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Work Is Broken; Let's Hack It

Work Is Broken; Let's Hack It | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

We instinctively know and feel that work is broken. We keep looking for practical alternatives to get work done in our organizations.


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David Hain's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:28 AM

From the article:


A longer term trend accounts for more than that which can be attributed to the economic conditions of the past decade. The business thinkers of the Stoos Network point to the economic conditions as a result, rather than a cause, of these inherent enduring problems with the way we work.


Good article and great graphic!

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Why You Feel Stuck, and How to Get Unstuck 

Why You Feel Stuck, and How to Get Unstuck  | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Language conveys meaning. Words carry energy. 


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Agi Anderson's curator insight, February 20, 12:05 PM

Renee, says, "How we describe something — both to others and to ourselves — creates an emotional charge within us that impacts our emotions and feelings. What's happening when you feel stuck?" 

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Winning the Battle, Losing the War

Winning the Battle, Losing the War | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Winning a battle at the expense of your greater well-being and happiness can hardly be counted a victory. Learn why it's often wise to lose a battle so you can win the war.

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Questions that Focus on a Way Forward

Questions that Focus on a Way Forward | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” —Helal Hafiz Fear is often one of the debilitating variables that gets in the way of developing and achieving our professional dreams. This includes fear of failure, fear of success, fear of making decisions we will regret, ...read more.

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25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
People with a growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, interpret failures as learning opportunities, thereby catalyzing self-improvement.

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25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset
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6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter

6 Practices That Will Definitely Make You Smarter | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
According to a 2012 study, Intelligence is a more accurate predictor of future career success than socioeconomic background. This post will show you how to become smarter.

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Alpha-Reboot's curator insight, February 21, 3:08 PM

Get smarter with these 6 simple tricks!

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How To Be An Effective Employee When Your Team Is A Mess

How To Be An Effective Employee When Your Team Is A Mess | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
You might not be able to change your teammates, but you can change your attitude and actions.

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Chad Manske's curator insight, February 8, 5:49 AM
Very good piece on this topic. Liked how this was written.
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10 Corporate Rules for a Happy Life- Infographic

10 Corporate Rules for a Happy Life- Infographic | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want your personal life happy, you should follow corporate etiquette rules and make sure your personal and professional life is as different as a day and night.

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9 Mistakes Leaders Make When Communicating - Skip Prichard

9 Mistakes Leaders Make When Communicating - Skip Prichard | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
He stood awkwardly in the front of the room. I remember him shifting on the balls of his feet as he read a script from behind the podium. We were called into the auditorium to hear the vision of the company. Rumors of impending layoffs circulated, increasing the tension in the room. Many years later, …

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Leadership in the Agile Organization

Leadership in the Agile Organization | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Why is “agile” organization design so important in 2018? Companies are only a few years into a decades-long shift away from corporate hierarchy into a world
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 10, 1:50 PM

I love the research shared in this organization that makes the point about the need for agile organizations.

 

Becoming an agile organization is critical to meet the push for digital transformation that is going on today and in the future.

 

I particularly like the comparison chart between today's org common org model, and the future model of an agile company.

 

Where are you at, and where are you headed with this fundamental shift in how business gets done?

 

This review was published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Tech Leaders curation: www.scoop.it/t/tech-leaders 

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 11, 3:27 AM
Designing  a shift  from corporate hierarchy into a world of “company as a network.” - worth to read
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New Research on Coaching with EQ

New Research on Coaching with EQ | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
What makes coaching effective, and what’s the role of emotional intelligence (EQ)?
New research published in the Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy (Stillman, Freedman, Jorgensen, & Stillman, 2017) reiterates the powerful link between EQ and effective coaching. . . both for coaches and clients.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 30, 11:02 AM
The research was based on a survey of over 1100 coaches and clients from 88 countries conducted by Six Seconds, a global pioneer in emotional intelligence. The goal of the survey was to understand a) what blocks clients’ progress, b) what methods are most powerful for coaching, and c) why is EQ important in coaching?
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 4, 8:42 AM

Where do you stand on coaching?  Do you do it? Do you empower your leadership to do it?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 5:36 PM

I agree on this topic.

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The Myth of The Learning Organisation

The Myth of The Learning Organisation | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
If you really want a Learning Organisation you must build the capacity to change the internal dialogue. It is dialogue that has created who we are and only a change in our dialogue will change that. To change the dialogue means much more than changing the topic of conversation, you’ll rarely manage that over any period of time. (Networks will decide on their topic of conversation based on their sense of identity.) Instead the route is to change the relationships within and between networks, across silos and across the organisational boundary. This is not the crude and crass ‘cut and paste’ of organisational restructures. This is a qualitative change in how people are in relationship with each other, how they decide what matters, how they respond to new information and new people.

When you are prepared to embark on this you rapidly uncover deep learning. Kurt Lewin said that you never really understand a system until you try to change it. As you begin to try and change things, you provoke a reaction from people’s sense of organisational identity that tells you where the real work lies. Your first attempts at change are never successful in anything more than pointing you at where you really need to do your work. Too often at that point we step away feeling our job is done. This is never short work and nor is it for the faint of heart. (That is why large advisory companies and strategy consultancies never follow such processes, the real work takes place over time, within the organisation, not amongst an army of paid hired-hands.) But it is the route to lasting and sustainable change that can create an identity capable of adapting in symbiosis with a changing environment. If you want a sustainable organisation then qualitative change in the internal dialogue is the way to grow it.


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David Hain's curator insight, February 1, 3:28 AM

Really good piece on why learning organisation work rarely grew sustainable roots, and what to do to make it really lasting and meaningful. H/T Celine Schillinger.

Ian Berry's curator insight, February 2, 4:25 PM
Love the premise of changing the internal dialogue and this "To change the dialogue means much more than changing the topic of conversation, you’ll rarely manage that over any period of time. (Networks will decide on their topic of conversation based on their sense of identity.) Instead the route is to change the relationships within and between networks, across silos and across the organisational boundary. This is not the crude and crass ‘cut and paste’ of organisational restructures. This is a qualitative change in how people are in relationship with each other, how they decide what matters, how they respond to new information and new people."
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Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do)

Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Is job-hopping really OK? Do you still need a cover letter? We talked to the experts to find out what matters in hiring.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 1, 3:50 AM
The (almost) obsolete list: 
1. Your cover letter. – It’s your CV what they are checking… 
2. Where you went to school. – “you want to dial up the skills . . . those things jump out far more than your grad school.” 
3. Where you used to work. – Well, it depends… but ““We’re seeing more cross-pollination among industries than ever before,” 

The new list: 
1. Your research chops. - “…now that anybody can easily look up the going rates for specific roles, levels of experience, and geographical regions on sites like Glassdoor, PayScale, and Indeed.com, failing to benchmark yourself can look sloppy.” & “do the research on the recruiters you will be talking to” so you can ask smarter questions about their needs and objectives during your interview. At a minimum, it’s now pretty much expected that you’ll have checked out your interviewer’s LinkedIn profile ahead of time the same way they’ve definitely checked out yours. 
2. Too much job-hopping (in most cases) – but “it depends”… 
3. How you talk about your career - control the narratives about their careers. “A job seeker has to be able to tell their story and tell how one thing relates to another,”
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6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature. 

 

While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles you can't argue with (but you can try). Speaking of those thought leaders and scholars, here are six traits that keep surfacing over and over again in the leadership literature and best-sellers.

1. They challenge their own assumptions.

Great leaders may be smart and know a lot, but they are humble enough to recognize there are smarter people in the room that they can learn from. They don't restrict themselves from opinions and input outside of their own. They surround themselves with diverse perspectives to help them answer questions like, "How do I know my decision is the right one?" or "Is there a better course of action here?"


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Ann Zaslow-Rethaber's curator insight, February 2, 1:45 PM

Interviewing Manager Candidates is without a doubt the most important job any high level executive can do. 

 

How can you determine if someone truly has stellar leadership capabilities, and the skills needed to take your company to the next level?

 

Thanks to human behavior analysts, we have some solid indicators that if you pay attention, can give you some insights into a candidates strengths, and weakness.

 

Can you guess which 6 signs indicate a persons leadership abilities?

Ian Berry's curator insight, February 2, 4:27 PM
Good 6 I reckon
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 4, 12:21 AM

Great leaders may be smart and know a lot, but they are humble enough to recognize there are smarter people in the room that they can learn from. They don't restrict themselves from opinions and input outside of their own. They surround themselves with diverse perspectives to help them answer questions like, "How do I know my decision is the right one?" or "Is there a better course of action here?"

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Questions that Focus on a Way Forward

Questions that Focus on a Way Forward | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” —Helal Hafiz Fear is often one of the debilitating variables that gets in the way of developing and achieving our professional dreams. This includes fear of failure, fear of success, fear of making decisions we will regret, ...read more.

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Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work

Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

You’ve heard by now that you need to be “transparent” and “authentic” and to “bring your whole self” to work. More often than not, these phrases are shorthand for expressing your feelings. But while it’s true that you need an emotionally intelligent approach both to build a great work culture and to advance your own career, there’s more to it than just wearing your feelings on your sleeve.

 

Showing emotional savvy isn’t only about candor, though that’s certainly part of it. Properly channeling your emotions in the workplace is a powerful leadership skill. With that in mind, here’s how to calibrate and convey five of the most common emotions you’re likely to experience at work.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 18, 5:00 PM

No matter what emotions you’re experiencing, there’s a way to channel them to project leadership.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 19, 12:38 AM

When your fear stems from confronting a higher-up, remember that title and rank don’t define leadership. The more you speak up and show confidence in the face of authority, the more leadership you’ll be able to project despite your underlying nervousness.

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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general. 1. Learn slightly differently each time. When acquiring a new skill, make slight changes during each... Read More

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Even If You’re Not a Leader, You’re Always Leading | Leader Pulse | DDI

Even If You’re Not a Leader, You’re Always Leading | Leader Pulse | DDI | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
We lead others more than we think. Even when we think we’re doing nothing.

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Avoiding Bad Bosses: How to Spot Poor Leadership at Interview

Avoiding Bad Bosses: How to Spot Poor Leadership at Interview | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Avoiding Bad Bosses: How to Spot Poor Leadership at Interview So you're looking to get yourself back into employment, or you're seeking out a new challenge in the working world. The first hurdle of perfecting a bespoke CV and covering letter has been completed and now you wait for the...

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george_reed's curator insight, February 8, 11:53 AM
I would just say that the signs are not always as apparent as illustrated in this article. Toxics are frequently good at making a first impression. 
 
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Set Goals for What Matters | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Set Goals for What Matters | Jesse Lyn Stoner | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most. If you’re not clear about what you really want, you might set goals that will not be satisfying once accomplished.

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Four Types of Organizational Culture  

Four Types of Organizational Culture   | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

Research shows there are two key variables that form four basic types of organizational culture.

Focus – to what extent the organizational focus is internal (on employees) or external (on customers and the market) 

 
How much the organization leans toward stability and control or toward flexibility and change.


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The gift and power of emotional courage

The gift and power of emotional courage | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.

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10 Things You Should Remove from Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile Today

10 Things You Should Remove from Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile Today | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Jobseekers depend on their resume—and, to a slightly lesser extent, their LinkedIn profile—to inform recruiters and hiring managers about the skills they bring to the table. With that said, there is such a thing as having too much information on your job search documents—or, rather, having information that does more harm than good. It’s worthwhile…

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Josep Hernández's curator insight, February 6, 5:04 AM

Fcus more on achievements as opposed to a laundry list of responsibilities, whenever possible.

B Goburn Smith's curator insight, February 7, 9:39 AM
Help the hiring manager understand your value easily. Update your resume content. Use these tips to "market your brilliance," get more tips http://bit.ly/1gbHOvW
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4 Actionable Steps to Elevate Your Charisma

4 Actionable Steps to Elevate Your Charisma | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Charisma is a product of being confident and comfortable with who you are as a human being. Here are tips to improve that area of your life.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 10:39 AM
Today, we’re going to explore four actionable steps you can take in order to train your mind to enhance your levels charisma, helping you to become the person you want to be in the life that you want to live.
 
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Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do)

Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do) | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
Is job-hopping really OK? Do you still need a cover letter? We talked to the experts to find out what matters in hiring.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 1, 3:50 AM
The (almost) obsolete list: 
1. Your cover letter. – It’s your CV what they are checking… 
2. Where you went to school. – “you want to dial up the skills . . . those things jump out far more than your grad school.” 
3. Where you used to work. – Well, it depends… but ““We’re seeing more cross-pollination among industries than ever before,” 

The new list: 
1. Your research chops. - “…now that anybody can easily look up the going rates for specific roles, levels of experience, and geographical regions on sites like Glassdoor, PayScale, and Indeed.com, failing to benchmark yourself can look sloppy.” & “do the research on the recruiters you will be talking to” so you can ask smarter questions about their needs and objectives during your interview. At a minimum, it’s now pretty much expected that you’ll have checked out your interviewer’s LinkedIn profile ahead of time the same way they’ve definitely checked out yours. 
2. Too much job-hopping (in most cases) – but “it depends”… 
3. How you talk about your career - control the narratives about their careers. “A job seeker has to be able to tell their story and tell how one thing relates to another,”
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The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it
One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, January 30, 7:47 PM

 

All businesses have a life cycle, but sometimes it becomes just too hard to take a business beyond the startup phase, in order to progress further along that cycle. Where this occurs, it is important for a business owner to know when to continue to perservere, and when to quit. This interesting article provides some good information, that may prove helpful, if you are ever faced with having to make such a decision.

ASK THE LAW's curator insight, January 31, 12:32 AM
Amazing! 
 
Kavya Mathur's comment, February 2, 6:21 AM
True and well written