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Learn to Storyboard: The First Steps of Visual Storytelling

Learn to Storyboard: The First Steps of Visual Storytelling | skills4management | Scoop.it
As a story artist at Walt Disney Studios, storyboarding is what I do (and love) daily. This class is an introduction to visual storytelling, open to anyone of any skill level.
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it looks like a nice opportunity to step into visual storytelling. It's an online class (costs $20).

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Why using improvisation to teach business skills is no joke - CNN.com

Why using improvisation to teach business skills is no joke - CNN.com | skills4management | Scoop.it
In a business world that's more uncertain than ever it pays to be able to think on your feet. That's why some business schools are using improvisation classes to teach skills such as creativity and leadership.
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Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

This is the book that established "emotional intelligence" in the business lexicon--and made it a...
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Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Motivation at Work | skills4management | Scoop.it

Want to know how to destroy motivation at work? These key factors, attitudes, and behaviors destroy motivation at work. It doesn't have to be that way. 

 

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 Make rules for the many because of the behavior of a few. Organizations need policies and rules to create a legal, ethical, effective workplace. They do not need a policy to solve every problem. 


Focus on mistakes and errors no matter how trivial they are in comparison with successes.
This is especially a problem at weekly meetings and during periodic performance evaluations. Managers must provide balanced feedback, but let’s get real. If an employee is making mistakes most of the time, why not fire the employee? The job must be a terrible fit for the employee’s skills and capabilities. To dwell only on problem areas destroys the employee’s confidence and self-esteem, makes the employee more error-prone, and makes your organization wonder why they promoted you to management.


Hold meetings, coaching sessions, and performance reviews in which the manager does the majority of the talking.
Only a rare employee will find a work environment in which he or she is talked at motivating. But, it happens frequently. Even in organizations that encourage employee involvement, managers are not always skilled at discussing performance with employees. The manager may be afraid that if he stops talking, the employee will make demands he can’t fulfill. The manager may



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:00 AM

This is leaning gently toward distributed, groups and teams.  We'll see what's next.  Do you agree?

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Managing People

Managing People | skills4management | Scoop.it
"Managing People", a playlist created by HarvardBusiness
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a playlist to boost your leadership skills

enjoy!

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Organisational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner

(www.torbenrick.eu) - Organisational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How to cultivate organisational culture?
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culture is made by and lived everyone in the organisation....

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Release The Stories In Your Organization

This is a presentation about organizational storytelling – how we all are storytelling creatures and how that affect organizations. You’ll find hands-on ti
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On the road to discovery: Roxanna Samii blog: Embracing the beauty and strength of diversity

On the road to discovery: Roxanna Samii blog: Embracing the beauty and strength of diversity | skills4management | Scoop.it
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How can we champion and advocate for embracing diversity of ideas, personal truths and personal traits?

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The Hidden Side of Meetings

The Hidden Side of Meetings | skills4management | Scoop.it
The non-rational dynamics not covered in standard meeting manuals.
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create more meaningful by considering the social system in the meeting

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The Presenter Manifesto : 8 Distinctions of a World Class Presenter...

A compilation of proven distinctions on what makes a World-Class Presenter. Written by Eric Feng, Presentation Coach ( http://ericfeng.com ) and Designed by Sli
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19 challenging thoughts about leadership 2nd edition

2nd edition of 19 challenging thoughts about leadership
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Top 3 Actions Great Leaders Take

Top 3 Actions Great Leaders Take | skills4management | Scoop.it
A great leader Communicates the "Why" Collaborates the "What" Delegates the "How" Communicating "The Why"A great leader understands and articulates the reason an activity must take place. The leade...
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Learning Opportunity with IDEO: Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Learning Opportunity with IDEO: Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation | skills4management | Scoop.it
Human-centered design has helped organizations in the public and privatesectors innovate and grow for more than 30 years. IDEO.org is bringing thepower of human-centered design to the social sector.
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 join a group or find a peer to register for this course by July 3rd! 

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Why philanthropy is R&D for business | McKinsey & Company

Why philanthropy is R&D for business | McKinsey & Company | skills4management | Scoop.it
Targeted giving can help companies lay the groundwork for future commercial success. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Seven Ways to Bring More Playful Productivity to Your Work - Management & operations

Seven Ways to Bring More Playful Productivity to Your Work - Management & operations | skills4management | Scoop.it
Is play really the opposite of work? What if your most creative, productive & effective work was actually accomplished when in a state of playful flow? This article explores seven ways to make your work more playfully productive.
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so much is clear: the opposite of play is rather depression than work.

Play can be very serious... and work can be and should be? more playful.

At least when creativity is needed? But in which cases don't we need creativity?

But what to do? The article gives some good inspirations...

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The 70:20:10 Framework

The 70:20:10 Framework for Building Workforce Capability. Uploaded August 2011. (c) 2011 Charles Jennings, 702010Forum

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... lets get their with peer learning AND a collaboration learning loop

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:36 PM

What's current, leaving ADDIE in history.  Chief Learning Officer circles worthy.  ~  D

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visual explanations of management essentials

visual explanations of management essentials | skills4management | Scoop.it
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new IMARK course "Social Media for Development"

new IMARK course "Social Media for Development" | skills4management | Scoop.it
The module describes a wide range of social media tools that enhance the ways in which information is created and published, and which provide the means to collaborate and share resources online. It also describes how to take advantage of those tools for more effective networking, collaboration and exchange of knowledge.
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For Individuals and institutions working for sustainable development looking to social media in the development context as a means to connect geographically dispersed work teams, to strengthen coordination and knowledge sharing, and for creating opportunities for engagement, participation and skills sharing.
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Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT | NTEN

Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT | NTEN | skills4management | Scoop.it

Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in accounting or evaluation matters, for example, with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology.

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16 Learning Resources for Everyday

16 Learning Resources for Everyday | skills4management | Scoop.it

16 Learning Resources for Everyday If you take a similar, broad approach to the learning resources around you, I’m guessing you’ll find a lot of ways to keep learning and continually enhance your career training – even during times when typical training expenditures may be reduced.

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What are the learning resources around you - every day?

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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | skills4management | Scoop.it
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writer...

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Jens Hoffmann's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:02 AM

Story sticks! So learn to tell a great story. Here are the rules: 

Becca Morgan's curator insight, April 22, 2013 1:58 PM

I'm not really a HUGE fan of Pixar, but if they have some suggestions, I'll take them.

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How Helping Others Develop Great Leadership Skills Can Help Your Business - TanveerNaseer.com

How Helping Others Develop Great Leadership Skills Can Help Your Business - TanveerNaseer.com | skills4management | Scoop.it
Find out what 3 leadership skills small business owners should develop to help their employees and their business succeed and grow.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:52 AM

Integrity, dedication and humbleness ~ three leadership fundamentals for all of those interested in developing great leaders in their businesses, organisations and communities! From my #LeadWithGiants colleague Tanveer Naseer - check out his website for a great deal of other related content!

WorldsView Academy's comment, June 20, 2013 8:04 AM
Humility underpinned by integrity, competency and tenacity, blended with foresight,strategic intelligence, from an open mind and heart!
John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's comment, June 20, 2013 8:27 AM
Great comment ~ thank you for sharing!
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The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback | skills4management | Scoop.it
Be sparing with criticism and generous with praise.
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 negative feedback can have significant adverse effects on an employee's well-being — and, presumably, their productivity.

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CoLiberation and Playing with Boundaries | Solarium

CoLiberation and Playing with Boundaries | Solarium | skills4management | Scoop.it
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In co-liberation, we find the magic place in which each individual is highly engaged at the same time that the whole group is also collectively engaged and working well together. 

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