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Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills of Socrates - Forbes

Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills of Socrates
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Building a successful venture means consistently making good decisions. The question is how to become great at making good decisions. The answer is to look to Socrates.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:35 PM

Socratic cultures are intense, engaging and driven. They are on a quest to create the best possible outcomes. They are willing to dig deep, take decisions and iterate ever better decisions through the ongoing Socratic method.

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The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills

The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
VideoLeadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this.
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What a Leader Needs Now: 7 'Feminine' Qualities

What a Leader Needs Now: 7 'Feminine' Qualities | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
These traits, typically associated with women, make for great leaders--whether women or men.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:49 PM

Diversity in leadership.

John Michel's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:18 AM
These traits, typically associated with women, make for great leaders--whether women or men.
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How To Be A Corporate Entreprenur: The Manager's Edition

How To Be A Corporate Entreprenur: The Manager's Edition | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's how a leader can manage their company's entrepreneurial efforts.

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s

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God Is.'s curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Need improvement... Sometimes lots of improvement...

Helen Teague's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:09 AM

I like the article's inclusion of the quiet, reflective aspect of confidence.

AnnC's curator insight, June 13, 2013 7:02 PM

Reflective style hungry to learn more from others as good leaders always seek to learn more from others.

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A rather complex complex: Brain scans reveal internal conflict during Jung's word association test

A rather complex complex: Brain scans reveal internal conflict during Jung's word association test | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Over 100 years ago psychologist Carl Gustav Jung penned his theory of 'complexes' where he explained how unconscious psychological issues can be triggered by people, events, or Jung believed, through word association tests.
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Get Rid of the Performance Review!

Get Rid of the Performance Review! | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Performance reviews supposedly enlighten subordinates about what they should be doing better. But instead, they destroy morale, kill teamwork and hurt the bottom line.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:50 AM

How do you handle performance reviews?

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:34 PM

Very interesting read.  

george_reed's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:44 PM

I don't think I've ever had a performance review that was particularly motivating for me, whether it was glowing or not.

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The Tale of Two Cultures Productivity

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:49 AM

"Feelings without facts are mute"

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9 ways to empower employees to be leaders | SmartBlogs

9 ways to empower employees to be leaders | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to manage a team of people. Often, day-to-day tasks become priority, and encouraging innovation and leadership can take a backseat. So
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John Michel's curator insight, June 7, 2013 3:53 PM

Great insights on how you can create conditions for employees to be their best.

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The De-Machoing of Great Leadership

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Are you an autocrat like Jack Welch or a nurturer like Tony Hsieh? Here's how leadership has evolved over the last 30 years.

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:59 AM

The world is changing in front of our eyes ...The end of industrial era?

David Hain's comment, June 6, 2013 3:08 PM
Right on!!
John Michel's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:34 PM

We are witness to the emergence of a more people centric approach to leading...and I personally could not be more thankful for it.

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How to Build a Beautiful Company

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Employing open-book management and leadership by consensus, the Sky Factory's Bill Witherspoon has set out to create the perfect business.

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Are You Managing Change Or Leading It?

Are You Managing Change Or Leading It? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose under heaven.” On its face, this well-known King Solomon wisdom, from the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes, delivers hopeful encouragement.
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The New Rules For Thinking In A Digital World

The New Rules For Thinking In A Digital World | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology can make us smarter or stupider, and we need to develop a guide for everyday behavior, making sure that tech is improving our brains.
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Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it? - SmartCompany.com.au

Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it? - SmartCompany.com.au | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it?
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Currently neuroscience has become the dominant theme in emotional intelligence.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:16 PM

Great question to ponder.  Your thoughts?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:49 PM

Will we be able to measure it? Or will it be something that we recognize as the quality of organizations improves?

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't - Forbes

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't
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The secret to leadership is there aren't any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft.

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Content Fan's comment, June 17, 2013 12:48 PM
Indeed, good point Philippe
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:48 PM

Thanks to John, David and Wise Leader!  Great scoop.

 

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Develop Awareness– Great leaders are self aware, organizationally aware, culturally aware, contextually aware, and emotionally aware. They value listening, engaging, observing, and learning over pontificating. They value sensitivity over insensitivity and humility over hubris. Leaders who come across as if they know everything haven’t fooled anyone – except themselves.

 
Doris Palomino's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:24 AM

The 5 key transitions the author proposes make you think about how great human beings we expect great leaders to be: (1) find purpose, (2) people first, (3) develop awareness, (4) shun complexity, and (5) get personal. And I could not agree more about the fact how many people assume the responsability to lead but only a few can do it well: "Average leaders spend time scaling processes, systems, and models – great leaders focus on scaling leadership".

 

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Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees - Entrepreneur

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees - Entrepreneur | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
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Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees
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Most entrepreneurs hate giving their employees feedback on how they're doing.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Good tips on how to do effective feedback. 

 

2. Set feedback expectations early and often.


Once a goal has been defined, set the expectation that employees will receive informal performance feedback. You can give feedback as often as daily for someone in a new role to monthly for a veteran running her own division of your business. Most employees would benefit from even 30 seconds of feedback delivered most weeks. Tell them how often you will provide feedback and that they should ask you for it if you forget.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227027#ixzz2WP6WrtDW

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How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health

How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body.

 

“Positive emotion, positive social connections, and physical health influence one another in a self-sustaining, upward-spiral dynamic,” concludes a research team led by psychologist Bethany Kok of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. It found upbeat emotions inspired by a meditative practice led to greater feelings of connectedness with others, which positively impacted “a biological resource that has been linked to numerous health benefits.”

 

 


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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

I think as we learn to become quiet and relaxed within, the stress chemicals go away.  Maybe this is us going back to our natural state.

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9 ways to empower employees to be leaders | SmartBlogs

9 ways to empower employees to be leaders | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to manage a team of people. Often, day-to-day tasks become priority, and encouraging innovation and leadership can take a backseat. So
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Survey Suggests Most Executives Are In Over Their Heads

Survey Suggests Most Executives Are In Over Their Heads | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
A new survey conducted by global management consulting firm Booz & Co. shows that a striking majority of corporate leaders are not able to keep their priorities straight.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:05 AM

Fascinating!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:32 AM

Very interesteing concept shared here about coherence ~ the fit between value creation for customers, its capabilities, and its products and services.  Thanks David.

 

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How can companies be more successful and executives less frustrated? They need to find what Booz calls “coherence.” That means a fit between the way a company creates value for customers, its capabilities and its products and services. Not surprisingly, at coherent firms, 57% of survey-takers said they enjoyed above-industry-average revenue growth. At firms that were rated “incoherent,” only 18% reported growth above the industry average, and 36% of that group reported growth below the industry average.

Booz has run this study before. Last year it got similar results, though this year was even worse.  For instance, last year 53% of managers didn’t feel their company’s strategy would lead to success. That’s a poor showing, but not as bad as this year’s 64%.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:36 AM

Help?

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The Pearl Of Leadership Comes From Collaborative Action

The Pearl Of Leadership Comes From Collaborative Action | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Dan Pontefract with his book (image: Dan Pontefract) Serendipitous to the opening chapter of the book, The Mona Lisa Is So Small, I was at the Museé de Louvre visiting the magnificent collection of Italian masters when I received notification of a...
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Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph

Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Twenty minutes of yoga is better for boosting brain activity than vigorous exercise for the same amount of time, a study has found.
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David McGavock's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:27 AM

While the data for this study is not presented, the outcome makes sense. Exercise with attention practice would likely have more benefit for the brain-body than just exercise. An interesting line of research. I wonder if anyone has replicated the results.

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Identify the Script Behind Your Emotional Hijacks

Identify the Script Behind Your Emotional Hijacks | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Emotional hijacks – this priming, this mechanism, which is usually so positive in evolution – can take us over. During these hijacks we can become very angry. When the dust settles we

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John Michel's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:30 AM

Emotional hijacks – this priming, this mechanism, which is usually so positive in evolution – can take us over. During these hijacks we can become very angry. When the dust settles we often think, "Oh, why did I say that?"

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Bonding creates high-performing teams

Bonding creates high-performing teams | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

The emotional intelligence model can be looked at in terms of what it means to be intelligent about emotions, which is being self-aware, knowing your own feelings, and why you feel that way."

 

Read more here:  http://linkd.in/13HrNFB


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Linda Allen's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:17 PM

Wise begeats wisdom for all of us. 

Deborah Long's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:22 AM

Characteristics of high performing teams that work well together.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:57 AM

True...true...

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Scientists decode how meditation relieves anxiety

Scientists have found that meditation can reduce anxiety by as much as 39 per cent and have also identified the brain functions involved. Buddhist monks and Zen masters have known ...
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