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Are You Your Employees’ Worst Enemy?

Are You Your Employees’ Worst Enemy? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

In almost all organizations, some leaders pave the way for their employees to do their best work, and others inadvertently make things much harder than they should be. Where do you fall on this continuum? Do you help or do you hinder? In all probability, it’s the latter. According to our research, your employees are more likely to view you as an obstacle to their effectiveness than as an enabler of it—and that holds true whether your organization is successful or stumbling !

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It can be challenging for individual leaders to get a clear picture of how they are hindering performance, especially when some of what they do is probably helping. Very few of us are pure helpers or hinderers. Asking the three guiding questions of yourself and other leaders is an important starting point. Using external facilitators to pose the questions to employee focus groups can also be particularly effective in identifying hindrance traps throughout organizations ...

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Salary raise period and no inspiration !

Salary raise period and no inspiration ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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... Actually - The best alibi ever used  ;() 

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Health & Predictive Science vs Business & Sales Science !

Health & Predictive Science vs Business & Sales Science ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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No matter bad situations !

Mercantile people will always find good reason for Business ;() 

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Simplify Your Analytics Strategy

Simplify Your Analytics Strategy | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

While the interests in analytics and resulting benefits are increasing by the day, some businesses are challenged by the complexity and confusion that analytics can generate. Companies can get stuck trying to analyze all that’s possible and all that they could do through analytics, when they should be taking that next step of recognizing what’s important and what they should be doing — for their customers, stakeholders, and employees. Discovering real business opportunities and achieving desired outcomes can be elusive ...

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Techniques for discovering business opportunities in the data ;()

Accelerate the data: Fast data = fast insight = fast outcomes !

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Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning | McKinsey & Company

Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning | McKinsey & Company | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

When scenario planning has worked well, it has proved enormously useful to a wide range of organizations as a tool for making decisions under uncertainty. First popularized by Shell in the early 1970s, the approach should be a natural complement to other ways of developing strategy—especially when executives are as concerned about geopolitical dynamics as many are today. It would probably be more widely used if it hadn’t been such a disappointment to many executives. In fact, 40 percent of those we surveyed in 2013 described it as having little effectiveness !

 
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Beware giving too much weight to unlikely events: Probability neglectCounter assumptions that the future will look just like the past: Stability biasCombat overconfidence and excessive optimism ...

 

 
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The complex World of Diplomacy !

The complex World of Diplomacy ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time ;() 

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Changing the World – Step Two ...

Changing the World – Step Two ... | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Are you and your organization ready for change? Too often organizations define the change effort they want to pursue without first identifying whether there are people, resources, legislation, etc. present that must be in place before the change effort can begin. We will explore the circumstances you may want to explore before beginning any change effort and the areas to explore as potential prerequisites to the change program and its eventual success !

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You will notice that within the PSYCHOLOGY box there is a common focus on the mindsets, attitudes, beliefs and expectations of the individuals ... 

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How Successful People Handle Stress

How Successful People Handle Stress | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to them. The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn’t have it [...]
Fouad Bendris's insight:

A big step in managing anxiety involves stopping negative self-talk in its tracks. The more you ruminate on negative thoughts, the more power you give them. Most of our negative thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts !

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10 startups that are disrupting healthcare IT

10 startups that are disrupting healthcare IT | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Trailblazing into the healthcare marketplace, these 10 tech startups are bridging the gap between healthcare and technology to build a better, safer and more inclusive healthcare experience.
Fouad Bendris's insight:

With healthcare records moving online, and more people -- including doctors -- expecting mobile solutions, it seems only natural that startups are emerging to help users visit the doctor remotely, track their medicine regime or get a diagnosis from a doctor thousands of miles away !

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Data Scientists Don’t Scale !

Data Scientists Don’t Scale ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Executives are taking a hard look at their depleted budgets — drained by a mess of disparate tools they’ve acquired and elusive “big insights” they’ve been promised — and are wondering: “Where is the return on this enormous investment ...

Fouad Bendris's insight:

We’re at the beginning of the next phase of big data, a phase that will have very little to do with data capture and storage and everything to do with making data more useful, more understandable and more impactful !

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What CEOs Have Learned About Social Media

What CEOs Have Learned About Social Media | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

When it comes to social media, today’s CEOs have made a remarkable transition over the past five years. A recent analysis by my firm, Weber Shandwick, found that 80% of the chief executive officers of the world’s largest 50 companies are engaged online and on social media. The results, published in “Socializing Your CEO: From Marginal to Mainstream,” show that CEO sociability has more than doubled since we began tracking the social activities of chief executives in 2010, when only 36% of CEOs were social !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Companies don’t want to be left behind.

They linked to a microsite so people could learn about the brand’s history, what it takes to be a leader, and how to apply ... 

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What’s Wrong with the Internet?

What’s Wrong with the Internet? | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything—mostly for the worse. Here’s yet another in a growing list of books attacking the brave new Internet-centric world we live in. Keen argues that “rather than democracy and diversity…all we’ve got from the digital revolution so far is fewer jobs, an overabundance of content, an infestation of piracy, a coterie of Internet monopolists, and a radical narrowing of our economic and cultural elite.”

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It’s difficult not to agree with his heartfelt rage at the prevalence of digital piracy ... 

If the Internet is not the answer, what is the answer? 

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From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics !

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although you may be more familiar with its offshoot, behavioral economics—has become the dominant academic approach to understanding decisions. Its practitioners have had a major influence on business, government, and financial markets !


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Irrationality’s Revenge

Almost as soon as von Neumann and Morgenstern outlined their theory of expected utility, economists began adopting it not just as a model of rational behavior but as a description of how people actually make decisions ...

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Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching !

Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

It’s time to turn GPS back on. Your location has become one of the best things about your phone, your smartwatch, and every other connected device you carry. Our tech is learning to adapt to us, nestling into every aspect of our lives so it is more responsive, more useful, and more intuitive. This is awesome, and it’s happening because of three things: location, location, location !

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Your phone's ability to pin-point your exact location gives us plenty to be excited about. But this world of always-on GPS raises new questions about what happens to our data ... 

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A Guide to Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project !

A Guide to Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

You’ve got an idea for something that will improve your company’s bottom line or make it a better place to work. Nice going. Now for the hard part: How do you get people on board? How do you get funding? And what should you do if your idea doesn’t catch on?

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Persistence is key !

You need to care about the idea, not getting credit for the idea !

Think about what’s good for all not just what will let you shine. Trust the universe,  that you will get credit when it’s due ... 

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Michel CEZON's curator insight, June 25, 5:50 AM

Great idea but most of all great people behind!

Ability to promote and evolve your idea is key :-)

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Big Data And The Buyer's Journey: Measuring The Invisible

Big Data And The Buyer's Journey: Measuring The Invisible | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
Getting a handle on customer service is a challenge for most businesses. To make matters worse, rapidly changing technology makes customer satisfaction a moving target. Just for the record, the buyer’s journey has changed. The same things that used to motivate buyers previously have no impact on them now. Big [...]
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Big data can be a big help in understanding how your company has crafted your buyers’ journey. The best part of using big data for such functions is that it takes the guesswork out of the equation so you know for sure what your customers enjoy about your brand and what they don’t ... 

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Leader vs. Follower ...

Leader vs. Follower ... | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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" He who cannot be a good Follower... cannot be a good Leader - Aristotle " ;()

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Improve Your Ability to Learn

Improve Your Ability to Learn | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Learning agility, by contrast, has until recently been hard to measure and hard to define. It depends on related qualities such as emotional intelligence that are only just beginning to really be valued. It also relates to behaviors – such as the ability to recover from and capitalize on failure – that some managers would prefer not to think about.

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Cultivating Your Own Learning Agility – and Coaching It in Others ! 
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The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships !

The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

But now that Big Data and the Internet of Things have come along, we can go beyond the transaction to every little detail of the customer’s actual experience. You can know when customers enter your store, how long they are there, what products they look at, and for how long. When they buy something, you can know how long that item had been on the shelf and whether that shelf is in an area of things that usually sell fast or slowly !

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With every passing day there are more examples of Internet of Things adoption. And with every passing adoption, what people will accept (giving up things like their location information) and what they expect (“If Waze can help me with my driving, why can’t my grocery store tell me the fastest way to get through my grocery list?”) both change ...
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Patrice Meilland's curator insight, June 6, 8:27 AM

Great for business, scary for individuals' privacy !

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How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag !

How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Today, Farmers Business Network is announcing a $15 million round of funding led by Google Ventures. According to Andy Wheeler, a partner at the search giant’s investment arm, data is becoming ever more important to agriculture. That’s one reason why the firm also invested in a company called Climate Corporation, which uses weather data to provide insurance to farmers and eventually was acquired by Monsanto.

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For decades, farmers have had to rely on seed companies for information about how well their seeds grow. This Google-backed startup is helping farmers share that data with each other ... 

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When Tortoises Try To Fly ;()

When Tortoises Try To Fly ;() | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Visionary and impatient leaders at large companies want to win fast—just like entrepreneurs seem to be able to do.

Many of these big company CEOs have quarterly earnings to report, which just adds fuel to their fire. As a self-proclaimed Idea Monkey, I get it - I really do. But impatient leaders striving to be more innovative must learn that speed and cleverness will not win you the new products race. Instead, it will cost you millions of dollars, your job and sometimes your company !

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We’ve all heard some version of the hare and the tortoise fable that passes on this simple message: Pragmatic plodding wins the race. Unfortunately, this lesson seems to be lost in companies trying to innovate today. The “need for speed” seems to be trumping common sense ... 

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Hadoop : largo ma non troppo ;()

Hadoop : largo ma non troppo ;() | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Hadoop fait l’objet d’un engouement important – Gartner parlerait de hype – mais la réalité de l’utilisation du framework synonyme de big data est encore relativement modeste ... 

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Les recommandations du Gartner
Les DSI, Chief Data Officer ou autres responsables qui souhaitent installer les hadoop doivent :

Eviter de déployer hadoop avec la peur d’être en retard par rapport aux autres entreprises. Hadoop est encore en phase d’adoption précoce où les compétences et les réussites sont assez rares ;Démarrer avec des projets modestes avec le soutien d’un responsable métier est nécessaire. Un tel attelage permet d’acquérir des compétences et montrer quelques réussites avant de se lancer dans des projets d’envergure ;Se concentrer sur ceux qui utilisent le logiciel – incluant les applications et les outils qui seront dans les mains des utilisateurs finals.
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4 Business Models for the Data Age !

4 Business Models for the Data Age ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it

Organizations have always depended on data — to manage operations, to communicate with customers, to pay employees and suppliers, to plan their futures, and so forth. Those with the best data have enjoyed distinct advantages — in commerce, for example, better understanding the market leads to better products offered at better prices, and so forth. Data has enabled strategy, but, with few exceptions, neither driven strategy nor sat at its heart ...

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Rethinking old strategies ...become increasingly data-driven, in everything one does.To simplify just a bit, the idea is that everyone — individually and in groups, up and down the organization chart, across internal silos, and with business partners — makes better decisions by using more and better data !

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Generation Z !

Generation Z ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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... The new Business Class ;() 

" In souls nobly born, valour does not depend upon age " 

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Looking for promotion ? That's easy ...

Looking for promotion ? That's easy ... | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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Just be prepared !    

Leaders have Great Reasons - Losers just have Bad Excuses ;() 

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Wall Street for Dummies !

Wall Street for Dummies ! | Strategy & Governance | Scoop.it
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You Love Finance but never obtained MBA !

... It's time to play Gymnastics instead ;() 

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