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MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.
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Why Feedback Is a Business Imperative | Switch and Shift

Why Feedback Is a Business Imperative | Switch and Shift | Innovation | Scoop.it
The importance of measuring the climate you create cannot be understated. I submit that you, as the leader, have the responsibility to take your

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Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management?  No problem. | Innovation | Scoop.it

It’s only in the last few years that I’ve come to appreciate(!) the connections between my world of KM and organizational learning, and the philosophical mindset which underpins Appreciative Inqui...


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Matthew Fritz's curator insight, May 27, 2014 12:47 PM
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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 2014 9:27 AM

"All of us are smarter than any of us!" ~ Chris Collison.  Nice fresh take on #AppreciativeInquiry as a KM tool.

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Return on Optimism: Business as an act of positive thinking

Return on Optimism: Business as an act of positive thinking | Innovation | Scoop.it

Many of us give up every day when we focus on the barriers instead of looking at what we can accomplish. For much of my life, I’ve been quite good at seeing these barriers.

I’ve focused on the information I still need rather than what can be accomplished with the information I have.I’ve bemoaned the limitations of an aggressive timeline instead of seeing it as an opportunity to do something positive more quickly.

In short, I’ve been a pessimist. My outlook has kept me from fully investing myself into my work. Over the last few years I’ve worked to change that, to value forward progress far more than perfection and to see ambiguity as an opportunity for more creativity. Change isn’t easy, but I am starting.

I’ve had the privilege to work with a team at Xerox over the last few months on a marketing program that has included a look at the benefits of optimism in business. What I’ve learned has been changing my perspective for the better.

I’ve included quotes below from two of the experts we worked with on this project. Perspective from them and others is available as part of Xerox’s Return on Optimism site.

 


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David Hain's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:31 AM

True innovation requires doing something in a way that has never been done before - here's a great example.

John Michel's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:13 AM

Business is, by its very nature, uncertain. You cannot embrace it and fully invest yourself into it if you expect a negative outcome!

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Leading Change – It’s Not About You

Leading Change – It’s Not About You | Innovation | Scoop.it
A certain supervisor was assigned to a larger territory as a promotion for the job he had been doing. His biggest challenge was to help the largest flag...

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Sun Tzu's 33 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice -...

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Sun Tzu's 33 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice Forbes There was no greater war leader and strategist than Chinese military general Sun Tzu.
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Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators

Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators | Innovation | Scoop.it
Through connectional intelligence, the best innovators use their relationships to drive their passions and never shy away from tough conversations...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:29 PM

By harnessing connectional intelligence, you can expand your possibilities, elevate your ideas, and drive greater results. Ultimately, you become capable of joining the ranks of today’s best innovators and sharing their secret weapon.

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4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur

4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur | Innovation | Scoop.it
What happens when you need a new answer? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking.It’s a method of thinking most of us have never been taught, and some say is unteachable.

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Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:50 PM

Simple suggestions - classics!

1) No growth in the comfort zone

2 and 3) Know thyself and play to your strengths

4) Collaborate with folks who are different from you

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How To Embrace Your Creative Rut And Climb Out Of It

How To Embrace Your Creative Rut And Climb Out Of It | Innovation | Scoop.it
The best way to get past your creative block may be to embrace it. It's not going to be easy, but it's possible, if you get out of your own way. Here...

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10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence | Innovation | Scoop.it

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Progressive training's curator insight, May 9, 2014 9:21 AM

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

 

#leadership #management #business

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

 

 

(From the article): As leaders, you must begin to look beyond the obvious and open your eyes to see the opportunities previous unseen.   Leadership requires you to have circular vision and when you begin to grow complacent, you only see the obvious details before you – rather than those they lie around, beneath and beyond what you seek.  In fact, your mindset becomes stagnate because you are not stretching your perspectives enough to see more than you want to.

 

When you fall into this trap, it’s time to reshuffle the deck, and map out the internal and external factors that are influencing your thinking. You must begin to identify areas that can be improved –  such as relationships, workshop culture, networking, how you are investing in yourself (or lack thereof), etc.

 

It’s not experience, but rather opportunity that is the true mother of success.   Be more mindful about how you manage opportunity before it begins to manage you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 2014 10:41 AM

The first lesson is a good place to begin. We become so busy we do not look up and from side-to-side. Leaders need to be present and aware of what is happening and not happening. They need to be aware of who is best served to take the reins in a given situation.

 

In School, leadership and management should be intertwined. Quite often, I found that the latter was used almost exclusively and leadership did not exist.

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Tough-minded Leadership with Tenderhearted Skills

Tough-minded Leadership with Tenderhearted Skills | Innovation | Scoop.it
In business today, every leader, every boss, every chief executive officer, wants their company to be successful and so they advocate for tough-minded attitudes and strong-willed personalities.
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The Art of Wisdom and the Psychology of How We Use Categories, Frames, and Stories to Make Sense of the World

The Art of Wisdom and the Psychology of How We Use Categories, Frames, and Stories to Make Sense of the World | Innovation | Scoop.it
"We can’t understand ourselves as frozen in time. Self-understanding is a narrative construction."

"It’s insulting to imply that only

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The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity

The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity | Innovation | Scoop.it
Making this simple and short exercise a part of your daily routine will help you and your business.

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I can verify it works -- and I am not the stereotypical new-agey sort of guy.

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9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking | Innovation | Scoop.it

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola's swirl, Starbucks's logo, and Samsung's global identity, fuses creativity and...


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:10 AM

9 dicas de melhorar o desenho de serviços.

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3 Steps to Firing an Employee Who's Not a Cultural Fit

3 Steps to Firing an Employee Who's Not a Cultural Fit | Innovation | Scoop.it

Hiring for cultural fit is a commonplace practice. Sometimes firing for fit is necessary too. ("Fit" nebulous, key piece of team.


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Outcomes Trump Outputs

Outcomes Trump Outputs | Innovation | Scoop.it

What’s the difference between outputs and outcomes? Some think the question is merely semantics, or that the difference is simple: outputs are extrinsic and outcomes intrinsic. I think otherwise; the difference between outputs and outcomes is more fundamental and profound.


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David Hain's curator insight, May 22, 2014 2:18 AM

"Outputs are important products, services, profits, and revenues: the What. Outcomes create meanings, relationships, and differences: the Why." ~ @dscofield

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3 Lessons in Teamwork from the Military

3 Lessons in Teamwork from the Military | Innovation | Scoop.it
Lessons in teamwork from the military can be plucked and examined for understanding and applied to our actions

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Strategic Leadership: How to Avoid the Most Common Error Leaders Make

Strategic Leadership: How to Avoid the Most Common Error Leaders Make | Innovation | Scoop.it
In my interview with Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda, author of Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter, I asked him about the biggest mistake leaders make: Gautam: Over time, it’s grandiosity. Eric: Hubris? Gautam: Yeah.

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Your Brain Is Hardwired To Make You One Type Of Leader - Can You Overcome It?

Your Brain Is Hardwired To Make You One Type Of Leader - Can You Overcome It? | Innovation | Scoop.it

New findings suggest that our brain's analytical and social networks are hardwired to cancel each other out. Fortunately, there is a way for leaders to toggle successfully between the two. 

 


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John Michel's curator insight, May 25, 2014 8:47 AM

It turns out that our brains have two distinct networks that align with two different leadership styles:

1. The task-positive network (TPN) kicks in when it’s time to get things done, like a drill sergeant. 
2. The default-mode network (DMN) is believed to be activated when we’re being introspective or chewing on an ethical decision.

Effective leadership depends on being able to switch from one to the other seamlessly in the moment.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, May 26, 2014 6:35 AM

Fascinating article on the brain's analytical and social networks, and how this affects one's leadership ability.

AnnC's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:00 PM

Be aware of when to engage the social network in your brain and when to engage your analytic network.

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6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know

6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know | Innovation | Scoop.it
In this article, I will share some scientifically proven brain facts that you'll want to take into consideration before creating your next eLearning course. Keeping these interesting brain facts on hand may allow you to develop eLearning courses that offer the most value and benefit to the learner, given that you'll have a more comprehensive understanding of the inner works of the brain. 

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Why lean is the future of content marketing

You've heard it before: you need a content strategy. But how can you make it impacting without huge budgets and resources? 


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Christopher Jan Benitez's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:33 AM

After having initiated and run #leancontent meetups for more than a year with great speakers in San Francisco and New York City to explore that topic, we've put together the first framework for Lean Content by trying to regroup the key ideas that were discussed.


Please add to the conversation by submitting your ideas and join the #leancontent movement! 

Nicholas Bodell's curator insight, August 9, 2015 10:25 AM

After having initiated and run #leancontent meetups for more than a year with great speakers in San Francisco and New York City to explore that topic, we've put together the first framework for Lean Content by trying to regroup the key ideas that were discussed.

 

Please add to the conversation by submitting your ideas and join the #leancontent movement! 

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Leadership & Feedback - Feeling the pain and doing it anyway

  A leader considers the risks of asking for feedback even as he suspects it might make him look weak. Another ponders the dangers of increasing their

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Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture

Why You Should Care About Your Company's Emotional Culture | Innovation | Scoop.it
Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love--and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.
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15 Signs That You Are A Brave Leader

15 Signs That You Are A Brave Leader | Innovation | Scoop.it
The signs that you are a brave leader and what it takes to rise to the challenge

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Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:05 AM

The metaphor 'Eagle Eyes' is an apt characterization of someone who is highly evolved emotionally and spiritually. 

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3 Lessons from Making Mistakes at Work - World of Psychology

3 Lessons from Making Mistakes at Work - World of Psychology | Innovation | Scoop.it
We regularly hear that making mistakes is key to learning, innovating and succeeding. But how often do you hear people actually discussing the details of their

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Bridget Sarikas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM

“Whatever job you’re in..... the error is in your action, not in yourself.” A great reminder for when you have those moments of self-doubt!