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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | positive psychology | Scoop.it

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Exceptionally good advice:-)

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 2:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

Molly McClure [molly@fremontconsulting.com]'s curator insight, April 4, 10:24 AM

We have several strategy consultants available in Canada and the US. Sales and strategic management dashboards. Sales accounts analysis; where to focus your sales efforts and glean revenue generating sales behaviors. Reach out to me at molly at fremontconsulting dot com

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Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, not against you.
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Always attempting to maximize is not a healthy strategy; satisfice and enjoy! appreciate what you choose:-), which should be 'good enough' and not necessarily the 'best'! 

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Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:56 AM

Sounds familiar...

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:00 AM
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Happiness at work: Why money isn't the only thing that matters

Happiness at work: Why money isn't the only thing that matters | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains how we can make ourselves smarter, happier, and more productive by building on our social intuition.
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Brilliant article by Matthew Liberman !

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:24 PM

Interesante artículo sobre las bases neurológicas de nuestra necesidad de conectarnos emocionalmente con los demás.

Katie O's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:03 PM

Emotional Compensation is just as important as Financial Compensation.  

 

EC + FC = TC

When you are looking for work, enusre to think TC.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:45 AM
Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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How happiness at work impacts the bottom line | The Association of Business Psychologists

How happiness at work impacts the bottom line | The Association of Business Psychologists | positive psychology | Scoop.it

A happy worker is a high performing one and in particular data shows that employees who are happiest at work:

 

Take one tenth the sick-leave of their least happy colleague

Are six times more energized

Intend to stay twice as long in their organizations

Are twice as productive


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 a happy employee is a productive employee:-)

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:54 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:44 PM

Interesting article.  More and more research indicates the importance of an engaged and happy workforce.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:38 PM

TOUT EST GRATUIT mon ami sinon je je n'y serais pas lol !
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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

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a pretty good animated summary

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:26 PM

Positive much?

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75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In 1938 Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human development in history.
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Happiness is Love!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:12 AM

"La felicidad es amor. Punto." George E. Valliant, investigador del estudio más largo del desarrollo humano que se ha hecho en el mundo, el Grant Project de Harvard.

Iosu Lazcoz Iso's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:57 PM
Un estudio que marco. Una epoca
Tom Wojick's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:45 PM

Great insight in how to live a happy and resilient life!

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What Good Bosses Do

What Good Bosses Do | positive psychology | Scoop.it
With a title like “What Good Bosses Do”, I’m immediatel…
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Enabling workplace optimism as *the* goal of good bosses! 

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Doing more by doing less!

Doing more by doing less! | positive psychology | Scoop.it
When I first heard of the book title " Why Quitters Win: Decide to be excellent",  to say the least, I was very much intrigued. Was Nick trying to say something like stop doing something mid-way if...
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Decide to *quit *doing some things *today* !

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Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership

Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, And The Power Of Humility In Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Humility is often associated with weakness - not with strong leaders. In his new book David J. Bobb explains why that's a mistake.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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It takes great strength to display humility:-)

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:40 AM

"Humility asks us to acknowledge our imperfections. It requires that we admit when we are wrong and then change course."

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:15 PM

¿Qué te detiene a para mostrar tu vulnerabilidad? La humildad es una fuente de fuerza profunda que genera liderazgo!

Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:05 PM

It is very rare to meet a leader with real humility.  It is often seen as a weakness rather than a strength.

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Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve

Simon Sinek: How Extraordinary Leaders Evolve | positive psychology | Scoop.it

 

Leadership writer and top TED speaker Simon Sinek explains how great leaders create a circle of safety for their teams...

 

 

 

 


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definition of leader: willing to sacrifice self-interest for others.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:56 AM

(From the article): Leadership has one definition: leaders are willing to sacrifice themselves for their people. As a senior leader you have to extend the circle wider, and if you have 3 people that work for you, your job is to work for them.

 

Real leaders are the very few willing to sacrifice themselves for their people. When they do, we will do anything to see that our leader's visions are advanced.

Mhd.Shadi Khudr's comment, October 30, 2013 8:08 AM
All the best
David Hain's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:31 PM

Making it safe to grow...

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Re-Imagining Work

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem - and could it also be part of the solution?


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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 a really good talk about what flexible working really means!

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Mike Donahue's comment, October 1, 2013 8:09 AM
"We're too busy being busy." So true.
bancoideas's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:46 AM

Algunas #ideas interesante sobre el #trabajo en nuestros tiempos

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, October 3, 2013 2:32 PM

Are the office spaces that we have created fit for purpose? How can you create trust and be able to innovate in the creation of work spaces?

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What Good Managers Do: Management Priorities for the 21st Century

What Good Managers Do: Management Priorities for the 21st Century | positive psychology | Scoop.it

To manage organisations in the twenty-first century is to manage people as the center of any activity in the firm.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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4 excellent tips on what good managers (need to) do!

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:15 AM

(From the article): “What is good management? What is a good manager? One could try to find an answer in literature, just to realise that there is no clear answer….We decided to ask managers directly.”

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:12 AM

Nice synthesis in EBR on 21st Century Management Practices and What Good Managers Do. 

 

1. Creating and communicating a future
2. Constant adapting the business model
3. Putting people as the center of the organisation
4. Integrating with an institutional strategy

 

"Managing these elements is a fundamental task for top management in any organisation. They may do it with different styles, in different forms, with different emphasis… but all do it."

Gary Johnsen's curator insight, January 3, 11:34 AM

1. Create a future and communicate it. All the managers shared with us his/her worries about the future. Mr. Jaime Aguilera, President of Unilever in Spain, clearly summarised the role of a General Manager as ‘leaving the company is a better position to face the future than the initial one’. This role can be trivialised but it is extremely important. It means an exercise in the anticipation of changes, in sensing opportunities, in creating new spaces for competition… If the top manager is not thinking about the future, who in the company is doing it?

Future plans are reflected in a clear strategy that can be communicated and that helps in mobilising the whole organisation. Peter Betzel, now at IKEA Germany, explained that any good strategy should have a long-term vision but clear short-term objectives. Laura González-Molero from Merck explained that strategy should focus the organisation on a common goal but be flexible to contingencies in the way to reach it. Enrique Martinez from FNAC reminded us that clear goals are needed to better assign resources even in good times.

2. Constant adaptation of the business model.

Our protagonists talk about constant adaptation, continual change, renewal, noting that nothing lasts forever anymore. A Company such as Ficosa International, a component supplier to the auto industry, had to totally re-invent itself when it realised the industry was rapidly globalising. Even a company such as IKEA, an innovative business model, has been changing and adapting as its size and geographical imprint has been changing.

 

“To manage organisations in the twenty-first century is to manage people as the center of any activity in the firm.”

3. People as the center of the organisation. Many corporate cultures highlight people, human capital, and/or knowledge as the key resources and advantages in organisations. But the managers in our sample have a clear commitment to people in terms of the time they involve and the effort they exert in this area. They are thinking ahead of the capabilities they will need to reach the future they dream about, and they develop talent as needed in their organisations.

 

 

4. Integrate with an institutional strategy. Essentially this is providing meaning to any task in a firm. While the other three priority task are quite expected, they emerge in other studies, perhaps with other wording, subdivided in different ways, but essentially are constant in most studies. However in our work a fundamentally different task emerged that integrates everything in the organisation and it is a unique and exclusive priority for the top management of a company. We have called it institutional strategy.

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Leadership: The Magic of Positive Visualization.

Leadership: The Magic of Positive Visualization. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I was very very nervous. I knew that if I failed to speak or make an impression, my job was at stake. And more importantly, my self respect in my own eyes was at stake !
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an anecdote about how positive visualiation helps.

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Leadership grows when you become a better giver.

Leadership grows when you become a better giver. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Leaders are givers. By giving, you trigger a universal law as powerful as gravity life gives to the giver, and takes from the taker. As a leader, the only way to get what you want is by helping eno...
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"The late Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”'

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:53 PM

www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173/

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:15 PM

Grâce à UnKube vous pouvez avoir des gains CONSEQUENTS, MENSUELS, DURABLES et le plus important :
qui viennent de sources différentes.
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Q&A: Daniel Goleman, author and psychologist, on finding focus in a world of distractions | SmartPlanet

Q&A: Daniel Goleman, author and psychologist, on finding focus in a world of distractions | SmartPlanet | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The bestselling writer who touted the importance of emotional intelligence turns his focus to … focus.
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Focus : the new buzzword in town!

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Being able to focus is about prioritizing and actively shutting out tempting distractions.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:09 PM

TOUT EST GRATUIT mon ami sinon je je n'y serais pas lol !
http://www.globallshare.com/fr/1200655.html

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | positive psychology | Scoop.it
[This post was co-authored with Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer]

Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at ...
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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:51 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Laura Strom's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:48 AM

Play is the most important work your child does.

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When Relationships at Work, Work (And Don’t Work!)

When Relationships at Work, Work (And Don’t Work!) | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Like them or loathe them we cannot escape the people we work with. In Relationships in Organisations: A Work Psychology Perspective,1 Rachel L. Morrison, Helena D. Cooper-Thomas and Susan Geertshuis explore the positive and negative effects of the workplace. Below, the authors outline some key research findings with regards to workplace relationships, and explore two salient topics relating to the use and misuse of power at work – bullying and influence tactics.


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the book looks super promising!

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Charles Cameron's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:21 AM

A delightfully succinct insight into the many relationship types which exist at work.  Of particular interest, at this time, is the consignment of the bully into three categories - predatory, purposeful, and unaware.  This European Business Review article acknowledges that regular change is a breeding ground for the purposeful bully.   

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 15, 2013 6:58 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work?

Why Self-Help Books Inspire A Lot But Don't Actually Work? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In 2012 the turnover of “self-help industry” was estimated at 12 billion $ in U.S. alone. It’s like every adult American would buy a copy every 3 months.
Sandeep Gautam's insight:

self-help may be ineffectual, but positiv epsychology based interventions are not!

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David Hain's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:00 AM

Self help books - what do you think?

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:51 AM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
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Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's not what you know it's where you are.
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location matters- due to human factors behind it!

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

David Hain's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:56 PM

Cultivate your network and reap the benefits!

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Leadership consists of 4 essential elements

Leadership consists of 4 essential elements | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It is amazing to me that so many people think of themselves as great leaders, but do not demonstrate leadership qualities.

Via Bobby Dillard
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confidence, decisiveness, intuition and empathy as the four pillars!

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Jean-Marc Phelippeau's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:41 AM

Confidence, decisiveness, intuition and empathy!...

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10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Making big money is often less important to employees than satisfying these basic needs.


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good; one can use that in times when raises are not forthcoming:-)

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Alan Lee Myers, MA, PCC, CH's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:25 PM

Great article about what really motivates employees.  Money is great, but it doesn't get at the most basic of human needs: significance, love/connection, certainty, and variety.  If leaders could build organizations that try to meet these basic human needs not only with employes but customers too, just think what can be done.   That would be an organization that would be both profitable and sustainable.  It would be an agent of change for good in the world. 

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The ‘science of karma’

The ‘science of karma’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Organizational psychologist and top-rated Wharton professor Adam Grant says one secret to
success is helping others succeed.
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givers rise to top or bottom depending on whether they place their own concerns equal to those of others or are mostly self-sacrificing! .

 

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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:18 PM

Helping others succeeed creates a network that can later help you.

Dr L.N.A's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:26 AM

Personal excellence in organizations is defined by the degree we help others realize their full potential and succeed. 

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The Human-Side of Leadership

The Human-Side of Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it

In the early part of my career, I thought that my education and experience allowed me to tell people what to do and to see people as ‘functions’ and not as people


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As managers we have immense capacity to improve and change peoples life for the better:-)

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's comment, October 4, 2013 3:39 PM
Dear Sally and John, please feel free to share with others.
Ivon Prefontaine's comment, October 5, 2013 1:08 PM
I agree Eric. It is time to do something in education. I am working on it through a doctoral process and dissertation which I hope leads to making a difference somehow. The challenge is it takes a group, even a small group, to make a difference per Margaret Mead.
Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's comment, October 6, 2013 9:10 PM
Hi Ivon, we'll look forward to learn more about your dissertation. It starts with one person, then you are correct, you build the community from there. Best wishes!
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Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:05 AM

We need to keep trying to do something about this!

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A Glimpse into Positive Psychology

What is positive psychology? How can I increase my levels of happiness? In his TED talk Shawn Achor gives us some ideas for living a better life.
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conatins the famous Shawn Achor TEd talk.

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