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Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity

Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Three factors have kept complexity science out of C-suites -- until now.
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David Hain's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:09 AM

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"Managers, I think, should now get ready to face the full complexity of their organizations and economic environments and, if not control them, learn how to intervene with deliberate, positive effect. Embracing complexity will not make their jobs easier, but it is a recognition of reality, and an idea whose time has come."


Good article, preaching a pragmatic view of the reality we live with...

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3 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader

3 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How to break bad habits, become your best self, and trust your innate wisdom.
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Great leaders aren't smug

Great leaders aren't smug | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The executives who overrate their abilities are the ones who do least well; it's the anxious and unconfident who succeed
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Amy Melendez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:50 AM

From the article: "Individuals who aren't convinced they know all the answers tend to look harder for them. Executives who appreciate that there are others in the world who are better, smarter, sharper than they are may be, as leaders, more appreciative and better able to draw in the complementary talents they need."

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Leadership Is A Relational Skill

Leadership Is A Relational Skill | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
I have said many times that if you want to know the effectiveness of a leader, then ask those who are led.
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Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals?

Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Something big is going on in business today.

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Mark Keane's curator insight, May 5, 2013 12:02 PM

Performance management needs revision but careful thought must be given to discern what changes are likely to bring the desired outcomes.

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How the Brain Really Works

How the Brain Really Works | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
New techniques are letting researchers look at the activity of the whole brain at once. Most brain areas multitask, and the brain is dynamic. It can respond differently to the same events in different times and circumstances.
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Eric Vanetti's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:35 PM

Advances in Neuroscience are changing the way we think about leading others.

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How leaders and managers can overcome the feeling of powerlessness

How leaders and managers can overcome the feeling of powerlessness | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
You might be first-line supervision or midlevel in your organization, and you might also be a high-potential or high-performing leader. You are an accompli
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Curing the Common Cold of Leadership: Poor Listening

Curing the Common Cold of Leadership: Poor Listening | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders today are beset by overwhelming demands – scheduled every 15 minutes through the day, with an incoming barrage of messages via phone, email, texts, and knocks on the door. Who has time

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John Michel's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:09 AM

People are notoriously poor at changing habits. Neuroscience findings make clear why: habits operate from the basal ganglia, in the unconscious part of the mind. They are automatic and most often invisible, even as they drive what we do.

Eric Vanetti's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:45 PM

Active listening is a critical leadership skill. To become a better listener, focus on identifying the one, key point the other person is trying to communicate to you.

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Innovation, Complexity and Social Business

Innovation, Complexity and Social Business | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

We live in an age where emergent technologies continue to have massive effects on business and society. Rising complexity requires companies and economies to cope with increasingly interlocking systems.

 

 


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Peter Francis's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:51 PM

Very good simple must read

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Mindful Feedback ~ Reprise

Mindful Feedback ~ Reprise | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
  Most people don’t respond positively to feedback (a.k.a criticism). The expanding knowledge we have about how the brain works is helping us to understand why. Even under the BEST of circumstances...

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:01 AM

There is no: 'don't take this personally'!

John Michel's curator insight, May 2, 2013 8:07 AM

Even under the BEST of circumstances, many of us find ourselves recoiling in response to hearing what others think about us.  Our receptivity depends on context, relationships and circumstances – but the greatest factor is our emotional state.

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4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It's Too Late

4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It's Too Late | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Too burnt out to read this article about preventing burnout Summon the strength (4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It's Too Late By @drake_baer http://t.co/KOdbCCYq8b via @FastCompany)...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:47 PM

John Coates' book, The Hour Between Dog And Wolf, goes deep into the physiology of stress. In it he observes that exhaustion, fatigue, and anxiety are all "messages sent from our body telling us what actions we should take"--which means that we need to listen closely.

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Three Surprising Leaders Who Demonstrated the Importance of Flexibility

Three Surprising Leaders Who Demonstrated the Importance of Flexibility | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

History provides us with many examples of leadership.  Whether you talk about Churchill, Steve Jobs or Abraham Lincoln, one thing they have in common is the ability and wisdom to adapt to the circumstances while still keeping their eye on the goal.   History is also filled with rigid and inflexible types who might not bend, but almost invariably break.  However, history doesn’t always tell the full story.  This article will show three unlikely people who demonstrated the theory of flexibility in leadership.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:23 AM

Interesting read> (From the article): Leaders in business today mostly don’t have the same obstacles, but they can still learn the lessons from Arnold: adapting to the circumstances, and keeping the long-term goal (winning the war, maximizing employee performance) intact while making sure the little steps (identifying motivational needs, opposing navies) are the focus.  Just don’t later turn over secrets.

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Why you shouldn't make key decisions on a plane: Change in air pressure means brain has less oxygen, diminishing performance

Why you shouldn't make key decisions on a plane: Change in air pressure means brain has less oxygen, diminishing performance | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Professor David Gradwell, the UK's first professor of Aerospace Medicine, said the brain's capacity to learn at 8,000ft is impaired.
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Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders

Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Bond with people, be accessible, develop talent, drive change, encourage risk…these are just a few marks of high performance leadership as outlined by George Kohlrieser.
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The Problem With Charismatic Leaders

The Problem With Charismatic Leaders | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
The business world loves CEOs with charm and vision. But research suggests chasing these leadership traits comes with plenty of dangers.

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The 4 P’s of global leadership | SmartBlogs

The 4 P’s of global leadership | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
I took my first global management job seven years ago. I had grown up in the Midwest and graduated from a Big Ten university. With the exception of living
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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:52 PM

Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period.


Linda Allen's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:29 PM

I'm up for the challenge--how about you?

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:29 AM

Sometimes we need little reminders about how to stay connected with our humanity and the humanity of others. I found this to be inspiring. 

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Mind-Body Course Has Positive Impact On Well-Being Of Medical Students

Mind-Body Course Has Positive Impact On Well-Being Of Medical Students | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study shows a mind-body class elective for medical students helps increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and tasks more effecti
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» Meditation Produces Opposite Effect of ‘Fight or Flight’ - Psych Central News

» Meditation Produces Opposite Effect of ‘Fight or Flight’  - Psych Central News | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
A new study reveals that practitioners of meditation experience changes in gene expression that are the exact opposite of what occurs during the flight or
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You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Listen to what people in the outside world are telling you, because they're probably right.

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3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter

3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixedand therefore can be strengthened. Here's how to put those findings to use.

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Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How to carve the path to the role you want.
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John Michel's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:10 PM

If you want to become a leader, don't wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you're still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your potential and carve your path to the role you want.

Linda Allen's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:28 PM

Great advice!

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The Compassionate Mind - Association for Psychological Science

The Compassionate Mind - Association for Psychological Science | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
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John Michel's curator insight, May 1, 2013 5:13 PM

 A life of meaning and purpose is one focused less on satisfying oneself and more on others. It is a life rich in compassion, altruism, and greater meaning.

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Culture of Innovation is Key to Recovery | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Culture of Innovation is Key to Recovery | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Although cultural change is one of the most difficult things an organization can do, it is still possible to make changes given the will and time.
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How to Influence People with Your Ideas

How to Influence People with Your Ideas | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Social media tactics will get you only so far.
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John Michel's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:03 AM

Aspiring idea entrepreneurs are everywhere: in businesses, classrooms, and communities of all kinds, all over the world. Maybe you know one. Maybe you are one. But you don't have a massive influence-creation machine behind you (few people do) and you wonder how to get your idea heard above all the others competing for attention. How do you proceed?

Linda Allen's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:56 PM

Agree!