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Management theory was hijacked in the 80s. We're still suffering the fallout

Management theory was hijacked in the 80s. We're still suffering the fallout | Leadership | Scoop.it

We know what makes companies prosper in the long term. They manage themselves as whole systems, look after their people, use targets and incentives with extreme caution, keep pay differentials narrow (we really are in this together) and treat profits as the score rather than the game. And it's a given that in the long term companies can't thrive unless they have society's interests at heart along with their own.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 5, 2014 1:27 PM

Good governance went out of the window when the Chicago school's reductive view of human nature took hold.

Erwan Hernot's curator insight, July 6, 2014 12:26 PM

Top managers and shareholders on one side and employees on the  other. Think it's past history (before the  fall of the Berlin Wall) ? Wrong. We're still in it.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:01 AM

Great read on Good Governance and (What went wrong in) Management! Brought to you in 2012 by The Guardian.

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Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy

Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy | Leadership | Scoop.it

We’re all trying our best to remain standing, but the ground beneath us is shifting at an accelerating rate. The implications for strategy are profound, but few have explored this terrain.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:16 PM

Excerpt from John's blog post: 


Make no mistake about it, if all you do is focus on learning within the four walls of your firm, you’ve already lost. The key to scaling learning is to be able to reach out beyond your enterprise and find ways to connect with world-class participants in a broad array of complementary domains in ways that will help all participants to learn faster.


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Managing Change In Your School

Managing Change In Your School | Leadership | Scoop.it
By Chris Faisandier. I was a young school Principal in New Zealand during the tumultuous educational reforms that were implemented in that country on 1 October, 1989. The ‘Picot’ reforms, named aft...

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Be Seen as a Leader

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, November 23, 2013 8:40 PM

Excerpt: "When a new work group forms, people often make snap judgments about who is qualified to lead. If the players don’t already know one another, they tend to afford status to teammates on the basis of factors such as age, gender, race, attractiveness, and rank.  Anyone, the authors say, can achieve higher status and more influence by getting in the right mind-set before engaging with new teammates.


There are three psychological states that can increase the optimism, confidence, and proactive behavior that people associate with leaders: promotion focus (defined as a focus on goals and positive outcomes), happiness, and a feeling of power. And all it takes to help you enter one of these states is a simple five-minute exercise before starting a group task: Write about your ambitions or a time when you felt happy or powerful. The authors report that study subjects who did exactly that were more likely than others to speak up, steer decision making, and be viewed by their teammates as leaders—both in initial group meetings and in follow-up meetings."  Now read more...

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5 Tips On Becoming A Leader People Want To Follow

5 Tips On Becoming A Leader People Want To Follow | Leadership | Scoop.it

People perform more effectively, grow more quickly, become more motivated, and become more effective leaders in their own right when they have a leader that they want to follow.

 

What are some of the common characteristics of the leaders that people want to follow?

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:47 AM

(From the article): Great leaders that people want to follow want the best for their team members – they invest time, energy, and money into helping their people reach their potential as leaders in their own right.

 

When you look at your team members, always ask the question: What is their next area of growth? What would help them get there? What can I as a leader, or we as an organization, provide for them to help them realize their potential? Do we need to get them more training? Do they need to be mentored? Do they need more opportunities to try some things outside of their current role?

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The Trouble with Leadership Theories

The Trouble with Leadership Theories | Leadership | Scoop.it
Buzzwords are easy to hide behind.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:36 AM

Limit noise, don't play safe, communicate and have good conversations and believe that people want to be great are great take aways. In the end its how you apply a theory to your leadership that helps you.

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Mark Josephson of Bitly, on Leading With a Compass

Mark Josephson of Bitly, on Leading With a Compass | Leadership | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Bitly says that effective leadership means empowering individuals to make, and own, the decisions.

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Insight, Intellect, and Practicality: Transformational Leadership | Doug Williamson

Insight, Intellect, and Practicality: Transformational Leadership | Doug Williamson | Leadership | Scoop.it

4355Why the emphasis we have placed on the value of accumulated or stored knowledge we have worshiped in the past, is now a potentially dangerous source of false confidence.


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Why Transformational Leaders Are In Demand | Young Upstarts

Why Transformational Leaders Are In Demand | Young Upstarts | Leadership | Scoop.it
Transformational leaders are in demand more than ever. It is important to understand what specific benefits this particular style of leadership can bring to your organization, argues Brian Dozer, D. Mgt., MBA, adjunct professor at Brandman University’s School of Extended Education.

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FreddyCardoza's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:36 PM

Transformational leaders:

1. Create a vision.

2. “Walk the talk."

3. Communicate using a frame of reference the audience can understand.

4. Build commitment to the vision.

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Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence

Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence | Leadership | Scoop.it

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, January 27, 2014 2:26 PM

New learning experiences and new opportunites  may make you feel uncertain at best and incompetent at worst. Remember that those feelings are temporary and a prelude to greater professional ability.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:27 PM

Why is it that so many smart, ambitious professionals are less productive and satisfied than they should or could be? Why do so many of them find their upward trajectories flattening into a plateau? In our experience—Tom’s as a business school...

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Nine Unseen Qualities That Create Exceptional Leaders

Nine Unseen Qualities That Create Exceptional Leaders | Leadership | Scoop.it
Good leaders look good on paper. Great leaders look great in person; their actions show their value.Yet some leaders go even farther. And they’re even more successful not because of what you see them

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What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership

What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a good #leader? Great #infographic from @AndrewDeen14 of Norwich University http://t.co/MGId8yT3ej via @CCLdotORG #leadership
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How to make a vision board and why you need one ~ WikiMed

How to make a vision board and why you need one ~ WikiMed | Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @En_WikiMed: How to make a vision board and why you need one http://t.co/JrFLc9sG3L
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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | Leadership | Scoop.it

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:27 PM

How can I tell you if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t where you are headed.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 15, 2014 9:33 PM

I love it!

Dixie Binford's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:28 AM

Good guidelines for school leadership in coaching/mentoring staff.

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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level | Leadership | Scoop.it

Are some skills less important for leaders at certain levels of the organization? Or is there a set of skills fundamental to every level?



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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 2, 2014 7:18 AM

Core skills every leader needs

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 3, 2014 7:31 AM

These skills are critical on every level and a great predictor of success!

Miss Write's curator insight, August 19, 2014 10:35 AM

These seem to be common sense so why are so many companies getting it so wrong with their managerial placements

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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Which kind of leader are you?

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, December 18, 2013 12:02 PM

Excerpt: "Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s personality makeup and leadership style, so that strengths and competences can be matched to particular roles and challenges. Getting this match wrong can bring misery to all concerned and cause considerable damage." Read now the article and identify archetypes.

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10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence | Leadership | Scoop.it

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. They must evaluate how their leadership brand is being perceived by others and whether or not it has grown tired and requires a tune-up.  Leaders must take pause and reach out to those before them who have already lived the situations they are about to experience themselves – and embrace these perspectives as nuggets of wisdom in preparation for what lies ahead of them.

 


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Progressive training's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:21 AM

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

 

#leadership #management #business

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

 

 

(From the article): As leaders, you must begin to look beyond the obvious and open your eyes to see the opportunities previous unseen.   Leadership requires you to have circular vision and when you begin to grow complacent, you only see the obvious details before you – rather than those they lie around, beneath and beyond what you seek.  In fact, your mindset becomes stagnate because you are not stretching your perspectives enough to see more than you want to.

 

When you fall into this trap, it’s time to reshuffle the deck, and map out the internal and external factors that are influencing your thinking. You must begin to identify areas that can be improved –  such as relationships, workshop culture, networking, how you are investing in yourself (or lack thereof), etc.

 

It’s not experience, but rather opportunity that is the true mother of success.   Be more mindful about how you manage opportunity before it begins to manage you.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:41 AM

The first lesson is a good place to begin. We become so busy we do not look up and from side-to-side. Leaders need to be present and aware of what is happening and not happening. They need to be aware of who is best served to take the reins in a given situation.

 

In School, leadership and management should be intertwined. Quite often, I found that the latter was used almost exclusively and leadership did not exist.

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10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Leader

10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Leader | Leadership | Scoop.it
Becoming a better leader can help you in many different areas of life, from school to the workplace. Check out these ten tips that can help you improve your leadership skills.

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Leadership: 5 Tips to Develop your Confidence

Leadership: 5 Tips to Develop your Confidence | Leadership | Scoop.it
A lot of people think that being confident means being outspoken or egocentric. Actually the reverse is true...

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Get Rid of the Performance Review!

Get Rid of the Performance Review! | Leadership | Scoop.it

Performance reviews supposedly enlighten subordinates about what they should be doing better. But instead, they destroy morale, kill teamwork and hurt the bottom line.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 8, 2014 10:09 AM
Managers can talk until they are blue in the face about the importance of positive team play at every level of the organization, but the team play that's most critical to ensuring that an organization runs effectively is the one-on-one relationship between a boss and each of his or her subordinates.The performance review undermines that relationship.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:47 PM

Alberta Education, or at least its minister, is considering a proposal teachers need to be reviewed and re-certified every five years. This article seems to speak against this thinking.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 17, 2014 8:34 AM

I tend to agree with this ... great read.. there are too many conversations that a performance review doesn't  do justice to and kills morale... the boss wants to talk about performance what went well and what didn't the employees wants career path and highlighting there wins...In todays fast past change at a moment world this process might be outdated...Good article 

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Ronald Riggio: Transformational Leadership - YouTube

Ronald Riggio, Ph.D. is Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Riggio has been at CMC ...

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Lead At Your Best

Lead At Your Best | Leadership | Scoop.it

Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mindsets that limit your potential as a leader. 

 

As important as mindsets are, we often skip ahead to actions. We adopt behavior and expect it to stick through force of will. Sadly, it won’t if we haven’t changed the underlying attitudes and beliefs that drove the old behavior in the first place. Making matters worse, our behavior affects other people’s mindsets, which in turn affect their behavior.

 

A leader’s failure to recognize and shift mindsets can stall the change efforts of an entire organization. Indeed, because of the underlying power of a leader’s mindsets to guide an entire organization toward positive change, any effort to become better leaders should start with ourselves, by recognizing the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that drive us.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:22 PM

Five simple exercises to challenge your mindset adapted from Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie's new book, Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact.


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5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams | Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative. Leaders must foster a commitment from the team to embrace an innovation mindset where each employee learns to apply the differences that exist in one another for their own success and that of the organization. Here are 5 immediate things leaders can do with their teams to foster an environment of innovation and initiative. They apply whether you are forming a new team or revamping an existing one.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 8, 2014 4:52 AM

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In their Teams

John Michel's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:51 PM

Innovation begins with those people who touch the business across all functional and departmental areas.   Innovation is not dependent on the participation of high-ranking executives — but on any employee that is a student of the business, knows their customers and their specific needs.

JC FAILLANT's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:26 AM

Une belle synthèse de quelques postures clés pour favoriser l'innovation et conduire le changement. Article qui vulgarise le sujet.

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The Four Ways Of Being | Transformational Leadership

The Four Ways Of Being | Transformational Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
Integrity, commitment, accountability, and authenticity create transformational leadership and breakthrough performance.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:59 PM

Transformational leadership begins when we are ourselves, transformed.

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Twitter / Dani_Palacio8: A man with dreams needs a women ...

Twitter / Dani_Palacio8: A man with dreams needs a women ... | Leadership | Scoop.it
A man with dreams needs a women with vision... http://t.co/NO35Cfz6PK"
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