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The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone

The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Networks are about quality connections as they are about quantity of contacts. And there's no reason you're unable to connect with absolutely anyone.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:19 AM

"Be genuine. The only connections that work will be the ones that you truly care about; the world will see through anything short of that. If you don’t have a genuine interest in the person with whom you’re trying to connect, then stop trying."

 

This is hard and takes a great effort, which is its reward.

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In Leadership...Less Is More - #bealeader

In Leadership...Less Is More - #bealeader | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Leadership won’t help you chase a bigger office or title. Leadership won’t be impressed by the size of your bank account. Leadership doesn’t know...

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Great article....thank you Don for sharing!!!

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John Michel's curator insight, December 26, 2013 9:55 AM

Leadership shows up when you give yourself away.


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Success is never owned; it is only rented – and the rent is due every day | Zig Ziglar

Success is never owned; it is only rented – and the rent is due every day | Zig Ziglar | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

People who are successful embrace the idea that the rent is due every day. They welcome the challenge. They remain humble, knowing that whatever they did yesterday isn’t enough to last them forever, and they remain hungry, knowing that whatever they’ve accomplished in their past shouldn’t restrict them to what new heights they can achieve in their future.


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Nice article!  I particularly like the concept that rent is due every day.  We as leaders need to work at it daily to keep ourselves at our best if we want to inspire our teams to do the same.

 

What are you doing that you could share with us to keep your leadership strong?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:30 AM

We need to show up and prove ourselve each day.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:29 AM

Successful people really are students of the game. Life long learning and perseverance are winning combinations.. ~ V.B.

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Ted’s Top 10 Posts of 2013 | Switch and Shift

Ted’s Top 10 Posts of 2013 | Switch and Shift | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
THANK YOU! for sharing the posts below. In descending are my top posts of 2013, as determined by your social sharing. Hmm. I wonder what else I have to say on good karma in social media…

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John Michel's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:43 AM

You cannot go wrong with any of these amazing posts by my friend Ted Coine. If you want to elevate your leadership level, check these out! 

Don Cloud's curator insight, December 26, 2013 12:29 PM

10 articles chocked full of leadership lesson goodness as we launch out into 2014!

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Conflict Strategies for Nice People - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Conflict Strategies for Nice People
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The secret of having healthy conflict and maintaining your self-image as a nice person is all in the mindset and the delivery. To start shifting your mindset, ...

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Thank you Don for sharing!

 

The goal with positive conflict is to practice dialogue.  With dialogue you are comfortable sharing your views -- yet open to listening to other and perhaps better ideas or different points of view. 

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Don Cloud's curator insight, December 26, 2013 12:37 PM

Useful tips to promoting healthy, respectful, and productive conflict to set teams and organizations up for success.

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Paul Walker Was An Everyday Hero (VIDEO) - Carhoots

Paul Walker Was An Everyday Hero (VIDEO) - Carhoots | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
As we mourn Fast & Furious Star Paul Walker's death, some amazing stories have come out about his generosity and kind soul. 
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What a touching story about Paul Walker. 

 

Being so generous with giving that your goal is to do something for someone without needing for someone to know what you did, and without expecting or wanting a thank you. 

 

That is an everyday hero who I aspire to be more like.

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23 Leadership Tips From Oprah Winfrey

23 Leadership Tips From Oprah Winfrey | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
23 insightful missives of interest to aspiring entrepreneurs. Oprah’s thoughts are group into four general categories: Fear, Failure, Success and Humility
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Great insight from Oprah on leadeship.

 

I love her philosophy on realizing that the thing that we fear doesn't have power...it is when we give energy to fear. 

 

That is why we constantly have to act in spite of fear -- that is how we continue to grow!

 

Thank you Oprah!!!

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Eight Top Issues for CFOs in 2014 - CFO

Eight Top Issues for CFOs in 2014 - CFO | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
With elevated status following the financial crisis, CFOs are more primed to set and drive strategic direction next year, says Accenture's Don Schulman.
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Excellent article for all Excecutives!

 

2014 brings with it even more compliance demands, customer expectations, marketing strategies, technological integrations, and talent challenge -- true leaders are the key to success.

 

Also, If you want to drive innovation -- Intrapreneurship is the word!

 

Would love to hear from you!

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11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader

11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders in my last book, Likeable Business, to determine what made them so

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Thank you Ivon for sharing this article!

 

I particularly agree with listeing being one of the building blocks that creates the solid leadership foundation.

 

My view:  Listening is the skill that is required more and more as you move up the leadership ladder.  You have to listen more than you speak. 

 

When you talk you are simply repeating what you already know.  Effective leaders know that listening is the key to learning.

 

Make it a great day....What our your thoughts?

 

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Carol Carter's curator insight, December 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Worth a read for anyone who wants to build a great team or company!

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:54 PM

The core value of a transleader.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:42 PM

Great structure.  Simple in nature but hard to execute in a genuine way every time.  Worth looking to by all leaders.

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Lateral Thinking - Let the Fool in

Lateral Thinking - Let the Fool in | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
In considering the idea that a mixed group of people provide creative diversity, and therefore, potentially, power I was reminded of Napoleon Hill's 'Mastermind Group' - the similarity of this idea is striking ...
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What an incredible posting...thank you so much for sharing!

 

I particularly agree with the quote: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki

 

I will certainly be reading this book, and agree that while experience is wonderful -- at times our vantage point or lens is blocked.  Ensuring that you have different angles, levels, including those who are fresh to the company is absolutely necessary.

 

Jack Welch always insisted on involving ideas from fresh eyes, so that the organization would stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

 

Bravo Simon for writing the article, and sharing your pearls of wisdom with us!

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20 Positive Ways to Confront Poor Performance

20 Positive Ways to Confront Poor Performance | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Lousy leaders whine about mediocrity but can’t or won’t have tough conversations. Excellence is a function of confronting performance issues. Call people to rise up or they will leave or lay down. ...

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Having the courage to confront performance opportunities is an important part of being a leader.  It is easy to be a leader when things are going well, and it is smooth sailing.

 

True leaders are like hot tea bags...when the water is hot they get stronger.

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John Michel's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:57 AM

Lousy leaders whine about mediocrity but can’t or won’t have tough conversations. Excellence is a function of confronting performance issues.

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Why Simplicity Is So Complex

Why Simplicity Is So Complex | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
The key to solving complex problems may be to simplify as much as possible and approach them with a beginner's mind.

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Use the Slow is Fast Method!

 

If you really want to be more efficient in the way that you communicate, delegate, and ensure understanding...use the Slow is Fast Concept.   It takes just a bit more time to think things through. 

 

If you want to speak clearly you need to think clearly.  Taking the time for reflection will help communicating in a concise and simple manner.

 

What are some of the methods you use to make things more simple?  Would love to hear from you.

 

Make it a great day! 

 

 

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Andrew Man's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:00 PM

Gustaaf (Vocking) is close to coining the phrase: "It's simple but hard". When I read this I realise it was my calling to scoop this!

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Investing in your team

Investing in your team | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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The only thing that we spend that we can't ever get back is time.  So choose to invest your time in your team!

 

What are some best practices that you have that make the best use of your time with your team?

 

 

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Tips for first-time corporate speakers

Tips for first-time corporate speakers | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Credit: iStockphoto You've been asked to speak at an upcoming business meeting and have learned that some important people will be in the audience. The
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Nice article!

 

Starting with attention grabbers, channeling your energy,  practicing, and injecting passion in your presentation -- all excellent tips!

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Leadership Listening Skills

Leadership Listening Skills | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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Do you listen in such a way that others enjoy speaking with you?  For some of us we can't wait to jump in and give advice.  Listening is a skill that I work on daily. 

 

I do my best not to be like the 18 second leader who interrupts after listening for 18 seconds.  What do you do to build this skill?  Would love to hear from you!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:38 AM

Be mindful and present.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:13 PM

Simple...powerful...true!

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Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 5 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business Success

Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 5 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business Success | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 5 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business ...

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John Michel's curator insight, December 21, 2013 9:34 AM

This crucial ability – knowing how to do right thing at the right time — is what establishes you as a real player. Smart business leaders have thought long and hard about what business they are really in— and what’s more, have both the psychological preparedness and the creative vision to know what business they need to become if they want to stick around – and flourish — in today’s volatile times.

Don Cloud's curator insight, December 21, 2013 7:52 PM

Seeing adversity as the forge of growth ... problems as opportunities to excel ... and purpose and people to bring it together and change the world.

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Leadership

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Leadership is an inside out job.  First you have to coach and inspire yourself to be your authentic best self.  It is not a part-time job...it is a 24/7 job.

 

The payoff is big, because when we do this we inspire others to do the same.

 

 

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The 7 Characteristics That Set Great Leaders Apart

The 7 Characteristics That Set Great Leaders Apart | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
Editor's note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 32. Our regular content will return in January.
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Hacking Leadership Sample Chapter

Hacking Leadership Sample Chapter | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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For those of you at my lastest session where I talked about blind spots ...this is one of the books that I suggested you read.  Here is a free chapter.

 

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The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust

The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it

Many leaders see their role as directing and giving information, rather than gathering.  There is pressure to “come up with the answer” quickly or risk looking weak.  Too many new leaders believe they’re expected to know the answer without input or guidance. Nothing could be further from the truth.


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Thank you for sharing this article!

 

Building trust through involvement, collaboration, and asking their team ...what do you think we should do?  How do you believe this solution will solve the issue?  What factors did you consider to come to this conclusion?

 

What are your thoughts?

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Don Cloud's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:39 AM

There is no leadership without trust -- and building trust is the #1 priority for all great leaders.

Jeffrey Ross's curator insight, December 20, 2013 10:36 AM

Building TRUST is the true cornerstone to building a successful business.  Internally, we need to be able to trust one another, so that our customers will trust us.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 9, 2014 9:20 AM

Trust is HUGE for leading todays workforce. Simply take an interest in your people... reach out them and LISTEN. Put your ego and prejudice away. Author gives 3 great questions to ask :“If you were put into my role tomorrow, what would be the first three things you’d do and why?”  Or: “What are the three biggest barriers to our success, and what are our three biggest opportunities we have?” 

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What are Values?

What are Values? | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
What are values? Beliefs, ideas, principles that we regard as important. Discover your functional, core and organisational values with The Leader's Voice.
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This article really hit home for me today!

 

I really liked the how the author defined values:

Values are what we hold important when making decisions or taking action. 

 

As a leader once you take the time to hire talented and passionate people who fit your culture, identifying values will help guide your leaders to stay on course.  To me living the values, believing in the values, and ensuring that we as leaders as well as our teams are staying on course with how decisions are made.

 

Values then become an inside out job, and become simply how we do things around here.

 

What are your thoughts?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:43 AM

Values are the glue that holds people together.

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Think about it....

Think about it.... | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
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My daughter reminded me of this lesson this evening.

 

 

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Lessons in Leadership and Life from Nelson Mandela | Tolero Solutions

Lessons in Leadership and Life from Nelson Mandela | Tolero Solutions | Leadership Advice & Tips | Scoop.it
How was Nelson Mandela able to lead and influence so many people? And how can you learn those leadership lessons to inspire people to do great things?

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Thank you Don!

 

This quote reminds me of Good to Great saying about Great Leaders.

 

When there is recognition:  Great Leaders look out the window at their team to give the credit away

 

When there is a mistake:  Great Leaders look in the mirror at themselves

 

Make it a great day!

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, December 6, 2013 3:44 PM

-What makes a great leader?
-What can we learn from Nelson Mandela's leadership?
-Are you inspiring those you lead?

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5 Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela


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Marc Rougier's curator insight, December 7, 2013 12:40 PM

This is a break from professional presentations. A tribute to a man of exceptional fate. No other leaders in today's world matches Nelson Mandela's vision, courage, determination and wisdom. RIP Madiba.

R. Lyση's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:23 AM

Marc Rougier's insight:

"This is a break from professional presentations. A tribute to a man of exceptional fate. No other leaders in today's world matches Nelson Mandela's vision, courage, determination and wisdom. RIP Madiba."