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The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Ever find that it’s noon and you haven’t accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.
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Great tips from eat the frog to scanning for red flags, get super productive with these small changes to your routine. 
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Women business leaders encourage others to become board-ready

Women business leaders encourage others to become board-ready | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Women leaders in the insurance industry and other sectors on Tuesday put out the call for more women to serve on corporate boards.
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Great insights here for anyone aiming for the C Suite. 
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Want a job in 10yrs? Get tech savvy today

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Tech needs leaders. Leaders are people. To ride the wave, you need to accept and adapt. Get familiar with tech. Companies, leaders and people that don't adapt quickly enough will be at best, disadvantaged, and at worst, displaced & discarded.
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Give Performance Reviews That Actually Inspire Employees

Give Performance Reviews That Actually Inspire Employees | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Managers can improve performance by ensuring that annual reviews are achievement-oriented, fair and accurate, and developmental.
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Only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work - so what is the point of these reviews?! How are you reviewed at work? Is the process helpful & encouraging? Love to hear as if not, we need to fix it
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Opinion: Self-criticism could be the biggest barrier to women’s success at work - People Management Magazine Online

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New research provides evidence that women consistently rate their own performance lower than men do. This is something that needs to be considered and addressed if we are to successfully tackle gender equality at work. 
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How Women Over 50 Can Keep Their Careers on Track

How Women Over 50 Can Keep Their Careers on Track | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
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The topic of how companies recruit and retain women over 50 and what we will want at that stage of our careers has come up in several conversations recently. What do we need to do now to prepare for this stage of our career? Do you think you'll want different things from your career when aged 20,30,40,50,60 and possibly even 70? This shares some good advice for all ages including my favourite: To signal to the world that you are on a path of action, jump at new opportunities even if they scare you, “You’ve got to raise your hand".
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The Downside To Being Super Efficient At Work | Fast Company

The Downside To Being Super Efficient At Work | Fast Company | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting promotions, being the most productive person in the office may be hurting your chances.
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Are you too efficient to be promoted? We come out of school knowing that we did really well by buckling down and doing the work and that’s how we got good grades but when it comes to advancement in our careers, “it’s not just the work, it’s who do I know, and who do I need to know.” It is critical to your success that you build your network and highlight your accomplishments. If you need help with this, get your free toolkit here: http://bit.ly/NISPToolkit
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Advice for Future Female Leaders in Insurance

Advice for Future Female Leaders in Insurance | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
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Great advice for future leaders from those in leadership. Mentors networking, self promotion & sponsorship all get a mention as critical to success.
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Creating Authentic Power

Creating Authentic Power | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
How we convey confidence without words.
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Interesting science behind how we can convey authentic confidence - all without words.
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Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.

We already know too much noise is not a good thing for our brains or our bodies. Research has linked noise pollution to increased blood pressure, sleep loss, and heart disease. These results have led to even more research on the long-term effects of noise. Along the way, almost by accident, scientists who study noise are uncovering benefits of its absence.

A recent piece in Nautilus explores in detail the positive effects that silence can have on our brains. Journalist Daniel A. Gross elaborates on several studies in which researchers set out to study the effects of various types of noise--such as music, short bursts of sound, and white noise--only to discover the silence in between the sounds they were studying produced interesting results. Here are a few gems this body of research has revealed.

Via David Hain
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I love silence, maybe this explains why! 
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Enjoy the sound of silence - research says it does you good!

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Finding silence in your day. It's more important than we think...

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7 Shortcuts to Work Smarter, Not Harder

7 Shortcuts to Work Smarter, Not Harder | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
They say you can do anything if you just work hard. Well, they’re wrong.
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Switching off distractions, working in "chunks" and focussing on your strengths are just a few useful tips to work smarter. 
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The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership

The 9 Traits That Define Great Leadership | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
To motivate your team to achieve the highest levels of performance (and create an extraordinary organization in the process), here are the qualities you should model every day.

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7 ways to advance your (re)insurance career this summer (without missing out on fun the sun) • InsNerds.com

7 ways to advance your (re)insurance career this summer (without missing out on fun the sun) • InsNerds.com | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
July renewals are out of the way and it's time to have fun this summer, all while further your career! Here are some tips from an expert.
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Summer is the perfect time of year to give your career a boost - try these easy tips to get ahead. 
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How Great Leaders Encourage Creativity

How Great Leaders Encourage Creativity | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Start by getting everyone on the same page.
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All businesses need to embrace creativity and to innovate. Four top executives share their great advice here for a culture conducive to creativity.
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How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
The biggest benefit might be that it teaches people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
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Physical activity boosts short-term brain function and heightens awareness & those who habitually push their bodies tend to confront daily stressors with a stoic demeanor. But perhaps the most powerful benefit might be the lesson that this coach imparted: In a world where comfort is king, arduous physical activity provides a rare opportunity to practice suffering.
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Advice on innovation in insurance from Richard Branson

Advice on innovation in insurance from Richard Branson | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
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Richard Branson knows that innovation is key to survival, and has put his money where his mouth is by launching over 400 companies (so far) under the Virgin brand.  We all know that the insurance market needs innovation too if it is to survive. As the soft market shows no signs of abating, investors and shareholders in both brokerages and (re)insurers are demanding innovation as a key component of growth - so what can we do?
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Maximising Generational Talent in Insurance: Oliver James and Katherine Bryant

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My thoughts on why creating inclusive cultures for mutligenerational teams is so critical to business leaders today & the huge benefits of doing so to the organisation and the individuals.
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Maximising Generational Talent in Insurance: Oliver James and Katherine Bryant

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My thoughts on why creating inclusive cultures for mutligenerational teams is so critical to business leaders today & the huge benefits of doing so to the organisation and the individuals. 
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Aviva’s Jan Gooding: Strategy of inclusion will drive outcome of diversity

Aviva’s Jan Gooding: Strategy of inclusion will drive outcome of diversity | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Bereft of inclusivity, any forward-thinking diversity drive is likely to fall flat. It’s not enough to hire people from diverse cultures if a business can’t embrace and galvanise those views. Like any brand looking to change people’s attitudes, Aviva turned to its top marketer to figure out how to move beyond tolerance to inclusion.
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Diversity won't work without a culture of inclusion: “The whole point [of my role as Chief inclusion Officer] is that I’m not a HR specialist. I’m a business person and therefore I can communicate [to the board] and make the case [there],” but, she says “There’s no point putting an exotic fish into the tank if the other fish don’t allow it to be included in the school. What they do is literally eat it . That’s why the inclusion and the belonging side [of the discussion] are so important.” Jan Gooding
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Does networking really matter?

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We're told building a network is critical to success but is it really? Find out here with evidence to back up the claims....
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Sheryl Sandberg: Women Are Leaning In—but They Face Pushback

Sheryl Sandberg: Women Are Leaning In—but They Face Pushback | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Companies can start to overcome that by setting goals and measuring progress, the Lean In founder writes—and by encouraging women to keep negotiating.
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Women can face pushback when they want to progress, some good insight here on how to overcome it. 
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Women are much more likely to be refused a pay rise

Women are much more likely to be refused a pay rise | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Women are asking for pay rises, but they are not getting them, a new study has found, challenging the myth that the gender pay gap is caused by women not being pushy enough.
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New research suggests that even when women ask we are less likely to be given a payrise. How can leadership tackle this situation?
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The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Ever find that it's noon and you haven't accomplished anything on your to-do list? Get a productive jump-start on the day with these tasks.
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Get a head start on the day - my favourite is number 4...
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Volunteering for career success

Volunteering for career success | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it

Boost your career with these simple steps.

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From network building to reputation enhancing and building critical skills volunteering is an amazing way to help other and progress your career at the same time.
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Prep For A Promotion: 5 Ways To Step Up While Your Boss Is On Vacation This Summer

Prep For A Promotion: 5 Ways To Step Up While Your Boss Is On Vacation This Summer | A View on Leadership | Scoop.it
Take advantage of your manager going on vacation, and follow these steps to demonstrate your leadership and position yourself for a promotion.
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Some great tips in here although I'd say ideally we're all be doing these all year round! Especially knowing what expectations and priorities there are; that way you can focus your effort on areas that have the most impact.
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