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Get The Job You REALLY Want

Get The Job You REALLY Want | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Throughout my career I have made sure that I assess my own performance at regular intervals and I will also use the opportunity to ask myself whether I am reaching the personal targets I routinely
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Sometimes I think: "It's easy to say... it would be much easier if the employment market wouldn't be supply-side strong"... but anyhow when in doubt, when at the crossroads, it's important to go through this check list...:-)))

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The Three Words that can Ruin YOUR Career

The Three Words that can Ruin YOUR Career | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Around this time three years ago, I was in the worst time of my life. I honestly didn't think it could get any lower than this.My home had been foreclosed, and I had no other choice but to move back
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"I made it!" - agree...

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Reasons to stop measuring

Reasons to stop measuring | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Before implementing any change programs, it is very important for a systemic business coach to see the  structures and mental models which are  ruling the organization .It’s those mental models which create the system structure and as such patterns and behaviors.


Via Philippe Vallat
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A good one... The popes of the SMART-overdone are doomed here...

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From Control to Trust – Unleash the Rebels!

From Control to Trust – Unleash the Rebels! | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

“Whatever you do, do not hire that man!” I had just finished interviewing a candidate for a job and called his former manager for a reference.


Via David Hain
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Well, the bull might get off you from his back but it might worth trying... the key is not to confound the rebel with the complainer... and to make enough space to the rebel...

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Edouard Siekierski's curator insight, July 20, 2:12 PM

"it is easier to calm down 10 wild horses than to make one dead horse run" :-)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 5:21 PM

My experience in School over the last few years was there seemed to be an overwhelming desire to have a party line that everyone adhered to. This included areas such as using digital technologies, the use of 7 Habits, stripped down professional learning communities, etc. Anyone who spoke up was branded a complainer and boat rocker.

ORConsulting's curator insight, July 21, 2:49 AM

'the longest journey any leader can take, is from controlling to trusting'. A great little article, discussing leaders trusting their employees, and also looking at the role of hiring 'rebels', who challenge the status quo, and can play an important role in change in modern organisations. A 3 min read.

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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Good leaders have always stepped out of their comfort zones, but converging global megatrends are putting more pressure on those at the top to navigate a faster, more complex, more integrated, and more transparent business world.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Yeah... Leadership 2030...:-))) if one  found out Leadership 2014, there would be a great sigh...:-)))

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 21, 3:47 AM

Transparency and complexity make the boss's chair increasingly painful to sit in.


Read also this article from The Economic Times in India:


More than half of Chief Executive Officers would have a senior 'digital' leader role among them by the end of 2015, Gartner's 2014 CEO and Senior Executive Survey report said.


Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 22, 3:24 AM

All leaders will see life become more chaotic and overwhelming, and their struggles and management will be more visible than ever. Egocentric leaders will have a difficult time evolving, if they even can, and will be unable to thrive in such discomfort. Organizations need to develop leaders who are motivated by altrocentric leadership. They will be better prepared to succeed in 2030 and beyond.

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The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0
“And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic, accounting, customer relation management, lead generation…”
The digital mutation is also profoundly disrupting how knowledge is acquired, organized and shared. Knowledge is an intangible, yet strategic asset of any enterprise. With businesses becoming more virtual and dematerialized, its value is patently and rapidly growing. Continue reading →
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OK, nothing very new but anyhow, it's well dramatised....:-)))

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Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company

Change leader, change thyself | McKinsey & Company | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Good points...

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Interventions for prolonged grief - Alasdair Macdonald (EBTA - European Brief Therapy Association)

Interventions for prolonged grief - Alasdair Macdonald (EBTA - European Brief Therapy Association) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Ideas, suggestions for many different contexts...

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The No. 1 Time Management Mistake Capable People Make

The No. 1 Time Management Mistake Capable People Make | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A friend of mine is an executive for an organization with global reach. He is intelligent and driven, but constantly distracted. At any given time he will have Twitter, Gmail, Facebook and multiple

Via brigittagemes
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Bingo... related to time management, I'm actually " a dead parrot" (http://youtu.be/4vuW6tQ0218 ;).... but now I will speed up my transformation...:-)))

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12 Tasks That Great Employees Always Finish Before Noon

12 Tasks That Great Employees Always Finish Before Noon | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
No more lingering to-do lists.
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How many of these are characteristic for you? And how many you would like to do? Good...

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Scientists find how the brain stores our feelings

Scientists find how the brain stores our feelings | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Cornell researchers say brains use a standard code whether we smell, taste or touch something.
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Well, if true, I think it's capital... basically it says that researches seem to prove that the emotions - independently of the sensory channel or type - are all coded in the brain in a standard signal, positive or  negative and from the weak to the strong... there is no special center for the visual or auditive or tasting senses and every type of emotions are "translated" to one code... very interesting... of course, it might be very individualsistic, e. g. the absolute mesure, etc. It opens up the door to the thing,  that pleasures e.g. can not be taken as being in  a hierarchy and it's a  hint to find the more healthy and good intentioned triggers to generate good feelings... we are not any more trapped by the artificially boosted  pleasure triggers which are aggressively  flooding us from any directions... I hope it's true...

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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
We’ve published a lot about it.
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Well, some good points about how to give feedback... syncronicity...:-)))

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The Go-Nowhere Generation

The Go-Nowhere Generation | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Americans have historically been on the move, but young people these days seem to prefer staying put.
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How to cope with the Y generation, the net is full with that... I came across with an interesting  article from 2012 about this generation from an angle I have not met before... This generation in America is firstly less "mover and shaker" (which arguably was the main driver of American prosperity...),  it's mobility is lower than earlier American generations, even they are less likely to get a driving licence by 18  (more Facebook/net, less time "on the road"), they are more sticked to the home, to the home-town... perhaps they were matured a much smoother ambiance, their parents have tried to give everything to them (sometimes over their capacity)...  of course, they are very creative, very free of lots of nightmares of their parents... and also, it might be that this article (and me...) overemphasize things... OK, we'll see soon...:-)))

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That’s So Random: Why We Persist in Seeing Streaks

That’s So Random: Why We Persist in Seeing Streaks | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
And it’s not just humans. Monkeys, too, seem to believe in the “hot hand” beloved of gamblers and basketball players, scientists say.
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An interesting bias: we are awaiting for a series of the same even if the outcomes are random... perhaps we had had to be successful in finding the food with this pattern and we cannot change this thinking pattern, we will always have this bias... gamblers have it more strongly...

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Business Storytelling: 5 Mistakes Most Folks Make

The purpose of this presentation is to list 5 typical mistakes people make when sharing stories in business settings.

Via Karen Dietz
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Well, I like to hear that not all story-telling by everybody, everywhere, anytime is successful... it is an art, a finesse, a timing, etc... good five examples how not to do it...

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Vincent Martinet's curator insight, July 24, 7:35 AM

Pour ceux qui ont manqué cet excellent Slideshare sur le Storytelling :

 

http://fr.slideshare.net/kkapp/gamification-creating-engaged-learners-lten-keynote-slides?ref=http://karlkapp.com/keynote-slides-from-my-lten-address-on-gamification/

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:30 AM

If you don't think you use storytelling just stop and think for a moment, other than questions and commands our lives our made up of a microcosm of stories. Selling is storytelling. Sharing experiences in our lives is storytelling. The list goes on..

No Boxes's curator insight, July 24, 1:31 PM

How to tell your #business story.

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Why Can't We Solve The Problem Of Short-Termism?

Why Can't We Solve The Problem Of Short-Termism? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

The reason we can’t solve the problem of short-termism is that it’s just a symptom. The real disease is maximizing shareholder value.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Somehow it's even ridiculous... First everybody is for to kill short-termism... great... then, basically the same bunch of people are finding out that short-termism is like the phoenix bird it cannot be killed... great... then, basically the same bunch of people are finding out that the basic problem is not short-termism any more... great... I find this ridiculous, don't you?

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 22, 1:32 PM

Another monumental blog post by Steve Denning about the dumbest idea in the world: maximizing shareholder value. 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, July 23, 12:14 PM
It's a transparent learning process taking place online, Miklos. ;-)
Miklos Szilagyi's comment, July 23, 3:11 PM
:-))) it's such a mallable subject, main thing is that they always find fuels for the next turn...:-)))
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Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Companies that successfully market and sell innovation are able to shift how people think not only about their product, but about themselves, the market, and the world.


Shifts in thinking don’t happen overnight, any more than going to a weekend yoga workshop makes you flexible. Think of it like learning a second language or building a new habit – in this case a mental habit. People need to see how the new way of thinking plays out in different contexts and situations.




Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"The problem is that data, information, and value propositions are not enough to sell innovative products. We all know the saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But when it comes to innovation, the truth is often “I’ll see it when I believe it.” To sell your idea to executives, buyers, and users, you have to change not only what they think, but how they think. Without the right mental model, they won’t see the problem, understand the benefits, or make the change."

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10 Truths We Tend to Forget Too Soon

10 Truths We Tend to Forget Too Soon | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

Via Christian Wasinger - theNLPexpert
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Like e.g. the 8th: "

"It’s not other people’s job to love you; it’s yours."...:-)))
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Christian Wasinger - theNLPexpert's curator insight, July 21, 11:15 AM

I found a lot of wisdom in these 10 truths. It is always good to be reminded.


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Solving Problems With Narrative Intelligence

Solving Problems With Narrative Intelligence | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.

Via Karen Dietz
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Well, though I cannot always follow all the fine-splits of the very similar approaches but all these in this attached article sounds to me very much like so called solution-focused approach (which has a root to the early '80s into Milwaukee in SFTC of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg)... and it wouldn't bother me if somebody says that OK, however these tiny-tiny details are different... SF has the same basic idea (like on the picture) that if we are speaking about the problems (on a "problem- language") we will know lots about the problem and if we are starting to speak about the solution instead (on a "solution-language") we will know lots about the solutions... there are such ideas still that "knowing the root/cause of the problem will not necessarily lead to the solutions" or if the solution - why not through story-telling approaches - is approached/achieved, the problem(s) might simply disappear (I would emphasise here that SF people are not problem-phobic at all, only they see more good to turn more - whenever it is possible - towards the goals and solutions than towards (backwards...) to the problems...

 

One more thing and Karen will like it (I suppose)... creating (I weight my word "creating", it was so used by Chris Iveson in a latest Budapest workshop, who is a very eminent player on the SF field, author, practitioner (therapy + coaching) for 25 years) the future might give us (if properly done and I'm telling you, it's not that simple, you can have an idea from their books about this what he has written with his two London based colleagues) an "experience" about the future. If somebody would ask: What?! Experience? About the future? We could only have experiences about the past, couldn't we?! I would ask (as Chris did it) whether your "sure" past experiences are something constant in the time? Did not happen to you sometimes that past experiences are changing even signs?! (from bad to good and vice versa...) If you already had this experience you could deduce from it that we also creating our past as well... we are story teller backwards as well... well, what do you think?

 

I like the question at the beginning... it is an excellent SF question, I like it very much and I would use it (with the hopeful permission of the author...): “What would ‘happily ever after' look like to you if we made this happen?”

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 18, 10:32 AM

Here's a handy article and tool that any organization can use. It's all about how to use narrative elements and design thinking to solve problems.


While the post is written on how nonprofits can address social problems, the insights and tools shared here apply to us all.


The tool is free to download, which is great! The article shares the story about why and how it was created, along with results people have experienced. Way cool.


Enjoy the article and use the tool.


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

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30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath)

30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
By: Christel Broederlow What is an empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and…
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Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
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On this - here rainy, rather gloomy - Friday afternoon, I just call for you,  Dear book-lover fellow curators, coaches... isn't it good to read this? And, of course, it's very true, scientifically...:-))) And, also, one plus argument... (although if you should already argue, well... good luck...:-)))

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Sweet Dreams: Windows Phone Apps for Better Sleep - Conversations

Sweet Dreams: Windows Phone Apps for Better Sleep - Conversations | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why not ;et your Lumia device help you sleep better? Here are Windows apps that can lull you to Dreamland, track your zzzz’s, and even wake you gently.

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I'm just always thinking that Federer is sleeping a good 12-hours sleep... and he is still not bad at almost 33... hmmm... yeah, but there are also genes, environmental things, being rich & successful Swiss guy... OK, but anyhow, this sleeping thing I should think it over...  not you?

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Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture?

Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Is self-confidence something that you're born with or is it taught and developed? It's the classic nature vs. nurture question. While current wisdom has been for some time that it's mostly nurture,
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I pretty much disagree with this article... But it's very interesting to speak about it for there are some "normal" common sense error in it and it's good to check these... first of all, self-esteem and self-confidence are not the same... self-esteem is an inherent thing what in the early childhood the parents can cherish and can destroy... i.e. they are not implanting it ("nurture") but they have an influence on it... very strong influence... self-esteem in it's best form does not depend on others' opinion... and that is the main difference to self-confidence for this latter is related e.g. to an activity what either you can do excellently or not.... (I used to say, it would be normal if I set to play tennis with Roger Federer (if I would be able to convince him for such an adventure...), my self-confidence level would not be very high... very normal... but my self-esteem as a human being just like him would  not be hurt by a stitch even in this occasion...

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How to speak so that people want to listen

How to speak so that people want to listen | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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It does happen that we are not listened to… is that  happening to you? Sometimes? Now, that’s the first point, “why” it is, in this short video. It’s about the communication, more exactly about speaking and how and about why it’s bad when it’s bad and how could it be better…

 

Well, if we are not listened to, then, perhaps it’s because what we are doing is:

 

Gossiping (will we not gossip on everybody, only doing it behind their back?)Judging (will we not judge everybody, only saying it behind their back?)We are simply negative towards things (everything?)Complaining (on everything…)We are just enumerating excusesWe are simply lying (is it happening sometimes, isn’t it?)What we are saying is simple dogmatism, we are just trying to push our ideas, that’s it…

 

It’s easy to imagine why our speech is mainly simple noised to them, bad acoustic…

 

Instead of that what if we would consciously communicate what can find on the receiving end open ears? What if the right, conscious, real understanding would become the norm?

 

The effective, conscious communication has several aspects (of course, it is and even the short video is a short summary of the things).

 

The first aspect is the HAIL acronym, meaning here not the ice cubes from the sky but the greeting or acclaiming enthusiastically and the 4 components are as follows:

 

Honesty - being clear and straightAuthenticity - being yourselfIntegrity - being your word, walk as you talkLove – in the sense of wishing them well

 

The second aspect is how to say it, technically, with your voice:

 

RegisterTimbreProsody (not monotonous, dynamic)Pace (tempo, silence...)PitchVolume

And as a last aspect he has mentioned his ritual before such occasion how he is normally warming up himself, his lips, his tongue (watch the end of the video).

 

 

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One Out of Every Two Managers Is Terrible at Accountability

One Out of Every Two Managers Is Terrible at Accountability | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Someone needs to be the sheriff, even if it's a thankless job.
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Well, the balance... the balance is missing... it's so easy to blame the human relations approaches for the weak leadership... the point is that the apt leader knows exactly when to be approachable, listening and when he has to decide and has to give feedback (even he knows well how to give the feedback that it does help and not only hurts...)... it's rarely the approaches, it is mostly the applications which fail... sorry... of course, it's alarmng if half of the leaders answer to the question that he/she is not good in giving feedback... it is not so easy but there are several proven ways how to do it (e.g. the Gordon system but there are also others...)

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The Best Way to Reduce Employee Turnover

Building a great culture, paying competitive salaries, and having a great mission will bring in top talent, but how do you keep them for years? It starts with honesty.

Via Kevin Watson
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Very practical, though it is not soooo easy to implement... as a starter it needs an above-average trusting ambiance... it should come from the leadership and should also be transparently and always fairly handled to make the scheme a real organization-wide boost...

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David Hain's curator insight, July 1, 2:23 AM

The fish rots from the head!  That puts a lot of the emphasis for building a sustainable culture on leaders. We need more Jeffersons!