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Generational Progress (from Gen Depression era to Gen Z)

Generational Progress (from Gen Depression era to Gen Z) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Generational Progress - 03/25/2013
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Interesting and very comprehensive summary of the generations... which are plenty in every here and there as topics... it just reminds me an anecdote-type of quote from Kurt Vonnegut:

 

"Now you young twerps want a new name for your generation? Probably not, you just want jobs, right? Well, the media do us all such tremendous favors when they call you Generation X, right? Two clicks from the very end of the alphabet. I hereby declare you Generation A, as much at the beginning of a series of astonishing triumphs and failures as Adam and Eve were so long ago."

 

(in Syracuse University commencement address, May 8, 1994 - quoted by Douglas Coupland: "Generation A"...)

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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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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
“Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines,” the author Jeanette Winterson has written. “What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.”

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Yesssss...:-)))

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on bilbliotherapy!

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7 Signs You Need to Start Looking for Another Job After Your Employer Is Acquired

7 Signs You Need to Start Looking for Another Job After Your Employer Is Acquired | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The company that hired you is invested in your success. The company that buys that company sees you as an expense.
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In the mergers and acquisitions, in the rush to realise the estimated savings, a lot of things could happen which might do your position in the organization unbearable… besides, some of the mentioned reasons are more general than that.

 

Possible/plausible reasons:

 

People you respect are firedPeople are no longer valuedGrowing incompetenceYou boss doesn’t understand the businessPrevious advancement opportunities are blockedRetention and development programs are cutMore works, less reward
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What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?

What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
(on the basis of a LinkedIn forum question…) This forum question is “alive” from January 2014… I have cherry-picked some comments… The original question went like this (from James Stokes founding member at CoachingCloud™ - Coaching Cloud in a LinkedIn group): “I was in a…
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"...I think the two following ICF core competencies which mention "broader perspectives" and "Advocates ... points of view" are often overlooked by the "coachee has all the answers" school of thought. For example if a client isn't aware of mindfulness it is a concept they could never work out for themselves. 

ICF 8.5

Communicates broader perspectives to clients and inspires commitment to shift their viewpoints and find new possibilities for action. 

ICF 9.7

Advocates or brings forward points of view that are aligned with client goals and, without attachment, engages the client to consider them. 

I will happily provide information for clients but I will never tell them what to do ("without attachment"). What the client does with the information is for them to decide..." 

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Top 10 des facteurs influençants le bonheur au travail. - Prez

Top 10 des facteurs influençants le bonheur au travail. - Prez | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Peut-être, peut-être, il y a un sizième qui est lié à la relation aux autres, notamment le "travailler dans un environnement d'équité"...

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How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
There is one caveat with the Seinfeld Strategy. You need to pick a task that is meaningful enough to make a difference, but simple enough that you can get it done.
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"There is one caveat with the Seinfeld Strategy. You need to pick a task that is meaningful enough to make a difference, but simple enough that you can get it done..."...:-)))

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Holacracy: Why Employees Like Hierarchy?

Holacracy: Why Employees Like Hierarchy? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
You would think that holacracy (flat orgs.) would be all employees' dream. Not so. Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ reveals why emps. like hierarchy.
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Do they really? Might be that on the surface not but... holacracy might be dangerous for some... it means among other things: (real) freedom... you must decide a lot... instead of the bosses would do that... and you could shift the responsibility on them (it's not the "real" freedom...) and in case you could blame them...

 

Also, there rate real - rarely mentioned - advantages of the hierarchy (when speaking about it, we often  think about the wrong hierarchies):

1. security

2. clarity (if well-run)

3. quick decisions

4. motivation and conflict resolution by management

5. there are possible career paths

6. less courageous (but e.g. experienced) employees are helped by the framework

 

 

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Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
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Brave statement... worth to read it... to (partially, as a whole) agree or to disagree and to argument against, it worth to judge... too many helping profession would be baffled to hear this but anyhow it says one or two things to think about...:-)))

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Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Reason Behind Is Mind-Boggling

Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Reason Behind Is Mind-Boggling | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Riding a bicycle is a life skill we learn as kids that sticks with us for a lifetime. Once you learn it, you never forget it. But...
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Bycicling is in your comfort-zone? Look at this...:-))) Brain plasticity? Might be... knowledge is not equal to understanding? May be... I'd rather search for metaphorically in being or not being in our comfort-zone... you change one element and you're out! And how difficult to get it back! Maybe more difficult than to learn something new... interesting...

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Restarting a Stalled Career

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We all hit a professional plateau at some point, writes Joann S. Lublin. Some tips for getting a career back on track.
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“Executives hope their stalled progress will heal itself, but they often end up retired in place...”


“You have to continue to grow in your career... Otherwise, you’re going backward...”

 

"Executive coaches typically encourage stalled stars to undergo rigorous self-assessments, including aptitude tests." (Why not give a try to an Innermetrix ADV profile?)

 




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“You have to continue to grow in your career,” Mr. Wager explains. “Otherwise, you’re going backward.”

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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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Right after announcing he was taking a pay cut to raise employees' salaries, business is booming.

Right after announcing he was taking a pay cut to raise employees' salaries, business is booming. | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Here's a story to show your boss. When it comes to taking care of his employees, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is going above and beyond (and business has never been better).

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Like le petit prince de Saint-Exupéry... like a fairy tale... I'm just curious how it will continue... hope all well to him and the company, we need badly such type of sustainably maintained success stories... I want not to be the elephant in the china shops though...

 

in the famous Hawthorne study you do anything, literally anything to the employees/the work-environment and the effect of the changes are monitored, studied, it (especially the attention under the monitoring phase) steers the water, and for a while the productivity grows, then, newly you should make practically anything to them, like minor work condition changes, make it monitored and the productivity goes up for a certain time...

 

Also well-known that the effect of a salary increase is a quickly auto-decelerating process, while that of a salary-decrease a long-lasting hurt (unless you do it to yourself for a noble reason like this CEO did it... than the noble reason could be a long-lasting positive motivation for you...) 

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Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone

Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Successful leaders know that they must get out of their comfort zone to succeed. These leaders have spent a lot of time outside their comfort zone.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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What to say... I am convinced (especially by the - multilaterally usable -  arousal diagram), leader must dare... true, sometimes he/she must take care of the present, the systems, the people etc. who do just now their work but his/her head should be rather in the risk-cloud and most of the time he/she must be outside of his/her comfort zone...

 

I am just curious if he/she most of the time is outside the comfort zone, could not be that he/she after a certain time will feel his-/herself comfortably there?! And then what? To apply the principle and leave it? To where? Hmmmm...

 

What if we would say that a certain harmony is the most important between caring for the present and caring for the risks of the future and would leave this BS about the leaving of the comfort zone? Something from this, something from that... and the ratio would be different... even for the same organisation in the different development phases... I do not know... I am just thinking "loudly"...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, June 23, 11:35 AM

Useful picture of why our comfort zones hold us back.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, June 25, 6:10 AM

I like this, a comfort zone and a learning zone

James D Johnson's curator insight, July 4, 1:05 PM

In a past life, I had the good fortune to teach people how to ski. People rarely learned anything valuable when they were on terrain that was either too flat or too steep. Real learning took place when the skiers weren't sure of the outcome though its expectation was probably positive. Real progress never happened unless the skiers were willing to take appropriate risks. This holds for leaders as well.

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'How to build a successful mentoring program...'

'How to build a successful mentoring program...' | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
An interesting paper for the nonprofit sector, mainly for youth mentoring though it is so comprehensive that the organisers of every type of mentoring schemes could profit from it. As I have just peeped in it, it is a thorough, detailed analysis of any type of mentoring schemes, starting with the…
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Might be useful...

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Can Cross-Training Wipe Out Corporate Silos?

Can Cross-Training Wipe Out Corporate Silos? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
If your corporate landscape is dotted with silos, your culture may be encouraging closed-minded thinking and passive-aggressive behavior.
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That's an important one, if you work in or with a big organisation... good analysis of the silos...

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7 mistakes to avoid when presenting to senior management

7 mistakes to avoid when presenting to senior management | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I still remember the very first time I was invited to make a presentation to my senior management team. I couldn’t sleep for days; my mind was filled with dread, and every nerve, cell and fibre of my entire being felt like they were preparing for a major meltdown. I was only in my early twenties,
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The main items:

 

More is too much....

 

Don’t make them read (you know, the PPTs...), rather start a conversation

 

You’re not a comedian (don’t leave the punchline for the end, give it to them up front)

 

Energy and enthusiasm are infectious (you have to command your audience’s attention and get them to feel your passion and belief in what you are saying)

 

Playing it safe is boring (you’ve got to take some risks to stand out and make your message stick – surprize them, use provocative slides, challenge the status quo...)

 

Human beings need to connect (challenge their thinking, use descriptive language/metaphors/analogies, use your voice and moves effectively)

 

Some truth about you (you should not be invincoble there, a little personal disclosure would just help about how you feel and that you are not being afraid to be vulnerable)
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How Promotable Are You?

How Promotable Are You? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
 Personal growth within an existing company really comes from doing two things all the time.The first is over-delivering on results within the values criteria that your boss sets for the team. If you can consistently deliver on performance and you have the behaviors to go with it, your boss will know that you can always be counted on — you will hit the numbers. But you can’t stop there. The other quality that makes you promotable is constantly working to make your boss smarter. So when your boss
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It's for organisation women and man... 2 classic & wheather-proof good advices from the legendary Jack Welch... over-deliver (time & value), by that please your boss (it's kind of not cool but try it works...) and help your boss' development... these might/will help you to be more promotable like perhaps now... It's nothing to do, by the way, with any type of bootlicking or adulation, it's around common values (if not, if you plays on his weakness, then, it is bootlicking...), that's the point...

 

What? Your boss is an a@@hole? Then, you are not on YOUR right place... that's another issue...

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How To Conduct Perfect Performance Reviews

How To Conduct Perfect Performance Reviews | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
My show employs a lot of people, and as a host and a CEO, it falls upon me to occasionally conduct staff performance reviews. It’s a standard thing in a business and I want to be taken seriously as a businessman (next step: buy a briefcase). I decided to see what kind of people I have on my staff, and like every aspect of my life, I took a camera crew with me to record the results. 
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Well. it's not necessarily the most perfect performance review but is at least full of bad examples... sometimes it's really too much but that's what we know Conan is... Viel Spass..:-))) 

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Weekly Nudge - Three powerful words a leader can and should say...

Weekly Nudge - Three powerful words a leader can and should say... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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