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Leadership: What is The Essence of Building Trust

Leadership: What is The Essence of Building Trust | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Being able to build trust is regarded as a crucial element of successful leadership. Especially in today’s globalized business world with its high rate of change and its cross-cultural challenges.
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Urgent reform needed for Australia to capitalise on the coming tech start-up boom

Urgent reform needed for Australia to capitalise on the coming tech start-up boom | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs and government officials will gather this week in Melbourne for the Australian Internet Governance Forum, which is set to include a panel discussion on how to develop Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Online retailers urged to invest in content and fill the gap of brick-and-mortar retailers

Online retailers urged to invest in content and fill the gap of brick-and-mortar retailers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Creative, educational and entertaining content are the vital ways in which businesses can be successful in the online retail sphere, according to a new e-commerce report.
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6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again

6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

People desire a “leadership refresh” in their organizations. Employees want leaders that are likeable, understand their needs, can authentically motivate people and know how to energize a workplace culture to generate the best results for the organization. 

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Sky News - David Bates talks to Switzer about Fair Work Act Compliance and Bullying

David Bates from Workforce Guardian talks to Peter Switzer on Sky News about Fair Work Act Compliance and Bullying in the Workplace. To watch on Sky News: ht...
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ABS finds business is spending more (up to $18.3 billion) on R&D

ABS finds business is spending more (up to $18.3 billion) on R&D | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Australian Bureau of Statistics found that business spending on research and development has grown over the past year.
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4 Essentials of Humble Leadership

4 Essentials of Humble Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Avoiding narcissism and embracing humility will inspire employee loyalty and improve teamwork.

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John Michel's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:41 AM
Humility is an essential attribute for a great leader. After all, if you can't acknowledge your weaknesses or recognize the role of others in your successes, it will be that much harder to build your business.
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Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness

Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

A recent study found senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Paradoxically, nearly 100 percent said they would like coaching to enhance their development,

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Never too late to learn...

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David Hain's curator insight, September 12, 2013 2:41 AM

Where it all starts...

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The death of the office as we know it

The death of the office as we know it | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Facebook and iPhone generation is demanding flexible and collaborative spaces in which to conduct businesses – and executives of blue-chip firms such as Deloitte and AMP are eyeing up co-working spaces too.
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4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily

4 Secrets of Effective Brand Storytelling Across Channels | Say Daily | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

"Today, audiences have much of the power, choosing where and when to engage with branded content (if at all). So brands must not only have a good grasp of how to unearth a brand story, but how to tell that story across a variety of channels. Both are tasks that don’t come naturally to many brands."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these rules in multi-channel brand storytelling:

- Don’t embrace a new channel without getting your story straight first

- Don’t think in terms of single campaigns—think like a media company

- Define your authority to publish

- Make informed channel decisions


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:10 PM

Thanks go to Kim Zinke who found and shares this article! What I love about it -- and the point Kim makes -- is that doing the prep work about the story beforehand creates greater success when you share it across channels.


Hey -- business storytelling is hard enough. Sharing our biz stories across different media channels adds another layer of complexity. Think strategically and do your homework first. It will make all the difference in the world. It's known as "going slow to go fast". Read this article for its insights.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

jaynalocke's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:25 AM

What an excellent collection of ideas about brand authority and consistency. If you've never taken the time to really deep dive into a particular company's brand strategy, and how and where they choose to show up, Red Bull is an excellent place to start.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:57 AM

Really valuable storytelling advice for brands, marketing and PR...

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The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

The Surprising Truth About Moving Others | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Watch best-selling author Daniel Pink explain how we can all improve our sales skills, and learn ‘The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.’


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Excellent insights here. I recommend Dan's book: To Sell is Human

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, September 1, 2013 12:22 PM
I will check it out...thank you!
Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, September 5, 2013 1:16 PM
Trumann....I have to get that one!
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, September 5, 2013 5:25 PM
You're welcome Patricia. I've read all of Dan's books - and I do like his work. I can also recommend you check out Adam Grant's book: Give and Take. All the best, Kenneth
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ATO targeting foreign income: what should you do?

ATO targeting foreign income: what should you do? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Individuals need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities in order to discharge their Australian tax obligations efficiently and appropriately.

Foreign income includes business income, foreign employment income, pensions and annuities, bank interest, dividends, royalties, rent, capital gains and personal services income.

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Good Workplace Communication? It Means Good Workplace Performance

Good Workplace Communication? It Means Good Workplace Performance | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Workplace communication isn’t easy. Everything, from personal to business relationships, hinges on communication.
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Such an important area, that so few businesses pay attention to. It starts at the top and should be prevalent all the way through your organisation. It may mean having to take time out to teach it, but will be worth the investment and the effort.

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Why Productive People Work Well With Their Opposites

Why Productive People Work Well With Their Opposites | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Opposites, as you may know, attract.


But they also do something else: Pairing up with someone who provides complementary contrast may actually make the both of you more productive.


"We're self-medicating with the other person's personality," says Leigh Thompson, a professor of management at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and author of the Creative Conspiracy. "When you have a deep work-style diversity, that's going to help groups be much more productive. I need to find someone who drives me nuts, but that person is going to be a good check on my behavior."

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St George Bank To Allocate Two Billion Dollars In Extra Loans For Small Business

St George Bank To Allocate Two Billion Dollars In Extra Loans For Small Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
St George Bank has announced a series of initiatives to target start-up founders including free, full-service office space, an additional 50 bankers and $2 billion in lending earmarked for small businesses.
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Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Yes you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can't learn something new without listening. (Want to get ahead? Stop talking and listen. Works for so many things.

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Naida Culshaw, Facilitator and Change Agent's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:24 AM

The quote "Silence is golden." comes to mind!

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A business that shouldn’t work but does – brilliantly | Dynamic Business

A business that shouldn’t work but does – brilliantly  | Dynamic Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If making a handmade, high quality, highly perishable product, on an island south of Tasmania – with your marketplace being the whole of Australia – sounds like a challenge, well you’d be right.

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Great story. Highlights the fact that it always pays to re-examine your business model: there may be a better way....

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Migrant Entrepreneurs Overcome Barriers To Start Their Businesses In Australia

Migrant Entrepreneurs Overcome Barriers To Start Their Businesses In Australia | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism. However, migrant entrepreneurs face some unique challenges when starting up.
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What a Coalition government means for your business

What a Coalition government means for your business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With a Coalition victory at the federal election, several aspects of the operating environment for businesses big and small look likely to change in the near future.
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The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Is your organization ready to succeed? Unlock the single most important tool that you as a manager can utilize to grow or transform your business effectively.

Via John Michel
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Where DO you want your business to be? Some good insights here into how to make it happen.

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Marcus Aldrin Andersson's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:17 PM

Some insightfull thoughts on managing what is and what could be. 

Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 11:50 AM
Richard: Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, September 27, 2013 11:51 AM
Daniel: Thanks for sharing your wisdom. As a Change Management Specialist, resistance to change is the number 1 reason businesses fail to thrive or die.
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10 Things Job-Seekers Must Do to Get a Better Job

10 Things Job-Seekers Must Do to Get a Better Job | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
... rather than complaining, take some advice from Jim Rohn, “Things will better for you, when you get better.”I’ve just agreed with OpenSesame.com (a video-based training company)
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Trumans: September 2013 Newsletter

Trumans: September 2013 Newsletter | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The great crew at Trumans can help you with all your business needs. Let us help plot your course.
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The 7Cs of Tribal Influence

The 7Cs of Tribal Influence | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Anyone can be an influencer. People no longer need to own a TV station to make their voice heard, and neither do they need to be particularly conscious about their social magnetism. Influencers simply have ‘it’, a social currency that makes them look good to others. People trust influencers to show the way. Whether they want advice about what mobile to buy, or diet to try, or simply connect them to others.

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How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership

How Inc. 500 CEOs Approach the Toughest Task: Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Trustworthiness, sincerity and capacity to inspire count for a lot. Likeability, not so much.
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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!