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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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Power - The Hidden Power for Leadership and Life 1

Power - The Hidden Power for Leadership and Life 1 | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Everyone has this power, some of us just don’t realize it.

 
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Every single one of us is creating, we just aren’t aware of it, or we have disconnected from our awareness of it, and so quite often we mis-create. Much of leadership is about facilitating different mind-sets in order to consciously create rather than unconsciously mis-create. The mind is our creative force, and how we use it is extremely important. Most commonly because we don’t realise or understand the creative power of the mind, we are constantly in Groundhog Day. Our script is set, our beliefs are set in stone, our thinking patterns are habitual, we doubt our actions and our days and lives will trundle along.
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Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
This is what's standing between you and achieving what you want in life.
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Graveyards are filled with good intentions. Don't be a victim of time. You can choose what your life becomes a tribute to. These few strategies are daily habits that can help you take back your time and achieve what you want in life. What's written in your yearbook?
 
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1 Daily Habit That Will Disrupt Your Business and Change Your Life

1 Daily Habit That Will Disrupt Your Business and Change Your Life | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

What does mindfulness have to do with success and business? Everything! Learn how this simple concept can change the way you live and work.

 
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In our constant state of rushing from one assignment (or crisis) to another, we are too often missing out on the present. We pride ourselves on being able to do a million things at the same time, on being great multitaskers. But the time that passes as we're accomplishing those tasks, thinking our thoughts, eating our food, walking to our appointments, talking to others, even taking a shower--how much of it goes by in a haze?
 
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Start talking about what you are not talking about! 

Start talking about what you are not talking about!  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What do you consider to be the key drivers of your group’s effectiveness? Is it your ability to raise and address difficult issues? Is it your skill at being able to come to alignment on common goals or objectives? Perhaps it’s your ability to subordinate your personal agendas for the common good? Whichever one it …
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One of the management myths is that you have to always be positive and pump people up. But the most refreshing thing is honesty — both about the good and the bad!
 
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The Mindful Leader – Staying Resilient, Collaborating and Thriving in Complexity  

The Mindful Leader – Staying Resilient, Collaborating and Thriving in Complexity   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Political and economic instability, climate change, globalisation, disruption, an unprecedented pace of change and overwhelming channels of communication – how can leaders stay focused and make good decisions? Mindfulness can help. Research with a cohort of business leaders shows it enhances resilience, the capacity for collaboration and the ability to thrive in complex conditions – if they practice it regularly.


Via Roger Francis
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To lead well today, to thrive in situations where it’s not possible to engineer or control outcomes, you have first of all to manage your own attention and your own emotional responses.
 
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What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today

What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

What questions might help people see themselves in new ways?

 
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How might leaders bring teams or individuals to a shift in thinking?
 
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10 Books That Will Help Your Leadership Skills Flourish

10 Books That Will Help Your Leadership Skills Flourish | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
'Leaders are born rather than made.' Some might agree with this statement, holding up Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, or Bill Gates as a model. They all are i

Via Kevin Watson, Ricard Lloria
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“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
 
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6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead  

6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead   | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

To disrupt the status quo, leaders must get beyond diversity, and create inclusive environments to increase performance predictability with employees, clients, products and services.


Via Roger Francis, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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In a time of great uncertainty, inclusive leadership through these six strategies for the innovation mentality are about seeing differences as growth opportunities, rather than negative disruption that slows progress down. These strategies use the power of what makes us different to create something new that impacts the business rather than minimizing or trying to assimilate those differences. Thus, they allow us to create high-performance leaders and teams focused on inclusion and the power of individuality to consciously cultivate innovation and initiative by choice, not by accident.
 
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You want diversity and inclusion start with thoughts and ideas  ...

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Leading Like a Monk: Leadership Begins in Stillness -

Leading Like a Monk: Leadership Begins in Stillness - | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

We recognize leaders who lead from inner stillness. The still points in them reach out and connect with the still points within us. We begin to lead, not only with our words, but also by our example. Where does your inner stillness lead you?

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Each of us spends time and effort developing our leadership. Where does that leadership begin? What is its source?
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 31, 11:22 AM
Parker Palmer writes about the need for stillness to hear what the soul has to say. Meditation is a worthwhile practice in leading and teaching. It brings out the inner wisdom that lays dormant.
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11 #Leadership Guidelines for the Digital Age

11 #Leadership Guidelines for the Digital Age | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
The old ways of running a company won’t cut it in a digital world.

Via Roger Francis, Ricard Lloria, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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The digital revolution, like every revolution, can be viewed either as a catastrophe or as a world of opportunity – depending on whether your allegiances lie with the old order or the new. Optimism is a prerequisite for survival. Digital will undoubtedly force boards and executives to attain unprecedented levels of innovation, competence, effectiveness, leadership and responsibility – with fundamentally positive results for both firms and society. 
 
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What To Say When You Shouldn't Say 'Yes' And Can't Say 'No'

What To Say When You Shouldn't Say 'Yes' And Can't Say 'No' | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Recognize your power to find the space between yes and no.
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In the moment, it seems like you are trapped between saying “yes,” and bearing the workload cost or saying “no,” and damaging your reputation and relationships. Happily, there are a range of viable responses in between. Next time you’re confronted with a situation in which you shouldn’t say yes, but can’t say no, consider one of these alternatives:
 
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Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

When you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. When you know how each of your direct reports likes to work and communicate, you’re able to save time when setting direction and following up.

 
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Being a first-time manager can feel a lot like navigating your way in a foreign land. Taking the time up front to learn your team’s language and share your own will create a strong working relationship, reduce misunderstandings, and increase the speed at which you get work done.
 
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You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next

You Just Had a Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What to Do Next | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
What to say and do to make things less awkward.

Via Richard Andrews
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Actively building positive relationships after a difficult conversation is not easy, but it is a muscle you can build and it gets easier with practice. It can also give you a reputation as a go-to problem solver and collaborator — key skills for any leader.
 
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When things do not go as smoothly as you want with employees here are some strategies to help you address the issue.

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This is a great article. As an administrator you are going to have tough conversations. It might be with a staff member, student, or parent and you have to know how to handle it professionally. This article gives great tips on how to deal with a tough conversation and what needs to happen after to move on.
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How Making Good Use of The Time After Work Can Fast-Track Your Career Success

How Making Good Use of The Time After Work Can Fast-Track Your Career Success | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Time management should extend to your spare time. Try dedicating one hour per day of your spare time to personal development. It's a fast track to success.
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People who habitually devote some of their spare time to learning, are the ones most likely to be successful in life.
 
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How Can You Move From “Good Intentions” To “Mission Accomplished?” 

How Can You Move From “Good Intentions” To “Mission Accomplished?”  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Might this be your experience: You have set “Goals” in the past with really “Good Intentions” to make progress on them that very week.  But then other th
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You have set “Goals” in the past with really “Good Intentions” to make progress on them that very week. But then other things entered your schedule and you simply did not have time to work on your “Goals” but you still had really “Good Intentions” to get to them the following week. But again things came up–and although a bit disappointed that you had made no progress you still had really “Good Intentions” to get to them the very next week. But then weeks rolled into months and soon a whole year had passed with no progress at all on your “Goals.” 

What could you have done differently to move from “Good Intentions” to “Mission Accomplished?”
 
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True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles

True Leaders Don't Win You Over. They Earn Your Trust With 4 Principles | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Authentic leaders don't convince you with power. They inspire you with trust.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Roger Francis
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How does an exceptional leader earn trust? Through authenticity. Authentic leaders don't convince you with power. They inspire you with trust.
 
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New Leaders Need More Than Onboarding

New Leaders Need More Than Onboarding | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Newly hired executives need to be fully integrated into the company’s culture.
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“Onboarding” involves not much more than bringing the executive safely on deck.
 
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4 Ways Going on Vacation Increases Your Productivity

4 Ways Going on Vacation Increases Your Productivity | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Going on a relaxing vacation could be key to your success. Find out what science says.
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Overworking yourself isn't going to make you more likely to succeed. If anything, it may make you resent your work, lower its quality, and negatively impact your happiness. Take those vacation days, get some rest, and go somewhere exciting.
 
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Leadership with Social Media: 7 Essential Tips for The New Leaders

Leadership with Social Media: 7 Essential Tips for The New Leaders | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Although many young leaders are taking to social media like a fish takes to water, they still have a long distance to traverse.

 

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Roger Francis
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Here are some essential tips for new leaders to establish their leadership using social media:
 
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5 Leadership TED Talks That will Inspire You 

5 Leadership TED Talks That will Inspire You  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
TED Talks are another source of quality, reputable instruction, and inspiration, on everything from entertainment to design to science — and leadership.
These videos, ranging from just three to a little over 20 minutes in length, offer incredible leadership insight. Check them out:

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These videos, ranging from just three to a little over 20 minutes in length, offer incredible leadership insight. Check them out:
 
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Steve Bax's curator insight, June 2, 5:53 AM
The talk by Derek Sivers entitled "How to start a movement" is excellent. The importance of followership is captured perfectly here. 
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Always a good reminder of what a gap we have in leadership development...inspiring 

Fanta C. Sangaré's curator insight, June 13, 3:54 AM
5 conférences TEDx qui font du bien. A planifier dans vos agendas ! J'ai assisté hier soir en direct à celui de Paris, sur le thème DésobéissanceS. Je prépare un papier sur les conf qui m'ont touchée...
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How to Communicate Effectively at Work With Your Boss

How to Communicate Effectively at Work With Your Boss | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Your boss is a busy individual. Here are 8 rules on how to keep them in the loop without causing any conflict.
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Effective communication with your boss starts with you. You need to approach it a certain way for the conversation to be as productive as possible, so you can minimize the divide between executive and individual contributor perceptions across companies.
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What creates a highly successful customer service culture? 

What creates a highly successful customer service culture?  | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

What creates a highly successful customer service culture?

 
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What creates a highly successful customer service culture? For years now some leaders have claimed that ’employees first’ culture delivers the best customer service. However, this thinking has logic bumps that will force your customer service culture right off the road. The ultimate customer service culture is about unity not who’s first or second.
 
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12 habits of genuine people

12 habits of genuine people | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Sincere leaders are far more effective at motivating people. So here are 12 things you can do to become more genuine at work.
Via Jay, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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You can do a gut check to find out how genuine you are by comparing your own behavior to that of people who are highly genuine. Consider the hallmarks of genuine people and see how you stack up. “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity,” Janet Louise Stephenson said.
 
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How to identify the gaps in your own leadership style

How to identify the gaps in your own leadership style | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
A leader’s strengths and weaknesses directly inform how they guide others to thrive at work. The good always comes with the bad, as every leader has flaws that correlate with the skills that have led them to succeed in their career. According to Lolly Daskal’s new book The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and …
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Here are her best tips for figuring out what your faults are as a #leader, so you’re better equipped to address them.
 
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What is Employee-Level Empathy and What Can Your Company Do to Achieve it?

What is Employee-Level Empathy and What Can Your Company Do to Achieve it? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Employees talk about two different types of empathy at work — corporate empathy and employee empathy. Corporate empathy is how the company shows compassion for outside initiatives such as social causes, volunteer programs and environmental conservation. Most companies are aware that having a social cause is important to employees.  

I say, pick a volunteer position, a mentorship, a charity or a cause that you feel passionate about and give it as much time as you can. Even if it’s 3 hours a week, that’s 156 hours of your help by the end of the year! – Lisa McCann, The Engine is Red.
But what about the employees’ everyday experiences at work?  While employees appreciate and expect corporate causes, they also desire a spirit of empathy inside the work environment from the top down.

 

This means that the leaders of the organization need to manage and lead through a lens of empathy, where the employee’s well-being and concerns are taken into account during the decision-making process.


Via Edwin Rutsch
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Managers should set a tone and find a balance between people and profits. When managers take others’ feelings and opinions into account throughout the workday, they build a deeper connection with their colleagues. This leads to stronger loyalty and trust, which are the building blocks for improved retention and employee advocacy.
 
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