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Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning | Social Learning Blog

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning | Social Learning Blog | Growth | Scoop.it

The Accelerated Learning Rapid Instructional Design (RID) model is based on the concept that people learn more from experience with feedback than from training materials and presentations.  The model replaces traditional media-heavy courses with activity-based courses that put the learners in charge of their own learning and enable them to learn with and from each other.


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How willing are you to step outside your leadership style “comfort zone” and try new techniques?

How willing are you to step outside your leadership style “comfort zone” and try new techniques? | Growth | Scoop.it
SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE …. or why we need an open mind but also a reflective mind / Wisdom for Future Leaders

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE …. or why we need an open mind but also a reflective mind / Wisdom for Future Leaders | Growth | Scoop.it

Many people wonder why some people are more successful than others, why they seem to manage everything easily and seem to reach goals faster than others. Why they not only master the daily routine but also master upcoming problems with ease.

 

These people seem to be able to orientate their mind to every situation.
Like a good military leader who is able to function not only in safe times but also in times of crisis and combat. Such a person is able to adapt to any situation. Being able to be courageous and powerful, but also calm and reflective when needed.

 

This is only reached with the combination of two different minds:
An open mind that stands for courage and working on things, but also a reflective mind that finds solutions in deep thinking and being calm.

 

Now you will ask:
How can I learn to develop two different minds?

 

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http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/the-difference-between-successful-and-unsuccessful-people-or-why-we-need-an-open-mind-but-also-a-reflective-mind/


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Wisdom for Future Leaders » Blog Archive » THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES – 3.) Inspiration

Wisdom for Future Leaders » Blog Archive » THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES – 3.) Inspiration | Growth | Scoop.it

Leaders who are able to inspire others create resonance and move people through a compelling vision or shared mission. People like to get good inspirations and they follow such leaders willingly.

What does the word “inspiration” mean?

“Inspiration” means (according to the Oxford Dictionary): the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

Inspiration is a kind of stimulation to think about something, to develop own ideas and to get creative.

Writers and artists for example need a special inspiration to let their creativity run wild. With the essential inspiration the ideas come from alone.

Inspiration is like the fuel in the tank that propels our car.

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http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/thoughts-on-leadership-competencies-3-inspiration/


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When Transition is Forced Upon You

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Sometimes making a career change is beyond your control and when transition is forced upon you, you have to face the reality of redundancy. This week we share the story of one of the participants o...
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Finding Purpose in the Pain: How To Manage Your Illness & Your Life

Finding Purpose in the Pain: How To Manage Your Illness & Your Life | Growth | Scoop.it
But, we have to set ourselves up for success in this process. What are some examples of day-to-day management? 1. Create a daily routine (examples: set a time to shower, take your medication, brush your teeth, set a daily ...
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The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership

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The challenges of leadership are inside leaders. Stop blaming organizations and others for your shortfalls and failures.

 

Take the bull by the horns.


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Personal Development – Ideas You Must Know - CareCrunch Answers

Personal Development – Ideas You Must Know. Asked By: leonelcart; Category: elder law; Tags: how to build self confidence, self improvement tips for women. It is important for everyone to find ways to be able to promote individual growth.
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Transformative Innovation: Driving growth through breakthrough ideas

As innovation becomes an ever more pressing imperative, how can businesses re-establish the internal relationships and cross-team trust necessary to fuel col...
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Start Small and Take Small Steps to Work Past Your Fears and to Your Goals

Start Small and Take Small Steps to Work Past Your Fears and to Your Goals | Growth | Scoop.it
Big goals and big projects often require big steps, but being daunted by all that work is normal. You may not have time in the day to get everything you want done, or maybe you have a lot of prep-work to get off to a solid start.
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10 COMMUNICATION SECRETS OF GREAT LEADERS | Forbes

10 COMMUNICATION SECRETS OF GREAT LEADERS | Forbes | Growth | Scoop.it

Examine the world’s greatest leaders and you’ll find them all to be exceptional communicators:

http://www.n2growth.com/history-leadership/

Effective communication is an essential component of professional success whether it is at the interpersonal, inter-group, intra-group, organizational, or external level.

The number one thing great communicators have in common is they possess a heightened sense of situational and contextual awareness. The best communicators are great listeners. 

Great communicators are skilled at reading a person / group by sensing the moods, dynamics, attitudes, values and concerns of those being communicated with. Not only do they read their environment well, but they possess the ability to adapt their messaging to said environment without missing a beat. The message is not about the messenger - it is however 100% about meeting the needs and the expectations of those you’re communicating with.

We are excellent communicators when our interactions with others consistently use the following ten principles:


1. Speak not with a forked tongue: 
Trust is best created by earning it with right acting, thinking, and decisioning. Keep in mind people will forgive many things where trust exists, but will rarely forgive anything where trust is absent.

2. Get personal:
If you don’t develop meaningful relationships with people you’ll never know what’s really on their mind until it’s too late to do anything about it.

3. Get specific:

Learn to communicate with clarity. Simple and concise is always better than complicated and confusing.

4. Focus on the leave-behinds not the take-aways:

The best communicators are not only skilled at learning and gathering information while communicating, they are also adept at transferring ideas, aligning expectations, inspiring action, and spreading their vision. 

5. Have an open mind:

The rigidity of a closed mind is the single greatest limiting factor of new opportunities.

A leader takes their game to a whole new level the minute they willingly seek out those who hold dissenting opinions and opposing positions with the goal not of convincing them to change their minds, but with the goal of understanding what’s on their mind. 
Open dialogs with those who confront you, challenge you, stretch you, and develop you.

6. Shut-up and listen:

Great leaders know when to dial it up, dial it down, and dial it off (mostly down and off). 

7. Replace ego with empathy:

Do not to let your ego write checks that your talent may cash. Good communication is about empathy and caring and not about arrogance of an over inflated ego. Empathetic communicators display a level of authenticity and transparency.

8. Read between the lines:

Take a moment and reflect back on any great leader that comes to mind… you’ll find they are very adept at reading between the lines. They have the uncanny ability to understand what is not said, witnessed, or heard. 

9. When you speak, know what you’re talking about:

Develop a technical command over your subject matter. If you don’t possess subject matter expertise, few people will give you the time of day

10. Speak to groups as individuals:

Leaders don’t always have the luxury of speaking to individuals in an intimate setting. Great communicators can tailor a message such that they can speak to 10 people in a conference room or 10,000 people in an auditorium and have them feel as if they were speaking directly to each one of them as an individual. 

11. Bonus – Be prepared to change the message if needed:  


Another component of communications strategy that is rarely discussed is how to prevent a message from going bad, and what to do when does. It’s called being prepared and developing a contingency plan. 


Read the whole article here:


http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/04/04/10-communication-secrets-of-great-leaders/


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Accelerated Learning

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Learn how to step into an ideal learning state; how to process information through the 5 sensory learning styles, and how to overcome a variety of learning challenges and roadblocks that can impede your memory and stifle your concentration.


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Introduction to accelerated learning

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We know that the brain has a hugely important role to play in the students' learning that goes on in our classrooms.

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The Power of Negative Thinking

The Power of Negative Thinking | Growth | Scoop.it
Pop psychology tells us we can't go wrong with positive thinking. But new studies show that taking account of our obstacles is essential to success. (Do you visualize obstacles to your goals? Does it help?
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The Humanity of Leadership … Making Concessions | Wisdom for Future Leaders

The Humanity of Leadership … Making Concessions | Wisdom for Future Leaders | Growth | Scoop.it

It is all about concessions in a caring leadership …

Concessions for our surrounding, concessions about how we perceive other people, concessions in our communication with others and also in upcoming problems. Our life and business success is determined by how effectively we care, how we learn to show our humanity towards others, and concede to others their own humanity.


Concessions are the first step for a better understanding for other people.


Now You May Say

That sounds absurd – making concessions! Are we the Salvation Army?
Are other people saints?

Certainly not.


Try to Understand

Concessions here have nothing to do with seeing others as perfect or without faults. Concessions towards other people means seeing them in the best light and with the best premature praise.


Now You Will Say

Why do others need premature praise? Are they so needy and weak that they deserve this? Do they need an extra portion of consideration?

Certainly not.

 
Try to Understand

Concessions towards other people does not mean being always nice to everyone and forgetting our own attitude and importance. It does not mean making steadily a good face. A caring leader should never base everything on niceness. Being nice does not serve well when the going gets tough.

Leading with kindness is based upon caring for other people, showing empathy and compassion and having positive thoughts for others. Using words that can uplift and encourage other people. Listening with empathy and compassion and trying to understand the other person’s point of view. Leadership that is humane demonstrates that we as leaders appreciate other people as human beings with their own opinions, emotions and experiences. Human beings that are not free of faults and being mistaken.

Humanity in leadership means seeing the humanity in others, recognizing others as human beings.

“Any leader who doesn’t support the heart of evolving humanity is not a leader worthy of being followed.” ~ Vanna Bonta

 
Concessions are the First Step to Empathy

When we recognize the humanity in other people, we realize that people may have flaws, may show themselves weak and may act inappropriately. Through our concession of their imperfection we show appreciation and respect for others, we show that we understand them and value them – we empathise with them. Concessions are the first step to showing empathy.

 
Humanity Concedes that our World is Imperfect 

When we recognize others as human beings who are not perfect, we admit that we ourselves are not perfect – that our world is never perfect. And this imperfection gives us the possbility to learn, to improve our leadership skills and to change ourselves – every day. Imperfection is always a chance for us, a chance to grow in ourselves and to reach our maximum potential. For life is a steady process of evolvement – evolvement of the own personality that we bring to blossom.

Life is a journey to detect the own ME. Helping to clarify why we are born and what is our purpose in life, gives our life the needed sense to enjoy all the pleasures that life offers us. Life is a challenge to show more of ourselves, to develop us further and to realize what could be possible.

When we learn to understand this imperfection of our world, we will develop the needed respect for mankind and for evolution. We will learn to appreciate the progress of mankind and learn to appreciate our technology.


The respect for mankind had been a great topic for the German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Kant’s Formula of Humanity

The philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that human beings have a special dignity because of their rational structures. And this fact about humanity is what makes humans superior to mere animals. Kant conceded human beings therefore a special kind of respect.

Kant gave an alternative formulation of the Categorical Imperative, known now as the Formula of Humanity:

“Act in such a way that you always treat humanity, whether in your 
own person or in the person of any other, never simply as a means, 
but always at the same time as an end.”

When we see difficulties in our relationships with other people, we should always concede to people the possibility to change their own behaviour, their own thinking and their own presentation. As we also should have the possibility to change something in our lives.

 
Guy Kawasaki dealt with the topic “menschdom” in his book “Enchantment”.

He advises:
 
Be a Mensch

Mensch means to be honest, fair, kind and transparent. Guy says we should focus on goodwill to achieve menschdom. He concedes that people are generally good until proven bad. He adds that good people can do bad things only for reasons of circumstances, but that does not make them bad people.

Guy Kawasaki advises us to be a mensch if we want people to remember us as a person who helped others and made the world a better place.

If we as human beings never make concessions to others and to their humanity, our world would be self-centered and narrow-minded. Concessions enable us to establish better relationships with others and to see our world in a more positive light.


Concessions are the way to success. 

► CONCEDE THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT PERFECT!

► CONCEDE THAT OUR WORLD IS NOT PERFECT!

► LEARN TO SHOW EMPATHY!

► BE HUMAN!


http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/the-humanity-of-leadership-making-concessions/


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The most important message to leaders: We need more iconic leaders!

The most important message to leaders: We need more iconic leaders! | Growth | Scoop.it

The author says:
"The problem with leadership is that we're making copycats. We study the road leaders take and all try to take the same road, creating creative gridlock. We need more road-makers, more people to follow the spirit of these leaders' steps, not their actual path. We need more history-bending figures that seem bigger than life, able to do things that the rest of us see as impossible. In two words, we need more "iconic leaders."

There are three factors that "iconic" leaders have:

1.) The first is a sense of their own, center of the Earth, core values.
Such values are discovered, not taught, not adopted.
2.) The second element is that they know their great gift.
Great gifts are much more specific than talents, strengths or abilities.
How about finding if you have this gift?
Here's the test if you have this great gift: You cannot not do it. When your mind is idle, your great gift kicks in. If you go days without using it, you feel like you've neglected a friend.
3.) The third element is a "cross-trained intuition." Leaders seem to know what the right thing to do is, even when others don't.

 

If you put these factors together, you unleash a process called the "genius effect." It begins when you notice that the status quo offends you. You get mad, even outraged. The source of this anger, if you trace it back, is that the way things are violates your core values.Your value compels you to action,

 

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57493239/the-most-important-message-to-leaders/


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Sometimes my own status quo, things that don't correspond to my core values, make me somehow angry and then I feel the strong need to act.
You cannot escape your own core values when they are a part of yourself - you only can act and react. For me it is a kind of reduction, that brings me down to earth, but also a means to know who I am and to realize how strong my values are.   

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What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs

What great leaders know and do | SmartBlogs | Growth | Scoop.it
The best leaders have a secret. It’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is? It’s probably not what you think.

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Be Your Very Best With These Personal Development Tips - Threshold of Greatness

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How can I add more movement to my daily routine? « Dr Nipun ...

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Control high blood sugar, especially if you lose weight. ... For instance, make it part of your daily routine to walk after breakfast or dinner. ... Strength training may also help you perform your daily activities with more ease.
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The Biggest Mistake An Entrepreneur Can Make - Forbes

The Biggest Mistake An Entrepreneur Can Make - Forbes | Growth | Scoop.it
ForbesThe Biggest Mistake An Entrepreneur Can MakeForbesWhen it comes to the entrepreneur, success doesn't come much greater than the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump.

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Trying to Change Someone is Waste of Time | Personal Development

Trying to Change Someone is Waste of Time | Personal Development | Growth | Scoop.it
Trying to change someone is a waste of time. The very thought of changing someone is saying that they are not good enough as they are, and it is soaked with.
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The Science of Setting Goals

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What happens in our heads when we set goals? Apparently a lot more than you’d think. Goal setting isn’t quite so simple as deciding on the things you’d like to accomplish and working towards them.
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A NEW PERSONALITY - THE CREATIVE LEADER - Courageous Leaders Don't Make Excuses ... They Apologize | Forbes

A NEW PERSONALITY - THE CREATIVE LEADER - Courageous Leaders Don't Make Excuses ... They Apologize | Forbes | Growth | Scoop.it

There are great leaders who indeed are not able to apologize when having made mistakes. They rather seek excuses than admitting the own mistakes.
Being strong and giving people no cause for having right is their sight of good relationships. They won't feel responsable for the own deeds, for the own mistakes as admitting mistakes needs courage - courage that they don't have. Apologizing is a kind of weakness in their eyes and they don't want to be seen as weak, on the contrary they want to be seen as strong.

But good leadership has nothing to do with being strong - with being like a rock. Leaders nowadays show empathy and the needed courage to admit the own mistakes. They feel responsible, want to be honest and authentic.

THE NEW WORD IN LEADERSHIP IS:

HUMILITY

Yet, humility and the ability to admit error may be two of the most important qualities a truly creative leader must have. 

In this article the authors make a really clear and well-reasoned case for the positive power of admitting and apologizing for one’s mistakes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougguthrie/2012/06/01/creative-leadership-humility-and-being-wrong/

"We are frequently taught that leaders, especially aspiring leaders, should hide weaknesses and mistakes. This view is flawed. It is not only good to admit you are wrong when you are; but also it can also be a powerful tool for leaders—actually increasing legitimacy and, when practiced regularly, can help to build a culture that actually increases solidarity, innovation, openness to change and many other positive features of organizational life."

For a better understanding:

Leaders must not only recognize their failures but also acknowledge them publicly. In being wrong, they can find both authenticity and opportunity.

By the way:

"OOPS" shows that people have no empathy. It is the confirmation that people are not able to formulate an excuse, nor are able to apologize. 
Such a word is totally uncreative and shows that people don't see any desire to thinking about what went wrong. "OOPS" pushes the problem aside.

Apology - what is important here?

1.) I’m sorry: 

This is the core of a genuine apology.  “I’m sorry.” or “I apologize.”  It’s the stake in the ground to communicate that you truly regret your behavior and wish you had acted differently. No apology is complete without this.

2.) Stay in the first person:  

A true apology sounds like, “I’m sorry I….” or “I’m sorry we…”

3.) Don’t equivocate:  

Once you said what you regret about your actions or words, don’t water it down with excuses.  That can blow the whole thing.  

4.) Say how you’ll fix it: 

If you genuinely regret your words or actions, you’ll to commit to changing. 

5.) Do it: 

I know some people who don’t have a hard time apologizing, but seem to have a hard time following through on their apologies. If you apologize and say you’re going to behave differently, and then don’t – it’s actually worse than not having apologized in the first place. When you don’t follow through, people question not only your courage, but also your trustworthiness.

BE COURAGEOUS AND APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR MISTAKES! 
SHOW HUMILITY FOR YOUR FAILURES!


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http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2012/06/05/courageous-leaders-dont-make-excuses-they-apologize/


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4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Engaged - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO

4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Engaged - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO | Growth | Scoop.it
Why many employees fizzle shortly after being hired and how to prevent it. An exploration into the psychology and continued performance of employees.

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Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning | Social Learning Blog

Rapid Instructional Design for Accelerated Learning | Social Learning Blog | Growth | Scoop.it

The Accelerated Learning Rapid Instructional Design (RID) model is based on the concept that people learn more from experience with feedback than from training materials and presentations.  The model replaces traditional media-heavy courses with activity-based courses that put the learners in charge of their own learning and enable them to learn with and from each other.


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On Course to Career Success: 5 Resources to Maximize Your Mindset | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

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As an entrepreneur and a lifelong learner, I am always reading, watching videos, and speaking to others to constantly improve and expand my knowledge base. One ...
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