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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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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, 5:42 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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Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Seven Ways to Get Smarter | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Given my druthers, I'd choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness. 4 qualities of smart leaders who stay dumb: Persistence: Staying dumb requires persistence. Growing ...
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Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory

Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We are all good at reacting and responding, putting out fires, and crisis management. In addition, organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile, and how to best execute a

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Employees of an anticipatory organization understand that those who can see the future most accurately will have the biggest advantage. They know that you cannot change the past, but you can shape the future based on the actions you take in the present. As such, they actively embrace the fact that many future disruptions, problems, and game-changing opportunities are predictable and represent unprecedented ways to gain advantage. They know that it’s better to solve predictable problems before they happen, and that future problems often represent the biggest opportunities. Above all else, they are confident and empowered by having a shared view of the future based on Hard Trends and what I call the “science of certainty.”

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 22, 7:34 AM

I have been advocating proactive management for decades so it seems the time has come.  What do you think?

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 22, 8:49 AM

Well. don't completely forget about Lean and Agile. Just broaden the perspective. Lean and agile imply readiness and responsiveness which are good things. But they should not imply "reactive-ness"; . responding well to current circumstances  is simply not enough. Anticipating, forecasting, predicting, as well as possible, future needs and conditions is also critical.

 

The assumptions that present conditions will prevail and simple improvements upon existing processes or  activities will remain sustainable is unwise. Effective organizations both adapt and strive to improve their adaptability. This can be described as sustainable adaptation.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 22, 4:55 PM

Reacting and responding are two different things. Reacting is often a spur of the moment and off the cuff action that has little thought behind. Response, which is often understood as synonymous, is a measured process of thinking and acting. The word response is the root word for responsibility. Even in being lean and agile, we should be responsible and thoughtful in our responses.

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Reached Your Boiling Point? Learn To Turn Down The Heat!

Reached Your Boiling Point? Learn To Turn Down The Heat! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Dani shares her personal coping techniques on how to respond to situations that push all your buttons
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There is one thing you can control, which is your response to others. Reacting, overreacting or letting it fester are not great methods of response. If this is your method of coping with hurt and offense, trust me, you need a new one! Repeating the cycle of offense only intensifies each time you are provoked.

 

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 23, 7:16 AM

(From the article): Our culture is excessively hot-tempered to the point hot-tempered has become the norm. But if you can stay in control of your anger, you have the power to CALM a dispute! Allowing yourself to be provoked will just add to fuel to that hot-burning fire.

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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, 7:13 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 1:16 AM
Thank you Beth for publishing this very interesting post indeed.
Buon compleanno Robin, master curator :)
Beth Kanter's comment, October 5, 2011 2:07 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.
Ken Morrison's comment, September 4, 2012 3:10 PM
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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Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind - Leadership Wired Blog

Traveling to Infinity and Beyond Means Leaving Self-Centeredness Behind - Leadership Wired Blog | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished a feat considered impossible for much of human history. Escaping the gravitational pull of the earth, and soaring beyond its atmosphere, they were the first persons to set foot on the moon. Their successful mission was the crowning achievement of NASA’s space program.

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Selfishness is a limiting factor in the lives of leaders. Reaching new levels of influence requires self-transcendence, or living beyond yourself. How has learning to “go beyond yourself” expanded your ability to lead?

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How to Get Your Employees to Go Beyond the Call of Duty

How to Get Your Employees to Go Beyond the Call of Duty | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Being humble is not just a virtue, it's an important leadership practice. 


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Vittorio Grieco's curator insight, May 26, 8:49 AM

Work with them not against them.

Stephanie Golden's curator insight, June 23, 8:22 PM

AWESOME ARTICLE! I truly believe in remaining humble and treating people right...having selfless leadership! 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 9, 6:12 AM

A plea for more Humble and Selfless Leadership to make your employees go the Extra Mile!

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Four Leadership Trust Busters

Four Leadership Trust Busters | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Trust. Your ability to lead is severely hampered without it, and the more of it you have, the easier leadership becomes. 


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These days, "trust", "authentic" and "genuine" seem to be turning into buzz words. This though provoking article leads us to look beyond the current culture and examine our actions.

 

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In the end, the other person decides if you are worthy of their trust based on their view of your intent, not your actual intent.

 

One way to read this would be to nod your head and agree, thinking about the people these behaviors remind you of.

 

A much better way to read this would be to reflect on how those behaviors impacted your trust and relationship with those people and then ask yourself the harder question – how often am I compromising trust by doing these things or things like them?

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 25, 2:04 PM

(From the article) The Blind CC. Imagine this . . . Someone sends an email to a group and bcc’s someone. Then the bcc’er replies to all, not noticing that they were blind-copied. If you were on the To: or CC: lines, wouldn’t you immediately wonder why the other person was bcc’d to start with? And more importantly, wouldn’t you start to wonder how many times the original person sends emails to you and they are bcc’ing someone else? We all want leaders who are transparent, authentic and genuine – and it seems to me that using the bcc flies in the face of that goal. There might be a time to email something separately to someone and give them additional information or perspective, but why make it a blind copy leaving everyone at risk for miscommunication and misunderstanding?

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, June 26, 5:45 AM

Trust is the key to building genuine relationships and without it, performance, productivity and loyalty will suffer.

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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, 2:51 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, 1:02 AM

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

maralma's curator insight, June 22, 9:53 AM

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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Terri Rice's curator insight, June 25, 11:23 AM

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..... 

Abou Al-Ela's curator insight, July 21, 2:16 AM

Learning process???????!!

HUBMODE's curator insight, July 26, 6:01 AM

Apprendre comme respirer:tout le temps!

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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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