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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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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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6 Key Tips for Leading by Example

6 Key Tips for Leading by Example | About leadership | Scoop.it
Become a powerful workplace influence by effectively modeling top-notch behavior. Don't have all the skills yet? Fill in the gaps.
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Karima Mariama-Arthur #leadership

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Can content make you a thought leader? (And how to measure it)

Can content make you a thought leader? (And how to measure it) | About leadership | Scoop.it

Marketing through thought leadership is totally in right now. It makes sense: Every business wants to be perceived as a leader, respected by customers and envied by competition. And now web algorithms – both for search and social media – try to reward “authorities” with wider reach.

 

The problem with striving for “thought leadership” lies in its subjective definition: Everyone wants to be a leader, but no one knows exactly how to gauge or prove their thought leader status.

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Molly Buccini on #Thougth #Leadership

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The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it)

The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it) | About leadership | Scoop.it

Last week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During the session I asked the participants to select one of four leadership behaviors that influenced them most in building trust.

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Randy Conley on #Leadership and #Trust

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What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years

What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years | About leadership | Scoop.it

Let’s face it, most of us are addicted technology futurists. Who doesn’t enjoy speculating about what technology marvels will be commonplace in the coming decades? Will it be 3D printing? Artificial intelligence?

 

“Singularity”? All are buzzwords of the emerging technology future.

But what about leadership? If we don’t get leadership right, all the bright shiny objects in the future will dangle beyond our reach. Will the tenets of great leadership change over time, and if so, what will leadership look like twenty years from now?

 

Here are six major shifts I believe will mark how the most effective leaders will behave in twenty years

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Rick Smith looks into the future of #Leadership

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How to Get Out of Lose-Lose Leadership Dilemmas

How to Get Out of Lose-Lose Leadership Dilemmas | About leadership | Scoop.it
TRAPPED IN A LOSE-LOSE LEADERSHIP DILEMMA

You’ve got a tough choice. The performance feedback is in and the message is clear: you’ve been micro-managing your people. They complain about feeling suffocated by the systems and processes you’ve put in place to ensure consistent, quality work. It’s the one blemish on your otherwise positive annual review. You’re told it’s the only thing standing between you and your much-coveted promotion to area manager. But this is one of your biggest strengths. You’ve always been proud to say, “Predictable processes lead to predictable results.” You’re told however that too much of a good thing has the same result as too little of it: ineffective leadership. You need to become more flexible.

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Jake Jacobs and Cliff Kayers: #Leadership dilemma's

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Lead with an Intergenerational Mindset

Lead with an Intergenerational Mindset | About leadership | Scoop.it
Ted Coiné posted a quiz to see if we are all Millennials. Ted made some excellent points, and his challenge sparked a thought. Aren’t we all generations? If
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Jon Merz about the mindset of the people to be lead. #Leadership

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Innovation Excellence | Trust Trumps Everything

Innovation Excellence | Trust Trumps Everything | About leadership | Scoop.it
Successful Chief Innovation Officers give their employees room to experiment, providing air cover for them, running interference, and in general respecting, trusting and supporting them
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Deborah Mills-Scofield about #trust and #leadership

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Data Science: What Companies Need to Know | SmartData Collective

Data Science: What Companies Need to Know | SmartData Collective | About leadership | Scoop.it

Take a look at Google, Uber, Amazon or Airbnb. All of them are utilizing big data and data scientists to derive business insights and making quantum leaps in their respective business models.

The trouble with many companies today, however, is they don’t know or fully understand how data science can benefit their business.  Even the definition and utilization of big data itself can be a mystery to many, because of the confusion caused in the marketplace by all the “big data solutions”.

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

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Kristen Paral: What is #BigData?

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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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Intel launches Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors

Intel launches Haswell-EP Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors | About leadership | Scoop.it

Intel has launched Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors (codenamed Haswell-EP) designed for software-defined infrastructure. The third generation of the E5-2600 CPUs feature 18-core chips, use the 22nm 3D transistors process and are the first to support DDR4 memory and40GbE networking capabilities.

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#SDN and #Intel: new processor range fit for #SDN

By Archana Venkatraman

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Credibility Is the Foundation Of Leadership

Credibility Is the Foundation Of Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

People are exceedingly clear about the qualities they expect leaders to demonstrate before they will enlist in a common cause and freely commit to action.

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Tanveer Nasseer on the foundations of #Leadership

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Work Zombies

Work Zombies | About leadership | Scoop.it

Zombies are fictional creatures, typically depicted as mindless, reanimated human corpses with a hunger for human flesh. In popular culture, zombies are people who have died and been reanimated as mindless, nearly invulnerable monsters that band together and attack the living. They are also known as “the living dead,” “the walking dead,” or “the undead.” Not to mention, the first time I saw zombies they were dancing in sync with music in the video “Thriller”, which scared the breakfast out of me.

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Cranston Holden - How #Leaders Manage

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Why Leaders Need Feedback Too

Why Leaders Need Feedback Too | About leadership | Scoop.it

No matter how well senior executives are performing at work, they unconsciously tend to fear feedback, and can often avoid, delay or dread their annual performance review. While many are trained in the art of giving feedback to their teams, how do they cope when the tables are turned on them?

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By Marielena Sabatier. Being able to ask for #honest feedback is one of the hallmarks of a great #leader
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Creating A Culture Of Engagement

Creating A Culture Of Engagement | About leadership | Scoop.it

“Engagement comes from leaders. People look to leadership to set the tone and expectations,” says Sangeeta Agrawal, a Gallup consultant. “If executives don’t set the stage and practice what they preach about engagement, it’ll be harder for others to follow”… The numbers support this. Managers who are directly supervised by highly engaged executive teams are 39% more likely to be engaged than managers who are supervised by executive teams with below-average engagement.”

 
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Christal Guziec - #Leadership in a culture of engagement

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7 Types of Leadership Intentions and Impacts

7 Types of Leadership Intentions and Impacts | About leadership | Scoop.it

In work and leadership, we get into conversations about intent. Some phrases like these appear:

“Even though what he did was wrong, his intentions were good.”

“He had good intentions but just failed.”

“What she did was very selfish, but we need to move forward.”

“Her selflessness is inspiring.”

We try to balance what was done with the intent. Although we may not always know the true intent, we make assumptions based on a track record of words and actions. An implied intent can be the real one, but we need to be careful on both sides. What I mean is this – Leaders need to be conscious of how their intent is coming across, and team members need to be careful in discerning the intent of another.

Distinctions of intent are important though. Intentions determine a leader’s motive in what they are doing and how they act. Intentions are a key part of the “why” behind one’s leadership approach, highlighting the real character of a leader.

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Jon Merz about the #intentions of #leadership

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Learning to change

Learning to change | About leadership | Scoop.it
Change can be disturbing – but staff can be taught to cope with it more effectively. Janneke Van Overbruggen explains how you can help your employees learn to change
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#Leadership: learning to change

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12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire others to follow you.
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Playlist with 12 #TED Talks on #Leadership

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Internal influencers reach more employees than the boss

Internal influencers reach more employees than the boss | About leadership | Scoop.it
Key employees have a greater influence on their colleagues than do senior leaders, research shows.
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Who are the real #leaders?

Shel Holtz explains.

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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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