Deindividuation (via You Are Not So Smart)

Feb 11, 11 Deindividuation (via You Are Not So Smart)

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Great post from youarenotsosmart.com on the power of groups in bringing out the best and worst in us. The Misconception: People who riot and loot are scum who were just looking for an excuse to steal and be violent. The Truth: You are are prone to losing your individuality and becoming absorbed into a hivemind under the right conditions. When a crowd gathers near a suicidal jumper something terrible is unleashed. In Seattle in 2001, a 26-yea … Read More via You Are Not So...

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Why should anyone follow you? (via Leadership Freak)

Feb 02, 11 Why should anyone follow you? (via Leadership Freak)

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When you are a leader you expect others to follow. But have you ever wondered why should they follow? If you were to “sell” yourself to your team, what benefits would you offer them for “buying” you?   Stated simply, leaders have followers. Put negatively, if you don’t have followers you’re not leading. Here’s the big question, why are people following you? Successful leaders know why others follow. What value are you bringing to followers? In other words, what do they receive from giving you their allegiance? Consider things like new skills and a sense of purpose. Leadership may begin with you but it always transitions to value derived by them … Read More via Leadership...

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Getting More for Less – Play to your Strengths (via newbons)

Feb 02, 11 Getting More for Less – Play to your Strengths  (via newbons)

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Newbons blogs about two of my favorite business authors – Dan Pink and Marcus Buckingham, and their ideas on building better companies and more rewarding careers. Check it out! I had the privilege of seeing Dan Pink and Marcus Buckingham speak live in the UK last year at an event we ran. Two main points came out of this conference for me: 1. If you pay people enough, can you take the matter of financial reward off the table? Dan Pink suggested that rather than create a bonus culture whereby individuals are … Read More via...

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