Writing about Life in the digital age
471 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Innovative Marketing and Crowdfunding
onto Writing about Life in the digital age
Scoop.it!

What Happens in an Internet Minute? #infographic

What Happens in an Internet Minute? #infographic | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Marty Koenig
rodrick rajive lal's insight:

This is absolutely staggering, the quantum of information surging and flowing through the internet is simply huge! Human being will have to adapt in order to be able to comprehend and catch up with even a third of this information!

more...
Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:31 AM

Wow ... 1 minute!

IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:26 AM

In time...the internet world!

aanve's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:56 AM

Website Designing Company in Delhi-India,SEO Services Company Delhi

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.

 

Step 1: To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.

Step 2: To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.

Step 3: To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.

1. Teach them to "turn toward."

Relationships are dynamic. They're made up of an uncountable number of small interactions. Julie and John Gottman, a husband and wife team of psychologists who are experts in this area, describe these interactions as "micro-behaviors" and "bids for attention."


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
There some important things we need to keep in mind while raising emotionally intelligent kids. These things include, helping them treat success without freaking out, making them see that it is not good to tell mean jokes, and helping them understand how appreciating others plays an important role in building trusting relationships. These pointers are as important to parents as they are to teachers!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 22, 9:41 PM

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 23, 6:52 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

How Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reinvented The Washington Post, the 140-year-old newspaper he bought for $250 million

How Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reinvented The Washington Post, the 140-year-old newspaper he bought for $250 million | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

A lot of people were surprised when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013.

At the time, The Post was a legacy media company facing years of decline, while Bezos had no prior experience in the newspaper business.

But in less than three years, Bezos has completely changed the outlook of the 140-year-old newspaper. Its readership has exploded, and its content has become more suitable for the digital world.

Here's a look back at how Bezos revitalized The Washington Post since taking over less than three years ago....


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
I guess print is still in, and a lot can be done to re-invent traditional media!
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 16, 1:35 PM

So maybe we shouldn't write off traditional/legacy media so quickly after all?

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Are You a Likely CEO?

Are You a Likely CEO? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

For the past 16 years, we've studied the background of incoming CEOs at the world's largest 2,500 public companies as part of the annual Strategy& CEO Success study. Take this quiz to assess your immediate chances, based on the data we've collected, of becoming a chief executive in your chosen industry.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
I guess most of us have gone through a wide variety of psychometric tests, Calliper, Mills  Briggs MBTI, et al, but then the ultimate test is on the field, nevertheless, I wouldn't mind going  the quiz, and I suggest you could too!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 15, 8:53 PM

Track your chances of becoming a chief executive at one of the world’s largest companies, based on a study of incoming leaders.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 16, 8:37 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Scooped by rodrick rajive lal
Scoop.it!

A simple guide to promote your content in 2016: part 4 of the content marketing lifecycle

A simple guide to promote your content in 2016: part 4 of the content marketing lifecycle | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Creating content is important, yet it's not enough to succeed on its own. Learn how to promote your content in phase 4 of the content marketing lifecycle.
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Content doesn't market itself, you need to market it! This is the fact about content marketing, and especially for those who are into writing, and blogging full time. The same might be said for those who have their own websites. Even good content becomes stale after sometime, therefore one needs to not only market content, but also re-invent it, or, for that effect re-package content so that it is relevant and viable!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of leadership, the lay beliefs about the qualities that individuals need to display to be considered leaders. Depending on the cultural context, your typical style and behavioral tendencies may be an asset or a weakness. In other words, good leadership is largely personality in the right place.

Research has shown that leaders’ decision making, communication style, and dark-side tendencies are influenced by the geographical region in which they operate. Below we review six major leadership types that illustrate some of these findings.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Core leadership skills will remain the same through a plethora of cultures, however culture specific skills will vary according to this article. Behavioural tendencies, and trends do have an impact!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 9, 6:52 PM

How decision making, communication, and dark-side tendencies vary.

muneer ben nour's curator insight, May 10, 9:34 AM

its looks like a bueatful drawing

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

How to Kill Dead Space and Achieve More in Business

How to Kill Dead Space and Achieve More in Business | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When you reduce Dead Space, you reduce the time it takes to accomplish your goals.


Via Daniel Watson
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Dead space is a silent but deadly killer of initiative and success in business and life. Umberto Eco the expert on semiotics referred to Dead Space when he used the word Interstices. The idea is to fill up the empty spaces in our lives by doing something constructive. Take for example the time it takes for your friend to ascend to your flat using the elevator while you wait for him at the top. That is an interstice that you can fill up by writing something. If we were to remove the empty space from the whole universe, then theortically at least, the whole universe can be compressed to the size of an orange!
more...
Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 27, 11:36 PM

 

We all know that work expands to fill the time available in which to complete it. The difference between the actual time physically taken to complete a task, and the lapsed time between beginning and completing the task, is what is known as dead space. If you can kill the dead space, you will achieve far more in your business life, and this article highlights three steps to take to become personally more productive.

Appolon Noel's comment, April 30, 1:53 PM
this is dead on .
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

How Media Consumption Habits Are Changing

How Media Consumption Habits Are Changing | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Millennials age 14-25 now spend more time streaming online video content than watching live television, according to a recent report from Deloitte. The report was based on data conducted in November 2015 of 2,205 consumers in the United States.


The researchers examined the media consumption habits of four generations: Millennials (born between 1983 and 2001); Generation X (1966-1982); Baby Boomers (1947-1965), and Matures (prior to 1947). More than half of all US consumers, and three-quarters of Millennials, watch movies and TV shows via streaming on at least a monthly basis, the researchers found.


Other key insights from the report: 


- 70% Americans binge-watch television content, viewing an average of five episodes at a time.


- 90% of US consumers say they multitask while watching TV.


- Nearly three quarters of Millennials age 19-32 say they are more influenced in their buying decisions by social media recommendations than TV ads.


- Social media sites have surpassed television as the most popular source of news for Millennials....


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Media consumption habits are changing and fewer people watch TV these days. As a corallary to this, it is becoming clear that social media is gaining popularity over TV. Consumers are more likely to be influenced by advertisements they come across on online socia media than advertisements that appear on TV. Social media sites are overtaking TV as a source of information, and entertainment.
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 16, 1:05 AM

Millennials love streaming online video rather than watching live TV says Deloitte.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.

 

But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does expressing negativity tend not to make us feel better, it's also catching, making listeners feel worse. "People don't break wind in elevators more than they have to. Venting anger is...similar to emotional farting in a closed area. It sounds like a good idea, but it's dead wrong," psychologist Jeffrey Lohr, who has studied venting, memorably explained.

 

OK, so complaining is bad for your mood and the mood of your friends and colleagues, but that's not all that's wrong with frequent negativity. Apparently, it's also bad for your brain and your health. Yes, really.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Complaining according to many is infectuous and therefore something to be frowned upon. For administrators and those in Managerial positions, emlpoyees who complain are a liabilty because they poison the minds of others. We have all heard about the Pygmallion effect and know that the story that we project is the story that will go around.
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 14, 6:23 PM

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.

Scooped by rodrick rajive lal
Scoop.it!

How the Company Behind Common Core Plans to Conquer the World With For-Profit Schools

How the Company Behind Common Core Plans to Conquer the World With For-Profit Schools | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Pearson, the company behind Common Core and the US testing-industrial complex, plans to conquer the entire world with its new model for education.
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
We are talking about low cost privates schools that are less expensive to run, and can do with fewer manpower resources. I wonder if this model might not work under the public private partnership model being mooted in India today. Most Government schools are lagging in terms of manpower resources, and infrasturcture, so, this low cost model might work well in India too, at least under the public-private partnership model. The use of technology, (Information technology resources) could help cover up deficiencies in terms of limited manpower resources and physical infrastructure without compromising on the quality of education!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Scoop.it!

Emotional Advertising: How Brands Use Feelings to Get People to Buy

Emotional Advertising: How Brands Use Feelings to Get People to Buy | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Learn how brands use the four core human emotions in advertising to influence buying behavior.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
We have all heard of Propaganda Techniques, advertising is all about touching emotions in a big way! Brands use feelings and emotions to get people to buy products even when they don't need them! Brand loyalty depends to a great deal on emotive attachments. Baby products for one thing exploit maternal feelings to a great deal, whether it is diapers, or clothes!
more...
Nicole Copeland's curator insight, April 15, 10:25 AM
Isn't it the same for learning? Don't we "buy in" when we feel that emotional or personal connection to the information? We may want to take a lesson from the best marketers who somehow know exactly how to get us to buy what they are selling.
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

The seven biggest sins of your working day

The seven biggest sins of your working day | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

They said computers would make us all a lot more productive, and free up our personal lives.

Is it just me, or was that all a big, fat porkie?

 

The technology that was supposed to bring us this gift of freedom has entrapped us, eroding valuable time, energy and attention. Don't get me wrong, I love new technology. But let's take a reality check and go back to using it to help us do our jobs, not to dictate and distract every waking moment.

Here are seven key productivity traps to be mindful of:

 

Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Andrew has hit the nail bang on! Technology and its attendant effects have indeed reduced our efficiency in a big way. Instead of making us more relaxed, technology has transformed us into obsessed individuals with an obsessive-compulsive need to check e-mails every now and then. Then comes that nifty little gadget, the smart phone-well organisations now promote the use of whats app as a means to connect to employees 24X7! Then we come to social networking sites, well, one has to open up facebook every now and then to check updates. Organisations have started encouraging the use of Facebook to promote themselves. The seven deadly sins according to Andrew include all of these, e-mails, social networking sites, poor body posture, (what with those fancy chairs that are harsh on the spine) lack of physical exercise, and so on.
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 7, 7:09 PM

The technology that was supposed to bring freedom instead entraps us.

hamidreza's curator insight, April 9, 11:21 AM
moldsduct's comment, April 11, 1:22 AM
Great
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Most time-strapped executives know they should plan ahead and prioritize, focus on the important as much as the urgent, invest in their health (including getting enough sleep), make time for family and relationships, and limit (even if they don’t entirely avoid) mindless escapism. But doing this is easier said than done, as we all know—and as I, too, have learned during years of trying unsuccessfully to boost my effectiveness.

In my case, I stumbled upon an ancient meditation technique that, to my surprise, improved my mind’s ability to better resist the typical temptations that get in the way of developing productive and healthy habits. Much in the same way that intense, focused physical activity serves to energize and revitalize the body during the rest of the day, meditation is for me—and for the many other people who use it—like a mental aerobic exercise that declutters and detoxifies the mind to enhance its metabolic activity.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Manish has writtern a wonderful article that suggests how one can be a better leader. While the adage, observe more react less is true, the means of doing this would require not reacting immediately, or even postponing decision making for another day. Meditating, relaxing by taking a break, and I guess 'sleepiong over the problem could be a great help.  It has been noticed that knee-jerk reactions to e-mails and other correspondences might cause more harm than good!
more...
Satılık araba http://www.neistersen.com.tr/'s comment, April 5, 7:05 AM
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/ satılık araba, satılık araç, satılık oto, satılık otomobil, satılık araba ankara, satılık araç ankara, satılık oto ankara, satılık arabalar, satılık araçlar, satılık otolar, sahibinden satılık araba, sahibinden satılık araç, sahibinden satılık oto, acil satılık araba, acil satılık araç, acil satılık oto, satılık araba ilanları, satılık araç ilanları, satılık oto ilanları, satılık araba siteleri, satılık araç siteleri, satılık oto siteleri, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık oto, araba, araç, oto, otomobil, arabalar, araçlar, otolar, otomobiller, ankarada satılık araba, ankarada satılık araç, ankarada satılık otolar
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/
Ines Bieler's curator insight, April 5, 8:42 AM

Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2:35 AM
Manish states very clearrly that it is not a good idea to react immediately to e-mails and make immediate decisions. Sometimes it is better to 'sleep over' over the problem! Taking a vacations before making a decision might help too!
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

How to Effortlessly Write Captivating Headlines

How to Effortlessly Write Captivating Headlines | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Do you know what the average attention span of a reader is today? It’s 8.2 seconds. You read that right. The average attention span of someone visiting your page is less than it takes you to drink a glass of water. You have less than 10 seconds to convince your readers that your content is more than good; you have to convince them that it’s remarkable.

Luckily, you can make your headlines way better if you pay attention to a couple of simple rules....


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:

Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth. Great article that differentiates between headlines and titles. Apparently what drives SEO is not just key-words, but also better headlines that direct readers to specific articles. Amazed to know that the attention span of adults has come done to 8.2 seconds! A good headline would have to grab the attention of the reader in less time than it takes you to dring a glass of water!

more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, April 3, 3:29 PM

"Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth."

 

As long as they don't dip TOO HARD into Clickbait!

Angela Watkins's curator insight, April 3, 10:40 PM

Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth.

Meg Basilio's curator insight, April 4, 7:31 AM

Better headlines get better readership – a simple blogging truth.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business in a Social Media World
Scoop.it!

SEO Handbook: 17 Essential SEO Tips Your Blog MUST Follow - SumoMe

SEO Handbook: 17 Essential SEO Tips Your Blog MUST Follow - SumoMe | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
New to SEO? Here’s all the tips you need to know to optimize your content before, after, and when you blog.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
An important guide that helps you promote your content and boost viewership. This is a must read for those who are into blogging and websites!
more...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, May 19, 11:35 AM

What a great article on SEO for blogging! I know all the tips but they are explained in plain English. So, the information is easy to read and absorb.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 19, 4:21 PM

Practical tips for better SEO results.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Improvement
Scoop.it!

 32 Actionable and Proven Copywriting Secrets

 32 Actionable and Proven Copywriting Secrets | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a professional to write powerful and strong copy. You just need to know your audience and add a few stylistic firecrackers.

Via Daniel Watson
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
These are important tips for drafting sellable content. Some of the helpful tips include writing epic content, allowign the readers to get an idea in 15 seconds, using a font that is readable, and so on. Content providers will learn a lot from this writeup!
more...
Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 15, 10:23 PM

 

Copy-writing is a skill not all business owners possess, and poor copy on a website or in an email newsletter, can have a dramatic effect on audience response rates. If the objective of your website or newsletters, is to encourage viewers or readers to take some form of immediate action, then your copy needs to be compelling. Copy-writing skills can be developed by most business owners, and the secrets to successful copy-writing as outlined in this article, should be of tremendous assistance to any business owner looking to improve their response rates.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men And Women And Why It Matters In Business - Forbes

How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men And Women And Why It Matters In Business - Forbes | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in her professional success and impact, but also reflects a wide range of influences that we’re typically unaware of, including core values, internal preferences, societal influences, social abilities, cultural training, neurobiology, comfort with authority and power, and much more.

To learn more about decision-making in general, and key differences between the way men and women make decisions in particular, I asked Dr. Therese Huston to share her insights. Therese was the founding director of what is now the Center for Faculty Development at Seattle University and has spent the past fifteen years helping smart people make better decisions. She has written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her first book, Teaching What You Don't Know, was published by Harvard University Press. Her current book How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices “pries open” stereotypes about women’s decision-making and serves as an authoritative guide to help women navigate the workplace and their everyday life with greater success and impact.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Women make for good leaders, and it is high time we accepted this as an emerging reality. In the education sector, especially school education, women are more successful as principals and managers. The reason is perhaps that they are less likey to make wrong decisions under duress.
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 12, 7:16 PM

A common perception is that when women are stressed, they become emotional and fall apart , but when men are stressed, they remain calm and clear-headed. Dr. Therese Huston sets us straight.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, May 15, 4:11 PM
Decision-making is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about decision-making can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
S3 Inc's curator insight, May 26, 1:53 PM

S3 Inc is a women owned technical services company. Learn about the differences between men and women in decision-making and its importance in business in this article from Forbes.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

The four building blocks of change | McKinsey & Company

The four building blocks of change | McKinsey & Company | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Large-scale organizational change has always been difficult, and there’s no shortage of research showing that a majority of transformations continue to fail. Today’s dynamic environment adds an extra level of urgency and complexity. Companies must increasingly react to sudden shifts in the marketplace, to other external shocks, and to the imperatives of new business models. The stakes are higher than ever.

So what’s to be done? In both research and practice, we find that transformations stand the best chance of success when they focus on four key actions to change mind-sets and behavior: fostering understanding and conviction, reinforcing changes through formal mechanisms, developing talent and skills, and role modeling. Collectively labeled the “influence model,” these ideas were introduced more than a dozen years ago in a McKinsey Quarterly article, “The psychology of change management.” They were based on academic research and practical experience—what we saw worked and what didn’t.

Digital technologies and the changing nature of the workforce have created new opportunities and challenges for the influence model (for more on the relationship between those trends and the model, see this article’s companion, “Winning hearts and minds in the 21st century”). But it still works overall, a decade and a half later (exhibit). In a recent McKinsey Global Survey, we examined successful transformations and found that they were nearly eight times more likely to use all four actions as opposed to just one.1 Building both on classic and new academic research, the present article supplies a primer on the model and its four building blocks: what they are, how they work, and why they matter.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
I like this article for being straightforward and to the point. A majority of transformations continue to fail, and fixed patterns might not help enough!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 5, 7:37 PM

Four key actions influence employee mind-sets and behavior. Here’s why they matter.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

5 Creativity Tips From Prince's Stellar Career

5 Creativity Tips From Prince's Stellar Career | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Tributes to the work of Prince continue to appear, more than a week after the legendary songwriter and performer passed away at age 57.

A recent story showcased Prince's strengths in the realms of creativity and talent development--and revealed how his passion for music was the key to his prolific career. Here are five highlights: 

1. Prince had a work ethic born of passion. Even after he was a famous and rich superstar, Prince's work ethic never waned. "He'd come to rehearsal, work us, go work his band, then he'd go to his studio all night and record," is what James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Prince's high school classmate and producer, tells EW. "Then the next night he'd come to rehearsal with a tape in his hand and he'd say, 'This is what I did last night.' And it'd be something like '1999,' and you're just like, 'Who does this?'"

2. Prince was a molder of young talent--a superboss. His proteges included Scottish singer Sheena Easton, dancer Carmen Electra, and his former drummer, Sheila E. "He loved working with women and helping them and encouraging them and saying, 'Hey, I think this would be a good song for you,'" Sheila E. tells EW. Like Miles Davis and other "superboss" artists, Prince prided himself on being the foundation of a talent tree, and watching his branches find their own paths. 


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
There there is so much to learn from Prince's stellar career, such as having a sound work ethic born of passion, moulding young minds,and the use of technology thrown in!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 2, 12:40 AM

Prince was a superboss--and a passionate developer of others' talents.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates]

Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates] | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

In order to arrange your design, you need a place to start. Backgrounds are the foundation of your graphics — it helps pave the path to forming a successful composition.


Textures and colors help create depth and contrast, allowing your graphics to stand out and get noticed. Well composed images can help create space for you to overlay text, while visually communicating your message at the same time.


Using a background can help give your designs more context and provide a visual element to help support your content.


Bonus: We’ve designed most of the images in this article as templates for you to personalize! To use them for your own stuff, just click them and they’ll be ready to edit in your Canva account (No Canva? It’s free!). 


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
The post contains some interesting design tips on working with backgrounds with some ready-to-use templates thrown in!
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 21, 12:07 PM

Blogging or designing visuals? Learn these background design tips to make your message pop.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

5 Ways To Experience Flow And Get Crazy Productive - Forbes

5 Ways To Experience Flow And Get Crazy Productive - Forbes | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your productivity.

 

When you succumb to the flurry of thoughts running through your head, your mind becomes disorganized, and the more you ruminate on intrusive thoughts, the more power you give them.

Most of our thoughts are just that—thoughts, not facts. When you find yourself believing the negative, distracting, and pessimistic things your inner voice says, it’s very hard to slow down the momentum of your thoughts.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
One has an average of 70,000 thoughts in a day, and to handle all of them is a challenge indeed! In the context of the busy and hectic lives we lead, it is important to be in the flow, as being overwhelmed by thoughts and issues can add up to stress. While it is difficult to slow down time one can atleast try to organise the flow of thoughts. This is an interesting write-up that will help you organise yourself in these hectic and busy times. Organising thoughts in a to-do diary will help a great deal!
more...
Helen Teague's curator insight, April 20, 1:35 PM
Share your insight
Adele Taylor's curator insight, April 20, 8:54 PM
Gives a new meaning to staying focused...
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, April 21, 7:09 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Why Criticism Is So Tough To Swallow (And How To Make It Go Down Easier)

Why Criticism Is So Tough To Swallow (And How To Make It Go Down Easier) | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
What Your Brain Does When You're Criticised

 

At any given time, brains are subconsciously scanning the world around us for dangers to defend against—ready to launch a fight, flight, or freeze response that will protect us from predators or poisons. But the brain doesn’t just guard us against physical threats. Research has found that it also goes on the defensive in response to things that threaten to undermine our social standing and safety, including interactions that make us feel even mildly rejected or incompetent. Since even being glanced at askance by a stranger can be enough to trigger our defenses, you can bet that receiving critical feedback is pretty likely to spark a fight, flight, or freeze response.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Criticism is so tough to swallow, apparently because our brains perceive criticism as a danger and so it gets into defensive mode! A few of the senior at the place where I work tell others to learn to accept vulnerability without being defensive. Most of the workshops conducted for employees revolve around making them feel comfortable with vulnerabilty. This, I guess is the first step towards accepting criticism without feeling threatened. Being comfortable with vulnerability depends, also to a great extent on developing  a secure environment.
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 17, 8:39 PM

We're used to giving "praise sandwiches" a criticism wedged in between two generic complimentsthat give our brains indigestion.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, April 18, 5:49 PM
Definitely worth a read, if you ever have to provide feedback!
resortsindelhi's comment, April 22, 6:34 AM
<a href="http://raftingcamps.in/jungle-camps.php">Jungle Camps in Rishikesh</a>
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?


What the Experts Say


In our information-saturated age, business leaders “won’t be heard unless they’re telling stories,” says Nick Morgan, author of Power Cues and president and founder of Public Words, a communications consulting firm. “Facts and figures and all the rational things that we think are important in the business world actually don’t stick in our minds at all,” he says.


But stories create “sticky” memories by attaching emotions to things that happen. That means leaders who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others. And fortunately, everyone has the ability to become a better storyteller.


“We are programmed through our evolutionary biology to be both consumers and creators of story,” says Jonah Sachs, CEO of Free Range Studios and author of Winning the Story Wars. “It certainly can be taught and learned.” Here’s how to use storytelling to your benefit....


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
The subheading states it so succintly -  you can't fix culture, a culture that gives much importance to the story-telling culture! This Harvard Business Review article suggests what is obvious. Tell the story and the rest will follow. Nothing beats the compelling power of a story told really well. The most popular story is the story of success! If you are a successful entrepreneur, then tell them the story of your success and the "rest will surely follow"! Stories also promote loyalty among employees, thus to gain a following, to persuade people to follow your ideology, you need to tell them a compelling story! The art of persuasion deals greatly in your skills in story-telling!
more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 9, 3:00 AM

Storytelling is a skill every leader needs to master.

Arpita Seth's curator insight, April 11, 11:57 PM
hotels in lucknow http://www.hotelmyriad.in/
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Stop Wasting Your Employees’ Time

Stop Wasting Your Employees’ Time | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Not so long ago, the idea that an employee could connect anytime, anywhere, was seen as a revolution in work–life balance. You could get home in time for dinner or go on vacation even when a project was at a critical point. Your smartphone could turn wherever you were into your mobile office.

But now many believe this unlimited connectivity has gone too far. Studies have concluded that late-night smartphone use has an adverse effect on employee productivity and engagement. A growing number of companies, such as Volkswagen and Atos, have enacted email policies intended to mandate unplugging. An agreement in April 2014 between French employers and unions created an “obligation to disconnect” for contract workers to ensure that they don’t burn out, and Germany is currently considering legislation that would ban communication from employers to their workers after hours.


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
The idea of being connected to the organisation 24X7 via whats app, or e-mail often results in a sense of being monitored by big brother. The idea of connecting to employees all the time has begun to rankle many. Jennifer has rightly pointed out that 'what appeared to be a revolution in work-life balance has gone too far'! Research has shown that late night smartphone use has an adverse impact on 'employee productivity and engagement! Some of the well know organisations like Volkswagen have even enacted mandates for unplugging. Isn't it high time so called efficient organisations desisted from pestering employees with late night messages, and even messages on holidays? French employers and unions have even created an 'obligation to disconnect' for contract workers, isn't it high time others did the same too? The stress resulting from excess connectivity and the anxiety factor that leads to reduced employee productivity is simply not worth it! I have known of organisations that make it mandatory for their employees to switch their data service on so that they can receive whats app messages the moment they step into the organisation, others make it mandatory for their employees to keep their whats app on at all times. Similarly the shift from the good old written circular to the e-mail soft copy form has made it convenient to deny receiving a mail, or for that effect easier to blame the employee of negligence in checking a mail that was sent earlier. What makes it worse is that it is easier to miss an e-mail that forms part of a hundred mails than a hard copy of the same communication for which you have signed an acknowledgement!
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 7, 7:00 PM

Smartphones are not the problem—it’s bad management that people resent.

Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Writing about Life in the digital age
Scoop.it!

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less | McKinsey & Company | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Most time-strapped executives know they should plan ahead and prioritize, focus on the important as much as the urgent, invest in their health (including getting enough sleep), make time for family and relationships, and limit (even if they don’t entirely avoid) mindless escapism. But doing this is easier said than done, as we all know—and as I, too, have learned during years of trying unsuccessfully to boost my effectiveness.

In my case, I stumbled upon an ancient meditation technique that, to my surprise, improved my mind’s ability to better resist the typical temptations that get in the way of developing productive and healthy habits. Much in the same way that intense, focused physical activity serves to energize and revitalize the body during the rest of the day, meditation is for me—and for the many other people who use it—like a mental aerobic exercise that declutters and detoxifies the mind to enhance its metabolic activity.


Via The Learning Factor, rodrick rajive lal
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
Manish states very clearrly that it is not a good idea to react immediately to e-mails and make immediate decisions. Sometimes it is better to 'sleep over' over the problem! Taking a vacations before making a decision might help too!
more...
Satılık araba http://www.neistersen.com.tr/'s comment, April 5, 7:05 AM
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/ satılık araba, satılık araç, satılık oto, satılık otomobil, satılık araba ankara, satılık araç ankara, satılık oto ankara, satılık arabalar, satılık araçlar, satılık otolar, sahibinden satılık araba, sahibinden satılık araç, sahibinden satılık oto, acil satılık araba, acil satılık araç, acil satılık oto, satılık araba ilanları, satılık araç ilanları, satılık oto ilanları, satılık araba siteleri, satılık araç siteleri, satılık oto siteleri, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık araba, ucuz satılık oto, araba, araç, oto, otomobil, arabalar, araçlar, otolar, otomobiller, ankarada satılık araba, ankarada satılık araç, ankarada satılık otolar
http://www.neistersen.com.tr/
Ines Bieler's curator insight, April 5, 8:42 AM

Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 7, 2:28 AM
Manish has writtern a wonderful article that suggests how one can be a better leader. While the adage, observe more react less is true, the means of doing this would require not reacting immediately, or even postponing decision making for another day. Meditating, relaxing by taking a break, and I guess 'sleepiong over the problem could be a great help.  It has been noticed that knee-jerk reactions to e-mails and other correspondences might cause more harm than good!
Rescooped by rodrick rajive lal from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

“Super Verbs” Add Power & Persuasion to Your Copy - Marketing Words Blog

“Super Verbs” Add Power & Persuasion to Your Copy - Marketing Words Blog | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Run or hustle? Eat or devour? Move or scurry? You can boost the power of your copy by amping up the quality of verbs you use.


Verbs show action, and the way you describe that motion can have a dramatic bearing on your readers. Why would you want to fill your copy with complacent words when you can conjure emotions and visual imagery in the hearts and minds of your readers?


Sure, “run” and “hustle” both indicate that someone is moving fast. But “run” is a dull, ordinary verb while “hustle” evokes definite images in your reader’s mind.Hadn’t really thought about it? You should!


You can choose commonplace verbs like “talk,” “make,” and “like,” or you can electrify your copy instead with verbs including “chatter,” “discover,” and “adore.”


Look at these examples to see what I mean....


Via Jeff Domansky
rodrick rajive lal's insight:

Want to add power & persuasion to your copy? Move beyond ordinary verbs to Super Verbs! Super verbs arepersuasive and more effective than their more passive brothers and sisters according to this article. You can see the difference between run and hustle, or even tell or inform.

more...
David Stapleton's curator insight, March 30, 4:20 PM

Want to add power & persuasion to your copy? Move beyond ordinary verbs to Super Verbs!

vicky stone's curator insight, April 1, 1:31 AM

Want to add power & persuasion to your copy? Move beyond ordinary verbs to Super Verbs!

Mike Allen's curator insight, April 2, 9:01 AM

Want to add power & persuasion to your copy? Move beyond ordinary verbs to Super Verbs!