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Jason Dyba: 7 BAD Leadership Tips

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RT @JasonDyba: 7 BAD leadership qualities that I'm learning to overcome: http://t.co/mlD6JoDl...
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Master Time Management From Inside Out - Lolly Daskal | Leadership Development

Master Time Management From Inside Out - Lolly Daskal | Leadership Development | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Each one of us has 24 hours to our day, 18,400 unique minutes. How we master our time makes a big difference.
Time management is an art. It involves efficiency and productivity with a focus on our goals.
It is not about filling every moment with busy work, but rather organizing our time around what is important.
Successful leaders master their time from inside out:
Value time: Time is precious for each of us and it is a valuable resource.We should not spend it unwisely or give it away. Leaders who are masters of time know when to put a stop to activities that do not contribute to their purpose.
David Hain's insight:

'Time is the most valuable thing that a person can spend. Spend it wisely and master it from within.' ` @LollyDaskal

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 2, 8:52 AM

Time management is something we can all use help with.

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Building a World-Class Organization Through Values Based Leadership

Building a World-Class Organization Through Values Based Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In this episode of the future of work podcast, Harry and I chat about his experiences being the CEO of 60,000 person pharmaceutical company, how to scale leadership and the importance of corporate culture, employee engagement and Harry’s four principles of values-based leadership which include humbleness and humility.
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Useful podcast for leaders!

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Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility'

Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility' | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The very same hunger that drives them to do big things leaves them starved and emotionally emaciated in the end. And the same drive to “put a dent in the universe” leaves a dent in them, their families and their organizations. I’ve also noticed that most of them, toward the end of their lives, experience a genuine hell on earth, which is to be in irreversible decline while others take over the alpha spot. (The scene is captured in Shakespeare’s King Lear, when the vain monarch rants, under a raging storm, against the vain daughters who supplanted him.)

“Kings are history’s slaves,” Tolstoy wrote. Fate uses them up, like gasoline, like food or water, along the way to wherever it will take us. The kings only discover at the end that they were mere fuel that would be replaced impersonally and inevitably by other fuel.
David Hain's insight:

Do you finish at the top, or find a healthier transition?

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Getting future talent ready with digital - Changeboard Blog

Getting future talent ready with digital - Changeboard Blog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
According to McKinsey, social business has the ability to unlock productivity gains of 20-25% for all employees. What steps can you take to future-proof your organisation in the rapidly evolving digital world? Paul Harrison, managing partner of Carve Consulting, explores.
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Mobilegeddon is nearly upon us! Are you prepared?

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Navigating Change: A Leader's Role - Center for Creative Leadership

Navigating Change: A Leader's Role - Center for Creative Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The effects of change are felt up, down, and around our organizations. Change can be seen as positive or negative, exciting or demoralizing, vital or unnecessary, easy or difficult-often all of the above.

The role of mid- and senior-level leaders in making change happen is critical. Managers of teams, projects, departments, and functions are in a unique and powerful position. These are the leaders who must translate the vision of change from the C-Suite to the ground troops, help direct reports navigate the emotions of change and transition, and influence change agents to generate alignment and commitment for the change effort to be successful.

How can managers become better equipped to steer their organizations and their people through change?
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Useful! White paper from the Center for Creative Leadership on leading change effectively.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 7:54 AM

"To gain the desired results from a new direction, system, or initiative, organizations need the benefit of change leadership along with change management. " ~ CCL

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 27, 11:46 AM

I am a great fan of the Center for Creative Leadership and this article is representative of some of the ideas you will find there.

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 29, 3:18 AM

I like the model on page 2 of the report It very well simplify's the difference between change leadership and change management.

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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, PhD
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10 theories, 5 minutes - good ratio!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 18, 1:11 PM

Excellent discussion of leadership theory. The key is there is no singular answer for every situation however the more you know about each the better hybrid you can adapt and engage from for yourself. Well worth listening to and digesting.

Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, April 18, 6:43 PM

A great overview of 10 leadership theories. 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 20, 7:19 AM

spare 5 mins especially if you consider yourself a leader!

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The best part of leading!

The best part of leading! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The best part of leading is bringing out the leader in others. @BTreasurer

David Hain's insight:

If you can't see in others what they can't see in themselves, you'll fnd it hard to #lead!

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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 17, 6:26 PM

I love David Hains insight. Helping people to discover their gifts (talents) and then enhance them is the number one role of leadership

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 18, 1:15 PM

Very eye opening statement. If this is not your desire in leading then perhaps you shouldn't be leading! Food for thought!

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 21, 6:33 PM

This is powerful....

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Changing the nature of board engagement | McKinsey & Company

Changing the nature of board engagement | McKinsey & Company | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

If there’s one overriding theme, it’s that boosting effectiveness isn’t just about spending more time; it’s also about changing the nature of the engagement between directors and the executive teams they work with.

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How the best board directors operate ~ McKinsey

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Delighting in the possible | McKinsey & Company

Delighting in the possible | McKinsey & Company | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Habits of mind
Uncertainty can’t be solved with pat procedures; it takes new habits of mind to lead the possible. In our experience, three such habits stretch the capabilities of leaders and help them not only to lead the possible but also to delight in it. ~ McKinsey

David Hain's insight:

In a complex world, maybe we have to change our model of leadership?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 8, 11:59 AM

I agree with David Hain's comment. It really is time to change our leadership models. The future will require some new ways of looking at the world and our relationships within this world. Small thinking is so old school. However, we must learn from our mistakes not ignore them.

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 10, 1:10 AM

I like the graphic and the article. I highly recommend Benjamin and Rosamund Zander's book The Art of Possibility

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Study Reveals 4 Leadership Trends In Dealing With Complexity

Study Reveals 4 Leadership Trends In Dealing With Complexity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
No longer is it enough to rely upon the leadership and managerial principles instilled upon you after initially arriving at your position years ago. Technology has changed, which means how you go about communicating and inspiring others has changed, as well.
David Hain's insight:

"How we see the problem is the problem!" Nice point!

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Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 4, 8:33 AM

More complexity?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 4, 9:20 AM

Technology changes are NOT going to slow down so we must adapt leadership styles to incorporate the changes and maintain value structures that sustain the organization.

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Labeled leadership - what does it add?

Labeled leadership - what does it add? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

There are more than 20 different styles for just naming ‘different’ leadership approaches.

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A nice debunking of the 'leadership style' myth.  we love titles, and they help to sell books, don't they?

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Why Great Leaders Embrace Uncertainty

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

Via Anne Leong, Wise Leader™, Roger Francis
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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!

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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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Leadership By Virtue: Does holacracy need leadership?

Leadership By Virtue: Does holacracy need leadership? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The notion that holacracy is non-hierarchical proved as a nonsense.
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What;s your view about holacracy - fad, or revolutionary idea?  Or both?

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Buddhism: 50% of your State of Mind is dependent on your Posture.

Buddhism: 50% of your State of Mind is dependent on your Posture. | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When you’re depressed, make an effort to sit up, and relax. When you’re excited, make an effort to breathe.

It’s an easy way to bring your state of mind into a happier place.
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This makes sense, and you don't have to be Buddhist to apply this insight!

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ shows two very different types of leadership

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ shows two very different types of leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership in “Ultron” isn’t defined by how much power one person can wield: It’s about how much someone can bend to make sure everything doesn’t break.
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Where the first “Avengers” was about teamwork, “Ultron” is about leadership. ~ Washington Post

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Being bullied at work? How to recognise the signs and take appropriate action

Being bullied at work? How to recognise the signs and take appropriate action | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Bullying is a gradual wearing down process that makes individuals feel demeaned and inadequate, that they can never get anything right, and that they are hopeless, not only within their work environment, but also in their domestic life.
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Workplace bullying costs UK businesses alone £2bn per annum - CIPD.  What are you doing about it? 

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From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics | Coaching Leaders | 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.
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A useful HBR brief history of decision making.

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

decisions , decisions!

Elaine Cox's curator insight, April 30, 4:10 AM

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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Blog

Blog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

It is often said that people join organisations and leave managers.  How does one person have such an effect on someone else's engagement with an organisation when there are so many other factors to consider; culture, processes, values, goals etc…..  Talking to managers, it was clear that great managers can have a very powerful effect on staff engagement and performance, as can poor managers.  So what makes a great manager?

We asked over 500 managers from across the UK, to describe the best managers they had worked for. The top four characteristics of 'best managers' were:

  • respectful
  • supportive
  • empathetic
  • developed their staff

The overwhelming theme: best managers displayed good interpersonal skills and demonstrated care and concern for their staff. These managers also gave staff a sense of commitment that resulted in staff putting extra effort and time into their work.  The skills and attitudes of best managers were described as showing in trustworthiness, approachability, good listening skills, encouragement, humour, honest feedback and praise. 

David Hain's insight:

Useful survey captured by Steve Whiddett. Probably no surprises, but solid data on what makes a good manager.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 22, 10:52 AM

Totally agree with @davidhain, there are no surprises but I always recommend focus on the basics to start or restart.

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Lessons from Geese: A Better Way to Lead

Lessons from Geese: A Better Way to Lead | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When you have a leadership that is based on unity, interdependence, encouragement, loyalty and rejuvenation, you have leadership that is not only meaningful but matters.
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Want me to follow you? Tell me where we’re going...

Want me to follow you? Tell me where we’re going... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As a leader it’s important to map out where you need to go as a team to “win” – only then will you be in a position to take people on a journey with you and ensure your teams have the talented people with the right skills-set to achieve business objectives.
In such a volatile world predicting the future has become a fool’s errand. It would take a brave man or woman to stand up and talk with authority about what will happen. But this is precisely the point. Courage is exactly what is needed from the modern CEO – not the courage to say what will occur, rather the courage to admit that they don’t know for sure what will happen. Equally just shrugging your shoulders and saying ‘search me’ isn’t likely to have people thronging in support of your plan.
There is a third way – what I would call ‘point of view’. Taking a stance on what might happen, talking about your beliefs about the future threats and opportunities that confront your business – this is the currency leaders need to develop in order to gain the trust of employees and take them on a journey.
David Hain's insight:

Deep breath, hold hands, enter the jungle with fellow travellers.  Leadership today? Makes sense to me!

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Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers

Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it


The best managers make a concerted effort to get to know their employees and help them feel comfortable talking about any subject, whether it is work related or not. A productive workplace is one in which people feel safe -- safe enough to experiment, to challenge, to share information and to support one another. In this type of workplace, team members are prepared to give the manager and their organization the benefit of the doubt. But none of this can happen if employees do not feel cared about.

David Hain's insight:

Gallup Survey: - If you want engagement, forget the transactional mindset and be more human!

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 10, 8:31 AM

I don't think employees want a lot; these are basic things a  manager/ leader should provide for effective functioning !

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 11, 2:11 AM

Headline true I love David Hain's insight more than the whole article!

He says "If you want engagement, forget the transactional mindset and be more human!"

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The four horsemen of the productivity apocalypse - and other time hacks

The four horsemen of the productivity apocalypse  - and other time hacks | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Struggling to manage your time? Dan Ariely shows you how.
David Hain's insight:

Control your environment or it will control you. - Dan Ariely

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 2, 7:56 AM
The world is  working against you.

Control your environment or it will control you.


Write everything down.


 

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Leadership By Virtue: Storytelling tool in leadership

Leadership By Virtue: Storytelling tool in leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Stories are changing the way we think, act, and feel and can capture our imaginations, illustrate our ideas, arouse our passions, and inspire us.
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We all have a story, and we all love hearing stories...
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Ian Berry's curator insight, March 29, 11:18 PM

Storytelling and sharing is foundational to the new world of work. Stories other people can feel and see themselves in and that are about what is, what can be, and that inspire us to go there are the best stories.

Jaro Berce's comment, March 30, 4:39 AM
Yes we like stories ... should be used more? Yes!
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Empathy, Passion, and Progress: An Existential View of Valentine's Day

Empathy, Passion, and Progress: An Existential View of Valentine's Day | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Here you'll find a mosaic of meaning and beauty that I hope will allow and foster depth. It is my belief that the more connected one is to his/her core ~ the better one can care for their personal ecosystem.

Empathy begins with self.

1) #Love: Why We Need Each Other "Recent research reveals that people are more capable of mental novelty when thinking on behalf of others than for themselves. This has far-reaching practical implications at every level of business." Thus spoke, Daniel Pink..


6) #Love: Empathy is a muscle and can be strengthened and developed like any other muscle. One way to foster empathy is through the reading of robust fiction.


Jennifer Sertl


Via Edwin Rutsch
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Happy Valentines Day! A little light thinking among the cards and flowers...

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Where Boards Fall Short

Where Boards Fall Short | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Boards aren’t working. It’s been more than a decade since the first wave of post-Enron regulatory reforms, and despite a host of guidelines from independent watchdogs such as the International Corporate Governance Network, most boards aren’t delivering on their core mission: providing strong oversight and strategic support for management’s efforts to create long-term value. This isn’t just our opinion. Directors also believe boards are falling short, our research suggests.

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Only 22% of directors said their boards were completely aware of how their firms created value! Time for Board development?

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