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Tough and smart women ready to make smashing boys clubs their business

EMPLOYERS will be forced to take on a new breed of highly qualified women who will continue to erode the "boys club" management culture of Australian companies, workplace experts said.
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Moving to the Cloud? Change Your Culture First

Moving to the Cloud? Change Your Culture First | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Business owners recognise that digital transformation requires change to both their organisational culture and technology – but which should come first?
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Leaders Build Leaders

Leaders Build Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It’s easy to see a leader’s legacy. That legacy is the leaders that she has built while she had the responsibility to lead. You can’t be a leader if no one is following you. But the measure of your...

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 15, 10:41 AM

"The best leaders help others realize their potential."

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Accountants' key role in helping to turn around troubled clients

Accountants' key role in helping to turn around troubled clients | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Around 10,000 Australian businesses fail each year, but so many more walk that fine line between going under and turning things around to get back on track. Cashflow solution companies work closely
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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some of the most important companies and organizations in the world. I wonder, though, how many of these leaders (and the business world more broadly) have truly embraced the lessons he shared that day.

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It’s personal: when employee’s silence can justify dismissal

An employer has the right to demand information about an employee’s personal life when there is a chance it may give rise to a potential conflict with the employer’s interests. But a recent Fair Work Commission ruling has taken it a step further, suggesting an employee is obliged to disclose her partner’s relationship with a competitor to the employer.

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Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated

Startup Staffing: 10 Things A Good Leader Can Do To Keep Their Employees Motivated | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If you want to know if a fish is bad, look at its head, they say. No role in life is more dependent on success and failure than that of a leader. Some see the pressure that comes with managing others as a burden, others see it as a thrill. [...]
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Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on Board?

Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on Board? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A study shows that working from home can make you happier. Face time at the office, however, has value, too.
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Everyone with a job knows how stressful it can be when personal priorities clash with work schedules. The conflict could involve a continuing medical concern, taking care of children or aging parents, or getting enough exercise or running errands. A too-strict schedule combined with too many demands can cause workers to feel that they have let down their companies, their families and themselves.

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Do you need a transformation management office?

Do you need a transformation management office? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works has implemented a transformation management office to manage the many challenges involved in undertaking a whole-of-government procurement project.
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How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity

How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although I’m pretty sure one or two slipped down a YouTube wormhole.


Does this sound familiar?


It seems like my multi-tab madness is right in line with the status quo. We all love to have multiple tabs open at once, adding more and more as we find new articles to click and sites to visit. Pretty soon, it’s likely we’ve forgotten what we were online for in the first place.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 12, 2:20 AM

Overwhelmed and in need of an attention-overhaul? Might be time to approach your workflow in a new way.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 12, 10:49 PM

Thank goodness - the death knell on multi-tasking. Focus is the key to being effective.

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 13, 10:09 AM

I have 17 tabs open, 3 Excel, 2 Word and 2 ppt files open. And a second browser. I need some single tasking!

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Ten business-savvy Australians who found success without a degree - Business Spectator

Ten business-savvy Australians who found success without a degree - Business Spectator | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Ten business-savvy Australians who found success without a degree
Business Spectator
The 2002 Telstra Young Australian Business Woman of the Year was a broke university dropout before establishing her own real-estate agency in 2001 at the age of 21.
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7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts, and the Socially Awkward

Whether you hate networking or love it, a few key tactics can help you make important connections.
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Schumpeter: Decluttering the company

Schumpeter: Decluttering the company | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

PETER DRUCKER once observed that, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” Nine years after the management guru’s death, his remark is truer than ever: employees often have to negotiate a mass of clutter—from bulging inboxes to endless meetings and long lists of objectives to box-tick—before they can focus on their real work. For the past 50 years manufacturers have battled successfully to streamline their factory floors and make them “lean”.


Today, businesses of all types need to do the same in their offices.


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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, August 3, 3:57 AM

Organisations are filled with 'clutter'. From tiers of management, to increasingly complex corporate objectives, meetings and emails. Clutter takes a toll on morale and productivity. Organisations must set time aside to 'spring clean' the clutter - when will you do yours?

Michael Binzer's curator insight, August 4, 12:36 AM

So true. Too much cluttering - how can we remove it? Read XL R8 by John Kotter. One option?

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 4, 10:57 PM

There is a lot of decluttering to do in most organisations.

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The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Research has shown us that more than 90 percent of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence, or EI. The higher up the ladder that leaders are, the more people …

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, July 29, 3:04 AM

These are good ways to help to begin to be an emotionally intelligent leader. I like the fifth way:  "Able to check their ego and allow others to shine", but all five are good ways to improve everyday leadership.

 

Judy Knight's curator insight, August 1, 9:17 AM

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, August 1, 9:39 AM
"Able to check their ego and allow others to shine"
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Terminate The Terminator: Hack Your Emotional Intelligence And Control Your Future

Terminate The Terminator: Hack Your Emotional Intelligence And Control Your Future | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If robots can be encoded with artificial, emotional intelligence and it is greater than what you and your team have to offer to guests, you will be out of work. And emotional intelligence in robots is closer than you’d think.
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How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, September 16, 2:12 PM

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Jill L Nelson's curator insight, September 16, 8:44 PM

excellent article! 

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JOHN GARDNER - Personal Renewal

John Gardner - Uncommon American
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We have to face the fact that most men and women out there in the world of work are more stale than they know, more bored than they would care to admit. Boredom is the secret ailment of large-scale organizations.

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4 Gestures That Turn People Off

4 Gestures That Turn People Off | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When you deliver a presentation, your body language is important for one over-riding reason: it creates an instant visual first impression that answers a big question for your audience: "Can I trust this person?"


Until now, science has not been able to isolate the specific physical cues that could cause us to not be trusted. But thanks to Dr. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, we now know what gestures can undermine the perception of our trustworthiness.


Dr. DeSteno devised a study in which participants played a cooperative economic game. Half played face-to-face, and half played over the internet. And those who played face-to-face were videotaped from three camera angles.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 3, 3:57 PM

Small movements that you make--movements you probably aren't aware of could be the key to whether others trust you... or not.

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, September 4, 12:56 AM

Quelques conseils de langage corporel à adopter lors d'un entretien professionnel

Rodrigo Medina Burdiles's curator insight, September 4, 2:05 PM

Tips para convertir a las personas Offline

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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.
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The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's Leadership

The Virgin Way - Insights Into Richard Branson's Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
While Richard Branson’s new book, “The Virgin Way” is “about listening, learning, laughing and leading”, applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book’s ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights
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There are some great insights here. I particularly like this one:


Turn off that laptop and iPhone and get your derrière out there


and this one:


Make a positive difference and do some good

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10 Principles of Leading Change Management

10 Principles of Leading Change Management | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

These time-honored tools and techniques can help companies transform quickly.


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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 18, 3:57 AM

(From the article): If you discover you have a particular problem with one or two of the gestures on the list, practice by yourself with a mirror or with a friend who can remind you every time you do it, until you become aware of the bad habit yourself.

 

Can you recall a time someone’s body language made you uncomfortable? Are there any other body language blunders you would add? I’d love to hear your anecdotes and ideas in the comments below.

Javier Santana's curator insight, August 20, 7:34 AM

Los 15 errores más grandes de tu lenguaje corporalque debes tener en cuenta.

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk”

The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk” | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to “walk the talk” — that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization.


But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators and high-performing companies, the more I appreciate the need for leaders to “talk the walk” — that is, to be able to explain, in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win.


The only sustainable form of business leadership is thought leadership. And leaders that think differently about their business invariably talk about it differently as well.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 10, 2:55 AM

A fine HBR blog post by Bill Taylor. You can follow him on Twitter here: @practicallyrad.

Tony Adams's curator insight, August 10, 10:21 PM

Very thought provoking.  We often talk about "walking the talk" but in this article, the focus is very much on leaders "talking the walk" - explaining "in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win". 

 

I like the idea that thinking differently about the way we approach our business leads us to talk differently about it as well - Thought Leadership as a catalyst for helping people see and understand our business in a different way.

 

A really interesting post.

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Why Pope Francis Is So Effective: 8 Lessons for Every Leader

Why Pope Francis Is So Effective: 8 Lessons for Every Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Pope Francis has approval ratings any leader could envy: 88 percent of American Catholics think he's doing a good job, and nearly three quarters of Americans in general view him with favor. What is he doing right?


To answer that question, business author Jeffrey A. Krames examined His Holiness's approach from a leadership perspective, and the result is Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis. Though a non-Catholic, Krames was inspired to write about the pontiff because he is the child of Holocaust survivors, he explains. "When I saw Pope Francis, I thought he was the anti-Hitler."


Here are some practices that make Pope Francis so effective--and that any business leader could use:

1. Reach out to non-customers.


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Dialogue's curator insight, August 4, 4:55 AM

Lesson 1 'reach out to non-customers'

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 4, 9:24 AM

It is clear that the  Pope has been quite effective as a leader.  He has excelled at managing change, at aligning the Catholic Church with it core purposes, at creating processes and procedures that have helped the Church work better, and at engaging Catholics more comprehensively in their Church.  

Rick Garza's curator insight, August 5, 3:29 AM

Sales Leaders - Take note.  Leading a 1.2 Billion size organization is no easy task.  Take a moment to see how it can be replicated for any size organization.

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Leading in the 21st century

Leading in the 21st century | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Wharton School professor Michael Useem scopes out the leadership challenges facing executives today:


Because the world is now more complicated and more uncertain, I think that on top of always having a great vision there will be a premium on thinking strategically and on being able to come back from setbacks, and maybe above all, on being very good at reading the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain universe we operate in.


Companies probably focus too much on the bottom line, too much on meeting quarterly analyst expectations, and this has cost us companies paying attention to what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires.




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Elaine Cox's curator insight, August 1, 1:28 AM

I like the way he has identified that companies need to pay more attention to "what the country needs or what the world needs or certainly what the community requires".

Anne Juvanteny's curator insight, August 4, 3:16 PM

un prof de wharton qui reconnaît les limites d'un mode de management largement inspiré des anglo-saxons ... Un signe de la fin d'un monde.