The Daily Leaders...
Follow
Find
16.7K views | +0 today
The Daily Leadership Scoop
leadership skills for work and daily living
Curated by Bobby Dillard
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

It's Not Your People Skills that Are Lacking

It's Not Your People Skills that Are Lacking | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

In private coaching sessions, leaders often tell me they believe their people skills are lacking."The reasons follow the same track:

 

They can't seem to motivate that worker to step up their performance.


They can’t compel their team to shift their thinking and innovate

.
They’ve tried everything but they just can’t get people to accept the necessary changes in the business

.
They blame themselves, believing they just don’t have good enough people skills. We assume it's our failing when people don't

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Supports for Leadership
Scoop.it!

Leaders: Team Building Starts With You

Leaders: Team Building Starts With You | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Team building starts with the leader. That does not mean that the leader needs to be the final say in how everything transpires.

Via NASSP Center for New Principals, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

Dr. Robert Cialdini Social Excerpt - YouTube

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of pe...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Education Matters
Scoop.it!

How do Leaders Learn to Lead?

How do Leaders Learn to Lead? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
How do leaders go through the learning process? What are the formative and informative experiences that influence leaders? How do they reflect on events and truly learn from their mistakes and successes? How do they unlearn dysfunctional habits? How do they become more self-aware? Gerard Seijts explored these questions for his recent book, Good Leaders Learn: Lessons From Lifetimes of Leadership. Through 30-plus probing interviews with senior leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors he brings to light lessons on the importance of life-long learning. Below are some of the most important lessons he identified.

Via Roger Francis
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Scoop.it!

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Though it may be particularly hard for leaders to embrace uncertainty after years of being taught to display confidence, there is a clear business benefit in doing so. Research has shown that over-confident CEOs make overly risky decisions, often at the expense of their shareholders. Leaders who are able to come to terms with uncertainty and communicate it to employees may avoid such bad decisions.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, june holley, Ivon Prefontaine
more...
Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 12, 8:09 AM

Truth, transparency and vulnerability are the qualities of any great leader today - especially those who want to build trust.

george_reed's curator insight, February 12, 3:05 PM

For an excellent exploration of this topic, consider Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership by Phillip Clampitt and Robert DeKoch.

Don Lowe's curator insight, February 15, 5:24 PM

It's amazing how difficult it is for people to use the phrases:"I don't know", "I need help", or "I was wrong".


But who would you rather work with or for...

1. Someone who, faced with a challenge they don't understand, pretends to know the answers (to give you confidence in their leadership)....or...

2. Someone who asks for your help when they  recognise they are in a situation that is beyond their level of competence?


Knowing (and admitting) when you're incompetent - perhaps the most important leadership competence!

Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

5 Unconventional Ways To Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving

5 Unconventional Ways To Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Keep talented people engaged and loyal to your company with these somewhat counterintuitive tips.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

When Giving Up The Lead Is The Best Leadership Decision

When Giving Up The Lead Is The Best Leadership Decision | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Is it possible to be a leader and keep your creative roots? For some, it becomes a choice of priorities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader at Work

5 Ways to Be a Better Leader at Work | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
When your best people leave, is your leadership style to blame? The leaders in your organization set the tone of the workplace, motivate your best people, and are more instrumental than you realize in employee retention.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Motivational Leadership
Scoop.it!

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself before You Say Anything | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself before You Say Anything | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Conflict is an unavoidable part of our lives, whether we’re CEOs, entrepreneurs, parents, spouses, engineers or ditch diggers. In some cases, conflict stimulates us to accomplish great things. It can also drag us off course, eroding our relationships, stalling our careers and keeping us from becoming the people we want to become.


Via Graeme Reid
more...
Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 10, 6:32 PM

Are you going to make a positive difference - if not think very carefully before you act.

Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

10 Books That Inspire Today's Leaders

10 Books That Inspire Today's Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
The next time youre looking for inspiration, pick up one of these books that motivate top executives and thought leaders.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Mediocre Me
Scoop.it!

The Three Pillars of Morally Courageous Leaders - General Leadership

The Three Pillars of Morally Courageous Leaders - General Leadership | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Conviction, commitment, credibility—the three pillars of morally courageous leadership. Read more today on GeneralLeadership.com!

Via John Michel
more...
John Michel's curator insight, February 2, 8:48 PM

President Woodrow Wilson once remarked, “You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” Don’t forget the errand. Ensure your words and your ways communicate clearly what you are willing to stand and fight for.

Amy Melendez's curator insight, February 3, 12:58 AM

From the article:

For those of us who don’t wear four stars or run multi-billion dollar businesses, moral courage gives us the ability to act rightly in a world that is in itself, not right. It is what enables us to persist against frustration, take responsibility for our actions, act humanely in the midst of inhumanity, and perhaps above all else, refuse to compromise our values despite the very real threat of experiencing personal or professional insult, injury, or loss.

 

Conviction, commitment, credibility—the three pillars of morally courageous leadership. They reflect a way of thinking and being that compels others to lead a life of integrity, purpose, and meaning. They serve as tangible reminders that we are not here to merely make a living but rather, to make a positive difference.

Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

Memo to Executives: Well-Being Boosts Employee Engagement

Memo to Executives: Well-Being Boosts Employee Engagement | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
When a company builds a culture of well-being, employee engagement will accelerate and customers will see the impact.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Maximizing Human Potential
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Ways to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

Top 10 Ways to Take Your Leadership From Good to Great | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Anyone can become a better leader by adopting some simple, but very effective, habits.


Via Mike Klintworth
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Management
Scoop.it!

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans?

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans? | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

“ What’s the distance between your company culture and your brand? Answer: There shouldn’t be any. A company culture that’s authentic and deep will translate through the employer brand, conveying the same tone, the same mission, the same values to job seekers and new hires that it does to fully entrenched [...]”


Via Anne Leong, Josée Lafontaine
more...
Andres Jordan's curator insight, February 17, 9:47 AM

Wow, here is a provocative statement. 

 

Our mercantile minds have become so optimized to derive maximum margins that we tend to forget that it all starts with us, ahem, humans.

But why trust me on this. Just google Steve Jobs and/ or Richard Branson, or a myriad of other thinkers about what they have to say.

 

In the beginning there are neurons firing in each or our brains deriving a new idea or insight. Everything else comes later. So, value your humans. And, btw, they are not "resources" they are creative agents of change - if allowed to be. 

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Leadership
Scoop.it!

The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders

The 8 Instinctive Habits of Remarkable Leaders | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
These are people who learn to work with different personalities. They learn to nurture, motivate and inspire. They learn to truly lead.

Via Anne Leong
more...
Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 11, 12:15 PM

these should become ingrained habits; if you have to think about them while executing,  you are still a work in progress!

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, February 12, 9:40 AM

Praise is almost like breathing to a truly outstanding leader...

Alison McGrath's curator insight, February 25, 4:55 PM

Do you stand out as a leader? #gettingtherightbalance

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Leading Employees
Scoop.it!

How to Manage Remote Direct Reports

How to Manage Remote Direct Reports | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Geographically dispersed teams are increasingly common in the modern workplace — perhaps you’re based in your company’s New York headquarters and your team works out of offices in Denver and Charlotte or maybe you’re in San Francisco and manage...

Via Chris Brown
more...
Chris Brown's curator insight, February 11, 1:54 PM

Interacting with remote employees is not as comfortable for leaders as working with people face to face.  Increasingly we find the workforce to be more dispersed and leaders that tend to overcompensate by more frequent visits, calls, reporting, etc.


This article points out that the expectations of all employees, remote or not, should be the same.  


Have a read and then consider how this might change how you interact with remote employees. 

Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

To Win With Natural Talent, Go For Additive Effects

To Win With Natural Talent, Go For Additive Effects | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Gallup has discovered four human capital strategies that -- when implemented together -- combine to drive up to 59% more growth in revenue per employee.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

6 Mistakes You're Probably Making When Scheduling Meetings

6 Mistakes You're Probably Making When Scheduling Meetings | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Don't let the meetings you lead be a colossal waste of time and energy. Note how to take care of business without irritating employees.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

5 Simple Ways to Become a Better Leader

5 Simple Ways to Become a Better Leader | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Four experts explain how to evaluate your effectiveness as a leader, and what you can do to improve.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Learning Organizations
Scoop.it!

Action Learning Builds Agile Leaders - Chief Learning Officer

Action Learning Builds Agile Leaders - Chief Learning Officer | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Teach rising leaders how to adapt to change and examine problems from diverse angles through question-based problem solving exercises.

Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
more...
Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, February 10, 12:46 PM

Action learners live in shared leadership. They often strive to find a common understanding for problems, which gives them a shared purpose and orientation. They look for solutions that truly address the challenge without regard for the politically right answer. Experimenting and failing is no longer feared but embraced and seen as an opportunity to excel.

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates.2 Increasingly, the barriers too are well known: a mix of cultural factors, ingrained mind-sets, and stubborn forms of behavior, including a tendency to tap a much narrower band of women leaders than is possible given the available talent pool.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
more...
Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, February 6, 9:13 AM

Definitivamente se necesita más mujeres en el ámbito tecnológico, de paso que se simplifica el código ;) 

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, February 7, 4:56 PM

Balanced communities involve both genders, whether that's at work or outside.  We have created an unbalanced world in business and I wonder if this is reflected in the current instability?

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 8, 9:34 PM

When you own your own business you don't have to wait for anyone to promote you.  You promote yourself.

Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science

How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
What does research and expert insight have to say about how to motivate people? Here are 4 tips that can get employees, spouses and kids to try harder.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bobby Dillard
Scoop.it!

The New Meaning Of Workplace Mentorship

The New Meaning Of Workplace Mentorship | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Forget the idea of one person to guide your career, here's how the next generation will learn on the job.
more...
No comment yet.