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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.
Via donhornsby, AlGonzalezinfo
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?
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Via Ariana Amorim, AlGonzalezinfo, Anne Egros
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.
Via Gust MEES, donhornsby, Jose Luis Anzizar, AlGonzalezinfo
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.
Via Daniel Watson, David Hain
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
Via Richard Andrews, AlGonzalezinfo
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.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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.
Via Daniel Watson
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.
Via Belinda MJ.B, donhornsby
"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.
Via Gwynne Wade, donhornsby, AlGonzalezinfo
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.
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.
Via Janet Louise Stephenson, David Hain
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,
Via Anne Egros
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:
Via donhornsby, Bobby Dillard, David Hain
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.
Via Daniel Watson, David Hain