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20 Bad Excuses Holding Good People Back

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Practical Tips for Productive Living

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T'is true T'is pity, T'is pity T'is true, (Shakespeare)

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The First Rule of Positive Change Management

The First Rule of Positive Change Management | Self help | Scoop.it
Positive change management – how to talk about the big white butterfly in the room.

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 “Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over, he became a butterfly.”

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World's Most Popular TED Speaker, Ken Robinson, Shares 5 Secrets Of Giving A Great Speech

World's Most Popular TED Speaker, Ken Robinson, Shares 5 Secrets Of Giving A Great Speech | Self help | Scoop.it

How do you take a presentation from good to great?

Preparation, confidence, and the ability to relax, Ken Robinson told Business Insider in an interview at this week’s World Business Forum in New York. Eight years ago, Robinson gave a TED Talk on how schools stifle creativity. It has since been watched more than 28 million times, making it the most popular TED Talk ever.

We asked Robinson to share his top secrets for giving a compelling speech. Here’s what he said.


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Great speaker and great insights!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:31 AM

Ways to take a presentation from good to great.

chris chopyak's curator insight, October 15, 2014 10:57 AM

From one of my favorite people - great tips on speaking publically - 

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6 Daily Practices of Effective Managers

6 Daily Practices of Effective Managers | Self help | Scoop.it
It can be easy for employees to take managers for granted because most employees are trying to avoid the attention of their managers. But a company cannot be successful without a dynamic and experi...

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Great article!

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Six Tips for Communicating Change

Six Tips for Communicating Change | Self help | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how a seemingly small change you’ve implemented has resulted in an out of proportion, negative, response? 


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There is a great saying that the only person who likes change is a baby in a wet diaper (nappy for the uk folks).

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David Hain's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:38 AM

Bearing in mind the audience is probably cynical and change-weary, these tips are worth remembering in leading change.

pursue Income's curator insight, October 7, 2014 1:07 PM

This is very informative

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Wharton Psychologist Says Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated

Wharton Psychologist Says Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated | Self help | Scoop.it

 

To see who was right, we designed a study. Working with Dane Barnes of Optimize Hire, we gave hundreds of salespeople two validated tests of emotional intelligence that measured their abilities to perceive, understand, and regulate emotions. We also gave them a five-minute test of their cognitive ability, where they had to solve a few logic problems. Then, we tracked their sales revenue over several months. Cognitive ability was more than five times more powerful than emotional intelligence.

 


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I believe that's it might be true about sales people but EQ is a much better predictor for success in leadership. 

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It’s Better to Start a Business While You’re Employed Elsewhere: Study

It’s Better to Start a Business While You’re Employed Elsewhere: Study | Self help | Scoop.it
Professors Joseph Raffiee and Jie Feng at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that “hybrid” entrepreneurs – people who maintain their regular gig and while launching their new ventures in stages – are a third less likely to fail than those who jump in sans safety net.

Additionally, they maintain that hybrid business owners who transition to full-time self-employment “have much higher rates of survival relative” to those who quit their job and then directly start a new company. There is always a factor of risk when launching a new venture, but the study purports that you don’t need to thrive on risk in order to be effective.

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Today's hybrid entrepreneurs are the most successful.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:34 PM

Hybrid business owners who transition to full-time self-employment “have much higher rates of survival relative” to those who quit their job and then directly start a new company.

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How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave? | Self help | Scoop.it
It can be easy to trust too quickly, especially when a leader is affable, has an impressive résumé, and tells you what you want to hear. In 30 years of surveying senior executives, social psychologist Roderick Kramer has found that 8 out of 10 report being burned at least once because they trusted too much or put their faith in the wrong person at some point in their careers.

It’s important for an organization to build trust among workers for several reasons, says Kramer. Employees who know they can trust their leaders are happy workers who believe in what they are doing. Creating this trust from within can also lead to public trust. “A lot of leaders talk about public trust, then they focus on the impression-management side of things,” says Kramer, “it’s much more important to establish genuine trust within your organization, which leads to trustworthy performance, which then builds over time into a public reputation of being trustworthy.”

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Trust is the most important ingredient in building successful organizations.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 25, 2014 5:02 AM

A scholar explains some signs that a boss has your — and the organization’s — best interests at heart.

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How to Bring Sustainable Change to Your Organizational Culture

How to Bring Sustainable Change to Your Organizational Culture | Self help | Scoop.it

The reality is that true culture change is hard and it requires sustained effort to have any chance of success.


Most efforts will fail and will not include work that covers the four insights about how cultures evolve. It’s typically due to broad-based action versus initial focus on a specific business priority, challenge, or goal in order to deliver results.


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Very insightful and a must read for all change agents.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 16, 2014 2:33 AM

Culture is a hot topic and it’s all over the popular press whether it’s guidance on “creating” a great culture orcoverage of the latest culture crisis. Unfortunately there’s a massive gap between the 86% of executives that think culture is critical to business success and the 51% of employees that think their “culture needs a major overhaul“ (Strategy& global assessment). This gap is further supported by the 13% of employees that are engaged (Gallup) and the 30% of employees that identify with their organization’s purpose (Deloitte).

Authentis Formations's curator insight, September 16, 2014 2:58 AM

Mettre en place ou faire évoluer une culture d'entreprise n'est pas si simple...

The Governance Advisory Practice's curator insight, October 15, 2014 4:58 AM

The reality is that true culture change is hard and it requires sustained effort to have any chance of success.


Most efforts will fail and will not include work that covers the four insights about how cultures evolve. It’s typically due to broad-based action versus initial focus on a specific business priority, challenge, or goal in order to deliver results.

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3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School | Self help | Scoop.it
Business school will teach you a lot, but it won't teach you these three things that are critical to founding and running a company. (RT @LaVarYoung: Business Etiquette: Who Should Pick Up the Check?

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These skills and many other so called soft skills aka emotional intelligence is not taught in B schools. 

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Warren Buffett says integrity matters

Warren Buffett says integrity matters | Self help | Scoop.it

"Warren Buffett looks for three things in a person: Intelligence, energy, and integrity. These qualities are choices people make. People decide whether or not to be generous, they decide whether or not to take credit for things they didn’t do." 


[via Farnam Street]


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Very powerful statement! Hope this inspires others.


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Leadership Caffeine—Why Should Anyone Trust You to Lead?

Leadership Caffeine—Why Should Anyone Trust You to Lead? | Self help | Scoop.it
Seriously, why is it that someone or some group should trust you to lead? The real currency of a leader is trust conferred due to credibility earned.

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Powerful points for building trust!

A must read for every leader.

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Ten In-Demand Soft Skills Vital for Career Success

Ten In-Demand Soft Skills Vital for Career Success | Self help | Scoop.it
A majority of employers think soft skills are as important as hard skills, and these soft skills demonstrate how much companies value a well-rounded workforce.

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However a majority of employees don't realize the importance of these skills and most employers don't train for this. The question is why? In my book "the prosperous leader" I look at the research regarding soft skills training and how we can help our employees succeed in these important attributes.

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Want to Make Your Business Grow? Become a Thought Leader -- Quickly.

Want to Make Your Business Grow? Become a Thought Leader -- Quickly. | Self help | Scoop.it
Business success of a product or service is not just based on the brand of the company but also the brand and reputation of the people that run it.
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Failure the Key to Success

Failure the Key to Success | Self help | Scoop.it

How true!


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How true!

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How To Build A Business Where Everyone Thrives

How To Build A Business Where Everyone Thrives | Self help | Scoop.it

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I couldn't agree more. In my book The Prosperous Leader I quote many with the same philosophy...

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Would you regard your business as a thriving enterprise?


Is being involved in a business where everyone concerned thrives one of your goals?


Do you know how to build a thriving business where all involved thrive and grow?


If your business is yet to reach these lofty heights, this excellent article from Forbes which outlines a set of principles and values to follow, will point you in the right direction.

pcrepairin's curator insight, October 10, 2014 3:51 AM

For more information visit here: http://geekavailable.com/repair/laptop_repair_mission_valley.htm

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How To Be A Success At Everything

How To Be A Success At Everything | Self help | Scoop.it

Over my 35 years of providing speaking coaching to business executives, I’ve taught an extremely simple process for dealing with challenging questions that I call the ABC approach. What’s great about my approach is that it helps you manage the pausing, panicking, and jumbled thoughts you experience in the face of a tough question. By implementing ABC, you will be able to deliver a strong, coherent answer with ease and impact.

So, how exactly does it work?

1. Align

Alignment has two parts: First, you have to recognize what the questioner has said, and then you have to explain why you feel her perspective has merit. Begin with “I understand…” and briefly repeat her concern, letting her know you are hearing her.

 

 


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The 3 step process to answer even the toughest questions.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:49 PM

The 3-Step Process To Answering Even The Toughest Questions

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Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization | McKinsey & Company

Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization | McKinsey & Company | Self help | Scoop.it
Thirty years after leaving McKinsey, the prolific author returns to discuss tomorrow’s management challenges and the keys to organizational change and transformative leadership in any age. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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I particularly like his emphasis on the soft skills.

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9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change

9 Steps To Corporate Culture-Change | Self help | Scoop.it

Here’s a cultural change checklist for leaders: a quick list of what is required if you want to guide your company culture to a high and sustainable level of customer-centricity and customer experience excellence.



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Always ask the why! 

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VIJAY's curator insight, September 28, 2014 5:44 AM
सांई बाबा की शिक्षा

सबका मालिक एक है
साई बाबा की सबसे बड़ी शिक्षा और सन्देश है कि जाति, धर्म, समुदाय, आदि व्यर्थ की बातों में ना पड़कर 

आपसी मतभेद भुलाकर आपस में प्रेम और सदभावाना से रहना चाहिए क्योकि सबका मलिक एक है।
श्रद्धा और सबूरी
साई बाबा ने अपने जीवन में यह सन्देश दिया है कि हमेशा श्रद्धा और विश्‍वास के साथ जीवन यापन करते हुए 

सबूरी (सब्र)के साथ जीवन व्यतीत करें।
मानवता ही सबसे बड़ा धर्म है
साई बाबा ने कभी भी किसी को धर्म की अवहेलना नहीं की अपितु सभी धर्मों का सम्मान करने की सलाह देते 

हुए हमेशा मनवता को ही सबसे बडा धर्म और कर्म बताते हुए जीवन जीने की अमूल्य शिक्षा प्रदान की है।
जातिगत भेद भुला कर प्रेम पूर्वक रहना
साई बाबा ने कहा है की जाति,समाज,भेद-भाव,आदि सब बाते ईश्‍वर ने नहीं बल्कि इंसानों द्वारा बनाया गया 

हैं इसलिए ईश्‍वर की नजर में न तो कोई उच्च है और न ही कोई निम्न इसलिए जो काम ईश्‍वर को भी पसंद नहीं 

है वह मनुष्यों को तो करना ही नहीं चाहिए। अर्थात जात-पात,धर्म,समाज आदि मिथ्या बातों में न पड़ कर 

आपस में प्रेमपूर्वक रहकर जीवन व्यतीत करना चाहिए।
गरीबो और लाचार की मदद करना सबसे बड़ी पूजा है
साई बाबा ने हमेशा ही सभी जनमानस से यही बार-बार कहा है कि सभी के साथ ही समानता का व्यवहार 

करना चाहिए। गरीबों और लाचारों की यथासम्भव मदद करना चाहिए और यही सबसे बडी पूजा है। क्योकि 

जो गरीबों, लाचारों की मदद करता है ईश्वर उसकी मदद करता है।
माता-पिता, बुजुर्गो, गुरुजनों, बडो का सम्मान करनाचाहिए
साई बाबा हमेशा ही समझाते थे कि अपने से बडो का आदर सम्मान करना चाहिए। गुरुजनो बुजर्गो को 

सम्मान करना जिसस उनका आर्शीवाद प्राप्त होता है जिससे हमारे जीवन की मुश्किलों में सहायता मिलती 

है। 
Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 29, 2014 5:30 AM

An informed list, but sadly I wonder how many corporates do all of this - especially no 9.

 

Reading time: 6 mins

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Language Matters: How to Communicate More Effectively With Your Team

Language Matters: How to Communicate More Effectively With Your Team | Self help | Scoop.it
It's what you say AND how you say it. Learn how to tweak language to communicate with your coworkers and employees more effectively.

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Effective communications is the building blocks for success!

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Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned in Running 20 Companies. | LinkedIn

Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned in Running 20 Companies. | LinkedIn | Self help | Scoop.it

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I found his advice spot on!


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Aligning strategy with culture

Aligning strategy with culture | Self help | Scoop.it

Whether the strategic focus is to respond swiftly to customer needs or to achieve manufacturing excellence, organisational culture is an important enabler in achieving business success. There is little consensus, however, on what culture actually means. In our view, culture is what beliefs and values people share. It is the glue which holds people together and determines how they respond or behave. Culture serves as a source of competitive advantage because of this perspective.


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Culture transformation is crucial to the success of change within the organization!

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Jonas Schlyter's curator insight, September 9, 2014 4:56 PM

You have to understand the importance of culture to gain competitive advantages, and you must align the culture with your strategy. And, you must have in mind that the culture is not tangible, except for the artifacts which are results of the influence of all key elements (e.g. strategy, people, processes, sturcture and rewards) of an organization and its environment.

 

By making changes in the key elements you can influence changes in the culture. But first I recommend you to understand what culture you have and want culture you want. With help by models describing different cultures you can get support and inspiration when analyzing the current culture and defining a new culture vision. Spiral Dynamics is an interesting and dynamic model of human development and development of social network, society or company.

 

Keep also in mind that

1. Organizational culture is optimized only when the key elements are aligned and cooperate to influence to desired behaviour of its members

2. Influencing a culture is a process that takes time and makes demand on distinct and consistent leadership

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, September 9, 2014 10:28 PM

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How Myers-Briggs personality profiles relate to socio-economic status [infographic]

How Myers-Briggs personality profiles relate to socio-economic status [infographic] | Self help | Scoop.it
It’s always intriguing to take a personality test, but also fascinating to see which types tend to climb higher on the socio-economic ladder.

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Very clear and concise. 

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10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership

10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership | Self help | Scoop.it
There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Here are 10 important principles each leader ...

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Easy to read tough to follow!
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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 28, 2014 7:34 PM

A list of leadership characteristics that includes some unusually exceptional examples. 

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

9 Things Successful People Won't Do | Self help | Scoop.it

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Its very interesting that most failures in jobs or life are because people do these mistakes. Learn how to avoid them and prosper!

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Ulrike Bergmann's curator insight, August 23, 2014 8:40 AM

Der Autor zeigt neun Faktoren, die erfolgreiche Menschen vermeiden, während andere sich immer wieder damit beschäftigen.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, August 28, 2014 5:59 AM

I like this: things successful people don't do ever

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Emotional Intelligence - Develop your emotional intelligence with MindTools.com

Emotional Intelligence - Develop your emotional intelligence with MindTools.com | Self help | Scoop.it

Some really Empathy and motivation are increasingly important in today's business world. Learn what emotional intelligence is - so you can improve, both as a leader and an individual.


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Some really great tools that will enhance your "soft skills" aka as mind tools! Use it and be prosperous...

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