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Control Is for Beginners

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Practice improvising, and learn to let go.

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Another great re-scoop from my friend David Hain! Command and control will not deliver the best results over the long haul ... so relax and learn to let go ~ trust in your people and their skills, knowledge and expertise! They may make ood mistakes but they will not let you down ... and, more importantly, they will not let down their customers!

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7 Signs It’s Time to Un-Follow a Leader | Switch and Shift

7 Signs It’s Time to Un-Follow a Leader | Switch and Shift | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it

’m not much of a “follower.”  I consider all of my influence something to be given. So I prefer to join rather than follow. And I un-join if I find the purpose or the person to be different than what I thought. 

So here is a short checklist of behaviors that I use for when it’s time to un-follow a leader.


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Knowing when it's time to ditch a leader and/or leave a team is also hard to do ... and it takes courage to reach that decision! Here's a few signs that will help you tell that time is fast approaching! Thanks to David Hain for the link!

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David Hain's curator insight, May 5, 11:25 PM

When you become the person you would follow, then you become character-based leader.

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5 Toughest Personalities at Work--and How to Manage Them

When faced with a problem personality, most of us do one of two things: We either confront the person head-on, leading to escalating hostility, or else avoid dealing with him or her and leave the problem to worsen. Neither is an effective solution, and as your company's leader, neither is an option.


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Thanks to my friend David Hain for this link to a great post on the personality types you might encounter most days in your team ... and how to deal with them!

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David Hain's curator insight, May 5, 11:33 PM

Some practical ideas for getting 'difficult' types onside.

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Welcome! | LinkedIn

Welcome! | LinkedIn | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
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Saw this on Antonio Roque's update on LinkedIn! Thought it was so simple but powerful ... plus I am a long-time fan of Lego!

 

I often think that 'being busy' is just the lazy person's response to not thinking and planning properly ... and then acting on that thinking and planning! 

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Wait, How Many Direct Reports Did You Say You Have?

Wait, How Many Direct Reports Did You Say You Have? | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
The complications of a manager's span of control are underappreciated. Adding direct subordinates looks linear--but the effect on the workload is geometric.
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Some interesting insights into the impact of span of control -  a long time business conundrum!

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The Power Of Social + Emotional Intelligence | Authentic Leadership International

The Power Of Social + Emotional Intelligence | Authentic Leadership International | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
What is Social + Emotional Intelligence? Find out why it costs $360 billon in lost productivity and why 65% of Americans would choose a new boss over a raise.
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This is really insightful ... and the bit I loved the most was the view that 65% of people surveyed would rather have a new boss than a pay rise!

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What Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakes | Eblin Group

What Any Leader Can Learn from Common Executive Succession Planning Mistakes | Eblin Group | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
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This is short and insightful post from Scott Eblin!

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Mood And Engagement Are Contagious

Mood And Engagement Are Contagious | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
There is a compelling body of research to show the ways a person’s mood impacts those around them. Emotions are contagious. Find out how your mood swings may be affecting your direct reports.
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Joseph has it spot on! I've worked for so many managers who had not a clue how badly their moods and engagement [or lack of it] impacted the culture and climate of the workplace!

 

That is why I am always so upbeat! Enthusiasm is hugely infectious too!

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Leadership Tips - The Top Ten Causes People Fail | 4 Business Networking - Entrepreneurs Network

Leadership Tips - The Top Ten Causes People Fail | 4 Business Networking - Entrepreneurs Network | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
As you glance at the leadership tips on the top ten causes people fail, please be open-minded, and try to see yourself and your shortcomings in the following metaphors. Become conscious of habitual issues in your life.1. Inadequate People SkillsBy far the greatest single barrier to success that I notice in others is a poor understanding of people.How are you when it comes to working with people or your team for that matter?Are you sincere and authentic, or do you continually put on a mask?Do you pay attention to what others are saying, or do you do most of the talking?Do you demand everyone else to conform to your needs, your schedule, and your agenda, or do you search for ways to meet people on their terms?If you haven't educated yourself on how to get along with people, you will for ever and a day be fighting a battle to succeed. On the other hand, making people skills a strength will take you further than than any other skill you develop. People like to do business together with people they like.2. A Negative Mind-setYour response to the circumstances of your life has everything to do with your well-being and your success. If your circumstances always gets you down, then perhaps it's time for a change - not in your situation, but in your way of thinking. If you can become skilled at making the best of any situation, you can remove an intimidating obstacle that stands between you and your dreams.3. A Terrible MatchDespite the fact ...
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Anna identifies some critical matters that any developing leader would need to bear in mind.

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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Gifts That Really Matter

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Gifts That Really Matter | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
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I loved this post by my friend Hoda Maalouf! Her thoguhts on the three gifts she would choose, as a Syrian national living in a country ravaged by internal unrest, is very inspiring ... and they are great lessons for every leader who cares about who they are and what impact in life they have!

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10 Essential Items for a New Manager's Survival Kit

10 Essential Items for a New Manager's Survival Kit | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone. Most new managers are eager to make their mark as leaders and approach their supervisory opportunity with verve and...
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I rather liked this post and thanks to @JesseStoner for the prompt!

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Chery Gegelman's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:34 AM

Simple read, fun points filled with truth!  Enjoy!  

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How To Inspire Your Team on a Daily Basis

How To Inspire Your Team on a Daily Basis | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
The best managers are always those who have the ability to lead their team by personal example. It is one of the hardest skills to master - but get it right and the results will be well worth all the
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Some very useful thoughts from James Caan! Mixing lead by example, with good communication and being decisive under pressure brings a great blend to your leadership development!

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10 Big Leadership Weaknesses

10 Big Leadership Weaknesses | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
President Obama's recent festival of apologies over the bumpy start to healthcare.gov underlines why it's important to know and manage the more typical reasons leaders fall down.
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Some great insights here from David Peck - the thing to remember is to do the opposite!

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Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them.

Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them. | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
It is easy to get frustrated by poor performance by our employees. But fixing the problem might require a bit of introspection.
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Here's some excellent advice from Lindsay Broder, especially for developing leaders, on improving your own performance!

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Co-operative Behaviour: Neuroscience Insights

Co-operative Behaviour:  Neuroscience Insights | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Co-operation is essential for the functioning of human societies — and several current public policy initiatives, including health and lifestyle and environmental campaigns, depend upon it. Many attempts to persuade people to co-operate and collaborate, however, fail — or succeed for only a limited time. Understanding the neural mechanisms for co-operation can help in developing more effective ways of promoting collective behaviour and in designing policies to achieve societal aims.

Via Kasia Hein-Peters, Emre Erdogan, Jocelyn Stoller, David Hain
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As a developing leader this is the way forward! Effective collaboration makes for great successes and mutuality is a wonderful principle to anchor your leadership behaviour upon! Thanks to David Hain for the great link!

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Co-operation in business

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More insights from neuroscience about how to collaborate effectively.

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Co-operation with others can be inherently satisfying — and that it’s not contingent on the prospect of material reward. (A 2004 experiment, for example, found increased activity in the reward system of the brain for mutual co-operation decisions, even when controlling for the amount of money earned by the decision itself.)Playing games with another human being is more satisfying (rewarding) than playing with a computer partner.The learning of co-operative behaviour is partly dependent on reciprocation — we tend to co-operate, over the longer term, with those who behave well towards us.Co-operation can be motivated by the anticipation of guilt — activity in regions of the brain associated with ‘negative affective states’ increases when people match the expectations of other players.The ability to understand the mental states of others, traditionally referred to as ‘theory of mind’, plays an important part in co-operation.Co-operation is context-specific, depending partly on prior knowledge of others and their trustworthiness.
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20 Quotes To Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

Adapted from "The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph" by Ryan Holiday http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1591846358/rya...
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As a leader you will encounter obstacles! Here's some thoughts to help you turn those more trying moments of disaster into occasions of triumph! Thanks to my friend and colleague David Hain for the link!

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The Four Dimensions Of Leadership - #bealeader

The Four Dimensions Of Leadership - #bealeader | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Fair warning – it’s not an easy task. And it does require certain skills...
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Some helpful perceptions on what it takes to be a leader! I loved the use of the word 'Devotion', as leadership is about being people-focused and caring for those that you lead and look to develop as leaders!

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David Hain's curator insight, April 4, 3:58 AM

Leadership in 4-D.  And the fourth dimension makes all the difference.

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Everyone Should Follow This Legendary Marine General's Advice On Leadership

Everyone Should Follow This Legendary Marine General's Advice On Leadership | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
The short answer is to listen.
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That is just such great advice! As is approach your new organisation with open-mind, listening and learning how it operates before figuring out how to move forward!


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» The Neuroscience of Resiliency: An Interview with Linda Graham - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» The Neuroscience of Resiliency: An Interview with Linda Graham - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Linda Graham, author of Bouncing Back shares with us what we can do to wire a more resilient brain.
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I find this stuff fascinating and here Linda offers some further insights! If you are interested in becoming more resilient as you develop your leadership, have a read!

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David Hain's curator insight, April 4, 7:51 AM

Being Mr Bounce! We need to learn more about this, for ourselves, our staff and our kids.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 3:35 PM

Neuroscience is contributing considerably to a greater understanding of what mindfulness and resiliency are all about for people.

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The question every great leader asks | SmartBlogs

The question every great leader asks | SmartBlogs | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Sara leaned back, crossed her arms, and sighed. “It’s not right! My VP expects me to hit these numbers, but customers want updates, and research is focu
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A small but hugely powerful suggestion from David Dye ... one I use regularly! Try it ... you'll be amazed at how well it works!

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'Ipso insights': Mental Toughness: do you have what it takes?

'Ipso insights': Mental Toughness: do you have what it takes? | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's insight:

An interesting blog by Ipso on mental toughness! For more in this vein I highly recommend my friend LaRae Quy's work ~ http://www.laraequy.com/ ;~ building resilient leaders in these modern times is an absolute imperative!

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How to Be More Persuasive in 2014

How to Be More Persuasive in 2014 | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
What will make you more persuasive in 2014? Thinking less about what you want and more about what you deliver for others. Work with the principle of benefit exchange to win over your colleagues.A
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Katya Andresen makes some really helpful suggestions here about how to become more persuasive in 2014!

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3 Lessons On How Small Businesses Can Improve Employee Engagement Levels

3 Lessons On How Small Businesses Can Improve Employee Engagement Levels | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
For small businesses, the issue of employee engagement can seem particularly daunting given the limited talent and resources they have at their disposal to address this issue.
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Here are three great trips from my LeadWithGiants colleague Tanveer Naseer!

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The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills?
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My great friend Carol Dougherty pointed me in this direction and a big THANK YOU to her for the prompt! It might be picky, as one thought I had was that they are not all skills in my view; some are characteristics or qualities. A couple of words I'd also add, which might be implied, though I'd rather they were stated are: 'authentic' and 'transparent'.

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Two Mindsets

A "Growth Mindset" is what practicing the Improvement Kata generates. This infographic by Nigel Holmes illustrates Carol Dweck's mindset concepts. It can be pur
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All developing leaders possess a Growth Mind-set! Compare this to those who have a Fixed Mind-set in this great infographic from Nigel Holmes, illustrating beautifully Carol Dweck's mind-set concepts!

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Unlikely Allies: 4 Keys to Successful Collaboration

Unlikely Allies: 4 Keys to Successful Collaboration | Developing The Leader Within You | Scoop.it
Whatever field you're in, much of your work probably boils down to the same question: How can we get more done to advance our mission?Sometimes, the answer is where we least expect it.On one of my
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I loved this piece, especially #1 and #2! This is Hammer~Nail~Head stuff, so thank you Mark Tercek!

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