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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Searching for Hidden Damage

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Searching for Hidden Damage | Humanize | Scoop.it

But how often do we search for hidden damage? Doing so is as simple as checking in with a friend to see if she is managing things OK, or as structured as scheduling team meetings to reconsider work flow and project management shifts that may need to occur.

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 louisgray.com: Being Genuine Is the Best Disclosure Of Them All

 louisgray.com: Being Genuine Is the Best Disclosure Of Them All | Humanize | Scoop.it

Bias is complicated and the best way to classify bias is if you can find a direct link to an action that delivers another action which would not have happened without the first. You can try all day to divine the intent of the source, but you can't read their mind. Them being genuine first and always clears it all up.

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Blog - Don’t Let Conventional Measurement Wisdom Fragment Your Impact - Matt Forti

Blog - Don’t Let Conventional Measurement Wisdom Fragment Your Impact - Matt Forti | Humanize | Scoop.it
The sad truth, according to Matt Forti, is that conventional wisdom on performance measurement perpetuates a status quo.
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Making Your Brand Just A Little More Human | Business 2 Community

Making Your Brand Just A Little More Human | Business 2 Community | Humanize | Scoop.it
I was in a client meeting last week when an earthquake shook New York City.  We all stared at each other for a few seconds and waited for the building to...
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Marketing for Nonprofits: Your Right Questions

Marketing for Nonprofits: Your Right Questions | Humanize | Scoop.it

one of our key challenges as managers is asking the right questions about our organizations.

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Ridiculously Transparent // ben's blog

As CEO of IronPort, I wanted to be completely transparent with my entire team but my board of seasoned industry veterans was sharply opposed… They raised several serious issues: do you want to leak critical weaknesses to your competitors? Do you want to panic your employees? Do you want to completely reconstruct your culture when you go public? It was just a bad idea. However, the more that I thought about it, the more I believed that sharing absolutely everything would create massive advantages and that we should live with whatever consequences resulted.

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For Brands, Being Human Is The New Black | Fast Company

For Brands, Being Human Is The New Black | Fast Company | Humanize | Scoop.it
Want to build your brand? Traditionally that’s meant a lot of chest thumping. But that’s changing, IDEO communications designer Elle Luna told a standing-room-only crowd at The Designer Fund’s first-ever Designer Fair on Friday.
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3 ways your brand can be more human

3 ways your brand can be more human | Humanize | Scoop.it

... "humanizing" a brand simply means to make those customer experiences over which you have control, and which lead to a customer's expectation of value about your brand, more human. Note that the experiences over which you don't have control -- such as word of mouth, through which people help others by recommending products or warning them to stay away -- are already human.

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The FASTForward Blog » Leading and Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

The FASTForward Blog » Leading and Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary | Humanize | Scoop.it

As the years have passed since these pioneers first addressed the human issues in organizational structures and processes derived from engineering and efficiency principles, various elements of their thinking and practices have inexorably found their way into managing processes and people. I suggest that this is entirely understandable as the increasing frequency and intensity of complicated and complex organizational activities have grown over time, and along with the evolution of peoples’ expectations about work and meaning in a modern era.

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The Heart of Innovation: When a Best Practice Is a Worst Practice

The Heart of Innovation: When a Best Practice Is a Worst Practice | Humanize | Scoop.it

People start becoming satisfied with emulating other people's lives. Instead of thinking up their own best practices, they imitate. Ouch!

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Joe Gerstandt - the cost of being you

Joe Gerstandt - the cost of being you | Humanize | Scoop.it

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.
-Noam Chomsky

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Shareable: Organizing the Precariat

Shareable: Organizing the Precariat | Humanize | Scoop.it

Hierarchy was just as much present in the call center as any private organization, and there was a strong inequality between those who managed and those who worked.

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Do you have a judgment-free zone? | Escape From Cubicle Nation

Do you have a judgment-free zone? | Escape From Cubicle Nation | Humanize | Scoop.it

A judgment-free zone is a place where you can express exactly what you are feeling without censor.

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Sabotaging An Entire Culture | Spin Sucks

Sabotaging An Entire Culture | Spin Sucks | Humanize | Scoop.it
Sabotaging an entire culture looks at Now You See It, a book that discusses the current school system and how it, and leaders, are failing the next generation...
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Quantum minds: Why we think like quarks - ‘To be... - Lapidarium notes

Quantum minds: Why we think like quarks - ‘To be... - Lapidarium notes | Humanize | Scoop.it
Quantum minds: Why we think like quarks - ‘To be human is to be quantum’ “The quantum world defies the rules of ordinary logic. Particles routinely occupy two or more places at the same time and don’t...
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It's Not A Mirror, It's A Crystal Ball

It's Not A Mirror, It's A Crystal Ball | Humanize | Scoop.it

And it works because instead of a reliance on top-down management and editing, the emphasis is on hiring the right people. TechCrunch works because we’re a bunch of driven reporters with great instincts that excel at working independently. Sometimes junior writers hone those instincts by watching senior writers and asking questions. And there is plenty of good, healthy collaboration. But for the most part, it’s very a much a trial by fire — only the strong survive.

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The Hourglass Blog: Recipes for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog: Recipes for Innovation | Humanize | Scoop.it

And when we listen intuitively and act accordingly - we have the opportunity to experience something that goes way beyond the intellectual realm....and often when we are able to blend intellectual and intuitive - we find innovation?

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review | Humanize | Scoop.it

In short, giving people work that spans boundaries is a way to grow the potential for more connectors, in a nice multiplier effect. But ultimately the power of connectors lies in themselves, not in the stars. It comes from their own willingness to continue making relationships, passing on information, and introducing people to one another.

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Splash: Refreshment For Your Small-Staff Organization » Blog Archive » Innovation and Competitive Advantage

Splash: Refreshment For Your Small-Staff Organization » Blog Archive » Innovation and Competitive Advantage | Humanize | Scoop.it

1. Innovation is more about what you notice, not what you know. Look at your organization and ask, “What are the unique characteristics or benefits that we offer members?” Then turn those around and list the specific problems or needs that those benefits meet. That’s the beginning of a great story. As you continue the process, you’ll begin to notice areas where you can improve, and dare I say, innovate.

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Que: Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World

Que: Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World | Humanize | Scoop.it

It's no longer enough to know the tools of social media: organizations must know how to apply them strategically to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. 

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Crisis communication: Remember your employees by @aliciakan | Spin Sucks

Crisis communication: Remember your employees by @aliciakan | Spin Sucks | Humanize | Scoop.it

Finally there is no better opportunity than a crisis to close the gap between what a company claims to be and what it truly is. In your company branding, do you profess to be the employer of choice? Do you claim to put staff above all else? Do you say your employees are empowered? If there had been any lingering cynicism before, now is the time to show that your positioning is not just slick verbiage, but truth.

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Thanks For Playing: Truck Stuck! Now What?

Thanks For Playing: Truck Stuck! Now What? | Humanize | Scoop.it

Where do ideas come from in your organization?

Or, to be more precise, who's ALLOWED to have an idea?

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The “Hook” for Profitable Engagement: Changing your Conversation with Members and Customers

The “Hook” for Profitable Engagement:  Changing your Conversation with Members and Customers | Humanize | Scoop.it

It is not about new research methods with perky names, but about immersion in your members’ world and changing the conversation with them.

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Guru Review: Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Guru Review: Read This Before Our Next Meeting | Humanize | Scoop.it

Al Pittampalli is on a modern day crusade against the tyranny of the traditional business meeting. He's the founder of The Modern Meeting Company, a small business that helps organizations transform meetings, make decisions and coordinate complex teams.

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How Important Is Corporate Culture?

How Important Is Corporate Culture? | Humanize | Scoop.it
Although many modern executives operate under such regulatory constraints that they have infinite responsibility but limited authority, a single person can create a corporate culture that impacts everyone's work experience.
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