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On Leadership and the Cultural Shadow System

On Leadership and the Cultural Shadow System | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
So, who or what do you think is really running your business? Is it something you can readily see, feel, touch, or experience on a regular basis? Or might it be something hidden in the shadows that...
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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Performance appraisal does not have to be filled with anxiety and promote defensiveness and dejection.

 

It can be a great opportunity to learn about yourself, what is important to your boss, and improve your effectiveness. All you have to do is put your emotional intelligence to work!


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Keynote Speaker: Marcus Buckingham - Presented by SPEAK Inc.

Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to helping individuals discover and capitalize on their personal strengths. Hailed as a visionary by corporations ...

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

http://www.ted.com Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His...
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Effective Leadership through Consistent Communications

Effective Leadership through Consistent Communications | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Powerful leaders understand that true communication is bi-directional. It is conveying while also receiving and assimilating information from others
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Lead With a Strong Mind and Soft Heart

Lead With a Strong Mind and Soft Heart | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

The Apostle Paul wrote this almost two thousand ago, and yet as an FBI Agent, I am surprised at how his exhortation of teamwork and leadership seems to perfectly encapsulate modern thinking.

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The Leaders Five-Question Heart Check | Mass Ingenuity

The Leaders Five-Question Heart Check | Mass Ingenuity | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Leaders need to have a heart.If it is your job to guide human beings to be their very best, you need to look at your underlying assumptions about people (The Leader’s Five-Question Heart Check http://t.co/hoFWpnmf...

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Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership".

 

JIM AISNER: Let's go now to the other side of the coin. In recent years, unfortunately, we have seen a number of high profile CEOs who have headed due south instead of the north. Is it greed? Wall Street pressures? What do you think are the main causes of this, Bill?

 

BILL GEORGE: This may seem oversimplified, but I think you can divide leaders into two groups: takers and givers. The takers are in it for themselves. They want you to support them to get more. Frankly, as long as they make a lot of money, they don't care if the organization fails or succeeds, and they destroy much more value than they ever create, but they get a lot of attention because they appear to be very powerful, very charismatic people.

 

The givers, who I would call authentic leaders, know their role is to serve. They're there to serve all their constituents-- their customers, their employees, their shareholders, and their communities, and they do it all simultaneously. Those are the kind of true north leaders that I think are going to be effective in the 21st century and that we need to be selecting to head up companies.


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How to Get Senior Leaders to Change

How to Get Senior Leaders to Change | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

The fact is that most well-intentioned and hard-working people believe they are doing the right thing, or they wouldn't be doing it. However, most people also have an unwarranted optimism in relation to their own behavior.


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Pleasures That Calm When Dealing With Toxic People | Kate Nasser

Pleasures That Calm When Dealing With Toxic People | Kate Nasser | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
At work, in school, or out in the world, find pleasure in frustration to deal w/ toxic behavior. 5 tips fr The People-Skills Coach™ to get your calm on!
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Conflict Resolution for Teams

Conflict Resolution for Teams | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Conflict resolution management is a critically important topic to contend with, regardless of your leadership position in the organizational echelon.
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Have Your People Quit and Stayed? Twelve Factors of Employee Engagement

Have Your People Quit and Stayed? Twelve Factors of Employee Engagement | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Everyday the spirits of millions of people die at the front door of their workplace. There is an epidemic of workers who are uninterested and disengaged from the work they do, and the cost to the U...
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How a University Put Its Global Reach to Good Use - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How a University Put Its Global Reach to Good Use - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

With its mandate to spread knowledge, a university can promote thought leadership on matters like freedom of expression, even in regions where no such tradition exists. The goal should not be any claim of influence or anticipated success, but the satisfaction of expressing the highest aspirations and values of an educated society while promoting public conversation and learning.

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The Terrible Management Technique That Cost Microsoft Its Creativity - Forbes

The Terrible Management Technique That Cost Microsoft Its Creativity - Forbes | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Vanity Fair has an article in its August issue that tells the story of how Microsoft...
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A New Look at Leadership and Emotional Intelligence | Psychology Today

A New Look at Leadership and Emotional Intelligence | Psychology Today | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Despite the considerable research from psychology and neuroscience, leaders who are clearly deficient in emotional intelligence continue to be recruited, chosen and promoted in organizations.

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Tracy Saville's comment, July 2, 2012 1:27 PM
The core of my work in the world revolves around emotional intelligence - waking people up to their own mastery or lack thereof. In West Point Global Leadership conferences, in top brass leadership programs across all military branches of the world, and in Harvard curriculum board meetings, or the UN training grounds for top foreign affairs negotiators you'll find a visible, 50% or better concentration on the internal workings of a human being in leadership development.

The world's challenges and our human progress and evolution is dependent upon our ability to finally accept that EQ mastered is critical to everything at every level when it comes to human experience. Hitler lacked it entirely, and it could be said that deeply rhetoric-inspired dogma junkies such as the Tea Party or fundamentalist Christians who believe others will go to Hell for not believing in their version of the bible are deficient in the EQ department.

In Aaron Sorkin's words in his new series The Newsroom, thanks Psychology Today for throwing truth at stupid. It isn't a question of difficult as much as it is a question of dangerous. It is downright self-defeating and dangerous to continue to allow emotionally unintelligent people lead anything.

It ought to be a pre-requisite for having a baby, driving a car, getting married, starting a company, leading anything, including the Boy Scouts, and for the love of Gaia or whatever God or gods you worship, please oh please make it rule that every person who runs for elected office in the world ought to have to pass an EQ test. Daniel Goleman….you’re our man.

I don't normall espouse this aggressively, but it's time to get on with it.
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Painful Leadership Lessons

Painful Leadership Lessons | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Living with pain has changed my life. I have become much more patient, less judgmental and an infinitely better listener and leader who can help businesses realize the long term gain and ROI that results from the utilization of mindful leadership techniques.

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Four Reasons You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence

Four Reasons You Should Care About Emotional Intelligence | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
In order to run a business in the service industry, you’ll need a wide skill set to attract and satisfy customers.

 

Emotional intellignece (EQ) is a key success factor not only for small businesses but large organizations too.

 

Although I don't think emotional intelligence is a new field in organizational behavior it might be new for small business owners

 

The following are important reasons why your service business should keep emotional intelligence in mind:

 

1. Self Awareness
Emotional intelligence is divided up into four major domains, with self awareness as the first and foremost trait. Self awareness determines an your ability to perceive your emotions and understand how they affect the situation. This is a vital skill for not just service professionals, but for any individual in a business. Self awareness allows you to better address problems and handle complications as they arise, transferring these benefits to your business as well.

 

2. Self Management
Without the ability to control your own emotions, self awareness isn’t very valuable. Therefore, self management is another vital skill of emotional intelligence, which allows you to keep your impulses and emotions under control. This is especially important for service professionals – if you let your emotions get the best of you, you may risk your connection with customers. With the ability to adapt to changing situations and keep your emotions in check, your can maintain their trusted position with current and potential clients or customers.

 

3. Social Awareness
Social awareness allows the individual to perceive the emotions of others, giving them the ability to better empathize and connect with others. This skill is critical in the service industry, where the satisfaction of the customer is everything. Professionals with high emotional intelligence are able to navigate social networks and understand other people’s moods and behaviors. Whether through reading the currents of a conversation or sympathizing with a customer’s needs, professionals are able to use this awareness to suit their business accordingly.

 

4. Relationship Management
This quality is one of the most important factors for any business that relies heavily on customer satisfaction. A service business is different from one selling a product – it often relies on months or years of nurturing a relationship with the customer. In addition, a service business may rely heavily on referrals and recommendations, which depends on the strength of the bond between the client and provider. Relationship management is a key component of emotional intelligence, aiding the individual in their interactions with others. Whether through improved conflict management or the ability to build bonds, relationship management can help service professionals maintain connections with clients.

 

If you feel as though you or your team lacks in emotional intelligence, there is no need to worry – unlike IQ or personality, emotional intelligence is a quality that can be trained and developed. With enough practice, your service-based business can quickly take advantage of the various benefits offered by enhancing your emotional intelligence.

 

Need an assessment of your emotional intelligenc? Take a DISK test.

 

 


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Have You Done a Character Based Leadership Audit Lately?

Have You Done a Character Based Leadership Audit Lately? | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Everybody seems to be talking about character based leadership.  Amidst the buzz around character based leadership, I often still find myself wondering; “What does it really mean in practical terms?” Don’t you?

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A Leader's Role in Organizational Alignment

A Leader's Role in Organizational Alignment | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

“alignment can be thought of as both a noun and a verb—a state of being and a set of actions.” The actions taken within an organization are the responsibility of the leaders. Leaders help the organization achieve and sustain organizational alignment—so easy to say, often difficult to do.

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Leadership Follies – Leader, Manager, or Blueberry Pie

Leadership Follies – Leader, Manager, or Blueberry Pie | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Message – there is a lot of talk today about the difference between leaders and managers. “We need managers to lead!” “Leaders inspire!” “Leaders create, manager...
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The 'X' model of employee engagement - BlessingWhite © 2012

Employee Engagement can be a vague term. In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for articulating what Employee Engagement is - ...
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Rebuilding Honesty in Leadership

Rebuilding Honesty in Leadership | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
one of the greatest costs of gain through dishonesty is the resulting apathy, disengagement, and lower productivity of the people who realize integrity and effort are not the way to get ahead.
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http://www.aboutleaders.com/rebuilding-honesty-in-leadership/

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Top tips for living abroad from expert expats | Cheapflights.co.uk

Top tips for living abroad from expert expats | Cheapflights.co.uk | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
In this first part of our new series on living abroad, we are going to explore the different language issues and include tips from experts to help make your integration easier.

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5 Famously disengaged employees and the Lessons They can teach us.

5 Famously disengaged employees and the Lessons They can teach us. | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it !

 

via @humancapleague


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