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From A to Z Improve Your Learning Infographic

From A to Z Improve Your Learning Infographic | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
Here are 26 Ways to improve your learning!

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Great simple infographic - live your life A to Z...!

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The Science Of Cool

The Science Of Cool | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
What makes one consumer design cool and not another?
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How to find the "cool" in your design spectrum.  Being too whacky or too conventional will not cut the mustard in todays society.

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Presentation design blog Idea Transplant: Storytelling in business

Presentation design blog Idea Transplant: Storytelling in business | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
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Good points made here on combining story telling and business presentations in a cohesive way.

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The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

Like weeds in a green lawn, people who are “different” — whether behaviorally or neurologically — don’t always fit into standard job categories. But if you can arrange working conditions to align with the abilities of such individuals, they can add significant value.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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This is a great example of how different types of people can contribute to different work areas and, how, if we look outside our comfort zone of "recognised attributes/characteristics" and are prepared to compromise in our expectations in certain areas then we will find a wealth of talent and innovation.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 27, 5:44 PM

People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.

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5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

Willpower is not something you either have or you don't.

 

Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to store up their willpower and use it when it really matters.

 

They have remarkable willpower not because they have more of it, but because they've learned how to best use what they have.

 

Here's how you can, too.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Willpower - its all about getting the hardest things out of the way when you are at your mental peak, keeping in mind your long term goals and taking breaks to refuel your sugar levels.  Doing all these things will help you have the stamina to tackle the hardest of tasks without resorting to "I'll start tomorrow" 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 20, 1:30 AM

Be clear about what is important and foc us your willpower on that.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 20, 8:30 AM

(From the article): Create reminders of long-term goals. You want to build a bigger company, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize doing less than your best. You want to lose weight, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize that you'll start tomorrow. You want to better engage with your employees, but when you're mentally tired, it's easy to rationalize that you really need to work on that proposal instead.

 

Mental fatigue makes you take the easy way out--even though the easy way takes you the wrong way.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 20, 8:06 PM

Some good tips to work on your willpower - remove temptation and reduce your choices.

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How to Speak Like a Human with Your Customers (and Why It Matters)

How to Speak Like a Human with Your Customers (and Why It Matters) | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the guest article by Melanie Davis on Convince & Convert Blog by Jay Baer:
"We’re living in the middle of an information explosion, which is preferable to a literal explosion, but still pretty bad if you’re a marketer.

The sheer amount of information out there—online, in stores, in our inboxes—makes it extremely challenging to engage with customers and prospects.


Given our information overload, it’s more important than ever to connect with customers and prospects in a real way. To think of them like humans, and to speak to them like humans.
Speaking in human makes people listen, gets you leads, and builds loyalty.

 

Here’s a couple ways you can start speaking in human.
1. Write the way you talk.
You’re intimately familiar with your company’s offerings. This makes it extremely difficult for you to explain your product to a non-expert—i.e., your customers and potential customers.
This phenomenon is called the "Curse of Knowledge", and studies have found that it’s a real, knotty obstacle to good communication.
So to speak in human, you have to consciously examine your marketing materials for your knowledge bias.


I find it’s helpful to imagine myself having a chat with one of my favoritest clients, mentally explaining our new product and then jot down the “transcript” of the conversation that’s playing in my head.

 

2. Let people respond naturally.
If you let people respond in a way that’s more natural, they’ll be more excited about talking to you.
Communicate with your audience like you talk to real, live people, and let them talk human back to you. And try to speak in human in everything that you do, which includes login screens, autoresponder emails, contracts, everything.


Everything is marketing, and every touchpoint is a chance to connect with your audience on a real Homo sapiens to Homo sapiens level..."

 

Read full original article:
http://www.convinceandconvert.com/content-marketing/how-to-speak-like-a-human-and-why-it-matters/ ;

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Pretty basic really, all based on real engagement with your customer or clients as people rather than just numbers.  Write as you would speak, keep it simple and to the point, and keep verbal communication the main focus and your clients and customers are more likely to want to do business with you.

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Dom Jennings's curator insight, May 14, 5:21 PM

Communication with customers can often make or break a deal. Knowing how to converse in particular situations can be an extremely powerful tool for marketers, and can prove the difference in signing up or losing a lead.

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, May 15, 2:16 AM

I liked this article. Many companies should rethink their customer touch point communication. 

Jesse Soininen's curator insight, May 15, 6:29 PM

For those of you that have humans as customers

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The Best and Worst Times to Post, Pin & Tweet [Infographic]

The Best and Worst Times to Post, Pin & Tweet [Infographic] | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
When's the best time to post something to social media? Check out this infographic to figure it out.

Via Peg Corwin
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From this infographic I would say that Pinterest, Tumblr and Google + are aimed at out of work hours ... so a good channel for B2C content, particularly with images.  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all good for B2B and B2C, but generally looked at during normal working hours .  A great tool and useful insight.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, May 3, 10:20 AM

Useful graphic for timing of updates.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 9:52 PM
The Best and Worst Times to Post, Pin & Tweet
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France Just Banned Work Emails After 6 P.M

France Just Banned Work Emails After 6 P.M | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

There are many ways to distance yourself from the crushing tidal wave that is your work inbox. You can, for instance, impose an email sabbatical, which is supposed to be good for your mental health. Or you can plow through all of your emails in one go with the savvy use of search filters.

 

Now, there's a new lifehack for dealing with email 24/7, and it might just be our favorite yet: Move to France. The Guardian reports that the country's workers unions just imposed a ban that forbids employees from attending to "work-related material on their computers or smartphones" after they clock out for the day:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Now thats a good idea; too much time is spent batting emails backwards and forwards to colleagues, partners, customers and clients.  So many issues can be sorted out by conversation, either face to face or by telephone, but with the availability of email, and the fact that we can communicate when we want without a thought about the person we are communicating with means it has become the easiest and most popular method of conversation in the workplace.  The downside is that we can spend entire days just responding to emails and never find time to be creative or innovative.  

 

By having a general shutdown/shutoff point for everyone within an organisation, it will force the more traditional methods of communication to come into play, and also give timeout to employees with out the usual feelings of guilt associated with working late/  Well done FRANCE !

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Christian Bartosik's curator insight, April 12, 2:56 PM

Vive la france!

 

Emeric Nectoux's comment, April 13, 3:46 PM
Might sounds a bit extreme, isn't it? By the way, this is very anecdotal, and only applied by some companies who have experienced waves of suicide, after drastic reorganizations. (Lay-off)
Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 14, 12:53 AM

I wonder if this idea could be implemented into the U.S. public education system. I'm a strong believer in being a well rounded person, and devoting time each day to something you actually WANT to do, just for the sake of doing it! So much time seems to be devoted to things that you HAVE to do, and it's painful to realize.

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How to Get Ordinary People to Be Extraordinary

How to Get Ordinary People to Be Extraordinary | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
The biggest misconception you can make in business - or life - is that the people around you are somehow limited in ways that make it impossible for them to rise past a certain level. If you perceive
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Interesting article about helping people feel worth and be motivated within an organisation.  Its not a new concept that a large number of people are motivated by ideals other than money, find the motivator in each of your employees, help them reach their goals and you will have a loyal, productive workforce that actually enjoy what they do!  

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The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
We've combed through thousands of resources to offer you our first official guide to flipped classrooms. It's a curated list just for you.

Via Steve Yuen
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A great resource for information on Flipped Learning.   Although based on the education system many of these techniques are being used for business training, meaning time spent in the classroom becomes more productive, interactive and meaningful.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 22, 6:13 PM

I am reading Gert Biesta and he says learning does not happen because we say it does. Learning is something that has to coincide with teaching.

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Employee Motivation: what science knows versus what business does | Karian and Box blog - Thinkbites

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This statement is fundamental to employee engagement.

 

What employees need is autonomy, mastery and purpose. There is something fundamental to the human condition that makes us need to feel that our actions have meaning. It can be a small meaning, but there needs to be meaning:

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Understanding the Science of Moods at Work

Understanding the Science of Moods at Work | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
A growing body of research on the human brain proves that, for better or worse, leaders’ moods affect the emotions of the people around them. The reason for that lies in what scientists call the open
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Your mood, good or bad, will affect your team - there is science research to prove it.  

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Small Tweaks To Make Your Work And Life Better

Small Tweaks To Make Your Work And Life Better | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
With day-to-day work being so busy, how do we get any personal time? Author and consultant Cali Williams Yost can help.
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Important for us all to do regularly - re-examine what we do and when.  

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From A to Z Improve Your Learning Infographic

From A to Z Improve Your Learning Infographic | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
Here are 26 Ways to improve your learning!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Great simple infographic - live your life A to Z...!

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Five exercises to spark innovation in meetings

Five exercises to spark innovation in meetings | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
business meeting Team meetings can be a great place to develop the innovation needed to grow your small business. Sophie Turton, assistant editor for Crunch Accounting, explores five creative techniques to get more out of them.
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Some interesting ideas here, I like the The 6-3-5 brainwriting method, tough but challenging! 

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5 Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work

5 Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

There are times when every business is going through a restructure. Some companies seem to do this every few years, some every year, and some seem to be undergoing one eternal restructure!

 

Have you ever noticed that some people are restructure proof? Fear does not grip their body at the mention of that word. They never leave. They never get demoted. They are important to the company.

 

This reminds me of a story. Please excuse me; we are a training company, so there is always a story.

 

A big corporation hired several cannibals. “You are all part of our team now,” said the HR manager during the welcome briefing. “You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don’t eat any of the other employees.

 

The cannibals promised they would not.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Great story about the Cannibals and so true.  Making your self an important part of the business is not so hard.  To be honest, its what we should all do anyway.  Being a "doer", respecting co-workers, focusing on building skills not rank and keeping an open mind to change will ensure that you are not in the firing line for the next set of redundancies.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 28, 7:01 PM

These are the 5 keys to becoming indispensable at work.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, May 29, 2:56 PM

When doing a Organisation Restructure, encouraging employees to think in the ways this article suggests would certainly go a long way in helping any transition anxiety, and help the collective body along the transition.

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Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done

Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
No matter how zen you are, it can be hard to focus on the work in front of you--especially when it's something you don't want to do. Unfortunately, even a quick distraction can derail your productivity, so here are 10 tips to help you get down to business when it matters most.
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Some great tips here on making sure you are not led astray in your worktime.  My favourite is the headphone one - nothing says "Bug Off" as well as someone not making eye contact, and who is unable to detect your presence because they can't hear you either!! 

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#Trust is a precursor to #Loyalty & #Engagement

#Trust is a precursor to #Loyalty & #Engagement | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
Many of us write about a trust culture, but what about a culture of distrust? What does that look like? In today's post, I explain.

Via Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein
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The bottom line is Trust can make or break a business.  It feeds down through the employees, customers and finally stops at your bottom line.  Cultivating an environment of trust at work is a "must do" for all business, large and small.

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, May 16, 1:44 AM

#Trust is a precursor to #loyalty and #engagement. Without trust, there can be no engagement!


Share your thoughts on the list of culture of distrust.

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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Andres Frank's curator insight, May 14, 7:08 AM

I agree with this opinion and I believe CEOs should also notice these things while giving tasks to their employees

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

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How to Stay Fresh and Focused in Business

How to Stay Fresh and Focused in Business | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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7 Tips for keeping focused and relaxed through the day.  It will not only make you more productive, your team will follow suit.  The more relaxed your work environment is the more you can achieve and the more approachable you are to your team.  

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Francoise Tollet's curator insight, April 15, 3:17 AM

I love this article : operating under stress  is extremely bad both for you, your team and your business. I love also this idea "stay fresh" in order to stay focused on your businesses.

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, April 15, 6:40 AM

Recomendaciones importantes, sobre todo para los trabajadores solitarios, cada vez más numerosos.

Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, April 15, 8:39 PM

Great tips to plan each day!

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How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less

How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

GOne of the most important skills you can develop is getting a quick snapshot of a website's SEO. 

 

All it takes is ten minutes. And you don't need any expensive tools.

 

You can use this step-by-step process to determine your own website's health, to find out how your competitors are doing, and to discover what needs to be done to improve your SEO. 

 

Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/04/09/how-to-score-your-websites-seo-in-10-minutes-or-less/


Via Antonino Militello
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Brilliant and useful post for a quick health test on any website. - yours or your competitors.  Great links for resources too.

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Celebritize You's curator insight, April 10, 12:30 PM

How do you know if your SEO is enough? Find out how to score your website's SEO in ten minutes or less. 

Neil Ferree's comment, April 10, 10:13 PM
I like to compare Alexa vs. SimilarWeb stats to get a deeper look into a site's SEO structure and appeal
Debbie Gartner's curator insight, April 11, 7:45 AM

Here's a great guideline to quickly analyze the SEO/effectiveness on your website.  It's rather simple to do and quickly points out the areas you need to work on.


For me, I still need to do some work on my domain authority.  So that will be my focus for the next few months.

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The Power to Connect Through Visual Storytelling

The Power to Connect Through Visual Storytelling | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it

Excerpt from guest post from the blog "Convince & Convert".
The author of article is Jessica Gioglio, co-author about new book with Ekaterina Walter called The Power of Visual Storytelling.

Here are some highlights:
- We’re Marketing in the Age of Infobesity
With the average consumer attention span now between 2.8-8 seconds, curating snackable pieces of content into a visual story has emerged as a powerful strategy.
As shared through powerful case studies in the book from B2B, B2C companies both large and small, visual storytelling is helping marketers stand above the noise, grow a vibrant and engaged community and drive action.

- Relevancy Has a Deadline
We are at the beginning of a new era in marketing that aligns perfectly with visual storytelling. With the wealth of social data available and real-time listening tools, companies are evolving their strategies to be relevant in the moment with the goal of connecting consumers with the right message at the right time.

- The Consumer Reigns Supreme and Their Attention is the New Commodity
The best storytellers know and play to their audience, whether it’s a dramatic pause, a well-inserted joke, or crafting a perfect tweetable soundbite. Companies need to take the same approach with their social media channels. Visual Storytelling is far more than an attention seeking tactic, it’s a powerful strategy for showcasing the human side of your company..."

Read full, original and interesting article here:
http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-image-of-the-week/the-power-to-connect-through-visual-storytelling/

"The Power of Visual Storytelling" book is currently available on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007182393X

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
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Love this line  "We’re Marketing in the Age of Infobesity"  great piece on visual storytelling

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John Thomas's curator insight, March 22, 7:53 AM
Excerpt from guest post from the blog "Convince & Convert". The author of article is Jessica Gioglio, co-author about new book with Ekaterina Walter called The Power of Visual Storytelling.
Jeremy Pollard's curator insight, March 31, 6:24 PM

Under 8 second attention spans for consumers!  Of course, drowning in a sea of competing claims & noise.  So what do you think it is in B2B with key decision makers?

 

Whatever the number (still searching for credible data) your ability to be tighter and more succinct in getting early attention is vital.

 

I say early because once you've established initial trust you can engage together over problems and solutions for hours !

 

So some good learnings here - up to a point...

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What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet | TED Blog

What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet | TED Blog | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
At TED@StateStreet, 12 employees from all levels of the company gave TED Talks on ideas that deeply inspire them.
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Great way to boost employee engagement whilst bringing to the fore the more human side of employees, showcasing their passions and goals.  

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Humans being: Relationships

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Look at the Whats a wallet got to do with it - great comparisons between financial investments and relationship investments! Love the Short term investment/Day trade !! 

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Stop Negative Thoughts Now! | pronetworkbuild.com

Stop Negative Thoughts Now! | pronetworkbuild.com | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
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Keep your negative thoughts at bay by following these simple steps - all common sense, but sometimes we lose focus and get bogged down with the negative stuff!  

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These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won't Believe What They Found

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won't Believe What They Found | Human Behaviour | Scoop.it
Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion content that evokes powerful emotions floats...
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Wow .... anger is more likely to trigger clicks than contentment!   Humour still rates as high click potential, but other low -arousal emotions such as sadness are not going to help you reach your high click targets.  Interesting article about human emotions and rour responses to ads and what makes an ad go viral.  Very helpful for all the creatives out there - we know now that we have to trigger the high-arousal emotions ..... the next problem is how do we do this! 

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