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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.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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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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Three Compelling Ways to Rethink Leadership Practices

Three Compelling Ways to Rethink Leadership Practices | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Are your leadership practices based on outdated assumptions about the true nature of human motivation? Think about how you might approach leadership differently if you took into account some of the latest findings: - Our basic human nature is to thrive. No one wants to be bored and disengaged. People want to contribute. People appreciate meaningful…
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Can’t Take a Vacation? Ask Madeleine

Can’t Take a Vacation? Ask Madeleine | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Madeleine,  I am a leader who is conscientious, caring, and committed. Now, at the middle of my career, I find myself becoming a bit resentful of working long hours. I am constantly in danger of losing my PTO and yet the stress of preparing to be off work, along with the avalanche of work…
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Is Your Organization on a Path toward Emotional Heart Trouble? Here’s One Place to Look

Is Your Organization on a Path toward Emotional Heart Trouble? Here’s One Place to Look | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Scott Blanchard, principal and EVP at The Ken Blanchard Companies, likes to use the phrase heart of the house to describe the important role middle managers play in an organization. In Blanchard’s experience, if mid-level management is neglected, the result can be heart trouble—a slow moving organization that doesn’t respond well to feedback. Is your…
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Are You Too Stressed to Be Productive? Or Not Stressed Enough?

Are You Too Stressed to Be Productive? Or Not Stressed Enough? | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
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10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for their Team Members

10 Ways Leaders Aren’t Making Time for their Team Members | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Performance planning, coaching, and review are the foundation of any well-designed performance management system, but the results of a recent study suggest that leaders are falling short in meeting the expectations of their direct reports. Researchers from The Ken Blanchard Companies teamed up with Training magazine to poll 456 human resource and talent-management professionals. The…
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Job Stability? 5 Types of Employees That Companies Don’t Want Anymore

Job Stability? 5 Types of Employees That Companies Don’t Want Anymore | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you one of these undesirable employees?
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The Secret To Being A Great Manager

The Secret To Being A Great Manager | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Your success as a manager is NOT dependent on the authority that comes with a higher title. Here's the secret to being a great manager.
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Why Indecisiveness Is Maybe, Kinda, Sorta The Worst Quality in a New Leader

Why Indecisiveness Is Maybe, Kinda, Sorta The Worst Quality in a New Leader | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it

It's time to take a deep breath and step up

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Why You Fall Off Track and 4 Tips to Get Back on Track - Jesse Lyn Stoner

Why You Fall Off Track and 4 Tips to Get Back on Track - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
You have a clear vision. Maybe it’s a vision of the kind of leader you want to be, or the kind of partner you want to be, or the kind of parent you want to be, or how you want to inhabit your body, or how you want to show up in the world.
It’s the new year. You’ve set goals. You’ve made commitments. You have the best intentions.
You know what you need to do.
You’re going Full Steam Ahead!
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Performance Review: Feedback Has to Happen More than Once A Year—Here’s One Way to Get Started

Performance Review: Feedback Has to Happen More than Once A Year—Here’s One Way to Get Started | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Performance review is a hot topic in management circles these days.  About the best thing anyone has to say is that it is a necessary evil—with most people calling for a complete rethinking of the process. In a new article for The Ken Blanchard Companies’ Ignite newsletter, leadership expert Scott Blanchard identifies one flaw with…
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Millennials: Burden, blessing, or both?

Millennials: Burden, blessing, or both? | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies often complain about the unrealistic expectations of millennial workers, but heeding their call to action can improve the work environment for everyone.
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Finding Your Way Back When Your Motivation Takes a Holiday

Finding Your Way Back When Your Motivation Takes a Holiday | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
I am a runner. It defines me. Up until recently, my Twitter bio’s opening descriptor was Runner. (It’s now, temporarily, a Game of Thrones quote. I’ll change it back soon.) Running is part of my life. It’s what I do. But lately I’ve encountered a problem: I haven’t been running. When I’m training for a…
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How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” -- Mark Gistdirector of industrial participation a
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Hair on Fire at Work? Ask Madeleine

Hair on Fire at Work? Ask Madeleine | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Madeleine, I run a department in a fast growing biotech company. Things are moving so fast that they keep promoting me and I have to say I am pretty sure I have no idea what I am doing at this point. I have excellent people reporting to me—they are all super smart, insanely dedicated,…
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Set Boundaries to Support, Not Defend, Your Standards

Set Boundaries to Support, Not Defend, Your Standards | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
I have recently resumed coaching an exceptional leader after a six-month break. In our first post-break coaching call, she updated me on some significant changes she has made at work. In a nutshell, she has achieved clarity on standards for herself and her team. To uphold these standards she has eliminated unproductive meetings and is…
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Stop Bad Leadership Habits Before They Get Started

New managers aren’t getting the training they need when they first step up to leadership roles.
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10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Looking Elsewhere

10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Looking Elsewhere | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
The success or failure of a business usually comes down to its talent. Businesses spend a lot of time, money and effort finding the right people, hiring th
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Coaching Blasphemy? Reconsidering the WHY Question

Coaching Blasphemy? Reconsidering the WHY Question | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
What is it about the word why that makes people so defensive?  Perhaps it’s because we believe we have to defend our position. Perhaps it’s because of the way it is sometimes said with a certain tone.  Or maybe it’s because we find it irritating when our small kids relentlessly use this word. I remember…
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4 Principles for Using Your Power as a Leader

4 Principles for Using Your Power as a Leader | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." ~ Lord Acton Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, if you lead a girl scout troop or you're the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, you will…
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Stop Driving Yourself Crazy Trying to Hold People Accountable

Stop Driving Yourself Crazy Trying to Hold People Accountable | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
I recently flew to New York City to meet with the head of one of the world’s largest wealth management companies. He told me he’d read my book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work… and What Does multiple times and was dedicated to using its ideas to change the culture of his organization. Pretty heady stuff.…
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5 Tips for Coaching to the “Aha” Moment

5 Tips for Coaching to the “Aha” Moment | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Call it what you may – the “aha” moment, the light bulb, sudden awareness, or moment of meaning. It is that wonderful flash of insight learners or people being coached experience when the pieces come together and a shift in thinking happens. That moment extends well beyond learning and problem solving. It is the moment…
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Why frontline workers are disengaged

Why frontline workers are disengaged | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
Executives generally overestimate their effectiveness as motivators and leaders.
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Sharing Feedback: 3 Ways to Help Others Improve

Sharing Feedback: 3 Ways to Help Others Improve | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it
  I recently read an interesting Zenger Folkman white paper on feedback. What caught my eye is that more than 50 percent of people whom they surveyed said that corrective feedback has helped their career more than positive feedback has. Ken Blanchard loves to share former colleague Rick Tate’s assertion “Feedback is the breakfast of…
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1 Simple Way to Boost Teamwork in Your Company

1 Simple Way to Boost Teamwork in Your Company | Management - Leadership | Scoop.it

Shereen Eltobgy, lead coach at Delivering Happiness, explains how to increase employee collaboration across any department.

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