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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | New Words | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


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Harvey Deutschendorf,  emotional intelligence expert,  lays out the seven qualities that an innovator should possess in order to be really innovative...

 

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judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 8:28 PM

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.

 

1. INNOVATORS HAVE THEIR EGO IN CHECK

2. EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT

3. THEY ARE CONTINUALLY CURIOUS

4. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS

5. THEY DON'T LET THEIR EMOTIONS AFFECT THEIR INNOVATION EFFORTS

6. THEY CAN TAKE DIRECTION

7. THEY EMPATHIZE WITH CO-WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

 

Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Daniel-GOLEMAN


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Emotional-Intelligence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=EQ


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Very good advice for innovators and HUMANS

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Digital tools for writing at university

Digital tools for writing at university | New Words | Scoop.it
There are many mobile apps and browser-based digital tools that are designed to help with life at university, but it can be difficult to know which to choose for particular tasks. In September we r...
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Here is a typical app given in the list:

"Wunderlist allows you to create lists of tasks, sort them, share them and sync them across all your devices. It is useful for:

breaking down the assignment into its component parts;planning your time;keeping track of your progress;organizing group projects."
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'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart - NPR

'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart - NPR | New Words | Scoop.it
Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.
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All the world loves lovers!

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AP Stylebook Wages War Against Hackneyed Sportswriting - The Big Lead

AP Stylebook Wages War Against Hackneyed Sportswriting - The Big Lead | New Words | Scoop.it
A sports loss can no longer be referred to as a "disaster."
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Teresa Schmedding says: "...We presume our old, couple times cracked open copy from journalism school is still up to date for all this hot off the presses horse racing copy?"

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How to bury your academic writing

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Book chapters can allow freedom to think about your work in line with broader theoretical issues, but if you're tempted to write a book chapter for an edited collection, it might be best to reconsi...
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Dorothy Bishop has some great advice for anyone who wants to get noticed in academic publishing: "...there are three things that determine if a paper gets noticed: it needs to be tagged so that it will be found on a computer search, it needs to be accessible and not locked behind a paywall, and it needs to  be well-written and interesting....

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21st Century Learning & Teaching

21st Century Learning & Teaching | New Words | Scoop.it
Copywriting Cheat Sheet
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Everyone can use a cheatsheet, even just to look at it and decide what they themselves have forgotten in their work.

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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk | New Words | Scoop.it
VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.
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People need to improve their vocabulary at any level. This is a easy way to do just that...

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Keys and Bridges: Can Language Shape Thought?

Keys and Bridges: Can Language Shape Thought? | New Words | Scoop.it

“Many linguists ask, can language shape thought? A study by Lera Boroditsky of gender in German and Spanish shows that just might be the case.”


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Der Mann, Die  Frau und Das Mädchen... But in Spanish, only two genders and the assignations are different! Europe (and indeed the rest of the world) have lived with this for centuries. It was remarkable that Mark Twain, an American should have noticed this...

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Sapir-Whorf theory explained
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The CIA Released Their Style Guide, and It's Absolutely Fascinating

The CIA Released Their Style Guide, and It's Absolutely Fascinating | New Words | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how the CIA handles punctuation? Grammar? Usage? Well, now we know ...
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From the Guide: "They anticipated a hostile crowd, so they mobilized the National Guard. Had they expected a hostile crowd, they would not have been surprised, but the National Guard would not have been there."

Also: "Do not capitalize [religious] terms when they are used in a nonreligious sense. This style guide, which should be the bible for intelligence writers, attempts to be catholic in its approach to English usage." That's laying it on the line! Notice that they do not capitalize the word, "the bible" here!

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Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?

Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? | New Words | Scoop.it
Many new writers are confused about what happens after you have managed to get the first draft out of your head and onto the page.

I join (Step-by-step article: "Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?
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Efforting to Remain Calm

Efforting to Remain Calm | New Words | Scoop.it
I have a reader to thank (to blame?) for telling me about a coinage that is new to me.
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A farting fairy comes to mind...? I mean, this is just really lazy English usage, don't you think?

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Oops! 7 Awkward (But Common) Grammar Mistakes

Oops! 7 Awkward (But Common) Grammar Mistakes | New Words | Scoop.it
Check out some common grammar mistakes digital marketers are guilty of making.
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Here are some useful pointers on the correct use of punctuation. It is worth reading if you have something that absolutely has to be correct in every detail...

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More than One Kind of Irony

More than One Kind of Irony | New Words | Scoop.it
Irony and its adjective ironic have joined the class of carelessly used words–like literally and awesome–that drive many language lovers wild.
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I heard someone say the other day: "Oh yes, irony is the opposite of wrinkly, right?" Find out how, here...

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A Quick Breakdown Of The Difference Between Hispanic, Latino And Spanish

A Quick Breakdown Of The Difference Between Hispanic, Latino And Spanish | New Words | Scoop.it
The words "Hispanic," "Latino" and "Spanish" all have different meanings, and Kat Lazo is here to clear it up. In a video from Bustle, the YouTube personality, who frequently discusses feminism and social
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So it's about language or where you are from, really...

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Micro Distractions While Writing - A Writer's Journey

Micro Distractions While Writing - A Writer's Journey | New Words | Scoop.it
Micro distractions may improve your productivity by giving your subconscious time to attack the problem.
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Ha ha ha, as the Alsatian said to the Tabby!

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Do startups in SEA undervalue the power of creative copywriting?

Do startups in SEA undervalue the power of creative copywriting? | New Words | Scoop.it
Poor copy lowers the perceived value of your brand, says the Hong Kong-based Co-founder of The Quick Word Company
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I have never valued poor copy and I don't think that now is the time to start doing so...

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The AP Stylebook just banned all of your favorite terms for 'home run' - Yahoo Sports (blog)

The AP Stylebook just banned all of your favorite terms for 'home run' - Yahoo Sports (blog) | New Words | Scoop.it
The AP Stylebook says home runs are no longer "dingers," "jacks," or "bombs."
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"...If you watch a lot of baseball, you know that not all home runs are created equal." but AP Stylebook doesn't seem to think so...

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10 Simple Web Copywriting Tips for Increasing Conversions

10 Simple Web Copywriting Tips for Increasing Conversions | New Words | Scoop.it
Small adjustments to your copy can help improve conversions. Here are 10 quick tips to get the ball rolling.
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Great tips here...

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24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo

24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo | New Words | Scoop.it
This list of 24 quotes on writing will prepare you for NaNoWriMo and help you find the inner strength to write more and finish that novel in 30 days.
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Femme Fatales and Film Noirs

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A freelancer who writes about film wants to know how to deal with two French terms used by filmmakers: If I'm dealing with more than one film, is it "femmes
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A "femme fatale" is a powerful figure in any form of fiction, but how is it properly couched in a piece of writing? (Since it is also a French word in the French language...)

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The Difference Between Editing and Copyediting [In Under 100 Words]

The Difference Between Editing and Copyediting [In Under 100 Words] | New Words | Scoop.it
Learn the difference between two commonly misused terms: editing and copyediting.
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Useful distinction between two really heavily-used and frequently misunderstood terms...

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Know thyself

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The better you can picture something in your head, the better you can write about it.I’m not exactly sure how this works, but it does. Even if you barely describe an item or a room in passing, the ...
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The “Pied” in The Pied Piper

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The Pied Piper is a character in a German folk tale popularized in English by Robert Browning in his poem “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”
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Pied, not to be confused with French "feet", piebald, not to be confused with no hair... But this is an interesting word indeed!

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Six Words from Shakespeare for 2014

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In honor of the Bard’s birthday, here are six words Shakespeare used that we still find useful to describe life in the 21st century.
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Or indeed that we find useful to describe life in any century...

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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' | New Words | Scoop.it

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This makes the writing business very easy indeed...! How many times have you been caught when you can't find the right word for it...?

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Useful words to use instead of very...

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Helpful tips to avoid using the word 'very'