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Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go

Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
© Qrius4ever | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos You employ systems and strategies for starting, maintaining, and moving forward. Adopt systems for stopping, as well. People who can&#...

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Nine Great Questions on what to abandon.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:58 AM

(Great Drucker quote): “Planned, purposeful abandonment of the old
and of the unrewarding is a prerequisite to successful pursuit of the new and highly promising.” - Peter Drucker

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Stories Are Data With a Soul

Stories Are Data With a Soul | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

"It is a magnificent quote from this talk on vulnerability with Brené Brown, a student of human connection.

We connect with stories because they are about people and are rich with emotional data. Some necessary ingredients are the ability to empathize and the courage to be authentic."


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Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing.
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The benefits of Appreciative Inquiry--a core storytelling process

The benefits of Appreciative Inquiry--a core storytelling process | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

Have you ever heard the phrase: People join organizations, but leave managers. What would your employees say about you?


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Kevin Watson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 AM

Great article!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments Anjela, Vilma, and kjcoach! I think AI has many benefits to bring to all of us.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, May 7, 1:35 AM

Appreciative Inquiry is a model that can help organizations come together in a spirit of trust AND happiness! It seeks to create a better reality by everyone working together and realizing their full potential. When employees are treated as contributors to a better future, it is easier to establish a culture of trust and happiness at work.

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5 Steps for Leaders Struggling to Lead Positive Change --Leverage Stories

5 Steps for Leaders Struggling to Lead Positive Change --Leverage Stories | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

Interestingly, the amount of time leaders spent on the issue had little impact on their success; the correlation was barely significant. But how they spent their time, including the number of sources of influence they applied, had a huge impact.


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Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 8:32 PM
You are in a tough situation Carolin and it reminds me of the go-go days of bank mergers when I was consulting in that industry. And yes, silos became stronger because of high degrees of uncertainty. Your instincts are right -- the more people can get to know each other across silos, the walls will start becoming more permeable. Story sharing across groups (one-to-one or in group settings) is really critical here.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 8:32 PM
And thanks for sharing Carolin!
Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 8:53 PM
And thank you SmartCoach, Kati, and Regine for your comments and additional insights you've shared!
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Leadership Caffeine: 5 Ideas to Bring Strategy to Life on Your Team | Management Excellence by Art Petty

Leadership Caffeine: 5 Ideas to Bring Strategy to Life on Your Team | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Few concepts in business generate more consternation for managers operating below the C-level, than strategy.
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The Simplest Way for Leaders to Gain Lasting Loyalty

The Simplest Way for Leaders to Gain Lasting Loyalty | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
The most important tool in a leader's toolkit is a moral compass.
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True tell: "People have long memories and keen eyes, particularly where their own livelihoods are concerned."

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Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go

Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
© Qrius4ever | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos You employ systems and strategies for starting, maintaining, and moving forward. Adopt systems for stopping, as well. People who can&#...

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Nine Great Questions on what to abandon.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:58 AM

(Great Drucker quote): “Planned, purposeful abandonment of the old
and of the unrewarding is a prerequisite to successful pursuit of the new and highly promising.” - Peter Drucker

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Perspectives: Leadership Models

Perspectives: Leadership Models | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
As of late, organizational leadership comes in a variety of essential shapes and forms. The following four leadership model perspectives are provided so that you may consider which leadership mode...
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The 5 Marks of Authentic Leadership

The 5 Marks of Authentic Leadership | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Leadership is more than influence. It certainly includes influence, but it is more. I believe it includes at least five characteristics. I call these the five marks of authentic leadership.
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Breaking Your “Four Minute Mile” - George Ambler On Leading in Turbulent Times

Breaking Your “Four Minute Mile” - George Ambler On Leading in Turbulent Times | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

Our beliefs and mindsets limit or expand our world. Beliefs have power over us because we treat them as though they’re true."


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The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln

The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Gautam Mukunda, Harvard Business School assistant professor and author of "Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter."...
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Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot

Content Marketing: The Hero's Journey As An Effective Storytelling Plot | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:12 AM



James Carson on SmartInsights outlines the value of adopting a story to be more effective in selling your brand, products or services. He specifically points to a specific story plot generally known as the "hero's journey".


This is a story pattern that can be found in tens of popular stories around 

the world.


From Homer's Odissey to Star Wars you can see the same story pattern at work.


You "can use this kind of story arc in a content marketing strategy through switching the protagonist with the customer, and then offer mentorship through the content, and the promise of reward (or quest completion) from the product."


Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://www.smartinsights.com/content-management/content-marketing-creative-and-formats/using-storytelling-narratives-improve-marketing-mix/ 



Roger Ellman's curator insight, September 26, 2013 5:59 AM

I include this is the ServingExperience collection because a company that exists, follows and thrives upon the ServingExperience way will have a story, and stories that are sincere and true (essential for them to work for a company) and these will also (need to) be truly embraced from CEO to kitchen towel supply supervisor - then and only then does story, brand and reputation float on the high seas of the marketplace. 

FredGodefroy's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:07 AM

Toutes les bases d'une bonne histoire résumé en quelques mots. J'adore !

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Will the Networked Society Require a New Type of Leadership?

Will the Networked Society Require a New Type of Leadership? | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

Because of its openness, its technology based on mobility, cloud and performing networks, because of globalization, free trade and capital movement; the Networked Society will transform and reshape businesses and industries.


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Donna Karlin's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:54 AM

Leading people you might never meet or see requires a whole new paradigm, but it's not going to go away any time soon. If anything we will become increasingly virtual. How to we maintain relationship in the process?

David Hain's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:45 AM

My short answer would be yes (as the article concludes with some helpful capabilities to develop) - although some of the old types will still apply.

Gary Bamford's comment, September 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Hopefully!
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Pope Francis and the power of five words

Pope Francis and the power of five words | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Usually, actions speak louder than words. Not this time.
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Shawn Neville's comment, July 30, 2013 3:41 PM
Regardless of anyone's ideological distance from this Pontiff, those steps have been made shorter and more tenable by the use of humility. How many encyclicals does it take to match the force of carrying one's own bag? Only time will tell.
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5 Habit Great Leaders Have & How Storytelling Fits In

5 Habit Great Leaders Have & How Storytelling Fits In | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:53 PM

I read lots of leadership articles and obviously, I alos read lots of biz storytelling articles. When the 2 topics converge it is often more about how leaders can use stories in their work.


That's helpful and this article is a bit different. For one, it never mentions storytelling. So why the heck did I curate it?


Because the article does talk about the inner life of a leader -- how they need to be aware and present -- and the habits therein that lead to greater success. And when experts talk about 'executive presence' the habits mentioned in this article are the underpinings.


So as I read this piece I automatically started to think about how storytelling links in. My conclusion? Storytelling is the vehicle for each of the 5 points made.


When the author Mike Myatt talks about the 5 habits (he calls them Transitions), here is how I connect storytelling:


  1. Find Purpose -- common purpose, shared values, and vision are found and conveyed through stories. Ignore stories and you won't get very far.
  2. People First -- using appreciative guidelines for listening for and evoking stories, and then appreciating what was heard has tremendous power and brings servant leadership forward.
  3. Develop Awareness -- if you are listening deeply to your own stories and to the stories of others, both personal awareness and awareness about others increases signficiantly. Stories are your best Gurus and learning vehicles about yourself and others.
  4. Shun Complexity -- stories can make complex topics simple. Master the art of storytelling to better deal with complexity.
  5. Get Personal -- stories build empathy, kindness and compassion if approached right and handled well.


Make sense? I hope so :)


What are your thoughts about storytelling and leadership that came to you as you read this article?


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

Rebecca Ashley Martinez's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:12 AM

Great article by Mike a must read for every business owner about leadership.

Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 3:03 PM
Thank you Rebecca. I'm glad you like the article!
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? | Video on TED.com

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
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Dan asks:  " If you read books of people who climb mountains, difficult mountains, do you think that those books are full of moments of joy and happiness?"  This talk makes a strong argument for embracing meaning and guarding against perceptions of futility.

 

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Transform 2013 by Turning Goals into Questions

Transform 2013 by Turning Goals into Questions | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Buck your odds of failure with this simple shift in thinking. (Brilliant!
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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Best Leadership Books of 2012

Best Leadership Books of 2012. THE WAYS we have thought about leadership have not always served us well. We have tended to think of leadership as something outside and above the rest. If leadership isn't among, it will ...
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Behavior Lessons for Leadership and Teamwork | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Behavior Lessons for Leadership and Teamwork | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
Behavior Lessons for Leadership| Stanford Graduate School #leadership http://t.co/uOcnJbi
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The Imperative to Explore | MIT Technology Review

The Imperative to Explore | MIT Technology Review | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it
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Buzz Aldrin on the call for the step close in, the one after the "small step for man."

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8 Cognitive Biases That Will Make or Break Your Culture

8 Cognitive Biases That Will Make or Break Your Culture | Lead Vigorously | Scoop.it

In HR we often rely on common sense. But there is a dark side to common sense that HR needs to stay aware of. Sometimes our instincts will steer us the wrong way. Behavioral psychologists call this “cognitive bias”. It will affect perceptions, it will affect objectivity, and it will affect relationships—in both positive and negative ways. That makes it very relevant to culture management and to you.


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