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

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

Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Expert

The premise of Tony Schwartz’s article is that any talent, skill or ability can be developed like a muscle, that is by working it out, by pushing past the comfort zone, breaking it and then resting. It reminds me very much like Steven Covey’s 7th habit, Sharpen the Saw. Schwartz refers to Aristotle’s “We are… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Expert

Social Networks for Lifelong Learners

Jeff Cobb recommends 20 social networks for lifelong learners. He states that: When most people think of social networks, they think of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or similar sites, but there are many other types of social networks popping up on the web. Some of the fastest growing networks are designed specifically for education. These sites… Continue reading Social Networks for Lifelong Learners

Learning Management Skills

One of the areas where I’ve often seen people struggle is when they move from being technical experts to managing a project team. The following article which addresses moving from technical expertize to management expertize is one of a series of phenomenal articles which can be found at http://www.mindtools.com/. Any management promotion can be a… Continue reading Learning Management Skills

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influences on our Digital Identit(y/ies)

Great reflection piece by Andy Coverdale about Digital Identities. I’m convinced that both the intrinsic (critical practice) and extrinsic (confessional practice) influences are necessary for properly forming identity. I’m still wondering what the particular influences are in the digital realm. I might have to dig out Sherry Turkle’s Life on the Screen In researching approaches… Continue reading Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influences on our Digital Identit(y/ies)

5 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

It is interesting to see Byrony Taylor’s take on how to use social media for professional development. I personally don’t listen to podcasts (number 3) but I do all the others most definitely. I would add that I also use Amplify, Twitter and LinkedIn as professional development tools. Be part of an online community Attend… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

Filters to Avoid Being Flooded by a Wave of Content

When I was approached two weeks ago to be part of the Workplace Learning Today team, I was both flattered and thrilled to take on a new challenge. In preparation for delivering weekly insights, I decided to do a major cleanup of my Google Reader Feeds. And before I knew it, the wave of content… Continue reading Filters to Avoid Being Flooded by a Wave of Content

Defining Moments are Born from Uncertainty

This is a great piece by Tsun-yan Hsieh is Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company about how to let yourself be vulnerable and embrace uncertainty to acheive breakthroughs. Are You Prepared for Your Next Defining Moment? These critical moments are often characterized as “moments of truth,” but in real-time, they’re usually a moment of uncertainty,… Continue reading Defining Moments are Born from Uncertainty