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What's Holding You Back?

What's Holding You Back? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

“What’s holding you back?” is the fundamental question everyone should answer BEFORE setting goals, objectives and resolutions for the New Year. This applies to your personal life and your professional life. I know nothing of your personal life, but I do know a thing or two about business life, having lived there more years than I care to remember.

 

 

“What’s holding you back?” isn’t as easy a question as it might seem. The intent of the query is not to unleash your frustrations about insufficient budgets, unreasonable customers, cantankerous bosses, or endless project lists – not that these matters are unimportant or should be overlooked. The operative word in the question is “YOU.” What are YOU going to do about the factors that are limiting your potential or constraining your ability to reach for the stars without ending up with a handful of mud?

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Why Your Employees Want to Leave

Why Your Employees Want to Leave | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Psychologist Thema Davis summed up the results of the difficult choice of standing up for something important: “Some people don’t like you just because your strength reminds them of their weakness. Don’t let the hate slow you down.”

 

Map over Davis’s quote to leadership and the nuances bear an important reminder: leadership isn’t a position but action with the intention to motivate and inspire people to achieve something of value. And it’s this reminder that one of our League of Extraordinary Thinkers had us chew on recently. Dana Theus wrote an important mini-series, The Values Revolution, that dared leaders and managers to look into why employees want to leave their jobs.

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Why Good Leaders Don't Always Negotiate

Why Good Leaders Don't Always Negotiate | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As companies look to level their organizational structures, negotiating will be key--but it's not always recommended.
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Lessons for 21st century leadership

Lessons for 21st century leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
James Petter, managing director UK/Ireland at EMC, discusses the business leader’s approach to risk, innovation and technology
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How to have better development discussions

How to have better development discussions | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Discussions about development are often tacked onto the end of a performance review – but you can get so much more out of them if they’re approached properly, says Nicholas Roi
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Five things managers need to know about strategy

Five things managers need to know about strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In response to accelerating globalisation, competition and technology disruptions, many companies are revising their strategies or developing new ones.
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Six social-media skills every leader needs

Six social-media skills every leader needs | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, how you and your leaders can keep up. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Five Key Questions to Ask to Achieve a Customer-Centric Culture - Business 2 Community

Five Key Questions to Ask to Achieve a Customer-Centric Culture - Business 2 Community | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When I think about customer-centric cultures, companies like Zappos, Southwest, and Ritz-Carlton come to mind.

 

Herb Kelleher, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, knows a thing or two about culture, and he defines it as: “… what people do when no one is looking.” There are a ton of examples of how people-centric (both employee and customer) his organization is. I love that concept and definition. But how do people know what to do? How do other organizations achieve a similar culture?


 

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6 Secrets to Building a Workplace of Engaged Employees

6 Secrets to Building a Workplace of Engaged Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Building The Case For Social Business: Part I – Appeal To The Mind

Building The Case For Social Business: Part I – Appeal To The Mind | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Chances are also pretty good that at least some of you reading this are NOT the decision maker for whether or not your company proceeds down the path toward becoming a Social Business.

 

But just because you believe in the extraordinary opportunities that social tools and processes can provide a company, doesn’t mean that you know how to get buy-in.

 

Today, I’m going to provide the first part of a framework for getting the social business buy-in you need to transform your company.

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.

 

Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Ron McIntyre, Wise Leader™
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Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 19, 10:30 AM

Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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Holacracy: The Hot Management Trend for 2014?

Holacracy: The Hot Management Trend for 2014? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Zappos is adopting a holacracy. Is this the hot management structure for 2014?
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What's Wrong With Your Organizational Structure?

What's Wrong With Your Organizational Structure? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

A common myth among entrepreneurs is that organizational structure gets in the way of getting work done. But problems don't come from structure itself, but from aninappropriate structure.

 


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Christopher Sachse Aaris's curator insight, January 9, 4:45 AM

Read this BEFORE you change your organization. Made me think.

Pam Ross's curator insight, February 5, 8:22 AM

Some great insights on Holacracy. It's not about NO structure - it's about appropriate structure.

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 18, 12:45 PM

stale date, but not stale material....insightful with a fun "real org chart"

 

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Should you assess performance on a curve?

Should you assess performance on a curve? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Assessing performance on a curve, where managers are forced to rank a certain number of employees as high performers and a certain number as low performers, is creeping back into several organisations, most notably Yahoo.
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The Seven Pursuits of Leadership

The Seven Pursuits of Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
You may grow weary of a life of pursuit but what’s the alternative? Spend yourself in pursuit or waste yourself in ease. Fatigue from pursuit is the noblest form of exhaustion. “At its essence, lea...

Via Gladys Pintado, Ivana Dupalova, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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7 Ways to Enhance the Human Side of Business Culture

7 Ways to Enhance the Human Side of Business Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The lack of camaraderie, human interaction, compassion, and meaningful work all take a toll. It wouldn’t take much to make a difference and change the culture.
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All Customers and Employees are Not Created Equal | Switch and Shift

All Customers and Employees are Not Created Equal | Switch and Shift | New Leadership | Scoop.it
When talking about how to invest our time and resources in the fields of customer experience and employee engagement, the answer should be clear. In the spirit of Juran, we should be focusing on the vital few.
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How Can Startups Use The Power Of Social Media (Infographic)

How Can Startups Use The Power Of Social Media (Infographic) | New Leadership | Scoop.it

There was a time (even a couple of years back) when enough credit was not given to the power of social media. The social networking sites were getting strictly used by individuals to re-kindle old friendships. Social media, however, got its well-deserved worth ever since business organizations started harnessing its full potentials.

We all know that the recent algorithm updates of major search engines have turned social media into an all-powerful entity. In fact, search engines like Google take social engagement as a major signal to judge the credibility of a website. Simply put, social media now has the authority in determining the success of online marketing campaigns.


 

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Checkmate - How to Become a Better Leader in Four Moves

Checkmate - How to Become a Better Leader in Four Moves | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether you are in a management position or play a leadership role in your organization, the challenges remain the same. New leadership skills are required for the workplace of today and for the forseeable future.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 1, 8:42 AM

(From the article): Success in managing or leading others is no longer dependent on your technical abilities alone. Soft-skills, your ability to communicate and interact more effectively with others, build collaborative teams, problem solve, resolve conflict and deal with difficult people and challenging situations better, now plays a more pivotal role in your success and the overall success of your organization and your people.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 1:21 PM

The four are legitimate, but I wish there were only four. It is like seven habits and four assumptions. There are many more of each that need to weeded out and negotiated. Education, for example, is a constant reconstruction of exisitng personal and collective understanding.

 

The term I use for common sense is uncommon sense. Gadamer, Vico, and Humboldt wrote about common sense in this fashion. It is the glue that brings the community or congregation together and holds them together.

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3 Important Ways to Prepare for 2014

3 Important Ways to Prepare for 2014 | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you ready to start the New Year? Here are three critical acts you should do this week to prepare.
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Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014

Don't Fall In To These Leadership Traps In 2014 | New Leadership | Scoop.it
I have been a proponent of the importance of leaders developing strengths as a means to improve toward excellence. After all, the best leaders are characterized by the presence of strengths, not the absence of weakness.

Via Stepped Leader, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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