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Leading Means Leading Change

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“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change,” according to Tony Robbins’ mentor, Jim Rohn.

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7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders

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I’ve been assembling the list of “7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders” (TCLs) over the past several years, and I’ve come to discover that these folks are just — ...

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Disruption and Successful Leadership

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Have you ever considered the frequency of disruption? Have you ever thought about the term ‘creative disruption’ as a synonym for ‘creative destruction’? (Creative destruction is most readily identified with Austrian-American economist Joseph Schumpeter and describes the way in which capitalist economic development arises out of the destruction of some prior economic order.) And have you ever wondered what type of manager is most successful during periods of disruption?

 

The American Management Association just published “Leadership Competencies for Disruptive Innovation.” I thought you would benefit knowing the essential points from this excellent article by Soren Kaplan.


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Robin Martin's comment, August 12, 2012 10:54 AM
Absolutely true...! Will definitely remember the "leapfrog mindset"...and use it daily.
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Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure?

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Robin Martin's comment, August 12, 2012 11:28 AM
Awesome take on today's society...worth the watch.
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Stretched not Crushed

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Every time things start going wrong we look to the leader for solutions. Beware! The pressure to provide solutions crushes leaders. When solutions come from the top, organizations crumble from the bottom


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Leaders: Trust Can Change Everything

Leaders: Trust Can Change Everything | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

Building trust is one of the most critical challenges facing our society today. It is what we as leaders should all be about. We are in a crisis of trust.

 

It affects us on all levels; societal, institutional, organizational, relational, and personal. And It has a perpetuating effect.

Research shows:

 

-Only 51% of employees have trust and confidence in senior management

 

-Only 36% of employees believe their leaders act with honesty and integrity

 

-Over the past 12 months, 76% of employees have observed illegal or unethical conduct on the job. If exposed, these actions would seriously violate the public trust.


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Leaders: 6 Magic Moments Employees Want with The Boss

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There are a multitude of things on your list and it looks like most, spend time with team members is likely not recorded. The team members you have the privilege of leading are craving time with ...


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Employers want "Emotional Intelligence"

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Emotional Intelligence is a term heard often these days. Books on leadership discuss it, personality assessments address it, and occasionally employers will mention it when they are evaluating potential new hires or promotions.


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5 Ways Leaders Must Get their Hands Dirty in 2012 - Forbes

5 Ways Leaders Must Get their Hands Dirty in 2012 - Forbes | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

"The future of American enterprise is heavily dependent upon the mindset, motivation and desire of its leaders. Whether you are a front line manager, director, executive or in the c-suite – 2012 is a defining year ........"

C Seidl: This applies to business leaders and politicians all around the world


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Leadership Tip: How to Move from Ideas to Action - Forbes

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How can leaders win buy-in, generate urgency and engage their people to successfully implement a new course? Randy Ottinger, my Kotter International colleague, explains in this week’s video lecture.

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How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types - Forbes

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Great leaders think strategically. They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities.

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How Do You Change An Organizational Culture?

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The most fruitful success strategies make full use of leadership tools, including a vision or story of the future and lessen use of  power tools of coercion and fear.

 

The constructs of interlocking systems of tools in three groups is a useful diagnostic as well as a change planning model.

 

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Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges. That’s because an organization’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions.

The elements fit together as an mutually reinforcing system and combine to prevent any attempt to change it. Single-fix changes such teams, Lean, or Agile / Scrum, or knowledge management or some new process may appear to make progress, but eventually the interlocking elements of organizational culture take over. The existing organizational culture returns.


…the most fruitful success strategy is to begin with leadership tools, including a vision or story of the future, cement the change in place with management tools, such as role definitions, measurement and control systems, and use the pure power tools of coercion and punishments as a last resort, when all else fails.

 


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Turnover and Transformational Leadership

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Transformational leadership, a term coined by James MacGregor Burns (1978), sets leadership apart from management.  Leadership differentiates an organization as …Continue reading » (Turnover and Transformational Leadership

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Clarity of Vision — transformationalstrategist.com — Readability

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Wonderful post: Clarity of Vision: I'm Looking Forward to Reading More of Your Tweets!


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31 Telltale Signs You Are A Horrible Boss - Boiled Down to 3 - Forbes

31 Telltale Signs You Are A Horrible Boss - Boiled Down to 3 - Forbes | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it
If your boss acts like this, get another job. And if someone like this works for you, fire them. Period.
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5 Effective & Genuine Techniques to Motivate Employees

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Reward your staffers in ways they'll find meaningful, and you'll convey that keeping them motivated is important to you.

 

As a business owner, it's my job to make my business grow. There has never been a doubt in my mind that most of that growth comes not from mysterious market forces, but rather from my most precious internal resource: my employees. To that end, I've always tried to make sure my employees are treated well with paid health benefits, three weeks' vacation from year one, a matching 401(k) plan, and even homemade (by me!) birthday treats.

 

All of these things help build a great team. But to really keep the team intact--and working together to grow the business--I've learned and tried to master these five effective and genuine techniques:


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A Submarine Captain On The Power Of Leadership Language

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You think your office is a pressure cooker? Try commanding a nuclear-powered warship.

 

The key to your team becoming more proactive rests in the language subordinates and superiors use.

 

Here is a short list of "disempowered phrases" that passive followers use:

 

Request permission to . . .

I would like to . . .

What should I do about . . .

Do you think we should . . .

Could we . . .

 

Here is a short list of "empowered phrases" that active doers use:

 

I intend to . . .

I plan on . . .

I will . . .

We will . . .


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Dale R. Wilson's comment, July 29, 2012 7:10 PM
I'll let David Marquet know that you've featured the article about him on your Scoop.it! page.
Dale R. Wilson's comment, July 29, 2012 9:27 PM
I am glad to see you feature the article, "A Submarine Captain On The Power Of Leadership Language," about Captain David Marquet and his book, "Turn The Ship Around!" David Marquet is a remarkable person.

David's book reveals a solid, well-proven leadership approach which comes down to empowering people; giving people real responsibility and real authority; inspiring the empowerment of engaged people and leadership at all levels. On the USS Santa Fe, David's leadership structure established mechanisms that created a favorable environment in which the crew were released to grow their knowledge and skills, ultimately gaining the autonomy over their tasks and resources to become leaders. At the same time, David's approach challenged the paradigm of the hierarchical organization by revealing the process to tear down pyramids, create a flat organization, and to develop leaders, not followers.

David's accomplishments onboard the USS Santa Fe are impressive, and his book is a must read.
Gary Morrison's comment, July 30, 2012 4:44 AM
Pleasure Dale, was an officer in the Navy (South African) myself for many years so the article really resonated.
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Is Your Leadership Showing?

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You're the CEO of your company. But do you look and act like a leader? Here are five ways to get started.

 

Most members of a team know when they’re doing their work well. They often have a particular area of expertise, and they have deadlines and deliverables.

 

For leaders, it’s a bit different. How do you show that you’re leading? Here are five competencies that good leaders demonstrate. They are related to one another, and each is framed with a question to help you think about opportunities to display leadership.

 

1. Visibility

We know that leaders need to be seen by followers--from formal presentations and announcements, to a crisis, to simple “managing by walking around.” The less-obvious occasions, however, are easily overlooked. They can be lost opportunities, or powerful expressions of leadership....

 

 


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Understanding Someone's Inner Logic

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We've all been there. The subordinate we're talking to, the boss we're reporting to, the supplier we're dealing with is being plain unreasonable. They somehow don't "get it" and refuse to even consider what seem to us to be perfectly reasonable requests or complaints. We end up hugely frustrated, get a bit tetchy, and then they take offense. Pretty quickly the dynamic deteriorates and we lose a valued employee, upset an important manager, or maybe lose a deal.

 

Sometimes those outcomes can't be avoided. But usually people react reasonably to reasonable requests, so if the person you're dealing with seems to be unreasonable, maybe the problem is not that they're stupid or strange or ignorant or too good to be true but that you don't have the whole picture. You haven't got what I have called the "inner logic", that's driving their behavior...

 


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SMART Goals You Can TRUST

From Charney Coaching & Consulting (www.charneycc.com) This presentation reviews the powerful technique of setting SMART goals, then adds an entirely new perspective by suggesting a set of TRUST principles by which you will know if your goals are truly supporting your employees and teams.


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Cautionary Change Leader Tales: Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives | Forbes

Cautionary Change Leader Tales:  Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives | Forbes | If you lead them, they will follow! | Scoop.it

Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published “Why Smart Executives Fail” 8 years ago.

 

 

In it, he shared some of his research on what over 50 former high-flying companies – like Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Rubbermaid, and Schwinn – did to become complete failures. It turns out that the senior executives at the companies all had 7 Habits in common. Finkelstein calls them the Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives.

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They are also cautionary tales for currently unbeatable firms like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Amazon.com (AMZN).

 

Consider the change implications and hubris of these traits:

 

Habit # 1: They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment    

 

Habit #2: They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporation’s interests

 

Habit #3: They think they have all the answers

 

Habit #4: They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isn’t completely behind them

 

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Thing 11: Mentoring

Following on from Thing 10, where I mentioned mentoring for the CILIP CHartership scheme briefly… but first a little about more informal mentoring. Two early mentors were one of my first boss...

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Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation | The Transformational Leadership Strategist

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Transformational Leadership is a system as well as a skill. Building leaders on teams and being able to delegate are the keys to effective time management.

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“Double Down” Women, Leaders & Careers, Kudos and Ire » You Can't Have it All?

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"The executive work/life dilemma for women and men includes Steve Jobs' contributions while seriously ill - a provocative thought piece by the Glass Hammer."

 

Change leaders are culture leaders. The American leader work ethic for women and men is featured here, in controversy about growing leaders, both women and men. It's a long term, evolving change & leadership issue with shifting impact for both genders. ~ Deb

 

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There’s increasing polarization on the subject of how to handle work-life’s ever-escalating challenges for women.

   

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“Work-life balance is not some nice idea that isn’t achievable or important. It is important to all of us for sustainable mental and physical health & well-being. The key word is sustainable.”

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The friction is visible in the varied media responses to news that incoming Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be the first female CEO to take the top spot while pregnant, and to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial cover story for The Atlantic, Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.

 

Part of the dilemma revolves around a concept coined by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO: “leaning in” versus “leaning back.”

Sandberg describes how failing to “lean in” inadvertently leads many women to leave the workforce:

“Women almost never make one decision to leave the workforce,” said Sandberg. ...Maybe it’s the last year of med school when they say, I’ll take a slightly less interesting specialty because I’m going to want more balance one day. Maybe it’s the fifth year in a law firm when they say, I’m not even sure I should go for partner, because I know I’m going to want kids eventually. ...And from that moment, they start quietly leaning back. The problem is, often they don’t even realize it.”     “During the last years of his life, [Steve Jobs] created the iPhone, the iPad, he was moving into television.  ...He was very sick...in the last years of life when he didn’t have time.”

  

“Work-life balance is not some nice idea that isn’t achievable or important. It is important to all of us for sustainable mental and physical health and well-being. The key word is sustainable, ” says Teri Johnson.  

 

She suggests the analogy a long distance runner versus a relay racer.

 

“Any of us can push hard in a relay, but the distance runner knows to pace herself, to make rest days as important as training days and to take excellent care of herself to avoid injury. She saves the real push for the race, when it is important.”

   

Read the full post here.

 

Photo credit:  JD Hancock


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What Does it Mean to Live in An Interconnected Society?

Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, talks about today's interconnected society at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Information 2012 event in San Francisco. I wanted to bring this to your attention because what she is speaking about concerns all of us

 

What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?

 

Her film "Connected" is a must see! It's thought provoking and captures the essence of the experience, the anxiety, overwhelm, mystery, commonality, rapture, looks at the potential and wonder of what innovation, knowledge, discovery lies ahead. 

 

Tiffany Shlain:

 

"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"

 

See video here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTnUKpDGWs]


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 9:38 AM
Thanks for sharing this. I took an online course from Howard Rheingold, who is in this film a few times.
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Thank you for the rescoops. I really like this quote:
"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

Best of luck on your scoop.it site. I like what I see here.
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 2, 2012 7:53 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really hope that this video project is successful for her organization.
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