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How to Make Your Team More Creative - Forbes

How to Make Your Team More Creative - Forbes | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile says a sense of progress is critical to employee creativity. How would you like to make your team more creative, productive, committed, and collegial?
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A Sad Lesson in Collaborative Innovation

A Sad Lesson in Collaborative  Innovation | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Nokia's transformation from undisputed leader in mobile telephony to struggling me-too player offers a sad but instructive lesson in the new dynamics of collaborative innovation.
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Innovation Excellence | Why Game Changing Innovation Doesn’t Happen with First Instinct

Innovation Excellence | Why Game Changing Innovation Doesn’t Happen with First Instinct | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
There’s good innovation and then there’s great innovation. We want to get to the latter…which means innovative pushback on typical ways of achieving innovation.
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The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) - Forbes

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) - Forbes | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness) These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret.
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Meet Jo Burston: A master of business failure

Meet Jo Burston: A master of business failure | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Job Capital founder Jo Burston has a simple business philosophy – fail often, fail fast.
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If You're Not Pissing Someone Off, You're Probably Not Innovating

If You're Not Pissing Someone Off, You're Probably Not Innovating | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
As the editor of the journal Innovations, I'm asked with some regularity, "So, what is innovation anyhow? How would you..."? (eyebrows usually furrow here) "... define it?
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The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance

The Effect of Personalities and Team Dynamics on Team Performance | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.
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Project management is mostly about people coming together to manage a projects; therefore, understanding team dynamic is crucial for project success.

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The Value of Performance Reviews | Rota Consulting

The Value of Performance Reviews | Rota Consulting | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Some people are delighted when they don’t have to have a performance review. They feel that they have dodged a potentially painful situation. I disagree as I wanted to improve and work on things that needed fixing.

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How to Navigate the Path to Authenticity

How to Navigate the Path to Authenticity | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

 “But, are you sure who the authentic you is? I’m not. Additionally, I get confused between who I am and who I want to be. Wanting obscures.

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Magical Bosses

Great bosses may look like they do magic, but it's learned and practiced behavior. It's what they do that makes them a great boss. They learned how to do it and you can learn it, too. That's how you become a great boss.
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The Cruel, Bitter and Crushing Taste of Dump-Truck Feedback | Management Excellence by Art Petty

The Cruel, Bitter and Crushing Taste of Dump-Truck Feedback | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
The most commonly employed managerial strategy for dealing with feedback is, delaying it. The first approach is poor form… the latter approach is cruel.
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Wanted: Senior Executive: Must Play Golf ~ Really?

Wanted: Senior Executive: Must Play Golf ~ Really? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
From time to time, I have a little rant. I’m not sure what triggered this one. Well, yes I do. It was a short blog post by Patrick Allmond entitled, “Do I Really have to learn how to play golf in business?” It made me think.
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Team Performance: Keeping Ego at Bay

Team Performance: Keeping Ego at Bay | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Ego is a strong emotion and often, success feeds it. As we evolve as professionals and accomplish more, we tend to accumulate beliefs about ourselves (and the world around us).
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Don't Get Held Hostage to Bad Employees - Forbes

Don't Get Held Hostage to Bad Employees - Forbes | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Too often, managers spend huge amounts of time and energy on their least effective employees. Here's how to stop the madness.
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Declining Employee Loyalty: A Casualty of the New Workplace

Declining Employee Loyalty: A Casualty of the New Workplace | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If loyalty is defined as being faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution or product, then there seems to be a certain amount of infidelity in the workplace these days.
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It's Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

It's Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

I often come across organisations and individuals which have 'decided' that one or other TQM or continuous improvement model will be thair salvation - it rarely is! (Richard Andrews)

 

Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization's health. While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence from Japan and elsewhere suggests that it's time to question these methods.

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Where (and When) Magic Happens - LeaderLab

Where (and When) Magic Happens - LeaderLab | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
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To Innovate, Turn Your Pecking Order Upside Down

To Innovate, Turn Your Pecking Order Upside Down | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's an uncomfortable truth about innovation: No matter how great your idea, you can't deliver breakthrough innovation without breakthrough organizational design.
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Becoming a High Performance Organisation - what are we talking about? | UnPlugged

Becoming a High Performance Organisation - what are we talking about? | UnPlugged | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
‘A High Performance organisation is an organisation that achieves financial and non-financial results that are exceedingly better than those of its peer group over a period of time of five years or more, by focusing in a disciplined way on that what really matters to the organisation’.
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How Enemies Power Innovation

How Enemies Power Innovation | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
What we can all learn about the art of business from Pepsi's epic war with Coke and Apple's public dust-ups with Microsoft.
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Leadership How-To: Thanking Your Team | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership

Leadership How-To: Thanking Your Team | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Leadership How-To: Thanking Your Team shares insights from watching Yo-Yo Ma thank his team of Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians.
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How Are You Helping Your Employees To Be Your Organization’s Heroes? | TanveerNaseer.com

When it comes to movies, TV shows, and novels, it's usually pretty obvious who the hero of the story is. But what about in your organization's story?
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What Creates a High Performing Organization

What Creates a High Performing Organization | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Sharing.
That’s right – Sharing. Not sharing staplers or a filing cabinet drawer. I’m talking about sharing information.

 

If your organisation works in competitive or even adversarial silos - read on!

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Why Innovation Dies

Why Innovation Dies | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Faced with disruptive innovation, you can be sure any possibility for innovation dies when a company forms a committee for an “overarching strategy.”

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5 Challenges For Relationship-Oriented Managers

5 Challenges For Relationship-Oriented Managers | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Often, managers who are good at Relating (asking, listening, coaching, including, and encouraging) shy away from Requiring activities (insisting on excellence, confronting poor or marginal performers, or just telling an employee what is expected or needed).

If asking for what you want or talking with employees about a performance shortcoming conjures images of a root canal, the following five mindsets will make asserting and insisting easier.

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