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The Disconnect Between Aging Management and the Younger Workforce

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Are you ready to connect your connected workforce?


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What motivates millennials is a sense of purpose--making a difference.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 23, 2013 10:04 AM

That's an important one... the statistics are showing that we - in the whole world, not only in the States - take care how this change of pouvoir will take place...

 

I have one small reframing idea: these type of articles are speaking about the gap between the generations like something unbridgable  thing... it looks like that when the boomers and the Xs are arriving in the office, they find there the Martian, or aliens (the Y generations...)  who are very misterious, wants completely othere things than us, whose motivation is quite different from that of the earlier generation... welll, guys, these are not the Martian these are your sons and girls from home.... yes, if as parents you will not make a great effort to understand and motivate them at home, if they are already Martians there (you know, those little (or rather big) green people), than yes, you meet the same Martian folks in the office and in the factory and you have got a problem... but if you do your homework at home, you are good, understanding, supporting parents, then, hopefully you will not forget what you learned about them at home until you arrive at work... hopefully... from this angle this whole thing looks like a little bit less dramatic...  not speaking about that tiny detail how different were we from our parents, and yes, they did not want to understand us, the boomers, the that-time "Y-generation"... and, of course, we promised to ourselves that we on our turn as parents will be not such an as..holes... Well, guys....-)))

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Everyone thinks they are above average - CBS News

Everyone thinks they are above average - CBS News | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
People rate themselves above average in psychology studies so routinely that researchers are surprised when it doesn't show up
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Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs

Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
As a leader, communicating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. No matter how hard you try to get your message across, it is all too easy to find the next day that you face the same blank stares, predictable objections, and questions that indicate that you failed to make it stick — that people just aren’t getting it. One reason leaders find themselves in this cycle is that their approach to communication is based on an outdated mental model. It’s a model best described as a “post office.” They view themselves as the sender of a message and others as the receivers. If problems arise, leaders look for disruption somewhere along the route.

The post office model focuses most leaders’ attention on the sending process, rather than the give-and-take of effective conversations. Even if they invite people to ask questions and truly value their buy-in, these leaders are still preoccupied with their message. This leaves them ignorant about the larger context and reality on the ground, including emerging issues and game-changing opportunities. In the extreme, thinking in terms of the post office model causes leaders to make decisions in isolation or miss the early warning signs of dysfunctional momentum.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 7:49 AM

In leadership, 'receive' is so much more important than 'send', but so much rarer...Elizabeth Doty in praise of listening.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 30, 11:25 AM

Listening is a skill that requires practice . So many Leaders are solution focused they run down rabbit holes they could have avoided through listening ... all is us in general could work at improving our listening skills

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Bill Barnett on Strategy: Leading by Design

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  In 1993 the software startup FITS moved from Toulouse France to Scotts Valley California (a town at the edge of Silicon Valley). Thei
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Five Reasons We're Losing A Whole Generation of Managers

Five Reasons We're Losing A Whole Generation of Managers | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The reason you hear so much about succession planning is because finding good managers is harder than ever. Today's professionals are just as often saying no to management, and here are five reasons why.
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The Real Cost of Bad Bosses

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Infographic: Crummy bosses aren't just a pain; they're bad for business. How bad? We've found the stats--and it's not pretty.
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Cost of a Bad Boss

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People Leave Managers, Not Companies

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This is an excerpt from a new book, "The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World." This section examines the fundamental importance and challenges of a manager's role.
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A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life

A Sense of Purpose Means a Longer Life | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
A strong sense of purpose can extend our life span, as well as increase our well-being. Rather than stopping us from living in the present, it can actually enhance the present, by making us more connected, more energetic and more appreciative.
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The 4 Most Important Words a Leader Can Ever Say

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I thought the most important words a boss could say were, 'Can you help me?' I was wrong.
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Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses

Most Leaders Know Their Strengths — but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
And roughly 30% of leaders have at least one fatal flaw.
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The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
They’re all hard to improve because they run counter to our instincts.
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Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

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Bill George, a professor of leadership at Harvard Business School, and former CEO of Medtronic, says that self-awareness is the starting point of leadership. Self-awareness is the skill of being aware of our thoughts, emotions, and values from moment to moment. Through self-awareness, we can lead ourselves with authenticity and integrity — and in turn better lead others and our organizations.

We conducted a survey of more than 1,000 leaders in more than 800 companies in over 100 countries, and found that leaders at the highest levels tend to have better self-awareness than leaders lower in the hierarchy. This could be because stronger self-awareness accelerates the promotion process, or because, like Vince, we’re nudged toward enhancing our self-awareness as our leadership responsibility increases.

Fortunately for all of us, self-awareness can be enhanced. Simple steps can be taken to complement one’s traditional leadership skills with it.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 26, 6:28 AM

How self-aware are you? It's not too hard to find out, and it's so important!

Tom Wojick's curator insight, April 26, 9:13 AM

“My ego had run amok. I was leading from my head and not from my heart.” This is not uncommon; it happens not only in leadership, it happens in relationships. We don't teach self-awareness in school; we have to seek it. Yet it is critical to success not just in business, but in life. This article offers some helpful tips, however I recommend exploring and developing one's emotional intelligence. I recommend 6 Second's model of EQ: Know Yourself, Choose Yourself and Give  Yourself. It will help you not only become more self-aware, it will help you put that awareness into productive and useful action. 

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Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

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You need four things to do it.
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Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

Researchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.
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10 Ways Successful Leaders Think Differently

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Thinking differently begets behaving differently.
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Thoughtful Listening

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When we coach, we offer the rare gift of listening deeply. The first time I shared the Three Layers of Deep Listening Model (adapted from chapter 3 of Co-Active Coaching, by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House and Phillip Sandahl) with workshop participants, I asked them to remember the last time they had listened to someone at ...read more.
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Does corporate culture drive financial performance?

Does corporate culture drive financial performance? | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
John Kotter talks about corporate culture's effect on long-term financial performance.
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756% difference in net income

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Why so many Americans hate their jobs - CBS News

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Two-thirds of workers are disengaged to varying degrees, and it's not because their pay is too low
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8 Reasons Why You Might Be a Bad Boss (And How To Fix It)

8 Reasons Why You Might Be a Bad Boss (And How To Fix It) | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
These 8 shocking facts about bad bosses reveal that it's time for managers to make some changes. Here are the problems, and the simplest solutions.
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Bad Management

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The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

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According to an analysis of Facebook employees.
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The Importance of Deep Fun

Organizations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on employee engagement programs, yet their scores on engagement surveys remain abysmally low.
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