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It’s Time to Rethink Productivity

It’s Time to Rethink Productivity | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Empowering employees and teams to work towards a common purpose, not just quotas or routine expectations, frees everyone from the energy often misspent on micromanagement.
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'More than Coffee Chats and Emails': Sustainable Networking Requires Effort, Authenticity - Knowledge@Wharton

'More than Coffee Chats and Emails': Sustainable Networking Requires Effort, Authenticity - Knowledge@Wharton | WorkLife | Scoop.it
It's a common refrain in the business world: Networking is the key to success. Building relationships is pivotal. It's not what you know, but whom you know. Yet successful networking goes far beyond handshakes and business card exchanges, noted speakers at the recent 14th Annual Wharton Women in Business Conference.
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How to show leadership, even if you aren’t the leader

How to show leadership, even if you aren’t the leader | WorkLife | Scoop.it
It's okay to get frustrated at work. The trick is to remain intelligent while angry.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 22, 7:38 AM

(From the article): Good leadership is the ability to make decisions when outcomes are uncertain, and motivate a team to act around those decisions. It takes a combination of head and heart. It’s using your intuition and the available data to make calls.

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The Changing Face of Leadership

The Changing Face of Leadership | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The new leadership competencies and behaviors that all leaders need in the new economy.

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Some interesting - and debatable - archetypes...

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 21, 7:40 AM

(From the article): At the Center for Talent Innovation, in partnership with Imaginal Labs LLC, we have identified these new disruptive leadership competencies, or Leadership Archetypes:


Business Model Architect--experienced in knowing how to (re)organize and (re)construct the tangible and intangible assets needed to deliver the most value to others for a fair value in return.

Brand Designer -able to create the optimal "user experience" that is authentic, aligned, attuned and anticipatory to all stakeholders.

Digital Executive--fluent in creation, curation, synthesis, socialization and distribution of meaningful virtual content and communication that builds trust and engagement.

Trust Builder--successful in building strong, trusting relationships, face-to-face and virtual, with all stakeholders across the divides of culture, gender, geography, time zones, and generations.

Talent Maker--master of the inclusive leadership behaviors and practices that celebrate the power of difference in a way that encourages all streams of talent to work up to the level of their skills and aspirations in order to unlock the illusive "diversity dividend".

Ecosystem Engineer--accomplished at designing, nurturing and sustaining powerful networks that form the relational capital that drives competitive advantage.

The current leadership development agenda is a good start. Now imagine the power of mastering these new Leadership Archetypes and applying them to your company's biggest business challenges.

 

I bet the men would want to sign up for this as well!

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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine | WorkLife | Scoop.it
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrie
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Exquisitely written piece by @brainpicker, with numerous wonderful insights for how to create and produce.

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12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader

12 TED Talks on how to be a great leader | WorkLife | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? The ability to rule with an iron fist? Being well-liked? These TED speakers offer nuanced takes on how to inspire others to follow you.


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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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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence | WorkLife | Scoop.it

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet consider that philosophers like Leibniz (17th century) and Diderot (18th century) were already complaining about information overload. The “horrible mass of books” they referred to may have represented only a tiny portion of what we know today, but much of what we know today will be equally insignificant to future generations.

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How curiosity supports IQ and EQ in managing complexity.

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Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour

Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Even the most strained relationships can be repaired.

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Very good article on how to rebuild important relationships in the workplace.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 21, 8:01 AM

(From the article): Getting a relationship with a coworker back on track may require that you put your ego away. “We often get stuck in our heads about who’s wrong and who’s right. And when you’re hooked on the idea that you’re right, you can’t start to repair the relationship because the issue of who’s at fault becomes a distraction,” says David. To satisfy this need to be right while not letting it affect how you interact with the person, David suggests “imagining the other person with a big, fat sticker on his back that says, ‘I’m wrong.’” Then you can just focus on moving the relationship forward.

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The Future of Work – A journey to 2022

The Future of Work – A journey to 2022 | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the world of work as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate and work. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve not even thought of yet.

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Interesting research from PwC on the future of work.

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Great Leadership Isn’t About You

Great Leadership Isn’t About You | WorkLife | Scoop.it

The most effective form of leadership is supportive. It is collaborative. It is never assigning a task, role or function to another that we ourselves would not be willing to perform. For all practical purposes, leading well is as simple as remembering to remain others-centered instead of self-centered.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 23, 2:28 AM

I strongly encourage you to read this great blog post by @John Michel.


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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!