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The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership

The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The challenges of leadership are inside leaders. Stop blaming organizations and others for your shortfalls and failures.

 

Take the bull by the horns.


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Leaders Go Social: 5 Ways to Awesome Community - Forbes

Leaders Go Social: 5 Ways to Awesome Community - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
ForbesLeaders Go Social: 5 Ways to Awesome CommunityForbesOnce a company and leadership has the brand issue sorted out, it's time to think more deeply about social community and the actual role of community managers.
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To Get Ahead, Help Develop Others' Careers - Forbes

To Get Ahead, Help Develop Others' Careers - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Did you know developing others could positively impact your career?
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The 7 Hallmarks of an Empowered Life: Are You Living One?

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The 7 Hallmarks of an Empowered Life: Are You Living One?


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15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders - Forbes

15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
It’s important to realize that just because someone holds a position of leadership, doesn’t necessarily mean they should. Put another way, not all leaders are created equal.

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Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids (and each other!) See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong

Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids (and each other!) See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article shows how learning from mistakes is good for children, examines research, and provides helpful guidelines to parents. Mistakes and misjudgments are a normal part of kid's lives.

 

Adults understand that making mistakes is part of life.

 

===> What’s important is how we learn from them. <===


Yet, many children are growing up in a society that pressures them to be perfect – to get the highest SAT scores, to land prized scholarships, to get into the best universities. Some parents complete or correct children’s homework to get them a better grade. So how does all this focus on testing and perfection affect kid’s learning?

 

===> And how can we help them learn from mistakes? <===

 

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Gust MEES: NOT ONLY 4 KIDS ;)

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://rootsofaction.com/blog/learning-from-mistakes-helping-children-see-the-good-side-of-getting-things-wrong/

 


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7 Life Changing Lessons You Can Learn from Mark Twain - by Dumb Little Man

7 Life Changing Lessons You Can Learn from Mark Twain - by Dumb Little Man | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

in 1871, Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, U.S. He was a writer, and lecturer. He was called the “greatest American humorist of his age.” He wrote the now classic novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


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Electric Leadership by Thomas Edison

Electric Leadership by Thomas Edison | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

On Motivation:

 

“You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.”


“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves.”


“The only time I become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.”


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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

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The Habits of Mind by Art Costa and Bena Kallick don't simply represent fragments of practice to "add on" to what you already do, but rather new ways to think about how people learn.

 

1. Persisting

2. Managing Impulsivity

3. Listening to Others with Understanding and Empathy

4. Thinking Flexibly

5. Thinking About Our Thinking (Metacognition)

6. Striving for Accuracy and Precision

7. Questioning and Posing Problems

8. Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

9. Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

10. Gathering Data Through All Senses

11. Creating, Imagining and Innovating

12. Responding with Wonderment and Awe

13. Taking Responsible Risks

14. Finding Humor

15. Thinking Interdependently

16. Learning Continuously


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The View From a False Summit Can Change Your Course

The View From a False Summit Can Change Your Course | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I thought I was at the top.
I glanced with pride at the view of the long staircase disappearing down the mountain.  It’s been a dream of mine to climb the  Pikes Peak Incline, the steep, mile-long staircase at high elevation.

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Dick Martin's Three Steps To Becoming A Better Business Leader - Forbes

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Joey Katona caught up with Dick Martin for a talk about his latest book and why empathy is essential to becoming a better business leader.

 

Earlier this month, I had the chance to interview Dick Martin, a telecommunications executive turned author whose fourth book for the American Management Association is OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World (AMACOM, 2012). Through his work, Martin aims to steer readers – who inhabit a world of differences – toward common ground. Central to his vision is a global mastery of the skill of empathy.


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Top Female CEOs of the 2012 Inc. 500 | Inc.com

Top Female CEOs of the 2012 Inc. 500 | Inc.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
As part of the 2012 Inc. 500, these are the 10 fastest-growing, private companies run by female CEOs.

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Criticism as a leadership development tool - by Cody Hodge

If you are to be a leader, you are going to have to put up with a lot of people who simply wish to be where you are.

 

 

 


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8 Tips on How to Become More Resilient

8 Tips on How to Become More Resilient | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I attended a private school until I turned thirteen. The school was on our ranch in Wyoming isolated by miles of dirt road. The only two students in the school were my brother and I.

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There Is No Magic Pill For Great Leadership

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I've been interviewing a number of executives for my new book, The Magnetic Workplace (Nicholas Brealey, 2013) and so far my findings have been rather interesting.

 

There is no magic pill for great leadership. Yet many organizations believe they can solve problems by handing someone a book (even if it's authored by me) or sending them to a one-day management training program at the local Holiday Inn. The results by themselves are usually disappointing.

 

Here's how great leadership is created:...


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6 Reasons Core Values Matter

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Core values–or whatever you want to call them–are a BFD. Some folks might argue that they’re not that important, but I’d suggest they rethink that position because whether they think they’re important or not, core values are a big deal.

 

Here’s why they’re a big deal:

 

1. They encourage a sense of belonging.Humans are wired to want and need a sense of belonging, so why wouldn’t we want to createcommunities in our workplaces that provide the sort of positive, meaningful belonging that we’re designed to desire as human beings?

 

2. They promote loyalty. They’re like a stake in the ground, so to speak. The more certain sorts of values are internalized by the folks at an organization, the more likely people are to develop a sense of loyalty to the organization and those values.

 

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The neurological basis of intuition

The neurological basis of intuition | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

 

According to a new study, our gut feelings can enhance the retrieval of explicitly encoded memories – those memories which we encode actively – and therefore lead to improved accuracy in simple decisions. 


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“Doing” and “Being” a Leader: Not the Same Thing | Center for Creative Leadership

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

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What Makes a Leader? - Daniel Goleman

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The Idea in Brief What distinguishes great leaders from merely good ones? It isn’t IQ or technical skills, says Daniel Goleman.
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Key Points About Emotional Intelligence | the Change Samurai

Key Points About Emotional Intelligence | the Change Samurai | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
So why is it important that we understand emotional intelligence? Are there different kinds of emotional intelligence? Is there a difference between men and women or between people of different ages, or people doing different kinds of jobs?
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Simple mental tricks for improving motivation and making change ...

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Most individuals believe that physical activity is beneficial, but many at the same time may find themselves leading quite sedentary lives. The time that.
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Are you an ambidextrous thinker?

Are you an ambidextrous thinker? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
One of the top skills showing up in study after study is the ability to innovate. A study from Harvard Business Review titled, How Do Innovators Think? shed some light on what this skill might (Are you an ambidextrous thinker?
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Ask, Don’t Tell; 9 Ways Power Questions Can Help Build Better Business Relationships.

RT @AMAnet: 9 Ways Power Questions Can Help You Build Better Business Relationships.

 

It's often preferable to have a better question than an easy answer!

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Are you missing opportunities to build trust? | SmartBlogs

Are you missing opportunities to build trust? | SmartBlogs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Are you a trustworthy leader? You probably answered with a resounding “Yes!” and perhaps a bit of indignation. The subject of one’s trustworthines (What are your #trust touchstones?
Are you missing opportunities to build trust?
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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.