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Helping Teams & Organizations Do More GREAT Work

Helping Teams & Organizations Do More GREAT Work

Master in Business Dynamics — Gazelles Growth Institute ® Postcards -- We are an international team, so we want to share about the cultures we come from. Postcards are a fun way to do that! Scaling Up Book -- We believe that Scaling Up is one of the most important books a mid-market company can read. It's the perfect guide to organizing and aligning your team for growth. We'll send you a signed copy anywhere around the world. On-Demand Seminars -- Our On-Demand Seminars are a quick and compact way to learn something new. Leadership Certificate -- Our most popular certificate package. WorkAwesome | Be More Productive at Work Top 5 Most Inspirational Videos on YouTube | zen habits “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs Post written by Leo Babauta. Sometimes we all can use a little inspiration. Play these as needed. 1. 2. Unless you’re a cold-hearted bastard (and none of you who read this blog are, I know), you will get teary-eyed watching this video. 3. I admit, I’m a Steve Jobs fanboy — the guy invented the Mac, the iPod, and Pixar for goodness sake! 4. Will Smith is right on in this speech. 5. —Read about simple productivity, focus and getting great things done in my book, The Power of Less.

Small Business Online Networking Through Twitter | Winweb Busine Roland Millward, founder of The Entrepreneur Club, gives the following advice on networking your small business through Twitter. It is true to say that a great deal of business is generated through networking with like minded people. To that end there are many networking groups where people can meet over breakfast and build business relationships and make new contacts. You will have also seen websites designed specifically for the same purpose, for example LinkedIn. However have you thought about the power of Twitter? Treat your conversation in the same way that you would if you were physically meeting them for the first time. It is a good practice to spend a little time each day looking at the ‘tweets’ that your contacts have made and re-tweet some of them. It is amazing how you can build up a good network in a short period of time without leaving your keyboard! Get more useful small business tips and advice @ The Entrepreneur Club Tags:

The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings Naomi Chavez, an internal consultant for Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley's leading network-equipment manufacturers, is frustrated: "We have the most ineffective meetings of any company I've ever seen." Kevin Eassa, vice president of operations for the disk division of Conner Peripherals, another Silicon Valley giant, is realistically resigned: "We realize our meetings are unproductive. A consulting firm is trying to help us, and we think they've hit the mark. But we've got a long way to go." Richard Collard, senior manager of network operations at Federal Express, is simply exasperated: "We just seem to meet and meet and meet and we never seem to do anything." Meetings are the most universal — and universally despised — part of business life. "Meetings matter because that's where an organization's culture perpetuates itself," he says. It's not supposed to be this way. Sin #1: People don't take meetings seriously. Salvation: Adopt Intel's mind-set that meetings are real work.

Principles behind the Agile Manifesto We follow these principles: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. Build projects around motivated individuals. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. Working software is the primary measure of progress. Agile processes promote sustainable development. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.

The Shift Líder extraordinario | Strengths Assessment and Development “Sólo entre un 5 y un 15% de los líderes actuales son realmente eficaces y ejemplares.” Richard Boyatzis. En una reciente encuesta sobre liderazgo, se entrevistó a los líderes que estaban muy por encima de la media en valoraciones de habilidades y en éxito empresarial. Como resultado de dicha entrevista, surgieron frases tales como: – “Soy un apasionado de mi trabajo: lo que hago, lo hago con una intensidad tremenda, lo vivo”. – “El secreto es la constancia, esfuerzo y apostar por el talento” – “Es esencial que el equipo sienta lo mismo que tú, tiene que compartir tus ideales, tus valores, tu filosofía”. – ” Hay que mejorar cada día, tanto los conocimientos como las habilidades que tienen impacto en los resultados. En resumen: amor al trabajo, vivir lo que se hace, constancia, esfuerzo, talento e involucrar al equipo no sólo en los conocimientos y habilidades, sino en los sentimientos. Estamos hablando de las diferencias entre mandar y liderar: Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

THE RECONNECTION - Heal Others, Heal Yourself.   Register Today! Líder extraordinario [infografía] | Leanstart Tags Posts similares Comparte ésto A continuación se muestran las características que tienen que tener todos los líderes excepcionales para gestionar su empresa con éxito. Infografía por Ana González Pérez ¿Te ha resultado interesante? CaringMatters

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