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The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Holding focus | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
This is the third in a series of posts about skills in awareness; the first two were being centered and paying attention. Being centered brings you into the present moment. Paying attention allows
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Research: Attributes of Great Leaders - Emotions & Results

Research: Attributes of Great Leaders - Emotions & Results | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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What are the key ingredients of great leadership today? New study finds key to good vs. great.  Read now.

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The Necessary Art of Persuasion

The Necessary Art of Persuasion | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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There’s just as much strategy in how you present your position as in the position itself.  Now is the time to learn the four critical steps.

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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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There’s a lot of advice about giving corrective feedback. If you need to give feedback regarding someone’s work, how should you do it?  Now is the time to read or refresh how it can be done.

 
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Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Some advice and reflection.

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What Makes a Leader?

What Makes a Leader? | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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 What is the “right stuff” that leaders are made of?  This article explores the role of Emotional Intelligence in leadership.  Read more now. 

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The Enemies of Trust

The Enemies of Trust | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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The building blocks of trust are unsurprising: They’re managerial virtues like consistency, clear communication, and a willingness to tackle awkward questions. Building a trustworthy (and trusting) organization requires close attention to those virtues. And it also requires a defensive game: You need to protect trustworthiness from its enemies, both big and small, because trust takes years to build but can suffer serious damage in just a moment.  This article take a look at some of those enemies, discuss trust in times of crisis, and explores the ways to rebuild trust when it’s been breached.  Read more now.

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Lacking Motivation? Follow These Steps to Get Back on Track.

Lacking Motivation? Follow These Steps to Get Back on Track. | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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From the article: "Motivation comes from within you, not from outside you. No one can motivate you but yourself. Here's how to best do it." Now read more.

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5 Myths about Introverts and Extraverts at Work

5 Myths about Introverts and Extraverts at Work | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Raise your hand if you are an  ambivert?  If you’re an introvert or an extravert, and you want to become better at persuading and influencing, get in touch with your inner ambivert.  Read more now.

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Do Your People Trust You?

Do Your People Trust You? | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Don’t take trust for granted, or believe it just happens, because virtually all you do as a leader and or manager begins with people’s trust in you.

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The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Autonomy and transparency in their workplace attracts and most importantly retains the best of the best staff.  Do you have the courage to give it a try?

 



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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 29, 12:28 PM

It resonates in me when I read this article, even though we always should be careful when applying autonomy... to not replace it by "abandonment".

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Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Conflict Strategies for Nice People | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Conflict is a necessary part of a functioning team.  It doesn't need to be mean. Now is the time to explore some stratagies.

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Our brains are more likely to seek out negative information and store it more quickly to memory.  You can learn to cultivate that resilience by training your brain to stay positive when times are tough.  This article gives you three techniques to practice.  Read more now.

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We Could Be Better at Giving Thanks

We Could Be Better at Giving Thanks | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
70% of respondents said they’d feel better about themselves if their bosses were more grateful.
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Food for thought....and an opportunity to make a difference.  Excerpt: "Although people say they want to be thanked more often at work, fewer than 50% of Americans polled for the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic organization, reported that they would be very likely to thank salespeople, their mail carriers, or cleaning crews, and just 15% express daily gratitude to friends or colleagues. 74% never or rarely express gratitude to their bosses—but 70% said they’d feel better about themselves if their bosses were more grateful. " 

 

 

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Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups

Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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From the article: Individual emotional intelligence has a group analog, and it is just as critical to groups’ effectiveness. Teams can develop greater emotional intelligence and, in so doing, boost their overall performance.  Now read more.

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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Revisiting Maslow's hierarchy...remember the the pyramid of needs?   An interesting reflection and a must read

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Say No Without Burning Bridges

Say No Without Burning Bridges | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Do you find it hard to say no? Read now how to manage it better. 

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Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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The effect of reflection on learning is mediated by greater perceived ability to achieve a goal (i.e., self-efficacy). The study results reveal reflection to be a powerful mechanism behind learning, confirming the words of American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey: We do not learn from experience ... we learn from reflecting on experience." Reflection ha a role in leadership as well.  Read more now.
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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 3:02 AM

Title says it all!  Like most great and worthwhile activities, even better when done with others!

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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions

The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Leadership is not about acting the part, but rather being your most authentic self to serve the organization and advance others, while avoiding the traps of self promotion.  How does your first impression begin to impact performance, morale, attitude, trust and innovation?   

 

 This article highlights 14 things to consider if you want to make an unforgettable first impression.  Read more now.

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Two Ways to Reduce "Hurry Up and Wait" Syndrome

Two Ways to Reduce "Hurry Up and Wait" Syndrome | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Have you ever been asked to drop everything to complete a seemingly urgent task, and then found that the task wasn’t so urgent after all?

Now is the time to read more.
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Smile, Don’t Bark, in Tough Times

Smile, Don’t Bark, in Tough Times | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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During taxing circumstances, team members are less likely to address the issue underlying a leader anger and more likely to take offense at your behavior. Read more now.

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How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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So often, we assume that excellence requires a monumental effort and that our lofty goals demand incredible doses of willpower and motivation. But really, all we need is dedication to small, manageable tasks. Mastery follows consistency.

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Has Listening Become a Lost Art? — HBS Working Knowledge

Has Listening Become a Lost Art? — HBS Working Knowledge | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Have we lost the ability to listen?  Insightful  new research that suggests we don't even listen to ourselves anymore. What do YOU think?

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The meaningful life is a road worth traveling

The meaningful life is a road worth traveling | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Happiness and meaningfulness, similar or dramatically different?  Stanford researchers  found five key differences between meaningfulness  and happiness.  Is it as simple as givers and takers? Now is the time to read the full article. 

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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It's not easy, but these three tips can help.

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 12, 11:15 AM

"When it comes to getting outside your comfort zone, don’t mistake magical outcomes for magical processes. Adaptation takes time, effort, strategy, and determination"

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14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent

14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent | Inspirational learning | Scoop.it
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Excertp: "What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotional intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success."  Now check out the 14 signs of emotional quotient (EQ). 

 
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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:45 PM

Sounds like a great place to start students understanding what their emotional intelligence is.  Need to convince students that emotional intelligence makes a difference.

What a quote:

"Your ability to concentrate on the work you're doing or your schoolwork, and to put off looking at that text or playing that video game until after you're done ... how good you are at that in childhood turns out to be a stronger predictor of your financial success in adulthood than either your IQ or the wealth of the family you grew up in,"

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When an emotionally intelligent person experiences a failure or setback, he or she is able to bounce back quickly. This is in part because of the ability to mindfully experience negative emotions without letting them get out of control, which provides a higher degree of resilience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:42 AM

What does it mean to be a great leader? I think it is sign of emotional intelligence and so hard to define.

Charney Coaching & Consulting's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:46 AM

How many of these signs do you see in those around you?