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7 P’s in a Pod ~ The Seeds of Leadership

7 P’s in a Pod ~ The Seeds of Leadership | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Welcome back to my blog, sorry to have been away so long since my last post. I’ve been quite busy in the Social Media arena and Google+ Communities, discussing and learning about Leadership. There ...

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:36 AM

Excellent scoop John.  This one is especially helpful for me:

 

Patience ~ The saying “patience is a virtue” has a higher meaning for a leader. In today’s frantic and chaotic world, having patience can seem like a luxury you can’t afford.


Nonetheless, with proper planning, a good understanding of your team’s strengths and vulnerabilities, plus, having a clear idea of your goal can award you patience.


A task well done means it doesn’t have to be corrected or repeated and you can move on to the next one. Pause, refocus and apply your best efforts into single-tasking. Too many undertakings at once will only force you to rush, head first, right into a brick wall.


Rushing and pressuring your team only propagates confusion and mistakes. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Ricard Lloria's comment, July 22, 2013 7:41 AM
Great and excellent article Al. Have a great day!!
John Michel's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:43 PM

Without purpose a leader is lost; it means having a direction and destination. A leader has to set an objective, map out the best route and execute the plan. Most importantly, if your purpose is clear then your team will inevitably trust you and instinctively follow your lead.

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Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way

Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.

Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg

 
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"

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How To Create Content for Internet “Scanners” Instead of “Readers”

How To Create Content for Internet “Scanners” Instead of “Readers” | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Calling all scanners, calling all scanners! I know you are out there and I know you are guilty of scanning content rather than reading it thoroughly. And you know what…that’s OK! We are busy people (yes I am a scanner as well) and we like to get to the takeaways of the content we read sooner rather than later. Let’s look at some ways to create content that is scanner friendly and still gets your main points across.


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Important Stats You Should Know from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report: Part I

Important Stats You Should Know from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report: Part I | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 9, 6:09 AM

Excellent trends data here on social and online education.


From the post:


Education

-1/3 of 4-year college grads say they weren’t prepared for their jobs.


-4/5 Americans said that education issues are extremely important to them.


-Multiple online learning platforms have seen over 50% growth in 2014.


-Education startups are expanding with direct-to-consumer products, leading to mass adoption and lower distribution costs.


-25 million Americans are now learning second languages thanks to online education programs like Duolingo, making for a 14X increase from 2013.


The increase in online learning tools leading to the ease of attaining new knowledge is a notable advancement in the education system of America.


Increasing numbers of students with or without college degrees are expanding their expertise online and becoming more aware of the issues that exist in the modern world of education.

 

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VIRTUAL MISS FRIDAY - e-Travel Weekly

VIRTUAL MISS FRIDAY - e-Travel Weekly | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

e-Travel Weekly your essential free weekly video, audio and newsletter resource that serves Online Service Providers and Digital Nomads around the globe Learn More >>

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Thought for the week...

So before we get into the client action plan, I wanted to share that I've had a really hectic week, one of those weeks where even a hardcore optimist like myself might take a step back and wonder what the heck happened... Without going into detail, a friend just said to me "I know how much strain you're under" - my reaction - "It's not so much strain just more of a challenge, which only makes us stronger and more appreciative of less challenging times." 

Hassle-Free Slide Decks

Does creating slide decks get you down? Feels like too much fiddling around when all you want to do is create a neat presentation super-fast? Well in this months VISA tutorial inside the Passport Members Club, I show you how to do just that, and best of all, it's free!

And finally in this week's e-Travel Weekly Show I discuss a 7 day action plan for attracting clients which includes LinkedIn, Swayy a free 12 week marketing course that you should grab while you can!

BLOG: 7-Day New Client Action Plan

During the first year to 2 years of business, and maybe even beyond, you may have to work actively in filling your online service business with new paying clients. After a period of time you can find that through consistent effort your client intake happens almost naturally from past efforts such as putting yourself out there in social media, blog posts, forums, groups etc... But what if you need those clients, and you don't quite have the groundwork done yet? - In this week's post I'll provide you with a plan of action.

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The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post

The Research and Science Behind a Perfect Blog Post | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
How long is the perfect blog post? How is it formatted? What is its headline? We present the data and science behind these answers and more.
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Pimagic, Free online image editor made for everyone

Pimagic, Free online image editor made for everyone | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Online image editor made for everyone: Crop, Resize, Add filters have never been that easy. Try Pimagic

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, June 3, 7:12 PM

Editing pictures and images online. Always helpful

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How Every Small Business Can Do More Social Good

How Every Small Business Can Do More Social Good | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Integrating social impact into your business model shouldn’t be an afterthought and it shouldn’t be temporary.

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Alphabet Success: Don't underestimate the power of being underestimated.

Alphabet Success: Don't underestimate the power of being underestimated. | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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"Anyone who thinks they have victory before the game begins is taking a huge risk. It leads to both an undue lack of mental preparedness as well as providing the competition with an added incentive to win. "

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7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook. In fact, some of the work habits you so carefully honed as a good employee don’t necessarily translate well into the world of an entrepreneur.

 

According to the Small Business Administration, only half of new businesses will survive to see their fifth year. Making that mental switch from employee to entrepreneur can help you avoid being one of those businesses that doesn’t make it. Here are seven tips for thriving while adjusting to life as an entrepreneur.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 6:59 AM

Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 2, 8:07 PM

Great tips on making it as an Entrepreneur.    I really appreciate the one about dealing with social isolation!  


Its not just being alone, it is about having to do a lot of strategizing and execution without anyone there to give you feedback or support. 

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nice quotes blossomsquare
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eLearning Job Market Research Report

eLearning Job Market Research Report | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Online learning is in the midst of massive growth. Inc. Magazine named online learning “One of the top eight most lucrative industries in which to start a business for 2013 and beyond,” and Money Magazine listed “instructional designer” as the 38th (out of 100) best job in America for this year, citing a 28.3% job growth rate through 2023, and an average salary range between $63,700 and $97,400.

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"We’re in a good place.

Although there are some challenges in the industry, it’s a great time to be an instructional designer. The key seems to be to find a company or clients that have the types of projects you enjoy most. Self-marketing is also important. Even if you have a full-time corporate gig, you need to actively market and promote yourself constantly. This not only gets you more respect within your company, but if you have a highly visible public profile you also are building name recognition - which never hurts if you happen to get laid off from your corporate job, or just get fed up and want to make the jump "

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Edumorfosis's curator insight, June 1, 10:22 AM

El Aprendizaje en Línea se encuentra en medio de un crecimiento masivo. La compañía Inc. Magazine clasificó el Aprendizaje en Línea como: "Uno de los ocho mejores industrias más lucrativas en el que inician un negocio para el año 2013 y más allá", y la revista Money coloca en la lista al lista al "diseñador de instrucción", en la posición #38 (de 100) como el mejor trabajo en los Estados Unidos para este año. Citando a una tasa de 28,3% el crecimiento del empleo hasta el año 2023, y un rango de salario promedio entre $63.700 y $ 97,400.

El campo del Diseño Instruccional está generando nuevos espacios de oportunidades para los educadores del Siglo 21. Las mejores ofertas de empleo se encuentran en las empresas. Estas requieren que su personal se mantenga al tanto de los últimos adelantos tecno-científicos que ayuden a mejorar los procesos de creatividad, talentos personales, emprendimiento y relaciones con las personas...

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Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type advice for people who want to start working for themselves. Frankly, the list is so good I think everyone would benefit from it.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 30, 8:44 AM

Get used to the three “-ty’s.” Ambiguity. Uncertainty. Volatility… Projects collapse. Money evaporates. Customers go wiggy. Get over it. That’s the way it works.

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No Office, No Problem: 5 Strategies For Managing An All-Virtual Team

No Office, No Problem: 5 Strategies For Managing An All-Virtual Team | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Plenty of people work from home occasionally, and plenty of managers work with people in different offices. But what if no one is in the office? What if your entire company consists of people working wherever they want to work?


That’s the reality for a growing number of companies that find central real estate unnecessary. Managing an entirely virtual team can be a challenge, but a few strategies make it quite possible, so you can reap the benefits of this new model.


“It is a big recruiting draw for the right type of person,” says Lisa Breytspraak Jasper, managing partner of IT strategy consulting firm Thought Ensemble, whose 13 employees are all virtual. “It allows us to lead our lives very flexibly”--and still get stuff done.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 29, 6:35 PM

Your team may be in the cloud but their heads don't have to be. Get creative about building bonds, communicating, and finding what works.

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The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

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10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry

10 Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer - eLearning Industry | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
At the Advantages To Becoming an eLearning Freelancer you will find 10 Reasons Why Becoming an eLearning Freelancer May Be a Good Idea.
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A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today

A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where to Use Them | Social Media Today | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
You should be using hashtags on social media. But how many, where and on what networks? Here's the data you need to max out their potential.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2:16 AM

This may offer some good ideas on when and where it is worth it to take the time to hash tag your postings.

Yoav Ostrinsky's curator insight, June 27, 6:06 AM

Hashtags! What a wonderful tool to make your business known. Could be used to as a plan for self-marketing and help monitir viewers and followers/

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Changes to QuickBooks Online Template Customization - QuickBooks and Beyond

Changes to QuickBooks Online Template Customization - QuickBooks and Beyond | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Intuit has changed the QuickBooks Online template customization feature. We'll show you what was changed, and what is missing from the prior version
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SH!FT Discruptive E-Learing: Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design

SH!FT Discruptive E-Learing: Infographic: The A to Z Guide to eLearning Design | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Universal design concepts that are most relevant to eLearning design.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 4, 8:06 PM

This is a fine post from  Karla Gutierrez on Shift's E-Learning Blog. It's far more than an inforgraphic. You'll find a design glossary hyperlinked to additional resources.  Think of this as an inforgraphic sitting on top of buried treasure.  Worth digging into! 

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 5, 10:06 AM

A useful article.  GOOD summary.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 5, 8:58 PM

Very nice!

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Business School, Disrupted

Business School, Disrupted | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 3, 11:39 AM

Online schooling, not education, is no more or less privileged than its predecessors. Access to digital technologies does guarantee cheaper and simpler, but it does not guarantee better and more democratic.

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#Leadership #Liderazgo: Manager’s Mantra: Walk the Talk, Give Credit, Admit When You Don’t Know

#Leadership #Liderazgo: Manager’s Mantra: Walk the Talk, Give Credit, Admit When You Don’t Know | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

“No one thought it was a great idea, especially my boss. They finally gave in because I pushed so hard. Well you know what? It was the best and most popular part of the show. Everyone raved about it, however, I am sitting here incredulous because on the call my boss took credit for it all. I can’t.”

 

That statement came from a Millennial I know who is beyond disgusted with her job. She loves the company but the manager wants all the credit.


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"So my warning is this: do not become clueless about your behavior, because you just might not be as great as you think you are."

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MyKLogica's curator insight, June 3, 1:25 PM

6 comportamientos que harán que tus colaboradores confíen en ti, trabajes en una gran empresa o seas una pyme:


1. Valora el trabajo dando el crédito a quien lo merece

2. Se sincero y di la verdad

3. Si te comprometes, hazlo y si no puedes, dilo

4. Se discreto

5. Predica con el ejemplo

6. Conócete y revisa tus comportamientos

José Luis Rubio's curator insight, June 9, 11:59 AM

Dar una oportunidad a quien se lo merece!

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5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics are Important for eLearning

5 Reasons Why Learning Analytics are Important for eLearning | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
In this post I will highlight some of the most significant arguments for why Learning analytics have the power to improve eLearning in education and training. In addition, I will go over the basics of learning analytics, to offer an in depth look at how it can effectively enhance learners’ overall eLearning experience.

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How We Used Story To Get 300% More People To Read Our Content

How We Used Story To Get 300% More People To Read Our Content | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When marketers say that stories engage your readers, it’s not fluff - it’s psychology, and it’s incredibly powerful. Here's how to harness it.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 2, 11:52 AM

Need proof storytelling works? Then here it is! The headline says it all. The article shares what happened and how the company Groove used storytelling to get phenomenal results.


And the advice shared here is right on. Follow the steps here and get your game on with stories.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, June 2, 4:30 PM

Great article, thanks for sharing @Karen Dietz. The power of a story has made companies like Disney millions. Who doesn't like a good story?

Chuck Bartok's curator insight, June 3, 10:09 AM

Are your "stories" engaging your blog and posting readers?

Should we spend more time honing our Story Telling skills?

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Do Blog Complications Cause You to Throw in the Towel?

Do Blog Complications Cause You to Throw in the Towel? | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Do blog complications ever want to make you just throw in the towel and just quit blogging altogether? I take a deep breath and come back to it, you can too

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Digital Transformation — Digital & Innovation

Digital Transformation — Digital & Innovation | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Overcoming Barriers and a Framework for Success


"Within this environment, smart organizations are realizing that adaptability is paramount and that there is a need to rethink the entire corporate structure. This, more often than not, is being led by Digital Transformation."


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Salesforce and Microsoft team up on mobile, Office 365

Salesforce and Microsoft team up on mobile, Office 365 | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The rumors are true: Microsoft and Salesforce are burying the hatchet and teaming up to bring native apps to Windows and Windows Phone and Salesforce data into Office 365.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 30, 6:13 AM

For those of us doing CRM analysis, this is a very interesting read. 


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But it certainly makes sense that Microsoft wouldn't want to encourage competition with its own Dynamics CRM product. For Salesforce's part, it puts new tools into the hands of its existing customers and can potentially drive adoption of its core CRM product by validating their existing Office investments. 



And as a brief aside, Benioff noted that the ExactTarget marketing cloud, acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion last year, will continue to be hosted on Microsoft Azure, while Salesforce as a whole will be extending its use of the Microsoft SQL Server database management product.  


It's certainly going to be interesting to see where this partnership goes. 

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3 Things Every New Instructional Designer Needs to Know

3 Things Every New Instructional Designer Needs to Know | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Success comes with patience, practice, and production. Each course you build will get a little bit better. Check out these three tips to learn more.

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How To Grow To $100 Million With No Debt Or Investors

How To Grow To $100 Million With No Debt Or Investors | Business in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Bobby Harris, founder and CEO of BlueGrace Logistics, says his firm is "a technology company in the freight business.” They enable small and medium-sized firms to save time and money by consolidating all their shipping requirements into one resource. Started in 2009, BlueGrace grew to about $105 million in sales last year [...]

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