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10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness
Teaching

Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development

Credentialing<p>Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and …

Higher Education

Micro-credentials

December 12, 2012|10 comments<p>As part of the project I'm doing on digital learning, I got to interview Sal Khan (of Khan Academy) yesterday. I wrote …

11 awesome podcasts to kill off the dreaded dead time

“Work smarter, not harder” is often heard advice for entrepreneurs wishing to have at least one more hour in their day.<p>While I longed for the same, I also noticed I did actually have a lot of so called ‘dead time’ during my day. You know, commuting from point A to point B, or just one of those …

What Warren Buffett And Ann Graybiel Advise On Habits

Warren Buffett frequently explains to groups of university students that the best thing they can do is develop good habits. According to Buffett, while most students are at an age where they can still easily develop good habits, once you get older, it’s virtually impossible to change your behavior. …

Self-improvement

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

It takes vigilance: How to spot your big chance to pivot

We’ve all heard the statistic: 90 percent of startups will fail. And a big reason why is that they don’t recognize and realize the need to change — whether that’s a partial or a complete transformation. The power of the pivot can make the difference between a company being in that 90 percent or in …

Emptying your inbox might feel good, but it's not making you any more successful — so stop wasting your time

As in, you can sink an hour into bullet journaling, or color-coding your wardrobe, or calendaring your workweek in 15-minute chunks — but to what end? So you <i>feel</i> more organized? Or so you make substantial progress toward your most important personal and professional goals?<p>If you find yourself …

Time Management

Great Leaders Need Great Mentors

Every great leader had or has a great mentor. And every leader should sooner or later act as a mentor. Why? In mentoring and in teaching you as the mentor will also learn and develop. At the same time learning and growing will eventually enable your mentee to become a teacher and mentor …

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

Happiness

The Typical Millennial Learner Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on August 29, 2015<p><b>Characteristics of the Typical Millennial Learner</b><p>The Millennial generation or Generation Y is made up of people who were …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive are you during your eight-hour workday? No matter your answer, the truth is that there are better ways to achieve optimal productivity.

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

How your childhood affects your success

A young Bill Gates.ScrapeTV<p>From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of …

Achievement Gap

Seven Tools for Creating Infographics Without Using Photoshop

How can you create beautiful infographics without using Photoshop?<p>I'm not a Photoshop expert, so I take <i>days</i> to create a basic infographic. I'm a …

How Can You Build Your Emotional Intelligence?

<i>Are you failing to connect with your employees to motivate and inspire them? Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on emotional intelligence</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

The best music to listen to for optimal productivity, according to science

Luckily, music can help put us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

University of Pennsylvania

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Leadership

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

8 Great Office Collaboration Tools For Your Team

A while back I wrote an article about the “fives types of office collaboration tools” that are commonly available, each one a different style of collaboration and project management, with the recommendation that you determine which format best fit your team’s particular working style and …

Project Management

8 Ways to Overcome Your Biggest Distractions

<b>Question:</b> What’s the biggest distraction you run into on a daily basis and how do you overcome it?<p>Email<p>“On average I receive 170 emails a day. It …

Time Management

3 Reasons Why You Have to Trust Your Gut

Source: mauro_grigollo/Shutterstock<p>A year-and-a-half ago I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life: Commit to marrying the wrong guy. The …

Positive Thinking

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

<i>Pam Robbins</i><p>About This Book<p>How can educators work together more effectively to improve professional practice in a way that enhances student …

Pedagogy

Update on online learning in Africa

One of the AVU’s new distance-learning centres is launched at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Photograph: AVU<p>Anderson, M. (2015) Out …

Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use Them Right - InformED

Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology.<p>That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up …

Digital badging, e-portfolios and alternative credentialing - Innovation: Education

Audrey Homan is a Vermont-based digital media producer, and producer of The 21st Century Classroom podcast. She's worked in non-profit communications …

Education Technology