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Building Your Resiliency: Part IV – Iceberg Ahead!

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Image from 10 Ninja Steves This is the fourth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency.
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5 Reasons To Start Practicing Mindfulness Right Now

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What is mindfulness? And do you know the benefits it can provide you? Here are 5 reasons why you should start practicing mindfulness right now.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 28, 4:14 PM

Good content on a relevant topic. 

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What Are You Growing: Trust or Distrust?

What Are You Growing: Trust or Distrust? | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
The no trust problem of dysfunctional work cultures (RT @nan_russell: What Are You Growing ... Trust or Distrust?
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Job Seekers: 10 Steps to Acing the Phone Interview

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6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity

6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
If you bring all of who you are to the leadership table, some people will hate your style. In fact, it's likely that a few "important" people will not "like" you. Authenticity is intimidating, and ...
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Your team needs you to be you. They yearn to experience the rare game-changing results that happen in a genuine environment of candor, deep respect, and trust.
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Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend

Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Imagine recent outcomes at GM, and Toyota before it, if some frontline engineer – or even assembly line worker – used the company Intranet to say "Hey, CEO, there’s a fundamental design problem with (fill in the blank),” …and the CEO stopped production while the glitch was fixed, even if that meant months of stalled production. Ethics today save you money tomorrow. But that’s not all. Ethics todaymakes you more money, every day of the year, for generations.
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5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting - Forbes

5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting - Forbes | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
5 Similarities Between Leadership And Parenting Forbes It's no secret that parenting is difficult. As a combat veteran, I've even sometimes wondered which is harder; war or raising children? So is managing a team just as hard?
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Leadership Lessons From A War Zone

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U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Michel knows about leadership in challenging environments. This is an interesting article with fellow Scooper, @John Michel. I in particular like the idea of 'The Order of the Penguin' award that goes to the person who represents the principle of smart risk-taking. You should also follow John on Twitter here: @JohnEMichel.
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The "P" word for leaders - Priorities

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(This is the “P” installment of the series, “Alphabet for Leaders.”) “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” Freya Madeline Stark Ever wish you ...
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10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees

10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.Exceptional bosses do all of the above -- and more.
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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 13, 3:19 AM

When you complain, you’re not endearing yourself to anyone.

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Complaining is problematic, but is it really what others think about the complainer that is important. Actually, it might be that the complainer ends up focusing on the negative and ends up in a morass of non-productivity. I used to just go back to my classroom and do what I felt was best. It did not make any difference whether the School manager agreed or not. Once I said my piece, I had better things to do.

John Michel's curator insight, July 14, 4:42 AM

Next time you feel the urge to reflexively complain, think through these common perceptions of workplace whiners (by non-whiners). They may just be the best deterrent when you have the need to gripe:

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34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success

34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Most of us make the mistake of pursuing external signs of success without doing the hard internal work first - How to prepare for external success (34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success http://t.co/jJ3H5o8axp...
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Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs | New Media

Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs | New Media | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs |New Media. Top blogs, new media for leadership, management, communication, social media, sales & marketing, life & work.
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10 must-ask questions to supercharge your leadership - The Next Web

10 must-ask questions to supercharge your leadership - The Next Web | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
10 must-ask questions to supercharge your leadership The Next Web David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog.
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Answers become conversations about what is most essential and meaningful for the team and the company, and those conversations transform into action.

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Don’t Fall for These 10 Leadership Lies

Don’t Fall for These 10 Leadership Lies | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Church leaders must avoid these 10 traps. (Don’t Fall for These 10 Leadership Lies by Dean Deguara, http://t.co/iD0p5AE9np via @ChurchLead)
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12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness

12 Ways to Express Remarkable Boldness | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Don't admire babies in adult bodies who get what they want by throwing their weight around. You might look at them and wish you had more boldness. Don’t. Juvenile leaders boldly demand that others ...
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Disruptive Leadership

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In this hour, TED speakers talk about what it takes to become a leader and shake up the status quo.
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A Simple Strategy For Managing Talented People

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Managing talented people is a challenging task. For two reasons. First, talented people are skeptical about management’s contribution to the organization.
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USAF Defenders in Afghanistan defended isolated FOB 07-17-2014 | USAF Defender Magazine

USAF Defenders in Afghanistan defended isolated FOB 07-17-2014 | USAF Defender Magazine | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it

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Real Heroes in action in Afghanistan...Very, very proud of our SF teammates following the attack on our Forward Operating Base on 17 July. Privileged to serve with such outstanding professionals! 

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Leadership is about emotion

Leadership is about emotion | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level. This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work. So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture. Let’s Take A Look At Tools That Allow For Talent To Shine: Emotional intelligence. Great leaders understand empathy, and have the ability to read people’s (sometimes unconscious, often unstated) needs and desires. This allows them to speak to these needs and, when at all possible, to fulfill them. When people feel they are understood and empathized something, they respond PERIOD and a bond is formed. Continuous learning. Show me a know-it-all and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t have a clue about being human. Curiosity and an insatiable desire to always do better is the mark of a great leader. They are rarely satisfied with the status quo, and welcome new knowledge and fresh (even if challenging) input. It’s all about investing in yourself. Contextualize. Great leaders respond to each challenge with a fresh eye. They know that what worked in one situation may be useless in another. Before you act, make sure you understand the specifics of the situation and tailor your actions accordingly. Let Go. Too many people think leadership is about control. In fact, great leaders inspire and then get out of the way. They know that talented people don’t need or want hovering managers. Leadership is about influence, guidance, and support, not control. Look for ways to do your job and then get out of the way so that people can do theirs. Honesty. Not a week goes by that we don’t hear about a so-called leader losing credibility because he or she was dishonest. Often this is because of pressure to try and “measure up” and it’s not coming from a place of being real – often this relates to fear of not being accepted for your true self. We live in age of extraordinary transparency, which is reason enough to always be true to your core – your mission will be revealed, your motivations will show by your behaviors. But it goes way beyond this. It’s an issue that sets an example and elevates an organization. If you have a reputation for honesty, it will be a lot easier to deliver bad news and face tough challenges. Are you inspiring people from your heart? Kindness and respect. Nice leaders (people) don’t finish last. They finish first again and again. Ignorance and arrogance are leadership killers. They’re also a mark of insecurity. Treating everyone with a basic level respect is an absolute must trait of leadership. And kindness is the gift that keeps on giving back. Of course, there will be people who prove they don’t deserve respect and they must be dealt with. But that job will be made much easier, and will have far less impact on your organization, if you have a reputation for kindness, honesty and respect. Collaboration. People’s jobs and careers are integral to their lives. The more your organization can make them a partner, the more they will deliver amazing results. This means, to the greatest extent possible, communicating your organization’s strategies, goals and challenges. This builds buy-in, and again is a mark of respect. People won’t be blindsided (which is a workplace culture killer) by setbacks if they’re in the loop. Partner with your people. As I said above, people’s careers are a big part of their lives. That seems like a no-brainer, but leaders should have it front and center at all times. Find out what your employees’ career goals are and then do everything you can to help them reach them. Even if it means they will eventually leave your organization. You will gain happy, productive employees who will work with passion and commitment, and tout your company far and wide. This an opportunity to brand your greatness. Leadership is both an art and a science. These tools are guidelines, not rigid rules. Everyone has to develop his or her own individual leadership style. Make these tools a part of your arsenal and use them well as you strive to reach people on an emotional level. Be Human. This Matters.
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Best Bosses: A Case of Emotional Economics

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Whether it is a passion for people, data, achievement, or status, everyone wants to be satisfied emotionally. I know it’s a concept that doesn't’t make for a spellbinding tale, but let’s face it,

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Most people describe their best bosses by how they made them to feel rather than by what their manager actually said or did.

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george_reed's curator insight, July 19, 10:32 AM

"I left the job because I was appreciated," said no one ever.

John Michel's curator insight, July 21, 9:03 AM

Unless employees feel positively reinforced, quality and other measures can suffer, and it will be nearly impossible to measure the loss of the disengaged and unapplied talent.

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Great Leadership Starts with Mindset Not Skillset - George Ambler

Great Leadership Starts with Mindset Not Skillset - George Ambler | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
TwitterLinkedInGoogle+FacebookPinterestBufferE-mail Leadership begins with mindset. What is mindset you may ask? Mindset refers to the ideas, beliefs and attitudes with which a leader approaches a situation. As such mindsets for the foundation of great leadership. Mindset forms the basis for action. The VUCA environment of today is rewriting the rules of business. The result is that …
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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, Today, 3:38 AM

Mindset or paradigms are the foundation of success or failure.

As Wayne Gretzky famously replied to the question of his being one of the greatest hockey Players, that he just figures out where the puck will go next and he gets there first!


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Accomplish Great Things at Any Age

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Here are 41 reasons to get out there and make it happen, no matter how young or old you are.
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Customer Service Leadership: How To Quadruple The Effectiveness Of Your ... - Forbes

Customer Service Leadership: How To Quadruple The Effectiveness Of Your ... - Forbes | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Customer Service Leadership: How To Quadruple The Effectiveness Of Your ... Forbes Coaxing great customer service behavior out of your employees is one of the most important elements of providing a great customer experience.
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4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity

4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
Design theory and branding professor Natalie Nixon says the reason we don't see more creativity in business is that most leaders don't have any idea what it is.
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Josie Gibson's curator insight, July 22, 12:23 AM

Love this: 'Creativity isn't learned. It's uncovered.'

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10 Steps To Happiness At Work - In Photos: 10 Steps to Happiness at Work

10 Steps To Happiness At Work - In Photos: 10 Steps to Happiness at Work | Maximizing Human Potential | Scoop.it
To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a B&B in Vermont.
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