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Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Customers You Don't Want

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Customers You Don't Want | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom dictates that every customer is a good customer. But a new study suggests that some customers are actually bad for business.

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Five Types of Social Media Influencers - Infographic

Five Types of Social Media Influencers - Infographic | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Today, thanks to online applications, all social media users now have the opportunity to stand out and in turn become leaders in respect to their interests. As a result, marketers and public relation professionals are forced to reassess their approach to define the notion influence on social networks.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Miloš Bajčetić
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Neat taxonomy of online influencing styles

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, October 17, 6:45 AM

Today, social media is enabling everybody to increase the visibility of their views on topics they care about. This can foster dialogue, but does not automatically turn anyone into a subject matter expert or even a thought leader as such. Still, if you are, you will get found and your reach and impact will increase, thanks to the connected globa nature of social media.

This graphic provides a good categorization of different degrees of influence  you may acquire thanks to your use of social media. Where would you place yourself on it? Where do you want to be?

niftyjock's curator insight, November 1, 7:22 PM

which one are you?

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Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?

Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Voltaire once said “perfect is the enemy of the good.” And as a perfectionist in recovery I can say without hesitation, boy was he right! Having high sta

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Perfectionism. Procrastination. Not the same but very similar.

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6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Understanding the way we tick might help us to tick even better.

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We all need to make sure our brain works as effectively as possible

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How Do People Deal With Too Many Options? (A Look at The Choice Overload Hypothesis)

How Do People Deal With Too Many Options? (A Look at The Choice Overload Hypothesis) | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
We face many options each day and we make many choices, but how effectively do we deal with all these options? On one side, psychologists stress the importance of having many options to choose from...

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Too much choice can we worse than none at all

 

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An Introvert’s Guide to Self-Promotion at Work: 5 Tips That Won’t Make You Wince ~ Levo League

Follow these tips to help you genuinely self-promote and get ahead at work.
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Great tips that introverts (and others) will find invaluable

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn--yet one we don't usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or get your ideas across better at work, here are some essential tips for learning to to communicate more effectively.
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5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneurs can profit as much from effective listening as speaking. “We use listening to gain understanding, to obtain infor
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What most people need is a good listening to!

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
And what managers need to know about negative ones.
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What chemicals to you want to produce in the brains of others?

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You’re Getting In The Way Of Your Own Success – Here’s How You Can Fix It

You’re Getting In The Way Of Your Own Success – Here’s How You Can Fix It | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
I truly believe we can only reach our fullest potential when we’re challenged. Challenges are often described as barriers or brick walls that get in our way. I say, those blockades are your greatest opportunities.
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You are confined only by the walls you build yourself

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10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself

Unless, of course, you're a little too full of yourself.
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Do you use any of these words when talking about yourself?

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5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.
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Great tips to prioritise what's important

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The 6 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

The 6 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma shares his new inspiration training video The 6 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans.
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"Cut your excuses in half and double your action to make success"

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This One Bad Habit Could De-Rail Your Chances Of Success

This One Bad Habit Could De-Rail Your Chances Of Success | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
This habit is the No.1 cause of failure. If you hope to even have a long shot at becoming successful, you have to get rid of one thing and one thing only.
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This one habit could transform your ability to achieve what you want

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5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep

5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. But exactly why we need sleep hasn't always been clear. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood, but what's really ha...

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Sleep yourself smarter - yes, really!

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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, October 8, 12:10 PM

"Here are five incredible things your brain does while you're asleep -- and good reason to get some shuteye tonight"

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Saving Introverts From the Soul-Destroying Open-Plan Office

Saving Introverts From the Soul-Destroying Open-Plan Office | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Steelcase’s new Quiet Spaces are an antidote to the open plan

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Many introverts struggle in open plan offices 

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Jane Sleeth's curator insight, July 21, 10:17 PM

Great to see this innovation thru Steelcase who tend to have excellent research in the area of human factors and ergonomic design.  We need Introverts in our work environments as they offer a different style of thinking & problem solving than others on their work teams. As always we need to ensure cognitive and mental demands are considered when designing and renovating offices.  JESleeth

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Are You Mind Full or Mindful?

Are You Mind Full or Mindful? | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Thoughts are just products of our minds. They are a part of ourselves, but they do not define us. Our thoughts influence our behavior, but they do not control it. This idea is central to mindfulnes...

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Stop thinking! Start being!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 7:37 PM

The title is a nice play on words. Mindfulness is slowing down and emptying our, letting go.

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Stressed? How to Get More Done When You’re Pressed for Time ~ Levo League

Get more done today!
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Stress normally reduces productivity. Some great tips here on how to push on through and get things done.

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Body language

Body language | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
By a man's fingernails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser-knees, by the calluses of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt-cuffs, by his movements - by each of the...
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Totally awesome visual guide to body language - don't miss this!

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10 Tips to Improve Productivity at Work

10 Tips to Improve Productivity at Work | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Do you stand while taking a phone call?

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We all need to be more productive - the great tips will help you do just that

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Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule: Why Small Teams Work More Productively

Jeff Bezos' 2 Pizza Rule: Why Small Teams Work More Productively | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Why do small teams often outperform the Googles and Facebooks of the world? The latest science reveals the power of small teams and how to work like one:
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Do you agree with the Jeff Bezos '2 pizza rule'?

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Transformational Leadership — A Rough Guide to Leadership Models and Theories

Transformational Leadership — A Rough Guide to Leadership Models and Theories | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Transformational Leadership is about transforming the business and changing the organisation’s culture. Here we define the transforming leader and list 7 characteristics of the transformational leader.

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Neat overview of what you need to be and do to be a transformational leadership

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Terry Corby's curator insight, June 8, 2:15 PM

Transformation is my business … this book is a good read and some good tips

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, June 8, 4:15 PM

El lider transformacional tiene que ver con la trasnformación de la empresa y el cambio de cultura a través de las personas inspirándolas para convertirlos en motores de cambio.

Un artículo muy interesante de Leadership Thoughts

Dyana Mason's curator insight, June 9, 11:36 AM

Seven characteristics of transformation leaders. My favorite is a commitment to lifelong learning. 

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This Is How You Can Get People To Take You Seriously

This Is How You Can Get People To Take You Seriously | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
Tired of being ignored or worse? Learn six effective techniques that will help people take you seriously in this mean, old, judgmental world.
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Nothing particularly new here but a useful summary of effective strategies

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4 Body Postures For A Better Brain

4 Body Postures For A Better Brain | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer
Published: 05/27/2014 10:24 AM EDT on LiveScience

The brain largely controls the body, but the body can also influence the brain, by the feedback it sends up the nervous system. In fact, the body and mind work t...
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There's a growing body of research that shows the best way of changing your behaviour is to change your body

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9 Ways To Build Unbreakable Confidence From The Outside In

9 Ways To Build Unbreakable Confidence From The Outside In | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
There are a million different resources and pieces advice out there from “experts” on how to build confidence, particularly self-confidence. The dream of bei
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Confidence is at the heart of success and here are lots of valuable tips to have more of it

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Agnes Ng's curator insight, May 30, 3:02 AM

Learn about the nine ways that can help to guide you to develop greater self-confidence. Take these constant actions by pushing and expanding your comfort zone until you learn how to make any situation feel like it’s your comfort zone.

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6 Ways Your Personal Story Connects You to New Clients

6 Ways Your Personal Story Connects You to New Clients | Business Psychology | Scoop.it
It seems that everyone is looking for ways to connect with customers and clients, but many miss quite possibly the best way to connect with those they want to
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Have you tried 'telling the story of the self'?

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