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The New IP: Information Productivity | Thin Difference

The New IP: Information Productivity | Thin Difference | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Information Productivity means we need to absorb a lot of information and then convert it into actionable steps. This is leading in an information access age.

 

The Model Steps

 

Absorb. We absorb information we read, hear, and view. As we take it in, our mind picks the data up and begins a thought process.

 

Convert. Converting information into actions is a critical step. While some information may be just for our consideration, some will require a plan.

 

Act. After we have converted the information into actionable steps, we then need to, well, act! We do things with the information learned and the points outlined.

 

Learn. Through the process, we learn. We learn what works and what doesn’t. From this, we begin the cycle again.

 

Without a process, information absorption leads to unproductive use of time. We become inert.  

 

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Three Levels of Trust – Where Do Your Relationships Stand?

Three Levels of Trust – Where Do Your Relationships Stand? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"When it comes to trust, not all relationships are at the same level. Based on the context of the given relationship – professional, personal, family, social – each one can experience a different level of trust.

 

There are three basic levels of trust...."

 

First level - deterence-based trust

Second level - knowledge-based trust

Third level - identity-based trust

 

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LAMP: Turning on the Right Leadership Overhead

LAMP: Turning on the Right Leadership Overhead | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Leadership overhead is necessary, if properly applied. When it becomes a complete burden on others, the leadership overhead shifts and weighs down on teams and organizations. The balance between enough and going too far is for leaders to recognize and others to hold them accountable against a reasonable standard.

 

What constitutes a leadership overhead standard?

 

Check out the LAMP model - Learning, Adapting, Mentoring, Planning.

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Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader | Kate Nasser

Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader | Kate Nasser | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"People who strive for a leadership position are held in higher esteem than those who do not. A second-class message lingers about employees who do not strive to move up the ladder — despite their vast contributions to the end goal.

We can work to replace this misguided culture with communication and action that change the dynamic and truly value the entire team.

The benefits to the organizations and employees abound.

Retention of high performing team members and their knowledge and finely honed teamwork. An abundance mentality rather than a fight for the leadership spots. A flourishing collaboration as people experience true recognition rather than a skew toward those who strive for the title of leader.

This is the zone of true employee engagement. It highlights contributions not just as tests for future leadership slots but also as a celebration of the employee’s continuing value. People can grow and excel at what they do well rather than feign interest in a leadership position to avoid being seen as an underachiever."

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4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company

4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Your balance sheet alone won't tell you if your company is thriving or on the verge of failure. Here's what you really need to look out for."

 

A solid reminder of what makes a company healthy. Read more to gain insights into the 4 signs:

 

- Organic talent

- Constructive conflict

- Outside lives

- Sane pay

 

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The Rare Find – Actionable Books

The Rare Find – Actionable Books | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Finding the right talent for any position in any organization is a challenge. You probably have read about (or worked for) organizations that have tried personality tests, quantitative assessments, out-of-the-blue interview questions, and many other attempts to solve the problem of finding the right person to take on the open job responsibilities. Finding and keeping the right people are two of the vital strategic difference makers for any organization.

 

The Rare Find tells stories about people and organizations and how they come together to find the right characters to help develop and further the plot. After all, everyone has a story to their career, so what better way to explore insights into hiring the right people than to use stories?

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How to Master a New Skill

How to Master a New Skill | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"We all need to get better at something...."

 

"Principles to Remember

 

Do:

Select a skill that is valued by your organization and manager

Divide the skill up into smaller, manageable tasks

Reflect on what you've learned and what you still want to accomplish

 

 

Don't:

Try to learn in a vacuum — ask others for guidance and feedback

Rely solely on your boss for advice — you may want to involve someone who isn't responsible for evaluating you Assume it's going to happen overnight — it usually takes at least six months to develop a new skill...."

 

A must read! 

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Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes

Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"Recently, I dropped in on an innovative workspace for one of my software technology clients– it's a very cool office space. An open-plan, communal space with worktables in rows, very low partitions between areas, and no private offices."

 

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"Here are my top 5 questions which help construct the WHYS of employee engagement for leaders.

 

1) Why am I here?

2) Why should I trust you leadership?

3) Why should I be loyal to your company?

4) Why don’t you communicate your company values?

5) Why aren’t you clear about the rewards of working in this company?"

 

Read the rest of this article by Meghan Biro. Important questions leaders should consider....

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What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate?

What Is Your Leadership Overhead Rate? | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

In almost every organization, there is a concept of overhead. Inc.com provides a solid overview of overhead, but simply stated it is the “costs incurred to make something else possible.” This is a great definition, and it should be applied squarely on leadership.

 

Overhead costs on leadership should be low, meaning little burden on others. There are certain required overhead costs to leadership:

 

Mentoring

Coaching

Training

Setting direction

Listening

Communicating

Other enabling activities….

 

What kills a culture and team member spirits is a loaded overhead leader. The costs of a heavily burdened overhead leader can be very damaging. The costs to make something else happen, in bad leadership terms, are too high.

 

What are the characteristics of a high overhead leader?

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Leading the New, New Corporate Vacation Policy

Leading the New, New Corporate Vacation Policy | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

"The new reality is we never really, completely, wholeheartedly leave work behind. Work is attached to our hip and safely placed in our carry-on bags."

 

Read more on 4 suggested new corporate vacation policies and 2 leadership challenges. Join the conversation:  How would you change an organization’s vacation policy in this new world? How are you leading this shift?

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If You Want to Succeed in Business, Read More Novels - Forbes

If You Want to Succeed in Business, Read More Novels - Forbes | Leading Choices | Scoop.it

Why reading novels may give you the business skills you most need to succeed today.


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