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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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It’s the small things that make a leader great | SmartBlogs

It’s the small things that make a leader great | SmartBlogs | About leadership | Scoop.it

How unfortunate that our popular ideas of what a good leader should be are so often grandiose. Through current media, television and movies, we expect perfection; a leader is strong, fearless and flawless. If we believe that myth, they should be superheroes, royalty and saviors all rolled into one

 

So we become disappointed when our leaders reveal themselves only human. Could it be that we expect too much? If you consider some recent examples of leaders who’ve fallen from grace, you might find that they made very human mistakes, the kind we all make. That isn’t an excuse for bad behaviors; it’s simply a reality that nobody is perfect.

 

In the end, the best leaders are very human. Like most of us, they don’t see themselves in some grandiose, bigger-than-life way. They know that it’s the little things that will make a difference in their leadership, and they work on getting better at them every day.

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From the boardroom: Management is not Leadership

From the boardroom: Management is not Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Kraig 'Harry' Grime is a co-director of Leading Teams and has being working as a management consultant for over 20 years. He loves to write. And he loves talking about anything to do with teams, leadership and culture. He produces a monthly blog on these topics and more. Stay tuned to his 'From the Boardroom' blog.


Please don’t be fooled, management is not leadership.


That’s right I said it – worst I actually believe it. Just because you hold a position of power does not mean you are the leader of the individuals, team or organisation you are in charge of.

 
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Indeed, there's a big difference between management and leadership

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Everything I Learned About Collaborative Leadership

Everything I Learned About Collaborative Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

Over the last few weeks, I have been working together with a team to prepare a proposal in response to The Children’s Trust (TCT) Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) “Safe and Supportive Communities: Place-Based Service Partnerships for At-Risk Populations.” The purpose of this competitive solicitation is to identify 16 place-based service partnerships to address child abuse prevention, truancy prevention, and violence by providing multiple supports to at-risk children and families in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:40 PM

I like the point that collaborative leaders are servant-leaders.

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Why Leading the Herd Diminishes Effectiveness

Why Leading the Herd Diminishes Effectiveness | About leadership | Scoop.it

As a leader you’ve likely noticed how people tend to fall in with the opinions of the herd. Or many herds?

That’s not always good to see.

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Be aware of the power of the herd instinct within your team

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Old Wisdom for New Teams?

Old Wisdom for New Teams? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Way back in 1995, I had the great pleasure of seeing the legendary management sage,Peter Drucker, speak about teams and teamwork at a conference for training industry executives.

Keep in mind the context of that now bygone era: CD-ROM was the latest, sparkly new technology, the internet was essentially a network of electronic brochures downloaded via modem to your computer at the rate of a millennium per page and The Wisdom of Teamsby Katzenbach and Smith, first published in 1992, was all the rage in management circles.

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Lean leiderschap: Goede sturing, geen dik ego. En nog iets belangrijks

Lean leiderschap: Goede sturing, geen dik ego. En nog iets belangrijks | About leadership | Scoop.it
In de film 'King Arthur' hoorde ik laatst 'Men don't want brotherhood, they want leadership'. Ik denk dat dit waar is, maar wel een bepaald soort leiderschap: 'Lean leiderschap'.
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Leadership Lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson « The Ghoshal Blog

Leadership Lessons from Sir Alex Ferguson « The Ghoshal Blog | About leadership | Scoop.it

What are the lessons of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 27-year tenure as manager of Manchester United? Pundits and former players have been falling over each other to praise Ferguson’s successes and his ability to bring out the best in his players. But I think there are some wider lessons for the business world that can be learnt from his lengthy reign, and from the way he has handled his departure.

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The Widening Gap Between Leaders and Up-and-coming Leaders…and What to Do About It

The Widening Gap Between Leaders and Up-and-coming Leaders…and What to Do About It | About leadership | Scoop.it

Never in our time has there been a greater need for outstanding leaders. Regulatory changes and changes to the international economic landscape have made it challenging for today’s leaders to achieve the results they need to survive, never mind the results they need to thrive. There is, however, much that can be done to confront these challenges head-on. What’s needed to overcome what I call the “leadership crisis,” is not new technology or massive staffing changes.  What’s needed is a shift in focus towards recognizing, supporting and developing leaders who possess both a strong “inner-core” of character and conviction and “outer-core” of leadership capability. These leaders, old guard and new, must be able to think creatively and critically at the same time. They must strategize effectively and respond with speed and competence to high-pressure situations.


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Learn These Leadership Skill Development Qualities to Build a Team of Successful Leaders

Learn These Leadership Skill Development Qualities to Build a Team of Successful Leaders | About leadership | Scoop.it
Learn These Leadership Skill Development Qualities to Build a Team of Successful Leaders

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How The Definition Of Leadership Is Changing For Women

How The Definition Of Leadership Is Changing For Women | About leadership | Scoop.it
by Kathryn Sollmann You’re just starting out in your career—or working in a summer job or internship to boost your resume and give you an edge after graduation.  Either way you’re now on your personal path to leadership—not lost at the bottom of...
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Leadership, Diversity and the Power of Paradox

Leadership, Diversity and the Power of Paradox | About leadership | Scoop.it
Part of me wants to wrestle the term “diversity” away from all the diversity practitioners in organizations.

Don’t get me wrong—I think diversity practitioners are great. I’m one of them, in fac...
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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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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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Employee Appreciation: Good Leadership Through Service

Employee Appreciation: Good Leadership Through Service | About leadership | Scoop.it
Good businesses are run by good people. You can throw around as many buzzwords as you like, but when it all comes down to it, it is the people who make ...
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Want a Leadership Culture? Try This.

Want a Leadership Culture?  Try This. | About leadership | Scoop.it
A leader once said to me “Alan, I’m a leader in my company, but I don’t know what’s expected of me.” A closer look at that organization revealed a fe...
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My Leadership Definition - JaysonFeltner.com

My Leadership Definition - JaysonFeltner.com | About leadership | Scoop.it
What is leadership definition? It's is really more of a recipe than a definition. There are 4 key ingredients that create my leadership definition.
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What Are Leadership Skills?

What Are Leadership Skills? | About leadership | Scoop.it

Assuming that you want your company to grow, here’s a look at business leadership management, a combined approach that can help you become an effective leader. You probably already know how to manage. But, do you know how to inspire and encourage creativity?

And it is your employees who will determine whether you are a leader or not. They will let you know by following you – unless they choose not to. Leaders must inspire followers to follow them of their own accord.

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Leadership Is a Social Business

Leadership Is a Social Business | About leadership | Scoop.it

Somewhere along the line, leadership forgot who it was leading.

Leaders are often selected based on their business acumen and “results,” – not necessarily their ability to lead people. Unfortunately, the ability to produce results as an individual does not always scale to effectively lead others.

In addition, leadership development has evolved to focus on developing business acumen, often at the expense of developing critical people skills. Leadership, in many ways, has been reduced to managing outcomes.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:30 PM

"Leadership, in many ways, has been reduced to managing outcomes." People need leadership.

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What Is Authentic Leadership?

What Is Authentic Leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it
What is authentic leadership? It continues to surprise me how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their “true” personality emerges outside of work.
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The role of leadership in creating a 'social' culture

The role of leadership in creating a 'social' culture | About leadership | Scoop.it
What I've learned from working with leadership teams on change programmes for more socially engaged and digital business.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:49 PM

This looks quite interesting

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Next generation of leaders will be more diverse and collaborative (XpertHR - Employment Intelligence)

Next generation of leaders will be more diverse and collaborative (XpertHR - Employment Intelligence) | About leadership | Scoop.it
A report this week based on interviews with global chief executives suggests many organisations are out of touch and complacent about the implications of &
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:54 PM

We cannot overgeneralize. I see many from Y generation caught up very much in what is in it for me. Others are collaborative. The same can be said of any generation. We need leadership today and moving forward to be collaborative.

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How to build your team by getting rid of your people

How to build your team by getting rid of your people | About leadership | Scoop.it

That’s right. You heard me. Want to build your team? Get rid of the people who are on it. Of course I mean to do so in a good way. Become what I call a “net exporter of talent.

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Leadership In The Three-Speed Economy

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Leadership In The Three Speed Economy: The Traditional Economy is dying. Financial Capitalism flourishes on risky foundations, while the Creative Economy needs to institutionalize its gains.
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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, the BBC asked me to come in for a radio interview. They told me they wanted to talk about effective leadership — China had just elevated Xi Jinping to the role of Communist Party leader; General David Petraeus had stepped down from his post at the CIA a few days earlier; the BBC itself was wading through a leadership scandal of its own — but the conversation quickly veered, as these things often do, into a discussion about how individuals can keep large, complex, unwieldy organizations operating reliably and efficiently.

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Not a Born Leader? So What!

Not a Born Leader? So What! | About leadership | Scoop.it

When I was born (and this was a very long time ago), there were serious defects in my leadership blueprint. First, I had two X chromosomes at a time when one Y was needed in order to be a leader. Actually, nobody knew what a chromosome was back then, so 42 Extra Long was the preferred measure, and I didn’t reach my full 5’2” until I was 25.

Although I had no choice in the matter, I also ended up with two loving parents, neither of whom was an entrepreneur or executive. It would seem hopeless.

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