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Running Successful Webinars – Bringing Online Learning to Life

[ad_1] Bringing Online Learning to Life © iStockphotobagi1998 Imagine that your boss has asked you to train your team on a new process that the organization is rolling out. Your team members are spread out all over the world, and resources aren't available to fly them in for a training session. One option is to create an online video, but you'd like everyone to participate in real time. The group work that you've planned will improve your team members' learning experience, and give people a chance to bond with one another. In the end, you decide to use a webinar because it's easy to set up, it's inexpensive, and it addresses all of your other concerns. Organizations often use webinars to...

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Team-Building Exercises

[ad_1] Planning Activities That Actually WorkYou've probably been involved in a team-building activity at some point. Perhaps it was a weekend retreat, or an afternoon at the climbing gym learning to rely on one another, or a day on the golf course getting to know everyone. But, whether or not you and your colleagues enjoyed the experience, what happened when your team members returned to the office? Did they go back to their usual behavior – perhaps arguing over small assignments, or refusing to cooperate with each other? The 'day of fun' may have been a nice break from business, but did your colleagues actually use any of the lessons that they learned once they were back in the workplace?...

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Episode 39: Parenting in an Exponential Age

[ad_1] Peter and Dan discuss setting boundaries for kids and their gadgets. They explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of kids using technology and growing up in a world where every toy contains exponential technology.   In this episode: Peter discusses his belief that kids who are technologically literate often have a self-driven exploration that allows them to seek their passions. Dan believes during this technological revolution it is extremely difficult to make predictions 10 or 20 years into the future, whereas 50 years ago, teachers had a pretty accurate idea of what the world would be like in the future. Peter gives examples of toys and tools like YouTube Kids, and LEGOs that teach kids to be insanely curious,...

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Hambrick and Fredrickson's Strategy Diamond – Developing a Cohesive Strategy

[ad_1] Developing a Cohesive Strategy © iStockphotowoodygraphs What's your company's strategy? Is it to be "bigger and better," "increase revenue" or "go global"? If so, you may not have a strategy at all...  "Strategy" may be a familiar word to you. It's often used in business and, yet, it's probably one of the most misused and misunderstood terms around. Here's why: aspiring to become "the best…" or "the most successful…," or to "go global" are not strategies, they're goals.  So, what does "strategy" actually mean? And how do you develop an effective one for your organization? This article explores these questions and more, by thinking about strategy using Hambrick and Fredrickson's Strategy Diamond. About the Tool Your company's strategy is central to...

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Reading Strategies

[ad_1] Reading Efficiently by Reading Intelligently   Whether they're project documents, trade journals, blogs, business books or ebooks, most of us read regularly as part of our jobs, and to develop our skills and knowledge. But do you ever read what should be a useful document, yet fail to gain any helpful information from it? Or, do you have to re-read something several times to get a full understanding of the content? Find out how to get more from your reading. In this article, we're looking at strategies that will help you read more effectively. These approaches will help you get the maximum benefit from your reading, with the minimum effort. Think About What You Want to Know Before you...

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Take Charge Of Your Emotions: 9 Ways To Never Let Your Emotions Run or Ruin You

[ad_1] Human beings may experience a wide range of feelings within a day. Sometimes, the emotions we feel can get the best of us, causing us to say or do what we will later regret. Most emotions can be reeled in by bringing awareness to what you are feeling and using practical strategies to overcome them. Therefore, to be able to control your emotions, below are important sectors to focus on: Identify what you are feeling. Your emotional experience is broken down into three elements; body language and behaviors, visceral reactions, and thoughts. Sometimes, you may clearly feel one emotion, while, at other times, you may experience a spectrum of emotions. Consider some common emotions with their three associated elements...

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McKinsey's Three Horizons of Growth – Developing Future Opportunities

[ad_1] Developing Future Opportunities © iStockphotochicano Over time, many organizations go through distinct stages of growth and decline. They're born, they mature and then – seemingly inevitably – they fade away. However, some organizations avoid the downturn. They manage to sustain their growth over decades, and continue to surprise customers with their innovation and creativity.  They do this by devoting time, energy and resources to developing new ideas. These then mature and become profitable, replacing older products and businesses as they fall away. In this article, we'll look at McKinsey's Three Horizons of Growth, a model that organizations can use to focus their energy and resources on projects that sustain their growth over the long term. About the Model Mehrdad Baghai, Stephen...

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How to be a More Engaging Speaker – Learning to Connect With Others One-on-One

[ad_1] Learning to Connect With Others One-On-One © iStockphotoKenCanningWhen you're an engaging speaker, others give you their full attention. Maria has just bumped into her organization's CEO, Arnav. She had an idea that could improve the company's image, and this is a great chance to make her proposal. She asks politely for a few minutes of his time, then presents her pitch. Her eyes sparkle, her gestures demonstrate her enthusiasm and excitement, and she sells her idea with a compelling story. When she's finished, she gives him her full attention, listens to his questions intently, and provides short, thoughtful answers. Their brief conversation impresses Arnav. Maria's idea is good but, more than that, the way that she communicates her excitement...

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5 Ways To Help Manage Your Energy

[ad_1] In today’s digital era our pace is rushed and relentless. We’re wired up and connected at all times, and in the same moment, we’re melting down and crashing hard. Time management is no longer a viable solution. How can we keep our energy to endure high performance at work as well as maintain our health, happiness, and overall life balance? In my coaching sessions, one of the comments I hear most is “I’m tired.” Trust me; I get it. The market is moving fast, and there isn’t much time to get all of the items on our lists done, let alone time to rest. At the same time, taking time to rest and recover is critical to success. In...

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Six Emotional Leadership Styles – Choosing the Right Style for the Situation

[ad_1] Choosing the Right Style For the Situation © VeerMagdalenaIgnite team members' passion by matching your leadership style to their emotions. Think for a moment about the best boss that you ever had. What was it that made working with him or her so rewarding? Maybe he was happy and excited about his work, and that made you feel happy and excited, too. He never got angry when problems came up, but instead focused on finding workable solutions. He was confident, but always ready to hear other people's opinions. As a result, you enjoyed your job and consistently performed well. Now think about the worst boss you ever had: the one who was ill-tempered, made unrealistic demands without telling you...

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