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Want better work-at-home productivity? Put on some pants
Working at home is attractive for a multitude of reasons, one of which is you can wear whatever you want. However, that business-extremely-casual attitude could affect your productivity, your drive and your will to abstain from Grand Theft Auto 5 when you're supposed to be elbows-deep in email.
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Navigate conferences wisely to maximize professional development dollars
Huffington Post
Seeking out professional development opportunities is essential for the modern-day careerist. Professional development can also be a retreat for your mind, body and career spirit. This can be a great opportunity to gain resources, foster new relationships and make connections — but only if you know how to make the most of a conference.
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How consultants can market like a thought leader
The biggest marketing mystery for professionals, consultants and small service businesses is how to attract high-paying clients on a regular and consistent basis. The key is to be a thought leader who is sought and bought, not just another professional who has to continually tell and sell to find clients.
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It does apply to you: Bridging the gender gap in business
Alan Joyce via LinkedIn
Qantas Airways Ltd. has a senior management team that is 30 percent female. Its 10-member board includes three women. Alan Joyce, CEO and managing director, says that's no accident. "When we put our top 500 managers through training on unconscious bias, many of them were surprised at how it challenged their assumptions — and motivated to act on it."
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Rethinking learning: The modern model for learning in the digital age
3GSelling via Citrix
It is well established and widely accepted that the training industry is 
undergoing massive change, largely as a result of technology. But has anything really changed? More important, has the exponential progress of 
technology — which has improved so many aspects of our lives — done anything to improve learning?

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How do you know what you think you know?
Harvard Business Review
Friedrich Nietzsche notoriously asserted: "There are no facts, only interpretations." Understood one way — that there are no objective truths — his remark seems quite clearly false. But if he meant that people very often confuse their interpretations with the facts, he could be on to something.
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