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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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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 4, 2014 8:45 AM

I post a lot of topics on Trust its a hot topic today. Moving forward in  global fast paced every chaining world requires trust and lots of it.

You really control the experience you give to others daily... choose to build trusting work environment

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The greatest flaw in executive coaching programs

The greatest flaw in executive coaching programs | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“They tend to benefit the participants but not the larger organization as a whole”
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There is some truth to this thought, however I cannot see them separated. Both the individual and the company should benefit.
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Avoid wasting money on technology with these tips

Avoid wasting money on technology with these tips | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“To effectively implement new technologies at your company, you must sufficiently prepare your employees.”
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Some scary numbers but I have seen them in reality. Sad.
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The Most Important Leadership Idea, Today

The Most Important Leadership Idea, Today | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A young leader asked, “What's the most important leadership idea?” He wants the down and dirty truth. The one thing. Honestly, my answer changes. This time I said, “Leadership is about understandin...
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Another great insight from Dan Rockwell. This is so basic but we so often forget.

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Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 17, 7:37 AM

The first step that is the most important too ...

Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 17, 2:29 PM

WORTH THE READ

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8 signs your workplace culture needs a reboot

8 signs your workplace culture needs a reboot | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Wellness programs are a standard offering at many companies but if your workplace culture is bad, all those step challenges and healthy eating campaigns aren t going to do your employees much good. Here are eight red flags that indicate your workplace culture might need some work.
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Some very intriguing thoughts about what indicates workplace culture needs a revival.  I agree with them all and could add a few more. What do you think?

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Achieving Greatness: A Not Impossible Goal!

Achieving Greatness: A Not Impossible Goal! | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Ownership will help your people personalise success and fulfilment within the context or their work lives and thus more likely to optimise their contribution to the organisation. While it might not make them great, it will help them feel part of something worthwhile. You simply need to remember that, “The more fulfilled people you have the more successful they will feel. And the more successful people your organisation has, the more successful your organisation will be.” Perhaps even great!
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Giving some level of ownership to employees will improve their engagement and productivity.  The key is how you do that.

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As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise

As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Craigslist is one of the largest marketplaces on the Internet today, but as we see it, not for long. Over the last several years, we’ve watched businesses..

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, LaMont Price
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I always find it interesting when someone writes about the demise of a niche or company. While the underlying concepts are probably correct it usually does not anticipate the human spirit to survive. Craigslist may have to change from a generalist platform to a specialized niche.

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Soft Skills at Work: Show gratitutde

Soft Skills at Work: Show gratitutde | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A few months ago, Gary Palmieri with C & G Chem-Dry in Odenton, cleaned the carpets in my home. Palmieri owns the franchise with his wife, Alisa.
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I really like this article. They talk about gratitude not being a job thing but rather a life thing. I totally concur on this point. Well worth reiterating daily.

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How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough

How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The choices we make every day determine how resilient we can be when things go wrong. Discover the secret to thriving in challenging times.
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I totally agree with Lolly on this article. All of the points are worth considering for your business today.

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Digital marketing and death of a B2B salesman

Digital marketing and death of a B2B salesman | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Those touchy-feely relationships with salespeople are giving way to researching choosing and purchasing products over the Web. Digital marketers are claiming the customer relationship, including the sales conversion, and that will cost an estimated one million B2B sales jobs.
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Interesting discussion of the death of the b2b salesman. Yes, there are signs this is going to happen sometime in the future but more importantly, the point I see many missing is that sales involves everyone.  It's is no longer a sales role only, nor will it be marketing's role only, we have to embrace a very proactive and holistic point of view that says everyone within a company has a sales role as part of his/her duties. Since we are becoming more relationship based, every customer facing role should be part of sales, support roles behind the scenes make the other roles becoming more efficient therefore they have an indirect sales role.  Focus on selling the company brand not just the products or services.

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3 ways to improve your company's talent health

3 ways to improve your company's talent health | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The head of talent development and engagement, DAL Group stresses on the need to add a human touch within HR's daily responsibilities.
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Basic message but bears repeating in leadership circles. What do you think?

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What Do Workers Want from the Boss?

What Do Workers Want from the Boss? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
A new report from Gallup finds that employees wish their bosses guided them on goals and took interest in their personal lives.
Ron McIntyre's insight:

Some great insights into leadership. I have said for a long time that it is about communications and connecting. As discussed in a prior article we need to build community and that starts will small groups.

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Susanne Alwart's curator insight, April 11, 12:30 PM

Wer hätte das gedacht ;-))

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Senior Vice President at MGM Resorts Gives 3 Life-changing Ways to use Feedback

Senior Vice President at MGM Resorts Gives 3 Life-changing Ways to use Feedback | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
I interviewed the Senior Vice President at MGM Resorts, Kelly Litster, to find out the strategy they used to make the difference. She said one word that stood out to me: feedback.
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Understanding and using feedback to grow is critical in today's business world. So often we mask it under the Satisfaction banner and then try to force the results. You really want to education on how to provide great feedback, then teach how to accept feedback then make the proper adjustments as a result. This has a foundation in communications so be prepared.

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Delighting in the possible | McKinsey & Company

Delighting in the possible | McKinsey & Company | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it

Habits of mind
Uncertainty can’t be solved with pat procedures; it takes new habits of mind to lead the possible. In our experience, three such habits stretch the capabilities of leaders and help them not only to lead the possible but also to delight in it. ~ McKinsey


Via David Hain
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I agree with David Hain's comment. It really is time to change our leadership models. The future will require some new ways of looking at the world and our relationships within this world. Small thinking is so old school. However, we must learn from our mistakes not ignore them.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 8, 5:24 AM

In a complex world, maybe we have to change our model of leadership?

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 10, 1:10 AM

I like the graphic and the article. I highly recommend Benjamin and Rosamund Zander's book The Art of Possibility

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Not Taking A Lunch Break Is Psychologically Bad For You. Here's Why.

Not Taking A Lunch Break Is Psychologically Bad For You. Here's Why. | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
If you're not taking a lunch break, your creativity is probably suffering. This might seem obvious, but now there's research to back it up. And it doesn't even matter what you eat, or if you eat at all; what's important is that you physically step away from your workspace to recharge.
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I have advocated this for years but so many are fearful of missing that call, text or IM. The key is that the break allows you to breath and relax.  That's what is important. I also suggest taking one 5 minute break each hour, just stand up and walk around.

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Leadership By Virtue: Leadership and “happy” organization

Leadership By Virtue: Leadership and “happy” organization | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“How often have we heard that people are the biggest asset of a company? They, on the other hand, are costs.”
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While somewhat idealist, I do agree with Jaro in that we need to strive for improvement in these areas.
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Social Selling And The Social Enterprise: From Fantasy To Reality

Social Selling And The Social Enterprise: From Fantasy To Reality | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Many organizations are experiencing frustration with the concept of the “social enterprise.” On paper, the prospects seem so tantalizing, but when it comes to execution, very few companies have b…
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An interesting discussion of social selling. If you are looking for a quick fix you will be disappointed.

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training 12

training 12 | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
As the recession has eased its clutch on the economy, companies are reinvesting in employee training. Their options range from weekslong leadership development programs to quick sessions over lunch at the office.
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Here is an example of a company in Tennessee investing in its people by offering training in "SOFT SKILLS". I love it! The fact that they have proactively taken on this task is commendable. We can do the same thing in this market: call me or send me an email http://transformativeleadership.us/Contact.html

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The Perfect Deadly Storm: Corporate Silence

The Perfect Deadly Storm: Corporate Silence | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The Lufthansa plane crash serves as a reminder: Leaders must encourage openness in their organizations.
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An excellent article on a subject that many leaders don't want to discuss. Yes, we do have "cones" of silence in may companies today. Contrary to being open and transparent, they retreat behind walls of silence. Take the questions to heart that are asked in this article.

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Tips to Control Your Emotions or Anger in Office

Tips to Control Your Emotions or Anger in Office | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
It is very common, especially at workplaces, to find your colleague slamming the door and getting out of the boss’ room or yelling at co-workers and uttering words that hurt the feelings and sentim...
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While this article was written to an audience in India, it has some very relevant insights for every market place. Some very subtle suggestions. I especially like the last one: Learn to Forgive and Forget!

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, April 12, 11:22 PM

Preventing negative reactions is in your own hands. Don’t let your emotions control you. Some effective tips to quick cooling down are as follows:

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How Leaders Anticipate Sudden Changes

How Leaders Anticipate Sudden Changes | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Developing this crucial ‘seeing things early’ side of your strategic leadership is not about becoming a great predictor of the future. What it comes down to is sparking and fine-tuning your alertness to early warning signals of change......
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Interesting POV.

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Business Growth Starts With Empathy

Business Growth Starts With Empathy | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Four ways to use a design thinking principle to sustain business growth.
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Agree with the author. Somewhat simplistic but the major point is correct.

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Leadership By Virtue: Pushing hands

Leadership By Virtue: Pushing hands | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
‘Pushing hands’ or ‘tui shou’ is a two-person training routines in T'ai Chi Ch'uan, one of Chinese martial arts (described in: Tai chi in the leadership world -1. It is a routine where both partners improve sensitivity, psychical and physical abilities.
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Interesting insights from Jaro. Now to many, it may seem that this is a bit outside the norm and I would probably agree but there are some great truths in this article.

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Soft Skills Matter: Can They Be Taught?

Soft Skills Matter: Can They Be Taught? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Your employee training program might cover the practical skills your staff needs to do their jobs, but it's just as important to improve soft skills like work ethic and a good attitude.
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Soft Skills will make a big difference in business if we let them. The key is learning by doing and living the skills.

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Don Sturgill's curator insight, April 12, 10:17 PM

"It's like parenting — your children don't do what you say, they do what you do."

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Meet DJ Patil: Obama’s Big Data dude

Meet DJ Patil: Obama’s Big Data dude | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
DJ Patil, who Obama recently added to the growing roster of Silicon Valley-bred digerati, is responsible for nothing short of harnessing the extraordinary power of the federal government’s hundreds of thousands of data sets.
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I love his attitude and passion about data. He has some great ideas but people's attitudes will have to change for him to implement much of what he discusses.

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A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement!

A Radical New Approach to Employee Engagement! | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
In my new book Triggers, I propose a radical new approach to employee engagement. To me, this new approach is the "other half of the equation", the missing piece, the thing that we've been overlooking that could change the business landscap...
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Not sure I would label this a "New" approach but Marshall is right it is radical. Many places today, companies are trying to drive down employee engagement programs and typically that doesn't work. The key is transparency, communications and authenticity of the entire eco-system. No hidden agenda, no clouded expectations, no disrespect allowed.

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