June 16, 2005

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Best you might've missed Here are the articles and resources I found most interesting, intriguing, or helpful recently. Organizations "Can Executives Job Share?" This article asks and answers that question with a real-life example, excerpted from Havard Business Review. Just in Time Meeting Attendance. It may not ever be possible, but wouldn't it be great if you could just show up for the parts of meetings that you need? Also see What's Your Agenda? "Good Managers Focus on Employees' Strengths, Not Weaknesses." From the author of First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently and The One Thing You Need to Know. "The Resilience Inventory: Seven Essential Skills for Overcoming Life's Obstacles and Determining Happiness." "Organizations can positively impact their bottom line by...taking key steps to boost resilience within their organizations." HR "Say You Want a Revolution: How BPO is Changing HR." From the new Workforce Performance Solutions magazine. "Why HR Gets No Respect." Three reasons from BusinessWeek Online. E-Learning Learning Objects R.I.P. Are learning objects dead? Alan Levine discusses the issue on his CogDogBlog. Ivy League E-Learning. "How eCornell helps Cornell University translate and enrich the classroom experience for purposes of online executive and professional education." "The Business of Life: E-Learning Threatens Publishers." Publishing companies are feeling the heat from course materials posted online. Study Suggests Online Learning Can Break Down Barriers. "Online learning resources and mentoring programmes could boost the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds entering higher education." Emergent learning "Corporations Entering Brave New World of Blogs." More and more companies are getting into the blogging game. Also see "Wikis, Weblogs and RSS: What Does the New Internet Mean for Business?" Trends The World is Flat video. Here's an online video from Thomas Friedman, who made such a big splash lately with his new book. Tools QuickVerbalTatics.com. This website provides a wealth of information on effective communication and its use in disarming conflict. (Thanks, LifeHacker.)

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