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Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership?

Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders don’t accomplish the mission. Followers do. So why is it that all the attention, time, money, and resources are spent on developing leaders? Why aren’t we also developing great followers?
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I strongly believe in a new type of management style. Not the control-and-command style, form which Managers are derived, but working together based on trust, empowerment and cooperation. Leaders in stead of Managers. All part of my philosophy call 'Qualtism'.
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New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters”

New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters” | About leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership is no longer defined by years spent in the industry, seniority with the company or the number of gray hairs on our heads. Innovation and social strategies play an increasing role in who wins – and who gets left behind. Often by necessity, leadership is getting younger, stronger and more diverse

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:55 PM

I suspect diversity has always mattered. Perhaps we are more aware of that need. What I find intriguing is how often diversity is shut down in the echo chambers we call organizations.

 

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If your employees aren't learning, you're not leading

If your employees aren't learning, you're not leading | About leadership | Scoop.it

There's a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like "I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year" have higher scores on questions such as:

"I consider myself a high performer""The work I do makes a difference in people's lives""I recommend this company to others as a great place for people to work""I recommend my boss to others as a great person to work for."

Unfortunately, we know from the study "Are SMART Goals Dumb?" that only 42% of workers say they are always or frequently learning on the job, while another 39% percent say they are never or rarely learning.


Via Edumorfosis, juandoming, Ricard Lloria, Create Wise Leader
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Leading is letting others learn.

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Why focusing on goals at work is making you a monster

Why focusing on goals at work is making you a monster | About leadership | Scoop.it
A focus on goals rather than behaviour is creating problems in the workplace.
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Are You Solving the Right Problems?

Are You Solving the Right Problems? | About leadership | Scoop.it

It has been 40 years since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jacob Getzels empirically demonstrated the central role of problem framing in creativity. Thinkers from Albert Einstein to Peter Drucker have emphasized the importance of properly diagnosing your problems. So why do organizations still struggle to get it right?

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By Tomas Wedell-Wedellsborg. A new approach to problem diagnosis that can be applied quickly.

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The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations

The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations | About leadership | Scoop.it
VOICES FROM THE FIELD:
This “Voices from the Field” explores the potential advantages of shifting from a traditional leadership model focused on one person or a small cadre to one where authority is shared among all who do the work.
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By Simon Mont. Ideas for a nwe, more sustainable organization.

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If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Human beings hunger for superheroes.
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By Margariate Mayo. It sounds hopeless. But in the end we get the leaders we deserve.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 26, 2017 2:32 PM
Are narcissists really leading? Perhaps they are bullying, manipulating, coercing, etc. How we choose leaders, if that is what we want to call them, speaks volumes about what we value as people.
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New Research Identifies How Trust Impacts Employee Work Passion

New Research Identifies How Trust Impacts Employee Work Passion | About leadership | Scoop.it

Trust at work is critical, but it can be difficult to pin down and address. Trust expert Daniel McAllister highlighted this challenge when he presented his initial research on the subject in 1995. McAllister opened with a quote from the book Behavior in Organizations. 

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By David Witt. By sharpening your knowledge about the impact trust has on work intentions, you can better design an environment where individuals trust their leaders, stay, endorse, and behave in ways that benefit the organization.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 31, 2017 11:47 AM
Without trust, there cannot be leading.
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 1, 2017 8:43 AM

I think trust is developed and sustained when an employee knows that a manager has employees' interests in view, when decisions made will enable an employee to do his or her best work. And when decisions might seem to stymie that work, the manager is willing and able to have a frank conversation about the decision and how the employee and the manager should handle the likely impacts. We have to remember that sometimes having an employee's best interests in view means being able to counsel that employee about unexpected options.

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 9, 2017 11:26 AM
Being trusted is important in all relationships.  It turns out that it also impacts how well we work.

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8 leadership lessons from history

8 leadership lessons from history | About leadership | Scoop.it
“If I have one piece of advice for would-be leaders, it is read some history,” writes historian Margaret MacMillan.
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It's true, good historical knowledegde if the difference between being a good sustainable leader or an opportunistic leader.
By Margaret MacMillan.

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(Self)-Organize for Complexity

(Self)-Organize for Complexity | About leadership | Scoop.it

“You’ve got to keep asserting the complexity and the originality of life, and the multiplicity of it, and the facets of it.”

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By Toni Morrison. the world we are living into requires more integrated ways of seeing and doing, and this is hard to do (if not impossible) if people maintain highly differentiated ways of organizing themselves

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Phil Jackson’s 11 Principles of Leadership

Phil Jackson’s 11 Principles of Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Phil Jackson's 11 Principles of Leadership on Phil Jackson's book Eleven Rings
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Good summary of Phil Jacksons book by Paul Sohn.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 8, 2017 9:04 AM

How can you argue with 11 championship rings ...

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The Truth About Leadership | Huffington Post

The Truth About Leadership | Huffington Post | About leadership | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to be talking about leadership these days. So, what is leadership really? The definition according to Wikipedia is: Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

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By Megan Tull. Misconceptions about leadership

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 21, 2016 5:09 PM
We often confuse management and leadership. The article contains some excellent insights.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 2017 12:52 PM
Teaching and leading are synomous for me as educate and pedagogy have to do with leading. The John Wooden quote is true as a leader and teacher. Students who see their teacher learning with them are led in ways that cannot be put into words.
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The ‘Adaptable Leader’ is the New Holy Grail — Become One, Hire One

The ‘Adaptable Leader’ is the New Holy Grail — Become One, Hire One | About leadership | Scoop.it
Anne Dwane, CBO at Chegg, has had to adapt a lot in her career as she's started and sold companies. Here's what she learned.
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Read if you want to be an adaptible leader.

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6 Traits of a Rebel Leader  - Switch & Shift

6 Traits of a Rebel Leader  - Switch & Shift | About leadership | Scoop.it
Be a rebel.  If you are content with the status quo, this is not the organization for you.
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By Chris r. Stricklin. Be a rebel that drives revolutionary change, not evolutionary progress

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How to be a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How to be a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution | About leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders need to learn how to manage people who are not in the office; how to measure and reward performance in the virtual workplace
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Supercharged human beings and a more human leadership

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Adhocracy - a new management approach | London Business School

Adhocracy - a new management approach | London Business School | About leadership | Scoop.it
Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstrale say big organisations should think less about top-down strategy and allow more freedom at the grassroots.

Via Kevin Watson
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Fluid an adaptable. That's what needed/

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Leadership Development: The Path To Becoming Our Highest Self

Leadership Development: The Path To Becoming Our Highest Self | About leadership | Scoop.it

Perhaps the most surprising element in business today is that we often behave in ways that are extremely ineffective and quite beneath us. Even those among us who are highly educated senior-level professionals fall into these traps.

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By Susanne Biro. Make it your goal to become a person: a human being worthy of your own admiration and respect.

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'Being Yourself' Is The Key To Successful Leadership -- Why Is It So Hard?

'Being Yourself' Is The Key To Successful Leadership -- Why Is It So Hard? | About leadership | Scoop.it
Behavioral integrity is effective, because it improves your communication. And you can develop it.
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By Hannes Leroy. Some tips for staying yourself.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 2017 1:07 PM
Who we are and our character are essential to leading and teaching. I understand those two as having many intertwined characteristics. Parker Palmer writes about integrity and its essential nature in teaching and leading.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 2, 2017 2:12 PM
Just like teaching, authentic leading is essential to whatever we think success is. This does not mean being mean-spirited is OK. Who follows a bully?
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Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic]

Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic] | About leadership | Scoop.it
Not all great leaders are great managers and not all great managers are great leaders. So what sets them apart? Check out this infographic for a comparison.
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Nice infographic about the differences between managers and leaders.

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What Is Upward Leadership and Why You Need to Be Effective Doing It

What Is Upward Leadership and Why You Need to Be Effective Doing It | About leadership | Scoop.it
Becoming effective in upward leadership will help you be a better team player, a more effective professional, and an all-around better leader
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The team, not he individual, is the ultimate champion.

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What is Personal Positive Power? - Leadership & Change Magazine

What is Personal Positive Power? - Leadership & Change Magazine | About leadership | Scoop.it
You need positive energy to accomplish anything. Check out this article and find out how to engage and discover your personal positive power!
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By Marcella Bremer. 

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Don’t Wait to Be Asked: Lead

Don’t Wait to Be Asked: Lead | About leadership | Scoop.it
A roadmap for increasing your influence at work.
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Based on insights from Harry M. Kraemer. He offers the following roadmap to future leaders looking to change their organizations right now.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 27, 2017 1:33 PM
I experienced resentment in schools when I tried to lead as a teacher. What is interesting is that pedagogy and educating are leading children based on etymology. In that sense, teachers are always leading.
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Nudge Theory explanation

Nudge Theory explanation | About leadership | Scoop.it

Nudge theory summary, heuristics explanation, nudge history, extensions and connections to motivation, change-management and leadership, and nudge glossary

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Sounds pretty the same as what I practice as New Leadership. A good overview on Nudge as opposed to our traditional management styles based on quantative aspects.

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What is innovative leadership?

What is innovative leadership? | About leadership | Scoop.it

What does “leadership” mean? Many people have different definitions of the word (this is a great article on “30 Ways to Define Leadership“), but for the sake of this post, I would say leadership is the ability to influence others to move towards positive results.  What is crucial about this idea is that leadership can happen from any position, in many aspects of what any organization does.

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By George Couros.

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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. – Personal Growth

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. – Personal Growth | About leadership | Scoop.it
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful…
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By James Clear. He's right. Goals are outdated.

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How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Leader Role - Center for Creative Leadership

How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Leader Role - Center for Creative Leadership | About leadership | Scoop.it
Strategic leadership is different from operational leadership.
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“The skills that make you a successful operational leader can, in fact, hold you back as a strategic leader,” says CCL’s Kate Beatty, co-author of Becoming a Strategic Leader.

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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

How Smart Leaders Build Trust | About leadership | Scoop.it
The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
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By Theodore Kinni. Sounds easy, but it's hard to gain. #Trust

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