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24 Daily Habits Practiced by Successful People

24 Daily Habits Practiced by Successful People | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There are things you can be doing every day to maximize the success of your endeavors and influence the people within your circles.
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Certainly many of you can relate to some of these!

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11 Questions Interesting People Always Ask to Spark Great Conversations

11 Questions Interesting People Always Ask to Spark Great Conversations | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
When attending a business event, replace questions like 'What do you do?' and 'Where are you from?' with these.
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I just lectured about this concept for leaders last week under the ideal of ‘being socially aware.’ Having a genuine natural curiosity in conversation displays a high emotional IQ.
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5 Ways to Show Your Employees That You're Thankful For Them

5 Ways to Show Your Employees That You're Thankful For Them | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It's almost Thanksgiving, so hopefully you're already thinking about what you're thankful for. These work year-round, too.
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Gratitude is an attitude and the more you think how you want to be treated, reflect that persona on to those in your circle of influence.

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It's Possible to Burn Out Before You Start--4 Tips to Prevent It

It's Possible to Burn Out Before You Start--4 Tips to Prevent It | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
WE are capable of stressing ourselves out to a breaking point with thoughts alone.
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Burnout has many origins in the workplace. I believe this author hits on a couple of outstanding points in this regars I often remark upon. First, know the diffeeence between being busy and productive—combat it by making lists and accomplishing these items, or, if it is a complex task, make lists against milestones and complete those.  Lastly, compare yourself only against yourself. We often measure ourselves against the output of others but the truth is our capacity has a limit. We should recognize that fact and use it as our performance yardstick.

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Follow These 7 Tips for a Happy Morning

Follow These 7 Tips for a Happy Morning | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
One good way to ruin a good mood is a long list of shoulds on your to-do list.
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Effective leadership sometimes begins with the engine of routine. Here are some tips for starting your engine and getting off to a positive beginning.

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Every Manager Should Have This 1 Meeting Before Completing Their Employee's Performance Review

Every Manager Should Have This 1 Meeting Before Completing Their Employee's Performance Review | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It's that time of year. Are you ready?
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Great piece for this time of year as you close out annual performance assessments.  Great reminders on how to have fruitful conversations and provide good feedback, while also helping you prepare for the next performance period.

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A Helpful Guide to Reading Better

A Helpful Guide to Reading Better | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Reading more isn’t helpful unless you have a system to remember what you’re reading and use it to make better decisions, avoid problems, and live a more meaningful life.
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I couldn’t resist following my previous post on the benefits of reading with this short piece on how to get the most out of what you read and how to go about it.

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6 Small Habits That Will Help You Fully Embrace Your Role as CEO

6 Small Habits That Will Help You Fully Embrace Your Role as CEO | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs don't hesitate to put CEO on their business cards and email signatures. But earning the title requires changing your routine.
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Powerful insights regarding the attitude and heart that make the CEO title the fulfilling responsibility it conveys.

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Google Evaluates Leadership Skills Using These 13 Questions. How Would You Rank? (And How Would Your Employees Rate You?)

Google Evaluates Leadership Skills Using These 13 Questions. How Would You Rank? (And How Would Your Employees Rate You?) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Which also shows which behaviors and traits Google feels great leaders possess.
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Treating your subordinates with dignity and respect, giving them good performance feedback, and otherwise staying attuned to their needs are vital to their happiness and productivity.
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6 Simple Things You Can Do This Week To Fix Your Company Culture

6 Simple Things You Can Do This Week To Fix Your Company Culture | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Would you like your staff to just know the right way to behave? Or the best way to approach a challenging situation? Here are 6 concrete ways to create the culture that does the heavy lifting of managing your team.
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Excellent piece on influencing organization culture much of which comes down to leading by example!

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The Career Establishment are regularly asked to consult on fixing corporate cultures as many businesses remain focused purely on achieving year on year growth and don’t put a great deal of emphasis on building a strong corporate culture. Here are some great points in how to establish and fix your company culture that you might find valuable. Happy Reading.

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5 Simple Ways to Live Your Best Life With No Regrets

5 Simple Ways to Live Your Best Life With No Regrets | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
You need to be intentional if you want to find the path to excellence.
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Great advice for all leaders especially the short bit about taking the hard road to excellence!

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6 Mistakes New Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them

6 Mistakes New Leaders Make and How to Avoid Them | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Steer clear of this leadership faux-pas that could hijack employee engagement and undermine critical organizational results.
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Of the 6 below I find #5 the most dangerous as it has to do with employee engagement. According to the article an overwhelming 87% of employees are disengaged which translates most often to wasted time, lost productivity and small return on company investment in the employee relative to market share.

 

1. Creating a Habit of Over-Complicating

2. Falling Into the 'Commander' Mindset

3. Ineffectual Communication Skills

4. Inconsistency Around Expectations

5. Failing to Lead with Purpose

6. Prioritizing Process Over People

 

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Here's How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama

Here's How Highly Effective People Eliminate Drama | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
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Temperament goes a long way in developing relationships with those you lead. Getting an objective handle on your emotions before responding and considering how that response will be received will put you in good stead with your workforce, as well as engendering more trusting relationships.

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This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain

This Is What a Great Book Does to Your Brain | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
The neuroscience of deep reading will make you want to curl up with a great book.
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Another concept I lectured about for leaders last week was ‘read widely and apply.’ This article describes the research behind how the brain responds to deep reading, and how empathy for mankind results. Great read!
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Positive People: The 3 Emotionally Intelligent Behaviors They Practice Daily

Positive People: The 3 Emotionally Intelligent Behaviors They Practice Daily | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Engage negativity with the weapons of positivity.
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Not everyone can be happy all the time, but here is a good place to start!

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Think You're Just Average? Try Any of These 5 Tricks to Become Your Awesome Self

Think You're Just Average? Try Any of These 5 Tricks to Become Your Awesome Self | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone can learn the simple behaviors of the most successful people on the planet.
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All of these speak to the power of positive outlook!

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4 Rare Signs That Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

4 Rare Signs That Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
There's a clear difference between managing people as functions versus leading them as human beings.
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How do you rate against these signs—great piece!

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9 CEOs share their favorite productivity hacks

9 CEOs share their favorite productivity hacks | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
CEOs work an average of 62 hours a week and attend 37 meetings. Getting the most out of their hours is critical.
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#2 is my fave!
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Find The Work-Life Balance That Works For You By Following These 8 Steps

Find The Work-Life Balance That Works For You By Following These 8 Steps | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Anyone who balances a full-time job and demanding home life knows the challenges and importance of finding time to rest and recharge.
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Very good practical tips and reminders for taking control of your time and re-learning how to prioritize.

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Why Experts Say Reading Books Should Be on Your Daily To-Do List

Why Experts Say Reading Books Should Be on Your Daily To-Do List | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
It's a cognitive exercise that brings with it a wealth of benefits.
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I can’t extol enough the benefits of reading, and reading widely, as an intellectual tool of advantage.  You talk to any leader, and most will tell you how what they read makes them better.

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How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Watch for These 3 Rare Signs

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Watch for These 3 Rare Signs | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Fear is out, love is in.
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Practical love and treating employees with due respect as you would want to be treated, makes for a solid work environment. Great piece!
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A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal)

A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal) | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Researchers wanted to figure out what makes people happier as they get older. This surprising finding stood out.
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How do you perceive your boss? As a traditional supervisor or as a partner? Those who see them as the latter have a better relationship with them and higher job satisfaction according to this poll.
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The 1 Stunning Thing Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Asked For in Contract Negotiations

The 1 Stunning Thing Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Asked For in Contract Negotiations | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Sometimes, negotiations show the character of those involved. This was one of those times.
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Great vignette we can all learn something from...even if you are not a Red Sox fan!

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5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Decision Making | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
Read this post to learn about the most common mental errors that derail your decision making and cause you to make emotional and irrational choices.
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Fantastic piece explaining how our decision making today is driven by things such as the 24-hour news cycle, prolific social media presence and other factors which skew our judgment--a great read! Here are the 5 errors cited:

1. Survivorship Bias

2. Loss Aversion

3. The Availability Heuristic

4. Anchoring 

5. Confirmation Bias

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More Than Higher Pay and Promotions, Millennials Value These 4 Benefits Most

More Than Higher Pay and Promotions, Millennials Value These 4 Benefits Most | Strategy and Leadership | Scoop.it
80 percent of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise. Here are a few tips for your team to offer more flexible benefits and perks.
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Millennials are negotiating for more time and fitness-based perks over increased pay. Here is one author's take of the top 4: 

1. Points- or Budget-Based Perks

2. Technology Spending Account

3. Health and Wellness Options

4. Flexible Holidays

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