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The Toxic Leader

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While we all too often look to the characteristics of what a good leader is, they seem to be few and far between. Perhaps we need to focus more on the characteristics of bad leaders to expose this problem.

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Exposing bad leadership is a risky proposition, but helps everyone in the end.  How you do it matters, though.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 23, 5:03 AM

Leadership is founded in a relationship between the leader, and those being led. What any great leader has in common with the others, is they all have willing followers.


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Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock Values - Entrepreneur

Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock Values - Entrepreneur | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
“Growth and Change Require Agile Leadership and Bedrock ValuesEntrepreneurThere are numerous studies on the strength of agile methodology in software development but an "agile'' strategy is applicable to leadership and management practices.”
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Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality?

Executive Leadership: What Is Your Professional Reality? | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
“In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, career coach Michelle Awuku-Tatum offers insights and strategies for executives of color to find fulfillment and advancement.”
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Learning To Listen: Where Organized Causes Really Begin

Learning To Listen: Where Organized Causes Really Begin | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
“Sometimes, the best way to build up a social cause is to stop talking.”
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 25, 7:31 AM

Like the wise Bob Burg says, "Interrupters can't be Influencers".


Good post here via @MettaSolutions on how to STOP and LISTEN.  


Tip #6 is very applicable:


6. Silence is your friend. Don’t be afraid of a lull, a quietude, a silent period. Don’t yield every time to the temptation to fill the void. Be patient, revel in what Patrick O’Brian called “companionable silence.” Let your interview subject speak, and fill the quiet.



Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 26, 7:28 AM

When I think of people who have impacted me in life, they have been great listeners. They did not impose something on me, but helped me find a place where I could figure things out. Great teachers are great listeners. They take time and have deep patience.

John Michel's curator insight, May 26, 7:26 PM

In the social sector, there is sometimes a prejudice against feasibility and planning studies – they’re seen as a fee source for consultants and a way for Boards to cover their hind quarters. But in my view, the interviews are worth their weight in gold – often quite literally. People want to be heard, they want to tell you what they think. They may even want to help. So pipe down, and listen.

 

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Pay Attention: 3 Corporate Culture Shaping Techniques - TalentCulture

Pay Attention: 3 Corporate Culture Shaping Techniques - TalentCulture | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
Pay attention to how you can shape your corporate culture with these 3 steps from the TalentCulture Community.
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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it

“Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)”


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Michael Binzer's curator insight, May 3, 4:01 AM
Simplicity is getting more and more hard to achieve, so the faster the pace there more need for tools that can help you and me simplify. One of my core mottoes is: Keep it simple and relatively stupid - in a complex world
David Hain's curator insight, May 5, 11:39 PM

Develop 'smart simplicity to help employees navigate the #VUCA world

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Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think – and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on – already in short supply – is at a premium. Leadership in the 21st century not only requires the ability to continuously manage crisis and change – but also the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the obvious in order to anticipate the unexpected before circumstances force your hand. As you embark upon your change management journey, here are ten things that will challenge your capabilities as a change agent and potentially become defining moments along your leadership success path.

Via Anne Leong, Wise Leader™, David Hain
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Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, May 11, 11:47 AM

The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost.

Susan Taylor's curator insight, May 12, 5:47 AM

The new requirement for leadership success?  Change Management.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, May 27, 10:34 AM

Does anyone have change for a "pair of dimes"?

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PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine - The best investment you can make is in yourself!

PRESIDENT&CEO Magazine - The best investment you can make is in yourself! | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
The best investment you can make is in yourself! (The best investment you can make is in yourself! @PCEOMag: http://t.co/7lXkDpravB #Leadership)
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A change management model to achieve strategic alignment

A change management model to achieve strategic alignment | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
A change management model to achieve alignment

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ER's frequent fliers have unmet mental health needs - The Coloradoan

ER's frequent fliers have unmet mental health needs - The Coloradoan | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
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ER's frequent fliers have unmet mental health needs
The Coloradoan
This simple fact is leading medical professionals and health officials in Colorado to rethink how to curb high costs in the health care system.

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The Culture of Tell: The art of asking instead of telling.

The Culture of Tell: The art of asking instead of telling. | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it

We take it for granted that telling is more valued than asking. 


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David Hain's curator insight, May 7, 9:27 AM

Pull beats push most of the time in managing relationships - seek first to understand!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 7, 10:07 AM

Asking questions and waiting for answers is incredibly challenging work. Too often, we lose sight of this in the busyness of work. I found it was important to ask, listen, wait, and create spaces for students. It was easy to tell them what good questions were, but modeling it was more important and hard work.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, May 27, 7:39 AM

From the article {relevant in the light of the election climate we had recently):

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In presidential pre-election debates we only care who won and often base that decision not on who did the best analysis of the issues but who looked most presidential in front of the cameras and who turned the best phrase or made the most clever put-down. - See more at: http://leadingwithquestions.com/latest-news/the-culture-of-tell/#sthash.ds2ZHLSk.dpuf>>;
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A Delightful Animated Version Of George Saunders's Graduation Speech On Kindness

A Delightful Animated Version Of George Saunders's Graduation Speech On Kindness | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.

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Lynne Constantine-Johns's curator insight, April 26, 4:27 PM

Kindness is a cornerstone of good leadership.  Kindness is ultimately about the basic respect you have for the humanity of the person standing in front of you needing your compassion. 

Speaking from my own experiences, many leaders mistake showing kindness for showing weakness.  We can give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they learned their skills from other mediocre leaders who would choose fear as their hammer.   That doesn't abscond these leaders from unlearning some of their destructive tendencies and relearning a better, more productive model. If they see no issue with how they're leading, they probably should not be leading others.  Leading is more than anything an expression of humanity where a person is entrusted with lifting up the people around them.  You just can't lead with any sort of humanity if you see basic kindness as weakness.  

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 1, 2:18 AM

Great scoop here by Lynne Constantine-Johns and a powerful animation. 


It is a powerful animation because of its relevance to all of us in our attempts and failures of being kind.   I am not only reminded of the times I was not kind to people I barely know, but, most impactful are the times that I have not been kind to those I love the most.  


Highly recommend this one!!!  


Thanks Lynne Constantine-Johns. 

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Change management is a dolphin, not a whale

Change management is a dolphin, not a whale | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
Change management is a dolphin, not a whale. Wait. Dolphins and whales?
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The Top Six Leadership Behaviours

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“ What are the leadership behaviours that have been proven to enhance performance and retain talent? The Full Range Leadership model (Bass & Avolio) has the answers.”
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How to Convince Your Employees That Change Is Good

“To get your people behind major cultural change, you have to help them realize that change is necessary for success.”
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Three Lessons From Gandhi’s Experiments In Truth

Three Lessons From Gandhi’s Experiments In Truth | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
Is life a series of successes and failures, or an experiment?I invite you to reflect on your life over the past five years. Consider the key events that shaped your experience, that helped form how you view the world today. How do you feel about those experiences? What is the story about your past that shapes how you see the world today?These questions came to me as I finished reading Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, titled “Experiments in Truth”. Gandhi’s emphasis on life as an experiment is an important distinction to a typical perspective of life as a series of successes and failures.
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The Top Six Leadership Behaviours - Invoke Resu...

The Top Six Leadership Behaviours - Invoke Resu... | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
“What are the leadership behaviours that have been proven to enhance performance and retain talent? The Full Range Leadership model (Bass & Avolio) has the answers.”
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Leadership and the Challenge of Change

Leadership and the Challenge of Change | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
I am not a baseball fan. Nonetheless one day, I sat, somewhat reluctantly, in front of my television and watched the movie “Moneyball”. I say somewhat reluctantly because, well, Brad Pitt was invol...

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Tilt The Windmill | Four things big innovators do differently

Tilt The Windmill | Four things big innovators do differently | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it

Large companies all have different strategies and approaches to coming up with what’s new... But all of the really successful innovators with whom I’ve spoken do four things that help them discover new markets and product offerings...


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7 Characteristics of People That “Play Big” - Your Kick Ass Life Coaching

7 Characteristics of People That “Play Big” - Your Kick Ass Life Coaching | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
The term “Play Big” gets thrown around like crazy lately. And you might wonder—what does that even mean or look like? How do I know if I’m playing small? I know this firsthand because I played small for most of my life.
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Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ

Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
Empathy, self-awareness and other emotional-intelligence traits are increasingly valued in the workplace (#teamautofollow Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ: Empathy, self-awareness and other emotiona...
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Empathy and Good Managers

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The traditional view of management is to drive results at all costs. Be hard on employees and they will perform. That employees’ personal lives don't matter, as they have nothing to do with work. Yet we know today that employees’ personal and professional lives do collide. Today’s workplace environment calls for an evolved way of management and of leadership. Today’s managers need to tap into other motivators to get results and inspire the best performance from employees.


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José Sánchez-Mota Prieto. Coach's curator insight, June 16, 3:18 AM

A día de hoy, los entornos laborales y los estilos de dirección están pidiendo a gritos una evolución en las formas de obtener rentabilidad, viabilidad y sostenibilidad en nuestras empresas. Y todo apunta a que la buena dirección pasa por conectar con lo que motiva a nuestros colaboradores y así ser capaces de inspirar sus mejores rendimientos.

Ver "Empatía y buena gestión" en http://wp.me/p1urSE-vK

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Leadership Is All About Balance

Leadership Is All About Balance | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
When things don't go as planned, you have to have the courage to look in the mirror and face what you see.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, May 7, 5:53 AM

Balance is more about the integration of one's values than anything else.  When we define what's important, we can always find the time.

David Hain's curator insight, May 7, 9:20 AM

The mirror test - better than any psychometric, and totally free!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 7, 10:05 AM

I think leadership is about understanding balance is difficult to maintain alone. It is important to include others in the hard work and integrate diverse thinking into the hard work. It might be being off-balance is essential in leadership.

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In the thick of it: Seven things I learned as the government's entrepreneur-in-residence

In the thick of it: Seven things I learned as the government's entrepreneur-in-residence | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it

Lawrence Tomlinson spent the last year as the Department for Business' entrepreneur-in-residence. In an exclusive and candid article, he shares what he learnt. 


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David Hain's curator insight, May 7, 7:04 AM

Some interesting insights into life in Government, including a predictable worry about lobbying!

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Culture is King and Change Leadership is Queen | Switch and Shift

Culture is King and Change Leadership is Queen | Switch and Shift | MettaSolutions Change and Leadership | Scoop.it
The great Kings and Queens work in tandem with each other, and are loved by the people. Great leaders are loved too. In business, culture and change leadership (Thinking like a rebel is a great way to find your edge.
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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, June 9, 7:28 PM

Interesting  concept .