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7 Habits that Defeat Distraction and Find Focus

7 Habits that Defeat Distraction and Find Focus | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Frantic leaders lack focus. Nothing meaningful gets done without focus. Unfocused leaders: Allow trivialities to become urgencies. Persistent drama suggests lack of focus. Start too much and finish...
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These 13 Ridiculous Business Phrases are Actually Brilliant

These 13 Ridiculous Business Phrases are Actually Brilliant | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Sometimes, cliches are just what a meeting or business conversation needs.

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Five surefire ways you can be a better manager

Five surefire ways you can be a better manager | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

So what’s the best way to improve your performance as a manager? Should you be considering a formal management accreditation? And, crucially, will you get paid more if you do?

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recently asked 535 managers about whether getting a management accreditation made a difference to their effectiveness at work. Here are some of the main findings:

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What does it mean to have business skills in the 21st century?

What does it mean to have business skills in the 21st century? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The structure of business has changed considerably. In the past, there were those in the company with strategic roles who set policy, and there were those who implemented them. Exercising good business skills was mostly a matter of following direction.

There are notable differences in business itself: increased globalisation; less focus on what is happening locally; personalised service is harder to come by and is often less likely to be sought out; speed and efficiency are often seen as the top concerns; businesses are becoming smaller, more specialised and deeply networked; cultural diversity is becoming a high priority and multiple offices in a variety of international locations are no longer reserved only for the largest corporations.

21st Century is very different from its predecessor and exercising good business skills now means tapping into quality leadership. This also looks different than it did decades ago. Here are some tips:

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6 apps to streamline your professional life

6 apps to streamline your professional life | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

A key component of being professional is organisation, yet many business practices seem outdated and cumbersome in today's technology-driven world. From holding onto receipts for expense reporting to filing business cards away for networking opportunities, there's a lot to keep track of. It's time to simplify.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 28, 7:53 PM

Update your professional practices for today's technology-driven world to increase organisation and simplify your work life.

Jane Shamcey's curator insight, June 29, 5:40 AM

ALSO --> Top Educational Apps For All Ages: http://swyy.co/KtnJgOS

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30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Time is of the essence. Use these tips to manage it.

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6 Steps To Convert An Idea To A Sustainable Business - Ivy Exec Blog

6 Steps To Convert An Idea To A Sustainable Business - Ivy Exec Blog | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Have an idea for a killer product? Learn the steps you need to take to turn that idea into a sustainable business.

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, June 27, 1:30 PM

Six good ideas to get you going. They leave a few important ones out that are worth mentioning. First, before leaving a job to start a business, try getting it off the ground and on some footing...you need to think about keeping the lights on. Put together a budget. Second, while they say keep your idea private (not bad advice if you have that next great thing...chances are you don't). However, if you do tell some people and they say it will never work, it's been done a million times...ignore them if you believe in it. Third, there's a point when one has to realize the idea is not working and be openminded to switch and shift. Fourth, and perhaps most important, get some momentum going. the more forward momentum you have going the greater the likelihood you will continue. Fifth...Go For It!

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Developing friendships at work is essential

Developing friendships at work is essential | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

According to Gallup, the experts in measuring workplace engagement, if you have a friend at work your level of engagement is likely to be much higher than someone who doesn’t. Research has also suggested that for people who are highly placed in organisations, the social ties that they develop outside of work can be very helpful as they become more widely known.

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Rejecting Ideas Doesn’t Have to Cause Resentment

Rejecting Ideas Doesn’t Have to Cause Resentment | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Preserve your organization’s innovative culture.

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(From the article): For organizations dealing with this kind of toxic or vengeful behavior, there are really only two options for preserving your innovative culture: reformation or termination. If you envision that the resentful party can still be a positive contributor, point out the unacceptable behavior while reaffirming your commitment to that individual. If the individual is unable or unwilling to reform, then they have to be removed. No scientist would ever endanger the outcome of an experiment by allowing toxins to build up in their cell culture, nor should any organization, manager, or mayor, tolerate toxic behavior spoiling the positive effects of an innovative culture.

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Why Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Tips to Make It Happen

Why Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Tips to Make It Happen | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
 2 weeks ago , our geek guys and girls in the office went out for some bowling. The trip to the bowling hall may or may not have been spontaneous, but it sure was the perfect way to cap a busy week. Laughs were shared, balls were thrown, moves were shown. I won’t dwell on the details – what happens at the bowling alley stays at the bowling alley. But I think it’s safe to state that people had a good time. That little trip obviously wasn’t some official corporate affair or some HR event. It was just an old game, a casual outing. But it was a great way to stren

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The truth about low self-esteem

The truth about low self-esteem | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Low self-esteem is a major issue in many people’s lives. It is not a trivial issue. It has serious effects on those who suffer with this problem.

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13 Approval seeking behaviours you need to stop

13 Approval seeking behaviours you need to stop | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Modern life conditions us to seek approval. Familiarising yourself with approval seeking behaviours helps you recognise your approval seeking and correct it

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How a contingency plan can be your best friend

How a contingency plan can be your best friend | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

If you anticipate failure , you are better able to deal with it when it does happen. This is where a contingency plan quickly becomes your best friend.

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4 Rules of supportive feedback. Be assertive, communicate effectively

4 Rules of supportive feedback. Be assertive, communicate effectively | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Feedback is an essential communication skill. It helps you to manage your time; manage your energy; manage your relationships and, manage your resources. Supportive feedback allows you to give your opinion in a clear and precise manner, without causing any undue upset. It is a cornerstone of assertiveness. Supportive feedback can be used to correct behaviour or to encourage a repeat of appropriate behaviour.

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What it means to be a lifelong learner

What it means to be a lifelong learner | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The rapid acceleration of technology has made learning possible anytime, anywhere and on just about any device. How and what we learn is up to us – we could be listening to a TED talk on the plane, joining a webinar hosted on the other side of the Atlantic while at work, or taking a quiz on an app before we go to sleep. The challenge for learning providers has become to make content relevant and adjustable according to an individual learner’s taste, as well as available as a browser-based solution, app, in a virtual classroom session and compatible with any operating system.

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People

7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Dealing with them is never easy, but it’s such a difficult problem that it’s worth looking at some strategies you might consider.
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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don't usually put a lot of effort into.

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It's never too early or too late to learn how to communicate better.

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24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter

24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Would like to be better, faster, stronger, and all that good stuff? As you might expect, the road to self-improvement isn't short, and it isn't easy. It all starts with forming good habits, habits that you can carry with you through each day of your life. Once you do them enough, they'll become second nature,…

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 30, 3:42 AM

Practice these habits to be smarter.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 30, 10:19 AM

The time to do nothing sounds very good. Which of these appeals to you?

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The way to a better Self!

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Five Things A Workplace Bully Will Say To Intimidate You

Five Things A Workplace Bully Will Say To Intimidate You | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
I would like to tell every young person starting out in his or her career not to be cowed and bullied. Most people you’ll meet in the workplace are awesome, or at least decent people, but a few of them are jerks.

It doesn’t matter what company you work for or which industry you choose. Everywhere you go you’ll find warm and supportive people along with fearful, not-to-be-trusted bullies.

Fearful people will try to intimidate you, whether you are a new college grad or a long-in-the-tooth business veteran like me.

They will put you down and try to get you to shut up. There is only one reason why a person would act this way, and it’s important for you to know the reason.

People will bully and try to intimidate you in the business world if their spidey sense tells them that you are someone to be reckoned with — someone to take seriously.

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11 Tips To Improve Your Communication Skills

11 Tips To Improve Your Communication Skills | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
The most effective speakers, presenters and leaders are those who know how to communicate with their audience. Some great examples include Conan O’Brien, Steve Jobs and marketing guru Gary Vaynerch…

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Five choices to extraordinary productivity

Five choices to extraordinary productivity | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The dramatic increase in the power of technology means that it’s never been easier to accomplish great things.Yet paradoxically, these same technologies can make it harder than ever to do the things that are important to us.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Management Style

6 Ways to Improve Your Management Style | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Whether you're an old hat or a novice, the ever-shifting work landscape and the generational shift of workers entering it mean that what worked effectively one year may not work as well the next.

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Turn Your Conflict into a Better Future

Turn Your Conflict into a Better Future | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” –William James In many cas...

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PCS Consultants, Inc. workshop on Conflict Resolution focuses on ways supervisors can work with their employees to resolve conflict in the workplace. It provides practical steps and techniques that everyone can learn.The purpose of this workshop is to provide supervisors with the knowledge to recognize causes of workplace conflict, how to facilitate resolution of conflict and how to manage the work relationships once the conflict has been resolved.

 

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The Big Data revolution: Middle managers need to adapt

The Big Data revolution: Middle managers need to adapt | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

A recent Gartner survey reported that 73% of organisations have invested or plan to invest in Big Data in the next two years. This news coincides with a recent Wall Street Journal article which has suggested that businesses are opting to use data to make decisions, eliminating the need for middle managers. Training budgets have also shrunk during the most severe global recession in history, and are only just starting to show signs of recovery, albeit from a much lower base. These factors are combining to leave middle managers even more threatened.


But the fact is that middle managers need to see these developments not as a threat, but as an opportunity to develop their skills and make themselves indispensable.

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The Importance of motivation in tackling procrastination

The Importance of motivation in tackling procrastination | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

To beat procrastination, you must motivate yourself to do things on time at all time. You need to consider motivation from the outset with any project.

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The Three Whats Of Storytelling

The Three Whats Of Storytelling | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Ever been drawn into the story but its ending left you unsatisfied? You were likely the victim of a storyteller that ignored the three whats.

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