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The Birth of an Optimist

The Birth of an Optimist | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Optimists are more successful than pessimists. Helpless pessimists can’t lead. They know things won’t change and loving saying, “It doesn’t matter.” Real leaders change things. The first change is you.
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There is some merit to this line of thinking.  Know the difference?

 

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The Conscious Leader Journal

The Conscious Leader Journal | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The Conscious Leader Journal, by Ron McIntyre: To be a Conscious Leader you must be aware, open to learning, adept at listening and excellent at execution.
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Updated articles are now available on the Conscious Leader Journal, please check out.  

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10 Questions On "Leading With Ethics" (From the Oct. 8 #leadfromwithin Tweetchat)

10 Questions On "Leading With Ethics" (From the Oct. 8 #leadfromwithin Tweetchat) | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to co-host the live #leadfromwithin Tweetchat with @LollyDaskal on October 8th. The topic was Leading With Ethics, and t...
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This is an excellent list o questions to ask regarding Ethics and Leading.  Suggest all leaders examine their own leadership style adn see how they can be adapted.  Ethics is important part of Integrity and Authenticity.

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Work-Life Integrity is the Answer - Zealise Blog

Work-Life Integrity is the Answer - Zealise Blog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A common theme in articles I have been reading this week is employer brand and the creation of places where people want to work. These were perhaps best represented by this article in HR Magazine. Yet I cannot help wonder...
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There are really only three things senior leaders can provide for employee engagement; empowerment, trust and opportunities. It is critical for leaders to not only understand this but enable it.

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Why You Must Lead Differently As Your Team Grows

Why You Must Lead Differently As Your Team Grows | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Leading teams of less than 10 people is different than leading teams of 10-30, and then leading teams of more than 30 presents additional challenges and opportunities.
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Some excellent starter advice on changing your management style based on team size.  Great place to start.

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Social Business is Dead! Long Live What’s Next! - Brian Solis

Social Business is Dead! Long Live What’s Next! - Brian Solis | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Interesting point of view on social business.  I find myself understanding what the author is saying but dismayed because we still hae a poor vision of what is next.  He does draw some excellent points in the last paragraph. Well worth the read.

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6 Ways to Avoid Bureaucratic BS

6 Ways to Avoid Bureaucratic BS | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Bureaucrats aren't just in governments, utilities, and health care companies--they infect companies big and small.
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Some excellent ideas for dumping the bureaucratic structure.

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Apple's New Consumer Experience Chief, Angela Ahrendts, On The Future Of Retail

Apple's New Consumer Experience Chief, Angela Ahrendts, On The Future Of Retail | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The Burberry CEO's recent interviews with Fast Company's Jeff Chu reveal significant insight into what she may have planned for rejuvenating Apple.
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Excellent discussion with Angela.  I totally agree with her assessments of retail and changes that are necessary, now the hard part is starting.  How can you change the APPLE store into a customer centric, integrated entity with all of APPLE's DNA creating constant excitement?

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Do You Persist?

Do You Persist? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
There are times when it seems like nothing is going your way.  How do you react to it?  Do you become a victim of circumstance or do you become a survivor who makes it through?  Often it is easy to...
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Excellent Question, all around the enterprise.

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7 Shortcuts You Will Regret Taking in Life

7 Shortcuts You Will Regret Taking in Life | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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A very wise list for every leader to learn and teach.

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Lean in: But into What? | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership

Lean in: But into What? | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Interesting question being asked.  The fundemental structure of work is being challenged at all levels so this is a very relevant issue today.  Requires a lot more work but we have to tackle it.

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The end of the CIO as we know it -- and IT feels fine

The end of the CIO as we know it -- and IT feels fine | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Fifteen years after it became a top-level job, the CIO notion no longer makes sense in the emerging post-IT world
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Definitely a well thought out approach to a critical question every firm is going to face in the next 24 months.

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3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care about Employee Engagement

3 Reasons Why Your Board Should Care about Employee Engagement | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Her neck stiffened, her jaw clenched and her words stra…
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Wise words for the board of directors.  These are very concise and to the point, as they should be.  Also applies to senior management.

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Do you need a career coach? - USA TODAY

Do you need a career coach? - USA TODAY | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Do you need a career coach?
USA TODAY
Any good coaching relationship comes with a big dose of self-awareness." Prepare to Work Hard.
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Some excellent advice when thinking about a career coach.  It can provide vaue for many exeutives today.

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Connection, Leadership and Trust are Getting Ever More Valuable

Connection, Leadership and Trust are Getting Ever More Valuable | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
As social media continues to grow, that connection, leadership and trust don't scale in a similar fashion highlights their role and increases their value. Continue reading →
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Excellent discussion of connection, leadership and trust from Bruce Lewin.  Excellent short read.

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Anand Srinivasan PMP®, ITIL® V3's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:10 AM

Agreed. I am great believer of values and integrity..

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What Executive Coaching Has Taught Me About CIOs

What Executive Coaching Has Taught Me About CIOs | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
CIOs need to actively market the value of IT, care less about who they report to and more about their results, and focus on relationship management and team building.
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Great analogy and one that can be applied to any leadership role within an organization. We need to be transparent in this discussion.

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Command and Control: Alive and Kicking | Colin Gautrey on Influence

Command and Control: Alive and Kicking | Colin Gautrey on Influence | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Command and control as a leadership style has its place and its uses. Doing it in a way which builds relationships is hard
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I totally agree there are times when command and control are absolutely necessary so Colin's points should be read with care.  It is time for some change but it must be clearly defined and explained.

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Like It Or Not, You Already Are An Entrepreneur

Like It Or Not, You Already Are An Entrepreneur | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading the recent press on “intrapreneurs”, the genetic tendencies to entrepreneurship, and the agonizing decisions thousands (no, millions) are currently going through as they decide whether or not to become an entrepreneur.
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Many today still don't believe these statements but they are true.  He also makes a number of other very valid points.

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3 Engagement Strategies to Increase Productivity

  A good white collar job provides all sorts of comfort…
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Good basic suggestions for a small office or factory.

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The John Maxwell Company

The John Maxwell Company | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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There is value in appreciating problems and roadblocks.  The key is perspective.  Thanks John.

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Do You Have Low Integrity?

Do You Have Low Integrity? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Most of my writing is about trust and high integrity, but this article is about low integrity. We know it exists because there are numerous examples in our daily life that point to individuals doin...
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Excellent discussion of a difficult topic.  Integrity is a core value that should not be sacrificed yet we see it sitting on a fence many times.  Thanks to Bob Whipple for tackling this one.

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3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress

3 Ways Shifting Your Expectations Can Lower Stress | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Your outlook is a product of your own relationship with expectation. What will or won't happen, no one knows.
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Some interesting advice on how to control stress with managing our expectations.  Yes, it works and worth reviewing.

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The Weight of Your Words -

The Weight of Your Words - | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
As a senior-level manager, your words are weightier than they used to be. When you speak, people listen and respond. This is both a blessing and a curse.
 
Of course, it’s helpful that yo
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Absolutely true, yet many senior leaders either relish the thought and use it as a tool or are oblivious to the impact.  As with anything balance is critical as is being constructive with demoralizing.

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Gartner: The Top 10 IT-altering predictions for 2014

Gartner: The Top 10 IT-altering predictions for 2014 | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Mobile devices, software-defined networks, and 3D printing are some of the technologies set to disrupt IT, analysts predict
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Interesting predictions from Gartner for 2014.  I believe the are correct on most all of them because they are underway today.  The key is will they mature before something different hits the market.

 

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Full Engagement: Three steps to solving the employee turnover problem - Page2 - The Economic Times

Full Engagement: Three steps to solving the employee turnover problem - Page2 - The Economic Times | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Create a full-engagement culture that defines the organization and drives performance. - Page2
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Brief but good points regarding engagement.  Keep in mind the words are simple but the trust and empowerment are difficult.

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