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CIOs Say Mentoring Works, Classes Don’t

CIOs Say Mentoring Works, Classes Don’t | Management Snips | Scoop.it
A survey of 200 CIOs finds that most well-meaning efforts at IT leadership development aren’t very successful.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

The problem with training is that it just doesn't get applied back at the office. Busy leaders need the reinforcement that mentoring provides, and the opportunity to ask questions, test their thinking etc. with someone who is apart from their function; someone who isn't going to see this as 'weakness' or use the  information for political ends. The problem for IT execs is the lack of understanding amongst many mentors/coaches about the specifics of running an IT operation.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 2, 2013 10:59 AM

This is a very difficult topic for most because it has various levels of success but the reality is; formal classes are usually voided by the lack of support on the daily job. Coaching and Mentoring is usually more successful, if implemented correctly.

John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:59 PM

Mentoring is a great way of empowering people in their own decision-making, leadership and management, through providing the resources and guidance necessary to help people grow their motivation and capability.

 

IT, particularly, suffers from this - perhaps primarily because IT professionals, like  others, think they need IT professionals to teach and guide them in gaining management skills. And so the pool is necessarily a small one. 

 

Keping doing the same thing, and expecting different results. Mad...

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AOL boss Tim Armstrong apologises to staff for public firing | Professional Manager

AOL boss Tim Armstrong apologises to staff for public firing | Professional Manager | Management Snips | Scoop.it
AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong has apologised to his staff for sacking employee Abel Lenz in a conference call.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

It's hard to imagine anyone in his exaulted position, being so insensitive! Well, actually, it isn't. There are far too many people in these positions who may have excellent 'technical' business skills, but absolutely no understanding of how to manage people effectively. At the very least he should have made it quite clear what the consequences would be if Abel persisted in filming. A case for a formal disciplinary procedure if ever there was one!

 

I do think it is rather hypocritical that he talks of openness, and not caring what people share outside of the company, and then fires someone for filming!

I do think Abel must be someothing of an idiot too, to start filming when he had apparently been told, categorically, not to. Does anyone know why Abel insisted on filming the sessions? 

 

(Glad I don't have AOL shares!)

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A business case for games play at work

A business case for games play at work | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Garmin Connect is an example of gamification, feeding people's desire to become fitter. How can you use techniques in computer games to motivate staff at work?
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'Games play is hardwired into our DNA' as the article says. Games make what we do interesting and engaging, which is why so many of us enjoy them. But it presents us with a serious management challenge, as we also think that work should be serious, and we can be quite uncomfortable with the idea that our teams might not be taking their jobs seriously. But what if we could all be enjoying ourselves while doing a good job. Wouldn't that be a good thing?

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Chris Baker's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:28 AM

Life's a game.  It's all about how you play.  :)

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Home - Mars One

Home - Mars One | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!
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Wow. A totally extraordinary and brilliant idea. And what an exercise in collaboration and crowd sourcing!

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Hiring An Apprentice Can Bring Cash Bonuses To Your Business | Buckinghamshire Business First

Hiring An Apprentice Can Bring Cash Bonuses To Your Business | Buckinghamshire Business First | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Thousands of pounds in funding awaits businesses that hire an apprentice.
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Apprenticeships for business admin and IT staff too. What a brilliant idea!

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Why men in IT see women in IT as a valuable asset

Why men in IT see women in IT as a valuable asset | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Men share their views on the importance of a mixed gender teams and their experiences of what women in IT bring to the table
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It mystifies me why more women don't find IT attractive as a career? Sure, there's a lot of 'techie' talk, but it's interesting and well paid!

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Are Businesses Rushing to BYOD Too Quickly?

Are Businesses Rushing to BYOD Too Quickly? | Management Snips | Scoop.it
A survey of IT executives and IT pros paints a disturbing picture of BYOD.
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What a good question. Especially concerning is that some policies may be illegal.

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4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say

4 Surprisingly Effective Things to Say | Management Snips | Scoop.it
As the boss, you have to know it all and always be in the right. Wrong. Try these simple, yet powerful words to build trust and lead with integrity.
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Seems so simple, but how often do we say these things! I know I don't say them nearly often enough. I'm sorry for that.

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London: Move over, royal baby: City readies for opening of park

London: Move over, royal baby: City readies for opening of park | Management Snips | Scoop.it
All eyes may be focused on Kate Middleton and the royal baby, but come the weekend, at least some will turn to events at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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As an Olympic volunteer, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a concert there last week. Although there are still building works going on, it looks really good and I think the new park will become a major venue not just for East Londoners but for people everywhere in London, Greater London and here on holidays. Even the transportation is excellent. 

 

I just wish the shopping centre was more inviting.

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8 Skills You Need to Be a Successful IT Executive

8 Skills You Need to Be a Successful IT Executive | Management Snips | Scoop.it
The skills that helped you become an IT pro and climb the ladder aren't the same skills you need to succeed in the c-suite. Learn the skills necessary to break through to the top.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

Although these skills are applicable to anyone wanting to reach executive levels, it can be particularly difficult for IT people as they typically work in IT because they enjoy working with the technology.

 

One way for them to develop is to have a Mentor who has already made that change and can guide you through the development process.

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Smart mobile strategies curb wasteful IT spending

To avoid overspending on mobile initiatives, organizations must have mobile strategies in place. If not, IT risks falling behind the strengths of mobility in the enterprise.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

You ignore mobile develop at your peril! Unless of course, you think tablets will replace them. I personally don't think so; my tablet doesn't fit in my handbag, and is a lot heavier than my iPhone is. Now that I have evernote, I take notes on my phone if the meeting is short (i can only use that titchy keyboard for so long). Even if I use my iPad, I take my phone to give me mobile wifi.

 

IT Software companies - you must have a mobile/tablet development strategy & programme.

 

Everyone - you must have a BYOD strategy. Staff will use them whether you like it or not. Best to agree when and how they can be used, than have people using them in secret.

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The Top 10 Reasons People Hate Their Job

The Top 10 Reasons People Hate Their Job | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Not everyone comes into work with the same level of engagement, motivation, and passion each day. But if more than a few of your employees are making a habit out of being tired, stressed, and
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What a great case for improving your management. Now!

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Tech City launches London apprenticeship scheme

Tech City launches London apprenticeship scheme | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Tech City Apprenticeship (TCA) programme which will provide young people the chance to work with digital companies in London
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

And this isn't the only scheme for Tech Apprentices. At a presentation this week,  I discovered that the biggest group of apprecnticeships is for office workers! With Tech workers not far behind.  I think the idea of offering apprenticeships for current day jobs is brilliant. Many people learn better 'on-the-job' rather than in college or university.

 

Spread the word.

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IDG Connect – We Need More Autistics In Tech

IDG Connect – We Need More Autistics In Tech | Management Snips | Scoop.it
SAP recently announced plans for an Autistic recruitment drive. Dan Swinhoe explains why the other tech giants should follow suite.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

What a disturbing article. It's article's like this that perpetuate the myth that IT people are only focussed on technology and have no social skills - and no need for them. While the ability to relate to other people may be acceptable in some highly technical areas, the majority of IT people need to be able to relate to customers, the business and even each other if IT is to have any relevance in the Digital Age! Do we really want our IT to be designed and coded by people who don't understand how the applications will be used by real people?

 

Surely we should be helping people with autism to cope better with the wider world, not condeming them to a technical black hole.

 

IDG and SAP should know better than this.

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8 Signs You May Be a Meddling Manager | workplace MOJO

8 Signs You May Be a Meddling Manager | workplace MOJO | Management Snips | Scoop.it
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For Management 1.0 managers everywhere!

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7 Tips for Surviving Life As a Middle Manager

7 Tips for Surviving Life As a Middle Manager | Management Snips | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is rife with advice from CEOs. They say lots of CEO things, that sound great to the vast masses that would love to be respected, rich, and powerful.But let's get real: The vast, vast
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

The most important tiup mentioned is 'turn off your smart phone' when not in the office. Being a middle manager is a bit like being middle class. You're expected to do (or pay for) everything and take the blame for everything.

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ITALIA Project Launch | Buckinghamshire Business First

ITALIA Project Launch | Buckinghamshire Business First | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Your introduction to the ITALIA project and the opportunities for innovative ideas and solutions.
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For anyone working on a TeleHealth solution, and would like some Government funding to help them do it.

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IKEA Augmented-Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You See Furniture In Your Home - DesignTAXI.com

IKEA Augmented-Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You See Furniture In Your Home - DesignTAXI.com | Management Snips | Scoop.it
IKEA Augmented-Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You See Furniture In Your Home - DesignTAXI.com
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Is this the future of retailing? Sounds (and looks) cool!

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Don't adapt old IT security policies for BYOD: IBM | ZDNet

Don't adapt old IT security policies for BYOD: IBM | ZDNet | Management Snips | Scoop.it

Many organisations are simply retrofitting existing IT security policies for mobile devices in the workplace, but they should really be formulating a BYOD policy from scratch


Via Karl Wabst
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And if you decide to go BYOD, how NOT to do it.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:49 PM

Old security policies are often ignored. Modeling BYOD policies on failed standards will likely result in new policies that will also be ignored.

 

Take the opportunity to educate leaders and staff on how mobile and employee-owned devices create new opportunity and risk.

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3 Steps to Reduce Absence & Improve Engagement At Work

3 Steps to Reduce Absence & Improve Engagement At Work | Management Snips | Scoop.it
If you're an employer or a manager, then work place absence is costing you money, inconvenience, and upsetting your customers. And as we all know, not all days taken off work are due to genuine sic...
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Great advice. All managers should read this.

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This Little Word Will Make You a Better Manager

This Little Word Will Make You a Better Manager | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Add this magic word to negative feedback to make it radically more effective.
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If you want to get good at feedback, join Toastmasters International! Although most people join to improve their speaking skills, giving written and spoken constructive feedback is an integral part of the process. Everyone gives feedback to speakers, and this gives you a lot of practice in how to do it in a helpful and beneficial way.

It also teaches you how to take a complement gracefully too. Something that we Brits really struggle with.

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Different Job Types Demand Different Engagement Strategies

Different Job Types Demand Different Engagement Strategies | Management Snips | Scoop.it
Whether you're managing professional staff, production workers, or a diversity of occupations, employees require engagement strategies targeted to their specific role and needs.

Via Ron McIntyre
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

The key to engagement is understanding individual motivation and having a variety of options. There is a tendency to assume that everyone is motivated by money (not true) and that one option fits everyone. This is lazy thinking, and reflects uncaring management. Thanks for sharing Ron.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 23, 2013 3:41 PM

As I have mentioned many times there is no single silver bullet for employee engagement. Changing the culture is never easy.

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Enterprise mobile management's evolution

Learn how MAM and MIM will join BYOD and MDM as part of an overall enterprise mobile management strategy in this Essential Guide about enterprise mobility.
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Some good tips on how best to manage your mobile devices (MDM) in the brave new world of BYOD.

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What People Living In 1900 Thought The World Would Look Like In A Century - DesignTAXI.com

What People Living In 1900 Thought The World Would Look Like In A Century - DesignTAXI.com | Management Snips | Scoop.it
What People Living In 1900 Thought The World Would Look Like In A Century - DesignTAXI.com
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Amazing for what it got right (TV, Surveilance, flying for everyone etc.) and what it missed (computers, internet, neater clothing). It got me thinking - what would I predict for 100 years time:

- computers embedded in your body with personal wifi and no laptops or mobile phones. Pioneered by Google.

- moon colonies (just scientists though)

- sugar being banned or with health warnings (like cigarettes today)

- much less commuting and many more e-companies

- most children taught in e-schools

- world power shifting to the east (China etc.)

- no more cars (as we know them), but personal power travel pads that can be joined together and programmed for a destination (linked to your body computer). So no more SatNavs either! Pioneered by Apple.

 

What would you predict?

 

 

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Can a toxic boss be managed? | TechRepublic

Can a toxic boss be managed? | TechRepublic | Management Snips | Scoop.it
If you have a toxic boss, the last thing you want to do is spend your valuable time trying to bring out the best in him or her. But that’s just
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Not just for Toxic Bosses.There is a tendency to assume that only the boss or your manager has responsibility for improving the working environment; a 'them v. us' attitude. If everyone in the team did this, it would make for a much better working environment all round.

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