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The Top 10 Leadership Competencies

The Top 10 Leadership Competencies | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
What are the most important leadership skills? How many do you possess?
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Where Are You on the Leadership Continuum?

Where Are You on the Leadership Continuum? | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
When you ask a hundred people to describe the perfect leader, you get the same answers over and over. Most people name typical qualities like “intelligent”, “decisive,” “

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:07 AM

This article shows how important it is to fully understand what someone means when they use a word.  In this case, the writer is talking about leadership qualities, but just the word alone doesn't really tell us anything. We may think we know -- sure we know what the word means -- but what the person means when they use it can be completely different.

 

Even when someone would say that like a quality like 'decisive' for a leader, it could change from circumstance to circumstance.  This article is a reminder of the value of perception and questioning for clarity when discussing anything that's important.  Don't assume you know what someone means when they use a term or use a word or two to discuss a situation.

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Learning from Steve Ballmer’s Leadership Mistakes

Learning from Steve Ballmer’s Leadership Mistakes | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Steve Ballmer is set to retire, and his leadership mistakes may be many. Leadership lessons include key decisions on innovation and culture.

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:21 PM

It will be interesting to see who the board chooses to replace Ballmer when he retires from Microsoft.  Will they be an innovator, a visionary, a change catalyst?  Someone that will bring Microsoft beyond where it is now or will it be someone that will carry on in the same vien?  Certainly there's potential not to just to regain its former glory, but even go to new, higher levels; however, will they choose such a leader?

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5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Many leaders in the workplace have lost their competitive edge. They lack the substance that is required to be an effective and sustainable leader.

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:18 PM

These not only tell that someone's leadership style is out of date, but these people irritate others.  Every leader wants people to follow them and even better to champion their vision.  Marking oneself off of these 5 points is a good starting point.

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Eight Clear Signs It's Time To Make A Leadership Change

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I was recently invited to meet with an organization whose leadership wasted my time. An established, well-known company wanted to form a partnership with my organization.

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:55 AM

This article is spot on.  I've found that 'desperate' leaders give out this aura of hanging on for dear life.  Their focus is on what's in their interest rather than the customer...employee...the business. 

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Six Differences Between Customer-Focused Companies and Operations-Focused Companies

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The Better Customer Experience Some companies really understand customer service. They know how to hire for it, train for it and deliver it. Other companies claim to give customer service, but in reality…


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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:42 PM

The US used to have a reputation for their customer service...this attitude that the customer is king.  However generally speaking this approach to customer service is long gone because the companies that demonstrate such behavior are far and few between.  These days, one can readily see and/or hear that the person they are interacting with within a company just wants to get through the interaction. If there is a problem, they act like it a one off and take offense if something is said as a criticism or a way to improve.

 

It's obvious from the way these people act that their superiors -- the leadership of the company -- don't want to hear anything because if they did, then their staff would be engaging with the customers differently.  After all, everything that is happening within an organization is a reflection of the leader(s).

 

The staff members of these companies neither volunteer or even state that they will feed something up the channel.  Companies may be able to get away with this completely lack of regard to what the customers want or need for a while, but sooner or later it will catch up with them.  By that time, it's usually too late to do something and the leadership, who have had their heads either in the sky or the ground,  don't even begin to understand what went wrong.

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My EQ is 130-140 - What's Your Emotional IQ?

My EQ is 130-140 - What's Your Emotional IQ? | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Your emotional intelligence level is: Superior Intelligence. You are uniquely empathetic and you can keenly understand what others are going through. (My EQ is 130-140 - What's Your Emotional IQ?
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Are you ready for the Second Machine Age? - FierceMobileIT

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Are you ready for the Second Machine Age?
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Leading Change – 3 Images

Leading Change – 3 Images | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
I enjoy using images to share ideas. In my last post, I shared the 'Embracing Change' image, also shared below. As I said in the post:
...we’ need to recognize that:
* Change isn’t usually easy.
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What a Homeless Man Taught Me About Leadership

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Leadership does not mean having followers; it's about having an impact, or influence, on those around you.
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Three Rules for Better Brainstorming - Management Tip of the Day - May 20, 2014

Three Rules for Better Brainstorming - Management Tip of the Day - May 20, 2014 | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Stop Applying 200 Year Old Leadership Remedies to Today’s Leadership Challenges - The Bailey Group

Stop Applying 200 Year Old Leadership Remedies to Today’s Leadership Challenges - The Bailey Group | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
I just finished reading Lee Schafer’s column in the Sunday May 12 edition of the Star Tribune. In his column, Schafer asserts that what Target needs most in a new CEO is leadership. Can’t argue with that.
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Emotional intelligence or emotional maturity?

Emotional intelligence or emotional maturity? | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Much of the talk about the importance of emotional intelligence is missing the point if we fail to deal with the root causes of our emotional reactivity. In fact it's not emotional intelligence that really matters, but emotional maturity.
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What 100 Years of Research Shows About Effective Leadership

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What do we actually know about effective leadership?
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Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention

Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Stop checking email and starting talking about what matters.

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7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

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Don't believe everything you hear about what it means to be a great leader. Here are seven myths debunked.

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:19 AM

A lot of people believe these leadership myths and I like the way Mark Sanborn makes some distinctions such as the difference between a leader and a manager.  In #6, my word would be purpose rather than ambition but I get his point.

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5 Attributes to Look for in High-Performing Employees

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Finding impactful staff members takes a lot of hard work. Here are the attributes one company screens for in their candidates.

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:49 AM

Of course when you find these people, it's critical to know what's important to them, where they are headed (and help them get there) and to have a plan/program that keeps them involved and shows that they are valued.  Some companies can use these people up and then wonder why they leave...

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4 Cs Of Enlightened Leadership

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The other day I talked to a CEO of a successful start-up about key ingredients for success. We agreed that leadership is the most important component of building a thriving business. But we found

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Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, April 29, 2014 8:50 AM

Great article!  Here's another C of enlightened leadership that I would add:

 

Connection:  Connecting with people is one of the most critical components of leadership.  If it’s a business, then the employees must feel a connection to the leader, their vision and mission. In building brand loyalty, it’s equally important for the customers to feel connection.  A person in a leader role recently told someone that he wore gumshoes so that people wouldn’t know if he were around. He sat hidden in his office, afraid to do anything and lacked support from everyone around him.

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Six leadership takeaways I learned as a Marine combat logistician in ...

Six leadership takeaways I learned as a Marine combat logistician in ... | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Knowing that we were going to be in a "medium risk firefight"...medium risk... the idea is laughable. You can do more harm than good as a leader if you saddle subordinates with equipment and restrictions meant to reduce risk.
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Collective Genius

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Ravens Have Social Abilities Previously Only Seen in Humans - The Epoch Times

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Ravens Have Social Abilities Previously Only Seen in Humans
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Humans and primates are well known for their intelligence and social abilities.
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7 Ways Blogging Makes You a Better Leader - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

7 Ways Blogging Makes You a Better Leader - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow} | Appreciative Leadership in Organisations | Scoop.it
Blogging can support your leadership efforts in amazing ways. Here are seven ideas. (Test post 1726034 http://t.co/h2hsWWtkuL)
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Ray Trejo completes leadership academy for school administrators ... - Deming Headlight

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Ray Trejo completes leadership academy for school administrators ...
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Unlike Park, Erdogan fails leadership test - The National

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Unlike Park, Erdogan fails leadership test
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shown little leadership.
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Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ: Amazon.co.uk: Daniel Goleman: Books

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