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The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals | Learning at work | Scoop.it

Uncover the key differences between amateurs and professionals that make a difference and improve the prospects of success.

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food for thought - thanks to Dan Pink for the recommendation
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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain | Learning at work | Scoop.it
How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.
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I always appreciate tips on how to learn!
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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence | Learning at work | Scoop.it
You need both to manage complexity.
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First there was IQ, then EQ...and now, CQ. (Curious? Read on!)

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Warren Berger Tells How to Ask a ‘Beautiful Question’

Warren Berger Tells How to Ask a ‘Beautiful Question’ | Learning at work | Scoop.it
There are questions that Google can answer, but there are others that require a different, much deeper kind of search. Those questions fascinate Warren Berger.
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interesting interview highlighting a really good book.

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A Simple Brain Theory Endorsed By Bill Gates Supposedly Helps You Learn Anything

A Simple Brain Theory Endorsed By Bill Gates Supposedly Helps You Learn Anything | Learning at work | Scoop.it
The Growth Mindset.
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Good reminder to keep a positive attitude toward new challenges.

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20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | Inc.com

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | Inc.com | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Concrete ways to be a better speaker... and some great TED Talks, too! Slideshow Options Loop Through: Don't loop
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TED speakers are great models to learn from.

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How is a Learning Organisation Differentiated Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

How is a Learning Organisation Differentiated Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Learning at work | Scoop.it
How is a Learning Organization Differentiated Infographic highlights the importance of being a learning organization and its benefits to the company as a whole.
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great visual summary of what a learning organization is and does.

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Uncovering an Enigma Wrapped in a Doodle

Uncovering an Enigma Wrapped in a Doodle | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Sunni Brown’s new book, “The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently,” argues that visual displays like doodles lead to quicker decision-making and help clarify problems.
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Rediscover your visual language capabilities - both fun and valuable!

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The One Thing That Truly Motivates Creative Talent--And How To Foster It

The One Thing That Truly Motivates Creative Talent--And How To Foster It | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Educator and author Deborah Morrison talks inner mojo and the simple yet critical stuff of wanting to be good.
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"Learning should be all about finding the golden tension of interdisciplinarity, the joy of connection. And that happens when we build from curiosity."

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At What Age Are People The Most Creative?

At What Age Are People The Most Creative? | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Are they young geniuses or old masters? Research says it depends on the kind of creativity.
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We're never too old or too young to be creative. For example, "A 2011 study found that physicists make their biggest discoveries when they're 48"

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Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career | Learning at work | Scoop.it
How to become data literate.
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Interesting insights on learning strategy, big data, and collaboration.

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The Culture to Cultivate

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What does it take to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement?

People must have a rational understanding of how small improvements compound to make big differences. They must love improving....And they must have enough confidence in their colleagues to believe that the organization is capable of making progress.

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Create Your Own Charisma--And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

Create Your Own Charisma--And Supercharge Your Personal Brand | Learning at work | Scoop.it
What Darth Vader okay James Earl Jones Steve Jobs and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.
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great tips about engaging others.

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Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks -- research shows that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. The findings are …
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Electronic tech is great, but manual tech beats it for learning...
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Why Overworking Doesn’t Work in Today's Business Environment

Why Overworking Doesn’t Work in Today's Business Environment | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Today’s always-on work environment overlooks research showing that the secret to productivity growth isn't in overworking. It's in working less.
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Our minds need time to recover, too!
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Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team? | Learning at work | Scoop.it
How to be a more inclusive manager.
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Great illustrations of the importance of inclusion and the acknowledgement of different.

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An Argument Against Routine

Everyone from business gurus to the President has endorsed the idea of putting much of your day on autopilot, but be warned, the idea has some serious drawbacks.  
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Balancing the routine with some novelty is important.

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Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Check the Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic to Learn what managers and millennials expect and deliver in today's workforce.
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Interesting synopsis of managers and millenials and how to communicate at work.

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Workplace Learning|Epiphany at Work

Workplace Learning|Epiphany at Work | Learning at work | Scoop.it
You are already enrolled in school – the proverbial “school of hard knocks”. Consider taking a more active approach to workplace learning.

Via Don Dea
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Taking a few minutes to reflect on key moments in your day can yield big personal learning.

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Don Dea's curator insight, April 13, 2014 1:48 AM
  1. Ask yourself a few challenging questions.
    • What did I learn to do today?  Or what did I learn I cannot yet do?
    • What new awareness do I have about my surrounding environment (the client, the industry, the culture, the community, the world) today?  Am I more aware of how this all impacts me?
    • What did I learn about my own values, beliefs, attitudes, feelings and opinions at work today?
    • What did I learn about other people and me in relationships today?
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5, Like, Totally Awesome Public Speaking Lessons From College Admissions Guides To Use At Work

5, Like, Totally Awesome Public Speaking Lessons From College Admissions Guides To Use At Work | Learning at work | Scoop.it
The author recently returned from a whirlwind seven-campus three-state college tour with his oldest son. Between the quads and the dining halls he...
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What great tips that articulate the qualities of a great presenter in a user friencdly way!

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Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) | Learning at work | Scoop.it
A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being more creative.
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interesting insights about the value of visual/cultural stimulation on learning.

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Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal, And Blunt: How The 5-Word Performance Review Works Wonders

Simple, Direct, Honest, Personal, And Blunt: How The 5-Word Performance Review Works Wonders | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Paul English cofounder of Kayak hated some of the performance reviews he was given as an employee. So when he became a boss he decided to do something...
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Interesting tips for supervisors, and for anyone - we all wind up in situations where we should be giving feedback!

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Creating a Culture of Collaboration | Learning at work | Scoop.it
By sequestering employees in private offices or in an expansive sea of invisible cubicles, the opportunity for interaction and spontaneous exchange of ideas is dramatically limited, says CBRE s Ratner in this EXCLUSIVE commentary.
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Create your own micro-culture and collaborate with your colleagues in new ways, in different places.

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Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career | Learning at work | Scoop.it
Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.
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I especially appreciate #4 - Make Your Career Scalable.

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