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Leadership: The "Echo Effect"

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Remember the time when we were kids and went vacationing to a hill station or some historical place?
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Why does your Team Hate you ?

Why does your Team Hate you ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
You are the Project Manager or a  Team Leader and you know that your team really hates you. 
"Oh yeah ... " You say to yourself  "They just don't understand my position ...
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His Dog is the Team's Dog

His Dog is the Team's Dog | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
The main disadvantage of Virtual Teaming is the is the lack of personal touch. We miss out on the important aspects of the body language – the smile on the lips, the tweak of the cheeks and the hurt in the eyes. I
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Leadership: Triple Filter Test

Leadership: Triple Filter Test | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
"Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. I call it the Triple Filter test.
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Leadership: Touch your audience by telling Stories

Leadership: Touch your audience by telling Stories | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
If you want your audience to remember your content, then find a way to make it relevant and memorable to them. You should try to come up with good, short, interesting stories or examples to support your major points.
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The Secret of Success

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 As the veteran actor walked into the stage, I was amazed,

Standing tall and erect, he was looking so very handsome.  His face was glowing.  He looked so full of life !  What was his secret ?

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Sonya ,George and Alligators

Sonya ,George and Alligators | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
This is a famous story named Alligator River Story, which In use in my classes on perception , attribution and learning.
Once upon a time there was a woman named Sonya who was in love with a man named George.
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Leadership: The Teacher Who had a Gun

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The little boy clutched his father's fingers and hid behind him. He was afraid and ashamed. He had almost failed in Maths and his father , after looking at the report card, was really worried about the future of his son.
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Recipe for successful leaders - 30 min of walking around

Recipe for successful leaders - 30 min of walking around | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
A couple of years back ,  when I had joined a great organization ,  I observed that there was one leader who was unanimously counted as the best by almost the full organization.
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Five Situations where Emails Fail

Five Situations where Emails Fail | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
We just cannot imagine our life without emails, can we ?  Even when I am on vacation or during relaxed weekends, at the end of the day,  I somehow crave to check my emails.
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Leadership: The "Echo Effect"

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Remember the time when we were kids and went vacationing to a hill station or some historical place?
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10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence

10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
 In my corporate experience I have seen many people with very High IQ not being able to perform and I have also seen several people with mediocre IQ do fantastically well in their lives.  The biggest determinant for this inconsistency is Self-...
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Leadership: Goodbye email of a Leader

Leadership: Goodbye email of a Leader | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
I have been struggling to write this email for the last couple of hours. I am finding it very difficult to sum up the experiences of 10 years and 2 months in a couple of lines....
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Why do we Fail ?

Why do we Fail ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Recently I came across a post in a leading internet site. It said : 
Why do I fail at everything I do. I cannot find anything that I am good at?I'm now in my late forties and have had a number of "careers" which I have failed at.
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Interview Questions

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Recently , during one of my workshops, I was asked by a few people to tell them what were the most common interview questions and how they should go about it . 
This blog post is dedicated to them and all job aspirants preparing for interviews .
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The Best Motivator

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Money is a great motivator, but middle managers usually do not have much say in changing company policies and monetary aspects, but they do have the power for the real BIG and the BEST motivator - Recognition .
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The magic of REVERSE Brainstorming

The magic of REVERSE Brainstorming | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
I could feel the vibes of negativity emanating from my team. It was clear that they were not convinced about the success of the project.
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Leadership: Yes, You can !

Leadership: Yes, You can ! | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
"I wish I could fly as high as them ... !" he sighed. The chickens laughed at him . "You cannot fly. You are a chicken and chickens can neither fly nor soar ".,
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Leadership: How to get the pay Hike that you want

Leadership: How to get the pay Hike that you want | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Are all of us really prepared for the appraisal discussion and the salary negotiations ? Every year, after the discussion, don't we wish that we had asked for a wee bit more ?
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Leadership: My “Gandhi-giri” experiment at Workplace

Leadership: My “Gandhi-giri” experiment at Workplace | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Gandhi-giri or Gandhi- ism – does it really work in our day to day work in office ? What do you think ?
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Leadership: 6 Ways to Communicate Effectively

Leadership: 6 Ways to Communicate Effectively | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Communication is a marvelous thing. It is the glue that holds relationships , organization and in fact the whole world together.We share ideas, directions, goals, expectations, emotions, feelings through communication.
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Nice Managers Embrace Conflict, Too

Nice Managers Embrace Conflict, Too | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
It's OK to channel Don Corleone every once in a while.

Via Roger Francis
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(From the article): In the short-term, it’s almost always easier to avoid conflict and come across as being a “nice” manager. But more often than not, being a little less nice might be the best thing for your people, your organization, and you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:57 PM

"Recognize employees who question the status quo. When employees take the risk of creating a productive disruption, give them positive reinforcement. If someone pushes back or raises an uncomfortable question in a meeting, back them up rather than shut them down. If possible, use it as a teachable moment to encourage others to do the same.

Set ground rules for conflict. Since everyone struggles with conflict to some degree, develop a few standards for how your team can manage it constructively. For example in one company’s review sessions, participants need to begin with at least two positive comments before anyone is allowed to throw in a criticism. Although it feels a little awkward at times, this practice forces everyone to take a more balanced view of other people’s work, which reduces the tension and allows for more productive discussions. In another firm, every meeting ends with five minutes of what’s called a “plus/delta” critique of the meeting – with quick comments about what was good about it and what should be changed the next time. Again, this more structured practice makes it easy and acceptable to openly and constructively criticize."

 

Not everything can be structured, but the creation of a healthy environment where questions are welcome is essential.

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:42 PM

Leadership is about making the right decisions for the right reasons ... and at times, conflict is the right answer.

 

For example, if someone is failing to meet expectations or standards, is the right answer to simply be nice and let it slide (avoiding confrontation) or to be honest and confront the individual to give them the opportunity to improve?

 

If someone violates trust, the values of the organization, or the ethical standards of the profession, have they not initiated the conflict?  In these cases, it is the leaders duty to confront the problem openly and transparently in order to enforce accountability.

 

To quote General Curtis LeMay, "I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket it's tough guys who lead the survivors."

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The Worried CEO

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The CEO of the organization was sitting with his hands on his head, eyes closed, terribly upset.  As I entered his office,  he looked up with worried eyes. 
"Hey ! What is wrong ?" I was concerned. 
"I  am really worried !
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How can the productivity of the organization be improved ... the hard effects of softer issues... interesting ....

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The 5 principles of highly effective teachers: Pierre Pirard at TEDxGhent

After a high profile career as CEO, Pierre Pirard decided to redirect his focus and became a teacher. Working in Brussels' most disadvantaged neighbourhoods,...
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Leadership: Lessons from School

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What was it about her that all of us remembered her even after 30 years ? As I thought about it, it was amazing to relate it with my corporate work.
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Leadership: The Choice

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Once upon a time, a donkey fell inside a dry well. He brayed and started crying. The farmer who owned of the donkey tried to pull him out but failed to do so. At work and in our personal lives, mud will be hauled at us.
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