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What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like

What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about the to-do lists of highly successful businesspeople? Here, we give you a sneak peek at three and their tips for making...

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, January 27, 3:24 PM

Es facil estar ocupado pero ese no es el reto...es reto es ser eficientes...Descubre algunas consejos basicos de personajes de exito


Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 28, 12:10 AM

Some useful tips for "To-Do' lists.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 1, 7:52 AM

Focus on top priorities first, use a combination of digital and paper I use Evernote and a notebook, and look at effective vs a long list.A few good ideas on reflecting and planning your day/week

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10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (& How To Learn Them)

10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (& How To Learn Them) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
This post was originally published on the UnCollege blog.No matter what you major in at university, there will always be lessons that can only be learned in the School of Life. In an increasingly competitive job market, companies are looking for graduates who have learned not only from their textbooks, but from the world around them. If you practice these ten crucial life skills while you’re still in school, you’ll be well-prepared for the world outside of college.1) How To Network With PurposeNetworking can get a bad rap: the idea of connecting with others for the express purpose
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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn

If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of N...
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The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman | Good Advice | Scoop.it
In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.
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A lesson in sociology and psychology.

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Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius

Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius | Good Advice | Scoop.it
He never attributed his accomplishments to his brilliant mind. Rather, he credited his character - his simple curiosity combined with relentless determination.Albert Einstein went so far as to say he was not smarter than other people. He just stuck with things longer than anybody else.It's a great lesson in self-leadership for us all. There are many smart people in this world going nowhere fast. Here is what Einstein had to say, and how we can apply his words of wisdom to our daily lives today.1. “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it
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How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs

How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The wheels in your brain are constantly turning, even when you're asleep or not paying attention. In fact, most of your brain’s activities are ones you’d never be aware of … unless they suddenly stopped. Nathan S. Jacobs takes us inside the always active, surprisingly spontaneous brain.

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Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent

Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember.
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10 Common Time Management Mistakes: Avoiding Common Pitfalls

10 Common Time Management Mistakes: Avoiding Common Pitfalls | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Boost your productivity by recognizing and overcoming these common mistakes.

 

Mistake #1. Failing to Keep a To-Do List

Mistake #2. Not Setting Personal Goals

Mistake #3. Not Prioritizing

Mistake #4. Failing to Manage Distractions

Mistake #5. Procrastination

Mistake #6. Taking on too Much

Mistake #7. Thriving on "Busy"

Mistake #8. Multitasking

Mistake #9. Not Taking Breaks

Mistake #10. Ineffectively Scheduling Tasks

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The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 2015 Graduates | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire. The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization. Employers also want new hires to have [...]
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The 4 Job Skills Employers Want to See on Your Resume

The 4 Job Skills Employers Want to See on Your Resume | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What are the most popular job and career skills today's hiring managers want to see? Here are four of the top skills and how to improve them.
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Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work - InformationWeek

Artificial Intelligence Will Put Us Out Of Work - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Forget killer robots. Widespread unemployment is the worst case scenario for humans in the AI future.
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Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People - InformationWeek

Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers.
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How to Instantly Click With Everyone You Meet

How to Instantly Click With Everyone You Meet | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Learn how to click with people instantly. It is the secret to better relationships in business and in life.
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20 Inspiring Quotes From William Zinsser's "On Writing Well"

If you're looking for inspiration and ideas that will help you become a better writer, read these 20 inspiring quotes from William Zinsser's "On Writing Well",…
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Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech

Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech | Good Advice | Scoop.it
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" - Albert EinsteinI remember working in the music industry from 1996 until 2002 and meeting tons of music producers. I could always tell based on my conversations about music with them who would end up being a breakthrough producer and who would simply be average. Those that told me they exposed themselves to a variety of different beats and genres for influence always became the producers in demand from artists across multiple genres. Producers like RZA, Timbaland and DJ Premier come to mind. Those that simply immersed
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6 Steps To Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

6 Steps To Writing Your Personal Mission Statement | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Knowing what you do and why you do it makes success more likely.
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Key Life Choice: What Driving In A Snowstorm Taught Me About Vision & Execution

Key Life Choice: What Driving In A Snowstorm Taught Me About Vision & Execution | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The storm appeared instantaneously. Huge snowflakes quickly covered the road blending with the white lane markers and obscuring any clear sense of our path. My friend focused hard as he struggled t...
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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 4:50 PM

Certainly, re-reading is inefficient, but it depends on the purpose. When we are looking for the deepest meaning, re-reading serves a purpose that other methods may not.

 

 

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, February 19, 8:47 PM

I like to encourage the use of mind-mapping tools and flow-chart representations when being delivered content. For the last twelve months I have focused on using my mini tablet as my main recording tool in doing this - this article had me reflecting on why I was finding this methodology so useful.  

Agnes Ng's curator insight, February 27, 7:51 AM

Useful tips for studying smarter. Apply these tips!

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What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization?

What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One particularly distressing hallmark of late modernity can be characterized as a cultural loss of the future.

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, February 20, 6:52 AM

As the Long Now Foundation co-founder Stewart Brand describes it, “civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span,” driven by “the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking.” 

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How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Minutes With One Simple Question

How to Stop Procrastinating in 3 Minutes With One Simple Question | Good Advice | Scoop.it

What's on your mind right now that you know you should be doing? What's that thing that you keep putting off even though you know you should be doing it? How many of those things are there for you? If you're like me, there's a bunch of them.

Now when you think about all of them (or even just one big one), you get overwhelmed, right? Of course you do.

But what if you only had three minutes to work on it? Three minutes to take some kind of action, any action?

And here's where the three-minute procrastination solution comes to life:

Keep your life creative and simple: 

 

What needs to be done now in these three minutes?

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Commute More Productive

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Commute More Productive | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Check out this roundup of free mobile apps that'll make your commute more productive -- and maybe even more fun.
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College Students Prefer Textbooks to eBooks For Study Purposes

College Students Prefer Textbooks to eBooks For Study Purposes | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Time will tell if, or when, digital books become the preferred format for college students but for now, textbooks are safe.
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Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century? - InformationWeek

Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century? - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
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Geekend: Binge Watching TV A Sign Of Depression? - InformationWeek

Geekend: Binge Watching TV A Sign Of Depression? - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Binge watching your favorite show might be a sign of depression or a lack of self-control. Or it might just mean you've got a free night.
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