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Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Trying to be perfect can cause enough anxiety and frustration to sabotage our creativity.

Via Bobby Dillard, Lenka Lutonska
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(From the article): So when you approach a new task, do you expect (perhaps deep down) to be able to do the work flawlessly, no matter how challenging it might be?  Are you focused on being good, rather than getting better?
 

If so, then here are three steps to shifting your mindset, and freeing yourself from The Fear of Mistakes:

(Not from the article): The three steps as outlined by the article are helpful to think through when approaching a new project. 

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Bobby Dillard's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:51 PM

Leaders set the tone.  It's seldom "do or die"

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Great reminder. Mistakes are signs of growth.

Surviving Leadership Chaos
" 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!

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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 in 2016.

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Cruise Line Class's comment, August 15, 2013 7:49 AM
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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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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15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise

15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
If you bring more value to your job the boss is going to see that you are worth more money.
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(From the article): Everyone can use a pay increase. While these tips won’t guarantee an immediate raise, they will help you build a long-term career with a company, complete with promotions and positive recognition. The goal is to create beneficial habits that will elevate you over the long term. In some instances, that may be even more gratifying than the extra money that comes with a raise.
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How to Tame Your Negative Talk in Your Mind

How to Tame Your Negative Talk in Your Mind | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.
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(From the article): In short, there are exactly two things that can prevent us from positivity and happiness: living in the past and treating ourselves negatively. Don't be guilty of either, learn to tame your negative thoughts so you think about a positive future.
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How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them

How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
It’s a missing part of the leadership puzzle.
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(From the article): Most leadership ideologies seem to focus on how leaders can influence others without spending enough time on the right ways to be influenced by others and be open to other perspectives. "Unless you are genuinely open to being influenced by others, any leadership approach you use that relies on your team's collective knowledge is likely to fail," Roger Schwarz writes.
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Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things

Effective Teams Have Leaders Who Do These 3 Things | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Q: How do I build a cohesive team?

Via Anne Leong, Roger Francis
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To inspire a group, you need to know what makes its individuals tick. Some want to make a difference. Some just want to provide for their families. “When you make decisions and take actions,” Granger says, “have what is fundamentally important to each member in mind.”
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How do effective leaders manage their negative thoughts?

How do effective leaders manage their negative thoughts? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
How effective leaders manage their negative thoughts and feelings
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Leaders stumble when they are paying too much attention to their internal chatter and allowing it to sap important cognitive resources that could be put to better use.
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Are You a True Leader, or Just a Boss?

Are You a True Leader, or Just a Boss? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
These characteristics are what shape a great leader, according to the experts.
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"You'll know you're a good boss because you see it in your team's work and on their faces," she said. "The success is there."
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4 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From The Olympics

4 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From The Olympics | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
4 valuable lessons we can take from the Olympics for how we can inspire our employees to bring their best efforts to the work they do.
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(From the article): You have to genuinely care about your personal mission statement as a leader – that it’s not about what you personally stand to gain from your efforts, but what you will help those under your care to achieve through your leadership. That’s why the key to mirroring that sustainable drive seen in all of these remarkable athletes – of pushing ourselves to learn and grow, of challenging our beliefs of what we can do, and of how we can help those we lead to succeed – is found not in the pursuit of the proverbial brass ring. Instead, this driving force to keep pressing ahead grows from the knowledge that this is what you were meant to do, along with the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to create a sense of meaning, purpose, and hopefully a sense of belonging among those you’ve taken on the responsibility to lead.
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3 Ways to Get out of Your Rut That Don't Involve Giving Two Weeks' Notice

3 Ways to Get out of Your Rut That Don't Involve Giving Two Weeks' Notice | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Stuck in a rut at work? Here are three ways to get unstuck and be on the path to advancement, so that you can still grow in your job.
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(From the article): But the good news is: It doesn’t mean you have to do something major, like up and quit. You can take smaller steps toward advancement and see if that makes the job you have the one you want, too. As Thomas Jefferson said, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” In that spirit, here are three things you can do to break out of a rut and start feeling good about your workdays again.
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Honesty: The Plain and Simple Truth

Honesty: The Plain and Simple Truth | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The value of honesty cannot be overstated. It’s critical to always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.
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(From the article): The truth shouldn’t be told only when it’s convenient. Honesty must be a way of life. Honesty means that you care deeply about trust, cherish your relationships, and value the importance of a solid reputation. Honesty means that you try to do your best and are willing to accept the consequences of your actions. Honesty means that you respect others enough to tell them the truth and that you value your opinion of yourself enough to never live a lie. As the saying goes, “It’s simple. Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you.” That’s why it’s critical to always tell the truth — or the truth will tell on you. Honest.
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8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night | #Success

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night | #Success | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.


Via Gust MEES, Roger Francis, Ricard Lloria
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Train yourself to make that transition a great one with these eight evening habits borrowed from highly successful people.
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Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Success

 

 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, August 11, 8:23 PM
OK, this scoop is not something for the classroom, but one to help you continue being the thoughtful and amazing teacher you are.  I hope you find some of the things helpful, and hopefully some will already be familiar to you.
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The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Roger Francis
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(From the article): If you're struggling with approachability because of persistent shyness or fear of appearing vulnerable, you can still overcome the hurdle breaking the practices down into smaller steps and setting incremental goals for yourself that include practicing with people outside of work--on a plane, in line at the store, or in your neighborhood. For example, a micro-step for number 1 might be making the first move with one person at one event. The easiest way to do this is to scan the room for anyone else who is standing alone. Being approachable doesn't mean changing your core personality, it's simply a way to ensure that more people have access to you and what you have to offer.

 Becoming more approachable will have numerous benefits in your career. You'll gain access to more information faster and grow your network by being known as someone who is interesting and engaging. Awareness of the importance of being approachable is a starting point. Then, these six tips can help you build that awareness and the skills you need to sustain and invite future conversations around the office.
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5 Habits That Improve Your Leadership

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As a leader, it’s you that has the biggest impact on the engagement of your team, and your No. 1 goal should be to look to increase this, as it will have a significant impact on the bottom line of your company.

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Leaders have the biggest impact on the morale of their employees. By following these five simple tips daily, you can make that a positive impact and boost their engagement.
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Great Leaders Ask the Right Questions

Great Leaders Ask the Right Questions | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

I believe successful leaders understand that asking questions – and listening with intention – is the best way to manage and lead.

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What’s not so easy is being vulnerable enough to listen to the answers to these questions. This is what separates leaders from the rest. A true leader knows that honest answers can motivate staff (and self!) as well as avoid potential pitfalls. The road to success is paved with the information gained from just asking the right questions. And listening. And then implementing.
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How to navigate your career with intent

How to navigate your career with intent | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

By developing an individualized career plan and following through with it, you'll be better prepared to move into leadership positions in the future. 

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(From the article): If you aspire to senior leadership, start by demonstrating that you’re a leader. Map your path and build and maintain relationships with senior managers by clearly articulating your goals and consistently delivering results. And rely on your mentors and sponsors to point you towards growth opportunities, even if they’re not exactly the ones you had in mind. The road to senior leadership can be challenging, but you can set yourself up for success by zeroing in on your goals, making them known to your organization and surrounding yourself with supportive senior leaders.
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How to support honest communication

How to support honest communication | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The words leaders most need to hear are least likely to be said.

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How might leaders lower barriers and build authentic connections with team members?
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4 ways to help millennials become good leaders

4 ways to help millennials become good leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Millennials need mentors to help prepare them for leadership roles, writes Dan Negroni, who offers four tactics to guide employees along the leadership path.
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(From the article): Millennials have the ability to become great leaders. We just need to teach them to recognize and lead from their innate strengths, communicate effectively, listen well and be transparent in what they do. Start today and lets awaken the leaders of tomorrow!
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How to Be Humble

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Humility is a sign of strength, not weakness. So don’t let success go to your head. Be humble. Here are 11 powerful tips.
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Be modest. There’s a difference between excitement and bragging. As John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, said, “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
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Five Signs You Are A Leader With Integrity | Terri Klass Consulting, LLC

Five Signs You Are A Leader With Integrity | Terri Klass Consulting, LLC | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

One of the most critical qualities leaders say they must possess is integrity. When asking leaders what is important for great leadership, there isn’t a time that integrity doesn’t pop-up. It also doesn’t matter what type of job or industry that leaders work, integrity tops almost every list. 

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Leaders with integrity consider how a change impacts others, not just themselves. 
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Breaking Bad...Habits: Beliefs That Stifle Personal Growth

Breaking Bad...Habits: Beliefs That Stifle Personal Growth | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
By giving you a healthy dose of perspective, even a seemingly gloomy situation may just be your next opportunity for growth and the development of new skills.
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The message here: It’s helpful to scrutinize your beliefs every once in a while, in order to see yourself and the world in a new light.
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7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
To win at being the best company, you must first win over your best employees.
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(From the article): Ultimately, many people who leave their job do so because of the boss, not the work or the organization. Ask yourself what you may be doing to drive your best people away, and start making the changes you need to make to keep them.
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Even the most selfless people want to be recognized and rewarded for a job well done. It is part of who we are as human beings.
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What Is True Compassion?

What Is True Compassion? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it. - Daniel Goleman 
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Look for ways to help and assist others. Have true compassion today.
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Don’t Be a Hypocrite About Failure

Don’t Be a Hypocrite About Failure | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Own up to your shortcomings.
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(From the article): Our failure hypocrisy is hurting our teams and our companies. If you’re a leader, it’s time for you to open up about failure. Yes, it will be embarrassing at first, but you will learn more and watch your team — and you — grow stronger. Act now. Don’t fail at failure.
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The One Thing You're Sure to Struggle With as a Leader 

The One Thing You're Sure to Struggle With as a Leader  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Leaders face a lot of issues but one thing they will struggle with is sometimes staying positive. Being a leader is all about balance. You have to be
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To find the balance, the stamina, the solutions you need, remember that the first step is always the same: Stay positive. 
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ACTIONS Speak Louder Than Words

ACTIONS Speak Louder Than Words | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Actions speak louder than words. You send a message with what you say AND what you do. If words aren’t supported with actions, they will ring hollow.
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(From the article): So, any time you make a claim, no matter how small, and display inconsistent behavior, you shatter the comfort zone –– and weaken your bond of trust with others. As a result, anything thought to be predictable in the future may be treated as suspect. The fact is, everything you do in life sends a message. So, make sure to practice what you preach. As Ben Franklin said, “Well done is better than well said.”
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Sometimes You Miss The Mark 

Sometimes You Miss The Mark  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

After all, we’re all human. We all make mistakes. That’s why you’re going to miss the mark. You’re going to make poor leadership decisions. You’re doing to disappoint your spouse. 


You’re going to break your exercise routine. And, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to feel guilty about it. Maybe even beat yourself up over these failures. I want to encourage you not to do this.

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It's important to understand that we will all miss the mark - and fail. Here is a great quick read to get back on track.

(From the article): You don’t have to rip yourself apart because you messed up. You do have to do something. This means you can begin to adjust your aim so you’re more likely to hit the mark in the future.
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