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LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY - Top 8 Tips for Leading Your People when the Future is Hanging in the Balance

LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY - Top 8 Tips for Leading Your People when the Future is Hanging in the Balance | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
You cannot open a newspaper or listen to the radio or TV nowadays without hearing about some organisation that is downsizing, closing down or completely restructuring itself. Global companies are m...
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It’s not easy leading during uncertain times but it’s necessary for success.  Leading forward during uncertain times means staying visibly engaged with your organization, never feeding them “fluff” but instead giving them the “stuff” they need to carry on.  It’s about creating a sense of hope and optimism in the hearts of your employees to enable them to persevere through the highs and lows of uncertainty. 

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How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership

How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Trustworthiness, sincerity and capacity to inspire count for a lot. Likeability, not so much.
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What a great infographics, giving us a visual peek into the leadership mind of some of the top CEOs in business today. I am especially pleased to see that 59% of CEOs characterize their leadership style as "Visionary" where seeing the big picture and inspiring others is most important to them.  It reminds me of one of my favorite verses "without a vision the people perish" and why as a leader I too believe and recognize that one of the most important jobs I have as leader is to stay open to new information and seek to see things in ways that most others are not yet able to perceive them.  To see tomorrow based on an understanding of the past and the present while dreaming and imagining the possibilities of a different more prosperous future.  To find delight, as a leader in the opportunity to envision and create new models of what could be while leading and inspiring others to move down the path towards a better future.   

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5 Leadership Tips for Introverts

5 Leadership Tips for Introverts | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
The author of The Introverted Leader explains how to turn solitary tendencies into business strengths.
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

Spending time with yourself can be one of the most valuable gifts you give to yourself.  In today's world, having the chance to carve out "think time" has not only become a rarity for most but non-existent for many.  Realizing that nothing new, innovative, or cutting edge has ever been created without someone first taking the time to "think it out" should be enough to motivate us all to want to be an "introvert" some of the time. 

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Sharing is Succeeding

Sharing is Succeeding | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
It seems odd to me that, even with all the inventions and knowledge and innovations we have acquired in recent years, people in leadership can still believe that the best way to implement change is not to let anyone know what is happening.
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A vision can be defined as something that is not yet perceivable by most. When a leader shares his or her vision with others, they invite them to see what they see to enable them to join them on the journey to a new place. They let people know that they matter.

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Lift Your Leadership With These Top CEO Secrets

Lift Your Leadership With These Top CEO Secrets | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
I’d like to share and bring to life some of the most important secrets of the top CEOs in the world, so that you can incorporate them into your own leadership and that of your company:1.

Via The People Development Network
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

Great insights on what great leaders do differently to achieve success.  I especially love the statement that they lead from within themselves, motivated by high ambition, a passionate heart and a worthy cause.  It's about having the courage to lead from your core values no matter what challenges you face.

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Kudos's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:59 AM

This is quite good. Lots of great insights. I could relate to every secret and trapping.

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The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership

The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
VideoOne of the qualities I most admire in leaders is stability. The beautiful thing about stable leaders is they provide a stabilizing influence on others.  They are leaders you can trust - they are leaders you can build around.
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

I watched the live TV broadcast of Nik Wallenda walking across the Little Colorado River Gorge.  What an amazing feat.  One thing he mentioned after he completed the walk was he really hadn't anticipated how strong the winds would be nor the amount of swaying in the cable as he walked the wire. He actually stopped along the walk and crouched down, twice, due to the swaying of the cable and the strength of the wind.  "It took every bit of me to stay focused that entire time," Wallenda said.  

 

What a great message and example of the strength of a leader.    When challenges come that can knock you off track, potentially keeping you from achieving your goals, don’t hesitate to stop, think and regain your focus.  For it is in those moments, when you are able to refocus and regain your foothold, that you demonstrate unwavering leadership and the spirit to win no matter what challenges you encounter along the way.

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Increasing the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey & Company

Increasing the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey & Company | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The ability to create an environment that puts employees in a "meaningful state of mine" is the mark of a great leader. 

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Exercising Leadership Skills: 5 Tips for Working Out Your Brain

Exercising Leadership Skills: 5 Tips for  Working Out Your Brain | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
There is no question, exercising great leadership skills demands a lot from the brain. The better your ability to think clearly, analyze options, and
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The brain is one of the most important muscles a leader uses.  That's why I am very passionate about the importance of engaging in the right behaviors and activities that provide the opportunity to continually improve brain functioning all through life.  Great article that provides a quick and  easy way to start today, improving the health and functioning of your brain through exercising and planning ahead what you eat to be healthy.  

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8 Simple Ways to Inspire Yourself at Work

8 Simple Ways to Inspire Yourself at Work | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Whether you're a CEO, an intern, or anywhere in between, It can be difficult to stay motivated at work. There are priorities, challenges and distractions. There are people who help you - and perhaps
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Great Leaders Know Respect Is The Keystone Of A Successful Business

Great Leaders Know Respect Is The Keystone Of A Successful Business | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  –Eleanor Roosevelt Respect is the keystone (Ancient arch in Olimpia, Greece) In my last column I shared the seven simple principles that have transformed me, my company, and a growing number...

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Respect and great leadership go hand in hand with each other.  It is an essential leadership quality, one that is crucial to achieving personal and professional success.

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Open Up and Lead

Open Up and Lead | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
This week we found out that the federal government tracks every phone call we make. On the one hand, it’s unsettling. On the other, if it helps stop terrorist attacks, it’s worth it.

Via The People Development Network
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

One of the best definitions I've read for the term "open leadership" is - 


Having the confidence and humility to give up the need to be in control while inspiring commitment from people to accomplish goals. - Charlene Li


Open leadership enables the best in everyone.  Key behaviors for success include:

 

1.  Being comfortable with giving power away

2.  Caring to share the stories that matter

3.  Being open and honest about the truth

4.  Honoring and embracing all that's good in others

5.  Engaging with the masses not just the few

6.  Connecting, experiencing and understanding 

7.  Focusing on the whole not just the parts

8.  Staying aware of the relatedness of actions, processes, behaviors and functions

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Teaching is Leading

Teaching is Leading | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
In the Lead Change Google+ community, we host a Question of the Week. It is a time for people to stop, think, write, and exchange ideas and insights. It...
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I recently gave a short talk on what I believe it means to be a "Leader as Teacher" in your daily walk as a leader.  More specifically, I focused on three critical "leaders as teachers" behaviors:

 

  1. When leaders pour their heart and soul into learning and acquiring new insights and experiences

 

  2. When leaders model/share their lessons learned and experiences gained with others

 

  3. When leaders teach in order to unlock the full potential in others

 

My hope was to inspire a group of emerging leaders, who had just completed a development program, to embrace the importance of "teaching it forward" as a way of:

 

  1. Fostering learning and collaboration

 

  2. Empowering others

 

  3. Building trusts

 

  4. Building a sense of common purpose and understanding

 

  5. Strengthening others and the organization as a whole

 

The real key to being a successful "leader as teacher" is being a life long learner willing to recognize and use every interaction as a potential teaching moment.

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15 Phrases That Build Bridges Between People

15 Phrases That Build Bridges Between People | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Business is changing. The experts sure seem to think so. Every day, some new article hypes a brave new world of egalitarian openness and collaboration. That might be true if you work for yourself.
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These 15 phrases would be music to anybody's ears. How often do you use or hear them during the day?

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Leadership by Engagement

Leadership by Engagement | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
In today’s world, we are connected through various forms of communication channels.  Emails, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ continue to drive w...
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Engaged leaders know that the surest road to business success always goes through the hearts, minds and spirits of those that they lead.  By acknowledging and engaging with the people around them from the inside out, engaged leaders create a strong sense of community and common purpose, which is necessary when inspiring others to achieve a shared goal.

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Stacey Feinberg Abbott's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:11 AM

Leveraging technology to build upon the ideas and knowledge of others is powerful when you have a purpose.  Otherwise it can be overwhelming.  Balancing the ability to grow ideas without getting weighted down with the volume of information will continue to be an interesting challenge.

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Goodness to Greatness Leadership-Seven Steps » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Goodness to Greatness Leadership-Seven Steps » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

The pursuit of greatness as a leader is not about what you get as a leader but more about what you give as a leader.  Leaders are leaders because of the "seeds of greatness" that reside within them.  As a leader, your seeds of greatness consist of your talents, your time, your thoughts, your heart, your caring, your sharing, your love, your passion, your vision, etc... It is all the things you have to give from within you as a leader to enable those you have the honor to lead to be successful.  What leadership seeds of greatness are you freely offering and giving to those you lead today?

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Leading With Love: Just Say It

Leading With Love: Just Say It | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
I have seen it happen many times. A leader is faced with the need to present a strong opinion or some critical feedback.
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The act of leading from the heart with love is core to being a great leader.  It is about caring enough to have other people's best interest at heart.  It not only inspires trust and honesty but also facilitates open-mindedness and communications. All which contribute and lead to business success.  

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The Humanity Of Leadership

The Humanity Of Leadership | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
We’re hearing a lot these days about “humanizing” business, but it’s really based on the oldest of concepts: balance. You can’t have affluence without responsibility, contentment without values, wisdom without beliefs, and commerce without ethics.
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As leaders it is important that we recognize and encourage the heart in those we lead. We must also be role models willing to set the example in our actions and with our words. We must lead by always keeping our people's best interest at heart.

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What does values-driven leadership mean?

What does values-driven leadership mean? | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about values-driven leadership, but what does it mean?
Whoever we think we are or say we are, our own and others’ perceptions result largely from what we do.
That is why, as leaders, it’s important to act from our values.
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How would you respond if you were asked to list your top-10 values? How easy or difficult would it be for you to demonstrate how impactful your values are in the way you lead/

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Humility and Leadership: Can We Teach Leaders to be Humble?

Humility and Leadership: Can We Teach Leaders to be Humble? | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less" -C. S. Lewis I'm alarmed by the humility deficit in many leaders.  Why do we reinforce, recognize and promote the brazen
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Great leaders understand the true meaning of humility.  They are confident, never feeling the need to "impress" others.  They embrace every opportunity to shift the focus away from themselves seeking instead every chance to recognize the contributions of others.

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Stressing Out? S.T.O.P. | Mindful

Stressing Out? S.T.O.P. | Mindful | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Elisha Goldstein on how creating space in the day to come down from a worried mind can mitigate the negative effects of our stress response.
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Could it be this easy?  When you're feeling a little "stressed out" during your busy day just S.T.O.P. - Stop what you're doing for a minute - Take a few deep breaths - Observe how you are experiencing the moment - Proceed in a way that serves you best in that moment.  Great way to stay mindful when feeling stressed during the day. 

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Powerful Leadership: Do Unto Others As They Would Want Done

Powerful Leadership: Do Unto Others As They Would Want Done | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
I recommend you revise the Golden Rule. Let me explain.
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As partners in business, it is always better to ask than to just assume you know what each other desires or prefers when making major decisions.  After all, that's why it's called a "partnership", in which two or more are willingly travel the journey together.

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s
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Great article on what the true mark of a confident individual is.   

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Inspirational Video #1 True Leaders Dont Quit

Leadership is the key to success. Take control of your business and become the leader you were meant to be. YOU ARE A LEADER! Always do your very best and NEVER q...

Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's insight:

This is one of my favorite "inspirational leadership" video clips.  I love the key leadership messages from this short clip including the following:

 

1.  When given the gift of leadership don't waste it, others are depending on you 

2.  Always give it your very best, your very besy, even during the hardest times, struggles and pain

3.  Keep moving; give it everything you've got, until you have nothing left to give

4.  Negotiate with your buddies if you need more strength, if you need help

5.  Don't quit, ever!  

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Be Yourself

Neil deGrasse Tyson says "the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves." Transcript-...
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The only person you can ever be is YOU...because everyone else is already taken.  To do your best in life just "be yourself".

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Remember Who You Are…

Remember Who You Are… | Leading Forward | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I spoke with a friend that has an extraordinary gift, and an opportunity to use that gift at a much higher level. If she chooses t...
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The video of Botlhale, an 11-year old girl, auditioning last year for the South Africa's Got Talent show at the end of this article is inspiring.  We should all "remember who we are" and that we each possess unique gifts and talents within us and we should never be afraid to let our individual light shine brightly....the world needs each "light" to brighten our paths!

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