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Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Yes you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can't learn something new without listening. (Want to get ahead? Stop talking and listen. Works for so many things.

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The quote "Silence is golden." comes to mind!

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Six Characteristics That Make a Highly Effective Team

Six Characteristics That Make a Highly Effective Team | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Great teams don't just happen. Those teams that fit together like puzzle pieces are the result of hard work and thoughtful leadership. But what exactly are the things you need to look for when putting together a highly effective team?
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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery - Forbes

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery - Forbes | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery Forbes However one of the biggest challenges organizations face are too many leaders who have too much confidence in their own opinion, and too little interest in learning about the...
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THE FOUR INTRINSIC REWARDS THAT DRIVE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT - Ivey Business Journal

Motivational dynamics have changed dramatically to reflect new work requirements and changed worker expectations. One of the biggest changes has been the rise
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Originally published in 2009, this extensive article resonates with today's view of organizational dynamics, change and how the empowerment of employees supports both the organization's and the employee's growth.

 

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Emotional Quotient - the key to balanced leadership | HRZone

Emotional Quotient - the key to balanced leadership | HRZone | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Awareness and self-management are crucial to leadership success.

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The ideal leader could be a combination of the best features of ‘generation grr’ and ‘generation zzz' with a heavy dose of emotional intelligence! 

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, August 15, 5:33 PM

Self-awareness and self-management are two of the important aspects of Emotional Intelligence for leaders.

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Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose

Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Could it be that employees really want workplace training, but they don’t want to learn the way companies teach them?
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If you want to encourage an organizational learning and have the new information stick, rethink the training "event" approach and consider the "apprenticeship" coaching model. First of two interesting posts.

 

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How to start a movement

How to start a movement | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
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It's the first follower that turns a lone nut into a leader! This and other fun tips on how to start a movement and encourage others to follow the lead. 

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Bettina Gilomen's curator insight, July 8, 9:43 AM

I used to think that in sustainability, top management support is key, but sometimes you can also start a new dynamic by working with key supporters from lower hierarchical levels...

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Everyday leadership

Everyday leadership | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
(Filmed at TEDxToronto.)
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This was one of the first TedTalks I'd seen and it still inspires me! It takes those seemingly small actions of everyday leaders to make a difference in someone's life.

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The Next Generation of Leaders: Building Leadership Capability that Creates Strategic Differentiation

The Next Generation of Leaders: Building Leadership Capability that Creates Strategic Differentiation | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
“To survive in the twenty first century, we are going to need a new generation of leaders” – Warren G. Bennis.

Only leadership can bring about transformational change and over th
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In this engaging article Annmarie Neal, author of “Leading From the Edge,” outlines 10 essential traits that differentiates the next generation of global leaders from the rest. A mix "traditional" notions with a twist and others that get you thinking.

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Why is Turnover a Serious Problem?

What does it take to retain people in an organization? What do you do to try to retain the best people? What are your processes for getting the best and the brightest? Who in the organization is primarily responsible for retaining employees?
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When times are tough investment in engaging and supporting staff drops. In the long run, that strategy can create an organizational impact that may be more costly than if the investment was made in the first place. Food for thought.

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How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz - Chicago Tribune

How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz - Chicago Tribune | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz
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“You have to treat faith as a learning opportunity.
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Listening to a great piece of jazz reminds me of the link between improvisation and leadership. A fun and interesting read. Just say "Yes to the mess!"

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How to Be a Mindful Business Leader

How to Be a Mindful Business Leader | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Dr. Lisa Firestone discusses the many benefits of being mindful in business and bringing mindfulness into the office.
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Interesting to think that mindfulness in the workplace not only creates an environment for connections and engagement, it increases the power of collective intelligence driving productivity and the bottom line.

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Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next ... - Huffington Post

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next ... - Huffington Post | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next ...
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Alpha vs. Beta organizations - the approach to supporting your employees impacts their long-term performance and the corporate culture you create. Stark pitcure of the differences and benefits.

 

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Video Library | 5th Global Drucker Forum 2013

Video Library | 5th Global Drucker Forum 2013 | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
RT @stjst: Video of @jhagel on scalable learning as rationale for todays organizations http://t.co/k1xWZJEovV at @GDruckerForum #greatSpeec…
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Facinating library of videos with insights into the ever evolving world of business and how people fit in the puzzle. Enjoy browsing!

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Personal Mastery and Learning Organizations - Robert JR Graham

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Personal Mastery – The First Discipline of Learning Organizations By Marty Jacobs “Personal mastery is the foundation on which organizational learning is built.” What is personal mastery?

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Being in tuned with yourself and others around you brings out the best in you, your team and the organization.

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Why organizations should build a culture of listening

Why organizations should build a culture of listening | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
The need to be heard is a basic human need. Listening is about acknowledging this need – it doesn’t mean agreeing to or endorsing the speaker’s views. Listening is one of the most important qualities
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Active listening not only benefits the person listening - new ideas, key information, alerts in advance - but also the person speaking who is being listened to - sense of acknowledgement and value.

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The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team

The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
So you were first in your MBA class and have the smarts of Jeff Bezos and Marissa Mayer combined. If you want the brightest possible future in business, you may still have a few things to learn.
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Towards the listening organization

Towards the listening organization | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Volatile environment, uncertain environment, ever-changing world, complex working environment, ambiguous world, employee needs, engage and listen, culture, agility, employee sentiments, organization complexity, organization listening, frequencies, tools, employee opinions, organizational surveys, engagement, listening programs
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Why is it important for an organization to "listen" more often and more profoundly to their own workforce? But then how can you do it without extremely complex processes? This article explores the various factors that drive the need to listen and offers a few suggestions on how to go about it.

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Julian Barling: Translating leadership theory into everyday behaviour

Employees do not expect leaders to do the impossible all the time. Instead, they judge their leaders by what they choose to do but didn't have to do, says Julian Barling, Borden Chair of Leadership...
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It's not the big gestures of a "important" man or woman, it's the everyday day gestures if kindness and acknowledgement which help define a true leader.

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Why Our Old Lens On Learning Will Fail A New Generation... And What You Can ... - Forbes

Why Our Old Lens On Learning Will Fail A New Generation... And What You Can ... - Forbes | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Why Our Old Lens On Learning Will Fail A New Generation... And What You Can ...
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Based on my management experience, when the protective walls inside an organization fall, people in the middle and lower rungs are freed to lead.
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How can we prepare those entering the workforce – kids, teens and young adults – where the speed of change increases exponentially? This insightful article explores the differences in “departmentalized” vs. “everyone leads” environments and the skill set that will benefit both those in and entering the workforce.  Leadership in this context isn’t linear; it’s omnidirectional, requiring “other-awareness.”

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The 20.5th Century Workforce

The 20.5th Century Workforce | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Solving the incompatibility problem between “Millennial” workers and 20th century organizations is a two-way road (My latest on the @Medium. It's about the clash between "Millenial" workers and 20th century organizations.
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From the pen of a "Millenial" giving you an insiders perspective on this 20.5 workforce. Captivating, thought-provoking and scary all at the same time. Don't take my word for it ... happy reading!

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Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee - Forbes

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee - Forbes | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee Forbes We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is...
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The study is in and it's revealing! Take a deep dive into 10 selected results from the 2014 Global Human Capital Trends survey. Then read more! http://dupress.com/articles/human-capital-trends-2014-survey-top-10-findings/

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▶ Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last - YouTube

▶ Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last - YouTube | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, lea...

Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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At the start of the talk you might think - Huh? how does this relate? - give it time. It builds up steam and the ideas flow in this most insightful and thought provoking talk. It's worth it.

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An Overture On Connection

An Overture On Connection | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
"Be authentic" is fast becoming the latest leadership cliché. So here are some alternative frames for getting to a spine-tingling leader connection.

Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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"To be connected means letting go." A great missive on the power of authenticity in leadership.

 

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Empathy Is The Most Powerful Leadership Tool

Empathy Is The Most Powerful Leadership Tool | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it
Become the other person and go from there is the best piece of coaching advice I ever received and it applies equally to influence negotiation...

Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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Walk in their shoes, understand what makes them tick, "be" the other. Put that into practice and then lead.

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The Tribal Knowledge Concept And Sharing Principles | Quandora

The Tribal Knowledge Concept And Sharing Principles | Quandora | Inspiring the human in business | Scoop.it

As its name suggests, tribal knowledge is knowledge belonging to a specific (sub)group of people – a collective intellectual asset. But how is this concept different than other types of knowledge? Well, is that tribe thing.


Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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How might a "tribal" approach to team management and development change how we see and work with each other? Facinating thought. 

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