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Relax! You’ll Be More Productive

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
To be at your peak, don’t work so much.
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It's good to think about it, it's better to do something about it...

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.
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Colors and our subconscious...:-))) always interesting topic...

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9 Public Speaking Tips that Will Make Your Gestures World-Class

9 Public Speaking Tips that Will Make Your Gestures World-Class | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Gestures, gesturesRemember the last time ? Your facial muscles where tense and your gestures and posture expressed anger. Did you notice what happened while public speaking

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Gestures, gestures... we all know how metacommunication is determining, still, still, there is a room for improvement...:-)))

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7 livres coup de coeur de 2013, pouvant profondément vous influencer

7 livres coup de coeur de 2013, pouvant profondément vous influencer | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
J’ai commencé à lire tard, en 2010. J’ai 32 ans. En 2010, j’ai lu 6 livres. En 2011 5 livres. L’année du début de mon changement de vie en 2012, j’ai l
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A blog post written 2 years ago, always valid, about 7 excellent English books basically about self-improvement... the remarks are also good but they are in French...

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You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action

You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
You must live a life where you cross lines and push limits. You must commit to and demand to create success in your personal life and business.
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It's a good one...:-))) OK, there is the  no action, OK, that's also an action, an option. More interesting is the retreat when you just pulling out yourselves of the thing... then comes the "normal" action what we are normally calling "action"... Then comes the massive action... OK, the whole thing is a sales pitch bit a good one at that...  and if you are with me, this pair of lines give you a new perspective, even if form the link it's not totally clear (for me at least...)  what massive action is but from the 4 steps I start to gather something out of it... let's do it together...:-))) and if you fall to the sales pitch, it's even better to the guy, I'm not jealous at all...:-)))

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7 Deadly Leadership Sins

7 Deadly Leadership Sins | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The emergence of new leadership is seemingly slow.  With the world crying out for effective and “switched on” leadership, the gap still, it seems, is wide.  According to DDI’s 2014/2015 Leadership forecast , a mere 25% of HR Professionals polled, thought their organisations leadership as high quality, while only 40% of leaders say the quality of their organisations leadership is high.  As would be expected the remedy according to the research is for improved and structured leadership development

Via The People Development Network
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Good one... bonus: link to a 75 p long leadership research...

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 27, 1:15 PM

THE 7 DEADLY LEADERSHIP SINS WANT KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN BUT THEYJUST MIGHT KEEP YOU OUT OF MAKING SOME HEAVEN BUSINESS DOLLARS WHILE YOU ARE ON EARTH. COMING CLEAN AND DOING IT A NEW NO DEALY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP WAY JUST MIGHT INCREASE YOUR MARKETING ! SUCCESS!!

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Should you fake empathy?

Should you fake empathy? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Have a nice day, and we hope you come back soon!” gushes the Disney store employee as I leave the premises. No matter how much I travel, I cannot get over my innate British cynicism which makes me want to roll my eyes at this enforced corporate cheerfulness.

But look deeper into the origins of that farewell and it is possible that somewhere in this enormous corporation there exists a genuine desire that their customers have ‘nice’ days. It may have occurred to somebody in the company that customers who have a good time really are more likely to return.

Indeed, the empathy and friendliness on display often isn’t fake at all, but a sincere attempt from headquarters to present a more human face to the outside world—and for solid business reasons. It is not a distraction from the more important business of making money. Rather it is an aid to making money.

Via David Hain
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In short: "Yes, it's better than nothing..."... in a little bit longer: "yes and it's better to be a first step on the journey towards a real one..." ...and in little bit even longer one: read the post...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 6:01 AM

Is faking empathy really plastic, or can it lead to the real thing? Interesting take from Belinda Parmar

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Falling Masks

Falling Masks | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Leaders, who dare to let their guard down and keep an open mind, are less fearful than those in rusty armours hiding behind the words of no, wait andmaybe tomorrow.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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A true and short story about a Dannish banker who - confronted  by not some rather  real questions - did not run/hide himself behind a comforted "It's really not my problem..." mask but has dared to think them over and he could stay in the no-men's-land of dubts and fear... he showed how to face/szood up to real challenging ideas...

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Workplace is Toxic - Rescue a CEO

5 Ways to Tell if Your Workplace is Toxic - Rescue a CEO | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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"...1. Major problems in communication

2. Inconsistency in following policies & procedures

3. One or more toxic leaders in the system

4. A lot of negative communication is occurring (and in many different ways)

5. Your work is affecting your health negatively - physically, emotionally and relationally..."

 

 

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Flourish: The Father of Positive Psychology Redefines Well-Being

Flourish: The Father of Positive Psychology Redefines Well-Being | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Back in the day, I had the pleasure of studying in a department graced by Dr. Martin Seligman, father of the thriving positive psychology mo

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"...Relieving the states that make life miserable… has made building the states that make life worth living less of a priority. The time has finally arrived for a science that seeks to understand positive emotion, build strength and virtue, and provide guideposts for finding what Aristotle called the ‘good life.'” ~ Martin Seligman

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Rationality and Emotional Biases. Do You Know What They Are?

Rationality and Emotional Biases. Do You Know What They Are? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

A common interpretation in behavioural finance is that rationality is the result of a pure cognitive process which can be behaviourally biased. In general, the bias has a negative connotation because it produces a distortion in the calculation of an outcome. When a decision-making process is cognitively biased the outcome leads to sub-optimal results or judgement errors. Roughly speaking, the subject might make irrational choices due to faulty reasoning, statistical errors, lack of information, memory errors, and the like. Differently, when the decision is emotionally biased, it means that the cognitive process has been influenced by feelings, affects, moods, and so on (let’s label these states “emotions”). This leads us to irrational decisions or actions. (Pompian 2006, Livet 2010, Mazzoli and Marinelli 2011, Fairchild 2014)

In this interpretation, cognitive and emotional processes are discrete and produced by two different systems: a cognitive and an emotional system. While cognitive biases are influences that affect rationality from within the cognitive system, emotional biases refer to those influences that affect the cognitive system from outside.


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"...Wide-ranging investigation into people's motivations, abilities, attitudes, and perceptions finds that they differ in profound ways from what is typically assumed. The result is that public policy acquires even greater significance, since rather than merely facilitating the conduct of human affairs, policy actually shapes their trajectory..."

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Why Banks Are Sleepwalking Into Extinction And What To Do About It

Why Banks Are Sleepwalking Into Extinction And What To Do About It | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Banks are spending a huge amount on “Technology” too -(just look at these headlines: Headline 1,  Headline 2  and Headline 3) . Not only are branches an albatross of cost, but the technology spend is enormous.


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Interesting and rarely discussed aspects... yes, banking needs huge investment in the security... it is à la mode to schimpfen the banks for their costs charged out to the customers but it's often forgotten how great the costing part of their operation... we as a baseline requirement think that, of course, our money is safe with them... do we know what does it cost, this "baseline" requirement?! 

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13 Practical Ideas That Have Helped Me Make Better Decisions

13 Practical Ideas That Have Helped Me Make Better Decisions | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
This article focuses on 13 practical ways that we can make better decisions.

Via Anne Leong, Philippe Vallat
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Practical ideas, resources to decision-making...:-)))

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Complex change options - extremely simplexly

Complex change options - extremely simplexly | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
That's genial!
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14 Twitter Tools We Can’t Stop Telling You About

14 Twitter Tools We Can’t Stop Telling You About | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
At Social Quant, we love Twitter. 
This is our bread and butter.
But using Social Quant alone isn’t going to make you a Twitter rock star – you need more!
You need great content, to engage with your followers, build relationships, analyze your efforts, participate in Twitter Chats, stay on top of
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Are you starting with Twitter? Or you are an experienced one? Doesn't matter, I am sure you will find useful things in it...

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5 Hacks To Kill It With Social Media Productivity Without Wasting All Your Time

5 Hacks To Kill It With Social Media Productivity Without Wasting All Your Time | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Social media plays a big role in our lives. It creates a safe place to bond with our tribe and create meaningful relationships. If we are smart about it, these relationships grow into massive opportunities.

Avoiding social media would be the same as living under a rock. If you're an entrepre
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Good summary and motivation for boosting your social media presence...:-)))

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Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ”

Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ” | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In a change it is vital to think about the people and what they are going to lose (and also what their perceived losses will be).

Via The People Development Network
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"...Managing change is never easy, but it can be managed more effectively by remembering that people are not resisting change – they are resisting loss..."

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Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century

Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A 2015 study from Pew Research Center found that the majority of the American public agrees that women are as capable and qualified for corporate leadership as men are. Pew reports that "most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation, with many saying they're stronger than men in terms of being compassionate and organized leaders."

But as we all know, at the end of the day, that vote of confidence hasn't resulted in gender equality in top leadership positions. There's no need to restate the numbers; if you need a refresher, my recent post on growing momentum globally for gender quotas tells some of the story.

At SHAMBAUGH, our goal is to provide solutions rather than to dwell on why these challenges relating to women's leadership aren't progressing quickly enough. To that end, here is a summary of three top capabilities that women need to thrive as leaders, based on a recent McKinsey study of 250 high-ranking female executives and validated by SHAMBAUGH's own research:

Via David Hain
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Resilience, grit and confidence... insight... good, like it...:-)))

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3 ladders to raise female leaders to the top?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 24, 1:05 PM

What do you think? Are these valid?

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Teaching Empathy

Teaching Empathy | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Gwen Dewar

Teaching empathy? This might sound strange if you think of empathy as a talent--something we either have or lack.

 

But research also suggests that empathy is a complex phenomenon involving several component skills:

 

 A sense of self-awareness and the ability to distinguish one’s own feelings from the feelings of others.•Taking another person’s perspective (or, alternatively, “putting oneself in another person’s shoes”).•Being able to regulate one’s own emotional responses.These skills might seem like standard-issue, grown-up social skills, and indeed they are.

 

Tips

 Address your child’s own needs, and teach him how to “bounce back” from distressBe a “mind-minded” parentSeize everyday opportunities to model—and induce—sympathetic feelings for other peopleHelp kids discover what they have in common with other peopleTeach kids about the hot-cold empathy gapHelp kids explore other roles and perspectivesShow kids how to “make a face” while they try to imagine how someone else feels.Help kids develop a sense of morality that depends on internal self-control, not on rewards or punishmentsTeach (older) kids about mechanisms of moral disengagement Inspire good feelings (and boost oxytocin levels) through pleasant social interactions and physical affection
Via Edwin Rutsch
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Nicht nur für den Kinder...:-))) (it's in English!)

 

PS: I especially like the info about the hot-cold empathy trap...

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Questions to Evoke Stories and Find Business Buyer Pain Points

Finding buyer pain is one of the first steps in the sales process. This deck shows you how to get there.

Via Karen Dietz
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Some good hints how to go deeper in the subjects...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 17, 11:52 AM

This SlideShare never mentions stories, but believe me -- the questions posed here will definitely spark stories in your prospects, and stories are exactly what you need. 


Why? Because they are the richest form for finding out your customer's pain points. As we all know, this is a critical ingredient for making a sale.


I particularly like how the first few slides make the point that most prospects are numb to their pain. As the author (Juliana Crispo) of this post shares, sales happen when that pain is felt. Hence the questions that will evoke stories.


Write these questions down and keep them handy for when you are chatting with potential customers. I think it will make a world of difference.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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La création d'espaces collaboratifs

La création d'espaces collaboratifs | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Une entreprise collaborative est un environnement professionnel au sein duquel le personnel peut s’épanouir, grandir, prendre des initiatives, assumer des responsabilités, déployer sa puissance, prendre des risques, développer son autonomie, expérimenter de nouvelles solutions de performance... tout en augmentant la valeur ajoutée de son organisation.   Sur ce dernier point en effet, la création de véritables espaces collaboratifs permettent de réduire les coûts et le turnover, d’augmenter la qualit&eac
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A good summary (in French) about creating space on the workolace with coaching tools...

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The Hero’s Journey: A Big Problem for Business Storytelling

The Hero’s Journey: A Big Problem for Business Storytelling | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The Hero's Journey for business storytelling can be all wrong. It's too epic. Too long. And it assumes your audience cares. Here's what to do instead.

Via Karen Dietz
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Hero's journey primary and some more...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 10, 12:32 PM

Here in San Diego we are in the midst of Comic-Con and super-heroes abound. I've donned my super-girl costume and am happily immersed in X-men movies. 


And just in the nick of time, my Twitter buddy Os @ICGJ_IDEATION sent me this link to an article written by Maggie Patterson. I jumped up and now with joy, because despite my supergirl powers and love of action heroes, the hero's journey leaves a lot to be desired in business storytelling.


And this is exactly what Patterson is saying, too. I really like her twist on the hero's journey and how you can turn the stages of the journey into separate stories. I also like her take on why the hero's journey is so limiting.


I usually take a different path than Patterson does, though. For me, when we are stuck in the hero's journey, we miss other critical narratives businesses need to tell like community stories, origin stories, this is how it's done stories, etc.


Patterson also has a free guide to download, which I checked out. It's pretty good. My only quibble is that the questions posed in the document will mostly get you opinions and descriptions. You'll still have to dig for the stories.


Don't be anti-hero -- just augment your story list. Read the article for more insights and download the guide. 


OK -- this supergirl is heading back to my X-men marathon and watching all the Comic-Con fans running around downtown! Have fun...


PS -- and thanks Os for sending me the link!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Ten Things the Best Speakers NEVER Say

Ten Things the Best Speakers NEVER Say | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, as a speaker it's really easy to lose the room within the first minutes of your presentation.To make sure you don't lose your audience I asked Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, accomplished...
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Good one...:-))) "...Conclusion: come prepared, be yourself and professional. The audience will love you for being clear, for being serious, and for not wasting their time..."
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Employee Engagement Is At an 8-Year Low [infographic] - Friday Distraction - hr bartender

Employee Engagement Is At an 8-Year Low [infographic] - Friday Distraction - hr bartender | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I’m not sure if the title of today’s post is a major surprise. We’ve been talking about employee engagement for quite some time. In fact, I’m concerned that the conversation has turned to noise. But regardless of what you call the term, engagement remains a key business issue. That’s only a one part of the …

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Kudos's curator insight, June 23, 10:27 AM

This is a persistent issue. People are less engaged for a variety of reasons. I believe it comes down to several areas if you want to change how people think and feel.


Leadership taking ownership — this needs to be a driven from the top. My feeling is it still gets lip service. They companies that do well put their people and treat them like partners, leading from a core sense of purpose, vision and values. Engagement starts here.


Better and more consistent communication — it need to be free flowing in social style environment where everyone can participate — contribute or consume.


Frequent and ongoing recognition — the best way to inspire and connect  with your team as well as coach and mentor is to praise in public. 


Trust and empowerment — last but not least empower your team to part of the culture. They will create a positive community if you let them. They will take ownership and pride it what they do and who they work for if can give them that level of trust.


Continuous measurement of employee sentiment — the annual review and survey is a big part of the problem. That is often the only time an employee gets any feedback or an opportunity to give feedback. Companies need to employee new strategy and tools that allow for a continuous conversation. And management does not need to lead pr even be part of the conversation. The team will contribute and connect daily if you let them and that will be the best barometer of how the company is doing and give you deep insights on how individuals are performing and where and how they are contributing.  


We think the solution will revolve around a social network that empowers everyone to give recognition. If you want to change the engagement trend start to thank different.

David Hain's curator insight, June 23, 11:31 AM

If we know engagement is so important, isn't it perverse that we can't seem to address it?

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Insights on gamification and innovation to inspire engagement

Insights on gamification and innovation to inspire engagement | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Social media platforms along with mobile devices changed how we communicate and do business nowadays. The challenge moving forward is to understand these digital savvy consumers and learn how to engage them on the various platforms. As a business, as a brand, as an enterprise, or any other your job besides building a visible brand is to create a meaningful relationship through some sort of a reward system.

 


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That's something being worth to discover... without thinking that this new gadget will win over everything "old"...:-)))

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Why Personality Tests are Important for your Resume? - WiseStep

Why Personality Tests are Important for your Resume? - WiseStep | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Now you will find many people updating their personality test score in their resumes. Whether it enhances their chances or not, is a big debate that has been doing the rounds for quite a long time. There is no right or wrong types in anybody’s personality, instead the personality test...
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The personality profile is not only good for editing your résumé, it's also a tool for better understanding ourselves, our behaviors (like how the others are seeimg us), better inderstanding our resources & motivations and perceptional/thinking patterns... By this knowledge we can steer our carrier with a better chance to an optimal path... I would just add some additional info to the above excellent summary of the operation and advantages of the MBTI personality test... I would argue that MBTI is the only one though on the market... I might even say, it depends... I personally tried quite a few other ones (e.g. Hogsn, Profile X, PCM (of TA), Innermetrix ADV) and I can say that each has its power and each can boost itself as one of the best personality profile... as I could see the power of these tools on one's self-mastering journey, I have even made my way into being consultant of two of these systems, the Hogan and the Innermetrix ADV... Without saying that any of them the only best, I found - on my map - Innermetrix ADV the most suitable to the thinking pattern of mine, and I'm proud and happy that I am classified now as CIC consultant who is entitled to administer and give feedback of the test. I would especially underline the 3rd modul of the Innermetrix ADV personal profile test, the Attribute Index which is based on Robert S. Hartman's research on the formal axiology (the science of value) showing the perceptional and thinking pattern of the individual and as such, quite unique on the market. The first two moduls arr showing the "how" (special DISC), the "why" (Value Index), and the third the "what"...
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