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How to Change Your Business Culture

How to Change Your Business Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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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Turn the Organizational Pyramid Upside Down?

Turn the Organizational Pyramid Upside Down? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

"Too many leaders have been conditioned to think of leadership only in terms of power and control,” says best-selling business author Ken Blanchard in the July/August issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine. “But there is a better way to lead—one that combines equal parts serving and leading. This kind of leadership requires a special kind of leader—a servant leader.”

In this model, leaders have to be prepared to play two different roles in the organization.

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A CEO action plan for workplace automation  

A CEO action plan for workplace automation   | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit to helping shape the debate about the future of work.

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Leading from Home: Professional and Lifestyle Challenges

Leading from Home: Professional and Lifestyle Challenges | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Thousands of websites promote the ideal of working from home as your own boss or as a freelancer or remote worker. But few of them look in depth at the role of the work from home bosses.


Many businesses grow out of homes, but thanks to the Internet and cloud technology, it’s now possible for them to stay in homes as they grow. 


The business leadership connects with other employees, be they full-time remote workers or non-contract freelancers. 


Let’s take a look at how this scenario affects leadership decisions and lifestyles.

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11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Business Communication

11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Business Communication | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Recently, I was asked to observe a Home Owners Association board meeting and to provide feedback about what the board members could do to have more effective meetings. From the outset, it was obvious these individuals had never received any type of business communication training.

More than anything, I was shocked at the way they treated each other. The lack of respect and common courtesy they displayed had a huge impact on how some engaged or chose not to engage. The atmosphere their behavior created did not invite collaboration, contribution, or cooperation.

As the meeting began to unfold, what was obvious was that the lack of good communication skills negatively impacted the participants’ ability to rationally consider the topic being discussed. Because I was asked not to intervene, only observe, I had the opportunity to take some notes and create a plan to help them.

Based on those observations, here are some ideas you can implement when faced with difficult business communication in your organization.
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3 Factors To Consider When Leading Successful Change In Your Organisation

3 Factors To Consider When Leading Successful Change In Your Organisation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We live in a world where change is a constant and yet many employees find change uncomfortable, some even fear it. What can you do to lead change successfully for all concerned? In this week’s post we share 3 steps to leading change. Click here.

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Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: both establishing trust in their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers. And when employees don’t feel trusted, workplace productivity and engagement often suffer. It’s up to managers to signal trust in their employees in consistent and thoughtful ways.

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The Leader as Coach – 4 Ways to Develop a Coaching Mindset

The Leader as Coach – 4 Ways to Develop a Coaching Mindset | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Learning new skills can be awkward and uncomfortable. Think back to the first time you interviewed for a job or spoke in front of a group. It’s possible you made some mistakes, but in the long run you grew and developed.

And if you were lucky enough to have someone supporting and partnering with you—someone coaching you through the experience—chances are that support really helped.

In today’s workplace, business leaders are encouraged to coach their direct reports. To do this, leaders must develop a coaching mindset—a mindset that looks for the potential in others.  Here are four ways to get started.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, July 7, 7:56 AM

develop and value your people and watch them soar

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School of Hard Knocks: What business leaders can learn from London’s roughest schools

School of Hard Knocks: What business leaders can learn from London’s roughest schools | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Managing your employees is surprisingly similar to controlling a classroom. Find out how turning an unruly class into inspired youngsters can help you get the most out of your workforce

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 5, 12:39 PM
Set the context, engage people, be personable, let them make mistakes, and expect high standards
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How can leaders prevent ambition from mutating into aggression?

How can leaders prevent ambition from mutating into aggression? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Travis Kalanick has resigned from Uber following a deluge of negative coverage, leaving behind the ruins of a belligerent management culture. How can such havoc be prevented?

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Are You a Self-Aware Leader?

Are You a Self-Aware Leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich says becoming more self-aware can lead to greater success in both your personal and work lives.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 27, 12:44 PM
I consider teaching and leading as being synonomous with each other. Being mindful, aware, and present are essential to both.
Ian Berry's curator insight, June 30, 7:37 PM
Lot's of excellent insights. The great paradox of self-awareness (the number one leadership skill in my view) is that we need other people to make sure our awareness is real.
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EQ: Three Benefits of Emotional Intelligence for Today's Business Leaders

EQ: Three Benefits of Emotional Intelligence for Today's Business Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Not long ago, promotions went to employees with the most technical expertise. Companies bent over backward to gain specialized industry knowledge, so it made sense to promote based on its merit. But the times, as they say, are a-changin’. At a certain point in history, technical ingenuity began to take a back seat to interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence (EQ). In fact, a recent study by Harris Poll found that 77 percent of employers believe these “soft skills” are as important as talents directly related to specific job functions.

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The Two Sides of Servant Leadership

The Two Sides of Servant Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When people hear the phrase servant leadership, they are often confused. These folks think you can’t lead and serve at the same time. Yet you can, if you understand that servant leadership consists of two parts:

A visionary/direction, or strategic, role—the leadership aspect of servant leadership; and

An implementation, or operational, role—the servant aspect of servant leadership.

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High-performing teams: A timeless leadership topic  

High-performing teams: A timeless leadership topic   | New Leadership | Scoop.it

CEOs and senior executives can employ proven techniques to create top-team performance.

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The Cost of Corporate Speak: How Business Jargon Negatively Impacts Organizations 

The Cost of Corporate Speak: How Business Jargon Negatively Impacts Organizations  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

“Transformation,” “disruption,” and “millennials” topped a 2015 survey of business jargon terms that workers are sick of hearing. Unfortunately, these are just the latest entries in corporate speak, joining “low-hanging fruit,” “touch base,” “bandwidth,” and “innovation.” Business jargon, or specialized language used in the industry, has a long history and is universally disliked.

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Dominance and Prestige: Selecting the Leadership Approach that Fits 

Dominance and Prestige: Selecting the Leadership Approach that Fits  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Maximising your organisation’s effectiveness requires leaders who tailor their leadership approach based on the organisational culture, their team’s dynamics, and the specific task at hand. This article describes two distinct leadership approaches – dominance and prestige – each with their own advantages and drawbacks. To help your organisation reach its potential, select leaders who know how to leverage both.  

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The Power of Clear Expectations—Identifying What and Who

The Power of Clear Expectations—Identifying What and Who | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Each of these one-word questions can push organizational leaders and their team members toward the clarity they need to achieve success. In this post I’d like to focus on who and what.

When leaders set clear expectations, outcomes are much more likely to hit the mark. And it’s just as important for leaders to set milestones en route to the outcome. Doing so keeps people on track by helping them get the support and redirection they need when they need it, which sets them up for success so that they do their best work and hit their deadlines.

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Are Great Leaders Born or Made?

Are Great Leaders Born or Made? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

"Great managers aren’t born—they’re trained.” That’s the message Scott Blanchard, principal and EVP with The Ken Blanchard Companies, is sharing with audiences as he speaks to groups of leadership, learning, and talent development professionals.

Blanchard points to research that shows most managers don’t receive that necessary training, however, until they are about ten years into their managerial career.

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What does social learning look like in your business? | Training Journal

What does social learning look like in your business? | Training Journal | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Social learning and on the job learning are absolutely key for professional development, and with the ever expanding technological advances that are making it easier than ever to communicate, it should be that social learning within a business is booming. 
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Keep it REAL – 4 Ways to Establish an Authentic Leadership Presence

Keep it REAL – 4 Ways to Establish an Authentic Leadership Presence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

If you’re a leader, particularly in a large organization, the chances are your people don’t see you as a real person. They have a mental image of what they perceive you to be like, not who you actually are, says research by Nathan T. Washburn and Benjamin Galvin.

This mental image is formed through random encounters with you such as emails, videos, speeches, meetings, and stories about you shared by others. Washburn and Galvin say employees follow four basic rules when forming a perception about their leaders:

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How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic 

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and create a more productive environment for everyone.

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How Elon Musk email provides leaders with a lesson in empathy

How Elon Musk email provides leaders with a lesson in empathy | New Leadership | Scoop.it

A recent staff email from Elon Musk has led the Tesla boss to be hailed for his emotional intelligence – but is his empathic approach simply a great example of authenticity?

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Determining How Fast or Slow To Make Decisions as a Leader | Ron Edmondson

As leaders, we constantly have to make decisions. Every day there are countless decisions made, which impact or teams and mission. Good leaders understand the ramifications of decision-making and learn to use this power wisely.

In my experience, usually there are two immediate considerations when I am presented with the the opportunity to make a decision – fast or slow. Is this something I can or need to decide quickly or is it something for which we should proceed cautiously? Some decisions can (and should) be arbitrary decisions – decisions made very quickly. Others need to be calculated decisions – decisions made much slower. Growing to understand which type of decision-making to use at a given time will help you make better decisions and ultimately be a better leader.

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, June 28, 4:51 AM
Tomar decisiones correctas de forma agil es una de las competencias mas valoradas y necesarias del lider del Siglo XXI
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Multispeed leadership - GlobalFocus

Multispeed leadership - GlobalFocus | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Claus Rydkjær and Tue Juelsbo outline how operating and leading at several different speeds simultaneously is necessary to succeed in an exponential world We all have an uncomfortable feeling that the world …

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How to be a thought leader (at the same time as everyone else)

How to be a thought leader (at the same time as everyone else) | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s about being known for your clever thoughts, rather than just being known. When you’re a thought leader, you have earned some genuine respect, and admiration which comes from being innovative and sincere. It’s all very inspirational, isn’t it?

Even more inspirational are the potentially massive business returns. If people admire what you have to say and look to you as an authority in your industry, they will invest in you and trust your brand – no matter if you’re a B2B or B2C organisation.

Now comes the hard part – being the innovative one who stands out over everyone else trying to be a thought leader at the same time. Luckily, we can help with that.

Here’s how to be a thought leader at the same time as everyone else:

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 26, 8:09 AM
Being known for your well written blog is one thing, but genuinely helping clients with your offering is even more important.