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The Behaviors that Define A-Players

The Behaviors that Define A-Players | WorkLife | Scoop.it

@jhzengerResearch suggests nine ways to get ahead of the pack.

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@jhzenger - nice summary of high-performance attributes.

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Consiglieri - Richard Hytner

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Not everyone can be in charge but, more importantly, not everyone should want to be. Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks it’s time to celebrate the second-in-commands, the consiglieri: from Merlin, to Al Gore, Rasputin to Machiavelli. These are the deputies, the Vice Presidents, the C-suite, the department heads – lieutenants, advisers, …

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Richard Martin's curator insight, July 22, 2:21 AM

Richard Hytner's book explores the role of the consigliere - the counsellor, the deputy, the person with the leader's ear. It is a leadership role in and of itself, one often performed within the cycling trade team. The 'road captain', for example, is often in service of the team's General Classification contender or sprinter, but they are to be seen encouraging team mates, liaising with the directeur sportifs in the team cars, and making decisions on the road, constantly adapting to context (weather, terrain, accidents, illness, fitness of colleagues). Interestingly, Hytner's book includes numerous references to the professional road racing outfit, Team Sky, and its leadership and operation both behind the scenes and on the road.

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The Power of No: 12 Things to Say “No” To Today

Adapted from the book "The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness" by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher http:/…
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Very powerful tips - difficult to apply consistently but well worth the effort and practice.

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So you’ve joined LinkedIn, what now?

So you’ve joined LinkedIn, what now? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Checking your account every few weeks isn’t going to cut it – to really connect and communicate in today’s social media savvy world you need to understand how to use the site to maximise your networking potential. Here’s how.
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Check out Dionne Lew's excellent new book, 'The Social Executive', a step-by-step guide to the whys and hows of using different social media.

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For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots

For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots | WorkLife | Scoop.it
When you really make people feel heard, they're more likely to do what you want.
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Empathetic listening - some good tips.

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Learning to Speak Up When You're from a Culture of Deference

Learning to Speak Up When You're from a Culture of Deference | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Many of us are uncomfortable speaking with people of higher status. We can feel self-conscious, unsure of what to say, and afraid what we’re going to say — or what we’re saying — is the wrong thing. After these conversations, we often replay in our heads what we said, analyze what we shouldn’t have said, or realize what we should have said but didn’t. But imagine what communicating up the hierarchy is like for people from countries and cultures where notions of hierarchy are much deeper and much more ingrained than ours. 

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In a global world, there's still much to divide us -- if we aren't alert and self-aware...

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

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The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.


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John Michel's curator insight, July 11, 10:53 PM

Finding joy in your career and life means knowing what you’re passions are. If you have trouble coming up with your list of passions, think about the best experiences you’ve had, what you do when you’re procrastinating, or what you daydream about.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 14, 4:27 PM

How can I tell you if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t where you are headed.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 15, 6:33 PM

I love it!

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The Right Way to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"

The Right Way to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?" | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it dishonesty — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my experience, I’ve noticed that, of all culprits, college career centers are exceptional traffickers of such miseducation. In the process, they’re hurting their brightest students’ chances of making it in the world of startups by convincing them to give dishonest answers to tough interview que

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Impact Is Not an Option

Impact Is Not an Option | WorkLife | Scoop.it

We are all on a global stage and our impact is being measured. We now have Klout, Kred and TrustCloud! as predominant platforms just beginning to measure your impact. While these are still in development and are incomplete in what they measure -- a conversation has begun about how a person's online presence can be measured. I am terrified of this trajectory, however, I believe that it is catching on so quickly that it cannot be ignored.

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Excellent insights from Jennifer Sertl on leaders' responsibilities to themselves...

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5 Storytelling Tips From Social Introverts

5 Storytelling Tips From Social Introverts | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Walking alone into a crowded room to mingle with strangers leaves most introverts drenched in flop sweat —which is precisely why many of them are such gifted storytellers. It’s a survival mech…
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Handy tips for breaking the ice...

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Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy

Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Study after study has shown that listening is critical to leadership effectiveness. So, why are so few leaders good at it? Too often, leaders seek to take command, direct conversations, talk too much, or worry about what they will say next in defense or rebuttal.  Additionally, leaders can react quickly, get distracted during a conversation, or fail to make the time to listen to others.  Finally, leaders can be ineffective at listening if they are competitive, if they multitask such as reading emails or text messages, or if they let their egos get in the way of listening to what others have to say.

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Employees used to know just your name, your face, your business reputation. Now they know your salary, your hometown, your connections on LinkedIn, how much your house is worth. They know more than ever, and you’re under pressure to share more than ever, too – 76% of global executives think it’s a good idea for their CEO to be on social media. And along with this increased transparency, you’re held accountable for areas you know less about: new technologies, new markets, new cultures and geographies representing new stakeholders. It’s no wonder CEO tenure is declining.

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Excellent summary of what's ahead for leaders...

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CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help

CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help | WorkLife | Scoop.it

We know we want leaders who are smart, decisive, transformative, and possessed of a singular vision. But there’s an often-overlooked factor that can make the difference between success and failure: a leader’s ability to go far outside the organization—mobilizing networks of critical expertise—to get help in solving problems.

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How effective leaders mobilise networks - and networks of networks - to get things done.

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Leading Across Borders Takes More than a Multicultural Background

Leading Across Borders Takes More than a Multicultural Background | WorkLife | Scoop.it

I recently had a phone conversation with Cosimo Turroturro, who runs a speakers’ association based in London. Simply on the basis of his name, my assumption before the call was that he was Italian. But as soon as he spoke, starting sentences with the German “ja”, it was clear from his accent that he was not.

 

Turroturro explained, “My mother was Serbian, my father was Italian, I was born in Italy and raised largely in Germany, although I have spent most of my adult life in the UK. So you see, these cultural differences that you talk about, I don’t need to speak to anyone else in order to experience them. I have all of these challenges right inside myself.”

 

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Don't assume that 'global cosmopolitans' are the best people to lead multicultural organisations or projects - they might lack empathy for those who struggle with cross-cultural issues.

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | WorkLife | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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maria papanikou's curator insight, July 21, 10:04 AM

A complete list of sites sources of knowledge for free no matter what our field of interest may be! Get the time to explore it and choose what serves you the best! 

Richard Samson's curator insight, July 21, 11:38 PM

There is something for everyone here. You can learn about anything online!

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

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What Predicts Success? It's Not Your IQ

What Predicts Success? It's Not Your IQ | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The CEO of one of the world’s largest money management firms was puzzled. He wanted to know why there was a Bell curve for performance among his employees, with a few outstanding, most in the middle,
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Daniel Goleman: 'The higher you go up the ladder, the more emotional intelligence matters: for top leadership positions they are about 80 to 90 percent of distinguishing competences.'

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How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View

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Influential leaders know how to engage others in “their there". To understand why this step is so important, imagine that you’re at one end of a shopping mall — say, the northeast corner, by a cafe. Next, imagine that a friend of yours is at the opposite end of the mall, next to a toy store. And imagine that you’re telling that person how to get to where you are. Now, picture yourself saying, “To get to where I am, start in the northeast corner by a cafe.” That doesn’t make sense, does it? Because that’s where you are, not where the other person is

 

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Another in Goullston and Ullmen's excellent series on influence.

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Get Your Brain Unstuck

Get Your Brain Unstuck | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Don't keep chasing solutions; make them sneak up on you.
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What creatives know so well - and management is just starting to accept... 'dogged persistence can actually backfire'.

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Leadership Is to Shift the Inner Place from Where We Operate - YouTube

heoryPlaylist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjZrG4kGCY&list=PLDE5032D09C12992D&feature=view_all Joseph Jaworski, author of Synchronicity and co-author of Pres...

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Otto Scharmer discusses leadership blind spots and the inner-listening required of leaders today...

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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | WorkLife | Scoop.it
In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable. My one glimmer of [...]
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Decision Insights: Stop wasting valuable time! - Bain & Company - Publications

Decision Insights: Stop wasting valuable time! - Bain & Company - Publications | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The typical company’s senior executives spend less than three hours a month working together as a team, and usually less than three hours discussing strategic issues. But it doesn't need to be this way.
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These tips sound so straightforward, yet few management teams appear to have the discipline to enforce them.

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12 Characteristics Of A Horrible Boss (Infographic)

12 Characteristics Of A Horrible Boss (Infographic) | WorkLife | Scoop.it
I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point, we’ve worked a job where the manager was absolutely dreadful. The type of boss that makes your job unbearable to a point where you feel like walking …
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5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Questioning is undoubtedly a valuable leadership tool. Asking the right questions can help business leaders to anticipate changes, seize opportunities, and move their organizations in new directions. But how you question is critical. 

 

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'We live in the world our questions create'...

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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | WorkLife | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.

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Good, commonsense tips.

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The Paying-It-Forward Payoff

The Paying-It-Forward Payoff | WorkLife | Scoop.it

You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours. But if you scratch my back, am I any more likely to scratch someone else’s? Most of us are familiar with direct reciprocity – the idea that people respond to kind actions directed toward them with other kind actions. But generalized reciprocity — “you help me and I help someone else” can be a bit trickier to measure. New research, however, shows that it might be possible for companies to encourage such generosity among employees.

 

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Intention is at the heart of all positive behaviour. Not sure I'd be comfortable accepting someone's offer of help if I questioned their ultimate motivation...

 

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The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here's how to connect the dots.
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Some insightful quotes and tips with a strong neuroscience foundation.

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