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How Knowledge of Your Brain Can Make You a Better Leader

How Knowledge of Your Brain Can Make You a Better Leader | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:19 PM

"Your capacity to regulate emotions,” says David Rock “is absolutely essential to success in life.” Managing our emotions is crucial because it allows us to use our brain more efficiently.

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On your foreign language confidence

On your foreign language confidence | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

All your hard work and dedication builds to that one moment: your first conversation in a new foreign language. Yet, the second you open your mouth things begin to spiral downward.
The words don’t seem to flow.


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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.

Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing. | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Anne Egros‘s insight: A very much-needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism.
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Language is only an element of culture. To become culturally sensitive and able to communicate with people from another culture other clues must be assimilated such as understanding business etiquette, traditions and superstitions, religion, humor etc.

 

To assimilate a culture,  usually best way is to live in it: you can either live in a specific nation or being raised in the culture not necessary in a specific country

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Russia 61st in Global Gender Inequality Study

Russia 61st in Global Gender Inequality Study | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Russia ranked a modest 61st of 136 world economies on gender inequality in a new global study unveiled Friday, largely due to a wage gap and lack of political representation for women.
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Gender inequality rank is calculated by including various factors such as economic, education or political empowerment criteria.


Russia is doing pretty well in term of educating women but gender earnings gap is high as women are still predominately assigned to lower paid jobs. Within same job level however, the inequality is relatively small.


For political empowerement,  20 years ago the number of women in Russian politics was relativelly high but it is getting worse every year especiallly since 2008 and now Russia ranks 94th

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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

As the world mourns the loss of Nelsen Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. 

 

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Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing.

Bilingualism and biculturalism are related, but they are not the same thing. | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Anne Egros's insight:

A very much needed explanation on the distinction of bilingualism and biculturalism.

 

For example, too often managers are chosen for their abilities to speak the local language but someone can have a better cultural sensitivity and be  more successful without speaking the local language.

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The value of bicultural individuals to organisations

The value of bicultural individuals to organisations | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

How do companies improve operationally with diverse and talented workforces? By taking advantage of individuals who feel at home in multiple cultures, says INSEAD visiting professor Mary Yoko Brannen.

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‘Bicultural’ and multicultural individuals who have deeply internalised more than one culture, are likely to have more pronounced intercultural skills than ‘monoculturals’,

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Storytelling as a Leader’s Art | Leading Effectively

Storytelling as a Leader’s Art | Leading Effectively | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Storytelling as a Leader’s Art | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership http://t.co/2CfArTn95p

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David Hain's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:19 AM

When meeting a new person: instead of asking them, “What do you do?” ask them “What’s your story?”

Christy Brown's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:26 PM

A new tool for the effective leader - storytelling!

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Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ?

Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

Humility in leadership can be defined as the ability to understand yourself and bring the best from other people. 

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Your Business and the Economy Ride on Engaged Employees

Employee engagement is an economic engine that can not only ignite companies, but jump-start the whole economy. Yet not enough companies recognize the sheer power of engagement.
Anne Egros's insight:

The recession seems to come to an end in the US yet many are still worrying and too many employees are in fact actively disengaged.

 

We need more people doing the extra mile for the customers so leaders and managers must learn what motivates each and every person they can influence so they can develop a more creative and response-able organization.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:03 PM

Great Scoop Anne, I completely agree with your insight!

 

Here is my favorite section of the article:

 

An engaged workforce makes a company somewhat recession proof. Yes, there are external economic and consumer pressures out there. But even in a recession, your best workers still come in every day saying:

 

"Here's how we're going to win; here's what I can do to make it better; here's how we're going to drive costs down."

 

They're asking the right questions, and they're determined to do whatever it takes to drive success.

 

To be clear, I'm not saying that bold, market-leading thinking can't happen when the economy is off. I'm saying that it takes an engaged workforce to do it.

 

Not-engaged and actively disengaged workers -- who make up 52% and 18% of the U.S. workforce, respectively -- are more concerned about keeping their jobs than moving the company forward, so they'll tend to take the safer road.

 

They aren't necessarily going to be bad workers, but they aren't going to fix the process. They're exclusively going to do what they're told.

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Living Abroad: In What Language Do You Feel Emotions ?

Living Abroad: In What Language Do You Feel Emotions ? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

Multilingual third culture kids (TCKs) express emotions in various language dfepending on situations. 

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Expressing emotions in more than one language follows no set rules; some bilinguals prefer to use one language, some the other, and some both

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How Intercultural Competence Drives Success in Global Virtual Teams

A study that shows intercultural competence as a factor in effectiveness of global virtual teams, and that building relationships, establishing structure, and having discipline are critical for success.
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To build a global team, first determine what needs to be done and then identify who are the best individuals for achieving the goals based on individual coaching and through intercultural training programs 

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Is Leadership Dead?

Is Leadership Dead? | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Command-and-control leadership doesn’t work anymore — especially when it boils down to manipulating others for your own benefit. In the 21st century, great leaders strive to influence others for their good.
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Agree ! infuencing is much more efficient when it is authentic and not manipulative

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.
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To Inspire, leaders must touch employees at emotional level.

 

All great leaders have empathy, those who lack emotional intellligence may climb the corporate ladder to the top but won't be remembered at inspiring leaders people want to follow.

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The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits' Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.
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Very interesting perspective on procrastination and getting things done: Let go distractions you don't need:

 

Tip : ask yourself what would happen if you stop doing things that prevent you to do most important tasks ?

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Detroit’s first lady

Detroit’s first lady | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
IT MAY look like a firm stuck in one gear: General Motors’ market share in America, at around 18%, has not shifted in a while. But on December 10th its announcement that in January Mary Barra will take the wheel to become one of the most powerful executives in the car industry, and indeed corporate America, signals a shift up through the cogs. 
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Mary Bara is a coach, and that’s the sort of management style this company needs,” says David Cole of the Centre for Automotive Research. 

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Closing the Gender Gap in Japan

Closing the Gender Gap in Japan | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
When it comes to the gender gap, Japan is in a highly unusual position. According to The Global Gender Gap Report, published by the World Economic Forum, Japan ranks nearly at the top of the world in women’s education, health and survival.
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Read the Global Gender Gap Report 2013:

http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2013/

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Creating Social Marketing That's Actually Social

Creating Social Marketing That's Actually Social | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Despite dramatic marketing efforts to use social media, most businesses are experiencing little, if any, positive benefits from it. Here are three steps to fixing this problem.
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If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either

If Executives Aren't Engaged, Employees Won't Be Either | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
In Thailand, executives' engagement is significantly lower than that of employees in the organizations they lead. CEOs need to act fast, because engagement cascades down -- and so does disengagement.
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Just five in 10 Thai executives strongly agree that they are aware of what is expected of them at work: How about your managers ?

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How to Argue Across Cultures

How to Argue Across Cultures | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
East and West need to meet halfway — but usually don’t.
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Intercultural conflicts are often due to misinterpretations of behaviors resulting from different values.

 

A culture sensitive person is aware of the differences and able to be flexible and be creative to find a solution rather than to be right. Easier said than done !

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces - TanveerNaseer.com

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces - TanveerNaseer.com | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Much has been written about leading a multi-generational workforce. Find out what researchers have found is really going on in today's workplaces.
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Organizations are not only having to deal with three different generations of employees working together, but also the impact of a slowdown in the rate of upward career movement for younger workers.

 

We don't have enough data to understand the complex intergenerational interactions so most of articles on the subject are only anecdotic, empirical and full of unverified assumptions.

 

For today’s organizations to succeed and thrive in the years ahead, we need to address the individual desire to do work that is meaningful and give a sense of purpose not just to one subset in our organization, but to everyone we serve through our leadership.

 

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:55 AM

(From the article): There’s no question that leaders and their organizations face a great number of challenges in today’s fast-paced and culturally diverse global economy, particularly as we obtain greater tools and data to help us understand the increasing complexity in today’s business environment. That’s why it’s important that we not distract ourselves and expend what limited resources we have on non-issues like generational differences.

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I’d Like to Add you to My Professional Network on LinkedIn

I’d Like to Add you to My Professional Network on LinkedIn | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Of course you recognize this bit of text. It is the generic, boilerplate content that LinkedIn provides in the message field of the connection request.
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I have been able to make countless meaningful connections through Linkedin because I use personalized invitations. I almost always reject generic invitations

 

It is a fantastic tool for people like me who are serial expats and often need to connect with people they don't know who are living in their next location.

 

 

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Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training

Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Business managers are encouraged to assess the value of social networking games for HR processes to enhance the organization's performance and value of workers.
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Gamification is in the early phase of the adoption process.


Some companies have reported significant improvements in employee retention that they associate with peer recognition, friendly competition, and community building.

 

 Future gamification is expected to offer an alternative to existing time intensive and costly HR processes such as recruitment, selection, and development of talent. However since most businesses are fast followers rather than early adopters it is not expected that such games will be developed and available for several years.

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