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HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses

HR Strange But True - Study Identifies 12 Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

“When people were asked to chronicle their worst boss, they either cited lack of character or competency,” said Longenecker. “When we teach leadership, we now focus on character and competency. The list of bad traits leans very heavily towards character issues.”


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:00 PM

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Here are Longenecker’s 12 characteristics of really bad bosses:

~Are arrogant, prideful, inflexible, and always right.

~Are unprincipled, untrustworthy, misrepresent the truth, and lie.

~Fail to create clear direction and clarify performance expectations.

~Are ineffective at providing effective performance feedback and recognition.

~Are really bad communicators.

~Are erratic and have unpredictable behavior and moods.

~Take credit and avoid blame.

~Do not plan effectively and are crisis driven.

~Do not develop their people or help them get ahead.

~Do not solve problems or improve processes.

~Are technically incompetent and lack talent.

~Make unwise, ill-informed, and ineffective decisions.

David Hain's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:58 PM

Good list - easy to do a self-evaluation (honest of course) or even better, a 360.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:05 PM

We've all got a list, what's on yours?

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Edge online - Management - Performance - The smile factor: Positivity and productivity

Edge online - Management - Performance - The smile factor: Positivity and productivity | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
New ILM research shows that being happy and positive has a direct impact on productivity.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 8:33 AM

Not surprised but grateful for the evidence base to accompany my instinctive beliefs.

Fred Zimny's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:54 AM

Smile and even better laughter!

ThinDifference's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:32 AM

Happiness matters!

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Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business?

Is Your Terrible Culture Killing Your Business? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
I recently reached out to an executive who operates a pediatric practice to learn how he manages his company culture.

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7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Human Communication

7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Human Communication | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
One thing that many successful people have in common is a mastery of human communication. What’s interesting, though, is how little we seem to value it as a society.

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JoKRs's comment, March 20, 2013 1:14 AM
http://www.google.com
George Argo's comment, March 20, 2013 3:41 AM
Really
George Argo's comment, March 20, 2013 3:41 AM
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The Empath Blues: 4 ways to relieve Emotional Fatigue - EliseLebeau.com

The Empath Blues: 4 ways to relieve Emotional Fatigue - EliseLebeau.com | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Do you suffer from the Empath blues?

Impaired Empaths have a high risk of experiencing “unexplainable sadness”. Constantly feeling the negative emotions of others can trigger a form of emotional exhaustion where nothing feel good anymore. Here’s how to spot and alleviate “emotional fatigue”.  

 

by Elise Lebeau


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Storytelling Tips for Leaders - No. 1 Spotting Stories

http://www.anecdote.com/StorytellingForLeaders You can't get the benefits of storytelling without telling stories. So the first step is getting good at spott...

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Marty Koenig's comment, March 9, 2013 12:13 PM
Right on, I call it THE BIG WHY.
Karen Dietz's comment, March 10, 2013 11:22 AM
Love it Marty!
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Om je visie als leider goed over te kunnen brengen is een goede story belangrijk - on- en offline! Hier een paar handige tips om in de gaten te hebben of je het eigenlijk wel een verhaal is - of alleen een promotie-praatje...

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Part 1: Pin Like A Pro: How to Pin on Pinterest - Edmund Lee | Social Media Strategist | Social Media Coaching | Social Media Training | EdmundSLee.com

Part 1: Pin Like A Pro: How to Pin on Pinterest - Edmund Lee | Social Media Strategist | Social Media Coaching | Social Media Training | EdmundSLee.com | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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Nonprofits Raise the Social Networking Bar

Nonprofits Raise the Social Networking Bar | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
A recent survey shows social networking has become a key low-cost marketing tool for many nonprofits, with many updating their feeds multiple times per day.
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Future of Engagement #6: Social Curation

Future of Engagement #6: Social Curation | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Media, organizations and brands curate content to drive social engagement. What is Social Curation? Social curation involves aggregating, organizing and sharing content created by others to add context, narrative and meaning to it.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:49 AM

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Finally, changemakers, artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations are using social curation in many meaningful ways. Changemakers are curating stories to put a spotlight on important issues.

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How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap

How to Break Out of the 'Female Entrepreneur' Trap | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Want to succeed as a female founder? Quit talking about being a female founder.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:22 AM

Are you trapped? 

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5 Indications the Feedback is Not About You

5 Indications the Feedback is Not About You | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Have you ever received frustrating feedback? Have you ever wanted to shout, “are you freaking serious?…” “Have you looked at the impact YOU are making?”  ”I don&...
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:26 AM

“It’s Not About You” Feedback Indicators

 

~The feedback-giver is insecure and uncomfortable (warning, there could still be stuff to learn)

 

~The feedback is inconsistent with all other sources (ahh, but perhaps they have a different perspective)

 

~You have other signs that they don’t have your best interest at heart (are you sure?)

 

~You aren’t in the right job, but they are trying to mold you in (oops, this is about you, but the feedback will feel wrong… find a more aligned job)

 

~Okay, the guy’s just a jerk (sometimes that’s true)?

 

~What would you add? -- check out the article  :)

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10 TED Talks to Help You Reimagine Your Business

10 TED Talks to Help You Reimagine Your Business | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
One TEDster's top picks on business, leadership, and becoming a better global citizen.
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A Quarter for a Tale: The "Business Storytelling" Warning Label

A Quarter for a Tale: The "Business Storytelling" Warning Label | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Article: "The Warning Label for Business Storytelling" http://t.co/lhFGgnP30w

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:29 PM

Biz Story colleague Sean Buvala wrote this piece and it brought a grin to my face -- because IT IS TRUE!!


So glad he put together a biz storytelling warning label for us all. Good job Sean!


Unlike those annoying warning labels that come with every pillow you buy (and quickly remove at home), keep this one about storytelling front and center.


If you don't you'll be sorry.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 3, 2013 1:34 AM

Yeah, normal... too great a dose of everything is dangerous... be it positivity, story-telling, practically anything... "The dose makes the poison..." Like it...

Karen Dietz's comment, March 3, 2013 5:44 PM
Thank you for the commen Miklos and glad you found the post valuable!
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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 28, 2013 4:40 AM

From the article:

 

What Is Feedback, Anyway?

The term feedback is often used to describe all kinds of comments made after the fact, including advice, praise, and evaluation. But none of these are feedback, strictly speaking.

 

 

Basically, feedback is information about how we are doing in our efforts to reach a goal.

 

I hit a tennis ball with the goal of keeping it in the court, and I see where it lands—in or out.

 

I tell a joke with the goal of making people laugh, and I observe the audience's reaction—they laugh loudly or barely snicker.

 

I teach a lesson with the goal of engaging students, and I see that some students have their eyes riveted on me while others are nodding off.

Les Howard's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:34 AM

Very important points - great article

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Digital Leadership Defined

Digital Leadership Defined | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When I looked up the term “digital citizenship”, the first definition that I found was the following: …teaching users the rules of good citizenship online; this usually includes e...
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5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

5 Characteristics of a Change Agent | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by visualpanic (change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change… In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated...

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Social Learning - What is it?

www.fusion-universal.com This is the first video in a three part series exploring the concept of social learning. http://www.fusion-universal.com/ (Great overview of social learning and the rise of video content.

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Education & Instructional Design Librarian - HigherEdJobs

Jobs in higher education. Faculty and administrative positions at colleges and universities. Updated daily. Free to job seekers.

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Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time

Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Effective time management is constantly making effective decisions to direct your time toward the activities that are most important in hitting your goals.  

 

Never say you don't have time!


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Storytelling in Fundraising: When Your Donor Responds with These Five Simple Words, You’ve Succeeded

Storytelling in Fundraising: When Your Donor Responds with These Five Simple Words, You’ve Succeeded | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Books and articles on storytelling and narrative in fundraising are proliferating nearly as quickly as bad storytelling and narrative in fundraising (could there be a connection?). In an effort to ...
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How to promote an event using social media

How to promote an event using social media | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Holding an event? Wondering how to best promote it? There is certainly one thing you that cannot afford to ignore – Social media. Social media is an amazingly p ...
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Simone Favaro's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:26 AM

Lets go practice!

Christine A. Dawson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:48 AM

Excellent social media tips to ensure that your events reach the widest possible audience.

Charles Lipshay's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:46 PM

Everybody is going it and the the market overflow.

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I.T. Managers Struggle to Contain Corporate Data in the Mobile Age

I.T. Managers Struggle to Contain Corporate Data in the Mobile Age | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Employees who put company information online with their smartphones create a tricky problem for I.T. departments: how to protect corporate data without hindering employees’ work.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:05 AM

Security was one of the issues covered in our recent Planning Interview about Mobile Campus Computing with Colin Currie, CIO of Princeton University.

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IT Managers du mal à contenir des données d'entreprise dans l'ère mobile.

"Les employés qui ont mis en ligne information d'entreprise avec leurs smartphones créer un problème épineux pour les services informatiques: comment protéger les données d'entreprise sans entraver le travail des employés".

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How to Keep the Ideas Flowing When You’re Put in Charge

How to Keep the Ideas Flowing When You’re Put in Charge | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When we feel secure in our new position, it can free us to take bolder, more innovative action.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 4, 2013 5:31 AM

(From the article): Being in a position of power certainly changes you - not necessarily in an evil way, but research shows there is a definite shift in how you perceive the world around you when you're the one in the driver's seat. You think in a more abstract, big-picture way. You become more optimistic, more comfortable with risk, and more open to new possibilities. 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:35 AM

When the powerful can become the powerless, and vice versa, psychologists call it an "unstable power hierarchy."

 

If you are operating in that kind of environment and staying powerful and influential is your primary focus, then feelings of power can actually make you more conservative. 

 

When you don't want to lose the power you've worked so hard to attain, you avoid risks and potential mistakes, and your creativity is diminished.

 

So if you are at the top of your game and your position is essentially irrevocable or at least particularly secure (think Steve Jobs or Richard Branson) your creativity will flourish.

When you don't want to lose the power, you avoid risks and your creativity is diminished.

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Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image

Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Blog is marketing and communications insights from the edge. Mitch Joel will unravel the complex world of digital marketing and social media with the perspective of a digital marketing agency.
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Seth's Blog: "I'm making money, why do more?"

Seth's Blog: "I'm making money, why do more?" | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Because more than you need to makes it personal. Because work that belongs to you, by choice, is the first step to making art. Because the choice to do more brings passion to your life and it makes you more...
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