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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the  many hallmarks of his leadership was trust.  The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 

Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days.  People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an AP-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters.


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Trust is the foundation on which every accomplishment is built.

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The quality of leadership and management has a great deal to do with low levels of employee engagement. Here are some ideas to consider that make a difference.

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MediaPost Publications Pinterest Beats Facebook for E-Commerce Sharing 12/10/2013

Facebook may dominate social sharing overall, but Pinterest is the leader when it comes to social sharing for e-commerce, according to a new study by Gigya, which specializes in social customer management and conducted a survey of social sharing habits across various verticals in the third quarter of the year.

 

For general social sharing of all types, Facebook led the way with a 41% share, followed by Twitter at 30%, and Pinterest at 20%; LinkedIn and Google+ lagged behind with 4% and 3% of all sharing activity, respectively. But a rather different picture emerged for sharing related to e-commerce, where Pinterest led the way with 44% of all e-commerce-based shares, followed by Facebook with 37% and Twitter at just 12%. Google+ contributed just 3% of e-commerce-related shares, and LinkedIn didn’t even register.

 

However, Facebook moved into first place again in a variety of marketing-related categories, leading the way in sharing for media and publishers with 40% of shares, versus 30% for Twitter and 20% for Pinterest. Facebook was also the most popular platform for sharing consumer brands, with 46% of all brand shares, compared to 38% for Twitter and 11% for Pinterest. Likewise Facebook led in the travel and hospitality vertical, with a whopping 61% of all social sharing, compared to just 17% for Pinterest and 14% for Twitter...


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I don't really use Facebook much and I don't even have a pinterest, but I thought this comparison was interesting.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:23 PM

When it comes to marketing, check out Pinterest power.

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Solar panels perform better when listening to music

Solar panels perform better when listening to music | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

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I find it very interesting how an occurrence between two completely different things can happen.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:51 PM

Caught this study last week and found the headlines pretty amusing - but here's the skinny:  the piezoelectric effect is when you apply pressure or input or energy to a material which in return creates a voltage - electricity.  In the study they manufactured solar cells and included some piezoelectric material - in this case zinc oxide nanorods.  Now - when they exposed the panels to sound energy - it improved the electrical output by up to 40%.  The headline grabbing information was that pop music - with its higher pitched sounds (higher pitch = higher energy) generated greater output than the lower pitched classical music - ergo - pop music is better! 

 

 So - if you have solar panels on your house - then get those loud speakers and start blasting Lady Gaga at full volume and when your neighbors complain just tell them that you're just being green and saving the planet - surely they'll understand!

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Tips for Increasing Holiday Sales

Tips for Increasing Holiday Sales | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

The holiday season is of course quite a wonderful time for merchants. And over the past few years it has become quite a nice time for online merchants. But if you are an affiliate webmaster where you don't have products of your own and just refer your web visitors to your affiliate sales sites how do you increase revenue during the season?


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Who doesn't need to learn about how to save money over the holidays?

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2014: Predictions for the Year of Relentless Curiosity

2014: Predictions for the Year of Relentless Curiosity | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

This will be the year of substance, when content is not just written for search engines to pick up, and when things we had hoped would connect become connectable. And most importantly, the value of marketing will continue to rise as consumers define their own individual futures of the products and services they prefer.


2014 is going to be the year when our human curiosity figures out how people, technology and process can finally work together.


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It's about time that every person can understand current technology.

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Apple accidentally list 4K display on website, sparking rumours of its own ultra high definition screens

Apple accidentally list 4K display on website, sparking rumours of its own ultra high definition screens | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it


Apple has sparked rumours that they are investing in 4K display screens after accidentally listing a 4K monitor for sale online.

The company briefly posted a Sharp 4K monitor for sale on its European online stores, then later removed it.

At 32 inches, the IGZO screen has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

It was listed at £3,499, and was then removed on Sunday evening.



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Technology will never stop progressing.

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Music - a gift for language learners - Telegraph

Music - a gift for language learners - Telegraph | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it
When it comes to language learning, new research reveals that your best asset may be your vocal cords, not your dictionary, says Anne Merritt.

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I have always believed that music enhances the mind's ability to learn new things.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:16 PM

Interesting study done byEdinburghUniversityresearchers demonstrating that language recall is improved if the initial input was presented as a song.  This article highlights 5 ways you could use music in your language learning.

I'm actually learning Spanish at the moment and am using a combination of browser, mobile apps and podcasts - it's pretty cool and I feel I'm making progress but as a musician I reckon if I could find some music learning tools too - that would be amazing! 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:14 AM

Great article related to the link between music and memory, and music and language skills. 

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10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it
Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!

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This article is actually related to the paper I wrote for my senior project titled "The Different Aspects of Journalism." I explain at length about how Facebook plays a significant role in the social society.

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IBooks Author's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:38 PM

Some insights that might affect your next books social media strategy.

Ica Iova's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:09 PM

Not so surprising but definitely something to think of

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Best Business Books of 2013

Best Business Books of 2013 | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

Welcome to the 13th annual edition of strategy+business’s best business books. Every year they strive to assemble a reading list that will not only engross and entertain you, but also provide concepts, tools, and insights that can help you lead your company to a better future.

 

This year’s best business books section includes seven essays by expert guides.


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Business seems like the forever-changing industry the powers every country in the world's success.

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Vaango Food's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:31 AM

Really best business book till now..VIsit Vaango.in

Sharon Ricci's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:41 AM

This year I discovered The Challenger Sale and it helped me turn a very important corner in my business. It's not on this list, but I think it should be. What business books have you read that stuck in your head and changed the way you do things? 

Dr. Ir. Henk Jan Jansen's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:36 PM
Best Business Books of 2013
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TechnoVision 2014- reference of 37 essential technology building blocks for 2014 via @rtolido @capgemini

TechnoVision 2014- reference of 37 essential technology building blocks for 2014 via @rtolido @capgemini | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

Furthermore, we are introducing TechnoVision 2014 to you in a gradual, stepwise way. To be more precise, we are releasing a building block every working day, ever since Monday the 4th of November. Each building block is described through a separate blog post on the CTO Blog with many contributions of Capgemini’s leading technology experts. By the end of December you should  be equipped with at least 37 interesting perspectives on the way technology will shape business change in the forthcoming year.


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Sounds like a very advantageous advance in technology.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:58 PM

A good overview of technologies requires to have a digital business, with key insights from leaders at Capgemini.

nXtshift's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:51 PM

Some missing links in the model, but over the years proven to be a fairly good reference #nXtshift

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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | The Times by Hayden Brown | Scoop.it

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the  many hallmarks of his leadership was trust.  The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 

Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days.  People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an AP-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Trust is the foundation on which every accomplishment is built.

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Richard Lock's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:23 AM

The quality of leadership and management has a great deal to do with low levels of employee engagement. Here are some ideas to consider that make a difference.