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Turn Your Worst Employee Into a Top Asset

Turn Your Worst Employee Into a Top Asset | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You can't save your weakest staffers. But you can use them as an way to upgrade your whole team's performance.

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Interesting aand refreshing approach to under-performance.

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Mike Klintworth's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:37 PM

Great leaders reframe this issue, and start working on behalf of the team instead of fixing the “eaches”—a more situational world view.

John Michel's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:55 PM

A single poor performer can capture a leader’s attention and energy like a drowning person taking a would-be rescuer to the bottom. Team rescues, on the other hand, always succeed.

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Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory

Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Mnemonics are a forgotten art of memory that today is only practiced among a small group of mental athletes and memory experts. Here's a great introduction to the technique.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 22, 7:49 AM

Remember when?   Remember how? Remember what?  Oh heck, just remember....

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A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now… | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now… | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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There is no quick fix to making personal changes.

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"..Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders.." - How to Ask Better Questions

"..Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders.." - How to Ask Better Questions | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Hitting a creative wall, or getting nowhere with a colleague? Think differently about how you ask questions.

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Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders.

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How Do You Build Credibility As A Leader When You Aren't The Technical Expert?

How Do You Build Credibility As A Leader When You Aren't The Technical Expert? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Five years ago I was working as an attorney in our Law department when I was offered a leadership position in an entirely new area—corporate strategy. At the time, I knew nothing about corporate strategy, which, as you can imagine, made me nervous. What would happen if people found out I wasn’t the expert?

Via Anne Leong
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You don’t have to be a subject-matter expert to build credibility and achieve success as a leader.

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4 Reasons We Settle for “Good Enough” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

4 Reasons We Settle for “Good Enough” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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When we dive all the way into adult behavioral change—with 100 percent focus and energy—we become an irresistible force rather than the proverbial immovable object.

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Effectively Coach Employees to Better Performance

Coaching is no longer optional; it’s essential! Your Challenge Coaching has a positive impact across the organization. Managers who coach their direct employee…

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 27, 8:53 AM

Everyone could use a good coach.

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FOUR INVISIBLE FORCES DRIVING YOUR THINKING

FOUR INVISIBLE FORCES DRIVING YOUR THINKING | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
 We like to believe that we are independent to think as we want, that we are free to decide how we run our lives, we believe that our decisions are rational and the reasons why we do what we do are...

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We like to believe that we are independent to think as we want, that  our decisions are rational and that we are free to make whatever choices we may want. But reality is different.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:29 AM

This says it all !

David Hain's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:19 AM

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble,is what you know for sure that just ain't so - probably Mark Twain

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 20, 9:49 AM

Interesting perspective to consider...

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10 Belief Triggers that Sabotage Your Success | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

10 Belief Triggers that Sabotage Your Success | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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An excuse explains why we fell short of expectations after the fact. Our inner beliefs trigger failure before it happens. They sabotage change by cancelling its possibility.

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s good for resilience and decision making.


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Annette Swann's curator insight, February 6, 7:09 PM
It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. Visit www.wellnessforte.com.au leadership resources to download the online mindfulness bell. enjoy!
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The Secret to Becoming the Person You Want to Be | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The Secret to Becoming the Person You Want to Be | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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When we bluntly challenge ourselves to figure out what we can change and what we can’t, what to lose and what to keep, we often surprise ourselves with the bold simplicity of our answers and can thus take significant, real steps towards becoming the person we really want to be.

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What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Deciding is the missing step to leading well.
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What is the leadership footprint that you want to leave behind?

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What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like

What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about the to-do lists of highly successful businesspeople? Here, we give you a sneak peek at three and their tips for making...

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Some useful tips for "To-Do' lists.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 27, 2:48 PM

Ever wonder how the truly successful leader guards his time to ensure effectiveness occurs? Here is a glimpse...

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, January 27, 3:24 PM

Es facil estar ocupado pero ese no es el reto...es reto es ser eficientes...Descubre algunas consejos basicos de personajes de exito


Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 1, 7:52 AM

Focus on top priorities first, use a combination of digital and paper I use Evernote and a notebook, and look at effective vs a long list.A few good ideas on reflecting and planning your day/week

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What Really Matters in Life? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

What Really Matters in Life? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Making a difference means more than, and is very different from, making a living.

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"Speak To The Heart To Lead Change"

"Speak To The Heart To Lead Change" | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

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To lead change, influence others, and gain commitment, speak to the heart.

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Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, March 19, 1:56 PM

On ne peut dépendre seulement d'arguments logiques pour convaincre quelqu'un; on doit parler aux émotions.  Quelques trucs ...

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7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work

7 Proven Ways to Get Ahead at Work | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone wants to be recognized for doing a good job, to be able to earn promotions and raises and to move up the organization. However, the path isn't always clear, and sometimes we are our own worst enemies--standing in the way of our own success.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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A good list of ways to ensure that you get the recognition that you deserve.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 16, 9:28 AM

Give these 7 proven ways of getting ahead at work a try, and watch your career skyrocket.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 17, 3:06 AM

These seven proven ways are important for us because few of us are ready to speak out in meetings, few of us are ready to take up challenging work, few of us believe about showcasing our achievments and some of us don't take credit for exemplary work. In a world of cut throat competition, one has to speak out for oneself, and one has to step in before a totally unrelated person takes credit to a job done well!

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, March 17, 4:40 PM
The seven tips to share with us Peter Economy to achieve promotion at work I find very valuable. However I will complementary, and that promotions in real world does not always achieved only with good practice, consider the "dark side (the hidden chart) organizations", then I completed 7 with the following tips: + Identify as measured and rewards people in the organization, in some it is not done a good job but: to be "loyal and obedient" to the boss, being a lame boots, paid to cover up or participate in matters little ethical, strike up a relationship. If you find that your company is rewarded (promoted) for some (or all) of the above reasons, you have to make a decision, quit and find an organization that applies meritocracy, or stick to change the satuo quo or to adapt and use it, IS YOUR DECISION, ARE YOUR VALUES!
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Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Culture is the new black. Why is it such an important new topic in business and how do we define it?

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 Culture lets you focus on your purpose and mission.

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, March 15, 10:50 AM

Culture still eats strategy for breakfast. 

John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2:45 PM

No matter if you’re a CEO, HR executive, manager, or team leader –  culture really matters. Consider it one of your most powerful tools for business success.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 16, 6:44 PM

How does a company measure culture and the impact it has on the bottom line?

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You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works

You Don’t Have to Be the Boss to Change How Your Company Works | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Most workplaces face constant imperatives for change - from trivial-seeming matters such as installing new office printers to major ones such as implementing new policies to support diversity. The question of how to drive change, though, is perennially vexing.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Good article on how to use influencing skills to bring about change.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 28, 2:13 AM

“…Muzafer Sherif and Carl Hovland identified a powerful dynamic about attitude change, and gave it a clunky name: the latitude of acceptance. Here’s how it works: We can think of any attitude on a continuum from pro to con…

 

…Wherever your own attitude along the continuum, Sherif and Hovland argued, you are willing to entertain some other views, but only within a narrow range around your own attitude—this range is the latitude of acceptance, or “OK zone.”…

 

…When attitudes are too far from our OK zone, we not only don’t buy them—we actively retrench against them…

 

If we want to change someone’s attitude, first we need to understand where that person’s OK zone is. We do this by asking questions to identify where they are on the attitude continuum right now…”…

 

I remember... this change of the printer paradigm is tough...:-)))

 

...and there is a very interesting one hour video embedded...

Damien Colmant's curator insight, March 1, 5:19 AM

Induire un changement n'est pas seulement dans les mains du boss. Nous sommes tous des leaders, en mesure d'influencer les autres à changer. Juste exiger ne suffit pas. Il faut obtenir le buy-in et y aller pas à pas. L'article illustre ceci avec un exemple.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 12, 9:59 AM

(From the article): Whether you’re buying new printers, reducing bias…or merging departments, revising reporting relationships, or anything else…consider using the power of baby steps in your change initiative. By investing just a bit of up-front effort, you’ll almost certainly achieve stronger and more widespread support.

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How to Instantly Make Your Life Better! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Don't waste time and energy on things that you cannot control.

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Don't waste time and energy of things that you cannot control.

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15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People

15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Some useful tips on how to enhance your influencing skills.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 26, 4:37 PM

Here are the tricks of the trade that exceptionally persuasive people use to their advantage.

donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 7:14 AM

(From the article): Persuasive people are adept at reading and responding to other people. They rely heavily on emotional intelligence (EQ) to bring people to their way of thinking. With 90% of top performers high in emotional intelligence, it's no wonder that persuasive people rely on this skill to get ahead. Add these skills to your repertoire, and you're on your way to joining this exclusive group.


Rhonda Harris's curator insight, February 27, 10:05 AM

I wish I had that ability.  Great scoop

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Who Else Wants to Be Happy? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Who Else Wants to Be Happy? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Commitment. Motivation. Self-discipline. Self-control. Patience. These are powerful allies when we try to change our ways – and even more powerful in keeping them changed.

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The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself before You Say Anything | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself before You Say Anything | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Are you going to make a positive difference - if not think very carefully before you act.

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4 Actionable Tactics to Accelerate Career Success

4 Actionable Tactics to Accelerate Career Success | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Navigating the Gray: Expert tips for communicating clearly and confidently and building stronger workplace relationships in pursuit of upward career mobility

Via Stefano Principato
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Some useful tips on how to be recognised as a top performer.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 5, 11:22 AM

Excellent tips to add to your repertoire...

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Be Seen as a Leader

Be Seen as a Leader | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
A simple exercise can boost your status and influence.
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Success may simply come from being in the right frame of mind at the right time.

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Everyone makes mistakes, but leaders are held accountable to a much higher standard for their mistakes. Avoid the following seven common mistakes made by leaders.
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These are all common mistakes to be aware of.

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The Most Important Thing You Can Do If You Really Want to Change | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Follow-up is the key if you are wanting to change your behaviour.

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