7% thought senior management’s words and actions were consistent

Why is Trust Continuing to Decline?

The Maritz study summarized it this way: “Poor communication, lack of perceived caring, inconsistent behavior, and perceptions of favoritism were cited by respondents as the largest contributors to their lack of trust in senior leaders.”

During the podcast, David explained that trust is a crucial precursor to positive employee happiness and engagement. Organizations that understand the importance of employee engagement have been shown to enjoy the following benefits:

    16% greater profit margin
    19% greater operating income
    18% greater productivity
    2.6 times Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth ■ 12% greater customer loyalty
    50% fewer sick days
    87% less likely to leave the organization

What does this have to do with Appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry is a model that can help organizations come together in a spirit of trust AND happiness! It seeks to create a better reality by everyone working together and realizing their full potential. When employees are treated as contributors to a better future, it is easier to establish a culture of trust and happiness at work. Let’s think about this from the opposite perspective.

How engaged do you think employees are going to be if management treats them as problems to be solved?

Appreciative Inquiry is the opposite of what we often find in organizations, the classic problem solving approach that seeks to:

    Identify problems
    Conduct cause analysis
    Brainstorm solutions and analyze
    Develop action plans/interventions

The message of the classic problem-solving approach is that employees are problems to be solved. This is also called deficit thinking.
What is appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry focuses on possibilities!

    Appreciate “What Is”
    Imagine “What Might Be”
    Determine “What Should Be”
    Create “What Will Be”

The message of Appreciative Inquiry is that employees and organizations are systems of potential to be realized. People move towards that which they can envision! Just the act of talking about possibilities increases the chance of bringing them about and starts the process of building trust.
Why Appreciative Inquiry Works

Doesn’t focus on changing people. The belief is that the message isn’t about what they’ve done wrong or have to stop doing. Perfect for hard times, where people are already facing confidence/belief issues

Invites people to engage in building the kinds of organizations and communities that they want to live in. Too many organizations ‘do things to people’ and, as a result, exclude them from having the power to make things better

Helps everyone see the need for change, explore new possibilities, and contribute to solutions. Builds trust through dialogue – people are surprised to realize how similar what they want, and value really is. Exploring (walking in each others’ moccasins) – is in itself a trust building activity which breaks down artificial silos, barriers and stereotypes

Translates a shared vision, with purpose and principles, into reality, belief, and practice. The focus is on making things happen better in the future rather than addressing ills of the past. Therefore less threatening, more community building.

If you are interested in applying the Appreciative Inquiry Model, here are a few ways to approach conversations when change is needed:

What do you most value about… yourself, work, the organization?

What are the signature strengths of… the person, team, organization?

If you had three wishes for this organization… what would they be?
- See more at: http://www.aboutleaders.com/what-is-appreciative-inquiry/#sthash.KIEiQNQg.dpuf


Via AlGonzalezinfo, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Ivon Prefontaine, Vilma Bonilla
more...
Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:28 PM

Muy interesante.

Kevin Watson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 AM

Great article!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments Anjela, Vilma, and kjcoach! I think AI has many benefits to bring to all of us.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Organisation Development
Scoop.it!

Now & Next: Future of Engagement

The report highlights the ten most important frontiers that will define the future of engagement for marketers, entrepreneurs and changemakers: Crowdfunding, Behavior Change Games, Collaborative Social Innovation, Grassroots Change Movements,...

Via Celine Schillinger, Global Education Project, Victoria, Jim Lerman, steve batchelder, David Hain
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You - Forbes

Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You - Forbes | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You
Forbes
I was inspired by author Dave Kerpen's recent article that shared his top 25 leadership quotes. As he aptly noted, great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - PsychCentral.com

The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From - PsychCentral.com | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com The Motivated Mind: Where Our Passion & Creativity Comes From PsychCentral.com The most successful people in life recognize that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Leadership

Leadership is learnt. Through desire and effort anyone can develop the qualities to become an effective leader.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement
Scoop.it!

Are You Giving Employees the Right Kind of Praise?

Are You Giving Employees the Right Kind of Praise? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
When your workers perform well, it's natural to want to praise them. But how you convey praise could impact decision-making, researchers say.

Via Scott Span, MSOD
more...
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:30 AM

How do you praise employees?

Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement
Scoop.it!

Straight Talk about Change

Straight Talk about Change | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Ed Whitacre, author of American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA, introduces an uncommonly clear passage on managing change from Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work, by Gregory P.

Via David Ednie, Scott Span, MSOD
more...
Igor Hostnik's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:17 AM

Live & Kickin'

Miklos Szilagyi's comment, August 14, 2013 10:15 AM
Seriously, where is in this post one thing what is soooo new...? Of course, people and their behavior, engagement, alignment (this is missing above!!) are the keys... if the change is that they communicate better, then, it's not change, it's improvement of the present process... change is when you have a merger, when your company buys another one, a key new product is coming, you revise the whole process flow... these are changes not that ou are giving over the sales lead or not... Jesus...
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:40 AM

It's a process...

Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Transformational Leadership - What is it?

Transformational Leadership - What is it? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A question I've been asked many times as an accredited leading practitioners for the MLQ International. This short video does a lot to answer the question. (Video: Transformational Leadership - What is it?
Roy Sheneman, PhD's insight:

Excellent tool to teach the basics fo transformational leadership...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD
Scoop.it!

Women of Influence

Women of Influence | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maya Angelou, Melinda Gates, Indra Nooyi and Maria Shriver have empowered and inspired us. They have
led causes and corporations and created opportunities for many.
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:49 AM

What is interesting is Maya Angelou is a poet. I did not know if this should go into the spirtuality and leadership or here. Spirituality, poetry, and creativity are so entwined.