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The impact of trust in the workplace

The impact of trust in the workplace | Leading Choices | Scoop.it
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Trust is defined as: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.
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Key thoughts on building and sustaining trust in organizations:

1)  Integrity must be embedded; 2)  Treatment of people (create the right culture); 3)  Focus on shared goals; 4)  Do what's right, regardless of personal risk.

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Trust is one of the essential keystones at the core of any organization or relationship. 

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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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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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Leading the New, New Corporate Vacation Policy

Leading the New, New Corporate Vacation Policy | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"The new reality is we never really, completely, wholeheartedly leave work behind. Work is attached to our hip and safely placed in our carry-on bags."

 

Read more on 4 suggested new corporate vacation policies and 2 leadership challenges. Join the conversation:  How would you change an organization’s vacation policy in this new world? How are you leading this shift?

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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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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?"

 

Read the rest of this article by Meghan Biro. Important questions leaders should consider....

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Time for a New Leader in the C-Suite? - Forbes

Time for a New Leader in the C-Suite? - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Interesting thoughts. Having a solid company culture is essential, but does it need a Chief Culture Officer or just good leadership? Great points to consider here:

 

"So is it time for you to create the post of Chief Culture Officer? Emphatic Yes. Do you want your business to survive the next wave of broken and shallow business models? Do you understand that value has multiple meanings? Do you want to build a real business, not a flip-out? Then do it. Get an extra chair for the C-Suite and surround it with a gracious and comfortable space. Make sure there’s another comfortable chair across the desk, too. You’ll spend some time in that one.

 

Is it time to hire a Chief Culture Officer? Or at least dream about the possibilities?"

 

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4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company

4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Your balance sheet alone won't tell you if your company is thriving or on the verge of failure. Here's what you really need to look out for."

 

A solid reminder of what makes a company healthy. Read more to gain insights into the 4 signs:

 

- Organic talent

- Constructive conflict

- Outside lives

- Sane pay

 

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