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Ice Breakers

[ad_1] Easing Group Contribution   Ice breakers can be an effective way of starting a training session or team-building event. As interactive and often fun sessions run before the main proceedings, they help people get to know each other and buy into the purpose of the event. If such a session is well-designed and well-facilitated, it can really help get things off to a great start. By getting to know each other, getting to know the facilitators, and learning about the objectives of the event, people can become more engaged in the proceedings and so contribute more effectively towards a successful outcome. Help people "break the ice." But have you ever been to an event when the ice breaker session went badly?...

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7 Ways to Brighten Your Horizon Forever

[ad_1] Read Books that Make you think Outside the Box! Brighten your horizon by realizing that everyone is your teacher. Gradually, you’ll gravitate to books – reading them will shape and mould your character brick by brick. Over time, they’ll help carve out a masterpiece of an inner canvas, making you consider possibilities you would have never otherwise considered. One idea has the potential to change your life forever if you act on it.“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Sometimes, the most profound insights you have in your life will come through reading one sentence, one quote, in one book. Invest BIG in Yourself Countless people similar to you have made mistakes...

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Golden Rules of Goal Setting

[ad_1] Five Rules to Set Yourself Up for Success Learn five techniques for setting effective goals. Have you thought about what you want to be doing in five years' time? Are you clear about what your main objective at work is at the moment? Do you know what you want to have achieved by the end of today? If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life's direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. Think about it: Having a million dollars in the bank is only proof of success if one of your...

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Degrees of Giving – Being a Generous Leader

[ad_1] Leading With Generosity © iStockphotosmall_frogSow the seeds of growth with generous leadership. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson I am holding in my hand a graceful, inspirational book entitled Ramban's Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It is Necessary to Give by Julie Salamon. The book is based on the teachings of Ramban, a physician and philosopher who, more than a thousand years ago, developed Ramban's Ladder, which outlines the various forms of giving from the lowest – handing out money begrudgingly, as one might to a panhandler – to the highest, helping someone become self-reliant. I have long been meditating on the...

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How to Avoid Generosity Burnout – Protecting "Extra Milers" From Overdoing It

[ad_1] Protecting "Extra Milers" From Overdoing It © GettyImagesPachaiLeknettipProtecting your time can help you to avoid generosity burnout. Keisha knows she shouldn't be thinking about work. It's Sunday afternoon, after all. She should be spending the last hours of the weekend soaking up the sunshine, playing with her two sons in the garden, and helping her husband to set up the barbecue. Instead she's spent most of the day putting together a sales report that her boss needs first thing Monday. She should have got it done well before the end of last week, but, because she stayed late to help with a team evaluation, sat in on a client presentation rehearsal, attended marketing meetings, and dealt with an endless...

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Managing in Nigeria – Working in a Culturally Rich, Vibrant Economy

[ad_1] Working in a Culturally Rich but Divided Country © iStockphotovisual7Explore how to manage effectively in Nigeria. Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, with GDP growth of 6.3 percent in 2014. It boasts lush rain forests and sweeping savannas, a rich cultural heritage, and vibrant music and art. Nigeria is also a country of extremes. For example, rebel groups and terrorist organizations make life dangerous in some regions. In others, however, the friendliness, warmth and hospitality of the Nigerian people shines out. You're likely wondering how to get the best from your team if you're relocating to Nigeria. You might also be concerned for your safety, or feel unsure about which language to start learning before you arrive. In this article,...

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My Week Long Experiment and the Benefits to my Mind and Body

[ad_1] In almost all health and well-being articles I’ve ever read, there’s always one tip that reoccurs every time.  It’s the simplest of things, the easiest advice to follow, and I’m just surprised that more people don’t do it.  It’s not rocket science, it’s not expensive (in fact, it’s pretty much free) and is available to us all. Drink water. I know, I know!  It can be the most boring thing you can think of when it comes to thirst. First thing in the morning when I’m still on autopilot, I’ve usually made and drunk a large cup of strong coffee before I’m properly awake – I need that rocket fuel to get me going!  But with the warmer weather...

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How to Juggle Caregiving Responsibilities and Work – Holding it Together When Work and Care Commitments are Pulling You Apart

[ad_1] Holding It Together When Work and Care Are Pulling You Apart © iStockphotoblackboard1965Do work and care commitments pull you apart? Is there someone who relies on you to take care of them? Perhaps you have a young child, or your partner or another family member has a disability or long-term illness and needs your help. If you're someone's carer, you'll know how difficult it can be to balance these responsibilities with your work demands. Naturally, you want to give your best to both roles, but there are bound to be days when they seem to be mutually exclusive. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to manage the demands on your time. In...

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Adaptive Leadership – Evolving to Thrive in Complex Environments

[ad_1] Evolving to Thrive in Complex Environments © iStockphotoVictorGrowAdapt to your environment during turbulent times, or you’ll get left behind. In 2003, competition in the U.S. consumer electronics market was particularly fierce, with Wal-Mart®, Target® and Costco® threatening to take market share from perennial leaders, Best Buy® and Circuit City®. A Best Buy vice president, Julie Gilbert, recognized that her organization had missed an important opportunity to increase sales. Historically, it had focused on young, male customers, and it had ignored the significant influence that women had in the market. Following this insight, Best Buy made its stores more appealing to female customers. It widened the aisles for baby strollers, softened the harsh lighting, and lowered the volume of the...

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How To Diet: DON’T

[ad_1] You're reading How To Diet: DON’T, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. HOW TO DIET: DON’T Have you been searching for the perfect diet? Reading all those diet plans people are trying to sell to you, and struggling to pick or choose which one would help   you the most? Well let me tell you the secret to successful dieting…DON’T. How to Not Diet At least, not in the traditional way. You see, people that make diet plans, food replacement pills, or magic weight loss programs are, surprise, just trying to get money! You are looking to better yourself and achieve a...

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