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12 Components of Trusted Strategic Partnerships - Let's Grow Leaders

12 Components of Trusted Strategic Partnerships - Let's Grow Leaders | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
"But how do you KNOW they'll do it, if we don't put it in the contract?"  I looked at him assuredly, "because they told me they would." "But what if they DON'T?" "If they don't do what they say, w
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Mastering the Art of Influence for Business Leaders

Mastering the Art of Influence for Business Leaders | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

How midmarket leaders can master the subtle art of influence.


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David Hain's curator insight, January 18, 2014 4:15 AM
Collaborate to access an influence multiplier!
Brian Martin's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:35 AM

Balancing the say/do ratio combined with listening, offering help, and building trust are fundamental to broadening influence skills.   Often what stands in the way of a mid-level leader moving into a senior leadership role is their influence (and impact) capability.

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▶ The Global Information Internship Program - YouTube

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects t...
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How to Deal With A Boss With Zero Emotional Intelligence

How to Deal With A Boss With Zero Emotional Intelligence | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
To work well with people with low Emotional Intelligence you need to learn how to communicate differently. Here's how to make sure they get it.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:17 AM

We need to clarify. A key question will be what happens when bosses shut down clarification? And they do.

 

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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

Are You a Credible Technology Leader? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:32 AM

Good leadership is about knowing when to let go and most people that think they are educational leaders are simply managers. That is why so little changes.

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▶ Influence & Success Insights: Influence Through Pull - YouTube

http://www.burg.com Ever notice that people who are influential are not described as having a lot of "push" with people but rather a lot of "pull"? Why do yo...
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Excellent words from my friend and Ultimate Influencer, Bob Burg - "Great leadership is never about the leader, great influence is never about the influencer, great salesmanship is never about the sales person, it's about the other person, it's about that person whose life you choose to touch with the great value that you provide."

 

Thank you Bob! Onward and Make it a great day!

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Building a High-Trust Culture, : Invest in Respect

Building a High-Trust Culture, : Invest in Respect | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Personal integrity is the foundation of trust in any organization. It’s the pervasive sense that people will do what they say they're going to do, and that their actions consistently reflect their

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, January 14, 2014 9:43 PM

Useful recognition of the importance of both trust and respect. 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:03 PM

Investing in respect is one of the best investments that you will make.  It is easy to be negative, pass on gossip or be insincere, but far harder to be aware of your actions and avoid negativity.

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:26 AM

Trust is the foundation to any high performing relationship, team, and organization.  One of the greatest gifts you can give anyone other than your time and attention is respect.

 

Respecting someon's time, respecting someon's idea, respecting someon's decision, etc.  (It means removing the Yes...but language, and starting with respect)

 

Excellent article and nice reminders to us all:)

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Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In

Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between fitting in and belonging. In fact, fitting in can be one of the biggest barriers to belonging, says researcher and author Brené Brown. Fitting in is about assessing...

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John Michel's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:55 AM

Helping people find a sense of belonging leads to them being fully engaged and committed to their work and the organization. It causes people to tap into their discretionary energy to accomplish the goals of the organization versus settling for just fitting in and doing the minimum to get by.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:55 PM
Belonging is something we all seek. It makes us feel at home when we have a sense of belonging. Take a moment and greet each child as they walk in the room. Do this in a genuine way and the rewards are incredible.
Don Cloud's curator insight, January 25, 2014 1:21 PM

Interesting and powerful ... something to consider -- what is the link between leaders creating a sense of "belonging" and leaders setting the conditions for empowering their people?

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In 1964, The Brilliant Isaac Asimov Wrote Some Predictions For 2014 — Wait Until You See How Right He Was

In 1964, The Brilliant Isaac Asimov Wrote Some Predictions For 2014 — Wait Until You See How Right He Was | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Self-driving car? He called it. (In 1964 science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted what life would be like in 50 years.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:56 PM
There are few isaac Asimovs around today. There are many who would like to pretend they have this kind of insight.
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3 Practices CEOs Should Adopt from this Rock Star

3 Practices CEOs Should Adopt from this Rock Star | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Like all great groups, leadership makes the difference. (RT @BobBurg: Awesome!! RT @AdamMGrant: Should CEOs be more like U2's Bono?

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John Michel's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:54 AM

Like all great groups, leadership makes the difference.  Bono is U2’s leader, lead singer and lyricist. His leadership approach can be described in one sentence: Bono communicates an inspiring vision and lives it, values people, and gives them a voice.  CEOs would be wise to follow Bono’s example. 

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Seth's Blog: How much does it cost you to avoid the feeling of risk?

Seth's Blog: How much does it cost you to avoid the feeling of risk? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Not actual risk, but the feeling that you're at risk? How many experiences are you missing out on because the (very unlikely) downsides are too frightening to contemplate? Are you avoiding leading, connecting or creating because to do so feels...
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Zappos says goodbye to bosses

Zappos says goodbye to bosses | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The unusual approach is called a holacracy!


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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:25 PM

This is forward thinking! 

 

It all comes down to what your company culture is, and what you hope to achieve as a result of this culture. 

 

When we work with executive teams one of the questions that we ask is this:  "What is impossible today; however, if we accomplished this would be a game-changer for our industry?"  Because when you think of it -- nothing is impossible.

 

When you have a leader like the CEO of Zappos...he is constantly asking himself and the team this question. 

 

I am very excited to learn from this model...what are your thoughts?

 

 

Chery Gegelman's curator insight, January 9, 2014 11:11 PM

This move is getting lots of attention.  What are your thoughts?

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:16 AM

Zappos has led the business community in new management concepts in the past. This idea is super-radical.


Articles published by the company provide a little detail on how this system will work,  however I get the impression that the concept will evolve as they discover major shortcomings and seek to address them.


Zappos may be getting rid of official job titles and management responsibilities, however natural leaders are sure to emerge and take control. In the absence of clear reporting lines and command structures, there will be a strong tendency for 'feifdoms ' to emerge. 


Concepts such as Holacracy, Democracy, Communism, etc. are wonderful in theory, however there is one major obstacle that has never been overcome: the nature of human beings. Self-interest always wins!


In my opinion, Zappos will only make this work after a serious dilution and modification of the core principles. I admire their effort and look forward to observing their progress. We may all learn something valuable from this initiative.


"Go Zappos, Go! ... Go Zappos, Go! ... Go Zappos, Go! "


[I'm staying on the sidelines]

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Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl

Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The problem with most business and leadership advice is that it's a little like this: The two circles aren't the point. Getting the two circles right is a good idea, but lots of people manage that part.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:34 AM

A wonderful illustration about learning to spot leadership when you encounter it. 

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Change Management vs. Change Leadership — What's the Difference? - YouTube

John Kotter discusses the difference between "change management" and "change leadership," and whether it's just a matter of semantics. These terms are not in... (RT @cullin: "Change Management vs. Change Leadership" ft.


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David Hain's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:35 AM
The two are different sides of the same coin, and you can't spin it without both!
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An Overture on Connection | Switch and Shift

An Overture on Connection | Switch and Shift | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s connection. And then there’s CONNECTION. Deep, stirring, spine-tingling connection. When I listen to you speak, and I feel so profoundly invigorated by your personal energy.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:11 PM

"The leader who plays it safe does not stir me. The leader who hides doesn’t. The leader who dances on the personal edge does. She gives me instant permission to do the same. Dares me to tip-toe out to my very own border. The place where I discover more of who I am and what I have to offer."

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Checkmate - How to Become a Better Leader in Four Moves

Checkmate - How to Become a Better Leader in Four Moves | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether you are in a management position or play a leadership role in your organization, the challenges remain the same. New leadership skills are required for the workplace of today and for the forseeable future.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:42 AM

(From the article): Success in managing or leading others is no longer dependent on your technical abilities alone. Soft-skills, your ability to communicate and interact more effectively with others, build collaborative teams, problem solve, resolve conflict and deal with difficult people and challenging situations better, now plays a more pivotal role in your success and the overall success of your organization and your people.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:21 PM

The four are legitimate, but I wish there were only four. It is like seven habits and four assumptions. There are many more of each that need to weeded out and negotiated. Education, for example, is a constant reconstruction of exisitng personal and collective understanding.

 

The term I use for common sense is uncommon sense. Gadamer, Vico, and Humboldt wrote about common sense in this fashion. It is the glue that brings the community or congregation together and holds them together.

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Busy isn’t respectable anymore.

Busy isn’t respectable anymore. | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

I especially like: even if you win the rat race you're still a rat ;)


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 16, 2014 10:14 AM

Amen to this...

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 16, 2014 1:40 PM

If we are always running, can we create. Briggs and Peat suggest it is in the pauses between being busy that creativity emerges. We have time to let something percolate.

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Three Secrets to Heartfelt Engagement

Three Secrets to Heartfelt Engagement | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Pressure invites resistance. Demanding conformity hinders engagement. Don’t use authority and pressure to get what  you want. Find out what they want. Explore their hopes and dreams. The more energ...
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John Michel's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:57 PM

Pressure invites resistance. Demanding conformity hinders engagement. Don’t use authority and pressure to get what  you want.

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Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Love Their Teams

Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Love Their Teams | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
As football season comes to a close, we see the same interviews with coaches who seem to say the same thing over and over.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:31 PM

Love means you have to allow people to hurt you and let you down, and they will, just as you will them. But love also means you forgive, you don’t keep score, you show grace and you protect each other at all costs.

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Master

Master | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Master – The title alone invokes thoughts of authority and often fears. Some may think of entitlement. None of these descriptors would fit Danny. How about humble, servant, willing to…
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Don’t be the reason people quit

Don’t be the reason people quit | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I’ve always been interested in what makes an effective team, and in the fundamentals of attracting, hiring and retaining… (RT @orenellenbogen: Don’t be the reason people quit http://t.co/TZvDMJIKus...

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:53 AM

First off, you just have to love this blog because it tells you how long it should take to read each post.  Why didn't I think of that!?  And it brings up a great point about high-performers in organizations, and why they choose to leave.  It's usually about the boss.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:05 AM

I looked at this article and translated it into the education world. Teachers and staff who are frustrated with management sometimes leave, but more often they remain, and remain stagnant. The ideas here can be used to help you get rid of that stagnation. Don't be the reason teachers aren't open to new ideas. Don't be the reason teachers isolate themselves and won't share their good ideas with others. Don;t be the reason teachers aren't receptive to change. Don't "use up" your excellent and enthusiastic teachers and not give them credit for your success. Read on for insight into how.

John Michel's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:16 PM

We can always be better. We owe it to our teams, our colleagues, our clients and our shareholders.

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Setting Our Default Setting to Calm

Setting Our Default Setting to Calm | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Are we slaves to a Negative Operating System that we don't even know we have?

Are our assumptions and belief systems leading us into conflict situations by blinding us to the truth of a situation?

 

A Conversation with Bob Burg

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During the interview http://bit.ly/1frq3uC , Bob explained that we are the slaves of an operating system that we are not even aware that we have! 


Under the guidance of our unknown operating system, we are likely to distort reality based on what this operating system is making us think!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:10 PM
This is an interesting and thought-provoking article. it echoed U-Theory for me.
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The John Maxwell Company

The John Maxwell Company | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
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This is right on! We need to take the time to carefully consider our motives and be honest in a caring way. Not just as a leader but as a person in general.

 

I know from my experience that when people who care are honest with me, even if they could have done it better, I always benefit from the feedback.

 

On the flip side, when someone cares enough to be honest with us, we should take the time to consider their feedback and honor it.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 10, 2014 1:22 PM

Part of a leader’s job is to value not only the person, but also their potential – and to do what is necessary to help the person achieve it. That means being honest, but doing it in a way that builds people, not that tears them down.

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Encouraging Yourself Brings About Change | Ziglar

Encouraging Yourself Brings About Change | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the most moving experiences of my life took place on September 13, 1997, when I was autographing books.
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"She continued to claim additional qualities until she could go through the entire list of 60-plus positive qualities. As a result, her demeanor and attitude changed dramatically. She started standing up straight, smiling, and even laughing.  Then something truly fascinating happened. Her husband watched her new attitude emerge...and decided maybe claiming the qualities could do the same for him. He started claiming the qualities and he, too, started to change. "He especially changed in the way he treated me," the woman told me.

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How Fear Gets in the Way of Leadership - Huffington Post

How Fear Gets in the Way of Leadership - Huffington Post | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
How Fear Gets in the Way of Leadership
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Sure, there is no shortage of people who hold positions of power and authority, or who are put on a pedestal and proclaimed a leader - by the media, their supporters, or often themselves.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 5, 2014 8:18 PM

We all recognize great leadership ... and admire great leaders.  And yet we can recognize the amazing things they have done, and perhaps had even thought of some of the very same things they did. 

 

So what's holding everyone else back from leading in the same way?  FEAR!

 

It is the courage to act despite one's fears that distinguishes leaders from everyone else.  And it is the act of succumbing to one's fears and playing it safe where most make a choice not to lead.

 

With the start of a new year, let's acknowledge what is that we fear and commit to push that fear aside and make things just a little better in 2014!

John Michel's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:56 AM

Leaders drive change. They motivate, and help and support, others to take action. They make things happen. And when they do, they help to shape the future of our society. We don't have enough leaders right now - and that's a problem.