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Leadership Termites

Leadership Termites | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
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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"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!

Leadership Fundamentals
A series of articles and posts that grab the core elements of outstanding leadership!
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New Leadership

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The Changing Face of Modern Leadership

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Loved this infographic from HBR/Daniel Goleman about some fundamental modern-day leadership focus!

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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Being able to give and receive/act on feedback is a fundamental leadership skill ... for leaders at all levels and in all sectors!

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10 Inspirational Quotes From Women Business Leaders

10 Inspirational Quotes From Women Business Leaders | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

To celebrate the $10 bill getting a female face, here are 10 quotes from women who offer wisdom for the ages.

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And we need more of this - especially given the recent gender inequality research carried out by the Chartered Management Institute!

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50 Motivational Quotes From Disruptive, Trailblazing, Inspiring Women Leaders

50 Motivational Quotes From Disruptive, Trailblazing, Inspiring Women Leaders | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Whatever "leadership" looks like to you -- in the home, in the office, in the world -- know you're an inspiration to those who are following your path.
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And some more powerful and motivational quotes!

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What We Learned About Management in 2015, in 25 Charts and Graphics

What We Learned About Management in 2015, in 25 Charts and Graphics | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
From leadership and sales to robots and beer.
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Some fascinating insights from HBR!

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.
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Critical to Leadership Fundamentals, building trust with your team! Here Simon Sinek gives his views!

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Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company

Decoding leadership: What really matters | McKinsey & Company | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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And what are those behaviours? Check out the article!

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Do You Have The Skill That Makes You Look More Credible, Confident And Capable?

Do You Have The Skill That Makes You Look More Credible, Confident And Capable? | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
One-on-one communication is good. One-on-200 communication is even better.
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Jennifer has a wonderful point! I first started public speaking as a part-time trainer for Sandwell Borough Council back in 1982! Since then I have gone on to speak regularly to a variety of audiences in a wide range of settings.

 

It has certainly helped establish my reputation as a credible, trustworthy and knowledgeable individual.

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits.

Via Rami Kantari
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I have always found meditating a helpful experience. When aligned with growing your self-awareness as a person and a leader, then you will see growth in your development!

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10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Before starting my Executive Coaching practice I was a Financial Advisor and Coach to my team. In that industry a study was conducted of the most successful Wealth Management Advisors to discover the most important skill possessed by Top Advisors.What did the study reveal?The number one skill is empathetic listening.The ExperimentAn experiment was conducted where advisors watched a video interview of a prospective client couple. After watching, they were then asked to describe the husband from the interview.One advisor said “arrogant,” Another said “defensive.” Another

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Great advice from my friend Dan Forbes!

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Dan Forbes's curator insight, April 30, 2015 9:23 AM

An Experiment reveals the power of Empathetic Listening.

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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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Listen, learn ... then lead

Listen, learn ... then lead | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets?

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Great presentation on two fundamental skills of any leader - listening and learning!

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The 4 Attributes of Transformational Leadership | The Edvocate

The 4 Attributes of Transformational Leadership | The Edvocate | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

Leadership - it’s not just giving orders. The role of school administration is about more than just making schedules and disciplining children. T

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There are more attributes - those these are four good ones!

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What it takes to be a great leader

What it takes to be a great leader | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose.

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On the other hand, after 40+ years in the leadership business, learning from role models tended to be more of a negative experience!

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50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Need a little pep talk? These inspirational quotes should get you in the right frame of mind.
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Here's some great thoughts to guide you!

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The Three Measures of Your Leadership Success

The Three Measures of Your Leadership Success | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Assessing your effectiveness requires looking simultaneously at the past, the present, and the future.
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So how would you score? I had a good year last year, using Michael Hyatt's approach to last year review and I'm anticipating my best year ever this year!

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How great leaders inspire action

How great leaders inspire action | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
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If you never seen Simon do his 'Golden Circle' thing, now's the time to do it!

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Leadership Summed Up on a Paper Napkin

Leadership Summed Up on a Paper Napkin | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
The best business strategies are simple enough to fit on the back of a napkin. How executives sum up their approaches to achieving career heights.

Via FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist
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Very catchy way to sum up some great ideas!

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 16, 9:54 AM

A leadership manifesto doesn't have to be long-winded. Here, some leadership pros share scraps of insight that speak volumes.

James D Johnson's curator insight, January 16, 12:03 PM

KISS...great concepts neatly summarized

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L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees - Linked 2 Leadership

L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees - Linked 2 Leadership | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees
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Here's an excellent and very detailed infographic from Tom Schulte on a matter that puzzles lots of leaders!

 

If you're not following or in the 'Linked2Leadership' LinkedIn group you need to join urgently!

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Self Promotion Is A Leadership Skill

Self Promotion Is A Leadership Skill | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it
It is important to see that self-promotion is a leadership skill. It is your responsibility to talk about what you and your team have achieved, not only for your own benefit, but also for the team and the company. It’s how to create influence. It’s how you sell your ideas across the organization. It’s the basis of building relationships with key stakeholders and gaining access to the power networks.

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If you get a chance to read her book or, better still, hear a podcast by Bonnie Marcus, take it! You will not be disappointed!

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 30, 2015 8:49 AM

Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.

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Developing as a Leader? Sometimes Less Is More—3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Developing as a Leader? Sometimes Less Is More—3 Questions to Ask Yourself | Leadership Fundamentals | Scoop.it

I was recently coaching a client who had been identified by his organization as a top performer. During our first call, we talked about the things he initially wanted to focus on for his professional growth and development.


In short order, the client mentioned five large development goals—and my sense was that he could have easily doubled that list if I had given him an extra minute or two.


This didn’t surprise me—my experience has been that if asked, most leaders can identify a laundry list of development goals for themselves.


What I’ve learned, though, is that for leadership development to be most effective it’s better to focus on only one or two objectives at a time—to gather, versus scatter, our forces when establishing a learning focus.


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Developing your reflective capacity is an on-going task for all leaders and emerging leaders!

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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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