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Red Rabbit Skills Services will provide a flawless and efficient service for your skills training needs. Services offered: Unit standard aligned learning programmes Skills programme development Learning Programme Development Learning material development Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) Quality Management Systems (QMS) for Accreditation applications Painless SETA Accreditation Services Assisting with tender applications for SETA discretionary grant funding. Retainer work, or consultancy work for assisting with programme development in workplaces, or for workplace mentor guidance. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) tools and assessments developed. Carol has a special interest in knowledge transfer and workplace learning, with the emphasis on life-long learning. Please explore the links page for some resources in these areas. Carol also offers: Editorial Services WordPress blog creation - personal or business. Don’t be confused, employ the services of a learning programme development professional. Stress Reduction and Mindfulness courses. Soft Skills Training/Lecturing. Contact Carol for a productive and professional discussion today: aruraza@gmail.com
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7 Bold Steps To Timeless Leadership

7 Bold Steps To Timeless Leadership | skills services | Scoop.it
These bold moves are just crazy enough to work.

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Why Collaborative Leadership Trumps The Rule of One | Mindful

Why Collaborative Leadership Trumps The Rule of One | Mindful | skills services | Scoop.it

Mindful friend and contemplative community builder Jeff Walker gets big ups on his book


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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, November 27, 3:54 PM
Collaboration and co-creation are the keys!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 6:33 PM

It is important to work cooperatively and this requires being attentive and mindful, being present.

 

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5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics | skills services | Scoop.it
Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.

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UN Promoting Sustainable Development with Free Online Courses

UN Promoting Sustainable Development with Free Online Courses | skills services | Scoop.it
With the head of the UN running point, free classes on sustainable development will be made available through more than 200 universities this fall.

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Pioneering Smart Cities: What Separates Innovators From The Rest? | The Toolbox

Pioneering Smart Cities: What Separates Innovators From The Rest? | The Toolbox | skills services | Scoop.it

Since Code for America's inaugural year in 2011, 28 municipal governments have participated in the (CfA) Fellowship Program. Last year, officials from 80+ cities attended the annual CfA summit in San Francisco, when the Code for America civic innovation community gathers in person for three days of collaborating, connecting and learning. 

 

One of the main things that these municipal governments have in common is their willingness to innovate. Many have Chief Innovation Officers, who are charged with translating ideas of government innovation including open data initiatives, which are developed to identify better ways to use technology and spark the kind of citizen engagement that leads to action.  

 

For all of the cities that have embraced the Code for America ideal of open data and transparency there are numerous governments that haven’t. But why? ...


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The Growth Mindset for Leaders

The Growth Mindset for Leaders | skills services | Scoop.it
Leadership requires constant attention. For leaders this means cultivating a growth mindset.

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How Successful Writers Curate Ideas.

How Successful Writers Curate Ideas. | skills services | Scoop.it

How do you create, maintain, and use a catalog of great ideas? That is the subject of today’s episode of The Lede. Source: www.copyblogger.com http://elearningfeeds.com/how-successful-writers-curate-ideas/


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Leaders, 10 Ways to Ignite Greatness Without Leaving Scars - Kate Nasser

Leaders, 10 Ways to Ignite Greatness Without Leaving Scars - Kate Nasser | skills services | Scoop.it
People Skills Excellence for Leadership, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Employee Engagement. 908.595.1515 USA

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 12, 6:26 AM

Be passionate; but channel your passions to ignite others, rather than leave them scarred:)

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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | skills services | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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An important article. Well worth the read.

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Study finds benefits in flexible work program at Fortune 500 company

Study finds benefits in flexible work program at Fortune 500 company | skills services | Scoop.it
A research team worked with 700 salaried employees of an IT department. Half of the group worked within the status quo and the other half were part of a flexible work program.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 13, 11:32 AM

Finally some good news on the Flex time front!

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A More Mindful Workforce

A More Mindful Workforce | skills services | Scoop.it
By Daniel Goleman Today's executives operate in an atmosphere of distraction more intense than ever. HR can help keep these workers focused, but in order to see solutions, they need to first analyze the problems.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 3, 11:31 AM

We do have to be careful that the corporate bottom line does not become the focus. Mindfulness is about being a better person and helping create a better world. That might result in a better corporate bottom line, but that is not the objective.

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MOOCstream: 5 e-Pedagogy models of MOOCs, and 7...

MOOCstream: 5 e-Pedagogy models of MOOCs, and 7... | skills services | Scoop.it
Ramón Talavera's insight: This is my second post in my blog MOOCstream. It is regarding OER and MOOCs discussed during the Open Education Week 2014. Let me know your opinion!!!!!

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The Science of Older and Wiser

The Science of Older and Wiser | skills services | Scoop.it
The definition of wisdom may be hard to pin down precisely, but for those who have it, aging will be a pleasure.

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6 Leadership Development Trends for 2015

6 Leadership Development Trends for 2015 | skills services | Scoop.it
70% of Americans blame leadership crisis as a factor in the national economic decline. Considered against this puzzling situation – where the demand for leadership skills is on the rise and leadership development programs often fail to deliver [...]

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 10, 8:39 PM

Generation differences, globalize do approach to leading and investing more in emerging leaders are the trend s in LD in the new year

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Online Learning Advantages: Why Online Learning Offers Plenty of Incentives

Online Learning Advantages: Why Online Learning Offers Plenty of Incentives | skills services | Scoop.it

"Chances are, you’ve heard of eLearning and the benefits that it offers. The fact is, online learning allows students to access their learning materials at any of time of the day, from virtually any location. This makes eLearning a flexible alternative to traditional learning styles, including classroom work."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 28, 7:23 PM

Good pedagogy is good pedagogy regardless of whether it is face-to-face or digital.

 

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“Advantage” Solves the 12 Dangers of Leadership

“Advantage” Solves the 12 Dangers of Leadership | skills services | Scoop.it
You've been wronged, manipulated, or cheated by someone with position or power. Leaders shade the truth, compromise their values, and abuse authority. Just read the news. When the path is demanding...

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 9, 3:35 PM

Wise words in today's world.  Often ignored by many.  Please read and RT.

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EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students

EdX to offer MOOCs for high school students | skills services | Scoop.it
The non-profit MOOC provider will be the first to offer an organized high school curriculum.

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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History - We’ve entered the age of empathy.

Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History - We’ve entered the age of empathy. | skills services | Scoop.it

We’ve entered the age of empathy.

 

Today, we are in the midst of another fundamental rethinking of what organizations are and for what purpose they exist. If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experiences.

 

I would argue that management has entered

a new era of empathy.

 

This quest for empathy extends to customers, certainly, but also changes the nature of the employment contract, and the value proposition for new employees. We are also grappling with widespread dissatisfaction with the institutions that have been built to date, many of which were designed for the business-as-machine era. They are seen as promoting inequality, pursuing profit at the expense of employees and customers, and being run for the benefit of owners of capital, rather than for a broader set of stakeholders. At this level, too, the challenge to management is to act with greater empathy.

 

BY Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. S


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Susan Stillman's curator insight, August 10, 8:59 AM

So, let's be proactive and teach empathy and other competencies of emotional intelligence  to MBA students, med students, law school students (what a thought!), teacher candidates, educational leaders,  and other professional in training. They,  in turn, would be using these skills in their interactions with their students, or staffs,  or clients going forward. What an impact that would have, not just corporations/customers but on all of society. That would be a new era indeed!

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Alarmingly Shallow: The effects of Internet on our culture, community, and social well being

Alarmingly Shallow: The effects of Internet on our culture, community, and social well being | skills services | Scoop.it
The paths of technology and human existence have never been as convoluted. Both are so reliant upon one another for continued change and increased effectiveness—with technology inherent in our ...

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Great review and evaluation of this work.

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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman | skills services | Scoop.it

Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.

 

None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.


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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 30, 3:44 PM

6 estilos de liderazgo, Daniel Goleman.

Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 4:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

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How Does Leadership Begin? -

How Does Leadership Begin? - | skills services | Scoop.it
    I have been interested in leadership for longer than I can remember. What sparked that? People told me that I had leadership potential, that I could grow up to be a leader. I had opportunities to lead people. I read about leaders. None of those were where leadership began for me. My leadership was …

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 3, 10:33 AM

Some excellent insight.  Leadership does really begin with values and principles yet we so often put them in the background.

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COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership

COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership | skills services | Scoop.it
Research shows mindful awareness practiced regularly can become a trait. Here are seven skills/traits combined as the COMANDS model for great leadership with effective results. Here is a brief summary....

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Empathy and Good Managers

Empathy and Good Managers | skills services | Scoop.it

The traditional view of management is to drive results at all costs. Be hard on employees and they will perform. That employees’ personal lives don't matter, as they have nothing to do with work. Yet we know today that employees’ personal and professional lives do collide. Today’s workplace environment calls for an evolved way of management and of leadership. Today’s managers need to tap into other motivators to get results and inspire the best performance from employees.


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Taming the jitters of public speaking - Daily Sundial

Taming the jitters of public speaking - Daily Sundial | skills services | Scoop.it
Taming the jitters of public speaking Daily Sundial CSUN students majoring in communications intern through this community-service learning program and are responsible for guiding area youth in grades five through 12 during the 12-week-long course...
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15 Questions That Gauge Leadership Ability

15 Questions That Gauge Leadership Ability | skills services | Scoop.it
How can you anticipate and prevent derailment in your leadership-development pipeline? By asking questions that assess leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 10, 3:42 PM

Spencer Stuart, the global executive search consulting firm, compiled a list of 15 questions to judge leadership potential outside the realm of individual performance.

Eric Vanetti's curator insight, April 11, 12:11 PM

Helpful ideas you can use for developing leaders.