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What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business

What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you.

 

Conceptually, these programs--once called "intrapreneurships," a term now generally considered outdated--are not new. Think of them as incubators or accelerators, developing potentially profitable ideas and offering supportive environments for entrepreneurs--only within the confines of a big company.



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Is Agile Just Another Management Fad?

Is Agile Just Another Management Fad? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
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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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

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24 charts of leadership styles around the world

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Isabelle Mayor's curator insight, April 20, 12:53 AM

Une infographie qui démontre symbolise les organisations et leur style de management. "Déjà vu mais on ne s'en lasse pas!"

Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 20, 4:03 AM

Is that ALL? Is there MORE? LIFE is so unpredictable that cannot be measured by any number count!

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 20, 5:39 AM

Very good, thanks!

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How the Rock Band ‘The Eagles’ Soared, and What Lessons They Have for Your Startup

How the Rock Band ‘The Eagles’ Soared, and What Lessons They Have for Your Startup | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Recently I watched “The History of the Eagles” (the rock band). If you’re a “certain age,” you’ll know every song, whether or not you’re a fan of the group. Even if you’re not, you’ll probably still enjoy a lot of them.(Some background: The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records – 100 million in the U.S. alone – including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was
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Which Comes First, Talent or Transformation?

Which Comes First, Talent or Transformation? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve found myself hooked on the new podcast “StartUp,” which is hosted by NPR alum Alex Blumberg. When I started listening to the series, I expected to hear about Blumberg’s own experience launching and running a company, but the podcast also looks at questions about the greater business landscape outside of startups. The most poignant episode for me (I promise, no big spoilers here!) was one in which Blumberg recognizes the burnout his employees are facing. The amazing thing is that despite the fatigue, his team still feels loyal to their company and their caus
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Study Reveals 4 Leadership Trends In Dealing With Complexity

Study Reveals 4 Leadership Trends In Dealing With Complexity | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

“ No longer is it enough to rely upon the leadership and managerial principles instilled upon you after initially arriving at your position years ago.”


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Unleash the creative beast!

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george_reed's curator insight, April 2, 11:59 AM

I admit being a bit bewildered by those who perceive they have "mastered" leadership. Different levels of an organization require different skills and behaviors. Leader development is a lifelong endeavor.

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A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets To Overcoming Adversity

A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets To Overcoming Adversity | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Here's what a Special Forces officer can teach you about hanging in there and overcoming adversity when things get difficult in your life.


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Have fun .....

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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

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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.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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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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Identify your context and build everything around it

Identify your context and build everything around it | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
According to Lynda Gratton, work is no longer being defined by HR, but rather by ‘context’, which is created by the emergence of megatrends and their impact on society: “Work is being shaped by technology, globalisation, democracy and the ageing workforce, and the opportunity you have to make work as you want it,” she tells me.
“We are now faced with a “hollowing out” of work – medium-skilled jobs have disappeared and are being replaced by technology, so there’s either low-paid work or specialised high-paid work, with a huge emphasis on education and lifelong learning.”
And because people lie at the heart of corporate purpose, this means that organisations must build a context to innovate and excite them – which, for Gratton, presents a huge opportunity for HR to be positioned as ‘enabler’ and ‘inspirer’.

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Crucible is a vessel that can withstand high enough temperatures to melt or transform its contents - just make sure its a transformation and not a meltdown ;)

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 9:25 AM

Excellent insights from Lynda Gratton on context, organisations as a force for good, and emancipating HR.


No effective development without clear context from beginning to end!

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Do your training efforts drive performance? | McKinsey & Company

Do your training efforts drive performance? | McKinsey & Company | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Building organizational capabilities is a top strategic priority, but an inability to measure the impact is a growing concern among executives we surveyed. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 8, 5:16 AM

McKinsey finds lack of ecfective metrics an OD concern.

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La Transformation Digitale à l'image du Darwinisme.

La Transformation Digitale à l'image du Darwinisme. | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Selon une étude CSC récemment publiée sur l’état de la transformation du digital, la plupart des entreprises (89%) affirment que le Digital occupe une place importante dans leur organisation. Cela ...

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Growth in partnership!

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transformation en entreprise. Impact du digital sur la culture d'entreprise, sur les comportements...

 

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8 Behaviors to Avoid to Keep Your Team Motivated

8 Behaviors to Avoid to Keep Your Team Motivated | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Great people do not stay long in bad workplaces
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Better check the workplace next time I'm in!
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