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How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk

How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Be humble, and be real.

Via Karen Dietz
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This is a key balance to pull off for successful influencing and building relationship capital!

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 23, 2015 9:52 AM

Excellent insights for those, like me, that struggle with self promotion. Well worth the read.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 23, 2015 10:21 PM

It is always hard to find the balance between too modest and too full of one's self.

 

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ASVP's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:13 AM

Definitely worth reading

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Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Via Maria Rachelle, Wise Leader™
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Title says it all!  Like most great and worthwhile activities, even better when done with others!

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:15 PM
The effect of reflection on learning is mediated by greater perceived ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy). The study results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Reflection ha a role in leadership as well.  Read more now.
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Meditation: The Science of Awakening

Meditation: The Science of Awakening | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Meditation is a science of awakening consciousness.

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Anne Egros's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:51 PM

Meditation is the means to awaken the consciousness in order to perceive the objective truth, without the interference of the mind. 


In almost all civilizations and religions, in ancient and modern times, meditation has been used to reach serenity by silencing the mind.


Authentic leadership: Can meditation make you a better leader ?

Related articles:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/05/business-meditation-executives-meditate_n_3528731.html

 

http://www.transformleaders.tv/breathe-meditate-lead-ten-ways-mindfulness-practice-can-make-us-better-leaders/

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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it

If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


Via Beth Dichter, NikolaosKourakos, Anu Ojaranta, Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Kent Wallén, Roxana Marachi, PhD, Elsebeth Hurup, Jim Lerman
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If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past

If You Don't Like Your Future, Rewrite Your Past | Positive futures | Scoop.it
If you don't like how things are going, tell a different story. Sometimes strategic change just means taking something from the periphery — an anomaly, a demonstration, a small innovation — and redefining it as central.

Via F. Thunus
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How do you frame your life experiences?  Critical question for who you are and will be...

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Lansana Gagny Sakho's comment, March 21, 2013 3:21 AM
... If you don't know where you go back where you from
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How to Change Your Future

How to Change Your Future | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Want to be more successful? Change the way you view the world by adopting these 10 beliefs. (Don't like your results? Then change your thinking.

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Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List

Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List | Positive futures | Scoop.it
If you were given a few years to live, how would your life change? More importantly, what would you stop doing? (What do you need to *stop* doing?

Via F. Thunus
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If we can't alter 24 hours in every day, we need to stop doing some stuff to make more time for important stuff!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:28 PM

I prefer a to be list. Who am I becoming today? That seems like a very important question.

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


Via Belinda MJ.B, Bobby Dillard, Dr. Amy Fuller
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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:20 AM
Lisa C. Arrendell's insight:

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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The Great Dereliction

The Great Dereliction | Positive futures | Scoop.it

"What we've got, then, is a great dereliction: leaders who are incapable of fixing the broken institutions that are creating a lost generation, a planetary meltdown, a never-ending series of financial crises, mass unemployment, and a(t least another) lost decade. You'd think with all those icons blinking in the heads-up display, our leaders would act at least a little, well, concerned. But mostly, they seem to be clueless."


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As usual passionate and well argued input from Umair Hacque.

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Willy De Backer's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:21 AM

Umair Haque's indictment of today's so-called 'leaders' is spot on.

Antoine Moore's comment, July 3, 2013 9:55 PM
I agree there is a problem with leadership. I think, in particular, many leaders (especially political leaders) do not want to be bold and risk stepping in front of public opinion. On the other hand, the article is too simplistic for me. I think that individuals' actions are also shaped by larger institional structures and forces. And I think our culture has shifted quite a bit too. People are a lot more self-righteous and a lot less willing to compromise and accomodate or even LISTEN to alternative points of view. Our "followers" have become more balkanized and I think, in this contex,t leading is so much harder to do.
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The Next Generation of Business Leaders

The Next Generation of Business Leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it

MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are saying. So what’s next? Learning to code and “lean startups.” Accelerators are the new b-school.

 

There’s just one problem though.

 

While creating a product and starting a company have never been easier, building and sustaining a business have never been harder. And lean is not everything. That means business education has never been more important. But first, both b-schools and companies need to learn some new tricks.


Via The Learning Factor, Jose Luis Anzizar
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Robin Martin's comment, May 1, 2013 12:40 PM
Wow...will we ever find the real "balance?"
The Learning Factor's comment, May 1, 2013 6:12 PM
Hmm, finding the real "balance"?? The illusive goal!
michaelpohl360's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Though I don't like statements such as one "must" and companies "have to", I believe that the overall view is correct. The world's changing, business environment is changing as well. New leadership skills are required that were not taught in public schools at all but neither at business schools yet.

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Kids Won’t Listen? 8 Ways to Get Them To Hear You

Kids Won’t Listen? 8 Ways to Get Them To Hear You | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A parenting complaint I hear time and again in my practice is that my kids just won't listen!

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High-Energy Workplaces Can Save America

High-Energy Workplaces Can Save America | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Maybe not perfect but I found the 12 questions used by Gallup quite objective in their attempt to link engagement with productivity: 

 

They claim that innovation, entrepreneurship, authentic sales growth, new customers, job growth — all the things that every company needs most — are sparked and inspired by the relationships between managers and employees that these 12 items measure.

 

I think what is important is to measure the answers before doing anything, identify with the employees maybe 2 or 3 points that impact the most their performance and measure again after changes have been implemented.

 

What do you think ?


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