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Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking?
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Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List

Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you were given a few years to live, how would your life change? More importantly, what would you stop doing? (What do you need to *stop* doing?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 11, 1:58 AM

If we can't alter 24 hours in every day, we need to stop doing some stuff to make more time for important stuff!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 12:28 PM

I prefer a to be list. Who am I becoming today? That seems like a very important question.

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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Revisiting Maslow’s hierarchy.
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What Generation Z Is Telling Us About Leadership

What Generation Z Is Telling Us About Leadership | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

If you want a glimpse of the future of technology and its impact on society, study how younger generations interact with one another today. While everyone is talking about Millennials these days, there’s another, potential more disruptive generation behind them…Generation Z.


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Susan Taylor's curator insight, July 7, 2:39 PM

Generation Z -- Digital Natives -- the Teens, Tweens and children of today. 


While Millennials have been taking the spotlight, this blogger suggests that understanding how teens use social media will not only help you to make decisions for the future; it will help you to lead. 


And the new word in leadership?  Resilience!

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How Your Decision Making Skills Can Make or Break You

How Your Decision Making Skills Can Make or Break You | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

The way you make decisions determines your career trajectory, and if you want to rise high, you must aim for a leader-like style


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 8, 8:31 PM

Leaders Style


This decision-making process places high importance on gathering information and gaining the support of other people affected by the decision.

 

Leaders hold themselves accountable for their decisions even in the face of catastrophic setbacks. They continuously reach for bold and ingenious solutions, which energizes them and keeps them and their supporters committed.


If you don't do this, you may be a boss or an executive, but, NOT a leader. 

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 7:29 PM

Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 10, 4:52 PM

The skills required to bounce back from a major professional trauma are remarkably similar to those necessary for resilience in virtually any other area of life. Here’s what highly resilient people do in the face of adversity:

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Build Morale by Catching People Doing Something Right

Build Morale by Catching People Doing Something Right | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Creating a workplace culture that breeds high morale and engagement doesn’t happen by accident. It requires leadership – wise, empathetic, discerning, tho

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The Secret of Effective Motivation, One Type of Motivation is Better Than Two, Research Results

The Secret of Effective Motivation, One Type of Motivation is Better Than Two, Research Results | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

"New research supports encouraging people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.  It will make a difference in their success."

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 6, 6:45 PM

Two strong motives = less success?  This motivation research has many implications for education, work coaching as well as career counseling and coaching.

I've also posted recently about the duty of doing work - and finding work that is a good fit for your interests and skills starting at the point of choice, if choice is available, for long term success.    ~  Deb


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5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Get Ahead At Work

5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Get Ahead At Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
FIve Tactics to Get Ahead At Work – No Matter What Your Job Is
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10 tips for changing organisational culture

10 tips for changing organisational culture | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

As financial services' organisational culture comes under more scrutiny under the remit of the Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Cook, principal consultant, organisational change at Bernard Hodes, provides some pointers for success. 


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Top 7 Traits of Star Employees

Top 7 Traits of Star Employees | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

If you're on the hunt for a new position that will let you shine, practice demonstrating these top seven traits that CEOs look for in star employees.

 

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 3, 6:59 PM

A resume will get them in the door. But what about their personality? Here's what you need to look for in a new hire.

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How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

The latest neuroscience suggests you can literally edit your memory. Here's what this big breakthrough means for you.
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6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control

6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

The prefontal cortex (that section of the brain right behind your forehead) is the part that helps us with things like decision-making and regulating our behavior. Self-control, or willpower, falls under this heading, and thus is taken care of in this part of the brain.

 

To be effective at controlling our urges and making sound decisions, the prefontal cortex needs to be looked after. That means feeding it with good-quality food so it has enough energy to do its job and getting enough sleep.

 


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How To Take Criticism Well

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No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: taking negative feedback well.

 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 29, 6:16 AM

No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 30, 1:25 AM

It is always difficult to deal with negative feedback, but there are some techniques to help you  find out more about the feedback

Lumus360's curator insight, June 30, 10:19 AM

Great post on getting some form of benefit from #NegativeFeedback -  There has to be some truth in what they've said - right?  But first you have to calm down and let the shock dissipate  

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A Spiral Model of Change

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Designing change can be following the whorl of a shell more than the steps of a pyramid.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, July 9, 5:19 AM

Dan Oestreich about #organizational #Change on Unfloding #Leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 9, 10:45 AM

Everything we need to know is already there. The challenge is shaking free from what shackles us in deeply held beliefs.

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How Behavioral Coaching Moves You From Good To Great

How Behavioral Coaching Moves You From Good To Great | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

 I don’t know of a single CEO who isn’t smart, knowledgable, and talented.  The executives I meet are skillful, hard working, and successful. These successful men and women are operating at about 95% of their full potential. The right kind of coaching can get them to 99.5%.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 9, 7:11 AM

Great post here by Giant Leap Consulting on coaching through behavioral change.  


Here are two critical steps:


7. Develop an ongoing follow-up process. The one key point of the follow-up is to answer the question, “Based on my behavior last month, what ideas do you have for me next month?”Notice it doesn’t focus on mistakes that might have been made. It focuses solely on the future and is positive. Then within 6 months ask the stakeholders to complete a two to six question mini-survey to determine whether the client has become more or less effective in the behavior he or she is working on.


8. Review the results and start again. It’s rare that a client doesn’t experience remarkable improvement. This process works when the client is serious and really wants to improve. The next step is to build upon this success by identifying the next behavior to improve. The continued cycle of success results in greater effectivness for the client.

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10 Tips For Handling Change in the Workplace

10 Tips For Handling Change in the Workplace | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
One of the attributes all employees need to have is being able to adapt to change. In this current economy, everyone is moving around from one company or group to the next. We've accepted that employees don't stay in one …Read »

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, July 8, 2:33 PM

The only thing that anyone can be sure of is change.  The advice in this article is not something that you haven't heard before; however, focusing on what you can control and staying in touch with past colleagues is advice that serves all of us.

 

Keeping up with the trends and continuously building your skills and knowledge is advice that was given to me when I first started out in my career.

 

Ask yourself:  If you are out of work today, have you kept up with the knowledge, skills, and certifications to compete in the marketplace?  If not, set time aside each week to do this.  Even if you don't have the funds or time -- you can always enroll in an online free course offered through edx.

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funny thing is, our bodies and minds have a funny way of adjusting to the demands we place on them, at least for awhile.

 

As your hours creep up and the pressure gradually intensifies, you may end up feeling like you're flying (or at least grinding it out) until one day, burnout hits with a vengeance and your health or your sanity crumbles. Rather than get to that point, wouldn't it be good if you could keep an eye out for early warning signs that your schedule and stress levels are starting to get out of whack so you can make adjustments before you collapse?


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 8, 6:36 PM

Stress can creep up on you. Keep an eye on your state of mind by watching out for these warning signs.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 8, 8:44 PM

Some early warning signs of over-working.

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Broad Strokes: Five Key Leadership Lessons From Billionaire Eli Broad

Broad Strokes: Five Key Leadership Lessons From Billionaire Eli Broad | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

When Peter Drucker died in 2005, billionaire Eli Broad was among those who lavished praise on him, noting that the legendary management writer’s insights “seemed rather simple but, in fact, were very profound.”

Today, the same thing might well be said of Broad, the founder of two Fortune 500 companies, an internationally renowned art collector and museum patron, and a celebrated philanthropist and civic leader.

 

In his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable, Broad shares his own principles for success—nearly all of which are positively Drucker-like. Scores of leadership, management and life lessons are sprinkled throughout the book. Here are five that I found especially powerful:


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3 Ideas For Navigating Change In The Office Without Freaking Everyone Out

3 Ideas For Navigating Change In The Office Without Freaking Everyone Out | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Many employees fear change at work. Here's how managers can navigate changes in procedure without overwhelming their staff.

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 7, 9:14 AM

It is certainly valuable to allow involvement and influence in making changes; people generally respond better to changes they understand and value and are much more likely to do so if they are involved in its planning and implementation. Simply "educating" people does not take into account their specific situation or concerns and so may help make the unfamiliar more familiar, the unknown more known, but still leaves individuals circumstances unaddressed. 

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What Does the Future of Work Look Like? - The Future Workplace

What Does the Future of Work Look Like? - The Future Workplace | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I flew to NYC to film a video on the future of work with the folks over at Success Factors. The video was recently debuted at SAP’s Sapphire conference in Orlando. It explores a lot of the themes and ideas that I care about such as employee engagement, workplace flexibility, the …

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Tim Robinson's curator insight, July 6, 9:59 PM

 Interesting perspectives. Also, U.K. have just given employees the right to ask for flexible working hours and the right to expect a reasonable answer, whether affirmative or not.

Beatrice Sarni's curator insight, July 7, 3:37 AM

futurology...always fascinating!

Chaz's curator insight, July 7, 8:09 AM

The future workplace is almost here.

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15 Reasons To Ignore Feedback

15 Reasons To Ignore Feedback | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Most people aren’t qualified to give you feedback. At least it seems that way. You’re feedback is insightful, caring, and helpful. But, they're feedback is irrelevant, uncaring, and confusing. Your...

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 4, 12:16 PM

Thought provoking article for the 4th of July from Dan.  Really think about this one and digest.

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Organising for Innovation: Old Ideas about New Ideas

Organising for Innovation: Old Ideas about New Ideas | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Good organisation design can help companies become more innovative, but first you have to understand the nature of “new ideas” and how to generate them.


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Darrin J Wikoff's curator insight, July 7, 9:40 AM

Innovation occurs when you are forced to "solve a problem that you can't buy your way out of".  This is a great article about the true nature of innovation. To become excellent our business culture must thrive on innovation and recognize when standardization is our greatest constraint.

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9 Core Behaviors Of People Who Positively Impact The World

9 Core Behaviors Of People Who Positively Impact The World | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

People who positively impact the world demonstrate 9 core behaviors that set them apart.

 


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John Michel's curator insight, June 4, 10:59 AM

It’s critical to note that people who’ve made a real difference aren’t all privileged, advantaged or “special” by any stretch.  Many come from disadvantaged families, crushing circumstances and initially limited capabilities, but have found ways to pick themselves up and rise above their circumstances (and their genes) to transform their own lives and those around them.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 6, 2:37 AM

All good behaviors and traits to imbibe, if you really want to have a positive impact!

Rémy Ginoux's curator insight, June 7, 7:20 PM

Interesting from my view point, just read them for inspiration, and you will see the link with #KM...“the more you give, the more you get.” !

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When The Lesson About Setting Boundaries Is Learned The Hard Way

When The Lesson About Setting Boundaries Is Learned The Hard Way | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Find the right people, right from the start

Catherine Hoke (CEO of DEFY VENTURE'S) says She was desperate to “fill a seat” instead of postponing the search and spending time to find the right person for the job, she admits.

“We ended up compromising, hiring people that didn’t have the attributes I was looking for,” Hoke says. “[It] becomes more costly in the long run.” If a candidate doesn’t have the skills but does have the traits for the job, they can grow into the position, she says. (For example, a salesperson better be a closer, and an assistant needs to be detail oriented.) Having to fire someone sets the organization back and is unpleasant, Hoke says. “[The] pain could be avoided on the front end.”


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 1, 6:38 PM

Everyone says they want to start with a great team, but when you don’t have the infrastructure, that’s hard to do,

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Caution: Disruption Ahead. Are You Ready?

Caution: Disruption Ahead. Are You Ready? | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

If you have not had a chance, there was a great article published today in the Washington Post that sums up business disruption and innovation perfectly.


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