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5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Great communicators are highly respected and trusted. To them, it is very important to first build relationships--both personal and professional--as a way to create successful communication. Great communicators appreciate all their relationships and all the interactions they have. They are successful people who become the go-to source for other people within an organization.

One of the advantages that great communicators have is the big opportunity to get promoted and recognized in their careers more frequently as a result of their great communication competencies. Below are five successful practices of great communicators:


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 24, 7:00 PM

Great communicators are better liked, more successful, and produce more value for their organizations. Isn't it time to become a great communicator?

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New Research: What Sets Effective Middle Managers Apart

I recently conducted a study of 56 randomly selected companies involved in major change and innovation efforts in the high-tech, retail, pharmaceutical, banking, automotive, insurance, energy, non-profit, and health care industries. Nearly 68% of these large-scale change and innovative efforts failed.And why middle managers make or break your company.The result was startling: Aside from the role of the senior executives, the most important determinant of success was the role of MLMs. 

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Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational'

Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational' | WorkLife | Scoop.it

The debate about whether these earth-shaking leaders are born or made will continue to rumble on, not least because they’re so apparently rare. Then again, it often only takes one person at the top to kickstart an organisation into action.


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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 19, 8:37 AM

Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

Claude Emond's curator insight, May 19, 8:38 AM

Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 20, 8:42 PM

Transformation is an outcome of a series of transitions. We don't need transformational leaders. We need leaders willing and able to co-create the transitions and who appreciate and help people to be accountable as the transitions are executed.

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Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t

Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t | WorkLife | Scoop.it

 

It is nearly impossible to translate — let alone execute – a strategy that you don’t understand. Yet, according to Donald Sull’s research in the March issue of HBR, almost half of top executives cannot connect the dots between their company’s strategic priorities; and two out of three middle managers say they simply do not understand their strategic direction. McKinsey and Company reported similar findings from its Organizational Health Index as did Timothy Devinney at Australia’s University of Technology in a recent experiment. Taken together, this research points to the fact that most leaders just don’t get what their organizations are trying to do.As bleak as that sounds, leaders can avoid the problem by borrowing a technique from teachers: “compare and contrast.”


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Strategies for Crowdsourcing Your Job Search

Organizations are increasingly using the wisdom of crowds to drive their strategy, innovation, and marketing initiatives. Why shouldn’t you use similar strategies for your job search?

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The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation

The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation | WorkLife | Scoop.it

New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.

 


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Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 22, 8:29 AM

Transformación Rendimiento Mejorar párrafo, preguntas una respuesta.

 

Showleh Tolbert's curator insight, May 23, 11:40 AM

Leadership is not a position or title, it is action and example. 

Boost Your Sales's curator insight, May 23, 2:16 PM

It's all in the questions you ask (yourself)

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Human Capital Report 2015 - World Economic Forum

Human Capital Report 2015 - World Economic Forum | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century, and we must each understand better the global talent value chain. Better data and metrics are critical to this understanding. The Human Capital Index quantifies how countries are developing and deploying their human capital and tracks progress over time. This Report provides comprehensive information on the talent base in each country, including information on education levels of the employed, unemployed and the inactive members of the population as well as the specific qualifications of the latest entrants to the workforce.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 13, 10:58 AM

Useful snapshot on world countries talent base from the people who bring you Davos!

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The Paucity of Leadership

The Paucity of Leadership | WorkLife | Scoop.it

The issue of leadership represents the most pressing challenge for global organizations.  According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Survey, the vast majority of human resources and business leaders (86%) identified leadership as a significant problem and 50% saw this leadership deficit as immediately pressing. 

What is leading to such dismal statistics? This paucity of leadership has myriad causes and some clear remedies. Problems include: The failure to integrate leadership development into the culture of the organization; insufficient and inconsistent investment in people; only allowing select employees to benefit from education and development programs; inadequate succession planning, especially for leaders in the middle to lower levels of the organization; programs focused on theory rather than practical examples; inadequate accountability and insufficient measurement of results.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 16, 5:39 AM

Leaders should be held accountable and rewarded for their talent pipeline. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 17, 1:00 AM

The challenge for leadership development is that it must be more about who a leader is and less about what a leader does. This is the big reasons for the poverty in leaders. There also needs to be less labels like capital and resources and assets when referencing human beings. We need to better better humans it's a simple and complicated as that.

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Don't Be a Leader: Just Lead

Don't Be a Leader: Just Lead | WorkLife | Scoop.it

There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. Whether they're individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves.

 

- Simon Sinek

The idea of being a leader always appealed to me. I held my first management position at 22, leading a small production team in a bookbindery. I loved being in charge--making decisions and trying to motivate my team. But one day, I heard a comment I've never forgotten. After chastising a line worker for a mistake, he snapped back:

You know, you're the type of manager the rest of us hate.


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 14, 7:25 PM

schools, especially struggling schools, need leaders who others chose to follow.  Leaders who are not nclusive, who listen, who admit mistakes, and care profoundly about the people in the school...they have a vision for learning and inspire others to follow them through the hard work of school improvement.  This is something each leader must develop for themselves in order for them to authentic...one just can't follow a book or mimic someone else.  Leadership must be developed through the hard work and dedication of an individual who wants to spire greatness in others.

David Bell's curator insight, May 15, 3:56 PM

Powerful concept, and it rings true in practice.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:22 PM

I like the 6 suggestions. It actually comes down to this. If you want to be a better leader, become a better human being

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Change This - 10 Lessons on Art and Strategy

Change This - 10 Lessons on Art and Strategy | WorkLife | Scoop.it
“War is just a metaphor for every problem you’ve ever had in your life. Without problems, you’ve got no plot, and without a plot, your character can’t develop. So don’t just choose your battles. Embrace them.”
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Why your iPhone is making you a capitalist tool

Why your iPhone is making you a capitalist tool | WorkLife | Scoop.it

For centuries, economists have built their models of the economy based on a certain vision of humans: as rational, calculating, profit-maximising individuals, free from the whimsies of emotion, humour and spontaneity. Homo economicus is a lone wolf. He does not exist in communities in which giving, reciprocity and trust influence his decisions. In short, you would not invite him to your dinner parties.

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How to Show Trustworthiness in a Job Interview

Take the time to think very deliberately about how you will convey your warmth in your next interview – or in your next call with a new client or colleague. It’s difficult to exaggerate the benefits of coming across as trustworthy, or the opportunities lost when you don’t.

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EDS, an HP Company 'Cat Herders' - YouTube

Ad of the year in 2000, this EDS creative captures the eternal issue of steering disparate stakeholders in the right direction.

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Seth's Blog: When you do work that matters, the crowd will call you a fool

Seth's Blog: When you do work that matters, the crowd will call you a fool | WorkLife | Scoop.it
If you do something remarkable, something new and something important, not everyone will understand it (at first). Your work is for someone, not everyone. Unless you're surrounded only by someones, you will almost certainly encounter everyone. And when you do,...
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Getting a grip

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NEXT time you shake hands with your doctor, beware—you may be giving away your life expectancy. A paper just published in the Lancet, by Darryl Leong of...
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Crowdsourcing Leadership

Crowdsourcing Leadership | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Management gurus tell us what leadership is…and isn't. Years of research have taken us from employee-driven quality control, to empowerment, to "followership." By "turning the pyramid upside down," many of these approaches encourage employees to do what they think is best to serve customers, improve processes and innovate. Beyond these, however, in the age of closer and closer connectedness we are seeing a new organizational phenomenon. We call it crowdsourcing leadership.
Much like composer Eric Whitacre, who uses crowdsourcing to splice together individual singers' voices to create masterful choral works (albeit with digital technology), business leaders are increasingly asking employees to lend their voices—and talents—to the chorus of direction and leadership. 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 5:07 AM

Is crowd sourcing leadership a new answer? Seems to me it's a trendy way of describing dialogue and engagement...

Dixie Binford's curator insight, May 15, 10:04 AM

I thought of a new Superintendent of Schools as I read this article.  How could he/she use this approach to open a channel of communication with teachers and principals?

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Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD

Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD | WorkLife | Scoop.it

emotional intelligence, which evaluates how well individuals perceive and deal with affectively charged interpersonal situations. But there are situations in which leaders have to deal with the emotions of large groups of people, not just those of one or a few individuals and most managers don’t have time to operate on a one-on-one basis all the time. Understanding the collective can help leaders respond effectively to the group as a whole. This happens in situations such as dealing with the collective anxiety of executives facing the news of corporate restructuring; or public authorities dealing with the collective anger of large groups of people in the streets; or politicians seeking to inspire large groups of people to win an election. Those with the skill to pick up on the subtle emotional cues of the collective can adapt accordingly and, according to our research, earn more respect as a result. So how can this ability to see the forest for the trees be applied by leaders?


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Eloquens's curator insight, May 17, 4:37 PM

How does your emotional intelligence help you to implement your strategy?

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 18, 8:56 AM

"Los Lideres detectan y re orientan las Emociones colectivas, percibiendo las actitudes de miembros Emergentes de grandes Grupos, quienes tienen Actitudes Significativas, Consistentes y Poderosas, que muestran su Influencia hacia la Mayoría y son respetados por ellas"  -MHE-

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, May 24, 6:43 PM

Do you have the ability to "crowd-source” emotions? Being able to gauge the collective emotions of others is a big leg up in the professional world. Read how you can hone this advantage.

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How to Get the Feedback You Need

You need feedback to learn and grow, and if you’re waiting for your annual review to find out how you’re performing, you’re not getting enough of it. But how do you get the focused input you need? 

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You Are Not Your Job

You Are Not Your Job | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Realizing how intertwined my work was with my identity meant seeing myself in the absence of external goals or achievements. It meant feeling the loss and still believing in it all, even though it was breaking my heart. It meant caring without attachment and accepting myself as enough. Only then, was I able to see what had been true all along. I am not my job.

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Keeping it real

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“Keeping it real” - How authentic is your corporate purpose? identifies 12 drivers of authenticity, divided into those that relate to identity and those that relate to image. Drivers range from how transparent and open to self-regulation a company is, to its long-term orientation and consistency. It also takes into consideration differentiating factors such as passion and originality. And as Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Director of IMD’s CSL Learning Platform points out “What we have now - as a result of this research - is a veritable diagnostic toolset that can be used by companies to drive authenticity throughout their organizations.”

“Together with strong leadership, our research shows that awareness is the top dimension that drives authenticity – meaning that a company has an understanding of its own strengths and weaknesses, what drives or motivates its actions and how this affects key stakeholders and the environment. But all drivers are critical to overcoming the skepticism of internal and external audiences and must be managed in a comprehensive way,” said Daina Mazutis, Professor of Strategy and Ethics at IMD.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 4:57 AM

Purpose is not a communications tool but a way of being that aids internal and external stakeholder communication! ~ IMD

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Restoring Humanity to Leadership

Restoring Humanity to Leadership | WorkLife | Scoop.it

With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging back into leadership development after the down-years of the recession. In 2013, companies spent an estimated worldwide total of US$45.5 billion on education for leaders at all levels.


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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 16, 9:31 AM

To be a leader, you have to have a purpose and people who want to follow you over that purpose. You do not study to become a leader. Your purpose in life is the start of it all. No purpose, nothing to lead forward. What is your purpose ?

Claude Emond's curator insight, May 16, 9:32 AM

To be a leader, you have to have a purpose and people who want to follow you over that purpose. You do not study to become a leader. Your purpose in life is the start of it all. No purpose, nothing to lead forward. What is your purpose ?

E-Copywriting's curator insight, May 18, 8:00 PM

We need to invest in our entire workforce, including our management teams.

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Storytelling with Data Visualization

Storytelling with Data Visualization | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.

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Anna Vetter's curator insight, May 1, 8:21 AM

L'infographie pour raconter des histoires.

Un article fort clairement documenté sur l'émergence des données visuelles. En prime, quelques conseils utiles pour la conception :

- organiser le plan de l'infographie sur le papier

- identifier l'idée force (comme sujet principal de l'infographie)

- vérifier l'exactitude des informations et la légitimité des sources

- faire aussi beau que possible !

Nikke Blout's curator insight, May 13, 5:16 PM

Content Marketing: the magic of visualizations in helping data tell the story. #contentmarketing #marketing #bigdata #sales #agility

Dianita Páez's curator insight, May 14, 1:23 PM

Infografías que cuenten historias. 

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John Kotter’s 8 steps for business transformation

John Kotter’s 8 steps for business transformation | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School leadership and change guru Dr John P. Kotter’s eight steps for business transformation have helped leaders improve their organisations. Here’s how it’s done

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, April 13, 5:56 AM

This is a nice summary of Kotter's 8 Steps for successful change management.


Language is important in leading change, and this version interprets the steps with some new descriptions (to me anyway)

e.g.  "unleash burning ambition" and "lean into the gap"


These might work on your change programme - but use discretion!



Gary Johnsen's curator insight, May 4, 8:43 AM

New perspective on Kooter's traditional  change model

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12 Hard Truths About Leadership That Will Make You Smarter

12 Hard Truths About Leadership That Will Make You Smarter | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Take these lessons to heart and you will succeed significantly.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 6:47 PM
Take these lessons to heart and you will succeed significantly.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip


Lay Leng Low's curator insight, May 12, 10:51 PM

How to intentionally practise and implement these 12 truths is the challenge.  In particular, how to do the things that make us proud and not worry about what other people think. 

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 15, 2:48 PM

Great tips for not only leaders, but people in general.  Do what you love, listen to others, reflect, and forgive yourself when you make mistakes.

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23 Brilliant Life Lessons From Anthony Bourdain

Few people on the planet have lived the kind of globetrotting and adventure-filled life that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has. You can probably learn a thing or two from the man.

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