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Don't Ignore Your Best Co-Branding Opportunity -- Your Employees

Don't Ignore Your Best Co-Branding Opportunity -- Your Employees | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
We all know employees can be both brand ambassadors and brand detractors: But what we haven’t wrapped our heads around is that they are also our most important co-branding opportunity.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, November 21, 2013 5:53 PM

The idea of having a social media policy that is focused on your brand is a good one. Employees will still ask WIIFM. Why should I bother to change how I communicate so the company looks good?

 

Companies must give employees something in return. Invest in training everyone from executives to the loading dock how to communicate better.

 

The ability to write and speak effectively will benefit the employee and the company. Think about the benefits of a team of articulate individuals that happen to work for you. Win-Win.

 

Attention is paid to any employee on social media, not just those designated to speak on your behalf.

 

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Five Threads III: Data for Other Departments

Five Threads III: Data for Other Departments | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
What used to be delivered in a stale memo is now communicated in the flow/context of other data. It turns out that the more personal the data, the more it sticks.

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How People Really Make Decisions – The Irrationality of Behavioral Economics - BI WORLDWIDE Blog - Driving Engagement

How People Really Make Decisions – The Irrationality of Behavioral Economics - BI WORLDWIDE Blog - Driving Engagement | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Understanding the role behavioral economics plays in decision-making is critical towards getting your employees, sales channel and customers to make the decisions you want them to make.
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On Leadership and Leading a Legacy

On Leadership and Leading a Legacy | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, on November 18, 1963, President John F. Kennedy made a stop here in Tampa, FL.  Who would have had any idea that four days later he would be assassinated in Dallas, TX?

I just watched a special on the Tampa visit, and it got me thinking . . . I mean seriously thinking . . . what legacy would I leave behind?  What plans would I have, in place, that would keep going after I was suddenly gone?

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"What do you want to be remembered for?  You still have the opportunity to leave some pretty good sized footprints..." Andy Uskavitch

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5 Ways to Modernize Your Relationship with Employees

5 Ways to Modernize Your Relationship with Employees | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The way we relate to one another at work is outdated. What we need in our workplaces is a major switch and shift in how managers and employees relate and work alongside one another.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:48 PM

We need to community build.

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Do What You Love, And The Money Will Follow - Forbes

Do What You Love, And The Money Will Follow - Forbes | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Do What You Love, And The Money Will Follow
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We started by launching “That Other Paper,” an irreverent, online alt-weekly focusing on arts, culture, and the growing comedy scene in Austin.
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Not a bad success mantra, and you can replace money by any other criteria you prefer...

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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Precious Dreams are Never for Sale

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Precious Dreams are Never for Sale | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

My father was always a big dreamer. One of his dreams was to find hidden treasures, priceless antiques and pieces of art. He was very much influenced by his father whohad an intriguing life. Grandfather worked for Baron Max Von Oppenheim (1860−1946). He was engaged as Oppenheim’s secretary for most of his expeditions in the Near East region. He wrote detailed journals about the Bedouin tribes they encountered, the excavations they undertook and the ancient scripts they copied by hand. Fascinated by his father’s stories and voyages, Dad had big plans for every one of us, including himself.

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One of Dad’s greatest findings was an old oil painting that featured a noble man and was signed “Titian.” Dad bought the painting from a junk shop that obviously did not know its real value. He brought his treasure home and showed it to us in a religious way. The painting was in a dreadful situation with lots of cracks in the canvas; it was almost falling apart.


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A dream that died and was brought to life again...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:27 AM

Hoda Maalouf is an inspirational leader who leads through adversity on a daily basis.  

 

This post is of particular importance for me as I am spending the week with my elderly father and are discussing many of the dreams he was not able to pursue.  

 

Here is my favority quote from the article:

 

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

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Do you believe forced performance rankings are detrimental to employee engagement?

Do you believe forced performance rankings are detrimental to employee engagement? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Would you rather work for Yahoo or Microsoft?    Two articles written on the same day examine the road to forced rankings (Yahoo) and away from forced ranking (Microsoft). At Yahoo: Several mo... (Employee engagement.
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Yes, yes and yes - ditch the 9 box grid!

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Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo

Connected Leadership is Not the Status Quo | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. There are more variables as a result of more connections. In complex adaptive systems, the relationship between cause and effect can only be known after the fact. This makes traditional planning and control obsolete. Connected organizations must learn how to deal with ambiguity and complexity.


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7 Secrets of Google's Epic Organizational Culture

7 Secrets of Google's Epic Organizational Culture | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
7 things that Google practice to take the title of best organizational culture a company could provide

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:31 PM

Here are some take-aways for all executives.  All of these can be part of your culture with work and openness.  Are you willing to make it happen?

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Microsoft axes its controversial employee-ranking system

Microsoft axes its controversial employee-ranking system | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Microsoft is killing off its controversial stack-ranking system today. 


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Does this presage the end ofthe 9 Box Grid - PLEASE?

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Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff on Making Honest Tea

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff on Making Honest Tea | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Honest Tea founders Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff discuss how they created a financially sustainable company that serves a mission.
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Top 10 excuses for failing to engage with engagement

Top 10 excuses for failing to engage with engagement | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Over the 25 years or so Great Place to Work® has worked with thousands of organisations across the globe we’ve heard virtually every rationale as to why they’ve not yet engaged with engagement.

 

 


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John Michel's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:36 AM

Engagement is all about building a culture where people have pride and trust in the organisation and are committed to working together and individually to achieving the organisation’s objectives.

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Is Capitalism in Trouble?

Is Capitalism in Trouble? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

A wider international movement of CEOs, investors, and business-school professors hope to transform the way business is done, and create a more “sustainable” system of capitalism.


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B Corp, Conscious  Capitalism - more than a coincidence!

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Heinz Peter Wallner's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:28 PM

Ist das überhaupt noch eine Frage? #Langsamdenker

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Twitter / mooreconsortium: #energyofyes Know Fear Vs No ...

Twitter / mooreconsortium: #energyofyes Know Fear Vs No ... | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
#energyofyes Know Fear Vs No Fear from HPT-Transformation http://t.co/qowuyFNdRI
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Why Employee Engagement Should Matter to Your Company - Dynamic Signal

Why Employee Engagement Should Matter to Your Company - Dynamic Signal | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
A report by Blessing White found that employee engagement or a lack of engagement can have a significant impact on your business, in areas ranging from retention to shareholder return. (Great thoughts on employee advocacy!
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Cultural intelligence and cultural appreciation will create extraordinary opportunity now and into the future.

"David Livermore, Cultural Intelligence expert (author of Leading With Cultural Intelligence) shares research that more diverse teams UNDER perform more homogenous teams in terms of efficiency and innovation, IF LEFT ALONE! However, where there are reasonable to high levels of cultural intelligence within the groups, then diverse groups outperform others by far. The danger with this issue is creating diversity for diversity's sake, or seeing diversity only as a surface issue. One of the most significant leadership issues for the future is cultural intelligence."

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@FuturistGraeme

Expert on future world of work and disruptive trends at TomorrowToday


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Laura Goodrich's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:59 AM

I couldn't agree more. Cultural intelligence and cultural appreciation will create extraordinary opportunity now and into the future.  



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New Frontiers in Customer Experience Management Beckon - Knowledge@Wharton

New Frontiers in Customer Experience Management Beckon - Knowledge@Wharton | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
More and more businesses are discovering the need to adopt a 360-degree “customer-experience management” approach to remain competitive in today’s new marketplace.

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The 9 Worst Mission Statements of All Time

The 9 Worst Mission Statements of All Time | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
If your mission statement contains no typos, mentions what your company does, and doesn't go on for a whole page, you're already doing better than these major brands.
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Barely believable blunders!

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Motivation and aspiration: what’s the point?

Motivation and aspiration: what’s the point? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

David Cameron has recently pointed out that the reason there are so few non-white, non-middle class people in top jobs is because they don’t have sufficiently high aspirations. Never mind crushing inequality,obvious prejudice and a stranglehold on well-paid jobs by the privately educated. All of this would be irrelevant if those from less affluent backgrounds just wanted to succeed more.

If aspiration and motivation to succeed is all that’s needed, this would argue in turn that those who do have the big jobs, largely private-school educated white males, have them because they aspired to them, and were more motivated for them than anyone else. This suggests that financial security and a wealthy lifestyle causes people to work harder and achieve more. So, logically, if David Cameron and the rest of the government really did believe these claims, then they’d give those in poverty more financial support, in order to get the best out of them. And of course, that’s definitely happening. Right?

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It takes more than enthusiasm and motivation to succeed when the odds are so overwhelmingly against you.  Elegant rant against our highly motivated PM!

 

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The Summit Blog: Measuring Attitude

The Summit Blog: Measuring Attitude | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
RT @JimPolandcom: Measuring Attitude via The Summit Blog http://t.co/B2icDvqt47 RT @juliepoland #leadership #success #ceo #shrm #management
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Five Ways to Turn Adversaries into Allies

Five Ways to Turn Adversaries into Allies | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Forget about strolling through life and ending with extraordinary impact. Leadership is never an accident. Influence is intentional and earned. Leaders intentionally have point B in mind. Bob Burg’...

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You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, as my gran said...

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John Michel's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:06 PM

The key to empathy is communicating that you understand how they feel. If you don’t understand how they feel, communicate that you understand they are feeling something.

MyKLogica's curator insight, November 14, 2013 1:04 PM

#Leadership #Liderazgo

100% de acuerdo con lo que se expone en el artículo, desde la introducción, el liderazgo no es un "accidente", es reflejo de un esfuerzo y desarrollo continuado en el tiempo, hasta los 5 puntos para convertir adversarios en aliados:

 

- Gestiona tus emociones

- Tu eres tu y tus creencias y los demás tienen las suyas

- Todos tenemos ego, "yo" también

- Crea entornos adecuados para la conciliación (este quizás lo describiría de forma diferente, sonreir cuando uno está ¿sorprendido? hace poner una mueca, al menos desde mi perspectiva, pondría:

1º foco en la solución

2º controla la subida de "adrenalina"

3º + foco en la solución

4º practica el beneficio de la duda y pregunta

5º + foco en la solución

6º mantén el diálogo abierto hasta que llegues a la solución

- Tacto y consideración y empatía

 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:09 PM

Some key points to increase your influence - it all starts with self awareness.

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Four critical Social Media Lessons I learned from my 4 year old - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

Four critical Social Media Lessons I learned from my 4 year old - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow} | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best business lessons can be learned by just watching the world around us through the eyes of a child
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Stay centred, enjoying the wonder of learning!

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Employee engagement: a sustainability super-strategy? - The Guardian

Employee engagement: a sustainability super-strategy? - The Guardian | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Employee engagement: a sustainability super-strategy?
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Ask anyone who has tried and they will quickly tell you about the skeletons in the employee engagement closet.
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If your company does not have an engagement platform or program yet, what are the key success factors in designing or selecting one? 

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Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:30 PM

Behavior change brings the highest internal rate of return for global corporations carbon reduction projects

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Bureaucracy is a Bogeyman

Bureaucracy is a Bogeyman | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
What is the real complexity problem you are trying to resolve?
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David Hain's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:33 AM

"When companies become too complex to manage, they create costs to others as well as staff." Julian Birkinshaw in HBR

John Michel's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:35 PM

We will never banish bureaucracy, in part because there are some good reasons for it to exist. But we should always seek ways of keeping its worst tendencies in check, by homing in on the specific problems it creates. Get past the vaguely menacing bogeyman to focus on the right culprit, and the answers are usually pretty simple.