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How Leaders Become Self-Aware

How Leaders Become Self-Aware | Business change | Scoop.it

"A plethora of people, courses, and self-help guides profess to lead you by the hand to the promised land of business success. The problem is that things are always messier than the how-to's make them out to be. This is why it is often better to consider less the specifics and more the principles and qualities that bring success.

 

In my experience — and in the research my co-authors and I did for our new book, Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck — there is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making."


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Developing Workplace Leaders

Developing Workplace Leaders | Business change | Scoop.it
Leadership Development at the Best Companies to Work For.
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5 Keys to Business Leadership for Small Business

All small business owners have little choice in the matter of who should provide the business leadership for their business.

 

Unfortunately, we are not automatically born with appropriate business leadership skills, and far too many small businesses struggle to succeed, because they lack business leadership skills.

 

This good article, identifies 5 keys to developing the necessary business leadership skills, so that you can apply them to your business, and reap the rewards.


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The Power of Story in Business Analysis

The Power of Story in Business Analysis | Business change | Scoop.it

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – you’re on a project that was thrust on your stakeholder groups from high above.  They were insufficiently consulted during the problem definition phase, and they are now questioning everything during implementation. These stakeholders can’t get the project to be outright cancelled, but they can cause it to be ultimately unsuccessful if they don’t commit to putting their time and energy into ensuring that the solution being developed is appropriately used.

 

Sound familiar? It sure does to me! 

 

So what is a leader, manager, consultant to do? Add stories into the mix.

 

I like this article because it directly addresses the difficulties of project management, enrolling people to your cause, and how stories can be one of the remedies applied.

 

The author includes 3 steps to shift the situation and get your projects back on track. If you are stuck -- read this. 

 

And if you consult with others, tuck this list in your back pocket to keep your clients & project on track.

 

Read the full article here:

http://www.batimes.com/articles/the-power-of-story-in-business-analysis.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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Karen Dietz's comment, June 23, 2012 12:39 PM
Glad you like it Jan! Thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend :)
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SNMinc WebGems's curator insight, April 24, 2015 3:39 PM

Storytelling always keeps your audience engaged.

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The 7 Practices of PEAK Leadership

The 7 Practices of PEAK Leadership | Business change | Scoop.it

Leadership practices, that claim to assist any leader or leadership team to move from survival to success and on to being a transformative role model in their industry, are certainly worthy of sound examination by business owners and managers.


The business world is in a state of constant change, and what worked in the past for leaders, does not necessarily work as well now, and is unlikely to be as effective in the future.


This excellent article, discusses a new leadership practice that the author has successfully introduced into his business, and it outlines the seven principles that underpin this suggested practice.


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Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership

Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership | Business change | Scoop.it

Leaders' primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered.

 

Leadership is the "eighth wonder of the world." It is better seen and felt than defined and said. It’s easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize.

 

The world’s most impactful leaders in all arenas, from business to government, understand the paradox that although leadership starts with the leader, it’s never about the leader. This wisdom should be emulated and applied by everyone who aspires to leadership.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/yljo4z


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