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Leadership: If you want more – give more

Leadership: If you want more  – give more | Leadership | Scoop.it

How can leadership be about giving more to get more?  Early in my career I had two questions about this when my mentors shared this philosophy with me.

 

Leaders, if you want more  - give more.  It’s just like Bob Burg said in his book, The Go-Giver,“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”

 


Via David Hain, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Ivon Prefontaine
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The difference between selfless and selfish is a couple of letters...yet the difference between a selfless and selfish person is worlds apart.  "Then I heard the great Zig Ziglar say, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” "

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Stephane Loiret's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:15 PM

And give as a gift !

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 26, 2013 3:07 PM

Sounds a lot like servant-leadership.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 29, 2013 5:31 PM

This article rings true to me.  Build others up to take your place and in truth, you have built yourself up more as a leader.  Zig Ziglar says, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” 

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Leadership Listening Skills

Leadership Listening Skills | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach, Ivon Prefontaine
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Simple...powerful...true!

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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, December 29, 2013 11:35 AM

Do you listen in such a way that others enjoy speaking with you?  For some of us we can't wait to jump in and give advice.  Listening is a skill that I work on daily. 

 

I do my best not to be like the 18 second leader who interrupts after listening for 18 seconds.  What do you do to build this skill?  Would love to hear from you!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:38 AM

Be mindful and present.

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A Christmas Battlefield Miracle - General Leadership

A Christmas Battlefield Miracle - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Never underestimate the power of small acts of kindness and consideration to transform “no man’s land” into “every man’s land.” Choose to act as if what you do makes a difference.”
Via John Michel
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Kindness, even in the most difficult of situations, can produce positive outcomes. @johneemichel "As the story of the French and German soldiers and their unexpected Christmas truce affirms, when we choose to make the most of our current situation, we gain courage and confidence to stand up for what we believe in. When we pause to do something nice for someone, be it friend or foe, we show we can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world."
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What is Appreciative Inquiry? | aboutleaders.com

What is Appreciative Inquiry? | aboutleaders.com | Leadership | Scoop.it
What is Appreciative Inquiry anyway? Have you ever heard: People join organizations, but leave managers. What would your employees say about you?

Via Marty Koenig
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"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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Marty Koenig's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:49 PM

One more reason why more and more people are migrating to entrepreneurial careers. Because they are built on trust, and they don't have to re-built trust after losing it from corporate think. Institutionalized deficit thinking. Instead of systems of potential to be realized. 


Entrepreurial companies inherently bring everyone into the conversation of what they envision. Talking about the possibilities. 


Corporatized companies don't do that (generally, with few exceptions such as 3M and Zappos), and therefore don't have institutionalized trust. 


Building communities inside corporations can happen, but a "asktheCEO" email address doesn't cut it. That doesnt' engage people in building an internal tribe of people that are passionate about building more raving fan customers. Loyalty wanes. 








Piet Vandenbroucke's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:54 PM

try it , experience it, be amazed at the energy and anybody who learns to ride a bike thinks it is quite difficult. 

John Michel's curator insight, December 20, 2013 10:51 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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Don’t Be a Fainting Goat

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Don’t Be a Fainting Goat.
How leaders can step up in a time of indecision
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Leadership requires action...don't seize up and fall over!  @johnemichel, "Now ask yourself this question. How many times do you find yourself unwittingly acting like a fainting goat? Are you prone to avoiding making decisions? Are your actions, or lack thereof, keeping you from achieving your goals or accomplishing your objectives? Is fear keeping you from being the leader you want to be and others deserve to see?"

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The Power of Affirmation - General Leadership

The Power of Affirmation - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Affirmation: Choose to be an encourager and communicate to those around you in word and deed you expect the best from them, you are committed to liberating the best in them, and you have nothing but the highest hopes of success for them.
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Choose to lead in a positive manner and achieve positive results.  @John Michel "The implication of the Law of Positive Expectancy for leaders is massive. It means that the performance of your team depends less on them than it does on you. The performance you get from people is no more or less than what you expect. The greater the expectation you have of those you lead, the better they perform. This phenomenon has been validated in study after study, with researchers consistently finding that leaders who expect the best out of their people get the best and those who expect the worst, get exactly what they expected – the worst."

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Invisible in Plain Sight - General Leadership

Invisible in Plain Sight - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Don’t keep such an amazing treasure buried, invisible in plain sight. Resolve today to use your talents, gifts & skills to add unique value to your surroundings.
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Each of us have talents and gifts to contribute to humanity.  Just like we have our own DNA that defines who we are, we have contributions to make that only we can make.  It's up to us to unearth our treasure and choose to share with those around us.

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13 Ways of Looking at a Leader

13 Ways of Looking at a Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to be a better leader? Or find management inspiration, at least? Here you can learn from a baker's dozen of the most prevalent types.
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Amidst the endless supply of reading material addressing different types of leaders, there emerge thirteen traits that are the most common.  Article provides a brief summary of each trait and also includes reference material and real-world examples.

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For the Weary Leader

For the Weary Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
You are tired. You are frustrated. You are weary. Weary…
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Great article by @johnemichel, "If we are completely honest with ourselves, it’s likely each of us can think of times when the burden of weariness tugs at us. I’m speaking of those moments in which we find ourselves operating in the present without joy, face an uncertain future with little hope or are seemingly pursuing a path with no discerning purpose."

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To Be a Great Leader You Must be a Great Follower

To Be a Great Leader You Must be a Great Follower | Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes an extraordinary leader? First of all, leadership is about creating a vision of what a true leader means to you. Combine that vision with a steady plan, courage, ambition, persistence, and the end result is a competent, skilled leader.

Via Anne Leong
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To be an effective leader you must have vision but also demostrate submissiveness, humility, and a willingness to follow.  True leadership is relational and inspires people to be the best they can be.  As stated in the article, "Leadership and vision are two things that come naturally to some people, not all. Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be developed in time. It’s not about growing your technical expertise but about learning how to inspire and motivate people."

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Don Cloud's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:13 AM

Leadership begins with followership.  And it is in these humble beginnings from which the strongest, more insightful, and more inspirational leaders come.

Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:58 AM

Another great one from Don!

John Michel's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:38 AM

All great leaders in today’s society had to start somewhere. If you’re trying to become one, just make sure you have what it takes to be a follower first. Learn from the vast experience of your superiors, master their skills, and adapt their styles to your personality. Leadership skills can be learned, and as long as you have a great teacher, chances are you’ll become a great leader yourself someday.

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Marine Corps leaders get ready to get personal

Marine Corps leaders get ready to get personal | Leadership | Scoop.it
A report on a new mentoring and leadership approach represents a big change for the Marines.

Via John Michel
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Signifcant change in leadership approach for Marine Corps is sparking discussion.  "Marine Corps leaders will need to find a way to keep service members engaged after years of the adrenaline rush and the greater decision-making responsibility that the battlefield can produce. And they will need to find a way to instill a new type of discipline without disrespecting the Corps’ traditions or the junior members it stands to lose in the transition. There’s no reason good leaders can’t do both."

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John Michel's curator insight, October 30, 2013 1:27 PM

The Marine Corps is overhauling its approach to mentoring by emphasizing a far more personal, engaged and relational style of leadership. Bravo! 

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Top 20 Essential Public Speaking Tips

Top 20 Essential Public Speaking Tips | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Practical tips to being an effective public speaker. In my opinion, knowing your material, staying positive, relaxing, and mastering the art of storytelling are some of the most important traits.
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Leading with Love - General Leadership

Leading with Love - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
The effect of love in our lives then, is what keeps us moving forward. It’s what helps us grow from both the joyful and the painful circumstances encountered in this journey called life.
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According to 1 Corinthians 13, "But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."  True love is unconditional, forgiving, and empowering...or as @johnemichel states, "As the example of the unexpected heroine in the story reminds us, commitment to a cause enables us to do things well. Yet love for others empowers us to do them unconditionally; it compels us to achieve things together that we might otherwise never achieve alone."

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The Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2013

The Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2013 | Leadership | Scoop.it
How your brain works how social media works how success works and how can you get any work done in an open office? The top leadership stories of 201...
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 Top 10 leadership stories of 2013 by @fastcompany

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John Michel's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:16 AM

If you missed these outstanding articles the first time, here is your chance to check out the best of the best of FastCompany in 2013! 

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What Does It Mean To Follow Your Heart?

What Does It Mean To Follow Your Heart? | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via AlGonzalezinfo
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We were all born to make a difference...and each of us matters because our individual gifts and talents make the world exponentially better!  "Do you find significance in what you do? Does your life have consequence and importance? I believe that you were born to make a difference in this world. You do that by focusing on the contribution you can make to those around you."

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:03 AM

Wonderful post here by Leadership Giant Dan Forbes.  Many times, having the courage to follow your heart will lead to some suffering and hard times.  

 

Dan Forbes does a wonderful job of explaining the meaning and origins of the word passion and helps us protect our dreams and lead through the neccessary suffering that our pursuit may bring. 

 

From the post:

 

“Passion” has its roots in the Latin word pati, which means “to suffer or endure.” Therefore, at the root of passion is suffering. This is a far cry from the way we casually toss around the word in our day-to-day conversations.


Instead of asking:

“What would bring me enjoyment?”


which is how many people think about following their passion (heart), we should instead ask:


“What work am I willing to suffer for today?”

John Michel's curator insight, December 20, 2013 10:53 AM

Following your heart will lead you to a path that inspires, excites, and fulfills you.  But, remember, it may also require some pain and suffering. The good news is that your attitude toward that pain and suffering is that it is totally worth it.

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8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top. (Looking for another powerful tool for your #changemaker toolkit?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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A merry heart doeth good like medicine...learn to have fun at your own expense!

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:30 PM

There's nothing like have a good laugh.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:45 AM

:"We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing."

Training in Business's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:07 AM

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

 

#management #leadership #business 

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Why an In-depth 360 Degree Feedback Is Crucial for Your Development

Why an In-depth 360 Degree Feedback Is Crucial for Your Development | Leadership | Scoop.it
Why an In-depth 360 Degree Feedback Is Crucial for Your Development - The Huffington Post
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Having recently completed several 360 feedbacks, I can personally attest to how valuable these tools can be.  To maximize their results and become a better "you", however, you have to be humble, open, and willing to listen.  "Hearing others' perspectives on our rough edges can be just what we need to kick-start a period of growth and self-discovery. The seed of your next level may be just beyond your personal awareness. What are your blind spots? What's your learning edge?"

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The One Reason Why We Still Insist on Honesty - General Leadership

The One Reason Why We Still Insist on Honesty - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Honesty is not an event— it is saying what we believe to be true and owning it when we fall short. It is a choice that becomes our character.
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Without honesty, it's impossible to lead.  As Gen Brady puts it, "Every society, every government, every business, every military organization, every church and every human relationship can only thrive where there is trust, and honesty is the foundation of that trust."

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Do You Give Yourself Permission to Play?

Do You Give Yourself Permission to Play? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Play is usually discussed as though it were a relief fr…
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Why do we typically only associate play with children?  It's healthy for everyone...have fun today!  @angelamaiers "Play is the most natural thing that children do and yet somewhere along the way, we lose this inclination to play. We get serious. We’ve got more important things to do.  We’ve got to be productive.  We’re supposed to be successful. Meanwhile, we become stressed, anxious, depressed, worried, and exhausted."

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Leadership | Scoop.it
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
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Great read!  Regardless of what you call it, mentally tough people have grit, are determined, optimistic, and "an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to “fail up.”"  Mentally strong people also purposely choose not to do certain things like feeling sorry for themselves, avoiding change, worrying about things they can' control, excessively worrying about pleasing others, dwelling on past mistakes/successes, etc. 

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Bouncing Back from Rejection

Bouncing Back from Rejection | Leadership | Scoop.it
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"There isn’t one of us who hasn’t felt the painful sting of rejection; it’s part of the human condition. Why then must we take it so personally? Scientists at UCLA have demonstrated that the brain response to rejection is the same as its response to actual physical pain. A comparison of MRI scans shows no difference between the two. So the pain of rejection is real. What differentiates people is how they deal with the pain."

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John Michel's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:39 AM

As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Into each life some rain must fall.” Even when you are pounded by a hailstorm, carry on. Let that hail bounce right off of you. Act decisively and with enthusiasm at the earliest opportunity.

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5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated | Leadership | Scoop.it
Many leaders in the workplace have lost their competitive edge. They lack the substance that is required to be an effective and sustainable leader.
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"If you were to define your leadership style in one word, what would it be?   Controlling, transparent, collaborative?  Are you projecting a leadership style that is engaging, inspiring and forward-thinking?   Have you made the necessary adjustments and / or improvements in your leadership style that will allow you to remain relevant enough to proactively serve the changing demands of the new marketplace?"

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10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now | Leadership | Scoop.it
There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about...
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"According to Teresa Amabile, director of research at Harvard, creativity  is really driven by four separate components: domain expertise, a defined  creativity methodology, people willing to engage and company acceptance of new  ideas. Where these components overlap is where real creativity happens."

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John Michel's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:43 PM

If you believe your startup's success depends on your company being more creativity and innovative than your competitors, don't just blindly following the historic myths. Instead spend the time needed to understand and nurture the components of creativity in your environment. 


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The Leader's Greatest Harvest

The Leader's Greatest Harvest | Leadership | Scoop.it
Seeds are curious things—small, innocuous . . . overloo…
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@fritzmt, "True leadership, the type that succeeds in continually pushing the bounds of individual and organizational potential, is about promoting an environment where individual teammates are encouraged and empowered to grow for the good of the team and the Mission."

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