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5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders

5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or constituents, are the ones who have true and lasting impact - ultimately making the world a better place to live in. [...]
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They surround themselves with advisors who can tell them why they are wrong.

When you hold a certain belief or unconsciously decide on something, you’ll have a tendency to focus on and favor information that supports your belief or decision, discarding anything that contradicts it. You do it without even realizing it.  Psychologists call this confirmation bias.

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Which is leadership habit is your favorite (mine's #5)?

Kenneth Todorov's curator insight, July 13, 9:49 PM

Important to build a culture where people free comfortable telling you they think you're on the wrong path. The best followers will feel free to voice their opinions, but move on and back you 200% once you've made the call.

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Codes Of Conduct To Lead By - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Codes Of Conduct To Lead By - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The codes of our lives help us conduct ourselves rightly and helps us have the right outlook on life and the best input into our leadership.
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Does your organization have a code of conduct? How would you create culture without it?

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SAPVoice: Why Organizations Without Hierarchy Really Work

SAPVoice: Why Organizations Without Hierarchy Really Work | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
By Dan Wellers, Strategy and Research Lead, Portfolio Marketing, SAP Imagine a huge, complex organization where no one is in charge. Can’t see it? Well, look in the mirror. One example is that thing sitting on top of your shoulders called your head. The human brain has 85 billion nerve cells, with many thousands of interconnected [...]
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Why do we need managers?

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How Strong are the Questions You’re Asking? Use This Index to Know | Verus Global

How Strong are the Questions You’re Asking? Use This Index to Know | Verus Global | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
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"A competent organization, like a competent person, is the one that asks the better questions.” Lee Thayer

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Dilbert Comic Strip 2013-06-30. Dilbert read Lee Thayer

Dilbert Comic Strip 2013-06-30. Dilbert read Lee Thayer | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it

A tip of the hat to Scott Adams for the Dilbert Comic Strip 2013-06-13


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So true!

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ozziegontang's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:34 AM

Lee has been adding the contact for over 40 years. Check out my Pinterest board on Lee Thayer On Leadership especially @BrianNarelle did a cartoon capture of Lee's Presentation here in San Diego a number of years ago. We forget that knowing and doing are worlds apart. You might want to start with: Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing and progress through his 9 or 10 other thought prodding and provoking  books by Lee. In the works: Mental Hygiene.


My thinking influences who I am and who I am impacts what I do and the habits I create. 


Check out this piece I wrote on the Kalama Sutra about who to believe.

ozziegontang's comment, July 8, 2013 3:12 AM
Lee has been adding the CONTEXT for over 40 years. The contact is with several thousand people who he has influenced helping them to think about what needs thinking.
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This Man Handed out 520,000 Sandwiches on the Streets of Minneapolis Last Year - YouTube

Not even the bitter cold weather deters Allan Law from his mission to help the hungry. Allan Law is featured in the documentary The Starfish Throwers. Find o...
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"The pursuit of a great and worthy purpose in life is an endless journey." Lee Thayer The Sandwich Man is had by his cause.

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Leadership tough love: Never judge or budge | @JenniferVMiller

Is there ever a time when a senior leader can hedge a bit on a core company value? What if he or she is making a genuine effort to live that value, but con
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Nope, can't let it happen

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6 Management Lessons That Everyone Should Know. #2 Is Priceless.

6 Management Lessons That Everyone Should Know. #2 Is Priceless. | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
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There's no price tag on a clear mind: Intel to launch mindfulness program

There's no price tag on a clear mind: Intel to launch mindfulness program | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The tech giant has developed a mindfulness program for its global workforce, but with no numerical return on investment, what's the business case?
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Don’t Forget to Set Team Process Goals - Management Tip of the Day - August 19, 2014

Don’t Forget to Set Team Process Goals - Management Tip of the Day - August 19, 2014 | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Critical!

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An Exploration in Accountability - The Great Game of Business

An Exploration in Accountability - The Great Game of Business | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
“What does ‘accountability’ mean to you?” the facilitator asked the group of earnest managers, gathered to hear about the subject and hopefully apply it in daily work life. One brave soul offered, “Being responsible.” Another spoke up.  “Saying what you mean.” A third contributed.  “It’s really being the person that receives the consequences when something …
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The 'Dragnet' Game: Increase Efficiency, Joe Friday Style

The 'Dragnet' Game: Increase Efficiency, Joe Friday Style | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
I have a belief. People want to be more efficient at work, and they want to make efficient decisions. I realize that this runs counter to the experience of most executives, and I freely admit that I’ve been involved in far too many meetings that devolved into speech-making rather than [...]
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The Cultural Tipping Point: The 4 Reasons Change Initiatives Fail

The Cultural Tipping Point: The 4 Reasons Change Initiatives Fail | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
My fascination with culture began more than 40 years ago when another young industrial engineer named Jim Delaney and I started a process improvement consulting firm not long after …
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Debunking The Myth Of Why Workers Need Managers

Frederic Laloux's book Reinventing Organizations explores the deep details of how organizations the world over have figured out how to succeed by leaving 'management' to the employees
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Zappos is doing it; AES did it, should you?

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The 12 Hottest New Burgers in NYC

The 12 Hottest New Burgers in NYC | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
New season, new burgers. All over the city chefs are crafting their version of the American staple item with a number of gourmet flourishes. Here are 12 to try this fall.
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I want to try these.

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The Happiness Culture: Zappos Isn't a Company -- It's a Mission

The Happiness Culture: Zappos Isn't a Company -- It's a Mission | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Tony Hsieh sold earthworms greeting cards and slices of pizza. Along the way he never considered that a failed business meant he was a failure. Then...

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Thanks to Annette Schmeling for this reminder.

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Getting Better at Getting Better

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Athletic performance is freakishly high. Manufacturing quality is off the charts. Now for the bad news. James Surowiecki on the improvability era.
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We can learn; excellence is a journey, not a destination.

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Cultural transformation only comes with personal transformation

Cultural transformation only comes with personal transformation | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The immediate social group is the greatest determinant of behavior.” When teams have collective aha!s, they tend to better hold each other accountable for the jointly agreed upon behavior changes.
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Be the change in the world

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Is your boss making you sick?

Is your boss making you sick? | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Besides causing employees to dread work, a bad boss can have a negative effect on others' physical and mental well-being.
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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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This is no surprise but people do best when they are motivated by internal factors.

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RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy - YouTube

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...
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Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge - FT.com

Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge - FT.com | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
For the past month, I’ve felt at times like my hair was on fire. I made the mistake of trying to move house to a new region and change offices at the same time, while trying to complete some major work projects. I have written previously about the
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Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory

Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a
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Fernando Flores taught us that this is a grounded assessment. "A Hard Trend is a projection based on measurable, tangible, and fully predictable facts," 

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Does Your Company Keep Its Promises?

Does Your Company Keep Its Promises? | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Despite best intentions, many businesses struggle with “commitment drift.”
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If integrity means doing what you say you are going to do, this article is "must" reading for leaders who strive to remain in integrity with their employees.