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5 business lessons to learn from Lance Armstrong

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5 business lessons to learn from Lance Armstrong

While you might not think that Lance Armstrong is a good business model after last week’s final confession, there are some lessons that business owners can take away from his example. Read on for what you should, and should not do in business.

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This Is The Mind-Set You’ll Need In Order To Thrive In The Future Of Work

This Is The Mind-Set You’ll Need In Order To Thrive In The Future Of Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
To stay competitive, we need to get comfortable making difficult, complicated, higher-order decisions more regularly—until we’ve achieved what Harvard psychologist Robert Kegan refers to as “immunity to change.”

Sound daunting? Hopeless, even? Don’t fret. It isn’t about turning yourself into a superhuman or somehow making yourself “smarter.” It simply means tapping into the potential that your mind is already hardwired to possess. Here’s how.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 20, 6:33 AM

Missed out on undertaking that good intention again? You probably have immunity to change - we all do!

donhornsby's curator insight, March 20, 8:52 AM
As machine learning and other forms of #workplace automation gain ground, technical competence alone doesn’t cut it.
 
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Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life 

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Journal Every Day
“Keeping a personal journal a daily in-depth analysis and evaluation of your experiences is a high-leverage activity that increases self-awareness and enhances all the endowments and the synergy among them.” — Stephen R. Covey
Journaling daily is the most potent and powerful keystone habit you can acquire. If done correctly, you will show up better in every area of your life — every area! Without question, journaling has by far been the number one factor to everything I’ve done well in my life.
The problem is, most people have tried and failed at journaling several times. It’s something you know you should do, but can never seem to pin down.
After you read this post, you’ll never want to miss another day of journaling again.
Here’s why:

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 7:38 AM

Lots of reasons why journalling makes real sense - i know I should do it!

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How to Resolve Workplace Conflict

How to Resolve Workplace Conflict | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In a 2012 study conducted by the American Psychological Association, 65 percent of Americans cited work as a top source of stress. The study cites a number stress sources, ranging from excessive workload to lack of social support. Many of the sources are rooted in conflict situations.

Whether at home or at work, conflict can leave us feeling frustrated, unmotivated and unfocused. We bring our work troubles home and our home troubles to work, with little opportunity (or time) to sort out tensions.

Collaborative environments, where individuals feel free to vigorously debate and challenge ideas, rather than “go along to get along,” are within reach. We typically think our ability to work without conflict depends on how others treat us, but Arbinger’s work suggests something different: our ability to cut through conflict depends on how we see others. The structure, the nature of real collaboration, is the same at home, at work, or in our communities. And it all begins with mindset.


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David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 5:45 AM

The role of an outward mindset in resolving conflict. A key attitude to cultivate in organisations and people today...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 1, 8:57 AM
Conflict is something that happens to all of us. What can you do when you have a conflict at work or home? Perhaps it's time to take a look at ourselves?
 
 
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How Feeling Frustrated Can Transform You and Your Business

How Feeling Frustrated Can Transform You and Your Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, is known for his countless insightful musings on the world of business and entrepreneurship, but there’s one saying in particular that’s been on my mind a lot lately.

“Finding something frustrating and seeing an opportunity to make it better is what entrepreneurship is all about.”

What a simple, yet profound, statement. It’s so true. Think of all the great innovations in history, and the inception of that product or service likely came from someone’s long-held frustration. Frustrated that taxis are expensive and hard to fetch? Here’s Uber. Think hotels are overpriced? Well, here’s Airbnb. Want to eat at a place that doesn’t offer delivery? OK, here’s GrubHub. Are you sick of using slow and ugly looking computers? Welcome to Apple.

The examples are endless.

Frustration is indeed the core of what spawns most great businesses. But, on a deeper level, there’s something even more powerful about being frustrated. Not only can frustration help people come up with ideas or create new ventures, but it can act as a motivator to keep individuals from stagnating when it comes to their own development.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 17, 2:58 AM

Welcome your frustrations - they may be giving you important signals!

donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 9:43 AM
Leaders shouldn’t be afraid of frustration. It’s not to say that frustration is an enjoyable experience worth looking forward to, to be sure. But understand that feeling frustrated is a normal part of development. I’d even argue that if you’re not feeling frustration from time to time, you’re doing something wrong. You’re not pushing yourself enough. You’re not thinking big. You’re not growing.
 
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The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.

 

In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.

 

Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 7:49 PM

Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:29 PM
Are you a coachable leader?  I meet some of the criteria
Bryan Worn's curator insight, February 14, 3:22 PM

All so true , however the key word is that they PRACTICE them.

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Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company

Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2:24 AM

Are you turning over the stones throughout your organisation? You may be surprised about the talent you will find...!

Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 5:39 AM
Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company
 
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We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Businesses have complained about the poor skills of school-leavers, and we’ve assumed the way forward is to ensure that more people study for longer. I think that the changing world means that we need to prepare kids in a totally different way. A 5-year-old today will enter a working world in 2030 that is so incomprehensible that we need an existential re-imagination of the very foundation of education. It’s the cliched hope of the paranoid parent that teaching Chinese will best prepare kids for a future of different power structures in geopolitics, but is that essential in a world of Google translate? Many thinking teaching kids to code is the solution, but won’t soon software be written by software? Our vision for the future needs to include more imagination. It’s staggering to me as to how much the world has changed, and how little education has. The digital age means a different world.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 24, 9:52 AM

We are using an ancient paradigm to teach kids for life in a new and ultra dynamic one. How short sighted is that?

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How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business

How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Three growing realms of technology will seep into the gig economy and continue enhancing the experience for all involved parties.
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5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO

5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Cloud CFO director Elan Pamensky outlines and explains reasons why your start-up should have a virtual chief financial officer instead of an in-house one.
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What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human

What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Hardly a week goes by without news of automation displacing humans from the workforce. Automation is a disruptive force that is transforming every industry,
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Relationships are still, and always will be, key.

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What does success at work really mean?

What does success at work really mean? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What defines a successful career? Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers, while the majority just survive and plenty fail?
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Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders

Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For businesses in crisis, whether in a restructuring or taking steps to avoid one, the stakes cannot get any higher. In these situations, messages matter – not only their content but also their structure, the channel, the timing, and the tone they’re delivered in. What, when and how executives communicate during a crisis is critical and can have a dramatic effect on the change process and resulting outcomes. That’s why we’ve developed a set of principles that business leaders can follow to communicate more effectively – and empathetically – during a crisis.


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Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace

Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Diversity in the workforce matters, there’s a lot of research to prove that diverse workplaces are more successful. We need women and those of various ethnic backgrounds especially when trying to design a product or service to represent the general population; the diverse population out there who are the buyers of your product or service.

We all make instinctive decisions, based on what ‘feels right’. Research shows that unconscious preferences (biases) play a significant part in the way we engage with others and the decisions we make about them. We all have automatic and unconscious biases, over which we have little control, no matter how unbiased we think we may be. We don’t set out to make poor decisions, it’s a question of how our brains operate and what is going on in our environment.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:05 AM

Will 2017 be the year we stop talking about the benefits of diversity and actually make progress on it?

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The Emotionally Intelligent Person’s Guide To Being Persuasive 

The Emotionally Intelligent Person’s Guide To Being Persuasive  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

You’re a pretty rational person, or so you think: You’re often good at thinking logically and keeping your feelings out of it, right?

Wrong. (Sorry!) It wasn’t long ago that people believed emotions and logic were two completely separate things, operating independently of one another. But breakthroughs in brain science have made it clear that that’s far from true. It turns out that our brains are incapable of making fully unemotional decisions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. In fact, you can use that cognitive reality in your favor to build relationships, network, and gain influence.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 16, 5:57 PM

These ridiculously simple brain hacks can subtly encourage people to decide in your favor.

Vanessa Ong Li Wen's curator insight, March 19, 12:14 PM
I agree that at times, we need to angle our argument that targets one’s emotional capacity so as to strengthen the message we are trying to convey and be more persuasive. Although logic is an important factor in allowing people to understand what you are trying to say, simply informing them and convincing them are two separate matters. In essence, using positive emotions to encourage people to believe in you is the right way to go. Once they feel that they have established the connection with you, they will naturally be more inclined to believe whatever it is you are trying to say.
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3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally 

3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
For those looking to really excel in the workplace, it’s about more than simply being a good worker or a contributing member of the team. If you truly want to get ahead, positioning yourself as a trusted ally for your boss is a great way to start.

To be clear: Aligning yourself with the boss doesn’t mean being disloyal to your colleagues. The idea isn’t that you’ll be some kind of spy, reporting back to leadership about the inner machinations of your team.

It simply means that you’re positioning yourself as a partner, someone who is in tune with the boss’s needs and concerns, and able to offer a valuable perspective as a confidant. Think of it as the kind of relationship that exists between a President and Vice President. The President is the one with ultimate authority, but the VP is a sounding board and advisor.

Now, the question is: How do you become a trusted ally when you’re not necessarily the official “second-in-command”? Here are some steps you can take, no matter what your position.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 2, 6:47 AM

Simple stuff - the key is to see your boss as another needy human being!

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Helping Your Organization Reach its Goals: The Role of Culture in Engagement - People Development Network

Helping Your Organization Reach its Goals: The Role of Culture in Engagement - People Development Network | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
what is the role of culture in engagement? How can your organization support the achievement of the articulated and unarticulated goals of the company?

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The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build 

The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The most useful definition of technology I’ve heard is simply, “the ability to do more with less.”
I think of books and reading as technologies.
We only live one life, but through books, we can gain the wisdom from thousands. When an author writes, re-writes, and edits, they are turning their words into a more perfect version of themselves. When you read, you get to spend time in a meditative state with a wise person’s more perfect self.
Books are the most under-valued and under-appreciated technology in the world.
How do we know they’re so valuable? We need only to examine how the best and the worst people throughout history have viewed books.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 14, 5:39 AM

"Books are the training weights of the mind." That Seneca guy was on the money millennia ago!

donhornsby's curator insight, February 14, 9:21 AM
“Books are the training weights of the mind” –Seneca
 
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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When students take notes using laptops they tend to take notes verbatim, writing down every last word uttered by their professor.
Obviously it is advantageous to draft more complete notes that precisely capture the course content and allow for a verbatim review of the material at a later date.  Only it isn’t. 

 

New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more.  Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had students take notes in a classroom setting and then tested students on their memory for factual detail, their conceptual understanding of the material, and their ability to synthesize and generalize the information.  Half of the students were instructed to take notes with a laptop, and the other half were instructed to write the notes out by hand.  As in other studies, students who used laptops took more notes. 

 

In each study, however, those who wrote out their notes by hand had a stronger conceptual understanding and were more successful in applying and integrating the material than those who used took notes with their laptops.


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David Hain's curator insight, February 6, 6:00 AM

Students - and anyone who undertakes diagnostic interviewing -  should read this insightful piece on how to take notes more effectively.

Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 5:37 AM
A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop
 
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8 leadership lessons from history

8 leadership lessons from history | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“If I have one piece of advice for would-be leaders, it is read some history,” writes historian Margaret MacMillan.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 2, 5:34 AM

It's true, good historical knowledegde if the difference between being a good sustainable leader or an opportunistic leader.
By Margaret MacMillan.

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5 Traits of Natural-Born Mentors

5 Traits of Natural-Born Mentors | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The benefits of a mentor and mentee relationship far exceed expectations.

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Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With the right balance, leaders will become highly respected by their employees.

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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an absolute gem you missed earlier in the year.

 

Take the post titled "The Two Minutes It Takes to Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever," by marketer Josh Spector, for example. As short as it is useful, the piece is one of the most recommended posts of 2016, Medium informs me. It's not hard to see why.

 

Spector offers five dead-simple changes you can make to basically any piece of writing in a matter of seconds that will make it more forceful and compelling. We'd all enjoy reading a bit more if more writers followed his tips.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 15, 6:43 PM

Simplify, get to the point, eliminate unnecessary wording.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, January 27, 5:38 AM

Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit  http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Some people managers struggle with being good leaders and cannot understand why: They are experts in their fields, work hard, and communicat

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Have you ever witnessed someone lose their cool at work? How suddenly facts, arguments, and reason become irrelevant because a decision maker has a meltdown? Or how, at a meeting, the moderator is holding a monologue rather than engaging with the other participants and encouraging different viewpoints and ideas? Those behaviors are signs of a lack of emotional intelligence. And if leaders lack it, the consequences for their teams can be devastating.
 
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Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.
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This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 3, 11:16 AM

I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

Tom Wojick's comment, January 3, 11:17 AM
Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.