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Why the Four “P’s” of Marketing are Dead

Why the Four “P’s” of Marketing are Dead | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Rather than promotion, companies should collaborate with customers and seek to build relationship capital. For the first time, a company can forge two-way, interactive, personalized relationships with all its customers on a mass scale.

Add in the new concept of the Brand and you’ve got a new mantra for marketing.

Out with the Four P’s and in with the ABCDE’s of marketing. Anyplace, the new Brand, Collaboration, Discovery of Price and the new customer Experiences!
David Hain's insight:

A perceptive plea by Don Tapscott to focus marketing around #RelationshipCapital. Must have been listening to @StandardOfTrust!

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5 Steps for Choosing Confidence

5 Steps for Choosing Confidence | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Confidence typically comes with age and experience…and is gained not given.  However, as you gradually grow older and live through more challenging experiences and circumstances there are a few things you can keep in mind to better develop your confidence before you need it.
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Positive psychology make for more confident people!

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10 Lessons That Will Help You Excel In Your 30s

10 Lessons That Will Help You Excel In Your 30s | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday, I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.

But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves.

The idea was that I would crowdsource the life experience from my older readership and create another article based on their collective wisdom.

The result was spectacular. I received more than 600 responses, many of which were over a page long. It took me three days to read through them all, and I was floored by the quality of insight people sent.
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I like number 8, but they are all good pieces of advice!

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3 Proven Ways to Develop and Support Motivation

3 Proven Ways to Develop and Support Motivation | Positive futures | Scoop.it
According to Deci and Ryan, there are three proven ways to develop and support our internal motivation.
ONE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUPPORTIVE TEAM CLIMATE THAT EMPHASIZES COOPERATION AND IMPROVEMENT.

TWO
A SENSE OF AUTONOMY – PARTICIPATION BECAUSE WE CHOOSE IT FREELY.

THERE
A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT/FEELINGS OF COMPETENCE.
David Hain's insight:

Motivation 101 - climate, autonomy, accomplishment!

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Millennials Want to Lead. Are They Ready?

Millennials Want to Lead. Are They Ready? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

In the near future millennials will occupy every consequential leadership position in the world, be it in business, academia, government, or in the non-profit sector. Will they be ready to lead?

Contrary to popular belief, millennials (the generation born between the years 1984 and 1996) around the world are ambitious and eager to work hard to become leaders. But they want to do it on their terms, in jobs that give them meaning and allow them to contribute to society.

David Hain's insight:

INSEAD reminds us that today's young manager is tomorrow's world leader - somewhere! How are they being prepared?

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, December 3, 2014 9:30 AM

Interesting point... I am just curious... all the other cohorts of generations, were they really prepared? Everything looks like they were?

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Being Great Means Being Grateful - TalentCulture

Being Great Means Being Grateful - TalentCulture | Positive futures | Scoop.it
It’s Friday and you’ve probably had a long week and a long day. Maybe you’re ready to call it a week or you’re bogged down in how much work you’re going to take home for the weekend. Either way, NOW ...

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:27 AM

used to do all this in my 'status days with sandeep' series of Friday meetings....Friday is the best day to group meetings so that the focus is on celebrating what we accomplished in the week and also an opportunity to thank and highlight contributions from the past week.

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What lessons can we learn from Rosa Parks?

What lessons can we learn from Rosa Parks? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Next year it will be the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks decided to stand her ground and not move to the back of the bus (1/12/55). Many would argue that it was a different time back then but that simple and determined gesture was part of a much larger movement to afford people of colour and race equal rights when it came to education, access to health and employment - and something as simple as being able to sit anywhere on a bus.
But what lessons can all of us still learn from the actions of Rosa Parks and how much further do we have to go when it comes to equality in the workplace, careers and business? As someone who sits on a number of Boards and who has led large global corporations my view is - we have further to go. This is what I have learnt from Rosa Parks:

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Rosa Parks: I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

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The Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
David Hain's insight:

We all need quiet to listen to ourselves sometimes!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 1, 2014 9:04 AM

Pico Iyer is the author of The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere.


Read a review of his book from The Boston Globe here

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 2014 12:11 PM

To step away from the busyness can be a healing process, making each of us whole.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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What Emotional Intelligence Reveals About Your Personality - LaRae Quy | Empower the Leader in You

What Emotional Intelligence Reveals About Your Personality - LaRae Quy | Empower the Leader in You | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You cannot be mentally tough if you are not emotionally aware of your environment. Emotional intelligence skills impact both relationships and the bottom line.
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The gift of gratitude -

The gift of gratitude - | Positive futures | Scoop.it

It’s Thanksgiving in the US and the traditional start of the Holiday season. For me, it’s a time to intentionally reflect on gratitude for my family, friends, and my incredibly dear colleagues around the world who are engaged in such important work in spreading EQ and social emotional learning and living it in the process. I so value your courage and passion and friendship.

Researchers have shared the many benefits of gratitude: it helps people be happier, and healthier, and more resilient following adversity. They say gratitude is associated with increased self-worth, satisfaction with life, and connection with others. We know from our own experience, that cultivating gratitude is a practice that yields rich rewards. Not only does it allow us to appreciate the good in our lives, and our loved ones, it also allows us to heal from trauma and extreme stress.

David Hain's insight:

Gratitude can't just be for the holidays - make it a daily practice and watch your mood change.

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You're Either a Giver, a Matcher or a Taker

You're Either a Giver, a Matcher or a Taker | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Every company has these three types of employees. Which are you?

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Succession Management for Gen Y

Succession Management for Gen Y | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Business needs of the future – Turning your youngest generation of employees into next generation leaders.
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The 6 Basic Leadership Styles and When to Use Them

The 6 Basic Leadership Styles and When to Use Them | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Good leaders need to be able to vary their leadership style and move between the styles mentioned here in response to the prevailing situation. These styles used in combination should enable a far more effective leadership that delivers tangible improvements in team performance, but relies upon the judgement of the leader in selecting the most appropriate style.
David Hain's insight:

A good 101 on Goleman's famous leadership styles and why/when/how to flex them.

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The Science Behind Failure: How It Actually Makes You Smarter

The Science Behind Failure: How It Actually Makes You Smarter | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Manu Kapur, researcher at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, conducted an experiment in which groups of students were taught to solve new math problems using two different methods. The first group was taught the traditional way: the teacher introduced the concept, showed students how to solve a problem, and then allowed them to practice. The second group was given the problems to solve on their own first with no introduction or demonstration of how to solve the problems until after they’d made several attempts to work it out on their own.

The results were striking: Both groups of students ultimately learned how to solve the problems. But the second group, who were given a chance to try on their own first, showed a “significantly greater conceptual understanding” of the subject and were able to transfer what they’d learned to novel problems better than the first group. It’s important to note that the students almost never figured out the solution on their own. But the act of trying and failing led to a deeper understanding of the topic.
David Hain's insight:

Science says - if you want to learn faster, get out there ad fail!  Makes sense to me!

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Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and why it will Never Happen

Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and why it will Never Happen | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.
As I was pondering these differing points of view, it occurred to me that we currently don’t have any real way of measuring the potency of AI. How will we ever know there is a real threat of danger if we have no way of measuring it?
For this reason, I’d like to propose the creation of a standard for measuring AI based on “1 Human Intelligence Unit.”

Via LeapMind
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'There’s something oddly perfect about being imperfect.' ` Thomas Frey, futurist.

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In the Future, Companies Will Survive Only if They Help Solve Big Social Problems

In the Future, Companies Will Survive Only if They Help Solve Big Social Problems | Positive futures | Scoop.it

New research we conducted with Microsoft, Nestlé, Pfizer and Telus International reveals that announcements like this one may not be that unusual in 2025. “An intersection is coming where society will expect corporations to fill the void in the face of government cuts, and, likewise, corporations will expect their societal influence to increase as their social capital becomes the force of change in communities, countries and even entire global industries,” said Jeffrey Puritt, president of TELUS International.

We predict that 2015 will mark the beginning of a long-term transition of the role and purpose of the world’s largest public companies and the value chains they control. This shift will start with an acknowledgment that despite years of implementing initiatives designed to make the companies more “responsible,” real progress on climate change and other global issues has remained incremental. The new imperative for business leaders will be to embrace the idea that the viability of their businesses depends on solving the world’s most pressing societal issues.

David Hain's insight:

There is hope for the future but we need to richest orgs  to come to the party. Evidence suggests they might! HT Nadine Hack.

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Just Show Up | LinkedIn

Just Show Up | LinkedIn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Lately I've realized that showing up every day actually gives me less work to do.

It doesn't mean "Show up ALL DAY". It just means, "Show up". It could take ten minutes. It could take an hour. But if you do it, then you did your showing up for today.

How can you show up today?

David Hain's insight:

Great story and brilliant message.  Growing up is showing up!

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#Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work?

#Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In leadership, we often discuss vision and blind spots. We focus a lot on what we see and what we don't. We don't often consider, though, how we see.

Via donhornsby, Ricard Lloria
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Great leaders know where their blind spots are and are mindful of activity happening on the periphery.

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

(From the article): Great leaders know where their blind spots are, present a high-resolution vision of the organization’s future, and are mindful of activity happening on the periphery. Great leaders encourage diversity of thought and skills so that they can see and overcome their own blind spots. They use the high-resolution vision as a way to bring team members back into alignment. And they check to make sure that moving objects–be they customers, competitors, markets, or employees–don’t pose a significant threat.

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The Four Hidden Habit Skills : zen habits

The Four Hidden Habit Skills : zen habits | Positive futures | Scoop.it

When you learn a new skill, feedback is important: if you fall off a bike, you need to make an adjustment so you don’t keep falling.

But when people learn the skill of creating new habits, they usually take the feedback of missing the habit as complete failure. A sign that they have no discipline.

In actuality, it means no such thing. It just means you need to practice the skill more and make an adjustment.

What people don’t realize is that creating habits is actually a skillset that can be learned and practiced and mastered.


Via Ricard Lloria
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The more I practice, the luckier I get!

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The Importance of Being Care-full

The Importance of Being Care-full | Positive futures | Scoop.it
I often like to make a distinction between caring and care-taking when it comes to leading others. This post, from 2011, gets more specific about what it means to care and why it’s important. =====...

Via donhornsby, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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donhornsby's curator insight, December 1, 2014 10:29 AM

(From the article): No one can produce desired results if they are working with a murky set of expectations. So it is incumbent upon the leader who cares to be able to state what s/he expects, as simply and succinctly as possible and to ensure that the person to whom s/he is speaking understands those expectations in the way they were meant.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 1, 2014 12:05 PM

Caring for those we are there to help is an important aspect of pedagogic work.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams | Positive futures | Scoop.it
As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. I wanted to be Nancy Drew. Along the way, however, most dreams get derailed. It could be because we form new dreams or outgrow the idea. Often it’s because we’re told that our dreams aren’t realistic.

Yet some of us follow those childhood dreams no matter what. They ignore the naysayers. They don’t take "no" for an answer. And they do what it takes to make it work. Here are four famous people who followed the calling they had as a child and the habits they had that kept them going.
David Hain's insight:

INSPIRATION FROM FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THEIR CHILDHOOD DREAMS AND THE HABITS THAT KEPT THEM GOING.

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Should you join David or Goliath after graduating?

Should you join David or Goliath after graduating? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The case for joining start-ups is by now familiar to everyone – you get a higher responsibility at a young age, job breadth, ability to make a difference to the big picture and last but by no means least, the potential wealth creation opportunity through stock options and grants. However there is the other side of the coin to be carefully considered as well. Here are my two cents on why joining a Goliath should also be carefully considered by every young graduate passing out today.
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Some interesting thoughts on the career dilemma - go large or stay small?

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Five steps to mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression

Five steps to mental wellbeing - Stress, anxiety and depression | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There is more to life satisfaction than avoiding mental health problems. Learn how to improve your mental wellbeing.

Via Virtual Global Coaching
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One in Four of us will endure mental health problems. We can't count the cost to families or organisations. This might help some.

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The 8 Most Inspiring Things Human Beings Do Every Day

The 8 Most Inspiring Things Human Beings Do Every Day | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about what I’m deeply grateful for.  I realized that throughout this year, and through all the challenges and hardships I’ve seen people facing these past months, I’ve been struck by something. I’ve been surprised by the things that everyday, ordinary people around me – colleagues, clients, friends, peers, children, and other inspirers – are doing that make the world a better, happier and more peaceful place.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Some transformative acts to reflect on for thanksgivers and all of us.

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Joe Powell: Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities

Joe Powell: Giving a voice to people with learning disabilities | Positive futures | Scoop.it

I'm lucky to be meeting this inspirational guy todayJoe Powell, the voice for people with learning disabilities in Wales, spent many years too afraid to speak.

But now, as the director of All Wales People First, the Asperger’s sufferer provides a vital link for people with learning disabilities in the workplace.

Yet as a teenager he admits that he rarely spoke, feeling that it was better not to say anything than say the wrong thing and be ridiculed by his classmates.

Two decades later, and after being diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 20, he finds himself as the national director of All Wales People First, and is delighted that, as someone with learning difficulties, he is holding down a job and being a positive role model.

David Hain's insight:

I'm lucky to be meeting this inspirational guy today! Not only has he beaten stereotypes, he's putting it all back for others disadvantaged by learning difficulties. @AllWalesPF

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