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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Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like. When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment to achieving results, and being willing to go the extra mile on projects or to help other team members. But many leaders have little idea of how to boost or sustain that level of motivation.


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It is entirely possible for leaders to learn to motivate even those employees they’ve given up on.
 
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Paul's curator insight, March 9, 11:33 AM

Attitude is everything

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5 Ways To Think Differently About Motivation When Setting 2016 Goals

5 Ways To Think Differently About Motivation When Setting 2016 Goals | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Learn 5 new ways to think about and harness your motivation to achieve your 2016 goals and resolutions.


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(From the article): We’re all capable of improving, regardless of what natural abilities we were born with or without. It’s important then to acknowledge our successes or failures and remind ourselves that they are a direct result of our own effort or lack thereof, not of factors outside our control.

 

It’s the difference between having a “fixed mindset” or a “growth mindset”. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our abilities can’t be changed in any meaningful way, and success or failure is the reinforcement of the traits we were “born” with. When we have a “growth mindset,” on the other hand, we see obstacles and challenges as opportunities for growth beyond our existing abilities.

 

These two mindsets spur a great deal of our behavior so it’s essential to recognize if you tend toward a fixed mindset and try to shift your thinking toward a growth mindset.

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These tips can underpin your other efforts.

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10 Tips For Reducing Employee Turnover

10 Tips For Reducing Employee Turnover | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Many people agree turnover is a growing issue, particularly as hiring picks up.

 

But what are most organizations doing about it, aside from implementing some short-term solutions when they discover it’s a problem?


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(From the article): Make cultural fit top experience when hiring. Increasing employee retention will mean improving hiring efforts. Employers should focus their efforts on acquiring candidates who are not just skilled for the position, but are also a strong cultural fit for the company. Behavior-based screening and interviewing will help to make best long-term hires. – Nathan Parcells, InternMatch

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A happy and engaged workforce brings a positive return on investment for organisations and individuals. Shawn Achor, author of the Happiness Advantage, pulls together decades of research to show the positive impact of happiness on organisations. He notes that happiness at work increases sales, productivity and accuracy. Research also demonstrates that happiness has a positive effect on the health of employees, career success and perceptions about quality of life.

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Use These 10 Words And Phrases To Motivate Yourself And Others

Use These 10 Words And Phrases To Motivate Yourself And Others | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
"If," "choose to," "because": There may be a hidden power behind our most common expressions, if you just know ho

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A great list of words and phrases that you need to begin using today! And some you need to stop using too!

(From the article): "When collaborating with others — especially when designers and programmers are part of the mix — watch out for these," he writes. "Be careful when you use them, be careful when you hear them. They can really get you into trouble."
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21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body | Slideshow

21 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body | Slideshow | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Stress. Long hours. Sitting all day. This just scratches the surface.

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(From the article): The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you -- literally.


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The 5 traits of radically successful people

The 5 traits of radically successful people | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

By Alex Banayan

 

This is a wnoderful collection of 5 secrets to success coupled with 5 unique stories that bring them to life and help you see why they work.

Ken Morrison's Key Take-Away
I didn't know about how Sugar Ray Leondard commuted to school.  What can we do today to prepare for a future that we can not yet visualize?

 

1. The Audacity to Break the Rules
2. An Irrational Level of Commitment

3. A Hunger to Solve Problems

4. A Ferocious Drive to Do More

5. A Sharp Focus on Playing the People Game

 

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As the President of Online Services at Microsoft, Lu has made a drastic journey to the top thanks to what his colleagues call “Qi Time.”

 


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Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!