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What's the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

What's the Difference Between Leadership and Management? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Management and leadership practises were once just a subject for TV sitcoms – the Office's David Brent, a master of 'management speak', was celebrated as an example of all that is bad about bosses.


But recent scandals, such as those concerning the BBC, NHS and the banking sector, have forced the debate about management and leadership up the agenda. Employers and politicians alike are now asking how our public and private bodies should be organised – and how we can prepare the next generation of leaders.


Key to the problem is understanding the difference between management and leadership, says John Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita professor of leadership at Harvard University. He fears that too often, employers use the terms synonymously.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:07 PM

While management and leadership are distinct concepts, there is a natural overlap between the skills they require. Rebecca Ratcliffe explores

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:41 AM

The turth is, we need both leaders and managers. One cannot exist without the other. Too often wwe look for ways to segregate ourselves along artificial lines. The key is to build bridges that unite and define, not barriers that divide and deminish. 

Enzo Guardino's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:37 PM

Very interesting article by Rebecca Ratcliffe

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.


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As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test. 

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 24, 3:45 PM

Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 24, 11:06 PM

I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

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Agile Transformation Through Effective Change Management Part-2

Agile Transformation Through Effective Change Management Part-2 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Last month’s article presented ways in which the first four stages of Dr. Kotter’s eight-stage change process model can be applied when attempting to...
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You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities

You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Whether you are the CEO of a large and prosperous company or an employee whom others depend on, the qualities of true leadership are identical.

Leadership is often confused with authority, but a leader can be anyone at the company -- even an entry-level employee. You can see the impact these key employees have on the productivity, effectiveness and morale of their colleagues and sometimes even their managers.

 


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 15, 11:43 AM

By David Hassell. 10 characteristics of #Leading CEO's

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How Young Leaders Manage Older Employees

Managing employees who are older than you can come with a number of challenges. However, today more and more managers and business leaders are younger than the employees they manage. This is especial…

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, February 8, 1:18 PM

This is a two way street. Younger bosses need to realize all the skills and experience older workers can bring and what a valuable asset they can be to the company.  While older workers need to realize that although the boss is younger, they still should support and respect them the best they can.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 AM

Talent comes in all hsapes and sizes... all genrations and diversities. The great ones recognize that and use it to their advantage. Teamwork and collaboration trumps age.

Paulette Steele's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 PM

So relevant these days!

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Delivering Bad News: Communicating Well Under Pressure

Delivering Bad News: Communicating Well Under Pressure | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
No one likes having to deliver bad news, but if you do, here are some tips for delivering bad news with openness and grace.

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Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, February 6, 9:28 AM

Honesty, empathy and clarity are key to a good communication.

It's even more true when you have to deliver  bad news...

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Winston Churchill: In a class of his own for his vision, leadership and persistence

Winston Churchill:  In a class of his own for his vision, leadership and persistence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times?

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 28, 8:01 PM

There has been no one remotely like Churchill, before or since.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 29, 3:43 AM

You dig for models where you possibly find them... "It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times?" IMHO: both do each other...:-)))


What a character!

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 30, 8:25 AM

History shows this man to be a great leader.

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How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift

How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures.
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Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement

Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Most startup founders hit a point where they need to put a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) in place for their company. And many entrepreneurs are out of their depth without knowing it.
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How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Increasingly, business consultants, scholars, and executives are coming to the conclusion that culture is the prime driver of organizational performance. Despite the prevalence of that point of view, however, there’s little agreement about what culture is or what it entails.

You can’t see it, touch it, or measure it, yet culture is said to explain why some companies fare better than others. The authors of the year’s three best business books on culture, one of which is a novel, explore the elusive subject from widely divergent perspectives, but all end up confirming that it is the single most powerful influence on how people behave in organizations.


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, January 7, 3:20 PM

Guest post by James O'Toole on #Leadership

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Why Mobile Content Strategy Is Important To PR

Why Mobile Content Strategy Is Important To PR | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Seems like every year we hear this year is going to be the year of mobile. Well, it’s finally arrived. One of the biggest shifts since the Internet became part of our lives occurred in 2014. In Jun…
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Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015

Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is coming of age, but we need a common sense shake up for the medium to truly deliver for brands next year
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How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog

How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Forming an effective content marketing strategy for your blog is like setting up moves in a chess match.
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What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party

What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The anti-bullying laws policed by the Fair Work Commission mean your staff can literally never be left to their own device at your business’s Christmas party, writes DLA Piper partner Rick Catanzariti.
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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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Uma Sundaram's curator insight, February 23, 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the book "The Circle of 9 muses"

 

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 8:10 AM

The need to take a story and put it into an appropriate avenue of communication is important especially if innovation can let us be better storytellers and engage others more effectively.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 1, 11:23 PM

The importance of storytelling for leadership!

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Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans?

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What’s the distance between your company culture and your brand? Answer: There shouldn’t be any. A company culture that’s authentic and deep will translate through the employer brand, conveying the same tone, the same mission, the same values to job seekers and new hires that it does to fully entrenched [...]

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Andres Jordan's curator insight, February 17, 9:47 AM

Wow, here is a provocative statement. 

 

Our mercantile minds have become so optimized to derive maximum margins that we tend to forget that it all starts with us, ahem, humans.

But why trust me on this. Just google Steve Jobs and/ or Richard Branson, or a myriad of other thinkers about what they have to say.

 

In the beginning there are neurons firing in each or our brains deriving a new idea or insight. Everything else comes later. So, value your humans. And, btw, they are not "resources" they are creative agents of change - if allowed to be. 

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10 Best Places To Get Free Images

10 Best Places To Get Free Images | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

More and more, you can find images online that allow for use on your blog, or in any creative work, without copyright restrictions or having to pay for licenses.

Searching for stock images can be a difficult and time-wasting task. So take a look at these websites to save you time and possibly frustration.


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Damien O'Dwyer's curator insight, February 12, 6:38 AM

With I.Stock being owned by G.etty now, cost of images rising fast. Here are some free alternatives!

calliope kritikou's curator insight, February 13, 3:31 AM

πολύ αναλυτικό και ενδιαφέρον!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 19, 4:36 AM

 

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10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss

10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a project manager.

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Five apps that could revolutionise how you do business

Five apps that could revolutionise how you do business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
There are some very handy apps that can allow you to operate your business on the go – or completely change the way you do things.
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4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People

4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
German novelist and playwright Gustav Freytag wanted to understand how storytelling impacted the human psyche. He wondered, “What makes a story so engaging that it changes a person’s behavior?” After studying William Shakespeare’s work, Freytag designed a map of storytelling—a key that explained why the man considered ‘the greatest writer [...]

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 26, 12:47 PM

The best leaders are definitely story-tellers?

Matthew Farmer's curator insight, January 27, 1:53 AM

Powerful stories are told with conviction and the most powerful are often told on the basis of personal experience. 


Learning to articulate your powerful personal learning experiences as stories will not only help you to reflect on your learning and therefore make it more powerful, but also help you share your learning with others and influence them to take action.  Leadership indeed!

James Hutchison's curator insight, January 28, 11:01 AM

Of course you reach people by telling stories - it's how we make sense out of life - you can give the theory but you have to provide real world examples and that's why we have stories. Stories help us understand life. But if you tell a story to teach a moral I would suggest that unless you live by that story's moral lesson it doesn't matter how many stories you tell - nobody will believe you. Telling a good story is one thing but having integrity is another.

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As we approach the end of January, a time when you might begin to feel discouraged about lack of progress toward your New Year's Resolutions, I'd like to share some of my favorite quotes on goals and planning. If we want to succeed with our resolutions, we need to make them measurable and attainable. Breaking them down into specific goals allows us to do that. 

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Good time to be reviewing your objectives for not only this year, but the next three to five...

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How Resilience Works

How Resilience Works | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

 This is a fascinating 'classic' HBR article from 2002, written by Diane Coutu on the rather elusive (but highly valued) quality of resilience.


Coutu suggests that resilience can be learned (although its not straightforward) and she identified that three qualities that help to define people's abilities to be able to get through periods of great adversity and bounce back after major setbacks:


  • The ability to Face Down Reality and see things as they really are rather than with rose-tint
  • Finding meaning and purpose in times of adversity that building a bridge to a better imagine future state
  • A habit of ritualised ingenuity - being able to improvise solutions and workarounds when presented with challenges 


According to one of her interviewees, " More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.”



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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, January 15, 2:02 AM

Although written some time ago, I think the messages in this work are likely to be timeless.

Joyce Layman's curator insight, January 15, 10:44 AM

A must read!

Eric Payne's curator insight, January 27, 5:20 PM

Okay, so we've been talking about resilience for awhile now.

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Fostering leadership: confessions of a mega-company founder

Fostering leadership: confessions of a mega-company founder | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Fostering leadership in your company or team can be a tremendous challenge, but the founder of a multi-billion dollar company tells us how their brand has done just that.

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Dave Guerra's curator insight, January 7, 11:36 AM

Founder, CEO, Custodian, Receptionist it doesn't matter, EVERYONE must foster leadership otherwise why bother?

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Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers

Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When you know that your company will never be the low-cost producer nor will it ever have enough cash to outspend the big cat, there’s no choice but to find other ways to skin that cat. …
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Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For busy entrepreneurs, here are the top four habits that need to go on your “stop doing” list if you want to see more productivity, innovation and success. When a company owner decides what he or she is going to stop doing, the results quickly become apparent. There’s more time and energy for the things that grow the business and inspire workers and leaders and less time spent on those things that are old, stagnant habits. Start with just one thing that you’re going to stop doing and work your way from there to create an even better business in the new year.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 2014 6:25 AM

Thinking about resolutions? 4 ideas to rejuvenate your leadership next year by shedding unhelpful habits.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:53 AM

Now a days a welcome trend of talking about having a 'not-to-do or stop-doing list' is becoming quite popular.

Here are 4 really good things busy leaders and entrepreneurs can add to their stop-doing list!

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Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude

Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s a decision that almost everyone finds themselves faced with at some point – accept a job that pays more money even though it requires a longer commute or stay in your current job. It’s easy be tempted by a lucrative opportunity that appears to be the key to success and happiness, but research shows the detriment of a longer commute may outweigh the benefits of earning more money.


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Jillian Mazza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:47 PM

future food for thought

David Cruzate's curator insight, December 10, 2014 2:34 PM

Muy Interesante!!!! Excepcional!!!

Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2014 2:49 AM

NIce ................????