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3 Tech Strategies To Make You More Productive | Adam Black's Blog

3 Tech Strategies To Make You More Productive | Adam Black's Blog | Team Development | Scoop.it

Being more productive simply means making better use of your time. Technology tools are now part of virtually everyone's workday. And while these tools can be convenient time-savers, if you're not careful, they can waste a lot of time too. Here are storage, social media and email strategies you can start using today to get more done in less time.


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Innovation--You’re Doing It Wrong: How To Put Intuition And Ideas Before Tests And Analyses

Innovation--You’re Doing It Wrong: How To Put Intuition And Ideas Before Tests And Analyses | Team Development | Scoop.it
Douglas Van Praet describes how the unconscious and the emotional drive people, and how they, not tests, should drive the business of bringing ideas...
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Neuroscience is rapidly becoming one of the hottest topics for business today.  This is one article that does have some merit.

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Appreciation Marketing: Appreciation Marketing – Business Cards

Appreciation Marketing: Appreciation Marketing – Business Cards | Team Development | Scoop.it
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Good advice on business cards.  If you are just starting out well worth the read.

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Management Mistake From Undercover Boss - upstartHR

Management Mistake From Undercover Boss - upstartHR | Team Development | Scoop.it
This common management mistake affects all organizations. Recently when visiting my wife's parents I caught a few minutes of an episode of Undercover Boss.
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Don't promote to manager without making sure the person has the tools and knowledge to manage.  It is critical for long term success.

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Tough Love: What Your Employees Won’t Say About HR, But I Will—HR Daily Advisor—BLR

Tough Love: What Your Employees Won’t Say About HR, But I Will—HR Daily Advisor—BLR | Team Development | Scoop.it
Special from SHRM’s Legal and Legislative Conference Tough Love: What Your Employees Won’t Say About HR, But I Will
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Here is some great advice for HR Professionals today.  Too often I am seeing the humanity being driven out of HR.  To often fear limits the interactions.  These are the first 10 of the 15.

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5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid - The BrainYard - InformationWeek | Team Development | Scoop.it
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
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Good information to be shared with employees.  Holds true in all venues not just job hunters.

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Today's Thought

Today's Thought | Team Development | Scoop.it
A list of positive thoughts that you can carry with you through your day
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Excellent list of thoughts for the day!  Good reading.

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Reward vs. Punishment: What Motivates People More?

Reward vs. Punishment: What Motivates People More? | Team Development | Scoop.it
Turns out, your employees will work harder to avoid a loss than to seek a gain, according to research.
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Excellent article in Inc. Magazine.  Issie has documented something I have believed for years.

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Personality Tests Could Improve Your Hiring Practices & Team ...

Personality Tests Could Improve Your Hiring Practices & Team ... | Team Development | Scoop.it
Personality Tests Could Improve Your Hiring Practices & Team Development. This is what personality testing is like. You know, except not terrifying. The use of personality assessments in the workplace is as divisive an issue ...
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Good discussion of a potential team improvement process, if utilized properly. Recommend using only if you have follow-through. 

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7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Human Communication

7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Human Communication | Team Development | Scoop.it
One thing that many successful people have in common is a mastery of human communication. What’s interesting, though, is how little we seem to value it as a society.

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Do we communicate or CONNECT?  The latter is the important factor.

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The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall?

The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall? | Team Development | Scoop.it
In some ways to influence and to manipulate can seem to be the same thing. But what are the differences between the two, and where does one stop and the other begin?

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Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
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Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
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3 Tech Strategies To Make You More Productive | Adam Black's Blog

3 Tech Strategies To Make You More Productive | Adam Black's Blog | Team Development | Scoop.it

Being more productive simply means making better use of your time. Technology tools are now part of virtually everyone's workday. And while these tools can be convenient time-savers, if you're not careful, they can waste a lot of time too. Here are storage, social media and email strategies you can start using today to get more done in less time.


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Some common sense tips:

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Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk)

Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk) | Team Development | Scoop.it
Learn 5 easy-to-remember steps to maximize your control of risk in your business. Controlling risk means higher profitability - who does not want that?

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Interesting POV regarding risk.
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6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics

6 Illuminating Big Data Infographics | Team Development | Scoop.it

Is Big Data still a big mystery to you? 

In recent years, the volume of information coming into companies has exploded, so that many IT organizations are dealing with extremely large sets of data. 

IT leaders are rethinking many aspects of how they manage and deliver information, from investments in infrastructure and analytics tools to new policies for organizing and accessing data so they can deliver more of it, faster. They are concerned that if they don't have the right tools and architectures to deal with all that information, then big data can be a big problem. Check out these infographics on Big Data to see the impact...


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The ability to access and translate BIG DATA will hold the possibility of making teams more successful.  What is IT doing to make it happen?

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Laptops for work and play: the differences that matter | PCWorld

Laptops for work and play: the differences that matter | PCWorld | Team Development | Scoop.it
They use the same basic parts and technologies, but consumer and business laptops differ greatly in features, security, support, of course, price. Pick the right one for you.
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Interesting discussion on differences of consumer based laptops versus business laptops.  Keep this in mind if you are trying to establish a new team.

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The CfA Accelerator: Disruption as a Public Service

The CfA Accelerator: Disruption as a Public Service | Team Development | Scoop.it
Code for America is launching a new civic startup accelerator.
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Interesting concept for someone with any ideas that can improve government interfaces.  Worth checking out? The key is the concept.

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Tip for HR: Don't Be a Management Tool—HR Daily Advisor—BLR

Tip for HR: Don't Be a Management Tool—HR Daily Advisor—BLR | Team Development | Scoop.it
Special from SHRM’s Legal and Legislative Conference Tip for HR: Don’t Be a Management Tool
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Here is part 2 to Tips for HR.  Some very good points to digest.

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What great coaches do -- and leaders should, too

What great coaches do -- and leaders should, too | Team Development | Scoop.it
Doing some post-game analysis of everything that goes right -- and wrong -- can help your team win
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While I have a different position on coaching, there are some good ideas in this article.

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Six Steps to Energy

Six Steps to Energy | Team Development | Scoop.it
Leaders correct too much and affirm too little. Hold monthly affirmation sessions. Here's how.  Invite one key player to an affirmation sessions for the sole purpose of encouragement. Be prepared.
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I totally agree with Dan on this subject.  We do correct too much and we don't affirm enough.  Good suggestions for team leaders.

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How to Influence: The Ultimate Secret | Colin Gautrey on Influence

How to Influence: The Ultimate Secret | Colin Gautrey on Influence | Team Development | Scoop.it
To be totally honest, this isn't a secret at all, but I would wager you do not focus on it and are probably not even aware of how powerful it is.
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Interesting yet basic concept.  As it mentions, easier to say than do!

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Don’t be an over-motivated under-achiever | 48 Days LLC | Dan Miller

Don’t be an over-motivated under-achiever | 48 Days LLC | Dan Miller | Team Development | Scoop.it
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Great insight from Dan!  This is a very real trap for entrepreneurs..

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Facebook’s New Search Function Should Disturb Google

Facebook’s New Search Function Should Disturb Google | Team Development | Scoop.it
Google's dominance of internet search has been uncontested for more than 12 years now.
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Interesting article for reference.

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The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall?

The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall? | Team Development | Scoop.it
In some ways to influence and to manipulate can seem to be the same thing. But what are the differences between the two, and where does one stop and the other begin?

Via Richard Andrews
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Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
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Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
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The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall?

The Precipice: Influence and Manipulation - Which Way Will You Fall? | Team Development | Scoop.it
In some ways to influence and to manipulate can seem to be the same thing. But what are the differences between the two, and where does one stop and the other begin?

Via Richard Andrews
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:50 AM
Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:50 AM
Which do you practice today. It is important if you choose to be authentic.
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Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk)

Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk) | Team Development | Scoop.it
Learn 5 easy-to-remember steps to maximize your control of risk in your business. Controlling risk means higher profitability - who does not want that?

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Productivity Tip: Fine-tune Your Focus

Productivity Tip: Fine-tune Your Focus | Team Development | Scoop.it
Use these three simple steps to increase productivity at work and boost your accomplishments.

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Short list but has some good value.  Number one is understanding what is important.  As Stephen Covey suggests we should spend 70% of our time in Quadrant 2, ie, not urgent, important tasks and that takes focus.

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Fine Tune your Focus

Louella Abner's comment, February 19, 2013 12:19 PM
Focus is important to success.
Louella Abner's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:23 PM

What ever you are doing you must learn to focus in order to get things done.