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Diamonds in the Rough - See Your Organization From The Bottom-Up - Keyhubs

Diamonds in the Rough - See Your Organization From The Bottom-Up - Keyhubs | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Of all the projects we've worked on recently, there is one that left a deep impression on me. It represented the classic textbook (and Dilbert) situation - the kind that inspired me to embark on the Keyhubs journey in the first place.

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Laura Goodrich's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:29 AM

Diamonds in the rough - Seeing Your Organization from the Bottom-Up!  #Keyhubs 

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Five Ways to Build Distrust

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There are certain core leadership principles that run deep in leading well, and one is trust. Trust doesn’t just happen. Although trust should be second...
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Trust is such an important trait to exemplify in our leadership practices. Unfortunately, some leaders get lazy and distrust builds. It is time to engage actively on trust.

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Great Leadership: 17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach

Great Leadership: 17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if we could teach managers how to coach? What one book, website, or other resource would you recommend to a busy yet motivated manager who wants to learn how to be a better coach?


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 7:14 AM

The following is a collection of their responses. Bookmark it, print it, and share it with others. Pick one resource that you didn’t know about and review it yourself. We can all learn something new when it comes to the art and science of coaching.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 12, 8:39 AM

great list of books on mentoring , coaching etc...

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound

What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters by Daniel Goleman - collection of HBR and other articles on leadership

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 26, 7:30 PM

I can't imagine any leader thinking EQ wouldn't matter.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 27, 8:29 PM

Knowing how to "read others' emotions" allows leaders to lead from the heart to the heart and gain the most from the talent that surrounds them.

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 4:08 PM

What makes a leader?

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Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy

Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.


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Verica Markovic's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:17 AM

Etude intéressante, mais à nuancer.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:52 PM

Not surprising but still needs more exploration by authentic leaders, the key is that one can overpower the tendency to quelsh empathy in their roles. But it is not easy nor is it often truly understood.

Chris Brown's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:05 PM

"Whether you're with a team at work [or] your family dinner, all of that hinges on how we adapt our behaviors to the behaviors of other people, and power takes a bite out of that ability, which is too bad."

 

A powerful statement.  How can we keep focused on connecting to others so we don't become less empathetic?

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How To Be A Digital Leader

How To Be A Digital Leader | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Unless you were born in the 1990s, you are most likely a digital immigrant -  someone whose ability to use a smartphone, tablet and interact via social media networks does not come as naturally as it does for digital natives.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, August 26, 2013 12:33 AM

Not sure about the whole 'native versus immigrant'...#Prensky's idea, upon reading his book, does not lead me to believe in the term 'native' as so many seem to misconstrue this term (a tad out of whack).  I'm not young and my adult daughter says that it's like I've been born with tech literacy and she wasn't?! I think it is about openmindedness, resourcefulness, inquisitiveness, creativity and more...I argue that you don't need to be born in the 1990's to be a digital native! I wasn't!

Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 31, 2013 11:41 PM
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Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:41 AM

I am not raised with a smartphone and slowly i am loosing speed in staying up to date with technology where the youngsters still can handle it 

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How to Build Trust Between Generations

How to Build Trust Between Generations | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
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More hype has been piled on Generation Y, or better known as Millennials. We are building layers to insulate rather than removing layers to engage. This needs to be our call-to-action. Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silent Generation alike but between two generations. We need to cross the gap and lead anew!

It is time to build trust.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:50 AM

(From the article): This is important. We are leading together for a generation. Let’s do it by realizing there is a thin difference between generations and a vast opportunity exists to create a big leadership story. 

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Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Kindness and Leadership

Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Kindness and Leadership | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Jon Mertz shares thoughts on Kindness and Leadership and how Millennials are exemplifying both.
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Kindness needs to be embraced as a leadership principle. It is not about being weak. It is about strength in empathy and in civility. Millennial leaders get this, and we need to learn from them.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:11 AM

Reading about leadership this last week, I have come across associations with love, kindness, gratitude and empathy even more than, or as a precursor to, results.  This is a welcome trend and much more than flavour of the month.

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7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders

7 Habits of Highly Sustainable Leaders | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Build your Brain to Lead - Learn how to build your brain to last for the long haul.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:47 AM

An informal survey of 150 senior managers who attended my last Sustainable Leaders Strategy workshop revealed the biggest challenge they faced was “having too much to do in too little time with fewer resources than ever before.”  The speed with which business must get done today is light years faster than even 15 or 20 years ago.  In many industries (technology), change happens too quickly and if you only strive to keep up, you will be out of business faster than you can say “Buck Rogers.”     

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:32 PM

I liked points 2 and 3. People who are serial single-taskers are better listeners because they know when to listen. It is their only task in that moment.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

"There are only 24 hours in a day and you cannot create “more time” in a day.  The solution for most senior managers is to work longer and harder to get the job done.  The only problem with that solution is that it is a recipe for burn out.  What if you broke the rules and shifted your beliefs to recognize this truth:  Time is a limited resource & Energy is an infinitely unlimited resource.  You cannot create more time.  You can, however, create more energy by taking control not only of your time, but where your attention is within that time frame."

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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a traditional classroom. Armed with an insatiable lust for knowledge, they set out to acquire it on their own terms, although a few pointers obviously can’t hurt before departure and landing!

 

Not every possible technique will necessarily stick with all self-motivated learners, of course, but the only way to find out is to test them. Try some of the following and experiment with what works in a more independent educational setting.

 

 


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John Michel's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:07 AM

Great insights on how to invest in yourself.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:34 AM

A personal emotional intelligence growth curve

Annette Swann's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:12 PM

Be a great leader? = Be a great learner.

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The Leader's Intellectual Health

The Leader's Intellectual Health | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Intellectual health flows from deep curiosity, an adaptive mindset & paradoxical thinking, helping leaders to create dialogue & insight for intelligent change.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:58 AM

Health is holistic.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:35 PM

Stay curious; LEAD YOURSELF first!; your ability to be a Leader lies on your attitude.

 

Don Cloud's curator insight, March 2, 11:38 AM

Intellectual growth stems from lifelong learning seated in deep curiousity, and adaptive/growth mindset, and paradoxical thinking.

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't - Forbes

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't
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The secret to leadership is there aren't any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.

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Irene Immink's comment, June 17, 2013 12:48 PM
Indeed, good point Philippe
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:48 PM

Thanks to John, David and Wise Leader!  Great scoop.

 

From the article:

 

Develop Awareness– Great leaders are self aware, organizationally aware, culturally aware, contextually aware, and emotionally aware. They value listening, engaging, observing, and learning over pontificating. They value sensitivity over insensitivity and humility over hubris. Leaders who come across as if they know everything haven’t fooled anyone – except themselves.

 
Doris Palomino's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:24 AM

The 5 key transitions the author proposes make you think about how great human beings we expect great leaders to be: (1) find purpose, (2) people first, (3) develop awareness, (4) shun complexity, and (5) get personal. And I could not agree more about the fact how many people assume the responsability to lead but only a few can do it well: "Average leaders spend time scaling processes, systems, and models – great leaders focus on scaling leadership".

 

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The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

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The Four Questions Great Leaders AskThe wisest leaders ask the best questions“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” —Voltaire

 

Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?


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Peg Gillard's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:13 AM

I used this to come up with questions that I could ask myself and others as an educational leader. 

John Michel's curator insight, January 23, 1:34 PM

Great leaders humbly share their biggest challenges with their teams and ask them to help solve them.

Don Cloud's curator insight, January 25, 1:13 PM

Answers constrain thinking, while questions have the power to open up the promise of what might be possible.

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5 Ways to Create a Winning Culture

5 Ways to Create a Winning Culture | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
A strong culture isn't something you wish into place, or even will into place. It's something you build. Here's how.

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Scott Span, MSOD's comment, May 15, 2013 10:53 AM
All great points... particularly # 3. Without trust, not much else can happen.
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:17 PM

Tpotally agree with Don on item #5.  I also like #3.

 

Create an environment of trust.

Many organizations believe internal trust is nice to have but not a key factor for bottom line profitability. That simply isn’t true. Trust directly affects speed and cost. When trust diminishes, speed goes down and costs go up. These economic factors are usually disguised as other things, but when there isn’t trust between team members, or between the company and its customers, it is impossible to achieve real success. The myths are that trust is built solely on integrity, that you either have it or you don’t, that if lost it can’t be restored, and that it can’t be taught. The realities are that trust is a function of both character and competency, it can be both created and destroyed, it can be restored (in most cases), and be taught and developed into a measurable strategic advantage.

Mark Gregory , Programme Innovator @Transformation Coach's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:47 AM

5 steps to defining your winning culture explained succinctly for any leader looking to change their own organisational culture.

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Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On - TIME

Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On - TIME | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On
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Into Thin Air · It's Mary Barra's GM Now. What made him such an extraordinary leader? And does modern research back up his methods?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 26, 7:20 PM

Some great lessons  from a great man.

daniel peled's curator insight, April 12, 10:09 AM

טיפים למנהיגות מצליחה, כאלה שכולם מסכימים להם

Connie Hamilton Ed.S.'s curator insight, April 12, 11:52 PM

Basic reminders on leadership traits that stand the test of time.

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What Does Your Vision Incite?

What Does Your Vision Incite? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
What does your vision incite? Understanding what your vision incites will help understand if it will work for the long term or not. Does it incite action?
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There needs to be a checkpoint to vision on what it is inciting and this two by two matrix may help.

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Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy

Why Powerful People Just Don't Get Empathy | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.


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Verica Markovic's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:17 AM

Etude intéressante, mais à nuancer.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:52 PM

Not surprising but still needs more exploration by authentic leaders, the key is that one can overpower the tendency to quelsh empathy in their roles. But it is not easy nor is it often truly understood.

Chris Brown's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:05 PM

"Whether you're with a team at work [or] your family dinner, all of that hinges on how we adapt our behaviors to the behaviors of other people, and power takes a bite out of that ability, which is too bad."

 

A powerful statement.  How can we keep focused on connecting to others so we don't become less empathetic?

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Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness

Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

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Sílvia Montserrat's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:09 AM

Soliciting honest feedback from others helps us develop and update our Real Self. 

Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:46 AM

Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:56 AM

Where it all begins...

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David Hain on the benefits of Appreciative Inquiry | aboutleaders.com

David Hain on the benefits of Appreciative Inquiry | aboutleaders.com | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Have you ever heard the phrase: People join organizations, but leave managers. What would your employees say about you?


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:28 PM

Muy interesante.

Kevin Watson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 AM

Great article!

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:48 PM
Many thanks for your comments Anjela, Vilma, and kjcoach! I think AI has many benefits to bring to all of us.
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Can You Establish Your Leadership Legacy And Still Stay Popular With Your People?

Can You Establish Your Leadership Legacy And Still Stay Popular With Your People? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Sure you can, but how?
The notion of a building a leadership legacy has always been a driving factor for business leaders and owners, who are naturally driven to influence the way in which they will be remembered after they have gone.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 20, 2013 1:31 PM

The notion of a building a leadership legacy has always been a driving factor for business leaders and owners, who are naturally driven to influence the way in which they will be remembered after they have gone. Whether you're a leader ready to retire, or a new manager itching to make your mark on your organisation; you are now writing history for your employees, but how will it read?

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If Change Was Easy, We Would All Do It

If Change Was Easy, We Would All Do It | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Yes. If change was easy, we would all do it. Standing still will not move us forward. Limiting our learning will not create a growth mindset. Change is ...
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Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline

Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Learn how to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders for your organization. The reward for your efforts? The right skills at the top—and everywhere else in your organization.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:14 PM

We do have a leadership crisis as this article points out. What does it mean to manage? We have to be careful. Do we want leadership or management? Both are necessary, but serve different purposes.

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How Smart People Collaborate for Success

How Smart People Collaborate for Success | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:31 AM

Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

Annette Swann's curator insight, June 24, 2013 4:45 AM

7 tips for improving collaboration - #7 is amazing "Broadcast recognition and gratitude" - no matter the size of the effort always broadcast and acknowledge any degree of collaboration you see.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 1:43 PM

The second is a key one: avoiding quiet politeness. Collaboration has to be messy.

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Find the Heart of Your Brand Storytelling with These 6 Questions

Find the Heart of Your Brand Storytelling with These 6 Questions | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"What’s the first thing you do when meeting someone new? You ask them questions to unveil their story: Where are you from? What kind of work do you do? Do you have children? Do you come here often? Questioning a stranger is more than a polite way to pass time — it’s the core of trying to connect.

 

Stories make life interesting and give people a way to connect. People crave them, which creates a big opportunity for brand storytelling."


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Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:48 PM
Many thanks for the shout-out Ozzie!
Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:49 PM
Andrea, welcome to my curation. I hope you find lots of good material here. Keep on telling your wonderful stories -- they are a precious gift!
Andrea Norwood's comment, June 24, 2013 3:52 PM
Thank you Karen!
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Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition

Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back. Which is more important?


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John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:39 AM

In Canada and the United States, having frequent contact with neighbors was associated with higher levels of well-being, as was the feeling of truly belonging in a group. "If everyone in a community becomes more connected, the average level of subjective well-being would increase."

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:00 PM

Great question

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, April 4, 4:54 AM

Oh yes!

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When Stress Strikes: 10 Questions To Help You Take Better Care of Yourself

When Stress Strikes: 10 Questions To Help You Take Better Care of Yourself | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Self-care is the basis for our well-being. And when stress strikes, we especially need to attend to our emotional, physical and spiritual needs and practice nourishing, healthy habits.
But, for many of us, that’s exactly when our self-care dips.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:53 AM

When you’re facing a difficult situation or any kind of stressor, it helps to know exactly what and who will bring you the most comfort and let you express your feelings healthfully and safely.