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Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money

Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
New research shows Millennials are less interested in financial security and more concerned with job fulfilment
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Setting aside the specifics of this piece and focusing on the general traits of the millenials provides valuable insight to leading and managing this ever-growing segment of the workforce.  Gen X'ers like myself, and baby boomer bosses MUST study millenial trends and characteristics if we are to effectively lead, manage and work with them.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:45 PM

I don't think it is just Gen Y. I left a great paying job. because I was doing someone's work besides what made me whole. I think there are many others like me, who are older, who would leave if they knew how.

David Hain's curator insight, February 22, 3:25 AM

What makes you rich?  Maybe not money...

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10 Things Employees Really Need to Hear From You

10 Things Employees Really Need to Hear From You | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A former CEO provides the exact words you need to say when employees need a morale boost.
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Employees don't ask for much, however, employers often undervalue their accomplishments which often get lost in the busy-ness of the day. Take time to say thanks and use these often unspoken phrases to motivate and appreciate your work force.
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Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack. | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind.
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Thinking critically and strategically doesn't come natural to most people.  The good news is that it can be taught and learned by willing students.  The seminar version of this type of thinking is typified by the Socratic approach, which consists of breaking down arguments through verbal parry, including challenging assumptions buttressing an argument.  This piece offers 3 suggestions and gives examples how one might implement this approach.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 8, 12:44 AM

Leaders need to realize that while it is easier to simply hold on to old assumptions, eventually that course of action can prove disastrous.

Sabine Henrichfreise's curator insight, April 8, 2:39 AM

Self Mastery stars with challenging our assumptions and beliefs. 

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Good vs Bad Leadership (Leadership Skills Training Series Article)

Good vs Bad Leadership (Leadership Skills Training Series Article) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Discover the leadership skills and techniques essential to driving a culture of excellence. Articles, videos, coaching, book about leadership skills and techniques.
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Very good teaching article with practical examples and situations to help you undertand the difference between good and bad...love it!

 

The most important statement in this article many leaders overlook in their own approach, or fail to realize: "Remember this is a Natural Law (inexorible, inescapable). Treat employees as if they are very important and valuable and you will cause them to feel and become this way. They will then treat their work, customers, peers and management this way."  By contrast, then, bad leadership is the obverse, as characterized here: "attempting to control employees through orders, policies, rules, goals, targets, reports, visions, bureaucracy, and changes all designed to almost force employees to work and to create and deliver what management considers to be satisfactory products and services."

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The 7 Things Successful People Never Say

The 7 Things Successful People Never Say | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You want to be successful. Everyone does. But your actual words might be undermining your chances of success. The things you say in the office, no matter how innocuous they seem to you, might be
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If you've ever caught yourself thinking or saying any of these things, you may be in the wrong job, profession, etc.

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How Leaders Can Lower High Anxiety | BusinessBlogs Hub

How Leaders Can Lower High Anxiety | BusinessBlogs Hub | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
All of us experience anxiety. Even today I experienced it as I was driving through Boston on my way to appointments in Rhode Island.
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Through my long experience in the Air Force, and even before that in the Order of DeMolay, I learned to cope with anxiety.  Notice I said learned!  Many people do not know how to cope with anxiety as it manifests from fear, lack of self confidence, a history of failures, or any number of other reasons.  Understanding the source of your anxiety and fears and deconstructing them head-on creates experiences that build upon one another such that one becomes equipped to face any situation.  It's like Neo at the end of the Matrix--once he figures it out, he has tapped into his limitless potential to respond to crises and anxiety of every sort.

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What Keeps You Going When You Want to Quit?

What Keeps You Going When You Want to Quit? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Everything important requires work. Hard work. And sometimes there is a long arc between the dream and it’s realization. That’s when we want to quit, but that is also where the work and the transformation occur.
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Interestingly, this piece attracted me because of the runner in the picture (as well as the title), and the connection to hard work being required to achieve things of worth.  But it did more than that for me, because as Michael Hyatt gets into the piece, he's primarily talking about the state of marriages and how hard work is required to maintain them--and that it's worth it!  I definitely want the 4 girls in my life to read this one!

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11 Things The Military Teaches You About Leadership

11 Things The Military Teaches You About Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Ex-military officers are disproportionately represented among S&P 500 CEOs. Here's what helps them climb the corporate ladder.
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Unsurprisingly, and thankfully, this piece brings together in a very short piece snippets from CEOs reflecting upon their military experience and how it has benefited their civilian companies--many of which are CEOs.  What strikes me as apropos is this statement:

"Stay calm under pressure:  Morris also likes to compare a CEO to a pilot in bad weather — it's up to him to keep his cool through a storm so his passengers (or shareholders and employees) stay calm. "The last thing you want is to appear to be rattled,""  Why? Because I am a pilot!!
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There are 16 leadership skills, but here’s why you should only worry about two or three

There are 16 leadership skills, but here’s why you should only worry about two or three | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
To be a really great leader, you are better off developing a few things you already do well, than stressing out about your weaknesses.
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Very interesting piece.  First skill is about setting goals, pushing and driving people on--a must for every leader and their value to the organization.  The other 3 include driving performance, “technical and professional excellence”, “honesty and high integrity” and “taking the initiative”.

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on respect and leadership | opensource.com

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on respect and leadership | opensource.com | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst offers some insight on how respect is integral to good leadership and how respect is earned.
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A humble perspective on leadership regarding the earning of respect.  One point in particular that leaders often miss is his point on demonstrating confidence.  Weak, unconfident leaders exercise their authority from a basis of fear, while confident leaders do so based on trust and empowerment.  Confidence doesn't necessarily mean you have all the answers, but means having the confidence to get to the answer through active listening, asking good questions and trusting those around you to give you good advice and counsel.

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If You Want to Lead, You Also Need to Manage

If You Want to Lead, You Also Need to Manage | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We think the key to being a successful leader has to do with vision and strategy. But it is also in nuts-and-bolts management.
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As one who prizes leadership over management, I can't ignore some of the good points of this piece worth noting:  1) "If you reside on the skinny point of the pyramid, then you are responsible for leading, mentoring and coaching."  This applies in every organizational setting and also includes working strategy as the author points out. 2) "Along with all the other responsibilities, the C-suite creates the culture, sets the tone of firm-wide leadership and fosters employees as they rise up the organizational chart."  Also a leadewrship truism. 3) "despite how hands on you need to be, you have to walk that delicate balance to avoid micromanaging."  This is often the fine point that separates leadership fromm management.

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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Firing the naysayers in your head, surrounding yourself with a board...
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Resilience is the common thread to all 4 habits.  Is your glass half full or half empty?  You get to make the choice on how you react to any situation and this determines your resiliency factor.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, March 11, 11:08 AM

I can't tell you how empowered I felt and became when a mentor helped me to identify persistence as one of my strengths.  I was young when I had the aha moment, and it literally changed the way I looked at anything.

 

Resilient people aren't those who are smarter, never make mistakes, or don't fail; however, resilient individuals don't see the small delays as failures.  My mantra has always been "Failure is not an option." 

 

Instead of being inpatient and focusing on what you don't have, it is imporatant to acknowledge progress and keep the goal in sight daily and consistently.

 

Michael Jordon said: 

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

 

Hope you enjoy the article, and until we meet again...PS - Live on Purpose!

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/michaeljor127660.html#ITzWFgDeKjmtCp2m.99
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Chuck Hagel Lunches (And Learns From) Service Members

Chuck Hagel Lunches (And Learns From) Service Members | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
When you want to know what’s going on in an organization, especially a very large one, you talk to the people who make the place run well. That is what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is doing every since he assumed his current position last year. While Hagel was a Senator [...]
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Losing touch with the pulse of your organization??  Then get out and meet with those in the trenches doing the hard work and you'll get great insight while also messaging authentic commitment.

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Learning Leadership from Losers - General Leadership

Learning Leadership from Losers - General Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Celebrate the bad with the good, embrace the demons from your past and make the bad leaders pay by turning it into losers lessons on leadership.
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Someday I plan to write an article exactly like this one as I can certainly attest to the concept.  In learning from bad leaders, what John calls losers, it actually spurns me on to go out of my way to act in the opposite way by which the bad leader demonstrated the loser behavior, and it's been a big motivator for me. 

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What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist'

What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist' | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Gravity Media CEO Yuriy Boykiv says leading people means knowing how to dissect and manage human behavior. In fact, that's the bulk of the job.
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As leaders in your organizations this piece may help inform you of one way to look at how you spend your time.  There is no right balance of percentages...it really does depend on the nature of your business.  The important takeaway is ensuring that mix works for you.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 9, 6:04 AM

Your business card says you're founder and CEO of your business. What it doesn't say is that you're also ceaseless promoter of your business, big-picture visionaire, and manager of people and their emotions.

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Leadership Lessons: 4 Ways to Connect with Younger Workers

Leadership Lessons: 4 Ways to Connect with Younger Workers | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
As more members of Generation Y continue to enter the workforce, today's leaders are adapting their strategy to connect with them and increase engagement. Here's how to do it.
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A Question That Changes Everything

A Question That Changes Everything | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You can’t always choose what happens to you. Accidents and tragedy's happen. But you can choose how you respond to those situations. One of the best ways to begin is to ask yourself the right questions.
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“What does this experience make possible?”--that is the question!  When faced with adversity that doesn't fall neatly into your 'plan,' how do you react?  Do you take it in stride and look continually for the many silver linings, or do you dwell on the aspects of a change in in circumstances at your peril?

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7 Signs Employees Have Lost Faith in You

7 Signs Employees Have Lost Faith in You | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Finding time for self-reflection is not exactly high on the priority list when you run a startup. But it should be--before you have a staff mutiny brewing.
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I hope you never have to experience the employee side of this, however, we can all stand to see if these signs exist in ourworkplaces where we are the boss and to take some time for self-reflection!

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How to prevent leadership from turning toxic

Good leaders can go bad more easily than one might think.
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Excellent piece toxic leadership in the military and they ways they are combatting it.

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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders that try too hard to win people over are the ones that end up losing the respect of their employees – especially when it’s not genuine. The most memorable leaders know how to naturally make a good first impression. They are mindful of what most employees do and don’t expect of them and want to create for them a safe environment that enables engagement. Leadership success is all about people and when leaders forget this fact, they are headed down a path of self-destruction. Here are 14 things every leader should consider if they want to make an unforgettable first impression. Read them carefully and ask yourself which ones you are doing and which ones you still need to introduce.
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Glenn Llopis is wise beyond his years.  At age 30 he was elevated to be the head of a large group of employees many of whom were 20+ years older than he, yet he slipped into his role like a seasoned professional with a caring and genuine commitment to his people at the forefront of his duties.

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Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions?

Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Peter Drucker, considered the leadership guru of the twentieth notes that, “The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly the leader of the future will be a pers...
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The best leaders I have been around ask great open-ended questions that advance the conversation and get other people to open up on their opinions.  This piece captures that idea well: “the quality of life is determined by the quality of the questions we learn to ask…”

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, March 29, 7:54 AM

As a consultant I feel very fortunate to work with some of the most talented leaders and organizations across the globe. 


One of the most powerful leadership questions I have seen leaders ask their teams is so simple yet so powerful..."What can I do to help"?


This article discusses some other suggested questions empowering leaders ask.  If you have powerful questions....please share with us, would love to hear from you.


Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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Yes, You Do Have Time To Mentor--Here's How To Make The Most Of It

Yes, You Do Have Time To Mentor--Here's How To Make The Most Of It | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Mentoring is a way to be smart about investing in your future. Here's how to fit it into your busy life.
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Mentoring is a HIGHLY under-utilized and under-valued skill in my profession.  This past Tuesday I spent 2 hours with 16 of our best and brightest officers on the Joint Staff who will be this summer's crop of Group, Vice Wing and Wing Commanders throughout the Air Force.  As a former commander at those levels myself, I gained valuable experience and insight--both good and bad--I feel obligated to share with those who might benefit.  And it really doesn't take all that much time, but it does require you to make a deliberate effort to capture, record and reflect to turn those insights into useful mentoring advice and application. 

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If you're a leader with all the answers, that means you don't listen to your staff

If you're a leader with all the answers, that means you don't listen to your staff | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Unless they’re in crisis mode, bosses simply need to be able to motivate people to achieve shared goals
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Outstanding motivational piece on how to effectively lead.  Avoid coming into a new organization having all the answers, create a shared vision, earn commitment and trust, etc.  A great read!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 7:15 PM

Leading is often about asking questions rather than having answers. Questions suggest that employees do know something the boss might not fully understand. This was rarely my experience in education. Usually, the people outside the classroom had the answers until it was a crisis moment.

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The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader

The Four Keys to Being a Trusted Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
People respect selflessness in a leader, and perceive it when they see safety, service, and sacrifice.
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What is your motivation to act?  Selfishness or selflessness?  This  author contends that "Safe is a place where people come to work not worried about whether they will have a job tomorrow, where compensation is fair, where employees feel that they have gotten a little bit better at their job every day, where they feel there is opportunity to advance and learn, and where their bosses treat them like they are important contributors to the betterment of the organization."  Keep these concepts in mind as you lead: Selflessness, Safety, Service, and Sacrifice. 

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11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A few reasons why veterans make excellent entrepreneurs.
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It's interesting as a military veteran to look back upon a career filled with leadership experiences that were both taught and learned.  Our military veterans have so much to offer employers.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain [...]
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I simply love this piece and the strategies it provides for coping with stress.  I appreciate what author Travis Bradberry has done here.  Coping with stress is something everyone deals with differently and their reaction to it can define them--either negatively, or positively.  Having dealt with dozens of crises over my AF career--from aircraft crashes on my base to suicides, to accidental shootings and more--your response is being watched by many.  Do you panic or do you know how to properly cope?

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