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Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.

“For the kids, it’s really, really working!”

 

Excellent article, with study numbers and examples. 


Via EQRocks, Garth Sanginiti
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Empowering students with tools and techniques to calm themselves, observe the world, and exert positive pressure on their environments reduces the distraction caused by inner and outer turmoil, freeing kids up to concentrate more effectively on the rest of what they are learning. In this way, SEL not only helps enhance students’ emotional wellbeing and maturity but also improves their academic achievement.

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Florentine van Thiel's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:03 AM

Article très intéressant sur l'enseignement de l'intelligence émotionnelle. Oui! Cela s'enseigne vite et bien chez l'enfant. Chez l'adulte? ... aussi! ... même si c'est un peu plus long, cabossés que nous sommes parfois par des expériences de vie professionnelle et/ou privée un peu difficiles.

Minarni Tirta's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:33 PM

EQ really rocks! its presence is subtle but the result is real! To illustrate this :I was looking for my friend in one of those employment agencies when the scenario unfold.Later, I found out a little bit more about  " the offender" as I felt so sorry for her and chatted with her. Apparently 'the offender' is a trainer but was unfortunately finding it hard to land herself a job in the new land she just came to. She was 'enrolled' in one of the government's employment agencies, which was supposed to help her find a job ( by sending her CV to reverse marketers, setting up seminars for her to attend - on revamping CV and tailoring her cover letter to the job she is applying.) She was glad as these means she will also find new friends. One day she said she made a pact with her new found friends to practice one of her tools that she uses in her coaching/ training business. She was practicing one of her tools in one of the rooms in that organisation, when someone came up to her asked her what she was doing ( as it seemed to the untrained eyes, she was playing a board game but once she explained it, that someone told her that she needed to book the room first. So she duly waited for the manager and put what she was doing on hold. The way the manager came  & told the "offender" that was definitely not fitting what I expect of a manager. ( this was the part where I  actually the witnessed) I looked at the unfolding scenario with a sense of disbelieved.  While the manager maybe correct (all organisations have in place their rules and regulations), the way 'the offender' was being handled was really demeaning and lacking of respect.  Instead of saying "I am sorry but this place is strictly for job searching only and you will need to practice elsewhere"( or something along the line) , she came up with words that were quite hurtful and the attitude was one of " I am the rule here, follow or out". what makes it worse was the fact it was on the public domain part of the organisation.Undoubtedly 'the offender' reacted in ways fished out by the manager heavy handling of her(she later told me) . She felt like a criminal and at any one time, there were 2 people ( the manager and another sturdy man, next to the manager, ever ready to bounce her from the organisation).

 

understandably the manager has to be firm and stern as some of the unemployed probably already demoralized and not themselves, can be insensitive or even unreasonable, but I wonder at the same time, if the manager was also proactively looking for that kind of behaviour by the way she handled the 'offender'?

ALL jobs need EQ, but especailly so with jobs that connect you with others and jobs that need you to built human relationship, having human touch. With EQ tools we will be able to diffuse the situation in a better way. Like everything else EQ gets better with more practice. so kids and EQ is definitely a good idea, no, It is a great idea! and it is definitely "TAUGHTABLE!" ( did I just coined a new word?):)

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:49 PM

"At a recent congressional hearing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed with Shriver’s positive assessment of SEL’s potential. "These are learned skills," he said. "Children can have huge challenges, but when you help them learn how to handle them, you have a chance … If we are not addressing this, we're not in the game."

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The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go

The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

One of the fundamental inconsistencies we see in workplaces today is the gap between leaders’ desire for “empowered and engaged” employees and what actually ends up happening during the personal interactions of leaders with employees. Often, these actions inadvertently have the effect of reducing the employee’s drive toward empowerment.

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When leaders make mistakes, we point to them and make scapegoats of them. Often the organization follows the leader over the cliff. The problem is not leaders making mistakes, the problem is leaders giving the orders.

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Dallas retired Air Force officer to help expand job training program for veterans

Dallas retired Air Force officer to help expand job training program for veterans | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I wrote an article about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announcing a new partnership with Warriors4Wireless to expand the 2-year-old nonprofit's training program to turn returning…
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A Dallas military veteran has teamed up with a tech CEO in New York to hire and train veterans in teams (without using their GI Bill benefits) and deploy them to clients in squads. It all started two years ago when retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Michel helped Karen Ross, CEO of New York-based technology consulting firm Sharp Decisions, create the V.E.T.S. (Vocation, Education and Training for Service members program. 

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4 Ways to Make Leadership Development Part of Your Company Culture

4 Ways to Make Leadership Development Part of Your Company Culture | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

“Managers are as disengaged as the teams they are supposed to be leading. That changes when they feel invested in the company vision.”


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Josée Lafontaine, Bobby Dillard
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Natural leaders are hard to come by. Almost half of companies surveyed by Workplace Trends said “leadership” is the hardest skill to find in employees. Only 36 percent of employees consider “leadership” a strength in their organization. The implications are clear. We need to nurture and develop young, engaged leaders to fill roles Boomers and Gen X will be stepping out of in the future. Here are some thoughts on ways we can do this before it’s too late:

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Mindy Williamson's curator insight, June 4, 2015 12:25 PM

"We need to nurture and develop young, engaged leaders to fill roles Boomers and Gen X will be stepping out of in the future."

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Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss

Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Sepp Blatter may have been corrupt, sexist, amoral, and egotistical, but he proved again that you don't have to be popular to be in charge.

Via Kevin Watson
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Blatter has something in common with everyone from Syria's Bashar al-Assad to any number of the world's current and past despots. Killing the king is risky, and nobody is eager to volunteer. It's the reason why bad managers tend to hang around too.

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Three Steps to Great Leadership

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Small managers need to feel big. Egotistical managers walk around like they run the place. But, no one enjoys an insecure, heavy handed, meddlesome, leader. Small managers: Throw their weight aroun...
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Who helps you raise the bar on your leadership potential? 

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7 Smart Habits of Great Innovators

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Great innovators have the habit of combining surprising things. Creativity happens when two things collide to create a whole new idea, and insight requires that we solve challenges with new perspective. That happens best when you work with those outside your industry or field.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 2015 5:08 AM

How do you do on this innovation check list?

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10 Things Trustworthy People Don’t Do

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Trust is vital for your relationships. To become a close friend who can be counted on, watch out for these ten things trustworthy people don't do.

Via Barb Jemmott, donhornsby
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Trustworthy people aim to establish meaningful relationships with their friends, clients, and co-workers. If you can’t demonstrate compassion for others, then why should anyone care about about you? To become a person who can be counted on, watch out for these ten things trustworthy people don’t do.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:38 AM

(From the article): Trustworthy people express gratitude for the people who help them. They are confident in their abilities, but they also accept the fact that they would be nothing without the support of those who made their success possible.

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3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day

3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Your questions determine the quality of your answers. Powerful questions will get you a lot farther than quick answers.

Via donhornsby
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Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 14, 2015 9:21 AM

(From the article): Try these questions, see how they work, and find the questions that work best for you. Consider open-ended questions, rather than questions that have only one right answer or that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The most powerful questions are those that expand your thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 9, 2017 1:40 PM
What is essential in these questions is they are open-ended. In Gadamerian terms they are eloquent without fixed answers and open up paths to new questions.
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Measuring the Return on Character

Measuring the Return on Character | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
CEOs who are rated high on four moral principles deliver better financial results than those who aren’t.

Via T Renee Smith, Jaro Berce
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When we hear about unethical executives whose careers and companies have gone down in flames, it’s sadly unsurprising. Hubris and greed have a way of catching up with people, who then lose the power and wealth they’ve so fervently pursued. But is the opposite also true? Do highly principled leaders and their organizations perform especially well?

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Great Leaders Serve - Investing in People

Great Leaders Serve - Investing in People | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong, Bobby Dillard
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In challenging economic times, one of the easiest items to cut from the budget is training and development. The rationale is understandable. Rarely will any organization see immediate negative consequences when training is discontinued. It looks like found money in the budgeting process. don't fall in that trap. 

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Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities

Why Real Leaders Don't Care About Titles Or Formalities | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Real leaders can inspire diverse teams to face reality, problem-solve, and contribute innovative solutions, no matter what. Here's how.


Via Mike Klintworth
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The outdated leadership modal emphasizes operating within boundaries—these leaders protect and manage boundaries. But global change agents, true leaders, aren’t afraid to cross boundaries, bust boundaries, transcend boundaries, and build bridges.

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5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead

5 Habits That Are Destroying Your Ability to Lead | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Your leadership skills will ultimately determine your professional success or failure.


Via Mike Klintworth
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All too often, bad habits get in the way of effective leadership. We succumb to the effects of our routines, and lose ground as examples for our workforce. These are some of the worst habits that can compromise your ability to lead:

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Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees

Leadership Playbook: 3 Ways to Coach, Not Criticize, Employees | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Giving employees consistent honest feedback is important if you want them performing at their absolute best. Here are three ways to take a coaching approach to feedback.

Via Anne Leong
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Here are three steps to help you turn cricitism into coaching so that employees welcome your feedback:

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Tania mansfield's curator insight, March 29, 2015 12:04 PM

Coaching our team of teachers.

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A Simple Rule To Get Yourself To Do Anything

A Simple Rule To Get Yourself To Do Anything | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Fear really is all in your mind. Here's how to conquer it with the 5 Second Rule.


Via Bobby Dillard
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Everyone gets scared sometimes. In life. At work. We're afraid of being rejected, disappointing others, getting hurt, having cockroaches crawl in our ears (OK, maybe that one's not universal . . . ), missing out on important things. In a word: We're afraid of failing.

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Matt Caruso's curator insight, June 25, 2017 8:16 AM
One phrase that I use to overcome fear or hesitation to do something that might be risky is to say to myself "just do it" (JDI). I also practice this with my team....after a few minutes of discussing whether we will do a task or trying to decide to take a certain action, I try to sense whether we are just scared to jump.    I patiently wait for them to finish deliberating and then simply say "just do it".   It's liberating.  Try it.  
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The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders

The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Brilliant leaders like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk often give little care and appreciation to their hard-working and loyal employees.


Given the extraordinary success of these men, the obvious question is whether being relentlessly hard on people, and even cruel, may get them to perform better.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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 Genius covers a lot of sins. A great product is a great product, and you don’t have to do everything right to be successful. Most customers don’t care how the sausage gets made, as long as it tastes good.

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, June 29, 2015 3:10 PM

I would say that people don't perform because of the bad behavior. They perform better because of the high standards expected of them by visionary leaders.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, September 6, 2015 4:28 AM

We all should learn from their failures and success...

Matt Caruso's curator insight, June 27, 2017 5:41 AM

 Genius covers a lot of sins. A great product is a great product, and you don’t have to do everything right to be successful. Most customers don’t care how the sausage gets made, as long as it tastes good.

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Everyday Leadership Starts With 'Hello'

Everyday Leadership Starts With 'Hello' | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

“ Understand that people do better work for people they like than for people they don't.”


Via Anne Leong, Josée Lafontaine, Bobby Dillard
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There are many leaders who believe that they should focus only on business. That employee relationships are meant to be professional not personal. That there is too little time in the day to waste it on small talk. That employees are hired to do a job and they should get down to it.  

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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Via David Hain, Kevin Watson
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If your organization cares about innovation or transforming customer service or being data-driven, how do you lead by example? In Laszlo Bock’s otherwise superb Google-based book on performance analytics—Work Rules!—the phrase “lead by example” is nowhere to be found. That’s both a pity and opportunity missed because, as Webb stresses, leading by example is what truly empowers small teams and teamwork.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 2015 3:14 AM

How Navy SEALS get better at getting  better - and lessons for the business world.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 29, 2015 12:00 PM

While I totally believe there are elements of Seal training that can be applied to business, however the big difference is, that in business our lives are not directly and physically at risk so we tend to minimize the role. It boils down to attitude.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 30, 2015 8:40 AM

Seal Motto: "You rise to the level of your training "

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Neuroscience and organizational change – providing the evidence

Neuroscience and organizational change – providing the evidence | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
In Hilary Scarlett’s Melcrum article of February 2013, Neuroscience – helping employees through change, she described some of the insights neuroscience is bringing to why people find organizational change difficult, and more usefully, what we c

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Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system including the brain, is set to transform our understanding of how people respond to the world of work. If we can understand the brain better, then we can help organizations, leaders, and all employees work more efficiently and effectively. 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 2015 5:40 AM

Understanding of how our brains are wired offers huge possibilities for transformation - but only if transformation leaders inform themselves!

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 18, 2015 8:46 AM

Interesting stuff on impact of neuroscientific way of learning on performance and coping with change.

 

A research amongst leaders from four large organisations showed "learning about how our brains work can help us manage ourselves and lead people through change in more effective ways. (Because) it provides important insights into how we respond to change, what makes it easier for us to cope with uncertainty, what helps us focus, what affects our motivation and openness to change."

Gary Johnsen's curator insight, June 21, 2015 9:12 AM

Good summary on the brain and change management David Rock

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5 Signs That Your Workplace May Be Toxic

5 Signs That Your Workplace May Be Toxic | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
From negative communication patterns to low morale, five indicators that your workplace is sapping your energy and mental health.
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All workplaces have some challenges and negative characteristics, so it can be difficult to determine if your workplace has a normal amount of challenges, is seriously dysfunctional, or possibly really toxic. Here are five signs that will help you determine the degree to which your work environment may be dangerous to your mental health.

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6 Toxic Beliefs That Can Ruin Your Career

6 Toxic Beliefs That Can Ruin Your Career | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Be mindful of your tendencies to succumb to these beliefs, so that they don't derail your career.
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Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of.

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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, May 12, 2015 6:07 AM

Shedding off excess baggage will lighten you and make you advance faster to your destination.

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Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
There’s no advantage to being mean.

Via donhornsby
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In a world filled with agencies, most of which offer the same services at roughly the same prices, the ultimate difference between success and failure is whether people want to work with your teams or not. It’s the same on the inside.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 11, 2015 8:23 AM

(From the article): Keep it simple. Life is complicated enough. Clients and colleagues expect us to be expert enough to keep things simple and easy to follow. It’s a constant struggle to focus more on the story you’re trying to tell than on the slides. But by reminding myself and my team that we’re sitting down with a client to have a nice conversation, we might be able to avoid coming across as the type of people who overly complicate things or act in a way that’s self-important.

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How to Make Leadership Bloom

How to Make Leadership Bloom | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Spring reminds us how to make leadership bloom. Soul Sparks are essential to tap into the beauty of leadership within ourselves and others.

Via Anne Leong
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In leadership, we wish all was beautiful in what we do and what others do yet no one said what is worthwhile would be easy. Beauty comes through in what we do from within and from what we tap within others. Leadership is about blooming.

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What Makes a Lousy Leader?

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Via Steve Krogull, Bobby Dillard
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What makes a lousy leader? That is easy, they do the opposite of what great leaders do. Not so fast. Our biases forget the differences between leadership we agree with, and leadership from people we do not like.

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, April 5, 2015 3:48 PM

To me it is simple. Great leaders treat everyone with dignity and respect. Lousy leaders treat do not treat everyone with dignity and respect.

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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, donhornsby
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Much research shows how play fosters creativity and innovation. I’ve found that the same benefits apply when you are playful with your self-concept. Playing with your own notion of yourself is akin to flirting with future possibilities.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:39 AM

Self-improvement requires a commitment to being the best person and leader you can be. 

www.whatawaist.ca's curator insight, April 19, 2015 12:06 PM

Very True

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, June 17, 2015 3:24 PM

 

Er du klar til at gøre en indsats, for at blive bedre til at håndtere OVERGANGE / forandringer ?

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Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today

Culture: Why It's The Hottest Topic In Business Today | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Culture is the new black. Why is it such an important new topic in business and how do we define it?

Via Anne Leong
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No matter if you’re a CEO, HR executive, manager, or team leader –  culture really matters. Consider it one of your most powerful tools for business success.

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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, March 15, 2015 10:50 AM

Culture still eats strategy for breakfast. 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 16, 2015 1:31 AM

 Culture lets you focus on your purpose and mission.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 16, 2015 6:44 PM

How does a company measure culture and the impact it has on the bottom line?