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Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog -- InformationWeek

Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog -- InformationWeek | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

Curation for Teachers [Infographic] | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Influence, Service and the 100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes

Influence, Service and the 100 Best Quotes on Leadership - Forbes | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it

"A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others. The contributor shares his top 100 leadership quotes of all time."

 

Excerpted (some of my own favorites taken from Kevin's list):

 

You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions  A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell  My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery  Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead  The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis  To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux   He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle

 

Deb:  It seems to be true, per another Scoop, that leadership, in a sense, doesn't really exist, from Peter Drucker's perspective.  It is about trust, respect, leader development opportunity, influence and community (relationship / networks / feedback.)   That's my perspective on the leadership-train-talk.

 

(Have a favorite quote that didn't make the list? Share it in the comments section below.)


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7 Steps To Calculate Your Social Media ROI [Infographic]

7 Steps To Calculate Your Social Media ROI [Infographic] | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Calculating your social media ROI is tricky. To help you figure it out, this infographic presents some of the most popular formulas to measure your success.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:44 PM

Couple of good suggestions for calculoating ROI.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
VideoAmy seeds the conversation about what's next for education with this playlist of videos on the future of teaching and learning.

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Trust the listener (witness) When Storytelling | Limor's Storytelling Agora

Trust the listener (witness) When Storytelling | Limor's Storytelling Agora | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Remember G said, I need to trust the listener, my skill, the story. In this lesson, I wanted G to look at his relationships with face-to-face partners in the

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 16, 2012 6:01 PM

My colleague Limor Shiponi in Isreal is writing blog posts as she coaches a client in story skills. Limor is a totally amazing storyteller who also works in business. This woman knows her stuff and is a deep thinker in the story world.


So it is really fabulous that she is sharing with us her client's process and her coaching input.


This post focuses on listening to the audience -- and the ability to create meaning in a story when your audience is diverse in their thinking, experiences, and backgrounds.


Limor and her client are working on telling the Rapunzel fairy tale. You will probably never tell this in your business -- yet the insights here about finding fresh meaning with a story we already know is priceless.


Then follow this link to the next installment about co-creation: http://www.limorshiponi.com/2012/12/co-creation-in-storytelling/


Thank you Limor for sharing. And yes, I agree -- the quote at the end is the best I a have also heard about storytelling!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The Essence of Appreciative Inquiry Workshops – 2013

The Essence of Appreciative Inquiry Workshops – 2013 | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Mark these dates in your diary, if you are interested in registering for one of our Essence of Appreciative Inquiry workshops in early 2013: Canberra Wed 3rd April – Thur 4th April Brisbane Wed 10th April – Thur 11th April Melbourne Thur 18th April...

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How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs

How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
You know it, I know it, and even if you're as cynical as I am about shiny marketing fads, you probably realize that our lives ultimately revolve around stor

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:36 PM

This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated a few days about about sequencing content.


The author here, Georgina Laidlaw, talks about creating long-term story arcs for your content.


Yes! Great idea! Basically, Laidlaw talks about how a story arc works, and then how to generate content along a story arc over a period of time. Think a long period of time.


She also gives plenty of examples and links to other articles. So there are lots of resources here to dig into.


Laidlaw also mentions how to leverage this kind of content with cross-promotion and spin-offs -- which is different from sequencing stories. Between the two articles I've curated there is lots of food for thought.


As we all get ready for 2013, planning your content around long-term story arcs, along with sequencing your stories will help drive engagement.

Margaret Doyle's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:45 PM

I've been telling my clients this for a long time, nicely explained here why the long story format works in digital media and why it's important to invest in it. 

Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 1:15 PM
I agree Margaret! Long form storytelling definitely has a place in the marketing/storytelling mix. My apologies for not responding sooner! I didn't receive a notice about your comment. Have a great day.
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Brands as Story Tellers: Powering Content Marketing Campaigns throu...

Presenters: Kevin Wilk, Divisional Vice President, MultiVu Maria Pergolino, Senior Director, Marketing, Marketo, Inc. Todd Wheatland, Vice President Marketing,

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:12 PM

Here is a very comprehensive SlideShare piece that points out several ways businesses can tell their story and stories via branding, visual storytelling, and creating content.


What I really like are the explainations for the 6 types of visual storytelling that really work, along with what kinds of business stories are trending these days. 


If you want to get smarter about creating and marketing content -- i.e. creating and sharing your business narrative and specific stories that comprise that narative -- then dig into this piece.


Lots of good data is shared here and it will really help put your stories into a focused marketing context that will help you build your business. It's perfect as we get ready for 2013.


And thank you Baiba Svenca for suggesting this article!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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How to Tell Your Brand's Story: Four Questions You Must Answer

How to Tell Your Brand's Story: Four Questions You Must Answer | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it

Whatever happened to Cinderella's shoe? Who knows? It didn't go viral. Put another way: Story generation and the way we develop content has changed, and you must change with it.

Once upon a time, every brand and entrepreneur had a story to tell. The story line largely followed the same format. As in an elementary school English assignment, storytellers would introduce readers to the big five: characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution. Every story ended the same, too: "And they all lived happily ever after as leaders in the industry."

But frequently, the heart of the story—the meat that would resonate with consumers—was lost in the telling. Awareness might have been the key goal, but relevance and engagement with the target audience were often elusive. We just didn't dive that deep. And we couldn't. We were telling the story through 30-second broadcast spots or—when PR was employed—through earned media with word count restraints and editorial gatekeepers....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 18, 2012 9:48 PM

Thoughtful look at storytelling in the social media age.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:38 PM

Storytelling for consumers.

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Using Story to Weave Emotionally Engaging Customer Experiences

Using Story to Weave Emotionally Engaging Customer Experiences | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Using the power of storytelling, organizations can create not only more seamless cross-departmental interactions, but create more emotionally engaging customer experiences.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:55 PM

Here is what I really like about this article:

It encourages enterprises to think about how customers interface with their organization, and to re-craft those interactions through the lense of storytelling. 


Why? To provide customers engaging experiences, who will then turn around and tell great stories about your organization -- building raving fans.


Fabulous! This is quite a unique perspective in corporate storytelling -- and a much needed one. Following the tenents suggested here may not be easy, but will be worth it in the long run.


This is a meaty article that will take a few more minutes to digest. If you are an influencer in a larger company or a consultant to one, then this article bears paying attention to.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Does Performance Support Always Have to Be a Post-Training Solution?

Does Performance Support Always Have to Be a Post-Training Solution? | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
We began to blend training with some on-line content. It was good stuff. It was sexy. It was Flash-based; top drawer content, and we wound up perpetuating performance impact shortfalls with much gr...

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Practical experience or managerial skill? Why both matter

Practical experience or managerial skill? Why both matter | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Should the boss of British Airways be expected to fly a plane? Dr Anna Keay explains how to balance experience with being a good manager and why it matters (Practical experience or managerial skill?
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Are you the learning architect or the learning builder?

Are you the learning architect or the learning builder? | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Fig.1. Building Construction W B McKay 1943 Are you the learning architect or the learning builder? It is flattering to the group from Learning & Development that they can be likened to archite...

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What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment

What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Not every story has the same capacity to connect with an audience on social media. Enter the land of Topical Buzzers, Curiosity Stimulators, and Feel-Good Smilers.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 14, 2012 5:27 PM

If part of your branding is connected to your local place, then are there additional kinds of stories you should be adding to your biz story mix?


Absoslutely! And here's the list based on an National Public Radio Facebook experiment. 


Now this may not be the most sophisticated research ever conducted, but frankly, we need all the help we can get generating ideas for stories for blogs, articles, presentations, and the like. So I'll take ideas where I can get them!


And before we go much further, let's ask this question: who wouldn't benefit from stories about your local geographic area into the mix???


My answer? no one. That means everyone could benefit from this post!


So can you add stories that explain more about your 'place'? How about 'curiosity stimulators' regarding your location? Or 'topical buzzers'?


There are 9 types of stories explained here in this article and I know you will get ideas from reading it.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:19 PM

Karen Dietz shares in excellent analysis and the NPR experiment is well worth reading.

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What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders

What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Coaching Leaders - (Great introduction to #AI (appreciative inquiry) http://t.co/q80qYA3Z #coaching #change)

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Pictures Rock - The Shift To VISUAL Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Pictures Rock - The Shift To VISUAL Social Media Marketing [Infographic] | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Tips for being more visual with your social media and how being more visual increases engagement.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 18, 2012 2:31 PM

Great infographic here chronicling the shift to more visual social media marketing. I would argue all marketing is shifting along these same lines. Who reads anymore?

 

I was a faithful WIRED Fast Company and Inc. reader. Not so much anymore. Then I was a faithful book reader. You name a marketing book and I wanted to read it. Not so much anymore. 

Now I read blogs, write for and on several and live online. Find a way to deliver food through this thing and may never leave (lol). The visuals are crushing the Textuals and that is wreaking havoc all over. 

 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:46 PM

Really good tips for visuals.

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Great Social Customer Service Race - How SMM Changes Service [study]

Great Social Customer Service Race - How SMM Changes Service [study] | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Social Media is a powerful customer service tool. This guest blog post from Ashley Verrill shares results from the Great Social Customer Service Race Study.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 18, 2012 12:46 PM

Great guest post on Atlantic BT's blog here by Ashley Verrill from Software Adice. Ashely shares results from their recent 4 week study asking a simple and complex quesiton:

Are brands and companies listening to social media?

The results may shock you. On the other hand the results of this great study point to a clear and present danger for some and opportunities for others.  

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:55 PM

This study is a must-read for customer service ideas using social media.

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Theory U -> Leading from the Emerging Future | Foreign State | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm.

Theory U -> Leading from the Emerging Future | Foreign State | Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Anne Caspari's insight: very nice graphic representation :-) (Theory U -> Leading from the Emerging Future | Foreign State | @scoopit http://t.co/xaMW4EEB)...

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Appreciative Inquiry and George Mason University's Strategic Vision ...

Appreciative Inquiry and George Mason University's Strategic Vision ... | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
This morning I was fortunate to be part of an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) event at George Mason University. If you're not familiar with AI, from Wiki: “Appreciative Inquiry is primarily an organizational development method which ...

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Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning Development

Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning Development | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
At the Ultimate List of Free Music for eLearning you will find 34 websites where you can use Free Music for your Online Courses. You can download hundred thousand music files for thousands artist and use it for Free.

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The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
Ask yourself: If you could interview like Walter Cronkite, would you get more value from your meetings? Would your mentors become more valuable? (Great insight moves your career, organization, or business forward.

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Anthrocapitalism: The New Way For Organizations To Find Meaning--A Role for Storytelling

Anthrocapitalism: The New Way For Organizations To Find Meaning--A Role for Storytelling | District Professional Learning | Scoop.it
It’s clear that many of us want more meaning in our work as well as from the products, services, and organizations with which we choose to interact.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 19, 2012 12:24 PM

Well here's a thoughtful piece as we wind up 2012 that gets me thinking about the role of storytelling in business.  


This article is all about the ongoing shifts occuring in business and I think story dynamics and narrative work are both shaping/influencing these shifts, as well as being a vehicle for finding meaning. I am not sure if the popularity of biz storytelling is the cause, the effect, or a combo of both -- but it is fascinating to think about.


What I love about this article by Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon is they coin a new word -- anthrocapitalism -- and talk about how this is more than just 'corporate social responsibility'. And they educate us about the origins of the word 'philanthropy' and its role in rethinking capitalism. They go on to talk about how our economy is shifting away from transaction to engagement and what this really means.


Great food for thought. They also give examples of companies who are embodying 'anthroeconomics', creating meaningful work, promoting a deeper purpose, and increasing their profits at the same time.


As the authors say at the end: "The shift towards anthrocapitalism represents a new role for leaders and a new role for organizations. It’s time to ask what you as a leader and inspirational role model can do to focus on both doing well and doing good, making the world a better place."


So what is the role of storytelling here and its meaning-making abilities? Is storytelling the impetus, the vehicle, or both? Or are there better questions to ask? What do you think? Hmmmmm....... 


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it