“How many of you were told when you were young that you could grow up to be anything you set your mind on?” A professor-friend recently opened his graduate management course with this question. Fewer than half the people in the room raised a hand. I’ve begun asking this of everyone I meet, trying...
to get a sense if there’s a relationship between the mental paths paved during childhood and each person’s natural self-leadership to reach beyond obvious walls. Similar to the class numbers, about half the people I speak with shake their head in wonderment, citing examples of a parent who regularly alluded to or directly told them opportunities... [read more]
Use job exchange programs to improve organizational productivity, improve your business culture, and help everyone learn.
I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.
Imagine the potential for discovery if the people who you follow through Twitter or any social-network status updates rounded out their contributions with something educational. Learning would zing wild and flow free.
...This vantage point will guide my keynote at the 2012 HR Tech conference entitled, “How HR Can Drive the New Social Business.” This is a conference I’ve participated in for years because human resources stereotypes blow out quickly. People pump ideas, practices, and extraordinary energy. No single event I’ve attended has as much fuel.
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Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol...OMG!, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. Instead of telling students what to do, or not to do, Ivester offers ten measures that may help them judge their actions and make decisions about their digital future on their own. This list...
Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol... [read more]OMG!, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. Instead of telling students what to do, or not to do, Ivester offers ten measures that may help them judge their actions and make decisions about their digital future on their own. This list applies beautifully to people of all ages. See if you agree.
When you look at the kindle edition of books on Amazon.com, you can now see what other people have highlighted in their editions of the ebook. This means you have a fabulous way to share what you're learning and a socially-generated way to learn from others. It's sort of like Cliff-notes for the digital...
era. While I've struggled with becoming an online book reader, this feature shows me possibilities that truly advance publishing into a more collaborative age. Rather than just look through ratings from other readers, I'm going to scan through the points that leaped out and resonated with previous readers.