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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Leadership Lessons From LEGO | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to change leadership. Here are the parallels between building a complex LEGO set and coaching a client through transformational change.
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gillkelley's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:54 AM

5 useful 'Lessons in Leadership' - transferable skills from parenthood to transformational change - thanks LEGO

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Optimizing Social Media Presence For Personal Branding

Optimizing Social Media Presence For Personal Branding | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Social Media is becoming increasingly popular in this present world. Recruiters are screening applicants by checking their social media presence.
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Be genuine, and optimise your personal brand through social media!

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5 Bad Communicators in the Workplace

5 Bad Communicators in the Workplace | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, March 8, 2013 12:46 AM


Poor communicators cause no end of mayhem in any business environment, and whilst it is not always possible to quickly or easily improve someone's communication style, it is possible to improve how you deal with poor communicators to minimise the mayhem.


Every business has people who exhibit a range of different communication styles, and the key to improving the effectiveness of individual communications, is to identify the communication style used by an individual and adapt your style to suit the situation.


This excellent article, identifies five communication styles commonly seen in workplaces, and it suggests the most appropriate way in which you can communicate with someone who uses any of these communication styles.

donhornsby's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:21 AM

(From the article): So next time you feel that you are dealing with one of these communicators in the workplace, try one of these strategies to get the most out of your conversation and become a business that thrives on great communication.

Martin Gysler's comment, March 8, 2013 8:27 AM
The lack of communication is, in my opinion, not only a problem of leaders, but a problem of all mankind. If you ask someone if there is good communication in the business, the risk is great that he said "no." But if you ask the same person what they want to do to change the situation, the answer is often, "I do not know" or "nothing" ... I think this is the great challenge of our society, to change this mindset.
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Digital Marketing Jobs and Recruitment Tips | Target Internet

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Great infographic for those looking for a digital marketing role!

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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn’t Easy, But It’s Essential

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn’t Easy, But It’s Essential | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
3 Tips for Better Leadership Communications: We create barriers to active listening and our performance suffers
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Great activity in this article for practising active listening!

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Innovation Excellence | Your Best Time Management Tool

Innovation Excellence | Your Best Time Management Tool | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Don’t have enough time in the day to accomplish all the things you need to get done? Find out how focusing on winning can help.
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Focus on winning - the future is yours for the taking!

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Storytelling in Leadership

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations
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Don't say one thing and do another!

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New Balance stays on track in Cumbria

New Balance stays on track in Cumbria | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

Why a leading American training shoe manufacturer has been making its products in a small village in Cumbria for the past 30 years, and how they engage their employees.

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The Difference between Leadership, Management, and Supervision

The Difference between Leadership, Management, and Supervision | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
A lot of people ask me, “What’s the difference between leadership, management, and supervision?”  Most people think it’s about where you are in the hierarchy—if you’re at the top, you’re a leader; ...

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Ten Ways to Get People to Change

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Change doesn't  occur by magic, and if you want someone to change their behaviour, you need to adopt an effective approach that will encourage them to make the changes required.

 

The challenge for business owners and managers seeking to change the behaviours of individuals or teams, is to ensure that you have many levers that you can pull, to ensure that the required outcome is achieved.

 

This excellent article, identifies 10 such levers, and suggests that leaders need to use them all to achieve lasting behavioural change.


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Why Innovative People Fail

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Steve Jobs needed Steve Wozniak - a balanced, creative leadership team. Image via CrunchBase. Mike Maddock has seen the enemy – and, sometimes at least, it is him.

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10 big recruiting mistakes companies make

10 big recruiting mistakes companies make | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Thanks to the latest internet boom, companies are growing and there's incredible demand for individuals with digital skills sets.
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Four Styles of Communicators – Which One Are You?

Four Styles of Communicators – Which One Are You? | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

Communication skills, are a key element in a successful business owner's armoury, and in order to improve one's skills in this area, one needs to understand that there are different styles of communicators.

 

In addition to understanding that there are different styles of communications, successful business owners also understand that they need to vary their style of communication to suit the communication styles exhibited by each person with whom they interact.

 

This excellent article, identifies the four styles of communicators, and it also demonstrates how to determine the style of communication used by others, in order to match their style to achieve greater understanding of your message.


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Why Asking The Right Questions Matters For Employee Engagement

Why Asking The Right Questions Matters For Employee Engagement | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

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Communication - questioning and listening - is key for employee engagement that works

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Nils Vesk's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:22 AM

Nice one.

UK Engage's comment, June 17, 2013 5:40 AM
voices need to heard... and staff need to feel they belong and are included... it vital for efficiency.... processes need to managed when planning any form of referenda or voting.... excellent article!
Nils Vesk's comment, June 18, 2013 2:14 AM
The general rule of being open - but not too open is still a thumbs up.
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Do you know your CEO? The eight essential leadership skills | Marketing Magazine

Do you know your CEO? The eight essential leadership skills | Marketing Magazine | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
The Marketing Society has collaborated with Accenture to find out something all marketers need to know: what makes chief executives and senior business leaders tick. Rachel Barnes reports.
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Great article in Marketing about skills leaders need!  Great to see customer focus at the top of the list!

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Firms must embrace new digital tools: News from Warc.com

Firms must embrace new digital tools: News from Warc.com | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
The largest source of intelligence on marketing, advertising, media and research.
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Leverage IT in order to innovate says Accenture report!

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BigData in Human Resources: Talent Analytics Comes of Age - Forbes

BigData in Human Resources: Talent Analytics Comes of Age - Forbes | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Gartner expects the market for BigData and analytics to generate $3.7 Trillion in products and services and generate 4.4 million new jobs by 2015.

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Great article from Forbes about ways in which data will inform HR and so talent management in the future.  The example he uses is 'sales'

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:24 PM

The future is all in the Data.

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The Value of Identifying Your Company’s Values

The Value of Identifying Your Company’s Values | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

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Align personal and business values, build a culture that supports those values and recuit people who share those values....... It helps.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:59 AM

I've worked with a lot of companies and organizations on developing effective values.  It's always a challenge, but proves the point that language is a powerful tool to use inside and outside your organization.

Russ Bergeman's comment, February 11, 2013 12:45 PM
I completely agree... identifying and communicating organizational values is an imperative. In my opinion, it all begins with the company's leaders being able to accurately identify their personal values.
Lansana Gagny Sakho's comment, February 16, 2013 2:02 AM
there is huge different between personal and professional value having said that no company will survive in the market place without value, vision that show clear direction
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Get Ready for the New Workforce

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As the old guard switches out for the new, you'll have to change the way you manage.
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Three practical steps to take to be ready to manage the new working generation.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
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Some great tools for facilitating learning!

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Reader Engagement With Transmedia: How To Use QR Codes

Reader Engagement With Transmedia: How To Use QR Codes | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

Joanna Penn:  "In this post, guest blogger Emily Craven explains how you can use one simple thing – a QR code – to give your readers a more interactive experience" ...


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4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Engaged

4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Engaged | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

Business owners always have high expectations of new employees, and many new employees hit the ground running, only to fizzle out a little further down the track.

 

Often, it is a remarkable drop in motivation that leads to this fizzling out of someone who on the face of it appeared to be a good recruit, and business owners need to identify how to keep new employees motivated, until they become valuable members of the team.

 

This excellent article, likens this fizzling out to many behaviours that occur outside of the wiorkplace, and it suggests four ways to keep new employees motivated and engaged in their roles.


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An A to Z Guide to Employee Engagement

An A to Z Guide to Employee Engagement | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

Reasearch has shown that engaged employees do far more for the bottom line of your business than those employees who are disengaged, and as it is so clear that any work done to improve the engagement levels of your employees pays off many times over, it makes sense for a business owner or manager to take every step they can to engage their employees.

 

Where to start and what to do is always the question, and with so much information now available on this subject, it can be quite confusing for a business owner wanting to improve the engagement levels of their staff.

 

This good article, stesses the importance of working actively to ensure your staff are engaged, and it provides 26 simple suggestions that you can implement to get the results you require for your business.


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Does Your Organization ASPIRE?

Does Your Organization ASPIRE? | Management coach2u | Scoop.it

As a business owner, you dream of achieving sustained high levels of productivity, profitability and employee satisfaction, and you understand the profits that the achievement of such dreams can deliver to your business.

 

What you may not know, is that research has shown that it is possible to achieve such dreams, if you emulate the traits of highly successful businesses.

 

This excellent article, introduces the ASPIRE model for achieving greatness in business, and it identifies six common traits exhibited by highly successful businesses.


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Great Marketing Starts with Inside-Out Storytelling: Of Penguins and ...

Great Marketing Starts with Inside-Out Storytelling: Of Penguins and ... | Management coach2u | Scoop.it
Who tell stories to the outside world about the heart and soul of a company and what it's really like? Employees are among an organization's greatest brand champions. If employees aren't happy, customers won't be, either.


I love this quick piece by Kathy Klotz-Guest full of sound wisdom. You can't tell effective biz stories in the marketplace if the culture of your company culture contradicts your stories. Why? Because stories build trust and if you are not 'walking your talk' you can't build trust.


The story shared in this post is a gem and perfectly illustrates the point of the article. I am sure I will be sharing this with my corporate clients so they really 'get it.'


It's great when marketing comes up with fab stories to share about the company's products/services. But the BEST kind of stories come from employees themselves. That's why the best business storytelling is from the 'inside out' as this article advocates.


No matter if you are a micro-entrepreneur or a mega enterprise -- the inside and outside gotta match.


Well of course, that begs the next question: how do we gather employee stories? I recommend getting a firm grasp of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a process and tool to help you evoke those stories. If you are a solo-preneur, asking yourself AI questions can be very illuminating. As an enteprise, AI will have casdacing positive effects on your culture. Google AI and you will be deluged with resources.


So get busy making sure your inside and outside stories match for the best biz storytelling experiences that lead to consistent growth and raving fans.


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http://www.keepingithuman.com/blog/great-marketing-starts-inside-out-storytelling-penguins-elephants/ ;


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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