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Prospective articles on how managers can impulse change dynamics in organizations and people behaviors
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Gen Y retention dilemma: leadership problem of the decade? - Human Capital

Gen Y retention dilemma: leadership problem of the decade? - Human Capital | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
The generation known for being the most tech-savvy is also among the most difficult to retain. As the Baby-Boomers trickle into retirement, securing the leadership pipeline is quickly become one of the most serious HR problems of the decade.

 

The simple reason is because Gen Y won’t stick around long enough to gain a holistic understanding of an organisation’s business operations.


Simply hanging on to the social-media generation is quickly becoming one of the foremost concerns for HR and senior management alike. 


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The Change Curve - Change Management Training from MindTools.com

The Change Curve - Change Management Training from MindTools.com | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
By using the Change Curve to understand and predict people's natural reaction to change, you can help them more quickly and more successfully adapt to it. This article tells you how.
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Taking a break is secret to success

Taking a break is secret to success | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

FORGET what your teachers said, practice doesn't make perfect.

 

At least it doesn't when you practise over and over again without a break.
Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.


''It seems intuitive that every minute of study should make you better, but, actually, if you do too much it might backfire and you end up wasting time,'' said the study's lead researcher, Joel Pearson.

 

Taking a break is secret to success. Sydney scientists have found learning improves when students take a rest from continuous study or training.


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Best Practices - Aren't - Forbes

Best Practices - Aren't - Forbes | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

There is no such thing as best practices. The reality is best practices are nothing more than disparate groups of methodologies, processes, rules, concepts and theories that attained a level of success in certain areas, and because of those successes, have been deemed as universal truths able to be applied anywhere and everywhere. Just because someone says something doesn’t mean it’s true. Moreover, just because “Company A” had success with a certain initiative doesn’t mean that “Company B” can plug-and-play the same process and expect the same outcome. There is always room for new thinking and innovation, or at least there should be.


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60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths

60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Just pick some of them !


Via Martin Gysler, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:13 AM

Welll, don't be too intimidated or even bored by the long list... they are perls... OK, you've met perhaps even each (don't think so but might be...) but it's such a goog arrangements to have them together and need nt read a whole book (though there are recommendations within about some)... it is worth even to copy it out to recheck them from time to time... good reading and thinking about them....

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:16 AM

It's not about what you know... It's how you act!

Pascal Vedel's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:12 PM

60 "vérités" amusantes à lire et sans doute, "vraies" pour la plupart

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Less-Confident People Are More Successful

Less-Confident People Are More Successful | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
There is no bigger cliché in business psychology than the idea that high self-confidence is key to career success. It is time to debunk this myth. In fact, low self-confidence is more likely to make you successful.
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How to Get Senior Leaders to Change

How to Get Senior Leaders to Change | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

In many behavior-related areas, human beings consistently think they are better than they are — a phenomenon referred to in psychology as a "self-serving bias." But the inconvenient truth is that the real bottleneck to role modeling is knowing what to change at a personal level.

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CEOs Who Tweet Held in High Regard

CEOs Who Tweet Held in High Regard | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Social media use by top execs positively influences employee engagement.

 

This interesting study reveals that CEO activity on social networks appears to influence employees’ faith in their company. The study findings indicate that 82% of employee respondents trust a company more when the CEO and leadership team communicate via social media.

 

The recent Edleman report shows a significant trust gap between employees and leadership "Execs ranked the credibilty of regular employese second to last out of eight information sources.  While employees awarded second to last honours to the CEO."     

 

Of course it takes more than a tweet or two to develop trust.  It takes acting with integrity and creating a culture where trust can grow.  

 

However there are instances where leadership behaviours are consistent with the company values but just aren't visible enough.  Effective use of social media in these instances can help create that visibility.  

 


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Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence - Forbes

Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence - Forbes | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Star leaders are stars at leading themselves, first...


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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us. How to build an organisation being a "purpose maximizer".


Via Wendy Briggs Morin, Sabrina Murphy
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Alexander Hamilton's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:32 PM

Love the book Drive! 

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3 drivers: Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose

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How Change Fails: CEOs Focus On Symptoms NOT The System - Forbes

How Change Fails: CEOs Focus On Symptoms NOT The System - Forbes | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
Want someone to change? Want them to change faster? Then have your company follow the same model used for effective personal change. The result will be faster and more effective change. Change happens in levels.
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Building a Capabilities-Driven Company

Building a Capabilities-Driven Company | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Top-performing organizations know what they do best and then focus on opportunities to leverage those capabilities

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Whose Opinion Matters

Whose Opinion Matters | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
All leaders constantly hear opinions. It seems everyone knows what you should do. When I hear advice I’m always asking myself, “Why should I go with your opinion rather than mine? What makes your opinion better than mine?”

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Why Women Should Change Their Views on Office Politics...

Why Women Should Change Their Views on Office Politics... | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

A good explanation on why networking and informal relationships are necessary and not sleazy!

"To their detriment, women perceive cultivating relationships and mobilizing them on their behalf as, at best, an occasional necessity rather than the key exercise of leadership. They fail to see that the practice of seeking out powerful people, cultivating favor and cashing in those chips is itself a demonstration of leadership potential."


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Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? - Forbes

Change Management vs. Change Leadership -- What's the Difference? - Forbes | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
John Kotter talks about the difference between change management and change leadership.
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Effective Managers Earn Trust Quickly By Doing 5 Things Well - Forbes

Effective Managers Earn Trust Quickly By Doing 5 Things Well - Forbes | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
More than ever managers must have just as strong of a pulse on the business (internally and externally) as those who are managing it on the front lines. Most importantly, managers must quickly earn trust from their colleagues to inspire team unity and collaboration that is centered on the fundamental principles of loyalty, communication and transparency.

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Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree | Video on TED.com

Why disagreement and conflict are critical for organizations to progress.

3 highlights to innovate:

- Find people different from us
- Find ways to engage with them
- Work with partners who are not echo-chambers

 

Comments from Ali Godding (Employee Engagement Manager at Grass Roots):

As Nita Clarke, Vice Chair of the Employee Engagement Task Force said (I paraphrase) "When disaster strikes an organisation, whether that disaster be to do with market positioning or health and safety, you can be sure someone knew it was coming. Often people were to afraid to say anything or didn't believe they would be listened to, in some circumstances, sadly they did say something and were ignored"

As managers we can sometimes feel that we know what's best. It takes courage to acknowledge we don't.

So lets all commit to developing the skill of really listening to people and gaining the confidence to facilitate the kind of good disagreements that make real progress possible."


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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration.

These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce...including leaders.


Via Marcia Conner, Richard Andrews, David Hain, donhornsby, Ali Godding
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HR Magazine - Navigating culture is biggest hurdle facing leaders, according to First100

HR Magazine - Navigating culture is biggest hurdle facing leaders, according to First100 | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

More than four out of five chief executive officers and senior executives say they are not adequately supported during periods of leadership transition...

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The New Context for Leadership

The New Context for Leadership | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

The World Economic Forum (WEF) conducted a session on how the art and science of leadership is fundamentally changing in the 21st century?

Dimensions to be addressed:

- Promoting purpose-driven leadership
- Collaborating across the multistakeholder spectrum
- Revealing inspiring role models for the current generation

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Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power their Organizations - Harvard Business Review

Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power their Organizations - Harvard Business Review | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Authors explore the promise of conversation-powered leadership--from the time-tested practice of talking straight (and listening well) to the thoughtful adoption of social media technology. And they offer guidance on how to balance the benefits of open-ended talk with the realities of strategic execution.

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Time for Leaders to Emerge from New Places inside the Organization

Time for Leaders to Emerge from New Places inside the Organization | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Top leaders can’t hide behind hierarchy, which is a declining construct anyway.
Agile and resilient organizations – and people – will outperform competitors.

This means that people will be deployed in flexible project teams rather than confined to a single pre-defined job, but at the same time, individual accountabilities will be clear, making the organization results-oriented as well as fast-moving.

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Engage Employees Using Customer Service Tactics

Engage Employees Using Customer Service Tactics | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it

Instead of delegating the effort to HR, make employee engagement a top priority for frontline managers and employees themselves, with built-in procedures for closed-loop learning.

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Managers Need to Up Their Game with Social Media

Managers Need to Up Their Game with Social Media | Leadership & Change Management | Scoop.it
Using social media to accomplish a meaningful purpose involves more than providing new technology and praying for success. Successful mass collaboration places new requirements on an organization, particularly its managers.

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