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4 million members and counting: LinkedIn Australia finds connections get you places

4 million members and counting: LinkedIn Australia finds connections get you places | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is expanding in Australia at a phenomenal rate. In an exclusive interview, its chiefs tell of the progress and plans of the professionals’ social networking site, which is set to disrupt industries from media to recruitment.
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If you are in business and want to increase your network, LinkedIn is a must.

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10 Tools to Help Automate Your Small Business Tasks

10 Tools to Help Automate Your Small Business Tasks | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Whenever you can automate a task, do it.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 25, 9:13 AM

 

Many of the tasks involved in operating a small business are repetitive tasks, that if automated, will save time and effort forever after. Some tools are well known and others lesser so, but awareness of all that is available to you, enables you to make better decisions regarding what could and should be automated. The ten tools discussed in this article are well worth exploring, and I would be very surprised, if you can't find a few to make your business more efficient.

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To Make Your Meetings More Productive, Do 1 of These 4 Things

To Make Your Meetings More Productive, Do 1 of These 4 Things | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If you feel like most of your meetings at work are a waste of time, the good--and bad--news is that you're onto something. One survey found that 50 percent of meeting time is unproductive while up to 25 percent of meetings are spent on irrelevant issues. The same way we put deliberate thought into building businesses for our customers, we need to be intentional about planning meetings for their participants. A successful meeting is designed with its participants in mind.

 

Here are four tips for designing a brain-friendly meeting.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 21, 7:07 PM

The design of your meeting might be more important than the content you plan to discuss.

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Why should you write an executive blog

Why should you write an executive blog | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Leaders who share personal stories are more likely to inspire greater effort in their staff.
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How to improve your business writing skills

How to improve your business writing skills | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Bad business writing costs $396B every year in lost productivity. Don't be part of it - try these easy ways to improve your business writing skills. 
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Confirmation Bias: Why You Should Seek Out Disconfirming Evidence

Confirmation Bias: Why You Should Seek Out Disconfirming Evidence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In The Case for Motivated Reasoning, Ziva Kunda wrote “we give special weight to information that allows us to come to the conclusion we want to reach.” Accepting information which confirms our beliefs is easy and requires little mental energy. Yet contradicting information causes us to shy away, grasping for a reason to discard it.

In The Little Book of Stupidity, Sia Mohajer wrote:

The confirmation bias is so fundamental to your development and your reality that you might not even realize it is happening. We look for evidence that supports our beliefs and opinions about the world but excludes those that run contrary to our own… In an attempt to simplify the world and make it conform to our expectations, we have been blessed with the gift of cognitive biases.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 11:50 AM

Confirmation bias distorts our judgement, as this poem by Shannon L. Adler illustrates:

Read it with sorrow and you will feel hate.
Read it with anger and you will feel vengeful.
Read it with paranoia and you will feel confusion.
Read it with empathy and you will feel compassion.
Read it with love and you will feel flattery.
Read it with hope and you will feel positive.
Read it with humor and you will feel joy.
Read it without bias and you will feel peace.
Do not read it at all and you will not feel a thing.

 

HT to the excellent Farnham Street blog - but, then, I'm probably biased!

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 31, 7:56 PM
Love this article and the refs. I'm contrarian by nature. I surround myself with people who will disagree with me and push back when I show bias
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What and where are the jobs of the future?

What and where are the jobs of the future? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Will the the jobs of this century involved a permanent shift to lower wages and underemployment, or will they produce higher living standards?
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Why Confidence Is Always A Leader's Best Friend

Why Confidence Is Always A Leader's Best Friend | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
"As a leader one of the things that's most important is to know your team needs to see you as confident." I love this simple, valuable insight from Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors coach. It's every bit as important in business as in sports.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 10, 9:41 AM
When teachers are confident and comfortable, they are effective. They enter into pedagogic relationships and meet students where they are.
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How to Improve Productivity at Work

How to Improve Productivity at Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
How to manage time and energy wisely in the office.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 2, 3:25 AM

 

How productive is your office? How many hours per week is your average employee spending on activities that add nothing to your bottom line? This article may act as a wake up call and help you to markedly increase your office productivity.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 2, 11:41 AM
Learning to say "no" is not as simple as it may seem. Pretty often, our colleagues ask us to do the job that is not our priority. Instead of spending time and energy on the tasks that are not in your priority, you can fulfill the job that is more worthy of your time and skills.
 
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 10, 9:04 AM

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3 Strategies To Accept Positive Feedback And Own Your Successes

3 Strategies To Accept Positive Feedback And Own Your Successes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Let's call this call this curator friend Cynthia. Cynthia wrote back, “Two other curators worked with me on this (and may join us!), so I can’t take full credit.” She asked that I instead reference her with the significantly less exciting descriptor, “one of the curators of this exhibition." She was understandably hesitant to get all the credit and wanted to make clear that there were other people involved with the exhibition. While accurate, the new version was far less descriptive and complimentary than what I’d suggested.

Feel familiar? The balancing act women navigate surrounding self promotion can be exhausting.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 29, 10:57 AM

insight on handing the good with the constructive 

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Fake MYOB invoices land in thousands of email inboxes, as business owners warned "never click on the link" 

Fake MYOB invoices land in thousands of email inboxes, as business owners warned "never click on the link"  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Business owners have once again been reminded to be on the lookout for suspicious emails, after thousands of fake invoices impersonating accounting company MYOB started hitting inboxes this week. Antivirus software company Mailguard alerted users to the scam, which involves a legitimate-looking invoice being sent to email accounts that appears to come from accounting software provider MYOB. Upon …
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To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”


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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:23 PM
I think this is an underused tool in many professions. Moreover, we do not journal about what we experience and how we feel about those experiences. We want to shape the world without reshaping ourselves.
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11 Tips To Create A Powerful Personal Brand Online

11 Tips To Create A Powerful Personal Brand Online | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Create a strong personal brand online with these 11 tips whether you are a job hunter, entrepreneur, professional, coach, trainer or speaker.

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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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ATO sounds warning call on work-related tax deductions: Claims for your future dream job "don't count" - SmartCompany

ATO sounds warning call on work-related tax deductions: Claims for your future dream job "don't count" - SmartCompany | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Australian Taxation Office says it will be vigilant in reviewing work-related tax deductions this financial year.
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15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually)

15 Leadership Books Every Future Leader Should Read (or anyone actually) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Many times I've had people ask me, "In addition to coaching and training, what else can I do to learn more about how to improve myself? How can I learn to be a great leader that propels myself and others towards greater growth and greater opportunities?"

 My answer is simple, read. Read everything you can about successful leaders and the steps that they have taken to achieve peak performance for themselves and their organisations.

 The following is a list, and brief overview, of some of the best books that I have read about leadership.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 3:53 PM
A list that includes Viktor Frankl and Man's Search for Meaning is good.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:46 AM

being honest not all these are what I'd call 21st century reads... lesson is simple read something about our craft and make yourself better . Read my book #offthebenchleadership or another ... but read 

Ian Berry's curator insight, June 24, 7:37 PM
What I do is compare recommended reading lists When the same books appear I get them As is this case with this list a few make my lists too http://www.ianberry.biz/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IanBerrysrecommendedreadinglist.pdf
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The six qualities you need to succeed in business - SmartCompany

The six qualities you need to succeed in business - SmartCompany | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are a garden-variety office worker has looked you in the eye at some point and asked: “Are you crazy?” No matter what sector you enter into, starting a new venture involves tonnes of risk and little sleep. Trading up a regular salary for the promise of bigger returns down the …
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11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Conversations - People Development Network

11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Conversations - People Development Network | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Based on those observations, here are some ideas you can implement when faced with holding difficult conversations in your organization.

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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 7, 4:18 AM

We all have to deal with difficult conversations whether it be professionally or personally. Some will run and avoid confronting the conflict and others jump in which can also be dangerous. Nice little article to get you thinking and prepared when conflict rears it's head. I cover conflict within my "Billing Manager" training, if you can follow the stages of SOCS (Situation, Options, Consequences & Solution) it will reduce the negativity in conflict situations and get you to enhance your listening skills enabling you both to come through the other side smiling!!

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3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Ineffective listening can lead to damaged relationships, inefficient use of time and energy, and silos between key people in an organization. Here's how to improve your listening skills - fast!

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How to Improve Your Decision Making Ability

How to Improve Your Decision Making Ability | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Want to know the secret to improving your decision making skills? It's easier than you think. 


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Lucid post, presenting interesting data. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in decision-making, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com/nossos-blogs/processo-decisorio/

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 13, 8:21 AM

Formulaic thinking can appear simple yet actually doing it relies on discipline and action.  What do you think?

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How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 7, 10:59 AM
The secret comes down to three words: People over profit. And when that happens, companies will actually make more profit. Imagine that.
 
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Unmotivated? 6 Steps to Stay Laser-Focused on Your Goals 

Unmotivated? 6 Steps to Stay Laser-Focused on Your Goals  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten really excited about a new, big, exciting business goal and then gotten about 20% into the project when you decided it wasn’t fun anymore. *Me! Me! Me!* Life is complicated. Things don’t ever go exactly to plan. It’s messy and complex and chaotic. As creatives, you and I …

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What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’? 

New CEOs face enormous challenges as they start assembling a management team and setting a strategic direction in today’s volatile environment. To provide some guidance for transitioning CEOs, we looked at the experiences of exceptional CEOs, those defined as the very top performers in our data set of roughly 600 chief executives at S&P 500 companies between 2004 and 2014.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 11, 1:46 AM

Do these CEO actions predict success?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 12, 1:27 PM

What are your thoughts?

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Government considers $1000 cap on work-related tax deductions: What you need to know when making claims

Government considers $1000 cap on work-related tax deductions: What you need to know when making claims | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Business owners are urged to keep one key question in mind when claiming work-related tax deductions on their personal returns this June, amid speculation that there’s appetite from the government to place tougher limits on the amount individuals can claim as earlier as next month’s budget. According to Fairfax, a parliamentary inquiry into tax deductibility has …
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Want More Positivity in the People Around You? The First Step Starts With You

Want More Positivity in the People Around You? The First Step Starts With You | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Positivity is contagious. It’s been proven that if we are surrounded by positive people, we are more likely to be positive.

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Madison Brainard's curator insight, April 10, 2:01 PM
Positivity is important. If the the people around you are negative how can you be positive? You cant always change people, but you can change yourself, people might pick up on your actions to start looking at life i a different light. If those people don't follow maybe you need to change who you surround yourself with. Often we become who we surround ourself, so we need to put ourself first and make the first step. Hand out compliments to others it  not only boost their positivity it boost your confidence for making other feel good. 
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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.