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Fixed v. Growth mindset

A growth mindset opens pathways to creativity, and inspire higher goals and more achievement. But there’s a catch: maintaining a growth mindset is HARD.

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Your Path through Agile Fluency

Agile methods are solidly in the mainstream, but that popularity hasnt been without its problems. Organizational leaders are complaining that theyre not getting the benefits from Agile they expected. This article presents a model of Agile fluency that will help you achieve Agiles benefits. Fluency evolves through four distinct stages, each with its own benefits, costs of adoption, and key metrics.

via Your Path through Agile Fluency.

How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is often a matter of subtraction, not addition.Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things:

via How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips | Inc.com.

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do | Inc. 5000

10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do | Inc. 5000.

How Recruiters See Your Resume – Business Insider

Although we may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters’ decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of “six seconds before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision” on candidates.

The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to “record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task.”

via How Recruiters See Your Resume – Business Insider.

Advice on Attracting Good Developers – Samuel Mullen

During the dot-com boom of the late 90’s, much ado was made about the many perks offered by companies used to attract developers: ping pong and pool tables, catered lunches, video game rooms, alcohol, sign-on bonuses, and oh yeah, stock options! Today, some of those perks are just running gags, but others have become standard to the modern tech company.

A lot has changed in the past fifteen years, but not the need for good developers. The big companies still offer all the crazy benefits to attract top talent (just think of every story you’ve heard about what it’s like to work at Google), and sometimes they just buy companies to acquire the developers therein.

via Advice on Attracting Good Developers – Samuel Mullen.

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks | News | TechRadar UK

With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world’s best tablet device.

It’s also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple’s iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand.

Here we present 50 really useful iPad 2 tips. We cover everything from customising your Home screen through to getting more from built-in apps like Mail and Safari.

via 50 really useful iPad tips and tricks | News | TechRadar UK.

HOW TO: Hire Top Talent in Emerging Industries

Here in the Bay Area, hundreds of lesser-known startups have plans for massive hiring growth this year. That’s always a challenge, but even greater when hiring for positions that didn’t exist three years ago. How do you find experienced employees for a completely new industry?

Many fast growing companies in emerging industries, such as social gaming, green tech, cloud technologies, and mobile development are experiencing the same thing. It’s a problem created by successful innovators. By 2015, 60% of new jobs being created will require skills only held by 20% of the population, according to a report from the American Society for Training and Development.

So how do you hire hundreds of community managers, super moderators, gaming producers and social media marketing specialists when there just aren’t enough qualified people looking for work?

via HOW TO: Hire Top Talent in Emerging Industries.