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The Changing Face of Modern Leadership
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Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will grow to be a huge market, and encompass more devices than the smartphone and tablet market combined.

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10 Trends Change Leaders Can't Ignore in 2014

10 Trends Change Leaders Can't Ignore in 2014 | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leading or participating in a change is likely one of your biggest challenges in 2014. I have summarized ten trends I expect to cause waves this year. Ask yourself: 1) What can I learn about this trend? 2) What opportunities does it present in my organization?, and 3) How can I incorporate this trend in our change today?
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Knowledge Management: The New Frontier of Customer Engagement

Knowledge Management: The New Frontier of Customer Engagement | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The new world order on customer engagement entails turning frontline staff into researchers and journalists.
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A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies

A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Radically flat. That’s the management goal that Tony Hseih, founder of e-commerce giant Zappos, aims to achieve by the end of 2014. To get there, Hsieh plans to toss out the traditional corporate hierarchy by eliminating titles among his 1,500 employees that can lead to bottlenecks in decision-making. The end result: a holacracy centered around self-organizing teams who actively push the entire business forward.

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The Holacracy debate continues unabated.

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7 Best Practices For Building Client Relationships - Forbes

7 Best Practices For Building Client Relationships - Forbes | New Leadership | Scoop.it

“7 Best Practices For Building Client Relationships Forbes The success of a B2B company hinges largely on strong client relationships, especially for a small or early stage company.”


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How Different Cultures Perceive Effective Leadership

How Different Cultures Perceive Effective Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Cultural differences matter in leadership and the most effective leaders embrace them.

 

In a globalised work environment, having a multinational team is becoming the norm. Whether a leader is “Eastern” or “Western” will influence how they interact with their employees. These differences can be stark and sometimes frustrating. Shyness might be considered rude in some cultures. Aggression might seem overwhelming to others even though it’s par for the course where they come from.


 

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Workplace revolution: The end of the management hierarchy

Workplace revolution: The end of the management hierarchy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Alison Coleman assesses the pros and cons of the latest management trend holacracy, which abolishes the traditional hierarchy and places everyone on an equal level
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The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
To motivate your team to achieve the highest levels of performance (and create an extraordinary organization in the process) here are the qualities you should model every day.
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Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness

Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Businesses don't have great track records with mental illness — but family firms face this challenge more adeptly.
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Time to blow away the prejudices.

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Downton Abbey: Lord Grantham's 5 Worst Management Mistakes

Downton Abbey: Lord Grantham's 5 Worst Management Mistakes | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What the world of butlers, footmen and lady's maids can teach you about management.
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The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Success can skyrocket when lessons are systematically captured and made available to everyone.
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Meeting Expectations

Meeting Expectations | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Most senior teams only have one or two ways of working together and never learn to vary their approach, based on the needs of the work in front of them. Below, John Sutherland argues that team work is a difference engine and divergence is the fuel.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:13 AM

The foundation for effective team work is strong-minded individual leaders. Contrary to the “bumper sticker” slogan that “there is no i in team” the complete opposite is the case. The pre-requisites for productive team debate are coherent focus and clear leaders who are willing to articulate their divergent views, strongly if need be. Team work is a difference engine and divergence is the fuel. To ensure you reach robust outcomes that deliver results, it is imperative to actively seek the differences between individual team members’ positions. There is no collaboration (collaboration = deciding together) unless you have people who can think independently.

You can only have effective debate if each person arrives at the team session having already established their autonomous view (autonomy = deciding for yourself). But if your meetings are viewed as being a waste of time the chances are that, like Tim, you and your colleagues will turn up without having done the preparation work required to make the meeting effective. Especially if, like most businesses, you do not send an agenda out before the meeting.

Try this experiment at your next team meeting. Ahead of a key item give everyone ten minutes to think through their autonomous position, before engaging team debate. Then actively identify the areas of fundamental difference between each team member’s initial position. Go for conflict rather than avoiding it and be cautious of early claims that “we are all really saying the same thing just in different words”. Chances are you are using similar words to mean something quite different from each other. Teams that fuel the difference engine go faster and further.

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Ten Hats All Leaders Wear

Ten Hats All Leaders Wear | New Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, all day long you are wearing a hat. Not the kind that people might laugh at or that might smoosh your hair, but a hat nonetheless. For the next few minutes I want you to think of the v...

Via Anne Leong, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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What hat are you wearing today?

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:49 PM

Hadn't noticed the accompanying photo the first time I read the article. PS. I believe myself to be more a coach and need to develop most my listening / observing capabilities..

Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:46 AM

And teachers..

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Social Media Improves Customer Relationships | Social Media Today

Social Media Improves Customer Relationships | Social Media Today | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Employee empowerment is about creating brand advocates to scale customer relationships and effectively compete in new digital markets. Organizations can no longer rely on inbound and outbound sales reps, people willing to jump through hoops and obstacles via call centers, or traditional marketing to boost awareness and demand.
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Building an Inspired Workplace

Building an Inspired Workplace | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Simon Sinek and I had a chance to sit down and talk about what ended up being a focus on various inputs to build an inspired workplace. Whether it be shifting away from the soulless manner in which we view employees as resources or learning what it means to serve those who serve others, leadership is about inspiring people to connect with the bigger picture, the Why, to do great things. The powerful leadership lessons go way beyond the workplace. Simon’s message is one that calls upon each of us to reconnect with our humanity and let it guide how we lead, inspire and motivate employees.

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From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age

From Structures to Nets – Leadership in the Shift Age | New Leadership | Scoop.it
If the metaphor for the 20th century was the tall building, the metaphor of the 21st century is the Net. We have gone from a vertical world to a flat world, from a hierarchical world to a networked world. It is now time to bring the Net metaphor into the way to look at how a company is organized.
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6 Ways To Empower Your Employees With Transformational Leadership

6 Ways To Empower Your Employees With Transformational Leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers can attest to this experience: You ask an employee to carry out a task that has enough flexibility for creative input.

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Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage

Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Almost twenty years ago, at the age of 36, I was pursuing my career with a vengeance. It was all about me – about making a name for myself, being recognised, and making an impact. I had the highest standards of performance for myself and my team.

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Even if leaders are highly critical and judgmental, they can create and nurture positive relationships by mindfully engaging in generative practices to create and sustain positive relationships with those around them.

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The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work

The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The first job I ever had was working second shift in an injection plastics molding factory in Binghamton, New York during the summer between my first and second years of college. I started on the simplest machine making tiny, yellow, dynamite caps and worked my way up to operating injection molds that made plastic liners for sewer pipes, contraceptive foam applicators, and plastic cogs for sewing machines. Each mold was operated by one person so there was no one to talk to, except on break, but the novelty of moving from machine to machine every night was enough to keep me motivated for the first couple of weeks.
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3 Key Areas to Motivate and Inspire Employees

3 Key Areas to Motivate and Inspire Employees | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Abraham Maslow famously positioned the hierarchy of needs as an early motivation theory that drives human behavior. Though we’ve come to know that each level on the hierarchy doesn’t need to be fulfilled before moving to the next level, his model has merit to today. The pinnacle of the hierarchy is self-actualization.

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Stop the Nonsense! Innovation is a Discipline.

Stop the Nonsense! Innovation is a Discipline. | New Leadership | Scoop.it

For most firms, innovation is more a slogan or aspiration than a managed practice. Below, Jay Rao shows that for the best companies, innovation is a set of practices and attitudes built into daily work and long-term thinking, and argues that organisations should start treating innovation as a real discipline.

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:00 PM

It helps to understand that having discipline and a system and a process to move ideas into innovative actions. It's not by accident and it's not a random happening that allows companies to consistently innovate.

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Managing Innovation in an Uncertain World

Managing Innovation in an Uncertain World | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Six Principles


This issue of what it takes for companies and nations to adapt to change brings me back to the topic of “staying power.” In my research, I have tried to step back and look deeper at companies that have done well and have managed to survive ups and downs, and come through periods of change. What kinds of ideas and practices are behind those companies? I came up with six principles, based both on my own work and that of many other researchers in the field of strategy and innovation.

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BOLD: Bold Leadership is Not What You Think

BOLD: Bold Leadership is Not What You Think | New Leadership | Scoop.it

f you’re like most people, the idea of bold leadership conjures up images of big, charismatic, larger than life personalities. Most of us think of bold leaders as being driven, visionary, and having a take-no-prisoners approach to accomplishing their goals. In the world of sports we think of bold players being the ones who want the ball when the game is on the line. They want to take the last second shot that will win or lose the game. In business, it’s the leaders who are willing to make the multi-million dollar decisions that will propel their organizations forward or put people out of jobs.

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