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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The White Knight Syndrome

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The White Knight Syndrome | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

We can get a little self-important and think that we need to mount our white horse and begin a crusade to save the kingdom—charging through the organization bringing everyone in line with our way of thinking and our way of doing things. We know best and if they can see it, well then, they’re wrong. But before we do we should consider these questions: 

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It's all about the intention...

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Making Leadership More Effective in Asia

Making Leadership More Effective in Asia | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The economic crisis has sharply highlighted the need for better leadership in businesses globally. That need is even more urgent in Asia, which seems poised for an economic revival.
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Transitioning to Leadership: How to Manage Previous Peers | inspirationfeed.com

Transitioning to Leadership: How to Manage Previous Peers | inspirationfeed.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Getting promoted to leadership is a rewarding and exciting experience, but overseeing individuals who have always been your peers can be a hard situation to adjust to.
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3 Smart Ways to Stand Out by Serving Others

3 Smart Ways to Stand Out by Serving Others | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you really want to move your career forward, put aside your personal agenda and look for ways to help others.
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Givers gain by paying it forward...

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How to Build Your Communication Quotient |

How to Build Your Communication Quotient | | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
21st century success means building a new set of communication skills that help you leap forward, help you learn forward, and help you collaborate and lead forward with actual and virtual constituents.
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Communicate or don't relate - it's a choice!

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Does power foster effective leadership? Study suggests not

Does power foster effective leadership? Study suggests not | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
RT @SkerlavajMiha: Does power foster effective leadership? Study suggests not http://t.co/8LZ1I3h0gZ
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Seth's Blog: Not a gift

Seth's Blog: Not a gift | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Here are attributes many of us value in co-workers, bosses, employees, friends and vendors: Honest Punctual Curious Proactive Flexible Thoughtful Generous Fun Committed Respectful Organized Interested Creative Likable Positive you get the idea.
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Repair of the Soul

Repair of the Soul | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
For a number of years I co-facilitated a leadership workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. One day wandering through that small town, one of my facilitator colleagues found some t-shirts for the three ...
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How many discordant relationships at work are the product of people running away from the problem, rather than toward it and through it with each other?

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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery.

Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. That’s just the way the universe works.

“The electric charge of an electron doesn’t arise out of more elemental properties. It simply has a charge,” says Koch. “Likewise, I argue that we live in a universe of space, time, mass, energy, and consciousness arising out of complex systems.”

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Do we live in a universe where, for reasons we don’t understand, quantum physics simply is the reigning explanation?

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Clement Boye's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:43 PM

quelle beauté cette complexitén infini beauté

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:09 AM

Great to find a leading scientist - Christof Koch - consider other animals have consciousness and even considering complex systems may also have consciousness.

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Faulty Thinking - 2 Patterns Leaders To Ditch - Leadership Development

Faulty Thinking - 2 Patterns Leaders To Ditch - Leadership Development | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Many scandals and problems in business arise, not because people involved in the scandal or problem are bad, they are simply victims of “ faulty thinking ”.
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2 ways  we continue to exercise faulty thinking and therefore limit great changes in the world and in business.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:47 PM

Unfortunately, the two patterns, scarcity and nepotism, are deeply embedded in education.

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OCAI online | Interview: Kim Cameron on Positive Leadership Research

OCAI online | Interview: Kim Cameron on Positive Leadership Research | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Kim Cameron explains how the performance of organizations improves when you practice positive leadership
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How do you get an organization to implement or even take seriously the notion of virtuousness?

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From Idea to Action: 7 Steps to Getting Unstuck

From Idea to Action: 7 Steps to Getting Unstuck | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a really great idea, something you just knew you should do, yet somehow you did not act on it? Perhaps you even wrote it down while sincerely thinking to yourself, "I am going to ...
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Break through the Law of Inertia!

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Maureen Miller's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:30 AM

Great step by step process to chunking action steps to create momentum.

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CSI: Who Shot Leadership?

CSI: Who Shot Leadership? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leading in Modern Day Times by Bobby Carter | MAKE IT VITAL In these perilous times, our country is inundated with people who are in positions of leadership based on personal loyalty, favoritism, g...

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Leadership and the Paradox of Pain

Leadership and the Paradox of Pain | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth.
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Well worth reading!

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:13 AM

Useful reminder that depression can be experienced as a breakdown in your sense of self and purpose and that finding a true purpose can help you deal with depression and make substantial shifts in your life.

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Adam Grant: Why You Shouldn't Say 'You're Welcome'

Adam Grant: Why You Shouldn't Say 'You're Welcome' | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The script is so deeply ingrained that you don't even need to think about it.
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I offer this perceptive contribution to pay it forward.  I know you'll do the same for someone else.

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The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader - John C. Maxwell - Audiobook

If you've never heard of John Maxwell, he is an amazing leadership authority (up there with Stephen Covey et al). He…http://t.co/uGLgUtxdCA
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You won't do much better than this for leadership tips!

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What trends are affecting today's leaders?

What trends are affecting today's leaders? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The job of leading people hasn't changed since the dawn of time. But Graeme Yell believes the changing context of today's working environment is creating new pressures
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Great leadership isn't self-serving – it's quite the opposite. There might be times when the leader needs to take the stage, but there are others where humility and listening are the right approach.

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Coaching Emotional Intelligence Hogan EQ Report Feedback

Coaching Emotional Intelligence: Hogan EQ Report Feedback. How to boost people skills in sales and leadership positions.

Via Miklos Szilagyi
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Hogan on Hogan...

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:30 AM

Today I have discovered to myself Mr. Robert Hogan and his assessment systems… first I have watched the 40 min video of Mr. Robert Hogan about the philosophy behind his works (personality test) and it is really interesting. He gives a real background history, Freud, Jung, Binet first IQ tests, then the behaviorists and, then he tells us very clearly what is his professional credo.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZuhxnlKYEI&feature=share&list=FLn8jLvMzZR6gqQkS8M9ApDQ  - Respect…

 

Then, I have checked this page on their site and read through one sample 360 degree test in their format:

 

http://www.hoganassessments.com/content/hogan-360

 

Then, I just watched a 50 min webinar video (slides + audio) about the brand new (2013) Hogan EQ report (e.g. as for bases of coaching) which is available (110 EUR only in English for the time being) and not need any additional registration or special study.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcyhkgsK1KY&feature=share&list=FLn8jLvMzZR6gqQkS8M9ApDQ

 

I’m just telling you, the  whole package is actually very interesting… at least to peep into it…:-)))

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30 Leadership Quotes From Malcolm Gladwell’s Book David And Goliath | Brian Dodd on Leadership

30 Leadership Quotes From Malcolm Gladwell’s Book David And Goliath | Brian Dodd on Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Weekend read? http://t.co/rZfA3hmaog
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The very thing that gave the giant his size was also the source of his greatest weakness…The powerful and the strong are not always what they seem.
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MINDFULNESS, HOPE AND COMPASSION: A LEADER’S ROAD MAP TO RENEWAL - Ivey Business Journal

MINDFULNESS, HOPE AND COMPASSION: A LEADER’S ROAD MAP TO RENEWAL - Ivey Business Journal | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How does a leader quell the everyday, inner conflicts caused by the heavy responsibility, the need for constant self-control and the inevitable crises – and (MINDFULNESS, HOPE AND COMPASSION: A LEADER’S ROAD MAP TO RENEWAL - Ivey Business Journal...
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Great advice on managing the stress of leadership!

 

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“Seven lessons of leadership”: An overview (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

“Seven lessons of leadership”: An overview (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Let me start by saying that the title of this contribution is not mine. It is the title of a chapter in the book “Eye Witness to Power” written by Professor David Gergen.
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Leadership is Getting Out of the Way

Leadership is Getting Out of the Way | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Some people see leadership as being out in front. Leaders are, after all, people who lead. They set an example for other people to follow.The leaders who inspire me do not necessarily maintain a high profile. While they recognize the value of communication, they do not need to be the center of attention. They are good at getting out of the way.

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The usual quiet inspiration from Greg Richardson - minimal and meaningful!

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Eliane Fierro's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:58 AM

How are you leading your team? Are you being the best leader you can be?

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:36 AM

Too many "leaders" need to be recognized or credited for their efforts or the success of a team achievement. This is a good piece about why this isn't the the most effective way to lead.

Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, January 3, 2015 7:24 AM

being good getting out of the way...... what we fail do deal with in Africa 

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Evolve Or Devolve: Manage Performance OR Optimize It? » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Evolve Or Devolve: Manage Performance OR Optimize It? » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The times are a changing, and the faster they change the more critical it comes to adopt new ways of seeing the challenges before us.  Ways that can help us, make the critical shift from Now to HOW.  A shift that means resetting default patterns of thinking and doing in order to not simply manage performance, but to optimize it.

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Build a new performance optimistaion playbook with the dynamic Irene Becker!

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The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2013

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2013 | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Clayton Christensen is still the most influential business thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50, a just-released ranking.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:28 AM

See the full list here: Thinkers50.

donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:46 PM

(From the article): Thinkers50 uses the following criteria to put together the list:
1. Relevance of ideas
2. Rigor of research
3. Presentation of ideas
4. Accessibility/dissemination of ideas
5. International outlook
6. Originality of ideas
7. Impact of ideas
8. Practicality of ideas
9. Business sense
10. Power to inspire

 

Voters considered the first five criteria based on how the candidates have performed since the last ranking. They consider the next five looking at the long term.

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Forget happiness, search for meaning instead

Forget happiness, search for meaning instead | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"...Viktor Frankl was Jewish psychiatrist who in the build up to WWII was offered an opportunity to leave Austria to lecture in America. But the visa only allowed him to take his wife, leaving the rest of his family behind to face the Nazi’s alone. Torn as to what to do he went to the synagogue to pray. When he returned home lying practically on his doorstep was the bombed fragments from a local synagogue. Engraved on the stone was part of the Ten Commandments: 'honor thy father and mother'.


He chose to stay in Austria where he, along with all of his family, was imprisoned in the concentration camps. Suffered almost unbearable hardship it was here his views of man’s search for meaning were formed. In his own words:


‘We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through huts, comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.


‘The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity – even under the most difficult circumstances – to add deeper meaning to his life.’


Frankl survived World War II and emerged from the concentration camp marred, broken but alive. But his wife, father, mother, brothers, everybody except his sister was dead. Afterwards he founded Logotherapy an existential movement focused on finding meaning and purpose in life. Even in the worst circumstances being able to ascribe meaning to events, whether it’s is faith in god, or humanity or our own better natures, allows us to transcend our circumstances...."

 

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However you read it, even after many times, Frankl's is still an inspiring story!

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