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Beware of the Shiny New Toy Syndrome: People are Social not Platforms

Beware of the Shiny New Toy Syndrome: People are Social not Platforms | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Don’t be fooled. It’s people who are social, and their activity is what drives the creators of platforms to innovate. Platforms cannot be “social” in and of themselves. When people or brands say they don’t like a platform, what I believe is really happening is that they’re either interacting with the wrong people or they don’t think they’re receiving value from those they are following. Social media is about us… not the technology that facilitates it for us. Social technologies are just tools to help us communicate with each other.

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Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future

Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future | DPG Online | Scoop.it
One of my favorite sources of inspiration, Harold Jarche, has a really interesting post I wanted to point you to about how to organize for diversity and complexity, one of the themes we explore in great detail in Humanize.
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20 Essential TED Talks for Future Leaders

20 Essential TED Talks for Future Leaders | DPG Online | Scoop.it

If you want to get to the top in any field, whether it’s business, science, or even construction, you have to have some pretty solid leadership skills.


Unfortunately, these kinds of skills often aren’t the sort of thing you’ll find being taught in your college courses, and may take some extra effort to learn and apply outside of your classes.


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4 Steps to Building an Emotionally Intelligent Culture

4 Steps to Building an Emotionally Intelligent Culture | DPG Online | Scoop.it

In my article this week, I will discuss recommendations Cherniss, Goleman, Emmerling, Cowan, & Adler (1998) made after their research. They focus on the elements that must be in place to develop a culture that fosters and supports an emotionally satisfying and productive workplace — one in which individuals can thrive. Their four-step process suggests the following

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Delivering Effective Feedback

Delivering Effective Feedback | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Delivering effective feedback is critical to an individual’s improvement process. Being aware of the different types of feedback and knowing which type to use in a situation, allows you to impact someone in a positive manner. There are numerous situations that require feedback in the workplace.

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How To Spot Innovative Hires

How To Spot Innovative Hires | DPG Online | Scoop.it
A brain researcher divulges six interview questions--and other clues--to help distinguish innovators from ordinary workers.

Via Richard Andrews
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Managing Interruptions from Your Boss

Do you feel as if you’re constantly interrupted during the working day?

Sometimes it can seem that way, as if you only start the ‘real’ work when most colleagues have left. Interruptions can increase pressure, and make a carefully planned project appear impossibly overambitious. Your time is nibbled away, minute by minute.

And when the worst interrupter is your Manager – this can really test your diplomatic skills too.

Most of us find these interruptions particularly difficult to handle. After all, that’s our job isn’t it – to be helpful, co-operative and available when needed. You want to maintain a positive relationship with your Manager, be seen to have a ‘can do’ attitude and able to keep on top of your workload.

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4 Ways to Become a Leader People Want to Follow

4 Ways to Become a Leader People Want to Follow | DPG Online | Scoop.it
Tim Peters is the Co-Founder of Resolute Creative, a digital marketing group. He loves seeing organizations of all sizes come alive when they identify the best digital solutions to advance their cause.
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Monitoring Yourself And Your Employees

Monitoring Yourself And Your Employees | DPG Online | Scoop.it
As a manager, it’s sometimes tough to acknowledge that you may need help with something. People are taught that when they’re put into a position of leadership, they’re supposed to show confidence and strength in front of those who report to them.
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Motivation

Leaders respect and value the differences in others. In times of uncertainty, you accept that your available human resources are your only sustainable competitive advantage.
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Hey, Leaders! – Be Sure to Mingle with the Common Folks

Hey, Leaders! – Be Sure to Mingle with the Common Folks | DPG Online | Scoop.it
Mingle:  to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity; to move about, as in a group ————— Call this a thought for a Saturday.
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Stop greasing these 3 squeaky wheels

Stop greasing these 3 squeaky wheels | DPG Online | Scoop.it

“A ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t the highest priority project. It’s the loudest or most noticed. In many organizations, it gets the grease, while projects with greatest potential to bring about business results get delayed or set aside.”

 

This quote comes from the book Everything’s A Project, which I reviewed in a recent post. And it’s playing like a mantra in my thoughts.

We focus on squeaky wheels because they are irritating, not because they are important. We want the irritation to go away.

Here are three different types of squeaky wheels that can derail a business, along with thoughts on how to eliminate the noise:

 

Posted in Career DevelopmentLeadership Development“A ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t the highest priority project. It’s the loudest or most noticed.

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Exploring the HR Management Framework for Enterprise 2.0

Exploring the HR Management Framework for Enterprise 2.0 | DPG Online | Scoop.it

The title is a dead giveaway, and I am using the term ‘framework’ loosely. Why ?


Because I think no one really knows what a large-scale transition to social computing and collaboration as core work activities really means for today’s (and tomorrow’s) human resources professionals and the management processes and practices they design, implement, coach and manage.


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How to Build Great Collaborations

How to Build Great Collaborations | DPG Online | Scoop.it

But we live in an age that celebrates outsize individuals, putting CEOs and founders on magazine covers with the clear implication that they—and they alone—are responsible for their mesmerizing and frankly incredible success stories. This is almost always wrong and it's misleading: The people and the places that excel at collaborating are writing the big success stories of the future. That said, collaboration is hard: hard to do and, frankly, hard to write about. So bear with me.

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The Unexpected Way To Use Your Social Network Strategically

The Unexpected Way To Use Your Social Network Strategically | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to be on the social media bandwagon now, with the most enthusiastic advocates often competing to build up their networks of Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or LinkedIn connections.

 

But rather than counting how many moons you have in your network, what you ought to be doing is figuring out how to get the most benefit from the right ones

 

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Authentic Leadership Development: Microwave or Slow Cooker?

Authentic Leadership Development: Microwave or Slow Cooker? | DPG Online | Scoop.it

In other posts, I have tried (with respect) to call-out my colleagues for providing lightweight advice that really doesn’t work for the long haul.


I have asked them to join me in creating what I see as authentic Leadership (Big L) that grows leaders slowly and effectively refines the recipes of up-and-comer leaders like a “crock pot” cooker cooks a delicious recipe over time

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Should employers hire overqualified candidates?

Should employers hire overqualified candidates? | DPG Online | Scoop.it

A reader writes:


I’m currently hiring for a policy analyst position. Our position description says that we expect a graduate degree in public policy or related field, and at least 2-5 years of work experience...

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Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution

Flipped Classroom A New Learning Revolution | DPG Online | Scoop.it

There has been a growing buzz around a recently coined phrase " Flipped Classroom". This term starts to take root in education as more and more educators are discovering it. So what is this all about and what are its advantages in learning and teaching?


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The Grass Isn’t Greener

The Grass Isn’t Greener | DPG Online | Scoop.it
We often think that the grass will be greener somewhere else.
We believe we’ll be happier and more successful anywhere but where we are.
And so we pursue happiness.
And chase success.
Thinking one day we will magically find them.
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Knowledge is no longer power

Knowledge is no longer power | DPG Online | Scoop.it
Knowledge is poser.Knowledge is important but if there is no action to validate and put it to use, then, frankly there is just no point.

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Two Perspectives You Must Have For Personal Growth (Part 2)

Two Perspectives You Must Have For Personal Growth (Part 2) | DPG Online | Scoop.it

The following is an excerpt from my book, Leadership Starts With You. Before diving into this post, I would encourage you to first read Two Perspectives You Must Have For Personal Growth (Part 1).

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Managing Your Manager

Managing Your Manager | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Even managers have managers. Our bosses don’t always make our work life easy. A bad boss can impede the ability to work efficiently, can foster a negative work environment, or can be an obstacle to career advancement.
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How to Become Truly Social

How to Become Truly Social | DPG Online | Scoop.it

By Guest Author Dov Seidman The companies that thrive and win as social enterprises will be those that do the most with their social connections.  Winning in this environment requires more than new technology; here are ten ways to become truly...

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Two Perspectives You Must Have For Personal Growth (Part 1) | timmilburn.com

Two Perspectives You Must Have For Personal Growth (Part 1) | timmilburn.com | DPG Online | Scoop.it

Leaders can’t take an interest in growing others if they choose to take an intermission in growing themselves.


Growing old doesn’t take a lot of work. You can grow old without even thinking about it. Unfortunately, maturity doesn’t come with birthdays.

Learning doesn’t happen naturally like aging. Learning takes work. The disciplined kind of work we’ve been talking about. People want to follow someone who is self-disciplined, not someone who is self-destructive. This is why leaders must be learners.

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