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The Psychology of Workplace Boredom

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Forbes asks if it’s “the new productivity killer;” Cachinko calls it “the silent killer of employee morale;” CNN says it’s “the new stress.”

[...]  It’s not that people have nothing to do at work – they might be busier than ever. But the real question is… busy with what? “Often with layoffs,” he says, “the type of work that’s doled out you wouldn’t need additional training to do. If it’s boring work, it just becomes more burdensome.” Indeed, the cost of such extreme boredom is not just discomfort. Results range from personal dissatisfaction and reduced productivity to making substantial errors and major accidents.


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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, December 11, 2012 10:04 PM

I would like to add that even if you are a leader that creativity and ideas is not your strongest point...ask your staff.  They will always have ideas on how to make the work environment more fun, engaging, interesting, and motivating.

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How to Make a Decision

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Last summer, I found myself in a dilemma to make a decision. Amidst my struggle to find fulfillment from the various jobs, I was offered a regular salary and benefits kind of job. Being offered any type of employment after a particularly long dry spell was fantastic, but I was hung up on the fact that it wasn’t how I pictured it — the pay wasn’t great and the industry was one I never thought I’d be in.

 

I was faced with an important decision: Do I accept the new position and a chance at a little security, or continue searching for something different, something that fit the long laundry list of must-haves I had concocted for my professional life?

 

Besides everything else, I was most terrified about accepting a position that I wouldn’t be happy in. In fact, a fear of not being happy was a place I operated from often, one I knew had succeeded in keeping me from trying new things.


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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

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A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

Read more: http://rictownsend.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-management-gurus-explain.html#comment-form


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leadership development methods and tips

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A comprehensive article on the subject. As a leader, it is an must read article.

 

This leadership tips webpage is a general guide to modern ethical progressive leadership. See also the leadership theories article for explanations and summaries of the main leadership theories.

 

Explaining and understanding the nature of good leadership is probably easier than practising it. Good leadership requires deep human qualities, beyond conventional notions of authority.


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Innovation Excellence | 7 Strategies for Generating Ideas

Innovation Excellence | 7 Strategies for Generating Ideas | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Generate new ideas, this is the challenge of any person who is ambitious and / or who is an entrepreneur. In this excellent article, you will certainly find a few more ideas for you to advance in this field. [note mg]

 

How do organizations come up with new ideas? And how do they use those ideas to create successful new products, services, businesses, and solutions?

 

Read more: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2011/10/31/7-strategies-for-generating-ideas/


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5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box

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How do people think outside of the proverbial box? They know how to view things more expansively. Here's how.

 

A few years back our litigation team was faced with a seemingly insurmountable task: how to defend our client’s trademark rights against a Fortune 500 company with a massive litigation budget. They had the facts on their side. Moreover, they had money. Worst of all, they had a gaggle of lawyers that just made the case down right unpleasant. In spite of this, as luck would have it, they were missing one very crucial thing that they had never learned in law school. Something big firm life had failed to teach them. Quite simply, they were limited in their thinking to that which was rather than that which could be.

 

Looking beyond conventional defense methods, we deconstructed every element of the case until we discovered a plan to turn the tables...

 

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All Things Workplace: 5 Meeting Traps and How To Fix Them

All Things Workplace: 5 Meeting Traps and How To Fix Them | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

If you're a speaker, you should read this post. It's about; "what to do" in five various situation as a speaker. It's interesting and could give you new ideas in this area. [note Martin Gysler]

 

I just returned from a good meeting.

 

Everyone was engaged, no one dominated (unless it made sense because of specific expertise), and every speaker followed up to check for understanding. It was more like sitting around a warm fireplace in winter than a typical business meeting. So, it made me think about the planning that went into it and how it was led.

 

If you've struggled through more than a few bad meetings, I'm guessing you've experienced the following traps. Here they are and how to fix them.

 

1) People think they are experts.

2) People think they are inspiring.

3) People think others agree with them.

4) People think others are clairvoyant.

5) People think meetings are necessary.

 

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Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked with a very charismatic leader?


If so, then it's likely that almost everyone in the organization liked, trusted, and admired this person.
People listened when she talked, colleagues supported her ideas, and talented people wanted to join her team. In short, everyone wanted to be around this person!

 

Charisma is something that many people believe you're born with. However, this isn't the case – you can become more charismatic, and we'll explore how you can develop charisma in this article

 


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Michel CEZON's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:28 PM

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that help you appeal to other people. Charismatic people are often successful, and people are naturally drawn to them. They retain the best talent in their teams, and people listen to their ideas.

Because charisma is a collection of behaviors, you can learn it. Work on developing empathy, self-confidence, and assertiveness. Be aware of what your body language is saying, and do your best to give people a genuine smile when you're around them.

Also, make sure that you use your charisma the right way: don't use it to influence someone to do something that is against his or her own best interests.

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7 Tips for Naming Your Business

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Choosing the right name for your business can have a lasting impact when it comes to propelling a business to success. Here are tips in choosing the right one.

 

Entrepreneurs fret over packaging and a host of other details as they get started, and then leave one of the most important aspects as an afterthought.

 

The sad truth is that the right name can sometimes make all the difference when it comes to propelling a business to success, rather than just slogging on.

 

Consider this: Would you like "Patagonian toothfish" on your plate tonight for dinner? Hmm… not so much? Ok what about "Chilean Sea Bass?" That's much better, right? Or another example is how Marion Morrison put on a cowboy hat, slung on a six-shooter and became "John Wayne."


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Namita Patel's comment, April 24, 2012 10:32 AM
Thanks Martin, just what I needed -- I'm helping a client with branding his new product and company.
Martin Gysler's comment, April 25, 2012 4:03 AM
Great Namita! I'm always happy to hear that my content is useful for you.
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Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business

Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Many business leaders don't care why employees do anything as long as they follow the company's rules, processes, cultural norms and laws. But we've found that leaders can create and sustain stronger business results if they understand — and manage — how employees approach their work every day.


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7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity

7 Steps to Incredible Personal Productivity | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical advice to turn an average workday into an incredibly productive day.

 

Occasionally you need to go the extra mile.

 

Sometimes you need to complete a major project, tackle a task you’ve put off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day.

 

Here’s the best way to turn a normal workday into an incredibly productive workday:


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Learning from tomorrow’s leaders

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Have you tried speaking to a group of bright high school students wondering about what the current state of the world means for them and what they should do about it? I am grateful to have done so last week: I ended up gaining insights into how some of tomorrow’s leaders are thinking about the world they will inherit.


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Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate

Management Tips: 10 Quick Tips for How to Delegate | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Delegation is a key tool in the effective management of people, time and resources. Here are my 10 quick tips for how to delegate (with links to more resources should you need them!

 

How to delegate tip #1. Get Clear on Why Delegation is Important – to You

 

As you’re reading this article I’m guessing you want to delegate (or delegate more). Why is that?

 

Do you want to;

1. Get the time and space to do the most important parts of the job really well. You do the work only you can do?

2. Get your staff members take charge of some work which develops their ability and potential?

3. Make the most effective use of the resources available to you?

 

Getting clear on your goals for delegation (and any of the goals above are very good goals) you’ll be much more likely to get started on the delegation process

 

Read more: http://managing-employee-performance.com/management-tips-10-quick-tips-for-how-to-delegate/


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Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organizations Ability to Grow?

Is Your Leadership Limiting Your Organizations Ability to Grow? | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Leadership capacity is more than simply skill development; it’s about performance, growth, transformation and change. For the purpose of our discussion in this series of articles, let’s define it as;

 

“Leadership Capacity is the skilful use of leadership attributes for the growth and development of ourselves, our colleagues and our organization”.

 

Great leaders not only understand how to engage and inspire their teams to get the best results — they understand the need to create participatory and collaborative processes that develop the abilities of the next generation of leaders.

 

Leadership lays the groundwork for success

 

Successful companies do not happen by accident. They are the result of building effective leadership capacity and an awareness and willingness to take the necessary steps in identify internal talent and nurture them into the leaders of tomorrow.


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