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A leadership coach offers perspective why some are not taking the management track - Forbes

A leadership coach offers perspective why some are not taking the management track - Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
The reason you hear so much about succession planning is because finding good managers is harder than ever. Today's professionals are just as often saying no to management, and here are five reasons why.

Via Maya Mathias
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If what is in organizations isn't working, then there is an opportunity to lead differently.  You do not need to wait for your organization to show you a plan, hire yourself a coach and lead your way.

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Management jobs used to be sexy.  Not anymore, apparently.

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Senior Execs need to pay attention to this...

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More Creativity, Less Standardization: Why You Should Support National Opt Out Day

More Creativity, Less Standardization: Why You Should Support National Opt Out Day | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
More Creativity, Less Standardization: Why You Should Support National Opt Out Day
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Preparing students for the future in 21st Century requires more "right directed" competencies - creativity, conceptualization, innovation. 

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Investing in Yourself, Enhancing Your Leadership

Investing in Yourself, Enhancing Your Leadership | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
Thunderbird Online provides you the opportunity to enhance your personal brand by developing quality leadership skills.
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Leadership is about influence and impact in interactions.  Visionary leaders know their level of excellence AND want to continue to grow.  Here is a "Four P's of marketing" perspective to consider continuing to invest in yourself as a leader.

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Compare, Contrast, Enjoy! | The art of comparative appreciation | @MichaelJGelb

Compare, Contrast, Enjoy! | The art of comparative appreciation | @MichaelJGelb | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

By Michael J. Gelb / April 2010 Learning the art of comparative appreciation can help reinvigorate your senses, enhance your awareness and increase your pleasure in living.

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In all times, we are not separate: We all need friendship | Think Tank | Big Think

In all times, we are not separate: We all need friendship | Think Tank | Big Think | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

Part of the resilience is optimism in the tough times.  Another part is connection.  In what ways do we put ourselves in solitary confinement, pulling away when we are in tough times.  As the Stockdale Paradox shows, we all need friends when times are tough.  We all need to reach out and accept the support around us.

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Why Experts Sell Poorly - RainToday

Why Experts Sell Poorly - RainToday | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

Here in lies an opportunity for those who are willing to recognize the power of soft skills to produce hard results.  Charles H. Green explains why certain emotional skills are key to building trust and improving our ability to sell - especially when our professions depend on the strength of our expertise. 

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Neuroplasticity: You Can Teach An Old Brain New Tricks | Think Tank | Big Think

Neuroplasticity: You Can Teach An Old Brain New Tricks | Think Tank | Big Think | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

When we talk about change, in the brain, we're talking about creating new neural links, replacing the "old trick" pathway with the new "trick."  Keep learning. 

 

I love this example of the London cabbie - they can't be stumped.  And science shows "the part of the brain that holds spatial representation capacity -- is measurably larger than that of a bus driver. By driving the same route every day, the bus drivers don't need to exercise this part of the brain as much. The cabbies, on the other hand, rely on it constantly for navigation." 

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Rebuilding hearts and lives | Jenna Cooley | Solstice Coaching

Rebuilding hearts and lives | Jenna Cooley | Solstice Coaching | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

"My dream is to help women like me, who have loved and lost, to rebuild their hearts and find hope and happiness again. And they will."  Jenna Cooley

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How to Get Senior Leaders to Change | All leadership starts with self leadership

How to Get Senior Leaders to Change | All leadership starts with self leadership | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

All leadership starts with self leadership.  "Beyond Performance" book notes most executives "don't see themselves as 'part of the problem.'" 

 

Most senior executives understand and generally buy into the famous aphorism, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Prompted by HR professionals or consultants, they often commit themselves to "being the change" by personally role-modeling...

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Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain | Listen with Your Heart and Create a Positive Shift

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain | Listen with Your Heart and Create a Positive Shift | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

This article has been tweeted over 9,000 times. The advice - run away, protect yourself. A leader is someone who recognizes an opportunity to influence and create a positive impact. What if we acknowledged what we were hearing? What if we validated that someone is feeling the way they are, and it was normal... but was the negatively necessary? Think of this from your perspective in those moments when you default into a negative thought. Don't you want to be heard, validated, and acknowledged? I bet when you feel you are, you feel less negative and more willing to address what is bothering you. So it all starts with self leadership.

 

Sure, exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. There are recommendations in the article to "defend yourself."  I would add open your heart: Listen deeply for a need under the statements.  Talking "negativety" is a habit; it's not the person. Tap into your heart and listen to appreciate.  Sometimes the greatest gift is to be heard.  

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5 Reasons Why Optimists Make Better Leaders - Forbes

5 Reasons Why Optimists Make Better Leaders - Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders are optimistic by nature. Some notable leaders are profiled along with the 5 traits of an optimistic leader.
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Few bad bosses. Improve well-being of the many bosses who are bad at their jobs - Forbes

Few bad bosses. Improve well-being of the many bosses who are bad at their jobs - Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

Did you know "three out of every four people report that their boss is the most stressful part of their job?"  You can start to see the ripple effect into relationships, families, communities.  “The good news is that there are proven assessment and training methods to improve the well being and performance of bosses and those who work for them, and we must make training them a priority.”

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5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

We are in times in need of greater trust and transparency from leader (and that is everyone who interacts with anyone). We want to be aware of what is real and true.  

 

"We are all living during a time when people want and expect their leaders to be more human, less perfect and at times a bit vulnerable – regardless of hierarchy or rank."   Agreed!

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The Art of Loneliness | Practicing "Detached Involvement"

The Art of Loneliness | Practicing "Detached Involvement" | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
Humans experience joy in a multitude of ways, yet the varied forms of suffering—death, divorce, separation—return to one root principle: loss.
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In Energy Leadership, we talk about "detached involvement," as being fully engaged in the process without being attached to an outcome. On my path to higher conscious living and leading, I'm working on this. I can think to a number of times when I wanted something (or to be with someone) so much that I felt anxious in not knowing how things would work out. The fixation creates anxiety and sense of helplessness.  It is true, and I'm speaking from experience, you empower yourself when you let go of outcomes and be present in the process, in the moment without needing resolution. 

 

Just think about this: "We really do not have a lot of days on this earth; every one we spend restless is one we could have spent enjoying being alive."

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The Creative Benefits Of Exploring The Uncomfortable | Create New Pathways - Mind and Leadership

The Creative Benefits Of Exploring The Uncomfortable | Create New Pathways - Mind and Leadership | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
At Grey New York, someone had the radical idea that to be creative, you need time to think creatively and not be at the mercy of relentless calendar invites. Our boss, Tor Myhren, agreed and instituted the Thursday Morning No-Meeting Zone from 9 a.m.
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We often aspire to becoming competent in what we do, and that can offer a comfort zone in which to work. As one who has "taken the road less traveled" more than one, I agree with the author that there are benefits to getting outside the comfort zone.  It is in getting lost (in whatever way you choose to do it) that you create new paths. 

 

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5 Important Things the Mayans Got Right | Happy People Create | Forbes

5 Important Things the Mayans Got Right | Happy People Create | Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

A "what's right" in the world perspective and some inspiration for your personal leadership - in whatever organization you are a part. 

 

I am reminded by the author that Happy people create!

 

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Why “Multicultural Society” Is a Logical Impossibility | We evolve society integrating cultures | Big Think

Why “Multicultural Society” Is a Logical Impossibility | We evolve society integrating cultures | Big Think | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

At first I disagreed with the author that we cannot have a multi-cultural society. And then I thought some more about what we get when multiple cultures make up a system (e.g. society). We evolve the system through the synthesis of the multiple cultures.

 

We all are parts of many cultures - self, family, community, company, nation. The systems to which we belong have norms, values, behaviors that identify them. We can choose to integrate or not into different systems; we may feel that we assimilate more or less into them depending on the time and energy we choose to commit.

 

I believe as we open our minds to crossing cultures, we evolve society to reconcile differences and see ways to synthesize those into a new whole. This is taking a higher conscious perspective, believing we are all connected in truth and we create separation.

 

As we open ourselves to understanding self and others, we start to reconcile paradoxes of cultural difference we encounter – how this is true AND this is true. As we do, our consciousness expands to hold both. We evolve; the systems evolve.

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How Optimism Creates Resilience | Think Tank | Big Think

Our ability to integrate realism about an event with an attitude and confidence to believe we can pull through is the paradox explained here.

 

As we teach in Energy Leadership practices, we can take any event we are seeing as "painful" and find other ways to interpret it.  As we look at things differently, our experience of them changes. 

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What we can learn from how animals choose leaders : NPR

Interesting to see leadership selection in the Animal Kingdom and how we resemble (or not) the process.

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If You Have To Fail -- And You Do -- Fail Forward - Forbes

If You Have To Fail -- And You Do -- Fail Forward - Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it
How the most successful people have made failing into an art form.

 

"Great innovation, like great people, typically is not born; it is the result of trial and error. The phrase, “Be patient, God isn’t finished with me yet” is a healthy mantra for most of us—and most of our new ventures."

 

Believe in this: Go into any new venture, stage of life, whatever knowing there is no such thing as failure - only feedback and the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

Higher conscious individuals see everything as opportunity.  In fear and doubt (lower energetic profiles), it's hard to even see the possibilities.  Energy Leadership(TM) coaching offers a path to embrace the creative possibilities of innovation without fear.

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Innovation in Classroom | Kolbe Begins Breakthrough Middle School Study

Innovation in Classroom | Kolbe Begins Breakthrough Middle School Study | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

Role model for cooperative efforts and innovation in classrooms!

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INSEAD Knowledge: Add Energetic Profile to Personality as indicator of leadership success

INSEAD Knowledge: Add Energetic Profile to Personality as indicator of leadership success | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

“Leadership success has to do with the way people think, the way they feel, the way they behave. This is more than charisma; this is our “default behaviour”. The way we see ourselves, the way we act…personality is a good indicator of leadership success."  There is a direct relationship between Energetic Profile (iPEC) to success and satisfaction in all areas of life, including potential to lead effectively.

 

No amount of executive training will make a leader out of a follower, but it can make a promising leader better…provided he’s willing to put in the effort and take a good long look into his soul.

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Inspire others to be what they can be | 7 traits inspiring leaders| Forbes

Inspire others to be what they can be | 7 traits inspiring leaders| Forbes | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

Each of us can be for someone else what Emerson offered as our "chief want:" someone who will inspire us to be what we can be.

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What is so Exciting about Exciting Jobs?—The Psychology and Management of Excitement at Work and Elsewhere

What is so Exciting about Exciting Jobs?—The Psychology and Management of Excitement at Work and Elsewhere | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

All in the name of increasing engagement.  Find your excitement on the job.  Create excitement that enhances engagement in your programs. 

 

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The "fabric of our thoughts": transmission of emotions and feelings

The "fabric of our thoughts": transmission of emotions and feelings | Coach Leadership | Scoop.it

More than exchange of information, the transmission of emotions. Can We Have Brain-to-Brain Communication? | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think

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