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  • Aug 20, 2018

    The Power of Emotional Contagion

    Have you ever had the sense that moods are contagious? Have you noticed that one person’s bad mood can bring down a whole group or, the opposite, one member’s excitement can ripple throughout the entire team?

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  • Aug 13, 2018

    Can AI Bridge the Gaps in Higher Ed?

    As tech innovations become commonplace in classrooms from the grade school level all the way through universities, it’s only a matter of time before artificial intelligence finds its role in education.

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  • Aug 09, 2018

    In Formal Communication, Don't Hedge Your Bets

    Sometimes when certain speakers give presentations, it might be the case that the speakers use a lot of sort of hedging language, and that might possibly diminish them credibility just a little bit by making them sound kind of tentative.

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  • Aug 03, 2018

    Setting Students up for Success: Don’t Just Teach them Content—Teach Them How to Talk about What They Know

    Have you ever sat through a lecture or had a conversation with someone who was a renowned expert in their field and come away feeling like you hadn’t understood a word? This person may be able to understand complex concepts and produce amazing results, from powerful software applications to beautiful advertisements to sleek investor presentations, but if they don’t know how to communicate their expertise in a way that helps their audience get on board, they’ll soon find all that knowledge can only take them so far.

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  • Aug 01, 2018

    How to Get Employees Excited About L&D? Let Them Take the Reins

    One of the chief concerns learning and development leaders face in rolling out talent development programs—whether they’re weekend retreats, day-long seminars, or online courses—is finding a way to show employees their value. Often, the team members who are asked to participate in trainings view them as timewasters that take them away from more pressing commitments. And when employees resent being there, they resent the program and resist the learning.

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  • Jul 25, 2018

    Diversity and Artificial Intelligence in Higher Ed

    In recent months, the buzz about diversity and inclusion in the workplace has grown to a roar, with more and more research and thought leadership being published on the subject and more and more leaders making a commitment to inclusion.

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  • Jul 18, 2018

    What You Say When You Don’t Say a Thing: The Power of Body Language

    Go to YouTube, and pick a video of someone giving a speech. Watch it without any volume. You won’t catch the specifics of what she’s talking about, but can you tell how she feels? Is this a somber event or a celebration? Is the speaker nervous or confident? Does she seem like a capable leader?

    You probably had definitive answers for each of those questions. So how is it that you could glean so much about the speaker and the event without hearing a word that was spoken?

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  • Jul 02, 2018

    Leadership Communication for Women in Charge

    Some of the questions we’re asked most frequently here at Quantified are about the differences in the way men and women should communicate if they want to be perceived as respectable, authoritative leaders. After all, it’s incredible just how often we see women in leadership positions being criticized (or praised, sure, but more often criticized) not for their message, itself, but for the way they deliver it.

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  • Jun 25, 2018

    The Not-So-Soft Skill Every Leader Needs to Succeed

    Soft skills. People skills. Emotional intelligence. These are buzzwords we hear every day. They’re the qualities we should aspire to as professionals and leaders if we want to be successful at inspiring others, elevating our brands, and improving our companies’ bottom lines. But when it comes to defining these skills—not to mention developing them—we have a harder time being concrete. We tend to attribute great people skills to the luck of the draw. Some people are just born with them.

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  • Jun 20, 2018

    Could Tech Be the Great Equalizer in Higher Ed?

    The use of technology in the classroom has traditionally been a touchy subject. Do kids really need to learn from behind screens, with Facebook, Pinterest, and any number of distractions just a click away? But, in grade school and high school classrooms at least, we’re starting to see a shift in mind-set: these days, teachers are starting to see technology (when used appropriately) as an effective tool to personalize learning and increase engagement.

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