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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a traditional classroom. Armed with an insatiable lust for knowledge, they set out to acquire it on their own terms, although a few pointers obviously can’t hurt before departure and landing!

 

Not every possible technique will necessarily stick with all self-motivated learners, of course, but the only way to find out is to test them. Try some of the following and experiment with what works in a more independent educational setting.

 

 


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Be a great leader? = Be a great learner.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:07 AM

Great insights on how to invest in yourself.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:34 AM

A personal emotional intelligence growth curve

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The #1 Habit that 90% of leaders need to improve Engagement

The #1 Habit that 90% of leaders need to improve Engagement | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

Our new client newsletter - the #1 Habit that 90% of Leaders need to improve engagement - now posted to the member's library - enjoy!

 

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TEAM INTELLIGENCE | IMD

TEAM INTELLIGENCE | IMD | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
IMD - Team Intelligence - Teams have intelligence just like individual people do. But the intelligence factor of human groups is not simply the average of its members.
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The 3 factors that improve team intelligence:

1) Take turns to speak; 2) Diversity (specifically gender diversity) and 3) Social sensitivity and empathy (reading non-verbal cues and emotions)

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Mindfulness: What’s the POINT?

Mindfulness: What’s the POINT? | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into our lives.
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Championing gender equality in Australia | McKinsey & Company

Championing gender equality in Australia | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A group of business leaders is redefining the role of men in the promotion of gender equality—and improving the environment for women leaders in their own organizations. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Be Seen as a Leader

Be Seen as a Leader | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A simple exercise can boost your status and influence.
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Marie Jones's curator insight, February 2, 6:05 PM

Just flap your own 'butterfly wings'...

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Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

Multitasking: No more than a mirage? | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Studies find the idea of performing several tasks at once to be a myth. -Korea Herald/ANN
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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 20, 2014 6:20 PM

Multitasking is a myth - you can only effectively focus on one task at a time.

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ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business eff...
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Is your company investing in your Wellbeing and Peak Performance? 

www.wellnessforte.com.au

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9 Different Definitions On The Meaning Of Work-Life Balance

9 Different Definitions On The Meaning Of Work-Life Balance | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
What does balance mean, and can we ever have it? Entrepreneurs who've made their work their lives weigh in.
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5 Ways to Go From California Lifeguard to International Executive

5 Ways to Go From California Lifeguard to International Executive | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
There are five big buckets that have served me well in the unlikely journey from lifeguard to corporate executive.
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The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team

The Leadership Secret to Supercharging Your Team | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
So you were first in your MBA class and have the smarts of Jeff Bezos and Marissa Mayer combined. If you want the brightest possible future in business, you may still have a few things to learn.
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Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business

Big Business Finally Learns That Wellness Is Good Business | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
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Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey

Want Peak Performance? - increase the ‘meaning quotient’ of work | McKinsey | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Through a few simple techniques, executives can boost workplace “MQ” and inspire employees to perform at their peak. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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When McKinsey asked executives to locate the bottlenecks to peak performance in their organizations, more than 90 percent choose 'meaning' issues. Here are 3 practical tips from McKinsey, which we call 'Values In Action' in our Authentic Leader workshops. www.wellnessforte.com.au
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David Hain's curator insight, July 6, 2014 4:12 AM

Some practical ideas from McKinsey  to unlock the engagement that makes a difference.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:11 PM

Good article on how the create meaning in the workplace.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 7, 2014 9:06 PM

Musicians talk about being “in the groove,” sportsmen about being “in the zone.” Can employees in the workplace experience similar performance peaks and, if so, what can top management do to encourage the mental state that brings them about?

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Our Resilience Survey

Our Resilience Survey | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

Resilience - "Our salvation is the space between emotion and reaction" - Victor Frankl

 

We are 1/2 way through the year - how are your resilience levels? Check out the resilience survey 

 

http://www.wellnessforte.com/userfiles/1544470/file/_WF%20Free%20Resilience%20Survey(2).pdf

 

Enjoy!

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Download our Resilience Survey: http://www.wellnessforte.com/userfiles/1544470/file/_WF%20Free%20Resilience%20Survey(2).pdf

 

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A Culture of Personality

A Culture of Personality | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
A CEO’s character can change a company’s culture, the way it operates, and its performance.
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Analysts put a higher value on firms that had a market-driven culture and a commitment to listening to customers.
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The corporate culture of an organisation forms a critical part of what makes it unique. This research looks at the impact of the traits and characteristics of the CEO on the culture. 

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
It’s good for resilience and decision making.
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It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. Visit www.wellnessforte.com.au leadership resources to download the online mindfulness bell. enjoy!
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If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome

If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
But watch out if your boss is a hard grader.
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Those who gave high marks to their people also had high expectations, but they were more focused on sending the message that they had confidence in their people. They truly felt that they had selected the best people for those positions, and they expected them to succeed.
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Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team | McKinsey & Company

Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team | McKinsey & Company | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Posing five questions can help start a challenging management conversation. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Resilience and grit were reported in study of 250 senior female executives as the top attribute contributing to their success. www.wellnesforte.com.au for our individual and team resilience coaching.
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10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Efficiency And Productivity | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Whether you're in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we've all got 24 hours to work with. Success comes down to what we're able to do in those hours.
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Peak performance hacks www.wellnessforte.com.au
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6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control

6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
While it makes sense that meditation would be linked to greater willpower, who'd have thought procrastination could also do the trick?
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The Chemistry of Connection

The Chemistry of Connection | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Two European telecoms had an agreement to jointly develop a new product. Each had its teams of engineers working hard on the project, and they coordinated by email.But something went wrong. The
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How Your "Always Busy" Pace Is Ruining Your Decision-Making

How Your "Always Busy" Pace Is Ruining Your Decision-Making | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
You think you are being super-productive, but really you are ruining your decision-making abilities and never reaching your best ideas.
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Thanks Annette.
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Know Your Stress Type

Know Your Stress Type | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find common sources of stress.

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Cognitive or somatic? Stress all hits us differently - what's your "top 3" to recover?

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How to get your head swimming with ideas

How to get your head swimming with ideas | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Bob Carr extolled it. So did John Howard. Robyn Davidson championed it.
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Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders

Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
Leaders tomorrow will succeed with a different skill set than that of today’s best. Smart leaders will spot the mid-career folks with greatest potential to become those outstanding future executives.
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Leadership relies on mobilising human skills - always will.

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The Reshoring Wave: It's Taking America by Storm - Knowledge@Wharton

The Reshoring Wave: It's Taking America by Storm - Knowledge@Wharton | Enlightened Leaders Daily | Scoop.it
The trend towards reshoring manufacturing is rocking global business, with hundreds of companies working to bring their manufacturing operations back from China to North America. Perhaps most surprising: The movement is picking up momentum.
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I remember helping clients with outsourcing and offshoring as far back as  2001 (!) now there's reshoring is a trend in US manufacturing that's picking up momentum.

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