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In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers?

In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Life's major turning points offer an opportunity to rethink the employer-employee compact.
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my opinion: do what you are comfortable disclosing:-)

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7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think

7 Signs You're Not as Ethical as You Think | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Most people judge their own ethics more leniently than everyone else's. Do you do the same? Here's how to find out.
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being ethical is never an easy task....

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Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic] - Business 2 Community | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via David Ednie
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enable and empower; rather than control and execute.

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 20, 6:11 AM

The Power of Collaboration. A recent study "What Sales Winners do Differently, by Mike Schultz and John Doerr, RAIN Group found that the No2 reason why B2B clients by from one supplier over another is the ability of the Sales Person to collaborate with them.

http://www.slideshare.net/dednie/sales-performance-motivation. see pages 61 & 62.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 21, 8:01 AM

Very powerful visual about leading in the 21st century

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 9:27 PM

What type of leader are you ?

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Make yourself a "to become" list | SmartBlogs

Make yourself a "to become" list | SmartBlogs | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Leaders need to constantly develop themselves as human beings. There is so much external change for them to adapt to that the need to be intentional about

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enough of 'to-do's' and the urgent stuff that needs to be done; more of 'to become' and important things that truly matter from now on:-) 

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 26, 9:52 AM

Look beyond your "to-do" list and strat create a "to become" list.

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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | positive psychology | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.


Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 5, 6:25 PM

Are we ready for the changes coming in the workplace?

Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

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14 Tips to Engage Your Employees in 2014

14 Tips to Engage Your Employees in 2014 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
As president of a franchisee system, I know it's important to constantly innovate and improve to keep all team members on board, and here are the tips I'm applying to make 2014 a banner year....
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Pretty good advice and a 14 point program every leader should embrace:-)

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Connect, Then Lead

Connect, Then Lead | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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warmth triumphs strength!

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Building a High-Trust Culture, #3: Empower Everyone

Building a High-Trust Culture, #3: Empower Everyone | positive psychology | Scoop.it
When people think of their most rewarding professional achievements, what usually come to mind are their genuine accomplishments: the times when they faced challenges, beat the odds, or created
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All sound advice:-)

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Understanding the Science of Moods at Work

Understanding the Science of Moods at Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A growing body of research on the human brain proves that, for better or worse, leaders’ moods affect the emotions of the people around them. The reason for that lies in what scientists call the open
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"A good mood, incidentally, spreads most swiftly by the judicious use of humor."
Why having fun filled meetings like 'status days with sandeep:-)' is good for a happy mood in the workplace which other research shows directly translates to increased productivity.

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The John Maxwell Company

The John Maxwell Company | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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I am definitely at level 2; maybe skipped/ skimmed through level 3 and now at level 4? what say?

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How Do I Find The Motivation To Get To The Next Stage Of My Career?

How Do I Find The Motivation To Get To The Next Stage Of My Career? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman answer our first reader question.
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good answers both:-)

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New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee Recognition

New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee Recognition | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Bersin has completed a comprehensive research project on employee recognition (saying "thank you") and the results are really astounding: organizations that give regular thanks to their employees far out perform those that don't.

 

What their research found was that tenure-based rewards systems have virtually no impact on organizational performance. It turns out that many of these tenure-based rewards programs are really legacy programs from the turn of the century when labor unions forced management to give employees “service awards” and hourly raises for tenure. Most large companies still have these programs today, yet only 58% of employees even know such programs exist. So for the most part they aren’t creating much value.

 

On other hand, our research did find that modern, re-engineered recognition programs can have a huge impact on business performance.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Good advice all throughout;

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Brian Martin's curator insight, February 6, 9:01 AM

It's time to transform traditional long service recognition programs.  Service awards are anchored in the past with union based origins that value tenure instead of achievement.  Hierarchy anointed programs are suspect and often administratively burdensome to administer.  Peer to peer programs aligned with company vision, values, accompanied by story telling, will accelerate your company's transformation and  enhance employee engagement.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 6, 10:06 AM

Believe me or not... 

 

Yesterday I've finallized a manual designed to support my view on the future of organizational development for the social economy entities, to which i've given the name of 'Engagement Management', where I've assembled these four tools as the most important any organization should embrace:

 

1. Strategy (to control or to develop?)

2. The importance of Employee RECOGNITION

3. Team development meetings using the principle of fostering participation and creativity

4. Self-assessment as the best way to allow indivividual, thus groupal, growth

Did it also sound to you as if today's scoop.it articles I've received were not by chance these particular ones I'm now sharing? 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 8, 2:53 PM

Something as simple as Thank you drives employee productivity. I've yet to come across an employee who asked his boss to stop giving recognition because it was too much...

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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog

What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dan Ariely studies what motivates us when it comes to our work. Here a look at 3 of his studies—and 3 from other researchers.
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fascinating studies all!!

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7 Rock-Solid Leadership Lessons from Decades of Research on Motivation

7 Rock-Solid Leadership Lessons from Decades of Research on Motivation | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The fact that you’re reading this article means that you were impelled to action. You were motivated. Perhaps it was because of an internal need t...
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all good advice...

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5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You have an all-star team and vision for miles--What's missing? Bring your focus back to your people's potential with these tips from the authors of...

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"Everything Connects" seems like a good book. 

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 21, 4:42 PM

“Sustained innovation is powered by people who come together to share ideas, compare observations, and brainstorm solutions to complex problems,” - Faisal Hoque

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Bringing neuroscience to employee engagement | simply communicate

Bringing neuroscience to employee engagement | simply communicate | positive psychology | Scoop.it

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autonomy- having influence and control at work; mastery experiences and connectedness (not feeling excluded and in the ingroup) , along with a fair amount of certainty and predictability can make employees more engaged, happier and productive at work.

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David Ednie's curator insight, February 15, 6:16 AM

As a Leader you directly impact your team's collective IQ because you control individual teams member's IQs through inclusion (or exclusion). When we feel socially excluded, it reduces our ability to think: psychologist Roy Baumeister conducted research into this and average IQ dropped by 13 per cent.

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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some resonate with me, some dont !!

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 9:15 PM

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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Why Do We Keep Creative People Out of Leadership Roles?

Why Do We Keep Creative People Out of Leadership Roles? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We love stories of creative leaders; we just don’t want to be led by them.
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the apparent fear of a creative leader?

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Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership

Not long ago, most discussions of leadership were about leaders – their personality traits, how to identify and groom those with ‘leadership potential,’ and what were the skills that leaders employed. Leadership theorists nowadays stress authenticity, EQ and relationships. This makes intuitive sense. But it isn’t just a fad; there is [...]
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"Winning with trust is different; it’s not a zero-sum game. We all benefit from it." couldn't have said it better; trusting and being trustworthy is the new imperative:-)

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How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Studies show that strategic thinking is the most important element of leadership. But how do you instill the trait in others at your company?
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strategy, again imho, is not just for leaders/ managers; everyone should be taught how to assess things from a strategic perspective and how to make good strategic decisions...

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Kudos's curator insight, February 12, 11:41 AM

These are great tips and items that should be considered when giving recognition. Recognize the behaviours you want more of from your team . Strategic recognition to get your team to think strategically.

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Do You Fall in the "You Only Live Once" Trap? Or, Fake Self-Actualization

Do You Fall in the "You Only Live Once" Trap? Or, Fake Self-Actualization | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I’m doing a series related to my forthcoming book on habit-formation, Before and After. There, I identify the twenty-one strategies that we can use to change our habits. (If you want to be notified
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Happiness diva on how not to excuse yourself, when forming good habits. but ya, you only live once:-) {unless you believe in reincarnation, which seems all too likely to me:-) Anyway second chances or not, balancing between happiness/ meaning in the moment and success/ integrity over the lifetime, is a skill everyone has to learn:-)

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7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life | Raymmar Tirado

7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life | Raymmar Tirado | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Because while you're out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, I'll be investing in myself. And while you try to fit in with the world I'll make the world fit in with me....
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"I'm talking bout skills that cannot be taught in a classroom or in a textbook. Skills you can only learn by doing; by learning how to fly after jumping off the cliff."
Did this guy just read my poem The Fools Quest :-) ? http://thefoolsquest.blogspot.in

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Let Love Inspire Your Leadership

Let Love Inspire Your Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means that love is in the air. Unfortunately, it’s not in the air, or culture, or anywhere else at too many companies. Which is not only a shame, it’s very shortsighted. Why? Because leading with love is a winning leadership and employee engagement strategy on many [...]
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LOVE is supposed to be the four letter dirty word that you are not supposed to use in an organizational context; thankfully things are changing; this is for all my former and current team members: Love you till the end:-)

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Be Happier: Spend More Money on Others - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

Be Happier: Spend More Money on Others - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A round-up of recent research finds spending money on others can satisfy basic psychological needs and boost happiness.
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self -evident:-)

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