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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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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, March 29, 2014 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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Sharpen your axe: Daily personal growth critical for leadership success

Sharpen your axe: Daily personal growth critical for leadership success | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership success comes with continuous growth, says Roshan Thiran.
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Passed along by a friend...don't be too busy felling trees (achieving) that you forget to sharpen your axe (develop and grow)!
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Bob Tiede | 15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

Bob Tiede | 15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership. These leaders are hungry. They wa

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This is a great piece for learning how to ask the right questions of a mentor or potential mentor, and for understanding what makes them tick.
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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is ou
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Fascinating food for thought for leaders at all levels.  Are you adapting to a changing world with your leadership skills?  Check this piece out.
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21 Examples of Personal Development Goals for a Better You - EmployeeConnect

21 Examples of Personal Development Goals for a Better You - EmployeeConnect | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
21 personal development goals examples designed to enhance your quality of life, achieving more, becoming stronger, more confident version of ourselves.
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Many of these should resonate with you. For me, #s 4, 13 and 17 are great reminders.
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Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Even a brief moment of reflection can help.
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A clarion call well worth the read to leaders of organizations, particularly larger ones. Fascinating and telling are the stats in the diagram on organizational purpose.  If the organization and leadership haven't forged objective-driven vision and mission statements together, the organization will likely devolve into the "in reality" portion of the attached poll.
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Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Six Ways To Write Emails That Don’t Make People Silently Resent You | Fast Company | The Future Of Business | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
We’re hardwired to read emails in a more negative tone than how they were actually written. Here’s the antidote.
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This is a great piece for communicating better via email. Since email doesn't convey emotion all that well, we can all benefit from better techniques and advice for sending them.
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6 Nuggets of Wisdom About Life I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

6 Nuggets of Wisdom About Life I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If I could turn back the clock, this is what I would tell a younger, less wise me.
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Great advice, and seeing that my oldest daughter is a 22 year old senior at Michigan State, quite apropos!
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How This 2-Minute Pep Talk With Stephen Curry Is a Sign of Great Leadership

How This 2-Minute Pep Talk With Stephen Curry Is a Sign of Great Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Coach Steve Kerr from the Golden State Warriors gave a pep talk to star Steph Curry that shows how great leadership works. Here's how to follow the example.
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Four good quick lessons for motivating and tapping into the potential of your team.
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How Way Too Much Focus is Killing Your Creativity

How Way Too Much Focus is Killing Your Creativity | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Focus can be essential to productivity, but it is possible to try too hard to get things done. Here are three ways you can be focused without burning out
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Multitasking can actually assist in sustaining long-term focus with multiple projects.
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3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally - Ivy Exec Blog

3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally - Ivy Exec Blog | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Developing a strong relationship with your boss is one of the most important tools for career success.

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Some good advice and strategies for aligning yourself with your boss...the sum result being necessary loyalty.
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Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Three ways to boost output.

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Some interesting research and insights on productivity and efficiency.
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Characteristics of a Good Listener – The Mission

Characteristics of a Good Listener – The Mission | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

I was at a dinner and someone told me, “if you are even thinking of a response while someone is talking, then you aren’t really listening.” I thought about it a lot afterwards. For a long time I felt…

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Very good first-hand characteristics of what good listening constitutes.
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Three Indisputable Traits Of A True Leader

Three Indisputable Traits Of A True Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Three questions great leaders ask their team.

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GREAT piece...#1 You Must Be Worthy Of Trust, #2 You Must Be Accountable, #3 You are a learner, not a knower.
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7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.

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Good, quick piece on back-to-basics leadership principles.
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How to Become a Purpose-Driven Leader

How to Become a Purpose-Driven Leader | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
To capture the hearts of our team and ignite their passion, we must meet one of their most basic psychological needs.
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What is your purpose and what does it mean?
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9 Ways the Most Successful Leaders Refuse to Run Their Meetings

9 Ways the Most Successful Leaders Refuse to Run Their Meetings | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes, what you don't do matters even more than what you do.
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Meeting mechanics can always be a time sink--a huge peeve of mine! Break the cycle with these efficient meeting time savers!
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Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School

Six Leadership Skills Not Quite Taught At Harvard Business School | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvard teaches leadership but if you want to learn what works best in running a startup, use six principles from this alumna
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Simple and straightforward common sense, particularly at the end...treat others as you would want to be treated.
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The Importance of Visionary Leadership - ACHIEVE - Blog

The Importance of Visionary Leadership - ACHIEVE - Blog | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Share this article:   Vision is our view of the future. Vision is the portrait of our hopes and dreams. It is our mental picture of what might be, but ... Read More
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A good reminder that leaders must cast and evaluate vision for the workplace. That vision must speak to the journey the organization is headed and not necessarily the destination. Leaders should revisit the vision from time to time with the organization to assess progress.
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5 Work Practices That Are On Their Way Out

5 Work Practices That Are On Their Way Out | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A lot of change is coming in the future of work, but we can start by removing these five outdated work practices from our offices:
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All of these practices reflect current times, however, I would caution doing away with employee reviews, particularly in the government sector. If an employee is not meeting expectations, there must be a documentation checks and balances system that may eventually lead to releasing that employee in the worst case. Otherwise, what grounds would there be to do so?
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This Simple Truth About Life Is The Secret To Success (and Maximum Productivity)

This Simple Truth About Life Is The Secret To Success (and Maximum Productivity) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The true secret to productivity is simple, yet profound.
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"People who achieve their goals are consistent. They work every single day. If they do take time off, they're very intentional to be completely disconnected from work so that they can recharge and come back to their job refreshed."
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One Behavior Separates the Successful From the Average

One Behavior Separates the Successful From the Average | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Being successful requires being proactive and not waiting for life to come to you.
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Be an initiator!
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10 Horrible Leadership Habits You Need to Get Rid Of

10 Horrible Leadership Habits You Need to Get Rid Of | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.

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Look in the mirror and do a self-check up of these items and work to rid them from your way of conducting business.
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The way we work doesn’t work, anymore

The way we work doesn’t work, anymore | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it

Gallup has released its 2017 State of the American Workplace, and the first words, from Jim Clifton, Gallup’s Chair and CEO, takes a very strong stand: He goes on to make a list of recommendations…

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Summary of a Gallup "2017 State of the American Workplace" Report.  The article portends that the report makes for fascinating reading, particularly on the different attitudes and working styles amongst millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers.
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A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World

A Strategy For Steady Leadership in an Unsteady World | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Management is tough enough in normal times. But what are leaders to do when their companies are buffeted by global uncertainty? Bill George explains charting a course True North.
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How does your organization stand-up to VUCA 2.0 principles? --Vision, Understanding, Courage and Adaptability.
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