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The Power of a Grateful Leader

The Power of a Grateful Leader | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
How would you like to go to work every day never feeling appreciated? How long would it be before you stopped trying? How long would it take for you to quit?

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There is great power in authentic gratitude!

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(From the article): Expressing gratitude effectively is an art form. If done correctly, gratitude generates positive energy that benefits the employee, you, and your organization as a whole. Gratitude doesn’t have to be extravagant as long as it’s sincere. 

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Employee recognition must be done properly

Employee recognition must be done properly | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
My company is considering implementing an employee recognition program. Do these really work?
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Great ideas for recognition. Simple and easy to accomplish. Tough to keep focused.

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Skype Solves The Biggest Problem With Notifications

Skype Solves The Biggest Problem With Notifications | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
But can their solution scale to other platforms? That could be tricker.
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Unique approach but I wish they could provide better stability for the network.  Generally love the product but there are times when the connections are poor.

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Tackling The Real Unemployment Rate: 12.6%

Tackling The Real Unemployment Rate: 12.6% | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Imagine being served your poolside drinks by a lawyer, or getting your chicken sandwich delivered by an experienced marketing professional. The first is a friend of mine, the second my waitress a few weeks ago. Both lost jobs due to economic downturns at their organizations. Both took available work to [...]
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It is about time we make changes in how we report unemployment in this country.  It is the only way we can address the issues and provide solutions.

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Has Innovation Become A Four-Letter Word?

Has Innovation Become A Four-Letter Word? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Has "Innovation" become a four-letter word inside your company? Creating a culture of innovation from scratch isn't easy. Transforming an existing culture is even harder.
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Some great insight on innovation and culture. @stndardoftrust @natschooler
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11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People http://ow.ly/ACvDqFiled under: Learning
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Always look to improve!
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Beware Employee Engagement Hyperbole! - Zealise Blog

Beware Employee Engagement Hyperbole!  - Zealise Blog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
At the end of the day employees are people and employee engagement is ultimately about nothing more than how best to deal with your people; by treating them as human beings. After all, as Conant clarified, they are what ultimately determine your success.
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Good discussion - Thanks for sharing Bay!

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The John Maxwell Company

The John Maxwell Company | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Some very good points that support the concept of Proactive Win-Win attitudes.


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Kryptonite: The Thing That Weakens Leadership

Kryptonite: The Thing That Weakens Leadership | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Kryptonite is mythical material from Krypton that drains Superman of his superpowers. Kryptonite: The belief that self-evaluation trumps the evaluation of those directly impacted by your leadership...
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What is your Kryptonite?  Another great post from Dan Rockwell.

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Work fatigue sets in just eight weeks after a holiday, finds survey - People Management Magazine Online

Human resources jobs, news & events
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Another great snippet from the UK regarding time off. If the numbers reflect the attitude there how much worse are the US numbers. 

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Help Employees Think on Their Feet

When employees don’t have enough information about projects or goals, the fog of indecision can settle in – people make the wrong decisions, or no decisions at all.
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Great insights.
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The First Robot That Behaves Like a Human

RoboThespian is the first commercial robot that can hold eye contact, tell a joke, and perform "Singin' in the Rain."
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Interesting POV on robots.
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The John Maxwell Company

The John Maxwell Company | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Another simple yet good exercise idea from John Maxwell.  Helps leaders to focus.

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When Our Workplace Culture Is On Fire - TalentCulture

When Our Workplace Culture Is On Fire - TalentCulture | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Keep your workplace culture safe from fire-breathing dragon leaders with these tips from TalentCulture.
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Excellent article on the importance of culture fit.  While I believe RoundPegg can provide some good insight it takes an exceptional set of leaders to get it to work well.

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5 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Work Success | Quickbooks

5 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Work Success | Quickbooks | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The human brain is one of the most powerful instruments in the world (simulating a single second of human brain activity would require almost 83,000 processors). We have the ingenuity to build civilizations, feed billions of people and form organized societies governed by a common set of laws. In spite of its cleverness, our brain (being …
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Interesting point of view.  What do you think?

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5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview

5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A boss can literally, make or break your career. Here are five ways to spot the bad ones before they become yours. A great boss can make you feel engaged and empowered at work, will keep you out of unnecessary office politics, and can identify and grow your strengths. But a [...]
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Food for thought!

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Asking for Advice Makes You Seem Smarter

Asking for Advice Makes You Seem Smarter | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Get over your misplaced fear of seeking help.
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Excellent article and great insights for all leaders.  Please forward so others can read.

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The Startup That's Spawning a New Generation of Startups

Like Paypal before it, Palantir is shaping up to be one of Silicon Valley's most productive incubators for entrepreneurs.
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Some great insights into a new generation of the future of startups.
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Take Mentoring to the Next Level

Take Mentoring to the Next Level | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Every great leader I’ve talked with had mentors that changed them. 26 years ago, Jeremie Kubicek’s was Hance Dilbeck.
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Food for thought! @standardof trust @Danvforbes
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8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Negative Thoughts — PsyBlog

8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Negative Thoughts — PsyBlog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Research shows that thought suppression doesn’t work, so how can you cast out irritating repetitive thoughts?
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Some interesting points to ponder regarding negative thoughts. What works for you?


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Dunkin’ Donuts And Starbucks: A Tale Of Two Coffee Marketing Giants

Dunkin’ Donuts And Starbucks: A Tale Of Two Coffee Marketing Giants | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts are two very different, and successful marketers. Here, a look at how each coffee powerhouse built and evolved its brand.
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A great look at the difference between the marketing of two excellent companies.  

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Like Clock Work -

Like Clock Work - | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
We are organized people. We appreciate it when life runs smoothly, efficiently, and regularly; like clock work. We take comfort from our ability to foresee challenges and plan our way around them. We enjoy feeling that we have taken everything into consideration, that we are doing a good job. Few things frustrate me more than …
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I love the concept of resetting our clocks.  It is so important to stay active and vigilant in today's business world.

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Attitude of young job candidates ‘more important’ than academic scores - People Management Magazine Online

Attitude of young job candidates ‘more important’ than academic scores
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Excellent discussion from the UK regarding attitude hiring of young applicants.  Would like to see a similar study here, especially based on MBA requirements.

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The Case for Playing Nice: Collaboration (Even With Competitors) Can Pay Dividends

You don't always see eye-to-eye with everyone, but that doesn't mean you should ignore the competition.
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Excellent article on collaboration.
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The Danger of Conviction

The Danger of Conviction | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
What do you do if you can no longer live with the doubt...? You try to cure yourself. And the best cure for doubt is over-conviction. ~ Richard Holloway (2013) As a Scot, I have been intrigued by t...
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Interesting discussion on convictions.  While based in the UK, the same attitude seems to apply here. Convictions do not leaders make!

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Top 10 Myths About Introverts That Simply Aren’t True

Top 10 Myths About Introverts That Simply Aren’t True | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
They aren't true!
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What do you think? Are you an extrovert or introvert?

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