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Productivity Hacks: How to Get Twice as Much Done in Half the Time

Productivity Hacks: How to Get Twice as Much Done in Half the Time | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Feel like there's not enough time in the day to get through your to-do list? Here are three productivity hacks that can help you prioritize.
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How Do You Set Improvement Goals for Lean Manufacturing Operations? | Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership content from IndustryWeek

How Do You Set Improvement Goals for Lean Manufacturing Operations? | Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Be sure that your own expectations are high enough to lead the lean revolution.
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More Spocky, Less Rocky: We Need Smarter Leaders | Strategic Planning & Execution content from IndustryWeek

More Spocky, Less Rocky: We Need Smarter Leaders | Strategic Planning & Execution content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Organizations need their leaders to exhibit Spock-like logic and analytical skills.
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Why I’m suspicious of A/B tests — Medium

Why I’m suspicious of A/B tests — Medium | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
They’re missing an element.
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Very interesting article and I understand where they coming from.  Been there and done that.

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4 Ways to Create Powerful Branded Content

4 Ways to Create Powerful Branded Content | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
“According to the Custom Content Council, 61% of consumers say they feel better about and are more likely to buy from a company that delivers custom content. This is just one reason brands have jumped on the content marketing bandwagon. So how can a brand distinguish itself if every company is creating content?”

According to Ogilvy Singapore’s Barrie Seppings, “In the era of big data, we need stories in order to build marketing messages that are both ‘accurate and human.’”The most successful marketers know that it’s all about telling stories....


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Four useful tips on business storytelling.

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How You're an Enabler of Your Team's Poor Performance

How You're an Enabler of Your Team's Poor Performance | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Your enabling behaviors lead your team to get lazy and turn in low quality work. You need to change that dynamic by making them do their job instead of doing it
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How open source delivers for government -- FCW

How open source delivers for government -- FCW | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Stephen Frost argues that we may be missing the real story in IT innovation.
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Confident leaders invite dissent | SmartBlogs

Confident leaders invite dissent | SmartBlogs | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
It takes a strong person to speak truth to power. And so leaders need to surround themselves with strong people, unafraid to tell the boss – the good, the
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Dissent in the right forum with respect.  The same respect you should give your employees.  Not knowing the "good, bad and the ugly' can set you and your organization up for a major failure at some point in your career.

 

Everyone makes mistakes, (unless you aren't doing anything) the problem is.  The further up the chain you are the more costly your mistakes can potentially be.  So the sooner that you can catch it, the sooner you can rectify it.  Possibly making it less disastrous / costly. Better to have a loyal staff member point the mistake out to you than your boss or worse a customer.

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A New View of Manufacturing | Competitiveness content from IndustryWeek

A New View of Manufacturing | Competitiveness content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Research provides a new understanding of what drives the U.S. economy -- and sounds an alarm.
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10 Characteristics that Define Workplace Professionalism

10 Characteristics that Define Workplace Professionalism | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be professional or unprofessional at work? Read more for 10 important characteristics.
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Leadership Caffeine—Humility and the Effective Leader | Management Excellence by Art Petty

The most effective leaders I know are simultaneously courageous and humble in the face of ambiguity and adversity.
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Are You Caught in the Cost-Cutting Death Spiral? | Lean / Six-Sigma content from IndustryWeek

Are You Caught in the Cost-Cutting Death Spiral? | Lean / Six-Sigma content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it

How many times have we seen this scenario play out? 

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10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person - InformationWeek

10 Signs You've Hired The Wrong Person - InformationWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Is the new guy Mr. Negative? Does he shout at the espresso machine? Look for these warning signs before you make the hire.
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Great article!  Not only for management, but also job seekers.

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Union attitudes and government performance -- FCW

Union attitudes and government performance -- FCW | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Steve Kelman warns that retrograde attitudes risk undercutting efforts that would be in everyone's interest.
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Unfortunately this type of attitude is all to common with unions vs management.  Instead of working together to make the workplace safe for the workers and make sure that employees are treated fairly.  If unions are to continue being useful they need to catch up with times and pick the right "battles" to fight.  Ones that help productivity and keep more of the work force employed.

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Dan DiMicco: Why 'American Made' is the Answer | Manufacturing Leader of the Week content from IndustryWeek

Dan DiMicco: Why 'American Made' is the Answer | Manufacturing Leader of the Week content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Forget the economic bubbles, says the former Nucor CEO in a new book. It’s time to focus on creating jobs and real wealth by rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.
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Report: Some air marshals schedule flights for recreation -- FederalSoup.com

Report: Some air marshals schedule flights for recreation -- FederalSoup.com | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Some 60 federal air marshals are under investigation for possibly abusing their authority by rearranging flights to engage in sexual trysts.
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The 10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (And How To Learn Them Anyway) — From UnCollege — Medium

The 10 Crucial Skills They Won't Teach You At School (And How To Learn Them Anyway) - From UnCollege - Medium
No matter what you major in, there will always be lessons that can only be learned in the School of Life.
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There's a lot of truth here!

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Four Leadership Traits to Win in Business Today

Four Leadership Traits to Win in Business Today | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
By focusing on these traits, CEO's and leaders of entrepreneurial companies will be able to summon the presence and clarity to respond to uncertainty and volatility - to motivate and inspire yourself and others to charge ahead through an increasingly...
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Writing Code for Humans — Medium

Writing Code for Humans — Medium | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Zen JavaScript, or why should your code be as easy to read as Harry Potter
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If you have ever had to wade through someone else's code.  You will agree with this article.

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Obama gets an earful about acquisition -- FCW

Obama gets an earful about acquisition -- FCW | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
GSA's FAS leader has briefed the president on the agency's acquisition improvement efforts.
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How Do You Address Employee Resistance to Lean Manufacturing? | Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership content from IndustryWeek

How Do You Address Employee Resistance to Lean Manufacturing? | Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
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Sounds like tough love.  Sometimes this is the only thing that works.

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Candid Communication Requires Employees to Be Kind, Not Nice | Corporate Culture content from IndustryWeek

Candid Communication Requires Employees to Be Kind, Not Nice | Corporate Culture content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
Being nice is the realm of the supporter: tough messages are either not shared, or diluted to the point that the feedback is no longer useful. What your business really needs are allies.
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Leadership Insanity - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning

Leadership Insanity - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
There are at least two definitions of the word insanity: the one in the dictionary, and the clichéd we’ve all heard, used, and knowingly nodded our head at when hearing it. First, from Merriam-Webster: Insanity 1. a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia) 2. such unsoundness of mind …
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Seven Ways to Play a Bigger Game This Year | Eblin Group

Seven Ways to Play a Bigger Game This Year | Eblin Group | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
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The way I have always put it is " to do your job well as a leader you are always on a fine line between being promoted and being fired".

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How to Foster Innovation in a Command-and-Control Culture | Corporate Culture content from IndustryWeek

How to Foster Innovation in a Command-and-Control Culture | Corporate Culture content from IndustryWeek | Management Consulting | Scoop.it
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