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How to Build and Moderate a thriving Social Learning Community: Part 1 - Forming

How to Build and Moderate a thriving Social Learning Community: Part 1 - Forming | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Social Learning happens within and alongside our communities: semi formal spaces where 'sense making' activities take place. Agile organisations create the right permissions and environments for th...

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David Bramley's curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:53 AM

Have you created an online space for colleagues to Work out Loud and collaborate, only to suffer from a lack of engagement?  Join the club :)

 

This post identifies relevance and timeliness as two key drivers for engagement in any community.  The example Julian gives relates to taking information out of a community rather than putting it in, which highlights the key issue for any new community...how do you form (or co-create) a space that individuals are motivated to contribute to?

 

This post is the first of a series that looks at building thriving social learning communities.  I found it insightful and thought provoking...I'd be interested to hear your experiences 

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14 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Tips for Increasing Productivity

14 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Tips for Increasing Productivity | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Maintaining productivity at work can be a challenge for most business professionals. It can be very difficult to stay at the top of your game each and every day.

That’s why we asked 14 successful entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council the following question:

Q. What is your top tip for everyday productivity at work?

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Win-Win Negotiation 

Win-Win Negotiation  | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

A win-win approach to negotiation aims to find an outcome that satisfies all parties. Follow the five steps of principled negotiation to boost your chances of success.

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Nudge: helping people to make better decisions  

Nudge: helping people to make better decisions   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

How behavioural nudges lead to improved decision-making and more strategic alignment within your organisation

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Feeling Stuck? Here Are 4 Exercises To Boost Your Creativity

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 4 Exercises To Boost Your Creativity | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs famously said that creativity is just connecting things. But anyone facing a creative block knows it’s a lot harder than grabbing ideas out of thin air.

 

Creativity is a complex process. There’s no “creativity gene” or section of your brain responsible for creative thought. We can’t choose to turn creativity on or off. As the Atlantic reports, many studies have found that creativity happens unconsciously and beyond our control.

 

Yet despite its elusive nature, creative thought has become an increasingly important part of our lives. Basic tasks are being automated. Competition is getting more fierce. And your ability to come up with novel ideas is now one of your greatest skills.

 

So whether you’re feeling distracted, out of ideas, or are coming up against a creative wall, here are some creativity exercises to help get the juices flowing.


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How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways

How to Train Your Brain to Think in New Ways | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Read this and learn about the mental models that intelligent people, like Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, use to solve unsolvable problems.

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The mind's eye needs a variety of mental models to piece together a complete picture of how the world works. The more sources you have to draw upon, the clearer your thinking becomes. As the philosopher Alain de Botton notes, “The chief enemy of good decisions is a lack of sufficient perspectives on a problem.”
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3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and judgment.

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The 5 Levels of Trust | Jesse Lyn Stoner

The 5 Levels of Trust | Jesse Lyn Stoner | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
What is Trust?
As important as trust is, one of the problems is we are not always talking about the same thing when we talk about trust. Trust is a general, all-encompassing word that means many different things.
Huge misunderstandings can occur when we talk about “trust.” If you say you don’t trust someone, do you mean you don’t believe they are honest or do you mean you don’t believe you can depend on them to get the job done on time? If someone says they don’t trust you, what exactly don’t they trust?
There are different levels and intensity of trust. Honesty is a more basic level and has a stronger intensity than dependability.
Understanding the levels of trust and their intensity can help you build a strong foundation of trust and communicate more clearly when others violate your trust.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 19, 11:53 AM

Excellent article on  the most important factor in all relationships - trust. @JesseLynnStoner well worth following on leadership things that matter!

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Excellent article on  the most important factor in all relationships - trust. @JesseLynnStoner well worth following on leadership things that matter!

Ian Berry's curator insight, January 19, 4:27 PM
Like this model. Ultimate trust is being accountable.
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Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want

Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
A 30-year-old midlevel manager—let’s call her Fatima—is struggling at work, but you wouldn’t know it from outward appearances. A star member of her team in the marketing division of a large multinational foods company, Fatima consistently hits her benchmarks and goals. She invests long hours and has built relationships with colleagues that she deeply values. […]

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The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work

The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

"Yes, we are capable of doing two things at the same time. It is possible, for example, to watch TV while cooking dinner or to answer an email while talking on the phone", writes James Clear

 

"What is impossible, however, is concentrating on two tasks at once. Multitasking forces your brain to switch back and forth very quickly from one task to another.

 

This wouldn't be a big deal if the human brain could transition seamlessly from one job to the next, but it can't. Multitasking forces you to pay a mental price each time you interrupt one task and jump to another. In psychology terms, this mental price is called the switching cost."


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Matthew Farmer's curator insight, January 9, 2:30 AM

With so much information all around us, the temptation to try to multi-task is very high but as this article and many others tell us is that we can't really multi-task. We can process things in serial or switch attention between two things happening at once but if the the cognitive attention required for either task is significant for either task we cannot effectively do them at the same time.

 

 

The pressure to try to multitask is high given the information overload but the reality is that we need to ensure that we don't experience a 'filter failure' and are able to prioritise and focus.

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Too much to do, too little time? Mental contrasting can help you choose what’s really important

Too much to do, too little time? Mental contrasting can help you choose what’s really important | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

When you abandon most potential projects, you're better able to succeed at the truly important ones, writes Heather Kappes

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24 Intrinsic Motivation Examples in the Workplace, Sports, and the Classroom - Develop Good Habits

24 Intrinsic Motivation Examples in the Workplace, Sports, and the Classroom - Develop Good Habits | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about why you do the things you do?What is it that really prompts your behaviors?Motivation can be either extrinsic or intrinsic, meaning it can either come from outside or inside of a person. Extrinsic motivation comes when you feel the urge to do something in order to gain a specific reward, …

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, December 30, 2017 8:29 AM
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 31, 2017 9:08 AM

Lots of great ideas and some reading recommendations along the way... 

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How To Turn Complicated Ideas Into Simple Concepts

How To Turn Complicated Ideas Into Simple Concepts | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

You’re sitting in a conference room with all the big bosses. They’re meeting to discuss the annual budget, and it’s your job to pitch them your case for more money for your team.

 

The problem?

 

While you’re quite confident everyone has a vague idea what your department does, you’re not nearly as confident that everyone sees the importance of what you do or the way you do it.

Why? Well, what you do is pretty specific. Maybe so much so that your own friends don’t quite get it.

 

But even if that’s the case, you’re going to have to learn how to get people on board with your work when you’re looking for a cut of the company’s budget, meeting with someone from a completely different field, or pitching an idea to a client.

 

Here’s how to do that:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 21, 2017 5:13 PM

Sometimes you need to explain the “one thing” that your audience should care about and understand.

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Keep it Simple!! 

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Empathy at Work  

Empathy at Work   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Are you ever accused of lacking people skills, or do you find it difficult to understand other people? Find out how to develop empathy.

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Set Goals for What Matters | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Set Goals for What Matters | Jesse Lyn Stoner | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most. If you’re not clear about what you really want, you might set goals that will not be satisfying once accomplished.

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Three Keys to Being a Successful Remote Team Member

Three Keys to Being a Successful Remote Team Member | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
As a person who has worked remotely, leads a team who largely work remotely, and working with leaders of remote teams regularly, there is much I could share about how to be success working remotely. That however, isn’t what this article is about. This about how to be successful as a remote team member.

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4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere.  It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.

 

However, research shows that much of the advice extolled may be misleading or even wrong. Several myths about performance persist, despite research and practices that show they are half-truths at best. That might explain why the most likely purchasers of self-improvement books have bought another within the previous 18 months.  The first myth-riddled book didn’t work, so they bought another, and maybe another soon after.

 

A recent report in the Journal of Management noted that of nearly 25,000 academic articles on performance, only a fraction include what psychologists call within person variance, which describes ranges, such as that between individuals’ top, average and worst performances. Advice too often mistakenly assumes performance can be compared across people, using the same gauge. That’s absurd.

 

Our observation of hundreds of performance seekers largely confirms the report and has led to delineating a series of myths that hold people back when trying to improve. These assertions are based on a diverse set of fields, including psychology, sports, arts, and leadership. We hope that by dispelling these myths, explaining the reality and offering some sound advice instead, we can help move people toward more effective personal development.


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Infographic: The Seven Standards of Storytelling at Work | Alive with Ideas

Infographic: The Seven Standards of Storytelling at Work | Alive with Ideas | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

"In our latest infographic, we share some of the ways that storytelling can be weaved through our organisations with seven simple standards that will help you and your stakeholders communicate in a much more moving and meaningful way."

 

Read the full article to see the infographic & dig deeper into how to implement these 7 standards:

Select and collect your storiesMake them personalMake them interestingMake them relevantMake them emotionalRefine your structurePolish your stories
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Penelope's curator insight, January 26, 1:51 PM
This infographic can be helpful in crafting your story in all types of scenarios. Writing, speaking, blogging, etc. I especially love the idea of a "swipe file" of factual stories that you can pull from when writing your own.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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Managing up: What to do if you think your boss is incompetent

Managing up: What to do if you think your boss is incompetent | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Your targets have been changed; you're not getting the promotion you deserve; your boss is slow. Here are our expert's tips on managing up

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Are You Punishing Yourself? Here's How to Stop Self-Punishment

Are You Punishing Yourself? Here's How to Stop Self-Punishment | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Self-punishment might sound like a strange concept: why do we make ourselves feel bad? Logically, it doesn’t make any sense but we do it all the time.

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70 Great Coaching Questions for Managers Using the Grow Model

70 Great Coaching Questions for Managers Using the Grow Model | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
This article provides managers with 70 awesome coaching questions to use within the GROW coaching model.

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Seven storytelling techniques to master before your next presentation

Seven storytelling techniques to master before your next presentation | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Here's how you can apply storytelling theory to your next presentation.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways To Be More Effective At Work

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways To Be More Effective At Work | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

We are creatures of habit, and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to 'think' about the task

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Yanglish's curator insight, January 8, 7:31 AM
Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done.
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Learning Vs. Training In The Workplace: What Are The Differences?  

Learning Vs. Training In The Workplace: What Are The Differences?   | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

Learning is what sets Fortune 500 companies apart. Read almost any article from Fortune magazine, and you will see a reference to the value and importance that Fortune 500 companies put on learning; notice! I did not say 'training'. There is a vital difference.

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Great Tips for Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker

Great Tips for Becoming a Highly Effective Public Speaker | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Want to be come a better public speaker - these tips will help you ensure you can speak confidentally, positively and focused what ever the occasion

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