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3 Lessons of the Expectant Leader - Let's Grow Leaders

3 Lessons of the Expectant Leader - Let's Grow Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"Expectations" is one of my favorite topics.  Today, please enjoy the lessons of expectant leaders, from leader and guest blogger Dave Bratcher.  Ever wonder why performance is not at the level you expected?

David Hain's insight:

"People will rise to your level of expectation"

 

Good quote, good article.

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Courage, Resilience and Mastery of Fear @MaaHoda #bealeader - #bealeader

Courage, Resilience and Mastery of Fear @MaaHoda #bealeader - #bealeader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself at the counter with your four-year-old child when she suddenly bursts into tears because you forgot to buy her something she requested from the shop.
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Great story of personal courage by Hoda Maalouf.

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Hoda Maalouf's comment, July 9, 2013 7:39 AM
Thanks David! I really appreciate it!
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Freedom from Permission — Break The Frame

Freedom from Permission — Break The Frame | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Freedom, for many people, means no permission needed to pursue dreams, ideas, innovation and creative solutions. Why do so many of us still ask?
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BE: Selfless - Influence Change - General Leadership

BE: Selfless - Influence Change - General Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Let’s take our Founding Fathers’ wise advice and each commit to doing something in our own spheres of influence to promote the positive change we so desperately yearn to see?

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John Michel's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:21 PM

To many of us, happiness means no more than the pursuit of wealth and status as embodied in such things as where we live, what we drive, how we look, what we wear, and how much we can accumulate for ourselves. Sadly, none of this is even close to what the citizen leaders who founded our nation had in mind at our country’s inception when they spoke of our fundamental rights as American citizens.

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MIT On The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills

MIT On The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
VideoLeadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this.

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See earlier Meg Wheatley scoop...
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Margaret J. Wheatley: Goodbye, Command and Control

Margaret J. Wheatley: Goodbye, Command and Control | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The Leader's Journey 
Whenever humans need to change a deeply structured belief system, everything in life is called into question--- relationships with loved ones, children, colleagues, with authority and major institutions. A group of senior leaders, reflecting on the changes they had experienced, commented that the higher you are in the organization, the more change is required of you personally. Those who have led their organizations into new ways often say that the most important change was what occurred in themselves. Nothing would have changed in their organizations if they hadn't changed.


Via Miklos Szilagyi
David Hain's insight:

It's a few years old, but the analysis is truly timeless.  Required reading for those who yearn for a new paradigm.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 4, 2013 7:30 PM

It's not from now... it's from 1997... 16 years elapsed...  I'm not sure that "on the field" so many things happened , changed... Margaret Wheatley is somebody who is worth to listen to... 

 

What about this introduction, how it resonates with your experiences: "We know, for example, that in many surveys senior leaders report that the majority of their organizational change efforts or mergers fail. They and their employees report deep cynicism at the endless programs and fads; nearly everyone suffers from increased stress at the organizational lives we have created together. Survey after survey registers our loss of hope and increased uncertainty for every major institutional form in our society. Do we know how to organize anything anymore so that people want to engage in productive and contributing work?"

 

If you are just leaning back with a satisfied smile on your lips, OK, go... but if you think that this might be relevant to your organization in a little bit... then, please, read it...

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Do You Give Your Power Away At Work?

Do You Give Your Power Away At Work? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Are we giving away our power when we show up at work?
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Many people are - often because they don't reaally anlayse where their power comes form...

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Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com

Not The Same Old Garden Path - How We Can Literally Think Differently - TanveerNaseer.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Best-selling author William A. Donius shares what neuroscience has revealed about how we can learn to literally think differently to be more innovative.
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Very interesting technique here.

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CEO Survival Guide: 30 Days to a Better Life

CEO Survival Guide: 30 Days to a Better Life | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Time is your greatest asset. Follow these five steps to better manage your time and you'll see your performance improve in less than 30 days.
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Johann Gauthier's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:19 PM

I follow @davidhain for his always great daily leadership and coaching insight.  This post represents a good tool for transitioning leaders... leading can be a very lonely endeavor, well, you can make it so... this will ensure you perform at higher levels on a daily basis !

David Hain's comment, July 5, 2013 1:02 AM
Thanks Johann, I really appreciate your support! :-))
Johann Gauthier's comment, July 5, 2013 5:56 PM
And you are a great source of inspiration David ! The world is indeed a very small Oyster !
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Leadership Lessons From Gettysburg, 150 Years Later

Leadership Lessons From Gettysburg, 150 Years Later | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A century and a half ago, military leaders on both sides of the U.S. Civil War faced some of their toughest challenges in what became the decisive battle. What leadership lessons does history have for you?

Via Roger Francis
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Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln

Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."

 

Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

It's a helpful post:  simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all.  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?

David Hain's comment, July 4, 2013 3:06 AM
Happy 4th July to all my American friends!
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Leadership: My Three Interview Questions

Leadership: My Three Interview Questions | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I usually ask this question bang in between other technical and work related questions . Usually there a pause of surprise and confusion not only on the interviewee's face but also on my co-interviewer's faces.
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Using silence as your strategic edge

Using silence as your strategic edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
  Nature teaches us how silence allows all voices to come forth naturally and in their own time.

 


Via F. Thunus
David Hain's insight:

The power of silence is immense.

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F. Thunus's curator insight, July 3, 2013 12:58 AM

add your insight...

donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:07 AM

If you’ve noticed that your words aren’t landing and your voice isn’t being heard, begin to use silence in these ways.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:15 AM

I attended Wisdom 2.0 which is an unconference and this was a key message for leadership. It is part of every wisdom tradition.

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Our Greatest Hope: New Edition » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Our Greatest Hope: New Edition » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The the fire of human potential, employee engagement and effectiveness,  agile teams, great management and leadership cannot be lit without the desire to rekindle and champion our greatest hope, our greatest power. Developing a purposeful life, career, team, organization and society rest upon our ability to redirect our thoughts and actions on a focus that ignites the integrity of our thoughts, actions and words.

David Hain's insight:

Passionate prose from Irene Becker.

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The Value of Vision Series - Kate Emery - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

The Value of Vision Series - Kate Emery - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
It started as a question. My technology services company was strong and growing, but something about “business as usual” began to bother me.
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"Vision allows us to pivot, dodge, and even to retreat, knowing that all of these actions can ultimately lead to progress if we know where we’re headed.  Without vision, detours and distractions become destiny."


Another excellent contribution to Jesse Lynn Stoner's vision series.

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7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Build your Brain to Lead - Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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John Michel's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:47 AM

An informal survey of 150 senior managers who attended my last Sustainable Leaders Strategy workshop revealed the biggest challenge they faced was “having too much to do in too little time with fewer resources than ever before.”  The speed with which business must get done today is light years faster than even 15 or 20 years ago.  In many industries (technology), change happens too quickly and if you only strive to keep up, you will be out of business faster than you can say “Buck Rogers.”     

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:32 PM

I liked points 2 and 3. People who are serial single-taskers are better listeners because they know when to listen. It is their only task in that moment.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

"There are only 24 hours in a day and you cannot create “more time” in a day.  The solution for most senior managers is to work longer and harder to get the job done.  The only problem with that solution is that it is a recipe for burn out.  What if you broke the rules and shifted your beliefs to recognize this truth:  Time is a limited resource & Energy is an infinitely unlimited resource.  You cannot create more time.  You can, however, create more energy by taking control not only of your time, but where your attention is within that time frame."

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The Visual Thinking Landscape

The Visual Thinking Landscape | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams.


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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, July 4, 2013 8:09 PM

Informative Visual Thinking Videos - learn how to filter and apply visual language to communicate multi dimensional - A picure is worth a thousand words"

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Transformational Leadership Has Positive Effects on Employee Well-Being

A transformational leadership style—valued for stimulating innovation and worker performance—is also associated with increased well-being among employees, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...

Via Anu Ojaranta
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Not surprissing but good to see evidence...

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The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
We don’t have many rules at IDEO, but we do have some cultural values that we take seriously because we feel they make our teams more effective. We prototyped these values for a couple decades (The Secret to Your Success?
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If IDEO do it, it's well worth thinking about...

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9 Negative Social Habits to Quit Today

9 Negative Social Habits to Quit Today | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

There’s something to be said for slow and steady progress.  But there’s also something to be said for strong, decisive, sweeping action.  When it comes to bad, self-defeating habits, there’s no time like today to quit cold turkey. 

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I recognise too many of these in myself!

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We Don’t Need Permission to Pursue Independence

We Don’t Need Permission to Pursue Independence | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

If you look at the long arc of history, you may notice a trend that’s been gaining more and more steam as it unfolds: the human spirit is not meant to be held back. Independence is not an event that happened on a particular day in your country, your religion, your family… We humans win some independence, but there’s more to win.

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Why Storytelling Can Make The Difference Between Successful And Failed Leadership

Why Storytelling Can Make The Difference Between Successful And Failed Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Storytelling is more than a nice-to-have. It's a necessity.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:24 PM

Connecting with another human being is one of the highest forms of social being for us humans.  At the heart of it is good storytelling.  When I’m telling you a story, and you’re engaged in it, you match your brain waves to mine.  And in fact, if I’m telling you a story with a familiar structure, your brain actually anticipates what I’m going to say next.  The point is that that’s good for both parties.  We want to be in sync with other people.  It’s how we communicate well with others and it’s why good storytelling is so powerful.  That feeling of synchronization is a profoundly satisfying one.  We want to hear stories, especially ones where we can guess what’s going to happen next, a split second before we’re told.

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Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us

Nelson Mandela's Leadership Legacy to Us | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When Mandela reappeared on the world stage on February 11, 1990 he told the world, "Our long march to freedom is irreversible." In that moment it was clear he had never left the world stage; he was re-entering it with even greater moral gravitas.

Via John Michel, Bobby Dillard
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A great light is flickering now, but we have the power to rekindle it, like the passing on of the Olympic torch!

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John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:00 PM

We have much to learn from Nelson Mandela's leadership grounded in generosity of spirit, authenticity and moral authority that transcends human divisiveness. Two things stand out about his leadership legacy -- his open mindset and the choice to make human calculations rather than political ones.

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Use Social Media in Your Next Presentation - Management Tip of the Day - July 03, 2013

Use Social Media in Your Next Presentation - Management Tip of the Day - July 03, 2013 | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.

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Good idea!

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Hitting Rock Bottom, 3 Lessons Learned from Below - Self Stairway

Hitting Rock Bottom, 3 Lessons Learned from Below - Self Stairway | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Lessons learned from hitting rock bottom and how becoming a better person is possible from the pit.
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