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Humility as a Leadership Trait

Humility as a Leadership Trait | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Want to demonstrate that you have what it takes to be an effective leader and have people follow your direction? Be humble! That lesson echoed with me as I read a David Brooks column in the New York Times in...
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From the article: "A sense of humility is essential to leadership because it authenticates a person's humanity. We humans are frail creatures; we have our faults. Recognizing what we do well, as well as what we do not do so well, is vital to self-awareness and paramount to humility." Read more to find  ways to demonstrate humility in the workplace....

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Ways Successful People Defeat Stress

Ways Successful People Defeat Stress | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it

 Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.  Number one is compassion. Read more now...

 

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From the article: "Feeling stressed? Of course you are. You have too much on your plate, deadlines are looming, people are counting on you, and to top it all off," there are and family commitments to juggle. " You are under a lot of pressure — so much that at times, you suspect the quality of your work suffers for it.

 

This is life in the modern workplace. It is more or less impossible to be any kind of professional these days and not experience frequent bouts of intense stress. The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do."  

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The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
And they're not afraid to take a step back first.
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 From the article: "The smartest, savviest professionals don't wait for a posting to appear.  They make their own opportunities, and get rewarded handsomely for it."

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Connect, Then Lead

Connect, Then Lead | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it

Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”


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Excerpt from article: "If you want to effectively lead others, you have to get the warmth-competence dynamic right. Projecting both traits at once is difficult, but the two can be mutually reinforcing—and the rewards substantial. Earning the trust and appreciation of those around you feels good. Feeling in command of a situation does, too. Doing both lets you influence people more effectively."

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Excerpt from article: "If you want to effectively lead others, you have to get the warmth-competence dynamic right. Projecting both traits at once is difficult, but the two can be mutually reinforcing—and the rewards substantial. Earning the trust and appreciation of those around you feels good. Feeling in command of a situation does, too. Doing both lets you influence people more effectively."

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Are You Nonverbally Illiterate?

Are You Nonverbally Illiterate? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Are You Nonverbally Illiterate? Carol Goman's new book - The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help - or Hurt - How You Lead
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This article is a great primer for the book. It highlights some key areas for leader awarness.  It is not always what we say as what your non vebals communicate.  Is there congruency in the message? Read more now.  

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How to Respond to Negativity

How to Respond to Negativity | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
"I'm getting to the end of my patience," Dan,* the head of sales for a financial services firm, told me. "There is so much opportunity here — the business is growing, the work is interesting, and bonuses should be pretty...
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This articles give you some great insights on effectively turning around negative people. Now read.

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5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership

5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
As you reflect upon your career and future, step-back and assess your body of work and how it has impacted the manner in which you lead.
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Stricking words: "Failure is the mot powerful source for know -how and understanding.  It teaches you abuot survival and reinvention of yourself and the organization you are leading...." Read more now.

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Are You Making This Mistake at the End of Your Meetings?

Are You Making This Mistake at the End of Your Meetings? | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five, because deciding is different than doing.”
Decisions are worthless … unless you turn them into
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How reliable are commitments in your organization?

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Learn to be Charismatic -

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Inspirational leaders have charisma. People want to hear what they have to say and do what they advise. But can you learn to be inspiring? Sure. Here are three things you can do to build your...
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making c...
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Dan Ariely shares with us his findings of two experiments on motivation.  The information seems so simple yet so profound. He asks in the knowledge society/economy, what will be more important for us efficiency or meaning of the work.  A must watch video.

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Raffaele Loscialpo's comment, July 1, 2013 5:55 PM
That's a great video, Maria. Thank you for sharing! It needs so little to make people motivating, and so little to make them demotivated, angry and depressed. Brilliant, the connection with Marx's perspective. Thanks again!
Raffaele Loscialpo's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:58 PM

Do you think does it take so much to make people motivated? Do you think you need a degree or an MBA to learn how to get the top perfomance from people (keeping them happy) ? If you do think so, you are wrong. It does take so little...

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7 Traits That Distinguish Super Successful People From Ordinary Ones

7 Traits That Distinguish Super Successful People From Ordinary Ones | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
How'd Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett do so well? They lived according to these seven strategic, wealth-building principles.
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Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults

Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Learn about the lifelong benefits of play, including greater creativity, happiness, and productivity.
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Top 4 tips for living a happier life | Good Relaxation

Top 4 tips for living a happier life | Good Relaxation | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Fortunately, it doesn't take much to improve your state of mind. Try the following tips for leading a happier life.
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Making Yourself Indispensable

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This article presents a step-by-step process by which developing leaders can identify their strengths, select appropriate complementary skills , and develop those skills to dramatically improve their strengths—making themselves uniquely valuable to their companies. Read more.....

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To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
What's important is self-compassion.
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From the article: "Here's an unavoidable truth: You are going to screw up. Everyone — including very successful people — makes boatloads of mistakes. The key to success is, as everyone knows, to learn from those mistakes and keep moving forward. But not everyone knows how. Self-compassion is the how you've been looking for."

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Collaboration Is the New Competition

Collaboration Is the New Competition | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Five ways to drive large-scale social change by working cooperatively.
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From the article: "Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It's called collective impact and it's a growing trend across the country."

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Oluwasemilogo Akinmuyiwa's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:52 PM

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An online marketplace is a place where businesses in one specific industry gather to explore common interest, goals and profitable income streams.

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Becoming a Better Judge of People

Becoming a Better Judge of People | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it

Ten questions to help you understand the intrinsic "why" and "how" behind a person.

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"Ask these ten questions about someone, or even a subset of them, and you'll be on a path to being a better judge of people."

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Oluwasemilogo Akinmuyiwa's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:50 AM

Horn up your people management skills. It is very essential in today's world if you hope to make an impact.

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Dealing with a Bad Boss

Dealing with a Bad Boss | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
It's often said there's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. The parallel in organizational life is that at some point in your career you'll have a bad boss — or at least a boss who's bad for you....
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Positive Intelligence

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Increasing your happiness improves your chances of success. Developing new habits, nurturing your coworkers, and thinking positively about stress are good ways to start

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Developing Mindful Leaders

Developing Mindful Leaders | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table.
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What would happen if cultivativng a successful inner life was a core feature in leadership development?

 

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The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
This is the third in a series of posts about skills in awareness; the first two were being centered and paying attention. Being centered brings you into the present moment. Paying attention allows
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The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
They're a reminder that mastery, membership, and meaning are the best motivators.
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Imacting words from the article, "Tapping into the non-monetary rewards (while paying fairly) are central to engagement and happiness. And they are also likely to produce innovative solutions to difficult problems."  Read more now!

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Flow | This Emotional Life

Flow | This Emotional Life | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
Being "in the zone" is a state when you are so caught up in what you are doing or creating that time just slips by. Psychologists call this state of optimal attention and immersion “flow.”
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A must read. This article provides great ideas on how to achieve flow.

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Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it

Innovation has become the holy grail. Finding innovation is almost a sacred quest for the solution that will create growth, and open new eras of prosperity and well-being.

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 A novel point of view and a quick read.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness | Inspirational Learning | Scoop.it
How happy are you at work? How happy are those around you? There was a recent article from the Associated Press about employee happiness suggesting that we are steadily becoming unhappy at work bec...
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