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5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Use them to resolve conflict, challenge old ways of working, and keep things in perspective.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 26, 8:16 AM
Leaders should ask these questions both on a daily basis and during critical moments. Of course, these aren’t the only questions to ask; context certainly matters. But I have found these five to be a very practical and useful way to ensure understanding, generate new ideas, inspire progress, encourage responsibility, and remain focused on what is genuinely important.
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 26, 12:47 PM
Teaching and leading both depend upon intellectual curiosity. Asking ourselves questions makes a difference. It actually slows things down.
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How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap 

How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap  | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
“Learning to recognize your leadership gap is the factor that determines your greatness as a leader.”
 

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 21, 8:07 AM
The Leadership Gap provides the antidote for leading on autopilot. Daskal provides the insight into our behaviors and beliefs that can if not managed properly can derail even the most talented and successful leaders. Confronting and avoiding our leadership gaps is the key to attaining long-term leadership success.
 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:42 AM

happens more than you think... a disconnect between how a leader thinks people are experiencing their style vs.how they actually are experiencing it.

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6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead  

6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead   | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

To disrupt the status quo, leaders must get beyond diversity, and create inclusive environments to increase performance predictability with employees, clients, products and services.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 31, 9:59 AM
In a time of great uncertainty, inclusive leadership through these six strategies for the innovation mentality are about seeing differences as growth opportunities, rather than negative disruption that slows progress down. These strategies use the power of what makes us different to create something new that impacts the business rather than minimizing or trying to assimilate those differences. Thus, they allow us to create high-performance leaders and teams focused on inclusion and the power of individuality to consciously cultivate innovation and initiative by choice, not by accident.
 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 4, 10:19 AM

You want diversity and inclusion start with thoughts and ideas  ...

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Give your people C.R.A.P. if you want great employee retention

Give your people C.R.A.P. if you want great employee retention | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Early in my career, I worked for an incredible general manager that taught me a lot of C.R.A.P. -- caring, respect, appreciation and praise. He also taught me that giving people C.R.A.P. was at the heart of driving employee loyalty and retention.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 11, 9:25 AM
This is simple stuff but it is not easy to do for some reason. It takes time and hard work on the part of a leader to give people C.R.A.P. But, if you do it, your people will be loyal, follow you anywhere and want to stay working for you. Giving your people C.R.A.P. will also give you a feeling of accomplishment and the impact on the organization will be something that goes beyond the bottom line. Remember, C.R.A.P. works!
 
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How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 7, 10:59 AM
The secret comes down to three words: People over profit. And when that happens, companies will actually make more profit. Imagine that.
 
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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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How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.



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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 24, 1:00 AM
I guess this says it all! Leadership is not everybody's cup of tea! The biggest challenge faced in leadership positions is to perform to a very high set of standards.However, all is not lost for those who are struggling with leadership roles, as they can always make use of some of the tips given in this article!
 
Susan Claudia Freeman's curator insight, April 24, 11:49 AM
There are remarkable differences between LEADERS and MANAGERS...
 
Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 25, 12:23 AM

www.inc.com provide us with some useful ideas here about what 'really good' leaders to at work.  I've been thinking about the strategies offered; 1. giving feedback 2. regular team planning sessions 3. conducting stay interviews 4. recognition & appreciation 5. freedom to make decisions 6. allowing people to take on new responsibilities 7. open-door policy.  All of these rely on the fundamentally critical technical skill of being able to give and receive feedback and the heart-connected qualities that allow people to thrive because you want them to do their best.  For me, really good leaders empower people to succeed.  Allowing freedom is great, but to do this without building trust and sound relationships first, could be an action taken too soon. Interesting topic!  

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Curiosity: A Critical Leadership Skill to Gain Knowledge and Stop Drama

Curiosity: A Critical Leadership Skill to Gain Knowledge and Stop Drama | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
You will find yourself in various difficult situations on your leadership journey. To handle these situations, you need to develop a toolbox of critical leadership skills. One such tool is curiosity.

Curiosity can help you to get to the root of a problem, stop workplace drama, and promote better workplace relationships. Curiosity keeps you out of assumptions and helps you navigate the unknown, especially when conducting difficult performance conversations.

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To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”


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drula eric's curator insight, April 4, 2:33 PM
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 5, 9:20 AM
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:23 PM
I think this is an underused tool in many professions. Moreover, we do not journal about what we experience and how we feel about those experiences. We want to shape the world without reshaping ourselves.
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7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 10:57 AM
Other-centered  > When we’re empathic we care about how other people are. Exceptional leaders ask others how they are doing, what they need, and what they feel. This increases bonding, honesty and connection. When we have a clear idea of how others feel about what they’re doing, we can better support and guide them. When others trust that we support them, they realize they’re not alone and without help. We must keep in mind that if we want others to be invested in what we’re doing, and to respond with cooperation to what we’re asking, then we must consider their ideas and also how they perceive who we are. To be great, we must use empathy to guide all aspects of our lives, allowing it to influence not only what we say, but also allowing it to influence how we say what we say, and allow it to direct the kinds of questions we need to ask. When these steps are taken, it naturally inspires the development of empathy within others.
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The leadership manifesto: developing leaders at all levels

The leadership manifesto: developing leaders at all levels | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Thee concept and nature of leadership has probably never been more debated than it is now. 

  


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Want to Transform Your Organization? Here's Your Roadmap.

Want to Transform Your Organization? Here's Your Roadmap. | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
A 125-year-old global logistics company created the ideal culture for continuous improvement -- and gave the rest of us a roadmap for success.

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The Forgotten Skill That Will Make You a Better Leader  

The Forgotten Skill That Will Make You a Better Leader   | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

It’s easy to tell a good leader from a bad one—but how do you tell a good leader from a great leader? That secret lies in their forgotten skill. Many

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 10:13 AM
Understand leadership is not about you. It’s about others. The leader may hold power and authority, but those things come with obligations. Leadership is ultimately an act of service. It’s impossible to treat it otherwise and achieve greatness. With great power comes great responsibility—not only to yourself but also to those you lead. As a leader, you must always be willing to show accountability and to respect and serve others. The true source of power is not titles or bank accounts but service and responsibility.
 
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Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them

Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Traditional corporate performance evaluations need to be updated as they are having a negative impact on culture. The focus needs to shift from “managing talent” to creating an optimal culture where talent can thrive.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 26, 7:58 AM
Organizations need to worry less about tracking and rating , and focus more on inspiring employees to stretch their skills which will shift the corporate culture in a positive direction.
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3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders

3 Perspectives of Visionary Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 20, 7:47 AM
As a visionary leader, you need to be your organization’s oracle, driving its performance down a pioneering path into the future. To be a positive, transformational leader you need a clear vision if your organization is going to survive and thrive. But you and the vision are indistinguishable. Without a clear vision, you won’t last. And without a visionary leader, neither will the vision.
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Coaching Focus's curator insight, June 22, 5:18 AM
"A vision is meaningless until other people come to see what you see".
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A Marine shares why your ability to lead directly relates to your level of self-awareness

A Marine shares why your ability to lead directly relates to your level of self-awareness | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran and the coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success.

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Leadership Material: How To Up Your Game

Leadership Material: How To Up Your Game | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. In other words, if you’re not making a positive, lasting difference, you’re not really a leader. Here's a new book that offers some fresh insight into an ageless subject.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 7, 12:38 PM
Leading has to do with relating with people. This sounds like teaching.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 7, 8:39 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine.

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, May 9, 4:24 AM
Un lider es aquel cuya presencia y acciones provoca que otros sean aun mejores... tanto si está presente como si no lo está. Y este objetivo es con frecuencia, la suma de pequeños detalles mantenidos en el tiempo.
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10 habits of super likable leaders

10 habits of super likable leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.

When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask them to describe the best and worst leaders they have ever worked for. People inevitably ignore innate characteristics (intelligence, extraversion, attractiveness, and so on) and instead focus on qualities that are completely under the leader’s control, such as approachability, humility, and positivity.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 4, 4:09 PM
Becoming a more likable leader is completely under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ). Unlike innate, fixed characteristics, such as your intelligence (IQ), EQ is a flexible skill that you can improve with effort. What follows are 10 key behaviors that emotionally intelligent leaders engage in that make them so likable.
 
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Why Leaders Think They're Evolving When They're Not

Why Leaders Think They're Evolving When They're Not | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Most businesses have stripped employees of their identities, leading to a leadership identity crisis that infects businesses across America and prevents innovation and initiative. Leaders must encourage employees to passionately go above and beyond.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 25, 10:26 AM
Only when you are being your most authentic self, sharing it and consistently living it every day, can you evolve into the inclusive leader most businesses and America needs.
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 3:02 PM
"The problem is that most businesses have stripped employees of their identities...."

Insert the word teachers for employees and schools for businesses and you have the essence of my dissertation. How does each teacher inform their particular identity in a sea of constraints? That is a question premised on a Judith Butler quote.
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#Leadership What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

#Leadership What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Four ways to raise the bar.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 21, 12:28 PM

I deplore mediocrity ... However mediocrity is a symptom of ineffective leadership, not bad.... Setting clear expectations, rallying people around KPIs they believe in, developing a peer accountability and speak your mind when you see poor performance are a few ways around it..... either way its up to YOU the leader to handle it . Good Read 

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Flow States, Leadership -- and Storytelling

Flow States, Leadership -- and Storytelling | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Think of the last time you were completely immersed in a particular activity. You lost track of time; your concentration was at its maximum; it was instantly clear what to do next and how; all the…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 7, 12:07 PM

Here's a quick, but really good article on the significance of flow states and improved leadership.

 

What's a flow state? As the author Evan Sinar says, it's "total absorption in the task at hand; the task taking precedence over everything else, and actively working on the task itself becomes its own reward."

 

We've all had these types of experiences where we are 'in the zone' and we lose sense of time. Productivity and creativity soars when we are in a flow state.

 

Sinar discusses why flow states for leadership are important, companies who are focusing on this as part of their leadership development, and how to set up flow state experiences.

 

Here's my addition -- for years I've noticed that when a person is immersed in telling a story, it's actually inducing a little mini-flow state. The higher the risk (i.e. a big presentation), the more intense the flow state.

 

The more you develop your storytelling skills,  you are actually at the same time building your flow state muscles. The more you experience flow states, the easier it is to trigger them. 

 

Pretty neat, huh?

 

Story on and get into flow!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Check out her website at www.juststoryit.com

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 7:42 PM
To be fully engaged in what one is doing is essential. Time appears to stand still in those moments. Educating is leading, thus pedagogy/andragogy, which also involve leading, can involve flow.
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The leadership manifesto: developing leaders at all levels

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Thee concept and nature of leadership has probably never been more debated than it is now. Last year saw Theresa May take over as PM in the UK after David Cameron stepped down, while the US elected a new President  - where his opponent criticised him for having no prior political experience.
 
The debate around leadership looks set to continue. Trump’s inauguration dominates headlines, Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister has resigned, meaning an assembly election is inevitable, and the French Presidential elections are set for May.

These political upheavals have repercussions across the world of business. Redrawing the next 12 months and beyond will present uncertain and potentially challenging times, but businesses who are themselves able to ensure they have trustworthy, capable and confident leaders in place will be able to navigate this uncertainty and even thrive.

  


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15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Great leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership. These leaders are hungry.

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 10:43 AM
Are you doing what great leaders do? Are you asking other leaders for advice and answers to your burning questions? 
 
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9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Look closely and you'll see who they really are.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 20, 9:33 AM
To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A leader is not a leader simply because he or she has been promoted. And a leader is not someone who sits in a position of management.
 
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One Of The Biggest Boss Fails? Not Setting Expectations

One Of The Biggest Boss Fails? Not Setting Expectations | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

"I once had a boss tell me, “But you didn’t achieve my number one priority for what I wanted you to accomplish.” The problem? He never told me about this item."

 

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, March 21, 7:55 AM

So important ... so simple... rarely done...Expectations say it to yourself 3 times