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The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.

 

In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.

 

Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 7:49 PM

Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:29 PM
Are you a coachable leader?  I meet some of the criteria
Bryan Worn's curator insight, February 14, 3:22 PM

All so true , however the key word is that they PRACTICE them.

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Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction. 

 

Whatever your opinion of Musk's plans, his presentation of them was rhetorically effective—and a memorable departure from the tech leader's notoriously dispassionate Twitter voice. In introducing his Mars plan, Musk tapped into two foundational emotions that every effective leader should know how to activate: hope and fear. Here's how.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 11, 2016 5:49 PM

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that without exploiting it.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:39 AM

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How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel

How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Feeling stressed lately? Chances are you're not alone. We carry varying degrees of stress around with us all the time—sometimes more, sometimes less. Does that pressure make us more productive or less? As with so many aspects of human psychology, the answer is: It depends. But what it depends on is something called the Yerkes-Dodson curve, a theory that dates back to 1908. Here's how understanding it can help you channel the stress you may be feeling into energy to get things done.

 

The Yerkes-Dodson curve relates the amount of motivational energy, called "arousal," a person may possess to how well they'll perform at a given task. The basic idea is that at low levels of arousal, people don't perform particularly well. In this state, people aren't all that motivated to get much done. That helps explain why being totally stress-free can breed laziness or complacency, and also why some of your most productive days are those when the clock is ticking for you to wrap up a big projec


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 30, 2016 4:20 AM
Stress, surprisingly is a precursor for success! Some of the best art forms were produced in times of stress. The poet P.B. Shelley wrote 'Ode to the Westwind' when he was undergoing a lot of difficulties in life. The poem was to become one of the best works of poetry. It is for this reason that we need to understand that stress can be turned around and made into a tool for promoting success!
Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 30, 2016 3:34 PM
Interesting... I always thought the whole 'I work well under pressure' was a bit of a cliché but it turns out to be true
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 1, 2016 5:57 AM

Post very interesting, revealing some aspects that I did not know about productivity. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish, more about business management can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people

A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness, and status, we have lost our authenticity.

 

We have lost morals and what it means to be ourselves. So many are caught up in following the crowd they have gotten lost in it. How can any type of true success come from being a follower?

 

Followers are lost to their authenticity and are chasers of "status" and "wealth." Followers are competitive, insecure, and consistently positioning and provoking to one-up each other. The stand-out successes we all admire are not in the crowd, they aren’t chasing cash, or being cool.

 

It doesn’t mean they don’t love nice things or indulge in them; it means they approach success from a different mindset.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 25, 2016 11:13 AM
A psychologist shares the 10 qualities of the most authentic people
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:11 AM

Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in self-knowledge, please visit http://conexaoavatar.com

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A Single Transformational Question

A Single Transformational Question | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
One of the great gifts you give team members is opportunity to reflect on their journey. "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." Peter Drucker Leaders energize teams when they help team members bring their best selves to work. A single transformational question: “What are you…

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How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups

How Women Leaders Emerge From Leaderless Groups | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

In spite of a significant imbalance between male and female leaders in business, new research from the University at Buffalo's School of Management suggests that in collaborative work environments where women are outnumbered, they often emerge as the natural group leader.

 

The findings fly in the face of the reality of the U.S. workforce, where many fail to recognize the extent of the female leadership gap. Women represent just 3% of new CEOs in the U.S., 5.1% of Fortune 1000 CEOs, and 4% of Standard and Poor’s 500 CEOs. A recent survey by the Rockefeller Foundation also found that nine in 10 respondents thought there were more female business leaders than there really are, and further research by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University found that those women are more likely to be targeted by shareholder activism.

 

"We tend to see the man as more leader-like than the woman," says lead author Jim Lemoine, in a video interview by UB School of Management. "What we were interested in in this research were exceptions to the rule."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 13, 2016 6:37 PM

Women are more likely to take command in collaborative work environments including those that are predominantly male.

Judies Frady's curator insight, September 14, 2016 3:26 AM
in fact, it is sad to say that women are really difficult to become leader or enter executive levels......
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5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work

5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

We all want to find happiness at work and at home, but 24% of U.S. employees say the balancing act is getting tougher to manage, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY). That’s because work is spilling into time that should be spent on personal pursuits. About half of managers work more than 40 hours a week, the EY report found, and a study by Project: Time Off found that the majority (55%) of us end the year without taking advantage of paid time off. That unused vacation time totals 658 million days.

 

But happiness experts say work-life balance is a myth. Work life and home life aren’t separate; there’s just "life," and happiness comes from figuring out a way to combine the two seamlessly.

 

"People who are highly resilient don’t see the day in terms of separation," says Maria Sirois, clinical psychologist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. "There isn’t work me versus home me. Ninety percent of success of life is about who we are and what we bring to the day at work and at home."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 23, 2016 6:59 PM

Simple strategies such as getting a good night's sleep and tapping into your creative strengths can impact your career.

Nelly Renard's curator insight, August 24, 2016 2:06 AM
People who are highly resilient don’t see the day in terms of separation," says Maria Sirois, clinical psychologist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. "There isn’t work me versus home me. Ninety percent of success of life is about who we are and what we bring to the day at work and at home."
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 24, 2016 9:14 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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The Hidden Curriculum of Work

The Hidden Curriculum of Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

What do you do for work? Not, what is your job title, or what’s written in your official job description? But what do you actually do?

 

It’s potentially the most important question you can ask yourself if you care about standing out, staying ahead of the change curve, and continuously elevating your performance to gain access to choice assignments and opportunities to advance.

 

This is because the value you deliver, the results you produce, and the impact you have on others come more often from the execution of unspoken intangibles that are not reflected in your title, job description, or the daily tasks and activities you’re responsible for. This severe mismatch is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the true demands of work.

 


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 10, 2016 5:33 AM
The hidden curriculum of work, is about what goes beyond your job profile. When you apply for a perticular post, you are accepting two jobs, one is the what you applied for, and the other is the interpersonal work, the hidden curriulum that goes with the post. The post of teaching includes your knowledge of the subject, pedagogical skills and most immportant of all are your inter-personal skills, your life skills, your attitude towards the learners, approachablility...etc.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 10, 2016 8:11 AM
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 10, 2016 11:19 AM

Excellent discussion of something that I believe is often ignored and really forms the core of career management.

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3 Things That Guarantee Engaged Employees - Forbes

3 Things That Guarantee Engaged Employees - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Want a team that says “Thank God It’s Monday”? Here’s how…

One of the most important and core elements a company of people can be aligned on is their mission, vision and values about the company. These components are essential and powerful drivers for the exec team to efficiently achieve the success they want. They are also the key to having a highly engaged culture of team members who say ‘Thank God It’s Monday!’

 

Many companies don’t really think this is important to have these or have them nailed down. But that’s primarily because of one major flaw in the use of these terms. That one flaw is the integrity that runs behind the concepts of the Mission, Vision and Values Statements.

 

Often there is a lot of misunderstanding about these words, mission, vision and values. And there are a lot of definitions out there.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 24, 2016 6:29 PM

Want a team that says “Thank God It’s Monday”? Here’s how…

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 26, 2016 7:50 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Are You a Likely CEO?

Are You a Likely CEO? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For the past 16 years, we've studied the background of incoming CEOs at the world's largest 2,500 public companies as part of the annual Strategy& CEO Success study. Take this quiz to assess your immediate chances, based on the data we've collected, of becoming a chief executive in your chosen industry.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 15, 2016 8:53 PM

Track your chances of becoming a chief executive at one of the world’s largest companies, based on a study of incoming leaders.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, May 16, 2016 3:19 AM
I guess most of us have gone through a wide variety of psychometric tests, Calliper, Mills  Briggs MBTI, et al, but then the ultimate test is on the field, nevertheless, I wouldn't mind going  the quiz, and I suggest you could too!
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 16, 2016 8:37 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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These 5 Questions Will Make You a Better and Happier Person

These 5 Questions Will Make You a Better and Happier Person | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

How do we improve who we are? The most effective--and often most difficult--way by far is to self-analyze. When we deconstruct our notions of ourselves and who we think we are, we are able to overcome potential obstacles standing in our way to becoming a better person.

By answering these 5 questions you can begin the journey of becoming your best self.

1. If you had one day left to live, would you be ready to go?

Although it's very easy for us to reach temporary states of complacency, reaching a level of complete fulfillment at life's end is a totally different story. So many of us end up going through the motions instead of actively enjoying what we do on a daily basis. Making sure we are content, right this moment, is a great way to keep this tendency in check.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 7, 2016 7:16 PM

Become the best person you can be by truthfully answering these 5 questions.

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger teams. And they are generally happier at work, too. But far too many managers lack basic self-awareness and social skills. They don’t recognize the impact of their own feelings and moods. They are less adaptable than they need to be in today’s fast-paced world. And they don’t demonstrate basic empathy for others: they don’t understand people’s needs, which means they are unable to meet those needs or inspire people to act.


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, February 8, 2016 5:02 AM

Excellent text and methodology. More about people management can be read at http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com, in portuguese.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, February 8, 2016 7:23 AM

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 8, 2016 4:15 PM

What kind of hire to you make?  Do you base your hires on IQ or EQ, both are important, but for me emotional intelligence is critical when making hiring decisions, especially at a senior level.

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5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator

5 Super Effective Ways to Become a Great Communicator | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Great communicators are highly respected and trusted. To them, it is very important to first build relationships--both personal and professional--as a way to create successful communication. Great communicators appreciate all their relationships and all the interactions they have. They are successful people who become the go-to source for other people within an organization.

One of the advantages that great communicators have is the big opportunity to get promoted and recognized in their careers more frequently as a result of their great communication competencies. Below are five successful practices of great communicators:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 24, 2015 7:00 PM

Great communicators are better liked, more successful, and produce more value for their organizations. Isn't it time to become a great communicator?

Leo Holland iii's curator insight, May 28, 2015 4:36 PM

this article was a great insight on what it takes  to be a great leader in my community. sadly most of the ideas portrayed in this article I already had in my mind.

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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an absolute gem you missed earlier in the year.

 

Take the post titled "The Two Minutes It Takes to Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever," by marketer Josh Spector, for example. As short as it is useful, the piece is one of the most recommended posts of 2016, Medium informs me. It's not hard to see why.

 

Spector offers five dead-simple changes you can make to basically any piece of writing in a matter of seconds that will make it more forceful and compelling. We'd all enjoy reading a bit more if more writers followed his tips.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 15, 6:43 PM

Simplify, get to the point, eliminate unnecessary wording.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, January 27, 5:38 AM

Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit  http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile

4 Things Successful Leaders Need To Know About Their Own LinkedIn Profile | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Let’s just call it evolution. Take a quick trip to the other side of town, the other side of the country, or even the other side of the world, and it quickly becomes evident that our lives have drastically evolved due to technology.  Gone are the days of walking into any old restaurant and hoping for the best meal. Today we ask our smart devices where we can find the best burritos.  Need a good Pilates class? We quickly check Yelp reviews.  And, instead of filing those business cards we collected in a drawer, we simply go back to the office to connect on LinkedIn. And, here lies the problem. Many of us, especially leaders who aren’t looking for a job, aren’t doing a very good job putting our best profile forward.

 

“Tacky photos, incomplete sentences, poor spelling or grammar, and a lack of effort placed on who you are and what you stand for vs. just focusing on what you've accomplished in your career, are a few turn-offs for our team,” says Brian Mohr, cofounder and managing director of executive search firm, Y Scouts, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. “LinkedIn reveals how people present themselves to the world of business.”

 

Mohr’s statements, as an executive recruiting professional, may not be all that surprising, until you consider the level of employee his firm is looking to recruit—the rock star leader who probably doesn’t have their next career move on their radar.


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Adele Taylor's curator insight, December 7, 2016 9:39 PM
Some great tips for everyone not just leaders...
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 8, 2016 3:54 AM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Bryan Worn's curator insight, December 11, 2016 2:55 PM

It is better to fix these things early before you need to.

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Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified?

Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

There it is: your dream job. There’s just one problem. You don’t meet all the qualifications.

 

It's a conundrum. Should you channel your inner life coach and go for it? Or should you follow the rules and wait until you have the right experience or credentials? If you sit it out, you may miss a great opportunity. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste your time or, worse, alienate hiring managers by wasting theirs.

 

It’s a tough question, but you should almost always err on the side of "go for it," says career expert Cynthia Shapiro author of What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. After all, everyone has to take a job that stretches skills if they want to move ahead. Before you do, these career coaches and recruiters recommend asking yourself these six questions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 27, 2016 4:48 PM

Recruiters weigh in with some surprising advice on the importance of being qualified to get the job you want.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 28, 2016 4:23 PM
I think the percentage should be closer to 75 - 80% match before applying for your dream role, but overall a good read.
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How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated

How To Coach Confidence In People Who Are Feeling Defeated | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Around half the population of the United States woke up on Wednesday morning to enormous disappointment. In a stunning upset, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for president, leaving Trump supporters elated and many Clinton backers devastated.

 

But in my work as a coach, I've found that even the most crushing defeats can ultimately be channeled into energy for forging ahead. Regaining confidence is an uphill battle, and it takes a crowd—or at least two people, talking things out—to pull an someone out of a funk. Here's how it can be done.


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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:07 AM

Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 16, 2016 11:46 AM

#Offthebenchleadership 

http://coachjerrybusone.com/whats-wrong-with-millennials-absolutely-nothing/

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5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence

5 Signs Of High Emotional Intelligence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Emotional intelligence predicts people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, and achieve success. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and career success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional intelligence can be acquired and improved with practice. So, how can we tell if someone’s got it or not? Here are five signs of people with high emotional intelligence. These are qualities that are easy to assess in every day situations.

 

Sign No. 1: They handle criticism without denial, blame, excuses or anxiety.

One of the hallmarks of high emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is a deep understanding of what makes us tick; what angers us, makes us happy, bores and interests us. It’s also means that we can appraise ourselves, faults and all, with great honesty and clarity. So when people with high emotional intelligence make a mistake and get criticized for it, it doesn’t send them into an emotional tailspin. It’s simply a fact to be noted, analyzed and corrected.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, October 12, 2016 11:57 PM
They maintain their cool in the event of a crisis, they manage deadlines, and they are able to rise to the toughest challenges with a smile on their lips. They are professionals with emotional intelligence. 
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 13, 2016 5:54 AM

Emotional Intelligence is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about self-knowledge can be read in http://conexaoavatar.com  

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How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader

How To Embrace Your Weaknesses And Become A Better Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 People don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. So when you’re the leader, your job directly impacts employee retention. While some people are naturally good at managing others, all of us have strengths and weaknesses that can affect our relationships with members of the team.
 

"When you’re in charge, your opinion takes up more space than others’, whether you intend it or not," says Jonathan Raymond, author of Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. "What you say and do carries more weight. It’s only a bad thing when it’s disempowering and demotivating others from finding their own voice."

 

Looking at yourself as a whole can help you sidestep the pitfalls and become a better leader, says Raymond, who is principal at the management-training company Refound. "You can’t think about your strengths without your weaknesses; weaknesses are based in strengths," he says. "For example, the traits that made Steve Jobs a genius also made him difficult to work for."

 

Leaders fall into three categories, says Raymond: fixers, fighters, and friends. When you identify which one you are, you can use your strengths to motivate others and acknowledge your weaknesses so they don’t negatively affect your team.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 30, 2016 6:50 PM

Fixer, fighter, or friend? Which leadership style you use, and how you can use it better to succeed.

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Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring

Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In the last 30 years, our work WIIFMs have changed dramatically. Across generations, people want the time they spend blending work and life to accrue tangible benefits beyond just a paycheck. Increasingly we prioritize a greater sense of purpose and an opportunity to improve our skills and knowledge nearly as much, and sometimes more, than we prioritize pay.

 

In competitive roles such as engineering, data analytics and biogenetics, the ability to prove and then improve our marketable skills is critical for career progression and talented people instinctively know this. When evaluating a job opportunity, they strategically weigh their opportunity to learn or gain a unique experience as much as they weigh their compensation and benefits package.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 21, 2016 6:45 PM

If you haven't already prioritized coaching in your hiring strategy, the time is now.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 23, 2016 6:43 AM
Coaching is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about coaching can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week

What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn’t work as well as we think it does.
 

The efficiency myth has been debunked by numerous experts and studies. For example, research from Stanford revealed that the more people multitask, the more they are training their brain to be scattered, and the less they are able to be creative or develop emotional intelligence. Another study from the suggested that your IQ can drop as much as if you’d missed a night of sleep. And the American Psychological Association revealed that a group of studies proved that workers performing juggling acts were actually costing a lot more time and increasing the chance of errors. Overall, this degrades your brain’s executive function as well as damaging your productivity.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 26, 2016 6:39 PM

Juggling isn't doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be.

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Does Your Workplace Help You? Or Is It Actually Derailing Your Potential? - Forbes

Does Your Workplace Help You? Or Is It Actually Derailing Your Potential? - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Stand-up desks, wellness programs, flexible schedules, financial consulting, access to health professionals, and a strong emphasis on employee recognition have all recently become focal points at many workplaces. It makes you wonder why leaders are suddenly so keen to create workspaces and cultures that bind teams together and make employees (dare we say it) happy and healthy to be at work.

 

Our world, as we’ve seen recently in the news, isn’t getting any softer. However, research shows that companies that focus on creating happy, healthier, motivating, and appreciative workplaces are onto something profound—even, and maybe especially, during turbulent times. It’s not about creating atmospheres lined with rainbows and butterflies either. Instead, these studies prove the “hard” impact a workplace environment has on productivity and engagement—on both the individual and team level.

Read on to discover which traits in your workplace are helping you achieve your best possible outcomes, and which might be derailing your potential.

 

You’ve got allotted breaks—and you take them.

It sounds almost too good to be true, but research has shown that regular breaks are crucial to productivity. Your brain needs a breather in between tasks so it can fully focus and engage when you need it to. In fact, the most productive employees take a full 17-minute break for every 52 minutes of concentration. Try their pattern out for a day, and see if it makes a difference. Even switching to a simpler task can count as a breather. Just remember the benefits of taking a break the next time you’re tempted to skip yours—because even just five minutes off can make a big difference.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 2016 6:44 PM

Read on to discover which traits in your workplace are helping you achieve your best possible outcomes, and which might be derailing your potential.

S3 Inc's curator insight, July 22, 2016 10:32 AM

Having a healthy, fun, and supportive environment at work is so essential to the success of any company! S3 Inc. Huntsville holds many of these same values providing our staff with everything they need to excel. 

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7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People

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As we go through our daily-by-day lives without a pause or a moment to think about what it is we are actually doing, it's easy to assume we are working as effectively as we can. It is important to take that pause and observe others in action. Are we working as effectively as our extremely successful peers?

Inspired by Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, take a look at the things very successful people do and see how their habits aid them in achieving their maximum effectiveness.

Want to become one of those highly effective people and no longer a bystander? Try these 7 habits and find your own success.

1. Be proactive

Nothing will ever get done if we do nothing but sit around waiting for things to happen. Effective people know that there is no value in overthinking, in spending more time on our words than our actions. The most powerful thing anyone can do is simply take the reins in their own hands to instigate movement.

2. See the end

While the process of action is undoubtedly important, sometimes the impetus for our most powerful, effective actions comes from knowing where the end lies. If we continue to keep that in mind, we'll be able to maximize our productivity to reach our highly desired, very rewarding end goal.

3. Prioritize

When embarking on a task with many steps, it can be tempting to stop something halfway through when the going gets tough. What we should do, however, is actually push through. The difficulty of an action shouldn't change that it's our priority.

4. Visualize

Effective people can always imagine a favorable outcome--even if one doesn't seem likely to be written in the books. When you feel bogged down, or your actions are simply not getting you where you want, practice visualization for a couple minutes. Visualize your goals and the steps you need to make to get you there.

5. Try to understand things beforehand

Often, people jump into things without properly reading the instructions--ultimately resulting in ineffective actions far from the results they had previously envisioned. Setting aside adequate time to sort through and plan can really benefit your end results.

6. Synergize

There is nothing more powerful than combining forces. Regardless of how competent we might be on our own, there is always greater strength in numbers. Synergize on everything you can--how much more effective you are may surprise you.

7. Renew and improve

Last, one of the most important habits of all is that of self-care. We need to allow ourselves the time and space--not just once in a blue moon, but a bit here and there every day--in order to mend our burnt-out ends. Make time to regenerate and you will find that you are better able to effectively achieve your personal best.

 

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 5, 2016 7:42 PM

Are you working as effectively as your extremely successful peers? If not, there's something you can do about that.

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 6, 2016 7:55 PM
Yep, works for me ... See what I did there?
Adele Taylor's curator insight, May 8, 2016 5:45 PM
Some good tips to become more effective!
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Tomorrow's digital workforce: traditional office to become thing of the past

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Shared office spaces will double in number and the traditional office will become a thing of the past as workers become more mobile and independent, a report predicts.

The report, Tomorrow's Digitally Enabled Workforce, to be launched by Employment Minister Michaelia Cash on Friday, says the number of independent contractors in Australia will continue rising above 1 million people. This is despite challenges including a lack of stable income and difficulties finding work.

While freelancing has not yet taken hold in Australia, it is a large (and growing) employment model in other countries," the report says.

"Companies may opt for staffing models which include a smaller number of core staff, with many other roles provided by the freelancer.

"Jobs of the future are likely to be more flexible, agile, networked and connected."


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Carolina Gorosito's curator insight, February 29, 2016 11:25 AM

Bye bye offices!

Andrew Ravelo's curator insight, February 29, 2016 11:36 AM

Mobility is the strategy of the future!

Charles Appleton's curator insight, March 3, 2016 10:20 PM

Shared office spaces will double in number and the traditional office will become a thing of the past as workers become more mobile and independent.

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Today’s Best Leaders Are Reflective and Vulnerable

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Lagging performance is among the most glaring indications something is awry in an organization. Then there are the quieter, less splashy but still foreboding signals: a culture of distrust, the uncomfortable undiscussables, staff disengagement, disorganization — all of which indicate a disconnect that could cost a business tremendously if not addressed.
 

When confronted with a problem, or better yet, before it becomes a problem, leadership consultants Bob Anderson and Bill Adams recommend organizational leaders first turn inward to drive lasting change.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:12 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, December 15, 2015 2:37 AM

Slightly confusingly written article, but still worth a read!  We develop leaders to be comfortable with their own vulnerability and it shifts the culture of the organisation faster than anything else I've seen across 30 years of corporate life!

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, December 18, 2015 5:41 PM

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