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#Leadership Lessons from #Steve Jobs

#Leadership Lessons from #Steve Jobs | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Hope you enjoy his list! 


Do you have a lesson that has helped to shape and guide you throughout your leadership journey?  Would love to hear from you so that we can all gain from everyone's experiences.


Until next time...Live on Purpose!

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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, May 17, 6:53 PM

Simple truths. I think Number 11 is the one thing we don't do very well...

Nick Davies's curator insight, July 6, 2:50 AM

The world needs more visionaries like Steve.  

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How Etsy Makes 30 Innovations Per Day - #Leadership

How Etsy Makes 30 Innovations Per Day - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

How does Etsy.com, the rapidly-growing billion dollar online market, deploy more than thirty software improvements each day, in the workplace that is low stress? The future is already here.


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This Weekly Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year

This Weekly Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
How much time does your organization squander? My colleagues and I gathered data about time use at one large company and found that people there spent 300,000 hours a year just supporting the weekly executive committee meeting.

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others.


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#Leadership: Why does your Team Hate you ?

#Leadership: Why does your Team Hate you ? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Great article....thank you for sharing with us!

 

Micromanaging, not involving people with decisions that involve them, and treating people like resources instead of people are certainly top ways to get your team not to like you:)

 

What are other top things bosses do that get their teams to dislike them?

 

Would love to hear from you!

 

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Eight #Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women

Eight #Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most successful women show what it takes to get to the top.
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Love the advice....please read!

 

I particularly agree with be determined, think bigger, manage your career, and be courageous! 

 

If you had the power to write the story of your life from this day forward what would you write? 

 

Okay then -- YOU do have the pen in your hand, so decide what this next chapter will bring you.  Then be determined, think bigger, manage your career, and be courageous:))

 

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

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Your role as a #leader is like a coach during a game...

Your role as a #leader is like a coach during a game... | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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If you compare to a day at work like being in a pro football game, and you are the coach.  Is the successful coach giving everything he or she has to those who are on the field?  Are they focused, passionate, and all there throughout the entire game?

 

Remember distractions are the enemy of focus.  All we can do is do our best to be there, because every day is game day, and every day matters.

 

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How Successful People Cure Their Blindspots - #Leadership

Do you know what your leadership blindspots are? It’s a trick question because, by definition, blindspots are areas where you lack awareness of your weakness. Many coaches casually refer to them as “derailers.” A leader continues to advance and climb the career ladder until an unknown weakness suddenly derails her career. Robert [...]

Via Anne Leong, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Really enjoyed this article!

 

As an Executive Coach one of the greatest aha moments comes when b.lindspots are revealed.  Leaders will say things like "this is the first time I have ever heard this, or I have never been told this by anyone else." 

 

We all have blindspots, and as soon as we uncover some old ones new ones will certainly surface.

 

Enjoy the article.

 

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

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John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 4:07 AM

Are you aware of your leadership blind spots?  If not, his posts for you. 

Joyce Layman's curator insight, April 13, 9:57 AM

It's always interesting to discover that something was in front of you all the time. 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, April 21, 3:37 AM

In this article, Kevin Kruse summarize some of the blindspots describes by the Robert Bruce Shaw in his new book, Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter


As short extract, here are some of my favorites: 

  • Overestimating your strategic capability. This is often the blind spot of leaders who have strong operational backgrounds, but then get promoted into higher levels of the organization where their role is more strategic.
  • Valuing being right over being effective. This blind spot occurs when a leader thinks she already knows the correct answer or best course of action, and is therefore unwilling to spend additional time listening to others. She may even interrupt people, or call conversations to a conclusion. Her followers quickly learn that it’s a waste of time to raise contrary opinions and ideas.
  • Failing to balance the what with the how. This blind spot occurs when leaders focus only on the measurable results of the organization. In extreme situations this can lead their followers to short-term thinking, or worse, unethical behaviors.
  • Avoiding the tough conversations. Leaders who struggle with crucial conversations send mixed messages to individual reports, which leads to unresolved issues, and in turn can frustrate other high-performing members.
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#Leadership Question

#Leadership Question | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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The relationship bank account that Stephen Covey introduced many years ago is an excellent way to inventory how you are doing as a leader. 

 

Overall how full is your relationship bank account with your team?  How do you know?  Another great question to ask ourselves is what does my team feel or think about me?

 

How I make my team feel says everything about me as a leader.  Remember, people may not remember what you say; however, they rememeber how you make them feel. 

 

If your team had the power to re-hire you or hire another leader...what do you think they would do -- would they keep you?

 

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Disconnect to Connect - #Leadership

Disconnect to Connect - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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As leaders the reality is that it is more challenging than ever to genuinely connect.  We may have more technology to send information and data to millions of people at an instant -- yet more than ever with the very technology we are using we are losing the battle at times with truly connecting and reaching the hearts and minds of our teams.

 

Sometimes it is easy to lose our way, because technology is leading us instead of us leveraging technology in strategic purposeful ways.

 

With organizations we send out so many emails and communications and can't understand why we are not getting through. 

 

George Bernard Shaw said, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”Most organizations fall short from communicating effectively partyly because of the communication strategy that is in place.

 

This is a challenge for everyone to consider this week:

 

1.  Do your best to Disconnect to connect this week.  I mean put down your iphones and smartphones when you are in front of people and be there...talk to your team, walk into their office. (If you are in a meeting, leave your iphone in the office)

 

2.  If there are issues -- work on connecting with those who you work with.  If you pay attention you may be the only person in the room that is 100% focused, there, and paying attention to those around you.  Watch the reactions and body language of those who you are communicating and interacting with.  

 

Please share with us your success stories and what you do to disconnect to connect and to effectively tell stories.

 

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

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How To Create A Workplace People Love - #Leadership

How To Create A Workplace People Love - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

od Glassdoor recently announced their sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards, which uses employee ratings to determine the top 50 places to work. Here's...


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 3, 5:20 AM

Key to engagement and enhanced productivity...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 5:31 PM

People do matter and feel they are heard when they go to a place they love to go to. When this happens, they trust people they work with.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 28, 10:34 AM

For the first 15 years of my teaching career, I loved to go to work. It actually was not work. For the last 5-7 years, I had to make sure that the bosses I worked for did not deny me the love of what I did. Healthy relationships are at the heart of work. It is rarely about money and perks.

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9 Tools to boost productivity - #Leadership

9 Tools to boost productivity - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Most of us are busy and probably busier than we’d like to be. Between work, family, friends, staying healthy, and having fun, there’s just so much to do! Thankfully, technology offers several great ways to save you time. In fact, not only do the tools below save you time, but they save you time on some of the tasks you probably like the least. Read on to discover how you can be saving hours a week.


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

Awesome tools -- I can't wait to test drive!

 

Do you have any tools that you or your organization use to save time, and boost productivity?  Would love to hear from you.

 

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

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 7, 6:20 PM

Eliminate the most tedious tasks on your to-do list with these nifty tools.

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10 Things Great #Leaders Say Every Week

10 Things Great #Leaders Say Every Week | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
If you want to lead a team toward a goal, you need to make sure they know how their daily work connects to the overall objectives. Here's how to make that happen, with one meeting every week.

Via Kudos, Global Business Centers
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Also,

 

How can I help?

How are you doing?

What obstacles are getting in our team's way of doing their job?

 

...Do you have any other favorite things you say to your team each week?  Would love to hear from you!

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Kudos's curator insight, April 4, 10:48 AM

Some great advice. Simple rules to follow. I would print this out and hang it on your wall and bring it out before every group meeting to refresh what you need to cover.

 

That brings up another key point - when was the last time you had a team meeting. We all think we have meetings all the time but the truth is we do not have as many as we think we do or should. 

 

Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly - what is the right frequency? Weekly is a good place to start but maybe you switch up the main purpose of the team meetings and make them mandatory.

 

We do monthly Team Talks - that allows everyone to communicate what is happening in their group / department and ask questions. Item #8 - Check.

 

We also do Lunch and Learns - that allows one person or a group /department to show off what they are thinking about or working on. Goo way to get the innovation ideas flowing - One more for #8 - double check.

 

Totally agree with doing a great job with on boarding - make a persons first day a great day. This is is a whole blog post on it's own. I also like sending good people off with some fanfare and a thank you. They are ambassadors for your company  thank you, good luck and farewell event to highlighting in a bigger meeting is a very good idea. #9 - Check, check.

 

The rest of the items - are leadership touch points to that should be communicated as often as possible - such as the events listed above. In fact, we believe that these communication should be free flowing and  a product like Kudos is designed  to help companies do that with a big dose of #7. Show your appreciation often and say thanks to people every week.  

 

I call it leading out loud and doing it in structured ways will make people feel more connected to the company and one another. Transparency and honesty is a good thing - Your team  can handle the truth so keep them in the loop :)

 

If you ever wondered what those companies you admire so much do - that is pretty well it.  

 

Cheers,

 

T

 

 

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Best Online Collaboration & Communication Tools - 370 tools for #leaders

Best Online Collaboration & Communication Tools  - 370 tools for #leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration


Via Robin Good
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Robin Good is the ultimate collaboration guru.  He has provided us with an updated list for 2014 by category in ranking order.


Keeping up with the latest tools is vital for leaders who aim to lead both efficiently and effectively in our global environment.


Hope you find the list useful to you and your teams.  Please let us know if there are tools that  should be on the list that have helped your organizational excel.


Until next time...Live on Purpose!

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, May 21, 7:29 AM

If you want to be the best, you'll want to learn from the best. 


When @Robin Good says these are the best online collaboration tools, that's a good indicator some of these tools helped him become one of the top content curators on the Scoop.it platform.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, May 21, 7:51 AM

How cool is this? It is the most comprehensive list I've seen. Thanks to +Robin Good and +Neil Ferree for the info.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, May 23, 8:00 AM

Las mejores herramientas de colaboración en línea. Mas de 370 Herramientas organizadas y clasificadas por categorías.

 

Si estás buscando herramientas de colaboración en línea alternativas en este post las tienes disponibles para diferentes tipos de proyectos y propósitos. El directorio contiene más de 370 herramientas de colaboración organizadas en más de 25 categorías diferentes que van desde las videoconferencias a la pantalla compartida, la revisión colaborativa y muchos más.

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How to #Lead Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around

How to #Lead Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Getting rid of managers may seem like just another tech trend, but much of the skepticism around going “bossless” or flat is due to misleading terminology.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 3:39 AM

(From the article): Your company doesn’t have to get rid of managers or implement some formal system to adopt practices that will help your employees flourish. You do, however, have to build a foundation of trust and set up ways to guide and enable your employees to be collaborative, peer-managing leaders.

 

Moving towards bosslessness, as with these three approaches, is a process of figuring out a better way for great employees to thrive and develop great companies.

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RECRUITING: A Minute With John Maxwell - #Leaders

The importance of recruiting for leaders. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 10, 5:58 AM

So many times recruitment methods fall short because leaders are not equipped well enough to boost retention. When leaders recruit well they are better equipped to realize their retention measures.

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Simple Leadership

Simple Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The more complicated you try to make leadership the more complicated it will be to lead.Some people like to make leadership really really complicated. I think they do that in order to put "leaders"...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 12:07 PM

Simple leadership is all about people. When we put people i.e. teachers and students first, we find we ask questions about their "whoness" and not "whatness". It is a little Dr. Seuss-like, but people are not disposable and replaceable widgets in a mechanistic ordering. They come as historical and forming beings, not doings.

 

Simple leadership gets the complexity of putting people first.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, April 26, 4:02 AM

keep it simple is a principle I believe in. #leadership - mbinzer.com

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 26, 5:28 AM

Everyone loves simple...

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#Leaders know how to connect the dots

#Leaders know how to connect the dots | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

No doubt about it, being a leader is not easy.  Change is the constant, and we are expected to be the messenger in selling the vision. 

 

It is an important role that we play, because our employees trust us.  They will follow if we believe the vision. 

 

When communicating to people -- slow if fast.  We must sell the vision to ourselves before we communicate out to our teams. 

 

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Brick by Brick: Inside Lego - #Leadership

Brick by Brick: Inside Lego - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Lego, the company known by kids and parents alike for its colorful building bricks, is hugely successful. Over the last four years it has enjoyed double-digit growth…..but, just ten years ago, the company was losing nearly a million dollars a day.


Bloomberg traveled to the company’s headquarters in Denmark to get a glimpse into Lego’s history, its production, its fans, the Lego family billionaires and the young boss who rebuilt one of the world’s most loved toy companies.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

Excellent case study with so many gold nuggets.  I have talked about this CEO in my blogs.  I love his philosophy of holding people accountable for not helping others and not asking for help. 

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

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Here's When You Actually Should Discuss Salary In A Job #Interview

Here's When You Actually Should Discuss Salary In A Job #Interview | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
For years we’ve been told not to discuss salary in job interviews. But Monster.com career expert Mary Ellen Slayter says you can under certain circumstances. (Salary negotiations are very important, but courtship is equally important.

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How great #leaders inspire action

How great #leaders inspire action | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
(Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.)
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

I absolutely love Simon Sinek as you can see by the videos I post of him.  If you haven't watched this video about the golden circle and the power of why....please don't wait one more day!

 

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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People & #Leaders

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People & #Leaders | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?

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Your body language shapes who you are - #Leadership

Your body language shapes who you are - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 1, 11:22 PM

This is a great TED talk. I cannot really comment on the psychology or the science but the explanation resonates with my anecdotal experience. This is worthy of 20 minutes of your time to listen and watch and then some more to reflect upon the obvious possibilities but also the long term ramifications for the development of young people.

Leadership Matters's curator insight, April 9, 3:14 PM

The more you know!

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Great #Leadership: 17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach

Great #Leadership: 17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if we could teach managers how to coach? What one book, website, or other resource would you recommend to a busy yet motivated manager who wants to learn how to be a better coach?


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 4:14 AM

The following is a collection of their responses. Bookmark it, print it, and share it with others. Pick one resource that you didn’t know about and review it yourself. We can all learn something new when it comes to the art and science of coaching.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 12, 5:39 AM

great list of books on mentoring , coaching etc...

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A word of praise - #Leadership

A word of praise - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's insight:

When you are not afaid to make mistakes or to take chances, because you know without a doubt your leader and team are there to catch you -- that is an incredible feeling!

 

Do you have any stories to share?  Would love to hear from you.

 

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

 

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 9:28 AM

Several years ago, I had a conversation with a person about the lack of this in education. Her response surprised me. She told me research suggested that teachers are isolated and it is hard to encourage one another. As well, it seems to be the way those in positions of power want it. Henry Giroux suggested that schools are political and cultural sites, but I found they rarely feel that way.