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4 Ways Leaders Can Trade Form for Substance

4 Ways Leaders Can Trade Form for Substance | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Much has been written about the glam, gravitas, posture, and positioning of what we loosely refer to as leadership.  “Leaders” of this genre enter a room and command it, their stewardship measured in awed silence and respectful tones.  Trust and allegiance result naturally, says the mythology, as individual wills fall effortlessly to the leader’s charm and presence.

 

Baloney.

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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion. These three TED talks show you exactly what that means and how you can apply it to your own brand storytelling.


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Norval Oswald's curator insight, July 27, 11:17 PM
Nice article on Story telling - Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion.
David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2:30 AM

We all need meaning and context It's hard to make meaning as a leader without telling stories. Some great perspectives here on how to do that.

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The Management Shift: An engaging strategy

The Management Shift: An engaging strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It is much more than a matter of a bit more enthusiasm and extra productivity. The Management Shift is a transition:
From a controlling mindset to an empowering one,
From setting rules to establishing principles,
From issuing instructions to creating teams,
From overseeing transactions to building alliances,
From a focus on short-term profits to serving all stakeholders,
It means a change both for individual executives, and for the wider organization.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 1:43 AM

"Truly transformational leadership can lift performance across the board. It is a different philosophy, not just a new set of techniques and measures." ~ Vlatka Hlupic

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Is ‘holacracy’ the future for HR management? Exclusive interview with Zappos

Is ‘holacracy’ the future for HR management? Exclusive interview with Zappos | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Zappos latest idea is to implement a ‘holacracy’, a radical management structure where employees operate without managers or job titles, but rather in self-governing overlapping circles, where they choose what they work on. Sound like a recipe for disaster? Head of HR Hollie Delaney is the woman charged with implementing it.
“A holacracy is not like a traditional hierarchy at all. You really need the senior management in the company to throw down their authority and give it to the employees who are doing the day-to-day jobs,” says Delaney, who has worked for Zappos for eight years, beginning her tenure as the organisation’s first ever employee relations representative.
“The aim is to create a workplace where employees pick up that authority and make decisions without looking to a manager or supervisor for approval. We’re hoping that this creates an environment where people can be innovative and engaged with their jobs – things that are really important to our key values.”


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David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 6:16 AM

Senior management challenges of getting rid of managers!  Let go, and get to know each other better!

sally evans's curator insight, October 21, 3:46 AM

At last weeks CIPD event in Cardiff, I talked about Zappos approach to employee engagement and when compared to Netflix, the similarities are interesting.....personal responsibility and pride in the brand.

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Does Your Presence Inspire People to Inspire Each Other?

Does Your Presence Inspire People to Inspire Each Other? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Many leaders believe that their presence must be the dominant force in the room. Yet if they are always the dominant force in the room, will others engage, commit, and own the goals?  Or will people always be looking to the leaders?  And what happens when the leaders are not in the room?


Great leadership presence is not the dominant force in a room. It is inspiration that moves people to inspire each other.

 

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John Michel's curator insight, October 16, 11:49 AM

Great leadership presence is not the dominant force in a room. It is inspiration that moves people to inspire each other.

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The Overlooked Elements of Profound Leadership Presence

The Overlooked Elements of Profound Leadership Presence | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership presence, while beneficial for those believed to have it, is most powerful when it's used to move, touch, and inspire people.
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David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 2:27 AM

"He moves people by listening to them, not hearing their words. He genuinely expresses interest in people. They want to connect." ~ Shawn Murphy @shawmu #BeMoreHuman

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Small Shifts in Wellbeing Have a Big Impact on Performance

Small Shifts in Wellbeing Have a Big Impact on Performance | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers should know that serious health and work problems can arise from even minor shifts in employees' wellbeing, according to a recent Gallup study. Here's how to address this problem.

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Adrienne McLean's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:12 PM

A motivating article - interesting!

 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, February 27, 2013 2:22 PM
Glad you enjoyed it!
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The communication skills managers need to master

The communication skills managers need to master | New Leadership | Scoop.it
There are five core principles of interpersonal communication that managers need to master if they want to operate effectively in today’s interconnected workplace, says Simon Mitchell
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You’ll Be a Better Leader If You Don’t Believe the Hype

You’ll Be a Better Leader  If You Don’t Believe the Hype | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you really all that.Do you believe in your headlines. What would your family think about your management skill set?
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The Four Pillars of Blue Ocean Leadership

The Four Pillars of Blue Ocean Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

To unleash employees’ untapped talent and energy, leaders need a strong repertoire of actions, not just better awareness and empathy
 

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Serve in Order to Lead

Serve in Order to Lead | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The CEO of a big fast-food chain sat in his corner office looking out into the bright blue sky with his childhood friend. Through sheer grit and 

determination, he’d built the company from his father’s modest neighbourhood food outlet thirty years ago.

 

It was now his fiftieth birthday and he was reflecting on his life. 'I have this feeling that there is something missing,” he complained to his friend who was sitting across the table.


 

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The power of storytelling

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Creating a more open organisation

Creating a more open organisation | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Recent ILM research revealed that employees value openness above all over things as a driver of trust. Sue Weekes asks how employers can be authentically open and honest.

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Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership

Why Our Complex World Needs Connective Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

“Diversity trumps ability” as a sufficiently diverse, large group of non-experts often outperforms a small group of experts,”found Future Perfect authorSteven Johnson. In our increasingly complex, disruptive world, we will face more situations where we’ll benefit from calling on the so-called wisdom of the crowd.


Thus it behooves us to have colleagues with very different work and life experiences, and from diverse professions and industries.

 

Secondarily, as a connective leader, hone your capacity to recruit and involve them to support you, as you would support them, and to work together around sweet spots of mutual interest. With that diverse network of trusted colleagues you are more able to recruit people who can see a situation from varied perspectives. Plus, when you want to attract attention and support you can recruit unexpected allies to be more compe

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Richard Branson's 10 Rules For Being A Great Leader

Richard Branson's 10 Rules For Being A Great Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The billionaire chair of the Virgin Group explains the principles that have gotten him to where he is today.
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Rewire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader

Rewire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It's not the carrot or the stick that causes people to follow a leader; it's whether they feel certain they will achieve what the leader says they'll achieve.

Therefore, to lead effectively, the correct question to ask yourself is: "How do I create a sense of certainty in other people?"

Once again, neuroscience has an answer. Humans have what are called "mirror neurons" in nearly every part of the brain: the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex, and the inferior parietal cortex.

Mirror neurons cause people to imitate the behaviors they see in others. Therefore, to create certainty in others you must first create certainty in yourself.

This is why great leaders always seem so self-confident. Self-confidence is the outward manifestation of the sense of certainty that they've created within themselves, a certainty that infects everyone around them.


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David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 2:59 AM

The latest neuroscience research explains exactly how to inspire people to follow where you lead.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, October 17, 6:04 AM

Be a mirror!  By displaying confidence and competence, along with other leadership characteristics, we can affect how others see themselves.  Being a positive influence and example goes a long way in everyday leadership.

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How To Improve Your Leadership Presence

How To Improve Your Leadership Presence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders must remain authentic.

 

That’s the most important thing to establishing a real presence as a leader, because people are very good at spotting fakeness.  There are certain people that whenever they talk, no matter what they’re saying, everyone listens. We all know someone like this. People respect their opinions, because they have proven themselves. So how can leaders establish and increase their leadership presence?

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Military precision

Military precision | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership in the Armed Forces can mean the difference between life and death. Steve Hemsley asks what leaders in the public and private sector can learn from the military counterparts
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21st Century Secrets of Leadership Gravitas

21st Century Secrets of Leadership Gravitas | New Leadership | Scoop.it

You know if you are in the presence of someone with gravitas because they hold everyone’s attention instantly and hypnotically, even if you don’t always know why. There are now two rooms in the 21st century. How does a leader own the room when the room is virtual and the audience can be global?

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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 15, 6:18 PM

Connected products are changing how value is created for customers, how companies compete, and the boundaries of competition itself. 

David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 1:41 AM

How will the 'internet of things' change our competitive environment (and therefore our lives and careers)? Good provocation form Michael Porter.

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How allowing unlimited holidays can benefit an employer

How allowing unlimited holidays can benefit an employer | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The world’s most successful entrepreneurs are turning to a new business model, by releasing the shackles on their staff and trusting them with unlimited holiday. Rhian Morgan talks to Jenny Biggam, of major media agency the7stars, about how the policy works for them
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Why leadership is so important in education

Why leadership is so important in education | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We often talk about the importance of leadership in education, but what does it actually mean?
How can we lead all students to make good decisions about their unknown future lives?

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 10, 8:48 PM

Leading each student forward on their path of individual learning process is what makes teaching so hard: all students have individual needs and should have personal goals in their learning, but setting and updating those goals would take a lot of teachers’ time. This is why it is so important to engage students in setting their own learning goals 

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The shadow side of leadership - hubris, derailment and overdrive

The shadow side of leadership - hubris, derailment and overdrive | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Dark side characteristics are found in almost everybody’s make up. Anyone working with executives will be aware of how a tough focus can lead to unhelpful behavioural features that strains relationships.


There are, of course, steps that leaders can take to minimise the risks resulting from the dark side of leadership. Ashridge’s latest research, The Leadership Shadow, co-authored by Anthony Kasozi and myself, shows that the shadow side and the bright side of a leader’s personality are intimately connected, but can drift apart upon taking up a pressurised leadership role. These leadership shadows or ‘gremlins’ have the potential to send what’s best about an executive’s leadership over to the dark side.

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Simon Sinek: These Are the 3 Most Valuable Leadership Traits

What are the top qualities of great leaders? It's not a great mystery, said Simon Sinek at the World Business Forum on Wednesday. As the motivational speaker and author explained, it really boils down to three things: selflessness, empathy, and an ability to manage anxiety on your team. Here is a look at each trait, and why it is so valuable for you to cultivate. 

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