Best you might've missed
I'm posting this week's best early because I'm taking tomorrow off to enjoy some rest and relaxation before our crazy conference season starts. Have a great weekend, everybody!
Book report: Resilience at Work: How to Succeed No Matter What Life Throws at You. A study showed that workers who showed resilience and succeeded in the face of change demonstrated "three basic attitudes...: commitment, control, and challenge."
Leading Ideas: Grow the People Around You. The Fast Company blog reports on Jack Welch's new book on leadership and some key points on how leaders can develop the people under them.
"PBS drops its middleman role in college telecourses." The end of an era.
"A Model Patient." A fascinating article from the New Yorker describes how doctors are being trained on sophisticated simulated patients.
A Learning Blogosphere: Parts I and II. How a professor and students used blogging at the University of Michigan.
Educational podcasts. Have you gotten into this new digital trend? Here's a list of podcasts for and about learning. (Thanks, e-learning Centre.)
Definition of emergent workers. The senior VP and chief human resources officer at Spherion defines them at the Future of Work Congress.
"Unleashing Creativity." "Moments of brilliance arise from complex cognitive processes. Piece by piece, researchers are uncovering the secrets of creative thinking." (Thanks, Fast Company blog.)
Keynote on the Semantic Web by Tim Berners-Lee. The inventor of the World Wide Web opened MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference last fall.