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Why Creating Organizational Change Is So Hard - Gallup.com

Why Creating Organizational Change Is So Hard - Gallup.com | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Why Creating Organizational Change Is So Hard
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Leaders and managers at all levels take center stage during this phase.
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Change should be part of the culture, not something brought in by a leader. Why do we still talk about change as something that needs separate rules? It should be integrated into the everyday rules.

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Why “Leadership” Isn’t Just for Leaders Anymore

Why “Leadership” Isn’t Just for Leaders Anymore | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Skills that were once limited to the C-suite—like decision-making, problem-solving, and creative thinking—now take place at all levels within companies.
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Many of us have been brought up to believe that leaders 'do' leadership and everyone else follows. In the virtual workplace we now work in, we all need leadership skills. This doesn't mean we will all 'be' leaders, in the traditional sense; rather that we all need those skills that make leaders excellent, like self motivation, a strong sense of direction, clear goals, communication skills etc. Many of us already have these skills. We just don't use them enough, or get recognised for using them when we do.

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12 personal benefits that will increase your well-being if you operate with trust at work.

12 personal benefits that will increase your well-being if you operate with trust at work. | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

Trust and Vegetables? Both make you healthier, reduce your risks, and increase your odds of getting better life-results. Just like starting to eat healthier renders short, cumulative, and long-term impact, so does operating with trust.


Via Karl Wabst
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Trust is the glue that enables people to work together.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 2014 8:45 PM

Trust makes you and your company run faster and jump higher. If you work with people you don’t trust, it steals valuable resources. Life is short. Find trust.

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3 Things Never to Do If You Want Employee Trust

3 Things Never to Do If You Want Employee Trust | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

Leader trust alert: these actions diminish trust. Companies are entitled to make these kinds of decisions. But, what's surprising is when they're surprised that when they do, the twitterverse and blogosphere lights up; not to mention unfiltered responses from those they employ.


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Jacqui Hogan's insight:

Trust is part of the foundation of good management. Ignore it at your peril.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 20, 2014 9:10 PM

Employees work harder for supervisors and companies they trust. If you want better return on investment, stop putting your foot in your mouth. Be the change you want to see in the World. Stop managing so much and lead.

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How to maximise value when selling your business - Business Matters

How to maximise value when selling your business - Business Matters | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Business owners work passionately and relentlessly at building their organisations. At some stage, an exit will be a consideration, whether that be for retirement, to move onto pastures new, or to handover the company to a larger organisation with the capacity to further grow the business.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

Get some value when you retire. This is actually good advice for creating a business worth owning.

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IT leaders, bring back the salon to benefit from different perspectives

IT leaders, bring back the salon to benefit from different perspectives | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Renaissance-era salons were meeting places to discuss different viewpoints in a respectful manner. Patrick Gray thinks modern IT shops should adopt a similar concept. No powdered wigs required.
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A modern equivalent would be a round table discussing a topical question like 'when is an ecollaboration more effective than a face to face meeting?' BCS ELITE runs these, we have knowledge cafes and I could do this in my business conversations group. What do you think? Would you join one?

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The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting

The Expert, A Hilarious Sketch About the Pain of Being the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
The pain of being the only engineer in a business meeting is perfectly illustrated in the comedy sketch, "The Expert." The sketch was written and directed by Lauris Beinerts and is based on the (Ru...
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For IT people everywhere. A perfect example of a problem with communication between an 'expert' and the business!

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Younger worker traits affect business growth - ABA Banking Journal

Younger worker traits affect business growth - ABA Banking Journal | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

“Millennials are reshaping the talent markets with new expectations; new technologies are changing work in countless ways; and we are more frequently competing and racing with machines for knowledge work. The findings of our global survey reveal that a majority of global organizations are not prepared to deal with these trends that are reshaping the workforce.”


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Jacqui Hogan's insight:

If we think we can manage younger workers in the same way we are doing now, we are deluding ourselves. Old style command and control management will not work - we need a new style of management that is based on trust, facilitative management and ecollaboration.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, March 26, 2014 1:20 PM

We need more leaders. We need a new vision. Globally, companies are busy just trying to keep the wheels on. There's too much focus on managing current tasks, cutting costs and maintaining current state.

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Ecollaboration myths

Ecollaboration myths | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Before looking in detail at how to successfully ecollaborate, we need to separate some facts from fiction.
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Ecollaboration is not just simply a set of tools, a methodology or a mechanism for getting something done in a particular way.  Ecollaboration has its own special identity, and involves approaching a number of business challenges with a new thinking model.

Before looking in detail at how to successfully ecollaborate, we need to separate some facts from fiction.

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5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile

5 Essentials To Make Mentoring Worthwhile | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
A good mentor is hard to find. Before trusting someone with your personal and professional goals, consider these characteristics.
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The character of your mentor is almost as important as their knowledge and experience. But you do need both.

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John Wade: pragmatic support for law firm leaders's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:31 PM

Great insights in this article - there is a way of finding the right mentor, and it can be hard and frustrating. Yet much easier than trying to work with someone you don't get on with; and considerably easier than doing without.

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The Case for Better Alignment

The Case for Better Alignment | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
In my work, I have seen the impact of poor alignment. If the people in a business are not aligned with the values and vision of the organization, you often see the majority of people actually pulli...

Via Ron McIntyre
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

I suspect most people don't really know what the companies values are, never mind how their own fit. The danger signs include people who complain that the company doesn't understand them, or that they don't understand why the company did something.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:27 AM

Great discussion on alignment from Triple Crown Leadership.  His two checklists are very basic but helpful if you use them.

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Structured Procrastination: How to Productively Put Off Tasks

Structured Procrastination: How to Productively Put Off Tasks | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Use this mind trick to turn your procrastination habit into a productivity booster.
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We all procrastinate, so why not do it constructively!

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21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People

21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.

Via Ron McIntyre
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

I suspect that the up to us bit is even more than 40%.  I've met rich miserable people and happy disabled poor people. Happiness is a choice which has very little to do with your situation in life.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:28 PM

Interesting dialog from 2013 on an examination of Happy People.  Well worth reading.


Dr. Catherine Carr, PCC, RCC's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:10 PM

Fabulous article on What creates sustained happiness!

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Why This Company Is All About Play Time

Business is a lot like a game in that there are both performance metrics and goals. This company took that simile to a whole new level.
Starting up isn't all fun in games. Or is it?
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I'm all for some play time at work, as I believe this improves morale and creative thinking. But this isn't fun.

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10 Management Rules for Small Business

10 Management Rules for Small Business | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
10 Management Rules for Small BusinessA quick set of rules that managers should live by, and be aware of in business. I learned these rules along the path in business. Some were learned the hard way,
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Love the rules, although no 2 should not put you off planning. (And I hated the spelling error!)

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Say 'Best Practice' again, I dare you.

Say 'Best Practice' again, I dare you. | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it

I no longer use or accept the phrase 'Best Practice' as I don't think it serves creativity, productivity, or innovation. Am I wrong to think this way? I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below.


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Jacqui Hogan's insight:

'Best Practice' is fine provided you keep updating it to account for new best practice. It gives you a framework.  If you don't keep it fresh, it will become 'the old practice we still use because we can't change'.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:51 PM

Once everyone adopts best practices, they become the new average. It is your choice to stop at average. It was your choice to stop innovating. Don’t blame best practices for your failure. It is a poor workman who blames his tools.

David Hain's curator insight, May 19, 2014 3:21 AM

All practices need context - best practices assume universality. Good practice is much better.

Jacqui Hogan's comment, May 21, 2014 10:29 AM
Best Practice is fine, provided you keep updating it to account for new best practice. It should also never be the only practice.
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The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
In this white paper, unveil the top 7 biggest things to avoid when conducting web conferences so that you can efficiently and effectively lead meetings even when online.
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Some good advice, if a little gotomeeting specific.

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Slow Business Networking

Slow Business Networking | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Everyone has heard of speed networking but we found that many of us would rather take a bit more time with those we meet while out networking & so created Slow Business Networking Events, givin...
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Speed networtking done slowly. A good idea methinks.

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Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

Cultural fit is important, but you should also look for people with good overall technical aptitude (not just a specific tech skill) and the right attitude. You could say that the attitude is part of the culture perhaps?

 

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Do you understand your company's personality?

Do you understand your company's personality? | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Corporate culture may matter even more to your project's success than ROI does. Here's how to work with it rather than against it.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

The larger the organisation (business, public organisation, country) the more they think everyone else thinks and behaves like they do! But they don't. This why mergers fail, customer service fails and trade talks fails. Understanding your own culture and that of whoever you are dealing with can immeasurably improve your chances of success.

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4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try

4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
These tips will help you craft a presentation that you can deliver with confidence, no matter how great your fear of public speaking.
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

I would also add, stop speaking before the audience wants you too.

 

Many people speak on long after the audience has lost interest. Even when the talk was otherwise great. Keep your talk tight, to the point and sit down quickly.

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50% leadership and management consultancy grant

50% leadership and management consultancy grant | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Government pays £2000, we add £1000, giving you Management and Leadership development that would normally cost £5000, for £2000!
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UK firms see 1,000+ internal data breaches a day, study finds

UK firms see 1,000+ internal data breaches a day, study finds | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Internal threats are not a high priority for UK firms despite more than 1,000 internal data breaches a day
Jacqui Hogan's insight:

We need better managers who really understand how the security works. Imagine what it will be like once big data gets into these organisations!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 19, 2014 4:25 PM

This is a scary thought.  Corporately we must find a way to protect the data we are privileged to manage.

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Together Works: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Ecollaboration

Together Works: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Ecollaboration | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
Excerpt from recently released Kindle book.
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A practical guide to understanding and implementing ecollaboration.

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Changing world of work must drive management makeover | Chartered Management Institute

Changing world of work must drive management makeover | Chartered Management Institute | Cocreative Management Snips | Scoop.it
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Whether we like it or not, the world of management is changing. I think this is a good thing, as this is our chance to redesign how we manage - away from the command and control approach which does not work. Look out for a new book about this being launched on Amazon on Friday 7th Feb 'Together works: the ultimate guide to ecollaboration'.

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