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How Organizational Hubs Encourage and Enhance Collaboration

How Organizational Hubs Encourage and Enhance Collaboration | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Collaboration has a cost. It requires time and, in some cases, significant effort. When it comes to connections, more is often not merrier.
As a result, people prioritize.
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The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea. But when it comes to the critical presentation phase, how do you earn the support of decision makers in the room?
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IT Has Finally Cracked the C-Suite

IT Has Finally Cracked the C-Suite | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been having a very hard time talking to students, executives, and business leaders about information technology.
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Creating partnerships for sustainability

Creating partnerships for sustainability | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly expected to join with other organizations—both public and private—to address social and environmental problems. Here are seven ways to make such alliances successful.
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Don't Let Insecurity Infect Your Business

Don't Let Insecurity Infect Your Business | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
How to convert extraordinary behaviors into ordinary parts of your culture.
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Beware the CEO Who Is Showered with Awards

Beware the CEO Who Is Showered with Awards | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Firms run by CEOs who had won major awards (such as CEO of the year) showed significant declines in stock prices, return on assets, and ability to meet market earnings expectations in the 3 years after the awards were won, according to research...
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Navigating Innovation's Perilous First Mile

Navigating Innovation's Perilous First Mile | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Innovation expert Scott D. Anthony has a toolkit for surviving the wreck-strewn entrepreneurial journey, from initial concept to reality.
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How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
It’s nearly impossible to escape a meeting or conference call without someone touting the virtues of collaboration.
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Millennials Are Entering a Changed Workplace. Not.

Millennials Are Entering a Changed Workplace. Not. | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Discomfiting StatisticsWhat’s Wrong with Millennial Employment, in Three ChartsFortuneSometimes the U.S. government’s exhaustively and exhaustingly dry reports yield startling results, as Fortune discovered.
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Stop Hiring and Start Attracting Talent

Stop Hiring and Start Attracting Talent | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Building a great team starts with being a great leader.
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Resumes Are Messing Up Hiring

Resumes Are Messing Up Hiring | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
While we are surrounded by a wave of new disruptive technologies and apps, HR still hasn’t improved how it evaluates the prospective workforce.
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What Made a Great Leader in 1776

What Made a Great Leader in 1776 | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The ordinarily decisive George Washington was paralyzed by indecision. It was the summer of 1776, and the Continental Army was being routed by the British in New York.
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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas?
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Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference

Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Many of us are uncomfortable speaking with people of higher status. We can feel self-conscious, unsure of what to say, and afraid what we’re going to say — or what we’re saying — is the wrong thing.
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Change Your Stories, Change Your Organization

Change Your Stories, Change Your Organization | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Organizational narratives are the manifestation of the shared beliefs an organization holds about itself as a collective.
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Lead Without Trying So Hard

Lead Without Trying So Hard | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In early 2011, I gave a TEDx speech. Because I wanted my ideas around dreaming and disrupting to come alive in a way that’s not possible in writing – and because of my nagging performance anxiety – I started working with a speech coach.
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Strategies to Promote Women Should Vary Across Cultures

Strategies to Promote Women Should Vary Across Cultures | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The proportion of women in the leadership ranks of organizations remains low around the world but, from country to country, there is surprising divergence.
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3 Reasons You Underestimate Risk

3 Reasons You Underestimate Risk | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In hindsight, many risks seem obvious.  And when we do take the time to evaluate potential risks, there is often not much that is profound about them.  Yet so many of us fall prey to unforeseen risks, believing that they came out of nowhere or that...
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Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far

Adapt to a New Culture – but Don’t Go Too Far | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
One of the most popular pieces of advice that people receive when operating across cultures is, “When in Rome, Act Like the Romans.” This advice essentially means that in order to be successful in a situation different from your own, you need to...
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Achieving success in large, complex software projects

Achieving success in large, complex software projects | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Using cross-functional teams to break down silos improves the chances of success when building highly complicated systems.
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Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness

Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Neuroscience shows why the practice of pride builders can help you build a high-performance culture.
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Preparing to make big-ticket investment decisions

Preparing to make big-ticket investment decisions | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
When the stakes couldn’t be higher, the quality of the decision making can make all the difference. Process improvements can help.
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Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. In virtually every case we hear something like this: “I have an idea for a new product (or process, system, program,...
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The Collaboration Mandate

The Collaboration Mandate | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In projects, like sports, the most talented players don't guarantee a great team. The best teams are committed to overall - not individual - success. But this type of collaboration doesn't happen on its own.
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Boards Still Don’t See the Value of Digital

Boards Still Don’t See the Value of Digital | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Companies across the world are ramping up their digital initiatives, according to a new survey from McKinsey, with the C-suite increasingly leading the way.
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The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations

The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
We have our work cut out for us when it comes to navigating complex problems, in large part because we are hard-wired to seek certainty as quickly as possible.
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