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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.


I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story.


So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing:


Lucy's kind of unhappy.


To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place. It comes down to a simple formula:



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Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's kind of unhappy.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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7 Steps to Ruling Your Tribe

7 Steps to Ruling Your Tribe | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Every company, large and small, is driven by the passion to be the best, to create the next big thing, and to succeed.


Even just to make it through the week.


We often think about our external-facing brand, but we have a brand inside the company too. Understanding how to drive your own tribe is crucial to success.


So, here’s a seven-point game plan that helps:


1. Make sure everyone in the company knows how the company started.


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Every company, large and small, is driven by the passion to be the best, to create the next big thing, and to succeed.

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Why We're More Likely To Remember Content With Images And Video (Infographic)

Why We're More Likely To Remember Content With Images And Video (Infographic) | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you want someone to remember your message--in a presentation, an article, or a report--tell them a story.

Our brains are far more engaged by storytelling than a list of facts--it’s easier for us to remember stories because our brains make little distinction between an experience we are reading about and one that is actually happening. And while we've covered the importance of storytelling before, there is another element that can drive your point home even more--images. That's because visuals add a component to storytelling that text cannot: speed.

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If you want someone to remember your message--in a presentation, an article, or a report--tell them a story.

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Julianna Cerchio's curator insight, September 21, 6:56 PM

This article is interesting when it comes to social media marketing. It is important for marketers to be aware that consumers remember stories easier then lists of facts, because when marketers are choosing how to market their products they should consider this article and the information it has to offer. I agree with the fact that i remember stories more frequently then lists of facts when it comes to marketing and advertising and even when studying for school.

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Momentum Factor's curator insight, Today, 9:40 AM

"HubSpot's social-media scientist Dan Zarrella found tweets with images are 94% more likely to be retweeted than tweets without." Adding images allows people to remember your message easier, and quicker! #DirectSelling

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7 Online Tools to Help You Create Amazing Visual Content

7 Online Tools to Help You Create Amazing Visual Content | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
When it comes to online content creation and marketing, we’re becoming more and more attracted to visuals. Visual content has grown in leaps and bounds in the last 12-18 months with marketers discovering new ways to communicate and engage with their audiences.

With so many ways to get your message across, the sky is the limit. While we all have awesome ideas we would like to share visually, some of us may not have the budget (or the skills) to make it happen.
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7 Online Tools to Help You Create Amazing Visual Content.

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:‚ÄúReporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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How A Culture Of Learning Makes Teams More Productive

How A Culture Of Learning Makes Teams More Productive | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Make it okay to ask questions


“We have weekly Q&A sessions where the whole company comes together. This was true when we were 20 people and it’s true now when we’re closer to 100. People can ask questions of [CEO Adam D'Angelo], of other managers, or each other. It's really about being encouraging of what people what to know about in the company.


The second area is making it okay to ask outside. We feel comfortable consulting with other companies we might have some connections with, where they might have similar challenges, where we might learn if we share best practices with each other. An example: Recently, we hosted a roundtable where startups came to Quora to talk about infrastructure. A lot of us use Amazon Web Services and we were starting to think about how we could improve cost. We wanted to learn from bigger companies and smaller companies what they had taken on."


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So how can encouraging your employees to learn boost productivity? Huang lays out four guiding principles:

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Qiufang Chen's curator insight, September 19, 1:06 AM

This article is give us four ideas of been  learnt more productive as a team from other culture. Ask questions is good and to be encouraged  to do it. And trust people can learn whether where they belong to the   Culture, investing people to learn. Other idea is that creating the opportunity  to help the team to learn, and able to get feedback from people very fast and efficiently. The process of getting data includes running experiences, getting data, getting feedback and tackling the problems. Finally the important factor of culture learning is that learning to prioritize proper.

 

All of those ideas show that the team have an attitude of dealing prioritized questions and data throughout the culture learning.

it is also about the two channels of communications in the team to better serve a company been more productive.

John Michel's curator insight, September 20, 6:18 AM

You can’t really learn in a vacuum--the more opportunities you have to practice, the more you can learn. One big aspect for that is making sure you have the ability to get feedback really quickly.

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4 Steps To Getting What You Want By Chris Gaborit

4 Steps To Getting What You Want By Chris Gaborit | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Is there something you want so badly that it hurts? Is there a secret goal that you have? Do you wish there was a way to get what you want?

If you answered “yes,” then remember these four tips to make your dreams a reality.

1. You Are Drawn To That Thing That You Look At The Most

If you dig down deep into your innermost thoughts, you will discover that the thing you concentrate on the most is the same thing drawing your conscious mind.


At the age of 24, I was working for a nonprofit organization earning a pitiful salary. There was no room for promotion, salary increase, or ever being wealthy. However, one day I heard a man speak about goal setting. This teaching changed my life forever.

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Sometimes you can get what you want. Set some goals and go get it.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, September 17, 5:20 PM

Your mind is more powerful than you realise.  Set yourself up for success by focussing on what you want.

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7 Ways to Avoid Decision Paralysis

There's a passage in Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science that captures three decades of research on human judgment. "The mind overestimates vivid dangers, falls into ruts, and manages multiples pieces of data poorly. It is swayed unduly by desire and emotion and even the time of day. It is affected by the order in which information is presented and how problems are framed."


In this "news-feed" era, there's simply too much information. And as long as Google exists, it will be harder and harder to say "I don't know," even though the feel of not knowing--those vexing moments when we can't think of the answer--is the critical last step of problem-solving. Instead of pushing through a mental impasse, we pull out our phones and search for information, even though more information can often detract us from making an accurate judgment. It's a frustrating, self-perpetuating cycle.

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The more choices you have, the more stressful it can be. Here's how to move from frustrated to decided.

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George Lianos's curator insight, September 18, 3:29 PM

An interesting phrase..."The mind overestimates vivid dangers...it is swayed unduly." It is important for us to consider all sides of an argument. Opinion is just that. One hypothesis is that we don't need to acknowledge good as it probably won't hurt us (except for an excess of chocolate or alcohol or the like:) ). However, our freeze, flight and/or flight mechanisms are tuned to react to what our thinking patterns and belief structures tell us are dangers. Our judgement and decision making is based on our thinking patterns, beliefs and motivations, which are derived from our memories and experiences, and probably in part our DNA. So, what is dangerous to one, may or may not be dangerous to another. Self-awareness is one of the key's to this puzzle.

How is your judgement in certain circumstances?

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5 Tips to Totally Dominate Your Monday

5 Tips to Totally Dominate Your Monday | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If Friday is the day we welcome with excitement and a big sigh of contentment, Sunday night is the time when we mentally brace ourselves for the workweek that lies ahead.


But there's nothing to dread about Monday morning--especially if you make a point of doing these five simple things:


Give yourself time.


It's so easy as a leader to pack your day full of meetings. Although I meet with our senior executive staff first thing every Monday morning, I also think it's important to cordon off some time that day just for thinking. A blank spot on your calendar that's reserved for creative brainstorming--not actual work products or Facebook procrastination--at the start of the week is a great idea if you can swing it. See what bubbles up.

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Who kills it on Mondays? You do, starting now. Beat back the blahs with these easy steps.

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6 Simple Ways To Improve The Way You Speak

6 Simple Ways To Improve The Way You Speak | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going to be an effective communicator. However, one element of spoken communication is often overlooked--the way you speak.


We’ve all heard people whose voices are too grating, soft, or fake. Some people’s speech is so unpleasant that they undermine the speaker’s message entirely. However, you can take steps to improve the quality, tone, and expression of your voice, and how you express yourself vocally. It just takes a little know-how and practice.



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What's the secret of all great communicators? It's all in the delivery. Here's how to enhance, tone, and take care of your speaking voice.

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The Traits That Lead To Success - And How To Tell Who's Got Them

The Traits That Lead To Success - And How To Tell Who's Got Them | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Technology changes quickly. Companies implode and people switch jobs every few years.


If 30% of information in some fields becomes obsolete in a year, how long does expertise last? says Liz Wiseman in her forthcoming book, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.


It’s not that expertise isn’t helpful, but success comes from constantly approaching work as a “perpetual rookie,” Wiseman writes, someone who is “living and working perpetually on a learning curve.” People who can do that will thrive. Here’s how to recognize someone who’s always in back-to-school mode:


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Being a good leader often means approaching situations with a rookie mindset. Here's how to tell if you are up to the challenge.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, Today, 10:51 AM

"Being a good leader often means approaching situations with a rookie mindset." 

 

Without this "rookie" mindset, a leader will gravitate towards him/her knowing the answer or relying too heavily on "experts" who supposedly know the answers.  And this will inevitably lead to groupthink and static thinking.

 

Instead, ask thoughtful questions and inspire the same of those around you -- this is the only path to critical thinking and innovation ... and to create the organizational culture that naturally thinks and operates in this way.

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How To Talk About Money During The Hiring Process

How To Talk About Money During The Hiring Process | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you need inspiration to ask the salary question, just think about a plumber.


The plumber isn’t going to come over and walk around looking at the work that a homeowner needs done without talking about money. Eventually the plumber is going to say “You’re looking at about ten thousand dollars worth of work” or the homeowner is going to say “How much is this going to cost me?”


They’re not going to dance around the topic and hope for the best. Only job-seekers do that, and only a certain kind of job-seeker.


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You can’t keep going on interviews with no idea of what an employer is planning to pay you if you get the job. You have to bring up the topic of salary.

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James Schreier's curator insight, September 15, 2:41 PM

A different take on an important topic!

Loans Knight's comment, September 15, 10:11 PM
But sometimes i feel little embarrass by asking that question :(
B Goburn Smith's curator insight, September 16, 7:22 AM

Yes salary is important, however, use a little common sense and diplomacy.  Hopefully the hiring manager will broach the subject first.  Bring up salary when it appears the company is seriously interested in you. Above all do your "homework" and research the industry salary standards, the company's salary ranges and your point of entry.   

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How Introverts Can Network Without Losing Their Minds

How Introverts Can Network Without Losing Their Minds | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Introverts recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from interacting with other people for long periods of time, particularly in stimulating, crowded environments.


Extroverts, conversely, lose energy from spending time alone. They recharge by interacting with other people in highly social environments.


This personality dimension has nothing to do with shyness. According to author Susan Cain, presiding commander in chief of the introverts, shyness is a fear of negative judgment, while introversion is a preference for quiet, minimally stimulating environments. In other words, a lack of interest in socializing (introversion) is clearly different than fearing it (shyness).

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A survival guide for making the most of a networking event, or everyday opportunities, as someone who'd rather run the other way.

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How To Be A Super Influencer by Chris Gaborit

How To Be A Super Influencer by Chris Gaborit | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Everyone from general managers to system engineers is trying to influence stakeholders. Even the richest man in the world, Bill Gates spoke in a recent interview about having to influence stakeholders to complete his latest project. He said, “Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable.”


Ultimately, all projects depend on the buy-in and ongoing support of stakeholders. Some are internal, such as managers and employees. Other are external, such as suppliers and shareholders.

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If influencing stakeholders is going to help your project, as well as your performance review, bonus, salary, and future career, then it's important to find out how you can become a better stakeholder influencer.

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Is Self-Doubt Holding You Back? 5 Ways To Build Confidence And Banish Doubt

Is Self-Doubt Holding You Back? 5 Ways To Build Confidence And Banish Doubt | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

The problem with self-doubt is that the fear it creates stops us from living the lives we most want and changing the things we don’t.  How?  Fear keeps us living small and stuck in jobs that don’t fulfill us but feel safe.  But is there really anything safe about living a life where you feel disengaged, disillusioned or desperate to be doing something else? of course not. The truth is that who you are is not your doubts. The key to banishing them isn’t to wish them away, but to take action in their presence.


It’s easy to mislead ourselves into thinking that if we just had the success we wanted, then we’d never doubt ourselves again and ooze the confidence we see in others.  But it actually works in reverse.

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If you find yourself plagued by self-doubt, you’re not alone. In fact, one study of managers by the European Institute for Leadership and Management revealed that 50% of female managers and 31% of male managers admitted to experiencing self-doubt.

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3 Ways Responsive Leaders Learn to Lead Themselves

3 Ways Responsive Leaders Learn to Lead Themselves | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

While many leaders rely on proven past methods (often learned in B-school), others are taking new approaches that help them transcend what they already know. These fresh methods help them handle the day-to-day, while becoming responsive to other things that matter.


One of these “new” methods is a coaching approach that has been used with individuals, now making its way into the C-suite.


“The ‘coach approach’ asks leaders to define who they want to be at this moment and in the future,” says Jennifer Antolak, president of Learning Journeys, a life coaching academy. “And it’s about helping others understand that we support their choices.”

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It's easy to lead others. But when today's business climate includes untimely squalls and unpredictable tsunamis, it's difficult to know how to lead yourself.

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Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers. At least, that’s what a new CareerBuilder survey seems to suggest.

Of the thousands surveyed, only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management (the rest said they aspire to middle-management or department-head roles). Broken down further, the results show that more men (40%) hope to have a leadership role than women (29%), and that African Americans (39%) and LGBT workers (44%) are more likely to want to climb the corporate ladder than the national average.

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Recent survey shows that most American workers aren’t interested in becoming managers.

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The Importance of Listening to Your Employees

Corporate culture is not static; it grows and changes with the people in it. As a business owner, I like to think that the business has a lot to do with me, but I have realized it has just as much to do with the people who work with me and how they feel about the business.


We spend a lot of time before we hire getting to know prospective employees and making sure they fit the team. I also do employee surveys once a year to gauge where things are. I am far from being the perfect manager, so I am grateful to my employees who have taught me how to improve.


I ask employees what they like about their jobs, what they hate about their jobs, and what they think we should be doing differently. Many of my innovations come from employees' suggestions. But be careful not to ask a question that may yield an answer you will not be ready for.

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Want to know what is wrong with your business? Ask your employees, and pay attention to what they say and what they don't say.

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A Lesson In Overcoming Adversity Through Innovation

A Lesson In Overcoming Adversity Through Innovation | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Overcoming adversity through innovating is a process that begins with mental toughness, cultivating one’s curiosity, and doing what others aren’t doing.

Mental Toughness

The first step in becoming innovative is accepting that the world around us needs to change, sometimes because of unexpected and unprecedented events, and believing that we as individuals must take initiative to make that change happen. It requires ongoing learning and an open mind with a willingness to see the world in new ways. Upon such realization, one must develop an unshakable mental toughness for the long haul. As Kamkwamba said during his 2009 TED talk, “How I Harnessed The Wind:”



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A boy from Malawi teaches us how to tackle socio-economic issues with innovation.

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Are You An Entrepreneur?

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Entrepreneurs are people who dream big, achieve much and make the nation a better place. Having lived in Silicon Valley a few years ago, I recall feeling the vibe of success as I drove past huge companies like Apple, Google and Cisco that were built by entrepreneurs.


A report by MBO Partners, predicts that as much as 50 per cent of the US workforce will be entrepreneurs, freelancers or consultants in six years' time making them effectively self-employed. Similar growth is being experienced in Australia according to Adecco's Temporary Labour report.


What does your future hold? Will you be the next millionaire or billionaire entrepreneur? How do you know if you have an entrepreneurial spirit?

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Today, Australia needs entrepreneurs to arise, set themselves some huge challenges and succeed both for themselves and the nation.

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It is true

Qiufang Chen's curator insight, September 18, 3:45 AM

this article is talking about how to be entrepreneurs, especially in the Internet world. Lots people start with their creatives ideas, such as the success of viber, Facebook, twitter and so on. The report made by  MBO Partner shows that 50% of US workers will be entrepreneurs to create better place in the nation. 

People may look at the success of entrepreneur ignored the failure of it. Entrepreneurs may not mix with office politics, while willing to receive challenges. They also may face the risks of developing management and leadership skills.

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