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The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders. In today’s column I’ll share the #1 reason leadership development programs fail, and give you 20 things to focus on to ensure yours doesn’t become another casualty.


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Maya Mathias's comment, December 20, 2012 1:28 PM
Ahh, an article that's music to my ears! Thanks for scooping, David!
Maya Mathias's curator insight, December 20, 2012 1:30 PM

Goodbye straightjacket leadership training...hello blue sky leadership development.  Excellent reframing on why & how leaders need to be developed holistically, not trained to fit a pre-defined mold.

CEO_University's curator insight, January 18, 2013 6:02 PM

Great read on Leadership Development

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Delighting in the possible

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In an unpredictable world, executives should stretch beyond managing the probable. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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If Mother Nature Was Your CEO

If Mother Nature Was Your CEO | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Nature is the world’s most effective designer” according to Frank Stephenson, Design Director at McLaren Automotive. Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood vessels and river deltas to create some of the most sophisticated and efficient design solutions. If McLaren Automotive manages to create better designs by stealing from nature, surely nature must contain lessons that apply to business and leadership as well.
Here are 4 laws of nature that can inspire you to become a better leader:
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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!

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Chinni Kumar's comment, March 25, 4:44 AM
thanks for the article
Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, March 25, 12:20 PM

I would add that they maintain their cool and are gracious under pressure, are good communicators, have integrity and are compassionate! 

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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 In the 18th annual PwC survey of chief executive officers, conducted in 2014, many CEOs anticipated significant disruptions to their businesses during the next five years as a result of external worldwide trends. One such trend, cited by 61 percent of the respondents, was an increasing number of competitors. The same number of respondents foresaw changes in customer behavior creating disruption. Fifty percent said they expected changes in distribution channels. As CEOs look to stay ahead of these trends, they recognize the need to change the organization’s design. But for that redesign to be successful, a company must make its changes as effectively and painlessly as possible, in a way that aligns with its strategy, invigorates employees, builds distinctive new capabilities, and makes it easier to attract customers.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 23, 9:33 PM

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.


Steve Bax's curator insight, March 24, 6:00 AM

This is a very topical, well written piece on the ongoing issues of organisational structure design. The principles are sound and resonate with previous theorists such as Lewin, Deal and Kennedy. There are some good examples and strong recommendations for what NOT to do too. The comments on benchmarking are particularly relevant for many organisations seeking to establish their own position in the marketplace. Another key message is to let go of the past. Leaders need to build on strengths - formal or informal - and look ahead.

Karen Silins's curator insight, March 25, 11:53 AM

Nice list of elements in organizational design.

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The four traits of collaborative leadership - Virgin.com

The four traits of collaborative leadership - Virgin.com | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In the latest in our series about The Future of Work, Katie McCrory explores the changing nature of leadership. Some say being a CEO is the loneliest job in the world. Perched right at the top of that org chart, responsible for every tough business decision, knowing you can never forge true friendsh...

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Three ways to thrive in restrictions

Three ways to thrive in restrictions | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Adam Morgan and Mark Barden explore the ways leaders make their organisation’s constraints beautiful
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12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders - Forbes

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders - Forbes | New Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 20, 10:56 AM

Be strong and courageous! Leadership is refined and perfected in the midst of angst and controversy.

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Thought Leadership – How it works?

Thought Leadership – How it works? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

You may have heard the term “Thought Leadership” being used and probably wondered what is actually meant by this and why it even matters. Why does "Thought Leadership" matter?


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 19, 9:23 AM

(From the article): We need more thought leaders, we need ‘thought leaders’ that are experts, but we also need the ChangeMakers that regardless of how much they know are willing to challenge the norms and ask the questions that become catalysts in getting ‘thought leaders’ that have not yet emerged to become in involved in the conversations.

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Tips for Coaching Someone Remotely

Tips for Coaching Someone Remotely | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Getting the most out of each virtual session.

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6 Ways to Challenge Your Leadership Assumptions

6 Ways to Challenge Your Leadership Assumptions | New Leadership | Scoop.it
A decades-old study of culture in leadership provides some insight on what underlies your beliefs about leaders and what they do.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 18, 3:02 PM

Keep challenging yourself to grow and consider alternative points of view,. it will keep your leadership fresh and applicable to the changing environment in which you live....

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How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great

How You Can Be the Boss Who Goes From Good to Great | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 17, 2:40 PM

Anyone who's ever had a bad boss aspires to do better. It's fine to be a good boss, but honing your leadership skills can make you a great boss.


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3 Powerful Ways to Promote Workplace Optimism

3 Powerful Ways to Promote Workplace Optimism | New Leadership | Scoop.it

You and your team deserve to enjoy work. The workplace should be a positive influence on people and their lives. Yet for too many it’s just not the case. In one study, 48% of employees frequently feel a lot of stress in their work. This adversely affects their wellbeing. Boutique consultancy Root found that 68% of workers feel that their managers are more focused on their own success instead of inspiring their employees. The workplace has become lopsided—too much negativity and not enough optimism.

I’ve written about workplace optimism here and here and here. In short, though, it is a mood in the environment that gives people hope that good things can come from their work. Furthermore, people have meaningful relationships and work that fulfill basic needs.

So what, then, can a leader do to cultivate such a vibe? Let’s take a look at some actionable ways to find some balance in the lopsided workplace.

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Self Awareness - The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is

Self Awareness - The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive visio...

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Center for AI's curator insight, March 23, 4:54 PM

The most important leadership skill according to this article is self-awareness. Are you surprised by this answer? What are your thoughts?

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Are you working for a passive aggressive boss? How to spot the signs

Are you working for a passive aggressive boss? How to spot the signs | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Georgina Fuller on how to tell if you are working for a passive aggressive boss and what to do about it
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 25, 4:58 PM

(From the article): “Don’t join in their passive aggressive games,” advises Meager. “Avoid colliding with them in gossip or putting others down, it will only come back on you and you may end up with the blame in the ‘he said, she said game.”

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 26, 6:05 AM

Interesting article: these kinds of managers are difficult to trust and best not confronted directly.

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Learning from the Persuasive Genius of Great Leaders

Learning from the Persuasive Genius of Great Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders look for empowering frames and communicate them explicitly, to ensure others understand their intent and interpret their actions through the new lens, rather than old frames.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 23, 9:42 PM

The art of framing is an essential skill for executives who want to motivate and inspire.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 24, 9:35 AM

(From the article): Every conversation, every communication, and every decision begins with a frame. When we provide a context that expands our thinking, includes others, and gives meaning to our efforts, we help spark creativity and insight in ourselves, our peers, and our leaders. Perhaps that explains the old Disney company joke encouraging its animators and designers to challenge a limiting frame:

 

“How many Imagineers does it take to change a lightbulb?”

 

“Does it have to be a lightbulb?” 

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Finding the Hidden Talent in Your Organization

Finding the Hidden Talent in Your Organization | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It is often said that the sign of a great leader is the ability to produce new leaders. In many instances, leadership abilities need to be cultivated and developed. It is the duty of current leaders…

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5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

Organizations don't change, they adapt. They do so because of the timeless principles leaders (ideally) personify during change...

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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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John Rudkin's curator insight, March 23, 4:49 AM

Digital Leader!  Yes.

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añada su visión ...

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The Best Ways to Manage Introvert and Extrovert Employees

The Best Ways to Manage Introvert and Extrovert Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As leaders, we’re tasked with building teams made up of people with diverse backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles. In today’s global economy, we not only accept this… we embrace the diversity


As we manage, however, there may be one differentiator we don’t think about often enough; one that can have a major impact on how our teams collaborate, innovate and create: temperament. And specifically, the disconnect that can occur as introverts and extroverts communicate, process information – and, ultimately, work together.

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Positive Teams Are More Productive

Positive Teams Are More Productive | New Leadership | Scoop.it
All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses or flexible schedules.

Kim Cameron and his colleagues at the University of Michigan, however, have discovered a way to improve performance that has nothing to do with dishing out benefits or deploying new processes. In a research article published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Cameron and his coauthors found that a workplace characterized by positive and virtuous practices excels in a number of domains.
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How to Act and Think Like a Leader

How to Act and Think Like a Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “think before doing” logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.
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Servant leadership, act two: mentor, teacher, transformer

Servant leadership, act two: mentor, teacher, transformer | New Leadership | Scoop.it
You would think that servant leadership is one of the latest business trends. Taught in the best business schools, plenty of books, and clips on YouTube. Not so.

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The Link Between Leadership and Process Improvement - Huffington Post

The Link Between Leadership and Process Improvement - Huffington Post | New Leadership | Scoop.it
If you've ever tried to instill a culture of process improvement in an organization, then you know it is not an easy task. There are cultural and leadership issues that need to be addressed even before the process improvement tools are launched.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 19, 11:08 AM

Want your organization to improve?  LEAD it...you have far more influence than you think...try it and see.

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The Power Of Parting: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing

The Power Of Parting: 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes the power of parting comes in the willingness to let go of the life we’ve planned so we can have the life that is waiting for us.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 18, 10:29 AM

The power of great leadership comes from the power of parting.

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Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually is strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion

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