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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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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed | About leadership | Scoop.it

Corporate training in the U.S. is a $70 billion market, and 35% of that is spent on management and leadership training. Over the last several decades, the industry has produced a recipe for how to be a successful corporate leader: Be trustworthy and authentic, serve others (particularly those who work for and with you), be modest, and exhibit empathetic understanding and emotional intelligence.

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By Eilene Zimmerman. Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.

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Let's face it. Soft skills are hard | @LeadChangeGroup

Let's face it. Soft skills are hard | @LeadChangeGroup | About leadership | Scoop.it
When will we stop giving short shrift to “soft” skills? We’ve all seen it. We attend conferences, and load up with sessions on technical, subject-matter
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By Shelley Row. It’s time that we face it. “Soft” skills can’t be learned in a once-a-year breakout session. They deserve attention, investment, energy, and focus repeatedly and over time.

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Why By-the-Numbers Management Doesn't Work

Why By-the-Numbers Management Doesn't Work | About leadership | Scoop.it

Much of what present day corporate leadership is based on is metrics-driven. As they say, "You can't manage what you can't measure." I find this adage increasingly wrong-headed. There are a huge number of important things that can't be measured. 20th century American management guru, statistician, and author, W. Edwards Deming says simply, "It is wrong to suppose that if you can't measure it, you can't manage it -- A costly myth."

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By Tim Askew. "Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric."

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Authentic Leadership Rediscovered

Authentic Leadership Rediscovered | About leadership | Scoop.it

Is becoming an "authentic leader" just an excuse for practicing a rigid management style? 

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Bill George, who pioneered the idea, says critics don't understand what constitutes an authentic leader.

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Switch & Shift

Switch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it
Millennials now have the edge in numbers, with 53.5 million strong dominating the workforce as the largest generation currently employed in the US.
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By Charmian Solter. The real question is: do Millennial women really not want to be leaders?

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How to Make your Big Business more Agile

How to Make your Big Business more Agile | About leadership | Scoop.it

This statement of former CEO and Chairman of General Electric, Jack Welch, has never been more meaningful: “if the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

And if somehow you are still questioning whether you should accelerate your game, here are two cases (out of the many popping up daily), which crystallize the answer – Netflix and Über.

But let me set the record straight: this is not an article about how ‘small is beautiful,’ nor is it about how young players are out-innovating old ones. It’s more intricate than that – it’s about how one can be agile and big at the same time. Or rather, it’s about how does one become agile when one is already (too) big?

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Switch and Shift. Social is the answer.

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The partnership side of leadership | @ChipRBell

The partnership side of leadership | @ChipRBell | About leadership | Scoop.it
Authority is the last resort of the inept -- and frustrated. Parents who have found themselves relying on the phrase “because I said so” to direct a reluct
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By Chip Bell. Helping people see how they contribute to the future is a vital part of the role of a great leader. Helping them discover how they contribute to a rich history is also a part of that role.

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Why The Annual Performance Review Is Going Extinct

Why The Annual Performance Review Is Going Extinct | About leadership | Scoop.it
Employees don't need annual performance reviews to know how they stack up against their peers.
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By Kris Duggan. Today's employees want frequent feedback, open communication, and collaboration with their peers

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The Four Post of Leadership: Your Personal Style is Crucial

The Four Post of Leadership: Your Personal Style is Crucial | About leadership | Scoop.it

How many leaders try to put their team in a constant sprint? It is always temporary in the beginning, but routinely becomes the “new normal.” More-with-Less means we worked our employees harder than we should, and ask more of them than when they were hired. Wouldn’t we all be more effective with a Four-Post-Pace-Plan which allows sprint capability but also factors in walk-time coupled with acceleration and deceleration lanes?

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By Chris R. Stricklin. More-with-Less means we worked our employees harder than we should, and ask more of them than when they were hired.

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3 reasons why you should ‘act like a leader’

3 reasons why you should ‘act like a leader’ | About leadership | Scoop.it

anHow can you prove that you have leadership skills if you have only ever been asked to perform non-leadership tasks?

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By Peter Vanham. Act like a leader, Think like a leader.

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The Future of Management Is Teal

The Future of Management  Is Teal | About leadership | Scoop.it
Organizations are ready for their next evolutionary step: a step toward self-management, wholeness, and a new sense of purpose.
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By Frederic Laloux. Top leadership and Ownership are the two necessary conditions for a Teal organization.

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10 Behaviors of Real Leaders

10 Behaviors of Real Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders lead. Followers follow. You can't do both. That's not opinion; it's biology.
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By Steve Tobak. They teach, listen, challenge themselves and don't follow.

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Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most | About leadership | Scoop.it
And they’ll struggle to succeed without it.
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By Ernest J. Wilson III. "The important thing, Smithers, is not that we understand one another, it’s that you understand me"

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To Lead Change, Explain the Context

To Lead Change, Explain the Context | About leadership | Scoop.it

The sense of being pushed and pulled every which way – without having any broader context or a sense that you’re getting somewhere – is something I see all too often in organizations, as executives try to keep up with new competitors or business trends.

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By Roh Ashkenas. Motivating People

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What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones | About leadership | Scoop.it

Research shows that employees dislike their jobsdon’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? How can you become a better leader, if not a great one, in this environment?

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By Todd Warner. Focus on routines. Routines work.

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Does HR leadership need reinventing?

Does HR leadership need reinventing? | About leadership | Scoop.it
In the start of a brand new series with Changeboard, Dr Anthony Hesketh highlights the core reasons he believes needs to be addressed when evaluating what true leadership looks like.
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Building future leaders. By Dr. Anthony Hesketh

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“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More? | About leadership | Scoop.it

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like authoritypower, and emotional intelligence) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work that needs to get done). In a forthcoming Journal of Applied Psychology article, researchers from Stanford and Erasmus University explore which set of qualities matters most to team performance. The paper also looks at when power differences contribute to team success, and when they damage it.

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By Sarah Cliffe. She spoke with Stanford’s Lindred Greer about the research;. The other authors on the article are Murat Taraki (lead author) and Patrick Groenen, both at the Rotterdam School of Management.

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Why You Should Aspire to Achieve Aspirational Leadership

Why You Should Aspire to Achieve Aspirational Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
What IS aspirational leadership and how does it differ from other forms of leadership? This post clarifies the 3 core principles of aspirational leadership.
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By David Penglas. 3 Core principles of Asporational Leadership

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Discover the Power of Potential Quotient - PQ

Discover the Power of Potential Quotient - PQ | About leadership | Scoop.it

Have you ever measured your Potential Quotient? Do you even know that PQ is?

Everyone is familiar with IQ and what it measures, and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is a common term in personal development. Now we are turning our focus not only to products and services, but to people and purpose. In order to do this the world needs to understand potential … specifically Influence Potential, known as your Potential Quotient or PQ.

In a recent Time cover article, Questions to Answer in the Age of Optimized, Eliza Gray points to the newest trend in hiring: personality testing for all applicants. Gray writes:

“The New Rage for personality testing is being driven by a collision of two of the business world’s hottest trends. The first is Big Data [collecting as much data as possible]…the second…is called analytics [wherein data patterns are analyzed] to optimize performance.”

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#PQ can be measured through a unique, scientifically validated assessment called the Keller Influence Indicator®.

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Switch & Shift

Switch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it

For those who abhor change of any kind, I believe there are an equal number of us who want to challenge the status quo, to move quickly and to leap ahead. Some of us might finish people’s sentences. We click “send” before we re-read our email and tap our foot while the microwave works. We have two speeds: full speed ahead and stop.

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By Eileen McDargh. Constructive impatience is the result of changing the phrase, “somebody better do something” to “I better do something.”

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What's the Optimal Team Size for Workplace Productivity?

What's the Optimal Team Size for Workplace Productivity? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Team size is a crucial component of maximizing workplace productivity. Is there an optimal team size? Cyrus Molavi on the science behind team productivity.
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By Cyrus Molavi. Very interesting and extended read on how to optimize teams fo better collaboration.

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'Wees zo overbodig mogelijk als leider'

'Wees zo overbodig mogelijk als leider' | About leadership | Scoop.it
Erwin Van Waeleghem heeft twee petjes op. Hij wil in bijberoep de boodschap van Frederic Laloux uitdragen met lezingen, een nieuwe organisatie en een boek, en als politiecommissaris wil hij de inzichten ook toepassen in zijn team.
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Door Benny Debruyne. De theorien van Frederic Laloux en de praktijk van Ricardo Semler als voorbeeld voor de politie. #Teal management.

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Will culture kill Volkswagen?

Will culture kill Volkswagen? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Somewhere in the process of growing Volkswagen to its dominant position as Europe’s largest automaker, leadership lost sight of the promise of the brand, and by association, compromised the other iconic brands it now owns, such as Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati. Perhaps there in lies the problem.

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By Alaina Love. It’s been a growth-oriented, goal-seeking entity that has relentlessly pursued market dominance — and, as recent evidence suggests, apparently at any cost.

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Nieuwe bestuurder ziet belang van niet-financiële prestaties

Nieuwe bestuurder ziet belang van niet-financiële prestaties | About leadership | Scoop.it
Nederlandse boardrooms zijn vaak alleen gericht op financiële prestaties en de technische kant van besturen. Er is nog (te) weinig aandacht voor cultuur, gedrag en niet-financiële prestaties. Helaas, want de meeste reputatieschade wordt verergert door de cultuur en het gedrag in de bestuurskamer zelf. Met financiële consequenties tot gevolg. De Nieuwe Bestuurstafel, een leiderschapstraining van het platform NieuwBestuur en de Baak, leert bestuurders hoe je strategisch reputatiemanagement inzet a
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De nieuwe bestuurstafel. Een must-follow training voor alle mensen die besturen een andere invulling willen geven dan het traditionele command-and-control management. Door Stichting De Baak.

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Insights of What is the Meaning of Leadership

Insights of What is the Meaning of Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
I wonder if somewhere along the way the true meaning of leadership has been lost. Whenever we think about the word Leader, we picture an iconic figure
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By Andres Diaz. It's about influence, serving, it's a way of being in the world.

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