You need to recognize when you’re being hard on yourself so you can kill negative thinking. How? Are you comparing yourself to others? Are you hiding or repressing your anger? Are you trying to do everything alone without a support system? Stop! Below is an infographic with 12 simple and inspiring ideas from Anna Vital for how to stop being hard on yourself.
It has to do with their ability to think decisively.
The best leaders evaluate their options, weigh in on the alternatives, connect the dots, and look for potential in order to make informed decisions.
Here are some of the things great critical thinkers make a habit of:
Leading with questions. Open-ended questions, in particular, help you get to the heart of the matter. Start with Why?, How?, What?, and Where?
Embracing different points of view. As a leader, you need to be able to take advantage of the diversity in your team (and board, if you have one) to help you see things from different perspectives. The best leaders see and make use of the insights that everyone has to offer. They honor different opinions and ideas, because they know those differences lead to better decisions.
Leading with agility. As the old saying goes, the only constant is change—and the variables are always shifting and adjusting. Leading through change requires an open mind that can see opportunity in every situation.
Keeping an open mind. In the complex world of business, a leader with an open mind will find potential by sizing up all the answers, holding on to differences of opinion, and taking in all the variables to see clearly.
The leader who thinks critically and manages ambiguity will be the one who leads where others cannot.
Lead From Within: Be the leader who knows that nothing is as it seems. There is always uncertainty; there is always ambiguity. Be clever enough to size things up, connect the dots, see the potential, and act decisively when no one else can.
Every so often, almost unwittingly, our ambition withers and things languish half finished. At Unstuck, we call this acting like an Idle Achiever. We’re unable to commit to the project or the person or the mission at hand. Instead, we start and stop like we’re driving a stick shift for the first time.
To smooth out this herky-jerky moment, it helps to understand how we got there in the first place. Take our mini-quiz to find out what type of Idle Achiever you tend to be. Then, the next time idleness strikes, try out the exercises on our “Done and Done” printable worksheet.
(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Image created by @SylviaDuckworth Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.
My German is a little bit, erm, gramatically challenged - but unfortunately, having a German husband is not equivalent to a live-in German-teacher. The problem is that German is so natural to him t...
Great short blog about capacity building in development cooperation. Many 'capacity building' projects focus on transfer of knowledge to a few selected individuals for a limited period of time (for example in a training).
Take-aways: I.) To have an impact, capacity building must support learners (and their organisations) to take active responsibility of learning and applying what they have learned. II.) Experts are not always the best facilitators or teachers III.) Development sector needs to apply adult learning methods and insights from others about how to engage people and support their learning process.
Q: What is Learning to You? A: Learning is... #learningis Here's the pick of responses to this key question from Day 1 of the campaign.
Brightwave has collected a whole range of personal reflections on what learning means. This 3-day campaign is part of Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, but also speaks to other kinds of learning.
I like the way storify brings together tweets, images and videos too.
Here are 26 ways to self direct and improve your learning A – be accountable B – believe in yourself C – connect the dots D – deconstruct new skill E – engage with others F – focused practice G – get started H – hypothesize, test, adjust I – use...
A new year, new opportunities for leaerning! This is a nice visual inspiration for effective learning.
An interesting article from the Dan Jellinek of the The Guardian I would like to share with you... Sharing data could help drive down down costs. So how can the government make better use of inform...
Information and knowledge sharing are crucial for building a sector with the ability to learn and adapt. Such information flows can also help drive down costs. This article explains that the challenge of information sharing goes beyond technologies and platforms, to this issue of creating a culture that encourages more openness and data sharing, ensureing staff understand how and why to share data safely, fostering trust and making sure the right skills are in place. Effective information sharing requires a clear purpose and leadership commitment.
Barriers to research uptake are familiar, so how can we anticipate and address them effectively? This article points to the role of knowledge brokers, the need for understanding the context and polictial economy that frames the possibility for research/ evidence to be taken up, and for developing specific skills in communication.
The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. In order to stick with a routine over time, people have to find what works for them. Blogging has been a core part of my sense-making routine over the past decade. When I conduct workshops, my primary aim is help others discover what works for them. I do not have a secret formula, only some general guidelines developed through experience, plus a lot of ideas and suggested areas to explore.
My colleague Jane Hart shared her daily PKM routine recently and it’s different from mine, which of course it should be.
21 April 2015 by Jane Hart: I have shared, in a number of places, a diagram of Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) , which I believes visualise all the main ways we learn at work. However, I have recently added a few P words that have helped to summarise the different elements as well as L&D’s role in it in order to help people at work. so I am sharing this diagram.
More and more conferences and workshops use social media to report live from the event. "Live Tweeting" is the most interactive social media tool used to broadcast live snapshots and to moderate on...
Social media like twitter can be a useful resource for learning. however, it's a challenge to make your tweets understandable and useful to an audience not participating in the event at hand. Check out these tips for effective live tweeting.
We often expect evidence to lead to change, but our assumptions about how change can be achieved often remain implicit. This article provides a useful set of questions to guide development of a systematic framework for research uptakeand social change approach.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.