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Maximum Leadership: Humble Pie

Maximum Leadership: Humble Pie | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Once, early in my career, my friends gave me an unexpected gift, a T-shirt that read, “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”
They laughed as they presented it to me, but I suspected they were trying to tell me something.

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Humility goes a long way to being a better human being and treating others well.  And it's absolutely essential to being a leader who serves others.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:43 AM

Everyone experiences hardships. Some people are made humble by it. Others are made hard. And they all carry that spirit with them everywhere they go. 

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5 Ways New Employees Reveal They're Exceptional

5 Ways New Employees Reveal They're Exceptional | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Spot this behavior early on in the tenure of a new hire and you know you have a winner.

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Attitude is everything when it comes to individual performance and leadership.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:58 PM

People drive results. Skills can be learned. Competence can be developed. Great companies can become badass companies, but only by focusing on the one thing that makes the world go round: relationships.

Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:59 AM

Excellent article...thank you Don!

 

 

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What Does 'Lead with LUV' Mean?

http://www.leadwithluv.com Ken Blanchard uses animation to help describe the concept of Leading with LUV.

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Leading with "LUV" ... love your vision, love your values, and love and serve your people -- simple and powerful.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 11:31 PM

A great visual summary of Colleen Barrett's wonderful book, Lead with Luv...the secret if Southwest Airlines Success. Enjoy. 

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Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees

Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Employees with ownership and clear expectations from above always perform better. Here's how to foster accountability.

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Leaders first set the example and next set the tone for everyone in the organization being accountable and willingly taking ownership.  If you don't own the outcomes (the good, the bad, and the ugly), then no one else will.

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Three Dimensional Leadership

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Leadership is more than something we do or a role we pl… (Three Dimensional Leadership http://t.co/YzeNXBomaI via @shawmu)

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A great framework for understanding and growing as a leader.  Are you a 3D leader?  If not, what can you do to "up your game" and unleash the leader you were meant to become.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 9:32 AM

We’re drawn to 3D leaders. They have a gravitational pull. Not because of their title or their panache but because of who they are and what they offer to us. They invite us to be part of a bigger story, as actors, not just observers.

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4 Coaching Skills Every Business Leader Should Master - Ivy Exec Blog

4 Coaching Skills Every Business Leader Should Master - Ivy Exec Blog | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

“ As a business leader, you wear many hats, one of the most important being that of “coach”.  Just as athletes look to their coaches for both inspiration and instruction, your team members look to you for the same.


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Useful tips for any leader on how to have a real and empowering conversation with your people.

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17 Daily Affirmations for Managers

17 Daily Affirmations for Managers | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Apply each daily, at work, and your productivity will increase and your work will improve.
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17 useful leadership tips.  I particularly like #3.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:22 AM

No matter how much pressure you’re under, or how tough a day you’ve had, always remember to take the time to step back from the grind and look at the good stuff. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 2014 1:11 PM

These are great. A person could use each one three times during the year. The key is living up to them. Leadership is about people. When a leader affirms this is it present in their dealings with people?

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Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness?

Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness? | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it

We can hope that what is happening in Washington, D.C. over the past decade is not a mirror of what is happening in organizations around the country and world.


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David Hain's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:29 PM

Each week in the Lead Change Google+ community group, they pose a question and, recently, it was the above one. Highlighted  are some shortened clips of answers from different community members.

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Symbolic leadership: What do you stand for ... or where do you sit?

Symbolic leadership: What do you stand for ... or where do you sit? | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
“Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, "Breakfast of Champions" Sandra described the past week of headaches associated with a systems

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John Michel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:54 AM

Public actions, traditions, rituals and even stories communicate volumes for leaders who use them well. But it’s easy to abuse this leadership strategy. People quickly see through the clever stunts, artificial contrivances and photo-ops of an inauthentic leader trying to manipulate a situation.

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9 Rules for Turning Endings into New Beginnings

9 Rules for Turning Endings into New Beginnings | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:12 PM

 There’s a big difference between giving up and starting over in the right direction.  And there are three little words that can release you from your past regrets and guide you forward to a positive new beginning.  These words are: “From now on…”

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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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Cowards Can't Lead: Secrets to Fueling Courage

Cowards Can't Lead: Secrets to Fueling Courage | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Image source Cowards can’t lead. Inaction, pain, and failure follow cowardly leaders. Cowardly leaders: Won’t decide. Delay, posture, and blame. Reject responsibility. The most surprising aspect of...
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Leadership requires acting with courage ... this is one key factor that distinguishes leaders from everyone else.

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10 Quotes about Leadership & How You Can Apply Them

10 Quotes about Leadership & How You Can Apply Them | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
To add to your roster of quotes about leadership, here are ten more:
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10 powerful leadership quotes to ponder.

 

My favorite on this list ... "Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." - Robert Stevenson

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How To Develop The Right Character For Effective Leadership

How To Develop The Right Character For Effective Leadership | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
by Tito Philips, Jr. | shared from Naijapreneur |
Truth be told; developing ones character is not an easy task, it’s a lifelong task, but its benefits outweighs any pain suffered along the way.

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Building values into habits leads to character -- and is the beginning of servant leadership.

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Is your speaking too ‘safe’?

Is your speaking too ‘safe’? | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The biggest problem that holds us back from brilliant public speaking is the urge to play it safe. If you're going to become a truly inspiring public speaker...

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Speaking as a leader requires "going big or going home" ... don't hold yourself back.  These questions can help leaders self-assess and then push your speaking out of your comfort zone.

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How Accountability In Leadership Can Land You A Promotion

How Accountability In Leadership Can Land You A Promotion | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
When it comes to your career, most people desire to achieve a promotion and continue to climb the corporate ladder. Most individuals are not content where they are and want to achieve more in their career, and proving that you have leadership...

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Leaders who take ownership and accountability set their teams up for success, and thus set yourself up for success.  And an easy indicator of that success isn't just your own promotion, but also the promotions of your subordinate leaders...some of which will fleet up and take your place.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 11, 2013 2:32 AM

Every leader wants to succeed, but sometimes the hard work you and your team put into something will not have the positive outcome you hoped for. An accountable leader will be right there to face the consequences of the failure, and he or she will not throw another team member under the bus or blame someone else for the team’s failure.

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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A wealth of leadership insights all in one place!  Also, great insights on being a decent human being.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:36 PM

Live by choice, not by chance.  Make changes, not excuses.  Be motivated, not manipulated.  Work to excel, not compete.  Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

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What Invisible Dragons Are Your Teammates Fighting? - #bealeader

What Invisible Dragons Are Your Teammates Fighting? - #bealeader | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Every one of your teammates is fighting an invisible dragon. As a coach, it took me longer than I would like to admit to...
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John Michel's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:41 PM

Leadership occurs one conversation at a time.  Your interactions are an opportunity tostrengthen bonds and support each other with words of kindness and encouragement.

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Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters - TanveerNaseer.com

Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters - TanveerNaseer.com | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Last week I had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting the weekly #LeadFromWithin tweetchat with Lolly Daskal.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:04 AM

Great sense in the transcript from 2 of my SoMe #leadership heroes @tanveerNaseer and @LollyDaskal!

John Michel's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:46 AM

Let’s be honest, when it comes to the keys for successful leadership, empathy is rarely included in such a list. However, instilling a sense of empathy in how you lead those under your care offers a number of advantages:

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:50 AM

Lovely article - we are born with three basic emotional needs - safety/trust, guidance/protection, and the need to be understood and accepted. Empathy creates loyal followers.

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Humility: The Personality Trait That Creates Champions - Business 2 Community

Humility: The Personality Trait That Creates Champions - Business 2 Community | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community Humility: The Personality Trait That Creates Champions Business 2 Community Humility: The Personality Trait That Creates Champions image shutterstock 12869827 300x200 Over 20-years in the game I studied what it took to get...

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John Michel's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:46 PM

Many organizational leaders mistakenly believe they need to have all the answers to be trusted and respected. Many try to cover their inadequacies with a false sense of confidence that crumbles when confronted with an issue they are uncomfortable addressing.



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The Surprising Secret to Finding Mentors

The Surprising Secret to Finding Mentors | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The dark side of leadership is worse when you feel alone. Leaders face frustration, disappointment, confusion, doubt, stress, fear, and more. Hopelessness defeats leaders unless they replenish stre...

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John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:26 PM

The dark side of leadership is worse when you feel alone. Leaders face frustration, disappointment, confusion, doubt, stress, fear, and more. Hopelessness defeats leaders unless they replenish strength and find direction.

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What Would You Put In Your Leadership Locker?

What Would You Put In Your Leadership Locker? | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
What if these lockers represented you and your leadership style? How would you fill or decorate your leadership locker? (What Would You Put In Your Leadership Locker?

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Interesting questions for leaders to think about?  What would you put in your leadership locker?

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John Michel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:20 PM

Great leaders can create a vision for the future for themselves and for those around them. They are not afraid to take risks to cultivate a better situation for their team.

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Leadership - The Seven Powers of Weakness

Leadership - The Seven Powers of Weakness | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
The worst leaders never admit weakness. They: Lie to preserve face. Live in fear of being found out. Lose themselves. The best leaders understand the secret power of weakness. Love, compassion, and...

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It's much easier to embrace one's strengths ... it takes even more strength to embrace and leverage one's weaknesses and vulnerabilities as well.

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The Carpenter - Build it Well!

The Carpenter - Build it Well! | The Heart of Leadership | Scoop.it
Only you can choose to change if things need to be different. But choose wisely. After all, this is the only life you will ever build. Build it well!
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You are your own carpenter -- take care every day to build with all your heart.

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