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Gartner: The Top 10 IT-altering predictions for 2014

Gartner: The Top 10 IT-altering predictions for 2014 | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Mobile devices, software-defined networks, and 3D printing are some of the technologies set to disrupt IT, analysts predict
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Interesting predictions from Gartner for 2014.  I believe the are correct on most all of them because they are underway today.  The key is will they mature before something different hits the market.

 

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Facebook, Pinterest are King and Queen of Social Referrals

Facebook, Pinterest are King and Queen of Social Referrals | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Q1 2014 edition of our Social Media Traffic Report. See how many referrals the 8 most popular social media sites drove to publishers.
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Some great material on social media for leaders today.  Data is very relevant to business.

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Don't Get Ignored

Don't Get Ignored | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form opini...
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This is true whether it is email, blog, website or conversation.  We have become so hyper that we won't sit still for much that is poetic, descriptive or extended.  Even the Reader's Digest version is too long. It doesn't mean I agree with it but it is fact.

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With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?
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Here lies a great discussion of how culture can drive a negative performance and what to do to avoid it.

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The Unconditional Groth: Bullshit Bingo: Anemic Vision / Mission and other Statements

The Unconditional Groth: Bullshit Bingo: Anemic Vision / Mission and other Statements | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Interesting POV that I agree with in principle.  Sometimes we substitute being rude & disrepectful with being blunt, which is my primary concern.

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Top 10 States with the Highest Wireless Tax Rate - RebootIllinois.com

Top 10 States with the Highest Wireless Tax Rate - RebootIllinois.com | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
See our interactive map and chart below to see how the wireless tax rate in Illinois compares to other states.
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Living in Illinois is not fun any more.  We are faced with issues on all sides and the majority of the politicians and voters are unwilling to fix the issues. What does the state do for us that they deserve more than 15% of my wireless bill? 

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Hard Goals for Soft Objectives | HR Daily Advisor

Hard Goals for Soft Objectives | HR Daily Advisor | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s Advisor covered best practices in goal setting. Today, how to set measurable goals for soft objectives, plus an introduction to the all-thing-HR-in-one website, HR. BLR.com.
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Yes, you can set hard goals for soft objectives.  They do take a lot of discipline to maintain the connections.

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If you never settle on anything, you can’t really lead

If you never settle on anything, you can’t really lead | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
There are two types of people at the top – those who lead and those do anything but
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Interesting concept that has a whole lot of truth behind it.  How many times do leaders Flit to avoid being nailed down.

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Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing.
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Another great article from Dan.  Blindspots are very evident in many places within business today.  How do you deal with them?

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Gratitude - So simply complex - The Neoteric Group

Gratitude - So simply complex - The Neoteric Group | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Feeling gratitude is a great way to have a positive attitude towards a challenging situation. Gratitude is a concept that is simply complex.
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Great description: simply complex... That is Gratitude!

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Pixar President Ed Catmull On How To Run A Creative Business

Pixar President Ed Catmull On How To Run A Creative Business | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
He's led the innovative animation giant to create 14 No. 1 movies. Here, Pixar's Ed Catmull shares why your first ideas should suck, how anyone at the...
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Well said by Ed Catmull of Pixar.  His 4 lessons are great examples of how to let a creative innovative team loose.

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Four ways that you can exceed everyone’s expectations at work

Four ways that you can exceed everyone’s expectations at work | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
High performers can be counted on to deliver value — day in, day out. In fact, superstar talent tends to exceed expectations regularly, and that’s how these types of workers get noticed by the powers that be. The truism, “under…
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Some great points to keep in mind.  At the core of these 4 tasks is the need to keeping your commitments.  It does no good if you volunteer but drag it out for months.

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The Four Hardest Words You've Never Said

The Four Hardest Words You've Never Said | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want t...
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Excellent food for thought on this Wednesday!  Can I say these words when necessary? Definitely tough!

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The Importance of Trust: It Makes Your Culture “Change Ready”

The Importance of Trust: It Makes Your Culture “Change Ready” | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
What is the level of trust in your culture? What do employees think of senior management? Research says that only 49 percent of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are …
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Excellent article on understanding trust in enabling change. This is a hot topic today but often misunderstood.  It defines trust in a unique way.

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Are You Still Driving Your Ideas Down From the Top?

Are You Still Driving Your Ideas Down From the Top? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Dean Schroeder is co-author of The Idea-Driven Organization, which as the title suggests, is all about where to find the best ideas. I haven’t read the entire book yet, but I started taking notes when he said, “80% of ideas that save money come from the frontline”. You may be saying, ‘Who doesn’t know that’”. But I would ask, then why does so much change come from the top down?
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Great Question: What is your organizations answer?

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"How Successful Leaders Build Teams That Thrive" - New at TanveerNaseer.com

"How Successful Leaders Build Teams That Thrive" - New at TanveerNaseer.com | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Excellent starting point.  Thanks for sharing Tanveer.

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The Ecology of Personal Growth | Unfolding Leadership

The Ecology of Personal Growth | Unfolding Leadership | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Despite the common belief in our separation, we evolve and transform together.
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Interesting POV on personal growth.  Let's digest and discuss.

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work — PsyBlog

10 Ways To Be Happier at Work — PsyBlog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Take control, fight little hassles, get fair pay, receive feedback and more…
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Some interesting data from the Psy world regarding being Happier at work.  Can't disagree with the list.

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Leadership is Unpredictable

Leadership is Unpredictable | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Food for thought!

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The Great Motivation Hoax

The Great Motivation Hoax | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
» The Great Motivation Hoax | "…on the shoulder of giants."
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Very true message, Motivating others is based in an environment that allows them to grow, express themselves and feel they are contributing.  There is NO silver bullet.

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The Essentialist Leader: Unforgettable | Exceptional | Remarkable | Switch and Shift

The Essentialist Leader: Unforgettable | Exceptional | Remarkable | Switch and Shift | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The desire to do something unforgettable, exceptional and remarkable is the fire that burns in the head and hearts of leaders who strive to create a better
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Interesting article from Irene Becher.  Well worth reading.

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7 Key Tools for Coaching Your Management Team - Tuts+ Business Article

7 Key Tools for Coaching Your Management Team - Tuts+ Business Article | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
In order to be a good coach to your team, you need to understand what coaching is all about. No, it's not a matter of taking over when a team member fails.
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Basic but good list of tools for use in your organization.

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Arianna Huffington: Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington: Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them advice, lots of advice.
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I love the message of redefining of success.  That is an excellent challenge for graduates but they need to ready for the resistence they will hit in the process.

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The CEO is the CCO - Chief Culture Officer

The CEO is the CCO - Chief Culture Officer | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
hether your business is large or small, if you are the CEO, you are also the CCO—the Chief Cultural Officer. Culture matters - it is what makes the difference between a thriving, profitable, and growing business and one that is lethargic and struggling. The CCO who takes on the creating...
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Does the average CEO accept this title?  Chances are no, but that can and must change.

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The case for almost never turning left while driving

The case for almost never turning left while driving | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Left-hands turns slow traffic, cause accidents and waste fuel. It's time to restrict them.
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Facinating tidbit but it makes perfect sense.  I have advocated this for a long time and had some very active discussions on the topic.  Most want to turn left just because they can, however the get frustrated with the time they sit waiting for the traffic to clear. This is where efficiency can be our friend.

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The 5 Attributes of High-Performing Employees

The 5 Attributes of High-Performing Employees | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Adding a new person to your workplace team is always a gamble. Usually you can’t tell by looking who will consistently deliver top-notch performances that make the entire team shine — as …
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Some excellent points from Laura Stack's book regarding the recognition of stars.  High performers can grow your company but ensuring their focus and accountability will take some monitoring. However, as she correctly points out appearances can be deceiving.

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