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Five Recognition Myths that Hinder Employee Engagement

Five Recognition Myths that Hinder Employee Engagement | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The value of a measurable recognition strategy is far reaching for employers and by conquering common misconceptions, organizations can help elevate employee engagement and promote a more positive ...

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Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage — PsyBlog

Husband or Wife? The Partner Whose Happiness Matters More For The Marriage — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Which spouse’s happiness is most important for marital satisfaction?
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Happy wife, happy life huh?

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Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others

Teamwork Takes Work: 7 Ways to Play Nice With Others | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Remember your kindergarten report card, when you were evaluated on things like your ability to follow directions, name the colors, and sing the alphabet? It also included an early assessment of a skill that would influence your success for the rest of your life: the ability to "play well with others." The criteria were pretty basic at the time: share, wait your turn, don't hit or yell, help when someone is struggling. As you grow up, many of the same basic principles apply, but situations can be much more complicated for adults to play well together and still achieve desired results.

 

Context and personal needs often create internal conflict when trying to weigh the needs of the few against the good of the whole. And as a leader, sometimes you have to make a conscious choice to make others unhappy. Still, with a little finesse, you can meet objectives and still all play in a happy sandbox. You may not satisfy everyone all of the time, but then working together to resolve conflicts, rather than just being pleasant all of the time, can make a team stronger.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 19, 7:35 PM

The workplace is basically an adult sandbox. There are those that play together well, those who are aloof and of course there are bullies. These tips will help you manage them all.

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Simon Sinek on Leadership - TED2014

We would never fire our children or suspend our parents—so why do we readily adopt that practice when it comes to managing employees in the business sector? ...

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I have noticed sooo many similarities between parenting and leadership. Great articulation by SS

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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others

The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 6, 6:16 AM

One of your primary role as a leader is to ensure the blooming of your team members and co-workers.

Gust MEES's curator insight, August 12, 6:53 PM
The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others. 

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


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How To Re-Discover Your Motivation

How To Re-Discover Your Motivation | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.

 

But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler. 


“Give a whale a fish and it’ll jump as high as you want. Give a pigeon a pellet and it’ll turn 360 degrees. That whole animal behavior theory is what the workplace is built on. We’ve got to get away from that because we’re not pigeons and we’re not whales,” she says.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 22, 6:45 PM

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 22, 8:49 PM

Once you make the connection between what you’re doing and how it relates to something that matters to you, you’re going to be more motivated.

Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, July 23, 11:41 AM

An interesting take on employee motivation - do you agree?

 

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Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement

Why Your Life Needs A Mission Statement | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

The same strategies used to create a business plan can tell you if you're on the right track in your career and personal life.


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I love it!

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John Michel's curator insight, July 12, 1:53 AM

Finding joy in your career and life means knowing what you’re passions are. If you have trouble coming up with your list of passions, think about the best experiences you’ve had, what you do when you’re procrastinating, or what you daydream about.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 14, 7:27 PM

How can I tell you if you are heading in the right direction if you don’t where you are headed.

Dixie Binford's curator insight, July 24, 9:28 AM

Good guidelines for school leadership in coaching/mentoring staff.

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10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan — PsyBlog

10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Gratitude can motivate others, increase self-control, build social ties and more…plus 4-step gratitude plan
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7 Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True - YouTube

Blow your mind with these brain myths! Check out GE Reports: http://invent.ge/1r0kSnG SUBSCRIBE! It's Free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 ---Links to follow us below...
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I love science!

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25 Common Phrases Everyone Thinks Are Correct

25 Common Phrases Everyone Thinks Are Correct | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
You may be using these phrases wrong.

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I hear them all the time. Too funny!

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jamadots_internet's curator insight, July 16, 8:25 AM

If you've been using these phrases wrong, it's probably because you have 'old timer's disease'.

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Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive

Signs You're Being Passive-Aggressive | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

And how to get over it. 

 

When was the last time you did any of the following at work?

* You didn’t share your honest view on a topic, even when asked.

* You got upset with someone, but didn’t let them know why.

* You procrastinated on completing a deliverable primarily because you just didn’t see the value in it.

* You praised someone in public, but criticized them in private.

* You responded to an exchange with, “Whatever you want is fine. Just tell me what you want me to do,” when in actuality, it wasn’t fine with you.


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An interesting article, it also highlights how quality coaching can uncover leadership obstacles.

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Becoming a purpose-driven Leader

Becoming a purpose-driven Leader | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

What separates the best leaders from the rest? What do they have that trumps up their success? Is it knowledge? Motivation? Money?


Great leadership begins on the inside of every person. It begins with discovering our life’s purpose!



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Give me a great why and I will run with you

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Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, June 15, 3:55 AM

It is important to remember that ambition is a choice. Success cannot be forced upon those who do not seek it. Great leaders must choose to lead on their own accord.

 

Check out Talent Today, a really good tool for self-discovery:

https://www.talentoday.com/

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 16, 7:55 PM

If you are not fired up and energised about something you deeply care about, then people will not follow you.

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The fiction of memory

The fiction of memory | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
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Learning about Learning: 3 Insights

Learning about Learning: 3 Insights | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Three simple yet powerful insights about what effective learning entails can help managers team with trainers to unlock each individual’s potential for higher performance.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 7:15 AM

3 insights that can help managers unlock each individual’s potential for higher performance.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 6, 4:36 AM

Forever learning

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4 Ways To Help Your Team Adapt To Change

4 Ways To Help Your Team Adapt To Change | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
The rate of change in business today is astronomic—and only increasing in speed. Moreover, the degrees of change that any single team or company experiences have a systemic impact upon the supporting and functional areas of that organization.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 3, 8:02 AM

(From the article): Become project based. Contrary to popular belief, expecting one person to know and do everything is not ideal. To maximize a team’s output, it is critical to identify the right person with the right contextual knowledge of the subject at hand so that he or she can take that project and run with it. However, doing so creates a shift in the balance of power as the team’s focus morphs from being leader-centric to performance-centric—a paradigm not welcomed by all.

 

Whether it’s apparent or not, teamwork is how business gets done.   Without the collective interests and efforts to execute corporate strategy, progress—and therefore, performance—becomes limited. Even if you work solely in data and metrics and your best friend seems to be the computer, you must still report to somebody out of a common objective that binds the company: long-term success.

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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

 

Coaching, on the other hand, consists of peer-to-peer discussions that provide the person being coached with objective feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in areas chosen by them. While discussion is led by the coach, they ask questions that allow the professional seeking advice to reflect on their practice and set their own goals for improvement. This is the opposite of mentoring as the coach does not evaluate, judge or set targets, and the person being coached is in full control of the discussion.


Unlike mentoring, coaching also gives the recipient more say on the direction of their professional development and encourages them to take more ownership of their CPD.


Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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june holley's curator insight, August 12, 7:47 AM

This is a distinction that is important for developing network leaders.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 13, 10:46 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, August 14, 3:06 AM

Les termes de coaching et mentoring sont souvent utilisés et je n'avais pas vraiment réfléchi à la différence des deux approches. Si elles se basent toutes deux sur des échanges informels, elles ont un périmètre et des objectifs différents très bien expliqués dans l'article.

 

Cela va m'aider dans le mentoring que j'effectue autour du digital, activité que j'ai acceptée sant trop connaître les principes.

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Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others

Five Simple Ways To Bring Out The Best In Others | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Do your best, and you might have a nice little career. Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world. Do the math - to accomplish anything significant, you have to involve other people.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, August 5, 8:22 AM

This line caught my interest - is there a way to communicate this to injured employees who are getting stuck in disability thinking? "With persistence, you can communicate two critical lessons: you have talent burning inside you, and you can bring it out if you are willing to put in sufficient effort."  How do we help patients see the way out of bad situations, especially when it seems the systems conspire to keep them stuck?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 5, 12:14 PM

Smiling while I read this post...thanks Barb for the original scoop!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 10:51 PM

Bring out the best in others, and you can change the world.

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Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them — PsyBlog

Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
What our attitudes to promises reveal about a fair society.
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Some REALLY interesting research for anyone who works with a customer focus and aims to please.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 27, 8:27 PM

Do what you promise you’ll do, and people are grateful.  Don't promise things that you have no intention of doing - you lose credibility and trust.

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Why Employee Development is Important

Why Employee Development is Important | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Think of the last time you really felt personally aligned with your job or the mission of your organization. Or maybe try picturing the last time you felt both fulfilled and challenged by the projects and tasks you were charged with completing. When was the last time, if ever, you had a clear direction for career development with defined goals? Did you ever have a job where your boss met with you more than once per year to review your performance?


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How does your job stack up?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 15, 1:48 AM

CultureAmp’s answer to the question, “Do people leave managers, not companies?”

No, people are more likely to leave companies that don’t provide them with good development opportunities and leadership. Even good managers are likely to struggle to retain key employees and manage team retention rates if these things are not looked after.



Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 15, 8:48 PM

Employee development is vital to make a priority.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Decision Making

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Decision Making | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
We make hundreds, maybe thousands, of decisions everyday. From the minuscule to the huge. From “Do I wear green socks or blue?” to “Do I really need to buy that car?

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Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey

Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 6, 9:11 PM

Good article on how the create meaning in the workplace.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 9:06 PM

Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?

Wally Stump's curator insight, July 19, 6:45 PM

Meaning in work is the key to engagement and high levels of performance. This article offers some tangible suggestion for creating engagement.

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4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers

4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Well, in my experience, the profile of the top performing salespeople is changing. And fast! As I built the HubSpot sales team over the last 6 years, I probably hired close to 200 salespeople. It amazes me, even in that short period, how the profile of the industry’s top performers has shifted. Here are four habits that today’s top performers exhibit that yesterday’s top performers did not.

 

#1: They are Data Jocks

 

Historically sales managers have taken extraordinary strides to measure the performance of their salespeople… and salespeople have avoided these tactics like the plague. “What I do cannot be measured. It is an art form.”Today’s top sales performers love the data. To them, data represents the blue print to excellence. They want to know:

 


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There are certainly a few really good points here.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 2, 6:43 PM

What does a top performing sales person look like? Seriously. Picture him or her in your mind. How do they dress? Are they attractive? Are they eloquent speakers? What do they do in their free time?

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 25, 5:54 AM

This is an excellent contrast between some of the old school to new school selling approaches and best practices.

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How to Help an Underperformer

How to Help an Underperformer | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Don’t ignore the problem


Too often these issues go unaddressed.  “Most performance problems aren’t dealt with directly,” says Weintraub. “More often, instead of taking action, the manager will transfer the person somewhere else or let him stay put without doing anything.” This is the wrong approach. Never allow underperformance to fester on your team. It’s rare that these situations resolve themselves. It’ll just get worse. You’ll become more and more irritated and that’s going to show and make the person uncomfortable,” says Manzoni. If you have an issue, take steps toward solving it as soon as possible.

 


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A great article worth practical ways to improve performance. ALL managers should be coached to do this type of thing.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 23, 7:37 PM

As a manager, you can’t accept underperformance. It’s frustrating, time-consuming, and it can demoralize the other people on your team. But what do you do about an employee who isn’t performing up to snuff? How do you help turn around the problematic behavior? And how long do you let it go on before you cut your losses?

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 24, 12:36 PM

The assumption often is that poor performance is  result of some problem with the performer, but it would be wise to examine the circumstances closely because is it a common bias for people to attribute others failures to them and de-emphasize the situation factors that may be contributing.   Compounding this, we as managers often are biased in seeing our own success as the result of our efforts and failures as a result of happenstance and not our shortcomings— making it still harder for us to see how we might contribute to others' poor performance. 

Jill Miller, SPHR's curator insight, June 26, 6:39 PM

It's tempting to delay dealing with under performers, but they rarely improve on their own. This article provides actionable advice that works in the real world. 

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The Emotion That Boosts Self-Control and Saves You Money — PsyBlog

The Emotion That Boosts Self-Control and Saves You Money — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
We have a new ally in the struggle to resist temptation.
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How can I bring a little more grateful moments today?

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The psychology of your future self

The psychology of your future self | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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No time like the present!

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 6:53 AM

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished.

Paul Linger's curator insight, June 8, 11:53 AM

Learn but move  on, everyday

Pavel Barta's curator insight, June 9, 4:53 AM

The change is the only constant in the universe. 

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How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science) | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that.

 

We've all heard the truism, "You only make one first impression." It's true -- and these impressions may be more powerful than we would imagine.

 

Our brains take in a huge number of verbal and non-verbal cues almost instantaneously when we meet someone (or just look at a photo of them) to calculate powerful impressions that are often as accurate as the impressions we form over longer periods of time.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 7:06 AM

How to make the perfect first impression (according to science).

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 3, 2:21 AM

Creating trust in the first meeting is so important - let the other person feel understood.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 4, 5:15 AM

First impressions DO matter. Interested in tips?