Web 2.0 technologies are changing the ways we can do personal learning: Information and content aggregators may come in handy for training activities.
The English Learning Corner set by the Istituto Diplomatico (using Netvibes) is an excellent example of these possibilities. The service gathers and organizes links to relevant sites and RSS feeds devoted to English language learning. It shows how an aggregation service can provide a personal learning environment.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”. – Albert Einstein
Timetables, time management, running time: time has become a scarce resource in the galloping 21st century. Technological innovation processes made our daily life easier and more comfortable, but also time-starved. Notwithstanding smartphones and ultra-high speed internet connections, problems still need time to be solved.
Joanne Cantor provides 5 tips to a profitable and healthy use of time:
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Today, people in leadership roles are almost everywhere. But playing this role does not necessarily make a person a good leader.
To identify what are you good at and where your skills need further development, there are some quiz questions that can help you.
If you want to try one, just read more on: http://bit.ly/fQurc.
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Ancient philosophers can teach business leaders how to help employees live better and reach eudaimonia.
The article “What can business leaders learn from ancient Greek philosophers?” (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/business-learn-from-ancient-philosophers) describes some techniques used by ancient philosophers which can help achieve the “good life”:
- Dare to disagree (Socrates)
- Let people seek fulfillment (Aristotle)
- Be a good role model (Plutarch)
- Build a resilient mid-set (Epictetus)
- Keep track of your ethical progress (Rufus)
- The art of happiness (Epicurus)
The theme of Diplocalendar 2013 was inspired by Mark Twain’s quotation that: “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them”.
Diplomats, like many other professionals, must read, understand, synthesise and make sense of newspapers, magazines, emails, official reports and so many other things related to their daily work. But there is so much else to read both for pleasure and to deepen our knowledge.
Having a bad day? Do you need a bit of encouragement to move through it? One of the best things you can do is writing some simple sentences down and keep them in mind!
Here it is a quote by Lifehack that could inspire you:
If you want to read 12 more quotations, take a look at http://bit.ly/16RsZK4
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