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If leadership were a democracy…

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Would your team vote for you? Would your boss vote for you? Would your peers vote for you? Would the customers your team serves vote for you? If leadership (as opposed to management) is about having willing followers, this would be an interesting test of whether you are seen as a leader or manager. Food […]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership leadership v management management

SCARF – a new model of human motivation

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It is a testament to the work of Abraham Maslow that his model of human motivation has endured for the best part of 70 years. While leaders around the world have learnt about Maslow’s Hierarchy at business school throughout the modern age, few would have found it particularly useful in helping to motivate their staff. [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Are leaders responsible for employee engagement?

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Last year, I wrote an article suggesting that leadership performance should be measured via a hybrid of results and employee engagement. But to what extent can leaders be held responsible for the motivation and engagement of their people? To a certain extent, each team member must be responsible for their own motivation and career development. However, [.].

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ASTD Conference 2012 – Wednesday

Brilliant Leader

For my final session at ASTD 2012 I thought I would try something a little different and went to the Leader as Storyteller presented by Evrim Kuram of Dinamo Training and Consulting. Evrim means evolution in Turkish (which was so memorable because of her first story) and the lady herself had a delightful presentation style [.]. Miscellaneous

Finding Potential

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I recently came across a great site, aptly named Finding Potential, that offers a bunch of free, high quality assessment tools. These tools provide a very useful solution for companies of all sizes and are focused in three areas: Personality Assessment – This is a simple personality questionnaire baed on self-assessment by individuals. It is ideally used [.].

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Insights from the Neuroleadership Summit 2012

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#2012NLS This was my first Neuroleadership Summit so I was unsure what to expect. It is a relatively small event (circa 300 attendees) which is not surprising given the emerging nature of the discipline. For three segments of the day, there is only a single session to attend (i.e. no choice) with a choice of [.]. Leadership Development Leadership neuroleadership

Neuroleadership Summit 2013

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The EMEA Neuroleadership Summit 2013 is coming to London 24-26th September. As this new area of applied science continues to evolve and gather pace, it is good to see the revised format of this year’s summit. Day 1 will be Neuroleadership 101, enabling new entrants and students to the field to become familiar previous research [.]. Miscellaneous neuroleadership neuroleadership summit neuroscience and leadership effectiveness

Be careful when you throw things over the fence

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Whether you are delegating or providing feedback to your team, be careful when you do it. For example, ‘throwing something over the fence’ on a Friday afternoon can ruin someone’s weekend and in turn, this does not lead to high motivation and engagement. I’m sure most of the time this just happens because a leader is clearing their [.]. Leadership Bite Size delegating employee engagement Leadership Leadership Development motivation

ASTD Conference 2012 – Tuesday

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Following her impactful performance on yesterday’s panel session, I decided to switch my planned first session today and attend Beverly Kaye’s May I See Your Whine List? How managers can support development. Key messages from Bev’s intro were: - Organizations should begin to reward people for just growing in their careers. What sounds like a whine [.].

High Trust Leadership

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One of the age old questions that continues to drive many people to distraction is “What is the difference between management and leadership?” There are of course a plethora of answers to this question that have kept academics, trainers and writers going in perpetuity. For me, one of the key differences between the two is [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

How can leaders provide invisible support?

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One of the most interesting insights I gained from the 2012 Neuroleadership Summit was Kevin Ochsner’s research suggesting that ‘invisible support’ could be more brain friendly and effective than ‘visible support’. For many years now I have espoused the principle that the primary function of a leader is to create an environment in which their [.]. Leadership Development coaching function of a leader invisible support leader Leadership neuro leadership neuroleadership primary function of a leade

The Definition Of Leadership

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One thing I am asked quite frequently is, “What is the definition of leadership?” ” and of course, I can never remember the exact quote from my book – yes I know it’s a sign of getting older - so I normally faff around with some general distinctions around the difference between managing and leading. So I [.].

ASTD Conference 2012 – Monday

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I spent some time earlier in the day exploring the Expo. Maybe it was the new aftershave I’m wearing but there were far fewer enthusiastic sales people grabbing me than is usually the case. The one stand where I spent some considerable time was speaking with Dustin Clinard of MindGym. Their revamped curriculum of 90 [.].

ASTD Conference 2012 – Sunday

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Having spent a relaxing Saturday exploring the delights of Denver, today (Sunday) I eased my way into the 2012 ASTD conference. Registration was slick, although throughout the day the queue for collecting the freebies from the ASTD stand was sufficiently long to deter me from collecting my goodie bag. Of the sessions I attended today, [.]. Miscellaneous

Leading Remote Workers

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If the 2011 CISCO Connected World Technology Report is anything to go by, attracting and retaining the top talent of the future will be less about the traditional workplace motivational drivers and far more about issues such as remote working and flexible working hours. What challenges does this trend create for leaders? Leading remote workers has [.]. Leadership Development Leadership leading across boundaries leading remote workers remote leadership

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Leadership Development versus Leadership Training – Is there a difference?

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When I introduce myself to people as a Leadership Development specialist one of the more common responses revolves around leadership training – “So you run leadership training?”, “What type of leadership training do you specialize in?”, “I really value leadership training” etc. Is there really a difference between leadership training and leadership development? You bet [.]. Leadership Development Leadership Leadership Development Specialist Leadership Training professional leader

ASTD International Conference and Exposition 2012

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Save the Date! This year’s ASTD (American Society of Training & Development) International Conference and Exposition is being held in one of my favorite cities in the world – Denver, Colorado. The dates are 6-9 May, maybe a little late for combining it with some skiing but who knows? I’m not planning on presenting at [.]. Uncategorized ASTD Leadership Development

The Iceberg Effect

Brilliant Leader

In my latest book, Brilliant Leader 2nd Edition, I explain the iceberg effect in relation to the jobs that people do. Essentially, there are those parts of a job that we can see – the tasks that people do and the skills that they employ. And then there are the contributing factors that we don’t [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

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Leadership Bite Size – Ask For Feedback

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Every so often during a 1-1 with your staff, why not ask for feedback? What more do you need from me? What can I do to make things better for you? How am I doing as a manager? What could I do better/differently? Of course, if you ask the question, you have to be open [.]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership Leadership Development leading versus managing

Leadership Bite Size – Be Positive

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Starting today I am introducing a new feature category to this site – Leadership Bite Size. This will be a series of tips and techniques for becoming an effective leader and will enable me to share with you small yet powerful ideas on a regular basis. The first of these tips is to be positive. [.]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership Leadership Development

Leading with the brain in mind

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In October I wrote an article introducing the SCARF model that has been developed by Dr David Rock of the NeuroLeadership Institute. Today, I’d like to take the concept further by exploring some of the key activities that might provide a threat stimulus and therefore, an away reaction versus those that provide a reward stimulus [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development leadership motivation leading versus managing SCARF

Do Cultural Boundaries Exist?

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Anyone who works for a global organization will be familiar with the issue of working across cultural boundaries but my provocative question is; do they really exist? And moreover, to what extent do these boundaries need to be addressed in order for global organizations thrive? Of course every country and in many cases, regions within [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development Leading across cultural boundaries

Leadership Digital

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I am delighted to announce that Brilliant Leader is now a featured contributor to Leadership Digital. This excellent portal enables you to access the latest and very best articles around leadership, management and leadership development as they are published. You can also search for historic articles by topic, concept, leadership gurus and industry focus.

How should we measure leadership potential?

Brilliant Leader

In talent management circles, the received wisdom is that leadership potential is best measured by assessing learning agility – often described as an individual’s ability to learn, adapt and change. I believe this makes a certain amount of sense as people who have these three attributes would be able to learn the skills required to [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Potential

Leadership – It’s a marathon not a sprint

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One of the toughest balancing acts facing leaders at all levels is the need to deliver short-term results versus the leadership activities that will help sustain and increase those results over the longer term. For example: - How often do you have to put managing vision and purpose to one side while you focus on [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Steve Jobs – A Great Innovative Leader

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Sad news today that Steve Jobs has passed away. He was not only one of the great innovative leaders of our time but of all time. His leadership has literally changed the world, how we communicate and how we behave – some feat. Future articles on this site will cover innovation leadership in more depth [.]. Uncategorized Innovation Leadership

A Leadership Imperative – Developing Yourself and Your People

Brilliant Leader

From time to time I come across so called leaders who have the sole focus of delivering results. These people are often very good at managing performance and getting things done but can they really call themselves leaders? I believe that leading others in the business world is as much about looking forward as it [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why. The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

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How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

Joseph Lalonde

A major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team. However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward.

The Leadership Skill No One Talks About

Let's Grow Leaders

The Secret to Transform Your Culture or Results is One Often-Ignored Leadership Skill “I’m so frustrated,” Martin, the Senior Vice President of a rapidly-growing communication hardware company serving the United States, leaned back in his chair and blew a heavy sigh past […].

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Practical Ideas for Fostering True Collaboration: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

This months topic, collaboration, is particularly poignant for me, as the Frontline Festival has now been an active collaborative adventure including thought leaders around the world for five-and-a-half years. In March of 2013, while still working at Verizon and having been blogging […].

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7 Reasons I Need to Regularly Exercise as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I used to be a runner. I had some knee issues and had to have a partial replacement over a years ago, which has kept me from running as I normally would. Since then, I have tried to substitute the time with other workouts.

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What Can’t Be Copied?

Leading Blog

I N A WORLD where nearly everything can not only be copied but distributed cheaply—and in some cases for free—what takes on significance and value—what matters—are those things that cannot be copied. Kevin Kelly highlights a number of things that can’t be manufactured in his book, The Inevitable.

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Uncover the Best Kept Secrets: Get Your To Team Share Best Practices

Let's Grow Leaders

The Biggest Reasons People Keep Their Best Ideas To Themselves There’s no question about it. If you want great results, you’ve got to figure out what works, be sure everyone knows it, and get them to do that too. And yet, most […].

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That’s Not How We Do It Here!

Leading Blog

B USINESS FABLES are not meant to provide great fiction, but to place lessons in a context that make them easier to relate to. And John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber’s That’s Not How We Do It Here! does just that.

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The Power of Traditional Marketing Today

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5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. But let’s face it. Sometimes they can also be a colossal, frustrating waste of time. […].

Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away. I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” Amanda is a team leader for […]. The post Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Authenticity & Transparency Capacity Winning Well frustration leadership management managing emotions

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing.

Three Strategies to Encourage Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Leading Blog

L ET’S FACE IT: emotions are an inescapable element of the human experience.

How Effective is Your Communication?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from David Hiatt : Lack of effective communication skills has done more to keep good people from being promoted into leadership roles than any other skill deficiency.

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4 Books to Help You Grow Professionally

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What Do I Need to Consider if I’m Starting a Delivery Business?

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