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Excelling with Difficult Employees

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The employees who are most difficult to reach are often the eccentric ones, the extremely talented ones, or the rainmakers who bring in the customer...

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Lennar or Meritage Homes For Sale in Southern CA and Phoenix Arizona

Lennar or Meritage Homes For Sale in Southern CA and Phoenix Arizona | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Contact My Fusion Homes for Lennar or Meritage Homes For Sale in Southern CA and Phoenix Arizona. Call Us Today at (702) 979-9900!
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All Things Workplace: Presentations: Information or Relationship?

All Things Workplace: Presentations: Information or Relationship? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

When most of us go to work, we live in two places at the same time. One is the brick and mortar building where we find offices, information, and work processes. The other is the realm of people, relationships, and conversation.

 

One is a structure; the other is social.

 

 

This is a really helpful way to think about presentations.For that matter, it's a pretty good way to think about all of your interactions. If you want your information to be absorbed and accepted, you have to develop a relationship with the people who are with you.


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Bullying: Something That Leaders Cannot Afford to Ignore

Bullying: Something That Leaders Cannot Afford to Ignore | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

So, what exactly is bullying?
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:


-Verbal abuse
-Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating
-Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done


How to Spot It:


Most likely, you won’t catch the bully right-handed, screaming at the target. But watch out for some more subtle clues, for example:

 

-Nonverbal bully behavior in meetings (interrupting, sarcasm, rolling eyes etc.)
-An employee being cut-off from communication (not included in email-lists, meeting invitations etc.)
-Signs of fear and intimidation by the potential target, lower work performance and frequent absences


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Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Legacy | The Strenuous Life

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Legacy | The Strenuous Life | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The keystone of the “strenuous life” is the possibility—and necessity—of choice.

 

What is a leader’s greatest legacy?

 

With the passage of time, even the greatest accomplishments can be forgotten or overtaken by subsequent events. What one generation reveres, another overlooks—or takes for granted.

 

Theodore Roosevelt was an individual of extraordinary, historic accomplishment. The construction of the Panama Canal, which linked the Atlantic and pacific, ensured America’s strategic significance in the 20th century and beyond. The protection of millions of acres of lands from ill-conceived development arose directly from his actions. And much more….

 

And yet, Roosevelt’s legacy is something larger, yet, perhaps more intimate in its reach. As TR often said of others, we ultimately revere people not for what they’ve done, but for what they are.

This is surely true of TR. His living legacy is his notion of the “strenuous life.” It was the foundation on which his life–and leadership–was painstakingly built.


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Why Read Informational Books? | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Why Read Informational Books? | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Reading alound "informational" non-fiction books supports vocabulary, expands horozons, helps students acquire content knowledge, exposes students to dense and abstract language, and helps students better understand narratives...even young children.

 


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Do Good and Good Will Follow: Inspiring Greatness in Your Workforce

Do Good and Good Will Follow: Inspiring Greatness in Your Workforce | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Lessons from the past frame the future. Beginning in the fall every year my coaching mentor, Randy Mills, took a group and turned them into a team well before the spring lacrosse season actually began.

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Why You Need to Be Vulnerable to Innovate - Innovation Leadership Network

Why You Need to Be Vulnerable to Innovate - Innovation Leadership Network | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
How many great ideas get killed because we're scared to put them out in the world?

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Facebook Is Like a Credit Card and That's Why It's Here to Stay

Facebook Is Like a Credit Card and That's Why It's Here to Stay | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Facebook isn't a chair or a cake, as the company has suggested in recent ads, but rather a credit card with similar drawbacks and incentives for users.

 

Facebook has become a kind of currency for the digital world, not unlike credit cards. A growing number of websites and apps require a Facebook account to use –- or at least to get — the full experience. And just as not having a credit history may hurt your chances when being considered for big purchases like a house or car, not having a Facebook profile may raise red flags when being evaluated by new acquaintances, potential roommates or even recruiters for jobs.

 

Facebook isn’t a chair or a cake — as the company has suggested in its first-ever advertising campaign — it’s a credit card. That may not have quite the same positive ring to it, but it’s arguably a better message to send investors as it speaks to the strength of the company’s business model in the long run. The bigger the downside to leaving Facebook, the less likely it is to suffer the same fate as MySpace — even if it takes away its users’ voting rights or starts to bombard users with ads.


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Twitter is put on new primary school curriculum - Telegraph

Twitter is put on new primary school curriculum  - Telegraph | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Children under 11 will be taught how to use the social networking website Twitter, as well as blogs, webcams and podcasts under plans for a new high-tech primary school curriculum.

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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know!

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know! | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

As a business consultant, author and executive, I have worked closely with leaders for 25 years helping create engaged workplaces that make positive impact on the world. I hope my blog is helpful for those ...


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How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With - Forbes

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Jill Geisler I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts  on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management...
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The Ultimate Management Test: Are Your Leaders Creating Leaders?

The Ultimate Management Test: Are Your Leaders Creating Leaders? | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The conventional view of leadership is of something done by heroic soloists. Nothing could be further from the truth.The myth of heroic leadership--soloism--is ancient and pervasive.A few weeks ago, I met with a tremendous business leader.

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Harnessing Your Genius: Moving Beyond a Strengths-Based Approach « JD Strategist

Harnessing Your Genius: Moving Beyond a Strengths-Based Approach « JD Strategist | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Not only do you need to consider your strengths, but also your values and style.  


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Building Homes for Modern Multigenerational Families

Building Homes for Modern Multigenerational Families | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Multigenerational living, a throwback to the past, is a growing trend in the struggling economy, and major homebuilders are designing flexible layouts.
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4 Subtle Ways Leaders Can Lose Control Of An Organization

4 Subtle Ways Leaders Can Lose Control Of An Organization | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

1. Unwillingness to communicate bad news: There's a natural tendency for leaders to not want to communicate bad news to a variety of constituencies...


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How The Best Leaders Build Trust

How The Best Leaders Build Trust | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Think about it this way: When trust is low, in a company or in a relationship, it places a hidden “tax” on every transaction:

 

every communication, every interaction, every strategy, every decision is taxed, bringing speed down and sending costs up.

 

My experience is that significant distrust doubles the cost of doing business and triples the time it takes to get things done.


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The power of trust in a business is healthy for the employees and ROI.

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5 Things That Really Smart People Do

5 Things That Really Smart People Do | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

 

"Don't get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts."

 

Most people don't really think much about how they learn. Generally you assume learning comes naturally. You listen to someone speak either in conversation or in a lecture and you simply absorb what they are saying, right? Not really. In fact, I find as I get older that real learning takes more work. The more I fill my brain with facts, figures, and experience, the less room I have for new ideas and new thoughts. Plus, now I have all sorts of opinions that may refute the ideas being pushed at me. Like many people I consider myself a lifelong learner, but more and more I have to work hard to stay open minded.

 

But the need for learning never ends, so your desire to do so should always outweigh your desire to be right. The world is changing and new ideas pop up everyday; incorporating them into your life will keep you engaged and relevant. The following are the methods I use to stay open and impressionable. They'll work for you too. No matter how old you get.


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11 Ways to Establish a Trust Message

11 Ways to Establish a Trust Message | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

• Tell the truth as a way to create an open environment.

• Support autonomy as a way to encourage innovation and for people to bring their best.

• Challenge the status quo when necessary to introduce the power of new ideas.

• Show appreciation for all efforts, big and small.

• Be a model of something good by sharing your gifts and life examples.

• Become a more active listener. Focus on key points by connecting to what you know while showing interest in others’ messages.

• Use supportive non-verbals. Align your say and truth in your face and voice.

• Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Inject them to check message understanding.

• Be aware of your style and adjust to the situation.

• Know the audience by being alert and flexible to the circumstances.

• Give and receive feedback appropriately, constructive in criticism and reinforcing in the positive.


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Leadership lessons in how to fail well

Leadership lessons in how to fail well | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.

 

I crashed my car recently. It was about 8 a.m. I was in a rush (what else is new?) to get to a meeting for a nonprofit I belong to. I learned how to drive in Thailand, so I’m rather proud of my driving reflexes — even pride myself on holding my own with the cab drivers in New York City. The car in front of me stopped. Unfortunately I didn’t.


The good news is that I emerged totally functional (or at least no more dysfunctional than usual). The other piece of good news is that the experience taught me some lessons on how to fail well. It taught me that we need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs.


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Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference - Enjoy the wisdom of Zig! @AnnalisaAQ

Zig Ziglar teaches people all over the world the fundamentals of success. Take this short lesson how to go from hating your job, to liking your job, to loving your job.  Enjoy your development! ~Annalisa


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4 outcomes of character-based leadership | SmartBlogs

4 outcomes of character-based leadership | SmartBlogs | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
"Leadership is Influence, Nothing more, Nothing less." -- John Maxwell As our world becomes more complex, with more activities and beliefs tugging for a...

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Listening: A Vital Dimension of Respect

Listening: A Vital Dimension of Respect | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
The virtue of respectfulness is demonstrated by being courteous, being civil, and treating everyone in a manner that acknowledges and honors their essential human dignity.
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the “one management idea that beats all others” - Forbes

the “one management idea that beats all others” - Forbes | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

The shift entails a different way of treating people: a shift from a world in which people are manipulated as things to a world in which people are interacted with as human beings.


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