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A Safe, Inspiring Culture ... or Not So Much? | Driving Results Through Culture

A Safe, Inspiring Culture ... or Not So Much? | Driving Results Through Culture | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Blanchard's culture guru S. Chris Edmonds examines the worst company to work for in America and outlines how to measure employee opinions.
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Overcoming the Danger of Taking Ownership

Overcoming the Danger of Taking Ownership | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Individual ownership is powerful. But, ownership is a dead-end unless teams and partnerships are included and developed.

Individual contributors are essential;
team builders exponential.

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Motivate Staff Through The Power Of Recognition

Motivate Staff Through The Power Of Recognition | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
HR and business leaders understand that talent and employee performance are often the key factors in determining an organisation’s success. They appreciate the importance of creating and maintaining consistent company cultures in improving employee engagement and productivity levels, as well as retaining the best staff.
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The 'X' model of employee engagement - BlessingWhite © 2012

Employee Engagement can be a vague term. In this model, BlessingWhite details a specific and compelling model for articulating what Employee Engagement is - and what it means to the individual and the organization they work for.
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10 Project Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

10 Project Management Tips for Entrepreneurs | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're just starting up or looking for ways to refresh a small business that has plateaued, here are a few project management tips to keep in mind.
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Managers, how do you treat your weakest employees? | Chartered Management Institute

Managers, how do you treat your weakest employees? | Chartered Management Institute | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Winston Churchill famously said that you can judge the civillity of a society by looking at the way it treats its weakest members. The phrase has been adjusted by many significant thinkers down the years. Ghandi for instance believed how we treated animals determined how we could be viewed as a society, whilst Dostoyevsky believed prisoners provided the window into our heart.

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Communication Break Down! Why it Happens and What To Do About It.

Communication Break Down!  Why it Happens and What To Do About It. | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

 I was down at the comic book store last week buying a birthday present for my sister when the following pack of gum made me laugh out loud:

 

Coworker trouble? This will fix it!

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Changing Moral Attitudes

Changing Moral Attitudes | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Moral attitudes are especially difficult to change, Jonathan Haidt, professor of psychology at the Stern School of Business at New York University, said, because the emotions attached to those preferences largely define who we are.
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Welcome to the Employee Engagement Economy

Welcome to the Employee Engagement Economy | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

 Even though the stock market remains volatile and job creation lags, organizations must work to recruit and establish meaningful connections with their employees.

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Innovate on Purpose: Signals for innovation speed and frequency

Innovate on Purpose: Signals for innovation speed and frequency | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

How often / how fast should we innovate?

 

What I like about the question is the realization that the firm must innovate more than once. What I dislike about the question is the often (implied) whining that suggests that repeated innovation is difficult, time consuming and distracting. So herewith, a short rubric for how "fast" or how often you should innovate.

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WHY DO WE HAPPILY MAKE OURSELVES STUPID? (or: the dangers of multi-tasking)

Confession: sometimes I check my phone when my wife is talking to me. 

This makes her mad, for the obvious reason that it’s rude as hell, and it sends a clear signal I’m not really listening.

 

Just because we can multi-task, doesn’t mean we should!

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Innovation Excellence | Staging an Innovation Party

Innovation Excellence | Staging an Innovation Party | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat in the middle night from a nightmare focused on you throwing a big party that nobody comes to?
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How to Unlock the Hidden Knowledge in Your Organization

How to Unlock the Hidden Knowledge in Your Organization | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Are you fed up watching talented co-workers walk out the door–regardless of reason–taking valuable knowledge with them?

No, I’m not talking theft of intellectual or physical property; I’m referring to what’s called tacit knowledge, the stuff that resides between our two ears: the know-how, contacts and vast amounts of synthesized information we’re processed over time.

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Project Culture Stifles Innovation | Kelly Waters

Project Culture Stifles Innovation | Kelly Waters | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the biggest sources of innovation is technology. Yet organisations often lock their technology people up in projects, just delivering what another group asks for and having no real say about what they should or could develop.
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The failed promise of Business Process Management (BPM) | TechRepublic

The failed promise of Business Process Management (BPM) | TechRepublic | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
BPM efforts that think they’ll have captured every process and exception, and will be well on their way to large-scale optimizations in a matter of months, are unlikely to succeed, as are “process improvement teams” that have no leadership backing or interest among the business units they’re meant to serve.
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How To Foster Outrageously Awesome Employee Engagement

At its very core, the whole notion of people being a distinct source of competitive advantage hinges on the way organizations and individual leaders perceive their workforces and the nature of the employment relationship.
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The Enlightened Manager Blog: Do Organizations Suck when they Get Too Big?

The Enlightened Manager Blog: Do Organizations Suck when they Get Too Big? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Are large and complex organizations inherently bad for humans? Does working with several hundred or thousand people automatically create bureaucracy and stagnation?

If you've ever wondered, you're not alone!

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2012

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2012 | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September.

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The Enlightened Manager Blog: Are Managers Psychologists-in-Disguise?

The Enlightened Manager Blog: Are Managers Psychologists-in-Disguise? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're in the world of human performance improvement, you might be called by a lot of different titles. Consultant. Trainer. Manager. President. I've been called by all those titles, and sometimes it feels like they are masks for my real passion - organizational psychology.
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We're Leaky (Emotional Signals and Cognitive Dissonance) (Ed Batista)

We're Leaky (Emotional Signals and Cognitive Dissonance) (Ed Batista) | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
"Holding back your feelings doesn’t keep them hidden, it just makes your behaviour incoherent."
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Great Leadership: How to be a Leader in a Crappy Culture

Great Leadership: How to be a Leader in a Crappy Culture | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

It’s easy to be a great leader in a company that values leadership, develops leaders, and is full of role model leaders to earn from.

 

These companies, while not perfect, tend to have great hiring and promotional practices, and invest in succession planning and leadership development. 

 

However….what about the rest of us?

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The Surprising Side of Gaining Influence.

The Surprising Side of Gaining Influence. | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
You can’t lead people you don’t know. Knowing others means understanding and appreciating not judging.
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Handling Co-Worker Complaints and Backstabbing

Handling Co-Worker Complaints and Backstabbing | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Here’s a question from a recent workshop participant. “How do you handle someone complaining about a co-worker?”

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Finding the Missing Link of Leadership

Finding the Missing Link of Leadership | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

You’re great at doing but are you great at connecting? I’m still blown away by Henry Mintzberg’s one word of advice, “Connect.”

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