The Daily Leadership Scoop
27.2K views | +0 today
Follow
The Daily Leadership Scoop
leadership skills for work and daily living
Curated by Bobby Dillard
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Forget Schmoozing, Here’s How To Get Influential People’s Attention

Forget Schmoozing, Here’s How To Get Influential People’s Attention | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

You probably know that powerful people receive dozens, if not hundreds, of unsolicited requests every day. And at networking events or speaking engagements, the most influential folks in the room usually have to fight back a scrum of people hoping to get a word in or hand off a business card. To get on their radar, you have to do more than cold email and hope for the best, or push your way to the front of the line at industry mixers.

 

The better way to connect with superstars isn’t to get in front of them and ask them for things. As Duke University professor and author Dorie Clark put it, “The world is competing for the attention of the most successful people,” she wrote for Harvard Business Review. “If you want to meet them–and break through and build a lasting connection–the best strategy is to make them come to you.” Here are a few ways to do that.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 13, 5:39 PM

Small talk and cold emailing will only take you so far, but these five tactics can get you noticed—and remembered—for all the right reasons.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, March 18, 2:10 AM

The better way to connect with superstars isn’t to get in front of them and ask them for things. If you want to meet them–and break through and build a lasting connection–the best strategy is to make them come to you.” Here are a few ways to do that.

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from The new world of work
Scoop.it!

Five Workplace Issues We’ll Be Talking About In 2018

Five Workplace Issues We’ll Be Talking About In 2018 | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

We thought 2016 was a year of turning points. But we had no idea how 2017 would shape up to hold far more moments that affected the workplace, from the current administration’s changing positions on labor policy issues, to whistleblowers sounding the alarm on sexism, racism, and other unfair practices, to the shifting demographics of the workforce itself with the first members of gen Z making their entry into full-time employment.

 

Here is a look at some of the more significant trends that will continue to dominate the conversation around work in 2018.


Via The Learning Factor, Ian Berry
more...
Ian Berry's curator insight, December 20, 2017 4:25 PM
These are all good conversations to have. The one I want to see the most is about being the best humans we can be because therein lies the future of work far more than anything else
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 21, 2017 2:10 PM
We should have been talking about the first two all along, unequal pay and workplace harrassment. The latter is all about power and bullying.

The last one, AI in the workplace, is something that needs to be talked about. It is a greater challenge in job loss and a need to rethink what that means for the future. Jobs are leaving, not only because of tax incentives, but because humans can be replaced. Is that what we want?
shopping's curator insight, December 22, 2017 11:19 PM
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That being said, anybody can learn how to be an effective manager if given the right training.

 

What's nice about the world we live in today is that you don't have to reinvent the wheel to be a great leader. Countless studies have been poured into determining what makes for a good manager.

 

Whether you've always seen yourself as a natural leader or are scared in front of others, here are six science-backed tactics that are universally effective.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 23, 2017 5:29 PM

Giving people credit after a job well done isn't a sign of weakness.

birdsguarded's comment, November 24, 2017 12:25 AM
good
Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 30, 2017 4:23 AM
Share your insight
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting

5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Team brainstorming seems like a good idea--at least, on paper. What usually happens is this: the company is experiencing a tough problem that no single person seems able to solve, so someone decides that more minds means more processing power, and before you know it you're all gathered in the conference room.

 

One or two people churn out bad idea after bad idea, while everyone else stares at the wall or multitasks. There are no major breakthroughs and most of you are irritated at the waste of time.

 

Sound familiar? Why is this such a problem?


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 20, 2017 7:31 AM

ideas to develop cutting edge ideas and leaning 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, November 20, 2017 5:25 PM
Simple but true.
Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 22, 2017 4:29 AM
5 Strategies for Team Brainstorming to Use in Your Next Meeting
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Leadership development
Scoop.it!

Stress Is Making You Micromanage, Which Is Making Everything Worse 

Stress Is Making You Micromanage, Which Is Making Everything Worse  | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Are you a micromanager? You will probably say no. Maybe you self-deprecatingly call yourself a “control freak.” Or just “hands-on.” You just “care too much.”

 

And it’s true: You do feel a certain need for a sense of control over your work. You are responsible, after all–perhaps more responsible than some of your coworkers or direct reports. You’re afraid of mistakes and believe that if something needs to be done well, you’d better do it yourself. But this isn’t just because you’re an “independent self-starter” who holds their work to a high standard. It might be that, too, but it’s probably also because you’re feeling stressed.


Via The Learning Factor, Jerry Busone
more...
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 22, 2017 1:44 AM

Work-related stress is a likely culprit. When you feel overwhelmed, you worry that you don’t have a good handle on things–so what do you do? You tighten your grip on everything. The first step to loosening it up (and reducing your own stress in the process) is simply recognizing the impact that your micromanaging is having.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 30, 2017 8:07 AM

OVER SUPERVISING a bad habit from focusing on people and results and not their development level at tasks and goals to get there ...

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 13, 2017 5:02 PM
Teaching is highly stressful. Do we end up micro-managing student learning and our teaching?
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Change Leadership Watch
Scoop.it!

Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln

Classic Leader Traits: 5 Lessons from Lincoln | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

"Leaders are rarely the first person to see an opportunity, but they’re the first to seize an opportunity."

 

Excerpted from 5 leadership lessons from Lincoln.

 

 


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

It's a helpful post:  simple, clear and well-timed for the July 4th holiday, referencing the critical impact of followership on leadership and Lincoln's great model for us all.  ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:39 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader? We’ve heard that leaders have followers, but is there more? Leaders are going somewhere. What would you think of someone who claimed to be a leader, was surrounded by followers, but was going nowhere? Unfortunately, that’s the situation for many teams, organizations, and nations. So what really makes a leader?

David Hain's comment, July 4, 2013 3:06 AM
Happy 4th July to all my American friends!
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Wise Leadership
Scoop.it!

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature. 

 

While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles you can't argue with (but you can try). Speaking of those thought leaders and scholars, here are six traits that keep surfacing over and over again in the leadership literature and best-sellers.

1. They challenge their own assumptions.

Great leaders may be smart and know a lot, but they are humble enough to recognize there are smarter people in the room that they can learn from. They don't restrict themselves from opinions and input outside of their own. They surround themselves with diverse perspectives to help them answer questions like, "How do I know my decision is the right one?" or "Is there a better course of action here?"


Via The Learning Factor, Ricard Lloria, Create Wise Leader
more...
Ann Zaslow-Rethaber's curator insight, February 2, 1:45 PM

Interviewing Manager Candidates is without a doubt the most important job any high level executive can do. 

 

How can you determine if someone truly has stellar leadership capabilities, and the skills needed to take your company to the next level?

 

Thanks to human behavior analysts, we have some solid indicators that if you pay attention, can give you some insights into a candidates strengths, and weakness.

 

Can you guess which 6 signs indicate a persons leadership abilities?

Ian Berry's curator insight, February 2, 4:27 PM
Good 6 I reckon
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 4, 12:21 AM

Great leaders may be smart and know a lot, but they are humble enough to recognize there are smarter people in the room that they can learn from. They don't restrict themselves from opinions and input outside of their own. They surround themselves with diverse perspectives to help them answer questions like, "How do I know my decision is the right one?" or "Is there a better course of action here?"

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
 
 

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.

 

So what gives? Gallup has been preaching for two decades that in order to reverse this crisis, great managers (like Google's own) that understand human nature and how to motivate and inspire diverging needs of people, need to be put into management roles at every level of the organization.

 

When a company raises employee engagement levels across every business unit through great management of people, it leads to higher profitability, productivity, and lower turnover. 


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 30, 2017 4:19 AM
Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason
Ian Berry's curator insight, December 1, 2017 4:42 PM
There's a valid point to the research I do wonder though how Gallup has been at this for 30 years+ and yet you would think by reading articles like this that there's been no improvement in things like employee engagement despite all their research they are telling the same story that most people are disengaged from their work which is the reality in some organisations yet definitely not all
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:21 AM
Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People

Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

As leaders, most of us would like to imagine that we have all the answers. But we’re constantly faced with new and disruptive challenges that we have no idea how to solve. As we turn to our teams to help us develop innovative solutions, there’s nothing more disappointing than seeing them come back to you with mediocre ideas and lackluster execution.

 

It’s not that your team is wrong. It’s just that they are stuck in the loop of status quo. So, as a leader, you crave new talent with new ideas to drive your team forward. The good news is that the problem may not be that your team doesn’t have the ability to step up to the shifting challenges and expectations of leadership. Instead, you may just need to find a new way to unleash the leadership promise they already have. This means bringing the untapped potential of individuals and teams to the surface, activating it and accelerating development through opportunities and exposure.

 

Here are some of the ways you might be overlooking potential on your team:


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Aiden Maxwell's comment, November 17, 2017 1:32 AM
Good
Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 18, 2017 7:48 AM

Get outside of yourself and challenge current thinking on finding potential in your people.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:30 AM
Developing leadership potential
Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things

Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Many leaders believe a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Thus many organizations spend a lot of time working to attract the best talent, while performance-managing those that aren't operating at the standard they would like.

 

But building a world-class team isn't about just getting the right people on the bus. It's about making sure you have a game plan in place that makes everyone on your team operate at a higher level.

 

So if you want to build a team that consistently overflows with top performers, build a team philosophy and culture designed to enable everyone who is part of it to excel.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 5, 2017 5:48 PM

To build a strong team, define in advance your norms and standards for excellence. Then work to ensure everyone on your team is equipped to meet them.

Donna Farren's curator insight, November 6, 2017 11:27 AM
Great tips!
Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 20, 2017 7:33 AM

No secret here understand what great looks like, practice it often and keep the right attitudes ...

Rescooped by Bobby Dillard from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

These 5 Strategies Will Keep Your Employees Energized

These 5 Strategies Will Keep Your Employees Energized | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

The world's top companies are starting to manage employee energy like a strategic asset. They know that ever-increasingly pace of change requires more and more human energy.Any entrepreneur will tell you that it take a tonne of energy to grow a business. The key is to manage it; sometimes you have to exert energy, other times you need to conserve it to go the distance, and after a sprint you need to replenish it.

 

A group of senior executives from companies like Facebook, Alibaba, IBM and Johnson & Johnson got together to come up with strategies to better manage collective human energy in their companies. Here are their top five hacks to maximise human energy:


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 29, 2017 5:33 PM

Top companies are realizing the importance of employee energy and starting to manage it like a strategic asset.