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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss

Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The most frequent question the author get asked by the 250,000 people enrolled in his MOOC on leadership is, “How do I deal with my boss who is not only dissonant, but quite negative?” These bosses are “dissonant” in the sense that they’ve lost touch with themselves, others and their surroundings — and it’s nothing new. They come across as negative, self-centered, focused on numbers, and their employees feel like they’re being treated as resources or assets (not as human beings).


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Amy Melendez, David Hain
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(From the article): So what do you do if you have a boss who’s fallen into this trap? First, recognize that these bosses are diminishing themselves and their ability to effectively lead others. They can deliver on known tasks — mostly routine tasks — but this style returns the least amount of innovation, the lowest levels of employee engagement, and often the lowest performance from teams.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:51 PM

Start by understanding the neuroscience to manage a negative, out-of-touch boss.

David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 2014 2:36 AM

If you don't manage upwards, you won't be able to manage downwards effectively!

Lumus360's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:37 AM

Great article – Which raises the questions:  How did he/she get to this point of being dissonant and #negative? & How do we #feedback our view of him/ her, right now, without completely destroying his/her confidence.  Or do we break their confidence and wait and see what arises from the ashes?

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Leadership Mantra: Delegation.

Leadership Mantra: Delegation. | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Delegation, an indication that identifies a real leader!

 

“Following the suggestion of a reader, in my last leadership mantra, I’ll approach with you a topic that is, in my opinion, very often misunderstood and not often enough used to fair value.”

 

What does mean delegation for you?

 

What are the words that come to your mind when you hear or you think to delegation?

 

Before reading further, you could invest a few minutes, to be clear about this issue.

 

What is emerged and to which group you belong to?

 

Here are a few groups:

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IKMOVE


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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

But when is being ish not okay? What about in leadership? Is being leader-ish okay, not okay, or maybe okay-ish?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, David Hain
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(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

 

But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.

 

Are you a leader, or leader-ish?

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David Hain's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:56 PM

Great-ish article on committing - ish... 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:47 PM

Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:29 AM

Now there is a word for those inbetweeners-  'Leader-ish'.  

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Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership

Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Leaders' primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered.

 

Leadership is the "eighth wonder of the world." It is better seen and felt than defined and said. It’s easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize.

 

The world’s most impactful leaders in all arenas, from business to government, understand the paradox that although leadership starts with the leader, it’s never about the leader. This wisdom should be emulated and applied by everyone who aspires to leadership.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/yljo4z


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