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5 tips to learn from your failed speeches – Obama did!

5 tips to learn from your failed speeches – Obama did! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Fix your faults by getting feedback, picking yourself up and getting back to the lectern...

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Peter Senge: My Definition of Leadership

http://www.wobi.com/ The two essential components for effective #leadership today. An expert in #systemsthinking, Peter Senge brings an interesting dynamic to...


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Turns Out Empathy is Contagious

Turns Out Empathy is Contagious | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Is empathy contagious? Turns out it is.

 

That may be hard to believe. Especially at this time of year, when frantic shoppers cut lines to snag deals and even the good folk at the Salvation Army fall prey to thieving employees.

 

But, in fact, empathy is part of our anatomy. It's just that, like a muscle, it needs to be flexed. Scientists have already identified "mirror neurons" -- soft-wiring that compels us to feel what others are feeling. When someone else yawns, we yawn. When another suffers, we suffer, too. But now, neuro-researchers have discovered a second empathy highway.

 

by Liza Finlay


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Career coach offers career advice: VALUE CONGRUENCY

Career coach offers career advice: VALUE CONGRUENCY | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

HARWOOD HEIGHTS — One’s career may be stealing one’s soul. Career transformation coach Lori Howard laid out warning signs during a seminar Saturday at the Eisenhower Public Library in Harwood Heights.


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Seven Styles of Questioning That Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills

Seven Styles of Questioning That Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Informational gathering processes are designed to assist leaders in asking questions that facilitate the thinking skills of observation and recall. Both observation and recall thinking skills are f...


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Is Your Impatience Placed Strategically?

Is Your Impatience Placed Strategically? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Where do you focus your impatience? Is it focused on your important things in life? Our life needs the right balance to keep our pace and stride focused.

 

Dividing our patience and impatience between unimportant and important life and leadership activities delivers a better view for us to absorb.

 

Routine – There are unimportant activities we need to do. In terms of life direction, they are the functional things we need to do, and we do them with a patient everyday mindset.

 

Release – These are the frustration points that unexpectedly land in our path. We need to take a more mindful approach to resolved them, breathing in and letting the impatience flow from our thoughts and actions. We cannot let them trip us up and get us off track.

 

Pace – For some of our important activities, we get riled up. We need to remember to put one foot in front of another. It is about movement, not just motion. It is about consistency of work and effort to achieve our goals and purpose. Scurrying around tires us out; consistent action delivers better results.

 

Stride – Life is a balance. We cannot become too patient in achieving our life purpose, as life may just pass us by. For the important things in our life, we need to gain and maintain our stride.

 

 


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Patience or impatience? Grid to help make good decisions and apply them to life.
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Effective leaders are effective storytellers

 Good storytelling is a hallmark of effective leadership. It’s a medium that allows leaders to move others. It also lets others know who the leader is. How the leader thinks and feels.

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La leader doit vivre les histoires qu'elle raconte pour être crédible. Les fameuses bottines qui suivent les babines...
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Learning to Silence the Mind - 5 Gurus on Meditation

Learning to Silence the Mind - 5 Gurus on Meditation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Do you feel calmer? More conscious of your emotions, more in the moment, more relaxed? Can you focus on what you really want without worries intervening?
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The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln

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Gautam Mukunda, Harvard Business School assistant professor and author of "Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter." (“@HarvardBiz: The Indispensable, Unlikely innovation #innovation Leadership of Abraham Lincoln
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What storytelling does to our brains

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Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 5, 2012 12:42 PM
Thanks for the article.
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you are welcome :)
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Lead With Your Heart, Not Just Your Head

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Feeling connected emotionally is intrinsically rewarding to the brain.

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Getting Defensive at Work is Holding You Back

Getting Defensive at Work is Holding You Back | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

“You know that situation where you get an evaluation from your boss, and she tells you 37 things you do really awesome, and one thing – an ‘opportunity for growth?’ And all you can think about is that opportunity for growth, right?” says Brene Brown, professor at University of Houston, says in her TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability.

 

It’s that kind of obsession with criticism that stands between us and success. Dwelling on negativity – especially when the criticism is meant to be constructive – stunts professional growth and hurts happiness.

 

If you cannot face failure, you will not innovate, says Joseph Grenny, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Influencer and Change Anything. And, he says, if you cannot embrace criticism, you will shut down feedback that’s essential for furthering your career.


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Edge online - Leadership - Leadership styles - Surviving a business crisis

Edge online - Leadership - Leadership styles - Surviving a business crisis | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A business crisis can test the strongest of leaders. So how do you ensure you’re ready to take action and weather the storm?

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10 Ways to Spot Authentic Leaders

10 Ways to Spot Authentic Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Talk isn’t always cheap. Words change lives and organizations. However, when it comes to authenticity, talk is nearly meaningless. Authenticity, like trust, feedback, and empowerment are words toss...

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Leadership Lessons from Yoga: The Benefits of Staying in the Room

Leadership Lessons from Yoga: The Benefits of Staying in the Room | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Here are some of the benefits of staying in the room:

 

There are a lot of reasons that aficionados call yoga a practice. One of the biggest is that it can be practice for the rest of your life. Staying in the room is an example of that. Whether it’s a 96 degree yoga classroom, a conference room where you’re hashing it out or a job that just got a lot harder, your life as a leader will regularly present choice points on whether or not you stay in the room.

 

Here are some of the benefits of staying in the room:


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11 Ways to Establish a Trust Message

11 Ways to Establish a Trust Message | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

• Tell the truth as a way to create an open environment.

• Support autonomy as a way to encourage innovation and for people to bring their best.

• Challenge the status quo when necessary to introduce the power of new ideas.

• Show appreciation for all efforts, big and small.

• Be a model of something good by sharing your gifts and life examples.

• Become a more active listener. Focus on key points by connecting to what you know while showing interest in others’ messages.

• Use supportive non-verbals. Align your say and truth in your face and voice.

• Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Inject them to check message understanding.

• Be aware of your style and adjust to the situation.

• Know the audience by being alert and flexible to the circumstances.

• Give and receive feedback appropriately, constructive in criticism and reinforcing in the positive.


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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

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How To Build Trust By Stephen M. R. Covey Almost everywhere we turn, trust is on the decline. Trust in our culture at large, in our institutions, and in our companies is significantly lower than a ...

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What are the 3 steps to becoming stress-proof?

What are the 3 steps to becoming stress-proof? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
  1) Know What Really Works Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work. Via The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do ...

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5 questions for leaders who need to do both

5 questions for leaders who need to do both | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Either/or problems have definite solutions and end dates, result in kudos for successful resolution, and allow us to check something off our to-do list.

 

Both/and polarities are never-ending, an unappealing reality in a hurry-up-and-get-it-done world. They’re tricky to navigate because both answers are right.

How leaders can commit to doing both


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5 Common Career Mistakes Which Slow Down Growth

5 Common Career Mistakes Which Slow Down Growth | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Workers have a lot of stress on their shoulders now because they have to do more with less and are scared that they could lose their jobs."

 

"Careers aren’t linear anymore. There’s no one single path to the top, and getting there isn’t for everyone anyway."

 

"A lot of professionals that I’ve spoken to make a few common mistakes that prevent them from getting ahead in their careers."

 

"Here are five common career mistakes that employees make and what you should do in order to have a more successful career:"

http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2012/11/29/5-common-career-mistakes/


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Madeline Harris's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:39 AM

While I was working on transitioning from an administrative professional career with state government to teaching, I ended up taking a lateral move from one agency to the state department of education.  The moving from side to side helped me to move up on a different career ladder.

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Scaling your relationships after a promotion | SmartBlogs

Scaling your relationships after a promotion | SmartBlogs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders who go from managing a few people to managing hundreds may not know how to scale the relationships that are key to their success.
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Leadership lessons in how to fail well

Leadership lessons in how to fail well | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.

 

I crashed my car recently. It was about 8 a.m. I was in a rush (what else is new?) to get to a meeting for a nonprofit I belong to. I learned how to drive in Thailand, so I’m rather proud of my driving reflexes — even pride myself on holding my own with the cab drivers in New York City. The car in front of me stopped. Unfortunately I didn’t.


The good news is that I emerged totally functional (or at least no more dysfunctional than usual). The other piece of good news is that the experience taught me some lessons on how to fail well. It taught me that we need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.


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The Surprising Benefits of a Little Self-Love

The Surprising Benefits of a Little Self-Love | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How Self-Love Outperforms Beating Yourself Up...

 

Are you highly self-critical? Do you beat yourself up over failures? Do you work too much and push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe? Do you feel the need to compete, outperform others, and move ahead of the pack? We live in a society that regularly sends us the message to achieve more, work harder, win, be perfect, be the best. There is of course nothing wrong with having goals and dreams to pursue. However, most of us don't stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude is actually helping us achieve these goals or whether it might actually be standing in our way. New research suggests self-compassion may be a far superior alternative.

 

Emma Seppala,


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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

How The Best Leaders Build Trust | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Think about it this way: When trust is low, in a company or in a relationship, it places a hidden “tax” on every transaction:

 

every communication, every interaction, every strategy, every decision is taxed, bringing speed down and sending costs up.

 

My experience is that significant distrust doubles the cost of doing business and triples the time it takes to get things done.


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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:39 AM

The power of trust in a business is healthy for the employees and ROI.

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Business without Borders | Leaders stuck on stupid

Business without Borders | Leaders stuck on stupid | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Oooh, such a juicy article.  A great argument for the abolishment of command & control, by (of all people) a U.S. Army Commander.


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