33 Ways to Boost Your Career When You're Bored at Work. You’ve taken on new projects. You’ve gone above and beyond. You’ve talked to your boss about additional responsibilities and gotten the old “definitely—once we have a position open / more budget / don’t need you to focus on X anymore.” Frankly, you’re bored with your job.
And while sometimes, that’s a sign that you should hightail it out of there, others it’s a matter of keeping yourself moving forward (and not gouging your eyes out) until the next busy season, new client, or promotion comes along. If you’re in that boat, you’re in luck: Here’s a roundup of things you can do in the office or during off-hours to up your professional game even when your current job isn’t exactly doing it for you. If You Want to Network 1. Pick books that are related to your field—or a general business read that everyone can get some use out of, like something from the 99U book series or Good to Great. 2.
Have a few friends in your field you see from time to time at industry events? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop) Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to constantly discover new ideas, new thinking, new resources in order to stay up to date in your industry or profession. Why is this important? For individuals: The half life of a piece of knowledge is 5 years, so a college degree will likely be out of date long before the loan is paid off. This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to acquire or refine their own digital learning strategies, and/or for educators and workplace learning professionals who want to consider how to help others (students, employees) to do so too.
Workshop Agenda Each week of this 8-week online workshop focuses on a different set of skills and tools as explained briefly below. How the workshop runs Feedback. Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop) Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age | Modern Workplace Learning Centre. Public online workshop runs: 5 May – 6 June 2014 About the Workshop The Networked Age demands a new set of learning skills and tools.
In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and skills in formal courses but acquiring a set of modern learning skills to “learn the new”, ie constantly discovering new ideas, new thinking, new resources to stay up to date in your industry or profession. Why are these modern learning skills important? For individuals The half life of a piece of knowledge is 5 years. A college degree will likely be out of date long before the loan is paid off.There is no such thing as a job for life – only a life of jobs. For organisations: Today’s workplace requires that successful employees keep pace and continually learn new procedures, strategies and technologies to stay abreast of developments in their fields.
For education Workshop Agenda How the workshop runs This workshop is suitable for To book a place on this Workshop. LearningaboutLearning.pdf. Publications - Research Matters - to the Science Teacher. Research Matters - to the Science Teacher No. 9802 March, 1998 Metacognitive Strategies To Help Students Learning How To LearnJoseph D. Novak, Department of Education, Cornell University Introduction Strategies to help people learn go back to our educational origins.
For example, Socrates developed the technique of Socratic questioning, where he sequentially asked questions to draw out the knowledge he believed was in the minds of all persons, slave or emperor. While there is still much we do not know about learning, we know that knowledge must be acquired by the individual, and that knowledge previously learned influences the acquisition of new knowledge. We know that learning can be essentially by rote memorization, with little interaction with previous learning (and usually very short retention) to highly meaningful learning where the learner integrates new concepts, propositions and images into previously acquired structures. References Novak, J. Novak, J. Novak, J. Novak, J. Metacognition.pdf. Book/chapter6.pdf. PKM in 40 Days. How do you make sense of all the data, information, and knowledge that passes by you each day? How do you connect with other professionals outside your organization? How do you stay current in your field and ready for career changes?
The discipline of PKM helps to develop four core work skills, identified by the Institute for the Future: sense-making; social intelligence; new media literacy; and cognitive load management. The Personal Knowledge Mastery workshop, conducted over 40 days, comprises 18 activities (60–90 minutes each), spaced through six weeks, in addition to resources, links, and tips. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday a new assignment is posted in the online community space.
This workshop has had hundreds of participants from around the world. See workshop outline below. The current workshop started on 11 April 2016 (registration closes Friday, 15 April) Registration: $(US)329 per person Workshop participants come from a wide variety of organizations, including: Introduction. Recommended Reading List. Here are some brief reviews of some books we've recommended that aim to support your 70:20:10 implementation journey. We encourage members to share their insights into these books and any others that have helped shape their thinking and drive action. Don't forget to follow this post to receive updates with new books and comments from members. Full list: Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance Jay Cross Most learning in the workplace is informal. Jay Cross is one of the ‘fathers’ of modern workplace learning. “Formal learning is like riding a bus: the driver decides where the bus is going; the passengers are along for the ride.
Show Your Work Jane Bozarth Jane Bozarth’s ‘Show Your Work’ explores ways that tacit knowledge can be shared and exploited. This book focuses on the ‘missing link’ from the majority of curricula, courses and programs. The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media Joseph A. Ask what value you can add. Remember when someone older than you first got an email account? They probably sent you at least one joke, and it was likely to a long list of recipients. Actually, they probably sent a lot of jokes. There is a similar phenomenon with social media.
While it may not be jokes, we are inundated with over-sharing of the same stuff. First of all, there is a difference between sharing and making something public. For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. As good social learners, sharing is not as important as knowing when to share. The most important and difficult part of PKM is sense-making. There are some people who are very good at curation, adding value to everything they post. Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing.
The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities. 100 Life Goals list - Below Zero to Hero. In late 2004, just before I turned 30, I started a life goals list which later became the basis of this site. My intention is to accomplish all my goals in ten years, just before I turn 40. I highly recommend making your own list. Besides the clarity and direction you will experience in the goal setting process, you are more likely to accomplish your goals if you make them public. Download my FREE ebook, Design Your Dream Year, to help you set and achieve those goals. Fitness Goals 1. Financial Goals 1. Want 6000 ideas for FREE? Click here to get my eBook, The Great Bucket List – 6000 ideas to do before you die, for FREE! Knowledge Goals 1. Spiritual Goals 1. Business & Career Goals 1. Social & Family Goals 1. Traveling Goals 1. Adventure Goals 1. Creative Goals 1. Other Goals 1.
Enjoy setting your own goals and don’t forget to download my FREE ebook, “Design Your Dream Year”, to help you set and achieve them. Live Out The Dream! P.S Looking for more ideas? 6000 Bucket List Ideas for FREE. Top 100 Goals & Dreams | Leadership to Freedom. One of the things I’ve learned about success from all the reading I’ve been doing is the importance of thinking big, setting goals, and programming your subconscious mind. One of the ways I’m doing that is by creating a list of some of the accomplishments I plan on achieving, including some BIG ones.
Napoleon Hill, in ‘Think and Grow Rich’ said “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve”. In the ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ David Schwartz goes into the importance of having big goals, of constantly telling yourself that you can achieve them and that you will achieve them. He goes into the concept of having two different voices in your mind, the negative – which tells you why you can’t do something, and the positive, which will tell you how you can.
It’s up to us to decide which one we are going to listen to. Whichever we start concentrating on will be the one we hear. It’s time to start talking to ourselves about something positive instead of listening to our negative. Tools and Products of Seek-Sense-Share | Karen Jeannette. Do I need another online tool for work or learning? I use or have used a little over half of the Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014 compiled by Jane Hart. I wanted to know: Why am I using these tools? How do they support my learning and work in online environments? Should I consider using a new tool? Take a tool off my list? I began to answer that question by mapping out how I use these tools as part of a PKM routine using Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share framework. I’m simplifying here, but ‘Seek’ is an input – how we gather information. What Seek-Sense-Share looks like to me Near the edges of my routine Seek-Sense-Share process, I found intermediary processes: collect, capture, organizegroup collaborationcreate These intermediary processes help me move between Seek, Sense, or Share.
Seek-Sense-Share including intermediary processes (blue) for moving between Seek > Sense > Share Next, I mapped out how I was using online tools to fit with my Seek-Sense-Share process. Group Collaboration Tools. Becoming-a-social-learning-practitioner.pdf.