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Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Potential troubles lurk around every corner, whether they stem from unexpected environmental jolts or individual flaws and mistakes. Whatever the source, what matters is how we deal with them.


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Sabrina Murphy's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:14 AM

Why not switch from self-judgment to self-awareness?

Sabrina Murphy's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:15 AM

Why not switch from self-judgment to self-awareness?

WLS's curator insight, October 3, 2014 8:53 AM

"The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing."  Rosabeth Moss Kanter 

 

Sometimes losing is actually winning!  What an oxymoron!!  But how true.  I recently experienced this with a contract I'd won fair and square, only to lose it because the client could not appreciate the value that I brought to the table!  For me losing that contract was the biggest win... it freed me from having to make the decision to walk away. 

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How To Foster Employee Trust And Growth Through Constructive Feedback

How To Foster Employee Trust And Growth Through Constructive Feedback | New Leadership | Scoop.it
True leaders understand the power of constructive feedback. But there are several important things to remember in delivering it if you want your employees to take you seriously and act upon your feedback.
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Innovation Excellence | The State of Business Innovation Today

Innovation Excellence | The State of Business Innovation Today | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Let's face it. Innovation has been over-hyped these past few years, forcing CEOs to proclaim it was and may still be critical to their companies.

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Why Great Leaders Get Passed Over: 4 Reasons

Feel you are doing all the right things but aren't getting the pat on the back you desire? You may need to have an honest conversation with yourself.
A while back we looked at the four key reasons good leaders go unrecognized.

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What Inexperienced Leaders Get Wrong (Hint: Management)

What Inexperienced Leaders Get Wrong (Hint: Management) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Let's not become so infatuated with vision that we forget process.
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Excellent Rosabeth Kanter blog

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Employee attitudes in Britain - trends for 2014

Employee attitudes in Britain - trends for 2014 | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 It is too early to tell for sure but 2013 could become known as the year the UK turned an economic corner and started a slow but definitive road to recovery. Currently the economy is still 2.5% smaller than its peak in 2008 but the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just announced 0.8% growth for the quarter and an unmistakable sense of optimism is creeping in.

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The Well-Focused Leader

The Well-Focused Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Directing attention where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. Below, Daniel Goleman considers how leadership hinges on capturing and directing the collective attention, and argues that new strategy means reorienting from business as usual to a fresh focus.

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Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees

Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Employees with ownership and clear expectations from above always perform better. Here's how to foster accountability.
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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

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We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S.

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How do you motivate an apathetic workforce?

How do you motivate an apathetic workforce? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The UK is home to an apathetic workforce that doesn’t feel like they are contributing to their place of work in a meaningful way, according to a Microsoft research report.

 

It reveals that organisations are finding that employees are becoming demotivated due to a process-driven culture that focuses too much on managing email traffic and attending internal meetings.

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How Mindfulness Supports Leadership Development

How Mindfulness Supports Leadership Development | New Leadership | Scoop.it
This article explains how mindfulness is related to developing new leadership capabilities.
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The Challenge of Pro-Active Leadership and the Danger of Procrastination

The Challenge of Pro-Active Leadership and the Danger of Procrastination | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is supposed to transform companies in ways so that they are better able to meet future challenges. Too often, however, leaders fail in making the right decisions when it matters, as they lack a pro-active attitude. In this article, David De Cremer discusses how and why procrastination as an individual tendency underlies the lack of pro-active leadership.

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | New Leadership | Scoop.it
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
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On Leadership and Collaboration

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A 2009 IMD publication makes the observation:There is a growing tendency in business to recognize that pooling the ideas, resources, commitment and efforts of many is more effective than relying on the few best individuals.


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David Hain's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:58 AM

Useful distinction between collaboration, coordination and cooperation in this article.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 26, 2014 12:26 PM

Collaboration is now considered as a key leadership attribute in most leadership and management articles, posts and publications. New leadership strategies are now required, such that they drive their power from effective strategies and the transformational power of a compelling vision, rather than from hierarchy, rank, or standard operating procedures. With this in mind, new leaders are also required: Transleaders.


Transleader must effectively use collaboration, alongside proper use of networking, coordinating, and cooperating. Joining forces by working together to create something new in support of a shared vision. The key points are that is is not an individual effort, something new is created, and that the glue is the shared vision.


Nevertheless, collaboration is still a challenging art, some principles needs to be followed to avoid pitfalls:

  • Be clear about the destination
  • develop mutual understanding
  • know when to lead and when to follow
  • set schedules and stick to them
  • encourage information sharing
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3 Things You're Screwing Up (and Why Nobody Tells You)

3 Things You're Screwing Up (and Why Nobody Tells You) | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Sure, you're a great leader and you always ask for feedback. But there are three mistakes you're making that nobody has the guts to tell you about.
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How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results

How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:54 PM

I like the impacts: presence, resiliency, and belonging. I must not have worked with centred leaders the last few years. Maybe I did not work with leaders.

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Move over teamwork - what about the other forms of co-operative working?

Move over teamwork - what about the other forms of co-operative working? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Tom Calvard from Edinburgh University Business School analyses different ways we can work together.
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Conor Kinkead's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:08 AM

Build the team first

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Who’d be a School Leader? Current and Future Challenges

Who’d be a School Leader? Current and Future Challenges | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Strong school leadership is viewed as especially important for the regeneration of failing schools. Below, Peter Earley draws upon recent research into school leadership in England to discuss some of the challenges faced now and in the future, and presents key messages about how school leaders should work to ensure improved school performance.

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Better people equals better business - lessons from the All Blacks

Better people equals better business - lessons from the All Blacks | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What can the world's mightiest rugby side teach us about team work?
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Hierarchy Is Overrated

Hierarchy Is Overrated | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The flat organizational structure can work anywhere.  This works best when:

The environment is changing rapidly.  Firms organized around small, autonomous teams are much more nimble than large hierarchies.  This makes it easier to respond to change.Your main point of differentiation is innovation.  Firms organized with a flat structure tend to be much more innovative – if this is important strategically, then you should be flat.The organization has a shared purpose.  This is what has carried Second Chance through their tough times – their shared commitment to the women they are helping.  While the objectives may differ, all of the firms discussed here have a strong central purpose as well.

There is a growing body of evidence that shows that organizations with flat structures outperform those with more traditional hierarchies in most situations (see the work of Gary Hamel for a good summary of these results).  But while we are seeing an increasing number of firms using flat structures, they are still relatively rare.  Why is this so?


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David Hain's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:41 PM

In praise of flatter structures  for a Wiki world.  Nice article.

plerudulier's comment, November 21, 2013 12:24 AM
A 'wiki world' David, that's new. Nice and concise way of expressing how a flatter structure should consist in.
David Hain's comment, November 21, 2013 12:32 AM
Can't take the credit for Wiki world, got it from Rod Collins really...
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The Power of Trust in Business

The Power of Trust in Business | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 Sooner or later every executive realizes that 99 percent of the people she depends on for success don’t report to her. The success of every CEO depends far more on vendors, stockholders, board members, regulators, politicians, strategic partners, the financial community, the media, and customers than it does on the relatively small number of paid employees that report to her either directly or indirectly. Leadership relies on persuasion and persuasion relies on trust. As another example, few people realize that the all-important corporate profit-and-loss statement (P&L) contains no cash or real money. It consists primarily of accounts receivable and accounts payable, which in turn are merely the promises that others make to pay us and the promises we make to pay others at some future date. Without the trust that underlies these promises, commerce would grind to a halt.

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A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Why injecting veteran entrepreneurs into an established business can work wonders.
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The Psychology Behind Successful Leadership

The Psychology Behind Successful Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 "People are often promoted to leadership roles based on their technical and/or business achievements, but not so much for their understanding of what it takes to lead so others follow – with full energy and commitment of personal resources.”

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Mindfulness to Navigate Organizational Change

Mindfulness to Navigate Organizational Change | New Leadership | Scoop.it
An often overlooked aspect of mindfulness is acceptance, which means that you can approach change without judgment or intervention—you simply observe with curiosity and interest.
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