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There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation, hard work,
and learning from failure.
Another post on thevalue of failure from a respected writer. Must be something in it...
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"Boring and safe rarely lead to connection. Connection happens when humanity asserts itself. If there’s no connection, if the links aren’t made, then no art occurred.” (Seth Godin, The Icarius Principle, p.57)
Catch the TV Show, should be lively.
#SoMe over the past few years.
How social media has transformed our lives and the practice of leadership particularly in the present turbulent and volatile times.
One of the Top 5 questions people ask me is does it matter if your leaders are sold on social and the answer is YES!
If the C-Suite doesn't show an example, bad stuff follows, internally and externally. Get them on the bus!
Everyone has had the experience of being a follower. Everyone. Because from the time you were a tiny toddler you were a follower of the adults around you.
We all need a sounding board, most of us need to be challenged and everyone benefits from the perspsctive of others about their talents.
A good article designed to remind us of the value of others in helping us overcome our fear of being fabulous
Thoughtful leaders are truly respected. Here are six traits that make them so admired.
Can't go very far wrong with these attributes...
FDR's struggle to recover and rehabilitate himself challenged Roosevelt to become a different person.
There is no dawn without the darkness!
Character for leaders is more than thinking good thoughts; it is acting on them especially in times of extreme hardship.
The underlying philosophy of servant leadership is important to grasp.
Though it may at first glance seem to be an issue of semantics, the distinction between a leader who serves and a servant who leads is a fundamental one. What separates servant-leadership from other discussions of leadership is that it takes the approach of leadership not being the end-all, but instead a vehicle for the service of others. As Robert Greenleaf pointed out, “The servant-leader is servant first….It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.”
In other words, for the servant-leader, leadership is a means to an end rather than being an end to itself.
A self -examination by Matt Monge on the importnace and insight of leadership reflection.
Most leaders in today’s workplace could use a fresh start. Finding the right leadership style takes time. But when you are mindful of how you are leading and why people are reacting in the ways that they do (both positively and negatively) – this makes your leadership journey a much more focused treasure hunt for success and ultimate significance.
What should you stop/start/continue doing? Simple and effective leadership review questions.
If you have something you really want done, and you’re ready to commit your life to it, you can have an enormous impact on the world. If your goal is to be rich, powerful and famous, but you don’t know how — look out. Type I leaders are in the game for their own rewards. Type II leaders are in it for what they want to build. In today’s culture of extraction — where the rich take from the poor — Type I leaders are common, and increasingly distrusted and shunned.
Type II leaders are more rare and in more demand.
A take on the age old ntaure and nuture debate about leadership.
An Olympic gold medal athlete must acclimate in a new country before they compete. They prepare within the new altitude and climate so they can function at their personal best within that particular environment. In the same way, an executive or change leader1 embarking on a strategy implementation will need to acclimate to be successful – understanding and adjusting to execute the strategy within the culture.
Nice article with model and case study.
Surefire tips for stamping out morale and making sure you get the least out of your employees.
Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.
Several good tips on how to help overcome resistance to change
What does it really take to make a life in the bush of Alaska as a Professional Wilderness Guide? It takes the determination to...
"Grace is the beautiful canvas our purpose is written on" LOvely quote, excellent post!
A conversation with Johann Gauthier (http://www.nothingbutexcellence.net) about how #HRockstars (https://plus.google.com/communities/111166240740728636143) c...
Feel the energy, then go to G+ and join the #HRockstars!
I wish to thank @NoraWhalen for this outstanding opportunity to engage with her in an #infectious blissful conversation! Nora made it so very easy for myself as leader of the #HRockstars tribe to expand on my vision for the community in 2014. #HRockstars is the only tribe in the world engaged in #unstoppable #infectious connections inspired by @AchimNowak's book Infectious: Unleashing the Energetic Leader Within. Leadership and Energy is so key... everybody has an energetic leader within! In the connected economy the wealth resides in the humanity that each in everyone of us allow ourselves to embrace daily... making a dent in the universe... setting a bar just high enough to achieve #NothingButExcellence daily! To join the #HRockstars tribe movement on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111166240740728636143. I look forward with other #HRockstars tribe members to engage with YOU in #unstoppable #infectious connections!
In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a socialCEO. Two points come to mind from that speech. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe we are at the confluence of two revolutions – a social revolution and a technology revolution.” He went on to say later in the speech, “How people work and make decisions is not new, however, technology and social networks has allowed this type of sharing to happen faster, with a broader group of people and outside of traditional boundaries.”
Powerful assembly of arguments for organisations to review their learning programmes, via Dan Pontefract.
2 million Goodreads users voted these 20 books as the best in their genre for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Just in time for the holiday season, the Goodreads winners for 2013.
"So, no matter how we look at this, the growing importance of networks and networking as both a professional competency and as an organisational asset cannot be overlooked, and leaders need to start taking relationship building into account when considering the value an employee brings to the organisation, and therefore how he/she is rewarded.
Time and investment in PKM to develop these skills and competencies is a critical part of this reward mechanism."
Personal knowledge management - use it or lose in 21C.
It is through surrendering that we can finally bid farewell to anxiety and learn to see this life in a new light, one that isn’t controlled.
Are you a Stickler or a Wiggler when it comes to ethics? The Globe and Mail In my work as an ethics consultant, I find it useful to categorize people into four ethical types. It is not that one type is necessarily better than another.
What's your type when it comes ot ethics?
The team I serve on at Chick-fil-A recently completed a leadership talent review. The purpose of this exercise was to calibrate our views on current and emerging leaders, identify gaps in our leadership pipeline and create development plans for individual leaders. If you’ve not done a review like this of your leaders, I highly recommend it.
What can you do to become a next level leader?
On January 16 this year, terrorists attacked a gas plant at In Amenas in Algeria. During the four days of the hostage situation, 39 foreign workers, a security guard and 29 militants were killed.
How Statoil CEO faced up to an extreme test.
One of the most underrated parts of the creative process is remaining vulnerable says New York Times bestselling author Brenè Brown in this magical 99U talk.
Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 by Theodore Roosevelt. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Watch also Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability on TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.htmlMetaskills
Brené Brown has an amazing and scientific way to approach what is important in effective leadership to lead ourselves toward what we want and to lead others as well. Vulnerability is one of the key element of the creative process!
Large, complex organizations can’t depend on a singular leader to define and execute their strategic agendas. Instead, they need a pool of leaders who collectively have the talents, strength, and commitment to meet the demands of the marketplace.
Take the quiz and find out what kind of productive person you are warning: results might be surprising then tell your followers to see if they agree...
“You can have all ego, or all non-ego, but in theory you cannot have half one and half the other yet in practice this is exactly what you must have, for everything is both itself and not itself at one and the same time.” ~ Samuel Butler
Do you want to learn more about Ego in Leadership and how you can become a better Leader? Do you have your own suggestions on how to balance Ego in Leadership? Join Dan Forbes and Chantal Bechervaise in the ‘Lead With Giants’ tweet chat this coming Monday, December 2nd, from 7pm to 8pm EST.