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Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter?

Do LinkedIn Endorsements Really Matter? | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
Like them or not, they're worth paying attention to.

Via Barb Jemmott
donhornsby's insight:

(From the article): Of course, LinkedIn is more than a platform for being found; it’s also a way to stay in touch with your network. One way to do this is to recommend people on LinkedIn—though that process does require a bit of thought and effort. Giving endorsements, on the other hand, is an easy, low-effort way of keeping in touch and regularly engaging with your contacts. Think of it as just sending little notes that say, “I remember you! You’re awesome!” Sounds simple, but it never hurts to generate some goodwill before you need it.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:41 AM

(From the article) Think about endorsements as new and improved keywords. LinkedIn automatically defaults to ranking your skills by the number of endorsements you have, but to get more endorsements for the skills you want to emphasize, rearrange your list and move those skills higher. Also, if you’re getting endorsed for random things or for things you don’t want to be endorsed for, you can always hide either the entire skill or the particular endorser. Just set your profile to edit mode and you’ll see a little demo in the Skills and Endorsements section showing you how to edit it.

 
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:18 PM

I agree with @donhornsby on this.  I know there are skeptics when it comes to LI endorsements but I think they are meaningful. 

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 15, 2014 10:25 PM

Senior executives need to take such social tools seriously, for a variety of reasons.

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5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break Right Now

5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break Right Now | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Here are  ways to give your brain a break during your workday.


Via Barb Jemmott
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Brain breaks can make a big difference in your ability to be productive, creative, and innovative. The paradox is that doing less often allows you to do more.

 

What do you do to give your brain a break, and how does your company help you do it?

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Divoux Anne-Laure's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:12 AM

Ploys for PR?To impress new recruits? Not only... There is solid evidence that fun creativity breaks actually improve employee productivity.