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FIU Study: Women Still Face Hurdles for Leadership Roles in Communications

FIU Study: Women Still Face Hurdles for Leadership Roles in Communications | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

In collaboration with 14 national professional organizations, the Center conducted the survey in late 2015 and early 2016, receiving responses from a cross-cultural set of men and women across various media sectors in the U.S., including newspapers, radio, television, magazines, digital outlets, public relations and advertising.


“It’s the only time that something like this has been done with all the professions, asking them all the same questions and doing it all at the same time,” says Lillian Kopenhaver, the Center’s Founder and Executive Director, who is Dean Emeritus and Professor at FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “We asked them all kinds of questions dealing with salary, dealing with women in leadership, and looking at leadership styles – just a whole myriad of all kinds of information.”...

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The takeaway? Barriers for women in leadership roles still abound.

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Leaders Aren’t Telling the Stories Their People Care About

Leaders Aren’t Telling the Stories Their People Care About | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Despite the well-documented power of storytelling, far too many leaders and organizations are nothing short of awful at telling stories that make authentic connections to what people care about the most. Leaders commonly prep for change by creating catchy tag lines, slogans and rallying cries to communicate their ideas.


These sound bites might be rich with data, numbers, statistics, and analytic driven acronyms, but they’re devoid of authentic meaning. The end result? Seventy percent of the workforce is left phoning it in because their leaders haven’t told a compelling story that makes them feel connected to their jobs or the company as a whole. Consider this: if engagement scores haven’t changed in 30 years and we still have the vast majority of people sleep-walking through their work-a-day-life, something is not working....

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Are you a good storyteller? If not, it could be holding you back at work.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 26, 12:17 PM

Are you a good storyteller? If not, it could be holding you back at work.

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#1 Most Important Leadership Trait Worldwide [New Research]

#1 Most Important Leadership Trait Worldwide [New Research] | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Work customs and culture vary from country to country. For instance, meeting attendees in the U.S. seat themselves in no particular order around the conference table. But if the most junior person on the team were to take the seat farthest from the door in Japan? That's a no-no. This behavior flies in the face of Japanese custom, where the seating arrangement is determined by professional seniority (the most senior people sit farthest from the door, and the most junior people closest).


But while there are no doubt differences in work styles around the world, there are also similarities. After surveying nearly 200 leaders located in 15 different countries, Quantum Leadership Group recently discovered the most important leadership trait worldwide: High ethical and moral standards.In a Harvard Business Review article covering the data,


Sunnie Giles, president of Quantum Leadership Group, categorized this response along with the third most important trait ("clearly communicates expectations") as qualities that "creat[e] a safe and trusted environment."...

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Discover the surprising leadership trait that people all around the world consider to be most important. PR pros and communicators take note.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 20, 11:28 AM

Discover the surprising leadership trait that people all around the world consider to be most important. PR pros and communicators take note.

Jeremy's curator insight, March 20, 6:29 PM

I agree with the fact that a leader who has high ethical and moral standards, as well as strong, clear communication skills, are essential qualities of safe and trusted work environment. From what i have studied about strong leadership and and a strong business in general, these are two of the most important qualities. Especially communication. When everyone is on the same page, it makes for less mistakes, more quality work, and a smoother run business. When evreyone working together understands each others goals, they tend to get them done more efficiently and effectively.

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Research suggests grit is less important than we thought - Business Insider

Research suggests grit is less important than we thought - Business Insider | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

It would seem, then, that grit comes with a downside. Gritty people stick with the task before them, but sometimes it’s at the expense of their own financial gain—and even overall performance. This kind of “costly persistence” has many applications outside the lab.

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Grit. Not always what it's cracked up to be. Wake me later, OK?

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Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong — Bad Words — Medium

Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong - Bad Words - Medium

Here’s a question. What is leadership? And why, though we seem to train and indoctrinate people in it, and when that doesn’t work, beat people over the head with it, don’t we seem to be able produce many leaders worth following? Here’s my tiny theory: because much, maybe most, of what we suppose, assume, and believe is leadership isn’t.


A morally conflicted world is in desperate need of moral leadership. A way of life that offers us convenience — but is costing us the planet. Technology that delights us — but takes our jobs. Economies that reward us — but frustrate us with stagnation. Tribes we compete to belong to — which cost us ourselves. Social contracts which are broken — but no one quite knows how to rewrite. Such are the fraught moral dilemmas of the age....

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Thoughtful post about leadership from Umir Haque.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 10, 2015 11:36 PM

Thoughtful post from Umir Haque.

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The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.


In the survey, employees called out the kind of management offenses that point to a striking lack of emotional intelligence ;among business leaders, including micromanaging, bullying, narcissism, indecisiveness, and more. In rank order, the following were the top communication issues people said were preventing business leaders from being effective....

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A survey shows a striking lack of emotional intelligence among executives. A shame and unnecessary.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 26, 2015 7:12 PM

A survey shows a striking lack of emotional intelligence among executives. A shame and unnecessary.

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10 tips on Minimum Desirable Product

10 tips on Minimum Desirable Product | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Market it and see if anyone gives a sh*tI  I love the lean startup movement and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) methodology, though sometimes before even building MVP, you may want to explore whether there’s an interest at all in your product.


This is where Minimum Desirable Product (MDP) comes into play....

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This is a provocative but invaluable rethinking of lean startups and what you should do before you even make it. remember the Minimum Desirable Product (MVP) philosophy and let it guide you to success. To me, it was a huge eye-opener!

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Do You Have An Elastic Mind? 3 Traits Of Designers Who Do

Do You Have An Elastic Mind? 3 Traits Of Designers Who Do | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
During the last few years, the leadership at my firm has re-thought the qualities that define a successful product innovator, as society, the economy, technology, and even the product development process have all evolved. We used to recruit for hard skills—the best sketchers or those with the best rendering skills—but today we’re looking for designers with elasticity....
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Designers have gotten what they asked for: a seat at the corporate boardroom table. Now they have to adapt to a new working reality
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Leadership: The Tony Soprano Problem

Leadership: The Tony Soprano Problem | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Today, every manager has some version of the Tony Soprano problem.  We’ve become used to hierarchal organizations optimized for specific tasks.  Now we often find that we’re competing in a networked world in which the old rules don’t apply.  Rather than traditional lines of authority, we need to start thinking in terms of ecosystems, platforms and movements....
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The role of leaders has changed. We can no longer command people to do what we want, but must inspire them to want what we want. Lessons from Tony Soprano.
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 19, 2015 10:09 AM

Leadership must change from a hierarchal to a networked world model. Tony Soprano would be challenged.

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4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Have Their Own Web Presence | ChiefExecutive.net

4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Have Their Own Web Presence | ChiefExecutive.net | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
You might prefer to defer publicity and communications tasks to your communications director or VP, but there is tangible value to having your own web presence. Here are 4 ways building your reputation online can help your company....
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Here's why social media matters to CEOs.
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What Actually Makes People Trust You | Fast Company

What Actually Makes People Trust You | Fast Company | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

The phrase "talk is cheap" is old, and in leadership roles, talk is particularly cheap.


It is easy to make pronouncements about directions and vision. For people to trust what you say, though, it is important to recognize that you communicate in three ways: through what you say, what you do, and what you reward. And each form of communication on this list is more important than the last....

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Trust erodes when what we say we value and what we actually reward are vastly different things. Leaders take note.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:18 AM

Trust erodes when what we say we value and what we actually reward are vastly different things. Leaders take note.

Marco Favero's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:42 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, February 10, 2015 12:42 PM

TRUST ERODES WHEN WHAT WE SAY WE VALUE AND WHAT WE ACTUALLY REWARD ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT THINGS.

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Seth's Blog: Famous to the family

Seth's Blog: Famous to the family | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
There is famous and there is famous to the family. Cousin Aaron is famous to my family. Or, to be less literal, the family of people like us might understand that Satya the milliner or perhaps Sarma Melngailis or Peter Olotka are famous.

And famous to the family is precisely the goal of just about all marketing now. You don't need to be Nike or Apple or GE. You need to be famous to the small circle of people you are hoping will admire and trust you. Your shoe store needs to be famous to the 300 shoe shoppers in your town. Your retail consulting practice needs to be famous to 100 people at ten major corporations. Your Wordpress consulting practice needs to be famous to 650 veterinarians or chiropractors. Famous the way George Clooney and George Washington are famous, but to fewer people.

By famous, I means admired, trusted, given the benefit of the doubt. By famous, I mean seen as irreplaceable or best in the world.

Here's how to tell if you're famous: If I ask someone in your community to name the person who is known for X, will they name you? If I ask about which store or freelancer is the best place, hands down, to get Y, will they name you? If we played 20 questions, could I guess you?

Being famous to the family is far more efficient than being famous to everyone. It takes focus, though.
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Love this Seth Godin concept of "famous to the family."

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Insight Management Academy's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:18 AM

brilliant - if you are an insight manager, are you famous within  your business? are you the first port of call...?

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Here's How America's Top Business Leaders Spend Every Minute Of The Day

How do top business leaders spend their time?


Being fascinated by this topic, I collaborated with Chris Stowell, vice president of the International Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness in Sandy, Utah, to survey 267 C-level executives (all at the vice president level or higher) at Fortune 500 companies.The respondents to the email survey, completed over the past two months, came from 163 companies including Adobe, American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, BP, Delta, DHL, Federal Express, GE, Google, HP, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, Kelloggs, Motorola, Rio Tinto, and Twitter. 


The survey research showed that the typical corporate leader wakes up at about 6:15 a.m., exercises for 45 minutes, and commutes 25 minutes each way. Every workday, he or she spends two hours and 25 minutes on email and texting, 25 minutes on strategy and planning, and 30 minutes on personal development. The infographic below, created by Stowell, my friend and a leadership-training consultant, summarizes the findings....

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Find out how executives from Google, Twitter, and other major companies organize their schedules.

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Leadership Presence: The Ultimate Infographic Guide - The Leadership Crucible

Leadership Presence: The Ultimate Infographic Guide - The Leadership Crucible | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Leadership presence is the elusive secret of successful leadership.


If you’ve got “IT” you radiate a magnetic effect that comes from being authentic and inspires people to you.l


And, if you have “IT” your presence opens the door to greater leadership responsibilities.


Increase your leadership presence by taking a look at the video, “ultimate” infographic, and bonus material....

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Great Infographic for leaders! Recommended reading!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 26, 12:41 PM

Great Infographic for leaders! Recommended reading!

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Great Infographic for leaders! Recommended reading!

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The Leadership Development Road Map

The Leadership Development Road Map | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
3,124 leaders provided their input for the Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015, presented by DDI and The Conference Board. This vast amount of data brought us to 18 initial findings, with more to come.

View a snapshot of the data, and explore key questions on the path to organizational success by utilizing our Leadership Development Road Map.

Via David Hain
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Useful research report on Leadership Development.