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8 Leadership Attributes That Make Employees Go the Extra Mile

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Most managers fail when it comes to getting employees to reach their fullest potential. Here's why.
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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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It’s a Dirty Job and We All Have to Do It

It’s a Dirty Job and We All Have to Do It | About leadership | Scoop.it

I’ve done a lot of reflecting lately – about work, passion, relationships, careers, and life. The conversations with friends and colleagues have been rich with these topics and my guidance counselor was right – we shouldn’t limit ourselves or close doors. 

But there’s one critical element missing. And that is to understand what limits mean. I have spent decades on this planet thinking they mean reach, stretch, and go for more.Mike Rowe – host of Dirty Jobs – lends a wider perspective that we need to heed in hisTEDTalk from a few years ago. 

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TED Talk by Mike Rowe #learning from dirty jobs.

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When Strategy and Values Collide

When Strategy and Values Collide | About leadership | Scoop.it
Family-owned companies have entrenched cultures and values. Outsiders are needed to balance such firms, but they must tread very carefully.
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By Naveen Khanjanchi. Striking a famliy balance.

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Authentic or Effective Leadership?

Authentic or Effective Leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Trust! It is a vital element of leadership, at least Authentic Servant Leadership. I suppose an effective leader can get away with a lack of trust, but the leadership of someone who is merely effective is limited.

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#Trust. That's all it takes.

#Authentic #Leadership

By Steve Keating

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You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities

You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities | About leadership | Scoop.it

Whether you are the CEO of a large and prosperous company or an employee whom others depend on, the qualities of true leadership are identical.

Leadership is often confused with authority, but a leader can be anyone at the company -- even an entry-level employee. You can see the impact these key employees have on the productivity, effectiveness and morale of their colleagues and sometimes even their managers.

 
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By David Hassell. 10 characteristics of #Leading CEO's

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How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift

How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

Many think of leadership and power as a peanut butter and chocolate combination. They just go together. There is power in being a leader yet too often leaders put the objective of power above doing the right thing and engaging people in a respectful, thoughtful way. Self-interest overrides sound leadership principles.

When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures.

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Shawn Murphy: abdicate power, elevate principle.

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How to Lead in Ambiguous Times

How to Lead in Ambiguous Times | About leadership | Scoop.it

A glance at today’s headlines leaves little doubt that we have entered a new era of geopolitical turbulence. Acts of terror and violence, humanitarian crises, and public health emergencies are rarely localized events. Instead, these shocks transcend borders, presenting global challenges. Just as one crisis fades, another rises to take its place. Adding further complexity, today’s enemy (unlike in that previous period of great geopolitical uncertainty, the Cold War) is often unseen or unknown.

Of course, it’s not just our problems that have become global. Most mainstream businesses have operations and business units spread far and wide, and an eye perpetually turned toward expansion. For company leaders, then, geopolitical uncertainty raises critical questions: How can you make decisions, particularly long-range investment decisions in far-flung parts of the world, when so much is in flux? How do you lead your organization through ambiguity to success?

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By Ian Bremmer. #leading in an ever changing world.

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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, February 10, 1:10 AM

The focus placed on being a good corporate steward marks a shift in leadership perspectives.  It moves from the old world of the heroic leader to the new world of the sustainable or system leader.  One who acts within a system and seeks to strengthen the system and the company's part in it through their leadership rather than looking for trophies and accomplishments.

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Collaboration in 2015 : between email and new interfaces

Collaboration in 2015 : between email and new interfaces | About leadership | Scoop.it

Email is dead, long live email. If many announcements were made in 2014 regarding to collaboration solutions, I guess few people had predicted that the rock star of the year would be the good old email we’ve been trying to eradicate for the last 8 years. The funny thing is that everyone even finds this normal, as if email appeared to be the most accomplished form of…enterprise social network. The beginning of this new year is the right moment to have a look at the collaboration solution industry and the current trends.

 
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Trends in #collaboration and new user experience with #email.
By  Betrand Duperrin.

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The five things that define great leaders - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

To be a great modern leader you must focus on communication and show some of these 5 attributes, writes Mike Smith.
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By Mike Smith. What defines a great #leader

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9 Things Leaders Must Do To Create A Transformation

9 Things Leaders Must Do To Create A Transformation | About leadership | Scoop.it

Many high performing senior managers, leaders and executives find themselves at some point in their careers faced with the challenge of leading a strategically critical, highly visible transformation program. The company needs to move in a new direction, a start-up must professionalize, product and service innovations must be accelerated, costs must be reduced, or competitive positioning can be strengthened. Whatever the business driver, the initiatives born from strategic calls to action will always change the status quo, and sometimes they’ll transform the organization in very significant ways. Designing and executing a strategic change or transformation program to realize mission-critical business objectives isn’t simple, familiar or easy, yet often times leaders with no previous experience leading big change are put in charge.

 
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By Supriya Desai. 

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The Big Data Mistake In The Internet Of Things

The Big Data Mistake In The Internet Of Things | About leadership | Scoop.it

The next strategic inflexion point for software application development today is the Internet of Things (IoT); at least that’s what people say. It is hugely fashionable just now to “partner on an IoT initiative” and you will see these tech industry love-ins cropping up every week now.

But do all these firms think about what programmers in the IoT zone really need at the heart of the matter and are we forgetting the real secret locked inside? After all, the secret to the IoT is just “data” itself, isn’t it?

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By Adrian Bridgewater. With cloud hosted analytics and algorithms that are accessible by digital sensors and devices, actions like process updates, event responses and machine behavior can then be implemented says John Bates, global head of industry solutions and CMO at Software AG. “The key to successfully addressing the IoT market is the ability to rapidly build and evolve apps that tap into, analyze and make smart decisions on fast, big data”

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SDN to support Internet of Things devices

SDN will enable the reliability of Internet of Things devices to share network resources more efficiently and cut back on hardware investment; in return, IoT could support SDN networking decisions.
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By David Geer. #SDN, #IoT and #NFV support for #M2M device fleets/

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The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader

The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it

Neuroscience has gained so much popularity in the last few years, because of advancements made by scientists in human nature and behavior change.

I find neuroscience so interesting, and have been spending a lot of my free time learning more about it.

All of this research is especially relevant for being a good leader in the workplace, where executives need to change the behavior of potentially thousands of employees.

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By Jacob Shriar. #Neuroscience and #leadership

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Those Who Lead, Teach

Those Who Lead, Teach | About leadership | Scoop.it
The adage might be "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach," but what about those who can and teach? Blogger Ed Cohen calls them "leaders."
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By Ed Cohen #Leadership

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Millennials: Wanting More from Leadership and Business

Millennials: Wanting More from Leadership and Business | About leadership | Scoop.it
Millennials wanting more is a positive trait as long as the wanting stays focused on purpose and stays away from the dangers of impatience.
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By Jon Mertz. Activate #leadership

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8 beliefs that limit your leadership potential

8 beliefs that limit your leadership potential | About leadership | Scoop.it

A follower, a manager, and a leader walk into a bar. They are all thirsty for a beer but the place is very crowded and it may be a while before they are served. Sure enough, many minutes pass and no one helps them. Feeling annoyed but unsure of what he can do, the follower continues to sit patiently for the waiter to arrive. Unhappy with waiting for the inefficient waiter to come by his table, the manager secures a menu from the hostess, analyzes the beer options, assesses the cost of an import vs. domestic beer, and finally signals his urgent readiness to order to the waiter across the room. Recognizing that there are three very thirsty people in her presence, the leader walks across the room to the bartender, communicates her need while extending a healthy tip, and returns to the table with three cold mugs and a frothy pitcher of delicious beer. Her absolutely delighted compatriots rejoice!

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By David Spungin. Values, beliefs and personal stories drive our behavior.

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How to be a great leader in a complex world

How to be a great leader in a complex world | About leadership | Scoop.it

We live in a complex world. Over the past decade, the half-life of knowledge and technology has plummeted, the world economy has turned out to be an interconnected house of cards, and destabilizing factors – from economic inequality to health epidemics to terrorism – have shaken up all sectors of society. It is these conditions that have created the environment of complexity in which leaders from the public and private sectors are now operating.

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By Ted Bililies. Leaders have to take a journey into the unknown.

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HR Magazine - Shifting to more people-focused management styles

HR Magazine - Shifting to more people-focused management styles | About leadership | Scoop.it

Business is broken, with engagement and trust at an all-time low. A radically different way of thinking and acting, which focuses on people as the source of value, is needed.

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It's about value creation. Not about command and control.

By Vlatka Hlupic.

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Want Your Team Engaged? Then Lead Them!

Want Your Team Engaged? Then Lead Them! | About leadership | Scoop.it

It is a known fact that an effective leader is only as good as the team they assemble (recruit and select), develop (properly train) and lead (set expectations and goals).
If the leader is not effective, then it stands to reason that the team will not perform well on a consistent basis. If the leader doesn’t set expectations for the team to achieve, then the team will set their own expectations and pretty much do what they want, including wasting as much time as they can.

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By Chris Ruisi. Great leaders do six things.

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Good Leadership Requires Courage

Good Leadership Requires Courage | About leadership | Scoop.it
Good Leadership Requires Courage - leadership orientates toward safety rather than adventure, helping to explain the challenges leaders constantly face.
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Friedmans theory of Differentiated Leadership made simple.
By Kevin Watson 

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The New Leadership Challenge: How to Deal with Uncertainty

The New Leadership Challenge: How to Deal with Uncertainty | About leadership | Scoop.it

When either thrust or eased into a leadership role, one of the outcomes is the leader being expected to have some, or even all, of the answers to problems facing the work team. As one moves up the organizational hierarchy, employees fully expect senior leaders to be purveyors of the future. And when the organization is going through turbulence, such as when a new competitor enters the market, employee insecurity feeds the need for answers.

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Competence, #leadersihp, hierarchy, team and uncertainty.

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Leadership: Trends and Dead Ends

Leadership: Trends and Dead Ends | About leadership | Scoop.it
There is little argument that leadership is comprised of many facets. For many, leadership is the key aspect of a manager’s job—as well as a critical component of any directing function. Bart Tkaczyk offers an international research-based and practice-informed review of leadership.
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By Bart Tkaczyk.

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We All Can Transform Culture Through Resonant Leadership

We All Can Transform Culture Through Resonant Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

"The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I.' And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I.' They don't think 'I.' They think 'we'; they think 'team.' They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but 'we' gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done." --Peter Drucker

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By Johann Gauthier and Sue Elliot. Achieving Resonance.

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Four Ways To Be A Better Listener Today

Four Ways To Be A Better Listener Today | About leadership | Scoop.it

When we consider the most important communication skills forleaders, we generally focus on the transmitting side of communication. Leaders work to develop their skills for speaking to diverse audiences, selling a message or vision, and managing performance. The other side of communications, receiving, is often overlooked. Yet, if leaders want to be effective, they must develop the art of listening.

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By Kristi Hedges - #Listening, a critiical skill that's getting lost.

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How to be a great leader in a complex world

How to be a great leader in a complex world | About leadership | Scoop.it

We live in a complex world. Over the past decade, the half-life of knowledge and technology has plummeted, the world economy has turned out to be an interconnected house of cards, and destabilizing factors – from economic inequality to health epidemics to terrorism – have shaken up all sectors of society. It is these conditions that have created the environment of complexity in which leaders from the public and private sectors are now operating.

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By Ted Bililies. #Leading tips

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Becky Willmoth's curator insight, January 26, 6:31 AM

This article offers an astute summary of why the world is more complex than ever before and how leaders need to operate in order to successfully navigate this complexity. It emphasises the importance of networks and collaboration, where “the best thing executives can do is to promote an environment that encourages deep dialogue, recognizes diverse perspectives, and values pooled creativity that cuts across boundaries.” It is clear than no one person or organisation has the answer to the challenges that face society and so an adaptive and inclusive leadership approach is required to ‘glue’ together diverse perspectives and ideas. To enable this, leadership development should embrace experiences that unlock new networks and reframe the world around us, to bring unexpected insights, foster faster innovation and adapt to disruptive change. 

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6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders

6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leading is the art of influencing and motivating people to perform in a manner to achieve a common goal. The sum total of a leader’s roles, tasks and responsibilities and interpersonal influences constitutes leadership.

A leader should not only be intelligent (with general problem-solving capacity), but should also possess high integrity and character, equally concerned with ends (doing the right thing) and means (doing rightly).

Effective leaders have to work ceaselessly, and communicate with the people to motivate them in an efficient manner.

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By Bhudeb Chakrabarti. Improve your #leadership effecitviness using these theories.

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