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Leadership and Encouragement for the 21st Century
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Rescooped by Roy Sheneman, PhD from Motivational Leadership

How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity

How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although I’m pretty sure one or two slipped down a YouTube wormhole.


Does this sound familiar?


It seems like my multi-tab madness is right in line with the status quo. We all love to have multiple tabs open at once, adding more and more as we find new articles to click and sites to visit. Pretty soon, it’s likely we’ve forgotten what we were online for in the first place.

Via The Learning Factor, Graeme Reid
The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:20 AM

Overwhelmed and in need of an attention-overhaul? Might be time to approach your workflow in a new way.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:49 AM

Thank goodness - the death knell on multi-tasking. Focus is the key to being effective.

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:09 PM

I have 17 tabs open, 3 Excel, 2 Word and 2 ppt files open. And a second browser. I need some single tasking!

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | 21st Century Leadership | Scoop.it

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


The tricky thing about stress (and the anxiety that comes with it) is that it’s an absolutely necessary emotion. Our brains are wired such that it’s difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn’t prolonged, it’s harmless.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 10, 2014 10:17 PM

This is simply not rocket science, but something that we have always known about, and perhaps forgotten down the road. Stress management has been the key to the success of everyone living in a society bordering on chaos. The successful mother, the mature director, the 'Mr Cool Dude' are all metaphors of successful people who manage their stress levels to remain calm even in the most challenging of situations. True, some might have an innate capability for remaining calm, but then others can train themselves too!

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

just imagine some professions like Armed Forces, Medicine, Airline Pilots, shipping, police where stress levels are very high, yet many of them remain so calm and composed.  Its comes through extensive training. I guess we all have the potential to control our stress levels and be happy. Good reading 

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:48 AM