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On Leadership and Burning a Few Bridges

On Leadership and Burning a Few Bridges | DPG Online | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom tells us to never burn a single bridge in our professional lives because you never know when you might need that relationship again.  I firmly believe that there are going to be circumstances and people that nearly require you ...
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Social media - hired or fired because of it?

Social media - hired or fired because of it? | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Public social media is now a part of many people’s every day life, and as time goes by, increasingly it is being used as a tool against individuals. With many organisations publicly encouraging people to “go social” and often their customers wanting the opposite, it is only a matter of time before people are either “silenced” altogether – of firms and organisations will be outed for restrictive inappropriate behaviour

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The 4 Stages of Purpose

The 4 Stages of Purpose | DPG Online | Scoop.it

I never had writers block before. But after writing the first half of The Seed I was stuck. For several days and nights I would stare at the computer unsure of what to write. Then one night in the middle of a deep sleep I awoke with the four stages of purpose that everyone who wants to make a difference will go through on their journey through life and finished the book shortly after.

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Attract! Attract! Why Attract is the New Retain

Attract! Attract! Why Attract is the New Retain | DPG Online | Scoop.it

The mantra of “attract and retain” has been around the HR community – and its general management constituency – even longer than the unfortunate rush to refer to people as “talent.”


It used to make sense. But it doesn’t anymore and the implications are significant...

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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 | DPG Online | Scoop.it

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.

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How to Set a New Hire Up for Success

How to Set a New Hire Up for Success | DPG Online | Scoop.it

We’ve all been new employees ourselves at one point. And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably had the experience of showing up on your first day at a new job, excited to start, only to discover that your new office isn’t organized and prepared for you. Maybe you were even told to read company brochures for a few hours while your new boss figured out what to do with you.


Not only is this a waste of a new employee’s time, but it will make the staffer feel unwelcome and send a damaging message about your culture. Instead, the message you want to send from day one is that you’re organized, efficient, and running a tight ship.

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Technology is More than a Tool

Technology is More than a Tool | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Often the saying, “technology is just a tool”, is said in the context of schools and learning. I (vaguely) remember writing a similar comment and being challenged regarding that same statement, but since then I have looked at technology in a different way. Based on the definitions I have read, and the way I see technology (in many cases) being used, it has the power to be so much more than a website, device, or app. If technology transforms the way we do things, is it “just a tool”?

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Social Software Is Not Enough - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

Social Software Is Not Enough - The BrainYard - InformationWeek | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Social software is a bit of a Trojan horse. What you often end up with is far from the dream of social business nirvana that is discussed ad nauseum online. Why? Companies are complex and set in their ways. At their core, these software environments create communities and networks--of people--with all their potential and their quirks. This cannot be addressed with software alone.

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e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride? | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Another year, and online learning, e-learning, learning technologies, educational technologies, digital learning, or whatever you call it or them, will continue to grow, become more prevalent, and more a central part of teaching and learning in higher education – but exactly how and in what ways?

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The experiential learning toolkit

The experiential learning toolkit | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Post by Clive Shepherd covering the Top-down and Bottom-up approaches to experiential learning and the Conditions for Success

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Is Managing Talent like Managing the Network? | HR Chatterbox

Is Managing Talent like Managing the Network? | HR Chatterbox | DPG Online | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago this article ran on cio.com about how to apply the principles of managing network management to managing talent networks. In other words, manage your talent like you manage your network. Now immediately upon hearing the title I could hear the “seasoned” HR professionals saying, “you can’t do that, they are people, not networks”. Because I’m not seasoned I went ahead and read the article:). And I liked it.

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

This is the way to inspire people! This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!


Here are a few more ideas to get you started with inspiring everyone around you:

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Drive Out Fear by Learning to Think Systemically

Drive Out Fear by Learning to Think Systemically | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Continuing our series in response to invitation by ‘No Fear’author Pekka Viljakainen to outline how we would drive out fear from the workplace and how we would accommodate the post-digital generation of talent.

 

At Intelligent Management, we support organizations in driving out fear through the adoption of the Decalogue™ methodology. This is a unique synergy of Dr. Deming’s philosophy and the Theory of Constraints developed by Dr. Eli Goldratt. The ten steps of The Decalogue enable the support of a Deming-based, truly systemic organizational

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Washington Post Social Experiment

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A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

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Annual Career Message "Where's the Gift?"

Annual Career Message "Where's the Gift?" | DPG Online | Scoop.it

“Can you believe I got a 2 on the “Communication” competency on my review and he couldn’t even explain what it is I don’t do properly?”


Sound familiar? I hear it every year, so every year I re-publish this “Where’s the Gift?” posting.

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Be Courageous! Have a High Impact Coaching Conversation | Leadership In Action

Be Courageous! Have a High Impact Coaching Conversation | Leadership In Action | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Have you ever heard someone in the office (Person #1) complain about the actions or behaviors of another (Person #2)? Even on multiple occasions? You hear Person #1 wish that Person #2’s actions or behaviors would change, and when you ask if Person #1 has talked to Person #2 about it, the answer is, “No. I don’t know what good it would do.”

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7 Ways to Live and Work Strategically

7 Ways to Live and Work Strategically | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Strat-e-gy (strat-i-jee): a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result.


Every organizational unit can and will benefit from living and working more strategically. I’m not talking only about businesses. The fact of the matter is that individuals, families, and couples can live and work strategically in order to reach goals determined by those involved.

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Here's Why Performance Management Feels like A Cop is Running It...

Here's Why Performance Management Feels like A Cop is Running It... | DPG Online | Scoop.it
You have great ideas. You're going to decentralize the whole performance management process at your company. Power to the managers. Real conversations. Let them run their business. The way it ought to be. The annual review, if it exists, is an afterthought.


Then, a funny thing happens on the way to the forum. A manager with 10 reports turns in their annual reviews with no ratings separation. No narratives written to reinforce the behavior. Or, they have separation related to the ratings they provided, but everyone got a 3% raise. Or both.
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How Twitter Can Improve Your Management (in 140 Characters or Less)

How Twitter Can Improve Your Management (in 140 Characters or Less) | DPG Online | Scoop.it

I’m a big fan of short, concise, summarized communication. Twitter’s revolution of 140-character messages inspired me to create a similar management reporting format that I have found to be very effective.


Each week, I ask each of my direct reports to provide a weekly report with the following information......

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The Community Maturity Model

The Community Maturity Model | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Community management is becoming a lot more common at all sorts of organizations – driven by adoption of people doing more and more online and the social media tools that allow for easy conversation and collaboration. As that happens, however, there is a lot of friction due to lack of standards – not just technical standards but also standard expectations and understanding of what community management is and what should be expected of it.

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Oh, is that KM is it?

Oh, is that KM is it? | DPG Online | Scoop.it

So my friend Jase has a problem. His little baby’s cradle swing is draining batteries…he seems to constantly be replacing them. In addition to this the motor seems to be dodgy; sometimes it doesn’t kick in…he has to swing it to get the motor to kick into action…but then sometimes it will stop again. It’s something he has put up with for a long time, and finally he decided to do something about it....

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How to Improve the Effectiveness of Training

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Training | DPG Online | Scoop.it

This article is aimed at HR and training managers who want to improve the organisational impact of their activities and consultants who want to advise clients as to how best to leverage their services for maximum organisational impact. I will say something about the myths surrounding the efficacy of training and will then go on to provide a practical guide for improving the effectiveness of training.

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5 Tips for Managers of Innovation

5 Tips for Managers of Innovation | DPG Online | Scoop.it

"Managing innovation" almost feels like an oxymoron like "aging yuppie" or "corporate planning". Thankfully, there are tools and approaches that have proven effective in supporting innovation within our partner organizations. Of course any manager of innovation must ultimately be supported by a culture that is ready for it, but here are a few tips to help monitor bad habits that can stifle innovation in the workplace.


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10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business

10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business | DPG Online | Scoop.it

"Policy"


It can be a dirty word, especially in social media communities.Why? Poorly written social media policies restrict, deter and deaden social media engagement–the exact opposite of what businesses want.


However, great social media policies support, protect and empower high-quality engagement. It is about empowerment and trust.

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Why HR needs good negotiation skills, and how you can build them

Why HR needs good negotiation skills, and how you can build them | DPG Online | Scoop.it

When the Government first announced that the public sector would have to make severe cuts, Richard Crouch, HR director of Somerset County Council, suggested that some HR teams would lack the necessary negotiation skills to deal with the changes.

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