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Factor III: People

G. Building collaborative relationships

6. Collaborates

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Sound of Music – Antwerp Central Station (Belgium) [Flash mob video]

A viral video of a flash mob dancing at Antwerp Central Station, Belgium, to the song “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music. An example of the power and effectiveness of people collaborating and working to the same agenda.

It's been said...

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler, Golden Globe-winning and Peabody Award-winning American writer, producer, director, and actress


9. Manages conflict

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Conflict resolution scribe video

Conflict resolution expert Jeff Muir delivers a quick overview of how and why conflict resolution works and how conflict can permeate a working relationship if not dealt with effectively.

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“Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much.” - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet


20. Interpersonal savvy

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"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." – Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, diplomat, activist, and First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945


21. Builds networks

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“Sometimes, idealistic people are put off by the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.” – Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America

H. Optimizing diverse talent

4. Attracts top talent

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30 secrets of hiring the right people

Hiring the right people is not easy. Hear from 30 entrepreneurs regarding what they consider critical when deciding who to invite to join their teams.


13. Develops talent

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"My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better." – Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur, marketer, inventor, and co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.


14. Values differences

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10 Things we know about the newest generation entering the workforce: Myths and Truth

Gen Y, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are the youngest members of our workforce. Like generations before them, they have their own characteristics and preferences and leading them effectively means understanding them. Denison Consulting shares what they have learned about the myths and the truths of the Millennials.


34. Builds effective teams

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Five steps to building an effective team

Rosalind Cardinal, Principle Consultant of Shaping Change, provides five steps to building and sustaining the effectiveness of a team.

I. Influencing people

7. Communicates effectively

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No freaking speaking: Managing public speaking anxiety

Matt Abrahams of Stanford Graduate School of Business talks about the sources of speaking anxiety and identifies valid speaking anxiety management techniques to help presenters become more confident.


16. Drives engagement

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Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.

An animated video supporting the New York Times best-selling business and management author, Dan Pink, talking about what really motivates people. The research he shares dispels some of the myths surrounding rewarding performance, and he suggests that autonomy, mastery, and purpose hold the key to motivation in the 21st century.


23. Organizational savvy

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“The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” – David Russell, Canadian writer and actor


24. Persuades

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“The best way to persuade people is with your ears—by listening to them.” – Dean Rusk, United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969


37. Drives vision and purpose

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“To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership—not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.” – Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America