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Don’t Underestimate Your Points of Power at Work—5 Places to Look

Don’t Underestimate Your Points of Power at Work—5 Places to Look | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

An essential mindset for achieving your goals and contributing to the goals of others is recognizing and appreciating your power at work.

I’ve witnessed many amazing transformations as individuals altered their mindset related to power, explored their points of power, and proactively created positive change.

This transformation begins by recognizing an important truth about power: not realizing our own points of power may be one of our greatest assumed constraints.

When I talk to people about power at work, they often tell me they don’t really have any power.  That’s because they think about power through a very narrow focus on position power—having the title or authority to make certain decisions such as to hire or fire, to go or no-go, or to establish budgets.

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10 TED Talks to Encourage Personal Growth | Those Positive Thoughts

10 TED Talks to Encourage Personal Growth | Those Positive Thoughts | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Lifestyle blog, created to inspire personal development and happiness. Articles include advise and personal life experience to motivate and inspire others. Categories are, inspiration, happiness, thoughts and reading, all of which are designed to encourage a more positive outlook on life.

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Five ways to ensure your feedback has impact

Five ways to ensure your feedback has impact | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Feedback is a powerful means of optimizing performance in others. When done well it helps employees fine-tune their efforts to achieve results while strengthening self-confidence and deepening engagement – two outcomes that increase initiative and "stick-to-it-iveness." 
 
But feedback is often misunderstood by leaders at every level, too frequently avoided, or ends up having little to no impact, or can even makes things worse.

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The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
At the core of managing information overload is the ability to know which function to use, and how and when to use it. The six principles below can serve as a guide to the proper brain hygiene for managing information overload on a busy work day.
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Help Your Team Stop Over committing by Empowering Them to Say No

Help Your Team Stop Over committing by Empowering Them to Say No | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The culture of saying "yes" to everything is leading to disappointment

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 7, 9:36 AM
The most important skill any leader — any person, really — can learn is how and when to say “no.” When you’re able to confidently walk away from opportunities that don’t generate value, you have the time and the resources to say “yes” to those that matter. These are the ideas that are going to revolutionize your company and change the world.
 
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Old dogs, new tricks: how apprenticeships can transform mature employees

Old dogs, new tricks: how apprenticeships can transform mature employees | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Evidence coming through at CMI’s recent Partner Conference is that long-serving members of staff may benefit the most from doing a higher apprenticeship

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7 Reasons Emotional Intelligence is Key to Career Advancement

7 Reasons Emotional Intelligence is Key to Career Advancement | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
As Steve Jobs stated, “We don’t hire smart people to tell them what to do, we hire them to tell us what to do.” Increasingly employers are becoming aware of the importance of emotional intelligence in staff they promote up the ladder.

Via James Schreier, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Six Qualities You Need to Succeed in Business

Six Qualities You Need to Succeed in Business | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are a garden-variety office worker has looked you in the eye at some point and asked: “Are you crazy?” No matter what sector you enter into, starting a new venture involves tonnes of risk and little sleep. 


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3 Self Leadership Strategies to Reduce Stress at Work

3 Self Leadership Strategies to Reduce Stress at Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

The fast-paced nature of today’s work environment can create stress and anxiety for workers at all levels in an organization—but especially those responsible for getting things out the door on a daily basis.  Even the most organized and efficient among us can feel the strain.

Looking for some relief? Recent research confirms that a little proactive self leadership results in significantly less strain (and more energy) at the end of your workday.

See for yourself by giving one—or all three—of these strategies a try.

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How to Quietly Communicate Powerfully 

How to Quietly Communicate Powerfully  | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Communication is at the heart of all the meaningful things in our lives, yet we take it for granted in so many ways. We assume that you have to be charismatic and extroverted to engage an audience.  We assume that when we say something, the other person understands the meaning behind our words. We assume that the more we speak, the more the other person will understand what we are trying to convey. And we assume selfishly that what we have to say is correct and complete and focus our attention on trying to get our message across, not necessarily listening for feedback.

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Win-Win Negotiation: Finding a Fair Compromise

Win-Win Negotiation: Finding a Fair Compromise | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Learn how to improve your negotiation skills and reach mutually acceptable compromises.

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Essential Negotiation Skills: Reaching an Agreement That Works For You

Essential Negotiation Skills: Reaching an Agreement That Works For You | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Prepare for negotiations by researching both parties' needs, identifying any acceptable alternative solutions, and choosing your approach carefully.
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Four Decision-Making Styles and When to Use Them | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Four Decision-Making Styles and When to Use Them | Jesse Lyn Stoner | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
What are your decision-making styles? Leaders who are guided by personal preference are more likely to make bad decisions and create team resentment.

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3 case studies of how the Apprenticeship Levy will help employers

3 case studies of how the Apprenticeship Levy will help employers | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Forward-thinking employers see the new breed of higher Trailblazer apprenticeships as a way to redesign their learning and development; to get a vital competitive edge; and to prove their credentials as an employer to the outside world

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Ten Tips to Maintain Motivation  

In the global, virtual and diverse world we live in it is often hard to motivate yourself and maintain motivation of those around you on a daily basis.  Your teams are starting to be discouraged and disengaged, it feels as if you are pushing boulders up hills, it’s one step forward and two steps back.  Your own motivation is low and you begin to question your own ability and competence.

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3 Qualities of a Great Mentor

3 Qualities of a Great Mentor | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Great mentors do three things that conveniently all start with the letter E – they encourage, equip, and exemplify.

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To mentor someone is a great gift, if you have the opportunity to both be mentored and mentor someone then this article will be of use to you. What skills do you think you need to be a great mentor? 

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Great leaders need to encourage, equip and exemplify. 
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En las orgizaciones actuales el mentoring está demostrando ser una practica de éxito para desarrollar el potencial de los empleados. Un verdadero mentor sigue la regla de las "3 Es": empodera, "equipa" y ejemplifica
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Goal Setting Made Easy — A Proven Goal Setting Strategy 

Goal Setting Made Easy — A Proven Goal Setting Strategy  | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Goals and goal setting can be challenging, so check out my proven goal setting strategy that will help you set AND complete challenging goals.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 7, 9:42 AM
To recap, this goal setting process is proven to help you reach your goals. You must first set SMART goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely or time bound. Once you have set SMART goals, follow the five steps to complete your goals. The five steps are: Create an Action Plan Schedule the Goals into Your Life Take Action Review the Goals Regularly Refresh the Goals
 
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5 project management skills every business leader needs

5 project management skills every business leader needs | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Every business leader will have to undertake projects, but what are the skills needed to be a successful project leader?

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 7, 8:54 AM
Business leaders don’t have to have been practising project managers, trained to the ‘nth’ degree in project leadership competencies. At the very least, they need to be aware that the project world, the world that brings about a positive changed outcome, is different from the ‘business as usual’ world.
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Considering Becoming a Full Time Coach?  Here are Five Tips for Getting Started

Considering Becoming a Full Time Coach?  Here are Five Tips for Getting Started | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Because I have been in the coaching profession for so long, I am often asked for advice about becoming a coach, both as a full-time profession and as an additional skill set.

In the case of leaders as well as learning and development professionals, it does seem like an awfully good skill set to have in the toolbox.  If that’s you, here are some thoughts to keep in mind as you begin to explore coaching.

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Developing Resilience: Overcoming and Growing from Setbacks

Developing Resilience: Overcoming and Growing from Setbacks | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Do you bounce back from setbacks, or let them derail your goals? Learn how to develop resilience, so that you can keep moving forwards.
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11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Conversations - People Development Network

11 Pitfalls to Avoid in Difficult Conversations - People Development Network | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Based on those observations, here are some ideas you can implement when faced with holding difficult conversations in your organization.

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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 7, 4:18 AM

We all have to deal with difficult conversations whether it be professionally or personally. Some will run and avoid confronting the conflict and others jump in which can also be dangerous. Nice little article to get you thinking and prepared when conflict rears it's head. I cover conflict within my "Billing Manager" training, if you can follow the stages of SOCS (Situation, Options, Consequences & Solution) it will reduce the negativity in conflict situations and get you to enhance your listening skills enabling you both to come through the other side smiling!!

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17 Tried and Tested Methods to Beat the 3pm Desk Slump  

17 Tried and Tested Methods to Beat the 3pm Desk Slump   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

We’ve all been there. Reach 3 pm at work and a wave of tiredness hits. More often than not the temptation to grab a coffee and a chocolate bar wins through. Although the initial gratification feels good (even really good), it’s simply not enough to see you through to the end of the working day. In fact, as the caffeine and sugar rush wears off, you’ll find yourself back in the slumpiest of slumps.

If you want to make your afternoon as spritely as your morning, try one (or several) of our 17 tried and tested tricks to fend off the 3 pm slump.

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Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
This is what's standing between you and achieving what you want in life.

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Graveyards are filled with good intentions. Don't be a victim of time. You can choose what your life becomes a tribute to. These few strategies are daily habits that can help you take back your time and achieve what you want in life. What's written in your yearbook?
 
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Yes to the Person, No to the Task  

Yes to the Person, No to the Task   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

In this article, we'll discuss some of the fundamentals of negotiating successfully, so that you can meet your needs without causing conflict when you do have to say "no".

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What To Say When You Shouldn't Say 'Yes' And Can't Say 'No'

What To Say When You Shouldn't Say 'Yes' And Can't Say 'No' | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Recognize your power to find the space between yes and no.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 30, 9:58 AM
In the moment, it seems like you are trapped between saying “yes,” and bearing the workload cost or saying “no,” and damaging your reputation and relationships. Happily, there are a range of viable responses in between. Next time you’re confronted with a situation in which you shouldn’t say yes, but can’t say no, consider one of these alternatives: