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How to Show Trustworthiness in a Job Interview

Take the time to think very deliberately about how you will convey your warmth in your next interview – or in your next call with a new client or colleague. It’s difficult to exaggerate the benefits of coming across as trustworthy, or the opportunities lost when you don’t.

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EDS, an HP Company 'Cat Herders' - YouTube

Ad of the year in 2000, this EDS creative captures the eternal issue of steering disparate stakeholders in the right direction.

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‘Rock star’ CEO era over: Thodey

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Former Telstra chief David Thodey says the era of the “rock star” CEO is over and new approaches to corporate leadership are required.
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Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster?  The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help? How can you convince a hesitant employee that your advice is worthwhile?


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:51 AM

Good insight and case studies on coaching resistent people

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Nine Traits of a Professional Influencer

Nine Traits of a Professional Influencer | WorkLife | Scoop.it

What proportion of your job is about influencing others? Probably quite a bit. What proportion of your time is spent influencing others? Probably not enough. If influence is a major part of your job and you are not doing enough of it, why is that?

 

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Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Research shows that taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company

The four global forces breaking all the trends | McKinsey & Company | WorkLife | Scoop.it

'We need to realize that much of what we think we know about how the world works is wrong; to get a handle on the disruptive forces transforming the global economy; to identify the long-standing trends that are breaking; to develop the courage and foresight to clear the intellectual decks and prepare to respond. These lessons apply as much to policy makers as to business executives, and the process of resetting your internal navigation system can’t begin soon enough.’

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How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

In today’s fast-paced environment of dramatically changing technologies and global forces, leaders need to understand how to make the right decisions the right way.

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The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Six months after Jobs’s death, the author of his best-selling biography identifies the practices that every CEO can try to emulate.
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Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression

Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Networking can feel like the professional equivalent of speed dating. And, like speed dating, you don't just want to make a good impression — you want to make a lasting one. So, how can you present yourself well and make meaningful connections when it feels like you're making small talk with people who are only half-listening?

The first step is to reframe your concept of networking. At your next event, remind yourself that it's less about empty chit-chat and more about making connections.

How do you make those?

By forgetting everything you thought you knew about networking small talk and, instead, tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.


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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, May 8, 3:28 PM

Vicki Kossok shares with us: “Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.” In this regard I remember a phrase, I do not remember the author, if you want to get business or employment "network or not work".

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, May 8, 7:06 PM

Networking often feels challenging.  These are helpful tips....

Scott Brown's curator insight, May 10, 4:21 PM

Impressions have an enormous impact!

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Buddhism: 50% of your State of Mind is dependent on your Posture.

Buddhism: 50% of your State of Mind is dependent on your Posture. | WorkLife | Scoop.it
When you’re depressed, make an effort to sit up, and relax. When you’re excited, make an effort to breathe.

It’s an easy way to bring your state of mind into a happier place.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 5:06 AM

This makes sense, and you don't have to be Buddhist to apply this insight!

Christhild HORRENBERGER's curator insight, May 7, 8:29 AM

50% de notre état d'esprit dépend de notre posture. Si vous êtes tristes, faites un effort, redressez-vous et détendez-vous. Si vous êtes excités, respirez !

 

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5 Top Entrepreneurs and Their Signature Body Language Moves

5 Top Entrepreneurs and Their Signature Body Language Moves | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Being a great leader isn't just about what you say. It's also about how you say it.

 

That's why successful founders are also masters of body language: Whether it's a positive gesture like giving two thumbs up, or a power pose like standing with your arms crossed, people tend to move in ways that reflect their personality and style. 

 

Inc. spoke with Carol Kinsey Goman, a body language coach and author of several books on the subject, including The Silent Language of Leaders, to discern the meaning of specific body movements. Goman points out that even the most powerful speech can be compromised by overly "warm" nonverbal cues, like nodding too much or smiling to take the edge off a negative comment. Be careful with these, as they can undermine your credibility.   

 

Instead, you should look to the positive gestures that many successful entrepreneurs have already adopted.


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Cody Boll's curator insight, May 6, 1:56 PM

I scooped this because what it says about body language and true that people need to take into factor

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, May 6, 6:25 PM

Being congruent - aligning your body, tone and words - is a critical element of communicating a message and representing the 'authentic' you.  Here's a quick and interesting article that provides insights into personal presentation behaviours of some seriously successful people...


Did you know, for example, that Richard Branson uses the 'fist bump' frequently as an alternative to hand-shaking?

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15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

15 words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Here's a list of words you should eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 3, 7:15 PM

Did you know that the words that you are use can undermine your effectiveness as a leader? Here are few that you need to eliminate immediately.

 

(From the article): People don't have the time or the attention span to read any more words than necessary. You want your readers to hear you out, understand your message, and perhaps be entertained, right? Here's a list of words to eliminate to help you write more succinctly.

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23 Brilliant Life Lessons From Anthony Bourdain

Few people on the planet have lived the kind of globetrotting and adventure-filled life that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has. You can probably learn a thing or two from the man.

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The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who show little tolerance for unquestioned authority. Electronic communication and globalization have further eroded the traditional hierarchy, as ideas and people flow more freely than ever around organizations and as decisions get made closer to the markets. 

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The Redefined No of the CFO

The Redefined No of the CFO | WorkLife | Scoop.it

If you are a chief financial officer, you are probably already aware that your role is undergoing a historic transformation. The CFO role is expanding to include being the company’s premier champion of strategic discipline as well. You are charged with ensuring value creation, and your main tool for doing so is a simple one that has long been at your disposal, but never used this way before: the word no.For today’s financial leader, decisions are based on strategy, not spreadsheets.

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Seven steps to reposition middle management - Ashridge Business School

Seven steps to reposition middle management - Ashridge Business School | WorkLife | Scoop.it
A perception exists among senior managers that middle managers are to blame for agreed strategies not being put into practice @ that they represent a barrier
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What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down

Many leaders believe that holding people accountable is the key to getting the results they want. There’s one problem with this, though: Sometimes we get frustrated with people for not meeting our expectations when we have never communicated what they were in the first place.

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Industries Where Your Network Matters More Than You Think

Industries Where Your Network Matters More Than You Think | WorkLife | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard the adage that your next job is likely to come from someone you know. While people find work through a variety of channels, your network may be more important than you realize.
By analyzing hiring and networking data on LinkedIn, we uncovered how connections between members impact the way companies bring on new employees.

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3 Leadership Lessons From the Dalai Lama

3 Leadership Lessons From the Dalai Lama | WorkLife | Scoop.it

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is known as the "ocean of compassion." His teachings are far from those of traditional business leaders, but those who are interested in building a business that's about more than just profits can benefit greatly from his wisdom.

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A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work

To understand why we get clumsy in difficult relationships, consider that habitual patterns of thinking and behavior are like the deep grooves that get carved into a dirt road by the repeated passage of tires. The deeper the grooves, the more likely we are to get stuck in them. This is why we tend to have the same argument repeatedly with certain people, and find ourselves unable to free ourselves from the familiar script. Loving-kindness meditation improves our ability to see those grooves more clearly, to lift ourselves out of them, and to intentionally choose a better, more effective pathway.

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7 Examples of Shallow Leadership

7 Examples of Shallow Leadership | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Growing in our leadership abilities, knowledge and relationships should be a goal for every leader. Many leaders settle for status quo leadership rather than stretching themselves as leaders. They remain oblivious to the real health of their leadership and the organization. I call it shallow leadership. Perhaps you've seen this before in leadership. Maybe you've been guilty of providing shallow leadership. I certainly have.

Here are 7 characteristics of shallow leadership:

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 7, 9:18 AM
Don't settle for status quo on anything... if you have great people challenge your teams to rise to that level ... too many leaders led great people to good results and not the other way around
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The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Read this article to learn how to be more productive. Discover how Newton's Laws of Motion can boost your productivity.
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Praise Behavior, Not Ability

Praise Behavior, Not Ability | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Not all praise has the same effect on people. During a study by Carol Dweck on Brooklyn fifth-graders, those that were praised for their ability – “you must have worked hard,” were more likely to engage in challenging tasks than those who were praised for their intelligence – “you must be smart.”  
 
It turns out that when you praise people for a characteristic which becomes part of our identity and yet seems fixed, they tend to shy away from activities they might fail at that would disprove their belief.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 6, 7:51 AM

Nice feedback point from David Marquet showcasing the great work of Carol Dweck.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 6, 12:22 PM

Some great insights on praise of your people's activities. We have a pandemic in the US where many are searching for a quick way to become rich or famous without working for it. It starts with kids. Check out the article.

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 6, 6:18 PM

Like this premise and also the work of Carol Dweck

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Sense And Nonsense In Leadership Development

Sense And Nonsense In Leadership Development | WorkLife | Scoop.it
Our opportunity in leadership development is to bring more science into what we do by creating ever better ways to measure the current state of leadership behavior, along with the change we produce. This allows us to bring science into the art of leadership development and to drive out the nonsense that will always fill the void where good science doesn’t exist.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 1, 4:42 AM

Jack Zenger on brining research to the heart of leadership development.  Why would't you, unless you love fadding?