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What if you couldn’t fail? | Leadership Principles

What if you couldn’t fail? | Leadership Principles | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

One of the questions my coach Julie Starr often asks is “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”.

This is a great question, as it really does make you think and open your mind up to possibilities, rather than failure. It also makes dream feel a little bit closer.

It also helps you understand what it is you really want to do.

When I started this blog, I was unsure about it, and I thought “what would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail” and I thought I’d just start, write some posts and see how it went.

When I thought about it, I realised I could do that and to be honest I couldn’t fail – I could write and I could post, there was nothing stopping me from doing that.

Whether the posts attract interest, or whether they be well received, that was something else entirely and to be honest, well thats outside my control really, and worrying about it was stopping me from writing. It was getting in the way.

I’m happy now I started because, for me, failing was actually not writing, it doesn’t really matter whether people read them or not. My goal was to write and I achieved that.

So if you have a goal or a dream that you’re reluctant to begin because your worried about failing, then why not imagine what you would do if you couldn’t fail, and the dive in.

Just start it, and maybe, just maybe you might be successful.


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The Single Daily Choice which will Change Your Life for Good

The Single Daily Choice which will Change Your Life for Good | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Greek playwright, Aeschylus, says: “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
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Great post from Christina Lattimer on the power of choice in breaking self defeating cycles by reframing problems.

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Top Five Secrets of Great Coaching in Leadership

Top Five Secrets of Great Coaching in Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
True leaders know it's never about them. Leadership is a gift; you are entrusted with the responsibility of fulfilling the higher purpose of the organization, creating a vision of the world when th...
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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 12, 2013 2:35 PM

Do you know the secrets?

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How The Best Managers Balance Hope With Realism - Forbes

How The Best Managers Balance Hope With Realism - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The best managers don't believe everybody's bad..but they don't believe everybody's great, either.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:31 AM

Sometimes managing others well is a little like Goldilocks and The Three Bears: it’s all about finding that place that’s not too hot/hard/big, and not too cold/soft/small – but just right.

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Three Essential Facts About Feelings - Six Seconds

Three Essential Facts About Feelings - Six Seconds | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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EQRocks's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:59 PM

Here's a nice, short summary of the importance of accepting and understanding our body's natural, message-carrying emotions!

Gloria Inostroza De Celis's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:34 AM

Tener en cuenta...

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4 Leadership Qualities That Need Follow-Through

4 Leadership Qualities That Need Follow-Through | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by georgia.kral There are a lot of “qualities” of effective leadership that are discussed, yet important elements are left out that leave these qu...

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John Michel's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:12 AM

There are a lot of “qualities” of effective leadership that are discussed, yet important elements are left out that leave these qualities lacking.  When I think of what I want to see in leaders, and what I do my best to aspire towards, I try to think of certain qualities and the corresponding actions that make them whole.  Here are a few below.

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On cultivating curiosity | John Maxwell on Leadership

On cultivating curiosity | John Maxwell on Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 10, 2013 7:26 PM

I am not sure about Maxwell's work. I find it quite Covey-like: forumlaic. I am willing to consider on the strength he wants us to be curious. I am curious about what John Maxwell has to offer?

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:08 PM

Curiosity is the topic of our show this week.  Prime the pump with this read. #energizedleader

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10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's
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The Path to Leadership All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again.

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The Deepest Source of Motivation

The Deepest Source of Motivation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Forget the carrot and stick. Motivation and innovation come from a desire to help.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:56 PM

For decades, bosses have assumed that the best way to motivate workers is by promising financial gain and threatening financial loss. With one hand they dangle a carrot of more pay while brandishing in the other, the stick of "get to work or you're fired."

However, according to a recent article in the New York Times, research in organizational psychology strongly suggests that people are more innovative and more successful when motivated by a desire to help other people.

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How to Create Your Reason

How to Create Your Reason | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In an economy that's going nowhere, having a "why" is more important than ever.

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Right on, Ana!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:06 AM

So here's the deal, broski. You and I don't need a reason merely for romantic reasons; to add a celestial veneer of bogus miracle to the dreary predictability of our lives. Each and every one needs a reason for the most pragmatic of reasons: to evoke the best, noblest, and truest in us; and so to persevere in the pursuit of lives well lived. The tiny miracle of life is us — and whom we can choose to become.

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CompassLearning - Learning Profiler

CompassLearning - Learning Profiler | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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What Coaches Teach Us

What Coaches Teach Us | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
March Madness has arrived, and with it Pete Folan has decided that it's high time we celebrate good coaches.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:00 PM

We all belong to the communion of Saints and of sinners. Thank you Peter Folan, SJ @TheJesuitPost for a reminder to look, see & remember the great coaches that we've all experienced. 

Levi Derosby's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:09 PM

There are some very good insights on how coaches are leaders in this article. It is ever so important especially with how coaches are coaching there athletes these days.

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What I Carry: 10 Tools for Success

What we carry with us in our everyday lives and interactions is just as important for our success as our technical skills and achievements. This is what I carry

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Some great presentations on this theme available on SlideShare!

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Robin Martin's comment, April 8, 2013 8:31 PM
Or...the "quiet" leaders...introverts! ; )
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, April 8, 2013 8:40 PM
Totally agree, sometimes however, we need to brilliance of the quiet nurturing leaders to come through a little louder. :)
John Michel's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:16 AM

A wonderful summation of what it means to lead swell. Enjoy! 

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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
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Leadership Means Doing Good In the World » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Leadership Means Doing Good In the World » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The individual and organizational imperative to DO GOOD in the world is clear. The implicit value of leaders who seek to serve, and organizations focused on creating value for all constituents is the only path to a better future. Companies that do not create true value for their employees, stakeholders, clients and communities will eventually wither and die. The secret to individual and organization success hinges on our ability to do good. Doing good means creating value for others. 

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Passionate call to arms form Irene Becker, @justcoachit!

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Structured Life, Structured Work, Structured Leadership

Structured Life, Structured Work, Structured Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Structured Life, Structured Work, Structured Leadership discusses the structures that every leaders should focus on when growing their businesses.

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7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own

7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Very few entrepreneurs, board members, or investors give much thought to leadership development. That's a huge mistake. (7 reasons you can't learn leadership on your own. Agree, or disagree? Let us know your thoughts!

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The irony about self development is that it can't be done without other people...

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Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game?

Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:11 PM

Leaders need to be learning all the time. There are no short cuts and it is what makes excellent leader. It sends a signal of humility.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 9, 2013 12:03 AM
Leadership: Are You Working On Your Game? 
Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:13 AM

Are you always learning?

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Communications - The language of leaders: Top communication tips

Communications - The language of leaders: Top communication tips | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Kevin Murray conducted a series of interviews with top business and public sector leaders for his book, The Language of Leaders.
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9 Ways To Make Leadership Personal - Leadership, Sales & Life

9 Ways To Make Leadership Personal - Leadership, Sales & Life | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leaders need to make their leadership personal. People want to resonate with the person who leads them. They want to connect and communicate.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Make your leadership personal.  It may be as simple as writing a note on the first paycheck of your employee.   It may be getting out of your office and interacting every day.  It certainly is living and modeling the values and principles of the organization.

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The Psychology of Language: Persuasive words for biz stories

The Psychology of Language: Persuasive words for biz stories | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than others?

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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:09 AM

I agree with most of them, but a few don't resonate. Which do you find most useful? 

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 8, 2013 4:59 PM
For me it's the art of asking questions, removing 'is', and then 'free'!
Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 12:38 PM
Thanks Vicki! I'm so glad you found it both powerful and helpful. Hope you are doing well :)
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Empathy: Leadership Strength Or Weakness?

Empathy: Leadership Strength Or Weakness? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Empathy: Leadership Strength Or Weakness? (RT @Ashoka: “2/3 of people’s motivation is wanting to help. Why do we focus on the 1/3?

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John Michel's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:53 PM

According to Tom Rath, author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, having empathy doesn’t mean you “. . . share their perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person’s predicament—that would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand.”

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Stop Acting your Age and Embrace Your Inner Misfit

Stop Acting your Age and Embrace Your Inner Misfit | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:57 PM

“We don’t often allow ourselves to be surprised as adults. Our unwillingness or inability to be wowed is exactly the problem—we equate being surprised with being unprepared and naive” - Patti Digh

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Leadership People Skills: When Tough Leaders Show Empathy - Kate Nasser

Leadership People Skills: When Tough Leaders Show Empathy - Kate Nasser | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Leadership people skills: Natural disasters can teach tough & gruff leaders the power of regularly using empathy. Insights fr The People-Skills Coach™.


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Why Do Some Leaders Experience Burnout?

Why Do Some Leaders Experience Burnout? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to the end.

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