2019

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Trust in the Workplace: 6 Steps to Building Trust with Employees

David Grossman

“My employer” was named by 75% of those surveyed worldwide as the most trusted institution in the recently released 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. These findings from the annual report, now in its 19 th year, compared to trust in NGOs (57%), business (56%), government (48%) and media (47%). The report’s press release also pointed to a shift (for individuals) “. to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers.”.

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13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. -Charles Darwin. Darwin might not have quoted the above line with respect to business, but his words seem to echo in the business world, now more than ever. And managing people is no exception. Employee engagement is a very abstract concept. It is the “emotional connect” that an employee feels towards its organization.

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How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

Liquid Planner Productivity

Has this ever happened to you? You’re having a perfectly good morning. A warm cup of coffee is in your hand, and you think you’ve got your workload under control when suddenly it hits you—. You actually have a small avalanche of prioritized work to get through within the next two weeks, and it doesn’t help that your to-do list is lengthening by the minute.

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The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

Andrew Chen

Am I just getting old? When I encounter a new product idea for the first time, I find myself asking: Is this idea dumb? Or am I just getting old? Early on, there’s often not much to judge it on besides the idea. Sometimes the idea sounds either dumb or trivial. But over the years, I’ve started to not try to judge too much, especially when it’s early.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How To Launch A Product or Feature To Maximize Growth

Brian Balfour

Superhuman was founded in 2015 (3ish years ago at the time of writing this). From their landing page, they are building “The Fastest Email Experience Ever Made.” To this day, you can still not sign up and instantly gain access to their product. Yet, they have received more press, word of mouth, and funding than 95%+ of other products. Why? Because they've done the exact opposite of what most do for product and feature launches.

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7 Intriguing Employee Engagement Trends for 2019

15Five

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”. A fireman! A rooster! (I actually said this.). As children, we were asked this question over and over again. Even now as adults we ask the same question to the kids in our lives. It could just be a way to humor ourselves with the adorable answers we get, but truly, even from a young age we understand that the career path we pursue becomes a strong part of our identity.

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A new CST in South Africa

Agile42

Congratulations to our colleague and friend Regina Martins who has been approved as a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) by the Scrum Alliance at the recent Global Scrum Gathering in Vienna. Regina joins the rich list of agile42 CSTs in South Africa and worldwide. She is not only a great coach and trainer, but also very active in the local Agile community including SUGSA events, and the creative force behind the new "Artful Facilitator" concept now offered as the Masterful Facilitator program for

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The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good

Nir Eyal

Could there be a behavior more antithetical to human nature than exercise? Our caveman ancestors, if they could observe our workout habits today, would think we’ve lost our minds. We lift heavy objects into the air and return them to the exact spot where we picked them up. We buy ridiculous gadgetry to get in […] The post The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Why Resilience is a Top Skill Needed in Today’s Workplace

BetterUp

In my work as a researcher at BetterUp Labs , I have an opportunity to speak with business leaders across multiple industries about their biggest challenges. One theme continues to emerge—change at breakneck speed has become the norm in business today and it’s overwhelming our workforces. Workplace environments are reaching a breaking point. Employees are under enormous pressure to continuously adapt to new technologies, shifting priorities, and ways of working—and they aren’t equipped to keep u

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5 Major Changes Coming to the PMP Exam

Mike Griffiths

Some fundamental changes are coming to the PMP® exam. Currently slated for July 2020, the content and composition of the exam will be completely revamped. As described in the new  PMP Exam Content Outline , PMI commissioned a research study into trends in the project management profession. This study, called the Global Practice Analysis, investigated which job tasks and approaches people frequently use.

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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Face-To-Face Communication: 6 Reasons to Lead in Person

David Grossman

We all know how technology enables communication – email, voicemail, text message, instant message, Twitter. the list goes on. There are more than enough ways to communicate, and too often they add up to message overload for employees. That’s why when something is important, nothing compares to face-to-face communication. When a leader needs to inspire people—or move them to action—the best way to do it is to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what they need to know.

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27 Excellent Ways To Foster And Boost Happiness At Work

Vantage Circle

In the corporate workplace culture, happiness plays a crucial role in determining the productivity and satisfaction of a workforce. It also enhances the image of a company and improves its ability to retain its employees for the long term. So, it is fair to say that happiness at work is indispensable. Yet, the concept of happiness at work has only started to gain prominence in the past couple of decades.

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The Dangers of Helping: Are you too Helpful

Leadership Freak

The goal of helping is enabling, not more helping. Over-helpful leaders are over-worked and under-appreciated. Help in ways that strengthen competency and don’t create dependency.

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Why startups are hard — the math of venture capital returns tells the story

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, I’m happy to announce I’ve completed my first year in my new role at a16z, and it’s been a blast! I will write more about it coming up, but in the meantime, it’s very timely that my colleague Scott Kupor has written a new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road , with the fun subtitle “Venture capital and how to get it.” I’ve had the pleasure of reading ahead of its release, and as expected, it’s excellent, and provides a detailed guide and fantastic in depth info on everything you’d want

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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17 Easy Ways to Make Your Meetings Better

Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you dread meetings? You might be making one of the top 7 meeting mistakes. Don’t worry! I am going to go through each of the 7 meeting mistakes and give you 7 easy meeting solutions. Business people have a lot of meetings. So many, in fact, that by the time you finish reading this Continue reading "17 Easy Ways to Make Your Meetings Better". The post 17 Easy Ways to Make Your Meetings Better appeared first on Science of People.

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4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

15Five

“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night. With Afghan military partners we had just met, and who we didn’t fully trust yet. Our previous set of partners had attacked us, their own mentor team, inflicting 25 percent casualties.

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Liane Davey | How To Make Conflict Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Tanveer Nasser

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we're seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team? That's the focus of my conversation with organizational psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey in this episode of my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.

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Peter Hundermark One on One with Klaus Leopold

Agile42

Klaus Leopold, renowned coach and host of the Lean Business Agility YouTube channel, met at Enterprise Kanban Coach in Barcelona with agile42 coach Peter Hundermark. The result was a video about Kanban, Scrum, coaches, trainers, local optimization, etc… You can watch the interview here or on YouTube.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Four Keys to Leading, Not Just Managing, Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Change is the currency of leadership. Stated another way, if leading change isn’t part of your skillset, you will never be the leader you could be. Yet far more is written about managing change than leading change. I want to talk about the difference and give you four ways to begin truly leading change in […]. The post Four Keys to Leading, Not Just Managing, Change appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Superhero-ines: 3 Skills Women Use to Conquer Obstacles in the Workplace

BetterUp

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme #balanceforbetter encourages us to reflect upon what we each can do to build a gender balanced world. As an executive coach who works with rising female leaders, and creates programs and content for professionals around the globe, I am personally reflecting upon what we can do to build gender balance in the workplace.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

Mike Griffiths

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and the best servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile teams. Let’s start with the Agile Manifesto: The Agile Manifesto was created during a meeting in February 2001 that brought together a number of software and methodology experts who were at the forefront of the emerging agile methods.

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7 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss

David Grossman

What do employees want? While the answer varies by employee, our research and work reveals a collective “wish list” every boss should know.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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25 Leadership Qualities That Makes You A Good Leader

Vantage Circle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams. Over the decades, many companies could not compete with global competition. Among the ones that did succeed, most could not sustain their position in the market. Leaders like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet, with their vision, unshakable determination, and persistent hard work, led their respective companies to great heights.

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How to Overcome the Dangers of Entitlement

Leadership Freak

The source of entitlement is arrogance. If you aren’t grappling with arrogance, you’re blind to its influence. You’re arrogant if: Offenses come quickly and frequently. Are you easily offended?

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10 lessons from a serial entrepreneur

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, The Serial Entrepreneur — investors want to back them, newbies want to learn from them, and people want to work on their teams. It turns out that, yes, being a repeat entrepreneur comes with big advantages, but there are difficulties too! And when you go through a tough experience like launching a new product, it’s often the case that you want a “do over” on many aspects.

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[Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life

Nir Eyal

The post [Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life appeared first on Nir and Far.

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3 Remote Work Models: Which One Is the Best For You?

15Five

Pop quiz: in what year was the term “telecommuting” coined? Even trivia connoisseurs may be surprised by the answer. Like most, you may have guessed a time after the invention of the internet, but in fact, the first known remote worker was an employee of NASA in the early 70’s. (So perhaps a very remote worker?) In 1979, the Washington Post published the article “ Working at Home Can Save Gasoline ,”and from there the idea of telecommuting gained popularity.

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How To Make Learning More Effective | Leadership Espresso Shot 6

Tanveer Nasser

Key to succeeding at leadership in today is our ability to learn new skills to improve the way we lead. But how can we consistently apply these new skills over the long run, instead of falling back on old habits? In this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe, I share 3 simple steps that will make your learning more effective. As I share in this episode of my leadership podcast, this topic was inspired by a question I got from one of my listeners about how to make sure that when leaders at his organizat

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Cynefin, Wardley Maps and ORGANIC agility in Stockholm

Agile42

We live in a whitewater world. Change is rapid, and uncertainty is unavoidable. Leaders need the ability to take their organizations safely through these waters, but the old cliches and tools are no longer useful. Instead, frameworks and approaches that have been developed specifically for the management of uncertainty and complexity are essential. How do we make sense of the world so we can act in it?

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Communicating Unpopular Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

Communicating unpopular decisions is a task that all leaders will tackle at some point in their career. In a recent workshop, I was asked for tips to do this with greater confidence and skill. I wanted to share my answer here so you could benefit also. I have six ideas to help you prepare for […]. The post Communicating Unpopular Decisions appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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People Managers:The Antidote to Employee Burnout

BetterUp

As employee burnout continues to rise in the workplace, many HR leaders are asking themselves: how do we stop it? According to a recent Gallup study , two-thirds of full-time workers are experiencing burnout on the job. The impact is considerable and costly, for both employees and businesses. . Employee burnout is hurting companies, from high turnover and absenteeism to a loss in productivity and quality of work.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Mike Griffiths

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments. Yet most team retrospectives I see are broken. Teams spend too much time recording viewpoints and information—but not enough time reviewing or planning experiments.