Picture this. You meet someone new. "What do you do?" she asks."I'm an architect," you say."Oh, really?" she answers. "Have you designed any buildings I've seen?
Maria Elena Corbeil's insight:
This article provides very useful recommendations regarding what phrases never to use to describe yourself in person or online. It is very important that as professionals, we carefully guard our face-to-face and online image.
"Google Drive is the search engine giant's foray into the already crowded cloud storage space. It replaces Google Docs, but there's also a desktop application for Mac and PC that lets you drop any file into a folder and access it in Google Drive.
But with already-established players such as Dropbox, Evernote, Apple's iCloudand Microsoft SkyDrive out there, why should you choose Google Drive?" This article addresses important reasons why.
"Now that 1000+ colleges and universities have deployed the Mediasite lecture capture platform, we asked faculty, staff and students to share their reactions. Dive in for a compelling snapshot on what works – and gets results – in lecture capture."
"Let's embrace technology for our youngest citizens in a way that will help them learn and grow, using this new statement as a guide as we craft strategies and tools to help narrow the achievement gap and better prepare all of our children."
You’ve just been promoted into one of your organization’s Big Jobs. Now you’ve got an impressive office, a hefty budget and vast expectations about how you will lead dozens or even
Maria Elena Corbeil's insight:
This timely article provides tips for improving our communication strategies. They cite research that reveals that effective leadership now centers around our ability to engage others in conversation- to buy in to the product, service, and/or project. Read on...
"While the notion of “corporate social responsibility,” may have once been regarded as a corporate philanthropy, it has quickly become a crucial part of any large company’s long-term strategy – not just in marketing, but in recruiting, too: As consumers are ever more concerned with where products come from, employees now want more from their employer than a paycheck. They want a sense of pride and fulfillment from their work, a purpose and importantly a company’s whose values match their own. In a survey detailed below, by the nonprofit Net Impact, 53 percent of workers said that “a job where I can make an impact” was important to their happiness, and 72 percent of students about to enter the workforce agreed. Most would even take a pay cut to achieve that goal."
Conventional wisdom has it that kids and young adults now coming of age have been so steeped in everything from video games to social networking that they bring amazing new technology skills to the workforce.
"The problem with training is your new recruit might not exactly be at the level you are. Even if you both love writing and the job is copy heavy, you're naturally going to have more experience doing just exactly what you do."
"I’ve christened May the How To Sell Self-Published Books Month here on Catherine, Caffeinated, but before we get into the nuts and bolts of marketing and promoting your book, we need to have a little tough love session first."
"Large-scale open education initiatives, like M.I.T.'s OpenCourseWare or Rice University's Connexions, have the potential to change the landscape of higher education by creating a learning community that spreads beyond the walls of the university, providing students and faculty with free, high-quality resources and materials from diverse sources. Yet with all that promise, wide-scale adoption of open education resources remains slow. What's the hold-up?"