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Do Psychopaths Get Promoted Faster?

Do Psychopaths Get Promoted Faster? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you charismatic and emotionless If so right this way to the corner office
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John Michel's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:24 AM

While a new meta-analysis has concluded that "business psychopathy" is a "budding field," being cautious with our conclusions might serve us well--although it makes for less exciting headlines. As the British Psychological Society's Occupational Digest Blog argued last week, the research needs to mature. The widely cited finding that 3% of managers are psychopaths versus 1% of the general population comes from asingle study.

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Ethics and Power: How to Strike the Right Balance

Ethics and Power: How to Strike the Right Balance | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Power dynamics are inevitable--and essential--to a functioning organization. Here's how to make sure they're used for good and not evil.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:07 PM

Company cultures, about ethics or anything else, get created by the promotion, compensation, and evaluation choices made every day. Although there are clearly good and bad people, mostly the line between good and bad runs through each one of us. Therefore, the best and possibly only way to ensure the desired behavior is to be clear about norms and expectations and make every decision with the how, not just the what, firmly in mind.

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5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About

5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It amazes me just how many leaders don’t act like leaders.
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Empathy: Leadership Strength or Weakness?

Empathy: Leadership Strength or Weakness? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Empathy: Leadership Strength Or Weakness?


Via Belinda MJ.B, Maya Mathias, AlGonzalezinfo
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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:51 PM

Empathy: Leadership Strength Or Weakness?

Maya Mathias's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:59 PM

Need some hard data to see if you should display empathy as a leader?  This article contains some thought starters.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:04 AM

Empathy is one of my top strength themes that I try to leverage intentionally in times of stress and frustration.  It is very useful to learn about the different types of empathy.  I can now apply this knowledge as I work to improve my self-mastery.  Thanks Maya!

 

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Empathy’s Role in Emotional Intelligence

Research shows people can experience and exhibit three kinds of empathy:

 

~ Cognitive 

~ Emotional

~ Compassionate

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Tired, stressed out, need a break? Recognize it but don't react

Tired, stressed out, need a break? Recognize it but don't react | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It's important to stay focused in the corporate world (photo credit: Getty Images) According to the World Health Organization, the cost of stress to American businesses is as high as $300 billion.  Putting on a brave face doesn’t help.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:17 AM

We keeping looking for technology or medicine to cure our ills and reduce our stress. The power to affect change in our stress levels and with what ails us is not outside it's inside. Take the time to look inward.

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Are You a Strategic Leader? | TIME.com

Are You a Strategic Leader? | TIME.com | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Before you automatically hit the "yes" button, you might want to ask yourself if you can deliver in three key areas. Do you know anyone in business that has jumped on the strategic-leader bandwagon?
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John Michel's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:11 PM

In order to be a true strategic leader, you need to deliver in three critical areas.

Know Your Mission

Have a Vision

Get it Done



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To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself

To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Authenticity requires comfortably connecting with others.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:57 PM

(From the article): Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or "walking the talk." But there's a problem with that association; it focuses on how you feel about yourself. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a self-centered one. Meaning that to be truly authentic, you must not only be comfortable with yourself, but must also comfortably connect with others.

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A new view of Leadership

A new view of Leadership | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
For every Winston Churchill, there is a Fred Goodwin. What makes some leaders soaraway successes, while others crash and burn?

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Servant Leadership: Authenticity and the Spiritual Journey

Servant Leadership: Authenticity and the Spiritual Journey | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Leading with a Noble Purpose and pursuing a life of service to others only becomes authentic, dynamic and revitalizing when your spiritual practice evolves to the higher stages.

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Six Coaching Strategies You Can Apply in the Workplace

Six Coaching Strategies You Can Apply in the Workplace | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Whether on the gridiron, in the boardroom, as part of a project team, or as a personal or professional counselor, all coaches use similar tenets and tools to help others excel. Coaches might implement these tools in different ways, but the common denominators present in most coaching relationships can have lasting effects on employees' performance, as well as on your own.

 

Here are six strategies to boost the effectiveness of your workplace coaching...


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Miranda Scott's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:28 AM

Six strategies to boost the effectiveness of your workplace...

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How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View

How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
It's a necessary prerequisite for persuasion. (Good post on how to understand another's point of view.

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SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, April 30, 2013 7:08 AM
Thank you ^^ I definitely need these sort of information. And I learend lots of things from your strategies to do well in scoop.it.
Karen Dietz's comment, April 30, 2013 11:47 AM
My pleasure Soo-Jin. Keep up the good work!
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:24 PM

Put yourself in the other person's shoes.

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Neuroimaging Identifies Agile Leaders | Wise Leader Group - Psychology in your hands

Neuroimaging Identifies Agile Leaders | Wise Leader Group - Psychology in your hands | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
An article outlining research into neuroimaging techniques being able to identify agile leaders.
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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Eastern thought and meditation are pushing evercloser to the mainstream. Today many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:36 PM

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

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Servant leadership: A path to high performance - Washington Post


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The Cynefin Framework and emotional intelligence

The Cynefin Framework and emotional intelligence | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:37 AM

Feedbacks, comments, thoughts, suggestions are welcome!

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Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR

Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods : NPR | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Refining our capacity to notice is an act of reverence that we can bring to everywhere and everywhen. It's an invitation, bringing the world's most basic presence into view, opening our horizons and restoring our spirits.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:46 PM

The first, I mean the very first time I began notice what was going on inside  me and around me was on five day walk in the woods.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:23 PM

Nature is a great place to let your inner teacher find its voice.

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The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation

The Top 5 Leadership Skills for Sustained Innovation | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone can innovate once. All it takes is a good idea, some hard work, sufficient resources, and a little bit of luck. However, today’s business environment demands ongoing innovation to stay ahead of the pack.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:24 AM

Today’s business environment demands ongoing innovation to stay ahead of the pack. To make innovation a way of life for your company, get to work developing these five leadership skills:

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7 Qualities Of Highly Creative People

7 Qualities Of Highly Creative People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
High imagination but low sociability.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:05 PM

Sure, it's possible for everyone to nurture his or her creative side, but honest observation shows that fresh ideas come more easily to some people than to others.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:16 PM

Who among your folks belong in this category?

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Are You a Visionary Business Leader?

Are You a Visionary Business Leader? | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be a visionary business leader? Vision in business requires that you clearly see where you choose to be in future and formulate the necessary steps to get your organization there.
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Is it time to create your own succession plan? | SmartBlogs

Is it time to create your own succession plan? | SmartBlogs | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're in a senior leadership role in a large organization, there’s a good chance there is a succession plan for your position in case you get promoted,
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Be Brave, Be Honest: What Leadership Looks Like From Here On Out - Forbes

Be Brave, Be Honest: What Leadership Looks Like From Here On Out - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Be Brave, Be Honest: What Leadership Looks Like From Here On Out
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This week three colleagues and I are conducting a five-day leadership and management intensive called Rising Leaders.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:18 AM

Love this post!  From the article:

 

Because being honest about what you fear is essential to real change.


If you can be unflinchingly honest in saying “I don’t know this,” or “I’m worried I won’t be able to do that,” or “that makes me uncomfortable,” you can be brave enough to move into that awkward place of exploration where you’re trying something new; the novice phase that’s part of all true growth.

Linda Allen's curator insight, April 29, 2013 12:49 AM

Good stuff

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A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.

Via Sandeep Gautam, David Hain
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:42 PM

Love, relationships, and MOM!  : )  

Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 28, 2013 1:39 PM
The secret? "Happiness is love. Full stop!" Ahhhh
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 28, 2013 1:39 PM

The secret? "Happiness is love. Full stop!" Ahhhh

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The Disturbing Link Between Psychopathy And Leadership - Forbes

The Disturbing Link Between Psychopathy And Leadership - Forbes | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
How prevalent are psychopaths in the ranks of business management? Research suggests the numbers are higher than the 1 percent incidence in the general population.
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John Michel's curator insight, April 25, 2013 6:18 PM

It is not the image we like to have when we think of business leaders. But troubling research indicates that in the ranks of senior management, psychopathic behavior may be more common than we think – more prevalent in fact than the amount such seriously aberrant behavior occurs in the general population.