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How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team

How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it


Digital skills are in high demand and short supply. But first things first — how do you define a digital team when nearly everything is digital?


Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, mobile, and social. While other groups may draft the messaging, a digital team works hand-in-hand with marketing and product leaders to curate and create digital-first content strategy. Most often reporting through the CEO or CMO, digital teams may also be responsible for implementing cross-channel analytics, surfacing relevant emerging trends, and providing comprehensive guidelines. As institutions have weathered the seismic communications shift from managed brand broadcast to real-time community interaction, digital teams have stepped in to manage listening platforms and identify opportunities for engagement. Finally a successful digital team will build a strong partnership with IT, who owns critical technology infrastructure and associated services.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:17 AM

Hasvard Business Review nos presenta las nuevas competencias para los equipos digitales.

Los Equipos digitales son los responsables del desarrollo de la implementación de la estrategia que permita acceder a los clientes y "engancharlos" a través de los canales digitales. Son más que un equipo de Márketing.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


So you may be asking "Who is The Learning Factor?" Quite simply, we are Asia Pacific's leader in Training Outsourcing. We provide awesome developmental opportunites for people around the world.

 

Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

Make sure you join us on the life-long learning journey. Just click the 'follow' button at the top, right of this page to be kept up with our daily recommendations. 

 

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5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.


While working for a new employer often helps an employee's career, it can also be a detriment. A new study from Spherion Staffing Services revealed that long-term career advancement doesn't always happen by moving from one employer to another, but rather by staying with one company.


Specifically, 63% of workers said that long-term career advancement depends on staying with an employer for a long time. Additionally, 61% of workers today said that changing jobs every few years usually damages a person's long-term career prospects.

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When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.

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Great Info, and not only accurate, but up to date

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Effective Management: Extroverts vs. Introverts

The workplace is a melting pot of personalities--no surprise there! All types of employees must work together and are expected to overcome personal differences to reach a common goal. But ethics, cultural norms, and temperament can sometimes cause friction.


Let's discuss temperament. All employee groups will exhibit two main types: introverts and extroverts. Each type can interact very differently in the workplace. One may be better suited for leadership than the other. But can you always tell which is which?

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How do you manage different personality types to accomplish the mission?

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5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can have a major impact on your career’s trajectory. Ignore them and you risk arriving on a shore you didn’t choose, or worse, capsizing on an unexpected reef! Here are 5 career mistakes that can negatively impact your career down the road:


1.    Network only within your company. Most people are aware of the value of networking.

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Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions.

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The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Want to gain an edge in your working life? Learning new skills online doesn’t cost you anything but time.


Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.

Here they are, ranked by popularity.

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Want to gain an edge in your working life? Learning new skills online doesn’t cost you anything but time.

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Les cours gratuits pour progresser professionnellement qui sont fournis par les universités états-uniennes peuvent être utiles aussi pour améliorer son niveau d'anglais:

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Top 5 Keys To Not Losing Your Job

Top 5 Keys To Not Losing Your Job | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Based on my experience in working for companies and studying people at all levels, these are my top 5 keys to not losing your job.


1. You Need to Have Drive


If you were a car, what kind of car would you be, a 1962 Mini, a 1960 VW Kombi, a Mustang, or a Porsche? Although Minis and Kombis are cute and good for cruisin', to not lose your job, you need to become a Mustang or Porsche. It’s the people with drive, torque, and power and who work harder, achieve, come early, leave late, make the highest number of calls, sales, and complete projects on time who are most likely to keep their jobs.


2. Always Say YES



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10 Sure Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job

10 Sure Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

To find out exactly what these signs are, and what they really mean, BusinessNewsDaily asked employees in a variety of fields how they know it’s time to move on. From not being able to get out of bed in the morning to dreaming about your cubicle every night, here are the top 10 signs that it’s time to quit your job:


Extreme boredom — Sure, some days at work are more exciting than others, but if you find that every day in the office is a snooze-fest, it may be time to find a new gig.


Boredom is the number one sign that it’s time to throw in the towel.

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It's a dilemma many workers face — how to know when it’s time to quit. Boredom is the number one sign that it’s time to throw in the towel.

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Do You Have the Emotional Intelligence Employers Seek?

Do You Have the Emotional Intelligence Employers Seek? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You’re a more-than-qualified professional ready to take on the job market, and although you know the job search can be highly competitive, you believe your experience, online reputation and accomplishments will make you a shoe-in at any organization. There’s just one problem: No one is calling you back.


This is an all-too-common story in the job search saga. With an average of 250 resumes received per corporate job opening, it's clear that employers are looking for a little something extra in applicants — and perhaps the key factor you’re missing is emotional intelligence.

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Employees with emotional intelligence can instantly take the temperature of the room and adjust to different personalities.

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Sofi's curator insight, July 8, 5:00 AM

Don't believe your experience and your reputation! Wear the right clothes and business accessoires! Come on, have a look at www.icarryalls.com or search in AMAZON for mostwill!!

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. Perhaps you lost your job a year ago or you’re about to run out of money. Maybe you flunked your certification exam for the third time and everyone knows about it. Or it could be that your angry rant went viral, and now all of your coworkers are either whispering about you or shunning you entirely.


An occasional disaster does happen for most of us, either in our professional or personal lives. And while it’s not helpful for someone to say, “Well, at least you didn’t [insert something worse],” many people have been through unimaginable hardships.



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Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 10, 1:52 PM

The skills required to bounce back from a major professional trauma are remarkably similar to those necessary for resilience in virtually any other area of life. Here’s what highly resilient people do in the face of adversity:

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Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away

Nine HR Policies That Drive Good People Away | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

There is a particular, awful feeling you get working in a company that is sinking. You can tell the minute you walk in the door that the energy is off.  If you pay attention to the vibe you get on a job interview, you’ll know when a company is broken. People don’t look you in the eye. No one wants to be there, but you might take the job regardless if you’re out of other options.

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Here are 9 HR policies rooted in fear and guaranteed to drive smart and capable people into the arms of competitors.

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 6, 11:52 PM

Are you working properly?

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Are we doing all we can to keep our good ones?  This definitely applies to education, too.

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Top 7 Traits of Star Employees

Top 7 Traits of Star Employees | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you're on the hunt for a new position that will let you shine, practice demonstrating these top seven traits that CEOs look for in star employees.


Your resume can get you the interview. But these traits can get you hired:

1. Happiness

No one wants to work with an unhappy person. Negativity, unnecessary drama, and melancholy attitudes can bring the entire company down, so although your own personal happiness may not seem important when applying for a job, it most certainly is. Happiness also reflects your ability to tackle challenges without becoming discouraged. If you show the hiring CEO that you're a positive, mentally healthy person, your chances of becoming the company's next star employee will vastly improve.


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A resume will get them in the door. But what about their personality? Here's what you need to look for in a new hire.

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Giving Feedback on Touchy Topics

Giving Feedback on Touchy Topics | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Giving actionable EP feedback marks you as a great leader. From our interviews, consensus emerged on what constitutes truly constructive criticism:


Strike while the iron is hot. Deliver the feedback when your employee is most receptive to receiving it: either right before he might blunder or right after he did. For example, upon returning from a conference, Tara, a new addition to Anand's team, got this direction on how to better represent the company in the future: "Look, this job requires a lot of networking. I see, when I take you to events, that you're not mingling except with people on your team. I want you to come back from these gatherings with a stack of business cards. I want you to forge at leave five new relationships and follow up on each of them, because as a member of this team, it's important that potential clients know you personally."

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Giving feedback on touchy topics is a vitally important element in developing and retaining talent within an organization

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4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers

4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Well, in my experience, the profile of the top performing salespeople is changing. And fast! As I built the HubSpot sales team over the last 6 years, I probably hired close to 200 salespeople. It amazes me, even in that short period, how the profile of the industry’s top performers has shifted. Here are four habits that today’s top performers exhibit that yesterday’s top performers did not.


#1: They are Data Jocks


Historically sales managers have taken extraordinary strides to measure the performance of their salespeople… and salespeople have avoided these tactics like the plague. “What I do cannot be measured. It is an art form.”Today’s top sales performers love the data. To them, data represents the blue print to excellence. They want to know:


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What does a top performing sales person look like? Seriously. Picture him or her in your mind. How do they dress? Are they attractive? Are they eloquent speakers? What do they do in their free time?

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Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 3, 10:00 PM

There are certainly a few really good points here.

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What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us

What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Every office full of ambitious people has them. And we have all worked with at least one—the co-worker with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks.

"How do they do it?" we may ask ourselves or whisper to friends at work. They don't have more experience. They don't seem that brilliant.

But such co-workers may possess a dose of one of the personality traits that psychologists call the "dark triad": manipulativeness, a tendency to influence others for selfish gain; narcissism, a profound self-centeredness; or an antisocial personality, lacking in empathy or concern for others. These traits are well-known for the bad behavior that they can cause when dominant in people's personalities. At milder levels, however, they can actually foster skills that can help people rise through the ranks.

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Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess 'dark' personality traits, such as manipulativeness or narcissism.

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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable. My one glimmer of happiness was a smart, funny peer—let’s call her Sarah—who became my instant friend. We were in the same unhappy boat, at a similar level in the organization, and I seized on our lunch breaks as prime opportunities to vent my gloom and misfortune with someone who I knew would understand.

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When you complain, you’re not endearing yourself to anyone.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 13, 5:36 PM

Complaining is problematic, but is it really what others think about the complainer that is important. Actually, it might be that the complainer ends up focusing on the negative and ends up in a morass of non-productivity. I used to just go back to my classroom and do what I felt was best. It did not make any difference whether the School manager agreed or not. Once I said my piece, I had better things to do.

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Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Meditation rooms, unplugging, digital Sabbaths, reflection retreats, mindfulness classes--it seems like everyone is clamoring to find a pause button in the face of our always-on, socially connected, fear-of-missing-out lives.


There’s definitely something happening here with pauses, but it isn’t exactly clear that we’re putting our pauses to good use. We’d better learn how to do so in a hurry because pausing has become a crucial capability for leaders, employees, and organizations in the 21st century.

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Reigning in our breakneck-paced lives requires hitting the pause button every now and then, but you may be doing it wrong.

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It's Lack of Exercise - Not Calories - That Make Us Fat, Study Says

It's Lack of Exercise - Not Calories - That Make Us Fat, Study Says | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A new study published yesterday in the American Journal of Medicine reported over the last 20 years there has been a sharp drop in Americans’ physical exercise, and an increase in average body mass index (BMI), but that average caloric intake has remained the same.

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The obesity epidemic is caused by many factors, and it’s solution will have to incorporate many different strategies.

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Are Today’s Business Heroes Challenging Our Ideas About Leadership?

Are Today’s Business Heroes Challenging Our Ideas About Leadership? | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Are today's most talked about business leaders--Jobs, Bezos, Gates--a group to be admired and followed? They seem to lack the humility and lead-from-behind mentality so espoused by serious management thinkers such as Jim Collins and Bill George. Who do you want leading your company? 

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Are Today’s Business Heroes Challenging Our Ideas About Leadership?
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NAWBO Sacramento's curator insight, July 9, 11:28 PM

With a growing number of women business owners on the horizon, this information is valuable and could be moreso with a few women named to give it a better balance.

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A New Way to Look at Well-Being

A New Way to Look at Well-Being | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

After six years of measuring and reporting on well-being and health in the U.S., Gallup and Healthways in January 2014 decided to propel the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to the next level. In short, we’ve given the way we measure well-being a thorough makeover. The updated survey reflects countless hours of research conducted by Gallup and Healthways experts to advance the science of well-being. This research increases the power and scope of the Well-Being Index, which now predicts more key health and business outcomes and provides more actionable insights to leaders and individuals than ever before.

The revamped survey includes 27 brand new questions on everything from perceptions of physical appearance to weekly alcohol consumption; from having an inspiring leader to time spent taking vacations with loved ones. We delve into community pride and financial worry as well.

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The new way to look at well-being.

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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funny thing is, our bodies and minds have a funny way of adjusting to the demands we place on them, at least for awhile.


As your hours creep up and the pressure gradually intensifies, you may end up feeling like you're flying (or at least grinding it out) until one day, burnout hits with a vengeance and your health or your sanity crumbles. Rather than get to that point, wouldn't it be good if you could keep an eye out for early warning signs that your schedule and stress levels are starting to get out of whack so you can make adjustments before you collapse?

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Stress can creep up on you. Keep an eye on your state of mind by watching out for these warning signs.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 8, 5:44 PM

Some early warning signs of over-working.

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7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

What does it take to be a great leader?


Once upon a time, birth order and socioeconomic status were considered powerful determinants in who would successfully climb the ladder.


Lately, though, the focus has shifted to personal qualities.

Guiding vision, passion, and integrity are well known leadership traits. But there are lesser known leadership traits, as well--in fact, some historically have been perceived as weaknesses.


These hidden traits can be developed and nurtured to help further your career and your role as a leader, at work, in your community, or in life in general.


See if you just might have some or all of these personal qualities that lend well to leadership:

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These are things you don't need to learn in books or B-schools. Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, July 8, 4:14 AM

Hidden traits you can develop and nurture to advance your career and your role as leader.

Dian J Harrison, MSW's curator insight, July 8, 5:03 PM

Some of the best leaders I've met are those that are at the community level....no formal education or training and called informal leaders.   But they are knowledgeable about community issues, are passionate, have loads of integrity and are very humble!  Good share Dyana! I couldn't agree with you more.


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9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party’s desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.

According to psychologists and a recent study from language experts Gengo, body language and non-verbal communications has a greater impact in a discussion than the actual words that you say.

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Never sure what to do with your hands or where to look? Your crossed legs and habit of close-talking could be working against your words.

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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, July 7, 12:49 PM

Nuestro cuerpo también expresa, deberíamos saber cómo usarlo a nuestro favor. 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 8, 7:28 AM

Also some great tips for competitive intelligence collectors at trade shows. Or those in Sales and Marketing. And don't forget they're reading your body too. 

Courtney Rieck's curator insight, July 8, 10:31 PM

I enjoyed reading this article, it gave me some knowledge on how to negotiate with people. I believe further in life this will become valued knowledge.

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A Guide to Coping with the Habits of Highly Annoying People

A Guide to Coping with the Habits of Highly Annoying People | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

I have been staying with my parents recently, while my house is being renovated. I have also been breaking out in hives.

They appear in the evening, soon after my dad starts clearing his throat over and over while reading in his study. I start to itch furiously when my mom, every half-hour or so, slowly opens the door to the room where I am writing, peers in and cheerfully chirps, "How's it going?"

I have wonderful parents, and I love them, but after spending last weekend away from them—with zero hives!—I had a troubling thought: Am I allergic to them?

Experts use the term "social allergens" to describe behaviors or habits that drive others nuts. Some of these actions begin to annoy us soon after we meet someone. Others get to us slowly and surely over time.

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Experts call annoying habits 'social allergens' and advise you to ask: Was it intentional? Was it directed at me personally?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 6, 6:54 PM

Other people's habits can be really annoying whilst our own habits are fine!!!!

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Glassdoor Survey: Employees Want More Training Programs, Not Degrees

Glassdoor Survey: Employees Want More Training Programs, Not Degrees | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Recently, a number of analysts and editorialists have attempted to tackle the much-debated question: are degrees and advanced degrees worth it? 


With the jury still out, Glassdoor and market research firm Harris Interactive asked nearly 1,000 U.S. employees about their own opinions on the value of higher education.



A large majority of respondents--82 percent--said that their undergraduate degree has, indeed, helped to boost their career. However, when it comes to further acquiring the skills they need for their job, 72 percent of employees said they value specialized training over earning a degree.

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Employees responding to a Glassdoor survey said they believe they're more likely to advance with greater skills and experience.

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A large majority of respondents--82 percent--said that their undergraduate degree has, indeed, helped to boost their career. However, when it comes to further acquiring the skills they need for their job, 72 percent of employees said they value specialized training over earning a degree.

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What Millennials Can Teach Boomers About Start-up Success

What Millennials Can Teach Boomers About Start-up Success | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Last Spring my college son asked me to proofread his resume and critique his cover letter. I scanned his resume but told him I had no idea how to help him with a cover letter. He pointed to my years of experience in writing cover letters, and still I balked.


Here is the problem. My son was applying for jobs that not only did not exist when I was in high school, but they did not exist when he was in high school. These are companies that measure their tenure in months, rather than years. Their dress codes are not established, their cultures are fluid and there is no clear career path. For parents who have mortgages, tuition payments and IRAs in mind, this can be a scary, or at least unsettling thing. But it shouldn’t be.

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Parents need to understand that their young-adult children don’t want to go to work at a great company they want to create one.

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The Role of Emotions in Effective Negotiations

The Role of Emotions in Effective Negotiations | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A simple view of negotiation presents a cold transaction between what one person has and what the other person is willing to pay for it. If the price is right, the deal gets done.


As anyone who has recently bought a car or sold a house knows, however, negotiations are rarely so dispassionate. As soon as the checkbook comes out a flood of emotions comes out with it—fear, anxiety, competiveness, anger, annoyance—all of which can influence what either side is willing to accept.