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Four Facts About the Emerging Contingent Workforce

Four Facts About the Emerging Contingent Workforce | Leadership | Scoop.it
You’ve read about how many people in the US are working…
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The landscape of the workforce and workplace as we know it today is changing at a rapid pace.  The trend is "absolute and irrevocable" so in order to succeed, organizations and individuals must adapt.  Those who continue to learn and adjust will reap the rewards.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, August 14, 2013 5:47 AM
I agree completely Garth! Ten years ago employers were stil valuing loyalty and attendance. In my humble opinion as well, employers value adaptability, flexibility, and employees who ask what can I do to help?
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 14, 2013 5:55 AM

Thank you Garth for sharing this article....very interesting to read!

 

I especially agree with the statement:. Over the next years, months or minutes, expect more change to the contingency model – faster!

 

What does that mean for us as leaders?  Interested in hearing your thoughts, and what you are doing now.

 

Make it a great day!

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I'm the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

I'm the Boss!  Why Should I Care If You Like Me? | Leadership | Scoop.it
Bad news for mean bosses.
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If you believe it doesn't matter if people like you because you are the boss...think again.  Life is about relationships, regardless of position.  To be an effective leader requires a high degree of emotional intelligence.

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The Trust Vacation - Six Seconds

The Trust Vacation - Six Seconds | Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders, our choices shape trust. If we want more trust in our teams, we need to accurately assess competencies -- and give people chances to grow to the next level.
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It's important for people to take a vacation so they can re-charge and spend quality time with those they love.  Being away from the office also has the potential to build and reinforce trust between the leader and his/her staff.  As stated by Ms. Brovedani, "...unplugging and stepping away from your office and letting others handle the problems that may arise is a sign of your trust in them.  It involves taking a chance and a leap of faith and with that comes a level of risk. Things may be done differently than you would do them, and yes, there may even be a few things that aren’t done at all. If you are going to develop your team and your business, you have to be able to trust and by unplugging and allowing them to make decisions and take action you show that you do."

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What You Can Learn From My Rookie Mistakes

What You Can Learn From My Rookie Mistakes | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Now I’ll be bold as well as strong. Use my head alongside my heart.” I Will Wait - Mumford and SonsIn my last post, I talked about lessons I learned about myself during my
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Do not let failures, setbacks or disappointments keep you from moving forward.  Expect them, plan for them, and keep pressing...be resilient. 

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6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists | Leadership | Scoop.it
While it may appear simple the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.
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Planning and prioritizing our day helps us manage stress and our energy levels.  But we can't confuse planning with action, nor can we confuse motion with progress.  Article includes some practical tips to help us manage our time, stress and energy levels more effectively.  I particularly like the 1-3-5 approach...one big mission, three medium tasks and five small things.  If you can accomplish 1-3-5 every day, you'll be in great shape!

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Leadership lessons from a cowboy named Rooster and a horse named Clyde « Purpose Unlimited

Leadership lessons from a cowboy named Rooster and a horse named Clyde « Purpose Unlimited | Leadership | Scoop.it
Jim Whitt provokes people... on purpose. Jim is an unapologetic people provoker. For more than 20 years as a consultant, writer, and speaker, he has provoked people and organizations to reach their full potential.
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Great analogy of a bucking horse and a horse that could really "cow", to people who "buck" the system all the time, don't fit the culture, and aren't held accountable for their actions.  Behavior rewarded is behavior repeated. 

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Patience and Consistency: The Two Keys to Real Business Success

Patience and Consistency: The Two Keys to Real Business Success | Leadership | Scoop.it
That’s the lesson behind the now highly-popular TV on t…
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Overnight success, while possible, is rare.  Most successful people and companies are the result of years of hard work, dedication, perseverance, constant improvement, and the ability to overcome set-backs.  As the article points out, success requires us to be willing to take chances, persevere, and get back up when life knocks us down.  Qualities that are certainly applicable in today's business world, but also relevant to every other area of our lives. 

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What Are the Limits of Transparency?

What Are the Limits of Transparency? | Leadership | Scoop.it

Modern business theorists hail the open organization, but secrets between employers and employees are sometimes a good thing. What's the proper balance between transparency and opaqueness? 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Transparency helps build trust...but what's the right balance in today's business enviornment? 

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:06 AM

Making the careful balance between these competign values is a difficult proposition; one the man will struggle with long into the future.

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Any Job Worth Doing is Worth Doing RIGHT the First Time!

Any Job Worth Doing is Worth Doing RIGHT the First Time! | Leadership | Scoop.it
Nothing destroys confidence in a leader quicker than having to do the job over because you messed up the plan. Get it right the first time!
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 “The key to gaining the respect of your crew and ensuring that they will follow you with confidence and execute your directions enthusiastically is the accuracy of your plan. Nothing will destroy their confidence in your leadership quicker than having to do the job over because you messed up the plan. Get it right the first time!”

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Young People Are the Geniuses Who Change the World

Young People Are the Geniuses Who Change the World | Leadership | Scoop.it
At Choose2Matter, our opening line in speaking to young…
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It doesn't matter the age, race, gender, etc., if children of this world believe they can make a difference, the possibilities are endless.  Sadly, only 2% of 16 year olds believe they can change the world.  But the 2% who believe, can accomplish the seemingly impossible.  The article highlights some of the amazing accomplishments of several young geniuses from Angela Maier's Choose2Matter organization.  Let's help Angela encourage children around the globe to believe they can make a difference...because they can!  Way to go Angela...You Matter!

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Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap? | Leadership | Scoop.it
The skills gap is real. To this statement there is little debate. What should generate great debate is how we close the skills gap, because the strategies currently employed ignore a pool of talent
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In today's world, much emphasis is placed on GPA, test scores, degrees, etc., as discriminators for hiring decisions.  Unfortunately, however, many of the skills employers really need--grit, determination, motivation, persistence, perseverance--often go un-noticed.  While such qualities may be difficult to identify and assess, it's time these non-cognitive skills, as well as skills like emotional intelligence, are used to identify the "best qualified" candidates.  Often times, a person's challenges in life, difficulties, obstacles, and disappointments, prove to be invaluable in shaping and molding their character.  And frequently these character traits are what truly separates the best from the rest.

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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior @ Foundations Magazine

George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior @ Foundations Magazine | Leadership | Scoop.it
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Timeless wisdom from one of history's greatest leaders.  It's interesting how many of Washington's rules are centered on other people-- a stark contrast to the selfishness we so frequently see in the world today.  Or as the article states, "Today many, if not all of these rules, sound a little fussy if not downright silly. It would be easy to dismiss them as outdated and appropriate to a time of powdered wigs and quills, but they reflect a focus that is increasingly difficult to find. The rules have in common a focus on other people rather than the narrow focus of our own self-interests that we find so prevalent today."

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Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise | Leadership | Scoop.it
Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.

Via Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian, Dr. Amy Fuller, Bobby Dillard, John Michel
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"Being grateful for people and things in my life makes me more aware of my own good fortune, and it helps rewire my brain to be more optimistic. If you are feeling down, how blue can you feel if you have a fat journal of things you are grateful for? Writing my gratitude journal keeps me mindful and aware of what's great in my life. I've noticed clients who have practiced this exercise are happier, far less stressed and get through their day with less difficulty than they used to."

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 28, 2013 12:38 PM

Gratitude practice has changed my life. This is a great article on all of the ways it helps us become more resilient as it changes our perspective and our brains! 

John Michel's curator insight, July 29, 2013 10:55 AM

Gratitude is the thankful appreciation of things received, whether tangible or intangible. It helps us connect with something outside ourselves, often transcendent and larger than ourselves. I have been practicing a gratitude exercise, and you can do it too. It's very simple. Each night I reflect on my day. I recall three things I'm grateful for and write them in a gratitude journal. The things I'm grateful for are those amazing moments, wonderful conversations with friends and family, or even just watching birds or squirrels going about their business. It might be a moment of beauty that is striking or uplifting.

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:53 PM
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Very nice article (based on scientific reserch) about importance of gratitude. in addition to the mentioned excercises, I would also say:

- "use" other people like a mirror to understand who you are because when for instance you are angry with somebody, it's not the other person's fault but it is a way to feel what kind of emotions you have inside. if you accept to change perspective and start to say "which part of myself can I see through this person/situation?" Then you will rapidly evolve and you will have the key to give a different direction to Life!

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Three Things Every Leader Should Do in a Meeting

Three Things Every Leader Should Do in a Meeting | Leadership | Scoop.it
I previously discussed the importance of Scaling Your Leadership.

Via John Michel
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Meetings are an inevitable fact of life.  If not managed properly, they can be a significant waste of time, promote inefficiencies, and kill productivity.  A few practical tips can help organizations make the investment in time worthwhile.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:28 PM

Excellent tips!

 

Make it a great day!

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, August 13, 2013 5:16 AM
I agree with you Garth! I certainly took some great gold nuggets from this article for my own meetings.
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Thanks, Patricia! Look forward to hearing how the nuggets help out!
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The Death of Workplace Hierarchy

The Death of Workplace Hierarchy | Leadership | Scoop.it
“[Hierarchies] are not very good at mobilizing effort, …
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In today's business enviornment, success requires employee engagement at every level.  As the article states, Hierarchies were useful to control employees when they could be easily replaced. Today it takes more than holding a job to motivate employees. They want to unleash their strengths, apply their passions and work alongside others who do the same."

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7 Tips for Surviving Life As a Middle Manager

7 Tips for Surviving Life As a Middle Manager | Leadership | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is rife with advice from CEOs. They say lots of CEO things, that sound great to the vast masses that would love to be respected, rich, and powerful.But let's get real: The vast, vast
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Good tips for mid level leaders...especially like the insight regarding  empathy:  "Care deeply about those who report to you, they will reflect your character and skill sets. If you are in it to hopscotch through the levels of management to reach the top and you don't care about those who lift you there, you will be transparent and a failure."

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10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees | Leadership | Scoop.it
Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.
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Ten tips to being an extraordinary boss...what they do for every employee to keep them engaged, motivated, connected, and inspired.  Are you there yet?

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7 things really persuasive people do

7 things really persuasive people do | Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.
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Being persuasive isn't just for salespeople.  There are times each of us needs to be persuasive in order to further our cause, e.g., getting your boss to embrace your new idea. Being purposeful, listening, finding common group, showing empathy, acknowledging credibility and understanding we can't win every battle are keys to effective persuasiveness.

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Tony Hsieh: 'I Fire Those Who Don't Fit Our Company Culture' [VIDEO]

Tony Hsieh: 'I Fire Those Who Don't Fit Our Company Culture' [VIDEO] | Leadership | Scoop.it
Tony Hsieh won't hire stellar candidates if they don't fit the Zappos culture--and he fires those who don't inspire it.
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Zappos' comments on ensuring potental candidates and existing candidates are in line with their culture...how people show up to work every day matters.

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NoExcusesHR: The Power Position

NoExcusesHR: The Power Position | Leadership | Scoop.it
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While power and authority and essential leadership ingredients, abuse of these privileges has detrimental and lasting consequences on the people entrusted to a leader's watch.  To be effective, leaders must be self- and socially-aware of how they show up each day and the perceptions they create.  As the article highlights, "One of the most effective ways leaders can use their power is when they reverse the power position. Allowing employees to teach, or offer their expertise not only sends a message that you're human (imagine that?!), but it also lets the employee know that they have value."

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Grant Mulligans: A Wonderful Gift!

Grant Mulligans: A Wonderful Gift! | Leadership | Scoop.it
How often do you grant mulligans within your team? there a situation or a person you know who could benefit from your undeserved favor. . . today?
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The power of forgiveness is life changing...both for the one forgiving and the one being forgiven.  Inevitably, there will come a day when we will need someone to sew forgiveness into our lives, so why not pay it forward and grant a mulligan to someone you know who needs one?

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Leading Locally: A Difference Maker in Increasing Employee Engagement

Leading Locally: A Difference Maker in Increasing Employee Engagement | Leadership | Scoop.it
The ubiquity of employee engagement renders it a manage…
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Another insightful read on employee engagement.  In order to prevent engagement from simply being a buzz word or catchy phrase, leaders must be visible, willing to make the hard decisions, not distracted or persuaded by nay-sayers, and genuinely connected to their people.  However, if 60% of employees believe their boss is more concerned about their own development than inspiring each employee to do great work, there is tremendous room for improvement.  One way leaders can accomplish this is by ensuring their actions align with their words and that they put the needs of others ahead of their own.

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Appreciation in the Workplace, Wins

Appreciation in the Workplace, Wins | Leadership | Scoop.it
Wouldn't it be great if we loved our work? I hope you d…
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Employee engagement is a significant problem in America as evidenced by a recent Gallup study that showed of the 100 million people in the US with full-time jobs, 70% are not engaged or are "actively disengaged" in their work.  And engagement has a direct impact on productivity and employee satisfaction.  Leaders must ensure their employees know they genuinely care for them and that their efforts are appreciated.  When leaders engage with their people, it not only benefits the employee and the organization, but there is growing evidence indicating that sharing positive messages with other people has a positive impact on the person delivering the message.  Start engaging today!

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Can you go on vacation and leave your phone behind? - Fortune Management

Can you go on vacation and leave your phone behind? - Fortune Management | Leadership | Scoop.it
If you worked at PwC, you could. The audit and consulting giant has created a culture that encourages unplugged time off. Here’s how.
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Taking time away from work to spend with family and friends so we can re-focus, re-energize and re-build ourselves, is an essential ingredient to mainiting a healthy, balanced life, managing stress and avoiding burnout.  Yet, many spend their time away from the office on their blackberry, laptop, or work phone (I'm guilty!).  In fact, the article states, "Consider: In 2012, 52% of employed Americans expected to work during their vacations, according to a survey of 1,094 full-time workers by online-meeting firm TeamViewer and Harris Interactive. This year, that figure climbed to 61%. Of those, about 40% said they'd be reading work-related emails, while 54% anticipated fielding texts and phone calls from the office. Some vacation."  Dedicated, perhaps.  However, I believe the long-term impact of work-vacations is detrimental both at home and and in the office.  I applaud PwC's top management for taking a stand and ensuring their employees have a work-free vacation.  It can be done...read how!

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4 Ways to Increase Your Resiliency as a Leader | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership

4 Ways to Increase Your Resiliency as a Leader | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership | Leadership | Scoop.it
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We all know stress has a negative impact on us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  Therefore, how we handle stress is critical for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both at work and home.  Article discusses some strategies to manage stress and be more resilient, including reframing our thought life/perspective on challenges, getting proper sleep/exercise/down time and staying positive.  Good, practical tips and insight in an ever increasing stressful world.

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