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The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Ever find that it's noon and you haven't accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.
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Get a head start on the day - my favourite is number 4...
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Volunteering for career success

Volunteering for career success | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it

Boost your career with these simple steps.

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From network building to reputation enhancing and building critical skills volunteering is an amazing way to help other and progress your career at the same time.
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Prep For A Promotion: 5 Ways To Step Up While Your Boss Is On Vacation This Summer

Prep For A Promotion: 5 Ways To Step Up While Your Boss Is On Vacation This Summer | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Take advantage of your manager going on vacation, and follow these steps to demonstrate your leadership and position yourself for a promotion.
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Some great tips in here although I'd say ideally we're all be doing these all year round! Especially knowing what expectations and priorities there are; that way you can focus your effort on areas that have the most impact.
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Innovation in Insurance – whose job is it anyway?

Innovation in Insurance – whose job is it anyway? | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it

If you're in the market, this affects you...

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Everyone is talking about innovation in the (re)insurance market, question is - who is actually going to do it?
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3 Ways You're Blowing Your Professional Reputation

3 Ways You're Blowing Your Professional Reputation | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Mark Newman, CEO of HireVue, shares three ways you're blowing your professional reputation.
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Being a friend instead of a leader, not being accountable and being to "you" - are you making these mistakes at work?
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Why Some Employees Simply Won't Grow

Why Some Employees Simply Won't Grow | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Notable theories about why some of us refuse to pursue opportunities that will make us better, more skilled and more successful.
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However good your leadership some employees just won't grow - some insights into why, and how you can change it.
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Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company

Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.
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Four kinds of behavior account for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness - and they might surprise you! 
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Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature | McKinsey & Company

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature | McKinsey & Company | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders.
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Great reading list for leaders including Robert Cialdini’s Influence one of my all time favourite (ad most educational) books.
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Women see £54,000 salary as sign of successful career, survey finds

Women see £54,000 salary as sign of successful career, survey finds | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Poll also reveals almost half of women want career success by age of 40,
compared to just two in five men
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Women want success sooner but have lower salary expectations than men and three-quarters of people don't think they've yet achieved career success, with the average worker saying it is eight years away. What do you think?

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10 Bosses Share How to Land That Promotion

10 Bosses Share How to Land That Promotion | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn How To Get Promoted Fast | Career Advice | The Muse: Real-life stories of employees moving up the la...
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Outline how you'll rise to the occasion, establish yourself as a leader, help others grow & show you're ready - just some of the great tips included here.  

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Three things business leaders can learn from fighter pilots

Three things business leaders can learn from fighter pilots | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
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The best performing teams in the world rely on one thing for their excellence - do you know what it is?

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6 Ways For Leaders To Make Their Messages Resonate

6 Ways For Leaders To Make Their Messages Resonate | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
When you're truly invested in your message, you don't have to shout.

Via Bobby Dillard, donhornsby, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Wise Leader™
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Great summary here of how to truly communicate with your team. My favourite is the advice to "Be empathetic" : 

Decide to choose empathy over easier, short-cut optionsIdentify a time when you’ve experienced a similar eventRecall how that event affected you and relive the emotionsThen act based upon your newfound understanding

Taking a few moments before communicating an idea to walk through these four steps will help you connect more deeply with your team.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 4, 2015 9:41 AM

(From the article): To increase your chances of resonating, ask, "Is this the appropriate time to deliver this idea? Is there anything already being discussed that I can connect my own idea to in order to give it context?"


Your voice is your single greatest possession as a leader. It's what allows you to mobilize and direct your team, and ultimately it's how you build a body of work you can be proud of. If your work matters to you, make the effort to cultivate a voice that resonates, and you’ll find your influence multiplying in ways you never expected.

Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, September 14, 2015 8:56 PM

Absolutely agree, when you have world class products and services, you are not selling, You feel compelled to tell others, for their benefit.

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Are you missing out on this networking opportunity?

Are you missing out on this networking opportunity? | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Rachel Sugar says there's one incredibly simple networking trick that can seriously boost your career.
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I'm not keen on the use the word "shmooze" here but agree with the sentiment of the article, it's crucial to get to know the decision makers in your organisation. 

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7 Shortcuts to Work Smarter, Not Harder

7 Shortcuts to Work Smarter, Not Harder | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
They say you can do anything if you just work hard. Well, they’re wrong.
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Switching off distractions, working in "chunks" and focussing on your strengths are just a few useful tips to work smarter. 
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The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
To motivate your team to achieve the highest levels of performance (and create an extraordinary organization in the process), here are the qualities you should model every day.

Via Ariana Amorim
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7 ways to advance your (re)insurance career this summer (without missing out on fun the sun) • InsNerds.com

7 ways to advance your (re)insurance career this summer (without missing out on fun the sun) • InsNerds.com | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
July renewals are out of the way and it's time to have fun this summer, all while further your career! Here are some tips from an expert.
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Summer is the perfect time of year to give your career a boost - try these easy tips to get ahead. 
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The 50 Most Powerful Questions Leaders Can Ask - Forbes

The 50 Most Powerful Questions Leaders Can Ask - Forbes | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions.

Via Ariana Amorim
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The best leaders stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn.
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Great leaders create powerful conversations!
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Experts think a 4-day work week would be more beneficial than 5

Experts think a 4-day work week would be more beneficial than 5 | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Work less, do more.
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Could you implement this and increase productivity? 
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Successful soft market broking – what’s the secret?

Successful soft market broking – what’s the secret? | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it

The insurance sector is changing beyond recognition. What effect does this soft market have on brokers, and their skills? With insurers seemingly desperate to maintain and grow gross written premium levels, do brokers still need to be able to, well, broke?

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Leaders in the (re)insurance sector are having to adapt to a continuing soft market, so what needs to change?
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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 | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
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Another well put case for leaders to take the time to meditate an focus more on others than on themselves.
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Most Londoners want to change their career path

Most Londoners want to change their career path | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
The majority of people working in London are fed up with their jobs and want a career change, according to a new report by the London School of Business
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Are you one of the 55% of Londoners who'd like a career change in the year ahead? 
If so, what's your reason & do you think you'll do it?

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Key to career success is confidence, not talent

Key to career success is confidence, not talent | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
The secret to career success is not talent, hard work or education, but sheer,
unashamed confidence, a study has suggested.
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The key to career success is confidence, not talent! To what extent do you agree with the findings of this survey?

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How practising mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity - Personnel Today

How practising mindfulness in the workplace can boost productivity - Personnel Today | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Mindfulness offers a host of benefits to employers and employees alike, reports mindfulness expert and coach Liz Hall.Not that long ago, meditation was see

Via Suzanne Izzard
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Start off your Monday with this thought!

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Are You a 21st Century Leader?

Are You a 21st Century Leader? | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
You can tell a 21st century leader because they don't talk about how their organization is structured, they focus on bringing their shared purpose to the world through their communities

Via Anne Leong, Roger Francis, Wise Leader™
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Characterised by generosity, compassion and great storytelling - the leaders of today are very different from those of the past. 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 15, 2015 10:35 PM

Like this "The 21st century leader goes into the world and breaks down walls by bringing communities together in conversations. The language they use matters so they stay away from calling people inside or outside their organization an "audience" or a "stakeholder." They know the only time you have an audience is when you are watching a movie, a show or at a concert. The 21st century is about community and open, two-way conversations. We no longer need to yell at people and broadcast to get their attention. People want to truly be engaged in conversation and listened to. The new breed of leaders respect people and allow for communities to form where they no longer need to be at the head."

Kati Pitkänen's curator insight, September 26, 2015 1:02 AM

20th vs 21st !

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 8, 2015 9:38 AM

I speak to and work with many seniors leaders and I find too many of them are stuck in antiquated ,old school , philosophies of running teams and organizations. Here's a short and God read based on interviews of what 21 century leading is all about... Get off the Bench...

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Visualization practice spreads in sports, but it’s useful off the field and court as well

Visualization practice spreads in sports, but it’s useful off the field and court as well | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Football placekickers, baseball pitchers and basketball players have something in common besides being athletes: major league pressure, often for many to witness.

Via Ariana Amorim
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Athletes are increasing becoming familiar with the formula, E+R=O, or an event plus your response to it equals the outcome.

“You sometimes can’t control events, but you do have control over your response and how you respond to those events will determine the outcome,” says Boucher.

“Too often we let our emotions get hold of our response, and our emotions steer the response in a negative way, which leads to an outcome we might not want.”

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