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3 productivity experts list useless tasks we need to cut from our to-do lists

We asked 3 productivity experts what useless tasks we need to cut from our to-do lists — and they all said the same thing

http://www.businessinsider.com/do-not-email-in-morning-2017-10

“Forbes reported 66% of respondents to one productivity study said they check their inboxes first thing in the morning.”

“But Schlueter, Tate, and Bregman have some suggestions for mitigating an overflowing inbox without sacrificing your own productivity.

• Stop using email for back-and-forth conversations between groups.

• Pick up the phone whenever possible.

•  Use email filters to organize your inbox.

• Limit your inbox-checking to a certain amount of time, preferably toward the end of the day.”

Stephen

Posted on: November 11, 2017, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Search Tips Infographic

Search Tips Infographic

http://cogscilibrarian.blogspot.ca/2017/11/search-tips-infographic.html

Stephanie Willen  created this infographic to help teach students some of the fun tips-n-tricks to searching Google. She  developed it for a presentation by my colleague, Livis Freeman. He’s going to ask his students to search UNC basketball players and he asked me for some tips that he could share with them.

Brought to you by Livis Freeman & Stephanie Brown @UNC’s School of Media & Journalism, November 3, 2017 .

Piktochart made this super easy!
Stephen

Posted on: November 11, 2017, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/what-happens-in-an-internet-minute-in-2017

Stephen

Posted on: November 10, 2017, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

A Crash Course on Leadership

A Crash Course on Leadership

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2017/11/a_crash_course_1.shtml

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“Here’s pretty much everything you need to know about being a good leader — whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the Director of a 5-person non-profit. Ready?

Connect: If you want to lead people, you will need to begin by connecting with them, as in develop some kind of trusting relationship. No one is going to follow a leader they haven’t bonded with. You may get compliance. You may even get cooperation. But you won’t get commitment. What can you do to more powerfully connect with the people you are working with?

Enable: The key to being a successful leader is finding a way to empower the people who have been attracted to your business or project. If people are intrinsically motivated and have room to move, they will create magic. If not, they will merely go through the motions. How can you enable the people you are working with to be self-starting and inspired to give their best?

Listen You might be the leader, but that does not mean that you know everything. Indeed, you will need to learn a lot if you expect to succeed in your leadership role. The simplest way to learn is to listen. Identify the people who know something you don’t and listen to them. And, even if you think you know more than others, listen anyway. If people are going to give their best, they need to know that someone is listening. And that someone is you. What can you do, this week, to become a better listener?

Respect: No matter what role anyone in your organization or volunteer group is playing, they are a human being first. And human beings have a gigantic need to be respected. Not just for what they do, but for who they are… and how they feel… and what ideas they are bringing to the table. In what ways can you express your respect for the people you are leading? Cue Aretha Franklin.”

Stephen

Posted on: November 10, 2017, 6:09 am Category: Uncategorized

Thanks to streaming, Americans are listening to more music than ever before

Thanks to streaming, Americans are listening to more music than ever before

http://www.businessinsider.com/technology-is-changing-the-way-americans-listen-to-music-2017-11

Chart of the Day 11/7 graphic

Stephen

Posted on: November 9, 2017, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

5 Ways to Use Comic Creation in Elementary School Classrooms

5 Ways to Use Comic Creation in Elementary School Classrooms

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/11/5-ways-to-use-comic-creation-in.html#.WgCIUlUrLcs

This would work well for many ages in public libraries and creates the story-boarding skill.

Stephen

Posted on: November 9, 2017, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

Tax SeasonCBC SecureDrop Why you’re addicted to your smartphone: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Why you’re addicted to your smartphone: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/addicted-to-smartphone-marketplace-cheat-sheet-1.4387178

Stephen

Posted on: November 8, 2017, 11:04 am Category: Uncategorized