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An Antidote for Mindlessness

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Mindfulness is different from the hyperalert way you might feel after a great night’s sleep or a strong cup of coffee. Maria Konnikova explores the effects of mindfulness training on mental and physical well-being.


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Justin Daining's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:20 AM

Helpful in work and personal situations.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:51 AM

Generally, the article is accurate. The reference to Langer is somewhat inaccurate, but not a deal breaker. Langer actually sai she was not in a position to speak about the spiritual nature of mindfulness. Her work has been largely neuroscientific. It is a small, but noteworthy thing. What Langer has done is show us that mindfulness is not just a religious or spiritual construct. It has very real and practical applications.

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How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand

How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Whether you're the household tech support or just an avid researcher who is always trying to teach friends what you learn, explaining complicated topics is tough. Here's how to do it so people can actually understand you.

Via Dean J. Fusto, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Bobby Dillard
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The world is complex, so this should help to develop your storytelling and meaning making structure.  Huge #leadership benefits!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 30, 2014 7:12 PM

Students will get the hands on approach. What they won't get is just consuming technology.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:50 PM

Very good post to help you "not to look as the crazy one"... Since I started my professional career, I quite often ask to people who come to me: "Please, tell me what you want to tell me as if I was your grand-father.


I must say It doesn't work all the time, but at least it breaks the ice ;)

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Leadership As We Know It Has to Change

Leadership As We Know It Has to Change | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, the new leaders navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, John Michel
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Fortunately, in some places, leadership is changing.  Weirdly for me, Pope Francis comes first to mind as an exemplar.

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Carol Carter's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:26 PM

Thoughtful article every MBA should read and fully digest. The only way to remain powerful, is to empower the people you are tasked to lead. This has always been true. Now it's crucial.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:30 PM

Leadership does have to change. What is interesting is that today, as I looked for dissertation materials on leadership, this idea of a leadership crisis is not new, Many authors and thinkers complained of the same thing in times past. The challenge might be the pace of change is so rapid it presents new challenges.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:36 AM

While I don't agree with the entire thought pattern here I do agree that Leaders reflect whats going on in our society. Leadership is going through one of its many changes over centuries of time. What once worked...won't tomorrow. Stay tuned....

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The Cost (and Cult) of Working Too Much

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In the United States, overworking can be a badge of honor, proof of your dedication and passion. Even for those that do stick to a 40-hour work week, chances are they’re also freelancing or working on side projects.

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When I was at a professional services firm, we planned to be working on the weekend before big proposal submission.  How stupid was that?

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Chris Shern's curator insight, January 31, 2014 2:47 AM

The never ending challenge of working smart, less can sometimes be more and finding an organisational environment or other, that allows you to do so.

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Feeling Pressure? Here's Why

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Today's quotation comes from this past year's Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and perhaps a person everyone will think about or hear about at some point in the next week. Peyton Manning is...

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How Building Better Relationships with Your People and Your Customers Can Deliver Sustainable Growth

How Building Better Relationships with Your People and Your Customers Can Deliver Sustainable Growth | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How Building Better Relationships with Your People and Your Customers Can Deliver Sustainable Growth. Originally written earlier in the year as a manifesto across at Changethis.com.
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World – Executive search firms more confident

World – Executive search firms more confident | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The 2014 Global Executive Outlook Report just released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and online career management service BlueSteps shows that 51% of senior executives worldwide hold a positive outlook for the global...
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Neglecting Your Shadow Could be Your Demise | Switch and Shift

Neglecting Your Shadow Could be Your Demise | Switch and Shift | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
All of us are prone to believing our own legend—and each of us must be aware of the shadow we cast. Carl Jung described the concept of The Persona and The Shadow—our public face (show) versus the portion of ourselves we wish to hide.

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"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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david o'connor's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:50 AM

The shadow of ego blocks out the light for others and kills innovation. Nice piece, and a warning tio those who believe their own legend.

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Leaders Learn to Ride the Waves — Break The Frame

Leaders Learn to Ride the Waves — Break The Frame | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
There will always be challenges that come your way. Leaders don’t run in fear of the storm, they learn to ride the waves.
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Brought back many memories! Still practsing to ride the waves, this helped!

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Four Ways to Increase the Power and Quality of Virtual One-on-One Meetings

Four Ways to Increase the Power and Quality of Virtual One-on-One Meetings | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

When communication happens primarily through technology, as it does with virtual teams and remote employees, trusting relationships take longer to develop. Effective one-on-one meetings are a powerful tool to keep employees motivated and positive. Here are four tips to make your one-on-ones as effective as possible.

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Virtual teams - key message, don't let distance keep you apart.

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Byron Low's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:35 PM

Useful tips...thoguhts?

Tom Hood's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:16 AM

Insight: remember that digital communication 'requires intention 'care and feeding' of trust relationships. As more and more digital CPA's' use technology to connect to their customers and team members , keep these tips in mind...

Alex Moyle's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:38 AM

virtial 1-2-1 meetings are a skill in themselves,   half way between a faceless confernce call and personal meeting, you need to have a sharp focus on what needs to be achieved and ensure you give the other party time to contribute thier thoughts

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This Is A Brilliant Approach To Making Better Decisions

This Is A Brilliant Approach To Making Better Decisions | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
When making a decision about the future, pretend it already happened and was a failure. If it's easy to come up with reasons why, don't do it.
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The benefits of undertaking a premortem.

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Leadership Has To Be Earned

Leadership Has To Be Earned | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Everyone has the potential to be a leader, regardless of title or position. But many people give themselves the title of leader, and expect others to think of them as a leader without actually understanding the meaning of leadership.
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Leadership is more about reaching out instead of climbing up, via @Lolly Daskal

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The Disruption Revolution | Your Innovation Handbook

The Disruption Revolution | Your Innovation Handbook | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Whether you are a seasoned business leader or looking for your first job, Disruption Revolution will teach you what works (and doesn’t) to survive and succeed in an era when disruption is the new norm.

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Check it out - great resource, no catch.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:46 AM

Medium and message perfectly chimed. An amazing resource - Solis, Godin, Rao, Osterwalder - free if you want.  I paid!

David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:49 AM

A disruptive publishing venture - deerves to be socialised!

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Ken Blanchard - It's Always the Leader | The Leadership Hub

Ken Blanchard - It's Always the Leader | The Leadership Hub | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Wonderful animation from One Minute Manager author and all-round leadership guru and brilliant teacher, Ken Blanchard.
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Definitely worth 3 minutes of your time....

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:45 AM

Love the quote" Leadership is about cross training your people moment to moment based on their need."..BASED ON THEIR NEED... get it

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Why mindfulness matters

Why mindfulness matters | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Today, like never before, young people are faced with incredible levels of stress and distraction, which impede learning and, ultimately, their ability to achieve success and happiness.
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Goldie Hawn on mindfulness, from Davos.  Had no idea of her calling in this way.

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Everything Connects: An Interview with Faisal Hoque

Everything Connects: An Interview with Faisal Hoque | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability. An interview with thought leader Faisal Hoque
David Hain's insight:

"Connectivity is a sense of journey to the sense of purpose — it is an individual, lonely pursuit and a collective, companionable one at the same time.

Our individual, interpersonal, and organizational working lives all interconnect. By examining these connections, we learn new ways to create, innovate, adapt, and lead."  Faisal Hoque

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Why I Choose Samuel Beckett over Positive Thinking any day | White Spaces

Why I Choose Samuel Beckett over Positive Thinking any day | White Spaces | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

 " I believe we can learn more about what it takes to succeed from the closing assertion of Beckett’s The Unnamable than any other motivational book."


You must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on.

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Great article from Dionne Lew challenging the 'false' promises of motivational literature.  A plea to 'get real'.

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Psychology’s Greatest Advice

Psychology’s Greatest Advice | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Seven of psychology’s greatest lessons and what makes them great
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Wish I'd known these when I was making my way, at least I can pass them on now with feeling!

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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 2014 12:37 PM

Psychology is a subject of endless fascination to many of us, and these 7 of its greatest lessons can help you resolve many of the endless dilemmas you come across in your daily life.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 22, 2014 1:09 PM

They are all accurate. Close relationships are necessary.

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 8 Reasons to Seek Out Ambiguity

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 8 Reasons to Seek Out Ambiguity | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Change brings with it chaos and ambiguity. We want order. 

Ambiguity makes us uncomfortable so we want things ordered as soon as possible. But if we move too fast, we can miss out on the value that ambiguity brings. We need to embrace ambiguity until we have rung the last drop of value out of it. 


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Ambiguity and complexity exist regardless of our wishes. Embrace, make sense, or you may as well give up!

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Great Innovators Over 40

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You're never too old to innovate. In fact, studies show that most great breakthroughs come later in life.
The Mark Zuckerbergs of the world haven't cornered the market on innovation.
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This was a relief, there's hope for me yet!

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Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers - Entrepreneur

Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers - Entrepreneur | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Great storytellers simplify complex information, engage with metaphors, channel universal wisdom, help us understand the potential impact of our efforts, are willing to be vulnerable and...

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Stories help leaders to help others to 'make sense of the mess' that is the VUCA world we live in.

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Making the Most of a Mentor Relationship

Making the Most of a Mentor Relationship | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

For the longest time, I thought having a mentor meant a formal, long-term relationship with someone older and wiser in my industry. And while that is one definition, I’ve learned from the conversations in Connect: Professional Women’s Network that it’s a narrow one. In reality, the process doesn’t have to be a big ordeal or a huge time commitment.

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Mentoring - an attitude of mind, either way...

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Productivity Hacks: Become a Human Hacker

Productivity Hacks: Become a Human Hacker | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.

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I'm pleased being a 'human hacker' counts. some of us are patologically incapable of being super-organised!

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Leadership: Shift From Straight On To Straight Up

Leadership: Shift From Straight On To Straight Up | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
It's clear leaders share one mistaken belief. They think that the straight on direct approach will more quickly propel the organization straight up.
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A plea for positive learning form leaders by Kate Nasser.

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cultivatethebook.com

cultivatethebook.com | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Blindsided by a colleagues' words or actions? Part of a team that spends more time pointing fingers than addressing the business need? Cultivate The Power of Winning Relationships provides an insightful approach to success - business and personal. Preorder today and receive bonus items!


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If this is as useful as Morag's scoops, it will be a good investment!

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