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7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

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To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 26, 2017 10:57 AM
Other-centered  > When we’re empathic we care about how other people are. Exceptional leaders ask others how they are doing, what they need, and what they feel. This increases bonding, honesty and connection. When we have a clear idea of how others feel about what they’re doing, we can better support and guide them. When others trust that we support them, they realize they’re not alone and without help. We must keep in mind that if we want others to be invested in what we’re doing, and to respond with cooperation to what we’re asking, then we must consider their ideas and also how they perceive who we are. To be great, we must use empathy to guide all aspects of our lives, allowing it to influence not only what we say, but also allowing it to influence how we say what we say, and allow it to direct the kinds of questions we need to ask. When these steps are taken, it naturally inspires the development of empathy within others.
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Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke

Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it

Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, whose 1996 book Competing for the Future highlighted what they called the “40-30-20 Rule” of strategic planning.

 

By that they meant that most senior executives spend less than 40% of their time focused on the world outside their own organization, only about 30% thinking about the next three to five years, and no more than 20% of their time talking with their colleagues about the future to build a common view. In other words, only about 2.4% of management time (40% x 30% x 20%) is focused on building a corporate view of the future.

 

Yes, that’s right - 2.4%!


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Leadership = Helping People to Achieve their Highest Potential

Leadership = Helping People to Achieve their Highest Potential | The Daily Leadership Scoop | Scoop.it
Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally fo...
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Breaks Are Good For Business

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Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:29 PM

Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

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Focus, clarity, creativity, compassion, and courage. These are the qualities of the mindful leaders. They are also the qualities that give today’s best leaders the resilience to cope with the many challenges coming their way and the resolve to sustain long-term success.

 

The real point of leverage — which though it sounds simple, many executives never discover — is the ability to think clearly and to focus on the most important opportunities.


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Peace Overtures's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:36 AM

The important thing is to have a regular introspective practice that takes you away from your daily routines and enables you to reflect on your work and your life — to really focus on what is truly important to you. By doing so, you will not only be more successful, you will be happier and more fulfilled in the long run.

Chris Shern's curator insight, March 12, 2014 6:08 AM

Things are not changing as fast as the world around and within business. There are still far too many managers in a world with an increasing need for mindful leaders.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:48 AM

YES!

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

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Why sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best business move you can make.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:06 AM

(from the article): Too often as leaders we tend to hold on, hold in, and hold back. Whether it's "holding onto" our jobs, our prestige, our paychecks; "holding back" our views, concerns and suggestions; or "holding in" our frustrations, inspirations and ideas--at work our bias toward "holding" can have a singularly blinding effect on how we skillfully engage challenges. Letting go, on the other hand, of our fixed mindsets, discursiveness, opinions, emotional habits and much more, can provide vital perspective in effectively leading a team, an enterprise, or a life.

 

And what happens when we exercise this muscle of "letting go" in conducting daily business? We become agile.

ThinDifference's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:10 AM

Insightful article. Great thought here:

 

"This gesture of "letting go" of our internal gossip, while simple, is also a highly concentrated gesture of leadership agility. Like ballet dancers rehearsing a demi-plié or an acrobat practicing a handstand pirouette over and over again, here in mindfulness awareness meditation we, too, are exercising core muscles of basic human wisdom and agility."