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Leaders: Got Questions? Ask Your People!

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Ken Blanchard tells a story about his early days as a consultant.  One day he was brought in to help address a turnover problem at a manufacturing plant in the Southeastern United States.  In spite...

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Dave Guerra (Author)'s curator insight, September 2, 4:53 AM

Hard to believe but true. Acres of diamonds are hidden in plain sight in many organizations. 

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10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask

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You team has questions they're afraid to ask. They've got limited information, but they figure if you wanted to tell them you would. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 6:22 AM

(From the article): Ignoring the tough questions, doesn't make them go away. In fact, your team is likely asking the questions, to themselves and to one another. Tackling the tough conversations head on will go a long way in building trust and respect on your team.

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Leadership and Management, can we do both?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 5, 10:44 AM

Great share here via @DanForbes from a pdf on Leadership in Social Enterprises.  While the pdf focuses on Social Enterprises, a lot of the material is useful to all leadership positions.  

 

The pdf can be viewed here:  http://www.schwabfound.org/sites/default/files/file_uploads/leadership_in_social_enterprise_2014.pdf?utm_content=buffer4aed5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer%EF%BB%BF

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 5:58 PM

Peter Vaill said the two are inseparable.

 

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Are You Sleepwalking Through Life?

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 14, 2:56 PM

Self-reflection can be painful but as they say, no pain no gain.  

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 14, 4:39 PM

There is a leadership crisis at the workplace.  


If 80% of organizations disappeared, nobody would miss them! 


This week's show is all about how being accountable to ourselves, having self-respect and trusting ourselves, can motivate us in life AND propel us to lead past the leadership crisis at work.  


And we connect all this to fitness with our guest, author and leadership expert, Rob Peters.


Are you the kind of leader that can leverage the leadership lessons from the gym to confront the  crisis in the workplace?


Check out the blog/podcast at:  http://bit.ly/Wc7hzu

 

David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 10:57 PM

http://algonzalezinfo.podbean.com/e/are-you-sleepwalking-through-your-career/


Regularly interesting podcasts on healthy workplaces from [url=/u/441556 x-already-notified=1]AlGonzalezinfo[/url].

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Rise and Fall of Leadership

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Few concepts have received such widespread attention over the last two decades as that of leadership. Below, Guido Stein discusses the complicated balance between leadership and results, and considers the qualities that make a great leader.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 2, 5:08 PM

Excellent scoop here via @RogerFrancis1.  Professor Stein does a wonderful job of showcasing how leadership is different than being a manager. 


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Influence. Leadership can be measured in terms of the influence the leader exercises over others, so that they do what the leader wants them to do and even want what the leader wants. Exercising such influence must come naturally, as in the phrase attributed to Margaret Thatcher: “Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to remind people that you are, you aren’t.”



donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 5:27 AM

(From the article): A person’s leadership skill determines his effectiveness as a leader, as it converts his personal dedication into results. Without that skill, his efforts will not have the impact they should have. Experience shows that some managers put a great deal of time, effort and concentration into their work but achieve very little, while others, in comparable situations, achieve much more with the same amount of effort. These more effective managers are able to reverse the ratio of effort to achievement by working as a team, so that everybody works with everybody else, rather than for everybody else.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 6:01 PM

Leadership can be induced in individuals but it cannot be mass-produced. At the pinnacle, leadership is conferred on the leader by others, whereas at the position level it is conferred by the company; at the second, third and fourth levels it is earned by the manager through his one-dimensional effort.

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Lead Wisely: Develop a Courageous Heart | Switch and Shift

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The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” But

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Don’t Quit When You’re So Close

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 24, 7:49 AM

Wonderful quote from Coach Dan, @DanVForbes the creator of the #LeadWithGiants virtual community.   As usual, Coach Dan helped me find the strength to keep going and re-inspired me in the process.  


From his post:


In, Think and Grow Rich, a book by Napolean Hill, he tells the story of Mr Darby who owned a gold mine during the Gold Rush days in Colorado. Although Mr. Darby unearthed some gold, it wasn’t enough to keep him going.


He worked harder, drilled farther, and dug deeper looking for more gold. He became tired, frustrated, and discouraged.  He began to think, what’s the use?


So, he quit. He gave up on his dream. He forsook his goal. He lost his passion.


In fact, he sold his mining equipment and the mine itself to a prospector for only a few hundred dollars.


Here’s the kicker. Within three feet of the place where Darby quit, the new owner tapped into a gold vein worth millions of dollars.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 24, 8:01 AM

Sometimes we are tempted to just quit.  We become discouraged and think, what’s the use. I’ve got two words of advice for you: Don’t Quit. And, here’s why…

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, June 13, 7:14 AM

When you're tempted to quit, remember the dream you held in the first place and follow it!

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Understand Your Brain To Change Your Luck In Life And Business

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Everywhere you turn, you can find something in this modern world that your brain was not originally equipped to deal with. So, with the world we have created stacking up against us, how does one learn to succeed in this modern world armed only with a Paleolithic brain?

Here are a few very basic tricks that will help you not just survive, but succeed at life. You have probably heard people suggest these things before, but science actually backs them up.

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Workplace Bullying - Bullies Out

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 8, 3:35 AM

Getting ready for my interview with [url=/u/454319 x-already-notified=1]David Hain[/url] on #HealthyLeadership and #Bullying.  David is a board member at Bullies Out and we will be discussing this fantastic resource. 


From the site:


All managers have the right and the authority to manage and strong management is not the same as bullying, but all managers should ask themselves the following questions:


  • Is the criticism constructive or destructive?
  • Is the criticism about the mistake, or about the person?
  • Is it designed to make the person aware of their error and to get it right in future, or just to humiliate them?

     

There is a very fine line between strong management and bullying, but when the sufferer becomes distressed, that line is crossed.


Checkout why people bully and what you can do about it, at:


http://www.bulliesout.com/workplace-bullying

David Hain's curator insight, May 8, 3:53 AM

Bullying starts in families and schools and carries on into the workplace. Help @BulliesOut do something about it through their programmes of education, awareness and support.

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3 Ways Mindfulness Develops Leaders | Wise Leader Group - Psychology in your hands

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Mindfulness enables leaders to manage and develop their thoughts, feelings and behaviour so that they can use them in a way that is appropriate for the situation. This can aid the development of leaders in 3 ways.

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The Cold, Hard Truth: You're Overwhelmed Because You Want to Be

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A new book rounds up simple but profound wisdom on how to stop feeling frantically overscheduled.Why are professional Americans so incredibly busy -- and so overwhelmed by this busyness?

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John Michel's curator insight, March 30, 5:48 AM

Are you as busy as you think you are? 

Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, March 31, 8:26 AM

We always attract what we complain about ...

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Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

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Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 10:15 PM

Leadership and directions

Dan Biles's curator insight, March 20, 5:34 AM

Avoid paralysis by analysis..."Highly effective leaders are decisive when called upon to make tough calls quickly and confidently. Take a moment to assess a difficult situation and then calmly and rationally consider your options. As soon as you have the information you need to make an informed decision, make it. Don't let fear of being wrong prevent you from making what you know is the right call."

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, March 22, 6:29 AM

De lo bueno a lo mejor

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Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question

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Are leaders born or made?  When I pose this question to executives or HR professionals, the vast majority say that leaders are made; that is, leadership is something one can learn.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 6:33 AM

Better ask "What do great leaders do?"

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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

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Do you remember your 5th grade teachers?  Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?
Today’s guest is doing just that! 


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 24, 6:02 AM

Find yourself a mentor, teacher or coach ...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 9:01 PM

Los Profesores de Como Líderes, mentores y Entrenadores.

Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, August 27, 1:03 AM

Magnífica reflexión para iniciar el nuevo curso.

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Our Brains Immediately Judge People

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We make calls on trustworthiness almost instantly

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the majority of this article is not available but if you google the title, several sites have the complete text available, like Everyday Health.
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Is Your CEO Annoyed? Fix It - The Role of Human Resources in Achieving Strategic Goals

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There is certainly a lot of junk being published about the evolving role of the Human Resources organization lately. The fact that it’s getting so much attention is a good thing, but the “expert”

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Rami Kantari's curator insight, July 16, 8:17 AM

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4 characteristics of Learning Leaders

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Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for our new forthcoming book (from Amazon in September) called ‘A Practical Guide to Self-Determined Learning: Experiences from the Field’.

 

It’s an edited work where lots of people share their experiences of using heutagogy in a variety of contexts. It should be fun and, hopefully, useful to people wanting to try something a bit different in their ‘classrooms’. I got so excited while writing the chapter that I thought I’d share some of its content with you. In this day and age there is no need to be patient, which suits me, as patience is not a strong point. And I might get some comments back to help me refine the chapter before it goes to air.

 

A number of insightful writers have suggested the skills that people need in order to cope with the 21st century. One of my favourites that appears to summarise all of them is from Jackie Gerstein who has put together a neat pictorial of these skills. See also Tony Wanger’s work, which Jackie acknowledges.

 

The skills she has identified are: effective oral and written communication; collaboration across networks; agility and adaptability; grit; resilience; empathy and global stewardship; vision; self-regulation; hope and optimism; curiosity and imagination; initiative and entrepreneurialism; and critical thinking and problem solving.

 

Some of the implications of self-determined learning are:

 

 


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Forget Command and Control--Try Connect and Inspire

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John Michel's curator insight, June 25, 3:23 AM

Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 5:30 AM

While there are certainly things leaders themselves can do to adapt their leadership style, individual change is not enough. We need to shift not only individual leaders but entire large organizations away from a culture of command and control to a more inclusive one that requires coordinated, sustained attention and commitment.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 5:54 AM

While there are certainly things leaders themselves can do to adapt their leadership style, individual change is not enough. We need to shift not only individual leaders but entire large organizations away from a culture of command and control to a more inclusive one that requires coordinated, sustained attention and commitment.

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5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders

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We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or constituents, are the ones who have true and lasting impact - ultimately making the world a better place to live in. [...]

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 23, 10:21 AM

Ensuring the show goes on when you move on is the best leadership you can demonstrate. 

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Empathy and Good Managers

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The traditional view of management is to drive results at all costs. Be hard on employees and they will perform. That employees’ personal lives don't matter, as they have nothing to do with work. Yet we know today that employees’ personal and professional lives do collide. Today’s workplace environment calls for an evolved way of management and of leadership. Today’s managers need to tap into other motivators to get results and inspire the best performance from employees.


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José Sánchez-Mota Prieto. Coach's curator insight, June 16, 3:18 AM

A día de hoy, los entornos laborales y los estilos de dirección están pidiendo a gritos una evolución en las formas de obtener rentabilidad, viabilidad y sostenibilidad en nuestras empresas. Y todo apunta a que la buena dirección pasa por conectar con lo que motiva a nuestros colaboradores y así ser capaces de inspirar sus mejores rendimientos.

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Seven Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't)

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Workers who are actively disengaged outnumber their engaged colleagues by an overwhelming factor of 2:1.

The good news is that there are companies out there bucking the trend, and we've discovered how. We studied 32 exemplary companies (collectively employing 600,000 people) across seven industries, including healthcare, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, and retail. At these companies, the engaged workers outnumber actively disengaged workers by a 9:1 ratio.

To understand what drives that tremendous advantage, we looked for contrasts between these businesses and a much larger set of companies we know to be struggling to turn around bland and uninspiring workplaces. We found seven elements in place at the companies with spirited employees that are notably lacking in the others. Are all of the seven causes of high performance? No doubt at least some of them involve virtuous circles. But as a recipe for an engaged workforce, these are ingredients we feel confident in recommending


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David Hain's curator insight, May 9, 2:45 AM

Gallup research discovers the magnificent 7 practices that lead to massively increased engagement - note no gimmicks or fads!

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5 Reasons Nice-Guy Leaders Actually Finish First

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Barry Salzberg, the Global CEO of Deloitte, believes that strong leadership doesn't have to be synonymous with hard personalities and demanding...

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Des Kirby's curator insight, April 17, 6:41 AM

Barry Salzberg, the Global CEO of Deloitte, believes that strong leadership doesn't have to be synonymous with hard personalities and demanding expectations. Here's how to lead by example.

John Michel's curator insight, April 17, 7:21 AM

Every CEO is different, and none of us are perfect, but the most effective and inspiring fall into one of these groupings.

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Reveal Yourself And Others Will Follow - Authentic Leadership - Forbes

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Jennifer Petrigliere: So, traditionally in leadership studies, we tend to focus on styles or actions of leaders, which of course are important.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 4:22 AM

This is an interesting interview and video on authenticity in leadership.

 

(KEY QUOTE)  So, traditionally in leadership studies, we tend to focus on styles or actions of leaders, which of course are important. But I think the way research is going, and what we are really uncovering now, is almost as important is the identity of the leader. Because of course if we think of leadership, the counter is followership, and how do we invoke followership? It is often invoked when people see in the leader a piece of themselves. So it is not just about influence and providing a vision, it is about representation. So does this person represent me as an individual? If I feel that they do, they have shared concerns, I am much more likely to follow them and to, if you like, give them leadership or an authority in the group.

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Return On Self-Awareness: Research Validates The Bottom Line Of Leadership ... - Forbes

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The phrase nosce teipsum, know thyself, has been a classic theme throughout history.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 18, 12:19 PM

 Self-awareness is the most crucial developmental breakthrough for accelerating personal leadership growth and authenticity.  Learning to pause to build self-awareness is an evolving process critical to leader success. 

donhornsby's curator insight, March 19, 5:03 AM

(From the article): 

  It is extremely valuable to know ourselves in order to leverage our potentialities:
 

We need to know our strengths to assert them in the appropriate circumstances;We need to know our vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and distressing emotions, to check them and to prevent asserting them inappropriately and in non-value creating ways;When we are not self-aware, people around us have a better sense of our strengths and weaknesses than we do, and we lose credibility;When we are self-aware, we are more in touch with reality; people trust and respect us more.

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The Overwhelmed Employee

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"We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear:  companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.

 

This is a worldwide issue. Gallup research shows that only 13% of employees around the world are actively engaged at work, and more than twice that number are so disengaged they are likely to spread negativity to others.

 

...And when we asked companies to evaluate their management practices they were particularly critical of the way they manage performance, leading us to the conclusion that performance management is broken. (Read The Myth of the Bell Curve for more on this topic)…"


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John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 9:22 AM

Now is the time to think holistically about your company’s work environment and consider what you can do to create passion, engagement, and commitment. It may be “the issue” we face in business over the next few years.

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, March 16, 10:18 PM

Much needed

Paul Cadario's curator insight, March 17, 11:39 AM

A global problem for organizations