Getting Ideas Off the Ground

In yesterday’s blog post, I wrote about how one must work at becoming successful, presenting Doug Belshaw’s reflections. Rosabeth Moss Kanter made a post along the same lines that presents five powers that successfully get ideas of the ground, which are: Showing up: the importance of being there in person. Speaking up: the framing the… Continue reading Getting Ideas Off the Ground

Successful People Work at Being Successful

Doug Belshaw wrote a great reflection piece yesterday on the qualities of being successful. Talent doesn’t make you successful because talent is just a word which sums up three different character traits. These can all be developed; they’re not ‘innate’. People who are successful tend to be: Confident Tenacious Articulate I quite like Doug’s perspective… Continue reading Successful People Work at Being Successful

Tips for Staying Organized and Efficient When on the Go

Helpful article by Gina Trapani presenting techniques of how to stay organized when travelling for work. She calls on David Allen, author of Getting Things Done with whom she co-created a clever little Popplet* with some easy tips to implement. *Note that since this blog post was made, the Popplet stopped working, even on Fast… Continue reading Tips for Staying Organized and Efficient When on the Go

Where and When are Productive Managers Getting Training? Not at Work Apparently.

A recent ASTD blog post discusses the results of an ej4 study that indicates that more and more, individuals are doing their training off work hours and off site. Their statistics indicate that employees are doing more job training off-the-job and off-hours resulting in higher current productivity numbers. Supervisors in particular, are gaining job skills… Continue reading Where and When are Productive Managers Getting Training? Not at Work Apparently.

Productivity Tips

With tips ranging from being organized, to monitoring mood and energy and even adressing getting enough sleep, Tony Schwartz writes a post-labour day blog post about ways to improve productivity. Reference: Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity | Harvard Business Review | Tony Schwartz | 7 September 2010 Initially published on Brandon Hall’s Workplace Learning… Continue reading Productivity Tips

The Educational Value of Microblogging

Reni Gorman points out that the use of microblogging in education is a recent area of interest compared to the uses of microblogging as a communication channel for news or marketing. In a literature review on microblogging, learning and performance in the workplace, she explains that the research around microblogging tools like Twitter is directed… Continue reading The Educational Value of Microblogging