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Why You Need This One Trait to Build a Successful Company Culture

Why You Need This One Trait to Build a Successful Company Culture | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

How would you describe a superpower in the workplace? Words such as “inspirational,” “influential” and “powerful” would come to mind, but you would rarely think of “empathetic.”

 

Empathy is a skill which is often overlooked in the workplace. Determined by Frans de Waal as the “social glue that holds human society together,” empathy refers to the awareness of one’s own and other people’s feelings, needs and concerns. Having the ability to be empathetic has been proven to prevent poor morale, misunderstandings and conflicts, consequently enabling a person to build significant and long-lasting relationships with others. Empathy therefore is the underrated key ingredient for both personal and professional success.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 17, 7:22 PM

Having this skill is like having a workplace superpower.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 17, 11:45 PM
Empathy is perhaps the single most important trait that goes into a successful company! The expression of empathy, eagerness to know more about how your employees feel, the ability to find time for employees are all things that make your company a great place to work in. Unfortunately, the culture of empathy is the most overlooked one because of the need to compete and produce results. We have become mechanical in our dealings with subordinates and even colleagues! 
 
JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 18, 2:29 PM
Empathy is a very important skill to build your company culture around.
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Titles Don’t Make Leaders—But These 7 Actions Do

Titles Don’t Make Leaders—But These 7 Actions Do | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

What makes you a leader? Too many people think it’s about a title—fancy letters like CEO, COO and VP.

But the truth is that leadership has nothing to do with a title. It has everything to do with your attitude and your actions. Leadership is about how you interact with people and how you motivate them to work with you toward a goal together.


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5 Powerful Leadership Behaviors Any Leader Can Do in 2017 via @Leadershipfreak

5 Powerful Leadership Behaviors Any Leader Can Do in 2017 via @Leadershipfreak | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
#1. Distill challenges and opportunities into one word. Create focus.  All high performance requires focus. Chasing urgencies dilutes success. Choose what matters. Ignore what doesn't matter. (You can't have it all. You can't do it all.) What one thing would you like to do differently today? What one thing do you need to stop today? What one…

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9 signs people see you as a great leader

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No one wants to follow a leader that's just hungry for power.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 4, 2016 10:06 AM
In real life, leadership is a much quieter trait. In fact, you may not always even realize that others see you as a great leader.
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10 Seconds to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

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All it takes is 10 seconds to grasp these points--and take your leadership from good to great.


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A bunch of tips that i salways useful to remember / review from time to time. Never stop to learn! always improve.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 1, 2016 2:22 PM

A bunch of tips that i salways useful to remember / review from time to time. Never stop to learn! always improve.

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The Three Measures of Your Leadership Success

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Are you a successful leader? This is a difficult question to answer: No matter how good you think you are, the only evidence of leadership is whether people follow you. Self-serving bias distorts your perception of your own successes and failures. Even if you’re incredibly self-aware, you may have trouble with an objective assessment because your direct reports may only appear to be following — they don’t get an option to be physically present — and not every company conducts rigorous engagement surveys or 360-degree reviews.

So how can you gain a reasonably accurate understanding of your success as a leader? Try integrating three distinctive views.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 12, 2016 4:34 PM

Assessing your effectiveness requires looking simultaneously at the past, the present, and the future.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 12, 2016 11:16 PM

A very powerful insight into three principal areas for leaders to work on, the now, the tomorrow and then the past in exactly that order! Performing well in the present times, meeting targets should have an impact on what you plan for the future, five years, ten years or so. Similarly, according to the writer, it is also important to look back at your past. Take stock of what went well, what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. It is also about connecting to past co workers and staying in touch with previous organisations.

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 13, 2016 2:10 PM

Are you a successful leader?

 

According to Business Strategy:

“This is a difficult question to answer: No matter how good you think you are, the only evidence of leadership is whether people follow you”.

 

I agree.

As heads many of us complain that our employees do not have the performance needed by the company and we expect. Although often we spend a lot of time in training them to develop their competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and values). If the results (performance of your employees) are not satisfactory, I think that there are at least two reasons that have to do with bosses or owners of the company:

He could not make a good selection and is now trying a person who does not have the profile nor the desire to be, to become a model employee.Not a genuine leader, not leading by example and values, it is not prepared permanently, you want results (transformation of its employees) in the very short term, although many people do not believe me some owners "enjoy" chaos and / or are afraid of success.

Of course there are other reasons (poor performance of employees) originated in the culture of the country, poor training in universities, inept governments and / or corrupt, but this does not absolve the responsibility of the OWNER-LEADER OR HEAD -LEADER.

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A Principal's Reflections: A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader

A Principal's Reflections: A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Titles are often squandered that result in lost opportunities to transform organizations in positive ways.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:27 PM

I agree. What is most disconcerting is that the bosses I worked for the last 8-10 years I was teaching were that, bosses and not leaders.

 

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Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke

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Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose 1996 book Competing for the Future highlighted what they called the “40-30-20 Rule” of strategic planning.

 

By that they meant that most senior executives spend less than 40% of their time focused on the world outside their own organization, only about 30% thinking about the next three to five years, and no more than 20% of their time talking with their colleagues about the future to build a common view. In other words, only about 2.4% of management time (40% x 30% x 20%) is focused on building a corporate view of the future.

 

Yes, that’s right - 2.4%!


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Efficienarta's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:08 AM

Flourishing enterprises have agility to promote proactive evolution of the business by spotting and embracing changes in their competitive environment faster than their competitors do. http://www.efficienarta.com/strattomics-raising-agility/

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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

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Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage. These are the qualities of the mindful leaders. They are also the qualities that give today’s best leaders the resilience to cope with the many challenges coming their way and the resolve to sustain long-term success.

 

The real point of leverage — which though it sounds simple, many executives never discover — is the ability to think clearly and to focus on the most important opportunities.


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Peace Overtures's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:36 AM

The important thing is to have a regular introspective practice that takes you away from your daily routines and enables you to reflect on your work and your life — to really focus on what is truly important to you. By doing so, you will not only be more successful, you will be happier and more fulfilled in the long run.

Chris Shern's curator insight, March 12, 2014 6:08 AM

Things are not changing as fast as the world around and within business. There are still far too many managers in a world with an increasing need for mindful leaders.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:48 AM

YES!

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Why Good Leaders Don't Always Negotiate

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With this erosion of strict authority structures in organisations, the question then becomes: If leaders and managers are no longer in the comfortable position of dictating policy, products or direction, how can they make effective change? 

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 7, 2014 5:39 PM

As companies look to level their organisational structures, negotiating will be key but it's not always recommended.

Marcellus Maxximus's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:32 AM

I scooped this because I think of myself as a good leader and I wanted to see what some good leaders do. And to be honest I thought in business you always had to negotiate at some time or another.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:15 PM

Hopefully, this flatter structure will move into public education.

 

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The #1 Problem Every Leader Has But Isn't Aware Of

The #1 Problem Every Leader Has But Isn't Aware Of | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

The job of every leader is to avoid, minimise or altogether eliminate problems. When the inevitable problems do arise, it’s a leader’s job to turn said problems into opportunity. The issue is this; most leaders are woefully inept when it comes to problem solving.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:09 PM

The biggest problem all leaders face is problem solving itself. The job of every leader is to avoid, minimise or altogether eliminate problems.

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Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Deciding On A Leadership Style

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Deciding On A Leadership Style | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

First-time managers often ask themselves how to develop a leadership style that suits them: “Who should I model myself after? What kind of leader should I be?” It’s great to think critically about your approach to managing others, particularly when you’re new to it, but these questions won’t exactly help you.

 

That’s because they assume that leadership is something you try on and show off, a “style” that’s curated and intentional. But especially in the beginning, your style will be based far less on mirroring others’ habits and behaviors and far more on instinct and intuition. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 8, 6:58 PM

To develop a leadership style that’s authentic to you, let it take shape organically, not through intentional curation.

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What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year

What You Need to Do to Become a Better Leader This Year | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Let's simplify. It comes down to these 6 key behaviors.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 4, 11:00 AM
I will boil it down to six behaviors every leader needs. In other words, here's how to build an effective leadership culture that will engage your employees at the highest level and have bottom-line impact.
 
Andy Webb's curator insight, January 4, 9:26 PM

If you pause to consider your leadership in 2017, this article will challenge what you "must do" on six key behaviors.

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How To Grow Leadership From Within Your Company

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Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, may have retired 15 years ago, but his influence in corporate America still resonates. Not only is he known as one of the most successful industrial leaders of the 20th century—most notably increasing the value of GE by 4,000 percent—but he is also a great example of how a company can effectively grow powerful leaders from within their own ranks. 



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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 13, 2016 4:41 PM

The next CEO of your company may be residing within your company ranks. Here's how to grow strong future leaders from within.

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What's the Absolute Worst Thing You Can Do As a Leader?

What's the Absolute Worst Thing You Can Do As a Leader? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
People expect leaders to make good decisions but what happens when they make a bad call? Often, the answer is the worst thing you can do as a leader.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 20, 2016 10:14 AM
Not every decision is a good one. That’s the truth for every single one of us. However, the worst decision is thinking your original decision is do-or-die. Come on, there is always another way forward. Dig deep into your humility, take a deep breath, and be the leader you’re meant to be.
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What Makes a Good Leader?

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When discussing business leadership, the distinction between good management and good leadership is often made. Managers are thought to be the budgeters, the organizers, the controllers — the ants, as one observer puts it — while leaders are the charismatic, big-picture visionaries, the ones who change the whole ant farm. 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 18, 2016 5:24 PM

Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, and often from entirely unexpected quarters. In this excerpt from the HBS Bulletin, five HBS professors weigh in with their views on leadership in action.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 21, 2016 6:02 AM

Distinction between Leaders and Managers

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5 Leadership Tools That Will Help You Succeed

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Being a leader is hard. Some people put themselves in a leadership role and others are there by accident or even default. It's unreasonable to expect that all leaders are naturally born. They need support and tools to be successful and bring others along.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 18, 2015 7:53 PM

Great Leaders don't get there by accident. Here Inc. columnists share the best tools to lead and succeed.

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Traits of a Motivated Leader

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If there is one trait that virtually all effective leaders have, it is motivation – a variety of self-management whereby we mobilize our positive emotions to drive us toward our goals. Motivated

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John Michel's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:18 PM

Plenty of people are motivated by external factors, such as a big salary or the status that comes from having an impressive title or being part of a prestigious company. By contrast, those with leadership potential are motivated by a deeply embedded desire to achieve for the sake of achievement.

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Individual vs. Group Effort: 3 Leadership Strategies for Maximizing Both

Individual vs. Group Effort: 3 Leadership Strategies for Maximizing Both | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Have you ever had to choose between performing a task alone or with others? If you have, you’ve probably been torn thinking: --If I do it alone, I can make decisions quicker. I don’t have to sort t...

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Quite short and straight forward post when it comes to how we should collaborate within a group.


One of the key underlined in this post is the following:

Replace competition with collaboration. Focus on fighting together for the group sake instead of the individuals. Might sounds a bit idealistic, but without adopting such behavior, it's a lose-lose game.

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

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What do you get when you cross your grandmother’s advice with the latest research in neuroscience? 

 


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Peg Wright's curator insight, January 26, 2014 11:04 AM

Effective leadership is a combination of common sense, patience and emotional iq. Similar to things you learn in kindergarten. My favorite McNulty thought is the one on Let me sit with that for a bit. Just because you aren’t doing something, it doesn’t mean that your brain isn’t working.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:17 PM

Sometimes we just try to over-think issues.  Give your brain a rest and more often than not a clear decision will emerge.

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Delegating Well Gives You a Competitive Advantage

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Not only is there an art to delegating with intelligence and authority but you'll find you have more time, more engaged and productiveemployees, and more peace with your job. 

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:17 PM

Better management of your time and your employees' time leads to a more engaged work culture, which is key to making sure your business thrives.

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Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln

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"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."

 

Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

It's a helpful post:  simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all.  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?

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Happy 4th July to all my American friends!