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Lean Leadership: Listening & Humility

Lean Leadership: Listening & Humility | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

The holiday season is my favorite time of year for two reasons: the holidays themselves and business planning. Proper business planning requires significant reflection, an activity that Lean Leaders embrace and do regularly and less effective leaders often skip.

While I continually reflect during the year, it’s more intentional and formalized in the last quarter. I spend significant chunks of time reflecting on what’s working and what’s not, what I want to do more of and less of, how I want to grow the business in terms of people and products, which services I want to discontinue offering, etc.  The result of all this reflecting is a hoshin plan (a work plan) for the coming year that provides clear direction about the target conditions we aim to achieve and the work priorities for achieving them. (You can use hoshin planning to achieve personal goals as well; I wrote about this earlier this year.)

 

While much has been written about the technical aspects of hoshin planning (also called strategy deployment), there are two key success factors that haven’t captured as much air time: listening and humility. It’s difficult to create an effective plan that gets you from Point A to Point B if you fail to listen deeply or operate with a hubris-filled heart and mind.

 


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Empathy at Work

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Practice empathy and improve your work and home life.

 

You may find this hard to believe, but I’ve never once in my life met a person whose goal it was to purposefully create a terrible user experience. Granted, that may have been the occasional outcome of some efforts, but I’m positive that was not the intention.

 

What these people may have been unintentionally leaving out was empathy. And ditching personal empathy is something that anyone who works with more than one person on a design project is susceptible to.

 

To be clear, this is not about the empathic design process; it’s about plain old empathy.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:01 AM

Don Hornsby's insight is perfect.  I just tried this at work and it helps so much!

John Michel's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:05 AM

So how do you practice empathy? It’s really pretty simple. Put down your phone, your tablet, step away from your high-tech gadgets and go talk to people.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 23, 2013 10:23 PM

"The problem is it’s easy not to be empathetic with people. It’s easy to be self-centered and focused on the end goal rather than the end user. It takes a lot less mental and emotional effort to look at a deadline and just churn out work so you can hit it."

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WHICH PEOPLE DO YOU ADMIRE? - Smart Leaders and the Power of Collaboration - Forbes

WHICH PEOPLE DO YOU ADMIRE? - Smart Leaders and the Power of Collaboration - Forbes | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

Collaboration is the keystone of leadership success. 

Collaboration isn’t about being best friends, or even necessarily liking everyone you’re working with. It is about putting all and any baggage aside, bringing your best self to the table, and focusing on the common goal.

Collaboration isn’t about giving up your individuality. Quite the opposite: it’s about realizing your potential. It’s about bringing your many gifts to the table and sharing them in pursuit of a common goal. It’s about bringing your ideas, your passion, your mind, heart, and soul to your leadership and culture.

Make a list of five people you greatly admire. Got your list?
Every person on that list got where they are through collaboration.

 

Read the article:

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2013/03/03/smart-leaders-and-the-power-of-collaboration/

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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Skyping Their Way

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Skyping Their Way | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist

6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Do you get distracted? Everyone does. You do. I do. Distractions are everywhere. Social media has made distractions the norm.
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Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Distraction.

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#FutureLeaders ~helping students lead positive change

#FutureLeaders is the first step in providing a generation of young people with a framework of leadership development tools that challenge the status quo in our society.

 

As you may know, our schools and workplace cultures are plagued by bullying, negative bias and disengagement.  

 

Our goal is to and help students leverage the natural talents while learning how to use authority and popularity to help others and lead positive change in their schools, places of work and their families.  


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Su commentario y preguntas son muy provocativas!
David Hain's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:04 AM

Nice video from Al Gonzalez and the very worthwhile Give Leadership Institute. Catch kids early and kick off great leadership habits!

John Michel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:17 PM

Superb insights...well worth the watch! 

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Why You Need to Be Vulnerable to Innovate - Innovation Leadership Network

Why You Need to Be Vulnerable to Innovate - Innovation Leadership Network | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
How many great ideas get killed because we're scared to put them out in the world?

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Coachability: Looking at Coaches and Coachees » Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt

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Coachability: Looking at Coaches and Coachees | Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt #leadership - http://t.co/3jjf4iet...
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Leaders in search of followership | Mannaz.com

Leaders in search of followership | Mannaz.com | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

In a conversation with Barbara Kellerman journalist Kenneth Mikkelsen explores why leadership is so hard to exercise today. This is a must read for everyone interested in leadership and management trends. Read the story in Mannaz' international newsletter. 

 

The interview with Barbara Kellerman relates to her latest book: "The End of Leadership."

 

Barbara raises the important questions: Why has the leadership industry, for all its apparent successes, failed on so many levels? Why do incompetence and intemperance continue rampant? Why are ethics so elusive? Why is teaching leading full of “flaws”? Why has it proved so hard to build a body of knowledge? Why are our leaders so widely disdained—and why is our trust in leaders of every stripe at a leaden low?

 

Barbara has strong opinions about the leadership industry. She doesn't believe that becomming a leader is a quick fix that can be learned from a seven-step guide written by former CEOs or short and expensive leadership courses.

 

For futher information:

 

Visit Barbara Kellerman’s personal blog:http://barbarakellerman.com.

 

Barbara Kellerman discusses some of the core topics of her book in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIo5_eJs5-Y.

 

Get inspirered from this video about followership: Leadership from a dancing guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO8MwBZl-Vc

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Is Your Leadership Showing?

You're the CEO of your company. But do you look and act like a leader? Here are five ways to get started.
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25 Ways to Create Contagious Content [Infographic]

25 Ways to Create Contagious Content [Infographic] | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Content is the foundation for blogs and websites. It is what makes your readers and viewers come back for more. Coming up with ideas is always a challenge. So how do you constantly create content that is compelling and shareable?

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Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback

Leadership Skills: Forgiveness and Feedback | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

...forgiveness is not weak, cowardly, or a retreat. It is a gift that requires strength and the ability to create transformational change...


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The Secret to Focusing on What Matters

The Secret to Focusing on What Matters | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

Trivialities replace what matters when you’re under the gun. The dark power of time pressure, stress, and urgency is they obscure what's meaningful. 


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Insignificant leaders focus on trivialities

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The Container Store: A Culture Organized for Inspired Employees

The Container Store: A Culture Organized for Inspired Employees | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
“From Day 1 I felt valued, empowered and trusted.” This is a pretty impactful statement for any employee to make.

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LEADERSHIP COMES FROM THE HEART AND CONSIDERS THE HEARTS OF OTHERS - Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful

LEADERSHIP COMES FROM THE HEART AND CONSIDERS THE HEARTS OF OTHERS - Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it


Leaders have to be able to flexibly adapt their strategies in line with their personal qualities, the company culture, and the situation. The new thinking about leadership emphasizes authenticity, openness, caring and flexibility.
A leader needs to be genuine and lead by example, understanding and is emotionally connected in order to inspire loyal followers.



Here six qualities a leader needs to be successful:

- A good leader lives by the same principles he expects of his followers
- Great leaders inspire us to reach for the stars and to become what we dream of.
- Good leaders show empathy - they take the time to listen to and connect emotionaly with followers at all levels
- The best leaders show passion, commitment, and dedication. They put the organization first and are willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve group goals that they highly value. They display self-discipline and unselfishness.
- A key quality of leadership is the ability to inspire others through emotional connection as well as rational arguments and explanation. Leaders articulate their vision in such a way that followers can see the big picture. Leadership involves engaging the whole person including the sense, thoughts, and emotions.
- Great leadership involves bringing out the best in the followers. Leaders create an organizational culture in which the strengths and potential of each individual are valued and recognized. 

These words sum it up so wonderful:

Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is 
about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself 
and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others.
It is an attitude, not a routine.

—  Lance Secretan, Industry Week, October 12, 1998

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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201204/six-qualities-leaders-need-be-successful


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Effective leadership emphasizes being present, focused, genuine, authentic, open, adaptable, caring and leading by example; traits that inspire great followers.  

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How to turn your weaknesses into strengths

How to turn your weaknesses into strengths | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
We all have weaknesses, and we tend to try to work on eliminating them - on changing ourselves in order to become better. But change is difficult - very difficult. What if instead of trying to elim...
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Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction

Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
There are a lot of opinions about how to design quality instruction. New technologies, theories, and processes are continually created and touted as the next greatest thing for instructional designers.

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30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention

30 Storytelling Tips For Teachers: How To Capture Your Student’s Attention | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a connection point between two people.

 

~ these great tips apply to classroom and virtual/online teaching 


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Leadership lessons in how to fail well

Leadership lessons in how to fail well | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Leaders need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.

 

I crashed my car recently. It was about 8 a.m. I was in a rush (what else is new?) to get to a meeting for a nonprofit I belong to. I learned how to drive in Thailand, so I’m rather proud of my driving reflexes — even pride myself on holding my own with the cab drivers in New York City. The car in front of me stopped. Unfortunately I didn’t.


The good news is that I emerged totally functional (or at least no more dysfunctional than usual). The other piece of good news is that the experience taught me some lessons on how to fail well. It taught me that we need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.


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How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes

How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool - Forbes | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Paul Smith I recently spoke to Paul Smith, who is a consumer research executive, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (AMACOM Books, August,...

 

I've been following Dan Schawbel for years and was delighted to find that he recently interviewed colleague Paul Smith at Proctor and Gamble about his new book on storytelling and leadership titled Lead With A Story.

 

This interview with Paul that Dan conducted is chock full of good information about the need for leaders to develop storytelling as a core competence. And tips on how companies can make storytelling part of their leadership practices.

 

What I love about Paul's book is his identification of 21 common leadership challenges where storytelling can help. He based his conclusions on his interviews with 75+ CEOs and executives at companies around the world.

 

If you want to know more about storytelling and leadership, read this article and then get the book (I have no affiliation with Paul or his publisher).

 

You will have more tools at your disposal than when you started!

 

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


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Leaders: A Climate for Change

Leaders: A Climate for Change | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it

Organisational leaders are constantly looking for greater outputs. They want more engagement, raised productivity. They want more out, but what are they giving back?


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Culture Shock: Culture’s Impact on Social Marketing and Business - Brian Solis

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The Only Management Strategy You'll Ever Need

The Only Management Strategy You'll Ever Need | LeadershipWithin | Scoop.it
Great leaders don't need to struggle to motivate, inspire, and lead their employees. Here's why.
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