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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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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

Learning to learn: the heart of reading | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
I was always a bookworm. In fifth grade, I was one of the only students in my class to finish every last book on the Battle of the Books competition list.
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Change Is A Process, Not An Event

Change Is A Process, Not An Event | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
When launching a significant change initiative, one of the biggest mistakes leaders make is to view the change as an event that happens at a single point in time.
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10 Things That Make a Good Project Manager Great

10 Things That Make a Good Project Manager Great | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
By Christopher Scordo (PMP, ITIL) of www.PMPerfect.com 
 
When it comes to being a leader, it takes a special set of skills to take charge and manage a group o…
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2 Strategic Choices You Have to Make - Management Tip of the Day - May 02, 2013 - Harvard Business Review

2 Strategic Choices You Have to Make - Management Tip of the Day - May 02, 2013 - Harvard Business Review | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Every business leader should be able to create a good strategy. Think of it as the intersection of two critical dimensions: where to play and how to win there. First, decide the regions, customer...
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Tell Your Personal Story & Build Your Brand

Shari Caudron of The Narrative Group shows how to use your personal story to define and promote your brand.

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Willinton Javier Ortiz's curator insight, March 9, 2013 2:38 PM

Para construir tu marca personal, cuenta tu historia.

Karen Dietz's comment, March 10, 2013 2:22 PM
Louisa, Marty and Willinton - I ams thrilled you found this so helpful! Many thanks for your comments. Story on :)
ozziegontang's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:22 PM

Just read what Karen has shared.

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IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt? -- InformationWeek

IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt? -- InformationWeek | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Employers press for H-1B increases, while job hunters say searches seem designed to rule out U.S. workers. Is there really an IT talent shortage??
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Verizon Terremark CTO Speaks On Cloud Computing Disruption - Forbes

Verizon Terremark CTO Speaks On Cloud Computing Disruption - Forbes | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
John Considine CTO Verizon Terremark Cloud computing and mobile are two technology trends that are transforming how businesses operate and how consumers live. The first generation of cloud computing focused on cost optimization.
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Build Your Bench Strength Without Breaking the Bank

Build Your Bench Strength Without Breaking the Bank | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Even social enterprises with small budgets can have big-sized talent.
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This article discusses how to look inside for future leaders. First, determine what “your organization's near-term talent needs” are, then “assess whether members of your current staff have the potential to grow into those new roles.” This article suggests using the Performance-Potential Matrix and provides an example of one. Finally you can “craft individual development plans.”

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Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog)

Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential - Information Management (blog) | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Hey Leaders! Listening Isn't Easy, But It's Essential Information Management (blog) However, in working with leaders at all levels striving to strengthen their performance, listening skills aren't an issue some of the time; they are an issue nearly...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Karen's insights say it well.

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 8:07 AM
Thank you Denyse, Al, and Ozzie for re-scooping and commenting!
Renee Stuart's curator insight, February 14, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you just hearing others or truly listening to others?

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Tech jobs account for up to 14 percent of hiring in January

Tech jobs account for up to 14 percent of hiring in January | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Hiring is being driven by IT execs who are trying to change their organizations in response to business needs
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Top 10 Things to Mention in an Interview

Top 10 Things to Mention in an Interview | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
The job interview might be the only thing left between you and the position of your dreams. Even when you’re the most qualified candidate with references
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Use Non-Stick Labels in the Workplace

Use Non-Stick Labels in the Workplace | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Like it or not, we all get labeled. We are the early on…
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"As leaders and team members, when we label someone, we have a responsibility to take some action. We cannot just label and run..."

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Social Media versus Knowledge Management

Social Media versus Knowledge Management | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
On the surface, social media and knowledge management (KM) seem very similar. Both involve people using technology to access information. Both require individuals to create information intended for sharing.
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Daniel Dennett's seven tools for thinking

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Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America's foremost thinkers. In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him
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The Psychology of Language: Persuasive words for biz stories

The Psychology of Language: Persuasive words for biz stories | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than others?

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Public speaking is persuading, after all. Vic

Victoria Garcia, Serial Entrepreneur's comment, April 13, 2013 2:09 PM
Wow! What an interesting post. I learned long ago as a probation officer in Texas, I could send someone to prison on the same set of facts depending on the language I used. This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the topic.
Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 12:38 PM
Thanks Vicki! I'm so glad you found it both powerful and helpful. Hope you are doing well :)
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Food for Thought: Why Auntie Anne's Pretzels Failed in China - Knowledge@Wharton

Food for Thought: Why Auntie Anne's Pretzels Failed in China - Knowledge@Wharton | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Food for Thought: Why Auntie Anne's Pretzels Failed in China by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns

Pentagon cyberdefenses weak, report warns | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Defense Science Board recommends U.S. take critical steps to improve cyberdefense, as well as offense.
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The 10 'Sticky States' Where Feds Will Have Trouble Recruiting IT Talent

The 10 'Sticky States' Where Feds Will Have Trouble Recruiting IT Talent | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
If you want to hire skilled techies, head South.
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It's warmer in the South! :-)

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IT training gets an extreme makeover

IT training gets an extreme makeover | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
From movie-like videos with comedy sketch warmups to hands-on freestyle hacker contests with big cash prizes, fresh approaches to training are helping a new generation of IT professionals get engaged in their training.
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Do You Have One of the Top 5% Most Viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012?

Do You Have One of the Top 5% Most Viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012? | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Well, this is one way of making your customers feel special. Since Thursday morning, LinkedIn has been sending members an email congratulating them for having e
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Did you get one of these emails? I did, but so did several people I know. So I wondered: how special am I really? This post tells you.

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There Is a Science and an Art to Every Profession

There Is a Science and an Art to Every Profession | Portable MS MIT Degree | Scoop.it
Every profession has both a science and an art. The science can be taught, and people can be equally good at the science of any profession. The key to differentiate yourself in your profession is to
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