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4 Tips for Being a Better Mentor

4 Tips for Being a Better Mentor | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Everyone knows all about the benefits of mentoring but not everyone knows how to mentor well. Here are some concrete tips.  By Tara Sophia Mohr (Founder, Wi
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4 Tips for Being a Better Mentor - some great advice here: Simple and effective.4 Tips for Being a Bet4 Tips for Being a Better Mentor
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The Best Vacation is a Nap

The Best Vacation is a Nap | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
(Cooper and I napping. Note this is not an ideal nap location per the text of this post.)When trying to come up with "the best vacation for summer," my mind immediately went to my near
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Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
What are the four types of status updates for social media that improve engagement? Facebook and Twitter - be the magazine not the advertisement!
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Carmen O'Shea On Leadership and Credibility [Interview]

Carmen O'Shea On Leadership and Credibility [Interview] | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
In this interview with the VP of Talent Marketing we learn that leadership and credibility go hand in hand. (La importancia de la credibilidad de los líderes para motivar equipos de trabajo.
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How do you build a culture of innovation?

How do you build a culture of innovation? | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it

How does a successful company maintain a climate in which new ideas and risk-taking are encouraged? In this video from Yale Insights Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy IDEO, describes how he thinks about innovation and why empathy is an important part of the equation.  


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Encouraging innovation

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, June 13, 2013 9:29 AM

This is a great video on innovation and remaining consistent in growing an organisation with a culture that is highly innovative

Christopher Yeh's curator insight, June 13, 2013 12:23 PM

"Building blocks" for an innovative culture  includes hard-to-measure characteristics such as values, behavior, and climate. "An innovative climate," the authors write, "cultivates engagement and enthusiasm, challenges people to take risks within a safe environment, fosters learning, and encourages independent thinking."

John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 9:17 PM

In markets characterized by rapid change and a ceaseless quest for the faster, better way to operate, one of the most prized corporate attributes is innovation. But many of the natural byproducts of corporate success—hierarchy, routinization, the elimination of risk—can stifle innovation.

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What Anonymous Feedback Will (and Won't) Tell You

What Anonymous Feedback Will (and Won't) Tell You | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Asking your team for confidential feedback might create the very problem you want to avoid.
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I see application here in other spaces too: training evaluation; customer feedback; team building.... Some interesting ideas to forum in your business...

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LeaderTip #8: How to Communicate Your Vision

LeaderTip #8: How to Communicate Your Vision | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
By this time of spring, most schools have selected their student government, resident advisors, club leaders, and peer mentors for next school year. My big question is—could they use some help getting ready?
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Leadership communication tips.

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How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners

How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Push job candidates out of their comfort zone to find out who they really are.
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... Or how to tell the Stayers from the Players...

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The Rules of Engagement: How Much Do You Value Your Independent Contractors?

The Rules of Engagement: How Much Do You Value Your Independent Contractors? | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Independent contractor (IC) talent is one of the fastest growing segments of the contemporary workforce. In fact, according to Aberdeen research condu...
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Do you value your contractors?

 

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Americans spend 58 minutes a day on their smartphones | Marketing Forward

Americans spend 58 minutes a day on their smartphones | Marketing Forward | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Experian Marketing Services’ Simmons® ConnectSM drills into the many ways American adults utilize their smartphones.
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The Third Wave of Virtual Work

The Third Wave of Virtual Work | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Over the past 30 years there have been three major waves of change in how employers and workers have converged on new knowledge work arrangements. To capitalize on this third wave of change, employers should rethink their compact with workers...
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Harvard Business Review webinar on Virtual Work and the shifts in employer/worker work arrangements.

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One Gap That’s Bigger Than the Generation Gap - Tim Elmore

One Gap That’s Bigger Than the Generation Gap - Tim Elmore | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Young job seekers can’t seem to bridge the skills they possess and the needs of employers. Scientists call it: the skills gap. Employers call it: trouble.
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One Gap That’s Bigger Than the Generation Gap:

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20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
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How to grab participant engagement!

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The thoughtLEADERS Blog

The thoughtLEADERS Blog | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations. All posts are practical and applicable to help you apply the methods we teach.
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The ABC's of Leadership...

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Where are you focussing your effort?

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If 80% of results stem from 20% of actions/behaviours, what's the 20 *you* should focus on? What gives you biggest payload?

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Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes

Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key - Forbes | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Innovation: Leadership Is Always The Key
Forbes
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 .

Via TechinBiz
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An interesting article on cultures that foster innovation: focussing on developing the soft skills of people rather than being weighed down by the metrics of 'performance'.

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Truly human leadership: Bob Chapman at TEDxScottAFB

Robert Chapman is chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., a $1.5 billion global manufacturer of capital equipment and provider of engineering co...
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Truly human organisations do not see their people as commodties, but instead invest in their value and worth and contribution to the organic structure of their businesses.

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The Thought Leader Interview: David Kantor

The Thought Leader Interview: David Kantor | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
To eminent systems therapist David Kantor, learning to "read the room" (to recognize hidden patterns in conversation) is the first step toward more effective executive leadership.
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Vast Majority of Applicants Lie in Job Interviews

81% of people in a study lied about themselves during job interviews, with the more extroverted being more apt to tell untruths, say Brent Weiss and Robert S. Feldman of the University of Massachusetts.
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Leading with Intellectual Integrity

Leading with Intellectual Integrity | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
One skill distinguishes the effective CEO: the ability to make disciplined and integrated choices.
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Approaches to decision-making in senior leadership.

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Breadwinner Moms

Breadwinner Moms | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
A record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S.
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Interesting info on mums as either the sole or primary source of income...

 

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My Kids Will Go to Work (and Stay at Home) - Lean In

My Kids Will Go to Work (and Stay at Home) - Lean In | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
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It seems like its work/Life balance day here...! Here's another one, this time from Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.Org. A great site to check out if you haven't already...

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How Did Work-Life Balance in the U.S. Get So Awful?

How Did Work-Life Balance in the U.S. Get So Awful? | Growing Your Business | Scoop.it
Among all advanced nations, we rank 28th -- barely better than Mexico. Why's our work-life balance so bad if leisure is growing? Because single moms are growing faster.
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Lessons to learn from US work/Life balance model:

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