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The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself--Finding Your Story

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This simple life-changing 7-minute exercise will help you see if you’re truly aiming for the right goals in your life or if you’re stuck in modern culture’s “Means Goals” trap.

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Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, June 30, 2013 5:07 AM

See for your self whether it fits you. I liked it: beautiful insight and consistent story

Os Ishmael's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:04 AM

Some excellent insights, a must read.

David Baker's comment, July 4, 2013 1:49 AM
For the start of the year with our PIE cohort.
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Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked with a very charismatic leader?


If so, then it's likely that almost everyone in the organization liked, trusted, and admired this person.
People listened when she talked, colleagues supported her ideas, and talented people wanted to join her team. In short, everyone wanted to be around this person!

 

Charisma is something that many people believe you're born with. However, this isn't the case – you can become more charismatic, and we'll explore how you can develop charisma in this article

 

Defining Charisma

 

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that make you appeal to other people. The word comes from the Greek word "charis," which means "grace" or "gift."

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJZ7WX


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Michel CEZON's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:28 PM

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that help you appeal to other people. Charismatic people are often successful, and people are naturally drawn to them. They retain the best talent in their teams, and people listen to their ideas.

Because charisma is a collection of behaviors, you can learn it. Work on developing empathy, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Be aware of what your body language is saying, and do your best to give people a genuine smile when you're around them.

Also, make sure that you use your charisma the right way: don't use it to influence someone to do something that is against his or her own best interests.

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How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)

How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen) | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of "Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations."...

 

I have to laugh -- now we are teaching leaders how to have conversations -- something we do as naturally as breathing!

 

But OK -- I get it. When you are the CEO it can be a lonely place at the top. And how do you start having meaningful conversations with staff without scaring them all to heck? And what are the risks to the leader when they engage in these kinds of conversations?

 

I've been saying for years that organizational change and employee engagement happen through conversations. Seems to finally be gaining some traction. I work with execs on their listening and storytelling skills, never thinking I'd have to address the ins-and-outs of conversations. But hey -- the insights here are solid and I can see what I need to add when I coach leaders.

 

This is a podcast that covers these main points and more. It is also a promo for the author's new book, which you might also be interested in.

 

If you work with organizations and senior executives, you will gain some decent ah-hahs!

 

Original link:

http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2012/07/how-effective-leaders-talk-and.html ;

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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MIT--The 2 Most Underrated Leadership Skills includes storytelling

MIT--The 2 Most Underrated Leadership Skills includes storytelling | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it
VideoLeadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:25 PM

I found this article really interesting because it is not your ordinary run-of-the mill article about leadership. Recent MIT studies have identified 2 essential leadership skills that are completely under the radar.


The first critical leadership skill is sense-making. The way they talk about this in the article is being able to make sense of the environment and its rapid changes, then being able to operate from that sense-making. This leads me to think how important storytelling is in that process -- listening for stories, being able to make sense from them, extrapolate meaning from that, and then sharing stories with that meaning to bring others on board.


The second critical leadership skill the study identified is innovation. No surprises there and that does not really connect to storytelling. But what does connect is the section of the article talking about a leader's leadership signature -- their unique way of leading. Now storytelling comes front and center again. It's the stories you as a leader share, and the stories told about a leader, that defines that signature. As the article says, it's a leader's values, experiences, and skills that make up that signature. Again, I'm saying that happens through the stories that are shared.


So this is a provocative read. And it won't take you long. Think about the insights here whether you are a leader in an enterprise, a manager, entrerpreneur, or small business firm.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it


ozziegontang's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:28 AM

Read Karen's Insight.  Relating to Leadership and reflecting on Lee Thayer's 4+ decades focused on Leadership and High Performance, leaders don't have a Vision, the Vision has them. And the story they share allows others to choose to be part of that Vision.


As Karen shares: "It's the stories you as a leader share, and the stories told about a leader, that defines that signature. As the article says, it's a leader's values, experiences, and skills that make up that signature. Again, I'm saying that happens through the stories that are shared."

Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:57 PM
Thank you Ozzie and I appreciate your sharing this piece :)
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Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | BIZ BUZZ for Start-up, Small and Medium sized Food Businesses. | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked with a very charismatic leader?


If so, then it's likely that almost everyone in the organization liked, trusted, and admired this person.
People listened when she talked, colleagues supported her ideas, and talented people wanted to join her team. In short, everyone wanted to be around this person!

 

Charisma is something that many people believe you're born with. However, this isn't the case – you can become more charismatic, and we'll explore how you can develop charisma in this article

 

Defining Charisma

 

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that make you appeal to other people. The word comes from the Greek word "charis," which means "grace" or "gift."

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJZ7WX


Via Martin Gysler
more...
Michel CEZON's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:28 PM

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that help you appeal to other people. Charismatic people are often successful, and people are naturally drawn to them. They retain the best talent in their teams, and people listen to their ideas.

Because charisma is a collection of behaviors, you can learn it. Work on developing empathy, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Be aware of what your body language is saying, and do your best to give people a genuine smile when you're around them.

Also, make sure that you use your charisma the right way: don't use it to influence someone to do something that is against his or her own best interests.