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

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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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Onboarding New Leaders: The Critical First 100 Days

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Onboarding leaders, helping them forge effective relationships and access resources to achieve what is expected, is critical in their first 100 days
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The Lost Art of Thinking in Large Organizations

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Many executives in big companies attained their positions by excelling at getting things done. Unfortunately, a bias for doing rather than thinking can leave these executives ill-equipped for their new roles.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 26, 7:26 AM

A company becomes big by finding a successful business model — and then scaling it massively. This necessitates building a finely tuned system with highly standardized processes. To get promoted in such an environment requires an almost singular focus on execution. In other words, it requires action more than thinking. However, once executives are promoted to a senior level, these new business leaders must be able to think strategically. Ironically, the very skills in execution that led to their promotions often make these executives ill-equipped for their new roles, since their strategy thinking muscles have withered from disuse.

 

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Master the One-on-One Meeting

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Whether you’re a CEO or a line manager, your team is just as important as a group as its members are as individuals. Today’s tech companies offer many perks to attract and retain the best employees. We offer competitive salaries, training and the promise of success—professionally and financially. But how we treat them as individuals can determine the way their DNA will impact the fabric of your organization. What are you doing, as their manager, to make sure they are satisfied and making the best contribution to your organization?

 

Whether it’s an hour a week or 30 minutes once a month, making time for an individual says you give a damn about them as a person.

The 1:1 is the only forum where you can have an honest, private, conversation with each other about what’s really going on—professionally and personally.

This is a routine opportunity for you, as a manager, to assess the parts (your employees) that lead to the productive whole (your team)—which we all know is more powerful than the sum of said parts.
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 25, 6:37 PM

The one-on-one meeting between supervisor and staff is an invauable tool for managing, but requires much attention to detail. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 26, 4:09 AM
The one on one meetings usually take place before annual assessments of employee performance. Appraisal reports are often preceded by a one on one meeting with the employee. In many cases, misunderstandings are removed when these 1-1 meetings take place.
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The Transformational Power of Leadership Coaching

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CoachCertifications.com is a premier global website for comparing coaching schools’ certification programs.

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, August 24, 1:58 AM
Life is permanent transformation and evolution toward Love and Freedom. Without connection our hearts ( what we feel) and heads ( what we think), without teambuilding ( shared vision, learning live love and freedom) we stagnate...
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Are You a True Leader, or Just a Boss?

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These characteristics are what shape a great leader, according to the experts.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 20, 7:41 AM
"You'll know you're a good boss because you see it in your team's work and on their faces," she said. "The success is there."
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3 Leadership Skills Critical For Driving Change

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Needed change is usually created through many internal and external environments. Either way, it can be scary for the team. It is up to the leadership to drive the change, ensure alignment, and see it through. It can have revolutionary effects to the bottom line when done right.

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The Origins of Transformational Instructional Leadership

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The past experiences of today’s school and district leaders factor heavily into the move toward transformational instructional leadership.

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Leadership - The Trust Glue  

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In he film “Twelve Angry Men” the jury is sent to a small room to deliberate. Before any formal discussion, they cast a vote. Eleven of the jurors vote “guilty.” Only one juror votes “not guilty.” After conclusion of deliberations, all the jurors vote “not guilty”.  Does the juror who was the only one to vote not guilty at the start be said to have leadership qualities?  Let us see what really leadership is?


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Emotional Intelligence For Leaders

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had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Peter Cook, renowned author of 7 books and innovator of The Academy of Rock and Human Dynamics. Peter has created a unique, synthesizing business, music, and science as transferable lessons on business leadership, creativity, innovation, strategy, and change management. Having won a prize for his work from Sir Richard Branson, he now works for Virgin and is a visionary in his field. His approach covers all aspects of leadership and team development so that the organization is operating harmoniously. Music, being a universal language, speaks to us all and using the multifaceted aspects of music can be applied to any business.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 5, 3:33 AM

@AcademyOfRock, Peter Cook, rockin' EQ with Melinda Fouts! Entertaining and apposite!

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The One Thing You're Sure to Struggle With as a Leader 

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Leaders face a lot of issues but one thing they will struggle with is sometimes staying positive. Being a leader is all about balance. You have to be

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 2, 9:34 AM
To find the balance, the stamina, the solutions you need, remember that the first step is always the same: Stay positive. 
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Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell

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Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally big teams to do their best work.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 25, 1:34 PM

This article is long -- but both good. The author interviews Facebook VP of Online Operations, Dan Faul where Faul expresses his conviction about the necessity  of great storytelling for leaders.

 

Not only does this article talk about what makes a great story, but it actually discusses 3 pivotal stories every leader needs to tell -- including a personal failure story.

 

Faul makes lots of great points, and shares both the why and the how storytelling has made such a huge difference for him. Right on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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How Coaching Tactics Can Make One-on-One Meetings Your Secret Productivity Tool

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Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things

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Q: How do I build a cohesive team?

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 28, 9:45 AM
To inspire a group, you need to know what makes its individuals tick. Some want to make a difference. Some just want to provide for their families. “When you make decisions and take actions,” Granger says, “have what is fundamentally important to each member in mind.”
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How to Become an Ambidextrous Leader

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Can simultaneous exploitation and exploration resolve the innovator’s dilemma?

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Strategies for Learning from Failure

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We are programmed at an early age to think that failure is bad. That belief prevents organizations from effectively learning from their missteps.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 23, 5:23 AM
BLAMEWORTHY TO PRAISEWORTHY PERCEPTIONS OF FAILURE WITHIN A TEAM
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 25, 3:12 AM
Recognising the inevitability of failure in today’s complex work organizations is vitally important. Those organisations that catch, correct, and learn from failure before others do will succeed. Those that wallow in the blame game will not.
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How do effective leaders manage their negative thoughts?

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How effective leaders manage their negative thoughts and feelings

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 22, 9:13 AM
Leaders stumble when they are paying too much attention to their internal chatter and allowing it to sap important cognitive resources that could be put to better use.
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15 Simple Things Great Leaders Say to Create Highly Engaged Teams

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Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.

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8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

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We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower. She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the table. 

 

Some employees, though, are exceptional. They have skills and qualities that aren't evaluated on performance appraisals but make a huge impact on that individual's performance, the performance of the people around her, and especially on the company's results.

 

Here are eight signs an employee is truly exceptional:

 

1. They think well beyond job descriptions.

 

The smaller the company, the more important it is that employees can think on their feet, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and do whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done.

 

When a key customer's project is in jeopardy, exceptional employees know without being told there's a problem, and they jump in without being asked, even if--especially if--it's not their job.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 18, 7:05 PM

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference

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I like all 8!
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10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

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Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.
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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence (Right Now) by Watching These 5 Remarkable TED Talks

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According to psychologist Daniel Goleman and others, boosting your emotional intelligence can make you happier and more successful.
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 5, 8:01 AM

great videos on EQ...

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All Great Leaders Master These 6 Skills

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Only a few are natural born leaders. For the rest that have to work at it, here is the best methodology.
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10 Awful Truths Every Leader Needs to Know | Jesse Lyn Stoner

10 Awful Truths Every Leader Needs to Know | Jesse Lyn Stoner | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
10 counter-intuitive truths that leaders need to know in order to successfully meet today's challenges and create strong, sustainable organizations.
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Françoise Morvan's curator insight, August 3, 6:47 PM
If everyone on your team is the same, you need a new team
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The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable | Leadership Lite | Scoop.it
Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 25, 9:30 AM
(From the article): If you're struggling with approachability because of persistent shyness or fear of appearing vulnerable, you can still overcome the hurdle breaking the practices down into smaller steps and setting incremental goals for yourself that include practicing with people outside of work--on a plane, in line at the store, or in your neighborhood. For example, a micro-step for number 1 might be making the first move with one person at one event. The easiest way to do this is to scan the room for anyone else who is standing alone. Being approachable doesn't mean changing your core personality, it's simply a way to ensure that more people have access to you and what you have to offer.

 Becoming more approachable will have numerous benefits in your career. You'll gain access to more information faster and grow your network by being known as someone who is interesting and engaging. Awareness of the importance of being approachable is a starting point. Then, these six tips can help you build that awareness and the skills you need to sustain and invite future conversations around the office.