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Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend

Leadership Ethics: It Doesn't Depend | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

Imagine recent outcomes at GM, and Toyota before it, if some frontline engineer – or even assembly line worker – used the company Intranet to say "Hey, CEO, there’s a fundamental design problem with (fill in the blank),” …and the CEO stopped production while the glitch was fixed, even if that meant months of stalled production.


Ethics today save you money tomorrow. But that’s not all. Ethics todaymakes you more money, every day of the year, for generations.


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Charlotte Hitchcock's curator insight, July 25, 4:49 AM

We need to learn to get the right priorities which may mean losing activity for a while but the long teem benefits will outweigh any kind of loss

Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, July 25, 6:26 AM

If culture beats strategy (Drucker) and Ethics is the basis of good culture - why, why why are there so many companies that refuse to take ethics seriously?

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Ramblings of a Modern Learner: Learning to Sketchnote

Ramblings of a Modern Learner: Learning to Sketchnote | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

"This summer, I was introduced to sketchnoting and challenged to incorporate  the concept of sketchnoting as a means of note taking.  Sketchnoting is the process of creating a personal visual story while listening, reading, or recording an experience as it happens or on a later date. 


Sketchnoting brings in a variety of cognitive processes, increasing the connection between speaker and listener due to the engagement needed to listen intently while synthesizing the spoken word into drawings and short narratives.  I decided to to take the challenge seriously."


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5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping with complex issues. Both are qualities that can be learned and both require constant focus on improvement. Especially when the organization is facing potential adaptive challenges.


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Josie Gibson's curator insight, August 12, 6:20 PM

Thanks to @LeadershipABC for highlighting this article.

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 12, 11:25 PM

These five steps may seem very simple but they are often taken for granted. To give direction a leader must take ownership and have a vision. Managing conflict and providing protection are often not pleasant and require great maturity from leaders. Shaping the norms and clarifying roles is often not given a very high priority as it involves intangible people skills.

 

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Jay Roth's curator insight, August 17, 4:33 PM

Perfect article to suggest (in schools) WHY the trainings of Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, and Polarity Thinking is necessary!

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How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain

Controlling the way your brain responds to emotions isn't as complicated as it sounds. A psychologist explains the steps that will change your behavior.
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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.
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How leaders can avoid making the 3 "me" mistakes when speaking - The Business Journals

How leaders can avoid making the 3 "me" mistakes when speaking - The Business Journals | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
Leaders tend to be good at choosing the right words. But they also want to fill silence quickly — or quicker than others — because they are in a greater hurry or feel greater urgency. In doing so they tend to make three “me” mistakes.

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515 Best Positive Quotes Ever

515 Best Positive Quotes Ever | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack ObamaCourage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absense of fear. Mark TwainYour life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim RohnI've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya AngelouThe only reason we don't have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can't have them. Tony Robbins

 

 


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5 Challenges Of Real-time Social Media Analytics

5 Challenges Of Real-time Social Media Analytics | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
If you struggle to integrate real-time social media analytics and ROI, you’re in good company. See why it's difficult to uncover insight from this data.

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Pew Research Global Indicators Database

Pew Research Global Indicators Database | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

The Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 400,000 interviews in 63 countries have been conducted as part of the project's work.


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A Great Collections of Web Tools for Researcher...

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A Great Collections of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Linguagem Virtual curated by Luciana Viter (A Great Collections of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Tec...
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July 2014 Top 100 Management Experts to Follow on Twitter

July 2014 Top 100 Management Experts to Follow on Twitter | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a list of the top 100 recommended management experts to follow on Twitter for July 2014

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Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

Meditation rooms, unplugging, digital Sabbaths, reflection retreats, mindfulness classes--it seems like everyone is clamoring to find a pause button in the face of our always-on, socially connected, fear-of-missing-out lives.

 

There’s definitely something happening here with pauses, but it isn’t exactly clear that we’re putting our pauses to good use. We’d better learn how to do so in a hurry because pausing has become a crucial capability for leaders, employees, and organizations in the 21st century.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 10, 2:10 AM

Reigning in our breakneck-paced lives requires hitting the pause button every now and then, but you may be doing it wrong.

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Bill Gates's Favorite Business Book - Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates's Favorite Business Book - Wall Street Journal | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Bill Gates's Favorite Business Book Wall Street Journal Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was first published—"Business Adventures" remains the best business book I've...
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The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership

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Whether you’re selling a product, pitching an idea, or trying to get employees to do something different or do something in a different way, perspective-taking has become an essential element in moving others.


Over the last decade, social scientists like Adam Galinsky of Columbia University have deepened our understanding of perspective-taking. Their work yields three ways leaders can become more effective.


1. CHECK YOUR POWER. Galinsky and others have found that when people feel powerful, their perspective-taking abilities degrade. The more powerful we feel, the more we anchor in our own perspective rather than adjusting to another’s. And that can make others less likely to go along. But briefly reducing one’s feelings of power (“Maybe this employee I’m asking to do something needs our company much less than our company needs her.”) can increase the acuity of our perspective-taking, which in turn can make us more effective.


2. PERSPECTIVE-TAKING ISN’T TOUCHY-FEELY. Perspective-taking sounds a lot like empathy, but the two qualities are siblings, not identical twins. Empathy — the ability to understand another’s emotional state — is an essential human quality. But research has shown that, in commercial settings such as negotiations, understanding the other side’s thoughts and interests, not simply their emotions and feelings, can be more effective in forging a deal. So if you’re in a high-stakes leadership situation, definitely be emotionally intelligent. But use your head as much as your heart.


3. DON’T FORGET MIMICRY. Mimicking others’ posture, gesture, and expressions sounds like the sleazy tactics of a used car salesman. But ample research has shown that mimicry is a natural part of human behavior, an instinctive way we understand others. You can enhance your attunement skills, and thereby your leadership, simply by being conscious of how the other person is standing, moving, and talking and ever so slightly mirroring what they’re doing.


By Daniel Pink. 


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 12:39 PM

There's no doubt that leaders who fully appreciate their organization's  and their followers perspectives will be much more effective. It is after all, what defines their job. 

David Jardin's curator insight, August 16, 12:40 PM

Perspective enhances relationships when it lets us see past WHAT someone did to help/anger/hurt/etc. to understand WHY they did it.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 26, 10:25 PM

Succinct and helpful ideas to think about for any leader. 

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Seven principles of learning better from cognitive science

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"I just finished one of the best books I’ve read on the science of learning ..."

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5 military leadership skills that can help junior biz leaders - Orlando Business Journal (blog)

5 military leadership skills that can help junior biz leaders
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If you are a new leader in the workplace or have been leading a team for a few years, chances are you were terrified your first time in a leadership role.
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11 Words You MUST Leave Out of Your Writing on ...

11 Words You MUST Leave Out of Your Writing on ... | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
by Yvonne DiVita Writing is a process, as well as an inspiration. Those of us who do it daily struggle with the right content, the best content, the most relevant content. It's easy to fall into the trap of writing 'easy' content.
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7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts, and the Socially Awkward

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts, and the Socially Awkward | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

When it comes to making new connections, introverts get a bad rap, in spite of the fact that introversion and shyness are not the same thing. While extroverts are the life of the party, introverts do better in smaller, more intimate settings, and they tend to be better listeners and more inquisitive than their extroverted counterparts. Shyness is more about being socially awkward because you fear the judgments of others.

 

In terms of networking, though, all three personality types can benefit by heeding several bits of advice. That's according to Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and author of "Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals." Here's what she says you need to do to make the most of networking opportunities and garner valuable connections.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 4, 7:28 PM

Whether you hate networking or love it, a few key tactics can help you make important connections.

Lisa deLeon's curator insight, August 5, 6:45 PM

Networking means practice.  It's hard work but rewarding and often fun. I love walking into a room where I know more than one person!

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515 Best Positive Quotes Ever

515 Best Positive Quotes Ever | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack ObamaCourage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absense of fear. Mark TwainYour life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim RohnI've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya AngelouThe only reason we don't have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can't have them. Tony Robbins

 

 


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Why finding purpose at work drives the economy

Why finding purpose at work drives the economy | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
Finding purpose at work is no longer just an ideal, it’s the norm that needs to be embraced (RT @globeandmail: Finding purpose at work can drive the economy. Sounds idealistic? Maybe not.
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The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 -- INSEAD

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 -- INSEAD | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Index is created by INSEAD, WIPO and Cornell University. It ranks 143 countries across 81 indicators. The full report with rankings data can be downloaded here. (also video)


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Haresh Patel's curator insight, July 25, 5:13 AM

Interesting study. And of top 10 Innovative countries, 7 are European!! Wonder, if cold weather is keeping people in-house for innovating more?

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Amazon.com: The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer eBook: Jill Morgenthaler: Kindle Store

The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer - Kindle edition by Jill Morgenthaler. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Develop a Simple Business Plan by Answering Just Six Questions

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Far too many small business owners, operate their businesses without ever preparing a business plan, and this missing link is often the chief reason they do not achieve their desired levels of success.


A business plan is not all that difficult to create, yet many business owners avoid the task, often because they are aware that a well prepared plan can expose gaps of many kinds that cannot always be ignored.


This excellent article, suggests that a business plan clearly identifies how much work lies ahead for a business to succeed in its chosen endeavour and provides a prioritised map of the path to follow, and it offers a six question approach that will provide all the answers needed to help a business owner to prepare a simple business plan.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 20, 10:03 PM

PDGPlan

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Make Email Your Servant Not Your Master

Make Email Your Servant Not Your Master | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it
Let’s be clear. Your email is not your work; it is simply a tool to help you do your work. But like any tool it can be ineffective or even dangerous when used wrongly.
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5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years | Strategic Thinking and Learning | Scoop.it

We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can have a major impact on your career’s trajectory. Ignore them and you risk arriving on a shore you didn’t choose, or worse, capsizing on an unexpected reef! Here are 5 career mistakes that can negatively impact your career down the road:

 

1.    Network only within your company. Most people are aware of the value of networking.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 10, 2:18 AM

Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions.

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Thanks for this article!