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19 Quotes to Inspire Self-Control, Focus, and Action

[ad_1] Tell me you haven’t had this happen to you. You have an important project or exam and you really need to focus, but every time you sit down you just seem to get distracted. It’s happened to me, hundreds, maybe even thousands of times. No matter how important it is, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the task in front of us. We find ourselves constantly getting interrupted by social media, friends, other obligations, or even just unrelated thoughts that seem to pop up. There are many reasons this could be. Sometimes we need to rest, others we need to eat. It could be that we need to strengthen our willpower, or that we need to improve...

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4 Tactics to Take Control of Your Career

[ad_1] Millennials—a word synonymous with labels such as lazy, demanding, entitled, impatient and disrespectful. Is it any wonder that many Millennials are finding a less-than-welcoming workplace environment? A shocking clash of culture between Millennial employees and top-down management can create a very hostile and unsuccessful experience. This lack of understanding is forcing many Millennials to quickly exit their newfound, hard-fought-for jobs in just a matter of months. So, what’s a Millennial to do? Stand up and fight for your right to contribute! Don’t give up at the first sign of negativity—instead, consider using one or more of the tactics below to demonstrate the value you bring. Text messages, instant messages, email and social media messaging are amazing tools that Millennials...

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Pink's Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework – Encouraging Self-Motivation

[ad_1] © GettyImagesfranckreporterGive your people the freedom to build and share their expertise. Why do you work? What's your motivation? Is it the prospect of that end-of-year bonus? The promotion that you've been promised? Or do you just, quite simply, love what you do? Many people work in environments that are dominated by "stick and carrot" motivation: do well and you'll get a reward, but do badly and you'll be punished. However, with this approach, the satisfaction of doing a job well can often get lost in the drive for praise and promotion. Research on employee engagement suggests that people perform better when they are motivated. But there's still widespread debate about whether traditional motivational strategies, like "stick and carrot," really work....

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3 Convenient Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner

[ad_1] Lifelong learning is a buzzword today, and it’s easy to see why. The massive changes in technology and the changing nature of work are reasons to sharpen our skills and expand our knowledge. We need to be lifelong learners, but how? When people hear “lifelong learning” they often think of getting another degree or taking university-level classes. They dread the costs and time commitment associated with these options. And the caliber of massive open online courses (MOOCs) can range drastically. However, there are high-quality, inexpensive alternatives to consider. The Great Courses Plus have lifelong learners in mind. It’s an on-demand video service of lectures that cover a range of subjects: history, science, philosophy, economics and finance, travel, and music...

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Episode 44: Gaining Digital Confidence

[ad_1] Peter and Dan revisit Peter’s 6 D’s of exponentials framework and discuss a new thinking tool created to help entrepreneurs measure how they are using technology in their companies and their lives.   In this episode: Peter describes the origin story of the 6 D’s of exponentials and why the concept has held true over this period of rapid change. Dan explains his thinking tool to help entrepreneurs measure their technology use and his belief that, when we first use a new technology, we must build confidence by finding a use case that fits with our everyday experience. Peter and Dan discuss humanity’s ability to make constant progress using tools to build better tools, and their shared belief that...

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5 Unusual Techniques to Stay Confident Under Extreme Pressure

[ad_1] You freeze. Your mind races furiously, as you try to come up with a reply. Time seems to stretch forever while everyone in the room looks at you for an answer, the silence growing louder every second. You know the work inside out, but yet, at this crucial moment, your mind seems to have shut down. And you can’t help thinking: What is wrong with me? Why does my mind always freeze when I need it most? I am so embarrassed. Why can’t I be like other people who are calm and confident? The truth is, mind freeze is absolutely normal and there’s nothing to feel ashamed of. It’s simply our body’s way of reacting and protecting us when...

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Lean Manufacturing – Working More Efficiently by Tackling Waste

[ad_1] © GettyImagesantos777Adopt lean manufacturing to streamline your operation. Have you ever had to wait for someone to finish a task before you could start your own work? Or maybe your team has too many meetings, which are taking up valuable production time. It is unproductive and a poor use of resources to waste time and effort like this. It can affect the quality of your product, which may ultimately result in customer dissatisfaction. So, how can you tackle waste, be more efficient, and keep your clients happy? Adopting "lean manufacturing" is one possible solution. It is a practical framework that focuses on the elimination of waste and the continuous improvement of production. In this article, we'll explore the five-step lean...

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Newsletter 497: Dust off That Job Description!

[ad_1] Dust off That Job Description! When was the last time that you looked at your or your team members' job descriptions? Chances are, they've sat untouched in a drawer since the day they were agreed.But they should be "live," meaningful tools that provide you and your people with a sense of purpose and value. You can find out how to achieve this with our article, How to Use Job Descriptions.To create that sense of purpose, you can write job descriptions that tie in with your organization's Mission Statements and Vision Statements. Also, you can look at your own job description using Job Analysis, to identify your key objectives and...

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Get Out the Microscope: The Flaw with the Big Picture

[ad_1] I’ve always been a ‘big picture’ kind of gal. This characteristic has served me well throughout my life, manifesting itself in my relentless drive to attain what I want. But that isn’t always the case. I remember a time when I had noticed an increased sense of impatience within me – and it had spiraled to a point where my external circumstances were reflecting what I was feeling inside. I was experiencing such things as…– unexpected client cancellations– delayed payments on invoices issued– delayed responses from colleagues on collaboration– slight friction within my own team– a broken glass candle holder at my altar– and the delayed launch of a webpage Realizing that the above were happening all at the...

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Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference

[ad_1] Stressed or Depressed? Know the Difference Often in our daily lives, we use the terms stress and depression interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. Although they have similar symptoms, can be dealt with in almost the same manner and one may actually lead to another, they are two different conditions. But the line between the two can seem pretty thin at times, and sometimes the only way to determine whether you are dealing with one or the other is to consult a professional. What is stress? Stress is the experience of being overwhelmed or being under too much pressure mentally and emotionally. It is usually triggered by a current situation in your life that is too much...

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