Poor goal setting makes people cynical, wastes their time and fosters confusion about where to concentrate actions and energy. How does such a potentially successful practice as goal setting, go wrong, so often?
"Networking is a prime form of 21stcentury learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise. Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to share discoveries much faster.
Just this month, a tech news article showcased how Harvard scientists are considering that “sharing discoveries is more efficient and honorable than patenting them.” This idea embodies the true spirit of a successful professional learning network: collaboration for its own sake."
Building a Personal Learning Network is an esential part of building your career. This article highlights why and how you can build one. It focuses on Education professionals and Academics but don't let that put you off. It's relevant to anyone that wants to build their career.
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This is a fantastic resource for teaching yourself Google Search.
"You can't teach me how to use Google, I use Google every day, you just type and hit enter."
If that's your reaction, then you should invest a little time in this site to really understand how search works and how you can make it work for you. Best of all it includes some excellent cheat sheets which you can print off and stick by your computer.
Eight out of ten employees now gulp a quick lunch at their desks, says a new survey. But not taking a breather during the day, even for just a few minutes, is a recipe for burnout. The paradox here is that by pushing people too hard, you actually make them less productive. But if employees learn to manage their energy better, partly by taking short respites from work throughout the day, they get far more done, and add much more value, in far less time.
"This does not mean how to become an entrepreneur. This really means, how do you constantly look around you all the time for new ways, new resources to learn new things? That’s the sense of entrepreneur I’m talking about that now in the networked age almost gives us unlimited possibility.” John Seely-Brown
Personal goal setting for high achievement just got easier! Our free Goal Setting For Success tool is an effective goal planning tool to support you in meeting your life goals and objectives.
Love Learning's insight:
"Personal goal setting is a skill that once acquired can provide the mental and emotional support one needs in order to persist through and overcome obstacles and barriers. By creating sharply focused and clearly defined goal plans, you can monitor and track your progress and take genuine pride from the achievement of each step in the process"
Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion.
Here are some pointers to help you focus on the things that matter
Why are learning goals so important? Think about it this way: if you and your team's abilities stay the same and your performance goals continuously increase, pretty soon you won't have the ability to achieve them. Thus, to stay ahead of the curve as your performance goals increase, your ability must also increase. When you and your team members focus too much on performance goals that interfere with your attention and your devotion to achieving your learning goals, you are bound for failure: how soon depends on how much your performance goals increase, how able your team is now, and whether those new goals require new skills.
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
Love Learning's insight:
Personal reflection is probably the most underated, underused way of learning and yet it's probably the most effective and cost effective method for improving performance. No fancy theories or tools, just make some time to sit and think about what you did.
If you want to know how to reflect on 2012 and set yourself up for success in 2013, then there are some simple steps that you can follow to make this happen
Love Learning's insight:
Reflection is massively under rated as a way of learning. It's hard to find time and space to do this. Some of us may even feel uncomfortable telling our colleagues, or manager, that we're taking half an hour to reflect on something. But this is vital, it's often how and when we come up with the insights we need to find the right way forward.
So before you set goals for this year, before you have your appraisal, take some time to reflect on last year. Here are some good prompts to get you going.
For all the time you spend online, you probably spend most of it searching for stuff. So why settle for the most basic Google experience? Here are 10 ways to beef up and speed up your Google searches and find stuff easier.
Love Learning's insight:
Becoming more effective at searching on Google is a new kind of literacy, those that know how to use the power tools have a massive advantage over those that don't. Check out our other Google Scoops for handy cheat sheets to improve your search skills.
You have a secret that can ruin your life. It’s not a well-kept secret, either. Just a simple string of characters—maybe six of them if you’re careless, 16 if you’re cautious—that can reveal everything about you.
This is quite a scary tale of how we all need to take much more care with our online security, both personally and professionally.
The dangers are very real and we all have a personal responsibility to take whatever precautions we can. The really scary thing is that even with strong passwords your data might not be safe.
Evernote is a popular free tool that you can use to organise everything you do online, from writing to do lists to saving links. Here are 9 ways you can use it to improve your organisation skills. Ibe if the coolest things about evernote is that you can access all of your notes from any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile. So you always have what you need wherever you go.
Online education portal Udemy releases a new iPad app to enable learning-on-the-go.
Udemy is one of the leaders in a new generation of online education sites, that make it easy to lear anything for free.
But what's the point if you don't get a meaningful certificate or recognition out of it?
Well, it's up to you to demonstrate and explain the value you derive from the learning experience. Try keeping a learning scrapbook or portfolio to help you reflect and record this. Then you have your own evidence.
Learning does not derive value from assessment. Assessment is often just our flawed attempt to demonstrate that leaning has taken place.
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