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Four Essentials of Strength-Based Leadership

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It is in human nature to look for negative in everything first. Most of the stories on the news are negative (after all, they draw the most attention). There are more negative words in our vocabulary than positive and happy words.
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WorldsView Academy's comment, August 28, 2013 5:59 AM
Building diverse teams, bringing together multiple personalities and perspectives, unlocks the great potential for new, better ways of operating. However this can lead to a lack of cohesion within the team, and a feeling of team members pulling in different directions. The WorldsView Academy Purposeful Teams Intervention activates cohesive, purpose-driven teams, read more: http://www.worldsviewacademy.com/products/purposeful-teams-intervention/279/
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Why MLK Did NOT Say, "I Have A Plan"--Power of Future Story

Why MLK Did NOT Say, "I Have A Plan"--Power of Future Story | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
When Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial fifty years ago and spoke to a great people about their greater future, he didn’t say, “I have a plan.”

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romduck's curator insight, August 28, 2013 8:28 AM

Sharing the VISION means sharing the POINT!

Kati Sipp's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:29 PM

an excellent point. 

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:44 PM
So true romduck! And thanks for your comments Jean-Philippee and Kati.
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Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works

Learning Tip Number 3: Why Storytelling Works | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
t's in fact quite simple. If we listen to a PowerPoint presentation with boring bullet points, a certain part in the brain gets activated. Scientists call this Broca's area and Wernicke's area. Ove...

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Linda Allen's comment, August 27, 2013 1:57 PM
Ana thank you for sharing; excellent read!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, August 27, 2013 3:04 PM
Glad you liked it Linda!
Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 29, 2013 5:33 AM

Interesting article about the power of storytelling and how it activates the brain of the listener (=learner).

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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

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We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
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The Most Underestimated Skill of A Great Leader

The Most Underestimated Skill of A Great Leader | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Highly respected management guru Warren Bennis once stated that as a successful leader you need to be effective and efficient at the same time. Effective being defined as "Doing the right things

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The New Business Of Business: Evolution Of Culture And The Survival Of Humankind

The New Business Of Business: Evolution Of Culture And The Survival Of Humankind | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Dr. Ervin László, Photograph Courtesy of Ervin László Dr.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:04 AM

Brilliant analysis from a great thinker..

Deborah Verran's comment, August 25, 2013 7:05 AM
Excellent article
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7 Ways Leaders Can Foster Innovation

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Take a moment to consider how these 7 leadership practices for fostering innovation are showing up in your organization. What can you do differently and courageously to challenge and encourage innovation in your organization?


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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:14 AM

Interesting article and food for thought!

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6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

"Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding--and appreciation--of your work your life and the world around you"


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 22, 2013 5:18 AM

So how does one integrate mindful practices to enhance quality of life?

Here’s how the guys at Holstee practice mindfulness:


1. Presence.

2. Architect your life. 

3. Personal time. 

4. Ask “Why?” 

5. Know your food and appreciate meals. 

6. Understand the impact of what you buy. 

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How to Differentiate Great Leaders from Good Leaders

How to Differentiate Great Leaders from Good Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Recently, I attended a memorial service for Dennis Dammerman, a retired GE executive and one of the very first people I interviewed with at GE 30 years ago. He was a mentor and friend to me and a

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, ...

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Jone Johnson Lewis's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:06 AM

Seems logical.  ;-)

John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:26 PM

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.


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5 Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive In Difficult Times

5 Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive In Difficult Times | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
As the workplace changes, the economy continues to struggle and employees remain paralyzed by the fear of uncertainty, leaders are trying hard to make a positive impact in people’s lives. People are challenged to remain motivated.

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David Hain's comment, August 20, 2013 5:48 AM
Excellent article!
John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:33 PM

Employees want to believe again in their leaders but are continually faced with the greed and distrust that surrounds them.   The need for Leaders who can deliver hope is at an all-time high.

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7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas

7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a deep thinker to come up with new ideas. Here are 7 ways to break your conventional thinking and make that light bulb appear.
What makes the difference between a good idea and a great idea?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:51 PM

Simple yet can be effective.  Can you incorporate into your DNA?

John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:10 PM

The big challenge of generating great ideas is freeing yourself from the conventional, mundane thoughts that occupy most of your brain time. Here are seven tips to help you open your mind and stimulate your great idea generator.

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LinkedIn Inspiration Index: These are the most inspired professionals in the world [SLIDESHOW]

LinkedIn Inspiration Index: These are the most inspired professionals in the world [SLIDESHOW] | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
On July 23, we launched the LinkedIn Inspiration Index to find out how inspired our members are. With nearly 100,000 responses so far, we’ve found some pretty amazing insights about professional inspiration.

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Anita Windisman's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:55 AM

How inspired are YOU at work!?

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Top 13 Leadership Posts of 2013

The top 10 leadership pieces by LinkedIn Influencers have accumulated more than 6 million views & over 18,000 comments. Check out the full list: http://www.link

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David Hain's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:05 AM

The top 10 leadership pieces by LinkedIn Influencers have accumulated more than 6 million views & over 18,000 comments. Check out the full list: ...

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How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership

How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Trustworthiness, sincerity and capacity to inspire count for a lot. Likeability, not so much.

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Being impeccable with your word | SmartBlogs

Being impeccable with your word | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Some of you might recognize the title of this post as the first agreement from a thought-provoking little book called "The Four Agreements," by Don Miguel
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How Moods Impact Results

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Emotions are highly intense, fleeting, and sometimes disruptive to work; moods tend to be less intense, longer-lasting feelings that typically don’t interfere with the job at hand. And an
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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.

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God Is.'s comment, August 28, 2013 6:29 PM
I have been researching Christianity, Mindfulness and meditation for a while now.. yes, I agree that the old news is becoming new news.. I have a friend who was diagnosed with lung cancer, his Oncologist, who has plenty credentials, leads a cancer support group and has extensively talked about mindfulness as a way to cope with the suffering associated with this insidious disease...
Jon Kabbat-Zinn is also a pioneer in the field...
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 6:54 PM
Mind, Body, Spirit healing goes beyond..'coping,' with suffering any diagnosed disease. http://drdorothy.net
Omega Angell, CAMF, FVIP, CPLC, MCA's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:58 PM

The Science Behind Rewiring Your Emotions

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5 Leadership Tips for Introverts

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The author of The Introverted Leader explains how to turn solitary tendencies into business strengths.
Most of the time, the business world is no place for shy folk.

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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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» The Ultimate Change Is A Change Of Perspective - Mind Matters

» The Ultimate Change Is A Change Of Perspective - Mind Matters | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:49 AM

Change is inevitable - choose your attitude!

 

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:21 PM

Are you happy?

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Conversational Intelligence

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Conversational Intelligence is our most powerful and human and hardwired skill of connecting with others through conversations.
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10 Ways We Get Smarter As We Age | TIME.com

10 Ways We Get Smarter As We Age | TIME.com | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
As we age, the brain's processing speed begins to slow, and memory may sometimes slip. But there are other ways that our mental powers grow as we get older.
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9 Habits Of Productive People

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It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.

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David Hain's comment, August 20, 2013 5:59 AM
Very practical suggestions, easily actioned with the right mind set...
Carolina Bussadori's comment, August 21, 2013 4:35 AM
Molto utile!
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Hormones: The Hidden Leadership Tool You Are Overlooking

Hormones: The Hidden Leadership Tool You Are Overlooking | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
According to new research, the most effective leaders have higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol -- and the results are gender-neutral.
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K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:12 PM

Even though everyone seems to agree on the want for a woman president, just as there was a want for a black president, there still seems to be a following in the leaders with higher levels of testosterone, and most of the time this desire is achieved through natural male abilities, but women can also achieve this with a few tips and actions.