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Six Essential Skills for Building and Maintaining Rapport | My Own Coach

Six Essential Skills for Building and Maintaining Rapport | My Own Coach | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Being able to get into rapport with other people isn't just a key for successful influence, it's also one of the most enjoyable skills you can learn.
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"What if we had no CEO?"

"What if we had no CEO?" | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Do firms need a chief executive to lead them? Staff at Swedish firm Crisp explain why they decided to bin the boss.
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The Not-So-Simple Secrets Of Successful Culture Change

The Not-So-Simple Secrets Of Successful Culture Change | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Large change is comprised of MANY small changes, or what I call little victories.

Think of any truly transformational change in society that has sustained the test of time, and I will show you a series of seemingly small steps that built upon each other toward the final outcome; events that very often inspired others to create little victories of their own. Those instances challenge the underlying beliefs and assumptions that people hold to be true about the current state.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 16, 11:03 AM

It's never 'change' - its 'changes'. And where you stand depends on where you sit! BTW, there is no end state...

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4 Soft Skills You Need To Work On, And Why

4 Soft Skills You Need To Work On, And Why | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Here are four soft skills you need to make people feel at ease and help them trust you at work.

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3 Storytelling Elements That Successfully Drive Change

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3 powerful lessons leaders can learn from storytelling that will help them to effectively drive change in their organization.
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Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Being a leader is not just about possessing “leadership.” It is much more than that. The qualities of a leader are endless, but leadership in itself is a different story.
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What Makes A Leadership Development Strategy Successful?

What Makes A Leadership Development Strategy Successful? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
When it comes to leadership development, most companies aren't seeing the benefits of their efforts. We asked four members of Forbes Councils to share their insights on what it takes to build the future's best business leaders.
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Lessons from Stephen M.R. Covey on trust | SmartBrief

Lessons from Stephen M.R. Covey on trust | SmartBrief | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
How do you approach people? Do you have enthusiasm? Do you give them the benefit of the doubt? Do you go further, and extend to them trust?
If you start with trust, you’ve taken the first step toward a trust-based, effective and engaged culture that can execute. If you don’t or can’t trust, you are incurring what Stephen M.R. Covey calls “a tax at every gate.”
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Take Five: How to Nurture Your Work Relationships

Take Five: How to Nurture Your Work Relationships | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Ways to improve negotiations and better manage conflict at the office.
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Tribal Leadership: The Key To Building Great Teams

Tribal Leadership: The Key To Building Great Teams | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about internal organization dynamics and why some groups of people (who aren't on the same team) are more successful than others? Why different “tribes” inside the organization seem to be at war with one another lowering performance in increasing politics? Why certain groups of people never seem to do anything? Or why its hard to move into the next level? Read on.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 5:45 AM

How to develop and lever up the tribes in your organisation! A very useful view of org. dynamics.

Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, February 13, 11:43 AM
Interessante façon de lire notre environnement interne ...
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How To Get Others To Follow When You Lead By Example

How To Get Others To Follow When You Lead By Example | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Improve your understanding of context and vocabulary. Then change frameworks, the narrative and processes – in that order.

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11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to interview hundreds of founders and executives who fit this bill. Collectively, they tend to exhibit a handful of habits that set them apart from average achievers.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 9, 4:26 PM

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:30 PM
Number 6 is my downfall...
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8 Things Exceptional Bosses Constantly Tell Their Employees

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Whether you're managing an intern or running an entire business, your employees' success (and your own skin) depends on your leadership.

 

Thankfully, the solution for motivating your team and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue. It all starts with communication -- the skill experts point to as the make-or-break factor for successful leadership.

 

Here are eight things that exceptional bosses tell their employees daily. Start using these daily (or begin looking for a boss who does), and watch your success skyrocket:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 6:27 PM

Leadership always starts with great communication, so amazing bosses use these phrases daily.

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9 Personality Traits of the Most Persuasive People

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9 Personality Traits of the Most Persuasive People
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donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 9:35 AM
What are the key characteristics of being a persuasive person?
 
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The three stages of leadership  

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Your leadership journey is unique to you, but there are three distinct stages almost every leader will go through on their way to the top. The best ones make moving through the levels look easy. But it isn’t.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 15, 10:12 AM
Be conscious of the new skills you’ll need. Be aware that the old skills are still needed on top of the new ones. And know that you’ll need help. None of the world’s best leaders today got there alone.
 
Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, February 17, 10:02 AM
Stage 1 - Expert at "doing"

Stage 2 - Team Leader.

Stage 3 - Multi-functionnal leadership

Going from Stage 1 to Stage 2 is the biggest step....

Le passage du Stage 1 au Stage 2 est le plus difficile.  L'expert doit apprendre à ne plus faire les choses.  Plusieurs experts promus gestionnaire ont une tendance au micro-management, à être plus intéressés par la méthode que par le résultat, à penser qu'il possède LA bonne façon de faire les choses ...

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Accountability and the Perils of the Blame Game - People Development

Accountability and the Perils of the Blame Game - People Development | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Accountability has its place. There is no doubt about that. But we would do well to recognise that it means precious little if we decline to use it as a tool for improvement and instead employ it only as a weapon for heaping fresh misery on those who “called it wrong”.


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David Hain's curator insight, February 16, 11:08 AM

Imagine a 'forgiveness culture". No? well, we find it easy enough to recognise a blame culture...

Steve Bax's curator insight, February 17, 4:22 AM
Thought provoking piece by  Martin Binks , former dean of Nottingham University Business School , here. He gives two examples which illustrate the dangers of blame and the alternative well.
Steve Bax's curator insight, February 17, 4:23 AM
Thought provoking piece by Martin Binks , former dean of Nottingham University Business School , here. He gives two examples which illustrate the dangers of blame and the alternative well.
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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Tips from the Pros | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

Like most people, at one time in my life I was terrified of public speaking. I remember one moment particularly clearly. My classmates were waiting for me to read a paper I’d written—an experience, I’m sure, many remember from high school and college. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 4, 10:53 AM
Fear can be a terrifying, all-consuming emotion—but so can many others. Speaking about something you’re passionate about can help drive the fear into a corner where it’s manageable. 

Remember that Gandhi example above? His fear was so severe that he struggled to even get out a few sentences in his younger years. What finally motivated him to overcome his fears of public speaking was the fact that he found something greater than himself that he felt he had to advocate—seeing India as an independent nation. 

 When you’re passionate about something, you’ve likely got a lot of facts down already, since you’ve probably done a lot of research on your own. Moreover, finding a topic you’re passionate about will make you more comfortable speaking on it.
 
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Stand Out From The Crowd With The Right Communication Skills.

Stand Out From The Crowd With The Right Communication Skills. | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Stand Out From The Crowd With The Right Communication Skills.
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How To Be Your Own Leadership Development Coach

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When it's time to take leadership development into your own hands, here are six places to start.
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Conversations That Change the World

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With a well-designed dialogue “container,” you can create an atmosphere of shared awareness that can transform an organization — or a country.
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The Difference Between Leaders & Managers

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What is the biggest difference between managers and leaders? This question has been asked many times before both roles are important but they seek to do different things...Leadership begins where management ends and smart organizations value both and great organizations work hard to make each a part of their team.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 15, 10:20 AM
Leaders shape culture. Managers enact culture.
 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 4:36 PM
Management and leadership complement each other. Peter Drucker who wrote about management and Abraham Maslow used the words interchangeably. We lead people i.e. teachers lead students (pedagogy) and we manage things.
Ian Berry's curator insight, February 18, 1:50 AM
There's value in lists like this. I worry though that the perception is that leadership is somehow more desirable work than management. Leadership and management are two sides of the same coin - one is all about people and the other all about processes. We need both operating in harmony.
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Making the most of meetings | SmartBrief

Making the most of meetings | SmartBrief | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, meetings are a permanent feature of business. 

Getting things done in organizations frequently requires bringing together multiple minds, perspectives and experience sets. Complex problems cannot be solved nor innovative opportunities leveraged via emails, knowledge management systems, reports or texting. This type of work demands the melding of minds and ideas -- something that meetings are uniquely designed to enable.
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From Individuals to Teams: the Importance of Emotional Intelligence 

From Individuals to Teams: the Importance of Emotional Intelligence  | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Inspired by Goleman’s work, researchers Vanessa Druskat and Steven Wolff looked at emotional intelligence at the group level. They found that “just like individuals, the most effective teams are emotionally intelligent ones,” and that “a group’s Emotional Intelligence isn’t simply the sum of its members.”
Instead, if you think about a group as one entity, a group’s emotional intelligence is its ability to create a shared set of norms that manage the emotional process. These norms help a group build trust, establish identity, and achieve results. By establishing norms at three levels of interaction – the individuals within a team, the team itself, and the team interacting with other teams – leaders can help their teams build awareness of and manage emotions.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 8, 4:00 AM

EQ tips for better team collaboration.

Tom Wojick's curator insight, February 8, 12:20 PM

Emotionally intelligent teams work and play better together. First step as a team leader - develop your EQ.

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The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

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In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.

 

In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.

 

Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 7:49 PM

Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:29 PM
Are you a coachable leader?  I meet some of the criteria
Bryan Worn's curator insight, February 14, 3:22 PM

All so true , however the key word is that they PRACTICE them.