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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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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:26 PM

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leaders Listen to Understand Before Seeking to be Understood

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leaders Listen to Understand Before Seeking to be Understood | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

In the words of Stephen R. Covey, most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. 


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Kevin Watson's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:40 AM

Thanks for an engaging conversation on such an important topic, Al. It was a pleasure to record the programme with you.

Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:49 AM

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
~Tony Robbins

Register for our upcoming webinar on communication and collaboration: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=25dfe7cdfcce9ec192dde8800&id=a873bb642f

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:02 AM

Empathic listening deepend connection and intimacy.

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Tactical Serendipity ~ Trust the Universe!

Tactical Serendipity ~ Trust the Universe! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Tactical Serendipity - The Huffington Post

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:17 AM

Fantastic post on the Huffington Post by Angela Maiers.   Here is one of my favorite sections of the article:

 

Trust the Universe.

 

2) Get Out There.

 

Getting yourself out there, engaging the world with an open mind and exploring the unknown leads invariably to positive experiences, new connections and new opportunity and possibility.

 

In particular, I've found that Twitter is a useful tool for accelerating the process of injecting random online experiences into my life and turning them into a source of offline fun, opportunity and possibility.

 

Share your genius with the world.

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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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Seth's Blog: Looking a gift card in the mouth

Seth's Blog: Looking a gift card in the mouth | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
"You qualified." I'd just purchased $102 worth of stuff at the sporting goods store, and the clerk happily handed me my ten dollar gift card. What a nice surprise. I turned around to the stuff next to the checkout, searching...
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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leading Past our Bullying Tendencies | WebTalkRadio.net

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leading Past our Bullying Tendencies | WebTalkRadio.net | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

To access the podcast click on the title above, or go to:  http://bit.ly/GzKW6G


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David Hain's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:11 AM

If you like this, why not follow the series - excellent resource for leaders.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:25 AM

Al is doing a great job. I highly recommend that you follow his podcast. 

John Michel's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:05 AM

Are abrasive people bullies? Or is there a difference? To gather son insigh. Ont his topic, check out Al's podcast. 

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Create Value & Reap The Rewards

Create Value & Reap The Rewards | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Dani shares how you can create value and reap the rewards.
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From the article: You are in control of your skills.

I want you to ask yourself a question right now. In fact, it’s a good question to ask yourself every day. "How can I increase my value at work today?"

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Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way – Sioux Falls | Bob Burg

Endless Referrals: The Go-Giver Way – Sioux Falls | Bob Burg | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Time:   7:30 a.m. –   8:00 a.m. — Registration & Networking   8:00 a.m.
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Janice L. Marturano: Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage

Janice L. Marturano: Leadership Burnout: A Simple Way to Re-engage | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Is there a simple way to begin to support leadership development and cultivate the ability to lead with excellence? Happily, there is.

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MyKLogica's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:30 PM

Una entrada 100% recomendable para aquellos que se sientan frustrados o a punto de quemarse con una clave sencilla y fácil de aplicar para comenzar el proceso de "re-engagement".

 

An post 100% recommended for those who are frustrated or about to be burnout, with a simple and easy to apply key to begin the process of "re-engagement".

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:42 AM

How do you re-engage?

David Hain's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:07 AM

One more demonstration of mindfulness as a leadership tool.

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The Bigger Question is...

The Bigger Question is... | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
It's Friday and as I look back over the week I feel pretty good about my accomplishments. I caught up on my work, read a little bit and was able to find time to get my blog posts done. One thing th...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 28, 2013 1:25 PM

What do I want my life to mean?

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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.

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The Content Strategy Terminology Problem | Content Rules, Inc.

The Content Strategy Terminology Problem | Content Rules, Inc. | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
In order for us to communicate effectively with each other, we need to have a shared terminology.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:58 AM

I saw that Val Swisher had posted this on LinkedIn. Excellent article that affects all technical communicators, not just the content managers. One of the reasons that I try to stay involved in social media is so that I know what the latest "lingo" of the trade is, and terminology of responsibilities, requirements, and even job titles gets confusing. Case in point: my brother is an architect. What kind? The kind that draws and creates buildings--physical structures like office buildings, houses, and airports. Because "architect" is used so much in the IT world now, he's had to figure out how to change his job description because of "information architects" and the like. Not that IAs should change their titles, but the point is that as content changes, and the strategy and management of said content changes, terminology is going to change. Val talks about that in detail here very well, as she always does. 

 

Definitely read this article. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Are You an Infomercial or a Leader? — Break The Frame

Are You an Infomercial or a Leader? — Break The Frame | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders that are constantly in spin-mode miss an opportunity to truly engage. Instead, leadership becomes a one-sided pitch that fails to connect.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:06 AM

Love, love, love this post Bobby!  Thanks for sharing it!  

 

This is so easy to spot and, if we are not careful, easy to do!  

 

Here is my favorite section of the post:

 

8. Never Take a BreathThe actors in infomercials are constantly talking: “Amazing!  Look, that egg didn’t stick at all” but there is literally no listening.  If you are talking for 90% of a meeting, and listening for only 10%, you’re suffering from infomercial syndrome. 

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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leading Through Boss vs Boss Conflict | WebTalkRadio.net #Podcast

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Leading Through Boss vs Boss Conflict | WebTalkRadio.net #Podcast | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

It's Boss #1 vs. Boss #2 battling it out, while the employees and the organization lose. 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:30 AM

What do you do if your VP is in conflict with another executive and you have to manage a project with both of their teams?

 

This week, our show is based on a real situation I went through early in my career when an trusted advisor told me:

 

“Al, there are two dinosaurs throwing rocks at each other and the rocks are falling all around you”.

 

 

Research shows that:

• 85% of workers deal with some conflict at work and 27% of employees witnessed conflict morphing into personal attacks.
• 49% of conflict is caused by personality clashes and 29% due to poor leadership!

 

 

Leadership expert Kate Nasser joins us this week to discuss a number of strategies that will not only help us lead through conflict with our peers, but also help you lead through situations when the big bosses are at odds with one another.

 

Access the podcast at:  http://bit.ly/18lzNO9

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Seth's Blog: Fear the fear, feel the fear

Seth's Blog: Fear the fear, feel the fear | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Most of the things we avoid are avoided because we're afraid of being afraid. Too meta? Sorry, but it's true. The negative outcomes that could actually occur due to speaking up in class, caring about our work product, interacting with...
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Destructive, Difficult Employees: A Leader’s Worst Nightmare

Destructive, Difficult Employees: A Leader’s Worst Nightmare | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders we have all dealt with difficult employees that have been low performers.

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The Trends In Social That Will Change How Leaders Create Content

The Trends In Social That Will Change How Leaders Create Content | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Simply word vomiting your expertise on a blog or website doesn’t make you a thought leader. Readers won’t flock to your content just because you’ve written it.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:57 AM

I really appreciated the insight on this article about sponsored content.  From the article:

 

LinkedIn’s sponsored posts have been highly effective for content sharing up to this point, too. They have actually outperformed standard LinkedIn CPC ads. Before crafting an article, think about how it will fit into the context of your social media distribution efforts.

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Powerful Persuasion via The Pivot

Powerful Persuasion via The Pivot | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
You are right. They are wrong. At least, you genuinely feel that way. And, when an issue is important, it's very natural you'd want to persuade them to your side of the issue. The good news: you have logic on your side.
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Bob Burg is coauthor of the International Bestseller, The Go-Giver. The book has been published in 21 languages and has sold over 250,000 copies. Check out this brief and entertaining overview of the book at www.burg.com/tgg. And, of course, feel free to share it with others.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:45 PM

Persuasion, the ability to move a person to your side of an issue, is typically easier said than done. When thinking about it, it makes a lot of sense. As we’ve seen in a previous post, people make decisions based on their personal and individual belief systems; these being based on a combination of upbringing, environment, schooling, news media, television shows, movies, etc.

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Building leaders through faith, trust and risk-taking

Building leaders through faith, trust and risk-taking | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The Deputy Commanding General of I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, talks to students as part of the MBA Executive Leadership Series.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:01 AM
In any organization, the pillars of integrity, trust and faith build strong leadership and a functioning unit. check out this piece on Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl speaking to PLU students at the opening lecture of the MBA Executive Leadership series.
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The SEEN - The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network

The SEEN - The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network

The SEEN is a growing community of local and regional businesses, organizations, and individuals who recognize that a strong economy depends on the health of our people and environment. United we are committed to building a just and sustainable economy.

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Ashridge Faculty Publications

Ashridge Faculty Publications | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:36 AM

For anyone interested in the science behind Inclusion, here is a breaktrough article.  It is detailed and lengthy, but educational AND very relevant. 

 

 

Abstract:

 

Research over the past three decades have demonstrated that even though organisations may have the requisite diversity in their midst, the employees may not feel that all the strands of their social identities may be appreciated and included – hence, leaving them feeling excluded. Unfortunately, there are not many available tools for organizations to gauge such desired levels of inclusion.


Our research sets out to establish the psychometric development and the validity of the ten dimensions of one such tool, and provide rigorous, statistical evidence for its ability to establish whether an organisation has indeed engendered an inclusive environment for its employees.
The dimensions are:

~senior managers,

~immediate manager,

~values, recruitment,

~promotion/progression & development,

~fitting in,

~bullying/harassment,

~dialogue,

~organisational belonging, and

~ emotional well-being. 

 

The overall measurement within the ten dimensions provides and index, which gives organisations an indication of where their diversity and inclusion practices are failing, and where resources and effort are needed to be applied to achieve the necessary change. 

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9 Good Intentions that Aggravate Your Team

9 Good Intentions that Aggravate Your Team | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

I  aggravate the teams I lead and the leaders I follow.  You do too, even when you’re trying to help.

 

Most aggravating leadership starts with good intentions.


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donhornsby's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:46 AM
9 Good Intentions that Aggravate Your Team

Beware of these easy traps.