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The Future Of Work: 10 Skills You Will Need To Be Successful [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Future Of Work: 10 Skills You Will Need To Be Successful [INFOGRAPHIC] | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
With all the predictions about the future of work, we are constantly painting a picture of how the future workplace will look.

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Is ‘sorry’ really the hardest word? Exploring the big effect of this little word

Is ‘sorry’ really the hardest word? Exploring the big effect of this little word | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The word “sorry” means many things to many people. In this article, Anna Shields, co-founder of Consensio, talks about the impact of an apology in the context of workplace mediation and how this can be applied in many types of courageous conversations.
 
Sorry. Even if the word itself doesn’t actually come up, it’s usually there beneath the surface in most workplace mediation conversations; and it can have a significant effect on the outcomes.

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Do You Let Your Feelings Get The Better of You?

Do You Let Your Feelings Get The Better of You? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

I have been coaching a manager for some time who has had several challenges with her director.  My wife and I decided to take a Friday night away from the family for a little rest and planning for 2015. At about 12:30 am my client called to tell me that she had texted her boss and quit her job. I was shocked and somewhat disappointed at her decision. I tried to help her see the upside of all she had been able to accomplish, but her mind was made up. When I asked her why she had decided to leave she responded with tears in her voice, “For two and a half years I have been yelled at and belittled in front of others. I have zero confidence. I feel like a glass that is totally full and running over. I can’t hold anymore. I just can’t take it any longer.”

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Developing Charisma: Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma: Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Charisma isn't just a gift that you have or you don't. Charisma can be learned, and if you can develop charisma, it gives you strong referent power.
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Five Creative Ways To Power Through The Afternoon Slump

Five Creative Ways To Power Through The Afternoon Slump | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
 If your mind starts to wander and you could really use a nap or a candy bar around 2 p.m., you’re not alone. The afternoon slump is real, and it’s your body's response to a drop in your blood-sugar levels as well as its natural circadian rhythm. In fact, one of our strongest biological urges to sleep comes between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the National Sleep Foundation.
 

Taking the afternoon off isn’t usually an option, but some companies have found some fun and effective hacks for tackling the afternoon slump.

 

 1. DANCE PARTIES

Employees at the mortgage lender United Shore look forward to 10-minute dance parties held every Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The idea began as a small gathering of five or six people and became so popular that the company installed a dance floor on the second floor to accommodate a crowd of more than 100.

 

"We have a lot of team members at United Shore who work from their desks and are focused on hitting their daily goals," says CEO Mat Ishbia. "The dance parties give them a little break to get up, reenergize themselves and get back to their day. That energy helps us stay focused."


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These companies have found a way to keep their employees engaged instead of dragging in the afternoons, and it doesn't involve caffeine.

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Five Tips For Managing Your Boss's Bad Habits

Five Tips For Managing Your Boss's Bad Habits | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
How do you manage your boss's bad habits? Here are tips for handling five of the most common and annoying bad habits that managers display!

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Not Sure Where You’re Going? Start with a Personal Mission Statement

Not Sure Where You’re Going? Start with a Personal Mission Statement | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Most organisations have mission statements—a clearly defined and articulated purpose to focus energy and help leaders make decisions.

But what about a clearly defined and articulated personal purpose? While most of us have some idea about what we want to do with our lives, many of us don’t have a personal mission statement.

This is an important concept. A personal mission statement harnesses energy and enables us to have a greater sense of well-being—especially if we can connect our personal purpose with our department’s purpose as well as our organisation’s purpose.

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Leadership and Management Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make

Leadership and Management Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

If you’ve been promoted to a management position for the first time, you’re probably feeling pretty terrified. While stepping into a managerial role is a huge accomplishment, it’s the beginning of a set of arduous challenges. If you’re not quite sure how to smoothen the transition, here are some common leadership and management mistakes most first-time managers make, which when avoided can help you get off a pretty good start.

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7 Poisonous Thoughts That Interfere With Your Success

7 Poisonous Thoughts That Interfere With Your Success | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Whatever it is that you are trying to achieve in life, it can be extremely frustrating when you encounter roadblocks to accomplishing your goals and obtaining success. Sometimes, these roadblocks are due to circumstances beyond your control. However, in many cases, the direct or indirect cause of failure comes from within. Negative, fearful thoughts and thoughts that reflect a lack of confidence can definitely prevent your success. The good news is that if you can recognize them, you become empowered.

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How we (unconsciously) make bad decisions

How we (unconsciously) make bad decisions | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
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The problem isn’t that we don’t know what to do. The problem is that we are subject to cognitive biases—ways of deciding and acting that result from a lifetime of conditioning—which cause us to unconsciously make decisions that are less than optimal.
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Encouraging Workplace Creativity - What Gets Real Results

Encouraging Workplace Creativity - What Gets Real Results | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Workplace creativity comes from a) thinking in different ways; b) sharing those ideas; c) implementing the discoveries. And those could be something big

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Round-Robin Brainstorming: Allowing Everyone to Contribute

Round-Robin Brainstorming: Allowing Everyone to Contribute | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Round-Robin Brainstorming helps you ensure that people will contribute great ideas without being influenced by others.
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How to Get Your Voice Heard in Meetings: Finding the Best Way to Contribute and Get Noticed

How to Get Your Voice Heard in Meetings: Finding the Best Way to Contribute and Get Noticed | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Building confidence in your own value and speaking up for other people will make it easier for you to play an active part in meetings.
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Coaching - a partnership of trust

Coaching - a partnership of trust | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Great coaching works because it is a partnership. More than that, it succeeds because it is built upon trust and mutual respect. In fact, according to Ashridge and others, the single most important factor for achieving a successful outcome in executive coaching is the quality of the relationship between the coach and the coachee.

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4 Strategies Proven to Make Performance Reviews Shorter

Our Performance Review Report found that the top problem employees have with reviews is that they're simply too long. It’s hard to blame them. Who would want to sit and listen to criticisms about themselves for an hour?

It turns out that both employees and managers hate performance reviews. Making them better starts with making them briefer. Here are some ways to cover everything you need to without making the process excruciating:
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What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week

What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn’t work as well as we think it does.
 

The efficiency myth has been debunked by numerous experts and studies. For example, research from Stanford revealed that the more people multitask, the more they are training their brain to be scattered, and the less they are able to be creative or develop emotional intelligence. Another study from the suggested that your IQ can drop as much as if you’d missed a night of sleep. And the American Psychological Association revealed that a group of studies proved that workers performing juggling acts were actually costing a lot more time and increasing the chance of errors. Overall, this degrades your brain’s executive function as well as damaging your productivity.

 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 26, 6:39 PM

Juggling isn't doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be.

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The Influence Model: Using Reciprocity to Gain Influence

The Influence Model: Using Reciprocity to Gain Influence | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Learn how this model can help you to influence others, even if you don't have authority over them.
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How Strong Are Your Influencing Skills?: Identify and Increase Your Range of Influencing Tactics

How Strong Are Your Influencing Skills?: Identify and Increase Your Range of Influencing Tactics | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Increase your range of influencing tactics, so that you can convince others of your idea’s merits.
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7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets

7 Ways Successful People Have Better Mindsets | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
A successful person is not someone in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of smart attitudes.

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Why Build Personal Learning Networks  

Why Build Personal Learning Networks   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

In this era of constant flux and uber connectivity, one way we can remain relevant as individuals and as organizations is to make continuous learning a part of our DNA. An effective way to achieve this is taking onus of our personal development by building Personal Learning Networks (PLNs).

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16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
You've got to remember to reward yourself.

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The concept of comfort zone – and why you need to step outside it

The concept of comfort zone – and why you need to step outside it | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The concept of comfort zone is important because it can positively affect our lives.

When we talk about comfort zone, we generally refer to the natural human tendency of prefering those situations we perceive as reassuring and stress-free.

Have you ever moved blissfully through an environment you know and, on the contrary, been self-conscious in a new environment? Do you always hang out with the same friends and in the same places? Answering these questions can help you discover the boundaries of your own comfort zones.

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Apprenticeships: The industrious revolution

Apprenticeships: The industrious revolution | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
A new breed of apprenticeship is offering employers a way to accelerate and keep top talent
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How to Focus at Work in the Age of Distractions

How to Focus at Work in the Age of Distractions | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Here are some solid tips for increasing your ability to focus at work when the entirety of the internet is waiting to distract you.

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Useful infographic with some good advice.

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Assertiveness: Getting What You Want or Need By Working With People, Not Against Them

Assertiveness: Getting What You Want or Need By Working With People, Not Against Them | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Being assertive means knowing where the fine line is between assertion and aggression and balancing on it. Learn how to do this.

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Maximising productivity and performance - using your brain better by managing your body

Maximising productivity and performance - using your brain better by managing your body | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

In this series we look at an aspect of science that gets too little (in our view) attention in business and that’s what we eat, how we move our body and use our brain. 

Maybe one reason there is limited focus on this area is it’s confusing.

A lot of recent research has found that long established ideas are basically wrong and were based on poor or biased science.

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