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LinkedIn: How it Can Be Used for Innovation Efforts | 15inno

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This is the second post in a series where I look into how you can use the four leading social media tools – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube – to...

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Training Is A Dumb Way to Grow Leadership

Training Is A Dumb Way to Grow Leadership | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

A personal emergency comes up and you aren't going to be at work for three months. You have one week before you leave. Imagine that you have a high performer in your organization that you consider your trusted backup. The only person you can leave in charge is your trusted backup, but this person is not ready and you are throwing them in the deep end. What are the three things that you would do before you leave to prepare them to be the leader while you are gone?


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Becoming Digital

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 ...we have deployed digital technology to improve analog processes and failed to innovate new processes that are digital. "Becoming Digital" is actually an alien concept to me. I can't remember a time before having a PC at my fingertips. This is coincidental, based purely on the year I was born and consider myself in the first generation of 'internet enabled pre-teens'. This means I was in the first generation to have a social life developed around social media. Among the first popular networks was MSN/AOL messenger, then as soon as I had my university email address I reg
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Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace

Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Complexity is pervasive in today’s workplace, but our understanding of it is not. Find out why.

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And you thought projects were just complicated didn't you?

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Part I of  Transformational Currents in the Workplace --- Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace by Markku Allison

We have long tried to manage today’s work using tools suited for complicated work, but we fail on a regular basis: industry research tells us at least 30 percent of projects are behind schedule and over budget. The diagram represents Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework and does a great job illustrating distinctions between simple, complicated, and complex.

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A nice picture of the Cynefin framework and how to act on it.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 15, 6:34 PM

I don't think it's as complicated as this See roles in previous scoop It's then about asking do policies, procedures, practices, processes and systems mean it's simple for people to bring their best to their work and where the answer is no changing it

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A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce

A National Survey of the Freelance Workforce: America, Meet Your Future Workforce | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
While the economic crash was definitely a launching pad for many workers to dive into the freelance workforce, that doesn't account for its continual growth. There are many...
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It feels a bit odd at first - but hopefully you get over it ;)
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Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 - Business Insider

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 - Business Insider | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Back in 2000, the CIA published a 70-page report on what the world would be like in 2015.
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Predicting the future goes well .... can we have the next 15 years now please?

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10 Steps To Lead A Small But Effective Team

10 Steps To Lead A Small But Effective Team | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Small teams can make a big impact with a compassionate leader at the helm. Here's how to keep your talented team focused and inspired.


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Check - all 10 correct!

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What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies?

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Workplace hierarchies have undergone some dramatic shifts over the last 100 years, but not titles? That's going to take a bigger adjustment.
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Analyzing the Social Web

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Analyzing the Social Web - a text book for social network and social media analysis.

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8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail | The Agile Management Blog

8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail | The Agile Management Blog | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
It’s no secret agile projects can fail, but do you know the reasons for agile failure and how to avoid them? I could tell you why I think they fail. Instead, let me share what nearly 4,000 of your colleagues said were the eight reasons why agile projects fail and what you can do about it.

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Beware the future!

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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 6:13 AM

Survey on why agile projects fail provides interesting commentary.

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Preparing for the Digital University


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For a second I thought that said Digital Universe! Still interesting though and definitely comprehensive for all those wishing to set up online courses, read this first!

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 15, 9:02 AM

Historia del aprendizaje a distancia hasta el aprendizaje digital.

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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning


Athabasca University,

University of Edinburgh,

University of Texas Arlington,

University of South Australia

Risto Suoknuuti's curator insight, May 17, 3:59 AM

This is the possibility and nesessity to the value chaine of knowledge.

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How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

How the Most Effective Leaders Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Face it, you can't be good at everything. Here's how to make up for the skills you lack.

 

1. Recognize and accept your weaknesses.

You can't turn a weakness into a strength if you're busy denying the weakness exists. So your first assignment is to recognize that you have weaknesses and determine what they are.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:43 PM

Good leaders bring their resiliency and share it with others. Managers hope that some technique will work.

 

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Why I'm Pessimistic About the Future of Small Business - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Why I'm Pessimistic About the Future of Small Business - Wall Street Journal (blog) | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Small and family-owned businesses are going to look very, very different 25 years from now for two primary reasons: demography and dysfunction.
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Well its a viewpoint but the comments about 'young people' not being entrepreneurial has not been my experience - in fact its been exactly the opposite!

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Can a startup mentality solve systemic problems with government service ... - CIO Australia

Can a startup mentality solve systemic problems with government service ... - CIO Australia | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The government’s Digital Transformation Office will provide greater benefits to the Australian community if it acts as a start-up incubator, says Matt Lewis.
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You need a 5-M environment for real success - Motivation, Mentality, Methods, Money (you need) and Money (you make)!

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Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses

Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Employees who work for a female boss are six percentage points more engaged, on average, than those who work for a man.

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How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The primary goal of making money for shareholders is at odds with the values of Agile where the primary focus is on delivering value to the customer. In Agile, making money is the result, not the goal. When those two different goals are espoused in different parts or different levels of the organization, there is permanent friction. Unless this issue is resolved, the adoption of Agile at the team level is unlikely to stick.

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When (not) to use power tools!

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David Hain's curator insight, July 23, 5:02 AM

Moving to the Creative Economy by getting agile - properly! Great piece by Steve Denning!

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Centro and the Transport Systems Catapult to run Intelligent Mobility incubator within Innovation Birmingham’s £8m iCentrum® building - Birmingham Science City

Centro and the Transport Systems Catapult to run Intelligent Mobility incubator within Innovation Birmingham’s £8m iCentrum® building - Birmingham Science City | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
A 2,500 sq ft Intelligent Mobility incubator is the first confirmed quarter of Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip space within the new £8m iCentrum® building. Centro – the region’s public transport co-ordinator – and the Transport Systems Catapult, which is the UK’s innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, have both signed up as joint partners for the specialist [...]
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How data, not humans, run this Danish football club

How data, not humans, run this Danish football club | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Little FC Midtjylland from Denmark have put statistical analysis at the center of their operations. Recruitment of players and evaluation of matches - it's statistics first. Could they be football's answer to the Oakland A's of Moneyball fame?

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If you can't outspend the competition then you need to outthink them - a lesson for all.

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Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?

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Now that Agile is being blessed by mainstream business journals, the inevitable question becomes: is Agile just another management fad? That is to say, an idea that enjoys intense and widely-shared but short-lived enthusiasm without any basis in its actual qualities. The phenomenon is endemic in management. There’s even an acronym, “BOHICA, or “bend over, here it comes again,” to describe it, with each initiative promising so much and each delivering so little. Is Agile just the latest addition to the list?

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Or as one of my colleagues likes to put things "have you done it yet"! Great review of management fads - so now you know why ;)

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 10:00 AM

Excellent analysis of management fads by Steve Denning - agile and scrum survive the review!

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Do start-ups need HR?

Do start-ups need HR? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The typical evolution of HR in organizations used to be as follows.In the first phase the founder or founders do everything themselves. After a while, when the organization has 20-30 people a general assistant is hired. She or he does all kind of general tasks. Making sure there are enough desks and computers. Coordinating recruitment. Taking care someone clean the office at the end of the day. Receive some customers. Around employee number 100 some more specialization is required. A junior HR professional is hired. Or the general assistant is promoted into HR. As the organization becomes big
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As is said - "small is beautiful" - so too with HR ;)

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7 Entrepreneurial Skills Kids Can Learn To Lead A Successful Life

7 Entrepreneurial Skills Kids Can Learn To Lead A Successful Life | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs see challenges as opportunities to create value in the world. Even kids can learn entrepreneurial skills to lead a successful life. Here's how
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Are we nearly there yet .....

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Funding Your Startup

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Have you got an idea for how to do something better or more brilliantly than everyone else?In the Internet age, it costs about $100,000 to start a company. It’s more common today than a decade ago for founders to fund themselves in order to make an earlier exit. These startups often get acquired earlier on in their lives because they haven’t taken angel or venture capital money, in which case the exit may not be as big, but it can still be attractive.The different stages of investment are known as the seed stage, series A round, series B round, and series C round, with additional
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Obviously never heard of bootstraping your way to success?

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Safety Risk Management Training

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The new NTTX Advisory safety risk training pack.  In addition to providing expert practitioner training, a key objectives is to bring on new talent through starter and intermediary course structures.

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What's your safety in engineering design knowledge like - need a booster?

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3 Small Ways to Make Big Change

3 Small Ways to Make Big Change | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Leaders, change starts with you. Here are three small ways you can work on yourself to bring about larger change in your organizations and communities.


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"What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership" - New at TanveerNaseer.com

"What Jazz Taught Me About Leadership" - New at TanveerNaseer.com | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Indeed, the key to understanding Jazz is not to focus on the individual musicians and what they alone are playing. Rather, the beauty of Jazz is found in listening to how these musicians can create this sense of harmony and connectedness, even while playing what at times might sound more like a competing mixture of contradictions.


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All that jazz ....

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Trying for inspiration so I can blog about how running teaches key leadership skills. #toomuchtimeonmyhands #Ireallyshouldbeasleep

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"Three take-aways"

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Ditch the business plan: Build your test product - GeekWire

Ditch the business plan: Build your test product - GeekWire | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
I have an MBA. I’ve worked for over 12 years at Fortune 500 companies. I’m supposed to tell you that a business plan is the first step in your journey… Read More
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To paraphrase - 'if you don't like this business plan I have others' - what a businesses needs is an 'agility plan'.

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