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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 3:58 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 4:23 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 9:30 AM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

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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

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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
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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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Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies - Forbes

Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
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Branson: “The biggest tests of my leadership came when I had to choose between selling our record company and saving our airline.

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Dan Forbes's curator insight, July 14, 3:35 AM

A good read...

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"Sleeping director": When a company director is personally liable for a company’s unpaid tax liabilities

"Sleeping director": When a company director is personally liable for a company’s unpaid tax liabilities | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
There are plenty of traps to trip over and directors must be fully aware of their obligations under the law.
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No leering or s-xting allowed: why employers should take note of a new ad campaign

No leering or s-xting allowed: why employers should take note of a new ad campaign | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Inappropriate workplace conversations and sexual harassment are the focus of the latest advertising campaign from the Human Rights Commission.
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9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party’s desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.

According to psychologists and a recent study from language experts Gengo, body language and non-verbal communications has a greater impact in a discussion than the actual words that you say.


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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, July 7, 12:49 PM

Nuestro cuerpo también expresa, deberíamos saber cómo usarlo a nuestro favor. 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 8, 7:28 AM

Also some great tips for competitive intelligence collectors at trade shows. Or those in Sales and Marketing. And don't forget they're reading your body too. 

Courtney Rieck's curator insight, July 8, 10:31 PM

I enjoyed reading this article, it gave me some knowledge on how to negotiate with people. I believe further in life this will become valued knowledge.

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The Future of the Workplace

The Future of the Workplace | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

MIT professor Thomas Malone riffs on the future of the workplace. It’s an interesting take. Here are a few highlights: 

 

We’ll see an increase in human freedom in organizations, changing the way businesses are run. This is fueled, impart, by new technologies.
 With new technologies driving down the cost of communications, decision making will become more decentralized due to the ease and access to large amounts of information
 Newer organizational structures will emerge


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David Hain's curator insight, June 30, 12:49 AM

The future of organisations is up for grabs and here are some of the trends that will shape it.

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Do You Really Want to Be Yourself at Work?

Do You Really Want to Be Yourself at Work? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Would you love to work in a place where you could truly be yourself? Where you didn’t have to spend a single moment of your time and energy making sure you put only your best self forward?


Most people would, according to research recently published by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones in “Creating the Best Workplace on Earth.” For three years they went around the world, asking hundreds of executives to describe the attributes of their ideal workplace. Topping the list was an environment where people could be themselves and where the company invested in developing them (and everyone they worked with) to be the very best they could be.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 24, 3:21 PM

Take this assessment to see how well suited you are to fulfilling your highest potential.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 25, 7:03 PM

It seems that there are not many organisations dedicated to developing every one of its people by weaving personal growth into day-to-day work.

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, June 27, 6:40 AM

Interesting...

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7 Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones -

7 Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones - | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Here are 7 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones as blogged by Chris Gaborit.
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, June 24, 12:59 PM

You know nothing .....

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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

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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, Today, 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

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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.

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How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World?

How Do You Build Trust In A Trust-Deficient World? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Trust is the operating system of every organization and every relationship. Think about that metaphor. If the operating system on your computer is flaky, nothing seems to work right. Even if you have the best software programs, an unreliable operating system will cause you constant grief. The same goes for the trust levels [...]
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How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now

How To Prepare Yourself To Give Negative Feedback - Lead From Where You Are Now | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The move for most people from player to coach is not always an easy transition. Let’s face it. Leadership is work. It’s work to...

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7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

These are things you don't need to learn in books or B-schools. Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.
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The Employee Engagement Hoax - Forbes

The Employee Engagement Hoax - Forbes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it


Somewhere around the late 1980s or early 1990s we stopped talking about employee morale and started talking about Employee Engagement instead.


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 7, 7:01 AM

      I like the engagement concept, but it has been twisted to suit a management perspective that is unhelpful. It is helpful to think of engagement as behavioral and emotional commitment; this results in loyalty to the company a willingness to stay and provide discretionary effort. A prerequisite to engagement is employee satisfaction and positive morale.

 

      The problem with engagement arose because it was presented in many instances as a tool for driving performance. Consultants and pollsters latched onto the idea that if you measured engagement you could then take various actions to change it with a variety of employee focused HR tools. All of sudden then HR had the means, it believed, to drive, employee performance-- and, of course, how could this not be valuable for business and management.

     In fact, engagement is useful because it begins to address the complexity of motivating organizational behavior. It helps us understand that both intrinsic and extrinsic factors should be considered, that the social conditions are important as well. Engagement points to the fact that a whole person approach is needed to fully enlist individual efforts on behalf of the organization.

 

      To obtain a truly engaged workforce, enterprises must start with choosing people who see it as more than simply a place to work;who see it as a valuable, useful means to a positive end for themselves and the broader community of which they are a part. Enterprises must come to the realization that supporting individuals in reaching their goals is the cost of getting individuals to support the organization's.

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 7:08 AM

The one that gets me is the empowerment racket. As if we have the power to give someone else power. I hear this in education all the time. We are going to empower students as if we do their learning for them. Creating a positive and healthy learning environment with reciprocal relationships is the key.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, July 9, 3:38 AM

Engagement - 12 ideas to listen to your employees

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Observation Skills May be Key Ingredient to Creativity

Observation Skills May be Key Ingredient to Creativity | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The benefits of mindfulness, or being fully conscious and aware of one’s actions and surroundings, have been well documented by psychological scientists. Advantages include decreased risk of burnout at work, improved mental health, and smarter decision-making, according to recent studies. Now, researchers are turning their attention to a potential new connection: mindfulness and creativity.



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David Hain's curator insight, July 3, 2:14 AM

Funny how @LeadershipABC so often hits on a topic I'm thinking about! Check out this article from Brain Pickings for more on how to be an explorer of the world!

 http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/24/how-to-be-an-explorer-of-the-world-keri-smith/

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 4, 10:54 AM

Great article Bobby! Thanks for sharing! 

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PAYG reporting to be reduced for small business as ATO embraces digital change

PAYG reporting to be reduced for small business as ATO embraces digital change | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
As part of its move to streamline reporting and cut red tape, the ATO has announced changes to PAYG and employee share ownership schemes.
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Coaching on How To Ask Powerful Questions

Coaching on How To Ask Powerful Questions | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Here are ten ways asking questions can help us be more effective leaders and create breakthroughs in our impact.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 27, 6:21 AM

(From the article): 

Here’s the real challenge to asking good questions. It requires a shift in our own mindset as leaders. We have to let go of three ego needs that hold us back.

Let go of the need to be superior or to prove ourselves (e.g. I’m the smartest person in the room so let me tell you everything I know).Let go of the need to control outcomes (e.g. the best and most efficient way to do this is my way, so let me just help you by telling you what to do).Let go of the need for perfection or need to succeed without any tolerance for failure (we have to do this perfectly because anything less than success will make us or me look bad).

This is where executive coaching really works to uncover limiting beliefs and paradigms we have so we can let our curiosity naturally flow through. Do these apply to you?

 

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 25, 1:36 AM

Ten good ways to ask difficult questions. Worth reading

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 25, 5:08 AM

Questions will start the process of communication, resolving, thinking, etc. Great article.