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Catch People in the Act of Doing Things Right

Catch People in the Act of Doing Things Right | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How to bring out the best in whomever you encounter.
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Courage is the Key to Great Leadership

Courage is the Key to Great Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Aristotle called courage the first virtue, because it makes all of the other virtues possible. In addition to being the most important human virtue, it is the most important business virtue, as well.


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Leading through Negativity

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...this may be due to something called the the negativity bias, a psychological phenomenon by which humans pay more attention to, and give more weight to, negative experiences.

 

There is scientific research showing that we are in a “negativity-handicap” on a daily basis because others will focus on our flaws or mistakes instead of focusing on what we do well or what we can achieve by leveraging our strengths and learning from our mistakes.


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Leaders, Leading Change Within Yourself Changes Everything | Kate Nasser

Leaders, Leading Change Within Yourself Changes Everything | Kate Nasser | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders, you don't have to become a different person to effect change; Just make your actions accountable for your words. Tips fr The People-Skills Coach™.
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Team cognition - a team knows more than it's members can tell...

Team cognition - a team knows more than it's members can tell... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A TEAM KNOWS MORE THAN ITS MEMBERS CAN TELL (Team cognition is critical to innovation http://t.co/ea2x62Oy #innovation #team #collaboration...)...
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How Emotional Intelligence Drives Effective Leadership

How Emotional Intelligence Drives Effective Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Webcast explains the brain-basis of leading yourself and others. The emphasis is on information that can be applied by any leader at any level.
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Humility or Ego? Happy Wobbling!

Humility or Ego? Happy Wobbling! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
INSIGHT: Humility or Ego? (INSIGHT: Humility or Ego?

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10 COMMUNICATION SECRETS OF GREAT LEADERS | Forbes

10 COMMUNICATION SECRETS OF GREAT LEADERS | Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Examine the world’s greatest leaders and you’ll find them all to be exceptional communicators:

http://www.n2growth.com/history-leadership/

Effective communication is an essential component of professional success whether it is at the interpersonal, inter-group, intra-group, organizational, or external level.

The number one thing great communicators have in common is they possess a heightened sense of situational and contextual awareness. The best communicators are great listeners. 

Great communicators are skilled at reading a person / group by sensing the moods, dynamics, attitudes, values and concerns of those being communicated with. Not only do they read their environment well, but they possess the ability to adapt their messaging to said environment without missing a beat. The message is not about the messenger - it is however 100% about meeting the needs and the expectations of those you’re communicating with.

We are excellent communicators when our interactions with others consistently use the following ten principles:


1. Speak not with a forked tongue: 
Trust is best created by earning it with right acting, thinking, and decisioning. Keep in mind people will forgive many things where trust exists, but will rarely forgive anything where trust is absent.

2. Get personal:
If you don’t develop meaningful relationships with people you’ll never know what’s really on their mind until it’s too late to do anything about it.

3. Get specific:

Learn to communicate with clarity. Simple and concise is always better than complicated and confusing.

4. Focus on the leave-behinds not the take-aways:

The best communicators are not only skilled at learning and gathering information while communicating, they are also adept at transferring ideas, aligning expectations, inspiring action, and spreading their vision. 

5. Have an open mind:

The rigidity of a closed mind is the single greatest limiting factor of new opportunities.

A leader takes their game to a whole new level the minute they willingly seek out those who hold dissenting opinions and opposing positions with the goal not of convincing them to change their minds, but with the goal of understanding what’s on their mind. 
Open dialogs with those who confront you, challenge you, stretch you, and develop you.

6. Shut-up and listen:

Great leaders know when to dial it up, dial it down, and dial it off (mostly down and off). 

7. Replace ego with empathy:

Do not to let your ego write checks that your talent may cash. Good communication is about empathy and caring and not about arrogance of an over inflated ego. Empathetic communicators display a level of authenticity and transparency.

8. Read between the lines:

Take a moment and reflect back on any great leader that comes to mind… you’ll find they are very adept at reading between the lines. They have the uncanny ability to understand what is not said, witnessed, or heard. 

9. When you speak, know what you’re talking about:

Develop a technical command over your subject matter. If you don’t possess subject matter expertise, few people will give you the time of day

10. Speak to groups as individuals:

Leaders don’t always have the luxury of speaking to individuals in an intimate setting. Great communicators can tailor a message such that they can speak to 10 people in a conference room or 10,000 people in an auditorium and have them feel as if they were speaking directly to each one of them as an individual. 

11. Bonus – Be prepared to change the message if needed:  


Another component of communications strategy that is rarely discussed is how to prevent a message from going bad, and what to do when does. It’s called being prepared and developing a contingency plan. 


Read the whole article here:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/04/04/10-communication-secrets-of-great-leaders/


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Peter Drucker - What Makes an Effective Executive.

Peter Drucker - What Makes an Effective Executive. | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Check out http://innothinkgroup.com! Peter Drucker - What Makes an Effective Executive. InnoThink Group Management Consulting Firm. Leadership Development, Innovation Consulting, Organizational Development.
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Empathy and Leadership

Empathy and Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to identify and understand another's situation, feelings, and motives. Find out why this is so important in the workplace.

 

A few weeks ago, I came across a bumper sticker that said: "I am not good at empathy. Will you settle for sarcasm?" The humor in the bumper sticker led me to think of the slight unease or self-conscious discomfort that many people feel when a term such as "empathy" is introduced in a business environment. Notions of "touchy-feely," spring to mind.


While empathy is a right brain activity, it is far from being a touchy-feely topic. At its core, empathy is the oil that keeps relationships running smoothly. The fact that empathy is an important component of effective relationships has been proven: In studies by Dr Antonio Damasio (outlined in his book: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain."), medical patients who had damage to part of the brain associated with empathy showed significant deficits in relationship skills, even though their reasoning and learning abilities remained intact.


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Leadership Freedom: Learning to Let Go

Leadership Freedom: Learning to Let Go | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The best thing I could have ever done for my business was to leave it for a month to let it either thrive or die on its own. To anyone else, taking a month off from running a business to drive acro...
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The revolution starts within | Harold Jarche

The revolution starts within | Harold Jarche | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
RT @researchimpact: Innovation is not so much about having ideas as making connections http://t.co/bQJbGG71 by @hjarche via @BonnieZink...
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Dalai Lama - Conquer your "self"

The Dalai Lama points out the connection between suffering and afflictive emotions, the "enemy within", and also the possibility of change. The real enemy is always within, not without. 

 


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Conquer Your Self Doubt with Two Simple Words

Conquer Your Self Doubt with Two Simple Words | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What`s holding you back from doing the things you really want to do, from achieving that list of lifetime goals you set for yourself? Do you have self doubt?

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Psych Research: Tendency to 'move against' others predicts managerial derailment

Psych Research: Tendency to 'move against' others predicts managerial derailment | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The story here, then, is that qualities that rub up badly against others, such as attention-seeking, idiosyncracy, over-confidence and rule-bending translate into red-flag behaviours that predict early exit from the organisation.


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Change Your Thinking to beat stress and become more resourceful

Change Your Thinking to beat stress and become more resourceful | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How you think can have a profound effect on your emotional and physical well-being.

 

Click through for excellent and inormative article on managing stress.

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Want to Build Resilience? Kill the Complexity

Want to Build Resilience? Kill the Complexity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A plane crash, Lehman Brothers, and bike helmets can demonstrate that the key to strategic flexibility is to keep things simple. (RT @JenniferSertl: Want to Build Resilience?
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The Secret to Being a Good Boss - Positivity!

The Secret to Being a Good Boss - Positivity! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Michelle McQuaid explains why teams who are high in positivity outperform their unhappy competitors. Learn how to motivate your employees. (Not sure about the impact of positive psychology in your workplace?
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Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback

Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The costly conflict that assumptions can lead to when we don’t have the courage and leadership skills to verify those assumptions or provide honor...

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How Target's CEO Inspires Teamwork At A Massive Scale

How Target's CEO Inspires Teamwork At A Massive Scale | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Gregg Steinhafel is one of those leaders who never uses the word “I.” In a recent exclusive interview with Fast Company, the CEO of Target Corporation peppered his conversation with “we" without once referring to that tired chestnut that there is...


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Do Your Employees Make You a Better Manager?

Do Your Employees Make You a Better Manager? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Which employee had the biggest positive impact on who you are today? (Do Your Employees Make You a Better Manager? - Read!
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Five Non-Traditional Ways to Pause | Leadership 21

Five Non-Traditional Ways to Pause | Leadership 21 | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In his latest book ("The Pause Principle"), author Kevin Cashman explains the importance and power of pausing and reflecting before moving forward. Most people think of a pause as a meditative moment, but in fact, a pause could be many things.

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Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers

Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
RT @TomWalter1971: Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers.
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Stupid Feedback: When Stupid Smarts and What to Do About It

Stupid Feedback:  When Stupid Smarts and What to Do About It | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
We’ve all been on the receiving end of stupid feedback from time to time.  It’s mean. It hurts.  And it isn’t useful… or is it?
Feedback is stupid when it’s alarming,  but not specific… when we leave the ...
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Coaching: comment transformer une crise en opportunité ? - Challenges.fr

Coaching: comment transformer une crise en opportunité ? - Challenges.fr | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Coaching: comment transformer une crise en opportunité ?Challenges.frPour Laurent Oddoux, "les crises affectent les personnes, l'image et le fonctionnement d'une entreprise, avec parfois des conséquences financières lourdes.

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