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The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating | Global Leaders | Scoop.it
Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits' Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.
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Very interesting perspective on procrastination and getting things done: Let go distractions you don't need:

 

Tip : ask yourself what would happen if you stop doing things that prevent you to do most important tasks ?

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High-Energy Workplaces Can Save America

High-Energy Workplaces Can Save America | Global Leaders | Scoop.it

Maybe not perfect but I found the 12 questions used by Gallup quite objective in their attempt to link engagement with productivity: 

 

They claim that innovation, entrepreneurship, authentic sales growth, new customers, job growth — all the things that every company needs most — are sparked and inspired by the relationships between managers and employees that these 12 items measure.

 

I think what is important is to measure the answers before doing anything, identify with the employees maybe 2 or 3 points that impact the most their performance and measure again after changes have been implemented.

 

What do you think ?

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Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD

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Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They're in a state of what's called "continuous partial attention" where
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It takes more and more energy to focus due to the increase in speed and amount of information we receive everyday. Unlesss you live in a cave or an island without connnection, distraction is unavoidable. 

 

Even if we are very good at practicing mindfullness meditation, it is like a red light. it works to stop you in the moment...until the ligh turns green again.

 

I am always annoyed when people use the term "ADD" to describe a lack of concentration. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a medical disorder describe in the DSM IV book. It is described as a neurological condition or a kind of immaturity of the brain, that can be corrected with medication mostly stimulants. Medication is only working when you take it. When you stop you still have ADD and its symptoms come back right away. That is the only common thing between meditation and medication !

 

 

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Carla Chapman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 4:47 PM

Are you ever in a state of continuous partial attention?  Read here to have a deeper understanding of how to combat this.