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What Makes Some People Exceptional and Others Just Accomplished?

What Makes Some People Exceptional and Others Just Accomplished? | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
An exceptional life demands that one find a cause in life's journey that warrants an immediate and sincere desire to champion beyond one's current accomplishments for a lifetime of transformational living.
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Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:18 PM

Stories that reveal difference that defined... Martin Luther King.  The Eiffel Tower.  Benjamin Franklin.  Oprah Winfrey and more.  

 

This is an attitude adjuster and a piece to refer to often.  

Adriaan Wagenaar's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:28 AM

Great read about finding your voice. Make it personal! There are many blogs, articles and books about Being Exceptional. And they all seem to copy the same lessons and well known examples.

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Innovation Excellence - Fear to Innovate

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What was I doing! How could I have been so cruel and naive to not understand the differences between people’s cognitive understanding of fear and their natural resistance to having a visceral experience of it!
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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:49 PM

Interesting article ... the truth is fear is a part of all of us -- and the culture that leaders create and foster has a profound influence on how people respond to their own individual fears to push them beyond their comfort zone.  This behavior of accepting and leveraging fear is a culture that can be cultivated in any organization.

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Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid !

Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid ! | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
Patterns of positive or negative self talk starts mostly in our childhood. It is very important to curb the negative self talk and replace it with positive ones.
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Richard Dillard, PMP, SSBB, ABD 7.1's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:33 PM

Well...my latest book: Real Leadership! Are You Ready? just rolled off the press and the first 5 soft covers were delivered to my home. Part 2 of this book is dedicated to the process of Leadership Enrichment and spends a good deal of text on how our thinking style (the way we think) impacts our performance at the personal, group and organizational level. 

 

Just as this was taking place, I was weighing in on a new discussion thread that I recently started for the Organizational Development Network (ODN) on Linkedin.  The thread was about the impact, if any, that a "management system" might have on raising the level of leadership in our organizations. You see, I believe we aren't measuring or improving leadership the way we ought, particularly given the new theories and science that is available to us since Dr. J. Clayton Lafferty introduced the Integrated Change Model and Theoretical Model for How Culture Works, Dr. Deming introduced his System of Profound Knowledge and 14 Points, Meg Wheatley introduced Leadership and the New Science and Dave Guerra enlightened us with the idea that Management and Leadership are Polar Complements in Superperformance (Process x Culture).

 

For starters, we're still focused way too much on output/ results and not effort...too much on behaviors and not on what precedes it (i.e., attitudes, expectations of outcomes, worldview and thinking styles).  And we still fix the primary passage of reference on each individual as if the cause of our leadership dilemma was a local fault instead of on fixing the system that creates the behavior in the first place. Because of this, our primary solutions are what they used to be for defects in product quality years ago: (a) Inspections (i.e., performance appraisals) to identify gaps against the leadership competency model and (b) Training (leadership development courses) to close the gaps.

 

Much to my delight, a gentleman named Peter Demarest (Axiogenics) responded with some thoughts about his work in the area of neuro-axiology, the integration of  brain-science and value science.

 

In Peter's words: "What makes this science unique is that it does not focus on the outputs of performance, but rather the inputs that lead to and create performance (good or bad). Specifically it provides the means to quickly and objectively measure how a person thinks (interprets and gives meaning to everything) AND the means to teach that person how to measurably and sustainably transform how they think resulting in significant gains on the output/performance side - including alignment with vision, mission and values [of both the organization and the individual], as well as continually renewing and improving leadership (and all other roles) at the individual, group and organizational level."

 

Peter contests, and I agree, that it is more than just the "law of attraction" or oversimplified approaches to replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. His work with Axiogenics and the Hierarchy of Values is truly amazing when it comes to measuring how someone thinks and how that thinking can impact their behavior and performance.  It appears to be in complete alignment with what the late Dr. Lafferty helped us measure and improve through the Life Styles Inventory, Group Styles Inventory, and Organizational Culture Inventory as part of the Integrated Change Model.

 

For those who are truly interested in improving their performance as leaders and raising the level of leadership in their organizations, they are going to have to contend, at some point, with their individual thinking style.  Learning about how you think is an essential part of the Leadership Enrichment LIFE-cyle I just introduced in Real Leadership! Are You Ready? 

 

Oh...and it's not a rhetorical question.  So, are you ready? 

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Leadership Quiz | Executive Education INSEAD

Leadership Quiz | Executive Education INSEAD | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it

Which type of leader are you?

 

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Leon Shivamber's comment, August 17, 2013 9:25 AM
Thank you for sharing. Took it and got Transformational Leader!
Don Cloud's comment, August 21, 2013 5:15 PM
Thanks for sharing ... interesting tool. A great way to better know yourself.
Don Cloud's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:17 PM

Rescooping ... so what kind of leader are you?

 

Sun Tzu ... “If you know the enemy and **know yourself**, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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The ONE Thing

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I've always been a big fan of efficiency and there's little I like less than unnecessary complexity, time-wasting or divergence.
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Gail Kelly: Four new attributes required of leaders

Gail Kelly: Four new attributes required of leaders | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
If Westpac employees get in a lift with Gail Kelly they may just be asked to share the bank's 'elevator pitch'.
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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:22 AM

Absolutely excellent article that every leader should read!

 

Sharing the Vision so that each employees understands where the company wants to be, what success looks like, who their customers are, what differentiates their company's product/service, and then knows what they can do to contribute is essential.

 

What is that quote:  I tell you ...you may forget, I show you ...you may remember, however, when I involve you ...you will understand. 

 

What do you think?

 

Make it a great day!

Don Cloud's comment, August 18, 2013 10:54 PM
I like your quote ... gets right to the heart of the matter! And I'd take it a step further ... "when I share our greater purpose with you ... we will believe"
Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's comment, August 19, 2013 7:32 AM
Dear Don, Yes....100%!
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How to Improve Your Self-Esteem: 12 Powerful Tips

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem: 12 Powerful Tips | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson Nothing is more important than how you feel and think about yourself.
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Diane Allton's curator insight, September 12, 2013 1:57 PM

Some excellent tips here.  Simple to put to the test too. Try one today!

Estelblau's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:52 AM

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The Plague Of The Pessimist Leader: 8 Tips To Make You More Optimistic Today

The Plague Of The Pessimist Leader: 8 Tips To Make You More Optimistic Today | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you a pessimistic leader? There is hope.
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John Michel's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:53 PM

Leaders who feel their pessimism motivates employees to work harder will find it very hard to reach difficult goals. The workplace already has too many cynics and doubters. Leaders need to create a hopeful environment that inspires employees to do the impossible. These eight behaviors will change your workplace environment and help others see you as a more optimistic leader.

Don Cloud's curator insight, September 6, 2013 6:48 AM

Leaders exude eternal optimism, especially when faced with daunting challenges and problems.  But to clarify, it's not enough just to have a positive attitude -- it's more about shaping perspective and guiding people on what they can do to turn around a bad situation.  It's replacing hopelessness after getting knocked down with how to take the hit and then stand back up and fight.  It is in mobilizing positive action and direction that optimistic leadership works.

Bryce Wettstein's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:18 PM

This article highlights the benefits of being an optimistic leader in terms of overall happiness and motivation within the workplace. Optimistic leaders tend to receive better production and morale from their employees. This article highlights some tips for becoming or improving optimistic leadership. Their is a great graphical representation of overall leadership effectivenss in relation to optimism perceived by others near the bottom of the article.

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3 Musts of Transformational Leadership | To A Higher Level

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Learn 3 musts every transformational leader must embrace, and the 3 questions they must ask themselves today.
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Don Cloud's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:21 PM

People will follow leaders wherever they go ... so the question is, are you leading them somewhere special and worth going to?

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The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz

The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership - William Deresiewicz | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts (We don’t have leaders (leaders are) thinkers.
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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful | Transformational Leadership | Scoop.it
We wish there was a handbook for success but there isn't. Here's the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams--and be a more...
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