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Harvard Business Review ~ Developing Mindful Leaders

Harvard Business Review ~ Developing Mindful Leaders | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

"If you want to transform an organization it's not about changing systems and processes so much as it's about changing the hearts and minds of people," says Weiss.

 

"Mindfulness is one of the all-time most brilliant technologies for helping to alleviate human suffering and for bringing out our extraordinary potential as human beings."

 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:29 PM

Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally focus factory-like on inputs and outputs — absorb curriculum, check a box; learn a skill, advance a rung; submit to assessment, fix a problem. Likewise, they leave too many people behind with an elite selection process that fast-tracks "hi-pos" and essentially discards the rest. And they leave most people cold with flavor of the month remedies, off sites, immersions, and excursions — which produce little more than a grim legacy of fat binders gathering dust on shelves.

What if, instead of stuffing people with curricula, models, and competencies, we focused on deepening their sense of purpose, expanding their capability to navigate difficulty and complexity, and enriching their emotional resilience? What if, instead of trying to fix people, we assumed that they were already full of potential and created an environment that promoted their long-term well-being? In other words, what if cultivating a successful inner life was front and center on the leadership agenda?

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com
Efficienarta's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:59 AM

I thought that the points on "deepening their sense of purpose" and "expanding their capability to navigate difficulty" were particularly interesting.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 7:23 PM

Leadership development programmes often fall far short of expectations and rarely lead to long term change. Developing people is a process not an event.  Also check out - www.corporatecoachingnetwork.com.au

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Líder Positivo: Su Impacto en los Resultados de Negocio

Líder Positivo: Su Impacto en los Resultados de Negocio | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Líder Positivo: ¿Cúal es su impacto en los resultados de negocio: The Business Benefits of Positive Leadership, publicado en Gallup Management Journal...

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Become a World-Changing Thought Leader

Become a World-Changing Thought Leader | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
How do you become a thought leader?

 

Becoming a thought leader isn't just a process. It requires a passion for and a commitment to spreading ideas that can help others. Those that don't have that passion or that commitment are perhaps relegated to subject-matter experts who are called on to observe and react, but who are not often looked to for foresight or vision.


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The Leadership Genius Of Abraham Lincoln - Fast Company

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Fast CompanyThe Leadership Genius Of Abraham LincolnFast CompanyThat Lincoln was one of the most effective leaders in world history is a notion fully supported by his extraordinary accomplishments.


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Brand ambassadors are created by amazing customer service, not recruited

Brand ambassadors are created by amazing customer service, not recruited | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
» Brand ambassadors are created by amazing customer service, not recruited | Successful communication solutions...

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What the Apple Store Can Teach You About Creating a Remarkable Business

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How Employee and Customer Engagement Interact

How Employee and Customer Engagement Interact | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Conventional management wisdom suggests that engaged employees create engaged customers who foster organizational success by delivering positive financial outcomes. The reality is more complex, say the authors of Human Sigma.

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Employee Engagement and Control Don’t Mix | Switch and Shift

Employee Engagement and Control Don’t Mix | Switch and Shift | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

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How to Retrieve What You’ve Read—Almost Instantly

How to Retrieve What You’ve Read—Almost Instantly | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Everyone agrees on the benefits of reading. In this guest post, Dwayne Morris shares his strategy for retrieving what he’s read so it’s instantly available.
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The Emotionally Intelligent Advisor: The Emotionally Intelligent (EI ...

The Emotionally Intelligent Advisor: The Emotionally Intelligent (EI ... | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Experience indicates that what clients require now from professional services firms are no longer information 'pushers' or just information 'analysts' - but people that they connect, involve and engage with - professional ...

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Storytelling, Audiences, and Social Influence, or Why Whoopi Goldberg Turned to Kickstarter

Storytelling, Audiences, and Social Influence, or Why Whoopi Goldberg Turned to Kickstarter | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Julia Levy: "Storytelling won’t die, movies will meet audiences on their own turf, and social influence will drive content. Welcome to the Future of Film, according to a panel of experts on last week’s Advertising Week panel."


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Straightening Out the Work-Life Balance

Straightening Out the Work-Life Balance | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The pursuit of “work-life balance,” which sounds so wholesome and reasonable, can be a zero-sum game in the office.
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Passion and curiosity. Great leaedership traits.

Passion and curiosity.  Great leaedership traits. | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Passion and curiosity.  Great leaedership traits.


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Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development?

Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

CCL’s 2011-2012 Annual Report ~ What’s Next for Leadership? by Dan McCarthy

 

Big idea #1: The merging fields of leadership and neuroscience.

 

Big idea #2: Make leadership development more accessible and affordable.

 

Big idea #3: The power of networks.

 

Big idea #4: Nonprofit leadership development.

 

Big idea #5: Measure the impact of coaching

 

 


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The Whiner's Room

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Seth Godin wrote a great short post on listening to naysayers, negative people, and haters.

 

These people just suck the life out of you. Run in the other direction. Life is way too short for even a moment to listen to their whining.

 

Oh and while you're at it - stop your whining. No one cares. It's a turn-off. The only people you attract are those who also like to whine. So stop it right now. Break that middle school habit you've been carrying for the past 30 years. It's unbecoming and embarrassing.

 

Surround yourself with positive, upbeat individuals who raise your game and help you to become something better. Think about being with people who inspire you - not those who un-inspire you.

 

Barry Deutsch

Master Coach for Hiring, Job Search, and Social Networking

Join me on our Blog for motivation, character and values

 


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Leaders, Market Yourself!

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If you are reading this article, chances are you have a website, blog, youtube channel, or all of the above, with leadership skills you want to...

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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.

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Employee Engagement Needs a Little Clarity | Switch and Shift

Employee Engagement Needs a Little Clarity | Switch and Shift | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

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Think Before You Criticize

Think Before You Criticize | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Criticism can have a huge and sometimes crushing impact on people. Too often, in our anger and displeasure, we lash out and tell people what we think of their performance or judgment. Whatever the situation, think carefully before you choose your words.


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7 Things Most Customers Won’t Tell You

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To thrive in business, a business owner needs to have a great antennae, and the ability to look at their business through the eyes of others.

 

Unfortunately, as time goes by and a measure of success is achieved, many business owner's antennae signals start to fade and they no longer look at their business through fresh eyes.

 

This excellent article, identifies seven things that your customers will most likely not tell you, and it suggests ways in which a business can obtain the information they need from their customers to help improve their performance.


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Y cómo se hace un blog en Blogger

Pequeño tutorial paso a paso para hacer eso mismo, lo que dice el título ;)...

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Plan Before You Post: 5 Steps to Launching a Social Media Campaign.

Plan Before You Post: 5 Steps to Launching a Social Media Campaign. | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

When handling the social media for a client or your company, you need to plan before you post. Prior to the first Facebook post or tweet, follow these five steps to ensure a seamless social media campaign.

 

1. Study the Social Media Sphere
As with all PR campaigns - Consider whom you’re targeting.

 

2. Create an Editorial Calendar

Building an editorial calendar is time consuming, but crucial to helping you stay organized. Develop a weekly social media schedule.

 

3. Build Your Profiles

The first thing to take into account when building profiles is to be consistent across all social media platforms.

 

4. Take Advantage of Technology

There are several sites that help you streamline and simplify your social media campaign - HootSuite is just one example. With this service, you can send content to several platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, all at the same time.

 

5. Conduct a “Soft Launch”

Prior to following anyone on Twitter or “liking” anyone on Facebook, start posting content - at least 50 tweets and 25 FB posts.

 

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by Laura Gross


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3 Reasons "Balance" Has Become A Dirty Word At Work

3 Reasons "Balance" Has Become A Dirty Word At Work | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Recently, a skeptical senior leader asked me to explain the business case for why organizations need to take a more coordinated, strategic approach to work flexibility.

 

When Millennials say they want “balance,” they don’t mean work less. They mean work differently and more flexibly. There’s a big difference. My experience is that most Millennials are willing to work very hard when required; however, they might want to work from home or come into the office earlier or later then traditional hours. The problem is that outdated language limits their ability to describe accurately what they are trying to achieve.


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