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What’s Wrong with Being Passive Aggressive?

What’s Wrong with Being Passive Aggressive? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

A client asked me this question recently when I discussed with them how perhaps they needed to be more consistently assertive in their interactions in the workplace. There was obvious confusion about what the term passive-aggressive meant when we had a good dialogue about that. In this article I’d like to clarify the distinctions between assertiveness, aggressiveness and being passive. I do not believe one can ever be too assertive but you have to be clear on the distinctions

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No Excuses Business Success

No Excuses Business Success | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

There really is no excuses, and in this article I'm going to briefly share 3 excuses I could have made along the way which I overcame and found peace with

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7 Thoughtful Ways to Stress Less

7 Thoughtful Ways to Stress Less | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

How many of you want to grow old faster? What, no takers?! Well, did you know you accelerate your aging when you regularly experience stress or anxiety? Seriously, if you’re too tired or too wired, take note of the seven strategies here to help you stress a little less: 1. Give up the daily guilt. Let’s get some perspective. Too many of us waste time feeling guilty that our life is out of balance, but you’ll never feel balanced as long as you have goals and dreams. Why? There’s always way too mu

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Informal learning: Decoding the myths and mysteries

Informal learning: Decoding the myths and mysteries | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Those good people at GoodPractice have sent us a good infographic about informal learning. Are you doing it? You might not even know you are...

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10 Common Decision-Making Mistakes: Avoiding the Pitfalls

10 Common Decision-Making Mistakes: Avoiding the Pitfalls | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Do you struggle to make decisions, or frequently get them wrong and suffer the consequences? Read our article to avoid common decision-making pitfalls.
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The Art of Paying Attention - People Development Network

The Art of Paying Attention - People Development Network | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Two recent artilces I read were a great reminder about how as leaders, it is important to attend to your intellectual and emotional brain. paying attention

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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Via Gust MEES, Marc Wachtfogel, PhD
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Ian Berry's curator insight, July 28, 2:39 AM

An insightful article into both/and at work

Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, July 28, 10:22 AM

I think I jes might be one-of these folk :) 

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, Today, 12:28 AM

good that I have become more ambivert over time....earlier I used to come as introvert on MBTI tests

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Why Time Management Totally Backfires

Why Time Management Totally Backfires | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
You probably don't need research to tell you that people are feeling more and more overwhelmed and overscheduled, but if anecdotal evidence isn't enough to make this clear, studies do exist. Americans tell pollsters they struggle to find work-life balance and generally feel like they spend their days on a slightly too fast treadmill scurrying to catch up.

But no worries--this problem has an obvious solution, right? All we need is better time management--get more done, choose and batch tasks more wisely, keep tabs on our to-do list more carefully, etc.

That seems reasonable but it's totally wrong, according to a fascinating article by business psychologist Tony Crabbe that appeared on Quartz recently. The in-depth piece looks at the history of the relationship between work and time (hint: we weren't always so clock obsessed) and goes on to argue that, as we've misdiagnosed what ails us, the prescribed treatment--time management--is actually making our problems worse.

"Time management, we believe, is the solution to our busyness: if we could organize our time better, we'd be less overwhelmed, happier, and more effective. We are completely wrong on all three counts, and it's damaging our lives and our careers," Crabbe writes.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 26, 6:53 PM
Your efforts to streamline your day are probably just making you feel busier.
Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 27, 8:47 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

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Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

How do hostage negotiation techniques get people to change their minds? Learn the six techniques FBI experts developed to influence and persuade anyone.


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7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”

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3 little words that define workplace relationships | @GreatLeadership

3 little words that define workplace relationships | @GreatLeadership | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
What are the most important three words for any relationship between a manager and employee?
No, it’s not “I love you.” Now that would be inappropriate, although not everyone would agree with that opinion. Love their jobs, yes. Love their managers or employees? Eew!
No, the most important three little words are: “I trust you.”
Trust is the foundation that a positive manager-employee relationship is built on. The absence of trust leads to micromanagement, fear, risk-aversion, backstabbing, destructive rumors, a lack of innovation, mistakes, and a lack of engagement.
What does trust look like? It’s all in the eye of the beholder, but here’s a starter list from both the manager’s and employee’s perspective:

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 25, 8:37 AM

I agree with David Hain, you can't find 3 better words to cherish in business however love does require trust to exist bilaterally but we have an aversion to use it in business.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 26, 11:12 PM

True. And it's definitely a two-way (and multiple way) street. The other words are Please and Thank You

Ed Nikora's curator insight, July 27, 4:24 AM

Trust has also been one of the four things identified in Gallups Strength Based Leadership book as something employees require of good leaders.  For a leader to sit and reflect on how they provide trust to their staff, we must first have our 'why'.  Why do we even value trust in our working relationships...and as with all things we value, like currency, how do we spend our Trust...as in how are we investing it with those we lead, manage or work with? 

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The Benefits of Learning as a Team

The Benefits of Learning as a Team | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures,” said sociologist Benjamin Barber. “I divide the world into learners and non-learners.”

As each of us takes on more responsibility, we seem to misplace the necessity of learning. We learn through our actions and from feedback, but how often do we sit down to distill our failures or mistakes into actionable lessons? How often do we connect seemingly unrelated ideas or insights to challenge our comfort zones?

How else do we get better at what we do?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 24, 4:36 AM

Learning together- we can't do it all ourselves, so hone this skill set!

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How to Have a Coaching Conversation - Center for Creative Leadership

How to Have a Coaching Conversation - Center for Creative Leadership | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Coaching isn’t just something that specialized professionals do. In fact, some of the most powerful coaching experiences are informal exchanges in the hallways, cafeterias, offices and other workspaces in the course of everyday work.

Coaching conversations are an important means by which experiences are turned into learning, and nearly anyone can conduct them.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 23, 12:36 PM

Structured head space (coaching) - the key skills.

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Strategic Thinking Is For Everyone

Strategic Thinking Is For Everyone | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Strategic thinking is not just for strategists, it does not belong in the sole domain of organisational leaders. It is for everyone and here is why...

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For Better Decision Making, Look at Facts — Not Data

For Better Decision Making, Look at Facts — Not Data | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Managers today similarly crave facts. The potential positives of working from objective facts are enticing. It’s expected that improved performance follows from basing decisions on facts, whether in traditionally heuristics-based industries such as healthcare or in causally imprecise contexts such as business strategy. But our world is awash in data, and data is not the same thing as facts. Facts are much harder to come by than data. While data seems to promise objectivity, instead it requires analysis — which is replete with subjective interpretation. Assuredly, having data is a necessary step toward making objective decisions. Yet the objectivity of data is a myth. Modern analytical methods afford creative and flexible uses of data that can support multiple perspectives and competing analyses about the same data sets.


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The Power of Asking Questions

The Power of Asking Questions | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who only responded in two- or three-word sentences, and you walked away feeling like you learned very little? The person might not have been intentionally giving you short answers; perhaps you could have phrased your questions better. A lot of people fail to understand the power of asking quality questions.

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Critical Thinking: Developing the Skills for Successful Thinking

Critical Thinking: Developing the Skills for Successful Thinking | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Critical thinking is the discipline of rigorously and skillfully using information, experience, observation and reasoning to guide your decisions, actions and beliefs.

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A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs

A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
This post explores the misconception that a team which has frustration needs team building. The author encourages readers to get to the root cause.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 28, 7:50 PM

Don’t try to motivate your way out of a mess. Fix the mess.

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Cut Meeting Time -- and Make 'GRIT' Happen!

Cut Meeting Time -- and Make 'GRIT' Happen! | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Did you ever think "generosity" would be the goal of a good meeting? It is now.

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The Fantastic Power of Failure

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The fantastic power of failure gives 5 practical ways to learn and move forward from disappointment and failure to enable learning and future success.

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Doing Too Much? Don’t Let a Deadline Bypass Common Sense

Doing Too Much? Don’t Let a Deadline Bypass Common Sense | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Lots of people are doing too much, feeling too burdened, and finding they aren’t as effective as they would like to be. As a coach, I work with leaders around this reality, and I coach them to take the time to assess situations and plan reasonably. Setting unrealistic deadlines hurts! Not only does it keep the negative spiral of too much/too burdened going; but missing a deadline can damage a leader’s credibility.

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82% of Managers Aren't Cut Out For the Job: Do You Have What It Takes?

82% of Managers Aren't Cut Out For the Job: Do You Have What It Takes? | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Struggling to get along with your boss? Odds are, they're a poor fit for the job. Here's why.

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Your 6 Step Guide to Surviving Networking

Your 6 Step Guide to Surviving Networking | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Do you need to network but hate networking events? Do you feel awkward talking to people at networking events? Do you wish you could be a more effective networker. Here are some tips for getting the most out of networking opportunities.

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The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less

The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?”

That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off with.

Instead, here’s a good place to start: “What can I subtract from my current workload so that I can clear away some muck, free up my time and energy, and start contributing at the highest possible level?”

In other words: “What should I be doing less of around here?”

After working as a psychologist and life coach for over 28 years--mentoring super-achievers across all kinds of industries--what I have observed, time and time again, is that the secret to success isn’t doing more. It’s doing less.

Here is a simple auditing exercise to help you critically examine your work week and decide which tasks to keep--and which you ought to delete.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 23, 7:33 PM

It's time to critically examine what you actually do during the week.

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How to Prove Coaching Adds Value

How to Prove Coaching Adds Value | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Coaching is ranked among the top 3 most effective development methods, and the most effective method when incorporated within talent programmes. But how do you make a robust business case to secure investment in coaching?

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