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Orchestra Without a Conductor - Let's Grow Leaders

Orchestra Without a Conductor - Let's Grow Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
This was a farewell.  The last concert of the year for the high-school orchestra.  The seniors wore roses and beamed with personality. The conductor held up his baton, and the music began.  Powe

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 23, 2013 6:22 PM

Simple, powerful and resonant ~ you will love this post by Karin!

John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:04 AM

A great reminder of what it means to lead well. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:19 AM

A nice short piece that resonates loudly like a good orchestra.

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The Power of Business Chemistry

The Power of Business Chemistry | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

It happens all the time. You walk into a meeting anticipating a clear resolution only to encounter someone who asks to bring others into the equation; or someone who insists on crunching more data; or someone who simply has a better idea. Sound familiar? As CFO, juggling such diverse stakeholder personalities comes with the territory.

Luckily, there are clues to deciphering personalities in business that can help CFOs better relate to others. Termed “Business Chemistry,” the framework identifies distinct patterns of behavior that can be harnessed to not only improve individual interactions, but also to influence strategy.

 

Download the CFO Insights article, "The Power of Business Chemistry," to learn more..


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Rim Riahi's curator insight, May 28, 2013 3:31 AM

It happens all the time. You walk into a meeting anticipating a clear resolution only to encounter someone who asks to bring others into the equation; or someone who insists on crunching more data; or someone who simply has a better idea. Sound familiar? As CFO, juggling such diverse stakeholder personalities comes with the territory.

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QUESTIONS OF ETHICS: How You are a Big Picture Thinker or Detail-Oriented Affects Your Values

QUESTIONS OF ETHICS: How You are a Big Picture Thinker or Detail-Oriented Affects Your Values | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
QUESTIONS OF ETHICS: How You are a Big Picture Thinker or Detail-Oriented Affects Your Values - http://t.co/qxRt00Jgg2

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Mediocre Me - Monkey’s in Our Midst

Mediocre Me - Monkey’s in Our Midst | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

From a very early age we are conditioned to believe its okay to go along if it will help us get along. And frequently this works for us. Unfortunately, most of us never break out of this type of thinking. 


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John Michel's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:47 PM

From a very early age we are conditioned to believe its okay to go along if it will help us get along. And frequently this works for us. Unfortunately, most of us never break out of this type of thinking. 

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How to Walk Away

How to Walk Away | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The costs to a person who does not know when to quit can be enormous. In economics it's known as sunk cost fallacy, though the costs are more than financial. While we recognize the fallacy almost immediately in others, it's harder to see in ourselves. Why?

There are several powerful, largely unconscious psychological forces at work. We may throw good money after bad or waste time in a dead-end relationship because we haven't come up with an alternative; or because we don't want to admit to our friends and family, or to ourselves, that we were wrong. But the most likely culprit is this innate, overwhelming aversion to sunk costs.

 

Read more at: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/05/how-to-walk-away/275833/

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John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:06 AM

The costs to a person who does not know when to quit can be enormous. In economics it's known as sunk cost fallacy, though the costs are more than financial. While we recognize the fallacy almost immediately in others, it's harder to see in ourselves. Why?

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From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership

From Now To How: Social, Virtual and Cross Generational Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You can criticize, condemn and complain or imagine, ins…
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Rim Riahi's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:49 AM

You can criticize, condemn and complain or imagine, ins…

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

We need new leadership.

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Take Responsibility for the Drama Caused by Your Own Expectations - Butterfly Maiden

Take Responsibility for the Drama Caused by Your Own Expectations - Butterfly Maiden | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"The emotional drama that you are feeling is directly related to how you perceive that he failed to meet your expectations." Lessons learned!


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Getting Real About Leadership - Thin Difference

Getting Real About Leadership - Thin Difference | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Learning about leadership is different than doing leadership in the workplace. By leading, leadership gets real with these unconventional principles.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:13 AM

Leadership does not happen in places where fear is present. Many organizations and their leaders use fear to 'motivate' people. That is not possible.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:42 PM

Some tips to ponder.

 

 I agree that leading means supporting and encouraging.  

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Leadership #PeopleSkills: Lead Quietly w/ Courage to Roar - Kate Nasser

Leadership #PeopleSkills: Lead Quietly w/ Courage to Roar - Kate Nasser | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership people skills guide leaders to engage the talent hired for max success. Leaders, here's how to balance your strengths and theirs w/o directing!

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John Michel's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:54 PM

Leadership people skills are critical to success. From inspiring and engaging to communicating and resolving conflicts, leadership people skills are at the heart of it all.


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“Doing” and “Being” a Leader: Not the Same Thing | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership

“Doing” and “Being” a Leader: Not the Same Thing | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:08 AM

We are taught what to do as leaders, but we have to learn how to be good leaders. “Being” involves understanding yourself, your context, and what you want your future to “be.” “Being” a leader involves being fully present with a person, understanding their needs and truly listening to their concerns. A leader in “being” is one who puts away their smart phone, turns away from the computer, focuses on the other person in the office and makes “being” with them the most important priority in the moment

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3 Steps For Plotting Your Personal Future In An Uncertain World

3 Steps For Plotting Your Personal Future In An Uncertain World | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

What’s the best way to feel productive and valued at work and in life? Having a sense of where you’re going. To do that, you need to forecast your own future, and then put yourself on the path to get there.


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Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands.
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FOG - How To Use Emotional Intelligence: Free Poster - Six Seconds

FOG - How To Use Emotional Intelligence: Free Poster - Six Seconds | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

At Six Seconds, we’ve developed a 3-step process to put emotional intelligence into action. Recently, I wrote about stepping through fear, and described the steps as FOG. Want to make an emotionally intelligent choice? 

 

FOG:
F: Feelings. What’s going on inside?
O: Options. How could I respond?
G: Goals. Why might I move forward?

The same steps apply when solving a problem between people…


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I'm not particularly interested in the poster, but fogging issues seems like a great way to harness our emotional intelligence!

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Eliane Fierro's curator insight, May 19, 2013 5:11 PM

Simple questions to respond to an event.

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Great Leaders Communicate in the Positive - Life Science Leader

Great Leaders Communicate in the Positive - Life Science Leader | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
 By Eric Shaffer Being, thinking, and communicating in the positive take time and effort and are an absolute must for all leaders. Imagine you a...

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Great !! Visit my topic on leadeship too ... Hope you will like it http://www.scoop.it/t/leadship-mantra
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Just starting out on Scoop - Let's see what we can do

Pavel Barta's comment, June 4, 2013 4:44 PM
I think leaders have an obligation to lead unto light, and create more leaders - the only way to do that is by being positive. Here is a great example of a man who managed to incorporate this into his professional life http://sco.lt/63H8lN
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10 Phrases That Can Solve Any Work Problem

10 Phrases That Can Solve Any Work Problem | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Resolving conflicts can be one of the hardest parts of a leader's job. Here are 10 phrases that can be used to dissolve any problem.

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F. Thunus's comment, May 17, 2013 9:15 AM
This is mandatory reading !! :-)
John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:12 AM

Conflicts are an inevitable part of running a small business. In fact, effectively resolving conflicts within your company can actually build a strong and diverse team that will keep fresh ideas and creativity flowing. If everyone agrees with the boss's point of view, your company's direction and efforts will get stale fast. That being said, too much conflict isn't desirable either. To achieve the delicate balance, you need to have the skills to intervene when a healthy debate goes awry.

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How women redefine power | SmartBlogs

How women redefine power | SmartBlogs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

On May 9, 200 women leaders gathered at the Forbes Women's Summit.  This wasn’t a conference about advancing women. It was a conference about women advancing


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Mind the (Expectations) Gap — Break The Frame

Mind the (Expectations) Gap — Break The Frame | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How do you bridge the gap between your perceptions, hopes, dreams, desires and reality? Whether better or worse, there is often a gap to cross.
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Some really great questions here!

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From Boomer to Gen Y Leaders: New Emperors Need Newer Clothes

From Boomer to Gen Y Leaders: New Emperors Need Newer Clothes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, we Boomers were fretting over a previous …
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John Michel's curator insight, May 24, 2013 6:10 AM

The younger, new emperors need clothes that fit authentically and inspirationally… and to find their own unique voice in tune with the times. They must lead with eyes wide open while learning to swim in the steamy, uncharted waters of our new economy.

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MOC the Week: Leadership Lollipop Moments

MOC the Week: Leadership Lollipop Moments | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

When did we make leadership such a big thing? We have built it up to be something so extraordinary, that it can often seem out of reach for many of us.

As part of a leadership programme or when I am coaching, I will often ask for examples of leaders. The usual responses include Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Ghandi.

Although I may get examples of past managers that people have worked with, I can't think of one example when someone has replied "me!"

Why is this? Why do we have difficulty in considering ourselves as leaders?


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Is What We Need From Leaders Prewired Into Our Brains?

Is What We Need From Leaders Prewired Into Our Brains? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As much as we all enjoy the sound of birds chirping, sometimes they can be a nuisance. Their droppings on outdoor furniture cushions are aggravating and time-consuming to clean up.

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The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you have a target to shoot for and better prepares you to support your team’s development. Our research revealed these six benchmarks:

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John Michel's curator insight, May 17, 2013 7:22 AM

In 1996, 51% of US employees were reported to be members of team.  By 2006, it had increased to 84%. As our world becomes more complex, the need for teams will continue to grow. Understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you a target to shoot for and better prepares you to support your team’s development.

Eric Vanetti's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:47 AM

These benchmarks are achievable when supported by effective leadership.

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What Questions Did You Ask Today?

"The average five-year-old asks 65 questions per day, most of them starting with "why." The average 44-year-old manager only asks six questions per day; most of them starting with "when," "where," or "how much."

The number of questions we ask per day doesn't increase until retirement. Why retirement? Because that's when we start asking, "Where are my keys?" and "Why did I walk into this room?" 

In this animated three-minute video, Chic Thompson the author of What a Great Idea!, will help you "jump start" your question asking ability."


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john dimitriou's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:49 AM

Questions, questions and more questions. What are the right questions?

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:25 PM

Fabulous!    

 

Jonas Salk:  "The answer to every problem pre-exists.  We need to ask the right Questions to reveal the answers."

 

Great tips...........Parents:  instead of asking "what did you learn today?", ask "what questions did you ask today?"

 

Desinging learning, we need to ask HOW last.  What and why first.  "What is the result we want to see, feel and hear."  Then:  Why do you want to achieve these results.  LAST:  How will we do it.  

 

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:08 AM

Fabulous!    

 

Jonas Salk:  "The answer to every problem pre-exists.  We need to ask the right Questions to reveal the answers."

 

Great tips...........Parents:  instead of asking "what did you learn today?", ask "what questions did you ask today?"

 

Desinging learning, we need to ask HOW last.  What and why first.  "What is the result we want to see, feel and hear."  Then:  Why do you want to achieve these results.  LAST:  How will we do it.  

 

 

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Top 10 Leadership Lessons from the Villains We Love to Hate - exploreB2B

Top 10 Leadership Lessons from the Villains We Love to Hate - exploreB2B | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
1.     Identify Your Goal and Stay Focused. Gollum wanted his “Precious.” He didn’t let anyone deter him from staying the course and retrieving the ring-to-rule-them-all. Evil sorcerers, orcs, ...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:10 PM

We love to hate these guys, but we gotta admit it. They really know what it takes to be effective leaders.

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3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People - Six Seconds

3 Habits of Extremely Optimistic People - Six Seconds | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Optimistic people have coping strategies to manage the many adversities of life.
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Some good messages here.

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Eric Vanetti's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:56 AM

Good advice that we can all learn from. Each of us is responsible for our own happiness in life.

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8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday

8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Forget about your job title or profession – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive at work. It’s time to set down your gallon-sized container of coffee, toss out your three
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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.