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A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices

A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

Cool advice...Today’s infographic covers the psychology behind type choices. You will learn how serif, sans serif, script, modern, and display typefaces and their fonts are best used for moving your audience to feel how you want them to feel....


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Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:02 AM

Great overview.  

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:07 PM

nice infographic on how different fonts create a different "feel" for copy...

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Curing Crippling Leadership Behaviors

Curing Crippling Leadership Behaviors | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
Poor leadership behaviors can cripple the very health of your organization and the development of your future leaders. Such crippling leadership behaviors include bullying, being a “control freak,"...

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Don Dea's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:30 AM

Healthy organizations tend to experience healthy profits even in tough times, but it’s the leadership behaviors that can make or break that bottom line.

MFaculty's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:33 PM

Relly Nadler famously says "the leader is the thermostat for an organization" this article echoes that sentiment.

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Leadership, not Process, is the Keystone of Innovation

To think differently, act differently. For most, easier said than done. I’ve stressed this over and over again. Simply put, there are those that seek new thoughts before taking action.

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Don Dea's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:31 AM
Scale leadership, not process

The “how” of innovation is what gets the most attention. But the real hard part, is just “getting started”. That is what leadership is about. No map? No problem. Let’s make one. It is no secret that the most innovative companies in the world don’t really have “a process” to talk about. What they do have, is a distinct culture

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2013/07/13/leadership-not-process-is-the-keystone-of-innovation/#sthash.TBfuzOL9.dpuf

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Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key

Innovation:  Leadership Is Always The Key | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

When it comes to creating an innovative culture, nothing takes the place of strong, authentic leadership.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:14 PM

Innovation is a product of systems. 

Systems are an emergent factor of leadership. 

Therefore, leadership drives innovation.

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Be a Great Leader: Sell Your Vision!

Be a Great Leader: Sell Your Vision! | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how to be a great leader? I know I have. But what makes great leaders? Is it genetic? Upbringing? How does one person command such a loyal following and accomplish so much? H...

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Forgiveness as a Business Tool

Forgiveness as a Business Tool | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive - to let feelings of anger, resentment and blame fall away and become something constructive.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:33 AM

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“Many organisations today are like gulags. People are anxious, there’s a lot of paranoia. [But] what should be remembered is that people who don’t make any mistakes don’t do anything. They’re too busy covering their backs. They’re not going to try anything new.”

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Innovate or Perish. It’s the New Business Reality. Is Your Company Ready?

Innovate or Perish. It’s the New Business Reality. Is Your Company Ready? | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

Innovation isn’t a natural mindset for most leaders—or for the companies they work for—but the good news is that innovation can be learned.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:13 PM

recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. And without innovative leadership, the results can be catastrophic. Think Blockbuster. Eastman Kodak. Hostess Brands.

John Michel's curator insight, July 8, 2013 7:45 PM

As technology and globalization continue to change the business world at record-breaking rates, companies have to focus on innovation to have the greatest chance of survival. And now that research shows that innovation can be learned, there’s never been a better time to invest in training that supports innovative thinking in business leaders.

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#Leadership - 4 Reasons We Struggle with Ethics

#Leadership -  4 Reasons We Struggle with Ethics | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

We think ethics is about rules. Laws can be demanded of people but ethics can’t. Rules are reactive. Ethics is proactive. Rules are about maintaining. Ethics is about leadership. Rules can only go so far. You can’t lead on rules alone. Rules can only regulate certain behaviors, but to grow you need to lead with ethics. Leading with ethics means to lead within a framework defined by how not what. 

Ethics provide a framework in which to make right choices—a framework in which to lead. They provide the how for our what. 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 2013 11:50 AM

We think ethics is about rules. Laws can be demanded of people but ethics can’t. Rules are reactive. Ethics is proactive. Rules are about maintaining. Ethics is about leadership. Rules can only go so far. You can’t lead on rules alone. Rules can only regulate certain behaviors, but to grow you need to lead with ethics. Leading with ethics means to lead within a framework defined by how not what. 

Ethics provide a framework in which to make right choices—a framework in which to lead. They provide the how for our what. 


Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 

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How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide

How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there's the base human instinct to cc: everyone in our address notebook whenever possible.

 

What are the best ways to take control and optimize your use of email? Quartz turned to academic research from around the world and other thoughtful sources to compile these insights and suggestions.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:20 PM

Check every 45 minutes (not every five). Ask simple questions. Don't pollute group-emails with one-word reply-alls.

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Apple iWatch near launch? Apple trademarks 'iWatch' in Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Colombia

Apple iWatch near launch? Apple trademarks 'iWatch' in Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Colombia | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
It's the strongest confirmation yet that iWatch is real, and perhaps that it is imminent.

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Leonardo Muniz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:32 PM

This I can use.

nearbee's comment, July 8, 2013 8:39 AM
La folie des montres va reprendre!!
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5 Answers Every CEO Should Want to Know | CustomerThink

5 Answers Every CEO Should Want to Know | CustomerThink | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

The perennial cry from CEOs around the globe is that they are focused on their customers. It’s their A-#1 mission. Everything emanates from understanding what customers need and want, and then delivering on it.

 

However, without up-to-date information trending profitable versus non-profitable customers and the issues driving the best customers away, CEOs and their businesses are unable to manage customers as assets. Guerrilla metrics give leadership five questions for commanding customer accountability inside their organizations.

- Create a cultural shift to make customers the asset of the business.

- Supply leaders with a platform to stand behind and reinforce.

- Establish a language for CEOs in how they ask about customers; placing the customer front and center on their agenda.

- Are a potent first step to kick-start or reenergize a faltering customer ‘focus.’...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:52 PM

Here's what CEOs want to know from you and your marketing campaigns.

David Keuning's curator insight, June 28, 2013 1:16 PM

They say that creating the *right* KPI is an art.  And they also say that if you create the wrong KPI you can do your business more harm than good.  Asking your organization these five questions will point you down the path of finding the RIGHT KPI. 

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5 Safe Decisions That Aren't So Safe

5 Safe Decisions That Aren't So Safe | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
I’ve found safe decisions rarely are. Great leaders possess the courage to not only seek out the right decision, but they also understand the importance of giving others permission to do the same.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:23 AM

We need leaders who want others to do better and be better. What we don’t need is more leaders who hide in safe harbors. Leaders don’t get paid to make safe decisions; they get paid to make the right decision.

Doris Palomino's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:14 PM

I found that there are three main issues to keep in mind for great leaders: (1) Doing the right thing, (2) not compromising your values, and (3) taking decisions when you have to do it. These situations are handled by leaders in order to foster great organizations. It reminds me about watching the forest and not only the tree.

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Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback - aboutleaders.com

Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback - aboutleaders.com | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

The costly conflict that assumptions can lead to when we don’t have the courage and leadership skills to verify those assumptions or provide honoring feedback to others. 


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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:24 PM

"In order to forgive someone that has done us wrong, we must consider essential aspects of that person that are invisible to us unless we obtain a heart at peace.  This will enable us to see the other person with our heart and help us rise above the action that has hurt us.   I know this is not easy, but leadership seldom is."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:07 PM

Connects to servant-leadership and Jungian pyschology.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:20 PM

Do you forgive?

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How Great Leaders Communicate

How Great Leaders Communicate | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
What you say and write matters, but how you say it, how you relate and genuinely connect with people, is what separates great leaders from the pack.

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Ajish Kumar's comment, July 22, 2013 4:52 AM
good article. Sometimes, we ignore what other wants to hear. Need to practice more.
Ajish Kumar's curator insight, July 22, 2013 4:53 AM

Good one for those who are looking for leadership role.

 
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:18 PM

Excellent tips! 

 

It seems as though we have more and more technology to share information, and we are connecting less and less.

 

We have to constantly remind ourselves the importance in Disconnecting from our technology to truly and genuinely Connect with our people.

 

What tips do you have to stay connected?

 

Make it a great day!

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Don't Let Your Best-Connected People Become Bottlenecks

Don't Let Your Best-Connected People Become Bottlenecks | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

People central to your organization's informal network can help you. Just make sure they're not hurting you first. When a company has only a few network-central players, they can become significant points of weakness.


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How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe) | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

We need a new generation of leaders. And we need it now. We're in the midst of a Great Dereliction — a historic failure of leadership, precisely when we need it most. Hence it's difficult, looking around, to even remember what leadership is.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:13 PM

Excerpt from Umair's blog post: 


We're surrounded by people who are expert at winning — elections, deals, titles, bonuses, bailouts, profit. And often, we're told: they're the ones we should look up to — because it's the spoils and loot that really matter.


But you know and I know: mere winners are not true leaders — not just because gaming broken systems is nothing but an empty charade of living; but because life is not a game. It isn't about what you have, and how much — but what you do, and why — if you're to live a life that matters.

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:32 PM

Here's a question (asked several different ways) every leader should be able to answer (and if you can't then perhaps this is something you need to think long and hard about).

 

What is your "why"?  That is, "why" do you want to lead?  What is your personal leadership purpose?  What is your individual purpose in leading?

 

If you can't answer the question of your own "why", then you may find it extremely difficult to create the "why" of your organization or understand the individual "why" of each of your people.

 

(Hint: As a leader, try to answer the question without referencing yourself)

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Motivating People: Getting Beyond Money

Motivating People: Getting Beyond Money | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive programs, but few have used other ways of inspiring talent. We think they should. Numerous studies1 have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement in most sectors, job functions, and business contexts. Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy, which can have damaging unintended consequences. Indeed, the economic crisis, with its imperative to reduce costs and to balance short- and long-term performance effectively, gives business leaders a great opportunity to reassess the combination of financial and nonfinancial incentives that will serve their companies best through and beyond the downturn.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:17 PM

The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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50 Ways to Be Productive in 10 Minutes or Less

50 Ways to Be Productive in 10 Minutes or Less | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it
Want to banish procrastination and unfinished to-do lists once and for all? This will help.

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A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices

A Pro Designer Shares the Psychology of Font Choices | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

Cool advice...Today’s infographic covers the psychology behind type choices. You will learn how serif, sans serif, script, modern, and display typefaces and their fonts are best used for moving your audience to feel how you want them to feel....


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More than words...

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Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:02 AM

Great overview.  

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, July 19, 2013 3:07 PM

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It’s Time for a Change: CEO Turnover is Trending High

It’s Time for a Change: CEO  Turnover is Trending High | Executive Leader Development | Scoop.it

The past year was a busy one for companies looking for new leaders. Fully 15 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies made a change at the top in 2012. This number, 375 companies, was the highest total since 2005, and the second highest in the 13 years’ worth of data we’ve gathered since 2000. Given all this turnover activity, you might expect higher levels of chaotic, reactive behavior. But almost three-quarters of the companies planned their succession events carefully, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2006.


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Effective leadership cannot stand still, it must progress!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:54 PM

CEO turnover is trending high, but in a more planned and stable manner.