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7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology

7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Technology is here to stay. Why not embrace it and use it to raise our levels of presence? We can do this by tuning into our breath, our feelings and bodily sensations. This lets us know how we are relating to technology in the moment.

Via ThinDifference, David Hain, Fabrice De Zanet
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(From the article): Here are seven ways you can practice mindfulness with your technology platforms. Try these practices as an experiment to raise your own awareness. Refrain from judging yourself or being too harsh about how these practices work for you. These exercises are intended to raise awareness by simply being aware.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:00 AM

In the moment of the ringing sound or downtime, we need to unplug and breath in.... re-setting ourselves and releasing the pressures that have built up. Social media, email, and voicemail can wait for a moment....

Create Wise Leader's comment, January 16, 2013 7:57 AM
Some great practices to help ensure our technological gadgets serve us rather than the other way round.
Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:14 PM

Technology can be an anxiety-producing energy depending on our approach. How we discipline ourselves and think about the daily onslaught of e-mail, voicemail, and text messages impacts how much we are truly connected or disconnected in our life. Mindfulness practices recommended in this article are very practical and impacts the quality of connections between people and their capacity to feel seen, heard and valued. 

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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!
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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 2015.

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What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.
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Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders the most?
 
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15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
In a truly beautiful letter to his daughter Yolande, Sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois extolled the virtues of being uncomfortable.
Yolande was headed to a new school halfway around the world from the neighborhood and people she knew. It was years before women had the right to vote, and decades before the Civil Rights Movement.
Du Bois knew she would have more than a few fish-out-of-water moments. Instead of trying to shield her from them, he asked her to revel in them:
“Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul. Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.”

Via David Hain
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Here are a handful of uncomfortable situations in which you should take De Bois’ advice and “Take the cold bath bravely.” You’ll be better off as a result. Brace yourself. It’s about to get awkward.
 
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David Hain's curator insight, June 23, 7:15 AM

Thoughts on personal growth - it doesn't happen without some discomfort!

Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:48 AM

Good list they these ..as someone whose made a living outside of my comfort zone , these are great tips for what workplace.and beyond 

Ian Berry's curator insight, Today, 7:34 PM
How we deal with the uncomfortable is definitely a reflection on our leadership. What I find and witness is that when we just confront the uncomfortable most situations turn out better than our fear was suggesting to us
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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

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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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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 8, 8:37 PM

""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.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:43 AM

A lot of truth to this ....

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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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Pump Yourself Up . . . With A Question

Pump Yourself Up . . . With A Question | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

So when I say to myself, let’s say I’m going out to pitch a new book. Dan, you can do this. You got this! Yeah, it pumps me up a little bit. I like telling myself I’m awesome. I love hearing from myself that I’m awesome.

 
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Can you pump yourself up by asking the right question? Yes, you can!
 
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The Best Way to Land Your Next Job Opportunity

The Best Way to Land Your Next Job Opportunity | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
If I told you that almost 80% of LinkedIn members consider professional networking to be important to new job opportunities and career success, you might not be too surprised. But did you know that 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection?

Via Anita Windisman
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Whether you’re reconnecting with a former colleague, searching for a job or looking for a potential candidate, you can start an instant conversation from anywhere on LinkedIn. If you need a conversation starter, LinkedIn shows you career milestones such as a job change, connections in common and many other insights to break the ice. Additionally, we now surface people you know within messaging when you’re looking at a job listing or a company page to help you identify where you have an in. What are you waiting for...now is the time to message your network and catch up. You never know who will help you find your way in. #TheWayIn
 
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Rise by lifting others - GlobalFocus

Rise by lifting others - GlobalFocus | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Many companies confuse purpose, vision and mission statements, often using them interchangeably, blurring their true meaning.

Purpose is what guides you. It articulates why you do what you do, why your organisation exists.
Mission is what drives you. It is the strategic path your organisation follows to fulfil your vision.
Vision is what you aspire to. It is the destination it you wish to reach, the state into which you hope to transform over time.
In other words, Purpose is your why. Mission is your how. Vision is your where and what.

Via David Hain
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Merely looking at what worked in the past will not solve the interconnected challenges we face today. Truly purpose-driven organisations are built on future needs rather than best practices. To become tomorrow’s company, leaders must have the courage to invent future practices, which go beyond today’s predominant management principles. Leaders need to learn from early adopters in this field to progress their thinking, learning, behaving and being.
 
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David Hain's curator insight, June 23, 7:25 AM

Excellent Mahindra case study by Kenneth Mikkelsen, @LeadershipABC, on how an organisation makes 'purpose-driven' meaningful and practical!

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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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Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:42 AM

happens more than you think... a disconnect between how a leader thinks people are experiencing their style vs.how they actually are experiencing it.

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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

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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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