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Top 10 Tell-Tale Signs Of A Bad Boss

Top 10 Tell-Tale Signs Of A Bad Boss | Leadership | Scoop.it
Let's face it; we have all seen and experienced bad bosses. There are the ones that bully, the ones that only care about themselves and their own career, the cowards that hide behind others or the

Via Ken Donaldson
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"Seeing bad bosses in action can be hilarious but if you are on the receiving end of a bad boss it is usually no laughing matter. Bad bosses cause so much unnecessary stress in the work place and are a major cause of reduced productivity and performance."

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:53 PM

It takes emotional intelligence to detect and stay away from a lack of emotional intelligence.

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Do you have what it takes to be considered irresistible in the workplace?

Do you have what it takes to be considered irresistible in the workplace? | Leadership | Scoop.it
JOBS are hard to get these days, that's no surprise. There is more competition and fewer opportunities.
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A career expert identifies critical employment skills for the Australian workforce.  Arguably, the skills identified are important for every employee in today's global market.  Topping the list is emotional intelligence, followed by flexibility, championing your company, being self-sufficient, collaboration, shared values, and being likable.

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Culture trumps strategy in business success

Culture trumps strategy in business success | Leadership | Scoop.it
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"Key indicators of healthy workplaces are the presence of creativity and innovation and an energy of possibility – which all result in a positive, sustainable culture."

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence | Leadership | Scoop.it
Storytelling is not just a tool for speakers to help captivate audiences and win rock star fans. It’s embedded in company mission statements, chorused by recruiters and belted out in everyday work tasks.

Via John Michel
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"It [storytelling] can be used to draw out employee engagement, strengthen teams and ensure timely execution of projects. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked career tools that has a huge impact on individual and company success."

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John Michel's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:02 PM

Great points on the power of storytelling at work. 

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Are you really leading, or are you just taking a walk?

Are you really leading, or are you just taking a walk? | Leadership | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s lonely at the top” associated with leadership. But is isolated leadership really effective? I don’t think so. In fact, I believe that, “He that thinketh he l...

Via John Michel
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Leadership requires actions consistent with words.  "The most effective leaders stay connected to their people. This gives them the greatest amount of influence, and allows the leader and the team to achieve their big-picture goals together."

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John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:25 PM

Losing touch with your people is a huge leadership landmine. It will damage your credibility and destroy your influence. How do you avoid losing touch?

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:25 AM

Rescooping ... good article.  Reminds me of the quote about military command ... "To Command is to Serve, nothing more and nothing less" ~Andre Malraux.  Real leaders "walk the walk" and don't just "talk the talk" ... followers can spot a genuine leader by their actions.

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In praise of laziness

In praise of laziness | Leadership | Scoop.it
THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to get ahead....
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It is high time that we tried a different strategy—not “leaning in” but “leaning back”. There is a distinguished history of leadership thinking in the lean-back tradition. Lord Melbourne, Queen Victoria’s favourite prime minister, extolled the virtues of “masterful inactivity”. Herbert Asquith embraced a policy of “wait and see” when he had the job. Ronald Reagan also believed in not overdoing things: “It’s true hard work never killed anybody,” he said, “but I figure, why take the chance?”. This tradition has been buried in a morass of meetings and messages. We need to revive it before we schedule ourselves to death."

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10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Ten quotes from the biopic about Steve Jobs that will help you in your career.

Via Lauran Star, Sílvia Montserrat
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Great quotes from Steve Jobs...particularly like, "You’ve got to find what you love… Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:04 PM

This is an interesting article which in some ways needs to be taken carefully.

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, September 6, 2013 2:36 PM
I agree Ivon, so many important nuggets in this article. I particularly like: If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,” Jobs once said. “Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them."
harish magan's comment, September 7, 2013 4:34 AM
Quotes are always good to read upon and some people act on them and some people tries to follow and most people forget after reading them and move on. That's the fate of the quotes by all learned people. They look good on reading it.
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Born to Matter - General Leadership

Born to Matter - General Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
You were born to matter, so make a positive difference in your surroundings. You never know, the ripple effect of your actions could last for generations!
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via @JohnEMichel, "Each and every one of us wants to know who we are and that what we do has value. We yearn to know that our lives are contributing to something larger than ourselves. In fact, every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire. They want to know they matter."

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5 Leadership Lessons from Southwest Airlines, the Atlanta Falcons and More

5 Leadership Lessons from Southwest Airlines, the Atlanta Falcons and More | Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are 5 lessons I learned while speaking to Jockey, Southwest Airlines, the Atlanta Falcons and the Clemson University football team that will hopefully benefit you and your team.

Via John Michel
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Great advice from proven leaders...especially like comment that "relationships matter".  Isn't that what life is really all about?

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John Michel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 1:26 PM

Superb insights from a number of great organizations. Enjoy! 

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 18, 2013 8:36 AM

Rescooping ... great leadership insights

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Leadership is About Questions

Leadership is About Questions | Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders who inspire appreciate and ask questions, and listen. They tend to ask “Why?” very often, along with “How could we do that?” about new ideas.


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Being able to ask questions requires good listening skills.  We were given two ears and one mouth for a reason...we should do twice as much listening as we do talking!  :)  In adition, "Asking contains the power to engage people. Good questions bring people together with a common purpose and goal. When I tell you the answer I have decided is correct, it reinforces that I am in control. When I ask you an honest question, it creates the opportunity for us to work together to recognize how we both answer it."

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John Michel's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:15 PM

Asking contains the power to engage people. Good questions bring people together with a common purpose and goal. When I tell you the answer I have decided is correct, it reinforces that I am in control. When I ask you an honest question, it creates the opportunity for us to work together to recognize how we both answer it.

Eric Nolte's comment, August 21, 2013 3:12 PM
Another good listening skill I have been taught is to try and repeat what the speaker is saying while they are saying it. Again this helps focus you on what they are saying and not what you want to say when they are done.
Garth Sanginiti's comment, August 21, 2013 7:54 PM
Eric, great tip...thanks for sharing!
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Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage

Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage | Leadership | Scoop.it
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams’ quote above is decades old.

Via Lauran Star
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Coupled with humility, leaders need to practice the art of listening and learing.  "Leaders learn daily. They soak up knowledge that inspires dreams. They read and listen, then read and listen some more. Others learn from them. Others learn from them and with them because great leaders teach."

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Naida Culshaw - business skills trainer + facilitator + coach's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
Love that "visual description" - exactly.
harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:30 AM
Picture speaks a lot than words
Noemi's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:13 PM

yes!

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Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement?

Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement? | Leadership | Scoop.it
We hear the talk about “actively disengaged” employees.…
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Employee engagement in North America is down another point to 63%. (Aon Hewitt, 2013)70% of American employees aren’t working to their full potential, and 18% of those are “actively disengaged.” (Gallup, 2013)67% of American employees are either disengaged or underengaged. (Modern Survey, 2012)$720 million per year is spent on employee engagement (Bersin, 2012)Employee disengagement costs the US economy $350 billion per year (Gallup, 2011)
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Four Facts About the Emerging Contingent Workforce

Four Facts About the Emerging Contingent Workforce | Leadership | Scoop.it
You’ve read about how many people in the US are working…
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The landscape of the workforce and workplace as we know it today is changing at a rapid pace.  The trend is "absolute and irrevocable" so in order to succeed, organizations and individuals must adapt.  Those who continue to learn and adjust will reap the rewards.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, August 14, 2013 8:47 AM
I agree completely Garth! Ten years ago employers were stil valuing loyalty and attendance. In my humble opinion as well, employers value adaptability, flexibility, and employees who ask what can I do to help?
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:55 AM

Thank you Garth for sharing this article....very interesting to read!

 

I especially agree with the statement:. Over the next years, months or minutes, expect more change to the contingency model – faster!

 

What does that mean for us as leaders?  Interested in hearing your thoughts, and what you are doing now.

 

Make it a great day!

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Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday

Meet the Woman Who Prevented a Mass School Shooting Yesterday | Leadership | Scoop.it
In Tuesday's terrifying incident in which a man carrying a rifle and other weapons entered an Atlanta elementary school, Antoinette Tuff helped convince the gunman to surrender.
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Leadership is not based on rank and title.  Antoinette Tuff is a leader and a hero and thanks to her selfless, fearless efforts she successfully prevented a mass school shooting.

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Rediscovering the Genius in Each of Us

Rediscovering the Genius in Each of Us | Leadership | Scoop.it
This post was written jointly with Brigadier General Jo…
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Great article co-authored by Brigadier General John Michel and Ms. Angela Maiers of the Choose2Matter organization.  Inspiring article reminds us all, "There is only one antidote to mediocrity – wake up, change our thinking, and take a stand. We must choose to liberate the genius within us."

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Senior leader buy-in is fundamental to employee engagement | HRZone

Senior leader buy-in is fundamental to employee engagement | HRZone | Leadership | Scoop.it
If the C-suite are out, getting the cash to fuel engagement will be tough.
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"Employee engagement needs to be positioned as being about an organisation’s people, the need and benefits of creating an environment where your people naturally, subconsciously go the extra mile and put themselves out for their customers, colleagues and ultimately the business."

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Where Wise Leadership And Wise Negotiation Converge

Where Wise Leadership And Wise Negotiation Converge | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership Scholar Prasad Kaipa, author of "From Smart to Wise" That's why when I coach negotiation, I teach people how to get to a place of emotional neutrality. I call it "blank slating" the emotions.
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"In his book From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom (Jossey-Bass, 2013), leadership scholar and author Prasad Kaipa says emotional control is also a critical factor for wise leadership. He calls it “detached engagement,” and says, “A wise leader is humble and respectful instead of overconfident and arrogant.”

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29 Quotes On The Future of Business

29 Quotes On The Future of Business | Leadership | Scoop.it
What does the future of business have in store for us? Here are 29 quotes to help you understand the changes that are coming. Please add your own quote?

Via The Fish Firm
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Interesting quotes/stats to consider in today's ever changing, fast paced, global market...one thing we know for sure, tomorrow will not look like today.

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judicoms Associate's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:28 AM

add your insight...in business note that families are valuable assets to hang on to when the storm hits

 
The Fish Firm's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:12 PM

The internet has radically changed the relationship between customers and businesses. This has forced especially small businesses into a new space where ‘business as usual’ must be done differently in order to get discovered, connect with customers and run effective promotions.

As we’ve been visiting with small businesses, we’ve found that most are using social media to connect with customers. But at the same time, most are unaware of the power online communities, that include a combination of Social, Local and Mobile media, can play in today's consumer’s purchase decisions.

This stat proves this to be true: "Peer recommendations drive sales. 70% of consumer said they were influenced by a friend or family member’s online recommendation, beating out in-person recommendation (61%), online articles (59%), ads (49%), or someone they follow online but don’t know (32%)"

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Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90% | Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing(s).” -- Warren Bennis, scholar and organizational expert
Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to
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In this post, Fred Kofman states the only goal for a meeting is "to decide and commit."  No other objective is worth meeting for.  "And to perform effectively a team needs to decide intelligently, commit resolutely, and execute impeccably. A good meeting focuses on the first two, in order to accomplish the third."

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What Makes a Likeable Leader?

What Makes a Likeable Leader? | Leadership | Scoop.it
I've been thinking about and writing about likeable business for several years now. There are many opinions about what makes a likeable leader, and about whether it's even desirable for a leader to
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Leadership insights from the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.  Interesting feedback and tips we should all ascribe to.

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5 Reasons to Share Our Strength - GeneralLeadership.com

5 Reasons to Share Our Strength - GeneralLeadership.com | Leadership | Scoop.it
Answer these five questions and I promise you will be on your way to being part of the proactive solution instead of remaining part of the passive problem!
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Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the world.  Share your strength and contribute to positive change!

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What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders

What Gen Y Needs to Know to Become Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it

Generation Y are now starting to infiltrate management ranks. They need advice about how to adapt to their new roles and, perhaps, rewrite the rules of management to fit their ways.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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While there are many qualities that distinguish millennials from other generations, "One of the key things to remember, he [the author] said, is that millennials are highly collaborative."  However, collaborative doesn't mean they are skilled at communicating, at least outside of today's common social media forums.  Generation Y also appreciates transparency.  Good points to consider in today's blended workforce.

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Scott Span, MSOD's comment, August 14, 2013 10:37 AM
If the stereotypes of Gen Y are to dissipate, totally agree, they need coaching and mentoring. At thre same time, as I often say when conducting my workshop or keynote on the topic - http://goo.gl/fUQSz - Gen Y also needs to understand they aren't the best thing since sliced bread...and those from other generational cohorts needs to provide support and learning ops.
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:37 AM

Feedback and coaching at all levels is needed...

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, August 14, 2013 1:03 PM
Absolutely Scott. I remember when I used to think my gen was the best thing since sliced bread, now I have to remind myself my gen does not know it all :)
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Alabama football coach Nick Saban on leadership: Are you impressing people or impacting them? - Washington Business Journal

Alabama football coach Nick Saban on leadership: Are you impressing people or impacting them? - Washington Business Journal | Leadership | Scoop.it
When I asked Nick Saban, the head coach of the University of Alabama’s Football team, how he is able to consistently win in the competitive sport that is college football, he shared with me eight points.

Via John Michel
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With a proven record of winning at the highest level, we would all be wise to heed Coach Saban's leadership advice.  I appreciate his comment that,

“There’s a big difference between impressing your people and impacting your people.  Impressing people is easy if that’s all you want to do.  If you want to make an impact and inspire others, your actions are paramount."

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Garth Sanginiti's comment, August 21, 2013 7:57 PM
Patricia, Awesome...glad you enjoyed it! You can also listen to us live the first Wednesday night of every month at 9:00 EDT on The David Webb Show, Sirius 125. We talk the 12 virtues of leadership and this month's show will be on honesty. Hope you can listen!
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, August 23, 2013 9:10 AM
Dear Garth.....I couldn't make it yesterday -- will definitely start listening. Thank you for letting me know!!!
Garth Sanginiti's comment, August 24, 2013 8:45 AM
HI Patricia...no worries! Next show isn't until 4 Sep (first Wed of every month). Hope you can make it!
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Leadership Lesson: Believe in Yourself

Leadership Lesson: Believe in Yourself | Leadership | Scoop.it
Today’s Leadership Lesson comes from John C. Maxwell:
"If you want your talent to be lifted to its highest level, then you don’t begin by focusing on your talent. You begin by harnessing the power of...

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Whatever you choose to believe, you will receive but it takes persistence and resiliency.  If you believe you can't do something, you will achieve what you've limited yourself to.  On the other hand, if you believe you can achieve and excel, you will eventually meet your expectations.  As John C Maxwell states, "In the long run, a belief is more than an idea that a person possesses. It is an idea that possess a person. You need to expect to succeed. Does that mean you always will? No. You will fail. You will make mistakes. But if you expect to win, you maximize your talent, and you keep trying."

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True Employee Engagement: Appreciate & Recognize - Kate Nasser

True Employee Engagement: Appreciate & Recognize - Kate Nasser | Leadership | Scoop.it
People Skills Excellence for Leadership, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Employee Engagement. 908.595.1515 USA

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Great leadership demands engagement. As part of an effective engagement strategy, leaders must recognize, praise and appreciate everyone on their team.  As Ms Nasser states, "I am moved, as the The People-Skills Coach™, to go one step further and add a distinction between appreciating effort and recognizing performance. It is important for business growth and critical to organization and team cohesiveness."

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Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 9:50 PM
Garth: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 9:51 PM
Ivon: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 9:51 PM
John: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.