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The Power of Employee Appreciation

The Power of Employee Appreciation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Financial means of recognition still needs to be supplemented by genuine appreciation. If you're going to tell an employee (or peer) they've done a good job, you need to also let them know exactly what they've done well.

Socialcast put together an infographic that details some unique findings:
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When should leaders step in to solve problems?

When should leaders step in to solve problems? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The seagull manager is an increasingly common phenomenon hovering in today’s workplace, writes Travis Bradberry.

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Peter Karlsson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 3:53 PM

Leaders do need to solve problems!

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The new consumer decision journey

The new consumer decision journey | New Leadership | Scoop.it
For years, empowered consumers have held the upper hand when it comes to making purchasing decisions. But companies are fighting back. A McKinsey & Company article.
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12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Super success does not require super powers, just a very sharp application of the qualities everyone could have.

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Ten Reasons People Resist Change

Ten Reasons People Resist Change | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Which ones are hurting your company?

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Dale Carnegie Training North Central US's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:07 PM

"The best tool for leaders of change is to understand the predictable, universal sources of resistance in each situation and then strategize around them."

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How to Communicate During Times of Stress

How to Communicate During Times of Stress | New Leadership | Scoop.it

All of us experience stress at work; it is how we handle stress that separates leaders from others.

When results are headed in the wrong direction, it’s easy to let our inside voice slip out.

“What were you &%#$@$# thinking?!”

Of course reacting like that will only heighten the stress of your team and make matters worse. Your language, body language and overall demeanor translate volumes to your coworkers and reports. Not knowing how to lead and diminish the strength only compounds your problems, and make it even more difficult to push through them.

When times are tough, you need to be at the top of your communication “A” Game: connecting, listening, inspiring. Your ability to communicate and steady your team will build confidence and cohesion.

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The smart CEO’s most undervalued skill: listening

The smart CEO’s most undervalued skill: listening | New Leadership | Scoop.it
We tend to think of leaders as the ones doling out advice, but what most employees really need is a skillful listener who can help them find their own way.

Via Anne Leong, Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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Felicity Hodkinson's curator insight, November 5, 2015 6:28 AM

How deeply do you listen? This article highlights the importance, but it is the 4 levels of listening from Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer's book Theory U: From Ego system to Eco system that I find most helpful:

1. Downloading (habitual): projecting old judgments. Selectively hearing what re-enforces what you know.

2 Factual: directing the beam of observation onto the world

around us. Open Mind. Suspending judgement.

3. Empathic: adopting the other person’s perspective and

therefore seeing ourselves through the eyes of the other. Open Heart. Suspending beliefs.

4. Generative: listening from the whole and the emerging

new. Allowing yourself to be changed by what you hear. Open Will. 

Which types of listening do you predominantly use?

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It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence

It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence | New Leadership | Scoop.it
At a very basic level, EQ is about self-awareness (what am I feeling now?) and social awareness (how will my emotions impact the people in the room)?

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Employee Engagement: 4 Basic Human Needs

Employee Engagement: 4 Basic Human Needs | New Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @helenbevan: Another great @tnvora sketch on the basic needs of people at work that leaders must address http://t.co/zg32ML2jNs http://t…

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3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Building trust, building a team, building a network.

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Haidee Calore's curator insight, November 3, 2015 12:26 PM

A basic premise, but too many managers fail to make their direct and cross-functional teams a priority over their own "to-do" lists. Guilty as charged myself. But, even when in triage mode, by consistently keeping people at the top of that ever-growing list, we deliver better results and performance excellence. This is fundamental, but a good reminder to ourselves and the managers we coach. "Putting the customer first" to achieve success has a much broader definition.

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4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away

4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away | New Leadership | Scoop.it
You have more influence than you realize.

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The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it
R-e-s-p-e-c-t.

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Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 2, 2015 6:40 AM

This is also the hallmark for effective teams...mutual respect. We can't expect creativity and ideation to flourish when fear and judgment exists. This is the Maslowian paradox, when organizations demand the best of their employees (the top of the pyramid) while not being capable of providing a safe and stable environment (the bottom of the pyramid). 

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Creating Strategic Leaders – Action Steps

Creating Strategic Leaders – Action Steps | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Organizations need to start early in the leadership pipeline, developing collaboration and team-building skills starting at the individual contributor level through mid-level managers.
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When Your Employee Doesn’t Take Feedback

When Your Employee Doesn’t Take Feedback | New Leadership | Scoop.it

In my decade as a leadership coach, I have heard countless versions of the same concern from my clients — committed leaders who understand the importance of giving actionable feedback to their team members – who find themselves thwarted when the person receiving it acts out, shuts down, or fails to follow through on promises. These managers can give feedback but can’t make their people take it. Or can they?

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5 Powerful Ways to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

5 Powerful Ways to Use Social Media for Lead Generation | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Clued-in business owners and marketing managers aren’t just using social media to boost brand awareness — they’re also leveraging these platforms in order to generate leads.

By stirring up interest and encouraging users with a call-to-action, sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can all be used as powerful marketing funnels to capture potential customers’ email addresses.

Here are five simple yet highly effective ways you can gain leads through the use of social media.

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Conquer and lead: Leadership lessons from Alexander the Great

Conquer and lead: Leadership lessons from Alexander the Great | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Successful leadership isn’t about stamping authority, leading from afar, issuing directives that are all façade with no depth of understanding behind them. It’s a motivating force that comes from watching a good leader march forwards, showing the way, and inspiring others to follow. It is no surprise that when we think of strong leaders, we often pull out the military metaphors, many of the great leaders through history are famed for their leadership abilities. Alexander III of Macedon or Alexander the Great, a man who by the age of 26 had conquered over 2m miles of territory comprising most of the ancient world is one such leader. He led his men into battles were they were grossly outnumbered, yet with Alexander leading the way his men were confident that they could succeed. Centuries after Alexander’s death, his military tactics are still discussed, and his almost mythical status as one of the great leaders lives on. In this, the first of a series of articles looking at what ancient leaders can teach us about leadership, we look at the techniques Alexander used which are relevant today.
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6 Ways Leaders Can Cultivate an Idea-Friendly Culture

6 Ways Leaders Can Cultivate an Idea-Friendly Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Want your team to generate more ideas? You’re not alone, but it’s not as easy as clicking your heels together or sprinkling idea pixie dust all over

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The Promise of Leadership: Clear the High Bar of Expectation

The Promise of Leadership: Clear the High Bar of Expectation | New Leadership | Scoop.it
This post is excerpted from the book Mastering Leadership. This portion of the excerpt defines types of expectations, including implicit and explicit.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 4, 2015 5:29 PM

Organizations succeed or fail depending on whether or not their leaders clarify their roles and goals, understand the impact that implicit expectations have on their perceived effectiveness, and keep their promises. Constituents judge their leaders’ effectiveness onboth explicit and implicit expectations, even when these expectations are unrealistic or misunderstood. 

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5 Steps to Achieve Your Leadership Vision By Increasing Clarity

5 Steps to Achieve Your Leadership Vision By Increasing Clarity | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I almost died on June 9, 1993.

My dad fell asleep while driving our Ford Taurus on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona. Our car hit a highway sign at 70 miles per hour, flipped twice and landed on its side. Miraculously, my parents, brother and I crawled out the back window with only bumps and bruises.

Later, at the emergency room, we discovered that my blurry vision was not caused by a cut over my eye. I was near-sighted. I thought everyone had a hard time seeing the chalkboard in school! When I got my first pair of glasses a few weeks later, I discovered a new level of clarity. Wow, that’s what leaves look like! Cool, I can read billboards now!

Clarity within the workplace is like my life, pre-glasses. Some of us have never experienced it and we have no idea what we’re missing. But like my experience going from 20/200 to 20/20, clarity changes everything.

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How to Resolve Conflicts Between Coworkers

How to Resolve Conflicts Between Coworkers | New Leadership | Scoop.it
When people spend 40 hours a week together, week after week, you will undoubtedly have conflicts. There are thousands of ways employees won’t get along with each other — they have different views on how to work as a team, they feel slighted in a project, or they feel disrespected, for example. Managers should follow these six steps to resolve workplace conflicts before they gets out of hand. 
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How to include every one - without involving them

How to include every one - without involving them | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 Firstly, the challenge...

You are director of a small, creative start-up. You have a last minute opportunity to pitch for a sizable piece of work and must pull together a group of people to write a winning proposal overnight. You need your best creative minds in the room as well as people who can work quickly - and late into the night. You know most people will be keen to be involved in such a high-profile project. You know diversity is key to generating the most varied concepts.
 
So you invite the entire office – fifteen people – to be involved. What better way to leverage a diverse workforce?

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6 Simple Techniques to Help Your Employees See the Big Picture

If you’re like most managers, you know the importance of helping your team see the bigger picture. You would do more, if you only had the time. The occasional all-hands meetings help, but wit…

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Team

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Team | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Quit thinking you're a savior for meeting payroll and start recognizing your employees are people with lives.

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Neuroscience-Based Leadership

Neuroscience-Based Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

For over 30 years, Christine Comaford has been helping organizations build more engaged and profitable teams. Christine is the author of the bestselling book, Smart Tribes, and the leader of the Smart Tribes Institute. In my interview with Christine, we discuss her neuroscience-based approach to performance and her thoughts on leadership.


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