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Raising Awareness - What Are You Missing?

Raising Awareness - What Are You Missing? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
What do you take notice of and what are you missing? Raising awareness, taking time to notice what is around you, is an important leadership skill.
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Strategic principles for competing in the digital age | McKinsey & Company

Strategic principles for competing in the digital age | McKinsey & Company | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. Here are six critical decisions CEOs must make to address the strategic challenge posed by the digital revolution.

Via Fred Zimny
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Samira Tou's curator insight, December 18, 3:52 PM
Very well structured article which encompasses a lot of the challenges different businesses are going through or will have to go through to remain strong in the digital transformation process - And a wise quote "(...) digitization is a moving target. (...) [it] is a journey, not a destination (...)" 
Foglino's curator insight, December 19, 9:11 AM

Effective ongoing presence in the proper social media with the prpper messages is certainly a good start.

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Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People

Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 18, 9:29 AM

President Clinton would be an awesome contestant on Jeopardy. No matter what topic came up in the Q&A, Clinton had an informed point of view backed up with stats and specifics. People are much more likely to listen to and connect with leaders who are well informed...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, December 18, 10:20 AM

Good... like it...:-))) the role of the (smart) guy next-door...:-)))

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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David Hain's curator insight, December 19, 3:56 AM

Hero's journey, false starts, petals and other storytelling frameworks. Because stories are the currency leaders should trade on...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 19, 5:20 PM

Storytelling comes naturally to many speakers. Here's how to build it if you're not one of the 'naturals'.

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Is Your Organization a House of Cards? - People Development

Is Your Organization a House of Cards? - People Development | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
If you consider Internal Politics as a risk or threat to your organization, how are you mitigating this risk? Do you have an action plan in place?
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The Dark Side of Leadership - Huffington Post

The Dark Side of Leadership - Huffington Post | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
By living with a facade that is difficult to maintain and is stressful to make decisions from daily... we set ourselves up for ultimate failure. A fulfilling, happy, passionate life NOT lived....

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
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David Hain's curator insight, December 18, 1:59 AM

By living with a facade that is difficult to maintain and is stressful to make decisions from daily... we set ourselves up for ultimate failure.

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Trying to Think, But Nothing Happens? | Brown Dog Consulting

Trying to Think, But Nothing Happens? | Brown Dog Consulting | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
99% of the challenges faced by boards can be resolved as follows: 1. Using a system to govern. 2. Having effective decision-making methods. 3. Being healthy.
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Why We Need Fewer Leaders

Why We Need Fewer Leaders | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Title inflation is rampant in corporations, government and academia.
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 16, 7:43 AM

(From the article): Today we have an even bigger problem, a cultural problem. We’re more concerned with what we appear to be than what we accomplish. We’re more concerned about what we look like and what we say than what we do. Image matters more than results.

That’s why we’re seeing title inflation across our entire society. We see it in the corporate world, in government and in academia, as well. The result is that our entire culture is becoming more bureaucratic. That’s not a good thing.

 

Is it any wonder that Millennials are more concerned with their personal brands than anything else? Should we be surprised that the vast majority of young people see entrepreneurship as a mindset that has nothing to do with running a company, owning a business or even having a job? Where in the world do you think they get that idea?

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5 Tips for Coaching Millennial Employees

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Chances are that you're hiring more Millennials on your team. Here's a few of our best tips on coaching millennial employees.
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Why Your Company Values Might Not Matter - Jesse Lyn Stoner

Why Your Company Values Might Not Matter - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Research shows that trust matters, and values are the foundation of a high-trust culture. But these 5 common errors will derail your company values.
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Networks, Organizations and Movements

Networks, Organizations and Movements | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection.

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Don Dea's curator insight, December 13, 1:26 AM

technology plays a critical role in maintaining connections and enabling loosely coupled collaboration across large numbers of people. Mobile phones, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook play critically important roles in helping these new, more networked movements to stay coordinated with minimal organizational overhead.

David Hain's curator insight, December 13, 6:16 AM

Become a citizen of the world to make it a better place.  After all, we're all human...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 13, 1:08 PM

Do we have influence? I am not as convinced we do. We have access to more people, but that does not guarantee influence.

 

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5 Actions of Transformational Leaders

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As a business leader, inspiring people to follow you in pursuit of your company’s mission is your job. After all, your personal success is directly linked to the success of the company. If the top and bottom lines don’t improve, you don’t have [...]

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, December 13, 9:07 PM

This is a fantastic article. More business owners need to follow this model. It inspired me to be sure.

David Hain's curator insight, December 22, 1:16 AM

Transformational leaders believe that their followers can perform, which empowers and inspires the group. ~ Switch & Shift

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Leadership Lessons in Purpose from the Silver Screen

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Executives faced with the reality of leading change have much to learn from the performing arts. In this article we compare the role of the CEO to that of a film director.
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 12, 10:08 AM

The parallels between the role of the film director and that of a CEO in guiding an organization through a change process are clear. True, the time scale in a business may be longer, the organization larger and more complex and the passions of the staff harder to ignite. But the CEO can learn much from watching how a great artistic director balances the “why”, the “how” and the “what” to create an acclaimed production.*

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5 Leadership Lessons From the Cuba Negotiations

5 Leadership Lessons From the Cuba Negotiations | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
What leaders can learn from President Obama about successful backstage engagement
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Make the Right Choices to Create a Winning Strategy

Make the Right Choices to Create a Winning Strategy | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Under A. G. Lafley’s leadership from 2000 till 2010, Procter & Gamble's sales doubled, profits quadrupled, market value increased by more than $100 billion, and its portfolio of billion-dollar brands – such as Pampers, Olay, and Gillette – grew from 10 to 24 as a result of P&G’s focus on winning strategic choices, consumer-driven innovation, and reliable, sustainable growth.


This is the story of the strategic choices that founded P&G’s transformation.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 18, 6:50 AM

I sat down with Roger Martin and asked him to share some insights about the framework that transformed P&G and made strategy a part of the culture and thinking of the company.


The interview with Roger Martin relates to the book Playing to Win, which he co-authored with A. G. Lafley. 


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What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership.  Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to create more innovative [...]
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The 5 Best Leadership Infographics Of 2014

The 5 Best Leadership Infographics Of 2014 | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Let’s make a collective mea culpa: We all have short attention spans.

The internet is saturated with good information but we don’t always take...
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Build a change platform, not a change program

Build a change platform, not a change program | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
It’s not you, it’s your company. Management Innovation eXchange founders Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini believe that continuous improvement requires the creation of change platforms, rather than change programs ordained and implemented from the top. A McKinsey & Company article.

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Don Dea's curator insight, December 18, 12:41 AM

Transformational-change initiatives have a dismal track record. In 1996, Harvard Business School professor John Kotter claimed that nearly 70 percent of large-scale change programs didn’t meet their goals,1 and virtually every survey since has shown similar results. Why is change so confounding? We don’t think the issue lies with an understanding of its building blocks—Kotter’s classic eight-step change-management model is still a helpful guide. The problem lies in beliefs about who is responsible for launching change and how change is implemented.

David Hain's curator insight, December 18, 2:00 AM

McKinsey, Hamel  on successful change.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, December 18, 2:49 AM

Don't change ..... evolve!

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Need a Culture Change? 5 Tips to Rock Company Culture

Need a Culture Change? 5 Tips to Rock Company Culture | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Does your small business need a culture change? Here are five tips to help you rock your company's culture.
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Maintaining Employee Happiness

Maintaining Employee Happiness | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
You’ve heard the saying before, “happy wife, happy life.” Well this timeworn concept not only applies to the home front, but to the office as well. It...
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Millennials, Mindfulness, and Meetings - Flynn Heath Holt

Millennials, Mindfulness, and Meetings - Flynn Heath Holt | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
By: Diana Faison What do you wish all millennials knew about meetings?  I was asked this in response to our firm’s article recently published in Harvard Business Review discussing why meetings matter.  After pondering this for a moment, I replied, “Preparation leads to confidence.”  This is something I’ve found missing for women and realized millennials need help with this notion as [...]
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ANZ BlueNotes | Six ways effective leaders cut through the noise

ANZ BlueNotes. People leaders – are you being heard? In a knowledge-based economy, people will only go the extra mile for you if they believe they are making a difference.
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Leadership Skills Audit - Appreciative Inquiry AI

Leadership in the 21st Century requires a fresh approach to gaining the engagement & buy-in of the people who make up our organisations. The ‘job-for-life’ cul…

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David Hain's curator insight, December 13, 6:13 AM

@AlexClapson on using Appreciative Inquiry to develop your leadership skills.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 13, 8:08 AM

Good reflection piece of developing your plan for leading in the 21st century


Center for AI's curator insight, December 15, 5:13 PM

This slideshare presentation contains a great mini-inquiry into your leadership practices

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Employee Engagement Is A Good Start...But Then What?

Employee Engagement Is A Good Start...But Then What? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

In a mere 0.47 seconds, Google returns about 20,200,000 results when searching the term ‘employee engagement.’ Obviously, it’s a hot topic. And, it should be.

Employee engagement is the willingness of employees to apply their “discretionary effort” toward their work. Elevated levels of employee engagement are positively correlated with better business results. Therefore, the higher level of engagement, the better the chances of meeting or exceeding company goals and operating results.

The topic of engagement has gathered so much momentum in the past few years that most HR leaders have moved away from the employee satisfaction surveys of the past, in favor of newer, more relevant employee engagement surveys. This makes perfect sense. Research continues to show not just the value of engaged employees, but also the danger of disengaged employees. The Gallup Organization’s research suggests that actively disengaged workers spread discord among colleagues and customers and thwart organizational performance. 


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David Hain's curator insight, December 13, 6:00 AM

Do higher levels of engagement come from people accomplishing great things, or do great things come from people who are highly engaged?

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Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas

Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
At one time or another, we’re all in a position to lead. We’re parents, teachers, coaches, managers and committee leaders.  As such, we know that setting a good example is an important part of lead...
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 12, 10:06 AM

“You can’t make me be nice. You can’t make me be good. You can’t make me believe.But your example, your kindness, your patience and love will affect me perhaps enough that eventually I may choose to do those things.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 10:17 AM

Albert Schweitzer is a great example of leadership.

 

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The Heart of Leadership: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Inspire Others | Unleash Your Inner Spirit

The Heart of Leadership: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Inspire Others | Unleash Your Inner Spirit | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
To inspire others is to inspire yourself! http://t.co/jdNzWFN0z2
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