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Three ways CEOs can improve the supply chain | McKinsey & Company

Three ways CEOs can improve the supply chain | McKinsey & Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
CEOs increasingly view the supply chain as a critical point of competitive differentiation. Here’s how to make it better. A McKinsey & Company article.
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When to Step Down As a Leader

When to Step Down As a Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

During a reunion with a close friend 25 years after we went through Beast Barracks together, he made two simple statements about his career both in the military and in the private sector.  He knew when it was time to pass the torch and was able to do it with foresight, grace and resolve.

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Leadership That Gets Results

Leadership That Gets Results | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Research by the consulting firm Hay/McBer, which draws on a random sample of 3,871 executives selected from a database of more than 20,000 executives worldwide, takes much of the mystery out of effective leadership. The research found six distinct leadership styles, each springing from different components of emotional intelligence. The styles, taken individually, appear to have a direct and unique impact on the working atmosphere of a company, division, or team, and in turn, on its financial performance. And perhaps most important, the research indicates that leaders with the best results do not rely on only one leadership style; they use most of them in a given week—seamlessly and in different measure—depending on the business situation. Imagine the styles, then, as the array of clubs in a golf pro’s bag. Over the course of a game, the pro picks and chooses clubs based on the demands of the shot. Sometimes he has to ponder his selection, but usually it is automatic. The pro senses the challenge ahead, swiftly pulls out the right tool, and elegantly puts it to work. That’s how high-impact leaders operate, too.


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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:06 AM

Classic Harvard article by Goleman identifying 6 styles and their correlation with success. Well worth re-reading.

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On Leadership and Truth

On Leadership and Truth | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders are often put in precarious positions when it relates to truth.  They are expected to withhold sensitive information and be authentic, not disclose everything about direction and motivate.  It is dangerous balancing act that often times results a systemic mistrust of leaders and leadership by employees.
A recent study (find study by McKinsey) showed that less than a 33% of employees believed what their employers and leaders were saying.  33%!  Essentially, that means that employees don’t believe 2/3 of what they are told.
Is there really any question why the rumor mill/grapevine/water cooler talk is so powerful?
Given the nature of the social media, any slip of leaking information of a new product or potential merger could mean the difference between a blockbuster new initiative and an idea that is picked apart before it sees the light of day.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:10 AM

The grapevine rules in inverse proportion to the quality and authenticity of communication in an organisation.

Nadine Hack's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:22 AM

Thanks to David Hain for sharing this!

donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:53 AM

(From the article): Leaders have to be able dish it out and take it.  It’s not enough to give honest feedback.  That is almost expected.  One of the most important paths to an open honest environment is when employees see that they can be honest too.

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A Leadership Secret for Today’s Distracted Leader

A Leadership Secret for Today’s Distracted Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Being present is reflecting back and magnifying the desired wishes, wants and needs of each person in the room. Do all you can to speak positively and encourage those you meet with. Connect to the very soul, as you look each person in the eye. And whether a kind handshake or a gentle touch on the arm, make whatever physical connection is appropriate

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5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.

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5 Tips for Sparking Creativity in Your Team

Heed some advice from a Silicon Valley CEO who cut his teeth at Disney, where he learned to embrace the magic of thinking outside the box.

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Why Pressuring Your Employees to Perform Is Sure to Backfire

New research finds the global workforce is more stressed out than ever before, leading to decreased retention rates, disengagement, and poor productivity.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 6, 2014 2:22 PM

Some good insights. Very important topic in today's environment.

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10 Indispensable Leadership Models

10 Indispensable Leadership Models | New Leadership | Scoop.it
A summary of 10 of the best leadership models that every manager should learn.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:20 AM

1. Situational Leadership...

Library@NYP's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:22 AM

This article provides a useful guide to sharpen leadership skills based on these classic and popular models.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, November 6, 2014 12:46 PM

Amen....

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Seven soft skills that every leader should develop

Seven soft skills that every leader should develop | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Business prowess and the ability to command and lead have for a long time been associated with efficient management and leadership, but big changes are on the way. Together with various transitions in business, management is also changing to incorporate more soft skills than ever. A recent study from Harvard Business Review demonstrated that the requirements for a leadership position have shifted to include many soft skills. Here are some of the most important soft skills every manager should develop and cultivate.

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:20 AM

(From the article): Humility essentially means that a leader is modest about his or her position in the rank, and refrains from adopting the management style of a power-hungry megalomaniac. A good leader is able to allow others to lead with him, because they know how to balance confidence and humility. Instead of feeding his or her ego with the power and authority that comes with the function, a great leader is able to blend in and set a rhythm for the whole company to follow. 

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:21 AM

A great list and the only other and most important quality I would add is respect for self and genuine respect for others.  It is the glue that holds people, relationships and organizations together.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:42 PM

OK, librarians.  You are leaders on your campus and in your district.  Choose one or two of these to work on this year.

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Can you manage the dynamics of organisational change?

Can you manage the dynamics of organisational change? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Organisations seeking a blueprint to address the increasing pressures and demands of the rapidly changing corporate landscape are often confronted with change models that are too academic, too static or overly simplistic for their needs.  A structured yet flexible model is essential and to work effectively requires outstanding leadership behaviours at all times, to proactively manage and deliver the necessary organisational change.

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An interesting 5 step model

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What you should know about leadership coaching

What you should know about leadership coaching | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Coaching has become a recognized leadership skill over the past decade. Leaders who coach are more adept at triggering people’s imagination and creative thinking skills. Also, coaching has proven t...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:27 PM

Many leaders avoid coaching because they aren’t sure when to coach and how to mentally prepare for the conversation. This post will look at when is the best time for you to use a coaching style of leadership and what conditions are needed to ensure your coaching is successful.

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5 Great Questions The Best Leaders Ask Themselves

5 Great Questions The Best Leaders Ask Themselves | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Apparently, few people ask leaders questions about leadership. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, November 13, 2014 8:33 AM

(From the article): The Importance of Answering Great Questions After doing so many of our leadership interviews, we’ve been surprised at one recurring response from the men and women with whom we talk. After we complete the interview, they say in different ways, “Thanks for giving me the chance to think about these questions.” That’s the problem — they had answers; they simply needed someone to ask the questions, not just for people listening but for themselves, so that they as leaders could reflect on their own experiences. I hope someone asks you great leadership questions today. Answering those questions will make you a better leader. But if you go through the day and no one asks, take the initiative and ask yourself. The best leaders do. Shouldn’t you?

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control

 

While I’ve run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are ten of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them and having the wherewithal to actually do so in spite of your stress.


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Linda Holroyd's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:18 AM

Here's to those who can keep calm! Ohm....

David Hain's curator insight, November 13, 2014 11:27 AM

Great, practical tips for getting the most from stress.

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6 Leadership Myths and Realities

6 Leadership Myths and Realities | New Leadership | Scoop.it
There are many false impressions of what makes a great leader. Many people think that it's baked into your DNA whether or not you are destined to become an effective leader. Well guess what, they are wrong. I've shattered the top leadership myths and am giving you the reality.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 8:13 PM

As you live your life, you lead your life - either an example or not.  It's your values and how you treat others that make you someone to follow and emulate.

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The Three Phases of Transformational Change

The Three Phases of Transformational Change | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever started out on a new path, a new philosophy or even just tried to introduce something new at work. Maybe it was a simple as trying to convince your bosses that "Dress Down Fridays" are a good idea and won't tarnish the firm's image. And did you notice what your idea had to go through to be accepted?

All change -- I've come to the conclusion -- goes through three main stages. This is Adapted from 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's three stages of truth -- which is that "all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

My personal interpretation of this goes for transformational change too. Whether that's you suddenly telling your Mediterranean meat-eating family that you're suddenly giving up meat (that was me), or you're trying to introduce as company newsletter (me again) or you're telling your mates that you're giving up your safe corporate office job to become a coach and author (me again!) -- you will undoubtably encounter:

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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:08 AM

Change often comes in 3 phases.  Here's one take on the trio. Useful to orientate efforts.

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Accelerate Growth for Your Business by Doing Just Three Things

Accelerate Growth for Your Business by Doing Just Three Things | New Leadership | Scoop.it

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Trust as the Differentiator

Trust as the Differentiator | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Brad Katsuyama was a trader at the Royal Bank of Canada when he discovered how high-frequency traders were front running the market and using milliseconds to take advantage of just about everyone. Brad’s response to this inequity was to start his own exchange called the Investor’s Exchange (IEX), which comes with “speed bumps” that eliminate the advantage of high-speed investors.

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Redefining the Bigger, Farther & Faster Business

Redefining the Bigger, Farther & Faster Business | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Many organizations seek to be bigger, to go farther than the competition, and do it faster. But there’s a heavy price to pay unless you redefine those three words to match today’s reality with what we look for in our work. Consider this new manifesto

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Tactics Aren't Everything. Successful Leaders Master These 7 Points of Strategy

Tactics Aren't Everything. Successful Leaders Master These 7 Points of Strategy | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Most people can't determine strategy from tactics. Here, Growth Guru Verne Harnish lays out his 7 Strata of Strategy sure to give you the competitive edge.

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:49 AM

(From the article): It's hard to be unique, but you can identify rare valuable traits about your company that matter to your customers. What are the three things that your competitors can't do or won't do without great effort or expense? Hint: Customer Service is not a differentiator.

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Winter is coming: what Game of Thrones can teach us about leading in turbulent times

Winter is coming: what Game of Thrones can teach us about leading in turbulent times | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Like many of you, I am a Game of Thrones devotee. The battle to claim the Iron Throne provides a host of learning for those interested in becoming a better leader.

 

As a leadership consultant and coach with BlessingWhite, I have the opportunity to connect with a wide range of leaders across a number of industries, from big pharma to finance, manufacturing to gaming. Each brings their own unique style, their own background and experiences and, through the impact of their character and actions, shapes the culture of their organisation. Leadership can be built on a relationship of fear or love. It can come from any level in the hierarchy and it is not ‘bestowed’ by virtual of a big title or senior position

 

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Rethinking the role of the strategist | McKinsey & Company

Rethinking the role of the strategist | McKinsey & Company | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Strategic planning has been under assault for years. But good strategy is more important than ever. What does that mean for the strategist? A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Are you ready to be a social age leader?

Are you ready to be a social age leader? | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Industrial Age leadership was good, or at least efficient. It enabled us to get the most out of every worker; expectations were set; consequences for not meeting minimums were clear. People did what they were told, and went home.


But the Industrial Age is over. And it’s not coming back.

 

Welcome to the Social Age.

 

 

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David Hain's curator insight, November 6, 2014 2:53 AM

Get with the zeitgeist or risk falling behind.  Social is here to stay!

Tom Hood's curator insight, November 8, 2014 8:05 AM

Love it - the move from the industrial age to the information age to the "social age". Our Leadership Academy identified the new attributes of the CPA Leader of the future as "Proactive, flexible, collaborative, trustworthy, future-focused, balanced, tech-savvy". Welcome to the social age!

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Holding others accountable

Holding others accountable | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders know that accountability is a key to great employees and exemplary organizations and practice it with with a light touch, equality and trust.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:18 PM

Great coaching on how to hold someone to account and treat them as an adult and build their capacity. A little bit of cognitive dissonance is a good thing!