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I'm the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me? Research Results on Executive Likability

I'm the Boss!  Why Should I Care If You Like Me?  Research Results on Executive Likability | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Bad news for mean bosses.  In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms of overall leadership effectiveness — that's approximately one out of 2,000.

360 data from these 50,000+ leaders highlighted seven key steps executives can take to substantially increase their likability.

 

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Increase positive emotional connections with others.... If a leader is angry or frustrated, those feelings will spread to others. Conversely, if a leader is positive and optimistic, those emotions also spread. Be aware of your emotional state and work to spread the positive emotions.

    

Display rock solid integrity. Do others trust you to keep your commitments and promises? Are others confident that you will be fair and do the right thing? 

   
Be a coach, mentor, and teacher. Most people have fond and positive memories of coaches and mentors. Helping others develop is a gift that is never forgotten.

Be an inspiration. Most leaders know very well how to drive for results. ...The most successful leaders ...also ...roll up their sleeves ...and pitch in with the team. They communicate powerfully. Inspiring leaders...are more likeable.

 


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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It takes real humility to ask subordinates for feedback on your performance.  The purpose in doing so is not to expect to hear how good you are, but to hear what you need to work on.  We all have leadership 'blind spots' requiring the benefit of trusted people, ideally honest and critical subordinates, to tell us when we wear 'no clothes.'  If you're open and honest to feedback, and pay attention to the likability characteristics here, you WILL increase your leadership quotient.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:05 PM

Like or dislike, integrity also connects to respect:  "Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:07 PM

Also scooped to Careers and Self-Awareness Strength.  ~  Deb

Manish Puranik's curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:32 AM

...The most successful leaders ...also ...roll up their sleeves ...and pitch in with the team. They communicate powerfully. Inspiring leaders...are more likeable...

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How Leading From the Heart Will Change Your Organization

How Leading From the Heart Will Change Your Organization | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A heart-led leader humbly serves others. They are genuine, sincere, transparent and vulnerable. Tommy Spaulding explains why they also get better results.
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It's all about servant leadership...

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Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Why you need one and how to create it.
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A good piece that takes the mentoring concept to a new level.  I have a good friend who does this with great effect and gets a lot of good advice and perspectives to help advise his career along with his personal life.

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What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday

What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
What Successful People Do Within the First 10 Minutes of the Workday: These 10 steps will make sure you kick the day ...
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Great read on tips for starting your work day out right!

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The Leadership Behavior Employees Most Want

The Leadership Behavior Employees Most Want | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We often search for the most important thing. Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University, along with other researchers, believe the leadership behavior that employees most want ...
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Good, short piece on RESPECT.

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Simple but powerful insights.

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9 Sure Signs You're Working Too Hard to Be Effective

There's a limit to hard work. Know when yours becomes unproductive.
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Any good leader riding the edge of his/her abilities suffers any one of these from time to time.

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Honoring Your Inner Wisdom to Optimize Your Leadership Presence

Leadership is not just about leading, it's about honoring your truth.
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I often counsel leaders about going with their initial gut instincts when it comes to judgment and decision making.  Of course, this is honed with the lens of experience and it often does not fail us.  This piece gets after that concept.

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5 Leadership Fallacies To Dispel

5 Leadership Fallacies To Dispel | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn these 5 leadership fallacies and build your leadership context.
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Many have seen this type of advice before. Read #3 carefully, though, as we tend to apply the same hammer to every leadership nail.
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Thinking Like a Leader: Three Big Shifts

Adopt a leadership mind-set before you try to lead.
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Great insight into what it really means to present as a good leader.

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time management for leaders

time management for leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The best time-management tools, the most aggressive boundary-setting strategies and administrative gatekeepers cannot contain your expanding commitments.
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Interesting techniques for simplifying your busy work life and getting back to the core.  Ultimately, these ideas should help you think better and more clearly about the important things. 

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Toxic Types Hurt Office Morale; Take On Troublemakers

Toxic Types Hurt Office Morale; Take On Troublemakers | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Workers with bad attitudes bring teams down. But managers are often reluctant to face the problem. How a carefully worded encounter can turn them around.
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Toxic teammates are like a poison or virus that saps the collective strength from the team.  Here are some techniques for dealing with these kinds of situations.

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21 Secrets Of Success I Learned From Working With The Military's Best Generals | Task & Purpose

21 Secrets Of Success I Learned From Working With The Military's Best Generals | Task & Purpose | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A former military aide-de-camp shares the 21 habits his bosses exhibited that led them to success.
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Great insights for both military leaders and business executives.

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So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There's something that has to come before all the hard lessons - your leadership destiny needs to be unlocked, by using a simple notepad and pen.
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Terry’s Eight New Rules Of the Leadership Road

Rule #1 – Don’t worry about that which you cannot control

Rule #2 – Work on things you CAN control

Rule #3 – Sometimes, s**t happens, get over it and move on

Rule #4 – Don’t give up (life is difficult, remember?)

Rule #5 – Try to take some useful satisfaction over previously trivial matters

Rule #6 – Stay in touch with family and friends – these are the people who can bring you joy and laughter

Rule #7 – Keep smiling; people will always wonder what you’re up to – rise above it!

Rule #8 – Don’t take life seriously, because nobody ever got out of it alive (how soon you forget)

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Do Men and Women Lead Differently?

Do Men and Women Lead Differently? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Different leadership styles suggest that talent managers should refocus their development strategies.
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Excellent research to assist in understanding how men and women lead differently.

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Great Leadership: So You Want to Be a Leader? You Better Find a Mentor

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Tips on how to find a mentor that fits your style.

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What's your story? Leadership and storytelling

What's your story? Leadership and storytelling | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Storytelling -- once the stuff of childhood nighttime rituals -- has grown up and is quickly becoming a go-to tool in the very adult world of business.
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I love this piece because it not only sanctions the power of telling your story with all of its imperfections, it gives you tips on how to do it effectively.

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Just Trust Me

Just Trust Me | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
  Imagine telling someone: “I’m going to be taking you on a long, dangerous, and difficult trip. There will be times you are likely to be very uncomfortable, and there may be terrible storms. I’m not going to tell you where we are going, why we are going, where we are going, or how we …
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A good piece from Lolly Daskal on trust.

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21 Things You'll Never Regret As a Leader

21 Things You'll Never Regret As a Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’ve led anything for any length of time, you already have some regrets. You wish you could get back some situations, redo some moments and in some cases, start over again. Why is that? If you look for common threads, you’ll often discover the problem was not in the situation, it was in how …
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An EXCEPTIONAL article for today and every day.  RECOMMEND!!

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6 Ways Beloved Leaders Demonstrate Strength and Empathy

6 Ways Beloved Leaders Demonstrate Strength and Empathy | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Insensitive leaders are tolerated in good times but only empathetic leaders can be confident the team will rally in crisis.
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Short piece on determining your task (strength) vs people (happy)skills.

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How Effective Leaders Handle Criticism

All leaders have their critics. From Ellen Pao to Donald Trump, some handle it better than others.
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Great advice and insight on how to respond, react and behave when inevitable criticism comes your way.
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How to Command a Room

How to Command a Room | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The journalist had three questions:1. “How can you walk into a room and command it?”2. “How might this work for introverts?”3. “And how can these abilities help in the business world?”This is how I answered him.
How to command a room: It's all about appearances, and appearance is all about confidence.
 Walk with purpose. Straighten up. Dress like a million bucks. Smile. (To win even more attention, bring a wingperson with you. Working together, you meet more people, faster, introducing each other to new contacts and then introducing those new cont
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Very insightful thoughts on a topic many fear--speaking in large crowds and commanding a room.

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Great Leaders Serve: What Do Leaders Do?

Great Leaders Serve: What Do Leaders Do? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How many times are you tempted to answer a question with a question? This is actually a good leadership practice. The more we help others think, the better
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Asking good questions is a hallmark of any leader.  What are some others?  This piece provides some nuggets.

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5 Famous Business Leaders on the Power of Mentorship

5 Famous Business Leaders on the Power of Mentorship | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Robert Herjavec and more share formative experiences that went on to shape their careers.
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A great piece on mentorship and how to get the most from both sides of the relationship.  Timely, too, in that the US Air Force recently launched a new formal mentorship system to enhance the informal processes already in place.

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The difference between a great leader and a good one

The difference between a great leader and a good one | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders are humble enough to admit their weaknesses and seek out employees who can fill these voids.
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Great points on how to humbly lead teams and create synergistic effects. 

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The Fine Line Between Friendship and Leadership - Lolly Daskal | Leadership Development

The Fine Line Between Friendship and Leadership - Lolly Daskal | Leadership Development | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
As you walk the fine line between friendship and leadership, remember the importance and interconnectedness of both
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More great wisdom from Lolly Daskal!

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What is good leadership?

What is good leadership? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There are many facets that make up a good leader - Matt Driscoll from Thales Learning & Development tries to unravel what makes a leader great
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Another great piece for your Tuesday reading.

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