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Mastering Leadership Relationships

Mastering Leadership Relationships | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

People look to leaders when things aren’t working.

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(From the article): “You don’t have to go all the way to bright – just make it better today.”

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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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Joe Boutte's comment, April 5, 2014 7:40 AM
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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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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David Hain's curator insight, June 22, 6:10 AM

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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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!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 26, 1:40 AM

Totally agree, what about you and your teams?

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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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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?
Please share :)
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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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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, June 24, 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
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 27, 8:09 AM

Amazing article, much to learn...

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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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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 1:29 PM
Asking questions means listening to listen, not answer. Teaching and leading are synomous.
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The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
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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