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#BridgeGate – Is Chris Christie Showing Strong Leadership? | Tolero Solutions

#BridgeGate – Is Chris Christie Showing Strong Leadership? | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Is Chris Christie showing strong leadership in the wake of #BridgeGate? What leadership qualities can help you prevent a problem like this?
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What can leaders learn from Chris Christie?

What leadership qualities set you up for success?

How do you exhibit strong leadership? 

 

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Leading Through a Downturn

Leading Through a Downturn | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The last five years have been truly extraordinary. The economic downturn that came on the heels of the U.S. housing bubble and the financial crisis that followed were perhaps one of the worst things
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How do you lead?

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Lessons in Leadership and Life from Nelson Mandela | Tolero Solutions

Lessons in Leadership and Life from Nelson Mandela | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
How was Nelson Mandela able to lead and influence so many people? And how can you learn those leadership lessons to inspire people to do great things?
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-What makes a great leader?
-What can we learn from Nelson Mandela's leadership?
-Are you inspiring those you lead?

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:59 AM

Thank you Don!

 

This quote reminds me of Good to Great saying about Great Leaders.

 

When there is recognition:  Great Leaders look out the window at their team to give the credit away

 

When there is a mistake:  Great Leaders look in the mirror at themselves

 

Make it a great day!

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Don’t Blame the Culture for Being an A-hole! | Tolero Solutions

Don’t Blame the Culture for Being an A-hole! | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito, blames the NFL culture for his poor judgement. How culture can perpetuate negative behaviors and high performing ones.
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What's culture got to do with it...?

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7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have

7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Balancing health, relationships, and work doesn't have to mean walking a tightrope. Here's how to get focused.
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What are your habits?

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Ten Principles of Servant Leadership - Butler University

Ten Principles of Servant Leadership - Butler University | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Ten principles of servant leadership created by Robert K. Greenleaf. (Thought this went well with our current reading!
http://t.co/YCnooRwbvV)

Via Wade Mitzel
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Are you a servant leader? 

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Wade Mitzel's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Great tenets from Greenleaf...

Jane V. McCarthy's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:19 AM

Excellent - leadership is associated with humility, and the pursuit of excellence. Great article....

Donna Karlin's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:09 PM

Great points on Servant Leadership!

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What Inspiring Leaders Do

What Inspiring Leaders Do | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Inspiration is what people want. Here's how to give it to them.
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Do you inspire?

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Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness

Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

Via Barbara Kerr
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Where it all begins...

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:07 PM

"Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with others' perspectives is key to successful leadership (as well as personal life). That capacity, part of self-awareness, is empathy."  The author includes a brief discussion of whether gaining power causes a decrease in empathy.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:46 AM

Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

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6 Surprisingly Useful Leadership Lessons from the VMAs

6 Surprisingly Useful Leadership Lessons from the VMAs | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Smart entrepreneurs know that valuable lessons can be picked up in any setting, even a music video awards show.
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Lessons learned. Did you watch?

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4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
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Nuts!

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5 Leadership Tips for Introverts

5 Leadership Tips for Introverts | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The author of The Introverted Leader explains how to turn solitary tendencies into business strengths.
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What would other Introverts add? 

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Smart Leaders Have Protégés

Smart Leaders Have Protégés | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Build your empire, one talented young person at a time.
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How are you building?

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Four key questions to help identify your organization's future leaders

Four key questions to help identify your organization's future leaders | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
In today's business world, emotional intelligence has been identified as the key ingredient in successful leadership. Here are four key questions that will help determine the individuals within your ranks that have what it takes to lead.

Via Amy Ragsdale
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How are you planning...?

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:07 AM

The question is: how do you decide whom to keep and who among your current employees has the potential to develop into future leaders?

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:39 AM

A good one... one more about the Y gen, which bosses they will make? Surely, they will break down the hierarchy (they hate hierarchy), empowerment, engagement are their force... they should be careful also with some elements of the boss' job (until there will still be some...):

- they like cooperation, collaboration but sometimes a boss has to make decisions which will not be very popular, they should get used to this...

- they operates in great transparency... well, they cannot share the next week firing round...

- they like when work and privat life are overlapping, friends like to work together... well, if the boss will wake in the subordinate friend's flat in the Saturday morning, it's ot impossible that the friend will ask for a favor on the Tuesday morning...

- They like to be sucessful, cheered, and therefore they have a tendency to avoid risks...

- They are great in instant messages through the day but ot so much in serious, difficult communicational situation...

 

So, the advantages have their counterpart... those of them aspiring for executive positions, they should learn couple of things which will not come to them naturally...

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:55 AM

Four excellent questions presented.

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Do You Say Thank You? | Employee Recognition Impacts Performance | Tolero Solutions

Do You Say Thank You? | Employee Recognition Impacts Performance | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Employee Recognition impacts performance. How would you react if your company didn’t bother thank you for your commitment? Do you recognize your employees?
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How do you thank your employees for a job well done?
Do you have various recognition and engagement strategies?
What are you doing to increase performance - all year long?

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An inside look at Google’s data-driven job interview process

An inside look at Google’s data-driven job interview process | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The tech titan involves its entire workforce in its heavily data-driven hiring process.
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Data helps...so does employee input. 

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How to Give a Meaningful "Thank You"

How to Give a Meaningful "Thank You" | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Expressing gratitude in a world of "Tks!"
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Are you meaningful?

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Government Shutdown or Leadership Showdown? | Tolero Solutions

Government Shutdown or Leadership Showdown? | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
This history of the United States is full of leadership lessons. We elect our leaders to lead, are they? Leadership lessons from the government shutdown.
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What should our leaders be doing differently?
How do you lead in a time of crises?
Are you a great leader?

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The Skill Every Leader Must Master

The Skill Every Leader Must Master | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
You can be smart, ambitious and talented, but until you master this ability you will never rise to the top.
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What have you mastered?

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Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference

Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The best leaders spend five times more time teaching with questions than telling people what to do. What's your ratio?
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Are you a great leader?

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:32 PM

Thanks Scott!  Teaching is all about pushing your people out of their comfort zone.  Stepping up and leading is not natural for most ... but with these techniques, you can help "lead them to water."  Of course, they still have to drink.

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Group Think Is the Kryptonite of Leadership

Group Think Is the Kryptonite of Leadership | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Let's be honest: for the most part, we gravitate toward people who hold a lot of the same beliefs that we do. It's human nature. But for anyone in a leadership position, this basic human urge can a...
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If you surround yourself with too many like-minded colleagues, that is, you can create a culture of group think.

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4 Ways To Build Leaders, Not Followers

4 Ways To Build Leaders, Not Followers | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Is your leadership style creating leaders or just encouraging followers? Here are some tips on how to encourage your employees to live up to their potential.
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What are you building?

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7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have

7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Balancing health, relationships, and work doesn't have to mean walking a tightrope. Here's how to get focused.
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Back to the basics...

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7 Tough Leadership Lessons From A Navy SEAL Commander

7 Tough Leadership Lessons From A Navy SEAL Commander | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Taking tactics from the war room to the boardroom.
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Corporate and military leadership are distinctively different for obvious reasons...

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Don Cloud's curator insight, August 29, 2013 12:59 AM

Great leadership insights -- leadership, ethics, and adaptability forged in an environment where risk taking is the rule (not the exception).

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Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage

Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams’ quote above is decades old.
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Is it a balance? 

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Naida Culshaw - facilitator + developmental coach + university lecturer's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
Love that "visual description" - exactly.
harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:30 AM
Picture speaks a lot than words
Noemi's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:13 PM

yes!

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Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Great leadership and employee engagement: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Via Claudia DeSalvo
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Claudia DeSalvo's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:55 PM

Communication is key, especially when it comes to giving feedback. Talking at people isn't as effective as taking the time to build a structure for relationships.

 

Understanding is a must, especially when it comes to building trust and engagement. Do your employees know what they need to do to be successful? Giving them adequate resources is a crucial part in ensuring top quality results from them. The article gives a good question to ask yourself:


“What is the most important thing these employees want to know, what is the best way to encourage dialogue and how would they be most comfortable sharing input?”

 

After taking the employees into consideration, think of good ways to get them to share their ideas. This will be an opening for formal[printed] and informal[a quick convo] feedback. The feedback should be respected by both parties, and should be responded to in a timely manner. This makes it so that the employee feels valued. After exchanging feedback, you should continue regularly sharing ideas. Communication is best when its two-way.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:40 AM

Great scoop Claudia.  The only thing I would add to the article is that the supervisor should ensure to request additional feedback from her/his direct reports, in addition to getting feedback from established organiazation channels like suggestion boxes, etc.  

 

The reason this is so important is becuase direct report have great specific insight that can help the supervisor learn even more from the feedback.  

 

Frrom the article:

 

Act on feedback – Highly engaged employees are enthused about their organization and believe they can positively influence its success. Acting on employee feedback and highlighting the impact employees make is a strong engagement builder. Be sure that all employees know how their colleagues’ suggestions or ideas are being implemented.


Regularly sharing results and requesting additional feedback creates predictable, consistent two-way communication that encourages employees to take ownership and understand their ideas are valued by the organization.