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If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there's no chance in hell he'd get hired

If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there's no chance in hell he'd get hired | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Not political. Collaborators. People who really don't care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.
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The best organizations don't hire for just one personality type.  While I identify very heavily with Tim Cook's collegiate ideology, I also agree that we need enough Type-A energy where it matters in order to achieve breakthroughs and drive innovative change.

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[Video] 3 Secret Innovation Weapons You Should Be Using (and probably aren't)

[Video] 3 Secret Innovation Weapons You Should Be Using (and probably aren't) | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
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Wonder why so many innovation projects fail before they start?  Wish you could start your team or company moving in a more innovative direction?  Wonder why your work feels boring and what you can do to shake things up?  This video contains some great content to get you there.

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The New Leadership: Spirited and Spiritual

The New Leadership: Spirited and Spiritual | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
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It's amazing how relevant this 10-year-old article continues to be today.  As the author suggests, I believe that spirited and spiritually-led leadership in the workplace must be grounded & balanced by pragmatism & professionalism.  What are your thoughts?

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Build a culture of economics and inclusion | SmartBlogs

Build a culture of economics and inclusion | SmartBlogs | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
A Department of Labor report on the glass ceiling noted that “what’s important is comfort, chemistry, and collaboration.” Chris Argyris, business theor
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How truly inclusive is your workplace?  If you lead at work, what do you do each day to embrace diverse perspectives and harness them for company growth & innovation?

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Forget The Mission Statement. What's Your Mission Question?

Forget The Mission Statement. What's Your Mission Question? | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Warren Berger taps some of the most powerful CEOs in the country to reveal the questions that will keep any company on track.
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Attention all CEOs and game-changing leaders: Here's an innovative twist on the dusty old mission statement.

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If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there's no chance in hell he'd get hired

If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there's no chance in hell he'd get hired | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Not political. Collaborators. People who really don't care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.
Maya Mathias's insight:

The best organizations don't hire for just one personality type.  While I identify very heavily with Tim Cook's collegiate ideology, I also agree that we need enough Type-A energy where it matters in order to achieve breakthroughs and drive innovative change.

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Stop Shouting, Start Engaging: The New Rules of Selling

Stop Shouting, Start Engaging: The New Rules of Selling | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
When the Mad Men of advertising first went online to try their hand at selling, they invented the Pop-Up advertisement. Could they have come up with anything more annoying or more likely to turn off
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Content rules.  Enough said.

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Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson [Video]

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson [Video] | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Learn how Sir Richard Branson has built an airline with the best customer service in the industry.
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8 Reasons Companies Should Adopt a Content Marketing Culture

8 Reasons Companies Should Adopt a Content Marketing Culture | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Content marketing is not just the job of the marketing department. Here's why companies should adopt a content marketing culture throughout the company.
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Content marketing runs deeper than the marketing department, or a series of well-honed processes.  It's inextricably tied to the way you behave as a company i.e. your culture.

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5 Secrets of the Most Innovative Companies

5 Secrets of the Most Innovative Companies | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer on what you can learn and bring to your organization from the entrepreneur magazine’s picks for 2013’s Most Innovative Companies.
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Know when to innovate, and how to build upon the successful foundations of your earlier innovations.

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Coping with the Emotional Fallout After an Act of Terror

Coping with the Emotional Fallout After an Act of Terror | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
How we can help each other through.
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A good read, especially if you've been emotionally affected by the recent Boston bombings (and other traumatic world events that unfolded this month). #coping #workplacewellness

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What IS The Big Deal About Social Media?

What IS The Big Deal About Social Media? | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and (insert your favorite social media platform here).
What IS it about all this social media stuff?
Is social media a fad or a phenomenon?
And how much attention should you REALLY be paying to it?
Maya Mathias's insight:

Is social media a fad or phenomenon?  If you've been sticking your head in the sand when it comes to strategically using social media as a business tool, this post's for you.  And if you're already using social media but wonder if you're thinking about it the right way, read on too.

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HR Magazine - UK employees demotivated due to leadership "crisis"

HR Magazine - UK employees demotivated due to leadership "crisis" | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
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The current state of affairs.  Can you relate and do you agree?

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The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken - Forbes

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken - Forbes | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure.
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Leadership is more about the human element, and much less about your technical competency.  Yet, many companies still promote & appoint leaders based on technical competency.  Time to change the paradigm and talent selection process!

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Why I’m Mourning Nelson Mandela

Why I’m Mourning Nelson Mandela | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95.
He was one of my childhood leadership heroes, the epitome of personal leadership, monumental forgiveness in the face of adversity and a powerful agent of global change.
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The passing of another great leader.  Who among us can & will rival Nelson's Mandela's contribution to humanity?

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Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Want to know what's in Google's secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant's success recipe.
Maya Mathias's insight:

Some good insights into the inner workings of an innovative enterprise.  I cover these & others in more detail in my book 'Unleash Your InnoMojo' http://bit.ly/innomojobk

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John Michel's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:21 PM

Ever wonder what gives one of the worlds most successful companies it's edge? Here is a great article on how Google keeps elevating the bar on its performance. 

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Lou Reed And The Problem With The Innovation Imperative

Lou Reed And The Problem With The Innovation Imperative | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
People usually think it’s best to be the first to hit the market with a disruptive innovation. But more often than not, the advantages don’t pan out.
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Sometimes, it's good to be second.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 11, 2013 2:44 AM

Being a new enterprise is difficult enough. But being new and different makes it almost impossible to succeed. And this is the dark secret of the “innovation imperative.”

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The Chief Strategy Officer

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Does your company have or need a Chief Strategy Officer?  In my experience, this role is often relegated to someone who has had key operational roles in their career and can also hold the big-picture view of the company, its industry and the larger marketplace it does business in.

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The SILOS: Integrated Talent Management, What Is It and Why Should You Want It?

The SILOS:  Integrated Talent Management, What Is It and Why Should You Want It? | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it

"Start with three (3) well-intended but ineffective scenarios of siloed talent management.  Add in, organizations are still struggling to understand what integrated talent management is."


Elements 

Talent Management Processes Are Aligned to the Talent StrategyTalent Management Processes Share Inputs and Outputs Competency Model as a Common LanguageTechnology Enablement for Talent ManagementChange Management as a Foundation
 
Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Maya Mathias's insight:

If talent management is silo-ed, no wonder our workflow and throughput is too.  Organizations need to speak the same talent management language, and align their hiring/training/rewarding/firing goals with overall corporate strategy.  If a big organization like GE can do it (based on popular literature), there's no excuse for the rest of us!

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 17, 2013 5:07 PM

Integrated lessons being learned here:  Do-able?   Any take-aways for smaller organization looking to avoid performance and talent snafus in building their systems? ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, August 5, 2013 12:18 AM
Getting the language clear (well-defined, accessible) helps a great deal, as well as seeing who is doing it well. Thanks for the comment Maya
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Tired at Work? How to Harness the Energy of a Teenager

Tired at Work? How to Harness the Energy of a Teenager | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Think of the seemingly boundless energy of a teenager. Can you channel some of what they have into your work? An author offers her advice on how.
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It's about the people y'all!  Treat them well and your workplace will be re-energized.

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The Flat World Debate Revisited

The Flat World Debate Revisited | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
The opposing views of Thomas Friedman and Pankaj Ghemawat on the state of globalization have significant implications for multinationals.

Via Peter Verschuere
Maya Mathias's insight:

This article states that the global economy isn't as flat or interconnected as Thomas Friedman's seminal book 'The World Is Flat' might have us believe.

 

I say that it completely depends on the business and industry you work in.  Blanket statements are dangerous territory for a company to live in and abide by.

 

ALWAYS evaluate any trend or strategic position against the realities of your specific circumstances.

 

Please listen deeply and search closely for the clues and nuances to drive your company's agenda.

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How to Run Your Company Like an Improv Group, by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

How to Run Your Company Like an Improv Group, by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
When I first got to Chicago and was doing improvisational comedy, there was a group of folks from Ivy League schools, like Rachel Dratch, who graduated from Dartmouth.
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It takes all kinds to make the world, and to make successful companies too.  Design a space where the best thinkers and visionaries can co-exist.

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Some Good News: Nice Guys CAN Finish First - Forbes

Some Good News: Nice Guys CAN Finish First - Forbes | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
It turns out that being good to your employees is one of the best things you can do for the bottom line.
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More data that positively correlates employee engagement with financial performance. #workplacewellness

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4 Reasons Your Employees Resist Change--And How to Overcome Them

4 Reasons Your Employees Resist Change--And How to Overcome Them | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs get excited about change, but for staff members, it can be downright threatening. Here's how to get them on board.
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Some useful ideas to try out when you need or want to charge ahead with company change. #changemanagement

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Why We're So Afraid of Change -- And Why That Holds Businesses Back - Forbes

Why We're So Afraid of Change -- And Why That Holds Businesses Back - Forbes | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Flickr Photo By wintercool612 By Andrea Simon, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist & CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants A former client contacted us recently, saying: “We’re stuck.” As in so many cases after 2008’s Great Recession, his division,...
Maya Mathias's insight:

It's one thing to say we'll change, and another thing to actually make the change happen and stick for ourselves and our organizations.  We are fighting brain chemistry, habitual patterns.  But all is not lost.  There is a way forward and it takes conscious, intentional forward momentum to get the results you want.

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The evolution of social business report from Altimeter group - part 1

The evolution of social business report from Altimeter group - part 1 | Create Positive Change | Scoop.it
Travelling from London to San Francisco, I had a lot of time to catch up on my reading.
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If you're puzzled about how to introduce and integrate social media into your business strategy and operations, this article (and the report it features) is a good place to start.

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