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Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up

Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

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Senior managers often say that it is their people who matter most; then demonstrate the opposite by their behaviour! So here are some helpful tips to make sure you are really engaging your people where it matters!

 

Remember ... work is the thing you do, it is not the place you go to!

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:58 AM

fantastic advice all throughout!

John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 3:48 AM

We learned early on that our growth and success depended on our employees: how hard they worked, the ideas they had, how committed they were when times got tough, the types of relationships they formed with customers, and so much more. Keeping our employees inspired and happy, and honestly acknowledging how much we appreciated their loyalty and efforts, were some of our top priorities as business owners.


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11 wasy that we can make an impact at work, no matter where we are in the organization.

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Bureaucracy Must Die

Bureaucracy Must Die | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

Most of us grew up in and around organizations that fit a common template. Strategy gets set at the top. Power trickles down. Big leaders appoint little leaders. Individuals compete for promotion. Compensation correlates with rank. Tasks are assigned. Managers assess performance. Rules tightly circumscribe discretion. This is the recipe for “bureaucracy,” the 150-year old mashup of military command structures and industrial engineering that constitutes the operating system for virtually every large-scale organization on the planet.


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Definitely ... most definitely! In my own experience, bureaucracy stifles innovation, experimentation and pioneering ... and encourages the most dreaded of excesses ... mediocrity!

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Josée Lafontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:21 PM
Great article on why we must work towards eliminating bureaucracy.
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Leadership Matters: Never Too Many Leaders - Huffington Post

Leadership Matters: Never Too Many Leaders - Huffington Post | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
No one is immune to the need for leadership. There are already too many followers in our world, and the oft-quoted idea that only 1 percent of the population leads the many is actually true.
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Great post focused beautifully on the first fundamental - being able to lead yourself! If you can't do this, why on earth do you believe you can lead a team?

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The Overlooked Elements Of Profound Leadership Presence

The Overlooked Elements Of Profound Leadership Presence | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Leadership presence, while beneficial for those believed to have it, is most powerful when it's used to move, touch, and inspire people.
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Now this is something all great leaders have - presence! When it is used to move, touch or inspire people, its effect is amazing!

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Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership

Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

“Diversity trumps ability” as a sufficiently diverse, large group of non-experts often outperforms a small group of experts,” found Future Perfect authorSteven Johnson. In our increasingly complex, disruptive world, we will face more situations where we’ll benefit from calling on the so-called wisdom of the crowd.


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Loved this article scooped by John Lasschuit! What intrigued me was the diagram plotting the relationships. As a Mind Map devotee, it was always going to lure me in! What was even more interesting was the notion of connective leadership. Great leaders are communicators; they work with and through people and they build relationships that, in turn, develop further relationships. If they don't, they are not great leaders!

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 21, 2014 1:41 PM

This is Connected Educators month. We talk more and more about collaboration and working well together. While I'm not convinced the crowd is always the wisest, I think it's likely we'll hear more creative ideas from the crowd than if we work exclusive of the so-called non-experts.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:33 PM

"Diversity trumps ability" is a clear message to all classroom teachers, institutions & business innovation organizers.  

Vittori's curator insight, October 25, 2014 6:46 AM

Jamais sans les autres...

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L2L: Extraordinary Female Leaders in History

L2L: Extraordinary Female Leaders in History | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
This infographic is brought to you by the Brighton School of Business and Management
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Well done Brighton School of Business and Management! This is an excellent infographic!

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6 Ways to Communicate Better With Employees

6 Ways to Communicate Better With Employees | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Of all the contributors to business success, the ability to effectively communicate with employees is essential. Organizations that understand the importance of good communication tend to have highly unified workplaces.
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In a world of digital natives, the power of the spoken word is never more needed! Read on to find out why?

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6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014 | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Expect excellence. Set high but not unattainable standards and expect your employees to meet them. If your employees know you demand excellence of yourself, they're more likely to find it in themselves.
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Some great tips here from Victor Lipman!

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How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Identify prevent and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.
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This is an excellent and very descriptive post on the behaviours most leaders wish to overcome, often avoid or condone ... and should be dealing with! I love the word 'toxic' too as it describes beautifully the impact these behaviours have on teams and organisations, if left unchallenged!

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Is leadership born or built?

Is leadership born or built? | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
I say leadership can be taught. But then, I have a unique definition of leadership.
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This is a fascinating perspective from James G Clawson; one which I have some empathy with! I especially like the start of the closing paragraph - "Find your vision before you die!"

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Changing The Culture Of Rampant Dissatisfaction In The Workplace

Changing The Culture Of Rampant Dissatisfaction In The Workplace | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's insight:

This is a good post by Drew Hendricks, building on the infographic, and offering some useful tips for changing the culture of rampant dissatisfaction!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 30, 2013 2:41 PM

Great infographic showing various impacts on the workforce and hence engagement.

Darius Douglass's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:33 PM

This is an example of a quality infographic,  informative, relevant and visual.

donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:57 AM

Interesting infographic.

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Seven Ways To Increase Employee Satisfaction Without Giving A Raise

Seven Ways To Increase Employee Satisfaction Without Giving A Raise | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
A few years ago when employees became dissatisfied with their organization they would quit and get another job. Today, with placement opportunities very low and unemployment extremely high, very few people opt to quit and leave.
John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's insight:

Really good post by Jospeh Folkman on increasing employee satisfaction ... and engagement! I particularly liked #1 - Consistent Values and #2 - Long Term Focus! Without either of these leadership leads nowhere!

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Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up

Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's insight:

Senior managers often say that it is their people who matter most; then demonstrate the opposite by their behaviour! So here are some helpful tips to make sure you are really engaging your people where it matters!

 

Remember ... work is the thing you do, it is not the place you go to!

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:58 AM

fantastic advice all throughout!

John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 3:48 AM

We learned early on that our growth and success depended on our employees: how hard they worked, the ideas they had, how committed they were when times got tough, the types of relationships they formed with customers, and so much more. Keeping our employees inspired and happy, and honestly acknowledging how much we appreciated their loyalty and efforts, were some of our top priorities as business owners.


Michael Spurlin's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:32 AM

11 wasy that we can make an impact at work, no matter where we are in the organization.

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The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder

The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Think of two people who work in your organization: one a level or two below you, and the other a level above. Now imagine getting an email from each of them. Ask yourself how long it would take you
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Leaders everywhere ... take note!

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3 Critical Attributes of Leadership Presence | Switch and Shift

3 Critical Attributes of Leadership Presence | Switch and Shift | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
In the best leaders with whom I’ve worked, there are three consistent attributes I’ve noticed. These attributes create a presence that is strong, professional
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This is an excellent post on Leadership Presence! The first attribute - be real and vulnerable - is definitely what has made my role as a leader work so effectively. I know myself; I lead myself; I own my own weaknesses and I know what I do well! Keep focused on these things and you will lead well!

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How to Boost Your Mental Toughness: Tips From a Spy

Think your job is tough? Try convincing a Soviet agent to spy for the U.S. For that, you need a large dose of grit. Here's how to get it.
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I know LaRae personally ... and, if anyone can speak on mental toughness, she is that person! This is one facet of leadership fundamentals that all effective leaders must have.

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The Sacrifice of Authentic Leadership

The Sacrifice of Authentic Leadership | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
One of the biggest myths of leadership is what John Maxwell calls The Freedom Myth. Basically it says that once you’ve reached "the top" you're pretty much set. You have it made! You're free ...
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Now here's a fundamental leadership lesson - read, reflect and learn this priceless lesson!

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Transformational Leadership - The Latest Thinking in Leading Effective Teams

Transformational Leadership - The Latest Thinking in Leading Effective Teams | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Understand what Transformational Leadership is and how to use it to really drive people-centred success.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Great re-scoop from Susan Bainbridge - love the graphic illustration and the simple descriptions! True transformational leadership begins, in my view, with the people ... and ends with the people!

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Zeb WATURUOCHA, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:12 AM

Leadership is transformational and not transactional

Claude Emond's curator insight, October 25, 2014 12:06 AM

Praise for people-centered leaders

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:24 AM

There's nothing like the simplicity of a quadrant model to test your views of motivation and leadership, including transformational leadership, to boost us up and away from 20th century thinking that is no longer working well for us today.  ~  D

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Kindle eBook: hustle

Kindle eBook: hustle | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
A meditation on business and professional success, made-up with a carefully chosen selection of 133 meaningful quotes from a wide-range of leading thinkers, successful business people, creatives and industry experts in key areas: including Napoleon Hill, Marilyn Suttle, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Edward De Bono, Joe Pulizzi and many, many more.
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Thanks to Simon Larcombe for this suggestion. If you love quotes, this looks a great place to go!

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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014 | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness.
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Some great insights on developing your strengths and the traps to avoid in doing so by Scott Erdinger!

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Leadership Termites

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For the first six years after we moved into our current residence, my family enjoyed juicy, yellow loquat fruits from the tree that grew with abundance in our backyard. We would patiently anticipat...
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Mistrust, lack of integrity and disrespect - the three leadership 'termites' that will destroy your leadership of any team or organisation!

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:30 PM

"Rot within the ranks" is no accident.  Leaders at every level create organizational climate ... for better or for worse.  The good news is that any organization can be changed for the better -- and it all starts with the leader choosing to lead the organization towards someplace worth going!

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The Leadership Lesson They Don't Teach In Business School But Should

The Leadership Lesson They Don't Teach In Business School But Should | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
I’ve always believed leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity, but I’m afraid in recent times many leaders are losing that battle.
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Great post by Mike Myatt unveiling his new book, 'Hacking Leadership' ... and what this means for modern day leaders! Whilst I love what he says, I still believe that defeating mediocrity is a key obligation of every leader! I also agree that many are failing and his book provides key insights for how to overcome this!

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Employees don’t like working for creative managers

Employees don’t like working for creative managers | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
It’s a commonly held workplace belief that employees who succeed in their current roles should be rewarded with the chance to manage other employees.
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Two interesting myths commented upon by Carl Tsukahara you'd maybe like to challenge?

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This is a fascinating infographic, entitled 'Work is Hell'! What are you doing as a leader to combat most, if not all, of these common workplace issues?

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Why Is the Soft Stuff So Hard?

Why Is the Soft Stuff So Hard? | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

We know that the brain is exquisitely tuned to social relationships, shaped by and shaping our relationships with others from birth onwards. A number of evolutionary psychologists maintain that our brain is proportionately the largest of all mammals because of the need to maintain relationships with large numbers of people. So why should relationship issues be so hard and what can the neurosciences tell us that might help?

 

Article from Developing Leaders - Issue 13 - Autumn 2013. Find it on page 48-51 in the magazine.  


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I've always felt that the labelling of relationship management as 'soft stuff' is wholly inaccurate, as it has never been so and never will be!

 

Managing your relationships as a leader and manager has always been tough, complex and often downright hazardous! So 'soft stuff' is a complete oxymoron! However, here's a useful article to explore why is is so hard just that little bit further!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 30, 2013 2:51 PM

As we discuss Relationship Capital, this article can help understanding why the term is so tough to acknowledge.

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Investing in Leadership

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Investing in Leadership - The Huffington Post
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Jose Costa provides some key lessons on developing leadership.

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