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A Failure to Communicate: The Role of Talent, Learning and OD in Effective Workplace Communication

A Failure to Communicate:  The Role of Talent, Learning and OD in Effective Workplace Communication | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I am honoured to host an excellent guest article by Paul Tuck, Head of Talent, Elysian Training,UK on the importance of effective communication. Communication is perhaps the most significant deterrent to business results, workplace development and engagement and the imperative to improve the way we communicate and build bridges that take us forward with internal and external constituents is critical. Elysian has been breaking new ground in training and development for the past ten years. The quality of their work and growing reach is outstanding.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 12:11 AM

"Communication is a strategic agenda topic, a central part of the culture of the organisation." ~ @elysiantraining

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How We Built a New Company Culture

How We Built a New Company Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Too often, any thought of changing a culture, never mind rebuilding it, seems like a Sisyphean task; the weight of the status quo ultimately rolls back and crushes such efforts.

 

I learned this while leading a turnaround of NPS Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that now specializes in creating treatments for rare diseases. To save the 20-year-old company, I had to get it operating like a start-up. In the process, I came up with six rules that could also help others change their cultures.

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Excellent article highlighting the link between culture and values.

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How to keep staff happy

How to keep staff happy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Keeping employees fulfilled in their roles should probably be the number one priority for managers looking to retain a talented, ambitious workforce, says Rhian Morgan
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Culture is King and Change Leadership is Queen

Culture is King and Change Leadership is Queen | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The great Kings and Queens work in tandem with each other, and are loved by the people. Great leaders are loved too. In business, culture and change leadership are King and Queen.

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Become a Company That Questions Everything

Become a Company That Questions Everything | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Imagine you’re a bright, inquisitive person working for a company with long-established policies and work processes in place (or maybe you don’t have to). Now let’s say you’ve noticed one of those processes is not as efficient or effective as it might be, which leads you to reasonably ask: Why are we doing it this way? Is there a better approach?


What happens next in this scenario could be a good indicator of whether your company has a culture of inquiry or one of acceptance and conformity. If it’s the former, that question you raised will be carefully considered and may trigger ongoing discussion — and possibly action — by the company’s managers and leaders. You might be praised and even rewarded, just for asking it.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 30, 3:27 PM

A culture of inquiry starts at the top — with leaders who question. 

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Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech

Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech | New Leadership | Scoop.it
By seeking — and appreciating — the views of the entire group, a manager can turn dubious followers into active participants in the task at hand.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 8:35 PM

School decisions where I worked were open and shut. There was little evidence we wanted any conversation which might challenge the status quo and managerial stances.

David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 11:44 PM

As a team leader, you need energy.  Get it by encouraging diverse views.  Don't keep punching the blancmanges!

Catherine Besse's curator insight, April 30, 1:37 AM

Une approche intéressante du Leadership : encouragez la libre parole !

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The Fundamental Principle behind an Effective Organization

The Fundamental Principle behind an Effective Organization | New Leadership | Scoop.it

What if you could focus on just one principle that would dramatically increase the effectiveness of your organization?  How would your leadership approach shift if you viewed your organization through a lens of connection?


The concept of connection is central to the definition of an organization.  In the simplest form, an organization is a group of people connected to each other, to their work and to a common goal or outcome.

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What “Boss-less” Firms Can Teach Us

What “Boss-less” Firms Can Teach Us | New Leadership | Scoop.it

A handful of “flat” firms are inspiring industry leaders to rethink the organisational hierarchy. But what’s so special about these firms, and why now?
 

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David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 4:38 AM

What lessons can be learned by banning the bosses?

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 29, 5:15 PM

Giving greater autonomy to people is generally a good thing.

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Carrying the Flag: Discovering the Leader in all of us

Carrying the Flag: Discovering the Leader in all of us | New Leadership | Scoop.it

From our earliest memories it seems countless people in our lives are keen to convince us leading is reserved for a special few. It’s something someone else does until we ourselves earn the appropriate promotion, attain a particular position, or win the next election. So what’s the effect of our adopting such a limited perspective? Well, perhaps not surprisingly, it makes it altogether too convenient for each of us continue to ignore our own leadership potential. It provides us with a convenient excuse to abdicate responsibility for our role in permitting, promoting, and even protecting the existing state of affairs.

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There's no I in Team, but three i's in Leader

There's no I in Team, but three i's in Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership. Is there anything more captivating when we see it at work? Or anything more disappointing when it doesn’t deliver?

 

We often debate what constitutes a good or a bad leader. Identifying a good leader or a bad leader presumes there is in fact leadership in play. That may not always be the case. A ‘good leader’ might just be someone prominently associated with a cause we favor. And a ‘bad leader’ may not be leading at all. Conversely, history has shown that bad people may in fact lead effectively -- at least for a time. We need definition.

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3 Innovative Methods to Battle #Leadership Blind Spots

3 Innovative Methods to Battle #Leadership Blind Spots | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The concept of not knowing what you don't know has gotten its fair share of attention. Here are three practices that can lead to crucial discoveries.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 26, 11:23 PM

Why asking better questions is often more important than finding answers...

Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 27, 7:35 PM

"The important and difficult job is never to find the right answers, it is to find the right question." Peter Drucker, The Practice of Management (1954)



3. Set aside time every day to sit, think, and write down better questions--about yourself and your organization. Gregersen's 4-24 Project is an attempt to start a movement among leaders to ask better questions. Specifically, Gregersen is urging leaders to take four minutes every day to write out all the questions they have about anything personal or professional.

While there are potential business ROIs in the activity--including, but not limited to, articulating disruptive questions for your company--there are also personal benefits. First and foremost, there's the meditative practice of simply sitting and thinking. For at least four minutes a day, you will (ostensibly) remove your mind from your immediate to-do list, and think only of questions. On more stressful days, these questions will, of course, pertain to your to-do list, as opposed to long-term, big-picture, high-concept thoughts. But even then, you'll at least gain the benefit of venting. 

Over time, says Gregersen, you'll be able to do what Christensen did as an HBS student: Review your lists of questions, and notice the patterns. 


Dave Wood's curator insight, April 28, 12:09 AM

As a coach you get to ask the disruptive questions that uncover leadership  blind spots.  Some key ideas here which can be enhanced by visually recording your coaching sessions.

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6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Do yourself a favor and avoid these costly pitfalls.
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Get Your Hands Dirty and Drive Innovation

Get Your Hands Dirty and Drive Innovation | New Leadership | Scoop.it

CEOs by nature are time-starved species. Critical to their success and the success of their organization is how they carve up the hours on the clock. Those who  invest their time advancing their company’s business model or seeking a better one are adding value to their organizations. 

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Collaborative, cooperative and hierarchical leadership

Collaborative, cooperative and hierarchical leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As to whether collaborative, cooperative, hierarchical, partner or shareholder owned models are superior? I think that’s a red herring. There are exemplary models of both, but that’s a red herring too. What we need to aim for are authentic models of leadership based on both formal and social power. Formal power is granted through hierarchy, social power through community. One is positional, the other consensual. In the Social Age, we operate in both spaces, for work and play.

 


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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 3:03 AM

Such good sense as ever from @julianstodd!

pbernardon's curator insight, May 2, 11:16 PM

Une vision claire des avantages d'une organisation collaborative avec une superbe infographie des compétences sociales des leaders Sociaux. 

 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 3, 11:21 PM

Thinking about leadership models with examples and with emphasizing that not one of them alone could be an overarching success formula and they are also blended in a certain extent...

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10 Ways to Balance Profit and Principles

10 Ways to Balance Profit and Principles | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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The consumer is changing how they view the businesses that supply the products or services they want or need to purchase, and business owners need to note and act on these changes, if they wish to remain in business.


In the past, if you had what someone wished to purchase and you were conveniently located  and reasonably priced you got the business, but now consumers weigh up many factors before they commit to a purchase and a key factor is the social standing of the business in their community.


This excellent article, explains the changes that have occurred in consumer behaviour, and it offers ten ways a business owner can satisfy consumer expectations whilst remaining profitable.

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It's Time to Open Space in the Workplace

It's Time to Open Space in the Workplace | New Leadership | Scoop.it

IMAGINE walking into a 2-day meeting that looks and feels like this:

 

You arrive late and right away, you know there’s something different going on. No podium, no stage, no speakers or presenters, and no theatre style set-up; just a large circle of empty chairs in the middle of the room. You’re guessing those seats were filled when the meeting started a little over an hour ago.

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LA Clippers: A Sterling Case of Hari-Kari at the Top

LA Clippers: A Sterling Case of Hari-Kari at the Top | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Call it a hiccup or a long-term slump; large or small, every brand faces a crisis. The crisis can be brought on by a direct competitor (Blockbuster trumped by Netflix), a sudden shift in consumer habits (The Beatle haircut on Brylcreem Hairdressing), a product recall (GM’s ignition switches), the mishandling of an environmental disaster (BP‘s oil spill), or the personal misbehavior of an executive.
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High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda? | McKinsey & Company

High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda? | McKinsey & Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the basics. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Stop Confusing Innovation with Technology

Stop Confusing Innovation with Technology | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As anyone who is paying attention knows: “innovation” is important to every single brand on the planet.

 

How do we know? Because nearly every CEO talks about “innovation” as a differentiator. Every start-up, it seems, refers to their value proposition as “innovative”. And don’t even get me started on all the “innovative” ninjas, gurus and self-anointed experts that sell based on the importance of being… you guessed it… “innovative.”

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5 Steps to Maximizing Your Team’s Work – and Productivity

5 Steps to Maximizing Your Team’s Work – and Productivity | New Leadership | Scoop.it

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” — Tom Peters

 

As the leader of your team — whether it consists of a small group, a division, or an entire corporation — the team’s success ultimately rests on your shoulders.

 

While the stress of maintaining high productivity may “roll down the hill,” so to speak, you can divest yourself of only so much responsibility for your team’s performance.

 

Guaranteeing high performance may seem a daunting task, but it basically boils down to prevention and maintenance.

 

Maintenance takes place when you have to jump in and fix something when it goes wrong. Preventive measures are put in place in the beginning to prevent breakdowns from happening in the first place.

 

Try these tips to maximize day-to-day team performance:

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Building a Culture of Trust

Building a Culture of Trust | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In my last post on creating a culture of joy, we talked about high-fives and Toto.

 

But let's face it, not every day with your team is filled with unicorn rides through daisy-laden fields. There are some days when things are tough, where there is much work to be done, and your team is looking to you to lead them through it. So when that moment comes, will your team trust you to lead them well?

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The Importance of Trust: It Makes Your Culture “Change Ready”

The Importance of Trust: It Makes Your Culture “Change Ready” | New Leadership | Scoop.it

What is the level of trust in your culture? What do employees think of senior management?

 

Research says that only 49 percent of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are even more dismal; 28 percent of surveyed employees felt the CEO was a credible source of information.


Trust promotes creativity, conflict management, empowerment, teamwork, and leadership during times of uncertainty and change. A culture of trust is a valuable asset for any organization that nurtures and develops it.

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The Two Leadership Truths

The Two Leadership Truths | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Too many people aspire to leadership roles for the wrong reasons. “Becoming a leader,” they think, “is the best way to make the most money” or “get the most perks” or “have the most control.” Ambition fuels achievement and is essential to a thriving career. But it is a mistake to pursue leadership roles for selfish reasons. Seeking leadership roles shouldn’t be about what the role can do to advance your career. Lots of things can help you be an effective leader. But selfishness isn’t one of them.


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Leadership is about leaving people and organisations better off than you found them - @btreasurer

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Leadership is about leaving people and organisations better off than you found them  @btreasurer #Humancapital

Michael Binzer's curator insight, April 28, 2:08 AM

Selfishness is NOT a good reason to pursue leadership! There has to be a vision for WHAT you want to achieve with your leadership. Do you agree?

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How the Collaborative Economy Will Change the Way You Do Business - CIO

How the Collaborative Economy Will Change the Way You Do Business - CIO | New Leadership | Scoop.it


Chief catalyst at Crowd Companies and an advisor (and former analyst) at Altimeter Group. "If you thought social media was disruptive, you haven't seen anything yet.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 26, 11:31 PM

This has to change the way we do business - the challenges are too large and complex to solve independently!

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Emotional Intelligence applied to Leadership

Emotional Intelligence applied to Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Currently I am reading a very interesting book from Daniel Goleman on Leadership and the “Power of Emotional Intelligence”. Dr. Goleman specializes in psychology and brain sciences and thus applies...

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 26, 8:00 AM

Leading yourself adequately and being aware of your own constraints, culture, worldviews and abilities plus being willing to learn and move forward on the path of “emotional intelligence” will certainly have a major impact on how you will lead others.

daniel peled's curator insight, April 28, 10:57 AM
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou