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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

We create our own barriers to active listening, and our performance suffers accordingly.


Via Karen Dietz
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(From the article): The failure to truly listen is a big barrier to high performance and performance improvement for most leaders and their teams. It takes deliberate effort to focus, get in the moment and strive to understand before moving to judgment. Starting today, use every encounter as an opportunity to strengthen your focus and understanding. Get this right and you’ll transform your own effectiveness and the effectiveness of those looking to you for leadership.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

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Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?

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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!
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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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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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Leadership in crisis – the new Growth Business opportunity

Leadership in crisis – the new Growth Business opportunity | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Leaders are scared and struggling in this new era of extraordinary and unexpected disruption.

 

Via Dr. Alison Eyring, Create Wise Leader, Roger Francis, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Our findings focus on the enormous potential to change things by modifying culture, mind-set and behaviour. Behaviour and profound lack of understanding of the changing public mood explain a series of leadership failures in the public and private sectors in recent months.
 
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What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture

What Some Leaders Don't Want To Hear About Culture | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
As a leader, if you don’t like the culture that exists in your organization, you must understand your role in it, and your ability to address it.
 
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The reality is leadership defines culture. People look to the leadership for their role models, for guides on how to behave. This goes for everything accountability, punctuality, sexual discrimination, etc., etc., if the boss practices these then the rest of the team will feel comfortable to follow suit. The leader sets the tone for whats acceptable. This is true for both positive traits as well as the negative traits mentioned above.
 
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So true. Leadership -> Culture
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Bring your best self to every interaction

Bring your best self to every interaction | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

What do you stand for? What is your "servant purpose" on this planet? Who are you serving and “to what end" are you toiling? What are your values, the principles that describe what is “right” in your heart, day to day? Most humans don’t ponder these questions. The answers to these questions can lead one to be their best self daily. Your best self is when you’re living in alignment with your servant purpose and with your values and behaviors. You serve others nimbly, willingly and kindly, all the time.

 
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What are your values? What are the principles that guide you daily? If you hold values like integrity, service, excellence, and respect in high regard, take steps to formalize them - so you know exactly what values you’re aspiring to daily.
 
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To Make Better Choices, Look at All Your Options Together

To Make Better Choices, Look at All Your Options Together | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

When faced with such decisions, we can examine one option at a time or review all our options together.

 
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Why is it the case that people make better decisions when they view options all together rather than one at a time? One possibility is that with all the information in front of them, people can compare the options more thoroughly and can more easily identify the best option. But when people view options one at a time, they form an overall judgment about each option and then have to go back and compare.
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How do you want to make a difference in this world?

How do you want to make a difference in this world? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter so the world will be at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it. ― (Rabbi Harold Kushner) 
 
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How do you want to make a difference in this world? Your "Boom" for today. 
 
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How to be a thought leader (at the same time as everyone else)

How to be a thought leader (at the same time as everyone else) | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

It’s about being known for your clever thoughts, rather than just being known. When you’re a thought leader, you have earned some genuine respect, and admiration which comes from being innovative and sincere. It’s all very inspirational, isn’t it?

Even more inspirational are the potentially massive business returns. If people admire what you have to say and look to you as an authority in your industry, they will invest in you and trust your brand – no matter if you’re a B2B or B2C organisation.

Now comes the hard part – being the innovative one who stands out over everyone else trying to be a thought leader at the same time. Luckily, we can help with that.

Here’s how to be a thought leader at the same time as everyone else:


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Being known for your well written blog is one thing, but genuinely helping clients with your offering is even more important.
 
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Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them

Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Traditional corporate performance evaluations need to be updated as they are having a negative impact on culture. The focus needs to shift from “managing talent” to creating an optimal culture where talent can thrive.

Via Coloma Canals, Ricard Lloria
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Organizations need to worry less about tracking and rating , and focus more on inspiring employees to stretch their skills which will shift the corporate culture in a positive direction.
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What are you doing to inspire the people who work with?
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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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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

4 Strategies for Leading in Uncertain Times | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
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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Executive Coaching: The Best Decision You Can Make as a Leader  

Executive Coaching: The Best Decision You Can Make as a Leader   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

But are executive coaches really worth the money? What benefits do they offer and how can your day-to-day work and home life improve as a result?

 

Via Roger Francis, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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It can certainly be lonely at C-suite, but nobody should get to such a position that they can’t ask for help and guidance. This is why one source has declared that the smartest business move an executive can ever make is to hire an executive coach. In fact, a number of COOs and CEOs have come forward to discuss their use of executive coaches, explaining the advantages it has offered them. But are executive coaches really worth the money? What benefits do they offer and how can your day-to-day work and home life improve as a result?
 
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Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It

 
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Ultimately, the keys to avoiding self-control failures are to 1) allow the body to rest and restore self-control, 2) reexamine existing organizational policies that might inadvertently reduce employees’ self-control, and 3) create a culture that deters negative behaviors in moments of reduced self-control.
 
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Being a successful leader means you need to be in control of yourself!
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14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees  

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject. Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by. After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their workforce, or their applicant pool, without asking them directly. So we decided to do just that. Below, 14 CEOs reveal the skill they're most excited to see in an employee these days. Take note: Some of these will help you stand out at your current gig; others will give you an edge when you go to look for your next one.

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Mike Whitaker, tech CEO, author of "The Decision Makeover": "The skill of adapting to what is changing , right now, preserves and drives a career. A career professional with the mindset of remaining adaptive expects the workplace and the customer to change tomorrow. So when the change occurs, they're already prepared. Those are the people I want working for me."
 
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For those of you that are climbing up that career ladder and have you eye on the big prize then this article will help you to focus on some key competencies to get you there. Set yourself apart from your competition and step forward... 

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How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture 

How To Build A Winning Organizational Culture  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

As a business leader, you are either building relationship capital or disengagement in your organization. Employee disengagement has been a persistent problem for a number of years. There is no more performance to be gained by maintaining the status quo in our companies. Building a winning organizational culture today is an imperative.

 

Via David Hain, Kevin Watson
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For many organizations to compete effectively in the marketplace, they will need to cooperate effectively within their organization and with customers, partners, and suppliers. This may require them to nurture and shape their culture by capturing and building relationship capital.
 
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Nice mini case studies on the effectiveness of measuring relationship capital!

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Are you asking for what you really want? 

Are you asking for what you really want?  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

You would think that asking for what you want would be the easiest thing in the world to do. But it isn’t! 

 
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Are any of these familiar to you? There is also a spiritual aspect to this. The Law of Attraction, says that people who explicitly express and ask for what they want have a higher chance of attracting and achieving it. In one of my past blogs “Three empowering quotes about Courage” I wrote about the power of taking a stand. That is a very powerful way to ask for what you want. It takes courage to dream and believe that you can achieve it. It takes courage to declare what we want, ask for it and pursue it. Yes, you may fail or fall short and that could be disappointing. However, would you rather go for it and fall short, or fail from not trying in the first place?! Unfortunately, I see too many people suffer from the latter. Early in my career, I had a powerful mentor who kept telling me: “If you take on big dreams and then do the right things for long enough you will always get your desired outcome!” I took what he taught me to heart and saw just how true and powerful it is. You can do the same.
 
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5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Use them to resolve conflict, challenge old ways of working, and keep things in perspective.
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Leaders should ask these questions both on a daily basis and during critical moments. Of course, these aren’t the only questions to ask; context certainly matters. But I have found these five to be a very practical and useful way to ensure understanding, generate new ideas, inspire progress, encourage responsibility, and remain focused on what is genuinely important.
 
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Teaching and leading both depend upon intellectual curiosity. Asking ourselves questions makes a difference. It actually slows things down.
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Tips for Moving More at Work 

Tips for Moving More at Work  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Have you been busy at work and completely lost track of how long it had been since you stood up from your desk? Most people have—we’re all busier than ever,

Via The People Development Network
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Overall, working in an office is a fairly low-risk job: accidents are rare. However, with the sobering effects on mortality rates from sitting all day, the office just might be the death of you—if you let it. Fortunately, it’s very easy to implement these simple changes and live a healthier life in and out of the office. Don’t feel like you need to run a 5k at lunch. Just get up from the chair and head to the kitchen for a glass of water—it’s that easy.
 
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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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