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Put the Big Rocks In First

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This is a principle so simple and yet so profound, it will completely change your life if you consistently practice it. The big idea is that you must schedule time for your most important priorities first.
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Five myths to beat before they beat you | Flying Solo

Five myths to beat before they beat you | Flying Solo | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Soloists can believe some long-held myths are actually true. Unfortunately, if they’re not debunked, these myths can drive small business into the ground.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 28, 8:44 PM

These myths don't only apply to small businesses.

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5 Ways To Stay Focused In A World Full Of Distractions

5 Ways To Stay Focused In A World Full Of Distractions | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There are tons of things lying in wait to distract you from your ultimate goal. Here's how to put the kibosh on their attack.
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Great Doesn’t Happen By Accident… Changing expectations

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What Does It Take To Build And Develop A Truly Great Team? Part 6 of a series…Welcome to part 6 of this series on hiring and developing a great team. We’ve talked about hiring for qualities,
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34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success

34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Most of us make the mistake of pursuing external signs of success without doing the hard internal work first - How to prepare for external success (34 Things You Can Do Internally To Prepare For External Success http://t.co/jJ3H5o8axp...


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The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment

The Best Way to Change Your Habits? Control Your Environment | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment. —Dr. B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford Persuasive Lab Most of us would like to think that our habits follow our intentions. The truth is that one of the mind’s chief functions is to spot and utilize patterns as shortcuts, in order to

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 17, 11:44 AM

Some very good advice for those of us who feel pulled in too many directions at once.

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"Precrastinating" And Why It's Just As Bad As Procrastinating

"Precrastinating" And Why It's Just As Bad As Procrastinating | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
A precrastinator--one who completes tasks in advance--may think they're beating procrastinators at their own game, but that's not true.
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How You Unplug: At The End Of The Day, And Beyond

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Our work lives follow us everywhere, which can make it difficult to unplug. We asked about your off-hour habits, and you answered.
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A Spiral Model of Change

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Designing change can be following the whorl of a shell more than the steps of a pyramid.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, July 9, 5:19 AM

Dan Oestreich about #organizational #Change on Unfloding #Leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 9, 10:45 AM

Everything we need to know is already there. The challenge is shaking free from what shackles us in deeply held beliefs.

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How Behavioral Coaching Moves You From Good To Great

How Behavioral Coaching Moves You From Good To Great | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

 I don’t know of a single CEO who isn’t smart, knowledgable, and talented.  The executives I meet are skillful, hard working, and successful. These successful men and women are operating at about 95% of their full potential. The right kind of coaching can get them to 99.5%.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 9, 7:11 AM

Great post here by Giant Leap Consulting on coaching through behavioral change.  


Here are two critical steps:


7. Develop an ongoing follow-up process. The one key point of the follow-up is to answer the question, “Based on my behavior last month, what ideas do you have for me next month?”Notice it doesn’t focus on mistakes that might have been made. It focuses solely on the future and is positive. Then within 6 months ask the stakeholders to complete a two to six question mini-survey to determine whether the client has become more or less effective in the behavior he or she is working on.


8. Review the results and start again. It’s rare that a client doesn’t experience remarkable improvement. This process works when the client is serious and really wants to improve. The next step is to build upon this success by identifying the next behavior to improve. The continued cycle of success results in greater effectivness for the client.

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10 Tips For Handling Change in the Workplace

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One of the attributes all employees need to have is being able to adapt to change. In this current economy, everyone is moving around from one company or group to the next. We've accepted that employees don't stay in one …Read »

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, July 8, 2:33 PM

The only thing that anyone can be sure of is change.  The advice in this article is not something that you haven't heard before; however, focusing on what you can control and staying in touch with past colleagues is advice that serves all of us.

 

Keeping up with the trends and continuously building your skills and knowledge is advice that was given to me when I first started out in my career.

 

Ask yourself:  If you are out of work today, have you kept up with the knowledge, skills, and certifications to compete in the marketplace?  If not, set time aside each week to do this.  Even if you don't have the funds or time -- you can always enroll in an online free course offered through edx.

 

Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!

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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

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You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funny thing is, our bodies and minds have a funny way of adjusting to the demands we place on them, at least for awhile.

 

As your hours creep up and the pressure gradually intensifies, you may end up feeling like you're flying (or at least grinding it out) until one day, burnout hits with a vengeance and your health or your sanity crumbles. Rather than get to that point, wouldn't it be good if you could keep an eye out for early warning signs that your schedule and stress levels are starting to get out of whack so you can make adjustments before you collapse?


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 8, 6:36 PM

Stress can creep up on you. Keep an eye on your state of mind by watching out for these warning signs.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 8, 8:44 PM

Some early warning signs of over-working.

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Broad Strokes: Five Key Leadership Lessons From Billionaire Eli Broad

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When Peter Drucker died in 2005, billionaire Eli Broad was among those who lavished praise on him, noting that the legendary management writer’s insights “seemed rather simple but, in fact, were very profound.”

Today, the same thing might well be said of Broad, the founder of two Fortune 500 companies, an internationally renowned art collector and museum patron, and a celebrated philanthropist and civic leader.

 

In his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable, Broad shares his own principles for success—nearly all of which are positively Drucker-like. Scores of leadership, management and life lessons are sprinkled throughout the book. Here are five that I found especially powerful:


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3 Ideas For Navigating Change In The Office Without Freaking Everyone Out

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Many employees fear change at work. Here's how managers can navigate changes in procedure without overwhelming their staff.

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 7, 9:14 AM

It is certainly valuable to allow involvement and influence in making changes; people generally respond better to changes they understand and value and are much more likely to do so if they are involved in its planning and implementation. Simply "educating" people does not take into account their specific situation or concerns and so may help make the unfamiliar more familiar, the unknown more known, but still leaves individuals circumstances unaddressed. 

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5 Ways to Suppress Your Inner Serial Scheduler & Create More Space in Your Life

5 Ways to Suppress Your Inner Serial Scheduler & Create More Space in Your Life | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

"Do you ever daydream about a superhero alter ego? In my reveries, I’m a mad scientist remixing the brain chemistry of the clinically depressed and injecting the chronically unconfident with invisible vials of self-love. I’m changing the world, in short, by sharing one Yoga or meditation practice at a..."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 7:09 PM

The idea of a serial inner scheduler is interesting. It contributes to a hyper-kinetic life and we need time to just be.

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5 Free Apps For Making Good Habits And Breaking Bad Ones

5 Free Apps For Making Good Habits And Breaking Bad Ones | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Visualize, track, and data-crunch your way to new habits.
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Three Easy Ways For Significant Connections-Living in Passion

Three Easy Ways For Significant Connections-Living in Passion | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Creating significant relationships that bring people closer starts with increasing your curiosity and decreasing the need to be interesting.
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14 Ways To Manipulate Your Mind For Success

14 Ways To Manipulate Your Mind For Success | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to manipulate your mind for success? Well, Mo Seetubtim from BrandMentalist.com breaks down a tried and true way of manipulating your mind

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 21, 2:15 AM

Have you ever wanted to manipulate your #mind for #success?...

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How Rational People Have Irrational Thoughts

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It happens to the best of us, even when we know better—we have thoughts that are irrational even though we are rational people. See if any of these sound familiar to you: 


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David Hain's curator insight, July 16, 7:37 AM

Common signs of faulty thinking that you need top challenge in self and others, via @Lolly Daskal. Must read, we all have some of these!

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20 Habits Happy People Have (But Never Talk About)

20 Habits Happy People Have (But Never Talk About) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

All of this has given us keen insight into the specific behaviors that make human beings happy.  We’ve literally watched people go from feeling down in the dumps to being on top of the world in a matter of weeks, simply by making subtle, effective changes to their daily habits.


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Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List

Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
If you were given a few years to live, how would your life change? More importantly, what would you stop doing? (What do you need to *stop* doing?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 11, 1:58 AM

If we can't alter 24 hours in every day, we need to stop doing some stuff to make more time for important stuff!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 12:28 PM

I prefer a to be list. Who am I becoming today? That seems like a very important question.

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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

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Revisiting Maslow’s hierarchy.
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What Generation Z Is Telling Us About Leadership

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If you want a glimpse of the future of technology and its impact on society, study how younger generations interact with one another today. While everyone is talking about Millennials these days, there’s another, potential more disruptive generation behind them…Generation Z.


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Susan Taylor's curator insight, July 7, 2:39 PM

Generation Z -- Digital Natives -- the Teens, Tweens and children of today. 


While Millennials have been taking the spotlight, this blogger suggests that understanding how teens use social media will not only help you to make decisions for the future; it will help you to lead. 


And the new word in leadership?  Resilience!

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How Your Decision Making Skills Can Make or Break You

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The way you make decisions determines your career trajectory, and if you want to rise high, you must aim for a leader-like style


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 8, 8:31 PM

Leaders Style


This decision-making process places high importance on gathering information and gaining the support of other people affected by the decision.

 

Leaders hold themselves accountable for their decisions even in the face of catastrophic setbacks. They continuously reach for bold and ingenious solutions, which energizes them and keeps them and their supporters committed.


If you don't do this, you may be a boss or an executive, but, NOT a leader. 

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. 


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 7:29 PM

Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 10, 4:52 PM

The skills required to bounce back from a major professional trauma are remarkably similar to those necessary for resilience in virtually any other area of life. Here’s what highly resilient people do in the face of adversity:

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 1:56 PM

Very true and useful. I wish I read this twenty years ago!

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Build Morale by Catching People Doing Something Right

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Creating a workplace culture that breeds high morale and engagement doesn’t happen by accident. It requires leadership – wise, empathetic, discerning, tho

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