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November Professional Development Links: Everything from Yoga to Ted Talks

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This month we’ve come across a variety of professional development links we think could help everyone at every stage of their career improve skills and quality of work life. Check them out and let us know what you think.


In a recent study by the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, they found that LinkedIn users report that “LinkedIn may have excellent potential as a professional development tool. The findings from this study indicate that adults are receptive to incorporating LinkedIn for their professional development.”

Are you on LinkedIn? Read an article on the study from Science Daily here.

Understanding Natural Abilities

The Highlands Company is honored to guest author an article in The National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence Magazine. Read “Natural Abilities: Beyond Basic Understanding“.

Seek Your Passion

This TedTalk was shared with us by one of our consultants. If you’re seeking your passion, this is a must watch!

Video Observation

The Center for Education and Policy Research at Harvard University has published the “Best Foot Forward: Video Observation Toolkit” to provide practical guidance for educators in using video observations to accelerate professional development. While intended for school teachers, the four components of the toolkit contain valuable information and tools for anyone interested in recording their presentations and improving their teaching skills.

Yoga for Desk Dwellers

Work at a desk all day and feel stiff and sore at the end of the day? Check out this yoga routine for desk dwellers on Pop Sugar.

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