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What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality?

What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality? | Leadership and Development | Scoop.it
This quiz will determine which country in the world best reflects your personality and living style. It is where you will thrive in life the most. Plan your next vacation there, or make the big move!

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add your insight...Are you living in the right country? Feeling out of place? This quiz might give you a clue as to where you might feel more at home.

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12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss

12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss | Leadership and Development | Scoop.it

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Great post and a great excuse for sharing the lovely cat picture on Scoop.it post :-)

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 11, 2014 7:17 AM


You own the business and rightfully regard yourself as the boss, therefore from the day you hire your first employee,  you need to be continually working at becoming a better boss.


Being a boss means many things, yet to employees, their prime consideration is that you are a great boss to work for and be rewarded by for contributing to the success of your business.


This exellent article, suggests that there are shortcuts a business owner can take to learn how to become a better boss, and it outlines 12 of these for starters.

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12 Shortcuts to Becoming a Better Boss

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Law Firm Sues Their SEO Company For Using Spammy Tactics

Law Firm Sues Their SEO Company For Using Spammy Tactics | Leadership and Development | Scoop.it

Google's Matt Cutts posted on Twitter a link to Eric Goldman (a guy who knows his legal SEO stuff) story about how a law firm sued their SEO company. Not necessarily for not achieving the rankings they wanted but rather for violating Google's webmaster guidelines and/or using spammy techniques.


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Also relates to Digital media Companies who tempt bloggers with cash for links or try and cadge a freebie. I think it is pretty underhand to not only open up the blogger to a Google slap but also the company they represent is in danger of having their web presence wiped from Google search. Perhaps this will deter them from continuing this practice and they will start directing money towards those who follow Google guidelines.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, May 27, 2014 6:22 PM

The action is based on the fact that, at the time that the Defendants were promoting this marketing scheme to the Victim Firms, they knew that the techniques they proposed to use were in violation of the guidelines already well-established and published by Google; knew that Google was moving rapidly to crack down on violators; knew that use of these techniques would not only fail to enhance the likelihood that the Victim Firms would rise in Google’s rankings but would actually be downgraded to the point where the websites being used by the Victim Firms would become “contaminated” for search engine purposes; knew that they intended to use automated programs rather than direct personal effort to create the appearance that links to the Victim Firms webpages (the key to rising in search engine rankings) were being generated in the numbers represented; and knew that they intended to cloak their schemes in allegations of “trade secrets” to avoid the balance of the scheme from coming to light.

Andy Britnell's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:47 AM
Also relates to Digital media Companies who tempt bloggers with cash for links or try and cadge a freebie. I think it is pretty underhand to not only open up the blogger to a Google slap but also the company they represent is in danger of having their web presence wiped from Google search. Perhaps this will deter them from continuing this practice and they will start directing money towards those who follow Google guidelines.
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Do you hate role-play? Forum Theatre could be the answer.

Remember those dreadful words that get said at training events. 'And now we'll do some role-play'. It's almost as bad as when they don't have any biscuits! Well, Forum Theatre may be the answer. You don't have to do the acting - you just watch professional actors do it for you. So instead the lack of control you might feel having to act in an unrealistic situation you can control the action by directing the actors to improve the situation. Of course you can join in as yourself or you could just suggest possibilities from the wings. Altogether a much more involving and fun way to learn.

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Do you lead with a human touch?

“Stop right now, thank you very much, I need somebody with a human touch!” This line from the well known Spice Girls song sums it up! Being ‘human’ as a leader is what high performance leadership is all about. It allows you to lead with strength, dignity, passion and compassion. But getting the balance right is intensely difficult to do if you’re not paying attention. What if you had a manual for getting this right? A 4-step process and mind-set which helped you get high performance from your team and all the individuals in it. All with a human touch of course!

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Conscious leadership - dealing with 'difficult' people

Conscious leadership - dealing with 'difficult' people | Leadership and Development | Scoop.it

How do you deal with peoples' perceived negative behaviour in the work place? Do you challenge it harshly, quietly seethe or do you have a positive way of dealing with it? This link takes you to a valuable discussion on what can happen to a team where conflicts in thinking, behaviour and mind-set cause dysfunction. There is also a very short process which can help you break old patterns of negative response that can produce surprising results. Do you practice conscious leadership? What would happen if you did?

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What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality?

What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality? | Leadership and Development | Scoop.it
This quiz will determine which country in the world best reflects your personality and living style. It is where you will thrive in life the most. Plan your next vacation there, or make the big move!

Via Marty Koenig
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So you think you are a good manager?

How do you know if you’re a good manager or not? It’s unlikely your staff will tell you to your face if you are not! One of the features of the Leading & Developing High Performance programme is that it includes a suite of questionnaires which measure how good you are as a manager or leader. Answer this question to see if you have the potential to lead and develop a high performing team.

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8 stage process for delivering negative feedback

Delivering negative feedback is tough but needs to be done in early stages of staff development to prevent them from getting into bad habits. If you want to develop your team so they'll deliver high performance mastering the art of effective technical feedback and reprimands is essential. They might not like it at the time but they will understand the positive impact it has on their performance in the long run. Plus it makes your job easier. You can probably can associative with the feeling you get when something you haven't challenged has become a habit for a member of staff! This 8 stage process will help you to nip it in the bud.

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Coach Carter - a master of leadership

A perfect demonstration of Leading & Developing High Performance. Want to build high team performance? Coach Carter shows you how to do it. For some reason I never quite got around to watching this film until I attended a Leading & Developing High Performance accreditation. Having seen a few clips from the film, which explained beautifully the concepts behind the high support high challenge model from leading and Developing High performance, I ordered it from LoveFilm and was captivated by it. Every coach and leader would be wise to get this film out - it's a master class in leadership with integrity.

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