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The Secrets of Superteams: Excellence in Team-Building

 

Renowned leadership specialist Khoi Tu shares the secrets of superteams, and he identifies the essential elements of the route to excellence in team-building, from finding a common purpose to mastering conflict and managing change...

 


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You are welcome; Dr.Shklover
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You are welcome; Dr.Shklover
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You are welcome; Dr.Shklover
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To Overcome Your Company's Limits, Look to Symbiosis

Symbiosis is a powerful force in business. Here are six guidelines for forming adaptable symbiotic relationships.
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Symbiosis is a powerful force in business. Here are six guidelines for forming adaptable symbiotic relationships...

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How ‘social intelligence’ can guide decisions | McKinsey & Company

How ‘social intelligence’ can guide decisions | McKinsey & Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
By offering decision makers rich real-time data, social media is giving some companies
fresh strategic insight.
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Rafael Ramirez - Business planning for turbulent times

"A world expert on scenario planning and a founder of theories on the aesthetics of business, work and organisation, Rafael Ramirez has worked in over 25 countries, spanning many corporations, governmental and inter-governmental organisations, trade union federations, NGO's and professional associations."

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Are You Hardwired For Growth?

Are You Hardwired For Growth? | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to rewire your growing company by adding new people and processes. Just make sure you don't short-circuit your momentum.
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Can Women Entrepreneurs Make Bureaucracy A Word Of The Past?

Can Women Entrepreneurs Make Bureaucracy A Word Of The Past? | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
From refugee camps to the boardroom Elizabeth Gore and Ingrid Vanderveldt on how women entrepreneurs are the future of business.
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When You Absolutely Can't Meet Face To Face

A discussion of virtual conferencing with the management expert Patrick Lencioni.
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How Smart People Collaborate for Success

How Smart People Collaborate for Success | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.

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7 tips for improving collaboration - #7 is amazing "Broadcast recognition and gratitude" - no matter the size of the effort always broadcast and acknowledge any degree of collaboration you see.

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The second is a key one: avoiding quiet politeness. Collaboration has to be messy.

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Why Making Money Is Not Enough | MIT Sloan Management Review

Why Making Money Is Not Enough | MIT Sloan Management Review | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The authors, including the Tata Group’s former chairman, say companies need “a deeper purpose.”
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HAPPY WORKPLACE, LONGER LIFE

HAPPY WORKPLACE, LONGER LIFE | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

"Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work. New research shows that the way you get along with your co-workers in those hours may either help you live longer, or shorten your life. According to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a positive relationship with your co-workers has several long-term health benefits."

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10 Tips For Managing Creative People

10 Tips For Managing Creative People | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
When the Harvard Business Review published a post called Seven Rules For Managing Creative People a few months back, the reaction was an almost universal, Oh, please!
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Five Core Theories – Complexity Theory – Organisation Development

Five Core Theories – Complexity Theory – Organisation Development | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Five Core Theories – Complexity Theory – Organisation Development. There are five core theories that provide a solid foundation for the work that OD practitioners do. Good grounding in theory is essential for every OD ...

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Sascha Reimann's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:28 AM

From the text: Complexity theory therefore promotes the idea of organisations aas complex adaptive systems which need to respond to the external and internal environment by remaining on the edge of chaos whilst at the same time self-organising and continuously re-inventing the organisational.

Key Points

Change can’t be managed in a complex system Change must be supported Leaders must encourage people to learn how to adapt and flex Open Connection between the different parts of the organisation is essential for self-organisation and embracing diversity of thinking, ideas and approaches Feedback loops and Information flow is essential to prevent the organisation from falling into chaos.
Ian Biggs, FAIPM, CPPE's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:41 PM

Stafford Beer's work in the development of the Viable System's Model (VSM) aims to increase the practitioners ability to steer complex adaptive organsations and other social systems. The focus is on ensuring that the parts of the organisation function properly together to serve the needs of the whole. A key ingredient of a VSM is the development of feedback loops. These, used in conjunction with the 5 key points as seen in this article will greatly assist the understanding of how to predict and control emergent phenomena. 

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How to Formulate Strategy for a Start Up Organization

How to Formulate Strategy for a Start Up Organization | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
There are excellent articles on business promotion, marketing, and sales strategies. However when it comes to strategic planning for running an enterprise especially in the small and medium scale sector.
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Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow

Announcing Microsoft Ventures for startups to build, innovate and grow | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Today, Microsoft is announcing the creation of Microsoft Ventures, a coordinated global effort that offers the tools, resources, expertise and routes to market by providing mentorship, technology guidance, seed funding, joint selling opportunities and other benefits.
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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company

Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Lessons in Leadership: How Lincoln Became America's Greatest Leader

Lessons in Leadership: How Lincoln Became America's Greatest Leader | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

It wasn't Abraham Lincoln's strengths but the self-discipline with which he used those strengths for the right purpose.


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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, June 22, 2013 11:51 AM

There is much we can learn by studying Abraham Lincoln's journey from being just another politician to becoming America's greatest president. A key to this transformation was how Lincoln developed the self-discipline to take one of his signature strengths - his mastery of language - and used it to serve the interests of the American people rather than his own.  


One of the best communicators of all time


Lincoln was undoubtedly one of the greatest communicators among all American presidents.  His words - as a public speaker, writer, debater, humorist, and conversationalist - continue to entertain, educate, and inspire us to this day. With only one year of formal schooling, Lincoln consciously cultivated this mastery of language and expression. As he began forging his political ambitions, Lincoln recognized the power of words to weaken and even destroy his opponents, and so he started to attack them with powerful volleys of criticism and mockery. 


How Lincoln began to use words for a higher purpose


But the Lincoln we know as president was not this brash, impulsive politician who launched personal attacks on his opponents. What made him change? Right after the "skinning of Thomas" in 1840, one of his friends reported that "…the recollection of his own conduct that evening filled [Lincoln] with the deepest chagrin.  He felt he had gone too far and to rid his good nature of a load, hunted up Thomas and made ample apology." (according to an excerpt in Benjamin Thomas, Lincoln's Humor:  An Analysis).


How Lincoln masterfully handled criticism


Lincoln was also a master in handling criticism.

On one occasion, he was informed that the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, had refused to execute a presidential order - and further, had called the president a "damn fool."  "He called me a damn fool?" Lincoln asked.  "Yes!  Not once, sir, but twice!" replied the excited congressman, who had brought him this news.  "Well, Stanton speaks what is on his mind, and he is usually right about what he speaks, so if he called me a damn fool, I must be a damn fool.  I will go to him now and find out why," according to a 2005 Time magazine article The Master of the Game.



What may we learn?

The true measure of a leader lies not in how much we cultivate and exploit our strengths, but in how we work on tapping, in Lincoln's words, the "better angels of our nature" to use our strengths in the service of a cause much higher than our own personal gain.



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http://www.inc.com/hitendra-wadhwa/lessons-in-leadership-how-abraham-lincoln-became-americas-greatest-president.html

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STEVE BLANK. Open Source Entrepreneurship

STEVE BLANK. Open Source Entrepreneurship | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

"One of the great things about being a retired entrepreneur is that I get to give back to the community that helped me. I assembled this collection of free and almost free tools, class syllabi, presentations, books, lectures, videos in the hope that it can make your path as an entrepreneur or educator easier."

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5 Surprising Facts About How Google Hires

5 Surprising Facts About How Google Hires | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The secret to Google's hiring strategy? Hint: it has nothing to do with those famously convoluted interview questions.
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3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change

3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Got innovation-phobic team members? Use this handy guide to classify and overcome their objections.
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How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company

How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Transformational leadership is only one style of management, but it has the potential to empower your workforce to do more than you thought possible.

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How Peter Drucker Mentored

How Peter Drucker Mentored | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker...
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Designing Trustworthy Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review

Designing Trustworthy Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Building organizational trust is different from building interpersonal trust — and less intuitive.
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The Entrepreneur and the Cloud, Silicon Valley Leaders Forum, Stanford 2009

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Chief of Confusion but was Chief Scientist of Xerox and head of the PARC

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MIT's Thomas Malone on Collective Intelligence « A Smarter Planet ...

MIT's Thomas Malone on Collective Intelligence « A Smarter Planet ... | Leadership and Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Thomas Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence,  is one of the leading thinkers in the realm of anticipating how new technologies will transform the way work is done and leaders lead. His 2004 book, The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life,helped thousands of executives and would-be executives see their organizations, and themselves, in startling new ways. As a result, many organizations are becoming more collaborative and democratic. Now, Malone is exploring how social business, data analytics and cognitive computing will transform organizations once again. Here, he talks about the revolution that is coming.


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