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How To Get Your Team to Listen

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She adds, “We’ve learned from more than 200 studies that if-then planners are about 300 percent more likely than others to reach their goals. Most of that research focuses on individuals, but we’re starting to uncover a similar effect in groups.


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David Barrett's curator insight, June 8, 2014 8:10 AM
Strategy executed well,,,, If-then. A good read.
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The Leadership Playbook: Four Questions for Leaders About Results

The Leadership Playbook: Four Questions for Leaders About Results | Execution Leadership | Scoop.it
Where do you spend your time? How do you ensure you are investing your energy in the right places? Here are four questions and some thoughts about what leaders do to produce results. How much energ...

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:27 AM

Are you leading, or is all your energy focused on holding down the fort?

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 27, 2014 8:52 AM

Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. 

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Not sure any one in Washington is paying attention to this...

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How Great Leaders Excel

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Have you ever felt that your lack of knowledge in a specific area is holding you back from attaining success? I’m going to share with you a fascinating story on this point in just a moment. Start learning everything you can about the area you want to improve in. Talk with people that have succ

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Leaders Build Leaders

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It’s easy to see a leader’s legacy. That legacy is the leaders that she has built while she had the responsibility to lead. You can’t be a leader if no one is following you. But the measure of your...

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 15, 2014 1:41 PM

"The best leaders help others realize their potential."

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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

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There’s a major disconnect between what companies look for in their top performers and best leaders, and what students learn in school. Why don’t we better align these skill sets? For instance, among educators there is lots of talk these days about “grit”: the tenacity to focus on working toward a goal despite obstacles and... Read more »

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David Hain's curator insight, July 4, 2014 5:47 AM

With such a focus today on teaching for exams, maybe we need an exam in leadership to get this kind of learning embedded?

Tom Hood's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:54 AM

Having just finished our fifth class of Leadership Academy for our emerging CPA leaders, this article resonated  with me. While the notion of EQ as a critical leadership quality is on point, I think it must be in the context of how leadership is changing in this hyper-connected, rapidly changing world. When we asked our emerging leaders to compare and contrast leadership across the ages, they identified the common traits we all know - vision, communication, passion, and authority. Yet when looking at the current state, they added words like collaborative, transparent, more communication,.

 

These skills include the ability to engage and inspire followers to a shared vision and action. The other critical piece is to 'know themselves' in a way they can be that authentic leader with their own unique style rather than trying to fit some standard leadership model that forces them to change. We do this with Strengths-Finders and Values to help them become self-aware.

 

Thus I see the idea of EQ to include specific group dynamics, collaboration, listening, and making your thinking visible to others. These skills can be taught and developed and we are seeing emerging leaders  able to apply these as they grow into the kind of future leaders we will need.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 5, 2014 12:28 PM

Bring the real life to the classroom to shorten the gab between the classroom and their future lives outside the classroom.

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L.E.A.D with Emotional Intelligence

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Emotions and leadership are not separate ideas.  Positive leaders can uplift and energize teams to a new level of performance. Some people call emotions “soft” and un-business like. We all know the...

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Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, July 24, 2014 2:22 PM

I absolutely agree with the lessons and perspectives learned through mastery of emotional intelligence.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:46 PM

Truly effective leaders have a high degree of emotional connection with their followers. Emotions do matter.

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5 Leadership Elements That Are Not Always About You

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“ 5 Leadership Elements That Are Not Always About You”
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Written for entrepreneurs but worth reading for all of us.
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The 4 Characteristics of Strategically Agile Leaders

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Senior executives and mid-level managers often ask us to explain the qualities and characteristics that differentiate strategic leaders from excellent leaders

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This is a great article!   Great leaders versus great leaders who can execute to a plan - who can get it done.

"... managers who either can’t find the time and energy to shape the future, or who simply aren’t interested in or curious about strategic change, are bound to put their organizations’ long-term success at risk."

 
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The Top 5 Leadership Lessons to Helping You Lead Effectively

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What is a successful leader? How do you find success in leadership? Here are the top 5 leadership lessons to help you lead your company more effectively.

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"Leadership is about people. You can’t lead without followers, yet you can’t have followers without being a good follower yourself. Leading effectively and building trusting relationships comes from asking for help when needed, being true to who you are, staying inquisitive, and knowing how to relate to the most important people around you.

 

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15 Questions That Gauge Leadership Ability

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How can you anticipate and prevent derailment in your leadership-development pipeline? By asking questions that assess leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance

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Balancing the ability to execute to the plan and being a great people person is a tough walk.  Here are some questions you should not only ask your next potential hire - but yourself as well.

 

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The Key To Being A Great Leader May Be To Stop Thinking So Much

The Key To Being A Great Leader May Be To Stop Thinking So Much | Execution Leadership | Scoop.it
Thinking is good, but when does too much mind become a hurdle?

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Not sure about this but certainly food for thought.

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5 Suggestions to Recover after You've Made a Leadership Mistake ...

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You know you made a mistake. It's just a matter of time before someone finds out. What do you do now? I have often watched leaders struggle to recover from a mistake made that probably didn't have to be as personally or ...

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What’s in a Leader? 3 Key Behaviors That Will Get You Farther, Faster

What’s in a Leader? 3 Key Behaviors That Will Get You Farther, Faster | Execution Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies spend billions on leadership development because leaders create a huge competitive advantage. They’re more productive and so are the people around them. Great leaders inspire people to consistently achieve extraordinary performance. They motivate and align their teams. They adapt quickly. They provide guidance and support to help their teams...

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8 steps to being a better listener and leader

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"If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear." ~ Mark Twain At the beginning of my principal tenure, I was heav

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7 Traits That Make A Leader

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Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across th...

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 22, 2014 7:20 AM

simple message on leading...

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Good to Great: Have We Forgotten About Authentic Leadership?

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One of my favorite books is Good to Great by Jim Collins.  It is an excellent articulation of what it takes to transform a business from good to great.  In his own words, Jim writes, “Some of the k...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 18, 2014 12:36 PM

The question might be, "Did we have authentic leadership?" I didn't see a lot of it in School. I saw a lot of management and rote learning of cliches and catch phrases.

 

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The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it)

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Last week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During the session I asked the participants to select one of four leadership behaviors that influenced ...

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The 5 Secrets of Great Bosses

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Top-notch leaders do more than drive sales. They create and foster positive work environments that inspire greatness among others.

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5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

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Everyone wants to be heard. But not everyone knows how to truly listen. Here's how amazing listeners use those odd things on the sides of their heads.

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12 Ways for Leaders to Build a Solid Foundation of Trust with their Employees

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“ Leadership requires a solid foundation of trust - this article by management and leadership expert Dan McCarthy gives leaders a 12 step plan to build trust with their employees.”
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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus in a Changing Environment - Forbes

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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus in a Changing Environment
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Like many frequent travelers, I always keep a book on hand for those pesky times when you are forced to unplug.

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Strategic Planning.   You have to be nimble - to be adjust with changing markets and winds the blow from the side. 

"- Focus is critical, but focus on the right things.
- Constant awareness is a must".

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Leaders Build Bridges Not Walls - Break The Frame

Leaders Build Bridges Not Walls - Break The Frame | Execution Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership moves beyond US vs Them. Stop putting people in boxes and engage with individuals to build bridges, not walls.

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Guilty as charged!  I judge way too quickly. I categorize too soon. I make huge assumptions about people based on a very small sampling of their actions.  We need to stop, take a breath, open our eyes and look beyond.    

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malek's comment, April 15, 2014 11:18 AM
Alarming, I still live in this glass house and throw stones!
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Why Great Managers Are So Rare

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One of the most important decisions companies make is whom they name manager. Yet Gallup research suggests they usually get it wrong -- costing businesses billions of dollars annually.

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I saw this issue early on in my career when I watched my employer promote the best sales person to a Sales Manager.  Wrong. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:14 PM

I think everyone has the chance to achieve excellence, but many of us are in the wrong roles. My experience in education was that many of our managers were not leaders and not innovative. They had their personal idea about what needed to get done and heaven forbid classroom teachers contradicted them. Managing and leading are intertwined and when we overload one way or the other it is not good.

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Leaders need to focus on solutions, not problems

Leaders need to focus on solutions, not problems | Execution Leadership | Scoop.it
Ensure you have the right processes in place to focus your staff on finding solutions
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