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The Power of Saying No (based on science)

The Power of  Saying No (based on science) | Coaching Leaders |
Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a more productive and healthy life. Saying no to unnecessary commitments can give you the time you need to recover and rejuvenate.

Via Beth Dichter, Luciana Viter
David Hain's insight:

Took me a long time to realise this...

Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:04 PM

This post discusses a recent article that was published by the Journal of Consumer Science. The short hand version is that there is a significant difference in saying "I don't" than "I can't."

Why? "Your words help to frame your sense of empowerment and control [and the] words that you use create a feedback loop in your brain that impacts your future behaviors."

As I read this post I thought about Carol Dweck's work on growth mindset. How can we use this new knowledge to help our students?

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In Praise of Laziness

In Praise of Laziness | Coaching Leaders |

THERE is a never-ending supply of business gurus telling us how we can, and must, do more. Sheryl Sandberg urges women to “Lean In” if they want to get ahead. John Bernard offers breathless advice on conducting “Business at the Speed of Now”. Michael Port tells salesmen how to “Book Yourself Solid”. And in case you thought you might be able to grab a few moments to yourself, Keith Ferrazzi warns that you must “Never Eat Alone”.


Yet the biggest problem in the business world is not too little but too much—too many distractions and interruptions, too many things done for the sake of form, and altogether too much busy-ness. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess of meetings is the biggest devourer of time: they talk of vergaderziekte, “meeting sickness”. However, a study last year by the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that it is e-mails: it found that highly skilled office workers spend more than a quarter of each working day writing and responding to them.


Via The Learning Factor
The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 16, 2013 1:33 AM
Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more.

Lydia's Marketing & Communication Consulting's comment, August 16, 2013 10:54 AM
Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.