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Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management

Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
For too long, we’ve thought of “hard skills” and “soft skills” as mutually exclusive. Hard skills are supposed to provide the value, and soft skills supposed to be subordinate, inferior, and all about feelings. Some frameworks of leadership reinforce this myth by encouraging positioning leaders as above the group and magically removed from doubt and anxiety.


In reality, there is nothing “soft” about the skills needed to relate to people well enough to lead them.

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Do you know what your values are?

Do you know what your values are? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful and heartwarming subplots from the tragic period of the Holocaust was the heroic role that many “righteous gentiles” played in saving the lives of Jewish neighbors and refugees.
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Don't Spank the Gorilla | Leadership Freak

Don't Spank the Gorilla | Leadership Freak | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Don't expect the gorilla to cooperate if you're spanking him. Insults don't enhance influence. You can't antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you're complain about was hired by the person you are ...
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Employee Engagement Doesn't Equal Employee Happiness

Employee Engagement Doesn't Equal Employee Happiness | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Many leaders draw a parallel between happiness and engagement -- and in the process, cost their businesses thousands of dollars.
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To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold?

To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
As a leader, you’re going to face conflict. It comes with the territory. But before you try to deal with a conflict, you first need to stop and ask yourself the following question:
Is it hot or cold?
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3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with?
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One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky

One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
It was my first dinner party in France and I was chatting with a Parisian couple. All was well until I asked what I thought was a perfectly innocent question: “How did the two of you meet?” My husband Eric (who is French) shot me a look of horror.
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Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Conflict Strategies for Nice People | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Conflict is a necessary part of a functioning team. But it doesn't need to be mean.
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The Origins of Discovery-Driven Planning

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When HBR asked us to write about the origins of discovery-driven planning, we had to laugh. It all started back in the mid-1990s, with Rita’s “flops” file – her collection of projects that had lost their parent company at least US$50 million.
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Want Engagement in Bulk? Look at How They Do It at Costco

Want Engagement in Bulk? Look at How They Do It at Costco | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Glassdoor recently published their annual Top 25 Companies for Compensation and Benefits list, and once again Costco has taken a high spot, landing second place behind Google.
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Leadership & The Power of Curious

Leadership & The Power of Curious | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Building relationships starts with connection and conversation. Learn how the power of curious can change how you build relationships and lead your team.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 28, 6:23 AM

(From the article): The power of curious comes from listening, being truly present.  Your curiosity will model the way for others to be curious.  It allows creativity to brew and build, relationships to strengthen and grow, bridges between groups to build, and foster momentum that can change the future.

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An Organizational Structure That Drives Change

An Organizational Structure That Drives Change | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Organizations need to be structured to provide employee empowerment, lean operating techniques and continuous improvement philosophies. Yet organizations still fail to obtain desired change even though they put in exemplary efforts to support such structural recommendations.

 

The reality is that if we want to see advancement in this arena, a major paradigm shift needs to occur in the way we view organizational structure.


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Basic idea is that change is important and inevitable,  but it doesn't, in fact, mustn't be rote or simply reflexive.  Instead it needs to to be thoughtful, strategic, mindful, proactive, and  helpful.  It doesn't matter if a change is  fast or slow, small or large,  innovative or mundane; what matters is that it is adaptive--it helps the organization survive, achieve its purpose or get better at changing. 

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Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership

Where There’s No Margin for Toxic Leadership | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Growing a midsized firm takes a top team with zero weak links.  Even one ineffective executive weakens a firm’s ability to address big problems.
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Are We Losing The Skills Of Thinking And Concentration?

Are We Losing The Skills Of Thinking And Concentration? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If young people – used to constant interruptions from buzzing handsets – join the world of work without the ability to concentrate, what impact does this have on productivity?

Are we losing the skills of thinking and concentration?
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The Leadership 'X' Factor That Creates 'It' Companies

The Leadership 'X' Factor That Creates 'It' Companies | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How do some companies evolve to "it company" status while others languish in relative obscurity?
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Want to Drive Employee Engagement? Quit Focusing on Employee Engagement - Symbolist

Want to Drive Employee Engagement? Quit Focusing on Employee Engagement - Symbolist | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
[Want to Drive Employee Engagement? Quit Focusing on Employee Engagement - From Paul Hebert-VP Solution Design. Read more about him on our Leadership page.
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When to Schedule Your Most Important Work

When to Schedule Your Most Important Work | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If you work with a team, chances are your inbox is often flooded with invitations. Internal meetings, client conference calls, the occasional lunch request.
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Are your employees people managers or subject-matter experts? How do you decide?

Are your employees people managers or subject-matter experts? How do you decide? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

How do you assess which of your employees should move “up” to become people managers vs. subject-matter experts?

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Win at Workplace Conflict

Win at Workplace Conflict | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
No matter how sound or well-intentioned your ideas, there will always be people inside — and outside — your organization who are going to oppose you.
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5 Ways to Persuade with Character (Ethos)

5 Ways to Persuade with Character (Ethos) | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
When Nelson Mandela spoke people listened. When Winston Churchill spoke people listened. When Warren Buffet speaks people listen. When Jeff Bezos speaks people listen. When leaders speak people listen.
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Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss

Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
The most frequent question I get asked by the 250,000 people enrolled in my MOOC on leadership is, “How do I deal with my boss who is not only dissonant, but quite negative?
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Employee Engagement Myths Debunked

Employee Engagement Myths Debunked | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Engagement and retention are huge topics right now in HR, and leadership in general. High turnover numbers and epidemically low employee engagement numbers are costing companies in a big way.
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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 29, 8:01 AM

A key to improving employee engagement is a complete, holistic view of people.  Each of the myths about engagement is based on a misunderstanding of some aspect of the people  involved. These myths don't  recognize that: People are not predominately motivated by money; recognition works  only when people see it as authentic and not manipulative; high-performers are highly motivated by something and its important to know what; new managers are not usually experienced people managers, so their preparation should include relevant training; generalizations about a demographic grouping do not capture all the information about what it takes to engage the people in that group.  One could go on about how trust, appreciation, respect, technical and social support are also effective ways to build engagement because this is what people need or want from their work experience,  but the foundation for taking action to enhance engagement is more than a generalized view of human nature;  a more specific, individualized and nuanced understanding of employees is needed. 

 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 2, 12:25 AM

It's not all about the money.

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The Power of the 'Stay Interview'

The Power of the 'Stay Interview' | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Why are you here?The power of the 'Stay Interview' (A twist on assessing #engagement of your staff using a "stay interview" from @projecteve1 http://t.co/MmZpzx3FSS #retention)...
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How To Hack Into Your Flow State And Quintuple Your Productivity

How To Hack Into Your Flow State And Quintuple Your Productivity | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Can being "in the zone" more often turn our good-enough into above-average work?

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(From the article): “Flow shows up when we’re stretching, pushing our skills to the max,” says Kotler. “It’s an uncomfortable place to be in the moment, but the payoff is a deeper life satisfaction.”

Pat Headley's curator insight, May 28, 7:57 PM

If you want to do more, learn more, and gain more, you might want to think like surfer.  6Steps2Success  Inspired Living and Giving

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Achieve into the state of flow that enables you to improve your productivity. It is that moment of engaged and total absorption when you feel and perform your best.

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The 12 Stages of Burnout

The 12 Stages of Burnout | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Burnout doesn't happen overnight. Heed the warning signs.

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Neglect, denial, withdrawal - how often do we see the signs and ignore them?

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How to spot when you need to chill a bit...or even a lot!

donhornsby's curator insight, May 29, 6:32 AM

(From the article): When we push our creativity and productivity to its limits, we can easily find ourselves teetering on brink of burnout. And there’s a fine line between being in the zone and falling down the slippery slope of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion. Therefore it’s worth occasionally referring back to this list to self-diagnose.

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Employee Engagement Activities: How to Make Work Exciting - Udemy

Employee Engagement Activities: How to Make Work Exciting - Udemy | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Work is work, but it also needs to be fun and engaging too. Employees are what make a company run, so check out these tips for employee engagement activities.
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