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In contrast to existing communities, new ones lack a social identity, an established way of participation and assurances of reward or value. These are the foundation of the Community Engagem...
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The brainstorming process was popularized in the 1950s by Alex Osborn, an advertising executive at Barton, Batton, Durstine, & Osborn (BBDO).
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Give people time to think by themselves prior to the brainstorm, so everyone has a chance to take his or her thought process in a unique direction.
A potential consequence of brainstorming is convergent thinking: the tendency for individuals’ ideas to become increasingly similar over the course of a brainstorming session.
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Many ambitious people don't stay aware of how their time is spent.
Track the time you spend on work and personal tasks. For extra clarity, assign an hourly rate to your time based...
Failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. Making mistakes may cost you, but far worse is to refuse to learn from them.
When a setback occurs, take time first to pinpoint what went wrong. Then set benchmarks for fixing it.
Can you contact the people you most want to influence?
Growing your email list is crucial to building your following. Invest in an e-mail management tool and take full advantage of the features they offer. Make daily assessments. And if your numbers do not show ongoing growth and engagement, you are not connecting with the right crowd.
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Group norms are the set of informal and formal ground rules that specify how people interact. The rules help members of the group determine how to behave. Advantages of clear g...
Every team has rules, but few are intentionally crafted. This could have a negative impact. For example:
Setting up norms is easiest when the team is first created. It may take a special meeting at the start, but it saves time and diminish problems down the road.
Shifting group norms in an established team is possible, too. Cultivate positive behavioral expectations on high-functioning teams.
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