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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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10 Ways To Create Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing

10 Ways To Create Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Creating shareable content boils down to understanding your audience. Here are some powerful ways to create contagious content that begs to be shared
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Some Great insights on blogging and content generation.  Worth reading for all leaders who are using social media.

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'I'm Not That Sort Of Person' -- Why Your Self-Imposed Limitations Don't Have To Stick

'I'm Not That Sort Of Person' -- Why Your Self-Imposed Limitations Don't Have To Stick | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
I was sitting in a coffee shop scratching my head for something to write about this week, when I noticed that there seemed to be job interview going on in the opposite corner. Either that or she was talking to a headhunter about a possible move. She was a television [...]
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Some excellent insights from Alastair.  Worth reading and engaging by all leaders regardless of level.

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Insights – the Raw Material for Big Ideas

Insights – the Raw Material for Big Ideas | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“There is actually a front end to the front end of innovation. Before you start ideating, you need a set of really novel strategic insights. These are like the raw material out of which exciting innovation breakthroughs are built.”
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The Pros and Cons of Customer Monogamy

Aligning yourself with one big customer isn't necessarily a recipe for disaster. But a lopsided relationship with that customer is.
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There really are pro's and con's to this arrangement.
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Richard Branson Reveals Why Virgin Will Never Go Bankrupt

How the famous entrpreneur managed to salvage the Virgin brand after the company's stores failed in North America.
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How I Got Zapped, or 3 Keys to Zappos Cultural Success

How I Got Zapped, or 3 Keys to Zappos Cultural Success | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“Last week, I had the privilege of taking a behind the scenes tour of Zappos and speaking with several of their top leaders.”
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2 Zappos in one week! Earlier this week at an HR forum, I met someone who had a tour of Zappos a few weeks earlier. They came away full of praise for their management approach - especially their open attitute to empowerment. Is their approach a step too far? While it may look very open and flexible, it is quite bureacratic with it's 'circles' . I worry that it is great for those who shout loudly, but not so good for the introverts (or even those who hate loud music).

 

Or do you think you could implement it in your company?

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Why Risk Takers do Better in Business and Life

Playing it safe often isn't in your best interest. Here's why.
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5 Easy Ways to Promote Internal Advocacy and Retain Top Talent

Your company is only as good as your employees. Here are 5 things you can do to build the culture of excellence.
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On Leadership and People, Process and Production

On Leadership and People, Process and Production | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Regular readers know that I try to help both newcomers and experienced project management practitioners and other leaders to achieve above average results using what they have at their disposal. Be...
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This project management idea works well with all leadership.  People, Process and Product are key to all leadership functions.  Totally agree with the people section - EVERYBODY is IMPORTANT!  Does require Authentic and Transparent Connection however to really be successful.

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Why You Must Lie On Job Interviews And What You Must Lie About | LinkedIn

Why You Must Lie On Job Interviews And What You Must Lie About | LinkedIn | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Interesting POV.  What do you think? Do some questions really force us to lie to satisfy the image the company is seeking us to fill?

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What Every Husband Wants

What Every Husband Wants | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
What Every Husband Wants Every husband wants what every wife also wants – to be loved, honored and respected. A husband may not say it; he may not be able to say it, but that’s what he truly wants. A message for wives… From when you first met, through to the end of the honeymoon...
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Applies to people in general.  Read this with that in mind.  Every employee wants exactly the same thing to be engaged.

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Employee Engagement Doesn't Seem To Be Getting Better

Employee Engagement Doesn't Seem To Be Getting Better | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
I recently presented to a group of CEOs and asked them what their biggest challenges were at the moment. There were several answers, but without exception each one of them had problems retaining staff.  They all agreed that it was costing the company millions a year in reduced productivity, recruitment and [...]
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Interesting POV on engaging employees.  She does highlight one of the keys to developing better engagement but it must be authentic and empowering, not just a process.

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LinkedIn's Data Science Secret: Your Hidden Org Chart

LinkedIn's Data Science Secret: Your Hidden Org Chart | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
LinkedIn does more than help find sales leads or job candidates: It's also a Rosetta stone for corporate hierarchies.
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Interesting insights from LinkedIn.  #WDYTT

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[New Post] How to Stay Focused for a Major Project

[New Post] How to Stay Focused for a Major Project | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Some great insights from Michael.

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Organizational Trust Week #2

Organizational Trust Week #2 | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“ Without trust people give up on relationships and leave organizations.”
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Richard Branson on Challenges: It's More Fun Being David Than Goliath

The audacious entrepreneur talks about Virgin's biggest challenges, and what he learned from both successes and failures.
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​Numbers Show Apple Shareholders Have Already Gotten Plenty

​Numbers Show Apple Shareholders Have Already Gotten Plenty | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Carl Icahn is at it again. On Oct. 9, armed with about 1% of Apple’s outstanding stock, the hedge-fund activist published an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, urging him to accelerate the company’s stock repurchases by making a tender offer.
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Will be interesting to see what Apple does.
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The Dark Side of Efficient Markets

The Dark Side of Efficient Markets | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
“It is generally accepted that efficiency represents the optimal, aspirational state for any market.”
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What's the Lifetime Value of Your Customers?

The longterm value of advertising dollars doesn't have to be a mystery.
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Forgotten metric.
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Why Amazon Is Testing an Offline Store

Plenty of e-commerce startups already know that a bricks-and-mortar strategy pays off. What will it do for Amazon? (Hint: more data.)
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The ten things the best leaders never say

The ten things the best leaders never say | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning," wrote Mark Twain.
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Very good list of things not to say to your employees.  It is important that we, as leaders, recognize the power in our words.  This happens in both positive and negative ways.  Do you want to motivate or demotivate.

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Five Common Beliefs that Sabotage Sincere Leaders

Five Common Beliefs that Sabotage Sincere Leaders | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Wrong beliefs sabotage sincere leaders. Sincerity doesn't compensate for ignorance.   You sincerely adopt beliefs and practices that block success. Everyone does. With time and reflection you ...
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Another Tidbit from Dan that really hits the mark.  So often leaders are overwhelmed by one or more of these beliefs.

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13 Things Not to Do at a Networking Event, Ever

13 Things Not to Do at a Networking Event, Ever | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
You can't always avoid bad networkers, but you can certainly avoid being one.
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Excellent networking insights.  These are things to remember when you network.

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Shaping a Successful Culture? You Start With Purposeful Leadership

Shaping a Successful Culture? You Start With Purposeful Leadership | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Culture is a powerful force and culture-shaping efforts fail for many key reasons. But what makes them succeed? What makes some culture-change efforts successful where others become simply …
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I agree with Dr. Larry Senn on this topic but I would also add the word intentional to the formula.

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Here’s The Focus Test You Won’t See In Class

Here’s The Focus Test You Won’t See In Class | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Are you out of focus? Find out how your ability to focus is affecting your life by taking this very simple and creative test.
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Interesting exercise! Fun at best but point it correct.

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