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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

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Pointing out that leaders and the practice of developing leaders are not immune to the “extraordinary transformational forces” familiar to us all, [...] “some of the leadership capabilities we hold dear are beginning to be swept away and in their place are emerging new ideas about what leadership can and should be”. 


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S'Marie Young, CPCC's insight:

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 21, 11:31 AM

Leadership is not easy and certainly not for the faint of heart. It takes guts and courage. Why? Because being authentic takes guts and courage. And leadership is not easy because of the multiple stakeholders, followers, and power brokers with competing agendas that leaders get to dance with.


I like the points made in this article -- that authentic storytelling is critical for a leader's effectiveness. And that it also can help in connecting and working with different audiences while becoming a force for good in the world.


The author being interviewed in this post shares some terrific insights into what authentic storytelling is all about -- along with making the case for how leadership needs to radically change today.


No matter where you are in your career, or the organization you are a part of, the advice here will serve you.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 12:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

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Involve Others in Your Personal Evolution

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The best way to change how others perceive you is to recruit their help in your improvement

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"If you want to change anything about yourself, the best time to start is now. Ask yourself, "What am I willing to change now?" just do that. That's more than enough. For now".

Even when we make sometimes dramatic changes to ourselves, other people can't see it. Why? Because they are stuck in their old perception of us.  Bringing others in early for support in the changes we are trying to make solves this problem, according to Marshall Goldsmith. That enables perception to shift gradually along with us. I know I have old friends who still see me as I was years ago, and don't understand why we don't relate anymore. They weren't around me in the intervening years to see that I am a very different person now than I was before. 

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 17, 11:22 AM

(From the article): This is a tough one, because it's a lot harder to change people's perceptions of your behavior than it is to change your behavior. That's because people view you in accordance with their existing stereotype. For example, if you think I'm an arrogant jerk, then everything you do, think, or feel about me, will be filtered through that perception. Within this framework, it's almost impossible for me to be perceived by you as improving, no matter how hard I try.

 

But (and this is the case of "But" being a  good word to use, despite me warning you not to use it in a previous column), your odds of being perceived as getting better greatly improve if you tell people you are going to try to change. Suddenly your efforts are on their radar screens.

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Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change

Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change | Presence | Scoop.it
Real habit change comes from taking a candid look at your shortcomings. Or, as Epictetus once said: Self-scrutiny applied with kindness.
S'Marie Young, CPCC's insight:

If we aren't aware of something, we can't change it. Self awareness is key to overcoming challenging behaviors and becoming the person you want to be. With self awareness comes the ability to take responsibility, rather than blaming others for things that happen....In the words of Harvard Business Review writer Anthony K. Tjan, “…there is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager, and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can [do] to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making.” 

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What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers

What Do Leaders Of The Future Need To Be? Courageous + Authentic Storytellers | Presence | Scoop.it

Pointing out that leaders and the practice of developing leaders are not immune to the “extraordinary transformational forces” familiar to us all, [...] “some of the leadership capabilities we hold dear are beginning to be swept away and in their place are emerging new ideas about what leadership can and should be”. 


Via Karen Dietz
S'Marie Young, CPCC's insight:

This article highlights some of the qualities successful leaders of the present and future must cultivate, such as courage, resiliency, permeability and transparency. These qualities create a powerful presence, one that people can trust.


Presence is knowing yourself, your values, passions and goals, and being able to communicate them authentically. Presence is also being empathetic to the aspirations of others.

 

more...
Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 21, 11:31 AM

Leadership is not easy and certainly not for the faint of heart. It takes guts and courage. Why? Because being authentic takes guts and courage. And leadership is not easy because of the multiple stakeholders, followers, and power brokers with competing agendas that leaders get to dance with.


I like the points made in this article -- that authentic storytelling is critical for a leader's effectiveness. And that it also can help in connecting and working with different audiences while becoming a force for good in the world.


The author being interviewed in this post shares some terrific insights into what authentic storytelling is all about -- along with making the case for how leadership needs to radically change today.


No matter where you are in your career, or the organization you are a part of, the advice here will serve you.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Selena Prior's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 PM

This is a really compelling article that challenged me to reflect on the challenges of leadership.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 12:25 AM

It's a very intersting topic and mostly I undersign it... though it's culture-dependent too... the context, the connotation you might have by reading e.g. this title... that  might  count too...  coming from a region where story-telling might be a substitute of lots of things, among other things, lying, or - as one of my cross-cultural researcher friend said once - saying "no", I have some reserves... but even in the Anerican culture, whether the executives of Enron e.g. weren't (surely not authentic but) excellent story-tellers? If you are with me on that... 

 

Of course, the message goes better into the deep with emotions and what is better than the story-telling like emotion-vehicle? of course... but to say that the future leader's main characteristics are courage and story-telling capacity is, I don't know, IMHO, not only simplistic but simply not enough...

 

Starting by the main point what story he/she should so well and authentically tell? What the content is of this famous story? I would start here when drawing this profile... and yes the sellability, the motivation-power, the capacity of  being able to attract the followers, to be able to align their energy are also important but somehow the content of all these has a certain priority in my mind...

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Daily Meditation: Kindness

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We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a talk by meditation t...
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Sharon Salzberg speaks about reviving the virtue of kindness from its often degraded secondary position. As we redefine strength, we can practice virtues like kindness and loving compassion without feeling like a doormat. 

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