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Collaboration is the New Competition

Collaboration is the New Competition | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems.
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Why Organizations Are the Way They Are

Why Organizations Are the Way They Are | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
An interview with Tim Sullivan, editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and coauthor of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office.
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A written transcript will be available by January 17.
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Debunking the Myths of the First 100 Days

Debunking the Myths of the First 100 Days | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
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Question the conventional rules about taking command of a business. Some of them are seriously misguided and need replacing by up-to-date guidelines.
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Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013 | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions.
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A New Way to Network Inside Your Company

A New Way to Network Inside Your Company | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Breaking down functional silos is key to everything from encouraging communication to building valuable connections to sparking innovation. But, as we all know, bridging interdepartmental chasms is far easier said than done.
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The Power of Your Network is the "Ask"

The Power of Your Network is the "Ask" | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
One of the biggest assets in anyone's life is a generous network. It is a gift that grows simply by sharing it.
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'An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove': Challenges Facing Chinese Female Managers

'An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove': Challenges Facing Chinese Female Managers | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Chinese female executives face a variety of management challenges in a traditionally patriarchal society, even though a number of influences -- such as the Communist Party's efforts to promote gender equality, China's rapid modernization and the...
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Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something

Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Imagine that an electric company wants to build a loud, ugly power line on your property. They ask, "How much would we need to pay you to make this happen?" You'd probably demand a lot of money.
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Making Process Planning Cool Again

Making Process Planning Cool Again | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Processes are, if not under attack, then falling out of fashion among a certain type of business cognoscenti. Planning is out. "Planning to learn" is in.
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How Deloitte Made Learning a Game

How Deloitte Made Learning a Game | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
"Training is a funny thing," James Sanders, Manager of Innovation at Deloitte Consulting, told me recently.
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How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor

How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Meaningful innovation requires sponsorship. It always has.
In 1959, one of the most important economists you've never heard of — Edith Penrose — pointed out as much by chronicling the nature of firm evolution.
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The Future of You

The Future of You | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Economic and technological changes are reshaping the nature of work.
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Managing Idiosyncratic Talent

Managing Idiosyncratic Talent | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Robert D. Austin, Dean of the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick, explains how Dutch software tester Specialisterne maintains a diverse and productive workforce.
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Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013

Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013 | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
A generation ago, incumbents that struggled to respond to disruptive innovations had an excuse.
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Morning Advantage: What New CEOs Should Do First

Morning Advantage: What New CEOs Should Do First | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
New research out of BCG suggests that many commonly held beliefs about what new CEOs should do in their first 100 days are dangerously over-simplistic.
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Newly Appointed Business Leaders Would Be Wise to Question Conventional Wisdom

Newly Appointed Business Leaders Would Be Wise to Question Conventional Wisdom | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
BOSTON, January 03, 2013— During their 100-day honeymoon period, many new CEOs like to initiate bold actions and thereby make an early impact—which does not always equate to a long-lasting impact, unfortunately.
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How to Handle Tears at Work

How to Handle Tears at Work | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Anne Kreamer, author of It's Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplace, shares best practices for handling emotions at the office.
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Design an Organization that Makes a Difference

Design an Organization that Makes a Difference | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Christian Busch, cofounder of Sandbox, built his company to offer innovators a vehicle for doing good.
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The search for a sustainable banking model

The search for a sustainable banking model | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
To secure future growth, banks must fundamentally transform their economics, businesses, and cultures.
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How to Make a Change that Lasts

How to Make a Change that Lasts | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
So another new year has dawned, you have things in your life you'd definitely like to change, but you know from long experience that traditional New Year's resolutions aren't going to get you very far.
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On Project Management: Competency or Career Path?

Many engineering and R&D oriented companies have 3 technical career paths: individual technical professional, management, and project/program management.  With respect to project management, however, many of our clients struggle with whether to...
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This is Your Wakeup Call on Employee Privacy

This is Your Wakeup Call on Employee Privacy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
With social networking and other electronic communications making employees' actions and attitudes more visible than ever to employers, it's clear that a big change in the relationship between work and private life is well underway.
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How Collaboration Tools Can Improve Knowledge Work

How Collaboration Tools Can Improve Knowledge Work | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
As we automate more and more routine work, generating ever greater volumes of digital data, managers are focusing ever more on supporting knowledge workers — which these days is just about everybody.
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Build Relationships with Your Staff, for the Brain’s Sake

Build Relationships with Your Staff, for the Brain’s Sake | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I can’t stand it when a manager, hearing me broach the importance of building trusting relationships with their employees, blurts out the tired old term, touchy-feely.
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Five Things Smart Leaders Should Do In December to Ensure Success In the New Year

Five Things Smart Leaders Should Do In December to Ensure Success In the New Year | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
With the year winding down, most business people are planning to do one of two things the last week of December: use up their remaining vacation days by taking time off or head into the office.  If you’re in the latter group, consider yourself in...
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