Harmonious and Balanced Workplace
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20 Quotes on Teamwork

20 Quotes on Teamwork | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Teamwork is essential for leading our churches, ministries, and organizations. Sure, you can work alone but you’ll be limited in what you can accomplish. Here are 20 great quotes on teamwork. “Winn...

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12 Tips From Albert Einstein For Strengthening Your Brain

12 Tips From Albert Einstein For Strengthening Your Brain | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

"Billions of fish try to climb trees every day. Just look around the office, or at those poor souls who so valiantly strive their entire lives in going-absolutely-nowhere work mode.An astonishing 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged, according to a recent Gallup poll" ** (link provided below) "

 

 


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Annette Swann's curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:10 PM

Not verified as Einstein, however I do enjoy these sentiments:

 #8 The measure of intelligence is the ability to change

#9 The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.

Annette Swann's comment, July 19, 2013 12:16 AM
A recent Gallup survey estimates that workers who are "actively disengaged" cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity yearly. (Gallup ) http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-employee-engagement-gallup-poll-20130617,0,5878658.story
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Power Your Bottom Line with Employee Engagement

Power Your Bottom Line with Employee Engagement | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Imagine the impact of working at just 33% capacity. According to Gallup research, that’s exactly what’s happening.
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Empathy and Entrepreneurship

Empathy and Entrepreneurship | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

I saw a list of qualities entrepreneurs lack last week in the Harvard Business Review.  Right at the top was empathy.  Entrepreneurs are busy people and it is easy to see how empathy might be treated as a non-priority.  This is bad business.  However, entrepreneurs are not alone in not making time for this ineffable business value.   I think American society itself is increasingly weak in this human quality.  The dearth of empathy seems increasingly to be part and parcel of our rush, rush societal and business culture.


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4 Key Engagement Levels for Gen Y

4 Key Engagement Levels for Gen Y | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Engagement is important for any generation, especially Gen Y. Engagement levels include self, work, community, and future.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:05 AM

(From the article): Engagement is important for any generation. Gen Y has a real opportunity to make engagement sing a new song of purpose. It is more than just civic, charitable, or political engagement though. While each is important, there may be an added view or, at least, multiple layers to engage. 

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Bosses and Bonding: Relationships Prove Key to Employees’ Organizational Identification

Bosses and Bonding: Relationships Prove Key to Employees’ Organizational Identification | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
An employee’s immediate supervisor is “quite possibly the single biggest factor in an employee’s willingness to identify with an organization,” says Blake Ashforth, a professor of management at the W.
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4 Secrets To Being Happy At Work

4 Secrets To Being Happy At Work | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
What truly makes someone happy at work? Think back to the best job you ever had. What made it so great?
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Employee Engagement: Engaging the CEO

Employee Engagement: Engaging the CEO | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

Employee engagement – what is it? Does it matter? And what are the barriers that stop leaders of organizations fully engaging with engagement? These are some of the questions addressed in a report from the ‘Engage for Success Taskforce’, based on research into CEO attitudes.


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The Employee Poaching Factor: A New Engagement Issue

The Employee Poaching Factor: A New Engagement Issue | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
The Poaching Factor – management’s latest excuse for not training employees. After all, competitors will just poach them once they’ve been trained!
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Yammer Partners With Klout to Highlight Employee Influence

Yammer Partners With Klout to Highlight Employee Influence | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
One year after Microsoft acquired enterprise social network Yammer, the tech giant announced a new partnership between Yammer and Klout.
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What Really Motivates Employees?

What Really Motivates Employees? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

It's no secret that happy, satisfied employees are a key ingredient to a successful company. But what really motivates people? The truth behind employee motivation is a complicated mix including praise, autonomy, and leadership opportunities.


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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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Staff Engagement is a Surprise Benefit of Transparency

Staff Engagement is a Surprise Benefit of Transparency | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

It’s hugely encouraging to see how much attention the ideas of transparency and open are receiving at the moment.


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The Dirty Dozen: Finding And Fixing Company Culture

The Dirty Dozen: Finding And Fixing Company Culture | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
As we grow up, we often get wonderful gifts from mom and dad. Gifts such as intelligence, passion, communication and leadership skills. We also get gifts from different mentors, which can complement the ones from our parents.
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Employee Happiness Isn’t Fluff, It’s a Business Tool

Employee Happiness Isn’t Fluff, It’s a Business Tool | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Source: Daily Infographic Employee happiness affects the productivity of the workplace, and the overall feelings that employees have about their work.
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Empathy: The Missing Link to Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems

Empathy: The Missing Link to Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

But never has empathy been so important. We live in an unprecedented era of accelerated and unpredictable change. I completely agree with Rifkin that "the empathic evolution of the human race and the profound ways it has shaped our development... will likely decide our fate as a species."

 

I wonder whether I can single out the development of empathy as the most important issue that underscores all other issues in the World Economic Forum's Survey on the Global Agenda? I would love to hear global leaders discuss that topic! And now, how to reframe my assignment to my Columbia MBAs?

Pamela Hartigan

Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saїd Business School, University of Oxford


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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:47 PM

Underestimated.

ThinDifference's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:25 AM

"Empathy conjures up active engagement -- the willingness of an observer to become part of another's experience, to share the feeling of that experience."

God Is.'s curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:16 AM

What would Jesus do?

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For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots

For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
When you really make people feel heard, they're more likely to do what you want.
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Why Employee Engagement Is Not Just The Job Of Management

Why Employee Engagement Is Not Just The Job Of Management | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
It means consciously bringing your emotional "A" game and approaching all circumstances - especially difficult ones - with a productive constructive mindset.
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Productivity Increases With Organizational Trust

Productivity Increases With Organizational Trust | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
The Human Capital Institute commissions an annual survey of hundreds of business executives and HCI members, attempting to measure the general level of trust in organizations. There are many ways to
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Do CEO's still not see the connection between employee engagement and the bottom line?

Do CEO's still not see the connection between employee engagement and the bottom line? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
According to research published this week by Ashridge Business School some CEO's are still struggling to "engage with engagement". This (CEO's still not understanding employee engagement is linked in financial performance.
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The 'Soft Skill' That Pays $100,000+ - empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020

The 'Soft Skill' That Pays $100,000+ -  empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020 | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

If you're an empathetic person -- good at connecting with other people's feelings -- can that help you win prestigious jobs that pay $100,000 a year or more? Or will you be stuck at the low end of the pay scale, doing a lot to promote rapport and smooth out problems in your field, but never earning a big salary for your trouble?

 

Earlier in June I wrote a piece for LinkedIn Influencers, arguing that empathy will emerge as a "must-have" job skill by 2020. The article attracted more than 890,000 readers, and lots of kind words. (Wow! -- and thanks.) In that piece, I cited lots of fast-growing, middle-tier careers where empathy matters, such as sports coaching, nursing and financial planning. But I didn't look at the empathy's relevance or irrelevance at the high end of the job market.

 

George A.


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David Hain's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:35 AM

Empathy will be relevant at every level

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The Future of Work: the Art of Collaborative Leadership

The Future of Work: the Art of Collaborative Leadership | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
The future of work as we know it is shifting from an outdated directive approach toward collaborative frameworks that inspire us to engage in new and different ways with our work and with each other.
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The Baffling Costs Of A Bad Hire For Employers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Baffling Costs Of A Bad Hire For Employers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon for a friend or two of mine who have internship or entry-level experience to pout after a potential employer rejects them for positions that require two or more years of professio...

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