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Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People

Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Most organizations and their leaders take pride in updating their systems with the latest technology and equipment. They devote significant resources to ensure their employees are using state of th...

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"Most organizational leaders would agree that without constant upgrades, they would be trying to achieve success with their hands tied behind their backs.

That’s why it is so baffling that so many of these leaders and their companies continue to operate their most precious “assets” – their employees – using badly dated thinking, outmoded concepts and really old-school beliefs."

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Gracias Jose Luis!
Kudos's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:42 PM

Really intersting artcile applying science to what we all inituitively know. Whay is it then that so many businesses and leaders / managers operate in a contrary way. Food for thought.

John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:58 PM

The mysteries of the brain are unfolding.  Only a generation ago, we believed that our brains were static and fixed, prone to inevitable atrophy.  Now we are beginning to understand that the brain can rewire itself in remarkable ways. And we are the catalysts!

The not-so-good news is that what often remains – as stagnant and immobile as our brains are not – are the ways we still cling to old ideas about organizational systems that do not maximize human performance.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf

Servant Leadership: A Virtuous Cycle of Service | Robert K. Greenleaf | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Words matter. The right word makes a world of difference in what’s communicated and understood. Mark Twain observed, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lighting and a lightning bug.”


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John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:01 PM

A classic quotation from Greenleaf is: “The servant-leader isservant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Greenleaf held a high and noble view of service and envisioned servant-leaders helping their followers navigate Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:29 AM

Excellence is found in the practice, not just the act-for without the practice, the act is unlikely.

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Tired of Office Drama? Here's One Simple Way To Make It Stop - Forbes

Tired of Office Drama?  Here's One Simple Way To Make It Stop - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You can do something ot break the cycle of mistrust and gossip that leads to office drama and wastes time and energy.

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Chris Chan's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:45 PM

A very simple step, but not everyone can have the capacity to carry it out.  It really depends on the individual's personality and past experience with the matter.

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Assumptions limit possibilities. Which ones are limiting you?

Assumptions limit possibilities. Which ones are limiting you? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
  Heavier-than-air flying machines are an impossibility. The human body can't run a mile in under 4 minutes. Women are too emotional to be leaders. The sun revolves around the earth (which is flat). Telephones are only for talking and listening.

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Always worth reviewing mental models - Scoopit helps me greatly to do this...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:13 AM

Love this scoop Roger, thank you!. Here is a quote I love from it:

 

 “Only when we are willing to unlearn what we already know, and give up our old mental maps of how things work, can we navigate forward in our work, career and lives more efficiently and get to where we want to go more effectively.”

donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:33 AM

(From the article): So, what assumptions are you going to challenge about your life today? Any area of your life where you continually chase your tail, or keep coming up against the same problem again and again, is an area that likely holds outdated assumptions, and is an invitation for you to ‘unlearn and relearn’ what you think is possible.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 16, 2013 9:06 PM

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~Anais Nin


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Before Working with a Coach, Challenge Your Self-Assumptions - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Before Working with a Coach, Challenge Your Self-Assumptions - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Before Working with a Coach, Challenge Your Self-Assumptions
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Working with an executive coach can be a large investment of time and money; it seems a shame to waste either.

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Top 5 Lessons That Pain Teaches You

Top 5 Lessons That Pain Teaches You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Physical Pain is something that each of us undergo at some stage during our life. Many of us agonize over the pain that we undergo.   There is pain when we hurt ourself when we fall, hit ourself so...
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Are You Boring Someone? Watch for These 7 Signs

Are You Boring Someone? Watch for These 7 Signs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Like most people, I have several pet subjects – that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don’t get me started on happiness, or habits, or children’s literature, or
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Hey Leader: Whose Expectations Are You Trying to Meet?

Hey Leader: Whose Expectations Are You Trying to Meet? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Sometimes, a question can strike you with such clarity that it remains with you for life. The following question was posed to me early in my management career and is one that has provided deep insi...
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Great question!

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Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Find Support for Your Journey

Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Find Support for Your Journey | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
of the grounding practices in Steven Snyder’s Leadership and the Art of the Struggle is the need to find support for your journey. Who is supporting your leadership journey?
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Maybe We Just Need to Stick to Basics…It Worked for Picasso!

Maybe We Just Need to Stick to Basics…It Worked for Picasso! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In the February 19th Tuesday Science Section (one of my favorites), the New York Times ran an article titled “Picasso’s Masterpieces Made with House Pai...
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Quit Being A Critic and Go Create Something

Quit Being A Critic and Go Create Something | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

As leaders, we’re often in a position where our opinions and criticism carry great weight and those perspectives can positively and negatively affect the lives of those around us.  Unfortunately we’re not always careful with our criticism nor are we mindful of the corresponding responsibilities that go along with our words.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:55 AM

(From the article): Leadership is about being out in front and taking others to new places.  You can’t lead if you simply follow the conventional wisdom because it’s safe.  So the next time you consider dropping a criticism bomb on the work of another, I invite you to consider the feelings of that individual, the effort they put into creating that work, the risk they’re taking in subjecting it to judgment, and the hopes and dreams they have tied up in the idea.  After you’ve considered those things, then render your criticism appropriately and try to go beyond judgment and become a co-creator yourself.

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What Would Winston Churchill Do?

What Would Winston Churchill Do? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

In 1940, a war-weary Britain was on the verge of capitulation. Here's how Churchill turned it around - and what it means for you.


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:51 PM

(From the article): As the leader of a company, of course, you are constantly faced with employees who do not perform up to expectations. What should you do? The single worst thing is to call them lazy and attempt to shame them into taking action. Instead, employees need to be reminded of what they are capable of accomplishing, even as you observe that they are falling short of their potential.

Tom Hood's curator insight, March 31, 2013 8:13 AM

Leadership = inspiration! A leader's job is to reach both the head (logic) and the heart (emotion) if you want to have truly engaged people committed to the purpose and tasks at hand. Only then will you get their full "discretionary effort" that separates the winners form the losers. Winston Churchill is a great example of using true grit to win.

 

"It is in adversity that British qualities shine the brightest, and it is under these extraordinary tests that the character of our slowly wrought institutions reveals its latent, invisible strength." The speech has been credited with helping to revive Britain's sagging spirits and gradually changing the course of the war.

 

The article ends with this...

 

So if your people seem to have lost some of the passion they once had for their jobs and your company—and, let's face it, working at a start-up can be a very rocky ride—why not take a page from Churchill and passionately remind them about the light within them? Who knows what possibilities you may create?

 

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To: Transformational Leader Wannabes » Higher Performance Through Values-based Leadership

To: Transformational Leader Wannabes » Higher Performance Through Values-based Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"Leaders seldom deliver new and exciting results by doing the same old thing."


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:36 AM

Some new and uniques ideas.

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Top 100 Leadership Blogs

Top 100 Leadership Blogs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The best leadership blogs of 2013 Ranked. - This is probably the best list you will find - take a look at all these great blogs.

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How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
People skills to help you stand your ground
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The usual great psycholgical insight from @drmelanieg...

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Staff Disengagement - Top Trends and Remedies to Re-energize Your Workforce

Staff Disengagement - Top Trends and Remedies to Re-energize Your Workforce | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Do you feel at times that your staff have tuned-out or have turned-off? Absenteeism on the rise? Is it getting more difficult to motivate others? Are you finding it more challenging to retain talen...
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Get FOCUSED to engage your people - useful pnemonic from @briansmithpld.

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Seven Ways to Turn Conflict-Communication Problems Around » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Seven Ways to Turn Conflict-Communication Problems Around » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
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Are YOUR Ears Open? Listening is critical to successful communication, leadership and happiness

Are YOUR Ears Open? Listening is critical to successful communication, leadership and happiness | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
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Nice tips on a critical life skill nobody teaches us at school form @justcoachit!

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8 Biggest Complaints About the Boss

8 Biggest Complaints About the Boss | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What are you doing that really drives your employees crazy? You might want to give this list a close read.

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Nienke Groen's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:18 AM

Become your own boss first, then manage your boss.

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#1 Barrier to Leadership – Not Listening

#1 Barrier to Leadership – Not Listening | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I introduced a series of the Top 10 Barriers to Leadership skills and leadership qualities. I have given a lot of thought to prioritize the top 10.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:49 AM

As usual, Dr. Mary Kay Whitaker manages to focus on a critical issue affecting many managers today.  As I always say, titles do not make us leaders.  If we want to lead, we better pay attention to those who need us to understand them.  

 

From the article:

 

Are you guilty of not listening?

Be honest. How recently have you:

 

~Interrupted someone while he or she is talking?

 

~Interjected your words of wisdom?

 

~Increased the pace and tone of your message?

 

~Thought about something else why someone is talking?

 

~Looked out the window or starting texting?

 

~Thought you have already figured out what the person is saying before they finish their first sentence?

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:05 AM

Do you listen?

donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 2013 1:56 PM

(From the article): Because we have so many things going on in our head and we operate at our pace and within our time frame, the following reminders will help all of us become better listeners. Pleases take a minute and review this list and share these listening skills and strategies with others. (GREAT LIST OF REMINDERS!)

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The power of THANK YOU

The power of THANK YOU | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Recognition is key to employee morale. The power of THANK YOU - Employee engagement. Developing a sense of how to show gratitude is a leadership key - Torben Rick

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Go Toward Your Fear, Do Less, And Five More Surprising Leadership Lessons For Women - Forbes

Go Toward Your Fear, Do Less, And Five More Surprising Leadership Lessons For Women - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Top advertising executive Lori Senecal offers seven essential leadership lessons for women.

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And not just for women...

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John Michel's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:47 PM

An excellent Article about Lori Senecal, chairman and CEO of New York-based ad agency Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners (kbs), about what she has learned about climbing to the top. She worked her way up to president of the flagship New York office of storied ad agency McCann Erickson before joining kbs in 2009 and taking the helm last year. 

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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Why Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right (and What You Can Do About It)

Why Your Brain is Hooked on Being Right (and What You Can Do About It) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground.

Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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You're right Bill!

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:17 PM

So I'm right about this. And you need to listen or I'm going to talk louder, and faster, and get real tense.

Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:24 PM

Instead of advocating for your opinion, use the meeting to learn from others. Everybody you meet knows something that you don't know.

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Leadership – on stage without a script...

Leadership – on stage without a script... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

He offered us the chance to see how we could integrate our brand of leadership coaching and development with improv comedy. As we went through the day, the analogy of a leader being 'on stage without a script' became ...


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Following a recent post about leadership/jazz analogies, here is leadership as improvisation.  Lots of sense in both of these metaphors!

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.