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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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Adversaries Into Allies - Bob Burg

Adversaries Into Allies - Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Influence and Persuade Effectively, with Integrity.

 

Discover a tried-and-true framework for building alliances at work, at home, and anywhere else you seek to win people over.

Filled with powerful insights, real-world examples, and even sample conversations, Adversaries into Allies provides powerful strategies for mastering the art of influence.

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I just finished reading Bob Burg's new book Adversaries into Allies and I highly recommend it!

 

In these times when everything is so full of negativity and conflict, when we all seem to always be ready to fight the enemy, this book offers practical techniques that will help us shift our perpective. If we apply what we learn it will help us lead better lives.

 

This book is the Ultimate Field Guide for my life's journey.

 

Thank you Bob for writing it!

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It takes courage to say NO to cynicism, resignation and suffering!

It takes courage to say NO to cynicism, resignation and suffering! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The true heroes in any organization are those who have the courage to say NO to cynicism, resignation and suffering.

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(From the article): But, the moral of this story is not all bad. Even though I do see too many people at all levels of so many organizations that fit the bill I have described above, I also meet many really brave, committed and powerful leaders, managers and employees in all organizations. People who have taken a bold stand and not buying into the cynicism, resignation, negativism and suffering that surround them. People who have made a decision to always fully express themselves and communicate authentically and effectively at all times. People who will never become victims and always stay true to themselves by making a difference in everything they do.

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A Mindset Template for Success

A Mindset Template for Success | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Success is highly sought after, for the rewards: money, status, professional respect, personal fulfillment, continued opportunity, and because it’s fun. Success is fun. It’s the satisfaction of
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From the post: "Success is fun. It’s the satisfaction of applying talent, ambition, and determination to make something come alive in the world: the vision, ability to execute, and creativity to take an idea, an elusive thing, and harness and shape it into something that works. And then stand back and own the results."

 

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Are You Driven by Character or Emotion? | John C. Maxwell

Are You Driven by Character or Emotion? | John C. Maxwell | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

“The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.”
- Dick Biggs

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This post is very eye opening and a great reminder. The comments are also very helpful.

From the post: Decisions can only help us start. Discipline helps us finish.

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Stop Giving Me Empathy! It Makes Me Feel Bad

Stop Giving Me Empathy! It Makes Me Feel Bad | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Can you believe YOU might not receive empathy well?
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Very helpful article. I describes the difference in the terms empathy, pity and sympathy.

From the article: "The main point I want to make about empathy is that even though it is sometimes difficult to give, to get, and to learn, it is worth the effort."

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4 Ways To Be In Control of Your Life | Empower the Leader in You

4 Ways To Be In Control of Your Life | Empower the Leader in You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We are in control of our life when we seize opportunities to improve ourselves and our situation.
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Leadership: Disappointed To The Core

Leadership: Disappointed To The Core | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
If you meet a leader who’s a loner, who doesn’t communicate, who’s not engaged, who seems removed and not trusting, it’s probably not because they enjoy solitude or disengagement. It’s far more likely that they have been disappointed. We get disappointed when… People say they are

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Those of us, who have experienced disappointment need to be reminded that in this corridor we have doors to the left and to the right. These are the doors made for our choosing.

 

And as leaders, we must choose to:...

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7Pillars Consulting

7Pillars Consulting | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership and Sales Consulting for Small Businesses
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Empathy vs. Sympathy | Ziglar

Empathy vs. Sympathy | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
  | Additional resources: The Selling Difference, Closes Closes Closes CDs + DVDs with Secrets of Closing the Sale
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Ziglar

Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Ziglar strives to be the difference-maker in people’s personal, family and professional success. By doing so, Ziglar hopes to make a positive difference in America and the world.
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10 rules of an incompetent professional

10 rules of an incompetent professional | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. Meet the 10 rules of an incompetent professional.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 13, 8:40 AM

Sounds like politics.

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Leadership: Dealing With Wicked Problems

The Mudd Partnership Presents: Leadership: Dealing With Wicked Problems Read more at www.themuddpartnership.com ([SLIDESHARE] Dealing With Wicked Problems #wickedproblems #honoringemergence#organisationaldevelopment

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 13, 7:01 AM

Simply and well done: a good, understable overview of dealing with wicked problems / complexity / uncertainty

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 14, 7:43 AM

"Think total, act piecemeal..." Like in the PDCA process cycles... what problems are wicked? Page through this presentation...:-))) which are so complex and multifaceted you cannot see it through in one shot... (OK, it's a bit even more complicated...)... what I like also that you should be careful not to use generalised solution managerial methods to everything... the people are different, the situations are different... so, think before act and think in different approaches, in different models...

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The Art and Science of Leadership

The Art and Science of Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
A comprehensive collection of articles and activities for developing leadership skills and knowledge.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, April 13, 10:38 AM

A very usefull index with resources on #leadership

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This is How You Know You’re A Leader

This is How You Know You’re A Leader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

I never felt much like a leader. The kids in leadership were young life kids, the “rah-rah” game-playing kids. They were the dance-attending kids, the popular kids, the outgoing, sports-playing, quick-on-their-feet kids. They were the debate kids, the well-spoken kids, the shop-at-Abercrombie kids. I was nothing like them. I was the book-reading kid. The unsure-of-herself kid. The slow-to-decide-kid. The wallflower.

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From the post:  The best leaders are reluctant leaders. Or, at least, that’s what my friend Thad says, and it really helps me. When I find myself hesitant to take accountability for the story unfolding around me, I remind myself no leader feels totally ready. No leader feels good enough, no leader feels completely prepared.

And yet no leader has to. It’s not about me anyway. So I can stop worrying.

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Great Leaders Do Not Walk on Water | QSB Insight

Great Leaders Do Not Walk on Water | QSB Insight | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The essentials

In an excerpt from his recently published book, The Science of Leadership, Julian Barling, Borden Chair of Leadership at Queen's School of Business, writes that the smallest things leaders choose to do (but do not have to) not only inspire followers, they re-inspire them again and again. Such actions from their leaders convey the trust, respect, self-efficacy, and sense of belonging that employees crave. As well, when effective leaders make a mistake, they take ownership and apologize. 

Excerpted from The Science of Leadership by Julian Barling with permission from Oxford University Press USA, © 2014 by OUP.

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Stress: The Pathway to Growth, Renewal, and Success | The John Maxwell Company

Stress: The Pathway to Growth, Renewal, and Success | The John Maxwell Company | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

To live stress-free would be to deny our responsibility as leaders. Stress accompanies growth. We have to accept that all worthwhile change, every amazing transformation and renewal, brings about temporary stress.

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From the post: "Change looks different on the back end than on the front side. Initially, the challenges of change are daunting. We see the sacrifices that are required of us in order to change, and we can only imagine the good things we’ll gain by making them. Once the change is completed, however, we delight in the benefits it has brought, and the earlier stresses seem insignificant in comparison to the joys we have gained."

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Strenghtening Our Receptivity Muscles | Bob Burg

Strenghtening Our Receptivity Muscles | Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In John David Mann’s and my book, The Go-Giver, Law #5 is “The Law of Receptivity.” Both of us are continually told by others that, while applying this
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How to Start a Podcast – Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial

How to Start a Podcast – Pat’s Complete Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Starting a podcast has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for my brand. Ever. Since starting The Smart Passive Income Podcast in July of 2010:
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What Gets in the Way of Listening

What Gets in the Way of Listening | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Eric Van Camp, Bobby Dillard
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Want Someone to Change? You Go First. - Alli Polin

Want Someone to Change? You Go First. - Alli Polin | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Does this sound familiar?  You really want someone to make a change in their life or leadership and you see the need for change so clearly, it’s killing you that they are not changing a thing.  You take their change on as your personal mission and encourage them to change, tell them what they need to do, and practically beg them to make a shift yet for all of your pleas, they are not moving a muscle.  What’s going on?  Why is this person totally immune to your rational arguments, emotional plays and aggressive threats?

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Taking Care of Business is Leading | Ziglar

Taking Care of Business is Leading | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
 

When anyone takes a job, they must perform the duties of that job, or they won’t have it for long. How they perform those duties matters, but at the end of the day, that fact that they did perform their duties matters most. That’s what we’ll call “taking care of business.”
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Ziglar Legacy Series with Seth Godin | Ziglar

Ziglar Legacy Series with Seth Godin | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I have something special for you!
On Tuesday, April 8 at 2PM CT, Seth Godin will be joining us for a special Ziglar Legacy Series webcast!!!
Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
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Autocoaching – How to get the best of yourself (English – Digital version)

Autocoaching – How to get the best of yourself (English – Digital version) | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Autocoaching is a personal journey for yourself. A journey to know you better and enjoy more of life with people you appreciate. The book describes in a clear and easy to read way how it helps people improve their lives. It explains how to identify their current reality and pave the way towards the necessary changes. These changes are aimed at achieving targets in the short and long term and that each individual specified in its corresponding ‘Future’This version is not printable.
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About the author: Pedro Amador 

Considered In Spain and South America to be a pioneer in personal growth (happiness and coaching) and communication. Blogger inwww.pedroamador.com

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The Four Ways Of Being | Transformational Leadership

The Four Ways Of Being | Transformational Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Integrity, commitment, accountability, and authenticity create transformational leadership and breakthrough performance.

Via Susan Bainbridge, Bobby Dillard, Wise Leader™
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Transformational leadership begins when we are ourselves, transformed.

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6 Habits of Great Connectors

6 Habits of Great Connectors | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore shares the traits that the best networkers he's met have in common.

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Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going - General Leadership

Trajectory: The Importance of Knowing Where We Are Going - General Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Not every journey you take with your team will be to a tropical destination with a nearby amusement park. Sometimes it’s across the street, while other times you’ll be heading to the moon and stars beyond.


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