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The Essential Role of Curiosity in Effective Leadership | Wendy Appel

The Essential Role of Curiosity in Effective Leadership | Wendy Appel | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
As a leader, curiosity is one of your most trusted allies.
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"Curiosity is a bridge to the unknown and it invites connection, ideas, innovation, intuition..." - Good... I'm just curious...:-)))  if it's really so useful, why that we are normally so little curious? Are we tired, burned-out? Or simply we are satisfied with all the beautiful knowledge we have aleady and think that "I'm fine, thank you"...

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts

A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked to the dance? I’ll be humiliated for...
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"...As metacognitive beings, we have the capacity to disentangle ourselves from our own thinking with the use of mindfulness meditation. According to a pioneer in the field, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is a mental practice of remaining present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way. At the heart of this practice is the idea that you are not your thoughts..." - Excellent definition... and not only for children...:-)))

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"Mindfulness is a mental practice of remaining present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way."

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Leading a Team into the Battlefield, Could You?

Leading a Team into the Battlefield, Could You? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Leading on the battlefield requires frontline leadership, both officers and soldiers to be team players, selfless, agile, decisive, quick and courageous.
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1. Loyalty - loyalty up, to the organisation and loyalty to the team, to the subordinates

 

2. knowledge - subject matter experts (the extraordinary expertise  (not a good knowledge in the area) as a condition sine qua non might be debatable, if he/she is not using well his/her expertise he/she can block new things (good part of his/her energy/time is to support, lead his/her team & has no time to develop in the field...)

 

3. Integrity - is really a basic one. The leader/manager is always a model of the culture. Critical is whether he/she walks his/her talk...

 

4. Courage - decision making needs it, true.

 

You know what is missing? All of the skill regarding to communication, cooperation with people (boss/boards/owners etc., peers, staff). Taking into account that a leader/manager say 40-80 % of his/her time works through people, it's - IMHO - a crying missing element... 

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Win The Heart

Win The Heart | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Leaders mistakenly believe the “soft stuff” will derail their efforts to achieve the organization’s goals – nothing could be further from the truth!
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"...Leaders mistakenly believe the “soft stuff” will derail their efforts to achieve the organization’s goals – nothing could be further from the truth!..."

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Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?

Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A shift from a transactional to a transformational form of leadership in many organizations is revolutionary. The ROI? Improved safety performance.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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"...It will also require the great effort to live and be true to the new reality..."

 
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3 components of killer facilitator guides

3 components of killer facilitator guides | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Training programs are the treasure of talent development companies and learning and development departments. They are the shiny coins in their vaults. The programs are handled by wonderful facilitators treasured for their delivery skills and enthusiasm. But, as we all know, people sometimes move on to shinier vaults when offered the opportunity and it is the objective of every company to keep the knowledge safe and sound where it belongs and prevent it from leaving when people move on.One soluti
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Kann man die Kultur einer Firma verändern, ohne die Chefs auszutauschen?

Kann man die Kultur einer Firma verändern, ohne die Chefs auszutauschen? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Kann man die Kultur einer Firma verändern, ohne die Chefs auszutauschen? Beim Medizintechnikhersteller Stryker Leibinger gelang das Kunststück. Die Geschichte einer Sanierung.

Via Michael Sabah
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That's an interesting story... Can the culture of a company be changed without to change the bosses?

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

Via Karen Dietz
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"...Manage knowledge... story is the container...", etc....:-))) At the end of the 3 minutes - besides details about a relating book - you will find interesting further links to other story telling videos...

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Uma Sundaram's curator insight, February 23, 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the book "The Circle of 9 muses"

 

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 8:10 AM

The need to take a story and put it into an appropriate avenue of communication is important especially if innovation can let us be better storytellers and engage others more effectively.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 1, 11:23 PM

The importance of storytelling for leadership!

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In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

"If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does," Jobs said, echoing research on creativity, "or else you're going to make the same connections [as everybody else], and then you won't be innovative, and then nobody will give you an award."



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"...The more varied the inputs, the more original the outputs. 

 

For Jobs, that was the problem with the conventional path of high school to college to career — it leads to conventional ideas..."



Read more:  http://uk.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-theory-of-creativity-2015-2?r=US#ixzz3SUn1mC6K

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 22, 8:43 AM

According to the psychology studies, the most creative people pursue an expansive range of experiences, which gives them the fuel for ideas. The more varied the inputs, the more original the outputs.


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Sometimes you just find out that there is no so much new under the sun...

Sometimes you just find out that there is no so much new under the sun... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In certain domains there are not so much changes...:-))) Management, management  strategy are some of them... OK, I admit, I read, hear interesting new things and, then, when I just pick an „old” book from the shelf, I am just flabbergusted how (almost) everything was already there available…
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

"..the excellent companies were, above all, brilliant on the basics. Tools didn’t substitute for thinking. Intellect didn’t overpower wisdom. Analysis didn’t impede action. Rather, these companies worked hard to keep things simple in a complex world. They persisted. They insisted on top quality. They fawned on their customers. They listened to their employees and treated them like adults..."

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Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles.

 

Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to maneuver more effectively than organizations where all insight and direction comes from the top. In short, the autocratic Commander, whether brilliant or misguided, just won’t cut it anymore.


 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Yeahhh... It's a new world...

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Becky Willmoth's curator insight, February 20, 6:08 AM

Within this article four leadership styles are discussed, with a place advocated for each. However in the digital age, the co-creator is the most desirable and rarest of the leadership styles described. Desirable as she or he generates more innovation, growth and profit. Rare as the capabilities required of this leader are complex and borne of authenticity and trust, with a preference for eco, rather than ego, systems.


To support the evolution of the co-creator, leadership development approaches should enable leaders to create broad and diverse networks, encourage them to bridge (or remove) boundaries, offer a space to relinquish control and the desire to create shared value. 

june holley's curator insight, February 20, 7:10 AM

Even though this is directed at businesses, it shows how we are moving to a network age where people want to be part of engaged networks. How do we shift our ideas about leadership to support this larger shift?. 

Shannon Banks's curator insight, February 22, 5:29 PM

Top-down leadership is no longer viable in the digital age. This article gives great context for technological reasons behind this shift.

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Solution Focus’ challenge of the future & the futures challenge of Solution Focus

Solution Focus’ challenge of the future & the futures challenge of Solution Focus | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The minister looks at his advisers while he picks up the phone. He nods with gravity and realises to himself that the three crises, which have struck the
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Beautiful dream... 

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5 Easy Ways to Improve your Mental Clarity

5 Easy Ways to Improve your Mental Clarity | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
You turn on the TV and you are bombarded with images and stories of disaster and tragedy from around the world, you are getting 100 emails a day, your fina
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Sleep... switch off... (sometimes...:-)))

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Beyond Office Politics - Leanne Hoagland-Smith explains 4 keys

Beyond Office Politics - Leanne Hoagland-Smith explains 4 keys | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Leanne Hoagland-Smith gives 4 keys to lead beyond office politics where she contends that managing people can be like herding cats.
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Office politics = the below-the surface-world and how to deal with...

 

I like very much the metaphor, it's very telling for tens of pages:

 

"Managing people is like herding cats. Beyond being terribly independent, employees can as in the swish of a cat’s tail be the best of co-workers and the next are barring teeth while plotting at the water cooler..." and


"People, like cats, when given an inch will take a mile or the entire bed...."


Metaphorically speaking: How to get enthusiastic, committed, aligned and also  skilful and friendly dogs from the herding cats...:.-)))



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Sorting Out Emotions | Caltech

Sorting Out Emotions | Caltech | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Building on previous studies targeting the amygdala, a team of researchers has found that some brain cells recognize emotions based on the viewer's preconceptions rather than the true emotion being expressed.

Via Sharrock, Sandeep Gautam
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Another, deeper roots to our biases... on the brain-cell level... well, that might be a challenge...

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 1, 4:49 PM

"These are very exciting findings suggesting that the amygdala doesn't just respond to what we see out there in the world, but rather to what we imagine or believe about the world," says Ralph Adolphs, the Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Caltech and coauthor of a paper that discusses the team's study.  "It's particularly interesting because the amygdala has been linked to so many psychiatric diseases, ranging from anxiety to depression to autism.  All of those diseases are about experiences happening in the minds of the patients, rather than objective facts about the world that everyone shares."


Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 2, 12:49 AM

emotions are the products of our mind, as much as they are of objective reality out there!

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You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works

You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Most workplaces face constant imperatives for change - from trivial-seeming matters such as installing new office printers to major ones such as implementing new policies to support diversity. The question of how to drive change, though, is perennially vexing.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

“…Muzafer Sherif and Carl Hovland identified a powerful dynamic about attitude change, and gave it a clunky name: the latitude of acceptance. Here’s how it works: We can think of any attitude on a continuum from pro to con…

 

…Wherever your own attitude along the continuum, Sherif and Hovland argued, you are willing to entertain some other views, but only within a narrow range around your own attitude—this range is the latitude of acceptance, or “OK zone.”…

 

…When attitudes are too far from our OK zone, we not only don’t buy them—we actively retrench against them…

 

If we want to change someone’s attitude, first we need to understand where that person’s OK zone is. We do this by asking questions to identify where they are on the attitude continuum right now…”…

 

I remember... this change of the printer paradigm is tough...:-)))

 

...and there is a very interesting one hour video embedded...

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 27, 1:45 PM

It’s no surprise that people resist organizational change - they are overworked and overburdened, and simply don’t have the bandwidth to embrace change. Further, they rely on habits and routines to help them meet their own work demands, and so change - which disrupts those habits and routines, and forces people to engage in new, active, and energy-demanding ways - appears highly undesirable.


An effective strategy for creating change requires several elements, but one of the most important is to convince people to alter their attitudes—to move from rejection to openness, at least, or embrace, at best. If you can create change in people’s attitudes, it’s much easier to change their behavior.


But you need to know where people's OK Zone is first and foremost. 

Damien Colmant's curator insight, March 1, 5:19 AM

Induire un changement n'est pas seulement dans les mains du boss. Nous sommes tous des leaders, en mesure d'influencer les autres à changer. Juste exiger ne suffit pas. Il faut obtenir le buy-in et y aller pas à pas. L'article illustre ceci avec un exemple.

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7 TED Talks to help you find the right job

7 TED Talks to help you find the right job | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
You want work that makes you feel happy, challenged, and like you are making a positive contribution. Talks to help you find that elusive combination.
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How Does Your Ego Impact Your Decision Making?

How Does Your Ego Impact Your Decision Making? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Do you know of anyone who has suppressed bad news to preserve their career or reputation?Or told the boss what they wanted to hear instead of the truth?Or overlooked a red flag to preserve the sense of harmony in the workplace?Most often ego is catalogued as 'good' or 'bad', but what if it's simply about your relationship with yourself? At the heart of the matter your ego, your self-esteem, self-worth and personal sense of security, chaperons your decision-making. Does the business culture have an impact on your ego?It’s absurd to pretend that the business culture doesn’t have an

Via Philippe Vallat
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"...Transformational leaders have a habit of boldly going to those shadow sides, greet the skeletons, so you can get to know yourself from every angle and so you can strengthen your comfort with being in your skin..."

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What Are Emotions, Even?

What Are Emotions, Even? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why science struggles to quantify your feelings.
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You know, this Paul Ekman business... just hearing more and more voice that it's not necessarily soooo...

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Fab Infographic: Narrative Lead Nurturing Model To Grow Business

Fab Infographic: Narrative Lead Nurturing Model To Grow Business | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Lead nurturing is the process of building effective relationships with potential customers throughout the buying journey. Lead nurturing happens across multiple channels, and for your communications…

Via Karen Dietz
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I like this as well... though, a disclaimer: it's not bad if you have some real and enjoyable content too...:-)))

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 23, 12:15 PM

This is brilliant! And makes perfect sense. We think in stories. We talk in stories. We organize our lives as narratives. But I hadn't thought about how to apply what we know about narrative to managing business leads. But "Duh!" It's a no-brainer.


So Marketo.com came up with this fab infographic that brings lead nurturing into a narrative arc, and applies story elements to their lead tracking model to make it stick.


Thanks Marketo! I hope all you readers get a kick out of this, and apply this model to gain more business.


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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John Cleese on Creativity (video from a training)

Many people think you are either born with creativity or you aren't. But John Cleese explains how to become creative. In the video, he talks about such thing...
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Marquess of Queensberry’s rules...

Marquess of Queensberry’s rules... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I read the following paragraph in the book of Frank Farrelli, The provocative therapy. The chapter the paragraph is in is about basic assumptions and one of these is entitled „Anything goes”. I was somehow captivated by the the sentences as follows: „The client’s behavior is frequently…
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"...Figuratively therapists are often bound by Marquis of Quensbury type rules while patients use the psychological equivalent of knee in the groin and thumb in the eye. The ourtcome of such a contest is not often in doubt – the the ultimate detriment of the patient...."

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Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story

Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In the beginning, finding good stories is difficult. If only because your brain keeps saying, “I can’t tell stories.” or “I’m not a storyteller.” Trust me; if you are breathing you tell stories. Th...

Via Karen Dietz
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 16, 1:51 PM

Colleague Annette Simmons, author of several ground breaking books on business storytelling, has written this terrific post helping anyone get unstuck about their stories.


This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated last week from colleague Shawn Callahan on spotting stories.


What I love about this post is how Simmons starts off -- with the hidden fear we all have about storytelling. She then gives clear directions for finding your stories that will get you over that hump.


Hey, even I freeze up when someone out of the blue asks, "So tell me one of your stories". I like all of Simmon's 4 buckets and use them to break up that frozen place I sometimes find myself in.


Enjoy this post and get story-ing!


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


A.K.Andrew's curator insight, February 18, 11:22 AM

Always good to have new ways to jumpstart your work

 

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Marcia Reynolds: The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs - YouTube

Leaders, managers, and mentors are charged with getting people to stretch their limits. However, no matter how brilliant we might be, people don’t like their...

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6 Strategies To Improve Hiring Using Data - TalentCulture

6 Strategies To Improve Hiring Using Data - TalentCulture | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Bringing in the right human resources can make or break the success of an organization. Making good hiring choices increases productivity, and improves a company’s bottom line. Making poor hiring choices can lead to costly mistakes, high turnover, and a ... Read More
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Measure 3X, choose, monitor & create 1X

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Is coaching really an easy (chocolate-) job for everybody?

Is coaching really an easy (chocolate-) job for everybody? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Voilà, the transcript word for word of a Facebook posts with all the comments about the heart of the coaching process… F. is  preparing himself for the MCC exam, A is probably (I don’t know him) an SF coach, Me, that’s me, K is an SF practitioner in Switzerland. The whole thing has been…
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"...transcript word for word of a Facebook posts..."  

 

".. "drop into the gap and access the quantum physics library..." - Pardon... whaaat?

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