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Courage - The Thing That Impact Studies Don't Measure

Courage - The Thing That Impact Studies Don't Measure | Mind it | Scoop.it
As our team gets ready to travel Washington to speak at this year
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Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling

Conflict: 10 Types of Narrative Conflict You Can Use in Your Storytelling | Mind it | Scoop.it
In content creation, remember the importance of conflict in storytelling. Without conflict, your audience will tune out. Here are ten ways to reel them in.

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Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, March 28, 1:25 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 30, 5:57 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Jason Kramer's curator insight, April 2, 3:07 PM

Everyone crafting stories says, "You've 'gotta have conflict!" Or a struggle, trouble, challenge to make it a great story.

 

But what kind of conflict exactly? Well, here's a post that lays out 10 types of conflict you can you in your story crafting. It's great stuff to know!

 

I also really like that for each of the 10 types, an example is given and a video clip provided. Sweet.

 

Have fun with this one. Once you read it, maybe you'll see which conflict type you prefer the most, and which ones you can add into your repertoire.

 

Story on....

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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6 strategies to build links to your small business website

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Small business owners often don't know where to start when it comes to local link building for SEO, so Pratik Dholakiya shares his tips and suggestions.
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Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories | Mind it | Scoop.it
Is your organization ready?
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Interesting insights.  What do you think?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 17, 4:24 PM

Interesting insights.  What do you think?

David Hain's curator insight, March 18, 6:58 AM

Interesting insights on the future of work, HT @ronmci.  What do you think?

Jaro Berce's curator insight, March 18, 6:59 AM

Interesting insights.  What do you think?

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Decision Intelligence

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Decision intelligence is an interdisciplinary field with a mission to solve the world's most complex problems.  It is based on the premise that "the decision" is most important when dealing with complexity.

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FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it

FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it | Mind it | Scoop.it

Easy Twitter Management - The Leading Twitter Community Manager. Grow followers & manage multiple profiles with Commun.it, the leading Community & Relationship manager. Join free, today.

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5 Games That Teach You How to Code

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These Web games will give you a fun and engaging introduction to the world of programming.

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Amy Jo Kim: Forget badges and points, game design is about autonomy, mastery and purpose: Dutch Game Garden

Amy Jo Kim: Forget badges and points, game design is about autonomy, mastery and purpose: Dutch Game Garden | Mind it | Scoop.it
“A lot of people think about gamification and are focused on game mechanics. But game mechanics don’t generate long term engagement. What people are looking for is autonomy, mastery, purpose.
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Better Management, Interpersonal and Leadership Skills Are The Top Results of Executive Coaching Programs

Better management capabilities, improved relationships with managers and better relations with direct reports are the three biggest improvements that executives and managers realized from individual executive coaching programs they received from OI Global Partners , a leading human resources consulting firm., , , , The most popular goals of the coaching programs were: better leadership skills, improved communications skills, better management skills and improved interpersonal skills. Almost .
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NeuroAgile Quick Links #12 | Agile Pain Relief

NeuroAgile Quick Links #12 | Agile Pain Relief | Mind it | Scoop.it
A collection of links to interesting research from the world of neuroscience and behavioural psychology that can be applied (or not) to Agile/Scrum
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How To Create A Social Media Strategy (Free Template)

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You may already use social media or are just starting. Either way, you'll improve by understanding how to create a social media strategy + a free template.
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Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

Curate Your Online Course with Classmill | Mind it | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 4, 2015 11:40 AM

A very useful resource for anyone thinking of delivering on-line courses. Simple to use, and free!

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Classmill,

Finally a content curation tool directly devoted to Online Courses. It's an excellent web tool for teacher, trainers or educators.


Easy of use and very intuitive:


collect your links, photos, files, videos, articles, clips, etc... and melt them onto learning modules 

Try it out now: http://classmill.com 

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Decoding leadership: What Really Matters

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Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face. And they’re right to do so: earlier McKinsey research has consistently shown that good leadership is a critical part of organizational health, which is an important driver of shareholder returns.

 

A big, unresolved issue is what sort of leadership behavior organizations should encourage. Is leadership so contextual that it defies standard definitions or development approaches? Should companies now concentrate their efforts on priorities such as role modeling, making decisions quickly, defining visions, and shaping leaders who are good at adapting?


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New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

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Heather Teegarden's curator insight, April 4, 11:47 AM

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, April 4, 5:41 PM

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.

Daniel Perskawiec's curator insight, April 11, 12:18 PM
Very insightful information right there! To succeed one needs to have excellent rapport skills on the inside (called integrity) and on the outside to exhibit these behaviours. Excellent list!
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Gamification Research: What the Numbers Reveal

Gamification is a hot topic, but where is the research to back up the use of gamification? Anyone interested in gamification for learning will be interested in…


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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

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The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.

Via David Hain, Fred Zimny
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Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 19, 3:02 AM
Well, it's always interesting to look at the newer and newer guess about what the future will needs from collabaroteurs and leaders... especially this one between 2015 and 2020 is at the same time interesting and (for me) not so ingenious but very good for thinking on a little bit and perhaps to discuss it... why sharing? Because the skills/capacities/strenghts enumerated like a top-list are always interesting to ponder about... Basically the 2 lists  are almost the same set wildely reprioritized (which in my view is not so important, important is being in the short list...) and by one really important change: in 2020 cognitive flexibility will presumably - at least acc. to the very prestigious WEF - beat out from the top-list of needed skills the quality control... yeahh, and the wider range category emotional intelligence is substituting active listening (not a big deal and I would have made this changes for 2015, too).

My point is that the basic underlying trends are just already here, we do not need to wait for 2020... by the way, one word about the only remarkable change... while I think cognitive flexibility is very important (arguably my most cherised skill - I hope it's not my biggest blind spot...:-))), and I can follow the thinking thread that the "cold" (mechanical) type quality control skill would be good to be substituted by something which makes the original goals of quality control achievable by applying/energizing more "hot", people oriented skills... it's difficult to say what skill that would be and, of course,  my IMHO scoop-it comment has no any such material prestige like that of an expert supported by the World Economic Forum but I try... I think that the skill of empowering people is in itself such a set of sub-skills (?) which makes it worth perhaps for the top short list (arguably it is a general skill to learn and not only for later leaders - besides, who knows ahead who will be leader one day?!)... I mean by sub-skills like capacity of trusting people (with enough personal & professional self-esterm and self-confidence), like an inner will to develop people (among other things in order to make them qualified professionally and in all the other necessary ways for empowerment), power to communicate his/her vision in a way that it motivates people and is able to align them around the vision (by of course involving them thoroughly and throughout every and each project  from idea to accomplishment in the thinking/decisional process!)...
Ricard Lloria's curator insight, March 19, 5:59 AM

Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

Enrico Maset's curator insight, March 23, 8:57 AM

Useful new reporting frm the World Economic Forum on future skills and current gaps!

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5 Habits of Effective Instructional Designers - E-Learning Heroes

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A habit is defined as “something you do without thinking—a regular practice.” When it comes to our professional development, building new habits, especially the good ones, requires conscious repe...

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A new era of experience branding: The KPMG Nunwood Customer Experience ... - Customer Think

A new era of experience branding: The KPMG Nunwood Customer Experience ... - Customer Think | Mind it | Scoop.it
A new era of experience branding: The KPMG Nunwood Customer Experience ...
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For the last six years, Nunwood (now a part of the KPMG family) have been assessing how customer centric well known brands are across three continents.

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic]

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The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.
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Build Your EQ With These 7 Constructive Thinking Tools

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Become more emotionally intelligent with these constructive thinking tools
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Start With WHERE, Not WHY In Your Stories

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My business storytelling colleague Paul Andrew Costello shares great wisdom with us as he challenges the popular notion of "start with WHY", so rampant today in business/business storytelling circles. 


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 2015 12:45 PM

Paul, I couldn't agree more. WHY has it's place, but WHERE is much more powerful. I like your approach much better. 

Folks -- check out Paul's post and let's get unstuck from WHY


Click on the link above to read the entire recent thread from Worldwide Story Work group on Facebook. In the post, participant names are hyperlinked so you can check them out.


Here are the opening paragraphs:

START WITH WHERE, NOT WHY

Paul Andrew Costello The new book, all the rage is, "Start With WHY" (Simon Sinek), but Why? dare I ask?

I want to write a book in reply, titled, Don’t start with WHY, start with WHERE. Because Why assumes there is a reason, whereas more times than not, WHY is a SITUATION, not a reason. Why are police in controversy? Why are young men from minorities being targeted? Why is America still so scared of terrorism? Don't formulate some grand theory about racism or class, just go into those streets and meet those people and you understand that a thousand reasons wont do justice to the situation. 

A why question implies that people have the luxury of an answer, as if the world must always conform to cause and effect logic, or that people always have the freedom to have reasons, rather than acting out of necessity. Most human complexities are compounded by answer-denying situations and once you give an answer, its immediately wrong because there is no one answer. 


Go read the blog post for the entire conversation and what people in the biz story world really think about the notion "Start With Why".

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How to Build a Knowledge Bank to Fuel Your Content Marketing Strategy

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Learn how to create a knowledge bank to extract, store, and manage your internal knowledge and develop more effective content – Content Marketing Institute.
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Will Casual Learning Replace Gamification? - EduTek n Social Media Advisor

Will Casual Learning Replace Gamification? - EduTek n Social Media Advisor | Mind it | Scoop.it
In this interview titled ‘GAMIFICATION IS OVER: NOW, IT’S ALL ABOUT CASUAL LEARNING’ Dave Cutler, the co-founder and CEO of mLevel, says that ‘Casual Learning is social, mobile and personalized.
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Study Explores Drivers of Employee Engagement

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The focus is on the central importance of the direct management relationship that often can make or break an employee's feeling about work, and therefore performance.
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