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R is for "Right Things, the Right Way, for the Right Reasons" - General Leadership

R is for "Right Things, the Right Way, for the Right Reasons" - General Leadership | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
As a leader, you need to be true to yourself, lead with integrity, and always strive to do the right things, the right way, for the right reasons.
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As a leader, you need to be true to yourself, you need to lead with integrity, strive to do the Right things, the Right way, for the Right reasons. One out of three is okay, two out of three is better, but getting all three in check is the winning combination. It won’t always be easy, but you will be glad you did!

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Don Cloud's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:35 PM

Powerful insights helping illustrate what it means to be a leader of character.

 

I would offer that having a solid understanding of the "right reasons" is foundational to leaders being able to do the right thing the right way.  Not always easy to do, especially when complexity intrudes.

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Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them. 


But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons. 



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Rather than structuring our workdays (and our employees' workdays) around rewards, we should instead structure them around continual, meaningful progress. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 3, 5:27 AM

Incentives ... do not alter the attitudes that underlie our behaviors. They do not create an enduring commitment to any value or action. Rather, incentives merely - and temporarily - change what we do.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 7:13 AM

(KEY QUOTE) "Motivation is much less about external prodding or stimulation," management sage Clay Christensen explains, "and much more about what's inside of you and inside of your work." 

 

In other words, the most motivated people aren't the best paid, but those who feel a connection with their work. 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 3, 8:45 PM

Research has been available for many years that monetary incentives are not (except in limited circumstances) the most important motivating factor for people.  So why do most organisations continue to use bonuses etc as there main way to motivate their people?  

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20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You

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The Worst Thing Any Leader Can Do To High Performers

The Worst Thing Any Leader Can Do To High Performers | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
If you’ve managed a team for even a year, you know the crazy behavior that human beings can deliver.  As a CEO for 23 years, I remember dozens of times I sat with my head in my hands, wondering what a team member was thinking, if anything.  If you’re the [...]

Via Bobby Dillard
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It is the leader’s job to enforce the values and behaviors that make up the company culture. A healthy company culture is a set of norms and behaviors that support high performance and the company’s ultimate success.   Since midsized companies (and larger) are completely dependent on teams to accomplish critical tasks,anyone who damages teamwork can’t be allowed to stay.

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Today's Challenge: Leading Change - Great Leaders Serve

Today's Challenge: Leading Change - Great Leaders Serve | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Leading change is a process.

Via Amy Melendez
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When people change because of vision, there’s a higher commitment to the change effort. You can even think of vision as an intrinsic motivator to change, while fear and pain are extrinsic motivators.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 12, 8:32 AM

Very interesting piece.

 

Think about it.

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Five Real Life Tips for Giving Your Staff a Sense of Purpose

Five  Real Life Tips for Giving Your Staff a Sense of Purpose | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Giving your workers more autonomy is truly a win-win solution. It allows you to entrust and delegate, while your workers feel inspired, energized, and part of a real team. Empowered employees are happy employees, and happiness is good for business.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 10, 9:49 AM


Every business would love to have employees who give their all to the business, and through their willing endeavours, help the business to grow and prosper.


Business owners who aspire to such a situation, need to do more than just dream about such a great state of affairs, they need to explore ways to make this situation happen.


This excellent article, suggests that business owners can empower their employees to reap higher productivity, fresh ideas, and enduring loyalty by encouraging the development of a sense of purpose throughout the business, and it offers five tips that anyone can follow to develop employees who really make a difference to business outcomes.

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9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

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People judge you by what you do--and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.

Via Joe Boutte
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Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to herd a group toward a certain outcome, there are messages you need to communicate constantly in order to lead effectively.

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, April 5, 7:39 AM

This list is cool and is a good reminder of the things all of us should do each day to influence others, make progress, and achieve results.

Mike Brooks's comment, April 8, 2:34 AM
The best leaders I've had have said these same phrases to me many times. Over half of these phrases lay the foundation for what author Simon Sinek calls the "Circle of Safety." When the circle is large, those inside the circle have more room to do great things for the organization. As leaders, we need to work continuously towards making that circle bigger.
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4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders - Entrepreneur

4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders - Entrepreneur | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
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4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders
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Positive Energy - Leaders show positive energy and optimism, showering their people with a can-do attitude.
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In reality, there is no simple answer to leadership. It takes devotion, time and patience. Most importantly, it takes knowledge.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 2, 9:42 AM

You really have to love your work to display the positive energy a leader needs to motivate and instill that passion in others...

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 2, 1:11 PM

4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders- Entrepreneur

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 7:36 AM

Most significant things at work and in life require work, study and most important, practice. Leadership is no different. Understand that no one is born a leader. Rather, they decide to mold themselves into one.

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Top 10 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You

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Unless you're lucky enough to work for yourself, we all have a boss we have to answer to. Provided they're not the devil incarnate, there are quite a few ways to ensure you two have a good relationship.


Via David Hain
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Unless you're lucky enough to work for yourself, we all have a boss we have to answer to. Provided they're not the devil incarnate, there are quite a few ways to ensure you two have a good relationship. Here's what you should keep in mind.P

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10 Things to Remember When You Feel Lost and Alone

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Lost and Alone | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 21, 12:55 PM

Being alone and feeling ok with it is actually a skill. From time to time everyone needs to be alone, setting aside time for reflection and mindfulness.

MyKLogica's curator insight, March 21, 2:12 PM
"Jenny Ebermann's insight:


Being alone and feeling ok with it is actually a skill. From time to time everyone needs to be alone, setting aside time for reflection and mindfulness."


Poco que añadir al insight de Jenny.

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3 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Single Hour

3 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Single Hour | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Struggling to fit all of your to-dos in the day? You can't get more hours, so here's how to use the ones you've got more wisely.

Via Bobby Dillard
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From ringing phones to co-workers stopping by your desk for a chat, distractions are plentiful in most office environments. (Handling the “drive-bys” can be a real challenge.) While these distractions have become an accepted part of work life, they can wreak havoc on our levels of productivity. When we’re in stop-and-start mode all day, we find ourselves repeating tasks, losing our place, and spinning our wheels. In fact, it can take 20 minutes or longer to re-focus after an interruption.

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Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.

Via Bobby Dillard
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Company leaders always want to motivate, inspire, and support their people to the absolute fullest. But most go to bed at night suspecting that they're coming up a little short. Maybe more than a little. Take heart: You can become a truly great leader. All it takes is:

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 19, 1:15 AM

Leadership and directions

Dan Biles's curator insight, March 20, 8:34 AM

Avoid paralysis by analysis..."Highly effective leaders are decisive when called upon to make tough calls quickly and confidently. Take a moment to assess a difficult situation and then calmly and rationally consider your options. As soon as you have the information you need to make an informed decision, make it. Don't let fear of being wrong prevent you from making what you know is the right call."

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, March 22, 9:29 AM

De lo bueno a lo mejor

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The Science of ‘Paying It Forward’

The Science of ‘Paying It Forward’ | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
How generosity among strangers becomes socially contagious.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Research suggests that the next time you stop to help a stranger, you may be helping not only this one particular individual but potentially many others downstream. And who knows? In the end, maybe what goes around will come around.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 15, 10:30 PM

Pay-it-forward; don't thank, but share this with others

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[New Post] Seven Principles for Setting Goals that Work

[New Post] Seven Principles for Setting Goals that Work | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
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No matter what types of goals you are setting or for what time frame, here are seven core principles for setting goals that will help you make a bigger difference and get you to a place you actually want to be.

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The Difference Between What You "Should" Do And What You "Must" Do

The Difference Between What You "Should" Do And What You "Must" Do | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
If you aren't doing what you love, it's time to examine your ideas about calling, career, and how to chase both toward success.

Via Barb Jemmott, Ivan Peter Otim, Bobby Dillard
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There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose.

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One Powerful Way To Control Your Leadership Reputation

One Powerful Way To Control Your Leadership Reputation | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Via Enzo Calamo
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A personal brand is the total experience of the relationship others have with who you are and what you stand for as a leader – and how you live your personal brand each and every day regardless of the circumstances.   Unfortunately, most leaders (less than 15% according to leadership surveys conducted by my organization) still don’t know how to develop their personal brand – and when they have made attempts, they were more likely to launch self-promotion campaigns that tarnished their workplace reputations and made their colleagues begin to question their true intentions.

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Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash

Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash | The Second Mile | Scoop.it



Via VISÃO\\VI5I0NTHNG, Barbara Kerr
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Compliments may not pay the rent, but according to new research, they help improve performance in a similar way to receiving a cash reward.

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, April 12, 11:43 AM

If you are in a position of authority, you might want to try this!

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15 Questions That Gauge Leadership Ability

15 Questions That Gauge Leadership Ability | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
How can you anticipate and prevent derailment in your leadership-development pipeline? By asking questions that assess leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.
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Spencer Stuart, the global executive search consulting firm, compiled a list of 15 questions to judge leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.

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Eric Vanetti's curator insight, April 11, 12:11 PM

Helpful ideas you can use for developing leaders. 

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What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist'

What a CEO Really Does: 'Half the Time I'm a Psychologist' | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Gravity Media CEO Yuriy Boykiv says leading people means knowing how to dissect and manage human behavior. In fact, that's the bulk of the job.

Via Chad Manske
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Your business card says you're founder and CEO of your business. What it doesn't say is that you're also ceaseless promoter of your business, big-picture visionaire, and manager of people and their emotions.

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Chad Manske's curator insight, April 8, 5:35 PM

As leaders in your organizations this piece may help inform you of one way to look at how you spend your time.  There is no right balance of percentages...it really does depend on the nature of your business.  The important takeaway is ensuring that mix works for you.

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Why do we not talk about behaviour change in L&D?

Why do we not talk about behaviour change in L&D? | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Leaders lacking in knowledge and skills necessary to make people change their behaviour.

Via Roger Francis
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 The language of ‘learning and development’ engenders a line of thinking and the consideration of issues that are quite different from the ones that are raised if we talk of behaviour change.

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HR_Hardball's curator insight, April 17, 10:03 AM

Perhaps we don't recognize the behavior, perhaps we're not committed to the effort needed to change?

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HOW SUCCESSFUL NETWORKS NURTURE GOOD IDEAS

HOW SUCCESSFUL NETWORKS NURTURE GOOD IDEAS | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Studies have found that the effort of communicating to someone else forces you to pay more attention and learn more.

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niftyjock's curator insight, April 1, 5:31 PM

I think in Private but I make mistakes in public 

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Simple Trick for Better Brainstorming Sessions

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Need lots of ideas right now? Here's how to get them.
The ability to generate good ideas is perhaps one of the most valuable assets in business. But what if you're feeling uninspired or blocked?

Via Dean J. Fusto
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According to HBR.org, a team of researchers led by Sophie Ellwood at the University of Sydney recently found evidence that incubation--taking a break from a problem to focus on something unrelated--can increase creativity.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, March 21, 8:19 PM

There are lots of things you can do with your staff that are still productive that can help incubate great ideas. Sharing sessions for lessons, technology, a break for some fellowship with a snack, and so on.  Just keep in mind that everything doesn't have to be finished right now; we can return to it and get better ideas. 

Mike Masin's curator insight, March 22, 9:43 AM

Your brain needs time to be creative. Think about the problem, focus on something else for a short time, then come back to the problem.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 24, 7:38 AM

The key to having a great brainstorming session is to make sure that everyone realizes their input is valued.

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6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement: How “Attitude Reflects Leadership” | Talking Point | The Disney Institute Blog

6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement: How “Attitude Reflects Leadership” | Talking Point | The Disney Institute Blog | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
If you value highly engaged teams, you must foster a highly engaging work environment, and be a highly engaged team member yourself. (What does your attitude say in the workplace?

Via Richard Andrews
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Here are six characteristics of an engaging team environment. Ask yourself how you can personally role model these characteristics with your team:

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 20, 8:18 AM

(From the article): In its report, Gallup states, “Gallup’s research has found that managers are primarily responsible for their employee’s engagement levels.” If this is true, we all must continually develop these skills in order to inspire employees and unleash their full potential.


How do you ensure you are an engaged leader?

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9 Things Successful People Say Every Day

9 Things Successful People Say Every Day | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Via Andeel Ali, Bobby Dillard
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Your words are among your greatest tools. They're a window into your vision, your values and your abilities. So, whether you're running a giant organization or just trying to herd a group toward a certain outcome, there are messages you need to communicate constantly in order to lead effectively.

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How To Make Work Matter

How To Make Work Matter | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
It’s the great challenge of leadership: how to inspire employees to bring their best selves to work and deliver consistent, stellar performance. It is accepted wisdom that happy (ok, I will even take content) employees are better performers. While there is much truth to this, it can lead to some common leadership [...]

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Happiness is a loaded word in our culture, and in our workplace cultures. It’s important to keep in mind that we all have our own personal definition of happiness. But I firmly believe that a fulfilling career is a direct result of doing work that matters – that engages us mind, heart, and soul. Leaders can’t force employees into the zone, but they can certainly facilitate and nurture the process and make this more of a reality by making decisions that keep this in mind. And for employees – it’s a satisfying challenge if you decide to make it matter.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 16, 9:10 AM

I'm hovering towards being a helicopter boss; hope my frequent visits are more towards getting to know what is bothering people and is not seen as a micro-management tactic.

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7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others

7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 15, 9:43 AM


My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
—Michael J. Fox


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