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15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually)

15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Many times I've had people ask me, "In addition to coaching and training, what else can I do to learn more about how to improve myself? How can I learn to be a great leader that propels myself and others towards greater growth and greater opportunities?"

 My answer is simple, read. Read everything you can about successful leaders and the steps that they have taken to achieve peak performance for themselves and their organisations.

 The following is a list, and brief overview, of some of the best books that I have read about leadership.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 3:53 PM
A list that includes Viktor Frankl and Man's Search for Meaning is good.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:46 AM

being honest not all these are what I'd call 21st century reads... lesson is simple read something about our craft and make yourself better . Read my book #offthebenchleadership or another ... but read 

Ian Berry's curator insight, June 24, 7:37 PM
What I do is compare recommended reading lists When the same books appear I get them As is this case with this list a few make my lists too http://www.ianberry.biz/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IanBerrysrecommendedreadinglist.pdf
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3 Strategies To Accept Positive Feedback And Own Your Successes

3 Strategies To Accept Positive Feedback And Own Your Successes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Let's call this call this curator friend Cynthia. Cynthia wrote back, “Two other curators worked with me on this (and may join us!), so I can’t take full credit.” She asked that I instead reference her with the significantly less exciting descriptor, “one of the curators of this exhibition." She was understandably hesitant to get all the credit and wanted to make clear that there were other people involved with the exhibition. While accurate, the new version was far less descriptive and complimentary than what I’d suggested.

Feel familiar? The balancing act women navigate surrounding self promotion can be exhausting.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 29, 10:57 AM

insight on handing the good with the constructive 

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The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.

 

In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.

 

Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 7:49 PM

Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:29 PM
Are you a coachable leader?  I meet some of the criteria
Bryan Worn's curator insight, February 14, 3:22 PM

All so true , however the key word is that they PRACTICE them.

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Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction. 

 

Whatever your opinion of Musk's plans, his presentation of them was rhetorically effective—and a memorable departure from the tech leader's notoriously dispassionate Twitter voice. In introducing his Mars plan, Musk tapped into two foundational emotions that every effective leader should know how to activate: hope and fear. Here's how.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 11, 2016 5:49 PM

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that without exploiting it.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:39 AM

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How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel

How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Feeling stressed lately? Chances are you're not alone. We carry varying degrees of stress around with us all the time—sometimes more, sometimes less. Does that pressure make us more productive or less? As with so many aspects of human psychology, the answer is: It depends. But what it depends on is something called the Yerkes-Dodson curve, a theory that dates back to 1908. Here's how understanding it can help you channel the stress you may be feeling into energy to get things done.

 

The Yerkes-Dodson curve relates the amount of motivational energy, called "arousal," a person may possess to how well they'll perform at a given task. The basic idea is that at low levels of arousal, people don't perform particularly well. In this state, people aren't all that motivated to get much done. That helps explain why being totally stress-free can breed laziness or complacency, and also why some of your most productive days are those when the clock is ticking for you to wrap up a big projec


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 30, 2016 4:20 AM
Stress, surprisingly is a precursor for success! Some of the best art forms were produced in times of stress. The poet P.B. Shelley wrote 'Ode to the Westwind' when he was undergoing a lot of difficulties in life. The poem was to become one of the best works of poetry. It is for this reason that we need to understand that stress can be turned around and made into a tool for promoting success!
Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 30, 2016 3:34 PM
Interesting... I always thought the whole 'I work well under pressure' was a bit of a cliché but it turns out to be true
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 1, 2016 5:57 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about productivity. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about business management can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people

A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness, and status, we have lost our authenticity.

 

We have lost morals and what it means to be ourselves. So many are caught up in following the crowd they have gotten lost in it. How can any type of true success come from being a follower?

 

Followers are lost to their authenticity and are chasers of "status" and "wealth." Followers are competitive, insecure, and consistently positioning and provoking to one-up each other. The stand-out successes we all admire are not in the crowd, they aren’t chasing cash, or being cool.

 

It doesn’t mean they don’t love nice things or indulge in them; it means they approach success from a different mindset.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 25, 2016 11:13 AM
A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:11 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in self-knowledge, please visit http://conexaoavatar.com

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Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening

Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

There is no leadership, personal or organizational, without listening. In fact, ability to truly listen (and not just hear) is the foundation of having a conversation, building trust, influencing others, resolving conflicts, driving your vision, building relationships, implementing change and...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=listening

 


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 31, 2016 7:45 AM

Very interesting topic written attractively and with great content. I believe that
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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, November 1, 2016 8:44 AM
Leading starts with listening. Key idea, specially for the younger...
Brad Merrick's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:50 PM
Being able to listen with focus and empathy is key, whereby those in our care feel supported and heard. In a world where everyone is so busy and time often seems to be the commodity that we have the least of, this diagram really serves to remind us that we need to listen constructively, suggest skilfully and try to understand the emotion of those we are engaging with in all that we do. Purposeful listening rather than just hearing is key.
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How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups

How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

In spite of a significant imbalance between male and female leaders in business, new research from the University at Buffalo's School of Management suggests that in collaborative work environments where women are outnumbered, they often emerge as the natural group leader.

 

The findings fly in the face of the reality of the U.S. workforce, where many fail to recognize the extent of the female leadership gap. Women represent just 3% of new CEOs in the U.S., 5.1% of Fortune 1000 CEOs, and 4% of Standard and Poor’s 500 CEOs. A recent survey by the Rockefeller Foundation also found that nine in 10 respondents thought there were more female business leaders than there really are, and further research by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University found that those women are more likely to be targeted by shareholder activism.

 

"We tend to see the man as more leader-like than the woman," says lead author Jim Lemoine, in a video interview by UB School of Management. "What we were interested in in this research were exceptions to the rule."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 13, 2016 6:37 PM

Women are more likely to take command in collaborative work environments including those that are predominantly male.

Judies Frady's curator insight, September 14, 2016 3:26 AM
in fact, it is sad to say that women are really difficult to become leader or enter executive levels......
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5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work

5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

We all want to find happiness at work and at home, but 24% of U.S. employees say the balancing act is getting tougher to manage, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY). That’s because work is spilling into time that should be spent on personal pursuits. About half of managers work more than 40 hours a week, the EY report found, and a study by Project: Time Off found that the majority (55%) of us end the year without taking advantage of paid time off. That unused vacation time totals 658 million days.

 

But happiness experts say work-life balance is a myth. Work life and home life aren’t separate; there’s just "life," and happiness comes from figuring out a way to combine the two seamlessly.

 

"People who are highly resilient don’t see the day in terms of separation," says Maria Sirois, clinical psychologist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. "There isn’t work me versus home me. Ninety percent of success of life is about who we are and what we bring to the day at work and at home."


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Nelly Renard's curator insight, August 24, 2016 2:06 AM
People who are highly resilient don’t see the day in terms of separation," says Maria Sirois, clinical psychologist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. "There isn’t work me versus home me. Ninety percent of success of life is about who we are and what we bring to the day at work and at home."
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 24, 2016 9:14 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Haidi Furnell's curator insight, March 21, 3:57 AM

The work/life balance is with we all struggle with every day. Living and working in a remote area, I find it challenging to separate my work life from my home life. It’s extremely important to put things in place to ensure you are getting the most out of each and can separate the two. Making health and wellbeing a priority can help you manage the stresses that come with work. Simply eating healthy and exercising daily can make a huge impact on your mental health, as well as ensuring you are sleeping properly and have energy for the next day, rather than thinking about work all night. You can ensure you have time each night with no phones or laptop devices, and create habits/routines which trick your mind into knowing you are home and not at work. There are millions of things you can put in place and not only will you, but your family and colleagues benefit.

 

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Does Your Workplace Help You? Or Is It Actually Derailing Your Potential? - Forbes

Does Your Workplace Help You? Or Is It Actually Derailing Your Potential? - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Stand-up desks, wellness programs, flexible schedules, financial consulting, access to health professionals, and a strong emphasis on employee recognition have all recently become focal points at many workplaces. It makes you wonder why leaders are suddenly so keen to create workspaces and cultures that bind teams together and make employees (dare we say it) happy and healthy to be at work.

 

Our world, as we’ve seen recently in the news, isn’t getting any softer. However, research shows that companies that focus on creating happy, healthier, motivating, and appreciative workplaces are onto something profound—even, and maybe especially, during turbulent times. It’s not about creating atmospheres lined with rainbows and butterflies either. Instead, these studies prove the “hard” impact a workplace environment has on productivity and engagement—on both the individual and team level.

Read on to discover which traits in your workplace are helping you achieve your best possible outcomes, and which might be derailing your potential.

 

You’ve got allotted breaks—and you take them.

It sounds almost too good to be true, but research has shown that regular breaks are crucial to productivity. Your brain needs a breather in between tasks so it can fully focus and engage when you need it to. In fact, the most productive employees take a full 17-minute break for every 52 minutes of concentration. Try their pattern out for a day, and see if it makes a difference. Even switching to a simpler task can count as a breather. Just remember the benefits of taking a break the next time you’re tempted to skip yours—because even just five minutes off can make a big difference.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 2016 6:44 PM

Read on to discover which traits in your workplace are helping you achieve your best possible outcomes, and which might be derailing your potential.

S3 Inc's curator insight, July 22, 2016 10:32 AM

Having a healthy, fun, and supportive environment at work is so essential to the success of any company! S3 Inc. Huntsville holds many of these same values providing our staff with everything they need to excel. 

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How many of these leadership traits have you mastered?

How many of these leadership traits have you mastered? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

These are the 10 competencies needed to be an effective leader.


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Today’s Best Leaders Are Reflective and Vulnerable

Today’s Best Leaders Are Reflective and Vulnerable | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Lagging performance is among the most glaring indications something is awry in an organization. Then there are the quieter, less splashy but still foreboding signals: a culture of distrust, the uncomfortable undiscussables, staff disengagement, disorganization — all of which indicate a disconnect that could cost a business tremendously if not addressed.
 

When confronted with a problem, or better yet, before it becomes a problem, leadership consultants Bob Anderson and Bill Adams recommend organizational leaders first turn inward to drive lasting change.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:12 AM

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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, December 15, 2015 2:37 AM

Slightly confusingly written article, but still worth a read!  We develop leaders to be comfortable with their own vulnerability and it shifts the culture of the organisation faster than anything else I've seen across 30 years of corporate life!

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, December 18, 2015 5:41 PM

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How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story

How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A case study of a swimwear company.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:45 AM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 2014 1:28 AM

Such a simple template that can help provide an outline for your story.


Once upon a time there was (insert a name who exemplifies your target customer/consumer) …. . Every day he/she (insert his/her frustration or job to be done) …. . One day we developed (insert the product/solution and what are actually the 2-3 things we offer or not) … . Until finally (insert the end result for the customer/consumer compared to competition)

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:49 AM

love this!

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How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 7, 10:59 AM
The secret comes down to three words: People over profit. And when that happens, companies will actually make more profit. Imagine that.
 
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To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 AM
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:23 PM
I think this is an underused tool in many professions. Moreover, we do not journal about what we experience and how we feel about those experiences. We want to shape the world without reshaping ourselves.
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Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders

Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For businesses in crisis, whether in a restructuring or taking steps to avoid one, the stakes cannot get any higher. In these situations, messages matter – not only their content but also their structure, the channel, the timing, and the tone they’re delivered in. What, when and how executives communicate during a crisis is critical and can have a dramatic effect on the change process and resulting outcomes. That’s why we’ve developed a set of principles that business leaders can follow to communicate more effectively – and empathetically – during a crisis.


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4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile

4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Let’s just call it evolution. Take a quick trip to the other side of town, the other side of the country, or even the other side of the world, and it quickly becomes evident that our lives have drastically evolved due to technology.  Gone are the days of walking into any old restaurant and hoping for the best meal. Today we ask our smart devices where we can find the best burritos.  Need a good Pilates class? We quickly check Yelp reviews.  And, instead of filing those business cards we collected in a drawer, we simply go back to the office to connect on LinkedIn. And, here lies the problem. Many of us, especially leaders who aren’t looking for a job, aren’t doing a very good job putting our best profile forward.

 

“Tacky photos, incomplete sentences, poor spelling or grammar, and a lack of effort placed on who you are and what you stand for vs. just focusing on what you've accomplished in your career, are a few turn-offs for our team,” says Brian Mohr, cofounder and managing director of executive search firm, Y Scouts, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. “LinkedIn reveals how people present themselves to the world of business.”

 

Mohr’s statements, as an executive recruiting professional, may not be all that surprising, until you consider the level of employee his firm is looking to recruit—the rock star leader who probably doesn’t have their next career move on their radar.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, December 7, 2016 9:39 PM
Some great tips for everyone not just leaders...
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 8, 2016 3:54 AM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Bryan Worn's curator insight, December 11, 2016 2:55 PM

It is better to fix these things early before you need to.

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Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified?

Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

There it is: your dream job. There’s just one problem. You don’t meet all the qualifications.

 

It's a conundrum. Should you channel your inner life coach and go for it? Or should you follow the rules and wait until you have the right experience or credentials? If you sit it out, you may miss a great opportunity. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste your time or, worse, alienate hiring managers by wasting theirs.

 

It’s a tough question, but you should almost always err on the side of "go for it," says career expert Cynthia Shapiro author of What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. After all, everyone has to take a job that stretches skills if they want to move ahead. Before you do, these career coaches and recruiters recommend asking yourself these six questions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 27, 2016 4:48 PM

Recruiters weigh in with some surprising advice on the importance of being qualified to get the job you want.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 28, 2016 4:23 PM
I think the percentage should be closer to 75 - 80% match before applying for your dream role, but overall a good read.
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5 Ways Work Will Change In 2017

5 Ways Work Will Change In 2017 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Though 2016 may have felt like a tumultuous year, a variety of factors are poised to ripple through 2017, further disrupting business as usual.

 

That's according to Brian Kropp, the human resources practice leader for CEB. The best practice insight and technology company that works with 20,000 senior leaders at 10,000 organizations worldwide gathered and analyzed internal and external data to look at broader trends that will influence the way we work next year. Kropp says major changes in public policy, technology, and employee demands will shape the challenges faced by business leaders and employees in the year to come.

 

Among the key factors driving this change is one that stems from the 2008 financial crisis. Throughout the recovery period organizations of all shapes and sizes have had to learn how to do more with less, and are now unable to get much leaner.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 1, 2016 5:50 PM

From new federal regulations to automation, these are some of the factors that will force companies to adapt in 2017.

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5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Emotional intelligence predicts people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, and achieve success. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and career success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional intelligence can be acquired and improved with practice. So, how can we tell if someone’s got it or not? Here are five signs of people with high emotional intelligence. These are qualities that are easy to assess in every day situations.

 

Sign No. 1: They handle criticism without denial, blame, excuses or anxiety.

One of the hallmarks of high emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is a deep understanding of what makes us tick; what angers us, makes us happy, bores and interests us. It’s also means that we can appraise ourselves, faults and all, with great honesty and clarity. So when people with high emotional intelligence make a mistake and get criticized for it, it doesn’t send them into an emotional tailspin. It’s simply a fact to be noted, analyzed and corrected.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 12, 2016 11:57 PM
They maintain their cool in the event of a crisis, they manage deadlines, and they are able to rise to the toughest challenges with a smile on their lips. They are professionals with emotional intelligence. 
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 13, 2016 5:54 AM

Emotional Intelligence is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about self-knowledge can be read in http://conexaoavatar.com  

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How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader

How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. So when you’re the leader, your job directly impacts employee retention. While some people are naturally good at managing others, all of us have strengths and weaknesses that can affect our relationships with members of the team.
 

"When you’re in charge, your opinion takes up more space than others’, whether you intend it or not," says Jonathan Raymond, author of Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. "What you say and do carries more weight. It’s only a bad thing when it’s disempowering and demotivating others from finding their own voice."

 

Looking at yourself as a whole can help you sidestep the pitfalls and become a better leader, says Raymond, who is principal at the management-training company Refound. "You can’t think about your strengths without your weaknesses; weaknesses are based in strengths," he says. "For example, the traits that made Steve Jobs a genius also made him difficult to work for."

 

Leaders fall into three categories, says Raymond: fixers, fighters, and friends. When you identify which one you are, you can use your strengths to motivate others and acknowledge your weaknesses so they don’t negatively affect your team.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 30, 2016 6:50 PM

Fixer, fighter, or friend? Which leadership style you use, and how you can use it better to succeed.

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Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring

Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In the last 30 years, our work WIIFMs have changed dramatically. Across generations, people want the time they spend blending work and life to accrue tangible benefits beyond just a paycheck. Increasingly we prioritize a greater sense of purpose and an opportunity to improve our skills and knowledge nearly as much, and sometimes more, than we prioritize pay.

 

In competitive roles such as engineering, data analytics and biogenetics, the ability to prove and then improve our marketable skills is critical for career progression and talented people instinctively know this. When evaluating a job opportunity, they strategically weigh their opportunity to learn or gain a unique experience as much as they weigh their compensation and benefits package.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 21, 2016 6:45 PM

If you haven't already prioritized coaching in your hiring strategy, the time is now.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 23, 2016 6:43 AM
Coaching is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about coaching can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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How to Create a Loyal Customer in Under Five Minutes - Forbes

How to Create a Loyal Customer in Under Five Minutes - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Every CEO, marketer and entrepreneur wants their business to “stand out”, to rise up out of the noise of the competition and grab the hearts and minds of consumers and clients. They want raving fans lining up for their products and services. They want repeat business and loyalty. Who wouldn’t?

 

When you have raving fans, you get the two most coveted things in 21st century marketing — word of mouth and “social proof”, in the form of positive reviews and spontaneous, unequivocal social promotion.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 30, 2016 2:05 AM

When you have raving fans, you get the two most coveted things in 21st century marketing -- word of mouth and “social proof”, in the form of positive reviews and spontaneous, unequivocal social promotion

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The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes

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If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are fewer managers than employees, and there are a very small number of executives at the top of the organization, calling the shots.

Since the typical organization has lots of non-management employees and only a small number of senior-level leaders, it stands to reason that every minute of a highly-placed executive’s day has great impact. The decisions C-level leaders make have huge ramifications on everything from the company’s stock price tomorrow to the firm’s existence or nonexistence five years from now.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 7, 2016 4:29 PM

What does our obsession with time-keeping at work say about us as leaders?

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Effective Leadership And Storytelling - "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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As human beings we love a good story, which is why theatre, cinema and TV are so popular. So, how well can you tell the story of your business?  Maybe, it's something to brush up on.
On the other hand, whenever I've visited a new client, gone to have a look at their factory or new office, I enjoy hearing "their story" and they really enjoy telling it. Their business is precious to them , and they've had hurdles to jump to get it to where it is now. So, apart from being a good storyteller, it's important to be a good listener too!

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 15, 2015 8:04 AM

While this is an infomercial, I wonder how we can use story telling with students and even parents when trying to teach knowledge and skills. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 2015 10:24 PM

Good book promo and good insights In reality story-telling or as I prefer to call it story-sharing essential to build bridges from what is to what can be. Candid & convivial conversations are what's vital to actually crossing the bridges

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 2015 1:54 AM

Storytelling et leadership voilà deux domaines qui peuvent aller ensemble pour motiver les étudiants ou les employées. C'est le même combat.