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The Trust Maturity Model

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The Trust Maturity Model from www.giveleaderhip.com...

 

What is the level of trust in your team?

 

Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?


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AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
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@Metta Solutions, you are welcome, I really like your curated work as well. One suggestion would be to link your twitter account to scoop.it, this way you will be mentioned automatically on twitter when we rescoop your posts.
Geoff Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:43 PM

Nice descriptive framework, but it needs a 'how to get there' as well...

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Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Legacy | The Strenuous Life

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Legacy | The Strenuous Life | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The keystone of the “strenuous life” is the possibility—and necessity—of choice.

 

What is a leader’s greatest legacy?

 

With the passage of time, even the greatest accomplishments can be forgotten or overtaken by subsequent events. What one generation reveres, another overlooks—or takes for granted.

 

Theodore Roosevelt was an individual of extraordinary, historic accomplishment. The construction of the Panama Canal, which linked the Atlantic and pacific, ensured America’s strategic significance in the 20th century and beyond. The protection of millions of acres of lands from ill-conceived development arose directly from his actions. And much more….

 

And yet, Roosevelt’s legacy is something larger, yet, perhaps more intimate in its reach. As TR often said of others, we ultimately revere people not for what they’ve done, but for what they are.

This is surely true of TR. His living legacy is his notion of the “strenuous life.” It was the foundation on which his life–and leadership–was painstakingly built.


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You Make a Difference Every Day – Try Doing It On Purpose « The Butterfly Maiden Project

You Make a Difference Every Day – Try Doing It On Purpose « The Butterfly Maiden Project | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you ready to reveal the REAL you? (Why settle for a ripple when you can make a wave?

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To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Values must support your organization's purpose and desired future. Ask first, “What are our values?” Then ask, “Do our values enable us to fulfill our purpose and our potential?

 

See also http://seapointcenter.com/staying-power-vision/

and  http://seapointcenter.com/vision-part-2/ ;


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Getting fit to lead: Habits of successful leaders

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Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the businesses of the future? Plenty of companies are worried that the pool might not be big enough to pick from in the future, so check out this infographic by NowSourcing to see if you’ve got the right stuff to succeed.

 


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How to Change Your Business Culture

How to Change Your Business Culture | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Your business culture needs to be one that can attract, motivate and retain employees, build loyalty and commitment from customers to the success of your business, and support your endeavours to grow the business to greater heights.

 

If your business is not firing on all of these fronts, careful attention needs to be given to improving your businesss culture, and through  these improvements, increase your bottom line.

 

This excellent article, acknowledges that it is extremely difficult to change a business culture, and it suggests four ways you can go about improving rather than completely changing, your existing business culture.


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Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development?

Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

CCL’s 2011-2012 Annual Report ~ What’s Next for Leadership? by Dan McCarthy

 

Big idea #1: The merging fields of leadership and neuroscience.

 

Big idea #2: Make leadership development more accessible and affordable.

 

Big idea #3: The power of networks.

 

Big idea #4: Nonprofit leadership development.

 

Big idea #5: Measure the impact of coaching

 

 


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Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Our brains do an amazing and wonderful job, but they don’t usually like change very much.

 

How can we rewrite our own programs to set the meaning and get the results we want? Further, as leaders, how can we assist others to get the results and experiences they would like? How can we use this knowledge to increase our own and our team’s performance, innovation, and engagement?

 

Blog post by Christine Comaford on Forbes. 


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Awesome article! Thanks for sharing!
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Your body language shapes who you are

Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful.

 

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident - can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

 

You might also be interested in a video with Amy on TIME: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2091589_2092033_2109441,00.html

 

Curated by Kenneth Mikkelsen on www.scoop.it/t/LeadershipABC

 


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How to Motivate Your Team

How to Motivate Your Team | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

A highly motivated team of employees, will do wonders for the peace of mind of any business owner, and they will usually deliver an improved bottom line result for any business.

 

Unfortunately, the management actions of many business owners and managers, act more as demotivators causing a fall off in the overall performance of the employees concerned.

 

This excellent article, suggests that there are common ways to ensure that employees become challenged, inspired and motivated, and it provides 10 of these for business owners and managers to consider implementing.


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3 Things Every Great Leader Gets Wrong

3 Things Every Great Leader Gets Wrong | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Think you're a great leader? Make sure you aren't guilty of one of these three reality-distorting traits.

 

Every great leader possesses a degree of what Walter Isaacson (in his biography of Steve Jobs) describes as "an ability to distort reality."

 

What Isaacson meant is that Jobs forced his will on Apple, often pushing people to create things they never thought possible--a powerful asset in any leader.

 

But that reality distortion effect works both ways. It also means that every leader, to a greater or lesser degree, distorts the reality around themselves, leading to tensions, inconsistency, and bad decisions.

 

There are two reasons why leaders who live in a bubble become so dangerous to themselves and those they lead.


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Four Characteristics of Inspirational Leaders

Four Characteristics of Inspirational Leaders | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Inspirational leaders set the pace. Inspirational leaders believe in the future.


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Leaders Care II Leadership Video: Inspirational Servant Leadership

To purchase other leadership videos like this go to http://www.openthemeeting.com Leaders Care II is a true story based on the servant leadership of Sergeant...
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5 Things That Really Smart People Do

5 Things That Really Smart People Do | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

 

"Don't get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts."

 

Most people don't really think much about how they learn. Generally you assume learning comes naturally. You listen to someone speak either in conversation or in a lecture and you simply absorb what they are saying, right? Not really. In fact, I find as I get older that real learning takes more work. The more I fill my brain with facts, figures, and experience, the less room I have for new ideas and new thoughts. Plus, now I have all sorts of opinions that may refute the ideas being pushed at me. Like many people I consider myself a lifelong learner, but more and more I have to work hard to stay open minded.

 

But the need for learning never ends, so your desire to do so should always outweigh your desire to be right. The world is changing and new ideas pop up everyday; incorporating them into your life will keep you engaged and relevant. The following are the methods I use to stay open and impressionable. They'll work for you too. No matter how old you get.


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Stop Feeding Into Guilt, A Useless Emotion « The Butterfly Maiden Project

Stop Feeding Into Guilt, A Useless Emotion « The Butterfly Maiden Project | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

I remember with crystal clear clarity (not to mention joy and gratitude) the year I quit guilt. I gave it up cold turkey. And my life changed drastically. Years of beating myself up for my shortcomings, mistakes, and failures were erased in the moment I fully understood just how useless guilt is.


What IS Guilt?
Guilt is an emotion that occurs when a person believes that they have violated a moral standard.”

 

To understand where your guilt comes from, you must first revisit your personal values and core beliefs. You may be holding on to outdated programs that no longer serve you as an adult. You may be giving your power away to a belief system that no longer applies to your life. You need to identify who and what defined the moral standards you believe apply to you, as well as what constitutes a violation.


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Servant leadership principles

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Robert Greenleaf defined Servant Leadership with ten principles that generally come naturally to a Servant Leader (1970).
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FAKE IT UNTIL YOU BECOME IT: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

FAKE IT UNTIL YOU BECOME IT: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Amy Cuddy on TED Talks Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. 

 

Our bodies change our minds,
Our minds change our behaviors
Our behaviors change our outcomes


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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Collaboration is not an option. Driven by the economic crisis and supported by the opportunities of Web 2.0, collaborative leaders know the future is in networked communities.

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Great considerations for collaboration and networking. How do you reach that untapped potential?

 

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True Leaders Need Connection, Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude And Authenticity

True Leaders Need Connection, Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude And Authenticity | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Why should true leaders display Vulnerability, Courage, Gratitude and Authenticity?

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What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs

What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders have a secret. It’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is? It’s probably not what you think.
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What Makes a 21st Century Leader?

What Makes a 21st Century Leader? | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

21st century leadership competencies are different, but at its core leadership has not changed. It's just very hard as research from Bersin & Associates shows. 


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Stop Burning Out Your Employees

Stop Burning Out Your Employees | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the live-fast, die-young model of overworking employees doesn't pay off--even in the short term. Try these alternative ways to motivate your staff.

 

There's a certain glamour to burning the candle at both ends, living fast, working ridiculously hard, playing hard, and, perhaps, burning out young.

 

And it doesn't just apply to rock stars. It affects plenty of business owners too.

 

Sure, you know pushing your employees to work 60-plus hour weeks or to continually create without recharging their brains isn't sustainable, but perhaps you're calculating that the short-term gains from this big push will make up for the reduced productivity or staff-turnover costs down the line.

 

But if that's what you're thinking, according to new, in-depth research your math is wrong. The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study looked at 32,000 employees across 30 countries to see how engagement affects productivity (and profits) over the long haul. The HBR Blog Network summarizes the findings:

 

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The Importance of Being Memorable

The Importance of Being Memorable | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Business owners, are usually the face of their businesses when it comes to networking and promotional activities, and as such they need to ensure that people they interact with remember both them and their business long after the initial encounter.

 

Improving one's understanding the importance of being memorable, and taking action to improve one's memorability, are actions that every business owner can take to assist their business to be more successful.

 

This excellent article, suggests that if people don't remember you after events, they are unlikely to want to do business with you, and it then provides five tips to make yourself more memorable in future face-to-face meetings.

 

 


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Business owners, are usually the face of their businesses when it comes to networking and promotional activities, and as such they need to ensure that people they interact with remember both them and their business long after the initial encounter.

Improving one's understanding the importance of being memorable, and taking action to improve one's memorability, are actions that every business owner can take to assist their business to be more successful.

This excellent article, suggests that if people don't remember you after events, they are unlikely to want to do business with you, and it then provides five tips to make yourself more memorable in future face-to-face meetings.

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The Transformation of Leadership and Management

Traditional management has failed. In this TEDx talk Steve Denning explains in more detail why the transition to Management 2.0 is not merely desirable: it is inevitable.


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Transformational Leaders Coach for Better Employee Performance | Executive Velocity Leadership Blog

Transformational Leaders Coach for Better Employee Performance | Executive Velocity Leadership Blog | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders can coach employees for better performance. Business leaders can have many titles.
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