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Passed Over for a Promotion? How Companies Can Retain the Runner-up

Passed Over for a Promotion? How Companies Can Retain the Runner-up | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Losing out on a promotion is tough, and being passed over for a high-level position in favor of another candidate -- either external or internal -- can be a deal breaker for even the most loyal company soldiers.
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Stop Listening to Your Customers

Stop Listening to Your Customers | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
What will persuade you?
Every business is interested in what influences and persuades their customers and consumers, and one of the more common strategies to eliciting this information is to simply ask them.
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Leadership and management should be linked together, not separated.

Leadership and management should be linked together, not separated. | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Leaders are celebrated, while managers are often criticized, but a combination of the two could be just what the economy needs.
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The Networking Payoff

The Networking Payoff | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
As Facebook users check for friends’ latest updates, they’re also exposed to the advertisements that the social networking site pulls into their feeds. How effective is this?
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Inside PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Annual CEO Survey

Inside PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Annual CEO Survey | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
PriceWaterhouseCoopers unveiled their annual CEO survey at this year's meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos. The survey offers a broad sentiment sample from over 1300 CEOs from 68 countries.
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Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education

Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The advent of massively open online classes (MOOCs) is the single most important technological development of the millennium so far. I say this for two main reasons.
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Six Secrets to Doing Less

Six Secrets to Doing Less | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Business leaders today need to cut through the noise when developing their innovation strategies, using the art of subtraction to reveal the quiet truth.
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Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy

Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take note.
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Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots

Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
We have many ways to describe the common belief that a person's behavior is relatively fixed: "A leopard can't change his spots." "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." You could probably add a few more old saws yourself.
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Five of Steve Jobs's Biggest Mistakes

Five of Steve Jobs's Biggest Mistakes | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
It's a great disservice to everyone, especially young people, that the stories that we often hear about the most accomplished entrepreneurs sound so effortless.
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Avoiding the consensus-earnings trap

Avoiding the consensus-earnings trap | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The promise of meeting or beating consensus estimates and the peril of missing them are profoundly overstated.
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Where Your Cubicle Came From

Where Your Cubicle Came From | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
People have been trying to reform the office, it seems, since the office first appeared. Who was A Christmas Carol's Bob Cratchit but an early office reformer, whining for heat so that his ink didn't freeze?
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The High Cost of Rudeness at Work

The High Cost of Rudeness at Work | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
An interview with Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and coauthor of the article The Price of Incivility.
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A written transcript will be available by February 1.
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Is It Time to Quit Your Job?

Is It Time to Quit Your Job? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Everyone has bad days at work or even long periods when they feel disheartened about their job. But how do you know the difference between ordinary, occasional dissatisfaction and a genuine mismatch?
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Communicate Your Strategy Directly from the Top – Don’t “Cascade” it

Communicate Your Strategy Directly from the Top – Don’t “Cascade” it | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
When presenting the Evaluate to Win™ system, I always get a positive response from executives with the idea of aligning every employee’s efforts with corporate strategies and priorities. It’s called “embedding” your strategy.
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The Two Choices to Make in Strategy

The Two Choices to Make in Strategy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Roger Martin, coauthor of Playing to Win, simplifies successful strategizing to two decisions.
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7 talks with big ideas for hiring

7 talks with big ideas for hiring | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Some employees can work 9am to 5pm, five days a week. Others are available on evenings and weekends.
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Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines

Manufacturing Jobs and the Rise of the Machines | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The story of how technological progress is affecting employment — whether, in other words, the robots are eating our jobs — is clearly an important one. But who's telling it correctly?
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The Real Reason Organizations Resist Analytics

The Real Reason Organizations Resist Analytics | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
While discussing a Harvard colleague's world-class work on how big data and analytics transform public sector effectiveness, I couldn't help but ask: How many public school systems had reached out to him for advice?
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Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best

Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
If I see one more article or blog post about how you should never be "critical" or "negative" when giving feedback to an employee or colleague (or, for that matter, your children), I think my head will explode.
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12 Conversation Crushers

12 Conversation Crushers | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
To build rapport, relationships and to connect with customers, co-workers family and friends it’s important to watch what you say and how you say it.
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Stop Focusing on Your Performance

Stop Focusing on Your Performance | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The night before our wedding, Eleanor and I stood awkwardly in the center of a large room, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. There was no particular reason to be uncomfortable; this was just a rehearsal.
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Don't Make Assumptions About the Next Generation; Invest in It

Don't Make Assumptions About the Next Generation; Invest in It | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Depending on where you draw the line, I'm either a very young baby boomer or a very old member of Generation X. These generations hold the majority of executive leadership positions across sectors. In other words, we're in charge.
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Nine Techniques for Overcoming Change Resistance

Nine Techniques for Overcoming Change Resistance | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Our other article on Strategies for Managing Resistance to Change explained the four types of resistance and the six classic strategies for dealing with resistance.
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Creative Destruction Visits the MBA

Creative Destruction Visits the MBA | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I recently wrote a blog post about the forces of competition and market change that are affecting the legal profession, causing many firms to now take the once unthinkable step of letting even senior partners go if they can't produce sufficient...
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