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8 Differences Between Traditional and Collaborative Leaders - InnoCentive Blog

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The traditional leadership style of top down management is slowly evolving into a collaborative approach that empowers employees and blurs the lines between boss and worker.
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Why Modern Computing Devices Drive Us To Distraction

Why Modern Computing Devices Drive Us To Distraction | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
It's easy to build something that's more powerful than an iPad--and very, very hard to do it without introducing complexity.
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7 Secrets Of Building A Customer-Centric Company Culture

7 Secrets Of Building A Customer-Centric Company Culture | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
Here's my list of seven steps for creating a customer-centric culture at your company. These figure in my work as a company culture consultant; I've found them to be central to creating a corporate customer service culture that's devoted from top to bottom to the customer experience. I'm recapping the [...]
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Leading in the 21st Century

Leading in the 21st Century | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
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It would seem evident that trustworthy leadership is a critical component of sustained success for an organization.

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MMU helps find 10 secrets of ‘Hyper Growth’ leadership | News | Centre for Enterprise

MMU helps find 10 secrets of ‘Hyper Growth’ leadership | News | Centre for Enterprise | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
The Centre for Enterprise leads on the creation and transfer of knowledge to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship capability. We bring together business owners, policy-makers and academics who are interested in improving the environment for entrepreneurship and the competitiveness of individuals and small firms.
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4 Ways to Build a Candid Culture

Changing your company's culture from fearful to honest and open seems daunting--but, as this case study shows, it can be done.
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How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all - Bizwomen

How to develop the one leadership trait that trumps them all - Bizwomen | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
It's a trait we rarely think about in a business setting, but Stacey Epstein argues that it's actually the most important leadership trait you can have.
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How To Plan for Quality Results

How To Plan for Quality Results | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
Once an organization has developed its Vision and Mission, a strategic plan is necessary in order to share how you are going to get there.
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Ever Wonder How Music Is Matched To Your Mood?

Ever Wonder How Music Is Matched To Your Mood? | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
How do music services know to play "Happy" when you're in a good mood? Hint: It's not just the title.
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New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one third in 2014, to one half by 2017. These findings are part of a new...
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How To Make People Want To Work For You (Infographic) - TalentCulture

How To Make People Want To Work For You (Infographic) - TalentCulture | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
Learn how your company can adapt, innovate, and inspire the talent you need for the 21st century with this infographic from the TalentCulture Community.
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How Ray Kroc's values inspired success | SmartBlogs

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#2696721 / gettyimages.com This post is part of the series “Workplace Morale,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership
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Congress to scrutinize GM's corporate culture

Congress to scrutinize GM's corporate culture | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.
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A Lack of Leadership Cripples Business and IT

A Lack of Leadership Cripples Business and IT | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
IT systems must place a strategic framework of values, and value, in motion, with an emphasis on trustworthiness, quality and customer service.
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These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas

These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
A system of floating towers could provide more room for agriculture in places where farms won't fit.
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Are You 'Leadership Material'?

Are You 'Leadership Material'? | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
According to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center For Talent Innovation, how you perform in your job isn’t enough to land you a spot in the corner office. In her latest book, Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit And Success, Hewlett argues that being perceived as "leadership material" [...]
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Why Establish Trustworthy Leadership?

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Leadership is all about mobilizing others to achieve shared goals. Often, goals are anything but shared but rather are "laid on" employees.
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Seth's Blog: Burning bridges

Seth's Blog: Burning bridges | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
In action movies, the hero doesn't mind destroying the aircraft, road or bridge he just crossed, because it's always a one-way journey. Retreating armies used to burn bridges as they crossed them so those in pursuit couldn't follow. And that...
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People Join Because Of Great Vision, People Leave Because Of Poor Leadership

People Join Because Of Great Vision, People Leave Because Of Poor Leadership | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
There are plenty of brilliant ideas out there, but there are very few leaders who can build a successful business. Over 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. Here is why.
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Becoming a First-Class Noticer

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management. ("Becoming a First-Class Noticer" because the best leaders are!
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Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan's Confession Should Be in Every Science Textbook | Identies.MIC.com

Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan's Confession Should Be in Every Science Textbook | Identies.MIC.com | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it

"I hope you will not think any the less of me for being a girl!"

 

This plea was sent to Albert Einstein by a young South African in the 1940s, and was recently unearthed as part of Alice Caprice's Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children. Although brief, Tyfanny's words capture the self-consciousness and self-doubt that have for so long plagued women who aspire to careers in science and technology.

 

In the letter, dated Sept. 19, 1946, a seemingly agonized Tyfanny admits to Einstein that she has left out a potentially damaging detail about herself. "I forgot to tell you, in my last letter, that I was a girl. I mean I am a girl," the young scientist writes. "I have always regretted this a great deal, but by now I have become more or less resigned to the fact."

 

The physicist's pithy response is a timeless lesson that bears repeating, all these decades later. "I do not mind that you are a girl, but the main thing is that you yourself do not mind," the Nobel Prize winner replied. "There is no reason for it."

 

There really is no reason why girls should doubt their abilities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But for years, popular culture has fostered an environment that, purposefully or not, sends women and girls the message that boys should handle the power tools, lest the girls' dresses get a little dusty.

 

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Want More Productive Meetings? Ditch Your Chairs

Want More Productive Meetings? Ditch Your Chairs | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
A new study using wearable sensors suggests that teamwork is done best when employees are standing up.
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Legendary Leadership - Are you a Trailblazer or an Influencer?

Legendary Leadership - Are you a Trailblazer or an Influencer? | Thrive:  Quality, Leadership & Culture | Scoop.it
While vigorous debate rages on over the definition of leadership, today, I’m going to expound on the antagonistic point of view – what leadership isn’t! There are those, including some of the top
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Infographic: Leader Vs. Manager — Chuck Mache

Businesses need individuals who will be both leaders and managers. As Warren Buffet said, it is not enough to just manage, nor is it enough to only lead.
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The Future Of Thought Leadership

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With competition for the high-caliber clients becoming more intense and an increasingly fungible array of competitors, being a thought leader is proving to be one of the most powerful ways to garner the best clients. In many ways, the international strategy consulting firm, McKinsey & Company intentionally or unintentionally led the [...]
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