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Development of leadership competencies at all levels improves succession planning and enables individuals to contribute in new ways.
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10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees

10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Want to hold tight to your talent? Don't do these things!
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Amen!  Even if we don't believe we are doing these things out right...like down playing values and mission, what are we DOING that sends that message anyway?   When our actions are incongruent with our Mission and Values associate especially those who feel called by the mission become disheartened and disconnected. Sometime we have jerks in management precisely because we hired for the past and did not invest in their development. That lack of development costs us more in the long run by -decreasing employee engagement, increased turnover, poor customer service, inability to accomplish goals /effect change through influence, hold any level of accountability and the list goes on.

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NeuroService: Use a BRAIN approach to build neuroscience principles into your customer service strategies

NeuroService:  Use a BRAIN approach to build neuroscience principles into your customer service strategies | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Are you leveraging the power of neuroscience to help your customers?  Or are you putting customers into a brain state that is undermining your goal of keeping them coming back? Let’s…
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I think we often underestimate the postive or negative impact we may have on internal customers and the subsequent effect that may have on not only our business but our professional future.

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When a Great Boss Says Goodbye – 5 Ideas to Salvage Support

When a Great Boss Says Goodbye – 5 Ideas to Salvage Support | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Perhaps you got your New Manager position with the help of your boss. Perhaps you inherited a supportive boss when you got your job. Maybe your excellent boss arrived after you did. However you came…
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I have had this happen a couple of time in my career and unfortunately I either didn't think to follow these suggestions, or didn't have time to do so before they were gone. I suppose if you have a strong enough relationship you may be able to do some of this after your boss has left. 

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How Right Action Can Raise Morale and Productivity

Just 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work, according to Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, which surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. That's up from 28% in 2010.

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Russ Bergeman's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:36 AM

Leaders have a choice whether to accept disengaged employees within their organization. They can choose to ignore the disengagement and accept inefficiency, or they can make the right changes. 

 

One of the solutions missing from this article is terminating the most disengaged employees who are often times a cancerous influence on others. Right action not only includes leading by example and efforts to raise morale, it may also include reshaping the organization's workforce.

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Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps

Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
If your company has core values, shouldn't you? Establishing your own personal guidelines can remove risk and accelerate success.
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10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.
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Perfecting Your Personal Pitch: A Case of Self-Branding

Perfecting Your Personal Pitch: A Case of Self-Branding | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
What’s your immediate response when you hear the phrase —You Need to Create a Pitch? Most people cringe in one way or another because the word “pitch’ when used in a business
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What Not to Say When Negotiating Your Salary

What Not to Say When Negotiating Your Salary | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
When you think back to your last job offer, were you happy with the result? I'm not proud to admit the number of jobs I accepted without attempting to negotiate anything, only to be discouraged about
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What is Your Innovation Style?

What is Your Innovation Style? | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Guest post from Shoya Zichy:Innovation is critical to an organization's growth and competitive advantage.Yet in a recent survey of 5,000 only 1 in 4 people believe they are living up to their…
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i"m definitely in the adaptable category..how about you?

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How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal

How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Reviews are unpleasant. But they can work in your favor.

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Lauren Nichols's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:52 AM

Great advice! Last year I took extra time to give specific examples of linking performance of job responsibilities to my personal / departmental goals completion and impact on overall organizational goals. It is time consuming but worth it,especially if you have a difficult time talking about our accomplishments.

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Note to Managers: Positivity Matters

Note to Managers: Positivity Matters | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Those who lead or manage others have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experience, they have the ability to influence
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Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter

Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Start catching yourself when the direct feeling of fraud, imposter, or fear of "being found out" comes up, and take a mental pause. Recognize that it's a distortion of the situation and dismiss it.
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Why Focus Should Really Be the Next "Big Thing"

Why Focus Should Really Be the Next "Big Thing" | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Avid multitaskers might disagree — but focus should really be the next "big thing". Over time, you may have determined that you were hopelessly unable to juggle tasks and complete them reasonably
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I think we should really consider focus when assigning work.  This article is probably aimed at a typical office environment but think about your healthcare workers, nurses, physicians and other bedside care givers. They usually work in a model that requires "multitaksing" and lots of interruptions.  The idea of focus is a really good case for alginig work in different ways to support focus-safety-quality!  Our leaders and especially managers are working through a multitude of change that requires attention to many projects throughout the day...are we doing any of them justice?  

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Influencing Without Authority, or Even With It—4 Key Behaviors

Influencing Without Authority, or Even With It—4 Key Behaviors | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer A common leadership challenge I hear in our workshops is: “How do I lead when…
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So I believe "personal power" is derived from relationship building...trust,respect etc. I always encourage individual contributors to take advantage of any development or training in leadership, communication, conflict resolution etc. These individuals who have no position of formal authority are often expected to affect large scale change, gain compliance and commitment from disparate groups through personal influence. In some case we expect more from these informal leaders than we do this in positions of power.

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Interview: How to Use Disruption to Become More Successful

Interview: How to Use Disruption to Become More Successful | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Bill Jensen often writes about making work simpler to be more productive and successful, but his latest book says it’s time we harnessed the power of disruption to achieve even more.
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This topic is probably familiar to those of us who have a high tolerance for ambiguity and a little scary for the more risk averse. Nevertheless, there are some good reasons to not settle or stay stuck in the status quo.

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The Secret to Making Good Decisions

The Secret to Making Good Decisions | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
On the way to a successful career, decisions have to be made, some of which will prove critical. One good decision can have positive repercussions for years, but so can one bad decision. Where
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Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In

Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between fitting in and belonging. In fact, fitting in can be one of the biggest barriers to belonging, says researcher and author Brené Brown. Fitting in is about assessing...

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John Michel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:08 AM

Creating a sense of belonging for people requires that leaders be engaged. It means investing time and energy to understand what’s going on with their people, their hopes and dreams, their fears and insecurities. Fostering belonging is about humanizing the workplace and creating a safe space where people can be vulnerable, real and authentic.

Russ Bergeman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:07 AM

This is a great piece that describes the challenge that many organizations deal with on a daily basis – the difference between employees fitting in and truly belonging. The most productive employees, those who are engaged, feel a sense of belonging, not just fitting in.

 

Although leaders can play a role in developing a culture of engagement, it really starts with the hiring process. I am a major proponent of implementing a scientifically and validated assessment tool (e.g., ProfileXT) to help on-board the “right” people who will have a more natural fit within the organization.

 

It may seem relatively easy for people to “adapt” in order to execute in a job or career. But, eventually, this will catch up with employees and show up in their overall work performance. When an organization hires people who will culturally belong leaders have more time to concentrate on other high payoff activities.

 

To learn more about the ProfileXT and it use for on-boarding, promoting, team-building, etc., visit - http://theemployersedge.com/assessment or contact me – russ@theemployersedge.com.

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Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid?

Which Behaviors Must Leaders Avoid? | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Three common offenders that damage employee relationships.

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Anna Conrad's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:25 AM

Most people don't realize when they are exhibiting these (and other negatively impactful) behaviors. 

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You Are Conditioned By the Past ...

You Are Conditioned By the Past ... | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
... But You Don't Have to Be Its VictimBy any definition of the word "success," it requires good decision-making. Knowing this, business school and university departments of political
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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures.

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Anna Conrad's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:13 AM

Good article, but I caution against #9.  Instead of increasing responsibility (not everyone wants this!), focus on their growth (see #4).

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Emotional Baggage BEFORE a Challenging Conversation

6 Ways to Get Rid of Emotional Baggage BEFORE a Challenging Conversation | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
If you can travel lightly, emotionally speaking, a challenging conversation will take a lot less effort. But how do you unload that excess emotional baggage? Here are a few creative ways to get the…
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Lois Zachary's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:30 AM

A common sense approach to staying in conversation.

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Looking for someone to lead the way - Tribune-Review

Looking for someone to lead the way - Tribune-Review | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
Looking for someone to lead the way
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What is the formula for the most successful leader? Is it being the compassionate leader who believes people are the most important resource?
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The Four Qs of Career Success

The Four Qs of Career Success | Leadership Development at all Levels | Scoop.it
The National Center for Education Statistics estimates there are 1,791,000 bachelor degree graduates in the class of 2013, many of whom will be entering the job market for the first time. At PwC, we
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19 challenging thoughts about leadership 2nd edition

2nd edition of 19 challenging thoughts about leadership
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