Sharlyn Lauby is the president of Internal Talent Management (ITM) which specializes in employee training and human resources consulting. She authors a blog at hrbartender.com. Remember Google Wave? Clearly, Google Buzz has recently overshadowed Google's other hotly anticipated social communication platform, but before you ditch your Wave account, give it a second try.
Employees are being asked to take charge of their careers and their learning. Organizations are training employees to be self-managing. I believe one of the benefits to this approach is that employees can become real rock stars. And not just any kind of rock star…they can become the kind of rock star they want to be. That’s what I took away from today’s Time Well Spent cartoon from our friends at Kronos. I know some people don’t like the label rock star. That’s fine.
I stumbled across an article recently in Training Magazine about “Creating a Continuous Learning Culture”. We’ve talked before about self-learning being a competency that individuals should develop. The thing I found interesting in the article was the focus on daily rituals. The idea being that employees should learn how to develop daily rituals that will help with their learning. When I think of daily rituals, the first thing that comes to mind is my morning routine.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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