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What to Say to Your Employees After Your Stock Loses 40% of Its Value

What to Say to Your Employees After Your Stock Loses 40% of Its Value | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
In case you haven’t been paying attention, many tech stocks are under serious pressure. LinkedIn, where I have been an executive for nearly six years, is one of those companies, having lost more than
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Love the video! Too often we get caught up in the hype and forget about the fundamentals. In this case, valuations didn't fundamentally change what they had been doing, or would be doing. So the key is to be focused on the mission and values over the longer term, and the "valuation" will sort itself out. Great, down-to-earth advice.

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How Boards Interview CEO Candidates

How Boards Interview CEO Candidates | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
When we work with boards of directors to help them prepare to interview CEO candidates, we develop an interview guide that will organize the conversation, which typically runs for 90 minutes.  While
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Not very often you come across a post that literally teaches you what to expect in an interview for the top position. Even if you're not gunning for a C-level job, these questions are worth thinking about,

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You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life

You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
The stigma of being a flaky job-hopper is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that's a good thing.
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The idea is unsettling, particularly for Gen X-ers and older. But perhaps there is some merit? I wonder though if this is for everyone; clearly if you're an over-achiever, fast learner and very focused on delivering value quickly, this is great advice. But if you're not that sort and if you generally take your time to get up to full speed, or are just not that savvy with change and challenge, what should you do? Comments welcome.

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5 Ways Top CEOs Screen Job Candidates

5 Ways Top CEOs Screen Job Candidates | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
The success of Alexander the Great – arguably the world’s most
successful conqueror – is partly because Aristotle – one of history’s
greatest minds – tutored him. Of course, Aristotle was successful partly
because he was tutored by the great Plato, who himself was tutored by
the great Socrates. The
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Great insights into the top qualities leaders are after!

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How to Blow Your Boss's Mind

How to Blow Your Boss's Mind | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Here's how you showcase your value to get ahead at work.
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It surprises me how these simple things get overlooked by people all the time. If you want to grow in your career, and within any organisation you're in, follow these rules.

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You Don’t Need to Know How to Code to Make it in Silicon Valley

You Don’t Need to Know How to Code to Make it in Silicon Valley | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
This month’s Forbes cover story calls attention to the contributions and growing need for liberal arts majors in tech, an industry widely regarded for its engineering talent. The author of the story, George Anders, wrote, “The more
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An interesting set of stats for those in liberal arts hoping to get in on the scene in Silicon Valley.

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How Strong is Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn?

How Strong is Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn? | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered just how strong your personal brand is on LinkedIn? Now you are able to put yourself to the test and measure how much traction your brand is getting on the world's biggest professional network. Say Hello to the Social Selling IndexLinkedIn has released a tool enabling members to measure how well they are building their personal brand on the site. The data-driven score called the ‘Social Selling Index’ rates just how effectively users are engaging other members (even if you
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Very interesting. Now I know what you'll be doing somewhere in them middle of reading this...checking your SSI score!

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The Leadership Paradox

The Leadership Paradox | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
How do you achieve high-performance within your teams?I have had great success in driving high-performance from my teams. Much of it has to do with my unconventional approach to management. A style I adopted some years ago after reading a piece on leadership. Rather than instructing people on what to do, or how to do it (the typical management approach used in most organisations today) I prefer to empower my teams to be autonomous in their decision-making and approach to how they work.I often ma
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Always good to remember the dangers of micro-management and the positives of empowerment. There can be no greater "reward".

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How to separate learning myths from reality | McKinsey & Company

How to separate learning myths from reality | McKinsey & Company | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate them in light of the latest scientific insights. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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I love these insights from McKinsey & Co. 3 to take away today: neuroplasticity can be enhanced through meditation; multi-tasking and learning cannot co-exist; and the best learning style is one that is creative in its sensory engagement of the learner!

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Managing your digital footprint

Managing your digital footprint | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
An online background check by recruiters and employers is common practice these days and unlike with a meeting or an interview, you can’t see who is checking you out. So how do you manage your digital footprint?
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Some good advice here for those looking to manage your online brand.

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Include your LinkedIn profile URL on your job-search documents

Include your LinkedIn profile URL on your job-search documents | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
But only if your profile will help you, not hurt you.I often get this question during an Advanced Résumé workshop, “Should I include my LinkedIn address on my résumé?” My answer to this is, “Sure, as long as your profile will serve you well.” This is to say, your LinkedIn profile must impress prospective employers, not turn them away.Here are 8 rules to adhere to if you’re going to list your LinkedIn public profile URL on your résumé, personal business cards, cover letter, or even your Twitter h
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If you're on a job hunt, here's some free advice on what to do with your Linkedin profile.

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The 3 Traits of High Potential People

The 3 Traits of High Potential People | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
I’m now working with a big industrial company to help them overhaul their internal mobility program. The company just started using our Performance-based Hiring Quality of Hire Talent Scorecard for external hires and now wants a version to identify current team members who have significant upside potential. Following is a quick description of what we recommended.First, their current ranking system needed to be upgraded. Part of this was to provide more objective guidance based on a person’s trac
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How Smart Companies Help New Employees Succeed

How Smart Companies Help New Employees Succeed | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude.So once they're hired... turn them loose, right?Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with the right perspective and right mindset means everything.Never assume the conversations you had during the interview process were enough. They aren't. Here are four things to do on the very first day to make sure every new employee gets of
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Pleasantly surprised to see this list - it is exactly what I've started to do especially with middle-management. Perhaps it's time to filter it down all the way?

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Speak First's curator insight, May 5, 2015 5:28 PM

Are you doing these four things as part of your induction?

Peter Karlsson's curator insight, May 13, 2015 6:23 PM

The proper induction of new employees is particularly important.

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Be Highly Successful: 9 Body Language Secrets of Exceptional People

Be Highly Successful: 9 Body Language Secrets of Exceptional People | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
The next time you need to solve a difficult problem, lie down, cross your arms, and pop in a stick of gum. Maybe, just maybe, that's the winning combination you need to achieve your next breakthrough.
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And on a lighter note..."The next time you need to solve a difficult problem, lie down, cross your arms, and pop in a stick of gum. Maybe, just maybe, that's the winning combination you need to achieve your next breakthrough."

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A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
People size you up in seconds, but what exactly...
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Huh. So essentially first impressions are about whether you can be trusted, and respected. Do you exude warmth? Very interesting!

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What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Routines.
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Routines. This is a unique look and perspective on what differentiates high-performing leaders from the average ones. And it's not as "routine" as you think. Read the article and visit their website (http://likemindsadvisory.com/the-power-of-routines3.html)

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Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Probably one of the most powerful ideas I've come across in a long time. Just from anecdotal evidence, this seems to be true. Have you come across it yourself?

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Critical Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Critical Things Great Leaders Do Differently | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.It was recently rumored that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz would run for president, but Schultz shut the idea down almost immediately. He wrote in an article:“Despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray. I’m not done serving at St
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An essential 5-min read on what great leaders do!

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5 Office Mistakes Costing Millennials the Promotion

5 Office Mistakes Costing Millennials the Promotion | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it

Essential reading if How managers are misinterpreting Millennials' approach to success in the workplace.

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Essential reading if you have millenials working with you! 

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7 Surprising Habits That Will Turn You Into a CEO

7 Surprising Habits That Will Turn You Into a CEO | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
I have interviewed hundreds of CEOs and they all started off as employees. Seven surprising habits have helped them get to the top.
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In spite of the headline that is obviously click-bait, the content is meaningful.

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What Happens To A Workplace When All The Salaries Are Public?

What Happens To A Workplace When All The Salaries Are Public? | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Getting lucky in a salary negotiation has little to do with being good at your job.
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Hmm. I don't know. It sounds positive, but then I get to thinking - is starting up/hiring someone/joining a company, the same as working there over time? In other words, is sustained performance under consideration in this case? Meaning, do all these people who now know each other's salaries and behave with an innate sense of fairness, also go on to perform *equally* well? Does everyone work equally hard, innovate equally well, take equal initiative...catch my drift? So the immediate advantages may be there but I'm not convinced about the longer-term effectiveness of this strategy.

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How To Blow Your Boss's Mind

How To Blow Your Boss's Mind | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions can be few and far between.You’re putting the work in, so why aren’t you getting rewarded? The answer is simple: you don’t get promoted for fulfilling your boss’s expectations.Your boss’s expectations are the price of entry. Even if you’re making a great effort and doing all that’s asked of you, you won’t stand out. You’ll be se
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Great practical advice, but only if you're willing to put in the effort and sincerity.
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You Innovate with Your Heart, Not Your Head

You Innovate with Your Heart, Not Your Head | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Inspiration is the engine of change.
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There has to be an element of passion, not just logic!

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The hardest thing we’ve done…changing our culture

The hardest thing we’ve done…changing our culture | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
This is my last blog as part of the LinkedIn Influencer program. I announced my retirement earlier this year and Telstra’s new CEO Andrew Penn will be picking up the baton and offering his own Influencer views on key issues going forward.This month, as part of a long—standing commitment, I spoke on leadership at the Queensland University of Technology. Here are some of the ideas I shared:The hardest thing we’ve ever done…What an amazing time in human history, with so much change in the world. Th
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Some key elements defining modern-day leadership essentials here. The one that resonates most with me is #3. Any strategy is doomed to fail if it does not incorporate in its roadmap ideas around culture - both current and to-be. Fundamentally, we are human and any set of action we take (or inaction) will be heavily influenced by the culture we subscribe to.

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How to Choose a Profile Picture That Won't Scare Hiring Managers Away

How to Choose a Profile Picture That Won't Scare Hiring Managers Away | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
How to Choose a Profile Picture That Won't Scare Hiring Managers Away: Because no one Facebook stalks like a hiring ma...
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Very practical advice. This is the one piece of real estate you don't want to be getting wrong!

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