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Appreciative Inquiry Basics: a tool in collaborative and participatory practices

Appreciative Inquiry Basics:   a tool in collaborative and participatory practices | Business change | Scoop.it
This workshop will explore Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a powerful vehicle for setting in motion waves of positive organizational change.

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A sure-fire way not to be happy. (Yet, that's exactly what we often do)

A sure-fire way not to be happy. (Yet, that's exactly what we often do) | Business change | Scoop.it

Yeah, we're fine. Yeah, we're good. No, it's not such a big deal. Nah, we're ok. And so we dismiss how we really feel. Just a couple of words. Spoken time and again. Chanted to ourselves over and over.

 

 

I know I'm guilty of this.  Thought provoking post.


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Peter Senge Presentation

Peter Senge's presentation from the 2012 Better by Design CEO Summit.

 

Worth while listening to at least twice. 


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Radical Creativity - Excellent TED Talks

Radical Creativity - Excellent TED Talks | Business change | Scoop.it
John Nosta explains that the world we live in is one of radical connectivity, where ideas intermingle, evolve & explode in the digital ether of creativity.
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Is Hierarchy an Obstacle to Innovation? - Forbes

Is Hierarchy an Obstacle to Innovation? - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
In a recent post, Dennis Goin described a new way of accelerating the implementation of new strategies and driving innovation.
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Brain Rules - fascinating project on how the brain works

Brain Rules - fascinating project on how the brain works | Business change | Scoop.it
Brain Rules by John J. Medina is a multimedia project explaining how the brain works. It includes a book, a feature-length documentary film, and a series of interactive tutorials.

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The Great Eight: Trillion-Dollar Growth Trends to 2020 - Bain & Company - Publications

The Great Eight: Trillion-Dollar Growth Trends to 2020 - Bain & Company - Publications | Business change | Scoop.it
Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles – September 2012 - Innovation Excellence (blog)

Top 20 Innovation Articles – September 2012 - Innovation Excellence (blog) | Business change | Scoop.it
Top 20 Innovation Articles – September 2012Innovation Excellence (blog)If you're not familiar with Innovation Excellence, we publish 2-6 new articles every day built around innovation and marketing insights from our roster of contributing authors...
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What Would You Be Willing to Sacrifice? Thought-provoking Video

What Would You Be Willing to Sacrifice?  Thought-provoking Video | Business change | Scoop.it
A video that's so heartbreakingly gorgeous and unswerving in its emotional sway, it'll have you pondering your own station in life.

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The currency of the new economy is trust

There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls "reputation capital."


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Leadership and Gender: Why It Matters and How It's Changing

Leadership and Gender: Why It Matters and How It's Changing | Business change | Scoop.it

Some history first...

So many women, so few in leadership roles - why?
The window of opportunity to free women and men from the confines of gender stereotypes is opening now. To take advantage of and further this change it is important to understand the history of gender roles, particularly in relation to leadership, and why the shift is happening now.Longstanding stereotypes about men being strong and assertive and women being communal, soft and understanding are key to understanding why women who are successful achievers are typically not in key leadership roles. But this begs a bigger question. Why do we think of leadership as masculine in the first place? And how does seeing leadership in this way create a blind spot for leadership done differently but with the same – or even better – results?
A brief history of leadership in the 20th century begins to answer the first question. In the early 1900′s when most people were not well-educated, the “great man” theory espoused leadership by a small number of men thought to possess superior intellectual and moral capabilities. Three factors led to a shift away from this theory after World War II. First, the G.I. bill enabled more men to become well educated. At the same time the manufacturing industry in the U.S. was booming and creating a need for more managers. Finally, as college educated G.I.’s filled these roles they formed a generation of managers and leaders who shared the military’s command and control style. These factors perpetuated hierarchical organizations with cascading levels of management and the prevalence of the command and control model. In this system, most leaders were men and leadership was equated with masculine traits including the tendency to be dominant, aggressive, and individualistic, to take charge, provide answers and exert control. (1)

In the late 20th century as women took on management roles they had to learn how to survive in the command and control culture. It is a well-known phenomenon that minority group members who enter the dominant culture blend in at first and are especially likely to be seen in stereotypical terms when they are viewed as tokens. Consultants who work on diversity issues refer to the “rule of three” – the need to include at least three members of a minority group in order for their voices to be heard and to influence the dominant culture. As a result of being one or two among a peer group of men women in business roles still walk a very tight line. They live in a double bind. Women are required to demonstrate just enough masculinity – assertiveness and individualism – and to balance this with the right degree of femininity – softness and and community orientation. They receive little credit for either and are subject to criticism if they stray too much to either side. “A woman who is strong and assertive, a command and control type, is seen as difficult and bitchy, but a woman who is warm and helpful is seen as weak and incompetent,” says Carli. On the other hand when men are warm, empathic, and thoughtful they are perceived very favorably but behaving this way is seen as a bonus not a requirement. Men have more leeway and options for how to lead. Women have fewer degrees of freedom and are held to different and higher standards. As a result they have to be more conscious of everything they do, another factor that makes their challenge more difficult.

 

(extract from Dr Anne Perschel's must read post. Picture is mine)


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5 Psychologically Uncomfortable Career Shaping Opportunities | Kate Nasser

5 Psychologically Uncomfortable Career Shaping Opportunities | Kate Nasser | Business change | Scoop.it
People focus on major career shaping milestones & overlook psychologically uncomfortable opportunities. Here are 5 worthy ones from The People-Skills Coach™.

 

It is all about attitude !


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Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity

Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity | Business change | Scoop.it

 

In this post from the brilliant website, Innovation Management, Leif Denti, a doctoral degree student of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, look at something that all leaders who are students of creativity should know: how to harness the self-fulfilling prophecy as a tool to facilitate creativity.

 


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One Employee Message That Should Never Be Mixed

One Employee Message That Should Never Be Mixed | Business change | Scoop.it
Vision, goals, and guidelines all are important. But not as important as this.

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The 8 Strengths of Humility

The 8 Strengths of Humility | Business change | Scoop.it
I ask G.J. Hart, when he was CEO of Texas Roadhouse, if he could spot emerging leaders. He didn’t rule out talent, education, or leadership presence, but he replied, “I can usually tell if they hav...

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The 25 Best Business Articles Ever Read

The 25 Best Business Articles Ever Read | Business change | Scoop.it

There are lots of great articles on innovation, leadership, marketing, sales, branding, culture. These are the best 25 the author has read.

 

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Creating a Sense of Urgency–Leadership Urgency

Creating a Sense of Urgency–Leadership Urgency | Business change | Scoop.it
Sense of urgency declines as organizations grow
A sense of urgency is often lost as an organization comes to scale. The more the bureaucracy grows, the harder it is for the organization to keep moving forward fast.

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The 8 Traits of Creative Leadership - George Ambler

The 8 Traits of Creative Leadership - George Ambler | Business change | Scoop.it
Leaders drive change and lead people in the pursuit of a vision. This means leaders are often faced with the challenge of venturing into the unknown and the unfamiliar.

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10 Questions to Inspire Innovation

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10 Questions to Inspire Breakthroughs - from the #Leapfrogging Blog http://t.co/qT88ayle...

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6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Change The World » Six Seconds

6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Change The World » Six Seconds | Business change | Scoop.it

I would like to share with you six basic tenets I think all change makers, young or old, need to have in order to make a real difference in this world. They aren’t ground-breaking or difficult, yet they are rare.


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Are You a Character-Based Leader? - Forbes

Are You a Character-Based Leader? - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it

ForbesAre You a Character-Based Leader?ForbesWhen I was growing up, my dad described someone he did business with as a 'real character'. My mom described someone she was doing business with as 'very ambitious'.


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The Power of Defining the Problem

The Power of Defining the Problem | Business change | Scoop.it
Before you start solving a problem, you have to ask the right questions.

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Becoming more strategic: Three tips for any executive - McKinsey Quarterly

Becoming more strategic: Three tips for any executive - McKinsey Quarterly | Business change | Scoop.it
We are entering the age of the strategist.
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