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How to Get Disengaged Employees to Go the Extra Mile

How to Get Disengaged Employees to Go the Extra Mile | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Are you losing money because your employees aren't fully engaged? Check out these proven ideas for getting your staff to give you their best.
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These are some brilliant ideas worth considering if you have under-performing staff in the company.

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Clarifying expectations and responsibilities on both sides of the organization-member relationship is a good place to start working on improving engagement.

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What keeps us motivated to come to work? How do we manage our Careers?
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Learning These 9 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

Learning These 9 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy workweek. Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, never stop reaching for new heights and…
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Sound advice if you want to see some immediate improvements in life.
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Surprising proof there is no relationship between employee and customer happiness

Surprising proof there is no relationship between employee and customer happiness | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
This article is an update to my January article on the same subject. At the time, 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index data for 71 of the 336
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Happy employees  do NOT equal happy customers. Note that engagement and happiness are different. Read on to understand more.
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The Science of Sounding Smart

Your voice carries the sound of your intellect.
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Don't need a baritone voice, but voice trumps the written word, so it seems! Don't under-estimate the power of the human connection, instead of just email.
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8 Ways to Figure Out What You're Passionate About Without Leaving Your Couch

8 Ways to Figure Out What You're Passionate About Without Leaving Your Couch | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Not sure what your passion is? Here are some creative and thoughtful exercises you can do to practice some self-reflecting in your spare time.
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This can be a useful exercise, even if the answer isn't quite what you expected. If you're like me and have more interests than you can recount in 3 seconds, a long list of "passions" to boot, then you should try this. What do you have to lose?
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The biggest mistake new leaders make

The biggest mistake new leaders make | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Some golden nuggets of advice for newly-minted managers and team leaders. How to stop yourself from becoming a micro-manager and learn instead to trust your team thereby developing them.
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The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’

The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’ | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
There’s a counter-intuitive downside to collecting vast amounts of information about economics and human behaviour: it can mean we ignore the lessons of history.
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A valuable reminder on the inherent bias in the data that we choose to use.
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28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

28 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Here's what to say when the interviewer asks, "So do you have any questions for me?"
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I think this is a great list...but, do be wary of asking questions to which the answers can be deduced by doing some pre-interview research. Go ahead and ask the questions to which only the interviewers or people within the company can tell you about.
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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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Difference Between #Lean , #Six_Sigma and #Lean_Six_Sigma.

Difference Between #Lean , #Six_Sigma and #Lean_Six_Sigma. | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Giving the fact that many customers may be interested to implement their projects thru Lean and/or Six Sigma, Alot of people get confused between
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An excellent albeit high-level primer  on Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean-Six-Sigma.
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The S.O.A.R. Answer Model | HumanResources.com

The S.O.A.R. Answer Model | HumanResources.com | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
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Very practical advice for your next interview!
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Successful leaders design their relationships. This is how

Successful leaders design their relationships. This is how | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
Eric McNulty, director of research for Harvard's National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, discusses designing your leadership relationships.
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Wow. Powerful advice about designing your relationships instead of letting them be designed by default.
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Wally Stump's curator insight, October 15, 2016 12:00 PM
"All relationships are designed. The variable is whether this is done purposefully or left to chance."
Wally Stump's curator insight, October 15, 2016 12:00 PM
All relationships are designed. The variable is whether this is done purposefully or left to chance.
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Say Goodbye to the Annual Pay Raise

Say Goodbye to the Annual Pay Raise | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
The yearly ritual of doling out incremental and somewhat disappointing salary increases is quietly disappearing.
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How long will it take for this to change completely?
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'Fish or Farm... a business Talent Perspective'

'Fish or Farm... a business Talent Perspective' | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
When you nurture & nourish, you flourish. Alternatively,  you perish. This as an adage is true for ecology as much as it is for the talent eco-system in the corporate environment. It is always an
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An interesting perspective on nurturing talent versus importing it in. Timing and priorities are of course a consideration.
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What Millennials Really Want — And How to Give it to Them

What Millennials Really Want — And How to Give it to Them | Human Resources and Organizational Development | Scoop.it
By Jack and Suzy Welch Entitled. Greedy. Disloyal. The perceptions surrounding today's millennial generation aren’t always flattering. But we don’t get why this group so often gets a bad rap. In fact,
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 A little bit of insight into millennials, as espoused by Jack and Suzy Welch.
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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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