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How Great Leaders Manage Their Time

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The best leaders are proactive and purposeful about their day, every day. Here are five practical ways to manage your diary like a successful leader.
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How to Use Customer Testimonials to Grow Your Business

How to Use Customer Testimonials to Grow Your Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Let customer testimonials grow your business. Video reviews and images tell your story, and case studies back you up. 

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Mark Bouris reveals common traits of struggling firms

Mark Bouris reveals common traits of struggling firms | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With his TV series The Mentor now wrapped up, multimillionaire businessman Mark Bouris has shared some insights into the factors shared by all of the struggling businesses he sought to turn around.
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The Five Traits of Transformative CEOs

The Five Traits of Transformative CEOs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Change is hard—but also necessary these days. An analysis of successful turnarounds points to key ways that leaders can put the odds in their favor.
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How Humble Leadership Really Works

How Humble Leadership Really Works | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.

Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders to become overly obsessed with outcomes and control, and, therefore, treat their employees as means to an end. As I’ve discovered in my own research, this ramps up people’s fear — fear of not hitting targets, fear of losing bonuses, fear of failing — and as a consequence people stop feeling positive emotions and their drive to experiment and learn is stifled.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 3:54 AM

A plea for a leadership approach that's more human, because power notions can be illusory, and hubris is never far away...

John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, May 30, 7:15 AM

Top-down leadership is outdated, and, more importantly, counterproductive. By focusing too much on control and end goals, and not enough on their people, leaders are making it more difficult to achieve their own desired outcomes.

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Don't Wait (Advice for CEOs)

Don't Wait (Advice for CEOs) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A CEO asked me about the most common mistakes made by my clients, most of whom are also CEOs. I had to consider how my clients would answer that question, and I think the overarching theme would be: They waited too long.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 9, 4:16 AM

Take 1 minute to reflect on this profound piece of advice to leaders from the significant wisdom and experience of Ed Batista!

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Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs

Why Leaders Who Listen Achieve Breakthroughs | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
As a leader, communicating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. No matter how hard you try to get your message across, it is all too easy to find the next day that you face the same blank stares, predictable objections, and questions that indicate that you failed to make it stick — that people just aren’t getting it. One reason leaders find themselves in this cycle is that their approach to communication is based on an outdated mental model. It’s a model best described as a “post office.” They view themselves as the sender of a message and others as the receivers. If problems arise, leaders look for disruption somewhere along the route.

The post office model focuses most leaders’ attention on the sending process, rather than the give-and-take of effective conversations. Even if they invite people to ask questions and truly value their buy-in, these leaders are still preoccupied with their message. This leaves them ignorant about the larger context and reality on the ground, including emerging issues and game-changing opportunities. In the extreme, thinking in terms of the post office model causes leaders to make decisions in isolation or miss the early warning signs of dysfunctional momentum.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 7:49 AM

In leadership, 'receive' is so much more important than 'send', but so much rarer...Elizabeth Doty in praise of listening.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 30, 11:25 AM

Listening is a skill that requires practice . So many Leaders are solution focused they run down rabbit holes they could have avoided through listening ... all is us in general could work at improving our listening skills

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The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Can you get people excited about the problems that excite you?
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Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Collusion vs Collaboration

Random Acts Of Leadership™ | Collusion vs Collaboration | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A group of talented individuals does not necessarily translate into a high performing team.  That’s why sometimes the underdog seemingly comes out of nowhere to win.  In fact, high performing teams know that to succeed they must depend on each other as much, if not more, than their individual talents.

Perhaps even more importantly, they act as if their success is dependent on the success of others.  They also believe that they can truly count on each other to do what is best for their team, to be treated with respect and fully supported no matter what.


The answer to this one question – can we count on each other when it really counts – can reveal whether your team is colluding for mediocrity or collaborating for greatness.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 14, 5:56 AM

Some ways to tell genuine collaboration form the various 'plastic' types.

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Let's Talk… Startup founders | Dynamic Business Australia

Let's Talk… Startup founders | Dynamic Business Australia | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A CEO landed himself in some hot water, this week, due to his participation our latest "Let's Talk…" feature. When asked by Dynamic Business to name a bad habit
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Neuroplasticity Coach: How Brain States Become Enduring Traits

Neuroplasticity Coach: How Brain States Become Enduring Traits | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
"States to traits" is a common phrase in neuroscience and neuroplasticity. Here's the fascinating lowdown what it means and how it shows up in great coaching, plus information on how to learn more about coaching with neuroscience.

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Why You Should Invest in Personal Branding to Be Successful

Why You Should Invest in Personal Branding to Be Successful | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
ShareBy Los Silva Branding is essential when it comes to running a successful business. If people can easily recognize a business and respect what it stands behind, then it has solidified a good brand for itself. Business people who have an intricate branding strategy in place can set themselves ahead of the competition. What Does It…

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The New Science of Friction-Free Influencing

The New Science of Friction-Free Influencing | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
How to get to yes faster by eliminating resistance
The Aha! Advantage training platform shows sellers how to sell more by:1.
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A simple guide to parental leave in Australia

A simple guide to parental leave in Australia | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Navigating the complex terrain of parental leave can be daunting, particularly for smaller businesses that may not have a dedicated human resources team. According to Bianca Mazzarella, Senior Associate at McDonald Murholme, “when it comes to parental leave it is important to strike that balance between complying
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3 Transitions Even the Best Leaders Struggle With

3 Transitions Even the Best Leaders Struggle With | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The capacity for reinvention is the single-most-important career attribute for executives today. Successful reinvention may look different for each of us, but if we do not attempt it, we are sure to fail.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 3, 4:29 AM

Career and business transitions are a bit like points on a rail track - dangerous zones of possible derailment!

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5 Ways to Manage Your Organization’s Subcultures

5 Ways to Manage Your Organization’s Subcultures | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Edgar Schein will tell you to look closely at values. Some are pivotal — they are essential to belonging to the group. Others are peripheral — you can compromise on those and still be a member. Those pivotal values are what anchor our people to their organizations. It’s imperative we understand the common values that link people and create active subcultures.

Knowing each of the subcultures for the groups within your organization can impact execution across your business, including how you hire, develop employees, collaborate, address quality, solve problems, deliver services and deploy projects.

Clearly, a one-size-fits-all culture strategy does not work. Again and again we see companies using just one lens to view a new initiative. And even if the change itself might work well for all subcultures, leadership often insists on using only one way to communicate and implement the initiative for everyone. No wonder we trip on unintended consequences.


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David Hain's curator insight, June 12, 5:15 AM

Nobody has a monoculture! Working out the differences is pretty useful information.

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Start Me Up Intensive 10 Session Program - Events | Mens Altitude Network

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Successful Sales Tips for Small Business Owners

Successful Sales Tips for Small Business Owners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Tips, resources, and advice to help small business owners sell their products and services more effectively. Learn successful pitches and negotiations.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 8, 9:56 PM

 

Many small business owners do not come from a sales environment, and as a consequence, they often struggle with converting opportunities into business revenue. Fortunately the skills required to effectively sell products or services can be acquired and improved with practice. This excellent article is a must read, for any small business owner, struggling with the sales side of their business operations.

Toby Scammell's curator insight, May 16, 12:02 PM
Great sales advice for all the small business owners out there!
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How not to annoy your clients when you ask for feedback —

How not to annoy your clients when you ask for feedback — | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
A lot of professionals know they should be getting client feedback, but they’re too worried about annoying their clients to actually ask for it.
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Leading with inner agility | McKinsey

Leading with inner agility | McKinsey | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The problem isn’t the problem; our relationship to the problem is the problem. In other words, we have many of the skills needed to handle what’s being thrown at us. But when faced with continual complexity at unprecedented pace, our survival instincts kick in. In a mental panic to regain control, we fight, flee, or freeze: we act before thinking (“we’ve got to make some kind of decision, now!”), we analyze an issue to the point of paralysis, or we abdicate responsibility by ignoring the problem or shunting it off to a committee or task force. We need inner agility, but our brain instinctively seeks stasis. At the very time that visionary, empathetic, and creative leadership is needed, we fall into conservative, rigid old habits.

You can’t steer your company through constant change if you are relying on the safety of your own cruise control. To spot opportunities—and threats—in this environment, we must teach ourselves how to have a more comfortable and creative relationship with uncertainty. That means learning how to relax at the edge of uncertainty, paying attention to subtle clues both in our environment and in how we experience the moment that may inform unconventional action.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 17, 5:40 AM

Take out the schlocky 'inner agility' sound bite, and there are some great practices in this article for making better decisions in the complexity maelstrom.

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What is the right governance structure for my SME?

What is the right governance structure for my SME? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
BDO Partner Eddie Chung provides an introduction to governance for your SME.
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5 Ways You Can Be Productive In 30 Minutes

5 Ways You Can Be Productive In 30 Minutes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Everyone is super busy nowadays. We thrive on busyness. From working full-time to having a side hustle to our hobbies. It seems as if every moment of every day is full. How do you make progress when you’re super busy? How do you accomplish things when it feels like you have absolutely no time? One simple trick is to ma
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Moving from solopreneur to entrepreneur: tips on delegating and scaling your business

Moving from solopreneur to entrepreneur: tips on delegating and scaling your business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
While small business owners often dream about one day scaling up their operations, many struggle to let go of their early stage business responsibilities so
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This is Why Asking Meaningful Questions Really Matters

This is Why Asking Meaningful Questions Really Matters | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Since the very beginning we have asked questions, and asking meaningful questions matters more than achieving right answers. You heard that right, and here's why.

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Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:26 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:30 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

English Jeffrey's curator insight, March 25, 8:38 PM
Understanding how the brain processes information to make decisions may influence the way you present information about your business.