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12 Secrets for Successful Coaching Conversations

12 Secrets for Successful Coaching Conversations | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
You care about coaching because it’s the path to energy, responsibility, fulfillment, and results at work. You also care because the workforce desires opportunity, purpose, development, mentors, an...
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Courtesy of Spring 2015 NMPer Jeff Thompson.  Thank you!

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MT EXPERT: Zen and the art of management - Management Today

MT EXPERT: Zen and the art of management - Management Today | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Read MT EXPERT: Zen and the art of management - Management Today

Via Soizic Merdrignac aka @SoizicAbidjan
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12 differences between winning and losing leade...

12 differences between winning and losing leade... | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Leaders can make or break an organization. Great leaders drive great organizations and great organizations produce great results. Less-than- stellar leaders usually deliver the opposite. So what characterizes winning and losing leadership styles?
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I love lists.  I also love that this list aligns closely with the insights you all shared at Seminar 1.

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How To Figure Out What's Worth Spending Your Time On

How To Figure Out What's Worth Spending Your Time On | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you're on a nonstop roller coaster, unable to get off? Experts say thinking about time differently will shift your outlook.
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The next iteration of the Franklin-Covey quadrant method that you covered in the "Organizing Yourself" modules (which was actually the Eisenhower method).  You can take the tasks for "extraordinary performance" and make sure they're part of your day.

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How to Get Better Feedback at Your Next Performance Review - Big Think (blog)

How to Get Better Feedback at Your Next Performance Review - Big Think (blog) | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
It's tough to take criticism, but it's sometimes even harder to get it. However, there are a few tips for how to get the most out of your next performance review and set goals for 2015 based on honest feedback.
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Something to share with your employees...this is a summary of a Harvard Business Review article, which is linked within this post.

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Two Elements For Effective Delegation: Coaching For Leaders - YouTube

Many leaders think they need to delegate more to be more effective as leaders. This is frequently not true. Most often leaders don’t need to delegate more, t...
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Useful tips to help you delegate well - not just for the sake of delegating.

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Give Better Feedback by Using "And" Instead of "But" - Lifehacker

Give Better Feedback by Using "And" Instead of "But" - Lifehacker | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
When you're trying to give good feedback, you can often negate your efforts by adding a "but" after a positive statement. By using "and" instead, you can avoid someone getting defensive or vulnerable.
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10 Tips for Engaging the Disengaged

10 Tips for Engaging the Disengaged | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
You have someone on your team who is checked out. He might be smiling, putting in his required hours and keeping busy, but his heart isn’t into it. He’s going through the motions. When this happens...
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We talk about this in Seminar 1...a lot.... here's some tips that might help

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Speak From The Heart - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Speak From The Heart - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Difficult conversations with difficult people come in all sorts of circumstances & we worry about finding the perfect time and perfect place to approach it (RT @LollyDaskal: “Speak From The Heart”
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Give this article a shot; while the title sounds a little smushy, there are a lot of links to Listening and Candor that are relevant to good management and leadership.

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Level 5 Leadership: Achieving "Greatness" as a Leader

Level 5 Leadership: Achieving "Greatness" as a Leader | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Learn how to use the concept of Level 5 Leadership to become an exceptionally effective leader.
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If you've read "Good to Great"  here's Jim Collins' take on management.  And if you haven't read it, you might love the various levels of employees...think about it when you assess your team.

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How to find time for career conversations

How to find time for career conversations | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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The wallpaper is annoying, but the principles are sound.  If, as a manager, you love to grow and develop your people, finding time for these types of conversations is critical.

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5 Toughest Personalities at Work--and How to Manage Them

Problem employees in your company? Here's how to whip them into shape--and make them more productive.
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The people part of management is both the toughest and most rewarding part of the job...

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12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
This post is an excerpt from "Communicate to Inspire" (February 2014, Kogan Page) by Kevin Murray. Be yourself better Authenticity as a leader is cru.
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Some definite alignment to the work you've done in NMP, and a few more principles added.

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Inclusion: We All Want To Be Insiders (Part 2)

This is part two on how to develop red hot employees through inclusion. If we want people to perform we must focus on the dynamics that elevate performance.

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Why You Need a Ridiculously Awesome Personal Brand (and How to Build One) - Part 3. - Social-Hire

Why You Need a Ridiculously Awesome Personal Brand (and How to Build One) - Part 3. - Social-Hire | Being a new manager | Scoop.it

Via Stefano Principato
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For those of you working on the Branding module...and those of you who might be interested in building your personal brand.

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In praise of inconspicuous leadership

In praise of inconspicuous leadership | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Many so-called leaders have an unhealthy interest in the outward trappings of their position. But the problem with conspicuous leadership is that it’s usually only skin deep.

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What It Takes to Achieve Managerial Success

What It Takes to Achieve Managerial Success | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Managerial success is the result of emotional intelligence (EI) and several essential social competencies.

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The Conversations You Need to Really Boost Employee Engagement

The Conversations You Need to Really Boost Employee Engagement | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
In our TLNT article Despite Your Best Efforts, Why Aren’t Your Employees More Engaged?, we promised to provide follow-up “How to” articles on how get the information you need from your …

Via Anne Leong
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Nice grouping of the different kinds of conversations you should be having with your employees...it's not all performance management and feedback, but all can pull employees toward that "Committed" side of the Commitment Continuum (remember that?).

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Wally Stump's curator insight, December 14, 2014 11:21 AM

It is difficult to overstate the importance of getting feedback from others on your own performance.

John Ludike's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:32 AM

#Employee Engagement like leaderso  is a CONTACT SPORT suprisingly how many leaders dont appreciate need for frequent crucial and corageous conversations, still refusing to  own up to question 'Why should anyone be lead by you?"

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30 Definitions of Leadership

30 Definitions of Leadership | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Leadership quotes: 30 definitions of leadership

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, John Michel, Ricard Lloria, Stefano Principato
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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:05 PM

1. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu...

Jim Taylor's curator insight, October 15, 2014 1:51 PM

#6 has always been my favorite.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Better Leaders

Use Design Thinking to Develop Better Leaders | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Saying, “here’s what we have” rather than “here’s what we need to fix” could be the key to better leadership and higher performance.
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Tying Design Thinking principles to your day-to-day work as a leader.

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Mamma Works: Five Killer Management Tips for Immediate Results

Mamma Works: Five Killer Management Tips for Immediate Results | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
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Don't get put off by the blog title; the concepts outlined in this blog are universal and nicely reinforce much of what we've been talking about starting with Seminar 1.

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Building Leadership Skills with the 7 Da Vincian Principles

Building Leadership Skills with the 7 Da Vincian Principles | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
Each day, we strive for new ideas, new techniques—anything that will allow us to pull ahead in the great race of life. Book after book by pop psychologists and world-famous CEOs hit the market, all
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Great insights on really growing into leadership.  A nice mix of to-do's and philosophy.

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10 Things Employees Really Need to Hear From You

10 Things Employees Really Need to Hear From You | Being a new manager | Scoop.it
A former CEO provides the exact words you need to say when employees need a morale boost.
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Easy ways to create a motivating environment for your team.

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