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Its easy to lose perspective when were facing a thorny dilemmawhich is why you need to employ the 10/10/10 rule.
Nice idea from Suzy Welch reported by Chip and Dan Heath to take the immediate emotions out of decision making.
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It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, changing our mind from day to day.
Perhaps our worst enemy in resolving these conﬂicts is short-term emotion, which can be an unreliable adviser. When people share the worst decisions they’ve made in life, they are often recalling choices made in the grip of visceral emotion: anger, lust, anxiety, greed. Our lives would be very different if we had a dozen “undo” buttons to use in the aftermath of these choices.
We need to see ourselves as others see us, even when others' perceptions don't match our own.
Risking the possibility of finding out that others don't consider us the capable, well-intentioned bosses we think we are requires enormous courage.
The fact is, you don't know how others see you or whether they trust you, if you don't somehow ask.
When is the last time you asked?
Among the many requirements placed on those who take responsibility for the performance of others, there is one that is rarely mentioned. Yet, ironically, it may be the most important because so much else depends on it.
That fundamental requirement is courage.
Courage, Committment and Self Mastery are the key to be a great leader.
Here is on of our past post about those 3 important qualities to make sustainable change as a leader and self-leader
We like to believe that our principles are rooted in conviction. But much research shows that they often prove to be finicky, inconsistent intuitions.
It is very stricking to see how much our beliefs or values expression in a particular circumstance can be shifted by differing presentations of the same circumstance or delima. Saying Yes to Life must incorporate our own inconsistencies....and our desire for coherence and integration....
Some describe four ”Cs” of essential skills for this 21st century – traits such as: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity.
Lovely entry describing where we need to keep heading!
The most viewed Leadership Blog in New Zealand (Leadership article of the day"Leadership lessons from Sun Tzu &the Art of War" http://t.co/sQRadf7e75 #leadership #suntzu #EliteLeadership)...
The most definite work on leadership was not written by Donald Trump or Richard Branson. It was written over 2,500 years ago by a Chinese military strategist. Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher born in 544 B.C.and his advice many years ago is every bit as relevant today. Enjoy!
The reality of educational leadership today is that as education, particularly public education, struggles to find its identity among opposing factors such as politics, financial crises, government...
Must be 60-70 years old now, but still a great foundational model and really speaks to people about their culture.
Small Stories can be powerful tools for developing and highlighting organisational culture. Don't try to suppress gossip, use it and make the most of it.
Nice tcontribution to the @toddbnielsen blogathon from @RichardAndrews_!
Small Stories are flying round every organization every minute of every day. Like mosquitoes over a lake in summer they get everywhere: in the corridors, the restrooms, the stockroom and the kitchen. They hover around the photocopier and the water cooler, they get under the door and through the smallest gap in the window. They settle for just an instant on some exposed skin and, almost unnoticed, they give a little bite. One bite’s no problem, but over time there’s one more then another; Ten, twenty, and they start to have a real impact!
No one likes review time. For many, self-appraisals are a particularly annoying part of the process. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?
Learn how to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders for your organization. The reward for your efforts? The right skills at the top—and everywhere else in your organization.
We do have a leadership crisis as this article points out. What does it mean to manage? We have to be careful. Do we want leadership or management? Both are necessary, but serve different purposes.
Leadership is not an accomplishment you check off your … (10 Not So Obvious Barriers to Effective Leadership http://t.co/FgbqKEb1U7)
As leaders we set the example of what ideal is to those we are leading. When people look at us, they are seeing the template of what is expected of them. With that said, we need to be the template we want to see reproduced.
Latest blogathon article from Froede Heimann
Sometimes leaders get to stand in the lime light, marching forward in a triumphant pursuit of excellence and performance. Sometimes leadership requires standing in the shadows to support those closest to you.
Leadership is about influence and accomplishing tasks while utilizing the gifts of those you lead. This should look in part, as if the leader is serving those around them.
Very few entrepreneurs, board members, or investors give much thought to leadership development. That's a huge mistake.
Be sparing with criticism and generous with praise.
To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. Thus, it is vital for managers to learn how and when to give negative feedback.
I was intrigued by something that Rory McIlroy said recently in an interview following his widely-reported 'early exit' from the Honda Golf Classic in Florida. Clearly he has been going through a...
Nice take on psycholgy of success from Louis Collins @louisvillelips
RT @ScottWilliams: A Very Important Leadership Principle http://t.co/HRc8ryvWAl
A plea for 'believing', and very well argued.
By Maria Popova
:"“In the field of observation,” legendary disease prevention pioneer Louis Pasteur famously proclaimed in 1854, “chance favors only the prepared mind.” “Knowledge comes form noticing resemblances and recurrences in the events that happen around us,” neuroscience godfather Wilfred Trotter asserted. That keen observation is what transmutes information into knowledge is indisputable — look no further than Sherlock Holmes and his exquisite mindfulnessfor a proof — but how, exactly, does one cultivate that critical faculty?
"From The Art of Scientific Investigation (public library; public domain) by Cambridge University animal pathology professor W. I. B. Beveridge — the same fantastic 1957 compendium that explored the role of the intuition and imagination in science and how serendipity and “chance opportunism” fuel discovery — comes a timeless meditation on the art of observation, which he insists “is not passively watching but is an active mental process,” and the importance of distinguishing it from what we call intuition."
Observation and Listening..
Several years ago the nature of management’s future was driven home to me in a flash, as I shared the stage with my co-author and business partner Dr. Martha Rogers. It was the heyday of the
What male leaders can learn from their female colleagues
Honesty: More Than an Ethical Platitude Huffington Post Something happened recently that was a stark reminder that honesty is more than a matter of ethics -- honesty is good business.
"4. Assume that there is no one out there keeping a tally of all of your failings, ready to throw it in your face when you're either feeling too good or too awful about yourself."
Being loved and having a sense of belonging are universal irreducible human needs.
When William J. Crawford joined the staff of the U.S. Air Force Academy, it was in an unassuming role -- as a janitor. Little did the cadets know, a hero walked among them.
Terrific story! Thanks John.
A fantastic, must-read story that should remind us all to never "judge a book by its cover" (especially as it relates to people).
Micromanagement could have a huge long- and short-term negative impact on your ability to be effective as a manager.
Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses and Lead More Effectively http://t.co/1lVJ0T3AtV #leadership #values #CEO
In their book From Smart to Wise, Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou state that wise leadership succeeds where smart leadership cannot. Wise leadership isn’t about how smart you are. It’s about “transcending it and gaining a broader perspective.” Importantly, “That perspective enables us to rein in our smartness and harness it to serve a larger purpose in an ethical and appropriate manner.” Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective:
Most of us are trained to believe that practice makes perfect; but the best advice I've ever received preaches the exact opposite: Don’t be a perfectionist. Today I embrace this, but when I
When Percy Barnevik was at the height of his powers at ABB, they used to use a phrase something like "roughly right and go" - I think that's a good maxim.
If you don´t see yourself as part of the problem, you cannot be part of the solution.Every culture teaches this through a similar story. Joseph Campbell, anthropologist and advisor for Star