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Creating a Company Vision Story

Creating a Company Vision Story | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Do you have a vision of where your company will be in three years? In five? 10? Here’s a sure-fire way to get clear about the future you want.

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Great idea!

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Ali Anani's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:25 AM

A must read. Fabulous article

Karen Dietz's comment, September 11, 2013 8:54 PM
How cool Linda! That must have been a real treat. And thank you Freddy and Ali for your comments.
Debra Walker's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:30 PM

Visioning is critical for ensuring everyone in the organization can "see" the orgn in the future.  Stories are powerful!

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The Leadership Skills Needed for Leading Others | Help Scout

The Leadership Skills Needed for Leading Others | Help Scout | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What leadership skills are essential for leading an exceptional team? It’s a question worth asking, because when you’re in
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Very good article.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:30 AM

Rescooping ... are you a "Happy Warrior"?

Les Howard's curator insight, September 6, 2013 9:39 AM

Good article that articulates what a 21st C Leader is/does.

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Three Myths About Your Strengths

Three Myths About Your Strengths | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

One of the most dramatic changes in leadership development in the last decade has been the shift in focus from correcting weaknesses to identifying and expanding on strengths. As this movement continues to catch hold, three myths have emerged that deserve to be dispelled.

 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1aoDTe9


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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Mindfulness Goes Mainstream | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The topic of mindfulness is popping up everywhere. While these somewhat militant monks seem the antithesis of the quiet, calm imagery associated with all things mindful, the message speaks to a lar...

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And long may it stay there!

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:42 AM

Rescooping ... thanks for sharing.  A wealth on useful info about mindfulness and leadership.

Jenny Ebermann's comment, September 6, 2013 6:44 AM
Very welcome!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:03 PM

This should have been happening for some time.

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6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Want loyal dedicated and passionate employees Be a loyal dedicated and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace...

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We can all do this - here are some good tips!

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Mariam Shebaya's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:26 AM
Develop Compassion as a key leadership skill
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Don’t be afraid of personal power

Don’t be afraid of personal power | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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“Cheryl, you know more about these work processes than most of the folks up there. Did you apply to be a speaker?"

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Excellent advice from Jane Perdue!

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Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit

Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit http://www.bridgespan.org/Publications-and-Tools/Leadership-Effectiveness/Nonprofit-Leadership-Development-Toolkit.aspx#.UgKgl5KkrPU (Nonprofit Leadership Development Toolkit
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Comprehensive and well signposted framework.

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3 Ways to Get the Feedback We Need

3 Ways to Get the Feedback We Need | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Recently my wife and I attended a formal evening event. After getting dressed, I turned to her for approval.“How do I look?” I asked.She sized me up for a few moments.
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Feedback is the breakfast of champions - we need it to thrive!

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Tips about Mentoring

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5 Levels of #Leadership #calsae #bealeader #betterleadership #leadbyexample #selfimprovement (RT @LoisZachary: Are you familiar with the five levels of #leadership?
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Nice graphic.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:44 PM

Two questions ... where do fall on this spectrum?  and what can you do to improve?

 

Good questions to ask yourself ... and good questions to ask your subordinate leaders to help them grow.

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More news about our free Virtual Leadership Summit

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More news about our Virtual Leadership Summit: http://t.co/AzpUpygVQs
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Seems like lots of good resources here...

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The 75 KPIs Every Manager Needs To Know

The 75 KPIs Every Manager Needs To Know | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) should be the vital navigation instruments used by managers and leaders to understand whether they are on course to success or not. The right set of KPIs will shine
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Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings

Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, Hikaru Takeuchi and others are on the forefront of investigating what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. And their findings are overturning conventional notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.

 

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

 

Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task."


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Julie King's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:06 PM

Creative process involves the whole brain!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:26 AM

As humans we seem programmed to divide everything into this and that. Then find out it is all part of a much wider whole. Brain and creativity no different after all!

santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:17 PM

Left + Right = Creativity, interesting news from neuroscience.

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Necessity of Folklore & Stories--For Biz Folks Too!

Necessity of Folklore & Stories--For Biz Folks Too! | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller and award-winning author of books for adults and children.

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Makes a lot of sense to me - round the prehistoric camp fire, the tradition (and hard wiring?) was oral...

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Karen Dietz's comment, September 7, 2013 11:28 AM
Glad you found value in the post David! I think there are many lessons buried in here for businesses to take to heart.
Carol Sherriff's comment, September 7, 2013 11:49 AM
A great article and thanks to Karen for scooping it. When I am facilitating business projects its amazing how often Robin Hood (partly because my surname's Sherriff), King Arthur all the folklore comes to life - and heaven forbid if you don't know the different lore in England, Scotland and Wales. And yet this is a subject very hard to talk about in business.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 7, 2013 1:07 PM
My pleasure Carol and I agree about knowing the Robin Hood folklore! It can get tricky. I think it is very cool how folklore makes it into your client work because of your last name :)
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8 Life And Leadership Lessons From Arianna Huffington - Forbes

8 Life And Leadership Lessons From Arianna Huffington - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Arianna Huffington is often described as authentic, intelligent, and humble female leader. Several weeks ago I’ve had a chance to hear Arianna speak to a large audience at HubSpot’s INBOUND conference, as well as a pleasure of talking to her afterwards, and I can tell you that this description of Arianna couldn’t be more accurate. We discussed success, work and life balance, and wise leadership. Below are some of the leadership and life lessons she talked about that stood out for me.


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John Michel's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:23 AM

We need to become wiser about what/who we let rule our lives and take charge of our own success. But before we do, we need to make sure we have our own very clear definition of what “success” truly is. What’s your definition?

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Keeping the Stupid Out of Your Life

Keeping the Stupid Out of Your Life | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it


   Considering that we all have the potential to inflict harm on ourselves and those we love, it’s important to continually reflect on how to keep the worst in us from getting the best of us


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A lot of sensible advice here.

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The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect

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The Neurological Explanation For Practice Makes Perfect

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Audrey's comment, September 9, 2013 6:01 AM
Yes.... Start young. This means pre-school education.
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How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work

How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
To trust or not to trust? Ask these questions.
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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:05 AM

Rescooping ... thanks for sharing!

 

For leaders, building trust into an organization is about building an organizational culture bound by a shared belief in a greater purpose (the "why" which calls to everyone) and common beliefs in shared values.  This environment of trust, based on shared beliefs, can "kickstart" the ability of individuals to quickly establish relationships and grow mutual trust.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:13 AM

How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work

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Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop

Conformity and creativity | TalentDevelop | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"The worship of convention will never lead to astonishment." Tama J. Kieves

 

Many artists and creative leaders in various fields are unconventional, embracing unique thinking, following their own path. Not conforming.


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Great quote, excellent short article with good links!

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Carol Sanford's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:48 AM

Love this quote. That is the philosophy of The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute. Revealing uniqueness, we think it is Essence, is the foundation of all great businesses, products, campaigns, worker contribution and happy lives. www.ResponsibleTrep.com Get Your Essence On!

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:50 PM

"If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different." Ain't that the truth...

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The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.

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Great primer on a key leadership attribute.

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Greg Clowminzer's comment, September 4, 2013 2:16 PM
Thank you for your comment David and yes I agree with you.
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How Experts Think

How Experts Think | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"How does a quarterback think so fast? 

 

We can understand that by looking at other disciplines. Like quarterbacks, radiologists are experts in seeing things quickly. What is invisible to us is obvious to them. They can diagnose a disease after looking at a chest X-ray for a fifth of a second, the time it takes to make a single voluntary eye movement. As they become more trained, they move their eyes less until all they have to do is glance at a few locations for a few moments to find the information they need.

 

This is called “selective attention.” It is a hallmark of expertise.

 

Adriaan de Groot, a chess master and psychologist, studied expertise by showing a chess position to players of different ranks. He found that grandmasters evaluated few moves and re-evaluated them less often than other players. One grandmaster evaluated one move twice, then evaluated another and played it. It was the best possible move. This was generally true: Grandmasters never considered moves that were not one of the top five best possible moves. Other players considered moves as poor as twenty-second-best. The less expert the player, the more options they considered, the more evaluations they made, and the worse their eventual move was.

 

Less thinking led to better solutions. More thinking led to worse solutions. Were grandmasters making their moves by inspiration?

 

No. Experts do not think less. They think more efficiently. The practiced brain eliminates poor solutions before they reach the conscious mind."


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Fascinating theory.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:45 PM

Metacognition is the interior aspect of infotention, just as managing information streams is the exterior aspect. Training one's attention online involves a great deal of conscious practice regarding what not to pay attention to, what not to think about.

roberto gilli's comment, September 18, 2013 4:02 AM
This theory works also for content curation and information browsing? I think so.
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5 Recruiting Habits Of Successful Leaders

5 Recruiting Habits Of Successful Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
At some point in our job-seeking lives, we’ve all interviewed at a company that felt more like a military school than an exciting, flexible, creative, ever-evolving workplace culture.
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How To Be A Really Really Good Listener

How To Be A Really Really Good Listener | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I’m sure you’ve heard it said that to be a good listener you should walk a mile in the other person’s shoes. Okay. But exactly how do you do that? And how can you know that you are

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:40 PM

A Really Really Good Listener is Really Really Emotionally Intelligent...

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Michal's blog: Three Ways to Know When Coaching is Right for You

Michal's blog: Three Ways to Know When Coaching is Right for You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As a certified coach, people often ask me how to know if they could benefit from coaching. Many think it’s just for executives and high-profile leaders they’ve heard use it, like Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg – and then they...
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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.