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Why Social Media is Important for Leaders

Why Social Media is Important for Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Why is social media important for leaders? Social media allows leaders to extend their influence.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Great article...thank you for sharing with us Susan!

 

With the majority of the organizations that I work with the top execs still seem to have limited online presence.  It is true that are so busy keeping up with their operation, and prioritize the face-to-face as well as traditional methods.

 

Also, depending on the position -- they need to be careful on what they can post.  What advice do you have for the top level execs who do want to influence online without having to jump through hoops with PR/Marketing/Legal to approve their posts?

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Strength-Based Leadership - Forbes

Strength-Based Leadership - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Four Essentials of Strength-Based Leadership
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It is in human nature to look for negative in everything first. Most of the stories on the news are negative (after all, they draw the most attention).

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Thank you Roy for sharing this article!

 

I personally am all in when it comes to tapping into our strengths as leaders. 

I see the power, clarity, and confidence that leaders leverage when they know that they can leverage their strengths to help them achieve their goals.

 

Several of the leadership courses that we offer have used the Strengths Finder assessment together with their traditional 360 or replaced completely. 

 

I particularly agree with the statement in the article:

 

Leadership is a privilege, not a right, and we need to treat it as such. Leadership means encouraging people to live up to their fullest potential and find the path they love. That, and only that, will create a strong culture and sustainable levels of innovation.


 

Please read the article to find out more about the ABCD of strength-based leadership.

 

Please do share with us your experiences with using Strengths Finder......Make it a great day!

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David Hain's curator insight, August 28, 2013 12:58 PM

This is the way forward!

Don Cloud's comment, August 29, 2013 12:31 AM
Seems so obvious that any organization of size does not need 1,000 copies of the same person with the same talent. After all, what kind of football team would you have if you tried to make all the players great quarterbacks?

What's required in any organization, business, industry, military unit is a collection of people with different talents/strengths energized towards a higher purpose. A good leader's purpose is to recruit, grow, and mobilize these diverse people with diverse talents to work together -- that's when the magic can happen ... when the impossible becomes the achievable ... when obstacles become things to be hurdled ... when setbacks become opportunities ... and when the total of the organization becomes more than the mere sum of its people parts.
Cruise Line Class's comment, August 29, 2013 6:08 AM
I agree with you David! Don, yes complementary skills, strengths, views with a common goal, purpose!
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23 Signs You're Addicted To Your Smartphone

23 Signs You're Addicted To Your Smartphone | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

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Does this picture look familiar?  Take a read to see if you can identify with any of the 23 signs. 

 

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 25, 2013 6:48 PM

1. You get slightly panicky when your phone is out of your line of sight.


2. ... And risiculously panicked when you accidently leave it AT HOME.


3. You sleep with your phone on your nightstand, or worse, IN your bed next to you.

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Getting the most of your talent who are introverts

Getting the most of your talent who are introverts | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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As an extroverted leader....this is a nice reminder to keep on my radar.

 

Make it a great day...thank you Kenneth for sharing with us!

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6 Traits The Most Successful People Have In Common

6 Traits The Most Successful People Have In Common | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
What super-achievers have that others don't, based on studies and what's been demonstrated through history by those who have reached the highest levels.
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Great article!  I agree with the noted traits, and also believe that Energy is usually married with passion.  Focus is usually coupled with purpose.  Empathy is vital.  Flexibility/Resilience/Adapability is huge!

 

Instead of the ability to tolerate conflict....I believe changing the mind-set to expect and mine for positive dialogue.  Where passion and different views are heard -- yet one remains open and curious to listen to ideas from others.

 

Instead of submerging one's ego....how about being intelligent with emotions, understanding hot buttons, and the ability to realize that when the ego does get in the way...I may have lost sight of the team goal, and it has become all about me instead of the goal.

 

 that energy, passion, and purpose

 

This article outlines 6 common traits:

1.  Energy and Physical Stamina

2.  Focus

3.  Sensitivity to Others

4.  Flexibility

5.  Ability to tolerate conflict

6. Submerging one's ego and getting along

 

Interested to hear your opinions of this article.  What is missing?

 

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The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business

The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
This image was recently emailed to one of the senior-most technology executives at LinkedIn. In case you can't read it, the text says:"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key
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So true...what an inspirational article!

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7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You

7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
I'm always struck by the number of people who complain about the amount of email they receive and how much they despise their inbox -- not because their complaints aren't valid but because my own
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One of the top stressors for the executives and leaders I work with across industries and countries is managing email. 

 

When I read this article, the tips ring true.  I particularly agree with the advice:  if you want to receive less emails...send fewer emails. 

 

I hope you enjoy the article, and please do post some of your tips for managing your emails.

 

Make it a great day!

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Jordon Ozero's comment, August 19, 2013 11:37 AM
Hello Patricia, One aspect not touched was using features of your email program. By simply picking key contacts that you can highlight with colors, for example, allows you to scan your inbox much faster and ensure important emails are responded to quickly. Additionally, picking the right times to schedule yourself for email management is key. In my industry we have to groups, shipboard and shoreside. Understanding when key people will be working and sending important emails makes it easier to reply in a timely manner. Hope these tips add some value!
Cruise Line Class's comment, August 19, 2013 4:55 PM
Jordan, thank you for letting us know about the color coding feature! That is certainly something that I was not aware of, and now will most certainly do. The tips absolutely add value...thank you for taking the time to share!!!!! Take Care, Trish
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The Regifting Of Leadership

The Regifting Of Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Real, authentic leadership is founded in the idea of regifting…


Via donhornsby, Don Cloud
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What a nice article on leadership! 

 

I am a regifter and I am proud of it:)

 

Make ti a great day!

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Cruise Line Class's comment, August 19, 2013 7:36 AM
Dear Don, thank you for sharing this article! The regift philosophy is a great one, and I absolutely am doing my best to be a regifter! I particularly liked the quote from the article: "Leadership isn’t just about pushing through closed doors…it’s about holding those same doors open for those coming through behind you…"
Chad Manske's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:49 AM

As an active leader, if you are not working to build up the leaders behind you and are merely a hoarder of leadership insights, how can you then continue to grow?  Regifting, or paying it forward, will give you more satisfaction than you can measure!

Cruise Line Class's comment, August 19, 2013 4:56 PM
Chad, I completely agree with you!!!
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25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice.
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Do you have any other suggestions who offer inspiration, ideas, and challenge us as leaders to think?

 

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I am a leader!

I am a leader! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Thank you for sharing this!

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Don Cloud's comment, August 19, 2013 5:11 PM
What a great list ... thanks for sharing!!
Don Cloud's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:14 PM

Rescooping ... a lot of meaning in such a short list.  If I might try to add a punchline to the bottom:

 

A boss cares about his/her own success ... while a Leader sets everyone else up for success.

Johann Gauthier's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:58 PM

I too am a leader !

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Do the Best Leadership Lessons Come From Yes or No?

Do the Best Leadership Lessons Come From Yes or No? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
“No” may stop people, but just wait until the leader isn’t around to make the decision. Leaders: don’t drop the NO, but tap into the power of YES.

Via donhornsby
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Thank you Don for sharing this article!

 

I especially like the questions we should ask ourselves.  Regardless if we are mothers, sisters, daughters, leaders, etc.  We should constantly keep tabs on our Yes and No ratios.

 

Instead of saying No, most of the time we can offer alternatives and solutions.  Sure... it does take more energy, thought, and focus to do; however, people will start seeing you as a leader with solutions, instead of someone who says No.

 

Now, if we can just remove the Yes...buts as well that would be amazing!!!

 

Make it a great day!

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:51 AM

What has led to your biggest growth as a leader – a “yes” or a “no”?  Which do you find yourself saying more often?

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The One Thing Successful People Never Do

The One Thing Successful People Never Do | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports or a hobby. Whatever success you are after there is


By Patricia Sadar

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 12, 2013 6:28 PM

Great examples of iconic leaders.  I completely agree with the statement that successful people never give up!

 

Make it a great day!

Michael Valdes's comment, February 16, 2014 11:20 PM
This article shows that failure is not a reason to stop pursuing a dream.
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Prevention - Quadrant II

Prevention - Quadrant II | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Prevention and being proactive....Covey always talked about the importance of preventing emergencies or fires.  I know when I have spent a few days in a row on fire-fighting -- I have forgotten to prioritize and invest my time on prevention, planning, and proactive activities. 

 

What do you do to keep you on track?

 

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WISE: We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice

WISE: We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

The new WISE Publication, to be released in 2014, will focus on the link between new technologies and learning. Graham Brown-Martin, Founder of Learning Without Frontiers and Founder of Education Design Labs, will write the third WISE Book, which will be illustrated by the creative photography of award-winning photographer Newsha Tavakolian.

 

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models.

 

Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


Via Nik Peachey, Deanna Mascle, Gust MEES
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Dear Gust,  as always....thank you for your endless vault of knowledge!!!

 

This topic is interesting and really taps into the essence of all my roles. (As a mom, teacher, coach, etc.)

 

It makes complete sense that if we continue to use technology to fit in to old processes, methods, and evaluation models -- we are not going to maximize our results and learning outcomes.

 

What are the best practices that you use as leaders that has worked for you?

 

Make it a great day, and I look forward to reading your best practices:)

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54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – The Impact of Inclusion on the Bottom Line | #Podcast

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – The Impact of Inclusion on the Bottom Line | #Podcast | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Access the podcast via: http://bit.ly/18hEpny or click on the title above.


Via AlGonzalezinfo
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Thank you Al for offering this podcast.  Very important topic.....valuable resources you are providing!

 

 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:38 AM

Join us this week to explore the visible AND invisible signs of diversity.

 

While our tendency is to focus on what we see, addressing invisible diversity factors will help us develop more inclusive cultures.

 

As you will learn, we need to see diversity as more than age, race, gender, and sexual orientation.  

 

Inclusion programs must ensure we are not excluding others on the basis of diversity items such as:

 

~Personality

~Perception

~Leadership style

~Communication style 

~Work preferences/styles

~Privilege

~Culture, and other invisible types of diversity.

 

In addition, you will learn how investing in inclusion is paying significant dividends for many organizations, such as Deloitte, Ingersol Rand, and the US Government.

 

NO, inclusion is NOT a soft topic!

 

*Inclusion impacts the bottom Line! 

 

 

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The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

The Surprising Truth About Moving Others | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Watch best-selling author Daniel Pink explain how we can all improve our sales skills, and learn ‘The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.’


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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(Thankyou again Kenneth for sharing this video)

 

We have several videos from Daniel Pink throughout our blog....Daniel Pink is simply amazing!  If you have not read his books....I strongly suggest to start with Drive, and you will be hooked.

 

Make it a great day!

 

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Cruise Line Class's comment, September 1, 2013 12:22 PM
I will check it out...thank you!
Cruise Line Class's comment, September 5, 2013 1:16 PM
Trumann....I have to get that one!
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, September 5, 2013 5:25 PM
You're welcome Patricia. I've read all of Dan's books - and I do like his work. I can also recommend you check out Adam Grant's book: Give and Take. All the best, Kenneth
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5 Priceless Lessons About The Future Of Business

5 Priceless Lessons About The Future Of Business | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

In his forthcoming book Your Brand: The Media Company Michael Brito has a straightforward answer for brands struggling with how to adapt to the rising expectations of consumers and looking to capitalize on cutting edge social and mobile technologies.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Thank you Kenneth for sharing this article.  I particularly agree that every brand has to tell a unique story, and must stay relevant to their target customer.

 

I will be purchasing this book this week.

 

 

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2013 Executive Coaching Survey | Stanford Graduate School of Business

2013 Executive Coaching Survey | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Excellent study conducted by Stanford. 

 

I agree that execs seem to sincerely enjoy working with Executive Coaches.  Having an objective, neutral, and outside person to bounce ideas is valuable to them.  Especially when the coach tells them what they need to hear...not what they want to hear.

 

What are your thoughts?  How do you believe that organizations view Executive coaching?

 

Make it a great day!

 

 

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Reacting vs. Responding on Brand

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There are times when I find myself reacting to a situation instead of responding on brand.  When this happens I don't beat myself up...instead I say "Wow, this is good, I just found another one of my hot buttons!"

 

We don't have control over what happens to us; however, we do have control over how we choose to respond to what happens to us.    

 

Being intelligent about emotions is so powerful -- it means that we are in control and driving. 

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Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You - Forbes

Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You
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I was inspired by author Dave Kerpen's recent article that shared his top 25 leadership quotes. As he aptly noted, great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves.

Via Don Cloud
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Thank you Don for sharing this article with us!

 

Truly inspirational quotes...hope you enjoy reading as much as I did!

 

Make it a great day!

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Don Cloud's curator insight, August 18, 2013 10:42 PM

So simple, yet so true and profound.

Johann Gauthier's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:00 PM

Great quotes running here...

Cruise Line Class's comment, August 21, 2013 7:33 AM
Johann, I completely agree!
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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us)

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » Getting Rid of the Myth of Monotasking (It’s Only Hurting Us) | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

"Technology is what is now being blamed for multitasking overload.   In some situations, that is certainly the case.   In other situations, the issue might be too much work, an inefficient office, or just boredom with the job or school work.  We can change some of those conditions and not others—but we cannot even sort out what is causing our frustration, exhaustion, or sense of failure until we understand what multitasking is.  Once we realize that multitasking itself is the human condition—not an outcome only of too much email or social networking—then we can find practical ways to address the real problem, not the mythical one."


Via Howard Rheingold, Ivon Prefontaine
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Excellent article that I have read more than once,and has certainly challenged me to think about so many themes:  Leadership, Communication, Teaching, etc.

 

Thank you Ivon for sharing with us!!!

 

I particularly agree with this statement: "We can blame technology for our inefficiency but the real issue is competing desires that yield competing desires on our attention."

 

Are we leveraging technology and running it to fit our lives....or is technology running us? 

 

What do you think?

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:20 PM

Cathy Davidson's "Now You See It" is an infotentionist's must-read. This blog post is more than a year old, but worth considering as a counterpoint to the experimental evidence that multitasking degrades performance. Maybe performance on single tasks isn't always the point. Like it or not, we live a world that requires multiple attentional antennae just to walk down the street (which you definitely should not do while looking at your phone).

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:16 PM

"Technology is what is now being blamed for multitasking overload.   In some situations, that is certainly the case.   In other situations, the issue might be too much work, an inefficient office, or just boredom with the job or school work."

 

Technology is not the sole driver of multitasking. It is a contributor and it probably appears to be accelerated in today's world. Most research indicates multitasking is not positive.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:33 AM

a good read! just like the way the examples would love to read the book

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Gail Kelly: Four new attributes required of leaders

Gail Kelly: Four new attributes required of leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
If Westpac employees get in a lift with Gail Kelly they may just be asked to share the bank's 'elevator pitch'.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Absolutely excellent article that every leader should read!

 

Sharing the Vision so that each employees understands where the company wants to be, what success looks like, who their customers are, what differentiates their company's product/service, and then knows what they can do to contribute is essential.

 

What is that quote:  I tell you ...you may forget, I show you ...you may remember, however, when I involve you ...you will understand. 

 

What do you think?

 

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Cruise Line Class's comment, August 16, 2013 9:15 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this timely article. Strategy should not be a secret, and should not be in terms where only the execs understand. I love Gail Kelly's passion.
Don Cloud's comment, August 18, 2013 10:54 PM
I like your quote ... gets right to the heart of the matter! And I'd take it a step further ... "when I share our greater purpose with you ... we will believe"
Cruise Line Class's comment, August 19, 2013 7:32 AM
Dear Don, Yes....100%!
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I've got your back...we'll get through this

I've got your back...we'll get through this | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got

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This week's question for Ask the Coach:As a coach, you are asked to give others advice - what is the best coaching advice that you have ever received? Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply impressed with my own...
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Marshall Goldsmith's books are simply brilliant.  I know that this article is a few years old; however, the learning nuggets still ring true today.

 

Please take a moment to read this article.  He shares with us the best leadership advice he received.

 

It is hard to believe that Marshall Goldsmith could ever be critical or judgmental. 

 

What he learned, "Real leaders are not people who can point out what is wrong. Almost anyone can do that. Real leaders are people who can make things better.  If you want to make a difference, do it in a way that is positive for you and the people around you."

 

Hope you enjoy the message.

 

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The Secret to Empowerment

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One secret to making empowerment work, is allowing mistakes to happen.  (Actually expecting that some mistakes will happen) 

 

When mistakes do happen -- making sure that you have your team's backs is important.  Then the team learns together, grows together, and they own their positions.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

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