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News: HR 'must find fresh ways of developing tomorrow's leaders'

News: HR 'must find fresh ways of developing tomorrow's leaders' | New Leadership | Scoop.it
leader.jpeg HR must avoid traditional “sheep-dip” management training approaches and instead find fresh ways to develop the new kind of leader required to thrive in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It is easy to say “we are customer focused” and overlook subtle changes in consumer demand, or to justify cost cutting as a rational business maneuver in a tough market environment. But if these measures don’t accomplish your strategic vision or sync with the reality of your customer, there is little hope for leading the market.

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Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 15, 9:46 AM

Stay tuned in to your customers when you start making changes, or they may decide you're no longer relevant.

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Evolutions in Leadership

Evolutions in Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As the structure of our society has changed, as social dynamics have moved away from authoritarian models towards more socially collaborative ones, backed up by the speed, breadth and fluidity of communications, so the nature of leadership has changed too


No longer purely authoritarian (although often needing to include elements of this), there is a more constructivist dimension: leadership created in the moment through consensus of the community. Leadership of it’s time: a time when communities enable us to be more effective, to create ever stronger meaning and share it ever more widely.

 

Yesterdays leaders may have been about bluster and orders, today’s are about curation, sharing, social capital and trust. Today’s successful leaders gain support through their communities and provide a light touch of leadership on decisions that are co-ownedthroughout the community.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 15, 2:30 AM

3 core dimensions of social leadership - the ecosystem is changing!

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When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up

When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The norms of conducting international business are increasingly becoming standardised. But the behaviour of those around you is fed by cultural backgrounds.

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Traits of a Motivated Leader

Traits of a Motivated Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
If there is one trait that virtually all effective leaders have, it is motivation – a variety of self-management whereby we mobilize our positive emotions to drive us toward our goals. Motivated leaders are driven to achieve beyond expectations – their own and everyone else’s. The key word here is achieve.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 14, 3:35 AM

Goleman on the importance of intrinsic #motivation for #leaders.

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Decrypting The Secrets of Business Triumph

Decrypting The Secrets of Business Triumph | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Business practitioners study them, students debate them and companies examine them. The most-popular case studies of the last 40 years show some timeless business challenges and how to overcome them.

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When Appreciation Isn't Appreciated

When Appreciation Isn't Appreciated | New Leadership | Scoop.it

There is a movement toward a kinder, gentler corporate environment that focuses on appreciation of the contributions of employees. I think it's a great idea that's time has come

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How to Break Through the Resistance

How to Break Through the Resistance | New Leadership | Scoop.it

ohn (that’s not his real name) was a CEO. He ran a large global business with outposts in over 40 countries, thousands of clients, and billions of dollars in revenue. He’s a storyteller. One of those people whose presence lights up the room. He can convince, persuade, cajole and charm with the best of them — it’s one of the many talents that helped him make it to the top.

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10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office

10 Phrases That Need to Be Banned From the Office | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Take these annoying, cringeworthy and overused terms out of your office vocabulary.
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So many more to add. I particularly dislike "stakeholder". Isn't that someone who helps kill vampires?

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Should you recruit and retain only the best?

Should you recruit and retain only the best? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Netflix have unveiled their hiring and firing strategy, which boils down to keeping only it’s 'A' players on the team. Alison Coleman asks if employers should follow suit
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The Art of Strategy

The Art of Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The science of strategy may give the organization some clarity about its moves in the marketplace. However, the art of strategy needed to implement the ideas eludes many managers. The results? Frustration. Disillusionment. Apathy. Time wasted.

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5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement

5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 3, 1:14 AM


A lot has been written in recent times on the subject of employee engagement, and business owners generally don't have the time to digest all the nuances embedded in the copious quantity of information available, so the essence of what is important is of more use to the average business owner.


Simply distilling  the information available relating to improving employee engagement levels, does not provide any form of guidance as to what to prioritise to make an earlier difference, therefore a different approach is needed.


This excellent article by a practicing global director of employee engagement, suggests that by connecting the brand and employees a business owner can make meaningful progress towards improving employee engagement levels, and it outlines the five areas of focus that are key steps to making this happen sooner rather than later.

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, April 3, 6:47 PM

So true...

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Why Smart Leaders Embrace Flexibility

Why Smart Leaders Embrace Flexibility | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, decided to eliminate telecommuting last year, there was backlash on both sides of the debate. For one side, Yahoo’s decision signaled the end of telecommuting and work flexibility as we know it. But for the other side, Mayer and her senior management team simply served as an example of the out-of-date managerial styles that will someday be far behind us. One year later, it seems that telecommuting and flexible work options are indeed growing trends, and that’s because smart leaders embrace work flexibility.

 

Here are three reasons why smart leaders embrace flexible work options

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Shape Your Culture, Shape Your Company’s Future

Shape Your Culture, Shape Your Company’s Future | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Shaping and supporting a clearly defined culture is some of the hardest work any organization can take on, but it’s also the most important. What makes it so tough is that it’s less finite and more
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Today's Leadership Development Approach Does Not Work

Today's Leadership Development Approach Does Not Work | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies need leaders but are failing at developing them. How can companies cultivate leadership in the ranks?

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David Hain's curator insight, April 15, 2:22 AM

Typical leadership development classes use knowledge to teach skills - like using PowerPoint slides to teach swimming!

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Why Your CEO Must Also Be the Company’s Chief Culture Officer, Too

Why Your CEO Must Also Be the Company’s Chief Culture Officer, Too | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether your business is large or small, if you are the CEO, you are also the CCO — the Chief Cultural Officer. Culture matters. It is what makes the difference between a thriving, profitable, and growing business and one that is lethargic and struggling.


The CCO who takes on the creating, shaping, and development of the company’s culture will see a highly productive and happy workforce who produce significant bottom line results.

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It Takes Two To Tango: The Need To Manage Up

It Takes Two To Tango: The Need To Manage Up | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Only a very few companies might be ready to embrace concepts such as holacracy in a serious and all-encompassing manner and to dance to this new rhythm. And although being around for about 10 years,  holacracy still has to demonstrate its effectiveness on a broader and a sustainable manner.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 14, 5:36 AM

You should not give up on your essential beliefs and convictions to get along and to work well with your line manager. If your boss is not listening to you, not being vocally self-critical herself, and not willing to also adjust from her side and to respect your opinion and needs, then there exist fundamental miss-alignments between the two of you.

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What Can The Performance Arts Teach Us About Engagement?

What Can The Performance Arts Teach Us About Engagement? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Research has the UK coming through this double dip recession with some of the lowest engagement scores in the developed world. Can some of the methods used in creating vibrant, powerful and meaningful performing arts help transform learning programmes by adding emotion, humanity and truth?  Three real possibilities:
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From Start-Up to Scaling Up

From Start-Up to Scaling Up | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Like most successful entrepreneurs, Parikshat Laxminarayan started off his entrepreneurial journey by noticing a gap that he knew could be filled by anyone determined enough to throw down some cash and chase the dream. During his MBA at INSEAD, he travelled to his native India with several classmates and while there, one of them observed that what he’d experienced in India was vastly different to what he’d expected. The classmate experienced a clean, green and vibrant country; which broke his stereotype of India as hot, poor and dry – which of course is true of many parts of the country. Laxminarayan spotted a business opportunity in that observation!

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Valuable INSEAD article on why it is harder to build scale in a business than start one.

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DIY Strategic Planning: Creating Meaningful Engagement

DIY Strategic Planning: Creating Meaningful Engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the most critical ingredients in building a successful organization is to have a clear strategic agenda, which helps the company focus its energies and resources to create competitive advantage and also gives guidance on the number and scope of internal projects and initiatives that must be funded and resourced.

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9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
From encouraging dissenting voices to showing compassion, here are tips for leading with purpose and poise.
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Really like this simple advice.

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The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
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Predicting Business Leadership Excellence

Predicting Business Leadership Excellence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s perhaps the worst kept secret in the business world that what you know is worth only about 25% as a predictor of whether or not you will succeed. The rest is based on fit – how you fit with your boss, your team, your customers and your organization’s culture.

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Why do we not talk about behaviour change in L&D?

Why do we not talk about behaviour change in L&D? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders lacking in knowledge and skills necessary to make people change their behaviour.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 2:19 AM

 The language of ‘learning and development’ engenders a line of thinking and the consideration of issues that are quite different from the ones that are raised if we talk of behaviour change.

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24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Voltaire, the writer, philosopher, admonishes us to judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Here are 24 Thought Provoking Questions.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, April 1, 11:21 AM

A good start to leading a self-examined life.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 8:04 PM

These questions remind me of the Parker Palmer quote: "Who is the [person] that lives this life?" It is the last one we attend to.

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Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work | New Leadership | Scoop.it

You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them. 

 

But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons. 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 3, 5:27 AM

Incentives ... do not alter the attitudes that underlie our behaviors. They do not create an enduring commitment to any value or action. Rather, incentives merely - and temporarily - change what we do.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 7:13 AM

(KEY QUOTE) "Motivation is much less about external prodding or stimulation," management sage Clay Christensen explains, "and much more about what's inside of you and inside of your work." 

 

In other words, the most motivated people aren't the best paid, but those who feel a connection with their work. 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 3, 8:45 PM

Research has been available for many years that monetary incentives are not (except in limited circumstances) the most important motivating factor for people.  So why do most organisations continue to use bonuses etc as there main way to motivate their people?