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Ten Questions Every Game Changer Must Answer

Ten Questions Every Game Changer Must Answer | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"As the cofounder of a magazine called Fast Company, I've always been struck by the slow-going rate of change inside most organizations."

 

1. Do you see opportunities the competition doesn't see?

2. Do you have new ideas about where to look for new ideas?

3. Are you the most of anything?

4. If your company went out of business tomorrow, who would miss you and why?

5. Have you figured out how your organization's history can help to shape its future?

6. Do you have customers who can't live without you?

7. Do your people care more than the competition?

8. Are you getting the best contributions from the most people?

9. Are you consistent in your commitment to change?

10. Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

 

Read the Fast Company article... well worth it.

 

 


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Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s?

Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

It can be like an overpowering cologne or perfume. When someone enters the room, the scent overtakes everything, and we can barely breathe.

 

The same happens when someone’s individual passion overtakes a conversation or decision. What seems to be the unfortunate goal is for one person’s passion to be imposed on others. It is passion domination!

 

The discussion on passion in organizations gets very interesting as we dig into it. There are issues to be highlighted and resolved.

 

One key question is:  Can passion be transferred?

 

The question centers on two dimensions:

 

1) Personal passion

2) Organization passion

 

Read the complete discussion and join the conversation.

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10 Ways to Get People to Change

10 Ways to Get People to Change | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

How do you get leaders, employees, customers — and even yourself — to change behaviors? Executives can change strategy, products and processes until they're blue in the face, but real change doesn't take hold until people actually change what they do.

Here is a good list of 10 approaches that seem to work


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Happy Leadership Interdependence!

Happy Leadership Interdependence! | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

A leader without integrity is an independent, soulless one. Integrity without leaders is just a concept.

For integrity to come alive, leaders need to embrace it. For leaders to lead effectively, integrity needs to be upheld. More than the relationship between leader and integrity is the need for both to be demonstrated actively in our teams, organizations, communities, and families.

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How to Master a New Skill

How to Master a New Skill | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"We all need to get better at something...."

 

"Principles to Remember

 

Do:

Select a skill that is valued by your organization and manager

Divide the skill up into smaller, manageable tasks

Reflect on what you've learned and what you still want to accomplish

 

 

Don't:

Try to learn in a vacuum — ask others for guidance and feedback

Rely solely on your boss for advice — you may want to involve someone who isn't responsible for evaluating you Assume it's going to happen overnight — it usually takes at least six months to develop a new skill...."

 

A must read! 

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5 "S"ecrets of Engaged Social Leadership - Forbes

5 "S"ecrets of Engaged Social Leadership - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Being a socially-engaged leader may not be an innate skill for many leaders, but it is increasingly necessary as the multi-generational workplace puts more strain on corporate cultures and social media is opening up channels to 'what it’s really like to work at this company'."

 

1) Sensitivity to non-verbal cues.

2) Socially interactive.

3) Shared sense of value and purpose.

4) Socially committed to a building an engaged community in the workplace.

5) Sincerely interested in your employees, your social talent communities, your environment.

 

Read the rest of this Forbes article by Meghan M. Biro.

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Five types of leadership storytelling & when to use each

Five types of leadership storytelling & when to use each | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Just how many types of stories are there, you ask? The answer is, as usual, it depends who you ask. Various storytelling aficionados categorize stories in different ways, and there are no hard and fast rules.

 

These are overviews of each (read the full article for more details and prompts to help you come up with each type of story):

1. Introducing me

2. Conveying values

3. Teaching

4. Jumpstarting action

5. Inspiring

 

Here's the link to the full article: http://www.internal-monologue.com/2012/07/careful-around-campfire-five-types-of.html ;

 

These 5 broad categories and the examples shared in each are really good and will build a good foundation for leadership storytelling. According to Paul Smith in his forthcoming book on leadership storytelling "Lead With A Story" (August 20112), there are actually 21 different categories/applications for leaders to know about and use.

 

But this article brings clarity to the topic and will definitely get you started!

 

Thank you to fellow curator Gimli Goose for this article!


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Simple Principles Work!

Simple Principles Work! | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

A story about feeling overloaded and finding a way out....

 

"“I am just swamped though, and the work just seems endless. I don’t know if I can keep this pace. I just imagine this wave of work overtaking me.

 

My friend tried to comfort me by adding, “You know you will work through it. You always do....”

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