Surviving Leadership Chaos
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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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What CEOs Can Learn From Prince’s Presence

What CEOs Can Learn From Prince’s Presence | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

 Your presence precedes you into the room, follows you everywhere, and directly influences others’ decision making and whether your leadership will succeed or fail. 


 Do you have an influential presence? Or are you undermining your leadership by leaving it to chance?

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(From the article): Since his death, we’re now hearing how Prince was a generous cheerleader for budding artists. How was he able to motivate so many? Artists whom he privately mentored said his genius didn’t get in the way. Instead, like a great coach, he brought others’ best talents to the surface by allowing them to be who they were at their core. “When you were in his company,” one mentee said, “you believed you could do anything.” Perhaps he was determined to help identify and tap into others’ greatness because his dad had been so hard on him growing up. In an interview, Prince said his dad constantly criticized him and he never felt good enough around him. Prince also used his generous spirit to help others through tough times. We’re learning that he was a quiet philanthropist, who wrote big checks without revealing that he was the source.
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When do you find time to lead in your own way?

When do you find time to lead in your own way? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

When do you find time to lead in your own way?

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(From the article): We may find it energizing or motivating to be around other people. It may be helpful for us to collaborate, to have a companion on our journey. We must know this is our journey, the trip we are deeply drawn to take. Our leadership, no matter how we understand it, comes from who we are. As we begin, and as we take each step along the way, we pause and take a breath. We do not allow anyone, even ourselves, to rush us into anything. We look, we see, then we act.
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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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A Leader’s Hard Conversations 

A Leader’s Hard Conversations  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

 I’ve lost count of the number of occasions where I had to confront a person who I was leading or mentoring. Although it’s a natural part of leading a family, team or organization, I would often try to talk myself out of doing it, thinking that if I just ignored the problem it would go away. That, of course, is rarely true. 


I have never regretted confronting a situation when I did it in a healthy way. In fact, I believe successful confrontation was the most important lesson I learned as young leader. 

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(From the article): We live in an age where people seem more wounded than ever. It is now common to come from a past involving divorce, abuse, dysfunction, incest, neglect, addictive behavior or co-dependent relationships. Needy people are everywhere. So, how does this affect our leadership and mentoring? Do we simply try to avoid these issues? Do we ignore them or pretend they aren’t there? Obviously, we can’t do this if we intend to lead well. Instead, we must recover this practice performed by leaders of old with their people and families. This practice came to be known as “giving the blessing” to others. Because most families don’t practice giving this “blessing” to each other, I believe leaders/mentors must pick up the slack and do it for their followers. It is up to us. - See more at: http://growingleaders.com/blog/leaders-hard-conversations/#sthash.B6YCLsKq.dpuf
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12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you guilty of these bad habits that are hurting our productivity at work? If so, it's probably time to cut it out.
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(From the article): But it's not just about the amount of sleep -- it's also about quality of sleep. Studies have shown that people who gaze at a backlit screen right before bed actually report having lower-quality sleep -- even when they get just as much sleep as someone who didn't look at their electronics before bed. This is because presence and absence of light tell our brains whether or not they should release the sleep hormone melatonin that makes you tired. Because the LED lighting emitted by the screens on our electronic devices is so similar to daylight, it can trick our brains into thinking it's daytime, causing us to stay awake for longer. 

 The best way to break this habit? Buy an alarm clock that's not your phone, and charge your phone in a separate room so you avoid the temptation of checking it altogether. If you're worried about missing an emergency call, then try sending those last-minute texts 30-60 minutes before you hit the hay. It'll mean you get more sleep and higher quality sleep, leading you to operate at peak productivity the following day. (Read this blog post for tips on getting the most out of your sleep.)
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Leadership Mantra: Noise.

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

This noise who changing our life.

 

About what noise are we talking about here? There is talk about the discontinuous noise in our head, which is an integral part of our daily live.

 

Have you ever paid attention, if so, what was his tone? It was a pleasant tone, beautiful, positive or rather, unpleasant, ugly and negative?

 

Here, you can imagine, is the big difference.

 

Why am I talking about this today? Just because our attitude is dictated by this dialogue. If you are in the unpleasant and negative plan, it goes without saying that it will be difficult for you, to have a full and balanced life – which should ultimately be the goal of all of us.

 

Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/04/11/leadership-mantra-noise/


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