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There is a lack of investment among global companies to invest in talent management and only half of businesses have a strong pipeline of leadership talent, according to a report published today by global advisory firm Ernst and Young.
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How can leadership be about giving more to get more? Early in my career I had two questions about this when my mentors shared this philosophy with me.
Leaders, if you want more - give more. It’s just like Bob Burg said in his book, The Go-Giver,“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” Zig Ziglar, via D_G_McLaughlin
Blog post at The Marketing Mentors : You know how frustrating it is to come up with a really powerful marketing message? I mean the kind of message that people instantly re[..]
Leading others means dealing with a maelstrom of relationships implying an enormous amount of emotional management. As a leader, you are operating in settings rife with strife, which if left unresolved, can become a festering drag on an organization’s effectiveness. People who cannot forgive get stuck into a downward spiral of negativity, taking everyone around them with them.
A great example of a leader who embodied forgiveness was of course Nelson Mandela, who we lost on Thursday 5th December 2013 #RIPNelsonMandela
Kets de Vries has run a year-long CEO programme at INSEAD – Challenge of Leadership: Creating Reflective Leaders.
To me he's a one of the most inspiring thought leaders. I suggest you also read my previous scoop here: Making the big cheese.
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Inspirational and leadership quotes by Nelson Mandela
Nine entrepreneurs explain how they built great teams.
Fourteen successful founders and CEOs share the most valuable advice they've ever received about leadership.
There are three kinds of people, said the sign on the wall of my dad’s coaching office:
Those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that don’t know what the heck happened.
This applies to Educational Leadership too, of course.
As Karen said a different way of capturing and curating your business stories. Anything that helps leaders to categorise and re-use and re-purpose stories the better. Make it easier and leaders will use stories more and more to engage their people. Nice one.
Julian Richer, founder of Richer Sounds, the largest independent HiFi and TV store in the UK, recently set the bar extremely high for C-level suite executives on how to improve employee engagement.
(From the article): Employee engagement is a critical aspect of your actual customer experience. As I said before, happy employees make happy customers. Without your employees on board, the customer experience you have in mind will stay right there, in your mind, ignored by the people that are supposed to actually do it.
Most small businesses that employ staff, find that the level of motivation in individuals can vary remarkably, and even for individuals their motivation levels can rise or fall dramatically over time.
Sometimes it is hard for business owners to understand what motivates or demotivates their employees, and given the complex science behind motivational theory, it is not surprising that articles on the subject can be very weighty and at times incomprehensible.
This excellent article, suggests that trust is the key factor in determining staff motivation, and it provides a simple infographic that very neatly sums up the whole subject to allow a better understanding of the basics of employee motivation.
Trust is certainly part of it...what else?
» 8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations | "…on the shoulder of giants."
Here is a great guide to leading beyond the challenges involved in having uncomfortable conversations from the fantastic leadership community called Lead With Giants on G+.
8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations
The business news continues to be full of stories of large companies getting into trouble in part because of their complexity.
So what is a leader to do when faced with a highly complex organisation and a nagging concern that the creeping costs of complexity are starting to outweigh the benefits?
Une approche intéressante des organisations...
If you don’t apply agility thinking to your leadership style you are robbing your organization of the opportunity to advance beyond its current constraints. Experimentation and learning do not require massive risk taking, all it take is a leap of faith.
Asset management programmes more often than not also need s bit of agile thinking.
Agile minds win
Thinking critically to penetrate complex problems and expanding possibilities by making fresh connections.
Understanding and relating to other people, as well as tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance.
Enjoying experimentation, being curious and effectively dealing with the discomfort of change.
Delivering results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, and exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in themselves and others.
Being reflective and knowing themselves well; understanding their capabilities and their impact on others.
Humility is often associated with weakness - not with strong leaders. In his new book David J. Bobb explains why that's a mistake.
"Humility asks us to acknowledge our imperfections. It requires that we admit when we are wrong and then change course."
¿Qué te detiene a para mostrar tu vulnerabilidad? La humildad es una fuente de fuerza profunda que genera liderazgo!
It takes great strength to display humility:-)
Forget about leaving your legacy. Here is a story to inspire you to live it, starting now. (Your Leadership Legacy: Live It Now: Forget about leaving your legacy. Here is a story to inspire you to live...
The life we live today affects the generations to come. We were meant to give away our lives, so focus on living your legacy instead of worrying about leaving your legacy. If you do, you will define yourself and others by an inspired life..
On the day we lost a shining light who left a globally massive legacy, this post seems apposite.
"Organizations today spend a lot of time talking about and telling stories to their customers to help them make a purchase a decision. But, what about telling stories to our employees? How many organizations out there actually take the time to help employees understand what their organization stands for, how it was created, why it was created, and how it got to where it is today?"
Ready to start Hacking Leadership? Here is a sample chapter from Mike Myatt's new book. Take a look!
Mike Myatt is America’s Top CEO Coach, recognized by Thinkers50 as a global authority on the topic of leadership, a Forbes leadership columnist, author of Leadership Matters, and CEO at N2growth. The official release date for his new book, Hacking Leadership, is December 16, 2013.
A fantastic, must read book by one of America's most successful leaders. Grab a copy today.
Good leadership insights from an experienced coach.
Here's a story about a traditional boss who is a nice guy but is he a good leader? He tries to be fair minded, but reminds you in subtle ways he's the boss.
Mental toughness is not ignoring feelings or refusing to express them; instead, it is the emotional intelligence to perceive, use, understand, and manage them.
One: Keep it simple: Harry Kraemer explained in a world of complex challenges and opportunities strong leaders keep things simple. He made me think of something I love saying, “Any fool can make so...
The holiday season is my favorite time of year for two reasons: the holidays themselves and business planning. Proper business planning requires significant reflection, an activity that Lean Leaders embrace and do regularly and less effective leaders often skip.
It’s tough to plan for the future if you don’t have a deep understanding about the current state.
(From the article): Humility is vital for the practice of listening deeply. Hubris—the opposite of humility—is a sneaky disease that gives people a false sense of knowing. To listen deeply, one has to operate from a position of curiosity rather than a place of knowing. Probing, asking for evidence and examples, and seeing the world through someone else’s eyes is the key to deep listening, which leads to deep understanding. And as we all know through studying and practicing the scientific method for problem solving, it’s tough to solve problems without deep understanding of the current state.
Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.
Several good tips on how to help overcome resistance to change
Here is a brief excerpt from an excellent article by Toni Bernhard for Psychology Today in which she explains how and why, when we get stuck in convergent thinking, we miss possibilities open to us...
Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
Great infographic showing various impacts on the workforce and hence engagement.
This is an example of a quality infographic, informative, relevant and visual.
An experiment proves that a few differences in body language can make a huge difference in how well an audience takes in what a presenter says.
Excellent article on non-verbal communication. Here is a very interesting section:
Poor nonverbal communication class:
• “He just had random facts. I just didn’t really know where he got those from.”
• “I got distracted easily with doodling on my paper. I listened to the first half, but I don’t remember anything from the second half.”
• “I agree. I kind of wandered off. I tried focusing on the PowerPoint, but that was bad, too.”
So, next time you’re offering a presentation for a client or at a conference, remember you’re saying just as much with your body as you are with your mouth.
We're always exhibiting behaviour, worth thinking about how consciously we do it.
The next time you’re offering a presentation for a client or at a conference, remember you’re saying just as much with your body as you are with your mouth.