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The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories)

The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Most CEOs are not inspiring. After years of working with leaders in business, it's hard to come to any other conclusion.

 

The 5 mistakes listed here are right on -- I experience them all the time when working with my coaching clients.

 

Number 4 is -- CEOs don't tell stories. That's for sure.

Number 5 is -- CEO's reading speeches instead of talking authentically with their audiences.

Number 3 is -- they are too stiff (that comes from not telling stories or not knowing how to tell stories)

Number 2 is -- they don't write their own material. No one can write your personal stories for you, BTW.

Number 1 is -- CEOs are not conveying a vision. Hey, we want to be inspired!

 

Well, for sure many business people of all types suffer from the same mistakes. So what to do? Find the stories you are passionate about telling, learn to tell them well and authentically, leave the notes at home, and please -- don't practice in front of a mirror! That's the kiss of death.

 

There are many more insights here in this article about how these mistakes show up for people, so go grab them.

 

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


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6 Ways to Get Rid of Your ‘Fixed Mindset’ and Achieve Better Results

6 Ways to Get Rid of Your ‘Fixed Mindset’ and Achieve Better Results | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Important aspect... basic reading in it is from Carol Dweck...

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What Happens When A Toxic Leader Is In Charge? » 3Q Leadership Blog

What Happens When A Toxic Leader Is In Charge? » 3Q Leadership Blog | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
It’s tough at the top, and once you get their, staying there means developing a leadership footprint, a way of thinking, communicating and doing that takes YOUR people forward at the speed of change. The new ecosystem is a trajectory of change, challenges, hyper-competition and opportunities that have become the NEW normal and will only continue to grow. There are many reasons why the focus of my work is the optimization of human potential and results in disruptive times. My passion for 3Q Leadership™ is the fire that lights my day, my work and my commitment to helping those who lead, and those who aspire to greater leadership succeed.

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The different disguises of the toxic leaders - good...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, November 20, 2:07 AM

How to recognise a toxic leader - useful infographic.

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How to Cut Your Work Week in Half

How to Cut Your Work Week in Half | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

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I like the "Send a text message from a computer...". It's much quicker, I personally lose lots of times on typing my iPhone...

 
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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 20, 6:34 PM


Is your life consumed by work and other necessary activities that leave you no time for living?


Are you a slave to your business and its needs 24/7?


Can you imagine a life where your business can operate successfully with much less input than it currently demands from you?


Would you willingly adopt suggestions, such as those outlined in this excellent article, which could effectively half your work week with very little effort?


Paul O'Dwyer's curator insight, November 23, 4:09 PM

Make a commitment to cut your work week in half for 2015.  And start by adjusting now leading up to the new year...

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Executive coaching for organisational change

Executive coaching for organisational change | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
How can organisations best utilise coaching to adapt to change? Can technology provide answers in the future? Dimitrios Tsivrikos of University College London explains all.

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"...In fact, Lambert and Barley (2002) conducted a study which found that client readiness accounted for 40% of the variance in coaching effectiveness outcomes...." - how true...


And  let's do not forget those who are "sent" into the coaching process, do not want anything from it, and - somehow, perhaps due to the coach's careful approach and patience and excellent capacity to be able to hear the "inner music" - who are finding something to work on  and also the joy & fun to do so... that's an even more important challenge...    

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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 2:46 AM

Orgs spend >$2bn a year on coaching services, 82% of British orgs use it for leadership devt, ~ CIPD.  Can't all be wrong!

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 21, 2:53 AM

Coaching , as being especially helpful, during times of change!

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The Road Not Taken: Why I Joined My Father’s Company

The Road Not Taken: Why I Joined My Father’s Company | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Story telling on its best...:-)))

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15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent - Dr. Peter Fuda

15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent - Dr. Peter Fuda | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →

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A good one...:-)))

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Malcolm Gladwell Says All Great Jobs Have These 3 Qualities

Malcolm Gladwell Says All Great Jobs Have These 3 Qualities | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The popular author says energizing work is meaningful, which comes from having three distinct traits.
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"Energizing work is meaningful, which comes from having three distinct qualities:

- complexity

- autonomy

- clear relationship between efforts and reward..."

 

It seems not too overwhelming to check and make these three "available" - at least on paper... in practice each line has books of "how tos...", of course...:-)))

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A Company President Connects Executive Coaching to Effective Leadership

A Company President Connects Executive Coaching to Effective Leadership | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Ravila Gupta is president of Umicore USA, a global materials technology company with 16 sites in North America. In my interview with her, which can be read in full here, Gupta describes how executive coaching has helped her grow as a leader.

An executive coach holds up a mirror that enables you to see yourself as you are, and as others see you. Through this process, you find answers from within.


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"...A good executive coach won’t tell you what to do or provide you the solutions. Instead, he or she draws solutions out of you. An executive coach holds up a mirror that enables you to see yourself as you are, and as others see you. Through this process, you find answers from within..." - the opinion of a "user"...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, November 11, 2:24 AM

Good coaching achieves a return significantly higher than the investment, says CEO.

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9 Books That Malcolm Gladwell Thinks Everyone Should Read

9 Books That Malcolm Gladwell Thinks Everyone Should Read | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The books that have made the writer who he is.
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There are some good ones...:-))) Lewis is also my favorite since the Liar's poker...

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How To Recover When Stress Builds Up

How To Recover When Stress Builds Up | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full....


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I like the illustration very much...:-)))

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 3, 8:44 AM

(From the article): Because recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full.

Tom Wojick's curator insight, November 3, 10:32 AM

Good article and I recommend the book, The Power of Full Engagement, for an in depth understanding of the WHY, What, and How of Recovery.  The science of periodization is the science of recovery.

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The Leadership Playbook: Practice Compassion

The Leadership Playbook: Practice Compassion | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Great leaders are compassionate.
I know a great leader who had an employee in trouble. It was rather serious financial trouble, and it jeopardized her family. She wasn’t a top performer. She wasn’t anyone’s favorite. But she was one of his people, and he did what was necessary to help her out of her financial jam.
I know another great leader who helps people who don’t perform well into other roles. Sometimes those roles are within his company. Other times, he helps them find their way into new companies where they can be successful. He doesn’t throw people out on to the street. He cares about people.
You’ve no doubt heard stories like these–or you have taken similar decisions yourself. Maybe you’ve done what you believed to be right, even when it wasn’t popular, and even when you have stood alone.
Compassion isn’t walking a mile in someone’s shoes. Compassion isn’t the mental process of understanding intellectually what another person is going through.

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Well, agree... though I have a good dose of scepsis for general utilisation... the question is in which extent compassion if learnable (if  actually somebody already wants to learn it... - which will be the first obstacle to fight off...)

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David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 1:33 AM

"Compassion is feeling in your heart what the other person feels in their heart." ~ S Anthony Iannarino

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This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think - Wired

This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think - Wired | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
According to Minerva Project, the primary purpose of a university isn’t to prepare students for a career. It’s to prepare them for life.

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"...the primary purpose of a university isn’t to prepare students for a career. It’s to prepare them for life..." - well, interesting idea...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 1:47 AM

Life should come before career!

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How To Manage Every Personality Type

How To Manage Every Personality Type | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
We've identified the most effective way to lead employees of every personality type.

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Am MBTI primer...:-))) 

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, November 6, 2:30 PM

Incredibly important for leaders when looking at your staff!

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How to Live Longer: 4 Tips to Live to 100 Years Old

How to Live Longer: 4 Tips to Live to 100 Years Old | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Score anti-aging secrets from one of the healthiest women in America, 92-year-old Deborah Szekely, the founder of the modern spa movement.
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Eat fresh & healthy, exercise plenty and give time to time & friends...:-)))

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How Everyone Gets Pavlov Wrong

How Everyone Gets Pavlov Wrong | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Michael Specter on a new biography of the Russian scientist. “Pavlov’s lab was essentially a physiology factory, and the dogs were his machines.”

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Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Long story of Pavlov... just if you have a little bit more time than usual (i.e. (almost) never...)... but if you have it will worth your time...:-)))

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 20, 11:00 AM

some historical analysis of Pavlov's work!

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10 Instinctive Decisions You Will Regret Forever

10 Instinctive Decisions You Will Regret Forever | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect... except the dots that mark the choices you didn't make and the risks you didn't take.

Here are ten choices you will someday regret having made:

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Guess how many you actually have already committed...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 1:50 AM

Life is about choices. How to choose wisely, by Jeff Haden.

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It Ain't All Sunshine and Roses: 4 Personal Development Pitfalls to Watch out For

It Ain't All Sunshine and Roses: 4 Personal Development Pitfalls to Watch out For | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Sometimes this whole personal development thing doesn’t seem like all it’s cracked up to be. Actually, it is though…taking an interest in creating our most desired life, and reaching our max potential, is a worthy way to spend our time.


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Steady, continuous job... this self-development business... with ups and downs... as time goes by, with more and more ups... but never without downs... they are also part of the game... you will never have a 100% perfect life, sans faille, never... you are human, not a robot... but you might approach this ideal state more and more... the more you have your focus on the dynamic balance of your life, on the resilience, on the anticipation, on the balanced evaluation & assessment, on the anti-fragility of yours, the more free you will be on your journey...  

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The Leader Who Wasn't There

The Leader Who Wasn't There | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as little as 20 seconds according to some experts. Leaders in many organizations are stretched to breaking; juggling meetings, emails, inquiries and issues. As we manage the task in front of us we are already considering the next or perhaps mulling over a more complex issue that awaits our attention.

This frantic mental traffic puts us into a sort of trance. We see without seeing. We listen without hearing. We are here but not present. We may be in the room but our mind is in some faraway place or time.

So what does this mean in practical terms?

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Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

"And let’s face it..

it’s hard to be an effective leader…

if you’re not there."


"As we manage the task in front of us we are already considering the next or perhaps mulling over a more complex issue that awaits our attention.

This frantic mental traffic puts us into a sort of trance. We see without seeing. We listen without hearing. We are here but not present. We may be in the room but our mind is in some faraway place or time."


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John Michel's curator insight, November 15, 10:35 AM

When we give the gift of presence we make a critical investment in our relationships and our leadership.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 15, 11:27 PM

I love

Presence says – “I see you.”

Presence says – “I hear you”

Presence says – “You matter”

Presence says – “I care.”


Being present is a choice. As Nigel Risner says "when you're in the room, be in the room."

Dixie Binford's curator insight, November 17, 9:36 AM

This is especially true for our education leaders.

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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Hmmmm... who is right?

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How cultures around the world make decisions

How cultures around the world make decisions | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.
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Some interesting examples and comparisons about the effect of cultural traits/habits on everything...

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HR Pipeline: Help Leaders Find Their Role in Innovation

HR Pipeline: Help Leaders Find Their Role in Innovation | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
CCL uses five leader levels to help clarify leadership development priorities - and we've looked at how this translates into innovation roles and skills.
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It's a dense one... something to ponder about a little bit...:-)))

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20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Do you feel like a failure sometimes? Don't worry, here are 20 signs that you are probably succeeding a lot more than you think you are.
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There are some interesting point beside the trivial ones (like "You are happy...")

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Marianne Williamson: We Can Reach Our Full Potential at Any Age

Marianne Williamson: We Can Reach Our Full Potential at Any Age | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
For 20 years, Marianne Williamson has been a pioneer on the front lines of a worldwide spiritual movement aimed at creating a global shift in collective consciousness. Last year, at age 61, Marianne stepped out of her comfort zone and ran for office in California's 33rd Congressional District. Find out why she says age shouldn't stop us from taking risks.

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Good news... Just telling that (on my map) I did not need neither God nor other very spiritual means to know it's true... What: let me repeat: "We can reach full potential at any age... and we are always starting something... (quoted Jobs)"... the break ads are going to your nerve but survive it...

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David Hain's curator insight, November 2, 7:52 AM

Marianne Williamson - always worth listening to.

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Top 14+ key elements in reducing resistance to change

Top 14+ key elements in reducing resistance to change | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Top 14+ key elements in reducing resistance to change - change management. Reducing employee resistance to change - Torben Rick

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Like the metaphor...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 1:43 AM

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” HP Lovecraft, via @torbenrick

Karl Wabst's curator insight, November 3, 2:01 PM

The idea that fears are a huge problem during organizational change is only half of the story.


Fear is only there to make us aware that we need to pay attention. It does not mean stop!

 

Good change leaders take psychology and neuroscience into account. Note there are at least two choices.

 

Fear triggers the fight or flight response.


There may be the impulse to run away or to try to ignore the need to change and to keep doing what you always did.  

 

A good leader knows that there is also opportunity in fear. Employees may be motivated to pay attention and fight to get to a new destination.

 

Fear of the unknown makes some people run and hide. It makes others into leaders.

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, November 6, 9:45 AM

Para salir de nuestra Zona de costumbres, hábitos o limitaciones

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The Core Incompetencies of the Corporation

The Core Incompetencies of the Corporation | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Large organizations of all types suffer from an assortment of congenital disabilities that no amount of incremental therapy can cure. First, they are inertial. They are frequently caught out by the future and seldom change in the absence of a crisis. Deep change, when it happens, is belated and convulsive, and typically requires an overhaul of the leadership team. Absent the bloodshed, the dynamics of change in the world’s largest companies aren’t much different from what one sees in a poorly-governed, authoritarian regime – and for the same reason: there are few, if any, mechanisms that facilitate proactive bottom-up renewal.


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Excellent... somewhat unique approach to look at the causes of problems with large corporations...

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David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 1:48 AM

Change needs a #ManagementShift!