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Leading Ethically and The Control Trap

Leading Ethically and The Control Trap | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

Why is controlling leadership so harmful in organizations? There are a number of powerful reasons that have ethical implications:
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Do we have a leadership issue? | TrainingZone.co.uk

Do we have a leadership issue? | TrainingZone.co.uk | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Improving leadership is often seen as a panacea. The cry goes up for leadership and for leaders who will swoop in and save the day. These new leaders are expected to be like comic book superheroes with billowing capes and impossibly perfect physiques. They will put things right against all the odds, and good will triumph. So, the solution to all the problems is to run a leadership program. Clearly there is not enough leadership in the middle levels of the organisation. It is the missing ingredient that is denying us the success we deserve. A leadership programme is commissioned and run...and very little changes.

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Interesting thoughts about follower skills - and we all have to follow someone!

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Honor Yourself

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Today I ask you to honor yourself. I know what you are probably thinking: that the best leaders are the ones who are of service to others.
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More wisdom from @LollyDaskal...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:58 PM

I need to like myself before I can expect others to.

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Curing the Common Cold of Leadership: Poor Listening

Curing the Common Cold of Leadership: Poor Listening | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders today are beset by overwhelming demands – scheduled every 15 minutes through the day, with an incoming barrage of messages via phone, email, texts, and knocks on the door. Who has time

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:48 PM

How to be more mindful ... and less basal ganglia!

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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If and when it's employed properly, humor can be a key to success at work. Here's how.

Via Roger Francis
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Life's tough enough, and for most people it's a long way to retirement - may as well enjoy it along the way...!

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Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity

Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Three factors have kept complexity science out of C-suites -- until now.

Via Create Wise Leader
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"Managers, I think, should now get ready to face the full complexity of their organizations and economic environments and, if not control them, learn how to intervene with deliberate, positive effect. Embracing complexity will not make their jobs easier, but it is a recognition of reality, and an idea whose time has come."


Good article, preaching a pragmatic view of the reality we live with...

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5 Ways Storytelling Can Boost Participation and Performance

5 Ways Storytelling Can Boost Participation and Performance | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Boost morale, performance and collaboration by telling the story in which others want to participate.
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Innovation Excellence | How to Suck at Leadership

Innovation Excellence | How to Suck at Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you’re tired of being an effective leader, here’s some timely advice on how to do it badly. (#Innovation Alert - How to Suck at Leadership - If you’re tired of being an effective leader, here’s some time...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:55 PM
A different, fun way to think about leadership.
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4 Traits Leaders Need To Influence Others - Leadership, Sales & Life

4 Traits Leaders Need To Influence Others - Leadership, Sales & Life | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders need four basic traits to influence others. These traits are important and can be developed over time. Some can be taught at an early age in life.

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Leadership Is A Relational Skill - Forbes

Leadership Is A Relational Skill - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership Is A Relational Skill
Forbes
I have said many times that if you want to know the effectiveness of a leader, then ask those who are led.

Via John Michel, Amy Ragsdale
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The power of relationships - ultimately, it's all we have...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:54 PM

 We all know of examples of leaders who excelled in one environment and failed in another, as well as leaders who were average in one organization and proved spectacular in a new role. One of the factors explaining this phenomenon is that leadership is a relational skill; it is about how you interact with others. Sometimes we relate well, and other times not so well, but how we relate is always having an impact on our leadership effectiveness.

Rafael Hernampérez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:14 AM

Leadership Is A Relational Skill - Forbes

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:22 AM

Relational - and situational!

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How To Be a Natural Leader and Influence the People Around You

How To Be a Natural Leader and Influence the People Around You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Seriously – the art of leadership and persuasion is not in forcing people to do something. Instead, the art is in being an inspiration – being someone, whose team people want to be on.


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John Michel's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:46 AM

The art of leadership is not in forcing people to do something. Instead, the art is in being an inspiration – being someone, whose team people want to be on.

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Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders

Care to Dare: a challenge to high performance leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Bond with people, be accessible, develop talent, drive change, encourage risk…these are just a few marks of high performance leadership as outlined by George Kohlrieser.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA
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Wisdom from an excellent IMD professor - worth a watch...

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 7, 2013 1:59 AM

 Interesting background, interesting points ... worth listening!

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6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better

6 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Better | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders differentiate themselves by doing a few things better. Here are six things you can learn from them.

Via Roger Francis
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Some good differentiators here...

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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:52 PM

Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period.


Linda Allen's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:29 PM

I'm up for the challenge--how about you?

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:29 AM

Sometimes we need little reminders about how to stay connected with our humanity and the humanity of others. I found this to be inspiring. 

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Are You Judged by the Company You Keep? - Butterfly Maiden

Are You Judged by the Company You Keep? - Butterfly Maiden | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
They say you can get a feel for a person based on the five people they spend the most time with, therefore the company you keep is potentially influential

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Janet Louise Stephenson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 10:17 PM

The latest from my blog: "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who YOU are." #personaldevelopment #friendship #authenticity

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The Impact Of Stress On Emotional Wellbeing – And How To Deal With It.

The Impact Of Stress On Emotional Wellbeing – And How To Deal With It. | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson, Ricard Lloria
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Shirley Marriott's comment, May 12, 2013 3:59 PM
This is one area that I can help with. I offer a variety of therapies which will help to reduce your stress levels and give you the much needed time out even 10 minutes and I offer these therapies not only in a variety of clinics but due to the lack of time people have I can come to the office environment. During the therapy you remain fully clothed and I work with you to cause the least disruption to the work being carried out. As little as 10 minutes can make a huge difference to a persons life. We think we have not got the time but can you really afford for the negative effects of stress to build up?
WorkplaceIncentives's curator insight, May 12, 2013 11:19 PM

Stress is often seen as the result of an event. The event causes stress. However this isn't true. We as individuals have the ability to control whether or not we 'get stressed'. It is in fact our perception of any event or 'thing' that may cause us to be stressed. Should we perceive an event in a positive light or choose to frame the event constructively, we can prevent ourselves from becoming stressed. As you're reading this insight you might be thinking that it may seem like we're stating the obvious and yet so many people, probably including yourself, get stressed on a regular basis...

Jesse Wieser's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:43 PM

My thoughts

After reading this article, I find the mini-relaxation plans suggested are a huge help when your running on little to no time and just need a quick breather. The relaxation plan in this article goes into detail about what can you do to relieve some stress in 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, etc. which can be very helpful even trying these plans in between classes on account of the fact school can be very stressful at times. What I enjoyed the most about this article is the 2 minute relaxation plan, where I'll be taking 1 deep breath for every number I count down too since deep-breathing helps relieves stress and some of the bad toxins in your body.

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True leaders are human

True leaders are human | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Being a leader is much more complicated than simply acting leader-like. True leadership (the type that changes lives by giving followers self-respect and value with the windfall of changing attitude and behavior) is good for organizational performance and product quality. True leadership is quality-based. Fake leadership is leader-like-sound-bites of things leaders might say


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Peter Francis's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:59 AM

Never forget followers are people not numbers

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You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Listen to what people in the outside world are telling you, because they're probably right.

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With opportunities come obstacles – here’s the four you will always face

With opportunities come obstacles – here’s the four you will always face | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As a leader you will experience obstacles that may cause you to veer off your vision unless you have plans to move around them or through them.Read more...

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 3, 2013 5:08 PM

The first response to change is fear of failure ... if this resonates with you, read this post .... and change your attitude!

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How positive psychology is transforming the way we think about leadership

How positive psychology is transforming the way we think about leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Guest blogger: Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Open University Business School MBA Alumna, MAPP graduate of the University of East London, is a UK-based positive psychology consultant, trainer and writer...

Via Kasia Hein-Peters, ThinDifference
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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier....


Via Belinda MJ.B
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What a great list!  Much wisdom here.

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Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers.

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Compassion: An Invaluable Leadership Attribute - General Leadership

Compassion: An Invaluable Leadership Attribute - General Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Recent research confirms that leaders who exercise compassion produce loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees.


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John Michel's curator insight, May 3, 2013 5:30 PM

Recent research confirms that leaders who exercise compassion produce loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees. In fact, numerous studies have found that workplaces led by compassionate bosses enjoy increased rates of employee satisfaction, greater employee engagement, lower levels of overall stress and fewer reported sick days.

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Effective Leadership: Just Do It

Effective Leadership: Just Do It | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The Anticipation You sit on the edge of your seat, foot tapping, hands clenched, eyes shifting around the room, just waiting. Everyone else seems relaxed and content to sit in this room and keep talking, but you- you’re ready to go.


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MyKLogica's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:18 AM

Interesante artículo sobre los "activadores", aquellos profesionales, personas que "hacen que las cosas sucedan" poniendo en acción pensamientos o ideas.

 

Riesgos de este tipo de profesionales, que puede llevarles a pasar por alto o profundizar poco en detalles que pueden resultar más adelante importantes:

 

- Impulsividad

- Toma de decisiones inmediata

 

Por lo que deberían de buscar que en sus equipos hubiera profesionales con cualidades complementarias como puedan ser el foco o la consecución y finalización de proyectos.

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How to live more appreciatively - Coaching Leaders

How to live more appreciatively - Coaching Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How to live more appreciatively http://t.co/TXRzwRo5rs

Via F. Thunus, Soizic Merdrignac aka @SoizicAbidjan
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Well worth reading.

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.