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Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees

Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur on how to help your staff grow their careers and stay passionate about your business.
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When a company is small (just 30 people), what's the best way to train new staff and help them to remain passionate about their work?

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To Develop Talent, You Need a System

To Develop Talent, You Need a System | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Alison Mowbray, Olympic rower, explains why managers need to be methodical about their talent pipeline....
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What's your system?

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Who Is the Typical Entrepreneur? Not the Mark Zuckerbergs of the World

Who Is the Typical Entrepreneur? Not the Mark Zuckerbergs of the World | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A new survey provides a detailed picture of what kinds of people are starting companies.
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Who pops to mind and why?

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‘Hacking Your Education’: Build your future on your own terms

‘Hacking Your Education’: Build your future on your own terms | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Dale J. Stephens left conventional school behind at age 12 and has been part of the DIY education movement ever since. In "Hacking Your Education," Stephens shows you how to save time and money while still learning everything you need.
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Not your parents style of education anymore...some well argued points!

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The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled

The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The secrets to motivating and inspiring your employees aren't as difficult as you think.
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Are you making them feel fulfilled?

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Alison McGrath's curator insight, February 13, 2015 1:58 AM

What really motivates your employees? #gettingtherightbalance

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Small Business to Uncle Sam: Here's the Help We Need

Small Business to Uncle Sam: Here's the Help We Need | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The so-called skills gap has turned hiring into an increasingly tough challenge. But according to a PayScale survey, businesses aren't interested in one of the biggest solutions on the table.
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The talent war is officially on: In 2013, finding--and keeping--highly skilled employees will be one of the biggest challenges for businesses.

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Will J.C. Penney Survive?

Will J.C. Penney Survive? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Only if CEO Ron Johnson pulls back even further from his "no sales" strategy.
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My honest opinion...no...not the way they're going. Good update to our article on Penney's and managing change: http://goo.gl/7xfVu  ;

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The Strange Behavioral Logic of the Sequester Stalemate

The Strange Behavioral Logic of the Sequester Stalemate | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
How behavioral science helps explain the U.S. budget debacle.
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As a behavioral scientist, organizational development practitioner and DC local...thought this a good viewpoint.

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Government workers anxious about furloughs, sequestration but also effects of bashing

Government workers anxious about furloughs, sequestration but also effects of bashing | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The Mantua section of Fairfax County is a symbol of how perceptions of government work have shifted.
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Our Government...currently acting like children and a poor example of leadership!

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An Entrepreneur's Stop Doing List

An Entrepreneur's Stop Doing List | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
As Jim Collins says, what you stop doing is as important as what's on your to-do list. Here's what you need to stop doing, immediately.
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It’s common for founders to feel overwhelmed, and with good reason.

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3 Leadership Lessons From the Pope's Exit

3 Leadership Lessons From the Pope's Exit | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict XVI will abdicate his post late tomorrow night. Scandals aside, what can you learn from the way the church is handling his departure?
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We would add a few...what about you?

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American Paradigm Schools | Educational Excellence | Managed School Communities

American Paradigm Schools | Educational Excellence | Managed School Communities | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
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A new model for engaging students.

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Masters of the Breakthrough Moment

Masters of the Breakthrough Moment | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For 50 years, Edith and Charles Seashore have taught people how to make organizations productive by confronting conflict and misunderstanding head-on.
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As both Charlie and Edie recently passed away, within a short time of one another, I have been reflecting on their lessons in life and the field of organizational development. Having the privilege of knowing them both - they will be missed by many.

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From venture capital to hiring, entrepreneurs discuss their challenges

From venture capital to hiring, entrepreneurs discuss their challenges | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Every new business has challenges. Meet five entrepreneurs who are grappling with them right now.
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What can you learn?

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The No. 1 Productivity Killer

The No. 1 Productivity Killer | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
What is the one thing that distracts our smartest people, adds no benefit to business, and makes us less competitive?
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Is your business suffering due to government?

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Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business? - Forbes

Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business? - Forbes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
I recently reached out to an executive who operates a pediatric practice to learn how he manages his company culture.
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Are you an exemplary model of a remarkable leader who “gets it” on this critical front?

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How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap

How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Want to succeed as a female founder? Quit talking about being a female founder.
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Are you trapped? 

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Do NFL Teams Ask Unlawful Questions Of Potential Players?

Do NFL Teams Ask Unlawful Questions Of Potential Players? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Like many college seniors looking for a job after college, potential NFL draft picks are often subjected to a series of questions in their interviews with teams about everything from how they solve problems to about any questionable marks on their...
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What is relevant to performance and appropriate to ask? 

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Marissa Mayer: I Don't Think That I Would Consider Myself A Feminist

Marissa Mayer: I Don't Think That I Would Consider Myself A Feminist | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For a moment on Thursday, watchers of the fallout of Marissa Mayer's announcement of the change in Yahoo's work from home policy were briefly distracted by the CEO's take on feminism.
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"For me work is fun and fun is work. I work a lot. I work really hard. I still am able to do some cultural things and things that are fun outside of work. But interestingly, those things for me, more often than not, have connections back to work."

Oh...so since it works for her it should for everyone else?


Per our thoughts on the new policy: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up ;

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Seth Godin on Dealing With Critics and Rejection

Seth Godin on Dealing With Critics and Rejection | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The popular marketing guru on how to deal with rejection and still unlock your ability to do amazing things.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Contrary to popular belief, your business is not "just business," it's personal. I'm not saying anything that you're not already feeling or thinking, am I? 

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What’s the Real Reason? 3 Reasons Why Yahoo's! Telecommuting Policy is a Bad Idea

What’s the Real Reason? 3 Reasons Why Yahoo's! Telecommuting Policy is a Bad Idea | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer announced that employees telecommuting is no longer allowed. The decision just deflects from larger organizational issues at Yahoo!
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Does your organization have a telecommuting policy?
What has the impact on flexible work arrangements been in your organization?
Has employee engagement increased or decreased?
Does your performance management process account for telecommuting?

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Fired Groupon CEO’s refreshingly blunt memo to employees

Fired Groupon CEO’s refreshingly blunt memo to employees | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Honesty and authenticity are so profoundly lacking in today’s leaders that it really is a thrill when a frank memo appears.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Leadership transparency and accountability can be hard to come by these days... good for him and best on his new venture!

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Do Women Take as Many Risks as Men?

Do Women Take as Many Risks as Men? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Research suggests that when women take risks, society may register it as something different.
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Men are more inclined to take risks than women. This finding has been replicated in a variety of studies over the years with researchers pointing to economic and evolutionary reasons.

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A Great Leader Often Does Very Little

A Great Leader Often Does Very Little | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Think you have to work all the time to lead a great company? You're wrong.
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What happens when your company starts to take off and you’re buried under tasks?

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'Yahoo HR' Twitter Parody Mocks Marissa Mayer's Leadership

'Yahoo HR' Twitter Parody Mocks Marissa Mayer's Leadership | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A new "Yahoo HR" Twitter parody account mocks CEO Marissa Mayer's leadership, following the company's decision to ban employees from working at home.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Since we just wrote an article on the topic: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up ; (yes, that is a Google link) . Gotta keep a sense of humor...

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