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Inclusion Is More Strategic Than Ever

Inclusion Is More Strategic Than Ever | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

By setting your company up for growth, you have already made a strong, implicit commitment to diversity. If you are a leader in a global, expansive business enterprise, then your success depends on growth. For most successful companies, that means building and deploying complex capabilities that are distinctive to your company and help define its identity. We have simply not found any other sustainable path to profitable growth.


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3 Steps to a High-Converting Lead Capture Strategy

3 Steps to a High-Converting Lead Capture Strategy | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Why does 70 percent of your site traffic leave without converting? Because you're not aligning the right type of offers to each stage of the funnel. Learn how to capture more leads in three steps.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 29, 10:57 PM

If your website is receiving a good volume of traffic,  your task is to convert  as much of that traffic as you can, into sales for your business. Unfortunately, many business owners with good traffic to their websites, have very low conversion rates and don't understand why this is the case. This excellent article explains why this occurs, and what you can do, to significantly increase your own conversion rates.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 1, 5:58 AM

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The Entrepreneur Guide I Wish I Had When I Started My Business

The Entrepreneur Guide I Wish I Had When I Started My Business | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
It takes sacrifices to be a successful entrepreneur. Here's the entrepreneur guide I wish I had when I started my business.

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6 ways to instill Creativity in your Company

6 ways to instill Creativity in your Company | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Forget perfection: accept failure, move quickly and combine unlikely bedfellows. By Ken Mungan, Chairman of the Board, Milliman    

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Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, November 25, 7:57 AM
D'excellentes pistes pas facile à appliquer dans un contexte gouvernemental (le droit à l'erreur ou la culture de l'innovation) par exemple. L'implantation de l'agilité est une "journey" en soi. Crowdsourcing? Pas certain qu'on soit rendu là! 

 Not so easy to adopt those 6 ways in a government agency... Lots of resistance from all levels...
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Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating

Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

There’s definitely some truth in the wisdom that it’s better to overcommunicate than undercommunicate. Ideally, every manager gives their team members just enough direction to get on course and the leeway to do their thing free of micromanagement.

 

The reality is often different, though. No good boss wants to leave their teams feeling empty-handed or unsupported, so they sometimes veer off too far in the opposite direction. I’ve learned the hard way that overcommunication is easier to fall into than you might think, and it winds up obfuscating my message and wasting everyone’s time.

 

Fortunately, I’ve managed to get better at figuring out when my communication is more distracting than useful. Here are some of the key criteria I use in order to tell whether I'm overcommunicating


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 20, 11:42 PM
Overcomunication can sometimes be ineffective communication. repetitive and redundant information has the tendency to fall on deaf ears. I have learnt this the hard way while teaching senior students in school! Students 'zone out' when they listen to information that is repetitive, resulting in 'overcommunication!' Professionals, especially in leadership positions can avoid the curse of overcommunication by taking care about the timing of the communication, ensuring that it is not redundant, examining its value, and ensuring that it is coherent, according to the the writer.
Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 22, 11:05 AM

My favorite tips: 

  • Is this person going to be grateful to have this information?
  • What’s the worst that happens if I don’t send this message?
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 23, 3:02 AM

Useful post, presenting an innovative checklist. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in education in business, please visit http://quanticaconsultoria.com

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How to Be Incredibly Charming: 10 Things Highly Likable People Always Do

How to Be Incredibly Charming: 10 Things Highly Likable People Always Do | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

 Occasionally we meet a person who almost immediately makes us feel special. They're courteous, friendly, and charismatic, they build and maintain great relationships, they consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, and they almost always make us feel better about ourselves.

 

They're the kind of people we like to be around and wish we were more like. And we can be. What do genuinely charismatic people do?


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 17, 5:16 PM

Best of all, you can be totally sincere and genuine, too.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 18, 7:32 AM

Pretty good tips fr being self aware and likeable...  focus on the people you are with when you are with them...

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 20, 4:42 PM
I think I could do number 8 a little more!!
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7 Tricks to Master Public Speaking, According to the Guy Who Runs TED Talks

7 Tricks to Master Public Speaking, According to the Guy Who Runs TED Talks | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
With a little practice and these tips, you could become the next TED Talk star.
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4 Reasons Great Leaders Don't Need to Criticize

4 Reasons Great Leaders Don't Need to Criticize | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

I have a fundamental belief about the kind of people I try to employ. And that's that they're going to be harder on themselves than I'll ever need to be. I also believe that the concept of constructive criticism is overrated, if not an outright fallacy. Your employees are either aware of problems with their performance, or they're not.

 

The best way to find out which category they're in is through asking questions and listening. Let's look at some of the reasons this passive approach to problem-solving is good for both of you.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 16, 5:11 PM
Perfect read for all leaders/mentors/managers
starbutane's comment, November 19, 1:35 AM
Nice one
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 19, 5:49 AM

Interesting post, presenting a newsworthy concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in people management, more about the theme in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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How to Make Better Decisions with Less Data

A four-step approach. Yet despite all of the data available, people often struggle to convert it into effective solutions to problems. Instead, they fall prey to what Jim March and his coauthors describe as “garbage can” decision making: a process whereby actors, problems, and possible solutions swirl about in a metaphorical garbage can and people end up agreeing on whatever solution rises to the top. The problem isn’t lack of data inside the garbage can; the vast amount of data means managers struggle to prioritize what’s important. In the end, they end up applying arbitrary data toward new problems, reaching a subpar solution.


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Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams

Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true, regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.
 

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it, and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 8, 5:22 PM

Great leaders tell their team members over and over again to speak their minds and to say no to the right things.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 9, 1:35 PM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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'Corporate Innovation does not work,' says Accenture

'Corporate Innovation does not work,' says Accenture | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Accenture's Narry Singh tells WIRED2016 that startups and corporates should collaborate for the best results
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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 7, 10:15 PM
Corporate Innovation does not work, according to this article. This is surprising, but perhaps not impossible. Innovation does not when when you run out of ideas, it does not work when the processes become too overwhelming. Corporate innovation does not work when disruption fizzles out and when leadership does not offer flexibility.
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How do I Know What I do Not Know?

How do I Know What I do Not Know? | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
“Knowing everything” is impossible however creating an infrastructure of information/data which heightens your awareness of issues that are applicable to your situation can be improved. Here are six ways to improve your chances of asking the right questions.
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10 Great Marketing Tools for SMBs 

10 Great Marketing Tools for SMBs  | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Marketers have a wealth of tools at their fingertips to do a great deal of damage (and of course, to build traction for their products). Here are 10 tools that, when used properly, completely kick butt.

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Stephen Hawking says Technology will devastate the Middle Class

Stephen Hawking says Technology will devastate the Middle Class | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Commentary: The famous physicist pleads for humans to work together, as this is "the most dangerous time for our planet."

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Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified?

Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified? | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

There it is: your dream job. There’s just one problem. You don’t meet all the qualifications.

 

It's a conundrum. Should you channel your inner life coach and go for it? Or should you follow the rules and wait until you have the right experience or credentials? If you sit it out, you may miss a great opportunity. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste your time or, worse, alienate hiring managers by wasting theirs.

 

It’s a tough question, but you should almost always err on the side of "go for it," says career expert Cynthia Shapiro author of What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. After all, everyone has to take a job that stretches skills if they want to move ahead. Before you do, these career coaches and recruiters recommend asking yourself these six questions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 27, 4:48 PM

Recruiters weigh in with some surprising advice on the importance of being qualified to get the job you want.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 28, 4:23 PM
I think the percentage should be closer to 75 - 80% match before applying for your dream role, but overall a good read.
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A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people

A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness, and status, we have lost our authenticity.

 

We have lost morals and what it means to be ourselves. So many are caught up in following the crowd they have gotten lost in it. How can any type of true success come from being a follower?

 

Followers are lost to their authenticity and are chasers of "status" and "wealth." Followers are competitive, insecure, and consistently positioning and provoking to one-up each other. The stand-out successes we all admire are not in the crowd, they aren’t chasing cash, or being cool.

 

It doesn’t mean they don’t love nice things or indulge in them; it means they approach success from a different mindset.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 25, 11:13 AM
A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 26, 3:11 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in self-knowledge, please visit http://conexaoavatar.com

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11 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Team's Effectiveness

11 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Team's Effectiveness | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

You have a great product or service. You have the funds to make it happen. Now, the big question is "Do you have the people to stand by you and execute?"

 

The biggest question for entrepreneurs today is how to create a culture to keep your dream growing to its full potential. The answer is by creating a place for people to continue to develop both professionally and personally.

 

Dividing professional and personal development is an oxymoron. One feeds the other. And when you have an environment of mutual respect and open communication, more people want to hang around with you and make magic at work. The hardest part of work is the people piece. It needs on-going attention to keep productivity high and stress low.

 

Here are 11 questions to ask yourself and your team to make sure you are heading in the right direction.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 23, 3:51 PM
Good read, I particularly like number 5, there is no point having a team meeting if no one feels safe to say anything.
Andy Webb's curator insight, November 24, 9:42 PM
Here's a monthly leadership checklist for team effectiveness.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 28, 7:44 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about team's effectiveness. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about people management can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Strategic Enterprise Architecture provides Intelligence, Analysis and Knowledge

Enterprise Architecture is a business capability that collects information about the whole enterprise and uses various modelling and analysis approaches to create knowledge about the enterprise, provide advice and guidance to CxOs and heads of business units, and provide intelligence in support of their strategic decisions.


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creepicecream's comment, November 19, 12:00 AM

Excellent
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Don’t Fall in Love with your First Idea

Don’t Fall in Love with your First Idea | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
In this interview, Dr. Alexander Osterwalder, Author and Co-Founder of Strategyzer, discusses what he believes to be the essential success factors of innovation
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junglewonga's comment, November 16, 11:12 PM

Thats incredible
Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 20, 6:52 PM

Fail fast, often and cheaply until you find what works

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Make Your Waking Hours Work for You

Make Your Waking Hours Work for You | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Formulating your work schedule is an important prioritization task. Here are four guidelines to keep in mind.

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gatherhazards's comment, November 16, 9:41 PM
fantastic
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How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated

How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
 

Around half the population of the United States woke up on Wednesday morning to enormous disappointment. In a stunning upset, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for president, leaving Trump supporters elated and many Clinton backers devastated.

 

But in my work as a coach, I've found that even the most crushing defeats can ultimately be channeled into energy for forging ahead. Regaining confidence is an uphill battle, and it takes a crowd—or at least two people, talking things out—to pull an someone out of a funk. Here's how it can be done.


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neulogtight's comment, November 15, 2:00 AM
nice
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 16, 5:07 AM

Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 16, 11:46 AM

#Offthebenchleadership 

http://coachjerrybusone.com/whats-wrong-with-millennials-absolutely-nothing/

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5 Common Communication Misfires (And How To Avoid Them)

5 Common Communication Misfires (And How To Avoid Them) | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
 

Miscommunication happens frequently in life and work, partly because technology allows us to communicate faster, but not necessarily better. While some miscommunications are merely annoying, others can create conflict or be a disrupting influence in relationships.

 

Based on being both the giver and the recipient of unintended communication gaffes, here are five reasons why I believe they occur, and what to do to prevent them in the future.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 10, 5:55 PM

Tech enables faster communication, but that also means there's a greater chance to say something you didn't intend.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 15, 5:06 AM

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20 Types of Lead Generation Content to Put Behind Your Landing Pages

20 Types of Lead Generation Content to Put Behind Your Landing Pages | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

Keep things fresh by switching up your content balance. Here are 20 different offer formats to experiment with.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 7, 11:31 PM

 

Hands up if you knew that there are at least 20 different types of content you can build in behind your landing pages, to help your business generate more leads. You might be surprised at how many of these you can probably easily implement for your key landing pages. If your online lead generation activity needs to see better results, a quick read of this article, may pay dividends for your business.

malek's curator insight, November 13, 7:46 AM

 

Hands up if you knew that there are at least 20 different types of content you can build in behind your landing pages, to help your business generate more leads. You might be surprised at how many of these you can probably easily implement for your key landing pages. If your online lead generation activity needs to see better results, a quick read of this article, may pay dividends for your business.

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Why We Are Addicted To Multitasking And 5 Ways To Break The Habit

Why We Are Addicted To Multitasking And 5 Ways To Break The Habit | Open Innovation | Scoop.it

“Multitasking is a survival strategy.”

“I’m an excellent multitasker!”

 

Science has told us that these conclusions are in fact delusions. Yet, they persist. Sure, it’s possible to drive to work and listen to a podcast, but that’s because only one of those tasks requires active cognitive engagement. When both tasks require simultaneous processing, 98% of us can’t do it. Have you noticed that if you get lost while driving, you turn off the radio? That’s because you now need your full cognitive horsepower to navigate.

 

The same is true at work. While you may only be browsing emails during a meeting, you’ve transferred your attention from the meeting to your inbox. You are present, but not cognitively engaged.


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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, November 6, 5:26 PM

“Multitasking is a survival strategy.”

“I’m an excellent multitasker!” most women are!

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 8, 3:57 AM

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 8, 11:48 PM
We are multitasking like never before, and technology has made it possible. Experts warn us that the quality of work deteriorates when we multitask. They tell us that we might be deluding ourselves if we think we are multitasking when we are listening to music while driving the car, and talking to our friend who is sitting next to us, because 'only one of those tasks requires active cognitive engagement.' The brain focuses on one task out of many other tasks, thus be warned not to be on the phone while driving, or even crossing the street lest all your attention is driven away from the speeding car by the video you are watching on your smart phone!
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10 Great Marketing Tools for SMBs 

10 Great Marketing Tools for SMBs  | Open Innovation | Scoop.it
Marketers have a wealth of tools at their fingertips to do a great deal of damage (and of course, to build traction for their products). Here are 10 tools that, when used properly, completely kick butt.

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