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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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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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Management Malpractice - Leaders are organizational health practitioners.

Management Malpractice - Leaders are organizational health practitioners. | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Let’s imagine the following scene… You are sitting in the exam room with your feet dangling off the end of the sanitary-paper-covered couch admiring the jar of tongue depressors when in walks…

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 7, 2016 4:47 PM
The best leaders know that a little more time spent up front working with creative and talented people who really understand the process will yield a more accurate, innovative and elegant solution.
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Why Employees Don't Trust Their Leadership

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Of 33,000 workers globally, one in three said they don't trust their employer. What gives?

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 7, 2016 10:37 AM
(From the article): One in three people don’t trust their employer. That’s according to the new Edelman "Trust Barometer", a survey of 33,000 people in 28 countries about trust in the workplace.

 Among the other notable findings, trust decreases down an organization’s hierarchy: 64% of executives, 51% of managers, and 48% of rank and file staff say they trust their organizations, and employees say they trust peers more than CEOs when it comes to company information. Right now, many workers have their choice of jobs that boast high earnings and a range of career opportunities. To stay competitive in the war for talent, most employers are offering a full complement of benefits and perks as well as beefing up their efforts to engage workers through inclusion initiatives. Indeed, many employees among the Top 100 Great Places To Work reported being satisfied with their jobs, but also having a high level of trust for their companies.

 That’s obviously not the case everywhere, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. The survey revealed gaps between factors that employees rate as important for building trust and how their leaders rated based on those attributes.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 7, 2016 11:21 PM
When we conflate management and leadership, treating them as the same thing, we make the mistake of missing what leading is. It cannot be defined, but, when we see it, we recognize it.
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5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You

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In addition to all of your achievements, you're sure that you're a great boss. After all, your leadership skills have helped you climb the ladder of success. But some of the world's top companies succeed in spite of poor leadership, a result of great products or concepts rather than motivated team members.

 

According to entrepreneurial counselor Michelle McQuaid, bad bosses cost businesses $360 billion in lost productivity every year. The stress caused by difficult supervisors can negatively affect an employee's overall health and workplace morale, eventually driving him or her out the door. Since losing one employee costs a business tens of thousands of dollars or more, your business will eventually suffer financially if you can't keep employee loss at a minimum.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:50 PM

If you look closely, you may find indications that you're not as popular with your staff as you think you are.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 18, 2014 7:16 PM

I wonder if in School we consider that 1/2 of new teachers leave the profession within 7 years? That does not account for those who obtain a degree and never enter the classroom. What does that mean in relationship to high staff turnover?

 

One way to look at leaders who are not liked is are they leading or managing. We need both, but I found many School managers focused on managing people and avoiding leading.

 

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Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, August 19, 2014 10:15 PM

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MANAGEMENT PITFALLS

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“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” English playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

 

I recently had one of the subscribers to my blog, and one who is also a very regular reader and commenter, ask me whether I had made any mistakes during my career.


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:34 PM

We all do mistakes, which is of course OK, till we learn from them.


In this article, Les Hayman gives us a bunch of examples that are some of the worst. These kind of mistakes that we do when we become other confident, forgetting some of the fundamentals.


Always a good reminder to come back to them from time to time...

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15 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew About Being A First Time Manager

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Here is A guide for First Time Managers & a Resource for Those That Lead Them outlining 15 things your boss should want a first time manager to know.

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ManagingAmericans's curator insight, March 20, 2014 7:19 AM

Whether you are a first time manager, or someone who has other managers reporting to them, this article is a great resource for you. It outlines what you need to know, and what you should be teaching in order to help your management team succeed. Please share it if you would like to see new managers start out with the right perspective!

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If You're Not Helping People Develop, You're Not Management Material

If You're Not Helping People Develop, You're Not Management Material | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Facilitating employee learning should be a non-negotiable competency.

 

 


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:24 AM

Good managers attract candidates, drive performance, engagement and retention, and play a key role in maximizing employees’ contribution to the firm.


Poor managers, by contrast, are a drag on all of the above.  They cost your firm a ton of money in turnover costs and missed opportunities for employee contribution, and they do more damage than you realize.

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Ten Things You Do That Top Leaders Hate

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Everyone has things that tick them off, and that's especially true for powerful leaders who frequently deal with people.

 

From half-baked ideas to working around the clock, we've collected the management pet peeves of 10 of the world's most influential leaders. 

 


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Connect, Then Lead

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Behavioral science is weighing in with research showing that when we judge others—especially our leaders—we look first at two characteristics: how lovable they are (their warmth, communion, or trustworthiness) and how fearsome they are (their strength, agency, or competence).


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:30 PM

People follow those they trust first. We want to feel that our leaders have good intentions and are capable of acting on those intentions.

 

Working behind computer screens all day can make communicating warmth difficult. Get up and work with others face to face.

 

Mom was right, by the way. Stand up straight and don't fidget.

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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

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Insight from John Kotter about the difference between leadership and management.

 

The mistakes people make on the issue are threefold:

 

Mistake #1: People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.

 

Mistake #2: People use the term "leadership" to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization "management." And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.

 

Mistake #3: People often think of "leadership" in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 11, 2013 3:29 PM

Thank YOU!

David Hain's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:37 AM

Lots of good sense.

Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:42 AM

Really clear, short article from John Kotter.  The 3 mistakes highlighted have caused enormous amount of damage, particularly the 3rd mistake, thinking of leadership in terms of personality characteristics.

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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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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 

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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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8 questions for improving your leadership 

8 questions for improving your leadership  | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Here are some questions to help you evaluate whether your leadership contributes to a culture of encouragement.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 7, 2016 10:22 AM
Do you express a positive attitude toward the objective or goal to be accomplished? 

(From the article): Sometimes the only time that a person may hear from their manager is when they haven’t performed as expected. This leaves people thinking that the only time anyone cares what they do is when they make a mistake. Rather than allowing people to constantly guess whether or not they are performing as expected, you should take every opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of others whether the task be small or large. You also want to encourage others to express appreciation to members of the team. Cultivating a culture of appreciation will increase both morale and productivity.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 7, 2016 10:35 AM
It is definitely necessary to improve functionality of community and organization as opposed to dysfunction.
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Make Your Team Feel Powerful

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Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job. A study found that employees were 26% more satisfied in their roles when they had positions of power.


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 8, 2014 3:18 PM

At its heart, power is a choice. Power is felt. It must be accepted. You can neither assign nor hand it to someone.

 

A good manager can offer choices that lead to empowerment. They can lead a seemingly powerless person to feel better about their job and their duties. How? Give them some choice, in the way they do their job.

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From Managing to Leading - Five Attitudinal Shifts To Become An Inspiring Leader!

From Managing to Leading - Five Attitudinal Shifts To Become An Inspiring Leader! | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Why is it so difficult to find great leaders in the world of work? What is the missing element that makes most super achievers fall short of being super leaders or mentors? What does it take for a ...

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Suchitra Mishra's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:06 AM

“We all need to be leaders, regardless of our formal title or role. This starts with inner self-leadership and moves outward to influence, guide, support, and lead others. The process of becoming a leader is the same as the process of becoming a highly effective human being. Leadership development is personal development. Leadership ultimately shows itself in what we do “out there.” But it starts “in here.” “~Jim Clemmer – Growing the Distance

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Power makes us mean..but empathy can be learnt..

Power makes us mean..but empathy can be learnt.. | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Research suggests that a default brain mechanism may cause us to lose empathy when we gain power. So promotions really do make us mean.

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The Top 5 Management Mistakes

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There is no such thing as a manager who doesn’t make mistakes. As a manager, there are some things you can do to avoid making that are more significant than others.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:17 AM

Managers come from different walks of life, possess various characteristics, and have their own philosophies regarding how to manage a business and employees. After 20 years of delivering management training programs, these are common mistakes made by managers at different levels and in various industries.


Take a look at the most common mistakes.

oconnorandkelly's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:22 AM

# smarterbiz

Robert M Staples Molina's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:53 AM
The Top 5 Management Mistakes
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55 Ways to Be a Better Manager

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Sometimes, the most useful advice is the advice that you can tape above your desk, in order to have a daily reminder. Here are more than 50 thought-provoking questions, statements and truisms in the categories that most managers encounter daily. So print them out, tape them up and prepare to see inspiration in front of you every day.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:58 PM

Here are 55 quick and easy ways to take your leadership skills to the next level. Let them inspire you, and you'll soon be more productive than ever.

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What's the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

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"Management is a set of processes that keep an organisation functioning. They make it work today – they make it hit this quarter's numbers. The processes are about planning, budgeting, staffing, clarifying jobs, measuring performance, and problem-solving when results did not go to plan."

 

Leadership is very different. "It is about aligning people to the vision, that means buy-in and communication, motivation and inspiration."


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:41 AM

The turth is, we need both leaders and managers. One cannot exist without the other. Too often wwe look for ways to segregate ourselves along artificial lines. The key is to build bridges that unite and define, not barriers that divide and deminish. 

Enzo Guardino's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:37 PM

Very interesting article by Rebecca Ratcliffe

Mariano Ramos Mejia's curator insight, March 30, 2016 6:47 AM

While management and leadership are distinct concepts, there is a natural overlap between the skills they require. Rebecca Ratcliffe explores

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Top 10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders

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David Schultz's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:33 PM

I like the simplicity of this video, and I don't disagree with anything they say fundamentally.  In fact I think they are right on the mark with the exception of their use of the word "follower."  They say that Leaders produce followers, but I believe leaders produce leaders.  They may be front line employees who do not lead anyone else, but instead of following they lead out in their sphere of responsibilities.

 

So other than a little nuance in semantics this is a great video.

Socius Ars's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:07 PM

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