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13 Healthy Ways to Comfort Yourself

13 Healthy Ways to Comfort Yourself | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Whenever you’re anxious, sad or overwhelmed or simply need some soothing, it helps to have a collection of comforting -- and healthy -- tools to turn to.

But some calming activities don’t work for everyone. 

So we asked three experts for their take on how readers can truly soothe their minds and bodies without needing more money, time or anything else, for that matter. Below are 13 strategies anyone can use to comfort themselves when they’re having a bad day.


Via Ariana Amorim, David Hain
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(I agree!) Great Tips. I'm sure you'll find at least one strategie that works for you.

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Wise Leader™'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:43 AM

Great Tips. I'm sure you'll find at least one strategie that works for you.

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Esercizi per calmarsi e rilassarsi.

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Serving and Leadership on Facebook!

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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 this month. 

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Done it Don, thanks for sharing great content
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Thank you ....just liked the page Don. Love the elephants :)
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Great page and thank you for creating it!
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Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Even star performers can shy away from advice.
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(From the article): It’s easy to assume the resistor is simply irrational or difficult. But “there is typically a logical, perfectly reasonable explanation for how the person is behaving,” says Batista. Perhaps, he doesn’t trust you well enough or feels like you don’t appreciate him. “Often coaching can take on a tone of ‘you’re not good enough,’” Su says. It could also be that the employee hasn’t had a good experience with coaching in the past. “She may be thinking: ‘Why bother? I still didn’t get a promotion after trying last time.’ Or ‘it’s never really stopped me before. I’m going to get promoted anyway,’” says Su. You might also see resistance if the person hasn’t bought into the process: “You have to agree on what the blind spot or development opportunity is,” says Su. Batista suggests you ask yourself: Could my actions be contributing to the problem?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 22, 9:08 AM

My experience with coaching in School was that it was thrust upon us. I also watched these coaches contradict themselves. For example, they would tell us that their work with us was one-on-one and would not be shared with School managers without permission. Yet, they turned around and shared. Trust is at the heart of mentoring and coaching. There is also a flow happening in the form of reciprocity when it is relational.

 

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD. Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows: Now, the people of Jewish and Christians are saying that Quran is False, which itself established enimity between Muslims and these two communities not to attain peace in the world that Muslim is the second largest population in the world and they are following Quran Versus in the world.                                             The above communities shall find out the Quran Versus 5:8, 5:33, 5:49, 5:72 and also Isaiah verse 27:6. In the Quran Versus 7:138 as follows:[7:138] And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which we blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. Quran Verse- 7:168 - as follows:[7:168] And remember the time when thy Lord proclaimed that He would truly raise against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with grievous torment. Surely, thy Lord is quick in retribution, and surely He is also Most Forgiving, Merciful. Zechariah Versus - 14.2 & 14.3 - as follows14:2                 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.14:3                 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight. In the Quran Versus - 17:4 to 17:8 - as follows: [17:4] ‘O ye the progeny of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah.’ He was indeed a grateful servant. [17:5] And We revealed to the children of Israel in the Book, saying, ‘You will surely do mischief in the land twice, and you will surely become excessively overbearing.’ [17:6] So when the time for the first of the two warnings came, We sent against you some servants of Ours possessed of great might in war, and they penetrated the innermost parts of your houses, and it was a warning that was bound to be carried out. [17:7] Then We gave you back the power against them, and aided you with wealth and children, and made you larger in numbers. [17:8] Now, if you do well, you will do well for your own souls; and if you do evil, it will only go against them. So when the time for the latter warning came, We raised a people against you to cover your faces with grief, and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, and to destroy all that they conquered with utter destruction. In the above, versus of Zechariah and also Quran Versus which are similar in nature to solve social justice and common good between these communities. Please visit and view the messages and research paper posted at http://www.goldenduas.com in the interest of social justice and common good in the world and spread the same to each and every corner of the world for discussion and to attain peace and unity in the world.  Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions    
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10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons

10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
10 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Lessons. 21st century leaders can learn from TR's enduring example of service and leadership to his nation and his family.
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(From the article): Theodore Roosevelt had a consistent bias for action. He believed in the initiative. He was never comfortable or effective on defense, responding to a state of affairs set by others.

 

Whether it was the construction of the Panama Canal, taking on J.P. Morgan, or any number of other memorable challenges, TR took the risks of action, over the greater (if sometimes less evident) risks of inaction or delay.

 

Whatever I think is right for me to do, I do. I do the things that I believe ought to be done. And when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act.

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Why Every CEO Needs To Pay Attention To Brand

Why Every CEO Needs To Pay Attention To Brand | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What’s on a typical CEO’s to-do list?

 

Things like long-term planning, personnel decisions, financial performance and personal attention to important clients and prospects might make the short list.

 

What about building and protecting the company’s brand?

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The real key to success is to build a brand and follow through with your brand promise – throughout the company. CEOs that embrace this approach think about their brand at every step of the business.

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LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation

LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Due to the universal acceptance of LinkedIn in all matters employment the traditional reference letter has been relegated to the analog dust bin.

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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.

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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.
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Should Strong Leaders Also Be Great Teachers?

Should Strong Leaders Also Be Great Teachers? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Jack Welch once said: "As a leader, you have to have a teachable point of view." How teaching separates great leaders from good ones.
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(From the article): But you can bring in an experienced teacher to design a curriculum, or coach your managers on how to present material. This is also about reframing what management is. It is ultimately about achieving great things by bringing out the best in other people. Viewed that way, teaching isn’t just a distraction from a manager’s main job. It’s what the job is all about, and is probably worth the time.

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring the First Employees

6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring the First Employees | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find the ideal candidates for the job.
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(From the article): Be clear about what you want. Know the characteristics that you're looking for and detail that in the job requirements. Understand the difference between what you think you want and what the job really needs. The two may not always be synonymous. As an entrepreneur who's hiring employees, put the needs of the job and business ahead of your own personal likes.

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Credibility Is the Foundation Of #Leadership

Credibility Is the Foundation Of #Leadership | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

People are exceedingly clear about the qualities they expect leaders to demonstrate before they will enlist in a common cause and freely commit to action.


Via Fernanda Grimaldi, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article) So what do you have to do to earn and sustain credibility with your constituents? From our analysis of the case studies and empirical data, we identified Six Disciplines of Credibility. 

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Who Are Your Coaches?

Who Are Your Coaches? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What we often fail to realize is that Coaches can come in all shapes and sizes.

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However, what we often fail to realize is that Coaches can come in all shapes and sizes. From your manager at work to your next door neighbor, the person on the train to your children and family. These are the natural coaches who want nothing more than to see you succeed and do well. They are there to push you when you’re dragging your heels, give you words of encouragement and celebrate your successes. Above all they share your vision and have the belief that you’ll get there. They are the people around you that radiate positive energy and rather than telling you it can’t be done, or just not to try, they spur you on until you've finished.

 

These are the people to have around you – time to start looking for yours.

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What New Team Leaders Should Do First

What New Team Leaders Should Do First | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Your agenda for the first few weeks.

Via Roger Francis
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(From the articles): One of your most important tasks as a team leader is to set ambitious but achievable goals with your team’s input. Make clear what the team is working toward and how you expect it to get there. By setting these goals early on, the group’s decision making will be clearer and more efficient, and you’ll lay the framework of holding team members accountable. Many managers inherit their teams, which often means they aren’t creating new goals, but clarifying existing ones. “It’s actually rare that someone gets to come in and redefine the goals for the group in a profound way,” says Watkins. In those instances, your challenge as a manager is to reorganize roles or rethink strategies to best achieve the goals at hand.

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7 Things You Need to Start Saying No to Today

7 Things You Need to Start Saying No to Today | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to be richer, happier and healthier? Start saying no to these things right now, suggests a new book.
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(From the article): Think being being 'me first' is essential to success? Not at all. The genuinely accomplished are almost always motivated by a desire to be of service. So stop thinking ruthlessness underpins success and start saying no to selfishness. Try this trick, Altucher suggests. It might sound morbid, but try to make it your intention for everyday interactions "to treat people as if it were their last day" and see what happens.

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6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Don't check email in the morning.
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(From the article): So think a little less about managing the work and a little more about managing your moods.

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The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively

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In Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear Luntz breaks down the ten main lessons he’s learned from years of crafting political messages; lessons we can all learn from.


Via Kevin Watson
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It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.

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Good communication is so important in all aspects of life.  As the article points out it is not what you say it is what the other person hears which is critical.

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The Importance of TRAINING (John Maxwell)

John C. Maxwell talks about the importance of training for a leader and their team.

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John Maxwell asks a great series of questions to think about today. 

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Why Millennials Are Not Ready to Lead

Why Millennials Are Not Ready to Lead | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Many Millennials are being thrust into Leadership Roles before they're prepared. But Sean Graber & his company Virtuali want to fix that.
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(From the article): Graber shrugs off the idea of cross-generational compatibility issues on his team. He explains, “Our society makes a big deal about generational differences, and certainly there is truth to the fact that generations are different, but what it comes down to more than anything is mindset.” He believes if you’re open, willing to learn, and willing to put yourself in the shoes of someone else it doesn’t matter what generation you’re from, you’re going to be able to work across generational lines. Continuing he says, “I don’t think it’s a question of when you’re born or what experience you have; but rather are you willing to be flexible and empathetic. It’s those skills that allow you to work through any boundary – generational, cultural, linguistic or whatever the case may be.” 

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One question to revolutionize your one-on-one meetings

One question to revolutionize your one-on-one meetings | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
The one-on-one meeting is not always the meeting on the schedule either the leader or the staff member looks forward to most.
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A great question! 

 

(From the article): We define Personal Brilliance this way: “When you’re faced with a situation where you have to come up with, and implement, a great idea…and you can — that’s personal brilliance.”


A little improvement; a huge benefit; implemented by a single individual or a small team — that’s personal brilliance! In other words, innovation is the practical application of creativity into something that makes a difference.

 

With this definition of innovation, the size of the impact of the innovation doesn’t matter. The power of this type of innovation is that it happens habitually — it’s the habit of innovation that matters most.

 

What is the dynamic to the innovative one-on-one meeting?

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Involve Others in Your Personal Evolution

Involve Others in Your Personal Evolution | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
The best way to change how others perceive you is to recruit their help in your improvement
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(From the article): This is a tough one, because it's a lot harder to change people's perceptions of your behavior than it is to change your behavior. That's because people view you in accordance with their existing stereotype. For example, if you think I'm an arrogant jerk, then everything you do, think, or feel about me, will be filtered through that perception. Within this framework, it's almost impossible for me to be perceived by you as improving, no matter how hard I try.

 

But (and this is the case of "But" being a  good word to use, despite me warning you not to use it in a previous column), your odds of being perceived as getting better greatly improve if you tell people you are going to try to change. Suddenly your efforts are on their radar screens.

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"If you want to change anything about yourself, the best time to start is now. Ask yourself, "What am I willing to change now?" just do that. That's more than enough. For now".

Even when we make sometimes dramatic changes to ourselves, other people can't see it. Why? Because they are stuck in their old perception of us.  Bringing others in early for support in the changes we are trying to make solves this problem, according to Marshall Goldsmith. That enables perception to shift gradually along with us. I know I have old friends who still see me as I was years ago, and don't understand why we don't relate anymore. They weren't around me in the intervening years to see that I am a very different person now than I was before. 

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5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile

5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
A good mentor is hard to find. Before trusting someone with your personal and professional goals, consider these characteristics.
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(From the article): Effective mentors are people who have a record of service to their community, organizations or groups they belong to. They see beyond their own needs and have a desire to make their community and the world a better place to live. While others recognize them for their success, they don’t bring this up, and if asked about it, will give credit to others. Others will know them for their unselfishness and desire to give back.

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A checklist for finishing the year strong

A checklist for finishing the year strong | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

It's a good time of year for leaders to refocus on core goals and to seek to reinvigorate employees. How can you finish the year on a strong note?

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A great list to use this week:

 

(From the article): Don’t stop once you’ve worked through these tips. Use them on a quarterly basis to keep on track and provide a regular forum for surfacing issues and initiating incremental improvements. You’ll find that over time the process will become second nature to you and employees.

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Is Being An Accountable Leader Just Common Sense?

Is Being An Accountable Leader Just Common Sense? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Isn’t being accountable just plain common sense?

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(From the article): Being accountable is an important leadership skill, yet one that is often forgotten about or not discussed. Whether we are a team leader, an active team participant or a solo entrepreneur, thinking about what accountability means can redefine how we solve problems and tackle challenges. 

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Why is #Leadership Important? -

Why is #Leadership Important? - | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
We spend a lot of energy and time thinking about leadership. We try to understand it, to put it to work for ourselves. We wonder how people become leaders, whether they are born leaders or are made along the way.

Via Fernanda Grimaldi, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): Many people believe that the world is divided into those who are leaders and those who are not. I disagree. I believe each of us has the potential to be our own kind of leader. I believe we become leaders by exploring our core values and putting them into practice every day.

 

Leadership is essential to me because it is both personal and practical.

 

Why is leadership important to you?

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The New Rules of the Social Age

The New Rules of the Social Age | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Industrial Age has ended. In this guest post, Ted Coine shares 3 rules for leaders to ensure their organization survive, and thrive, in the Social Age.
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(From the article) In the Social Age, it’s all about trust.

Like empowerment, most leaders get this exactly wrong. The trust imperative isn’t about getting others to trust you as a leader: it’s all about trusting your people to show up at work like the mature, responsible adults you hired them to be.

This means tearing up rulebooks, discarding policy manuals, and backing off the stifling metrics Industrial Age management used to make sure no one was stepping out of line.

In the Social Age, there is no line to step out of. In this economy, only the inventive will survive – and only trusted employees have the room they need to invent your future.

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It’s the Social Age now, and it will be for quite some time to come.

Jacob Froelich's curator insight, September 11, 4:01 PM

The history books will be written about the actions and decisions we make today! Exciting!

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, September 14, 7:46 AM

What used to seem very good leadership practices in the Industrial Age was good, or at least efficient. But the Industrial Age is over. And it’s not coming back. It’s the Social Age now, and it will be for quite some time to come.

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12 Ways to Become a More Strategic Manager

12 Ways to Become a More Strategic Manager | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn 12 ways to become a more strategic manager.
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(From the article): Here’s 12 ways to learn how to be more strategic, and just as importantly, to be perceived as strategic:

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Do You Have "Lightening Rod" Clarity of Purpose?

Do You Have "Lightening Rod" Clarity of Purpose? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders need to be perfectly clear on where the company is headed.

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(From the article): People respond to a lightning rod message that will give meaning to their work.  The clearer the purpose, the better the results will be.

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Eight Things You Should Do On LinkedIn As Soon As You Get Laid Off

Eight Things You Should Do On LinkedIn As Soon As You Get Laid Off | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What should you do on LinkedIn after you are laid off. Eight great suggestions!


Via Anita Windisman
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(From the article): Recruiters overwhelmingly say they use LinkedIn. A survey last week from staffing software company Bullhorn, based on information from 260,000 worldwide recruiters, showed that 97% use LinkedIn. But if I’m any gage, I’ve only ever gotten one job inquiry from a hiring manager who found me on LinkedIn and I’ve heard from zero recruiters. I also don’t think the best way to find jobs is through recruiters. It’s through people you know. LinkedIn can help you do that if you use it wisely.

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The six stages of the leadership journey

The six stages of the leadership journey | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Understanding the six stages of the leadership journey is vital when navigating the organisational landscape.

Via Kevin Watson
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(From the article) The role of the leader is to create a climate which will enable others to perform to their full potential.

Three important objectives should be achieved during this stage:

Define what is meant by high performance  Identify what motivates and de-motivates individualsRemove any barriers to high performance that may exist.

The outcomes from each objective should be used to improve the people management skills of leaders and managers. Four key ‘climate’ principles should be built into their day to day interaction with colleagues – achievement, recognition, participation and growth.

Understanding motivation and the link with the climate is vital to sustaining momentum on the journey.

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