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A business that shouldn’t work but does – brilliantly | Dynamic Business

A business that shouldn’t work but does – brilliantly  | Dynamic Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If making a handmade, high quality, highly perishable product, on an island south of Tasmania – with your marketplace being the whole of Australia – sounds like a challenge, well you’d be right.

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Great story. Highlights the fact that it always pays to re-examine your business model: there may be a better way....

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What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It’s not just about introspection.
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How Not to Finish Last as a Nice Guy

How Not to Finish Last as a Nice Guy | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
We have all heard the cliche: Nice guys finish last. The idea behind the saying is that good deeds go unnoticed and you have to be selfish to succeed. After all, there are two kinds of people: a nice person and a selfish person.
A nice person is kind and selfless. They are givers who are willing to help others and don’t mind helping without giving something in return. But a selfish person is a taker. They only think of themselves and aim to get more through doing less.
While a selfish person seems to be the one more people hate, “nice guys finish last” is still a common belief. So can nice guys actually finish first?

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David Hain's curator insight, January 17, 2:38 AM

Thoughtful assessment of whether being nice works.

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Regulatory barriers to capital lowered as ASIC issues first crowd-sourced funding licenses

Regulatory barriers to capital lowered as ASIC issues first crowd-sourced funding licenses | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Seven companies have become the nation's first crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries after receiving Australian Financial Services (AFS) licenses from the
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Generation Z enters the workforce

Generation Z enters the workforce | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With a new generation poised to enter the workforce, organizations are simultaneously forced to combat two converging trends. First, Generation Z (Gen Z), consisting of those born after 1995, is entering the workforce. While Gen Z is anticipated to bring an unprecedented level of technology skills to the workforce, they also express apprehensions about their interpersonal communication skills. Throughout the article we will be following a prototypical Gen Z member, Emily, to illustrate the shifting experiences and expectations Gen Z brings to the workplace. (See sidebar: Meet Emily, a prototypical Generation Z member).

Second, emerging technologies, particularly automation, are expected to further disrupt the nature of the entry-level roles that this generation is poised to fill. Complicating this dynamic is the ambiguity surrounding this technical shift, in addition to the inherent uncertainty involved in predicting how today’s teenagers will behave in 10 years.

Given these new realities, this article explores how organizations can redesign entry-level jobs in a way that can both attract and engage Gen Z, while ensuring that the entry-level job continues to serve as the necessary training ground for incoming professionals. This will be essential for organizations seeking to generate a pipeline of future talent to help meet the organization’s evolving needs.

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What do organisations need to do today to integrate Generation Z (born after 1995) effectively? A fair bit, suggests Deloitte....

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Nine Attitudes of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders - People Development

Nine Attitudes of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders - People Development | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Emotionally intelligent leaders adopt certain attitudes to individuals within their team. This article describes how these attitudes show up in behaviours

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4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey from Globoforce’s Work Human Research Institute uncovered a reason people stick around. When asked the question, “What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.”

 

“Having a personal sense of meaning in one’s work was even more important than compensation, which ranked as the third most important reason for staying,” says Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, a talent engagement software provider.

 

The trick is that meaning means different things to different people, says Becky Frankiewicz, president of the staffing and talent management provider ManpowerGroup North America. “Our NextGen Work research found that Boomers value being appreciated and recognized, younger people look for purposeful work that contributes to society, while people of all generations desire work that allows them to improve their skills and balance work and home,” she says. “Taking the time to find out what motivates your people individually is the first step to helping them find meaning in what they do.”


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“Take the time to find out what motivates your people individually will help them find meaning in what they do.” Talent is precious today ... hold on to talent .. redirect talent in areas where they can add value vs lose talent. ...

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Says it all From the article "

What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.” #workhappy #hellowork #adp

  

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How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018

How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year when many of us get motivated to make ourselves better—healthier, wealthier, wiser, or just different—in the new year. Roughly six in 10 of us make New Year’s resolutions, according to a 2016 Harris poll.

 

But following through on those goals isn’t easy. Roughly half of those who are earnestly vowing to make improvements in 2018 are likely dusting off the same list they had last year. So if you want to actually accomplish those goals—or at least make a dent in them—by this time next year, use these five approaches.


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Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive

Just Reading Over Your To-Do List Can Make You More Productive | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

If you have a love-hate relationship with lists of all kinds, you aren’t alone. On one hand, making a list–whether it’s a grocery list or a to-do list–gives you a single place to keep all your priorities front and center. But that same list can also be a source of anxiety. The longer it gets, the more you may find yourself avoiding it, knowing that the effort it’ll take to cross everything off is going to be considerable.

 

But as it turns out, you’ll be much more productive if you actually read your to-do list regularly–even if you don’t manage to finish every single item that’s on it. Here’s why.


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Making a habit of running through your top-priority tasks can cut back on wasted time in your workday–even if you can’t accomplish everything.

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You’ll be much more productive if you actually read your to-do list regularly–even if you don’t manage to finish every single item that’s on it. Here’s why. #productivityhacks
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ATO warns small businesses it will come knocking in 2018, after netting $1.8 million from random Melbourne audits

ATO warns small businesses it will come knocking in 2018, after netting $1.8 million from random Melbourne audits | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The tax office says it will start audits of businesses in early 2018 with a focus on those dealing in cash after recouping $1.8 million from recent audits.
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Backpacker tax court challenge just launched

Backpacker tax court challenge just launched | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
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Trumans Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Sydney, Chatswood, & Blue Mountains: December 2017 Newsletter

Trumans Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Sydney, Chatswood, & Blue Mountains: December 2017 Newsletter | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
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.

Here are some ideas to minimise your chances of getting caught by the scammers.

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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, 2017 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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ATO nominates the FBT issues that grind its gears

ATO nominates the FBT issues that grind its gears | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
ATO nominates the FBT issues that grind its gears ATO has made public the fringe benefits tax issues that attract its attention.
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5 Workday Hacks Backed by Science That'll Boost Your Chances of Success

5 Workday Hacks Backed by Science That'll Boost Your Chances of Success | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If science isn't your thing, use the advice of Mark Twain to hack your day for success.
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Want to get more out of your business by doing less? Tips for budding franchisees

Want to get more out of your business by doing less? Tips for budding franchisees | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
There's a common misconception in the small business world that being your own boss means you sacrifice a healthy work/life balance. While putting in extra
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Beyond process

Beyond process | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Over the past several decades, the business world has relentlessly pursued efficiency-driven business process reengineering, seeking to integrate, standardize, and automate tasks in ways that can reduce costs, increase speed, and deliver more predictable outcomes. As the landscape shifts, perhaps it’s time for organizations to expand their focus beyond business process reengineering to pursue business practice redesign, helping frontline workgroups to learn faster and accelerate performance improvement, especially in environments that are shaped by increasing uncertainty and unexpected events. The perspective we outline here goes beyond the growing work done on high-performing teams and agile practices by focusing specifically on the practices necessary to accelerate performance improvement over time.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 15, 7:44 AM

With virtually nothing left to cut, do businesses need to switch from redesigning business processes to redeveloping the business culture? The argument too do so is pretty compelling. The challenges of doing so are numerous and difficult!

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How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The vast majority of humans throughout history worked because they had to. Many found comfort, value, and meaning in their efforts, but some defined work as a necessity to be avoided if possible. For centuries, elites in societies from Europe to Asia aspired to absolution from gainful employment. Aristotle defined a “man in freedom” as the pinnacle of human existence, an individual freed of any concern for the necessities of life and with nearly complete personal agency. (Tellingly, he did not define wealthy merchants as free to the extent that their minds were pre-occupied with acquisition.)

 

The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on activities of physical or financial production, but as technology provides services and goods at ever-lower cost, human beings will be compelled to discover new roles — roles that aren’t necessarily tied to how we conceive of work today.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, January 17, 7:26 PM
The final line is a key premise for us all to act on now "When our machines release us from ever more tasks, to what will we turn our attentions? This will be the defining question of our coming century."
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, January 18, 12:46 AM

Most ancient Greek philosophers prioritized contemplation over action as the pinnacle of human endeavor. Arendt did battle with this notion, arguing on behalf of action. Contemporary culture appears to agree. Ultimately, though, action and contemplation function best when allied. We have the opportunity — perhaps the responsibility — to turn our curiosity and social natures to action and contemplation.

John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, January 19, 9:30 AM

We should all be re-educated.

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Why small businesses need general managers

Why small businesses need general managers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
As anyone who starts a business will tell you, the time and effort required to move from startup to sustainable small business is intense and as a founder
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The Results of Google’s Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

The Results of Google’s Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company’s execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company often turns its eye inward, analyzing information about its people to help improve its operations.

 

A group of employees from Google’s People Operations section, the equivalent of an HR department, decided to complete an analysis to answer one question: What makes a Google team effective?

 

Here’s a look at their approach and the startling revelations they had along the way.


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Google's Five Dynamics of team effectiveness are applicable to creating effective safety cultures as well. Dynamic 1 - psychological safety is of particular importance because so often employees fear speaking up about safety concerns. 

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Listen up! How to get your message across in just 60 seconds

Listen up! How to get your message across in just 60 seconds | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It’s can be hard explaining your work to the public. But there are a few communication tricks that can help you get your message across.
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How to Re-Engage, Reinvigorate and Retain Your Audience with Content

How to Re-Engage, Reinvigorate and Retain Your Audience with Content | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Landing new clients is important, but too often do businesses neglect their existing customers. Learn how to use content to help keep your customers loyal.

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Using data and reinvigorate content 

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Servant Leadership in Action

Servant Leadership in Action | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

4 leaders who put others first!


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David Hain's curator insight, November 30, 2017 4:47 AM

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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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 3, 2017 4:53 PM

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

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, December 5, 2017 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.