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Giving Up Control: It’s Key to Unleashing Your Workforce’s Power

Giving Up Control: It’s Key to Unleashing Your Workforce’s Power | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
The old organization workforce dynamics are changing and it can't come fast enough

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Put another way - empowering your people is the key.  There are many outdated management practices which need to be addressed.  For instance why is it still seen as a good thing to be spending so long at your desk - all the research shows diminishing returns poor decisionmaking etc when people are at work for long periods?

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John Michel's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:29 PM

The notion of worker versus manager is outdated, and a collaboration between these two is needed to move forward with a new agenda

simondcollins's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:53 AM

It really does work and empowers staff.

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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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Do You Love What You Do or Are You Living in New-Age Professional Hell? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Do You Love What You Do or Are You Living in New-Age Professional Hell? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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A great question to ask yourself - do you love what you do?

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You're Better Off Being a Nice Boss. Science Says So

Several studies point to the benefit of being kind to your employees.

Via Anne Leong
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Nice can sometimes be confused with being weak, but studies are showing that leaders with a high level of emotional intelligence are more effective and better to work for.

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How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady has some ideas on how to stop it.
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Are you caught up in going to too many meetings?  Here is a solution.

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Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

Multitasking: No more than a mirage? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Studies find the idea of performing several tasks at once to be a myth. -Korea Herald/ANN


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Multitasking is a myth - you can only effectively focus on one task at a time.

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It’s Showtime! One Key to Continual Motivation | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

It’s Showtime! One Key to Continual Motivation | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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A leader is always on stage  when they are at work.

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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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How to Get Ahead When Life’s not “Fair” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

How to Get Ahead When Life’s not “Fair” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Once we make peace with the fact that the people who have the power to make the decisions always make the decisions, we can become more effective at influencing others, making a positive difference, and even become the person who makes the decisions!

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Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Discover your MOJO.

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Why You Should Get a Handle on Your Identity | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Why You Should Get a Handle on Your Identity | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Who are you?

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Leadership That Gets Results

Leadership That Gets Results | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles—each in the right measure, at just the right time. Such flexibility is tough to put into action, but it pays off in performance. And better yet, it can be learned.

Via Anne Leong
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Leaders who have mastered four or more leadership styles—especially the authoritative, democratic, affiliative, and coaching styles—have the very best climate and business performance.

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Frederick S. Pickering's curator insight, November 15, 2014 3:32 PM

Interesting research on different leadership styles and when to use them to be effective.

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2 Life-Changing Lessons No One Ever Taught You | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

2 Life-Changing Lessons No One Ever Taught You | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Can you see in yourself what others see in you, or do you see in others what you don’t see in yourself? Learn to listen and reflect on others feedback.

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