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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 10:28 AM
Ahh, an article that's music to my ears! Thanks for scooping, David!
Maya Mathias's curator insight, December 20, 2012 10:30 AM

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 3:02 PM

Great read on Leadership Development

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#Leadership: Love Thy Critics !

#Leadership: Love Thy Critics ! | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Just like a good tester breaks the system to find flaws so that the software becomes robust and stable, the same way, these people pinpoint where we are going wrong.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Proactive+Thinking

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

 


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Five mistakes managers make that crush engagement

Five mistakes managers make that crush engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers are either the 'makers' or 'breakers' of an organisation’s approach to employee engagement, says Chris Clarke
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On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader

On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most overlooked aspects of being a leader is the inherent need for personal courage. "Personal courage is the ability to act on the tough but necessary decisions guided by a moral compas...

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, August 26, 7:37 AM

Courage is indispensable for everyday leadership and making the difficult decisions to lead people to excellence.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, August 26, 11:06 AM

Personal courage is the catalyst to overcoming fears and becoming the leader and person, you are meant to be.

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 26, 1:18 PM

It is not enough for a leader to have courage ... rather, the most powerful leaders must both exude courage in the face of danger and more importantly must draw out and energize the courage of their people to face and defeat that danger.

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Great Leadership Isn’t About You

Great Leadership Isn’t About You | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders are supportive.
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Get your corporate culture right in three steps | ILM – Insight

Get your corporate culture right in three steps | ILM – Insight | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Author Jeffrey Rothfeder asks if your corporate culture is strangling your global ambitions and explains why Honda have got it right
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What’s Wrong with Being Passive Aggressive?

What’s Wrong with Being Passive Aggressive? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

A client asked me this question recently when I discussed with them how perhaps they needed to be more consistently assertive in their interactions in the workplace. There was obvious confusion about what the term passive-aggressive meant when we had a good dialogue about that. In this article I’d like to clarify the distinctions between assertiveness, aggressiveness and being passive. I do not believe one can ever be too assertive but you have to be clear on the distinctions

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6 Ways to Engage Employees – But Only One That Really Works

6 Ways to Engage Employees – But Only One That Really Works | New Leadership | Scoop.it

We think there are millions of ways to engage, or disengage, employees but there aren’t. Truly, there are only six. The six basic emotions we feel as humans, which are: Anger; Disgust; Fear; Happinerss; Saadness; Surprise

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5 ways to be a leader who gets it

5 ways to be a leader who gets it | New Leadership | Scoop.it

To some, being a leader is just a job. But to others, it’s a choice, a calling even, to inspire others to engage, perform, and achieve. The women and men who make this choice are skilled in a number of areas that bring out the best in everyone and everything. They’re leaders who get it

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#Culture Starts with #Leaders

#Culture Starts with #Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Culture is a powerful force and culture-shaping efforts fail for many key reasons. But what makes them succeed? What makes some culture-change efforts successful where others become simply …

Via Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach, Wise Leader™
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5 Proven Ways to Boost Employee Morale, Increase Productivity, and Drive Sales

5 Proven Ways to Boost Employee Morale, Increase Productivity, and Drive Sales | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Who you have in your store is nearly as important as what you have in it. Your staff has a direct effect on sales, customer satisfaction, and the overall success of your store, which is why it’s important that you should not only invest in finding and hiring the right people but also put in the effort to keep them happy and motivated

 

To help you accomplish this, we’ve put together some pointers on how to drive employee morale and performance. Go through them and see whether you can apply them in your retail store.

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Seven Strategies for Keeping a Promise

Seven Strategies for Keeping a Promise | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Like most other businesspeople, you probably care about keeping your word and will go the extra mile to fulfill a commitment. Yet we no longer live in a world of lone rangers. Yes, you need to be accountable for your own commitments. But if your team does not coordinate to provide a unified experience to customers, employees, or other stakeholders, your efforts create confusion and complexity, and your company promises fall prey to “commitment drift.”


To keep its promises—and reap the rewards of high trust, loyal customers, engaged employees, and agile execution—your company needs leaders who can ensure that individual commitment adds up to company promises kept. The following seven strategies will help.

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Add Value or Someone Else Will

Add Value or Someone Else Will | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 The lure of maximising profits at the cost of creating customer value can be devastating in the long term.
 

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The science behind a happy and productive workforce

The science behind a happy and productive workforce | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Humans have been fascinated by their own behaviour for thousands of years. Understanding each other has been critical for survival – both as Neanderthals and in today’s corporate world. A successful employee will not only possess the right skills, but their working style often matches their role requirements. However, an individual’s working behaviour type isn’t always apparent on the CV, so how can you gain an additional understanding of whether they’re the right fit for your company

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 19, 1:25 PM

(From the article): Knowing what motivates your staff helps to maintain a productive and happy workforce, making them more likely to stay on board. High dominance individuals tend to be motivated by power and authority and drive results, whilst those with high influence are more likely to be motivated by public praise and recognition. Those with high influence are usually more suited to careers that involve working with others in a talkative environment.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, August 21, 6:00 AM

When people treat others with kindness and respect, the happiness of each individual increases and so too, does their productivity.

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Learning to change

Learning to change | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Change can be disturbing – but staff can be taught to cope with it more effectively. Janneke Van Overbruggen explains how you can help your employees learn to change
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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence?

Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

We've all seen this: The CEO who acts instinctively, sometimes with terrible results, keeps his or her job and even develops a loyal following. Meanwhile, the thinker in the executive suite who consistently offers the right, deliberated answer rarely gets a promotion.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 25, 12:35 AM

Well, rest the common sense of the right balance... all attempts to break into actionable pieces what is in the very actual situation is impossible are futile... sometimes intuition is better than too much thinking and sometimes intuition puts things astray...it's a bit mote complicated than "less thinking & moreintuition"" (see books like "Think twice",  "Think again" or Kahneman's...)...

 

Of course and it' an interesting aspect that the  staff is how influenced by how the decision is made... decisions might be powerful  and  with full of confidence made by either by more thinking by more by intuition, the essence is the  congruity, the authenticity of those making it and the transparence of the process...

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 25, 1:54 AM

I guess it is time we realised that overthinking and overanalyzing do not give good returns after all! The ideal CEO is a person who can handle various tasks without getting bogged down by a single task due to over thinking. However, there are many of us who become obsessed with somehow getting to the rooot of a particular problem without realising that we are neglecting other tasks!

Dan Forbes's curator insight, August 25, 4:46 AM

Let me think about this....

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10 Principles of Leading Change Management

10 Principles of Leading Change Management | New Leadership | Scoop.it

These time-honored tools and techniques can help companies transform quickly.


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5 Essential Indicators of Top Talent

5 Essential Indicators of Top Talent | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Can you recognize a top performer when you meet him? We all like to think we can, but even the best can overlook real talent. Think back to Facebook and Twitter. Both companies failed to hire Brian Acton, cofounder of WhatsApp, which was recently acquired by Facebook for $19 billion. Simply put, ‘A’ players are great competitors. Who doesn’t want ‘A’ players? Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make a startup company successful? Avoid overlooking one in your midst by understanding these five characteristics

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5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.

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16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting

16 Clues That the Future of Work Is Already Here - Workshifting | New Leadership | Scoop.it
How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Here are 16 clues that prove that the future of work is already here.

Via John Lasschuit ®™, ronald scherpenisse, Fred Zimny, David Hain
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Helen Teague's curator insight, August 24, 6:26 PM

An essential checklist of the present and, for some, the future of work. How many items are you already implementing?

Carol Rine's curator insight, August 24, 6:35 PM

Powerful article...I see it happening already.

Rebecca Renck's curator insight, August 25, 6:43 AM

This is a wake-up call to something we already know.  Our world is changing drastically and this means in ever increasing relation to how we make a living and how our children will make a living in the not so distant future.  There are two points that need addressed now to support these changes and provide the best way to prepare our chidren.  Point one: we need to continue to modify education so that children get not only a basic skill set but also some specialized education as they become closer to the working age. 

Second,and maybe most important to us as parents, is that without the traditional office where most of us learned our work ethics and personal responsibility, along with many social skills as we came of age and entered the workforce, these things will need to be taught at a younger age.  Whether it be at home, school, church or organizations, a concentrated effort and / or instruction on integrity, self confidence, social skills, personal responsibility and time managament are needed.  Value based personal awareness curriculum need to be as important as math and writing skills. Even more important is the need to integrate more specialized skill and creative arts into their lives. Otherwise a young adult entering the workforce will not only have a difficult time being able to integrate socially and responsibly from a home office but will not have a skill set that he can market as a contractor.

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10 magic phrases that will make you a better leader | @SmartBrief

10 magic phrases that will make you a better leader | @SmartBrief | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Want to be a better leader? Try improving your vocabulary. No, I’m not talking adding the latest management and leadership buzzwords or jargon to your repertoire. If that’s what you’re looking for, try the Wall Street Journal’s Business Buzzwords Generator. You’ll be able to walk around uttering leadership gibberish such as “Moving forward, it’s time to act with strategic vector and transform our team bandwidth”and “Looking forward to 2015, ideation will be key to our ability to impact the solutions holistically.”


I’m talking about adding some powerful phrases to your vocabulary that will engage and motivate, encourage people to come up with ideas, and inspire commitment.

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Leadership through conversations

Leadership through conversations | New Leadership | Scoop.it

There is the adage, “Managers focus are results; leaders focus on people.” That really should be “leaders focus on results and people,” as in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, we must hit our financial goals or we may not keep our jobs. But how are we going to keep our good people energized and engaged if we don’t invest the time to know them as our team members and what is important to them?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 3:11 PM

Leading and conversations are entangled. Pedagogy, as leading, is about engaging students in complex conversations about curricula. The curricula involved are planned and living. The latter belongs to the historical persons entering classrooms, including teachers, which filter the planned curricula.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 1:06 AM

In the end, we are all defined by our relationships - we only get our results through them, good or bad.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 1:20 AM

Those who has people on his charge should be both, task & relationship oriented... of course... This split was and is always  artificial (worth to read e.g. Mintzberg for details...:-)))

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The Secret Sauce Of Leadership Is Made Of These Two Ingredients

The Secret Sauce Of Leadership Is Made Of These Two Ingredients | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The ingredients of a great sauce aren’t just a hodgepodge of completely unrelated foods that just happen to come together to create palette-stimulating experiences. Instead, the ingredients are carefully chosen complementary spices and additives that when combined, create a tasty experience for all taste buds.

 

When it comes to leadership, there seems to be a secret sauce that follows the same recipe – main ingredients that when combined, create an effective, high performing manager who can appeal to most employees. But what are these main ingredients? What is the secret sauce to becoming a great leader?


 

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5 Secret Communication Codes for Great Leaders

5 Secret Communication Codes for Great Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

From my research, I believe we want leaders whom we can readily connect with, trust their words, and believe in their commitment to a build a better future for more than the ‘chosen” and/or special interests.


I do believe there is a secret code—because if it wasn’t secret, we’d see more leaders using these straight-forward communication concepts.

 

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How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Discover 3 measures based on neuroscience that will help leaders to create a continuous learning environment in their organization.

Via Grant Montgomery, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, David Hain
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Using technology to improve employee engagement | HRZone

Using technology to improve employee engagement | HRZone | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s very important for businesses to create a working environment where their employees are motivated and engaged.
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