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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | innovation | Scoop.it

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an absolute gem you missed earlier in the year.

 

Take the post titled "The Two Minutes It Takes to Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever," by marketer Josh Spector, for example. As short as it is useful, the piece is one of the most recommended posts of 2016, Medium informs me. It's not hard to see why.

 

Spector offers five dead-simple changes you can make to basically any piece of writing in a matter of seconds that will make it more forceful and compelling. We'd all enjoy reading a bit more if more writers followed his tips.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 15, 2017 6:43 PM

Simplify, get to the point, eliminate unnecessary wording.

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What the entire internet looked like in September 1973

What the entire internet looked like in September 1973 | innovation | Scoop.it
Before it became a ginormous ocean of information carrying over a zettabyte of physical transcontinental connections, the internet used to be a lot simpler. Half a century ago, the entirety of ARPANET, predecessor of the internet, was just 45 computers connected to 40 nodes. The logical map above shows the state of the internet in Sept. 1973. It was charted by Advance

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, December 24, 2016 3:40 PM

Sometimes good to look back when you wan to se ahead.

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What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures | innovation | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of leadership, the lay beliefs about the qualities that individuals need to display to be considered leaders. Depending on the cultural context, your typical style and behavioral tendencies may be an asset or a weakness. In other words, good leadership is largely personality in the right place.

 

Research has shown that leaders’ decision making, communication style, and dark-side tendencies are influenced by the geographical region in which they operate. Below we review six major leadership types that illustrate some of these findings.


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How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You | innovation | Scoop.it

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should you say?


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Show them you’re on the same side.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 26, 2016 9:49 AM

Show them you’re on the same side.

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 26, 2016 4:42 PM
In change programs you often deal with a lot of politics and may be tempted to go along. If you are committed to the success of the change you must also dare take personal risks. You need to say what you honestly think is going on and sometimes report hard things to hear. Tough messages for the sponsors, often in very high positions. They may not be used to getting honest feedback or constructive criticism. Prepare well.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 11, 2016 8:58 AM
Une leçon pour ce qui arrive à nous tous.
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3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams’ Creativity

3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams’ Creativity | innovation | Scoop.it

 

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about where creativity comes from and how to nurture and grow it in a team. As a result, even well-meaning leaders can end up killing the creativity of a team when they need it most. If your team is in the midst of solving a problem or generating a new product or project idea, you might be killing their creativity without even trying. Here are three of the most common things managers do that have deleterious effects:

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Don't trip over yourself. Rather let make the best of other's thoughts. 

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Catherine PB's curator insight, July 7, 2015 8:39 PM

We are all inherently creative, we've usually suppressed it through early conditioning, and now we need that capability big time for adaptation and evolution in our businesses.  This is important.

Stacey Nash's curator insight, July 8, 2015 10:27 AM

Being a better leader

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 8, 2015 6:16 PM

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The Hardware Facebook Invented Is Radically Changing The $150 Billion Enterprise Market

The Hardware Facebook Invented Is Radically Changing The $150 Billion Enterprise Market | innovation | Scoop.it
Facebook is radically changing the way technology is being built with its Open Compute Project. Here's a tour of some of the amazing new gadgets from OCP.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, June 15, 2015 8:50 AM

A good review of the open compute project from Facebook. Lots of links to follow.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Everything is moving to the cloud and the OCP open source designs are the basis for servers and equipments that run cloud data centers. This is bound to increase innovation speed and reduce cost. It may also lead the way for other open sourcing of hardware projects and solutions.

François DEMONGEOT's curator insight, June 17, 2015 6:21 AM

Like Amazon , Facebook might be finding its future in a more traditional economy . Without real and hard objects (hardware) the other components of the new economy would be pointless , like gas without containers.The interesting favor is that there is no frontier at all between new and old economy.

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Thank you @Vandana Verma @Romain Doutriaux @Ronald Przygodzki @Russell R. Roberts, Jr. @François DEMONGEOT @Terence King @Jose Alberto Niebla
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7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life | innovation | Scoop.it

Know this: Hard work alone won't get you there.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 12, 2015 6:03 PM

Check out the findings from several studies, which shine a light on what it takes to achieve more in life.

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Ideal CEO Involvement as Defined by Employee Numbers

Ideal CEO Involvement as Defined by Employee Numbers | innovation | Scoop.it
Inspire the troops.
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Being Happy at Work Matters - HBR

Being Happy at Work Matters - HBR | innovation | Scoop.it
Just trying to get through the day isn’t enough.
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Recolocate's curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:29 PM

Recolocate.net, Soluciones para tu Búsqueda de Empleo. #trabajo #asesoria #soluciones 

John Norman's curator insight, December 22, 2014 5:02 PM

I see the reference coming up more and more as businesses and individuals begin to realise that happiness is something the we attain once they achieve target "X". The reality is now beginning to dawn that ability to achieving  "X" could well be advanced by knowing more about being happy. FourOceans calls it the happiness advantage and have seriously engaged in building a business where happiness is a key element . Check out http://www.fouroceans.net/aotea/ to find out more. Become a member or build a business as a partner.

 

ShannonCooper's curator insight, December 30, 2014 9:23 AM

Just thanks

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10 Tips and Quotes from the Best Leadership Books of the Year

These are the best business books of the year on leadership, with a tip and quote that helps you decide if you want to read more from that author.
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bdshoiquan24's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:50 PM

Chung cư ct2c nghĩa đô, là chung cư cao cấp nằm trong khu đô thị nghĩa đô, Ngõ 106 Hoàng Quốc Việt. Căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô có giá bình dân trên địa bàn cầu giấy. Cơ hội duy nhất để sở hữu chung cư ct2c hoàng quốc việt chỉ 927 triệu là sở hữu căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô mơ ước nằm ngay tại trung tâm của quận Cầu Giấy. Với vị trí chung tâm của cầu giấy có thể nối căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô là sự lựa chọn tots nhất cho quý khách hang,

- Chung cư ct2c nghĩa đô có đầy đủ tiện ích cao cấp như, Có Sân Tenis, bể bơi. Gần trường mầm non, trường tiểu học.

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- Chung cu ct2c nghia do Là chung cư cao cấp có giá cả hợp lý trên thị trường hiện nay. Khách hàng có thể sở hữu một căn hộ cao cấp kết hợp cùng ngoại thất sang trọng, mang đậm phong cách riêng biệt của từng khách hàng.

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- Đợt 6: 30% khi nghiệm thu căn hộ CT2C nghĩa đô 

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The First Rule of Positive Change Management

The First Rule of Positive Change Management | innovation | Scoop.it
Positive change management – how to talk about the big white butterfly in the room.

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 29, 2014 2:02 PM

 “Just when the caterpillar thought that life was over, he became a butterfly.”

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People | innovation | Scoop.it

Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.

 

Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. Exposure to even a few days of stress compromises the effectiveness of neurons in the hippocampus—an important brain area responsible for reasoning and memory. Weeks of stress cause reversible damage to neuronal dendrites (the small “arms” that brain cells use to communicate with each other), and months of stress can permanently destroy neurons. Stress is a formidable threat to your success—when stress gets out of control, your brain and your performance suffer.


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Manuel Jorge García's comment, October 23, 2014 2:43 PM
Thanks for sharing Vicki. Congrats !
SENAME Interactive's curator insight, May 7, 2015 7:14 AM

I would stay away from toxic people. They make you inactive and lazy. They add negative thoughts to you.

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World's Most Popular TED Speaker, Ken Robinson, Shares 5 Secrets Of Giving A Great Speech

World's Most Popular TED Speaker, Ken Robinson, Shares 5 Secrets Of Giving A Great Speech | innovation | Scoop.it

How do you take a presentation from good to great?

Preparation, confidence, and the ability to relax, Ken Robinson told Business Insider in an interview at this week’s World Business Forum in New York. Eight years ago, Robinson gave a TED Talk on how schools stifle creativity. It has since been watched more than 28 million times, making it the most popular TED Talk ever.

We asked Robinson to share his top secrets for giving a compelling speech. Here’s what he said.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:31 AM

Ways to take a presentation from good to great.

chris chopyak's curator insight, October 15, 2014 10:57 AM

From one of my favorite people - great tips on speaking publically - 

Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:47 AM

Great speaker and great insights!

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Be careful when you use passion to persuade

Be careful when you use passion to persuade | innovation | Scoop.it

The best persuaders seek to connect before they seek to present. Passionate persuaders are just the opposite. They are soapbox orators, not communicators. The challenge is toning down someone who is overly passionate is formidable. Such individuals are so enamored of their own ideas and their own abilities they are difficult to reach. Here are three things you can do to improve:

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When you have trouble making a business decision

When you have trouble making a business decision | innovation | Scoop.it

All too often, I watch business owners freeze in the process of decision making. They might be considering a big, strategic change, or shifting a few team members into new slots. Often, however, they delay making the call. Sooner or later, we are all faced with gut-wrenching decisions that can affect the future of our business and, as business owners, the well-being of our families. But no matter how challenging or unnerving they may be, we still need to make decisions and act on them, or our businesses could come to a grinding halt. How can you break out of decision-making paralysis

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 20, 2016 7:40 PM
Simple really... although I think in the midst of a business life changing decision, "yummy or yucky" won't cut it.
Kevin Armstrong's curator insight, September 26, 2016 11:10 AM
Sometimes you made need to bounce your decision making thought with a friend, mentor or an unbiased consultant.
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20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day | innovation | Scoop.it

Think about the best boss you've ever had.

Maybe you're fortunate, and we're talking about the person you call your boss today. Maybe it's someone you recall fondly from years ago. (Maybe you don't have a boss--good for you!--but I'll bet you've had one at some time in the past.)

Regardless of who this person is, I'm confident I can describe him or her. That's because highly respected bosses often have a lot in common with one another. Here are 20 of the key things they do almost every day...


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Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 26, 2016 9:43 AM

Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.

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Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.

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Think about the best boss you've ever known. Here are 20 things I'll bet he or she never stopped doing.

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Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator

Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator | innovation | Scoop.it
On a global scale, just 13% of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Where do you fit?
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6 Career Moves Smarter Than an MBA

6 Career Moves Smarter Than an MBA | innovation | Scoop.it

1. Develop strong sales skills.

 

Selling is the heart and soul of capitalism. Without selling, there can be no exchange of money or goods except by robbery or taxation. I think it's fair to say that having great sales skills is the ultimate competitive advantage.

 

Just look at the real world. Mediocre performers who know how to sell always beat out exceptional performers who don't. As for exceptional performers who are exceptionally good at selling-they're the ones who win BIG in the business world.

 


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Worth thinking about

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 2015 9:12 PM

Unless your career path requires an MBA, you'd be well advised to pursue these less-expensive but more-effective alternatives.

osandyoo's curator insight, July 12, 2015 8:39 PM

There are alternatives to an MBA. This article will provide the impetus to look elsewhere.

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Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD

Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD | innovation | Scoop.it

emotional intelligence, which evaluates how well individuals perceive and deal with affectively charged interpersonal situations. But there are situations in which leaders have to deal with the emotions of large groups of people, not just those of one or a few individuals and most managers don’t have time to operate on a one-on-one basis all the time. Understanding the collective can help leaders respond effectively to the group as a whole. This happens in situations such as dealing with the collective anxiety of executives facing the news of corporate restructuring; or public authorities dealing with the collective anger of large groups of people in the streets; or politicians seeking to inspire large groups of people to win an election. Those with the skill to pick up on the subtle emotional cues of the collective can adapt accordingly and, according to our research, earn more respect as a result. So how can this ability to see the forest for the trees be applied by leaders?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 17, 2015 1:00 PM

Inteligencia Emocional y Liderazgo...Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD | @scoopit via @hohhof http://sco.lt/...

Eloquens's curator insight, May 17, 2015 4:37 PM

How does your emotional intelligence help you to implement your strategy?

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 18, 2015 8:56 AM

"Los Lideres detectan y re orientan las Emociones colectivas, percibiendo las actitudes de miembros Emergentes de grandes Grupos, quienes tienen Actitudes Significativas, Consistentes y Poderosas, que muestran su Influencia hacia la Mayoría y son respetados por ellas"  -MHE-

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Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest | innovation | Scoop.it
Based on the performance of countries on the index during the years 2008 to 2013, we assigned them to one of four trajectory zones: Stand Out, Stall Out, Break Out, and Watch Out.

Stand Out countries have shown high levels of digital development in the past and continue to remain on an upward trajectory.
Stall Out countries have achieved a high level of evolution in the past but are losing momentum and risk falling behind.
Break Out countries have the potential to develop strong digital economies. Though their overall score is still low, they are moving upward and are poised to become Stand Out countries in the future.
Watch Out countries face significant opportunities and challenges, with low scores on both current level and upward motion of their DEI. Some may be able to overcome limitations with clever innovations and stopgap measures, while others seem to be stuck.
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CIM Academy's curator insight, March 4, 2015 5:41 AM

A great article showing how the digital economy is developing.

Ed Crowley's curator insight, March 4, 2015 4:09 PM

I find the 'stall out countries' most interesting.

Emmanuel ANIQUE's curator insight, March 10, 2015 6:12 PM

#digital evolution index, where is your country?

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What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up

What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up | innovation | Scoop.it

HBR recently ran a special series on managing up, asking experts to provide their best practical advice for navigating this important dynamic. Together, these pieces provide a good primer on how to maintain an effective, productive working relationship with your own boss. To start, consider the type of manager you have. Many pose a unique set of challenges that require an equally unique set of skills to handle

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This Diagram Shows Cornell's Revolutionary Method For Taking Notes

This Diagram Shows Cornell's Revolutionary Method For Taking Notes | innovation | Scoop.it
Research shows the brain only remembers information if you show it that the info is important. So by giving yourself the opportunity to quiz yourself regularly, you can load that information into your memory for whenever it might need to be recalled.
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10 Tips and Quotes from the Best Leadership Books of the Year

These are the best business books of the year on leadership, with a tip and quote that helps you decide if you want to read more from that author.
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bdshoiquan24's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:50 PM

Chung cư ct2c nghĩa đô, là chung cư cao cấp nằm trong khu đô thị nghĩa đô, Ngõ 106 Hoàng Quốc Việt. Căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô có giá bình dân trên địa bàn cầu giấy. Cơ hội duy nhất để sở hữu chung cư ct2c hoàng quốc việt chỉ 927 triệu là sở hữu căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô mơ ước nằm ngay tại trung tâm của quận Cầu Giấy. Với vị trí chung tâm của cầu giấy có thể nối căn hộ cao cấp ct2c nghĩa đô là sự lựa chọn tots nhất cho quý khách hang,

- Chung cư ct2c nghĩa đô có đầy đủ tiện ích cao cấp như, Có Sân Tenis, bể bơi. Gần trường mầm non, trường tiểu học.

Diện tích:45, 48, 58, 72,85m2 Giá bán từ 20,7tr- 23tr/m2 gồm VAT

- Chung cu ct2c nghia do Là chung cư cao cấp có giá cả hợp lý trên thị trường hiện nay. Khách hàng có thể sở hữu một căn hộ cao cấp kết hợp cùng ngoại thất sang trọng, mang đậm phong cách riêng biệt của từng khách hàng.

Quý I năm 2016 bàn giao nhà. Xem mặt bằng của căn hộ ct2c tại đây

Tiến độ thanh toán: Chung cư Hoàng quốc việt chia làm 5 đợt

- Đặt cọc 50 triệu, ký HĐ đặt mua trong vòng 30 ngày

- Đợt 6: 30% khi nghiệm thu căn hộ CT2C nghĩa đô 

Ngân hàng: hỗ trợ vay 70% tổng GTHĐ trong 20 năm. Nhanh tay chọn ngay căn hộ đẹp nhất của căn hộ nghĩa đô

Gọi ngay 0967408687 – 0978823848  để được tư vấn chi tiết

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How to Write a Killer Business Plan

How to Write a Killer Business Plan | innovation | Scoop.it

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:42 AM

And this good and short reminder how to put together a pretty good business plan? 5 minutes to read it...:-))) it is the business plan factory time, I know, I've done it, I've coordinated it for 20 years...:-)))

Sieg Holle's curator insight, November 1, 2014 9:13 AM

No plan no results? Govern chaos

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5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss) | innovation | Scoop.it

“The most important driver of employee engagement is the relationship they have with their immediate manager,” says Piera Palazzolo, Senior Vice President of Dale Carnegie Training. She says the most successful relationships are those where bosses and employees really get to know one another.

 

“That’s different from years ago, when you were supposed to ask any personal questions. Those lines are blurred now, people want you to care about them, particularly if there’s something going on in their lives that might affect their performance.”

 

1) Find out exactly what your boss wants, and understand the pressure they’re working under.


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donhornsby's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM

“A great boss changes your career. Carefully consider your boss and be prepared to take an ‘innovator’ role yourself–it’s not just up to them to reveal themselves it’s up to you to ask the questions.”

Carlos A Hernandez's comment, October 23, 2017 12:11 AM
I have seen first hand how no or limited social vice high importance of communication can detour ones performance.