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The Secret Ingredient of Brilliant Leaders and Managers

The Secret Ingredient of Brilliant Leaders and Managers | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I have only come across a handful of brilliant leaders and managers in my working career.

 

The ingredient these people shared was, they were intrinsically drawn to “doing the right thing”. The “right thing” for these leaders and managers wasn’t always popular. The act of choosing for them was sometimes personally agonising, but they still made those decisions.

 

When questioned, many leaders and managers know what “doing the right thing” is, but quite often,  mysteriously,  they just don’t make that decision.  Thus, opportunities are lost, credibility is questioned and results are lower than expected.


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 29, 2012 1:40 PM

(From the Article): When leaders and managers don’t understand how to manage difference whether it is psychological, cultural, or an equality issue, or are more concerned about speedy outcomes at the expense of the people they employ, then there is a danger unhelpful decisions will be made.

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:58 AM

Intuition

 

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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 …

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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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7 Tips for Bringing Virtual Teams Together

7 Tips for Bringing Virtual Teams Together | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Virtual companies can often run like well-oiled machines, with high productivity and work-life balance for employees, well, in balance. I founded the  1 Million for Work Flexibility movement because I know just how valuable work flexibility is for both employees and for companies. 


Still, managing work from home teams can be a challenge, and it can be isolating for some workers. That’s why it’s worth the effort to establish practices for your distributed teams that foster a team culture and help keep everyone on the same page. Here are seven ways to help your workers create—and maintain—strong ties.

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Finding value as a new leader

Finding value as a new leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

During a recent conversation with a high-performing team member embarking on a new leadership role, I posed the following question: “What kind of leader do you want to be?”


The response that followed was one I often hear: “I’m an expert, so I can lead by example and show the team what a good job looks like by how I tackle the work.”


My follow-up question… “What other ways can you add value to the team?” …was met by a long pause.

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How to spot drive and potential within your employees

How to spot drive and potential within your employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Tom Chapman offers some advice on how to identify and reward those workers who have the drive and potential to make your business a success.
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14 Leadership Lessons

14 Leadership Lessons | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to join over ~200,000 leaders in 350+ locations around the world who came together for one of the largest events of the year – the Global Leadership Summit. The speakers were gathered at the Willow Creek campus in Chicago, but only about 5% of the total viewing audience was present onsite – the majority of us were participating from countries all around the world.  The Summit is an annual event where you’ll find business leaders, church leaders, political leaders and social leaders from across all spans of life.


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David Hain's curator insight, August 18, 12:02 AM

Some nice #Leadership soundbytes here.  My favourite -“Your culture will only ever be as healthy as the most senior leader wants it to be.” ~ Bill Hybels

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 18, 1:16 AM

some nice quotes (and thoughts) there!

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What is Strategy?: The Three Levels of Strategy

What is Strategy?: The Three Levels of Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Find out what business strategy is, and learn how you can apply strategy across all levels of your organization.
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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.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, August 20, 7:13 AM

Mani Karthik sees the #Future of #Work is already widely implemented.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 1:17 AM

True... good selection...:-)))

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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.

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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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Using technology to improve employee engagement

Using technology to improve employee engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Maintaining employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses. Irrespective of salaries and benefits, it’s very important for businesses to create a working environment where their employees are motivated and engaged; where they feel they are working towards a common goal, have a say in the business strategy and objectives, and are supported to develop themselves.

 

It’s important for businesses to have engaged staff. Without them businesses will struggle; it will be harder to retain staff, productivity will fall and absence will increase. It could also result in losing vital organisational knowledge that comes with time in the role, or even losing competitive information if an employee joins a rival.

 

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Missing Deadlines: What You Can Do to Get The Team Back on Track

Missing Deadlines: What You Can Do to Get The Team Back on Track | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The reason why so many organizations have so much trouble doing what they intend to do, on time, is because when they fail to meet a deadline, nothing happens. The dates come and go and noone talks about it

 

And then there is no new focused deadline established because no one is talking about it at all

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What Do You Do When Creating Change Backfires?

What Do You Do When Creating Change Backfires? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Creating change in the workplace? Your employees better be engaged first. Creating change within the work environment can be a difficult task. Often, the employees who most need to reassess their habits are the ones who are the most resistant to HR and management’s efforts to introduce some new energy and perspective into office operations.

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What are the simple ways for successful team building?

What are the simple ways for successful team building? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It takes efficient leadership to build a successful team. Successful team building is both an art and science, where an ideal environment is created for an awesome team to operate. Successful team primarily means a group of employees who share substantial working relationship with each other contributing tremendously to the organization. Successful and powerful teams motivate employees to learn, grow and be a part of the collective success of the business.

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Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills

Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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Emilia Hart's curator insight, August 16, 10:18 AM

Babies are very sensitive to chemicals as their immune systems are just preliminary to develop. The delicate skin of babies cannot produce sufficient oil to continue moisturized. Normal skin care products might dry their fine skin and composite the problem. The best decision is to apply natural baby care products for babies.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 16, 1:35 PM

Leadership skills is necessary for any any business owners and personnel in management positions. Great leaders are effective because they continue to grow and develop. The learning never stops no matter what position you are in!

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, August 17, 9:55 PM

We offer some of the best, DiSC leadership assessment tools, obtained from our provider, Epic, for the CEO, used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication tools.

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