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Stop Whining, Take Responsibility

Stop Whining, Take Responsibility | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
After the terrorist attack of 9/11, FBI Director Robert Mueller required all terrorism leads coming into the FBI field offices be followed up, no matter how mundane or trivial.
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Nice call to action from LaRae Quy.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:06 AM

Thanks David Hain!  This is a relevant and critical post by LaRae Quy that highlights one of the pillars of leadership; taking responsibility instead of blaming others.

 

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Listen to Yourself When You Speak:

 

In conversations, do you have a habit of blaming others for things when things don’t go the way you want?

 

Rather than accept blame and responsibility for your actions, do you point the finger at coworkers, your parent’s influence, your upbringing, or others? Stop and listen to yourself.

 

If you hear blaming patterns in your speech, you can stop them.

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Empowerment Moments Blog: Malala Yousafzai's Speech To The UN, The Epiphany Of Youth Empowerment

Empowerment Moments Blog: Malala Yousafzai's Speech To The UN, The Epiphany Of Youth Empowerment | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
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A brave girl, who is already changing the world!

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Leaders, Choose Your Words Wisely

Leaders, Choose Your Words Wisely | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
At a critical moment, a few words can make a big difference. (Leaders, Choose Your Words Wisely - @HarvardBiz http://t.co/76dTc48fd7 #leadership)

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John Michel's curator insight, July 14, 2013 11:40 PM

Even a brief interaction can change the way people think about themselves, their leaders, and the future. Each of those many connections you make has the potential to become a high point or a low point in someone's day. Each is a chance to transform an ordinary moment into a touchpoint.

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Know Thyself! Use the Proust Questionnaire

Know Thyself! Use the Proust Questionnaire | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
During the 19th century, French essayist and novelist Marcel Proust–the author of “Remembrance of Things Past”–popularized a parlor game which involved filling out a questionnaire meant to reveal a person’s true nature.

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AUDIO POST: James Bond Leadership Series: Agile Leaders

AUDIO POST: James Bond Leadership Series: Agile Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
This post on agility is mixed with some Tiesto. As leaders we set the bar high enough to end up with Nothing But Excellence... to continuously fail and grow. Enjoy!

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Johann Gauthier's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:17 AM

This post from MR.Renaissance aka @gauthierjohann comes to you from beautiful Cancun, Mexico.  It is delivered with a Tiesto mix to emphasize the importance of always remaining agile as leaders to constantly fail and grow.  We are all unique moments in human history and each of us presented with an opportunity to bring our greatness to life in everything that we do.  I wish you to continuously fail and grow... You can't win if you don't start.  So start something and see how far you can go and grow ! Enjoy !

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What our Brain Tells Us About Our Ability to Empathize

What our Brain Tells Us About Our Ability to Empathize | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
You're hard-wired for empathy, whether you like it or not.

More than two decades ago now, scientists made a discovery that fundamentally altered our understanding of empathy. While observing monkeys, they noticed that certain brain cells activated both when a monkey performed an action and when that monkey watched another monkey perform the same action.

It’s a scenario we’ve all probably experienced before: If we’ve seen someone stub her toe, or cut her finger, or fall off a bike, and winced because we could feel the pain ourselves. That wincing – that unconscious reaction – is caused by “mirror neurons” firing in our brains. And these same neurons fire whether the action happens to us or to someone we’re watching.


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John Michel's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:19 AM

More than two decades ago now, scientists made a discovery that fundamentally altered our understanding of empathy. While observing monkeys, they noticed that certain brain cells activated both when a monkey performed an action and when that monkey watched another monkey perform the same action.

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How do you know when you've landed on a GREAT IDEA?

How do you know when you've landed on a GREAT IDEA? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Perhaps more importantly, how do you find one in the first place?

Marty Neumeier’s new book, Metaskills, explains the importance of identifying the intersection of compelling criteria to reach a creative "Aha!
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Favorite Leadership Books

Favorite Leadership Books | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Have a book on us! Well, here it is... our list of books we will sponsor to anyone who asks. That's right. If the cost of a book stands between y...


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Insights Vs. Organizations: how organizations reduce insights

Insights Vs. Organizations: how organizations reduce insights | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Most organizations claim—and sincerely believe—that they want to increase insights and put them to use. We shouldn’t let that sincerity fool us.


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Very "insightful!!"

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Philippe Vallat's comment, July 13, 2013 8:50 AM
indeed!
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7 Pieces of Offbeat Advice I Wish I Knew Sooner

7 Pieces of Offbeat Advice I Wish I Knew Sooner | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:54 AM

Regardless of your age or stature, life is always filled with unanswered questions.  It is the courage to ask these questions and adventurously seek the answers that continues to give life meaning.  Have patience with everything that remains unresolved in your heart.  Try to love the unanswered questions themselves.  Do not demand all the answers; they cannot be given to you because you have to live through them.  It is a matter of experiencing everything.  Only when you do will you gradually, perhaps without even noticing it, find yourself arriving at the answers you seek. 


Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:29 PM

"If you do what you have always done, you will get the same results you have been getting.  If you want to stunt your growth and feel stuck in the same place forever, keep making excuses.  If, on the other hand, you want to stop feeling trapped, you have to start doing things that make you uncomfortable, things you aren’t very good at.  You have to streeeetch yourself."

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Simple Formulas for a More Productive Life - #simplelifeformulas: How a normal guy did an extraordinary thing

Simple Formulas for a More Productive Life - #simplelifeformulas: How a normal guy did an extraordinary thing | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A simple life formula about never giving up.
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Inspiring story and original blog - well worth investigating!

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Three Myths About Your Strengths

Three Myths About Your Strengths | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
They're not causing your weaknesses.
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Such an abused word 0 one person's perfectionist is another person's nit picker!  Find what you are good at and leverage it.

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Vicky Stanton's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:22 PM

Worth a read. Stop focussing on the negatives and embrace and develop the positives.

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The Power of Vulnerability

Full webcast from the RSA event on Thursday 4 July at 1pm BST. An edited video of the event will be available in HD in the near future. Dr Brené Brown has sp...

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Brilliant!

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5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate

5 Things CEOs Shouldn't Delegate | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Learning how to delegate is crucial for a successful CEO. However, there are certain areas of your business that should always be under your control. Here are five.
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10 Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Building Trust

10 Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Building Trust - #leadership #business http://t.co/hG4xoyAU7T
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Vicky Stanton's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:30 PM

Some valuable thoughts for entrepreneurs. Start by thinking of your own values ... is trustworthiness in there? If not maybe it should be as good business realtions are built on it .. this article suggests that lack of trustworthiness leads to lack of business.

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Leadership and the Art of Non-Domination

Leadership and the Art of Non-Domination | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A leadership assessment of Chris Guillebeau, host of the World Domination Summit, who models the leadership qualities that everyone is talking about it.
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I had never heard of this guy, but now I'll look forward to the next chapter...

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Top Ways to Waste Time When Making a Decision

Top Ways to Waste Time When Making a Decision | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What’s the most important part of decision-making?

Author Brian Tracy says, “Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at...
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Good advice here on how to frame decisions.

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Vicky Stanton's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Stop procrastinating and make a decision. A valuable insight into decision making and 3 quality question to help make them.

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The Further Reaches of Adult Development: Thoughts on the 'Self-Transforming' Mind

Robert Kegan's theory of adult meaning-making has influenced theory and practice internationally across multiple disciplines. In a special RSA event, he considers: is it really possible to grow beyond the psychological independence of the "self-authoring mind," so often seen as the zenith of adult development?

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Fascinating 20 minutes!

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5 Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela

We'd like to take a break on presentation techniques and share with our viewers a slideshow featuring leadership lessons from former South African President Nel (5 Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela http://t.co/3pCVsUxpIC)...
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The body may well pass soon, but the legacy is infinite...

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The Art of Managing and Leading in the 21st Century

The Art of Managing and Leading in the 21st Century | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter what environment you work in - retail, manufacturing, construction or the corporate world, the challenges remain the same. New leadership skills are required for the workplace of ...
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Contains nice 4 step model - good work form @briansmithpld.

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Vicky Stanton's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:37 PM

A great 4 step model for dealing with managing and leading in the 21st Century. Demonstrates that the softer skills are the skills to develop if you wish to succeed in a leadership role in the future rather than being good at the technical side.

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Focused on Taking the Next Step

Focused on Taking the Next Step | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I tend to be a fairly focused person. My focus is often on taking the next step. There are times, though, when I work with people who tend to get caught up in the grandeur and romance of the big picture. They tend to look beyond the far horizon and set a course of visionary exploration. They recognize that bold action has the power to inspire.

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The journey of a thousand miles...

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Learning Is Only The Beginning. It’s What You Do That Counts! | John Maxwell Team Blog

Learning Is Only The Beginning. It’s What You Do That Counts! | John Maxwell Team Blog | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
On January 23rd of this year I was on one of our group mentorship calls and this particular call happened to be hosted by John Maxwell. I had recently been
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Nice story from Barry Smith.

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John Michel's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:30 AM

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.” – BENJAMIN DISRAELI

Lois Zachary's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:32 AM

Some good suggestions for moving learning forward!

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The Value of Vision Series - Mike Myatt - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

The Value of Vision Series - Mike Myatt - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Your customers don’t care what you put on paper, but they care immensely about whether or not a company’s vision is reflected in a fulfilled brand promise.
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"Businesses don’t have vision issues – they have leadership issues. Simply holding a leadership title/position doesn’t make a person a leader. Let me be as blunt as I can… leadership decoupled from vision is nothing short of a farce. Vision isn’t just ethereal hocus-pocus; it’s the core manifestation of an organization’s values. Vision is what gives a company its forward leaning bias and constantly propels the enterprise beyond the status quo."


Great angle on vision from Mike Myatt via Jesse Lynn Stoner's greart series on vision - all articles highly recommended!

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John Michel's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:22 AM

Some leaders clearly have poor vision – their most polished skill seems to be running into brick walls. Other leaders simply possess adequate vision – they avoid the obvious speed bumps, but fail to stand out from the crowd. Then there are those leaders who possess legendary vision – the rare few who can see around corners. What you may not realize is that everyone can learn to see around corners, and it’s not as hard as you think.

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Everyday Empathy: A Podcast Interview with Dr. Paul Furey - Let's Grow Leaders

Everyday Empathy: A Podcast Interview with Dr. Paul Furey - Let's Grow Leaders | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I sat waiting for the Doctor to explain the procedure.  If ever a situation called for empathy, it's waiting to see if you have cancer.   Not all doctors nail this.  He sat down, looked me straight
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Some useful techniques here.

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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. 


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