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Early wishes : Bonne Année / Feliz Ano Nuevo / Happy New Year !

Early wishes : Bonne Année / Feliz Ano Nuevo / Happy New Year ! | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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Blwyddyn Newydd  Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!

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How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization

How To Promote Continuous Learning In Your Organization | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Discover 3 measures based on neuroscience that will help leaders to create a continuous learning environment in their organization.

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It’s All About Trust: Honesty and Transparency

It’s All About Trust:  Honesty and Transparency | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Company cultures, the good, the bad, and – well in the interest of being nice we’ll leave it at that – have been the focus at Great Place to Work® for the last 25 years, since Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz researched their book The 100 Best Workplaces in AmericaWhat their research revealed is that the key to creating a great workplace revolves not around the building of a certain set of benefits and practices, but through the building of high-quality relationships in the workplace, relationships characterized by trust, pride, and camaraderie. 

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Survey finds that trust and values mean most in creating a desirable company culture.

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It's the People First, Then the Results: Zappo's 3-Day Culture Camp

It's the People First, Then the Results:  Zappo's 3-Day Culture Camp | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Zappos offers a 3 Day -  WOW customer service philosophy immersive experience.   Their video of CEO leaders who've adapted to customer centric and people-oriented culture explains a lot.

What Our Customers Say.
 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 18, 7:26 AM

Keep in mind that what works for Zappos, may not what will work for your organization.  That said, Zappos has made the complete leap from the inspection oriented, command and control culture of the 20th century to the 21st century of trusting the people you have so carefully hired, and supporting them continuously in doing their best work.   ~  Deb

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Driving HR efficiencies

Driving HR efficiencies | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Tim Richard and Peter Cools discuss how structural change and HR technology are driving HR efficiencies.

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Why Teachers Need Personalized Professional Development - Edudemic

Why Teachers Need Personalized Professional Development - Edudemic | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
As we’ve studied the educational process, it’s become clear that students learn in a variety of ways and that no single approach is always successful in a classroom. What makes complete sense to one student may sound like gibberish to another.

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Teachers have such a critical role, yet limited time - they should be first in the queue for personal development.

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The 5 Traits of High-Potential Employees

The 5 Traits of High-Potential Employees | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Who will be ready to run your company when you can't be everywhere anymore? Here's how to pick your next generation of leaders.

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Legacy? A combination of timeless values and future talents...

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Robert Reich: The Rebirth Of Stakeholder Capitalism?

Robert Reich: The Rebirth Of Stakeholder Capitalism? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Robert Reich contrasts shareholder capitalism with stakeholder capitalism and asks whether the former has gone too far.
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Let's hope so - stakeholders are critical relationships, many shareholders are ephemeral and fickle.  Hardly a long term sustainable strategy?

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SleepWalking To A Skills Disaster

SleepWalking To A Skills Disaster | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

It is usual, when views and opinions you have held and expressed for several years are validated by official reports and data, to feel a rather smug sense of satisfaction. However, nothing could have been further from my mind when I read the joint report from The Princes Trust and HSBC issued last week and confirming that UK employers believe a skills crisis is imminent. My underlying reaction was rather one of intense frustration that the symptoms of this crisis have been evident for the last decade and that as a nation, we have simply chosen to ignore them and hope that like a heavy cold, we could sniff and sneeze our way through it and eventually we would be fine again. Instead we now have a major epidemic on our hands which is seriously threatening the long-term prosperity of the country.


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Informal Learning Research Report

Informal Learning Research Report | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

In this new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report, Informal Learning Takes Off, I examine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. 

The results show that there are now many interpretations of the term “informal learning” –  from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities that are taking place with L&D intervention in organizations might, however, be better termed “informal training” activities – and some of these activities from respondents’ organizations are cited in a special section of the report. But this means there are still plenty of opportunities for L&D to support the natural, unplanned, informal learning of individuals and teams.

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Excellent report from the always authoritative @janehart

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From Control to Trust – Unleash the Rebels!

From Control to Trust – Unleash the Rebels! | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
“Whatever you do, do not hire that man!” I had just finished interviewing a candidate for a job and called his former manager for a reference.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 5:21 PM

My experience in School over the last few years was there seemed to be an overwhelming desire to have a party line that everyone adhered to. This included areas such as using digital technologies, the use of 7 Habits, stripped down professional learning communities, etc. Anyone who spoke up was branded a complainer and boat rocker.

ORConsulting's curator insight, July 21, 2:49 AM

'the longest journey any leader can take, is from controlling to trusting'. A great little article, discussing leaders trusting their employees, and also looking at the role of hiring 'rebels', who challenge the status quo, and can play an important role in change in modern organisations. A 3 min read.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 21, 12:55 PM

Well, the bull might get off you from his back but it might worth trying... the key is not to confound the rebel with the complainer... and to make enough space to the rebel...

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Were you born to lead? - The Age (blog)

Were you born to lead? - The Age (blog) | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The Age (blog)Were you born to lead? The Age (blog) But when they're all combined, it becomes clear that leadership development programs “produce substantial results”, especially in regards to improving the knowledge and skills of those who...
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 19, 12:15 AM

Nature or nurture. What do you think?

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Are You Treating Customers Like Family? Two Lessons From Red Lobster and Frontier Airlines

Are You Treating Customers Like Family? Two Lessons From Red Lobster and Frontier Airlines | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
VideoTwo acts of corporate kindness hit the news last week. The first involved a delayed flight on Frontier Airlines and the second a touching dinner at Red Lobster. Both resonated, quickly becoming viral online and hitting the mainstream news. Captain Gerhard Brandner bought 38 pizzas for his passengers on Frontier Airlines. Their flight to Denver, already delayed [...]

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People believe actions, not words.  And sometimes the small things are the big things...corporate kindness doesn't need big budgets, maybe big hearts and minds?

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Don Dea's curator insight, July 17, 10:29 PM

Actions speak louder than words. Eighty percent of our judgements about people, companies and brands comes down to two factors: warmth and competence. Are you willing to go above and beyond the transaction to create a Human Brand? Are you ready like Red Lobster and Frontier to build warmth into your brand DNA and allow your employees to demonstrate that they care?

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Depression - How To Help Employees - People Development - HR Expertise

Depression - How To Help Employees - People Development - HR Expertise | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
As an employer you may be faced with an employee becoming ill because of depression,here, Tania Angelis gives an insight in to what to do to help
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1 in 4 of us will have mental health problems, making this a must read for anyone in a position of organisation responsibility!

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Appreciative Inquiry: a positive organizational practice - YouTube

Is your work day dictated by the negative problems you need to fix? This episode covers a strengths-based way of viewing people, processes, and organizations...


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Appreciative Inquiry is truly a solution for our divided and leaderless times - power to the people!

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Les Howard's curator insight, August 19, 4:40 AM

There is also a coaching version of this, Appreciative Coaching.

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25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Some great advice here for the hard times - we need them to learn from and to appreciate the great times!

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John Michel's curator insight, August 18, 8:31 AM

One of life’s greatest gifts is the fact that life is difficult.  Because in dealing with life’s difficulties, we build invaluable strength.  This strength enables us to successfully fulfill our deepest, most meaningful purposes.  It is precisely because life is difficult that we are able to make it great.  It is because life is difficult that we are able to rise above the difficulties.  We are able to make a difference and we are able to truly matter.

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Top 10 Myths About Introverts That Simply Aren’t True

Top 10 Myths About Introverts That Simply Aren’t True | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Useful infographic for extroverts - how the other 'half' lives!

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The 7 Models of #Storytelling for Brands

The 7 Models of #Storytelling for Brands | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Back in 2004 Christopher Booker finished writing a book that he had been working on for 34 years. It was a quest to study all the great stories ever told, and to see what they had in common so that

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Tim Brook's curator insight, August 18, 1:47 PM

Not sure what my story should be though...

Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, August 19, 12:44 AM

looks very good i´ll come back for that article

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Employee Engagement and Organizational Performance: What Caterpillar Discovered

Infographic case study for Caterpillar (CAT) (How does Caterpillar improve employee #engagement and organizational performance?
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Interesting case study in engagement
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So, you think you have a strategy? London Business School BSR

So, you think you have a strategy?  London Business School BSR | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Does your company have a strategy? Freek Vermeulen doubts it. And he posits the five main reasons why, too often, a firm’s strategy is nothing more than a pipe dream.
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Food for thought?

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Is loneliness the next workplace ticking time bomb? | HRZone

Is loneliness the next workplace ticking time bomb? | HRZone | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Human beings need quality social contact - but they don't seem to be getting it.
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Survey finds link between low self-esteem and poor work-life balance. Needs investment in #RelationshipCapital, @RobPeters?

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How to Manage Your Boss So Your Boss Won't Micro-Manage You

How to Manage Your Boss So Your Boss Won't Micro-Manage You | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

For some people, “getting what you need” means keeping your boss off your back so that you have the autonomy to do your job. For others, it means support and recognition, or getting the resources needed to achieve your goals.

Those that can’t seem to manage up will always end up in jobs where they are at odds with their bosses. Everyone gets a bad boss at some point in their careers. However, if someone has a continuous pattern of one “bad boss” after another, then perhaps it’s time to take a look in the mirror and learn how to proactively manage up.

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If you keep having bad bosses, maybe it's time to take a look in the mirror?

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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Workforces Devoted to Weaknesses Are Dangerous

Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Workforces Devoted to Weaknesses Are Dangerous | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

“Gallup has studied the most successful people in the world, and we’ve found that they are not well-rounded individuals,” said Paul Allen, Gallup Strengths Evangelist, July 24 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit for new and rising leaders in government. “Instead, they are people who discovered that they had natural talent for something at a very young age. They concentrated on that, invested in it, and turned that raw talent into strength.”

When you accept that nature gave you incredible talents and choose a career that allows you to use them -- and if you have a manager who lets you play to those talents -- you can achieve some amazing things. Instead, most managers want us to work on what we’re terrible at until we rise to the point of mediocrity. Perhaps that’s why we tend to become less and less engaged as we age. As Allen says, 76% of fifth graders are emotionally and intellectually engaged in their work, but that number dwindles to 61% in ninth grade, 44% in 12th grade, and 30% among adults.

In this speech, Allen discusses why a workforce devoted to its weaknesses is dangerous for companies and society as a whole, and how to prevent it from happening to your organization -- or to you.

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Better to focus on what people can do than what they can't!

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12 signs you're a micromanager it's hurting employee engagement.

12 signs you're a micromanager it's hurting employee engagement. | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
12 signs that you're a micromanager and 5 ways to overcome an overbearing manager using a results focused management approach. (12 signs you're a micromanager it's hurting employee engagement.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 5:30 PM

Point 2 is a good one. Look for patterns of difference and things that are not working. I worked with micro-managers and laissez-faire managers and neither is good.

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#HR #RRHH Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness

#HR #RRHH Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

When the leaders of a major retail pharmacy chain set out to enhance customer satisfaction, market research told them that the number one determinant would be friendly and courteous service. This meant changing the organizational culture in hundreds of locations—creating an open, welcoming atmosphere where regular customers and employees knew one another’s names, and any question was quickly and cheerfully answered.


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Rick Garza's curator insight, July 18, 6:44 AM

People still buy from people they like.  We spend millions on research to remind us of the Golden Rule, "Treat others they you want them treat you"  Whoever wrote that must be a brilliant individual.  Good advice!

Gottfried's curator insight, July 23, 9:42 PM

social animal and scientific validation: pride building as an organizational effectiveness method

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 24, 7:07 AM

Well not terribly new, not particularly secret but still helpful. Autonomy, clear purposes, and recognition are described as sources of pride but we've known about these for quite some time in connection with high performance. More specifically, all of the ideas referred to: pride, trust, autonomy, purpose and recognition are associated with employee engagement--a key driver of organizational effectiveness in the #empoweringeffectiveness model.

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Vision to Business Model to Brand

Whether you have a new business idea to launch, or an existing business that needs to redefine its vision and brand for future growth, at this presentation at SXSW V2V Las Vegas, Patrick and Justine gave hands-on tools to map your vision into your business model and in turn, using this to define your brand strategy to engage customers.


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Good overview of brand building for 21C.

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