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Inspired ordinary: The real cost of poor leadership

Inspired ordinary: The real cost of poor leadership | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Read any research on employee engagement and you are likely to find a similar story. Global statistics show only 30% of people are actively engaged at work. Active engagement means that people feel a sense of emotional ownership and are committed to achieving the objectives of their role. The remaining 70% fit somewhere between somewhat engaged and actively disengaged. The actively disengaged are those deliberately looking for ways to minimize their contribution and even sabotage success.

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David Foster Wallace on Leadership

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“A leader’s real ‘authority’ is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

 

In a culture that calls pop culture celebrities “thought-leaders” and looks for “leadership ability” in kindergartners, we’re left wondering what leadership actually means and questioning what makes a great leader.

 

The best definition of the essence beneath the leadership buzzword comes from David Foster Wallace. 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 26, 2014 12:32 PM

This is a beautifully curated story by Maria Popova on Brain Pickings.


Also discover Debbie Millman's felt-on-felt typographic art piece and reading that captures the wisdom from Wallace’s essay “Up, Simba: Seven Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate."


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9 Ways To Can Keep Your Employees Happy And Engaged | LinkedIn

9 Ways To Can Keep Your Employees Happy And Engaged | LinkedIn | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Most leaders agree that employee attitude is a key factor in an organization’s success. Whether your employees are fulfilled and motivated or frustrated and disengaged is largely up to you.

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What does leadership mean to different leaders?

What does leadership mean to different leaders? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The definition of leadership can vary, but what does it mean to different leaders? Read a series of leadership quotes and different meanings of leadership.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 26, 2014 8:39 AM

No tow people agree what on the definition of leadership but they all know it when they see it.

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How to Improve Employee Morale

How to Improve Employee Morale | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that employee morale is directly tied to productivity – the more stressed and dissatisfied employees are the more productivity will plunge. On the contrary, happy employees mean more gets done in a healthy, fruitful work ...

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Wen's curator insight, October 20, 2014 1:18 PM

Hello Mr Obvious...

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How to Build a Culture of Givers: 4 Tips

How to Build a Culture of Givers: 4 Tips | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Nice guys don't have to finish last in your company. But it means you need to bake generosity into your culture. Wharton B-school professor Adam Grant explains how.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 16, 2014 9:03 PM

Below are four tips from Grant for building a culture of givers: 

1. Get the right people on the bus

2. Redefine giving

3. Change your reward system 

4. Build a culture of help-seeking


Other resources related to Adam's great work:  



David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 2014 2:27 AM

Are you a giver, a matcher or a taker? Companies need more givers at the top, because the fish always rots from the head!

John Michel's curator insight, October 25, 2014 9:20 AM

Givers are the kinds of people who will go out of their way to help others with no strings attached. This is in comparison to matchers--those who believe in an eye for an eye--and takers--people who are always trying to get as much as they can out of others. 

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6 Daily Practices of Effective Managers

6 Daily Practices of Effective Managers | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
It can be easy for employees to take managers for granted because most employees are trying to avoid the attention of their managers. But a company cannot be successful without a dynamic and experi...

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Leadership Missteps That Brought Down The Secret Service's Director

Leadership Missteps That Brought Down The Secret Service's Director | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Last week, Julia Pierson resigned from her position as the director of the United States secret service. This leadership departure was an embarrassment for her, the department, and our nation, in the wake of recently-obvious flaws in her team, under her watch. So, what went wrong? More importantly, how can [...]
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Why Leaders Don’t Learn from Success

Why Leaders Don’t Learn from Success | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The annals of business history are full of tales of companies that once dominated their industries but fell into decline. The usual reasons offered—staying too close to existing customers, a myopic focus on short-term financial performance, and an inability to adapt business models to disruptive innovation—don’t fully explain how the leaders who had steered these firms to greatness lost their touch.

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5 Unforgettable Leadership Qualities for Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Unforgettable Leadership Qualities for Successful Entrepreneurs | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Even the unpredictable, renegade entrepreneur needs to keep these fundamentals in mind in his or her journey for success.
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Attaining leadership mastery - Business Matters

Attaining leadership mastery - Business Matters | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Corporate leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. So as a leader how do you get to the next level and attain leadership mastery.

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Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization

Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Thirty years after leaving McKinsey, the prolific author returns to discuss tomorrow’s management challenges and the keys to organizational change and transformative leadership in any age. 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:54 AM

School managers,. politicians, and School bureaucrats along with teachers should read Peters. We would be more humble and less expert in are efforts.

 

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, October 6, 2014 1:48 PM

Not much to add after Kenneth brilliantly shared his own takeaways. Having said that, I believe much of what's discussed here is highly relevant for leading innovation. 

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Develop Leadership Qualities of Courageous People

Develop Leadership Qualities of Courageous People | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Courage is one of the most important leadership qualities. There is no greatness in life amongst those who avoid taking risks. Learn the secrets to courage.
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10 Biggest Team Motivation Killers - TalentCulture

10 Biggest Team Motivation Killers - TalentCulture | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Sustainable organization growth depends on teams that get the work done. Team members are able to get things done when they are collaborating efficiently.

This relationship might be simplified, but I think it’s fair to say that organizations depend on positive team performance. What is more, a happy team is also a productive team, aspiring to achieve uncommon results.

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5 Ways Elite Teams MUST Be Led

5 Ways Elite Teams MUST Be Led | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
"We expect to lead and be led. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations." - Navy SEAL Creed

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8 Principles that will Change How You Think about Leadership Presence

8 Principles that will Change How You Think about Leadership Presence | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Leadership presence is mysterious. Like charisma, authenticity, or influence, it can be hard to describe, yet we know it when we see it. Every senior leader wants more of this secret ingredient that distinguishes the leader of work from the leader of peop[le.


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2 Things Great Leaders Do When They Give Feedback

Managers give the most useful feedback on the fly, not from a script. But how they deliver it is just as important, says author and professor Brené Brown.
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7 Habits Of Natural Leaders - Huffington Post

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Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across th...

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Richard Branson's 10 Rules For Being A Great Leader

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The billionaire chair of the Virgin Group explains the principles that have gotten him to where he is today.

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Growing Your Own Leaders

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“ Growing organizations have many things in common. One of them – they are always in need of more leaders. If not to meet the demands of today, their quest is to ensure they’ll have adequate leadersh...”


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John Michel's curator insight, October 12, 2014 10:27 AM

You may have had someone in your past that believed in you for no apparent reason. He or she believed you could lead – and they were right. What did they base their faith upon? It may have just been a hunch. Don’t overlook your gut. 

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Management is Not a Promotion | LinkedIn

Management is Not a Promotion | LinkedIn | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
For instance, if you have a software engineer who is phenomenal at implementing relevance algorithms absolutely does not mean that he or she should be managing other people. So many companies reward fantastic contributors by moving them to management, to the detriment to both the individual and the company.

Whenever your company tries to force people into a role that they don't have the skills for, it becomes a huge liability.

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Leadership Moxie: What It Is and Why You Need It

Leadership Moxie: What It Is and Why You Need It | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
What's the secret to bold and gutsy leadership? MOXIE. John Baldoni explains how to improve your leadership today.

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9 Ways Amazing Leaders Demonstrate Real Authenticity

People respond to leaders who are authentic and genuine. Be authentic and genuine every day of the week.
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Five Timeless Qualities We Should Be Encouraging in Employees

Five Timeless Qualities We Should Be Encouraging in Employees | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

When you strip away all the new technologies, modern processes and latest innovations much of what makes good management is still the same as what it was 100 years ago.

 

Here are some timeless skills and qualities we should always be thinking about when we hire, train and manage employees.


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The One Mistake That's Killing Your Business

The One Mistake That's Killing Your Business | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
You shouldn't be focused on brand marketing like Apple or Starbucks -- but rather on this instead.
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