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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leaders Listen to Understand Before Seeking to be Understood

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leaders Listen to Understand Before Seeking to be Understood | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

In the words of Stephen R. Covey, most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. 


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Thanks for an engaging conversation on such an important topic, Al. It was a pleasure to record the programme with you.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:56 PM

Do you seek to understand or do you seek to be understood?

 

This week, I dedicate the show to the concept of listening and Kevin Watson, an international leadership and culture change coach, shares some wonderful insights on the how to listen holistically, with the curiosity of a child.

 

As you will learn from Kevin:

Listening is a way of respecting and adapting our behavior towards others. This is a critical leadership competency if we want to be considered a leader.

 

To access the podcast, go to http://bit.ly/1eeBIc9

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:49 AM

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
~Tony Robbins

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:02 AM

Empathic listening deepend connection and intimacy.

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The Importance Of Setting Goals | My Own Coach

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The most important thing about goals is having one! We all know that to stand a chance of success, we should be setting goals, but how many do you achieve?
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5 Common Unconscious Biases That Lead To Bad Decisions

5 Common Unconscious Biases That Lead To Bad Decisions | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
These mental shortcuts can unknowingly influence your thinking. Here's how you can avoid bad decisions.
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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 9:49 AM

So true, Kenneth! I'm working with an organisation just now where connecting is exactly what is required for a better future, yet what happens is the meet all the time, till they are begging for respite, and all they talk about is tasks and transactions!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

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Hold space for complex problems

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Harold Jarche

"Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our education institutions do not teach an understanding of complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. While not all of our problems are complex, the simpler issues are being dealt with. We need to take what Clay Shirky calls the cognitive surplus, and use it to wrestle with complex problems. Understanding complexity must be part of any informed discussions on government policy or governance. We ignore it at our peril."


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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 7:25 AM

"We need structures to hold the space  so that our collective intelligence can deal with the wicked problems we face." ~ @hjarche

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30 Years Earlier: What I Wish I Knew About Leadership

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare One of the benefits of aging (not that I am old) is attaining a certain amount of wisdom that can ...

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 3:23 PM

With experience comes wisdom. 

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Slow Down … Open Yourself Up to Inspiration

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By devoting more attention to the moment itself, you will notice many incredible things. Enjoy the actual experience and see where it takes you.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 24, 7:14 AM

Great advice of how to be more creative! > Here are a few ideas to break from the grind and find a bit of creative inspiration.

SageRave's curator insight, April 24, 11:14 AM

Don't undervalue your free time!

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3 Things To Say To Your Team Instead Of 'Because I Said So'

They were the four most dreaded words of your childhood: “Because I said so!"

 

But now, as a manager making tough decisions and enforcing changes, you hear the same phrase slipping from your lips. You want to address your employees’ concerns, of course—but at the same time, you can’t afford to spend hours debating every facet of every decision you make.

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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors

To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors - IDEO Stories - Medium
Lessons learned from my year working with IDEO’s CEO Tim Brown

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 22, 12:11 PM

A great read. Please take the time to read this today...



(From the article): When it comes to leadership, humility is often perceived as weakness. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many ways to express humility — you might welcome feedback, admit mistakes, or simply treat others as equals. Your employees will view those as signs of strength, not weakness.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

I worked for a principal who presented about IDEO as being what we needed for creativity amongst teachers. He rarely acted with humility, if ever. That would be a good starting point for each of us.

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 24, 1:06 AM

a good 5 actions all the great leaders/change champions do

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12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People

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That means bravery sometimes an extraordinary level of bravery--is required in business and entrepreneurship. Like taking a chance when others will not. Or following your vision no matter where it leads. Or standing up for what you believe in even though those beliefs are extremely unpopular.

 

Or simply doing the right thing, even though the right thing is definitely the hardest thing.

 

(Think of courage that way and you may be surprised by just how brave you really are.)

 

Here are ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage:

 


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 22, 8:10 PM

There are many different ways to be courageous.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

Jeff Haden shares with us " ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage”:

They're not afraid to believe the unimaginable.They're not afraid to be patient.They're not afraid to say no.They're not afraid to take an unpopular stand.They're not afraid to ask for help.They're not afraid to show genuine emotion.They're not afraid to forgive... and forget.They're not afraid to stay the course.They're not afraid to earn the right to lead.

10. They're not afraid to succeed through others.

11. They're not afraid to say, "I'm sorry."

12. They're not afraid to take undeserved blame.

Alex Pfeiffer's curator insight, April 23, 1:29 PM

This helps create a top transferable skill.

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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 18, 1:11 PM

Excellent discussion of leadership theory. The key is there is no singular answer for every situation however the more you know about each the better hybrid you can adapt and engage from for yourself. Well worth listening to and digesting.

Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, April 18, 6:43 PM

A great overview of 10 leadership theories. 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 20, 7:19 AM

spare 5 mins especially if you consider yourself a leader!

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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others. These skills can be valuable, but you’ll never get them in a classroom.
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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 20, 2:10 PM

Very true, these skills ought to be taught in school to prepare children to what is coming, i.e. a VUCA world! (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous)

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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?

How many of these goals have you actually achieved?

If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason is that as soon as you set a goal, three things emerge to stop you. But most of us don't even realize what they are, and as a result, we are just left with our unaccomplished goal and an unshakable feeling of failure.

What if you could not only identify these obstacles but also learn to welcome them? Well, the good new is that you can....


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 20, 3:35 AM

This is an important aritcle which will help you learn to achieve your goals by first addressing the obstacles that prevent you from doing so. The first obstacle is the baggage of considerations that you carry on your shoulders, including negative thoughts that kill initiative at the outset. The second obstacle is formed of your fears, the fear of failure, the fear of stepping out of one's comfort zone, and the third obstacle is formed of roadblocks. Roadblocks unlike the first two are not mental obstacles, rather they are external obstacles like for example your flight getting delayed, or  an important employee leaving the organisation midway! Well there are ways of getting around roadblocks and these include having a plan B or plan C, planning for the unexpected, and anyway having a positive attitude might help you surmount even the toughest roadblocks that fate may throw upon you!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 20, 8:54 PM

If you can look for the considerations, fears, and roadblocks and know that they are simply a part of the process, then you can welcome them, face them, process them, and ultimately overcome them.

Jessica Urquhart's curator insight, April 21, 11:15 PM

I have learnt that when dealing with human beings, nothing is set in stone. I like that the writer has taken his own experiences and believes that most people have the same values and beliefs. I feel that there are many factors that get in the way of achieving goals and this is no different to safety culture. In the future I'd like to see businesses understand all the varied types of people that their management systems must adapt to. In history there seems to be only one type of management system and is widely misunderstood by the majority of people within the organisation. Understanding personal values, goals and behaviours should be the foundation of any management system.

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What does globalisation mean for leadership culture?

What does globalisation mean for leadership culture? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
How is globalisation changing leadership requirements and influencing business decisions? Gurnek Bains, author and Future Talent Conference 2015 speaker, discusses. Until recently globalisation essentially meant Western companies exporting their products, leaders and ways of doing business to other parts of the world. This has changed and today many companies from emerging markets are stepping on …

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 9:29 AM

All companies are rooted in home territory.  To be global means overcoming that rather than exporting "home" across the world. 

Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 17, 7:38 AM

It means ALL and more ...

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5 Tips To Create Effective Internal Communications With Your Team

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Your company is connected on Slack, but are you really communicating? Here's how to be truly engaged with your colleagues.

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Isn’t It Time To Rethink Time? - General Leadership

Isn’t It Time To Rethink Time? - General Leadership | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
We leaders should be leading, not managing and we should set better examples for our rising stars about how to think more creatively about time.
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Navigating Change: A Leader's Role - Center for Creative Leadership

Navigating Change: A Leader's Role - Center for Creative Leadership | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
The effects of change are felt up, down, and around our organizations. Change can be seen as positive or negative, exciting or demoralizing, vital or unnecessary, easy or difficult-often all of the above.

The role of mid- and senior-level leaders in making change happen is critical. Managers of teams, projects, departments, and functions are in a unique and powerful position. These are the leaders who must translate the vision of change from the C-Suite to the ground troops, help direct reports navigate the emotions of change and transition, and influence change agents to generate alignment and commitment for the change effort to be successful.

How can managers become better equipped to steer their organizations and their people through change?

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David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 7:54 AM

"To gain the desired results from a new direction, system, or initiative, organizations need the benefit of change leadership along with change management. " ~ CCL

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 27, 11:46 AM

I am a great fan of the Center for Creative Leadership and this article is representative of some of the ideas you will find there.

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 29, 3:18 AM

I like the model on page 2 of the report It very well simplify's the difference between change leadership and change management.

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How to Establish a Vision Statement Employees Will Get Behind

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Most companies have a clearly defined mission statement, but it’s the vision statement that employees cling onto. Whereas mission statements explain a company’s reason for existence, a vision statement describes where the company is going and how they’re going to get there.

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Jeff Oskin's curator insight, April 27, 7:00 AM

As employers think about how they can reach the idea everyone calls "workplace culture," they can consider their vision statement. Not only is the vision statement the foundation of any culture, it can help the company focus and direct its energies in the appropriate areas to achieve the vision.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 27, 8:54 AM

What is you vision? for your company? for your family? for yourself?  If you cannot say it, you may not have one...

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How to make Meetings more Productive: 5 tips to...

How to make Meetings more Productive: 5 tips to... | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it

“If your last meeting seemed to prompt more shrugged shoulders than raised arms, try these five tips on how to make meetings more productive.”


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Why Stories Work for Business

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Stories work for business because we [the audience] identify with brands. We see ourselves living the lives in these brands’ stories. Therefore, we begin telling stories too. Stories like my New York #missadventure.

Brands need to become media companies.

I recently attended a storytelling seminar with screenwriter, Robert McKee and one of the points he made speaks to this. Companies need to understand that in order to create loyal brand advocates they have to become media companies.

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3 Surprising Ways to Succeed in Self-Leadership

3 Surprising Ways to Succeed in Self-Leadership | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
It’s ironic that successful self-leadership has more to do with others and less to do with self.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 23, 7:53 AM

The truth is that we do need others. It is important to connect with others who can help us be better leaders and persons. Connection makes us healthier, happier and more productive. It helps us grow in competence and character.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 24, 1:30 PM

Interesting pint of view...

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The Skills Good Managers Need

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It is often said that people join organisations and leave managers.  How does one person have such an effect on someone else's engagement with an organisation when there are so many other factors to consider; culture, processes, values, goals etc…..  Talking to managers, it was clear that great managers can have a very powerful effect on staff engagement and performance, as can poor managers.  So what makes a great manager?

We asked over 500 managers from across the UK, to describe the best managers they had worked for. The top four characteristics of 'best managers' were:

respectfulsupportiveempatheticdeveloped their staff

The overwhelming theme: best managers displayed good interpersonal skills and demonstrated care and concern for their staff. These managers also gave staff a sense of commitment that resulted in staff putting extra effort and time into their work.  The skills and attitudes of best managers were described as showing in trustworthiness, approachability, good listening skills, encouragement, humour, honest feedback and praise. 


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David Hain's curator insight, April 22, 7:08 AM

Useful survey captured by Steve Whiddett. Probably no surprises, but solid data on what makes a good manager.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 22, 10:52 AM

Totally agree with @davidhain, there are no surprises but I always recommend focus on the basics to start or restart.

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The Most Important Leadership Idea, Today

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A young leader asked, “What's the most important leadership idea?” He wants the down and dirty truth. The one thing. Honestly, my answer changes. This time I said, “Leadership is about understandin...

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WORTH THE READ

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 21, 6:34 PM

Leadership is influence, nothing more-nothing less.  If you do not know the people you lead, you cannot influence them.

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Why It’s Selfish to Avoid Giving Negative Feedback

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Put your ego aside—withholding feedback shortchanges both you and the recipient.
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What is Simultaneous Leadership?

What is Simultaneous Leadership? | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Thriving in the marketplace today requires a diverse group of experts from across the organization to create and execute in harmony.

Problem is, if a bunch of leaders attempt to work together, often you get the problem of too many chefs in the kitchen problem. The emerging question of leadership today is then, how do we as group of leaders lead each other.

The emerging question of leadership...

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 19, 10:09 AM
If we all lead and following simultaneously, we can leverage the depth of experience, expertise, and oppositional points of view required to truly innovate and execute. By surfacing what we really think while cultivating humility and curiosity we can create the conditions necessary for group flow.
Alexandra Salamis's curator insight, April 19, 5:29 PM

Working in harmony means we as leaders need to lead simultaneously amongst leaders, where we as individual leaders move in and out of leading and following roles...  

Claude Emond's curator insight, April 20, 8:15 AM

Can be really be co-leaders? Isn't it just a question of ego if we cannot?

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Influence Others By Giving Them An Experience, Not A Report!

Influence Others By Giving Them An Experience, Not A Report! | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
How many times have you been asked to put it in writing? Stop...you don't influence others by giving them a report to read!
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