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MAGIC: The 5 Elements of Employee Engagement | DecisionWise Leadership Intelligence Blog

MAGIC: The 5 Elements of Employee Engagement | DecisionWise Leadership Intelligence Blog | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 satisfied employees operate under a transactional relationship—“Because the company gives me X, I am willing to give X worth of effort.”  On the other hand, engaged employees go beyond a transactional exchange and are willing to give discretionary effort.  They bring their hearts, hands, and minds into their jobs.


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Leadership: Three Small Stories

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I am sharing 3 small stories which I use in my motivational workshops. Enjoy !

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The Gap Between Knowing and Doing

The Gap Between Knowing and Doing | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It's the gap between knowing and doing that prevents change. Learn more in this post.
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Question: There are four birds sitting on a wire… two decide to fly off.  How many birds are sitting on the wire?


Answer: 4

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No Managers? No Hierarchy? No Way!

No Managers? No Hierarchy? No Way! | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Cries of "no more managers" and "end the hierarchy" are well-intentioned efforts to accelerate the ongoing paradigm shift in management, but they are counterproductive: all organizations are hierarchical and all have managers.

 


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The golden middle...:-)))

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Help Your Employees Find Flow

Help Your Employees Find Flow | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Holacracy. Results-Only Work Environments. These new, more flexible ways of working may be a step too far for many organizations. Still, greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go completely: remove obstacles, set boundaries and meaningful goals, then let work take its course.

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The 5 Things You Must Give Employees

The 5 Things You Must Give Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Odds are very high that many of your employees are disengaged, but you have the power to change that. Forget about awards and bonuses. Here are the five gifts that keep on giving.

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The Essentialist Leader:

The Essentialist Leader: | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The desire to do something unforgettable, exceptional and remarkable is the fire that burns in the head and hearts of leaders who strive to create a better future; a living, learning, evolving workplace where potential thrives and products and services create value for all constituents and the communities they serve.

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Special Air Service - what can HR learn from the elite British Army regiment?

Special Air Service - what can HR learn from the elite British Army regiment? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

This article was written by Joff Sharpe, who spent time as an officer in the SAS. He has also been Group HRD of the Trinity Mirror Group and HRD for PepsiCo.

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Bonuses Should Be Tied to Customer Value, Not Sales Targets

Bonuses Should Be Tied to Customer Value, Not Sales Targets | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Why would you eliminate sales targets as a way to evaluate, motivate, and reward your sales staff?

 

That is perhaps the most frequent question I’ve received since 2011 when GlaxoSmithKline changed the link between the bonus pay of our pharmaceutical sales professionals in the United States and the numbers of prescription sold for a particular medicine. It is after all a well-established incentive plan used across a spectrum of industries.

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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All business owners want their businesses to succeed, yet in order to succeed in business a business owner needs to prepare their business for growth, before that growth occurs.


Failure to properly prepare a business for growth, is in itself a sure fire way of reducing the chances of business success, and something that is totally avoidable with a little foresight.


This excellent article, suggests that once the number of customers needed to ensure success and sustainability of a business is determined it is time to prepare for the necessary growth, and it offers four tips as to how a business owner should prepare their business to grow.

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Let Lincoln Entrepreneur Growth Group (LEGG) help you when your ready to grow! www.lincolneda.org

Hemant Galviya's curator insight, April 16, 11:56 PM

nice lesson

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Are psychometric tests a good way to select your leaders?

Are psychometric tests a good way to select your leaders? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
According to media reports, the disgraced chair of the Co-op bank Paul Flowers was selected for the role of chairman as ‘he did well in psychometric tests’. What are the pros and cons of just using psychometric tests to assess a senior person's suitability for a role? Is it better to use a selection of assessment tools to recruit leaders? Karen Higginbottom investigates
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Today's Leadership Development Approach Does Not Work

Today's Leadership Development Approach Does Not Work | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies need leaders but are failing at developing them. How can companies cultivate leadership in the ranks?

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David Hain's curator insight, April 14, 11:22 PM

Typical leadership development classes use knowledge to teach skills - like using PowerPoint slides to teach swimming!

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Why Your CEO Must Also Be the Company’s Chief Culture Officer, Too

Why Your CEO Must Also Be the Company’s Chief Culture Officer, Too | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether your business is large or small, if you are the CEO, you are also the CCO — the Chief Cultural Officer. Culture matters. It is what makes the difference between a thriving, profitable, and growing business and one that is lethargic and struggling.


The CCO who takes on the creating, shaping, and development of the company’s culture will see a highly productive and happy workforce who produce significant bottom line results.

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It Takes Two To Tango: The Need To Manage Up

It Takes Two To Tango: The Need To Manage Up | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Only a very few companies might be ready to embrace concepts such as holacracy in a serious and all-encompassing manner and to dance to this new rhythm. And although being around for about 10 years,  holacracy still has to demonstrate its effectiveness on a broader and a sustainable manner.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 14, 2:36 AM

You should not give up on your essential beliefs and convictions to get along and to work well with your line manager. If your boss is not listening to you, not being vocally self-critical herself, and not willing to also adjust from her side and to respect your opinion and needs, then there exist fundamental miss-alignments between the two of you.

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12 Actions of 21st Century Servant Leaders

12 Actions of 21st Century Servant Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
21st century leaders need to tap into the actions that unleash the human spirit in our organizations. These are merely 12 ways. Certainly in a list like this
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What maker leaders make

What maker leaders make | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the years, I’ve read more than a few books, listened to audiotapes and CDs, watched videos and attended conferences where I’ve had the chance to consider viewpoints on what makes leaders excellent in their work. Leader media take up more than a few linear feet of shelving in bookstores and quite a bit of space on the Internet.

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Like this concept of "making" rather than just "doing".

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Unleashing the improvement potential of front-line employees

Unleashing the improvement potential of front-line employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

From the time of Alexander the Great to the invention of the steam engine in the 18th century, there was almost no increase in people’s productivity.

 

The speed a soldier in Alexander the Great’s army could travel was limited by the speed of the horse he rode or the beasts pulling his wagon; and weapons they used were all hand forged. The same was true for Napoleon’s troops 2,000 years later. But with the invention of the steam engine, things began to change. Since that time, the nominal annual rate of productivity improvement in developed economies has been between 0.5% and 2%. This is approximately the same natural improvement rate that is found in most traditionally run organizations.

 

But what if you could improve faster, at a rate that outpaced your competitors? And what if you could maintain this rate year-after-year? The result would be a considerable competitive advantage.

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Employee engagement closely tied to health and wellbeing

Employee engagement closely tied to health and wellbeing | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Most employers know that an engaged workforce is more likely to be a more productive one, but less acknowledged is the link between engagement and the health and wellbeing of staff. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hr/features/1143435/employee-engagement-closely-tied-health-wellbeing#sthash.QKFS1byp.dpuf

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The Key to a Successful Culture of Innovation

The Key to a Successful Culture of Innovation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In order for companies to develop a culture of innovation, the people involved in innovation (from the practitioners to the executives to the broader employee base) must be able to communicate effectively about innovation — and they aren’t.
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One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve

One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Over the last few months, I’ve written several posts under the banner – One Word. These have included, Vision (A three-part mini series), Data, Diversity and others. Today, let’s explore a word that is critical to our success… Hope. The ability to generate hope is one of the hallmarks of leadership. Napoleon said, “A leader » Read More

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 17, 3:13 PM

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 17, 4:36 PM

There is a lot of servant-leadership in the article. The interesting thing about competence is it shares a common root with compete rather than collaborate. Collaborate has negative implications based on its etymology. Competing is striving together which takes competency.

Ali Anani's curator insight, April 18, 10:57 PM

Insightful words for leaders

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Your Business Doesn’t Always Need to Change

Your Business Doesn’t Always Need to Change | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Evolve or die. If it ain’t broke, break it. If you don’t like change, you are going to like obsolescence even less.

 

By now, the idea that organizations must adapt in order to maintain both relevance and market share in a rapidly changing world is so ingrained that it’s been reduced to pithy sayings. And there are many organizations — from Blockbuster to Kodak, print-only newspapers to pay-phone makers — that no doubt wish they’d followed the advice.

 

But is constant adaptation always the best policy? Research indicates it isn’t.

 


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Getting Employee Recognition Right

Getting Employee Recognition Right | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Organizations that make it a practice to recognize employees have a greater chance of naturally integrating recognition into the culture.

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What Gets in the Way of Listening

What Gets in the Way of Listening | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.

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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It is easy to say “we are customer focused” and overlook subtle changes in consumer demand, or to justify cost cutting as a rational business maneuver in a tough market environment. But if these measures don’t accomplish your strategic vision or sync with the reality of your customer, there is little hope for leading the market.

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Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 15, 6:46 AM

Stay tuned in to your customers when you start making changes, or they may decide you're no longer relevant.

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Evolutions in Leadership

Evolutions in Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As the structure of our society has changed, as social dynamics have moved away from authoritarian models towards more socially collaborative ones, backed up by the speed, breadth and fluidity of communications, so the nature of leadership has changed too


No longer purely authoritarian (although often needing to include elements of this), there is a more constructivist dimension: leadership created in the moment through consensus of the community. Leadership of it’s time: a time when communities enable us to be more effective, to create ever stronger meaning and share it ever more widely.

 

Yesterdays leaders may have been about bluster and orders, today’s are about curation, sharing, social capital and trust. Today’s successful leaders gain support through their communities and provide a light touch of leadership on decisions that are co-ownedthroughout the community.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 14, 11:30 PM

3 core dimensions of social leadership - the ecosystem is changing!

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When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up

When to Speak Up, When to Shut Up | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The norms of conducting international business are increasingly becoming standardised. But the behaviour of those around you is fed by cultural backgrounds.

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