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2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention

2014: The Year of Workplace Reinvention | Positive futures | Scoop.it

It is time to explore new ways of working, and as we do, it is important to consider the foundation of culture and strategy in the organization.

 

First, you need a clear organizational purpose and strategy. People must understand where the organization is headed and why, as well as how they contribute to that strategy.


Second, People must trust and be trusted in order for leaders to relinquish their power and individuals to lead themselves with integrity and authenticity.


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Monique Nillessen's curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:00 AM

Eens. Interessanter dan deze doelen is misschien nog wel de weg zelf, hoe gaan we weer vertrouwen?

david o'connor's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:53 AM

So true, so obvious, yet so slow to catch on.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:30 AM

Culture and strategy as twin pillars!

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5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self | Positive futures | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems I see when looking for talented, desirable, employable men and women, is the downward spiral of the trending “Brand You.” It can nauseate a person who watches a perfectly packaged, programmed, and plastic brand walk...
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Motivation, motivation, motivation - NIU Today

Motivation, motivation, motivation - NIU Today | Positive futures | Scoop.it


So many, in fact, that the three-year research project studying students' motivation to learn science has resulted in a new book that has the educational community buzzing.

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful | Positive futures | Scoop.it
My goal is for all of us to be happy, successful and grow together.. you can find more much daily motivational material like this here: My InstaGram page: @DameLuthas Twitter: @DameLuthas Enjoy the...

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 2, 2014 3:41 PM

Great perspective on doing the right thing.  Work nailing to the wall.

Angie Mc's curator insight, February 3, 2014 7:52 PM

Motivation to push past the pain.

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Happiness May Be Different For Each Person. But There Is A Science Behind It We Can't Deny

Happiness May Be Different For Each Person. But There Is A Science Behind It We Can't Deny | Positive futures | Scoop.it
While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. (The Science of Happiness. RT @verkoren: Happiness May Be Different For Each Person.
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Brian Martin's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:27 AM

Some great insight into how to create and sustain an overall sense of wellbeing.

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Content curation is a great way to shine on the Web. But how do we make this easy and practical? At Scoop.it we're constantly amazed by the great work our awesome curators do with their content. 


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So here's a summary by @Ally Greer of the best tips to join them in the Content Curation Hall of Fame. 


Rock on! 



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Scoop.it top tips - they have worked well for me!

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Fast Moving Targets's comment, February 11, 2014 12:10 PM
To be honest, all those people that want to be rock stars. From startups to content curators. Forget it! You're not!
Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:15 AM

Great tips!

Hugo Callens's curator insight, April 25, 2014 3:56 AM

Content curation is het systematisch verzamelen, selecteren en commentariëren van allerlei content die je op het web vindt met betrekking tot een topic die voor jou,  je organisatie en je publiek relevant is.

Het is o.a. een manier om je positie als "expert" op een bepaald gebied te versterken, om zelf op de hoogte te blijven van de ontwikkelingen in je vakgebied en om tegelijk  je publiek "op te voeden".

In deze presentatie vind je 10 praktische tips om dat proces vorm te geven.

Lees ook: http://www.socius.be/Content+curation

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Using Social Media in Education to Effect Positive Global Change

Using Social Media in Education to Effect Positive Global Change | Positive futures | Scoop.it

When environmental disasters occur and there are social uprisings of oppressed peoples of the world, no longer do we have to rely on mainstream media, which are often in the pocket of powerful political interests.

We now have Twitter, which in my view is one of the most powerful tools for social change and raisingglobal awareness we have ever had!  Through my own proactive participation on Twitter, I have been able to take part in positive social movements for change in unison with those of like mind. 


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We can now all make a #diference to cause we believe in without leaving our room.

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How to Find Clarity When You’re Confused About What to Do

How to Find Clarity When You’re Confused About What to Do | Positive futures | Scoop.it
You know when you feel really unsure about what to do? As confused as you may feel in those moments, you’re not. You have much more clarity than you think.

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The future of e ducation report 2014 gold mercury international

latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, written in collaboration with Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank

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All Things Workplace: Self-Awareness Matters

All Things Workplace: Self-Awareness Matters | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything.What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of the most valuable leadership competencies, yet it is one of the least discussed. In an effort to appear task-focused and "business-like," organizational feedback often gravitates toward hard skills and competencies that are more easily measurable. 


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Aha, self-awareness critical to success!

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:27 PM

The author explains why "self-awareness is one of the most valuable leadership competencies, yet it is one of the least discussed ""

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:27 PM

Self-awareness is a key component of servant-leadership and mindfulness which I see as a well suited for contemporary organizations.

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5 Challenges Of Bringing Mindfulness Into The Office And How To Overcome Them! | TrainingZone.co.uk

5 Challenges Of Bringing Mindfulness Into The Office And How To Overcome Them! | TrainingZone.co.uk | Positive futures | Scoop.it
#HAVEYOUREAD ~ Our latest article on @TrainingZone :) by @consciouspro Director Neil Seligman #mindfulness http://t.co/EVXRpnQKb5
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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success | nancyharnell.com

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success | nancyharnell.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The power of positive thinking has been a topic for discussion for years, so why would they now call the mindset thing “the new psychology of success”? Here's the reasoning behind the theory, and some new techniques you can try on yourself...
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There is no such thing as an ordinary day … Each moment is extraordinary

There is no such thing as an ordinary day … Each moment is extraordinary | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There is no such thing as an ordinary day ... Each moment is extraordinary. - Kris Carr (more quotes and sayings) Original photo credit: Carl Jones _______________ Enjoy the lowest out-of-pocket cost of any vision plan, with typical savings ov...

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Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World - Forbes

Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Social Entrepreneurs In Seattle Are Scaling To Change The World
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Right now, I'm focused on building a sustainable finance company that helps small businesses borrow money directly from people in their community.
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The Art of Appreciative Inquiry

"Asia in Review" host David Day engages in an important and fascinating conversation with special guest Mr. Amin Leiman a California & Hawaii-based internati...
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Appreciative Inquiry - an idea for our times.

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7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss | Positive futures | Scoop.it
From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, March 5, 2014 2:49 PM

Your body is always talking even if you're not...that's why developing leadership presence is so important today.

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Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman

Five Ways To Never Be Stressed Again - Dr. Mark Hyman | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is. Stress is a thought. That’s it. No more, no less. If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us. The dictionary definition …

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Good advice here on a devil we all have to find a way of dealing with.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:23 PM

Excellent helpful information from Dr Mark Hyman on stress. Please do read the entire article.

 

Stress is as Dr Hyman says, all in our subconscious minds from our thoughts.. This curator has been for many years following the adage "change your words, change your results" and it works.

 

You can worry yourself into a real chronic illness. Of course we can be concerned, just not to the state of being helpless.

 

These steps work time and again.

 

1. Movement - getting up and standing, exercising, walking, running, jogging, dancing, dancing while cleaning the house with the vacuum cleaner (don't laugh - it works), swimming, hiking, camping, playing with your children, yoga and tai chi.

 

2. Breathing - Taking deep breaths has a biochemical affect on resetting the stress response. This technique is for women and men. Take a deep breath and let out a pleasurable "HA" sound, not AH. It's a different vibration in the body. Doing this as many times in a day as you need, begins to release oxytocin, the natural hormone in your body, which once released begins to evoke  feelings of bonding and trust reduces anxiety and promotes a sense of calmness and security. It transforms your body from the "flight or flight" response mode to a state of "creation and collaboration".

 

3. Taking a bath - this relaxes your muscles and is great just before bed. Using Epsom salts which contain magnesium, the relaxation mineral and baking soda plus drops of your favorite essential oil will put you into a state of bliss.

 

4  Sleep - getting a full night's rest is essential for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

 

5. "Change your words, change your results - thinking differently opens up solutions to solve your problems.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food tips and wisdom @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

 

Heidi Cohen's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:31 PM

We all experience stress. Here is one simple step that helps me. Let go of what no longer serves you. Breathe, connect your feet to the earth and as you exhale, let go, dissolve, release the tension outward. Breathe in and out! Think and do from what brings you joy. Entertain Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Ignite your heart with love! 

The BioSync Team's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:45 PM


The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
—Wayne Dyer


  1. Move
  2. Breathe
  3. Bathe
  4. Sleep
  5. Think Differently


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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment | TeachThought

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment | TeachThought | Positive futures | Scoop.it
27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

 

Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was published in the Phi Delta Kappan. I believe the phrase was my coining, made when I worked with Ted Sizer at the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a way of describing “true” tests as opposed to merely academic and unrealistic school tests. I first used the phrase in print in an article for Educational Leadership entitled “Teaching to the (Authentic) Test” in the April 1989 issue.


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Testing has it's place, but this way is better!

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:00 PM

Great article by Dr. Grant Wiggins on applications of authentic education and assessment.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:35 PM

With authentic assessment, not tests, students increasingly guide and lead their learning.

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10 Secret Benefits of Meditation with Others - About Meditation

10 Secret Benefits of Meditation with Others - About Meditation | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The benefits of meditation with other people are numerous--from expanded states of awareness to deeper intimacy and improving your self-confidence.

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The evidence for this form of healing is growing daily!

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7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World | Positive futures | Scoop.it
7 Global Education Facts & Statistics That Reflect A Changing World

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:45 PM

We are a global, connected, and digitial world and youth say they want to learn about the world and be better global citizens. Just connecting is not enough. We need a substantially different way of helping children succeed in our schools than we currently have.

Audrey's curator insight, February 5, 2014 7:01 PM

All of these facts make sense.in the 21st Century.  It is necessary to learn about other cultures as youngsters of today will be working alongside people from all over the world.  Learning at least one other language will be essential.  We should be educating children to fit into a world culture, which is being made possible through the "cloud".

 

 

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Why Most Of What We Know About Management Is Plain, Flat, Dead Wrong

Why Most Of What We Know About Management Is Plain, Flat, Dead Wrong | Positive futures | Scoop.it

We are in fact at the beginning of a set of gigantic changes in society, in which everything we do is being re-invented—how we live, how we work, how we play, how we communicate, even how we think and how we feel. At the heart of these changes is of course the Internet and its related technologies. We have already seen big changes. But the implications of it have only just begun.


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:43 AM

(From the article): But it requires more than agility. It requires an agility that is tightly linked to empathy and a responsiveness to what customers want and need. That’s because the technology has not only empowered producers and entrepreneurs and given them more possibilities in terms of what they can produce.


Technology has also empowered customers. Globalization gave customers choices. The Internet gives customers instant access to reliable information as to what those choices are and an ability to communicate with other customers and mobilize support for what they collectively want.

Lorenzo del Marmol's curator insight, February 17, 2014 1:27 PM
In the article check out the management principles of the Creative Economy.
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UnifyVoice: Three Ways To Redesign Your Office For Millennial Workers

UnifyVoice: Three Ways To Redesign Your Office For Millennial Workers | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Millennials -- often described as digital natives -- are dramatically altering the workplace. Companies looking to attract millennial workers can start by redesigning their offices in three key areas: workplace gadgets, software and infrastructure.

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Digital Health Has Been A Long Time Coming, And British Based Fitbug Is Ready - Forbes

Digital Health Has Been A Long Time Coming, And British Based Fitbug Is Ready - Forbes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Forbes Digital Health Has Been A Long Time Coming, And British Based Fitbug Is Ready Forbes “Walking is ubiquitous,” he explained to me earlier this month, “so I viewed activity tracking plus online coaching and support as an effective way to help...
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Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite

Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In addition to the usual suspects at Davos -- heads of state, Nobel laureates, CEOs and media titans -- the 2014 World Economic Forum annual meeting featured the perspectives of people who have lived far from the centers of finance, and who have...
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Managers...Born or Made?

Managers...Born or Made? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

We are talking about the need of leadership in managers 2.0 and confronting the question: If leadership is an aptitude with which one is born? Or is leadership an aptitude that is made?


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We are all born, and we are all made, mostly by ourselves!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:33 PM

Excellent scoop, Kenneth and David.  I just did a great podcast with Gen. John Michel on this topic that will go live on Monday.  


Here is my favorite section of the post:


I have always argued that a manager feels alone. What drives him/her then? Cold spreadsheets on a screen in a closed office? That is the past.


The future of Management 2.0 will be for leaders trained in all of the intricacies of the community. This is the challenge for the new manager.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:13 PM

Very good introduction to Transleadership generation - The 21st century leadership way forward. 


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