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Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter?

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Like them or not, they're worth paying attention to.

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Senior executives need to take such social tools seriously, for a variety of reasons.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:41 AM

(From the article) Think about endorsements as new and improved keywords. LinkedIn automatically defaults to ranking your skills by the number of endorsements you have, but to get more endorsements for the skills you want to emphasize, rearrange your list and move those skills higher. Also, if you’re getting endorsed for random things or for things you don’t want to be endorsed for, you can always hide either the entire skill or the particular endorser. Just set your profile to edit mode and you’ll see a little demo in the Skills and Endorsements section showing you how to edit it.

 
Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 12, 2014 10:32 AM

This is an important article for any job seeker (and the link that follows may be of interest as well).  LinkedIn is one of the primary vehicles for recruiters....

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:18 PM

I agree with @donhornsby on this.  I know there are skeptics when it comes to LI endorsements but I think they are meaningful. 

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The Dawn of System Leadership

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The deep changes necessary to accelerate progress against society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader - the system leader, a person who catalyzes collective leadership.

 

At no time in history have we needed such system leaders more. We face a host of systemic challenges beyond the reach of existing institutions and their hierarchical authority structures. Problems like climate change, destruction of ecosystems, growing scarcity of water, youth unemployment, and embedded poverty and inequity require unprecedented collaboration among different organizations, sectors, and even countries. Sensing this need, countless collaborative initiatives have arisen in the past decade - locally, regionally, and even globally. Yet more often than not they have floundered - in part because they failed to foster collective leadership within and across the collaborating organizations.

 


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Emerging World's curator insight, January 23, 7:33 AM

We are at the beginning of the beginning in learning how to catalyze and guide systemic change at a scale commensurate with the scale of problems we face.


In this article Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton and John Kania share their insights on the system leaders needed to foster collective leadership. 


According to the authors there are three core capabilities that system leaders must develop in order to foster collective leadership:


1. The ability to see the larger system.

2. The ability to foster reflection and more generative conversations.

3. The ability to shift the collective focus from reactive problem solving to co-creating the future.


The authors cover a lot of ground in the article. Here are a few points:


  1. Systemic change needs more than data and information; it needs real intelligence and wisdom.
  2. System leaders understand that plans and space are the yang and yin of leadership. Both are needed. But what is needed even more is balance between the two.
  3. Everybody wants tools for systemic change. But too few are prepared to use the tools with the regularity and discipline needed to build their own and others’ capabilities.
Senge, Hamilton and Kania goes on to mentioning a few tools and how they can be applied to develop core leadership capacities: 
Tools for seeing the larger system.
"Systems mapping" can be used to extend this inquiry by helping stakeholders build a visual picture of the relationship and interdependencies beyond the boundaries they normally assume.

Tools for fostering reflection and generative conversation.

"Peacekeeping circles" used by Roca and the dialogue interviews conducted by Winslow.


“Peer shadowing" means that a person accompanies somebody for a defined period of time to observe him/her during work and learn from this observation. 


"Learning Journeys" allow participants to move into unfamiliar environments, immerse themselves in different contexts and step into relevant experiences. 


"Dialogue interviews" engage the interviewee in a reflective and generative conversation. This tool can be used to prepare for projects, workshops, or capacity building programs.


We recommend that you look at some of the tools on Presencing Institute's (Otto Scharmer and Theory U) website here

Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, January 23, 1:30 PM

This is a must-read for anyone interested in learning organizations, change management and leadership.

Ian Berry's curator insight, January 23, 9:12 PM

There's a lot to like in this article and much to contemplate. I particularly like the 3 core capabilities of see the large system, further reflection and more generative conversations, and shifting from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future.

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Turning Who You Are into What You Do

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How others perceive our identity and actions may be very different to who we think we are and what we think we’re doing.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 22, 8:52 AM

Contemporary neuroscience has now affirmed Freud’s inferential assumptions - that we are all quite ignorant of ourselves and of the mechanisms that determine a large part of how we feel and act.


In the corporate world, the fact that much of our mental activity is done on an automated mode explains the dichotomy between what executives say they do, and what they actually do. Why the significant gap between good intentions and actual behaviour exists, and why so many executives are completely unaware, of it is troublesome.


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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Just like one misspelled word can get your resume tossed onto the 'nope' pile, one incorrectly used word can negatively impact your entire message.
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Most Important Leadership Lessons from The Top CEOs of the World

Most Important Leadership Lessons from The Top CEOs of the World | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Most Important Leadership Lessons from The Top CEOs of the World

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Francisco Marin's curator insight, January 1, 12:17 PM

Very interesting article. It suggests a lot of questions to be answered by any leader about: priorities, motivation, dreams, change, micromanagement, values, passion, competences, team, challenges, corporate culture, and work/life balance.

Xerox Services University's curator insight, January 5, 2:15 PM

I like the idea of avoiding the "Crazy Eight"

Lauran Star's curator insight, January 12, 3:38 PM

Love this

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JPMorgan Embraces 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

JPMorgan Embraces 'The World's Dumbest Idea' | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Last week, JPMorgan Chase issued a corporate governance document called “How We Do Business.” Signed by CEO Jamie Dimon, it is a response to a request by shareholders (led by the The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth) concerning the $26 billion in fines, settlements and legal costs that JPMorgan has had to pay for recent wrongdoing. The elegantly written statement is full of high-sounding language about ethics, values and standards. But when push comes to shove, it’s still business as usual at JPMorgan.

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A little wisdom quiz for leaders

A little wisdom quiz for leaders | WorkLife | Scoop.it
25 statements to prompt reflection, conversation and change

You might like to work them through individually and as a team:  How true is each statement?


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What to Do If Your Boss Is a Control Freak - HBR

What to Do If Your Boss Is a Control Freak - HBR | WorkLife | Scoop.it
First, accept that it may have little to do with you.
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Ten New Year’s Resolutions for CEOs

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for CEOs | WorkLife | Scoop.it

The changing global brandscape is indeed a double-edged sword. It confers unheard of opportunities on companies while at the same time bringing in hitherto unheard of challenges. Top executives and CEOs should actively manage such a volatile environment by following some fundamental features of any corporate strategy
 


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5 Ways Leaders Strengthen And Prepare Their Teams For Change

5 Ways Leaders Strengthen And Prepare Their Teams For Change | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Was there ever a time that was more uncertain than today? Are leaders prepared to manage change in ways that strengthen the teams around them?

Leadership is about taking the initiative to do the things others would rather avoid doing – and about allowing risk to be your best friend. Leaders make those around them better by being wise enough to anticipate the unexpected and by being accountable to take action all the way through to the end. They know how to help their teams tackle change hea

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5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow

5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow | WorkLife | Scoop.it
There are many good intentions that don't lead to great leadership. Learn what you can start doing now to actually be a quality leader.

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george_reed's curator insight, December 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Many of these helpful actions happen in the unscheduled periods on our calendars. As the white space on the calendar fills up some of the relationship behaviors that are key to team building tend to fall away. 

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10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us | WIRED

10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us | WIRED | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Since my new book on brain myths was published, one question has surprised me the most - do brain myths matter? Yes, they do. Here are 10 ways.
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Real Leaders Have Real Lives

For years I’ve been working on helping companies to see how work, home, community, and self (mind, body, and spirit) can be mutually reinforcing; this is the “four-way wins” approach I describe in Total Leadership. I often encounter skepticism, but some companies get it. My experience with Target should bolster anyone’s case that you can be a committed A-player executive, a good parent, an attentive spouse, a healthy person with time for hobbies — yes, hobbies! — and a community life.

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25 Empowering Worry Quotes

25 Empowering Worry Quotes | WorkLife | Scoop.it

One of the most common and destructive daily habits that people get caught up in certainly must be the habit of worrying. It has been one of my biggest issues. And I know from my inbox that so many struggle with this.

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The Power of Being Interested in Others

The Power of Being Interested in Others | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Genuinely being interested in others builds great connections and opens up new opportunities. Here's a primer for doing it the right way.
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Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary - InternetSlang.com

Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary - InternetSlang.com | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary. Internet Slang. A list of common slang words, acronyms and abbreviations as used in websites, ICQ chat rooms, blogs, SMS, and internet forums.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 10:29 AM

Internet Slang words - Internet Dictionary. Internet Slang. A list of common slang words, acronyms and abbreviations as used in websites, ICQ chat rooms, blogs, SMS, and internet forums.


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Never too old to be an entrepreneur

Never too old to be an entrepreneur | WorkLife | Scoop.it

 

When Mark Glazebrook got complaints from his neighbours about his home-alone dog barking through the day, he decided to invent a toy he hoped would keep the pet quiet and busy.

It worked. "The notes stopped coming and the neighbours said, 'Keep doing what you're doing, because it's working'," Glazebrook says.

That prompted Glazebrook to start the Doy Company to manufacture his creation, the "doy", a toy for dogs, which is available in about 100 stores across Australia.


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Manage Change in a Hyper-Changing World | Big Think

Manage Change in a Hyper-Changing World  | Big Think | WorkLife | Scoop.it

There is so much attention being paid today on how to embrace change. But management expert Gary Hamel, the bestselling author of What Matters Now, says that leaders need to understand that change itself has changed. Grasping the evolution of change will prepare leaders to anticipate shifts and the unstoppable innovations that drive them.

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The Hidden Traps in Decision Making - HBR

The Hidden Traps in Decision Making - HBR | WorkLife | Scoop.it
In making decisions, you may be at the mercy of your mind’s strange workings. Here’s how to catch thinking traps before they become judgment disasters.
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16 Inspiring Quotes on Life & Leadership

Get inspired for the New Year with top insights from Oprah Winfrey, Ratan Tata, Marc Andreessen, John Doerr, and more. Watch the full videos of their Stanford …
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12 Leadership Lessons From Special Operations To Apply For The New Year

After spending 13 years as a Navy SEAL, I learned a couple things about leadership from my own mistakes and others’; about what to do, what not to do, and how to squeeze out another ounce of value when you think you’re tapped.

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John Michel's curator insight, December 28, 2014 1:03 PM

Practical insights to elevate your leadership...in war or at work. 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 31, 2014 8:21 AM

Love these tips form Navy Seals mindset. 

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What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys | WorkLife | Scoop.it

““All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post...”


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 12:44 AM

Learn these and then live these:-)

 

John Michel's curator insight, December 23, 2014 10:01 AM

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, the Zenger Folkman organization described what we believe is a somewhat unique study to answer the question of what successful leaders do to create more innovative teams.

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How Listening Enables Change

How Listening Enables Change | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Active listening is the key to taking individuals with us through periods of change. This blog describes how!

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Music for reading - Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Lizst, Schumann - YouTube

A wonderful selection of classical music for reading and reflection...

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The future of now

The future of now | WorkLife | Scoop.it
When does the future of work begin?Time in the digital era is no longer linear but disembodied and associative. The past is not something behind us on the timeline but dispersed through the sea of information. Like a digital unconscious, the raw data sits forgotten unless accessed by a program in the future. Everything is recorded, yet almost none of it feels truly accessible. — Douglas Rushkoff, Present ShockWhen does the past stop and the future begin? What about that void, that in-between, we
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How To Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness - The Buffer Blog

How To Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness - The Buffer Blog | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The following post is a guestpost by Walter Chen, founder of a unique new project management tool IDoneThis. More about Walter at the bottom of the post. 
Ever go through a phase where you feel like every day is a Monday? You wake up, you hit snooze. Then you hit snooze again and you just don’t feel it?
Yes, I know that negative emotions can eat away at my productivity, creativity, decision-making skills. And yet, I have to admit that sometimes it’s really difficult ...
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