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Save us from leadership conformity! | Tim Schuler

Save us from leadership conformity! | Tim Schuler | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Save us from leadership conformity! http://t.co/H92RaEwjpB #leadership
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It would seem ridiculous to argue that one style of leadership is superior to all others.  Different situations require different approaches, and most people accept that organisations actually benefit from diversity.   But just how different can someone be, or do we still have a very narrow perception of what it takes to be a leader?

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Crowdsourcing Your Way To More Effective Leadership - Fast Company

Crowdsourcing Your Way To More Effective Leadership - Fast Company | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
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For business leaders, releasing control is a good thing when it comes to seeking insights and answers from the organization.
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The rock musician, humanitarian, and venture capitalist Bono is perhaps echoing the thinking among many of today's top business leaders with the line, “We thought we had the answers, but it was the questions we had wrong.” But excellence in asking the right questions is fast becoming an emerging, necessary, and long overdue skill for top performing leaders. And it’s a skill that more leaders need to acquire, according to Stanford professor Tina Seelig, author of the book, inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity.

Seelig’s book details breakthrough ideas for how companies can boost creativity and their innovation hit rate. And the most common mistake that companies make every day, from the top down, according to Seelig?

Asking the right questions.

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Give Leadership The Eagle 'Eye'

Give Leadership The Eagle 'Eye' | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”  -John Scully Former CEO of Pepsi and Apple Computers The very act of leading and leadership requires a pioneer minds...
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The very act of leading and leadership requires a pioneer mindset.   One that allows you to exist, maneuver, and motivate in separate planes at simultaneous times.  Leaders must apply consideration and thought to the parallels of the present and of the future…acknowledging the present as you cast vision for the future.   It requires a ‘foveae’ of focus for leadership…the same ‘foveae’ or center of focus that allows an eagle to see both forward and to the side synchronously.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Delete This: 7 Tips For Getting Your Inbox To Zero

Delete This: 7 Tips For Getting Your Inbox To Zero | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
I’m honestly embarrassed at how something so trivial as email has become such a significant source of stress in my life. But it really is.
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I’m honestly embarrassed at how something so trivial as email has become such a significant source of stress in my life. But it really is. On some days I feel like my inbox is this dark cloud hovering over my life disallowing any peace from settling in. It is a never-ending, constantly growing, impossibly satisfied, infinite mound of mounting minutiae to process and complete.

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Desire Team Failure? Don’t Read This - It's a Secret...

Desire Team Failure? Don’t Read This - It's a Secret... | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Through the volumes of literature on team leadership, Mark Miller writes a concise guide to creating high performance teams in his book, The Secret of Teams: What Great Teams Know and Do. (Desire Team Failure?
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On top of this framework is an umbrella of leadership. It doesn’t matter how good team members are or what skills they bring to the table; if a team leader does a poor job leading, the results will be mediocre. Under this umbrella of leadership lie 3 vital ingredients to make a high performance team: Talent, Skills, and Community. They seem like 3 simple enough principles, but I was surprised by a few aspects of how these principles were described in the Secret of Teams.

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Beyond decision making, successful leadership across all areas becomes learned and instinctual over a period of time. Successful leaders have learned the mastery of anticipating business patterns, finding opportunities in pressure situations, serving the people they lead and overcoming hardships.   No wonder the best CEOs are paid so much money.   In 2011, salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent to a median $14.5 million per year, according to a study by compensation-data company Equilar for The New York Times.

If you are looking to advance your career into a leadership capacity and / or already assume leadership responsibilities – here are 15 things you must do automatically, every day, to be a successful leader in the workplace:

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5 Leadership Struggles Leaders Face | Leadership, Sales & Life

5 Leadership Struggles Leaders Face | Leadership, Sales & Life | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Every leader has struggles. Confidence, confrontation, insecurity, jealousy and failure are all common struggles relevant to all leaders.
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5 Simple Lessons we can use to lead with greater Authenticty.

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10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons | Inc.com

10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons | Inc.com | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
You can apply the lessons learned from Richard Nixon’s unprecedented disgrace to your company. If you make a mistake, admit to it—completely and without dissembling—as soon as possible.
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Balance idealism with pragmatism.

No one doubts that Abraham Lincoln was an idealist. But in an effort to preserve the Union and end slavery, he often compromised on matters ranging from personnel (as chronicled in the recent Doris Kearns Goodwin biography Team of Rivals) to Constitutional principle. This is the hardest lesson for any leader to learn – to achieve progress, you often has to make choices that come uncomfortably close to violating your core beliefs. Knowing the difference between a necessary compromise and a dangerous one takes a special gift.

This is one of ten Presidential leadership lessons offered in this great post.

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Three Red Flags that Signal Your Leadership Interactions are Floundering

Three Red Flags that Signal Your Leadership Interactions are Floundering | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Your leadership interactions are floundering. http://t.co/jWIK3Xc6
John Michel's insight:

You know those nagging little thoughts or feelings you have sometimes?  Let’s say one of your direct reports says something to you, but the vibe of the exchange makes you wonder if there really is something else going on.

This can be frustrating to say the least.  At its worst it can be a sign of a dynamic that is potentially destructive to the goals of the organization you serve, the working relationships you have with those you lead, and your success.

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9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901

9 Rules for Success by British Novelist Amelia E. Barr, 1901 | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
"Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly." The secret of success -- like its very definition -- remains ("Mediocrity is always in a rush" - so much food for thought in Amelia Barr's 9 rules for success:
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The secret of success — like its very definition — remains amorphous and forever elusive. For Thoreau, it was a matter of greeting each day with joy; for Jad Abumrad, it comes after somenecessary “gut churn”; for Jackson Pollock’s dad, it was about being fully awake to the world; for entrepreneur Paul Graham, it’s about purpose rather than prestige; for designer Paula Scher, it means beginning every day with a capacity for growth. But perhaps, above all, success is aboutdefining it yourself.


This is one of the best blog posts I've seen this month. A very worthy read, enjoy!

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Collaboration Is the Remedy for Polarization

Collaboration Is the Remedy for Polarization | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Polarization keeps us apart, disconnected, unable to find creative solutions that benefit all. There is only “win-lose” and a perpetual loop of insular thinking ("Leadership is about bringing people together, unifying around a common vision.
John Michel's insight:

Polarization keeps us apart, disconnected. Polarization keeps us from finding creative solutions that benefit all. There is no winning in polarization. There is only “win-lose.” Leadership is about bringing people together, unifying around a common vision. It is about creating community. Check out this article for some insights on create help create "win-win" outcomes.

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How Leaders Build Trust

How Leaders Build Trust | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
RT @ARCserve: We always like a good leadership article! > How Leaders Build Trust http://t.co/hDXdKZiR (via @fastcompany)
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Why We Trust

The Building Trust in Business study specifically identifies three reasons why we trust our work colleagues: 

  1. Past Behavior: If you've behaved as expected in the past, I trust you to behave that way in the future. In this case “past performance” may very well predict “future returns.”
  2. Capability: We trust people based on our perception of their capability, so I trust my doctor to treat my illness because of her training.
  3. Alignment: If you and I are trying to achieve a common goal, I'll trust you to do your part. Soldiers trust each other with their lives, because they are pursuing a shared goal.


While all three reasons frequently come into play, in high trust organizations, alignment was cited as a trust driver by over 90% of the companies.

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Nine Practices to Help You Say No

Nine Practices to Help You Say No | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
To say yes to the right things, you have to learn to say an effective no.

Via David Ednie
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Find it easy to say yes and hard to say no? if so, here are the nine practices to help you communicate  a strategic no in order to create space in your life for a more intentional yes.

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Saying YES is easy. It takes clear prioritisation, determination and courage to say NO.

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The Case For Ubiquitous Leadership - Forbes

The Case For Ubiquitous Leadership - Forbes | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Do you work in an environment that fosters leadership at every level, or just at the top of the org chart? You can either chasten people for attempting to lead, or encourage them to take risks, to explore opportunities, and to make decisions.
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Do you work in an environment that fosters leadership at every level, or just at the top of the org chart? You can either chasten people for attempting to lead, or encourage them to take risks, to explore opportunities, and to make decisions.  If you want to create a culture of leadership, you must succeed in creating leadership ubiquity.

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Why Customer Service is a Leadership Issue

Why Customer Service is a Leadership Issue | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
I'm sometimes asked how I made the transition from a focus on customer service to a focus on leadership. "What transition?" is my usual reply. When I wrote Five-Star Customer Service in 2005, I ope...
John Michel's insight:

Service is what the customer sees and feels, but it doesn’t doesn’t happen because some trainer talked to the staff for an afternoon. The customer experiences terrific service because the staff shares a culture of service: when you pick the right people and put them in the right environment, their sincere need to delight is self-pertetuating – culture ensures it.

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Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best

Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It's code for, don't worry if you don't make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead. Goals motivate because they d...
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“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It’s code for, don’t worry if you don’t make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead.

Goals motivate because they define desirable results. “Do your best,” is obscure babble.  You don’t know what your “best” is. Goals, however, bring out your “best.” Make three sales calls by 5:00 p.m. is better than, “Do your best to make sales calls today.”

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10 Things Winners Do Differently

10 Things Winners Do Differently | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living (RT @SheltonMercer: 10 Things Winners Do Differently! http://t.co/YwzdntMV
#lifecoach #leadership #life)
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Anyone can give up, and lots of people do, because it’s the easiest thing in the world to do.  But to keep going when everyone would understand if you stopped, that’s what winners do differently.  In fact, this is the most significant principle of winning.  Because without this kind of determination and persistence, the first nine points in this article wouldn’t matter.  But when you combine determination and persistence, as described in point #10 below, with each of the other nine points below, that’s when the real magic happens.

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Passion, Purpose and Leadership

Passion, Purpose and Leadership | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Today's contributing writer is my friend, Ekaterina Walter. Ekaterina is a social media innovator at Intel, a speaker, and an author of the book “Think Like (RT @jonathanfields: Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?
John Michel's insight:

All great achievements start with passion. Passion is what fuels everything. Passion is what motivates you, whether your motivations are spiritual, artistic, political, economic, social, or personal. You know that you are passionate about something when you become restless, when you wake up every morning knowing that you cannot not create whatever it is that you are passionate about.

Passion is what shapes your purpose, in life and in business. When the idea for a venture starts taking shape, purpose is what ultimately helps define it. If you rally around the purpose and build a culture around it, you will meet success; if you lose your way, you will meet failure.

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Lauran Star's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:32 PM

To be incredibly successful in business, you must have a team that shares your vision, your dream, and your goals. This article explains more. 

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Leadership and the Law of Replication

Leadership and the Law of Replication | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
The “law of replication” says that like begets like. This applies especially to leadership. Like it or not, you will replicate yourself. Your followers will adopt your behaviors, habits, and mannerisms.
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Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I would add, “Lead the change you want to see in your home, workplace, worship and community.” If you don’t like the culture of your department, division, or company, start by changing yourself. Set a new standard. Let your word become flesh. This is the most powerful thing you can do to change your world. (NOTE: The power of role modeling is one of the Seven wise leadership choices I talk about in my new book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You from Orinary to Extraordinary...with all net proceeds going to support five military charities, check it out).

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Altruism Boosts High Performance

Altruism Boosts High Performance | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Doing altruistic or generous acts boosts our happiness and performance levels as we gain stimulation and a sense of achievement with something greater than ourselves.
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Giving, philanthropy, humanitarianism, and performing altruistic acts create fulfillment and boost our performance levels.

2013 is the year when progress in engagement and fulfillment levels at work MUST increase. A recent study shows that ninety percent of people are unfulfilled at work, yet the best way to boost fulfillment at work is to encourage altruism and generosity, as Simon Sinek, the author of Start With Why, suggests.

Studies show that fulfillment comes from adding value to others. If we are willing to give to the person next to us, it’s amazing what they are willing to give to us! A long line of research, including a recent study of over 2,000 people, showed that acts of altruism decreased stress and strongly contributed to enhanced mental health. So if you want to be healthier, happier, and have less stress, GIVE!

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Leadership Transformation

Leadership Transformation | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Blog about leaders transitioning into leadership (Leadership Transformation http://t.co/XVpLcIZx. Seven ways to win with leadership.)
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Seven Ways to Win at Leadership
Successful teams start with the leaders or coaches
There is a lot of involved in leadership. There is influencing. Mentoring. Teaching. Encouraging. Training. Developing. And a whole lot of listening and other verbs not mentioned here that are imperative to successful leadership. And if you do all or at least some of the things mentioned; hopefully, there is some winning along the way. 
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6 Qualities In a Leadership Role Model

6 Qualities In a Leadership Role Model | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Leadership requires awareness, empathy and foresight – and more. Here are six qualities that you should find in a leadership role model.
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When I think of leadership role models, the first thing that comes to mind is servant leadership. The idea is, to be an effective leader, we adapt ourselves to the situation we are facing. We adjust our style so others understand instead of forcing others to adjust to us. In that way, we serve other first.

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Are You Guilty of Leadership's Fatal Flaw? - Forbes

Are You Guilty of Leadership's Fatal Flaw? - Forbes | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Forbes
Are You Guilty of Leadership's Fatal Flaw?
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One-fourth of all leaders have what we call a fatal flaw—some competency below the 10th percentile that is preventing them from creating an effective leadership team. What could be done to make the role of being a leader less stressful, more rewarding, and, heaven forbid, a lot more fun?

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15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”  Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it.  Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.”

Here are 15 simple suggestions for those who want to break free from the mold and truly live more of their life – to experience it and enjoy it to the fullest, instead of settling for a mere existence.

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How To Make A Decision - 7 Steps for a Good Decision Making Process

How To Make A Decision - 7 Steps for a Good Decision Making Process | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
RT @AMAnet 7 Steps for a Good Decision Making Process. (RT @tdmag) @Management #Leadership | http://t.co/o4xmmQ7m
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Theodore Roosevelt said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” How true! Yet when it comes to important decisions, many of us get stuck in the decision making process.

Why?

The reasons are different for each person. Some people don’t like change. Others battle fear. Still others lack confidence. No matter what the reason, when we get paralyzed in the decision making process, we end up with the absolute worst result…no decision! Next time you feel unsure about how to make a decision, follow these seven steps in a good decision making process to help you get unstuck.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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