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Who Are Your Coaches?

Who Are Your Coaches? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What we often fail to realize is that Coaches can come in all shapes and sizes.

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However, what we often fail to realize is that Coaches can come in all shapes and sizes. From your manager at work to your next door neighbor, the person on the train to your children and family. These are the natural coaches who want nothing more than to see you succeed and do well. They are there to push you when you’re dragging your heels, give you words of encouragement and celebrate your successes. Above all they share your vision and have the belief that you’ll get there. They are the people around you that radiate positive energy and rather than telling you it can’t be done, or just not to try, they spur you on until you've finished.

 

These are the people to have around you – time to start looking for yours.

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5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed

5 Leadership Skills you must have to Succeed | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
You may think of leadership skills as something that belongs to corporate culture, but they're just as critical to any entrepreneurial business.

Via TechinBiz, Dan Forbes, juandoming, Aki Puustinen
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(From the article): Ask yourself the following: What do I need to do to keep up with the pace of business with the increasing complexity of today’s workplace? What can I do today to hone in on my leadership skills to be successful?

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Jean-Pierre Greeff's curator insight, July 29, 2:38 AM

The Seed SA is passionate about leadership development, and we found this article to be a promising read.

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5 Ways to Lead with Emotional Intelligence -- and Boost Productivity

5 Ways to Lead with Emotional Intelligence -- and Boost Productivity | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

More emotional intelligence, is what our world strongly need. This excellent post say all what you need to know about this subject. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Employees today are much more aware of whether or not they are a good fit in their workplace culture and they want their leaders to be more mindful of their needs. In general, employees have become more sensitive about how to best co-exist in a workplace environment that allows them to be who they naturally are.

 

Employees are tired of playing games and just want to be themselves. As such, they are managing their careers and looking to advance by searching for jobs that truly fuel their passion, fulfill their desires, and ignite their real talent. For most, today’s economic landscape has made the career management journey extra challenging. And beyond career advancement opportunities, people want their supervisors and leaders to be more in touch with who they are as people (not just as their colleagues) to assure that their career track is in proper alignment with and supports their personal and professional goals.

 

Read more: http://onforb.es/S5CSgI


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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential.

 

A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren’t doing this, then it’s time to focus on becoming a “Maximizer.


Maximizer: People with the “Maximizer Theme” focus on others’ strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence.

 

They seek to transform something strong into something superb.


Questions to ask yourself:


Are you a Maximizer? Do you know how many people in your team are Maximizers?


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How Hard Work Impacts the Entrepreneur’s Lifestyle [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Hard Work Impacts the Entrepreneur’s Lifestyle [INFOGRAPHIC] | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

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11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs

11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

When everything’s a priority, how do you maximize your productivity and continue getting things done? We asked eleven entrepreneurs about their strategies for staying on top of mounting piles of work, focusing on what’s important, and otherwise holding on to their sanity while building a company.

 

Outsource, outsource, outsource
Everything may be a priority, but you are not equally brilliant at everything. Eliminate the unnecessary tasks and outsource your weaknesses so your time and focus is directed to where you’ll make the biggest impact for the business.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/JRdkjb


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Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You

Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
February 1st, 2009, was a very memorable day for me. It was the day I arrived back at my family home in Newcastle, England, to start working for myself full-time.

 

I had just left a job which for the previous two years saw me working with companies like Nissan, Hewlett Packard and Land Rover as their social media manager. My position in the rat race was actually an awesome one, but it was nothing compared to being my own boss.

 

As some people here don't care about making their living from the internet, I understand that this post will not be for everybody. However, if you've just made the leap to working for yourself, currently run your own business, or you're looking to make your money online in the future, this article may be just what you need.

 

13 Lessons from 18 Months of Self-Employment...

 

Read more: http://lifehac.kr/K0q99M


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Do You Have "Lightening Rod" Clarity of Purpose?

Do You Have "Lightening Rod" Clarity of Purpose? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders need to be perfectly clear on where the company is headed.

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(From the article): People respond to a lightning rod message that will give meaning to their work.  The clearer the purpose, the better the results will be.

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5 Tips on How to Become a Master Networker

5 Tips on How to Become a Master Networker | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Networking advice from Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, and Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

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Three Things Your Company Can Learn from a Bottle of Water

Three Things Your Company Can Learn from a Bottle of Water | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

These three stories sound simple, almost trivial, but they provide a revealing glimpse of what sets these companies apart from their competitors and places them among those few that have achieved sustainable, profitable growth over a decade or more.

 

The reason few companies implement such simple improvements isn't a lack of good ideas, but because complexity traps and kills good ideas. This is particularly dangerous for today's service industries. As a manufacturing company grows, it benefits from economies of scale and can focus teams of people on extracting the maximum productivity from its plant operations.

 

But service companies are different. Their growth typically results in more complexity — not productivity benefits — and complexity inevitably kills growth.


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Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked with a very charismatic leader?


If so, then it's likely that almost everyone in the organization liked, trusted, and admired this person.
People listened when she talked, colleagues supported her ideas, and talented people wanted to join her team. In short, everyone wanted to be around this person!

 

Charisma is something that many people believe you're born with. However, this isn't the case – you can become more charismatic, and we'll explore how you can develop charisma in this article

 

Defining Charisma

 

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that make you appeal to other people. The word comes from the Greek word "charis," which means "grace" or "gift."

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJZ7WX


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Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that help you appeal to other people. Charismatic people are often successful, and people are naturally drawn to them. They retain the best talent in their teams, and people listen to their ideas.

Because charisma is a collection of behaviors, you can learn it. Work on developing empathy, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Be aware of what your body language is saying, and do your best to give people a genuine smile when you're around them.

Also, make sure that you use your charisma the right way: don't use it to influence someone to do something that is against his or her own best interests.

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How to Make a Decision

How to Make a Decision | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Last summer, I found myself in a dilemma to make a decision. Amidst my struggle to find fulfillment from the various jobs, I was offered a regular salary and benefits kind of job. Being offered any type of employment after a particularly long dry spell was fantastic, but I was hung up on the fact that it wasn’t how I pictured it — the pay wasn’t great and the industry was one I never thought I’d be in.

 

I was faced with an important decision: Do I accept the new position and a chance at a little security, or continue searching for something different, something that fit the long laundry list of must-haves I had concocted for my professional life?

 

Besides everything else, I was most terrified about accepting a position that I wouldn’t be happy in. In fact, a fear of not being happy was a place I operated from often, one I knew had succeeded in keeping me from trying new things.


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About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This

About to Publish A Post? STOP! Read This | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

It used to be that it was just us writer people that were responsible for publishing blog posts. But, my, how times have changed. As business owners, marketers, and social media mavens, we’re all responsible for publishing content on a regular basis. We publish posts to our own blogs to build our authority and search engine happiness, and we publish guest posts on other blogs to increase your readership and gain new eyes. With all the time we now devote to writing great content, we want to make sure we’re getting the most out of it that we can. And that means taking the time to optimize your content before you ever hit the publish button. Because search engine optimization always works better when it’s a priority, not an afterthought.

 

Before you hit publish on that post, make sure you’re hitting seven important points. They may just make all the difference.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KMIeVT


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