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The 6 biggest public speaking blunders (and how to avoid them)

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Can you identify with any of these personalities? Pitching an idea? Presenting a brand plan? Leading a workshop?

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Management vs. Leadership - Linked 2 Leadership

Free 120 Page PowerPoint. Management vs. Leadership. Over 160 quotes. From Linked2Leadership.com!
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Full Body Workout Plan | Workout Routines from Answer Fitness®

Full Body Workout Plan | Workout Routines from Answer Fitness® | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Full Body Workout Routine Not Only Builds Muscle But It Torches Fat  ... in Less Than 60 Minutes. Can you spare 60 minutes, three times a week?

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Strategy 101: It's All About Alignment - Forbes

Strategy 101: It's All About Alignment - Forbes | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

ForbesStrategy 101: It's All About Alignment 

 

Every entrepreneur should be concerned about business strategy, but with such bleak historical gains one wonders if it's even worth the effort.


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Leadership Tools & Resources via pinterest

Leadership Tools & Resources via pinterest | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Passion and curiosity.  Great leaedership traits.

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4 Simple Steps to SMART Goals

4 Simple Steps to SMART Goals | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

As you think about your goals, write them down. It may seem unnecessary, but it is a key element in acheiving goals.

 

You may keep your written list of goals private, because they are designed to make you, as an individual, happy and successful. However, from a team perspective it may be important to share some of the goals to clearly give your team a vision.

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When to Fire a Top Performer Who Hurts Your Company Culture

When to Fire a Top Performer Who Hurts Your Company Culture | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
A rubric for evaluating skilled-but-undermining employees.

 

My business partner and I had a tough decision to make. One of the top producers at our boutique partnership development firm was having a detrimental impact on company culture. Should we continue to support and reward him given his strong results, or should we cut him loose?

 

Our company, Axcess Worldwide, was shaped in its early years by a small, tight knit group: my partner, Kirk Posmatur, and me and our first few employees. Now, after significant growth, we were honing our strategy, placing the right people in the right roles, continuing to deliver profitability while simultaneously maintaining a strong and meaningful corporate culture, something we consider to be one of our most powerful assets.

 

The new executive we were discussing that day was doing what we had hired him to: immediately deliver results. But he was doing so in a manner that didn't strike us as consistent with our culture; he was focused so intensely on "what he did" that he paid little attention to "how he did it," which resulted in consistently dismissing the opinions of others and pursuing what we felt was a strategy of "winning at any cost."


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What Motivates Employees: Do You Ever Wonder “Why” They Work?

What Motivates Employees: Do You Ever Wonder “Why” They Work? | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
It’s interesting to me how often themes seem to converge across the various news and blog sources I follow. Today is one example – “Why” seemed to crop up rather frequently.
Here are just three examples.

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Mentoring advice: Seven great ideas

Mentoring advice: Seven great ideas | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Mentoring: Regular community contributor Heather Townsend offers TZ members more great advice.

 

"As a learning and development professional, it's not uncommon to be asked to mentor more junior people within your business. Very often in your role as a coach, you are expected to mentor/coach staff after they have attended a development or assessment centre. Whether or not this is an optional role for you, it can impose considerable time demands on you, the mentor.

 

Before you say 'yes' to the request to be a mentor, read our tips for mentors to make sure that both you and the mentee benefit from your relationship."

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The Confidence/Competence Loop

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Using the confidence/competence loop can drive performance and inform, inspire and ignite those you lead. Jump-start your confidence with these application techniques.

 

There are several basic areas of study that, as we study them, we can become more effective coaches and leaders.  This long list includes both human behavior and learning.  The psychological concept I want to talk about today comes from the intersection of these two fields of study.

 

Don’t worry; I’m not going to go all academic on you (though you could, with a simple web search, find lots of scholarly work on what we are going to talk about).

 

Here is the concept – the confidence/competence loop.

 

We all recognize that our success accelerates when we are confident.  The reason is simple.  Without confidence we revert to fear, and when we are fearful we don’t take any action.  We get tentative, we delay and we procrastinate.  When you are able to let go of fear, you take action more quickly and easily.


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Gloria Inostroza's comment, October 15, 2012 5:41 PM
Como educadora concibo que la confianza es el principio fundamental para producir un aprendizaje significativo.
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 15, 2012 8:15 PM
@Gloria, estoy deacuerdo completamente!
Love Learning's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:56 AM

I like this concept.  It has worked for me in the past in situations where I woudl like to be more confident.  To me it's all about being prepared and knowing my subject.  If I am competent at what I'm doing, confidence comes naturally!

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Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers

Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

RT @TomWalter1971: Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers.


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Leading through Negativity

Leading through Negativity | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

...this may be due to something called the the negativity bias, a psychological phenomenon by which humans pay more attention to, and give more weight to, negative experiences.

 

There is scientific research showing that we are in a “negativity-handicap” on a daily basis because others will focus on our flaws or mistakes instead of focusing on what we do well or what we can achieve by leveraging our strengths and learning from our mistakes.

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What we may learn of Mahatma Gandhi | Noozmag

What we may learn of Mahatma Gandhi | Noozmag | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

He was born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the town of Porbander in the state of what is now Gujarat on 2 October 1869.

 

Mahatma Gandhi (that means “big soul” Gandhi) taught the world faith in truth and justice for all mankind. He was a great soul who loved just those who fought against his ideals to bring about peace with non-violence.


His goal was to help to alleviate poverty, liberate women and end the caste discrimination system, with the ultimate objective being self-rule for India. He tried to stop the conflict between Hindus and Muslims which led to his assassination by a fanatic Hindu in 1948.

 

Here the Top Ten Fundamentals of Gandhi:

 

1. Change yourself
2. You are in control.
3. Forgive and let go.
4. Take care of this moment.
5. Without action you aren’t going anywhere.
6. Everyone is human.
7. See the good in people and help them.
8. Persist.
9. Be congruent, be authentic and be true to yourself.
10. Continue to grow and evolve

 

Simple but effective ideas!

 

Learn to think differently! Try to change yourself!

 

http://noozmag.de/what-we-may-learn-of-mahatma-gandhi/

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Nat Sones's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:48 AM

Great curating here. The impact of this content - known to all of us, but so often forgotten - is to sideswipe lesser ideas. While history isn't a history of great people alone, some people make a bigger dent in the universe than others. 

Alan Bowman's comment, April 23, 2013 5:49 AM
Sucha great piece had to Scoop it and thanks for sharing Karin and have a great week
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High 5 Adventure Learning Store: Kits

High 5 Adventure Learning Store: Kits | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Great resources for leaders who facilitate workshops. 

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If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business

"We're not good at everything, we're not good by ourselves," says Simon Sinek at the 99% Conference.

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Do I Really Want To Work Here? What Are You Doing To Keep Me Engaged? | Tolero Solutions

Do I Really Want To Work Here? What Are You Doing To Keep Me Engaged? | Tolero Solutions | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Many of us have experienced that moment – that moment when the excitement of a new job or new role begins to wane and we feel less than enthusiastic about going to work every day – the engagement decline. When you get that “Ugh, I so don’t want to come to work today…” feeling, often the catalyst can occur for many different reasons.

 

So what do you do about the situation?


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The Payoff for Developing Leadership Skills

The Payoff for Developing Leadership Skills | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Losing $400,000 a Month!


The result of this one man’s mismanagement was staggering: The facility began to decline and after 3 months it was in the red to the tune of $400,000.

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Exercise the heart...

Exercise the heart... | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

We sometimes misunderstand this to be an individual journey, when this is a collective effort. Judging someone through your words or even in your thoughts is no different than putting them down. To grow truly strong, you must lift weight, not put it down. To grow truly strong, exercise your heart by lifting others up.

 

Very respectfully,


Scott Sonnon

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6 Traits of Credible Leaders

6 Traits of Credible Leaders | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
So you're at the top of the ladder, eh? Here's how to make sure you are not just producing results, but that you are also trusted to lead.You started modestly in your career and have made it to the management team--congrats.

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Cuppa: 5 Things School Leaders Should Consider While Implementing Change

Cuppa: 5 Things School Leaders Should Consider While Implementing Change | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did.

 

So throw off the bowlines.

 

Sail away from the safe harbor.

 

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

 

Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

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Christine Heine's comment, October 16, 2012 5:34 AM
Thank you for sharing! You are so kind.
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 16, 2012 6:02 AM
@ Christine, thank you for the great content!
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The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks

The eisenhower box: save your time by prioritizing your tasks | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
How do you define which task to start with and which one to put aside?

 

The eisenhower box gives you a very easy trick to define the way to treat your various tasks.


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Marcel Bruins's curator insight, February 29, 1:14 AM
When have too much on my mind. I have to decide what I do with all the plans I have.
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Courage is the Key to Great Leadership | Entrepreneurs' Organization - Fueling the Entrepreneurial Engine

Courage is the Key to Great Leadership | Entrepreneurs' Organization - Fueling the Entrepreneurial Engine | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Aristotle called courage the first virtue, because it makes all of the other virtues possible. In addition to being the most important human virtue, it is the most important business virtue, as well.

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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

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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Metta Solutions's comment, October 18, 2012 11:48 AM
AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, October 18, 2012 12:49 PM
@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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How Everything Everywhere hopes to make staff its key marketing asset | News | Marketing Week

How Everything Everywhere hopes to make staff its key marketing asset | News | Marketing Week | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Marketing Week looks at the steps Everything Everywhere is taking to enthuse staff about the launch of the UK’s first 4G network.


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