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Seth's Blog: Communication is a path, not an event

Seth's Blog: Communication is a path, not an event | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The other day, I heard the CEO of a large corporation drone on for twenty minutes. He was pitching a large group of strangers, reading them a long, prepared speech that was largely irrelevant to their needs.
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7 Things for Better Leadership from Steve Jobs

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When asked what his most important creation was, Steve Jobs didn't say it was the iPad or some other device. He said it was Apple Computer, because creating a lasting company was much more important

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On Leadership, Growth and Doing it Anyway

On Leadership, Growth and Doing it Anyway | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 9, 3:57 AM

Inspiring story here of leading through the adversity brought upon by  drug and alcohol abuse.  


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There is no battle more worth fighting that the battle to save a child. There is no amount of money that could change my opinion on the financial, emotional, and family decisions that we made. In fact, I would do it all over again for what we gained.

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Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

Leadership Is a Contact Sport: Listen | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Did you know that 80 percent of our success in learning from other people is based on how well we listen? In other words, our success or failure is determined before we do anything. 


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 8, 5:33 PM

Listening is a skill that needs practice - listen with respect and think before responding.

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What Do We Mean By New Leadership?

What Do We Mean By New Leadership? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

I am a great fan of curation and use Scoop-it on a regular basis to bring together and publish articles and blogs on key areas of interest. One of my curates is called “New Leadership” and a couple of weeks ago one of my Twitter followers asked me what I meant by that. It was a fair question and following the death last year of Margaret Thatcher, it was one which got me thinking about the way that our concept of leadership has changed over the last couple of decades.


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donhornsby's curator insight, July 7, 5:37 AM

A great article from Roger Francis. 

 

(From the article): Finally, I think that people’s expectations have changed dramatically over the last 30 years. The global skills shortage, means that companies can no longer pay lip service to the hackneyed saying “Our people are our most important resource”. Talent retention and development at all levels are now a critical component of any decent strategic plan and this generation of workers will not accept the old, directional styles of leadership. They expect to be consulted and involved in decision-making and empowered to take genuine responsibility – not just simply given a job of work to do. Moreover, if they don’t get what they want, they simply leave. Loyalty is no longer a given.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 7:14 AM

Leadership and leader are nouns. Leading is a verb suggesting a process.

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Leading Teams to Peak Performance - 5 Steps

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Leading teams that achieve peak performance have a common purpose, vision and goals so people can derive meaning, motivation and fulfilment from their work.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 7, 5:42 AM

(From the article): The foundation of leading teams is trust. To that extent leaders of leading teams are authentic and real, no masks, no politics. They connect personally with the team members and create opportunities for them to get to know each other informally also. Creating common shared experiences and fostering collaboration continues to build the level of trust in the team.

 

Accountability and reliability solidifies the trust. No double standards. The leader must be a shining example of that. They must always keep their promises and do what they say they are going to do. People are much more likely to bring their best to work when they trust their leader.

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Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away

Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

There is a particular, awful feeling you get working in a company that is sinking. You can tell the minute you walk in the door that the energy is off.  If you pay attention to the vibe you get on a job interview, you’ll know when a company is broken. People don’t look you in the eye. No one wants to be there, but you might take the job regardless if you’re out of other options.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 6, 12:47 AM

Here are 9 HR policies rooted in fear and guaranteed to drive smart and capable people into the arms of competitors.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 6, 11:52 PM

Are you working properly?

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 7, 5:25 AM

Are we doing all we can to keep our good ones?  This definitely applies to education, too.

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Leaders Eat Last

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Being a true leader, says Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’'t (Penguin), isn’t about being in charge, having all the answers or being the most qualified person in the room. Instead, it’s about creating a “circle of safety,” a culture that leads people to feel protected and free from danger inside the organization.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 4, 7:33 PM

Ideals of servant leadership carry you far in your organization. Additionally, they allow others to grow. 

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Join the League of Extraordinary Bosses: 4 Habits to Cultivate

Join the League of Extraordinary Bosses: 4 Habits to Cultivate | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The most effective managers value transparency, practice two-way communication, provide constructive feedback and go above and beyond to serve their employees.

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, July 5, 4:17 AM

I believe in this - transparency, openness, no hidden agendas and first and foremost to serve my COLLEAGUES.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 5, 6:22 AM

Bosses or managers who don't respect those rules are into power tripping. They don't last long in this ever changing business environment. If they do, they take the company down with them.

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The Leadership Freak Code of Leadership

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Leaders without a code follow the course of least resistance. Life becomes unstable, stressful, and frustrating. Leaders without guiding principles are undependable followers. 


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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, June 30, 12:31 AM

From article : "Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer".

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 10:03 AM

People are not tools is a key point made. When we think they are, we become managers rather than combining managing and leading.

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Rise and Fall of Leadership

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Few concepts have received such widespread attention over the last two decades as that of leadership. Below, Guido Stein discusses the complicated balance between leadership and results, and considers the qualities that make a great leader.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 2, 5:08 PM

Excellent scoop here via @RogerFrancis1.  Professor Stein does a wonderful job of showcasing how leadership is different than being a manager. 


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Influence. Leadership can be measured in terms of the influence the leader exercises over others, so that they do what the leader wants them to do and even want what the leader wants. Exercising such influence must come naturally, as in the phrase attributed to Margaret Thatcher: “Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to remind people that you are, you aren’t.”



donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 5:27 AM

(From the article): A person’s leadership skill determines his effectiveness as a leader, as it converts his personal dedication into results. Without that skill, his efforts will not have the impact they should have. Experience shows that some managers put a great deal of time, effort and concentration into their work but achieve very little, while others, in comparable situations, achieve much more with the same amount of effort. These more effective managers are able to reverse the ratio of effort to achievement by working as a team, so that everybody works with everybody else, rather than for everybody else.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 6:01 PM

Leadership can be induced in individuals but it cannot be mass-produced. At the pinnacle, leadership is conferred on the leader by others, whereas at the position level it is conferred by the company; at the second, third and fourth levels it is earned by the manager through his one-dimensional effort.

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Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders

Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Leaders tomorrow will succeed with a different skill set than that of today’s best. Smart leaders will spot the mid-career folks with greatest potential to become those outstanding future executives.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 2, 6:42 AM

(From the article): But those are not enough. While leaders tomorrow will need these capacities to adapt to a turbulent world, the fundamentals of leadership will not change. The reason: leadership relies on mobilizing human skills. Always has. Always will.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 2, 5:55 PM

You can easily translate this corporate advice to the realm of education. 

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6 Ways To Avoid Losing Your New Hires

6 Ways To Avoid Losing Your New Hires | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Skimp on training and orienting new employees and you'll miss a window of opportunity to keep them growing--and working for you.

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The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs

The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

What stands in the way of our being more satisfied and productive at work? That’s the fundamental question we sought to answer in a survey we conducted with HBR last fall. More than 19,000 people, at all levels in companies, across a broad range of industries, have so far responded to the questions we posed.

 

What we discovered is that people feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 30, 2:52 PM

Leaders need to consider that performance is best measured by the value they generate, not the hours they put in.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 1, 5:59 AM

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 1, 5:16 PM

People feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).

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Reinventing Management

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What is the future of management? Can management be reinvented to make it more effective as an agent of economic progress and more responsive to the needs of employees?


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 9, 2:43 AM

Leadership is a process of social influence: it is concerned with the traits, styles, and behaviours of individuals that causes others to follow them. Management is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Or to put it really simply, we all need to be leaders and managers. We need to be able to influence others through our ideas, words, and actions. We also need to be able to get work done through others on a day-to-day basis.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, Today, 5:43 AM

Future management from a different perspective

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7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

These are things you don't need to learn in books or B-schools. Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.
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Leadership is Not a Contest

Leadership is Not a Contest | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
I live in a culture that makes everything a contest. We take metaphors from sports and try to apply them to every activity of life. We live in a time when the language of athletics has become abbreviations to describe how we live. We have created a culture in which a Hail, Mary has become …

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 9, 10:43 AM

I agree leadership is a collaborative endeavor more than a competitive one, but let's not say we cannot learn from other mistakes as well as our own. Let's not say that coming up with better ways to do what others have done is not beneficial. It our job as leaders to do the best we can to help our organizations' achieve their purposes; it is rarely, if ever true that our purpose is solely defeating other organizations. 

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 7:25 AM

Peter Vaill suggested learning and leading are intertwined. Teaching is about learning and leading being intertwined with it.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 7, 10:26 AM

I love this analysis of a learning leader! It is spot on.  ~ V.B.

 

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Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration - Jesse Lyn Stoner

Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration - Jesse Lyn Stoner | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Using collaboration, cooperation and teamwork interchangeably dilutes their meaning and diminishes the potential to create real collaborative workplaces.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, July 7, 1:51 AM

Collaboration is the bedrock of creative solutions and innovation.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 7:11 AM

It is interesting that we use the words quite interchangeably without thinking about context. Several months ago in preparing a presentation I discovered collaboration always has a negative meaning about selling out. The way we approach collaboration is that someone decides what the goals are and everyone else accepts it.

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There Is A Crying Need For Innovation In Boardrooms

There Is A Crying Need For Innovation In Boardrooms | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Andrew Kakabadse has built a reputation for sharp, insightful commentary on the boardrooms of publicly listed companies.


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Management Tools 2013 (Management Consulting) - An Executive's Guide - Bain & Company


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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
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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Tom Hood's curator insight, July 4, 5:54 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.

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 10:51 AM

Absolutely...however, students need to have the "grit'" and tenacity to survive as well as to thrive in this world. Some, if not most, of us Boomers learned this during our lifetimes, most likely the "hard way," so to speak.

 

Just being able to focus in the digital world for younger people (mainly younger children) has to be a challenge in itself! While the digital age is perfect for them to learn as quickly as their brains are moving, somewhere there has to be a delicate "balance" to keep them grounded. 

 

Yes, we do need to align the skill sets needed to survive and become great leaders with what we're teaching young children. I predict an education overhaul in the very near future! 

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 5, 9:28 AM

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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4 Ways to Help Take Your Team From Good to Great

4 Ways to Help Take Your Team From Good to Great | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”— Voltaire, French writer and philosopher While perfection may not be possible, there’s no reason not to strive for it …


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 2, 11:28 PM

Key to avoiding 'abysmal to mediocre to sufficient' !

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How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For - Forbes

How To Be The Leader They've All Been Waiting For - Forbes | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it


An old colleague and leadership expert used to relate a little parable about the great British prime ministers, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli.


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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 3, 4:01 AM

It takes maturity and humility and wisdom to grasp that oftentimes the best thing you can do with that spotlight is to put it on those around you, so that they blossom in ways they didn’t realize were possible … and so that your organization can benefit fully from their fully developed talents.

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, July 3, 6:39 AM

Wow, I absolutely love this article!

 

What a powerful message to remind us that leadership is not about us, it is about helping our teams shine. 

 

So today if the positive spotlight is turned on you, turn it back to the team and let them shine! 

 

What do you think?  Would love to learn from our experiences and observations....The SPOTLIGHT is on YOU:)

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 10:19 AM

There is a lot of servant-leadership in this article. I thought about how often I heard School managers spoke using language that suggested ownership. For example, my School, my teachers, my leadership, etc as if they were the only ones who had a vision.

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Courage Is The Key To Fearless Leadership - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Courage Is The Key To Fearless Leadership - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear.


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Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company

Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Chris Brown's curator insight, July 3, 12:52 PM

This article discusses the integration of looking both inward and outward as a powerful formula for creating long-term, high-impact organizational change.  This is a longer article, but hits on some key points reinforcing that to change others you must also change yourself.