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How to Coach (Lead, motivate) Millennials

How to Coach (Lead, motivate) Millennials | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Millennials have much to contribute to the expansion and growth of your business. Do you know how to leverage their potential and coach them effectively?
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...és persze, egyhamar elkezdhetünk foglalkozni azzal is, hogy hogyan tudjuk támogatni a 2000 után születetteket, a „legöregebbek” közülük már 16 évesek lesznek idén... Tény ugyanakkor, hogy az ún. Y-generation cohors igen nagy létszámú (ez következik a klasszikus népességi szám hullámzásból, ők nagyrészt a II. világháború után született („Nagy...”) nemzedék utódai...)

 

A mellékelt cikk címe annyiban félrevezető, hogy kifejezetten ezen korosztály coacholását említi a cikkben, de a tartalomnak jobban megfelel az általam javasolt cím...

 

Csak Schlagwort-okban:

 

1. Biztosíts nekik struktúrát és segítsd őket a fókuszálásban – ebben nem olyan jók, mert előnyben részesítik a spontaneitást és a rugalmasságot. Mivel ez utóbbiak is egyre fontosabbak, fontos, hogy segíts nekik megtalálni egy rájuk, és a szakmához, a választott tevékenységhez  hasznos egyensúlyt a tervezettség/struktúra és a spontaneitás/rugalmasság végletei között.

 

2. Teremts lehetőségeket a fejlődésre – általában magabiztosak és „meg tudom csinálni” mentalitással érkeznek, ezért kevésbé vevők az autokratikus vezetésre, sokkal inkább motiválhatók mentor-/coach-típusú vezetési stílussal. Hagyni kell a lehetőségek keretei között, hogy megmutathassák erejüket, kreativitásukat, kiválóságukat.

 

3. Támogasd őket, hogy gyors sikereket érhessenek el az elején -  ez fent tudja tartani, vagy növelni is tudja a kezdeti lelkesedésüket.

 

4. A környezetet, amiben dolgoznak, tedd a lehetőségek szerint tanulásra alkalmasnak – lapos szervezetben, őszinte visszajelzésekkel ellátva, egy autentikus vezetővel való transzparens kapcsolatban érzik legjobban magukat és tudnak a leghatékonyabban működni, dolgozni.

 

5. Támogasd őket, hogy gazdagíthassák az életrajzukat – ne számíts arra, hogy elszerződtek egy életre, de ha megtaláljátok a kölcsönös előnyöket, amelyek között az egyik az, hogy érezze azt, hogy nő az értéke a munkaerő piacon, akkor eg harmónikus, és viszonylag tartós és mindkét fél számára gyümölcsöző munkakapcsolat alakulhat ki (és ő is tovább fogja majd a céget ajánlani...)

 

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The release-endurance matrix...

The release-endurance matrix... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
We read/hear many times that endurance is the king, e.g. acc. to one slogan among the millions: „Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
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"...It will be clear for everybody that there are times when it is the letting go/release will be useful while in other cases you should endure, i.e. there is a positive and negative release and a positive and negative endurance (positive meaning here „useful” and negative meaning „not useful”, of course, for the decider...)... And you have in this way the raw material of the matrix of the title picture..." 

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Does some anxiety stem from greater intelligence?

Does some anxiety stem from greater intelligence? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Having a brain that overthinks everything can be a blessing and a curse.
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Well, who knows... I bet you, there is something in it...

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Viewpoint: Behavioural economics: a model of thinking | Market Research Society

Viewpoint: Behavioural economics: a model of thinking | Market Research Society | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

As behavioural economics has become more embedded in the world of research, so too have the questions that are asked of it. It no longer remains in the domain of behaviour change projects in the public sector and financial services, and there is certainly little of the discussion around its relevance to us as market research practitioners that was around even 18 months ago.

There’s lots of talk of BE as a methodology or spawning new methodologies - auto-ethnography, contextual research, System One ad testing, the blink test, and so on. But I’d propose that it’s about a holistic approach, a way of thinking that transcends every project and every aspect of a project regardless of sector or even of brief. BE has come of age, it needs to be thought of as a model of thinking rather than a series of methods and tools.

Daniel Kahneman said of BE, that ‘humans are to thinking as cats are to swimming’. In other words, we can do it if we really have to … but mostly we don’t. It is simply too effortful to do it all the time. And this is a generic issue, not one that is confined to certain types of brief.

One of the ways that we know when something has real power and relevance is to look at how it manifests in our everyday language. This is certainly the case in BE, and what’s more, being more conscious of our own language will help us spot biases at play in our own lives, giving us valuable clues as to how to take them into account in a research and marketing context.

So, let’s take a closer look at the types of language we tend to bump into on a daily basis, and what they really mean.


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"Daniel Kahneman said of BE, that ‘humans are to thinking as cats are to swimming’. In other words, we can do it if we really have to … but mostly we don’t. It is simply too effortful to do it all the time..." - Very interesting to coaches, trainers, etc. too...

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The Uncanny Valley of Business Storytelling: Anecdote

The Uncanny Valley of Business Storytelling: Anecdote | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why do some business storytelling efforts fail spectacularly? I hear sponsors of some of these failed attempts (they’re brave enough to call us in after their bad experience) saying, “storytelling just didn’t suit our culture” or “we just didn’t click with the person we brought in to help us.” I suspect these are …
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Wow...  that's an interesting one...

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Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation

Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
How Datotel overhauled its employee-appreciation, -recognition, and -incentive programs
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"...Thanking employees regularly may also help them accept criticism better, so long as the feedback is specific, says Rick Maurer, a consultant based in Arlington, Virginia, who specializes in guiding businesses through big changes. "If you make it clear that you are trying to make employees better at what they do, positive and negative feedback become a regular part of the conversation," he says. And it's important to discriminate. "If you say thank you all the time, even when people do mediocre work, you won't build an environment where people handle criticism better," says Maurer..."

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Negative effects of coaching on coaches | Challenging Coaching

Negative effects of coaching on coaches | Challenging Coaching | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In the International Coaching Psychology Review journal September 2014, I read an interesting study by Carston C. Schermuly into the negative effects of coaching on coaches. Do you connect with these? Carston pointed out a number of studies into the negative effect of coaching on coachees, but few looking at the impact on the coaches themselves. He referred to work undertaken looking at the impact on psychotherapists and counsellors that found that they experienced high levels of emotional exha
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What not is going on in the head of the self-confident coaches! Yeahhh... they are human too...:-)))

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Do You Know Who Holds Your Office Together?

Do You Know Who Holds Your Office Together? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Find them and reward them.
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Do YOU know? Fine piece...

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Lying on Facebook causes paranoia and memory problems

Lying on Facebook causes paranoia and memory problems | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Lying on Facebook is common — but doing so could cause paranoia and memory problems.
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"...And the lies can get mixed up with reality in people’s memory — one in six people in the poll said that their memory of events described on their profile is compromised..."

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How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions

How To Answer The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Questions | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Liz Ryan hates these ten job-interview questions, but she knows you're going to have to answer them, so she's provided non-Sheepie answers to all ten questions for you!
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Don't say cat (my would-be preferred answer...) on an interview.... it is too lazy and cannot be led...:-)))

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Agent-based modeling: Methods and techniques for simulating human systems

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Agent-based modeling is a powerful simulation modeling technique that has seen a number of applications in the last few years, including applications to real-world business problems. After the basic principles of agent-based simulation are briefly introduced, its four areas of application are discussed by using real-world applications: flow simulation, organizational simulation, market simulation, and diffusion simulation. For each category, one or several business applications are described and analyzed.

In agent-based modeling (ABM), a system is modeled as a collection of autonomous decision-making entities called agents. Each agent individually assesses its situation and makes decisions on the basis of a set of rules. Agents may execute various behaviors appropriate for the system they represent—for example, producing, consuming, or selling. Repetitive competitive interactions between agents are a feature of agent-based modeling, which relies on the power of computers to explore dynamics out of the reach of pure mathematical methods (1, 2). At the simplest level, an agent-based model consists of a system of agents and the relationships between them. Even a simple agent-based model can exhibit complex behavior patterns (3) and provide valuable information about the dynamics of the real-world system that it emulates. In addition, agents may be capable of evolving, allowing unanticipated behaviors to emerge. Sophisticated ABM sometimes incorporates neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, or other learning techniques to allow realistic learning and adaptation.

ABM is a mindset more than a technology. The ABM mindset consists of describing a system from the perspective of its constituent units. A number of researchers think that the alternative to ABM is traditional differential equation modeling; this is wrong, as a set of differential equations, each describing the dynamics of one of the system's constituent units, is an agent-based model. A synonym of ABM would be microscopic modeling, and an alternative would be macroscopic modeling. As the ABM mindset is starting to enjoy significant popularity, it is a good time to redefine why it is useful and when ABM should be used. These are the questions this paper addresses, first by reviewing and classifying the benefits of ABM and then by providing a variety of examples in which the benefits will be clearly described. What the reader will be able to take home is a clear view of when and how to use ABM. One of the reasons underlying ABM's popularity is its ease of implementation: indeed, once one has heard about ABM, it is easy to program an agent-based model. Because the technique is easy to use, one may wrongly think the concepts are easy to master. But although ABM is technically simple, it is also conceptually deep. This unusual combination often leads to improper use of ABM.


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It's an interesting one... somewhat dry, sometimes not very accessible but definitely interesting...

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How Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

How Successful People Overcome Uncertainty | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.Our brains give us fits when facing uncertainty because they’re wired to react to it with fear. In a recent study, a Caltech neuroeconomist imaged subjects’ brains as they were forced to make increasingly uncertain bets—the same kin
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The best parts in the order I like (on my map...:-))) – read the article, as for me for this comment, I picked up the main terms and put my interpretation to them:

 

They know what they know – and what they don’t (OK, it’s the „Socrates-line” but don’t forget the „quadrant” of they accept that there shoudl be things that they do not know that they do not know about...)

 

They embrace that which they can’t control (OK, I would reformulate, they accept/understand and can live with things what they can’t control and even things they do not know abouth they exist...)

 

They focus only on what matters (i.e. they choose/focus on the things they have influence on and they do this on the base of the Pareto law of 80/20%)

 

They don’t seek perfection (they always weighing what is necessary and useful level in the given situation)

 

They don’t dwell on problems (it’s basically the „how” of the 2 before, they don’t spent unnecessary time on problems, they focus rather on solutions – as we know, the solution is not necessarily yields from the analysis of the problem...)

 

They trust when to trust their gut (OK, it’s BS (in this formulation) and the  biggest hurdle... you should be cautious and even sometimes cynical & challenging vis à vis your intuition, aka gut... it is a tremendous ally when used appropriately and a visious enemy if not... only your life practice can tell you which one when comes out...  there is no standard answers...)

 

They quiet their limbic system (in practical terms they learn as far as they could how they operate and learn to spot the beginning of the fear-mongering and they fabricate a more or less sophisticated alarm system about how to early recognize it and do something about it... the „do something about it” means that they spot those collateral & on the fear superimposed & irrational, agrandizing thinking patterns which has a tendency to make things worsen and analyse/defuse them...)

 

They stay positive... (OK, with the above things done this come quasi automatically...:-))) I think (personally) that this rule of „stay positive” is not very easy to put into operative terms while the above actions very much are...:-)))

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'Subjective time' can improve your bottom line

'Subjective time' can improve your bottom line | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Time flies when you're having fun, but minutes can feel like hours in a dentist's waiting room. Our ideas of "time" are highly subjective and can depend on a stimulus — or the lack of one — in our environment.
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Small things to mitigate the subjective time for waiting customers, e.g. give them info how long will it be, offer them coffee, use more staff in the customer service center, it will pay off.... you effectively turn off customers when you let them wait indefinite time and at all to wait to be able to buy something from you...

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Human Memory Capacity is TEN TIMES MORE Than Previously Thought - PsyBlog

Human Memory Capacity is TEN TIMES MORE Than Previously Thought - PsyBlog | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

A human brain could hold as much information as the entire internet, a new study finds.

Human memory capacity is in the petabyte range, researchers at the Salk Institute have now found.

This is ten times larger than was previously thought.

Professor Terry Sejnowski, the study’s first author, said:

“This is a real bombshell in the field of neuroscience.

We discovered the key to unlocking the design principle for how hippocampal neurons function with low energy but high computation power.

Our new measurements of the brain’s memory capacity increase conservative estimates by a factor of 10 to at least a petabyte, in the same ballpark as the World Wide Web.”

The conclusions come from an analysis of the brain’s synapses.The picture above shows a synapse between an axon (green) and dendrite (yellow). 


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Good news...:-))) OK, I did know it... intuitively, of course...:-)))

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Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm

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Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll succeed, you won’t. Research from LSU shows that people
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Great post... pay attention to the right balance between reality and law of attraction... I would have written this but it is better that I could...:-)))

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Beware the rule-following co-worker, Harvard study warns

Beware the rule-following co-worker, Harvard study warns | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Harvard study on toxic employees lays out three characteristics that should make you suspicious.
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Well, that the toxic, annoying workers excel in their very profession is the most trivial fact (it's mentioned that it is counterintuitive, what a BS...)... otherwise they would get rid off at the second occasion of a real annulment... but they are making themselves quasi irreplaceable... I say quasi because nobody is irreplaceable... the lazy, very much in their comfort-zone dwelling manager will though not take the challenge to find somebody at least so good a professional and therefore makes compromises... more and more compromises... I know case when the last compromise was that the manager himself was fired instead of the toxic guy... watch out...

 

BTW, sorry guys, Ricky Gervais' David Brent (the original British version) is the real one...:-)))

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How to use an approach (here solution focus) in a guerrilla way without manipulation...

http://www.corpjesters.com/prague/prague_guerilla_video.mov

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A short, very instructive interview about how to use solution focused approach in consultancy in a way what can work and perhaps later might also persuade to use it contractually as well... it happens that clients are vacabulary-resistent to certain terminus technicus (I myself lived situation where the contract should not use the word "coaching" due to earlier bad experience with it), this interview shows how to use still gently (and, of course, in a perfectly ethical way) an approach which you believe in... Use creative but simple - no special - wording (or if it's needed, statement but only about observation of useful things, behavior), be on a peer-level with the group, etc. Watch the video... The video is from the SF international organization as from 2006, the named practitioners in the video are Jenny Clark and Mark McKergow...

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5 Quotes on Risk That Will Have You Ready to Take Action

5 Quotes on Risk That Will Have You Ready to Take Action | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- right? Get ready to face some risk with these inspiring calls to action.
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"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” -- Peter Drucker



There are timeless & evergreen business & management thoughs and Peter Drucker is one of them who were capable to coin lots of them...


Yes, "courage" is somehow and somewhat underrepresented in the literature.... although...

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How corporates co-opted the art of mindfulness to make us bear the unbearable

How corporates co-opted the art of mindfulness to make us bear the unbearable | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Corporate culture has stripped the ancient practice of mindfulness of its spirituality and re-branded it as a modern solution to over-work.
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Interesting one... and a difficult one... the corporate leaders still not very much there what was the goal of the last decade, now it is an old new approach more or less with the same goal... we'll see...

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Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
And they’ll struggle to succeed without it.
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A SIMPLE TRICK TO REGAIN YOUR COOL WHEN YOU’VE LOST IT

A SIMPLE TRICK TO REGAIN YOUR COOL WHEN YOU’VE LOST IT | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Breath, relax and see the whole thing like a fly on the wall...

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Color Psychology and Web Design

Color Psychology and Web Design | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Here are the most common emotions associated with each color:
Brown – warmth, coziness
Black – power, sophistication
Grey – somberness, stability
Blue – trust, confidence
Red – excitement, passion
Pink – youthfulness, romance
Purple – luxury, wisdom
Orange – energetic, vibrant
Green – natural, growthite
White
– purity, simplicity
Yellow – happiness, joy
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Unlocking the Secrets of Employee Engagement - Deloitte CFO - WSJ

Unlocking the Secrets of Employee Engagement - Deloitte CFO - WSJ | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Via Kudos
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Kudos's curator insight, September 4, 2015 5:28 PM

This is a great report and summary on what really matters and makes a difference if you want to create a great company that is successful, sustainable and enjoyable to work for.

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Beyond a Yes or a No: My Daughter's Answer and My Aha for Success

Beyond a Yes or a No: My Daughter's Answer and My Aha for Success | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Few months ago, one late Sunday morning, I had a bowl in hand and was cajoling my younger daughter to have few more morsels of food. My 6 year old, older daughter, was in the same room- she was apparently doing her own thing but I knew she was watching from the corner of her eye. Who can resist watching the gymnastics between a parent and a young child unfold?  For my part, I like to stimulate conversations. So, I teasingly asked my older daughter – “would you like to feed your sister?” I wanted
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“It’s a beautiful day and I CAN’T see it…” – says the sign and the people

 have become much more generous...

 

This small clip I have seen earlier has been put into a new, more general framework and it has too received a bigger significance... there are people who give, give and there are people who are just thinking a little bit and help n another level (the other related  even more famous metaphor of the giving fish to eat and helping to learn hot to do fishing...). In the middle there are the majority of people who give in the relation to what they receive, they are more or less scrupulously judgmental in this....

 

The words are important we use towards the others (and towards ourselves!!) 

More than anything, as we pick up the morning milk cartons,“Be conscious of your words” are perfect for magnets on the fridge.  Simple things matter and words are simple to execute and yet powerful in impact... "

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So, Why Are You Alive Today?

So, Why Are You Alive Today? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why we need to take a deep-dive to our soulIt was 5 AM. I stretched my body to wakefulness. It was going to be just another day. In a flash, my mind was invaded by a troubling question, “So, why are you alive today?”Like a shot out of a canon, I was out of bed like a cat on fire. By the time I got downstairs, heart pounding as if to eject itself out of my rib-cage! I had a thin, cold bead of sweat on my brow.Grief has a way of gripping at the core of a human being. The loss of a family member ca
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Excellent question... or one even better is: "What will you do with your life today?"

 

The author's response (related to the ever-important priority dilemma): 


"My name is Kimunya, and I have four priorities in life. First is a husband, second is dad to our three children, and third is my faith. Only when these priorities are aligned can I launch into my fourth priority. This is to serve others in leadership, communication and branding.”


Mine is the following: 


"My name is Miklós Szilágyi. My first priority is my sons, my love and my mother-in-law, My second priority is the faith in myself. My third priority is the faith that I can make others thinking and by that they could have more choices, options, hopes and harmony..."

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