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Engagement Leadership – Leadership of the Future | Wisdom for Future Leaders

Engagement Leadership – Leadership of the Future | Wisdom for Future Leaders | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Our future will be coined by long-term business performance through leadership culture and leadership strategy. Companies are judged then by the leadership qualities of their CEO and by the capability to train, support and engage their people and surroundings. Leaders of the future lead their company with great example, convey strong values, show strong communication skills, a great understanding and sensitivity for other people, are open for synergies and collaboration and are steadily willing to learn and to develop themselves further. Leaders then are not keen to “sell” themselves, but to present the own company exemplarily, to share visions and ideas, set trends and to initiate changes in our society. A good CEO feels committed for the welfare of the own team and demonstrates appreciation and care through humanity, empathy and emotional, or even spiritual intelligence.


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http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/engagement-leadership-leadership-of-the-future/

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What kind of leader do we need?

What kind of leader do we need? | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether we are leading in a corporation, a government agency, or a social sector or nonprofit organization, we need to ask, What kind of leaders do our people deserve and require in these demanding times?





We need leaders who:

• Practice dispersed leadership
• Believe and embody in concept, language, and action that leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do
• Believe and demonstrate that the people of the organization are the organization’s greatest asset 
• Help distill the concept and language of the mission–why the organization does what it does, its purpose, its reason for being
• Communicate with the people of the organization, the customers of the organization, and the many publics we engage
• Practice the art of listening, who practice “think first, speak last.”
• In their own lives try to find work-life balance and make work-life balance a reality in the lives of their people.
• Share successes widely while accepting responsibility for shortfalls and failures.

Read the article!


http://www.thesojo.net/what-kind-of-leader-do-we-need/

Karin Sebelin's insight:

I especially like these words:
Believe and embody in concept, language, and action that leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do, knowing in the end it is the quality and character of the leader that determines the performance, the results.

LEADERS WHO CANNOT CONVINCE WITH THEIR CHARACTER ARE NO LEADERS!

LEADERSHIP IS A MATTER OF HOW TO BE - NOT HOW TO DO!

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. The process of making decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences. The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers. They become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions. 

Here 15 things most successful leaders do automatically:

1.  Make Others Feel Safe to Speak Up
2.  Make Decisions
3.  Communicate Expectations
4.  Challenge People to Think
5.  Be Accountable to Others
6.  Lead by Example
7.  Measure & Reward Performance
8.  Provide Continuous Feedback
9.  Properly Allocate and Deploy Talent
10.  Ask Questions, Seek Counsel
11.  Problem Solve; Avoid Procrastination
12.  Positive Energy & Attitude
13.  Be a Great Teacher
14.  Invest in Relationships
15.  Genuinely Enjoy Responsibilities


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http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2013/02/18/the-most-successful-leaders-do-15-things-automatically-every-day/

Karin Sebelin's insight:

I hold no. 1 for very important. Often leaders are not able to give others the right feeling to speak up. Encouraging others, especially those who feel insecure about themselves, has to get our primary focus. Finding the right tone and sensitivity is very important. Leaders who show no empathy for others do not deserve to be titled a leader.  

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Steve Scholey's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:54 AM

15 is a lot to hold in mind at one time.  I suggest leaders focus on  4 key areas:  Manage Themselves; Manage Relationships; Manage the Team; Manage the Business.

Each of the 15 will fit into one of these areas.

Karin Sebelin's comment, March 7, 2013 1:13 PM
Thank you :-)
Karin Sebelin's comment, March 7, 2013 1:58 PM
It is not about learning these points by heart, it is about understanding and living these points ..
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LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT CREATING FOLLOWERS ...

LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT CREATING FOLLOWERS ... | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch

Only when you are able to help others perform to becoming leaders themselves you understand the real sense of leadership.



LEADERSHIP IS NOT ABOUT YOU - IT IS ABOUT THEM.



When you become a leader you give up the right to think about yourself.
~ Gerald Brooks

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LEADERSHIP IS NOT … MAGNETIC PERSONALITY / Wisdom for Future Leaders

LEADERSHIP IS NOT … MAGNETIC PERSONALITY / Wisdom for Future Leaders | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it
Karin Sebelin's insight:

Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.


~ Peter F. Drucker

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MANAGEMENT - DEVELOPING A WARRIOR'S MIND - The Art of War, By Sun Tzu. Chapter 1 Modern Interpretation

Karin Sebelin's insight:

"The Art of War" is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world. It is an ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and is still read for its military insights.

"Winning without conflict" is not an altruistic goal but the logical necessity of Sun Tzu's rules. People become warriors to decrease the conflict in their lives.

Sun Tzu's strategy is both a system and a mindset. When we develop the "warrior's mind," our brain works unconsciously to find ways to improve our position every hour of every day. This is the goal of training in Sun Tzu's Rules.

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it


+Dave Kerpen interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for his last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful.

Read the eleven concepts to become a better leader!


https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130128162711-15077789-11-simple-concepts-to-become-a-better-leader

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How do you know you've become a true leader?

How do you know you've become a true leader? | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it
Karin Sebelin's insight:


True leaders dont't try to be right - they only speak in clear words.
True leaders don't want to have the last word - they are modest 
and...
true leaders empower other people to own their ideas.

REMEMBER:

Leadership is about greatness and excellence in all things, about humility and respect and about motivating people. 

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TO WHICH TYPE DO YOU BELONG? - Great Leadership: The Great Leadership Learning Matrix

TO WHICH TYPE DO YOU BELONG? - Great Leadership: The Great Leadership Learning Matrix | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

The Great Leadership Learning Matrix

“Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores.
The only differences among us is that we're idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.” ~ Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

Look at this learning and development model.
According to the author, anybody would fall into one of these four quadrants:

Here's a summary of each type of learner:

1. The Ostrich
Doesn't know a lot and doesn't really give a damn about it. 
They won't seek out feedback, ignore it if they get it, and are seen as unwilling or unable to adapt. 

2. The Eager Beaver
Eager beavers are often new in their roles or are in a situation where they need to learn something new in order to be successful. The problem is,
they sometimes are a little too eager, and try to take on too many new skills at once. They can come across as not genuine, lack consistency, and are prone to lose their confidence. 

3. The Know-it-all
Know-it-alls really do have a lot of talent or expertise around the subject. However, they can come across as arrogant, presumptuousness, close-minded, and judgmental. They also may be very successful in their current role, but struggle with transitioning to new roles, given their unwillingness to let go of old skills and pick up new ones.

4. The Continuous Learner
Continuous learners are always looking to improve, no matter how good they are. Continuous learner leaders seem to be naturally curious and outstanding listeners. They are not faking it - they really do feel that they can learn something from everyone. They are not afraid to admit their weaknesses, and openly share their development plans to address those weaknesses. They are always seeking feedback, and seem to know how to take that feedback and adapt their behavior accordingly.


http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/2013/01/the-great-leadership-learning-matrix.html

Karin Sebelin's insight:

To which type of learner do you belong?

I am a continuous and motivated learner.


HE WHO THINKS KNOWS EVERYTHING WILL FAIL!

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Alan Bowman's comment, February 19, 2013 6:22 AM
TEAMWORK is the way Treat Everyone As Myself Willingly Openly Recycle Knowledge and also never be afraid tio admit you do not know something but you are willing to learn as well as pass on KNOWLEDGE the one thing you can give away which does not diminish but helps others GROW.
Karin Sebelin's comment, February 27, 2013 7:36 AM
thank you Alan.. like your words!
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Does Your Klout Score Determine Your Value?

Does Your Klout Score Determine Your Value? | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Real Influence is About Humanity, Contribution, Reciprocity & Engagement


@Mark Schaefer wrote the book "Return on Influence" to help you understand how you measure up on the social web and what that score means to your career or your business.


Read this article that will help you understand:


http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/does-your-klout-score-determine-your-value/


The conclusion from that is:
You Have Become a Number


But in reality it is not about this number!


Mark Schaefer wants to explain us that true and lasting influence is not the ever-changing badge of scores; rather, it’s about humanity, credibility, meaningful content and an engaged group of followers.


In my words:


We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.


Doing something for #mankind is what matters.


#influence #life #humanity #contribution #reciprocity #engagement #Klout #mankind

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Ideas are the Core of a Leadership Philosophy

Ideas are the Core of a Leadership Philosophy | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

“Great leaders lead by ideas.” – Rudolph W. Giuliani

John Boyd was famous for his emphasis on “people, ideas and technology. In that order”.

Great leaders lead, with ideas, not through positional power, authority or command. Ideas have significant power to shape the future of people, organisations and even nations. Ideas frame and form our understanding of the world. Ideas inform our beliefs and norms. Ideas drive our behaviour and actions. Ideas have enormous power to inspire change and transform worldviews. Consider how the ideas of Jesus Christ, Mahatma Ghandi, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr. and more recently Nelson Mandela have transformed nations and changed the world.

For developing a personal leadership philosophy you have to start the process of reflecting about yourself, the world and then integrating a set of beliefs, principles and values into your leadership approach. But a leadership philosophy is not fixed in stone. Leaders are always on the search for new ideas, they are always learning and constantly embracing higher more empowering ideas. They incorporate these ideas into their leadership philosophy on an ongoing basis.


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http://www.georgeambler.com/ideas-are-the-core-of-a-leadership-philosophy/

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One Leadership Skill That Will Set You Apart - Vulnerability

One Leadership Skill That Will Set You Apart - Vulnerability | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Presumably you would never think of vulnerability as a leadership skill, won't you? Easy to understand, as vulnerability signifies weakness and incompetence.

Vulnerability is taking a risk, stepping into the emotional unknown, and exposing who you really are. You're comfortable showing your deficits as well as your assets.

Leadership gurus have glorified the importance of vulnerability and recommend to practice this skill. 

By the way:
You don't have to be vulnerable with everyone -- that would be exhausting --just with people who matter. Your family. Your business partners. Your girlfriend.

Decide who has earned your authenticity and trust. Then lean into vulnerability by being honest about what you're feeling. Find the humor and laugh at yourself. Empathize with everyone else's crazy insecurities. Take a risk. Be open.


http://www.inc.com/shelley-prevost/the-one-leadership-skill-that-will-set-you-apart.html

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In an Era of Complexity, the C-Suite Opens Up - Leaders are learning that successful management is a team sport

In an Era  of Complexity, the C-Suite Opens Up - Leaders are learning that successful management is a team sport | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

The world’s chief executives will be increasingly hard-pressed to go it alone as leaders. Only by building and maintaining a strong, flexible, diverse, and solidly aligned leadership team will they be able to face the challenges ahead.

Ultimately, collaboration is the key to sustained success at any innovative company—no matter how much employees may admire a single figurehead. Ideas are only ideas until a team of people makes them real, profitable, and scalable over the long term.


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http://designmind.frogdesign.com/articles/radical-openness/in-an-era-of-complexity-the-c-suite-opens-up.html

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Leadership and engagement – keeping it simple

Leadership and engagement – keeping it simple | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Peter Bruce has been teaching leadership for five years - he says that one
of the benefits of teaching, is that your “radar” is on continuously looking for real-life examples of theory. In his class he uses two models from Dr Peter
Cammock’s The Dance of Leadership.

Surrounding the heart of leadership are four “qualities of character”.
Peter Cammock has chosen integrity, faith, courage and passion.

Peter Cammock weaves the three core leadership roles (The envision, engage, enact model (3 Es)) into a prescription for leadership and change that is applicable to most human endeavour. The three-step model elaborates to 10 steps.

Read the article and look at the models!


http://stakeholderengagementnz.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/leadership-and-engagement-keeping-it-simple/

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Bonding creates high-performing teams

Bonding creates high-performing teams | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

How does managing emotions come into play when building high-performing teams?


Daniel Goleman spoke with IMD professor, George Kohlrieser for his Leadership: A Master Class series about the importance of a leader’s EI skills in creating solid, dynamic bonds within a team.

Managing emotions is how you build a team, an organization. It’s essential for leaders to understand how team bonding works, and how bonding in a team will build energy.

Daniel Goleman mentions four essential points:
- Sense of belonging
- Build mutual respect
- Offer choice
- Empathy in bonding


Read the article:


http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130305194109-117825785-bonding-creates-high-performing-teams

Karin Sebelin's insight:

What I find very remarkable are the following words:

"Put the fish on the table to deal with conflicts. Understand that it’s better to be slapped in the face by the truth than kissed by a lie. Be a leader who says the truth, but say it with empathy."

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FOLLOW ME – CREATING SOCIAL TRANSACTIONS | Noozmag

FOLLOW ME – CREATING SOCIAL TRANSACTIONS | Noozmag | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Finding your value in others


+Penny Power says in her book “Know me, like me, follow me”:
In the 21st century people are rebelling against control ….to have followers you need to have the right intention and care deeply about the success of others… Having followers is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ….

Your ability to be followed will depend on your ability to be a “leader”. Not a leader in the traditional sense, this is not about leading a team, but leading a movement and a set of thoughts. Leadership has to be earned, you are placed in this role by those who follow you, not because you say “I am a leader.”

Read further here:
http://noozmag.de/follow-me-creating-social-transactions/

(Source: “Know me, like me, follow me” by Penny Power)

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Anne Egros's curator insight, March 3, 2013 1:24 PM

Your greatnesss is not what you have is what you give !

Robin Martin's comment, March 17, 2013 1:44 PM
Awesome!! Sharing this tomorrow...!
Karin Sebelin's comment, March 19, 2013 10:24 AM
thank you :-)
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WHAT WE MAY LEARN OF SHERPAS - What Nepalese Mountaineers Can Teach You About Business

WHAT WE MAY LEARN OF SHERPAS - What Nepalese Mountaineers Can Teach You About Business | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Sherpas are famous for trekking to the summit of Mount Everest. But they have also much to teach the business world.

Lee Nadler wrote about Sherpas:
"In my desire for self-awareness and improvement as a business leader and person, I never lost touch with the spirit I found in Sherpas. And, I made note when collaborating with someone in the Western world who I believe has a special, Sherpa-like quality. Commitment to team. Sense of purpose. Positive energy. Calm during tense situations. Acceptance of mistakes. Perseverance. Selflessness. Compassion. Trustworthiness. And laser-like focus on achieving a goal. The principles by which Sherpas live and lead have become like guideposts for me."

Here Lee Nadler's blog where he writes about his wonderful experiences with Sherpas: http://thesherpapath.com/

Read the article now and get inspired by the Sherpas in the Business World he mentions!


http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/what-nepalese-mountaineers-can-teach-you-about-business.html?nav=featured

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Thank you .-)
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LEADERSHIP MEANS LEARNING FROM EVERYONE - 10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons | Inc.com

LEADERSHIP MEANS LEARNING FROM EVERYONE - 10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons | Inc.com | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Here 10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons:

1.) Don’t doubt your own authority.
2.) Build on what makes you unique.
3.) Balance idealism with pragmatism.
4.) Embrace innovation for the sake of innovation.
5.) Consider the needs of others as well as your own.
6.) Focus on how you communicate change.
7.) View your rivals as partners.
8.) Don’t lose sense of your priorities.
9.) The cover-up is always worse than the crime.
10.) Bring a sense of optimism to everything you do.

Read the article!


http://www.inc.com/ss/10-presidents-day-leadership-lessons

Karin Sebelin's insight:

I like this point balancing idealism with pragmatism very much - for me a healthy pragmatism is necessary nowadays when we want to be successful. 

I am an idealist, too and I could realize that letting go in social media and in business will be our future. 

He who thinks having 100 networks and enjoying every given possibility in our digital world, has not understood that quantity won't bring us further.

Only when we find the correct balance between inspiration and letting go, we will find our personal happiness.

He who knows to let go and lives a healthy pragmatism is himself enough.
Pragmatism means being modest and humble with our personal wishes and needs and enjoying these few things that bring us joy. 

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The rarest commodity is leadership without ego: Bob Davids at TED x ESCP

LEARN TO GIVE THE POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE


Bob Davids is a highly successful entrepreneur, and has now headed six major company start-ups. Davids' engaging discussion explores the dynamics of leadership. He was hugely inspired by Robert Townsend's 'Up the Organization' and learned that the commodity most needed in business is leadership without ego. 

TO THINK ABOUT:

Management and leadership are two different things.
Management is about control and you can control only 3 things really:

1.) Quality
2.) Time
3.) Money

A leader should always give power back that he receives from his followers.
If people give a leader power back and he takes steadily power from them, one day he will fail totally in his leadership.


Karin Sebelin's insight:

What does that mean in reality?

When a leader gets power from his Twitter followers (mentions and RTs), he should give this power back. He should show a real interest in his followers, should interact with them, should mention them and RT them, with empathy and care. Good leadership is not about exaggerated interaction, but about well-thought-out interaction that makes sense and that appreciates the followers in a grateful way. 

"Any leader who doesn't support the heart of evolving humanity is not a leader worthy of being followed." ~ Vanna Bonta .

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Daniela Santos's comment, March 3, 2013 10:03 PM
I agree with everything and I have to conclude that in all my career there were very few people with this ability.
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ENTHUSIASM MOVES MOUNTAINS

ENTHUSIASM MOVES MOUNTAINS | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

http://www.thejoyproject.com/_blog/The_Joy_Blog/post/The_Enthusiasm_Virus/

Karin Sebelin's insight:

“What I do best is share my enthusiasm" - This quote from Bill Gates, the co founder of Microsoft is worth making a life philosophy.

Enthusiastic people are able to impress - they can convince and are often extremely successful. Showing a great motivation and a strong enthusiasm is one of the most positive qualities one can have. Enthusiasm leads to new enthusiasm - it can move mountains. Thus a real enthusiasm virus may arise, a wave of energy, fun and inspiration. 

ENTHUSIASM IS ENERGY, IS VITALITY!

WE SHOULD LEARN TO DEVELOP ENTHUSIASM - HEALTHY ENTHUSIASM!

FOR ONLY HEALTHY AND HONEST ENTHUSIASM CAN CONVINCE!

Beware of false enthusiasm - false enthusiasm is feigned passion!



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'The Corner Office': Adam Bryant on the Five Qualities of Successful Leaders

Why do some people get promoted, while others do not?
What distinguishes CEOs from all others?

To answer these questions, New York Times editor Adam Bryant has interviewed more than 200 CEOs for his Corner Office column. In his book, The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed, Bryant shares what he has learned from Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Ford CEO Alan R. Mulally, Yum Brands CEO David C. Novak, Teach for America CEO Wendy Kopp, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, and other leaders. 

Read the article and watch the video:
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3129

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30 Ways to Engage Your Social Media Influencers

30 Ways to Engage Your Social Media Influencers | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it



APPRECIATION AND COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

It is not about you - your own success! It is all about THEM!



---> First you search your influencers according this guide:

http://noozmag.de/engagement-leadership-how-do-you-select-your-influencers-in-klout/


---> Then you engage with them ... as everything is about


ENGAGEMENT LEADERSHIP


Following the points named here in the article:


1. Ask your influencers questions
2. Ask them to guest blog
3. Comment on your influencers’ blog posts
4. Share their content with your social networks
5. +1 and like influencer posts
6. Link to their content in your blog posts
7. Ask to cross-post influencer content on your corporate blog
8. Make introductions
9. Ask for introductions
10. Give your influencers a shout out on your social networks
11. Invite your influencers to a Tweetup
12. Invite them to participate in a Google+ hangout or webinar
13. Ask them to provide feedback on your brand or product
14. Make changes based on your influencer feedback
15. Provide feedback on influencer content
16. Reward them with exclusive content or offers
17. Host an event to show them your appreciation
18. Give them a sneak peak of a new product or service
19. Thank them
20. Connect with your influencers on other networks
21. Ask an influencer to be your brand’s spokesperson
22. Invite them to collaborate on campaigns
23. Offer to work together to author or co-author an ebook
24. Ask your influencers to host a Twitter Chat
25. Host an event panel and invite your influencers to participate
26. Do a blog or video interview with an influencer
27. Engage with your influencers as people, not prospects
28. Ask them for advice on brand or industry topics
29. Add your influencers to a Google+ circle and share it with your community
30. Create a Pinterest board with your favorite influencer content


Read the article here:


http://www.radian6.com/blog/2012/02/30-ways-to-engage-your-social-media-influencers/

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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2013 11:14 AM

Lots of good ideas here!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:59 PM

Some practical and well-thought ideas.

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A GOOD LEADER MUST BE ENGAGED, ETHICAL AND EFFECTIVE - Leaders in search of followership | Mannaz.com

A GOOD LEADER MUST BE ENGAGED, ETHICAL AND EFFECTIVE - Leaders in search of followership | Mannaz.com | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

“No matter how many #leadership skills and personal characteristics a leader possesses, it ultimately boils down to two crucial things, according to Barbara Kellerman. A good leader must be #ethical and a good leader must be #effective.”

Barack Obama’s remarkable journey to the White House and his role as the world’s most powerful leader is a central story in a recent book, The End of Leadership, by Barbara Kellerman, professor in Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an esteemed expert on leadership and followership. In her book, Barbara Kellerman takes a critical look at modern leaders and why we are so fascinated by them and often blindly pursue the idea of great leaders.

The End of Leadership challenges a widely spread perception that learning about and copying the traits and characteristics of a few good men and women is a fast track to success. Kellerman urges us to increasingly support the focus on individual leaders’ personal traits with a broader understanding of followership and the context that leaders operate within when we develop leaders.

It is all about engagement with the followers / with the stakeholders 

“This is not to say that CEOs don’t reach out—they do. But the large majority of them continue to do so in ways that are decidedly old-fashioned, by being quoted in the news or by speaking directly to different audiences at different events. This leaves only about a third of CEOs who engage with their stakeholders, their followers, by employing technologies such as their own corporate websites, podcasts, blogs, or YouTube channels, or through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn,” Barbara Kellerman explains.

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http://www.mannaz.com/articles/leaders-in-search-of-followership

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What is Management .. or where Drucker was wrong / Wisdom for Future Leaders

What is Management .. or where Drucker was wrong / Wisdom for Future Leaders | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it


Peter Drucker was the father of modern management and a preeminent business philosopher and his writings are a must read.


He gave us the following definition:


What is Management?


“Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. This is what organization is all about.”


Now you will say: Yes, this is the key for a healthy organization.


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CHARACTER BEATS EVERYTHING / Wisdom for Future Leaders

CHARACTER BEATS EVERYTHING / Wisdom for Future Leaders | The Key To Successful Leadership | Scoop.it

Being able to convince people with the own attitude and talents is good, being liked and followed by many is wonderful and being successful is great, but what really counts above all is character. Character is the key for a life of integrity and ethical excellence.


1.) Action is the measure of character - saying and doing the right thing are two different things – only action is the true measure of character.
2.) Talent is a gift – character is a choice - only in combining both you have outermost success
3.) Character generates trust - trust is essential when working with people and character leads to trust
4.) Character is the only way to sustain success - you may be successful without a great character, but with character your success will be lasting


Now you will say:
My reputation and my great influence are testimonial enough.


-> For you maybe and for a short-term success, but not for long-term.

Influence is a matter of transitoriness and your reputation is only a shadow of your character.

 

“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

 

NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO FURTHERMORE?


Hunting after your ability to influence people and forgetting your character?

Or concentrating primarily on your character? 


http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/character-beats-everything/

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