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Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management

Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

For too long, we’ve thought of “hard skills” and “soft skills” as mutually exclusive. Hard skills are supposed to provide the value, and soft skills supposed to be subordinate, inferior, and all about feelings. Some frameworks of leadership reinforce this myth by encouraging positioning leaders as above the group and magically removed from doubt and anxiety.

 

In reality, there is nothing “soft” about the skills needed to relate to people well enough to lead them. True leadership involves both hard skills and harder skills.

 

 

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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6 Words That Should Never Appear on a Resume

6 Words That Should Never Appear on a Resume | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that hiring managers now ask for a variety of application materials, resumes are still an extremely important part of the process. And because they’re so important, people usually feel the need to use old-fashioned, stilted, and even cliché language when writing them.

While this might not sound like a huge issue, take a moment to remember that your resume is just one of many that are being reviewed for the position, often times, by just one person. If the person reading it can’t understand what you’re trying to get across, or is mildly annoyed by your fluffy word choices, or is getting déjà vu from a similar resume, you have a problem. Remember it’s the hiring manager’s job to skim your resume, not to read between the lines and decipher what makes you unique.

To make sure you don’t suffer from language that will get your resume placed in the “no” pile, remove these six words from your resume.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

These outdated words don't give you an accurate insight into a potential employee's work history. Here are some better alternatives.

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6 ways to build career skills on your own

6 ways to build career skills on your own | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also many jobs that rely on you to develop your skill set.

Even if your organization won't pay for (or doesn't offer) training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent and coveted in your field. And — better yet — most of them don't cost much at all.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Even if your organization doesn't offer training, there are several things you can do to work your way toward that next promotion or remain competent in your field.

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Meet The Boss Of The Future

Meet The Boss Of The Future | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We work in an ever-changing, hyperconnected, world-scattered workplace. As the way we work changes, so too will the boss's role need to shift to meet those demands.


Take, for example, the very makeup of the U.S. workforce. One in every three Americans is a freelancer of some sort, according to a 2014 survey by Freelancers Union and Elance. This includes independent contractors, moonlighters, people working temporary or multiple jobs, and freelance business owners. Many expect this figure will increase to up to 50% by 2020, filling half the workforce with free agents.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

The power is shifting, and what it means to be a great boss is taking a dramatic turn.

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John Norman's curator insight, May 20, 7:49 PM

With the ever increasing speed and spread of global communications the dynamic boss of the future will need to develop better communications skills if they are to stay connected with their staff. None of this technologies can ever fully replace the warmth of face to face meeting. We are a social animal but bosses will need to improve the feeling of connectedness with their staff as more and more work remotely.

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12 Things Successful People Reveal About Themselves At Work

12 Things Successful People Reveal About Themselves At Work | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

My fellow columnist here at Inc., Dr Travis Bradberry, wrote an excellent article on the 12 things you should NEVER reveal about yourself at work. It made me consider this from the other side. I have seen all of the mistakes and mis-steps that Dr Bradberry identified, but telling people what to avoid is only half the battle. What can you reveal about yourself that can help you?

I have spoken with some of the most successful people I have had the pleasure to work with, and reflected on two decades of interactions with successful people to come up with what I believe is a comparable list of things you see in winners.

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In search of the elusive behaviors of the top-performers in every walk of life

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Suntech iPark's curator insight, May 18, 9:52 PM
When passion drives you, everything else follows... http://suntechipark.com/
Caroline.van Til's curator insight, May 22, 5:51 PM

How liberating! Let's be authentic! 

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Forget Time Management, Focus on Stress Management

Forget Time Management, Focus on Stress Management | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

I'm always surprised when people ask me about how to manage their time.

"This time management of which you speak, what is that?" I joke.

Well, sort of. It's not really a joke, because I don't really manage my time. I manage my stress. Time management is something they teach you in bookkeeping class in college. Life teaches you to manage stress loads like you are putting weights on a scale. Overload yourself, and you won't have enough time to finish anything. Manage your stress and you will suddenly have enough time to get it all done. Here's how:

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Time management is for the birds...and other lower lifeforms. Figure out how to manage your stress instead.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 15, 1:45 PM

A great approach to time management, although I don't agree that eating whole wheat promotes clear thinking. I notice when I am less stressed my day just flows and I get so much done, rather than being glued to a check-off list. 

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Robb D. Thompson's curator insight, May 16, 10:50 AM

Time Management Is The #1 Secret Of The Rich!

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12 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Get Organized

12 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Get Organized | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Successful leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals lead very busy lives.

They often end up wearing many hats as they grow their businesses and take their companies to new heights.

So how do successful people stay productive? They stay organized.

But no one is born organized. It happens by building good and effective habits.Try these 12 simple starting points to organize your life.

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Successful people don't have more hours in the day, but they do have more time--because they know how to organize their lives.

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