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5 Habits Of Leaders Who Create Workspace Culture

5 Habits Of Leaders Who Create Workspace Culture | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
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 ...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:27 AM

How can you make your space a dynamic part of your vision and mission, and a driver of success? Here are 5 habits and how to make this happen:

David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 2013 2:37 AM

Unusual take on leadership, but worth thinking about...

ratzelster's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:19 AM

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? 

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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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Effective Leadership And Storytelling - "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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As human beings we love a good story, which is why theatre, cinema and TV are so popular. So, how well can you tell the story of your business?  Maybe, it's something to brush up on.
On the other hand, whenever I've visited a new client, gone to have a look at their factory or new office, I enjoy hearing "their story" and they really enjoy telling it. Their business is precious to them , and they've had hurdles to jump to get it to where it is now. So, apart from being a good storyteller, it's important to be a good listener too!

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Uma Sundaram's curator insight, February 23, 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the book "The Circle of 9 muses"

 

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 8:10 AM

The need to take a story and put it into an appropriate avenue of communication is important especially if innovation can let us be better storytellers and engage others more effectively.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 1, 11:23 PM

The importance of storytelling for leadership!

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Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans?

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What’s the distance between your company culture and your brand? Answer: There shouldn’t be any. A company culture that’s authentic and deep will translate through the employer brand, conveying the same tone, the same mission, the same values to job seekers and new hires that it does to fully entrenched [...]

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Andres Jordan's curator insight, February 17, 9:47 AM

Wow, here is a provocative statement. 

 

Our mercantile minds have become so optimized to derive maximum margins that we tend to forget that it all starts with us, ahem, humans.

But why trust me on this. Just google Steve Jobs and/ or Richard Branson, or a myriad of other thinkers about what they have to say.

 

In the beginning there are neurons firing in each or our brains deriving a new idea or insight. Everything else comes later. So, value your humans. And, btw, they are not "resources" they are creative agents of change - if allowed to be. 

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10 Best Places To Get Free Images

10 Best Places To Get Free Images | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

More and more, you can find images online that allow for use on your blog, or in any creative work, without copyright restrictions or having to pay for licenses.

Searching for stock images can be a difficult and time-wasting task. So take a look at these websites to save you time and possibly frustration.


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Damien O'Dwyer's curator insight, February 12, 6:38 AM

With I.Stock being owned by G.etty now, cost of images rising fast. Here are some free alternatives!

calliope kritikou's curator insight, February 13, 3:31 AM

πολύ αναλυτικό και ενδιαφέρον!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 19, 4:36 AM

 

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10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss

10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a project manager.

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Five apps that could revolutionise how you do business

Five apps that could revolutionise how you do business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
There are some very handy apps that can allow you to operate your business on the go – or completely change the way you do things.
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4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People

4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
German novelist and playwright Gustav Freytag wanted to understand how storytelling impacted the human psyche. He wondered, “What makes a story so engaging that it changes a person’s behavior?” After studying William Shakespeare’s work, Freytag designed a map of storytelling—a key that explained why the man considered ‘the greatest writer [...]

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 26, 12:47 PM

The best leaders are definitely story-tellers?

Matthew Farmer's curator insight, January 27, 1:53 AM

Powerful stories are told with conviction and the most powerful are often told on the basis of personal experience. 


Learning to articulate your powerful personal learning experiences as stories will not only help you to reflect on your learning and therefore make it more powerful, but also help you share your learning with others and influence them to take action.  Leadership indeed!

James Hutchison's curator insight, January 28, 11:01 AM

Of course you reach people by telling stories - it's how we make sense out of life - you can give the theory but you have to provide real world examples and that's why we have stories. Stories help us understand life. But if you tell a story to teach a moral I would suggest that unless you live by that story's moral lesson it doesn't matter how many stories you tell - nobody will believe you. Telling a good story is one thing but having integrity is another.

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As we approach the end of January, a time when you might begin to feel discouraged about lack of progress toward your New Year's Resolutions, I'd like to share some of my favorite quotes on goals and planning. If we want to succeed with our resolutions, we need to make them measurable and attainable. Breaking them down into specific goals allows us to do that. 

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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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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 10, 11:18 AM

Always open to anything that Charles Handy presents.  Please share.

Heinz Peter Wallner's curator insight, March 11, 5:08 AM

Ein ganz großer Management-Denker!

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Gestión y Liderazgo...Charles Handy on Qualities of Vision and Leadership | @scoopit via @LeadershipABC http://sco.lt/...

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.


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As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test. 

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 24, 3:45 PM

Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 24, 11:06 PM

I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

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Agile Transformation Through Effective Change Management Part-2

Agile Transformation Through Effective Change Management Part-2 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Last month’s article presented ways in which the first four stages of Dr. Kotter’s eight-stage change process model can be applied when attempting to...
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You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities

You Don't Have to Be a CEO to Develop Leadership Qualities | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Whether you are the CEO of a large and prosperous company or an employee whom others depend on, the qualities of true leadership are identical.

Leadership is often confused with authority, but a leader can be anyone at the company -- even an entry-level employee. You can see the impact these key employees have on the productivity, effectiveness and morale of their colleagues and sometimes even their managers.

 


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 15, 11:43 AM

By David Hassell. 10 characteristics of #Leading CEO's

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How Young Leaders Manage Older Employees

Managing employees who are older than you can come with a number of challenges. However, today more and more managers and business leaders are younger than the employees they manage. This is especial…

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, February 8, 1:18 PM

This is a two way street. Younger bosses need to realize all the skills and experience older workers can bring and what a valuable asset they can be to the company.  While older workers need to realize that although the boss is younger, they still should support and respect them the best they can.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 AM

Talent comes in all hsapes and sizes... all genrations and diversities. The great ones recognize that and use it to their advantage. Teamwork and collaboration trumps age.

Paulette Steele's curator insight, February 10, 8:22 PM

So relevant these days!

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Delivering Bad News: Communicating Well Under Pressure

Delivering Bad News: Communicating Well Under Pressure | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
No one likes having to deliver bad news, but if you do, here are some tips for delivering bad news with openness and grace.

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Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, February 6, 9:28 AM

Honesty, empathy and clarity are key to a good communication.

It's even more true when you have to deliver  bad news...

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Winston Churchill: In a class of his own for his vision, leadership and persistence

Winston Churchill:  In a class of his own for his vision, leadership and persistence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times?

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 28, 8:01 PM

There has been no one remotely like Churchill, before or since.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 29, 3:43 AM

You dig for models where you possibly find them... "It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times?" IMHO: both do each other...:-)))


What a character!

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, January 30, 8:25 AM

History shows this man to be a great leader.

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How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift

How Human-Centered Leaders Follow Principles that MatterSwitch & Shift | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When principle is placed first, however, our leadership changes dramatically. Leading on principle first solves many problems and produces clarity in how to build organizational cultures.
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