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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

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Daydreamers are thinkers.  In order to stay in front of the competition one of the biggest challenges is "how?"  Thinkers may have the answer...

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, January 9, 2013 6:58 AM

Let go of controlling your mind. Daydreaming is an attribute of successful people.

 

"Daydreaming, as a mental state activating both the default and executive networks of the brain, plays an important role in that organizing and processing. What you may think is just your mind drifting is actually your mind actively forming connections between information, synthesizing what was previously only chaos, and preparing the ground for the moment when things suddenly fit into place."

 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:23 AM

"The daydream begins. It’s a familiar scene, one we have likely both experienced as students and struggled against in our students as teachers. But daydreaming is not what it might seem. Recent research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and, yes, even learning."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:30 PM

Thanks Anu and others, this was something I needed!

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Helping Your Organization Reach its Goals: The Role of Culture in Engagement - People Development Network

Helping Your Organization Reach its Goals: The Role of Culture in Engagement - People Development Network | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
what is the role of culture in engagement? How can your organization support the achievement of the articulated and unarticulated goals of the company?

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The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build 

The 7 Habits that Books and Reading Help You Build  | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The most useful definition of technology I’ve heard is simply, “the ability to do more with less.”
I think of books and reading as technologies.
We only live one life, but through books, we can gain the wisdom from thousands. When an author writes, re-writes, and edits, they are turning their words into a more perfect version of themselves. When you read, you get to spend time in a meditative state with a wise person’s more perfect self.
Books are the most under-valued and under-appreciated technology in the world.
How do we know they’re so valuable? We need only to examine how the best and the worst people throughout history have viewed books.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 14, 5:39 AM

"Books are the training weights of the mind." That Seneca guy was on the money millennia ago!

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“Books are the training weights of the mind” –Seneca
 
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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

When students take notes using laptops they tend to take notes verbatim, writing down every last word uttered by their professor.
Obviously it is advantageous to draft more complete notes that precisely capture the course content and allow for a verbatim review of the material at a later date.  Only it isn’t. 

 

New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more.  Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had students take notes in a classroom setting and then tested students on their memory for factual detail, their conceptual understanding of the material, and their ability to synthesize and generalize the information.  Half of the students were instructed to take notes with a laptop, and the other half were instructed to write the notes out by hand.  As in other studies, students who used laptops took more notes. 

 

In each study, however, those who wrote out their notes by hand had a stronger conceptual understanding and were more successful in applying and integrating the material than those who used took notes with their laptops.


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David Hain's curator insight, February 6, 6:00 AM

Students - and anyone who undertakes diagnostic interviewing -  should read this insightful piece on how to take notes more effectively.

Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 5:37 AM
A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop
 
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8 leadership lessons from history

8 leadership lessons from history | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“If I have one piece of advice for would-be leaders, it is read some history,” writes historian Margaret MacMillan.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 2, 5:34 AM

It's true, good historical knowledegde if the difference between being a good sustainable leader or an opportunistic leader.
By Margaret MacMillan.

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5 Traits of Natural-Born Mentors

5 Traits of Natural-Born Mentors | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The benefits of a mentor and mentee relationship far exceed expectations.

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Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace?

Do Effective Leaders Use Fear or Love in the Workplace? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
With the right balance, leaders will become highly respected by their employees.

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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've found, as sometimes you turn up an absolute gem you missed earlier in the year.

 

Take the post titled "The Two Minutes It Takes to Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever," by marketer Josh Spector, for example. As short as it is useful, the piece is one of the most recommended posts of 2016, Medium informs me. It's not hard to see why.

 

Spector offers five dead-simple changes you can make to basically any piece of writing in a matter of seconds that will make it more forceful and compelling. We'd all enjoy reading a bit more if more writers followed his tips.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 15, 6:43 PM

Simplify, get to the point, eliminate unnecessary wording.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Some people managers struggle with being good leaders and cannot understand why: They are experts in their fields, work hard, and communicat

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 12, 9:04 AM
Have you ever witnessed someone lose their cool at work? How suddenly facts, arguments, and reason become irrelevant because a decision maker has a meltdown? Or how, at a meeting, the moderator is holding a monologue rather than engaging with the other participants and encouraging different viewpoints and ideas? Those behaviors are signs of a lack of emotional intelligence. And if leaders lack it, the consequences for their teams can be devastating.
 
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Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.
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This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans

This is How to Find Your Purpose – Better Humans | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was not yet famous.
He had yet to meet Johnny Depp, who would become one of his closest friends. He had yet to write Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his most well-known novel. He hadn’t even discovered his personal style of reporting that would found the movement known as ‘gonzo journalism’.
He was, after all, only 22 years old.
Here’s what Hunter S. Thompson did do in 1958… He wrote a letter to a friend. But it wasn’t just any letter. It’s one of the most profound pieces on how to live that I have ever read.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:08 AM

Meet the Great Gonzo! And more importantly, read his musings on how to live a life of purpose! Brilliant!

Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 3, 11:16 AM

I was captivated by this letter written by American author Hunter Thompson to a friend. Most of all because he speaks to the Hallmarks of Relationship - Centered Leadership; Authenticity, Purpose, Presence, Resilience, Moral Courage and Trustworthiness. I found it encouraging, helpful and refreshing in moment in our history that may present challenges to finding our direction.

Tom Wojick's comment, January 3, 11:17 AM
Thanks for this David it's a great read and resource.
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Don't get stung: "Domain Name Corp" scam targeting business owners - StartupSmart

Don't get stung: "Domain Name Corp" scam targeting business owners - StartupSmart | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Businesses have been warned by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to keep an eye out for a new scam hitting mailboxes across the country. However this time it’s not email inboxes that are being affected—scams are landing in the actual mailboxes of businesses. A wave of letters delivered to companies nationwide are offering
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Many alarms have sounded on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to upend the workforce, especially for easy-to-automate jobs. But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. The fact is, artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.

How can managers — from the front lines to the C-suite — thrive in the age of AI? To find out, we surveyed 1,770 managers from 14 countries and interviewed 37 executives in charge of digital transformation at their organizations. Using this data, we identified five practices that successful managers will need to master.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 15, 2016 3:23 AM

We need to learn to make robots our colleagues - at least we don't have to buy them a drink, so a cheap date with high potential!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:42 AM

Absolutely a factor.

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, December 15, 2016 2:20 PM

Most surveyed didn't value the critical people skills they need today & will need even more in the future.

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Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time) | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
 

Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction. 

 

Whatever your opinion of Musk's plans, his presentation of them was rhetorically effective—and a memorable departure from the tech leader's notoriously dispassionate Twitter voice. In introducing his Mars plan, Musk tapped into two foundational emotions that every effective leader should know how to activate: hope and fear. Here's how.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 11, 2016 5:49 PM

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that without exploiting it.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:39 AM

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How Feeling Frustrated Can Transform You and Your Business

How Feeling Frustrated Can Transform You and Your Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, is known for his countless insightful musings on the world of business and entrepreneurship, but there’s one saying in particular that’s been on my mind a lot lately.

“Finding something frustrating and seeing an opportunity to make it better is what entrepreneurship is all about.”

What a simple, yet profound, statement. It’s so true. Think of all the great innovations in history, and the inception of that product or service likely came from someone’s long-held frustration. Frustrated that taxis are expensive and hard to fetch? Here’s Uber. Think hotels are overpriced? Well, here’s Airbnb. Want to eat at a place that doesn’t offer delivery? OK, here’s GrubHub. Are you sick of using slow and ugly looking computers? Welcome to Apple.

The examples are endless.

Frustration is indeed the core of what spawns most great businesses. But, on a deeper level, there’s something even more powerful about being frustrated. Not only can frustration help people come up with ideas or create new ventures, but it can act as a motivator to keep individuals from stagnating when it comes to their own development.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 17, 2:58 AM

Welcome your frustrations - they may be giving you important signals!

donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 9:43 AM
Leaders shouldn’t be afraid of frustration. It’s not to say that frustration is an enjoyable experience worth looking forward to, to be sure. But understand that feeling frustrated is a normal part of development. I’d even argue that if you’re not feeling frustration from time to time, you’re doing something wrong. You’re not pushing yourself enough. You’re not thinking big. You’re not growing.
 
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The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.

 

In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.

 

Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 12, 7:49 PM

Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 4:29 PM
Are you a coachable leader?  I meet some of the criteria
Bryan Worn's curator insight, February 14, 3:22 PM

All so true , however the key word is that they PRACTICE them.

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Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company

Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 3, 2:24 AM

Are you turning over the stones throughout your organisation? You may be surprised about the talent you will find...!

Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 22, 5:39 AM
Finding hidden leaders | McKinsey & Company
 
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We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Businesses have complained about the poor skills of school-leavers, and we’ve assumed the way forward is to ensure that more people study for longer. I think that the changing world means that we need to prepare kids in a totally different way. A 5-year-old today will enter a working world in 2030 that is so incomprehensible that we need an existential re-imagination of the very foundation of education. It’s the cliched hope of the paranoid parent that teaching Chinese will best prepare kids for a future of different power structures in geopolitics, but is that essential in a world of Google translate? Many thinking teaching kids to code is the solution, but won’t soon software be written by software? Our vision for the future needs to include more imagination. It’s staggering to me as to how much the world has changed, and how little education has. The digital age means a different world.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 24, 9:52 AM

We are using an ancient paradigm to teach kids for life in a new and ultra dynamic one. How short sighted is that?

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How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business

How Technology Is Enabling the Rise of the One-Person Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Three growing realms of technology will seep into the gig economy and continue enhancing the experience for all involved parties.
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5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO

5 reasons why your startup needs a virtual CFO | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Cloud CFO director Elan Pamensky outlines and explains reasons why your start-up should have a virtual chief financial officer instead of an in-house one.
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What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human

What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Hardly a week goes by without news of automation displacing humans from the workforce. Automation is a disruptive force that is transforming every industry,
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Relationships are still, and always will be, key.

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What does success at work really mean?

What does success at work really mean? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What defines a successful career? Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers, while the majority just survive and plenty fail?
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Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders

Nice guys don’t finish last. In fact, they might be more effective leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

For businesses in crisis, whether in a restructuring or taking steps to avoid one, the stakes cannot get any higher. In these situations, messages matter – not only their content but also their structure, the channel, the timing, and the tone they’re delivered in. What, when and how executives communicate during a crisis is critical and can have a dramatic effect on the change process and resulting outcomes. That’s why we’ve developed a set of principles that business leaders can follow to communicate more effectively – and empathetically – during a crisis.


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Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace

Taking another look at diversity and bias in the workplace | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Diversity in the workforce matters, there’s a lot of research to prove that diverse workplaces are more successful. We need women and those of various ethnic backgrounds especially when trying to design a product or service to represent the general population; the diverse population out there who are the buyers of your product or service.

We all make instinctive decisions, based on what ‘feels right’. Research shows that unconscious preferences (biases) play a significant part in the way we engage with others and the decisions we make about them. We all have automatic and unconscious biases, over which we have little control, no matter how unbiased we think we may be. We don’t set out to make poor decisions, it’s a question of how our brains operate and what is going on in our environment.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 3, 6:05 AM

Will 2017 be the year we stop talking about the benefits of diversity and actually make progress on it?

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The truth about lying and why you do it: "Apparently we all lie"

The truth about lying and why you do it: "Apparently we all lie" | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
I am currently working on two major film projects that share a key aspect: someone has lied. So I have been exploring why people lie and the impact of their lies on those close to them. Calumny Lies are big in the media at the moment; it’s as though the world has been given a
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Ensure Employee Commitment to Change Initiatives: Creating Relevance and Meaning

Ensure Employee Commitment to Change Initiatives: Creating Relevance and Meaning | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Most organizations have many change initiatives occurring at once, in all parts of the organization, large and small – all making demands on people. Employees know they are being asked or pressured to change, but they often do not know why in terms that are meaningful to them. This makes it difficult for them to have a personal commitment to change. Leaders often interpret lack of employee commitment as resistance, but it is more likely stakeholders not understanding why the changes are essential to the success of the business, and importance of their role in it. 

The pushback is usually not an employee issue, but a change leadership issue. Most people commit to what they believe in. And to believe in anything, people must see its relevance and meaning. Without perceiving relevance and meaning, there is no employee commitment. People must see themselves as contributing in ways they can relate to in support of the future of the business. Just because leaders say something is going to change doesn’t mean that stakeholders will understand it, do it, or sustain it. We know this all too well! 


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David Hain's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:01 AM

Most employees who resist change are being rational in their context. Change their context!