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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. Here are some skills you can sharpen to boost your leadership skills and help your team be more effective and increase results. 1-Wander Around. Do you remember M.B.W.A. aka Management By Wandering Around?

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.

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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. Leadership can be defined as a unique form of behavior that results from the integration of, among other things, attitude , knowledge and experience. That being said, what can you do if you want to develop and use your full leadership potential?

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. Gallup also determined that poorly managed teams are on average 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well-managed teams.

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. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to run a business or be a leader or work with people without encountering some difficult relationships. With a few simple tools, though, you can learn to minimize the roller coaster ride dealing with these challenges.

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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. Here are 6 of the best strategies to help you improve your leadership skills. Remain humble. Leadership starts with humility. It means remembering that your success depends on others.

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. Employees represent and translate your company’s values to your clients. What do you look for in an employee? You probably already have an idea of the education or skillset you’re looking for.

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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%. If you stop to think about it, you’ll begin to notice things you normally wouldn’t be aware of. The feel of air moving in and out of your nose, throat, and lungs. The touch of clothes on your skin.

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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. Fear of not delivering, of dissapointing others, of being judged, of losing wealth, fear of conflict with loved ones, fear of making the wrong decisions. We are afraid to be ourselves, afraid to grow up, afraid to make commitments. The list goes on and on.

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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? When we are actively listened to we feel valued and are far more likely to be engaged and compromise if necessary. Listening is about far more than words.

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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. You have an enormous responsibility as the President of this nation because its success depends entirely on you. Its entire population (you!) can’t succeed without you. That’s a lot of power. You’re in charge!

The Post-Pandemic Future of Work: An Optimistic Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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The Three Types of AI: Artificial, Authentic, and Augmented Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The history of work - particularly since the Industrial Revolution - is the history of people outsourcing their labor to machines,” notes a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, - AI Should Augment Human Intelligence, Not Replace It , - by National University of Singapore professor David De Cremer and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

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The Coming Era of Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The last 15 years have been tough times for many Americans, but there are now encouraging signs of a turnaround,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Georgios Petropoulos in The Coming Productivity Boom , a recent opinion article in the MIT Technology Review.

A new common tragedy?

Clark Quinn

Recently, my kids (heh, in their 20s) let me know that they don’t use Yelp. That actually surprised and puzzled me. Not specifically because of Yelp, but instead because there’s a societal benefit that’s possibly being undermined or abandoned.

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What Musical Mindsets Can Teach Us About Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their recently published book, Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation , Panos Panay and R. Michael Hendrix argue that “the mindsets developed by musicians make them good entrepreneurs.”

2021 Top 10 Tools for Learning

Clark Quinn

As always, I like to participate in my Internet Time Alliance colleague Jane Hart’s Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. However, in reviewing last year’s list , things haven’t changed much. Still, it’s worth getting out there.

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Representation Matters

Clark Quinn

There is a deep sense of where and how representation matters. Then there are less critical, but still important ways in which presentation counts. It includes talking about stereotypes, and calling out inappropriate labeling. Concepts matter, clarity matters, transparency matters.

The Transformation of Logistics in the Retail Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the spring of 2018, MIT launched the Work of the Future Task Force to understand the impact of our increasingly intelligent machines on the future of work, and how to best harness these technological innovations for social benefit.

Jay Cross Memorial Award 2021: Sahana Chattopadhyay

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross was a deep thinker and a man of many talents, never resting on his past accomplishments. Following his death in November 2015, the partners of the Internet Time Alliance — Jane Hart, Charles Jennings, Harold Jarche, and myself — resolved to continue Jay’s work.

Business and Technology Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, I attended Predictions 21 , an online event organized by Forrester Research to help companies understand the key business and technology dynamics that will shape 2021 and beyond.

????? ??? ??????, M????, ??????????: some thoughts around trying to translate Cynefin into Greek

Dave Snowden

Unless this is the first time you have stumbled across this blog by accident, you might have come across the idea of “the Wiki”.

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Misaligned expectations

Clark Quinn

As part of the Learning Development Conference that’s going on for the next five weeks (not too late to join in!), there have already been events. Given that the focus is on evidence-based approaches, a group set up a separate discussion room for learning science.

Pleaches, Liggers & the ‘C’ words

Dave Snowden

Two interesting sets of interactions on social media triggered today’s post. One was a distinction made between cutting down a tree and trimming a hedge. That one came from a tweet by Sonja in which she said “ I liked the analogy of hedge trimming vs tree felling.

Siphonophorae not hybrid (1 of 2)

Dave Snowden

I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post. For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.

Natural science as counter-factual

Dave Snowden

I originally intended to publish this post way back in May and got all the notes together but a mixture of work pressure and ill health (a bad foot infection now resolved) have hit the backlog.

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Too fast, too soon?

Dave Snowden

This post picks up on the idea of shallow monogamy in my post of a few days ago looking at some of the obstacles to the adoption of complexity thinking.

Concept Maps and Learning

Clark Quinn

Once again, someone notified me of something they wanted me to look at. In this case, a suite of concept maps, with a claim that this could be the future of education.

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Car design trends

Doc Searls

On Quora, here’s my answer to What are the worst design trends in modern cars?

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15 years on

Dave Snowden

So on this day, 15 years ago I wrote my first ever blog post. I was just settling into staff accommodation at Nanyang University (The banner picture I grabbed from Google Street View but I can’t remember exactly which one) for a three-month sabbatical.

Overworked IDs

Clark Quinn

I was asked a somewhat challenging question the other day, and it led me to reflect. As usual, I’m sharing that with you. The question was “How can IDs keep up with everything, feel competent and confident in our work?” It’s not a trivial question! So I’ll share my response to overworked IDs.

My ‘Man on the Moon’ Project

Clark Quinn

There have been a variety of proposals for the next ‘man on the moon’ project since JFK first inspired us. This includes going to Mars, infrastructure revitalization, and more. And I’m sympathetic to them. I’d like us to commit to manufacturing and installing solar panels over all parking lots, both to stimulate jobs and the economy, and transform our energy infrastructure, for instance.

There's No One Thing Called Ethics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote this in OLDaily today: There's a lesson here anyone interested in the ethics of AI or education or whatever should heed. There are no simple solutions, because there will never be unanimous agreement on highly contested issues.

The Urgent Need for Wide-Scale Upskilling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few topics are as important as the future of work in our 21st century digital economy.

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leadership in a distributed workplace

Harold Jarche

Distributed, remote, and even hybrid work have one similar quality — they expose cracks in the system that could be covered over in face-to-face settings. They make dysfunctional workplaces transparently obvious. Distributed work, like online teaching, has to be much more explicit.

Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Clark Quinn

Asked about why I used the word pedagogy instead of andragogy, I think it’s worth elaborating (since I already had in my reply ;) and sharing. In short, I think it’s a false dichotomy. So here’s my analysis of andragogy vs pedagogy. Looking at Knowles’ andragogy, I think it’s misconstrued.

A word or two about words …

Dave Snowden

In some ways this post is a follow up to a point I made yesterday about the dangers of creating a coat of rhinestones on something rotten at the heart and by way or warning it is polemical in nature.

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Networks and Complexity (1)

Dave Snowden

Complex human systems, such as organizations, communities or economies, go hand-in-hand with networks.

battling elves and building civilizations

Harold Jarche

Why do we follow others? Because we trust them for their knowledge, advice, support, vision, etc. “We follow others for various reasons, some because of their knowledge, some because of their vision, some because of their inspiration, and all for the confidence we place in them.

Spotting anomalies

Dave Snowden

From time to time I get very frustrated at the ability of consultants and academics to correctly diagnose reasons for failure or success with the benefit of hindsight but fail to realise why the diagnosis of itself is not enough to make a difference the next time round.

A message to CxOs 2: about org learning myths

Clark Quinn

When I wrote my last post on a message to CxOs about L&D myths, I got some pushback. Which, for the record, is a good thing; one of us will learn something. As a counter to my claim that L&D often was it’s own worst enemy, there was a counter.

Coherence and ‘truth’

Dave Snowden

So I’m back at the desk in my study, driven home from two weeks walking and cycling in the Lake District by Atlantic storms a day early. I’ve found a perfect self-catering location that is reasonably priced and within 90 minutes of the bulk of the walks.

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Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model

Dan Pontefract

In Episode 6 of “Management Musings,” I’m letting you in on a model I’ve been using for years, the 4D Self Management Model. I find… The post Management Musings: Episode 6 – 4D Self Management Model appeared first on Pontefract Group.

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