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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

As the convergence of digital technologies drives unprecedented levels of change in global marketplaces, it is very much a reality that a company must, as Bill Gates put it, “innovate or die!” In the race for relevance to future customers, the greater a company’s innovation capacity, the greater its chance of success.


So how does a firm build its power and agility in innovation? The answer is simple and, to my mind, obvious – yet, it is not the direction in which most innovation-seeking firms seem to be channeling their efforts.

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Gregory Cheong's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:59 AM

Local SMEs must wake up if they want to innovate and find a competitive edge. Do not stinge on compensation!

Brian Martin's curator insight, October 5, 2013 12:02 PM

A great reinforcement on why investing in employees and leaders is critical to sustain long term competetive advantage!

Miguel Angel Castillo Acero's curator insight, October 6, 2013 4:38 AM

¡Sin duda!

No doubt!

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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. 

 

Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. We appreciate your support!

 

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Check out Bare Brilliance to learn more about our leading online business training solutions. 

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How To Make Yourself Unforgettable

How To Make Yourself Unforgettable | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Deep down, we all just want to be remembered.


In today’s distraction-filled world, it’s easier said than done. The average adult has 360 messages coming at them each day via TV, radio, Internet, newspapers, and magazines, according to a study by Media Dynamics. Less than half are noted and far fewer make enough of an impact to be recalled.


If you’re trying to stand out in the midst of that chaos, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

In person, online, in your words and actions: Here's how to become one of those people that everyone remembers.

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SNMinc WebGems's comment, Today, 1:50 AM
Be authentic and help others to stand out from the crowd.
PitchWorx's comment, Today, 1:57 AM
Very nice article
GoJobio's comment, Today, 2:26 AM
Wonderful site gojobio.com. Thanks
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Five Reasons You're Killing Yourself Working Overtime, And How To Stop

Five Reasons You're Killing Yourself Working Overtime, And How To Stop | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Throughout my 18-year corporate life, I would find myself staying late in the office more often than not. If I’m brutally honest with myself, I did it for two reasons – to try to stay caught up with what I felt was a massive workload, but also, to show management that I was a very hard worker. One day, a senior vice president who noticed my habitual late hours said, “If you’re staying late so often, Kathy, you’re just not prioritizing and managing your work effectively.” And boy did that make me mad.

At that time, I didn’t see myself as the problem – it was my boss and the never-ending chaos on my plate each day that was the culprit. Today, in my coaching work with emerging women leaders, one of the chief complaints I hear is, “I simply cannot balance my other life priorities with the number of hours I have to work.” It’s truly an epidemic.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Do you believe that habitual overtime is your ticket to success and advancement? Time for a reset.

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George Schildge's curator insight, May 1, 7:55 AM

It’s epidemic. Especially in startups. What do you think?

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, May 2, 5:11 PM

Cathy Caprino interview with Joe Staples that shares with us:

“Here are tips that we’ve uncovered during the 15 years we’ve spent helping large enterprise companies learn to work more efficiently.

Cut down on status meetingsProactively discuss overtime policies and expectationsArm your employees with the tools that help them work efficientlyEncourage communication about current workloads, including asking for help if neededDon’t live on your phone: wait to respond to important emails when you are back in the officeFocus on getting the job done, not on total hours worked.”
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What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25 | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

"In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again."


That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist William James in his 1890 book The Principles of Psychology, and is believed to be the first time modern psychology introduced the idea that one’s personality becomes fixed after a certain age.


More than a century since James’s influential text, we know that, unfortunately, our brains start to solidify by the age of 25, but that, fortunately, change is still possible after. The key is continuously creating new pathways and connections to break apart stuck neural patterns in the brain.


Simply put, when the brain is young and not yet fully formed, there’s a lot of flexibility and plasticity, which explains why kids learn so quickly, says Deborah Ancona, a professor of management and organizational studies at MIT.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Most of our brain's patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it's possible to change your brain's pathways and patterns with these methods.

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12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders

12 Habits Of Exceptional Leaders | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”

Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective. Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective. Here are 12 habits exceptional leaders have in common.

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SNMinc WebGems's comment, April 27, 12:51 AM
Exceptional leaders have exceptional and really unique ideas. They always have passion and fire to reach their goal.
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4 tricks for answering unexpected interview questions

4 tricks for answering unexpected interview questions | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Seemingly out of nowhere, strange interview questions like, “If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?” or “Tell me about your most awkward moment,” have become surprisingly popular with hiring managers. As if the interview process wasn't stressful enough.

So, what can you do when an interviewer wants to hear about your most creative Halloween costume? Here's a four-step plan to help you avoid that deer in the headlights look.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Prepare yourself for the unexpected with these tips on answering interview questions.


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