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Better Leadership Through Social Media

Better Leadership Through  Social Media | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Executives should look at specific social media as a personal toolbox for improving their practice of leadership.

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(From the article): The solution is to stop looking at social media as another platform you have to learn—yet another responsibility—and start seeing it for what it can be instead: a personal toolbox for improving your practice of leadership.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, March 22, 2013 6:34 AM

Simple answer is "yes" but this article highlights some great ideas to use.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:18 AM

The article has some great ideas to implement as leaders on social media.

Robin Martin's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:25 AM

Keeping up with what's going on around them should definitely be a plus for any leader...convincing them to do this may be easier said than done!  

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Serving and Leadership on Facebook!

Serving and Leadership on Facebook! | Serving and Leadership | 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 this month. 

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Anne Egros's comment, April 23, 2013 4:55 AM
Done it Don, thanks for sharing great content
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, August 15, 2013 4:49 AM
Thank you ....just liked the page Don. Love the elephants :)
Joe Boutte's comment, April 5, 4:40 AM
Great page and thank you for creating it!
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What The Happiest People Know About Work

What The Happiest People Know About Work | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

A growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.

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(From the article): You know who they are; those people who go on for hours about their personal problems, the latest international disaster or the traffic jam on the freeway. These individuals appear obsessed with finding something wrong in every situation.

 

When possible, attempt to surround yourself with winners; those who are positive and uplifting and just seem to radiate happiness.

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6 Steps To Becoming The Best You

6 Steps To Becoming The Best You | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

The greatest achievement in life is simple - Just be the best ‘you’ that is possible. It is, honestly, the greatest honor we can give to ourselves.


Via Bobby Dillard, Maite Finch, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): Being your best self is synonymous with personal development and it always starts with becoming more aware of who you are and what patterns have been running you to date. Here is the truth; you cannot expect to become the best version of yourself while you are still running all of the same old thought and behavior patterns, which have gotten you to where you are now.. It all has to change and if you are truly committed to becoming the absolute best you, then this change has to be deliberate. In fact, it cannot just be change, it must be transformation.

 

“Be willing in any moment to sacrifice who you are for who you are going to be”




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John Michel's curator insight, August 22, 8:08 AM

Success in anything has a method and a process. The journey is what crafts us and steels the fiber of who we are. It is designed and executed day after day.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, Today, 5:02 AM

Whole heartedly agree.. you don't control a lot of things in life but you do contour the YOU you want to become... it is a great achievement to just be the best you.Make it a daily habit..

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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Even the most strained relationships can be repaired.
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(From the article): Getting a relationship with a coworker back on track may require that you put your ego away. “We often get stuck in our heads about who’s wrong and who’s right. And when you’re hooked on the idea that you’re right, you can’t start to repair the relationship because the issue of who’s at fault becomes a distraction,” says David. To satisfy this need to be right while not letting it affect how you interact with the person, David suggests “imagining the other person with a big, fat sticker on his back that says, ‘I’m wrong.’” Then you can just focus on moving the relationship forward.

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The Changing Face of Leadership

The Changing Face of Leadership | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
The new leadership competencies and behaviors that all leaders need in the new economy.
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(From the article): At the Center for Talent Innovation, in partnership with Imaginal Labs LLC, we have identified these new disruptive leadership competencies, or Leadership Archetypes:


Business Model Architect--experienced in knowing how to (re)organize and (re)construct the tangible and intangible assets needed to deliver the most value to others for a fair value in return.

Brand Designer -able to create the optimal "user experience" that is authentic, aligned, attuned and anticipatory to all stakeholders.

Digital Executive--fluent in creation, curation, synthesis, socialization and distribution of meaningful virtual content and communication that builds trust and engagement.

Trust Builder--successful in building strong, trusting relationships, face-to-face and virtual, with all stakeholders across the divides of culture, gender, geography, time zones, and generations.

Talent Maker--master of the inclusive leadership behaviors and practices that celebrate the power of difference in a way that encourages all streams of talent to work up to the level of their skills and aspirations in order to unlock the illusive "diversity dividend".

Ecosystem Engineer--accomplished at designing, nurturing and sustaining powerful networks that form the relational capital that drives competitive advantage.

The current leadership development agenda is a good start. Now imagine the power of mastering these new Leadership Archetypes and applying them to your company's biggest business challenges.

 

I bet the men would want to sign up for this as well!

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Leadership through conversations

Leadership through conversations | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

There is the adage, “Managers focus are results; leaders focus on people.” That really should be “leaders focus on results and people,” as in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, we must hit our financial goals or we may not keep our jobs. But how are we going to keep our good people energized and engaged if we don’t invest the time to know them as our team members and what is important to them?

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(From the article): Senior managers spend up to 50% of their time in meetings, and much of their remaining time speaking with each other, on calls, and in front of their computers. Most of their communication is through e-mails and or is delegated to those who report to them.


We have to free ourselves up. We have to make our meetings shorter, more efficient and more productive, and then take the time for conversations with our people.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 3:11 PM

Leading and conversations are entangled. Pedagogy, as leading, is about engaging students in complex conversations about curricula. The curricula involved are planned and living. The latter belongs to the historical persons entering classrooms, including teachers, which filter the planned curricula.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 1:06 AM

In the end, we are all defined by our relationships - we only get our results through them, good or bad.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 1:20 AM

Those who has people on his charge should be both, task & relationship oriented... of course... This split was and is always  artificial (worth to read e.g. Mintzberg for details...:-)))

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#Leadership Are You Manager Material, Or Not?

#Leadership Are You Manager Material, Or Not? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

How would you begin to coach a person who doesn't understand what management is? A supervisor isn't just a person with a tie and a title. Management means taking responsibility for more than your own job.


Via Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): We don't always teach leaders that bringing the hammer down is the worst possible thing a manager can do and something to avoid with all your might. We don't teach them that managers who can stay calm, back off, soften and be human at work are the ones who always win. Managers who respect and value the individual talents of the people on their teams get the best results by every metric.

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How to Ask for (and Get) Everything You Want

How to Ask for (and Get) Everything You Want | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

The best way of getting what you want is thinking about your request before you actually make it. The big reason many people fail to get what they want is that they are too afraid to ask or they view their requests as all-or-nothing gambits—instead of a series of negotiations and compromises. But there is a middle ground.

 

Here are strategies to help you begin the “asking” process and avoid becoming upset if things don’t go exactly as planned. 

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Learning the art of expressing gratitude will force you to focus on the positive. It will also keep you from holding a grudge, which is difficult to hide and only works against you in the long run. 

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Startup Blog: Focus is important but so is agile thinking

Startup Blog: Focus is important but so is agile thinking | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs must learn to balance two skills and know when to use them; a) Focus and, b) Agile Thinking.  Focus is driven into entrepreneurs by investors and experienced managers. The ability to be more agile in one’s thinking comes from practice. When the situation dictates, agile thinking should take the lead over focus. 


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(From the article): It is important to keep ones “eye on the ball” so to speak!  But, observation and adjustments are sometimes needed depending on the situation.  Focus on the end goals ensures you know where you are going.  Being alert and using agile thinking may help you plan more than one path to achieve your objective.  Alternatively, the agile thinking may allow you to see superior opportunities and identify a means of capitalizing on them.

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14 Leadership Lessons from #GLS14

14 Leadership Lessons from #GLS14 | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to join over ~200,000 leaders in 350+ locations around the world who came together for one of the largest events of the year – the Global Leadership Summit. Here are the 14 key takeaways, one quote from each speaker, that really impacted me at the 2014 event.

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A nice review and collection of thoughts from a recent leadership event!

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Constant change is the new normal

Constant change is the new normal | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Business is becoming ever more complex and according to several major studies less than half the global CEO population feel their organisations are able and prepared to handle the level of complexity they are facing – let alone the level they expect to face in the future.

Many industries have had some tough years with recession, increased competition, changing consumer behavior, rapidly shifting technologies and emerging disruptive business models.

What does it take to respond to these challenges?

 


Via David Hain
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(From the article): Many of the new changes and occurrences are both new and difficult to forecast which was not the case in the past, so businesses have to become more agile and robust to be able to succeed in the new environment. This too will become normal.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 18, 1:11 AM

Constant change is the new normal. Change is now a constant opportunity to evolve the business. Strategy in a world of constant change, by Torben Rick.

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 20, 6:10 PM

Constantly changing what's normal when same no longer serves is the new standard and changing what's normal before it becomes imperative is the key

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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have a few seconds to make a first impression, but the truth is, your brain has made up its mind (so to speak) about a person within milliseconds of meeting them.


Via Alexander Crépin, David Hain
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(From the article): If you discover you have a particular problem with one or two of the gestures on the list, practice by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who can remind you every time you do it, until you become aware of the bad habit yourself.

 

Can you recall a time someone’s body language made you uncomfortable? Are there any other body language blunders you would add? I’d love to hear your anecdotes and ideas in the comments below.

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Javier Santana's curator insight, August 20, 7:34 AM

Los 15 errores más grandes de tu lenguaje corporalque debes tener en cuenta.

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How to Land Your Dream Job--Even When The Company Isn't Hiring

How to Land Your Dream Job--Even When The Company Isn't Hiring | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Waiting for your dream job to post an opening? You're doing it wrong. Here's how to go after the position you want.
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(From the article): Your activity may not cause the phone to ring, he says, but if you apply for a job or ask for an informational interview, the company will be thrilled to find a candidate who has demonstrated a connection to the brand and its values.

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Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors

Teachers as Leaders, Coaches & Lifelong Mentors | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Do you remember your 5th grade teachers?  Would you say that any of your 5th grade teachers made a lifelong impression on your life?
Today’s guest is doing just that! 


Via AlGonzalezinfo
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(From the article): Without positive leadership, aggression and conflict will attract our younger set and start the process of developing the bad habits that plague the workplace today!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 11, 8:02 PM

The teaching we engage in has an impact on students and they carry it with them.

 

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 13, 9:31 AM

From the post: We can start the process of leadership coaching IN the classroom. All this takes is an intentional approach and tools that teachers can use to teach leadership as part of their curriculum! 

Just like we coach our kids on the court, track or wrestling mat, we need to coach them on how to lead positive change and avoid the inferior behaviors that come so easily with aggression and unmanaged conflict. 

Gust MEES's curator insight, August 22, 7:53 PM

Well, might be good to read that as there are wise tips!


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How to show leadership, even if you aren’t the leader

How to show leadership, even if you aren’t the leader | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
It's okay to get frustrated at work. The trick is to remain intelligent while angry.
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(From the article): Good leadership is the ability to make decisions when outcomes are uncertain, and motivate a team to act around those decisions. It takes a combination of head and heart. It’s using your intuition and the available data to make calls.

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Creating Real Team Alignment

Creating Real Team Alignment | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
This is the biggest key to creating team alignment
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(From the article): When you get people in alignment with purpose, the alignment of specific goals and strategies will come much easier. But perhaps more importantly, when this clarity and meaning is achieved, the perspective of every team member will shift from “opportunity is nowhere” to “opportunity is now here.” 

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How Can We Best Manage the Magnificent Millennials!

How Can We Best Manage the Magnificent Millennials! | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Why do we (some of us) refer to millennials as magnificent? 

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(From the article): What is the best way to manage millennials if they have so little vested interest in the average (often fleeting) job and so little confidence in the current economic/social system? For the elite millennials, that employers compete to have on board, it is not so complicated. For most millennials who are not particularly engaged, but need to work, if and when work is available, here are some thoughts:...

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Can we lead by fear?

Can we lead by fear? | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Can we lead by fear?  Can we motivate when we are fearful? 


Via Kevin Watson, Amy Melendez
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(From the article): Fear is misguiding. When we’re simply trying to avoid something negative, our achievement lacks any greater meaning.


Instead of doing things because they’re right, we do them because of consequences. It robs experience of its meaning and weakens the value of our journey—which is just as important as our destination.

 

Don’t allow fear to govern your decisions.

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The science behind a happy and productive workforce

The science behind a happy and productive workforce | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Humans have been fascinated by their own behaviour for thousands of years. Understanding each other has been critical for survival – both as Neanderthals and in today’s corporate world. A successful employee will not only possess the right skills, but their working style often matches their role requirements. However, an individual’s working behaviour type isn’t always apparent on the CV, so how can you gain an additional understanding of whether they’re the right fit for your company


Via Roger Francis
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(From the article): Knowing what motivates your staff helps to maintain a productive and happy workforce, making them more likely to stay on board. High dominance individuals tend to be motivated by power and authority and drive results, whilst those with high influence are more likely to be motivated by public praise and recognition. Those with high influence are usually more suited to careers that involve working with others in a talkative environment.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, August 21, 6:00 AM

When people treat others with kindness and respect, the happiness of each individual increases and so too, does their productivity.

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An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy.

You can make sure your people are using their natural strengths. You can focus on job fit and culture fit.   Is that all there is to ensure motivated employees?

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(From the article): Leave people with hope, with belief in their own competence, and give them something to do, large or small. Give them something to do so they do not feel stuck, and are not left ruminating. Of course, give them something to do that is appropriate to the situation, and within their realm of influence. Then they can begin to feel competent, valued and motivated again.

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13 Good Habits You Should Start To Take Up Now

13 Good Habits You Should Start To Take Up Now | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Your habits define who you are, so make sure you are cultivating good ones. Here's a list of 13 good habits to get you started.
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Your habits define who you are, so make sure you are cultivating good ones. 

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The True Secret To Great Leadership and How To Do It

The True Secret To Great Leadership and How To Do It | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you a skilled enough leader to design yourself out of a job? Read this post to learn how to steer the ship while everyone else keeps the ship moving in the direction you point them.
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(From the article): That day I realized something important. Your goal as a leader is to design yourself out of a job. To build a team that’s so good they don’t need you. And that doesn’t mean you have to go home or retire. It means you’re free again. To dream. To envision. To plan the future of the company and steer the ship, while everyone else is keeping the ship moving in whatever direction you point them.

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Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change

Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Real habit change comes from taking a candid look at your shortcomings. 

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(From the article): Self-improvement is not about finishing a book or a seminar. Self-awareness is a practice, a muscle that grows with time and effort that ultimately provides us strength. We are in a constant state of change, adapting to our cultural influences and our individual experiences. The more we learn to be conscious of our impulses, thoughts, and actions, while also keeping in mind our principles that foster practical wisdom, we can more easily become our best selves. 

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Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager

Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What is inside the mind of the most successful managers?  A nice Infographic!

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Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership: 5 Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership: 5 Traits Of An Effective Leader | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective?

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What is your list of five traits?  What would you add to this list?

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How to Market Your Best Asset

How to Market Your Best Asset | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Marketing on a shoestring or no budget? No problem. You have something more valuable… YOU. You’re your best asset.
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(From the article): Don’t underestimate the power of YOU. Sure, it’s great to have the finances for snazzy marketing campaigns and ads, not to mention be able to afford the professional services of a marketing or social media expert. But at the end of the day, it’s your business and your product/service. Use your passion and hunger to get people excited about working with you.

 

Most deals are not made after fancy or labored presentations in an office. They are made over lunch and coffee. They are made after a casual conversation that lead to intrigue and excitement.

Think about who your ideal client is. Visualize them. Where do you find them? That’s where you need to be. Get up, put on your best look, take a deep breath, and get out there!

 

Marketing on a shoestring or no budget? No problem. You have something more valuable—YOU. You’re your best asset.

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