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Does Trust Really Matter?

Does Trust Really Matter? | About leadership | Scoop.it

I was asked by a friend of mine, someone recently promoted to a leadership position, just how much trust mattered in a leadership role.

For those of you who read this blog often my answer may surprise you.

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Steve Keating - Lead Today

And yes: without #trust there will be no #leadership

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:48 PM

Without it, you might as well shut down. You need unless you are a monopoly like public education.

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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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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:55 PM

I suspect diversity has always mattered. Perhaps we are more aware of that need. What I find intriguing is how often diversity is shut down in the echo chambers we call organizations.

 

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Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic]

Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic] | About leadership | Scoop.it
Not all great leaders are great managers and not all great managers are great leaders. So what sets them apart? Check out this infographic for a comparison.
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Nice infographic about the differences between managers and leaders.

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What Is Upward Leadership and Why You Need to Be Effective Doing It

What Is Upward Leadership and Why You Need to Be Effective Doing It | About leadership | Scoop.it
Becoming effective in upward leadership will help you be a better team player, a more effective professional, and an all-around better leader
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The team, not he individual, is the ultimate champion.

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What is Personal Positive Power? - Leadership & Change Magazine

What is Personal Positive Power? - Leadership & Change Magazine | About leadership | Scoop.it
You need positive energy to accomplish anything. Check out this article and find out how to engage and discover your personal positive power!
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By Marcella Bremer. 

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Don’t Wait to Be Asked: Lead

Don’t Wait to Be Asked: Lead | About leadership | Scoop.it
A roadmap for increasing your influence at work.
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Based on insights from Harry M. Kraemer. He offers the following roadmap to future leaders looking to change their organizations right now.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 27, 1:33 PM
I experienced resentment in schools when I tried to lead as a teacher. What is interesting is that pedagogy and educating are leading children based on etymology. In that sense, teachers are always leading.
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Nudge Theory explanation

Nudge Theory explanation | About leadership | Scoop.it

Nudge theory summary, heuristics explanation, nudge history, extensions and connections to motivation, change-management and leadership, and nudge glossary

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Sounds pretty the same as what I practice as New Leadership. A good overview on Nudge as opposed to our traditional management styles based on quantative aspects.

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What is innovative leadership?

What is innovative leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

What does “leadership” mean? Many people have different definitions of the word (this is a great article on “30 Ways to Define Leadership“), but for the sake of this post, I would say leadership is the ability to influence others to move towards positive results.  What is crucial about this idea is that leadership can happen from any position, in many aspects of what any organization does.

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By George Couros.

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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. – Personal Growth

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. – Personal Growth | About leadership | Scoop.it
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful…
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By James Clear. He's right. Goals are outdated.

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How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Leader Role - Center for Creative Leadership

How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Leader Role - Center for Creative Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Strategic leadership is different from operational leadership.
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“The skills that make you a successful operational leader can, in fact, hold you back as a strategic leader,” says CCL’s Kate Beatty, co-author of Becoming a Strategic Leader.

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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

How Smart Leaders Build Trust | About leadership | Scoop.it
The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
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By Theodore Kinni. Sounds easy, but it's hard to gain. #Trust

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Leader v manager: Who’s the boss?

Leader v manager: Who’s the boss? | About leadership | Scoop.it
The age old question of what defines a manager compared to a leader has always been a source of debate. Here, Jo Owen thinks he has the answer…
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Jo Owen. The starting point is to define leadership

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7 characteristics of open leaders

7 characteristics of open leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it
Digital disruption is changing the nature of business, contemporary workers are demanding more from their organizations, and what it means to be a leader is shifting significantly as a result.
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By Jackie Yeaney. Open leaders are 

  • Authentic
  • Accessible
  • Trusting
  • Risk-taking
  • Vulnerable
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Here's how the 'self-management' system that Zappos is using actually works

Here's how the 'self-management' system that Zappos is using actually works | About leadership | Scoop.it
Holacracy is an alternative management structure that does not rely on manager roles or job titles.
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#Holacracy. Richard Feloni in Businees Insider. A good overview about the principles of holacracy.

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The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations

The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations | About leadership | Scoop.it
VOICES FROM THE FIELD:
This “Voices from the Field” explores the potential advantages of shifting from a traditional leadership model focused on one person or a small cadre to one where authority is shared among all who do the work.
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By Simon Mont. Ideas for a nwe, more sustainable organization.

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If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Human beings hunger for superheroes.
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By Margariate Mayo. It sounds hopeless. But in the end we get the leaders we deserve.

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New Research Identifies How Trust Impacts Employee Work Passion

New Research Identifies How Trust Impacts Employee Work Passion | About leadership | Scoop.it

Trust at work is critical, but it can be difficult to pin down and address. Trust expert Daniel McAllister highlighted this challenge when he presented his initial research on the subject in 1995. McAllister opened with a quote from the book Behavior in Organizations. 

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By David Witt. By sharpening your knowledge about the impact trust has on work intentions, you can better design an environment where individuals trust their leaders, stay, endorse, and behave in ways that benefit the organization.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 3:01 PM
Trust, in the form of relational trust, has been the cornerstone of Anthony Bryk's research in schools. The more trust the more schools and people succeed.
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8 leadership lessons from history

8 leadership lessons from history | About leadership | Scoop.it
“If I have one piece of advice for would-be leaders, it is read some history,” writes historian Margaret MacMillan.
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It's true, good historical knowledegde if the difference between being a good sustainable leader or an opportunistic leader.
By Margaret MacMillan.

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(Self)-Organize for Complexity

(Self)-Organize for Complexity | About leadership | Scoop.it

“You’ve got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it.”

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By Toni Morrison. the world we are living into requires more integrated ways of seeing and doing, and this is hard to do (if not impossible) if people maintain highly differentiated ways of organizing themselves

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Phil Jackson’s 11 Principles of Leadership

Phil Jackson’s 11 Principles of Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Phil Jackson's 11 Principles of Leadership on Phil Jackson's book Eleven Rings
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Good summary of Phil Jacksons book by Paul Sohn.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 8, 9:04 AM

How can you argue with 11 championship rings ...

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The Truth About Leadership | Huffington Post

The Truth About Leadership | Huffington Post | About leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to be talking about leadership these days. So, what is leadership really? The definition according to Wikipedia is: Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

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By Megan Tull. Misconceptions about leadership

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 21, 2016 5:09 PM
We often confuse management and leadership. The article contains some excellent insights.
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The ‘Adaptable Leader’ is the New Holy Grail — Become One, Hire One

The ‘Adaptable Leader’ is the New Holy Grail — Become One, Hire One | About leadership | Scoop.it
Anne Dwane, CBO at Chegg, has had to adapt a lot in her career as she's started and sold companies. Here's what she learned.
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Read if you want to be an adaptible leader.

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6 Traits of a Rebel Leader  - Switch & Shift

6 Traits of a Rebel Leader  - Switch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it
Be a rebel.  If you are content with the status quo, this is not the organization for you.
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By Chris r. Stricklin. Be a rebel that drives revolutionary change, not evolutionary progress

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The One Leadership Skill That Impacts Overall Success

The One Leadership Skill That Impacts Overall Success | About leadership | Scoop.it
Big ideas are important, but being a good listener is just as critical a skill to develop.
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Empathy. That's all that's needed. By Lydia Dishman

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This is how you lead like a boss -- and not a pretender

This is how you lead like a boss -- and not a pretender | About leadership | Scoop.it

Are you playing at being a boss, or are you being a leader—as in throwing your whole self into helping bring out the best in the people around you? 

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By Jim Morris. Leaders and bosses have only one thing in common: Eventually their employees’ leave. The difference is those who work for leaders are likely to get promoted while the people who work for bosses eventually get fed up and quit (or, worse, stay and hate their jobs). 

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How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders

How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it
The most important influencers of corporate behavior may not have a lofty title or an elevated slot in the organizational chart.
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By Reid Carpenter. How can you identify, engage, and motivate a group of leaders whose resumes, 360 reviews, and LinkedIn profiles won’t necessarily highlight their capabilities and status?

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Delegator vs. micromanager: What kind of boss are you?

Delegator vs. micromanager: What kind of boss are you? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Learn the difference between being a delegator and being a micromanager. Joseph Flahiff explains.
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Being a delegator is one of the hardest jobs for a leader. Joseph Flahiff explains.
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