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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

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According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.


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Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career

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The idea entrepreneur is an individual, usually a content expert and often a maverick, whose main goal is to influence how other people think and behave in relation to their cherished topic.

 

These people don't seek power over others and they're not motivated by the prospect of achieving great wealth. Their goal is to make a difference, to change the world in some way.

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Drive the quest to change..the most difficult task
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Knowledge Mapping

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This module focuses on the basics of Knowledge Mapping, its importance, principles, and methodologies. Key Questions: What is K-map? What does the K-map show, and what do we map?


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“Share” Is The New “Save.”

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Working out loud, in the social organization, is to share. So, “Share” Is The New “Save.”
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Scott Langston's curator insight, May 26, 2013 9:48 PM

Share is the new save - I like that!

Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:45 AM

In reality, a lot of the buzz going around in the era of "New Leadership" is about Sharing, it is authentic & transparent and in my mind a relief for managers and companies around the world. It is so much easier just to be honest and run an "open" business - I believe Sharing to be the new Black.

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The Journey of a Tweet

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This infographic shows the literal journey of a tweet - from the initial tweet to the retweet and beyond.

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Conscious Computing: How to Take Control of Your Life Online

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Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? We need to embrace personal knowledge management. 


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Beth Kanter's curator insight, May 23, 2013 8:35 PM

Great piece.   Love the idea of "calming technology" 


This is the question motivating the embryonic movement known variously as "calming technology", "the slow web", "conscious computing" or (Pang's preferred term) "contemplative computing". Its members hope that we might be able to perform a sneaky bit of jujitsu on the devices that dominate our lives: to turn the agents of distraction into agents of serenity. Their inventions so far include wearable sensors that deliver rewards ("calm points") for breathing well while you work, developed by Stanford University's calming technology laboratory; iPad apps to help you meditate yourself into a state of super-focused concentration; software that lets friends decide collectively to disable their smartphonesfor the duration of a restaurant meal; and scores of pieces of "zenware" designed to block distractions, with names such as Isolator andStayFocusd and Shroud and Turn Off The Lights. I wrote most of this article using OmmWriter, which filled my screen with a wintry backdrop of bare trees and my headphones with the hypnotic clanking of old railway engines. I also used f.lux, which changed the glare of my screen to yellowy evening light, precisely timed to synchronise with the sunset outside.

God Is.'s comment, May 24, 2013 9:51 AM
I feel like grasshopah...
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Grasshopahhhhhh...

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Rethinking Thinking

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Every day, we meet people and process our interactions - making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us. In this lesson, Trevor Maber introduces us to the idea of a 'ladder of inference' and a process for rethinking the way we interact.

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Great video from TedEd. 

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Productivity in the Modern Office: A Matter of Impact

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It simply doesn't work to just measure productivity by output in a knowledge economy. 

 

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Matthew Bidwell introduces an interesting term: "Citizenship Behaviors" in this article from Wharton Knowledge: It's all the behind-the-scenes work such as recruiting, mentoring or communicating across teams. 

 

Such behaviors are critical in knowledge organizations, yet they are frequently overlooked in favor of hard data.

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A 70 Year Old Creativity Technique That is Still Relevant Today

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An interesting 70 year old book is gaining popularity again in the creativity and innovation fields. In short: Collect-Process-Distance-Eureka-Fit Check.

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It Can Be Smart to Dumb Things Down

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Keeping your message simple helps mobilize people in support of your goals. GREAT article from Stanford Social Innovation Review.  

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The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:56 PM

Brene Brown is makes sense.

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The Childhood Age That Predicts Future Success

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If you want to see which kids will grow up to be the most successful adults, visit their second-grade classroom, new research suggests.

 

A study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland discovered that math and reading ability at age 7 are linked with socioeconomic status several decades later. 

 

The researchers found that such childhood abilities predict socioeconomic status in adulthood over and above associations with intelligence, education and socioeconomic status in childhood.

 

The study was based on data from the National Child Development Study, a nationally representative study that followed more 17,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales over a span of about 50 years, from when they were born in 1958 to present-day.

 

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Books Worth Reading: The Pocket Scavenger

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An exploration into the creative process and chance. Interesting new book by Keri Smith. 

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Gamestorming

The future of work is not about dull routine… it's about being more human.

 

Gamestorming is a set of best practices compiled from the world's most innovative people and companies, condensed into a lightweight, low-tech toolkit that applies tools and rules to the problems of collaboration and teamwork.

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Tom Hood's comment, May 28, 2013 8:12 AM
Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!
Tom Hood's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:13 AM

Love it! Explains why our top secret management tool, MBSN is so powerful. MBSN is Management By Sticky Notes and we teach it in our Leadership Academy. In addition it is the tool of making your thinking visible to others which we apply with whiteboards, stickies and large graphic "thinking templates" in our i2a: Insights to Action thinking system. I am also a fan of the book Gamestorming. Thanks for sharing!

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, May 28, 2013 9:36 AM
You're welcome, Tom. By the way....you should check out Stattys.com - it's a new type of sticky notes (on steroids!)...They are really amazing. I tried them for the first time at a conference recently.
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How to Give a Killer Presentation

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A 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, tells a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from lions—especially at night.

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How to Manage Your Business Partner

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Disagreements and hurt feelings between co-founders can sink a company before it starts. Here are four strategies to set the relationship up for success.

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On Sense-Making

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Sense-making is a way to process, categorize, and choose between different possible explanations.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:12 AM

We often treat everything as simple or complicated and there is more complexity ad chaos than we acknowledge.

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

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This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter - as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.

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3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

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Yes commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington show us some platitudes can save your life.

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Brain Pickings

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The secrets of good writing have been debated again and again and again. But “good writing” might, after all, be the wrong ideal to aim for.

 

In About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews, celebrated author and literary critic Samuel Delany — who, for a fascinating factlet, penned the controversial 1972 “women’s liberation” issue of Wonder Woman — synthesizes his most valuable insights from thirty-five years of teaching creative writing, a fine addition to beloved writers’ advice on writing.

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3 Steps For Plotting Your Personal Future In An Uncertain World

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What’s the best way to feel productive and valued at work and in life? Having a sense of where you’re going. To do that, you need to forecast your own future, and then put yourself on the path to get there.

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Pivot Thinking: The Neuroscience of Design

The latest findings in cognitive science and neuroscience that helps explain the thinking behind design thinking. This includes a concept called "pivot thinking" which is the cognitive ability to reframe a problem or move in a new direction.

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Laurent Herbillon's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:05 AM

Interesting approach helps to understand the process behind

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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

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How do people learn, and how can they do it better in a constantly evolving context? These six channels are powerful players in how learners make meaning:  identifying, decoding, evaluating, and sharing fluid media and information.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 2013 6:16 PM

This is a great infographic and provides a beginning for where we need to go.

Thomas B Hansen's curator insight, May 18, 2013 4:14 AM

Interesting scoop on different learning channels.

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Why Sharing Your Work, Setbacks & Struggles Breaks Creative Blocks

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Trying to figure out how to overcome that nagging creative block? Talk it out with someone who knows absolutely nothing about what you do.

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How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette, 1876

How To Write Letters: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette, 1876 | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

"A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art."

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