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Enliven Your Work with Mindfulness

Enliven Your Work with Mindfulness | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Ellen Langer, professor of psychology at Harvard University, explains why we need to stop operating on auto-pilot. #mindulness #resilience


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Seems we are mindless most of the time.  Our best results come when we are aware of what is happening around us.

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Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, February 23, 9:45 AM

A short and informative video with one of the greats in the field of mindfulness. Ellen Langer introduces a different definition of mindfulness than most, but one that might resonate with a lot of people.

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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others

The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.

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Five myths to beat before they beat you | Flying Solo

Five myths to beat before they beat you | Flying Solo | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Soloists can believe some long-held myths are actually true. Unfortunately, if they’re not debunked, these myths can drive small business into the ground.
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These myths don't only apply to small businesses.

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5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers

Many people hate change; contemplating the unknown is scary. So many stick with familiar things even though they no longer fit. This is especially true of careers. Sometimes people get stuck in a career direction or work environment that makes them terribly unhappy, and they stay there because it's tough to change careers once you have gained experience, power, and good compensation.


People often end up in the wrong careers by accident. They start out with a job and become proficient, so they advance and make a good living. They may even start a company in that field. They get so focused on growth, meeting objectives, or making the money to support their lifestyle, they don't realize how toxic their life has become.


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If you recognise these signs then it may be time to consider a career change.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 28, 2:20 AM

Sometimes you just end up following the wrong career path and it takes someone else to objectively point it out. Here are 5 signs you can identify on your own.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 7:02 PM

I left School before any of these became too engrained. I look back in incredible experiences with students and some colleagues with considerable fondness. Other colleagues and bosses less so.

 

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James Cracknell's curator insight, July 29, 4:24 AM

Recognise any of these? - I felt many of them in my career but one that is not mentioned is guilt. Guilt that you are doing a job that many would crave for; guilt that you feel this way at all; guilt that you constantly keep asking that there must be more to life yet how would others that you love feel about a sudden urge to change?

 

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L.E.A.D with Emotional Intelligence

L.E.A.D with Emotional Intelligence | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Truly effective leaders demonstrate the ability not only to have a compelling vision, strategic mindset and determination but also have a high degree of emotional connection with their followers. Emotions do matter.Emotions and leadership are not separate ideas.  Positive leaders can uplift and energize teams to a new level of performance. Some people call emotions “soft” and un-business like. We all know the...


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Truly effective leaders have a high degree of emotional connection with their followers. Emotions do matter.

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Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, July 24, 2:22 PM

I absolutely agree with the lessons and perspectives learned through mastery of emotional intelligence.

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Two Magic Words – Thank You! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Two Magic Words – Thank You! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Don't shoot the messenger - instead try saying thank you.

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The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.
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Some great TED talks on this list - it's worth making the time the watch them.

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Good Leaders Persuade, They Don't Manipulate

Manipulators are heard, but persuaders are believed because they are trusted, which results in a win-win.

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It is far more powerful to influence than manipulate.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture

4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
When leaders want to create an open culture where people are willing to speak up and challenge one another, they often start by listening. This is a good instinct. But listening with your ears will only take you so far. You also need to demonstrate with words that you truly want people to raise risky issues.
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Listening is the start of the change process - you then have to match your actions with your words.

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Mike Klintworth's curator insight, July 9, 9:41 AM
When people don’t feel safe speaking up, leaders can show that it is safe by saying the hard things themselves.
John Michel's curator insight, July 9, 1:15 PM

Listening matters. But sometimes you’ve got to open your mouth too and make positive statements to generate the safety people need.

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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funny thing is, our bodies and minds have a funny way of adjusting to the demands we place on them, at least for awhile.


As your hours creep up and the pressure gradually intensifies, you may end up feeling like you're flying (or at least grinding it out) until one day, burnout hits with a vengeance and your health or your sanity crumbles. Rather than get to that point, wouldn't it be good if you could keep an eye out for early warning signs that your schedule and stress levels are starting to get out of whack so you can make adjustments before you collapse?


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Some early warning signs of over-working.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 8, 6:36 PM

Stress can creep up on you. Keep an eye on your state of mind by watching out for these warning signs.

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A Guide to Coping with the Habits of Highly Annoying People

A Guide to Coping with the Habits of Highly Annoying People | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

I have been staying with my parents recently, while my house is being renovated. I have also been breaking out in hives.

They appear in the evening, soon after my dad starts clearing his throat over and over while reading in his study. I start to itch furiously when my mom, every half-hour or so, slowly opens the door to the room where I am writing, peers in and cheerfully chirps, "How's it going?"

 

I have wonderful parents, and I love them, but after spending last weekend away from them—with zero hives!—I had a troubling thought: Am I allergic to them?

 

Experts use the term "social allergens" to describe behaviors or habits that drive others nuts. Some of these actions begin to annoy us soon after we meet someone. Others get to us slowly and surely over time.


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Other people's habits can be really annoying whilst our own habits are fine!!!!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 6, 4:43 AM

Experts call annoying habits 'social allergens' and advise you to ask: Was it intentional? Was it directed at me personally?

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How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For - Forbes

How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For - Forbes | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For
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An old colleague and leadership expert used to relate a little parable about the great British prime ministers, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.

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Leadership is about helping others shine.

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 3, 7:01 AM

It takes maturity and humility and wisdom to grasp that oftentimes the best thing you can do with that spotlight is to put it on those around you, so that they blossom in ways they didn’t realize were possible … and so that your organization can benefit fully from their fully developed talents.

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, July 3, 9:39 AM

Wow, I absolutely love this article!

 

What a powerful message to remind us that leadership is not about us, it is about helping our teams shine. 

 

So today if the positive spotlight is turned on you, turn it back to the team and let them shine! 

 

What do you think?  Would love to learn from our experiences and observations....The SPOTLIGHT is on YOU:)

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 1:19 PM

There is a lot of servant-leadership in this article. I thought about how often I heard School managers spoke using language that suggested ownership. For example, my School, my teachers, my leadership, etc as if they were the only ones who had a vision.

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Leaders Need To Walk The Talk When It Comes To Integrity

Leaders Need To Walk The Talk When It Comes To Integrity | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Anybody who feels that far too many company reports and websites boast of a commitment to innovation will not be surprised to learn that this is the most cited value  in a survey of how Standard and Poor’s 500 companies present their corporate culture. Innovation – mentioned by fully 80% [...]

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There is a trade-off between short-term profits and long-term value.  Investment is required to grow a positive corporate culture.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 1, 8:09 AM

 Since the market values profits over corporate culture, companies will tend to focus on maximizing short-term profits rather than keeping their word.

Frank Wander's curator insight, July 1, 11:12 AM

This is a test.

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Which Leadership Style Is More Profitable: Employee-Centered or Customer-Centered Leadership?

Which Leadership Style Is More Profitable: Employee-Centered or Customer-Centered Leadership? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Forbes: Customer-centered leadership vs employee-centered: Is "customer-centric" the most profitable leadership style? Leadership speaker and corporate culture consultant Micah Solomon explains.

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You need both for long term success and a flexible approach when conflicts arise

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Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Respond: Leadership Is a Contact Sport | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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When responding to feedback you want your response to be positive, simple, focused, and fast.

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Leadership EQ - Don't Try to Read Your Employees' Minds

Leadership EQ - Don't Try to Read Your Employees' Minds | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Your emotional intelligence might not be as good as you think.

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Beware of your biases when giving feedback.

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Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them — PsyBlog

Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them — PsyBlog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
What our attitudes to promises reveal about a fair society.

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Do what you promise you’ll do, and people are grateful.  Don't promise things that you have no intention of doing - you lose credibility and trust.

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Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 24, 7:23 PM

Some REALLY interesting research for anyone who works with a customer focus and aims to please.

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How To Re-Discover Your Motivation

How To Re-Discover Your Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.

 

But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler. 


“Give a whale a fish and it’ll jump as high as you want. Give a pigeon a pellet and it’ll turn 360 degrees. That whole animal behavior theory is what the workplace is built on. We’ve got to get away from that because we’re not pigeons and we’re not whales,” she says.


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Once you make the connection between what you’re doing and how it relates to something that matters to you, you’re going to be more motivated.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 22, 6:45 PM

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.

Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, July 23, 11:41 AM

An interesting take on employee motivation - do you agree?

 

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How To Build A New Habit

How To Build A New Habit | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

 

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.

 

But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick.

 
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Great techniques for building powerful habits.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 20, 5:13 AM

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Here are the five principles.

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Why Employee Development is Important

Why Employee Development is Important | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Think of the last time you really felt personally aligned with your job or the mission of your organization. Or maybe try picturing the last time you felt both fulfilled and challenged by the projects and tasks you were charged with completing. When was the last time, if ever, you had a clear direction for career development with defined goals? Did you ever have a job where your boss met with you more than once per year to review your performance?


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Employee development is vital to make a priority.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 1:48 AM

CultureAmp’s answer to the question, “Do people leave managers, not companies?”

No, people are more likely to leave companies that don’t provide them with good development opportunities and leadership. Even good managers are likely to struggle to retain key employees and manage team retention rates if these things are not looked after.



Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 16, 5:53 PM

How does your job stack up?

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Leadership Congruence: Do You Walk the Talk?

Leadership Congruence: Do You Walk the Talk? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
A foundational behavior in effective leadership requires demonstrating congruence between what one says and what one does. Unfortunately, many times the behaviors of those in charge reflect a philosophy of “do as I say not as I do” rather than one of congruence. 
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Unfortunately, many times the behaviors of those in charge reflect a philosophy of “do as I say not as I do” rather than one of congruence and they don't realise the impact this has.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 4:29 AM

Leaders sometimes demonstrate dissonance between intention and behaviour without meaning to.  Important, therefore, to set up effective feedback loops to check for congruence.

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. Perhaps you lost your job a year ago or you’re about to run out of money. Maybe you flunked your certification exam for the third time and everyone knows about it. Or it could be that your angry rant went viral, and now all of your coworkers are either whispering about you or shunning you entirely.


An occasional disaster does happen for most of us, either in our professional or personal lives. And while it’s not helpful for someone to say, “Well, at least you didn’t [insert something worse],” many people have been through unimaginable hardships.




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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 7:29 PM

Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 10, 4:52 PM

The skills required to bounce back from a major professional trauma are remarkably similar to those necessary for resilience in virtually any other area of life. Here’s what highly resilient people do in the face of adversity:

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 1:56 PM

Very true and useful. I wish I read this twenty years ago!

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Listening is a skill that needs practice - listen with respect and think before responding.

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Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey

Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.


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Good article on how the create meaning in the workplace.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 6, 4:12 AM

Some practical ideas from McKinsey  to unlock the engagement that makes a difference.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 9:06 PM

Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?

Wally Stump's curator insight, July 19, 6:45 PM

Meaning in work is the key to engagement and high levels of performance. This article offers some tangible suggestion for creating engagement.

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The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs

The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

What stands in the way of our being more satisfied and productive at work? That’s the fundamental question we sought to answer in a survey we conducted with HBR last fall. More than 19,000 people, at all levels in companies, across a broad range of industries, have so far responded to the questions we posed.

 

What we discovered is that people feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).


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People feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 30, 5:52 PM

Leaders need to consider that performance is best measured by the value they generate, not the hours they put in.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 1, 8:59 AM

PDGLead

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How to speak so that people want to listen

How to speak so that people want to listen | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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Excellent short talk on how to improve your chance of being heard.

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