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Self-check: are you reducing trust without knowing it?
Trust is the thing that holds all relationships together, be they business or persoanl...
It is amazing how quickly trust can be lost, so it is essential to pause, breathe, and think. Some behaviors to consider and avoid.
Spot on! Whether at work or at home, avoiding these behaviors increases trust in all relationships.
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Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it? SmartCompany.com.au Currently neuroscience has become the dominant theme in emotional intelligence.
Great question to ponder. Your thoughts?
Will we be able to measure it? Or will it be something that we recognize as the quality of organizations improves?
What's the crucial career strength that employers everywhere are seeking -- even though hardly anyone is talking about it? A great way to find out is by studying this list of fast-growing occupations
Bring your own device (or BYOD) is all the rage. Device policy and administration is beyond my pay grade. For that, you can talk to Steve Boese. What I can tell you is that there are a …
Small business operators who used their accountant as a business advisor last year were 31% more likely to see an earning uplift, according to new research from the 2013 MYOB Business Monitor.
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Terms like vision, strategy and tactics can be confusing if you’re just starting a business for the very first time. It’s time to conquer that knowledge gap with the Taskmaster.
Increasing numbers of full-time workers are exploring their own online retail start-ups, according to new research by online sales platform Bigcommerce.
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It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to
When I first began writing about emotional intelligence, there were few examples of these concepts being effectively used. Today, we're seeing the science and practice come of age as emotional
I don't normally promote conferences, etc, but I think the work of Joshua Freedman, @eqjosh, is excellent in this field and this meeting promises to be outstanding - as Daniel Goleman is basically saying here...
EI is growing up as we develop our understanding of people...
Learn how good habits can help you become the person that you've always wanted to be.
Habits are powerful. They bring about change one step at a time, and they help you ensure that these changes become part of your life.
If your business marketing plan doesn't include social media strategies, you're already dead in the water. Why? Because more of your customers are using
Dead In The WaterDead in the water indeed since your competitors are out there creating wiht social media, learning what works and building a following. Good luck catching up fast. NOTHING happens all that fast in social media. You can create great campaigns that boost your social media 10x, but natural growth is SLOW and STEADY. This means your social media strategy will need to DISRUPT to win and create trust at the same time. Those two ideas can be mutually exclusive so make sure to JUMP IN NOW or double your efforts now.Rememer if you are not the lead sleddog the view is always the same :).
There's no way around it. Social Media are more important every day.
Watch this brief video presentation to find out about a great marketing template: https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/mpt/gt4045/
Spotting a gap in the market, Michael Lawrence gave up a successful career in management to set up a new media streaming service in the world of action sports.
Success = opportunity plus preparedness. "You'll never never know, if you never have a go!"
They might like you. They may even love you. But can they be sure you'll get the job done when the chips are down
For those of us who follow English football, the dismissal of Roberto Mancini and the elevation to sainthood of his Manchester counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson are interesting contrasts in this debate.
Show me a "leader" whose employees don't trust him/her, and I'll show you a "leader" without followers.
If any initiatives are being implemented in a low-trust culture, its chances of success are really remote.
Warren Buffett assumed the role of mentor to the youth yesterday when he gave networking and career advice in an "Office Hours" session with Levo League, a site aimed to assist youngsters in making their dreams come true.
These are great tips for all of us!
Australian small business owners and employees are leading the way in flexible working arrangements, according to new research by international technology company Citrix.
Top tips on how to keep your staff motivated
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now.
Are we heading towards a future of "glittering technology in a shabby society" ?
Some interesting insights with some suggested solutions from McAfee.
These trends are impacting our businesses now and will transform the way we look at traditional human resources and people management.
The pace of change has accelerated to the point where a business plan is no longer enough to plot the future of your business with any certainty. Disruptive technologies or unexpected competitors can
New research has identified which sectors new businesses are most likely to survive in, with healthcare and social assistance sector receiving the best report card.
FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New York, quoted “approximately $1,500”. This fee seems in line with the local going rate for the job from a firm which boasts membership of three professional associations and clients such as Chase and Bank of America. Not so long ago, paying the local rate was the only option. Today anyone seeking to get this sort of job done is only a click away from the whole world of professionals competing to do it far cheaper.
That same translation job was advertised on Elance.com and oDesk.com, the two busiest among several newish online marketplaces for work, or “talent exchanges”. On Elance it soon attracted 25 bids, from individuals in 15 countries. For around half the bidders, this would be their first job, which raised questions about how good their work would be (especially the Uruguayan who promised to “translate your interview perfetly”). But some seemed competent. According to his Elance page, “oswaldo g”, from Colombia, has already completed 31 jobs, earning a combined $4,193 and a satisfaction rating of 4.9 (out of 5). He quoted a tempting $16.44 an hour—though not as tempting as the five bids on oDesk (three of them by five-star-rated workers), from Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines. Each of them offered a flat rate for the completed job, ranging from $33.33 down to just $22.22.
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Times have changed. More and more companies have decided to radically change (read "scrap" or "re-engineer") their performance appraisal process.
We have moved to a One Page Talent Management process - thanks Mark Effron!
Organization structures have changed and companies need to be more agile. We have a shortage of key talent and the keys to success now focus on regular alignment, coaching, creating passion and engagement, and continuous employee development.
Yes, it is time....
Many businesses either have a business plan that’s gathering dust, or don’t have one at all. Thankfully, retrofitting a nuts-and-bolts structure to your business is easier than you might think.
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Australian start-ups are being encouraged to enter a global competition called the Million Pound Startup, which will award £1 million ($1.55 million) to a technology company willing to relocate to London.
You wouldn’t try to cut through a plank of wood with a dull saw, so why would you expect to cut through to a customer without a sharp sales technique?
Some very good advice here...
A strong culture isn't something you wish into place, or even will into place. It's something you build. Here's how.
Tpotally agree with Don on item #5. I also like #3.
Create an environment of trust. Many organizations believe internal trust is nice to have but not a key factor for bottom line profitability. That simply isn’t true. Trust directly affects speed and cost. When trust diminishes, speed goes down and costs go up. These economic factors are usually disguised as other things, but when there isn’t trust between team members, or between the company and its customers, it is impossible to achieve real success. The myths are that trust is built solely on integrity, that you either have it or you don’t, that if lost it can’t be restored, and that it can’t be taught. The realities are that trust is a function of both character and competency, it can be both created and destroyed, it can be restored (in most cases), and be taught and developed into a measurable strategic advantage.
5 steps to defining your winning culture explained succinctly for any leader looking to change their own organisational culture.
When I was a student (once upon a time I thought I was to be a clinical psychologist), and broke, and spending time in New York City (when I decided I was not to be a performing artist, choreographer for my career after all), I used to make extra ...
Unusual take on leadership, but worth thinking about...
More and more we're seeing how the physical space sets a tone and helps to create culture. With so many of the classrooms and communal spaces fixed and with little $$$ to change those structures, what can we do to make a big change in how the physical space impacts us?