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14 Essentials That Help Today’s Leaders Do Great Work

14 Essentials That Help Today’s Leaders Do Great Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about one thing they need to do good work. Here are the responses. What one thing do you need to do your best work?

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Your Questions Answered: Better Trade Show Booth Staff Training?

Your Questions Answered: Better Trade Show Booth Staff Training? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

'No matter what I do, my normally talkative and outgoing booth staff become shrinking violets when working our trade show booth.'


I know, right? What is it about the trade show environment that turns even the most outgoing people into wall flowers
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How to Work Yourself Out of a Job

How to Work Yourself Out of a Job | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Shannon McFayden had some fascinating insights about workplace culture, worker motivation, and more. One of the most interesting – and surprising? She believes that the goal of every HR professional should be to work themselves out of a job.

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4 Tips to Overcome Fear of Innovation

4 Tips to Overcome Fear of Innovation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You know you need to innovate. Between the technology, the differences in generations, and growing membership demands, you know your association must change, but how do you become more risk tolerant and less afraid of failure?

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Shawn Nason, Executive Director, Xavier Center for Innovation's curator insight, September 19, 2014 3:11 PM

The opening statement of the blog sums up my thoughts...


"You know you need to innovate. Between the technology, the differences in generations, and growing membership demands, you know your association must change, but how do you become more risk tolerant and less afraid of failure?" 


For the first time in my life, and after 20+ years ,I am in Higher Ed and thought Corporate America was slow...NO WAY! You talk about politics? I have never seen anything like this! 


These four tips are great to follow. The one that stands out is the, "Fear of Failure!" Professors do not want to fail. The want to do everything right. As we start down the path of influencing the culture here at Xavier, our motto is going to be, "FailFast, FailCheap" and "Go forth and set the world on fire!"


Thought for the morning!

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How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement

How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Before providing you with a number of factors that increase employee engagement, it is important to understand that each element has at its foundation the ability to hold REAL conversation rather than what I call Fake Talk. 

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67 Most Inspirational Quotes EVER

67 Most Inspirational Quotes EVER | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

  Here at Switch and Shift, we’re all about “actionable inspiration” (as opposed to that fleeting, vapid tripe that too often passes for motivation.) 

With this list, I’d like to share my favorite 67 quotes of all time. Starting with the mother of all motivational quotes, from the father of all motivators.

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4 Bad Work Habits You Need To Break Now

4 Bad Work Habits You Need To Break Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’re all searching for ways to accomplish more while spending less time at the office. While it may seem like you have a mountain of work ahead of you, the climb will feel much easier if you can avoid falling into troublesome routines at your desk.

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5 Ways to be a Fearless Leader

5 Ways to be a Fearless Leader | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When I was graduating from college, I didn’t intend to start a Haiti-based non-profit. I knew I wanted to live in Haiti, help people, and work hard. So when a stranger offered a donation to establish a new program in an underserved rural village, I jumped at it.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 15, 2014 11:16 AM

Becoming a "Fearless Leader" (see article) is only the first step.  It's the next step that is absolutely critical -- and that is for this "Fearless Leader" to grow other leaders and their people to do the very same thing ... in order to relinquish their fears and unbridle their talents towards the greater purpose that brought you all together.

 

So the more important question is, how are you growing "Fearless Leaders" in your organization?

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The Trick to Successful Employee Engagement

The Trick to Successful Employee Engagement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The trick is to be inclusive. Not only be inclusive, but actively encourage and enable everyone to work together. This advice might sound simple and obvious, but you’d be surprised how often this is ignored.

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6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust

6 Ways Leaders Can Earn and Keep Trust | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“Just trust me.” “Why don’t you trust me on this?” “Trust that it will all work out.” These are sentiments any person in business today has heard at one point or another. It could be the boss telling you to trust you will be treated right, a colleague telling you to trust they will deliver their portion of the project or a vendor asking you to trust they will apply the credit for your company correctly.

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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Stress Before Public Speaking

5 Ways To Get Rid Of Stress Before Public Speaking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The US comedian, Jerry Seinfeld made an excellent joke about public speaking anxiety. “I read a thing that actually says that speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing – number two was death! That means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

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How to battle nomophobia at corporate meetings and events

How to battle nomophobia at corporate meetings and events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Six months in planning, and your event is in full swing. The key note speaker is addressing a hall full of your client’s customers and peers. The presentation is climaxing when – oh no! – certain members of the audience appear distracted.

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The Era of Average is Over – 4 Insights How NOT to get Left Behind

The Era of Average is Over – 4 Insights How NOT to get Left Behind | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In the past 30 years, millions of people have lost their jobs to the rise of computerized automation, technology and robots offering unparalleled efficiency, reliability and performance benefits. Experts state that we are at the crucial tipping point often referred to as the ‘great decoupling’, with economic growth for the first time not followed by a similar increase in job creation.

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3 Business Life Lessons: How To Progress Through Positivity

3 Business Life Lessons: How To Progress Through Positivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Working in any sector of business can be stressful, and it’s easy to lose sight of your own personal goals and progression, which often fall to the wayside in favour of deadlines and number crunching.

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Changes In The Information Cycle Are Driving Conference Education Reform

Changes In The Information Cycle Are Driving Conference Education Reform | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Conferences (and associations) used to be the go-to source for information and content about a profession or industry.
Today, the tools of content creation and distribution actually rest in the hands of individuals.

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10 Things Productive #EventProfs Do Every Day

10 Things Productive #EventProfs Do Every Day | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Productivity and event planning go hand in hand. Successful event planners are very productive. Here are 10 habits of productive event planners you can steal to kick off your week.

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30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Want to be more productive? Need to tackle distractions in the office? Try these top productivity tips to help you. Taking just a minute or two to try these tips can improve your work productivity.

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14 Things You Can Tweet About When Attending or Exhibiting at a Trade Show

To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question! Tweeting, for the sake of tweeting, at a show is fine, but you can add a lot more value if you tweet about relevant things. 

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Time management: Easier said than done

Time management: Easier said than done | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Time management is one of the single most crucial things a good meeting planner must address. We must also be sure our entire team understands its importance throughout an event.

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Why Speakers Need To Worry About Their Audiences' Stress Levels

Why Speakers Need To Worry About Their Audiences' Stress Levels | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If stress is contagious and we leak our emotions, then speakers need to concern themselves with their emotional states before and during their speeches.  A stressed-out speaker will induce stress in the audience. 

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Grandma knew best: Work comes before reward

Grandma knew best: Work comes before reward | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Much of human behavioral psychology can be explained by the simple phrase “behavior that is rewarded is repeated.” This is true for your team members, the people you hire, contractors with whom you work, meeting participants and even when you reward yourself for your own behavior.

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Don’t flush! (and other conference call etiquette)

Don’t flush! (and other conference call etiquette) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As most of you know, there are times when a client requires you to participate in a pre-event conference call. Sometimes these are done in very large groups that can make logistics challenging with time zones and schedules. 

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Powerful Presonation Tips

Powerful Presonation Tips | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

How to say more with less! We’ve all seen seemingly ‘good presenters’ let themselves down when they open a PowerPoint presentation filled with graphs, bullet points and text.

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How to Engage With Millennials at Events

How to Engage With Millennials at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Everyone is talking about how to engage with Millennials lately. From B2B to B2C companies, it is something that senior level management cannot put their finger on. How do I get this younger generation to interact with my brand, company or event?

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Four Things You Should Expect (or Demand) From Keynote Speakers

Four Things You Should Expect (or Demand) From Keynote Speakers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a keynote speaker, I think it is our job to make your job as easy as possible.  A lot of times conference organizers seem to think that keynote speakers are doing them a favor, when in reality it’s the other way around.  We only have a job because of you, and we owe you for that.  So here are four things your keynote speakers can and should do for you. 

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