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4 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader

4 Steps to Becoming a Transformational Leader | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

James MacGregor Burns first used the term transformational leadership in 1978 to describe a process in which “leaders and followers help each other to advance to a higher level of morale and motivation.”


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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So it's about transforming the people, helping them grow - which in turn transforms the organisation.

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How a new boss can breathe fresh life into sustainability

How a new boss can breathe fresh life into sustainability | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
As Paul Polman at Unilever shows, the role of the CEO on sustainability can be key, but the departure of a strong leader doesn’t have to leave an organisation in drift
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New chief executives typically use the time prior to taking control and then their first 100 days for a “substantial refresh”, Keeble notes. “If sustainability is factored into that refresh then it’s a fantastic opportunity".

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10th June all day event in Oxford on what the future holds for coaches and mentors - evolution, revolution or extinction?

10th June all day event in Oxford on what the future holds for coaches and mentors -  evolution, revolution or extinction? | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

 
Please join us for an unusual all-day summer time gathering in Oxford, jointly sponsored by The Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society in collaboration with AMED and the Coaching & Mentoring Network

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More details:  http://business.brookes.ac.uk/commercial/events/view.asp?id=490

 

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Elaine Cox's curator insight, April 29, 5:18 AM

Other thought leaders such as Bob Garvey, Peter Hawkins, and Julie Hay will be joining us.

 

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From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although you may be more familiar with its offshoot, behavioral economics—has become the dominant academic approach to understanding decisions. Its practitioners have had a major influence on business, government, and financial markets. Their books—Predictably Irrational; Thinking, Fast and Slow; and Nudge, to name three of the most important—have suffused popular culture.

So far, so good. This research has been enormously informative and valuable. Our world, and our understanding of decision making, would be much poorer without it.

It is not, however, the only useful way to think about making decisions. Even if you restrict your view to the academic discussion, there are three distinct schools of thought. Although heuristics and biases is currently dominant, for the past half century it has interacted with and sometimes battled with the other two, one of which has a formal name—decision analysis—and the other of which can perhaps best be characterized as demonstrating that we humans aren’t as dumb as we look.

Via David Hain
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In our new book 'Leadership Coaching', Mike McLaughlin and I look at how coaches can support leaders' decision making.  Some synergies here.

(The book is out beginning of October - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leadership-Coaching-Developing-braver-leaders/dp/1138786020/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430381387&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=%22leadership+coaching%22+cox+mclaughin

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David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 11:43 AM

A useful HBR brief history of decision making.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 30, 2:11 AM

decisions , decisions!

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Mike McLaughlin - Leadership Consultancy

Mike McLaughlin - Leadership Consultancy | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

Areas of expertise include, peak performance coaching, emotional intelligence, leadership development, advanced presentation and facilitation skills, conflict resolution and the development of a coaching culture.

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Mike's doctorate on 'Brave Leadership' is the basis of a new book to be published in 2015 by Routledge

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Elaine Cox's comment, June 22, 2013 5:17 AM
Mike - Congratulations on graduating from the Doctor of Coaching & Mentoring at Oxford Brookes on Thursday.
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Courageous Leaders Don't Make Excuses...They Apologize

Courageous Leaders Don't Make Excuses...They Apologize | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
We all know people who never admit they're wrong. They may think they're being strong and fearless, but we know better. Courageous leaders admit their mistakes.
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Our new book on Leadership Coaching is with the publisher and should be out in September.  In it we present a framework for developing braver leaders.

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Why Great Leaders Embrace Uncertainty

Why Great Leaders Embrace Uncertainty | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
Being confident is important, but giving the impression that you're always 100 percent sure of your decisions can be costly.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 12:15 PM

At top leadership level, making meaning is much more important than giving direction, If more CXOs explored VUCA instead of doing the jobs of their reports, organisations would flourish!

donhornsby's curator insight, February 13, 4:39 PM

(From the article): "Rather than fooling themselves, or us, we should want our leaders to represent the truth, even when it makes their jobs harder," he says. "That is, after all, one of the great missions to which we entrust them: to take the complex information and broad vantage point to which they have access and convey it to the rest of us in a useful way. Doing so represents authentic and courageous leadership, even if it means being less certain."

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7 simple Mountain Rules for sustainable Leadership

7 simple Mountain Rules for sustainable Leadership | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership can only be sustainable if you follow some rules. David Ducheyne how the mountains are a source of inspiration for sustainable leadership.
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Useful analogy - especially 'Never walk alone'

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12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire others to follow you.
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Leading in the 21st century

Leading in the 21st century | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

Wharton School professor Michael Useem scopes out the leadership challenges facing executives today:

 

Because the world is now more complicated and more uncertain, I think that on top of always having a great vision there will be a premium on thinking strategically and on being able to come back from setbacks, and maybe above all, on being very good at reading the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain universe we operate in.


Companies probably focus too much on the bottom line, too much on meeting quarterly analyst expectations, and this has cost us companies paying attention to what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires.


 



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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I like the way he has identified that companies need to pay more attention to "what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires".

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Anne Juvanteny's curator insight, August 4, 2014 6:16 PM

un prof de wharton qui reconnaît les limites d'un mode de management largement inspiré des anglo-saxons ... Un signe de la fin d'un monde.

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

Good leaders have always stepped out of their comfort zones, but converging global megatrends are putting more pressure on those at the top to navigate a faster, more complex, more integrated, and more transparent business world.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 21, 2014 6:47 AM

Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.


Read also this article from The Economic Times in India:


More than half of Chief Executive Officers would have a senior 'digital' leader role among them by the end of 2015, Gartner's 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey report said.


Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 21, 2014 3:38 PM

Yeah... Leadership 2030...:-))) if one  found out Leadership 2014, there would be a great sigh...:-)))

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:24 AM

All leaders will see life become more chaotic and overwhelming, and their struggles and management will be more visible than ever. Egocentric leaders will have a difficult time evolving, if they even can, and will be unable to thrive in such discomfort. Organizations need to develop leaders who are motivated by altrocentric leadership. They will be better prepared to succeed in 2030 and beyond.

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What Do You Stand for As a Leader?

What Do You Stand for As a Leader? | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

To identify what we stand for as leaders is not a fancy exercise. It’s a requirement of all great leaders to examine their successes and failures to uncover the nuggets that lead them to insights about what they stand for. This inquiry is unending.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:47 AM

(From the article): If you don’t know what you stand for then the influences, needs or realities listed above will lead you to take short cuts that may not optimize outcomes and will jeopardize the livelihood of people. Every item listed above requires you to stand firm in what you believe and what you know and to lead from there.

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The Top 6 Reasons Women Are Not Leading In Corporate America As We Need Them To - Forbes

The Top 6 Reasons Women Are Not Leading In Corporate America As We Need Them To - Forbes | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
The real reasons behind why women remain stuck at 16% of senior corporate leadership in America, and what to do about it.
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"Social role theory suggests that as a result of socialization and social norms, women may be more likely to engage in person-focused leadership such as transformational or servant leadership" (Duff, 2011, p.213).  With the growth of these alternative approaches to leadership, we may see statistics like this changing dramatically.

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Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
“In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions....”
Via David Hain
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Very interesting paper.
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Leadership Coaching: Developing braver leaders (Paperback) - Routledge Mental Health

Leadership Coaching: Developing braver leaders (Paperback) - Routledge Mental Health | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership Coaching offers a new model of coaching for leadership development. It explains how the brave model extends existing leadership theories, and includes specific coaching processes and sense-making techniques.
 

Elaine Cox's insight:

Well, the cover of the new book is looking good and Mike and I are planning a launch on 30th October in Oxford.

Take a look at the contents: of the book here: http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9781138786028/

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15 Signs That You Are A Brave Leader

15 Signs That You Are A Brave Leader | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
The signs that you are a brave leader and what it takes to rise to the challenge
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Number 4 - Selfless service means serving more than yourself.

I think it is more than serving others, it about stewardship of our planet as well.

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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

ALONSO MICHELE's curator insight, May 17, 6:23 AM

Une autre vision du leadership!

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Rethinking Executive Education

Rethinking Executive Education | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

In this paper John Pourdehnad and Larry M. Starr  propose a new  approach to executive education that takes into account the prevalence of dynamic complexity caused by massive changes in the nature of the internal and external environments of a system.

 

They argue that the educational requirements necessary to prepare leaders who have the cognitive capacity to steer through the “perfect storm,” are very different from leading in simple and stable contexts.


The authors suggest that this proficiency emerges from the interaction of relevant skills, accessed experience, knowledge and understanding of the situation, practical wisdom and sound judgment, and relevant personality attributes.


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Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 3:21 PM

Hvor god er du til at navigere i kompleksitet og forandringer ? 

 

- elsker du at være i 'stormens øje' ?

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Charles Handy on Qualities of Vision and Leadership

Charles Handy speaks at Leadership All-Stars in downtown Los Angeles during the Drucker Centennial celebration. Charles is a globally renowned business expert and is often regarded as Britain's greatest management thinker. He has been an executive, a theorist, a management thinker and a student of business all his life.



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Heinz Peter Wallner's curator insight, March 11, 5:08 AM

Ein ganz großer Management-Denker!

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Gestión y Liderazgo...Charles Handy on Qualities of Vision and Leadership | @scoopit via @LeadershipABC http://sco.lt/...

www.whatawaist.ca's curator insight, April 19, 12:13 PM

www.whatawaist.ca

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Organizing for the Unpredictable

Organizing for the Unpredictable - NOBL Collective - Medium

Barraged by lists of predictions, trends, and otherwise guesses. Swaddled in our own strategic plans. Yet, 2015 won’t conform neatly to our organizational goals and expectations — to succeed, we must learn to adapt ourselves and our organizations to the unforeseen events that will undoubtedly shape the year ahead.

 

 

 


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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, February 1, 11:39 PM

We live now in a world that is far more connected, frenetic, and unpredictable than ever before...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 2, 9:52 AM

“The important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice
what we are for what we could become”
— Charles Du Bos


"The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions."
– Dave E. Smalley

Jan Matulewicz's curator insight, February 5, 3:58 AM

If the truly unthinkable is about to materialize anyway, since the certainty of our human ways in the near future is vanishing, one of the prudent strategies is engineering miracles both in personal life and business.  I find strange synergy in what is a joke today http://jahumatulewicz.blogspot.com/2015/02/engineering-miracles.html and what will be sensible tomorrow.

 

 

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Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling

Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
“What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.” -John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB During the past two years, B2C as well as B2B marketing leader…

Via Karen Dietz
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... as also depicted so graphically in the Channel 4 series Undercover Boss.

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Zeb WATURUOCHA, PhD's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:00 AM

It is true that if you don't listen to me, I will not listen to you though I might pretend to be listening because you are my boss.

Raymond Godding's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:01 PM

Leiders die beweging tot stand willen brengen, beginnen met luisteren voordat ze gaan vertellen. 

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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014 | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business Review, called [...]
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In our new book, which should be available next summer, Mike McLaughlin and I will be discussing the other leadership traps:  ego, fear and power - all of which get in the way of being a brave leader.

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Vision is What Separates Great Leaders - George Ambler

Vision is What Separates Great Leaders - George Ambler | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
Vision is the foundation of leadership. Whilst leadership starts with being the right person - the character of the leader, great leadership is sustained by a shared and compelling vision. A compelling vision is one that describes who you are, why you exist and the future you want to create.

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How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For

How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
It takes maturity and humility to grasp that oftentimes the best thing you can do with the spotlight is to put it on those around you, so that they blossom in ways they didn’t realize were possible.

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Anxiety and insecurity holding back potential leaders

Anxiety and insecurity holding back potential leaders | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it

Nearly two fifths (38%) of those surveyed in middle management or above said that professional anxiety was a decisive factor in limiting career progression to senior leadership or CEO level.

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Currently I'm working on a book on Leadership Coaching with Mike McLaughlin.  We'll show how a model of coaching to develop braver leaders can help overcome anxiety and other problems that interfere with leader effectiveness.  The book will be published in 2015.

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Brave Leadership | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet [...]
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