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A Simple Formula for Managing Talent (Your Own and Others)

A Simple Formula for Managing Talent (Your Own and Others) | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Roughly two years ago, I felt the need for something that could keep me on track both professionally and personally. Among my objectives were to make better decisions about how I invest my time and effort, and to strike a better balance between my work and personal life. My tactic was [...]
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Create one sentence, and use it to live by.

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Planning For People Who Hate To Plan

Planning For People Who Hate To Plan | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Does the thought of yearly goal setting make you want to run? You don't have to be a good planner to set your goals to paper -- or even like it. Here are five simple ways to plan your life goals so you can increase your chances of success.
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As an NFP, this article was a timely and necessary reminder.  Contains useful template.

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Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness

Connected and Disconnected: Technology, Empathy, and Loneliness | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Is technology tearing us apart? Can it bring us together?A glance at the agenda of “EQ WEEK” – the free global emotional intelligence conference – reveals an intriguing trend.  There are numerous presentations about apps and tech tools to teach social emotional skills.
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Can something as “human” as empathy actually be taught by a machine? @eqjosh provides a way to answer the question next week, free!

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Discovering Reasons to Stay

Discovering Reasons to Stay | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
This following guest article is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans.
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You developed the best - now you have to keep them...

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Employee engagement remains a challenge for companies

Employee engagement remains a challenge for companies | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Employee engagement remains a challenge for companies. It’s time to turn their current approach upside down: sustainable engagement is needed - Torben Rick (Remarkable!
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Thoughtful contribution to the engagement debate.

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Racing Up the Ladder of Inference | "employee e...

Racing Up the Ladder of Inference | "employee e... | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We're generally intelligent people...so why do we do such dumb things? One of the best ways to explain our counterproductive behavior is the Ladder of Inference. This elegant model was first developed by Chris Argyris, building on the work of...
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The Enneagram and Motivation | by Lucille Greeff

The Enneagram and Motivation | by Lucille Greeff | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Many motivation theories treat motivation as a unitary concept, which creates a continuum of more or less motivated to do something. Yet, as Ryan and Deci (2000) note, even a little reflection suggests that motivation is far from that. People experience difference kinds of motivation on top of having different amounts of motivation. The orientation or type of motivation concerns the underlying reasons, attitudes and goals that give rise to motivation; in short the reason “why” we do some things and not others.

 



Via WorldsView Academy, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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We all have unique 'hot buttons'.  Find out here how to categorise them. Then press, to influence.

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Empowered Leadership

Empowered Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Empowered leadership coach, Julie Anne Hart,on how to lead with your head, heart and gut

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:09 PM

This sounds similar to what Uhl-Bien and Marion refer to as enabling leadership in complex social systems.

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Would Your Employees Work For Free?

Would Your Employees Work For Free? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Leaders who manage volunteer workforces have much to teach leaders who manage employees.
    
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Proof that it’s possible to help employees experience “the joy of work for its own sake” by serving up meaningful projects that use people’s gifts in an environment rich with autonomy, relationships, and appreciation. 

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The Most Popular Employee Perks Of 2014

The Most Popular Employee Perks Of 2014 | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

During a trip to California last fall, I stopped in to visit a friend of mine who works at Dropbox.  He zipped over to the reception area to fetch me on a Razor scooter, provided to employees to make getting around the office faster (and cooler), took me past the morning yoga class currently in session, the fresh squeezed juice station and granola wall, and the made-to-order stir fry bar, to the plush music room, equipped with instruments and big soft couches arranged in a lounge/bar atmosphere.  At the time, I was struggling to raise another round for my start-up, and was packing my own lunch for the plane to save money. It was as if I had walked into a physical representation of the opportunity costs of running my own company — and it was painful.

 


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Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:35 PM

I am so glad to see that this author correctly identifies these as perks or additions to compensation plans.  As more employees are seeking other things than the traditional cash compensation, this does provide a competitive advantage as a distinguisher between organizations for individuals considering which organizations to work for.  However, what has to go hand in hand with these amendments to traditional compensation plans is a culture that supports and lives the philosophies that underline it.  As the author notes, not all firms can afford this and it is the kind of work and professional development environment that exists beyond these components that will guide the "happiness" and continued engagement of an employee.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 24, 2014 7:47 AM

When you are offered employment, it is important that you negotiate for any additional perks.  As they say, you never receive what you don't ask for.

XSU's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:15 PM

Want to get some insight into generational differences?  Spot on article for new ideas to reward great performance.

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How Microsoft Avoided the Peter Principle with Nadella

How Microsoft Avoided the Peter Principle with Nadella | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In one of the most widely scrutinized CEO successions ever, Microsoft directors selected insider Satya Nadella to run the company, only their third CEO pick in the firm’s nearly 40-year history. His challenges will be enormous. For starters, he...
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Downward Facing Alpha Dogs: The Mindful Rise Of The New Tech Humanists

Downward Facing Alpha Dogs: The Mindful Rise Of The New Tech Humanists | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In this time of inner-peace-seeking, meditating, chia-seed-chomping CEOs, there is a new movement of Tech Humanists emerging. Can they bring a sense...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:59 PM

What would be the holy grail of a post-modernist, post-structural world. The answer to technology is technology may not make a lot of sense. That sounds like we are looking for a machine to do our Yoga practice.

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Employee Management in the "Big Data" Era

Employee Management in the "Big Data" Era | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
According to the authors of The Decoded Company, it's time to know your employees better than your customers.
    
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On International Women's Day, Let's Hear It For The Men

On International Women's Day, Let's Hear It For The Men | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
For over 100 years, women have celebrated International Women's Day by telling stories with the hope of inspiring daughters and granddaughters and reflecting upon the price that history paid so they could realize their dreams. As women today, many of us are fortunate to have almost too many heroines to [...]
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Nice take on International Women's day.

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Motivation and Employee Engagement: The Zing That Unlocks Excellence

Motivation and Employee Engagement: The Zing That Unlocks Excellence | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Every manager wants employees to come in with that extra "zing" -- that spark that creates breakthroughs, that's magnetic to customers, that somehow lifts the whole enterprise. Is this a leadership responsibility? Something for which you can hire? How do we get more?
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Go to EQweek.org for a free global online conference about using emotions as a source for thriving - array of free webinars inspired by @eqjosh.

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Outing Gender Bias

Outing Gender Bias | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In What Works for Women at Work, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey identify four, often unrecognized, patterns of discriminatory attitudes toward women.
    
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How we may unintentionally be discriminating.

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You Can Build a Great Place to Work -- Here are a Couple of Tips to Help You Do Just That

You Can Build a Great Place to Work -- Here are a Couple of Tips to Help You Do Just That | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

If someone’s baseline rewards aren’t adequate, or equitable, her focus will be on the unfairness of her situation and the anxiety of her circumstance. 


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From Human Resources to Human Results

From Human Resources to Human Results | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Our workforce can and does make the difference between me too results and breakout success. After all – our  employees are the face and experience of our business to our customers, prospects, partners and more.
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A new book on using your mind better by the excellent Rebel Brown.

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7 Steps to Communicate Your Way out of Conflict | Switch and Shift

7 Steps to Communicate Your Way out of Conflict | Switch and Shift | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Is conflict creating problems, nip conflict and communication problems in the bud so they do not bite you back. Here are are seven simple and powerful steps you can use to turn conflict and communication problems around before they erode the relationships you need to succeed!

Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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Will conflict be a source of richness or value destruction? Follow these steps for the former.

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Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately.


Learning management systems,MOOCs, simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. And companies are spending more money on training (up 15% this last year), they find skills gaps more daunting than ever, and they spend more than $130 billion on training.


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What a cool job!

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John Ludike's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:50 AM

Yet strangely enough many CLO's remain but Head of L&D who run Corporate training budgets and schedules unable to articulate future of organisational learning and impact it might have.

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Leadership Styles Across Cultures

Leadership Styles Across Cultures | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Human Resources IQ - HR community offering human resource information, articles, podcasts & HR conferences. Join now.
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Useful research on leadership dimensions over 62 countries.

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7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think

7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Most people judge their own ethics more leniently than everyone else's. Do you do the same? Here's how to find out.
Do you believe you have strong ethics? You probably do. Just about everyone answers "yes" to that question.

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John Michel's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:40 PM

The thing that's most important about your own ethics is that you judge it the way you would judge someone else's which is by their behavior, particularly when it's not easy to do the right thing.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 23, 2014 10:05 AM

Always good to reflect back a bit...

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Banks' New Competitors: Starbucks, Google, and Alibaba

Banks' New Competitors: Starbucks, Google, and Alibaba | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Non-financial companies are increasingly offering consumer-friendly payment options.
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Blurred lines between industry sectors offer opportunities for organisations that know their core process advantages.

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Inside Google’s Mysterious Ethics Board

Inside Google’s Mysterious Ethics Board | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The technology world was abuzz last week when Google announced it spent nearly half a billion dollars to acquire DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab. With few details available, commentators speculated on the underlying motivation.

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20 Practical Tips For A Great Business Plan

20 Practical Tips For A Great Business Plan | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

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Alwin Samayoa's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:06 AM

"Maximize your profit payoff and the speed of completion on every project you undertake to grow your business"

Alwin Samayoa's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:09 AM

"Maximize your profit payoff and the speed of completion on every project you undertake to grow your business"

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, February 8, 2014 4:29 AM

Yes you need a plan...one you can work with, not one that sits in the bottom of your draw...take a look and digest these 20 tips