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Future Of Work: A Flat Army Of Open Leadership via A.G. Lafley

Future Of Work: A Flat Army Of Open Leadership via A.G. Lafley | About leadership | Scoop.it
Flat Army? What the heck is a Flat Army? Work environments need not feel like a military camp or a ruthless command-and-control operation. The process of work should be fun, innovative, creative an...

Via A.Busetti, ValerieMalaval, HR Trend Institute
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"At P&G, Lafley opened up everything. He wanted his leaders to be more collaborative, and just as importantly, he wanted his employees to be open. As a results, magic happened. He branded this open architecture “Connect and Develop” or “C&D.” The framework reached across all employees, regardless of title, and it drove not only revenue and profitability, but also employee engagement."


Given that the published engagement figures have rarely moved over the last 10 years, we need more people to investigate how to be flat army commanders!

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I strongly believe in a new type of management style. Not the control-and-command style, form which Managers are derived, but working together based on trust, empowerment and cooperation. Leaders in stead of Managers. All part of my philosophy call 'Qualtism'.
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New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters”

New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters” | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is no longer defined by years spent in the industry, seniority with the company or the number of gray hairs on our heads. Innovation and social strategies play an increasing role in who wins – and who gets left behind. Often by necessity, leadership is getting younger, stronger and more diverse

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Persoonlijk leiderschap is ook een stap terug durven doen

Persoonlijk leiderschap is ook een stap terug durven doen | About leadership | Scoop.it
‘De juiste tijd kiezen is tijd besparen’

Het lijkt wel of dit citaat van de bekende Engelse filosoof en staatsman Francis Bacon (1561-1626) na meer dan vier eeuwen met de dag aan betekenis wint. Vraag een willekeurige medewerker of leidinggevende hoe het gaat en uitspraken als ‘het is hectisch’, ‘veel te druk’ of ‘ik heb continue een volle agenda’ komen voorbij. Hierbij moet ik bekennen dat deze uitspraken de laatste maanden ook geregeld uit mijn mond kwamen. De vraag die ik mijzelf de afgelopen weken heb gesteld is of ik niet in de befaamde valkuil ben gevallen, namelijk de valkuil van het niet maken van keuzes en het nemen van tijd.
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Richard van der Lee neemt en tijdje rust en geeft aan waarom. #leiderschap #wuwei

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Forget Time Management... Focus on Time Leadership

Forget Time Management... Focus on Time Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Being busy is a problem. Not necessarily because we can’t seem to get everything done but more because we use it as an excuse. Bob Talbert states it this way, “Have you noticed that even the busiest people are never too busy to take time to tell you how busy they are?” In fact, I think we wear busy as a badge of honor to show others just how important we are. But this is a dilemma that we have long struggled with in management and leadership circles. How do we best organize our time to reduce our busy schedules into manageable chunks? This is the wrong question to ask. It reinforces the old notion that time controls us… when in fact, we control time. Instead of thinking that you only have 24 hours in a day, realize this is more than enough time to do everything you need to do.
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Hampton Hopkins about time #leadership

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | About leadership | Scoop.it

We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data....

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#Learning and #leading. The differences in approach.

Terry Heick

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Leadership is Not a Contest -

Leadership is Not a Contest - | About leadership | Scoop.it
I live in a culture that makes everything a contest.

We take metaphors from sports and try to apply them to every activity of life. We live in a time when the language of athletics has become abbreviations to describe how we live. We have created a culture in which a Hail, Mary has become a football play.

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Greg Richardson (Strategic Monk) about #leadership as a contest.

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What Do We Mean By New Leadership?

What Do We Mean By New Leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

I am a great fan of curation and use Scoop-it on a regular basis to bring together and publish articles and blogs on key areas of interest. One of my curates is called “New Leadership” and a couple of weeks ago one of my Twitter followers asked me what I meant by that. It was a fair question and following the death last year of Margaret Thatcher, it was one which got me thinking about the way that our concept of leadership has changed over the last couple of decades.

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Roger Francis - Creative Learning Partners on #new #leadership

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | About leadership | Scoop.it
Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.
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Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell about #leadership

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Leiderschap is ook keuzes durven maken!

Leiderschap is ook keuzes durven maken! | About leadership | Scoop.it
Hokjesdenken! Een fenomeen dat hardnekkig verbonden is met het doen en laten in de BV Nederland. Denk maar aan Cito-toetsen in het onderwijs. Deze zorgen er voor dat momentopnames belangrijker zijn dan doorlopende waarneming van talenten die kinderen buiten de hokjes tentoonspreiden. Gevolg: Het menselijke potentieel van de toekomst als cijfertjes in spreadsheets.
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Richard van der Lee over #hokjesdenken en #leiderschap

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The Leadership 'X' Factor That Creates 'It' Companies

The Leadership 'X' Factor That Creates 'It' Companies | About leadership | Scoop.it

How do some companies evolve to “it company” status while others languish in relative obscurity? Whether you think of more mature companies like Google, Whole Foods, or Unilever, or early stage marvels like Warby Parker, Vendini, or RevZilla, the hottest companies on the planet understand it’s not what they do or how they do it, but why they do what they do that defines who they are as an organization.  Put simply, company culture is the real competitive advantage great organizations trade on.

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By Mike Myatt on #Forbes.
#Leadership and great culture 

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De worsteling tussen control en vertrouwen

De worsteling tussen control en vertrouwen | About leadership | Scoop.it

Organisatieontwikkeling, voor mij een moeilijk en ook complex onderwerp met vele invalshoeken en afhankelijkheden. Ik worstel op dit gebied al enige tijd met het ordenen van mijn gedachten hierover. Misschien helpt een poging om de worsteling op papier te zetten?

Vanuit de literatuur worden organisatietheorieën vaak ingedeeld in drie groepen. De klassieke theorie (de interne organisatie, werkverdeling, sturing op efficiency, tweedeling kapitaal en arbeid staat centraal), de moderne theorie (omgevingsfactoren, menselijke behoeften, management control, hiërarchie, effectiviteit/efficiency, ratio, feiten en voorspellen zijn belangrijk) en de postmoderne theorie (de werkelijkheid is hoe mensen deze met elkaar zien., horizontaal organiseren, Kennis wordt opgedaan door te experimenteren en van elkaar te leren. Mensen bepalen hun eigen route, waardegedreven, vertrouwen en begrip in plaats van voorspellen en control). 

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Hans Kwakman over #organisatievernieuwing. 
#Control of #Trust.

 

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Forget Command and Control-Try Connect and Inspire

Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.

 

More than 60% of leaders describe their own leadership style as either "command and control" or "old school hierarchal." But highly hierarchal leaders who manage by dictating, demanding and doing things themselves are increasingly finding themselves facing uncomfortable headwinds.

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Lauren Leader-Chivée: say goodbye to the old command-and-control managing style. #leadership

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3 Ways To Be An Extraordinary Leader - Joseph Lalonde

3 Ways To Be An Extraordinary Leader - Joseph Lalonde | About leadership | Scoop.it
You may be thinking extraordinary leaders do world changing actions. Not true. Discover what truly makes an extraordinary leader.
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Joseph Lalonde on #leadership

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Stop Creating a “This” or “That” Culture | Switch and Shift

Stop Creating a “This” or “That” Culture | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

Oh, yes, I got sucked into the culture of “this” or “that” creating game several years ago.

Back then I designed and regularly presented a workshop, which I called “Making a Real Recognition Culture.” I even wrote regularly about it when politely asked.  No matter the format the content was always well received and respected.

These days we banter around the idea that we can create any type of culture you want from a million different stripes needed right in your very own workplace. Which is quite amazing when you really think about it.

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Roy Saunderson about Cultural Profusion #Leadership

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How to Build Influence As A Leader

How to Build Influence As A Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
Are you exercising authority or influence with your team? Here are a few ways to test your leader actions.
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Bethany Swartz - #Leadership authority and influence

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How Embracing Risk Is Vital For Your Leadership

How Embracing Risk Is Vital For Your Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

When it comes to business, no successful leader has made the big time by being overly hesitant and inhibited. Being bold and brash is not necessarily the key to success, but taking chances and embracing the notion of risk is. Playing it safe can certainly lead to profitability in the short term, but it greatly handicaps in the long term the growth of not just your business but also yourself, as a leader and, more importantly, as a person. Nobody looks up to those who shy off life’s challenges and are complacent with being just good enough in life and especially in business, and that’s how a leader who shuns risk taking comes across to their workforce and clientèle. It is a sign of weakness, and weakness and leadership are ultimately incompatible and a recipe for failure.

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Georgina Stewart connects taking #risks with #leadership

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Are you part of the problem or the solution? - Quantum Performance

Are you part of the problem or the solution? - Quantum Performance | About leadership | Scoop.it

Blame – or the blame game – is always harmful and destructive. It undermines the team dynamic and creates a stressful work environment. When something goes wrong and there’s a witchhunt for whose fault it is, people react by hiding, covering themselves, misrepresenting and being increasingly cautious. Nobody engages in a productive conversation to learn from the mistake, which only perpetuates the situation and increases the likelihood it will be repeated.

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Gershon Mader on #teams and #leadership

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Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
What is all this talk about sustainability? Is this serious business or another fad or trend that has little relevance to business?...
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Judith E. Glaser on Huffington Post wonders if #sustainable #leadership is serious.

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A Spiral Model of Change

A Spiral Model of Change | About leadership | Scoop.it
Designing change can be following the whorl of a shell more than the steps of a pyramid.
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Dan Oestreich about #organizational #Change on Unfloding #Leadership.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 9, 7:45 AM

Everything we need to know is already there. The challenge is shaking free from what shackles us in deeply held beliefs.

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THE LEADERSHIP ELEPHANT: Why You Lead (Part 1)

THE LEADERSHIP ELEPHANT: Why You Lead (Part 1) | About leadership | Scoop.it

In my last guest blog, I outlined a model of triadic leadership as a means to understand different components of leadership. In summary, it provides elements (Figure 1), which when viewed together, form three foundational elements of leadership. In this post, I will provide a short synopsis of one of the corners of the triad – why a leader leads.

The idea of digging into the heart of why we lead requires that we ask foundational questions about leaders’ values and beliefs. In an era defined by self-empowerment, self-promotion and ‘selfies’, this level of introspection is not popular. To illustrate the point, try to think of a leadership book that deals with why leaders lead.

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Paul Sohn on #leadership

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The Most Important Word In Leadership | Switch and Shift

The Most Important Word In Leadership | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

If you had to sum up everything you believe about leadership, your core philosophy, in just one word, what word would you choose? 

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#Trust of course. And Ted Coiné explains why. #leadership

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Leadership is the life blood of an organisation - ManagementSite

Leadership is the life blood of an organisation - ManagementSite | About leadership | Scoop.it
Wat kan er over leiderschap geleerd worden van organisaties die gewend zijn om te gaan met onverwachte situaties? En noemen we dit nog wel leiderschap?
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Robert Biemans neemt het leger als voorbeeld voor #leiderschap.

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Five little rules for lean thought leadership

Five little rules for lean thought leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Don’t think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Positioning yourself, your team, and your company as top thinkers in a given space is an effective way to build credibility and grow your brand. Be it a keynote speech by your CEO, a contributed article by your head of business development, or a panel spot for your community manager — thought leadership opportunities are a reliably lean way to transform your team into rockstars. 

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K. Tighe on lean #leadership

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A Thorough Self-Assessment Will Make You a Stronger Leader

A Thorough Self-Assessment Will Make You a Stronger Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it

A commitment to self-assessment is a trait that an effective middle market CEO should possess. You often play a more central and complex role than CEOs in larger companies, which usually have bigger, more-defined leadership teams. As such, self-assessment may be the last thing on your to-do list because other priorities crowd your busy agenda. Taking the time to pull back on day-to-day work and reflect upon whether your efforts are truly aligned with your company's long-term vision is an essential component of leadership.

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Chuck Leddy: making better #leaders

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Hoe ga jij om met jouw superego?

Hoe ga jij om met jouw superego? | About leadership | Scoop.it
omgaan met het superego
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Robert den Broeder refereert aan een workshop bij de boekpresentatie van het #Leiderschapsalfabet.

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Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership?

Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Many tough decisions need to be made every day. In hospitals and clinics, life-impacting decisions are made. On battlefields, just think of the decisions made and the ultimate sacrifices they may bring. Compared to sterile workplaces, the type of decisions and corresponding sacrifices pale in comparison. Yet, sacrifices happen every day and in every place.

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Jon Mertz summarizes answers on the G+ community +Lead Change

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Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal

Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal | About leadership | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

I was asked recently to explain in simple terms how ethics and trust are related. It is a great question, because we define trust and ethics in so many different ways.
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About #leadership, #trust and #ethics

Linda Fisher Thornton

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