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Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In business, people often believe you need an enemy to beat, but there are better places to focus your energy to grow your business.

Via Rami Kantari
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I like the word coopetition - working to grow a market, not just market share.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:30 AM

If you're looking for an enemy, make it mediocrity, complacency and apathy. Push back when others say, “We tried that before,” or when you’re confronted with someone telling you -- “that will never work.” That’s your enemy, and it can easily be beat with a passion and commitment to your customers.



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80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You?

80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design believe they're the future of business.
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"Corporate culture finds a seat at every meeting." - so obvious and so little acknowledged...

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Fred Zimny's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:37 PM

I do not like the acronym DEO: that is a DOA (dead on arrival). But it  may challenge our thoughts. And often it is the rise and fall.....

John Ludike's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:15 PM

Culture eats strategy for business, perios. 

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The Rise (and Fall) of Mega-Corporations

The Rise (and Fall) of Mega-Corporations | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a time when huge, global corporati…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:13 PM

When we begin to talk about scaling human relationships, that sounds a little ominous. What does that mean?

Jenny Ebermann's comment, October 30, 2013 2:14 PM
Interesting post; what do they mean by: scale real, social human relationships though?
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Brands as Publishers | Content Archetypes | Social Media Today

Brands as Publishers | Content Archetypes | Social Media Today | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Today, the talk of the town amongst marketers is the potential for brands to act as publishers and media companies, going direct to their customers or consumers in the fight to earn attention.
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Insight into 3 key drivers changing how we spend our time and intention - mobile, social, search.

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How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups

How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a startup to go lean -- even the largest companies can re-learn how to be nimble, think different, and innovate. (Being able to act like a startup on the inside is becoming critical for some established industries.
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Being Human Creates Higher Returns

Being Human Creates Higher Returns | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

It seems odd to think that business leaders are just now recognizing that their business results have a direct correlation to the organizations ability to think, act, speak and feel in human terms.  Yet instead of measuring the organizations human abilities leaders still focus on measuring, thinking and chasing outcomes in financial terms.

 

  Instead of using it to enable people to “get involved in the business” they tell people what to do and how to do it as if the people had no valuable input about how to do anything better.

 

It is no wonder corporations have lost credibility with people. Just maybe it is because they are acting anything but human.

 

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The dividend of being human - if you act on it!

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The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
High-stakes decisions should be seen for what they are: hard work.
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Manager’s Dilemma? What Millenials Really Think - Business 2 Community

Manager’s Dilemma? What Millenials Really Think - Business 2 Community | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Millenials are not that hard to manage, to be honest. You just need to understand where they are coming from. If you can adapt your business to what they do, you might be able to set-up a winning working relationship with them. Just be aware of what they are looking for in your business and meet that head-on. It will be to your advantage if you can keep them working for you longer. There is no loss there, anyway.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/leadership/managers-dilemma-millenials-really-think-0656816#2B2yddsrIA5V8la9.99

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IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential

IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
At the Halogen Software Conference, Dr. Henryk Krajewski said that IQ is the best predictor of leadership potential. He explains why EQ isn’t.

Via Miklos Szilagyi
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Interesting, personally I'm an EQ guy.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Now, it's shocking, isn't it? So much ado about the EQ leadership that slowly we downgraded the IQ... Now, this interview will not completely change everything back, he just says: both IQ and EQ is important and IQ is better (the best) predictor of leadership potential.... it does not say that a leader without EQ could be successful but it says that the IQ is a necessary though not sufficient factor to make a good leader... with this latter one I can live with...:-)))

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What are professional ethics?

What are professional ethics? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

This is the second post in which a friend of mine who is an accountant talks about what a profession is. I will respond to the points raised and their relevance to teaching in a subsequent post. 

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Vital!

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The Lean Design Movement Changes How We Make Money Online

The Lean Design Movement Changes How We Make Money Online | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Meshing A V8 SLAP
Had a V8 Slap today when I realized that the way Google has set up this new chess board doesn't favor the creation of new anything. When we started working on CureCancerStarter.org the chess board seemed to favor a User Generated Content (UGC) platform.

We wanted to create Kickstarter.com for cancer research. Great idea, but too late. Post Google's algorithm changes where social signals rule and trusted sources have all the high ground thinking in ways to fit YOURS into THEIRS is more productive and a better bet.

Important for ecommerce merchants to think in these terms:

* Appify.
* Widgetize.

* Gamify.

Ecommerce merchants may be the most impacted by these changes. Commerce can happen anywhere so why isn't it? Our merchant minds, I ran a sizable ecom website for 7 years, still focus on CASTLE building when we should be thinking about crowd converting.

Find ways to EMBED and MESH your ideas into already scaled systems and your idea, startup or site might just survive long enough to matter. One you matter you can think about castle building.


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Interesting!  Insightful?

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Thomas Faltin's comment, October 25, 2013 12:33 AM
Martin, you're welcome ... great content!
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 25, 2013 12:36 AM
Thanks Thomas. Love that guy on your page. From a video game? Great art! M
Thomas Faltin's comment, October 25, 2013 12:58 AM
Martin, i'm the guy:-) no, i found it on the internet and yes, very great art!
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8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership

8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
If you ever wonder why we’re in a crisis of leadership all you have to do is to watch and listen to those in positions of leadership.

Via John Michel
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John Michel articulates it better than I can...

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John Michel's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Let’s start with what leadership is not: Leadership is not a monologue, a speech, a lecture or a filibuster. Leadership is not talking at or over people. Leadership is not sequestered, does not live in a bubble or operate in a vacuum. Leadership is not exclusive or arrogant. Leadership is not about the leader.

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:59 PM

8 of the more unique characteristics of strong leadership ... many of which are not found on other traits lists.

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Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal and Blunt: How the 5-word Performance Review Works Wonders | The Art of Doing

Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal and Blunt: How the 5-word Performance Review Works Wonders | The Art of Doing | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Paul English, cofounder of Kayak, hated some of the performance reviews he got as an employee. So when he became a boss, he decided to do something about it.


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 23, 2013 5:16 AM

Did you feel yourself awkward at performance reviews (either as a reviewer or as a reviewee)? One idea is linked to make it simpler and stronger... I'm not saying that's the only new only way we should... but I'm saying that it's interesting to read it and to think over how we are with all these... perhaps we might learn sometthing from it...:-)))

John Michel's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:49 AM

An excellent, candid approach to providing feedback. 

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:43 AM

Interesting approach to help get to the point when providing performance feedback to your people.

 

Insight, it might be worth trying this technique on yourself ... as a useful tool to self-assess and adjust your own leadership performance.

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Crisis In Leadership

Crisis In Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer demonstrates a serious crisis of confidence in leaders of both business and government.

 

Less than one fifth of the general public believes business leaders and government officials will tell the truth when confronted with a difficult issue.

 

There is also a growing trust gap between institutions and their leaders – globally, trust in business is 32 points higher than trust in business leaders to tell the truth; trust in government is 28 points higher than it is for government officials...

 

Tomorrow’s trusted leaders will authentically embrace Inclusive Management. As Ford CEO Alan Mulally has said: “You learn from everybody.”

 

2013 Edelman Trust Barometer:

http://bit.ly/10dYCai

 

The 13th annual Edelman Trust Barometer is our largest exploration of trust, to date, and the largest survey of its kind. For 2013, we surveyed more than 31,000 respondents in 26 markets around the world and measured their trust in institutions, industries and leaders...

 


Via Mhd.Shadi Khudr, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Just the time to read Linda Fisher Thornton's great new book - out next week!

7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/344525440215335193/ for Facebook,http://www.pinterest.com/pin/344525440215335195/ for Twitter

@leadingin contxt

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David Hain's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:58 PM

In today’s connected, complex world, where the ability to cultivate and sustain trusting relationships with myriad stakeholders is vital to personal and organisational credibility, ethical leadership has never been more needed.  Countless recent scandals are testament to the sad fact that the demand for such leadership has frequently been let down by its supply.  From the exploitation of garment workers in Bangladesh to the underwhelming figures on employee engagement in most countries, there is a sense that we are frequently let down by those who lead us.  And yet there are multitudes who want to collaborate well across increasingly global boundaries to address the numerous universal issues that threaten the stability and sustainability of our world. 

Linda Fisher Thornton has written this book (7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership) for all of us who seek to make a positive difference in lives, organisations, communities, and the world. Out next week, see the storify  promo tweets onhttp://storify.com/7Lenses/who-s-talking-about-7-lenses

John Michel's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:52 PM

Tomorrow’s trusted leaders will authentically embrace Inclusive Management. As Ford CEO Alan Mulally has said: “You learn from everybody.”

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Visions & Missions of Fortune Global 100

Fortune Global 100 Vision and Mission Statements.

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Interesting, if not always inspiring, trawl through what mega coprorations say they are trying to achieve.

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Start With Your Employees | Social Media Today

Start With Your Employees | Social Media Today | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, a trust and credibility survey, found that regular rank-and-file company employees have more credibility than executives.

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Why and how to cultivate brand ambassadors, via @Ekaterina.  Excellent!

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Defining, Improving And Teaching Leadership With Those Who Know It Best

Defining, Improving And Teaching Leadership With Those Who Know It Best | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It's commonplace to find articles on leadership, though it's rare to find someone who knows and can implement the philosophy.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Some wise words on leadership and leadership development.

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Inspiring Workplace Creativity Through the Five Senses

Inspiring Workplace Creativity Through the Five Senses | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Humor at Work blog: Great infographic summarizes how to maximize, inspire creativity in the workplace through all five senses. Inspiring creativity matters.
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Lots of great ideas to make your place of work more creative.

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A Culture of Ardent Listening and Transparency – Both to Consumers and to Each Other - TCS Social Business Study

A Culture of Ardent Listening and Transparency – Both to Consumers and to Each Other - TCS Social Business Study | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Learn how leaders were far more effective at getting top executives to use social media themselves and to understand its potential by ardent listening.
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Two of the biggest differences between leaders and followers were about how social media is viewed and used at the top of the organization. The leaders were far more effective at getting top executives to use social media themselves and to understand its potential.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:11 PM

Well, it's great... so clearly shows the difference between leaders and laggards... Like the wording: "ardent" listening... It would suffice the active listening of Thomas Gordon, wouldn't it...:-))) 

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Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker on a Culture of Communication

Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker on a Culture of Communication | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The co-chief executive of the online eyeglass company says effective collaboration and innovation come from trust.
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Some great practices here.

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

Via Stephanie Sandifer
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Good framework for research.

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Anthea Willey 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:07 AM

Love this simplified diagram when you need to do some indepth research this could help

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:03 PM

Always useful to find visual learning frameworks that guide inquiry, including self-directed inquiry.    These questions could also be helpful with co-learning, group and individual coaching, and appreciative inquiry. ~  D

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Superior Customer Experience: Are You Using the Power of Empathy? #cx - Kate Nasser

Superior Customer Experience: Are You Using the Power of Empathy? #cx - Kate Nasser | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Leaders, empathy is the engine of superior customer experience! Build it into every part of your company & customers return. From The People Skills Coach™.
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NB- this does not mean a 2 minute conversation with a disembodied voice!  Good short read from Kate Nasser.

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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
  ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, ...

Via The Learning Factor
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Great-ish article on committing - ish... 

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:02 AM

(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

 

But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.

 

Are you a leader, or leader-ish?

The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:47 PM

Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.

Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:29 AM

Now there is a word for those inbetweeners-  'Leader-ish'.  

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.

Via Philippe Vallat
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How do we find the wood in the trees?

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The Interview Question That Reveals a Born Leader

The Interview Question That Reveals a Born Leader | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Is that executive right for your start-up? Here's how to tell.
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How many people have you fired?  Did they know it was coming?

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:23 AM

(From the article): Regardless of the process you use to build teams, you should spend as much time talking about what went wrong as well as the things that went right. Finding great leaders is incredibly hard, but if you find some, they will help your company experience incredible success.