Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations
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Lee Thayer has been one of the seminal thinkers in the area of communication.
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The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work

The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it

"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." - Viktor E. Frankl
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/the-role-of-leaders-in-helping-others-find-meaning-at-work-3055?nopaging=1#lgyouIddyxyyoBcP.99"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." - Viktor E. Frankl
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"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." - Viktor E. Frankl


Via Mark Taylor
ozziegontang's insight:

Very little to add beyond Mark's insight.


Lee would simply say:  Leaders don't have a vision. They are had by their vision.

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Mark Taylor's curator insight, January 22, 2014 8:34 AM

Kim Cameron, in his book Positive Leadership, observes that work is associated with meaningfulness when it has one or more of the following key attributes:

The work has an important impact on the well-being of human beingsThe work is associated with an important virtue or personal valueThe work has an impact that extends beyond the immediate time frame or creates a ripple effectThe work builds supportive relationships or a sense of community in people
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/the-role-of-leaders-in-helping-others-find-meaning-at-work-3055?nopaging=1#lgyouIddyxyyoBcP.99

Kim Cameron, in his book Positive Leadership, observes that work is associated with meaningfulness when it has one or more of the following key attributes:

The work has an important impact on the well-being of human beingsThe work is associated with an important virtue or personal valueThe work has an impact that extends beyond the immediate time frame or creates a ripple effectThe work builds supportive relationships or a sense of community in people
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/the-role-of-leaders-in-helping-others-find-meaning-at-work-3055?nopaging=1#lgyouIddyxyyoBcP.99

As leaders, our employees will follow when we have a noble cause--something beyond just making money. This article differentiates a few ways you can do that:

 

1. The work has an important impact on the well-being of human beings

2. The work is associated with an important virtue or personal value

3. The work has an impact that extends beyond the immediate time frame or creates a ripple effect

4. The work builds supportive relationships or a sense of community in people

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Innovative Leadership: It Starts With Words [& Stories]

Innovative Leadership:  It Starts With Words [& Stories] | Lee Thayer: His Thinking Regarding Leadership & High Performance Organizations | Scoop.it
Innovation leadership needs to start early. Freshman writing may be as good a place as any.

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Sue Peterson's curator insight, May 10, 2013 11:05 AM

It seems to me that good, quality classes should always include at least a bit of the skills discussed in this article - reflection, the ability to find different perspectives, the ability to converse about those differences...but, I guess it is good to have some affirmation from Forbes.  

 

Also an interesting read as I have applied for our University's leadership program for students that provides them with mentors as well as specific opportunities for developing leadership skills.  

ozziegontang's curator insight, May 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Actually it starts with the way that I think. My thinkiandrogen influences who I am. Who I am influences what I do. The writing part comes from my thinking and my being. Reading Lee Thayer's book Leadership Virtuosity would be very helpful in seeing leadership from this aspect and all its many other perspectives.

Linda Allen's curator insight, May 13, 2013 8:51 PM

Excellent!