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Assumptions – Asking the Obvious

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Testing assumptions makes you look stupid or misinformed. “You can be perfectly clear and perfectly wrong.” Karen Martin, “The Outstanding Organization.”

 

Assumptions are unquestioned “truths.” Everyone knows the answer to the obvious. Why don’t you?

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How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Day

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Day | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How much sleep did you get last night? If the answer is “not enough” you’re hardly alone. According to Gallup’s estimates, almost half the people you’ll run into today are suffering from some level of sleep deprivation.
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Ray Bradbury on Failure, Why We Hate Work, and the Importance of Love in Creative Endeavors

Ray Bradbury on Failure, Why We Hate Work, and the Importance of Love in Creative Endeavors | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 15, 6:13 PM

We draw no sharp distinction between work and play. That is an incredible point. I loved being in the classroom. There, I mixed work, play, and creativity together into a special alchemy.

 

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Interesting article.

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How to manage a mad mix of personality types. 6 simple tips

How to manage a mad mix of personality types. 6 simple tips | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
In any meeting on any given day you could be faced with a range of personalities. Do you know how to manage a mad mix of personality types. Here's 6 Simple tips
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Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work

Help Your Employees Be Themselves at Work | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
How can managers create workplace environments where people feel comfortable being themselves? Research has shown that hiding our true identities can cripple professional performance.
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How to Participate in Your Employee’s Coaching

How to Participate in Your Employee’s Coaching | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, executive coaching was viewed as a remedial intervention for executives and managers who needed to be “fixed” in some way. Managers were not expected to be particularly involved in the coachee’s exploration or journey.
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The Key to Change Is Middle Management

The Key to Change Is Middle Management | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
At the inaugural meeting of a change transformation effort under way at a hospital in San Jose, California, nurse Michelle delaCalle faced a room full of people who were discouraged by the organization’s earlier attempts at change.
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John Michel's curator insight, October 28, 5:19 PM

In many cases, successful change leaders create a dire

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat.
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Satisfaction and Contribution: The Virtuous Circle - BlessingWhite - Leadership Development and Employee Engagement

Satisfaction and Contribution: The Virtuous Circle - BlessingWhite - Leadership Development and Employee Engagement | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Satisfaction and Contribution: The Virtuous Circle - BlessingWhite - Leadership Development and Employee Engagement http://t.co/YvkX4KlE0a
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Must Reads for Leaders: 10 Invaluable Books for Moving Hearts and Minds

Must Reads for Leaders: 10 Invaluable Books for Moving Hearts and Minds | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

10 must reads for leaders... http://t.co/ZXmh7AGrzP

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Why performance reviews are a waste of time

Why performance reviews are a waste of time | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have found that the majority of workers think performance reviews are a waste of time.
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Five Timeless Qualities We Should Be Encouraging in Employees | Switch and Shift

Five Timeless Qualities We Should Be Encouraging in Employees | Switch and Shift | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
When you strip away all the new technologies, modern processes and latest innovations much of what makes good management is still the same as what it was 100
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Emotional intelligence skills and leadershp

Emotional intelligence skills and leadershp | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
The article reviews how emotional intelligence can help you improve your leadership skills
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Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster?  The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help?
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What Makes Someone an Engaging Leader

What Makes Someone an Engaging Leader | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
“How can we have the highest profitability in five years and still have gaps in employee engagement?” asks an executive at a large industrial products company. The reality is that the two don’t necessarily go together.
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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, November 17, 2:16 PM

our society needs creativity..  Teachers must create a classroom atmosphere that encourages students to achieve "flow" to be "in the zone". Loosening classroom rules, And allowing choice are just two ways to help encourage creativity.

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3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world.
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The Rise of the Rude Hiring Manager

The Rise of the Rude Hiring Manager | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
When his three-hour board interview ended with an offer to join the executives for a beer, 35-year-old Martin* figured he’d nailed the job.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 3, 1:22 PM

What organizations seemingly want is people who follow the Corporate Managers without question.

 

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What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Surveys

What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Surveys | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Employee engagement surveys, when done right, can be great.They can really help you understand what's going on in your organization. I like to think of employee engagement surveys like giant feedback sessions for your entire company....
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Unlock Employee Innovation That Fits with Your Strategy

Unlock Employee Innovation That Fits with Your Strategy | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
In innovation circles, empowerment is now a familiar theme; project teams working highly autonomously have been behind many of the world’s most innovative offerings.
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Rules for Designing an Engaging Workplace

Rules for Designing an Engaging Workplace | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Most of us would acknowledge that good design has a powerful influence on how people think and behave.
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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 27, 8:52 AM

Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. 

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3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth

3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Too many firms are opting for clever, cruel ways to turn a profit.
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Asking The Right Questions

Asking The Right Questions | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
To get the right answer we need to ask the right question. Consider the scenario where your sales are falling. You ask the question ‘why are our sales falling?’ and get an answer like ‘because our sales people are rubbish’.
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Don’t let e-mail become e-fail

Don’t let e-mail become e-fail | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
“I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be; how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them.” ~ Margaret J.
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How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.
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