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Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future | Switch and Shift

Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future | Switch and Shift | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
The Veterans Administration and General Motors currently sit center-stage for behavior that has ruptured the trust of customers and employees. But trust
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Building trust is a hot topic currently, here's another perspective that seems well thought out....

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Pocket : 5 ways to notice hidden leadership talent

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Pocket : Good Managers Look Beyond Their “Usual Suspects”

Pocket : Good Managers Look Beyond Their “Usual Suspects” | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it

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For those of you that struggle with delegation and using the same-old-same old staff to get things done its worth reading this.

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6 Tips to Change the Workplace Climate

A great manager knows how to coach, motivate, and give constructive criticism in just the right ways so employees are challenged, productive, and happy at work. But most workers at some point have experienced a boss who doesn’t quite have that formula down. As a result, the work climate devolves into a negative atmosphere, marked by employees who have low engagement and are “just getting by” in their jobs.
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Another hot topic!  Engagement, workplace climate is their a significant difference?

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Develop a leadership code of behavior | Aspire-CS

Develop a leadership code of behavior | Aspire-CS | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
 Is the line between acceptable and unacceptable behavior changing as you shift a culture or as you struggle with different generations of leaders who have
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For those of you who are pondering how to build a better culture here's a critical building block....

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You're Not Listening To Me! | The Forum Corporation

You're Not Listening To Me! | The Forum Corporation | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
In her first post for the Forum blog, Design Consultant, Claudette Chagnon, shares the modern workplace's lack of authentic communication and how to improve it.
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Ever had this as issue?

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Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.
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24 Hours to Better Leadership | Celanese Blog

24 Hours to Better Leadership | Celanese Blog | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
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Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

Breaking Bad Leadership Habits | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
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This is very interesting.  It looks at breaking bad habits and overcoming personal obstacles for change.

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16 Ways to Help Less

16 Ways to Help Less | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Help done poorly creates dependency. But, help withheld seems disconnected or cold. Leaders who say, “How can I help,” connect, change attitudes, and move agendas forward. But, help that weakens te...
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For some managers this is counter intuitive.  What do you thimk?

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Why leadership-development programs fail | McKinsey & Company

Why leadership-development programs fail | McKinsey & Company | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Some wise words for those of you who are considereing investment in leadership development initiatives this year

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When it Comes to Leadership Everything Communicates - George Ambler

When it Comes to Leadership Everything Communicates - George Ambler | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Communication is critical for effective leadership. Without communication leaders are unable to share their vision, convince people to follow and to inspire the action that they want people to take.
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Great reminder on how impressions impact your success as a leader.

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Keeping employees engaged should be top priority

Keeping employees engaged should be top priority | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Everyone talks about the importance of engaging your employees, particularly in times of uncertainty. It can be an organizational merger, an acquisition, or because budget cutbacks are taking place.
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One of the more concise "How To's" on how you keep employees engaged!

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Pocket : Eff. Leadership: What is your predisposition?

Pocket : Eff. Leadership: What is your predisposition? | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
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Pocket : On Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses

Pocket : On Leadership Strengths and Weaknesses | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
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.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief

.@impactfulcoach: The endless quest for leadership | via @SmartBrief | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
if we know what leadership is, then why do we act as if we simply cannot fathom the concept or master its complexities?
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Time for more food for thought!  The blog talks about the "endless quest" we all have and outline the factors we need to consider.  Woth a read....

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5 steps for crafting, communicating and reinforcing your strategy

5 steps for crafting, communicating and reinforcing your strategy | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
How well do your department (or division, etc.) leaders and team members understand your strategic plan? You must ask, but what you hear may disappoint you.
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For those of you trying at organisational or team level to communicate your directions here's some ideas.....

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10 Critical Leadership Battles (And How You Can Win Them All) - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

10 Critical Leadership Battles (And How You Can Win Them All) - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
There are some moments in your career that leave an indelible imprint – moments that end up defining WHO you are. They are moments where you literally plant a flag and say “This is it!  This is where I’m going!!” And sometimes, you get to ask a brave follow up question, to those who have …
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As its the end of the week I thought some of you might like some light reading and reflections.  Here's a great perspective, enjoy, and I'd welcome your thoughts......

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Preparing for the leadership challenges that await | SmartBlogs

Preparing for the leadership challenges that await | SmartBlogs | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Early in my career, I embarked on a soul-searching exercise to help me define who I wanted to be, what I was willing to pin my reputation on and what skill
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HR ready for the future? No way, report says

HR ready for the future? No way, report says | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
The highly connected and global 21st-century workforce is here. And if a massive new report from Deloitte is to be believed, employers are simply not ready for the challenges that workforce will pr...
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Some interesting info from Deloitte of future people challenges, how does your organisation fare?

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The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent'

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This would be one of the best articles I have read for a long time summing up what top talent looks like.  For those of you grappling with Leadership as an issue read this!!!!Stand out from the crowd with these traits.

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This would be one of the best articles I have read for a long time summing up what top talent looks like.  For those of you grappling with Leadership as an issue read this!!!!

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How Not to Choose a Manager

How Not to Choose a Manager | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
"Vision is dandy, but sustainable company excellence comes from a huge stable of able managers."— Tom PetersWe've all heard the stories of managers who simply are not up to the challenge of managing
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7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times

7 Ways Leaders Maintain Their Composure in Difficult Times | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Leaders need to show more composure than ever before in the workplace.
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Food for Thought as we start another challenging year!

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The Keys to Leadership: Your Brain and My Grandmother

The Keys to Leadership: Your Brain and My Grandmother | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
A new year should herald new ways of thinking about business.
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Neuroscience is fast becoming one of the foundations of understanding how we lead.  Here's some good food for thought

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10 Essential Items for a New Manager's Survival Kit

10 Essential Items for a New Manager's Survival Kit | Leadership Thoughts From Forum NZ | Scoop.it
Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone. Most new managers are eager to make their mark as leaders and approach their supervisory opportunity with verve and...
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This survival kit is applicable to all leaders!  How do you think you fare?

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