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The U.S. Chairman of PwC on Keeping Millennials Engaged

The U.S. Chairman of PwC on Keeping Millennials Engaged | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Ethan Hill The Idea: Young staffers don’t make work their main priority. Moritz explains how his firm motivates them. Sometimes I wonder what my reaction would have been if, as a twentysomething starting out at Price Waterhouse nearly three decades ago, I had been magically transported to today’s PwC. I would have been stunned by […]
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Millennials are different from Xers and Boomers. Of course they are. But what can we do to meet their goals in work and life? Read on.

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Talent Development 101: How To Make Ordinary Employees Great

Talent Development 101: How To Make Ordinary Employees Great | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
"A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results." Many years ago, an entrepreneur told me that. He was right. For most organizations, hiring the best talent is not a viable business strategy. The only way to get the best is to pay more [...]
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Hire for drive, teach them the biz, and build loyalty. You'll get better results than trying to hire the best at a higher price.

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Don’t Be Boring: Your Presentation’s Missing Secret Ingredient — Part 2

Don’t Be Boring: Your Presentation’s Missing Secret Ingredient — Part 2 | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Do you get the feeling that people aren’t connecting with your message on a personal level? Maybe you put a lot of time and hard work into your presentations, only to receive blank stares from a
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Give 'em what they want!

Analytics to inform and emotions to intrigue.

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, and can even  give us the courage to pursue our life's dreams.
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So many good ones, but my favorite is from Einstein: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

Live by that credo and you will be a success.

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The 7 Worst Ways To End A Meeting

The 7 Worst Ways To End A Meeting | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
You may run a great meeting, but if you're doing any of these seven things at the very end, you're wasting your efforts and your employees' time.
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DRI and Follow-up: critical to successful meetings. And if you want your staff to be engaged, Start on Time and End on Time! You'll be the meeting hero!

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Unschooling: The Secret To Being A Great Leader?

Unschooling: The Secret To Being A Great Leader? | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Great leaders know the best lessons learned don't come from books or classes--they come straight from life.
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Best line: "First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault." Get used to this.

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The 10 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night

The 10 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Want to have a great tomorrow? Start tonight with rituals to free your mind, cleanse your spirit and organize your business and life.
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Highlights:

 - Einstein put it best: "Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think." 

 - Half way through  -- Establish a bedtime routine. (particularly helpful for the ladies)

 - Way down toward the bottom -- Night Before List (Great variation on the Next Day Planning list!)

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Five Principles to Turbocharge Innovation

Five Principles to Turbocharge Innovation | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Changing the way creative teams work together could increase their ability to generate new ideas.
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Great article on innovation. The 5 principles stated match Fisher and Ury's ideas in Getting to Yes, one of the most important books written on negotiation skills.

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The Culture to Cultivate

The Culture to Cultivate | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
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Love this best practice: "Every Friday afternoon for the past six years I have written a letter to all 180,000 employees celebrating a performance improvement, some great research, or a new award of that week."

Also, check out Mark Graban's comment below the article. His book, Helathcare Kaizen, is a must read for all healthcare administrators.

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You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them

You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old.
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Great stuff here: match energy level to task, check email twice a day, prep the night before. 

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How Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other business chiefs hold ruthlessly effective meetings

How Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other business chiefs hold ruthlessly effective meetings | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Why does Jeff Bezos keep a chair empty in the boardroom? Where does Richard Branson hold his meetings? And who's always late for appointments?
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Send an agenda, get offsite, stand up, and don't be late.

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'70% Disengagement' - 3 Ways To Engage Those Who Aren't

'70% Disengagement' - 3 Ways To Engage Those Who Aren't | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
When leaders are committed and actively working to connect, inspire and embolden – they raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organisation contributes to all its stakeholders.
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Connect, Inspire, Embolden: It's all about helping your people see that they provide value to the organization and its customers, and that you appreciate it.

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Making The Case For Creating Meaningful Work - TanveerNaseer.com

Making The Case For Creating Meaningful Work - TanveerNaseer.com | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Work/Life Survey from Philips North America reveals three key findings of what leaders need to address to create meaningful work for their employees.
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Interesting survey results show that Millennials would rather trade money for meaningful work. Remember they are young, and that mentality will last only as long as they remain youthfully optimistic and relatively unburdened by debt.

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Work-Life Balance is Bull

Work-Life Balance is Bull | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Fortune as "There's no such thing as work-life balance".As parents settle into the new school year — a time for new schedules, new activities and new demands — the
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Work-life mashup is right approach for today's "always on" business world. Life life and work hard. Beat expectations and add value! Find the synergy to be a rockstar!

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8 Signs Your Star Employee Is All Talk, No Work

8 Signs Your Star Employee Is All Talk, No Work | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
If you expected a winner but got a loser last time you hired, here are 5 ways to change things for the better now and the next time around.
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Just because you've made a bad hire, doesn't mean you can't save it from disaster. Follow this guidance to get the most out of your employees.

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CEOs See Promise and Peril in the Digital Age

CEOs See Promise and Peril in the Digital Age | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
I spent a good part of the end of 2013 talking to U.S. CEOs about what 2014 holds for their companies and the global economy. PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey, out today, reflects exactly what I
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Fave line: The percentage of business leaders concerned about the availability of skills in 2014 increased sharply to 70%, up from 54% last year. To plug the talent gap, CEOs are focused not only on hiring new talent but also on leveraging intellectual capital within their organizations through education and in-house training and by promoting young talent.

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The Key To Great Feedback? Praise the Process, Not the Person

The Key To Great Feedback? Praise the Process, Not the Person | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Telling your employee that they gave a “good effort” does little for their improvement. Keep it honest, no matter how painful.
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3 quick tips for providing effective feedback.

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Why Positivity Is Important to Leaders

Why Positivity Is Important to Leaders | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
This excerpt from Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work addresses the question: “Why is positivity so important for leaders?”
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Best analogy: Leaders are like Wi-Fi 'hot spots'.

The closer they are the more receptive you are to their message. Brilliant!

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How I Hire: Focus On Personality

How I Hire: Focus On Personality | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success. However, the best
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Best quote: From Apple's Dan Jacobs about making sure you hire (and fire) the right people: “It’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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The Crucial Body Part All Great Leaders Must Enhance

The Crucial Body Part All Great Leaders Must Enhance | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Nope we're not talking about your heart. Listen up: Here are three ways to better use that most important collection of cartilage--the ear.
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Good listeners and great leaders know how to deal with their "natural predators: outside noise and inside noise." Resist the urge to be distracted -- really listen!

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7 things really persuasive people do

7 things really persuasive people do | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.
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Fave quote: "Whenever you ask a closing question, shut up. The first person who speaks, loses."

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Joyce Brown of F.I.T., on Using Your ‘Third Ear’

Joyce Brown of F.I.T., on Using Your ‘Third Ear’ | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Trained as a psychologist, the president of the Fashion Institute of Technology says it’s important to listen carefully to others’ ideas, and to explain why you might disagree.
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Don't let the title fool you. This is a great interview on many aspects of leadership.

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Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies

Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Paradoxically, by introducing more structure to your day-to-day, you'll have more freedom to pursue projects you love.
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Front-loading your week is the big brother to eating that frog.

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5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.
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Some say he was ruthless. Maybe he just knew what would work for both parties to be successful.

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Leadership skills from great business leaders

Leadership skills from great business leaders | The Learning Leader's Ultimate Resource | Scoop.it
Leadership skills from great business leaders http://t.co/pUnCjGPVbx #leaders #L&D

Via John Michel
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Fave quote: Richard Branson says, "listening to our staff – “your biggest brand advocates”  - and focusing on their needs, will help improve the customer experience and therefore business."

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John Michel's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:23 AM

Sound advice front successful leaders.