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

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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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The Rise Of The Social Employee: Mark Burgess at TEDxNavesink - YouTube

The Rise Of The Social Employee: Mark Burgess at TEDxNavesink - YouTube | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
In this talk, Mark Burgess brings to our attention how employees, through social media, are changing how companies market to, and engage with, customers and ...
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Influential Leadership Coaching: Four Core Qualities of Duplication | Financenk

Influential Leadership Coaching: Four Core Qualities of Duplication | Financenk | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

The role of conventional leadership is frequently depicted as one who takes charge, makes decisions, delegates tasks, and is otherwise disconnected from those in less authoritative positions. In a professional environment, this person might be known as the Big Boss that is somehow set apart from his or her subordinates. They’re “up there” and we’re “down here” type of thing.

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Does Your Business Make These Three Common Mistakes When Motivating People?

Does Your Business Make These Three Common Mistakes When Motivating People? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Motivation isn't only about intrinsic reward. It's also about leadership behaviour. So, let's look at three common mistakes when motivating people and how they can be avoided.
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Six Ways Leaders Can Help Others Measure Success

Six Ways Leaders Can Help Others Measure Success | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
One of earliest tools I learned how to use growing up on a farm was a tape measure. There are several reasons for that - it is often used, using it won’t hurt you (think hammer, saw, or torch!), an...

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Employee Engagement Presentation | Alchemy Engagement

Employee Engagement Presentation | Alchemy Engagement | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Free to use presentation with insight about the meaning, strategy and implementation of seriously-effective employee engagement programs, including: Introduction to Employee Engagement, Essential Ingredients, Timing, Implementation and Higher-levels.


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3 Ideas For Navigating Change In The Office Without Freaking Everyone Out

3 Ideas For Navigating Change In The Office Without Freaking Everyone Out | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

“ Many employees fear change at work. Here's how managers can navigate changes in procedure without overwhelming their staff.”


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Rob Kingston's curator insight, July 11, 1:28 PM

Some good suggestions for how to help people embrace change. 

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How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now

How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The move for most people from player to coach is not always an easy transition. Let’s face it. Leadership is work. It’s work to...

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Executive Coaching Questions, Part I - Change Champions

Executive Coaching Questions, Part I - Change Champions | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Executive Coaching Questions - How to define the coaching goals and establish a clear coaching contract.

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Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own

Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
A leader’s long hours have a trickle-down effect.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 11, 3:34 AM

Leadership starts with yourself:-) take care if yourself too:-))

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Breaks Are Good For Business

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Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, July 8, 6:07 PM

As a leader, what do you do to balance work and rest breaks, and how do you support your employees to do the same?


With all of the documentation out there about the benefits of downtime, many senior leaders don't change any of their practices.  We know that taking breaks is good for business; yet we still resist.  Why?


Peter McKelvie offers us this challenge:  "Take a risk and encourage some down time. See what happens. Take a bit for yourself while you’re at it".  Model to your team that taking breaks are not only acceptable; but desirable.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 9:29 AM

Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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Change Management is dead: Long Live Change Leadership

Change Management is dead: Long Live Change Leadership | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

I remember back in the 1990's when I became a project manager. I especially remember my first project management course, in 1991, where the instructor dramatically announced that more than 50% of projects fail.

And today, in 2014, not much has changed. CIO magazine reports that the failure rate remains about the same.


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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 1:42 AM

"When employees have to change, change fails. Plain and simple. The key lies in making employees want to change." Passionate plea form Jesper Lowgren.

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From Human Resources to Human Results

From Human Resources to Human Results | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Why are we stuck in the way we've always done it with regard to Human Resources? Let's be serious - we all know that HR isn't exactly the highest priority in our business. All too often HR is brushed aside as an overhead function that's mostly about administering and organizing. A necessary evil.

It's time for that paradigm to shift. Big Time.


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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, July 10, 5:43 AM

Future management from a different perspective

David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 4:14 AM

Leader? Manager? Most of us are both - it's knowing where the intersection is and what to do in context that matters!

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Leadership Tip: Make People Feel Important - 5 Ways How - KSMLifeCoaching

Leadership Tip: Make People Feel Important - 5 Ways How - KSMLifeCoaching | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Make people feel important - this is especially critical when you're in a leadership position. 5 ways to make people feel important, first be truly interested
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Leadership – 5 Tips a Leader Must Know to Develop a Successful Team | Financenk

Leadership – 5 Tips a Leader Must Know to Develop a Successful Team | Financenk | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Building a productive team can be a very rewarding experience. It takes a set of real world skills schools don’t often teach. This leads to learning it by the seat of our pants. The best way to learn leadership is by following a good leader

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3 Improv Inspired Mindsets for Leading without a Script

3 Improv Inspired Mindsets for Leading without a Script | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
It’s the nature of improv to work without scripts, improvisers have found ways to adapt. Here are three that leaders have used when they faced challenges.
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13 Leadership Lessons From Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Joseph Lalonde

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes opens the world to more leadership lessons from pop culture. Here's the 13 leadership lessons I learned from Leadership lessons from Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

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4 Steps That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership | Financenk

4 Steps That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership | Financenk | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

As youngsters we became accustomed to hearing, You can’t do this or you can’t do that. This routine carried on into high school with our teachers telling us what we should do and what we shouldn’t do and what they considered achievable. Then a lot of us went on to college where they taught us skills that gave us the ability to take orders instead of developing the leader inside each of us.They needed us to obey to keep the machine known as corporate running smoothly.They created sheep instead of lions. They wouldn’t teach us how to be independent, creative and self-reliant.

Rebuilding those leadership qualities demands that you retrain yourself.


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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 10:29 PM

Remember what childhood was like, before conformity set in? Maybe you can recapture it...

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Three Ways to Actually Engage Employees

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Start by talking about impact, not financial performance.

 

Nobody washes a rental car.

People will go the extra mile only if they feel they have ownership. It’s much the same in the workplace. Employees who take ownership of their work — and who feel that what they are doing matters — are far more likely than others to feel engaged on the job.

 


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Driving Organisational Change Under Pressure

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Intense pressure often calls for knee-jerk reactions. While firm responses are needed from leaders, they should resist the temptation to centralise control and stifle frontline ownership.

 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 4:13 AM

Pressure challenges congruence - need to make sure even more carefully that actions match words, unless the whole strategy is changing.

donhornsby's curator insight, July 14, 2:23 PM

While firm responses are needed from leaders, they should resist the temptation to centralise control and stifle frontline ownership.

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LEADERSHIP: Listening and ... 4 Words - YouTube

Tom Peters describes his "essence of leadership" formula in two compelling ideas.
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How can organisations develop a coaching culture?

How can organisations develop a coaching culture? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Many organisations across the world today are putting coaching programmes in the workplace, either hiring external coaches or training their own managers. A ‘coaching culture’ is the goal to pursue, so how can this be achieved?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 10:49 PM

A coaching culture is the one to have.  Practical tips on how to achieve it.

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How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all - Business Journal

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How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all
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Most of us know what it's like to work for a great leader — one who inspires us and fosters success across the team.

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In Praise of the Invisible Leader

In Praise of the Invisible Leader | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

 David Zweig, a lecturer and journalist who has written for the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, lovingly calls these people “Invisibles”—and in his fascinating new book, Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion (Portfolio Hardcover, 2014), he lays out a strong case for their importance in making the world go around.

Zweig recently spoke with strategy+business about the nature of the Invisibles, and why, despite their personal modesty, even shyness, they so often make such effective leaders.


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David Hain's curator insight, July 10, 10:30 PM

Author David Zweig discusses the true power of modesty in management.

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7 Things for Better Leadership from Steve Jobs

7 Things for Better Leadership from Steve Jobs | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
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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