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Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead

Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

To succeed today you must be in a constant state of adaptation – continually unlearning old ‘rules’ and relearning new ones.


As futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler once wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”




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Unlearning is about moving away from something—letting go—rather than acquiring. It’s like stripping old paint. It lays the foundation for the new layer of fresh learning to be acquired and to stick. But like the painter who needs to prepare a surface, stripping the paint is 70% of the work while repainting is only 30%.

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3 Types of Leadership Strategies That Distinguish Outstanding Entrepreneurs

3 Types of Leadership Strategies That Distinguish Outstanding Entrepreneurs | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Be familiar with all varieties as you may need to adapt your management style to better deal with unexpected situations.

Via Anne Leong
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Entrepreneurs are constantly faced with new challenges, and while you may naturally lean toward one style, it’s important to stretch your capabilities. You may need to adapt your leadership or management style to better deal with unexpected situations.

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A Rigid Mind Blocks Success. Try These 5 Strategies for Fearless Leadership.

A Rigid Mind Blocks Success. Try These 5 Strategies for Fearless Leadership. | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Be ready to set aside methods of the past. Bring vigorous, flowing thinking to conquer today's problems.

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Accomplished leaders dispel the myth of preparation as being the greatest strategy for success. Top leaders know that no amount of thinking in advance can prepare them for the chaos of business or the infinite opportunities of today's deal.

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Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
It has to do with how people respond to their partners' "bids."

Via Luis Valdes
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There are two ways to think about kindness. You can think about it as a fixed trait: either you have it or you don’t. Or you could think of kindness as a muscle. In some people, that muscle is naturally stronger than in others, but it can grow stronger in everyone with exercise.
 


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Luis Valdes's curator insight, November 10, 4:20 PM

Evidence-based relationship and marital advice!!

Edward Pierce's curator insight, November 11, 8:10 AM

excellent insight into relationships in general!

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How to Build a Culture of Givers: 4 Tips

How to Build a Culture of Givers: 4 Tips | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Nice guys don't have to finish last in your company. But it means you need to bake generosity into your culture. Wharton B-school professor Adam Grant explains how.


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Givers are the kinds of people who will go out of their way to help others with no strings attached. This is in comparison to matchers--those who believe in an eye for an eye--and takers--people who are always trying to get as much as they can out of others. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 16, 9:03 PM

Below are four tips from Grant for building a culture of givers: 

1. Get the right people on the bus

2. Redefine giving

3. Change your reward system 

4. Build a culture of help-seeking


Other resources related to Adam's great work:  



David Hain's curator insight, October 17, 2:27 AM

Are you a giver, a matcher or a taker? Companies need more givers at the top, because the fish always rots from the head!

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Former Zappos Culture Guru Gives 3 Tips to CEOs

Former Zappos Culture Guru Gives 3 Tips to CEOs | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Zappos Insights co-founder and culture strategist Robert Richman gives 3 tips to leaders for "CEO 1-2-3."


Via Fernanda Grimaldi, Jose Luis Anzizar, David Hain
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When culture breaks down it's always because of one of these four reasons--unclear goals, no clear rules (or some don't have to play by the rules while others do), no clear feedback mechanisms, or people are getting forced to do things they really don't want to do.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 3:03 AM

"Ask for help when you're on the way up. When you're on the way down, it's too late." ~ Robert Richman

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Do You Have a Winning Attitude? 4 Ways to Apply the Neuroscience of Positivity and Winning | Excellence in Resilience

Do You Have a Winning Attitude? 4 Ways to Apply the Neuroscience of Positivity and Winning | Excellence in Resilience | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Via Kasia Hein-Peters
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Optimism will help you most the next time you receive bad news, or when things do not go your way. Focus on being more realistically optimistic by looking at a situation as it is, and not looking at how you want it to be.

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How Successful People Deal With Stress

How Successful People Deal With Stress | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Research has shown that some stress is good for us. Too much stress, however, can have serious psychological and physiological repercussions.
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Since we can’t necessarily avoid most stress - especially in our work environments - it’s to our benefit to learn how to deal with it, and learn from the examples of those who are already successful. According to surveys and other research, successful people have some strategies in common when it comes to managing stress.

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The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters

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Image source by George Hodan Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret," of leadership in five letters, SERVE. The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and actionable clarity. Serve S...


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How would you answer the question, "Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”


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Joe Boutte's curator insight, September 13, 11:12 AM
“Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”
Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 15, 6:19 AM

Good guidelines for a continual reinventing journey:-)

Betty Skeet's curator insight, September 22, 5:58 AM

If you really want to make a difference...what kind of a leader are you?

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6 Steps To Becoming The Best You

6 Steps To Becoming The Best You | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

The greatest achievement in life is simple - Just be the best ‘you’ that is possible. It is, honestly, the greatest honor we can give to ourselves.


Via Bobby Dillard, Maite Finch, Ricard Lloria, donhornsby
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Success in anything has a method and a process. The journey is what crafts us and steels the fiber of who we are. It is designed and executed day after day.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 22, 10:34 AM

(From the article): Being your best self is synonymous with personal development and it always starts with becoming more aware of who you are and what patterns have been running you to date. Here is the truth; you cannot expect to become the best version of yourself while you are still running all of the same old thought and behavior patterns, which have gotten you to where you are now.. It all has to change and if you are truly committed to becoming the absolute best you, then this change has to be deliberate. In fact, it cannot just be change, it must be transformation.

 

“Be willing in any moment to sacrifice who you are for who you are going to be”




Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 23, 8:02 AM

Whole heartedly agree.. you don't control a lot of things in life but you do contour the YOU you want to become... it is a great achievement to just be the best you.Make it a daily habit..

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Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word

Managers Can Motivate Employees with One Word | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
“Together.”
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The word “together” is a powerful social cue to the brain.  In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

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Yves CINOTTI's curator insight, August 17, 5:56 AM

Ce mot est "ensemble"

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9 Ways You are Destroying Your Team

9 Ways You are Destroying Your Team | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
In a program we ran with top executives of a multi-billion dollar company, the CEO asked us - "Why don't we have this much fun at work?" So we asked back "What are you doing at work that is

Via Bobby Dillard
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Are you creating conditions to bring out the best in those around you? 

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10 Things Happy People Never Do Again

10 Things Happy People Never Do Again | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Simply put, happy people don’t blame others or defer their authority.  They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes, or their lack thereof.  They know it’s up to them, and only them, to assess and manage their circumstances. 

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Dean J. Fusto
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Finding joy in your career and life means knowing what you’re passions are. If you have trouble coming up with your list of passions, think about the best experiences you’ve had, what you do when you’re procrastinating, or what you daydream about.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 14, 7:27 PM

How can I tell you if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t where you are headed.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 15, 9:33 PM

I love it!

Dixie Binford's curator insight, July 24, 9:28 AM

Good guidelines for school leadership in coaching/mentoring staff.

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10 Commandments that Fix All Lousy Meetings

10 Commandments that Fix All Lousy Meetings | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
The responsibility for great meetings is always the responsibility of the person leading the meeting. Great meetings create focus, clarity, decisions, and useful activity. The people around the tab...
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Are you abiding by the Commandments  of Productive meetings?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 6, 12:02 PM

School managers should print and hang this on their office walls and distribute it to all staff. School staff meetings are frequently a waste of time.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military - Business Insider

9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military - Business Insider | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Three US military veterans explain how their time serving as officers prepared them for leadership roles in the corporate world.

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True leaders know that they cannot handle every challenge on their own and that they can employ others to make up for their deficiencies.

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The Key to Change Is Middle Management

The Key to Change Is Middle Management | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
At the inaugural meeting of a change transformation effort under way at a hospital in San Jose, California, nurse Michelle delaCalle faced a room full of people who were discouraged by the organization’s earlier attempts at change.

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In many cases, successful change leaders create a dire

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Why Creating a Not To-Do List Leads to Innovation - Huffington Post

Why Creating a Not To-Do List Leads to Innovation - Huffington Post | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

Determine what your Not To-Do's by reflecting on the constructive criticisms you have heard throughout your life. Whether it was mentioned to you by a peer you trust, or something you know you could improve on....


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As humans, we have a natural tendency to pack our lists with an endless number of tasks that is unrealistic to achieve. 

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Military Adaptive Leadership: Overcome or Overcompensate?

Military Adaptive Leadership: Overcome or Overcompensate? | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

The dynamic nature of the 21st century security environment requires adaptations. 


The most important adaptations will be in how we develop the next generation of leaders, who must be prepared to learn and change faster than their future adversaries.  



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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One significant danger associated with the military’s embrace of adaptive leadership is the risk of utilizing adaptive leadership in instances where technical leadership is the more effective approach. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 15, 11:27 AM

Army Major John McRae argues that the military must take a balanced approach to the concept of "adaptive leadership," understanding there is still a need for more traditional and technical leadership forms. Applying the right form at the right time is crucial in war and in peace.


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Growing Your Own Leaders

Growing Your Own Leaders | The Second Mile | 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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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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10 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Stuck

10 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Stuck | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Take heart, and remember that the biggest breakthroughs often come after a long period of being stuck.  Which is why feeling stuck for a while is necessary.  Embrace this.  When things seem to be at their worst is the ideal time for you to be at your best. 

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10 Toxic Behaviors that Kill Your Confidence

10 Toxic Behaviors that Kill Your Confidence | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
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Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.  Believe in your intuition, especially when you have to choose between two good paths.  Believe that the answers are out there waiting.  Believe that life will surprise you again and again.  Believe that the journey is the destination.  Believe that it’s all worth your while.  Believe that you are confident enough to see it through.

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The Mirror Test - Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change

The Mirror Test - Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change | The Second Mile | Scoop.it

More than we’d probably like to admit so many of our days are spent in a state of self-delusion, an internal monologue of justifying our actions, both good and bad. When we do something wrong, our evolutionary instincts kick in and we do anything we can to not acknowledge the obvious: sometimes, it’s all our fault.


Via David Hain
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Over time, this becomes our routine, our default reaction, and we fail to stop and reflect on what we’re doing. To make it even more difficult, many of us don’t have the luxury of someone being accountable for us (who does?), helping us recognize our mistakes and their repercussions.

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Charlotte Hitchcock's curator insight, August 19, 5:37 AM

Know yourself before you  lead others. Understand why you respond as you do and  its affect on others.  Honesty about yourself can be hard but in the end it is worth it

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 26, 3:31 PM

If you want to go far...you need to know who you are!

 

 

David Jardin's curator insight, August 28, 7:06 AM

Emotional intelligence and effective leadership are unattainable without self-awareness.

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Building Legendary Teams With Leadership

Building Legendary Teams With Leadership | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Great results are outcomes of great practice and preparation. Shareholder returns, a great customer experience, and the candidate experience are all outcomes.

Via Anne Leong
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Great results are outcomes of great practice and preparation. Shareholder returns, a great customer experience, and the candidate experience are all outcomes.  If you want better outcomes, focus on the internal strategies that drive results, people and performance. You’ve heard leaders say “People are our most important asset.” So why do businesses spend billions of dollars each year advertising to drive shareholder returns, customer experiences? It’s because most will focus on the results and not the internal strategies that create them.

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3 Types Of Dysfunctional Teams And How To Fix Them

3 Types Of Dysfunctional Teams And How To Fix Them | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Is your workplace a battlefield, a love-in, or does it barely function? Leaders can save these teams by instilling a healthy community.
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11 Old-Fashioned Relationship Habits We Should Bring Back

11 Old-Fashioned Relationship Habits We Should Bring Back | The Second Mile | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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In your relationships and interactions with others, nothing you can give is more appreciated than your sincere, focused attention – your full presence.  Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of the next event is the ultimate compliment.  It is indeed the most valued gesture you can make to another human being.


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 18, 1:46 PM

I love no.  9! ~ Be a force for positivity and encouragement.

"Elevate your inner game...Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.  It makes a big difference in your life and the lives around you when you stay positive... If something is not to your liking, change your liking and carry on with smile.  Always turn a negative situation into a positive lesson and move forward.

Encourage the best possible results with your thoughts and words.  And teach this philosophy to those around you too."