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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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7 Essential Habits of Happier People (How Many Do You Possess?)

7 Essential Habits of Happier People (How Many Do You Possess?) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. (That's about the time many of us start thinking, "Is this all there is?")Maybe that's because approximately 50% of your "happiness set-point" is determined by personality traits that are largely hereditary. In short, half of how happy you feel is basically outside your control. (Bummer.)But that also means 50% of your level of happiness is totally within your control: relationships, health, career, etc. So even if you're genetically disposed to be somewhat g
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Happiness is not elusive!  Like my previous post on projecting positivity, it is a choice.  This author posits that certain happiness is genetically predisposed, however, there's the other 50% plus how you decide to project.  If you struggle with consistent happiness check these suggestions out. 

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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s about listening, empathy and having more women.
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Interesting insights and research regarding why some teams are more successful than others.

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Why Managers Need To Focus On Employee Happiness

Why Managers Need To Focus On Employee Happiness | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers need to focus on employee happiness, because happy employees are more productive. If an employee is happy, they’ll be more likely to be engaged.
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This piece links hand with glove my last post on emotional intelligence, and a commentary on leadership I have always focused on--caring for your peopl AND their families!

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11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day

11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
By getting to the heart of what makes some leaders truly great, you can become pretty remarkable yourself.
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Very good read on enhancing your leadership quiver!

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Mentor Your Millennials

Mentor Your Millennials | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Stop blaming secondary education for the Gen Y skills gap and take charge of the problem with these mentoring techniques.
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Mentoring millennials in today's workplace...some practical advice.

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Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders Today - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders Today - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If we are going to be successful in the future, we need to start investing in our leaders today, so we can cultivate great leadership of tomorrow.
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Good reminders on keeping leadership fresh and forward-focused.

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7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others

7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Servant-leaders fail when they tolerate self-serving in others. Don’t be the only servant in the room. One-way service is naive, wasteful, and irresponsible. The ultimate goal of servant-leadership...
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Short piece on servant leadership.  Are you giving more than you're taking?

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judyhouse's curator insight, February 26, 11:22 AM

Our lives should be so full so as to literally spill into the lives of those we seek to add value to. Yes, in all relationships we must give more than we take.

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Everyone makes mistakes, but leaders are held accountable to a much higher standard for their mistakes. Avoid the following seven common mistakes made by leaders.
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Some really good advice here...especially regarding feedback, being impersonal and trying to do everything yourself.

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Foglino's curator insight, January 30, 5:14 PM

No one can avoid mistakes. Beware of which mistakes you should not make as a leader!

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Employee Satisfaction Doesn't Matter

The employee engagement movement started in the late 1990s and then went full steam ahead in 2000. Organizations everywhere began systematically measuring employee engagement. That intense interest is now evolving into deeper thinking about company culture. Top leadership teams are seriously considering what kind of culture they want and need to win more customers.
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I have been saying this all along and believe it in my core--people matter more than anything in the work environment.  If you don't take care of their deep needs--development, career goals, etc.--they will disengage and be unproductive.  Driving them to accomplish a mission their heart is neither in nor taking care of their needs will lead to low job satisfaction and output/results.

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5 Hobbies That Make People Better At Their Jobs

5 Hobbies That Make People Better At Their Jobs | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Hiring managers should take the personal interest section of resumes seriously, these hobbies are signs of focus, discipline, and more.
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The example hobbies in this article are a good jumping off discussion for the point that striving for balance in your life--for me it is spiritual, familial, intellectual, physical, and work--creates conditions for a better work life and sharpens you in all the other areas, too.  My hobbies are reading, writing, and obstacle course racing which all give me decided advantages in the other balance endeavors I pursue.  Any hobby will do, and getting lost in that hobby is even better!

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Adjemson's curator insight, January 23, 8:46 AM

#EfficacitéProfessionnelle #GestionDuTemps #DeveloppementPersonnel :
En gestion du temps il est intéressant de comprendre que développer tous ces grand rôles dans la vie (social, spirituel, familial, professionnel...) participe à vous faire atteindre avec qualité votre "Grand" objectif de vie. Voilà ici, très clairement 05 exemples de hobbies qui améliorent drastiquement notre efficacité au travail! Vous choisissez le(s)quel(s)?

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13 Leadership Habits Our Nation's Top Military General

13 Leadership Habits Our Nation's Top Military General | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Our diversity is a blessing and will help us succeed in these challenging times
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Exceptional piece from our top US military leader, who also happened to be my boss's boss in my last position.  Not just saying this because of that, but this hits the nail on the head!

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6 Leadership Practices That Every Leader Should Follow

6 Leadership Practices That Every Leader Should Follow | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders think strategically, understand the critical link between focus and clarity, and appreciate the value of time. So, fewer and fewer are inclined to let others waste their time. …
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I like this piece a lot.  It boils down to knowing your audience and what they need from you out of a meeting/engagement.  If they have questions after your abbreviated presentation, they will ask.  Less is more, and the real learning often come in the ensuing discussion following a presentation.

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8 Optimist Behaviors And Attitudes That Support Good Leadership

8 Optimist Behaviors And Attitudes That Support Good Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
All academic thought, science and philosophy on optimism confirms that a person who demonstrates the attitudes, beliefs and actions of an optimist will live longer, be happier and healthier than a person who does not. If you want to be good leader then become an Optimistic Leader. This will guarantee you the success of leadership you aspire to.
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Life can be faced negatively or positively, and it all comes down to choice.  Even if you don't feel positive inside, projecting a positive nature will have the same effect on others and, in turn, can reflect back to you.  How do you choose to project?

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The Leadership Power That Comes From Inexperience

The Leadership Power That Comes From Inexperience | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Oracle's Liz Wiseman literally wrote the book on why being a rookie can be the best thing for a company. Here's her advice.
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A strong argument for the rookie mindset and the link to leadership.  I know from my own experience in the military in moving from position to position every couple of years creates a natural curiosity and the asking of questions about the new work environment and mission.  Asking good questions due to pure ignorance and experience, and then applying what you've learned by plowing a fresh perspective back into the organization will only add to your leadership cache.

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Become A Great Leader

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Become A Great Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
I have found that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but mainly as “threshold capabilities”; that is, they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. But my research, along with other recent studies, clearly shows that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won’t make a great leader.
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Though lengthy, this is a fascinating must-read article linking emotional intelligence and its overwhelming connection to leadership potential. Specifically, it calls out 5 components and talks about each in depth: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill. The author posits the age-old question through the lens of the research: Are leaders born or made?, speculating the answer as a bit of both. Great piece!
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3 Questions to Ask to Determine If You Are a Good Leader

3 Questions to Ask to Determine If You Are a Good Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Styles may vary, but the results are usually the same: inspired and motivated employees who want to come to work every day.
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Short, to-the-point piece for you to take inventory.
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How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses

How Successful People Overcome Toxic Bosses | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Bad bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees, using them as instruments of their own success. Regardless of their methods, bad bosses cause irrevocable damage to their companies and employees by hindering performance and creating unnecessary stress.The stress your boss causes is bad for your health. Multiple studies have found that working for a bad boss increases your chance of having a heart attack by as much as 50%.Even more troubling is the number of bad bosses out there. Gallup research found that 60% of government workers a
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This piece typecasts the different kinds of 'bad' bosses out there and how to effectively deal with them in your work environment.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 4, 9:32 AM

(From the article): The Visionary


Her strength lies in her ideas and innovations. However, this entrepreneurial approach becomes dangerous when a plan or solution needs to be implemented, and she can’t bring herself to focus on the task at hand. When the time comes to execute her vision, she’s already off onto the next idea, and you’re left to figure things out on your own.

 

How to neutralize a visionary: To best deal with this type, reverse her train of thought. She naturally takes a broad perspective, so be quick to funnel things down into something smaller and more practical. To do so, ask a lot of specific questions that force her to rationally approach the issue and to consider potential obstacles to executing her broad ideas. Don’t refute her ideas directly, or she will feel criticized; instead, focus her attention on what it will take to realistically implement her plan. Oftentimes, your questions will diffuse her plan, and when they don’t, they’ll get her to understand—and commit to—the effort it’s going to take on her part to help make it happen.

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Why We Fail At Leadership

Why We Fail At Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A look at one critical factor that causes so many to fail in leadership roles and what we can learn from it to avoid a similar fate.
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Don't be that guy/girl.  It's not about you!

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Be Seen as a Leader

Be Seen as a Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A simple exercise can boost your status and influence.
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The psychology of leadership is a potentially powerful tool to navigate as you're thrust into group leadership roles.  Read the research behind this team's finding's on the topic.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, February 3, 9:42 AM

Numerous studies show that social hierarchies develop quickly and are generally stable: People who achieve high status early tend to retain it...

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 4, 8:41 AM

It's how others see you, that makes you a leader!

Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, February 7, 5:18 AM

Outlines three approaches, promotion focus, happiness and a feeling of power that help in shifting how you interact with others and thereby influence their perception of your personal power.

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What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like

What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about the to-do lists of highly successful businesspeople? Here, we give you a sneak peek at three and their tips for making...
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I'm a list maker--just ask my wife.  So I always find it interesting to see what industry giants do to stay successful.

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, January 27, 3:24 PM

Es facil estar ocupado pero ese no es el reto...es reto es ser eficientes...Descubre algunas consejos basicos de personajes de exito


Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 28, 12:10 AM

Some useful tips for "To-Do' lists.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 1, 7:52 AM

Focus on top priorities first, use a combination of digital and paper I use Evernote and a notebook, and look at effective vs a long list.A few good ideas on reflecting and planning your day/week

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The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you Google “daily habits of successful people” you’ll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you’re looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don’t get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you’ll soon realize that successful people have a wide range of daily habits.
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EXCELLENT piece and a must read for your Monday morning...even the most complex of things is relatively simple..."

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ISTE Affiliate Network's curator insight, January 26, 2:52 PM

1. Get to know yourself. 2. Improve yourself. 3. Share yourself.

LucyHarper.Com's curator insight, January 27, 4:25 AM

Habit is the basis for success where personal development is concerned. Our online personal development curriculum runs for 12 months for that very reason. It takes time to master the art http://lucyharper.com/personal-leadership-development-for-individuals/ 

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Seven Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't)

Seven Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Gallup has uncovered seven unusual, innovative, and proven tactics to create productive and profitable working environments. You're not likely to find these ideas elsewhere.
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This about sums it up: "Our research in more than 160 countries shows that a job has the potential to be at the heart of a great life, but only if its holder is engaged at work. Copious amounts of prose have been devoted to how to make this happen -- by making work more fun, funky, and even meaningful -- but companies still fail."

 

Read the 7 things in the article to learn more.

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1. Have involved and curious leaders who want to improve...

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The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader

The Neuroscience Of Being A Good Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Find out why it's important for leaders to understand how people feel about the freedom they have and their relationships at work.
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Science helps explain some leadership theories/maxims about what many of us have intuitively experienced.

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Are Employees Actually Doing Any Work?

Are Employees Actually Doing Any Work? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How can you identify the employees slacking on the job and, most importantly, how bad is workplace slacking?
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Fascinating piece that confirms something I've suspected at certain places I have worked.  Good info for executives to potentially understand a segment of their work force.

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