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5 Things Business Can Learn from a Tree - Forbes

5 Things Business Can Learn from a Tree - Forbes | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
I am always noticing metaphors, symbols, patterns. For a long time I have noticed the powerful principles embodied in the design and structure of a tree as it relates to business. I hope it helps your business like it has helped ours...

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Great metaphor.

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 31, 2012 1:40 PM

Great points.  Especially number 2: Focus, focus, focus.

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From the Brothers Grimm: #Leadership Lessons For All

From the Brothers Grimm: #Leadership Lessons For All | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“ Fairy tales help children to answer basic existential questions, like who am I, what is the good life, where do I belong? Through fairy tales they learn to navigate reality and survive in a world full of ambiguities and dangers.”
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 12:59 PM

Now here's an unusual piece that makes a lot of great points about the universal truths imbedded in fairy tales, and leadership wisdom.


The article is written by Manfred Kets de Vries of INSEAD. Here's one truth he shares:


"On a deeper level fairy tales can touch on humankind’s deepest fears and desires and be a source of inspiration. By identifying with characters in fairy tales, executives can come to better understand their own internal struggles and turn into more self-aware leaders."


There's more in his discussion of the fairy tale in the leader's journey (and it's not about the hero), and a section on the 5 Deadly Dangers of Leadership.


Go read it now for a different twist on business storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 1:15 PM

Interesting leadership take from Manfred Kets de Vries!

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 21, 9:19 PM

Indeed lessons for all in this. I like the 5 leadership dangers particularly the first one about self-knowledge. Everyone can be a leader. Key is being and being requires remarkable self-awareness. The reason most leadership development programs in business schools and organisations fail to produce remarkable leaders is because the focus is on doing more than being.

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Mentors! > Give something back

Mentors! > Give something back | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it

It’s fashionable to be mentored and to be coached at the moment, and with good reason. Everything in business is achieved through people and the more you can do to improve performance, the faster you can remove inefficiency and make progress. As a manager in the public sector, I was immediately given ten days of training. In the practical management of resources and people, training provides a solid grounding in the tools and best practice techniques of management. It explains why people skills are necessary, how to use them and avoid very many pitfalls. Those lessons have also taught me what is important when working with people and have stayed with me over the years. The secret to being a good line manager is the ability to coach and to mentor. Often those words are used interchangeably and in my opinion, every member of the team needs both. Furthermore, it is very unusual to find one person who can be both.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 5:17 AM

Everyone needs a mentor - but mentors also gain a lot!

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 7:12 AM

(From the article): Being a coach or a mentor is an incredibly important performance lever helping you to unlock staff potential at all levels. The two roles require very different skills and offer different types of support to the individual and while the results may not immediately benefit you personally giving something back in this way can be very rewarding.

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How to Get People to Take Ownership Versus Simply Being Accountable

How to Get People to Take Ownership Versus Simply Being Accountable | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“Although some consider “Being Accountable” and “Taking Ownership” interchangeable, there are several crucial differences between these two concepts that must be understood.”
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David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 5:32 AM

Accountability is good, ownership really matters!  Useful distinction.

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10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year

“These are the best business books of the year on leadership, with a tip and quote that helps you decide if you want to read more from that author.”
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Classroom to Boardroom: How Thinking Like a Teacher Can Improve Your Meetings

Classroom to Boardroom: How Thinking Like a Teacher Can Improve Your Meetings | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
Need your business meetings to be more engaging? Try borrowing some tactics from classroom teachers.
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How to Move People with Integrity: The Art of Persuasion, Animated

How to Move People with Integrity: The Art of Persuasion, Animated | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
"Like it or not, we're all in sales right now… whether we're teachers or art directors or in healthcare." "Temperament, whether individ (How to move people with integrity – Dan Pink on the art of persuasion, animated
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How To Listen to Negative Feedback from Employees - Inc.com

How To Listen to Negative Feedback from Employees - Inc.com | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
How To Listen to Negative Feedback from Employees Inc.com Schwarz, who is also the author of the book Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results, says the worst thing you can do is to dismiss the feedback or...
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Awesome Poster Featuring The 8 Leadership Qualities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Poster Featuring The 8 Leadership Qualities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
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Breaking through the start-up stall zone | McKinsey & Company

Breaking through the start-up stall zone | McKinsey & Company | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
An early rush of revenue growth is necessary—but not sufficient—for long-term survival. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Zippy Provides Statistical Insights for Your To-Do List Habits - Lifehacker

Zippy Provides Statistical Insights for Your To-Do List Habits - Lifehacker | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
Zippy Provides Statistical Insights for Your To-Do List Habits
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iOS: What kind of tasks do you avoid and which ones do you finish on time? How far in advance do you plan tasks? How productive have you been this month?
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Terry o'Reilly Gives a Great Talk About Persuasion - Trend Hunter

Terry o'Reilly Gives a Great Talk About Persuasion - Trend Hunter | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
talk about persuasion - In an insightful talk about persuasion and marketing, Terry O'Reilly discusses what he believes to be an important, but seldom talk...
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Science Of Persuasion - YouTube

Animation describing the Universal Principles of persuasion based on the book called "Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion" by Cialdini

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Digital habits: Nielsen profiles the US consumer in latest report

Digital habits: Nielsen profiles the US consumer in latest report | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“Nielsen has released the latest report on the US digital consumer, showing how ongoing consumption trends are impacting the way consumers spend time.”
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Is EQ Vital for Change? • Six Seconds

Is EQ Vital for Change? • Six Seconds | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
““Many people in organizations find that change provides both challenges and opportunities, but often the negative part can overshadow the positive outcome at the other side of the change moment. And yet, change is a constant, in both life and work. How can we learn to navigate the emotions change brings up more positively, so that growth can be the outcome?” Tim continues, “Change is growth, it is never meant to take us down. Companionship enables us to handle change far better.”So if change can lead to a better outcome in the future, why do so many people resist it?”
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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 3:08 AM

VITAL signs that help the change process.  Interesting case study.

Tom Hood's curator insight, May 22, 4:55 AM

Research says that we can thrive from traumatic change as much as we can be setback from it. More and more we find ourselves in the midst of transformation in this VUCA world. This article gives some great perspectives on this. Love this graphic! Enjoy!


“Many people in organizations find that change provides both challenges and opportunities, but often the negative part can overshadow the positive outcome at the other side of the change moment. And yet, change is a constant, in both life and work. How can we learn to navigate the emotions change brings up more positively, so that growth can be the outcome?” Tim continues, “Change is growth, it is never meant to take us down. Companionship enables us to handle change far better.”

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7 Smart Habits of Great Innovators

7 Smart Habits of Great Innovators | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“ The biggest misconception about success is that what you did yesterday will help you succeed tomorrow. To stay on top of your game, your business, and your leadership, you need to keep innovating. To continue innovating you have to keep learning, thinking, questioning, exploring, experimenting, associating, and intersecting ideas. Develop these habits to become more innovative:”
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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 5:08 AM

How do you do on this innovation check list?

John Michel's curator insight, May 22, 9:07 AM

Great innovators have the habit of combining surprising things. Creativity happens when two things collide to create a whole new idea, and insight requires that we solve challenges with new perspective. That happens best when you work with those outside your industry or field.

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5 Content Curation Sites for Data Visualization

5 Content Curation Sites for Data Visualization | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it

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Marco Favero's curator insight, May 24, 6:00 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Big Presentation? Don't Do It -- Have A Conversation Instead

Big Presentation? Don't Do It -- Have A Conversation Instead | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
Use your time with other human beings to engage in two-way relationship-building conversations.
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13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.

2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headline...
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How to build and lead a high-growth company - AGBeat

How to build and lead a high-growth company - AGBeat | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
To be successful in a high-growth company, and to sustain that success, one leader tells us first hand how they nailed it.
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5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army

5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“RT @ShaunCoffey: 5 Lessons I learned About Leadership as a Sergeant in the Israeli Army http://t.co/a4kBR2gRPT”;
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Tim Ferris on Global Domination for Cheap | Big Think Edge | Big Think

Tim Ferris on Global Domination for Cheap  | Big Think Edge | Big Think | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
Tim Ferris is the indisputable king of hacking life and business. At the heart of his strategies is hyper-efficiency: the 80/20 rule of focusing on the small things that create big impacts.
The best-selling author provides his insight into how to go global on a small budget.
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The gentle art of persuasion - Sydney Morning Herald

The gentle art of persuasion - Sydney Morning Herald | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald The gentle art of persuasion Sydney Morning Herald The school year is under way in earnest and it is timely to consider the section from the English course that is perhaps the most relevant to our everyday lives and the one...
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Why Leaders Should Always Eat Last – Simon Sinek Interview - Business 2 Community

Why Leaders Should Always Eat Last – Simon Sinek Interview - Business 2 Community | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“Great leadership lesson. "Leaders eat last." http://t.co/q0vKlmma06”;
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Lessons In Resilient Leadership From the World's Most Luxurious Train - Forbes

Lessons In Resilient Leadership From the World's Most Luxurious Train - Forbes | Leadership, Influence and Living with Impact | Scoop.it
“Forbes Lessons In Resilient Leadership From the World's Most Luxurious Train Forbes Rovos Rail is touted as “the most luxurious train in the world,” as it makes its way from Cairo to Cape Town with stops along the way in Victoria Falls, Dar Es...”
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