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Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed?

Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Pride is a funny thing. We want pride to be evident in what we do. We want our pride to show in where we work and gather as a community. We want to be proud of the places we engage and participate in. Pride is a good thing.

In leadership, it gets trickier.
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(From the article): Although confidence is required in leadership, being overly proud of our abilities leads to downfalls and pitfalls. It is a misplaced pride that gets leaders off track.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Pride can be powerful... for the good or bad. Getting it right is an important practice leaders need to embrace, gaining trust and productivity.

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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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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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Bouncing Back: Taking Care of Your Team After a Company Crisis

Bouncing Back: Taking Care of Your Team After a Company Crisis | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Your employees depend on you to lead them through a challenging time -- here's how to lead effectively following a company-wide red alert.

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When a major issue occurs at your company, it's a true test of leadership. Will you kick into action, or will you allow the stress of the situation to get the best of you? The bottom line is this: A company crisis is when your employees need you most. They need to know that you care, that you truly believe that everything will be okay and that they can depend on you.
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Do You Have A Culture Of Fear? Three Questions To Ask

Do You Have A Culture Of Fear? Three Questions To Ask | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Cultures of fear are not fun, productive or healthy. They limit the contributions of people and the success of organizations.

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No matter how you look at your business, a culture of fear is never healthy or sustainable. In such an environment, people do limited work, are not fully engaged, look for other jobs and ultimately leave, spreading poor word of mouth about your employment brand. Simply asking your people the right questions and gaining honest feedback—even if it is anonymous—can expose critical opportunities for cultural, organizational, people and business growth.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 30, 2:16 PM
Fear is not a motivator. Too often, I experienced administrators who tried to bully teachers and students into complicance.
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5 Signs You Have Fallen Out of Favor with Your Boss

5 Signs You Have Fallen Out of Favor with Your Boss | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
....And 5 ways to regain their respect.

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Has your boss stopped returning your calls? Have they stopped asking you for your opinion or introducing you to new clients? It's time to consider the possibility that you're being frozen out from above. Here are some surefire signs that you've fallen out of favor--and, on the positive side, what you can do about them.
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12 Habits Of Successful Young Leaders

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Here are 12 habits of successful young leaders, so you can put yourself on track to reaching new heights professionally.

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Here are 12 habits of successful young leaders, so you can put yourself on track to reaching new heights professionally.
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Joe Boutte's curator insight, September 27, 11:30 PM

A list of habits is not the success of leaders.  Everyday leaders create excellent habits that result in success worth repeating.

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Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
It won’t solve every problem.
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Here’s the bottom line: While you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about mindfulness, there are, indeed, payoffs from a meditation habit. In fact, the research also shows that more hours of meditation you put in over your lifetime, the better the results on the four fronts we’ve described. Think of mindfulness as a way to enhance certain kinds of mental fitness, just as regular workouts at the gym build physical fitness.
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2 Awesome Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Like Quitting

2 Awesome Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Like Quitting | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Use these tips when you're ready to give up.
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We all have had times in our lives where we felt like giving up, and what we did next helped define who we are as people. Generally, we're proud of the moments when we persevere and see our goals to the end rather than abandon them when the going gets tough. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel explains two strategies you can use to motivate yourself when you feel like quitting.
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EQ Is Massively More Important Than IQ for Leaders. Here's Why

EQ Is Massively More Important Than IQ for Leaders. Here's Why | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What does a leader need more of, IQ or EQ? Here's why EQ is massively more important for your success.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Roger Francis
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In order to be a leader, you must utilize both your intelligence (IQ) and your emotional intelligence (EQ). With your emotional intelligence -- really focus on being ultra-perceptive of situations, employees' attitudes, and their own approach to interaction. By keeping these three concepts in mind every day in the trenches, your reward is an unobstructed perspective of your company that can lead to productivity, strength, and longevity.
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One on One Meeting Questions Great Managers Ask Their Teams

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One on one meetings are a cornerstone to any effective manager <-> team member relationship from small startups to giant companies. What you talk about, and the one on one meeting questions you ask, make all the difference in the performance of your team.

Via Roger Francis
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Okay, so what do I ask to build rapport and trust? The short answer is to be human! Find out what’s important to them and what their interests are. Start by getting to know them and then revisit asking about the things they care about in future one on one meetings.
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Andrea Ross's curator insight, September 29, 5:51 AM

I'm a big fan of one-on-ones as it allows some quality time with your staff both professionally and personally. It gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas and continue to build rapport & trust.  If as a manager you feel you just can't squeeze that in then it's probably time to re-look at your diary as this needs to be a top priority. If you don't they'll find someone else that will. Happy Friday all.

Ian Berry's curator insight, September 29, 6:53 PM
A lot of great wisdom about the great questions to ask
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The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Counterintuitive techniques for when you feel overwhelmed.
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When you organize your day with these principles in mind, you will have a new, improved day sculpted to manage information overload. There are many more ways to build strategic unfocus into your day. But to start this exercise, simply break up your workday into 45-minute segments with 15 minutes in between each segment. Exercise at the beginning or end of your day. During your first break, do proactive filtering. In all other breaks, check in with yourself to see if anything is disturbing you. Use reactive filtering (TMI) and thought substitution (positive for negative) early. When things start getting overwhelming, go for a walk to make connections or use local feedback control. Practice using these techniques often, and you will likely increase your brain’s efficiency significantly, and you may improve your quality time at home as well.
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4 Strategies for Leading in Uncertain Times

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Uncertainty is scary. The unknown is scary. Leaders will always face uncertainty and the future will always be unknown. A company team I worked with recently has some pretty big anticipated hurdles coming up in about a year. The height of the hurdles is not clear, nor if there will be ground to land on…
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Don’t let uncertainty undermine you or your team’s efforts. Stay on course. Focus and finish on what needs to be accomplished now.
 
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Paulette Dotson's curator insight, August 21, 11:18 AM
Good leaders will forge ahead in uncertain times trying not to get derailed.
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7 Essential Tips for Effective 1 on 1 meetings with Your Manager

7 Essential Tips for Effective 1 on 1 meetings with Your Manager | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Effective 1 on 1 meetings can seem like an albino peacock at some companies: rarely seen, but potentially awesome.


Via Roger Francis
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It’s not your manager’s fault if you have nothing to talk about in your 1 on 1 meeting. In fact, every time you come to your meeting with nothing to discuss, it makes them dread their 1 on 1 meeting with you a little more. It also gives them another reason to want to cancel, or fill the time with status updates. No one likes pulling teeth, and it can be excruciating to try to draw everything out of you. This is why it’s important for you to think about what you want to talk about. Don’t make your answer to, “what do you want to talk about?” a blank stare.
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Successful Entrepreneurs Never Compromise on These 5 Fundamentals

Successful Entrepreneurs Never Compromise on These 5 Fundamentals | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Caring for your health and family gives you the stamina and motivation to develop a sound business strategy that delivers real value.
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Not every entrepreneur will become a success. Some will choose other things over their business. Others will burnout because, frankly, they burnt the candle at both ends. Worse yet, some will be completely ignored. However, Sheth believes if you follow each of these five habits, you can be found in the ranks of successful entrepreneurs who have realized it’s a little bit of strategy, a little bit of healthy and a little bit of family that makes up the whole part of the entrepreneur in the end.
 
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6 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Change Your Brain for Better Business

6 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Change Your Brain for Better Business | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Why neuroplasticity may be the secret ingredient to business success.
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There is often a learning curve whenever you enact change, so give yourself time to adopt these strategies. Remember, there are six areas that help build more neuroplasticity, and focusing on one at a time is the best way to ensure you devote the necessary time so it becomes a part of your life.
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The case for just-in-time leadership

The case for just-in-time leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Do you wake up each morning hell-bent on making someone at work miserable? Do you intentionally ignore people or purposely avoid giving them what they need to succeed? Are you totally oblivious to the affect your leadership has on those you lead? Sit in on one of my courses on self leadership and you might be surprised how many employees are convinced you do.
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Your leadership is crucial to your people’s success, but it’s only one side of the leadership coin. The other side of the coin is self-leadership. These days of disruption and uncertainty demand developing new just-in-time strategies. Those strategies depend on successfully developing the proactive self-leadership skills and self-reliance of your individual contributors
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Aim To Serve Today!

Aim To Serve Today! | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
You'll do more GOOD if you aim to #SERVE more than you aim to PLEASE. - S. Chris Edmonds
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You'll do more GOOD if you aim to #SERVE more than you aim to PLEASE. - S. Chris Edmonds Aim to serve today! #leadership +S. Chris Edmonds
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Why Not Knowing Anything About an Industry Could Be Your Biggest Advantage

Why Not Knowing Anything About an Industry Could Be Your Biggest Advantage | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Newcomers often see opportunities veterans miss. However, knowing how to leverage those opportunities is the key.
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Have you developed 'rookie smarts'?
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Andrea Ross's curator insight, September 29, 5:42 AM

Interesting article for all those youngsters out there - don't be too worried if you're not directly from the industry you find yourself in - it could even help you. 

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Who is inspiring your curiosity today?

Who is inspiring your curiosity today? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Tapping Into Monastic Curiosity Many of the things I do are motivated by curiosity. I get interested in something and set off to find out more about it. The leaders who inspire me are curious. They want to find out how far or fast we can go and what is going to happen next. There …
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Curiosity may inspire us to move further out into the world. It could draw us toward exploring our true selves. We may pursue what makes us curious in a classroom or an office or a monastery. I wonder where curiosity might take us next.
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10 Books Every Curious Person Should Read

10 Books Every Curious Person Should Read | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
I love to read. I read a lot. It’s a habit I intend to maintain for a very long time.
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How many of these books have you read?  What would you add to this list? 
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Leading you towards your real interest
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Why Doing Nothing Will Allow You to Do More

Why Doing Nothing Will Allow You to Do More | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Tap into your creativity and be more productive by simply letting your mind wander. You never know where it might go.
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For creative achievement, greater cognitive ability, and a still mind--try and do everything that you can to make sure that you nothing each day.
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How to drive strong ownership, commitment, accountability and passion in your team

How to drive strong ownership, commitment, accountability and passion in your team | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

As a leader – here are five practical things you can do to deepen the level of ownership, commitment, accountability and passion in your team. 

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While I have directed this list to “leaders” and “managers”, these topics are so universal and basic that anyone in the team, no matter what level or position, could suggest them, promote them and bring about positive change with them…. especially if they are eager to make a difference and are willing to be courageous.
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How will you #encourage another person today? #leadership 

How will you #encourage another person today? #leadership  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter. - (Jaachynma N.E. Agu) How will you help another person today? Your #Boom for today. #leadership #coaching
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Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter. - (Jaachynma N.E. Agu) How will you help another person today? Your Boom for today. 
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I Am Your Employee: Employee Wants and Needs to Drive Engagement

I Am Your Employee: Employee Wants and Needs to Drive Engagement | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

How well do you know your employees? Here are some insights to what employees really want to become engaged and motivated in the workplace.

 
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If employees could collectively tell you what they want and need, here’s what they might say: “I am your employee...
 
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Empathy makes you a more effective leader

Empathy makes you a more effective leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Empathy is one of the most popular topics brought up for discussion by my executive coaching clients. It’s not surprising because empathy is the most important instrument in a leader’s toolbox. Effective leaders make it a priority to take care of their people. In return, their people give everything to protect and advance the mission of the organization. They know how to inspire and motivate by tapping into what their team truly value and want. And, with millennials firmly in the workplace, this will only become more important.
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Empathy is not sympathy, nor is it feeling sorry for others. Instead, it is understanding what others are feeling or thinking. People tend to focus on the touchy-feely aspect of empathy, and it is indeed important to understand where another person is coming from. However, an empathetic leader is also capable of sensing what another person is thinking. This can be extremely helpful in everything from negotiating a salary to planning a social event for the office.
 
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Four Hard Truths about Self Leadership

Four Hard Truths about Self Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

I can’t get what I need. My boss doesn’t understand me. My organization’s systems don’t work. I don’t have the resources I need. My job doesn’t take advantage of my strengths. No one appreciates me. My boss micromanages me. There’s no room for me to grow. They don’t understand how much I could be contributing if only they’d give me a chance.

If you’re human, I imagine you’ve thought or invoked one of these statements. I know I have.

Even though we may be able to justify these types of statements, they often reflect our own assumed constraints: beliefs that allow us to escape personal accountability and fall victim to circumstances or the actions of others. In the new Self Leadership program I co-created with Ken Blanchard and Laurence Hawkins, we teach that self leadership is about having the mindset and skillset to accept responsibility and take initiative.

While it is wonderful to learn how to ask for the direction and support you need to be successful in your role, it’s also important to remember that when something goes wrong, there’s no one else to blame.


Via Roger Francis
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The responsibility for your success at work falls to you. The good news is that you have a choice. Is developing the mindset and skillset required to be a self leader worth your effort? Yes! A not-so-hard truth: the benefits of self leadership are as good for you as they are for your organization.
 
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2 Mistakes Leaders Never Make When They Disagree! – Marshall Goldsmith

2 Mistakes Leaders Never Make When They Disagree! – Marshall Goldsmith | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
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There are two mistakes that great leaders never make when they disagree. 

Not listening 

Point out why others are wrong and they are right
 
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