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Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Mastery, membership, and meaning are all more important than money.
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Money, though important is not the most important in having a motivated workforce

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The Butterfly that Started the Apple Tsunami

The Butterfly that Started the Apple Tsunami | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
10 years ago today, Apple did something extraordinary, but it didn't seem like it at the time. Like the story of a butterfly flapping its wings and eventually causing a tsunami halfway around the
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Even embedded principles (Apple software only on mac PCs) can and should be challenged occasionally.

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What Winning Companies Get... And Others Won't

What Winning Companies Get... And Others Won't | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
We are in a bull market for advice to women on how to get ahead in their companies.For most of my career, I lived it. I worked in some of the most male of companies (OK, I never worked for Twitter).
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"Cascading bias" - didn't realise there was a name for it.

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7 Product Design Rules that Work for People, Too

7 Product Design Rules that Work for People, Too | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley was built on amazing products, not on stellar leadership skills. In fact, veterans of some of the world’s most successful tech companies often look with skepticism, even disdain,
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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Leadership Lessons From LEGO | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to change leadership. Here are the parallels between building a complex LEGO set and coaching a client through transformational change.
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Also probably applicable to Agile / Lean transformations.

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
While researching my next book on the future of jobs, I had a revelation. No, God didn’t hand me a Windows tablet. I was blown away by how many articles and websites I found about ‘
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NSA and GCHQ unlock online privacy encryption

NSA and GCHQ unlock online privacy encryption | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
UK and US intelligence agencies have unlocked the technology used to encrypt online services including email, online banking and medical records.
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Who's worried about where this technology might get out to?

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The One Belief That Is Holding Back Your Career

The One Belief That Is Holding Back Your Career | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Your job is not your job.Your job is not what you do, but the goal you pursue.Yet most professionals I know limit their careers believing that their job is what they do. When I ask them, “What
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Are You Ready for a Promotion to Leadership?

Are You Ready for a Promotion to Leadership? | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Getting promoted can be very complicated. It's not only about how well you have performed against your current job, but it involves the future needs of the team, the perspectives of your colleagues,
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Find Leadership Inspiration in Your Everyday Encounters

Find Leadership Inspiration in Your Everyday Encounters | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Well into my career in the U.S. Navy, I found myself traveling unexpectedly – and reluctantly – from Europe to Washington, D.C. I’d been ordered to fly all night to deliver a
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Inspiring

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6 Ways to Put the ‘Good’ in Goodbye

6 Ways to Put the ‘Good’ in Goodbye | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
On Wednesday night, I was at my local Apple store with my son Brinden when everything stopped. Employees from every department excused themselves from various conversations with customers and formed
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Don’t Write Off the Coaching Leadership Style

Don’t Write Off the Coaching Leadership Style | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Coaching leaders help employees identify their unique strengths and weaknesses and tie them to their personal and career aspirations. They encourage employees to establish long-term development goals
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Probably best employed in specific areas of expertise rather than in every aspect of someone's job. A leader can only coach their staff in those aspects that are common to both jobs, like management, or methods.

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How To Uncover Your Company's True Culture

How To Uncover Your Company's True Culture | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
How to Determine Your Company’s True CultureI think a lot about culture. I talk a lot about culture. I write a lot about culture. But most importantly, I worry a lot about culture.Every company has a
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Many companies recognise the importance of culture. Few people have the wisdom to successfully create or change culture. And some, rarely, do it unconsciously.

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There's only one answer to the cost of living crisis: a bonfire of the taxes - Telegraph

There's only one answer to the cost of living crisis: a bonfire of the taxes - Telegraph | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Britain desperately needs a significant downsizing of the size of the state, and the Government must eliminate subsidies for those who don't need them
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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
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The iPad-hacking LA School Students Deserve Scholarships

The iPad-hacking LA School Students Deserve Scholarships | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles public school district confirmed that it would be giving an Apple iPad to each of its 640,000 students. The billion-dollar rollout (which includes other expenses
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The First Things a New Leader Should Do to Build Trust

The First Things a New Leader Should Do to Build Trust | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
As a new supervisor nearly 30 years ago and as Lockheed Martin CEO and President, building trust has always been my top priority. That’s because I’ve learned over the years that if you
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Why the ‘Big Data’ Hype is NOT About Big or Data!

Why the ‘Big Data’ Hype is NOT About Big or Data! | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Big Data is changing our world. It will completely transform the way we do business, run countries and cities, find love, cure cancer, conduct science and most other things. This is why there is such
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Leading a Customer-Centric Transformation

Leading a Customer-Centric Transformation | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
I was once asked to run a workshop for a small group of senior executives at a large, multi-division enterprise seeking to transform itself into a more customer-centric business. During a planning
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The customer-centric leader may exhibit these behaviours, but they also need to get rid of the things that get in the way - like the wrong metrics, and on treating people as costs.

And then they need to find out what customers genuinely want and to embed ways of doing so into the corporate identity.

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Have Social Networks Killed the Web?

Have Social Networks Killed the Web? | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
This July, Google quietly axed one of its most beloved and longest-running products, Google Reader.Millions of users who depended on the popular RSS service to firehose their online content scrambled
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How to Think Like a Wise Person

How to Think Like a Wise Person | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
If I asked you to judge how smart someone is, you’d know where to start. But if you were going to assess how wise that person is, what qualities would you consider?Wisdom is the ability to make
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Finding leaders starts by listening

Finding leaders starts by listening | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
If I had a bigger napkin I would have written this:The Less Simple Formula for Assessing Leadership = Identify the Problem, Find a Solution, Develop a Workable Plan, Inspire Others, Deliver the
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In a previous role, I resolved to come up with an Agile Governance model that suited that organisation. But although I had the vision, and came up with the roles, responsibilities and the processes required, getting support for the implementation proved a hurdle too far.

Next time.... 

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It's Time to Dream for a Living

It's Time to Dream for a Living | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
In 2000, I jumped from Salomon Smith Barney to Merrill Lynch. Though the move was lucrative, my primary motivation was dreaming a new dream. When I approached my managers about a new opportunity,
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Leadership Skill #2: Do You Have A Dream?

Leadership Skill #2: Do You Have A Dream? | Leaders and leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders inspire us, creating passion and belief through exciting shared dreams and causes about which they have strong convictions.Do you have an exciting shared dream and a strong cause for
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