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Change Leader, Change Thyself

Change Leader, Change Thyself | Leadership | Scoop.it

Organizational change is inseparable from individual change. Simply put, change efforts often falter because individuals overlook the need to make fundamental changes in themselves. Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.



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Change starts with awareness. This article has excellent insights, along with an easy-to-understand chart from Erica Ariel Fox on leaders' power sources and "sweet spots."

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Self-awareness is a key component of leadership. 

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Organizations don’t change—people do
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An American Management Association study of Fortune 500 companies found that “…less than 50% of changes in their organizations were successful, and that employee resistance was the main reason for failures.”  This is why it's necessary to focus on the person.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Leadership | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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"The onset of stress entices the brain into growing new cells responsible for improved memory. However, this effect is only seen when stress is intermittent." Stress can be a positive motivator, but prolonged stress suppresses the brain’s ability to develop new cells.

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Ten tips for communications rock-stardom | SenateSHJ

Ten tips for communications rock-stardom | SenateSHJ | Leadership | Scoop.it
Emily Watt reports back from the International Association of Business Communicators World Conference, and shares ten top tips for becoming a communications rock-star.
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"Human brains are wired for story-telling," and the best stories are human and personal. 

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

27 Tips for Mastering Anything | Leadership | Scoop.it
What does it take to become a master at your craft? Here are some pointers to get you started.
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#2: Find your perfect niche, and stand out.

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CEOs: Beware of Micromanaging

CEOs: Beware of Micromanaging | Leadership | Scoop.it
Kevin Dincher discusses the problematic effects of micromanaging for CEOs and how delegating is critical to the success of your company.
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Six signs you are a micromanaging CEO.

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New Blog “From the Corner Office” First to Tackle Executive Wellness Issues

New Blog “From the Corner Office” First to Tackle Executive Wellness Issues | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Company wellness programs may not be all that effective, especially for busy execs. My client Sam Hester--author, speaker and executive wellness coach--offers advice for CEOs in his newly-launched blog.

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5 Ways To Project Confidence

5 Ways To Project Confidence | Leadership | Scoop.it
Confidence is the personality trait most responsible for an individual's ability to deal well with organizational transitions.
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Carol Kinsey Goman offers insights that can help when you're interviewing for a job, taking on a new role or leading a team.

 

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Seven Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't)

Seven Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't) | Leadership | Scoop.it
Gallup has uncovered seven unusual, innovative, and proven tactics to create productive and profitable working environments. You're not likely to find these ideas elsewhere.

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Great employers see tolerance of mediocrity as the enemy, Gallup reports. Worth a read for anyone looking to create an environment in which employees can excel and enjoy their work at the same time.

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Lead at your best

Lead at your best | Leadership | Scoop.it

Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mindsets that limit your potential as a leader. As important as mindsets are, we often skip ahead to actions. We adopt behavior and expect it to stick through force of will. Sadly, it won’t if we haven’t changed the underlying attitudes and beliefs that drove the old behavior in the first place. Making matters worse, our behavior affects other people’s mindsets, which in turn affect their behavior. A leader’s failure to recognize and shift mindsets can stall the change efforts of an entire organization. Indeed, because of the underlying power of a leader’s mindsets to guide an entire organization toward positive change, any effort to become better leaders should start with ourselves, by recognizing the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that drive us.


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Shifting focus to strengths can be powerful.

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Change Leader, Change Thyself

Change Leader, Change Thyself | Leadership | Scoop.it

Organizational change is inseparable from individual change. Simply put, change efforts often falter because individuals overlook the need to make fundamental changes in themselves. Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Susan Burnell's insight:

Change starts with awareness. This article has excellent insights, along with an easy-to-understand chart from Erica Ariel Fox on leaders' power sources and "sweet spots."

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, April 3, 2014 10:33 AM

Self-awareness is a key component of leadership. 

Anne Landreat's curator insight, April 4, 2014 1:26 AM
Organizations don’t change—people do
Joyce Layman's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

An American Management Association study of Fortune 500 companies found that “…less than 50% of changes in their organizations were successful, and that employee resistance was the main reason for failures.”  This is why it's necessary to focus on the person.

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What Great Corporate Wellness Programs Do - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Great Corporate Wellness Programs Do - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Leadership | Scoop.it
What Great Corporate Wellness Programs Do
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In a recent HBR post, “In Defense of Corporate Wellness Programs,” doctor and entrepreneur Rajiv Kumar took on the doubters about the value of workplace wellness programs.
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3 Soft Skills Needed By Every Great Leader | CAREEREALISM

3 Soft Skills Needed By Every Great Leader | CAREEREALISM | Leadership | Scoop.it
There's nothing warm and fuzzy about these abilities. Here are three soft skills needed to become a great leader in your field.
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#1 and #2 can easily be learned. #3 might take some time.

 

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7 leadership lessons from coaching Little League

7 leadership lessons from coaching Little League | Leadership | Scoop.it
The wisdom one can obtain on the baseball diamond can apply to the workplace. Both fields of engagement require discipline and teamwork.
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If you can coach kids successfully, coaching work teams will be a breeze.

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6 qualities of bad managers that send employees running

6 qualities of bad managers that send employees running | Leadership | Scoop.it
Certain traits, tendencies, and behaviors will send associates to outside job boards in a hurry. Are you pushing employees toward the exit?
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Six ways your management style could be failing.

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May 25, 2014–Managing by wandering around

May 25, 2014–Managing by wandering around | Leadership | Scoop.it
Managing by wandering around As we now know the vital importance of getting up and moving around, why not utilize the time to best advantage? When you are on your walkabouts during the day, wander around and visit employees in…
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Walking around the office is good for your own health, and your company's health too.

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Are You a Micro-Manager or Chief Executive?

Are You a Micro-Manager or Chief Executive? | Leadership | Scoop.it
There is a big difference between the skillset needed by a chief executive and by an entrepreneur. The best people operating in the world of business understand and grasp the fundamental differences
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The best CEOs understand what motivates people and they're not afraid to delegate. A creative, unpredictable entrepreneur may not always have these skills.

 

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If You Want To Be A Leader, Start Acting Like One

If You Want To Be A Leader, Start Acting Like One | Leadership | Scoop.it
People are constantly asking me for advice on how to get promoted. They want to move up the ranks at their company, take on more leadership work, and be held responsible for more moving parts. While the notion of being a leader seems nice (but far off), you’ve got it [...]
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And, I would add, take responsibility for your own professional development and leadership training - don't wait for your company to send you to a seminar.

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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment | Leadership | Scoop.it
It is easy to say “we are customer focused” and overlook subtle changes in consumer demand, or to justify cost cutting as a rational business maneuver in a tough market environment. But if these measures don’t accomplish your strategic vision or sync with the reality of your customer, there is little hope for leading the market.

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Stay tuned in to your customers when you start making changes, or they may decide you're no longer relevant.

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Spanx Founder Sara Blakely on family, mentoring and keeping the competition ‘behind’ her - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely on family, mentoring and keeping the competition ‘behind’ her - Tampa Bay Business Journal | Leadership | Scoop.it
Sara Blakely cannot help herself but to look at women's rear ends at the airport.
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This successful entrepreneur learned very early to change her outlook on failure.

 

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How Executives Around The World Balance Their Personal And Professional Lives

How Executives Around The World Balance Their Personal And Professional Lives | Leadership | Scoop.it

New research from Harvard Business School suggests executives who make deliberate choices experience satisfaction in both their personal and professional lives.


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