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As digital technologies become more common business platforms, what will that mean to us?
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Leadership Innovation 2.0

Leadership Innovation 2.0 | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Economic unrest, changing market conditions and tough competition mean companies have to change their approach to leadership and equip leaders to get by in a new business environment.


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We need to do more than just get by. That is part of the problem.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:58 PM

As technology changes traditional ways of organising employee collaboration, new opportunities will arise for leaders. In the future, the most important leadership task will be to support employees’ self-determination and creative opportunities for expression.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 17, 2013 4:37 AM
Thanks for your comments, Ivon and John. Best, Kenneth
Peg Gillard's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:47 AM

As our culture changes, so too must our leadership.

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How To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Gorgeous With Graphics

How To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Gorgeous With Graphics | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
A new way to show yourself off on the popular job hunting site.

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This is an increasingly important consideration.

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, June 27, 2013 3:04 AM

The new LinkedIn feature to showcase YOU!

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The ART of Collaboration

The ART of Collaboration | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge?


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A good looking infographic and article are combined. Who does the structuring? Is it collaboration if the boss says this will be the outcome?

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:32 AM

Qu'est-ce que la collaboration ? Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ?  Peut-on l'imposer ou doit-on l'encourager ?

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Charting technology’s new directions: A conversation with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson | McKinsey & Company

Charting technology’s new directions: A conversation with MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson | McKinsey & Company | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
A leading expert explores the new relationship between man and machine and the challenges that emerge when innovation is decoupled from growth in jobs and incomes. A McKinsey & Company article.
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The video and accompanying transcript raise some interesting questions about human interactions with computers, about productivity, and emergent technologies. This is where we are and what do we do with that?

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How To Turn Mistakes Into Opportunities - Leadership, Sales & Life

How To Turn Mistakes Into Opportunities - Leadership, Sales & Life | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Everyone makes mistakes, the key to mistakes is turning them into opportunities. If you can learn and grow from your mistakes, then you can capitalize.
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The eight principles make sense and have been around for awhile. It is nice to see them in one place.

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4 Ways To Build Your Influence Strategy - Leadership, Sales & Life

4 Ways To Build Your Influence Strategy - Leadership, Sales & Life | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Your influence won't just happen, you need an influence strategy. You can't just show up and expect things to happen, you need an influence strategy.
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"Social platforms are a powerful tool. The key is applying them in a real world setting. If they are used as a toy or game, they have no value. The goal of using a social platform is to expand your connections and strengthen your network. Don’t neglect face to face interactions." That last sentence is critical to success and learning.

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There are nine guidelines and I don't see them being implemented in education. Are they in other public sector areas and in private sector?

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The New Kind of Worker Every Business Needs

The New Kind of Worker Every Business Needs | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

"Amplified" employees can move mountains today. Smart organizations tap that power.


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Sounds like systems thinking or an expansion of that thinking.

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The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources

The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed.  While low cost networking has made it easier than ever to communicate around the world, economic and cultural conditions from country to country are more different than ever.  From The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog


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""The world is far less globally connected today than it was in 2007, and global connectedness falls far short of the levels commonly assumed by business executives and the general public."" That is an interesting observation

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:19 PM

The research finds 5 keys to success, including some interesting comments on Business Partnering and Centres of Excellence - two key elements of HR Operating models.  In global organisations it is difficult to have centralised centers of excellence, keeping up with the needs of local businesses.   A more pragmatic approach is a more distributed 'community of expertise', with individuals contributing to and intepreting frameworks, platforms and tools.

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Everything You Thought About Communicating With Your Employees Is Wrong

Everything You Thought About Communicating With Your Employees Is Wrong | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

The role of HR in an increasingly connected world. Technological advancement has dictated a need for HR to begin every day by asking “What business are we in?” Hint: It is not what you thought.


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We need to be more transparent which is one of the messages in the article.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 2, 2013 8:30 AM

HR must think differently in an age when business threats emerge from all angles--and often from within. And it isn’t just new approaches to employee relations or other traditional responsibilities that are needed. Today, HR has an integral role to play in everything from branding to risk management to innovation. 

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Most Retweeted Quotes of Last Week

Most Retweeted Quotes of Last Week | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
96 Retweets – “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” ~Jack Welch 78 Retweets – &#82...
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Some great quotes provided.

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My Insight: Are you a Leader or a Manager?

My Insight: Are you a Leader or a Manager? | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
What is the difference between managers and leaders? What sets them apart?I have found over the years running various different companies that not all good managers go on to make great leaders.That

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Most people are managers. They love the security of unreal certainty.

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Top Ten Qualities of Exceptional Leaders

Top Ten Qualities of Exceptional Leaders | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Fitting in is the formula for mediocrity. Average is safe, boring, and deadly. I’ve been rubbing elbows with outstanding leaders from organizations on the Great Place to Work list of exceptional co...
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We seem to strive for mediocrity. I like points 9 and 10 in particular. A love for one's organization is the passion and caring for people is the compassion. It sounds like a servant-leader

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There is a new King. It is King Trust. Not King Content!

There is a new King. It is King Trust. Not King Content! | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

We have been following the mantra of "Content Is King".  With the overflow of people following this great advice, we now must focus on building trust through great content.


Via Ken Morrison
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This is a fairly detailed article with great ideas. How often do we hear someone say, "Trust me?" Those words raise my spidey senses.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:35 PM

I really like this article about the "why" and the "how-to" think differently about content creation.  I really like that the author includes quotes from people in the industry to back up her thoughts.1. Don't build on rented land -Social media is great....if you have a plan to get them to your home page.2. Help, not hype, your customer

Don't be yelling '"Buy this! Buy this!"  Be truly helpful

 

3. Write what people want to read, not what you want to write

Take the focus off of yourself if you want to win their trust!
4. Reference industry influencers
Help people know that you are always learning from the top minds in your industry.  Also, it will help your search engine juice!

 

5. Create content for all types of readers

 Help your customers feel at home in their community.  Think of ways to add value to their lives outside of your store.  The author gives an example of a real estate broker who made a blog about great pizza places.

 

6. There is more to content than links

Links are very important.  But don't let it blind you!  

 

7. Don't forget the "marketing" in content marketing

Don't be afraid to promote your content!  If it is important enough to create, it is important enough to promote! "If you don't promote it, Nobody will ever read it!" 

 

If you are shy, the author suggests writing something like this:

"Hey there folks, I just wrote up a quick post about some cool local resources I've been working on recently. If you have a moment, take a quick peek and let me know what you think. I'm just getting started with this whole content marketing thing, so any feedback you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Here's the link, thanks!"

 

 

8. It's all about relationships

Be an active team player.  Promote other writers' content.  This is important.  Engage!

 

9. Think like a publisher
Go to a book store and look at books and magazines.  Make your content look and feel like great traditional publishing.

 

Your job is to engage, entertain and inform!  Don't forget that

 

10. Use other sites to find out what kind of content people want

Stop thinking that you have nothing to say and nothing to add. It is not true and you know that.  "Inspiration comes from adding upon what someone has done before."
----Always be aware of what is popular in your industry and write about those things.
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Clearing Hurdles to Employee Engagement - TalentCulture - World of Work

Clearing Hurdles to Employee Engagement - TalentCulture - World of Work | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

In general, we see companies encountering six main hurdles on their journey:

 

 

Employee participation
Making time
Securing executive buy-in
Engaging managers
Budget
Measuring success

 

 

Each one presents a unique challenge, but none are insurmountable.

 


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We need a new leadership structure to emerge for this to happen.

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, May 11, 2013 1:54 AM

Don't forget the warm up. 

 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 11, 2013 2:36 AM

Nice infographic.

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The role of leadership in creating a 'social' culture

The role of leadership in creating a 'social' culture | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
What I've learned from working with leadership teams on change programmes for more socially engaged and digital business.

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This looks quite interesting

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Reflections on Virtual Integrity

Reflections on Virtual Integrity | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Integrity is a key virtue for today’s culture in both the physical and virtual worlds, says education technology coordinator Sister Geralyn Schmidt.
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Just because we write about trust on our blogs and build networks does not mean that we will be trustworthy. The complexity of this very thinking is huge.

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A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
How Nespresso used a simple business model canvas to change face of the coffee industry.

Via Nora Wendel
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This is an interesting article with a good infographic.

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Nora Wendel's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:15 AM

Use these nine building blocks to help you lean and mean your business model.

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A new view of Leadership - Management Today - Management Today

A new view of Leadership - Management Today - Management Today | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
A new view of Leadership - Management Today Management Today Look at financial services, where an almost nonexistent leadership culture with everyone contentedly churning inside a bubble of self-inflating growth now finds itself struggling to be...

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This is not exclusive to one industry. It is a lot more generalized than we think it is.

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Connected leadership by Harold Jarche

Connected leadership by  Harold Jarche | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:18 AM

How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different? It’s been an ongoing conversation here, as this comment by Stephen Downes, on leadership as an emergent property, provides a counterpoint to certain popular leadership literature, especially “great man” theories.


‘Leadership’ is the trait people who have been successful ascribe as the reason for their success.
It is one of those properties that appears to be empirically unverifiable and is probably fictional.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:15 AM

(From the article): ‘Leadership’ is the trait people who have been successful ascribe as the reason for their success.


It is one of those properties that appears to be empirically unverifiable and is probably fictional.

Chuck Sanders, PhD's comment, April 30, 2013 8:17 AM
Viewing leadership as a behavior, and not a trait, is more appropriate for the 'hyper-connected' and dynamic workplace. What most organizations need today is leadership behavior from more than just the executives and managers. Therefore, a more useful perspective of leadership is about influence, where a person with a change idea has the courage to influence others to accept the change idea and act on it.
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The Connected Leader Is Not The Status Quo

As a result of improved trust in the workplace, leadership will be seen for what it is - an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The networks lead to community the way this presenation describes them.

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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:02 AM

"Leadership will be seen for what it is"

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Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project (Reality check by http://t.co/aqQMDnPVdh on digital civic engagement.

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A variety of links for the use of digital technology and its role in civic engagement.

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12 traps to avoid with training & coaching clients and prospects | Your Training Business

12 traps to avoid with training & coaching clients and prospects | Your Training Business | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
For trainers and coaches here are 12 traps to avoid with training and coaching clients and prospects. These will help you prepare for client meetings.

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The article makes good points.

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Damarque's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:00 AM

What other common traps have you seen or personally experienced?

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Diary Entry #101 – Can’t Play Until You’ve Eaten Your Vegetables

Diary Entry #101 – Can’t Play Until You’ve Eaten Your Vegetables | Technology Leadership and Business | Scoop.it
“Discipline is doing what you really do not want to do, so you can do what you really want to do.” ~John C. Maxwell “When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, alwa...
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If the vegetables are coming off someone else's plate and are given to me each morning to eat, I need to think about what I am doing working in an oppressive place like this.

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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: Teaching May Be the Secret to a Good Life

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"Great teachers, as each of us can personally attest to, can change the trajectory of an individual student’s life and career. In large numbers, teachers can ultimately change the trajectory of human development, too. It is very likely that the lofty mission and purpose of teaching has something to do with teachers’ high overall wellbeing."

 

I agree with the article in so many ways, but the present system is not set up for those who want to be teachers and help students learn.

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