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Developing a Leadership Pipeline That Works

Developing a Leadership Pipeline That Works | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
One lesson that you learn reasonably early in life is that if you need to be somewhere at a specific time, and you know roughly how long it will take to make the trip to your destination, it is important to begin the trip on time.  No combination ...
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Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work

Why Leadership Training Doesn't Work | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Most leadership training is somewhere between just OK and awful. It doesn't have to be that way.
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Looking for an extra boost of creativity? Try dimming the lights.

Looking for an extra boost of creativity? Try dimming the lights. | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
A new study has found that dim lighting may actually boost your creativity. But here's the best part. The test subjects' creativity was assessed by having them make up a science fiction story and draw aliens.
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John Michel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:04 PM

A new study has found that dim lighting may actually boost your creativity. But here's the best part. The test subjects' creativity was assessed by having them make up a science fiction story and draw aliens. Yes, really.

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What Inspiring Leaders Do

What Inspiring Leaders Do | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Inspiration is what people want. Here's how to give it to them.
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Annette Swann's curator insight, June 20, 2013 11:45 PM

This article discusses the study that suggests you can learn to be inspiring and should adopt many inspirational modes.

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Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter

Welcome to Leadership, You Imposter | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Start catching yourself when the direct feeling of fraud, imposter, or fear of "being found out" comes up, and take a mental pause. Recognize that it's a distortion of the situation and dismiss it.
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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...

Dr. 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

The Tale of Two Cultures Productivity | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

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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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How To Lead A Flat Army

How To Lead A Flat Army | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

A new kind of organization is emerging, capable of achieving both continuous innovation and transformation along with disciplined execution, while also delighting those for whom the work is done and inspiring those doing the work.

 

These organizations have moved the production frontier of what is possible. It is generating a new economy—the Creative Economy.


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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:31 AM

Steve Denning interviews the author of the new book 'Flat Army: Creating a connected and engaged organization'. The Creative Economy asks for a new type of leadership. In the book Flat Army this is attributed within the connected, participative and collaborative leader, who stands among its people to lead them forward. Furthermore, the author Dan Pontefract adds Pervasive Learning and Collaborative Technologies to this Connected Leadership, which all will help "to establish the Creative Economy."

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How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company

How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Transformational leadership is only one style of management, but it has the potential to empower your workforce to do more than you thought possible.
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How to Get From Distraction to Satisfaction

How to Get From Distraction to Satisfaction | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Multitasking can leave us feeling disoriented at the end of the day. What’s worse, this frenetic shifting between two or more things can rob us of a sense of satisfaction.Jeremy Hunter, PhD,

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:01 AM

This is totally relevant in so many ways...  


From the article:


Recollect


Mindfulness is one approach to shift away from distraction. One of the things that we work with in the course is to simply build in a moment – one minute, two minutes – where you just stop and let your attention come back to where you are. It doesn't look weird in the office. You’re simply stopping, pausing, taking a breath, and letting your attention recollect into the here-and-now. That’s a relatively easy way to regain your focus.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:07 AM

We need to be present and feel grounded in our work and lives.

John Michel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:06 PM

Multitasking can leave us feeling disoriented at the end of the day. What’s worse, this frenetic shifting between two or more things can rob us of a sense of satisfaction.

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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Learn how to say "yes" to the present moment.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 20, 2013 7:59 AM

Stressed, time poor - read this!


'Most people these days are stressed out by the fast pace of life, economy, and worries about the future. In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent agreed that "people would be much happier and healthier if they knew how to slow down and live in the moment" (Mental Health Foundation, 2010).  It is no wonder that mindfulness has rapidly gained attention in the popular press and is one of the few complementary medicine techniques to be offered in  hospitals and clinics worldwide. But what exactly is mindfulness?'


Excellent short introduction to mindfulness by Dr Melanie Greenberg.

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Meditation Isn't Just About Inner Peace—in the Valley It's About Getting Ahead | Wired Business | Wired.com

Meditation Isn't Just About Inner Peace—in the Valley It's About Getting Ahead | Wired Business | Wired.com | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it's not just about inner peace—it's about getting ahead.

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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, PhD'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

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