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What “Boss-less” Firms Can Teach Us

What “Boss-less” Firms Can Teach Us | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

A handful of “flat” firms are inspiring industry leaders to rethink the organisational hierarchy. But what’s so special about these firms, and why now?
 


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Giving greater autonomy to people is generally a good thing.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 2014 7:38 AM

What lessons can be learned by banning the bosses?

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How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism

How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Many of my clients deal with a fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work, people fear criticism from their managers and colleagues, so they keep quiet and don't share their opinions. They play it safe. At home, people fear that they'll be criticized by their spouse or partner, so they don't speak their mind. They back down when they sense conflict. In friendships, people often don't have boundaries because they fear that establishing them would lead to criticism or that they would be viewed as selfish.

 

Whatever the setting, it's this fear that keeps people stuck. For example, by not speaking up and not sharing your ideas, you'll never advance. People won't know your thoughts and will have no reason to recognize your worth and promote you.


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SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 1, 1:36 AM

Be true and speak your mind.

The Clear Thinking Partnership's curator insight, July 1, 5:27 AM

This continues to be a tricky area of performance for so many leaders.........

Michael Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 6:57 AM

A very positive article. Well worth reading.

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What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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We do not get better, we do not change our behaviour, and we do not become successful without having structure. Yet, most people don’t as having and utilizing structure can be a challenge..

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If They Won’t Change, You’d Better Move on! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

If They Won’t Change, You’d Better Move on! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Saying that you want to change or improve is different from a commitment to change.

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Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Virtually all leaders say they champion the development of new ideas. But do your actions as a leader consciously encourage the creation of new ideas - or unconsciously suppress them?

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The best leaders recognize that the best ideas come from smart insightful people.

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 15, 6:25 AM

Everyday leadership includes making everyday mistakes. The key to leadership is learning from the mistakes and not repeating the mistakes.  Victor Lipman describes five leadership mistakes we can't afford to make in this short article from Forbes Magazine.

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Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds - HRmagazine.co.uk

Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds - HRmagazine.co.uk | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

HRmagazine.co.uk Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds HRmagazine.co.uk In the study of more than 100 CEOs and senior teams in US companies, organisations where senior leaders were perceived by employees to have a...


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Research found a clear link between those leaders with higher scores on four universal moral principles: integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion.(termed “virtuous CEOs” in the study) and higher business performance.

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Heliotropic Leadership | Harry Cohen | TEDxElonUniversity - YouTube

Harry Cohen explores what he refers to as heliotropic leadership. An intentional practice that emphasis the benefits of compassion, gratitude, and forgivenes...
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Interesting talk on how to be a more compassionate leader.  How often do you stop to reflect how others may be feeling at the end of a meeting?

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Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
We’ve all had the situation when an employee walks into our office with a problem they want us to solve (or dozens of problems they want solved). Maybe they walk into our office and say, “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving [...]

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There’s a lot to be gained by trying a little coaching vs. managing.

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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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“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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 The solution is to detach from the goal, to let go of the end result and focus on the effort and the process rather than achieving the goal.

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Five Steps to Integrating Coaching into your Talent Management Strategy

Five Steps to Integrating Coaching into your Talent Management Strategy | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Now more than ever, there is a great opportunity to bring coaching into organizations. According to Gallup’s study on the global workplace, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work or are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations. Therefore, 63% are "not engaged." If this is the case, then why not integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, not only to increase employee engagement, but to achieve other talent development goals such as developing certain competencies like problem-solving, strategic thinking or filling your talent pipeline with ready-now talent for upward or lateral assignments?

In order to integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, Renee Robertson recommends the following five steps should be taken.


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By engaging in coaching, you’re making a decision to replace mediocrity with high-performance.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 16, 9:38 AM

Good sense in this piece about how to make coaching a way of life - remember, it's a philosophy before it's a technique!

Ian Berry's curator insight, June 17, 6:57 PM

Like David Hain's insight that it's a philosophy before a technique

 

Like the Wikipedia bit too "includes conversations of deep engagement" This requires a great commitment from everyone involved

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7 Quick Ways to Connect With Anybody

7 Quick Ways to Connect With Anybody | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

If you're introverted (like me), you may find it difficult to connect with people at social gatherings. If you're extroverted, you face a different challenge--your outgoing personality may run roughshod over people you'd like to know better.

Not to worry. There's help for all of us.

At the Reader's Legacy awards last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet with Larry Benet, who is the co-founder of SANG Events, which feature speakers like Tony Hsieh, Tony Robbins, and Jack Canfield.


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Some helpful questions for networking events.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 14, 6:46 PM

Grow your business (and enrich your life experience) with these seven simple questions that move conversations from chitchat into relationship building.

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, June 15, 9:35 PM

This article has inspired mynext 'Communication Blues & Clues' blog post which be arriving tomorrow about the importance of how we structure our QUESTIONS... there are some EXCELLENT questions here  by Larry Benet - I can recommend this very quick read for those who get stuck on what questions to ask others in networking situations!

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A Matter of Trust - Huffington Post

A Matter of Trust - Huffington Post | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Your customers are smarter and more vocal than ever. They will find out and let others know if they can or can't trust you. Most important, they will reward your trustworthiness with their loyalty.


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The Real Harm of Goal Obsession! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The Real Harm of Goal Obsession! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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What are the most important values in your life and are they reflected in the way you spend your time?

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If They Don’t Care, Don’t Waste Your Time! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

If They Don’t Care, Don’t Waste Your Time! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Coaching is most successful when applied to people who want to improve — not when applied to people who have no interest in changing.

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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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