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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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Leadership Qualities: Different vs. Differentiation | The Transformational Leadership Strategist

Leadership Qualities: Different vs. Differentiation | The Transformational Leadership Strategist | About leadership | Scoop.it
What sets you apart from other leaders? Are you different or have you differentiated yourself?
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How Leaders Can Create a Culture of Feedback

How Leaders Can Create a Culture of Feedback | About leadership | Scoop.it
Creating a culture of feedback is vital to any organization. Giving and receiving feedback is something every leader should be comfortable with. To be an influential leader requires that you be gen...
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Followership: the Corollary to Leadership

Followership: the Corollary to Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
The world is focused on creating good leaders, but often overlooking an equally important factor: educating great followers. Yet great leaders emerge from those who became great followers first.
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Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership?

Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders don’t accomplish the mission. Followers do. So why is it that all the attention, time, money, and resources are spent on developing leaders? Why aren’t we also developing great followers?
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On Leading, Managing and Co-creating in the Connected Workplace

On Leading, Managing and Co-creating in the Connected Workplace | About leadership | Scoop.it

It’s essential, in this interconnected age of instant accessibility to information and knowledge, that as a leader and manager you are aware of the potent force that is contained in networks of connected information and people.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Are You a Thermometer or Thermostat Leader?

Are You a Thermometer or Thermostat Leader? | About leadership | Scoop.it
When it comes to leadership, are you a thermostat or a thermometer? Mark, my friend and colleague, posed that odd question to me this week. He went on to explain the difference between the two. A t...
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Future Of Work: A Flat Army Of Open Leadership via A.G. Lafley

Future Of Work: A Flat Army Of Open Leadership via A.G. Lafley | About leadership | Scoop.it
Flat Army? What the heck is a Flat Army? Work environments need not feel like a military camp or a ruthless command-and-control operation. The process of work should be fun, innovative, creative an...

Via A.Busetti, ValerieMalaval, HR Trend Institute
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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:17 PM

"At P&G, Lafley opened up everything. He wanted his leaders to be more collaborative, and just as importantly, he wanted his employees to be open. As a results, magic happened. He branded this open architecture “Connect and Develop” or “C&D.” The framework reached across all employees, regardless of title, and it drove not only revenue and profitability, but also employee engagement."


Given that the published engagement figures have rarely moved over the last 10 years, we need more people to investigate how to be flat army commanders!

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Are We Living in a Post-CEO World?

Are We Living in a Post-CEO World? | About leadership | Scoop.it

In a complex business environment, innovative companies must move from a guru model to one based on team leadership. 


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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's curator insight, June 22, 2013 1:42 PM

"Never let yourself be pursuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America."  Credited to Dwight D. Eisenhower in a September 3, 1976 edition of the National Courier, we could well adjust the quote to the context of this article thus:

 

Never let yourself be pursuaded that any one Great Man or Woman, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of business in America. When Corporations consist of one leader and the rest followers, they will no longer be effective.

 

Borrowing from Marshall and Manuel in "The Light and the Glory", it is the most dangerous kind of corporate self-delusion to think that a CEO, regardless of how capable he or she is, can single-handedly reverse the bent of the organization's defensive culture and increase effectiveness. And when it becomes apparent that the CEO cannot, he or she will become the next in a long line of scapegoats. 

 

In stark contrast to this "one great leader" concept stands the Leadership-Culture-Performance connection.  REAL LEADERS understand and exploit this connection through the impact they have on those who choose to follow their lead.  By modeling visionary behaviors that are congruent with visionary messages and employing prescriptive rather than restrictive leadership strategies, their impact is one that produces greatness in, with and through others.  The result is an entire corporation of leaders who, through constructive relationships, exchange information vital to their individual and collective success.  Only then can their approach to one another in the process of working together create the culture whereby their vision can emerge, their effectiveness can increase and their performance improve.  

 

Indeed!  Companies intent on surviving and thriving will need to move into the Post-CEO World.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:02 PM

Las opiniones, las ideas ingeniosas, y la experiencia de un simple líder no son suficientes para conducir exitosamente una organización en los tiempos actuales.   Una encuesta realizada por IBM el 2011 a 3,000 CIOs concluyó que tanto CEOs como CIOs están hoy más alineados que nunca a la estrategia de la organización. El paradigma del CEO exitoso, capaz de transformar la organización y cambiar el mundo, al estilo de Steve Jobs, está dejando paso a un paradigma de liderazgo en equipo. 

Tom Hood's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:25 AM

I think the CEO is moving from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Engagement Officer and will act more like CEOs of non-profits who are leading networks rather than managing organizations. I like the metaphor of "gardeners" and the idea of "network Leadership" which we are bringing to the CPA profession in our learning and development programs. 

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Leidinggeven wordt zelfsturing stimuleren

Leidinggeven wordt zelfsturing stimuleren | About leadership | Scoop.it

Er is een kloof aan het ontstaan tussen medewerkers en management. Op het gebied van veranderen wel te verstaan.

Was het eerst zo dat het management verandering wilde inzetten en dan inspanning moest doen om de organisatie mee te krijgen, nu zie je in organisaties het tegenovergestelde ontstaan. Medewerkers willen zaken veranderen en hebben er dan een hele klus aan om het management te overtuigen.

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The Leader's Intellectual Health

The Leader's Intellectual Health | About leadership | Scoop.it
Intellectual health flows from deep curiosity, an adaptive mindset & paradoxical thinking, helping leaders to create dialogue & insight for intelligent change.
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On Leadership, Sherlock Holmes and The Analytical Leader

On Leadership, Sherlock Holmes and The Analytical Leader | About leadership | Scoop.it
Being Holmes Known particularly for his shrewd logical reasoning, Detective Sherlock Holmes most certainly possesses a strength both envied and despised. Despite the efforts of those he seeks to th...
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To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply 'Exponential Thinking'

To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply 'Exponential Thinking' | About leadership | Scoop.it
Exposing leaders in industry and innovation to understand the great potential we have at our command today is critical to their mission to improve the human conditions for the 7.2 billion people on earth.
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Seize Your Most Powerful Leadership Moment

Seize Your Most Powerful Leadership Moment | About leadership | Scoop.it
Image source The most powerful leadership moment occurs when someone is vulnerable. Leadership is influence. Vulnerability is the channel of influence. Vulnerability is the moment when others are c...
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Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners

Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners | About leadership | Scoop.it
Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners
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Seven Disciplines that Make Leadership Development Stick

Seven Disciplines that Make Leadership Development Stick | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders don't always finish well or finish what they start. Leadership sustainability isn't easy. Given the fact that we all know leaders that haven't finished well, it's surprising how many of us have no plan in place to consciously and specifically improve our leadership abilities. Most of the time we wing it. 

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5 Ways to Lead Through a Setback

5 Ways to Lead Through a Setback | About leadership | Scoop.it

If you’re in leadership and business long enough, it’s inevitable you will encounter setbacks.

You deal with people. You build relationships. People sometimes get upset. Customers get upset. Things don’t always go your way.

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Can Anyone Be A Leader?

Can Anyone Be A Leader? | About leadership | Scoop.it

I talk to people about leadership and becoming a leader. Some of them wish they were more effective at being a leader, some wish other people were more comfortable with their leadership, and some are not certain that they even want to be a leader. All of them have questions, and many of their questions grow out of a common concern.

Each of them, in one way or another, doubt that they can be a leader. They often ask me whether I believe that anyone, and everyone, can be a leader.

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Creativity: What Leaders Can Learn From Jazz ?

Creativity: What Leaders Can Learn From Jazz ? | About leadership | Scoop.it
What makes Jazz different from other music styles and what has it to do with creativity and leadership ? Jazz is an American music originated in the early 20th century in New Orleans with small ban...
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Old School Politicians, Pipes & Delayed Reactions

Old School Politicians, Pipes & Delayed Reactions | About leadership | Scoop.it
Pipes and cigars were a staple with small town politicians and leaders. Not just because they enjoyed smoking, but in many forums and public meetings it was not uncommon when asked questions for th...
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The 5 Pillars Of Influential Leadership - Part 11: My Communication

The 5 Pillars Of Influential Leadership - Part 11: My Communication | About leadership | Scoop.it
Communication is the key to influential leadership. When we communicate clearly with others and show them we care about them, we can make a difference.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 22, 2013 2:11 PM

Charisma is a part of the deep listening and its roots come from the concept of talent.

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What's a Leader's Greatest Challenge?

What's a Leader's Greatest Challenge? | About leadership | Scoop.it
A leader’s greatest challenge is the same challenge we all face everyday—making ourselves do the things we don’t want to do! Leader Is As Leader Does How often do we say to ourselves that we want a...
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Leading on Cruise Control

Leading on Cruise Control | About leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders are versatile. They adjust their leadership to the needs of the moment. They are inconsistent in order to gain consistently great results.
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Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence

Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence | About leadership | Scoop.it
Don't Let Your Ego Grow Bigger Than Your Influence
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Ego can be one of the biggest barriers to creating real influence.

Via Ron Sela, Pascale Mousset, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:12 AM

I like the first point about the number of Twitter followers. It is not about numbers or quanitity it is about quality.

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Complexity and Detail Aren’t Substitutes For Real Problem Solving

Complexity and Detail Aren’t Substitutes For Real Problem Solving | About leadership | Scoop.it
Recently I suggested you stop wasting time having status meetings. This week I want to extend the conversation suggest you resist the urge to hide in too much complexity and detail. The …
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Johan Schaberg werkt samen met The Project Network

Johan Schaberg werkt samen met The Project Network | About leadership | Scoop.it

In onzekere tijden gaan mensen op zoek naar een sterke leider. Daarom tonen politici en toplieden in het zakenleven zich onvermurwbaar. Maar een echte leider, betoogt Johan Schaberg, leidt niet, hij volgt: een droom, een ideaal, vrijheid voor het land, een goed leven voor zijn gezin. Leiders vind je dus overal.

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