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Survey Suggests Most Executives Are In Over Their Heads

Survey Suggests Most Executives Are In Over Their Heads | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A new survey conducted by global management consulting firm Booz & Co. shows that a striking majority of corporate leaders are not able to keep their priorities straight.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 9:27 PM

A new survey conducted by global management consulting firm Booz & Co. shows that a striking majority of corporate leaders are not able to keep their priorities straight. They are also pursuing strategies they don’t believe in, and many of their strategies fail to build on the things their companies are especially good at, compared with competitors. It’s like everything that can go wrong already has gone wrong for them.


AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:32 AM

Very interesteing concept shared here about coherence ~ the fit between value creation for customers, its capabilities, and its products and services.  Thanks David.

 

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How can companies be more successful and executives less frustrated? They need to find what Booz calls “coherence.” That means a fit between the way a company creates value for customers, its capabilities and its products and services. Not surprisingly, at coherent firms, 57% of survey-takers said they enjoyed above-industry-average revenue growth. At firms that were rated “incoherent,” only 18% reported growth above the industry average, and 36% of that group reported growth below the industry average.

Booz has run this study before. Last year it got similar results, though this year was even worse.  For instance, last year 53% of managers didn’t feel their company’s strategy would lead to success. That’s a poor showing, but not as bad as this year’s 64%.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:36 AM

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Are You a Born Leader?

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Natural-born leaders do exist, a new study finds.
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Watch this space - much to be equivocal about in this study, but maybe there is a germ of insight...

 

Whatever, we are autonomous human beings who can decide to be what we want to be!

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:31 PM

Yes they do.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:40 PM

They do exist, but leadership still needs life-long work.

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Gallup's Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem

Gallup's Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

More than half of America's workforce is disengaged. In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Jim Harterwho initiated the first State of the American Workplace Study in 1997, the conclusion is that the way we lead people in America is failing.

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"To fully comprehend these grim stats, imagine a crew team out on the Potomac River where three people are rowing their hearts out, five are taking in the scenery, and two are trying to sink the boat. It’s hard to conceive how businesses can thrive when so few people are working to move it forward."


Much to play for - 52% of people are turn-aroundable!

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Manager as Coach: The new way to get results | Worth Consulting Blog

Manager as Coach: The new way to get results | Worth Consulting Blog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Today, we live in a VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Businesses, leaders and managers in this environment are hit by a ‘double whammy’.  They need to make sense of this world for themselves and they need to find ways of making sense of it for their employees to ensure they achieve results.

With all this going on, it’s understandable that many businesses feel they cannot spare the time for managers to attend courses due to greater workloads and less staff. However, it is now more important than ever for businesses to recognise how essential coaching is to the productivity of employees.

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If you live in Wales and like the idea of being a manager/coach, you need to read this. Worth Consulting @worthcon giving great results for next to nothing!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:45 PM

Mangement and leadership are not this interchangeable. When we attempt to manage a VUCA world, it creates problems. We have to live and use leadership.

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When a Second Chance is Worth the Risk

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Leave a comment today to become eligible for one of twenty-five complimentary copies of, "Leaders Open Doors," by Bill Treasurer. **** Leaders often fail at letting others fail. But, only perfect p...
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More Bill Treasurer wisdom via @leadershipfreak...

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Looking for a Little Inspiration? 6 Stories to Love - Patch.com

Looking for a Little Inspiration? 6 Stories to Love - Patch.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Looking for a Little Inspiration? 6 Stories to Love Patch.com About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire...
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Some great calls to action in adversity from people you have never heard of.  Small miracles of hope take place every day...

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation - MindShift (blog)

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation - MindShift (blog) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
MindShift (blog)
How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation
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The leaders of a school or school district play a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers.
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The De-Machoing of Great Leadership

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Are you an autocrat like Jack Welch or a nurturer like Tony Hsieh? Here's how leadership has evolved over the last 30 years.

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:59 AM

The world is changing in front of our eyes ...The end of industrial era?

David Hain's comment, June 6, 2013 3:08 PM
Right on!!
John Michel's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:34 PM

We are witness to the emergence of a more people centric approach to leading...and I personally could not be more thankful for it.

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New Leaders - How to Be Viewed as a Jerk from Day One | Management Excellence by Art Petty

New Leaders - How to Be Viewed as a Jerk from Day One | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
14 Ideas to Help Establish Yourself as a Grade A Jerk. If your aspirations run towards the other end of the spectrum, these might be good behaviors to avoid!

Via Jose Luis Yañez, Scott Span, MSOD
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:52 AM

Good read, Gracias Jose Luis!

 

From the post:

 

12. Immediately assume that most of what is going on is wrong…and make people prove the value of their priorities. After all, people like face-time with the boss.

 

13. When things go wrong, make certain to sacrifice to someone. Your bold action to “solve the problem” will be appreciated by your boss.

 

14. Success is clearly an outcome of your deft leadership and super-normal management skills. Don’t be shy about guiding the spotlight to shine on you. Your team will enjoy the glow from their great leader

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:47 AM

What would you add to this list...

Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 6, 2013 2:21 PM

Great post!

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The Science of “Intuition”

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"There is no such thing as an intuitive person tout court. Intuition is a domain-specific ability." 


Via Sharrock, Ivon Prefontaine, Jenny Ebermann, Wise Leader™, Les Howard
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The usual great stuff from Brain Pickings - a fantastic resource by the way!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:30 AM

We need wisdom and intution in our world.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:50 PM

Indeed!

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Leaders, Market Yourself!

Leaders, Market Yourself! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you are reading this article, chances are you have a website, blog, youtube channel, or all of the above, with leadership skills you want to...

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The Thriving Organization-Ten Power Steps Out Of Jurassic Park » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

The Thriving Organization-Ten Power Steps Out Of Jurassic Park » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Jurassic Park is alive and well. If you are not working in Jurassic Park, many of your colleagues and friends are.   While there are minor exceptions, organizations by and large spend incredible dollars trying to help executives and managers play to their strengths.  Good?  Yes.  Enough? No.


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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:36 AM

Full of Irene's regular fervour and passion, some great tips for leaders who need to build a more effective organisational culture!

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4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You must possess these four traits if you want to succeed as a boss.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:11 AM

I would add "being willing to be wrong" to the Collabortative Spirit on the list.  Many managers get hung up on being right instead of accepting their mistakes and allowing others to lead.  

 

From the article:

 

1. Authenticity: Every leader faces the temptation to project a persona rather than be themselves. They think that to maintain the confidence of their team, they must appear faultless, flawless and wise. Yet most organizations need an authentic leader, not a perfect one. Today's leader must develop the art of self-awareness.

 

Quit trying to emulate someone else and start being yourself. Share and be honest about your own struggles.

 

By doing this, you'll immediately gain influence.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:41 AM

Four tips to ponder!

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:52 PM

What traits do you possess? 

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If You Keep Going For Perfection, You May Never Take Any Action! | SmartChic

If You Keep Going For Perfection, You May Never Take Any Action! | SmartChic | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Keep Going For Perfection, You May Never Take Any Action
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Well worth pondering on!

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:26 AM

intéressant pour chacun de nous. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 2013 9:43 AM

We need to set realistic goals in life and understand there are times we cannot achieve them. Realistic includes resiliency.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:31 PM

I do! ;)  

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Twitter / SegersJesse: 6 leadership learning trends ...

Twitter / SegersJesse: 6 leadership learning trends ... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming better leaders in all phases of our careers.

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Some very sensible thoughts here...

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The Humanity Of Leadership

The Humanity Of Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
We’re hearing a lot these days about “humanizing” business, but it’s really based on the oldest of concepts: balance. You can’t have affluence without responsibility, contentment without values, wisdom without beliefs, and commerce without ethics.
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True heart-based leadership is humanity leadership. It starts with some universal principles:

Human recognition. Each person deserves to be valued.

Human openness. Each person deserves the truth.

Human acceptance.  Each person deserves acceptance.

Human respect. Each person deserves respect.

Human focus. Each person deserves attention.

When these principles are in place, their influence is felt in everything we do.

 

Passionate stuff from the big heart of @LollyDaskal

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Leadership Development Carnival...

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This month’s Leadership Development Carnival is being hosted by Dan McCarthy at his blog Great Leadership. Why “speed leadership development”? Dan likens it to speed dating – 30 leadership development posts in 90 minutes worth of reading.
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Leadership Strength and Vulnerability

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My first boss was a military man. He had grown up in a proud military family, some of whom had served in the Confederacy during the Civil War. When duty...
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Wisdom from Bill Treasurer - again!

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About Leadership: Having Fun Yet? - Huffington Post

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About Leadership: Having Fun Yet?
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What is the place of fun in the leadership of a corporation?
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I've read a lot of posts about leadership, laughter and learning in the last couple of days.  Nice associations...

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How to Save Someone's Emotional Life | Six Seconds

How to Save Someone's Emotional Life | Six Seconds | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How do you save an emotional life? When do you step in? How do you step in? What do you do? What do you say?
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Powerful post! 

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John Michel's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:43 PM

Intervening to save someone’s emotional life isn’t easy. And it is almost impossible when we don’t know what to do. The hard part is speaking up—without offending—about observations.  How to deliver a message without insult requires the utmost of tact—and a careful balancing of words and actions, in order to reduce social distance and solidify communication. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:47 PM

It is hard work. We tend to want to counsel or talk and judge at a time people need deep listening and a non-judgemental approach.

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Leadership and Bringing Out the Best in Others :: Practicing The Four Pillars of Transformational Leadership

Leadership and Bringing Out the Best in Others :: Practicing The Four Pillars of Transformational Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
By Professor Michael Teed :: Williams School of Business Have you ever had a leader make a significant impact on your life?

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Being brutally honest – without the brutal part | Aspire-CS

Being brutally honest – without the brutal part | Aspire-CS | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
  Most of us appreciate someone's honest feedback and opinion about us and what matters to us.

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Givng feedback - the key to relationships and the door to so much else that matters in life.

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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

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I was always a bookworm. In fifth grade, I was one of the only students in my class to finish every last book on the Battle of the Books competition list.

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Watch "The multiplicity of truth: Julian Baggini at TEDxKingsCollegeLondon" Video at TEDxTalks

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“The truth is nothing more than a totality of different points of view”

There is no one lens that can bring the truth about reality into focus.

Via Kat Haber
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Someone, I forget who, said once - "There are 3 truths in my relationships - my truth, their truths and THE truth".

 

It resonated with me then, as does this talk. 

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Truly Human Leadership

This is a great TEDx talk by Bob Chapman. Bob runs a company called Barry Wehmiller. He and his organization are obsessed with developing people and creating an environment that allows them to go home fulfilled by the work they do.


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Grerat stuff!

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Pavel Barta's comment, June 7, 2013 11:54 AM
I am so glad that we are moving away from the industrial era where human beings were just means to the end. The beauty and worth of human being is limitless and so is their potential to learn. We need to learn to unleash and harness the power that people have by treating them as human beings, like we would like to be trated ourselfs.
Tony Vengrove's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:54 PM

We're human beings, not human doings.

Sílvia Montserrat's curator insight, June 15, 2013 7:08 AM

Using more of the emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies leads to more effectiveness in many countries, in many occupations, professionals, managers and leaders.