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The Art Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone - The Positive Psychology People

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They say the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. It’s a little more complex, because something else happens outside of your comfort zone: panic.
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How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
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george_reed's curator insight, April 5, 3:57 PM
Most bosses have both light and dark aspects of their personality. Learning to appreciate their better nature while compensating for their deficiencies is a good approach to survival. 
 
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12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic

12 Ways to Get Smarter in One Infographic | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
“Highlighting and breaking down the 12 most useful and universal mental models that will make you smarter and more productive.”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 1, 1:14 AM

Well worth checking out.

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The Future Of Work & Security: Smart Buildings, Using Technology To Attract The Next Generation Of Workers And Dealing With Threats

The Future Of Work & Security: Smart Buildings, Using Technology To Attract The Next Generation Of Workers And Dealing With Threats | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
My guest today is Tracy Reinhold, former FBI Agent and Current Chief Security Officer at Fannie Mae. We are talking about how Tracy got to where he is now, how Fannie Mae handles incoming threats/hacks, why every company is a tech company today, and what the future of security looks like. [...]

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 22, 7:19 PM

Interesting insights!

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Vertigo and the Intentional Inhabitant: Leadership in a Connected World

Vertigo and the Intentional Inhabitant: Leadership in a Connected World | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
FROM THE NPQ ARCHIVE: This classic reflection from Bill Traynor remains one of the best pieces on leadership in an inclusive or networked system that we’ve ever seen.

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Want Impact? People Like People Who Ask Questions

Want Impact? People Like People Who Ask Questions | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
A new study says people who ask more questions, particularly follow-up questions, are liked better by their conversation partners.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 4, 2017 2:15 PM

What a great short post or 3.5 minute audio file to listen to!

It shares some of the latest research out of Harvard about the value of asking questions in conversation. In other words, if you are curious about someone and want to connect, ask them questions. It leads to more meaningful follow up conversations.

 

Great to know for leaders expanding executive presence, building trust, deepening relationships, being more influential, and acquiring better information before making a decision.

 

One sided conversations are discussed (avoid those!), and what happened when people responded to the question, "Will asking questions make you more likeable?" The answer is surprising.

 

In my communication and influence work, I call this mastering the Art Of The Question. All questions are not created equal. Information questions are OK, but are best used for warming up the conversation. Abandon them quickly to ask deeper, more meaningful reflective questions like (these are just a few):

  • What did that experience mean to you?
  • What did you like about that experience?
  • What did you learn from that?

 

In workshops I demonstrate the power of these reflective questions over information questions for connection and better decision making. Works like a charm every time.

 

Try asking questions next time you are in a conversation or meet someone new. You'll be glad you did.

 

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

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There are so many reasons why asking questions are important in your life. Here is another great reason
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Ci piacciono le persone che ci fanno domande ma spesso non ci ricordiamo di restituire il favore. Ed  è un'abilità che è utile imparare, le domande sono  una dichiarazione di interesse a sapere di più e un  implicita dichiarazione di stima perche  si vuole sapere cosa ne pensano le altre persone.
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Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives

Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Best Places to Work 2017

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Nicolas Petitjean's curator insight, January 31, 10:27 AM

Sense-making is such an important role for leaders - working on a connected and coherent narrative across the organisation is such an important part of that!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 4, 8:41 AM

Too many companies are ignoring this great tool for their culture.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 8:44 AM

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Why Only 10 Percent of Businesses Have Embraced Storytelling 

Why Only 10 Percent of Businesses Have Embraced Storytelling  | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Why aren't more organizations using brand storytelling to engage customers? New research from Skyword might hold the answer.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 29, 9:51 AM

What a sorry state of affairs for leaders and organizations. The original title of this post is targeted to content marketers and CMOs. But when you read the post, you see it's really an indictment on storytelling and leadership for the entire organization, not just marketing!

 

And frankly, it follows my experience over the last 20 years. Tons of companies and leaders tout their storytelling. But it looks -- according to this article -- on all talk and little action. And they've got the research to prove it.

 

Why is storytelling not being adopted by organizations -- even though it is the one skill that can remedy at least 5 critical areas in business? As the research says, it's because:

  1. It's not part of the culture or mindset
  2. Storytelling is a new skill set
  3. It's not measured or documented

 

That is so accurate!

 

Want results in sales, employee engagement, an inspiring vision that people believe in, a Teflon culture, and incredible leadership? Then up your storytelling game and quit fooling around.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it.

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 29, 9:54 AM

What a sorry state of affairs for leaders and organizations. The original title of this post is targeted to content marketers and CMOs. But when you read the post, you see it's really an indictment on storytelling and leadership for the entire organization, not just marketing!

 

And frankly, it follows my experience over the last 20 years. Tons of companies and leaders tout their storytelling. But it looks -- according to this article -- on all talk and little action. And they've got the research to prove it.

 

Why is storytelling not being adopted by organizations -- even though it is the one skill that can remedy at least 5 critical areas in business? As the research says, it's because:

  1. It's not part of the culture or mindset
  2. Storytelling is a new skill set
  3. It's not measured or documented

 

That is so accurate!

 

Want results in technology leadership, employee engagement, an inspiring vision that people believe in, a Teflon culture, and incredible leadership? Then up your storytelling game and quit fooling around.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it.

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders | Teach Thought

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders - Writing forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which..

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Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Here are 20 peaks, pits, transitions and more to get you started on your storytelling journey:

A conversation that changed my life.
How I got to be where I am/who I am now.
How our company was founded.
What we stand for as a team or company (and what we won't stand for, either).
The best/worst team I've been a part of.
The biggest lesson I've learned about myself (perhaps the hard way).
Where I've struggled, or a challenge I overcame.
How I came to understand my core values.
A time when I lost confidence in myself.
Who we are here to serve -- and why.
How the competition is nipping at our heels.
What I learned from a jerk in my life -- and what I have to thank him/her for.
A skeptical customer we won over.
A team that wrestled, then succeeded.
A hard but necessary change I/we made.
Our very best work, and how we made that happen.
Our biggest misstep and how we recovered.
What I'm/we're proudest of.
Who I can always count on, and why.
Something that never should have worked--but did.

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New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety

New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
A new study finds that combining meditation before or after a walk reduces anxiety more than just a walk.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 14, 2017 4:48 PM
When I walk, I find it a space to meditate and be mindful of my surroundings.
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Is organizational dissent important? The consequences of speaking up when you disagree at work

Is organizational dissent important? The consequences of speaking up when you disagree at work | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
“Loyalty to whoever you work for is extremely important. The only problem is, it's not the most important thing.

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Lift! On Leading with Purpose

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Most managers behave as if they were still in high school. The primary goal is not being laughed at. This sentence resonates with/in me ever since I've heard it three days ago. Professor Robert Quinn, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business (Michigan) coined it during a workshop on building positive cultures…

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 11, 2017 12:10 PM
Looks like an interesting book!
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How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Three data-driven recommendations.

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george_reed's curator insight, April 5, 3:57 PM
Most bosses have both light and dark aspects of their personality. Learning to appreciate their better nature while compensating for their deficiencies is a good approach to survival. 
 
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The Art Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone - The Positive Psychology People

The Art Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone - The Positive Psychology People | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
They say the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. It’s a little more complex, because something else happens outside of your comfort zone: panic.
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How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity

How to Stop Prioritizing Goods Over People and Consumption Over Creative Activity | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

What does it really mean to create wealth for people — for humanity — as opposed to money for governments and corporations?


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:56 PM

David Loy and Marc Anielski write on the Buddhism and economics. Other sources might be Wendell Berry and Gary Snynder who write about ecology and economics being connected.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 14, 10:44 AM

Rhodes Scholar, and economic theorist E. F. Schumacher's1973 book Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered was deemed by The Times Literary Supplement one of the 100 most important books published since WWII.

 

Sharing an ideological kinship with such influential minds as Tolstoy and Gandhi, Schumacher’s is a masterwork of intelligent counterculture, applying history’s deepest, most timeless wisdom to the most pressing issues of modern life in an effort to educate, elevate and enlighten.

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Questions that Focus on a Way Forward

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“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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How showing vulnerability helps build a stronger team |

How showing vulnerability helps build a stronger team | | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
If you’d like trust to develop in your office, group or team -- and who wouldn’t? -- the key is sharing your weaknesses, says business writer Daniel Coyle.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 24, 3:34 AM
Creating a culture of trust gets a lot of lip-service; however if you are really serious about creating such a culture , become be vulnerable and encourage a culture of vulnerability too! (the new book by Daniel Coyle looks very promising!)
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Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives

Companies With The Best Corporate Culture 2017 & Role Of Narratives | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Best Places to Work 2017

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Nicolas Petitjean's curator insight, January 31, 10:27 AM

Sense-making is such an important role for leaders - working on a connected and coherent narrative across the organisation is such an important part of that!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 4, 8:41 AM

Too many companies are ignoring this great tool for their culture.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 8:44 AM

What are your thoughts?

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Using Language and Stories For Change

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Storytelling and language in Participatory Community Network Mapping

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 15, 2017 12:39 PM

OK, this is a deep post -- but well worth it if you are into storytelling creating successful change. As a leader, share it with your organizational development folks, but also understand it yourself so you can be more effective.

 

In fact, you'll probably want to bookmark this entire site. There are tools to explore and more insights to read on the link between storytelling and change.

 

One of the reasons I like this post is because it also talks about language. The language we use in our stories is important. Using generative language is a must. Generative language creates forward movement. Get more insights on this by reading the post.

 

I also like the notion shared here of mapping stories collaboratively in your network. It's an incredibly valuable tool because then you know because the stories act as bridges to other groups, divisions, and worlds where you need to go and have impact.

 

The site also shares a simple network mapping tool. Yay!

 

My only quibble is that the article focuses on stories as sense-making tools when instead they are meaning-making vehicles. Sense making is "Oh I get it." Meaning making is, "Oh, now I know how this is valuable, or now I know what to do." That's a huge difference, and meaning making is a way more desirable outcome.

 

Dig in here for accelerating your leadership and change skills.

David Stapleton's curator insight, February 15, 12:20 PM
As a leader, share it with your organizational development folks, but also understand it yourself so you can be more effective.
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20 Worst Pieces of Advice on Influence Skills -- Ever 

20 Worst Pieces of Advice on Influence Skills -- Ever  | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Here's a list/rant about all the crappy advice I've heard from "presentation gurus" over th

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 30, 4:02 PM

Truly, these are the worst pieces of advice ever given on presentation and influence skills.

Read this list and if you are doing any of them, stop.

 

And remember, if you are authentically sharing your stories, most of these 20 become worthless really fast.

 

Thank you, Dave Mac, for writing such a great piece. Hear me clapping, and laughing.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 8:44 AM

I agree that most of these should be abandoned but they are more for speakers than influence busting in business.

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Is organizational dissent important? The consequences of speaking up when you disagree at work

Is organizational dissent important? The consequences of speaking up when you disagree at work | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
“Loyalty to whoever you work for is extremely important. The only problem is, it's not the most important thing.

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New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety

New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
A new study finds that combining meditation before or after a walk reduces anxiety more than just a walk.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 14, 2017 4:48 PM
When I walk, I find it a space to meditate and be mindful of my surroundings.
Sushma Sharma's curator insight, December 19, 2017 7:44 PM
Meditation while walking helps you to concentrate on your breathing and you become more mindful .
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Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Here are 20 peaks, pits, transitions and more to get you started on your storytelling journey:

A conversation that changed my life.
How I got to be where I am/who I am now.
How our company was founded.
What we stand for as a team or company (and what we won't stand for, either).
The best/worst team I've been a part of.
The biggest lesson I've learned about myself (perhaps the hard way).
Where I've struggled, or a challenge I overcame.
How I came to understand my core values.
A time when I lost confidence in myself.
Who we are here to serve -- and why.
How the competition is nipping at our heels.
What I learned from a jerk in my life -- and what I have to thank him/her for.
A skeptical customer we won over.
A team that wrestled, then succeeded.
A hard but necessary change I/we made.
Our very best work, and how we made that happen.
Our biggest misstep and how we recovered.
What I'm/we're proudest of.
Who I can always count on, and why.
Something that never should have worked--but did.

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Why coaching, not gadgets, is key to getting the most out of employees

Why coaching, not gadgets, is key to getting the most out of employees | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Research suggests that managers need to become coaches to get the best out of their employees.

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Helen Blunden's curator insight, December 9, 2017 3:23 PM
Research shows that coaching is more effective for performance than gadgets and hacks. Is your manager your coach?
Andrew Gerkens's curator insight, December 10, 2017 5:29 PM

Good reinforcement of the role of managers in coaching their team members. Helping managers make time and space through one on ones etc. can have a massive impact on performance (engagement, productivity, alignment, focus, development).