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Leadership is Not a Contest -

Leadership is Not a Contest - | About leadership | Scoop.it
I live in a culture that makes everything a contest.

We take metaphors from sports and try to apply them to every activity of life. We live in a time when the language of athletics has become abbreviations to describe how we live. We have created a culture in which a Hail, Mary has become a football play.

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Greg Richardson (Strategic Monk) about #leadership as a contest.

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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, 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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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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The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world

The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world | About leadership | Scoop.it
Diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. Here are six attributes of leaders who display the ability to not only embrace individual differences, but to potentially leverage them for competitive advantage.
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By Bernadette Dillon & Juliet Bourke. What will it take to be a great leader in the future?

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future — Medium

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future — Medium | About leadership | Scoop.it
The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond.
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Nice overview by Tammay Vora. How to survive in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world.

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The 3 C’s of Trust

The 3 C’s of Trust | About leadership | Scoop.it
Trust is essential to effective leadership. Here are three core components to building trust in those you lead and manage.
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By Michael D. Matthews. Competence, character and caring

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Essential Mindsets of the High Performing Team of the 21st Century

Essential Mindsets of the High Performing Team of the 21st Century | About leadership | Scoop.it

What is the secret sauce that enables teams, in all industries, across all sectors, the whole world over, to perform and thrive to their absolute fullest potential? Why do some teams flounder, while others do fine, and others perform and succeed beyond bounds?

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By Dara Goldberg. Does your team possess any of these mindsets? Do your team members recognize the importance of being attuned to and cultivating 21st century mindsets that position individuals and the team as a whole to thrive to their fullest and beyond?

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Criticism Is Not Feedback

Criticism Is Not Feedback | About leadership | Scoop.it
There’s a huge difference between feedback and criticism. Feedback is helpful and constructive; criticism is hurtful and damaging.
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By Frank Sonnenberg. Feedback should be welcomed rather than feared. In fact, we should thank folks who make the effort to nurture us with their valuable input –– even if it hurts at times.

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Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill | About leadership | Scoop.it
In addition to skills like organization and strategic thinking, leaders should incorporate creativity in order to nurture the most productive teams.
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By Ron Burg. As a leader, you do have control and power of certain people or groups. However, you should refrain from micromanaging and trying to control every aspect of a project. Micromanagement kills morale and imagination. Learn to step away and offer guidance and support. When you do this, you are sure to see the creative talents shine.

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Leadership and Trust | Leadership Learning Community

Leadership and Trust | Leadership Learning Community | About leadership | Scoop.it
Trust comes up a lot these days in conversations about leadership, and especially in conversations about networks.  Recently I heard it mentioned numerous times in a recent SSIR webinar, The Network Leader Roadmap, definitely worth a listen.
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By Deborah Meehan.

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Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs

Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs | About leadership | Scoop.it
True two-way conversation can break the cycle of ineffective communication.
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By Elizabeth Doty: As a leader, communicating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. No matter how hard you try to get your message across, it is all too easy to find the next day that you face the same blank stares, predictable objections, and questions that indicate that you failed to make it stick — that people just aren’t getting it..

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In today’s fast-paced economy leaders are bringing together teams with diverse experiences, resources and perspectives to identify game changing opportunities for their organisations. However, for such collaboration to succeed, genuine communication is essential. This article in Strategy + Business offers advice for leaders looking to master the art of two-way communication:

 

  1. Slow down - create the opportunity for people to come to you with new information, questions, or ideas.
  2. Create a safe space – it is important it is to create psychological safety, if you want to explore diverse views and foster ideas.
  3. Ask inviting questions - Questions help you focus a conversation without limiting creativity.
  4. Listen with a willingness to be influenced - The best way to improve communication is to focus on the listening part. How much time do you (really) allow for listening to others and what they want to discuss?
  5. Use reflection to deepen the learning - You can build the skills for dialogue by periodically pausing to reflect on your conversation. Simply ask people to call out what is working and ways the group might engage more effectively.
  6. Summarize and ask for commitment - As two-way conversations are usually wide-ranging, it is very important to recap what was discovered, where you are now, and what is needed next.

 

When considering opportunities to develop leaders’ two-way communication skills, Action Learning incorporates the elements recommended here, whilst allowing diverse groups to work together to identify creative solutions to real problems.

 

www.emergingworld.com 

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Five Tips for Authentic Leadership

Five Tips for Authentic Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Fww transitions test one’s character like moving to a senior leadership role. It’s one thing to gain mastery of a particular function or skillset; it’s quite another to take responsibility for, and earn the respect of, employees from different backgrounds, functions, and cultures.Click here to edit the content

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Based on insigths from Brenda Ellington and Brooke Vuckovic.

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Based on insigths from Brenda Ellington and Brooke Vuckovic.

Wise Leader™'s curator insight, March 8, 8:41 AM

Based on insigths from Brenda Ellington and Brooke Vuckovic.

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The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes | About leadership | Scoop.it
What does our obsession with time-keeping at work say about us as leaders?
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By Liz Ryan. We are stupid and deluded about time at work. We measure how long it takes to perform every minute task, until the  measurement itself becomes more important than the task.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 9, 10:27 PM

Gadamer proposed that work, including teaching and learning, that is worthwhile allows us to while over its worth.

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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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Holacracy: a red herring in the quest for leadership

Holacracy: a red herring in the quest for leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Does Holacracy liberate employees from the shackles of traditional management structures so they can perform like entrepreneurial leaders? 

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Joe Britto dives into the real meaning of Holacracy: it's not a management style, it's a mindset.

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What Every Introvert Must Know About Leadership

What Every Introvert Must Know About Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Think beyond what a personality test tells you.
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Is it better to be an introvert or an extrovert as a leader? By Mary Godwin.

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How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control | About leadership | Scoop.it

Every organization today wants to achieve both alignment and autonomy. Can what works for birds and fish also work for people? The answer comes from a surprising place: the battlefield.

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By Mark Bonchek. It’s important to know the difference between values, goals, and decision principles.

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future — Medium

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future — Medium | About leadership | Scoop.it
The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond.
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By Tanmay Vora. Successful leaders have always been adaptive to the context they find themselves in. The future is not a distant dream, it is here and now. Leadership today is all about shifting our mindset, values and organizations to a better place.

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It Takes Guts to Build a Culture of Openness

It Takes Guts to Build a Culture of Openness | About leadership | Scoop.it
You want a Culture of Openness in your organization? Go build it, dammit! Here's how to eliminate the fear and get started
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By Arnaud Henneville. Culture is to be carved and anchored daily, process after process, meeting after meeting, demonstrated behavior after demonstrated behavior

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Leadership and Change: Build These Three Muscles

Leadership and Change: Build These Three Muscles | About leadership | Scoop.it
There is no real leadership without change. If you are simply “sustaining” what already exists, you are not a leader because real leadership is about change – moving people, processes, outcomes and culture to a better place. In an organizational context, there is no change without some
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Tanmay VoraOn Leadership, Learning and Change in a Constantly Evolving World of Work! Love the drawing by the way ;-)
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Why Leaders Need Rebellious Evolution

Why Leaders Need Rebellious Evolution | About leadership | Scoop.it
Evolution isn’t about being the same; it means change. If you want to evolve as a leader, if you want your business, your team, then you need change.
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By Alastair Macartney. Evolve. Take the risk. Make a change. Listen to your gut. Just because everyone in your industry, your business, your team does something a certain way doesn’t mean you have to.

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Why Leaders Should Nurture Their “Social–Emotional” Intelligence

Why Leaders Should Nurture Their “Social–Emotional” Intelligence | About leadership | Scoop.it

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These four skills can diffuse conflict, particularly within family businesses.

Based on insights from Brooke Vuckovic

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Sefl Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness en Relationship Managment. 

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Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective

Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective | About leadership | Scoop.it
How a leader manages collective emotions can create or destroy enormous market value. It can also have a huge bearing on what large groups of stakeholders think of you.
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By Quy Huy. Prior research has found that individuals typically focus either on the trees or the forest, but rarely both when facing the same target. This means that some managers are simply better (or more naturally disposed) to reading the individual or the collective emotions, but not both.

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Intelligent Autonomy: Give Employees the Autonomy they Crave

Intelligent Autonomy: Give Employees the Autonomy they Crave | About leadership | Scoop.it
Employees crave autonomy and empowerment, and when they get it they excel. Here’s how to create intelligent autonomy that will motivate your team.
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By Scott Mautz. 

The Steps to Intelligent Autonomy
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Holistic Adaptation: the Mindset of Future Organisations

Holistic Adaptation: the Mindset of Future Organisations | About leadership | Scoop.it
The change we feel is broad, which is why our adaptation must be holistic. Some patterns play out in minutes or days, others with geological slowness: mountains rising and falling whilst mayflies live out their day. The segmentation we view the world with is, to large degree, artificial: we talk of leadership and learning, sustainability…
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By Julian Todd. If we approach leadership with humility, community with kindness and change with energy, we will be the people to commit to holistic adaptation, the people who commit to and create the future state.

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