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Your Leadership Inheritance - Human Capital Institute

Your Leadership Inheritance - Human Capital Institute | About leadership | Scoop.it

I was a lousy leader. I learned that when one of my employees, a guy named Steve, threatened to quit because of my dictatorial leadership style. He confronted me after one of my tirades because of my project team’s subpar performance.
 
“Listen Treasurer,” he said, “where do you get off talking to us like that? Do you think that by berating us and making us feel small you will earn our respect? All you do is harp on everyone’s mistakes. What’s your goal, dude? To make us afraid of you? At what cost? People hate working for you. If you talk to us like that again, I’ll walk. I respect myself too much to let you treat me that badly.”

The truth only hurts if it should.


That night I kept playing the conversation over and over in my head. The more I thought about it, the more I knew that Steve was right. The truth was; I had no idea who I was as a leader. Instead, I had resorted to adopting the leadership style of my predecessors. I wasn’t a leader. I was just a reflection of my previous bosses. I was me being them. My behavior was an echo of theirs, all linking back to my original leadership role model: my dad.
 

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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's curator insight, April 14, 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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Self-Awareness: The Key to Authentic Leadership

Self-Awareness: The Key to Authentic Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Who you are, is how you lead.Leadership is about authenticity. Who you are is how you lead. I have seen many leaders crumble by the facades they present. When the pressure is on, the "real person" comes out. Reverting back to type is a common phrase that describes this behaviour. In my experience, I have found people revert back to type, only when they haven't taken their previous errors and modified their behaviours.

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By Tony Curl. Self awareness leads to insight. Take time to reflect.

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'Servant' Leadership Style Is Best for Bosses

'Servant' Leadership Style Is Best for Bosses | About leadership | Scoop.it
When managers put their employees' needs over his or her own, businesses see improved customer happiness, increased job performance from staff members and lower turnover.
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By Chad Brooks. Bosses who are more worried about how they can help their employees rather than how their staff can help them end up seeing better results, new research finds.

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Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone • George Ambler

Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone • George Ambler | About leadership | Scoop.it
Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. These leaders have spent a lot of time outside their comfort zone.
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By George Ambler. And I agree completely. Get out of your #comfortzone!

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aml_think's curator insight, May 11, 10:25 PM

interesting ! data is more and more required on our days; for most of us data is outside our comfort zone; how do we make it our comfort zone!

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simple structures for complex problems

simple structures for complex problems | About leadership | Scoop.it

What is the optimal digital transformation technology for a networked organization? It is a suite of capabilities that foster an organizational culture that is constantly learning in order to understand and engage the complex environment in which it lives. Like the Internet, that enabled a digital transformation of society and business, these technologies must be based on a simple structure.

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It's all about #leadership and #selfgovernance.By Harold Jarche

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Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 10, 8:52 AM

La construcción de la complejidad a través de lo simple.

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Are we ready for it as human being? What about large organisation? 

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Myths Of Companies With No Management

Myths Of Companies With No Management | About leadership | Scoop.it

Traditional management has a lot of negative connotations, from micromanagement and mismanagement to a lack of empowerment and a lot of bureaucracy. Those things detract from what modern companies, especially startups, need to function efficiently, which is speed and skill—everyone contributing at a higher rate and high level of responsibility. This has led to a number of companies adopting newer structures.

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By Romy Mispa. Having no titles in your company should not be done just because it sounds cool, but because you believe it’s the right thing for your company.

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Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility'

Why The Best Leadership Involves 'Downward Mobility' | About leadership | Scoop.it
If you’ve taken on the burden of leadership, you’re not doomed to the cycle of becoming addicted to power and then becoming helplessly irrelevant while the addiction devours you in the final stages. However, you won’t find any solutions in business school or in most leadership books.
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By Rob Asghar. #Leadership as a burden, not a privilege.

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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors

To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors - IDEO Stories - Medium
Lessons learned from my year working with IDEO’s CEO Tim Brown
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The confident, assertive, self-important leader is a classic archetype. What if humility was a hallmark of leadership?

 

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What the Internet of Things really means for product strategies & the digital economy | Information Age

What the Internet of Things really means for product strategies & the digital economy | Information Age | About leadership | Scoop.it
How can business really make the most of the changing digital landscape around the IoT, and how does this drive product strategies?
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By Chloe Green. The IoT will continue to be the biggest trend in the tech industry, and will have the most significant impact on consumers and businesses operating within the Digital Economy in Europe.

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How to manage a new generation of leaders | Training Journal

How to manage a new generation of leaders | Training Journal | About leadership | Scoop.it

For example, while boomers usually view long hours as evidence of loyalty and hard work, Generations X and Y try to have more work/life balance. They've seen their parents' lack of quality of life, and the lack of loyalty companies showed to these hard-working parents in the 1990s, and they're not impressed.

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By Melissa Baxter. Values and priorities.

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What is Simultaneous Leadership?

What is Simultaneous Leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Thriving in the marketplace today requires a diverse group of experts from across the organization to create and execute in harmony.

Problem is, if a bunch of leaders attempt to work together, often you get the problem of too many chefs in the kitchen problem. The emerging question of leadership today is then, how do we as group of leaders lead each other.

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The picture shows it all. 

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New Study Shows 51% Of Managers Have Checked Out, Care Little About Their Jobs

New Study Shows 51% Of Managers Have Checked Out, Care Little About Their Jobs | About leadership | Scoop.it

If large number of managers are disengaged and giving less than 100 percent to their jobs, how can they expect their employees to be highly engaged and productive?

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By Victor Lipman. Only 35% of U.S. managers were found to be engaged, with 51% not engaged and 14% actively disengaged.

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Strength through Difference - General Leadership

Strength through Difference - General Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Strength begins at the top of an organization. Provide an example for your entire team to follow and put the good of the organization first.
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By Christopher P. Levy. A strong team begins at the top of an organization. #Leadership

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10 Truths We Forget Too Easily -

10 Truths We Forget Too Easily - | About leadership | Scoop.it

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.

Some of life’s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.

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By Travis Bradberry. Being busy doesn't equal Being Productive. And so it is.

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Inspiratievideo: Onzichtbare leiders - Mathieu Weggeman

Inspiratievideo: Onzichtbare leiders - Mathieu Weggeman | About leadership | Scoop.it
Video over onzichtbaar leiderschap met Mathieu Weggeman - 'Mensen die houden van hun vak doen liever iets goed dan iets fout, zo simpel is het gewoon'
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Mathieu Weggeman, hij blijft één van mijn grote beïnvloeders: Onizchtbaar #leiderschap.

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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

Restoring Humanity to Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging back into leadership development after the down-years of the recession. In 2013, companies spent an estimated worldwide total of US$45.5 billion on education for leaders at all levels.
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There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”By Bejamin Kessler.

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Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities

Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities | About leadership | Scoop.it

Traditional leadership that relies on prominence ("look to me"), dominance ("listen to me"), and tribalizing ("follow me") to get things done isn’t working anymore. Instead the best leaders are global change agents; they’re men and women who can act with or without formal positional authority to mobilize diverse factions to face reality, participate in interdependent problem solving, and contribute to innovative solutions with focus and speed.

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By Dean Williams. Crossing and busting boundaries.

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aml_think's curator insight, May 10, 11:43 PM

Very interesting reading! Focus on informal power!

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Predictive Analytics for Human Capital: Think Outside the Lines

Predictive Analytics for Human Capital: Think Outside the Lines | About leadership | Scoop.it
Big data and predictive analytics are revolutionizing workforce planning, retention, deployment and performance, but leaders' insights must be in the mix.
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By John Boudreau. The tsunami of human capital data that can be a boon or a distraction. Making the most of it requires that human resource professionals, analysts and leaders think outside the lines, and use their experience and insights to see the fuzzy sets and inflection points that reveal the true story.

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How do Leaders Learn to Lead?

How do Leaders Learn to Lead? | About leadership | Scoop.it

How do leaders go through the learning process? What are the formative and informative experiences that influence leaders? How do they reflect on events and truly learn from their mistakes and successes? How do they unlearn dysfunctional habits? How do they become more self-aware? Gerard Seijts explored these questions for his recent book, Good Leaders Learn: Lessons From Lifetimes of Leadership. Through 30-plus probing interviews with senior leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors he brings to light lessons on the importance of life-long learning. 

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By Gerard Seijts. The most importante lessons learned.

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How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill | About leadership | Scoop.it

The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but…they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions.

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By Andrea Ovans. The integrated nature of our rational and emotional selves and the impossibility and inadvisability of separating the two at work

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The Shift: A Force of Change in the New World of Work

The Shift: A Force of Change in the New World of Work | About leadership | Scoop.it

Whether it’s big data, the cloud, the Internet of things, robots, automation, video, collaboration platforms, supply chains analytics, etc., each interview tends to lead us down the path of how technology is driving transformational change in organizations.

What’s interesting though is that despite the fact that every day we’re exposed to more information talking about our networked world of work, what’s often not talked about in the media and rarely brought up in interviews is the fact that the structures and more importantly the culture of the hierarchy still exist in our organizations today. And the truth is, these two worlds, “the hierarchy” and what I’ll call “the network”, are at a battle with each other and most of us are completely unaware of it.

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By Seth Mattison. What future focused #leaders should do.

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IBM - The Internet of Things - United States

IBM - The Internet of Things - United States | About leadership | Scoop.it

Over the past century, we have seen the emergence of a kind of global data field. The planet itself—natural systems, human systems, physical objects—have always generated an enormous amount of data, but until recent decades, we weren't able to hear it, to see it, to capture it. Now we can because all of these things have been instrumented with microchips, UPC codes and other technologies. And they're all interconnected, so now we can actually have access to the data. In effect, the planet has grown a central nervous system and is developing intelligence. It's becoming a much smarter planet.

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Video explaining the Internet of Things as seen by IBM.

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Why is Values Based Leadership so Powerful?Switch & Shift

Why is Values Based Leadership so Powerful?Switch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

The idea that business should be value driven is an increasingly influential one, and rightly so. The days when we could be content to make profit our only value, and when we could delude ourselves that that in itself was not a value judgment, are far behind us, and values are nowbeing used to anchor leadership in all sorts of businesses.

Making the best use of this, like any insight, involves understanding why it works. Fortunately management is a field that draws on many disciplines, and in this case we can learn much from French philosopher Albert Camus.

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By Mark Lukens. The act of rebellion, of asserting values, is alle about finding something that we share.

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Beware the perils of groupthink, yet meetings can still be useful

Beware the perils of groupthink, yet meetings can still be useful | About leadership | Scoop.it
Meetings can be a real drag, but they're still essential for certain types of decision-making.

 

Behavioral scientists have seized on this “meeting malaise” and captured attention by bashing these office gatherings and face-to-face teamwork in general. But not all meetings are pointless – and face-to-face dealings are indeed essential for certain types of decision making.

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By Reid Hastle. The pivotal role of #leaders

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5 Examples of Leading Outside the Norm - Ron Edmondson

5 Examples of Leading Outside the Norm - Ron Edmondson | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is so much different today than when I first started leading over 30 years ago. To lead today we must learn to think outside the once considered normal lines of leadership.

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By Ron Edmondson. #Leaders today must continually strive to find balance.

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Establishing a Leadership Brand Within Your Organization

Establishing a Leadership Brand Within Your Organization | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership brand is the identity of leaders throughout an organization that bridges customer expectations and employee behavior.
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Ann Gatty. #Leadership is a work in progress, always adapting to changing economic needs.

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