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Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters

Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership, like followership, is a continual journey through actions and growth, not merely a journey’s end for a CV. This leadership development conundrum has always been a puzzle.
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Without great followers, it's impossible to have great leaders..you can be both!  Valuable insight shared by @ChrisRStricklin, "Dynamic Followers, simply, are followers who take charge of both their personal and professional development, ensure complete competency at their primary duty, actively manage their relationships and exercise independent thought with both professional restraint and respect. Dynamic followers, and leaders alike, always remember yesterday may have brought you to today, but it most likely will not carry you to tomorrow. To continue success, we must make positive changes to improve both individually and collectively."

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Utilizing Your Natural Advantage | Switch and Shift

Utilizing Your Natural Advantage | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
Far, far away, say half a world away, there was a small, brick school. Atop the school was a bell, which rang promptly at eight o’clock every morning to call the children to class. The boys and girls arrived reluctantly and precisely on the hour. Never a minute early, occasionally a little late. The bell would ring again at precisely three o’clock every afternoon, liberating the children to go play. At the first sound of the bell, the children would bolt out the door of the school. Never lingering a moment longer. Except for one.
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It's been said we are to be thankful in everything.  It may not always be easy to see what we have to be grateful for, but if we look hard enough we can find something every day.  @johnemichel, "In many ways, gratitude is the ultimate positive emotion as it expands our sense of well-being and enhances our appreciation for those people or things that brighten our day or lighten our load. Perhaps this is why gratitude is frequently described as a gift that keeps on giving."

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15 Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Pull You Through the Hard Times

15 Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Pull You Through the Hard Times | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ 15 quotes from famous writer, Paulo Coelho, that will help you see the silver lining behind every dark cloud in your life.”
Via Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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How to Have Fun at Work

How to Have Fun at Work | Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Liz,I am an HR manager in a regional office of my company. I'm responsible for 240 employees in our location. I have so much work to do and I'm so behind the eight ball all the time that I can't
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"When you begin to tackle the fundamental, energy-moving-or-blocked issues that have the most impact on your business's success as well as your own and your teammates' well-being, you'll know that you're there for a reason. Your load will get lighter, than. Your days will be more enjoyable."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:38 AM

When I felt I was doing meaningful work, I looked forward to going to work. It was fun and it showed. As a teacher, once I got into the classroom, it was a special place. This helped me make it through the last 3 or 4 years of my teaching. I hated the drive to work, but, as the kids came in the classroom and I was able to close the door on the other adults in the building, I thrived.

 

As Jon Kabat-Zinn put it "get a Job with a capital J and stop doing someone else's work!" Telling other teachers and administrators I would teach for 1/2 the salary was not the words they wanted to hear.

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Prepare for the Future with a Completed Bucket List - General Leadership

Prepare for the Future with a Completed Bucket List - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
You may be surprised at how easily items worthy of your completed bucket list will come to mind. Treasure each listing and learn from your past.
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It's never to early, nor is it ever too late, to start writing your own bucket list.  As @dvanwig writes, once you start putting pen to paper, the blessings you've experienced during life's journey will give you hope for your tomorrow.

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Reluctant Leaders Accept Your Gift of Leadership

Reluctant Leaders Accept Your Gift of Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Reluctant leaders you can lead and influence people at home, at work or in the community. Choose to accept the gift of leadership and make an impact.
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It's often the most difficult, stressful times that help mold and shape our character...so don't ignore them, instead, choose to embrace them.   "I have learned that leadership is about influence and it does not matter who you are, what position or role you may have, or where you are on the organizational chart.  You can be a leader and influence people and situations  at home, at work or in the community. But it is a choice. I chose to accept the leadership gift and I believe you should as well. Your family, your work colleagues, your friends and your community need you to lead. Accept the gift of leadership."

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Believe the Best in Yourself! - General Leadership

Believe the Best in Yourself! - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
If you believe the best in yourself, you can (and give) your best performance to whatever it is you are doing. You will soon discover for yourself you are already a champion!
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Practical, encouraging wisdom by @johnemichel "As I’ve discovered so many times in my own life, self-doubt is a challenging adversary. When it’s loose, it devours confidence, strips logic and reason from our mind, and steals happiness from our heart. In return, it leaves us feeling fearful, insecure and questioning our abilities. And perhaps worst of all, it seems as though the more you fight your self-doubt, the more it fights back."

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Building a High-Trust Culture, #1: It Starts with Integrity

Building a High-Trust Culture, #1: It Starts with Integrity | Leadership | Scoop.it
Over forty years in business, I've been involved with more than 100 companies, done thousands of deals, and worked alongside countless leaders and team members in multiple industries. In that time, I
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"The foundation of any high-trust organization is the integrity of its leaders. Having integrity means, among other things, that the gap between what you say you're going to do, and what you actually do, is small. I call this a “say-do gap.” Leaders in high-trust organizations must serve as living examples of integrity and trustworthiness – and not just at the office and during business hours."

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20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

ShortStack's Jim Belosic shares 20 key lessons software startups (and service businesses in all industries) can benefit from in the new year.
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Valuable lessons from the school of hard knocks!

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If Not You Then No One | Switch and Shift

If Not You Then No One | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
A new beginning, a fresh start, a clean slate. For most, the anticipation of progress, results, and endless possibilities are alluring. For others, the New Year can appear daunting, painful, even disinteresting.
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We were all born for a purpose and our individual contributions matter...don't assume someone else will do what you were uniquely gifted and called to accomplish.  It's up to you!  @mrsnicoletto, "I don’t know who you are as you read this, but I do know one thing: you are uniquely gifted and have a purpose here on Earth, and although it may be undiscovered at this point, you have a contribution to make. You have your fingerprints to leave here on this world and there is no one else on this planet that can accomplish your purpose for you."

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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings | Leadership | Scoop.it
TalentSmart is the world's premier provider of emotional intelligence tests, training, and products. Our site is your guide to emotional intelligence books, presentations, training, and free emotional intelligence articles and resources.
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May want to think twice before answering that next call or responding to a text message/email during your next meeting.  "These findings don’t surprise Roger Lipson, an executive coach who said, “In my 360-survey work with executives, ‘smartphone/tablet use in meetings’ is one of the most frequent comments for the ‘behaviors to stop doing’ category.”"

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30 Under 30 Who Are Changing The World 2014

30 Under 30 Who Are Changing The World 2014 | Leadership | Scoop.it
FORBES presents our third annual 30 Under 30, a list of the brightest young stars in 15 different fields under the age of 30. Their ambitions are enormous -- perfectly suited to the digital world they grew up in.
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Proving you are never to old, or to young to change the world...liberate your genius and unlock your potential!

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Switch and Shift’s Top 11 Guest Posts of 2013 | Switch and Shift

Switch and Shift’s Top 11 Guest Posts of 2013 | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
Shawn, Mark, Beth, and I have hosted well over 100 brilliant guest contributors in the past year alone. The quality of their writing, their status as thought-leaders in the field of business leadership or beyond… it’s truly humbling.
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A must read to start the New Year...congrats to the #1 guest post @fritzmt!

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Innovation is Inspiration: Lead in your Surroundings | Switch and Shift

Innovation is Inspiration: Lead in your Surroundings | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
As we approach President's day, it seems fitting to honor two wonderful examples of innovation: our first American President, George Washington and our 16th, Abraham Lincoln. Both men were students of their environment--continually examining their surroundings and identifying niches to fill.
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Inspiring father-son, co-authored blog by @ACMGeorge and @fritzmt "Leadership through ongoing innovative thought is a key to growth and success in life. Don’t avoid taking action by waiting for the million dollar idea. Look around and start tomorrow with one small step—or a clever combination of a million “one-dollar ideas!”

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LEARN to be that Somebody - General Leadership

LEARN to be that Somebody - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a pope to set an example worth emulating. You just have to be willing to LEARN and serve a purpose greater than yourself.
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Leadership lessons from the Jesuits by @johnemichel, "Here are five lessons we can all L.E.A.R.N from these impressive others-centered change agents—lessons that will not only make us more effective leaders, but happier, healthier and more satisfied individuals."

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The Power of Gratitude in Your Workplace

The Power of Gratitude in Your Workplace | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something …”
Via Anne Leong, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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"While we often have no problems thanking our family, friends and those around us, a study by the John Templeton Foundation showed that many Americans find work to be the last place where they either give or receive thanks."
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The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013 | Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvard Business Review's list of the most important, useful, and original thinking from 2013. Compiled by Katherine Bell, editor of HBR.org. A highly recommended list of articles.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"So this year, instead, we thought about the pieces that most surprised us or provoked us to think differently about an intractable problem or perennial question in management, we reviewed the whole year of data to remind ourselves what our readers found most compelling, and we looked for patterns in the subjects our authors raised most frequently and independently of our editorial urging."
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Do Not Ignore Your Crucible Moments - Building Servant Hearts

Do Not Ignore Your Crucible Moments - Building Servant Hearts | Leadership | Scoop.it
Find out how adversity and challenges in leadership, the crucible moments, impact and influence how your leadership is received and viewed by others.
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Allow the difficult times to transfor you and come out on the other side stronger, better, and more confident.

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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

How to Let Your Purpose Find You | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.”
Via Chris Shern, David Hain, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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Don't accept a life of mediocrity! "But finding a purpose is not like shopping. The unforgiving truth us: it’s a little more like boot camp. It hurts, it’s hard, but you can emerge fitter, tougher, better. Want purpose? Prepare to be left black and blue — all over, over and over again. Purpose beats you up; it bruises you; it’s no mere shadow-boxing with “life goals” but a bare-knuckle gladiatorial contest between you, and the heavyweight champion known as a life that matters."
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Casting a BOLD Vision | Switch and Shift

Casting a BOLD Vision | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
Last week we had the great pleasure of hosting a small mini-series to address the beginning of the New Year and compile resources to encourage reflection, cast a vision, and inspire action.
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"Leaders help people go beyond what is currently tangible and visible to what is invisible but believe it is possible. Here are the top three biggest challenges leaders have between Visions of Performance and Hallucinations for the New Year, and ways to overcome them."

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Building a High-Trust Culture, #2: Invest in Respect

Building a High-Trust Culture, #2: Invest in Respect | Leadership | Scoop.it
Personal integrity is the foundation of trust in any organization. It’s the pervasive sense that people will do what they say they're going to do, and that their actions consistently reflect their
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"Respect is, in some sense, the currency of trust – the way it’s exchanged and circulated among people. It’s any easy concept to pay lip service to, but like any facet of behavior and attitude, respect requires focus, awareness, and practice. Leaders show and encourage respect when they empower team members, celebrate their contributions, and help them learn from missteps."

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:43 PM

Useful recognition of the importance of both trust and respect. 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:03 PM

Investing in respect is one of the best investments that you will make.  It is easy to be negative, pass on gossip or be insincere, but far harder to be aware of your actions and avoid negativity.

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:26 AM

Trust is the foundation to any high performing relationship, team, and organization.  One of the greatest gifts you can give anyone other than your time and attention is respect.

 

Respecting someon's time, respecting someon's idea, respecting someon's decision, etc.  (It means removing the Yes...but language, and starting with respect)

 

Excellent article and nice reminders to us all:)

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Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift

Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift | Leadership | Scoop.it
Strategy enables an individual, team or organization to know where they are, where they are going and the way to get to their desired destination. Developing a smart strategy translates intention into focused action.
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Intentional purpose, unwavering determination, believing the impossible, growing from mistakes, and maintaining balance in our lives will help us realize our dreams and fulfill our destiny.  @johnemichel "Making the seemingly impossible, possible demands you consistently follow a deliberate series of steps that will set the conditions for your success."

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On (Love) Leadership: What Real Leaders Do.

On (Love) Leadership: What Real Leaders Do. | Leadership | Scoop.it
The first critical thing about leadership, I have found, is separating leaders from leadership.
Leaders can be managers with a great title.
Leaders can win elections.
Leaders can get promoted
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Leadership requires action, not perfection.  It is about doing, not just talking about doing.  Or as John Hope Bryant states, "I guess what I'm saying, is that your intuition matters, more than your mind. Your faith and belief system matters even more than that. Your innate passion matters more than your chosen profession. That loss creates leaders. That Ph.D's matter, but Ph.Do's matter more. "

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Servant-leadership is integrating passion and compassion into one. It is about finding what one loves doing and doing it with others in ways that help them grow as people.

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Zappos says goodbye to bosses

Zappos says goodbye to bosses | Leadership | Scoop.it

The unusual approach is called a “holacracy.”

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A new way to look at organizational structure, team work, and employee engagement from Zappos.  "Developed by a former software entrepreneur, the idea is to replace the traditional corporate chain of command with a series of overlapping, self-governing “circles.” In theory, this gives employees more of a voice in the way the company is run."

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The Art of Followership: Standing Up & For Our Leaders

The Art of Followership: Standing Up & For Our Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it
For good followership, accept a position (submission) in support of a particular person (your boss), making what is important to them important to you…
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@johnemichel, "It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this that we are a society seemingly infatuated with leadership and disinterested with followership. Though the subjects are inseparable, we certainly don’t value followership the same way we lionize leadership. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, it is certainly easy to understand why most people prefer to be a leader…following doesn’t feel as important as leading."

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