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5 Reasons Employee Training Is Worth It

5 Reasons Employee Training Is Worth It | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Poor performance results from people who do not know what they’re supposed to do, how they should do it and why they are doing it.”
Via Bobby Dillard
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Train your people and it will show in performance - faster than you think
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Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way)

Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way) | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ It's a touchy subject, but done right, physical contact can make you and your colleagues happier and more productive.”
Via Bobby Dillard
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Good insight on human relations and leadership
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Understanding Communication as a Leadership Competency | Business Time Zone

Understanding Communication as a Leadership Competency | Business Time Zone | Leadership | Scoop.it
Understanding Communication as a Leadership Competency http://t.co/AUqcLX0YBW
Via Sílvia Montserrat, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Bobby Dillard
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Good insight from Bobby Dillard once again
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Culture Can Make or Break Strategy

Culture Can Make or Break Strategy | Leadership | Scoop.it
Without a deep and accurate assessment of their organisation’s culture, boards and management teams will find it very challenging to initiate and implement strategic change.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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@leadershipabc - terrific article and true. Culture eats strategy for breakfast
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Corporate Values Shape Organizational Culture

Corporate Values Shape Organizational Culture | Leadership | Scoop.it
Corporate values represent the guiding principles of the organization’s culture, including what guides members’ priorities and actions within the organization. Values are an increasingly important component in strategic planning because they drive the intent and direction of the organization’s leadership.First step is to define a set of values that are clear, realistic, and hopefully not copied from someone else.Then, develop a metric to measure the culture and see if the real values are consistent with the stated values: - Knowledge – Do people understand the values and can they identify behaviors linked to them? - Perceptions – What are people’s perceptions about the real values of the organization versus the stated ones? - Behavior – Count instances of behavior and decisions that are consistent or inconsistent with the values - Process – Assessment of policies, practices, and work/leadership processes that are consistent or inconsistent with the values - Outcomes – Awards/recognition, people fired or demoted for behavior inconsistent with values, image, audit findings, etc.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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So true. Your values determine how you tackle stuff on a daily basis
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Want to Innovate? Become a "Now-ist"

Want to Innovate? Become a "Now-ist" | Leadership | Scoop.it
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. "Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Create value NOW - not in the distant future. A different way of looking a value creation
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Redefine Success in Business | Bart Houlahan | TEDxYYC - YouTube

“ This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. After watching the new owner of his sports apparel company strip aw...”
Via Julie Villain
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A different look a business? A new generation on the move? #startups
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Knowing Yourself is the Key to Conquering Mountains. | Mark Villarosa

Knowing Yourself is the Key to Conquering Mountains. | Mark Villarosa | Leadership | Scoop.it
NEVER Fear Mountains. In fact, seek them out. Read my latest blog about conquering your "mountains":
Via Mark Villarosa
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Yes, climb your mountain(s)
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What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values

What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values | Leadership | Scoop.it
“The current landscape of social impact work presents a variety of funding needs, each of which are valuable and important in their own right. Here are some questions to help you consider your charitable giving choices.”
Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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Insights of your personal values are a good way to be aligned with yourself
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Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps

Define Your Personal Core Values: 5 Steps | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Most concede the power of core values in business. Jim Collins made a great case in Built to Last. But it's difficult to accurately create or accept core values for your company if your own personal core values are unclear. Many claim to understand their own values, but I maintain you don't really know them until you have: Articulated them clearly in writing.Tested them through daily decision-making. Much like company core values, your personal core values are there to guide behavior and choice. Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction. Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess. Although your personal core values may not exactly match anyone else's, they still help you determine your surrounding culture. Most smart people consciously or unconsciously use personal core values to select friendships, relationships and business partnerships. Your core values also help you wisely manage your personal resources such as time and money. Simply put, I use my personal core values as decision guidelines that keep me true to myself, and out of trouble. Here are mine with brief descriptions: Truth Some people are skilled liars. I am not. I function best when people are direct and honest. I make it clear in conversation and in writing that truth is necessary in my world, no matter how painful. This is probably why I thrive as a New Yorker. Diligence I am a contact management freak. I focus on punctuality, returning phone calls and e-mails within the hour or at least the day whenever possible. I hear screaming in my head if I have left anyone hanging. I also make sure my statements are substantiated, hence the reason you'll rarely see me speak in absolutes without doing my homework. Consistency Since people pay attention to my writing and talks, credibility is critical, and I have a lot to live up to. Hypocrisy is deadly in my world and this core value reminds me to integrate humor, the Awesome Experience, ROAR! and all my other lessons into my life and work, every single day. Creativity You would think a writer, marketer, and theater graduate wouldn't need creativity as a core value. But when it's been a long month of travel, it's 3 a.m. and the column, speech, or book chapter is pending, I have to remind myself that I need to take that extra step to make my material compelling so I can intrigue, entertain, and connect with my audience. Impact Like most entrepreneurs, I see potential everywhere. This value reminds me to disregard when my brain is saying: "I can do that!" and instead ask the question: "Should I do that?" The criteria are simple: Maximum results for minimum effort. Each shiny new opportunity gets evaluated this way. Some of my personal traits like passion, integrity, and energy don't qualify in my mind as core values because I follow these instinctively without consideration. They are unnecessary in my decision making process. I refer to them as my Table Stakes. Now it's your turn to identify your values. Personal Core Values Exercise: Grab a notebook. It's time to do some writing. Give yourself quiet space, no distractions, and at least an hour to reflect on each section. Step 1--Think through and describe the following in detail: What have been your three greatest accomplishments?What have been your three greatest moments of efficiency?What are any common rules or themes that you can identify? Step 2--Think through and describe the following in detail: What have been your three greatest failures?What have been your three greatest moments of inefficiency?What are any common rules or themes that you can identify? Step 3--Identify three or four brief sentences of advice you would give to yourself based upon these commonalities. Step 4--Next try and reduce them to a few words. For example: If your advice is: "Don't overindulge in food and booze at parties and get in trouble," reduce that down to Keep Control Through Moderation, or even Moderation. Step 5--Now comes the fun. You need to test the value. Think of a situation where following your core value hurts you rather than helps you. For example you might think Innovation sounds good until you realize that your life thrives on stability rather than constant change. You have to think it through carefully. If you can't identify a legitimate case where the value steers you wrong, you probably have a good core value. Know that this process requires focused time and thought. I recommend doing it with someone you trust. Then you'll get honest feedback and you can help each other. It may require several discussions over weeks or even months. Your values may adjust and develop over time just as you do, so embrace the change. As Mahatma Ghandi said, "Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny." ”
Via Ricard Lloria
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This is very much along the lines of what I believe in. Personal values are a powerful tool for everyone. The proces of finding out about your core personal values will change how you look upon yourself forever
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What two things do lifelong studies agree on when it comes to living a long, happy life?

What two things do lifelong studies agree on when it comes to living a long, happy life? | Leadership | Scoop.it
I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in Triumphs of Experience.) While different in some respects, both followed a sample of people from youth until death and provided insights into what makes for a happy, healthy life. What two big ideas do they both strongly agree on?
Via Ariana Amorim
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Make the most of your life #happyliving
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The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs

The Power of Meeting Your Employees' Needs | Leadership | Scoop.it
“They feel and perform better when the four basics are met.”
Via Andrew Gerkens
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When you know what triggers good performance, then you are able to do more of it. This article gives a good insight into the dynamics of your colleagues
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Mbinzer.com - mit personlige energiregnskab

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Har du tænkt over hvad der giver dig energi - og hvad der tærer på din energi. Lad dig inspirere af mit personlige energiregnskab

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Do happy employees lead to higher profits?

Do happy employees lead to higher profits? | Leadership | Scoop.it

Alex Bryson examines the latest research establishing a link between the wellbeing of a company's employees and its profits and productivity.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Yes, of course happy employees lead to higher profits
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5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 | Leadership | Scoop.it
In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.
Via Bobby Dillard
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Change in education is essential for us to develop. The teacher do not have the answers any more, so the task at hand is to educate the youth to find their own way among information overload
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A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership | Scoop.it

Via Anna Hu , Fred Zimny, Chris Shern
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A fantastic graphic explanation of what is happening just now. Great insight from Chris Shern
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Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Nearly every debate about the “value” of a college degree is based on two questions: “Is college worth it?” and “Does someone with a degree earn more than someone without one?”
Via Chris Shern
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Our school system is fundamentally not build for entrepreneurship - and the same goes for higher education. Perhaps the next generation is ready for a different type of schooling all together?
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Win Investor Hearts & Minds in 5 Minutes: 10 Tips + @Scenttrail Note

Win Investor Hearts & Minds in 5 Minutes: 10 Tips + @Scenttrail Note | Leadership | Scoop.it
Mark Twain noted few souls are saved after the first 10 minutes of the sermon. Your pitch has, maybe, half that time.1. Do some research.2. Connect with your audience on a human level.3. Tell a story they can relate to.4. Share facts.5. Be subtle -- don't give it all away.6. Make them laugh.7. Create a sense of urgency.8. Make a bold statement.9. Make your final words count. Marty NoteGreat post I would change the order and add a few. Here are my 10 Tips To Win Investor Hearts & Minds:1. Slow DOWN, SMILE and be IN THE MOMENT.2. Open with a BOLD statement.3. Note any connection no matter how remote (based on research).4. Tease with cliffhangers & Speak In Sound Bites. 5. Tell A Story relevant to them based on your research. Don't say "I want to tell a story" as that sounds like it will take too much time.6. Do Research To Know What Is Relevant.7. Use P&G Presentation Summary (see below). 8. Find URGENCY in your story and highlight it. 9. Weave facts INTO your story. 10. Close with a question that ties your story to their context and ask if they are in. Whatever they say check it back with them by summarizing and asking if you understand. Want to emphasis 3 things: NOW, P&G & Closing. NOWThis is YOUR meeting. The first thing they are going to want to do is be IN CONTROL and be the ALPHA dogs. Money needs ideas and ideas need money. YOU are an EQUAL even if you are sitting in Kleiner Perkins Caufield (which I would imagine is fairly intimidating). Powerful RICH people respect people who don't need them. Whoops, let me amend that. "Appear" to not need them. Think of SnapChat turning down billions. Why? Because they KNOW they have something and its THEIRS. When someone makes the right offer for collaboration they will do the deal. Go hat in hand to an investor meeting and you are dead before you start. THINK about anything OTHER than what is happening in that room in that time and you are dead. If the meeting feels unequal or uncomfortable check-in, ask a question and channel the moment. NEVER project. Don't meet thinking the partnership and the money will magically complete you. It doesn't and can't, so release any thought of yesterday or tomorrow and be simply and completely in that room listening with every atom in your body. P&GP&G taught a helpful way to organize a sales presentation:* Summarize The Situation (discuss the market, macro trends & threads that led you to start a company). * State The Idea.* Explain How It Works.* Discuss Benefits. Done right this format becomes a seamless story with threads and hooks. Hooks are cliffhanger you pay off in the next section. If you are meeting with sailors frame some of your analogies with sailing references. Careful NOT to presume too much. Stay TOPICAL with your relevant analogies so you don't appear to be challenging their expertise (in golf, sailing, cycling, cancer survival, ivy league schools, prep schools or whatever). Closing"Close early and often," is how P&G taught me to sell soap. You aren't selling soap, but respect buying signals. My boss said, "Marty learn to take YES for an answer". You should too. Don't win by talking. You win MONEY and HEARTS by LISTENING more than you talk. Treat every question as if there is a hidden subtext - something they want to share. Don't NOT answer a question, but always check-in after you do. "Did I answer your question," is a simple check-in. If you are speaking in short "sound bites" not Hamlet-like speeches your answers won't delay the subtext they want to share. The people across do deals daily, so they will be FAST. Fast is fine as long as you don't feel pressured or ill-at-ease. If you feel EITHER fast or ill-at-east RUN don't walk away from the deal. Whatever feeling you have in the "invest in you meeting" only gets magnified once you take their money. SO if you aren't in love with them too RUN AWAY. One thing the Big C taught me is DO WHAT YOU LOVE with THOSE YOU LOVE and no amount of money is worth losing the company you love. Make no mistake. There are many ways to lose your company. One way is if it feels like a JOB. You don't work for them. You are collaborating with them. Money isn't as hard to find as them make it feel. Great partners you can love are RARE and very hard to find. Focus on the PEOPLE not the money and you may win VC hearts and minds.
Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Meticulous planning and plenty of hard work are the keys to crowdfunding the capital you need to launch.”
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Are planning crowdfunding as a tool to raise capital? Look here
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20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation

20 Videos On YouTube That Will Super Boost Your Motivation | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Are you in a slump? Does it just seem impossible to get going again? Super boost your motivation and work towards your life’s goals. These videos will teach you what you need to know. 1.”
Via Barb Jemmott, Bobby Dillard
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Is your motivation in jeopardy? Then look her. Good tips on youtube
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The Crossroads of Should and Must — Medium

The Crossroads of Should and Must — Medium | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ This is a story about two roads — Should and Must.”
Via CK Love
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Hold on to yourself. Let your own values decide your path and keep to it. Good insight
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Smart Ways to Control Your Level of Happiness - Huffington Post

Smart Ways to Control Your Level of Happiness - Huffington Post | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Smart Ways to Control Your Level of Happiness Huffington Post Though many write and sing about it (most recently Pharrell Williams blockbuster "Happy"), happiness doesn't come naturally to most people - yet it's within most everyone's reach.”
Via Henry Dummett
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Happiness. Not as easy as it seems. But a few tricks to be learned - at least for me
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Calling all CEOs: It’s time to join Twitter

Calling all CEOs: It’s time to join Twitter | Leadership | Scoop.it
Being a CEO on Twitter today is comparable to playing a game without an opponent. Fewer than 30 per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs are active Twitter users. This figure is astounding. I say this because Twitter, for all of its unique attributes, is the most powerful global communications tool in existence for business, government, and opinion leaders worldwide. Many business leaders have shunned Twitter. This needs to change.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Michael Binzer's insight:
Yeah, Kenneth. I think Branson and you are right. More CEO's should join Twitter and other social media
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One of the best habits for happy living may also be the least practiced

One of the best habits for happy living may also be the least practiced | Leadership | Scoop.it
“A recently conducted survey of 5,000 people identifies a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness. The problem? Self-acceptance is not something most of us are in the habit of practicing.”
Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
Michael Binzer's insight:
Do you accept yourself? Your flaws - your strenghts - and your habits. Selfacceptance can make you a happier person
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Inside the Numbers: Is Mobile the Balance of Broadband?

Inside the Numbers: Is Mobile the Balance of Broadband? | Leadership | Scoop.it
“ In Mary Meeker’s just-released 2014 Internet Trends report, she points to developments in mobile penetration and usage that reveal it may be becoming a viable competitor to traditional wireline broadband. Her report says that in 2014 we used 81 percent more data on mobile than we did in 2013. And of our total data consumed,...”
Via Vikram R Chari
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Huge hikes in dataconsumption year on year. A challenge for all Telcos
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