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Once upon a time: The importance of storytelling in leadership

Once upon a time: The importance of storytelling in leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Stories work for leaders as a successful communication technique for several reasons. Storytelling translates dry and abstract numbers into compelling pictures of a leader’s goals. Stories convey emotion effectively, and emotion united with a strong idea is persuasive. We remember what we feel and our emotions inspire us to take action. Charts can leave listeners bemused; documents remain unread and dialogue is just too laborious and slow. Although good business cases are developed through the use of numbers, when faced with the task of persuading others to get enthusiastic about a major change, storytelling is the only thing that works. Stories are memorable: research claims that we are up to 22 times more likely to remember a story than a set of disconnected facts.


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Working ON The Business, Not Just IN It, With These 6 Steps

Working ON The Business, Not Just IN It, With These 6 Steps | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Working ON the business is what propels you to the next level. The problem is you probably spend most of your time working IN your business. Successful business owners know that both are important. But working ON the business is where next level business growth happens.

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20 Questions for Business Leaders

20 Questions for Business Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The history of business is the story of entrepreneurs, executives, leaders, and employees, all of whom along the way add to the theory of management. For the 20th anniversary of strategy+business, we, the editors, decided to track the milestones of management history. This interactive catalog is the result.

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Visioning - Essential Characteristics

Visioning - Essential Characteristics | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The process of visioning may seem both daunting and mysterious. Indeed, it is in no way a straightforward method and there are always rocky rapids to navigate. An understanding of the make-up of this journey will create better results for this process to be a success.

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Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success - Business Insider

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success - Business Insider | New Leadership | Scoop.it
REUTERS/Brian SnyderAccording to a new report from Harvard Business Publishing, today's leaders must navigate a "volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguou

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Is Your Workplace Motivating for Employees?

Is Your Workplace Motivating for Employees? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to know more about motivation in the workplace? You can create a work environment that will inspire motivation in employees. Find out more.

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7 Ways Leaders Can Keep Their Promises (and the Trust) of Employees

7 Ways Leaders Can Keep Their Promises (and the Trust) of Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders make a lot of promises.

They promise high-quality products and experiences to customers, careers that offer opportunity and purpose to employees, ambitious strategies to accelerate innovation to investors, and social and environmental responsibility to society at large.

But in practice many leaders struggle to keep their commitments.

Under the pressure of a quota, deadline, or amid the turmoil of constant change, some leaders experience “commitment drift,” in which critical promises are forgotten or broken. Commitment drift is dangerous because it erodes trust and undermines relationship

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Here Are 3 Ways to Take Your Team From Good to Great

Here Are 3 Ways to Take Your Team From Good to Great | New Leadership | Scoop.it
By building an environment where individuals know that following their instincts is encouraged, you're empowering your team to push the limits of what even they may have thought possible.

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Ivan Ang's curator insight, August 28, 7:53 PM

Most people are not natural born leaders. The majority develop over time but needs encouragement to do so. How are you creating the right environment for leaders to be developed in your organisation?

Chris Carter's curator insight, August 28, 11:21 PM

Sometimes I feel like the Hulk. Sometimes I don't.

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Developing The 3 Habits Of Transformational Leaders

Developing The 3 Habits Of Transformational Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The difference between good leaders and great leaders isn't an inborn trait -- it's a set of habits, cultivated over time.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, August 27, 11:37 AM

Grow....or die. Your choice.

Geoffrey Lipman's curator insight, August 28, 5:18 AM

www.thesunprogram.com will incorporate transformational training through the Strong University Network

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Look to Gen X for Leadership

Look to Gen X for Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Focusing too much on millennials and baby boomers? You might have forgotten the generation currently managing and affecting your organization.

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Why businesses need to understand the employee lifecycle

Why businesses need to understand the employee lifecycle | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the past decade companies have applied ever greater analysis and techniques to truly understand the customer lifecycle, mapping the journey from initial contact through the sales process and beyond. Many have invested heavily to ensure the journey is seamless and that different departments and staff work together to deliver a joined up approach that best meets the customer’s needs.

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What does the future hold for HR?

What does the future hold for HR? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Our profession is facing a host of contradictions at the moment, a predicament that was highlighted to me as I caught up on my HR reading over the summer.


One particular book, a free e-book called The Rise of HR, which contains essays by 73 thought-leaders, examines many of these “exciting and frightening times for HR professionals”, as Jorge Jauregui Morales, president of the World Federation of People Management Associations, refers to it.


In the book, hosted online by the CIPD, publisher HR Certification Institute (HRCI) optimistically sees the profession sitting “at the centre of some of the most important decisions in any business”, while the function “is rapidly expanding its influence” in the workplace.

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Why traditional performance management may be hurting your engagement — and what you can do about it

Why traditional performance management may be hurting your engagement — and what you can do about it | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Today, plenty of experts and studies confirm what we already know: traditional performance management is broken.

But it’s not just slightly flawed. It’s seriously damaged. So much so, that it’s actually creating disengagement and turnover — exactly the opposite of what organisations hope to achieve.

According to a 2014 Deloitte article, only 8% of companies believe their performance management process is highly effective in driving business value, while 58% say it’s not an effective use of time.1   

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How to create confidence in senior leaders

How to create confidence in senior leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Top performing organisations strive for employee engagement excellence as they know they’ll be more productive, grow faster and innovate more. They develop thriving cultures and winning people practices that propel them into the upper quartile of engaging organisations. But how exactly do they do this?

People Insight is a consultancy supporting hundreds of the UK’s top organisations measure and improve employee engagement. We have created PIPER (People Insight Peak Engagement Research), a new study asking the most engaged employees in the most engaged organisations what exactly makes them buzz.

This is the first in a series of themed articles which shares the secrets from top performing organisations - practices and behaviours that we know have worked; because employees themselves have said so.

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Grow from Your Strengths

Grow from Your Strengths | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Growth is the ultimate test of business vitality, yet questions about it haunt business leaders. How much will we grow this year, and beyond? How much growth do we need? What kind of growth do we need? How should we balance revenue growth against margin improvement? How far afield from our current business should we look for new customers? Once we know where we want to be, how do we get there?

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Leading In The new world of work

Leading In The new world of work | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Global organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources.

In this new world of work, the barriers between work and life have been all but eliminated. Employees are “always on”—hyper-connected to their jobs through pervasive mobile technology.

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8 Tenets of Good Company Culture—Does Yours Have Them?

8 Tenets of Good Company Culture—Does Yours Have Them? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Dan Ratner and Jason Kunesh want to make positive change in the world. More, they want to revolutionize philanthropy—and their new online donation platform and social network, Public Good, is helping them do it. Public Good is like a central home base for charities helping nonprofits meet new donors and volunteers, and raise more money and awareness by making online fundraising easy and accessible.

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5 key Success Factors to Enable Transformational Innovation within Businesses

5 key Success Factors to Enable Transformational Innovation within Businesses | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What can companies do when seeking more transformational change and innovation programmes? 1.     Talent It is important to put the right and best people on such projects and programmes of work. These are big ticket, strategic and will impact the whole business going forward. Only the best and brightest will do. Also, in an age of remote working, outsourcing and collaboration, it is essential for such projects that the core team sit and work together. The vision must be shared, the goals and tea

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Employee Engagement Involves Bringing the Whole Self to Work

Employee Engagement Involves Bringing the Whole Self to Work | New Leadership | Scoop.it
People that bring 100% to work give 100% to their workThe days of leaving your personal life at the company doorstep are over. Frankly, the concept never really worked in the first place.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 28, 1:12 PM

This is really one of the core elements of effective engagement but it is not only the leader that must bring their whole selves to work, it also includes the employee.

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Rewards and Risks of Leading an Effective Culture

Rewards and Risks of Leading an Effective Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Your employees are hypersensitive to your behavior, and to that of every leader in the organization. They will keenly notice what you spend time on (and what you don't), what you ask (and what you don't), who you talk to (and who you don't).

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 28, 1:10 PM

Some interesting insights on defining and leading culture.  In our hyper connected world we are becoming hyper sensitive about our leadership style and impact. Well worth the read.

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Create a Culture Where Difficult Conversations Aren’t So Hard

Create a Culture Where Difficult Conversations Aren’t So Hard | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Three tips for leaders. I worked as a consultant for many years before becoming the CEO of Red Hat. One of the most surprising aspects of that work was that people would open up to me, an outsider, about all the elephants in the room — but they were too polite or embarrassed to call out the obvious issues or blame their peers inside their own organizations. My fellow consultants and I would sometimes joke that just about every individual inside a company could immediately tell you what was going wrong and what needed fixing. But whenever everybody convened for a meeting to point out those very issues, you wouldn’t hear a peep about anything that could be perceived as negative. To our amazement, they were more open to hearing feedback from us, the outsiders, than from their own colleagues.


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The 5 Necessary Traits of Future Leaders

The 5 Necessary Traits of Future Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In my recent post, I outlined intangible characteristics of great leaders
today. Although those were timeless attributes, it’s time to look ahead and
predict which characteristics will matter most in the future. Based on
business, consumer and generational tendencies, a new set of must-have
characteristics and experiences will define great leaders.

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Humility in Leadership

Humility in Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It strikes me that those things which used to be peripheral can become central: those things which used to be soft can become hard. There used to be words like ‘competition‘, ‘performance‘ and ‘leadership‘, which were testosterone laden and associated with success, and words like ‘kindness‘, ‘fairness‘ and ‘humility‘, which were nice, but not ‘hard‘ like the rest. You could be a nice loser, or a tough winner. But there was no space for humility in a competitive world.

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5 Ways to Establish a 'Quick Win' Culture in Your Company

5 Ways to Establish a 'Quick Win' Culture in Your Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Ever hear of the progress principle? It could be a great motivator for your team.

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3 Ways You’re Being a Less Effective Leader Than You Could Be

3 Ways You’re Being a Less Effective Leader Than You Could Be | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Do leaders work or do they sit back and supervise others? Once you’ve been in a leadership role, you realize leadership doesn’t magically happen. It requires skills, expertise and intangible qualities like gravitas. It takes time and effort to apply those capabilities. A leader’s work can be thought of as a range of “leadership services” provided to team members. Providing these services takes time and energy. The same way organizations don’t have unlimited financial capital to invest, leaders don’t have unlimited time and energy to invest in leading their teams. That dynamic requires leaders to be deliberate in their approach to allocating their leadership capital.

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How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading

How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leading and managing aren't the same thing. Here's how to tell the difference.

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