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Career Conversations: Leaders, Are You Getting It Right?

Career Conversations: Leaders, Are You Getting It Right? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
As a leader, how effective are the one-to-one career conversations you have with your employees? If you’re thinking “what career conversations?” you might be setting the HR department up for its ne...
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Excellent overview of having career discussions with employees.  This is an area where many appraisal processes are failing. It is worth the time.

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While leaders ought to be concerned about the effectiveness of their followers especially with regard to followers' capacity to carry out current and future assignments,  organizations have managers whose primary focus ought to be managing performance and careers to ensure an engaged and productive  workforce. 

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How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement | Switch and Shift

How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement | Switch and Shift | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Recent research on engagement shows that high engagement drives financial results. Additionally, the notion of engagement has come to encompass more than just
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Some great insights on communications. The last two questions are the most critical but the others establish the foundation.

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The Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors

The Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Mentoring ignites boldness by answering doubt with relational learning.  4 qualities of great mentors: #1. Humility: The guide isn’t the star of the show. Fight the urge toward self-importance.  Fe...
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Another tidbit from Dan Rockwell. Mentoring is a much need role in today's business world but it so often goes unfilled.  People are afraid to commit, what do you think?

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No More Working Late: At The End Of Each Day, This Office Disappears

No More Working Late: At The End Of Each Day, This Office Disappears | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Work-life balance by design: At 6 PM, the desks retract up to the ceiling, making room for creative community uses and keeping staff from working too...
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Interesting concept; if you have a building and some great vision, the opportunity is there.  Can be a great addition to smaller communities.

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The Nature of Trust

The Nature of Trust | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
In my work, I help organizations understand the nature of trust and how to obtain more of it. One observation I've made over the years is that people tend to visualize trust in pretty narrow terms,...
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Great discussion on Trust from The Trust Ambassador. Love his list of 8  categories of trust but he also points out there are many more. There is NO Silver Bullet for Trust.

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IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training

IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
IBM has initiated a new training program that will result in a 10% pay cut for participating employees.
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Interesting approach to skills training.  What are your thoughts on this very hot topic? I believe there is a better way to handle this.

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23 Incredibly Successful People Who Failed At First

23 Incredibly Successful People Who Failed At First | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
These icons of entertainment, science, business, and art overcame great adversity to change the world.
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Need some inspiration in today's market place.  You can succeed after failure.  

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The Leader's Influence

The Leader's Influence | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A recent 24/7 Wall Street article shared the top six-figure jobs in the US. Surprising (to me), six of the ten entries were managers of people. Managing people is a big responsibility, with a huge ...
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Some great insight for leaders from S. Chris Edmonds.  Interesting data included in article.

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The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google's Newest Star Outsmart Apple? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone. Here, a look inside his design revolution.
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Will be interesting to see if Tony can remain innovative with Google in the background searching for a statement from his company.  His style definitely fits the Google mantra but will the pressure to produce cut the process apart?

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Why Incentive Schemes Are No Substitute For Leadership (And May Actually Undermine It)

Why Incentive Schemes Are No Substitute For Leadership (And May Actually Undermine It) | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Thinking back to my days as a turnaround specialist helping companies out of trouble, I am struck by how much of that trouble was self-inflicted. Consider this, for example. In a manufacturing company, I found the purchasing manager , Laura, about to place an order for four years' forecast usage of [...]
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Scary that something like Alastair mentions could happen but it does everyday somewhere.  Do you understand the full implications of your incentive programs?

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The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A 2x2 matrix plots them out.
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Which industry is your company in and how do you deal with uncertainty?  Good data but not really surprising.  The key is building an innovative culture.

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10 Things I Hate About Leadership - Joseph Lalonde

10 Things I Hate About Leadership - Joseph Lalonde | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Leadership is great and all but there's some things I hate about leadership. What about you? Do you ever find yourself hating your position of leadership?
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Interesting POV on leadership from Joseph LaLonde.  How you deal with these topics will determine how successful you are as a leader. Understanding the value of other people will help in each case.

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Does Leadership Defines Culture? | Leadership Principles

Does Leadership Defines Culture? | Leadership Principles | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Some great insights in this article.  Love the question in the last paragraph.  What do you think.

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Adaptive Intelligence: Your Organization’s Cultural Operating System

Adaptive Intelligence: Your Organization’s Cultural Operating System | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
  “This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new operating system.” ~Paul Hawken Pressure Test Here is a quick test to help you unde...
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Great discussion but it will need to be digested.


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Proud employees foster engagement

Proud employees foster engagement - No employee will be an effective advocate if he or she doesn’t feel pride - Torben Rick
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Excellent post from Torben Rick from 2012.  Still relevant today if not even more so in terms of fostering engagement.  Purpose is critical to raise engagement levels.

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13 Things to Do on a Conference Call

13 Things to Do on a Conference Call | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Chances are good you've become adept at working remotely and taking part in conferences from your home or mobile offices. Chances are even better you've discovered creative ways to multitask. However, if you need some inspiration, check out these 13 real-world examples of workers who live on the edge during conference calls.
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Tongue in cheek slideshow of 13 things you probably don't want to do on conference calls. Be socially credible and authentic.  Participate, be present.

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The Infusion Group: Business Security - The Next Generation Emerges - YouTube

Overcoming the Challenges in a Modern World of Work. The Infusion Group™ brings moderated expert panelists Mr. Michael Sprayberry, Director, North Carolina E...
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Interesting discussion of Business Security as the next generation emerges.  Facilitated by my friend Felix Nater. Panel is from North Carolina but principles apply everywhere. 

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Innovation for Your Company? TLG - Thoughts

Innovation for Your Company? TLG - Thoughts | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
At TLG we strive for innovation and creative thought so this short discussion provides some thoughts on the basics.
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Here I talk about innovation options for your company and how you can make it happen.  Hope you enjoy.

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How to Bring Sustainable Change to Your Organizational Culture and more for 09/15/2014

How to Bring Sustainable Change to Your Organizational Culture and more for 09/15/2014 | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Excellent discussion on bringing sustainable change to an organization.  Well worth the read.

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In Building Trust, Shoes Go On Last- Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™

In Building Trust, Shoes Go On Last- Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™ | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Totally agree with this concept. It really applies today in our hyper-connected world.

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5 Questions to Create a Compelling Purpose for Change | Switch and Shift

5 Questions to Create a Compelling Purpose for Change | Switch and Shift | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
If your change process lacks purpose, you are lost. You won’t know where you are going and you may not even know how to get there. If your purpose lacks
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Some great insights from Emily Axelrod.  Questions are worth asking in any situation where change is needed.

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IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: Three Ways Companies Can Convert To Cloud Computing

IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: Three Ways Companies Can Convert To Cloud Computing | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The world we work and socialize in has changed dramatically, with cloud, mobile and social technologies defining how we interact with colleagues, clients, friends and the world at large. More and more, these technologies also are changing the way we engage with the companies we do business with -- such as banks, retailers, airlines or automakers -- and, just as importantly, how they engage with us.
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Interesting POV from IBM on Cloud computing.  I agree with their three concepts even if you are not ready for cloud today.

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The Power and Freedom of Focus

The Power and Freedom of Focus | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Life without focus is thin. Unfocused leaders drive everyone crazy including themselves. Chasing shiny objects frees at first, but loses it’s luster with the passage of time. Exhaustion and frustra...
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Great discussion on Focus from Dan.  What do you think?

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The Surprising Effect of Little Daily Hassles On Your Long-Term Health — PsyBlog

The Surprising Effect of Little Daily Hassles On Your Long-Term Health — PsyBlog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
What’s more likely to kill you: little hassles or major stressful life events?
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Seems obvious but what do you think about this concept?  How do you cope with these type of hassles?

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Contextual Intelligence & The Future of Work

Contextual Intelligence & The Future of Work | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Interesting perspective from Jennifer Sertl.  What do you think?  Personally I think she has a point.

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The Creative Benefits of Boredom

The Creative Benefits of Boredom | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Two new studies show how tedium fosters brilliance.
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Interesting POV, what do you think?

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