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Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012
Talent and Performance Management
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No Joke: 70% of Your Employees Are Job Hunting

No Joke: 70% of Your Employees Are Job Hunting | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
A new survey offers tough medicine for bosses. How can you thrive in a grass-is-always-greener world?
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HR Advice: How To Actively Engage Your Employees

HR Advice: How To Actively Engage Your Employees | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Learn these great tips on how to engage your employees and make your organization a great place to work.
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Rethinking Recruiting: New Ideas to Take Your Hiring to the Next Level

Rethinking Recruiting: New Ideas to Take Your Hiring to the Next Level | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Almost every week we see an article on the “war for talent.” Companies need to hire people and can’t find the right skills. Recruiters rely heavily on sophisticated applicant tracking systems to do the initial resume sorting.
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5 Ways to Get People to Actually Listen to You

5 Ways to Get People to Actually Listen to You | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
You may be a fact- and logic-driven leader, but others don't think like you do. Learn to get your point across through emotional connection.
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9 People You Must Remove From Your Inner Circle

9 People You Must Remove From Your Inner Circle | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
When you're trying to get a business off the ground, the people you surround yourself with matter. Keep these nine types at a distance.
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6 Ways to Delegate More Effectively

6 Ways to Delegate More Effectively | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
For the sake of your company (and your sanity), at some point, you're going to need to let go. Here's how smart owners delegate work effectively.
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5 Reasons People Fail (& What to Do Instead)

5 Reasons People Fail (& What to Do Instead) | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
These barriers to success are easy to overcome, but only when you know they're there.
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Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers

Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
RT @TomWalter1971: Coaching vs. Managing: Why coaches are better leaders than managers.

 

For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of coaching young females in the sport of softball. Throughout my time, I’ve learned that being the coach of a team and being a leader within an organization is not much different. The same principles span both responsibilities. In fact, when you use coaching principles in an organization, you often reap more than if you were to “manage” like many organizational leaders prefer to do.

 

According to the thesaurus with which Microsoft so generously equipped my word document software, the term “manage” is synonymous with words like “govern,” “supervise,” and “administer.” The term “coach” is synonymous with “teach,” “educate,” and “prepare.” Compare the two terms as well as their synonyms. Is it as obvious to you as it is to me? There is a distant, authoritarian connotation radiating from the term “manage,” especially when paired with the gentle, nurturing term “coach.” Which type of leader would you like to work for? And, for those in leadership positions, which word would you like associated with your leadership style?

 

If the thesaurus doesn’t do it for you, there are always the practices that accompany either term, practices that I would like to argue are the very reasons why adopting a coaching style is more effective (and enjoyable) in the workplace than managing.


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Escape the KPI Trap!

Escape the KPI Trap! | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
KPI (or Key Performance Indicators) are used to help organizations understand how well they are performing in relation to their strategic goals and objectives.
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5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
The hiring needs of startups are different than more established companies. It's essential to get the right mix of talent.
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Get yourself a mentor

Get yourself a mentor | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
A personal mentor is like a personal trainer -- someone who can give you objective and personalized help to make you better.A good mentor is usually someone who knows something about your job and...
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How to Prevent 50% of All Hiring Mistakes

How to Prevent 50% of All Hiring Mistakes | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Hiring is too important to leave to chance. Here’s the problem: if you like someone when you first meet, you maximize their positives and minimize their negatives.
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Your business is an engine and the employee is the fuel. So be sure to hire the right individuals.

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Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important?

Strategy or Execution: Which Is More Important? | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Many business leaders think they’d rather have great execution than superior strategies, but you can’t have the first without the second.
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Heart to Heart Talks – Three Steps to Discuss the Elephant in the Room

Heart to Heart Talks – Three Steps to Discuss the Elephant in the Room | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
 Everyone on the team knew the elephant was in the room, but no one wanted to talk about it.

 

At the root of many of our interpersonal or team conflicts is a failure to communicate. Sometimes the problem is that information isn’t shared broadly enough and people become resentful because they weren’t included. Other times we say things that come out wrong and people are offended, even though we may have had good intentions behind our message. Regardless of how the situation was created, if we don’t take the time to thoughtfully address it, the miscommunication evolves into the “elephant in the room” that everyone knows is present but isn’t willing to address.

 

Recently I worked with a client where the elephant in the room had been present for nearly a year. The issue within this team had led to a fracture in what were previously very close relationships, had tarnished the team’s reputation within the organization, and was causing strife and turmoil that was affecting the team’s performance. Everyone on the team knew the elephant was in the room, but no one wanted to talk about it.


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'Mind the Gap' The Importance of Talent Planning and Talent Management | Aspire Limited

'Mind the Gap' The Importance of Talent Planning and Talent Management | Aspire Limited | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
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3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Happy

3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Happy | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
It's your job to create an environment that fosters happiness. Here are three simple ways to do it.
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Which Comes First, Work or Passion?

Which Comes First, Work or Passion? | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Think passion precedes hard work when it comes to building a successful career? It might not be so simple.
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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.

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Edge online - Management - Talent - Gamification: The playful approach to attracting talent

Edge online - Management - Talent - Gamification: The playful approach to attracting talent | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Applying game design techniques to the world of work is currently a hot topic, with gamification being used in everything from recruitment to marketing.
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Want to Build a Team That Works? Know Your Players’ True Nature

Want to Build a Team That Works? Know Your Players’ True Nature | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Have you ever hired someone who was perfect on paper, seemed spectacular in the interview, but became a disaster once you tried to integrate them into the organization, because their true nature was...
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Leadership Secret Three: Two Skills Great Leaders Master

Leadership Secret Three: Two Skills Great Leaders Master | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Leaders have the quality of emotional mastery, which gives you the strength and flexibility to tackle any challenge, even when all hell is breaking loose, as we covered in the previous blog post in...
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Edge online - Management - Behaviour - Emotional intelligence: Upping your EQ

Edge online - Management - Behaviour - Emotional intelligence: Upping your EQ | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Asking your managers to get in touch with their emotions might not seem like the best use of their time, but emotional intelligence is an underrated attribute.
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Empathy and Leadership

Empathy and Leadership | Aspire Limited Weekly Update - 14th October 2012 | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to identify and understand another's situation, feelings, and motives. Find out why this is so important in the workplace.

 

A few weeks ago, I came across a bumper sticker that said: "I am not good at empathy. Will you settle for sarcasm?" The humor in the bumper sticker led me to think of the slight unease or self-conscious discomfort that many people feel when a term such as "empathy" is introduced in a business environment. Notions of "touchy-feely," spring to mind.


While empathy is a right brain activity, it is far from being a touchy-feely topic. At its core, empathy is the oil that keeps relationships running smoothly. The fact that empathy is an important component of effective relationships has been proven: In studies by Dr Antonio Damasio (outlined in his book: "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain."), medical patients who had damage to part of the brain associated with empathy showed significant deficits in relationship skills, even though their reasoning and learning abilities remained intact.


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