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Multi-Tasking Is Killing Your Brain

Multi-Tasking Is Killing Your Brain | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads? Learn why multi-tasking is hurting your brain.
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The 4 Key Habits of an A-Player

The 4 Key Habits of an A-Player | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

In hard times, you need to make tough decisions for the sake of your business. Most importantly, you need the right people by your side. But how do you identify the people who will turn your business around? What are the characteristics of these "A players" that make them so critical?

I learned the hard way when the bubble burst in 2001 and LivePerson, like all other tech companies, was losing clients fast. We were forced to reduce our staff by more than half--from 180 down to 80.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:21 PM

Evaluating the skill and will of your employees is a critical step when your business is at a crossroads.

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5 Tips to Learn and Remember Names

5 Tips to Learn and Remember Names | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Getting someone’s name right helps you forge a deeper connection with them.

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Chris Brown's curator insight, March 4, 2015 11:03 AM

I am always impressed when someone remembers my name...especially after the first meeting.  This skill is mastered by practicing some particular actions that will help you recall names...


If you want to make deep connections, use the names of the people you are connecting with... Pick one of these actions and practice it consistently for a month or so... you'll be amazed at how it improves your retention and interactions. 

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc in your mental well-being, which can lead to physical challenges.

A bad state of mind not only affects your physical well-being but makes it difficult for you to respond calmly under pressure. Ninety percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions, so your ability to perform effectively can be affected if you do not adopt strategies that will allow you to deal with toxic people.


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Don Wilson's curator insight, July 13, 2015 12:52 PM

Emotional Intelligence is a great skill to possess. It will truly benefit your life and everyone around you. If you are a student, parent, husband, wife, employee, employer; entrepreneur, teacher, preacher. If you are a man woman, or child, EI, can help you release damaging toxins, left by toxic people (and you too) that add undue stress, tension, and pressure; and free yourself, by improving your mental state, which in turn, increases your health and performance.

 

Other benefits include, but are not limited to; lower blood pressure and hyper-tension, blood sugar levels (diabetes), headaches, back and stomach pain. Paranoia, anxiety, and other related symptoms.

 

I am a student and practitioner of EI; and I have grown and benefited from it greatly, and so can you.

FELICIA PHILLIPS's curator insight, July 13, 2015 4:25 PM

Great Ways to Deal with Toxic People! 

Alicia Newton's curator insight, July 14, 2015 9:07 AM

Great article on avoiding the quicksand of toxic people. I practice many of these techniques. Boundaries; many you will have to love from a distance and it's ok. Being clear that just because people have the right to say what they want doesn't make it true about you; keep it moving. There will be positive & negative people. You get to choose who you will lend your energy to.

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3 Extreme Productivity Tips - Early To Rise

3 Extreme Productivity Tips - Early To Rise | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Now that we're more than halfway through the year, you've probably realized that you need more ways to get better results, faster, if you want to achieve y...
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How to Take Effective Notes

How to Take Effective Notes | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
I used to be a prolific note-taker. I would carry a notebook with me everywhere, and record anything I thought was interesting or important.
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Employees Are Responsible for Their Engagement Too

Employees Are Responsible for Their Engagement Too | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Employee engagement has remained stagnant over the past decade. It's time for workers to start doing something about it.
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9 tips to build your own resiliency - St. Cloud Times

9 tips to build your own resiliency - St. Cloud Times | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Things like breathing, self care, mindfulness and expressing emotions can help you rebound


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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, July 6, 2015 3:17 PM

At what point does resiliency stop being useful?

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How Introverts Can Network Without Changing Their Personalities

How Introverts Can Network Without Changing Their Personalities | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Meeting new people in social situations doesn't have to be the most painful thing ever. Here's how to network and stay true to who you are.
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5 Habits To Improve Brain Growth

5 Habits To Improve Brain Growth | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your brain in top shape, Dr. Jennifer Jones, a psychologist and expert in the science of success, says there’s no real proof that these can improve your mental acuity. She offers some daily practices that can truly grow your brain:

Brain Growth Habit #1: Rise With The Sun And Go To Sleep Not Long After Sunset.

 

Moving in your circadian rhythm is the best way to improve your brain power, according to Jones. When our sleep cycle is disrupted, our brain’s ability to process information and consolidate stress is inhibited. "Our cognitive abilities don’t work the way they should," says Jones.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 30, 2015 6:52 PM

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.

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5 Things to Do Today to Make Your Life Better - Early To Rise

5 Things to Do Today to Make Your Life Better - Early To Rise | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
You and I have spent the better part of our lives pursuing success, but we can't change this eternal truth: The best things in life are (nearly) free. Good...
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How Our Brains Stop Us From Achieving Our Goals (and How to Fight Back)

How Our Brains Stop Us From Achieving Our Goals (and How to Fight Back) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
As admittedly wonderful and fascinating as the human brain is, it can also feel like the brain is out to get us sometimes. In some circumstances, our brain's natural reaction actually does more to sabotage than help. Here, Sparring Mind founder Gregory Ciotti explains how to combat your brain's own brilliance, overcoming the instinctual reactions which often have devastating effects on your long-term goals.
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If You Must Work On Vacation Here's How To Do It

If You Must Work On Vacation Here's How To Do It | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Really you should just take a week off to decompress. But, if you can't put the smartphone down, here are the dos and don'ts.
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3 Exercises To Help You Succeed At Work

3 Exercises To Help You Succeed At Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Want to get those creative juices flowing? Try these three simple tips from Barnet Bain, author of "The Book Of Doing And Being."

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 27, 2015 1:44 PM

DOING THINGS TO KEEP YOUR FRESHNESS ON YOUR JOB NOT ONLY HELPS YOU BECOME A GREAT EMPLOYEE BUT GAIN RESPECT FROM YOUR LEADERS WHO ARE WATCHING AND ALSO COULD GET YOU THAT PROMOTION THAT EMPLOYEE SAME O, SAME O WILL NOT BE GETIING BECAUSE YOU ARE THE TYPE OF EMPLOYEE THAT IS DOING AND BEING THAT EMPLOYEE WITH YES THEIR CREATIVE JUICES PUT THEM OVER TOP.

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9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career

9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

While it's important to concentrate on your long-term goals–like salary increases and advancement opportunities–thinking too much about the big picture can cause you to overlook critical details. Unfortunately, one or two bad habits can sabotage your best efforts to advance your career. Here are nine subtle habits that could be killing your career:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 14, 2015 7:27 PM

These behaviors can become so ingrained that you might not notice they're holding you back.

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10 Questions to Ask After Setting Your Goals

10 Questions to Ask After Setting Your Goals | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Here are ten questions to ask yourself that can accelerate your goal achievement whenever you ask them.

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2015 8:33 AM

Keep pushing forward to achieve your goals...

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How to Have More Time: 12 Questions to Help You Double Your Productivity

How to Have More Time: 12 Questions to Help You Double Your Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Here's a self-analysis you can do to find out how to have more time and be twice as productive.
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10 Bad Habits to Ditch for a Happier You | LIVESTRONG.COM

10 Bad Habits to Ditch for a Happier You | LIVESTRONG.COM | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
You know the basics of leading a decent life: Brush your teeth, eat your veggies, exercise and be nice to people. But bad habits somehow manage to sneak their way into your lifestyle at times, often without your awareness. By letting go of the following bad practices you’ll free up time, energy, mental space and even money that could be...
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10 Ways 10 Minutes Can Make Your Day Better

10 Ways 10 Minutes Can Make Your Day Better | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Doing one of these 10 things that only take a few minutes can improve your day, your health, and your mind-set.
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The Importance of Changing Mediums

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When Picasso got bored with painting things as they appeared, he began experimenting with colors and shapes, an endeavor he would pursue the rest of his life.
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Why You Should Question Success Just As Much As Failure

Why You Should Question Success Just As Much As Failure | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Too many organizations fail to learn the right lessons from success and failure, and miss big opportunities as a result.
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LeadGenSocial's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:45 AM

Questioning Success means asking Two questions: Why and How do you know?

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How to Read the 3 Signs Telling You Your Purpose in Life

How to Read the 3 Signs Telling You Your Purpose in Life | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The path we will be happiest following begins where our talents intersect with our opportunities.
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How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.
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The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

-----Hemingway would put it: "I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket."

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Evening Routines: How to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success Tonight

Evening Routines: How to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success Tonight | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
See what evening routines are all about - what to include in them, how they affect your performance tomorrow morning and can change the day.
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