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How leaders and managers can overcome the feeling of powerlessness

How leaders and managers can overcome the feeling of powerlessness | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
You might be first-line supervision or midlevel in your organization, and you might also be a high-potential or high-performing leader. You are an accompli

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The Problem With Charismatic Leaders

The Problem With Charismatic Leaders | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The business world loves CEOs with charm and vision. But research suggests chasing these leadership traits comes with plenty of dangers.

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Seth's Blog: Getting picked (need to vs. want to)

Seth's Blog: Getting picked (need to vs. want to) | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Sure, it's fun to be picked, anointed, given social approval for what you do—the newspaper writes you up, you get invited to speak at graduation, your product gets featured on the front page of a website or blog...
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I Scoop Therefore I am: 3 Reasons To LOVE Scoopit

I Scoop Therefore I am: 3 Reasons To LOVE Scoopit | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

I Scoop Therefore I am. 3 reasons to love Scoop.it for your company, brands or personal brand. 


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Right on, Marty !
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How to Handle Technology Change at Your Nonprofit

How to Handle Technology Change at Your Nonprofit | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Here are a few lessons we've learned over the years that my help the next time you make a technology change at your nonprofit organization.

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How emotions are emerging as a competitive differentiator?

How emotions are emerging as a competitive differentiator? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

I’ll start with a real life story. The CEO of a company decided not to renew the contract with their telecommunications provider even though they were the cheapest. Puzzled by that the account manager sought to speak to the CEO and found that the reason for this decision was that the CEO’s daughter had a very bad experience with the provider on her pre-paid phone, dealing with the B2C side of the company. The CEO said that he doesn’t want to deal with a company that treats its customers that way, obviously driven by an emotional response to his daughter’s experience. While also showing the importance of having a 360 degree view of the customer, something that many telecoms miss, this story comes to say farewell to all the myths about rational decision making, especially in the B2B sector.


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Seth's Blog: The brand is a story. But it's a story about you, not about the brand.

Seth's Blog: The brand is a story. But it's a story about you, not about the brand. | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Why prefer Coke over Pepsi or GE over Samsung or Ford over Chevy? In markets that aren't natural monopolies or where there are clear, agreed-upon metrics, how do we decide? Yes, every brand has a story—that's how it goes from...

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:18 AM


Why do people choose who they are going to buy from?  Check out this short article to see why.

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What is a Natural Storyteller?

What is a Natural Storyteller? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

"You know that feeling, when you can’t wait to get home to tell your significant other about the crazy thing that just happened at work? The second you walk through the door, even before you kick off your pinchy-toe shoes, you’re saying, “You’re not going to believe this . . .” as you launch into the story, complete with revealing hand gestures, passion, and well timed pauses that effortlessly build to the riveting climax."


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 12:37 PM
And many thanks to Denyse, Comeja, Two Pen's, and Os's additional comments pointing out the value of this article.
Ally Greer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 3:29 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I love telling stories. (Usually more than once.) The above excerpt essentially describes every single day of my life. Sharing life experiences with people who mean something to me is what makes these experiences that much more exciting.


Read below, as Karen Dietz sums up my thoughts way better than I ever could. Thanks Karen and Gregg!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:11 AM
I am a Realtor not a writer. I still have to use the story in both pictures and words to tell the story of a home I am selling. It is true a picture is worth a thousand words and together a picture and a caption should be not just information but a story. Call me. I can show you the difference.
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7 Misconceptions About Cloud Computing That Could Be Holding Your Business Back | Business 2 Community

7 Misconceptions About Cloud Computing That Could Be Holding Your Business Back | Business 2 Community | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Whilst commonly painted in the press as an unreliable and risky approach to storing your data, cloud computing is actually an excellent way to create a more
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Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
We all need to get paid. But the evidence suggests it undermines our intrinsic motivations.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Great question and good research.  In my experience with most people earning a reasonable (probably above minimum wage) wad, money is one of these  "and another thing...' things. E.g, "They don't value, me praise me, give me a purpose worth believing in, and another thing, they don't pay me enough!'

HR Trend Institute's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:04 PM

You're more likely to like your job if you focus on the work itself, and less likely to enjoy it if you're focused on money

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:16 PM

Does money actually motivate or demotivate people? This is a good overview of some research on HBR blog.

 

Although, the author cannot give a clear conclusion, he does say this: "The fact that there is little evidence to show that money motivates us, and a great deal of evidence to suggest that it actually demotivates us, supports the idea that that there may be hidden costs associated with rewards." Interesting stuff!

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Those Self-Justifying Feelings | Bob Burg

Those Self-Justifying Feelings | Bob Burg | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
In Daniel Goleman's classic, Emotional Intelligence, he writes: Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and 'proofs' all their own. How

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:27 PM

Bob Burg, the author of the Go-Giver (http://tinyurl.com/cuwkdoc) is an inspiration.  This book actually made me feel like God was talking to me through the story.  I was going through an extremely difficult time and the universal lesson of giving first, before expecting to receive, was the most influential reminder I could have gotten at that time.  


Since then, my life has improved consistently.  Not only do I look to GIVE first, I am also OPEN to receiving!  


This is a great article that showcases Bob's philosophy and his ongoing work.  


Thank you Bob Burg!!!

David Hain's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:03 AM

Excellent!

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Give and Take – An Interview with Adam Grant | Bob Burg

Give and Take – An Interview with Adam Grant | Bob Burg | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Are all givers financially successful? Not necessarily. Are all givers financially unsuccessful? Not necessarily. What about takers? Or...matchers? In
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30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:52 PM

Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive changes every day over the course of at least a 30 day period.


Linda Allen's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:29 PM

I'm up for the challenge--how about you?

Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:29 AM

Sometimes we need little reminders about how to stay connected with our humanity and the humanity of others. I found this to be inspiring. 

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Launching a Blog Is Easier Than You Think

Launching a Blog Is Easier Than You Think | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Almost every week I meet someone who tells me they'd like to start a blog... some day.

The problem is that "some day" never comes. And the truth is they're okay with that. Because blogging is ha...
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INCREDIBLE: A Minute With John Maxwell, Free Coaching Video

http://JohnMaxwellTeam.com - Join the John Maxwell Team, receive free daily coaching videos from John C. Maxwell. John is an internationally recognized leade...
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Best Leadership Books for Frontline Leaders

Best Leadership Books for Frontline Leaders | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I'm always being asked for recommendations on the best leadership books for frontline leaders.  I share my favorites with you throughout my posts, so this time I thought I'd ask the Let's Grow Lead
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5 Tips To Safely Add Fun To Your Marketing ScentTrail Marketing

5 Tips To Safely Add Fun To Your Marketing ScentTrail Marketing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Why "Fun" Marketing Is TOUGH

 


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:04 PM

After reviewing http://www.thefuntheory.com/ and not having much fun it struck how hard creating "fun marketing" is. In this piece for ScentTrail Marketing I compare creating "fun marketing" to developing viral marketing. 

Turns out FUN is as elusive as viral. Here are my 5 Tips to Safely Create Fun Marketing: 

1. Create Personas.
2. Test, Test, Test.
3. Don't Try To Go "Viral".
4. Find FUN Out There. 
5. Have Some Fun Yourself. 

 

Use these tips and remember to have some fun since it is impossible to LIE for any amount of time in Internet marketing. The math and truth always wins.  

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Introducing the eFreedom App Diesel eBook Store

Introducing the eFreedom App Diesel eBook Store | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

The solution for those feeling "app overload". We've created a universal mobile app that can be reached from anything with an internet browser including your phone, PC, tablet, coffee maker, etc...


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Do We Even Need Job Titles Anymore?

Do We Even Need Job Titles Anymore? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Job titles may soon be a relic of the past. They are an artifact of the same age that gave us business cards and resumes. They came from a time when information was scarce. When there was no other way to discover who you were other than what you shared via a resume.

 

There a valuable lessons to be learned from basketball. 


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plerudulier's comment, April 14, 2013 12:31 PM
I haven't read anything but basketball strategy so isn't extending this to jobs a bit far fetched? Not that I totally reject the idea mind you, just need more material to convince me.
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The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
It's the secret to high-performing teams -- and strong marriages.

 

Which is more effective in improving team performance: using positive feedback to let people know when they're doing well, or offering constructive comments to help them when they're off track?

New research suggests that this is a trick question. The answer, as one might intuitively expect, is that both are important. But the real question is — in what proportion?


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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, April 14, 2013 8:27 PM

It's a fairly obvious notion, but people do perform better when there is a generous sprinkling of criticism.  It works well for children too.  And why not?

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Why We Choose Joomla! Over Drupal and Wordpress - OpenPotion Website Design

Why We Choose Joomla! Over Drupal and Wordpress - OpenPotion Website Design | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
In the world of Content Management Systems there is some serious competition.  We often get asked why we focus on Joomla! rather than other l...
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9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The most extraordinary professional relationships are built by ordinary actions like these.

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Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things

Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Seemingly every day there’s a new article or blog post imploring you to learn how to code. “Those who code have the power to transform their dreams into reality.” “Coding will help you keep [your j...
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We all can benefit from getting an understanding of coding, if for no other reason, so we can have informed conversations with our Tech contractors and Consultants and be able to gauge the real scope of a project.

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Seth's Blog: "One of us is wrong...

Seth's Blog: "One of us is wrong... | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
and it's not me." That's the way every single conflict begins. Of course it does, because if it didn't, it wouldn't be a conflict, would it? So, given that the other person is sure you're wrong, what are you going...
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