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How to Change Your Business Culture

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Your business culture needs to be one that can attract, motivate and retain employees, build loyalty and commitment from customers to the success of your business, and support your endeavours to grow the business to greater heights.

 

If your business is not firing on all of these fronts, careful attention needs to be given to improving your businesss culture, and through  these improvements, increase your bottom line.

 

This excellent article, acknowledges that it is extremely difficult to change a business culture, and it suggests four ways you can go about improving rather than completely changing, your existing business culture.


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Losing the Leadership Ego - People Development Network

Losing the Leadership Ego - People Development Network | New Leadership | Scoop.it
This taught me a great deal about how to lose the leadership ego. As the owner/director of a language school in Brighton. I'd run this school for 12 years

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The five temptations leaders must avoid

The five temptations leaders must avoid | New Leadership | Scoop.it
When it comes to working with leaders the most consistently lacking behaviour seems to be discipline.
 
Now I know that most of you are reeling reading this and probably thinking ‘how dare he’ but now’s the time to be really honest with yourself – we all get a little distracted from time to time.

In this article we’ll look at what I think are the five temptations that can cause a distraction and therefore a downturn in both your, and your organization’s, performance.
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5 Ways the Best Leaders Help Others Help Themselves

5 Ways the Best Leaders Help Others Help Themselves | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Many people mistakenly consider all successful people to be leaders regardless of their actual leadership qualities. Recently I met and interviewed a successful social entrepreneur who was able to clarify the difference.


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8 fundamental questions a leader needs to answer

8 fundamental questions a leader needs to answer | New Leadership | Scoop.it
EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME MANY THINGS. One of the most valuable lessons has been, that in order to successfully adapt to any change, you must begin by asking the right questions. Not only this, you must ask and answer them in the right order. This is true regardless of whether the change is big or small or affects us as individuals, our teams or our organisations.

Failure to answer the right questions is guaranteed to make the change harder than it needs to be, more costly, deliver a less valuable outcome and take a higher toll on your most valuable asset – your people.

Creating an organisation that is more adaptive than it is today is an organisational change and just like any other, it needs to start by answering the right questions. The irony is, of course, that in order to successfully transition from where your organisation is today, to where it needs to be, requires the same capability (i.e. being adaptive) that it is actually wanting to create. This makes creating The Adaptive Organisation one of the toughest changes of all and helps to explain why so few organisations succeed. It’s also why starting with what I call The Adaptive Fundamentals is critically important.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 26, 3:47 AM

Good introduction to The Adaptive Fundamentals, from Kate Christiansen!

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How to Develop a Leadership Attitude 

How to Develop a Leadership Attitude  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

An interesting article by Sonia McDonald on developing effective leadership attitudes and behaviours, including top tips from Tim Ferriss. 


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Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In 100 Years

Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In 100 Years | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Workplace leadership is undergoing significant change. Here are three important reasons why leadership is about to be greatly transformed.”
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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 24, 9:47 PM
There's a lot of great insights in this yet I don't agree with the premise of leadership about to get it's first major makeover. Such transformation has been happening for 100 years. The great news is that today such change is becoming mainstream
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How to Convince Leaders to Invest in Company Culture

How to Convince Leaders to Invest in Company Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What’s company culture? How you get things done. How do you convince business leaders to invest in company culture? Read this post and learn.
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10 Things That Make You a Better Leader When Starting a New Team

10 Things That Make You a Better Leader When Starting a New Team | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members are young, innovative business professionals continually finding new ways to be a better leader for their businesses. Ten of them share how you can be different, disruptive, or rebellious as you launch a new team.

 
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The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader

The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Our insecurities can kill our confidence and competence. Learn how to recognize them within yourself, so you can eliminate them.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 14, 10:00 AM
We all have tendencies toward insecurity from time to time. But making sure you don't give in to damaging behavior born of insecurity will make you a far better leader, boss, and person.
Helen Teague's curator insight, September 24, 8:58 AM
I have not seen much treatment of this subject...
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2 Things Good Leaders Do to Create a Great Workplace - DZone Agile

While there are many ways to do so, let’s specifically take a look at two key factors that great leaders do to create a positive work environment

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How to test your decision-making instincts | McKinsey & Company

How to test your decision-making instincts | McKinsey & Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Given the powerful influence of positive and negative emotions on our unconscious, it is tempting to argue that leaders should never trust their gut: they should make decisions based solely on objective, logical analysis. But this advice overlooks the fact that we can’t get away from the influence of our gut instincts. They influence the way we frame a situation. They influence the options we choose to analyze. They cause us to consult some people and pay less attention to others. They encourage us to collect more data in one area but not in another. They influence the amount of time and effort we put into decisions. In other words, they infiltrate our decision making even when we are trying to be analytical and rational.

This means that to protect decisions against bias, we first need to know when we can trust our gut feelings, confident that they are drawing on appropriate experiences and emotions. There are four tests.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 12, 5:20 AM

Give your gut feeling a reality check before making that big decision! 4 useful tests outlined.

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Leadership in times of uncertainty | Training Journal

Leadership in times of uncertainty | Training Journal | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Stuart Duff explains how senior managers can lead by example and set a clear agenda for their workforce, even during times of uncertainty.
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What is a leader? A learner...

What is a leader? A learner... | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The comment that leadership is a journey is far more than a simple cliché; with research revealing that the best leaders see themselves as learners, focusing on five fundamentals in order to deliver continuous and continuing improvement.
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 29, 9:36 AM
In an article for HBR in 2014 the co-founder of Fast Company, Bill Taylor, commented “It takes a real sense of personal commitment, especially after you’ve arrived at a position of power and responsibility, to push yourself to grow and challenge conventional wisdom.” 

 But ask yourself this: if I don’t open myself up to learning and developing then how can I expect my people and my organisation to grow and develop, to meet the needs of our customers in a changing world?
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Are You an Enabler Boss? 4 Steps to Developing Your People Instead

Are You an Enabler Boss? 4 Steps to Developing Your People Instead | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When you are constantly asked by a member of your work team for details on how to perform a task, it’s very easy to keep telling them again and again how to do it—or worse, doing it for them.

But does this leadership style help them gain confidence and grow into a high performer?  Or have you become an enabler of dependent behavior?

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How to identify the “jellyfish” leader and six skills to avoid being one yourself

How to identify the “jellyfish” leader and six skills to avoid being one yourself | New Leadership | Scoop.it
I feel like a biologist who has codified and named a new species of corporate leader: the jellyfish. You’ve likely already encountered it and just didn’t have a name for it. 

What are its behavioral characteristics? It survives by going with the flow and not standing out. Its direction changes (frequently) based on the wind and currents around it. And it eats as long as it drifts through enough food, but it cannot master its own destiny and swim to new food or create its own supply.

Simply put, invertebrates make bad corporate leaders. Why? Because employees model what they see being practiced by their leaders, so it’s critical for them to set the standard. The cost of not doing so is enormous. Poorly led organizations become breeding grounds for politics. Politics get in the way of execution. And execution, not strategy, is often the determining factor that enables one company to succeed and causes another to fail.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 26, 3:45 AM

Jellyfish leaders drift with the current! Great analogy by Tim McDonough!

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Why Business Leaders Need to 'Tune in' to Their People

Why Business Leaders Need to 'Tune in' to Their People | New Leadership | Scoop.it
'Tuning in' means empathy, the ability to see things from another's perspective. Do you have this vital skill?
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Why middle managers no longer trust their bosses (and what that means for UK Plc)

Why middle managers no longer trust their bosses (and what that means for UK Plc) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of middle managers lack trust in their senior leaders. Read on to find out what is causing this crisis and how you can bridge the trust gap in your organisation
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Leaders Grow Leaders: How You Can Encourage Your Employees to Lead

Leaders Grow Leaders: How You Can Encourage Your Employees to Lead | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“An important part of leadership is helping others step up into their leadership. Learn how you can encourage more people to be leaders.”
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 24, 9:01 AM
Students are future leaders too!
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, September 24, 3:41 PM

Totally agree, leaders must grow other leaders. If they are not then they are a pied piper!

 

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.

The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.


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David Hain's curator insight, September 16, 4:45 AM

Are you geared for the 4th Industrial Revolution? thoughtful piece form the World Economic Forum.

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Crushing 5 Urgent Leadership Challenges

Crushing 5 Urgent Leadership Challenges | New Leadership | Scoop.it
#1 Productivity: The difference between success and failure is doing things others put off. Protect time with priorities. Some things feel urgent but they don’t matter. Urgencies control weak leade...

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Alexandra Salamis's curator insight, February 8, 2015 8:32 AM

Great list that differentiates great leaders from not so great leaders. What's on your leadership development wish list?

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The five temptations leaders must avoid

The five temptations leaders must avoid | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to working with leaders the most consistently lacking behaviour seems to be discipline.
 
Now I know that most of you are reeling reading this and probably thinking ‘how dare he’ but now’s the time to be really honest with yourself – we all get a little distracted from time to time.

In this article we’ll look at what I think are the five temptations that can cause a distraction and therefore a downturn in both your, and your organization’s, performance.

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John Addison: Follow These 4 Leadership Principles for Making Difficult Decisions

John Addison: Follow These 4 Leadership Principles for Making Difficult Decisions | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Honoring the principle of doing the right thing almost always delivers a sound decision.

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What makes the ideal team player?

What makes the ideal team player? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to visible team performance we in the UK have seen some amazing examples in recent times.

From the history-making season Leicester City FC just completed to the now four-times Tour De France winning Sky team.

It makes us wonder – what are the common characteristics in these teams, and more specifically in the members of those teams that must exist in order to succeed, and succeed again?

Ultimately it boils down to three simple virtues. They must be humble, they must be hungry, and they must be smart.

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5 Signs That You've Fallen Into The Trap Of Parent-Child Leadership

5 Signs That You've Fallen Into The Trap Of Parent-Child Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Today’s managers talk a lot about wanting employees to be more accountable and to act on their own initiative. And yet, those same managers turn around and say to employees: “I have to give you assignments; I have to give you feedback; I have to hold you accountable.” This leaves employees, much like children, left to take feedback, to take assignments and to passively wait to be held accountable.

Today’s top-performing organizations are leaving this style of Parent-Child leadership behind and replacing it with a new model of leadership that treats employees like adults who have unlimited potential and who deserve the opportunity to take control of their own futures. Establishing an Adult-to-Adult dynamic encourages employees to become self-leading and self-sufficient and results in a more motivated, fulfilled and energized workforce. Employees are more aligned with their organization’s vision and more committed to helping the organization achieve that vision.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 12, 4:54 AM

Leadership needs to move to adulthood - but for most of us that will mean unlearning and reducing our parental tendencies!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, September 12, 9:29 AM

Excellent share from Forbes, thanks David Hain.