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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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How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift

How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures.
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Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement

Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Most startup founders hit a point where they need to put a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) in place for their company. And many entrepreneurs are out of their depth without knowing it.
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How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Increasingly, business consultants, scholars, and executives are coming to the conclusion that culture is the prime driver of organizational performance. Despite the prevalence of that point of view, however, there’s little agreement about what culture is or what it entails.

You can’t see it, touch it, or measure it, yet culture is said to explain why some companies fare better than others. The authors of the year’s three best business books on culture, one of which is a novel, explore the elusive subject from widely divergent perspectives, but all end up confirming that it is the single most powerful influence on how people behave in organizations.


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Guest post by James O'Toole on #Leadership

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Why Mobile Content Strategy Is Important To PR

Why Mobile Content Strategy Is Important To PR | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Seems like every year we hear this year is going to be the year of mobile. Well, it’s finally arrived. One of the biggest shifts since the Internet became part of our lives occurred in 2014. In Jun…
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Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015

Five things great brands will do differently on social media in 2015 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is coming of age, but we need a common sense shake up for the medium to truly deliver for brands next year
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How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog

How to Develop a Strong Content Marketing Strategy for a Successful Blog | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Forming an effective content marketing strategy for your blog is like setting up moves in a chess match.
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What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party

What the new bullying laws mean for your work Christmas party | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The anti-bullying laws policed by the Fair Work Commission mean your staff can literally never be left to their own device at your business’s Christmas party, writes DLA Piper partner Rick Catanzariti.
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Leaders, Don't Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door

Leaders, Don't Let Knowledge Walk Out the Door | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

I visit a local bakery every Friday afternoon to purchase Challa bread, a sweet egg bread that just seems to go well with just about every meal. I've been buying a loaf there, each week, for years. Unfortunately, of late, the quality just hasn't been there. We've noticed the bread is not as it should be — and oddly doughy at the center. It was such a surprise when this began to occur. We realized this was a sign that something was off-track.

 The root of the problem began with a personnel change in the bakery — as a highly experienced baker left quite suddenly. With her, left all of the subtleties of the trade that were so important to continued excellence. Sadly, her legacy was lost.

This is an issue that organizations both large and small, must address. How do we effectively capture all of what our valued employees know — all of the strategies and nuances that set them apart as contributors? How do we ensure that this information can be shared going forward? How do we, as individuals, leave our own mark?


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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:19 AM

The importance of legacy, and good ideas to create it. How solid is your corporate memory?

Dixie Binford's curator insight, November 24, 2014 9:48 AM

This is especially true for the Education industry in the coming years.  We have the Baby Boomers leaving the field with a great deal of expertise.  How can we draw on those experiences and leave the job of education in good shape?  What systems to we have in place to transmit that knowledge to the next generation?

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Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership

Four Keys to Long-Haul Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
He was once regarded as one of the best business leaders in the world. At the end of his career, he was disgraced and, by some measures, considered one of the worst business leaders of all time.

Al Dunlap believed that the primary goal of a company was to make money for its shareholders. To that end, he would lead an organization to massive layoffs and plant closings. The short-term profits would soar, and so would the value of the company.

He led Scott Paper with that ruthless behavior. Thousands of employees lost their jobs. Plants were closed. But it seemed like he had the formula for success when he sold Scott Paper to Kimberly-Clark for $2.8 billion and walked away with his own $100 million golden parachute.

Over time, Dunlap’s true colors began to become clear. He would become CEO of Sunbeam in 1996. He took measures to make the company profitable at all costs, even if they were unethical or illegal. He eventually led the company to bankruptcy.

Short-term leaders and Long-haul Leadership

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David Hain's curator insight, November 16, 2014 6:32 AM

True leadership value only shows over time. Beware the short term merchants.  A cautionary tale!

John Michel's curator insight, November 16, 2014 11:00 AM

Because they were passionate about their work, long-haul leaders had a strong work ethic. They did what was necessary to get the job done. They were not clock punchers. Because they so loved their work, they hardly saw their vocation as work. It was fun and rewarding.

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The Top 3 Things IT Pros Want Business Leaders to Know About the Cloud

The Top 3 Things IT Pros Want Business Leaders to Know About the Cloud | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The cloud has taken on mythical proportions these days, which is causing huge frustration for IT pros. Why? They are often working in an environment in which business leaders, eager to move applications to the cloud, are making big decisions based on misconceptions and tidbits of information. 

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Why Empathy Is The Force That Moves Business Forward

Why Empathy Is The Force That Moves Business Forward | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Jayson Boyers argues that behind every successful business, you are likely to find a leader who has mastered the skill of empathy. One of the hallmarks of a successful business is its ability to harness creativity to constantly push into new territory. 

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First published over a year ago, but never hurts to have a reminder....

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How leaders can drive workforce wellbeing and performance

How leaders can drive workforce wellbeing and performance | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A healthy and productive workforce is essential to the success of any organisation in this globally competitive world. However, nearly half of HR decision-

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How To Recover When Stress Builds Up

How To Recover When Stress Builds Up | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full....
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As we approach the end of January, a time when you might begin to feel discouraged about lack of progress toward your New Year's Resolutions, I'd like to share some of my favorite quotes on goals and planning. If we want to succeed with our resolutions, we need to make them measurable and attainable. Breaking them down into specific goals allows us to do that. 

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Good time to be reviewing your objectives for not only this year, but the next three to five...

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How Resilience Works

How Resilience Works | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

 This is a fascinating 'classic' HBR article from 2002, written by Diane Coutu on the rather elusive (but highly valued) quality of resilience.


Coutu suggests that resilience can be learned (although its not straightforward) and she identified that three qualities that help to define people's abilities to be able to get through periods of great adversity and bounce back after major setbacks:


  • The ability to Face Down Reality and see things as they really are rather than with rose-tint
  • Finding meaning and purpose in times of adversity that building a bridge to a better imagine future state
  • A habit of ritualised ingenuity - being able to improvise solutions and workarounds when presented with challenges 


According to one of her interviewees, " More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.”



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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, January 15, 2:02 AM

Although written some time ago, I think the messages in this work are likely to be timeless.

Joyce Layman's curator insight, January 15, 10:44 AM

A must read!

Eric Payne's curator insight, Today, 5:20 PM

Okay, so we've been talking about resilience for awhile now.

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Fostering leadership: confessions of a mega-company founder

Fostering leadership: confessions of a mega-company founder | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Fostering leadership in your company or team can be a tremendous challenge, but the founder of a multi-billion dollar company tells us how their brand has done just that.

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Dave Guerra's curator insight, January 7, 11:36 AM

Founder, CEO, Custodian, Receptionist it doesn't matter, EVERYONE must foster leadership otherwise why bother?

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Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers

Cultural Strength: It Separates the Winners From the Losers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When you know that your company will never be the low-cost producer nor will it ever have enough cash to outspend the big cat, there’s no choice but to find other ways to skin that cat. …
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Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For busy entrepreneurs, here are the top four habits that need to go on your “stop doing” list if you want to see more productivity, innovation and success. When a company owner decides what he or she is going to stop doing, the results quickly become apparent. There’s more time and energy for the things that grow the business and inspire workers and leaders and less time spent on those things that are old, stagnant habits. Start with just one thing that you’re going to stop doing and work your way from there to create an even better business in the new year.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 21, 2014 6:25 AM

Thinking about resolutions? 4 ideas to rejuvenate your leadership next year by shedding unhelpful habits.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:53 AM

Now a days a welcome trend of talking about having a 'not-to-do or stop-doing list' is becoming quite popular.

Here are 4 really good things busy leaders and entrepreneurs can add to their stop-doing list!

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Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude

Want To Be Happier? Change Your Commute Or Change Your Attitude | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s a decision that almost everyone finds themselves faced with at some point – accept a job that pays more money even though it requires a longer commute or stay in your current job. It’s easy be tempted by a lucrative opportunity that appears to be the key to success and happiness, but research shows the detriment of a longer commute may outweigh the benefits of earning more money.


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Jillian Mazza's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:47 PM

future food for thought

David Cruzate's curator insight, December 10, 2014 2:34 PM

Muy Interesante!!!! Excepcional!!!

Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2014 2:49 AM

NIce ................????

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5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Small Business Owners

5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Small Business Owners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Part of being an emotionally intelligent boss is learning to anticipate emotional responses and use them to create a more productive workplace.
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Science Of Persuasion

This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective based on the researc...
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Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: Risks and Benefits

Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: Risks and Benefits | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
For a proprietor, you may be drawn by the concepts of outsourcing and offshoring, and want to see if they can create a boost for your company.
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How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind

How Stress Is Making You Lose Your Mind | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Stress is affecting your brain much more than you think. Sure, you've experienced the distraction, forgetfulness, negativity or anxiety that comes from stressful situations, but did you know it's also shrinking your brain? Hormones released in response to stress not only affect brain function, they also change the physical structure of your brain.

The stress hormone cortisol can kill, shrink, and stop the generation of new neurons in a portion of the brain called the hippocampus. The hippocampus is critical for learning, memory and emotional regulation, as well as shutting off the stress response after a stressful event is over: all much-needed processes in both our professional and personal lives.


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Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:29 PM

Read this carefully, take a deep breathe and relieve the stress of the day. 

Alfonso Gomez hernandez's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:49 AM
Stop saying to ylurself that a problem, a situation o sceary of your work, marriage or school is killing you. Yur brain is listening and give you on return a payment in stress
Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 10, 2014 5:52 PM

Another good reason to keep exercising.

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Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means?

Employers Want "Critical Thinkers," But Do They Know What It Means? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“Critical thinking.” It’s a phrase as vague as “results-oriented individual” or “problem-solver.” Companies call for job applicants that are both worker bees and world-class innovators, prepared to paint outside the lines--but only in the brand’s monochromatic colors.

According to an American Management Association survey, 72% of employers feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success, but only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:34 AM

Critical thinking is so in demand. Yet critical thinking takes time and reflection, which corporations don't give in the rush rush culture of most. Critical thinking is an essential skill for #competitive #intelligence professionals: what do you think?

KwakJeongIl's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:42 PM

Thinking about your thinking, while you’re thinking, in order to improve your thinking.

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The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition

The Future Of Marketing Combines Big Data With Human Intuition | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Great marketers have great guts. Leo Burnett didn’t need a legion of focus groups to come up with the Marlboro Man. Steve Jobs, arguably the greatest marketing mind ever, famously eschewed market research because he didn’t think customers knew what they wanted until he showed it to them.

Yet big data and technology are clearly revolutionizing marketing. Gartner predicts that CMO’s will soon be spending more on IT than CIO’s. VentureBeat recently reported that marketing technology companies have attracted a hefty $50 billion in investment.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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I can remember this guy and the product (dare I mention it these days?). As a kid it did have an influence on what I went on to buy....Although I have stopped that particular habit now!!!

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delvincamm's curator insight, November 2, 2014 10:50 PM
wheel bearing
Gisele Mekuate's curator insight, November 3, 2014 7:04 AM

very interesting approach!

kate jenkins's curator insight, November 5, 2014 12:28 PM

information processing + marketing