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Six Types of Ambiguity

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In dealing with ambiguity, when it is difficult to understand why things are going wrong – we have to be able to create a diagnostic approach to the organisation as a system, and look at what is called the systems conditions – “What are the reasons that the system is as it is”.


Then looking at the systems conditions, the next question is, “What makes the system conditions?” And the answer is management thinking.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Every organization needs to ask the relevancy question posed in this article

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 24, 2014 2:56 AM

First: a framework to check the reason of the systems' ambiguity, or, more correctly how they face the ambiguity of the world... nothing is linear, straight line, more and more things (everything?) are in the first order or in the later order of chaos (fractal-type and further on...)...  

Efficienarta's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:25 AM

One of the pieces of counselling I recall being given was to develop more comfort with dealing with ambiguity. It was a perceptive point and something I then worked to address over subsequent years. 

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12 Keys to Greater Self-Awareness - #Leadership

12 Keys to Greater Self-Awareness - #Leadership | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:33 AM

Here are twelve keys to greater self-awareness:

  1. Stop blaming others for your choices. It’s you.
  2. Take a personality assessment to help you gain some perspective.
  3. Get feedback from as many significant people in your life as you can. This can be uncomfortable for both you and them, but it is the fastest method for gaining a better picture of yourself. (Make them feel safe. It's a big, unknown risk for them!)
  4. Get a coach or mentor. They don't have to know more than you. They just have to see you in action and help you to be a better you. You're not as hard to figure out (complicated) as you would like to think.
  5. Understand that your biggest irritations look a lot like you.
  6. Look beneath your behavior to reveal your assumptions and filters. They dictate how you see yourself and others and impact how you relate to them.
  7. Look at your roadblocks. Learn to separate facts from your interpretations of them.
  8. Analyze your interactions. A lot of negative interactions signal a selfish approach to life.
  9. Reflect daily on your behavior. Ask questions like: How do I handle difficulties? What do I think or do when I don’t get my own way? How adaptive am I? Can I control my emotions? Do I tend to say what I’m thinking when I’m thinking it? Do I judge other people and create conflict? How do others relate to me?
  10. Organize your thoughts in a journal. It is one of the best ways to capture what is going on around you and inside you. Make a note of the causal remarks people make about you.
  11. Read books and go to seminars that help you rethink your assumptions and address your problem areas and blind spots.
  12. Be careful what you say. Words mean a lot. Your language reflects your thinking and attitudes.
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What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday

What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday: These 10 steps will make sure you kick the day ...

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Great ideas that can help prevent leaders from becoming either reactionary or irrelevant.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 13, 2015 11:43 AM

These are excellent suggestions. What would you add to the list?

 

(From the article): They Review Their To-Do Lists and Make Necessary Adjustments


This assists them in remembering the necessity of sticking with the plan and concentrating on the tasks that are truly important, not just urgent. Taking a mental note of the day also assists successful people in visualizing success, tremendously boosting confidence levels. Also, it can help you see where potential challenges might lie with how you have scheduled the day, in order for you to make the needed changes.

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12 Characteristics of a Bad Boss - Pulse

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12 Characteristics of a Bad Boss
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Leaders who do not possess a bias toward action, or who cannot deliver on their obligations will not be successful.
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12 Signs Your Company Has An Enviable Workplace Culture

12 Signs Your Company Has An Enviable Workplace Culture | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Use these signs to build a healthy company culture, one employee at a time.
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My top 10 quotes on failure - Virgin.com

My top 10 quotes on failure - Virgin.com | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
10. When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. - Eloise Ristad 9. Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
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We learn a lot more from our failures than we do our successes.  Here's a great set of quotes that remind us of that.

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Egoless Leadership is a Myth

Egoless Leadership is a Myth | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
In a perfect world everyone serves from a heart of love. But, I see ego-centric motivations in my heart. What about you? Egoless leadership is, at best, an aspiration. You know you're an ego-driven...

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We should all aspire to leave our egos at the door, but this is a very honest and good discussion about realities.

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5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed

5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they're just as critical to any entrepreneurial business.

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Jean-Pierre Greeff's curator insight, July 29, 2014 2:38 AM

The Seed SA is passionate about leadership development, and we found this article to be a promising read.

donhornsby's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:33 AM

(From the article): Ask yourself the following: What do I need to do to keep up with the pace of business with the increasing complexity of today’s workplace? What can I do today to hone in on my leadership skills to be successful?

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Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Are You a Boss or a Leader? | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
The distinction between being a boss and being a leader may seem small, but it means the world to the people who work for you.
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Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment - Forbes

Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment - Forbes | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
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Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment
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It seems like so much of what I do these days seems to revolve around storytelling and brands.
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Emotional intelligence – a blessing or a curse? | I Can Do Can U

Emotional intelligence, what is it and why is it good and bad. (#Emotionalintelligence – a blessing or a curse? http://t.co/hKNsar2HSN)
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Emotional intelligence counts for a whole lot - Bendigo Advertiser

Emotional intelligence counts for a whole lot - Bendigo Advertiser | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence counts for a whole lot Bendigo Advertiser Professor Marc Brackett from the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence in America is in Bendigo for a series of intensive training workshops.
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You can learn to manage your emotions and that enable you to be more successful.
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Leaders don't need to have all the answers - The Globe and Mail

Leaders don't need to have all the answers - The Globe and Mail | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders don't need to have all the answers
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This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management.
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How to Create Your Social Media Strategy

How to Create Your Social Media Strategy | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Create your social media strategy! 7 tips to equip you with the tools and information you need to take advantage of all social media has to offer.
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3 Communication Techniques To Lead Effective Conversations

3 Communication Techniques To Lead Effective Conversations | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn to Steer the Conversation by Asking Better Questions. Here are Communication Techniques to help you lead effective conversations.
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7 Steps to Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

7 Steps to Developing Your Emotional Intelligence | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @TeachThought: 7 Steps to Developing Your Emotional Intelligence http://t.co/p9Dk187wbN via @MartinaMcGowan
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15 Leadership Lessons From the SEC Coach of the Year - Huffington Post

15 Leadership Lessons From the SEC Coach of the Year - Huffington Post | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
These aren't secret or groundbreaking new ideas. They're not specific to football or even athletics. They are core fundamental leadership lessons that work in business, in athletics and even at home....
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I admire this coach, and I love this article about his leadership

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20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.
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Really Good Insights in this Article!

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Great Leadership Matters in Any Business

No one factor makes a company admirable. But if you were forced to pick the one that makes the most difference, you'd pick leadership. Not any leadership--but one that matters.
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Six Key Servant Leadership Attributes

Six Key Servant Leadership Attributes | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it

The 21st century has brought much in the way of turmoil and change to the world of business. As a consequence, ways of doing business that were once universally accepted now seem outdated and inflexible in an age where knowledge drives economies and socially responsible corporate attitudes influence stakeholders and shareholders alike.

 

With such changes have come new priorities and responsibilities and it is in this environment that the theory of servant leadership has flourished as a management style for the redefined business world of today, one that can serve as a cornerstone for organisations wishing to build corporate structures based on stewardship, empowerment and trust. 
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:35 AM

(From the article) Servant leadership will benefit organisations dependent on knowledge workers and in environments where high levels of creativity and innovation are the norm. Knowledge workers in particular require a sense of autonomy in order to function at their best and it is the responsibility of the servant leader to create this workplace freedom for them.

Empowerment's curator insight, May 16, 2014 12:00 AM

Ce qui est frappant, c'est la résurgence de ce modèle de management déjà pratiqué dans l'histoire puis oublié 

David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:44 AM

Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behaviour are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.” ~ Robert Greenleaf

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How to Build a Culture That Embraces Feedback

How to Build a Culture That Embraces Feedback | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Without feedback, you'll never know what you're doing right--and wrong.
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I often hear from leaders that giving feedback is one of the hardest things that they have to do.  At the same time, employees say they crave helpful feedback from their supervisors.  Here are some great tips for making it more effective.

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5 Tough Leadership Truths You Need To Know

5 Tough Leadership Truths You Need To Know | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders aren't limited in thoughts, words or actions.
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This article has excellent insights based upon the author's leadership experience.

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Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war (Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN http://t.co/glYzy6pFTu...
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SocialBling: The Singularity of Organization is Influence | SocialBling: Social Workflow System Development

SocialBling: The Singularity of Organization is Influence | SocialBling: Social Workflow System Development | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it? (The importance of social operational systems.
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The top 10 leadership blind spots - The Globe and Mail

The top 10 leadership blind spots - The Globe and Mail | Effective Leadership | Scoop.it
The top 10 leadership blind spots
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This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management.

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