Daily Pick: 13 factors favoring intelligent leadership

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As they drive projects towards human objectives and goals, innovation leaders are now able to showcase how positivity and constructiveness can drive inspiration by raising the bar on their own personal goals. The development of social inclusiveness enables to understand the limits of current strategies while connecting conversations to better anticipate technological trends and shift them towards sensible objectives. To develop the right talents, leaders now need to include more women on management boards while developing and sharing intelligent leadership tools with the rest of the community they serve.

#1 Differentiate means and objectives

Like a mayor, an effective CEO needs to think broadly about the ultimate effect of corporate policies; consider the ends, not just the means, says Thiry. “Because if you are mayor of a village you care about the economy, but the economy is the means to an end, it’s not the end. You want to help the economy so you can have good schools, good parks, etc.”

Bill Snyder, Insights by Stanford Business

 

#2 Spread positivity and constructiveness

At the end of the day when you want to look at how you feel walking away or walking into something (a conversation, a meeting, a room) – do you feel good, big, fuller, awake, expansive? Or do you feel exhausted, small, drained, yucky, constrictive? That’s energy – and it’s contagious. It works for the positive (it’s a super power) and it also works for the negative.

Skip Prichard

 

#3 Inspire others

In my leadership teaching, I often use an exercise in which people are asked to describe someone they have known whom they consider to be a great leader. No Moses or Nelson Mandela — someone they have known through work, education, or community activities. The people they describe are individuals who had an enduring, positive influence on them.

Eric J McNulty, Strategy and Business

 

#4 “Raise the bar on your goals”

If, on the other hand, you really want to build a career or a company you can be proud of, you need to raise the bar – not just a little, but a lot. You need to raise the bar on those you take advice from. You need to raise the bar on your goals. And most important, you need to raise the bar on what you expect from yourself.

Steve Tobak, Entrepreneur

 

#5 Develop social inclusiveness

Over the longer-term, depending on the speed and success of the integration of refugees in the labor market, the increase in the labor force can have a more lasting impact on growth and the public finances. Here good policies will make an important difference.

IMF

 

#6 Understand the limits of your strategy

A hot war between Google and Facebook could be sparked by a toughening of positions on internet neutrality: Facebook is trying to attract users in the developing world through Internet.org, offering them limited internet access via its apps. Google could refuse to allow the operators to use its Play Store. But for the moment, neither company is interested in going thermonuclear: Google doesn’t want to be seen as a global threat, while nobody knows how things are going to go for Facebook, whose position in India is under question.

Enrique Dans, Forbes

 

#7 Be as inspired as in your childhood

I think that most great entrepreneurs definitely show signs from a very early age that they wanted to lead, change the world and make things better. I consciously wanted to be an entrepreneur since I was 17 and, indeed, did many entrepreneurial things already as a child.

Anne Ravanona, Silicon Republic

 

#8 Connect conversations for more innovation

The more strengths that are connected into the conversation, the more innovation for social good is possible. In order for these strengths to be experienced, the Culture needs to be OPEN to engage with the Whole. In moving to this new Platform of Wholeness through the lens of Abundance, BlueWater started the journey towards becoming a Social Business OPEN to engage with its global ecosystem as a global community to INNOVATE at SCALE.

Jeremy Scrivens, LinkedIn

 

#9 Anticipate technological change

Contactless payments totalled £1.02 billion in November 2015, new data from The UK Cards Association shows. By contrast, in January 2015, contactless spending amounted to just £287 million.

Finextra

 

#10 Shift technological conversations towards sensible developments

The innovations we’ll see in the year to come in AI will be largely incremental, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be important, say engineers and entrepreneurs. It’s the difference between having Apple’s Siri in your pocket and actually talking to her. We’ll see tweaks to the technologies that comprise the systems being deemed artificially intelligent, and perhaps more significantly, we’ll see shifts in the conversation about the technology.

Tess Townsend, INC

 

#11 Recruit and develop the right talents

Recruiting high-quality talent seems to be the top priority among survey respondents, and many are wondering where to find it. The survey found that Internet job boards and social professional networks are the most popular sources for finding talent. SMB recruiters reported they lean more toward Internet boards (45 percent), while enterprise recruiters favor social networks (46 percent).

Meghan M Biro, Talent Culture

 

#12 Include more women on management boards

Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook’s COO and a rare example of a woman leader in the male-dominated world of technology – thinks it’s time that changed. “Men still run the world – and I’m not sure it’s going that well,” she told participants at a session on the future of work in Davos. And until we rectify that, everyone will suffer: “It means we’re not using the full talent of the population.”

Stéphanie Thomson, World Economic Forum

 

#13 Use and share intelligent tools

This is a simple idea to help founders of European startups save time and internal resources by supplying some useful templates, valuable resources and good examples.

Brian Daly, Medium

 

 

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