Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life and Leadership – YouTube

During a student-led interview at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Oprah Winfrey shares seminal moments of her career journey and the importance of list…

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On listening to your instincts:

"I call it your emotional GPS system that allows you to make the best decisions for yourself."

On failure:

"Failure is just that thing trying to move you in another direction."

On finding your calling:

"The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself, ‘What is the next right move? What is the next right move?’ and then, from that space, make the next right move and the next right move."

On luck:

"My definition of luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity."

On being a black woman:

"I don’t look at people through color. I didn’t get to be where I am and who I am by looking at the color of people’s skin. I really, literally, took Martin Luther King at his word. "

On what her own Lean In-style book would be called:

"Mine would not be Lean In; it would be Step Up into yourself."

On leadership:

"I know that one of the things that is so important that happens here at the graduate school is that you have leaders who are self-actualized and understand what your contribution to change the world can be. You can only do that if you know yourself. You cannot do it unless you take the time to know who you are and why you are here."

On her purpose:

"The real reason I am here is to help people connect to themselves and the higher ideas of consciousness. I am here to raise consciousness. In the beginning, I didn’t realize that. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I have a show.’"

On philanthropy:

"My decisions now are both emotional and logical, meaning that I choose education but I am going to do it in a way that it is actually going to benefit the person that I am serving, and it can’t just be, ‘Oh, I want to help people.’"

On what not to say to yourself:

"Stop the crazy mind chatter in your head that tells you all the time that you are not good enough."

On what to say to yourself:

"Relax, relax. It’s going to be OK. It’s really going to be OK."


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How An Iterative Process Facilitates Empathetic Learning Design

In Design Thinking, there is an emphasis on empathetic design. To create an empathetic design, the learning must be, in part, designed by the end user.

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SAM (SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION MODEL)  is a different approach to the development of instructional design products that addresses the performance need through iterations, repeated small steps, rather than with perfectly executed giant steps. SAM challenges the notion of moving through a linear process (like ADDIE) from Analysis to Evaluation as an effective strategy for designing learning events intending to produce greater performance. SAM addresses the roadblocks we all face (product quality, meeting timelines and budgets, and managing SMEs). – Michael Allen

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Google and SPARK Put Notable Women on the Map

Google has teamed up with the SPARk movement to create a new feature highlighting women throughout history from all over the world.

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SPARK stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance and Knowledge. It’s an organisation that encourages healthy sexuality and promotes gender equality in all areas, including on the Web.


What strikes me about the SPARK movement is how young the people involved are. The movement is aimed at girls aged 13-22 and all of the research and work behind the project with Google was done by a team of girls the same age.


The app, like the movement, relies on people getting involved and letting them know about notable women in their area or even from your own home. So far, there are over 100 women from history noted on the app, and anyone can go online and nominate someone they feel is left out.


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61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

While the key There are so many metrics on social media that it’s hard to know which ones you should be looking out for. Here we pick out the ones to know and ignore

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While the key focus of this particular article does seem to be marketing, the principles are readiuly adapted to tracking engagement and impact in relation to academic writing – grey literature often inhabits the space of social media and understanding these metrics can assist with detemining the social impact of your writing.

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