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How (Not) To Control Your Growing Company

How (Not) To Control Your Growing Company | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Company growth and innovation are probably high on your agenda as a globally-minded leader.
You understand the need to innovate in order to stay abreast or one step ahead of your competitors.
But how much is too much?
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Innovation for its own sake can be a recipe for disaster.  Here's my take on the balance between management control and company creativity.  It's not an all-or-nothing game either way.  For globally-minded leaders everywhere!

 

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Eastern thought and meditation are pushing evercloser to the mainstream. Today many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on impro...
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If you're curious, or still wondering, about the connection between the practice of mindfulness, mental agility and the qualities of modern-day leadership, this article says it well.

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Let Your Heart Drive and Your Brain Lead the Way: Magdalena Bak-Maier at TEDxRussellSquare

Magdalena Bak-Maier talks about how one needs to make use of both your mind and your heart on the road to fulfillment. Magdalena Bak-Maier is a personal deve...
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It takes both your heart and mind to become a world-class leader.  Watch this eloquent and moving talk to find out why and how.

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Courage

Teaser for the upcoming book....this section is called....courage....
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Stand up.  Take Action.  Lead.

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10 Skills You Need to Be the Next Great Entrepreneur

10 Skills You Need to Be the Next Great Entrepreneur | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Every successful entrepreneur had to learn how to be a great manager along the line. These are the attributes that will earn you the chance to become management material.
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In the 21st Century, this applies as much to leading a team within a company, as it does to becoming an entrepreneur.

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Five Rules for Leading Through Uncertainty - Eblin Group | Eblin Group

Five Rules for Leading Through Uncertainty - Eblin Group | Eblin Group | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
A lot of my clients work in Washington, DC. They’re either executives in Federal agencies or executives in companies that do a lot of business with Federal agencies.
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David Hain's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:48 AM

Key leadership role - make sense of the mess for your people!

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Book Recommendation: Leadership and the Art of Struggle by Steven Snyder - Bill George

Book Recommendation: Leadership and the Art of Struggle by Steven Snyder - Bill George | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Bill George is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the former CEO of Medtronic and a Best-Selling Author.
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A wonderful treatise on how struggle, and more importantly bouncing back from it, makes us better leaders.  Long but illuminating read.

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Being an Effective Global Leader

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This week's question for Ask the Coach: My company is stretching into areas of the world I've barely heard of — we are definitely broaching the unknown. As a leader, what do I need to be successful as globalization changes the rules of the game?
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This 4-year-old article is still relevant today.  A good introduction to global leadership skills and traits.

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10 Ways to "Deal With" Quiet People

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Outgoing people have advantages in Western Culture. We’re often perceived to be smarter and stronger than quiet people, at least at first. One of my fatal leadership blunders was underestimating qu...

Via Fidan Aliyeva
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Quiet does not mean weak, stupid, non-participative etc.  If you naturally talk things out or voice your support/disapproval quickly, read this article for an alternative way that people show up and take action at work and in life.

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Davos Man and his defects. How to Define Global Leadership ?

Davos Man and his defects. How to Define Global Leadership ? | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
THE two most popular words in the business lexicon are probably “global” and “leadership”. Put them together and people in suits start to salivate. That is...

Via Anne Egros
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As this article reveals, modern-day global leadership is less title/control and more an inclusive & considerate mindset. Step aside, power-hungry leaders.  There needs to be a new, humble and deep-listening leader in town.

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Anne Egros's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:51 AM

The cult of the global leader is spreading ! But more responsibilities come with the job.


Globalization is not a static concept. What you knew about fast developing countries like Russia and its cultural differences in term of consumer taste, regulations, politics or technology is obsolete after one year or two, so how do you monitor those changes in more than 60 countries if you are the top executives of true global companies ?

 

Global leaders need to live abroad at least 2-3 years in key countries to really understand local cultures, traveling is not a substitute for being an expat.


 I cannot agree more with this statement:

 

"If leadership has a secret sauce, it may well be humility. A humble boss understands that there are things he doesn’t know. He listens: not only to the other bigwigs in Davos, but also to the kind of people who don’t get invited, such as his customers"


Related article

What makes a business leader a true global business leader?

https://zestnzen.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/wanted-true-global-business-leaders/

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Exactly on point with what we do...

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Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes

Why You're Not A Leader - Forbes | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Everybody thinks they’re a leader – most are far from it. The harsh reality is that we live in a world awash with wannabe leaders. As much as some don’t want to admit it, not everyone can or should become a leader (my take on the born vs.
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An interesting list of the ways we can step up into leadership roles that stick.

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The biggest professional challenge of my career: communication

The biggest professional challenge of my career: communication | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Four and a half years ago, I left my role at Google as a product manager to join the team at Redpoint. The transition became the biggest professional challenge of my career up to that point. Suddenly
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If you've had difficulties getting your point across at work, you could be using an inappropriate communication style - this article outlines 2 contrasting styles that often show up in the workplace.

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Self-Improvement Strategies For Becoming A More Authentic Leader

Self-Improvement Strategies For Becoming A More Authentic Leader | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

Via Anne Egros
Maya Mathias's insight:

Leadership begins from within.  This article provides some very thought-provoking (and soul-stirring) ideas to energize your leadership presence.  A great blend of Eastern philosophy & Western academics/entrepreneurs.

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Anne Egros's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:34 AM

"To be authentic one must be "awake," meaning you have the ability to understand who you are"

 

How do you perceive and interpret what you see and feel ? What are your spontaneous  responses to others ? How do you behave under various conditions ? What makes you truly happy or unhappy? Do you follow your intuitions ? How do you make decisions ? How do you manage your fears etc.

 

All those mental mechanisms are built both at conscious and unconscious levels and the more you know them the more authentic you can be.

 

You can access to your inner voice and energy by making some introspection. For some people it is about spirituality, for others it is a dramatic, even traumatic event in their life that forces them to take time to discover what it means to be true to themselves.

 

Some leaders have discovered their true self through coaching, others thanks to a mentor, some by participating to a humanitarian mission abroad etc.There is no magical formula to find your inner energy but this article give some good suggestions to foster your inner energy.

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How to Live Life to the Max with Beginner’s Mind : zenhabits

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Do you know what it means to have a beginner's mind?  This article helps you see each leadership situation anew, and gives you the tools to embrace change and turbulence as you go about your work day.

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6 Contrarian Reasons Why You're Lucky to Be a Leader Today

6 Contrarian Reasons Why You're Lucky to Be a Leader Today | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it

Being a 21st century leader is a role not to be envied! Or is it?


Via David Hain
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A nice reframe on why leading today can be tremendously exciting and rewarding.

 

I've assembled a 6-part email report that delves into many of the issues cited in this article, plus a few more.  You can access it at http://thetrainedbusinesseye.com

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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:00 AM

Leadership form a different angle!

John Michel's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:26 AM

Nobody ever said that being a leader is simple. Certainly not in today’s world where changes seem to happen at the speed of light; where communication and collaboration are heavily impacted by new technologies; where management techniques from the past no longer appear to provide an adequate answer to the challenges of the future. Being a 21st century leader is a role not to be envied! Or is it?

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:02 AM

Being a 21st century leader is a role not to be envied! Or is it?

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Should I Speak Up At Work?

Should I Speak Up At Work? | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Work can be a scary place.
Either you play it safe and bite your tongue when you want to speak up, or you speak without thinking things through first.
So the question is: should you even bother to speak up at work?
Maya Mathias's insight:

This article lays out 3 powerful ways that speaking up at work can help you.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 22, 2013 4:40 PM

It is important to speak up. The way things get done is often in the way that someone who has no idea how the real work should be done.

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What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common

What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Successful leaders do what jazz musicians do: they improvise.
Maya Mathias's insight:

I'm a trained theatrical improviser, and use improv skills in my leadership and innovation training.  Love how this article summarizes how improv can make you a better leader for today's turbulent business climate.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:32 AM

(CNN) -- How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Successful leaders do what jazz musicians do: they improvise.

They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don't dwell on mistakes or stifle each other's ideas.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:52 PM

Improv.  The art of teaching, as well.  

 

" To foster innovation, leaders hedge against the trap of "too much consensus." The underlying assumption is that when people disagree, they're both right. Thus, such organizations tolerate and encourage dissent and debate."



Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:34 PM

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Talents of best jazz musicians are applicable to business people

The best in their field need to be expert improvisers

Balancing free expression and rules is another important skill

'Hit a groove' and work in teams to get the best from individuals

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22 Things Happy People Do Differently | Life'd

22 Things Happy People Do Differently | Life'd | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be
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I believe there's a strong correlation between happiness and being a fulfilled/successful leader.  How many of the things on this list do you (want to) do?

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Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders

Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less...
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Since recent brain science has revealed that our brains remain plastic for most of our life, we can literally train our brain to be more innovative.

 

Change makers' brains tend to be wired differently.  How many of the differences in this article do you relate to, and how many do you choose to embrace? 

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Can Mindfulness Increase Our Resilience to Stress?

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress. An excer...
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Science is now catching up to what monks & other spiritual teachers have experienced for generations - the beneficial effects of mindfulness on your psyche and ability to perceive the big picture of what's going on in your life.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:10 PM

Two of the pioneers in mindfulness share their insights, expereinces and helpful advice on how you can gain increased resilience by reducing stress.

Suzanne Izzard's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:42 PM

Two of the key people in mindfulness share their insights, experiences, thoughts and advicze on gaining resilience by reducing stress.

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their
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A nice summary of many traits that modern-day followers want from their business leaders.

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Think Like a 5-Year Old (the Best Leaders Do)

Think Like a 5-Year Old (the Best Leaders Do) | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to grow your business? Reclaim your child-like sense of wonder, that endless curiosity about the world around you.
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The eternal why of a child can make THE difference in whether your company thrives.  Reconnect with your child-like sense of wonder and lead the way.

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Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Natalie Savage
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'Soft' leadership skills are in vogue, and my guess is they will be for at least 30 more years.  This article outlines 6 traits that will take you further as a leader in a uncertain and complex age.

 

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Becoming a Complete People Manager

Becoming a Complete People Manager | Reinvent Your Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn how to master all the different dimensions of people management.
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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2013 3:27 AM

It's not so much which one you are as how appropriately you utilise each in context...

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The Art of Career Development

Gianpiero Petriglieri, associate professor at INSEAD, explains what we can all learn from artists.
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Building your career these days is less like climbing a ladder, and more like creating a work of art.  This video outlines 4 important tips for building a masterpiece.

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