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How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic  

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic   | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and create a more productive environment for everyone.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 2016 9:49 AM
For m, one small change would be to stop using the word system when referring to people. People are people and allow for the dynamics to be complex and complicated. Words matter.
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7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have By Jessica Stillman

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have By Jessica Stillman | New Leadership | Scoop.it
These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.

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Decoding leadership: What Really Matters

Decoding leadership: What Really Matters | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face. And they’re right to do so: earlier McKinsey research has consistently shown that good leadership is a critical part of organizational health, which is an important driver of shareholder returns.

 

A big, unresolved issue is what sort of leadership behavior organizations should encourage. Is leadership so contextual that it defies standard definitions or development approaches? Should companies now concentrate their efforts on priorities such as role modeling, making decisions quickly, defining visions, and shaping leaders who are good at adapting?


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New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

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Linda De Vries's curator insight, April 4, 2016 12:55 PM

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, April 4, 2016 5:41 PM

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

Daniel Perskawiec's curator insight, April 11, 2016 12:18 PM
Very insightful information right there! To succeed one needs to have excellent rapport skills on the inside (called integrity) and on the outside to exhibit these behaviours. Excellent list!
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Where do most leaders fail in performance reviews?  

Where do most leaders fail in performance reviews?   | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders should not avoid having the “last 8 per cent conversation” if they are to successfully improve individual and team performance and boost productivity, according to an expert in performance under pressure.
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6 Seldom Mentioned (But Terribly Important) Leadership Traits

6 Seldom Mentioned (But Terribly Important) Leadership Traits | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Quick — tick off the leadership traits that you often hear from conference speakers, read in leadership books or blogs, or study in training programs.

I’m guessing your list includes these: Inspiring, visionary, passionate, focused, disciplined, decisive, ethical.

The lesser known qualities of leadership get far less mention, but still they play a huge role in determining success over a leader’s lifetime.

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Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs

Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As a leader, communicating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. No matter how hard you try to get your message across, it is all too easy to find the next day that you face the same blank stares, predictable objections, and questions that indicate that you failed to make it stick — that people just aren’t getting it. One reason leaders find themselves in this cycle is that their approach to communication is based on an outdated mental model. It’s a model best described as a “post office.” They view themselves as the sender of a message and others as the receivers. If problems arise, leaders look for disruption somewhere along the route.

The post office model focuses most leaders’ attention on the sending process, rather than the give-and-take of effective conversations. Even if they invite people to ask questions and truly value their buy-in, these leaders are still preoccupied with their message. This leaves them ignorant about the larger context and reality on the ground, including emerging issues and game-changing opportunities. In the extreme, thinking in terms of the post office model causes leaders to make decisions in isolation or miss the early warning signs of dysfunctional momentum.


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True two-way conversation can break the cycle of ineffective communication.

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True two-way conversation can break the cycle of ineffective communication.

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When leaders engage with a willingness to be influenced, others are more open to being influenced.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 2016 7:19 PM

True two-way conversation can break the cycle of ineffective communication.

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How many of these leadership traits have you mastered?

How many of these leadership traits have you mastered? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Being an effective leader means mastering skills from five key themes, a new study has found.

Dr Sunnie Giles, an organizational scientist and leadership development consultant, undertook research to find out the traits needed to be an effective leader. Her research involved 195 leaders across 15 countries.

Participants were asked to identify the 15 most important leadership competencies from a list of 74. The top 10 were then grouped into five main themes that all leaders should aspire to achieve.

“These five areas present significant challenges to leaders due to the natural responses that are hardwired into us,” Dr Giles notes.

She goes on to say that with “deep self-reflection and a shift in perspective… there are also enormous opportunities for improving everyone’s performance by focusing on our own.”

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Some authoritaive research on the leadership skills needed for the future.

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Skip Gole's curator insight, March 31, 2016 7:06 PM

Some authoritaive research on the leadership skills needed for the future.

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Some authoritaive research on the leadership skills needed for the future.

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Some authoritaive research on the leadership skills needed for the future.

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10 Common Leadership and Management Mistakes: Avoiding Universal Pitfalls

10 Common Leadership and Management Mistakes: Avoiding Universal Pitfalls | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn how to recognize and avoid 10 of the most common mistakes made by leaders and managers.
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Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader

Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Transformational leadership is one of the most inspiring leadership styles. Learn how to be a transformational leader.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 29, 2016 1:32 PM
(From the article): Transformational leaders inspire great loyalty and trust in their followers. They have high expectations, and they inspire their people to reach their goals. You can become a transformational leader by following these steps: Create an inspiring vision of the future. Motivate people to buy into and deliver the vision. Manage delivery of the vision. Build ever-stronger, trust-based relationships with your people. Keep in mind that, to succeed as a transformational leader, you'll need to work on your own skills, and set aside time and space for personal development.
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5 Enduring Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones

5 Enduring Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Since the HBO series Game of Thrones debuted in 2011, it’s become a cultural phenomenon. The show — which is based on George R. R. Martin’s books in his A Song of Ice and Fire series — features a slew of characters vying for power and control.

In addition to being thoroughly entertaining, Game of Thrones is a remarkable story that showcases various good and bad leadership qualities. Here are five of the good ones:

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4 Critical Habits of the Best Leaders

4 Critical Habits of the Best Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Just because you are in the leadership position, it doesn't mean you are good at it. Here is what you need to be the best.

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Kevin Daum outlines 4 Critical Habits of the Best Leaders that Simon Cohen, CEO of Henco Logistics, shared with him.
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Angus Woodhead's curator insight, March 25, 2016 1:30 AM
Kevin Daum outlines 4 Critical Habits of the Best Leaders that Simon Cohen, CEO of Henco Logistics, shared with him.
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How to Understand Your Company’s Genetic Code

How to Understand Your Company’s Genetic Code | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I met with a CEO recently who was disappointed in her company’s most recent employee engagement numbers. A year earlier, they ran an employee engagement survey and, based on those results, the company had made efforts to improve engagement. This year’s survey showed the engagement numbers actually went down. Disappointing, indeed.

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Experiential Learning is Key to Developing Responsible Leaders

Experiential Learning is Key to Developing Responsible Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Ashridge recently published a study in which senior business leaders were interviewed to understand what kinds of experiences had shaped their leadership practices.  The particular focus was on responsible leadership, which has been gaining much more attention in recent years.

 

Through the interviews, several key themes repeatedly emerged as having been influential in the development of senior leaders' responsible leadership behaviour: 

 

First-hand experiences of pressing social challenges, relationships with people experiencing them and with the people and organisations working effectively to help address them.Early career experience in organisations with a strongly-held culture and values of responsible and sustainable business.Exposure to senior leaders with a passion for this kind of business leadership who act as role-models or mentors.Support to reflect on and make sense of these kinds of experiences and how to act on them in business leadership roles.

 

The participants in this research had all taken part in Business in the Community's Seeiing is Believing program - an initiative in which senior leaders learn first-hand about issues such as alcoholism, homelessness, ex-offenders, youth unemployment and the low carbon economy by going out as a group and meeting people who are affected by these issues, subsequently reflecng on the experience and then reporting on the experience and what it means to the Prince of Wales.


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Real world training always has impact. What does your organisation do here?

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ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 27, 2016 4:33 PM

Real world training always has impact. What does your organisation do here?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:10 AM

Real world training always has impact. What does your organisation do here?

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:45 PM

Real world training always has impact. What does your organisation do here?

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3 Mindset Shifts That Will Make You a Better Leader

3 Mindset Shifts That Will Make You a Better Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
There is no doubt the practice of mindfulness is one of the key skills you, as a leader, must master if you are going to create mindset shifts

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Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Most time-strapped executives know they should plan ahead and prioritize, focus on the important as much as the urgent, invest in their health (including getting enough sleep), make time for family and relationships, and limit (even if they don’t entirely avoid) mindless escapism. But doing this is easier said than done, as we all know—and as I, too, have learned during years of trying unsuccessfully to boost my effectiveness.

In my case, I stumbled upon an ancient meditation technique that, to my surprise, improved my mind’s ability to better resist the typical temptations that get in the way of developing productive and healthy habits. Much in the same way that intense, focused physical activity serves to energize and revitalize the body during the rest of the day, meditation is for me—and for the many other people who use it—like a mental aerobic exercise that declutters and detoxifies the mind to enhance its metabolic activity.


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Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:42 AM

Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2016 2:28 AM
Manish has writtern a wonderful article that suggests how one can be a better leader. While the adage, observe more react less is true, the means of doing this would require not reacting immediately, or even postponing decision making for another day. Meditating, relaxing by taking a break, and I guess 'sleepiong over the problem could be a great help.  It has been noticed that knee-jerk reactions to e-mails and other correspondences might cause more harm than good!
rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2016 2:35 AM
Manish states very clearrly that it is not a good idea to react immediately to e-mails and make immediate decisions. Sometimes it is better to 'sleep over' over the problem! Taking a vacations before making a decision might help too!
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4 Principles for Using Your Power as a Leader

4 Principles for Using Your Power as a Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, if you lead a girl scout troop or you’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, you will be faced with choices on how to use your power.

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The Difference Between Management and Leadership [Infographic]

The Difference Between Management and Leadership [Infographic] | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It's one thing to be a manager but it's completely different to be a leader. This infographic shows the difference between management and leadership
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Understanding How to Deal With Conflict in the Workplace

Understanding How to Deal With Conflict in the Workplace | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Your brain may shut down when you hear the word conflict. If so, you’re not alone. Conflict invokes everything from sibling rivalry to marital disagreements and the recent GOP debates. For many, conflict at work is the worst.

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The Science Behind How Leaders Connect with Their Teams

The Science Behind How Leaders Connect with Their Teams | New Leadership | Scoop.it
 

Research shows that in leaderless groups, leaders emerge by quickly synchronizing their brain waves with followers through high quality conversations. Simply put, synchrony is a neural process where the frequency and scale of brain waves of people become in sync. Verbal communication plays a large role in synchronization, especially between leaders and followers. Synchrony between leaders and followers leads to mutual understanding, cooperation, coordinated execution of tasks, and collective creativity.

On the surface, brain synchrony seems easy to understand. It simply implies that people are literally on the same wavelength. Yet, at a deeper level, interpersonal synchrony involves much more. Dr. Daniel Siegel explains that “presence”, “wholeness”, and “resonance” are at the core of the ability to develop synchrony. Recent advances in brain science can help leaders learn to synchronize with followers on these deeper levels:


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Three ways to achieve synchrony.

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Stephania Savva, Ph.D's curator insight, April 3, 2016 2:02 PM

Three ways to achieve synchrony.

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Three ways to achieve synchrony.

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Three ways to achieve synchrony.

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Innovation Leadership – Nine critical functions. 

Innovation Leadership – Nine critical functions.  | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Innovation leadership refers to the different leadership styles needed to influence employees’ innovative behaviour to generate creative ideas that promote innovative products, services, and solutions in organisations.

This style of leadership is one that fosters the following nine dimensions which are critical to promote a climate conducive to creative thinking and organisational innovation. The corresponding questions for each dimension will assist you to determine how many boxes you can tick, and whether innovative leadership is happening within your team/organisation.   

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Are you serious about Innovation? How many boxes can you tick? ~ Sebastien Salicrou

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Are you serious about Innovation? How many boxes can you tick? ~ Sebastien Salicrou

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Are you serious about Innovation? How many boxes can you tick? ~ Sebastien Salicrou

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Are you serious about Innovation? How many boxes can you tick?

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Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation

Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn about transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, bureaucratic leadership, transactional leadership, servant leadership and more.
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You're a Control Freak: 5 Tips to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness

Despite how much leaders want to control their universe, there is so little that they actually control. Learn how to be effective regardless of this reality.

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How leaders can make big organizations more innovative

How leaders can make big organizations more innovative | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Big institutions reward efficiency, risk-avoidance, and predictability, all things contrary to what’s needed for innovation. How can leaders change this?

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“Companies that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have a leadership problem.” Change needs to happen form the top down.

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The 7 Best Traits All Authentic Leaders Have in Common

The 7 Best Traits All Authentic Leaders Have in Common | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Knowing who you are and what you stand for is the first step in building a culture of growth and transparency.

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(From the article) Authentic leaders may not exhibit all of these characteristics at the same time because authentic leadership involves developing more tolerance for vulnerability, which is difficult. As Dr. Brené Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of courage." Authentic leadership is courageous leadership because you have to make yourself vulnerable by showing others who you truly are, which also opens you up for criticism.
 Authentic leadership and transparent work culture are one and the same: You cannot have one without the other. A leader does not suddenly become authentic, just as a work culture doesn't one day become transparent. Authentic leadership is a constant journey and commitment, both to your own growth and to the growth of something bigger than yourself.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:48 AM
(From the article) Authentic leaders may not exhibit all of these characteristics at the same time because authentic leadership involves developing more tolerance for vulnerability, which is difficult. As Dr. Brené Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of courage." Authentic leadership is courageous leadership because you have to make yourself vulnerable by showing others who you truly are, which also opens you up for criticism.
 Authentic leadership and transparent work culture are one and the same: You cannot have one without the other. A leader does not suddenly become authentic, just as a work culture doesn't one day become transparent. Authentic leadership is a constant journey and commitment, both to your own growth and to the growth of something bigger than yourself.
Vincent PEIFFERT's curator insight, March 25, 2016 3:23 AM
(From the article) Authentic leaders may not exhibit all of these characteristics at the same time because authentic leadership involves developing more tolerance for vulnerability, which is difficult. As Dr. Brené Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of courage." Authentic leadership is courageous leadership because you have to make yourself vulnerable by showing others who you truly are, which also opens you up for criticism.
 Authentic leadership and transparent work culture are one and the same: You cannot have one without the other. A leader does not suddenly become authentic, just as a work culture doesn't one day become transparent. Authentic leadership is a constant journey and commitment, both to your own growth and to the growth of something bigger than yourself.
Stephanie Gilchrist's curator insight, March 25, 2016 12:08 PM
(From the article) Authentic leaders may not exhibit all of these characteristics at the same time because authentic leadership involves developing more tolerance for vulnerability, which is difficult. As Dr. Brené Brown says, "Vulnerability is the birthplace of courage." Authentic leadership is courageous leadership because you have to make yourself vulnerable by showing others who you truly are, which also opens you up for criticism.
 Authentic leadership and transparent work culture are one and the same: You cannot have one without the other. A leader does not suddenly become authentic, just as a work culture doesn't one day become transparent. Authentic leadership is a constant journey and commitment, both to your own growth and to the growth of something bigger than yourself.
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 Leaders - stop! What is the case, is the case…..Mindful leadership in action

 Leaders - stop! What is the case, is the case…..Mindful leadership in action | New Leadership | Scoop.it

n a recent conversation with a frustrated Chief Executive I was struck by how much energy we can invest and expend wishing things were not as they are. 
 

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