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An Unshared Vision is Blindness

An Unshared Vision is Blindness | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The business world is a different animal than it was 20 or 30 years ago, and for the most part that’s a very good thing.
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Developing Leaders for the Horizon

Developing Leaders for the Horizon | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
They say Wayne Gretzky was a step ahead of other players because he skated to where the puck was going to be. Are you developing your up-and-coming leaders for where your markets and your environment are going to be?
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M&A Can Succeed If Acquirers Limit the Seller’s Share of Synergies

M&A Can Succeed If Acquirers Limit the Seller’s Share of Synergies | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Munich, March 27, 2013—Companies that engage in mergers and acquisitions  often justify the deals by pointing to the potential synergies that transactions will unlock.
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How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
You are holding your weekly team leadership meeting. You are discussing with your direct reports how to handle the project delays that have caused the team to miss its quarterly numbers.
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:21 PM

Worth a read through for good context on team and systems thinking to recast the adage, "praise in public and criticize in private." ~ Deb

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2013: McKinsey Global Survey results

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2013: McKinsey Global Survey results | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Executives report better conditions at home and in the global economy, but they also expect political and governmental issues to pose risks to growth.
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Getting Crazy Ideas Off the Ground

Getting Crazy Ideas Off the Ground | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
How you manage the period between when an insight is first generated and when a concept is judged ready for development is the key to getting discontinuous innovation off the ground.
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Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
While most managers complain about being overloaded with responsibilities, very few are willing to give up any of them.
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David Hain's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:30 AM

To bring the right changes about, we need to say no more to the wrong changes.

Sayadi Fouad's curator insight, March 29, 2013 7:13 PM

résistance au changement ?

 

Kristen E. Sukalac's comment, April 13, 2013 11:22 AM
We're working with a client trade association to overhaul their governance, which has been pieced together over the years and never re-thought in a coherent way. One of our observations was that the working committees should be taken out of the governance and report to a governing body instead since there had been confusion about when activities were truly mandated and ready for public consumption. Immediate reaction: but how will the committee chairs feel about being demoted?????
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Simplifying IT Complexity a Major Opportunity for Many Companies

Simplifying IT Complexity a Major Opportunity for Many Companies | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
BOSTON, March 21, 2013—Too much complexity in a company's IT environment can drive up the company's IT costs materially.
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How To Really Measure a Company's Innovation Prowess

How To Really Measure a Company's Innovation Prowess | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Who is the world's most innovative company? The editors of Fast Company say Nike. Last year, number crunchers at Forbes found that Salesforce.com is the company with the highest "Innovation Premium" baked into its stock price.
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Take Control of Your Time

Take Control of Your Time | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
An interview with Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder and CEO of Real Life E and author of The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment.
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A written transcript will be available by March 29.
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The Best Companies Combine Marketing and Strategy

The Best Companies Combine Marketing and Strategy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
My dear friend AG Lafley and I have written a book called Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works and we are gratified by all of the positive reviews — The Economist, the Financial Times, Fortune, etc.
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For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots

For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
More than ever before, people see through the self-serving tactics and techniques that others use to persuade them. They don't like being pushed, played or nudged to comply, and they resist and resent agenda-driven influencers.
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Transforming a Company Is Daunting, But You Can Prepare for It

Transforming a Company Is Daunting, But You Can Prepare for It | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
There's no harder job for a corporate leader than transformation.
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Evolution of the networked enterprise: McKinsey Global Survey results

Evolution of the networked enterprise: McKinsey Global Survey results | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Executives report that the adoption of social-media tools at their companies is high—and that this usage could spur additional benefits.
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Give Workers the Power to Choose: Cave or Commons

Give Workers the Power to Choose: Cave or Commons | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Not so long ago occupying the "corner office" was a sign that managers had reached the pinnacle of status in their organizations.
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When Data Visualization Works — And When It Doesn't

When Data Visualization Works — And When It Doesn't | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I am uncomfortable with the growing emphasis on big data and its stylist, visualization. Don't get me wrong — I love infographic representations of large data sets.
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Great Leaders Use Honesty to Help Their Successors

Great Leaders Use Honesty to Help Their Successors | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Jack Ma, the founder and long-time CEO of Chinese web company, Alibaba, recently announced that he is stepping down as CEO, and now we have learned that Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi will become chief executive of the company in May.
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The Most Effective Strategies for Success

The Most Effective Strategies for Success | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
For years, I've been trying to convince people that success is not about who you are, but about what you do.
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Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement

Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Companies must incorporate interaction with stakeholders into decision making at every level of the organization.
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Preparing for Inevitable Cultural Faux Pas

Preparing for Inevitable Cultural Faux Pas | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Mohammed Abdullah fixed his tie, took a deep breath, and walked into the room. This was his second interview, and he wanted to make it a good one.
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A Bizspeak Blacklist

A Bizspeak Blacklist | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying to be best-of-breed at outside-the-box thinking or simply incentivizing colleagues to achieve a paradigm shift in core-performance value-adds.
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The Value of a Good Visual: Immediacy

The Value of a Good Visual: Immediacy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Our brains are meant to see in pictures. Grids and columns of data, while ubiquitous, make it very difficult to see trends or patterns.
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Reassessing the Impact of Interim CEOs

Reassessing the Impact of Interim CEOs | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Temporary appointments rarely result in poor firm performance.
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The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
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.
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The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments

The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Amanda Cox has been a graphics editor at the New York Times for eight years. Trained as a statistician, Cox develops visualizations across platforms, from simple print infographics to highly complex online interactive data tools.
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