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People Won’t Grow If You Think They Can’t Change

People Won’t Grow If You Think They Can’t Change | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked hard to improve a valuable skill and made real progress, only to have your development go unnoticed by the people who told you that you needed to improve? Perhaps this led you to look for a new job. Or maybe you’re a manager who’s been disappointed by poor performance and concluded that your low-performing employees are simply over-entitled? So you gave up on trying to help them improve and vented your frustration with colleagues behind closed doors.

Both of these commonplace experiences point to problems caused by a fixed mindset, in which we find it hard to believe that people can change. In the first scenario, an employee is judged as having low potential—and this assessment blinds leaders to the progress he’s made. In the second, the manager’s conviction that her employees will never change makes her less likely to engage in leadership behaviors that support development. The bottom line in both cases is that employees are less likely to reach their potential.


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whooptrip's curator insight, April 22, 1:36 AM

good

pertinentapplied's comment, April 22, 6:33 AM
Thats interesting...
Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, April 24, 5:32 PM
Don't be blocked by your past experiences or other peoples' opinions or prejudices. You have the team and its your role to enable them. Give the person a target and the means, and organize the support to get there. With a real chance to make a difference, contribute to the common project goals and improve their skills they may very well succeed and surprise you.
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Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work

Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they were taking place on another plane.

 

I understand the temptation. These catchphrases are spicy and they make you feel clever (low-hanging fruit is a crutch of mine), but they also annoy the hell out of people.

 

If you think that you can use these phrases without consequence, you're kidding yourself. Just pay close attention to how other people react to your using them, and you'll see that these phrases don't cast you in a favorable light.


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The Power and Subtlety of Language in the Workplace

The Power and Subtlety of Language in the Workplace | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Markku Allison on how we can improve the flow of understanding in the workplace with the words we use.

Via Helen Teague, Lynnette Van Dyke, David Hain
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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

Very useful.

Dixie Binford's curator insight, July 15, 2015 10:53 AM

Well worth the read ...

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 17, 2015 11:34 AM

Interesting insights. What do you think today?

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10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work

10 Ways To Remove The Distractions That Keep You From Doing the Best At Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ways to enhance your productivity if you remove the distractions at work.

Via Barb Jemmott, donhornsby, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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donhornsby's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:23 AM

From the article: Life is fast, time flies and nobody’s going to wait or take pity on you because you stayed behind, absorbed with distractions and useless clutter. If you’re not careful, they will ruin your life before you know it. There are hundreds of decoys jumping in the front seat of your life and, collectively, they will take over the steering wheel if you allow them. They always promise extraordinary results and outstanding effects but what they really do is keep you from doing important things and achieving your big goals. You have no choice but to remove them if you have dreams and aspirations to attain.

 

There are several areas of life where these distractions can be managed and eliminated.