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Do We Need A Revolution In Management?

Do We Need A Revolution In Management? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

“Do we need a revolution?” ask Clayton Christensen and Derek van Bever in the June 2014 Harvard Business Review (HBR). “The orthodoxies governing finance are so entrenched that we almost need a modern-day Martin Luther to articulate the need for change.”

 

When “the world’s most influential business thinker” calls for a revolution, maybe we should pay attention. The “revolution”, says the article, would have three parts. (1) “New ways to assess investments in innovation… (2) We should no longer husband capital. It is abundant and cheap… and (3) …new tools for managing the resources that are scarce and costly.”


One immediate question: is the needed revolution about acquiring new tools or new management mindsets? New tools applied with existing mindsets risk leading to more of the same. In fact, could applying new mindsets to the existing tools go a long way to the revolution that the HBR article is talking about?

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 1, 2014 11:05 AM

You can read Clayton Christensen's HBR article here: The Capitalist’s Dilemma.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 2, 2014 1:32 PM

Quite often, what passes as reform, including management and leadership, is simply shuffling deck chairs around. We need something that reconstructs management and leadership, rather than heaping the latest fad onto what is not working.

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Who Needs an Office? How to Go 100 Percent Remote.

Who Needs an Office? How to Go 100 Percent Remote. | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Having a team work remotely can save lots of money and allow you to unleash creativity, huge amounts of work and an incredible amount of power.
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Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say

Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Researchers found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time.
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Hmmm... slowly it will be clear that it might even cause sudden death... für alle Fälle, I just put down my IPhone (not true...:-)))

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The Source Of Creativity

The Source Of Creativity | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
We want to be creative but channeling our creative impulses is no small feat. Is creativity something we are born with or can we learn it? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity.

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"..TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity..."

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The Business Case for Empathy or, Why Customer Engagement Begins in their Shoes

The Business Case for Empathy or, Why Customer Engagement Begins in their Shoes | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Customer engagement efforts need to begin with empathy if companies want to drive higher user adoption, increased renewal rates, and customer success.

 

A lot of great things have been written about how to cultivate customer engagement. But I think the why of customer engagement is lacking the same attention, as in, why customer engagement is important—beyond metrics, and even beyond the bottom line.  That’s why I’d like to make the business case for empathy.

 

Empathy can be defined as putting yourself in another person’s shoes. It’s a way of creating relationships by seeing the world through somebody else’s eyes. Empathy in the business world is gaining traction as a way to discuss interoffice relationships and leadership skills. But the conversation hasn’t shifted to the customer-business relationship, perhaps with the exception of customer journey mapping (at least, the customer journey maps that really take into consideration the motivations and barriers customers face). I’d like to argue that, for customer engagement to succeed, it has to begin with empathy.


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It's soooo good that it needs repeating (and it's valid a far wider area than customer relationship management...): “Business is always personal. It’s the most personal thing in the world.” 

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Monica Lewinsky Talk @ TED: The price of shame

In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online publi...

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Respect... She has done it from a very very deep something from where few could come back...

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I just watched this powerful video of Monica Lewinsky's TED talk and I was riveted. As she shares bits and pieces of her story, she weaves together what her story can mean for us individually, and as a culture.


Lewinsky bravely touches on storytelling ethics, our gleeful perpetuation of dark stories that lead to great harm, how to use stories to build empathy, and taking control of your own narrative.


The business of storytelling -- and business storytelling -- has an underside. Lewinsky sheds light in the dark and shows us a way home. Watch this video now -- you'll be glad you did. It will make you a far better and more humane storyteller IMHO.


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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a bad, bad day... - Lisa Bloom

a bad, bad day... - Lisa Bloom | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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What if you have the worst day in your life? Or, not the worst, it's only a "bad bad day"? - a nice story from Lisa Bloom, the amazing story coach...:-)))

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How It Works ... - Solution Focused Brief Coaching 2

A roadmap to solution building conversations '3? Establishing Rapport Welcome client Inquire about pre-session change Acknowledge client's experience & per…
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"...We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them... - Albert Einstein..." - Solution Focused Brief Coaching is therefore transforms the problem-thinking into the solution-thinking... When you are talking about problems (on the "problem.language") you will know more and more about the problem, when you are talking about the solutions (on the "solution-language") you will know more and more about the solutions... and one more from the fondateur Steve de Shazer (he said something like that): the solution is not necessarily depending on the problem... (and very often when you find the solution, the problem disappears...:-)))

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Pourquoi ne veulent-ils pas être agiles ? | Agilaction

Pourquoi ne veulent-ils pas être agiles ? | Agilaction | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Le plus dur dans l’agilité c’est probablement de faire accepter le changement à tous les collaborateurs, les convaincre qu’être agile est une bonne chose pour
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Why do they not want to be agile? Interesting materials for the complaint handling...

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Our Brains as Alien Technology - Neuroanthropology

Our Brains as Alien Technology - Neuroanthropology | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The problem with taking that approach to the brain is that we don’t know [enough]. It’s basically an alien technology. We don’t really know the basic principles. And if you don’t know the basic principles behind something and you try to copy it, it’s basically a cargo cult.
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Results of trying to reveries engineer the brain as we understand it:


"...The problem with taking that approach to the brain is that we don’t know [enough]. It’s basically an alien technology. We don’t really know the basic principles. And if you don’t know the basic principles behind something and you try to copy it, it’s basically a cargo cult..."

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Assigning Mentors is a Start, But It Isn't Enough. Here's Why.

Assigning Mentors is a Start, But It Isn't Enough. Here's Why. | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
International Women's Day is March 8 and it's the perfect time to reflect on mentoring women early in their careers. In 2015, it is still the case that none of us can maximize our professional success without other relationships. It is not enough to be smart and work hard, you will need other people’s relationships in order to make your success. One of the most important relationships that you can have is a mentor relationship.A mentor is the person that you can tell “the good, the bad, and the
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"A mentor is the person that you can tell “the good, the bad, and the ugly” to as it relates to your career. This is the person that you can share your fears, concerns, mistakes, triumphs and career strategies with. In order for someone to be a great mentor to you, they must know you very well and you must trust them. A mentor’s job is to give you tailored advice, tailored specifically to you and your career aspirations, and it must be advice that you can successfully execute based on your skills, experiences and unique strengths and weaknesses. Don’t choose someone to be a mentor because you perceive that they are successful and can be helpful to you..."

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6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them

6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his or her club, with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal and the best tool for the job.

 


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Let's Bring The Polymath — and the Dabblers — Back | WIRED

Let's Bring The Polymath — and the Dabblers — Back | WIRED | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Some of the most exciting advancements in computing right now come from the field of deep learning, and companies such as Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are all involved because frankly, this kind of interdisciplinary approach isn’t happening in academia. Where are all the generalists, anyway? The startup world is beating academics at their own game.
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"...Invention fights specialisation at every turn..."

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A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts

A Mindful Minute: How to Observe a Train of Anxious Thoughts | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Kids have anxious thoughts all the time… “I’m going to fail math and never get into college.” “I’m totally screwing up this speech right now, and everyone knows it.” “What if I don’t get asked to the dance? I’ll be humiliated for...
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"...As metacognitive beings, we have the capacity to disentangle ourselves from our own thinking with the use of mindfulness meditation. According to a pioneer in the field, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is a mental practice of remaining present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way. At the heart of this practice is the idea that you are not your thoughts..." - Excellent definition... and not only for children...:-)))

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"Mindfulness is a mental practice of remaining present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way."

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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The notion of “play” evokes an element of fantasy and potential — the “possible self,” as Stanford psychologist Hazel Markus calls the cacophony of images we all have in our heads for who we might become. I imagine John saying, “I have no idea what to do, but let’s just try something and see where this leads me.” If it doesn’t work, he’s free to pivot to something completely different because he isn’t invested in his initial approach.
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 "...The notion of “play” evokes an element of fantasy and potential — the “possible self,” as Stanford psychologist Hazel Markus calls the cacophony of images we all have in our heads for who we might become. I imagine John saying, “I have no idea what to do, but let’s just try something and see where this leads me.” If it doesn’t work, he’s free to pivot to something completely different because he isn’t invested in his initial approach..."

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Leadership By Virtue: Labeled leadership

Leadership By Virtue: Labeled leadership | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
What bothers me most is why one should decide and name one style, build a whole theory on that specific style if a leader is to use more than just one style?
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"..For me being a ‘leader’ is personality issue: the individual’s qualities and actions. Style, or rather behavior, is important but not unique and ever defined by only one ‘style’..." - For me too...

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Deux études sur les impacts positifs du télétravail en terme de productivité et de sommeils

Deux études sur les impacts positifs du télétravail en terme de productivité et de sommeils | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Le site zevillage.net spécialisé sur le télétravail, le coworking et les tiers-lieux relaie les résultats de deux études (Chine/USA et USA) montrant des impacts


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Eh ben, you work better and you sleep better if you work from home...:-)))

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Living Comfortably with Hypocrisy and Negative Evidence

Living Comfortably with Hypocrisy and Negative Evidence | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

The Google Define:Hypocrisy command returns the following definition: “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense”. Hypocrisy can be conscious or unconscious. People can be aware that their beliefs are contradicted by their daily behavior or not. In this latter case, hypocrisy is often obvious to observers.

Have you ever wondered how people can live comfortably with hypocrisy? For example, have you ever wondered how good people who believe strongly in the American creed and constitution that holds that all men are created equal with inalienable rights can engage in extreme racism, as was once openly practiced by well-respected southern white gentlemen and is practiced to a lesser extent by many people today? Or, have you ever wondered how good German citizens could support Hitler’s persecution of the Jews?

 


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Wow... that's an interesting one...

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How to Think Before Speaking

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How to Think Before Speaking. "Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Proverbs 17:28 American King James Bible One of the most obvious and significant...
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Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Proverbs17:28 American King James Bible

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What Research Says... Solution Focused Brief Coaching 1

First Glance @ Some Research Stuff. .. . ‘*. -‘ F5ii*i*: il'~, »' Pl l*il*i<iit‘:1,' lf. lT*l7ll. :li Since then, SF . ap roach has been ‘ wi …
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"...Solution Focused Brief Coaching takes a clientcentered approach, building respectful, trusting and emphatic relationship as well as maximising client strengths and resources: a recipe  for successful therapeutic conversations..."

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Why You Need a Business Coach

Why You Need a Business Coach | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
An outsider's perspective can be more valuable than you suspect.
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Those who have/had one, know why...:-)))

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Culture like Relativity - Neuroanthropology

Culture like Relativity - Neuroanthropology | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
One of the prominent ways to think about culture is as a system of symbols or beliefs. For example, Clifford Geertz wrote in 1973: Believing, with Max Webe
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"...But I also think of culture as something closer to gravity in the way Einstein meant. It’s a curvature of human lives and history due to the mass of ourselves, because the ways we interpret – our language and meaning, those webs of significance – warp us.

 

It is not a system layered on top, something separate from ourselves. The regularities we observe are not because “culture attracts” but because culture shapes us, warps the very curvature of our lives. The search for universals, of the regularities of how we vary, has faltered largely because they have taken a Newtonian approach to culture, of some laws that are prior to ourselves. But that is not the only way to view things..."

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Dealing with Your Childish Boss

Dealing with Your Childish Boss | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Managing up to a supervisor who behaves like a toddler? Neuroscience can help.
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Become more influential by asking strategic questions

Become more influential by asking strategic questions | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

hen working with HR business partners we are often asked how they can become more strategic in the business.

Our rather simple answer is to ask more questions.

But not any old questions – strategic questions. We define these questions as ‘those which move the client to new insights or a new perspective.’ They direct their mind to a different place, a new way of looking at an issue, a place where they see possibilities or generate new ideas.


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"...Imagine you are playing tennis.  You are having a really good game and when you take a break your opponent casually says ‘you are having a great game, how are you doing it?’ Immediately your mind starts to dissect your game.

Once you begin to do this, chances are you also start to drop the odd serve and miss a shot you should have got. The act of directing you to what you are doing can destroy your concentration or at least have you focused on the wrong thing – how you are being successful rather than the ball. This ability to focus the mind is the power of questions...."

 

I'm just thinking... whether this tennis example is the best one to illustrate how to use powerful questions with a useful effect but the story was good to share...:-))) (for the next time when your tennis or golf opponents are a little bit too good...:-)))

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6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders

6 Leadership Theories to define Effectiveness of Leaders | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

In this blog piece, Bhudeb Chakrabarti highlights six different theories of leadership that been developed over the years to explain how people lead others. 

 

He highlights:

Trait theoriesBehvaioural theoriesContigency theories such as those proposed by Fred Fiedler and Hersley-BlanchardCharismatic LeadershipTransactional TheoryTransformational Leadership

 

He describes leading as the art of influencing and motivating people to perform in a manner to achieve a common goal. The sum total of a leader’s roles, tasks and responsibilities and interpersonal influences constitutes leadership in his opinion.


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Excellent short-list of the most important leadership theories...

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Jean Marc Santi's curator insight, March 9, 3:36 AM

Ou en êtes vous? quel type de leader sommeille en vous?

Jean Marc Santi's curator insight, March 10, 2:34 AM

Leader = personne ayant un rêve dans lequel d'autres se retrouvent.... 

Owen Roper's curator insight, March 19, 9:19 AM

This is great information for Leaders to get continued knowledge, you can always learn something new.