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Introduction to! - As you may have heard, Central HR has just switched the campus e-Learning provider to With its anywhere, anytime video based platform, we feel that Lynda will revolutionize new skill adoption & professional development at UC Berkeley. At the 20 day mark, our user adoption is through the roof, with a whopping 400+ hours of content having already been viewed by staff.
Creativity in Challenging Times – What I See Working Right Now - Stressed? Overwhelmed? Discover two actions you can easily take to cultivate creativity for groups and yourself. My work facilitating planning discussions throughout UC provides a robust ‘lab’ for enhancing group creativity.
Matías Tarnopolsky Creativity: The Human Resource - Creativity is about challenging ourselves to think in new ways, and to be willing to explore places and spaces we think we already know well, or those we have never before visited. Just as important, creativity is also about basic things like developing good work habits, perseverance, and the absolute—fearless, in fact—willingness to try, and to try again. Most importantly, all of this must be grounded in ethics and values.
Recommendation: TED Talk: What I learned from 100 days of rejection by Jia Jiang - This Talk is amazing. Jia Jiang talks about how his childhood fears were holding him back. Then how he learned to stare down and work through his fears.
Recommendation: Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning - We all know now that it is critical that we keep learning in our lives in order to keep growing and to keep up with changes in our jobs and in the world. This interesting article in the Harvard Business Review talks about how we also need to unlearn.
The Impact of Advisers of Color - UC Berkeley is attempting to address the underrepresentation of faculty of color in relation to their roles addressing campus culture, climate, and diversity. Where are similar efforts for staff, specifically advisors of color?
Recommendation: Cultivating Collaboration TED Talk - This talk illustrates how sometimes those who "stars" only appear to be stars because they are repressing everyone else's productivity. Further more, when toxic situations and defensiveness can be reduced in the workplace trust goes up and everyone is happier and more productive as a result.
6 Ways to Energize and Be Well 6 Ways to Energize and Be Well - Other than money, if you could have more of one thing, what would it be? If you answered time or energy, you are probably part of the majority. With busy schedules, long commutes and the expectation to multitask, it’s no wonder so many of us lack the time, energy and motivation to exercise or cook a healthy meal, and sometimes have trouble being fully engaged at work or home. The good news is that there are many simple, daily practices that can boost your energy, which may help you become more engaged and productive at work, therefore helping you get more out of your time.
Three Benefits to Mindfulness at Work - Research says mindfulness works for individuals. But does it work in the bottom-line-driven workplace, or is it just a frivolous feel-good program? This is the question tackled in a growing number of studies. Here are three ways, based on four recent studies, that cultivating moment-to-moment awareness might improve workplaces.
Why Attitude is More Important Than IQ - Failure is information and with a growth mindset, attitude is everything. This insightful article provides a useful infographic on the differences between fixed and growth mindset, and why attitude or EQ is more important than IQ. Tops tips include: Don’t stay helpless, be passionate, take… Read more...
Professional Development was last modified: February 9th, 2017 by admin