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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.

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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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Utilizing Differences to Build Collaboration

Utilizing Differences to Build Collaboration | New Leadership | Scoop.it
n our new book, Collaboration Begins with You: Be a Silo Buster, my coauthors Jane Ripley, Eunice Parisi-Carew, and I explain the importance of building a culture of collaboration in your organization. Believing true collaboration is the responsibility of every individual, we define five elements each person must consider when accepting their specific role in helping to create that culture.
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Joe Boutte's curator insight, November 2, 2015 6:56 AM

We must maximize all tools available to enhance and sustain collaborative cultures.  One of the most important culture-builders is persistent champions or collaborationists that persevere and overcome the naysayers and unnatural, bureaucratic obstacles to collaboration.

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The Collaborative Way to Create a Clear Purpose, Values, and Goals

The Collaborative Way to Create a Clear Purpose, Values, and Goals | New Leadership | Scoop.it
I’ve always said that leadership is about going somewhere—and a big part of that is working with your people to create a clear purpose, values, and goals. This is a key element in the collaborative process we describe, using the acronym UNITE, in my latest book with my coauthors Jane Ripley and Eunice Parisi-Carew, Collaboration Begins with You: Be a Silo Buster.
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8 Ways Leaders Can Reduce Anxiety on the Job

8 Ways Leaders Can Reduce Anxiety on the Job | New Leadership | Scoop.it
CEOs need a great plan in place -- and the expectation that sometimes, nothing goes as planned.

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Peter Karlsson's curator insight, November 1, 2015 2:35 PM

Anxiety on the job has never been a bigger problem!

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15 Employee Engagement Truths Employers Ignore at Their Own Peril

15 Employee Engagement Truths Employers Ignore at Their Own Peril | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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How to praise the right way

How to praise the right way | New Leadership | Scoop.it
People management fads may come and go, but the experts agree there’s one motivational technique that never loses its potency: praise.
Just ask the Gallup Organisation, who commissioned a worldwide survey of more than four million employees on the subject. They concluded that staff who received regular praise in the office are more productive, engaged and loyal to their organisation then those who don’t.
“Praise is extremely motivating,” confirms business coach Jo James. “I think that employees very often don’t get praised enough – and it’s so empowering when it’s done properly, and at the right time.”
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How to Make your Big Business more Agile

How to Make your Big Business more Agile | New Leadership | Scoop.it

This statement of former CEO and Chairman of General Electric, Jack Welch, has never been more meaningful: “if the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

And if somehow you are still questioning whether you should accelerate your game, here are two cases (out of the many popping up daily), which crystallize the answer – Netflix and Über.

But let me set the record straight: this is not an article about how ‘small is beautiful,’ nor is it about how young players are out-innovating old ones. It’s more intricate than that – it’s about how one can be agile and big at the same time. Or rather, it’s about how does one become agile when one is already (too) big?

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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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Why You Should Aspire to Achieve Aspirational Leadership

Why You Should Aspire to Achieve Aspirational Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

What IS aspirational leadership? How is it different than other forms of leadership?

Some leaders actively and determinedly seek out their leadership role in their professional or personal life. For others, their leadership role is cast upon them. Either way, once you take on the position of leadership, in whatever circumstance, you need to choose carefully how you frame, or view, what leadership means to you.

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7 Tips For Managing High-Impact Teams

7 Tips For Managing High-Impact Teams | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Most business leaders can agree that teamwork is important for getting anything done. But the agreement usually stops there. In many cases, the company's immediate needs take over, and there's seldom enough time for deep thought about how to actually develop an effective team.

Groups of people are often thrown together and told to get to work. And while many organizations do well when it comes to a team's technical aspects, like bringing in people with the right expertise and establishing deadlines, the less quantifiable, "people-building" element tends to get lost. With a little effort and foresight, though, managers and team leaders can avoid some of the most common problems plaguing teams.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 1, 2015 5:01 PM

Teams are often thrown together under tight deadlines, making it tough for leaders to manage them. These tricks can help.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 2, 2015 1:37 PM

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, November 6, 2015 11:11 AM

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Improve Collaboration with a Safe and Trusting Culture

Improve Collaboration with a Safe and Trusting Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, do you create a safe and trusting environment where your people can express concerns and share information freely? That might be a difficult question for some of you to answer. In our new book, Collaboration Begins With You: Be a Silo Buster, my coauthors Jane Ripley and Eunice Parisi-Carew and I describe…

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Habits Of Motivational Leaders

Habits Of Motivational Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's what it takes to earn the real commitment of your team.

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Juhana Peltomaa's curator insight, October 31, 2015 3:47 AM

Motivated team makes a difference in your #BrandStory.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, October 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Every struggling school needs leaders who understand that one of their most important roles is motivating those around them.  The work is hard...the leader's words and actions must be intentional,

Peter Karlsson's curator insight, November 1, 2015 2:34 PM

Motivational leaders understand their people.

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6 habits of highly effective employers

6 habits of highly effective employers | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The company I work for, Achievers, recently published research about the state of employee engagement for employees in the UK. The results from the report are pretty staggering:

68% of employees are not happy at work.
70% of employees don’t know their company’s cultural values.
41% of employees plan to quit in less than a year


It’s a morbid state of the workforce and we need to act.  Through years of working with forward-thinking companies, I wanted to share what I’ve seen them all have as habits of highly effective employers to drive engaged employees.

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malek's curator insight, November 1, 2015 4:16 PM

It’s a morbid state of the workforce and we need to act.

donhornsby's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:33 PM

(From the article): They treat employees like consumers – The changing workforce requires us to think differently. Consumers have a louder voice, access to more information, and have several options – like employees today.  Employees don’t just buy a product (job), they associate with a brand (company). Think of how much we invest in prospective and current customers trying to find them, understand them better, retain them and communicate specifically to them. Find what your company does well for customers and use that approach with employees. 

Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, November 13, 2015 6:41 AM

Toutes les études sur la motivation et le bonheur au travail en Europe occidentale vont dans la même direction et pointent des chiffres catastrophiques. La motivation au travail est une clef indispensable au succès à long-terme d'une entreprise. Ceux qui l'ont compris placent le développement et le bien-être de leurs employés au centre de leurs préoccupations. 
Un premier pas peut être l'utilisation du #SISEM en entreprise pour déterminer les moteurs de motivation de chacun et nourrir l'énergie et l'engagement au niveau des individus et des équipes. Intéressé? Contactez-moi. www.envol.pascalehotterbeex.com

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Are You a Dysfunctional Leader?

Are You a Dysfunctional Leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Few things are as damaging to an organization as a dysfunctional leader. Left unaddressed, the corrosive impact will show up in low morale, stifled development and poor results. Sadly, most toxic leaders are blithely oblivious of the damage they create. If the slackers would just do their jobs, they think, performance would go up.

Leaders come in all kinds of styles and dispositions ranging from tyrants to wimps. What follows are five signs of a dysfunctional leader and tips any leader can use to become more functional.


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Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 30, 2015 6:21 AM

Un liderazgo Disfuncional, basado en atemorizar, es Débil, no requiere de esfuerzo, delicadeza ni inteligencia y no genera lealtad alguna. Mi lectura del post de B. Treasurer

Peter Karlsson's curator insight, October 30, 2015 6:52 PM

Most dysfunctional leaders believe that they are fabulous! 

Its now time Consulting's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:18 PM

Looking at yourself is always a good place to start in looking at your business