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October 22 2014

From beCause » Blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 05:56:53

by beCause Global Associate Jennifer Sertl, founder Agility3R, helping leaders navigate complexity - Sibos is an annual conference organized by the  SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar for the financial industry. This year's conference was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 7,000 decision makers were in attendance from over 212 countries debating the future of money in particular global finance, crypto-currencies, payments, securities and trade issues.  While much of the conference was geared to financial institutions and multinational corporations, there were messages and lessons discussed that can help all leaders across sectors be better prepared and should be scaled. All leaders will navigate sea-change better by ...

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From beCause » Blog Wed Oct 22 2014, 05:56:53

by beCause Global Associate Jennifer Sertl, founder Agility3R, helping leaders navigate complexity - Sibos is an annual conference organized by the  SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar for the financial industry. This year's conference was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 7,000 decision makers were in attendance from over 212 countries debating the future of money in particular global finance, crypto-currencies, payments, securities and trade issues.  While much of the conference was geared to financial institutions and multinational corporations, there were messages and lessons discussed that can help all leaders across sectors be better prepared and should be scaled. All leaders will navigate sea-change better by ...

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October 5 2014

From beCause » Blog Sun Oct 5 2014, 09:25:10

by beCause Global Associate David Hain, Director Transformation Partners - We live in a fast-moving, complicated world that frequently makes it a struggle to pause for breath, far less to make sense of it all. This US military acronym describes it perfectly - VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. We are hyper-networked and have incredible technology at our disposal, yet the very pace of technological advance creates confusion, exhaustion and suspicion in its wake. Customers and employees today are highly empowered, infinitely more demanding than previous generations and with an attention span that is significantly shorter because of the choices available to them from the device in their hand. Yet often they are cynical and change weary - wary of more failed... more

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From beCause » Blog Sun Oct 5 2014, 09:25:10

by beCause Global Associate David Hain, Director Transformation Partners -- We live in a fast-moving, complicated world that frequently makes it a struggle to pause for breath, far less to make sense of it all. This US military acronym describes it perfectly -- VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. We are hyper-networked and have incredible technology at our disposal, yet the very pace of technological advance creates confusion, exhaustion and suspicion in its wake. Customers and employees today are highly empowered, infinitely more demanding than previous generations and with an attention span that is significantly shorter because of the choices available to them from the device in their hand. Yet often they are cynical and change weary - wary of... more

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June 24 2014

From beCause » Blog Tue Jun 24 2014, 13:07:37

by beCause Global Associate Andrea Learned, Founder LearnedOn - The definition of business leadership has changed, a lot, since the 1950s. The fact that there are many more women in leadership positions these days is rightly getting plenty of coverage now. But, beyond celebrating that women are bringing "it" to the table, what "it" is has yet to be been given its full due. What I'm talking about are relational skills and traits. Things like practicing empathy and understanding communications nuances are the secret sauce for business leadership success. But, while these have long been typed as "women's ways" or "soft" skills, women are not the only ones who can tap or learn to better use them. So, why does the traditional business world continue... more

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From beCause » Blog Tue Jun 24 2014, 13:07:37

by beCause Global Associate Andrea Learned, Founder LearnedOn -- The definition of business leadership has changed, a lot, since the 1950s. The fact that there are many more women in leadership positions these days is rightly getting plenty of coverage now. But, beyond celebrating that women are bringing "it" to the table, what "it" is has yet to be been given its full due. What I'm talking about are relational skills and traits. Things like practicing empathy and understanding communications nuances are the secret sauce for business leadership success. But, while these have long been typed as "women's ways" or "soft" skills, women are not the only ones who can tap or learn to better use them. So, why does the traditional business... more

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February 24 2014

From beCause » Blog Mon Feb 24 2014, 09:41:25

I am struck by the wisdom of these deceptively simple words by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who linked arms with Dr Martin Luther King Jr in the historic 1965 US civil rights march from Selma, Alabama.  They resonate profoundly for me personally and socially.  Six beloved members of my family died in just the last two months, reminding me again to be grateful for every moment as they each are sacred and we never know how many more we have.  For the same reason, I support people throughout the world who yearn "just to be" and "just to live" with greater freedom, dignity and security.  From efforts to end Stand Your Ground / Shoot First laws in the US, to... more

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From beCause » Blog Mon Feb 24 2014, 09:41:25

I am struck by the wisdom of these deceptively simple words by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who linked arms with Dr Martin Luther King Jr in the historic 1965 US civil rights march from Selma, Alabama.  They resonate profoundly for me personally and socially.  Six beloved members of my family died in just the last two months, reminding me again to be grateful for every moment as they each are sacred and we never know how many more we have.  For the same reason, I support people throughout the world who yearn "just to be" and "just to live" with greater freedom, dignity and security.  From efforts to end Stand Your Ground / Shoot First laws in the US, to... more

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December 19 2013

From beCause » Blog Thu Dec 19 2013, 13:40:51

I am honored to have Tech-Geekista Nikki Longo write the following guest post on power of social media: "In an eye-opening experiment conducted earlier this year, Facebook encouraged its users to become organ donors. The response was nothing short of a miracle, as organ donor registration increased by 3,012 donors on the first day of the campaign. That uptick accounted for a 2000% increase in daily donor registrations. Today, charitable organizations often use crowdsourcing via social networks like Kickstarter to fund their initiatives. Crowdsourcing in its most basic sense is receiving services, ideas, financial donations, or content by seeking contributions from a large group of people. In recent years, social media has helped nonprofit organizations find that delicate balance of ...

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From beCause » Blog Thu Dec 19 2013, 13:40:51

I am honored to have Tech-Geekista Nikki Longo write the following guest post on power of social media: "In an eye-opening experiment conducted earlier this year, Facebook encouraged its users to become organ donors. The response was nothing short of a miracle, as organ donor registration increased by 3,012 donors on the first day of the campaign. That uptick accounted for a 2000% increase in daily donor registrations. Today, charitable organizations often use crowdsourcing via social networks like Kickstarter to fund their initiatives. Crowdsourcing in its most basic sense is receiving services, ideas, financial donations, or content by seeking contributions from a large group of people. In recent years, social media has helped nonprofit organizations find that delicate balance of ...

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