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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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, [.].

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

ASTD Conference 2012 – Tuesday

Brilliant Leader

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 [.].

ASTD Conference 2012 – Monday

Brilliant Leader

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

Brilliant Leader

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

Finding Potential

Brilliant Leader

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 [.].

The Definition Of Leadership

Brilliant Leader

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 [.].

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

Leadership Bite Size – Ask For Feedback

Brilliant Leader

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

Brilliant Leader

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

High Trust Leadership

Brilliant Leader

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

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

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

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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

Leadership Lessons from a 19th Century Genius

Leading Blog

W ILLIAM JAMES, one of the great thinkers of the late 19th century and the father of modern American psychology, has much to offer the modern executive.

Effective Communication is about Understanding Emotion

Lead Change Blog

Imagine a world in which you wouldn’t experience any emotion whatsoever. What would your life look like? No, it wouldn’t be drab, as that’s an emotion. Nor boring, peaceful or any other state of mind which implies an emotion is being experienced.

4 Things Solitude Will Do for You

Leading Blog

W E LIVE in an age of noise. Getting some time for yourself is a challenge. But if we are going to lead effectively, we need white space. We need solitude. I know none of us have any extra time, but there is overwhelming evidence that taking a time-out to simply think is foundational to your success.

Benefits of SBA Certifications for Women-Owned Businesses

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Relationships

Leading Blog

K NOWING how to work with and relate to people is an imperative. Relationship building is critical for anyone wishing to rise to any position of leadership. The guidelines for achievement are many. Here are five ideas you might be able to start using today: Avoid becoming an antagonist.

4 Characteristics of Great Teams

Leading Blog

T HE AMERICA'S CUP is the world’s oldest international sporting trophy, first contested in 1851 when the schooner America crossed the Atlantic and beat 15 British yachts. The trophy became known as the America’s Cup for the winning yacht in 1851.

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Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Patty Alper “Employees want to be part of something that is bigger than a company. The business culture is internally based, but the philanthropy is external. That volunteer ethos provides something more than a quarterly return on earnings.

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9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

J ON GORDON is a prolific writer. He has written at least a dozen books on leadership that I am aware of. The Power of Positive Leadership summarizes much of his thinking and provides a great introduction to all of his other work. As a result, it is full of good practices and thinking.

How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust

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What Kind of Innovator Are You?

Leading Blog

I N EVERYTHING WE DO, we bring with it our personal view of the world. That is both our biggest asset and contribution and our biggest obstacle. We can easily get caught up in trying to make things be the way we think they should be from our perspective. It’s what leads to most of our issues.

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Exhausted

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What The Book Writing Process Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

It's not as easy as you might think For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been in the process of writing my first physical book.

Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year.

Humility is the New Smart: Are You Ready?

Leading Blog

S MART used to be a quantity game. “I I know more than you. I get more things right.” But Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig say that in the new Smart Machine Age, that’s losing game. The new smart is about quality.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned by Walking the Camino de Santiago

Leading Blog

T HE Camino de Santiago is a network of ancient hiking paths that all lead to a shrine to St. James in northwest Spain. I first walked that trail – 435 miles over 29 days – in 2013 and have returned twice since.

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