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Stay curious | The Executive Coaching Blog

Stay curious | The Executive Coaching Blog | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” - Albert Einstein. I am always a little taken aback – although delighted by their candour – when delegates I am working with on coach ...

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The Value of Positive Disruptive Leadership  

The Value of Positive Disruptive Leadership   | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“Increasing globalization, widespread technological innovation and pressure on business to customize products and services have created an international business environment that would be unrecognizable to the manager of fifteen years ago.”

While the above comment could very easily apply to the current corporate world reality, this is in fact a 1995 description of the challenges facing leadership outlined in a government-funded special report titled Enterprising Nation: Renewing Australia’s Managers to Meet the Challenges of the Asia–Pacific Century. This report was a landmark management and leadership development blueprint that became widely known as The Karpin Report.
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The Test Every Great Leader Must Pass - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

The Test Every Great Leader Must Pass - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you a good leader? A great leader? How can you even know? You can take the test........ Most leaders are too busy to spend much time reflecting on that

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Great Leaders Aren’t Superheroes: They Create Them

Great Leaders Aren’t Superheroes: They Create Them | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders can indeed have a massive impact on their organizations and people. Like true superheroes, they can turn a bigger purpose into reality, they never give up, show courage, have the ability to face fears and apply a strong cultural code of conduct. Some are even so powerful that the mere survival of their companies depends on them. When Steve Jobs left Apple in 1985, the company went into decline and he had to return to save it. Also, Howard Schultz and Michael Dell took up similar rescuing come-back roles years after having left Starbucks and Dell, respectively.

However, the fact that humans so badly want to believe in superheroes all too often turns into a liability in business, with many leaders mistaking fame for infallibility. Here is why the days of leaders acting as superheroes are largely over.

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Is Your Leadership Power Helping or Hurting?

Is Your Leadership Power Helping or Hurting? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

If you are a manager, supervisor, or an executive at any level, I think you’ll find the latest research on leadership power relevant to your job, the people you lead, and the results you seek.

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What does a brain-savvy leader look like?

What does a brain-savvy leader look like? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most obvious applications of neuroscience is in the leadership of a business. This article pulls together the elements that make a leader successful. We talk about these elements through the lens of what we know about how the brain functions.

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We believe and our research bears out that understanding how the brain works is one way of helping leaders become more effective. We call this brain-savvy leading.

There are a number of elements which make up this type of leading. Some are about how leaders interact with their people, both their followers and their peers, while other elements are about how leaders understand themselves.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 23, 2:32 AM

How much do you know about neuroscience? It could improve your leadership. A brief 101 here!

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Leader v manager: Who’s the boss?

Leader v manager: Who’s the boss? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The age old question of what defines a manager compared to a leader has always been a source of debate. Here, Jo Owen thinks he has the answer…
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How to Cope With Leadership in a New Company

How to Cope With Leadership in a New Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Congratulations! You got a leadership position at a new company! You must be so proud? So, what is your first plan? Are you going to shake everything up?

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Be a Transformational Leader!  

Be a Transformational Leader!   | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Use this infographic to learn how to become a Transformational Leader, and be a leader who inspires trust and loyalty in other people.
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Synergy or Consensus: Which One Do You Build?

Synergy or Consensus: Which One Do You Build? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
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Synergy happens when we trust people to bring their best selves forward, and don't judge them based on who we think they are. Consensus building often happens when we think we have the best answer already, and want people to come with us, at the same time we already think we know who they are.

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5 Habits That Improve Your Leadership

5 Habits That Improve Your Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As a leader, it’s you that has the biggest impact on the engagement of your team, and your No. 1 goal should be to look to increase this, as it will have a significant impact on the bottom line of your company.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 21, 9:41 AM
Leaders have the biggest impact on the morale of their employees. By following these five simple tips daily, you can make that a positive impact and boost their engagement.
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Five Mindset Traits of Disruptive Digital Leaders 

Five Mindset Traits of Disruptive Digital Leaders  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Two types of CEO mindsets are emerging as the business world shifts to be more influenced by digital business. On one side is the incumbent marketplace player, who prefers to invest only in a solid business case and focuses on predictability over speed and innovation. On the other side is the digital-era market disrupter, who believes in innovation to win big while managing risk by failing fast and prefers to focus on innovation and speed over predictability.


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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 | New Leadership | Scoop.it
To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.

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Groupthink: avoid the drive to conformity

Groupthink: avoid the drive to conformity | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Back in 2007 I ran a session for senior traders in a financial services organisation.
 
A participant was presenting a project about a complex new financial product to the room. As the presentation rolled on, one person, let’s call him Bill, kept looking at the PowerPoint and back at his colleagues. The rest of the group were enthralled by this clever way to make money.

When the slide show ended, the presenter asked for questions. The first one he got was from Bill and this was it: “Is this even legal?”.

Did the group pause to think about Bill’s question? Did the presenter answer it? Not exactly. What happened was this: the group laughed. One person threw a pen cap at Bill.

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How to Watch Out for Blind Spots in Your Leadership 

How to Watch Out for Blind Spots in Your Leadership  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s the tricky thing about blind spots: Everybody has them, but often we don’t even know they exist until they cause a problem. 


All of us have blind spots, and most of us at some point have made a bad decision because of them. But when a leader has a blind spot, the repercussions spread to include the entire organization—and sometimes even its stakeholders and customers.

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Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell

Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally big teams to do their best work.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 25, 1:34 PM

This article is long -- but both good. The author interviews Facebook VP of Online Operations, Dan Faul where Faul expresses his conviction about the necessity  of great storytelling for leaders.

 

Not only does this article talk about what makes a great story, but it actually discusses 3 pivotal stories every leader needs to tell -- including a personal failure story.

 

Faul makes lots of great points, and shares both the why and the how storytelling has made such a huge difference for him. Right on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience

How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As a leader, you’ve probably encountered situations that can be frustrating. Perhaps your direct report did something wrong or you had too much on your plate. How did you deal with that situation?

I was recently asked at a gathering of friends how I remained so positive. Did I have a secret daily ritual of beating up a punching bag? Did I release my stress by screaming at a stuffed animal? I said no, but I sometimes rely on my hobbies of movies and video games every once in a while when I want to let off some steam.

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Disrupting Power

Disrupting Power | New Leadership | Scoop.it
I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I'm exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and the limits of hierarchy. In this piece, I'm going to consider three forms of power:…

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El poder en la Era Social. Julian Stodd revisa las nuevas maneras de relacionarnos.
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Fellow View: What's your why?

Fellow View: What's your why? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

In her blog, Institute of Leadership and Management Fellow Penny Sophocleous discusses why, as a leader, it is important to have a belief system that motivates you

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The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 25, 9:30 AM
(From the article): If you're struggling with approachability because of persistent shyness or fear of appearing vulnerable, you can still overcome the hurdle breaking the practices down into smaller steps and setting incremental goals for yourself that include practicing with people outside of work--on a plane, in line at the store, or in your neighborhood. For example, a micro-step for number 1 might be making the first move with one person at one event. The easiest way to do this is to scan the room for anyone else who is standing alone. Being approachable doesn't mean changing your core personality, it's simply a way to ensure that more people have access to you and what you have to offer.

 Becoming more approachable will have numerous benefits in your career. You'll gain access to more information faster and grow your network by being known as someone who is interesting and engaging. Awareness of the importance of being approachable is a starting point. Then, these six tips can help you build that awareness and the skills you need to sustain and invite future conversations around the office.
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Are You Over-Functioning in Your Leadership Role?

Are You Over-Functioning in Your Leadership Role? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Most people want to work for a caring boss. Not only is it more enjoyable, it’s good for your health, according to research by Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. Compassion is certainly a hallmark of leadership effectiveness. But can a leader care too much? Shelley Row, a professional engineer and former transportation executive believes that caring for one’s employees, while admirable, does have its drawbacks. It can stunt your team members’ professional and personal growth. Moreover, misplaced concern and worry can overload leaders.

Row’s book, Think Less, Live More: Lessons from a Recovering Over-Thinker explores the ways in which leaders might “over-function,” meaning they assume more control or responsibility over a situation than is required. Over-functioning and micromanagement share a common element: the refusal to release control. Strangely enough, the act of “caring”, when taken too far, is a control issue. For example, when a leader avoids making difficult decisions because he is concerned about an employee’s reaction, he has crossed the line from compassion into over-functioning. It’s as if the leader has assumed responsibility for an employee’s reaction to the situation, thereby transferring who “owns” (or controls) the emotion from the employee to the manager.

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It seems leaders can care too much? Do you agree? how do you find the balance?

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10 Ways to Improve Your EQ to Be a Better Leader (Infographic)

10 Ways to Improve Your EQ to Be a Better Leader (Infographic) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is all about the people and here are 10 ways to boost your people skills.

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Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age

Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Top down leadership is counterproductive, especially in today’s work world. Leadership today calls for humility, and the author explains why.

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The One Quality That Makes a Truly Great Leader

The One Quality That Makes a Truly Great Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders who can relate are naturally curious about other people. This allows them to engage people by truly listening to what they have to say and getting their perspective—why they think the way they think, what is important to them, and how they would approach a situation. This opens up great leaders to new ideas and creates lasting connections with the people who work for them. .


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10 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking for Leaders

10 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking for Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Discover in this article 10 ways how to develop critical thinking and become a leader. Try to use these 10 tips and you will see the result very soon.

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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 | New 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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Subha's curator insight, July 18, 8:22 PM

Being a good communicator and building relationships are the main qualities that differentiate a good  leader from the rest. Problem solving , integrity and other skills sets mentioned in the article are easily acquired.


 


Great leaders are great listeners!


 


 

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