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Someone is pretending to be the IT guy at Hogwarts and it's hilarious

Someone is pretending to be the IT guy at Hogwarts and it's hilarious | Communication | Scoop.it
Meet the Tumblr account bringing WiFi to Harry Potter

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The tumbler sight is quite funny, mixes technology with the magic of JK Rowling's books. The author has a wonderful imagination and by extending technology into a magical realm has created and entertaining and  thought provoking way to look at differences between people and they way they learn. 

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 23, 1:10 PM

Just for fun, this article leads to a Tumblr account that's just pure entertainment that appeals to all Tech, Comm, Geek, and Mom parts of me. It's the daily "diary" of someone who says he's the new IT guy at Hogwarts, the school that Harry Potter went to during his younger days. The main author has even slipped in a Doctor Who reference. But it's all about how magical people need "muggle" technology, and how this guy--and his new assistant--make that happen. 

 

While it has no true technical communication value as far as bolstering my career knowledge, I'm sure anyone who is a fan of tech and Harry Potter will get a kick out of this Tumblr account for those times you need a little levity in your life. It sure made me laugh out loud a few times! 

 

--TechCommGeekMom

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Someone is pretending to be the IT guy at Hogwarts and it's hilarious

Someone is pretending to be the IT guy at Hogwarts and it's hilarious | Communication | Scoop.it
Meet the Tumblr account bringing WiFi to Harry Potter

Via Danielle M. Villegas
Brenda Wadey's insight:

The tumbler sight is quite funny, mixes technology with the magic of JK Rowling's books. The author has a wonderful imagination and by extending technology into a magical realm has created and entertaining and  thought provoking way to look at differences between people and they way they learn. 

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 23, 1:10 PM

Just for fun, this article leads to a Tumblr account that's just pure entertainment that appeals to all Tech, Comm, Geek, and Mom parts of me. It's the daily "diary" of someone who says he's the new IT guy at Hogwarts, the school that Harry Potter went to during his younger days. The main author has even slipped in a Doctor Who reference. But it's all about how magical people need "muggle" technology, and how this guy--and his new assistant--make that happen. 

 

While it has no true technical communication value as far as bolstering my career knowledge, I'm sure anyone who is a fan of tech and Harry Potter will get a kick out of this Tumblr account for those times you need a little levity in your life. It sure made me laugh out loud a few times! 

 

--TechCommGeekMom

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Media Relations: A Quick Test to Pitch the Right Outlets by @brolik

Media Relations: A Quick Test to Pitch the Right Outlets by @brolik | Communication | Scoop.it
We're all busy and have journalists and bloggers to pitch in our media relations efforts. Finding the right outlets with these tips will save you time.
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First question:  Is this news? 

Second question: Who is going to care? 

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Carbon Pricing Spurs Economic Development in Oregon

Carbon Pricing Spurs Economic Development in Oregon | Communication | Scoop.it
The Oregon case shows that rather than hurting the economy, carbon pricing can fund the economic development in rural America and combat climate change too.
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Angelina Jolie's Powerful Speech On What Women Really Need From Men

Angelina Jolie's Powerful Speech On What Women Really Need From Men | Communication | Scoop.it
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Setting Our Course: Yukon First Nations Self-Government

Setting Our Course: Yukon First Nations Self-Government provides an overview of Yukon First Nations land claims and self-government negotiation and ...
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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | Communication | Scoop.it
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6 Things that Cause Organizational Change to Fail| Four51

6 Things that Cause Organizational Change to Fail| Four51 | Communication | Scoop.it
In order to avoid organizational change failing, avoid these 6 mistakes that have been made by big organizations when trying to make a big change.

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Local First Nations share concerns with Amnesty International - Energeticcity.ca

Local First Nations share concerns with Amnesty International - Energeticcity.ca | Communication | Scoop.it
“We know from some research that has been done by Northern Heath – by others, that when there are large-scale resource development projects – when there are work camps – there’s a particular set of impacts, one of which very often is violence...
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It is time to really listen and not just pretend. 

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Employee Agility for a Fast-Paced World

Employee Agility for a Fast-Paced World | Communication | Scoop.it
As organizations become more agile, employees will need to do their part to be ready for the unexpected.
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Province and First Nations launch vital Marine Planning Partnership initiative

Province and First Nations launch vital Marine Planning Partnership initiative | Communication | Scoop.it
Leaders from the North Pacific Coast First Nations and the provincial government of British Columbia announced completion of plans for the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) on Monday, which would chart a new course for ocean conservation.
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Memo To The CEO: Stop Talking About 'Culture'

Memo To The CEO: Stop Talking About 'Culture' | Communication | Scoop.it
You say we need to change the culture of this organization.  I agree with you. But the biggest barrier to doing that, and the simplest one to remove, is the word. Ban the use of the word

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Do you agree? Does the word culture create barriers to substantial change in organizations? 

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Maew Prasunnakarn on Twitter

Maew Prasunnakarn on Twitter | Communication | Scoop.it
Don't Exchange Your Dignity For Popularity.
@SteveMaraboli @10MillionMiler #quote #leadership #quotes #entrepreneur pic.twitter.com/fT1Cea0IHe
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Forget flexibility. What working women really want is power

Forget flexibility. What working women really want is power | Communication | Scoop.it
New research suggests women are more concerned with job satisfaction and making a difference than work-life balance
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Who knew? Women want control of their path, recognition, and to support colleagues. What is surprising is that this information is news. Inherent sexism makes other assumptions. Check out the article. 

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Calming Your Brain During Conflict

Calming Your Brain During Conflict | Communication | Scoop.it

 

Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.

 

Here are four steps to get out of “fight or flight" mode.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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as a recent adopter of mindfulness, this is an interesting article and practical guide. 

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Ilana Bern's curator insight, December 29, 2015 4:21 PM

Four steps to get out of “fight or flight" mode. Very similar to the ""5 second rule" by John Maxwell.

Bettina Thompson's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:51 PM

Excellent insight, advice  and 2016 goal:

To practice mindfulness in all interactions. 

Wishing this for all!

Seeking to soak the marrow out of the authentic good life - xo

The Life Sponge

Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 30, 2015 2:05 PM

Great tips for those difficult conversations 

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UN Human Rights Committee grills Canada over mining, aboriginal treatment ... - CBC.ca

UN Human Rights Committee grills Canada over mining, aboriginal treatment ... - CBC.ca | Communication | Scoop.it
Tuesday was the Canadian government's first opportunity to address the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, which is conducting the first review in 10 years of Canada's compliance to a major international treaty.
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Defending Canada's Human Rights record over the last 10 years would be daunting. There has been significant erosion of rights, access to information and political transparency during that same timespan. 

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Be Funny: The Amazing Power of Humor in Social Media Marketing

Be Funny: The Amazing Power of Humor in Social Media Marketing | Communication | Scoop.it
Have you heard this one?

"I have to breakup with you. We've connected on so many platforms—Facebook and Twitter—but I just don't feel Linkedin." - Derek Kessinger 

The funny bone can be

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 10:24 AM

I know I try to be funny or inject my sense of humor with my own posts whenever I can.  I remember someone referring to me as a tech comm humorist at one time, which surprised, but pleased me. Life is too short to take everything so seriously,  If you can't find some humor in what you do for a living, or at least see what some of the ironies are, what's the point of doing it?  This article supports that notion. We can't all be comedians, but a little humor does go a long way. 

 

What do you think? Does humor have a place in social media? Add your commentary below. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Ep 37 - How to Create a Great Work Culture with Josh Berry - Blogging4Jobs

Ep 37 - How to Create a Great Work Culture with Josh Berry - Blogging4Jobs | Communication | Scoop.it
http://traffic.libsyn.com/workology/ep37-josh_berry_workology_podcast.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download We want to enjoy and have fun at work. Great work culture is an important concern for CEOs and organizational leaders who are looking at retaining employees and also attracting new employees. Work culture is important regardless of the size of organization from large to small to …

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Opinion: Involving First Nations in development makes sense from all aspects

Opinion: Involving First Nations in development makes sense from all aspects | Communication | Scoop.it
“In simple terms, the title holders have the right to the benefits associated with the land: to use it, enjoy it and profit from its economic development.”
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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | Communication | Scoop.it
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Don Cayo: First Nations aiding development - Vancouver Sun

Don Cayo: First Nations aiding development - Vancouver Sun | Communication | Scoop.it
Resource development in B.C. isn't stalled, as many appear to fear, but rather is proceeding at a historic pace, according to a new report from Resource Works, a business funded, Vancouver-based think-tank that focuses on economic and environmental...
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Opportunities are created when you work collaboratively with first nations. 

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Canadian Military's Sexualized Culture Hostile To Women, Inquiry Says - Huffington Post Canada

Canadian Military's Sexualized Culture Hostile To Women, Inquiry Says - Huffington Post Canada | Communication | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Being called an ice princess. A slut.
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Has anything really changed? All the years of work towards equality and where has it taken us? Have we changed anything or is this just a circle we have been walking? 

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How do we stop misrepresenting First Nations culture? Just ask

How do we stop misrepresenting First Nations culture? Just ask | Communication | Scoop.it

What can we do to prevent the misrepresentation of First Nations culture from creeping up time and again? Ask First Nations people what they think about the appropriateness of the action you are planning beforehand, writes Don Marks.

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Ask and listen 

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Barriers to organizational change

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Why do business initiatives fail? Barriers to organizational change? Organizational culture is the most common barriers

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UNC Executive Development - The Neuroscience of Motivation

UNC Executive Development - The Neuroscience of Motivation | Communication | Scoop.it
UNC Executive development white paper on the neuroscience of motivation and how to apply it in the workplace.
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Motivation: this your brain on drugs.... Check it out, the connection between neurology and satisfaction. 

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10 Questions For Evaluating Your Company’s Culture

10 Questions For Evaluating Your Company’s Culture | Communication | Scoop.it
“» 10 Questions For Evaluating Your Company’s Culture | "…on the shoulder of giants."”
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Smart questions and observations... Culture is often designed through unwritten rules and informal power. Who decides your organizations culture and who enacts it? Good questions to ask.
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