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FREE White Paper Now Available: ASSESSMENT-BASED COACHING and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

FREE White Paper Now Available: ASSESSMENT-BASED COACHING and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
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The typical process with both assessments/performance reviews and coaching is to use each independently. The former becomes an annual event tied more to reward rather than growth, and the latter becomes a tool for "developmental" situations (a poor euphemism for low performance).

 

However, when the two are combined, we have a state-of-the-art practice we call Assessment-Based Coaching. This approach truly creates a "whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts" situation.

 

We have since released a White Paper on the topic: Growing and Developing Talent through Assessment-Based Coaching is now available for free, for anyone interested in the topic.

 

If you'd like your free copy, please visit http://bit.ly/RU8JUn for our CONTACT FORM and we'll send you one right away!

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Self-Secure Leaders and the Role of Attachment

Self-Secure Leaders and the Role of Attachment | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

"Socially awkward leaders need to recognize and address dysfunctional attachment patterns that could be lurking obstacles to their top jobs...."

Socially awkward leaders need to recognise and address dysfunctional attachment patterns that could be lurking obstacles to their top jobs.
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/self-secure-leaders-and-the-role-of-attachment-3143?nopaging=1#JHsd4SQToDKYQ5PO.99Socially awkward leaders need to recognise and address dysfunctional attachment patterns that could be lurking obstacles to their top jobs.
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/self-secure-leaders-and-the-role-of-attachment-3143?nopaging=1#JHsd4SQToDKYQ5PO.99Socially awkward leaders need to recognise and address dysfunctional attachment patterns that could be lurking obstacles to their top jobs.
Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/self-secure-leaders-and-the-role-of-attachment-3143?nopaging=1#JHsd4SQToDKYQ5PO.99
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Clayman Institute launches Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership - The Stanford Daily

Clayman Institute launches Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership - The Stanford Daily | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Clayman Institute launches Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership
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On May 21, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford will launch the Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership.
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Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety...
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Pavel Barta's curator insight, May 20, 5:30 AM
Trust, Safety, Leadership, Productivity
Pavel Barta's curator insight, May 20, 5:38 AM

Trust

Peace Overtures's curator insight, May 21, 6:11 AM

Love in business? Heart-counts instead of head-counts? What would the world be like if this style of leadership was the norm?

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What Might Your "One Thing" Be?

What Might Your "One Thing" Be? | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Renee Charney offers leadership coaching and organizational consulting to executives, leaders and teams seeking to get clear about how to make decisions that create the most impact for their lives and work.
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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.



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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, May 22, 11:19 PM

J'aime beaucoup ces propos :

"“You can’t complain here,” Tamara explained. “If you see something wrong, you must fix it. We say it is a great opportunity to come up with a solution, and this is where many of our best programs have come from. Anything can be changed. We aren’t victim to anyone. We own the culture.”"

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 10, 10:23 PM

Culture matters and it matters immensely!

Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, July 14, 8:27 AM

This seems to be a theme for my day... this is the third place I"ve encountered the idea, and it's not even 9am yet. When we seek to create change in the world, all too often we ignore the most powerful thing working against us - the culture in which we're working. So how can you work with that? Make your change "fit" the culture? Find ways to change the culture itself?

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How to Prepare Your Brand for Business Storytelling Success

How to Prepare Your Brand for Business Storytelling Success | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Business storytelling leverages well-crafted narratives in a diverse range of content types. When it's done well, it can effectively support your brand, forging a strong connection with your audien...

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Are You Ready to Lose Control?

Are You Ready to Lose Control? | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

Control: It’s the essence of management. We’re trained to measure inputs, throughputs, and outputs in hopes of increasing efficiency and producing desired results. In a world of linear processes, such as in the factories of the Industrial Age, that made sense. But in today’s knowledge economy, where enterprises are complex, adaptive systems, it’s counterproductive.

 

The real problem is confusion between control and order. Control implies centralized control and hierarchical relationships. The person with control tells others what to do and whether they are successful or not. Order, on the other hand, emerges from self-organization. There may not be anyone telling others what to do, yet things get done—often with great efficiency and effectiveness. People know what is expected of them and what they can expect of others.

 

But how can this be true? Mustn’t an orchestra have a conductor? A dance troupe, a choreographer? A company, a CEO?

 

Not necessarily. Nature abounds with examples of what is known as swarm intelligence. Termites build intricate dwellings without the benefit of set of plans or engineers with advanced degrees. Birds migrate thousands of miles in formations where the lead position rotates to optimize their collective capacity. There are no marching orders or hierarchies dictating who leads. Massive flocks of starlings engage in intricate maneuvers known as murmuration with neither collisions nor confusion. There is order without overarching control. Indeed, our obsession with control helps explain why human-designed organizations fail to achieve such beautiful synchronicity.

 


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Steve Bax's comment, April 23, 1:42 AM
This ties with the Belasco and Stayer thinking. Humans tend to seek control. Feeling out of control of ourselves and our lives can cause physiological effects. So passing it to others is tough.
Steve Bax's curator insight, April 23, 1:43 AM

Another stimulating scoop from Kenneth. This ties with the Buffalo and Geese theory from Belasco and Stayer. Passing control to others is not always easy. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 5, 2:12 AM

Good blog on the difference between 'control' and 'order' (and what we can learn from swarms)

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Expecting Spring

Expecting Spring | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Making the shift from the expert to an enabling leader is hard work, work that requires time, reflection, practice, and even occasional failures. Our expectations of ourselves—especially when we are perfectionists—has a tremendous impact on the expectations we have of others, and of their expectations of us. - See more at: http://charneycoachingconsulting.com/expecting-spring.html#sthash.XIkUNpuY.dpuf
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The Case for Hiring “Outlier” Employees

The Case for Hiring “Outlier” Employees | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

A few months ago, software giant SAP announced plans to hire 650 new employees with autism.


Yes, autism—even though people on what’s known as the “autism spectrum” are often seen as unemployable.

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Authentic Leaders Don't Expect to be Respected

Authentic Leaders Don't Expect to be Respected | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Yes, you read that title correctly. I've never met an authentic leader who expected respect. Every authentic leader I've ever met knew from the start that any respect they received would have to be...

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:02 AM

Yeah... you know what? Salinger's zen-driven archer comes to my mind: don't aim exactly the middle of the bull's eye in order that you be able to really hit it... Expecting something is something from outside... if it's not coming as naturar as it can be, it doesn't worth it... Good point....-)))

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First Jobs Demand a Fresh Perspective

First Jobs Demand a Fresh Perspective | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

Although managers may be quick to assume these challenges stem from recent grads’ lack of experience in the functional responsibilities their new roles demand, adjustment hurdles are just as often about context as content.  New graduates joining the working world are often faced with an environment that prizes very different behaviors than the ones that were rewarded throughout their education. Managers can help new hires shift from the paradigm of academic life to working life by focusing on four major transitions....

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Succession Planning: Getting Started

Succession Planning: Getting Started | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

In our last post we shared with you the reasons why Succession Planning is not just a nice to have, but very, very important to your company’s long-term growth and success. And yet, too many companies remain stalled, not knowing how to get started with a robust, effective program. In this post we share with you a simple model for how to do exactly that.  -

 

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How female execs can avoid a NY Times-style epic fail - Crain's Chicago Business

How female execs can avoid a NY Times-style epic fail - Crain's Chicago Business | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
How female execs can avoid a NY Times-style epic fail
Crain's Chicago Business
The firing of New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson raises thorny issues about gender.
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Does Everybody Hate HR?

Does Everybody Hate HR? | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

When a company is small, and feels more like family, employees know each other fairly intimately. They are a small group who work closely together and sit closely together.

So, issues like communication and the goals of coworkers rarely come into question. A particular camaraderie and trust develops and people help each other out.

The goal, as the organization transforms itself for the good of its employees and members, is not to lose the good as you usher in the new.

And, long term people who savored the "family" environment have a tough time transitioning to the new business environment, for all of the right reasons: desire to serve members, wanting to trust their coworkers, and the desire to keep the long term community they love.

And, some wrong reasons exist such as fear of change and the unknown.

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The Peril of Untrained Entry-Level Employees

The Peril of Untrained Entry-Level Employees | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Just-released findings of the Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey offer good news and bad news for employers of entry-level talent.
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Do something you haven't done before!

Do something you haven't done before! | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
It's human nature to get stuck in familiar routines, but then we miss out on exciting discoveries. Try something you've never done before and see what you find!
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Message to Leaders: Speak with Conviction...Listen With Intention

Message to Leaders: Speak with Conviction...Listen With Intention | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Every now and then, I like to write about communication. There are a couple of reasons for that. The first is that the language we use has a lot to do with how others regard us. And, in leadership,...

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 19, 6:48 AM

(From the article): If speaking with conviction gets people’s attention and earns their confidence, Listening with intention will help us to keep it. This is the kind of listening that demands our total presence. Our intention must be to suspend judgment; to resist the temptation to interrupt; to fight our tendency to build arguments in our heads while someone is talking. It requires us to explore; to question and to rephrase. This kind of listening comes from a conscious decision to truly understand what is being said. It does not require us to agree but it provides the opportunity for meaningful discussion that can lead to breakthrough thinking and effective collaboration.

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How to Stay Focused - David A. Fields

How to Stay Focused - David A. Fields | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

A question I was asked… How can I stay focused? Often I am in the middle of something and a new idea pops into my head and completely gets me off track. Any advice?


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 19, 7:02 AM

How do you stay focused and on track?  A few nice suggestions found here...

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Does Group Executive Coaching Work?

  Executive coaching is all about building a highly focused, one-to-one relationship between coach and executive, right? Well… maybe not.

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6 Factors to Have Leadership Presence

6 Factors to Have Leadership Presence | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Yes, how you lead is important. Why you lead, though, is far more interesting and more powerful. When you combine the how and the why, you have a dynamic interaction that helps emerge your leadership presence. 

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David Hain's curator insight, April 25, 8:46 AM

Nice take on leadership.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 30, 3:28 PM

Leadership presence isn't reserved for an elite group. We all have access to it. It’s whether or not we accept the discipline and humility that comes with presence.

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Getting Unstuck: It Starts with a Question

Getting Unstuck: It Starts with a Question | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

Getting stuck is a human condition; we can easily get caught up in what’s not possible to the point of clouding the possibilities that do exist.

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Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak

Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Almost all decisions, big and small, are choices between exploring new possibilities and exploiting old ones. When you explore, you select an option that’s unknown—or reexamine one that wasn’t optimal in the past to get new information about it.
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How a coach can help your small business - News & Observer

How a coach can help your small business - News & Observer | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it

Executive coaches specialize in training clients in leadership, management and other business skills. Within a small business, that can translate into helping business owners improve performance or create a transition or transformation in their business.

 

“A coach can help someone see things in a different perspective,” Bennett said. “They can see possibilities and resources they wouldn’t have seen for themselves.”

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We couldn't agree more! If you're a small business owner, please consider how coaching and consulting can take your organization to the next level!

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How to Run an Effective Brainstorming Session and Stimulate...

How to Run an Effective Brainstorming Session and Stimulate... | The Way We Lead | Scoop.it
Creative ideas can help you drive your business to success. Brian Tracy discusses how to run a brainstorming session and encourage creative thinking.

 

The aim of the brainstorming session should be to generate the most ideas possible within a specific period of time.

 

===> An effective brainstorming session will last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, and 30 minutes is usually ideal. <===



 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 6:51 PM

 

===> An effective brainstorming session will last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, and 30 minutes is usually ideal. <===

 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 14, 8:26 PM

Most people are afraid to speak up or make any communicatin at all in Brainstorming sessions. doing a good sessiion will help aleviate those fears.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 15, 3:56 AM

Great ideas, tips and strategies.