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Series: Victimization « Conner Partners

Series: Victimization « Conner Partners | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Victimization: A Thorn in the Side of Change Execution
Victimization Breeds Easily in Work Environments
Change Throws Gasoline on the Flames of Victimization
Stemming the Tide of Victimization
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"It’s a plague

Victimization is so prevalent today that it has become a defining characteristic of our times, yet it is sometimes difficult to see the devastating effect it has on individuals, organizations, and the whole of society. We live in an era where we hardly notice when people shirk their responsibilities, expect something or someone else to take care of their problem, or go underground with their complaints and suggestions because it would be too expensive to openly try to do something themselves. Victimization is becoming our norm, in part, because we are adjusting to its commonness. The tolerance for capitulating to this kind of mindset as an acceptable standard has reached unprecedented highs.

In virtually all aspects of society, the level of courage and discipline required to be an influencer seems to be in short supply and is becoming more rare all the time. At its current rate of growth, the victim mindset may become dominant in some settings where the majority of the people feel marginalized—including those in leadership positions. The result would be victims leading victims…not a formula for an optimistic outlook for our species."

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7 Reasons Good Moms Make Amazing Leaders

7 Reasons Good Moms Make Amazing Leaders | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 19, 8:42 AM

This post brought me to tears because my biggest inspiration was/is my mom.  I could not agree with Karin more on this post, especially reason #2, taking the long term view.  


Above is a long term result of my mother's life of leadership as she craddles my first born.   She lead me from chaos to happiness.  


Miss you Mami!


Thanks Karin!!!


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#2. They Take The Long View – Moms invest deeply for the long run. They know that every move won’t be perfect, but they’re going for the long-term impact. Good moms and amazing leaders see mistakes as an opportunity to grow.


http://letsgrowleaders.com/authenticity-transparency-trust/7-reasons-good-moms-make-amazing-leaders/#sthash.wX1n3GNQ.dpuf

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Thank you for Sharing this Al. Seeing this picture here in our "work" world brought tears to my eyes.

 

I miss you Mami!

 

I agree totally with Karin. Great Post!

 

 

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A Simple Mind Trick that Reduces Emotional Pain by Guy Winch, Ph.D.

A Simple Mind Trick that Reduces Emotional Pain  by Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
How to reduce the pain associated with distressing experiences

 

Ozlem Ayduk from the University of California and Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan conducted a fascinating series of studies which investigated the factors that distinguish adaptive from maladaptive self-reflection (read about the surprising dangers of brooding here). They discovered that the perspective via which we recall an experience determines how much pain its memory evokes.

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"When we replay and analyze painful experiences in our minds, our natural tendency is to do so from a first-person or self-immersed perspective—where we see the scene unfolding through our own eyes. Using this perspective usually elicits significant emotional pain as it is makes us relive the experience. Ayduk and Krosss had participants replay emotionally painful memories from a third-person perspective—which involves visualizing ourselves within the scene as if we were watching it from the perspective of an outside observer."

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In the article, Dr. Winch gives us 5 steps to use to help us change our perspective along with great links to related articles.

 

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ID Strategies to Present Content

ID Strategies to Present Content | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
This blog post shares some interesting id strategies for presenting content in a logical manner that really helps learners to retain and recall information quickly and easily.Read more ›
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 21, 10:13 AM

Instructional design "game plan" that focuses on learner participation. Very clearly explained and helpful article for anyone that is developing classes and presenting.

 

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A Content Curation Primer by Beth Kanter

A Content Curation Primer by Beth Kanter | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Beth Kanter provides an informative and well curated article for new content curators.

Beth summarizes key principles, her own suggested approach and some of the tools she recommends to use.

 

This is one of my favorite content curation resources and I higly recommend it!

 





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Marc Rougier's comment, October 5, 2011 4:16 AM
Thank you Beth for publishing this very interesting post indeed.
Buon compleanno Robin, master curator :)
Beth Kanter's comment, October 5, 2011 5:07 PM
Thanks Robin for scooping this post. It took me a long time to really synthesize what I learned from the accumulated links. I'm working on this because I have to teaching an introductory workshop on content curation - and how it is useful for professional learning in ADDITION to an organization's content strategy. The big barrier is the sense of "being content fried" - a new word for information overload.
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Thank you for the rescoop. I need to learn more about beth Kanter. It looks like I found a great place to do that. :)
Good luck to you!
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What Do You Do When There's Nothing You Can Do? - Great Leaders Serve

What Do You Do When There's Nothing You Can Do? - Great Leaders Serve | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders love making things happen. We love to challenge existing boundaries and attack the status quo. We make our living creating the future. What happens when you encounter a situation in which there’s nothing you can do? This out of control feeling comes in all shapes and sizes – maybe you’ve been blind-sided by a » Read More
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Can A Self-Appointed Leader Bring About Positive Change? - Lead From Where You Are Now #bealeader

Can A Self-Appointed Leader Bring About Positive Change? - Lead From Where You Are Now #bealeader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
You are a member or participant of a community or an organization (or even a country) and you suddenly see an opportunity where you...

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Why Replacing Hierarchies is the Future of Work | Switch and Shift

Why Replacing Hierarchies is the Future of Work | Switch and Shift | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

“ Worry less about the future of work and notice what is happening right now.”


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Leaders: Do You Want Compliance or Engagement?

Leaders: Do You Want Compliance or Engagement? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
To achieve the highest levels of success within an industry today, organizations should be focused on creating training programs that develop better leaders, not better managers. Management vs. Lea...

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Communicating The Universal Leadership Language | Switch and Shift

Communicating The Universal Leadership Language | Switch and Shift | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I spent 9 days in Cuba last month. Many stories to tell. Yes, I engaged in some of the expected activities. Strolled through Havana Vieja, retracing Ernest
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" Authenticity. Transparency. Positivity. New Leadership Styles.

Beautiful words. And often reduced to instant clichés.

I wondered, of course – what do these words mean in a Cuban context? More importantly, what do these words mean when we all toss them about, as we do in our business lives, day in and day out?

4. Boldly Invoke Meaning

We have collectively translated. We have drilled down. Created context. Great. So why the heck does any of it matter? Great leaders know that all of us yearn for meaning. When our leadership language is carefully considered, the meaning we discover is earned. It resonates deeply. It sings in our souls.

 

Leadership lesson #4: Great leaders are in the eye of the beholder (as Marge Schiller so beautiful shows in her book “Appreciative Leaders: In the Eye of the Beholder”). The common thread is that they all invoke meaning for those they lead. They invoke meaning that resonates. That’s where leadership has the power to change the world.

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Four Ways To Unleash Your Inner-Superhero - General Leadership

Four Ways To Unleash Your Inner-Superhero - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
"Fate rarely calls upon us at the moment of our choosing." Optimus Prime Early in my tenure as Commanding General of NATO Air Training Command—Afghanistan,
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How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect.  Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of success. How can you make the best case for what you want


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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 8:58 AM

(From the article): Listen and ask questions
Two of the most powerful strategies you can deploy are to listen well, which builds trust, and pose questions that encourage the other party to defend their positions. “If they can’t defend it, you’ve shifted the power a bit,” says Weiss. If your boss says he doesn’t think you are the right addition to a new project, for instance, ask, “What would that person look like?” Armed with that added information, says Neale, “you can then show him that you have those attributes or have the potential to be that person.”

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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether it's Wikipedia, Michael Lewis, or Aristotle, reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 9:07 AM

(From the article): Reading can also make you more effective in leading others. Reading increases verbal intelligence (PDF), making a leader a more adept and articulate communicator. Reading novels can improve empathy and understanding of social cues, allowing a leader to better work with and understand others — traits that author Anne Kreamer persuasively linked to increased organizational effectiveness, and to pay raises and promotions for the leaders who possessed these qualities. And any business person understands that heightened emotional intelligence will improve his or her leadership and management ability.

CESSON's curator insight, June 10, 5:49 PM

Agreed!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, June 11, 12:45 AM

Reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

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15 Powerful Maya Angelou Quotes

15 Powerful Maya Angelou Quotes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

 

Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, but the great American writer and poet left behind a body of work that ranks among the greatest in world literature. Even when she did not put pen to paper, her words during interviews were equally as powerful. Below are a few of her most memorable quotes.

 

1.  “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” Source: USA Today

 

2. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Source: Maya Angelou Facebook Page

 


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David Mackzum, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 28, 2:41 PM

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

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Books | Cynthia Krosky,CSP, LCSW

Books | Cynthia Krosky,CSP, LCSW | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Check out http://achievingcorporateexcellence.com!
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Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game

Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days. What if they turn out to be correct?


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Fouad Bendris's curator insight, June 21, 5:51 AM

The Five Technology Megatrends will create new winners and take out laggards faster than ever before. The discoveries and innovations you develop in response to these trends could change your game, but only if you seize the day !

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 22, 4:02 AM

New times - new ways of organize things too? Or at least time to?

maralma's curator insight, June 22, 12:53 PM

THE FUTURE STARTS NOW!

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Don’t Let Broken Trust Rust Out Your Relationships

Don’t Let Broken Trust Rust Out Your Relationships | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Thought to Ponder
Life is more scenic on the high road! Be quick to accept responsibility for the part you have played in damaging trust in a relationship. Remember, the greatest gift anyone can ever give you is not their time, energy, or effort, but their trust. So do everything in your power to deserve it and to preserve it.

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This is a great post. We also need to have patience when the other person isn't immediately ready to believe our change. It may take time for the trust to be built back up. Be patient and continue building the relationship. Onward!

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When a ball has to drop, make sure it’s the right one

When a ball has to drop, make sure it’s the right one | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, then CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, spoke of how we should prioritize our commitments:

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same.

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Extroverts! Your Inner Introvert Is A Key To Excellent Leadership - Forbes

Extroverts! Your Inner Introvert Is A Key To Excellent Leadership - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Extroverts! Your Inner Introvert Is A Key To Excellent Leadership
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The CEO of a major multinational came to my CEO Insights class and told us that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor.

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Learning, unlearning, and relearning

Learning, unlearning, and relearning | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. - Alvin Toffler, quoted by Jack Molisani in Be the Captain o...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, June 18, 7:06 PM

This is a great blog post by Larry Kunz. I think he makes an excellent point with the idea that we need to always be ready to learn, unlearn, and relearn. He gives some great examples here. Even in my two years of being an official technical communicator, so many changes have been going on. Some companies can keep up with the changes in technology, attitudes, and work processes, and others can't. I go to conferences and take classes because I want to keep learning so that I can adapt going forward, and not be so settled in my ways that I settle myself out of a job. Larry talks about the days when you got a job and stayed there for decades, and how that model has generally gone the way of the dodo birds, as he puts it. I couldn't agree more with that. I saw that once I graduated from college almost 25 years ago. The longest I've ever been at a single job (other than motherhood) was three years. Provided my contract isn't cancelled early before the end of this year, my current job will be the second longest position I've ever had. This is not including my 5 years as a Cub Scout Leader either.  It's not that kind of job market anymore, so to stay in the game, you have to keep up, and follow what Larry talks about in this article. Read it!

--techcommgeekmom

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 19, 11:50 AM

Education is more than reorganizing what we already know. It is about reconstructing what we know and using that new knowledge wisely in new situations.

Terri Rice's curator insight, June 25, 2:23 PM

well, how appropriate is this topic. I am trying to find work and feel as if there is no success possible. Now I see my continuance to learn all I can is really improving my chances. Now, to just get a handle on the rest of technology..... 

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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
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Authentic Leadership; A Cornerstone - Leadership Development

Authentic Leadership; A Cornerstone - Leadership Development | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Relationships are one of the cornerstones of authentic leadership, badging these as “soft skills” simply isn't tenable any longer.
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"The penny had dropped and she learned a valuable life lesson in that our relationships are often formed by our attitudes we hold towards others. Authentic leadership is born of such understanding."

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Loving Your Child | Ziglar

Loving Your Child | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
As a young father, my mother frequently said to me, "Your children more attention pay to what you do than what you say."  She also repeatedly said that if you "set the example, you won't need to make many rules."  Later in life I heard someone else say that rules without a relationship lead to rebellion.  I believe the statements my mother made, combined with the other one, can lay the basis for a marvelous relationship and the raising of positive, morally sound, successful youngsters in our racist, sexist, and violent society of today.
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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here. Cheryl Conner has also interviewed Amy Morin in a Forbes video chat that expands on this article here. For all the time executives spend [...]
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A “To Be” List for Aspiring Leaders - General Leadership

A “To Be” List for Aspiring Leaders - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
”Being’ and ‘doing’ are inseparable aspects of your presence and influence. -author unknown I have the privilege each year of speaking to auditoriums full

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 9:05 AM

So, what do you think? Would you follow leaders with these traits and qualities? What can we add or do to help nurture those who seek or are called to serve?

 

Leadership is a choice. The choice is ours to help them make; TO-BE or NOT-TO-BE.

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Cultivating teacher leaders at your school

Cultivating teacher leaders at your school | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Teacher leaders are the backbone of our work, and we as school administrators can't do it alone. Let's take a look at some innovative efforts that are changing schools around the country.

 


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Seth's Blog: Shame is a brand killer

Seth's Blog: Shame is a brand killer | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
When your public sees you choosing a path that's shameful, that they don't approve of, that offends their sensibilities, it creates a dissonance that might never be erased. Brands work not because they have clever logos or taglines, not because...
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