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How to Change Your Business Culture

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Your business culture needs to be one that can attract, motivate and retain employees, build loyalty and commitment from customers to the success of your business, and support your endeavours to grow the business to greater heights.

 

If your business is not firing on all of these fronts, careful attention needs to be given to improving your businesss culture, and through  these improvements, increase your bottom line.

 

This excellent article, acknowledges that it is extremely difficult to change a business culture, and it suggests four ways you can go about improving rather than completely changing, your existing business culture.


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How Having Tough Conversations Help You Emerge as the Leader

How Having Tough Conversations Help You Emerge as the Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Sherry Winn helps you understand and be able to have the tough conversations you need to have on many occasions as a leader.

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Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter  

Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter   | New Leadership | Scoop.it

At the root of any good decision is categorizing what kind of decision needs to be made, by whom, and how quickly.

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Leaders Who Create the Future

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At the heart of great leadership is the ability to critically assess current state, envision the future state and take actions to bridge the gap. Execution is effectively governed by learning an

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Are you a high performing leadership team? ….. ten questions to ask yourselves! - Metalogue

Are you a high performing leadership team? ….. ten questions to ask yourselves! - Metalogue | New Leadership | Scoop.it
In recent years, I’ve noticed that enquiries for team development and coaching, invariably start with the statement: “we (or they) need to be a high performing team.” On face value, this strikes me as a reasonable request. However, I’ve learnt that this statement covers a whole range of ills, dysfunctionalities and possibilities. It gets used as a proxy for ‘help us sort out our problems…without risking exploring what these might be’.

In truth, there are no off-the-shelf answers to what constitutes high performance for a leadership team. Every team needs to work it out for themselves. However, we believe that there are important questions that a leadership team needs to ask itself which can act as a starting point of a conversation or development process.

Below are ten questions we think it is important for every leadership team to ask itself:

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David Hain's curator insight, January 16, 7:08 AM

Useful diagnostic to discuss with your leadership team - then act on the results!

Agnes Menso's curator insight, January 17, 3:20 AM

Useful diagnostic to discuss with your leadership team - then act on the results!

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Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term

Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Mauricio knew that he must carve out time for strategic conversations with his leadership team, but during a one-on-one coaching session he told me he was puzzled. When he had suggested to his leadership team that they have these conversations, people had nodded their heads and said they’d raise strategic agenda items. Yet their meetings continued to focus on the day-to-day numbers, operational processes, and immediate crises.

Unfortunately, this scenario is common for many leadership teams — when facing immediate concerns, it’s difficult to remain strategic. Senior executives need to balance the long- and short-term demands of their businesses, and meetings need to mirror this balance. But they rarely do when executives don’t realize the pitfalls of meetings that conflate strategy and operations.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 9, 4:59 AM

I come across this scenario all the time. Short term stuff gets complained about, but top teams keep on doing it. Strategy is longed for, but rarely happens because of the previous scenario. Maybe people just play to what they're good at and avoid the stuff (without easy answers) in the 'too difficult' box? Or maybe they haven't left operational management behind. Whatever, it creates a vicious cycle...

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 10, 9:19 PM

This is tough to do when much of the world thinks in terms of the short term rewards process?

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7 Ways Modest Leadership Increases Team Success

7 Ways Modest Leadership Increases Team Success | New Leadership | Scoop.it

People who listen are heard. Braggarts mostly end up talking to themselves.

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How To Build An Inclusive Team - People Development Network

How To Build An Inclusive Team - People Development Network | New Leadership | Scoop.it
It's time to break down the silo’s and create an inclusive team. One of the biggest problems in big corporations today is the disconnect between departments

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Are You Overusing These 3 Leadership Habits? A Coach’s Perspective

Are You Overusing These 3 Leadership Habits? A Coach’s Perspective | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Each of us have natural tendencies and habits.  Leaders are no different.  We might love to share our sage advice, to be problem solvers, or to play the devil’s advocate.  But these tendencies and habits, if overused, can have a downside. Here are some commonly overused leadership habits and alternatives we might put in their…

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James Schreier's curator insight, January 3, 7:01 AM

I'd actually label this bad leadership habits -- not overused.  They should be very rarely used!

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(Empathic Leadership) Empathy Is An Essential Leadership Skill -- And There's Nothing Soft About It

(Empathic Leadership) Empathy Is An Essential Leadership Skill -- And There's Nothing Soft About It | New Leadership | Scoop.it

I get tired of hearing about “soft skills,” even when it’s acknowledged they are important. No less a hard-muscled body than the U.S. Army, in its Army Field Manual on Leader Development (one of the best resource on leadership I’ve ever seen) insists repeatedly that empathy is essential for competent leadership.

 

Why?  Empathy enables you to know if the people you’re trying to reach are actually reached.  It allows you to predict the effect your decisions and actions will have on core audiences and strategize accordingly.  Without empathy, you can’t build a team or nurture a new generation of leaders.  You will not inspire followers or elicit loyalty. Empathy is essential in negotiations and sales:  it allows you to know your target’s desires and what risks they are or aren’t willing to take.

 

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, January 2, 3:47 AM
No importa como la queramos definir..la empatía sigue siendo una de las competencias fundamentales y esenciales del liderazgo del siglo XXI 
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Leadership Development Model - People Development Network

Leadership Development Model - People Development Network | New Leadership | Scoop.it
To give clarity to my paradigm on leadership and management, I set out below my leadership development model which gives on overview of my own philosophy.

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5 Traits of the Aware Leader | Ron Edmondson

5 Traits of the Aware Leader | Ron Edmondson | New Leadership | Scoop.it
The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.
 

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5 Traits of the Aware Leader | Ron Edmondson
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Team Humility - Want to Succeed? Build a Humble Team!

Team Humility - Want to Succeed? Build a Humble Team! | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Humility is overlooked in organisations. We assume that humility leads to low-producing, under-motivated wimps. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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What great leadership and music have in common

What great leadership and music have in common | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Jim Crupi is a management consultant with a long, brilliant resume. (Heard of CNN? He helped set the strategic stage that led to its creation.) Here, he distils some of his best leadership advice into one memorable metaphor.

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5 Leadership Skills Small-Business Owners Must Have

5 Leadership Skills Small-Business Owners Must Have | New Leadership | Scoop.it

The absence of leadership skills in business creates frustration and challenges, from employee-management issues, to financial issues, and client problems.

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Three Ways to Refresh Your Strategy for the New Year | news grove.com

Three Ways to Refresh Your Strategy for the New Year | news grove.com | New Leadership | Scoop.it
What can you do to get your team in sync for 2018? When people get lost in the details of week-to-week implementation, it is easy for them to get disconnected from the big-picture strategy. Early in the new year is a natural time to reconnect, review, and renew. Here are three ways to focus your organization or team and develop strategic insight for the coming months.

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5 qualities of emotionally intelligent leaders

5 qualities of emotionally intelligent leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Some of the most revered leaders in business today share common traits that attract great staff and inspire the best work. These people are often described as warm, personable, approachable and just plain real.

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Nine Attitudes of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders - People Development

Nine Attitudes of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders - People Development | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Emotionally intelligent leaders adopt certain attitudes to individuals within their team. This article describes how these attitudes show up in behaviours

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3 Expert Tips on Succeeding as a New Leader

3 Expert Tips on Succeeding as a New Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it

When I first took on a leadership role, I thought the key to success was delegation. As a new leader, I wanted to show that I trusted my team. So I spent the majority of my time assigning tasks and then allowing my employees to work autonomously.

It wasn’t long before I realized I’d gone too far.

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9 Simple Reminders That Will Make You a Better Leader

9 Simple Reminders That Will Make You a Better Leader | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership can be hard, don't make it harder for yourself.

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george_reed's curator insight, January 4, 3:31 PM
I like this list. Toxic leaders do not do these things.
 
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Leadership can be hard, don't make it harder for yourself.
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How You Promote People Can Make or Break Company Culture

How You Promote People Can Make or Break Company Culture | New Leadership | Scoop.it

Managing promotions effectively is one of the most powerful ways leaders can drive their company’s success.

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Turbulent Times Call for Athletic Leaders

Turbulent Times Call for Athletic Leaders | New Leadership | Scoop.it

EOs who can turn turmoil into triumph have many personality traits in common with world-class athletes.

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Increasing your leadership potential

Increasing your leadership potential | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership is a behavior, not a position or a title. While some executives exhibit remarkable leadership behaviors, others simply become good managers, never fully realizing their capacity for leadership. The latter will likely have the skill and determination to operate a program and possibly even oversee an organization. It is the former, however, who will successfully guide an organization toward unlocking its true potential.

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Executing strategy: the four stages of success  

Executing strategy: the four stages of success   | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you have the right structures, processes and people to support your strategy?
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Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. While you might think that leaders spend most of their time helping others to be…

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How to Build a Successful Team

How to Build a Successful Team | New Leadership | Scoop.it
Building a successful team is about more than finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills. This guide will tell you how to lay the groundwork for a highly productive team that can communicate, cooperate and innovate in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

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