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Ten ways to cut costs without cutting jobs

Ten ways to cut costs without cutting jobs | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Is it possible to trim waste and streamline a business without losing staff? Simon Macpherson of Kronos says it is - you just need to make sure the workload is evenly spread.
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"This Is What Real Leaders Do"

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several fascinating discussions with leaders from different organizations and industries about the various challenges they’re grappling with within their workplace.

For some of these leaders, the major issue they face is how to improve employee engagement levels within their division.

For another group, the main challenge they want to address is how to make emotional intelligence a key foundation stone in their leadership within an organization whose senior leaders don’t see or understand the value of such measures.

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"Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership"

Over the past decade or so, there have been numerous studies and books that have helped us to better appreciate the emotional nature of successful leadership, a fact that has helped to bring about a transformation in leadership attitudes from the old command-and-control approach to one that’s more outward-focused and collaborative.

Unfortunately, while we’ve become more aware about the importance of emotional intelligence in today’s leadership, the truth is many of us continue to grapple with this issue and in the past few years, it has only become worse thanks to the changing realities of leading in today’s faster-paced, 24/7 work environment.

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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, however, is utterly alien to the overwhelming majority of businesses and professional enterprises worldwide. That’s important, not because I think MBAs should be more like SEALS—I don’t—but because real-world excellence requires more than commitment to educational achievement.

As an educator, I fear world-class business schools and high-performance businesses overinvest in “education” and dramatically underinvest in “training.” Human capital champions in higher education and industry typically prize knowledge over skills. Crassly put, leaders and managers get knowledge and education while training and skills go to those who do the work. That business bias is both dangerous and counterproductive. The SEALS can’t afford it. “Under pressure,” according to SEAL lore, “you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.” When I see just how difficult and challenging it is for so many smart and talented organizations to innovate and adapt under pressure, I see people who are overeducated and undertrained. That scares me.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 3:14 AM

How Navy SEALS get better at getting  better - and lessons for the business world.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 29, 12:00 PM

While I totally believe there are elements of Seal training that can be applied to business, however the big difference is, that in business our lives are not directly and physically at risk so we tend to minimize the role. It boils down to attitude.

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Bridging the Trust Chasm

Bridging the Trust Chasm | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Whoosh and it’s gone! Trust can evaporate in an instant and organisations are notoriously poor at recovering it. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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10 Steps for Engaged Leadership

10 Steps for Engaged Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
David Zinger shares how organizations can fuse leadership and engagement to drive productivity and organizational success.

Via Anne Leong, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Tony Park's curator insight, May 29, 11:21 PM

Move from known to unknown

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10 Best Kept Secrets on Building a Business That Lasts

10 Best Kept Secrets on Building a Business That Lasts | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When in 1994 Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras wrote their business best seller ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies’, the world was a very different place to what it is now. More than 20 years later, it turns out organizations cannot be ‘built’ to last by simply adhering to a set of fixed best practices; instead they should ‘build’ to last by continuously redefining practices in response to the rapidly changing context around them. Today’s business context is characterized by VUCA, an acronym derived from the military world: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The VUCA environment translates into complete industries being turned around or swept away in the blink of an eye, the average corporate lifespan being shortened dramatically and the rules of success being altered by the day.


Here are 10 best kept secrets on how to build today to last beyond tomorrow.

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3 Rules for Experts Who Want More Influence

3 Rules for Experts Who Want More Influence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

In these days of social media chest-thumping, it seems like everyone is calling themselves an expert. This declaration is often in inverse proportion to how well-known the person is; back in the early days of my consulting career, I, too, clamored to label myself an “expert,” as though that would assuage potential clients who had never heard of me. Not so much.

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Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent

Building High Performance Teams Takes More Than Talent | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Sometimes, very talented people just aren’t a good fit for your organization, but more often, the problem lies in a leaders’ inability to harness or align their employees’ talent to the mission. Either of these situations can cause employees’ talent to atrophy — or, worse, give them a reason to move on to a more engaging position at another company. Your job, as a leader, is to recognize when talent isn’t being used to its fullest potential and correct the situation

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4 Ways To Very Quickly Grow Your Business - Forbes

4 Ways To Very Quickly Grow Your Business - Forbes | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs think that business growth has to occur slowly. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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The Use of Emotional Intelligence For Effective Leadership

The Use of Emotional Intelligence For Effective Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

This article was co-authored by Brent Gleeson and Dyan Crace, Marketing Manager at Internet Marketing Inc. “There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” – William (Bill) Halsey, Jr.


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Are you prepared for the future?

Are you prepared for the future? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Our Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) is a truly global study of more than 13,000 business leaders and 1,500 HR executives. The GLF report is a fascinating study of leadership today and focuses on the experiences of leaders all around the world, and the implications.
It’s clear that, not only are leaders struggling with new skills such as using analytics, driving innovation, surviving in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world and managing increasingly diverse teams, they are finding the fundamental requirements of leadership difficult.
These include delivering on the specific strategy of their CEOs, leading rather than managing, and effectively interacting with teams.


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 22, 2:32 PM

I so agree with David Hain on this one. The tough part is genuinely development of true relationships rather than contrived and distorted dysfunctional groups.

Gary Johnsen's curator insight, May 23, 9:53 AM

Good summary of leadership needs and HR's response

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, May 25, 4:30 AM

añada su visión ...

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Can You Be A Success Managing Remotely?

Can You Be A Success Managing Remotely? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about remote teams or remote workers, but there’s not a lot of discussion about remote managers. There are a lot of moving parts to being a manager and most advice assumes managers are face-to-face with at least a portion of their workforce. But if that’s not the case, there are steps you can take to manage successfully.
 
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Is Leadership Manipulation and is there a Science to it?

Is Leadership Manipulation and is there a Science to it? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As the leaders of today, we enroll, we enlist and we try to inspire. And as the “matrixed” organization becomes more prevalent due to how it “saves money,” you no longer have your entire team within your division. You may find that the CEO is the only common leader and she DOES NOT want to hear that the kids are not playing nice in the sandbox. As a result, to succeed, you MUST enroll other people, in other divisions, in other geographies, maybe in other companies to want to help you succeed – often by committing time and resources to the marketing of your cause. This has become so prevalent today that the Corporate Executive Board has coined a new title in our modern age: the Network Leader who is proficient in both Individual Task Performance and Network Performance

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Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership

Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When Fredrick Winslow Taylor designed the world’s first modern assembly line and forever changed industry, persuasion was the last thing on his mind. Taylor believed assembly line workers simply needed clear direction on how to execute prescribed tasks. His belief, which manifested in both physical design and organizational structures during the decades that followed, was that the human factor should be removed from the production equation to the greatest extent possible. Stopwatch and measuring tape in hand, Taylor designed and advocated for systems that maximized efficiency and predictability through vertical integration and top-down control. And with that, the 20th century’s great quest for bureaucratic efficiency began.

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The Hard Work of Soft Power

The Hard Work of Soft Power | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“Inclusive leadership starts with an intention of wanting the best for the world, not necessarily the best in the world. It is a form of leadership that looks deeply into the role of the leader as a custodian of values, character and resources,” says Kurt April, Professor of Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion at the UCT Graduate School of Business and Associate Fellow of Said Business School (University of Oxford).

April, whose research over 15 years spans a wide range of leadership issues, says that inclusive leadership seeks to encourage the input of key stakeholders, valuing their opinions and welcoming the diversity of perspectives and experiences they contribute. A far cry from the pervasive hierarchical styles of leadership of old.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 11:29 AM

How to sell change to hearts and mot just minds!

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Difficult bosses: can neuroscience help?

Difficult bosses: can neuroscience help? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Difficult bosses are always a challenge but usually also a learning opportunity.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 7:22 AM

What does brain science suggest you do with a narcissist boss?

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7 Strategies for Successfully Leading During Personal Crisis

7 Strategies for Successfully Leading During Personal Crisis | New Leadership | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, a member of my family received a cancer diagnosis that none of us expected. Since then we’ve been on a roller coaster that is all-too familiar to far too many people. But for us, it was new. In the hours and days of dealing with the news, I knew we could be managed through a process like many before us, or we could take a more active leadership role in our patient’s care. We chose the latter.

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Building trust as a leader (Principal)

Building trust as a leader (Principal) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Over 50% of employees don’t trust their boss.* 5 reasons leaders seem dishonest: Pretending things are better than they are. Holding your nose in the air. Arrogant leaders sacrifice others to prote...

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Why Successful Leadership Depends On Connections - Forbes

Why Successful Leadership Depends On Connections - Forbes | New Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the criticisms frequently levelled at senior executives is that they prefer doing deals to actually running businesses.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 9:00 AM

Who you know that can help you and you can help is the key to long term development.

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“LEADING CHANGE”….through dissonance!

“LEADING CHANGE”….through dissonance! | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Loosely translated from the French this means “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. In the words of Machiavelli, “There’s nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things”. These quotations point out two basic and somewhat opposite concepts about change: No change is final….Change is difficult. As a leader leading change should expect resistance upfront, develop strategies to deal with it, and ALWAYS communicate, empower, communicate, empower….and repeat rinse!

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David Hain's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

Ideas for cracking organisational inertia.

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Are you a “social” leader?

Are you a “social” leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Calling All Leaders (Managers and Executives)

Are you a “social” leader?  Have you found your Blue Unicorn?

Blue Unicorns are the rare leaders who are transforming their leadership for today’s connected social economy. Today’s workforce is engaged in social. Today’s customers are consulting their networks for recommendations and using social proof to guide purchases.

The question to ask yourself is… how social are you?


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David Hain's curator insight, May 24, 6:08 AM

Summary of "A world Gone Social, HT Jim Claussen!

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60 Useful Thoughts To Help You Live In The Moment

60 Useful Thoughts To Help You Live In The Moment | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We're all busy, overworked, overburdened, overscheduled, overstressed--but once in a while we all need to slow down and just be, to experience things without overthinking them.

Here are 60 inspiring ideas that can help you be present in the moment.

Via David Hain, Wise Leader™
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David Hain's curator insight, May 24, 6:04 AM

Nice mindfulness checklist from @LollyDaskal

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 26, 2:49 AM

Good list Mindfulness a key to success in all aspects of life including work

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Leadership and Popularity

Leadership and Popularity | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Ultimately change requires vision, and vision is the initial prerogative of few. It is the visionary who conjures a different future. Yet,without entrenched power, they must win “popular opinion” to realise it, because the majority only accept the need for change when the status quo becomes unbearable

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7 Smart Habits of Great Innovators

7 Smart Habits of Great Innovators | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The biggest misconception about success is that what you did yesterday will help you succeed tomorrow.

To stay on top of your game, your business, and your leadership, you need to keep innovating.

To continue innovating you have to keep learning, thinking, questioning, exploring, experimenting, associating, and intersecting ideas.

Develop these habits to become more innovative:

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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 5:08 AM

How do you do on this innovation check list?

John Michel's curator insight, May 22, 9:07 AM

Great innovators have the habit of combining surprising things. Creativity happens when two things collide to create a whole new idea, and insight requires that we solve challenges with new perspective. That happens best when you work with those outside your industry or field.

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Women in Leadership: Be Less Super, More Human

Women in Leadership: Be Less Super, More Human | New Leadership | Scoop.it
“Superhuman is not a compliment,” explained Linda Rottenberg, CEO of Endeavor, “because what it actually means is that you’re unrelatable.” And this is exactly the problem. When you try to hide who you really are because you don’t want to be perceived as “too feminine” or “too different,” what you actually do is distance yourself from people, which ultimately has a negative effect on your career.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 5:19 AM

Who are you when no-one is watching? Where do you put that person at work? Does that feel authentic?