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TMI: Leaders Who Share Too Much - Let's Grow Leaders

TMI: Leaders Who Share Too Much - Let's Grow Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it

Transparency builds trust.  TMI overwhelms.  Can leaders share too much? I received this note from a Let's Grow Leaders subscriber:

 

“The organization I work for prides itself on transparency – I too believe this is very important – however, there are some times when we try to be transparent when the information actually discourages the receiving party unnecessarily. I have been promoting transparency when there is good to be had – and not a way of removing guilt.”

 

So I open the conversation to the  LGL community. When do leaders share too much?

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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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5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping with complex issues. 

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Brent Gleeson about the need for #leaders and #managers.

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Talent en leiderschap ontwikkelen? Onzin! - Voorwoord - Opinie - Change in Site

Talent en leiderschap ontwikkelen? Onzin! - Voorwoord - Opinie - Change in Site | About leadership | Scoop.it

Een aantal technologische ontwikkelingen komt naar verwachting binnen nu en 5 jaar tot wasdom. Zij zullen de manier waarop we onze maatschappij en onze samenwerking organiseren radicaal veranderen. Denk aan draagbare technologie, augmented reality, 3d-printing, werken in de cloud, transport via drones en het efficiënt omzetten van zonnestraling in bruikbare en betaalbare energie.

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Dit is het voorwoord van het boek Talent en leiderschap ontwikkelen? Onzin! van Richard van der Lee.

Door Remco Mostertman

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What Leaders Can Learn From Robin Williams | Switch and Shift

What Leaders Can Learn From Robin Williams | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it
I am at the age when people I grew up idolizing, emulating, and imitating are dying. It is one of very few things about this time in my life that really sucks.
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Ken Perlman explains how Robin Williams can help #leaders.

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8 Must-Have Skills For Great Leaders | AboutLeaders.com

8 Must-Have Skills For Great Leaders | AboutLeaders.com | About leadership | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that hard skills are needed to become good leaders. However, there are certain soft skills that are required to become great leaders.
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Some thoughts by Marcellina Helen about skill #leaders should have.

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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). 

Veruit de meesten van ons zijn geschoold op het gebied van de moderne theorie. Business scholen nemen deze theorie vaak als uitgangspunt. Modernistische organisaties hebben het in de 20e eeuw uitstekend gedaan en dat heeft ons als maatschappij veel welvaart gebracht. Daarmee lijkt deze theorie ook goed te passen bij onze eigen maatschappij en de wijze waarop wij zelf denken. De kracht van deze theorie was zo sterk, dat er zelfs gedacht werd aan een continue groei (nooit meer terugslag/achteruitgang).

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Hans Kwakman, auteur van #SlowBanking, over het vinden van balans tussen #control en #trust

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The Paradox of Trust, Vulnerability and Leadership | Switch and Shift

The Paradox of Trust, Vulnerability and Leadership | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

We usually think of great leaders as strong, unflappable, all-knowing, all-confident and ready to forge ahead.  They have all the answers, they know where they are going, and we trust them without doubt and question.

 

Wrong! Great leaders are strong but don’t hide all their emotions. They know a lot but not everything, they are confident but not arrogant and they are ready to forge ahead – with the help of their team’s insights and inputs.  They want to be challenged and they want hidden assumptions brought to light and questioned.

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Deborah Mills-Scofield on #Trust, #Vulnerability and #Leadership

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Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW

Revaluing Trust: Shifting from WHY back to HOW | About leadership | Scoop.it

We are at a global tipping point, where the significant risk and costs of dis-trust (disengaged trust) are increasingly being exposed and experienced across a range of industries and professions. What is of major concern however, is that much of the current identification and management of the risk and costs associated with dis-trust, are reactionary. In other words, the catalyst is often some level of ‘negative exposure’ occurring, which forces the hand of executive leaders to take some kind of reactionary and corrective action.

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David Penglase: #Trust and #Leadership

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Security in the world of Internet of Things

Security in the world of Internet of Things | About leadership | Scoop.it
Will the Internet of Things bring Cybergeddon upon us? Let's hope not, but the IoT age has arrived and CIOs should be thinking about how to protect it, say security experts from IBM and Intel.
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Kristen Lee on #IoT and how to protect it against vulnerabilities.

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Why Introverts Now Rule the World

Twentieth-century Americans were bottle-fed on the importance of needing to "prove themselves." Extroverts, with their brash and gregarious manner, were the golden children. They excelled as intense, borderline manic individuals showcasing their charm and charisma, Wolf of Wall Street-style. Loud, proud, and ready to get things done, it was their time to shine.

As you can imagine, introverts weren't too thrilled. However, just as Mufasa predicted in The Lion King, the sun has set on their time, and is now rising again, with introverts as the new kings.

 

It's time to bow before the introverts reading in the corner. Why?

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Larry Kim: #Introverts. Better Listeners, Superior Storytellers, Better Bosses

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4 Stages of The Thought Leadership Funnel

4 Stages of The Thought Leadership Funnel | About leadership | Scoop.it

Mitchell Levy on #Leadership

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I’d like to introduce the Thought Leadership Funnel. This funnel replaces the traditional sales funnel; I’ve recreated it to be more relevant to the 21st century and how people are searching for and consuming products/services in today’s social-media driven economy. As you know, the traditional sales funnel works top-down, but here in the new Thought Leadership Funnel, you can see that future advocates and advocates can enter in at any stage of the buying process.

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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level | About leadership | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. Its was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that a lower level manager should focus on driving for results while top executives should focus on developing a strategic perspective.


Intuitively, this makes sense, based as it is on the assumption that once people develop a skill, they will continue to exercise it. But, interestingly, we don’t apply it in athletics; athletes continue to practice and develop the same skills throughout their careers.  And as we thought about the excellent senior executives we have met, we observed that they are, in fact, all very focused on delivering results, and many of the best lower level managers are absolutely clear about strategy and vision. This got us to wondering: Are some skills less important for leaders at certain levels of the organization? Or is there a set of skills fundamental to every level?

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Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman on @HarvardBizz: skills #leaders need.

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Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future | Switch and Shift

Screw Trust and You Skewer Your Future | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

The Veterans Administration and General Motors currently sit center-stagefor behavior that has ruptured the trust of customers and employees. But trust breaking goes on all the time—and not just with large hide-bound bureaucracies.

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#Leadership and #Trust are inseperatable

 

by Eileen McDargh

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5 Strategies for Driving Sales With Thought Leadership

5 Strategies for Driving Sales With Thought Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Thought leadership is hard to define but customers recognize it when they see it.
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Anthony Kennada gives some strategies to drive sales through #leadership

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Do You Have the Will to Lead?

Do You Have the Will to Lead? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Philosopher Peter Koestenbaum poses the truly big questions: How do we act when risks seem overwhelming? What does it mean to be a successful human being?.

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Why does being a #leader feel so hard today?
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The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn

The One Critical Skill That Most Managers Never Seem to Learn | About leadership | Scoop.it

Let it go. Since the beginning of time, those three words have never been repeated more frequently by more people or in more places than they have since the release of Frozen. 

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Do more by doing less. The difference between #managing and #leading.
By Mike Maughan 

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The one thing that trumps drive when it comes to great leadership

The one thing that trumps drive when it comes to great leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

No matter how much drive you have – there is one thing that will always beat it when it comes to business leadership success. The extrinsic vs. the intrinsic. Andrew Jenkins explains.

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#Extrinsic versus #intrinsic #leadership.

By Andrew Jenkins

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What's Outside the Regulation Box?

What's Outside the Regulation Box? | About leadership | Scoop.it

t’s no surprise that workers feel over-regulated.  Or that slackers cling to obsolete turf and boring routines with sluggish results. More surprising though, is the fact that regulation can default folks into their brain’s basal ganglia  in ways that block innovation opportunities.

 

It’s true that some call for the stability of regulation, while others crave more growth opportunities within deregulated freedoms. And it’s also true that we do best with well-chosen parameters and freedoms.

 

Yet too much policing eradicates potential and stomps out possibilities. The result?

 

Regulation can chase business owners to escape excessive controls by downsizing, or sending work abroad. Deregulation can create crony capitalism that destroys growth by too many self-serving choices.


Can neuro discoveries spark a new conversation to balance both sides in favor of the people?

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Dr. Ellen Weber links #neuroscience to #regulation

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The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk”

The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk” | About leadership | Scoop.it

One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to “walk the talk” — that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization. But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators and high-performing companies, the more I appreciate the need for leaders to “talk the walk” — that is, to be able to explain, in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win. The only sustainable form of business leadership is thought leadership. And leaders that think differently about their business invariably talk about it differently as well.

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Bill Taylor on #leadership

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6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust | Switch and Shift

6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

“Just trust me.” “Why don’t you trust me on this?” “Trust that it will all work out.” These are sentiments any person in business today has heard at one point or another. It could be the boss telling you to trust you will be treated right, a colleague telling you to trust they will deliver their portion of the project or a vendor asking you to trust they will apply the credit for your company correctly.

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Beverly D. Flaxington explains how to earn and keep #trust. For #leaders.

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Wi-Fi users not concerned about hotspot security

Wi-Fi users not concerned about hotspot security | About leadership | Scoop.it

Ofcom’s annual survey found growing numbers of business and consumer users relying on wireless connectivity to access the internet when outside the home, with 78% of those who did relying chiefly on free Wi-Fi connections.


Others, 27% and 12% respectively, sought hotspots included with their mobile or home broadband contracts, while 4% used pay-as-you-go Wi-Fi and 4% Wi-Fi with a separate ongoing subscription.

 

The concerns highlighted in Ofcom’s report centred on free Wi-Fi connections, which are typically provided without encryption, and offer immediate access without a password or key.

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What should we tell them to make them realize the dangers of #Open #Networks?

Alex Scroxton

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The ABCDs of Trustworthy Leadership | Switch and Shift

The ABCDs of Trustworthy Leadership | Switch and Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

The world is in desperate need for a new kind of leadership. The type of leadership we’ve seen the last several decades has produced record low levels of trust and engagement in the workforce, so clearly what we’ve been doing isn’t working. We need a leadership philosophy grounded in the knowledge and belief that the most successful leaders and organizations are those that place an emphasis on leading with trust.

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Randy Conley - Switch and Shift - #Leadership

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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others

Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others | About leadership | Scoop.it
The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.
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By Glenn Llopes on @Forbes. #Leadership 

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Goed leiderschap komt tegenwoordig nooit alleen

Goed leiderschap komt tegenwoordig nooit alleen | About leadership | Scoop.it
Hoe hebben jullie gekeken naar het optreden van Nederlandse leiders in de afgelopen weken?
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Uitstekende gastbijdrage van Joep Schrijvers over #Leiderschap naar aanleiding van #MH17 - De Correspondent

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Why the Best Leaders are Servants, Not Kings

Leaders must empower their people, not just command them.

 

If you set out to climb Mt. Everest, one of the first things you do is hire a Sherpa. Originally an ethnic group in Nepal, today a "Sherpa" is the common term used for the leader of a mountain climbing expedition. In business terms, you are hiring a CEO to help you get to the top.

Thinking of yourself in the role of the Sherpa will help you become a stronger leader. This is especially true today where leaders must empower their people, not just command them. As I reflected on the treacherous and risky conditions endured by climbers, it reminded me of our current business landscape and the need for courageous and thoughtful leadership.

 
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By josh Linkner: #Leadership

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Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions

Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions | About leadership | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?

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#Mindful #Leadership
Natalia Karelaia - INSEAD 

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