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Social Media……Really……I don’t have time for that….. - exploreB2B

 Social Media……Really……I don’t have time for that…..
In today’s busy world of fast moving news, technology and industry, one thing is becoming more and more apparent, and that is Social ...
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This article describes a great new tool for executives who have been reluctant to use social media for various reasons.  The tool is called Scredible.  Well worth investigating.  I am loving it.

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Well-being, employee engagement and ownership - Zealise Blog

Well-being, employee engagement and ownership   - Zealise Blog | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
All these massive benefits begin by simply recognising that employees are people and not resources.
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Another blog from my friend Bay in which he discusses well-being, engagement and ownership.  Good read.

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To succeed in business, identify who you can trust

To succeed in business, identify who you can trust | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Success in business unquestionably requires some willingness to cooperate with and have faith in others. The question is, how much faith and in whom?
Decades of scientific research have shown that people’s accuracy in deciding if another can be trusted tends to be only slightly better than chance. But this is not because trustworthiness is completely unpredictable. It is because the guidelines most of us use to make such predictions are flawed. We place too much emphasis on reputation and perceived confidence, ignoring the fact that human behaviour is always sensitive to context and can often be better assessed by our own intuition.
So when your company’s money and resources are on the line, how can you do a better job of gauging trustworthiness and thereby improve your likelihood of success? This article draws on emerging research to show how trustworthiness works and offers four points to keep in mind the next time you are deciding whether or not to do business with a new partner.

INTEGRITY CAN VARY

Most people use reputation as a proxy for integrity. However, contrary to common belief, integrity is not a stable trait: Someone who has been fair and honest in the past will not necessarily be fair and honest in the future.
To understand why, we need to abandon the notion that people wrestle with “good” and “evil” impulses. Except in cases of serious psychopathology, the mind does not work that way. Rather, it focuses on two types of gains: Short term and long term. And it is the trade-off between them that typically dictates integrity at any given moment. Individuals who break a trust may reap an immediate reward, but they reduce the likelihood of accumulating greater benefits from exchange and cooperation with the same partner in the future. Which outcome is better? It depends on the situation and the parties involved.
Take cheating. Claremont McKenna psychologist Piercarlo Valdesolo and I have conducted many experiments on the topic and one surprising (if disheartening) result we have found, time and again, is that 90 per cent of people — most of whom identify themselves as morally upstanding — will act dishonestly to benefit themselves if they believe they will not get caught. Why? Anonymity means no long-term cost will be exacted.

POWER DOES CORRUPT

Research by Dr Paul Piff, a social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley, suggests that indicators of socio-economic status can predict trustworthiness. It turns out increasing status and power go hand in hand with decreasing honesty and reliability.
A person’s honesty depends on his or her relative feelings of power — or vulnerability — not on how much he or she has in the bank.
When someone has a higher status than you, or even just thinks he does, his mind tells him that you need him more than he needs you. Consequently, he is more likely to satisfy short-term desires and worry less about the long-term consequences of being untrustworthy.
So when deciding whom to trust, you have to consider power differences, including new and temporary ones. If a potential collaborator has just been promoted or has landed a big deal, he might regard some relationships as less important. And although top firms often have great reputations, that does not mean they treat their small clients as well as their larger ones.

CONFIDENCE OFTEN MASKS INCOMPETENCE

Confidence is so alluring that we are often willing to trust anyone who expresses it, especially when money or other resources are at stake. But too often we mistake people’s self-confidence for true ability. What is the best way to assess competence?
Do your homework. Although reputation is not always a good indicator of integrity, it is a solid predictor of competence. That is because capabilities are relatively stable regardless of trade-offs in rewards and thus are not subject to a moral calculus. So when you perceive confidence in a company’s leaders, talk to current and previous employees, suppliers and customers to verify that it is warranted.

TRUSTING YOUR GUT

In a recent experiment with colleagues at Cornell and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we filmed people having a brief “get to know you” conversation either face-to-face or via online chat just before they played an economic game that pitted self-interest against cooperation.
Although the average level of cooperation was equal in both groups, people’s predictions for how fairly their partners would act when making monetary exchanges were significantly more accurate when they had previously interacted face-to-face. This meant that a trust-relevant signal had to exist.
To find out what it was, we compared sets of non-verbal cues we had collected from the recordings to see which of them predicted untrustworthy behaviour. We found that four of them — leaning away from a partner, crossing one’s arms, hand touching and face touching — were reliable indicators when occurring together. The more frequently an individual expressed all four cues, the more self-interest she showed by refusing to share profits with a partner. And the more times a partner saw her display those cues, the more the partner expected her to cheat.
Most interesting of all, the face-to-face participants had no awareness that they were using the cues to make inferences about trustworthiness; they had developed more accurate intuition without being able to say why.
These findings demonstrate that our minds come with built-in trust detectors. I suggest allowing your mind to arrive undisturbed at a judgment. Of course, you should not blindly trust your intuition. But you should use it as a valuable piece of information. Knowing the right cues to look for will also increase your accuracy, since you will be less influenced by common misperceptions about trust.
Is it better to trust than not? If you know nothing about potential partners’ situations and cannot interact with them face-to-face, the answer is probably yes. Most accepted models suggest that a bias towards trusting is better when you have no information to go on, as the gains from long-standing relationships tend to outweigh one-time losses.
But when you do have a sense of your counterpart’s situation and can connect face-to-face, you should dispel your notions about how trust works and remember these four rules above. © 2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corp

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and the author of The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More.
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Food for thought for those of us in Business.  Do we understand the basis of trust?  David provides some psychological insight that is very useful.

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8 Tasks Successful CEOs Do Before Work!

8 Tasks Successful CEOs Do Before Work! | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
When I was working in a large company, a question often poped-up here and there, was how it was possible to perform all the duties, company is placed upon us. The time never seemed enough, while the
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Interesting list from Takis regarding early morning rituals of CEO's.  Now we have seen a number of these in the past but this one gets a bit more detailed.  Worth scanning.

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The Internet of Things Ecosystem: The Value is Greater than the Sum of its “THINGS”

The Internet of Things Ecosystem: The Value is Greater than the Sum of its “THINGS” | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is more than just Glasses, smartphones and smartwatches. It’s more than just smart cars and cities and other “things” that are connected or understood by today’s usage …
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Every wonder what the potential of the IOT will be?  Here is one article with thoughts on that subject. Think Disruptively!

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Creating a Successful Work Culture For ALL Generations

Creating a Successful Work Culture For ALL Generations | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
During his many years of working with groups around the world, Stephen R. Covey (best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) had the incredible opportunity to personally …
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I have always advocated the companies role in generational diversity.  It seems that we tend to focus on what guru's are talking about most and relegate the remainder to pull up the rear.  Every generation has a place at the table.  I don't believe in a kid's table nor separating out the older generations.  Everyone should be contributing to the whole.

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Monique Nillessen's curator insight, April 9, 2014 4:44 AM

Een mooi artikel over dat ieders bijdrage belangrijk is!

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Social Media Is Changing How We Consume News, Say Former CNN Exec Steven Korn

Social Media Is Changing How We Consume News, Say Former CNN Exec Steven Korn | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The way people consume news is changing, and social media is driving that change, Steven Korn observes. Korn, former COO of CNN who has served at the helm of several newspapers, has been observing ch…
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Excellent article regarding social media and news.  I am with the 20 year olds on this one.  I have not read a newspaper in years.

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Questions Are Answers

Questions Are Answers | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it

ThaniksGreat questions change everything. Commands invite protection, resistance, and fault-finding. Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. There's a great question for every situation....

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Thanks Dan Rockwell.  These are critical questions we should be entertaining as needs arise or when we want to disrupt the status quo.

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101 Things To Never Say Again | Switch and Shift

101 Things To Never Say Again | Switch and Shift | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Language is the currency of human interaction. It matters – a lot, actually. What we say, including the words we choose to say it with, says everything about u
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Classic list is started, you can contribute.  19 of 101, 82 more to come. I agree with every one of them.  Great start Ted!

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Emergent Leadership Topples the Pyramid - Jesse Lyn Stoner

Emergent Leadership Topples the Pyramid - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Hierarchical structures are not as effective as we would like to believe. Too many people with the designated title of "leader" are not leading at all.
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Interesting POV that I really like.  Now this is easy to say but very difficult to implement based on ingrained habits, attitudes and politics.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:12 PM

Hierarchies are only one way - there are many!

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Choose Your Default Response to Everything

Choose Your Default Response to Everything | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
You aren't always proud of default responses. “When I feel on the spot,” a young leader said, “I freeze up. I don’t know what to do or say.” Image source Three defaults: Stress brings out default r...
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Excellent concept from Judith Glaser and Dan.  I concur that open curiosity is a great default response for leaders today.

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Trust Hero: Brad Katsuyama, on CBS 60 Minutes | Trusted Advisor

Trust Hero: Brad Katsuyama, on CBS 60 Minutes | Trusted Advisor | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys goes on sale at Amazon this morning, March 31. The headline, as he put it in Sunday's exquisitely timed CBS 60 Minutes
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Absolutely intriguing story regarding HFT or high frequency trading and trust.  Well worth the read and internalization.

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What is the Future of Work?

What is the Future of Work? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it

Social media is relentlessly chipping away at the power and control that companies and governments have long enjoyed almost exclusively over the rest of the world. Supply chains, talent management (hiring), customer service, product development, and just about every function of business is being transformed by things like 3D printing, social recruiting, customer care communities, crowdsourcing, to only name a few of the more important examples.


That’s not even looking at the macro changes (example: Arab Spring), in which digital/social is impacting the fabric of entire nations. In all of these cases, the power and control is shifting to the other side of the network, to what many now call the ‘edge’, where most of us are.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Interesting POV on the future of work.

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The Surprising Path to Authentic Impact

The Surprising Path to Authentic Impact | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The leader you pretend to be; saps vitality, limits potential, and drains fulfillment. You won’t let yourself be seen because you fear you aren't enough and others will reject you. In the end, all ...
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Some great thoughts on vulnerability for leaders from Dan Rockwell.



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Employee happiness – an elusive quest?

Employee happiness – an elusive quest? | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
HC looks beyond the traditional HR ‘engagement’ theory to investigate the science behind happiness at work and the limitations of the effect of HR practices on individual employee engagement. The results could surprise you.
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Find it interesting that we are beginning to see the words happiness and engagement used in similar context today.

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Why the fuss over ethics? It's all about trust | Guest Opinion | Boulder County Business Report

Why the fuss over ethics? It's all about trust | Guest Opinion | Boulder County Business Report | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming's Institute for Marketplace Trust will officially roll out its BBB Center for Character Ethics at the 16th annual BBB Torch Awards for Ethics on April 30 at the Lincoln Center in Fort
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Great discussion of trust in ligh of BBB's UncommonSense platform.  Just an overview so don't expect details.

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Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today

Leadership For the Future? It Means Boldly Tackling Challenges Today | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Well thought out approach to this topic buy Laura Stack.  Thanks for sharing Laura, great food for thought.

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Relationship Science Teams Up with New York Stock Exchange

Relationship Science Teams Up with New York Stock Exchange | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
This exclusive edition of the RelSci service will provide NYSE listed
issuers the ability to identify and leverage their relationships with
over three million influential decision makers at over one million
organizations modeled out in the platform. The RelSci platform is
designed to help organizations leverage the relationships and
connections of its employees, boards and executives to acquire new
clients, retain existing clients, enhance relations with existing
investors, identify new investors or strategic partners, and for
strategic data-driven planning.
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Interesting announcement by RelSci.  Will this enhance relationships or strain them?

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Management Mumbo Jumbo: Words Leaders Use to Shun Accountability

Management Mumbo Jumbo: Words Leaders Use to Shun Accountability | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Words can clarify or confuse. A favorite pastime of mine is to watch politicians or corporate CEOs squirm when asked straightforward questions on sensitive issues. Accountability can be …
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How often have we heard these phrases?  How often have we used these phrases?  Great reminder that accountability can be tough!

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Six Tips You Can Use for Meeting Deadlines -

Six Tips You Can Use for Meeting Deadlines - | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Meeting deadlines can be the difference between receiving a promotion or getting fired. Follow these six steps to meeting deadlines and you'll be just fine.
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Basic principles yet can't tell you how many times we forget or ignore numbers 1, 3 and 4, then worry about scrambling at th end.

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"Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50" - New at TanveerNaseer.com

"Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50" - New at TanveerNaseer.com | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
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Very interesting insights from Stuart Crainer, founder of Thinkers50 as posted on Tanveer Naseer's blog.  Will challenge your thinking.

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Why leadership-development programs fail | McKinsey & Company

Why leadership-development programs fail | McKinsey & Company | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Some interesting insight on leadership development form McKinsey.  Very valid points but sometimes we forget the human factor.

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14 Crazy Skyscrapers From The Future, Designed To Solve Real Problems

14 Crazy Skyscrapers From The Future, Designed To Solve Real Problems | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The skyline in 50 years will be full of buildings that are more than just stacks of offices: These designs fight fires, recycle plastic, and suck...
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This is out of the box thinking!  Disruptive is the objective.  Feasible? Not today but maybe in the future.

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If You've Ever Felt You Stepped Into The Twilight Zone In A Meeting, This Video Will Speak To You

If You've Ever Felt You Stepped Into The Twilight Zone In A Meeting, This Video Will Speak To You | Executive Coaching Growth | Scoop.it
The term 'red line' implies the color of the line to be red. To draw a red line with green ink is--if not impossible, it's pretty close to being...
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Unfortunately, I have been there.  How many of us can relate?  From both sides?  Wow, this makes you think.

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Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution

Civilizations have clashed in an unexpected way this year, as ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter knocked down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya—and are threatening absolute rule in Syria. A so-called Arab spring brought waves of liberation to a long-oppressed region. Something similar is happening in more democratic countries. [...]
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Very interesting article, worth reading

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