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Listening: 5 Things People Love Talking About!

Listening: 5 Things People Love Talking About! | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
It's a horrible thing to read, but the last thing people want to talk about is you!
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Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?

Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
A shift from a transactional to a transformational form of leadership in many organizations is revolutionary. The ROI? Improved safety performance.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 27, 3:50 AM

"...It will also require the great effort to live and be true to the new reality..."

 
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How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Historically, leaders achieved their position by virtue of experience on the job and in-depth knowledge. They were expected to have answers and to readily provide them when employees were unsure about what to do or how to do it. The leader was the person who knew the most, and that was the basis of their authority.

Leaders today still have to understand their business thoroughly, but it’s unrealistic and ill-advised to expect them to have all the answers. Organizations are simply too complex for leaders to govern on that basis. One way for leaders to adjust to this shift is to adopt a new role: that of coach. By using coaching methods and techniques in the right situations, leaders can still be effective without knowing all the answers and without telling employees what to do.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 20, 8:27 AM

(From the article): When you coach as a leader you don’t need to be the expert. You don’t need to be the smartest or most experienced person in the room. And you don’t need to have all the solutions. But you do need to be able to connect with people, to inspire them to do their best, and to help them search inside and discover their own answers.

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When to Bring in a Professional Coach

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Four scenarios that require more than a manager.

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The Measure Of A Leader - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

The Measure Of A Leader - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Great leadership is not something we experience, it is something we create—and that is why we must asses to see how we measure up to our leadership
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The 4 Unshakable Beliefs of Every Great Leader

The 4 Unshakable Beliefs of Every Great Leader | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Real success begins with being convinced that your company and your team are the best.
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How I Made my Business Meetings More Productive in 3 Simple Steps

How I Made my Business Meetings More Productive in 3 Simple Steps | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

I am a small business owner and just like many other people in my situation I struggle with the same everyday problems. One of the worst problems I had to deal with were the business meetings me and my team used to have. I thought that these meetings are essential to an organization so we used to hold them regularly, often without good reason. I’m saying this is one of the worst problems I had to deal with because I didn’t know it was a problem until it was almost too late. Here’s what I did to solve it:


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 25, 10:17 AM

(From the article): I guarantee you that if you follow my advice you will be able to improve your business meetings too. If you need some extra help you can also get one of the readily available software solutions such as Pronestor, YaRooms and GetaRoomdeveloped for instance. These will make every aspect of organizing meetings a breeze. 

donhornsby's curator insight, February 25, 10:19 AM

I guarantee you that if you follow my advice you will be able to improve your business meetings too. If you need some extra help you can also get one of the readily available software solutions such as Pronestor, YaRooms and GetaRoomdeveloped for instance. These will make every aspect of organizing meetings a breeze. 

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5 Ways to Turn Good Employees Into Great Leaders

5 Ways to Turn Good Employees Into Great Leaders | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Try these strategies to boost employee engagement and productivity and keep your best people around.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 PM

Lead by example!

 

(From the article): Last, but certainly not least, lead by example. Model the leadership skills employees need to adopt in order to become great leaders: professionalism, transparency, confidence, commitment and respect. Employees look to their employers for answers, so leaders should aim to continuously model what it is to be a successful, positive model in the workplace. It doesn’t cost a dime and the results are priceless.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 23, 1:56 PM

Great strategies worth considering and applying to your organization.

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Tips To Bring Energies To Employee Engagement - TalentCulture

Tips To Bring Energies To Employee Engagement - TalentCulture | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Employee Engagement: individual’s investment of wisdom, skills, energies, creativity and time in the work assigned. 


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When Things Get Really Bad, Here's The Leadership Skill You Need Most - Forbes

When Things Get Really Bad, Here's The Leadership Skill You Need Most - Forbes | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Challenging situations are the biggest test of leadership. Here's a way to make sure you pass the test.

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The 100 Best Leadership Blogs Based on Social Shares « Leadership In Action

The 100 Best Leadership Blogs Based on Social Shares « Leadership In Action | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

For the last two years we’ve published a list of the most socially-shared leadership blogs. Since these leadership blogs are shared quite a bit on social media, we like to call them the Best Leadership Blogs. We’ve compiled the list again, based on social-share data from 2014.


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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 4:53 AM

Click for #Leadership wisdom!

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If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week

If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Is the traditional 40-hour work week dead? Today’s nine-to-fiver can only look at all of the alternative proposals being bandied about and savor the possibilities: the four-day work week, the 30-hour work week, the 21-hour work week, and even the no-day work week. With the advent of telecommuting, flexible hours, globalization and answering emails after hours and on vacation, the American worker has entered the era of the fuzzy work-home divide.


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Kimberly Kline's curator insight, February 18, 12:13 PM

Telecommuting & Compressed work weeks are part of the modern work week.  Employers would do well to deal with them now, and get practices in place, to attract and keep quality employees!

John Norman's curator insight, February 19, 4:42 AM

There is still a clear division between those that work for themselves and those that work for someone else. How many hours a week does the self employed person work, particularly when they are first starting out compared the person in say a middle management position?

I would be great to get some feedback.

Is it still a fundamental equation of What's In It For Me (WIIFM) or is there more to it?

TalentFinders-TX's curator insight, February 19, 12:38 PM

The ‘No Hour’ Work Week is the reality today

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New publication: ‘The Performance Triangle. A Model for Corporate Agility’

New publication: ‘The Performance Triangle. A Model for Corporate Agility’ | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Articles from conference presentation, publications, and papers

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Lukas Michel's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:08 AM

A preview on our new publication with the research on our book and management model for more agility of firms: Download: http://www.agilityinsights.com/en/publications/Publications

Antoine Bonhomme's curator insight, February 19, 5:07 AM

Interesting model with some details on the level of interactions between the different part of the triangle (leadership, culture, system), in the context of increasing pace of change, where stability of organizations becomes rare and challenge ability of companies to remain high perrfomers.

Steve Petzer's curator insight, February 19, 10:09 AM

"To win in an increasingly dynamic, ambiguous, and volatile environment, leadership teams in most industries must be agile – flexibly react to early signs and act on them quickly.  In the increasingly complex operating environment of an organization where stakes on even small decisions are high, leaders need to rely on employees at the periphery to make decisions..."

Agility and trustworthiness are to very key characteristics any winning team should have!

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15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People

15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 7:14 AM

(From the article): Persuasive people are adept at reading and responding to other people. They rely heavily on emotional intelligence (EQ) to bring people to their way of thinking. With 90% of top performers high in emotional intelligence, it's no wonder that persuasive people rely on this skill to get ahead. Add these skills to your repertoire, and you're on your way to joining this exclusive group.


Rhonda Harris's curator insight, February 27, 10:05 AM

I wish I had that ability.  Great scoop

Graeme Reid's curator insight, Today, 7:09 PM

Some useful tips on how to enhance your influencing skills.

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Employee Engagement and the Positive Approach

Employee Engagement and the Positive Approach | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Does happiness at work drive greater productivity? 


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 26, 10:31 AM

Time that companies recognized the intricate connections and causal direction between happiness and productivity.

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FOUR INVISIBLE FORCES DRIVING YOUR THINKING

FOUR INVISIBLE FORCES DRIVING YOUR THINKING | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
 We like to believe that we are independent to think as we want, that we are free to decide how we run our lives, we believe that our decisions are rational and the reasons why we do what we do are...

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David Hain's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:19 AM

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble,is what you know for sure that just ain't so - probably Mark Twain

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 9:49 AM

Interesting perspective to consider...

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 26, 5:46 PM

We like to believe that we are independent to think as we want, that  our decisions are rational and that we are free to make whatever choices we may want. But reality is different.

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Authentic or Effective Leadership?

Authentic or Effective Leadership? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Trust! It is a vital element of leadership, at least Authentic Servant Leadership. I suppose an effective leader can get away with a lack of trust, but the leadership of someone who is merely effec...

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John Michel's curator insight, February 17, 9:08 AM

Authentic Leaders are genuine, the real deal. They lead, they make good things happen. The real difference comes when we add the word “servant.” A servant is described as a “person working in the service of another.”

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The Four Critical Needs of High Performing Teams :

The Four Critical Needs of High Performing Teams : | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
The Four Critical Needs of High Performing Teams are Skills, Tools, Authority and Resources. Each of these elements are interconnected and are essential.
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6 Coaching Skills to Help Managers Receive Feedback

6 Coaching Skills to Help Managers Receive Feedback | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers.

This sentence has quickly become very popular on social media and reached a massive amount of likes and comments. So, how is it possible that employees for years, every day for eight or more hours, are working with someone and never mention they feel that they are badly treated?


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5 Visionary CEOs and Their Key Traits That Every Leader Should Master

5 Visionary CEOs and Their Key Traits That Every Leader Should Master | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
You may believe that the leaders you admire are smarter, luckier or more creative than you, but the attributes that make them wildly successful can be honed over time.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 25, 10:09 AM

Always a good idea to copy the habits of successful people.

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The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting

The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
The key to success with presentation—and storytelling in general—is to focus not on getting approval or a particular response from the audience, but on giving something meaningful to them. That is, it’s not about getting but about giving.

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Art Jones's curator insight, February 23, 3:55 PM

This book follows the age old saying which is: "you have to give to get". 

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5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation - Huffington Post

5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation - Huffington Post | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
I decided to take a couple days to revisit hobbies I love (because there are more kinds of love than just the romantic kind), like blogging on a more consistent basis than I have for the past six months.

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, February 20, 9:21 AM

TED Talks always motivate me.  Have you watched one lately?

Erica Dinese Wyatt's curator insight, February 24, 6:12 PM

5 Ted Talks for Encouragement and Motivation

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When Your Business Navigates Change, Involve Your Employees in the Process Early

When Your Business Navigates Change, Involve Your Employees in the Process Early | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Whether the transitions arise from external forces or strategic decisions, gathering input from your staffers can help lessen their negative reactions.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 13, 9:01 AM

Great sage advice.  Change does not have to be painful, when you include others in the decisions, it helps take the edge off.

David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 12:20 PM

We deal with change all the time in our private lives, so get people involved early to avoid misinformation and disinformation.

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Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans?

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
What’s the distance between your company culture and your brand? Answer: There shouldn’t be any. A company culture that’s authentic and deep will translate through the employer brand, conveying the same tone, the same mission, the same values to job seekers and new hires that it does to fully entrenched [...]

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Andres Jordan's curator insight, February 17, 9:47 AM

Wow, here is a provocative statement. 

 

Our mercantile minds have become so optimized to derive maximum margins that we tend to forget that it all starts with us, ahem, humans.

But why trust me on this. Just google Steve Jobs and/ or Richard Branson, or a myriad of other thinkers about what they have to say.

 

In the beginning there are neurons firing in each or our brains deriving a new idea or insight. Everything else comes later. So, value your humans. And, btw, they are not "resources" they are creative agents of change - if allowed to be. 

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Think You Can Lead Without a Vision? Think Again

Think You Can Lead Without a Vision? Think Again | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Think you can lead without a vision? Think again. Leadership is about going somewhere. How do you know where you're going without a clear vision?

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 8:57 AM

A leader without a vision to serve is in danger of becoming self-serving.