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Still Procrastinating? Why Productivity Tricks Fail

Still Procrastinating? Why Productivity Tricks Fail | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
To-do lists and time-management tricks can only do much. If you really want to stop pushing off the tough stuff, look deeper.
What have you been procrastinating about lately? Can you list 10 things?
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"..strong leaders move people to action.." - 6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do

"..strong leaders move people to action.." - 6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Many leaders can inspire, but strong leaders move people to action. Here's what makes them special.

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, February 6, 2:21 AM

Every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people to action. This is not just a leader who gets people to think. This is a leader who is truly compelling, who can get people to change course and give of themselves.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 6, 6:47 AM

My own reading lead me to this old, though steady,  thought:

Leadership is not exercised, it is granted!...

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 15, 12:43 PM

Authors and other content creators/curators can take a leadership role in sharing their stories.

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You Are Connected To Everyone On Earth By Just 4 Degrees Now

You Are Connected To Everyone On Earth By Just 4 Degrees Now | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
The well–known six degrees of separation theory is a rule for the interconnected, globalized age we live in.
David Keuning's insight:

I haven't done the math myself but it sure seems believable that we are all just 4 degrees of seperation to one another. I don't believe Facebook or LinkedIn have CAUSED it... it's just that we are seeing it now that everyone is getting mapped.  How does the thought of interconnectedness make you feel? 

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How the Coffee Cup Sleeve Was Invented

How the Coffee Cup Sleeve Was Invented | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
The cardboard sleeve became the ubiquitous finger-saver for coffee fanatics everywhere
David Keuning's insight:

If you've ever thought, "Why didn't I think of that?" then you should read this article.  In this day and age when we so frequently believe that innovation requires CASH and TECHNOLOGY and an APP, it is refreshing to find a story about good ol' fashioned innovation. 

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Ten Traits of a Valuable Employee

Ten Traits of a Valuable Employee | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
By becoming a better employee, you will have a greater chance of keeping your job!
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another list of "great employee" traits. 

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Ten Qualities of a Valuable Employee

Ten Qualities of a Valuable Employee | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
The Greatest Questions. Plain Answers.
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okay and here are 10 qualities of a valuable employee -- from a somewhat unexpected source. 

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5 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees Happy

5 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees Happy | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Retaining good employees can be a big challenge. But, a few simple actions on your part can keep employees happy and productive.
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This is about keeping your best employees happy.  But what about identifying your best employees?

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If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you say, “I know you can do it,” to motivate. Recent research suggests that feeling like you can’t motivates more than feeling like you can. Verbal encouragement may not be as encouraging as you believe.
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What are the pros and cons of pairing weak with strong?

What success factors are most relevant when pairing weak with strong?

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Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Leadership writer and top TED speaker Simon Sinek explains how great leaders create a "circle of safety" for their teams.
Simon Sinek doesn't have the second-most-watched TED talk for nothing.
David Keuning's insight:

I found this interesting... But I have to tell you I really don't get the overwhelming appeal of Simon Sinek. 

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5 Worst Mistakes That Salespeople Make

5 Worst Mistakes That Salespeople Make | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Is your sales team making any of these mistakes? If so, your company could be paying the price.
Salespeople are the face of your company. Their professionalism and attentiveness casts you and your company in a good light.
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How I Made the Worst Hire of All Time

How I Made the Worst Hire of All Time | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
You can learn a lot from a job candidate's resume, but ignore your gut feelings at your own peril.
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'What Have You Accomplished This Week?'

'What Have You Accomplished This Week?' | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
This question will help you and your employees gauge where you're at today (instead of where you're headed). Here's how.
David Keuning's insight:

I frequently ask this question to my CEOs: What was your top accomplishment over the last 30 days? At issue is the fact that most of us get caught up in the weeds and forget to think strategically.  Am I really moving towards accomplishment of my goals?  Over the last 30 days have I made progress on that front?  It's a good question to ask.  

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Netflix is laser focused on making customers happy

Netflix is laser focused on making customers happy | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Ever since Netflix's 2011 stumble, when it announced a price increase and a spinoff of its DVD business, the company has concentrated on pleasing customers. The latest: allowing customers to create their own user profiles.
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Using measures of "customer satisfaction" is the best way to ensure the success of a company.

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Want to Raise Prices? Tell a Better Story

Want to Raise Prices? Tell a Better Story | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
You probably know how important it is to develop a great narrative for your business. Putting equal thought into a story for your product may help you raise prices, researchers say.
David Keuning's insight:

This is good to think about.  Especially for you CEO's who have "things" that you are trying to sell.  What is the story that goes with your products?

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10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.
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A few great phrases that every CEO should be using.  How many have you said recently? 

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5 Qualities Every Founder Should Have

5 Qualities Every Founder Should Have | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
A great idea and a bit of luck will help you get started. But these essential traits are what keep founders going when things get rough.Dreaming up a promising idea and then executing your vision certainly matters in business.
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Owner vs. CEO Management

Owner vs. CEO Management | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Video There’s a distinctly different management philosophy between owners and CEOs.  I grew up watching my father singlehandedly run our family business and for the last 6 years I’ve had the counsel of board members who’ve recruited and employed CEOs...
David Keuning's insight:

Here is my "Must Read" article for the week.  This really nails the difference between "business owner" thinking and the thinking of a CEO.  Which one are you?  Which one do you want to be?  Read through the characteristics and see which category you fall into. 

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The 5 Attributes of the Best Hires

The 5 Attributes of the Best Hires | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Position yourself as a top hire by showing off these five attributes.
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more characteristics of great employees.  Does this resonate? 

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8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees

8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Forget good to great. Here's what makes a great employee remarkable.
David Keuning's insight:

okay, this is closer to what I was looking for.  Who were your best hires ever?  Here are 8 qualities of remarkable employees? 

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Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S.
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Why do your best employees quit you?

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9 People You Must Remove From Your Inner Circle

9 People You Must Remove From Your Inner Circle | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
When you're trying to get a business off the ground, the people you surround yourself with matter. Keep these nine types at a distance.
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Interesting.  Not sure I totally agree but worthy of further consideration. 

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How to Stay Totally Focused on What Matters Most

How to Stay Totally Focused on What Matters Most | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Your calendar should reflect your business priorities. Here's how I made that happen--and you can too.
As a social media entrepreneur and author, I get contacted by dozens of people each week who want my help or want to work with me.
David Keuning's insight:

In Tokyo I told salespeople and vendors that I could give them 30 minutes... but it had to be between 8 and 10 am Monday through Friday.  I figured I could afford those two hours (waiting for the caffeine to kick in) to meet with people that might have a good idea for my business. 

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9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People

9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them.
LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.
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Brainstorming Is Dead

Brainstorming Is Dead | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
Long live brainwriting! Three steps to silencing the windbags, undermining the politics, and letting your team's best ideas thrive.
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21 Killer Sales Questions to Boost Your Confidence and Close Any Deal Faster

21 Killer Sales Questions to Boost Your Confidence and Close Any Deal Faster | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
As a marketing speaker and marketing coach, my clients often ask me for advice on sales.
David Keuning's insight:

a few more questions for your sales guys to use. 

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10 Power Tips for Dancing with Elephants

10 Power Tips for Dancing with Elephants | CEO's Almanac | Scoop.it
The more uncomfortable the conversation the more important it is. The more it matters, the tougher it is. Weak leaders choose manipulation over honest exchange. Wise leaders choose tough conversation over mediocrity.
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