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How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide

How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there's the base human instinct to cc: everyone in our address notebook whenever possible.


What are the best ways to take control and optimize your use of email? Quartz turned to academic research from around the world and other thoughtful sources to compile these insights and suggestions.

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Check every 45 minutes (not every five). Ask simple questions. Don't pollute group-emails with one-word reply-alls.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Let us help you stay connected, educated and networked by filtering some of the most interesting and relevant business content for you. Right here, we become your personal content curator, putting you in touch with the hottest, most interesting and most valuable business resources from around the world.


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Each day we aim to deliver an outstanding learning experience to our training participants - services which strengthen skills, enlighten minds and empower the spirits of managers and employees. In turn, we know this will help their employers to prosper and grow and employees will say, "we have great managers in this company and I am going to give 100% to support them and their vision".

 

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8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority.

In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles:

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The choices you make every day can help you grow stronger and become better.

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The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less

The 3-Step Plan to Accomplish More By Working Less | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?”

That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off with.

Instead, here’s a good place to start: “What can I subtract from my current workload so that I can clear away some muck, free up my time and energy, and start contributing at the highest possible level?”

In other words: “What should I be doing less of around here?”

After working as a psychologist and life coach for over 28 years--mentoring super-achievers across all kinds of industries--what I have observed, time and time again, is that the secret to success isn’t doing more. It’s doing less.

Here is a simple auditing exercise to help you critically examine your work week and decide which tasks to keep--and which you ought to delete.

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It's time to critically examine what you actually do during the week.

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Integrating Supply and Demand

Integrating Supply and Demand | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

At many companies, sales generation activities have become disconnected from the operational activities required to fulfill that demand — resulting in conflicting objectives and foregone business opportunities. Bringing the supply and demand sides of an enterprise together can represent a significant opportunity for efficiency and value creation.


Many companies compete in multiple product or customer categories, each of which requires a distinct supply chain capability. Such companies are challenged to develop capabilities in both cost leadership and product or service differentiation — a tall order, given that the ability to compete in different strategic segments at the same time requires precise coordination of the sales side of the company with supply chain operations.

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Joining the supply and demand sides of an enterprise presents an opportunity for efficiency and value creation.

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The Globalization Capability Gap: Execution, Not Strategy, Separates Leaders from Laggards

The Globalization Capability Gap: Execution, Not Strategy, Separates Leaders from Laggards | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Over the past few decades, the rise of emerging markets—initially as sources of cheap labor and then as rapidly growing consumer markets and centers of capital investment and innovation—has caused most companies of size and stature to enlarge their global ambitions. But despite this concerted push to globalize, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations.

  • Only about 10 percent of companies believe they have the full complement of capabilities required to win overseas. Most companies are barely mastering the basics.
  • A smart strategy is necessary but insufficient. The winners in globalization also execute better than their competitors.
  • Companies struggle with three specific areas overseas: strengthening their go-to-market, logistics, and other value-chain activities; aligning their organization to support the global agenda through, for example, the spread of best practices; and mastering mergers and acquisitions.
  • Line managers who run businesses or regions are much more pessimistic about their companies’ global readiness than headquarters staff.
  • Midsize companies are at the greatest risk in going global. They are less nimble than smaller companies and do not have the scale or systems of larger ones.

Those are the primary messages of the Global Readiness Survey, which was conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school. (For details on our methodology, see the sidebar “What We Asked, Whom We Surveyed, How We Scored.”) In this report, we explore our findings and take a detailed look at what separates the leaders from the laggards in globalization.

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Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, July 20, 9:58 PM

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"A smart strategy is necessary but insufficient. The winners in globalization also execute better than their competitors."
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9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career

9 Subtle Habits That Could be Killing Your Career | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | 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:

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

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