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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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donhornsby's curator insight, August 27, 2:25 PM

(From the article) The most effective leaders follow Leadership Rule #1, and return to it during those leadership challenges that require the very best of their leadership abilities. They understand that you cannot change expectations, alter perceptions, and motivate others unless you maintain the ability to influence them in a positive manner. When followers sense that your leadership decisions are made with other priorities, they will not trust you. Without trust, you will lose the ability maintain the positive influence necessary to motivate and inspire others, and you will have limited the value of your leadership investment.

 

Whether you are a brand new leader, or someone with years of experience, the next time you find yourself faced with a leadership decision, pause and remind yourself of this:

 

“It’s not about you.”

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 11, 4:06 AM

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

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Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership?

Is Integrity the Secret to Great Leadership? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The actions of a business are its value statement. Actions speak volumes about what really matters most – not what should matter, not what we wish mattered, but what really does matter to us. They swamp mission statements, speeches or memos, and they eclipse intentions.

 

Having the kind of integrity that leaves no room between what we say and what we do is really hard work. It’s much easier to follow the words of JR Ewing of the TV series Dallas, who said: “Once you lose your integrity, everything’s easy.” Lots of people have chosen this path. Others find it to be too much work to align their decisions and actions with what they claim as priorities.

 


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If you’re leading a team or a company, if you’re part of a family or teaching a class, your only lasting message will be what you do, not what you say.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 19, 12:24 PM

Many are simply out of touch, preferring to believe that their intentions – rather than their actions – are their priorities. This is because intentions usually sound better and are loftier; and unfortunately, when we take a hard look at our actions, we may not like what we see.

Chris Shern's curator insight, September 20, 4:21 AM

It all basically starts with how you lead yourself and how you choose to lead your life.

 

HJJP's curator insight, September 20, 10:40 PM

Considering that for most of us, trust and confidence in our leaders are identified as the most important attributes we want them to have, stands to reason that integrity, the element which inspires said trust and confidence in someone, would be the central ingredient of great leadership. 

Or is it?

Can we stand here and say for sure that all great leaders are or were people of great integrity? Or is it the appearance of integrity that matters? Or maybe it does not matter at all, and it is your ability to set up smoke and mirrors that make you someone people would follow? or is it your ability to inspire fear?


So, the most important aspect is how do we define GREAT LEADERHSIP? Is it based on results? Is it based on getting people to follow them blindly?

 

Was Genghis Khan a great leader? Julius Cesar? Francisco Franco? Hitler? JFK? GW Bush? Clinton?

 

Would be interested in hearing what people have to say about this subject.

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7 Ways to Build Trust When Your New Team is Skeptical

7 Ways to Build Trust When Your New Team is Skeptical | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
You've got a long track record of leading well. You just wish your new team would talk to your last team. That would save a heck of a lot of precious time. If they would just trust you, you could g...
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Let’s Drive a Stake In the Heart of the Industrial Age! | Switch and Shift

Let’s Drive a Stake In the Heart of the Industrial Age! | Switch and Shift | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Wasn’t the Industrial Age supposed to be over in the 1970s? Oh, it was? Then why are so many companies still following the Industrial Age script? In a word:
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Three Types of Forgiveness and Why They Matter to Us as Leaders - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning

Three Types of Forgiveness and Why They Matter to Us as Leaders - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are three types of forgiveness that leaders can use to transform themselves and their organizations into forward-looking, agile learners and promote better results every day.
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From the post: The best leaders use the practice of forgiveness to transform themselves and their organizations into forward-looking, agile learners and promote better results every day.

The best leaders use the practice of forgiveness to transform themselves and their organizations into forward-looking, agile learners and promote better results every day. - See more at: http://blog.kevineikenberry.com/leadership-supervisory-skills/three-types-forgiveness-matter-us-leaders/#sthash.wVLceQOz.dpuf
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15 Ways to tell if someone is Arrogant or Humble

15 Ways to tell if someone is Arrogant or Humble | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Arrogant people say they believe in humility but their life says they believe in arrogance. Humble people speak the truth. The temptation to temper the truth and say what others want to hear, for e...
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4 Powerful Responses to Resistance

4 Powerful Responses to Resistance | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
One of my embarrassing leadership blunders was allowing passion and vision to blind me to the interests of others. You either agreed with me or you were a roadblock. Sadly, my strategy was to convi...
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Seth's Blog: Forgive yourself

Seth's Blog: Forgive yourself | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Forgive yourself for not being the richest, the thinnest, the tallest, the one with the best hair. Forgive yourself for not being the most successful, the cutest or the one with the fastest time. Forgive yourself for not winning every...
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7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems

7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Reluctance to deal with problems makes you look ineffective, weak, and self-protective. The problem isn’t the problem. Avoiding it is. Inaction increases fear; action increase courage. 4 things avo...

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Weak leaders listen to problems and do nothing. Powerful leaders listen to resolve, solve, and move forward.

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Great Leadership Isn’t About You

Great Leadership Isn’t About You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The best leaders are supportive.

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The lesson Washington’s profoundly positive example teaches is that leading people well isn’t about driving them, directing them, or coercing them; it is about compelling them to join you in pushing into new territory. It is motivating them to share your enthusiasm for pursuing a shared ideal, objective, cause, or mission. In essence, it is to always conduct yourself in ways that communicates to others that you believe people are always more important than things.

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John Michel's curator insight, August 22, 8:30 PM

The most effective form of leadership is supportive. It is collaborative. It is never assigning a task, role or function to another that we ourselves would not be willing to perform. For all practical purposes, leading well is as simple as remembering to remain others-centered instead of self-centered. To do this, I try to keep these four imperatives in mind:

David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 12:06 AM

"When the best leaders work is done, the people say - we did it ourselves" - LaoTzu

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How To Master The Art Of Giving Negative Feedback

How To Master The Art Of Giving Negative Feedback | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

When you’re a leader, giving feedback, both positive and negative, comes with the territory. But not everyone is comfortable giving it. Sarah Green, a senior associate editor with the Harvard Business Review, recently scoured HBR’s blog for the site’s best advice for how to give negative feedback. Here are her five tips:

 

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 26, 5:29 PM

Step away from the feedback "sandwich," stick to the facts, and three other tips to giving good feedback.

John Michel's curator insight, August 27, 6:49 AM

Five excellent tips to maximize the positive impact of negative feedback .

Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, August 27, 12:11 PM

"Lo cortés no quita lo valiente", pero demasiada diplomacia elude el tema principal y no ayuda a que la persona identifique el error. 

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Home - Empower the Leader in You

Home - Empower the Leader in You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
LaRae Quy was an undercover and counterintelligence FBI agent for 24 years. She exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception. Faced with stressful and fast-moving situations, she needed to move through barriers if she was to succeed.…
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Managing Change: Transforming a Hard Day into a Great One « Robin Sharma's Blog

Managing Change: Transforming a Hard Day into a Great One « Robin Sharma's Blog | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Last week, some smart soul on Twitter asked me to share my thoughts and strategies on turning a so-called “bad day” into a positive one. So he could show leadership versus victimhood. And focus on opportunities versus stay stuck on problems.

 

Excellent request. Ready to reply. Thank you for asking.

 

The first idea I’ll suggest is that there’s really no such thing as a “bad day”. (I still adore Nietzsche’s genius line: “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”)

 
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When faced with a challenging day, many people play the victim. They crumble into retreat, blame conditions and other people and believe they are powerless. But giving away your power is excusing yourself. And no victim ever changed the world.

 
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The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it)

The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it) | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

What does it mean for a leader to act with integrity? 


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(From the article): The cost of not acting with integrity is immense and recovering from a breach of integrity is perhaps one of the most difficult challenges a leader can face. That’s because people perceive integrity to be about who you are as a leader, not just what you do. One only needs to look at today’s news headlines to see the devastating effects of these failures. Politicians resigning from office, corporate leaders arrested for wrongdoing, celebrities losing millions from lost endorsements, and spiritual leaders being disgraced are all results from not acting with a sense of integrity.

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Seth's Blog: Marketing used to be what you say

Seth's Blog: Marketing used to be what you say | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Now, marketing is what you do. What you make. How you act. The choices you make when you are sure no one is looking.
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Top Leadership Digital Human Resources Ethics Content for Mon.Sep 08, 2014

Top Leadership Digital Human Resources Ethics Content for Mon.Sep 08, 2014 | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
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The New Rules of the Social Age - Jesse Lyn Stoner

The New Rules of the Social Age - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Industrial Age has ended. In this guest post, Ted Coine shares 3 rules for leaders to ensure their organization survive, and thrive, in the Social Age.
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"What does this mean for your leadership?

You’re either going to love leading in the Social Age, or you’ll hate it, depending on your outlook. Regardless, none of us gets a vote on these three changes to how we lead at work:

1. In the Social Age, transparency rules.

 

2. In the Social Age, empowerment isn’t an option.

 

3. In the Social Age, it’s all about trust.

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The Evolution Of The Employee

The Evolution Of The Employee | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book which came out today called, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.

 

One of the things I have been writing about and have tried to make clear over the past few months is that work as we know it is dead and that the only way forward is to challenge convention around how we work, how we lead, and how we build our companies. Employees which were once thought of expendable cogs are the most valuable asset that any organization has. However, the employee from a decade ago isn’t the same as the employee who we are starting to see today. To help show that I wanted to share an image from my upcoming book which depicts how employees are evolving. It’s an easy way to see the past vs the future.

 


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Tom Hood's curator insight, September 6, 5:27 AM

Nice graphic that captures the essence of how work and the employee is changing / needing to change. It is very close to an exercise we did with our team as we prepared for our move and our "workplace" consultants (Avance') had our entire team map how work was, how it is now, and where they see it going... Here are some of the key areas:

 

From individual work to group work

From hierarchy to flat structure

From Independent group to interdependent group

From internally focused to external (customer/member and brand)

From planned connections to spontaneous connections

From single work point to multiple workpoints

From structured to fluid

 

This also reinforces our approach to what we are calling the "shift change" and how the interplay of technology, workplace, leadership, learning, and culture are all in need of intentional thoughtful planning to get the most out of the new world we are facing...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 18, 12:35 AM

Wow, like it...:-)))

Hélène Introvigne's curator insight, September 18, 11:39 AM

the future of work !

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10 Leadership Techniques That Do Not Work

How to become a better leader? Don't make the same mistakes I made.
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Compliance, Commitment, Values, And…Dondi | Bob Burg

Compliance, Commitment, Values, And…Dondi | Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Compliance will never take you, where commitment can go. ~ Dondi Scumaci As posted previously, I love that saying (what I call, a Dondi-ism) :-) by my
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Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated

Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want to know if a fish is bad, look at its head, they say. No role in life is more dependent on success and failure than that of a leader. Some see the pressure that comes with managing others as a burden, others see it as a thrill. [...]

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From the article: Management and leadership aren’t for everyone. A good humoured approach is required at all times. Be passionate about your business, but be dispassionate in your approach to managing it.

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11 Quotes Digital Leaders Must Live By

In today’s digitally empowered, technology connected, social world that we live in the one thing we know best is change. We communicate, shop and even work has…

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B Goburn Smith's curator insight, August 28, 6:42 AM

Very thought-provoking quotes! We all need reminders from time to time.

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Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
“Together.”

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John Michel's curator insight, August 16, 4:00 AM

The word “together” is a powerful social cue to the brain.  In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

Yves CINOTTI's curator insight, August 17, 2:56 AM

Ce mot est "ensemble"

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Introverts No Longer the Quiet Followers of Extroverts - Forbes

Introverts No Longer the Quiet Followers of Extroverts - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
It has long been believed that the natural leaders of our society were the extroverted types, those that were– outspoken, sociable, and decisive.

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Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

"We need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving back." Arianna Huffington, the namesake of The Huffington Post, spoke these words at a recent stop to talk about her new book,Thrive.

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Despite all that we know about the toxic effects of stress, we continue to mount massive pressure on our families and especially our kids. We jockey to get our toddlers into feeder schools. High schoolers overload their calendars hoping to beef up their resumes with admissions bait. We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed." In the wake of this madness, we cut every corner to save time nourishing our families. Who has time to cook? So we outsource. We buy "all-natural" prepared meals, we grab quick on-the-go snacks and we eat in our cars. We have been lulled into thinking these are healthy choices. But they are not. Like the frog in boiling water, we've slowly let industrial food companies take over the nourishment of our families. And we're paying for it in skyrocketing rates of obesity and illness. A steep toll to pay on the road to "success."

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