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The characteristics and development of wise leaders.
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6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Wise Leadership | 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?"


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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?"

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How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.

 

Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive.

 

Here are ten simple yet effective tips to help you de-clutter your mind in no time.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 21, 2017 4:35 PM

Just like your closet, your mind needs regular spring cleaning too in order to stay productive and happy. Try these ten powerful tips to clean up your mind clutter and feel the difference!

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 22, 2017 12:17 AM

Prioritizing is a great way to proactively take charge of your life

Aiden Maxwell's comment, November 23, 2017 1:18 AM
I actually need this.
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3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the game for bosses to manage them well.

 

That's where it gets interesting. "Managing well" is not the same as "leading well." While bosses can "manage" their smart workers to accomplish tasks, it takes much more to motivate, inspire, and engage your smartest workers (also called "knowledge workers"). 

 

Here are three proven leadership strategies that will positively impact your smartest people to conquer mountains for you. 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 2, 2017 6:10 PM

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.

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4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey from Globoforce’s Work Human Research Institute uncovered a reason people stick around. When asked the question, “What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.”

 

“Having a personal sense of meaning in one’s work was even more important than compensation, which ranked as the third most important reason for staying,” says Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, a talent engagement software provider.

 

The trick is that meaning means different things to different people, says Becky Frankiewicz, president of the staffing and talent management provider ManpowerGroup North America. “Our NextGen Work research found that Boomers value being appreciated and recognized, younger people look for purposeful work that contributes to society, while people of all generations desire work that allows them to improve their skills and balance work and home,” she says. “Taking the time to find out what motivates your people individually is the first step to helping them find meaning in what they do.”


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 12, 8:19 AM

Says it all From the article "

What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.” #workhappy #hellowork #adp

  

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, January 22, 12:43 AM

Humans have a need for social connection, positive reinforcement, and self-actualization. If you treat employees like human beings, you get more productive, happier and more content employees who are free to do their best work. When the workplace treat employees like robots or widgets that’s when things fall apart.

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Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People

Five Ways To Activate Leadership Potential In Your People | Wise Leadership | 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:


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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
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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.

 

If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.

 

“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.

 

Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.


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Right Step Consulting's comment, November 2, 2017 1:50 AM
Failing is the key to success.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 12, 2017 12:35 AM

Several studies showed  having a sense of purpose beyond your occupation or everyday role  plays a big role in resilience.

Sharon Ruddleston's curator insight, February 7, 12:16 AM
It takes "resilient leaders" to guide your organisation through difficult times. They're the leaders able to remain strong in the face of uncertainty, frequent setbacks and new challenges. Able to lead with calm, clarity and conviction amidst increasing complexity and accelerating change. How? They connect with a greater purpose.