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  • Good leaders drive, amazing leaders inspire - @tsitovich
  • True leadership is from the heart and if your heart points to the people you lead, great things will happen - @alonshwartz
  • Great leaders prepare during the good times, reassure through the bad times, and inspire teams to win at all times - @Wernikoff
  • Great leaders know when to lead from the front and when to get the hell out of the way - @jmillsays
  • Good leaders learn by doing, great leaders learn by listening - @cfdonahue

These are just five of the "Twenty Invaluable Tweets on Leadership", according to this Forbes article. If one word could sum up what the tweets above are trying to convey, what do you think that word would be? Could it be as simple as the word “human”? Notice, none of the quotes above use that word.

So, why is it so hard for us to think of ourselves as humans first? Leadership authors write about it as a mechanical skill like playing a musical instrument, or learning a new language where practice makes perfect. Have we, then, become robotic in our approach to leadership?

Our July speaker, Potential Project's Vince Brewerton thinks that as leaders we need to relearn being human. SCNetwork president, Suanne Nielsen blogs that this is the age where the heart will differentiate workplaces in the Future of Work *scroll down to read it*. We agree.

When it comes to leadership, we've probably heard and read most of what there is to hear and read on the topic. And yet, we question our leadership every time we read something new. We wonder whether we're “driving” or “inspiring” our teams or organizations well enough. We look for that silver bullet that can crack the leadership conundrum. Well, there is none. Being an inspiring leader starts from tapping into our own humanity.

We hope you will join us to hear from Vince Brewerton about why and how leaders of mega corps like Accenture, Microsoft, Google, Marriot, and Cisco are embracing human leadership.

Being human is about making real connections with people beyond your workplaces. SCNetwork is all about connecting its members with each other and their community. In addition to our monthly events, we'd also like to remind you to check out our 3rd Annual Summer Social packages. It's less than two months away, and registrations are pouring in! Secure your spot because this year, each golfer signing up for a Full Round will get a rare chance to win a sweet and exclusive golfing package. You won't regret it…details below!


WHY DO SO MANY LEADERS FORGET THEY'RE HUMAN? EXPLORE THE MIND OF THE LEADER.
The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to our Featured Corporate Sponsor!

Leaders often forget they're human beings, and that their employees are also human.

Leadership today is not about having all the answers and making all the decisions. It is about being present and forming personal, and meaningful bonds with the people we lead. In the "future of work", human leadership puts people before numbers. So, how do we become human leaders again?

Potential Project's new book explores The Mind of the Leader and identifies three key qualities of human leadership.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? Because our speaker, Vince Brewerton, recipient of the Rotman Award of Teaching Excellence, will share stories of human leadership from top global executives, and lead you through a mindfulness training session (the first leadership quality) to enable you to take your first step in developing truly human leadership.

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“WHY IS THERE A MARTIAN IN MY MEETING?” THINKING AS THE FINAL FRONTIER
The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 

Let's have some serious fun looking inside your head.

Ever wonder why the person across the table from you seems to come from a different planet? Ever wonder if that person is thinking the same thing about you? It's all about your style of thinking.

Along the way to getting work done, we assemble our thinking into thoughts which leads to our actions, which produces our results. If your results aren't what you hoped for, let's try aligning your thinking style with the thinking requirements of the task at hand.

Join thinking guru and president of Forrest & Company, Julian Chapman as he introduces you to your thinking style, and shows you how to use that awareness to work faster and smarter. Even with Martians.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: All registrants of this event will be sent an invitation to complete a Rhodes' Thinking Intentions Profile (Rhodes' TIP) survey by August 8, 2018. The resulting report, the "Thinking-Intentions Profile", will be sent to each registrant prior to the event.

For those attending in person: Forrest will bring the printed Profiles to the session and distribute them.

For those attending remotely: Forrest will send the PDFs to attendees shortly before the session.

 

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WHY IS NO ONE TALKING TO ME?
The Albany Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Workplaces today are not working for a lot of workers as indicated by engagement results. While technology has aided the diversity of communication methods, the quality of communication has been compromised. The replacement of face-to-face communication with virtual communication (email, voicemail, text and posts) has exposed generational chasms in workplaces that feature three and soon to be four distinct generational cohorts.

Dr. Mary Donohue, AKA "Dr. Mary," a preeminent social scientist with focus on evolutionary Psychology and keynote speaker in North America, has been working on new research focused on creativity in the modern workplace, specifically on communication and communication between teams.

She will discuss her latest research findings and use them to show how to communicate across the generations, using any tech platform; from emailing a "Boomer" to presenting with PowerPoint to a GenX audience.

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THE JOURNEY FROM MEDIOCRE TO EXCEPTIONAL: BUILDING TRULY ACCOUNTABLE TEAMS
The National Club
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to our Featured Corporate Sponsor!

Teams today, are the engines that drive business. They are the catalysts for transformation. Research from Lee Hecht Harrison confirms that 92 per cent of companies acknowledge that teams are critical to their success. Unfortunately, the same research reveals that only 23 per cent of those companies consider their teams effective or accountable. The reality is that most teams are mediocre — not bad, but certainly not exceptional.

In this session, our speaker, Dr. Alex Vincent will show you how to take your team from mediocre to great. He will shatter myths and reveal new insights into the fundamental building blocks that allow exceptional teams to consistently exceed expectations and goals.

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THE 3RD ANNUAL SCNETWORK SUMMER SOCIAL

REGISTER FOR A FULL ROUND AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE SWEET GOLF PACKAGES!

  • 1 The Country Club Foursome (Value: $540)
  • 1 National Pines Foursome (Value: $450)
  • 1 Blue Springs Foursome (Value: $540)
  • 1 Eagle Ridge Foursome (Value: $350)
  • 1 Caledon Woods Foursome (Value: $350)

Note: A minimum of 60 Full Round registrations are required.

To sign up, visit: http://scnetwork.ca/default.asp?id=1046&event_id=540

For more information and sponsorship details, contact:

Deborah Jann: djann@rolloutinnovation.com

 

PRESIDENT'S COLUMN IN HRREPORTER

Human leadership moves us from hands to heads to hearts

"The word "manager" is quickly becoming passé, connoting a time long past when organizations had a top-down approach to everything — I direct. I tell you what to do. Almost robotic. Being a leader is more about stewardship and building genuine connections." - Suanne Nielsen

Read more here...

 

NETWORKING TIP OF THE MONTH
by Colleen Clarke

Apply "The Rule of Four"

Reconnect with at least FOUR contacts each day - by phone, email, or face to face. Did you notice texting wasn't listed?

 

SCNETWORK EVENT RECAP

CDr. Kristyn A. Scott, Associate Professor, OB/HR, of Ryerson University shares research on organizational cynicism and presents ways for organizations and supervisors to be involved in the solution. To catch the highlights of Scott's talk at our Academia Meets Corporate Canada event last month, check out this short clip:

 
 
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