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What Will Replace the Hero’s Journey? (SSIR)

What Will Replace the Hero’s Journey? (SSIR) | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Only by sharing stories of complex protagonists, messy work, and muddled results will the social sector foster understanding and gain support.

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What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years - Forbes

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What Leadership Will Look Like In 20 Years
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For nearly 100 years, leadership has been a top-down game. The Industrial Revolution brought about scale, and the only way leaders knew to manage this scale was through hierarchy.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 29, 3:58 PM

Employee pull and intelligent reaction! Needed already! 

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Leadership In The Age Of Complexity: From Hero To Host, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

Leadership In The Age Of Complexity: From Hero To Host, by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
For too long, too many of us have been entranced by heroes. Perhaps it's our desire to not have to do the hard work, to rely on someone else to figure things out. But perhaps it's time for us to face the truth of our situation -- that we're all in this together, that we all have a voice -- and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our workplaces and communities.

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4 Signs You Need to Take a Mental Health Day

Entrepreneurs occasionally need to take time off to recharge and recuperate but are often reluctant to do it. Here's when you should consider a mental health day.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 27, 5:55 AM

some cool  tips to recognize when you are running on low fuel and need a recharge:-)

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5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.


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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 | Wise Leadership | 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.


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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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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, August 11, 9:27 AM

Great description of the brains two part attentional system, which provides the science behind why taking a break is productive. Now if could get my clients to trust that they will be more productive and creative by taking their vacation and to bury their blackberry in the sand! 

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Our Brains Immediately Judge People

Our Brains Immediately Judge People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
We make calls on trustworthiness almost instantly

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Linda Alexander's comment, August 9, 10:12 AM
the majority of this article is not available but if you google the title, several sites have the complete text available, like Everyday Health.
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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History - We’ve entered the age of empathy.

Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History - We’ve entered the age of empathy. | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

We’ve entered the age of empathy.

 

Today, we are in the midst of another fundamental rethinking of what organizations are and for what purpose they exist. If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experiences.

 

I would argue that management has entered

a new era of empathy.

 

This quest for empathy extends to customers, certainly, but also changes the nature of the employment contract, and the value proposition for new employees. We are also grappling with widespread dissatisfaction with the institutions that have been built to date, many of which were designed for the business-as-machine era. They are seen as promoting inequality, pursuing profit at the expense of employees and customers, and being run for the benefit of owners of capital, rather than for a broader set of stakeholders. At this level, too, the challenge to management is to act with greater empathy.


BY Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. S


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Susan Stillman's curator insight, August 10, 8:59 AM

So, let's be proactive and teach empathy and other competencies of emotional intelligence  to MBA students, med students, law school students (what a thought!), teacher candidates, educational leaders,  and other professional in training. They,  in turn, would be using these skills in their interactions with their students, or staffs,  or clients going forward. What an impact that would have, not just corporations/customers but on all of society. That would be a new era indeed!

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Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors"

Effective Leaders Are "Happy Warriors" | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The two traits leaders need: warmth and competence.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 6, 1:15 AM

You not only need warmth to win over people/gain the trust of your team, you also need competence to fight on their behalf and make things happen:-)

Michon Williams's curator insight, August 8, 9:23 AM
I've long thought that one of our greatest and most foundational requirements is to be happy first. For leadership, for personal effectiveness, for life!
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What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago - Forbes

What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Forbes What Great Leadership Training Does Now That It Didn't 10 Years Ago Forbes Do a Google Google search on “Leadership Training,” and you'll find over 100 million results – academic programs, management training series, white papers, leadership...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 3, 8:21 AM

The second point about the difference between a learning organization and training organization is a takeaway. It suggests that what we learn in classrooms (perhaps the training part to some extent) is subtly teased out in the day-to-day life in work. It follows Senge's writing on learning organizations as opposed to the cult of training and indoctrination. I read an article yesterday about a person selling the idea that where he works is a learning organization. Having worked there as well, I think it is a training organization and indoctrinates.

 

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Leading in the 21st century

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Wharton School professor Michael Useem scopes out the leadership challenges facing executives today:

 

Because the world is now more complicated and more uncertain, I think that on top of always having a great vision there will be a premium on thinking strategically and on being able to come back from setbacks, and maybe above all, on being very good at reading the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain universe we operate in.


Companies probably focus too much on the bottom line, too much on meeting quarterly analyst expectations, and this has cost us companies paying attention to what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires.


 



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Elaine Cox's curator insight, August 1, 4:28 AM

I like the way he has identified that companies need to pay more attention to "what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires".

Anne Juvanteny's curator insight, August 4, 6:16 PM

un prof de wharton qui reconnaît les limites d'un mode de management largement inspiré des anglo-saxons ... Un signe de la fin d'un monde.

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Driving Organisational Change Under Pressure

Driving Organisational Change Under Pressure | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Intense pressure often calls for knee-jerk reactions. While firm responses are needed from leaders, they should resist the temptation to centralise control and stifle frontline ownership.
 


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Mindfulness: it's good to be busy doing nothing - Telegraph

Mindfulness: it's good to be busy doing nothing - Telegraph | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Taking several timeouts each day, says Elizabeth McFarlane, helps to get the creative juices flowing and encourages her to be more aware of the moment (RT @BH_Retreats: Mindfulness: it's good to be busy doing nothing

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:44 PM

It took several years for students to sit for five minutes and not talk. It is good to be busy doing nothing. Sometimes the nothing is something very important.

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5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at ...

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Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less.


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Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence?

Can Overthinking Reduce a Leader's Influence? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

We've all seen this: The CEO who acts instinctively, sometimes with terrible results, keeps his or her job and even develops a loyal following. Meanwhile, the thinker in the executive suite who consistently offers the right, deliberated answer rarely gets a promotion.

 


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 25, 3:35 AM

Well, rest the common sense of the right balance... all attempts to break into actionable pieces what is in the very actual situation is impossible are futile... sometimes intuition is better than too much thinking and sometimes intuition puts things astray...it's a bit mote complicated than "less thinking & moreintuition"" (see books like "Think twice",  "Think again" or Kahneman's...)...

 

Of course and it' an interesting aspect that the  staff is how influenced by how the decision is made... decisions might be powerful  and  with full of confidence made by either by more thinking by more by intuition, the essence is the  congruity, the authenticity of those making it and the transparence of the process...

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 25, 4:54 AM

I guess it is time we realised that overthinking and overanalyzing do not give good returns after all! The ideal CEO is a person who can handle various tasks without getting bogged down by a single task due to over thinking. However, there are many of us who become obsessed with somehow getting to the rooot of a particular problem without realising that we are neglecting other tasks!

Dan Forbes's curator insight, August 25, 7:46 AM

Let me think about this....

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#Culture Starts with #Leaders

#Culture Starts with #Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Culture is a powerful force and culture-shaping efforts fail for many key reasons. But what makes them succeed? What makes some culture-change efforts successful where others become simply …

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How Those Who Challenge You Help to Make You More Successful

How Those Who Challenge You Help to Make You More Successful | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck at work? Perhaps it's the people around you. It's nice to have colleagues who support us and are of like mind – they boost our confidence and allow us to relax. We develop a network of people with whom we like to work because we know their styles and they know ours.

 

It’s comfortable and expedient and it works.

 Healthy conflict, differing perspectives

Unfortunately, that level of comfort can stall the very learning and innovation that can expand our careers and our companies, says Kevin Daum, author of ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle.


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The Paradox of Trust, Vulnerability and Leadership

The Paradox of Trust, Vulnerability and Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Humans tend to model the behavior they see. When leaders appear to be in control, know everything, never doubt, or never ask for help or input, employees think they have to do the same.  The behavior they see and deem as acceptable is to be strong, not question, never be wrong, and always know.  The opposite behavior is a sign of weakness and is unacceptable


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 11, 7:15 PM

Leadership is a fine line between the confidence and competence to earn and keep trust.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 11, 11:16 PM

Articles such as this one should be part of the conversation about School leadership which tends away from trust, paradox, and leadership and tends towards managing.

 

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David Jardin's curator insight, August 15, 8:13 PM

Great definition: Leadership is a fine line between the confidence and competence to earn and keep trust and the hubris and perfection that loses trust.

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5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning

5 Hard Truths About Leadership That You Never Stop Learning | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
As an Organizational Development and Leadership practitioner, I often find myself having conversations about leadership – what it is and what it isn’t – and how to be a good leader. …

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 6, 8:30 AM

(From the article): We all have developmental areas regardless of position in the organization. Communication and remaining open to feedback is how you will learn where you can improve.

 

Training exists everywhere, but before you jump on the bandwagon of the current theory/trend, request some direct feedback and then look into what training may help best address developmental areas.

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7 Lessons from Leadership Guru Warren Bennis

The renowned leadership expert died last week at 89. Here is a selection of his most trenchant quotes.


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 4, 8:21 PM
He will be missed, however the will be new guru's! If not then we have a problem.
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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others - Forbes

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The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation.

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The Psychology of Organizational Change

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Most organizational change ignores brain science and psychology research

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The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Research has shown us that more than 90 percent of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence, or EI. The higher up the ladder that leaders are, the more people …

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, July 29, 6:04 AM

These are good ways to help to begin to be an emotionally intelligent leader. I like the fifth way:  "Able to check their ego and allow others to shine", but all five are good ways to improve everyday leadership.

 

Judy Knight's curator insight, August 1, 12:17 PM

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, August 1, 12:39 PM
"Able to check their ego and allow others to shine"
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Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions

Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:38 PM

Mindfulness does not improve bottom lines unless it improves the person practicing the practice and make for a better world. Mindfulness is compassionate and is directed towards a better world. Thinking about meditation is a key component; the opposite is premeditation. What does that bring up. For example, in School we calculate what is important in advance and write curricula. That calculation is premeditated and does not require being mindful and attentive to this particular child's needs. Chogyam Trungpa suggested the practice on the mat prepares us for the real practice in life.

Susan Bender Phelps's curator insight, July 30, 11:05 PM

This article very elegantly outlines how important being mindful can be for corporate leaders. It is just as true for civic, political and non-profit leaders.