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Jonathan Weinstock - Five tips to becoming inspired in less than 9.58 seconds!

Jonathan Weinstock - Five tips to becoming inspired in less than 9.58 seconds! | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The role of an entrepreneur is to inspire others, leading to fast business growth. Here are five steps to revving up your motivation level from zero to full-speed in just 9.58 seconds like Usain Bolt.
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Servant Leadership in Action

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4 leaders who put others first!


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Leadership secret sauce - the power of love rather than the love of power?

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12 Ted Talks To Watch & Become A Better You

12 Ted Talks To Watch & Become A Better You | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What do happiness, the ability to say yes & learning gratitude have in common? They're all things you need to be a better you.

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How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work

How To Stay Healthy When You’re Stressed At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Tis the season for stress. The holidays are crazy enough, but add in year-end deadlines and sales goals, performance reviews, and the news of yet another raise not given, and you can already feel your blood pressure rise. But there’s good news: You can still stay healthy, even when work is insane. It’ll just take a little extra effort.

 

“When stress takes over, often the first things to go are the ones we need the most–sleep, water, exercise, whole nutritious foods,” laments nutritionist Brigitte Zeitlin. “And that can actually compound the issue, leaving you less equipped to handle the stress well.”

 

Here’s exactly what you can do to keep that from happening before work gets really crazy.


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An important message for this time of year...

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 3, 4:53 PM

Don’t let end-of-year stress compromise your health.

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, December 5, 12:42 AM

When you’re overloaded with work, you may not be thinking about taking a break. But getting just five minutes of fresh air can calm you–alleviating stress, and giving you the energy you need to get back to work.

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Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 
 

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.

 

So what gives? Gallup has been preaching for two decades that in order to reverse this crisis, great managers (like Google's own) that understand human nature and how to motivate and inspire diverging needs of people, need to be put into management roles at every level of the organization.

 

When a company raises employee engagement levels across every business unit through great management of people, it leads to higher profitability, productivity, and lower turnover. 


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The salient point here is that firms who ignore the science behind what makes a great manager are those most likely to suffer.

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Dale Kennedy's curator insight, November 29, 11:11 AM
Great article
Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 30, 4:19 AM
Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason
Ian Berry's curator insight, December 1, 4:42 PM
There's a valid point to the research I do wonder though how Gallup has been at this for 30 years+ and yet you would think by reading articles like this that there's been no improvement in things like employee engagement despite all their research they are telling the same story that most people are disengaged from their work which is the reality in some organisations yet definitely not all
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The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Successful entrepreneurs have a lot of things in common; one is knowing how to make the best use of their time. When the clock is ticking and they are under pressure to deliver, many have a favourite productivity hack to ensure things get done on time. Here, seven entrepreneurs share their tried and tested ways of being more productive.

 

Create artificial deadlines

 

Business expert and author of The Startup Coach Carl Reader uses a clever technique of creating artificial deadlines to guarantee a productive finish.

 

“One of my favourite tricks is the ‘train journey to nowhere,” he said. “I book a return train ticket, don't take my mobile phone, and set a completion target for the journey. With a clear deadline and no distractions, I find that I often produce more than I would in the office in a whole day. It's great if you can tie this around meetings that you need to travel to, but if not, the productivity boost is well worth the cost of a train ticket.”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 26, 4:40 PM

Entrepreneurs must learn to manage their time and energy to maximise their business productivity

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 27, 7:30 AM

Thoughtful tips on improving productivity and getting the most from your day.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 27, 5:15 PM
Good list of actions to take. I havent gone back to the Nokia yet agree that wise use of phone is a key to investing my attention
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Arianna Huffington and Jeff Bezos Agree on the Key to Success

Arianna Huffington and Jeff Bezos Agree on the Key to Success | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
There's a stress epidemic gripping the world, say Arianna Huffington and Michael Gervais. If we want to succeed, we have to start taking care of ourselves.
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If you are in business, you need to read this - for your health's sake!

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Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling

Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Empathy can make or break relationships. It is a skill, which can reap many benefits in both your personal life and work place. These 5 simple habits will help you to grow your empathy muscle.

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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, November 22, 4:27 AM
Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling
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People relate to each other's stories, so it is essential to tell them.
Ian Berry's curator insight, November 23, 4:41 PM
I think people relate most of all to stories the feel and see themselves in
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225 Famous Quotes to Inspire Development - People Development

225 Famous Quotes to Inspire Development - People Development | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
We love sharing inspirational quotes. In this article we set out the most popular quotes we have shared, our quotes to inspire development

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What the Body Tells Us about Leadership

What the Body Tells Us about Leadership | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In this Thought Leader interview, social presencing theater innovators Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi describe how to develop your management skills through physical awareness.

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Grow Your Network in the Time It Takes to Make Your Morning Coffee

Grow Your Network in the Time It Takes to Make Your Morning Coffee | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The Art of Charm's Jordan Harbinger talks with author and podcaster David Burkus about little ways to make big impacts on your relationships and career.
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4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Leadership challenges are more complex today than ever before, and one leadership challenge that I see as an executive coach is the tendency to anticipate what might happen tomorrow while forgetting about what is happening today. In other words, leaders try to outthink and overanalyze the future. They anticipate all the possibilities that could happen, select the outcome most likely to occur and then mold their leadership style to accommodate it, only to find that Murphy has a full-time job and is apparently dedicated solely to them — and Murphy wins.The point is, tomorrow, next week or next year are all uncertain, so if you try to mold your leadership style to the “most likely” option to occur, then you’re not leading, you’re contingency planning.

 

Leaders don’t just think about the future, they think in it. Once they have a clear picture of what they want to see, where they want to be—as an individual or as a team — and why, they begin to mold the world around them to achieve it.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 31, 5:26 PM

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you want to lead but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 3, 11:04 AM

Agree?

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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.

 

If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.

 

“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.

 

Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.


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CCM Consultancy's curator insight, October 31, 1:33 AM

Your ability to become and remain resilient is directly related to your emotional intelligence.

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Failing is the key to success.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 12, 12:35 AM

Several studies showed  having a sense of purpose beyond your occupation or everyday role  plays a big role in resilience.

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Substantiation for work expense claims

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As well as the requirement to incur deductible expenditure, the “substantiation” rules impose a strict evidentiary requirement.
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Trumans Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Sydney, Chatswood, & Blue Mountains: December 2017 Newsletter

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is committed to educating taxpayers on how to protect themselves against tax scams and identity theft.
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The ATO says that up to the end of last financial year, $2.7 million was handed over to fraudsters, with about 2,500 individuals providing some sort of personal information to scammers, including tax file numbers.

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Leadership From The Inside Out: The Essential Role Of Story Mastery

Leadership From The Inside Out: The Essential Role Of Story Mastery | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Leadership is so much more than a hierarchical role. It is how we courageously and authentically show up to serve all those we touch. Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz
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To reiterate: Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

I had the pleasure of listening to Mike and Annie Cannon-Brooks last night - great examples of real leadership. 

Also, check out Danial Pink's RSA Animate video on "The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us."

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 28, 7:40 PM

This post by Kevin Cashman at Korn Ferry discusses the 8 pathways to leadership mastery. He makes the point early on that we personally tend to measure leadership mastery by external items: revenue, profit, new product breakthroughs, cost savings, and market share, etc. All good.

 

But the core question is: where do the external results come from? From internal factors within the leader that must be mastered.

 

To answer that question, research ensued and 3 internal competencies emerged:

  1. Courage and authenticity (to include vulnerability, openness, integrity)
  2. Influence (communicating in ways that inspires others)
  3. Enduring value creation serving multiple groups (self, team, org, family, society, world)

 

Building these 3 competencies means walking 8 paths. Four of these paths involve storytelling skills: 

  1. Personal mastery: courage, authenticity, awareness -- being courageous and vulnerable to share your authentic stories; using your own stories for personal awareness and development
  2. Story mastery: leading with inspiration -- by sharing your stories, and sharing the stories of others
  3. Purpose mastery: leading with why -- the best way to share the "why" is through a story. Sharing stories of others fulfilling org/personal purpose and their "why"
  4. Being mastery: leading with presence -- storytelling isn't the only element to building presence, but it is a key one. Modeling who you are through the stories you tell and the actions you take is powerful.

 

Read the post for the other 4 paths (all great info and insights!) and start putting a plan together for 2018. You'll be glad you did.

 

Sign up for my newsletter for updates about my 2018 Story Strategy session.

 

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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The 20 Best Sales Pitch Ideas for Your Small Business

The 20 Best Sales Pitch Ideas for Your Small Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The best seem smooth and effortless, but great sales pitches are carefully crafted and delivered. Sales Pitch Ideas from carefully choosing your words to staying on point, here are 20 sales pitch ideas that should keep your team morale high.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 28, 12:18 AM

 

Old style sales advice revolved around the mantra of "Always be Closing" , and although the world has changed in terms of sales conversion tactics, the need to generate new business leads has remained constant. Whilst we now live in the digital age and many aspects of marketing have been automated, the ability to deliver a great sales pitch for your business, is still a core skill needed by every business owner. This article breaks down the components of a good sales pitch, and is an easy to follow short read, that provides a good blueprint to follow.

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The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

The Productivity Tricks Of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Successful entrepreneurs have a lot of things in common; one is knowing how to make the best use of their time. When the clock is ticking and they are under pressure to deliver, many have a favourite productivity hack to ensure things get done on time. Here, seven entrepreneurs share their tried and tested ways of being more productive.

 

Create artificial deadlines

 

Business expert and author of The Startup Coach Carl Reader uses a clever technique of creating artificial deadlines to guarantee a productive finish.

 

“One of my favourite tricks is the ‘train journey to nowhere,” he said. “I book a return train ticket, don't take my mobile phone, and set a completion target for the journey. With a clear deadline and no distractions, I find that I often produce more than I would in the office in a whole day. It's great if you can tie this around meetings that you need to travel to, but if not, the productivity boost is well worth the cost of a train ticket.”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 26, 4:40 PM

Entrepreneurs must learn to manage their time and energy to maximise their business productivity

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 27, 7:30 AM

Thoughtful tips on improving productivity and getting the most from your day.

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 27, 5:15 PM
Good list of actions to take. I havent gone back to the Nokia yet agree that wise use of phone is a key to investing my attention
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How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try

How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want To Try | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Do you feel like your brain is on serious overdrive? A stream of clutter slowly turning your mental space into a chaotic mess? If the answer is yes, it means that your mind is frantically waving a red flag, begging you to free up some headspace.

 

Just like our cabinets and cupboards, our minds too need tidying up from time to time. Getting rid of all that non-essential mental baggage is crucial to stay focused, motivated and productive.

 

Here are ten simple yet effective tips to help you de-clutter your mind in no time.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 21, 4:35 PM

Just like your closet, your mind needs regular spring cleaning too in order to stay productive and happy. Try these ten powerful tips to clean up your mind clutter and feel the difference!

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 22, 12:17 AM

Prioritizing is a great way to proactively take charge of your life

Aiden Maxwell's comment, November 23, 1:18 AM
I actually need this.
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How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.

 

Consider when you’re working on a project and get a call from a friend. You know you need to finish your work, but you feel rude for not talking when you technically could. Or think about when you’re planning your daily to-do list, but also need to decide when you’ll squeeze in your personal commitments. Taking the time to put a few loads of laundry in the washer midday can seem like a quick task — until you find yourself making up that work time late at night. In the end, it’s never entirely clear when you’re really “on” or “off.”


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2:08 PM
This is of personal interest to me, as I do most of my work at home.
Bryan Worn's curator insight, November 21, 5:08 AM

I am a recent 'work from home' person (when I am not out with clients) . This confirms what I found. Be clear whether you are working or not. Our spouses , partners and children need to know which mode we are in - So do we!

 

David Stapleton's curator insight, November 22, 4:10 PM
This is it if your reviewing at home
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Why Less Instant Gratification Leads to More Joy

Why Less Instant Gratification Leads to More Joy | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Quick and easy seems like it would make us happier. Yet the research shows delayed gratification is the key to finding more joy.
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Trumans Chartered Accountants November 2017 Newsletter

The great crew at Trumans can help you with all your business needs. Let us help plot your course.
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There is no point being SMART if you’re not SHARP

There is no point being SMART if you’re not SHARP | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
You’re probably familiar with the goal-setting acronym SMART. But setting goals is one thing. It’s important to think about whether or not you achieve them!

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Three Ways Positive Psychology Impacts Leadership and Performance

Three Ways Positive Psychology Impacts Leadership and Performance | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Positive psychology can have a transformative effect on how your organization performs.

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