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The Dos and Don'ts of Company Mission Statements

The Dos and Don'ts of Company Mission Statements | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Question: Which company does this mission statement belong to? “Respect, Integrity, Communication and Excellence . . . We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We do not tolerate abusive or disrespectful treatment. Ruthlessness, callousness and arrogance don't belong here.” 

Answer: Enron.

Anyone can say that they’re an ethical, visionary, progressive, blah blah blah company. The problem here, of course, was that Enron was the exact opposite: a predatory corporation feasting on the misfortune of everyone they did business with.

But the problems with mission statements go beyond the typical discord between words and actions. Let’s face it: most mission statements are awful. They’re so bad that there’s a website that randomly generates mission statements. The nonsense the site creates could easily be plugged into any company.
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Design Thinking: Why are Many Business Leaders Talking About it?

Design Thinking: Why are Many Business Leaders Talking About it? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

These days there’s a lot of talk – and a lot of executive education – revolving around “design thinking”. Companies like Apple, Netflix, Facebook, and others are disrupting industries and business models left and right. With these developments comes the realization that traditional approaches to problem-solving are no longer enough. So, across industries around the world, attention is shifting to design thinking as an approach for unleashing creativity and innovation in organizations.

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Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The art of asking questions is the source of all business success.
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The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world

The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. Here are six attributes of leaders who display the ability to not only embrace individual differences, but to potentially leverage them for competitive advantage.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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David Hain's curator insight, June 12, 2016 3:16 AM
How to be inclusive, huge leadership success factor!
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9 Things Every Aspiring Leader Should Know

9 Things Every Aspiring Leader Should Know | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Take a lesson from those who have braved the fire and come out on the other side.

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3 Psychologists Share Their Best Research-Backed Leadership Tips

3 Psychologists Share Their Best Research-Backed Leadership Tips | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What the latest psychological research has to say about becoming a great leader.

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5 Leadership Secrets Of Collaboration Success

5 Leadership Secrets Of Collaboration Success | New Leadership | Scoop.it
There is nothing more important to leadership and organizational success than collaboration. What are the 5 leadership secrets to collaboration success?

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Five Moments When Saying No Is Your Best Strategy

Five Moments When Saying No Is Your Best Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Most successful leaders have little difficulty saying no to a losing deal, to a project that’s wasting money, or to a request that doesn’t align with their priorities. But these same leaders can find it very uncomfortable to speak up when their concerns are less cut-and-dried or when their organization is hell-bent on pursuing a plan. In certain situations, it can feel politically risky to hesitate or ask too many questions. Even with their direct reports, many leaders find themselves putting off the difficult conversations needed to address issues such as drifting standards, inappropriate behavior, or emerging bad habits.

But, as difficult as it can be, saying no is often the key to effective leadership. Without the ability to push back when needed, you run the risk of “commitment drift”: promises made to customers or employees, or to promote safety, specific values, financial discipline, or social and environmental responsibility are eroded incrementally, without anyone really stopping to think about the consequences. As Joseph Fuller and Michael C. Jensen pointed out in their 2002 paper “Just Say No to Wall Street: Putting a Stop to the Earnings Game,” saying no to such dysfunctional momentum can be your best strategy for helping your company succeed as well as living your values.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 2016 3:46 AM

If your gut says no, it probably should prompt you to say no - or at least explore your concerns openly!

donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 2016 10:49 AM
(From the article): Being prepared to recognize and act on these moments of truth makes it less likely that you will blow by critical decision points without giving them the attention they deserve. The fact is, it only gets harder to speak up if you wait. And, as you practice saying no or raising questions constructively, you increase your ability to exert a positive influence on your organization.
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Five Ways Ineffective Leaders Cause People (and their organizations) To Fail

Five Ways Ineffective Leaders Cause People (and their organizations) To Fail | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders we cannot make people successful. People do things because they can and they have to. We can make it necessary and possible – but we cannot cause anyone to do anything they either cannot do – or choose not to do. While we cannot make anyone successful – leadership can increase the odds that people will fail.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 2, 2016 6:46 AM

Carcinogenic leadership practices that need treatment today!

Craig Schwesinger's curator insight, June 3, 2016 11:42 AM
A good read for principals engaged in changing the culture of an under performing school/staff.
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Evolving leadership in the digital age

Evolving leadership in the digital age | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The era of heroic leadership is over. Leadership has become a team sport - it is no longer defined by what a single leader does but by the ability to collaborate, motivate and manage networks.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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Chad Manske's curator insight, June 2, 2016 3:39 PM
Interesting perspective on the changing nature of leadership. "Studies show that organisations which take leadership development seriously outperform their competition."
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To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership

To Win the Civil War, Lincoln Had to Change His Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In our work with leaders, we see that great ones grow themselves and their organizations by deliberately working on three areas:

They wisely manage the present, anchoring in purpose and values.
They selectively forget the past, letting go of old values, beliefs, and behaviors that no longer serve them or their organizations.
They purposefully create the future by adopting new aspirations, values, beliefs, and behaviors that enable a step-change in their leadership.
Most leaders are good at the first and third areas. What many leaders may not recognize is that we often need to give something up — a belief, attitude or behavior — in order to achieve a new level of performance. How is this done effectively?

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David Hain's curator insight, May 31, 2016 5:16 AM

Past, present and future leadership - what wins you battles doesn't always win you wars! The Abe Lincoln story.

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A CEO shares 4 strategies for improving your leadership skills

A CEO shares 4 strategies for improving your leadership skills | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leading is much more than just letting people know their responsibilities.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 1, 2016 9:15 AM
(From the article): Clarity, commitment, compassion and courage are all unique characteristics leaders have to demonstrate. While these are not always natural or easy to develop, it’s important for leaders of any age to grow in these areas to see future success.
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Management vs leadership: what’s more important?

Management vs leadership: what’s more important? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The future of most organisations relies on finding a balance between these two vital roles, writes Nicholas Bradbury of the NHS Leadership Academy


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Activating staff to become leaders

Activating staff to become leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Research by Potentialife investigated the latest scientific observations and thinking in leadership behaviours. The current business landscape, paired with consumer mass-adoption of technology, creates a highly fertile climate to drive measurable behavioural change in the workplace. Businesses today must embrace this new era, and understand that it takes many leaders, at all levels of a business, to drive an organisation forward. Angus Ridgway, Co-Founder and CEO of Potentialife, discusses the findings

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Leadership Practices to Foster a Growth Mindset 

Leadership Practices to Foster a Growth Mindset  | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Organizations must learn how to develop a growth mindset to build an innovative culture that will thrive in the era of digital business.

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The 1 Trait All Great Leaders Have In Common

The 1 Trait All Great Leaders Have In Common | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Spoiler: It's not their title.
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Emily Skinner's curator insight, June 25, 2016 1:20 AM
Leaders who are willing to do the dirty work and help carry the heaviest burdens have far more influence than those who look down from their "thrones."
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How to Instantly Become an Effective Leader (and It's Actually Simple)

How to Instantly Become an Effective Leader (and It's Actually Simple) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
A dynamic marketplace requires new leadership skills.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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Mutiny on the ice: Earnest Shackleton and the trust equation

Mutiny on the ice: Earnest Shackleton and the trust equation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
How is it that Shackleton managed to provide the leadership to overcome mutiny and save all of his men despite the desperate nature of their predicament? 

What can we take from it that would be useful in business today?  I believe it came down to trust - the trust that Shackleton’s men had built in him, and the environment of trust that he created in his team.

There is a Trust Equation defined in the book The Trusted Advisor that shows the elements needed for trust to exist. 

It’s this: Trust = (Credibility x Reliability x Intimacy)/Self Orientation

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David Hain's curator insight, June 9, 2016 6:09 AM

Meet the Trust Equation! How well does yours add up?

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How to Build and Nourish Trust (Even After You've Lost It)

How to Build and Nourish Trust (Even After You've Lost It) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Trust is leadership currency and difficult to survive without, so what do you do when you lose it?

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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12 Habits for Building Leadership Presence - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

12 Habits for Building Leadership Presence - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is about making others better because of your presence. When someone looks at you, they should be able to gain confidence; they should be inspired to

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Are you a Strong or Hard Leader?  

Are you a Strong or Hard Leader?   | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Something that is strong bends and flexes, while keeping its original essence, this is true whether you are a strong or hard leader
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"10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders"  

"10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders"   | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But they are facing a critical deficit: They lack people with the know-how, experience, and confidence required to tackle “wicked problems.” Such problems can’t be solved by a single command, they have causes that seem incomprehensible and solutions that seem uncertain, and they often require companies to transform the way they do business.

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Abel Linares's curator insight, June 4, 2016 12:12 PM
Only 8 percent of the respondents turned out to be strategic leaders, or those effective at leading transformations. PWC 2015
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How Leaders Can Build a Strong Team

How Leaders Can Build a Strong Team | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Understanding the notion of leadership can help leaders to build a strong team. Leadership is perceived as an activity in which leaders are allowed to mana

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"7 Ways Leaders Can Empower Their Employees To Succeed" 

"7 Ways Leaders Can Empower Their Employees To Succeed"  | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Of the many, many things that today’s leaders are expected to do, one of the most sought-after abilities in a leader is someone who can motivate and support those around them to bring their best selves to the work they do.

Indeed, thanks to the transition from managing task workers to leading knowledge workers, being able to tap into the collective insights, experiences, and talents of those you lead has become a critical factor to determining an organization’s capacity to adapt and respond to the changing needs of today’s global market.

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