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Leadership self-control: 3 ways to avoid losing your cool

Leadership self-control: 3 ways to avoid losing your cool | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s tough to respect a leader who’s always losing his cool. Case in point: during college, I worked in a family-owned Italian restaurant whose proprietor

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Whilst I could personally do without the car analogy, the point is well made. Leader, know thyself... Keep the temperature down if you want results. 

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A leader’s emotional self-control is like a car’s gas tank: some folks’ tanks are bigger, but eventually, all tanks run out of gas. Leaders who stay tuned into their “fuel level” are able to refill before damaging their work relationships.

Mike Klintworth's curator insight, January 15, 6:11 AM

Keep your emotions in check to ensure they don't negatively influence others, and so you retain your leadership credibility. 

Vittorio Grieco's curator insight, January 15, 11:40 AM

I worked for a family-owned Italian reastuarant as well ... Something about Italians & being overly expressive with their passion ...

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3 Non Verbal Habits of Inspiring People

3 Non Verbal Habits of Inspiring People | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Inspiring people starts at first glance. Non verbals play a key role in starting relationships based on trust, competence and appropriate emotions.
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Leaders should take note - it's not all about what comes from your mouth. Good leadership communications is a whole body experience...

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BetaBoston - 5 ways to speak like a leader

BetaBoston - 5 ways to speak like a leader | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
By Joseph Guarino

Leadership success and communication skills always have been inextricably connected. A leader without communication skills will not effectively articulate a vision, gain confidence, or get employee commitment or buy-in.
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Tough-minded Leadership with Tenderhearted Skills

Tough-minded Leadership with Tenderhearted Skills | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
In business today, every leader, every boss, every chief executive officer, wants their company to be successful and so they advocate for tough-minded attitudes and strong-willed personalities.
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Maybe it's that I'm a chick too, but I agree that the softer side is undervalued in leadership. Great article

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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.
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A good but lightning fast skip through different theories. 

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10 Impressive Characteristics Great Leaders Have

10 Impressive Characteristics Great Leaders Have | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and they certainly aren’t limited to a particular industry or to Fortune 500 companies. A great leader can be anyone from a politician to the owner of a small cafe. However, despite the vast differences in professions and backgrounds, there are certain things that all great leaders have in common. The question is, do you see any of these qualities in yourself?


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The ability to communicate always features on any list of leadership attributes, and appears here as no.6. How Gordon Ramsay-ish do you feel? 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 29, 11:23 AM

Though not new to those interested in leadership, this skills are tried and true. How many do you posses.? How can you further develop those you are weak in? The first step is to be mindful of them. 

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Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?
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If there was a single article I wish every new tech startup client would read, it is this one. I doff my metaphorical hat  to this PR writer who has encapsulated the startup communications challenge PERFECTLY 

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The Leadership Team Evolution -- And The Scars To Prove It - Forbes

The Leadership Team Evolution -- And The Scars To Prove It - Forbes | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Leadership Team Evolution -- And The Scars To Prove It
Forbes
My previous two blogs focused on the importance of growing leaders from within your company, and then on what we learned from our own company's initial leadership offsite.
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"the right person for the job can be the wrong person for the company"

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3 Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy

3 Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Techniques to help you hear, process, and respond.
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Listening. Central to effective leadership communication. 

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Hubris and Complacency: Costly Leadership Behaviours That Can Haunt For Years

Hubris and Complacency: Costly Leadership Behaviours That Can Haunt For Years | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Two Costly Leadership Behaviors That Can Haunt Successful Companies For ...
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Leadership self-control: 3 ways to avoid losing your cool

Leadership self-control: 3 ways to avoid losing your cool | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s tough to respect a leader who’s always losing his cool. Case in point: during college, I worked in a family-owned Italian restaurant whose proprietor

Via Anne Leong
Sue Rizzello's insight:

Whilst I could personally do without the car analogy, the point is well made. Leader, know thyself... Keep the temperature down if you want results. 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 14, 10:09 PM

A leader’s emotional self-control is like a car’s gas tank: some folks’ tanks are bigger, but eventually, all tanks run out of gas. Leaders who stay tuned into their “fuel level” are able to refill before damaging their work relationships.

Mike Klintworth's curator insight, January 15, 6:11 AM

Keep your emotions in check to ensure they don't negatively influence others, and so you retain your leadership credibility. 

Vittorio Grieco's curator insight, January 15, 11:40 AM

I worked for a family-owned Italian reastuarant as well ... Something about Italians & being overly expressive with their passion ...

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Demystifying leadership - 3 qualities and 3 searching questions...

Demystifying leadership - 3 qualities and 3 searching questions... | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Three key qualities of real leadership and how to get them
Fox News (blog)
The term "leadership" is widely discussed and frequently used.
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Leadership: a nebulous, often-described yet elusive concept which defies hard definition. This article accepts that and instead makes you think about what it means, and what you bring. Thought- provoking, indeed.

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How to Drive Decisions Without Saying a Word

How to Drive Decisions Without Saying a Word | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
The best way to gain support for your ideas? Shut up. How to use the power of silence to get recommendations approved -- and do so without pushing.
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Presence and the persuasive power of silence...

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Are You Ready to Embrace the Risk of Thought Leadership?

Are You Ready to Embrace the Risk of Thought Leadership? | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Thought leaders have thoughts. It’s this predictive, engaging and often provoking insight that is the foundation of a successful content marketing program. That’s straightforward, right?
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Being brave enough to stick your head above the parapet and risk criticism or ridicule is part of thought leadership. Leaders manage risk every day : doing so in their communications should be second nature. As with other business challenges, communications risks can be identified and managed, with the right support and mindset.

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Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons

Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it

I developed these 10 leadership lessons from years of personal experience and business accomplishments, as well as the struggles I endured and overcame along the way.  They are timeless maxims for expanding your influence, advancing your career; guiding your organization to greater success – and helping those you lead to do the same. I share these lessons because – as I often say – it’s no longer just about what you know, but what you do with what you know.


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Useful article which is all predicated on this vital need: Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 6, 2:37 AM

Paying it forward - leadership lessons everyone needs to know

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Leaders Should Communicate Less, Not More

Leaders Should Communicate Less, Not More | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
The experts say communication is the most important leadership skill.
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Should they communicate less - or simply better? Saying things off the cuff, too casually, or speaking out of turn when in a bit of a mood are the causes of many a CEO communications blunder...

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2014 Edelman Trust Barometer - Edelman

2014 Edelman Trust Barometer - Edelman | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer shows the largest ever gap between trust in business and government since we began this study in 2001.
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Trust. Never more central to effective leadership.

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9 Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

9 Habits of Highly Effective Speakers | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether you're giving a wedding toast or an address to thousands, here are nine key practices from the best public speakers in history.
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Leaders read and digest "Because you want your words to resonate"

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On Leadership and the 5 PR Habits Every CEO Should Develop

On Leadership and the 5 PR Habits Every CEO Should Develop | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Public relations (PR.) It’s a broad term, and an industry that is frequently misunderstood. Unfortunately many businesses ignore the importance of PR until they have a crisis and may even believe t...

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Why Do You Need a Leadership Philosophy?

Why Do You Need a Leadership Philosophy? | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
A leadership philosophy sets the stage in how you will lead in good and bad times. A leadership philosophy defines the content of your character.

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Laura R's curator insight, January 22, 3:59 PM

You need to know what your leadership is based upon.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 22, 6:02 PM

Self awareness is an essential leadership tool. Remember when you were entering teaching and you were asked to write a philosophy of education. Try doing the same in your role as  assistant  principal to define your own personal leadership philosophy. Not sure where to start? Read some of the articles in my blog whose titles catch your eye. 

John Doe's curator insight, June 19, 5:48 AM

An interesting article.

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'Copying Is How We Learn': The Evolution of Leadership

'Copying Is How We Learn': The Evolution of Leadership | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Innovation is not about something-out-of-nothing creation; it's about novel combinations of existing stuff. Should your leadership style be any different?
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Developing a leadership style? This article takes the pressure off invention and suggest emulation and recombination. Sounds smart to me, if you are striving for excellence...

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A leader must be a "people person"

A leader must be a "people person" | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Most leaders proclaim that they're not a “people person” even though they may act that way. I will sometimes discover through conversations with leaders or
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Leadership Skills: Helping Others Find Meaning

Leadership Skills: Helping Others Find Meaning | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership Skills: Helping Others Find Meaning Forbes While it is a search in which we must each actively participate, the leaders in our lives play a crucial role in helping us connect or re-connect to that sense of purpose, to what is meaningful,...
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The Five Keys to Being Human (While At Work)

The Five Keys to Being Human (While At Work) | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 15, 5:32 PM

Great attitudes to make part of your life.

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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
As the world mourns the loss of Nelsen Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr.
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Just found this December piece reflecting on the vital importance of trust for leaders. 


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Death To PowerPoint: How To Speak Like A Pro Without The Slides

Death To PowerPoint: How To Speak Like A Pro Without The Slides | Communications & Leadership | Scoop.it
When you know your speech you don't need to rely on PowerPoint as a crutch.
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We all know that nothing kills communication like PowerPoint when it is badly used. Here are all the things to think of before - preferably instead of - starting to type that first bullet....

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