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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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8 questions for improving your leadership 

8 questions for improving your leadership  | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Here are some questions to help you evaluate whether your leadership contributes to a culture of encouragement.

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It is definitely necessary to improve functionality of community and organization as opposed to dysfunction.
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 7, 2016 10:22 AM
Do you express a positive attitude toward the objective or goal to be accomplished? 

(From the article): Sometimes the only time that a person may hear from their manager is when they haven’t performed as expected. This leaves people thinking that the only time anyone cares what they do is when they make a mistake. Rather than allowing people to constantly guess whether or not they are performing as expected, you should take every opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of others whether the task be small or large. You also want to encourage others to express appreciation to members of the team. Cultivating a culture of appreciation will increase both morale and productivity.
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The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement

The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Roger Francis, Isabelle Mayor, Jenny Ebermann
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Only 15% reach self-actualization. I wonder how many never get beyond security? More importantly, what constrains those people? As well, we should not mistake people who are busy selling themselves and their limited ideas with anything but the security level.

 

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 20, 2015 3:12 AM

Having worked in many engagement programmes over the years, fulfillment and decent treatment are really key for employees to feel motivated and happy at their workplace.

Frédéric Bataillou's curator insight, July 19, 2015 5:18 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

Janita Keating's curator insight, March 23, 2016 4:15 AM

I've always been a fan of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and I really appreciate this "tweaked" model because it maps it very close to the principles of employee engagement. 


 


 


 


On the survival level, I would add "I can't retire" as a common sign of disengagement.  As a supervisor, I do all I can to engage many of these staff as they often provide great context and insight as to what has been done in the past and how efforts can be optimized in order to succeed the next time we try them.  


 


 


 


 

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Only 12.3% of workforce possesses attributes of worker passion.

Only 12.3% of workforce possesses attributes of worker passion. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By cultivating the traits of worker passion in their workforce, organizations can make sustained performance gains and develop the resilience they need to…

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I wonder what is at the root of this trend? Is it that we are doing someone else's work? When we are engaged in work we find meaningful and that makes a difference, perhaps that would make a difference. It is interesting how making a difference makes a difference.

 

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BSN's curator insight, October 9, 2014 7:54 AM

Only 12.3% of workforce possesses attributes of worker passion.

#businesstips #management

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Leadership Turns On the Lights

Leadership Turns On the Lights | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I have worked with people who seemed to think their authority came from keeping the rest of us in the dark. They told us only what they thought we needed to know. They withheld information that would have helped us do a better job.

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It is a great metaphor. It is not just leaving people in the dark it is about surprising them as well. With the lights on we have a chance to see where the next step might land.

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:18 PM

Transparency is more complex than people tend to believe. It applies to how information/data is chosen, why it is relevant to the problem solving and decision making. Transparency also applies to the processes of problem solving, related concerns, laws/regulations/policies restricting certain actions, and can include domain specific conventions and strategies that may not be easily grasped in a sentence or two. Charts and graphs are only a small piece to the facilitation of transparency.

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The Power Of Thank You

The Power Of Thank You | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The two most important words that inspire action are thank you.   


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I found thank you along with greeting students and parents and acknowledging my errors were important in my pedagogic relationships.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 23, 2016 10:12 AM

(From the article): So say thank you every day – Not just to your unsung heroes who help you, but also to your peers, supervisors, customers, friends and children. Don’t take them for granted. Write a personal note. Take them to lunch. Send them a small gift. Acknowledge the good things that they do and the difference they make.

 

Most of all – do it sincerely. You’ll be impressed with the actions that follow.

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Introverts in the Workplace: Why they shouldn't be Underestimated

Introverts in the Workplace: Why they shouldn't be Underestimated | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Introverts have been having a bit of a moment in the spotlight lately. (Ironic, since that’s the place they’re least likely to enjoy themselves.) A few dozen Buzzfeed quizzes, a New York Times be…

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I struggled with my introversion for most of my adult life. I had a few advocates i.e. my spouse who helped me immensely. More recently, several colleagues recognized the strengths I presented and asked for me to use them. One thing about my introversion was, as a teacher, I had empathy for introverted students.

 

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5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You

5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top companies succeed in spite of poor leadership, a result of great products or concepts rather than motivated team members.

 

According to entrepreneurial counselor Michelle McQuaid, bad bosses cost businesses $360 billion in lost productivity every year. The stress caused by difficult supervisors can negatively affect an employee's overall health and workplace morale, eventually driving him or her out the door. Since losing one employee costs a business tens of thousands of dollars or more, your business will eventually suffer financially if you can't keep employee loss at a minimum.


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I wonder if in School we consider that 1/2 of new teachers leave the profession within 7 years? That does not account for those who obtain a degree and never enter the classroom. What does that mean in relationship to high staff turnover?

 

One way to look at leaders who are not liked is are they leading or managing. We need both, but I found many School managers focused on managing people and avoiding leading.

 

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:50 PM

If you look closely, you may find indications that you're not as popular with your staff as you think you are.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, August 19, 2014 10:15 PM

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