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Change: A Play in 4 Acts

Change: A Play in 4 Acts | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
How to lead your company through the four phases that inevitably accompany any major change.
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Great analogy for highlighting some tried and true concepts.

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What Richard Branson Could Teach Marissa Mayer

What Richard Branson Could Teach Marissa Mayer | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The hardest-working, top-performing people are also the ones who need the most flexibility.
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Aligns with our thoughts on the topic: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up ;

"If you provide the right technology to keep in touch, maintain regular communication, and get the right balance between remote and office working, people will be motivated to work responsibly, quickly, and with high quality." 


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Measure Employee Productivity Accurately

Measure Employee Productivity Accurately | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Francesca Gino, author of the HBR Press book Sidetracked, explains how managers can work around input bias to get a real picture of performance in their companies....
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Get the real picture, get the real data, get to the real root of performance issues!

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Best Buy CEO: 'You Need To Feel Dispensable, As Opposed To Indispensable'

Best Buy CEO: 'You Need To Feel Dispensable, As Opposed To Indispensable' | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

Joly hated the old system.Joly said that he wanted to restore accountability to the culture at Best Buy. It starts with himself, but everyone has to be on board with that culture.

 

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Accountability is great, and change can also be great...if managed.

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How Millennials Are Changing Education

How Millennials Are Changing Education | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
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What do they want from education?

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7 Tenets of a Stress-free Leader

7 Tenets of a Stress-free Leader | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
These seven beliefs can help you to stay energized and focused while running a successful business.
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How do you manage?

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4 Employee 'Motivators' That Can Backfire

4 Employee 'Motivators' That Can Backfire | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Most of the people who work for you wouldn't dare admit that these incentives don't work nearly as well as you think they do.
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Think before you...motivate...know your people and know your culture.

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When It's Time to Take the Back Seat

When It's Time to Take the Back Seat | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur can become an inhibitor to growth for a company passed the start-up phase. It may be time to disengage.
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An entrepreneur can take a start-up, a collection of products or services, or a fledgling team and create a growing business.

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HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses

HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

“When people were asked to chronicle their worst boss, they either cited lack of character or competency,” said Longenecker. “When we teach leadership, we now focus on character and competency. The list of bad traits leans very heavily towards character issues.”


Via AlGonzalezinfo
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We've all got a list, what's on yours?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:00 PM

from the article:

 

Here are Longenecker’s 12 characteristics of really bad bosses:

~Are arrogant, prideful, inflexible, and always right.

~Are unprincipled, untrustworthy, misrepresent the truth, and lie.

~Fail to create clear direction and clarify performance expectations.

~Are ineffective at providing effective performance feedback and recognition.

~Are really bad communicators.

~Are erratic and have unpredictable behavior and moods.

~Take credit and avoid blame.

~Do not plan effectively and are crisis driven.

~Do not develop their people or help them get ahead.

~Do not solve problems or improve processes.

~Are technically incompetent and lack talent.

~Make unwise, ill-informed, and ineffective decisions.

David Hain's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:58 AM

Good list - easy to do a self-evaluation (honest of course) or even better, a 360.

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The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance

The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.

Via Richard Andrews, Fabrice De Zanet, David Hain
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A model that never gets old!

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Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.

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Is the Government ignoring the first amendment? Are we headed to internet over regulation?

Is the Government ignoring the first amendment? Are we headed to internet over regulation? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
What do people doing the Harlem Shake on a plane and Joan Rivers have in common? A concern that the Government is ignoring the first amendment and we could be headed to over regulation of the internet.
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In business and in governing - balance not BS! Lighten up!

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Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes

Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Amid the rigors of launching a business, feeling drained or tapped out can happen to the best of us. Here are a few inspiring lines, sure to drive a spark...
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What are yours?

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The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together

The Incubator Bringing Washington D.C.'s Entrepreneurs Together | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
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Looking forward to what the opening brings my local region! 

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How to Preserve Institutional Knowledge

How to Preserve Institutional Knowledge | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For all the time we spend building knowledge, we should at least try to maintain it.
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How does your organization do this?

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How to increase sales? Should you ban teleworking to grow your business?

How to increase sales? Should you ban teleworking to grow your business? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Yahoo! and Best Buy have recently dropped their teleworking policies. Is that the best way to try and increase sales? Consider these marketing steps to increase sales first...
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Great take from a sales and marketing point of view. Create a culture of innovation. Aligns well with our view on the story: http://goo.gl/PzE3l

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The Next CEOs - 10 CEO Ready Leaders

The Next CEOs - 10 CEO Ready Leaders | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The 10 leaders profiled below represent different industries, different disciplines, and even a few different countries, but they all share one thing in common - they're all CEO ready.
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Who is on your list and why?

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An Inside Look at Walgreens University - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

An Inside Look at Walgreens University - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

Walgreens is doubling its investment in employee development with a brick-and-mortar facility, with the expectation that it will pay off in the long run.

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An investment in people is always a good investment.

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Shame and blame: Why Washington needs couples therapy

Shame and blame: Why Washington needs couples therapy | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Just two months after the "fiscal cliff," Washington is staring at yet another deadline to avoid yet another fiscal calamity of its own making.
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Seriously...DC...seriously...or at least they need some serious (not warm and fuzzy) team performance and a lesson in power and politics! 

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Warren Buffett To Fellow CEOs: Stop Your Whining

Warren Buffett To Fellow CEOs: Stop Your Whining | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett has a message for his fellow CEOs: Stop your whining.
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Leaders to task for complaining all of the time about "uncertainty" in the world, stop.

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How to Let Go an Unstable Employee

How to Let Go an Unstable Employee | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
One of the very hardest things you'll ever do as a business owner is terminate an employee. You need to think about all of these things.
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Sometimes it happens. Handle it well.

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The Changing Role of the CEO

The Changing Role of the CEO | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Boston Consulting Group issued a new report about debunking the myths of the first 100 days. It is worth reading if you are a new CEO. Several facts are worth

Via Barry Deutsch
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So, what about those forst 100 days...

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Barry Deutsch's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting article about how the role of CEO has changed over time. I zeroed in on the challenge of overcoming poor employee satisfaction and engagement.


Over the last decade, in my workshops titled "You're The Person I Want to Keep", I have found that the vast majority (90% or more) have no viable retention strategy or integrated series of programs to boost employee engagement.


A few have the traditional programs like educational reimbursement and the annual employee picnic. They must have forgotten to shift out of 1970ish management mode.


What are you doing to boost employee engagement before the massive wave of turnover occurs in your company due to an improving job market?


Barry Deutsch

 

Leadership Blog for CEOs and Senior Executives in the Vistage and TEC Community

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/vistageleadershipcommunity

 

If your passion is focused on being the best leader possible, join us in our LinkedIn Discussion Group for leadership topics ranging from hiring and retaining top talent to outstanding sales management

 

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Things don’t build culture, people do...

Things don’t build culture, people do... | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that we should still be investing in “things” such as technology to put into the hands of our students as they can give us some transformational opportunities for learning, but our best investment, in any organization, is always people.


Via Gust MEES, David Hain
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People...without them your organization doesn't exist.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:46 AM

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:04 PM

This fits with my last Tweet: 

@DClaphamK12: Good article, we all should be viewing Professional Learning as our best return on an investment.
http://t.co/pOtPlsoWfF



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The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - Forbes

The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - The Companies With The Biggest Jumps In Employee Happiness - Forbes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Fat paychecks, light workloads, and countless vacation days don’t necessarily produce happy employees.
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Nice to see my former employer on list, as well as some companies I do business with, always a plus.

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Tolero Feel Good Friday Quote: 3-1-13 - Tolero Solutions

Tolero Feel Good Friday Quote: 3-1-13 - Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

For weekly tips and quotes follow us on Facebook and Twitter! 

https://www.facebook.com/ToleroSolutions

https://twitter.com/SSpanTolero

 

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Happy Friday!

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5 Hiring Best Practices That Set The Bar For Success

5 Hiring Best Practices That Set The Bar For Success | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
In three years, Mixpanel has grown from two cofounders who just graduated YC with a great idea to a team of 20 people analyzing more than 10+ billion actions every month with 800+ paying customers. Along the way we’ve learned a few things.
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Good advice - we are big fans of #3!

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