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Personal Branding for Introverts

Personal Branding for Introverts | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Build your reputation — without the schmoozing.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:54 AM

In popular imagination, personal branding is often equated with high-octane, flesh-pressing showmanship. But there are other, sometimes better, ways you can define yourself and your reputation. Taking the time to reflect and be thoughtful about how you’d like to be seen and then living that out through your writing and your interpersonal relationships (and even your décor) is a powerful way to ensure you’re seen as the leader you are.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:14 AM

It can be done!

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How Bad Bosses Kill Employee Engagement

How Bad Bosses Kill Employee Engagement | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you've ever worked for a bad boss, you've probably uttered these famous words .... "I don’t get paid enough to put up with this crap!
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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:52 AM

It's useful to learn from positive/helpful advise, but sometimes it's even more useful to study "what not to do" ... here's a solid list of what not to do as a leader.

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#OpenLeadership - Fail Fast and Win! from @CharleneLi

Speech by Charlene Li "Winning in a World Transformed by Social Media" at the Simmons Leadership Conference, April 2, 2013 in Boston, MA Full report is availabl

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I do my best to practice Open Leadership daily.  A great source on the concept is international open leadership expert Charlene Li.  My key take-aways: share, engage and fail fast... to win!  Be prepared to reinvent yourself faster than you can think!  Surround yourself with creative thinkers that will keep you on your toes and alive!  You know who you are and I thank you for being there, very simply and humbly!

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Behavior: is it really “just who you are”? | Aspire-CS

Behavior: is it really “just who you are”? | Aspire-CS | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The truth is that you’re a wonderfully complex human being who is the sum total of your genes, your upbringing, the culture you’re in, your beliefs, values, education, attitude, and plenty of other things including your behavior. If you’re open to seeing that behavior can be changed while you still stay “you”, you’re on the road to becoming the best leader you can be. - See more at: http://www.aspire-cs.com/behavior-is-it-really-just-who-you-are#sthash.GZjIY6RI.dpuf

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Mac McKinsey's Deathbed Epiphany (Ed Batista)

Mac McKinsey's Deathbed Epiphany (Ed Batista) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Duff McDonald's new book, The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, discusses the management consulting firm founded by James "Mac" McKinsey in 1926, which a number of my MBA students at Stanford have joined...
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The Price of the Disappearing Female Leader

The Price of the Disappearing Female Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Today women gradually disappear on the way up to the most senior executive levels.  In fact, it’s so commonplace that it’s almost become an accepted reality. Consider if we had similar results in other circumstances:

- What if 81% of the engineering graduates, and over half of the recruits, at the design firm were gone by the VP level?

- What if only 20% of left handers made it to the major leagues in baseball?

- What if a political party recruited and developed 100 future candidates and a few years later only 20 remained to run for office?

We’d conclude that something had gone very wrong and set about fixing it. The problem is both in the result and the implications for the remaining team.

Yet, these very scenarios are comparable to what happens with women in business today.  In a recent study, McKinsey found that women land 53% of entry-level jobs and make it to “the belly of the pipeline” in large numbers. But then female presence falls off a cliff, to 35% at the director level, 24% among senior vice presidents and 19% in the C-suite.

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I like the bottom line focus of this article.

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Leadership Needs Gravity

Leadership Needs Gravity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Gravity hold us together. Without gravity, we would float out, away from the center of the earth. We need a center of gravity. Leaders, in particular, rely on their center of gravity. It is easy fo...
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Brilliant!  With me its family, work and me being in balance, especially family.

 

Sometimes need to remember that more...

 

 

Thanks @StrategicMonk!

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How I Reboot Myself -- And Not Just My PC

How I Reboot Myself -- And Not Just My PC | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I know you reboot your laptops frequently but have you rebooted yourself lately? In a fast moving pace, I have my own way to reboot myself as a CEO of Yahoo! JAPAN.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:46 AM

We need to care for our self and make sure we are finally tuned as well.

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What Is Leadership?

What Is Leadership? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Google the word “leadership”- go ahead, I’ll wait… I did as I wrote this post, and my search returned 312 million results. Amazon carries more than 100,000 titles on the topic, with more arriving a...

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John Michel's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:56 AM

Leadership (like it’s cousinstewardship, for example) isn’t a role but a process – specifically a process of influence; meaning those you choose to lead must also choose to be led — and choose you, in particular, to lead them.

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The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I think we need both the male and the female brain’s wiring to create a balanced culture that drives business success. As women leave the corporate world for their own pursuits I have to ask:

Does communication play a key part in business success? Team success? Market success?

Is empathy important in creating customer loyalty? Employee loyalty? Team collaboration?

Is seeing the reality of a situation, sensing the unspoken truth, important in business?

I believe the answer is “YES!” to all of the above. Which is why I’ll keep on being the only woman in the room. And asking other women to join me there. Now more than ever, corporations, businesses and our modern world need the skills we bring with our oh-so female brains.

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Totally agree!

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Make (Wise) Fundamental Choices - General Leadership

Make (Wise) Fundamental Choices - General Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Are you willing to surrender indifference and lead the change that needs to happen in your surroundings by making wise fundamental choices? Why not get started today?
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An inspiring story about a man I'm ashamed to admit I'd never heard of. Well worth reading!

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When You Are Not in the Room...

When You Are Not in the Room... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
An interview that Bob Burg held with Fox Business Brand Correspondent Bruce Turkel got me thinking beyond branding. As a communication specialist, I was already drawn into the conversation on messa...
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What do you leave in a roomful of people, and what proceeds you before you even show up?

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Do You Know What You're Saying? ~ My Own Coach

Do You Know What You're Saying? ~ My Own Coach | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, 
difficult words but rather short, easy words like What about lunch?” A.A. Milne, Winnie the pooh Have you ever found yourself involved in conversations at work, not really knowing what has been said?

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Nice piece on a good blog from my good friend Kevin Watson.

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» How to Find Calm When You’re Crazy Busy! - Divine Intuition

» How to Find Calm When You’re Crazy Busy! - Divine Intuition | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you’re crazy busy and want more peace in your day, this article is for you. Here are seven practical ways to experience serenity now.

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Where do you find your calm?

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To Be a Great Leader, Be a Builder

To Be a Great Leader, Be a Builder | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
For a team that goes above and beyond the requirements, you need to build a strong foundation.

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Are You Cashing Your Reality Checks?

Are You Cashing Your Reality Checks? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The Key Question What are we pretending not to know... You know what I'm talking about because everyone is talking about it. Well, not so much about it as around it. And of course that depends on w...
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Great call to action from @scott_elumn8 - bringing his soul to work!

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Are You Living Life Busy or Just Distracted? | Paul Jolicoeur

Are You Living Life Busy or Just Distracted? | Paul Jolicoeur | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You were created for greatness. There is no way you were created and living on this earth for no good reason. Lets stay busy not distracted
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Four qualities of an inspiring leader

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Inspiring communication can elevate people and communities. It changes the way we feel and take action toward a better future. The secret to inspiring others is connecting an idea or a vision with ...
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3 Simple Steps to Banish Negativity

3 Simple Steps to Banish Negativity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When work feels out of control, a little optimism goes a long way. Here's how to use it to turn things around.
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The benefits of re-framing.  Thanks @AchimNowak.

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How To Discover Your Leadership Gifts | Terri Klass Consulting, LLC

How To Discover Your Leadership Gifts | Terri Klass Consulting, LLC | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Is it really a bad thing to lead with what feels natural to us and what makes the most sense to our brains and hearts? I would say, no, because what we are really doing is using our individual talents and gifts in our leadership journey.
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I used to try to copy other people's style and gifts - always fell flat on my face! Now I focus on being a better me!

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5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
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The John Maxwell Company

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Some people fail forward. Others fail and quickly spiral downward. These two types of people are very different, but how?

“The difference is on the inside. It’s the spirit of the individual. Those who profit from adversity possess a spirit of humility and are therefore inclined to make the necessary changes needed to learn from their mistakes, failures, and losses. They stand in stark contrast to prideful people who are unwilling to allow adversity to be their teacher and as a result fail to learn.”

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In their distinctive ways, Einstein and Maxwell agree on how people learn and grow best...

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You're Leaning In. Have You Tried a Push-Up?

You're Leaning In. Have You Tried a Push-Up? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

No I’m not shilling for Sheryl Sandberg or Victoria’s Secret here, although I’ve read one and worn the other. And I’m not talking about women vs. men, either.

What I’m talking about is your career, and I mean YOU, no matter what your DNA or externals say about your gender. Many of us are in the habit of playing down our assets, and while there are some good reasons for doing that, there also are some not-so-good reasons.

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A reminder about the need to value ourselves.

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Gaining Competitive Advantage - Power of Saying Thank You

Gaining Competitive Advantage - Power of Saying Thank You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Learn how extending old-time courtesies to customers can help in gaining competitive advantage.

 

The wheels of business revolve with such spin and speed these days that we roll right over the courtesies. Who has time for quaint customs?

More to the point, who can afford to let competitors rush onto the new and the next while we slow down for pleasantries?

You're in for a surprise. The advice that follows, rest assured, is not some lecture about society's loss of grace (not that I couldn't get into that). This is about leveraging an underutilized edge in the marketplace.

Today, extending old-time courtesies helps you stand out. Yes, boys and girls, saying "thank you" has become a competitive advantage. So few people express appreciation — a Lenox etiquette poll found that nearly five out of every 10 people don't always say thanks — that remembering to do so is a sales point of difference. It also goes a long way toward forging the relationships that can turn into opportunities.

Here are fast and affordable ways to show business gratitude, as well as tips about timing and tactics. Your takeaway: Don't underestimate the power of saying thanks.

 

1. Throw a bash that boosts their business.

2. Be warm and personal.

3. But know that timing counts.

4. Pass along compliments.

5. Send value-added appreciation....


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My gran used to say "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!!"

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WorldsView Academy's comment, September 16, 2013 6:43 AM
One of those timeless wise sayings. People remember and value sincere 'thank yous' but we often think it is a sign of weakness in a competitive environment.
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Making Work Better - Scott Berkun and The Future of Management

Making Work Better - Scott Berkun and The Future of Management | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Scott Berkun's new book, The Year Without Pants, gives us some guidance in trying to make management more effective. If you want to understand how management really works, then this is an important book to read. 


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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.