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Portable MS MIT Degree
Are you familiar with The Portable MBA book series? Here's my attempt at one for MS MIT degree.
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Millennials Judge Employers by Their Tech Competence

Millennials Judge Employers by Their Tech Competence | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
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Very interesting!  "Last month, nonprofit IT trade association CompTIA released findings from its Generational Research on Technology & Its Impact in the Workplace study that revealed 67 percent of millennials judge their employers based on their technological savvy."

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The Three 5s

The Three 5s | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
These three sets of five rules will help you embrace innovation, take advantage of a paradigm shift, and improve quality. Keep in mind, in all these steps, that you have control of your emotions and you are capable to create your own anchors.
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Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90% | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing(s).” -- Warren Bennis, scholar and organizational expert
Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to
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According to this post, the only reason to have a meeting is to decide.

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Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list

Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
The age old to-do list -- a common tool to help get $#&T done. In my years to to-do listing, I've discovered that it is often this common productivity trick that actually prevents me from being optimally productive.
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Avoiding the Schizophrenic IT Organization

Avoiding the Schizophrenic IT Organization | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Businesses should embrace three interdependent roles for managing information and technology.
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"...organizations should embrace three interdependent roles for managing information and IT: orchestrator, broker, and value realizer."

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7 things really persuasive people do

7 things really persuasive people do | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.
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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

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#BRIGITTESOUCI

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How to effectively manage employee collaboration

How to effectively manage employee collaboration | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
How do you manage creativity, communication and the exchange of ideas?
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I love the last paragraph of this article. "...managing your collaboration environment should be a lot like managing the swimmers at the public pool on a hot summer day. Think about the lifeguard: she is there watching over all the swimmers – she is letting them swim, have fun, play Marco Polo; but that whistle blows pretty loud and clear when someone is standing on someone else’s shoulders or running. The lifeguard is there – not to prevent the fun, but to make sure no one gets hurt and that’s how you should manage collaboration; make sure there are rules so no one will get hurt, but let creativity flow and innovation flourish." Thank you to @buckleyplanet aka Christian Buckley for sharing this one.

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Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos!

Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos! | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagram.


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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, July 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Wonderful !

Thanks,

Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:24 PM
You are welcome Jose and have a great week!
Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:29 AM

A beautiful, organic, yet precise look at visual thinking through to visual design:)

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For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots

For Real Influence, Listen Past Your Blind Spots | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
When you really make people feel heard, they're more likely to do what you want.
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Today's HBR Management Tip: "People don't like being pushed, or even nudged, to do something. So when you need others to take action—change their behavior, adapt a new strategy—inspire them to commit rather than forcing them to. The best way to do this is to listen, without your own needs and biases getting in the way. Try to understand where your colleagues are coming from. Resist the urge to defend yourself, explain yourself, or offer quick fixes. You can help more effectively later, when the time is right, if you don't pre-judge what they need (which might be very different from what you think). Instead, remember that you are listening to learn. Ask questions like: What does that mean for you? How do you feel about it? What's your perspective on it? This is listening of the highest order."

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Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills Of Socrates

Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills Of Socrates | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
ASK GREAT QUESTIONS Building a successful venture means consistently making good decisions. The question is how to become great at making good decisions. The answer is to look to Socrates.
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Never promise a story & then don't --what most businesses do

Never promise a story & then don't --what most businesses do | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it

“After summiting a mountain in Alaska, our founders realized life is too big to dream small. So they started a company that would go to any length to create a rich coffee experience that…”

Blah blah blah. Not okay. You lost me.


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Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:51 PM
I love what you have shared Andrea! Yes, you and your brand via your storytelling is unique :)
Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:52 PM
Right on Karen - I so appreciate your comment and advice!
Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's comment, June 24, 2013 3:50 PM
Yes, all excellent.
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Making Management as Simple as Frisbee

Making Management as Simple as Frisbee | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Complexity is no problem when you have the right heuristics.
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Very interesting point: "The reason that the world feels so much more complex now is that so many of us are still relying on heuristics formulated under old conditions which no longer prevail."

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Finding Strength in Your Competitor's Weakness

Finding Strength in Your Competitor's Weakness | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
One reason organizational culture does not make many le…
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I love this statement from this post: "Culture is the collection of words, actions, thought, and “stuff” that clarifies and reinforces what a company truly values. And what your company values drives behavior and attention, so it is a huge lever for driving the success of the enterprise."

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Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part II

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part II | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
How can companies better utilize IT budgets? How should hiring managers go about seeking the right talent?
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9 Leadership Essentials to Cause Meaningful Work

9 Leadership Essentials to Cause Meaningful Work | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
I’ve written about the characteristics of meaningful wo…
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Old-School Business Practices Worth Bringing Back

Old-School Business Practices Worth Bringing Back | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
A few things that should never have gone out of style.
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From HBR - Don’t Be Late for That MeetingWhen you can text or email a colleague and let her know you’re running late, it’s easy to push back meetings. This ability to quickly communicate is helpful when you’re unavoidably detained, but overusing it has costs. One study found that staff lateness costs the UK economy £9 billion per year. There's something to be said for old-fashioned punctuality. Sixty years ago, it was important to keep commitments because there was less opportunity to reschedule on the fly. But even in this era of always-on technologies, being on time is important. It keeps you focused. It conveys to others that you’re reliable. And it shows respect for the people who don’t have to waste their time waiting on you. 
Adapted from “Old-School Business Practices Worth Bringing Back,” by John Coleman.
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Successful Leadership Requires 6 Critical Resources

Successful Leadership Requires 6 Critical Resources | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Leadership is a chess match. Every decision you make influences your next five decisions. Unfortunately, many leaders don’t realize the implications of each of their decisions.
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3 Elicitation Techniques You Can Do Without Stakeholder Access

3 Elicitation Techniques You Can Do Without Stakeholder Access | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
In this article, Adrian Reed outlines three techniques that can be used when initial stakeholder availability is poor
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5 Motivators for Today’s Employee and Infographic

5 Motivators for Today’s Employee and Infographic | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Motivators for employees today need to reflect the chan…
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The Emotional Intelligence Skills Employers Want Now

The Emotional Intelligence Skills Employers Want Now | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Someone on LinkedIn recently asked me, “Is emotional intelligence as important in today’s job market compared to 1995?” when I wrote my first book on the topic.More important than
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Your Brand Is the Exhaust Fume of the Engine of Your Life

Your Brand Is the Exhaust Fume of the Engine of Your Life | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
If you want people to be impressed with you, build something awesome.
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"There's a lot of talk these days about "personal brands" and "personal reinvention."Do you know your story? How are you managing it? What's your competitive advantage? Et cetera. Et cetera. The problem with this type of talk is that it often places the cart ahead of the horse. Your personal brand will mean nothing if you don't know what you really care about, and the only way to find that out is to put in the work; in other words, you can employ all sorts of brand strategies, but if you don't know the skills that set you apart from everyone else, your efforts will be useless. Brand comes from the work itself. Not vice versa."

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Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick

Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?

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Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Karen Dietz's comment, August 16, 2013 4:28 PM
How wonderful Audrey! I hope you do really well :)
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How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company

How to Apply Transformational Leadership at Your Company | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Transformational leadership is only one style of management, but it has the potential to empower your workforce to do more than you thought possible.
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Tell a four-word story.

Tell a four-word story. | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Forget the elevator pitch. You only get four words. 

If you want to start a business or launch a new project, you need to be able to descri…
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