“BE CURIOUS, NOT JUDGMENTAL.” –WALT WHITMAN
I’ve been an early morning person for a long time now. I’m enjoying the feel of early morning runs and the calmness it brings. There is just something about the sound of the night time creatures as they start to greet the sun. Here are a few things from the learning, design and technology world to greet you and I hope you get a whole lot of whatever brings calmness to you.
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Why We Hide Some of Our Best Work
In a world where anything visible is likely to be assessed or evaluated, people respond as you would expect them to: They keep the most important things under wraps in an effort to manipulate what others think of them. The incentives run counter to authenticity, productive deviance, and simply getting work done efficiently. (This is an anti-Work Out Loud perspective.)
What PwC Learned from Its Policy of Flexible Work for Everyone
When it comes to flexible workplace policies, the key is to actually be “flexible.” It seems counterintuitive, but having rules in place can work against you. Learn more about what PwC calls “everyday flexibility”.
Talent Stacks and Personal Learning
Yishan Chan talks with Robin Pettered about the idea of personal talent stacks and how to develop your own talent stack. Yishan focuses on how individuals learn from peers, podcasting and side projects as a way of learning. Tune in for more.
Little Known Ways to Write Fascinating Bullet Points
Bullet points are sometimes maligned when people don’t know how to write them effectively. Put a little more time and effort into making yours fascinating (or, at minimum, crystal clear and beneficial), and you’ll see your response increase.
Edit .EPS & .SVG Graphics for Free
This is a great tip for using vector graphics to getting more mileage out of your image library from Tom Kuhlmann. (@TomKuhlmann)
Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany
A few other things just because I can.
Tools & Resources
- Share.link – a new way to share links
- 10 Best Chrome Extension for Designers
- Lunacy – Free graphic design software from Icons8
- Learning While Working Global Virtual Conference September 24/25
- Speaker submissions for the Presentation Ideas online conference now open
- L&D webinars and professional development events calendar by Kari Knisely (@KariKnisely)
You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:
- September 17: Learning Technologies and Design Day
- September 24/25: Learning While Working Global Virtual Conference
- October 22-25: DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop & Concurrent Session
I’m always looking for great people and organizations who want to help people learn and work better. If you’re one of them, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.