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4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

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A good leader provides constant motivation to his team to help them maintain excellence and quality in results. A good leader always looks for ways to improve efficiency and quality, especially if this can be done by simplifying processes or without increasing an employee’s workload.

2 Strategies to Develop Your Leadership

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Leadership, Leadership, Leadership! There is an abundant and constant flow of information on leadership in the form of books and articles including material on leadership development and best practices.

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3 Common Performance Management Mistakes

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Good Management is Key. According to Gallup , a US firm specializing in management research, in a survey of more than one million Americans, “people quit their bosses, not the organization.” ” The effect of mismanagement is widely felt.

Leadership Tools: 4 Steps to Handle Difficult Relationships

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We’ve all experienced them. We can’t get along with everyone, right? Difficult relationships can be stressful, frustrating and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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6 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners. Developing your leadership skills and abilities is a lifelong pursuit. It’s one that requires you to never stop learning and growing as a person. Leadership means continuing to tackle new challenges, face new changes and overcome new obstacles.

Leadership Tools: Building Your Ideal Team

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How to Build Your Ideal Team. One of the best and sometimes trickiest parts of being a leader is having the opportunity to build your ideal team. Choosing the right employees can make a huge difference in the success of your company.

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Top 3 Myths About Change Management

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Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. As an organizational psychologist, I can tell you that this alarming failure rate is often attributed to the human factor! Here are 3 classical myths that I frequently deal with in my practice. Myth #1 – It is important to communicate the information in groups.

Leadership Tools: Clarity in Communication

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Clarity Begins with Our Mighty Minds. Did you know our brains communicate information at the rate of some four billion neuron impulses per second? All that information feeds through our senses, and yet we’re only consciously aware of about 2,000. That’s only 0.00005%.

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Leadership Tools: Conquering Fear

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What do you fear? Stop for a moment and think about this: what keeps you from living your dreams? What problem tends to dominate the average person’s life without us even noticing? The answer: FEAR! People live every day in fear.

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Leadership Tools: Effective Listening

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Effective Listening Isn’t Waiting Your Turn to Speak All too often we are far more enthusiastic about talking than we are listening. Yet effective listening is vital for effective communication. Would you believe that most conflicts are simple misunderstandings?

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You are Your Own President

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Welcome President You Congratulations! You are the president of your own nation, and it is called “Imagination”…get it? “Imagi-NATION” This particular nation is the driving force behind your life and is the underlying factor for your future.

Thinking about reframing

Clark Quinn

I found something interesting, and wanted to share, but…I realize this is supposed to be about my learnings about learning. So, I’m framing it as thinking about reframing ;). Seriously, it’s about extant models and opportunities to rethink.

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Losing our collective minds?

Clark Quinn

So, after that mess on Twitter, I next see on LinkedIn a recognized personage who proceeds to claim that learning styles are legit. And, the basis for this claim is fundamentally wrong. So I’m beginning to fear that we’re losing our collective minds!

Reflecting on Leading in Uncertainty

Dave Snowden

On 11 June 2020, I had the privilege of being part of a fascinating conversation about leadership. We had a diverse panel made up of – – Eliat Aram is the CEO of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations.

COVID-19 The Future of Society

Dave Snowden

This key post in our COVID series has been written by our long term partner and friend Wendy Schultz a major thought leader in the Futures Community. It describes the critical importance of starting to think about the future now, not once the crisis is over.

Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,” asks Learning from the Future , a recent Harvard Business Review article by Peter Scoblic , in its opening sentence.

It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.

Dan Pontefract

During the week of April 20, I hosted 40 thinkers, authors, leaders, and keynote speakers from around the world at a virtual leadership event called “Speak Aid.” ” We raised $33,000 … Continue reading "It’s Not The New Normal. Think Of It As The Great Reset.".

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A little silliness

Clark Quinn

So, this was a little silliness I did in the 99 second presos at the Learning & Development Conference. It was the second one (the other was more aspirational). I’d put it together and then wasn’t sure, but there was time and space.

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

This blog post is written by Dave Snowden (the Cynefin Centre) and Millie Begovic (UNDP) to launch a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic – to which we invite your participation.

How Will Covid-19 Transform Urban Life?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

This is the second post of several that I am publishing this month to update some of my original work in knowledge management and in particular the role of narrative in as a scaffold of meaning between and within individuals, community and society.

Where are we going most wrong?

Clark Quinn

…and what’s most important to fix? I was a co-conspirator on the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and we identified 8 values that separated typical elearning from serious elearning. However, I suspect that not all are as important, nor hard to fix.

Getting Wiser

Clark Quinn

I’ve been interested in wisdom as a stretch goal. That is, if what I (and, ideally, we) do is help people become smarter, could we go further? Could we help people get wiser? Let’s be clear, I am not claiming that I am wise.

Reflections on Complexity, Chaos and COVID-19

Dave Snowden

In 1990, from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometres away, the Voyager 1 spacecraft took a now-iconic picture of our planet.

Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

On twitter the other day, I was asked how I could on one hand rail against myths, and on the other work with orgs who either sell or promote DiSC and MBTI. The problem, it appears, was a perception that I’m deeply involved with orgs that perpetuate the problem.

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Its getting personal …

Dave Snowden

Last year was a difficult by any standards as I have previously recounted. I entered 2020 on a pathway to recovery from various physical and mental assaults but with the frustration of waiting to be allowed to drive again.

More Marketing Myths

Clark Quinn

The other day a tweet caught my eye that used a myth to get you to click a link. Worse, clicking the link led to another myth. These are folks I think are generally good, and it seems that their actual offering made sense, but the approach does not.

Remote Work is Surprisingly Productive, But For Many… Something Is Missing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What If Working From Home Goes on … Forever? asks science and technology journalist Clive Thompson in the title of his June 9 NY Times Magazine article. “The coronavirus crisis is forcing white-collar America to reconsider nearly every aspect of office life.

Experimenting with conference design

Clark Quinn

As part of coping in this time of upheaval, I’m trying different things. Which isn’t new, but there seem to be more innovations to tap into. In addition to teaching a course on mobile learning, I’m one of the speakers at a new online event.

Collective mind losing redux

Clark Quinn

I reported about a conversation on LinkedIn badly defending learning styles. And, the subsequent post came out. Sad to say, it doesn’t do anything better, and instead is yet another bad example of reasoning. It’s a ‘collective mind losing’ redux!

Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?

Dan Pontefract

Q: As leaders, how do we strike the right balance between providing the long-term vision for where we are going with the short-term immediacy of the crisis at hand? Isn’t that … Continue reading "Ask Dan: What Is The Right Leadership Balance Between Short-Term Crises And Our Long-Term Vision?".

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The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following World War II and the onset of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the US undertook a series of measures to strengthen the resilience of the country.

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An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19

Dan Pontefract

To the CEOs of companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Oracle, AT&T, Verizon, TELUS, Rogers, Bell, BT and Telstra, I have a request. Gather your c-suite. Ask … Continue reading "An Open Letter To The CEOs Of High Tech And Telecom Regarding COVID-19".

Cynefin St David’s Day (5 of 5)

Dave Snowden

I don’t know if I displaying a keen anticipatory capability in focusing on Disorder, the all too often ignored fifth domain of Cynefin, in this annual update series; if so it was unconscious.

Cynefin St David’s Day 2020 (1 of n)

Dave Snowden

On St David’s Day last year, I started a five-part series of posts to update the Cynefin Framework, all illustrated by pictures of the mountains of Eryri, or Snowdonia if you want to use the Saxon which derives from Snow Dun, or snow hill.

Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Given the chances of a face-to-face book and speaking tour in 2020 for LEAD. is as likely as me growing a full head of hair again, I am … Continue reading "Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD. WIN.". The post Announcing Three Free Virtual Book Launch Events for LEAD.

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ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

Clark Quinn

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

Big, thick and rich (the data)

Dave Snowden

Plans for a series of key blog posts after my March update series on Cynefin have been disrupted by COVID-19 and the need to both manage the situation within Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre, but more importantly, create a range of offerings to provide capability around the pandemic crisis.

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Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden

Points of inflection

Clark Quinn

In a conversation the other day, I was asked about what’s needed, and what’s missing, in making the L&D revolution come to life. I’ve previously opined about the changes I think are necessary, but I realized that for folks making the change, there are hurdles.

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The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values

Dan Pontefract

Founded in 2004, Facebook went public a mere eight years later on May 18, 2012. At the time of this writing, the market cap of Facebook was $661 billion. It … Continue reading "The Incongruity Of Facebook’s So-Called Core Values".

How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19

Dan Pontefract

As of this writing, the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t declared COVID-19 (aka: coronavirus) a pandemic, but the likelihood grows by the hour. Whether or not it receives such a … Continue reading "How To Lead Remote Employees In The Wake Of COVID-19".

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Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“With each major crisis, be it war, pandemic, or major new technology, there has been a need to reinvent the relationships between individuals, businesses, and government,” wrote MIT professor Alex “Sandy Pentland in the first chapter of Building the New Economy.

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