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10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates, still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Yet these relationships require special efforts on both sides to be productive and satisfying. Mentoring is not as simple as one person giving the other all the right answers.

 

 


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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.

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Why You’ve Got To Get Addicted To Delegation

Why You’ve Got To Get Addicted To Delegation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

If as a business owner, you are forever sweating the small stuff, you are never going to free yourself both physically and emotionally to tackle the big issues.

 

Resistence to delegating, is in itself, one of the biggest hurdles for a business owner to overcome on the path to developing a bigger business.

 

This excellent article, suggests business owners develop an addiction to delegating everything possible to delegate, and it provides seven tips to keep in mind when delegating tasks or projects.

 


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Twitter as a Leadership Tool

Twitter as a Leadership Tool | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Twitter provides an unprecedented opportunity for people to extend and amplify their influence. You don’t have to buy time on television or radio. You don’t have to write a book or magazine column. You don’t even have to blog.
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The Leadership Gifts of Keeping Your Mouth Shut

The Leadership Gifts of Keeping Your Mouth Shut | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Why is it that the most important person in the room is often the one who says the least?
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Can You Lead Without A Crisis?

Can You Lead Without A Crisis? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Do you wait for the crisis to show how well you lead or do you prepare when given the opportunity? Leadership lessons from the Civil War.

 

Winston Churchill’s famous quote “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else” suggests that American’s respond well to a crisis.  That of course, is a kind interpretation  and in general, a good thing, but we shouldn’t postpone our tough decisions until a crisis is upon us. 

One of my favorite Civil War stories details the leadership of a 60 year-old civil engineer turned soldier, by the name of General George S. Greene.  It was Greene’s defense of the right flank of Culp’s Hill in Gettysburg that stands out as the ultimate lesson of preparing for the inevitable changes in any battle.


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Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress

Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Distress | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A study that examines traits that predict psychological distress...

 

Excessive concerns about making mistakes, pernicious self-doubt, harsh self-criticism, impossibly high standards or expectations for performance, a strong and chronic tendency to evaluate one’s performance as not measuring up to levels expected by oneself or others - these are features of maladaptive perfectionism that predict psychological distress.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/201210/perfectionism-procrastination-and-distress

 


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This article shows that perfectionism can be just as big a cause of stress as procrastination.  That the correlation between the two  is modest.  Procrastinators seem only minimally self-critical.  They have previous research as well as credible sources that they used in their research as well.

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7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Information overload is nothing new, but it is getting far worse. Here are 7 time-proven strategies to keeping your head above the information tide.

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You're Wired to Be a Leader

You're Wired to Be a Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

You were born with seven brain attributes for effective management. How much you turn the volume up or down depends on you--and what you want to accomplish.


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Developing the Global Leader - Bill George

Developing the Global Leader - Bill George | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the former CEO of Medtronic and a Best-Selling Author.

 

(Great insights about leadership).

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How to Build Self-Discipline – The 6 Key Elements | Serving and Leadership

How to Build Self-Discipline – The 6 Key Elements | Serving and Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Do you often find yourself procrastinating?   Perhaps doing things that you know you shouldn’t be doing? Do you find it hard to stay focused and perform at your peak?
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Beekeeping and Leadership Effectiveness

Beekeeping and Leadership Effectiveness | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

From our October 2009 archives: I had the privilege to spend a week at Heifer Int'l Ranch in October 2009 to learn about beekeeping. What I didn't expect when I signed up were the insights I would gain about leadership! This post is a nod in honor to the importance of our contribution to keeping our bees healthy and thriving and to thinking about and demonstrating leadership in new and thoughtful ways. Enjoy!

 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/U4l5TO

 

 


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On Investing in Relationships — S. Anthony Iannarino

On Investing in Relationships — S. Anthony Iannarino | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You have limited time and energy to devote to relationships. Make the investment of time, frequency, and caring to make your most important relationships what they should be.

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The Illusion of Transparency — PsyBlog

The Illusion of Transparency — PsyBlog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Other people can’t read your mental state as well as you think. Just the same is true of written communication. When you write an email it seems perfectly obvious to you what you meant but language is open to interpretation and sometimes the meaning gets twisted or lost in the journey from one mind to the next.

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What You Want from Your Leader, Mentor, or Coach

What You Want from Your Leader, Mentor, or Coach | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

This is what you need from your leader, mentor, and coach. To deserve the gift of their time, of their beliefs, and of their counsel, you have to be open to receive it.

 

If you’ve ever had a great leader, mentor, or coach, you know just how valuable that experience can be in shaping your personal and professional development. Great leaders, mentors, and coaches can make a tremendous difference in your results, and they can make the difference in your life.


If you want to grow both personally and professionally, these four factors are what you are looking for in a leader, mentor, or coach. If you’re in management or leadership, read these ideas as a “how to” list for making a difference in the lives and results of the people you lead.


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3 Questions to Motivate Any Employee

3 Questions to Motivate Any Employee | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Need to energize your troops? Start here: Find out what would make them love their jobs.

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Leadership Perspectives: What Are You Rewarding?

Leadership Perspectives: What Are You Rewarding? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Most performance reviews and recognition programs don’t work. Companies continue to struggle in today’s economic times, and they continue to wonder why... (What Are You Rewarding?
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Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
To keep your equilibrium, practice meditation (or something like it) every day.

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Is it OK for Leaders to Be Scared?

Is it OK for Leaders to Be Scared? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
At this time of the year being scared or scary is kinda cool – after all it is Halloween!  But this is a short season and leaders lead all year long, so the question asked by the title of this piece is a good one – “is it ok for leaders to be scared?

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Memo To Micro Managers: STOP! The 10 (Hardest) Steps To Effective Delegation - Forbes

Memo To Micro Managers: STOP!  The 10 (Hardest) Steps To Effective Delegation - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Business owners who micro manage their employees, or who insist on doing everything of importance themselves, are a huge impediment to the future success of their enterprise.

 

As a business grows, the range and volume of task requiring completion escalates, making micro-management a back breaking task and raising the need for effective delegation of responsibilities.

 

This excellent article, suggests leaders who micro manage and are ineffective delegators should either fix or fire themselves, and it lists five benefits of effective delegation and 10 delegation principles that you can adopt to improve the situation if you are such a leader.


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Your body language shapes who you are

Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful

 

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident - can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

 

You might also be interested in a video with Amy on TIME: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2091589_2092033_2109441,00.html

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The One Question Every Leader Must Ask (And the One Every Employee Needs to Answer) | Jostle Corporation

The One Question Every Leader Must Ask (And the One Every Employee Needs to Answer) | Jostle Corporation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
By David Grossman It’s like the story of the two bricklayers. When asked, “What are you doing?
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Six Keys to Better Impromptu Speaking

Six Keys to Better Impromptu Speaking | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Having the ability to articulate your thoughts and think on your feet is a valuable skill to communicate your confidence and competence to others. Do it better with these pointers.
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Your Personal Development Plan - Do You Have Enough Determination to Take Control Of Life?

Have you ever wondered why it seems so easy for some people to succeed: to follow their own personal development plan? 

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES – 2.) Empathy | Noozmag

THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES – 2.) Empathy | Noozmag | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Leaders who show empathy are able to attune to a wide range of emotional signals. They feel what is unspoken and unsaid in communication – they are able to read between the lines. Such leaders listen attentively and can grasp the other person’s perspective. Empathy enables people to get along with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. Empathy is the most recognized of all dimensions of emotional intelligence.

 

Empathy in leadership is often false interpreted by authoritarian people. People often think that empathy has something to do with being humble and having no own opinion. That is certainly false! Showing empathy towards other people does not mean adopting people’s feelings and opinions or trying to please everybody. Empathy means having an open ear, listening attentively, trying to understand and feeling with others – having a heart for others.

 

Why is empathy so important nowadays?


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http://noozmag.de/thoughts-on-leadership-competencies-2-empathy/


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