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Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business

Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

It's a very interesting approach in this article. Some experiments with monkeys show us how works the brain... I think the human being is not really differtent! [note mg]


Many business leaders don't care why employees do anything as long as they follow the company's rules, processes, cultural norms and laws.

 

But we've found that leaders can create and sustain stronger business results if they understand — and manage — how employees approach their work every day. When employees' thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are aligned with their daily work, they do that work better. Leaders, though, can be squeamish about approaching topics many think are better left to psychologists, so they don't even try to create alignment.

 

In the work underlying Beyond Performance, we found a technique we call 'laddering' that even the most hard-nosed business operators can feel comfortable with; the reason is that it closely resembles the "five whys" approach lean organizations use to get to the root causes of performance problems. Laddering mirrors the five whys, applying it to people's mindsets instead of operational problems....


Read  more: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/change_your_employees_minds_ch.html

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Can Social Media Make You Truly Happy?

Can Social Media Make You Truly Happy? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

“You are what you tweet.” – Alex Tew.


I’ve found myself wondering whether social media is all it’s cracked up to be.


Sure it makes it easier to connect with people from all over the world, from Nigeria to Nicaragua and from Pakistan to Poland, but how much satisfaction and contentment are we really getting from this online craze?


Social Media And Value
It’s common these days to see the youth of today heavily engaged in social media, chatting to their friends about any topic under the sun. They’re either on Facebook or Google+, or they’re on Twitter telling the world about the strange homeless man they’ve just walked past...

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Business Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes?

Business Leadership: Do You Have What It Takes? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

What is the key to great business leadership? It may be different for every individual. But certainly leadership is an important ingredient in entrepreneurial success. In this roundup, we look at some ideas about leadership, some case studies and some things entrepreneurs need to know to run their businesses. Do you have what it takes for great business leadership?

 

Leadership Qualities

Being a great leader: Do you have what it takes? Being an entrepreneur often means being a great leader, at least on some level...

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Entrepreneur – Do You Want To Change The World?

Entrepreneur – Do You Want To Change The World? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes and are driven by a wide range of objectives. As I’ve written elsewhere, the emotional reasons for becoming an entrepreneur range from fulfilling basic survival needs to seeking feelings related to esteem, meaning and self-actualization needs. While there are no hard and fast rules on this, many of the greatest entrepreneurs did not get started seeking fame and fortune; rather, they wanted to change the world.

 

I never wanted to be a businessman; I just wanted to change the world. Richard Branson

 

Do you want to change the world?...

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SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Goal.

SUNDAY’S LEADERSHIP MANTRA: Goal. | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be successful and, some people would do all to achieve it (...).

A good tool for success is certainly, the goal. As Brian Tracy say:


Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement” Brian Tracy


what makes me say that this topic is sufficiently interesting and important to linger a bit.


All of these goals that will lead us to success!


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Beyond the basics of goal that he should be SMART: Simple and Specific | Measurable | Achievable | Realistic | Time limited and which is known to most of us, I would like add the emotional meaning of the subject.


Indeed, the act of setting goals is often linked to an emotional process:

  • From needs who are deepest in us;
  • an ambition to be this or that;
  • Or an ego, oversized, who plays tricks on us;

and many other factors.


All these elements combined can significantly change the logic of things and lead us sometimes on unsafe paths and strewn with pitfalls.


When should we have a goal?...


Read more: http://martingysler.com/2012/01/15/sundays-leadership-mantra-goal/

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How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All

How to Nip Procrastination in the Bud Once and for All | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Ironically, procrastination is a problem that we all seem to put off dealing with. Many people will keep putting off their obligations for as long as they can, even if they are fully aware that their lives would be so much easier, if only they were able to do everything they want to do on time.


Procrastination is something that affects people of all ages. Many college students put off studying for an exam or writing a paper for as long as they can, and then they have to pull a ridiculous all-nighter to compensate...

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Are You Building a Social Brand or a Social Business? Brian Solis

Are You Building a Social Brand or a Social Business? Brian Solis | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Social media says so much and so very little at the same time. First, social media implies that media is just that, social. But when you study many of the best practices or test the advice dispensed through popular “top 10″ posts, you find that at the heart of notable social media successes is simply brilliant creativity and desirable incentives, not necessary authentic or genuine value or engagement. With every Tweet or Like to win campaign, hilarious viral video, and user-generated promotional series, businesses make social media more of an oxymoron than a movement to transform two-way conversations into improved customer relationships.


According to an annual IBM study, getting closer to customers is the overwhelming top priority for CEOs. And, social media is lauded as the great facilitator for engagement and renewed business relevance. What we tend to forget however, is that social networks are merely platforms for people to connect with friends, family and peers...

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Promote Yourself By Using a Different Approach

Promote Yourself By Using a Different Approach | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Thank you. You are the reason why I’m writing. Without you, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing this very minute. That’s the truth. I write because you read, and because you care. And, this post is really all about you. Keep reading, and you’ll understand why.

 

Let’s build strong relationships. That’s the thing about marketing. It used to be true, and now it’s the truth again, and I believe that it will be true forever. Relationships is the most important part of any marketing. But it’s also the hardest part.

 

Content is not the most important part of marketing

 

Some say content is the King, and that content is and will always be the most important part of marketing. It seems that close to everybody in the blogosphere are talking about inbound marketing...

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