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Vision is What Separates Great Leaders - George Ambler

Vision is What Separates Great Leaders - George Ambler | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Vision is the foundation of leadership. Whilst leadership starts with being the right person - the character of the leader, great leadership is sustained by a shared and compelling vision. A compelling vision is one that describes who you are, why you exist and the future you want to create.
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Assembly Required: 12 Steps To Building A Leadership Juggernaut - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

Assembly Required: 12 Steps To Building A Leadership Juggernaut - Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Once all the pieces were in their right place, it became a leadership juggernaut destined for success. Here are the 12 Steps I used to build it.
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Easily execute employee engagement

Easily execute employee engagement

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#Leadership Are You Manager Material, Or Not?

#Leadership Are You Manager Material, Or Not? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

How would you begin to coach a person who doesn't understand what management is? A supervisor isn't just a person with a tie and a title. Management means taking responsibility for more than your own job.


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 19, 1:16 PM

(From the article): We don't always teach leaders that bringing the hammer down is the worst possible thing a manager can do and something to avoid with all your might. We don't teach them that managers who can stay calm, back off, soften and be human at work are the ones who always win. Managers who respect and value the individual talents of the people on their teams get the best results by every metric.

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Uncomfortable Being the Boss? 5 Tips That Will Help

Uncomfortable Being the Boss? 5 Tips That Will Help | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

1. Don't pretend you're not really in charge.

 

If the buck stops at your desk, acting like you're the same as everyone else won't work. It's a bit like parents who try to function as their children's friends, rather than as authority figures. It may be more fun in the short run, but will likely lead to bad results in the long run.

 

There are a very few exceptions--one is Morning Star, the tomato processor that has rigorously maintained a non-hierarchical structure since the 1970s. But that takes a lot of forethought, planning, and careful hiring of like-minded individuals. And even so, the company's non-CEO founder must occasionally serve as decider of last resort when employees are unable to resolve their conflicts.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 19, 4:47 PM

Being the top decision-maker doesn't always feel right. Here's how to make it better.

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5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You

5 Signs Your Employees Dislike You | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

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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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 18, 3:50 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's curator insight, August 18, 4:16 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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Innovation Excellence | 7 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

Innovation Excellence | 7 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
How can companies nurture innovation and motivate their talent to bring innovations forward? Each company is destined to get the results it gets.
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Lee Jones's curator insight, August 19, 6:41 AM

A few things to keep in mind while leading an innovative team or process in your organization

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5 Ways You May Be Killing Employee Morale - Management ...

5 Ways You May Be Killing Employee Morale - Management ... | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
In my research on the topic of employee morale much of the focus I've seen is employee driven. By that I mean the attention leans toward what can be done to make the employee happy (perks driven), motivated, etc.

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NASSP Community of New Principals's curator insight, August 6, 7:48 PM

As a new principal, you have to be focused on improving employee morale or sustaining and building high morale if you are lucky enough to 'inherit' it.  Don't start out by killing it with poor collaboration or lack of listening. This short article makes some great points!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 7:52 AM

The Indira Gandhi quote is a good starting point in the article. I attended a meeting several years ago and each School manager who spoke used ownership terms. For example, they used phrases such as my school, my teachers, my students, etc. which led me to believe this people, almost all males, were killing morale with their lack of leadership.

 

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10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Leader

10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Leader | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Becoming a better leader can help you in many different areas of life, from school to the workplace. Check out these ten tips that can help you improve your leadership skills.

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8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To

8 Leadership Mistakes That Others Made So You Don't Have To | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Avoid these errors in your first 100 days in the top position to ensure the success of your venture.


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6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust | Switch and Shift

6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust | Switch and Shift | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Because circumstances dictate actions too, someone may have been trustworthy at one point and now seem out for themselves given a perceived dangerous

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 6, 1:39 PM

Good advice on being trustworthy.  Can be applied to businesses or individuals.

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How to Create a No-Fear Culture

Unhappy employees are disengaged and unproductive. Address their fears and reap these surprising benefits
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5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning

5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
As an Organizational Development and Leadership practitioner, I often find myself having conversations about leadership – what it is and what it isn’t – and how to be a good leader. …

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 6, 5:30 AM

(From the article): We all have developmental areas regardless of position in the organization. Communication and remaining open to feedback is how you will learn where you can improve.

 

Training exists everywhere, but before you jump on the bandwagon of the current theory/trend, request some direct feedback and then look into what training may help best address developmental areas.

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Leadership Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Leadership Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Leaders who lead beyond their comfort zone. They take risks. They take responsibility. They seize opportunities. They challenge things to make improvements.
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10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees

10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Investing in the development of employees is the most important and rewarding thing a manager can do. Yes, for some reason, it’s often the last thing on a manager’s “to do” list.

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An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy.

You can make sure your people are using their natural strengths. You can focus on job fit and culture fit.   Is that all there is to ensure motivated employees?


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 19, 1:09 PM

(From the article): Leave people with hope, with belief in their own competence, and give them something to do, large or small. Give them something to do so they do not feel stuck, and are not left ruminating. Of course, give them something to do that is appropriate to the situation, and within their realm of influence. Then they can begin to feel competent, valued and motivated again.

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The science behind a happy and productive workforce

The science behind a happy and productive workforce | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Humans have been fascinated by their own behaviour for thousands of years. Understanding each other has been critical for survival – both as Neanderthals and in today’s corporate world. A successful employee will not only possess the right skills, but their working style often matches their role requirements. However, an individual’s working behaviour type isn’t always apparent on the CV, so how can you gain an additional understanding of whether they’re the right fit for your company


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 19, 1:25 PM

(From the article): Knowing what motivates your staff helps to maintain a productive and happy workforce, making them more likely to stay on board. High dominance individuals tend to be motivated by power and authority and drive results, whilst those with high influence are more likely to be motivated by public praise and recognition. Those with high influence are usually more suited to careers that involve working with others in a talkative environment.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, Today, 6:00 AM

When people treat others with kindness and respect, the happiness of each individual increases and so too, does their productivity.

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Bosses are not necessarily leaders

Bosses are not necessarily leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Why should anyone be led by you wrote Goffee and Jones (HBR) in 2001. Indeed. Often new leaders spent so much time on goals and targets and using “climbing skills” shall we call them, that when they arrive where they wanted to get to they think more of the same will work.


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, August 18, 11:49 PM

Are you 'doing things right' or 'doing the right thing'?

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Innovation Excellence | Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation

Innovation Excellence | Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Over five thousand failures for just one success:  When Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb it took him 5,999 tries to get it right. Edison is quoted as saying, “Every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” 

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Sleep well, you’ll lead well

Sleep well, you’ll lead well | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Ditch the stereotype that you need to work all the time, a sleepy leader is a bad leader prone to making mistakes
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10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask

10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

You team has questions they're afraid to ask. They've got limited information, but they figure if you wanted to tell them you would. 


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donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 6:22 AM

(From the article): Ignoring the tough questions, doesn't make them go away. In fact, your team is likely asking the questions, to themselves and to one another. Tackling the tough conversations head on will go a long way in building trust and respect on your team.

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How to be a High EQ Leader: Self-Awareness

How to be a High EQ Leader: Self-Awareness | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
In a 2004 Harvard Business Review article, Daniel Goleman wrote about his review of senior manager comments from 188 companies regarding their organizations’

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How Can Entrepreneurs Create a Culture of Excellence?

How Can Entrepreneurs Create a Culture of Excellence? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

“ Why leaders who embrace and harness change attract and create a culture of excellence within their organizations. How serving leaders build a great business”


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How to Sharpen Your Team's Professionalism Without Dulling Creativity - Entrepreneur

How to Sharpen Your Team's Professionalism Without Dulling Creativity - Entrepreneur | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur How to Sharpen Your Team's Professionalism Without Dulling Creativity Entrepreneur Let's look at what you can do to create a climate at your startup that emphasizes professionalism but without wearing down your employees or negatively...

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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
General John Michel of the U.S. Air Force has graciously written this post for my blog. To say I'...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 6, 1:19 AM

A powerful article by John Michel on what (positive) leadership means.