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Nice take on decision making - but making a decision and learning from it right or wrong strikes me as the key thing.
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This relates to the fact that the more you practice something, the more it becomes part of your automatic reference. Don't trust your gut if you haven't educated your gut.
(From the article): "Once again, the researchers found that intuition was more effective for those with high expertise. In the intuition condition, participants with high expertise demonstrated higher task performance. In the analysis condition, those with high expertise performed no better than those with low expertise."
Sometimes some decisions are made with no logic nor intuition but just by luck. If your decision was right you can always say it was intuition while in fact is is like playing red or black at the roulette each time you have 50% chances to win.
It is easy to say “we are customer focused” and overlook subtle changes in consumer demand, or to justify cost cutting as a rational business maneuver in a tough market environment. But if these measures don’t accomplish your strategic vision or sync with the reality of your customer, there is little hope for leading the market.
Stay tuned in to your customers when you start making changes, or they may decide you're no longer relevant.
If there is one trait that virtually all effective leaders have, it is motivation – a variety of self-management whereby we mobilize our positive emotions to drive us toward our goals. Motivated leaders are driven to achieve beyond expectations – their own and everyone else’s. The key word here is achieve.
Goleman on the importance of intrinsic #motivation for #leaders.
This article will be of interest to professionals who hold leadership roles and/ or responsibilities
Ten Leadership Lessons from Mozilla CEO Firing. Brendan Eich saga is representative of challenges and changes facing 21st century leaders in all sectors.
Great #leadership #development points here.
The signs that you are a brave leader and what it takes to rise to the challenge
The metaphor 'Eagle Eyes' is an apt characterization of someone who is highly evolved emotionally and spiritually.
Wouldn't it be great if we could teach managers how to coach? What one book, website, or other resource would you recommend to a busy yet motivated manager who wants to learn how to be a better coach?
The following is a collection of their responses. Bookmark it, print it, and share it with others. Pick one resource that you didn’t know about and review it yourself. We can all learn something new when it comes to the art and science of coaching.
great list of books on mentoring , coaching etc...
Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On TIME Into Thin Air · It's Mary Barra's GM Now. What made him such an extraordinary leader? And does modern research back up his methods?
Some great lessons from a great man.
טיפים למנהיגות מצליחה, כאלה שכולם מסכימים להם
Basic reminders on leadership traits that stand the test of time.
Linda Graham, author of Bouncing Back shares with us what we can do to wire a more resilient brain.
Being Mr Bounce! We need to learn more about this, for ourselves, our staff and our kids.
I find this stuff fascinating and here Linda offers some further insights! If you are interested in becoming more resilient as you develop your leadership, have a read!
Neuroscience is contributing considerably to a greater understanding of what mindfulness and resiliency are all about for people.
Whether you’ve heard of them or not, two gurus from the early 20th century still dominate management thinking and practice — to our detriment. It has been more than 100 years since Frederick Taylor, an American engineer working in the steel business, published his seminal work on the principles of scientific management. And it has been more than 80 years ago since Elton Mayo, an Australian-born Harvard academic, produced his pioneering studies on human relations in the workplace. Yet managers continue to follow Taylor’s “hard” approach — creating new structures, processes, and systems — when they need to address a management challenge.
A raft of psychological studies have looked into why we put things off and how to stop. Here are the top takeaways.
I'm going to start using these tomorrow!
Interesting ideas to beat procrastination.
This principle points to a tension which exists in all leadership decisions. The return on investment for any opportunity doesn’t come until after the investment has been made. Sometimes that’s a long time following the initial investment.
With opportunity comes cost - are you attending to both sides?
New research from Harvard Business School suggests executives who make deliberate choices experience satisfaction in both their personal and professional lives.
Top WLB tips from HBS survey
Since we're all more likely to do business and build professional and personal relationships with people we like, we're naturally drawn to people who are polite, modest, agreeable, kind. In short, people who are charming.
I know a bunch of them too, and here's how they do it:
Top tips form Jeff Haden on how to charm people - genuinely.
I've learned the curse of the native eye extends beyond the work of a foreign correspondent. It relates to all of us, in our lives and in our offices, every day. We stop seeing what's odd, unusual or special about our environment. We take for granted how things are done. And we stop questioning the parts of the status quo that would strike any outsider as downright silly.
Snap out of the trance of routine to check out what's really going on around you.
Only a very few companies might be ready to embrace concepts such as holacracy in a serious and all-encompassing manner and to dance to this new rhythm. And although being around for about 10 years, holacracy still has to demonstrate its effectiveness on a broader and a sustainable manner.
Fail to manage your boss and you fail to manage your career, or your environment!
The only way you can ever expect to be more and do more with your life is to understand that sometimes, you have to be willing to go above and beyond what
Great story about not accepting the status quo from @JohnEMichel
Shifting focus to strengths can be powerful.
How can you anticipate and prevent derailment in your leadership-development pipeline? By asking questions that assess leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.
Spencer Stuart, the global executive search consulting firm, compiled a list of 15 questions to judge leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.
Helpful ideas you can use for developing leaders.
Want to Be a Better Leader? Deepen Trust Huffington Post The foundation of leadership is trust. You can lead without trust if you base your leadership on fear. Arguably, this is coercion, not true leadership.
Companies are born, they’re established or formed, they grow and develop, they reach maturity, they begin to decline and age and – if nothing is done to refresh them and align them to the market – they eventually die. This is the nature of people (except we can’t be revived!), of products and of organisations and yet many of the businesses I work with are not aware that a lifecycle misalignment with their customers is one of their biggest reasons for falling sales.
Excellent explanation on what organisations have to overcome to grow. Thanks Rob Peters!
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Fair warning – it’s not an easy task. And it does require certain skills...
Leadership in 4-D. And the fourth dimension makes all the difference.
Some helpful perceptions on what it takes to be a leader! I loved the use of the word 'Devotion', as leadership is about being people-focused and caring for those that you lead and look to develop as leaders!
Like all of you, I’ve had experiences where I had unwittingly offended or hurt someone. I have blind spots (these behaviors can cause problems in relationships because we aren’t aware of them). In each case, I sensed something was amiss and was able to address the reaction of the other person by asking for feedback.
I never intend to cause pain or suffering to others, so it’s important for me to hear others’ experience of me. I’ll admit it’s hard to ask for feedback because of my fear of what I’ll hear and how I might react.
That sounds very silly when I write it down. Because I know that feedback is like medicine; it may not taste very good in the moment, but over the long run it will make me a healthier (and better) person and leader.
Little by little, asking for feedback can break down those ego barriers that exist between yourself and others.
Like any gift, how you respond drives what you get next time.
A new study finds that great coaches don't focus on finding and fixing their team's weaknesses. They do this instead.
Positive coaching activates important neural circuits. Why you should add it to your armoury.
Voltaire, the writer, philosopher, admonishes us to judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Here are 24 Thought Provoking Questions.
A good start to leading a self-examined life.
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These questions remind me of the Parker Palmer quote: "Who is the [person] that lives this life?" It is the last one we attend to.
Imagine this: You have great ideas, a lot of self-motivation, and you are ready to get started! Well, almost... Details are not your forte. Not only that, you have no interest in them, much less troubleshooting your project.
Analytics as leaders and followers - how to get the best.