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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees  

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject. Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by. After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their workforce, or their applicant pool, without asking them directly. So we decided to do just that. Below, 14 CEOs reveal the skill they're most excited to see in an employee these days. Take note: Some of these will help you stand out at your current gig; others will give you an edge when you go to look for your next one.

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Mike Whitaker, tech CEO, author of "The Decision Makeover": "The skill of adapting to what is changing , right now, preserves and drives a career. A career professional with the mindset of remaining adaptive expects the workplace and the customer to change tomorrow. So when the change occurs, they're already prepared. Those are the people I want working for me."
 
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Andrea Ross's curator insight, August 18, 2017 10:24 PM

For those of you that are climbing up that career ladder and have you eye on the big prize then this article will help you to focus on some key competencies to get you there. Set yourself apart from your competition and step forward... 

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4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from different generations, Baby Boomers to Millennials, and I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you, and achieve great results.


Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson
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Leadership is a lot more simple than we think. Don't overcomplicate it.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 16, 2017 6:37 PM

Leadership is simple. Don't overcomplicate it.

Bryan Worn's curator insight, May 17, 2017 4:58 PM

The KISS principle.

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The 6 Things I Do to Keep My Team Focused

The 6 Things I Do to Keep My Team Focused | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

One side effect of working at top software companies is the constant threat of attrition. People are highly valued and highly compensated, but there are always companies that will pay more. Engineers are regularly contacted by headhunters and by recruiters at other top companies trying to lure them away. If successful, this pays the new company double-dividends: it increases the hiring company's staff while depleting their competitor.


Via The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria
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What are some ways you keep your team focused?
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 4, 2017 8:13 PM

Keeping your team focused and motivated is a key part of retention.

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8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

"When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.

"Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that took 30 points from her IQ. Before the crash Cuddy had an IQ near genius levels; her post-crash IQ was just average.

"As someone who had always built her identity around her intelligence, the significant dip in Cuddy's IQ left her feeling powerless and unconfident. Despite her brain damage, she slowly made her way through college and even got accepted into the graduate program at Princeton.

"Once at Princeton, Cuddy struggled until she discovered that it was her lack of confidence that was holding her back, not her lack of brainpower. This was especially true during difficult conversations, presentations, and other high-pressure, highly important moments."


Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson, Jim Lerman
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We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
 
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Bryan Worn's curator insight, March 21, 2017 5:33 PM

If you have not watched (and even if you have) Amy Cuddy's TED Talk read this very useful article from her on body language.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, March 26, 2017 8:48 AM

Wow this is a great read!

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Jorge Rosa 's curator insight, July 10, 2017 8:19 PM

Você já parou e pensou o motivo que apenas um seleto grupo de pessoas prosperam e alcançam seus maiores objetivos, enquanto à maioria vivem estagnados e sem nenhuma perspectiva? Você acredita que essas pessoas são mais inteligentes? Você sabe o motivo por trás disso? Qual o segredo destes que alcançam lugares de destaque?

Pois saiba que mesmo uma pessoa com baixo QI pode conseguir resultado Mais do que Espetacular apenas aprendendo como.

 

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É a sua grande oportunidade de aprender um conteúdo exclusivo com alguém tão sábio e experiente. 

Dei essa dica por confiar no potencial deste curso, agora a decisão está em suas mãos.

 

Felicidades Sempre..

Jorge Rosa

 

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20 Habits of Unsuccessful Leaders por @GordonTredgold

20 Habits of  Unsuccessful Leaders por @GordonTredgold | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
It's great to read books and articles about what the great leaders do so that we can model ourselves on the best, and I highly recommend that.

However, it's also worthwhile taking the time to understand what bad leaders do so that we can learn what to avoid which can be just as helpful.

Over my 25 years in leadership, here are some of the top habits of highly unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that I have seen, and in some cases, their justification for having them.

These are habits best avoided, if possible!

Via Ricard Lloria
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Take, don't give The more we take, the more we have, and that’s how winners are made. It's a dog eat dog world, and we have to fight for our share. Bad leaders adopt a scarcity attitude, believing that there is not enough to go around so focus on making sure they get their share, whether it be money, praise, or position. Good leaders adopt an abundance approach, they are happy to share. They understand that the more you give the more you can get back. They don’t make it all about themselves, they put the team first and themselves second.
 
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10 Questions Every Leader Should Know The Answers To 

10 Questions Every Leader Should Know The Answers To  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Leadership theories are great, but every leader drives down different highways with a unique set of team members on board. Getting clear on the answers to these questions is a powerful component in navigating rough roadways. With this additional information, new, clearer paths open up to your desired destination.

 

Via David Hain, Ricard Lloria
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Leadership theories are great, but every leader drives down different highways with a unique set of team members on board. Getting clear on the answers to these questions is a powerful component in navigating rough roadways. With this additional information, new, clearer paths open up to your desired destination.
 
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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 2016 1:59 AM

Good leadership questions - more helpful than most 'top ten' posts...

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The Importance of Opportunity In Your Leadership

The Importance of Opportunity In Your Leadership | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
People and organizations grow and develop to the extent that they capitalize on opportunities to do so. Opportunities are important to leaders because they’re important to the people they lead. Opportunities are the venues where people can try, test, better, and even find themselves. 

The leader’s job is to match the opportunity to the person and to help the person—and the organization—exploit that opportunity for all it’s worth. Open-door leadership is about noticing, identifying, and creating opportunities for those being led. 

Via David Hain, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): People and organizations grow and develop to the extent that they capitalize on opportunities to do so. Opportunities are important to leaders because they’re important to the people they lead. Opportunities are the venues where people can try, test, better, and even find themselves. The leader’s job is to match the opportunity to the person and to help the person—and the organization—exploit that opportunity for all it’s worth. Open-door leadership is about noticing, identifying, and creating opportunities for those being led.
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David Hain's curator insight, June 10, 2016 3:08 AM

Why opportunity issue important to the growth mindset - one minute, one big insight!

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


Via Martin Gysler, David Hain
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(From the article): Well the world has changed. Today, thanks to communications technology, people can do their "jobs" everywhere and anywhere.  We collaborate across the globe just as easily as we can in the same room. People don't necessarily progress "upward," but often "sideways" or "deeper" in expertise.

 

And as a result of this shift, if you let your skills atrophy, you're dead.  Your employer can likely find those skills elsewhere by hiring a contractor, bidding out work, or finding another internal expert. We have entered a workforce where deep skills are the currency of employment, not just experience.

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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.
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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential.

 

A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren’t doing this, then it’s time to focus on becoming a “Maximizer.


Maximizer: People with the “Maximizer Theme” focus on others’ strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence.

 

They seek to transform something strong into something superb.


Questions to ask yourself:


Are you a Maximizer? Do you know how many people in your team are Maximizers?


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5 Important Coaching Techniques Every Leader Should Practice 

5 Important Coaching Techniques Every Leader Should Practice  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

More and more organizations are looking for their managers to use coach-like behaviors in conversations with their direct reports.

Here are five of the most important techniques coaches use in their conversations with clients.

Consider how these techniques could help the managers in your organization be more coach-like in their communication style.


Via Ricard Lloria
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There are many ways for managers to incorporate a coaching style to help people develop more competence and confidence. The ideas above are in no way a complete list, but I encourage you to have the managers in your organization give them a try. Practicing coach-like behaviors in your conversations creates a learning environment not only for those you coach, but for you as well.
 
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New Research: Go Ahead and Hire That Overqualified Candidate

New Research: Go Ahead and Hire That Overqualified Candidate | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
According to science (and HR experts), your worries about hiring the overqualified are misplaced.
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"If your company has a talent strategy where you are trying to get the best ROI for your talent dollar (quite frankly, why wouldn't you) then you would hire the OVERQUALIFIED candidate because they are offering more skills and capabilities than the job requires at the same talent cost. That's a higher ROI," he concludes.
 
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To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”


Via The Learning Factor, Disera Doss
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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action
 
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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, April 4, 2017 7:40 AM
Mejorar en tu liderazgo requiere de intensas reflexiones sobre cada una de tus acciones que te permitan ser cada vez mas efectivo 
drula eric's curator insight, April 4, 2017 2:33 PM
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 2017 4:23 PM
I think this is an underused tool in many professions. Moreover, we do not journal about what we experience and how we feel about those experiences. We want to shape the world without reshaping ourselves.
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5 Morning Rituals That Will Double Your Energy Levels

5 Morning Rituals That Will Double Your Energy Levels | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Whether you're at the starting line preparing to compete for the gold in the 100 meters or you're trying to be at your most productive state--how you start often predicts the outcome.

If you stumble at the start of the 100 meters--it's nearly impossible to catch up. If you get off to a lethargic start to your day--you're going to be reacting to the day instead of being proactive.

Successful people understand that the day starts as soon as their alarm clock rings.

 

Via The Learning Factor, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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If you desire to become a more productive, healthier, and happier individual, adopt these five powerful morning habits. Practice them before starting your workday to, in turn, help you win the day.
 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 14, 2017 6:46 PM

Use these simple habits to not only win your day, but to also change your life.

Allan Whitworth's curator insight, March 15, 2017 3:18 AM
what's good for the worker is good for the customer
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 16, 2017 8:45 AM
5 Morning Rituals That Will Double Your Energy Levels
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Henna Inam: “We are Wired for Authenticity” 

Henna Inam: “We are Wired for Authenticity”  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

“Authenticity is a moment-by-moment choice about who we will be that best serves the greatest good.”

 

Via David Hain, Ricard Lloria
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“Employees are disengaged because we are not connected to ourselves and others. Look at the infamous Gallup data. My point is: we are wired for authenticity! We need to connect to ourselves and others.”
 
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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 2016 1:52 AM

Successful CEO on how she discovered her inner self, and why it matters!

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Optimism: The Secret Of Great Leadership 

Optimism: The Secret Of Great Leadership  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

If you’re looking for powerful fuel for your leadership, look at optimism. Winston Churchill used to say “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Maybe that’s why optimistic leaders are usually more successful than pessimists.


Via Anne Leong, Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): Remember that happier equals healthier. There is evidence that the immune systems of optimistic people are stronger than those of pessimists. Stay positive and you may be able to enjoy better health.
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The question to ask after every meeting

The question to ask after every meeting | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

On any given workday, you probably have tons of conversations in which you say tons of important things. But the truth is that most of those things are completely forgotten. Gone. Vanished. It's like you never said them. we simply can't remember everything we hear, or we'd go absolutely nuts. Fortunately, you can up the chances of people remembering at least one smart thing you said by posing a simple question at the end of every interaction: "What was most useful for you?


Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Ricard Lloria
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(From the article): You can tweak the question to fit your specific situation, Bungay Stanier said. Variations include: -"What do you know now that you didn't know before?" -"What was the 'aha!' moment for you? -"What should we do differently next time?" However you say it, the goal is to "disrupt and cause a moment of reflection to get a new 'aha!' to put into the working memory," Bungay Stainer said. That way, all your brilliant insights won't be lost, and your coworkers and clients won't need to call you up 10 minutes later asking you a question you already addressed.
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The Trust Maturity Model

The Trust Maturity Model | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

The Trust Maturity Model from www.giveleaderhip.com...

 

What is the level of trust in your team?

 

Chaos? Learning? Optimizing? Or, Innovating?


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Metta Solutions's comment, October 18, 2012 11:48 AM
AlGonzalezinfo thank you for all the follows - love your curated work as well. Still learning how to use all the features
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@Metta Solutions, you are welcome, I really like your curated work as well. One suggestion would be to link your twitter account to scoop.it, this way you will be mentioned automatically on twitter when we rescoop your posts.
Geoff Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:43 PM

Nice descriptive framework, but it needs a 'how to get there' as well...