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Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s?

Does Your Passion Overshadow Another’s? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

It can be like an overpowering cologne or perfume. When someone enters the room, the scent overtakes everything, and we can barely breathe.

 

The same happens when someone’s individual passion overtakes a conversation or decision. What seems to be the unfortunate goal is for one person’s passion to be imposed on others. It is passion domination!

 

The discussion on passion in organizations gets very interesting as we dig into it. There are issues to be highlighted and resolved.

 

One key question is:  Can passion be transferred?

 

The question centers on two dimensions:

 

1) Personal passion

2) Organization passion

 

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Just One Thing-The Destructive Power of the Words You've Left Unsaid | Art Petty

Just One Thing-The Destructive Power of the Words You've Left Unsaid | Art Petty | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
It’s the feedback that’s never given and the coaching that never occurs that keeps individuals and organizations from improving, learning and growing.

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Take Ownership of Your Life in 4 Steps

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When we give up ownership of our lives, we give up control. In this guest post, Anne-Sophie Reinhardt provides four steps for getting it back.

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Core Belief Dialogue

The very process of formulating our core beliefs, so that we can express them to others, will help us better understand ourselves. Suspending judgment, suspending assumptions, and listening to others express their core beliefs will give us new ways of understanding our ourselves. Through increased mutual understanding, from core belief dialogue, we will live and work better as a community.


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How to Keep Happiness From Fading - Forbes

How to Keep Happiness From Fading - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) No matter how miserable you are feeling at the moment, if you look back, there have surely been events in your life that have made you happy.  Maybe the time you bought your first car, or the time you received that long-desired...

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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.

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6 Personal Traits Will Accelerate Your Influence at Work - Forbes

6 Personal Traits Will Accelerate Your Influence at Work - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
“They just don’t understand me!” This is one of the most popular excuses from employees that are having trouble creating impact and influence in the workplace.

 

The trick is to connect with your colleagues in ways that promote transparency and unity. People must learn how to feel comfortable about sharing more about themselves; their personal selves.

 

 


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Brain Can't Empathize And Analyze At Same Time, New Study

Brain Can't Empathize And Analyze At Same Time, New Study | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Scientists have discovered that the brain circuits we engage when we think about social matters, such as considering other people's views, or moral issues, inhibit the circuits that we use when we think about inanimate, analytical things, such as working on a physics problem or making sure the numbers add up when we balance our budget. And they say, the same happens the other way around: the analytic brain network inhibits the social network.


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Leadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader? - Forbes

Leadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader? - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
ForbesLeadership 2.0: Are You An Adaptive Leader?ForbesGreat leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand.
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:50 PM

Love how this is broken in to categories. Allows development focus for each category

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Workplace Mojo » Is There One Thing Leaders Must Have?

Workplace Mojo » Is There One Thing Leaders Must Have? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Is There One Thing Leaders Must Have?http://t.co/r2Gr1dWq via @mattmonge #tchat #workplacemojo #leadership...
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If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Raghunathan, an associate professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, has more than a passing interest in happiness. “It’s my passion; it’s my calling,” Raghunathan said of the topic, which was the focus of his Texas Enterprise Speaker Series talk, "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?” on Nov. 1.

 

He’s not the only one interested in being happy. “It seems like everybody acknowledges that happiness is very, very important,” Raghunathan said, pointing to the long list of writings on the topic, dating back to Greek philosopher Aristotle’s time onward. Additionally, polls show that along with health, good relationships, and career success, “happiness always emerges as one of the top goals” among those surveyed, Raghunathan said.


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What Makes a Great Life and Career Mentor?

What Makes a Great Life and Career Mentor? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"In the midst of preparing a plan for my life and career journey, I knew I needed a mentor. Someone who held high-level positions in the PR industry, to advise me on higher education, skill-development and to assist me in properly planning my career."

 

"But what should one look for in a mentor?"

 

"The best mentor is someone who provides professional knowledge and expertise about the career field, and answers questions about a job and/or education. A mentor can go as far as helping the mentee see past a specific problem or job issue and forms a clear vision to help achieve their career goals."

 

"The first step in finding the right mentor is realizing who you are and what you aspire to become. You will also see there are many types of mentors... My suggestion is to seek out all mentoring possibilities!"

 

"From my experience, an outstanding mentor possesses 10 highly desirable qualities:"

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2012/01/12/what-makes-a-great-life-and-career-mentor/


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Drama and the Ego

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The ego flares up on two occasions; when it feels the need to protect and when it senses human drama.


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The Leadership Genius Of Abraham Lincoln - Fast Company

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Fast CompanyThe Leadership Genius Of Abraham LincolnFast CompanyThat Lincoln was one of the most effective leaders in world history is a notion fully supported by his extraordinary accomplishments.


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Why Obama Won: The Empathy Factor

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When we voted for President Obama, what were we motivated by?

 

Yet again, this was a function of the Republican Party's failure to be empathic. They could not imagine why those at the margins -- women, people of color, gays and lesbians, young people and immigrants -- would not care foremost about taxes or about protecting their own wealth. They could not understand why women would object to outlawing abortion or why anyone would support government programs for children or the poor. They could not believe that despite the long lines, ID requirements and other tactics to impede voting that the most marginalized would make it a priority to cast a ballot.

 

Tamar Birckhead
Associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, criminal defense attorney


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Trust Your Gut Can Be Powerful Advice - PsychCentral.com

Trust Your Gut Can Be Powerful Advice - PsychCentral.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

PsychCentral.comTrust Your Gut Can Be Powerful AdvicePsychCentral.comTrust Your Gut Can Be Powerful Advice. By Janice Wood Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 9, 2012.


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9 characteristics of daring leadership

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Secure Base Leaders mix nine characteristics to provide just the right amount of safety and encourage just the right amount of risk.

 

Secure Base Leaders engage in a high level of caring and also encourage a high level of daring. In this way, both the leader and their followers can reach the highest levels of performance and have the most positive impact on others. We call that place the “sweet spot” of leadership. This sweet spot is of particular relevance to organizations focused on learning, innovation and change.

 

Unfortunately, we can’t give you a precise recipe for the sweet spot. Secure Base Leaders mix together nine characteristics in just the right way, at just the right time, to provide just the right amount of safety and encourage just the right amount of risk. Even though Secure Base Leadership is more of an art that responds to the sensitivities at hand than a science based on codified behavior, the behaviors of Secure Base Leaders are clear, practical and learnable.

 

In fact, you may already be exhibiting some of these:

 

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12 Most Valuable Listening Skills

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Martin Haworth speaks in just the right tone to grab your attention with the 12 Most Valuable Listening Skills.

 


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6 Secrets of How Successful Women Lead

6 Secrets of How Successful Women Lead | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Two authors look beyond the stereotypes to examine the research-based evidence about the leadership traits women possess.
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Emotional Intelligence: How to give and receive feedback

This is a 14 minute teaching video on the "Feedback Matrix". Technical skill accounts for 1/3 of productivity in teams, while 2/3 relies on leader, manager a...
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Leadership and White Space | N2Growth Blog

Leadership and White Space | N2Growth Blog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
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Conflict Resolution for Teams

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Conflict resolution management is a critically important topic to contend with, regardless of your leadership position in the organizational echelon.

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An Interview with Marcus Buckingham About Authenticity

An Interview with Marcus Buckingham About Authenticity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In this backstage interview at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012, I asked Marcus Buckingham about authenticity and its role in leadership.

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The Heart Grows Smarter - Emotional Intelligence Critical to Leading a Contented Life.

The Heart Grows Smarter - Emotional Intelligence Critical to Leading a Contented Life. | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A study that has followed a set of men from 1938 to the present time confirms that emotional intelligence is critical to leading a contented life.

 

But as this study ... progressed, the power of relationships became clear. The men who grew up in homes with warm parents were much more likely to become first lieutenants and majors in World War II. The men who grew up in cold, barren homes were much more likely to finish the war as privates...

 

In case after case, the magic formula is capacity for intimacy combined with persistence, discipline, order and dependability. The men who could be affectionate about people and organized about things had very enjoyable lives.


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Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste

Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

A new study demonstrates how the brain follows Ben Franklin’s famous dictum, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”

 

The research – conducted by Research Assistant Professor Richard Heitz and Jeffrey Schall, Ingram Professor of Neuroscience, at Vanderbilt University – has found that the brain actually switches into a special mode when pushed to make rapid decisions.

The study was published Nov. 7 in the journal Neuron.


“What this means is that identical information presented to the brain is analyzed differently under speed stress than under accuracy stress,” Schall said.

 

These unexpected results are controversial and important because they are at odds with currently accepted mathematical models of decision making, which are being used to understand psychiatric and neurological disorders. For example, people with certain types of brain damage seem to get stuck in a hasty, impulsive mode of deciding, and the models provide some indication for how this might happen mechanically in the brain.

 


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