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Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors"

Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors" | Leadership | Scoop.it
The two traits leaders need: warmth and competence.
Via Anne Leong
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I've long thought that one of our greatest and most foundational requirements is to be happy first. For leadership, for personal effectiveness, for life!
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You not only need warmth to win over people/gain the trust of your team, you also need competence to fight on their behalf and make things happen:-)

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Health researchers digging into own pockets to bridge gap in funding - The Globe and Mail

Health researchers digging into own pockets to bridge gap in funding - The Globe and Mail | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Our ability to advance society depends so heavily on our ability to manage and prioritize investments.  Such a hard thing.

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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense | Leadership | Scoop.it

business, with compasssion:-)Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:00 AM

Business, with compassion:-)

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Experience matters in leadership, but evidence is the key | The National

Experience matters in leadership, but evidence is the key | The National | Leadership | Scoop.it
Isn’t it ironic that people who have no idea how to do a job, have a defined opinion about it?
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Thank you!  Great opinion article that emphasizes the importance of developing points of view based on scientific methods, and that this is a cornerstone of leadership.  Not just emulating styles of leadership or earning experience, but being scientific and data-driven in where you're taking a team or organization.

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Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors"

Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors" | Leadership | Scoop.it
The two traits leaders need: warmth and competence.
Via Anne Leong
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I've long thought that one of our greatest and most foundational requirements is to be happy first. For leadership, for personal effectiveness, for life!
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 6, 2014 1:15 AM

You not only need warmth to win over people/gain the trust of your team, you also need competence to fight on their behalf and make things happen:-)

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The Surprising Skill Successful People Have In Common (And How To Cultivate It)

The Surprising Skill Successful People Have In Common (And How To Cultivate It) | Leadership | Scoop.it

Most of us believe that leadership is the key to success. But, says Martha Beck, there's a lot to be said for taking a backseat.By Martha BeckWhile I was finishing my education back in the Pleistocene era, I got a job teaching at an inter...

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Why I love this so much is it challenges some of the damaging preconceived notions about leadership that drive many leaders to act with certainty, command, and authority, when what they need to be doing is listening, questioning and responding.  Leadership in creative and ambiguous environments (e.g. many and most places outside of the military) requires us to be amazing communicators - focused first on listening, understanding and replaying.  When trying to present an image of knowing the answers, of certainty and confidence, you are not likely to have all of the information you need to lead, nor will you have the open communication channels required to see obstacles and pitfalls until too late.   Great article.

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Attracting STEM Talent For Your Business [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

Attracting STEM Talent For Your Business [Infographic] - Business 2 Community | Leadership | Scoop.it

Attracting STEM Talent For Your Business [Infographic]Business 2 CommunityWhile the economy in general has been floundering, there has been significant growth in job in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

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Lots of good points on how organizations, particularly non-technical ones can attract technology talent, as well as the value of technology talent. The toughest thing though is a leadership challenge: driving a cultural and orientation shift amongst business leaders to be open to new technology and business models. Why do technologists always have to learn a language to communicate with non-technical business leaders?  Business leaders should also strive to be technology literate and to learn the language of technologists...

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
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An oldie, but a goodie.  Leadership is a process, and it has stages.  Yes, like-ability is important, yes productivity is important, but to reach the pinnacle, it's about developing others, inspiring a vision, elevating others and doing it so regularly and so well that people will choose to follow you.  People do what people see...  By building on each principle, 1) having a role/a purpose, 2) building relationships, 3) being productive and growing the business/capability/service/operations, 4) growing other leaders, these are the foundations and steps to become a strong level 5 leader.  Growing people is critical to growing the organization.  Positioning yourself is critical for success/productivity, but positioning others is critical to leadership.  And compounding happens when those leaders you've developed, develop others.  When you are able to do this, respect enables you to do even more.  

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

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I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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I have the article elsewhere but love the visual that is provided here. Great sign for teacher lounge, mail room as well as a PD topic.
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, January 20, 1:57 PM

This reminds me so much of the 12 Virtues of a Good  Teacher. 300 years ago, but still very essential to the process of education.

http://www.delasalleoaklands.org/uploaded/uploaded_documents/Lasallian_Animator/Formation/12VirtuesGoodTeacher.pdf

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Why I took the Canadian MBA oath

Why I took the Canadian MBA oath | Leadership | Scoop.it
The voluntary pledge was more about affirming my values than deterring me from unethical behaviour
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The history of business is a long one focused primarily on the bottom line.  Realigning business education to more holistic objectives is a good step, but organizations themselves must have objectives and measures that help MBA students and leaders in business fulfill that  chage.

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How to Hang On to Your High Potentials

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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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Of leaders are in the business of developing other leaders, leading organizations need to be deliberate about their development of leaders.
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The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team

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So you were first in your MBA class and have the smarts of Jeff Bezos and Marissa Mayer combined. If you want the brightest possible future in business, you may still have a few things to learn.

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Like that this speaks to the fact that emotional intelligence can be built, fostered, grown, especially with listening and feedback.

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If you can’t criticize, don’t call yourself a leader - The Globe and Mail

If you can’t criticize, don’t call yourself a leader - The Globe and Mail | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)

Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic) | Leadership | Scoop.it
Lack of advancement, poor work-life balance and economics – here are the real deal breakers for employees.
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If leadership is all about inspiring the best in their employees, developing them, growing them, inspiring them, in support of organizational objectives, then more leaders really need to understand and prioritize understanding what makes employees tick, and what their deal breakers are.  From experience in a large organization, one of the challenges is the vastness of the teams. Not all managers are effective leaders, and there are plenty of amazing leaders who are not very high up in the hierarchy.  The challenge then becomes, how do you ensure your top talent don't reach their breaking point?  It seems from this, the key is to provide more strategic onramps to advancement opportunities, especially to high potential younger people and people who are talented, but may not have the conventional profile of a leader (e.g. diverse candidates, introverts, etc.)

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Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders - YouTube

This short video from @ScottWilliams provides 10 clear distinctives to help understand the difference between a manager and a leader. Thanks to Samson Varugh...
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Simple, elegant explanation of the distinction between leadership and management.  "Leaders don't actually have any staff...  They're in the business of developing other leaders."  

"Leaders drive change...  Managers ensure stability"

"Leaders set direction, Managers plan the details"

"Leaders use conflict as an asset, there's no movement without friction..."

"Leaders give credit, Managers take it."

"Managers tell the vision, Leaders sell it"


People don't want to be managed, they want to be inspired.  Ask yourself this question - if my title was removed, would people still follow me?

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