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For the Weary Leader

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You are tired. You are frustrated. You are weary. Weary of feeling as though your dreams are impossible to reach. Weary of being told you don’t fit in, won’t make the cut or don’t have what it takes to play on the team. Weary of feeling as though...


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Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint!

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How to Handle Change

How to Handle Change | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees.


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People want to feel a sense of control over change - so it's not just something imposed on them by people who don'y understand their needs and priorities. When people understand why change is necessary and it's long-term benefits, they're more likely to buy in.

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(From the article): To successfully engage in organizational change, everyone involved needs to be aware of the details of the change so that they can determine how it will affect them.  Communication also allows every member of the team to gain insight which can also help everyone better adjust to the change. Leaders must make team members aware that their input and feedback is valuable. Engage others in the process to create an avenue of support that will help minimize the fear of change, and empower everyone in the organization.

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8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others

8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
The past is the future, apart from courage and perseverance. Success is persistently taking the next step. Taking the next step takes courage.

 

“You will never do anything in this world without courage” Aristotle


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Conversations That Matter « how to save the world

Conversations That Matter « how to save the world | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

When I was younger, most of my waking life was consumed in conversations. In my work life, I learned that most learning occurs, and most decisions are made, in small group conversations, often ad hoc. I was persuaded that good conversation skills were the key to good relationships. I believed, in short, that conversation mattered.

 

Now that I’m no longer working, and rarely required to converse with anyone, I’ve come to believe that, as GB Shaw put it, “the biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place”. In retrospect, I would guess that most of the conversations I was party to over the years were incompetently conducted and largely a waste of time. The conversants, for the most part, had already decided what they believed or what needed to be done, and were just looking for reassurance. Or they were talking to hear themselves think, and not listening to anyone else. There was almost never any real exchange of information, or ideas, or perspectives, despite the earnest attempts of the conversants to convey these things. Our languages are not very good at that, and the complicity of creatures that make up what we believe to be “us”, as individuals, rarely allows our minds — their minds really — to focus more than a small bit of our attention on anything not directly relevant to the needs of the moment. And our culture does its best to obfuscate and distort the meaning of words and the events of the day, so that most of what we manage to convey is probably lies anyway.


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15 Famous Leadership quotes

15 Famous Leadership quotes | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

Famous Leadership quotes.

 

1) Be known for pleasing others, especially if you govern them. Ruling other has one advantage: you can do more good than anyone else. Baltasar Gracián

 

2) If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

 

3) The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


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How Non-Violent Communication Can Change Your Life

How Non-Violent Communication Can Change Your Life | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

Non-violent communication (NVC) is about being empathic, not only with others but with yourself. It can radically change how you think about yourself (you get to know why you feel a certain way) and how you feel when people say something to you.

 

First, you have to know that we live in a world of jackals. This is the term used by Marshall Rosenberg, the father of non-violent communication. Jackals communicate violently because they don't know how to do it better. Your mother could be a jackal too (sorry):

 

"Son, you never care about me."

 

This is the jackal way of saying: "Son, I feel sad because you cannot come to see me every weekend. I need to be around my children more frequently."

 

The first comment makes you feel bad because your mother is judging you, and you can take it as an attack. The second one expresses facts, feelings and needs. You cannot argue over these, they only encourage you to resolve the conflict.

 
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Twitter or Facebook: Where Should You Engage Your Fans? - Social Media SEO

Twitter or Facebook: Where Should You Engage Your Fans? - Social Media SEO | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
Social Media SEOTwitter or Facebook: Where Should You Engage Your Fans?

 

The benefits of social media have been proven, even amongst smaller businesses, and the simple fact that conversion rates for Facebook and Twitter average around double that of most other outlets means that a solid fan base will, simply put, directly increase sales.

 

With social media you also have the opportunity to respond quickly and on customers’ terms with answers to their questions that they may not have asked through email or a comment form. Link building can also be a major reason why companies love to have a social media network, and have both direct and indirect benefits. There are plenty of other reasons to build a social media community, but it’s also worth thinking about the drawbacks.


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The New Social Leadership: Move From Fear To Freedom - Forbes

The New Social Leadership: Move From Fear To Freedom - Forbes | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

It's time to shift from old school to new social leadership--what does that look like and how to assess if you're ready.


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Christina Haxton: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Christina Haxton: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
Professional Intimacy & Sustainable Leadership ... WHAT??

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Engaging the Heart and Mind: The Art of Selling Your Story

Engaging the Heart and Mind: The Art of Selling Your Story | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone has a story. Since the dawn of man, storytelling has become an art that evokes emotions and compels action and empathy from the direction of the artist. In many ways, the medium is the message and the true art is opening the hearts and minds of the listeners and turning them on to engagement. Once in “story mode,” people tend to let their guard down and begin to shape opinions and beliefs around the information they are given. And timing is everything- The window of opportunity to engage story mode can be as small as a tweet or as long as a meeting. After all, there can never be a connection without that initial acceptance of possibility and desire to continue down the path.

 

[The Hoffman Agency (@DailyBrew) rightfully asked in a tweet, "Where's the hero?")


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Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful

Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership these days is about authenticity & connection...
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Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century

Who You Are and Whether You Care are Just as Important as What You Do...
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The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence - Huffington Post

The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence - Huffington Post | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence Huffington Post A supposedly "good" trait could have a dark side, according to a new study.


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Thanks to David Hain for sharing. EQ can be used for both prosocial and competitive or retaliatory goals.

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The Hidden Cognitive Biases Affecting the Election

The Hidden Cognitive Biases Affecting the Election | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
How our gut instincts and brain fear centers affect our votes...
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Leadership as a means of self expression - George Ambler On Leadership

Leadership as a means of self expression - George Ambler On Leadership | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders.

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Jim Rohn Quotes - Ideas can be life-changing.

Jim Rohn Quotes - Ideas can be life-changing. | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it

Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) – an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.


Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. Jim Rohn

 

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

 

The more you know the less you need to say.

 

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.

 

Read More Quotes at: www.LifeTastesWell.com

 

 


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The Power of Deep Connection & Why It's So Important Today

I love the word serendipity and today I happened to see a tweet chat #pochat and I began following the stream. I met a man who lives and breathes what I hold dear to my heart - meaningful connections that lead to powerful communities.

 

 After interacting with Bobby and listening to this talk, I could have said this myself.

 

"Bobby Umar is a human teddy bear and a personal diary. People always want to hug him and share deep, personal thoughts with him, even after a first meeting"

 

This inspiring talk is all about the 5 c's of connection - they are

 

**Caring

 

**Communication

 

**Connection

 

**Community

 

**Change

 

Today we're living with massive change in every area of our lives. It's an exciting time but it is also a time of confusion and anxiety. No person can afford to be a lone wolf, we all need each other.

 

I loved this talk, what he is saying is what gets me out of bed in the morning. It is my purpose and it was so wonderful to hear him speak and articulate what I am trying to do as well. There are so many wonderful people out there who have the same vision, who are different from me and you, we all have something to learn from each other.


"What I can't do alone, we can do together"

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"

 

Listen to the talk here: [http://bit.ly/S40CRL]


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The Top 5 Mistakes of Unsuccessful Leaders

The Top 5 Mistakes of Unsuccessful Leaders | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
The best mistakes are learning experience that aren’t repeated.

 

Mistakes that don’t hurt don’t matter. The worst mistakes are the ones that hurt others. The trouble with leadership is your mistakes always hurt others.

 

The top 5 mistakes of unsuccessful leaders:

 

Not being open to criticism.

 

Trying to hide mistakes.

 

Not making decisions.

 

Failing to explain objectives.

 

Telling people how to do things rather than telling them what needs to be done and letting them figure out how to do it.

 

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Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat! - Forbes

Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat! - Forbes | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
Which party will be better for U.S. economy? Some historical facts on the economy worth reviewing.

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'Half the Sky:' Series on exploited women looks to empower

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How to Uncover Your Greatest Value

How to Uncover Your Greatest Value | Mindful Leadership | Scoop.it
The people you serve determine the value you bring.

 

The owners of a growing company didn’t appreciate the greatest value they brought their customers. Surprisingly, it wasn’t their products and services.

 

Their best customers said:

 

1. They understand us and our business.

 

2. They take the time to understand the way we do things.

 

3. I want to hear their recommendations because I feel like they understand us.

 

4. I know I can trust them because they didn’t try to sell me the most expensive product.

 

The owners didn’t realize:

 

I asked the owners to predict what customers said when I asked about their greatest value. They couldn’t predict it. When I told them the first thing their customers said was, “I feel like they understand our business.” A light came on.

 

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Being Quiet

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 Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

 

Many of us are continually re-learning the wisdom that tells us when it’s important to stay quiet. Yet that is what important conversations should strive for – lots of pauses and silence ripe with thought and ideas. I understand that there is a discomfort in silence in our noisy world. However, silence it’s also one of your most important leadership tools.

 

Aside from the wisdom of Napoleon Hill in the quote above, there are other times when keeping quiet is the best response you can make to someone:

 

When someone else is talking: It goes without saying that many of us can get better at allowing another person to have their say. Don’t interrupt. Wait for a pause in the conversation before you speak.

 

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