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Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Those who succeed in the future workplace must be innovative. Adaptable. Able to change quickly.

You knew that, right?

It's not an option these days.

It's ma

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you should always be seeking ways to improve your leadership qualities. 

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Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team | Human Resources | Scoop.it

So stop it.


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If your best ideas come at night, save your emails as drafts. Then send them out in the morning.

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Matthew Fritz's curator insight, July 7, 11:52 PM
That's a good enough admonition for me. Now join me in the journey to keep work during work.
SENAME Interactive's curator insight, July 8, 1:09 AM

Work while you work and rest while you rest. 

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The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders

The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders | Human Resources | Scoop.it

Brilliant leaders like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk often give little care and appreciation to their hard-working and loyal employees.

 

Given the extraordinary success of these men, the obvious question is whether being relentlessly hard on people, and even cruel, may get them to perform better.



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I would say that people don't perform because of the bad behavior. They perform better because of the high standards expected of them by visionary leaders.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 28, 9:02 AM

 Genius covers a lot of sins. A great product is a great product, and you don’t have to do everything right to be successful. Most customers don’t care how the sausage gets made, as long as it tastes good.

Glenn Wallace's curator insight, June 29, 1:03 AM

Apple goes back along way, back to the garden.

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Why Isn’t HR Driving Company Culture?

Why Isn’t HR Driving Company Culture? | Human Resources | Scoop.it
The other day while with a client, I mentioned something about the organization’s culture, and the client grumpily replied “I’m sick of hearing about the culture!” I laughed and …

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I am a big believer that great culture makes a great company. But a great culture has to come from the company leadership. HR is responsible for implementing culture in my opinion.

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New Study Reveals HR Strategy Tied To Company Performance

New Study Reveals HR Strategy Tied To Company Performance | Human Resources | Scoop.it
By Mike Ettling, President, HR Line of Business, SAP A better-prepared workforce delivers better results. And companies with above-average revenue growth are more likely to provide employees with advanced training and development programs, as well as give their workers access to the information they need to not just get by but [...]

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Yet another study shows how HR strategy is tied to company performance.

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Peter Karlsson's curator insight, May 13, 6:15 PM

Of course HR activity will be tiedto company performance.

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10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner

10 Essential Skills for The 21st Century Worker/ Learner | Human Resources | Scoop.it

Here is an interesting infographic from university of Phoenix featuring 10 essential skills for the successful worker.Going through the list we remarked that these skills are important not only for a successful work for successful learners as well. In fact, these skills represent the ethos of the 21st century epoch, an era where knowledge economy and the social capital are so interdependently connected that it becomes extremely hard to decipher the dividing line between the two.


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I wonder how many American high schools and colleges are teaching these skills?

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Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Culture is the new black. Why is it such an important new topic in business and how do we define it?

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How does a company measure culture and the impact it has on the bottom line?

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, March 15, 10:50 AM

Culture still eats strategy for breakfast. 

John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2:45 PM

No matter if you’re a CEO, HR executive, manager, or team leader –  culture really matters. Consider it one of your most powerful tools for business success.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 16, 1:31 AM

 Culture lets you focus on your purpose and mission.

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How Young Leaders Manage Older Employees

Managing employees who are older than you can come with a number of challenges. However, today more and more managers and business leaders are younger than the employees they manage. This is especial…

Via Anne Leong
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This is a two way street. Younger bosses need to realize all the skills and experience older workers can bring and what a valuable asset they can be to the company.  While older workers need to realize that although the boss is younger, they still should support and respect them the best they can.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 AM

Talent comes in all hsapes and sizes... all genrations and diversities. The great ones recognize that and use it to their advantage. Teamwork and collaboration trumps age.

Paulette Steele's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 PM

So relevant these days!

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10 Ways to Create an Irresistibly Great Workplace

10 Ways to Create an Irresistibly Great Workplace | Human Resources | Scoop.it
When you have the right workplace attributes, hiring and retention become much easier prospects, and people are free to do great things.

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Culture matters.

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Evoluo's curator insight, January 30, 4:57 PM

Leader, lève-toi et... jump !

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A Match Made in Heaven: Find Your Next Hire with MyUnfold

A Match Made in Heaven: Find Your Next Hire with MyUnfold | Human Resources | Scoop.it
 

A resume is bland, static, and nowhere near the best representation of a professional. We’re taught to “game it” by playing on words or
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MyUnfold is going to change the way candidates look for positions and the way companies look for candidates.

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15 Ways to Become a Better Leader in 2015 - Switch & Shift

15 Ways to Become a Better Leader in 2015 - Switch & Shift | Human Resources | Scoop.it
YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about what Millennials want to do differently this year to become more Human-centered leaders. Here are their responses.

Via Anne Leong
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Great insight on how we all can become better leaders for our organizations.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 18, 8:10 AM

Lot of good advice on leading in the 21st century.... I especially like " be upfront about your leadership style" Many leaders say they are one thing and do another... if you like feedback can you take it as well as give it... If trust is big with you do you trust as well as expect others to trust you. Millennial appreciate openness....good read

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Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence

Simple Acts That Build Your Leadership Presence | Human Resources | Scoop.it

Nobody is born a leader, but the traits that we associate with big-picture vision can be built over time in small ways.


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If you are a Leader, one of your responsibilities is to find solutions for complex challenges.

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The Importance of Stay Interviews - Blog

The Importance of Stay Interviews - Blog | Human Resources | Scoop.it
While it's important to understand why employees leave, it's just as important to understand why employees stay. Stay interviews provide companies with a real chance to make necessary changes to help retain current employees – and perhaps even increa

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Retention of your best employees is just as important as recruiting new talent.

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Eight L&D tactics I'd use if I was an HR director

Eight L&D tactics I'd use if I was an HR director | Human Resources | Scoop.it

I was recently challenged to put my money where my mouth is in terms of explaining exactly what I would do better if I were an HR director myself, as opposed to being a L&D coaching specialist, who often, as part of my work with an organisation, ends up advising HR directors on how to improve the way they work in this area.

 

So here goes.


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People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO | Human Resources | Scoop.it
The CEO should make the human resources leader a true partner.

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But the HR leader needs to be prepared to be a true partner for the business.

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Building a Strong Company Culture - HR Matters

Building a Strong Company Culture - HR Matters | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Company culture starts at the top. It is used to unite your workforce and create a cohesive group of people working towards a common goal; it binds members together and influences how they think about themselves, their fellow employees and their work

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A strong culture allows your employees to know what is important to the company.

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4 Ways to Create an Authentic Culture While You're Small and Nimble

4 Ways to Create an Authentic Culture While You're Small and Nimble | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Fancy perks aren't actually what keep employees engaged -- four ways to create a culture that makes employees feel connected to and inspired by your company.

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It is easy to build a great culture when you know the Startup you are working for is about to make a positive impact on society. Like we are doing at MyUnfold. www.MyUnfold.com #killtheresume

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5 Simple Steps To Writing A Concise Job Description

5 Simple Steps To Writing A Concise Job Description | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Follow these 5 steps to learn how to write a job description that is clear, concise, and accurately defines the role.

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How much time and money is lost by both companies and job seekers because of poorly written job descriptions?

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What Makes a Lousy Leader?

What Makes a Lousy Leader? | Human Resources | Scoop.it

erWhat makes a lousy leader? That is easy, they do the opposite of what great leaders do. Not so fast. Our biases forget the differences between leadership we agree with, and leadership from people we do not like.

The differences rest partly in our individual perspectives. It takes a certain maturity to recognize when effective leadership occurs in opposition to our wants and needs. For the enlightened, it causes frustration, of course, but also garners respect. We have an abundance of frustration with leaders in our life and an absence of respect. We forget leadership is not static, it runs along a continuum from lousy to outstanding. Also, there is a variance between leadership tasks that may or may not be affected by time, individual experience, risk tolerance, introversion/extroversion and a host of other conditions. To me, the effective leader is the one that, given multiple variables, attributes and situations, still achieves positive results more often than not.


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To me it is simple. Great leaders treat everyone with dignity and respect. Lousy leaders treat do not treat everyone with dignity and respect.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 12:43 PM

What makes a lousy leader? That is easy, they do the opposite of what great leaders do. Not so fast. Our biases forget the differences between leadership we agree with, and leadership from people we do not like.

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When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming | Human Resources | Scoop.it

It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the rest of your team isn’t overburdened when she leaves?


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Sooner or later, all your will leave your organization. Does your organization have a plan for when an employee leaves.

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How To Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps

How To Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps | Human Resources | Scoop.it
What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent?


Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our workdays as leaders.


And the problem seems to be pervasive


Via Roger Francis
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The workforce of today which includes people from the baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and the Millennials requires a brand new way of management. The old ways simply do not work anymore. The one site fits all approach no longer works. 

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The Affect Heuristic: How We Feel is How We Think

The Affect Heuristic: How We Feel is How We Think | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Do you feel that your emotions control what you think? Or do you find it difficult to be rational when you are emotional? Consider this example: If someone has harmed you, you quickly arrive at the...

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If you can learn how you make decisions, you should be able to make better ones.

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12 Signs Your Company Has An Enviable Workplace Culture

12 Signs Your Company Has An Enviable Workplace Culture | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Use these signs to build a healthy company culture, one employee at a time.

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Many companies say they have a great culture. But how many of them actually do have a great culture.

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Is your small business ready to face the top three HR challenges of 2015?

Is your small business ready to face the top three HR challenges of 2015? | Human Resources | Scoop.it
According to a report from Deloitte, the most significant HR capital challenges facing businesses around the globe include leadership and development, talent attraction and engagement, and organizational transformation and reinvention

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As HR professionals how do you plan on solving these challenges.

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How to win the war for talent | Investors in People

How to win the war for talent | Investors in People | Human Resources | Scoop.it
A successful business is made by its people. And your competitors want yours. So how do you ensure your talent sticks with you, today and tomorrow?

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In the sports world employees are free agents at the end of their contract. In the business world your employees are always a free agent. To retain your best talent you must have a viable performance management and talent retention program.

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The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and su...

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A grounded leader helps to build a company that can meet all challenges.

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