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What to Do When Your Managers Don't Trust Each Other

What to Do When Your Managers Don't Trust Each Other | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

For smooth execution, people on your team--from upper management to those who toil on the most mundane tasks--need to have confidence in one another. Without trust, people at best second guess those they deal with. At worst, they won't make necessary efforts because, why bother? Other people will only screw things up.

 

Such is the stuff of office intrigue and backbiting. But it can get worse when the people who aren't inspiring trust are the people on your management team. News flash: That's the situation in many companies, according to a new survey of "200 C-suite executives, senior leaders, and managers" conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of management consulting firm BTS. And, sadly, you, too, may distrust many of the managers working for you.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 30, 2014 5:44 AM

What to Do When Your Managers Don't Trust Each Other.

David Hain's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:59 AM

Get trust right, so much follows.  Let mistrust flourish, bad things happen.  Don't address it life is miserable for all.

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Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We're Playing

Simon talks about technology, millennials, and the importance of practicing empathy. Simon Sinek at CreativeMornings San Diego, October 2016. Free event

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:45 PM
In a world where relationships and social and emotional intelligences are becoming so important in our daily transactions with others, it's critical to show empathy and really understand those around us and ravelling alongside us in our journey.
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This Classic Storytelling Model Will Help You Give a Mesmerizing Presentation

This Classic Storytelling Model Will Help You Give a Mesmerizing Presentation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever gotten a sense of déjà vu while reading a book or watching a movie that’s otherwise totally new to you? Obviously you have— so many stories are built on the same foundations of archetypes and tropes. Stripped of complexities, all stories are basically the same: an individual ventures into the unknown to acquire something they desire.

That’s not a new idea— Joseph Campbell broke the door down in 1949 with his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Odysseus, Christ, Captain Ahab, Gautama Buddha, Jane Eyre, Luke Skywalker… different names and faces, different times and places, but all the same story. Not only that, the same effective story. What Campbell called “The Hero’s Journey” has resonated with humanity for millennia, and is the root for so many stories that we cherish.

So why wouldn’t this apply to public speaking? Any muttonhead can tell you that good speeches tell a story. This infographic will show you exactly how Campbell’s 17 Steps can lead to storytelling success. It doesn’t matter if you want to discuss Martin Luther King’s march to Selma, why you deserve a raise, or Walking Dead plot summaries. The Hero’s Journey can apply to almost any presentation.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 6, 2016 10:56 AM

David Hahn shares a valuable storytelling model for every storyteller, blogger, presenter and marketer.

Sylvie BH's curator insight, October 7, 2016 3:22 AM
Storytelling, comment fabriquer son histoire étape par étape
Chris Carter's curator insight, October 7, 2016 9:08 PM
I am keeping this one in my teacher's tool kit. A story well told.
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What Are the Cognitive Costs of Multitasking?

What Are the Cognitive Costs of Multitasking? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you think multitasking makes you more productive? Then think again. Discover why multitasking can impair efficiency and even hurt brain health..
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People who switch between tasks tend to lose time and have problems staying on task, which has a negative impact on both productivity and performance.
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You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Great Leader | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Many people believe leadership is something that's conferred along with a title or attained when you direct a team of people, but true leadership is never about authority or power. It's about helping others grow, and that's something anyone can do.

 

If it's your desire to influence and have an impact on others, you have leadership qualities. And if you can inspire people to do something they thought they couldn't do, demonstrate how the impossible is possible, believe in someone when they didn't believe in themselves, you're already a leader.

 

People don't set out to be great leaders, they set out to make a difference. It's never about the role or the title, but about influencing others, helping and supporting them.


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 19, 2016 2:23 PM

So True!

Brad Merrick's curator insight, August 22, 2016 8:01 AM
Leadership needs to be visible, not always audible! You need to strive to make a difference and know that your perseverance can impact and change others.
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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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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.

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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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Why You Secretly Think You Work Harder Than All Your Colleagues

Why You Secretly Think You Work Harder Than All Your Colleagues | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Chances are there was a point—maybe there were several—in the past year when you found yourself sitting angrily at your desk wondering why you had to do so much of the work yourself. You silently cursed your colleagues under your breath as you polished off yet another aspect of that big project. If it weren’t for you, you thought, the entire office might collapse under the combined weight of all its slackers.

 

The same thing might happen at home, too. Spouses and partners routinely fight over who takes care of the chores, and everyone feels like they're doing more than their fair share.

 

And yes, it's certainly possible that you actually are pulling your own weight and then some. Maybe you're surrounded by freeloaders and are the only halfway responsible person in the bunch. But there's a pretty good chance you aren't, despite your perceptions to the contrary. Here's why.


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Gisele HELOU's curator insight, October 26, 2016 4:20 AM

Chances are you're not the only hard worker, even though your brain makes you feel like you are.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, October 26, 2016 6:12 PM
I think most people are guilty of this at one stage or another.  A sign of high EI is the ability to view things from the perspective of others...
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 29, 2016 6:01 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
In her new book, "Presence," Amy Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you.

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Warmth, or trustworthiness, is the most important factor in how people evaluate you.
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Strategies for Learning from Failure

Strategies for Learning from Failure | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
We are programmed at an early age to think that failure is bad. That belief prevents organizations from effectively learning from their missteps.

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Recognising the inevitability of failure in today’s complex work organizations is vitally important. Those organisations that catch, correct, and learn from failure before others do will succeed. Those that wallow in the blame game will not.
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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 23, 2016 5:23 AM
BLAMEWORTHY TO PRAISEWORTHY PERCEPTIONS OF FAILURE WITHIN A TEAM
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How Leaders Create and Use Networks

How Leaders Create and Use Networks | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Successful leaders have a nose for opportunity and a knack for knowing whom to tap to get things done. These qualities depend on a set of strategic networking skills that nonleaders rarely possess.

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Networking is one of the skills that set really effective leaders apart from their peers.
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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, 2016 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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