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How Successful Leaders Build Teams That Thrive

How Successful Leaders Build Teams That Thrive | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Learn about 3 tactics successful leaders use to build thriving teams that can adapt to the changing needs of their organization.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:51 PM

When it comes to leading teams and organization’s in today’s fast-changing environment, it can be tempting to focus our attention on those employees who share our point of view; whose opinions and insights help to solidify and support our perspective of what’s important and what needs to be done. It’s also easy to try and limit what information we allow our employees to have access to as a way to exert control and authority over those we’re meant to serve.

 

And yet, if we are to truly tap into the great value of teams – of benefiting from the diversity of experiences, insights and outlooks – we need to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that everyone in our team or organization has the opportunity to be heard; that we share what we know so that our employees will be willing to share their insights and experiences to help us better identify the challenges and opportunities we’ll face going forward.

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Nine Warning Signs of a Failing Employee -

Nine Warning Signs of a Failing Employee - | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.” Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless nights leading up to that difficult conversation. No leader likes to see an employee […]

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The Ten Traits Of Legendary Leaders

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What is the difference between leaders that are great and other leaders? There are ten traits of legendary leaders.

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« Comment manager mon patron ? »

« Comment manager mon patron ? » | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
La réponse d' Eléna Fourès , expert en leadership et multiculturalité, du cabinet Idem per Idem. elena.foures@idem-per-idem.com...

Les Anglo-Saxons parlent de « managing up », « manager son patron ». Tout l'art du « managing up » consiste à savoir se positionner à sa juste place (ni fayot ni en opposition). Le « managing up » est largement répandu, quoique - en dehors du monde anglo-saxon - il soit rarement officiellement reconnu, voire admis comme tel. Les relations patron(ne)-subordonné(e)s sont déterminées culturellement et varient fortement d'un pays à l'autre. En France, à l'inverse du monde anglo-saxon, on ne « challenge » pas autant son boss, voire pas du tout. ..


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Philippe GAILLARD's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:44 AM

manager son manager, tout un programme, mais fort utile !!!

Nathalie Olivier's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:15 AM

Le managing up 

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The Tension Connection - What’s A Tension Map?

The Tension Connection - What’s A Tension Map? | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
After reading Steven’s Snyder’s new book, Leadership and the Art of Struggle, I wanted to know more about his theory of positive and destructive tension.  So we connected to talk about vision, experiences, maps and tension.

My key take away:  The right pressures in the right combinations create positive Flow.

Steven describes several sources of tension which he maps into quadrants.   We experience “tensions of tradition” when we work to challenge and disrupt our team’s patterns.   We may feel the “tensions of aspiration” when we have conflicting visions or goals for the future.  These can be good, or the source of deep struggle.

I asked Steve to share more… just how can those tight shoulders lead to “flow”?  What would I want my map to look like?

“Maps which show moderate to moderate-high levels of aspirational tension, lower levels of Tradition Tension and very low levels of Relationship or Identity Tension are which i would call “Flow”.    Tension maps which show low levels of all tensions are not producing enough tension to motivate high levels of achievement.

With respect to higher levels of tension.  This is a struggle.  There is not an “ideal” type of struggle.  everyone struggles differently.  The point is that the tension map can tell you what to do about it.”

Make Your Own Map

If you’re curious as to how this all works, you can get in on a free pilot of Steve’s online assessment, Adaptive Leader Profile.  You go online, answer some questions about yourself and your situation, and he will send you back a free map and interpretation.  The only caveat is that you need to wait until he get’s enough data to ensure validity (hey, it’s a pilot).

I took it, and am looking forward to the report.  Like you, I’ve got plenty of pressure worth mapping.

For great synopsis and overviews of Snyder’s book checkout these posts by Jon Mertz or Bill George.  Or download a free chapter.


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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 1:28 PM

Great concept from an excellent book.

Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™'s curator insight, March 2, 2014 8:01 PM

People skills perspective -- the value of tension! Interesting ...

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6 Easy Strategies for Dealing with a Negative Co-Worker

6 Easy Strategies for Dealing with a Negative Co-Worker | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
How to Deal with a Negative Co-Worker Using Six Easy Strategies
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If they rarely say anything positive or offer potential solutions, let them know that as well.

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5 Difficult Workplace Types & How to Get Them to Cooperate - World of Psychology

5 Difficult Workplace Types & How to Get Them to Cooperate - World of Psychology | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
The workplace is filled with difficult personalities -- bullies, know-it-alls, rumor mongers... Our fallback reaction when faced with problem people at work is

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Language of Leadership: Constructive Versus Destructive Criticism

Language of Leadership: Constructive Versus Destructive Criticism | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Many people have the title of a leader but don't elicit results because they lack an understanding of constructive versus destructive criticism.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:20 PM

Criticism is criticism and that is important to understand. It helps us think about the way we present the criticism and make it work for the better. Are we moving the person forward is critical.

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How To Coach Underperforming Employees - Business 2 Community

How To Coach Underperforming Employees - Business 2 Community | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it

The four steps of effective coaching : explanation, clarification, participation,appreciation

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7 Steps to Communicate Your Way out of Conflict | Switch and Shift

7 Steps to Communicate Your Way out of Conflict | Switch and Shift | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Is conflict creating problems, nip conflict and communication problems in the bud so they do not bite you back. Here are are seven simple and powerful steps you can use to turn conflict and communication problems around before they erode the relationships you need to succeed!

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David Hain's curator insight, February 22, 2014 3:24 AM

Will conflict be a source of richness or value destruction? Follow these steps for the former.

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6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor | Fast Company | Business + ...

6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor | Fast Company | Business + ... | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
#HR #Learning #Training #Doha #Dubai #AbuDhabi #Bahrain #Oman #SaudiArabia #Kuwait #Singapore There are mentors, and then there are kick-ass mentors. And if you're going to take on the mantle of giving someone else career guidance, insight, and advice, you might as well aspire to greatness. By Gwen Moran.

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Will This Be The Year Leaders Put Employees First? - TanveerNaseer.com

Will This Be The Year Leaders Put Employees First? - TanveerNaseer.com | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Discover what the latest research into leadership today reveals about what leaders should be doing to sustain organizational growth and success.
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10 Super Simple Tools to Regain Control When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

10 Super Simple Tools to Regain Control When Someone Pushes Your Buttons | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it

This is the time of year when many of us find ourselves stressed and dealing with people who push our buttons whether on purpose or by accident.

 

Buttons are those areas that when touched on by someone in the course of communication, make us react. Some are bigger buttons than others but everyone has them and we all need tools for handling the communication when those buttons are approached or pushed.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:10 AM

In life, there are certain behaviors and subjects that push our buttons and make us react. Through effective communication you can regain control of these areas. Here are 10 Simple Tools!

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8 Ways to Manage Someone You Don't Like

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In business, you are bound to cross paths with people you don't care for. Here are some tips on how to improve your working relationship with them.

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, April 20, 2014 1:16 PM

What exactly does this mean? Well, you have to be a people person to lead. Otherwise you can only lead people like yourself.

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Don’t Over-Complicate It – 7 Simple Truths for Leadership Success

Don’t Over-Complicate It – 7 Simple Truths for Leadership Success | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetWe tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we really, really, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not always common practice. Searching the shelves of your local bookstore (do those still exist?) or doing […]

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7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses

7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it

 

ccording to recent research, 86 percent of employees believe that if they like their boss they are more productive. So forget about cracking the whip. Instead, build these seven habits into your leadership persona.


Sounds obvious, but simply taking a moment to greet your employees (by name!) and make small talk with them goes a long way to increasing your likeability as a boss. Be as approachable and accessible as possible. Take time to compliment employees and ask them how their day is going. Be patient; remember that it's important to set aside time for your people, no matter how busy you are. In fact, that busyness yours and theirs makes a friendly word even more important.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:59 PM

If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here's how to make that happen.

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How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.


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How to Manage a Micromanager

Members of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share how to work with over-attentive managers without losing your cool—or your job. To learn more about Con...

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Learning Leadership from Losers - General Leadership

Learning Leadership from Losers - General Leadership | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Celebrate the bad with the good, embrace the demons from your past and make the bad leaders pay by turning it into losers lessons on leadership.

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Chris Brown's curator insight, March 3, 2014 3:45 PM

We often look at the attributes of great leaders as models to strive for.  I believe that we can learn from both great leaders and the leaders that we have encountered that are...well shall we say no where near "great."

 

In this article, there are some descriptions of leaders similar to some you might have experienced.  Think about these "leaders" and what you can do to assure you don't take on these attributes.  Maybe even make a public statement to your team declaring "I don't want to be this type of leader.... I would appreciate it if you let me know if I start down that path."

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9 Things You Should Never Ask Employees to Do

9 Things You Should Never Ask Employees to Do | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Kill the post-work social events -- among other things -- that might be rubbing your staff the wrong way.

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Management by Control

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A common error for new management personnel is they tend to over manage the employees. They want to do a good job to show their boss that they were the right choice for the position, but end up going a bit to the extreme in “managing the staff.”


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:31 PM

What can you do withif you have a #micromanager?

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2014 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:15 PM

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate) | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there i...

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:30 AM

Great read.... you don't wake up one day and realize you're not a good leader.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:12 PM

The lack of self-awareness in poor leaders is what concerns me the most.  The emotional intelligence to understand how your actions can affect others is the most important characteristic of a great leader.

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many [...]

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Manage your Manager | Scoop.it

So what engages employees? The drivers differ region to region and person to person, but employee engagement is largely about social connections happening in organizations and aligning work experiences with employees’ cultural needs.


What works varies by industry, location, company size, and how much money and resources the organization has to invest into developing its culture, and its value and philosophy around employee engagement.


But there are factors that all highly engaged workplaces have in common.


How do the best places to work succeed at employee engagement?


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:35 PM

Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:11 AM

Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:50 AM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?