Top Ten Links Week 22

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/28/2010 thru 6/3/2010

1. Managing the Productivity Paradox – HBR IdeaCast – I love these podcast from Harvard Business Review. I’m also very interested in what work and doesn’t work in the workplace. Tony Schwartz talks about what is needed to renew and re-energize yourself at work.

Featured Guest: Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance. He is also the author of the HBR article The Productivity Paradox: How Sony Pictures Gets More Out of People by Demanding Less.

2. When Online Gripes Are Met With a Lawsuit - after creating a Facebook group to complain about the company that towed his car, the towing company filed a defamation suit.

3. Libraries have right to filter Internet, but maybe shouldn’t

4. It’s an amazing time to be a learner – Howard Rheingold interviews Will Richardson about

“passionate participation” and “connectedness literacies,” and his concrete examples that illustrate why and how it is, in his words, “an amazing time to be a learner.”

5. “Libs need to give up notion question answering is core service of the lib. It’s not” via @buffyjhamilton @aarontay from Facebook social Q&A service is the harbinger of the death of reference

A market now exists for fulfilling information needs. Libraries are one player in that market, but only one player, and not the best known or maybe even the best. The bar to entry into that market is low, so there will be more entrants. When what was formerly a solo operator in a market space suddenly faces competition, said operator must change its business model or go out of business. My conclusion? Libraries need to give up the notion that question answering is a core service of the library.

6. 21% of young adults would turn down a job if it didn’t allow access social network sites or their personal email - a short article with some facts and stats about social networking sites at work.

7. Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age – Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, analyzes three common strands of current thought about education and the Internet.

First is the idea that the instant availability of information online makes the memorization of facts unnecessary or less necessary. Second is the celebration of the virtues of collaborative learning as superior to outmoded individual learning. And third is the insistence that lengthy, complex books, which constitute a single, static, one-way conversation with an individual, are inferior to knowledge co-constructed by members of a group.

8. great resource! RT @disobedientlib: Social Learning Academy: How to use Social Media in Education & Workplace

The Social Learning Academy is intended for learning professionals  – in Workplace Learning and Education – who are new to social media and would like to find out more about the different social technologies and their application to learning

9. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe

  1. I have a flawed and incomplete understanding of what it feels like to work for me.
  2. My success — and that of my people — depends largely on being the master of obvious and mundane things, not on magical, obscure, or breakthrough ideas or methods.
  3. Having ambitious and well-defined goals is important, but it is useless to think about them much. My job is to focus on the small wins that enable my people to make a little progress every day.
  4. One of the most important, and most difficult, parts of my job is to strike the delicate balance between being too assertive and not assertive enough.
  5. My job is to serve as a human shield, to protect my people from external intrusions, distractions, and idiocy of every stripe — and to avoid imposing my own idiocy on them as well.
  6. I strive to be confident enough to convince people that I am in charge, but humble enough to realize that I am often going to be wrong.
  7. I aim to fight as if I am right, and listen as if I am wrong — and to teach my people to do the same thing.
  8. One of the best tests of my leadership — and my organization — is “what happens after people make a mistake?”
  9. Innovation is crucial to every team and organization. So my job is to encourage my people to generate and test all kinds of new ideas. But it is also my job to help them kill off all the bad ideas we generate, and most of the good ideas, too.
  10. Bad is stronger than good. It is more important to eliminate the negative than to accentuate the positive.
  11. How I do things is as important as what I do.
  12. Because I wield power over others, I am at great risk of acting like an insensitive jerk — and not realizing it.

10. Who Says Young People Don’t Care about Online Privacy?- a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project proves that young people do care about privacy.

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