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Courage: An Essential Leadership Trait

Courage: An Essential Leadership Trait | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

According to Aristotle, courage is the first virtue because it makes all other virtues possible. 

 

Here is a list of ten things you can do as a leader to show and develop courage:

1. Stand up for what is right even if your opinion is unpopular.
2. Keep quiet and let others speak even if you think they are wrong.
3. Delegate with confidence.
4. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
5. Take responsibility for your actions.
6. Maintain your integrity even when temptation abounds.
7. Ask what you can give, rather than what you can get.
8. Give credit where credit is due.
9. Be kind when giving feedback.
10. Ask. Don’t tell.

 


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Ricard Lloria's comment, January 6, 2013 4:23 PM
Great and fantastic :)
Anne Egros's curator insight, January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

Sounds a great list of virtues, wondering if we can have it all in one person ? after all leaders are humans too !

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, January 10, 2013 6:05 AM
Good point Anne! I look at this as a good leadership "job aid" which can remind me of best practices. I will not always achieve them but can continue trying to improve :)
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Bosses Are 4 Times More Likely To Be Psychopaths

Bosses Are 4 Times More Likely To Be Psychopaths | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Business leaders are four times more likely to be psychopaths than the general population
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10 Reasons Why Employee Engagement is THE Issue for 2013

10 Reasons Why Employee Engagement is THE Issue for 2013 | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Employee engagement improves many aspects of business, including providing better customer service, increased innovation, increased retention and bett
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13 Things Overachievers Do - Forbes

13 Things Overachievers Do - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
1. They laugh -- at themselves. And with others. 2. "They steal stuff." I have to come clean right here. This post is completely inspired by Penelope Trunk and her blog post: 15 Things Overachievers Do.

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How To Tell Someone They're Wrong (And Make Them Feel Good About It) - Forbes

How To Tell Someone They're Wrong (And Make Them Feel Good About It) - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Eight tips on striking this delicate but crucial balance.
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The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails - Forbes

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

"Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders..."


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...training doesn't account for individuals' personal chacteristics, beliefs and values; how these interact with the leader's 'environment' and how they can be  adapted for better affect. A good argument  for coaching and other collaborative allied interventions.

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Maya Mathias's comment, December 20, 2012 1:28 PM
Ahh, an article that's music to my ears! Thanks for scooping, David!
Maya Mathias's curator insight, December 20, 2012 1:30 PM

Goodbye straightjacket leadership training...hello blue sky leadership development.  Excellent reframing on why & how leaders need to be developed holistically, not trained to fit a pre-defined mold.

CEO_University's curator insight, January 18, 2013 6:02 PM

Great read on Leadership Development

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TED Talk - Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

TED Talks Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
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we NEED more women at the top for a better fairer world. Sheryl offers insights into small but fundamental changes that women can make to pave the way for equality at leader level...if not in our lifetime, our childrens'.

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Great Leadership: 25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership: 25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
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To move forward successfully, consider some key questions, such as:

 

Why are you interested in developing your leadership skills?  How is becoming a better leader going to help you achieve the results you are trying to achieve? What will you do to ensure the new learnings become a regular part of who you are and how you think and behave as a leader?...and 22 more

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How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself) | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
If you're shy or reserved, don't fret. You can ask for what you need, while still being yourself.
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Advice from experts on how to get the balance right in various situations, including managing /leading others. Includes a couple of case studies to tangibly demonstrate how it can make a difference; showing that you don't have to lose yourself and become inauthentic...        

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10 Leadership Rules That Are No Longer Relevant

10 Leadership Rules That Are No Longer Relevant | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
And how they've been replaced.

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What's out and what's in; Modern leadership styles required to successfully handle modern business challenges...

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An Exercise in Changing Yourself, One Behaviour at a Time

An Exercise in Changing Yourself, One Behaviour at a Time | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
When I first began my career as an executive educator, I challenged my clients to pick one to three behavior patterns for personal improvement. Now I realize that three patterns were too many.
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Marshall Goldsmith describes how and why to work on changing one behaviour pattern at a time rather than making multiple simultaneous changes.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The key ingredients to co-delivering & sharing decision-making power

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. The key ingredients to co-delivering & sharing decision-making power | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
With a lot of tasks, you, and just you, are personally responsible.  You find out what is required and then get on with it. Even if you are in charge of a team you are delegating to, you obviously ...
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The power of introverts in the workplace: Learn to harness their knowledge and creativity

Susan Cain talks about the importance of recognising the valuable contributions of introverts in the workplace, and how to give them what they need to thrive and produce great stuff
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How Denial Negatively Affects Your Choices (and What You Can Do About It)

How Denial Negatively Affects Your Choices (and What You Can Do About It) | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

"Denial is a psychological defense mechanism that helps a person avoid a potentially distressing truth. It can also be looked at as a form of "avoidance", which is another psychological term that indicates a person is doing all they can to not deal with a given situation."

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Avoidance is a contributor to leader derailment. It is important to recognise that you are engaging in avoidant behaviours, and understand why. Fear of failure is a common cause of avoidance.

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Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013 | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
The uncomfortable realities women still face, even as they succeed in ever-greater numbers.
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Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Imagine you're a shipwrecked sailor adrift in the enormous Pacific. You can choose one of three directions and save yourself and your shipmates -- but each choice comes with a fearful consequence too.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 2013 4:54 AM

Fear can be such as useful emotion, but also so paralyzing...

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Six Steps to Build Rapport and Relationships Like a Guru...

Six Steps to Build Rapport and Relationships Like a Guru... | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

It is eloquently simple, but very powerful. How well you build rapport can make you or break you. These steps are mainly aimed at those seeking business relationships, but the principles apply to personal relationships as well ...


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The Top 4 Career Trends for 2013

The Top 4 Career Trends for 2013 | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Next year we may not be commuting to work in flying cars yet, but it won’t really matter—many of us won’t be commuting to work at all. It’s no secret that telecommuting, flexible work arrangements, distributed teams and even entirely virtual companies have exploded over the past few years. We’re bringing the work to the workers, reversing the almost antiquated model of bringing workers to the work. And in doing so, the way we work is changing rapidly, with everything from organizational structures and team workflows to career paths and education undergoing radical shifts.

Here are four trends the author believes we’ll see in 2013.


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Billy R Bennett's curator insight, December 27, 2012 2:05 PM

There many trend predictors out there at this time of the year.  This looks to be a good one.  When you see data actually showing trends, it adds to the story.  These are interesting and applicable to your organization.


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Stop Asking Women Why They Haven't Gotten Ahead

Stop Asking Women Why They Haven't Gotten Ahead | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
And start asking men why they're not promoting more of them.
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An interesting argument to balance the suggestions by Sheryl Sandberg of how women can get to the C-suite:  http://www.scoop.it/t/coaching-psychology-for-a-better-workplace/p/3779453086/ted-talk-sheryl-sandberg-why-we-have-too-few-women-leaders

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A Simpler Way to Get Employees to Share

A Simpler Way to Get Employees to Share | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
A great blog post by Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business. In this post he shares real life experiences with creating an organizational culture, where people are encouraged to share ideas and build on them.
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The Power of Concentration

The Power of Concentration | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot from the way Sherlock Holmes trains his mind.

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TED Talk - Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

TED Talks We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
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Short, sharp, fun story illustrating how we can change the course of peoples lives. A different way of thinking about leadership...

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Soizic Merdrignac aka @SoizicAbidjan's curator insight, December 18, 2012 6:08 AM

Une présentation efficace et amusante  sur le leadership au quotidien. Accepter une sucette de la part d'un étranger peut avoir des répercussions inattendues!

Joe Boutte's comment, December 18, 2012 6:30 AM
Great story about how important influence is in everyday life in helping others think and act differently. More importantly, leadership is about getting things done through relationships and interactions with people that are talented and skilled, even when they don't yet realize it.
Joe Boutte's curator insight, December 18, 2012 6:32 AM

Great story about how important influence is in everyday life in helping others think and act differently. More importantly, leadership is about getting things done through relationships and interactions with people that are talented and skilled, even when they don't yet realize it.

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Does it pay to know your type?

Does it pay to know your type? | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Who are you like? Oscar Wilde, Martin Luther King, jr, Mahatma Ghandi, Jackie Kennedy....? What characteristics do you have in common? How accurate is your profile? It can be useful in understanding the characteristics and preferences of yourself and those around you.
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6 Major Theories of Motivation and the Implications for Employee Recognition and Engagement

6 Major Theories of Motivation and the Implications for Employee Recognition and Engagement | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
I have written frequently on the importance of situational recognition. Depending on which one or blend of the major theories of motivation you subscribe to, the implications and the advice to leaders varies for recognition and engagement strategies.
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Brief, clear, relevant introduction to these 6 differing theories of motivation and the considerations for each by leaders. A useful summary from which to explore further...

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5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Trust and transparency have become popular workplace demands as employees seek to be aware of what is real and true.
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