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How Women Leaders Have Transformed Management

How Women Leaders Have Transformed Management | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
“Emergent” leadership—inclusive, collaborative, and based on
performance instead of formal titles—aligns with the skills that female executives bring to the C-suite.
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Non-hierarchy leadership - direct communication, connection and connectedness...

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On (Love) Leadership: What Real Leaders Do.

On (Love) Leadership: What Real Leaders Do. | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
The first critical thing about leadership, I have found, is separating leaders from leadership.
Leaders can be managers with a great title.
Leaders can win elections.
Leaders can get promoted
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Some great points here. Yes, leadership is passion-based, rather than knowledge-based.It requires you to know yourself and understand others rather than know facts and understand the system. Most importantly, perhaps is it requires you to use your intuition, follow your passion and leave your ego at the door...

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What Matters To Your Stakeholders?

What Matters To Your Stakeholders? | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Matters Ask most businesses how they measure success and they’ll likely respond by saying they focus mostly on such performance measures as profits, sales
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If you don't understand your people, you don't understand business; if you don't  care about what matters to your people, they won't care about what matters to your customers...

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Sue Liburd's curator insight, November 24, 2013 2:17 PM

Most of the things that really matter to your stakeholders (those groups without whose support the organisation would cease to exist), never appear on a financial statement but they influence all the financial results. 

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The strong correlation between fair leadership and inspiring change

The strong correlation between fair leadership and inspiring change | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
A paper from Journal for Business Ethics suggests fairness in leadership is a powerful motivator inside and outside a company
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Great article about fairness, trust, loyalty -  the drivers of conscious business and a pre-requisite for conscious leadership...

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Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth

Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.
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Self awareness is the key.

Without it you can lead, but with it you can inspire... and that is what really great leadership is about.

Richard Branson leads the way!.

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Andrea Costantine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:47 PM

Awareness is the key component to becoming a compassionate leader. 

Andrew Melville's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:27 AM

Great story about self awareness and how to make mistakes and learn from them.

John Michel's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:35 AM

Wise words from one of the worlds most successful leaders, reminding us Self-awareness can help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.
 


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13 Simple Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations

13 Simple Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Too often, a conversation results in wasted time — and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation.
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Are you empowering your people or just exerting your power? | Business News, Articles & Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial

There is a lot of talk these days about empowerment yet very few managers actually do it because they seem to be more concerned with exerting their own power.
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Those who seek power outside of themselves will also apply that power externally. 

Those whose power comes from within and who lead with their hearts, empower others to do the same...

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Richard Branson - Google+ - In both business & chess, you need to focus upon the…

Richard Branson - Google+ - In both business & chess, you need to focus upon the… | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
In both business & chess, you need to focus upon the present while planning your next moves http://virg.in/gpv
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Staying open and curious to the present is the only plan that counts...

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5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader

5 Ways to Train Yourself to Be a Great Leader | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Being a strong leader isn't about what you know, it's about what you do. From the way you dress to how you respond to feedback, here are five ways...
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Becoming a strong leader is about what you do, not what your know...

and what you do comes from who you are.

Who are you?

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Leading with Intellectual Integrity

Leading with Intellectual Integrity | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
One skill distinguishes the effective CEO: the ability to make disciplined and integrated choices.
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The Duality Of Leadership

The Duality Of Leadership | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
In life and in leadership, we are constantly dealing with duality. To learn, we need to be curious. To lead, we need to have followers. To be strong, we need to be vulnerable. To give, we need to receive.

Via Don Dea
Helen Kerrison's insight:

Love this post about leadership and duality...

Yes, Conscious Leadership comes from within.

And, it's about starting with ourselves because we are, first and foremost, the leaders of our own lives...

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:03 AM

(From the article): To learn, we need to be curious. To lead, we need to have followers. To be strong, we need to be vulnerable. To give, we need to receive.

ratzelster's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:25 AM

I love the idea of holding two thoughts at once....and how that must help inform our leadership practices.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:28 AM

Eh oui... rien n'est totalement blanc ou noir... 

L'intégration de la dualité est indispensable pour avancer.

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Leadership and Kindness | Business News, Articles & Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial | By @SunZusam

Read the latest business blogs & articles from SunZu - the social network that connects entrepreneurs, business owners & industry professionals.
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The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
This is the third in a series of posts about skills in awareness; the first two were being centered and paying attention. Being centered brings you into the present moment.
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The Importance of Being Mindful

The Importance of Being Mindful | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
It’s not just a trend; companies can be more effective by fostering contemplative awareness in every aspect of their processes and practices.
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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | 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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Trust is at the core of who you are. Trust underpins the qualtiy of your relationships. What destroys trust is fear. When you work on your own fears and insecurities and you will increase your ability to trust...

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The Trouble with Gender Targets

The Trouble with Gender Targets | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
They're supposed to measure progress, but they end up imposing it.
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What's needed is real organisational change and that means developing relationships based on understanding, trust and authenticity - and that must be driven from the top. There are plenty of people further down who get it and will follow, when they have a leader worth following...

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6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again

6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
People desire a “leadership refresh” in their organizations.
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Great article.

Highlights the need for Courageous leaders (courage has its root in the word 'coeur', which means 'heart'), Passionate employees, Real communication and Fun - I rest my case!

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Successful companies are “nice”

Successful companies are “nice” | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it

There’s no way to institutionalize or “corporatize” niceness…. It has to come from the top, and from there it will filter down…” We live in a world where information travels quickly and powerfully...

 

We live in a world where information travels quickly and powerfully. Nothing happens—good or bad—without the world knowing it. In his book Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is over—and Collaboration Is In, author Peter Shankman shows how famously nice executives, entrepreneurs, and companies are setting the standard for success in this new world.


Via Anne Leong, Denis Pennel
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John Ludike's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:10 AM

Very few of these and can be tracked via reputations on Glassdoor .com

Erin Olson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 11:27 PM

...and successful teachers are "nice", too

Perry Wilson's curator insight, August 28, 2013 1:11 PM

Do you think this is true? Are we becoming collaborative? I've worked and led in the Credit Union sector and I've always found collaboration better then cutthroat.

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Networking, Connecting and your Staff | Business News, Articles & Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial | By @lyndonx

Networking is in important strategy for your business and the most useful organic asset you have is your staff
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Great article by Lyndon Wood.

Connectedness -  individuals connecting to form a community that enhances the experience of all its members - is a central component when developing Conscious Teams; and at the core of Conscious Business practices. 

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Springboards not shackles

Springboards not shackles | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees...
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To be a Leader is not a destination; it is a journey. Conscious Leaders create the environement where everybody thrives; whoever they are, whatever their path and wherever they may be on that path...

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Business needs a Plan B

Business needs a Plan B | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Introducing The B Team, a global non-profit founded by Jochen Zeitz, me and a group of wonderful partners and leaders. We will work together to deliver a Plan B for businesses - a new way of doing
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Have you joined The B Team yet?

It's time for that new way of doing business!

http://www.insightinbusiness.com

 

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6 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions

6 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it

Employees are growing noticeably more frustrated with their leaders.

 

Employees want their leaders to have their backs and listen to their concerns;  to provide clarity of purpose and performance expectations; and to chart a roadmap for the future.  

 

They expect leadership from their leaders – but instead many employees are finding themselves being led by people that lack focus and vision, mismanage resources, and  get caught-up in corporate politics.   

 

Leaders need to step up their game and begin to provide the required strategic support and direction to keep their employees motivated and their teams inspired.


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Leadership: "I don't agree " !

Leadership: "I don't agree " ! | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
Don't say you agree with me. When People agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong ...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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It's about moving towards a more conscious form of leadership which is based on collaboration and cooperation rather than control, where all opinions are valued... and I mean really valued, not just given lip service.

Do you agree?

And, it's OK to say "I don't agree"!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:41 PM

Love this:  " the dissenting voice gets stifled when it is not well received."


The dissenting voice often includes divergent pieces that are missing in an otherwise brilliant body of work.  Listen carefully.  Good could become better .

Elaine Cox's curator insight, May 25, 2013 5:30 AM

Thought provoking and promotes the idea that leaders need to be brave enough to welcome dissention.

David Keuning's curator insight, May 25, 2013 2:39 PM

It is so important to teach your employees to speak truth to power.  If your management team has 10 people and they ALL agree with you ALL of the time, then 9 are redundant.  It's the ability to harnass a variety of perspectives that distinguishes a high performing team.  

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Why Your Business Should Be Telling Stories

Why Your Business Should Be Telling Stories | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it

"Once upon a time…."

 

"These words conjure images in our mind. We tell our children the story of the ‘boy who cried wolf’ to get over the message that if you lie, then eventually people won’t believe you when it is critical they do.

 

No matter what religion you follow, the holy books are filled with moral stories that attempt to shape your thinking and therefore your actions.

 

Never underestimate the power of a great story. However, in business we seem to underestimate its worth. Businesses tend to focus on processes and numbers, not stories and experiences. Over the years I have learnt the power of a story to get over messages to help organization's improve their Customer Experience. Many of my slides in a key note speech are just pictures to provide a visual element to the story I am telling. These stories provide a key message and challenge people’s status quo."


Via Gregg Morris
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I love telling stories! Emotional connection is so important. We need to be emotionally connected to our own business, what we do and how we do it in order to make that emotional connection with those we do business with...

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Changing What's Normal - Ian Berry's Blog: “You manage things, processes, systems and performance, but never people”

Changing What's Normal - Ian Berry's Blog: “You manage things, processes, systems and performance, but never people” | Conscious Leadership - The Art of Inspiration & Influence | Scoop.it
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Wonderful insights from Ian Berry!

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