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More statistics about women's leadership capabilities, in hopes of making things better for our daughters.
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Image by yopuz (license). “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” Madame Marie du Deffand Maybe the most common issue people have with personal development is that it stays a daydream.
A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker...
An article that builds on Dan Forbes scoop featured earlier on Coacching Leaders - use the Socratic method.
Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills of Socrates Forbes Building a successful venture means consistently making good decisions. The question is how to become great at making good decisions. The answer is to look to Socrates.
Nice scoop Dan!
Tom Peters, well known for known for "In Search of Excellence" (co-authored with Robert H. Waterman, Jr), speaks on what attributes great leaders require.
Re imagine !
Developing people comes first. It is the "That without which there is nothing ..."
The leader's job?
Leaders "do" people.*
What is the key to first hiring and then unleashing the full potential of Millennials and thus building your future workforce? And what exactly are we doing about The Class of 2012, 2013?
Emotionally savvy leadership CIO Magazine Let's look at five practices of leaders who genuinely use emotional intelligence to develop nimble teams and organisations that can address the challenges of ambiguity, wicked problems and resource...
Some nice tips about good leadership practice here.
In recent months I’ve talked at different times with two leaders, each facing the loss of his job because of a corporate merger or acquisition. Although their situations were the same, their responses could not have been more different.
Yet another great post about dealing with and learning from failure. There really has to be something in this idea...Fail forward!!
Each time we take a risk and it fails we have another opportunity to begin again.
Each time we face a difficulty we can stand up and try again.
Each time we plan and fail and try again, we are building inner resources.
Failure is a part of success.
Yes, failure is part of success only when we learn the lesson and change ourselves. However, too many organisations either punish failure instead of learning from it, or they "learnt" from it but fall short of making changes.
Most people are not fans of telemarketers and their agressive tactics. Still, they can teach usa thing or two about leadership. work and life.
I didn't think there was anything to be learned from telemarketers, except the quickest way to stop the conversation. Glad I read on!
As a kid, I was an overt and mean bully. As a manager, I learned ways of bullying covertly by hiding behind my authority. Although I may not have been as bad as
A tale of learning and growing in an easy to find podcast.
This is my own personal story. I hope it helps communicate the difficulty of changing bullying behavior both in our schools and places of work.
Maxwell and his team brought esperanza - hope - to Guatemala last week. See Building What matters blog by Barry Smith at @BldWhatMatters.
Are you a dealer...in hope?
5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't Forbes The secret to leadership is there aren't any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.
Nice article from Mike Myatt.
Thanks to John, David and Wise Leader! Great scoop.
From the article:
Develop Awareness– Great leaders are self aware, organizationally aware, culturally aware, contextually aware, and emotionally aware. They value listening, engaging, observing, and learning over pontificating. They value sensitivity over insensitivity and humility over hubris. Leaders who come across as if they know everything haven’t fooled anyone – except themselves.
The 5 key transitions the author proposes make you think about how great human beings we expect great leaders to be: (1) find purpose, (2) people first, (3) develop awareness, (4) shun complexity, and (5) get personal. And I could not agree more about the fact how many people assume the responsability to lead but only a few can do it well: "Average leaders spend time scaling processes, systems, and models – great leaders focus on scaling leadership".
"Every time I think of Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, the first thought in my mind is we need more like him. We are ready and in serious need of leaders to inspire us and motivate us with action as much as words.
Leadership is hard to define, mostly because it means different things to different people. We know it requires knowledge, strength and compassion. We expect leaders to be fair, to share our values and provide direction. That to me is what leaders like Mr. Mandela represent."
He will leave us some day sooner rather than later - but what a legacy!
Here's how a leader can manage their company's entrepreneurial efforts.
Remember that many of life's miracles often do not happen quickly; they require patience. Illnesses and wounds heal best with patience. Life often reveals its mysteries with patience. Difficult problems sometimes solve themselves with patience.
Apart from a good joke at the start, this article offered me a number of good tips to become more patient.
The game of life involves more rejections than selections. If you're always getting chosen, you're not shooting high enough. You get it. But, rejection still sucks.
Happens to us all - how we deal with it is the issue, and there are some good tips here.
Excellent post from Let'sGrowLeaders!
4 Ways To Handle Rejected:
1. Stop The Negative Self-Talk
The harshest words won’t come from the person doing the rejecting. They’ll likely come from you. Don’t over interpret the “rejection.”
~“I’m never going to get promoted”
~“I will never be successful at this company”
~“I don’t have what it takes”
~“I don’t know how to play the game”
~“Maybe I’m not that smart”
~“It’s too late”
~“I’m not cut out for this”
The game of life involves more rejections than selections. If you’re always getting chosen, you’re not shooting high enough. You get it. But, rejection still sucks.
Even those leaders who understand strategy and its virtues are struggling to implement. Booz & Company’s survey of 3,500 global leaders, including 550 CEOs and 325 other C-suite executives, reports a serious lack of cohesion within organizations.
Consider these staggering statistics: 54% of respondents didn’t believe their company’s strategy will lead to success. 53% couldn’t say whether their employees understood the strategy. Only a third believe the company’s core capabilities fully support the corporate strategy. Ouch!
Scary statistics - is the pace of change just too great and companies have settled for respondng rather than making things happen?
When weighing up whether to take an action that could leave us vulnerable to failing or some other form or loss (of reputation, money, social standing, pride etc), science has shown that we have an innate tendency to misjudge four core elements in...
Often we know what it is we want to do, but we still don’t do it. Why? Because we are innately risk averse and afraid of putting our vulnerability on the line. The status quo, while not particularly fulfilling, can seem like an easier, softer, less scary, option. Indeed, advances in brain imaging technology can now verify that we human beings are wired to be risk averse. In other words, we find it much easier to settle with the status quo, keep our mouths closed and our heads down rather than make a change, take a chance, or speak up and engage in what I call a “courageous conversation.”
Scientific American How to Be a Better Boss Scientific American A group of organizational psychologists at Michigan State University and the University of Akron became interested in workplace arrogance during the global banking implosion, back when...
How Renaissance People Think Scientific American (blog) According to psychologist Seymour Epstein's cognitive-experiential self-theory, humans have two parallel but interacting modes of information processing.
Are you an intuitive or rational thinker?
Another thoughtful and pertinent piece from Alli Polin.
“Mindfulness lets us absorb the richness of the moment instead of going through life with half of our attention on the past or future or our own mental Chatter."
Some really practical questions in this good article by Tal Shnall (@tshnall) about how to practice leadership mindfully.
These traits, typically associated with women, make for great leaders--whether women or men.
Diversity in leadership.
These traits, typically associated with women, make for great leaders--whether women or men.
Craig Chappelow has written about how leaders can be more successful. But he'd crack One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest before the latest business book...
This will be the first Fathers Day since my Dad passed away in November of 2012. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I still haven't deleted him from my Skype contact list.
A day late but still worth posting...
When we embrace our true potential, and do so with humanity, humility and the desire to serve the greatest good, we rekindle the most important fire of all; the fire of human potential-the fire of leading forward together!