It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela
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Do you ever wonder what makes some speakers so successful? Have you ever been in awe of a speaker and pondered, “How did she do that?”
The answer is through a lot of work.
There are some people who are naturally gifted at speaking, but most of us have to work really hard at it.
The idea that Creativity is needed only by artists and dreamers is long gone. Nowadays managers are aware that to run a business, an administration, an office a lot of skills are required: flexibility, intuition, vision, inventiveness. In one word what managers need is Creativity.
Hubert Jaoui understood that almost thirty years ago and is spending his life explaining to others what creativity is and how useful it can be.
Here is an interesting definition by Hubert Jaoui:
Creativity is neither imagination, nor the opposite of rationality: it is a multi-logical approach
A lot of interesting demonstrations of how Creativity is an essential tool for managers can be found on the site: http://www.gimca.net/, e.g. the 6 pillars of management: human behaviour, motivation, delegation, time management, creativity.
image source: Mr Fish in http://loft22.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/cognitive-dissonance-over-creativity/
If you can dream it, you can do it.
It is essential to manage our emotions when we work with people we dislike. But how can we work effectively with them when we dislike so much members of our team? There are some strategies for managing negative relationships, in order to reduce stress and enjoy work far more.
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Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
Having a vision is not as simple as saying that you want something. Creating a vision is the process of building understanding on it.
According to the authors: “For a leader, vision is all about helping others see that bigger picture and begin to make those connections to a larger effort. As a leader, you need to focus on being the effective communicator of direction to your team.”
To learn more, read the article by E. Yaverbaum and E. Sherman.
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10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to the wrong tone of voice – Anonymous