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How leadership and learning are changing and what it means to lead in the age of the connected employee and customer
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How to Actually Practice Multi-Tasking

How to Actually Practice Multi-Tasking | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Multi-tasking can be done effectively if it involves simple tasks that operate on completely different channels in our brain. For example, listening to the news while folding laundry.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, March 27, 2013 10:38 PM

"Task-layering" appears to be a kind of multi-tasking that works -- as opposed to the kind that degrades performance on each of the tasks we try to accomplish simultaneously.

Peter Skillen's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:52 AM

What I find interesting is the work Benjamin Bergen describes in Louder Than Words. http://www.louderthanwordsbook.com/ People often ask can we multitask as if there is a 'yes' or 'no' answer. Clearly, situations matter. Bergen points to research that suggests if we visualize or imagine certain activities - like hitting a baseball - the same regions of the brain are activated and engaged as if we were actually hitting that baseball. So even though we might expect the visual region to light up because we are 'seeing' something in our mind's eye, it is actually a motor region that is engaged. This, therefore, impacts our multitasking abilities for another 'motor' task. --> I love the rich texture of these ideas.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:25 AM

Hmmmm. 

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You’re Not a Real Leader Until You Can Admit to Screwing Up

You’re Not a Real Leader Until You Can Admit to Screwing Up | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, said he and other managers didn’t do enough to challenge Facebook when he led the company. “I screwed up,” Schmidt said.

 

There is nothing more exciting for me to see someone fess up to making a mistake. For a leader to do that, it is just awesome.


Via Richard Andrews
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Just saw General Petraeus speech where he opened and close iwth a heartfelt apology for his personal "failure". My most powerful learning experiences have been when I "screwed up", admitted it and learned from it. Our new mantra is Fail fast and fail forward when innovating.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:27 PM

Leaders should embrace mistakes, not only for themselves but for their team as well. If you as the leader will admit you’re wrong, and then walk your team through a process of what you learned and what you would do differently, you will have raised your entire team to a new level.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


Kudos's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:28 AM

Yep :) There seems to be a theme in teh recent artcles. No Managemnet required, No fear. Hire good people. Have passion and focus. Sounds like how all good companies are created. Kudos to the entrepuenuers out there.

David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:24 AM

Nobody learned to ride a bike without screwing up first - why should leadership be any different?

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Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training

Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
If you think you are done learning, you will fail. Check that: You have failed.

Via Rebekah Brown, CPA
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“We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me. My training is never complete.” - Navy SEAL Creed


It's no different in business. Leaders usually know that their people need training and development. The smartest leaders understand that the same applies to them--and that the need is ongoing.


Great reminder of the role of leadership in today's rapidly changing and complex world!

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Rebekah Brown, CPA's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:51 AM

"Leaders usually know that their people need training and development. The smartest leaders understand that the same applies to them--and that the need is ongoing."

 

Five responsibilities that ensure leaders can never stop training

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This Is The Biggest Reason Talented Young Employees Quit Their Jobs

This Is The Biggest Reason Talented Young Employees Quit Their Jobs | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Hint: it's not about the money.

Via Rebekah Brown, CPA
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Are you using your learning strategy as a retention tool? If not read this...

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Rebekah Brown, CPA's curator insight, March 12, 2013 11:13 AM

Exit interview research showing that organizations should differentiate themselves competitively around learning, especially from talent development, recruitment and retention perspectives.

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Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead | Video on TED.com

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose and trust among people of many ages and skill sets? 


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Had the opportunity to have dinner with Stanley and see him speak last spring at a Stevenson University speaker's series hosted by Dr. Kevin Manning. He was amazing and carried a great message of listening to your junior officers http://www.macpa.org/blog/1571/listen-to-your-junior-officers

 

Juts got his book and it is a fascinating read and chick full of real leadership advice, I highly recommend it!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:08 PM

Fantastic, inspirational video.  From the video:

 

"Its not always fair... you can get knocked down, and it hurts. 

 

But if you are a leader, the people that you count on, will help you up. 

 

If you are a leader, the people that count on you, need you on your feet."

 

Awesome!

David Hain's curator insight, March 1, 2013 6:28 AM

Great stuff!

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4 Challenges Every Leader Faces

4 Challenges Every Leader Faces | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Regardless of the leadership role we play, there are common challenges every leader faces as we seek to build an organization or guide a team. With challenges comes tensions, remedies, and goals. A...

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Don Dea's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:17 AM
The Learning Challenge

Learning is optimized when truth meets life. The world is full of theorists and visionary dreamers. Their ideas are creative and often stimulating.

But we cannot determine the viability of an idea until it is tested in the crucible of reality.

Therefore, learning requires a gathering of facts and ideas, and the simultaneous action of putting such ideas to the test. I find that gathering information and shaping a hypothesis or strategy are both essential to learning.

  • Too much fact gathering can result in paralysis from analysis
  • Moving too quickly without thoughtful reflection and information affirms the old adage “haste makes waste.”

Usually a new idea needs about 30-60 days to percolate and investigate – then it is time to start shaping some initial experiments, pilot programs or beta tests. Then you can do some trial and error, assess and see if you need to gather more information and what kind of data you need.

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Social Media Has Changed What It Means To Be A Leader

Social Media Has Changed What It Means To Be A Leader | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
They have to be a producers, distributors, advisers, and analysts. ;
Tom Hood's insight:

I hear this quite frequently, "They fear making a mistake, the lack of control, and being overwhelmed by information." Leadership in the age of the connected employee (I prefer team member), connected customer (or member in our case), and conncteded everything, I think leaders today can't afford to not be social leaders. 


See my blog post 


and one form a colleague http://blog.avectra.com/social-ceos-tom-hood-of-maryland-association-of-cpas/


Use Social Media - Don't let it use you

http://blog.aicpa.org/2013/01/use-social-media-dont-let-it-use-you.html


Social Media for CEOs

http://www.slideshare.net/thoodcpa/social-media-for-ceos-10870120


Keeping up with change through Social Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2IES2VCbtI


Why are CEOs afraid of going social

http://www.socialfish.org/2012/07/why-are-ceos-afraid-of-going-social.html


Why I blog as a CEO and you should too.

http://www.macpa.org/blog/1772/why-i-blog-as-a-ceo-and-you-should-too


WHy a tweeting CEO is "mission-critical" for any organization

http://socialmediainfluence.com/2012/03/28/why-a-tweeting-ceo-is-mission-critical-for-any-organization/


How to Leverage Social Networking - Journal of Accountany

http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2009/Aug/20091768.htm


Social Media Tips from Tom Hood (interview with JofA)

http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Multimedia/TomHood.htm


Social Media and Learning (interview with JofA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ursFUKWPeIs


Social Media for Accounting Students

http://www.slideshare.net/thoodcpa/social-media-for-accounting-student-edition


http://www.macpa.org/blog/1561/social-media-for-accounting-students


How to jumpstart your Social Media Strategy

http://www.macpa.org/blog/1991/cpas-how-to-jumpstart-your-social-media-strategy


Can Social Media Help you Learn?

http://cpasuccess.typepad.com/business_learning/2010/11/can-social-media-help-you-learn.html

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Strategic Inflection Points, Einstein & Learning in the CPA Profession

The latest trends facing the CPA Profession and training, development & learning for CPAs and finance teams. The Business Learning Institute presents a competen
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Reflections on the AICPA’s Leadership Academy - AICPA Insights

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the AICPA’s Leadership Academy—as a member of its third class—in Durham, NC. I was among 33 participants under the age of 36.
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Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development

Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application.
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Drucker’s Knowledge Worker in the Age of Social Media: Announcing Enhanced LinkedIn Integration Scoop.it

Drucker’s Knowledge Worker in the Age of Social Media: Announcing Enhanced LinkedIn Integration Scoop.it | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
..Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers.
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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload

The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
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Content curation improves critical thinking skills and attunement as it requires the curator to collect and synthesize information. 

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Business Learning Blog: How to Deal with the Top 5 Learning Trends

Business Learning Blog: How to Deal with the Top 5 Learning Trends | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
The Top 5 Learning Trends identified in a global learning & talent management survey by Masie in May, 2012: 1. Leadership Development 2. On the job Training/Learning 3. eLearning Trends 4. Social & Collaborative Learning 5.
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The New Rules of Leadership - Forbes

The New Rules of Leadership - Forbes | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes.

Via Richard Andrews
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Lean into the opportunities and learn - keep your L>C. I love the curator's insights about this article, "Treat your people well and lean into the opportunities (aka change). Learn baby learn. The world is moving pretty fast out there."

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Kudos's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:34 AM

Treat your people well and lean into the opportunities (aka change). Learn baby learn. The world is moving pretty fast out there.

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5 Lessons in Learning and Leadership - Forbes

5 Lessons in Learning and Leadership - Forbes | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Here in the Boston, Cambridge we are lucky, there’s a college around every corner. Harvard, M.I.T., Wellesley, Boston University, the list goes on and on.

Via John Michel
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Very re-affirming of our L>C - your rate of learning needs to be greater than the rate of change and yes, even leaders... "So whether you’re a leader, manager, employee or freelancer, it’s time to start actively learning to maintain career momentum." And "Stay focused on two things: first, what will help you bolster your strengths, up your performance, and grow as a leader; and second, what excites you." See our video theBounce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0l4NXk_F2o

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John Michel's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:21 PM

You can pave the road you travel with doubt and despair or hope and happiness. It’s your choice.  Either way, you will eventually arrive at the same destination.  The only question is:  Do you want to arrive there with a frown or a smile?


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Very re-affirming of our L>C - your rate of learning needs to be greater than the rate of change and yes, even leaders... "So whether you’re a leader, manager, employee or freelancer, it’s time to start actively learning to maintain career momentum." And "Stay focused on two things: first, what will help you bolster your strengths, up your performance, and grow as a leader; and second, what excites you." See our video theBounce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0l4NXk_F2o
Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 27, 2013 1:49 AM

Here in the Boston, Cambridge we are lucky, there’s a college around every corner. Harvard, M.I.T., Wellesley, Boston University, the list goes on and on.

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14 Questions Leaders Need To Answer - Leadership, Sales & Life

14 Questions Leaders Need To Answer - Leadership, Sales & Life | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Leadership, questions, leadership problems, culture, vision, hiring, let it go, leadership development, success or significance, vision, programs, humility, hungry, growth, development, personal brand, social media...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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I have a firm belief that leadership is really aboput asking powerful questions and these are some great thought-provoking questions every leader should think about...

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Storytelling for Presentations

Alex Rister: "Storytelling for Presentations" was a short lesson I developed for my online Professional Communication and Presentation course. How do you teach storytelling


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Great resource fro CPAs who want/need storytelling to make their numbers have more meaning and more impact on the decision-makers they report to. Communication is among the Top 5 Skills for CPAs http://cpa.tc/topskills along with our Purpose of "making sense of a changing and complex world".

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:17 AM

add your insight...

 
LucaVanin's curator insight, May 17, 2013 2:42 AM

Trasformar euna presentazione in una storia da raccontare: lo sforzo più complesso!

Nathan Schultz's curator insight, November 25, 2015 4:22 PM

This presentations clearly explains what makes a good story - you need to devise conflict, develop characters and add efficient details.  I enjoy this presentation because it explains the details of storywriting with a variety of interesting visuals, which makes it more entertaining to read.

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How to increase creativity, curiosity, and learning: An exercise - blog - TalentGrow :: developing leaders & teams to improve the human side of work

How to increase creativity, curiosity, and learning: An exercise - blog - TalentGrow :: developing leaders & teams to improve the human side of work | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Listening to podcasts, audio books, interviews and other recorded spoken materials is a great way ...

Via David Kelly
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Love the concept of "algorithmic brainstorming" and searching google images or flickr creative commons and the connection to strengths and VIA values - something we do at BLI.

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David Kelly's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:46 PM

A nice exercise to energize creative thinking - via Halelly Azulay

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Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development

Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application.

Via Christopher Pappas, Donna Murdoch
Tom Hood's insight:

Agree, especially with the reflective learning and I would add need for very active particpation and engagement. Not death by Powerpoint. Designed for application in work and involves three major comptencies: Strengths-based Leadership, Strategic thinking (flexible and future-minded), and Network Ledership. Now in fifth year with the AICPA using our i2a:Inights to Action Leadership Academy http://www.bizlearning.net/live/i2aleadership

 

Taking applications now for MACPA Leadership Academy http://www.macpa.org/Content/leadership-academy.aspx

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Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development
Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application. For the senior learner, application of knowledge and skills is tantamount to success of their company. A support structure should be in place with regular reminders to help the senior leader apply new knowledge and behaviors in how they lead to affect change
http://elearningindustry.com/differentiating-leadership-development-design-recommendations-for-leadership-development

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Tom Hood: Learning From Social Media

http://www.journalofaccountancy.com CPAs are starting to use social media tools to enhance or augment formal learning. Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Associat...
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Use Social Media, Don’t Let It Use You - AICPA Insights

Use Social Media, Don’t Let It Use You - AICPA Insights | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
The AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Service Conference, held Nov. 11 through 13, involved several sessions that were taught the “un-conference way.” These sessions were unconventional in their approach and involved peer-to-peer interactive learning.
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Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students? - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution

Digital Badges: A More Viable Currency for Returning Adult Students? - The EvoLLLution | The EvoLLLution | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
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Dennis O’Connor’s Curation Surprise after Years of Knowledge and Content DiscoveryScoop.it

Dennis O’Connor’s Curation Surprise after Years of Knowledge and Content DiscoveryScoop.it | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Dennis O\'Connor was an early adopter before being an early adopter was cool. As an educator in the 1980s, he was always looking for new ways to bring emerging technologies into the classroom.
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Survival of the Savviest: Content Curation & Professional Development

How do you develop and display your talent efficiently and with impact? Curate content on Scoop.it and shine on LinkedIn.
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I am a user and fan of Scoop.it since meeting its founder, Guillame Decugis at the DigitalNow Conference in Orlando. This is a tool that every professional should have and with Slideshare, Linked-In and Twitter it is a learning, marketing, and sure fire accelerator to thought leadership. In this age of more and more noise, I say the key is ROA, Return on Attention and that happens when you create and share good stuff! Period.

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Bob Dean BLI Live Talk

Bob Dean BLI Live Talk | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Bob Dean delivers a talk for BLI Live
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BLI thought leader Bob Dean shares his view as a CPA and former CLO of accounitng giant GrantThornton. We are currently working with siome exciting new engagement techniques and technologies that will make learning more collaboractive and engaging (incuding social media of course). We have been applying these in our own presentations and strategic planning with great resuts.

 

The future of learning is here, it is just unevenly distrubuted.

 

When is the last time you felt truly engaged in a learning event?

 

What about JIT learning? Can it beocme a reality? We think so...

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