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To Overcome Your Company's Limits, Look to Symbiosis

To Overcome Your Company's Limits, Look to Symbiosis | Business change | Scoop.it
Symbiosis is a powerful force in business. Here are six guidelines for forming adaptable symbiotic relationships.

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, June 26, 2013 10:11 AM

Symbiosis is a powerful force in business. Here are six guidelines for forming adaptable symbiotic relationships...

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Rethinking Innovation - 27 Ways

Rethinking Innovation - 27 Ways | Business change | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Ideeal for deskside poster, if you like that kind of thing.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:34 PM

an outstanding infographic on practical steps to promoting creativity and innovation.

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 25, 2013 12:16 AM

This is a stunning infographic!

Steve Graykowski's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:48 PM

Innoivation is everywhere - this graphic was made for students however it applies equally well to business.

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Steps for Better Storytelling

Steps for Better Storytelling | Business change | Scoop.it

Great leaders tell great stories. It’s the reason Steve Jobs sold millions of iPods by skipping the technical specifications and simply stating that one thousand songs could now fit in your pocket.


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John Michel's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:27 PM

No surprise, telling great stories takes effort. To uncover a handful of key tenets, we asked some experts for their advice on how to be better storytellers in our work lives.

Jasmin Rez's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:18 PM

"Great tips on becoming a better storyteller" 


Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:47 AM

Great lessons for leaders (and everybody else) for better Storytelling. I love this one: "Show vulnerability"

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LEADERSHIP: Why CEOs Should Focus on Low-Probability Projects

LEADERSHIP: Why CEOs Should Focus on Low-Probability Projects | Business change | Scoop.it
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Nice matrix for executive decision making in a complex world.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:10 PM

Although home runs and small wins can be safely delegated to star players with proven track records, only executive leadership can make a significant difference in big-bet and junk projects.

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Living in Denial

Living in Denial | Business change | Scoop.it

If you are still working for an employer and think that becoming self-employed is something you really don’t need to need on your plate at the moment, then you’re living in denial. That’s what I said. You’re pretending that, despite the upheaval in the workplace it has nothing to do with you.


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We're all in denial at some point...

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The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel - Fast Company

The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel - Fast Company | Business change | Scoop.it
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Fast Company. The Road To Resilience: How Unscientific Innovation Saved Marlin Steel. A little maker of metal baskets shows how U.S.
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In tough times take the wheel

In tough times take the wheel | Business change | Scoop.it

'There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet. Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)'

The difficulty with waiting for something to determine what happens to you is that it makes you feel less an adult than a child.

Your ‘locus of control’ (or the extent to which you believe you impact life) is farmed out to something beyond your self rather than remaining inside.

Given the demonstrated impact of the latter on job performance and satisfaction, it’s any wonder that adults in such an environment feel debilitated.

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Nice article and practical action steps from Dionne Lew @beyourwholeself.

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Duress vs Success in Engaging People to Achieve Strategic Change

Duress vs Success in Engaging People to Achieve Strategic Change | Business change | Scoop.it
Over the last twenty years, my organization has had numerous opportunities to watch and participate in change efforts that have engaged the hearts and minds of people to deliver great results.
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Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes

Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key
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If your organization is struggling with innovation, or if you are slow in your development of a transformative culture, or if you just can't seem to get momentum, energy and commitment from your teams .
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The Art of Complex Problem Solving

The Art of Complex Problem Solving | Business change | Scoop.it

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MyKLogica's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:42 AM

Muy interesante este ideagrama en el que nos muestra la efectividad de los "Modelos visuales" a la hora de solucionar problemas/retos complejos, ayudando a "seguir el hilo" y hacerlos tangibles.

Nacho Vega's comment, June 12, 2013 6:41 AM
Interesante modelo
Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, April 16, 2015 2:28 AM

#Réflexivité Cette ressource en ligne présente un outil pédagogique qui explique les logiques et processus mis en oeuvre dans la résolution d'un problème complexe.

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Leading in a Systems World

Leading in a Systems World | Business change | Scoop.it
By Linda Fisher Thornton

The impact of our leadership decisions is felt far beyond the spaces where we work. The choices that we make may impact people, communities, the environment and society ...

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:30 AM

Our Choices Have Impact 

We cannot make decisions without considering systems, because we live and lead in a systems world.  The systems in our world are multicultural, global and complex.

       ”Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peter Senge

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:21 AM

All things are ultimately related...when we try to isolate one aspect of our lives from another, we ultimately suffer...

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Kitchen Nightmares Leadership Lesson on How People Change - Huffington Post

Kitchen Nightmares Leadership Lesson on How People Change - Huffington Post | Business change | Scoop.it


Whether you're a great leader, a dear friend, a drill sergeant, or even a celebrity chef, you can't force someone to change in any lasting way.

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Gordon Ramsey as a change agent!

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Are You Managing Change Or Leading It? - Forbes

Are You Managing Change Or Leading It? - Forbes | Business change | Scoop.it
Are You Managing Change Or Leading It?
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On its face, this well-known King Solomon wisdom, from the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes, delivers hopeful encouragement.
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Quote - "Organizations that enjoy consistent success will make change an abiding element in their business model, rather than an intrusion to “the way we’ve always done things.”  They’ll create a culture and environment where change can occur whenever necessary, without creating a casualty list."


Nice article - it's here, it's accelerating, it's invitable - get geared up for it!

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The Value of Vision Series - Ken Blanchard - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center

The Value of Vision Series - Ken Blanchard - Jesse Lyn Stoner ~ Seapoint Center | Business change | Scoop.it
We are in desperate need of a clear, compelling vision for our country. Without a clear vision, it is like a river without banks—it stagnates and goes nowhere.
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He's talking about the USA but I can't think of many countries to which this excellent article does not apply!  Anyone?

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INSPIRATION: Future Forum Cheat Sheet: 3 Ways To Become A More Effective Leader

INSPIRATION: Future Forum Cheat Sheet: 3 Ways To Become A More Effective Leader | Business change | Scoop.it

"At Ashoka, we spend a lot of time talking about the fact that everyone can be a “changemaker.” But during the recent Ashoka Future Forum the conversation shifted to how a do-gooder can become a “change leader,” someone who leads a team of like-minded activists, entrepreneurs or socially conscious consumers"


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:32 PM

Change leaders allow others to take the lead, understanding that even the best coaches or quarterbacks can’t win games—much less championships—alone. In an 'Everyone a Changemaker' world, successful teams of change leaders function dynamically: leading from many different parts of the playing field, and sometimes, from the skybox.


Daniel F. Bassill's comment, June 28, 2013 12:12 PM
We will begin to have a greater impact on social problem solving when more people take on roles that support others in all the ways they can, rather than constantly reinventing the wheel. I've posted more than 300 articles since 2005 with this goal in mind. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/leadership
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3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change

3 Types of Employees Who Always Resist Change | Business change | Scoop.it
Got innovation-phobic team members? Use this handy guide to classify and overcome their objections.
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The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders | Business change | Scoop.it
For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in every decision, two forces are loudly asserting their dominance: creativity and profitability.
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Using the Science of Emotional Intelligence for Organizational Change

Using the Science of Emotional Intelligence for Organizational Change | Business change | Scoop.it
How do we move from science to practice? What are the essential ingredients to create bottom line value from emotional intelligence for organizational change?
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Emotional intelligence - an underused key to the door of change?

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How to Make Space for Social Media

How to Make Space for Social Media | Business change | Scoop.it

Few professionals were sitting at their desks in 2004, eyeing the empty slots in their calendars and wishing that somebody would just invent a new way of communicating to fill those long and lonely minutes. People's calendars were already full.

Social media demanded attention. It had to be put into the rotation, but that doesn't mean we took something else off our calendars to accommodate it. Instead we just added it to the marketing teams' tasks, challenging them to figure it out until they could make a business case for hiring full-time social media staffers.

Flash forward a decade, and any organization with serious social media ambitions has those full-time staffers. They've expanded teams and reassigned resources by eliminating now-deprecated communications channels. (Paper newsletter, anyone?)

For individuals however, it's harder to expand and reassign resources. What are the rest of us taking off our plates to make room for the time we spend on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook? Not much.

If social media is worth doing, than it's worth making time for. Anyone who's spending more than an hour a week on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook has presumably made at least a subconscious calculation of the benefits of participating (or better still, an explicit set of goals for what they expect to accomplish with the time invested in social media usage).

But all too many of us decide that social media is worth doing without deciding what is worth giving up for it. And unless you're one of the miraculous few who does have plenty of empty space on your dance card, you must give something up in order to make time for social networking.

How do you decide what to eliminate? You can prioritize what to keep and what to retire by answering these questions:

What am I learning from social media? If you use social media as a news gathering, training or learning resource, ask which of your prior news tracking or learning activities can be retired. If you're now reading 10 blog posts a week on professional best practices, maybe you don't need to attend that annual training workshop anymore.

Who am I meeting through social media? One of the great rewards of Twitter, LinkedIn and other professionally rich networks is the discovery of new colleagues or the deepening of professional conversations and ties. If you're consistently expanding your professional network through the time you spend online, consider scaling back the number of face-to-face networking events you attend in order to build out your rolodex (and why don't you retire the rolodex while you're at it).

Who am I reaching through social media? Blogs, Slideshare, YouTube videos: social media provides an extensive array of opportunities for sharing your ideas and building your reputation. That may allow you to reduce the other kinds of reputation-builders that formerly filled your schedule. You may still get value from presenting to an audience of a thousand, but are you better off speaking pro bono to a room of 25 people, or writing a blog post that will be read by 250?

How am I replenished by social media? If you've made time for social media, it's probably because you actually enjoy it. So tune into the emotional impact of the time you spend on Facebook or Twitter, as compared to the other kinds of activities or interactions that formerly filled up your leisure hours. What's more relaxing: watching TV or catching up on Facebook news? What's more fun: going to a bar, or kibitzing on Twitter? What's more restorative: reading a blog post or reading a novel? Depending on your personal preferences, you may decide to shelve some of your less-satisfying hobbies in favor of some of your new social media activities.

One virtue of this kind of evaluation is that it not only allows you to evaluate which pre-Facebook activities are less valuable than social media, but also to notice where social media has crowded out professional or personal activities that offer more rewards than you get from spending that same hour on Twitter or LinkedIn. The key is to make these trade-offs conscious and explicit, rather than letting social media take over more rewarding activities, or letting it crowd out the remaining space in your life.

Because you are giving something up to make time for social media, even if what you're giving up is sleep or (rarer still) empty space. Indeed, that empty space may be what's most precious, because it's the margin that ensures that when the next must-do activity appears on the horizon, you don't go ten years without noticing you need to take something else off your plate.

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I used to say I'd never have one of those mobile phone bricks...!

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4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy

4 Ways Technology Is Transforming Business Strategy | Business change | Scoop.it

In the future, we can expect technology cycles to continue to shorten, making planning cycles less and less realistic and tenable. History, it seems, ain’t what it used to be.


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John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:42 AM

Those who subscribe to the great man theory believe that history’s course is determined by the impact of highly capable individuals.  While many disagree, it’s hard to argue that talented individuals have not played a part.  However, by now it’s clear that intelligence has evolved, partly through the global networks mentioned above. While many still focus on great individuals, in fact, it’s the network not the nodes that create real change.  Teams, not stars.  Platforms, not brands. Movements, not messiahs.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett: Here's How to Be an Agent for Change #SESTO ...

Jeffrey Hayzlett: Here's How to Be an Agent for Change #SESTO ... | Business change | Scoop.it
Best-selling author and marketer Jeffrey Hayzlett says Businesses need clock changers. People who are change agents. People who don't mind making mistakes in order to offer solutions, instead of just complaining about ...
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Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes - MotivAction

Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes - MotivAction | Business change | Scoop.it
Employee motivation: Leaders must change culture and attitudes MotivAction The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Leadership in the 21st Century was intended to build upon the findings of a report published earlier this year, which showed that a “culture...
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Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years?

Ctrl Alt Delete - Will you be employable in the next 5 years? | Business change | Scoop.it
The world has changed. In the next 5 years, there's a strong likelihood that someone in your industry won't make it. Don't let it be you.

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ROI of Change Management - Rethinking our position, Repositioning our thinking

ROI of Change Management - Rethinking our position, Repositioning our thinking | Business change | Scoop.it
Shift the conversation by framing the value of managing change in terms of expected project benefits

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Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition - FireEngineering.com

Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition - FireEngineering.com | Business change | Scoop.it
Taking Ownership: From Culture Change to Tradition
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Identifying an issue or deficiency means making a change to what we are currently doing or not doing.
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Nice model and rationale from an unexpected (to me) source.

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