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Use the Pacesetting Leadership Style Sparingly

Use the Pacesetting Leadership Style Sparingly | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
The hallmarks of the pacesetting leadership style sound admirable. The leader sets extremely high performance standards and exemplifies them himself.

Via Mike Klintworth
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If you are a pacesetter you have to remember that you have to take others with you and sometimes that might mean slowly down to let others catch up.  Otherwise you are just running on your own!

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Mike Klintworth's curator insight, February 22, 2014 5:38 AM

The pacesetting style destroys climate.

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Your Biggest Mistake As A Manager - Assuming People are Just Like You

Your Biggest Mistake As A Manager - Assuming People are Just Like You | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Performance + Development = Productivity

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Very true.  Being self aware is the key.

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Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture

Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love--and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.

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Nobody enjoys working in an organisation where the leaders are emotional detached.

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William Rowell's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:30 AM

“People join companies but they quit managers.”  A short article of the importance of creating a caring culture in your work place...increase your team's work satisfaction and your organization's teamwork.

Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:51 PM

A key factor for caring about a Company's Emotional culture is the ability of executives to manage their mental and emotional states. Developing the affective competence of executives is one of the fundamental challenges of executives.  

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How to Overcome a Fear of Failure

How to Overcome a Fear of Failure | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Acceptance, adjustment, and adaptation are critical to overcoming obstacles.

Via Bobby Dillard
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Fear is a natural thing to feel when doing something new, but resilience and flexibility will help minimise the chances of failure.

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John Michel's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:57 PM

What is the best way to overcome a fear of failure? Cultivate the confidence to be able to embrace failing and to learn how to pivot when things don’t go your way.

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The connected leader | Harold Jarche

The connected leader | Harold Jarche | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

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The nature of organisations are going to change dramatically over the next 20 years.  Collaborative working will become the norm.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:21 AM

 

HBR: How Poor Leaders Become Good Leaders

 

- They improved their communication effectiveness.

 

- They made an effort to share their knowledge and expertise more widely. 

 

- They developed a broader perspective.

 

- They began to encourage cooperation rather than competition.

 

 

Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=LeaderShip

 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:43 PM

This would be a good model for any edcuational institution.

AnnC's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:00 PM

concepts that can turn our organizations upside down - in a good way!

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5 Principles for Building Better Partnerships

5 Principles for Building Better Partnerships | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Nobody succeeds in a silo. To survive and ultimately thrive we must effectively create partnerships with many around us.
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Being able to establish strong partnerships is key to creating a fulfilling life - whether it is at work on in your personal life.

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The 5 Absolute Worst Kinds of Bosses - TIME

The 5 Absolute Worst Kinds of Bosses - TIME | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
The 5 Absolute Worst Kinds of Bosses TIME The “crooked politician:” “Politically skilled leaders are perceived to be more ethical than politically unskilled leaders,” writes Paul Harvey, a management professor at the University of New Hampshire, in...
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How many do you recognise?  It is no wonder that so many people end up disengaged at work.

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Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow. (7 great end-of-the-day tips that can lead to increased personal #productivity.

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Some useful tips to end your day well and be ready to start the next day.

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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

How to Let Your Purpose Find You | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.

Via Chris Shern
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Discovering your purpose is the most important thing you will ever do.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 23, 2014 8:50 AM

What a profound and thought provoking article -- if you only have time to read one article today ... this is the one you should read!

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Thank you Don for sharing this wonderful article!

 

I completely agree that living with purpose is a way of living.  Knowing your why not only infuses us with a life with passion; however is both the gasoline that runs the engine and the steering wheel (compass) that keeps us living in our intentional direction.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:28 AM

"Purpose, like any big love, redeems us."  Thoughtful, provocative article on  finding your purpose. 

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience?

 

According to Eric J. McNulty, this unlikely intersection holds the key to being a good leader. As the director of research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, McNulty is often asked to recommend the latest and greatest reads on leadership. What he’s discovered is that books on brain science serve up sage insights more often than the traditional title penned from the corner office. He’s also observed that scientific research on the brain reveals what his grandma knew all along.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Sometimes we just try to over-think issues.  Give your brain a rest and more often than not a clear decision will emerge.

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Brian Martin's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:52 AM

I always new the essence of effective leadership could be found in the wisdom of my Grandmother's advice.

 

Peg Wright's curator insight, January 26, 2014 11:04 AM

Effective leadership is a combination of common sense, patience and emotional iq. Similar to things you learn in kindergarten. My favorite McNulty thought is the one on Let me sit with that for a bit. Just because you aren’t doing something, it doesn’t mean that your brain isn’t working.

Jibra'el Jb's curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:23 PM

my classmate's step-aunt makes $72 /hour on the computer . She has been without work for eight months but last month her check was $21514 just working on the computer for a few hours. pop over here..

www.yujobs.com

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Success Without Collateral Damage - the power of feedback

Success Without Collateral Damage - the power of feedback | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

"You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.” – Dwight Eisenhower


Via Patti Kinney
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It's a great lesson to learn that giving praise for what went well rather than criticising a small failure in an otherwise successful project.  It goes back to recognising others and thye contribution they make.

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The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Nothing limits your ability to achieve great things more than your desire to take credit for what you have achieved.

Via Mike Klintworth
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The more generous you can be in giving credit the more successful you will ultimately be.

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Case Study: Emotional Intelligence Improves Leadership at ...

Case Study: Emotional Intelligence Improves Leadership at ... | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
In LEAD1, the new managers focus on how emotional intelligence will assist them to show up as leaders by managing themselves first, taking charge of their own emotions and behaviors so they can be effective role models ...

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Fed Ex introduced a leadership development programme that delivered positive results.  A blended training programme based on emotional intelligence with specific coaching for 6 months on chosen areas for improvement proved very successful. 

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:57 PM

Interesting results that give credence to the EI movement and its formal adaptation to the business world...

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:17 PM

Thank you Roy for sharing this case study!!!

 

We are being judged by a whole different scorecard as leaders. 

 

As you have heard me say before:  Emotional Intelligence is not about being warm and fuzzy and nice all of the time...it is about being intelligent with one's emotions.  It involves being aware of who you are as a leader and understanding how you are hard-wired so that you can manage your responses, build relationships, and achieve greater individual and collaborative responses.

 

It has little to do with one's title or about being the boss -- it has everything to do about connecting, communicating, and influencing.  People follow you not because they have to; however, because they want to.

 

When leaders invest their time and energy on Emotional Intelligence they will see observable improvements on relationships, effectiveness, decision-making, and communication. 

 

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:18 PM

There has been a theme in this evening's curation: mindful behaviours.

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Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate) | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there i...

Via Anne Leong
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The lack of self-awareness in poor leaders is what concerns me the most.  The emotional intelligence to understand how your actions can affect others is the most important characteristic of a great leader.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:30 AM

Great read.... you don't wake up one day and realize you're not a good leader.

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Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership - Forbes

Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership - Forbes | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Not long ago, most discussions of leadership were about leaders – their personality traits, how to identify and groom those with ‘leadership potential,’ and what were the skills that leaders employed.

Via Maria Rachelle
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Trust - and integrity - are essential qualities for any successful leader.

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Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:49 AM

I dont believe it's the new core, it's been there all along, perhaps we are only just taking notice. Do you agree?

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:37 AM

Collaboration and Shared Leadership are the norm in schools today. At the base of success with these tools is trust.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, June 1, 2014 11:06 AM

Trust is the invisible and powerful  life "glue" 

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Simon Sinek: Love Your Work - YouTube

At CreativeMornings New York, Simon Sinek speaks on how to be fulfilled by your job and how companies can better support and inspire the people who work for ...
Via Annette Swann
Graeme Reid's insight:

Simon Sinek is a great speaker - if you have some spare time it is well worth a listen.

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Annette Swann's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:17 PM
Great video of Simon Sinek - you'll need some time to watch it
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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Sometimes, our smarts get in the way of decision making. Add a deluge of big data and it’s a wonder everyone isn’t a waffler. So when you’re wading through the pros and cons, it may help to flip a coin.


Via Mark Taylor
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Some tips on how to  let your brain work smarter.

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Mark Taylor's curator insight, January 26, 2014 9:37 AM

This is a fascinating way to examine what your gut is telling you. I recommend all leaders read this article on what science tells us about leadership.

John Michel's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:51 AM

An effective leader will keep the book open rather than judge by its cover. That strategy comes through in subtle ways such as asking off-beat questions during job interviews to treating creativity as a team sport and allow themselves to receive ideas from anyone on the staff, no matter what the title.

Neill Beurskens's curator insight, February 5, 2014 12:20 PM

...knowing is half the battle...just cause you're in a leadership position - doesn't mean you're a leader.

 

Our brains are wired in ways that can make effective leadership challenging.  Its important to recognize these tendencies and consciously avoid the 'tricks' of our brain! 

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As A Leader, Are You Reinforcing The Right Behaviors?

As A Leader, Are You Reinforcing The Right Behaviors? | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @Dr_Zimmerman: #Leadership Blog http://t.co/mSg0Ql8zeZ As A Leader, Are You Reinforcing The Right Behaviors?
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Far too often organisations espouse certain values and then reward completely different behaviours.  Many of the professional service organisations that I worked with emphasised teamwork and sharing leads with other functions and then rewarded personal fee income - and then were surprised by the lack of teamwork!!

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Stop, Listen and Lead.

Stop, Listen and Lead. | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s no controversy here: everyone knows that listening is important. In every training event I facilitate, conversation turns in one way or another to listening. We all realize it to be importa...

Via Kevin Watson
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Active listening is a great skill, but so rarely displayed.

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16 Body Language Tips to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

16 Body Language Tips to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

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Some useful tips to communicate more powerfully.

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Janet Tillotson's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:40 AM

Interesting...

Authentis Formations's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:38 AM

De bons conseils !

Richard Lock's curator insight, March 13, 2014 4:59 AM

Think of reading body language as a detective trying to solve a crime. No one piece of evidence on its own is worth much. However, when several pieces of evidence point in the same direction - start paying attention.

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The Truth About Leadership: "You Make a Difference and You Can't Do It Alone"

The Truth About Leadership: "You Make a Difference and You Can't Do It Alone" | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Here is a fantastic 13-minute TEDx Talk by Barry Posner, co-author (with James Kouzes) of the book, The Leadership Challenge, and Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa C...

Via Anne Leong
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Great talk by Barry Posner.  Ever wondered why do some people get ahead in an organization and some don’t?” It all has to do with the quality of the relationships with others in the organization.

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10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Reputation

10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Reputation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Pop quiz: What form of currency never fluctuates with the market?

 

Answer? Your reputation.


Your actions + what others say about you = your reputation. This small formula is the most powerful leverage you have in business — and in life, for that matter.

 

While people say you shouldn’t be concerned about what others think, I’m wary of that advice. Whether it’s a vendor cutting you a great deal, a hiring manager considering offering you a position, or someone with purchasing power, others often decide your fate. All it takes is a small sway from a trusted contact to either get you in or push you out.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Your reputation iboth at work and in your personal life is so important.  There are 10 simple tips in this article to enhance your reputation and if you can tick them all I bet you already have a great reputation.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 28, 2014 3:53 PM

Offline, your reputation precedes you. Does what it say about you open doors -- or close them?

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Want a promotion? Then get a coach | BPS

These are the key findings of a study presented this week at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference in Brighton.

Rebecca J. Jones of Aston Business School in Birmingham examined 24 different studies of work place coaching. When compared to other types of more popular workplace development tools: coaching had a greater impact on performance.


Via Annette Swann
Graeme Reid's insight:

Great advice!  Coaching really can have a significant impact on your performance - just look at the massive improvement Stan Wawrinka made in just one year with his new coach.  You can achieve exactly the same in the business world.

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Annette Swann's curator insight, January 24, 2014 2:57 AM

New research to consider how executive coaching achieves results. I also believe that it is most effective when it is integrated with other leadership development efforts undertaken within the context of the organisation.

Katherine Bryant's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:18 AM

Study from British Psychological Society shows coacing is more effective than training or 360 feedback. My experiece supports this ad so it's great to see these results from an independent study.

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Google Study Identifies Keys to Good Management

Google Study Identifies Keys to Good Management | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Very interesting list of factors which Google has identified in good managers.  It is essential to have the respect of the team, set clear goals, be focussed on the results and then support the team in reaching those goals.  Listening - not telling is the key skill.  It is not surprising to know that Google have a very strong coaching culture.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:30 PM

Good coach, listens, doesn't micromanage, help in the carrier of his people and some other good qualities...  everybody knows them, right? Or?

Aziz Louksah's curator insight, December 8, 2013 2:10 AM

key finidings on managemenmt fueled by data from Google. worth reading

Jeff Hoffman's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:44 AM

A business is people and if you care about people you will yield extroadinary results.

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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

Via Roger Francis
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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.