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The Benefits of Talent Mobility - Businessweek

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The Benefits of Talent Mobility
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On Sept. 3, Ned Brody, former chief executive of AOL Networks, officially joined Yahoo! (YHOO) as the company's new chief of advertising in North and South America.
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As the talent wars become ever more heated, too many of us instinctively resort to the familiar: control and retaliation. We can benefit from turning the protectionist mentality on its head: Talent needs to be free and flowing for us to succeed in the ultimate race for brainpower.

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Employee Commitment: A Recipe for Peak Performance | Switch and Shift

Employee Commitment: A Recipe for Peak Performance | Switch and Shift | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
Today, employees demand trust and respect. They want their input solicited, their strengths utilized, and their contributions valued. Furthermore, every employee should be given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

Via Anne Leong
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Employees of this new breed want to work for an organization they can feel proud of.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 28, 8:22 PM

"Commitment" ... the difference between "having a job" and "making a living".  Ask yourself, are you committed to making a living?  How have you setup and developed your people so they can make a living?

MyKLogica's curator insight, February 13, 11:54 AM

El compromiso da alas a la organización. Aquellas organizaciones que consiguen el compromiso de sus colaboradores tienen menores costes de no calidad, mejores productividades y una mayor rentabilidad, además de cómo incide en el clima ... las recetas son sencillas y, bajo mi perspectiva, de puro sentido común, otra cuestión es que vayan por vías diferentes a cómo estamos acostumbrados.


Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 13, 5:33 PM

Organisations that truly build employee commitment will be those that flourish.  Relacing a culture of fear of losing your job with that of commitment and passion will transform the workplace.

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5 Ways Our Brain Sabotages Our Goals (& How to Fight Back)

5 Ways Our Brain Sabotages Our Goals (& How to Fight Back) | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
As wonderful and fascinating as the brain is, it is not always your friend when it comes to achieving goals.

Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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Useful tips on how to or event your brain from tripping you up in achieving your goals. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 9:20 PM

Mindfulness teaches us the things are impermanent so don't become too attached and we need to live in the present moment.

Angie Mc's curator insight, January 20, 1:48 AM

Engaging in Mindless Busy Work, number 4, is my go-to procrastination. Dang.

Agnes Ng's curator insight, May 9, 3:47 AM

Get to know the 5 ways that our brain can hinder our goals. Read on to know how we can overcome these saboteurs. Once we understand how our brain works, it can help us to better accomplish our goals and feel more fulfilled.

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Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In

Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between fitting in and belonging. In fact, fitting in can be one of the biggest barriers to belonging, says researcher and author Brené Brown. Fitting in is about assessing...

Via Anne Leong
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Helping people find a sense of belonging leads to them being fully engaged and committed to their work and the organization. It causes people to tap into their discretionary energy to accomplish the goals of the organization versus settling for just fitting in and doing the minimum to get by.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 13, 12:55 PM
Belonging is something we all seek. It makes us feel at home when we have a sense of belonging. Take a moment and greet each child as they walk in the room. Do this in a genuine way and the rewards are incredible.
Don Cloud's curator insight, January 25, 1:21 PM

Interesting and powerful ... something to consider -- what is the link between leaders creating a sense of "belonging" and leaders setting the conditions for empowering their people?

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An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it

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Empathic concern means we care about the well-being of the people around us. It’s the opposite motivation of the self-serving types who use whatever influence or other empathy abilities solely in their own interests – the Bernie Madoffs among us.

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What I Learned About Freedom from Hitchhiking Around America

What I Learned About Freedom from Hitchhiking Around America | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
In America, generosity is our personal secret, repressed by a lifetime of learning to distrust people. (RT @AlterNet: In America, generosity is our personal secret, repressed by a lifetime of learning to distrust people.
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Too often our lives are at the mercy of someone else's interests.

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A New Year's Resolution for Generosity - PsychCentral.com

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A New Year's Resolution for Generosity
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A New Year's Resolution for Generosity Isn't it wonderful? Every January 1, we get to have a fresh start. Ring out the old. Ring in the new.
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Resolve to be a little more generous in 2014...Instead of trying to stop an old habit, why not try on a new one? Promise yourself that you will be a little more open-hearted and open-handed this year.

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Generosity: The Key to Getting Ahead

Generosity: The Key to Getting Ahead | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
Have you ever worked for a jerk? How about a boss you loved, respected, admired? Who did you perform better for?We all do better work for someone we trust, admire, respect.
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Generous people share information readily, share credit often and give of their time and expertise easily. What comes across is a strong work ethic, great communication skills, and a willingness and ability to collaborate. Generous bosses get 10x the productivity from their employees; generous employees’ stars rise in tandem with their bosse.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Five simple ways leaders should serve those they lead.

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength - Forbes

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5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength
Forbes
Psychology often discusses mental health — but what's not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength.
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Developing mental strength is a work in progress. There is always room for improvement, and at times this will seem more difficult than at other times. Reflecting upon your progress can reinforce your ability to reach your definition of success while living according to your values.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:43 PM

So you're at the top of your corporate game.  You rise before dawn, do a thousand crunches, yanked fifty pull-ups, and squated the equivalent weight of your BMW run five miles,  all before you sit in that beauty for your morning commute.  You're big, strong, looking tight and chiseled.  But what about your mental strength?  Have you ever excercised that muscle before getting to work?  Hmmm..

Annette Swann's curator insight, December 21, 2013 3:51 AM

I like the article's distinction of "productive" thoughts (rather than "positive thoughts")

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Lone Survivor: Courage in Afghanistan - American Thinker

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Lone Survivor: Courage in Afghanistan
American Thinker
We've all heard the condemnation of American military brutality from the left.
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If you want to understand the kind of conflict the best of the best are fighting today, this movie shows it.

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Seeing Possibilities: 4 Ways To Change Your Attitude

Seeing Possibilities: 4 Ways To Change Your Attitude | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.
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 Remember, you are today where your thoughts have brought you and you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you.  Are you happy with the direction you are currently moving?

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:53 PM

From the Article:  It seems reasonable to assert that if being exposed to only five minutes of negative news every day can leave us feeling discouraged, disappointed, and disempowered, it should be no surprise fear has such an easy time convincing us to accept a greatly diminished view of our potential.


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Dempsey: Service Instills Physical, Moral Courage - Wall Street Journal

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Dempsey: Service Instills Physical, Moral Courage
Wall Street Journal
Dempsey: Service Instills Physical, Moral Courage.
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A great interview with the nations top military leader.

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How Marissa Mayer’s Ranking System Could Actually Work

How Marissa Mayer’s Ranking System Could Actually Work | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it

Will Marissa Mayer's forced rankings actually work? http://t.co/UT77hWvHqf


Via Kip Michael Kelly
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 Improving the skills of people, helping them clarify their roles and the expectations for their performance, providing meaning in work, and encouraging strong contributions is a good thing. Yes, some hate it, but we can’t get rid of it because, intuitively, we know it is both the right thing to do and is also critically important to the organization’s success.

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Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar and Make a Change

Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar and Make a Change | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
To find the courage to make a change, we need to realize the pain of staying the same is greater that the risk of making a change.
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Some research suggests that isolation is the most terrifying and destructive feeling a person can endure.

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Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Secretary of Defense Bob Gates' 'Duty' - Daily Beast

Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Secretary of Defense Bob Gates' 'Duty' - Daily Beast | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
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Key Soundbites from the former SECDEFs new book. #Leadership 

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Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy #HRockstars

Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy #HRockstars | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it

Techniques to help you hear, process, and respond. Leaders that care about others are great listeners. They take the time to connect with the energy of others and relish being in their flow.


Via Johann Gauthier
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Overall, it is important for leaders to recognize the multidimensionality of empathetic listening and engage in all forms of behaviors.  Among its benefits, empathic listening builds trust and respect, enables people to reveal their emotions–including tensions, facilitates openness of information sharing, and creates an environment that encourages collaborative problem-solving.

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Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl

Seth's Blog: How to draw an owl | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
The problem with most business and leadership advice is that it's a little like this: The two circles aren't the point. Getting the two circles right is a good idea, but lots of people manage that part.
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A wonderful illustration about learning to spot leadership when you encounter it. 

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Learn to Challenge the Status Quo

Learn to Challenge the Status Quo | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit.
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We have these magnificent brains with outstanding reasoning ability in order to be creative and to critically analyze what we hear and see. We must stop acting like pawns and start acting like masters of our own destiny.



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The Pope's secret strength: The freedom to be Francis - CNN (blog)

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The Pope's secret strength: The freedom to be Francis CNN (blog) (CNN) Christmas was a moveable feast for me this year - in fact it happened right smack in the middle of Lent, when the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elected a man from...
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More than anyone I can remember, Pope Francis gives us a powerful glimpse into the mind and heart of God. He is compelling the church by his example to be an instrument of reconciliation and welcome, a church capable of warming hearts, a church that is not bent over on herself but always seeking those on the periphery and those who are lost, a church capable of leading people home...and loving all people for where they are. In Francis, I see Grace personified...and love what I see. 

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Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People? | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader.


Via Kip Michael Kelly
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Studies confirm the best leaders are strong in both results focus and in social skills. 

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Don Cloud's curator insight, January 2, 3:24 PM

Yes and Yes!!

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38 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time

38 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Totally Genius At The Same Time | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
Now this is what I call thinking outside the box. (UHAHUEE http://t.co/75Q8F2jCiQ)
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A great reminder why kids are awesome...

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What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
“I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them," writer and classicist Edith Hamilton once said.

Via Skip Boykin
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Stoicism was one of the ancient Greek schools of philosophy founded in Athens that remains relevant to this day. The Stoics believed that stress and unhappiness are not the result of external events, but rather the product of our own internal judgments, and therefore that happiness, too, can only be found within.

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7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health - Huffington Post

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7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health
Huffington Post
Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping.
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 A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the receiver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years of life. Check out these science-backed reasons to make generosity a regular part of your day.

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How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow

How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it
Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.

Via shawn kelly, Kip Michael Kelly
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Several good tips on how to help overcome resistance to change 

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Mandela's Way: A Leader's Genius Distilled Into Perfect Lessons

Mandela's Way: A Leader's Genius Distilled Into Perfect Lessons | Liberating Genius | Scoop.it

It is no secret that Madiba (Mandela's clan name) has had a huge influence on my life, as he has on many others. In this book, the author managed to distill Madiba’s wisdom into a set of lessons that are as unique as they are simple.


They helped reinforce my own belief in thinking of others before oneself and in the need for business to be a force for good. They also painted a vivid picture of one of the world’s true heroes.


Via Justin Jones
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A must read book by one of the worlds most inspiring leaders. Activating any one of his rules in your own leadership walk will magnify your influence and enhance your effectiveness...or your money back.

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What Does 'Lead with LUV' Mean?

http://www.leadwithluv.com Ken Blanchard uses animation to help describe the concept of Leading with LUV.

Via Wade Mitzel
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A great visual summary of Colleen Barrett's wonderful book, Lead with Luv...the secret if Southwest Airlines Success. Enjoy. 

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:05 PM

Leading with "LUV" ... love your vision, love your values, and love and serve your people -- simple and powerful.