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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, 2014 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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Humility: A Mission Command Essential

By Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown and Col. Robert M. Taradash On Sept. 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Capt. William D. Swenson earned the Medal of Honor by displaying conspicuous gallantry. Tha...
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There are lot of parallel character attributes between the military and business and one biggie is humility.  This article and discussion teaches us all how to learn to be better, more humble leaders. 

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Becoming Powerful Makes You Less Empathetic

Becoming Powerful Makes You Less Empathetic | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you crossed a line?
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The title of this article immediately caught my eye.  Not because I didn’t believe it was true—quite the opposite.  Yet I haven’t seen many who were willing to argue this point.  Lou Solomon brilliantly describes a condition many leaders suffer when they receive more power at work.  And the funny thing is that though this conduct is not as spectacularly devastating as others we read about—embezzlement, fraud, bribes, etc.—I would contend it’s more dangerous because it lies just under the water line of what’s acceptable conduct, yet also stifles the teamwork and progress many subordinates desire.  As Solomon says, these behaviors can “suck the life out of the room.”  Dangerous indeed…please read!

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How Leaders Can Identify and Establish Core Values

How Leaders Can Identify and Establish Core Values | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
These four steps can help leaders to identify and establish core values that are meaningful and encourage connection across the entire organization.
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This is an excellent primer article on initial steps toward carving out the essence and direction of the organization you lead.  In the Air Force we call this Strategy Alignment and Deployment-- a process that involves all key leaders to determine what matters the most in your organization, the key missions, priorities and objectives, then creates a living process toward their fulfillment.

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Three Phrases That Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Use

Three Phrases That Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Use | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are some phrases that can pose difficulties to many of us when our ego gets in the way. Great leaders, however, understand their importance and master them early on. 1. “I was …
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Not that I'm a great leader or anything, but I find myself saying these things often...hmmm.

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10 Ways to be a Mature Leader Even if  You’re Young

10 Ways to be a Mature Leader Even if  You’re Young | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
I just got home from a conversation about maturity with some really smart college students. This post is inspired by our conversation. 10 expressions of immaturity: Don’t realize or don’t care that...
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Basic foundations for mature leadership behavior.

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Leadership Accountability

Leadership Accountability | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Everyone, and I mean everyone, does better when they have accountability in their lives. When we know we will be held to account, for a budget, for a timetable, for a goal we've set, or for any par...
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Integrity and accountability go hand in hand in my humble view, as expressed here: "The problem with accountability is when you as a leader hold your people to a level of accountability to which you refuse to hold yourself. You expect more and demand more of your people than you expect and demand of yourself." Integrity connotes to doing the right thing even when no one is watching, while accountability is a component of integrity.  "If you as a leader are not able to hold yourself accountable then don’t expect to be able to hold others accountable either!"

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Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities

Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Real leaders can inspire diverse teams to face reality, problem-solve, and contribute innovative solutions, no matter what. Here's how.
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Real leaders exercise their informal influence to lead rather than their formal authority.

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The Importance of Seeing the World in Shades of Grey

The Importance of Seeing the World in Shades of Grey | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Joan, a senior executive, wasn’t the easiest person to deal with. Although she had many excellent qualities - she was creative, had a great capacity for work and was extremely knowledgeable about the industry - she also had the tendency to engage in drama and in doing so rapidly got on people’s nerves. Joan was rigid in her outlook, had angry outbursts, was manipulative and constantly criticised everything. She seemed to always be involved in some kind of vendetta, forcing people to choose sides.
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A good piece and case study example of dealing with a supervisor who exhibits a difficult personality and sees the world in single colors/dimensions.
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Why Every Military Leadership Course Should Include A Lesson On Difficult Conversations | Task & Purpose

Why Every Military Leadership Course Should Include A Lesson On Difficult Conversations | Task & Purpose | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

conversations are a fact of lifeThe armed forces should make an effort to develop better conversationalists.

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Difficult conversations are a fact of life both within the military and without.  Do they make you uncomfortable?  These strategies may help.

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3 Ways To Project Warmth And Trustworthiness

3 Ways To Project Warmth And Trustworthiness | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the first things people notice about you is how friendly, loyal, and empathetic you are. Here's how to make a good first impression.
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More great advice...pay attention, express empathy, trust as your going-in position!

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6 Lessons for CEOs from ‘Boy CEO’ Mark Zuckerberg | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine

6 Lessons for CEOs from ‘Boy CEO’ Mark Zuckerberg | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We all know the stale tale of how Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to focus on Facebook, but the lesson for CEOs is how Zuckerberg became a skillful manager able to scale his company to monster proportions despite his utter lack of management experience. Here's what other CEOs can learn from this self-taught CEO.
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Though he may be young, Zuckerberg shares wise advice beyond his years with these lessons...and this was penned 3 years ago!

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Tolerance is a virtue--most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life as a leader, make sure these are never on your list.
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Good stuff here.

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Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leaders

Commentary: Battlefield to boardroom — 5 traits of best leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
In the spring of 49 B.C., civil war gripped Rome. The conflict raged first in Italy, Spain and southern France and then began to spread eastward. Two
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Insightful thoughts on the traits of great leaders from a great leader himself, John Michel!

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Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job

Our mental firepower is directly linked to our physical regimen.
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Of course those who know me well expect me to post something like this. In my profession exercise and fitness is literally a condition of employment. If you don't meet established fitness standards on a regular basis you will find yourself in another profession. So as Ron Friedman points out here, "Studies indicate that our mental firepower is directly linked to our physical regimen." Very good strategies and advice for getting into the swing of things and how it will tangibly benefit and complement your work experience.
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To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors

To be a great leader, rethink your default behaviors - IDEO Stories - Medium
Lessons learned from my year working with IDEO’s CEO Tim Brown
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Good advice with even better examples...

1. Act with humility.

2. Trust the intuition of others.

3. Encourage half-baked ideas.

4. Inspire, don’t instruct.

5. Model behaviors.

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The greatest flaw in executive coaching programs

The greatest flaw in executive coaching programs | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
They tend to benefit the participants but not the larger organization as a whole
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I tend to disagree with some of the going-in position of the authors here.  One of the primary goals of leader development programs (and I've participated in a number of them), in my humble view, is a re-dedication and recognition of the leader already inside of you, versus logic the authors posit in that "where does the broader organization benefit from participation?"  There are some good ideas, though, in their recommendations for improving the model.

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The best part of leading

The best part of leading | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is hard work. It takes making accurate decisions based often on inaccurate or incomplete data. It requires bringing about change and contending
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"When done right, leadership begets more leadership."  "The best part of leading is bringing out the leader in others."  "Always remember that leadership is a privilege."  ...Easy to say, but as Bill points out at the beginning of this piece, "Leadership is HARD!"

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On Operational Leadership

On Operational Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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I have often used this space to give insights from my military experience and how articles, mostly from the business side, help leaders grow.  This piece is about 'operational commanders' (equivalent to senior VPs) and the qualities needed to succeed in that role, many of which senior VPs and senior managers need: broad thinking, vision, ability to see beyond tactical details, adapting to and besting the enemy (or competition), theory and practice of the operational art (or surrounding business climate and the market)--the analogies are endless.  Business leaders: now it's time to broaden your aperture!

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Today’s Tough-Minded Leaders Must Increasingly Become Ace Relationship Builders

Today’s Tough-Minded Leaders Must Increasingly Become Ace Relationship Builders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Some key highlights in this piece: "if you’re watching performance falter – relationships are the first thing you should look at."  "Authentically thank people for their contributions. People need to feel appreciated for the hard work that they do."  And, "Honor others with your time & attention & they will honor you with their commitment, hard work, trust & performance."The toughest and most results-oriented leaders are discovering that the answer lies in building relationships. Effective leadership is all about the people.

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Some key highlights in this piece: "if you’re watching performance falter – relationships are the first thing you should look at." "Authentically thank people for their contributions. People need to feel appreciated for the hard work that they do." And, "Honor others with your time & attention & they will honor you with their commitment, hard work, trust & performance."
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12 Signs Of Un-Leadership

12 Signs Of Un-Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
In this post, the author looks at twelve demotivators. These 12 concepts are a what not to do for leadership. Readers are invited to add observations.
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Warning signs of unleadership-like character. Interestingly, I am in the middle of reading John Maxwell's, "Good Leaders Ask Great Questions" (a fantastic book), and he describes a few of these in his book.
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The Importance of Seeing the World in Shades of Grey

The Importance of Seeing the World in Shades of Grey | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Joan, a senior executive, wasn’t the easiest person to deal with. Although she had many excellent qualities - she was creative, had a great capacity for work and was extremely knowledgeable about the industry - she also had the tendency to engage in drama and in doing so rapidly got on people’s nerves. Joan was rigid in her outlook, had angry outbursts, was manipulative and constantly criticised everything. She seemed to always be involved in some kind of vendetta, forcing people to choose sides.
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A good piece and case study example of dealing with a supervisor who exhibits a difficult personality and sees the world in single colors/dimensions.
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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!
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Learning new things and decompressing very valuable...

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Leadership and Self-Awareness | N2Growth Blog

Leadership and Self-Awareness | N2Growth Blog | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leader Beware - ignorant bliss, no matter how enjoyable, is still ignorant. By: Mike Myatt
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Never stop learning and being kind among the most important of these, IMHO.

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How high is your leadership likeability?

How high is your leadership likeability? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader does it really matter if people like you at work? After all it’s not a popularity contest. Or is it? Tom Bruno-Magdich of 4D Human Being argues that being likeable actually goes a long way to being a successful leader
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Fascinating research and insights: "It might be worth adding Likeability Quotient (LQ) as an important line of development for leaders because, judging by recent research, likeability is fast becoming the number one leadership quality."

This is worth reading!!

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Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.
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Strategies to make the most of your time and be more productive.
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