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Redefining leadership will solve society's big problems - The Guardian

Redefining leadership will solve society's big problems - The Guardian | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The Guardian Redefining leadership will solve society's big problems The Guardian Many big businesses have been run for the past 20 years by the L'Oreal generation: those whose interest in short-term profits was outstripped only by their interest...
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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

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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!

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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

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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.
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"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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Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Though it may be particularly hard for leaders to embrace uncertainty after years of being taught to display confidence, there is a clear business benefit in doing so. Research has shown that over-confident CEOs make overly risky decisions, often at the expense of their shareholders. Leaders who are able to come to terms with uncertainty and communicate it to employees may avoid such bad decisions.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Kevin Watson
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Leaders feel the fear, do it anyway, and better still, share it!

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 12, 8:09 AM

Truth, transparency and vulnerability are the qualities of any great leader today - especially those who want to build trust.

george_reed's curator insight, February 12, 3:05 PM

For an excellent exploration of this topic, consider Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership by Phillip Clampitt and Robert DeKoch.

Don Lowe's curator insight, February 15, 5:24 PM

It's amazing how difficult it is for people to use the phrases:"I don't know", "I need help", or "I was wrong".


But who would you rather work with or for...

1. Someone who, faced with a challenge they don't understand, pretends to know the answers (to give you confidence in their leadership)....or...

2. Someone who asks for your help when they  recognise they are in a situation that is beyond their level of competence?


Knowing (and admitting) when you're incompetent - perhaps the most important leadership competence!

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February 2015 Top 100 #Leadership Experts to #Follow on #Twitter

February 2015 Top 100 #Leadership Experts to #Follow on #Twitter | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
This is a list of the top 100 recommended leadership experts to follow on Twitter for February 2015.

Via Rami Kantari
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Power of TED*

Power of TED* | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it



Learn how to escape the drama triangle with David Emerald's TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic).  Great little video and resources here.

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Do you play persecutor, victim or rescuer?  Or all 3 in different  Either way, they're all unhelpful roles.


"The Drama Triangle sucks for everyone involved.

And so much of it is unnecessary! It's practically all self-invented. My favorite line about The Drama Triangle came from an analyst who said, "The victim is not really as helpless as he feels, the Rescuer is not really helping, and the Persecutor does not really have a valid complaint." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Moving beyond marketing: Generating social business value across the enterprise

Moving beyond marketing: Generating social business value across the enterprise | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
This year’s MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte1 global survey found clear evidence that companies across industries are creating value with social business. A key finding is that social business value is a function of what we call social business maturity — the breadth and sophistication of its initiatives. In this year’s report, we detail the drivers of that maturity and how companies are using social business to transform their organizations and reap greater gains from their social business efforts. The following are highlights of our findings:
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73% see social business as important both today and in the future. Deloitte/Sloan

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5 Actions of Transformational Leaders

5 Actions of Transformational Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As a business leader, inspiring people to follow you in pursuit of your company’s mission is your job. After all, your personal success is directly linked to the success of the company. If the top and bottom lines don’t improve, you don’t have [...]

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Transformational leaders believe that their followers can perform, which empowers and inspires the group. ~ Switch & Shift

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, December 13, 2014 9:07 PM

This is a fantastic article. More business owners need to follow this model. It inspired me to be sure.

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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.
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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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Leadership By Virtue: Multicultural environment and leadership

Leadership By Virtue: Multicultural environment and leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Global business environment is facing important and challenging (not any more so new) factors: different languages, time zones, channels/modes of communication, physical distance, and consequently a large and variable mixture of cultural factors.
David Hain's insight:

It really is a small world, but it seems so much bigger and full of potential  to me than many managers I talk to!

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Shifting to more people-focused management styles

Shifting to more people-focused management styles | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Business is broken, with engagement and trust at an all-time low. A radically different way of thinking and acting, which focuses on people as the source of value, is needed. 



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Kevin Watson
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We need to create human workplaces!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 11, 7:05 AM

This article in HR Magazine is written by Vlatka Hlupic, the author of The Management Shift: How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization For Sustainable Success.


I strongly encourage you to read Vlatka's excellent book. You can also follow her on Twitter here: @ManagementShift.


Watch an additional video with Vlatka here: Increasing profits by giving up control. Lastly, you can also read this article: Leading in all directions


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 11, 8:15 AM

El Cambio de la Gestión: como aprovechar el poder de la gente...Shifting to more people-focused management styles | @scoopit via @LeadershipABC http://sco.lt/...

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, February 12, 9:26 AM

 Two of the main barriers to a lasting and effective leadership transformation are compartmentalization – treating ‘the people side’ as separate from strategy and cost control – and command and control mindsets, which often persist after a nominal shift towards empowerment has been made. 

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The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders

The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Weak leaders always take the easy way out. Strong leaders cultivate virtues that create long-term success.


Via Fernanda Grimaldi
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People watch what you do, not what you say - see Brian Williams!

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. Resilient people possess a set of paradoxical traits.
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Our instincts are to fight against adversity.The most resilient will often find a way to fight it by embracing it. ` @faisal_hoque

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 2:35 AM

what can you do today to become more resilient in the future?

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John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship

John Maeda on Creative Leadership, Talking vs. Making, and Why Human Relationships Are a Work of Craftsmanship | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When you make things with your hands, you force something into being. You sand it, you cut it, you fold it… You do everything to build it from end to end. Whereas leading requires a lot of talking, a lot of communicating — not using your hands. And when you’re a creative who makes things, you immediately build a distinction between the talkers and the makers. And makers tend to look down on talkers. And leaders are talkers. You don’t trust them, but now you’re one of them. [laughs] At first you think you can’t make anything with your hands anymore. But you can. You make relationships. One at a time. With the same painstaking attention to craft that you knew as a maker.
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The question of how a creative person can also be a great leader without sacrificing her art is an increasingly urgent one. ~ Maria Popova

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