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Self-leadership: How good are you in leading yourself?

Self-leadership: How good are you in leading yourself? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
When most people think of leaders, they think of famous people like Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or (when talking about toxic leaders), Adolf Hitler. But why not think about ourselves in term of a leader?

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:04 PM

The founding father of self-leadership, Charles Manz, defines self-leadership as “leading oneself toward performance of naturally motivating tasks as well as managing oneself to do work that must be done but is not naturally motivating”

Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 20, 2014 12:58 PM

The adage "Leader know thyself" is powerful. By far the most difficult and most rewarding path is developing a deeper understanding of the self. This is the journey into the deep dark forest, of meeting and slaying one's dragon...representing realization and the new conceptions of self that one brings to life in the leadership of others. If one wishes to lead, one must be true to one's self, to one's style, to the uniqueness of one's life experience,  and shape it as it is. This is where the treasure is. You are it. 

Noel Bernabed Cruz Hernandez's curator insight, February 3, 2016 1:15 AM

añada su visión ...

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Leadership Tips From An Acting Coach - Forbes

Leadership Tips From An Acting Coach - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Forbes Leadership Tips From An Acting Coach Forbes You have probably never heard of it, but one of the best leadership books I've read recently is “Acting: Face to Face” by John Sudol.


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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:56 PM
Very interesting read indeed!
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Paul C. Brunson: 20 Habits for Success I Learned Working for Two Billionaires

Paul C. Brunson: 20 Habits for Success I Learned Working for Two Billionaires | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

I have spent decades "being educated" -- in college, graduate school, numerous professional certifications, and now a Ph.D. program.


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What an outstanding article!!! 

 

It is funny that I just talked about this last week with a leadership group.  The most successful individiuals who I have met in my travels invest in themselves, are curious vs. know it alls, and don't try to be experts at everything.

 

Thank you for sharing this article!  Are there other lessons that you believe are missing from the list?  Would love to hear from you so that we could all learn from eachother.

 

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

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Zahid Yakoob's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:22 PM

Don't Go At It Alone

Nothing great in life is achieved alone. Especially in business, success isn't a solo act. This character trait is akin to "surrounding yourself with better people." It takes teamwork to make the dream work.

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New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee Recognition

New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee Recognition | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Bersin has completed a comprehensive research project on employee recognition (saying "thank you") and the results are really astounding: organizations that give regular thanks to their employees far out perform those that don't.

 

What their research found was that tenure-based rewards systems have virtually no impact on organizational performance. It turns out that many of these tenure-based rewards programs are really legacy programs from the turn of the century when labor unions forced management to give employees “service awards” and hourly raises for tenure. Most large companies still have these programs today, yet only 58% of employees even know such programs exist. So for the most part they aren’t creating much value.

 

On other hand, our research did find that modern, re-engineered recognition programs can have a huge impact on business performance.


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Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 6, 2014 10:06 AM

Believe me or not... 

 

Yesterday I've finallized a manual designed to support my view on the future of organizational development for the social economy entities, to which i've given the name of 'Engagement Management', where I've assembled these four tools as the most important any organization should embrace:

 

1. Strategy (to control or to develop?)

2. The importance of Employee RECOGNITION

3. Team development meetings using the principle of fostering participation and creativity

4. Self-assessment as the best way to allow indivividual, thus groupal, growth

Did it also sound to you as if today's scoop.it articles I've received were not by chance these particular ones I'm now sharing? 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 8, 2014 6:37 AM

Good advice all throughout;

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:53 PM

Something as simple as Thank you drives employee productivity. I've yet to come across an employee who asked his boss to stop giving recognition because it was too much...

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8 Tips For Collaborative #Leadership

8 Tips For Collaborative #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Today’s corporation exists in an increasingly complex and ever-shifting ocean of change. As a result, leaders need to rely more than ever on the intelligence and resourcefulness of their staff. Here are eight tips for collaborative leadership.
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Interesting research!   When an organization has a leader who has outstanding knowledge in an organization; however is unapproachable, and you have an approachable leader who has some of the information...peope will tend to go to the "nice" guy and squeeze them of everything they have instead of going to the not to nice guy.

 

Read on, I would love to hear what you think about the results.

 

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The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

What does scientific research say are the proven methods for being the best at anything? Here's what studies show time and time again.


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Chris Shern's curator insight, December 26, 2013 12:12 PM

It is great to have genetics on your side but it is not the only route. Hard work and grit is always an essential ingredient.

Don Cloud's curator insight, February 22, 2014 2:39 PM

Interesting insights combining several ideas ... and sound advice on how to push oneself to grow.

 

From a leadership perspective, it would be interesting to study how these ideas overlay on organizations (vice individuals) ... e.g. how similar principals as applied to groups/teams/organizations contribute to sustained, high performance, learning organizations?

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Five Insights To Improve Your Life From A Top Executive Coach - Forbes

Five Insights To Improve Your Life From A Top Executive Coach - Forbes | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it


How do you become a better leader? How can you enjoy more work-life balance? How can you advance up the ranks faster?


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Identifying your authentic leadership brand is one of the most powerful processes a leadership can do.  When you know who you are (their best version of you), you can use your brand as your internal compass to keep always keep you on course. 

 

The article discusses four other helpful insights...hope you enjoy!

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

 

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David Hain's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:41 AM

Good advice on #leadership here.

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How am I doing? Leadership Feedback questions to find out!

How am I doing? Leadership Feedback questions to find out! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Don Cloud's curator insight, February 10, 2014 8:42 PM

Practical questions for leaders to garner useful feedback ... great for one-on-one or for surveying the organizational climate.

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17th Annual Global CEO Survey

17th Annual Global CEO Survey | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Find out what's on the mind of over 1,300 global CEOs. Valuable insights from PWC's 17th Annual Global CEO Survey: Fit for the future. 


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Comfort Zone Mode - #Leadership

Comfort Zone Mode - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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It is nice to feel cozy and safe when you work in the comfort zone; however, leaders were built to learn, grow, and explore unchartered waters. 

 

I am curious to know what are some of your best practices for determining if you are working too long in your comfort zone?  Would love to hear from you!

 

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Want to Be Truly Productive? #Leaders End Each Day Like This

Want to Be Truly Productive? #Leaders End Each Day Like This | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow.

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Although I do not set out my clothes for the next day, unless I am traveling (doesn't work for me)...all of the noted tips are excellent suggestions!

 

Reviewing the day and shifting the pending tasks forward has helped me to structure my day.  Each day I review the pending tasks, read my emails from the evening, list today's tasks realistically, place a value and order, and then I start my day.

 

What tips do you have that help you remain prodctive and focused?

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:53 AM

 If you finish your day stressed and worried with lots of loose ends, it will impact your time at home as well as your sleep.  String a few of these unhappy endings together and you'll watch your productivity plummet like a rock.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:34 PM

Re-balance and give you time to look (even celebrate sometimes) at what you achieved during the day. 

Angie Mc's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:18 PM

8 steps that are thorough and doable.

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12 Questions to Gauge Employee Engagement - Inc.com

12 Questions to Gauge Employee Engagement - Inc.com | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

“ 12 Questions to Gauge Employee Engagement Inc.com “Employee engagement” is, admittedly, a catchall term, not to mention an endlessly marketable consulting concept. So if you're skeptical, we understand.”


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Excellent questions that every leader should ask their employees!

 

Some of the questions focus on ensuring that employees have basic needs met:  such as knowing what is expected of them and having the equipment and tools to do their jobs.  

 

However, the other questions are aligned with the 5 human truths that make sure that employees: 

 - Feel important/valued/special

-  Feel heard and understood

- Feel like they belong

- Feel empowered and have control to make decisions

- Feel like they are growing and are progressing towards reaching their potential

 

What questions do you belive should be asked?

 

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:04 PM

12 simply questions to not only guage the engagement of your folks, but the climate of your organization.

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The 10 Commandments of Interpreting Body Language | Empower the Leader in You

The 10 Commandments of Interpreting Body Language | Empower the Leader in You | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Body language plays an important role in leadership success. Many leaders only focus on verbal skills and not the messages they send through their body.
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Great tips in this article for understanding the power of body language.  I particularly agree with the statement that most leaders don't realize that there are two conversations going on at one time with others...their words & body language.

 

The key is for both conversations to become one.

 

Please share with us your tips for interpreting body language, would love to hear from you.

 

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15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent

15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:25 PM

Are you a transformational Change Agent?  Clarifying post

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 13, 2014 11:29 AM

Transforming leadership and other leading which is related i.e. adaptive and servant are so complex they cannot be turned into 7 habits, 3 feature, and 15 qualities. What happens is they turn into easy talking points which fill the air and resolve nothing. That is why 70% of change efforts (fixed and linear plans are counter to real change) fail. We think we can create formula and recipes for change when it requires being present in the planning and change process in a dialogic manner.

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Video storytelling: conflict is a must have in biz stories

Video storytelling: conflict is a must have in biz stories | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Why do so many videos made by companies fall flat? In many cases, it's because they lack the essential component of storytelling - conflict.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:00 AM

Always remember the storytelling elements, no matter who you are working with.

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, February 26, 2014 12:39 AM

This article made so much sense to me that I had to sit down and listen to the podcast right away.  Here's some comments that stood out for me:

  • Brands are struggling.  What's missing is conflict.

  • Need to inject conflict without damaging the brand.

  • Too many provide a false picture – everything is wonderful.

  • Have to (provide and) overcome the conflict or the listener won’t like it.

  • Conflict – get as close as possible to death.

  • Conflict – best kind of universal truth.


How to find your org/brands conflict?  Need to take a softer look at the notion of conflict (the term conflict brings up certain imagery, feelings).  Conflict is simply something to overcome.  Ask yourself - do we want to be a company who wants to overcome things?


There's also a great made-up example (Donut Corp) provided of how an organization could find it's conflict.

Lauren Scime's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:57 AM

Brilliant article really nails it!

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How Successful People Stay Calm - #Leadership

How Successful People Stay Calm - #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.



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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 10, 2014 7:37 PM

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

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21st-century leadership learnings from 2,500 years ago | SmartBlogs

21st-century leadership learnings from 2,500 years ago | SmartBlogs | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Diversity is finally getting beyond discussions of race and gender to include experiences, talents, and ways of thinking. I’d like to add another type of d

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Josie Gibson's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:28 PM

@dscofield via @GuyKawasaki 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 15, 2014 1:28 PM

There are some qualities of servant-leadership here.

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Do you believe in your team? #Leadership

Do you believe in your team? #Leadership | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Zig Ziglar said, “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.”

 

This quote struck a cord in me today.  So many years ago a leader saw something in me that I had not seen in myself.  That person believed in me until I believed in me.

 

I am sure each of us has stories of people who changed the course of our lives...the person or combination of people who believed in us, showed us the way, and gave us their time, knowledge, and care to help us get to where we want to be.

 

Are you making the difference with your team?  Do you believe and see their potential?

 

Thank you to all those leaders who give so much of themselves to their teams...I am so grateful!!!

 

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Lessons We Can All Learn From Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh

Lessons We Can All Learn From Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
At just 39, millionaire entrepreneur Tony Hsieh is world famous for creating a business that is both extremely profitable and fun to work for
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I love this article on Tony Hsieh!

 

Unless .....

You have been fortunate enough  to work for such a special company where you are surrounded by people who care more than they have to, work more than they need to, and believe in what they are doing.  The kind of company where you laugh together, cry together, challenge eachother to learn, grow, and be better every day.  The family-like environment where you know you make a difference, where you are trusted to make decisions, your ideas are heard, and  you feel like you belong. 

 

If you have worked in a special environment like this you will know that failure is never an option.  With a team of top talent going in the same direction, who have your back no matter what -- success is the only option.  It is so incredible!!!

 

I wish that everyone has that opportunity to work with a CEO like Tony Hsieh...I am fortuante to have worked with CEOs like him who believed in their people and company culture like Mr. Hsieh, and it makes all the difference in the world.

 

Have you worked for a company like this?  If so, please let us know.  Would love to hear from you!

 

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Colby Stream's comment, February 11, 2014 9:23 PM
Great article. The thing that strikes me is the potential to replicate. What if a society of people just entering the workforce (during the last five years and into the next five years) believed and acted out culture the way Zappos does? Business as we know it would change forever.
Colby Stream's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:24 PM

What if a society of people just entering the workforce (during the last five years and into the next five years) believed and acted out culture the way Zappos does?

Cruise Line Class's comment, February 14, 2014 10:23 AM
Colby, excellent question! Success leaves clues if companies only followed the formula. The problem is that shareholders want their ROI today. You have to have the right soil, the right seeds, and the right food to grow those seeds to cultivate sustainable success.
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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014 | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness. That concept is illustrated in the article I coauthored for Harvard Business Review, called [...]
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Excellent article!

 

I particularly agree with the importance of being a role model.  It takes discipline, self awareness, and self management to walk the walk.

 

Building leadership bench strength seems to be an area of opportunity for many leaders and organizations.

 

What are your thoughts?  Would love to hear from you.

 

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What's the Hardest Part of Success? Learning How to Enjoy It!

What's the Hardest Part of Success? Learning How to Enjoy It! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Impostor syndrome is the overwhelming sense that you're a fraud. Luckily, changing those habits is entirely possible, and not as hard as it seems!
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Unleash Your Employees' Super Powers

Unleash Your Employees' Super Powers | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Make a list of five of your good employees. Not the stars, and not the laggards, but people who come in everyday, do a good job, and go home. (This applies to telecommuting roles too btw) Now take a look at that list, and take a minute to think about each of those five people. [...]
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If you want to tap into greatness…seek out the backbones of the department who are on your team.  They are the employees who arrive to work on time, do their jobs with pride, and are proud at the expertise and knowledge they have built in their trade.  So many times they don’t get the attention, because they are content in their roles and might not be hungry to move up the corporate ladder.

 

Please take a moment to read this article, and try out some of the suggestions.  Would love to hear how it goes.

 

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Magnify your team's strengths!

Magnify your team's strengths! | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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When you invest into your team's natural talents, and allow them to spend time doing what they do best...it is like flipping the power/passion switch in at the same time.

 

Try it...it works:)

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#Leaders - How to Retain Your Intrapreneurs

#Leaders - How to Retain Your Intrapreneurs | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Staying creative is as simple as avoiding bureaucracy and letting innovators do what they do best.
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Intrapreneurs seek work environments that will allow them to create, innovate, and make a difference -- without the red tape.  Having an organization that cultivates an intrapreneur way of thinking is important if your company seeks to be innovative!

 

This article provides 4 tips on how to retain your intrapreneurs.

 

 

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What Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Taught Me About Communication And Success

What Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Taught Me About Communication And Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Inspiring leaders tap into their core principles to reveal their true passion.
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 I absolutely love this quote from this article:

 

"You cannot inspire unless you’re inspired yourself. "

 

Howard Schultz is such an amazing role model for us all.  He is passionate about building a culture and company that treats people with respect.  He focuses on people as the most important ingredient in Starbuck's competitive advantage.

 

Please take a moment to read this article, and share your thoughts.

 

PS - Live on Purpose!

 

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:20 PM

The interesting thing about passion is that etymologically it is about suffering. Passion is the personal suffering we in loving a Job and compassion is the collective as we share our personal passion.