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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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Can't We All Not Get Along? 5 Rules for Healthy Conflict

Can't We All Not Get Along? 5 Rules for Healthy Conflict | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
How to initiate professional conflicts without upsetting your colleagues or getting accused of being a hater.
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Conflict isn't always bad.

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Great Leaders Know When to Forgive

Great Leaders Know When to Forgive | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Revenge is not a strategy for success.
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Learn to forgive...

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The Dark Side of Start-up Culture

The Dark Side of Start-up Culture | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
In tech start-ups especially, there's the idea that if you can't go big, you can just go home. This tragic story shows just how dangerous that ethos can be.
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Virtually every entrepreneur in some sense wants to be a hero, overcoming impossible odds to ride into the circle of victory. And there is nothing wrong with that. The danger lurks when you accept someone else's definition of victory...

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For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than "Thx"

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than "Thx" | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Do you suffer from Gratitude Deficit Disorder?
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Be genuine! 

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Real Leaders Have Real Lives

Real Leaders Have Real Lives | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Don't send your team the message that they need to be workaholics.
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Target executives who have been experimenting with creative ways to integrate the different parts of their lives — and how they're teaching others to do the same.

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Align Managers and Employees Like 2 Rails on a Railroad Track [VIDEO]

Align Managers and Employees Like 2 Rails on a Railroad Track [VIDEO] | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Bob Nardelli, the former CEO of Chrysler and Home Depot, explains how to enlist your team to deliver effectively.
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How do you enlist you team?

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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.
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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.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

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.
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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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What Happens When No One Is Replaceable?

What Happens When No One Is Replaceable? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
If you're like me, you've probably heard many variations of it throughout your work career: "Everyone is replaceable." In practice, it sounds like this..."If you don't want to do the job, there are hundreds--maybe thousands!
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

First, the idea that "everyone can be replaced" has never been completely accurate.

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How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week

How to Hire the Right People and Other Tips This Week | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Why you should open up to potential hires, how you should approach influential people, the importance of listening to your fans and more: our best tips of...
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How do you hire?

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Why Do Companies Exist?

Why Do Companies Exist? | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A few years ago I witnessed a conversation that could have been heard in a coffee shop, but it actually happened in the office of the Regional Vice President of one of the world’s largest conglomerates.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

Do you know where you're going?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:37 PM

 is it really just to make money?

Scott Span, MSOD's comment, February 28, 2013 10:52 AM
Sadly, for some, it seems that way.
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Daymond John: It's All About Relationships

Daymond John: It's All About Relationships | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
You don't build a brand like FUBU by begging for favors. Daymond John explains how he found partners who believed in him.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

It's always better to do business with people who respect you.

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Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:14 AM

This is my insight using the  see-think-wonder routine... From this article we can literally see rags turn to riches as we witness how the now affluent multimillionaire Daymond john started out as a budding entrepreneur, selling homade hats and shirts on the streets to build the popular clothing line FUBU. After reading the article I think that the possibilities of acheiving success and turning rags to riches are definitely endless as long as you are prepared to go the extra mile like what Daymond did to earn respect from his business partners. A good business acumen is also one of the factors required. I wonder if Daymond had gotten lucky in his business endeavours or if it was pure effort and determination that got him to where he is today.

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100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes

100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others; in my book Employee Engagement 2.0 I open every chapter with an enlightening quotation. Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time.
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Good list. What would you add?

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The Perfect Hire Starts With The Perfect Job Posting

The Perfect Hire Starts With The Perfect Job Posting | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Hiring may be one of the biggest challenges facing any company, but it’s often considered a secondary task, taking a backseat to more "pressing" matters like a new product launch or client acquisition.
Scott Span, MSOD's insight:

And culture fit...

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