Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure. The process of making these decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences and encounters with a multitude of difference circumstances, personality types and unforeseen failures. More so, the decision making process is an acute understanding of being familiar with the cause and effect of behavioral and circumstantial patterns; knowing the intelligence and interconnection points of the variables involved in these patterns allows a leader to confidently make decisions and project the probability of their desired outcomes. The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers. Having done it so many times throughout their careers, they become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions. This is why most senior executives will tell you they depend strongly upon their “gut-feel” when making difficult decisions at a moment’s notice.
Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, according to Gallup's new 142-country study on the State of the Global Workplace. Low levels of engagement hinder gains in economic productivity and life quality.
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change.
The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn?
While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.
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Learn to lead in ways that help rather than tell people to grow and align personal motivations with what your company needs. (#Leaders Curate #Talent > Gathering the right people together at the right time is curation.
Dana Theus, in "The Values Revolution", dares leaders and managers to look into why employees want to leave their jobs.
Employees are exhausted by the cut-throat, grab what you can, self-centered leadership and management actions that have dominated 20th century business and have too often characterized the path to which results were achieved.
Employees are leaving seeking workplaces that value people and outcomes grounded in purpose and meaning.
...cooperation, communication, and sharing, are leadership actions that lead to prosperity in today’s hyper connected workplaces.
.... [it is the] responsibility on the individual leader to own their response to the abysmal work environment that is suffocating our workplaces.
...[instead, change] life-sucking workplaces to discover joy, optimism and possibility at work.
When evaluating trustworthiness, we are highly influenced by surprisingly small factors -- like where we meet someone, what they wear, what their voices sound like, whether their posture mimics ours, if they mention the names of people we know or...