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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4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from different generations, Baby Boomers to Millennials, and I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you, and achieve great results.


Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson
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Leadership is a lot more simple than we think. Don't overcomplicate it.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 16, 6:37 PM

Leadership is simple. Don't overcomplicate it.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, May 17, 4:58 PM

The KISS principle.

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6 Ways To Become A Better Listener 

6 Ways To Become A Better Listener  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Ever zone out while someone is talking? Of course. We all do. The average human has an eight-second attention span. With electronic distractions competing for your time and an abundance of responsibilities at work, it makes listening attentively to someone else speak pretty difficult.

“We are living in a time when it’s more challenging to be consistently aware and intentional because so many things are demanding our attention. Our brains haven’t caught up to the technology that’s feeding them,” says Scott Eblin, author of Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. “The impact of this leaves people in a chronic condition of fight or flight.”


Via The Learning Factor, Roger Francis
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We all require self-focus, but leaders who make a difference are the ones who know the purpose is bigger than themselves, says Gregersen. “When a leader is operating on the edge of what’s possible, they’re in strong listening mode,” he says.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 19, 7:23 PM

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

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. #Top 100 #Leadership #Experts to #Follow on #Twitter

. #Top 100 #Leadership #Experts to #Follow on #Twitter | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
This is a list of the top 100 recommended leadership experts to follow on Twitter for January 2015.

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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

"When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.

"Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that took 30 points from her IQ. Before the crash Cuddy had an IQ near genius levels; her post-crash IQ was just average.

"As someone who had always built her identity around her intelligence, the significant dip in Cuddy's IQ left her feeling powerless and unconfident. Despite her brain damage, she slowly made her way through college and even got accepted into the graduate program at Princeton.

"Once at Princeton, Cuddy struggled until she discovered that it was her lack of confidence that was holding her back, not her lack of brainpower. This was especially true during difficult conversations, presentations, and other high-pressure, highly important moments."


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We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
 
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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 21, 10:25 AM
Attitude and confidence can bring down or boost IQ levels as this story would like you to understand. In other words, there  should be a positive correlation between attitude, confidence and intelligence! Somehow there has to be, also a relationship between all of them and Emotional Intelligence.
Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 21, 5:33 PM

If you have not watched (and even if you have) Amy Cuddy's TED Talk read this very useful article from her on body language.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, March 26, 8:48 AM

Wow this is a great read!

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What is a leader? A learner...

What is a leader? A learner... | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The comment that leadership is a journey is far more than a simple cliché; with research revealing that the best leaders see themselves as learners, focusing on five fundamentals in order to deliver continuous and continuing improvement.

Via Roger Francis, Aki Puustinen
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In an article for HBR in 2014 the co-founder of Fast Company, Bill Taylor, commented “It takes a real sense of personal commitment, especially after you’ve arrived at a position of power and responsibility, to push yourself to grow and challenge conventional wisdom.” 

 But ask yourself this: if I don’t open myself up to learning and developing then how can I expect my people and my organisation to grow and develop, to meet the needs of our customers in a changing world?
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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, September 30, 2016 11:00 AM
If  you're not moving forward you're falling behind.  There is no standing still and learning is a critical component of this
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Training vs Learning: What’s the Difference?

Training vs Learning: What’s the Difference? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Ask yourself this: How often am I actually creating training experiences that are teaching someone to do anything?  

 

What are all of those courses, job aids, and apps training you to do? Follow procedure? Perform your daily tasks? Perhaps we need to start asking better questions. One thing training seems to do a really good job at doing is filling time (and costing money): the time we spend taking it and the time the Learning and Development department spends creating it. What’s the outcome of all this? Well, when you do it right, the outcome is learning…but training and learning are not the same thing.

 

Sure, there are plenty of semantics at play here, but how often do you train someone to actually do something? Before you dive in to those learning objectives, do you consider what you want to actually train the learner to do? How often do we actually have an actionable goal that we want to train someone to do? Training is something you receive as the learner, but learning is what you actually do as the learner. Learning implies “I” am doing something. I am taking part and doing the work. Good training inspires people to learn how to do something, but it does not do the work for them.

 

Ask yourself this: How often am I actually creating training experiences that are teaching someone to do anything?


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