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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Leadership Lessons From LEGO | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to change leadership. Here are the parallels between building a complex LEGO set and coaching a client through transformational change.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:39 PM

The interchangeable parts is the one that stood out for me. It does not mean we are disposable, rather it means we have flexibility and can move into the foreground and background as necessary.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:48 PM

...and it takes time.

donhornsby's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:31 AM

(From the article): Look, as a leader, you set the tone for how your employees experience large-scale change. You could be the one that enables fearless (but informed) innovation and experimentation – or you can be the one holding up the instruction book saying, “That’s not how we do it.” The choice is yours.

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Marcus Buckingham

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'Leadership, n. The art of getting people to forget their instinctive fear of the future."


"Management, n. The art of getting each person to capitalize on his/her enduring uniqueness."

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Solving The Retention Puzzle (Part 1)

Solving The Retention Puzzle (Part 1) | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Retaining top performers in today’s competitive environment remains a puzzle for many organizations. This is the first step in solving the retention puzzle.
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This is the first part of a relatively long series of posts I'm creating on retention.

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How can you turn disengaged workers into engaged ones?

How can you turn disengaged workers into engaged ones? | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether disengaged workers work in the office or virtually, leaders need to find out why they don’t in effect ‘buy’ their leadership and what acts and activities leaders need to undertake to boost their team’s motivation and business results.
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Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In

Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organizational effectiveness.
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Interpersonal Trust in the U.S. Hits a Historic Low

Interpersonal Trust in the U.S. Hits a Historic Low | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
A prediction by some social scientists that the trauma of September 11, 2001, would usher in an era of greater cooperativeness among Americans appears to have been incorrect, according to a team led by Jean M.
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Leadership: Challenging The Status Quo

Leadership: Challenging The Status Quo | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
   Every single leader, movement, and organization that has ever wanted to create greatness has had to challenge the status quo.   Leaders challenge the status quo to entice improvements.   Organizations challenge the status quo to assemble advancements.  


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 21, 9:23 AM
Every single leader, movement, and organization that has ever wanted to create greatness has had to challenge the status quo.   Leaders challenge the status quo to entice improvements.   Organizations challenge the status quo to assemble advancements.  


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jjfreo's curator insight, September 21, 7:53 PM

We definitely need to challenge the status quo, but it will always be more effective if it is a 'propositional challenge, rather than an oppositional challenge'.

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Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It

Workers Don’t Have the Skills They Need – and They Know It | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
But more schooling isn’t the answer.
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3 Psychological Needs Leaders Must Address to Create an Engaging Work Environment

3 Psychological Needs Leaders Must Address to Create an Engaging Work Environment | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
A workplace can facilitate, foster, and enable flourishing, or it can disrupt, thwart, and impede it, says motivation expert Susan Fowler in a cover story for Personal Excellence magazine.
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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W.
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Managing high-performing but demanding Gen Y

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Managing high-performing but demanding Gen Y: HR Magazine

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The discussion of generational differences goes on and on....

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11 Signs That It Might Be Time for a Motivation Tune-Up

11 Signs That It Might Be Time for a Motivation Tune-Up | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
In her new book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … And What Does, author Susan Fowler reminds leaders that employees are always motivated—it’s just the quality of their motivation that’s a probl...
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Motivation Problems with Your Team? Your Leadership Habits Might Be An Issue

Motivation Problems with Your Team? Your Leadership Habits Might Be An Issue | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Habits are a time saver. They function a bit like reading a large paper map and knowing where to go with a single glance instead of having to rotate the map and trace the route to the destination w...
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The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent

The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
A new finding from sports could have implications in business and elsewhere
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Performance - Teamwork - Talent & Implications  Just a lot of important information here!

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Gen Y less capable in leadership skills than Baby Boomers: Hudson, Life & Culture

Gen Y less capable in leadership skills than Baby Boomers: Hudson, Life & Culture | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
THE BUSINESS TIMES Life & Culture - WHILE members of Generation Y (born 1980-1994) are highly ambitious and socially confident, a new study says they are "severely lacking in traditional leadership skills"..

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, October 12, 11:14 PM

Everyone is moving up a step. The leadership implications will need to be reckoned with...

Jorge Yinat, Ph.D., Principal Consultant at OpusUS Management Consulting, LLC.'s curator insight, October 16, 7:55 AM

One reason for Baby Boomers to stick around and continue to remain relevant in the work place, business formations, organizational development and critical thinking. There is no substitute for experience!   There still  much more to be done with coaching and mentoring of rising leaders and entrepreneurs . 

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Three Things They Don't Teach You About Change Leadership

Three Things They Don't Teach You About Change Leadership | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Somewhere between reading John Kotter's Leading Change and Michael Watkin's First Ninety Days, most change projects are tested by currents of resistance and indecision that are often quite subtle, but need to be played right if the change...

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, October 13, 1:29 PM

1. You need to be immodest...

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 15, 1:28 PM

Take time to shake things up with accountability, directness and assuredness.  With God all things are possible but being impolite is not so easy ;)

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Hiring Wisdom: How Great Managers Deal With Boredom and Burnout

Hiring Wisdom: How Great Managers Deal With Boredom and Burnout | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
In one of his blogs, Seth Godin talks about the Levy Law which describes the way animals forage for food and how that law applies to the Internet.
The more I think about the Levy Law, the more I see how it applies to the world of work.
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Leadership practices for presence and focus

Leadership practices for presence and focus | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
All leaders experience situations that surprise them, distract them, or knock them off center.

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This is 100% supportive of the need for "focus" and our T.I.P.S. Tracking program. www.tips-tracking.com

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Americans Agree: Other People Lack Job Skills

Americans Agree: Other People Lack Job Skills | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Nineteen in 20 Americans surveyed think they personally are qualified, or overqualified, for their jobs
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It Takes the Right Talent Mix to Get the Culture Thing Right

It Takes the Right Talent Mix to Get the Culture Thing Right | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
“No the manager was cool, it was just that I could not survive in that culture. I had to get out.”
We have all heard the phrase that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Well, hearing that had me thinking.
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4 Keys to Self Leadership

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The ability to lead others begins with a leader's ability to lead oneself. This may seem straightforward, but especially in today's fast-paced world of work, leaders can lose their perspective --

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11 Non-Traditional Ways to Reward Innovative Employees

11 Non-Traditional Ways to Reward Innovative Employees | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Where end-of-year bonuses once stood as the gold standard, today’s reward programs are more varied and reflect an organization’s unique culture and creativity.
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5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.
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Why Your Employees Need to be Both Engaged AND Aligned

Why Your Employees Need to be Both Engaged AND Aligned | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
I appreciate a good analogy, especially when it comes to terms that can be defined in multiple ways. Employee engagement and alignment are a good example. Here’s a brilliant analogy from …
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