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Leadership and authenticity: Being the 'real you' at work

Leadership and authenticity: Being the 'real you' at work | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders who are seen as authentic inspire the most loyalty, but what does being ‘authentic’ really mean? Pepi Sappal explores this complex and often misunderstood area of leadership, and looks at how to balance personality with professionalism


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Authenticity starts with self awareness.  And self awareness is about understanding how you react and how your behaviour can affect others.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:39 AM

Useful exploration of a critical positive leadership characteristic.

John Michel's curator insight, April 2, 2014 7:58 AM

There are many definitions within management and business literature of authentic leadership but, as a rule, authentic leaders tend to be genuine, transparent and trustworthy, display a strong moral code and can be counted on to keep their word.

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What Is the Greatest Challenge Leaders Face? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

What Is the Greatest Challenge Leaders Face? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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The next time your start feeling ‘smart,’ ‘qualified,’ or ‘wise,’ remember this warning - Get over yourself!!!

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7 Helpful Steps for Improving Your Personal Brand

7 Helpful Steps for Improving Your Personal Brand | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You can really build up your reputation if you just take the time to focus on your personal brand. Check out these tips to get you started.
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Some useful thoughts on building your personal brand.

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Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD

Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

emotional intelligence, which evaluates how well individuals perceive and deal with affectively charged interpersonal situations. But there are situations in which leaders have to deal with the emotions of large groups of people, not just those of one or a few individuals and most managers don’t have time to operate on a one-on-one basis all the time. Understanding the collective can help leaders respond effectively to the group as a whole. This happens in situations such as dealing with the collective anxiety of executives facing the news of corporate restructuring; or public authorities dealing with the collective anger of large groups of people in the streets; or politicians seeking to inspire large groups of people to win an election. Those with the skill to pick up on the subtle emotional cues of the collective can adapt accordingly and, according to our research, earn more respect as a result. So how can this ability to see the forest for the trees be applied by leaders?


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Eloquens's curator insight, May 17, 4:37 PM

How does your emotional intelligence help you to implement your strategy?

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 18, 8:56 AM

"Los Lideres detectan y re orientan las Emociones colectivas, percibiendo las actitudes de miembros Emergentes de grandes Grupos, quienes tienen Actitudes Significativas, Consistentes y Poderosas, que muestran su Influencia hacia la Mayoría y son respetados por ellas"  -MHE-

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, May 24, 6:43 PM

Do you have the ability to "crowd-source” emotions? Being able to gauge the collective emotions of others is a big leg up in the professional world. Read how you can hone this advantage.

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Feeling Tired & Depleted? 3 Steps to Overcome Both! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Feeling Tired & Depleted? 3 Steps to Overcome Both! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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 Structure is how we overcome depletion..  Having structure in your day makes decision making easier.

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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors

To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors - IDEO Stories - Medium
Lessons learned from my year working with IDEO’s CEO Tim Brown

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 22, 12:11 PM

A great read. Please take the time to read this today...



(From the article): When it comes to leadership, humility is often perceived as weakness. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many ways to express humility — you might welcome feedback, admit mistakes, or simply treat others as equals. Your employees will view those as signs of strength, not weakness.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 9:19 PM

I worked for a principal who presented about IDEO as being what we needed for creativity amongst teachers. He rarely acted with humility, if ever. That would be a good starting point for each of us.

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, April 24, 1:06 AM

a good 5 actions all the great leaders/change champions do

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12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

12 Amazing Tips that Will Change Your Life! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Some amazing tips that will change your life and help you to become the person that you want to be.

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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?

How many of these goals have you actually achieved?

If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason is that as soon as you set a goal, three things emerge to stop you. But most of us don't even realize what they are, and as a result, we are just left with our unaccomplished goal and an unshakable feeling of failure.

What if you could not only identify these obstacles but also learn to welcome them? Well, the good new is that you can....


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If you can look for the considerations, fears, and roadblocks and know that they are simply a part of the process, then you can welcome them, face them, process them, and ultimately overcome them.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 20, 3:35 AM

This is an important aritcle which will help you learn to achieve your goals by first addressing the obstacles that prevent you from doing so. The first obstacle is the baggage of considerations that you carry on your shoulders, including negative thoughts that kill initiative at the outset. The second obstacle is formed of your fears, the fear of failure, the fear of stepping out of one's comfort zone, and the third obstacle is formed of roadblocks. Roadblocks unlike the first two are not mental obstacles, rather they are external obstacles like for example your flight getting delayed, or  an important employee leaving the organisation midway! Well there are ways of getting around roadblocks and these include having a plan B or plan C, planning for the unexpected, and anyway having a positive attitude might help you surmount even the toughest roadblocks that fate may throw upon you!

Jessica Urquhart's curator insight, April 21, 11:15 PM

I have learnt that when dealing with human beings, nothing is set in stone. I like that the writer has taken his own experiences and believes that most people have the same values and beliefs. I feel that there are many factors that get in the way of achieving goals and this is no different to safety culture. In the future I'd like to see businesses understand all the varied types of people that their management systems must adapt to. In history there seems to be only one type of management system and is widely misunderstood by the majority of people within the organisation. Understanding personal values, goals and behaviours should be the foundation of any management system.

Tom Bundick, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 3, 10:48 AM

Neither autism nor neuro, specifically speaking. Great conceptualization of what gets in our way, though.

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The Best Leaders Shine from Within

The Best Leaders Shine from Within | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
There is an old fable by Aseop about a man, the wind, and the sun. One day the wind and the sun were talking about which was stronger. When they saw a man walking below in his overcoat, they decided to see who was more powerful. They dared each other to a contest: who could …

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Anyone can be a leader, but the leader who shines, who uses their power to help others, is the one who inspires everyone around to do their best.

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships.

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Checklist for Emotional Intelligence

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 10:05 AM

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is arguably the single most important predictor of leader success. It is all about being able to understand and control yourself while being aware of others. 

Kudos's curator insight, April 10, 10:26 AM

The best leaders are always ones that can relate to their team, keep a calm demeanour in crisis or conflict and work to support their team to help make them better verses dictating or blaming for what is wrong. The best Managers look for what their team does right and recognizes those behaviours and results. Managing people well is much harder then it looks, recognizing people for what they do well and how they contribute is a great place to start to be a good emotional intelligent leader.

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Are You Playing Your Hand or Are You Being Played? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Are You Playing Your Hand or Are You Being Played? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Fate is the hand of cards we’ve been dealt. Choice is how we play the hand.

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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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What motivates us at work? More than money

What motivates us at work? More than money | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
When you look carefully at the way people work, there’s a lot more at play -- and at stake -- than money. Take a look at 7 studies by the likes of behavioral economist Dan Ariely and psychologist A...
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Money is rarely the answer - we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement — and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are..

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The #1 Joy Killer and How to Avoid It | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The #1 Joy Killer and How to Avoid It | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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It can feel good to be busy, but when things get out of balance and we begin to feel out of control it kills our happiness and engagement.

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Report: What Separates Great Managers From the Rest

Report: What Separates Great Managers From the Rest | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
What Companies Can Do to Hire and Develop More Great Managers:

Create a holistic, talent-based human capital strategy. Talent is the strongest predictor of performance in any role. Smart businesses place talent at the core of their human capital strategy, weaving it into every aspect of how they align, attract, recruit, assess, hire, onboard and develop managers. These companies clearly understand what success looks like in every manager role and strategically think about how each hire fits into their short- and long-term objectives.

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A manager who is manager is open and approachable, helps employees set work priorities and goals are engaged and focuses on their strengths or positive characteristics will develop a more  engaged team.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 5:37 AM

Gallup, explaining why people join organisations and leave managers...

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30 Years Earlier: What I Wish I Knew About Leadership

30 Years Earlier: What I Wish I Knew About Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. – William Shakespeare One of the benefits of aging (not that I am old) is attaining a certain amount of wisdom that can ...

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 3:23 PM

With experience comes wisdom. 

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12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People

12 Habits of Genuinely Courageous People | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

There are many different ways to be corageousThat means bravery sometimes an extraordinary level of bravery--is required in business and entrepreneurship. Like taking a chance when others will not. Or following your vision no matter where it leads. Or standing up for what you believe in even though those beliefs are extremely unpopular.

 

Or simply doing the right thing, even though the right thing is definitely the hardest thing.

 

(Think of courage that way and you may be surprised by just how brave you really are.)

 

Here are ways otherwise ordinary people display extraordinary courage:

 


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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own emotions, or the emotions of others.


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Ten Leadership Theories in Five Minutes - YouTube

"There's nothing so practical as a good theory." Here are ten of them, summarized by Professor Michael Zigarelli, for those who want to lead more effectively.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 18, 1:11 PM

Excellent discussion of leadership theory. The key is there is no singular answer for every situation however the more you know about each the better hybrid you can adapt and engage from for yourself. Well worth listening to and digesting.

Valerie MacLeod's curator insight, April 18, 6:43 PM

A great overview of 10 leadership theories. 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 20, 7:19 AM

spare 5 mins especially if you consider yourself a leader!

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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs.


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Learn to say 'Done' at the end of a task.

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Susan Bender Phelps's curator insight, April 14, 8:16 PM

When we are mentoring someone who has a pattern of being overwhelmed, helping them to see that a task or project is done and declaring that it is done is a very powerful tool.

Vinícius Leite's curator insight, April 15, 6:11 PM

Really help!!!!

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, April 19, 5:48 PM

This article brings up something we could all use reminding of sometimes! 'Done is better than perfect'.

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A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Your success in becoming engaged, being happy, finding meaning, and leading people will largely come from inside you – not from some teacher, coach, or program.

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How to Forecast the Environment for Success | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

How to Forecast the Environment for Success | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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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.


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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!