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Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream

Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Forget the small stuff, for now. What's your big objective?
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(From the article): As January approaches, and we bid another year adieu, our thoughts turn to making resolutions: this year I will lose that extra weight, drink less alcohol, give up sugar, get out of debt. All worthy goals, but why do we perennially return to resolutions that seem based on the idea of fixing all the things we're doing "wrong?"

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Serving and Leadership on Facebook!

Serving and Leadership on Facebook! | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Articles and Ideas relating to leadership, serving, and culture.
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I have established a companion page to this curation effort on Facebook.  Could you drop by today and 'like' the page?  

The plans include a new blog debuting in 2017.

 
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Great page and thank you for creating it!
Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 5, 2015 2:48 PM

I have established a companion page to this curation effort on Facebook.  Could you drop by today and 'like' the page?  

The plans include a new blog debuting in 2015.

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How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap 

How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
“Learning to recognize your leadership gap is the factor that determines your greatness as a leader.”
 
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The Leadership Gap provides the antidote for leading on autopilot. Daskal provides the insight into our behaviors and beliefs that can if not managed properly can derail even the most talented and successful leaders. Confronting and avoiding our leadership gaps is the key to attaining long-term leadership success.
 
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Don't Give Away Your Salary Details -- Do This, Instead

Don't Give Away Your Salary Details -- Do This, Instead | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What should you say when a recruiter asks you "What are you earning now?" Your salary history is private -- but you still need to say something when the question comes up!
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If you want to step into the new-millennium workplace and into your own power, you have to learn to set boundaries.
 
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3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders

3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see.

Via Anne Leong, Kevin Watson
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As a visionary leader, you need to be your organization’s oracle, driving its performance down a pioneering path into the future. To be a positive, transformational leader you need a clear vision if your organization is going to survive and thrive. But you and the vision are indistinguishable. Without a clear vision, you won’t last. And without a visionary leader, neither will the vision.
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"A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see".
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3 Qualities of a Great Mentor

3 Qualities of a Great Mentor | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Great mentors do three things that conveniently all start with the letter E – they encourage, equip, and exemplify.
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It’s interesting that when I speak to people about the mentors in their lives they often refer to people who weren’t formally mentors. They were just people who invested in them out of love and lived in a manner worth emulating. You never know who is watching, so the time to lead by example is now … and always.
 
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To mentor someone is a great gift, if you have the opportunity to both be mentored and mentor someone then this article will be of use to you. What skills do you think you need to be a great mentor? 

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 9, 11:48 AM
Great leaders need to encourage, equip and exemplify. 

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, June 17, 6:33 AM
En las orgizaciones actuales el mentoring está demostrando ser una practica de éxito para desarrollar el potencial de los empleados. Un verdadero mentor sigue la regla de las "3 Es": empodera, "equipa" y ejemplifica
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Your Way In To Your Next Job Starts With Who You Know

Your Way In To Your Next Job Starts With Who You Know | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
There are 10+ million job listings on LinkedIn. That means there are 10+ million opportunities for you to advance your career. The No. 1 thing you, professionals, tell us everyday is that you want to get ahead in your career but you don’t know how. We are here to help and the answer lies in your network.  

Via Anita Windisman
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Nearly all (95%) professionals landed their job at Top Companies, the most sought-after companies by job seekers, because of their professional network. Whether you are looking for a job today or thinking about your long-term career path, now is the time to build your professional network.
 
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7 Reasons Leaders Tend to Quit Your Organization 

7 Reasons Leaders Tend to Quit Your Organization  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

If you want to keep leaders – let them lead!

 

Via Kevin Watson
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You can allow leaders to work for the good of the organization or stifle them, discourage them and spend valuable time and effort consistently replacing them. If you want to keep leaders – let them lead!
 
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Help Your Team Stop Over committing by Empowering Them to Say No

Help Your Team Stop Over committing by Empowering Them to Say No | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The culture of saying "yes" to everything is leading to disappointment


Via Roger Francis
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The most important skill any leader — any person, really — can learn is how and when to say “no.” When you’re able to confidently walk away from opportunities that don’t generate value, you have the time and the resources to say “yes” to those that matter. These are the ideas that are going to revolutionize your company and change the world.
 
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10 Thought Leaders You Should Be Following to Be More Successful

10 Thought Leaders You Should Be Following to Be More Successful | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Learning from others is a key part of life. Don't miss learning from these people.
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If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
 
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The 3 Biggest Leadership Mistakes People Make

The 3 Biggest Leadership Mistakes People Make | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Are you making some of these mistakes in your business?

 
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Are you making some of these mistakes in your business?
 
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5 project management skills every business leader needs

5 project management skills every business leader needs | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Every business leader will have to undertake projects, but what are the skills needed to be a successful project leader?


Via Roger Francis
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Business leaders don’t have to have been practising project managers, trained to the ‘nth’ degree in project leadership competencies. At the very least, they need to be aware that the project world, the world that brings about a positive changed outcome, is different from the ‘business as usual’ world.
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Are You a Bridge Building Leader?

Are You a Bridge Building Leader? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Building bridges is not an easy task for any leader. These three principles undergard all effective bridge-building processes.

Via Bobby Dillard, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Roger Francis
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Changing silos into alliances does not occur suddenly. The civil rights movement lasted decades. And, it was not a smooth transformation from a compilation of well-coordinated initiatives. It was a collection of quick wins from many isolated efforts. Great bridge building leaders are patient. But, like the leaders of the civil rights movement, they seize small opportunities to move toward a clear and present goal that never escapes their sights. They know that bridge building can involve two steps forward and one step back. Yet, like Rosa Parks, it begins with the courage and commitment to take the first step.
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 6, 1:16 PM
As a leader and teacher, a person wants to be the bridge and bridge the space between people, not silos.
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5 Ways to Learn Entrepreneurship Once You Graduate College

5 Ways to Learn Entrepreneurship Once You Graduate College | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Going to college is a good start, but don't forget you've just started.
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My entrepreneurship education came outside of the classroom, shaped somewhat accidentally by my stubbornness, my refusal to give up and my ignorance in thinking I could just become a full-time entrepreneur right out of college. Through failing comes valuable lessons, but you can start and fail much smarter than I did. Here are five ways I’d recommend shaping your entrepreneurship education, whether in the classroom or outside it.
 
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4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders

4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Learn about 4 steps any leader can take to help them become inquisitive in order to bring out the best from those they lead.
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How do we become more inquisitive in our leadership?
 
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The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Stories are an integral part to communicating effectively with your employees. A great story goes a long way, because it’s memorable and creates connections.

Via Bobby Dillard
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Remember, like any good communication, stories should have a purpose and tie directly to the end result you’re trying to achieve.
 
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Overcome A Negotiation Impasse With This One Question

Overcome A Negotiation Impasse With This One Question | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
You know those moments when you’re at a dead end in a conversation with your boss, partner, or airline customer service rep? Whether it’s explicitly stated or not, your counterpart is saying, “There’s nothing more I can do,” or “This conversation is over,” but you’re not ready to throw in the towel.

Via Peter Verschuere
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Asking questions like, “What would you do if you were me?”, can help you evoke empathy in your #negotiation.
 
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Want to Get More Done? Try Taking More Breaks 

Want to Get More Done? Try Taking More Breaks  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Should you begin doing less, in order to accomplish more?

 
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Instead of trying to cut out time for breaks or exercise, realize that these activities can actually be used to boost your productivity. Find the combination that suits you, and get more done with less stress.
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 1:37 PM
Take time and listen to your spirit.
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""Taking a break every 90 minutes - yes please""

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 9, 11:47 AM
Who knew that taking more breaks would lead to more productivity?  It gives us a chance to unwind and come back and see things with a new perspective.
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Increase Employee Engagement and Retention with Better 1:1 Meetings

Increase Employee Engagement and Retention with Better 1:1 Meetings | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Communication helps managers drive employee engagement. One-on-one meetings are more important than ever to grow engagement and improve employee retention.
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Regardless of your company’s views about the annual performance review, managers and employees need to have regular conversations. And the conversations need to be good. The result will be trusting relationships, employee engagement, and retention.
 
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12 Hard Things a Leader May Need to Say - And 5 Ways to Say Them  

12 Hard Things a Leader May Need to Say - And 5 Ways to Say Them   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
In any relationship, there comes a time where it’s necessary to say things, which are difficult to say, but needed to keep the relationship strong. And, to hopefully make it better. This is also true in a healthy team environment. All leaders have things they need to say, which are hard sometimes. For me personally, …

Via Kevin Watson
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One of the most difficult times for me is addressing issues like this with a team member I genuinely care about, but I know it’s one of my roles as a leader to address these most difficult issues. But, that’s what we do as leaders – hard things (with grace and truth).
 
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Goal Setting Made Easy — A Proven Goal Setting Strategy 

Goal Setting Made Easy — A Proven Goal Setting Strategy  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Goals and goal setting can be challenging, so check out my proven goal setting strategy that will help you set AND complete challenging goals.
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To recap, this goal setting process is proven to help you reach your goals. You must first set SMART goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely or time bound. Once you have set SMART goals, follow the five steps to complete your goals. The five steps are: Create an Action Plan Schedule the Goals into Your Life Take Action Review the Goals Regularly Refresh the Goals
 
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3 Reasons Why Stoics Make Great Leaders  

3 Reasons Why Stoics Make Great Leaders   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Stoics teach that, before we try to control events, we have to control ourselves first. A stoic attitude prepares leaders for failure and success.
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Do not make failure a stranger. Embrace the stumbles along the way and become smarter because of them. Recovering from failure is a mindset.
 
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Can you actually help people by just asking them questions? 

Can you actually help people by just asking them questions?  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Can you actually help people by just asking them questions?

 
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Finally, I have discovered that the structure or phasing of questions. When someone has made a mess or mistake, I don’t ask – “Why did you do that”? That feels like judgment and they probably hear – “How dumb are you”. Instead I would say something like, “Help me understand the process that led you to that decision”? I may discover something new and they probably will also. Often times when they say it aloud – they see their flaw and I don’t need to say anything else. Hal Mayer -
 
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Storytelling Should Be the Number One Skill You Want to Improve

Storytelling Should Be the Number One Skill You Want to Improve | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the basis for almost everything in our society, and the way we interact, build, communicate, live…

Via Bobby Dillard
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Make your story relatable. Use language, settings, characters, characterisations that people can resonate with. Maybe you didn’t just go to the bar. Maybe you went to the bar because it was one of those hot nights last summer where the whole city was up all night…
 
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How to Manage a Needy Employee

How to Manage a Needy Employee | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Set clear boundaries.

Via Richard Andrews
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What do you do about that needy person on your team? How do you balance being a responsive manager with the need to get your own work done?
 
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5 Important Coaching Techniques Every Leader Should Practice 

5 Important Coaching Techniques Every Leader Should Practice  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

More and more organizations are looking for their managers to use coach-like behaviors in conversations with their direct reports.

Here are five of the most important techniques coaches use in their conversations with clients.

Consider how these techniques could help the managers in your organization be more coach-like in their communication style.


Via Roger Francis, Ricard Lloria
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There are many ways for managers to incorporate a coaching style to help people develop more competence and confidence. The ideas above are in no way a complete list, but I encourage you to have the managers in your organization give them a try. Practicing coach-like behaviors in your conversations creates a learning environment not only for those you coach, but for you as well.
 
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What Male and Female Leaders Can Learn From Each Other

What Male and Female Leaders Can Learn From Each Other | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Sharing different leadership styles can be beneficial to everyone.
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And perhaps the most important piece of advice to female leaders that came from the survey was this -- “You can learn from anyone, male or female. You don’t have to listen to what male leaders tell you if you don’t think that’s the right thing. You don’t have to be a ‘good girl’ and do what you are told. Do what you think is right!”
 
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