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Don’t Tell People What To Do; Tell Them Who They Are

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The most subtle and powerful rule you’ll ever learn for motivating people is to tell them who they are rather than telling them what to do.

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10 Ways to Motivate Anyone

10 Ways to Motivate Anyone | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Understand the unique brain and personality types of your employees to keep them invested in work. You'll see amazing results.


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LEADERSHIP: Managing by Wandering Around

Tom Peters returns to his favorite topic from In Search of Excellence, Managing by Wandering Around, as exemplified by Starbucks' Howard Schultz.

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The Five Benefits of Humility for a Leader

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As I’ve worked with leaders from top companies and organizations around America, I’ve seen how pride can weaken a leader. I’ve also seen how humility can strength a leader. Here are five key benefits of humility I’ve noticed.

 

As I’ve worked with leaders from top companies and organizations around America, I’ve seen how pride can weaken a leader. I’ve also seen how humility can strength a leader. Here are five key benefits of humility I’ve noticed.

 

1. Humility gives a leader the capacity to lead out of a position of strength. Though humility is often viewed as a weakness in our loud, proud, take-no-prisoners culture today, it’s actually an incredible gesture of strength. First, it’s a choice. That’s the difference between being humiliated and being humbled.

 

When you’re humiliated, a negative occurrence, it’s usually at the hands of someone else. But when you’re humble, it’s a consequence of a series of choices you’ve made.

 

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Practicing GRACE: How to Bring Compassion Into Your Interactions With Others

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Practicing GRACE: How to Bring Compassion Into Your Interactions With OthersHuffington Post"I'm up late admitting patients to the inpatient hospice unit.

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Leadership: Doing versus Being - A critical distinction!

Leadership: Doing versus Being - A critical distinction! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As leaders we sometimes get confused with the concepts of being a leader of doing.   What did I do for my team today?    What did I do for my organization yesterday?

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7 Big Ideas for Your Business Toolbox

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Your small business toolbox needs to be well equipped, if your business is to remain competitive, and survive and prosper further into the 21st century.

 

The tools you may have relied on in the past may still work for you, but in addition to these tools there now exist many key tools that if you have not already embrace them, you should now seriously consider doing so.

 

This good short article, lists seven components of a good small business toolbox that effectively deployed, will help you improve your business outcomes.


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10 Lies You Were Tricked Into Believing

10 Lies You Were Tricked Into Believing | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Today, it’s time to learn something new, by unlearning ten lies you thought were true.
Alone means lonely.

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Introverts Make Great Leaders, Too

Introverts Make Great Leaders, Too | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The ability to lead depends on vision, not beer drinking, schmoozing or other social skills. (@nytimes I really enjoyed this article!
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Anger Management In The Workplace

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How do you handle anger and misunderstandings in your work place or organisation? We will share you how to control your anger in specific scenarios. (How to control #Anger in the workplace?
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Larry 's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:23 AM

My thoughts about this article would have to be that it was very helpful, because it talked about some great things about how to control your anger, for example when your feeling angry just get a oen and papper and just express your feeling on that paper and also when your angry just try and control it without getting emotional. And if you can just try and avoid all trobles where you might think frustration will occur from. LBB

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Critical Thinking

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I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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Diane Darling's curator insight, July 1, 2015 8:42 AM

Definitely a skill to master!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 2015 9:53 PM

Both nature and nurture is my experience, in that nature provides the potential but the skill remains under-developed without nurturing. 

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 2015 11:54 PM

An interesting post on critical thinking.  The post debates whether critical thinking is a skill or whether it can be taught.....also contains a couple of videos.

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Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference

Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

This statement is a challenge: “I try to go hard on the issue and soft on the person.” Leadership, character, and integrity are skills required to keep focus.

 

5 leadership ideas:

 

Idea 1: Balance the emphasis on the issue with showing empathy to the person.

Idea 2: Focus on the right words – speaking and hearing.

Idea 3: Be fully present.

Idea 4: Keep repeating – solve the issue, solve the issue, solve the issue.

Idea 5: Let go.  


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Turn your Assumptions Upside Down

Turn your Assumptions Upside Down | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Reverse the assumptions you make to provoke unconventional thinking patterns.


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The Meaning Of Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is one of those fashionable terms that you see getting used just about everywhere, but what exactly does it mean? In his book, The Mindful Brain, Daniel J. Siegel, Director of the Mindsight Institute, Co-Director of ...
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5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Trust and transparency have become popular workplace demands as employees seek to be aware of what is real and true.
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What a Caveman Can Teach You About Strategy - Forbes

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Sometimes, to understand competiton, you have first to understand yourself.
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A Lesson in Empathy … from Dogs

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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

A recent study at Goldsmiths College in the UK has scientific evidence that dogs possess a distinctive altruistic sensitivity to human emotion. In short, the evidence revealed that, in an experiment conducted by the college, dogs approached those people who appeared to be distressed more often than the others and acted submissively with these individuals.


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What Most Leaders Need Most - knowing who they are!

What Most Leaders Need Most - knowing who they are! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Don’t get so busy getting things done that you end up done yourself. Experience shows many leaders between 45 and 55 years old are so connected with business that they become disconnected with themselves


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Killing Time: How to Destroy Your Productivity [Infographic]

Killing Time: How to Destroy Your Productivity [Infographic] | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
From constantly being interrupted to switching tasks at random, here are steps to ensure that you are decreasing productivity and overall sales effectiveness.
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Ok I'll stop cleaning my desk before working...
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How To Disrupt Petty Inconveniences

How To Disrupt Petty Inconveniences | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Depending on who you ask, Jack Dorsey started off the latest Disrupt on either a very controversial or a very non-controversial note.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/14/how-to-disrupt-petty-inconveniences/

 


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What Makes Presidents and Psychopaths Similar?

What Makes Presidents and Psychopaths Similar? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
On October 14, 1912, just before giving a scheduled speech in Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by would-be assassin John Schrank.  Roosevelt not only survived the attempt on his life, but went on to deliver his speech as scheduled.
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Are You A Bully And Don't Even Know It? - Forbes

Are You A Bully And Don't Even Know It? - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
One of the markers of truly successful people is being able to do self-analysis, but it’s really a challenge. We all like to avoid dealing with our own short-comings.

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This is a great article Amy, thanks for all the great curation you are doing!
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The Five Top Leadership Blind Spots

The Five Top Leadership Blind Spots | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

An interesting pattern begins to emerge when you look at which issues leaders seem to struggle with clearly identifying as areas of weakness or risk within their organization.

 

Consider them Blind Spots – those unseen things that create danger that we don’t react to until too late. Excelling at never being blind to these issues will clearly make the difference between being average and being great in your career.


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20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership

20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders without commitments frantically bounce like balls in pinball machines with no clear direction. Commitments are stabilizing stakes in the ground that guide behaviors and inform decisions. Co...

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