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Hello everyone,

We are just back from the AAZV conference in Portland.

We had 3 great leadership development opportunities at the conference with our "leadership and management" scientific session and keynote address, our early morning group meeting, and our half-day workshop with Cindy Anderson.

There were a lot of actions and ideas generated from these various opportunities. One idea that was suggested (by Luis Padilla) was to try form a "repository" of materials for participants in our Leadership and Management forum. Luis mentioned this tool, "Pearltrees", and I had some time in the airport on Friday. Voila! This tool is pretty cool. It is a very easy way to capture, gather, collate, and save for quick/easy access all sorts of leadership related materials.

I will work with Leigh to alpha test the site and then ask for volunteers from the forum to help beta test. I think Luis' recommendation was excellent and this might be the key to our needs.


StrategicplanningAAZV2015 PWprotected. Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last. About this presentation In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.” For more on this topic, check out Sinek’s latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t now available. About Simon Sinek A trained ethnographer and the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Sinek recently became an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world.

Links. Cindy Anderson Consulting | Cindy Anderson Consulting. AAZV - SWOT analysis. AAZV - Situational Leadership. AAZV - What is the ultimate purpose of leadership. AAZV - Leading as an introvert. AAZV - I intend to. TED talk - Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead. TED Talk - Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe. TED Talk - Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. TED Talk - Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders. Ken Blanchard - Servant Leadership. 9 Surprising Traits of Truly Phenomenal Bosses | Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses. A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them do.

If you're a truly phenomenal boss, what your employees see is far from everything they get. 1. You forgive... and more importantly, you forget. When an employee makes a mistake -- especially a major mistake -- it's easy to forever view that employee through the perspective of that mistake. I know. But one mistake, or one weakness, is just one part of the whole person. Great bosses are able to step back, set aside a mistake, and think about the whole employee. If you're a phenomenal boss, you are also able to forget that mistake because you know that viewing any employee through the lens of one incident may forever impact how you treat that employee.

To forgive may be divine, but to forget can be even more divine. 2. Great bosses inspire their employees to achieve company goals. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The 7 characteristics of powerful visions for effective leadership. ‘Visionary leadership’ is one of the phrases most bandied about these days, yet it is almost always an aspiration rather than a description. A vision of what is possible is a prerequisite to visionary leadership. That vision can come from an individual, but more often it is the product of many people.

The vision that underpins visionary leadership is definitely not the ‘Vision’ that is encapsulated in a neat phrase and sits alongside the ‘Mission Statement’ and its ilk. A vision needs to be something that people can ‘see’ in a way that makes them want to move towards it. There are seven primary characteristics to powerful visions that I identify: - Compelling. . - Achievable. Of course a powerful vision alone is not enough. Leaders need to have the capabilities to co-create compelling, relevant visions with their teams and organizations. Leaders absolutely also need to have a far broader set of capabilities to get groups to work hard to achieve those visions. Shut Up and Listen (And Other Advice for First-Time Leaders) Unless you’re a solo freelancer, chances are you will eventually be thrust into a leadership position.

As creatives, we must embrace this challenge and not shy away from it, as a fear of being a leader can subconsciously hold us back from advancing in our career. Being entrusted with a leadership role in your workplace requires a shift in mindset. Leaders cannot afford to compartmentalize like the worker. They must simultaneously juggle the long- and short-term while inspiring those around them to do great work.

But being a great leader is hard, and great leadership is hard to understand. “Leadership” is a term that’s been abused. You may think you have to have all the ideas yourself and a direction worked out before assuming a leadership role. To paraphrase Steve Jobs: if you don’t have a burning desire to execute and idea or solve a problem, you’ll never stick it out. New leaders typically were once solo players now thrust into the new and uncomfortable position of managing others. The 7 Traits Of Executive Presence. Conflict Resolution - Team Management Training From

Conflict is an inevitable part of work. We've all seen situations where people with different goals and needs have clashed, and we've all witnessed the often intense personal animosity that can result. As you'll learn in this article and video, the fact that conflict exists, however, is not necessarily a bad thing. When you resolve it effectively, you can also eliminate many of the hidden problems that it brought to the surface. Click here to view a transcript of this video. There are other benefits that you might not expect, such as: Increased understanding. Going through the process of resolving conflict expands people's awareness, and gives them an insight into how they can achieve their goals without undermining others. But conflict can also be damaging. If you want to keep your team members working effectively, despite coming into conflict with one another, you need to stop this downward spiral as soon as you can.

The Interest-Based Relational Approach Step 4: Listen First, Talk Second. Good Leaders Ask Great Questions - The John Maxwell Store. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop?

-- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Also available in Spanish (Espanol) HERE. Also available in audio book HERE. Books will begin to ship 10/7. John Wooden - Wooden On Leadership. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven R. Covey. Good to Great - Jim Collins. Strategic Planning for Dummies. Executive coaching tips. Entre Leadership Podcast. When it comes to talking about their companies, most small business owners don’t know where to start—until now.

We’re talking with best-selling author Donald Miller about why you need to tell your company’s story and how to do it well so that you can effectively spread your message. End of story? Don’t miss this interview! Additional resources: FREE EntreLeader’s Guide to Hiring Another great episode sponsored by our friends at Infusionsoft. Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. PubsOnline - Journal of Management Science.

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