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An Emotional Approach to Strategy Execution

An Emotional Approach to Strategy Execution | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
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Leaders of today and tomorrow MUST understand how to manage their emotions and the emotions of their team around them! 

 

It's essential to long term success! 

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The cost of risk avoidance | SmartBlogs

The cost of risk avoidance | SmartBlogs | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post, marketing guru Seth Godin asked, "How much does it cost you to avoid the feeling of risk?" He wasn't talking about actual risk,
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GREAT article on "Risk".  And how NOT to become a "prisoner of hope".  Well worth the read!

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How to Deal with Frustrated Employees

How to Deal with Frustrated Employees | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Years ago, I said no to a boss. I hated it. I’m a getter-done type. Saying no was painful. It was unexpected for her to hear as well. I'd always said yes. She pressured and threatened. I replied th...
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Great blog about how to deal with frustrated employees in a way that is empowering.  I love his posts! 

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5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team

5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
John Stelmach is the President and CFO of Contentverse, a virtual document management system used by parts of the US Government and small to large businesses all over the world.



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This is a GREAT article for those leaders that have people outside the office and want to fully understand how to keep them productive to the highest level. 

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Management by talking around | SmartBlogs

Management by talking around | SmartBlogs | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
In the 1980s, MBWA was the rage. It involved the radical notion that leaders could drive better results by stepping out of their offices and engaging with
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Magagement by walking around... Great tips for Leaders! 

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A military innovation that business leaders should copy - Fortune Management

A military innovation that business leaders should copy - Fortune Management | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Simulating real-world scenarios, and talking about what went wrong, can vastly improve performance.
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This idea WILL lead to better leaders.  When our leaders are less concerned about how they look and what the end results are... there will be more success.  Humility and the ability to grow and learn are crutial.  There are no mistakes.  Only lessons.  A mistake is tuition for the future. 

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From Startup Founder to Leader

From Startup Founder to Leader | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Making the leap isn't easy. Here's how to manage by report and not by sight.
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This is important for bootstrappers to realize as the biz or org grows on what you will be responsible for! 

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Kawasaki on Why Your Startup is Dead if You Can’t Enchant

Kawasaki on Why Your Startup is Dead if You Can’t Enchant | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Apple's had several near-death experiences. As author, investor and now Google advisor Guy Kawasaki puts it, the company must have a guardian angel.
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This is an interesting article about good solid leadership and how to "enchant" customers and team members!  Worth the read! 

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Meditate to Improve Performance

Meditate to Improve Performance | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
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Great tool for Leaders to remember.  Nelson Mandela said that his 27 years of self-reflection allowed him to be the leader he was.  I'm not saying that it takes 27 years to have "self-awareness"... and you have to start somewhere.  This article has some ideas! 

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10 Mind-Blowing Experiments That Will Change The Way You Understand Yourself

10 Mind-Blowing Experiments That Will Change The Way You Understand Yourself | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think.
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This type of personal growth is necessary for ALL leaders! 

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How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Make Good Decisions - The Human Resources Social Network

Emotionally Intelligent Business Decisions “Sustainable leaders know that in serving others as opposed to treating employees as servants is the key to better business results, greater team involvement and happier followers.” - Dr.
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This article does a great job of sharing information on good decision making.  It talks about the 2 systems of the brain, the emotional 'limbic" system and the rational "prefrontal cortex" and the very simple explaination of how decisions are made within the brain based on one's past experiences.  It also goes into some very good leadership basics that are always good to be reminded of.  EI or Emotional Intelligence is the way of the future in business.  It's time to get on the boat.  It's on the verge of sailing!

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The First Things a New Leader Should Do to Build Trust

The First Things a New Leader Should Do to Build Trust | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
As a new supervisor nearly 30 years ago and as Lockheed Martin CEO and President, building trust has always been my top priority. That’s because I’ve learned over the years that if you don’t have a
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Great information for New Leadership! 

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Worldwide, 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work

Worldwide, 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, according to Gallup's new 142-country study on the State of the Global Workplace. Low levels of engagement hinder gains in economic productivity and life quality.

Via Daniel Fillion CRHA, Méd. A., Annette Swann
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More data on the lack of engaged employee's!  Amazing results for todays workplace! 

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Meditate for More Profitable Decisions

Meditate for More Profitable Decisions | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
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The value of Meditation and decision making!  Take a look and try it.  It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. 

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11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Women entrepreneurs build better businesses and investors are beginning to realize. Find out why 2014 will be a break-out year for women.
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The title speaks for itself!  Read this one.  The numbers of where women in biz is heading is astounding! 

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11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Women entrepreneurs build better businesses and investors are beginning to realize. Find out why 2014 will be a break-out year for women.
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Big year for ladies in business!  Take a look at these numbers.  It will blow you away. 

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Why Your Brain Can't Handle An All-Day Schedule

Why Your Brain Can't Handle An All-Day Schedule | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Never taking a break is the surest way to get ahead right? Not if you need to do anything creative says science.
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Rest = Creativity and your brain NEEDS periods of rest to create.  Listen to what science is telling us. 

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Business Executives Continue To Embrace Mindfulness

Business Executives Continue To Embrace Mindfulness | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Every day, twice a day, for the past 20 years, the executive charged with investing tens of billions of dollars for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund thinks of nothing. He does this by sitting silently and saying a word inside himself.

Via Annette Swann
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Great to keep in mind as a Leader under stress!

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Great to keep in mind for Leaders under stress! 

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the times they are a-changin'!

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9 Tips for a Better Company Culture

9 Tips for a Better Company Culture | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Nine entrepreneurs explain how they built great teams.
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GREAT article for startups on how to hire and keep the ball on hiring the RIGHT people from day 1.  Great stuff! 

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The John Maxwell Company

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This is a GREAT article on how the CEO of Pepsico has gone above and beyond to bring conscious communiction into creation at the C-Level and beyond. 

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Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement - TanveerNaseer.com

Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement - TanveerNaseer.com | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
Find out what 3 critical steps leaders should be employing to boost employee engagement levels in their organization.
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Employee Engagement... is of utmost importance!

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
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These 13 things are good reminders of what NOT to do as a leader or an Innovator! 

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Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail | CEO.com

Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail | CEO.com | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it

Via Annette Swann
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This is a very powerful and true article about Leadership training and the difference between "speaking" about being a leader.  And actually leading! 

 

Being a Leader is about having the courage to say what needs to be said in a conscious manner and holding the line of acceptability when it comes to speaking up and saying and doing what needs to be said and done. 

 

It's not always easy. 

 

And when it's done properly... the results are amazing! 

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Why Companies Waste Billions on Innovation - The Experts - WSJ

Why Companies Waste Billions on Innovation  - The Experts - WSJ | Creating Healthy Leaders! | Scoop.it

Forget incremental versus groundbreaking–the real problem is that companies are spending billions of dollars and not getting results.


Via Annette Swann
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The numbers in this article on innovation should scare the crap out of CEO's that are looking for a change through innovation!  Only 1/4 of the dollars spent are worth it?!?!?!  Wow! 

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