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3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo | Leadership | Scoop.it

Here are some of Costolo's tips for successful leadership as he guides Twitter toward a possible entrance onto Wall Street.


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1. Don't try to make friends.
"As a leader, you need to care deeply, deeply about your people while not worrying or really even caring about what they think about you," Costolo said. "Managing by trying to be liked is the path to ruin." 

Costolo admits this is easier said than done, but added it's important to avoid simply telling your employees what they want to hear. Don't apologize for making a tough decision, he said, be confident and clear when dictating what must be done.

2. There are many different ways to be a successful leader.
Often, particularly in Silicon Valley, successful CEOs are overanalyzed and placed under a microscope. "We take notes and we feverishly try to imitate what they've done to be successful," Costolo said. "The reality is, these people are the same people they were 10 years ago, and are going to be 10 years from now when it may not work at all for them.

The very same person they are today that's lionized may be frowned upon 10 years from now." Leadership techniques change, so it's vital to understand there are many paths to success.

3. Be transparent.
"The way you build trust with your people is by being forthright and clear with them from day one," he said. "You may think people are fooled when you tell them what they want to hear. They are not fooled." As a leader, people are always looking at you, Costolo continued. Don't lose their trust by failing to provide transparency in your decisions and critiques.

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David Hain's comment, September 11, 2013 4:03 AM
Thanks Karin! Good spot!
Karin Sebelin's comment, September 11, 2013 4:07 AM
Thank you David :-)

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Issue 30 – Chris Atkinson » Realizing Leadership

Issue 30 – Chris Atkinson » Realizing Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it

Realizing Leadership Magazine.
In Conversation with Chris Atkinson: The Transformational Leader

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“If people listen to you, if they’re choosing to follow you – your words, your ideas – you’re a leader regardless of your position and that’s fundamentally misunderstood because we associate the word leader with those people with power..” 
~ Chris Atkinson

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Refilling the Reservoir - a Key Leadership Lesson from the Airbnb CEO

Today morning, I read an incredible Fortune profile on Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb. There's a lot of useful nuggets in the article, especially for a young entrepreneur/CEO of a fast growing startup, so I recommend reading the entire article.Through many conversations with top business leaders and reading many books, Brian came up with his own leadership rules - which the article summarized at the end: That last one - refilling the reservoir - is one that really resonated with me. During the early days of Pulse, I talked to a lot of people outside the co

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6 Ways To Empower Your Employees With Transformational Leadership

6 Ways To Empower Your Employees With Transformational Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers can attest to this experience: You ask an employee to carry out a task that has enough flexibility for creative input. Rather than making their own decisions, the employee comes to you with an onslaught of questions, trying to pin down the exact parameters of the task. You become [...]

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75% of Cross-Functional Teams Are Dysfunctional

75% of Cross-Functional Teams Are Dysfunctional | Leadership | Scoop.it
Research shows that fixing them requires strong governance.

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How managers are killing the productivity of their employees

How managers are killing the productivity of their employees | Leadership | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, I’ve watched as my company evolved from an early-stage, scrappy startup to an established tech company. As Okta has transitioned, so has my role. I’ve gone from being extremely hands-on and getting most of the work done myself, to charting the course and navigating the industry. Nowadays, my role is to collect information from customers, employees, and industry leaders and get out of everyone else’s way.

In other words, it’s my job to not have work to do. I think of it as constantly working myself out of a job — any time I’m a bottleneck, or someone is reliant on me for something, I’m making the entire company less productive. Just like some of my co-workers want to end the day with “Inbox zero” my goal is to reach “Work zero.” My company’s productivity is my ultimate priority, and anytime I take away from that productivity, I’m taking away from Okta’s success.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 16, 4:36 AM

Forget being the best technician - take on the adaptive challenge of being the best at letting your people go, but helping them to make meaning!

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Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too

Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too | Leadership | Scoop.it
If you are anything like us, you clap politely at the end of your boss's boss's boss's overly scripted presentation and then turn your attention to thoughts of a free lunch as the smell of catered food and Sterno catches your nose.

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Richard Lock's curator insight, June 11, 3:45 AM

Business is really about people. Real people. The sooner business presenters realise that, and get real instead of trying to be some mythical, neutral being, the better. Great article that also demonstrates the power of story to engage authentically.

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'Fast 10' sustainability leadership tips

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Showing the way can be simple. A former McDonald's exec dishes out easily digestible nuggets of advice.
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3 Ways a Leader’s Attitude Impacts the Team

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3 ways your attitude is impacting your team's passion and enthusiasm. Make sure you aren't contributing to your employee's attitude problem.

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Attitude is like a cold....cough on someone and spread the joy!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 4, 10:39 AM

Leaders have to be self aware.  What they say, do, even think effects the whole school!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 10, 5:30 PM

Attitude matters!  A teacher's attitude affects the students - a leader's attitude sets the tone for the entire building.  Someone once said, "the principal should be the happiest person in the building" (it is the principal, more than others, who controls so much of what goes on). 

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The 8 Values Every Company Should Live By

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Values are an important part determining how great a company's culture can be.

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How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

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Your executive hires are just as important as your co-founders.
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Crowdsourcing Leadership

Crowdsourcing Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Management gurus tell us what leadership is…and isn't. Years of research have taken us from employee-driven quality control, to empowerment, to "followership." By "turning the pyramid upside down," many of these approaches encourage employees to do what they think is best to serve customers, improve processes and innovate. Beyond these, however, in the age of closer and closer connectedness we are seeing a new organizational phenomenon. We call it crowdsourcing leadership.
Much like composer Eric Whitacre, who uses crowdsourcing to splice together individual singers' voices to create masterful choral works (albeit with digital technology), business leaders are increasingly asking employees to lend their voices—and talents—to the chorus of direction and leadership. 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 5:07 AM

Is crowd sourcing leadership a new answer? Seems to me it's a trendy way of describing dialogue and engagement...

Dixie Binford's curator insight, May 15, 10:04 AM

I thought of a new Superintendent of Schools as I read this article.  How could he/she use this approach to open a channel of communication with teachers and principals?

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5 Steps for Getting Meaningful Employee Feedback

5 Steps for Getting Meaningful Employee Feedback | Leadership | Scoop.it
As an employee, not feeling like you have the ability to speak your mind about issues that are important to you can be stressful.

Employees are the ones who are deeply in touch with customer needs as well as problems and opportunities within the company. That's why it's important that leaders create an environment that will elicit open and candid feedback.

Feedback at every level is critical to the success of an organization.

Here are five tips to help you create a transparent and open workspace.

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How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths | Leadership | Scoop.it
Face it, you can't be good at everything. Here's how to make up for the skills you lack.

 

1. Recognize and accept your weaknesses.

You can't turn a weakness into a strength if you're busy denying the weakness exists. So your first assignment is to recognize that you have weaknesses and determine what they are.


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Good leaders bring their resiliency and share it with others. Managers hope that some technique will work.

 

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HR Disrupted – Insight by Paul Tuck

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This article, HR Disrupted: The Next Agenda for Transformation and Delivering Value, features Dave Ulrich who has been at the centre of HR Strategy for decades. During which time he has anticipated the changing shape of HR and the increasingly strategic nature of the role.

 

The emphasis in this article is on the enabling role technology plays in transformation and creating value.  Ulrich argues that a strategic HR function needs the data, insight and a scalable platform to enable the achievement of strategic objectives.

 

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Developing Global-Minded Leaders to Drive High Performance

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Virtually all leaders say they champion the development of new ideas. But do your actions as a leader consciously encourage the creation of new ideas - or unconsciously suppress them?

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The best leaders recognize that the best ideas come from smart insightful people.

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Everyday leadership includes making everyday mistakes. The key to leadership is learning from the mistakes and not repeating the mistakes.  Victor Lipman describes five leadership mistakes we can't afford to make in this short article from Forbes Magazine.

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HR Magazine - Senior leadership ‘character’ impacts on bottom line, research finds

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Life changing leadership advice from Silicon Valley billionaires

There are 56 billionaires in Silicon Valley. Other than the money, what else do they have in common? First and foremost, they have led their companies from ide…

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The Two Leadership Styles That Can Destroy A Business

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Your leadership style has a critical impact on your business. If you're using one of these two styles, you may be doing more harm than good.
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Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational'

Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational' | Leadership | Scoop.it

The debate about whether these earth-shaking leaders are born or made will continue to rumble on, not least because they’re so apparently rare. Then again, it often only takes one person at the top to kickstart an organisation into action.


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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 19, 8:37 AM

Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

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Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 20, 8:42 PM

Transformation is an outcome of a series of transitions. We don't need transformational leaders. We need leaders willing and able to co-create the transitions and who appreciate and help people to be accountable as the transitions are executed.

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What is good leadership?

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There are many facets that make up a good leader - Matt Driscoll from Thales Learning & Development tries to unravel what makes a leader great

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Leadership Connections 2015

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Leadership Connections 2015 - Event for Executives, Leaders and Directors from Elysian Training
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Align Strategy with Purpose at Leadership Connections 2015

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Lessons From a Leadership Perspective

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Jean-Briac Perrette, president of Discovery Networks International, says the company is purpose-driven, and a big believer in team versus ego.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 11, 5:34 AM

I liked the leadership philosophy discussed in this interview.

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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | Leadership | Scoop.it
British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.
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