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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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Are you ready to decide? | McKinsey

Are you ready to decide? | McKinsey | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Good managers—even great ones—can make spectacularly bad choices. Some of them result from bad luck or poor timing, but a large body of research suggests that many are caused by cognitive and behavioral biases. While techniques to “debias” decision making do exist, it’s often difficult for executives, whose own biases may be part of the problem, to know when they are worth applying. In this article, we propose a simple, checklist-based approach that can help flag times when the decision-making process may have gone awry and interventions are necessary. Our early research, which we explain later, suggests that is the case roughly 75 percent of the time.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 2, 5:15 AM

McKinsey decision making tool helps to de-bias your personal foibles

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Leadership across sectors - when the similarities outweigh the differences

Leadership across sectors - when the similarities outweigh the differences | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The Whitehall & Industry Group is an independent charity whose purpose is to develop learning opportunities between sectors. To celebrate its 30th anniversary last year, WIG set up its first Insight Days programme, in which senior leaders – including Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives/Chairmen – spent a day in each other’s organisations. Earlier this year, WIG arranged an Insight Day for Erik Bonino, Chairman of Shell UK, and Sir Derek Jones KCB, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government. In a guest blog, Erik reflects on the experience.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 6:27 AM

Common agendas in Blue Chips and the Civil Service - a great initiative for leadership development!

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Management's Second Curve

Management has served us well. Since the Industrial Revolution it has paved the way for a sustained and accelerating rise in living standards unheard of and unforeseen. But with the ‘digital revolution’, we are entering a new era where the logic of industrial-age organisation has lost its purchase.



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 31, 12:24 PM

Another fine article by Richard Straub from EFMD's Global Focus Magazine. 



Excerpt from the article: 


The decisions now being taken in labs, C-suites and boardrooms will affect everyone on the planet. To guide them, we need a management that is “good”, in both senses of the word, building on the best in humanity as well as better able to predict and bring about favourable outcomes.


It must acknowledge the reciprocal obligations it owes to society in return for the privileges conferred on the corporations that it runs.

It must put the “creative” back in the process of creative destruction by prioritising investment in customer- and market-creating innovation over short-term profits.


And it must use digital technologies to complement rather than substitute human effort, augment rather than automate human abilities. That is, add machine strengths to human strengths to do things that neither could do on their own, as Tom Davenport

has proposed.


In short, management is in need of a second curve that sets a new positive path away from the diminishing returns of the first.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 31, 11:09 PM

Some great insights in the slideshare and looks like a great conference. The following on slide 4 is telling

 

“The great casualty of industrial-age philosophy, it is now clear, is the human being, reduced to just another resource that can be sacrificed to the short-term interests of shareholders and those who see it as their job to serve them”


I personally declared industrial age management dead more than 20 years ago. Remarkable leaders killed it long before that. If you're not embracing the new world of leadership and management you're already a dinosaur. The good news is it's not too late to change!

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networked unmanagement

What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies?

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7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits

7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits | WorkLife | Scoop.it

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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, June 9, 12:41 PM

In the book "Quick Fixes for your Productivity" share seven ways to improve time management:

Become aware.Analyse your data.Identify tasks which are not necessary.Identify the tasks which can be automated.Identify the tasks which can be delegated or outsourced.Make gradual changes.Right task, right time.
Jeremy Barton's curator insight, June 11, 9:17 AM

Always useful

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 22, 11:56 PM

Albert Einstein once said, "If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." That is time management.

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Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Virtually all leaders say they champion the development of new ideas. But do your actions as a leader consciously encourage the creation of new ideas - or unconsciously suppress them?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, June 15, 1:07 AM

The best leaders recognize that the best ideas come from smart insightful people.

Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 15, 6:25 AM

Everyday leadership includes making everyday mistakes. The key to leadership is learning from the mistakes and not repeating the mistakes.  Victor Lipman describes five leadership mistakes we can't afford to make in this short article from Forbes Magazine.

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If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Let other people speak into the silence and listen quietly for the truth behind their words. Then acknowledge what you’ve heard (which is, most likely, more than has been said) and, once the others feel seen and heard, offer your view.

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Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever

Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Zappos is undertaking a fascinating experiment in change management. It's important to evaluate this separately from the experiment with the management structure Holacracy that they are trying at t...
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'Why aren't we mad at bad managers?' Great question from Tim Kastelle.

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Jason Leong's curator insight, June 15, 6:06 AM

"Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally."

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Fixing the Leadership Gap in Southeast Asia

Five strategies — culled from top executives’ reflections — offer insights for developing the next generation of ASEAN leaders. Companies operating in Southeast Asia must do their part to find the most promising emerging leaders and prepare them to make the most of their potential. Given the current environment, businesses cannot afford to leave leadership development to chance. They need to identify the gaps in organizational capacity and assess the effectiveness of their development approach.

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How to Know If You Talk Too Much

Even 20 seconds of talking can be a turn off if you don’t include the other person in the conversation. To avoid that, ask questions, try to build on what they say, and look for ways to include them in the conversation so it is a genuine dialogue instead of a diatribe.

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Leading Teams through Change at the Speed of Business

Leading Teams through Change at the Speed of Business | WorkLife | Scoop.it
How to guide your team amid uncertainty, without losing momentum.

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How To Stop Worrying

How To Stop Worrying | WorkLife | Scoop.it
The ancient Buddhist idea of mindfulness holds the answer for how to stop worrying. And modern science agrees. Here's how to get started.
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Making Sense of Zappos’ War on Managers

It was not about whether self-managing, self-organizing systems “work.” We have known they do since they were introduced among British miners whose industry had been disrupted by new technology. The lesson was about a central—I would argue existential—paradox of leading: If you are not leading culture, you are not leading at all. If you are leading culture, not everyone will follow.

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Ketchum Leadership Survey: The Rise of the Title-less Leader

Ketchum Leadership Survey: The Rise of the Title-less Leader | WorkLife | Scoop.it
A new Ketchum leadership study of more than 6,000 respondents in 12 countries reveals people are looking more to employees at all levels for leadership instead of just those at the top of the org chart. According to the fourth-annual Ketchum Leadership Communication Monitor (KLCM), 41 percent of respondents believe leadership should come mainly from the organization and all its employees, compared with 25 percent that believe leadership should come only from the CEO.

This aligns with three years of KLCM data pointing to the demise of the CEO-as-celebrity leadership style and highlights a greater-than-ever opportunity for "leadership by all" – a collaborative and communicative culture that empowers employees at every level.

While the CEO, board and senior management still play an important role, the study suggests that employees throughout an organization can and should provide leadership. The survey identified the top five traits of an effective leader: leading by example (63 percent), communicating in an open and transparent way (61 percent), admitting mistakes (59 percent), bringing out the best in others (58 percent), and handling controversial issues or crises calmly and confidently (58 percent). These are traits that every CEO should possess, and also ones that every good employee would have.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 5:19 AM

some good leadership traits identified here: and remember leadership happens at all levels!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, July 2, 9:16 AM

We call it "leadership." It frames up as the engagement of the organization and its people to look for the countless performance improvement opportunities. Leadership CAN"T be only from the top down -- that is de-motivational and you know that, "A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world." (John LeCarre) -- It is the hands on people who know about most of the things that need to be fixed to optimize performance results.

 

The longer, original article is here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ketchum-leadership-communication-monitor-2015-the-rise-of-the-title-less-leader-2015-07-01

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 3, 12:04 AM

Great insights. Self-leadership is everyone's business and the pre-requisite to leading for others which everyone does consciously or not The key is conscious leadership 

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Ready or Not, Millennials Are Changing How We Do Business Forever - Huffington Post

Ready or Not, Millennials Are Changing How We Do Business Forever - Huffington Post | WorkLife | Scoop.it
In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, June 29, 4:59 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders

The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Brilliant leaders like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk often give little care and appreciation to their hard-working and loyal employees.

 

Given the extraordinary success of these men, the obvious question is whether being relentlessly hard on people, and even cruel, may get them to perform better.



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John Michel's curator insight, June 28, 9:02 AM

 Genius covers a lot of sins. A great product is a great product, and you don’t have to do everything right to be successful. Most customers don’t care how the sausage gets made, as long as it tastes good.

Glenn Wallace's curator insight, June 29, 1:03 AM

Apple goes back along way, back to the garden.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, June 29, 3:10 PM

I would say that people don't perform because of the bad behavior. They perform better because of the high standards expected of them by visionary leaders.

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Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work

Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results. It's a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader. Because as Heffern
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Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands | Allan Pease | TEDxMacquarieUniversity - YouTube

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Allan Pease is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at ULIM International University, ...
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Learning to Risk. Risking to Learn

Two years ago, Victor became curious about learning practical ways to improve the world.  

 

After researching business schools, Victor Saad decided the options didn't fit, so he created his own format of 12 experiences in 12 months, centered around design, business and social change. 

 

The project developed into a small community of amazing people taking risks to create change in their own lives and communities.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 11, 6:36 AM

Victor wrote a book about his experiences. The title of the book is: The Leap Year Project. You can find more information about the project here


You can follow Victor Saad on Twitter here: @victorsaad

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The Argument Against Work-Life Balance

The Argument Against Work-Life Balance | WorkLife | Scoop.it

When your work is your life, there’s no such thing as work-life balance. The traditional aspects of the 40-hour workweek are dying, and we must change if we want to increase our productivity and support our well-being. How you change is up to you, but sticking to the same old formula isn’t going to cut it.

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Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility | WorkLife | Scoop.it
"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control."

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What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies?

What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies? | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Workplace hierarchies have undergone some dramatic shifts over the last 100 years, but not titles? That's going to take a bigger adjustment.
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Get Your Message Across to a Skeptical Audience

Get Your Message Across to a Skeptical Audience | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Persuasion researchers know that decision-makers will often place their faith less in what is being said, and more in who is saying it. For good reason–following a trusted authority often reduces feelings of uncertainty. In today’s constantly changing business environment, it’s increasingly the messenger that carries sway, not the message. Therefore, it’s crucial that you convince your audience you have the necessary expertise to make a recommendation – which can present problems if you lack credibility. You need to be seen as competent and knowledgeable, yet recounting a list of your accomplishments, successes and triumphs, however impressive, will do little to endear you to others. No one likes a braggart. But arranging for someone to do it on your behalf can be a remarkably efficient tactic in overcoming the self-promotion dilemma.


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Eloquens's curator insight, June 2, 9:35 PM

This article has some valuable insights for when you need to present to a skeptical audience.

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How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

We all know the power of LinkedIn for job hunting and networking. But how do we use it to help change careers—to make sure we’re found by the right recruiters, hiring managers, colleagues—not ones from our past, but from our future careers

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An Organization-Wide Approach to Good Decision Making

The hard truth is we all leave a lot of value on the table – value that we could seize with better decisions. Doing so requires an organization-wide framework for making them.

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Insights from Chevron's experience.

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