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How to remember people’s names, seriously

How to remember people’s names, seriously | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Why is it so important to use people’s names? A person’s name is the greatest connection to their own identity and individuality. Some might say it is the most important word in the world to that person.
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6 ways to scientifically influence & persuade [infographic]

6 ways to scientifically influence & persuade [infographic] | WorkLife | Scoop.it
To those without a knack for influence, the art of persuasion can seem overwhelming in all its possibilities, but there are scientific ways of approaching the task.

UK firm Everreach boiled down...
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Invisible hordes

Invisible hordes | WorkLife | Scoop.it

The network is our personal United Nations of communities. It maps to us and our lives. My own network will be slightly different to yours, although there are likely to be many overlaps, with us connected at more than one node because of shared interests, friendships or the fact that we studied or worked together in the past.

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Excellent piece on the relationship between knowledge and networks by Richard Martin.

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How to Believe in Yourself : zenhabits

There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life. I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think I could. I didn’t stick to habits because I didn’t really believe I had the discipline. I was shy with girls, I had a hard time making new friends, I didn’t assert myself in the workplace. I didn’t push past my comfort zone. All because I didn’t really believe I could.

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Great tips from Leo Babauta on courage and self-awareness.

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What are human beings going to do?

What are human beings going to do? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The digital revolution is laying claim to a rapidly expanding number of jobs, with the collision between job intensity and productivity unlike anything we've ever seen. What does this mean for young people?
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Worst hit will be younger people who might struggle to find a place in this volatile work world.

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20 Characteristics of the Transleader. ~ Jennifer Sertl

20 Characteristics of the Transleader. ~ Jennifer Sertl | WorkLife | Scoop.it
What the world needs now is beyond leadership; what is required is Transleadership.
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Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change

Why Self-Awareness Is the Secret Weapon for Habit Change | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Real habit change comes from taking a candid look at your shortcomings. Or, as Epictetus once said: Self-scrutiny applied with kindness.
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Should Managers Focus on Performance or Engagement?

Should Managers Focus on Performance or Engagement? | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Many CEOs don't know that there is a philosophical battle occurring in the ranks of their company's managers. On one side are the performance-oriented managers who try to help their team perform at high levels by focusing their management activities -- such as conversations and development meetings -- on the team's objectives, goals, and desired outcomes. On the other side are the engagement-focused managers who try to help their team perform at high levels by focusing their management activities on creating an engaging environment that energizes and motivates employees and teams.

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5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping with complex issues. Both are qualities that can be learned and both require constant focus on improvement. Especially when the organization is facing potential adaptive challenges.


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Thanks to @LeadershipABC for highlighting this article.

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God Is.'s curator insight, August 12, 9:00 AM

Seems like we are all experiencing changes in the world we are living in. We have to go thru the changes necessary to succeed. This article explains some of what needs to happen in order to survive and thrive...

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, August 12, 8:25 PM

These five steps may seem very simple but they are often taken for granted. To give direction a leader must take ownership and have a vision. Managing conflict and providing protection are often not pleasant and require great maturity from leaders. Shaping the norms and clarifying roles is often not given a very high priority as it involves intangible people skills.

 

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Jay Roth's curator insight, August 17, 1:33 PM

Perfect article to suggest (in schools) WHY the trainings of Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools, and Polarity Thinking is necessary!

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Kill Your Performance Ratings

Kill Your  Performance Ratings | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Evidence is mounting that conventional approaches to strategic human capital management are broken. This is particularly true for performance management (PM) systems—the appraisal approaches in which employees (working with their managers) set goals for the year; managers interview others who have worked with them and write up an appraisal; employees are rated and ranked numerically; and salary, bonus, and promotion opportunities are awarded accordingly. 

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Neuroscience shows why numbers-based HR management is obsolete.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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15 most common presentation mistakes

We all know that mistakes happen, but why not be aware of the most common presentation mistakes so that you can avoid them in the first place? Here are 15 comm…
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The Dangers of Confidence

The Dangers of Confidence | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence.
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Research into how confidence plays out - and can mask incompetence.

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Decluttering the company

Decluttering the company | WorkLife | Scoop.it
PETER DRUCKER once observed that, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” Nine years after the management guru’s...
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'The best way to institutionalise decluttering is to force managers to justify any bureaucracy they introduce.' 

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6 Ways My Brain Stops Me From Creating – And How I'm Fighting Back

6 Ways My Brain Stops Me From Creating – And How I'm Fighting Back | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt too insecure about your idea to share it? This post is for you. Learn how I'm overcoming my brain and creating more–and how you can, too.
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It's the End of an Era - Enter the Knowledgeable Networker

It's the End of an Era - Enter the Knowledgeable Networker | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Today, no organization can hire all the knowledge workers it needs to cover every emerging need. So, we now have a new era emerging: The era of the knowledgeable networker.
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Also called 'meshworkers'...

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Risky Business

Risky Business | WorkLife | Scoop.it
A new book argues that the dangers of risk aversion often outweigh the risk of making mistakes.
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Interesting exploration of the impact of 'defensive decisionmaking' on culture.

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Business etiquette around the world [infographic]

Business etiquette around the world [infographic] | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Heading overseas to do business and not sure how to conduct yourself?

During that long flight, look over this infographic on business etiquette to make sure you mind your p's and q's as soon as ...
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Constant change is the new normal

Constant change is the new normal | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Business is becoming ever more complex and according to several major studies less than half the global CEO population feel their organisations are able and prepared to handle the level of complexity they are facing – let alone the level they expect to face in the future.

Many industries have had some tough years with recession, increased competition, changing consumer behavior, rapidly shifting technologies and emerging disruptive business models.

What does it take to respond to these challenges?

 


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David Hain's curator insight, August 18, 1:11 AM

Constant change is the new normal. Change is now a constant opportunity to evolve the business. Strategy in a world of constant change, by Torben Rick.

donhornsby's curator insight, August 18, 4:14 AM

(From the article): Many of the new changes and occurrences are both new and difficult to forecast which was not the case in the past, so businesses have to become more agile and robust to be able to succeed in the new environment. This too will become normal.

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 20, 6:10 PM

Constantly changing what's normal when same no longer serves is the new standard and changing what's normal before it becomes imperative is the key

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I Quit

I Quit | WorkLife | Scoop.it
I once worked for about a month on a contract for a well-known Government vehicle licensing agency, as part of an effort to transform the HR function. Despite the huge rewards that were being paid by
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Great insights on obstacles to cultural change from Peter Cook -@Academyofrock

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Make Getting Feedback Less Stressful

Make Getting Feedback Less Stressful | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Much of my work as an executive coach and an instructor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business involves helping people improve their abilities to deliver feedback more effectively. It’s a critical skill, particularly for both leaders in flat organizations where giving orders is generally counter-productive and for anyone who needs to manage up or across by influencing their bosses or peers. And it’s a topic on which I’ve written extensively, not only in posts on my site and atHBR.org, but also in the HBR Guide to Coaching Your Employees. But a recent exchange with my colleague and former Stanford student Anamaria Nino-Murcia made me realize that I’ve been neglecting the other half of this equation: How to receive feedback more effectively.

Separate what you’re feeling from what’s happening.
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On being wrong

On being wrong | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
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Worth investing the 17+ minutes to listen to this fabulous exploration of why our attachment to 'rightness' is so wrong.

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10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask

10 Questions Your Team Is Afraid to Ask | WorkLife | Scoop.it

You team has questions they're afraid to ask. They've got limited information, but they figure if you wanted to tell them you would. 


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(From the article): Ignoring the tough questions, doesn't make them go away. In fact, your team is likely asking the questions, to themselves and to one another. Tackling the tough conversations head on will go a long way in building trust and respect on your team.

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5 Mistakes in Storytelling: Part 1

The purpose of this presentation is to list 5 typical mistakes people make when sharing stories in business settings.
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TED Talk Takeaways: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience

TED Talk Takeaways: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience | WorkLife | Scoop.it

You will live 7.5 minutes longer than you would have otherwise, just because you watched this talk.”

 

This was the claim that video game designer Jane McGonigal presented to the crowd during her June 2012 TED talk. As the camera panned over the members of the audience, their faces showed universal skepticism: Was this lady serious?

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Basic tips to liven up your public speaking.

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The Surprising History of the To-Do List and How to Design One That Actually Works - - The Buffer Blog

The Surprising History of the To-Do List and How to Design One That Actually Works - - The Buffer Blog | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Where do to do lists come from? We've uncovered the surprising history of the to do list and how you can design a to do list that actually works:
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Some fascinating historical insights, and practical tips for lists that help productivity.

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