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Proven Ways to Earn Your Employees' Trust

Proven Ways to Earn Your Employees' Trust | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Trust is often talked about as the bedrock of a company’s success. Most people think about the issue in terms of customers: They have to believe in you and your products and services. But trust within the organization is just as important: Your employees must believe in each other. When they don’t, communication, teamwork and performance inevitably suffer. After New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger fired the newspaper’s editor, Jill Abramson, in May, he explained that he’d repeatedly warned her that she was losing the trust of the newsroom. But how do you build trust in the workplace?

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Lead Wisely: Develop a Courageous Heart

Lead Wisely: Develop a Courageous Heart | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” But courage is something more than a quality of the mind.  It is, as I learned from my wife, primarily a condition of the heart.

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Being Yourself: How Much is Too Much?

Being Yourself: How Much is Too Much? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

How much of “yourself” you put on display should be dependent on the situation and those around you.

 

How many times have you prepared for an interview, a meeting with a new client, or a presentation and you get the rallying calls to: ‘just be yourself’, ‘be authentic’, ‘show people who you really are’ and ‘be totally honest’?  It reflects our viral existence where ‘public privacy’ is the norm. It’s another part of the growing social revolution to ‘let it all hang out’. I would suggest that nothing could be further from the right thing to do.


 

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Futureproofing through flexible working

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Nick Martindale asks how being more flexible in your approach can help prepare your organisation for the future
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Inside the Walls of a Values-Based Leadership Organization

Inside the Walls of a Values-Based Leadership Organization | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Quite simply in any human group the leader has maximal power to sway everyone’s emotions. If people’s emotions are pushed toward the range of enthusiasm, performance can soar; if people are pushed toward rancor and anxiety, they will be thrown off stride.” At Luck Companies, we could not agree more

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The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results

The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Paul McCartney and John Lennon were not psychologists. But their approach to collaboration highlights many of the recommendations experts are now offering organizations for making groups more effective.

 

McCartney excelled at melody, Lennon at lyrics. His songs were uplifting, Lennon’s had an edge. McCartney was left-handed and, importantly, Lennon was not. Playing together, they each benefited from seeing a song’s chord progression reflected back at them, making it easier to improvise notes that fit the scale.

 

The lesson: Collaborations are most effective when teammates complement rather than replicate one another’s abilities. Skill duplication leads to power struggles.


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Do You Know the 4 Major Small Business Pitfalls?

Do You Know the 4 Major Small Business Pitfalls? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:46 PM


Awareness of what can go wrong, is somewhat lacking amongst many of the thousands of small business owners, whose dreams go up in smoke each year.


Whilst jumping in head first and learning the hard lessons as you go along has a certain ring to it and has served many well, it has cost countless more their livelihoods, and is not recommended for those who want more certainty in regards to the likelihood of their business venture succeeding.


This excellent article, suggests that being aware of and preparing to face the know pitfalls in any business start up is the key to survival, and it identifies the four most common pitfalls that business owners must overcome to be successful.


Yuliana Aqni's curator insight, June 19, 2014 1:47 AM

bread!!!

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Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It

Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Start by talking about impact, not financial performance.

Via Karen Dietz, Sandeep Gautam, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Richard Lock's curator insight, June 18, 2014 3:06 AM

Good example of the clear benefits of genuine engagement.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, June 18, 2014 9:33 PM

PDGLead

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 2014 8:42 PM

ENPS is the 3rd one

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Communicating The Universal Leadership Language

Communicating The Universal Leadership Language | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I spent 9 days in Cuba last month. Many stories to tell. Yes, I engaged in some of the expected activities. Strolled through Havana Vieja, retracing Ernest Hemingway’s steps. Listened to infectious live music every day. Indulged in a slew of sumptuous meals prepared in the home-grown paladares, beacons of a nascent Cuban entrepreneurialism.


But the unexpected stirred me most.

 

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How to Give Your Team Feedback

How to Give Your Team Feedback | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Business books, magazines, and blogs are chock full of advice about how to give feedback to individuals, but how do you do the same for your entire team? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting? How much is too much? And how should your colleagues help

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Eff. Leadership: What is your predisposition?

Eff. Leadership: What is your predisposition? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Take a strategic pause. Think about the title of this article. How did you interpret the abbreviated word…did you even notice or was it automatic? Did you read it as ‘effective’ or ‘efficient’? This simple test just revealed which technique is dominant in your style of leadership. As self-proclaimed innovators, we must delve into our inner propensities for efficiency and effectiveness which ultimately reveals our proclivity for innovation

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Things Great Employers Do, and How You Influence Every One

Things Great Employers Do, and How You Influence Every One | New Leadership | Scoop.it

It's always great when I can share research that makes it clear how important you are to your company's success. I wish more of you would: A) Take the research to heart and to your business leaders; and, B) incorporate the research into your strategic priorities for compensation. After all, in addition to improving lots of things about your place of work, addressing findings like these in your own backyard could mean improved career opportunities and job security for you.…

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The Best Negotiators Plan to Think on Their Feet

The Best Negotiators Plan to Think on Their Feet | New Leadership | Scoop.it

You can’t script negotiation. Instead, you need a supple strategy you can adapt to the situation at hand. Opportunities pop up. So do obstacles. Power ebbs and flows. Talks that seem to crawl along can suddenly race forward or veer off in another direction.

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Transforming the Workplace - 11 Steps Towards Optimism

Transforming the Workplace - 11 Steps Towards Optimism | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Can someone explain the dreary mood that’s seem to have taken over your office? Why has the air gone out of your people? What’s wrong with everyone, anyways? Maybe you should look no further than the end of your own nose: the person at fault may be you.

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10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others - Entrepreneur

10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others - Entrepreneur | New Leadership | Scoop.it
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To realize the utmost potential and minimize wasted effort, identify exactly what you're going after and make sure your people do, too. Redundancies arise when communication falters.

Via Mike Klintworth, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Effective leaders must choose the right tactic for the right mission, no matter if it’s the boardroom or the battlefield. Inspiring others comes in myriad different forms. Here are 10 leadership guidelines to inspire others:

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:51 PM

Be the type of leader  for your people that you want your leader to be for you.

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Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence | New Leadership | Scoop.it
You can't go in expecting logic to prevail.
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5 People Who Destroy Your Culture

5 People Who Destroy Your Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Keeping around any employee who is a bad culture fit can destroy your team's working environment. If people think bad or counterproductive behavior is acceptable they will imprint on this and either start acting badly themselves or want to leave the company to work in a more positive environment.

Here are some of the typical types of people who can hurt your culture:

 

1. The Jerk

2.  The Whiner

3. Credit Taker

4. Charming Do Nothing

5. Loyalty Monger



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5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century

5 Ways to Be More Adaptive in the 21st Century | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains how to be fast--and smart--about the way that you act.

 

For decades, the principles of efficiency were taught in business schools, and businesses thrived because of it, McChrystal says. But with more information being shared at greater speeds, even the most efficient organization these days can’t keep up.

 

The secret to success is adaptability, he says. You've got to be smarter--and faster--about the way you react, especially in today's world. With that in mind, here are five ways to get your team focused. 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Elysian Training, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Wise Leader™
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Efficienarta's curator insight, April 24, 2014 4:57 AM

Valuing a shared consciousness and investing time in the communications and other actions to achieve this could be a great step on the journey rom efficiency towards effectiveness.

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How Emotion Shapes Decision Making

How Emotion Shapes Decision Making | New Leadership | Scoop.it
  There is little disagreement that effective decision-making is one of the most important tasks we must master to achieve success in every part of life. If we were to take a survey in the average ...

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:40 AM

Balance your head and heart when making decisions!

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The Wisdom in Asking Why

The Wisdom in Asking Why | New Leadership | Scoop.it

 

Want to hear something funny? I’ve never donated a cent to my alma mater, William & Mary. I’ve given a little directly to the swim team, but not to the alumni association or the college directly. Even in the two years I was running my own nonprofit foundation, this good cause did not make the list of organizations we gave to. I loved W&M while I was there, and I love it now. So why haven’t I ever donated to my old school?

 

The answer lies right in that question: Why? There’s a short, really simple answer. It’s something easily fixable, once the right person finds out my tiny little reason and adjusts something simple. Am I holding a grudge? Hardly. As I said, I really do love my college. I’m very proud of it. Mostly, I just want someone to ask me why I’ve never given. But no one’s ever asked. Isn’t that weird? If you were in charge of hustling for donations, wouldn’t you spend at least a little time reaching out to all of the alumni who have never given, or who haven’t given in years, and ask them why they haven’t? Or why they stopped.

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Leading the way: Tackling stress from the top

Leading the way: Tackling stress from the top | New Leadership | Scoop.it
How can leaders reduce both their own stress levels and that of their staff?
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Do you have what it takes to be an executive leader?

Do you have what it takes to be an executive leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to be a successful leader? Then make sure you put these five key techniques into practice, says Sophie Eagan.
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How to Set Goals You Really Want to Achieve

How to Set Goals You Really Want to Achieve | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Instead of classic goal setting, we need to paint a picture of what success in its entirety looks like to you.

 

What is your personal desired outcome(s) over the next year or few years?For a business, what does success look like to your firm? What you want to describe is the entire picture of what you care about and how your life will look when you reach the desired outcome you are seeking. We want to think about the different components of who we are and what matters to us.

 

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Getting Outside the Box: The 5 Behaviors of Successful Leaders

Getting Outside the Box: The 5 Behaviors of Successful Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

If I had to pick just one piece of business advice that’s become pure cliché over the past few decades, I’d select “think outside the box.”

 

I’ve heard this so many times in business circles, I have to resist rolling my eyes when I hear it. However, the intent has merit.

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