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Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance

Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders can only lead in participation with others being led, so why do most business schools cling to notions of individualism?

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, March 22, 2:36 AM
Collaborative team leadership as a highly social activity and 'ensemble' performance art in this example: time to question (again!) why heroic individualised leadership models continue to persist.
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How to Deal with Unfamiliar Situations

How to Deal with Unfamiliar Situations | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Three ways to be more effective with new people and processes.
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How To Make Work Matter

How To Make Work Matter | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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GestionBarrette's curator insight, March 17, 7:27 AM

Simple and efficient!

Angela Heath's curator insight, March 17, 7:42 AM

Your human capital is soooo important.  Learn more...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 17, 12:44 PM

(From the article): Happiness is a loaded word in our culture, and in our workplace cultures. It’s important to keep in mind that we all have our own personal definition of happiness. But I firmly believe that a fulfilling career is a direct result of doing work that matters – that engages us mind, heart, and soul. Leaders can’t force employees into the zone, but they can certainly facilitate and nurture the process and make this more of a reality by making decisions that keep this in mind. And for employees – it’s a satisfying challenge if you decide to make it matter.

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Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question

Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Are leaders born or made?  When I pose this question to executives or HR professionals, the vast majority say that leaders are made; that is, leadership is something one can learn. Yet researchers have found traits, such as extraversion and intelligence, which differentiate leaders from others.  This seems to imply that we can identify future leaders by looking at their traits – but we must be cautious when drawing such conclusions.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 4:53 AM

Leaders make themselves. Leaders know that leadership starts with simple traits. How thoroughly we develop those traits is the journey we called leadership. 

donhornsby's curator insight, March 16, 6:08 AM

(From the article) So are leaders born or made?  What is this question really asking?  If it is asking whether someone will emerge as a leader among a group of peers, then those types of leaders are born.  But if it is asking whether someone will perform effectively in a leadership position, then that is dependent on the context, the type of job, and the person’s ability to develop leadership skills. This cannot be predicted by their traits.

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Leadership Gold Nuggets From Around The World - Part 7 - 12 of 27

Leadership Gold Nuggets From Around The World - Part 7 - 12 of 27 | New Leadership | Scoop.it
This is the second of a multi-part article on the wisdom and insights gained from the 2012 International Leadership Blogathon.  The first part is located here: (...)

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David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 6:54 AM

Some great articles, worth revisiting, from @toddbnielsen.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 14, 10:18 AM

The titles alone are interesting suggesting the articles are worthy of looking into more closely.

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Authenticity versus the Armor of Leadership by Travis Waits

Authenticity versus the Armor of Leadership by Travis Waits | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 7:23 AM

(From the article) Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence. This in turn showcases the leaders character and ethics, who they are, from the inside out.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 1, 11:53 AM

Great scoop here via @davidhain.  David, I totally agree with you and I would add that being vulnerable requires a lot of confidence! 


Here is my favorite part of the post:



Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence.


This in turn showcases the leaders character and ethics, who they are, from the inside out.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 2, 6:47 AM

be authentic! never comprise relationships at the cost of rising up the ladder:-)

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Five ways storytelling can empower your business

Five ways storytelling can empower your business | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Storytelling is a powerful communication tool. The wisdom of the ages has been preserved because it was handed down the generations through myths legends, fables and parables. If it can survive thousands of years, then imagine what it can, right now, for your business.


Neurologically we're wired for narratives; it's how our brains work. Stories connect people to each other because of the resonance they create - we identify with stories and think 'yes that sounds like me too'.

 

There are five key areas where storytelling can work well to enhance the success of your business communications

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5 simple ways leaders fail...

5 simple ways leaders fail... | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I'm 100% sure that failure is good...I'm not saying that I like it, desire it, or try to find it, but I know that when I fail, I am helped for the next step, in life , business and family.Here are five areas that I've failed in, as a leader. I hope they help you...

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Shedding the Shackles of Judgment for Better Decision-Making

Shedding the Shackles of Judgment for Better Decision-Making | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Passing judgments of others and ourselves hampers our ability to learn. By asking questions differently, we can learn more and make better decisions.
 

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Dealing with Uncertainty

Dealing with Uncertainty | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As technology automates even more work to increase productivity, and as workplace tasks become even more complex, today’s jobs are demanding higher cognitive skills

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How can we find the time to lead?

How can we find the time to lead? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Time management is a fundamental skill - learn how to do it from the experts.
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Ethical leadership - do things right, do the right thing

Ethical leadership - do things right, do the right thing | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Work is all about execution. It’s about getting things done, meeting the deadline, collecting the money, changing the organization. The discipline is there every month in the cash flow: get any part of the execution wrong, and your organization will see it and feel it at the end of the month. But it is also there in the attitudes of colleagues that change over time.

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Dan Biles's curator insight, March 7, 5:39 AM

Management is about doing things right.  But leadership is about doing the right thing – morally, emotionally, tactically - for the organization.

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How to smash leadership barriers | HRZone

How to smash leadership barriers | HRZone | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It has become a common mantra that it is vital to develop leadership in our organisations. Many firms spend thousands of hours and millons of pounds trying to develop their leaders. But when would-be leaders return to the workplace, they find the all the inspiring ideas about leadership are impossible to put into practice. Why is it that even the best ideas about leadership are often so difficult to implement?

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 12:14 AM

What's your sustainability climate like? And why would you worry about it?

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Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.

Via Bobby Dillard, John Michel, Wise Leader™
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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 10:15 PM

Leadership and directions

Dan Biles's curator insight, March 20, 5:34 AM

Avoid paralysis by analysis..."Highly effective leaders are decisive when called upon to make tough calls quickly and confidently. Take a moment to assess a difficult situation and then calmly and rationally consider your options. As soon as you have the information you need to make an informed decision, make it. Don't let fear of being wrong prevent you from making what you know is the right call."

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, March 22, 6:29 AM

De lo bueno a lo mejor

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Gauge Which Activities Aren’t in Sync with Your Strategy

Gauge Which Activities Aren’t in Sync with Your Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Getting the right stuff done takes more than alignment.
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Why Your Brand Needs Social Listening

Why Your Brand Needs Social Listening | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Listening isn’t a new concept.

In the 1850s, for example, playwrights, actors and artists in London would frequent a press-clipping agency to see what was being said about them in the news — in essence, “listening” for mentions of themselves.

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Servant Leadership: The Agile Leadership Transformation

Servant Leadership: The Agile Leadership Transformation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you think like a Servant Leader? With the Agile Transformation requires a new approach to leadership.

Via ManagingAmericans, Christian Bartosik, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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ManagingAmericans's curator insight, March 13, 5:27 AM

Do you Think Like a Servant Leader or Act Like The Smartest Guy in the Room? This article is written for IT Leaders, but applies to leadership of all areas.

Christian Bartosik's curator insight, March 15, 1:09 AM

The typical oldstyle manager seeks to achieve outstanding performance by focusing on processes and data.  He thinks that if he tweaks the workflow and captures some additional metrics, he can improve team performance.

He is always willing to set aside his job of planning, organizing, staffing and controlling in order to jump in to deal with the crisis of the day. Problem solving provides immediate gratification and allows him to go home at the end of the day feeling as if he has accomplished something.

The thoughts of a servant-leader would be completely different. His job is to develop people, not systems. Such a leader would view the success of his team as the means of achieving that success and would behave accordingly.  He would ensure the team has the resources it needs and would seek to remove obstacles that impede the team’s progress.  

The servant-leader allows the team to solve the crisis of the day without direct intervention.  He may provide coaching, advice or additional resources to the team, but he lets them work out the solution.  And he makes sure the team gets the credit for the solution.  The servant-leader understands that, over time, the problem solving skills of the team will exceed his own abilities.

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Managers can’t ignore importance of emotional intelligence

Managers can’t ignore importance of emotional intelligence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The study, which questioned senior IT managers and directors with project or programme responsibilities, across businesses from a variety of industry sectors, showed that five key factors contribute to the project failures.  This includes the lack of clear objectives at the start of the process (66 percent); unrealistic deadlines (58 percent), poor communications with the team and/or third parties (45 percent); lack of commitment from senior managers (33 percent) and lack of core skills within the team (30 percent).

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The Four Most Important Questions A Leader Must Ask

The Four Most Important Questions A Leader Must Ask | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Startup founder. Enterprise CEO. Author of one of my favorite books ever. And one of the most generous leaders I know. That just gets it started describing today’s guest, Vineet Nayar

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Great leaders aren't afraid to take risks

Great leaders aren't afraid to take risks | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you need to be a risk-taker to be a successful leader? This is a question many young professionals ask me, particularly as they ascend to more senior leadership positions. My answer is simple: yes
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 4:25 AM

(From the article): There is not always a chemistry with your boss, but if there is a foundation of mutual respect and trust, then they should back you, lessening the blow if the direction or new idea proves ineffective. At least they know you were doing it with the right intentions.

Dan Biles's curator insight, March 11, 7:05 AM

"To me it is the responsibility of a leader to challenge norms and established processes. To take calculated risks and push boundaries so the business does not stagnate or lose relevance."

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21st Century leadership: How to meet modern business challenges

21st Century leadership: How to meet modern business challenges | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Our view on what makes a great leader and the best leadership approaches to adopt has changed over time, partly as research has come up with new findings, but also (particularly since the beginning of the 21st Century), to meet the demands of the ever-changing global market.

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Dan Biles's curator insight, March 10, 6:11 AM

Even in a local government that is designed for slower decision making, we need to be able to "make fast decisions from complex and sophisticated data."

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The rise of emotional intelligence

The rise of emotional intelligence | New Leadership | Scoop.it

n the 1980s, Sir John Alistair Graham, chief executive of the then Industrial Society, stated that the challenge for employers in the future would be to tap into the discretionary effort of their employees.


At the time, none of us realised how true this would become.

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Daniel Elmaleh's curator insight, March 8, 9:44 AM

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, March 9, 1:23 PM

EI (EQ) is one way leaders can awaken, inspire and empower the human potential in their organizations.

Alex Moyle's curator insight, March 11, 6:21 AM

5 Excellent Skills to develop,   Kouzes and Posner one of my favourite leadership books

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Self-leadership: How good are you in leading yourself?

Self-leadership: How good are you in leading yourself? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
When most people think of leaders, they think of famous people like Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or (when talking about toxic leaders), Adolf Hitler. But why not think about ourselves in term of a leader?

Via F. Thunus, donhornsby, Kimberley Richardson, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 4:06 PM

We probably do not think of this concept, but leading one's self is important in living.  I think this is critical to classroom teachers who often do not have much contact with other adults for the necessary leadership. It is more the way schooling is than by choice.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 28, 5:18 AM

"Your ability to lead yourself will determine how well you lead and inspire others." K. Richardson

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 22, 2:04 PM

The founding father of self-leadership, Charles Manz, defines self-leadership as “leading oneself toward performance of naturally motivating tasks as well as managing oneself to do work that must be done but is not naturally motivating”

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The key to 21st century leadership

The key to 21st century leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders must change their attitude to risk, innovation and technology.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 3:15 PM

We make it sound like change is new. It is not. In fact, it is a constant and has always been. The way change is handled is important. Is it imposed or part of something bigger?

David Hain's curator insight, March 8, 3:23 AM

I'm not sure leadership has a key, but maybe this is part of the 21C security code...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 4:26 AM

(From the article): The CEO needs to nurture innovation and therefore develop a leadership team that will encourage change and allow staff to try new things. However, business leaders also need to find the right balance between providing a clear governance framework and giving staff free reign.

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Emotional Quotient - the key to balanced leadership

Emotional Quotient - the key to balanced leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Awareness and self-management are crucial to leadership success.
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