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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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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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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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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. 


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


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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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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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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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Empathy and Leadership

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 Leadership Approaches for Knowing, Being and Doing

5 Leadership Approaches for Knowing, Being and Doing | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Some individuals have an intense heads-down focus on delivering a finished task. Others prefer to build camaraderie and esprit de corps. A welcome few understand all work gets done by and through people. They practice the art and science of delivering solid results and developing/maintaining relationships by using their heads to manage and their hearts to lead.


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10 Barriers to Great Leadership

10 Barriers to Great Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Any growth process includes the inevitable stumbling blocks. Leadership growth is no different.

This blog post from Brian Evje on Inc.com showcases 10 barriers to great leadership. 

 

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Emotional Self-Awareness and Empowerment: A CEO as a Spiritual Guide | Rethinking Complexity

Emotional Self-Awareness and Empowerment: A CEO as a Spiritual Guide | Rethinking Complexity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

With the fading of other types of hero, today we look to the CEO as a guide not just in business, but also in other areas of life. Why should we do this? While there are many varieties of corporate leader, their ability to mobilize a group of people with a sense of meaning and purpose, to harness and align human energy, and to make a concrete difference in an important area of life gives them credibility to speak to us.


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Humility Matters: 9 Ways Confident Leaders Remain Humble

Humility Matters:  9 Ways Confident Leaders Remain Humble | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

We want to follow people with confidence, charisma and a strong sense of direction. Confidence inspires, attracts, excites and ignites. We think, “they sure do seem to know what they’re doing…” And yet, I have observed that confidence, without humility, can be dangerous. I have seen it significantly limit a leader’s effectiveness. They stay their course, but may miss important input. People may follow, but not with their full spirit. Truly confident leaders are secure enough to embrace and share their humility. In the long run, their humility makes them stronger.

 

Michael Carroll describes the “talent of humility,” in his book The Mindful Leader. He shares that when leaders understand they are part of a much bigger scene that is not fully within their control, they are free to show up more human. It’s from that humility, that they can confidently show up to do the best work possible. They offer more of their whole selves to the moment.

 

READ MORE HERE: http://letsgrowleaders.com/2012/09/04/humility/

 

 


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4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The best problem solvers see a complex problem through multiple lenses. Here's how to become a better strategic thinker and leader yourself.

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11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read

11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

This is not a bad reading list for new leaders, but the comments are the real gold, lots of great recommendations in there. 


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Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams

Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Want to lead teams more effectively and confidently? Start with these tips.


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16 Things Successful Leaders Never Do

16 Things Successful Leaders Never Do | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Not doing is one side of finding success.

 

What's your list of things you would never do as a leader?

 

How often do you violate it? Do you ask for this list when you interview managers and executives? How many "wrong" things do you catch them at doing on a daily basis? Do you coach them on the spot in how to never do that again.

 

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‘I Wanted to Start a Conversation’: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

‘I Wanted to Start a Conversation’: Anne-Marie Slaughter on Why Women Still Can’t Have It All | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s cover story “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” caused quite the stir when The Atlantic hit newsstands in July.

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10 Branding Lessons That Every Business Graduate Should Know (But Doesn't)

10 Branding Lessons That Every Business Graduate Should Know (But Doesn't) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What I want to offer you today are the lessons that I and other successful businesses have learned through the school of hard knocks.

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She’s Doing It: What’s Your SQ? Cindy Wigglesworth Reveals Its Leadership Power | 9 Ways

She’s Doing It: What’s Your SQ? Cindy Wigglesworth Reveals Its Leadership Power | 9 Ways | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Multiple Intelligences and the Woman Leader
Women tend to score higher than men in emotional and spiritual intelligence. We have a natural tendency to develop skills the world desperately needs.


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