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Ten tips: How to be a successful leader | Bdaily Business News

Ten tips: How to be a successful leader | Bdaily Business News | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Hot summer easy-reading reminder to the basics... you can read it anywhere on your smartphone (I myself am writing this on an iPhone...:-))))... during your holiday, in the 5-star all inclusive hotel or in your cottage in the country, in your yacht or on your sailboat...:-))) one or to point could even catch your attention in a new light... good swimming after reading it...:-)))

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John Michel's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:34 PM
The best business leaders need to be firm, decisive, sympathetic and forward-thinking, and it can be hard to strike a balance. People often think that they will be good leaders, but for many senior managers it is often the one area where they are actually really bad. Effective leadership isn’t as easy as it looks and few of us are naturals. But effective leadership can be learned.
Martina Preece's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:56 AM

...a leader of people needs all these things;  a timely reminder and refresher of what is important in engaging and leading a team, and what we need to aim for to do it better

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Liderago para asesoras y equipos directivos.

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This Is Your Brain on Metaphors

This Is Your Brain on Metaphors | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to confuse the real and the symbolic. And the implications can be as serious as war and peace.

Via Kevin Watson
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That's an excellent one... not an easy and a short one in this hot summer day but you might want to read it through to the end of it... it is worth of it...:-)))

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60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths

60 Inconvenient Personal Development Truths | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

I know you want to be the best you can be. We all do. But sometimes we look for success in the wrong places or we try to achieve it in the wrong ways.

 

Here are 60 inconvenient truths about personal development to help you stay on track.

 

The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.You can’t have good ideas unless you’re willing to generate a lot of bad ones.A good idea without action is nothing at all.It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating them.10% of our lives is decided by uncontrollable circumstances. 90% is decided by how we react to those circumstances.What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, ideas or plans to get started, you’ll never achieve anything.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KEJdhO


Via Martin Gysler
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Welll, don't be too intimidated or even bored by the long list... they are perls... OK, you've met perhaps even each (don't think so but might be...) but it's such a goog arrangements to have them together and need nt read a whole book (though there are recommendations within about some)... it is worth even to copy it out to recheck them from time to time... good reading and thinking about them....

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Monika Zands's curator insight, July 17, 2013 7:55 PM

Jim Rohn was a master at distilling information into bite size pieces so they were useable with more veolcity and immediacy.

 

This article is very useful if you know how to read, distill and activate the information inside of the messages contained in these 60 Truths.

 

Although I do not agree with the concept that these truths are "inconvenient" because that might assume I know what is best for others, I do appreciate and enjoy the content of these truths.

 

I invite you to read them and relate to them in a way so that they have the greatest impact in your life.

 

Enjoy.

Have you loved yourself today?

 

nextlevelteams@gmail.com

 

 

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:16 AM

It's not about what you know... It's how you act!

Pascal Vedel's curator insight, September 23, 2013 3:12 PM

60 "vérités" amusantes à lire et sans doute, "vraies" pour la plupart

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Leadership and Straight Talk

Leadership and Straight Talk | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
This post is from June, 2011 ====================================================== I happened across a movie the other day called Straight Talk.  It’s about a young woman who was accidently hired ...
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We can call it also effective communication environment... like the 6 principles...

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Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
It's a noble quest, but a tough one.
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A really, really excellent article... yes, you need dedication, time and it's not for everybody... and some other good points...

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Being a lifelong bookworm may keep you sharp in old age

Being a lifelong bookworm may keep you sharp in old age | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
New research suggests that reading and writing can slow down cognitive decline
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I like that.., Well, I did know that, of course...:-))) OK, not exactly that but anyhow it's a plain vanilla idea for me... of coourse  regular reading and writing will help you - side effect, you will never do these for this - to be longer flexible in your mind... It's not for longer, more healthy  life that you are reading and writing (would be ridiculous, wouldn't it?) but you are joyfully reading and writing for the life - among other important & magical things -  to be worth to live through...:-)))

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The Problem with Executive Isolation

The Problem with Executive Isolation | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The executive entourage may have its uses, but can keep leaders out of the loop.
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Now, guys, it's an important one... it happens all the time but it's very rare that you could have first-hand info about it... of course... the advisors have all the interests to keep it hidden and the other levels want to keep their jobs... and these advisors who knows everything better might be a very dangerous type of people... they have the boss' ear...

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Reverse Mentoring: What it is and Why it is Beneficial

Reverse Mentoring: What it is and Why it is Beneficial | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Almost everyone has hear about mentoring, but have you ever heard about “reverse mentoring”? Learn how reverse mentoring can help you and your company.
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Interesting, energizing idea... I would rather call it reciprocal mentoring but never mind... I'm sure that the new, young employee is honoured and also more ready to learn on his/her turn too... surely better he/she will be motivated than in a unidirectional, rather tutorial formal mentoring... he/she has a say, an experience and the new company is interested in this experience... gee... that's what I call motivation & empowerment... Jack Welch who coined it first is still actively with us...:-)))

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SOLworld CEE – September 12-14, 2013 Visegrád, Hungary

SOLworld CEE – September 12-14, 2013 Visegrád, Hungary | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Coaches and (the actual and potential) clients, solution-focused and other approches... It's something new...:-))) "Central East European SOLWorld conference" in Visegrád, a beautiful venue... 3+1 day fun... you can still apply on an early bird rate until the 12th of July... it's exactly next Friday midight... you know I like this solution-focus community because they are always full of fun and surprises... laugh, laugh, laugh and serious and durable result... How they do it? How we do it? It's time to learn this on the Visegrad conference... I will definitely be there... yeahhh, the picture? - you ask... well, if somebody happen to be would not know her, she is Katalin Hankovszky (acc. to her passport presumably) but for us, Hungarian coaches Hankovszky Katalin from SolutionSurfers Switzerland... in the same boîte with Peter Szabo and Daniel Meier... she trained a lot of us and she is the main organizer of this magnific event...:-))))

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Why Leaders' Thinking Is Often Wrong

Why Leaders' Thinking Is Often Wrong | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Being wrong? It happens... what to check, which ways we can go astray? A short reminder...:-)))

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Sascha Reimann's curator insight, July 5, 2013 6:49 AM

From the text: There are a handful of cognitive flaws that everyone -- executives included -- are particularly apt to fall prey to. Among them are:

Confirmation bias: We tend to search for things that confirm what we believe and ignore things that don't.Overconfidence effect: Our confidence in our judgment is generally higher than the actual accuracy of that judgment.Hindsight bias: This is the feeling that we "knew it all along" -- that our successes or failures were more predictable before they happened than they actually were.Bias for action: We tend to want to act or make decisions before we analyze or plan.

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Tao Te Ching 17: The Art of Leadership

Tao Te Ching 17: The Art of Leadership | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

"The greatest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are hardly aware. Next best is a leader who is loved and praised. Next comes the one who is feared. The worst is the one who i...

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Leave no footprint... like it...:-)))

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A Brief Look At Narcissistic Leadership | The Three Levels of Leadership - Scouller Leadership Blog

A Brief Look At Narcissistic Leadership | The Three Levels of Leadership - Scouller Leadership Blog | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The narcissistic leadership style, the strengths and weaknesses of narcissistic leaders and how this style of leadership compares to charismatic leadership.
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They could well be strong and charismatic, but always feeling deep inside a sort of inadequacy, therefore they want always overachieve, their visions are boundless/limitless, never really realistic... gather around people who admire him/her and they always lose the North...

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New Theory: Emotions and Facial Expressions Are Not Directly Related

New Theory: Emotions and Facial Expressions Are Not Directly Related | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Read about Lisa Barrett's new research on the science of emotion, which debunks Paul Ekman's theory that directly relates facial expressions to emotions.
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Well, is Ekman's theory (leading e. g. to the series "Lie to me") about the universality of the decodability of emotions from the facial expressions in its totality or partly false? A lot of money, influence, trainings, etc. are depending on this question... the (long) article is about somebody who wants to find out... with little help and against all the winds...

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Als Jugendlicher extrovertiert, als Senior glücklich

Als Jugendlicher extrovertiert, als Senior glücklich | Business Coaching | Scoop.it


Offenbar begünstigen gewisse Charaktereigenschaften, wie glücklich wir im Alter einmal sein werden. Eine britische Wissenschaftlerin glaubt: Wer als Jugendlicher besonders extrovertiert ist, fühlt sich als Senior glücklicher.

Zufriedenheit mit dem eigenen Leben hat viele Vorteile: Wer sich selbst wohl fühlt, lebt länger, ist beruflich erfolgreicher - und langfristig körperlich gesünder. Aber lässt sich diese Zufriedenheit vorhersagen? Ja, meint zumindest Catharine Gale, Epidemiologin der Universität von Southampton. "Die Persönlichkeitsstruktur in der Jugend beeinflusst nachhaltig, wie glücklich und zufrieden man Jahrzehnte ist." Für ihre Studie verwendete sie Daten einer britischen Langzeituntersuchung. Etwa 4500 Männer und Frauen, die 1946 auf die Welt gekommen waren, hatten sich im Alter zwischen 16 und 26 Jahren einigen Persönlichkeitstests unterzogen. Vor allem wollten die Psychologen herausfinden, wie es um die Extraversion und den Neurotizismus der Probanden stand......


Via Thomas Menk
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Nicht als das wäre sooo überraschend, aber ja, Kotaktfreudigkeit, früchlichen Extroversion könnten möglicherweise gute Indizen sein von fröchliche Alterszeit... das ist keine Gerechtigkeit... die simd immer die Extrovertierten die haben die besseren Konditionen...:-))) Obwohl wir lesen über dis Nützlichkeit des introvertiert zu sein... 

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Class distinction

Class distinction | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.
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Whether Executive MBA is worth of the investment? Some facts from  The Economist...

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To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day

To Beat the Chaos, Take a Thinking Day | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
One of the most under-discussed elements of effective leadership is how fast a leader must learn to stay at peak performance. Most successful leaders never stop learning. In fact, they are voracious
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...or a regular, scheduled morning...:-))) why not... I'm (very much) for it...:-)))

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Leadership Basics: What to Do When You Don't Have All the Answers

You're in charge, but that doesn't mean you're expected to always know what to do. Here are four ways to approach a challenge when you...
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Yes, I like very much (and always practiced) the idea that you don't know everything and the most natural thing to do in these cases... guess what? Yes, you can advance to the next round of the quiz: admit it...:-))) Though I have in store one ramification: it happens that you know something but you are not 100% in the solution... then - second round of the quiz... yes, admit it that you have a certain idea about it but you are not sure (I used to add: "it's 30% (50% or 70%) that I'm right and it would help a lot if you would contribute too" or something in the line...)

 

One more thing... I do not like very much point 4... doing anything even if it wrong (because you can learn from it)... well, rather ask it before...:-)))

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Via Baiba Svenca, Karen Dietz
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Well, I simply adore this...:-))) both the form and the content... charming...:-))) e.g. Iikd this: "Thou shall relax. For thy audience is unlikely to raise arms against thee..." tremendous, isn't it? ...:-)))

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Glad you like it Jesus!
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Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

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#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Curiosity: The always-in-style leadership skill

Curiosity: The always-in-style leadership skill | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
No matter how you define it, there’s a growing agreement that curiosity is a vital (and too frequently missing) ingredient in today’s workplace.
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Oh, no, really? The good old curiosity?! like this...

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» Depression Associated with Vague, Abstract Goals - Psych Central News

» Depression Associated with Vague, Abstract Goals - Psych Central News | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A new UK research study suggests a difference in goal-setting behavior among those who are depressed versus those without depression. University of Liverpool
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Now, that's excellent... the importance of the  specificity of goal-setting has received a new, very strong argument...:-))) like it...

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The Morality of Meditation: David DeSteno

The Morality of Meditation: David DeSteno | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

MEDITATION is fast becoming a fashionable tool for improving your mind. With mounting scientific evidence that the practice can enhance creativity, memory and scores on standardized intelligence tests, interest in its practical benefits is growing. A number of “mindfulness” training programs, like that developed by the engineerChade-Meng Tan at Google, and conferences like Wisdom 2.0 for business and tech leaders, promise attendees insight into how meditation can be used to augment individual performance, leadership and productivity.

 

This is all well and good, but if you stop to think about it, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the (perfectly commendable) pursuit of these benefits and the purpose for which meditation was originally intended. Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of the utmost concern to Buddha and other early meditation teachers. As Buddha himself said, “I teach one thing and one only: that is, suffering and the end of suffering.” For Buddha, as for many modern spiritual leaders, the goal of meditation was as simple as that. The heightened control of the mind that meditation offers was supposed to help its practitioners see the world in a new and more compassionate way, allowing them to break free from the categorizations (us/them, self/other) that commonly divide people from one another.

 

But does meditation work as promised? Is its originally intended effect — the reduction of suffering — empirically demonstrable?

 

To put the question to the test, my lab, led in this work by the psychologist Paul Condon, joined with the neuroscientist Gaëlle Desbordes and the Buddhist lama Willa Miller to conduct an experiment whose publication is forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science. We recruited 39 people from the Boston area who were willing to take part in an eight-week course on meditation (and who had never taken any such course before). We then randomly assigned 20 of them to take part in weekly meditation classes, which also required them to practice at home using guided recordings. The remaining 19 were told that they had been placed on a waiting list for a future course.

 

After the eight-week period of instruction, we invited the participants to the lab for an experiment that purported to examine their memory, attention and related cognitive abilities. But as you might anticipate, what actually interested us was whether those who had been meditating would exhibit greater compassion in the face of suffering. To find out, we staged a situation designed to test the participants’ behavior before they were aware that the experiment had begun.

 

WHEN a participant entered the waiting area for our lab, he (or she) found three chairs, two of which were already occupied. Naturally, he sat in the remaining chair. As he waited, a fourth person, using crutches and wearing a boot for a broken foot, entered the room and audibly sighed in pain as she leaned uncomfortably against a wall. The other two people in the room — who, like the woman on crutches, secretly worked for us — ignored the woman, thus confronting the participant with a moral quandary. Would he act compassionately, giving up his chair for her, or selfishly ignore her plight?

 

The results were striking. Although only 16 percent of the nonmeditators gave up their seats — an admittedly disheartening fact — the proportion rose to 50 percent among those who had meditated. This increase is impressive not solely because it occurred after only eight weeks of meditation, but also because it did so within the context of a situation known to inhibit considerate behavior: witnessing others ignoring a person in distress — what psychologists call the bystander effect — reduces the odds that any single individual will help. Nonetheless, the meditation increased the compassionate response threefold.

 

Although we don’t yet know why meditation has this effect, one of two explanations seems likely. The first rests on meditation’s documented ability to enhance attention, which might in turn increase the odds of noticing someone in pain (as opposed to being lost in one’s own thoughts).

 

My favored explanation, though, derives from a different aspect of meditation: its ability to foster a view that all beings are interconnected. The psychologist Piercarlo Valdesolo and I have found that any marker of affiliation between two people, even something as subtle as tapping their hands together in synchrony, causes them to feel more compassion for each other when distressed. The increased compassion of meditators, then, might stem directly from meditation’s ability to dissolve the artificial social distinctions — ethnicity, religion, ideology and the like — that divide us.

 

Supporting this view, recent findings by the neuroscientists Helen Weng, Richard Davidson and colleagues confirm that even relatively brief training in meditative techniques can alter neural functioning in brain areas associated with empathic understanding of others’ distress — areas whose responsiveness is also modulated by a person’s degree of felt associations with others.

 

So take heart. The next time you meditate, know that you’re not just benefiting yourself, you’re also benefiting your neighbors, community members and as-yet-unknown strangers by increasing the odds that you’ll feel their pain when the time comes, and act to lessen it as well.

 


Via Jim Manske, Jone Johnson Lewis
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Actually, I like this very much...

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Adrian Ivakhiv's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:22 PM

The result -- that meditators are more likely to show empathy to a stranger -- is not surprising, but the proportion (three times as likely) is. The research base for this conclusion keeps growing...

Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:02 PM

Nueva evidencia de que la meditación nos ayuda a ser más compasivos.

#bienestar

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6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Well, not an easy one... but very true...

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Michael Diamond's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:43 AM

Everyone can learn from improving communication skills either in their organization or in their personal lives

Rim Riahi's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:46 AM

#Leaders need clear messages, and this article gives some useful #tips on how to achieve that. It's focus is on the content and words leaders need to use. 

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, July 4, 2013 4:14 AM

A linguagem que usa reflecte o seu estilo de liderança?

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Margaret J. Wheatley: Goodbye, Command and Control

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It's not from now... it's from 1997... 16 years elapsed...  I'm not sure that "on the field" so many things happened , changed... Margaret Wheatley is somebody who is worth to listen to... 

 

What about this introduction, how it resonates with your experiences: "We know, for example, that in many surveys senior leaders report that the majority of their organizational change efforts or mergers fail. They and their employees report deep cynicism at the endless programs and fads; nearly everyone suffers from increased stress at the organizational lives we have created together. Survey after survey registers our loss of hope and increased uncertainty for every major institutional form in our society. Do we know how to organize anything anymore so that people want to engage in productive and contributing work?"

 

If you are just leaning back with a satisfied smile on your lips, OK, go... but if you think that this might be relevant to your organization in a little bit... then, please, read it...

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David Hain's curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:06 AM

It's a few years old, but the analysis is truly timeless.  Required reading for those who yearn for a new paradigm.

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Professional Development: Four Ways to Start Changing the World This Summer

Professional Development: Four Ways to Start Changing the World This Summer | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Changing the world sounds like a tall order. But in reality, educators play their role to help change the world every single day. The summer is a great time to start planting seeds of change in our p
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Yesss... "...summertime, and the livin' is easy, fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high, your daddy's rich..." or not... anyhow, in the summertime, finally you could have some time for your second quadrant, the "important but not urgent" things"... why not... "Share... Care... Contact and Reflect" says this small post.. like it...:-)))

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» 3 Key Mindfulness Practices for Calm, Self-Compassion and Happiness - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» 3 Key Mindfulness Practices for Calm, Self-Compassion and Happiness - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Three of my favorite short mindfulness practices, all spelled out to start applying today.
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Simple, easily applicable and memorable... great... like it...

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