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Empathy Peaks In Late Middle-Age

Empathy Peaks In Late Middle-Age | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people.Overall, late middle-aged adult
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The Psychological Reason That Curiosity Leads to Creative Breakthroughs

The Psychological Reason That Curiosity Leads to Creative Breakthroughs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
You need to be curious in order to identify problems worth solving.
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#HR Why This Ivy-League Physics PhD Teaches #Leadership, Not Science

#HR Why This Ivy-League Physics PhD Teaches #Leadership, Not Science | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The world's big problems come from our behavior. Science doesn't change behavior. Leadership does.

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Fostering A Mindset Of Discovery: Three Ways To Grow Curious Leaders

Fostering A Mindset Of Discovery: Three Ways To Grow Curious Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
In the context of leading people, a mindset of discovery is embodied by the belief that we are better together. Expanding perspectives an

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How to Overcome Destructive Anger

How to Overcome Destructive Anger | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Anger can make us feel out of control. Bernard Golden shares three tips for taming our temper.
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6 Ways To Motivate Your Employees To Be Creative

6 Ways To  Motivate Your Employees To Be Creative | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Creativity happens in the intersection of expertise, creative thinking skills, and motivation. You cannot do anything about expertise and creative thinking skills, but here is what you can do to motivate your employees to be creative. And the best part? It costs nothing!
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The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable

The Best Leaders Know These 6 Tricks to Being More Approachable | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Not being approachable could be your biggest leadership blind spot

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 25, 9:30 AM
(From the article): If you're struggling with approachability because of persistent shyness or fear of appearing vulnerable, you can still overcome the hurdle breaking the practices down into smaller steps and setting incremental goals for yourself that include practicing with people outside of work--on a plane, in line at the store, or in your neighborhood. For example, a micro-step for number 1 might be making the first move with one person at one event. The easiest way to do this is to scan the room for anyone else who is standing alone. Being approachable doesn't mean changing your core personality, it's simply a way to ensure that more people have access to you and what you have to offer.

 Becoming more approachable will have numerous benefits in your career. You'll gain access to more information faster and grow your network by being known as someone who is interesting and engaging. Awareness of the importance of being approachable is a starting point. Then, these six tips can help you build that awareness and the skills you need to sustain and invite future conversations around the office.
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What's Important to You? World Values Day

What's Important to You? World Values Day | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Values are what make us who we are. They are the compass guiding everything we do – our choices and our actions. Our values show us the way. Find out more.
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Your Brain Makes You A Terrible Listener--Here's How To Fix It

Your Brain Makes You A Terrible Listener--Here's How To Fix It | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
When we hear a person's words, we also try to imagine why they're saying them. Most of us suck at this.

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5 Skills for Thriving During Uncertainty

5 Skills for Thriving During Uncertainty | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
There is no doubt we are facing an uncertain future.  This may not be a bad thing, the future might be great!  That’s the trouble with uncertainty, we just don’t know.  Unfortunately, we humans just
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ACTivate Your Coaching Practice! | Contextual Consulting

ACTivate Your Coaching Practice! | Contextual Consulting | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How to use 'Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) in coaching to help people gain greater psychological flexibility. 
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10 Books To Make You Think About the Way You Think

10 Books To Make You Think About the Way You Think | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Reflecting on our beliefs and motives, decisions and reactions,  helps us grow. Here are a few titles from the arenas of Human and Social Behavior that offer insight into our psyches. [Originally published on Tech Insider.]

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David Hain's curator insight, July 11, 12:56 AM

Thinking skills are a critical component of 21C capability. Some reading material here to improve them!

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Adapting Change to Fit Complexity

Adapting Change to Fit Complexity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

What if decision makers instigating change are seeing the inherent nature of companies all wrong?


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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, July 1, 1:10 AM

Excellent post, must read

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, July 1, 1:11 AM

Excellent post, must read

Nadene Canning's curator insight, July 30, 4:12 PM
Adaptive systems thinking (Stacey) applied to illustrate change and complexity
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Existentialist Psychologist Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face

Existentialist Psychologist Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Free will often seems like nothing more than a cruel illusion. We don't get to choose the times, places, and circumstances of our birth, nor do we have much control over the state of our states, regions, or nations.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 23, 12:48 AM
with some good embedded videos!
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5 Non-negotiable Attributes of Visionary Leadership

5 Non-negotiable Attributes of Visionary Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It will suffice to say that leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and creat

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Leaders Need To Move From The Top Of Hierarchies To The Center Of Networks

Leaders Need To Move From The Top Of Hierarchies To The Center Of Networks | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
In a world connected by digital technology, power no longer lies at the top of hierarchies, but at the center of networks.

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Science Says Humans Now Have Shorter Attention Spans Than Goldfish--This Is How You Can Fix That

Science Says Humans Now Have Shorter Attention Spans Than Goldfish--This Is How You Can Fix That | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The only time you can change your behavior is right now. You can't undo that mistake you made last week. And you can't fast forward into next week to change the outcome of your life.

All you can do is change how you're behaving in this very moment. But you can't change your actions unless you're fully present in the here-and-now.

When you're dialed in on what you're doing right now, all your brainpower can be used wisely. And that's the key to performing at your peak.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 5, 3:35 AM

Digital warp speed is compelling but disorienting. Here is the antidote!

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Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police

Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
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(Empathic leadership) Why Empathy Makes for Stronger Organisations

(Empathic leadership) Why Empathy Makes for Stronger Organisations | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Empathetic leaders

Like this CEO, there are many (often successful) people in organisations who are direly lacking in empathy. Some executives are quite narcissistic. Self-centered as they are, they may find it difficult to put themselves in other people’s shoes. Other executives may have sociopathic traits. They project an air of sincerity, but in reality they feel nothing, and are fine with that. Some people even turn empathy into a destructive force, using their keen sense of a person’s emotional state to manipulate or destabilize him or her. Many more people, like the CEO, are wary of the chaos that might ensue if “personal feelings” were acknowledged. But behaving in these ways in our increasingly network-oriented society comes with a steep price.

Empathic executives are better at managing relationships. They establish safe environments in which people can express hopes and fears. Because it is “contagious,” empathy contributes to better negotiation, collaboration, and conflict resolution.

 

Empathy plays an important role in effective team formation. When the expression of empathy is part of a company’s culture, its stress level will be lower. All of these advantages lead to a more committed workforce with a greater motivation to perform beyond expectations.

 

 Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change 


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New Research: Rethinking the Leadership Industry

New Research: Rethinking the Leadership Industry | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
In an essay published in the July 2016 issue of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, argues that the “leadership industry’s” focus on single individuals has hampered its ability to improve the human condition. The title of Kellerman’s essay, “Leadership—It’s a System, Not a Person!,” sums up both her main thrust and her frustration with the industry’s constant elevation of single leaders at the expense of other important facets of leadership.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 22, 12:46 AM

Leadership - systemic approach needed rather than the search for heroes! Right on, Barbara Kellerman!

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7 Easy Strategies Psychologists Use to Drastically Improve Performance

7 Easy Strategies Psychologists Use to Drastically Improve Performance | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders need simple psychology to create a cohesive team and maximize productivity.

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Kevin T. Kjellerup's curator insight, August 24, 2:33 PM
Just one of the lenses recommended by Deming, along with understanding systems, variation and having a theory of knowledge
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Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
To successfully lead others, sharpen your skills so you can set yourself apart as a leader.

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Why Empathy is Important in the Workplace - Craig Dowden, PhD at Imagine Your Workplace Conference 


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How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders

How to Find and Engage Authentic Informal Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

In a recent article, “10 Principles of Organizational Culture,” strategy+business highlighted how crucial it is to deploy authentic informal leaders (AILs). As the acronym suggests, AILs are not people in your organization who have been endowed with formal authority by title or by memo. Rather, they possess and exhibit certain leadership strengths such as the ability to do something important well and showing others how to do it (exemplars), or they demonstrate the skill of connecting people across the organization (networkers). Some AILs influence behavior by being the first to understand the value of a new trend (early adopters) or by instinctively associating peers’ positive feelings with day-to-day activities (pride builders). These strengths — which my colleagues at the Katzenbach Center and I refer to as “spikes” — can make AILs powerful allies in any transformation effort.


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Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News

Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 4, 2:22 AM
Be Mindful, Be wise!
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10 New Truths Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't

10 New Truths  Great Leaders Know That Most People Don't | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership isn't the same field that it was even a decade ago. Here's a map to the new landscape.
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