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Making Right Minded Choices - A Leadership Challenge

Making Right Minded Choices - A Leadership Challenge | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Making Right Minded Choices – A Leadership Challenge (Making right minded choices: a leadership challenge: http://t.co/WIWOPtdT #leadership #change...)..."

 

"Some of the attributes of someone who uses right minded thinking more consistently than others are:

 

Self-Awareness – An understanding of the choices and impact of choosing between the ego and the right mind.

 

Resilience – resilience against the ego thought system and the pressure to conform to negative beliefs.

 

Ability to tap into the right mind – being able to pause before reacting and choosing ones thoughts. Living in a different paradigm.

 

Humility – A recognition that we are all in it together and an appreciation that their choices matter and therefore they choose carefully and with humility.

 

Vision – A vision borne out of collective interest and not self interest.

 

Responsibility – a no blame culture in every situation. The victim and persecutor dynamics are dissolved.

 

Generosity – kindness, inclusivity – not excluding anyone, sharing, realising everyone is equally valuable, and can equally make mistakes.

 

Wisdom – understanding when to let go and when to pursue •Non – Judgemental – realising everyone is either acting from their right mind, which is love or ego mind which is lack of love."

 

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The New IP: Information Productivity | Thin Difference

The New IP: Information Productivity | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Information Productivity means we need to absorb a lot of information and then convert it into actionable steps. This is leading in an information access age.

 

The Model Steps

 

Absorb. We absorb information we read, hear, and view. As we take it in, our mind picks the data up and begins a thought process.

 

Convert. Converting information into actions is a critical step. While some information may be just for our consideration, some will require a plan.

 

Act. After we have converted the information into actionable steps, we then need to, well, act! We do things with the information learned and the points outlined.

 

Learn. Through the process, we learn. We learn what works and what doesn’t. From this, we begin the cycle again.

 

Without a process, information absorption leads to unproductive use of time. We become inert.  

 

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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

How The Best Leaders Build Trust | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Think about it this way: When trust is low, in a company or in a relationship, it places a hidden “tax” on every transaction:

 

every communication, every interaction, every strategy, every decision is taxed, bringing speed down and sending costs up.

 

My experience is that significant distrust doubles the cost of doing business and triples the time it takes to get things done.


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The power of trust in a business is healthy for the employees and ROI.

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The Top Trust Busters That Dilute Your Credibility

The Top Trust Busters That Dilute Your Credibility | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"You wouldn’t deliberately dilute your own credibility. But it’s possible that some of your innocent behaviors are producing precisely that unintended consequence.

 

Credibility problems can come in the form of trust busters. Let’s consider two of the most common ones, along with their fixes that I call trust builders."

 

Trust Buster #1: Double Talk

Trust Builder #1: Clear the Fog

 

Trust Buster #2: Pulling Rank

Trust Builder #2: Drop the Pretense

 

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Fearless Friday: Top 5 Tips to Getting What You Want

Fearless Friday: Top 5 Tips to Getting What You Want | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"In this special series, we’ll take a brief look at various different fearless inspirations from the past week or so. Whether it’s a fearless young changemaker who is taking risks, a new publication that expresses bold and innovative ideas, or an organization that is promoting change and that is not afraid to fail forward—we want to shine a spotlight on them and their work in the hope that it will spark a new movement to Be Fearless...."

 

#1: Be Assertive, not Aggressive

#2: Focus on the Small Stuff

#3: Listen

#4: Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes

#5: Take Yourself Out of the Equation

 

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Three Levels of Trust – Where Do Your Relationships Stand?

Three Levels of Trust – Where Do Your Relationships Stand? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"When it comes to trust, not all relationships are at the same level. Based on the context of the given relationship – professional, personal, family, social – each one can experience a different level of trust.

 

There are three basic levels of trust...."

 

First level - deterence-based trust

Second level - knowledge-based trust

Third level - identity-based trust

 

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Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes

Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Recently, I dropped in on an innovative workspace for one of my software technology clients– it's a very cool office space. An open-plan, communal space with worktables in rows, very low partitions between areas, and no private offices."

 

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"Here are my top 5 questions which help construct the WHYS of employee engagement for leaders.

 

1) Why am I here?

2) Why should I trust you leadership?

3) Why should I be loyal to your company?

4) Why don’t you communicate your company values?

5) Why aren’t you clear about the rewards of working in this company?"

 

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The Top 5 Things Employees Want (and Need!) to Hear from Management - Forbes

The Top 5 Things Employees Want (and Need!) to Hear from Management - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
Employees want good pay. They want to have some say in how they perform their jobs. They want to be treated fairly. And they want management to be consistent in word and deed.
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The Top 5 Reasons Your Decisions Fail You - Forbes

The Top 5 Reasons Your Decisions Fail You - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
What makes bad decisions, and how can you avoid them? Learn the 5 top reasons decisions fail you, and the lessons they teach you about effective decision making.

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Transform Leadership Junk into Value – 5 Steps

Transform Leadership Junk into Value – 5 Steps | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Having grown up on a family farm, we always had a junk pile. What was on the junk pile could be a mix of spare parts, good iron, or just plain scraps of what once was. Some of it, eventually, was sold off, used, or just stayed there, year after year.

 

With our good junk, we:

 

Reinforced something that was working yet needed added strength

Repaired something that was broken

Built something new

 

As leaders, we tend to do the same. We collect junk. We store old practices; we mix in some of the old with the new; and some of it just sits there unused. Not all is bad. Junk can be transformed into useful things in leadership, too, especially when it is added to something working or actively put into use again.

 

What is our leadership junk, and what do we do with it?

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Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference

Go Hard on the Issue, Soft on the Person – 5 Leadership Ideas | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

This statement is a challenge: “I try to go hard on the issue and soft on the person.” Leadership, character, and integrity are skills required to keep focus.

 

5 leadership ideas:

 

Idea 1: Balance the emphasis on the issue with showing empathy to the person.

Idea 2: Focus on the right words – speaking and hearing.

Idea 3: Be fully present.

Idea 4: Keep repeating – solve the issue, solve the issue, solve the issue.

Idea 5: Let go.  

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The Five Top Leadership Blind Spots

The Five Top Leadership Blind Spots | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

An interesting pattern begins to emerge when you look at which issues leaders seem to struggle with clearly identifying as areas of weakness or risk within their organization.

 

Consider them Blind Spots – those unseen things that create danger that we don’t react to until too late. Excelling at never being blind to these issues will clearly make the difference between being average and being great in your career.


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Four Lessons From the Best Bosses I Ever Had

Four Lessons From the Best Bosses I Ever Had | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Having a great boss shouldn't be such an unusual experience."

 

3 great lessons to read. 

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What is Proactive Behaviour?

What is Proactive Behaviour? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Being proactive is good, right?  Most of the available literature on strategy, leadership and effectiveness in the workplace supports the idea that leveraging our human capital, by encouraging them...

 

===> Proactivity is something that is commonly touted as a route to improved decision-making and performance. <===

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://colleensharen.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/what-is-proactive-behaviour/

 

 


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Do Less, Achieve More: The Beauty Of Effective Delegation

Do Less, Achieve More: The Beauty Of Effective Delegation | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"...you need to focus only on the items that add the most value to your organization. In general, these are the things that you, and only you, are capable of doing."

 

 

Five Steps to Effectively Delegate

 

1. Identify the Right Person for Delegation

2. Clearly Define the Project

3. Discuss the Plan of Action or How the Task Can Be Accomplished

4. Have Them Repeat Back the Plan

5. Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback (Longer-Term Tasks)

 

Great point:

 

"You must also accept that many delegated tasks may not get done as well as if you did them yourself. Although this isn’t acceptable for some areas of your business (e.g., providing a service to a customer), for others (e.g., reordering supplies, completing paperwork), good enough is good enough.

 

Effective delegation makes you replaceable, and although it sounds a bit strange, this is what you want. It allows you to spend time growing--rather than simply maintaining--your business. You can spend less time working and take real vacations. It also makes your business attractive to buyers, which is particularly important if your end vision is to sell your company."

 

Read more on this Fast Company article.

 

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5 Leadership Roles To Get Your Team Walking Through Brick Walls | TerryStarbucker.com

5 Leadership Roles To Get Your Team Walking Through Brick Walls | TerryStarbucker.com | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"I’ve observed 5 critical roles that a leader must play to get their teams “walking through brick walls” for them...."

 

 

The Counselor

The Defender

The Contextualizer

The Fair Dealer

The Cheerleader

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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If You Want to Lead, Read These 10 Books

If You Want to Lead, Read These 10 Books | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Must-read titles -- by men and women -- for those looking to be both powerful and beloved in business."

 

Great list of books to read! 

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The Vision Room » Interdependence Day

The Vision Room » Interdependence Day | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Leading with interdependence means two or more people or things are mutually dependent upon each other. Interdependent leaders are stronger than independent ones because of the relationships built and maintained.

 

Here are 4 interdependent relationships to enable leaders to succeed more fully and purposefully.

 

1. Learning interdependence.

2. Team interdependence.

3. Community interdependence.

4. Integrity interdependence.

 

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LAMP: Turning on the Right Leadership Overhead

LAMP: Turning on the Right Leadership Overhead | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Leadership overhead is necessary, if properly applied. When it becomes a complete burden on others, the leadership overhead shifts and weighs down on teams and organizations. The balance between enough and going too far is for leaders to recognize and others to hold them accountable against a reasonable standard.

 

What constitutes a leadership overhead standard?

 

Check out the LAMP model - Learning, Adapting, Mentoring, Planning.

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Namaste! 5 Hot Leadership Lessons From The Moksha Yoga Studio

Namaste! 5 Hot Leadership Lessons From The Moksha Yoga Studio | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Imagine a 102° dry room. Then imagine practicing intense yoga in there for 60 to 75 minutes. Then repeat that for 150 days. Welcome to the last several months of my life.

 

The first time I went to class, I simply wanted check out the new Moksha Yoga London West studio in London, Ontario. The next day a friend wanted to check it out, so I went again. The next day, another friend. And then it was just me--and I figured, why not just keep going?

While I do realize that one is supposed to be thought-free while practicing yoga--moksha, after all, is Sanskrit for release--as a business owner and writer, I couldn't help but notice how my commitment to hot yoga impacted my day-to-day life and my business."

 

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Leadership: Doing versus Being

Leadership: Doing versus Being | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"As leaders we sometimes get confused with the concepts of being a leader of doing.   What did I do for my team today?  What did I do for my organization yesterday?"

 

"Start looking deeper inside yourself to discover the core convictions of your entire self, your real being. Buried inside every leader resides the true self, not the conceptual self. When you find it through layers of digging and discovery, with contemplation and courage you will be able to find that you are much more than what you are doing, that you exist as a real being whom you may have disregarded before."


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Are You Feeding Birdseed to Your Cat? | The Drucker Exchange

Are You Feeding Birdseed to Your Cat? | The Drucker Exchange | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"...This story can be applied to successful innovation. Peter Drucker taught us that innovation is the only true source of profits, and requires simultaneously doing new work, doing current work better and stopping work that should no longer be continued. It is the opposite of feeding birdseed to struggling, or more-than-struggling, canaries. Doing all three things at the same time is the foundation for sustainable reinvention."

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What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate?

What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

In almost every organization, there is a concept of overhead. Inc.com provides a solid overview of overhead, but simply stated it is the “costs incurred to make something else possible.” This is a great definition, and it should be applied squarely on leadership.

 

Overhead costs on leadership should be low, meaning little burden on others. There are certain required overhead costs to leadership:

 

Mentoring

Coaching

Training

Setting direction

Listening

Communicating

Other enabling activities….

 

What kills a culture and team member spirits is a loaded overhead leader. The costs of a heavily burdened overhead leader can be very damaging. The costs to make something else happen, in bad leadership terms, are too high.

 

What are the characteristics of a high overhead leader?

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