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How to Have a Year that Matters

How to Have a Year that Matters | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Let's cut the crap. Life is short, you have less time than you think, and there are no baby unicorns coming to save you. So rather than doling out craptastic advice to you about Making!! It!! To!! The!
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Unilever's Pakistan Country Manager on Promoting More Women

Unilever's Pakistan Country Manager on Promoting More Women | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
"Pakistan is a highly complex and ambiguous country," Ehsan Malik, Country Manager for Unilever Pakistan, told me.
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What If You Could Truly Be Yourself at Work?

What If You Could Truly Be Yourself at Work? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
For two years now, we have been holding regular "community" meetings at our office to give team members an opportunity to check in about how they're doing, not just professionally but also personally.
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The Obnoxious Job Candidate Who Looked So Good on Paper

The Obnoxious Job Candidate Who Looked So Good on Paper | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
"I flew this guy in for an interview from the west coast, with high hopes that I'd hire him as my new BizDev VP," my friend Martin said. "Total train wreck, when I actually sat down with him." I could tell he was frustrated.
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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I've never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well.
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Make Agility Part of Your Process

Make Agility Part of Your Process | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Rational managers for the past thirty years have tightly focused on efficiency, cost cutting, and day-to-day execution — perhaps to a fault.
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Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge

Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Forty years ago, British economist E.F. Schumacher, one of the fathers of the Green movement, declared that "small is beautiful" and called for "a new orientation of science and technology towards the organic, the gentle, the non-violent, the...
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Transform 2013 by Turning Goals into Questions

Transform 2013 by Turning Goals into Questions | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Transitions are ideal times to create multi-faceted change in our lives. Moving across four different countries and three different continents during the past seven years has made that truth crystal clear for my family.
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Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down

Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I knew right away, when you walked in here with a paper notebook — a paper notebook! — I realized that this meeting was not going to be a good use of our time.
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Making time management the organization's priority

Making time management the organization's priority | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
To stop wasting a finite resource, companies should tackle time problems systematically rather than leave them to individuals.
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Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I find myself, probably like many of you, spending way too much time in front of my computer.
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To Increase Innovation, Take the Sting Out of Failure

To Increase Innovation, Take the Sting Out of Failure | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
"We need more innovation around here. We need people to think more creatively and be more entrepreneurial. I've been saying this for the last couple years, and yet very little seems to be changing.
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The Most Innovative Companies 2012

The Most Innovative Companies 2012 | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
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BCG reveals the 50 companies that global executives ranked as the most innovative.
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Placing Strategic Bets in the Face of Uncertainty

Placing Strategic Bets in the Face of Uncertainty | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular opinion, strategy is not about turning uncertainty into certainty. Lots of bureaucratically inclined board members and corporate executives want and expect this to be the case.
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Why you need to fail to have a great career

Why you need to fail to have a great career | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
At TEDxUW 2011, economics professor Larry Smith gave a memorable talk titled, “Why you will fail to have a great career.” Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great careerThe hilarious talk takes aim at people and the incredible excuses they...
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Compromise Requires Relationships (Not Friendships)

Compromise Requires Relationships (Not Friendships) | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
To work out differences and get things done, people in organizations need to work together. To foster this kind of collaboration, managers need to develop personal relationships — and some amount of trust — with potential partners.
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Making internal collaboration work: An interview with Don Tapscott

Making internal collaboration work: An interview with Don Tapscott | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The author and strategist describes why effective knowledge management within enterprises requires replacing e-mail with social media.
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Control the Controllable

Control the Controllable | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it – Charles R. Swindoll A story is told of two men who lived in a small village who got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they went to the town sage.
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Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code

Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
An interview with John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.
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A written transcript will be available by January 25.
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You're Rude Because Your Boss Is Rude

You're Rude Because Your Boss Is Rude | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
What drives employees to be rude?
Over 60% blame their bad behavior on being overloaded at work. They say they have no time to be nice.
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The Catch-22 of Being a Female Boss

The Catch-22 of Being a Female Boss | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The careers for most women follow an expected trajectory: We begin in our 20s, surrounded by young colleagues of both sexes; move into our 30s, when some of us leave entirely or shift to reduced hours to raise families; then throttle on through our...
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Allies and Adversaries: 2013 BCG Global Challengers

Allies and Adversaries: 2013 BCG Global Challengers | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
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Global challengers have arrived. These companies from rapidly developing economies are not curiosities operating just within the peripheral vision of the executives leading multinationals.
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Don't Hire the Perfect Candidate

Don't Hire the Perfect Candidate | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Companies often throw good money after bad when looking for the perfect candidate for an open position.
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Leadership Development: If Not Now; When?

Leadership Development: If Not Now; When? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better – Bill Bradley In a column for the Harvard Business Review Blog Network, (http://bit.ly/UDGyUE) Jack Zenger unveiled a startling and troubling fact; we wait too long to train leaders.
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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, the BBC asked me to come in for a radio interview.
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