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Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift

Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Strategy enables an individual, team or organization to know where they are, where they are going and the way to get to their desired destination. Developing a smart strategy translates intention into focused action.

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“Developing a smart strategy translates intention into focused action. It transforms bold goals into inspiring realities.”  Whether you are a participant in our noble endeavor, part of a joint and coalition team building the Afghan Air Force, or tackling ambitious personal or professional goals, here are some proven insights that can help you accomplish more in those areas and succeed in your own “mission impossible.”

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John Michel's curator insight, January 10, 6:31 AM

As you prepare to enter the promise of a new year, I’d like to encourage you to consider tackling an ambitious “Mission: Impossible” size goal of your own.

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3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with?

Via Jesse Jacoby & Emergent
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I find myself looking to be inspired and challenged...two of the top three reasons young leaders sought particular jobs were “intellectual challenge” and “opportunity to impact the world” and other studies have consistently highlighted the increasing focus for our younger workers to find authenticity in our leaders...be authentic...I have found this to be a true guide and catalyst for change in organizations.
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How to Be a Better Leader? Love Being a Follower

How to Be a Better Leader? Love Being a Follower | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

In order to be a  truly great leader in this new world, you need to have a real and profound appreciation for followers and their power, as well as the willingness to take the follower role when the time is right. Which can be tricky if you’re too invested in the idea of being "the leader."



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The best leaders are good followers; transform and build a valued team…checkout the quick video from entrepreneur Derek Sivers and the power of followership.

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Deborah Orlowski, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 10, 11:15 AM

In a sense, this is a riff on the "Servant Leadership" concept. 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 10, 10:31 PM

follow and lead on a need basis!

DaleLatham's curator insight, June 12, 7:02 AM

The video says it all.  Dance like no one is watching....

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Six Small Choices that Transform Leadership

Six Small Choices that Transform Leadership | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Successful leadership depends on what you don’t see - secret decisions that are spread out over time and go nearly unnoticed. What you see, when you observe successful leaders in action, is the res...

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Six steps to help you become a better leader and determine your destiny...“individual choices often feel insignificant. But, the piling up of insignificant decisions forms you.”

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5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

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I have found these five ways very beneficial to our success in building the Afghan Air Force - innovation with a strategic approach and collaborative teamwork. "An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team."
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Lead at your best

Lead at your best | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.”
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This article by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie looks at five simple exercises adapted from their new book, Centered Leadership, that can help you become more aware of your mind-sets and improve your natural ability to lead.
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What Military Service Could Teach MBAs

What Military Service Could Teach MBAs | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“In 1980, almost 60% of large, public companies in America were headed up by a male military veteran. By 2006, a mere 6.2% of these businesses had a CEO with military experience.”
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The military, regardless of service component, offers individuals the opportunity to acquire hands-on leadership development, organizational and communication skills, and all developed in a highly ethical environment and translatable to the business world...really to any area of interest. This article highlights a recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper which analyzes the relation between military service of CEOs and managerial decisions.
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10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm

10 Things Super Successful People Do To Stay Calm | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


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Leaders or top performers have well honed coping strategies that allow them to perform under stressful circumstances.  Travis Bradberry’s article addresses effective strategies, or ten of the best or most effective strategies...“Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them and having the wherewithal to actually do so in spite of your stress.”

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 28, 10:18 PM

Positive thoughts help make stress intermittent by focusing your brain’s attention onto something that is completely stress-free. You have to give your wandering brain a little help by consciously selecting something positive to think about.

Alicia Davis's curator insight, March 10, 6:38 AM

Being able to understand your perceptions is a key part of changing your level of stress and success.  This article shares really foundational steps on how leaders can stay calm and still maintain high performance.  Core Energy Coaching - the style of coaching that I do - is focused completely on helping people change their perceptions of themselves and others.  Great article!


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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“ Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.”
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Great leaders are also great innovators. And they know that curiosity and naiveté are critical conditions of innovation. They are humble enough to accept if they don’t know something and smart enough to constantly learn throughout their career.
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Infographic: Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls

Infographic: Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“ Avoid these common pitfalls of organizational change - Infographic: Top 20+ organizational change management pitfalls - Torben Rick”
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Leaders are confronted with an increasing rate of change and complexity and need to find ways to deal with it. Leading your company through change has become different from how it was ten to twenty years ago. Without foresight and preparation, organizations succumb to pitfalls that are typically foreseeable and avoidable.
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Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "A Hero's Welcome"

Watch the Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII commercial "A Hero's Welcome" where we helped make one soldier's homecoming unforgettable. #Salute a Hero at Budweiser....

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A Hero's Welcome is inspirational and unforgettable...

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John Michel's curator insight, January 31, 1:13 PM

A must watch short from Budweiser honoring the sacrifice of our Veterans...awesome! 

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8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“ Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top. (Looking for another powerful tool for your #changemaker toolkit?”
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Sometimes work can get so serious everyone forgets to lighten up and laugh a bit. But humor should not be considered just a distraction or frivolity. It's actually an important and necessary prescription for successful business and a happy life.
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Turn around a toxic work culture - Human Capital Magazine Online

Turn around a toxic work culture - Human Capital Magazine Online | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Turn around a toxic work culture
Human Capital Magazine Online
Toxic cultures breed hostile, pessimistic team members, drive away top talent and prevent organisations from reaching their full potential.

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Like this article, I have found workforce surveys to be very helpful in identifying what’s working well, but more importantly what’s not working for the organization.  Leaders build trust and empowerment with their personnel by listening and effectively acting as a leader or a team to address the agents or issues leading to the toxic work environment. 

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Servant leadership: A path to high performance - Washington Post

Servant leadership: A path to high performance - Washington Post | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“Servant leadership: A path to high performanceWashington PostMy research clearly demonstrates that employee satisfaction drives customer satisfaction and loyalty. Humble wins.”
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Servant leadership is hard work because it takes discipline, humility and behavior...daily. "The behavior of leaders, coupled with attitudes and beliefs, either enables or inhibits high performance. Good intentions and words are not enough." Servant leaders understand that daily behaviors counts and set that example.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 8, 5:21 AM

Many people think that you cannot be people-centric and maintain high standards, because employees will take advantage. That’s another leadership myth.

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Humble Confidence

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One Weekly Executive Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year

One Weekly Executive Meeting Took Up 300,000 Hours a Year | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

How much time does your organization squander? My colleagues and I gathered data about time use at one large company and found that people there spent 300,000 hours a year just supporting the weekly executive committee meeting. 


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We (military organizations included) could all learn to manage our time better, as illustrated by Michael C. Mankins, ”Time is an organization’s scarcest—and most often squandered—resource.”

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Being an Innovation Leader - Forbes

Being an Innovation Leader - Forbes | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

Being Innovation Leadership Forbes One way to conceptualize the leadership of innovation is to think of yourself as a single ecosystem, operating inside of a larger ecosystem.


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Improve your leadership style and the contribution you make to your organization with innovation, “creating an innovation culture may very well require a different approach to leadership, a different way of thinking about yourself, and a different way of being mindful of your own development as a leader.”

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Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters

Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“According to new research by Wharton’s Sigal Barsade, demonstrating “companionate love” in the workplace is vital to employee morale, teamwork and customer satisfaction.”
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A way to make a positive difference in your organization - One of the most significant findings in the study was that a culture of companionate love reduces employees’ withdrawal from work.
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5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams | Servant leadership | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge, Wise Leader™, John Michel
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I have found these five ways very beneficial to our success in building the Afghan Air Force - innovation with a strategic approach and collaborative teamwork. "An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team."
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"Shona Ba Shona" 438th AEW AFN Commercial

"Shona Ba Shona" 438th AEW AFN Commercial | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
The 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan has the task of building a sustainable Afghan Air Force. The advisors mentor in over sixty separate career fields, over one hundred ninety specialties bringing the professionalism and personal touches to the mission. This is an AFN commercial for this wing and the mission.

Via John Michel
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It has been a pleasure and distinct privilege to serve in NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan/438th Air Expeditionary Wing for the last 13 months...we have tackled a number of difficult challenges in many areas, and we have been blessed to witness dramatic growth in the professionalism, capability, and viability of the Afghan Air Force. Shona Ba Shona

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John Michel's curator insight, March 27, 4:57 AM

Our most recent video release of our teams mission to build am independent Afghan Air Force. Enjoy! 

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7 ways to be an ethical leader - Mother Nature Network

7 ways to be an ethical leader - Mother Nature Network | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“ 7 ways to be an ethical leader Mother Nature Network In her new book "7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (Leading in Context, 2013)," author Linda Fisher Thornton says getting employees to act ethically in the...”
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How do you build a successfully, ethically based organization...with effective "morally upstanding leaders." In her new book "7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (Leading in Context, 2013)," author Linda Fisher Thornton says getting employees to act ethically in the workplace starts at the top. This article summarizes those 7 principles for developing leaders and an ethical foundation in your organization.
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Language of Leadership: Constructive Versus Destructive - Small Business Trends

Language of Leadership: Constructive Versus Destructive - Small Business Trends | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Small Business Trends
Language of Leadership: Constructive Versus Destructive
Small Business Trends
On February 3rd Jeremy Kinsley was a guest on Entrepreneur's Insight radio show. He talked about how inspired leaders produce results.

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True leaders are engaged and drive performance, here Diane Helbig gives us three distinct behaviors that "real, impactful leaders engage in" and a framework for better communication in your organization...Constructive Versus Destructive Communication; Seek Input; Engage in Difficult Conversations. 

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John Michel's curator insight, February 26, 11:30 AM

Good leaders communicate in a way that elevates people instead of tearing others down. These leaders seek to solve problems and create long term solutions. When their focus is on improvement they speak openly, honestly, and consistently. They always have their eye on progress and success.

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Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture

Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love--and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.

Via John Michel, Mike Klintworth
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“People join companies but they quit managers.”  A short article of the importance of creating a caring culture in your work place...increase your team's work satisfaction and your organization's teamwork.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 16, 3:17 PM

Nobody enjoys working in an organisation where the leaders are emotional detached.

Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, February 19, 10:51 AM

A key factor for caring about a Company's Emotional culture is the ability of executives to manage their mental and emotional states. Developing the affective competence of executives is one of the fundamental challenges of executives.  

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Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“ It's the single most important skill a leader needs.”
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Developing a strategic approach is not easy in any organization, I have found this approach beneficial within successful military units.
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Communication Is Key in Change Management

Communication Is Key in Change Management | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Communication is one of the toughest issues in organizations. Effective communication requires four components interworking perfectly for “shared meaning,” my favorite definition of communication. ...

Via Jeremy Pollard
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A great post on making communication effective...communication is tough in change management for a host of reasons.  It is tough at all levels in day-to-day business, tough when leading a military organization, and it’s tough in family dynamics.  A leader knows the value of communication, it makes their commitment public, and provides clarity and focus that allows each leader/manager/follower to make better, more informed decisions.  

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Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, December 1, 2013 4:12 AM

Thank Dean for a great summary of both the reasons for keeping up momentum on good communications, but also a great checklist of some logical Comminications 101 actions to make happen.

 

I suggest these apply to buying, selling, and just plain coping with day to day change 

 

The only thing missing for me is the role that examples and illustrations - by telling stories - can play.

 

Evene the structure, the cadence of a good story draws people in to listen, consider, and hopefully, change

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Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift

Mission Possible: Creating a Strategy for Limitless Success | Switch and Shift | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
Strategy enables an individual, team or organization to know where they are, where they are going and the way to get to their desired destination. Developing a smart strategy translates intention into focused action.

Via John Michel
William Rowell's insight:

“Developing a smart strategy translates intention into focused action. It transforms bold goals into inspiring realities.”  Whether you are a participant in our noble endeavor, part of a joint and coalition team building the Afghan Air Force, or tackling ambitious personal or professional goals, here are some proven insights that can help you accomplish more in those areas and succeed in your own “mission impossible.”

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John Michel's curator insight, January 10, 6:31 AM

As you prepare to enter the promise of a new year, I’d like to encourage you to consider tackling an ambitious “Mission: Impossible” size goal of your own.

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Servant Leadership - Elevates Performance

Servant Leadership - Elevates Performance | Servant leadership | Scoop.it
“Servant leadership is an age-old concept, a term used to suggest that a leader’s primary role is to serve others, especially employees.”
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A wonderful linkage of article that looks at servant leadership. Servant leadership is different.
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