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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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The #1 Rule of Leadership - "It's not about you"

The #1 Rule of Leadership - "It's not about you" | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Perform a search of “leadership” on Google and you will find dozens of listed leadership “rules” and “qualities” (most of which are very accurate).


But there is one primary axiom of leadership that trumps all others:


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:06 AM

Its not about you and then its not about you all too; imho, its about us:-)

liz's curator insight, December 3, 2014 8:06 AM

We have a responsibility, but its more than that; a duty as well as an obligation to all stakeholders, morally and ethically.

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, December 5, 2014 3:58 PM

Absolutely - humility is a key characteristic of good leadership

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10 Signs You're Headed For Burnout

10 Signs You're Headed For Burnout | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're experiencing one or more of these symptoms of burnout, take the time to evaluate whether you could benefit from a vacation. Here are 10 signs you're headed for burnout.
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Leading Minds Instead of Managing Behavior

Leading Minds Instead of Managing Behavior | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift that, at times, can be disconcerting. But if we embrace the new worldview that science gives us, we stand to be far more effective managers. The place to start is with an understanding of three fundamental discoveries about how the brain works.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 28, 3:31 AM

In light of this new understanding of how the mind works, conventional management practices no longer make sense.


We now know that a manager’s performance feedback and the use of rewards to motivate produce the opposite of what we intend. Organizations waste resources vainly trying to thwart our natural inclinations. Our quantifiable objectives cause us to focus on the short term at the expense of the long term.


Ben Olmos's curator insight, March 1, 4:48 PM

Feedback is a very important activity managers perform often in their role; however, for many it is difficult to understand why feedback is not effective.  After all, it's not as if the two people sitting in the room are speaking a different language.  How to deliver feedback is a hot topic.  In fact, there are a number of management training courses and articles written on the best and most effective ways to deliver feedback; however, may the approach for providing feedback is all wrong.  Jacobs explains that there is emerging research providing insight on why we may need to change our view of feedback and the effect it has upon those receiving it.  According to recent research, criticism has a negative effect on performance, which is probably not all that surprising.  However, it has also been found that there is no correlation between praise and improvement either.  Take a look at the following to understand how managing behavior is less effective than leading minds.  

Owen Roper's curator insight, March 19, 9:23 AM

In the words of Napoleon Hill, If you can control your mind, your thoughts. Then what you can believe, you can achieve, you will receive it. The Masters Plan goes hand in hand with the Master Mind theory.

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12 Reasons Why You Should Show Appreciation to Your Staff

12 Reasons Why You Should Show Appreciation to Your Staff | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Valuable employee appreciation statistics regarding performance increases in recognized employees.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 22, 3:28 PM
  1. Improve Satisfaction - "39% of employees feel underappreciated at work, with 77% reporting that they would work harder if they felt better recognized.
  2. Reduce Teacher Turnover - 89% of employers assume that their employees leave for more money elsewhere, but only 12% of employees actually earn more from their next company.
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Creating a Culture of Excellence – The Go-Giver Way

Creating a Culture of Excellence – The Go-Giver Way | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

What is the culture of an organization? How do we create a culture of excellence within our own company or organization?

First, let’s define our terms. Merriam-Webster defines Culture as: A way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business). The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.

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Crushing 5 Urgent Leadership Challenges

Crushing 5 Urgent Leadership Challenges | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
#1 Productivity: The difference between success and failure is doing things others put off. Protect time with priorities. Some things feel urgent but they don’t matter. Urgencies control weak leade...

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Alexandra Salamis's curator insight, February 8, 8:32 AM

Great list that differentiates great leaders from not so great leaders. What's on your leadership development wish list?

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Are You Able To Influence Others Effectively and with Integrity?

Are You Able To Influence Others Effectively and with Integrity? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion
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The Three Pillars of Morally Courageous Leaders - General Leadership

The Three Pillars of Morally Courageous Leaders - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Conviction, commitment, credibility—the three pillars of morally courageous leadership. Read more today on GeneralLeadership.com!

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For those of us who don’t wear four stars or run multi-billion dollar businesses, moral courage gives us the ability to act rightly in a world that is in itself, not right. It is what enables us to persist against frustration, take responsibility for our actions, act humanely in the midst of inhumanity, and perhaps above all else, refuse to compromise our values despite the very real threat of experiencing personal or professional insult, injury, or loss.

 

Conviction, commitment, credibility—the three pillars of morally courageous leadership. They reflect a way of thinking and being that compels others to lead a life of integrity, purpose, and meaning. They serve as tangible reminders that we are not here to merely make a living but rather, to make a positive difference.

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John Michel's curator insight, February 2, 8:48 PM

President Woodrow Wilson once remarked, “You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” Don’t forget the errand. Ensure your words and your ways communicate clearly what you are willing to stand and fight for.

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How Do You Get People to Work Harder? Just Turn Them Loose

How Do You Get People to Work Harder? Just Turn Them Loose | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Here’s a fundamental question: How do you get people to work? Answering fundamentally, you form a contract with them consisting of a set amount of compensation and benefits in return for an equally set amount of work.

 

Less fundamental and more important (or at least more interesting) is this question – How do you get people to work harder on what matters most to you?


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 16, 8:20 AM

(From the article): As a leader, you do hold unique responsibility for ensuring there are opportunities for such exposure, for those on your team to work closely with others. But then, turn your people loose. Let them explore ways they can contribute differently within their own team and across departments or groups.

 

That’s how you break down silos, but it’s also how you give people the three hallmarks of engagement espoused by Dan Pink in Drive – autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

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Leadership: It is not about you! Get over it.

Leadership: It is not about you! Get over it. | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is not just a title; and a leadership title, does not necessarily make someone a leader. There are many unsung people in every organisation who exerc(...)
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The focus of any organisation is to fulfill the vision that has been set. The role of the leader is to see that it happens. When the leader forgets about the cause to focus on the position then it is like a ship out of control heading for danger.

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Why Mattering Matters - General Leadership

Why Mattering Matters - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Make a choice to matter everyday by offering, thanking, encouraging, inspiring and letting others know you notice and believe in them. Mattering matters!

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John Michel's curator insight, January 17, 3:36 PM

Taking time to let others know they have genuine value...that they matter...is one of the most impactful investments you will ever make.

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Five Things All Great Leaders Do | Mark Miller

Five Things All Great Leaders Do | Mark Miller | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Great leaders serve. It’s the name of my website, but it’s also something I’ve learned over the years.  Great leaders serve others and they do so in five very strategic ways. Ken Blanchard and I wrote about these practices in our book The Secret – What Great Leaders Know and Do. We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary edition of The Secret but the lessons are as true today as they were when it was first published.

Great leaders serve. It’s the name of my website, but it’s also something I’ve learned over the years.  Great leaders serve others and they do so in five very strategic ways. Ken Blanchard and I wrote about these practices in our book The Secret – What Great Leaders Know and Do. We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary edition of The Secret but the lessons are as true today as they were when it was first published. - See more at: http://greatleadersserve.com/leadership/five-things-all-great-leaders-do/?utm_content=buffereda6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.5nEh3nsL.dpuf
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Great leaders Serve.

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Leaders Are Masters of Conflict

Leaders Are Masters of Conflict | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Authentic Leadership Tip: Do you have a fear of conflict? Let me help you out... Get Over It!


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The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader

The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Our insecurities can kill our confidence and competence. Learn how to recognize them within yourself, so you can eliminate them.
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5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

Organizations don't change, they adapt. They do so because of the timeless principles leaders (ideally) personify during change...

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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

Via Pierre Levy, Kirsten Wilson, Lisa Williams
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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:33 AM

Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:39 PM

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.

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Why Emotions Matter In Today's Leadership

Why Emotions Matter In Today's Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn what the latest neuroscience studies reveal about the importance of emotions to successful leadership in today's organizations.

Via donhornsby, Roger Francis
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These findings also cement the truth of why the command-and-control style of leadership is no longer effective given how we can’t lean on our positional authority to assume our perspective and memories are correct [Share on Twitter].

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 18, 4:50 PM

Our emotions not only influence what our brain focuses on, but it can also completely change how we remember details. This is an important key for all leaders to be mindful in their roles.

 

(From the article): Ultimately, what this comes down to and what the various studies from the neuroscience field help us to better appreciate is that our leadership is not defined by us, but through the memories and experiences of those we lead.

And this brings us back to the fundamental truth of succeeding at leadership today – that it’s not about serving our own wants and needs, but about how we can help those under our care to attain that level of success and fulfillment that fuels their drive to do better and to be better going forward.

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Build Your Business and Live Life The Go-Giver Way – Walk in Your Value

Build Your Business and Live Life The Go-Giver Way – Walk in Your Value | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Connect, Grow and Profit with Go-Givers Worldwide! Create value. Touch Lives. Build Networks. Be Real. Stay Open. Based on The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success from The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann.
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The 8 Strengths of Humility

The 8 Strengths of Humility | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I asked G.J. Hart, when he was CEO of Texas Roadhouse, if he could spot emerging leaders. He didn’t rule out talent, education, or leadership presence, but he replied, “I can usually tell if they h...

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11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day

11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
By getting to the heart of what makes some leaders truly great, you can become pretty remarkable yourself.

Via Anne Leong, Roy Sheneman, PhD, Roger Francis, John Michel
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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 28, 11:44 AM

Things that make you say Hmmm...

John Michel's curator insight, January 28, 1:18 PM

A great leader is the first to say, "They get all the credit because they deserve it." When employees do something exceptional, great leaders are the first to shine the spotlight on their people.

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Leadership By Virtue: Hundred posts

Leadership By Virtue: Hundred posts | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Welcome to different approach to Leadership

Dear Reader, thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I would love to hear from you. Write a comment to my post or contact me on jaro.berceATgmail.com. You can also visit my pages on Facebook or LinkedIN, and I would be happy to connect with you.

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Can you afford to lead without integrity?

Can you afford to lead without integrity? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Is integrity an essential leadership skill? Hiroo Chothia on why businesses need to lead with more integrity

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 14, 2:44 PM

(From the article):  Trust is a very evocative word in the business world. It means different things to different people, depending on their gender, ethnicity, culture, background and geography.  Corporate behaviour is definitely under the microscope with widespread perception of a disconnect between corporate behaviour and ethical conduct.  In this climate, it would be very easy to jump to measurement and greater legal requirements.  Whilst issues such as compliance are a vital aspect of good governance, recent research published by Roger Steare and colleagues indicates a strong relationship between ethical leadership and performance as well as ethics being key to employee engagement. 


Clearly, there is a need to go back to basics to define what ethical behaviour means both for the individual and the organisation.  Those organisations that have travelled this route have benefited from creating a ‘speak-up’ culture; confidence in the market as well as commitment from employees who buy-into the idea that ‘good thinking = good business’.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, January 16, 9:01 AM

Leading with integrity is all about doing the right thing for yourself and the company.  There is no leadership without it.

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I'm going out on a limb. I hope you'll join me—your work matters. by Seth Godin

I'm going out on a limb. I hope you'll join me—your work matters. by Seth Godin | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
A new book about doing work that matters, embracing tension, dancing with fear and making a difference, by Seth Godin
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REMOTE Office Not Required: The new book from 37signals

REMOTE Office Not Required: The new book from 37signals | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
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Time For Our Annual Leadership Ego Calibration - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

Time For Our Annual Leadership Ego Calibration  - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I'm "going Jim Collins" on you with my annual leadership ego calibration, that will make sure you're on the right leadership path in the new year.
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"So that’s what I mean by “going Jim Collins”. It’s time to go to Level 5.

And that’s the “it”. Our little leadership ego calibration to keep us on the right path.    Ready?

Go in front of a mirror (I’ve got mine next to the computer as I type this).

Look at yourself, straight in the eyes, and repeat after me.

When things go well, the credit goes to them

When things go bad, the blame is mine.

It’s NOT all about me.

It’s about them, and the mighty “we”. 

Inhale. Exhale.

Now live it. You’re re-calibrated, and ready to rock.

Lead well!"

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Lead With Patience - General Leadership

Lead With Patience - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Take a deep breath, put on your patience hat and redirect that energy into ensuring the lesson is learned and not repeated.
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