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Gallup: Why Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore Employees' Well Being - Forbes

Gallup: Why Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore Employees' Well Being - Forbes | New Leadership | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: marksdk) If you or your employees are bringing your problems to work, you are likely to be hurting each other's performance, according to recent research by Gallup.
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Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First. | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.


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Building a Collaborative Enterprise

Building a Collaborative Enterprise | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Collaborative communities encourage people to continually apply their unique talents to group projects—and to become motivated by a collective mission, not just personal gain or the intrinsic pleasures of autonomous creativity. By marrying a sense of common purpose to a supportive structure, organizations are mobilizing knowledge workers’ talents and expertise in flexible, highly manageable group-work efforts. The approach fosters not only innovation and agility but also efficiency and scalability.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, Today, 9:03 AM

Four keys to creating a culture of trust and teamwork. 


One of the principles mentioned in this article is shared purpose


In focusing on a shared purpose collaborative communities seek a basis for trust and organizational cohesion that is more robust than self-interest. 


A shared purpose is not the verbiage on a poster or in a document, and it doesn’t come via charismatic leaders’ pronouncements. It is multidimensional, practical, and constantly enriched in debates about concrete problems.


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Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader - EdTech & MLearning

Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader - EdTech & MLearning | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership comes with hard work but successful leadership entails more than just laboriousness, it calls for special traits that only a select few possess. Whether these traits are skills that can be developed or are a matter of biological endowment is something which still needs scientific back-up. Generally speaking, successful leaders do have something in common. They share a set of common characteristics such as : confidence, focus, trust, far-sightedness, accountability, enthusiasm, persistence, communication, determination, love of their work, and patience. Also, successful leaders are a joy to be around. They listen empathically and are a source of inspiration and zeal to the people around them.

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4 Ways To Tell If You're Really Leading By Example

4 Ways To Tell If You're Really Leading By Example | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In theory, you know the best way to lead is by example. But when you get busy and things don't go your way, do you practice what you preach?

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 4:22 PM

Are you leading by example?  

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The 5 Words Leaders Use That Do More Damage Than Good

The 5 Words Leaders Use That Do More Damage Than Good | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 

The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is “People are our greatest asset.” Those five words do more damage than good.

 

That was the hook as I began my speech this week at the Great Place to Work list announcement in Dubai .

 

I have gotten so that when I hear that phrase, to me it is a signal that whoever said it is not really connected about those assets. If you have to say it, you probably do not believe it yourself

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7 Ways to Improve Employee Reviews

7 Ways to Improve Employee Reviews | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Traditional, annual performance review practices are dying. Instead, organizations are teaching managers better ways to communicate and connect with their employees more often.
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3 Leadership Lessons from the Dinner Table

3 Leadership Lessons from the Dinner Table | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders, we continually search for ways to improve, refine and hone our skills, abilities and demeanor. In this quest, we are consistently met with one immovable hurdle that limits our achievements…time. No matter how we adjust our schedules, there are consistently 24 hours in a day. We try to cheat Mother Nature and gain more usable time by sleeping less. This only works as a surge technique and not sustainable as less sleep over time loosens our focus and reminds us to remain mentally sharp, we must take proper care of our brain housing and sustainment system, also known as our bodies. For me, this means two things: Exercise and Eating. The first part is easy. Exercise is my time. It is time to clear my mind and lose myself in thought while achieving that Runner’s High to which many of us are so addicted. The second part is what I would like you to think about today. Are you eating properly? Are you being efficiently effective with this time, or are you wasting it merely obtaining sustenance for your body?
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Why Successful Leaders Focus On Giving Over Getting

Why Successful Leaders Focus On Giving Over Getting | New Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the wonderful benefits of our digital age is not only how we’re able to discover the talent and artistry of people we might have otherwise overlooked, but also how we’re now able to peek behind the curtain to learn what inspires them; to discover and understand what guides them to create these moments of engaging insights that linger in our mind’s eye.

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10 Most Important Leadership Skills for Team Success

10 Most Important Leadership Skills for Team Success | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a really great leader? Here’s our personally-curated list of the most important qualities.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 26, 2:44 PM

Good list to consider....

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Delighting in the possible

Delighting in the possible | New Leadership | Scoop.it
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 Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Everybody loves self-improvement. We want to get smarter, network better, be connected, balance our lives, and so on. That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. We read all the lists, but we have trouble sticking to the “easy steps” because while we all want the benefits of change, we rarely ever want to do the hard work of change.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 28, 5:50 PM

Think of self-improvement as play, not work.

donhornsby's curator insight, Today, 9:26 AM

(From the article): Playfulness changes your mind-set from a performance focus to a learning orientation. One of the biggest reasons we don’t stretch beyond our current selves is that we are afraid to suffer a hit to our performance. A playful posture might help John feel less defensive about his old identity — after all, he’s not forever giving up his “secret sauce” and fountain of past success, he’s just practicing his bad swing.

John Michel's curator insight, Today, 11:30 AM

Much research shows how play fosters creativity and innovation. I’ve found that the same benefits apply when you are playful with your self-concept. Playing with your own notion of yourself is akin to flirting with future possibilities.

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Labeled leadership - what does it add?

Labeled leadership - what does it add? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

There are more than 20 different styles for just naming ‘different’ leadership approaches.


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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2:04 PM

A nice debunking of the 'leadership style' myth.  we love titles, and they help to sell books, don't they?

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10 Classic and Enduring Rules of Great Leadership

10 Classic and Enduring Rules of Great Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The special qualities of remarkable leaders are complex and rare.


Leadership requires the courage to fashion a code of conduct governed by principled conviction, so reviewing the writings of Classical philosophers is a good place to begin our journey towards becoming more effective leaders.


Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas did just that for their book, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership, and discovered the ancient philosophies remain relevant today.

Here are the 10 Golden Rules of Leadership:

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Team Building Without Time Wasting

Team Building Without Time Wasting | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith explains how to efficiently help your team work better together.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 8:32 AM

How can you help your team work better together? A great video discussing this important subject.

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How high is your leadership likeability?

How high is your leadership likeability? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader does it really matter if people like you at work? After all it’s not a popularity contest. Or is it? Tom Bruno-Magdich of 4D Human Being argues that being likeable actually goes a long way to being a successful leader
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9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership

9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Fortune asked America’s top executives to share their thoughts, and here's what they had to say.

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Inspiring those that will lead in the future

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9 of the most inspiring acts of leadership via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/6NkxRB

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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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