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The Unexpected Benefits of Compassion for Business

The Unexpected Benefits of Compassion for Business | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Compassionate workplaces - good for employees AND the corporate bottom line.
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The Study results: Employees devote a great deal of attention to their leaders’ ethical behavior and respond with intense positive emotions to the display of fairness and moral integrity.  An employee will demonstrate high levels of organisational commitment, and are more likely to act in a helpful and friendly way. 

(details of study here: http://faculty.virginia.edu/haidtlab/articles/vianello.galliani.2010.elevation-at-work.pub081.pdf)

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John Michel's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:11 PM

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress—and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

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Tower Watson Global Workforce Study

Tower Watson Global Workforce Study | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

For the first time, leadership is primary driver for sustainable engagement, it has always been important, but now its more important than ever... and Australia is falling behind. 

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Less than half (44%) of Australian workers say their senior leaders are effective, compared to 52 per cent globally.

Access the Tower Watson report at our free resource library. www.wellnessforte.com.au

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Achieving the “Money-Happiness Balance”

Achieving the “Money-Happiness Balance” | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
What happens if, after investing 15-20 years in your job or firm, you feel you’re not getting the return on investment you expected? #rut
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Could you give ten percent of your time and energy to something unfamiliar, even risky, to help prevent the terrible effects of feeling stuck in a career rut? #careercoaching www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A new survey reports paradoxical findings.
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Leadership and Strategy Planning: Balancing Time Among Priorities

Leadership and Strategy Planning: Balancing Time Among Priorities | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Business leaders need effective strategy planning skills, the most important of which are time management, budgeting and prioritization.
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Do you focus your leadership on what gets you off the BAU treadmill? - McKinsey's survey of leaders says probably not. #leadershipcoaching www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company

Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Your company’s future depends on it. #nextgeneration #leadership
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Ascending to the C-suite | McKinsey & Company

Ascending to the C-suite | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A new survey finds that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing their teams, spending time on culture, and understanding their unique leadership role. A McKinsey & Company article.
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A Culture of Personality

A Culture of Personality | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A CEO’s character can change a company’s culture, the way it operates, and its performance.
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Analysts put a higher value on firms that had a market-driven culture and a commitment to listening to customers.
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Joe Boulis's curator insight, March 23, 8:15 PM

The corporate culture of an organisation forms a critical part of what makes it unique. This research looks at the impact of the traits and characteristics of the CEO on the culture. 

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
It’s good for resilience and decision making.
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It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. Visit www.wellnessforte.com.au leadership resources to download the online mindfulness bell. enjoy!
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If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome

If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
But watch out if your boss is a hard grader.
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Those who gave high marks to their people also had high expectations, but they were more focused on sending the message that they had confidence in their people. They truly felt that they had selected the best people for those positions, and they expected them to succeed.
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Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team | McKinsey & Company

Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Resilience and grit were reported in study of 250 senior female executives as the top attribute contributing to their success. www.wellnesforte.com.au for our individual and team resilience coaching.
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10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Whether you're in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we've all got 24 hours to work with. Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours.
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Peak performance hacks www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Proof that you should get a life

Proof that you should get a life | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Study: Working very long hours around 70 hours a week? It's probably a waste of time...by about 14 hours
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 21, 12:48 AM

Working long hours is just not worth it, but being effective in the hours that you do work is a lot smarter.

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Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility statement goes viral

Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility statement is astounding, amazing and aspirational to most companies.
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This is remarkable presentation on Netflix's culture, it is crystal clear on how it achieves a high performance and trust. How could you move your team just one step in this direction? #netflix #trust #peakperformance www.wellnessforte.com.au
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Client Newsletter: Eating for Mental Health & What's JERF?

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We have been running our executive sessions "Managing stress through nutrition" - here's a summary in our latest client newsletter. Enjoy! 

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HeidrThe changing nature of leadership | McKinsey & Company

HeidrThe changing nature of leadership | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of the global executive-search firm, explains the importance of authentic leadership, listening, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Do you know how to be authentic at work, AND not overuse your strengths and values? #authentic #lead
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How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
It can be the difference between success and failure.
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Carrot and Stick approach doesn't work. How about considering these tips on being an effective manager-as-coach.
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TEAM INTELLIGENCE | IMD

TEAM INTELLIGENCE | IMD | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
IMD - Team Intelligence - Teams have intelligence just like individual people do. But the intelligence factor of human groups is not simply the average of its members.
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The 3 factors that improve team intelligence:

1) Take turns to speak; 2) Diversity (specifically gender diversity) and 3) Social sensitivity and empathy (reading non-verbal cues and emotions)

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Mindfulness: What’s the POINT?

Mindfulness: What’s the POINT? | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into our lives.
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Championing gender equality in Australia | McKinsey & Company

Championing gender equality in Australia | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Be Seen as a Leader

Be Seen as a Leader | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A simple exercise can boost your status and influence.
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Marie Jones's curator insight, February 2, 6:05 PM

Just flap your own 'butterfly wings'...

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Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

Multitasking: No more than a mirage? | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Studies find the idea of performing several tasks at once to be a myth. -Korea Herald/ANN
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 20, 2014 6:20 PM

Multitasking is a myth - you can only effectively focus on one task at a time.