The Ties that Bind: Forging Emotional Connections That Count And That Last

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In order to be effective, leaders need to connect authentically with their staff and potential partners. Sales and service people need to connect with their customers. People in different silos in the same firm need to connect with and understand each other. And at a time of increasing diversity, our sensitivity to the rules of engagement across cultural, religious, age …

Henna Inam: “We are Wired for Authenticity”

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It was on a transatlantic flight, more than five years ago, that Henna Inam started to understand she had been lying to herself about who she really was. “Sure, I was happy. I was flying back from Switzerland to Mexico where I ran a branch of a multinational corporation. I was recognized for my team’s business building results, one of …

Listening with the Ear in the Chest By Graham Williams

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Listening but not hearing Perhaps, over the years since Socrates developed dialogue, Madame Rambouillet organized conversation in salons, and the heigh day of Samuel (Doctor) Johnson, the art of conversation and listening has declined. Perhaps this current age of electronic interactions will see further decline. And perhaps this is happening when better communication is most needed – not least of …

How can you lead Human Performance Unleashed?

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Guest post by Chip R. Bell What is human performance unleashed? What features might we find? What are the lessons for leaders who want to enhance such extraordinary performance? Crazy Horse, a Native American warrior, is a fine example. But don’t think in terms of stern bravery and toughness. “People who are unleashed bring out the best in others because …

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival: October 2016

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Welcome to Leadership & Change Magazine, the blog about Positive Leadership, Culture, and Positive Change!  I am excited to host this month’s Leadership Development Carnival, initiated by Lead Change Group. All these blogging professionals share great wisdom – so please take the time to read their posts below, reflect, and apply what works in your situation. This Leadership Development Carnival is a treasure chase …

Mike Henry on Lead Change Group:“We can all make a positive difference. We don’t need permission”

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The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a leadership revolution, one leader at a time. Mike Henry, Sr. founded the group in 2009 to instigate a leadership revolution. It became one of the most socially shared leadership blogs and they published a multi-author book about character-based leadership, The Character-Based Leader. Since 2014, Becky Robinson and …

Unconditional Leadership: How Well do you Lead?

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Guest post by Tal Shnall. As a leader or a manager, do you sometimes find yourself having a strong opinion about someone you personally supervise? Do you have an employee on your team who is underperforming and also, the relationship between you and that employee has not been very effective? Susie’s promotion I work as the Guest Services Manager and …

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Mindfulness and agile leadership

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Guest post by Gareth Wilson. The challenges of modern leadership are growing and complex. The good news is that many leaders already have several of the key traits needed to overcome them – a desire for self-improvement and the will to succeed. However, will and motivation cannot be truly effective without direction. That’s why I’d like to discuss mindfulness; what …

Cultivating Organizations – Background to The New Ecology of Leadership

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Guest post by David Hurst. What if people were like plants and organizations were like gardens? Would managers and leaders realize that they can’t grow either people or organizations directly: that they can create only the conditions for growth? Would they begin to cultivate their organizations? David Hurst gained many insights when he started to think more like an ecologist …