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Bosses Learn Not to Be So #Clueless

Bosses Learn Not to Be So #Clueless | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Fearful their companies will fall behind because top bosses don't have a firm grasp of technology or digital media, senior managers are taking lessons on how the Internet works.

 

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:19 AM

Great scoop Kenneth!

 

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Some firms are pairing individual leaders with young mentors, while others are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach the entire c-suite how to use social tools that most of their entry-level employees use without a second thought.

 

The goal isn't for the CEO to parse the difference between a "like" and "share" on Facebook or take a spin on the company Twitter account, though that is covered, too.

 

Rather, instructors and managers say, a basic understanding of the digital landscape helps leaders make better decisions about what to invest in, as well as how to talk about it.

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Management vs. Leadership: A Dangerous But Accurate Distinction

Management vs. Leadership: A Dangerous But Accurate Distinction | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
I’ve done two in-depth reviews of the academic and practical literature on leadership in recent years -- and a third more focused review. The first was for a 2006 book with Jeff Pfeffer, Hard Facts,

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:41 AM

Hopefully, it is not too late. We have many who have mistaken management, often poor management, as some form of leadership. Good management would recognize management is not leadership.

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Success is never owned; it is only rented – and the rent is due every day... | Ziglar

Success is never owned; it is only rented – and the rent is due every day... | Ziglar | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

This summer I had the esteemed privilege of being a keynote speaker in front of 8000 of the world’s top financial professionals at The Million Dollar Roundtable. Recently someone asked me ,“Rory, aren’t you intimidated talking in front of people of that caliber?”   My response, “Absolutely not.”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:30 AM

We need to show up and prove ourselve each day.

Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:20 AM

Nice article!  I particularly like the concept that rent is due every day.  We as leaders need to work at it daily to keep ourselves at our best if we want to inspire our teams to do the same.

 

What are you doing that you could share with us to keep your leadership strong?

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:29 AM

Successful people really are students of the game. Life long learning and perseverance are winning combinations.. ~ V.B.

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The John Maxwell Company | No Problem? No Progress!

The John Maxwell Company | No Problem? No Progress! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." — Theodore Rubin

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength - Forbes

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength
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Psychology often discusses mental health — but what's not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength.

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Sara Picken-Brown's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:08 PM

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:43 PM

So you're at the top of your corporate game.  You rise before dawn, do a thousand crunches, yanked fifty pull-ups, and squated the equivalent weight of your BMW run five miles,  all before you sit in that beauty for your morning commute.  You're big, strong, looking tight and chiseled.  But what about your mental strength?  Have you ever excercised that muscle before getting to work?  Hmmm..

Annette Swann's curator insight, December 21, 2013 3:51 AM

I like the article's distinction of "productive" thoughts (rather than "positive thoughts")

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Using Failure to Identify Your Blind Spots

Using Failure to Identify Your Blind Spots | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Failure is a great teacher but also a cryptic one. Deci…

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John Michel's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:16 AM

Failures are incredibly valuable because they allow us to analyze our tasks and performance and by doing so, identify our blind spots.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:36 AM

Great scoop John.  I really appreciate the specific steps outlined in the article that can help us learn from our mistakes and failures.  

 

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Viewing failures as teaching tools is no mere consolation prize. Rather, failures provide us with vital information about our psychological blind spots we would not have access to otherwise.

 

Specifically, our psychological makeup is such that we tend to make only a few mistakes and repeat them in endless varieties.

 

That is the definition of a working blind spot, a repetitive error we don’t see and keep making. Imagine having a crystal ball that tells you what mistakes you are most likely to make in the future. You would happily watch out for them and correct them.

 

Well, failure is that crystal ball.

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The Importance of Grace to Leadership

The Importance of Grace to Leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere.…

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John Michel's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:25 AM

If ever there is a time where we need more grace in your leadership it is today.

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Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count

One of the most underrated parts of the creative process is remaining vulnerable says New York Times bestselling author Brenè Brown in this magical 99U talk.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:15 AM

Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910 by Theodore Roosevelt.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


Watch also Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability on TED: http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.htmlMetaskills

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:02 PM

Brené Brown has an amazing and scientific way to approach what is important in effective leadership to lead ourselves toward what we want and to lead others as well. Vulnerability is one of the key element of the creative process!

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Humble and Grateful - The Truly Effective Leader

Humble and Grateful - The Truly Effective Leader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
We all know the typecast of a typical leader; the boss who rumbles around the office, his shirtsleeves rolled up, yelling at the staff, letting them know "it's my way or the highway."   And I bet t...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:52 PM

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."

C. S. Lewis

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12 Lies People Love to Tell You

12 Lies People Love to Tell You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, December 3, 2013 10:31 AM

Over the years you’ve developed a set of beliefs based on what others have told you.  The problem is, many of these people weren’t telling the truth.  They were merely repeating the little, seemingly innocent lies someone else once told them. 

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15 Things Not To Say About Yourself

15 Things Not To Say About Yourself | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
How you view yourself can make or break you. If you want success, watch out for these 15 things not to say about yourself.
1. “I wish I didn’t have such bad luck.”
The more opportunities you pursue, the better your “luck” will get.

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7 Things Not to Say, and 7 Things to Start Saying

7 Things Not to Say, and 7 Things to Start Saying | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are 7 Things to Avoid Saying, and 7 Things to Start Saying instead.
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How To Transform Difficult Relationships

How To Transform Difficult Relationships | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
By Dorie Clark How do you turn an adversary into an ally? We may want to change other people, says Bob Burg, but we’re far more likely to succeed if we first reset our own attitude.
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How Mental Toughness Can Help You Thrive | Empower the Leader in You

How Mental Toughness Can Help You Thrive | Empower the Leader in You | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Mental toughness is the ability to prevail over out struggles and carve our a tranquil existence in the midst of life’s turbulence.

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What Makes an Authentic Leader?

What Makes an Authentic Leader? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes an authentic leader? More than actions and characteristics, leaders need to embrace an authentic intelligence about their leadership presence.
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RIP Nelson Mandela, you made the world a better place! #leadership

RIP Nelson Mandela, you made the world a better place! #leadership | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:29 PM

Vaya con Dios, señor Mandela, vaya con Dios.  You made the world a better place.  8-(

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Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care.
There are a lot of discussions going around about what actually makes people happy.  In fact, in the last two decades, and entirely new field has been created around this question.

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Leaders Who Can’t Forgive

Leaders Who Can’t Forgive | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Leading others means dealing with a maelstrom of relationships implying an enormous amount of emotional management. As a leader, you are operating in settings rife with strife, which if left unresolved, can become a festering drag on an organization’s effectiveness. People who cannot forgive get stuck into a downward spiral of negativity, taking everyone around them with them.

 


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Valentine Chapus's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:09 AM

give another chance !

Kevin Watson's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:18 AM

A great example of a leader who embodied forgiveness was of course Nelson Mandela, who we lost on Thursday 5th December 2013 #RIPNelsonMandela

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 9, 2014 9:28 AM

From the Author paraphrased: "A Leaders lack of forgiveness can create a climate where anger, bitterness and animosity prevent a team, an organization, from being the best they can be.

take your own pulse ....What do you have to let go? Who do you have to forgive to move a team forward ? Give people the better than your best self daily... you control that...

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Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges

Go Easy on Yourself, a New Wave of Research Urges | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
A new area of psychological research suggests that self-compassion, a measure of how kindly people view themselves, may be the first step toward better health. (Go Easy on Yourself, Research Urges.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 27, 2013 12:32 PM

The research suggests that giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health.

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Be Thankful For What You Don't Have

Be Thankful For What You Don't Have | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
For all the things you don’t have yet or had to give up in order to get something better, be grateful. Your ability to keep your ultimate goals and dreams in sight is what will allow you to rise to the top and create the life you really want.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:07 AM

Your ability to keep your ultimate goals and dreams in sight is what will allow you to rise to the top and create the life you really desire.

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Joseph Jaworski « Berrett-Koehler

{Author Day} Jaworski spoke to the staff of Berrett-Koehler and their guests on Wed Mar 2 11 about his history, perspective, and his new book Source: The Inner Path…
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8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations

8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
» 8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations | "…on the shoulder of giants."

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:54 AM

Here is a great guide to leading beyond the challenges involved in having uncomfortable conversations from the fantastic leadership community called Lead With Giants on G+. 

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:06 AM

8 Tips for Having Uncomfortable Conversations

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5 Ways to Share Content and Become a Thought Leader

5 Ways to Share Content and Become a Thought Leader | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
You can be primarily a content curator and gain a significant following. Here's how to position yourself as a thought leader in social.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:58 PM

Can't beat that logic: “in order to be seen as a thought leader, you have to share your thoughts.” But how?

Ryan Hines's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:37 AM

Curating content is a good warm-up for social media.

Constance Jones Collier's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:42 AM

Content is King

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The Gentle Art of Saying No

The Gentle Art of Saying No | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
It's a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments -- you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get
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Leadership Trait to Ponder: Gratitude

Leadership Trait to Ponder: Gratitude | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The dictionary defines Gratitude as: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Here are 11 thoughts to help your foster this trait in your life and leadership.
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Gratitude is so much more than saying "Thanks". Authentic gratitude shows in our selfless actions towards the people we are grateful to. 

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:26 PM

The dictionary defines Gratitude as: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Here are 11 thoughts to help your foster this trait in your life and leadership.