Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

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It’s October 31 and at 7am I see my Starbucks barista wearing a giant Starbucks cup for Halloween (much like the pictures on the left). She wobbles a bit because of the extra girth but everyone coming through those newly renovated glass doors smile as she greets them. For the most part, she . . . → Read More: Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

Don't be a Grazlax, it's Clean-Up Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day!

It’s Canada Day today and what better way to honour the unity of three colonies into one country than to clean up one’s cluttered environment.

This can be cleaning up one’s inbox, one’s closet of old clothes, one’s messy workspace, or in my case, today is a good time to clean up . . . → Read More: Don’t be a Grazlax, it’s Clean-Up Canada Day

Which would you choose? Feeling response or Productivity response

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Coming back from Asia, my sleeping patterns always seem to be out of whack. I know, I’ve heard the mom’s give me remedies (which I dutifully followed) and the medical remedies (which I dutifully swallowed), but my circadian rhythm needs 1-2 weeks to adjust. So nothing works.

When you match this with multiple out-of-town trips, then it really . . . → Read More: Which would you choose? Feeling response or Productivity response

It's in the details that will make you a stellar leader...

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In conducting research on stellar leadership approach, a vice president of a healthcare company in New York, said to me “It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader.”  This was echoed by a senior global director at a German marketing firm who said “It could be as simple as a handwritten birthday . . . → Read More: It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader…

When recommendation algorithms don't quite hit the mark: 4 quick questions to keep in mind

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As I was prepping for this week’s blog post, I noticed that WordPress recommended that I purchase another domain name. I laughed since it seems the automated recommendation algorithm came up with the combination of terms of Batman and Robin and thought I’d be interested in purchasing BatmanYap.com for $18/year. First off, GoDaddy is . . . → Read More: When recommendation algorithms don’t quite hit the mark: 4 quick questions to keep in mind

2012 Top Online Collaboration Tools for Learning Professionals

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My Blended Learning students at GBC have asked at a session the other day what online collaboration tools they can use as part of their social learning toolkit since most of them are building blended or purely online curricula for the companies they work for.  Looked at my browser’s favs and here’s my list. You . . . → Read More: 2012 Top Online Collaboration Tools for Learning Professionals

Measuring the value of online communities and networks of practice for business

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How are you measuring the value of your online communities and networks of practice? This research-in-progress paper will showcase an enhancement of the Wenger, et. al. (2011) model for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and the Phillips measurement model linking the value of communities using online social network technologies for . . . → Read More: Measuring the value of online communities and networks of practice for business

How to do an extensive literature review

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A colleague of mine was asking how to do an extensive literature review. Barring resources – time mostly as well as sheer effort and motivation to complete your project – this is the process that I go through…

For example I’d like to do research on leading an outsourcing training department. Here’s how I would . . . → Read More: How to do an extensive literature review

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones

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Migrating from Flickr to Picasa Web

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After joining Google+ this week, it was time to finally move my photos from Flickr to Picasa . Organizing everything in one location makes locating information quicker. Switching between Google documents and then to Flickr then back can be a bit tedious especially when you’re trying to complete a presentation deck.

I needed to find . . . → Read More: Migrating from Flickr to Picasa Web