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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


Via Martin Gysler, David Hain
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This is a good article.  Note that whilst expereince and skills are important, achieving results has to be up there too. What needs to be said though, is that very often results are achieved through a collaborative effort, and that gets back to the relationships that you build with your colleagues.

I one wrote a course, called Building GREAT Relationships, where GREAT is an acronym for:


Growing
Robust
Enthusiastic
Appreciative

Trusting


I believe the ability to build a great telationship is more necessary now than  ever before... 

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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.
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The Business Adviser on Radio Blue Mountains, brought to you by Trumans

The Business Adviser on Radio Blue Mountains, brought to you by Trumans | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

"The Business Adviser" brought to you by Trumans on Radio Blue Mountains 20 April 2015

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Lawrence Atkinson discusses with Vent Thomas and Dianne Davis 3 key areas for business success. Not the only issues to be considered when running a small business, but issues that are important never-the-less.

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Forget the Vision, Make the Connections

Forget the Vision, Make the Connections | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

New leaders don’t spend nearly enough time and effort being intentional about how they show up and how they spend their own time. The effort they devote to forming meaningful connections with the people in the organization is almost an afterthought.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 22, 2:31 AM

Executives in transition often spend too little time on what matters most: building relationships. Making effective personal connections requires persistent introspection and intention.



David Hain's curator insight, April 27, 9:49 AM

So true, Kenneth! I'm working with an organisation just now where connecting is exactly what is required for a better future, yet what happens is the meet all the time, till they are begging for respite, and all they talk about is tasks and transactions!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 27, 9:51 AM

(From the article): How can you be more intentional? Hall frames intentionality in her own work in eight words that guide each of her interactions: “I want it to matter that we met.” And it should matter for both her and the person she is meeting. There is an implied flexibility in the time horizon; it may matter immediately or several years down the road. Challenge yourself: “I want it to matter that I hold this position,” or “I want it to matter that I am your boss.” How does this affect how you will show up to deliver short-term results and create long-term impact?

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Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson: The one way to keep the passion alive in your business

Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson: The one way to keep the passion alive in your business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The life of an entrepreneur can be a gruelling one, with little down time and the weight of a company’s success or failure resting on your shoulders.
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Results get you in the game; how you play the game is what determines your success

Results get you in the game; how you play the game is what determines your success | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

There is no question that producing results in your accountability is a prerequisite for being successful throughout your career. Without producing results, you will not even get on the game board for promotion, results earn you the right to play the game.

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Leadership and happiness, when do they arise together? | Hewsons | Joe Walsh

Leadership and happiness, when do they arise together? | Hewsons | Joe Walsh | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In his TED talk titled “Want to be happy? Be grateful”, David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk makes the point that happiness arises when we avail ourselves of the opportunity presented by each moment in life. Even in difficult circumstances opportunity still exists and happiness is available.

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In my experience it's very important to strive to be happy in what you do as people would rather work with and be led by a happy person than an unhappy one.

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7 reasons your business might be losing money | Pete Sanders

7 reasons your business might be losing money | Pete Sanders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Why is your business losing money? Most of the time it’s due to these key financial management issues.
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Vesticor Advisors's curator insight, March 30, 10:45 PM

96% of any businesses problems can be solved by MORE SALES

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The not so obvious consequences of NOT delegating

The not so obvious consequences of NOT delegating | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Most managers know the obvious consequences of not delegating and not delegating effectively. However, there are consequences that are not so obvious that you may want to consider if you are not delegating or not delegating effectively 

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Five reasons to call your customers regularly

Five reasons to call your customers regularly | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The way to succeed in business is to be constantly in touch with your market.
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If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re a salesperson: six tips for success

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re a salesperson: six tips for success | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Whilst being a salesperson might come naturally to you, many entrepreneurs find it uncomfortable. After all, salespeople in many circles have a reputation of being untrustworthy, sometimes sleazy and a bit uncouth (all, by the way, very undeserving labels based on the many sales people I have met).
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Helping people achieve or get what they need is one of the best things you can do in life and in business.

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The first five hires a startup should make — as told by a CTO

The first five hires a startup should make — as told by a CTO | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
No factor will have a greater impact on a startup’s success than the quality of its staff.
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Self Awareness - The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is

Self Awareness - The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive visio...

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Center for AI's curator insight, March 23, 4:54 PM

The most important leadership skill according to this article is self-awareness. Are you surprised by this answer? What are your thoughts?

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ATO tries a new tack in its compliance message

ATO tries a new tack in its compliance message | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
For the tax and superannuation systems to work, the Australian Tax Office says it needs the community's confidence that they are fair for everyone.
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Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What happens after you leave the room is most crucial.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, March 8, 2:16 PM

Coaching employees does not mean you simply tell someone they need to change.


It is a bidirectional conversation and an ongoing process. You must ask, then listen and empathize with them so your advice gets past their defenses.


Just because you are the manager, does not mean your advice is welcome or understood.


Often, the coach must change something in his or her own behavior or viewpoint to be successful at changing someone else.


You are selling a prospect on change. Listen and be prepared to work at showing employees what is in it for them.

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The Business Adviser on Radio Blue Mountains, brought to you by Trumans

The Business Adviser on Radio Blue Mountains, brought to you by Trumans | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

"The Business Adviser" brought to you by Trumans on Radio Blue Mountains 20 April 2015

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Lawrence Atkinson discusses with Vent Thomas and Dianne Davis 3 key areas for business success. Not the only issues to be considered when running a small business, but issues that are important never-the-less.

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How emotionally intelligent are you?

Unlike IQ, no one can summarize your EQ in a single number. Read more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-emotionally-intelligent-you-daniel-goleman
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Social Media And Business Top 3 Tips | Business Social Media

Social Media And Business Top 3 Tips | Business Social Media | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Social media for your small business is a great way to interact and connect with current or potential customers. Find out how you can leverage social media.
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2 Ways To Become Indispensable At Work

2 Ways To Become Indispensable At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If you said “no” to any of the above, you’re probably not indispensable to your employer. But you should strive to be, says Chris Gaborit, managing director and cofounder of The Learning Factor, in a recent LinkedIn post.

 

In the post, Gaborit offers keys to becoming indispensable at work.

 

“I decided to get some wisdom from people I respect,” he says. “I asked some of our best clients — senior managers who work for global companies. These people have walked the walk; they have been bulletproof when it comes to restructuring.”

 

Here are two ways to become indispensable at work:


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 14, 7:40 PM

Does your company value you? Do you think you’d survive multiple rounds of layoffs? Would your employer miss you if you were to leave?

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, April 15, 12:03 PM

The title of the post of Chris Gaborit is very suggestive "five keys to becoming an indispensable at work" frankly I think that no employee may become necessary but increase the likelihood that in times of crisis and organizational restructuring is one of the employees that the company wants to retain an employee who has also developed specific expertise of their work, the skills to be kept longer in a company that knows increase their employability. For these five tips Gaborit seem very important:

 

Hold the mindset that change provides opportunity.Do not overfocus on the next job position but rather on the skills to be developed.Building relationships with key decision makers.Exhibit the ability to get ‘stuff’ done.Treat everyone with genuine respect
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Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers

Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it


The best managers make a concerted effort to get to know their employees and help them feel comfortable talking about any subject, whether it is work related or not. A productive workplace is one in which people feel safe -- safe enough to experiment, to challenge, to share information and to support one another. In this type of workplace, team members are prepared to give the manager and their organization the benefit of the doubt. But none of this can happen if employees do not feel cared about.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 10, 7:51 AM

Gallup Survey: - If you want engagement, forget the transactional mindset and be more human!

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 10, 8:31 AM

I don't think employees want a lot; these are basic things a  manager/ leader should provide for effective functioning !

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 11, 2:11 AM

Headline true I love David Hain's insight more than the whole article!

He says "If you want engagement, forget the transactional mindset and be more human!"

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Avoid these 7 billing mistakes and get paid faster

Avoid these 7 billing mistakes and get paid faster | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
That extra effort to call-in the money you’ve already earned seems like an unnecessary burden. Be sure not to commit these seven invoicing sins.
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Leadership By Virtue: Storytelling tool in leadership

Leadership By Virtue: Storytelling tool in leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Stories are changing the way we think, act, and feel and can capture our imaginations, illustrate our ideas, arouse our passions, and inspire us.


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David Hain's curator insight, March 29, 7:23 AM
We all have a story, and we all love hearing stories...
Ian Berry's curator insight, March 29, 11:18 PM

Storytelling and sharing is foundational to the new world of work. Stories other people can feel and see themselves in and that are about what is, what can be, and that inspire us to go there are the best stories.

Jaro Berce's comment, March 30, 4:39 AM
Yes we like stories ... should be used more? Yes!
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Govt’s 1.5% tax cut to include all small businesses, including those not incorporated

Govt’s 1.5% tax cut to include all small businesses, including those not incorporated | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Small Business Minister Bruce Billson will extend the federal government’s proposed small-business tax cut to all small enterprises, regardless of the structure in which they operate.
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7 Intangible, Seemingly Unproductive Actions Valuable in Leadership - Ron Edmondson

7 Intangible, Seemingly Unproductive Actions Valuable in Leadership - Ron Edmondson | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Much of what a leader does can seem unproductive at times. For someone wired for production — progress — checklist completion — even wasted. I’ll admit, even though I know this in my leadership knowledge, I have to discipline myself to practice them sometimes. Yet, every good leader I know specializes in intangible actions that …
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The Wake-Up Call That Helped Arianna Huffington Learn to Thrive

The Wake-Up Call That Helped Arianna Huffington Learn to Thrive | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Famed entrepreneur Arianna Huffington reveals how burning the candle from both ends forced her to realign her priorities.
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Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Culture is the new black. Why is it such an important new topic in business and how do we define it?

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John Michel's curator insight, March 15, 2:45 PM

No matter if you’re a CEO, HR executive, manager, or team leader –  culture really matters. Consider it one of your most powerful tools for business success.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 16, 1:31 AM

 Culture lets you focus on your purpose and mission.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 16, 6:44 PM

How does a company measure culture and the impact it has on the bottom line?

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Charles Handy on Qualities of Vision and Leadership

Charles Handy speaks at Leadership All-Stars in downtown Los Angeles during the Drucker Centennial celebration. Charles is a globally renowned business expert and is often regarded as Britain's greatest management thinker. He has been an executive, a theorist, a management thinker and a student of business all his life.



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Ein ganz großer Management-Denker!

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