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A Well-Kept Secret: How to Become an International School Librarian

A Well-Kept Secret: How to Become an International School Librarian | Working | Scoop.it
As my fellow Hacker Zack Frazier pointed out in his most recent entry, many library school students experience considerable anxiety about their job prospects upon graduation. We all know (maybe too well) how tight the job market in North America is.
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The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness | Working | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.
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Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation | Working | Scoop.it
You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases.
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11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier

11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier | Working | Scoop.it
Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff -- he's also incredibly good for your health.
Even pet owners who prefer ...
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The 3 Things CEOs Worry About the Most

The 3 Things CEOs Worry About the Most | Working | Scoop.it
CEOs have a lot to worry about, but what are their greatest concerns? What keeps them awake at night? We interviewed 24 CEOs and asked them to name the biggest challenges facing their organizations.
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3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works

3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works | Working | Scoop.it
What can leaders learn from improv comedians?
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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records | Working | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.

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The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work | Working | Scoop.it
To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.
Filter 1: protect yourself from others.
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CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals | Working | Scoop.it
In an interview, Cisco CEO John Chambers once remarked on his intimate knowledge of rival CEOs. He claimed that based on this insight he could anticipate their market moves one or even two steps in advance.
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The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding

The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding | Working | Scoop.it
Shelly Lazarus has been building brands at Ogilvy & Mather for more than 40 years.  When she joined the agency in 1971, she was one of few women in the advertising field.  Twenty-six years later, having steered successful branding efforts for...
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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level | Working | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created.
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The Dangers of Confidence

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence. For more, read Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt.
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Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week

Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week | Working | Scoop.it
There are 168 hours in a week; this is immutable truth.  That sounds like a lot, but is it really enough time to cover the demands of a successful career, family involvement, and everything else that makes up a fulfilling life?
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50 Companies That Get Twitter – and 50 That Don’t

50 Companies That Get Twitter – and 50 That Don’t | Working | Scoop.it
Corporate tweeters need to know that they aren’t just promoting a brand or solving a problem: they are performing for an audience, supporting customers throughout their journey, and even, subtly, selling.
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Teach Someone to Prioritize Using Psychological Distance

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You may be tempted to write off some team members as never being able to manage themselves. They may be great at execution, but the level of handholding they need about what actually has to get done is frustrating.
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Engage Your Long-Time Employees to Improve Performance

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Let this be a wake-up call for business leaders: The employees with the longest tenures in your company are also the least likely to be engaged.
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5 Basic Needs of Virtual Workforces

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According to data from Global Workplace Analytics, the number of remote employees in the United States has gone up by 79.7 percent since 2005. In the U.S., around 3.3 million people work from home.
But these are not just freelancers.
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Top Mistakes I Made at my First Conference

Top Mistakes I Made at my First Conference | Working | Scoop.it
Last month I had the opportunity to attend ALA Midwinter, my first multi-day conference. I was stoked, but totally unprepared. Here are some of the things I did wrong and some tips for you first-timers to avoid the same blunders.
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5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day | Working | Scoop.it
Most of us arrive at the office as groggy and tired, leading to an unfocused start to the day. Here's how to arrive ready to go.

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Collaborate Across Teams, Silos, and Even Companies

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Everywhere I turn right now, I hear leaders talking about their need for collaborative leadership. It’s being identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives.
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Why You Need Project Management

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I saw a whole bunch of family and friends I don’t get to see very often not long ago, and naturally many of them asked me what I’m taking for classes this summer.
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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History | Working | Scoop.it
Organization as machine – this imagery from our industrial past continues to cast a long shadow over the way we think about management today. It isn’t the only deeply-held and rarely examined notion that affects how organizations are run.
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Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along

Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along | Working | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed how ambivalent line managers are about the Human Resources function?
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How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems

How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems | Working | Scoop.it
Though governments around the world have mounted massive campaigns to address poverty, expensive (and poor) healthcare, crime, and ineffective education, daunting challenges remain.
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