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Blwyddyn Newydd Dda from Wales - have a wonderful 2013 everyone!
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Our concept of leadership is fundamentally flawed, says author and organizational consultant Steven Snyder. “There is myth…that it’s possible to be a perfect leader.
We all struggle - but some of us don't learn and grow from it...
The mark of a good leader isn’t avoiding trying times; that’s simply not realistic. Instead, what differentiated extraordinary leaders was how they learned and grew from their ordeal.
Learning all about appreciative inquiry, a natural fit to asset based approaches, having conversations with citizens http://t.co/gNJ6kArKUT
How can leadership be about giving more to get more? Early in my career I had two questions about this when my mentors shared this philosophy with me.
Leaders, if you want more - give more. It’s just like Bob Burg said in his book, The Go-Giver,“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want” Zig Ziglar, via D_G_McLaughlin
It’s time that beliefs and theories about business catch up with the way great companies operate and how they see their role in the world today. Traditionally, economists and financiers have argued that the sole purpose of business is to make money—the more the better. That conveniently narrow image, deeply embedded in the American capitalist system, molds the actions of most corporations, constraining them to focus on maximizing short-term profits and delivering returns to shareholders. Their decisions are expressed in financial terms.
When I hear about a satisfied workforce, I want to learn more about the company. So, I recently reached out to Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid. Named a 2013 Top Workplace by The Denver Post, SendGrid has built a refreshing culture around “4Hs” that drive every aspect of how they do business.
Honest, hungry, humble, happy - I'd work at a place like that!
A do-it-yourself guide to building a strengths-based performance management system.
If performance management focused intelligently on strenghs, many benefits would follow.
Gestalt is a school in psychology that emphasizes the organized character of human experience and behavior. It refers to theories of visual perception.The word itself is German, meaning form, pattern, or configuration. Gestalt psychology emphasizes the study of human behavior that seeks patterns or wholes.
Good explanation of how Gestalt works and how understanding the whole system is important.
RT @WeejeeLearning: Human Design for Engagement and Critical Thinking by Chris Jennings http://t.co/osnCJkhvrm
Programs designed to coach, train and develop individuals so they can succeed in higher positions have been shown to attract top talent, inspire employees and lower turnover. However, when it comes to training and molding employees to become the future leaders of an enduring company, it takes a great deal of effort and commitment.
While many companies provide training and development opportunities geared to productivity improvement, a unique NiSource initiative is enhancing the leadership pipeline by helping to attract, develop and retain talented, high-potential women.
Leadership development and experiential learning as a recruitment tool - a talent story.
Julian Richer, founder of Richer Sounds, the largest independent HiFi and TV store in the UK, recently set the bar extremely high for C-level suite executives on how to improve employee engagement.
(From the article): Employee engagement is a critical aspect of your actual customer experience. As I said before, happy employees make happy customers. Without your employees on board, the customer experience you have in mind will stay right there, in your mind, ignored by the people that are supposed to actually do it.
What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an impact on their world. They are also introverts.
There are some basic things that can be done to help introverts feel more comfortable, accepted and appreciated in the workplace
Video Arts State of Leaning Snapshot 2103
Americans are no strangers to labor and have a culture of few vacations and work rigorous schedules. Vacation, something 23% of the workforce isn’t privy to, is something most people seldom take and this is beginning to take a toll on the work force.
Great infographic showing various impacts on the workforce and hence engagement.
This is an example of a quality infographic, informative, relevant and visual.
Will corporate scandals ever end? Do a few bad apples cause the scandals that fill our headlines or is the barrel rotten?
The term employee doesn’t fit the workplace anymore. Let’s transform the term employees and reinvent a new one. Instead, let’s encourage enthusiasts in our organizations. The term employee is associated with a paradigm no longer useful in business today. It’s the paradigm where employees give their time dutifully in exchange for a paycheck, benefits, and a remote chance of work that inspires.
Nice idea, but we need to change the psychologic al contract to achieve it.
What will it take to create meaningful solutions to support future talent, and what role can HR play? Mary Appleton investigates.
A critical issue for future generations and UK success.
"Organizations today spend a lot of time talking about and telling stories to their customers to help them make a purchase a decision. But, what about telling stories to our employees? How many organizations out there actually take the time to help employees understand what their organization stands for, how it was created, why it was created, and how it got to where it is today?"
Cultural differences matter in leadership and the most effective leaders embrace them.
Eastern and Western managers differ significantly in various key dimensions - are Leaders from the East more effective?
What is a leader’s business? A leader’s business is training and developing people - human capital - the most valuable asset any organization
Mental health charity Mind gives us the lowdown on anxiety in the workplace.
It is likely that 1 in 6 of your workforce is currently experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. Are you geared up to care and cope?
Top 5 Emotional Intelligence moments of 2013.
How many times have you gone to a leadership development workshop, had a wonderful experience, left feeling great, and then went home and kept doing the same old thing? Or, perhaps you kept up your new resolutions for a couple of months or weeks, and then went back to doing the same old thing.
Some thoughtful questions here about effective training for adaptive challenges from Joan Kofodimos.
A new report finds 53% of financial services executives say ethical standards inhibit career progression.
Scary, if not entirely surprising, news about greed!
Much has been written about leading a multi-generational workforce. Find out what researchers have found is really going on in today's workplaces.
Tanveer Naseer - "we need to recognize that all employees are driven to do work that creates a sense of purpose and meaning. That they see a connection between what they do and what matters to their organization and to those they serve. And that they have opportunities to increase their autonomy and competencies by getting better and consistent feedback from those in charge, all while operating within an increasingly connected, wired world.
With networks it is not numbers but quality. Aim to build relationships not followers.