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Why Old Leaders Drive Young Leaders Crazy

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 21, 7:14 AM

Young leaders look down their noses at old leaders and think, “Stop being set in your ways. Fear controls you!”

John Michel's curator insight, March 21, 10:22 AM

Old leaders are so busy clinging to what they have that can’t reach for what could be. New ideas are threats not opportunities. Young leaders lose passion when old leaders say, “We’ve always done it that way. Old leaders don’t realize the devastation of destroying youthful energy.

Mike Masin's curator insight, March 21, 11:33 AM

Lead by encouraging ideas; they start discussions and you might learn something new or improve something old.


Nobody leads forever. Nurture the next generation so they're better prepared when their time comes.

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What Inspiring Leaders Do

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Inspiration is what people want. Yet, when you talk with leaders who want to be more inspiring, you often get a deer-in-the-headlights reaction. They simply do not know what to do.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:28 AM

The three leadership traits that matters most are the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.

John Michel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:06 PM

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.

Tom Hood's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:32 AM

"A leader's job is to provide hope and inspiration" - Gretchen Pisano & Tom Hood


I think this article captures these well. The three leadership traits that most mattered were 1) the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, 2) the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and 3) the ability to inspire.


And this article debunks the myth and proves "leaders can learn to be inspirational."


This is a major focus of our leadership development programs captures all three http://cpa.tc/fo ;

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The Next Generation of Business Leaders

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MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are saying. So what’s next? Learning to code and “lean startups.” Accelerators are the new b-school.

 

There’s just one problem though.

 

While creating a product and starting a company have never been easier, building and sustaining a business have never been harder. And lean is not everything. That means business education has never been more important. But first, both b-schools and companies need to learn some new tricks.


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Robin Martin's comment, May 1, 2013 12:40 PM
Wow...will we ever find the real "balance?"
Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, May 1, 2013 6:12 PM
Hmm, finding the real "balance"?? The illusive goal!
michaelpohl360's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Though I don't like statements such as one "must" and companies "have to", I believe that the overall view is correct. The world's changing, business environment is changing as well. New leadership skills are required that were not taught in public schools at all but neither at business schools yet.

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Rediscovering Leadership: Service Versus Self-Interest

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Whatever happened to leadership? Have all the great leaders gone from the world scene? Are leaders born, or do they emerge in appropriate circumstances?

 

A few years ago the London Sunday Times ran an article with the title “Whatever Happened to Real Leaders?” It read in part: “The foreign secretary was a stuffed shirt. But the prime minister was not even that: ‘he was just a hole in the air.’ The words are George Orwell’s, applied to Lord Halifax and Stanley Baldwin, in the late 1930s. What resonance they have today! . . . What the country needs is leadership, and this is true of the Western world as a whole.”

 

The article continued, “The gap between the desirable and the real has never been as great in this respect. As you open the newspapers or watch the television news, is there a single political leader in the West whose words you would expect to remember? Would you expect to learn anything from them? Do you expect them to do anything inspiring or creative, or even just the right thing? We have reached a real low point in leadership, lower than at any other time in recent history. . . . ‘I sowed dragons, and I reaped fleas,’ said Nietzsche.” It’s a powerful plea for the kind of leadership that can deliver humanity from the grip of its many problems and evils.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:35 PM

At some point each of us has the opportunity to lead. What are the principles that enable us to lead with the interests of others foremost in mind?

Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:59 AM

Whatever happened to leadership? Have all the great leaders gone from the world scene? Are leaders born, or do they emerge in appropriate circumstances?

John Michel's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:17 PM

True leadership is and always has been a selfless action. It involves taking yourself out of the picture and considering the needs of others. It is a way of thinking that takes other people into account even when your own needs are pressing.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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The End of "Results Only" at Best Buy, Theory X Returns?

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"Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly axes flexible work. the original "Results-Only Work Environment" and why it is worse news than Yahoo's remote-worker roundup."  

That is, if this Theory X style change ends up being  judged as short-sighted leadership decision.

 

Excerpts via Professor Monique Valcour's post :

 

Best Buy's flexible work program is ...the groundbreaking Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), one of the most innovative and celebrated examples of a company redesigning work to focus on results and boost performance through motivation-enhancing trust and autonomy.

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"In a turnaround transformation, you need to feel disposable as opposed to indispensable."

 

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The ROWE method has since been implemented in more than 40 companies.

 

The culture of work-life support in a company is the most powerful predictor of employee work-life balance as well as a key element in job performance, organizational commitment, and intention to remain with the company.

But top management exerts the strongest influence on culture...

 

 

CEO Joly made a very revealing comment following an investors' meeting in November.

 

"In a turnaround transformation, you need to feel disposable as opposed to indispensable." 
He is far from the only "Theory X" leader who believes that stressing employees makes them perform better. 
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Related posts by Deb:There’s No Such Thing as Leadership? Pull, Influence and “Open Space” vs. Power   Change Leaders: Why Should Anyone Trust Your Vision? John Kotter & Harvard Business Review   Control Issues in Teams: How Do You Take Charge?
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:40 PM
  • This provocative piece on ending flex work arrangements provides YIN to the YANG of change leadership watch.  We can watch to see what happens next at Best Buy on how effective this is in turning things around or, perhaps putting an end to things.  ~  D
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, March 9, 2013 11:19 PM
Indeed, Robin. Science is not on their side, CEOs Joly & Mayer.
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Trending Down for years: Yahoo Investors Need to Worry About Marissa Mayer

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"By fighting trends, like telecommuting, Ms. Mayer's focus on tactics further damages Yahoo - which desperately needs a CEO with vision to create a new strategy."


Excerpts:

 

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Yahoo has been a struggling company for several years.

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...Yahoo has lacked an effective strategy for a decade.  ..It has no technology advantage, no product advantage and no market advantage.  It is so weak in all markets that its only value has been as a second competitor that keeps the market leader from being attacked as a monopolist!

 

A series of CEOs have been unable to develop a new strategy for Yahoo to make it more like Amazon or Apple and less like – well, Yahoo. 

 

...Ms. Mayer was brought into the flailing company from Google, which is a market leader, to turn around Yahoo.  But she’s been on the job 7 months, and there still is no apparent strategy to return Yahoo to greatness.

 

Related posts by Deb:


 There’s No Such Thing as Leadership? Pull, Influence and “Open Space” vs. Power     Status Quo Shakedown Meets Right Action

   

Knowledge, Passion & Power: 3 Simple Change Principles to Release It

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:11 PM

Yahoo's spotlight in the news seems to now be a cautionary tale about how not to change. 


Mayer's success at Google seems as if it is not translating into vision and right action (first steps), even after 7 months, at Yahoo.

Leadership IS about followers and inspiration to adapt.  Yahoo seems to have chosen conventional communication (email) as well as traditional management techniques in a company that seems more and more old school in adapting to change. 


If nothing else, Yahoo, note, the medium is the message, a quote from Marshall McLuhan.

~  Deb 

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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog)

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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 8:07 AM
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Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

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The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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10 Traits of Courageous Leaders - Forbes

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To move your organization forward during times of fear and stress, it takes courage and stamina. Do you possess the ten traits of courageous leaders?

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, January 26, 2013 9:14 AM

Great article! 

 

My philosophy:  Act in Spite of Fear!

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Bullying at the workplace: Statistics on bullying

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Bullying at the workplace: Statistics on bullying - Human resources News on Violence in the Workplace

 

"...between 35 and 50 percent of workers have been bullied or otherwise abused in their workplaces at some point during their careers." Duffy told us.

 

"And for those of you in HR, you might be very interested to learn of the frequency statistics that were reported in a very recent study – 31 percent of human resources personnel had been bullied and over half of that bullied group believed it was because of their role in human resources and their associated responsibilities."

 

 

As if the personal implications weren’t enough, there is also a financial aspect to this situation.

 

"In the United States, the actual cost . . . $250 million annually in expenditures related to health care, litigation, staff turnover, and retraining from workplace bullying and mobbing." Duffy explained.

 

This figure may be low given a lot of these types of costs are not always attributed to bullying when in fact they could be.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 31, 2012 11:04 AM

It's time to take a close look at the quality of leadership in organizations!  Leadership is not a license to bully or condone it! The problem is that many of us don't know we are actually doing it!  

 

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Leading Through The Power Of Persuasion & Storytelling

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Taking part in the adventure of persuading others, sweeping them up into an idea, an unexpected action or an unproven vision, is a wonderful experience. The ability to create excitement all around you is what leadership is about.

 

Good grief -- I like some of what this article says but there is one glaring error: the confusion between persuasion and influence, particularly for leaders.

 

So what the heck is the difference between the two, why is it important, and what has it got to do with storytelling?

 

Well -- persuasion is getting someone to do something. Parents use persuasion all the time: "Finish your dinner or you won't get dessert." Or "Sit Fido and you'll get a treat!" Bosses use persuasion too: "Finish this report by X date or forget that promotion." We all use persuasion.

 

Influence however, is the power or capacity to cause an effect in indirect or intangible ways. Influence is more often 'showing' what needs to be done which then moves someone to take action -- hopefully in a desireable way.

 

There are many facets to influence including reciprocity, commitment, social proof and others (see Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by R. Cialdini, 2006).

 

Leadership at the highest levels is about influence, not persuasion. Management is about persuasion. Confusing persuasion and influence creates leadership that can feel more like manipulation than willing participation.

 

Storytelling -- IMHO -- lies squarly in the camp of influence. And leaders definitely need to master storytelling as an way to both engage and influence.

 

The list this author has created for leaders to focus on to be persuasive is mostly all about influential qualities to imbue in a leader's storytelling. Except the first one -- threats and consequences. Outlining global consequences if an organization does not change can be part of an influential conversation. Threats, not so much. That's pure persuasion.

 

Go read the rest of the list and let me know what you think!

 

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


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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes

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"Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment. There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:

 

1)      an empty mind

2)      non-reactivity

3)      permissive attention"

 

Read the article to gain insights on the three keys to mindful leadership coaching.


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Female muscle, the Changing Politics & Economy of Gender, Women in Leadership

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"Insights into Leadership & the Politics of Gender via the book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin to be published in Britain in October"

 

At the local Women's Exchange of Washtenaw Forum 2012, one of our Open Space group discussions was on the Politics of Gender.  This intriguing book brings up good points about the shifts & changes in our disruptive, social media charged, globally connected world.    

   

The photo set, including several public photos, is here:  Women, Empowerment at WXW Open Space Exchange Forum2012   ~  Deb

  

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“All the things we need to be good at to thrive in the world…are things that my female friends and competitors are better at than me.”

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Excerpted - from the Economist, Sept. 2012:

   

Women dominate university attendance around the world.

   

In South Korea more women than men pass the foreign-service exam, which has sparked the foreign ministry to implement a minimum quota for men.      In Brazil nearly a third of women earn more than their husbands, a phenomenon that has caused men to form church support-groups calling themselves “Men of Tears”.     Ms Rosin, an editor at Atlantic, whose book grew out of an article she wrote for the magazine in 2010, highlights how women today are excelling, while men founder.     As part of her research, she travelled to many corners of America, including Auburn-Opelika, Alabama, where women’s median income is 40% higher than men’s.       

The financial crisis has been especially unkind to men: three-quarters of the 7.5m American jobs lost in the recession belonged to men and were in traditionally masculine industries, such as construction, manufacturing and finance.

   

“Probably no one has had their wife move up the ladder as far as I’ve moved down,” says one man.     Another, who is annoyed that his girlfriend earns more than he does, complains, “All the things we need to be good at to thrive in the world…are things that my female friends and competitors are better at than me.”

  

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The new service-based economy rewards communication and adaptation, qualities that women are more likely to have.

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Ms Rosin highlights the deterioration of the male-in-the-workplace condition.

    

The new service-based economy rewards communication and adaptation, qualities that women are more likely to have.       Only about 3% of men have taken over raising children full-time while their wives support their families.       Instead, many men, especially young ones, have retreated into a world of video games, drinking and prolonged adolescence—a phenomenon identified in “Guyland”, a 2008 book by an American sociologist, Michael Kimmel.

 

Read the full post here.


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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

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  ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, ...

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:02 AM

(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

 

But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.

 

Are you a leader, or leader-ish?

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:47 PM

Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 10:29 AM

Now there is a word for those inbetweeners-  'Leader-ish'.  

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Get Rid of the Performance Review!

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Performance reviews supposedly enlighten subordinates about what they should be doing better. But instead, they destroy morale, kill teamwork and hurt the bottom line.

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Oh how true this is...I have my review tomorrow! Ugh.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:50 AM

How do you handle performance reviews?

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:34 PM

Very interesting read.  

george_reed's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:44 PM

I don't think I've ever had a performance review that was particularly motivating for me, whether it was glowing or not.

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Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training

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We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me. My training is never complete.”- Navy SEAL Creed

 

Becoming a Navy SEAL involves a year of the most intensive physical and mental training the U.S. military has to offer. But once you make it through, and join the ranks of the “elite,” you realize you are just another new guy in an already well-established organization. And it only gets tougher from there. The training never ends, and every single mission is rehearsed.

 

It's no different in business. Leaders usually know that their people need training and development. The smartest leaders understand that the same applies to them--and that the need is ongoing.


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Saurabh Anand's curator insight, March 24, 2013 12:02 PM

Learning never stops!

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Tyranny of the Queen Bee

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"Is something is amiss in the professional sisterhood?"

The term "queen bee syndrome" was coined in the 1970s, following a study led by researchers at the University of Michigan...who examined promotion rates and the impact of the women's movement on the workplace.

 

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...the patriarchal culture of work encouraged the few women who rose to the top to become obsessed with maintaining their authority.

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...They found that women who achieved success in male-dominated environments were at times likely to oppose the rise of other women.

 

 

Four decades later, the syndrome still thrives... The very women who have complained for decades about unequal treatment now perpetuate many of the same problems by turning on their own.

 

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...female bullies directed their hostilities toward other women 80% of the time—up 9% since 2007.

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In 2010, the Workplace Bullying Institute, a national education and advocacy group, reported that female bullies directed their hostilities toward other women 80% of the time—up 9% since 2007.

 

Male bullies, by contrast, were generally equal-opportunity tormentors.




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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 16, 2013 4:56 AM

There was syncronicity here:  that the term "Queen Bee" originated at my alma mater, University of Michigan, where I ALSO experienced the term in use, as a young-un in my 20s in my first professional position.


It's the stories and commentary here that move this post to Change Leader Watch.


In the comments Susan Nierenberg writes:  “Leaders Pay It Forward,” debunks the Queen Bee myth. The findings show that women do indeed help other women get ahead.   In fact, the study found that women leaders are more likely to develop new female talent than men are!


65% percent of women who received career development support are now developing new talent, compared to 56% percent of men—and 73% of the women developing new talent are developing other women, compared to 30 percent of men!   


I still see the syndrome and bullying as a problem today from other sources.   However, Susan's references are worth a look.


~  Deb 

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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Is No Fool

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"Like any good leader, she knows who creates real value, and how, in her company." She's seen and is acting on the performance results.

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...she was predisposed to consider physical (co)presence as essential to digital innovation success...

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Blog author Michael Schrage says,

 

"Mayer's Google background (and impact) suggested that she was predisposed to consider physical (co)presence as essential to digital innovation success as computational/design brilliance.

 

…the Googleplex for its employees wasn't health food benevolence, it was to keep people on campus working together."


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:27 PM

This is an opposing view to the last ScoopIt post.    Seven (7) months is still a short term view in light of this HBR blogger's view that Ms. Mayer is on the right track.


Previous culture can also be a blind spot.  One culture's success does not always paste onto another's key needs.

Change colleague Liz Guthridge, who specializes in change communication, suggests that leaders Avoid “taser” asks to get others to act, referencing Mayer's style of communicating the change.  I tend to agree with Liz.  Yet, there are bigger issues than communication mistakes.    


Time will tell.  ~ Deb

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Defeating the Fear Monster! Part 1

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During the interview, I asked Jim, “Why is it so hard for employees to feel safe?”

 

 

He quickly answered, “Change.”


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:53 PM

 

 

The fear of not having it all figured out is a fear many managers experience.  

 

Do you experience this fear?  

 

How about the others types of fears?  

 

Fears like:

 

~acceptance

~stupidity

~payback

 

Checkout the article.  Interested in your comments:

 

http://linked2leadership.com/2013/02/20/defeating-the-fear-monster-part-1/

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High Quality Connections, Short, Deeply Fortifying, Dr. Jane Dutton Video

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"People are more instantaneously alive in healthy in High Quality Connections."


Listen here (brief 4 min. video) as Professor Jane Dutton unlocks the importance of high quality connections and four ways how to make them.  


It is NOT the same as developing positive relationships.


Dr. Dutton is a co-founder of the Univ. of Michigan's Ross Business Schools growing domain of expertise called Positive Organizational Scholarship www.bus.umich.edu/Positive. ;

Her past research has explored processes of organizational adaptation, focusing on how strategic issues are interpreted and managed in organizations, as well as issues of organizational identity and change.

 

Imagine the impact on a culture if this became a people investment value.


Photo credit:  http://www.erb.umich.edu/


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 8, 2013 1:43 PM

Moving attention from negative deviance to positive deviance (as there is MUCH research on failure and what doesn't work) is what brings this resource to a change leadership watch listing instead of change management resources.

From the first time that I've met Jane Dutton, I've been struck by her openness and deep focus on the scholarship of high quality connections and the impacts they have within organizations.  

A chapter on the subject is here:  High Quality Connections

Let me know what you think.  ~  Deb 

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Five Big Discoveries About Leadership

Five Big Discoveries About Leadership | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

...4. Turns out leadership really is personal

Bosses are typically viewed as arrogant individuals who drive people using objectives and metrics. One study found that 60% of employees are miserable – not because of low pay, poor workplace benefits, or insufficient vacation days – but because they don’t feel connected at work.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:33 PM

for some reason, the link takes us to the last page of the report.  Its worthwhile to click on the #1 and read the whole report.

 

I totally agree with David Hain on his commentary, great to see the research!

Eric Van Camp's curator insight, January 24, 2013 3:16 PM

really liked "the office"

Richard Hart's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:13 AM

Research such as this breathes new life into the leadership truisms we all know, but sometimes fail to attend to in the midst of our busy lives

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Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown

Ready for a vulnerability hangover? Five ideas from Brené Brown | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

Brené’s big idea is that vulnerability is good for you, or as she puts it, ‘vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage’.

 

We live in a culture where making yourself vulnerable – exposing your fears and uncertainties, taking emotional risks – is considered a form of weakness, and something most of us want to run away from.

 

But Brené’s research reveals the hugely positive outcomes that emerge from stepping into the arena of vulnerability. It is precisely when we expose ourselves – perhaps in a relationship or at work – that ‘we have experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives’.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:44 AM

A brilliant friend of mine once explained to me, "trusting others is difficult because it makes us vulnerable".  This is a fantastic article about why being vulnerable is good, plus so much more.

David Hain's curator insight, January 18, 2013 11:31 AM

Vulnerability is my leadership word of the week, and such a valuable test of authenticity.  Having spent years disguising it, I wish I knew then what I know now...

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Leadership Lessons from Yoga: The Benefits of Staying in the Room

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Here are some of the benefits of staying in the room:

 

There are a lot of reasons that aficionados call yoga a practice. One of the biggest is that it can be practice for the rest of your life. Staying in the room is an example of that. Whether it’s a 96 degree yoga classroom, a conference room where you’re hashing it out or a job that just got a lot harder, your life as a leader will regularly present choice points on whether or not you stay in the room.

 

Here are some of the benefits of staying in the room:


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To Be a Leader, You Must First Become a Human Being: Art of Hosting / Peter Senge

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RT @stratleade: "To Be a Leader, You Must First Become a Human Being" - Peter Senge joins BTH Art of Hosting session http://t.co/Mh6n2DJL...

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Adapting to Change, Leader Lessons From Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn - Forbes

Adapting to Change, Leader Lessons From Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn - Forbes | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

Jeff’s leadership style keeps the company focused on growing at the rate of two new members every second  while reducing the business mantra to just two words: “Next Play.”


Leadership lessons lists abound on-line.  Jeff's list of 10 lessons, however, is tied to a large, successful virtual platform company with real staying power, connected to jobs and career growth - LinkedIn.  


He's obviously trending in the right direction as his inspires his "Next Plays" among his staff.  ~  Deb


Excerpts:


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Today, 16 months after the LinkedIn IPO, employees continue to talk about their Next Play and stay focused on delivering results.

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Weiner described how powerful the phrase, "Next Play" has been for the company.

 

On the day LinkedIn became a public company, employees received a black T shirt with the company’s name and stock ticker written across the front and Next Play emblazoned on the back of the shirt. Even today 16 months after the LinkedIn IPO, employees continue to talk about their Next Play and stay focused on delivering results.
1) Define leadership : At LinkedIn, Leadership is the ability to inspire others and achieve shared results. ...to create economic opportunity for the 3.3 billion people in the global workplace by matching skills with job opportunities.
3) Prioritize your business goals: ...if we could only do one thing, what would it be? This is a lesson Weiner learned from Steve Jobs and practices every day. 

6) Customers first: ... anytime the LinkedIn product team considers new enhancements the first question revolves around: Is this putting our members first, or is this putting the company first? “If it benefits members, it will ultimately benefit the company.


7) Remember To laugh: ...Weiner says he values his team members’ sense of humor and sometimes, on a tough day, that can trump their talent and expertise!


Read the full post here.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, September 19, 2012 11:42 PM
Thanks Lynn!
Manish Puranik's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:25 AM

Few more lessons on Leadership...!