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7 Things That Make Leaders Great - People Development Network

7 Things That Make Leaders Great - People Development Network | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Many people do not realise they are leading poorly: Here are seven things that make leaders great. If followed, then your reputation will skyrocket.

Via The People Development Network
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Reminders of good habits.
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5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Read this post to learn about the most common mental errors that derail your decision making and cause you to make emotional and irrational choices.
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Fantastic piece explaining how our decision making today is driven by things such as the 24-hour news cycle, prolific social media presence and other factors which skew our judgment--a great read! Here are the 5 errors cited:

1. Survivorship Bias

2. Loss Aversion

3. The Availability Heuristic

4. Anchoring 

5. Confirmation Bias

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More Than Higher Pay and Promotions, Millennials Value These 4 Benefits Most

More Than Higher Pay and Promotions, Millennials Value These 4 Benefits Most | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
80 percent of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise. Here are a few tips for your team to offer more flexible benefits and perks.
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Millennials are negotiating for more time and fitness-based perks over increased pay. Here is one author's take of the top 4: 

1. Points- or Budget-Based Perks

2. Technology Spending Account

3. Health and Wellness Options

4. Flexible Holidays

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Want to Keep Your Best Employees? Offer Them This 1 Thing (It's Not Money!)

Want to Keep Your Best Employees? Offer Them This 1 Thing (It's Not Money!) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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A personal connection is the one best thing yet there are several other cost-less strategies to engage and keep your best employees satisfied and productive.

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4 Words Really Smart Leaders Use to Manage a Team (Curiously, They All Start With the Same Letter)

4 Words Really Smart Leaders Use to Manage a Team (Curiously, They All Start With the Same Letter) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Planning, Preparation, Process and Personnel. Are you managing all four?
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Get back to the basics with these 4 P’s!
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The positive effects of competition at work

The positive effects of competition at work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Competition can increase motivation, improve productivity and performance, and provide accountability and validation. Here’s how you can use competition to boost your team’s performance.
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Tapping into the full effectiveness and productivity of your teams can be effected by competition, however, there are some ways to lead healthy competition that may work better than others.  Check this piece out!

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4 Simple Things You Can Do To Lead With Integrity

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Lead With Integrity | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Business integrity is a lost art. It's time to bring it back. Are you following these 4 integrity non-negotiables?
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4 excellent tips on leading with integrity:

1. Do You Practice What You Preach?

2. Are You Clear On Your Actions And Deliverables?

3. Are You Closing The Loop?

4. Are You Practicing Good Stress Management Behavior?

The first one makes the great point about being on time for meetings and realizing your time is no more valuable than those on your team, even if they never say anything.

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How to Write a Thank-You Note

How to Write a Thank-You Note | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology didn't kill the thank-you note; it made it stronger. While it's easy to fire off a quick word of thanks via email or text, such a move undermines the original purpose of the message. You're attempting to express sincere gratitude. Why would you do it through a method of
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Among a leader’s most effective tools transcending cost and time is the thank you note. Never out of style, here are some great suggestions on how to arm yourself properly for your appreciation offensive!
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3 Ways to Find the Leaders Within Your Company

3 Ways to Find the Leaders Within Your Company | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone from a junior sales rep to your administrative assistant could have latent leadership potential. Here's how to bring it to light.
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Best part of this article is the intro before the ways are introduced.  Creating a mentorship program is also good (1st way):

"One of the most obvious indicators of potential is a willingness to work. True leaders are committed to doing their best work, pushing themselves to achieve, and setting themselves and their teams up to do the same in the future. And whether or not they recognize their own potential, leaders are constantly striving to improve. Human beings have a natural tendency to seek praise and shy away from criticism, but true leaders don't do either of these things. Instead, they value honesty, and they know that good communication is the key to improvement--whether that communication is positive or negative feedback."

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The Real Crisis In Leadership

The Real Crisis In Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A lack of good and engaging leadership costs organizations billions of dollars annually. Here are some answers to what is going wrong.
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Interesting take on the philosophy and utility of leadership training.
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The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters

The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The decision matrix is a powerful tool to help you prioritize which decisions deserve your attention as a leader, and which should be delegated. Here’s how you can start using it today.
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A rational, though somewhat scientific, method for handling decision making.
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4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams

4 Ways Leaders Can Protect Their Time and Empower Their Teams | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s OK not to be available all the time.
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Great advice in this piece. Pay particular attention to the mentoring in hindsight concept where leaders allow their teams to hone their decision making and then you as the leader can discuss the mechanics of their decision making after the fact. Also, I appreciate the philosophy of making yourself less available to your team such that they work out challenges on their own and grow faster in their ability to do so. Other great tips, too.
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Strategy vs. Tactics: What's the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Strategy vs. Tactics: What's the Difference and Why Does it Matter? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Strategy and tactics are two terms that get thrown around a lot, often used interchangeably. But what exactly do they mean, what is the difference, and why is it important? In this article, we look at the contrast between strategy and tactics, and the most effective ways to use each, whether you're trying to win a war, start a business, or reach any other important objective.
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A short primer on the difference between strategy and tactics and how best to use them.

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Gen-Z Is About to Outnumber Millennials. Here's How That Will Affect the Business World

Gen-Z Is About to Outnumber Millennials. Here's How That Will Affect the Business World | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Generation Z will soon be the biggest generation and their communication and consumption habits will set new trends for us to follow.
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Gen Z—the generation born after 1996 and after the Millenials—has started entering the work force now, including those with 4 year degrees, and for leaders and managers to make best use of their talents it behooves you to better understand their ways. The ways in which they relate, communicate, and their work ethic. Here’s a quick piece on better understanding them.
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6 Mistakes New Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them

6 Mistakes New Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Steer clear of this leadership faux-pas that could hijack employee engagement and undermine critical organizational results.
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Of the 6 below I find #5 the most dangerous as it has to do with employee engagement. According to the article an overwhelming 87% of employees are disengaged which translates most often to wasted time, lost productivity and small return on company investment in the employee relative to market share.

 

1. Creating a Habit of Over-Complicating

2. Falling Into the 'Commander' Mindset

3. Ineffectual Communication Skills

4. Inconsistency Around Expectations

5. Failing to Lead with Purpose

6. Prioritizing Process Over People

 

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Here's How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama

Here's How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Temperament goes a long way in developing relationships with those you lead. Getting an objective handle on your emotions before responding and considering how that response will be received will put you in good stead with your workforce, as well as engendering more trusting relationships.

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5 Smart Things to Do Right After Making a Big Mistake at Work

5 Smart Things to Do Right After Making a Big Mistake at Work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Mistakes are going to happen. It's how we finesse our way back to normalcy after a huge blunder that matters most.
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We all make mistakes in our work, however, it's in our response to those mistakes that measures both our character and temperament. If you’re mistake-prone like me, here are some ways to humbly deal with what comes next.
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How to run a calm workplace - Bartleby: The calm company

How to run a calm workplace - Bartleby: The calm company | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
A management book that is refreshingly different
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A new/old way for small businesses to tap into the things their employees presumably value most, the author’s of a new management book, It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work,” have disliked into things like monthly massages and month-long sabbaticals after working at their company, Basecamp, for three years.
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How Toxic Organizations Foster Somebody Vs. Nobody Cultures, And Why They Persist

How Toxic Organizations Foster Somebody Vs. Nobody Cultures, And Why They Persist | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
In an organization where people feel like nobodies and somebodies everyone ends up a nobody because power grabs, bullying and micromanagement thrive. It becomes an “us” and “them” culture with false transparencies, mistrust and massive leadership failures.
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An appropriate article for these times, the author hits on issues such as transparency and fair treatment that should have all of us taking notice. One organization I recently came across was rife with toxicity at the top and it permeated throughout. Evidently, their recent climate survey bore these inequities out, too, and it will be incumbent upon up-line leadership to act swiftly and transparently to make things healthy again. We need to make sure and also understand the difference between toxic organizational behaviors and change implementation--the two should not be conflated as the former will always lead to persistent distrust, while the latter, if done right, brings all of the employees along on the journey with unforced buy in.  I have another friend who's boss was so insecure she would often take credit for successes that weren't hers and would be absent during crucial organizational sales events, leaving the group leaderless and failing to lead by example.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Empowering Leadership

Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Empowering Leadership | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal talks about the similarities in his approach to leadership inside and outside of the military.
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Great interview with Stan McCrystal regarding speaking engagements and the nuances of leadership.

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10 Reasons Why You Aren't Growing as a Leader (and Why You Should Still Try)

10 Reasons Why You Aren't Growing as a Leader (and Why You Should Still Try) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you aren't getting better at leadership, you shouldn't give up just yet.
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Front and center direct advice on how to grow right NOW as a leader--love this!

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False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Asking yourself three simple questions each week can help you avoid the false hustle.
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I talk about this concept often with my teams, mostly in jest, however, there are serious elements to false hustle.  I find that the more crammed your calendar is, the more efficiently you spend your time as you don't have the luxury of doing 'busy' work. Here are some great tips to combat the dreaded false hustle syndrome!

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Leadership – A blessing or curse?

Leadership – A blessing or curse? | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
While being a leader has many benefits, the role also comes with tremendous pressure. What are the pros and cons of being a leader? How can organisations support their leaders to cope with stress?
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Interesting research on leadership and stress. My personal view is that the more you practice it, the better and sharper and smarter you can get at navigating the myriad decisions you must make and carry out.
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How to become an authentic speaker

How to become an authentic speaker | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Don’t put off your audience by giving off a fake persona.
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Ways to authentically improve your presentation skill set.
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How to prevent burnout at work

How to prevent burnout at work | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You’re careening toward a crash. Here’s how to decompress before you’re in full-fledged burnout.
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Great tactics to deal with stress and burnout.
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Setting Your Staff Up for Success

Setting Your Staff Up for Success | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
How can you make sure your staff is successful this new school year? Here are some great ideas to help everyone achieve the most they can!
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Setting up a staff comes down to good communication and delivering realistic and concise expectations for performance, and then visiting those expectations from time to time to ensure all are in synch.

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