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What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common

What the best jazz musicians and business brains have in common | Serious Play | Scoop.it
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Successful leaders do what jazz musicians do: they improvise.

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Talents of best jazz musicians are applicable to business people

The best in their field need to be expert improvisers

Balancing free expression and rules is another important skill

'Hit a groove' and work in teams to get the best from individuals

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Maya Mathias's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:42 PM

I'm a trained theatrical improviser, and use improv skills in my leadership and innovation training.  Love how this article summarizes how improv can make you a better leader for today's turbulent business climate.

John Michel's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:32 AM

(CNN) -- How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Successful leaders do what jazz musicians do: they improvise.

They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don't dwell on mistakes or stifle each other's ideas.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:52 PM

Improv.  The art of teaching, as well.  

 

" To foster innovation, leaders hedge against the trap of "too much consensus." The underlying assumption is that when people disagree, they're both right. Thus, such organizations tolerate and encourage dissent and debate."



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The 3 Keys to Creating a Successful Info Product - by Regina [for infopreneurs + independents]

The 3 Keys to Creating a Successful Info Product - by Regina [for infopreneurs + independents] | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A few days ago I was in Baltimore speaking at an epically useful conference called Blogalicious. So many amazing people were there, it’s almost unfair. And I promise, this post will be about how to create info products, but please just let me share what got me here. Two of my favorite people (okay, that’s …
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Five Best Practices for Effective Virtual Teams - NovoEd Blog

Five Best Practices for Effective Virtual Teams - NovoEd Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it
At NovoEd, we’ve examined data, surveys, and stories from thousands of courses and tens of thousands of teams on the NovoEd platform, and we’ve established best practices, as well as guidelines for NovoEd team leaders. Below are five general best practices for creating an effective virtual team experience:
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Pre-course Communications: Four Tips to drive participation in an online course - NovoEd Blog

Pre-course Communications: Four Tips to drive participation in an online course - NovoEd Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Pre-course communication sets the tone for the learner experience in your course. These tips will help ensure your learners are prepared and primed to fully engage in the course. You don’t have to put all of these tips to use in each pre-course message; rather, plan out your pre-course communications strategy so that it forms an effective wholistic plan to optimize the excitement and readiness of your learners.
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How to Create a Course in 12 Hours via byRegina.com

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If you want to create a course that you can sell or give away to your audience, then this free mini course and workbook are definitely for you.
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Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

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Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 25, 7:40 AM

A great step-by-step tutorial on converting your presentations to videos (PowerPoint2013)

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Improve Your eLearning Design Workflow with the Pyramid Method

Improve Your eLearning Design Workflow with the Pyramid Method | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Design Pyramid can help you improve your eLearning design workflow. Read on to learn more.

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Top 8 eLearning Activities Online Learners Love

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What Online Learners Love In eLearning? Check the top 8 eLearning Activities Online Learners Love and integrate them into your eLearning course design.

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5 Fun Vlogging Ideas for Every Teacher

5 Fun Vlogging Ideas for Every Teacher | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Thom Gibson The word blog actually came from the term weblog. It wasn’t until Peter Merholz did a play on words and said we blog that the name stuck. In turn, the word vlog is a video blog, or video weblog.
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7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness

7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.
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What Are the Basic Principles of Memory | Skills Converged

What Are the Basic Principles of Memory | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a fantastic exercise in teaching a number of important topics related to memory and retention. The exercise is actually rathe
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11 Ideas for Creating Video Content - OpenView Labs

11 Ideas for Creating Video Content - OpenView Labs | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Want a great way to capture attention and propel your content marketing strategy ? Add video to your site. Not only is video the most visually dynamic piece of a website, it’s also a powerful motivator.
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How to Use ASMR for Soft Skills Training | Skills Converged

How to Use ASMR for Soft Skills Training | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A woman massages dummy ears with embedded super sensitive binaural microphones. Another presenter uses her nails on a wooden box to create a tappin
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How to Make Easy Passive Income With a Free Challenge or Mini-Course | Olyvia.co

How to Make Easy Passive Income With a Free Challenge or Mini-Course | Olyvia.co | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn exactly how to make easy passive income online for your blog or creative business -- while building your email list! -- with the Ick-Free Upgrade.
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Visme vs. Google Slides: What’s the Difference?

Visme vs. Google Slides: What’s the Difference? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A visual comparison of these two online presentation tools, both PowerPoint alternatives that allow users to create and edit presentations with other team

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 20, 3:39 PM

A nice detailed comparison of Visme and Google Slides.

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6 Trends For Creating Iconic eLearning

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Want to know how to Creating Iconic eLearning? Check 6 trends that will inspire you to create stylish, Iconic eLearning, fast and effectively.

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6 Techniques To Enhance Learner Motivation In eLearning

6 Techniques To Enhance Learner Motivation In eLearning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Motivation has very specific importance in instruction and accomplishes essential goals that are necessary for lasting performance change."


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6 Free Productivity Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

6 Free Productivity Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Veronica Johnson The technology industry is careening forward with advancements, and we’re all taking advantage of the over-abundance of apps to streamline certain tasks.
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12 Principles of Modern Learning

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 25, 1:35 PM
A very interesting infographic about engaging students in modern learning. What do you think?
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Evoluo's curator insight, June 28, 9:18 AM

Modern learning : vous voyez d'autres principes ? D'autres pratiques ?

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Icebreakers | Paradigm Shift

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Remote Team Building Activity – Show and Tell

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Team Building Activity for Remote Teams – Show and Tell – The foundation to good teamwork is trust. Trust is increased as people get to know each other more personally. Building trust on remote teams can be a challenge.
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10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills — Emerging Education Technologies

10 Fun Web Apps, Games, for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills — Emerging Education Technologies | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Great Applications The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the ability to take information, then instead of simply memorizing it…
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3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students

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When students reflect on what they have learned, ownership of that new knowledge increases. Check out these three strategies to use with secondary students.
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