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Breaking Free of the Silo

Breaking Free of the Silo | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Shared services can generate cost savings of 40 percent or more in support functions. But even more important, they can create lasting competitive advantage.
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Competitive advantage through collaboration  - Boston Consulting Group

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Using Social to Humanize Marketing #socialmedia

Using Social to Humanize Marketing #socialmedia | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The millennial generation is demanding a more personal humanized approach from marketers, where ads are tailored specifically to a need we have at the moment. We need to have a reason to not read reviews, compare prices, and hold out for a better offer. Social media when done correctly is a direct way into reaching my generation and recent findings from Adobe show that marketers and the social networks are finding the right keys to improving this relatively new form of marketing.

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What Do You Stand For?

What Do You Stand For? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
'The idea is to die young as late as possible.' It might sound to some like a gimmick but I smiled. What a great challenge it is to keep the eyes of a beginner, the eternal enthusiasm of discovery when you grow up and old.

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9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind - Huffington Post

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind - Huffington Post | Positive futures | Scoop.it
9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind
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Buddhist philosophy developed an entire science of training the unruly mind to help anyone overcome its constant fluctuations to achieve stillness, and eventually, enlightenment.
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In One Step: How to Ensure Leadership Development Works

In One Step: How to Ensure Leadership Development Works | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In short, companies can assess the investment in leadership development most readily through measurable improvements afterwards in the way leaders lead.

Via Graeme Reid, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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The 'sustainability climate' is critical to leverage investment in #LeadershipDevelopment.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:24 PM

Further evidence that leadership development programmes, on their own, do not change behaviour.  It is the rigorous follow-up of the ideas and in-sights that the participants have gained that is vital - whether this is through coaching, mentoring or group sessions.  I know from personal experience that no matter how inspirational the development programme when you get back to your day job and get swamped by the demands of clients/ customers the best of intentions to introduce changes can easily get sidetracked.  If only I had had the foresight to work with a coach the value gained from the programmes could have been embedded into day to day behaviour.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:06 PM

That is an interesting looking classroom.

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The Number One Thing Keeping You From Success

The Number One Thing Keeping You From Success | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Consider your dreams for a moment. Not the places you want to be, not the things you like, but your dreams. The outlandish “save the world” stuff that you don’t tell anyone but your closest friends.

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Should Emotional Intelligence be Taught? -

Should Emotional Intelligence be Taught? - | Positive futures | Scoop.it
“Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught,” a recent The New York Times article generated over 400 comments and thousands of additional posts and tweets (Google offers 535,000 hits).
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Yes!  As Josh says, "The evidence is compelling.  The foundations are laid. While debate sells papers, let’s refocus on giving children the life-changing skills they need to thrive in a complex world."

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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In 2010 Nancy Duarte published a fantastic book: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. Now you can access a FREE digital multimedia version of her book or download the digital iBook version by following the insight link below. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Great share Kenneth - this could be the future of publishing!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:24 AM

Nancy wrote a blog post on LinkedIn, where she elaborates on the motives for giving away her book for free. You'll find it here: This Changes Everything: I'm Giving My Book Away.


You can follow Nancy on Twitter here: @nancyduarte.



Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:05 PM

Great Nancy Durate piece (she is amazing) here. 

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Best Ever You - Living in Courage with Debra Oakland

Best Ever You - Living in Courage with Debra Oakland | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Founded in 2008 by Hay House author, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, The Best Ever You Network is dedicated to helping people be their best.
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Debra Oakland's astonishing story of resilience ad graciousness arising from personal tragedy. Must read!

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Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It's not what you know it's where you are.

Via Sandeep Gautam, Luciana Viter
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Cultivate your network and reap the benefits!

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:44 AM

location matters- due to human factors behind it!

John Michel's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:43 AM

The people we know affect us in subtly major ways: for one, they help us land gigs. For two, they shape our behavior: if you're someone who's endlessly assessing things, then it's a good idea to pair up (personally or professionally) with someone inclined toward action (though you may drive yourself crazy for a while). Third, theyshape our ideas.

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Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills

Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills | Positive futures | Scoop.it
This education article shares simple strategies to integrate 21st century skills into everyday instruction, starting with the science classroom.

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Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Do You Deliver and Receive Feedback as a Gift? | WebTalkRadio.net

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Do You Deliver and Receive Feedback as a Gift? | WebTalkRadio.net | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Leading Beyond the Status Quo

 


Via AlGonzalezinfo, Bobby Dillard
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It was great fun doing this podcast with @ALGonzalezinfo.  Feedback welcome!!

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Pavel Barta's comment, November 6, 2013 4:48 AM
Yes, 100% agree, but if I may comment. Perhaps even bigger issue we observe within the world of performance management is that those who are not leaders and perhaps are poor performers - do not want to hear any feedback, disbelieving the bad news or simple viewing it as irrelevant. The empirical research shows that good performers (leaders) seek feedback naturally and desire to learn from the same. The issue is that those who need the feedback the most simply don't care. Another need for leadership ...
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, November 6, 2013 8:53 AM
Thanks Pavel, I totally agree and have experienced this. I think David Hain provides some very good guidelines that supervisors can use under these circumstances in the podcast. These are being tough on the behavior, not on the person, and providing actionable feedback. If the supervisor does this and the individual does not want to hear it, its time for an action plan and further escalation.
Gavin Meikle's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:30 AM

A thought provoking piece on the  value of encouraging a two way feedback culture

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Three tips to help you keep a optimistic outlook on the challenges of running a business.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from...

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Seth's Blog: The first lie...

Seth's Blog: The first lie... | Positive futures | Scoop.it

is that you're going to need far more talent than you were born with. The second lie is that the people who are leading in the new connection economy got there because they have something you don't. 

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"The future belongs to those of us that care and those that believe."  Seth Godin

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For the Weary Leader

For the Weary Leader | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You are tired. You are frustrated. You are weary. Weary of feeling as though your dreams are impossible to reach. Weary of being told you don’t fit in, won’t make the cut or don’t have what it takes to play on the team. Weary of feeling as though...
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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint!

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives."


Via Beth Dichter, davidconover, Jim Lerman, steve batchelder
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davidconover's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:22 AM

This is a thought provoking article for both teachers and administrators. 

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:11 AM

Teachers not just family members can be a part of a students mindset. How they think and what challenges to make can also be in response to how teachers are teaching them.  

 

This article explains in a way how helplessness can be a part of someone not being successful. It explains the initiative that someone must take to be successful in school.  

Xander Norris's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:13 AM

This article is talking about how educators are moving from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, and this has to do with the changes of the curriculum, and forced standardization. This is talking about how success is based on learning, and why some students give up on it. 

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There are Better Things to be than Rich | Becoming Minimalist

There are Better Things to be than Rich | Becoming Minimalist | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I have come to realize the pursuit of riches is based on the faulty premise that the presence of money always brings benefit into our lives. But consider just this short list of things better to be than rich.

Via Brad Abbott
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“Money often costs too much.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tips for Trust & Respect: The Bread & Butter of Leadership

Tips for Trust & Respect: The Bread & Butter of Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When we talk of trust, we make the choice of being vulnerable based on our positive expectations. This positive has a similar “feel” to respect: Respect is a deep admiration.
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A leadership diet for life!

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Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space

Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In early 2011, artist, designer, and TED Fellow Candy Chang, queen of thoughtful installations in public spaces that invite collaborative storytelling, covered an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood in chalkboard paint and stenciled on it a grid of the deceptively simple unfinished sentence “Before I die I want to . ."


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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What a great experiment!

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Wake Up To The New Reality - Joseph Lalonde

Wake Up To The New Reality - Joseph Lalonde | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There's a new reality in the world today and we've got to wake up to it. Are you ready to choose yourself?
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Wake up call to engage with life as you want it!

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7 Beliefs Worth Having. ~ Jennifer Twardowski

7 Beliefs Worth Having. ~ Jennifer Twardowski | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Though things like religious or political beliefs can easily be recognized, there are many internal beliefs that we have that many of us are not consciously aware of.
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Read about 7 non-limiting beliefs to provide you with a solid foundation for self-development.

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What is Thought Leadership?

What is Thought Leadership? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"I was on the phone with an acquaintance yesterday talking excitedly about my favorite topic — thought leadership — when she stopped me in my tracks with a simple question. What is thought leadership?"


Via Marc Rougier, Dean J. Fusto, John Michel
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Thought leadership is challenging paradigms.

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Chiale Stéphanie's comment, November 9, 2013 6:11 PM
Je ne voudrais pas être hors sujet :) les qualités essentielles sont l'empathie et la créativité aussi.
Nancy J. Herr's comment, November 11, 2013 5:15 PM
Mais bien sûr, je suis d'accord avec vous.
osas's curator insight, June 22, 2015 10:30 AM

it is what you put in your marriage you get if you take for granted it will hit the rock that is the more reason you have to give more time to your marriage to making it a blissful one http://saverelationshipmarriage.blogspot.com/

http://saverelationshipmarriage.blogspot.com/

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How to start a change movement

How to start a change movement | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Change movements fascinate me. People coming together to create change that is beyond the power of one individual, is how all of our greatest social accomplishments have been made.


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Steve Gillies's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:06 AM

Got to agree with the small secretariat and tribal messages in this blog...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Well, and voilà, the light in the tunnel... brief, concise, good summary... how to structure the team, schedule for success... and with a small variation/adaptation you can use it personally if you have detected in the  earlier too Scoop.it topic the early signs of depression or burnout and want to change... you just don't give up, do you? ...:-)))

 

Ali Anani's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:34 AM

I may call this "collective change".

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Common Questions | Post Growth Institute

Common Questions | Post Growth Institute | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"Post growth is about developing human potential, wellbeing and happiness within, and in relation to, a physically finite earth. It’s about putting life and everything needed to maintain it at the center of economic and social activity, instead of the never-ending accumulation of money, and the pursuit of growth of all kinds without regard for the consequences."


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