Surviving Leadership Chaos
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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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How To Answer a Wake Up Call

How To Answer a Wake Up Call | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
We all get wake up calls at some point. The question is: how are your going to answer yours? Snooze and you lose. Here are four tips on the best way to answer a wake up call:
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(From the article): While you’re waiting for clarity to arise, don’t just sit back. It’s important to show up and be present so when opportunity arises, you’ll recognize it.  Susan could have started listening more to her team. She could have asked for more information to better understand the feedback or even asked for their thoughts on how to proceed with the current project. If your wake up call involves a career change, you could talk with people who are doing things that look interesting about what their work really entails, what they like about it and what they don’t. This is a time to ask lots of questions.

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Mastering The Art Of Bosslessness

Mastering The Art Of Bosslessness | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Conventional wisdom says that when it comes to managing a company, we need organizations to be highly ordered, with a strong and well-defined structure, plus rules and regulations, led by a strong boss.

 

But what if that's wrong?


Via Fabrice De Zanet
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(From the article): Accountability is to the customer and to the team, not a boss--FAVI people are free to experiment, innovate, and solve problems for customers. They're known for working off-shift to serve customers or to test out new procedures. Equipment, tooling, workspace, and process redesign all rest in the hands of those doing the work.

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:25 AM

FAVI encore ! 

Très bon article, en anglais. 

Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:35 PM

Want to know more about FAVI ?  http://www.favi.com/managf.php

Great reading in french !

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Make It Easy to Do the Right Thing

Make It Easy to Do the Right Thing | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

It was after midnight. A friend had left his cell phone in his car, so he went out to his hotel’s parking lot to retrieve it. He noticed a man standing next to the car parked a couple of spaces away from his.

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(From the article): In the absence of clear workplace expectations for performance and values, aggressive behaviors can overwhelm cooperative intentions. In the absence of clear workplace expectations for performance and values, aggressive behaviors can overwhelm cooperative intentions.

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Thought for the Week - 02/24/13 : Humility...

Thought for the Week - 02/24/13 : Humility... | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

"Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them."  — John J. McCloy

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Question: What are the mistakes can you strive to make admends this week? 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:11 PM

So true.  Simple, relevant, and always helpful.

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Winning Trust: A Step-By-Step Guide

Winning Trust: A Step-By-Step Guide | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Trust takes a long time to develop, but can be destroyed in seconds. This article offers a framework for building and nurturing trust.
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(From the article): Building trusting relationships is a process that can best be described as stacking layers on a foundation one at a time in such a way that each layer bonds on top of the prior one before another layer is added.

 

In a world where time is a precious resource, where we must often move without having the time to explore all the options, we use shortcuts to circumvent the process. For this reason, an individual’s or organization’s history or track record is often evaluated to gauge how we may be treated in a relationship.

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5 Silent Warnings that your Life is Unbalanced

5 Silent Warnings that your Life is Unbalanced | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The subtle equilibrium with which life remains life is so delicate that it takes little to turn order into chaos in a space of a moment.

 

Actually, while it seems to happen that way, the symptoms for unbalance begins way before they are seen and experienced but it requires for the mind to be conscious of its own perception and its own way of functioning to realize that. Simply put, it calls for a conscious way of living


Via Barb Jemmott
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A great article to reflect upon...

 

(From the article): Pay attention to: excessive tendencies, feelings of guilt towards self and others, compulsive comportments.

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Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:28 AM

Hoe kun je herkennen dat je uit balans bent of raakt .... #nieuwefamilies

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The Three Pillars of High Performance Teams

The Three Pillars of High Performance Teams | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Everyone serious about success is serious about teams. Great teams lift organizations. Lousy teams drain everyone.

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(From the article): "Your team will never perform at the highest possible level if the members of the team don’t exhibit genuine care and concern for one another.”  - Mark Miller


Surprising benefit: Great teams mean you’re not alone.

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ARE YOU A SELF-ACTUALISER?

ARE YOU A SELF-ACTUALISER? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The process of self-actualization

Self-actualization means you know exactly who you are, where you are going, and what you want to accomplish in life. It is a state of well-being.


 


Via Bobby Dillard, Belinda MJ.B
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(From the article): Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist and best known for his theory of the “Hierarchy of Needs”. The last step of his “Hierarchy of Needs” is “Self-actualization”. Abraham Maslow described here the ongoing process of fully developing the own potential. It is good to know that self-actualization is a process not a goal. It is a process that should slowly develop.

 

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful.

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(From the article): The Golden Rule: Above all else, treat others as you’d like to be treated


By showing others the same courtesy you expect from them, you will gain more respect from coworkers, customers, and business partners. Holding others in high regard demonstrates your company’s likeability and motivates others to work with you. This seems so simple, as do so many of these principles — and yet many people, too concerned with making money or getting by, fail to truly adopt these key concepts.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:32 AM
11 Concepts simples pour devenir un meilleur leader.

"Être sympathique vous aidera dans votre travail, des affaires, les relations et la vie. J'ai interviewé des dizaines de chefs d'entreprises prospères pour mon dernier livre, afin de déterminer ce qui les rendait si attachant et leurs entreprises un tel succès".


11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader via @juandoming http://sco.lt/...

Amanda Simmons's comment, February 20, 2013 3:41 PM
Wonderful post...thanks for sharing!
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The Top Ten Challenges in Time Management

The Top Ten Challenges in Time Management | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

We all have 168 hours a week. Yet, some people get so much more done than others. Furthermore, the people who get more done are usually less tired than those who are perpetually frustrated. What are some of the common obstacles keeping people from getting what they want, and what can be done to leap over these hurdles?


Via Daniel Watson, Roger Francis
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(From the article): Challenge 1: I don’t know what I want. The best way of overcoming this problem is to set aside a little time every day just to think. The most successful people in the world recognize the need for think time, and make a conscious effort to set that time aside. For many it becomes a kind of ritual.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:05 PM


Time management tips abound everywhere, yet dispite the volume of advice made freely available, business owners as a whole, still seem to struggle to make more effective use of the time they have available to give to their business.


Obviously, tips alone are not enough change behaviour, and what appears to be needed is a clearer understanding of the challenges one faces and must overcome, to be better placed to make more effective use of time.


This excellent article, avoids providing the usual time management tips, and instead, it provides a list of 10 challenges business owners must work to overcome, before they can successfully make better use of their time.

Craig Slepsky's comment, February 26, 2013 10:18 AM
Time management must always be a first priority.
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A Great Way to Teach Your Kids About Leadership

A Great Way to Teach Your Kids About Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

But if you ask my kids what I do,  they have a short answer, “my mom is a leader.”

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(From the article): They know because they live it.

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.

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(From the article): Beyond decision making, successful leadership across all areas becomes learned and instinctual over a period of time. Successful leaders have learned the mastery of anticipating business patterns, finding opportunities in pressure situations, serving the people they lead and overcoming hardships.

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Say Thank You, Thumper

Say Thank You, Thumper | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Everyone knows healthy relationships require effective communication, but are all communication strategies equal? Take Thumper's well-worn advice for instance: "If you can't say something nice don't say nuthin' at all." Is this really the way to go?


Via Gina Stepp
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(From the article): Gratitude, like Thumper’s greens, is a “special treat,” fortifying our relationships with vital nutrients. A daily dose of thankfulness may not make for “long ears and great big feet,” but it protects us from attitudes that poison our communication and threaten our personal well-being. Fortunately, no matter how long we have been suffering from a gratitude deficiency, it’s never too late to add it to our family’s daily diet.

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World Trade Center High Wire Artist Philippe Petit's Colorful Advice For A Career On The Edge

World Trade Center High Wire Artist Philippe Petit's Colorful Advice For A Career On The Edge | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
On a summer day in 1974, a 24-year-old Frenchman stepped onto the world stage with one of the most astonishing performances in modern history--walking back and forth on a wire illegally rigged across the void between New York’s World Trade Center...
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(From the article): Make your art a joyful adventure. When I begin a new project, I embark upon an adventure that has many forks in the road. At each one I must decide, “Should I take the left or the right?” This joy of exploration is childlike, though not childish. It carries me along and gives me my energy to fight and succeed. Without this sense of a solitary joyful journey of a child who is free to go where he or she wants, I would not do good work. If I were to sit at a desk, write a list, make a schedule, and go and meet the building and then make a plan to do a high wire walk in the most safe and intelligent way, I would not have that sense of adventure and exploration. And, there would be no point in living. Although today I would add wisdom to my madness!

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12 Ways To Increase Your Leadership Capacity

12 Ways To Increase Your Leadership Capacity | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

We want to do things different, we want to think different and we want to be different, as long as the end result means growth.  Growth is a critical component of the vehicle that drives you down the road of success.

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(From the article): Shh Listen For A Change:  Don’t be the person who is always talking – Shh, Be Quiet and Listen for a change.

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7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self

7 Unexpected Principles to Finding Your Most Productive Self | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

“Either you run the day or the day runs you”  - Jim Rohn

 

Have you ever tried a productivity system like creating massive to-do lists, not-to-do lists,GTD, the 4-Hour Workweek …only to find out this doesn’t quite work for you?

 

Worst of all, do you have a sense of overwhelm and anxiety when you think of your priorities for the day?

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(From the article): You see you don’t have to be an athlete to apply these principles.


All you need is to approach time with an open-mind and some imagination.
One system does not fit all.


Play around with your new work routine until it’s a second skin.


The ultimate reward is getting the results you’ve been chasing all along.
And keeping your passion alive!

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Three Qualities Traditional Leaders Reject

Three Qualities Traditional Leaders Reject | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Get out of yourself before you shrivel and die.

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(From the article): Quick minded decision makers inadvertently destroy growth. Stow what you think you know in the attic. Judgment ends growth and begins stagnation.

 

Keep in mind, stability requires decision making. Withhold judgment, don’t end it completely.

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America's Happiest Companies Make More Money

America's Happiest Companies Make More Money | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Workplace happiness may seem like a fuzzy concept when it comes to financial value. But as the Parnassus Workplace Fund has proven, dignity has - and creates - value.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, AlGonzalezinfo
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(From the article): According to a 1997 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, many business leaders dismissed Moskowitz’s earliest list of “Best Places To Work” and derided it as being “a ’beauty contest’ that didn’t matter to anyone outside of corporate personnel departments.” But Moskowitz, and soon after, Dodson, have gone on to prove that the leaders at organizations which ensure employees feel valued, supported, developed, and rewarded are the most enlightened. They inspire a greatly expanded bottom line and set an example for all to follow in this 21st century.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:50 AM

 

"At this point, the evidence suggests many of us remain suspicious of any firm that, say, allows its employees to play foosball or shoot hoops during work hours.

 

But our enduring cynicism may also have its roots in traditional beliefs about leadership effectiveness.

 

Many of us have been taught that it’s actually desirable to have some worker unhappiness. The idea is that keeping people under some constant tension actually is a more powerful driver of productivity.

 

There’s also the concern that when employees are cared for to any extent they’re likely to get soft in the middle--so sufficiently sated that motivation to work hard and produce is spoiled. "

 

Check out this article for evidence that suggests that our enduring cynicism  and thought patterns are wrong...

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Turn Failures Into Stepping Stones: 5 Ways

Turn Failures Into Stepping Stones: 5 Ways | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Surely someone's told you to 'embrace failure' before. Here's what that means, actually, and how to do it.

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(From the article): Get back at it right away. There are good reasons why your second attempt at anything is always stronger than your first. And as long as something's worth trying, isn't it worth trying more than once?

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Richard Hart's curator insight, February 22, 2013 7:54 PM

Easy to say...not always easy to do -- especially when you're in a leadership position, and you feel the weight of responsibility on your shoulders.

 

The worst way to wear that responsibility is to take it so personally, to tie your identity to it so closely, that failure feels a threat to your very being. 

 

Someone spoke to me today of the "power of vulnerability". Having the courage to try, while acknowledging the potential for failure -- and then having the courage to pick yourself up again after the fall and try again -- must be a great example of what my friend was talking about.

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7 Common Energy and Time Wasters for Leaders

7 Common Energy and Time Wasters for Leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Wasting time and energy may be one of my biggest pet peeves as a leader. Some days I leave work and feel I never got off the treadmill. It's physically and mentally draining. Does that ever happen to you?
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(From the article): Living with broken structure – Let’s face reality. Over time, rules take on a life of their own. What was once created to improve structure actually begins to slow progress and waste valuable time. Change the rules…or even drop them… and you often free up valuable space for people to breathe and enjoy their work.

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[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action

[Infographic] Leadership Qualities | Leadership In Action | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
We put together an infographic that describes some leadership qualities that can be developed and put in your own skills filing cabinet.

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES
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Ali Godding's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:14 AM

There it is... the challenge of management on one page.  Being all of these things is a tall order.  Many are up for it, few really live it.... great infographic! 

Larry Davies's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:52 PM

Love me some infographics.

Lauran Star's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:00 PM

Leadership qualities.

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Leadership is About Doing the Impossible

Leadership is About Doing the Impossible | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The leaders who inspire me are people who accomplish the impossible.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, juandoming, Aki Puustinen
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(From the article): Leaders find people who help them do the impossible.

 

Leaders rarely accomplish the impossible by themselves. They inspire the people around them to do what they thought was impossible. What may seem impossible for me is much less impossible when we work together.

People complement each other. Strong leaders seek out opportunities to work with people who help them become stronger, and learn from those opportunities.

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Sushil Pershad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 10:12 PM

These Are Great Leadership Qulities !!

Shah Nizamuddin M's curator insight, February 26, 2013 6:22 AM

My Belief....

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 18, 2014 5:13 AM

Finding your own values can lead to new ground as a leader. For me it was a game changer

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Managers: Do you “ask” enough?

Managers: Do you “ask” enough? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

How often do you ask your employees what they think?

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(From the article): The key to good asking is believing your employees have information, knowledge, and ideas (that you don’t have) that can help you achieve your objectives. If a manager believes this, he or she will show it in tone, words, and behavior by asking and re-asking.

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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(From the article):While “futured languages,” like English, distinguish between the past, present and future, “futureless languages,” like Chinese, use the same phrasing to describe the events of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Using vast inventories of data and meticulous analysis, Chen found that huge economic differences accompany this linguistic discrepancy. Futureless language speakers are 30 percent more likely to report having saved in any given year than futured language speakers. (This amounts to 25 percent more savings by retirement, if income is held constant.) Chen’s explanation: When we speak about the future as more distinct from the present, it feels more distant — and we’re less motivated to save money now in favor of monetary comfort years down the line.

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Leadership and the Law of Replication

Leadership and the Law of Replication | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The “law of replication” says that like begets like. This applies especially to leadership. Like it or not, you will replicate yourself. Your followers will adopt your behaviors, habits, and mannerisms.
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(From the article): The bottom line is that you are the prototype for your followers. Your actions speak louder than words. You must pay careful attention to your own behavior. You are a living example of what it takes to go to the next level. You will replicate yourself.

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