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Bridging the Disconnect between Leadership Theory and Practice

Bridging the Disconnect between Leadership Theory and Practice | New Leadership | Scoop.it
If you haven’t read the book Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, by Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, you are missing out. Pfeffer lambasts the leadership development industry — including business schools, human resource departments, authors, and leadership programs and coaches — for being clueless about the harsh political realities of the workplace, and for promoting behaviors that are aspirational rather than practical.

In a down-to-earth, take-no-prisoners manner, Pfeffer shares research and stories to back up his claim that leaders looking to advance their own careers should do the opposite of what most leadership experts tell them, and that “the qualities we actually select for and reward in most workplaces are precisely the ones that are unlikely to produce leaders who are good for employees or, for that matter, for long-term organizational performance.”

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David Hain's curator insight, October 22, 2015 4:18 AM

Leadership B***S***! A thought provoking read for OD people.

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How To Become A Leader You Admire

How To Become A Leader You Admire | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Don’t wait for others to become the leaders you want to see in the world but make yourself into a leader others want to admire.

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Peter Karlsson's curator insight, October 21, 2015 5:12 PM

Cheap politics does not create genuine admiration.

Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 21, 2015 9:07 PM

The reason I chose this resource is that, from a reflective perspective, I found most of the described traits to be accurate in characterizing admirable leaders. I thing that this is something that I could revisit frequently as an administrator. "Am I fulfilling and living up to these qualities that I've admired in the leadership I've experienced" is a reflective question that I need to continually ask myself. During my military service, I witnessed a wide range of leadership styles and each left a lasting impact - both positively and negatively. Ultimately, inspiring the best performance from subordinates is a goal that is not always easily achieved. It is advisable to be very aware of actions and tendencies that define one's leadership style and how it is perceived. 

KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:26 AM

Great article.  I loved how the focus was on being humble, positive, listening, take meaningful action, grow new leaders, etc.  This is a great article to look back at throughout my career.

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The Accountability Factor - Have You Got It?

The Accountability Factor  - Have You Got It? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

One of the issues I hear most consistently from leaders, managers, and supervisors is their daily struggle to hold staff members and teams accountable for performance or for values. One senior leader recently told me, “It’s so hard to hold people accountable when you’ve known them for years and years. I just wish they’d do what they said they’d do!”

I spent 15 years as a non-profit executive and I experienced the same struggles. I believed that:

My staff members should know what they are supposed to do.
They should be committed to doing it, and
What the heck is going on now? They’re not delivering and I’m frustrated.
The reality is that, unless you proactively manage consequences, you are not leading. You are creating chaos.

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KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:21 AM

I chose this article because holding teachers and other staff accountable takes up a huge portion of an administrators day.  This article has some great information on how to do so. 

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4 Basic Human Needs Leaders Must Meet to Have Engaged Employees

4 Basic Human Needs Leaders Must Meet to Have Engaged Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Everyday the spirits of millions of people die at the front door of their workplace. There is an epidemic of workers who are uninterested and disengaged from the work they do, and the cost to the U.S. economy has been pegged at over $300 billion annually. According to a recent survey from Deloitte, only 20% of people say they are truly passionate about their work, and Gallup surveys show the vast majority of workers are disengaged, with an estimated 23 million “actively disengaged.”

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7 Steps to Becoming a Relationship Master

7 Steps to Becoming a Relationship Master | New Leadership | Scoop.it
During a coaching conversation, leaders often bring up the topic of workplace relationship challenges. The ability to partner, connect, and build positive and productive relationships at work is critical to job and career success.

Clients who are struggling with relationship building are at either one end or the other of the continuum. At one end is a leader who lacks self-awareness and at the other end is a leader who is self-aware but wants to be more purposeful with their relationships. Regardless of which end you are on, here are seven suggestions to help you master the art of relationships:
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The 4 types of corporate courage

The 4 types of corporate courage | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Fortune favours the brave, particularly in business. Or does it? Certainly cowardice, timidity and weakness in the face of adversity are bedfellows of failure.

Courageous leaders inspire courage in others: courage to stand up to bullies and injustice; courage to seize the day; courage to go the extra mile. Equally and self-evidently, the cowardly discourages.

Some organisations have ‘courage’ as a competency. As something they select in others. Possibly as something they think or hope they can develop or train. But it is important to distinguish between the various types of courage.
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Peter Karlsson's curator insight, October 18, 2015 4:27 PM

Standing up to the bullies takes the greatest amount of courage.

luc taesch's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:02 AM

interesting, as courage here stands for "authentic communcation" as in #nvc

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How to help staff love your company strategy

How to help staff love your company strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it

This is the second in a series (see the first here) sharing the secrets from top performing organisations - practices and behaviours that we know have engaged, because employees themselves have said so.

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5 Things Managers Do That Just Kill Employee Engagement

5 Things Managers Do That Just Kill Employee Engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Over 2 million people quit their job each month, and the No. 1 reason is the quality of the relationship they have with their direct supervisor.

 

It stands to reason, as managers are more likely to have daily interactions with employees, and they are usually the benchmark employees use to judge a company’s culture.

 

However, only 32 percent of employees are truly engaged in their work, and we suspect it has something to do with these five (5) manager behaviours that kill engagement:

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Claude Emond's curator insight, October 18, 2015 9:06 PM

You do not have engaged employees. This is 5 reasons why!

Claude Emond's curator insight, October 18, 2015 9:07 PM

You do not have engaged employees. This is 5 reasons why!

luc taesch's curator insight, October 19, 2015 3:56 AM

understanding what s wrong : "connect before correct " #nvc

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21 Things Every Smart Leader Needs to Stop Doing Right Now

4 out of every 5 workers are not fully engaged in their jobs. The good news is you can do something about that.

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Daniel Weber's curator insight, October 18, 2015 7:13 PM

I chose this resource because it lays out behaviors to watch for.  I hope this can help me and others to improve in areas of leadership.

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain More Leadership Training

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain More Leadership Training | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Wishing there were a course called 'CEO 101'? Here's what you can do instead.

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Is your organisation in a talent death spiral?

Is your organisation in a talent death spiral? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
James Brook, Joint Founder and Managing Director of Strengths Partnership Ltd, asks what happens when leadership sends talent running in the other direction – and how CEOs can reverse the process
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Flexible working – does it work for senior leaders?

Flexible working – does it work for senior leaders? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The lack of senior roles with a real element of flexibility is marked – so much so than when one works well, as it did at Macmillan, it makes the papers. Nic Paton asks why there aren’t more flexible roles for senior leaders – and if employers need to embrace the change

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7 Ways to Help Your Employees with Their Work-Life Balance

7 Ways to Help Your Employees with Their Work-Life Balance | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Your employees are the people who are making your business possible, and should be treated with respect. They seek a fair work-life balance.
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CHANGE Leadership

CHANGE Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Change happens. Change is all around us. It happens every day to everyone. Some people are more adapt or comfortable with change, others struggle with it. Nevertheless it happens. And it is happening a lot these days, especially in business.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 15, 2015 6:43 PM

Good article Key insight for me is "IT people are people first, technicians later." and it's not just IT people It's people first period

Change leadership is first and foremost about people Change management is an oxymoron. What we can manage is processes, policies, procedures, practices, and systems.

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10 Powerful Beliefs of Unstoppable Leaders | Leadership Freak

10 Powerful Beliefs of Unstoppable Leaders | Leadership Freak | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What you believe is the most important thing about you. Choose your beliefs carefully, they determine your destiny. #1. Believe you matter.  “It is not a question of ‘Will I make a difference?’ Rather, it’s ‘What difference will I make?’” (The Truth about Leadership, Kouzes/Posner) #2. Distill problems and solutions to behaviors. Deal with specificity.  Vagaries…

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abinaya's curator insight, October 21, 2015 5:38 AM

I’ve observed so many leaders fail to recognize that choosing a good competent team is a positive reflection on the leaders’ selection skills. As Alex Haley once said,(paraphrased) “If you see a turtle on top of a fence, know that he didn’t get there by himself.”.......http://goo.gl/d85KZC....

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What Is Collaboration and Where Does It Begin? - Jesse Lyn Stoner

What Is Collaboration and Where Does It Begin? - Jesse Lyn Stoner | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Why do so many efforts to increase collaboration fail? It helps to really understand what is collaboration and how mindset impacts processes and techniques.

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9 tips for leaders to make the most of collaborative efforts

People like to use the word “collaboration” as if simply gathering together solves problems, but there’s a right way to collaborate and a wrong way. On

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KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:13 AM

This is a great article for aspiring and current administrators. Collaboration is a huge part of leadership. 

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How to prevent your organisation being Uberized: emergency strategies

How to prevent your organisation being Uberized: emergency strategies | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Right now, someone is trying to disrupt your business and market. You urgently need to start acting like a software company. Here are your guiding principles
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luc taesch's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:00 AM

and the answer is "structure your bottom up" : https://bottomupmodel.wordpress.com/

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An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things

An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The rate of adoption is accelerating. Here are six things you need to know. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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“Doing Good” Is a Source of Growth

“Doing Good” Is a Source of Growth | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Firms must develop a higher social purpose to achieve growth and longevity.
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Listening Is an Art, and Mastering it Will Make You a Great Leader

Listening Is an Art, and Mastering it Will Make You a Great Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
A wise man once said, 'We have two ears and one mouth -- for a good reason.' It's more important to listen than it is to talk most of the time.

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Why power corrupts – and how leaders can avoid the dark side

Why power corrupts – and how leaders can avoid the dark side | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Those who find themselves veering off course can rediscover their way by returning to their roots. 

 


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Alchemical Marketing's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:54 PM

Self-awareness is once again key. There are many things to be aware of as a leader, but one's self is the best place to start.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 16, 2015 9:33 AM

(From the article): It’s not impossible for leaders who have been pulled to the dark side to return to the light. Just as people change for the worse, we can change for the better – as long as the desire is there.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, October 17, 2015 1:45 PM

This is one reason why it is important to surround yourself with people who are not afraid to tell you when you are doing something that is not right.

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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners | New Leadership | Scoop.it

As Juan Manuel Fangio exited the chicane before the blind Tabac corner in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, he stomped on the brake. It was a counterintuitive reaction for a racing driver exiting a corner — but one that likely saved his life. By slowing down he avoided plowing into a multi-car pile-up, which was just out of sight beyond the turn. In racing folklore, Fangio’s evasive action is considered a miracle. But why did he slow down?

The day before the race, Fangio had seen a photograph of a similar accident in 1936. As he approached Tabac, he noticed something about the crowd – an unusual color. Fangio realized that, instead of seeing their faces, he was seeing the backs of their heads. Something further down the road had to be attracting their attention. That made him recall the photograph

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3 Psychological Traits Effective Leaders Know How To Manage

3 Psychological Traits Effective Leaders Know How To Manage | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders know how to manage not just behaviors, but the things that cause them.

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10 employee traits that drive you up the wall

10 employee traits that drive you up the wall | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Power-hungry, ruthless and unreasonable. You're a greedy, sadistic being whose daily goal is to make the nine to five of your hard-working minions utter hell. You're the conniving Mr Burns to every Homer Simpson in your office. As a boss you're probably accustomed to getting a bad rap. And more often than not, this is completely unjustifiable.
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