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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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Daydreamers are thinkers.  In order to stay in front of the competition one of the biggest challenges is "how?"  Thinkers may have the answer...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Let go of controlling your mind. Daydreaming is an attribute of successful people.

 

"Daydreaming, as a mental state activating both the default and executive networks of the brain, plays an important role in that organizing and processing. What you may think is just your mind drifting is actually your mind actively forming connections between information, synthesizing what was previously only chaos, and preparing the ground for the moment when things suddenly fit into place."

 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:23 AM

"The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even learning."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

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Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In 100 Years

Why Workplace Leadership Is About To Get Its First Major Makeover In 100 Years | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Workplace leadership is undergoing significant change. Here are three important reasons why leadership is about to be greatly transformed.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 24, 9:47 PM
There's a lot of great insights in this yet I don't agree with the premise of leadership about to get it's first major makeover. Such transformation has been happening for 100 years. The great news is that today such change is becoming mainstream
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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, 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, 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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13 Charts That Will Make Total Sense To People With Impostor Syndrome

13 Charts That Will Make Total Sense To People With Impostor Syndrome | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“Impostor syndrome” is that feeling where — even if you get good grades, good jobs, accomplish things, have special talents, and people compliment you — you feel like you’re tricking everyone and you’re actually not good at anything.
And it can wreak total havoc on your peace of mind:

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David Hain's curator insight, September 6, 5:53 AM

Impostor syndrome can screw you, like it has me at times! Here's how...

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, September 6, 4:03 PM

Great share from David Hain.  What do you think?

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Q&A: Payment surcharges

Q&A: Payment surcharges | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If a business chooses to impose a surcharge on its customers for making a payment using a credit, debit or prepaid card, the level of the surcharge must not be excessive. Our questions and answers provide detailed information about the new ban.
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Exactly Why Small Businesses Fail — Michael E. Gerber Interview | Process Street

Exactly Why Small Businesses Fail — Michael E. Gerber Interview | Process Street | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In this episode of Business Systems Explored, we speak to Michael E. Gerber, the author of The E-Myth and the father of business systems themselves. He lets us
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10 Basic Strategies for Growing Your Business

10 Basic Strategies for Growing Your Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In our attempt to simplify our business lives, we tend to over-complicate them further. In doing so, we often overlook the basics to growth.
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10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog

10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Many business owners overlook the potential rewards that a small business blog can provide. Here are 10 important reasons why you should blog.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, August 18, 12:46 AM

 

In this digital world, your business should definitely have a website, and given the importance of new content in search engine rankings of websites, your website should also feature a blog. A frequently updated blog, can provide your business with some potentially significant rewards, and it is worth your time to discover what rewards are on offer. This article, identifies just 10 rewards that a blog can bring to your business, and it may just convince you that the effort will be worthwhile.

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Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.'s curator insight, September 6, 6:49 PM
Great article. I've been an avid blogger for Small Business Owners for over 5 years and blogging delivers new clients to me each year without fail!
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Transformational Leadership

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With each member of a team being an individual, the ability to possess a transformational style to suit is an extremely important asset. What we receive as output, is always reflective of the input. Honing skills to manage teams through flexibility is what Stormley Consulting understand. Contact us at www.stormleyconsulting.com

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A reminder of how transformation works. I have learned to begin with S2 and adjust as needed.

Milena Bobeva's curator insight, August 12, 3:32 AM
A memorable illustration of the dimensions of transformational leadership.
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Anytime Fitness Australia co-founder Justin McDonell brings Massage Envy to Oz: His three-step guide to building a franchising empire

Anytime Fitness Australia co-founder Justin McDonell brings Massage Envy to Oz: His three-step guide to building a franchising empire | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Anytime Fitness Australia co-founders Justin and Jacinta McDonell are bringing fast-growing North American franchise, Massage Envy, to Australia.
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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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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, 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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Adapting your board to the digital age | McKinsey & Company

Adapting your board to the digital age | McKinsey & Company | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
To serve as effective thought partners, boards must move beyond an arms-length relationship with digital issues (exhibit). Board members need better knowledge about the technology environment, its potential impact on different parts of the company and its value chain, and thus about how digital can undermine existing strategies and stimulate the need for new ones. They also need faster, more effective ways to engage the organization and operate as a governing body and, critically, new means of attracting digital talent. Indeed, some CEOs and board members we know argue that the far-reaching nature of today’s digital disruptions—which can necessitate long-term business-model changes with large, short-term costs—means boards must view themselves as the ultimate catalysts for digital transformation efforts. Otherwise, CEOs may be tempted to pass on to their successors the tackling of digital challenges.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 1:42 AM

Why you need your Board to be a strong digital sparring partner!

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Becoming Whole at work: Personal Development to Change the Organization 

Becoming Whole at work: Personal Development to Change the Organization  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, July 6, 1:35 AM

Interesting case study on personal development as a key vehicle for big change - lighting small fires...

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The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader

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Our insecurities can kill our confidence and competence. Learn how to recognize them within yourself, so you can eliminate them.
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How to Promote your Business to the Media

How to Promote your Business to the Media | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Every brand has a story to tell, but is your story newsworthy? When it comes to the media relations aspect of PR, all a business needs is a great story to tell.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, September 14, 1:41 AM

 

What great stories does your business have to tell? You only need one to attract free media coverage; the type of coverage that will raise awareness of your business throughout your local community. If you have a great story (look harder if you haven't), and the story has wide interest beyond your immediate environment, then the steps outlined in this article will help you to get the press coverage your story deserves.

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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, 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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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, 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, 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, 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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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, 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, 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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How $8 billion Australian tech giant Atlassian stays ahead of the pack: “We build to where the world is going” - StartupSmart

How $8 billion Australian tech giant Atlassian stays ahead of the pack: “We build to where the world is going” - StartupSmart | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Australian startup success story Atlassian has introduced a new group video conferencing tool to its flagship offering HipChat as it steps up the fight against rival Slack. The $8 billion tech giant’s advantage in this competition is its core focus on innovation that comes from its vigorous startup spirit that spills across the entire workforce, HipChat
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What is Business Process Management? A Really Simple Introduction

What is Business Process Management? A Really Simple Introduction | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Business process management isn't just something that sounds dull enough to tranquilize. It's 100% vital for your business, and you've got to know what it is.
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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, 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.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 10, 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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How Smart Leaders Build Trust

How Smart Leaders Build Trust | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The chairman of JetBlue explains how a high-trust culture makes a better company (and life).
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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, 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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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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Want a team that says “Thank God It’s Monday”? Here’s how…

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 26, 7:50 AM
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How Great Leaders Manage Their Time

How Great Leaders Manage Their Time | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The best leaders are proactive and purposeful about their day, every day. Here are five practical ways to manage your diary like a successful leader.
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