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Is Leadership a Craft?

Is Leadership a Craft? | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Is there such a thing as leadership craft? Can leadership be treated as a craft, always honing skills? Leadership is a craft, with the right practices.

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If leadership is a craft, then it requires time and effort to achieve mastery.  What time and resources are you spending to build your mastery of leadership?  What time and resources are you spending to develop leadership mastery in your "apprentices"?

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What is leadership? - YouTube

Create leaders not followers with the leader-leader approach. David Marquet redefines leadership for the modern leader who wants to create empowering environ...

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Give control and create leaders -- simple enough!

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100% Empowerment = 50% Responsibility + 50% Authority... Prof. Hankell

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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.

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Giddy-up!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 12:47 PM

There are excellent quotes here.

 

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Give and Take… But Mostly Give

Give and Take… But Mostly Give | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The concept of ‘Mostly Give’ is what builds organizations and helps them to stand the test of time, especially in the area of customer service.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 13, 5:14 AM

What would it be like if everyone took an attitude of "mostly give"? ~ Mariana Ritcher

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Leadership in Liminal Times - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Leadership in Liminal Times - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Tough transitions are great leaders’ proving ground.
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"Organizations must also periodically go through such wrenching times of transition, and it is during such liminal times that leaders have their greatest impact."

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Growing Your Own Leaders

Growing Your Own Leaders | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
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, 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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Why You Should Play on Your Strengths--Not Focus on Your Weaknesses - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Why You Should Play on Your Strengths--Not Focus on Your Weaknesses - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want to improve your leadership, you must learn what your strengths are and align yourself with them.
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Why Leaders Should Focus on Employee Investment, not Engagement | Switch and Shift

Why Leaders Should Focus on Employee Investment, not Engagement | Switch and Shift | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The modern workplace is a collection of new technologies, new business strategies, and new leadership methodologies… and the same staggering number of
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How to See Your Current Leadership Reality - INSEAD Knowledge

How to See Your Current Leadership Reality - INSEAD Knowledge | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you know how people currently experience leadership in your organisation? Is your organisation on the path to creating a step change in...
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Step one to solving a leadership problem is seeing and defining the problem.  Does your organization have a leadership gap?  If so, where is the gap, and how can you fix it?  This article provides a useful framework of questions to be asking about your organization and its leaders.

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10 Tips For Leading Through Changes

10 Tips For Leading Through Changes | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Change is hard--proceed with flexibility, patience, and a dose of authority.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 1, 6:52 AM

Here are 10 pieces of advice to bosses when leading your team through change.

Pierre Galeon's curator insight, October 5, 11:14 AM

Flexibility  LOTS of patience and a dose of authority! Flexibility and authority come in large supply usually. 

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The Practice of Courage - Huffington Post

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The Practice of Courage
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The practice of courage is doing small things with love. This was Mother Theresa's anthem.
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"We begin to dismantle what is overwhelming by beginning the journey of involvement one hand at a time, one kindness at a time, one utterance of truth at a time."

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Seth's Blog: The sophistication of truth

Seth's Blog: The sophistication of truth | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you...

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How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership.  But what about the beliefs and values that drive behavior? 



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So, what is your leadership philosophy? 

 

(if you don't have one, it's time to think about it and make one)

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 19, 3:12 PM

Executive coaching and leadership development programs rarely include much, if anything, about the power of clarifying one’s philosophical world-view. But there is mounting evidence that they should.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:17 PM

Several contemporary educational i.e. Gert Biesta writers express concern about a Platonic approach to education and Socratic circles. Aristotle's work is much more compatible focusing on phronesis. Gadamer felt we needed to rethink the role of praxis which was downplayed in Plato's work. It is the blending of them that makes them function well.

 

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How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement - Switch and Shift

How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement - Switch and Shift | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Recent research on engagement shows that high engagement drives financial results. Additionally, the notion of engagement has come to encompass more than just

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Show me your calendar, and I'll show you your priorities. 

 

So how much time do you spend engaging with your people?  How much time have you set aside for one-on-ones?  Group engagements?  Social media?

 

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, September 17, 4:25 PM

Some great insights on communications. The last two questions are the most critical but the others establish the foundation.

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Accessing the Heart of Leadership | Switch and Shift

Accessing the Heart of Leadership | Switch and Shift | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
As organizations have become flatter and the need for positional leaders to be more connected and present, at least if they hope to ignite the level of
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The Journey Of The Leadership Outbreak

The Journey Of The Leadership Outbreak | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The concept behind the Leadership Outbreak is to: Take teams on a journey To take them out of their comfort zone Give them as many first time experiences as possible These are the first 3 factors whi…

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Profound leadership is and has always been a journey -- the net sum of the journeys of everyone in the organization and the combination their life stories.

 

Powerful leaders have a way of moving people out on such journeys to create the next chapter in the life of the organization, thereby intertwining the lives of the leader with his/her people and weaving their stories together in such a way where the whole far exceeds the sum of the parts.

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Darrin J Wikoff's curator insight, October 10, 2:02 PM

What a great concept! "Outbound Learning" replaces conventional classroom and board room workshops with adventure, intrigue and excitement. Getting out of the comfort zone means getting away from familiar surroundings. If you expect your team to think outside the box, you need to get them out of the day-to-day box.

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From Leading a Team to Leading Leaders


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"As you shift from team leader to leader-of-leaders, the key leadership skills won’t change. What will change is your purpose, and the complexity in each area."

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Don Dea's curator insight, October 10, 3:04 AM

As a leader of leaders, your expectations of your leaders will include how they lead and the effects of their leadership. And you will need to coach them to clarify roles and manage performance in their own teams

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The 5 Characteristics of Trustworthy Bosses

Want your employees to really trust you? Research out of Stanford suggests you display these five characteristics.

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Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

Leadership Tips: 6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
If you really want to create a shift in your business and get the most from your leadership, make these powerful questions part of your daily ritual.

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Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim's curator insight, October 24, 7:52 AM

This is great for everyone. It provides great advice not only for business but in every day life.

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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Fast Company | Business + Innovation | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Instead of thinking about what you want, ask: “What is it that would be most useful for them?”
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From the article ... Instead of thinking about what you want, ask: “What is it that would be most useful for them?”

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Courage to Take a Different Path

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The most frightening thing in life is reaching for what lies deepest in your heart. You won’t get there alone. Mentors ignite courage and fuel progress. This post is based on my conversation with L...

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 2, 11:23 AM

Excellent snippet on mentoring.  Contains a number of 2 minute audio responses from Linda Rottenberg.

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One Simple Concept That Will Infuse Your Leadership With Success - Forbes

One Simple Concept That Will Infuse Your Leadership With Success - Forbes | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Your success as a leader will be significantly enhanced if you do one thing better - create opportunity.
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From the article:  "I had a conversation with my five-year-old son, Ian. He had been selected as the 'leader for the day' at his pre-school. I gave him a big high five and said, 'What did you get to do as class leader, little buddy?' His reply? 'I got to open doors for people.'"

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The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness.

The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness. | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? You are probably thinking it’s something buzzword-worthy like confidence.  Or maybe vision.  Or emotional intelligence—you hear about that one all the time.  For sure, those are all good qualities for a leader to have, but the answer is actually trustworthiness. Technically, it’s not just being trustworthy that is key, but being seen as trustworthy.

 


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Trust can only be given.  Are you the kind of leader in whom your people choose to put their trust?

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 1, 11:34 AM

It doesn’t matter how competent you are as a leader, you won’t get very far if your team doesn’t trust you.

Pierre Galeon's curator insight, October 5, 11:13 AM

Without trust there is nothing. 

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20 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

20 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, September 30, 10:33 AM

The wisest, most loving, and well rounded people you have ever met are likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known the heartbreak of losing something or someone they loved, and have found their way out of the depths of their own despair.  These people have experienced many ups and downs, and have gained an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, understanding and a deep loving wisdom.  People like this aren’t born; they develop slowly over the course of time.

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Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength

Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

Almost everyone seems to think that being vulnerable is a bad thing – it implies that you’re weak or defenseless. In fact, when someone is willing to admit they’re vulnerable, it demonstrates a level of trust and respect with the person or people they’re opening up to. Great leaders recognize the importance of bringing vulnerability to work because it is the foundation for open and nonjudgmental communications. The boldest act of a leader is to be publicly vulnerable.


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Our humanity is the source of our strength.  Just as fear does not define weakness, but rather it is courage in the face of fear that defines true strength.  Similarly, being vulnerable does not define weakness, but rather embracing one's vulnerability defines the strength of a leader.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 30, 9:12 AM

(From the article): A leader who shows vulnerability is someone who stops feeling compelled to be the first one with an idea or the first one to answer a question. Becoming vulnerable requires a mindset shift where you start to see the aspirations of the business through the eyes of the people you lead. This invites them to become more involved in – and in fact to become the drivers of – the conversation. When you are vulnerable, your employees feel more connected, invested, respected, and vital to the organization. Everyone benefits.

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12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 25, 10:58 AM

I am not sure we own our lives, but we can be responsible for it and what happens in it. I found many teachers and their bosses were always looking for ways to not be responsible. What do you want from me was a common question.

 

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Marcela Contreras M's curator insight, September 26, 12:46 PM

Think positive, just do it.