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Leadership Lessons On Listening, Questioning, And Moving Others To Act

Leadership Lessons On Listening, Questioning, And Moving Others To Act | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

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Great summary of 3 of the best leadrership books of last year -  “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling”, by Edgar H. Schein,  “To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others” by Daniel H Pink and  “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”by Sheryl Sandberg.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:35 AM

Great leadership is about asking questions without presumed answers and listening to all the responses. The word response is the root for responsibility,

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Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business

Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Suppose you’re confined to a nursing home. You’re elderly, you’ve lost much of your mobility, and your faculties are deteriorating. Along comes a Harvard University social psychology professor named Ellen Langer who takes you away on a retreat, where everything is transformed into the way it looked and felt when you were 25. Radios with vacuum tubes play rockabilly and Perry Como, a hardcover copy of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger sits on a Danish modern coffee table (the movie won’t be released for several years yet), the clothing is au courant for 1959, and the conversation covers recent events like Fidel Castro’s invasion of Havana. The staff treat you like you’re in the prime of physical health, making you carry your own suitcases upstairs even if you haven’t recently lifted anything nearly that heavy. You know, at some level, that this is all a fictional recreation. But as it comes alive around you, you find yourself paying attention to your environment in ways you haven’t done in years.


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A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
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Roger Francis's curator insight, March 16, 3:40 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
rianne krielaart's curator insight, March 19, 10:37 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
Terence R. Egan's curator insight, March 31, 1:04 AM
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
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Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.

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There’s No Shame in Asking for Help! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

There’s No Shame in Asking for Help! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Shame of not being good enough, of not being “perfect” is a hugely discouraging trigger when it comes to asking for help and as a result many people just don’t do it at all.

 

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How to Be a Leader When You Are Not the Leader

How to Be a Leader When You Are Not the Leader | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
The story of leadership is often told through the lens of a single leader and a singular act -- Martin Luther King rallying crowds at the Lincoln Memorial; Eleanor Roosevelt leading the creation of the declaration on human rights; Henry Kissinger setting foot in Beijing.

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Leadership, then, is not a single act, but rather a continuous mindset to serve others.

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Ivan Ang's curator insight, September 27, 2015 5:45 PM

One of the Myths of Leadership is the Position Myth. You don't need a title to be recognised as a leader. However, you do need one thing. Influence. Do you know how can you develop your influence today?

Carolyn Hughes's curator insight, September 28, 2015 3:31 AM

Great reminder that it really is about individual actions every day.

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Do You Work for a Know-It-All? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Do You Work for a Know-It-All? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Reframing a problem helps you see it as an opportunity, and Seelig offers three techniques for finding innovative solutions:

1. Rethink The Question

Start by questioning the question you’re asking in the first place, says Seelig. "Your answer is baked into your question," she says.

Before you start brainstorming, Seelig suggests you start "frame-storming": brainstorming around the question you will pose to find solutions. For example, if you’re asking, "How should we plan a birthday party for David?" you’re assuming it’s a party. If you change your question to, "How can we make David’s day memorable?" or "How can we make David’s day special?" you will find different sets of solutions.

 


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Reframing an issue from different angles opens up new possibilities and solutions.

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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, September 11, 2015 2:45 AM

To really make this work, add a dose of people who DON'T think like you - those you regularly disagree with, or wonder what planet they are on.  The follow these three techniques and stay open to all the ideas generated.

Ian Harris's curator insight, October 10, 2015 1:50 AM

Brain fodder!

Nancy Barnett's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:36 AM

I love this idea about "frame-storming". The answers we get do depend on the way we ask the question. 

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7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse viewpoints.

Some of their answers will surprise you. Here are seven of their best lessons.


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Some great TED talks on leadership.

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 7, 2015 5:40 PM

Some clear steps a leader can take to help improve themselves and therefore their teams!

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 8, 2015 12:25 AM

In a world of overwhelm I always appreciate list of careful selections. This is one of them

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, September 12, 2015 4:57 AM

Well worth watching!

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Why Leaders Lose Their Way

Why Leaders Lose Their Way | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt you were losing your way? Cut adrift on a raging sea? I know I have. When I was reaching the top of Honeywell, I was working 24/7. Having succeeded in turning around a series of troubled businesses, I was tasked with even more turnarounds.

Via Anne Leong
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If you develop self-awareness, build your support team, and follow your values, you can stay on track and avoid these pitfalls.

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Lay Leng Low's curator insight, September 5, 2015 9:27 PM

Very useful categorization of why leaders lose their way. 

donhornsby's curator insight, September 10, 2015 9:26 AM

(From the article) If you are aware of your vulnerabilities and stay laser-focused on your True North, you won't fall into these traps. If you develop self-awareness, build your support team, and follow your values, you can stay on track and avoid these pitfalls.

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7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable

7 Things That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Unforgettable bosses bring out the best in everyone. Dr. Travis Bradberry breaks down what they do so that anyone can do the same.

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Some useful tips if you want to be a boss who makes a difference.

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 23, 2015 11:07 AM

This breaks down what makes up an unforgettable boss that is great. Unfortunately, many of us have worked for unforgettable bosses that have been not so great. 

Juhana Peltomaa's curator insight, August 25, 2015 5:05 AM

Leadership is a huge part of the #BrandStory. 

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How to Recapture the Art of Asking Questions

How to Recapture the Art of Asking Questions | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
A look at what businesses can do to encourage an environment where employees can feel free to ask questions about how their business functions.

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Questions create a sense of inquisitiveness to gain unique insights,  understanding and information which can help lead to new possibilities for growth and innovation.

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Barbara Bouchet's curator insight, August 17, 2015 4:38 PM

When leaders become really good at asking questions and also at listening and responding thoroughly, they nurture a culture where curiosity can thrive. This in turn helps support workplace excellence and innovation.

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Hooked on Media? Blame Your Monkey Mind! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Hooked on Media? Blame Your Monkey Mind! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness is just the placement of awareness and reflection between the impulse that follows a trigger and the behavior that follows the impulse.

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The Power Of Mindful Leadership

The Power Of Mindful Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You'll worry less about day-to-day problems and focus on what is most important. As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader. That's worth twenty minutes a day, isn't it?

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As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader.

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The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation

The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same caliber, will thrive when given significant autonomy. Otherwise, they'll wither.

 

There are dozens of studies to support this, inside and outside of business life.

The case for autonomy: just look in the mirror.


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Autonomy and flexibility are vitally important.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 2015 8:25 PM

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 21, 2015 9:04 PM

Agree with the premise As Daniel Pink has proven autonomy, mastery and purpose are the key intrinsic motivators of us all

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 22, 2015 9:07 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

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The art and science of well-being at work | McKinsey & Company

The art and science of well-being at work | McKinsey & Company | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the body and the brain.

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Annette Swann's curator insight, February 23, 3:00 PM

If McKinsey are talking about Wellbeing- it's going mainstream! #mckinsey #scienceofwellbeing

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Are You An Empowering Leader? 

Are You An Empowering Leader?  | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
There was a time when leaders thought their role was to exert power over others. No longer. Today's best leaders recognize their leadership is most effective when they empower others to step up and lead.

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Some useful advice on being an empowering leader,

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Michael Moore's curator insight, October 7, 2015 7:18 PM

The concept of the "empowering leader" is a timely dive into what it really takes to lead today.  Many employees feel numb to the grind and routine and a great leader can set them free.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 8, 2015 9:12 AM

(From the article): With leadership comes responsibility. As Clayton Christensen wrote, "No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement."


It's time to lead authentically. You can do so by focusing on empowering others.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 2:16 AM

Une phrase clé : trouver son vrai nord (dans la vie) pour être un bon animateur d'équipe.

 

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8 Things Successful Leaders Do | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

8 Things Successful Leaders Do | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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 Leadership is a contact sport.

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10 Cognitive Biases That Distort Your Thinking

10 Cognitive Biases That Distort Your Thinking | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Cognitive biases can impair rational judgment and lead to poor decisions. Learn more about ten biases that sway your thinking.
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This article highlights some of the different cognitive biases that have a powerful influence on how you think, how you feel, and how you behave.

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Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership

Self Awareness: Key to Sustainable Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
After in-depth interviews with 170 world leaders and classroom discussions with 6,000 executives and MBAs in Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) at Harvard Business School, we've learned three essential steps to building your self-awareness.

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Self awareness is critical to any changes that you want to make.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 9, 2015 6:42 PM

Self-awareness is the number one leadership skill and these are great steps to being more self-aware

Veerle Seymus's curator insight, September 13, 2015 8:45 AM

In my opinion self knowledge is the key skill of successful change managers.

Alonzo Johnson's curator insight, September 15, 2015 7:42 PM

Our effectiveness as leaders rests upon self-awareness.

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Are You Stuck in a Rut? It’s Time to Adjust! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Are You Stuck in a Rut? It’s Time to Adjust! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Change is hard.  Gaining awareness of our behaviour gives us a chance to make the choice to adjust and create the changes we weren’t able to make before!

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7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
A guide to giving inspirational presentations and talks, based on tried-and-true effective storytelling techniques used by the most influential speakers in the

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Some useful tips on giving a memorable presentation.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:56 PM

Great insights and examples. Story-sharing a key to success in the new world of work

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4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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 Do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able?

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What's your story? Leadership and storytelling | @Julie_WG

What's your story? Leadership and storytelling | @Julie_WG | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Storytelling -- once the stuff of childhood nighttime rituals -- has grown up and is quickly becoming a go-to tool in the very adult world of business.

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 Want to lead? Start with a story.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, August 18, 2015 12:03 AM

Like this and reference that stories must be intentional Fits with what we refer to in the story-sharing "business" as "planned spontaneity"

Change change champions are forever sharing stories that are intentional, well thought through from the hear that other people can feel themselves in

 

 

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That Moment When A Quiet Leader Outshines The Loud Ones

That Moment When A Quiet Leader Outshines The Loud Ones | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
When you’ve got a team of stars, they’ll be best served by working under a quiet, introverted leader who respects their ideas and who is willing to let them shine.

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Too often we’ve been giving the benefit of the doubt to the loud, charismatic leader. But that’s not necessarily the kind of leader your organization needs in order to shine.

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Simple Ain’t Easy! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Simple Ain’t Easy! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Meaningful behavioral change is hard to do.

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A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs

A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
This post explores the misconception that a team which has frustration needs team building. The author encourages readers to get to the root cause.

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Don’t try to motivate your way out of a mess. Fix the mess.

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