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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk

How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Be humble, and be real.

Via Karen Dietz, David Hain
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

It is always hard to find the balance between too modest and too full of one's self.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 2015 5:39 AM

This is a key balance to pull off for successful influencing and building relationship capital!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 23, 2015 9:52 AM

Excellent insights for those, like me, that struggle with self promotion. Well worth the read.

ASVP's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:13 AM

Definitely worth reading

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Complexity, Leadership and storytelling

Complexity, Leadership and storytelling | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Yet while political organisations have always been a rich fund of colourful stories (who’s up, who’s down, who’s in and who’s out) and powerful visions (I have a dream …) this is excluded from the traditional account of managerial leadership. Our research highlights the distinctive ways in which storytelling serves strategic purposes for chief executives’ leadership behaviour. This short article outlines some of our headline findings and argues that storytelling should be recognised as central to the ways in which local authority chief executives act as leaders."


Via Karen Dietz, Roy Sheneman, PhD
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Good science is a mix of philosophy, storytelling, and observations of the world we live in.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 10, 2013 4:59 PM

This is a very thoughtful read on storytelling as a core competence for leaders. The author and organizational consultant, Mike Bennett from Glasgow, Scottland provides the reasons for why storytelling is a leadership core competence, especially today.


Actually, I think the points made can apply to anyone in business. And what I love about the article is that it has depth to it. So there is food for thought here, which I really appreciate. It is too easy to be glib around business storytelling these days. We need more articles like this one.


The material shared is based on research but the writing is anything but academic. So don't worry, it is engaging to read.


Bennett shares 3 specific areas where storytelling is particularly impactful. These are not a revelation, but I like his appreciation of the complexiities for each:

  1. Persuasion
  2. Establishing credentials
  3. Learning


In each of the areas he provides a good discussion of how storytelling is essential, along with insights into ethical issues and little recongized side benefits.


The tone of the article is positive and I know you will come away with thoughts about how the points made apply to you. Enjoy.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Beth Robinson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:15 PM

Stories are a good way to get people from different backgrounds relating to the same set of circumstances and can provide a touchpoint for discussing their different needs.

Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Ivon and Beth -- good points! Thanks for sharing.
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10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. They must evaluate how their leadership brand is being perceived by others and whether or not it has grown tired and requires a tune-up.  Leaders must take pause and reach out to those before them who have already lived the situations they are about to experience themselves – and embrace these perspectives as nuggets of wisdom in preparation for what lies ahead of them.

 


Via Daniel Watson, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Jerry Busone, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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The first lesson is a good place to begin. We become so busy we do not look up and from side-to-side. Leaders need to be present and aware of what is happening and not happening. They need to be aware of who is best served to take the reins in a given situation.

 

In School, leadership and management should be intertwined. Quite often, I found that the latter was used almost exclusively and leadership did not exist.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:14 AM

Here they are:


1. Opportunities Are Everywhere, But Few Have Eyes to See Them
2. Without Strategy, Change Is Merely Substitution, Not Evolution
3. An Entrepreneurial Attitude is the Difference Between Reinvention and Complacency
4. Continuously Refresh Your Thinking and Be Courageous Enough to Apply It
5. The Wiseman Forfeits His Fortune When He Does Not Trust Himself
6. Manage Your Leadership Brand or Someone Else Will
7. Adversity May Make or Break You – But It Primarily Reveals You
8. A Leader’s Success Is Never Won or Lost in One Instant. It Is Always a Culmination.
9. Give to Others in Faith, Not in Expectation.
10. Tell Me Who You Associate Yourself With And I Will Tell You How You Lead


The article comments briefly each of those «lessons»

Progressive training's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:21 AM

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

 

#leadership #management #business

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

 

 

(From the article): As leaders, you must begin to look beyond the obvious and open your eyes to see the opportunities previous unseen.   Leadership requires you to have circular vision and when you begin to grow complacent, you only see the obvious details before you – rather than those they lie around, beneath and beyond what you seek.  In fact, your mindset becomes stagnate because you are not stretching your perspectives enough to see more than you want to.

 

When you fall into this trap, it’s time to reshuffle the deck, and map out the internal and external factors that are influencing your thinking. You must begin to identify areas that can be improved –  such as relationships, workshop culture, networking, how you are investing in yourself (or lack thereof), etc.

 

It’s not experience, but rather opportunity that is the true mother of success.   Be more mindful about how you manage opportunity before it begins to manage you.

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How To Leverage the Science of Relationships to Gain True Influence

How To Leverage the Science of Relationships to Gain True Influence | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

If you define influence by the size of your Klout score, you can stop reading this right now.

 

If you believe influence is driven by the creation of a relationship between two parties, where one sees the other as truly knowledgeable about a particular product or service, then let’s talk about the science behind that influence.


Via janlgordon, John van den Brink, Ivo Nový
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Leadership is more about influence than about being out in front.

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Caroline Price's comment, July 16, 2013 5:59 AM
yes...some people are worthy of respect; others less so...
Therese Matthys's comment, July 16, 2013 12:34 PM
Caroline - so true!
Philippe Trebaul's comment, September 9, 2013 11:48 AM
You're all totally true. I really agree with you. I would add that "followers" are (normally, except for fake profiles...) persons. And persons MUST be respected. I agree too with you, Sigrid, concerning the fact that influence could be better mesured by interactions. Thx a lot for your reactions. It's very kind from you! Have a great week. Best regards :) Philippe