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Feeling Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Feeling Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
You will never see the changes you’re looking for by sticking in your comfort zone! What should you do, then? Simple, create a leadership development plan.

Via Belinda MJ.B
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

Love this article!  One of my favorite sayings to the executives I coach is that if you are comfortable with everything you are doing...you are not growing and your team is not growing.

 

It is okay to hone and strengthen your talents and areas that you excel in; however, the goal is to constantly reach higher and push yourself out of your comfort zone.  That is where all of the growing happens.

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Christina Lattimer Interviews Sir Richard Branson - #Leadership #Success

Christina Lattimer Interviews Sir Richard Branson - #Leadership #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Christina Lattimer interviews Sir Richard Branson Founder of Virgin Group, with some sound and inspirational advice for business leaders and CEO's
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

Excellent interview Christina Lattimer!!! 

 

There are so many gold nuggets for CEOS, boards, and leaders alike.

 

For me CEOs like Sir Richard Branson or like Zappo's CEO Tony Hsieh are rare.  They seem to possess the power to reject immediate gratification for what is best for the company's long-term growth. 

 

They know that strategy should not be a secret known by only senior leaders.  People ... are their organization's competitive advantage, and they nurture, inspire, and invest in them. 

 

-------If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about culture, change, or leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and achieve your goals!  Walt Disney said, "Whatever we have accomplished has been because other people have helped  us."  So don't be afraid to ask for help...that is what I am here for!

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

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30 inspirational #Leadership #Quotes

30 inspirational leadership quotes.
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

I hope you enjoy this four minute compilation of simply awesome leadership quotes.  Definitely a few of my faves!

 

Hope the quotes give you a smile or boost of positivity today:)

 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  Walt Disney said, "Whatever we have accomplished has been because other people have helped  us."  So don't be afraid to ask for help...that is what I am here for!

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Why good #leaders make you feel safe

Why good #leaders make you feel safe | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

Via Don Cloud
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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 20, 2014 8:58 PM

"Leadership is a choice ... not a rank."

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5 Ways #Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us - Fast Company

5 Ways #Leaders Think Differently Than The Rest Of Us - Fast Company | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Leaders have some common traits when it comes to how they approach problems, information, and other people.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 19, 12:45 PM

Do leader really think differently than regular employees?  In a word, yes...here's how...

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The Art of Leadersheep - #Leadership Success

The Art of Leadersheep - #Leadership Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

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Martha Pérez Chitty's curator insight, November 30, 2014 3:35 AM

If only all leaders could apply at least half of that! ... We all would be learning something and not just following someone, we all would be creating and not beeing created, we all would be improving and not beeing reprobed...

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 19, 8:21 AM

High level leadership roadmap.

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Great #Leaders Can Double Profits, Research Shows

Great #Leaders Can Double Profits, Research Shows | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
To some extent, the connection between leadership and the bottom line has been made. Yet most evidence on this point comes merely from the personal treatises of famous and successful executives.

Via Anne Leong, Roy Sheneman, PhD
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

I love research that supports what most of us have seen for ourselves.  There is such a strong ROI on investing in leadership talent.  I was just having this conversation yesterday with an executive. 

 

I believe that leaders are alot like computers.  Just like our computers, we need to make sure that we invest a significant amount of time and money into making sure that we have the most updated software and virus protection for our leaders.  Most leaders are running off of programming from years ago...Isn't it time to reboot, get the viruses out, and update our programming so that we can be aligned with the organization's network (goals), communicate more effectively, and work more efficiently.

 

As leaders when we stop learning we stop growing.  If that happens, what happens to our teams?

 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  Walt Disney said, "Whatever we have accomplished has been because other people have helped  us."  So don't be afraid to ask for help...that is what I am here for!

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, January 16, 8:44 AM

Great Leaders...make everything Great...

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 16, 12:39 PM

The value of a good leader is difficult to determine, we are only now realizing this...

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 18, 8:04 AM

Developing Leaders offers big rewards studies show...

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#Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

#Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

 

As a leadership coach I get so revved up when I hear about organizations that have cultivated this type of culture!  Trust and Appreciation are part of the environment, and every employee is empowered, engaged, and inspired to contribute.  Walking around an organization like this is a bit like electricity with the buzz, energy, and positivity! 

 

Another interesting thing happens is that employees seem to transform into entrepreneurs who are committed and "own it" each day.  They know their role, what is expected of them, are accountable, and make decisions each day confidently to solve problems, take care of customers, and make the organization better. 

 

In this type of environment each person knows their boundaries, and makes a difference each day.  They are empowered and not afraid of making mistake, because they know that their leaders and the organization have their backs.  What a great feeling that to work in an organization where you could not fail, because your entire team had your back, and mistakes are seen as stepping stones towards growth.

 

What are your thoughts?  Have you worked at an organization like this or do you currently?  Would love to hear from you.

 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about organizational culture or leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspriation to help you leverage your strengths, and help your teams do the same!  I am grateful and so fortuante to travel the world as a speaker and coach.  I get to work with some of the best in class organizations, and I love to pass along lessons I learn from you to others.

 

Until next time…PS – Live on Purpose!

 

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4 Tasks of Senior #Leaders

4 Tasks of Senior #Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Successful senior leaders are cognizant of their input in them and place intentional energy towards them.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:38 AM

Whether or not the senior leader consciously recognizes his or her role in accomplishing these tasks, by sheer position he or she is determining the way the organization performs in these four areas.

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Top 40 Business #Leaders Under 40

Top 40 Business #Leaders Under 40 | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
From Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer
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#Leaders - Coach Others & Speed Your Own #Success

#Leaders - Coach Others & Speed Your Own #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Even while we are still learning, leadership growth requires us to encourage, mentor and coach team members.

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Ten Ways to Build Great Leadership in Turbulent Times #Leadership

Ten Ways to Build Great Leadership in Turbulent Times   #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

 

Science confirms that our ability to inspire, empower and actualize our potential has never been greater; remember this, empower it, use it! Neuroscience confirms that we can rewrite default patterns of thinking, communicating and doing; we can build new emotional set-points that take us forward faster and better while also enhancing our ability to focus, ideate, learn and relearn.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


Via Gust MEES, Don Cloud
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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 30, 2014 5:27 AM

Learn more:


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


Don Cloud's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:01 PM

Turbulent times are where the "action is" and when leadership is needed the most ... and when it counts the most.  The only question is will you choose to grab the "turbulent" bull by the horns and lead your people and organization to even greater potential, or will you let someone else lead instead ( ... perhaps your competition or adversary)?

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#Leaders - The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

#Leaders - The Right Way to Present Your Business Case | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Get key stakeholders on board with one effective presentation.
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The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational #Change #Leadership

The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational #Change #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

Insightful article!

 

As an HR Professional I have been on all sides of change:  As the person leading change initiatives inside the organization, as an external consultant partnering with senior leaders to execute change, and as the recipient of change inside the organization.

 

What I know to be true is this:  Long are the days when we would say to ourselves..."once this change initiative is complete, things will go back to normal."  The reality is we are living in a VUCA environment. (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous)  Change is the new normal, and we as leaders are tasked with communicating effectively and connecting the dots for our organization.

 

It was always important for the entire team to understand where we are now, where we want to be, and what we as an organization need to do to get there.  Once we confirmed our shared goals & confirmed roles, it was important that everyone understood the why -- the business reasons for the change and we all had the same picture of what success looked like with KPIs.

 

I would ask 3 quesions to adjust my change lens before planning or communications began:

In order for this change to be effective...

1.  What do we as leaders need to know?

2.  What do we need to do?

3.  How do we need to be?

 

Then repeat these 3 questions for our staff?

1.  What does our staff need to know? Is there anything that they need to learn, unlearn, or re-learn? Why should they care?

2.  What are we asking our staff to do as a result of this change?

3.  How do we want our staff to be?

 

Hope this article, and my humble opinion added value to you as a leader. 

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about culture, change, or leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspiration to help you leverage your strengths, and achieve your goals!  Walt Disney said, "Whatever we have accomplished has been because other people have helped  us."  So don't be afraid to ask for help...that is what I am here for!

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

 

Trish

Strengths Leadership Coach

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Jean-claude Zaugg's curator insight, January 24, 11:05 AM

How difficult to change an organizational culture...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, Today, 12:39 PM

Gotta love this. Here's an infographic that takes a lot of the mystery out of why change efforts fail. This particular piece is about organizations, but it applies to any size business, and even to personal change.


Look at where stories sit: they are the biggest factor, just a hair above feelings. Now look at where shared values are -- near the top of the iceberg. Yet how often are we told with stories to tell ones that focus on shared values? Lots! So -- bzzzzzzz (buzzer sound) -- wrong answer. Or "give folks a vision and share stories about the 'why' behind it". Hear that buzzer again.


OK -- what this infographic is telling us that we've got to go deeper into the underbelly of the iceberg. In other words, listen for the stories people are telling and identify those deep emotions to understand what they really mean. This leads to understanding unwritten rules and behavior norms. Then start working on shifting the stories of "how we do things around here". Keep working up the chart.


Want personal change? Here's the process.


No question -- it's hard work and not easy. But at least this offers a clear road map. Keep it handy.


Many thanks to fellow curator icki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor for originally finding and sharing this piece.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 



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10 Questions Great #Leaders Ask Their Teams - #Success

10 Questions Great #Leaders Ask Their Teams - #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

How often do you sit down and really communicate with each member of your team? 


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donhornsby's curator insight, November 10, 2014 8:43 AM

There are perhaps many good questions leaders ask of their teammates each and every day. The starter list above could easily be replaced with ten others. These ten, however, represent the ten that have served me well over the last eighteen years as a senior leader. They solicit open conversation, deter quick “yes/no” responses, and maintain meaningful communication channels with the team. 

John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 2014 12:54 PM

The ability to ask great questions is a critically important skill for leaders. Questions determine the answer, and the course of a conversation. The moment a question is asked, the entire course of events can change. A well worded question is truly THAT powerful.

Charlotte Hitchcock's curator insight, November 11, 2014 6:50 AM

Communication, so different from talking to or at. 

It speaks of engagement 

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Invest 2 Minutes a Day to Improve Your #Leadership Skills

Invest 2 Minutes a Day to Improve Your #Leadership Skills | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

If you don't ask yourself the tough personal questions, you'll never change.


Via Bobby Dillard
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Debbie Diaz-Arnold's curator insight, January 23, 11:44 PM

Getting out of your comfort zone.

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What Makes #Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

What Makes #Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership.  Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to create more innovative [...]

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 24, 3:55 PM

#innovación #liderazgo

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11 #Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great

11 #Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Although the ‘Great Man’ theory of leadership belongs to the scrapheap of history, its allure continues to mystify. Underlying this theory is the assumption that if the right man (yes, it is often assumed to be a man) for the job emerges, he will almost magically take control of a situation and lead a group of people into safety or success. While such leaders are rare, there are times when a singular individual steps out from the crowd and serves as a paragon of leadership.


One such individual was Alexander the Great; one of history’s most famous warriors and a legend of almost divine status in his own lifetime. He falls into the elite category of individuals who changed the history of civilisation and shaped the present world as we know it.




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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 28, 2014 2:22 PM

Visionary, team builder, mentor, he shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.

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Developing Mindful #Leaders for the C-Suite

Developing Mindful #Leaders for the C-Suite | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The use of meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at successful enterprises.

Via Jenny Ebermann
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 16, 8:10 PM

Be careful we do not turn a spiritual practice into a technique and technology.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Are you Intelligent with your Emotions? #Successful #Leaders

Are you Intelligent with your Emotions? #Successful #Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
A recent study shows those who are in tune with their colleagues' emotions may be more financially successful.
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's insight:

Interesting study supports that Emotionally Intelligent people make more money.

 

Awareness is the beginning to all change, and emotionally intelligent people not only strive for self mastery -- to understand, manage, and use their strengths...they are aware of how their actions impact people and situations.

 

What are your thoughts?  How can you tell when you a leader is emotionally intelligent?

 

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Inspirational #Leaders vs Micro Managers - #Success

Inspirational #Leaders vs Micro Managers - #Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. - Steve Jobs
Recently, I published two articles regarding corporate management strategies, and the impact they have on a company's
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Tony Curl's curator insight, October 9, 2014 6:33 PM

Awesome insight here. Are you a manager or a leader? Focused on the vision?

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Richard Branson: Virgin staff can have as much vacation as they want

Richard Branson: Virgin staff can have as much vacation as they want | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson is experimenting with unlimited vacation for staff at Virgin Group offices.
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As a leader it is always curious to me how much we value our vacation time as a benefit; however, so many of us don't use the vacation time we can take.

 

I think that Richard Branson is on to something!  What are your thoughts on this?

 

Would really love to hear from you:)

 

Signing off for now.  Until next time...PS Live on Purpose!

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Pierre Galeon's curator insight, October 5, 2014 5:40 AM

Humm I like that and many other companies were already doing it but again RB takes the credit! Well done Richard! 

Jaro Berce's comment, January 3, 7:52 AM
A very dangerous thing! read when you can take vacation: "when ALL is done!" Is that possible? NO, so it is a way to take away even last part of peoples free time!
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10 Secrets of What Great #Leaders Know and Do - Forbes

10 Secrets of What Great #Leaders Know and Do - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do
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This is the “doing” part of leadership. The little things that are demonstrated by the actions of leaders.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2014 2:13 PM

How great leaders create powerful organizations where the whole becomes many times greater than the sum of its parts, impossible visions manifests in everyday reality, and individual & organizational purposes are fulfilled and renewed.

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Quiet the Mind & Transform your Approach To #Work - #Fast Company

Quiet the Mind & Transform your Approach To #Work - #Fast Company | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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How Taking A 20&Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work
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The view was both breathtaking and inspirational: Photo: Flickr user Mike Boucher. Here's what we ...
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The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's #Leadership

The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
While Richard Branson’s new book, “The Virgin Way” is “about listening, learning, laughing and leading”, applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book’s ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:57 AM

Richard Branson's leadership style is much more charismatic than Jack Welch and even Steve Jobs. Jobs was charismatic but not when he leads. 

 

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