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Could you be an architect? Part 1

Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 1 in a five part series talking about whether draw...

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What Apopka High School Lost in Auto Tech

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Dan Hogan, Auto Tech Instructor - Apopka HS 2000-2013. I taught Automotive Technology at Apopka High School from the year 2000 through the year 2013. Every year Teachers have that one chance to make a first impression. As was customary, I would stand in the doorway and greet the students as they entered the classroom for the first time. I would say “Good morning! Welcome to Automotive Technology.” On just such a morning, a young lady approached my door, and I could only describe her looks as part She-devil and part Rebecca from Sunny Brook Farms.
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4 Ways Being An Ambivert Has Helped Me As A Leader

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Advantages of Being an Ambivert

When you understand what it's like to be both an extrovert and an introvert, it can help you relate to the people you work with better. Especially, if you are in a leadership position.  Here are the ways I've used being an ambivert to my advantage.

 

1) I know when to give introverts time to collect their thoughts. Introverts aren't comfortable being put on the spot. They appreciate time to contemplate and then respond. I allow my introverted coworkers ample time to review and come to their own conclusions so they can feel comfortable articulating their ideas and responses.

 

2) I know when to give extroverts the opportunity to speak their mind. Extroverts want to openly contribute. They are energized by speaking and engaging with others. I create opportunities for my extroverted coworkers to talk and share their thoughts and feelings so they can be heard.

 

3) I can sense when an extrovert is overwhelming an introvert. When an extrovert is spending too much time talking, it can be a major distraction for the introvert. There are times when I need to step in and create opportunities for the introvert to have some quiet time to calm his or her brain. 


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When you're both extrovert and introvert, it can give you a leadership advantage.

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Curate Your Life, and the Rest Will Follow

Curate Your Life, and the Rest Will Follow | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Owning less isn't deprivation. It's curation. If we want happiness, curate your life with the decisiveness a museum director uses to curate his exhibit.
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Helen Keller on Optimism

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"Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend."
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From the article: "Decades before the dawn of the positive psychology movement and a century before what neuroscience has taught us about the benefits of optimism, Helen Keller — the remarkable woman who grew up without sight and hearing ... penned a timeless treatise on optimism as a philosophy of life. Simply titled Optimism (public library | free ebook)."
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[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations

[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The shortage of digital skills in the current marketplace is unprecedented. It is estimated that over 4.4 million IT jobs will be created around Big Data by 2015; however, only a third of these new jobs will be filled. Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital inclusion champion, believes over 16 million people in the UK lack the basic digital skills to fully benefit from the Internet. Even Millenials are a matter of concern. In a survey comprising over 800 middle to upper management executives from over 50 industries, nearly one in five Millenials in the modern workplace are perceived to be lacking in analytical skills.
 
The reasons driving this skills shortage are not hard to identify. The usage of mobile, social and analytical tools is permeating the length and breadth of every function across the organization. Unlike the past, the impact of these digital technologies and tools is felt not just in the IT department. This means that the magnitude of training and re-skilling thatis required is enormous. Moreover, each new technology cycle has brought forth new requirements and these cycles are increasingly getting shorter. Employees must now refresh their skills more frequently if they wish to stay relevant in this rapidly changing digital environment. The head of India R&D Labs of software firm SAP succinctly states: “The shelf life of a software engineer today is no more than that of a cricketer – about 15 years. The 20-year-old guys provide me more value than the 35-year-olds do.
 
Organizations are beginning to recognize the magnitude of the problem. Our own research with the MIT Center for Digital Business has revealed that 77% of companies considered missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their digital transformation. Digital leaders or ‘Digirati’ a are already investing in digital skills and reaping significant benefits in comparison to other companies (see Figure 1). On average, ‘Digirati’ are
26% more profitable than their industry competitors.
 
This skills shortage is creating a ‘war for talent’, where companies have to compete for the best talent with new categories of players. Unlike in the past, the hunt for the best talent is no more limited to localized skills in certain departments. In this case, the talent war is manifest across the entire organization. The important questions are: Do organizations include digital skills as a key component in their workforce plans? Are HR departments equipped and skilled to bring innovative solutions to bridge the digital skills gap? How are Digiratis developing digital skills?

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“It is no longer sufficient that you think of your job as doing what you have constantly done for many years. If you have that mindset long enough then software will be developed to do what you do making you redundant.” Terry Harrison, past President of INFORMS and Professor at the Penn State University.
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The Human Resources Function is Not Actively Involved in Digital Skills Development - An added challenge appears to be the fact that HR is not in the driver’s seat when it comes to steering digital skills development. We found that only 30% of organizations have mentioned HR as being actively involved in skills development. So, the question remains who is managing the transformation of skills if it is not HR? In over 60% of the companies we surveyed, it was the senior leadership, IT division, functional teams and employees who were spearheading digital skills development .
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Lessons From Sun Tzu: How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Lessons From Sun Tzu: How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The teachings of Sun Tzu extend far beyond the field of battle. His approaches can be applied to everything from business growth and goal setting to weight loss and habit formation.
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Does the language we speak affect how we think?

Does the language we speak affect how we think? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
If you speak a language that doesn’t mark the future tense, are you less likely to think of the long term consequences of your actions? If you speak a language that assigns gender to inanimate objects, do you also ascribe gender-stereotypical qualities … Continue reading →
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Teaching with Call of Duty, World of Warcraft Subject of New Penn State Course -- THE Journal

Teaching with Call of Duty, World of Warcraft Subject of New Penn State Course -- THE Journal | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Forget about hunting down just the right educational game for your students. Let them use the games they already love — Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty — and then untangle how those can be fit into the learning goals you have for them. Figuring out how to do that as a teacher is the focus of a new course at Penn State.
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7 Ways to Find the Answer to "What Should I Do With My Life?"

7 Ways to Find the Answer to "What Should I Do With My Life?" | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Here are seven ways, inspired by Quora, to figure out what you should do with your life and what career path you should follow.
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The Entire History of the World

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This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)

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How to Achieve What Matters Most

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For most of my life, I have impulsively jumped into new projects. I want to do it all. Mixing this inclination with a lack of follow through led to a long list of unfinished goals
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Jane Savoie: Change Your Attitude

Once we are at a horse show there is very little that you have control over, but there is one VERY important thing you do have control over! In this video Ja...
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You can't control the things around you. But you can control yourself.

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Decluttering the ADHD Mind in 30 Minutes - The ADHD Nerd on Productive Flourishing

Decluttering the ADHD Mind in 30 Minutes - The ADHD Nerd on Productive Flourishing | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The ADHD mind isn't designed to compartmentalize, so can we sort through the clutter? The ADHD Nerd shows you how with a 30 minute exercise.
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We shouldn't be ashamed of ourselves - be a weirdo

We shouldn't be ashamed of ourselves - be a weirdo | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Be different. Be original. Be more. Everybody who considers weirdness as something wrong is in a huge mistake. Let your wild side go out!
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From the article: "Do you want to look back in 10, 20 or 30 years and say “what if”? It’s better to make a mistake and know the feeling and consequences rather than not doing anything at all and wonder how your life would look if you had had more courage."
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The 7 Essential Work Habits That'll Make You Happier at the Office

The 7 Essential Work Habits That'll Make You Happier at the Office | Good Advice | Scoop.it
You have more control over your happiness than you think, and forming these seven habits can help you be a lot happier at work—and in life.
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“First you make your habits, then your habits make you.”
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Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

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New research confirms what they say about nice guys. Smile at the customer. Take the initiative. Tweak a few rules. Steal cookies for your colleagues. Don’t puncture the impression that you know what you’re doing. Let the other person fill the silence. Get comfortable with discomfort. Don’t privilege your own feelings. Ask who you’re really protecting. Be tough and humane. Challenge ideas, not the people who hold them. Don’t be a slave to type. And above all, don’t affix nasty, scatological labels to people.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s ‘very likely’ the universe is a simulation | ExtremeTech

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s ‘very likely’ the universe is a simulation | ExtremeTech | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a debate at which he and several other scientists expressed support for the idea that w
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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. | Good Advice | Scoop.it
When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
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Learn for a lifetime - starting today!

Learn for a lifetime - starting today! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Starting in the teenage years, your learning becomes increasingly self-directed. People rightly expect you to pick up the reins of your own education, and that’s often where many young people run into trouble. After years of being told what to learn (and how to learn it), we’re suddenly thrust into the driver’s seat, and it’s easy to struggle.

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5 Secrets to Building Willpower, According to an FBI Agent Who Did It

5 Secrets to Building Willpower, According to an FBI Agent Who Did It | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Willpower is something you can build up throughout your career. A former FBI shares her secrets for doing it, including meditation, persistence, and more.
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We Can't Have Comedy and Be Politically Correct at the Same Time | Big Think

We Can't Have Comedy and Be Politically Correct at the Same Time | Big Think | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The essence of comedy is being critical, says John Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes. But we shouldn't protect everyone from experiencing negative emotions by enforcing political correctness.
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5 Habits Mentally Tough People Embrace Every Day

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Read our career advice article, 5 Habits Mentally Tough People Embrace Every Day
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